Abbeville Kids

(dist. by Perseus)

The King and the Magician by Jorge Bucay, illus. by Gusti (Sept. 23, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0789212047), is a fairy tale about the power of wisdom and compassion. Ages 4–up.


I’m Going to Catch My Tail! by Jimbo Matison (Oct. 7, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1419713828). A rambunctious kitty goes on a wild chase through the house. Ages 3–7.

Tumbleweed Baby by Anna Myers, illus. by Charles Vess (Oct. 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419712326). A farm family takes in the wild “tumbleweed baby” they find near their home during the 1930s Dust Bowl. Ages 4–6.

Here Is the World: A Year of Jewish Holidays by Lesléa Newman, illus. by Susan Gal (Sept. 2, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1419711855), celebrates important days on the Jewish calendar. Ages 4–7.

I’m Gonna Climb a Mountain in My Patent Leather Shoes by Marilyn Singer, illus. by Lynne Avril (Sept. 2, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419703362). Sadie packs her favorite shoes, ballerina skirt, and other stylish accessories in her sparkly suitcase for the family camping trip. Ages 4–8.

Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau by Andrea Beaty, illus. by David Roberts (Sept. 2, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419712197). A lonely Parisian hatmaker receives a special gift. Ages 4–8.

The Last King of Angkor Wat by Graeme Base (Sept. 16, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1419713545). Among the ruins of Angkor Wat, Tiger, Monkey, Water Buffalo, and Gecko argue over who would make the greatest king. Ages 4–8.

You Are Not My Friend, but I Miss You by Daniel Kirk (Sept. 23, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419712364). When a sock monkey and a plush toy dog get into an argument during playtime, Monkey gets his feelings hurt. Ages 4–8.

Lucky by David Mackintosh (Oct. 7, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1419708091). Leo’s mom announces that there will be a surprise at dinner and sets in motion a riotous chain of events. Ages 4–8.

Beautiful Moon: A Child’s Prayer by Tonya Bolden, illus. by Eric Velasquez (Nov. 4, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419707926), is a picture book celebrating kindness. Ages 4–8.

Full Speed Ahead! How Fast Things Go by Cruschiform (Nov. 4, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1419713385) compares the speeds of vehicles, animals, and more. Ages 4–8.

You and Me by Susan Verde, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds (Jan. 6, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1419711978), is a tribute to how fate brought two best friends together. Ages 5–up.

Digging a Hole to Heaven: Coal Miner Boys by S.D. Nelson (Sept. 2, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1419707308). This work of historical fiction looks at child labor in the mining industry and features archival images and original artwork. Ages 8–12.

Shooting at the Stars: The Christmas Truce of 1914 by John Hendrix (Oct. 7, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1419711756) commemorates the 100th anniversary of WWI and the Christmas truce when Allied and German soldiers ceased firing and came together on the battlefield to celebrate the holiday. Ages 8–12.

Michael Shiner’s Capital Days: The Man, His Journal, and the Growth of Our Nation’s Capital by Tonya Bolden (Jan. 6, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-1419707339) looks at the growth of Washington, D.C., during the first part of the 19th century, as told through the real journal entries of a former slave. Ages 10–14.


Hello Kitty adds Happy Birthday, Hello Kitty (Sept. 2, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1419714665), ages 3–7; Hello Kitty, Hello Halloween! (Aug. 19, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1419713750); and Merry Christmas, Hello Kitty! (Oct. 14, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1419713767), ages 3–8.


Fleabrain Loves Franny by Joanne Rocklin (Aug. 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419710681) spotlights the friendship between a girl recovering from polio and an erudite, lovesick flea. Ages 8–12.

Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor by Jon Scieszka, illus. by Brian Biggs (Aug. 19, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1419712180), kicks off a series that blends real science and science fiction. Ages 8–12.

El Deafo by Cece Bell (Sept. 2, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-1419710209). A hearing aid grants “superpowers” in this graphic novel memoir about growing up deaf. Ages 8–12.

The Terrible Two by Jory John and Mac Barnett, illus. by Kevin Cornell (Jan. 13, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1419714917). In this series starter, Miles Murphy, known for being his town’s best prankster, moves to a new town and finds that the title of town’s best prankster is already taken. Ages 8–12.

Winterkill by Kate A. Boorman (Sept. 9, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1419712357) is a debut novel about an isolated society on the edge of survival and a girl who dares to seek answers to questions about life outside the settlement. Ages 12–up.

The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters (Oct. 14, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1419712166). In 1900, a handsome stage mesmerist hypnotizes a young suffragette, allowing her to see the world—and its monsters—as they really are. Ages 12–up.

Oh Yeah, Audrey! by Tucker Shaw (Oct. 14, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419712234). Three friends embark on a Breakfast at Tiffany’s–inspired adventure. Ages 13–up.

Paper Airplanes by Dawn O’Porter (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419711848). Flo and Renée, schoolmates in Guernsey, barely know each other. But when tragedy strikes, Renée is the only one able to comfort a grieving Flo. Ages 14–up.

Hold Tight, Don’t Let Go by Laura Rose Wagner (Jan. 6, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1419712043). The author’s firsthand experiences inspired this novel about the sorrow and hope that followed the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Ages 14–up.


The Misadventures of Salem Hyde adds Cookie Catastrophe by Frank Cammuso (Oct. 14, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1419711985), ages 7–9. New to Diary of a Wimpy Kid is The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney (Nov. 4, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1419711893), ages 8–12.

The Rainbow Serpent by Trevor Pryce and Joel Naftali, illus. by Sanford Greene (Oct. 14, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1419713095), joins Kulipari, ages 8–12. Origami Yoda concludes with Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus by Tom Angleberger (Aug. 12, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1419709333), ages 8–12. The Popularity Papers welcomes The Less-Than-Hidden Secrets and Final Revelations of Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang by Amy Ignatow (Sept. 9, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1419712708), ages 9–13. The Hidden Doors by Kazu Kibuishi (Oct. 14, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1419708824) is new to Explorer, ages 9–up. Pink & Green Is the New Black joins Pink & Green by Lisa Greenwald (Oct. 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419712258), ages 10–14. New to the Internet Girls is yolo by Lauren Myracle (Aug. 26, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419708718), ages 13–up. And Splintered concludes with Ensnared by A.G. Howard (Jan. 6, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1419712296), ages 14–up.

Abrams Appleseed

Countablock by Christopher Franceschelli (Aug. 5, board book, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419713743) features pages shaped as numbers counting up to 100. Ages 1–4.

In My Heart: A Book of Feelings by Jo Witek, illus. by Christine Roussey (Oct. 14, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419713101), explores a range of emotions. Ages 2–4.

100 Things That Make Me Happy by Amy Schwartz (Oct. 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419705182) pays tribute to 100 everyday things. Ages 3–6.


Mini Myths by Joan Holub, illus. by Leslie Patricelli, adds Be Patient, Pandora! (Sept. 16, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1419709517) and Play Nice, Hercules! (Sept. 16, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1419709548), ages 1–3. New Sally Board Books by Stephen Huneck are Sally in the Forest (Aug. 12, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1419712265) and Sally in the Snow (Oct. 7, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1419712272), ages 1–3. Peter Loves Penguin by David McPhail (Oct. 7, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1419713378) joins David McPhail’s Love Series, ages 1–4. And Thingy Things by Chris Raschka picks up Doggy Dog (Sept. 16, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1419712036), Clammy Clam (Sept. 16, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1419712012), Buggy Bug (Sept. 16, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1419712005), and Moosey Moose (Sept. 16, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1419712029), ages 2–4.

Albert Whitman

The Princess Who Had No Kingdom by Ursula Jones, illus. by Sarah Gibb (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807566305), is a modern-day fairy tale about a princess who lacks worldly possessions, but makes up for it in kindness, cleverness, and beauty. Ages 4–7.

Sugar White Snow and Evergreens: A Winter Wonderland of Color by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky, illus. by Susan Swan (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807572344), follows a family as they visit a busy maple-sugaring farm. Ages 4–7.

The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, illus. by Barbara Reid (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807556252). Reid reimagines the well-known Christmas poem via Plastiscine illustrations of young creatures. Ages 4–7.

The Ghosts Go Haunting by Helen Ketteman, illus. by Adam Record (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807528525). Verses written to the rhythm of The Ants Go Marching showcase a parade of ghosts, witches, and other spooky creatures. Ages 4–7.

PB&J Hooray! Your Sandwich’s Amazing Journey from Farm to Table by Janet Nolan, illus. by Julia Patton (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807563977), explores the raw materials of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Ages 4–7.

Milo Is Not a Dog Today by Kerstin Schoene and Nina Gunetsreiner (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807547939). Milo finds a friend who loves to pretend as much as he does. Ages 4–7.

City Street Beat by Nancy Viau, illus. by Barbara Bakos (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807511640). Two friends discover the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and textures of the city. Ages 4–7.

Madame Martine by Sarah S. Brannen (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807549056). The Parisian Madame Martine finds a stray dog who helps her appreciate the beauty of her surroundings. Ages 4–7.

With Books and Bricks: How Booker T. Washington Built a School by Suzanne Slade, illus. by Nicole Tadgell (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807508978). When Booker T. Washington arrived in Tuskegee, Ala., to teach after the Civil War, he found many eager students, but no school—so he and his students built it themselves. Ages 7–10.

The Hero in You by Ellis Paul, illus. by Angela Padron (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0807532393), adapts Paul’s songs profiling 13 historical figures including Rosa Parks, Woody Guthrie, and Rachel Carson. Packaged with an audio CD. Ages 7–10.

Flags over America: A Star-Spangled Story by Cheryl Harness (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807524701) explains the role that flags played throughout early U.S. history. Ages 7–10.

Jasmine Skies by Sita Brahmachari (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807537824). Fourteen-year-old Mira Levenson travels to India to get to know her aunt and cousin, and to solve a family mystery. Ages 9–13.


Urgency Emergency! adds Little Elephant’s Blocked Trunk by Dosh Archer (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0807583548), ages 5–8. Boxcar Children Mysteries by Gertrude Chandler Warner gains The Boxcar Children Guide to Adventure: A How-To for Mystery Solving, Make-It-Yourself Projects, and More (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0807509050), The Mystery of the Soccer Snitch (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0807508954) and The Mystery of the Grinning Gargoyle (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0807508923), ages 7–10. Lulu returns in Lulu and the Hedgehog in the Rain by Hilary McKay, illus. by Priscilla Lamont (Sept. 1, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0807548127), ages 7–10. Welcome to Bermooda! greets Crown of the Cowibbean by Mike Litwin (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0807587195), ages 7–10. Super Schnoz picks up Super Schnoz and the Invasion of the Snore Snatchers by Gary Urey, illus. by Keith Frawley (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0807575574), ages 8–12. And Shadows of the Silver Screen by Christopher Edge (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807573198) joins Penelope Tredwell Mysteries, ages 8–12.

Albert Whitman Teen

Stronger Than You Know by Jolene Perry (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807531556). After 15-year-old Joy is rescued from the trailer where her abusive mother confined her, she copes with anxiety in her new life. Ages 13–18.

The Opposite of Love by Sarah Lynn Scheerger (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807561324). Rose and Chase find a common bond in their troubled relationships with their parents, which leads to a tumultuous romance. Ages 13–18.

A Different Me by Deborah Blumenthal (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807515730). High schooler Allie, who has long wanted to get plastic surgery, becomes friends online with two other girls who share her obsession. Ages 13–18.

Algonquin Young Readers

The Witch’s Boy by Kelly Barnhill (Sept. 16, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1616203511). After Ned’s twin brother dies, villagers are convinced the wrong boy lived—until Ned summons the strength to protect the magic entrusted to his witch mother. Ages 9–up.

Passenger on the Pearl: The True Story of Emily Edmonson’s Flight from Slavery by Winifred Conkling (Jan. 13, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1616201968) tells of a young woman who, in 1848, risked her life for a chance at freedom in the largest slave escape attempt in U.S. history. Ages 12–up.

Jackaby by William Ritter (Sept. 16, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1616203535). Abigail Rook stumbles into a late 19th-century world of mystery and mayhem when she takes a job with R.F.

Jackaby, detective of the paranormal. Ages 12–up.

Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan (Oct. 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1616202842). Leila struggles with her Persian-American identity and burgeoning sexual identity while dealing with the many dramas of high school. Ages 14–up.


Three-Ring Rascals continues with The Circus Goes to Sea by Kate Klise, illus. by M. Sarah Klise (Sept. 9, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1616203658), ages 7–10.

All About Kids

(dist. by Baker & Taylor)

Big and Little ABC by Sandra Ure Griffin (Sept. 30, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-0974444673) is an alphabet book featuring a child and baby standing next to their respective capital and lower-case letters. Ages 2–6.

Don’t Let the Deadbugs Bite! by Steve Zmina (Nov. 14, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0980146813) is the tale of a community trying to rid itself of some troublesome bugs that have come back from the dead to haunt the town. Ages 4–8.

Allen & Unwin

(dist. by IPG)

On the Day You Were Born by Margaret Wild, illus. by Ron Brooks (Oct. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1741147544), celebrates the renewed view of the world that comes with the birth of a baby. Up to age 3.

This Little Piggy Went Dancing by Margaret Wild, illus. by Deborah Niland (Nov. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1743315118), offers a twist on the familiar nursery rhyme. Up to age 5.

Bella’s Bad Hair Day by Stephen Michael King (Sept. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1743313619). Bella has woken up with messed, mashed, and muddled hair. Ages 3–6.

The Dance Teacher by Simon Milne, illus. by Chantal Stewart (Sept. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1743313312), is the story of an aspiring ballerina and her inspirational teacher. Ages 4–8.

Figaro and Rumba and the Crocodile Cafe by Anna Fienberg, illus. by Stephen Michael King (Oct. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1742373119). Figaro the dog and his cat-friend Rumba get caught up in a cat-napping adventure. Ages 5–8.

The Secrets of Flamant Castle: The Complete Adventures of Sword Girl and Friends by Frances Watts, illus. by Gregory Rogers (Nov. 1, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1743319543), collects six stories about Tommy, a curious and daring kitchen girl who dreams of becoming a knight. Ages 7–9.

Diary of a Track and Field Titan by Shamini Flint, illus. by Sally Heinrich (Sept. 28, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1743317297), and Diary of a Super Swimmer (Sept. 28, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1743318843) star a bookish boy whose father wants him to try all sorts of sports. Ages 7–11.

The Grimstones: Hatched (Sept. 28, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1742376882) and The Grimstones: Mortimer Revealed (Nov. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1742376899) by Asphyxia launch a gothic fairy tale series featuring Martha Grimstone, a girl trying to find her special talent. Ages 8–12.

New Guinea Moon by Kate Constable (Oct. 1, paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-1743315033). Sixteen-year-old Julie goes to New Guinea to live with the father she’s never known. Ages 13–16.

Love-Shy by Lili Wilkinson (Oct. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1742376233). Aspiring journalist Penny finds her next feature when she discovers a fellow high school student posting anonymously on a forum for the dating-challenged. Ages 13–up.

Song of the Slums by Richard Harland (Dec. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1743310052). In an alternative 19th-century England, classically trained Astor joins the outcast gangs who are making a new kind of music, with pounding rhythms and wild guitars. Ages 13–up.

The Zigzag Effect by Lili Wilkinson (Dec. 1, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1743313039). Sage gets swept into a mystery when she takes a job working for a magician. Ages 14–up.

The Vanishing Moment by Margaret Wild (Dec. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1743315903) is the story of two young women at turning points in their lives who come together in a small seaside town. Ages 14–up.


Diamond Spirit by Karen Wood gallops along with Opal Dreaming (Sept. 28, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1742373171) and Golden Stranger (Nov. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1742378589), ages 11–14.

Amazon Children’s Publishing/Skyscape

(dist. by Brilliance Audio)

As Red as Blood by Salla Simukka, trans. by Owen F. Witesman (Aug. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1477847718), begins the Snow White thriller trilogy in which a girl discovers a stash of bloodstained money in her school’s darkroom. Ages 13–up.

Ghosting by Edith Pattou (Aug. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1477847749). On a hot summer night in a Midwestern town, a high school prank goes horrifically awry. Ages 13–up.

Girl on a Wire by Gwenda Bond (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1477847824). High-wire walker Jules must team up with Remy, a trapeze artist from a rival circus family, in this mystery. Ages 13–up.

Color Song by Victoria Strauss (Sept. 16, hardcover, $17.90, ISBN 978-1477847787). In this companion novel to Passion Blue, 18-year-old Giulia flees the convent where she has been confined against her will and escapes to Venice, where, disguised as a boy, she fights to fulfill her dream of becoming a painter. Ages 13–up.

On Two Feet and Wings by Abbas Kazerooni (Oct. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1477847831). In this memoir, Kazerooni recounts how, as a boy of 10, he was forced to leave his parents and friends and flee Tehran. Ages 13–up.


The Chronos Files continues with Time’s Edge by Walker Rysa (Oct. 21, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1477825822), ages 13–up.

Amazon Children’s Publishing/Two Lions

(dist. by Brilliance Audio)

I Love My Hat by Douglas Florian, illus. by Paige Keiser (Oct. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1477847800). Farm animals hop aboard Farmer Brown’s tractor and sing about their favorite clothing. Ages 3–7.

Snowman’s Story by Will Hillenbrand (Nov. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1477847879). A snowman comes to life and captivates his new friends with a book in this wordless tale. Ages 3–7.

You Are (Not) Small by Anna Kang, illus. by Christopher Weyant (Aug. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1477847725). Two creatures dispute who is small and who is big, until a couple of surprise guests show up and settle the matter. Ages 6–8.

At the Old Haunted House by Helen Ketteman, illus. by Nate Wragg (Aug. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1477847695), is a rhyming romp through the abode of the title. Ages 6–8.

Duck in the Fridge by Jeff Mack (Sept. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1477847763) is a bedtime story about a boy who discovers a bird in the refrigerator. Ages 6–8.

The Missing Pieces of Me by Jean Van Leeuwen (Sept. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1477847299). Ten-year-old Weezie teams up with an old buddy and a new friend to find the father who ran off before she was born. Ages 8–12.

American Girl Publishing

The Awesomest, Randomest Book Ever: Super Smarts and Silly Stuff for Girls by Mary Richards Beaumont, illus. by Stacy Peterson (Aug. 28, spiral-bound, $9.99, ISBN 978-1609584597), serves up advice, crafts, games, encouragement, activities, and more. Ages 8–up.

Design by Me: Big & Tiny, edited by Darcie Johnston (Aug. 28, spiral-bound, $14.95, ISBN 978-1609584740), encourages aspiring artists to decorate all sorts of items and offers design tips and instructions. Ages 8–up.


The BeForever line features reformatted American Girl stories as well as new Journey books about each character, in which readers choose the direction of the story. Initial Journey volumes are Full Speed Ahead: My Journey with Kit by Valerie Tripp, illus. by Juliana Kolesova and Michael Dworkin (Aug. 28, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1609584610); and titles featuring Samantha, Julie, Rebecca, Kaya, Caroline, and Addy.

Ammo Books

(dist. by Ingram)

Come with Me to Paris by Gloria Fowler (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1623260477). This rhyming book introduces the sights and culture of the City of Light. Ages 2–up.

One Wide River to Cross by Barbara Emberley, illus. by Ed Emberley (Nov. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1623260590), The Story of Paul Bunyan by Barbara Emberley, illus. by Ed Emberley (Nov. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1623260620), and The Wing on a Flea by Ed Emberley (Nov. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1623260583) are reissues of titles first published in the 1960s. Ages 4–up.

Andersen Press

(dist. by IPG)

A Twist of Fortune by Barbara Mitchel-Hill (Sept. 28, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1849395625). In this Victorian London adventure, things go terribly wrong when Sam and his younger siblings are sent to live with Aunt Maud and Uncle Bert in the most dangerous part of the city, called Devil’s Acre. Ages 9–11.

The Lost Prophecies by Michael Malaghan (Sept. 28, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1849395748). Staying with their museum curator uncle in Egypt, Callie and Nick Latham make a startling discovery: a 4,000-year-old hieroglyphic message written specifically to them. Ages 9–11.


Elmer returns in Elmer’s Weather (Sept. 28, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0862644949), Elmer’s Day (Sept. 28, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0862644963), The Elmer Pop-up Book (Sept. 28, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0862646738), up to age 5, and Elmer and the Monster (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1467742009), ages 4–9, all by David McKee.

Andersen Press USA

(dist. by Lerner)

I Want to Go Home! by Tony Ross (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1467750950). The Little Princess’s family has moved to a new castle, but she prefers the old castle. Ages 4–9.

Those Magnificent Sheep in Their Flying Machines by Peter Bently, illus. by David Roberts (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1467749350). Sheep make a round-the-world adventure in their spiffy yellow flying machine. Ages 4–9.

Cat & Dog by Michael Foreman (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1467751247). When Cat is accidentally whisked away in a fish van, her kittens are left to fend for themselves. Ages 4–9.

Tin by Chris Judge (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1467750134). Tin is looking after his sister Nickel when she grabs hold of a balloon and floats away. Ages 4–9.

A Big Day for Migs by Jo Hodgkinson (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1467750141) features Migs’s first day of school. Ages 4–9.


Elmer and the Monster by David McKee (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1467742009), ages 4–9, is a new Elmer book.

Andrews McMeel

(dist. by Simon & Schuster)

Chicago (Oct. 14, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1449460280) and San Francisco (Aug. 5, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1449455835) are die-cut books featuring landmarks, facts, and gatefold maps. Ages 4–13.

Muddy Max: The Mystery of Marsh Creek by Elizabeth Rusch, illus. by Mike Lawrence (Aug. 5, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1449435615), launches a graphic novel series chronicling the adventures of Max, a middle schooler who learns that mud gives him superpowers. Ages 7–12.

Phoebe and Her Unicorn: A Heavenly Nostrils Chronicle by Dana Simpson (Sept. 2, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1449446208) features the unlikely friendship between Phoebe, an awkward nine-year-old daydreamer, and her innocently arrogant unicorn, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils. Ages 8–12.


Desmond Pucket is back in Desmond Pucket and the Mountain Full of Monsters by Mark Tatulli (Aug. 5, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1449435493), ages 7–12. AMP! Comics for Kids welcomes The Mutts Diaries by Patrick McDonnell (Oct. 7, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1449458706), ages 8–12. And Big Nate stars in Big Nate: The Crowd Goes Wild by Lincoln Peirce (Oct. 14, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1449436346), ages 8–12.

Annick Press

(dist. by Firefly)

A Button Story (Sept. 1, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1554516520) and A Pebble Story (Sept. 1, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1554516544) by Emil Sher, illus. by Cindy Revell, feature adventure-filled searches for these small items. Ages 2–4.

Rafa Was My Robot by Alexandra Dellevoet, illus. by Ken Turner (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1554516797; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1554516780). Jacob searches in vain for a replacement battery for his robot friend, and learns how to cope after Rafa dies. Ages 4–7.

End of the Line by Sharon McKay (Sept. 15, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-1554516599; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1554516582). Ordinary citizens, including two elderly bachelor brothers, risk everything to protect a Jewish girl in WWII Amsterdam in this story based on true events. Ages 8–11.

When the Worst Happens: Extraordinary Stories of Survival by Tanya Kyi, illus. by David Parkins (Sept. 15, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1554516834; paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1554516827). True stories of people who were able to survive in extreme situations. Ages 9–12.

To This Day: For the Bullied and Beautiful by Shane Koyczan (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1554516391) is the spoken-word artist’s anti-bullying poem, which was the basis of a TED talk and a YouTube video with 13 million views. Ages 11–up.

Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices, edited by Mary Beth Leatherdale (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1554516872), is an anthology featuring writers, visual artists, performers, and others. Ages 12–up.

Escape from Tibet: A True Story by Nick Gray and Laura Scandiffio, foreword by the Dalai Lama (Nov. 1, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-1554516636; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1554516629). Two brothers face cruelty, hardship, and hope on their journey in search of freedom from Chinese authorities. Ages 12–up.

Generals Die in Bed: 100th Anniversary of World War I Special Edition by Charles Harrison (Sept. 1, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1554516926). This special edition of the combat novel contains a new foreword by Wade Davis. Ages 15–up.

Arbordale Publishing

(dist. by Ingram)

The Ghost of Donley Farm by Jaime Gardner Johnson, illus. by Laurie Allen Klein (Sept. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1628554519). Rebecca the red-tailed hawk stays up late to seek out a ghost, and discovers someone very different from whom she’d expected. Ages 4–8.


Compare and Contrast by Katharine Hall greets Trees (Sept. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1628554533) and Clouds (Sept. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1628554496), ages 4–8.

Arsenal Pulp Press

(dist. by Consortium)

Adrian and the Tree of Secrets by Hubert, illus. by Marie Caillou (Sept. 9, paper, $18.95, ISBN 978-1551525563). In this graphic novel, nerdy teenage boy Adrian falls in love with Jeremy, the cool kid at school. Ages 12–18.

Arte Público Press/Piñata Books

Estas manos: Manitas de mi familia / These Hands: My Family’s Hands by Samuel Caraballo, illus. by Shawn Costello (Oct. 31, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1558857957), depicts family bonds. Ages 4–8.

Cecilia and Miguel Are Best Friends / Cecilia y Miguel son mejores amigos by Diane Gonzales Bertrand, illus. by Thelma Muraida (Oct. 31, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1558857940), highlights Cecilia and Miguel’s lifelong friendship, from the third grade to the birth of their twins. Ages 4–8.

Letters from Heaven / Cartas del cielo by Lydia Gil (Oct. 31, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1558857988). This short novel about the death of a beloved grandparent celebrates Latino traditions and includes six Cuban recipes. Ages 8–12.

On the Other Side of the Bridge by Ray Villareal (Oct. 31, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1558858022). A 13-year-old horror movie buff learns the difference between imaginary and real-life horrors when his mother is shot and killed, and he and his unemployed father slide into homelessness. Ages 11–17.


(dist. by Consortium)

My Big Book of Monsters by Christophe Boncens (Oct. 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-2733821442) spotlights silly ghouls. Ages 3–up.

It’s So Good! 100 Real Food Recipes for Kids! by Nevin Martell, illus. by Rebecca Galera (Nov. 4, spiral-bound, $19.95, ISBN 978-2733829868), contains recipes for aspiring chefs. Ages 8–up.


My Little Sounds Book adds Farm Animals (Oct. 14, board book, $11.95, ISBN 978-2733827079) and Pets (Oct. 14, board book, $11.95, ISBN 978-2733827062) by Christophe Boncens, ages 3–up. My Little Picture Book gains The Wolf Who Travels Back in Time by Orianne Lallemand, illus. by Eleonore Thuillier (Jan. 6, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-2733829851), ages 4–up. The Snow Queen by Natacha Godeau, adapted from the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, illus. by Giorgio Baroni (Nov. 4, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-2733825303), ages 7–up, is a new Big Picture Book. And Around the World welcomes Princesses from Around the World by Katell Goyer, illus. by Misstigri (Nov. 4, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-2733829516) and Dancers of the World by Aurélia Hardy, illus. by Sybile (Oct. 14, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-2733830673), ages 8–up.

b small publishing

(dist. by IPG)

Handmade Crafts by Children for Children by Guadalupe Rodríguez, illus. by Manuela Montero (Oct. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1908164971), showcases projects made from everyday materials. Ages 6–9.

My English Sticker Atlas by Catherine Bruzzone, illus. by Stu McLellan (Oct. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1908164148), is a language-learning sticker activity atlas. Ages 6–9.


The Make Your Own series of color-and-cut-out kits by Clare Beaton adds 11 new titles including Make Your Own Creepy Castle (Sept. 28, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1902915401) and Make Your Own Rainforest (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1905710409), ages 5–7. The Children’s Classics language learning playset series by Catherine Bruzzone, illus. by Clare Beaton, adds six titles including Children’s Classics in English: Cinderella (Sept. 28, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1905710331) and Children’s Classics in French: Blanche Neige (Sept. 28, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1905710379), ages 6–9. Look Where I Live language skills books by Catherine Bruzzone, illus. by Louise Comfort, greets Look Where I Live!/¡Mira Donde Vivo! (Sept. 28, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1905710928) and Look Where I Live!/Regarde Ou J’habite! (Sept. 28, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1905710911), ages 6–9. Science Around You by Susan Martineau, illus. by Leighton Noyes, gains Bugs in the Garden: Discover the Fascinating Science in Everyday Life (Sept. 28, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1905710201), Shadows in the Bedroom: Discover the Fascinating Science in Everyday Life (Sept. 28, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1905710225), and Bubbles in the Bathroom: Discover the Fascinating Science in Everyday Life (Sept. 28, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1905710218), ages 6–9. And You Can Draw by Martin Ursell welcomes four titles including You Can Draw Cartoons A Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing Great Cartoons by Martin Ursell (Nov. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1902915142), ages 6–9.

Bailiwick Press

(dist. by PGW)


Year-by-Year Books by Karla Oceanak, illus. by Julie Rowan-Zoch, grows with You’re Here! (Oct. 14, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1934649459), up to age 1, You’re One! (Oct. 14, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1934649466), ages 1–2, and You’re Two! (Oct. 14, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1934649473), ages 2–3.

Barefoot Books

Bear’s School Day by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Debbie Harter (Aug. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1782850854), introduces typical classroom activities. Ages 2–6.

My Big Barefoot Book of Wonderful Words by Sophie Fatus (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1782850922). Via simple header sentences and detailed illustrations, readers follow a family through a busy day. Ages 2–6.

The Wheels on the Bus by Melanie Williamson (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1846867873; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1846867880) sets the familiar song in Guatemala. An enhanced CD features video animation and audio singalong. Ages 3–7.

Space Song Rocket Ride by Sunny Scribens, illus. by David Sim (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1782850977; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1782850984). A team of kid astronauts fly their homemade spaceship past planets, stars, black holes, and meteors; includes endnotes about space and a musical CD. Ages 3–7.


Princess Stories welcomes The Princess of the Springs by Mary Finch, illus. by Martina Peluso (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1782851011) and Dara’s Clever Trap by Liz Flanagan, illus. by Martina Peluso (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1782851035), ages 6–up.


Baby! by Rachael O’Neill (Aug. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0764167386) is a novelty book starring a rugged cardboard baby, securely attached to the book by a ribbon. Up to age 3.

Snowflake by Giuseppe Ravera (Sept. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0764167195). When children see Snowflake, they know that winter and Christmas are on the way. Ages 1–4.

Spooky Castle by Andrea Lorini (Aug. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0764167348). Readers meet friendly versions of witches, ghosts, and skeletons. Ages 2–5.

Hannah Is a Big Sister (Oct. 1, hardcover, $5.99, ISBN 978-0764167508) and Henry Is a Big Brother (Oct. 1, hardcover, $5.99, ISBN 978-0764167492) by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Dorothy Stott, discuss what it’s like having a new sibling in the house. Ages 2–5.

Life Is Like the Wind (Aug. 1, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-0764167478) and Friendship Is Like a Seesaw

(Aug. 1, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-0764167485) by Shona Innes and Irisz Agocs launch the Big Hug series, which addresses emotional issues that children face. Ages 4–7.

Mysterious Case of Pirates & Buccaneers: Seafaring Skills and Pirate Tales by Sue Unstead (Aug. 1, kit, $16.99, ISBN 978-1438074931). This activity kit contains a compass, an eye patch, two pirate masks, and a treasure map as well as a 48-page book of pirate history and a 16-page book of pirate slang. Ages 6–up.

Night at the Museum: The Secret of the Tomb by Michael Anthony Steele (Dec. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1438005249) is a novelization of the forthcoming movie Night at the Museum 3. Ages 8–12.

5 Seconds of Summer: Test Your Super-Fan Status by Stewart Allan (Sept. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1438006147) serves up trivia, quizzes, and games featuring the four bandmates from Australia. Ages 8–up.

Barron’s Amazing Fact-Packed, Fold-Out Atlas of the World with Awesome Pop-up Map! by Jen Green, illus. by Christine Engel (Oct. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0764167461), offers fold-out and pop-up maps, cultural facts, and historical notes. Ages 8–up.

Ballet Spectacular: A Girls’ Guide to Ballet and an Insight into a Magical World by Lisa Miles (Nov. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0764167454) features photos from the Royal Ballet’s collections and a history of ballet through the centuries, including steps, music, and choreography. It also depicts a day in the life of a professional ballet dancer. Ages 8–up.

Children of the Holocaust by Alex Woolf (Oct. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0764167584) introduces this period in history through the eyes of children who survived; includes a time line and more than 50 images. Ages 10–up.


Ready to Go! offers Toilet Time: A Training Kit for Girls (Aug. 1, kit, $9.99, ISBN 978-0764167287) and Toilet Time: A Training Kit for Boys (Aug. 1, kit, $9.99, ISBN 978-0764167270), ages 1–4. Toddler Books gains Toddler Time Teddy Hunt by Katie Saunders (Aug. 1, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0764167225), ages 2–4. The Solar System by Nuria Roca and Carol Isern, illus. by Rocio Bonilla, expands with The Moon (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1438004761), The Sky (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1438004778), The Earth (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1438004754), and The Sun (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1438004785), ages 4–7. A First Look At... adds I Am Feeling Bashful: A First Look at Shyness (Sept. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1438004723), Don’t Call Me Fat!: A First Look at Being Overweight (Sept. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1438004716, and I See Things Differently: A First Look at Autism (Sept. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1438004792) by Pat Thomas, ages 4–8. And Mariella Mysteries by Kate Pankhurst rolls on with Mariella Mystery Investigates the Huge Hair Scare (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1438004617) and Mariella Mystery Investigates the Mystery of the Cursed Poodle (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1438004624), ages 7–up.

Bella & Harry

(dist. by Ingram)


The Adventures of Bella & Harry by Lisa Manzione, illus. by Kristine Lucco, adds Let’s Visit St. Petersburg! Adventures of Bella & Harry (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1937616533) and Let’s Visit Vancouver! Adventures of Bella & Harry (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1937616540), ages 5–10.

BenBella Books

(dist. by Perseus)


The V Trilogy continues with The Wicked Awakening of Anne Merchant by Joanna Wiebe (Jan. 20, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1940363295, ages 13–up.

John Blake

(dist. by IPG)

How Fast Can You Fart? by Noel Botham (Dec. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1782197669) launches the Dr. Dino’s Learnatorium fact book series and contains such information as the longest bout of hiccups ever. Ages 9–12.

Around the World with Justin Bieber: True Stories from Beliebers Everywhere by Sarah Oliver (Sept. 28, paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-1782198987) includes interviews with the pop star’s biggest fans. Ages 12–up.


A Chick ’n’ Pug Christmas by Jennifer Sattler (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599906027). Chick is ready and willing to be Santa’s sidekick, but Pug would rather nap. Ages 3–6.

Herman’s Letter by Tom Percival (Nov. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1619634237). Best friends Herman the bear and Henry the raccoon promise to write to each other when Henry moves far away. Ages 3–6.

Dragon’s Extraordinary Egg by Debi Gliori (Oct. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0802737595). A dragon in need of an egg finds an abandoned egg in need of a mother. Ages 4–8.

Jim Henson’s Enchanted Sisters: Autumn’s Secret Gift (Aug. 5, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1619632547) and Jim Henson’s Enchanted Sisters: Winter’s Flurry Adventure (Oct. 14, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1619632677) by Elise Allen and Halle Stanford, illus. by Paige Pooler, begin a series starring magical sisters Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer. Ages 7–10.

Super Sniffers: Dog Detectives on the Job by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent (Sept. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0802736185) looks at the various jobs dogs are able to do using their sense of smell, including detecting explosives, allergies, and bedbugs. Ages 7–10.

Life on Mars by Jennifer Brown (Aug. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1619632523). Stargazing fanatic Arty learns that his scary next-door neighbor is a bona fide astronaut who could help his quest to find life on other planets. Ages 8–12.

Magic in the Mix by Annie Barrows (Sept. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1619634824). In the sequel to The Magic Half, twins Molly and Miri race against time to save two unusual soldiers and come to terms with Molly’s past. Ages 8–12.

The Fairy-Tale Matchmaker by E.D. Baker (Oct. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1619631403). In this series starter, a hapless tooth fairy in training quits her job and finds a talent she never knew she had when Ms. Muffet asks to be set up on a date. Ages 8–14.

Urban Outlaws by Peter Jay Black (Oct. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1619634008) launches a series about five orphans who form a group dedicated to outsmarting criminals and distributing their stolen money. Ages 10–14.

The Fire Artist by Daisy Whitney (Oct. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1619631328). Aria, in danger of losing the power to create fire from her hands, must turn to a genie for help—and falls in love with him. Ages 12–17.

Chasing Power by Sarah Beth Durst (Oct. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0802737557). In this thriller, Kayla’s telekinetic powers get her into trouble. Ages 14–up.


Annabelle Unleashed by Leslie Margolis picks up Monkey Business (Sept. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1619633933), ages 8–12. The Castle Glower welcomes Thursdays with the Crown by Jessica Day George (Oct. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1619632998), ages 8–12. The Ellie McDoodle Diaries roll on with Ellie for President by Ruth McNally Barshaw (Sept. 23, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1619630611), ages 8–12. If Only gains Not in the Script by Amy Finnegan (Oct. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1619633971), ages 12–17. Avena welcomes Broken by Marianne Curley (Nov. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1619631687), ages 12–17. Whisper the Dead by Alyxandra Harvey (Oct. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0802737502) joins The Lovegrove Legacy, ages 12–17. And Throne of Glass greets Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas (Sept. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1619630659), ages 14–up.

Blue Apple Books

(dist. by Consortium)

Tony Baroni Loves Macaroni by Marilyn Sadler, illus. by Lucie Crovatto (Nov. 11, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1609052935). Tony wants to eat only macaroni and cheese, and Nona Sophia attempts to add variety to her grandson’s plate. Ages 4–6.

Where Is the Rocket? by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Barroux (Aug. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1609053406), explores opposites and spatial relationship words via a rocketship’s travels. Ages 4–6.

Animal Teachers by Janet Halfmann, illus. by Katy Hudson (Aug. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1609053918), offers portraits of 12 animals being taught various “lessons” by their parents and others. Ages 4–8.

Belches, Burps, and Farts—Oh My! by Artie Bennett, illus. by Pranas T. Naujokaitis (Aug. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1609053925), explains how hiccups, burps, and farts happen in humans and animals via rhyme and humor. Ages 4–8.

Long Tail Kitty: Come Out and Play by Lark Pien (Nov. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1609053949). Long Tail Kitty returns in four comics-style adventures featuring a robot carnival, friendship rivalries, and a birthday dilemma. Ages 4–8.

What Ship Is Not a Ship? by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Josée Masse (Sept. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1609054472). Word groupings list three things that are alike and one that it is different in this guessing-game book that teaches nuance in language. Ages 6–9.


The Hola, English! series, designed to help Spanish- and English-speakers become bilingual, launches with Max and Sarah Build a Snowman, illus. by Ekaterina Trukhan (Oct. 14, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1609055110), I Say Yes! I Say No!, illus. by Seb Braun (Oct. 14, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1609055134), Are You My Brown Bear?, illus. by Christina O Donovan (Oct. 14, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1609055127), 10 Little Fish, illus. by Elliot Kreloff (Oct. 14, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1609055103), It’s Raining Cats and Frogs, illus. by Ethan Long (Oct. 14, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1609055080), and Sleepy Barker, illus. by Elliot Kreloff (Oct. 14, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1609055097), all by Harriet Ziefert, ages 4–8. You Can’t greets You Can’t Build a House If You’re a Hippo! by Fred Ehrlich, illus. by Amanda Haley (Aug. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1609054830), ages 4–8. The Banana Bunch by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Fred Blunt, greets The Banana Bunch and the Birthday Party! (Aug. 19, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1609054601) and The Banana Bunch and the Magic Show (Aug. 19, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1609054618), ages 5–8. And Jump-Into-Chapters adds The Boulder Brothers: Meet Mo and Jo by Sarah Lynn, illus. by Pierre Collet-Derby (Dec. 30, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1609055011), Andy Also by Maxwell Eaton (Sept. 9, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1609054571), and Mr. Ball: An EGG-cellent Adventure by Michael Townsend (Sept. 9, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1609054588), ages 5–8.

Blue Manatee Press

(dist. by IPG)

Sleepy Bee by John Hutton, illus. by Sandra Gross (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1936669271), explores the critical role played by bees in ecosystems and the food supply. Up to age 3.

A Day with Monster by Kelli Gleiner (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1936669264) follows a monster through his daily routine. Up to age 3.

Calm Baby, Gently by John Hutton, illus. by Leah Busch (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1936669288), is a rhyming story that aims to help parents during a baby’s fussy, colicky stages. Up to age 3.

Sherm the Germ by John Hutton, illus. by Maria Montag (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1936669240), introduces the basics of what it means to catch a cold or virus and how the healing process works. Up to age 3.

Shark Girl and Belly Button by Casey Riordan Millard (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1936669257) features five stories about a pair of friends with contrasting personalities. Ages 3–5.

Bold Strokes Books

(dist. by Perseus)

Searching for Grace by Juliann Rich (Sept. 16, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1626391963). Rumors of what he did with a boy last summer at Bible camp disrupt Jonathan’s life. Ages 13–18.

Everything Changes by Samantha Hale (Sept. 16, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1626393035). Raven wonders if her romantic attraction to a girl means she might be gay. Ages 13–18.

Dark Tide by Greg Herren (Sept. 16, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1626391970). A summer working as a lifeguard at a hotel on the Gulf Coast seems like a dream job, until Ricky realizes the town is shielding some deadly secrets. Ages 13–18.

Bottled Up Secret by Brian McNamara (Oct. 14, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1626392090). Brandon must keep his relationship a secret when he falls in love with a boy who is not out. Ages 13–18.

Maxine Wore Black by Nora Olson (Oct. 14, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1626392083). Transgender Jayla has fallen for Maxine, but Maxine already has a girlfriend, perfect Becky. When Becky turns up dead, Jayla is pulled into a tangle of deceit, lies, and murder. Ages 13–18.

The Melody of Light by M.L. Rice (Nov. 18, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1626392199). Riley and her brother try to forge new paths after surviving abuse and loss. Ages 13–18.

Driving Lessons: A You-Know-Who-Girls Novel by Annameekee Hesik (Dec. 16, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1626392281). Abbey has recovered from her end-of-freshman-year heartbreak and has vowed that her sophomore year at Gila High will be different in every way. Ages 13–18.

Asher’s Shot by Elizabeth Wheeler (Dec. 16, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1626392298). After uncovering the truth about his parents’ divorce and his brother’s death, 15-year-old aspiring photographer Asher is ready for a chance at happiness. Ages 13–18.

Boyds Mills Press

This Orq. (He Cave Boy.) by David Elliott, illus. by Lori Nichols

(Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1620915219). Orq wants to keep a woolly mammoth as his pet, but his mother says “no.” Ages 3–7.

The Problem with Not Being Scared of Monsters by Dan Richards, illus. by Robert Neubecker (Aug. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1620910245). If you’re not scared of monsters, they’ll think that you are one of them. Ages 4–8.

By Day, by Night by Amy Gibson, illus. by Meilo So (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1590789919), shows people around the world doing the same things in different ways. Ages 4–8.


Goose and Bear Books by Suzanne Bloom continues with Alone Together (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1620917367), ages 2–6. Last-But-Not-Least Lola adds Last-But-Not-Least Lola and the Wild Chicken by Christine Pakkala, illus. by Paul Hoppe (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1590789834), ages 7–10. And Hades Speaks!: A Guide to the Underworld by the Greek God of the Dead by Vicky Alvear Shecter, illus. by J.E. Larson (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1620915981), joins Secrets of the Ancient Gods, ages 9–12.

Boyds Mills/Calkins Creek

Rory’s Promise by Michaela MacColl and Rosemary Nichols (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1620916230) launches the Hidden Histories series to spotlight little-known tales from U.S. history, and the children behind those stories. Ages 9–12.

Strike! The Farm Workers’ Fight for Their Rights by Larry Dane Brimner (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1590789971) follows the five-year-long Delano grape strike of 1965 through the rise of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers; includes archival photos. Ages 10–up.

Ben Franklin’s Big Splash: The Mostly True Story of His First Invention by Barb Rosenstock, illus. by S.D. Schindler (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1620914465), tells how Ben Franklin invented swim fins and how his curiosity and confidence influenced the growth of our country and the world of science. Ages 8–up.

Boyds Mills/WordSong

Voices from the March on Washington by J. Patrick Lewis and George Ella Lyon (Oct. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1620917855). Poems weave together multiple voices to tell the story of the 1963 march. Ages 10–up.

Boys Town Press

Power of Self-D: Willie Bohanon & Friends Learn the Power of Self-Determination by Kip Jones (Aug. 4, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1934490662) launches the Willie Bohanon comics-style series, ages 5–12.

Priscilla & the Perfect Storm by Stephie McCumbee, illus. by Kelsey De Weerd (Aug. 1, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1934490600). When things don’t go her way, perfectionist Priscilla lets her emotions get the best of her. Ages 6–12.


Best Me I Can Be adds I Can’t Believe You Said That! My Story About Using My Social Filter... or Not! by Julia Cook, illus. by Kelsey De Weerd (Sept. 1, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1934490679), ages 4–10. And From Black & White to Living Color gains Grit & Bear It! by Tamara Zentic, illus. by Lisa Griffin (Sept. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1934490648), ages 6–14.

BraveMouse Books

(dist. by IPG)


BraveMouse Readers rolls on with Princess Pig: A Short Vowel Adventure (Sept. 1, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1940947228) and Rat Attack: A Short Vowel Adventure (Sept. 1, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1940947211) by Molly Coxe, ages 5–7.

Bright Connections Media

(dist. by IPG)

J Is for Jazz by Ann Ingalls (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1622670260) is an ABC primer on the foundations of this musical style. Ages 5–7.


Invisible to the Eye welcomes Animals in Disguise by Kendra Muntz (Sept. 1, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1622670291), ages 5–7.

Bunker Hill

(dist. by Midpoint)

Orangutan Houdini by Laurel Neme, illus. by Kathie Kelleher (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1593731533), is the true story of Fu Manchu, an adult male orangutan who relishes outsmarting zookeeper Jerry Stones. Ages 4–8.

Voyage by Billy Collins, illus. by Karen Romagna (Sept. 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1593731540). This illustrated poem features magical transformations and nautical adventure. Ages 4–8.


Time for Bed by Petr Horácek (Sept. 9, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0763667795). A toddler’s nightly routine unfolds with an evening ritual on each shaped page. Up to age 3.

What’s So Yummy? All About Eating Well and Feeling Good by Robie Harris, illus. by Nadine Bernard Westcott (Sept. 23, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763636326). Readers follow a family through the day as they shop for, prepare, and pack up food for a picnic. Ages 2–5.

Maisy’s Castle: A Maisy Pop-up and Play Book by Lucy Cousins (Sept. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763674380). Maisy and her friends enjoy medieval merriment in this novelty book with play pieces. Ages 2–5.

Maisy’s Christmas Tree by Lucy Cousins (Sept. 9, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0763674571) is a holiday board book shaped like a Christmas tree. Ages 2–5.

Hurry Home, Hedgehog! A Bilingual Book of Sounds (Jan. 6, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0763665982) and Squirrel Round and Round: A Bilingual Book of Seasons (Jan. 6, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0763665975) by Belle Yang celebrate the natural world in English and Mandarin Chinese. Ages 2–5.

Mine! by Sue Heap (Oct. 14, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763668884). Amy loves her blankie, her bear, her bunny, and her bird very much. What will happen when Joe, Zak, and Jack want to play too? Ages 2–5.

Druthers by Matt Phelan (Sept. 9, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763659554). A child leads her father on some rainy-day flights of fancy. Ages 2–5.

Gobble, Gobble, Tucker! by Leslie McGuirk (Sept. 9, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0763668877). Tucker tries to be a patient pup when he smells his family’s Thanksgiving feast cooking. Ages 2–5.

Worst in Show by William Bee, illus. by Kate Hindley (Jan. 6, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763673185). Albert can’t wait to enter his monster, Sidney, in the Best Pet Monster in the World competition. Ages 3–7.

Rex Wrecks It! by Ben Clanton (Sept. 23, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763665012). Every time Gizmo, Sprinkles, and Wild build something with their blocks, Rex sends it crashing down. Ages 3–7.

Bruno and Titch by Sheena Dempsey (Aug. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763673161). Can Titch, a quiet guinea pig, and Bruno, the exuberant boy who adopts him, make their friendship work? Ages 3–7.

The Way to the Zoo by John Burningham (Aug. 26, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763673178). A girl notices a door in her bedroom that wasn’t there before, and it leads to the zoo. Ages 3–7.

On the Wing by David Elliott, illus. by Becca Stadtlander (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763653248), explores 15 avian species. Ages 3–7.

Shh! We Have a Plan by Chris Haughton (Sept. 9, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763672935). Four friends creep through the woods trying to catch a bird. Ages 3–7.

Construction by Sally Sutton, illus. by Brian Lovelock (Sept. 9, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763673253), takes a close look at the busy construction site of a library. Ages 3–7.

The Mouse Who Ate the Moon by Petr Horácek (Sept. 23, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763670597). One night, when a piece of the moon falls from the sky, Mouse can’t resist taking a little nibble. Ages 3–7.

Is There a Dog in This Book? by Viviane Schwarz (Oct. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763669911) is an interactive hide-and-seek story. Ages 3–7.

Chik Chak Shabbat by Mara Rockliff, illus. by Kyrsten Brooker (Sept. 23, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763655280), celebrates Shabbat, community, and diverse traditions. Ages 3–7.

Vanilla Ice Cream by Bob Graham (Aug. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763673772). A wild sparrow’s journey sets in motion a toddler’s new experience in a tale of life’s surprising little turns and unlikely connections. Ages 4–6.

I’m My Own Dog by David Ezra Stein (Aug. 5, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763661397). In this role-reversal story, a dog teaches his human all the skills he needs to be a faithful companion. Ages 4–8.

I Feel Five! by Bethanie Deeney Murguia (Aug. 5, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763662912). Fritz is surprised that when he looks in the mirror on his fifth birthday, he doesn’t seem any different at all. Ages 4–8.

Quest by Aaron Becker (Aug. 26, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763665951) is the follow-up to the wordless fantasy Journey. Ages 4–8.

Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance by Birgitta Sif (Aug. 26, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763673062). Frances gets butterflies whenever anyone is around, and she forgets how to do her favorite thing—dance. Ages 4–8.

And Then Comes Christmas by Tom Brenner, illus. by Jana Christy (Sept. 9, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763653422), invites readers to watch for signs of the approaching holiday season, inside the home and out in the world. Ages 4–8.

What to Do When You’re Sent to Your Room by Ann Stott, illus. by Stephen Gilpin (Sept. 23, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763660529). When Ben gets caught feeding his dinner to the dog (again) and is sent his room (again), he’s prepared. Ages 4–8.

Night Sky Dragons by Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham, illus. by Patrick Benson (Oct. 14, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763661441). Yazul uses his kite-making skills to try scaring away bandits and earn the respect of his father. Ages 4–8.

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett, illus. by Jon Klassen (Oct. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763662295). Sam and Dave are on a mission to find something spectacular. Ages 4–8.

Before After by Matthias Arégui (Oct. 14, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0763676216). Readers can ruminate over “which came first?” as they turn each page of this wordless picture book. Ages 4–8.

Once a Shepherd by Glenda Millard, illus. by Phil Lesnie (Oct. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763674588), portrays WWI through the experience of a shepherd-turned-soldier. Ages 4–8.

What If...? by Anthony Browne (Aug. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763674199). As he heads to his first big party, Joe’s anxiety sets his imagination running wild. Ages 5–8.

Digby O’Day in the Fast Lane by Shirley Hughes, illus. by Clara Vulliamy (Aug. 26, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0763673697), stars two canine pals zooming along in a car, trying to win the All-Day Race. Ages 5–8.

Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes by Nicola Davies, illus. by Emily Sutton (Aug. 26, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763673154), demonstrates how the smallest things on the planet do some of the biggest jobs. Ages 5–8.

The Great Thanksgiving Escape by Mark Fearing (Sept. 9, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763663063). Cousins hatch a plan to break out of the kids’ room at Grandma’s for the swing set in the backyard. Ages 5–8.

The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale, illus. by LeUyen Pham (Oct. 14, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763665104). When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes her superhero alter ego, the Princess in Black. Ages 5–8.

The Extraordinary Mr. Qwerty by Karla Strambini (Nov. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763673246) celebrates creativity and individuality. Ages 5–8.

Big Red Kangaroo by Claire Saxby, illus. by Graham Byrne (Jan. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763670757). Red Kangaroo leads his mob in search of food in a fact-filled story. Ages 5–8.

Pop-up New York by Jennie Maizels (Aug. 5, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0763671624). This novelty book provides a tour of famous sights in the Big Apple. Ages 5–9.

Bilby: Secrets of an Australian Marsupial by Edel Wignell, illus. by Mark Jackson (Jan. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763667597), introduces an endangered Australian marsupial with silky fur, long ears, and bright eyes. Ages 5–9.

Leroy Ninker Saddles Up: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Vol. One by Kate DiCamillo, illus. by Chris Van Dusen (Aug. 26, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0763663391), launches a spinoff early-reader series starring characters from the Mercy Watson books. Ages 6–9.

The Glass Mountain: Tales from Poland by Jan Pienkowski (Sept. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763673208) is a collection of traditional Polish fairy tales illustrated with cut-paper artwork. Ages 7–9.

Sand Swimmers: The Secret Life of Australia’s Desert Wilderness by Narelle Oliver (Jan. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763667610) brings readers to the harsh area at the center of Australia called the Dead Heart. Ages 7–10.

Ship of Dolls by Shirley Parenteau (Aug. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763670030). This historical novel is inspired by a project in which U.S. children sent more than 12,000 friendship dolls to Japan in hopes of avoiding war. Ages 8–12.

Flying Machines (Aug. 5, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0763671075) explains the theory and history of flight and includes materials to build three propeller-powered craft. Ages 8–12.

The Brilliant World of Tom Gates by Liz Pichon (Aug. 26, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0763674724) introduces an illustrated-novel series from the U.K. starring a middle-grade comedian, storyteller, and drawer-of-things. Ages 8–12.

Winterfrost by Michelle Houts (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763665654). An ordinary Danish Christmas turns extraordinary when a family overlooks an important folkloric tradition. Ages 8–12.

Stand There! She Shouted: The Invincible Photographer Julia Margaret Cameron by Susan Goldman Rubin, illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763657536), profiles Cameron, an early photographer of 19th-century celebrities and romantic staged tableaux. Ages 8–12.

My Cousin’s Keeper by Simon French (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763662790). Eleven-year-old Kieran is embarrassed when the weird new kid at school turns out to be his cousin. Ages 8–12.

The Curse of the Buttons by Anne Ylvisaker (Nov. 11, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763661380) is a Civil War–era prequel to the Button family books, featuring Granddaddy Ike as a boy. Ages 8–12.

The History of Money: From Bartering to Banking by Martin Jenkins, illus. by Satoshi Kitamura (Aug. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763667634), explains when we started using currency, and why. Ages 9–12.

Hello, I’m Johnny Cash by G. Neri, illus. by A.G. Ford (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763662455), shines a spotlight on the late music legend’s rough but music-filled childhood and early career. Ages 9–12.

Children Growing Up with War by Jenny Matthews (Oct. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763669423) visits refugee camps, overcrowded cities, damaged villages, clinics, and support centers to chronicle young lives upended by violence. Ages 10–up.

Photos Framed: A Fresh Look at the World’s Most Memorable Photographs by Ruth Thomson (Aug. 5, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0763671549) explores this medium’s place in art and history. Ages 10–up.

Vango Between Sky and Earth by Timothee de Fombelle (Oct. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763671969). A young man accused of murder crisscrosses Europe to find evidence to prove his innocence in this thriller. Ages 10–up.

Into the Grey by Celine Kiernan (Aug. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763670610). A teenager must find a way to save his haunted twin brother. Ages 12–up.

The Twyning by Terence Blacker (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763669027). The fates of a rat and a boy who has a gift for understanding animals become linked in this adventure set in London. Ages 12–up.

Egg and Spoon by Gregory Maguire (Sept. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763672201) is a fantasy-adventure of mistaken identity inspired by Russian folklore. 12–up.

Playing for the Commandant by Suzy Zail (Oct. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763664039). A young Jewish pianist at Auschwitz, desperate to save her family, is chosen to play at the camp commandant’s house. Ages 12–up.

The Name of the Blade by Zoe Marriott (Nov. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763669577) is the first volume in a trilogy about ancient Japanese gods and monsters unleashed on modern-day London. Ages 12–up.

One Death, Nine Stories, edited by Marc Aronson and Charles R. Smith (Aug. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763652852), features nine related stories from nine YA writers including Ellen Hopkins and A.S. King. Ages 14–up.

Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763660383). Cyn realizes something isn’t quite right about the hot new high school librarian, Mr. Gabriel—he’s a demon. Ages 14–up.

Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales, edited by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant (Sept. 9, hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 978-0763664732). Fifteen voices in speculative fiction—M.T. Anderson and Holly Black among them—explore the intersection of fear and love in this collection. Ages 14–up.

Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines by Paul Fleischman (Sept. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763671020) provides teens with a tool kit for decoding the barrage of conflicting information confronting them about enivironmental issues. Ages 14–up.


Judy Moody and Friends by Megan McDonald, illus. by Erwin Madrid welcomes Frank Pearl in The Awful Waffle Kerfuffle (Sept. 9, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0763657178) and Amy Namey in Ace Reporter (Sept. 9, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0763657154), ages 4–6. Bramble and Maggie gallop along in Bramble and Maggie: Spooky Season by Jessie Haas, illus. by Alison Friend (Aug. 26, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763664503), ages 5–8. 3D Pocket Guides expands with The Louvre by Sarah McMenemy (Sept. 23, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0763675066), ages 5–9. New to 3D Keepsake Cityscapes is Venice by Sarah McMenemy (Sept. 23, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0763671860), ages 5–9. Australia by Charlotte Trounce (Sept. 23, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0763675059) joins 3D Keepsake Country Guides, ages 5–9. Judy Moody returns in Judy Moody, Mood Martian (Book #12) by Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds (Aug. 5, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763666989), ages 6–9. Timmy Failure is back on the case in We Meet Again by Stephan Pastis (Oct. 28, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763673758), ages 8–12. Scream Street returns with Terror of the Nightwatchman (Book #9) by Tommy Donbavand (Aug. 5, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0763657611), ages 8–12. And Ask Amy Green by Sarah Webb gains Wedding Belles (Nov. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763655846), ages 12–up.

Candlewick/Big Picture Press

The World of Mamoko in the Time of Dragons by Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski (Sept. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763675189) looks at the imaginary land of Mamoko back in the times of fair maidens, kings, and courtiers. Ages 5–8.

Animalium by Jenny Broom, illus. by Katie Scott (Sept. 9, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-0763675080), launches the Welcome to the Museum series showcasing everything from natural history to art objects, arranged into “galleries” with explanatory text. Ages 8–12.


Artcards adds Fashion by Jenny Broom, illus. by Hennie Haworth (Aug. 5, paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763675196), ages 6–9. And Information Graphics gains Human Body by Simon Rogers, illus. by Peter Grundy (Aug. 26, paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763671235), ages 6–9.

Candlewick/Candlewick Entertainment

Peekaboo Barn by Nat Sims, illus. by Nathan Tabor (Aug. 5, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0763675578) is a novelty board book adaptation of the well-known toddler app; free app included with purchase. Up to age 3.

Shaun the Sheep: The Flock Factor by Martin Howard, illus. by Andy Janes (Nov. 25, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0763675356), launches an original illustrated fiction series based on the animated TV show. Ages 5–8.


Peppa Pig returns in Peppa Pig and the Day at Snowy Mountain by Candlewick Press (Sept. 9, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0763674557), ages 2–5.

Candlewick/Nosy Crow

Littleland Around the World by Marion Billet (Aug. 26, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763675790) sends the small creatures introduced in Littleland to countries across the globe. Ages 2–5.

The Princess and the Presents by Caryl Hart, illus. by Sarah Warburton (Aug. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763673987). A spoiled princess’s birthday haul nearly collapses the castle. Ages 3–7.

Just Right for Two by Tracey Corderoy, illus. by Rosalind Beardshaw (Sept. 9, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763673444). Dog thinks he has everything he needs, until one night when Mouse comes along. Ages 3–7.

Captain Beastlie’s Pirate Party by Lucy Coats, illus. by Chris Mould (Oct. 14, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763673994). The smelliest, dirtiest pirate ever gets a squeaky-clean surprise for his birthday. Ages 3–7.


Can You Say It, Too? grows with Can You Say It, Too? Growl! Growl! (Aug. 5, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0763673963) and Can You Say It, Too? Roar! Roar! (Aug. 5, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0763673970) by Sebastien Braun, up to age 3. Bizzy Bear gets to work with Bizzy Bear’s Big Building Book by Benji Davies (Sept. 9, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763673956), up to age 3. And Tiny Tab gains Wickle Woo Has a Halloween Party (Aug. 5, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0763674007) and Little Bubba Looks for His Elephant (Aug. 5, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0763674014) by Jannie Ho, up to age 3.


More and More by Emma Dodd (Aug. 26, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0763675431). A monkey learns that his parent’s love for him grows every day. Ages 2–5.

Always by Emma Dodd (Aug. 26, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0763675448) celebrates the unconditional love between parent and child. Ages 2–5.

Up & Down by Britta Teckentrup (Oct. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763671297) is an interactive book of lift-the-flap opposites. Ages 2–5.

Gigantosaurus by Jonny Duddle (Aug. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763671310). Four dinosaurs are warned about the scary Gigantosaurus, so one of them keeps watch for the others while they play. Ages 3–7.

Bear Hug by Katharine McEwen (Sept. 23, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763666309) chronicles a bear’s first winter on his own. Ages 3–7.

The Big Blue Thing on the Hill by Yuval Zommer (Jan. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763674038). The arrival of the Big Blue Thing (a camper van) on Howling Hill riles the local wildlife, who try to get rid of it. Ages 3–7.

Wall by Tom Clohosy Cole (Oct. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763675608). A boy struggles to reunite his family, separated when the Berlin Wall was built between East and West Germany. Ages 4–8.

Olive and the Embarrassing Gift by Tor Freeman (Oct. 28, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763674069). A cringe-worthy hat helps Olive discover the true price of friendship. Ages 4–8.

Giant Vehicles by Rod Green, illus. by Stephen Biesty (Aug. 5, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763674045), is a lift-the-flap exploration of some of the world’s largest vehicles, including the double-decker Airbus. Ages 5–9.

The Fairy Tale Handbook by Libby Hamilton, illus. by Tomislav Tomic (Sept. 23, hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 978-0763671303). This introduction to fairy tale characters includes lift-the-flap maps and miniature books. Ages 5–9.

Candlewick/Toon Books


Benny and Penny turn up in Benny and Penny in Lost and Found by Geoffrey Hayes (Aug. 5, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1935179641), ages 4–8. And Toon Graphic welcomes Hansel and Gretel (Oct. 28, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1935179627) and Hansel and Gretel Deluxe Edition (Oct. 28, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-1935179658) by Neil Gaiman, illus. by Lorenzo Mattotti, ages 7–10; and Theseus and the Minotaur by Yvan Pommaux (Aug. 26, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1935179610) and Cast Away on the Letter A: A Philemon Adventure by Fred (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1935179634), ages 8–12.

Capstone Young Readers

Goodnight Football by Michael Dahl, illus. by Christina Forshay (Aug. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1623701062), is a rhyming bedtime story celebrating football, friendship, and family. Ages 4–7.

Ultimate Collection of Pro Hockey Records 2015 (Sept. 1, kit, $14.95, ISBN 978-1491419625) and Ultimate Guide to Pro Hockey Teams 2014 (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.96, ISBN 978-1491419632) by Shane Frederick spotlight NHL teams and players. Ages 7–14.

The Babysitter’s Backpack: Everything You Need to Be a Safe, Smart, and Skilled Babysitter by Melissa Higgins and Rebecca Rissman (Sept. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1623701345) collects facts and tips to improve babysitting skills. Ages 8–14.

Bewitched in Oz by Laura Burns (Aug. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1623701291). In this series starter, teenage witch Zerie and two friends set out to find Glinda the Good, hoping she can help them defeat the evil Princess Ozma. Ages 9–13.

Custom Confections: Delicious Desserts You Can Create and Enjoy by Jen Besel (Sept. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1623701369) contains 40 recipes. Ages 9–13.

Maddy West and the Tongue Taker by Brian Falkner, illus. by Donovan Bixley (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1623700843). Maddy can speak every language in the world, but her talent may not help against evil magic, a fiendish witch, and ancient scrolls. Ages 9–13.

The Teen Money Manual: A Guide to Cash, Credit, Spending, Saving, Work, Wealth, and More by Kara McGuire (Aug. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1623701352) offers information and tips about financial matters. Ages 10–17.


Jelly Bear stars in Jelly Bear Christmas Surprise (Oct. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1623702472), ages 3–7. Tom and Jerry by Benjamin Bird, illus. by Carmen Pérez, adds There’s a Mouse Hiding in This Book! (Aug. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1623701253), This Book Is Not a Piece of Cheese! (Aug. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1623701284), A Cat Is Chasing Me Through This Book! (Aug. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1623701260), and Don’t Give This Book a Bowl of Milk! (Aug. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1623701277), ages 4–7. New Sleepover Girls titles by Jennifer Jones, illus. by Maria Franco, are Maren Loves Luke Lewis (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1623701932), Dog Days for Delaney (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1623701949), The New Ashley (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1623701963), and Willow’s Boy-Crazy Birthday (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1623701956), ages 8–11. Sleepover Girls Crafts gains Spa Projects You Can Make and Share by Mari Bolte, illus. by Maria Franco (Sept. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1623702007) and three additional titles, ages 8–11.

Chloe by Design presents Making the Cut by Margaret Gurevich, illus. by Brooke Hagel (Aug. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1623701123), ages 9–13. Compass of Dreams by Pierdomenico Baccalario, trans. by Chiara Pernigotti, illus. by Iacopo Bruno (Aug. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1623701574), joins Enchanted Emporium, ages 9–13. Believe by Beth Bracken and Kay Fraser, illus. by Odessa Sawyer (Oct. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1623701130) concludes the Faerie-ground series, ages 9–13. Secrets & Spies by Jo Macauley adds Inferno (Aug. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1623700546) and New World (Aug. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1623700553), ages 9–13. And Shadow Squadron greets Critical Strike by Carl Bowen, illus. by Wilson Tortosa (Sept. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1623701093), ages 9–13.

Sherlock, Lupin, and Me picks up The Soprano’s Last Song by Irene Adler, illus. by Iacopo Bruno (Aug. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1623701581), ages 9–13. The Terror of the Tengu (Sept. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1623701109) and The Outlaw of Sherwood Forest (Sept. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1623701116) join The Time-Tripping Faradays by John Seven, illus. by Stephanie Hans, ages 9–13. And The Magnificent Lizzie Brown by Vicki Lockwood continues with The Magnificent Lizzie Brown and the Mysterious Phantom (Sept. 1, hardcover, $10.95, ISBN 978-1623700690) and The Magnificent Lizzie Brown and the Devil’s Hound (Sept. 1, hardcover, $10.95, ISBN 978-1623700706), ages 10–13.

Capstone Young Readers/Capstone Press

Crazy About Horses: Everything a Horse-Loving Girl Needs to Know by Molly Kolpin and Donna Bratton (Aug. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1491407134) contains information, photos, and quizzes on horse breeds, horse care, and riding competitions. Ages 8–14.


Little Paleontologist, produced in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution, welcomes Stegosaurus (Aug. 1, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1491408186) and Tyrannosaurus Rex (Aug. 1, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1491408162) by A. Wegwerth; Velociraptor (Aug. 1, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1491408193) and Triceratops (Aug. 1, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1491408179) by Janet Riehecky; and Diplodocus (Aug. 1, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1491408155) and Ankylosaurus

(Aug. 1, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1491408148) by Sally Lee, ages 4–6. Also produced in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution, Little Scientist gains Dogs (Aug. 1, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1491407936) and Insects (Aug. 1, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1491407943) by Martha Rustad, ages 4–6. And Super Trivia Collection greets This Book Might Blow Your Mind: A Collection of Awesome Trivia by Connie Miller, Laura Lewandowski, Megan Peterson, and others (Aug. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1476577463), ages 8–12.

Nickolas Flux History Chronicles offers Tracking an Assassin! Nickolas Flux and the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln by Nelson Yomtov, illus. by Amerigo Pinelli (Oct. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1491402573), Surprise Attack! Nickolas Flux and the Attack on Pearl Harbor by Terry Collins, illus. by Amerigo Pinelli (Oct. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1491402580), Peril in Pompeii! Nickolas Flux and the Eruption of Mount Vesuvius by Nelson Yomtov, illus. by Mark Simmons (Oct. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1491402566), and Flight to Freedom! Nickolas Flux and the Underground Railroad by Mari Bolte, illus. by Mark Simmons (Oct. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1491402597), ages 9–15. And Side-by-Side Sports, produced in partnership with Sports Illustrated Kids, serves up Side-by-Side Hockey Stars: Comparing Pro Hockey’s Greatest Players (Aug. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1476561714) and Side-by-Side Football Stars: Comparing Pro Football’s Greatest Players (Aug. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1476561707) by Shane Frederick, Side-by-Side Baseball Stars: Comparing Pro Baseball’s Greatest Players by Matthew Chandler (Aug. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1476561721), and Side-by-Side Basketball Stars: Comparing Pro Basketball’s Greatest Players by Christopher Forest (Aug. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1476561691), ages 10–14.

Capstone Young Readers/Heinemann-Raintree


Big Machines by Catherine Veitch gains six new titles including Big Machines Rescue! (Sept. 1, paper, $3.95, ISBN 978-1484609859), Big Machines Drive! (Sept. 1, paper, $3.95, ISBN 978-1484609828), and Big Machines Build! (Sept. 1, paper, $3.95, ISBN 978-1484609811), ages 4–7. There are six new Folk Tales from Around the World by Charlotte Guillain, illus. by Steve Dorado, including The Tree of Life: An Amazonian Folk Tale (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1410966988), Why the Spider Has Long Legs: An African Folk Tale (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1410967015), and The Foolish, Timid

Rabbit: An Indian Folk Tale (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1410967008), ages 4–8. And among the six Pets’ Guides by Isabel Thomas are Gordon’s Guide to Caring for Your Guinea Pigs (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1484602683) and Slinky’s Guide to Caring for Your Snake (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1484602706), ages 6–8.

Capstone Young Readers/Picture Window Books


There are four new holiday Charles Reasoner Peek-a-Boo Books in two trim sizes, including Peek-a-Boo Elves (Sept. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1479551828; Sept. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1479551781) and Peek-a-Boo Snowman (Sept. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1479551859; Sept. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1479551811), ages 1–3. DC Board Books by Benjamin Bird, illus. by Ethen Beavers, offers Batman Shapes (Aug. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1479552108), Wonder Woman ABCs (Aug. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1479552078), Catwoman Counting (Aug. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1479552092), and Superman Colors (Aug. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1479552085), ages 1–3. And new DC Super Friends Word Adventures by Donald Lemke, illus. by Min Sung Ku, are Wonder Woman: A Word Adventure! (Aug. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1479552443) and Superman: A Word Adventure! (Aug. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1479552436), ages 1–3.

The Other Side of the Myth adds Helen of Troy Tells All: Blame the Boys by Nancy Loewen, illus. by Stephen Gilpin (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1479529391) and Cronus the Titan Tells All: Tricked by the Kids by Eric Braun, illus. by Stephen Gilpin (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1479529414), ages 4–8. The Amazing Adventures of Superman by Yale Stewart gains Creatures from Planet X! (Sept. 1, paper, $3.95, ISBN 978-1479557387), Alien Superman! (Sept. 1, paper, $3.95, ISBN 978-1479557370), Escape from Future World! (Sept. 1, paper, $3.95, ISBN 978-1479557363), and Battle of the Super Heroes! (Sept. 1, paper, $3.95, ISBN 978-1479557356), ages 5–7. American Folk Legends picks up John Henry vs. the Mighty Steam Drill by Cari Meister, illus. by Victor Rivas (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1479554478), Johnny Appleseed Plants Trees Across the Land by Eric Braun, illus. by Dustin Burkes (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1479554454), Pecos Bill Tames a Colossal Cyclone by Eric Braun, illus. by Lisa Weber (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1479554461), and Davy Crockett and the Great Mississippi Snag by Cari Meister, illus. by Peter George (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1479554485), ages 5–7. And Animal Heroes presents Stubby the Dog Soldier: World War I Hero by Blake Hoena, illus. by Oliver Hurst (Aug. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1479557592), Scarlett the Cat to the Rescue: Fire Hero by Nancy Loewen, illus. by Kristin Sorra

(Aug. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1479557622), Laika the Space Dog: First Hero in Outer Space by Jeni Wittrock, illus. by Erika Toth (Aug. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-147h9557615), and Sgt. Reckless the War Horse: Korean War Hero by

Melissa Higgins, illus. by Álvaro Sánchez (Aug. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1479557608), ages 5–7.

Katie Woo is back in Katie Woo, Every Day’s an Adventure by Fran Manushkin, illus. by Tammie Lyon (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1479552115), ages 5–7. Multicultural Fairy Tales gains Rapunzel Stories Around the World: 3 Beloved Tales by Cari Meister, illus. by Colleen Madden, Eva Montanari, and Valentina Belloni (Sept. 1, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1479554447), Little Red Riding Hood Stories Around the World: 3 Beloved Tales by Jessica Gunderson, illus. by Carolina Farías, Eva Montanari, and Colleen Madden (Sept. 1, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1479554430), Snow White Stories Around the World: 4 Beloved Tales by Jessica Gunderson, illus. by Colleen Madden, Eva Montanari, Valentina Belloni, and Carolina Farías (Sept. 1, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1479554423), and Cinderella Stories Around the World: 4 Beloved Tales by Cari Meister, illus. by Carolina Farías, Eva Montanari, Valentina Belloni, and Polona Kosec (Sept. 1, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1479554416), ages 5–7. Sidney & Sydney adds Big Dog Decisions by Michele Jakubowski, illus. by Luisa Mont-alto (Aug. 1, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1479552276), ages 6–8. And Zeke Meeks stars in Zeke Meeks vs. the Crummy Class Play (Sept. 1, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1479552122) and Zeke Meeks vs. the Annoying Princess Sing-Along (Sept. 1, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1479552139) by D.L. Green, illus. by Josh Alves, ages 7–10.

Capstone Young Readers/Stone Arch Books

The Frankenstein Journals by Scott Sonneborn, illus. by Timothy Banks (Aug. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1434291301). This diary-style thriller starring Frankenstein’s teenage son begins an adventure series. Ages 7–10.


You Choose Stories: Scooby Doo by Laurie Sutton, illus. by Scott Neely, sails along with The Ghost of the Bermuda Triangle (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1434291295) and The Mystery of the Aztec Tomb (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1434291288), ages 7–12. Tony Hawk: Live2Skate greets Daring by Blake Hoena, illus. by Fernando Cano (Oct. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434291424), Fearless by Brandon Terrell, illus. by Fernando Cano (Oct. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434291448), and Fresh by Michael Steele, illus. by Fernando Cano (Oct. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434291431), ages 8–11. Twicetold Tales by Olivia Snowe, illus. by Michelle Lamoreaux, welcomes Hansen and Gracie (Sept. 1, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1434298317) and Beauty and the Basement (Sept. 1, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1434298300), ages 8–12. New to Batman: Comic Chapter Books are Catwoman’s Nine Lives by Matthew Manning, illus. by Luciano Vecchio (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434291363) and Prisoner of the Penguin! by Scott Sonneborn, illus. by Luciano Vecchio (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434291356), ages 8–12. New Superman: Comic Chapter Books are The Real Man of Steel by Laurie Sutton, illus. by Luciano Vecchio (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434291387) and The Planet Collector by Laurie Sutton, illus. by Luciano Vecchio (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434291370), ages 8–12. Jellaby returns in Jellaby: Monster in the City by Kean Soo (Aug. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1434264213), ages 9–13. And Get Lost, Odysseus! by Kate McMullan, illus. by Kevin Keele (Aug. 1, hardcover, $10.95, ISBN 978-1434291943) joins Myth-O-Mania, ages 9–13.

Capstone Young Readers/Switch Press

The Diamond Thief by Sharon Gosling (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1630790028). Remy leads a dual life as a circus trapeze artist and jewel thief in this first in a steampunk series. Ages 14–up.

Grace and the Guiltless by Erin Johnson (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1630790011) kicks off the Wanted western series about a girl seeking revenge on the gang who murdered her family. Ages 14–up.

Half My Facebook Friends Are Ferrets by J.A. Buckle (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1630790004) chronicles the ups and downs of 16-year-old Josh, who hopes he’ll be as cool as his late dad was. Ages 14–up.

The Isobel Journal by Isobel Harrop (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1630790035). A narrative scrapbook of mini-graphic novels, photos, and sketches offers a glimpse of teen life. Ages 14–up.

Caramel Tree

(dist. by IPG)


The Caramel Tree Readers line of leveled readers for young English-language learners offers new titles at various skill levels, including The Chicken, the Whale, and the Shark (Caramel Tree Readers Starter Level) by Mariam Seedat and Frances

Ulrich (Oct. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-8966298808), ages 3–5; Maddy Goes to the Zoo (Caramel Tree Readers Level 1) by Billie Huban (Nov. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-8966298860), ages 5–7; Little Red (Caramel Tree Readers Level 2) by Crystal J. Stranaghan (Nov. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-8966298907), ages 5–7; William’s Watermelon Garden (Caramel Tree Readers Level 3) by Katherine Leigh (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-8966298938), ages 7–9; The Queen and Mr. Cunningham (Caramel Tree Readers Level 4) by Jan L. Coates (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-8966298976), ages 7–9; Revenge of the Toothless Pirate

(Caramel Tree Readers Level 5) by Jared Hunt (Nov. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-8966299065), ages 7–9; and Gulliver’s Travels (Caramel Tree Readers Level 6) by Jared Hunt (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-8966299072), ages 9–12.


(dist. by Random House)

Baby Pig Pig Talks (Aug. 26, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1580895972) and Baby Pig Pig Walks (Aug. 26, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1580895965) by David McPhail reintroduces Pig Pig at a younger age. Up to age 3.

Global Baby Boys by Maya Ajmera (Sept. 9, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1580894401). Photographs of babies from around the world celebrate diversity. Up to age 3.

Lola Plants a Garden by Anna McQuinn, illus. by Rosalind Beardshaw (Aug. 5, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1580896948). After Lola reads a book of garden poems, she wants to plant some flowers. Ages 2–5.

Old Manhattan Has Some Farms by Susan Lendroth, illus. by Kate Endle (Aug. 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1580895729). City dwellers grow food using rooftops, empty lots, hydroponic labs, patios, and other urban nooks and crannies. Ages 3–7.

Rabbi Benjamin’s Buttons by Alice B. McGinty, illus. by Jennifer Black Reinhardt (Aug. 5, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1580894326). A rabbi who welcomes the home-cooked treats of his congregation starts to pop his buttons. Ages 4–8.

Tooling Around: Crafty Creatures and the Tools They Use by Ellen Jackson, illus. by Renne Benoit (Sept. 9, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1580895644; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1580895651), introduces 11 animals and the surprising tools they use. Ages 4–8.

Breaking News: Bear Alert by David Biedrzycki (Sept. 9, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1580896634). Two bears awaken from hibernation and head into town. Ages 4–8.

Friends for Freedom: The Story of Susan B. Anthony & Frederick Douglass by Suzanne Slade, illus. by Nicole Tadgell (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1580895682), profiles the two activists and unlikely friends. Ages 6–9.

Sydney & Simon: Full Steam Ahead! by Paul A. Reynolds, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds (Sept. 9, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1580896757), begins a series about twin mice who use STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) thinking to explore their world. Ages 6–9.

Eat Your Science Homework: Recipes for Inquiring Minds by Ann McCallum, illus. by Leeza Hernandez (Aug. 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1570912986; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1570912993), blends science concepts, recipes, and experiments. Ages 7–10.

The White House Is Burning: August 24, 1814 by Jane Sutcliffe, illus. by Alexander Farquharson (Aug. 5, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1580896566), looks at this historic event via first-person accounts. Ages 9–12.


Ancient Animals adds Saber-toothed Cat by Sarah L. Thomson, illus. by Andrew Plant (Oct. 14, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1580894005; paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1580894074), ages 6–9. And Horrors of History continues with People of the Plague by T. Neill Anderson (Oct. 14, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1580895187), ages 12–up.


(dist. by Random House)

Get the Scoop on Animal Puke: From Zombie Ants to Vampire Bats: 251 Cool Facts About Vomit, Regurgitation & More by Dawn Cusick (Sept. 9, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1623540456) is a science compendium. Ages 7–10.

Animals That Make Me Say Ouch! (National Wildlife Federation): Fierce Fangs, Stinging Spines, Scary Stares, and More (Oct. 14, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1623540425) and Animals That Make Me Say Wow! (National Wildlife Federation): Secret Hideaways, Infrasonic Hearing, Bubble Gills, and More (Oct. 14, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1623540418) by Dawn Cusick combine animal facts and images from the NWF archives. Ages 7–10.

Charlesbridge/Mackinac Island Press

(dist. by Random House)

Imani’s Moon by Janay Brown-Wood, illus. by Hazell Mitchell (Oct. 14, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1934133576; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1934133583), features a Maasi girl who decides she wants to touch the moon. Ages 6–9.

Devin Rhodes Is Dead by Jennifer Wolf Kam (Oct. 14, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1934133590). Told in alternating “before” and “after” chapters, this novel focuses on the events leading up to and just after the body of Cass’s best friend is found at the bottom of a ravine. Ages 10–up.

Chicago Review Press

(dist. by IPG)


Young Naturalists gains Birdology: 30 Activities and Observations for Exploring the World of Birds by Monica Russo, photos by Kevin Byron (Jan. 1, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1613749494), ages 7–9. Science in Motion continues with The Robot Book: Build & Control 20 Electric Gizmos, Moving Machines, and Hacked Toys by Bobby Mercer (Oct. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1556524073), ages 9–up. And For Kids rolls on with The Industrial Revolution for Kids: The People and Technology That Changed the World, with 21 Activities by Cheryl Mullenbach (Aug. 1, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1613746905), ages 9–up; and The U.S. Congress for Kids: Over 200 Years of Lawmaking, Deal-Breaking, and Compromising, with 21 Activities by Ronald A. Reis (Nov. 1, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1613749777), ages 10–up.

Child’s Play

Off to the Park by Stephen Cheetham (Sept. 1, board book, $11.99, ISBN 978-1846435027) is a tactile novelty book designed in association with Booktrust, containing elements for blind and partially sighted children. Ages 2–7.


Books with Holes gains Little Miss Muffet, illus. by Barbara Nascimbeni (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1846436901), Hickory Dickory Dock, illus. by Kelly Caswell (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1846436895), and Itsy Bitsy Spider, illus. by Nora Hilb (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1846436888), each packaged with a CD, ages 2–6. And Flip Up Fairy Tales kicks off with The Brave Little Tailor, illus. by Laura Barella (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1846436581), Pinocchio, illus. by Annie Kubler (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1846436574), Thumbelina, illus. by Marta Cabrol (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1846436598), and The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids, illus. by Natasha Rimmington (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1846436604), each with a CD included, ages 3–7.

China Institute

(dist. by Tuttle)

This Is the Greatest Place! A Palace Inspired by the World of Small Animals by Brian Tse, trans. by Ben Wang, illus. by Alice Mak (Oct. 14, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-0989377621). A master builder and some animals design a palace for the emperor of China. Ages 4–up.

In the Forbidden City by Chiu Kwong-chiu, trans. by Ben Wang (Oct. 14, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0989377607), provides a tour of one of China’s most famous landmarks. Ages 9–up.



Choose Your Own Nightmare welcomes Eighth Grade Witch by C.E. Simpson, illus. by Gabhor Utomo (Sept. 15, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1937133450) and Blood Island by Liz Windover, illus. by Gabhor Utomo (Sept. 15, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1937133467), ages 7–12.

Chouette Publishing

(dist. by IPG)

Caillou Storybook Treasury: Ten Bestselling Stories by Chouette Publishing, illus. by Eric Sévigny (Sept. 9, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-2897181499). This 25th-anniversary gift volume is accented with foil edges and a glittering cover. Ages 3–up.


Baby Caillou grows with Baby Caillou Looks Around: The Seasons (A Toddler’s Search and Find Book) (Oct. 14, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-2897181543) and Baby Caillou Looks Around: Animals (A Toddler’s Search and Find Book) (Oct. 14, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-2897181505) by Anne Paradis, illus. by Pierre Brignaud, ages 1–up. Caillou continues with Caillou: My Nightlight Book by Christine L’Heureux and Gisèle Légaré, illus. by Pierre Brignaud (Oct. 14, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-2897181048), ages 2–up. Step by Step gains Caillou Takes a Bath by Joceline Sanschagrin, illus. by Pierre Brignaud (Sept.

9, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-2897181383) and Caillou Takes a Nap by Anne Paradis, illus. by Pierre Brignaud (Sept. 9, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-2897181475), ages 2–up. And Clubhouse adds Caillou Borrows a Book, adapted by Anne Paradis, illus. by Eric Sévigny (Aug. 12, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-2897181413), Caillou Goes Apple Picking, adapted by Danielle Patenaude, illus. by Eric Sévigny (Aug. 12, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-2897181451), and Caillou Makes a Snowman, adapted by Roger Harvey, illus. by Eric Sévigny (Nov. 11, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-2897181437), ages 3–up.


In This Book by Fani Marceau, illus. by Joelle Jolivet (Aug. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1452125886), is an art-immersive early concept book. Up to age 2.

Planes Go by Steve Light (Aug. 12, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1452128993) looks at eight aircraft and the noises they make. Up to age 2.

Creature: Sounds (Sept. 9, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1452117225) and Creature: Baby Animals (Sept. 9, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1452117218) by Andrew Zuckerman are photographic introductions to animal sounds and baby animal names. Up to age 2.

Flashlight by Lizi Boyd (Aug. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1452118949) explores night, nature, and art. Ages 2–6.

A Good Home for Max by Junzo Terada (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1452127026). A mouse who lives in a shop tries to find a good home for his stuffed animal pal Max the Dog. Ages 3–5.

The Bear’s Sea Escape by Benjamin Chaud (Aug. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1452127439). When the bears seek warmth from their chilly perch atop the Paris Opera House, Little Bear is mistaken for a toy bear. Ages 3–5.

Mix It Up by Hervé Tullet (Sept. 16, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1452137353). This companion to Press Here introduces colors. Ages 3–5.

Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle (Sept. 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1452128917). In this companion to Flora and the Flamingo, Flora takes to the ice. Ages 3–5.

Telephone by Mac Barnett, illus. by Jen Corace (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1452110233). A mother bird gives the bird next to her a message for little Peter. But passing messages on a telephone line isn’t as simple as it sounds. Ages 4–8.

The Memory of an Elephant: An Unforgettable Journey by Sophie Strady, illus. by Jean-François Martin (Sept. 9, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1452129037). Marcel the elephant writes an encyclopedia containing entries packed with facts, situated alongside the story of his daily life. Ages 5–8.

Bonjour Camille by Felipe Cano, illus. by Laia Aguilar (Aug. 5, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1452124070), spotlights Camille’s action-packed Sunday morning routine. Ages 6–9.

Low Riders in Space (Book 1) by Cathy Camper, illus. by Raul Gonzalez (Nov. 4, hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 978-1452121550; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1452128696). In this series starter, Lupe, El Chavo, and Elirio, who love to work on cars, try to transform a junker into the best car around; includes a glossary of Spanish and science terms. Ages 8–12.

The Categorical Universe of Candice Phee by Barry Jonsberg (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1452133515). Candice is determined to restore order to her world and make everyone happy again. Ages 10–13.

Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt (Oct. 14, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1452127002) is a middle-grade novel in verse about one seventh-grader’s journey from bully to bullied. Ages 10–14.


Little Finger Puppet Board Books adds Little Cat (Aug. 12, novelty, $6.99, ISBN 978-1452129167), up to age 2. You Are My Baby by Lorena Siminovich grows with Pets (Sept. 9, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1452134307) and Woodland (Sept. 9, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1452134314), up to age 2. And Stoker & Holmes are on the case in The Spiritglass Charade by Colleen Gleason (Oct. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1452110714), ages 12–18.

Cinco Puntos Press

(dist. by Consortium)

Conspiracy Girl by Karen Chacek, illus. by Abraham Balcázar (Jan. 13, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1935955986). Armed with only a cereal box and an alert mind, a girl tries to halt the devious plans of a flock of evil birds. Ages 8–12.

Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero (Sept. 9, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1935955948; paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1935955955). Gabi uses poetry to cope with such problems as her weight and her father’s addiction. Ages 14–18.


D-Bow High School Hoops presses on with Slump by Kevin Waltman (Oct. 14, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1941026007; paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1941026014).), ages 14–18.

Clavis Books

(dist. by IPG)

A Great Gift by Guido van Genechten (Oct. 14, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1605371955). Little Elephant figures out how to use his new present—a potty. Ages 2–4.

Me and My Day by Liesbet Slegers (Aug. 12, hardcover, $11.95, ISBN 978-1605371917) features a toddler’s typical routine. Ages 2–5.

Me and the Seasons by Liesbet Slegers (Aug. 12, hardcover, $11.95, ISBN 978-1605371924) introduces the seasons of the year. Ages 2–5.

Pilot Pete by Ruth Wielockx (Oct. 14, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1605372006). Pilot Pete uses his many different airplanes to help his friends. Ages 2–5.

A Tummy Full of Secrets by Pimm van Hest, illus. by Ninke Talsma (Nov. 11, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1605372013). Moira learns it’s better to share her feelings than keep them locked up inside. Ages 3–5.

Things to Remember by Janna de Lathouder, illus. by Ann Schneikler (Nov. 11, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1605372020). Thanks to his friend Squirrel, Owl is no longer lonely. Ages 5–7.


Take a Look by Liesbet Slegers adds Take a Look, Bunny (Sept. 9, novelty, $11.95, ISBN 978-1605371931) and Take a Look, Vroom (Sept. 9, novelty, $11.95, ISBN 978-1605371948), ages 2–5.

Coteau Books

(dist. by Orca)


Bone, Fog, Ash & Star by Catherine Egan (Sept. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1550505931) closes The Last Days of Tian Di trilogy, ages 11–15. And The Shards of Excalibur gains Twist of the Blade by Edward Willett (Sept. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1550505993), ages 13–up.

Craigmore Creations

(dist. by IPG)


The Little Naturalist adds Letters of the West: An ABC Book of the Many Plants, Animals, and Other Curious Features of the West by Michelle E. Walch, illus. by John Maddin (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1940052106), and Tracks Count: A Guide to Counting Animal Prints by Steve Engel, illus. by Alexander M. Petersen

(Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1940052076), ages 3–5. And Terra Tempo continues with The Academy of Planetary Evolution by David R. Shapiro, illus. by Christopher Herndon (Oct. 1, paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-1940052090), ages 7–9.

Creative Editions

Mocha Dick: The Legend and the Fury by Brian Heinz, illus. by Randall Enos (Aug. 19, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1568462424), looks at the infamous albino sperm whale that inspired Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. Ages 6–8.

Homer Henry Hudson’s Curio Museum by Zack Rock (Aug. 19, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1568462608) stars an elderly, adventurous bulldog, who travels the world looking for items for his museum. Ages 6–8.

Everything Is a Poem: The Best of J. Patrick Lewis by J. Patrick Lewis, illus. by Maria Cristina Pritelli (Aug. 19, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1568462400), is an illustrated collection of former U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate Lewis’s work. Ages 6–8.

The Forever Flowers by Michael J. Rosen, illus. by Sonja Danowski (Aug. 19, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1568462738). In this original fairy tale, a grouse carries her favorite flowers to a new land. Ages 6–8.

Harlem Hellfighters by J. Patrick Lewis, illus. by Gary Kelley (Aug. 19, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1568462462), features the African-American regiment that served in WWI France and returned with honors to a nation divided by race. Ages 9–12.

Creston Books

(dist. by PGW)

Lola Goes to the Doctor by Marcia Goldman (Aug. 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1939547118). In this photographic picture book, Lola the dog braves a visit to the doctor. Ages 3–8.

Winter Candle by Jeron Ashford, illus. by Stacey Schuett (Nov. 11, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1939547101). One small, lumpy candle brings light to diverse families in an apartment building. Ages 4–11.

Wheels of Change by Darlene Beck Jacobson (Oct. 14, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1939547132). Social, political, and technological change make 1908 Washington, D.C., a turbulent place for 12-year-old Emily. Ages 8–13.


Mira’s Diary adds Mira’s Diary: Bombs Over London by Marissa Moss (Sept. 9, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1939547125), ages 8–13.

C&T Publishing/FunStitch Studio

(dist. by NPN)

Bandana-Rama Wrap, Glue, Sew Kids Make 21 Fast & Fun Craft Projects: Headbands, Skirts, Pillows & More by Judith Cressy (Oct. 1, paper, $21.95, ISBN 978-1607059219) contains projects for crafters of all experience levels. Ages 8–12.

Stitched Paper Art for Kids: 22 Cheeky Pickle Sewing Projects by Alison Benyon (Nov. 1, paper, $22.95, ISBN 978-1607059271) includes such projects as headbands, necklaces, bookmarks, and purses. Ages 8–12.

Cuento de Luz

(dist. by IPG)

Yoga in the Jungle by Ramiro Calle, illus. by Nívola Uyá (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-8416078165). Two boys mimic the body language of the exotic animals they encounter on a jungle adventure. Ages 3–5.

Kibo and the Purple Dragon by Carmen Gil, illus. by Marta Munté Vidal (Oct. 14, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-8416078240). Kibo runs away to escape a scary dragon. Ages 3–5.

The Winter Train by Susanna Isern, illus. by Ester García (Nov. 11, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-8415784845). As winter approaches, forest animals catch the train that will take them to warmer lands. Ages 3–5.

Isaac’s Laugh by Juan Ignacio Peña, illus. by Mar Blanco (Nov. 11, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-8416078400). Grandpa’s stories always bring a smile to Isaac’s face. Ages 3–5.

The Dance of Time by Irene Aparici, illus. by Enrique Quevedo (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-8416078080). Madame Sun introduces the universe with her in the center and the eight planets around her. Ages 5–12.

Snowbound Secrets by Virginia Kroll and Nívola Uyá (Oct. 14, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-8415784722). Pem goes on an adventure with her father and learns to respect traditions and legends and to cast off her fears. Ages 5–up.

D Giles Ltd.

(dist. by Consortium)

Belle’s Wild Ride: The Artful Adventure of a Butterfly and a Cabbie by Mary Lee Corlett, illus. by Sophie Cayless (Dec. 16, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1907804519), is a fanciful story designed to introduce children to museum-going. Ages 4–8.

Dawn Publications


The Dandelion Seed grows with The Dandelion Seed’s Big Dream by Joseph Anthony, illus. by Cris Arbo (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1584694960; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1584694977), ages 4–10.

DC Comics

Scooby-Doo! Team-Up by Sholly Fisch, illus. by Dario Brizuela (Nov. 18, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1401249465), kicks off a series in which Scooby Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang team up with classic comics characters, beginning with Batman and Robin. All ages.

Digital Leaf Limited

(dist. by Midpoint)

Dog on Stilts by James Thorp, illus. by Angus MacKinnon (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1909428058), is a rhyming story about an ambitious dog on a journey toward self-acceptance. Ages 3–7.


Blizzard by John Rocco (Oct. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423178651) is based on the author-illustrator’s childhood experience of the blizzard of 1978, which brought 53 inches of snow to his Rhode Island town. Ages 3–5.

Simon and the Bear: A Hanukkah Tale by Eric A. Kimmel, illus. by Matthew Trueman (Sept. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423143550), is a holiday story about a boy and a polar bear. Ages 3–5.

Freedom’s School by Lesa Cline-Ransome, illus. by James E. Ransome (Jan. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423161035). When Lizzie’s parents are granted their freedom from slavery, Mama says it’s time for Lizzie and her brother, Paul, to go to a real school. Ages 6–8.

Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods by Rick Riordan, illus. by John Rocco (Aug. 19, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1423183648). Demigod Percy Jackson offers an irreverent take on the ancient Greek gods, from Apollo to Zeus, in this story collection. Ages 8–12.

Hook’s Revenge by Heidi Schulz, illus. by John Hendrix (Sept. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423198673). The 12-year-old daughter of Neverland’s Captain Hook hopes to become as adventurous as her infamous father. Ages 8–12.

The Legacy of the Claw by C.R. Grey, illus. by Jim Madsen (Oct. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423180388). Bailey tries to awaken his all-important animal-human link in the launch title of the Animus fantasy series. Ages 8–12.

Alistair Grim’s Odditorium by Gregory Funaro (Jan. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1484700068). A chimney sweep finds adventure and a life-or-death battle. Ages 8–12.

The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan (Oct. 7, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1423146735) closes out the Heroes of Olympus series. Ages 10–14.

Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky (Nov. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423185277). Grayson Sender has a secret: “he” is a girl on the inside, stuck in the wrong gender’s body. Ages 10–14.


Elephant & Piggie continues with Waiting Is Not Easy! by Mo Willems (Nov. 4, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1423199571), ages 6–8. Lockwood & Co. by Jonathan Stroud gains The Whispering Skull (Sept. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423164920), ages 8–12. The Doll People Set Sail by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin, illus. by Brett Helquist (Oct. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423136835) joins The Doll People, ages 8–12. The Spell Bind by Barbara Brauner and James Iver Mattson, illus. by Abigail Halpin (Oct. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423164760) joins Oh My Godmother, ages 8–12. Darkest Minds concludes with In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken (Oct. 28, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1423157526), ages 10–14. The Heir Chronicles presents The Sorcerer Heir by Cinda Williams Chima (Oct. 21, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1423144359), ages 12–18. Starbound adds This Shattered World by Meagan Spooner and Amie Kaufman (Dec. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423171034), ages 12–18. Rogue Wave by Jennifer Donnelly (Jan. 6., hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423182009) continues the Waterfire Saga, ages 12–18. And Killer Instinct by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Nov. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423168324) is new to The Naturals, ages 14–up.

Disney-Lucasfilm Press

Star Wars: The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight by Tony DiTerlizzi, illus. by Ralph McQuarrie (Oct. 7, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1484706688), features concept art from the original film trilogy. Ages 6–8.


World of Reading Star Wars (Level 1) adds Escape from Darth Vader (Sept. 16, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1484705001), ages 6–8.

Disney Press

Doc McStuffins: Doc’s Big Book of Boo-Boos by Sheila Sweeny Higginson (Sept. 2, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1423184836) contains an original story, drawing pages, stickers, and a poster. Ages 3–5.

Doc McStuffins: Doctor’s Helper by Sheila Sweeny Higginson (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423183907). A small toy can be a big help to doctors and patients; packaged with an e-book. Ages 3–5.

Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy by Catherine Hapka, illus. by Grace Lee (Oct. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423186557). Sofia confronts grave danger when she faces evil Princess Ivy; includes a read-along e-book version of the story. Ages 3–5.

Frozen: Hide-and-Hug Olaf: A Fun Family Experience by Kevin Lewis, illus. by Olga Mosqueda (Oct. 28, hardcover, $26.99, ISBN 978-1484721506). This interactive story comes with a plush Olaf. Ages 3–5.

Henry Hugglemonster: Welcome to Roarsville by Sheila Sweeny Higginson (Dec. 23, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1484702642). Friendly monster Henry lives with his family in Roarsville, where there’s lots to do. Ages 3–5.

Sheriff Callie’s Wild West: The Cat Who Tamed the West (Jan. 6, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1484714959). The best cowgirl kitty in the West tries to keep things friendly on the frontier. Ages 3–5.

Disney Princess: Dear Princess (Sept. 2, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1484700266) highlights mail written to and from Rapunzel, Tiana, Merida, Belle, and others. Ages 6–8.

A Merry Christmas Cookbook (Sept. 16, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1423163220) collects tips and instructions for making traditional holiday treats. Ages 6–8.

Frozen Sing-Along Storybook (Oct. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1484720356) features a retelling of the film Frozen, plus lyrics to the film’s songs, and a CD recording. Ages 6–8.


Reading Adventures gains Sofia the First Level Pre-1 Boxed Set by Thea Feldman (Nov. 4, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1484707005), ages 3–5.

Disney/Marvel Press

Happy Holidays! From the Avengers by Rich Thomas, illus. by Ron Lim (Sept. 16, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1484712276). Can a special midnight visitor get the Avengers in the holiday spirit? Packaged with a read-along CD narrated by Stan Lee. Ages 6–8.

Star-Lord: Knowhere to Run: A Mighty Marvel Chapter Book by Chris Wyatt (Dec. 16, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1484712696). On Planet Knowhere, Star-Lord gets an unexpected visitor: Captain Marvel. Ages 8–12.


Big Hero 6: The Essential Guide (Sept. 23, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1465422705) provides fun facts, character profiles, and stills from the forthcoming animated movie Big Hero 6. Ages 5–up.

Lego Star Wars: The Dark Side by Daniel Lipkowitz (Aug. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1465418975) introduces the Lego Star Wars minifigure members of the Imperial Army. Ages 6–12.

Animal Antics (Sept. 15, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1465424471) offers facts about animal behavior. Ages 7–10.

Children’s Book of Magic (Sept. 29, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1465424594) is an introduction to illusionists, magic tricks, and magicians. Ages 7–10.

Disney Princess Enchanted Character Guide by Catherine Saunders and Beth Landis Hester (Aug. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1465415691) spotlights Disney princesses and their friends from the Disney movies. Ages 7–11.

Color Illusions (Sept. 15, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1465422859) employs pull-out tabs, flaps, a multi-use decoder with 3D glasses, and a pop-up rainbow to explore color tricks. Ages 7–12.

True or False? (Sept. 15, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1465424679) helps readers discover facts and statistics about familiar subjects via photos and infographics. Ages 7–12.

Star Wars in 100 Scenes by Jason Fry (Aug. 18, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1465420121) presents the most dramatic and famous moments from the six Star Wars films. Ages 7–15.

Number Crunch: The Math Calculator Book (Aug. 18, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1465420183) contains practical problems, puzzles, games, and activities to build essential math skills; a calculator is built into the book. Ages 8–10.

Utterly Amazing Science by Robert Winston (Aug. 18, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1465414212). Pop-ups, pull-outs, and flaps help illustrate key curriculum science topics such as force and motion, and elements and matter. Ages 8–12.

Super Human Encyclopedia

(Sept. 1, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1465424457) reveals facts about the human body, from the strength and flexibility of the human skeleton to the way the brain works. Ages 8–13.

Lego Ninjago: The Visual Dictionary (Sept. 15, hardcover, $21.99, ISBN 978-1465422996). Meet the Masters of the Spinjitzu while discovering little-known facts about their weapons and vehicles. Ages 9–11.

ExtraOrdinary (Sept. 15, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1465427656) is a compendium of questions and answers on a range of subjects. Ages 9–13.

Talk Nerdy to Me (Sept. 15, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1465427649) presents complex information in a simple format by combining facts, figures, and statistics with infographics. Ages 9–13.

Necessary Skills and Then Some (Sept. 15, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1465427632) covers useful information including how to perform CPR and eat a balanced diet, magic tricks, plus tips to develop skills in photography, sports, and crafts. Ages 9–13.

Weird or What? (Sept. 15, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1465427625) collects lists and quips, stats and quotes about weird stuff. Ages 9–13.

The Fashion Book (Sept. 15, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1465422842) reveals how modern-day looks, from the catwalk to street fashion, draw on the styles of the past. Ages 13–17.

Heads Up Philosophy (Oct. 20, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1465424488) combines challenging but clear text with graphic illustrations that explain theories and arguments. Ages 13–17.


DK Readers L1 offers LEGO Mixels: Meet the Mixels (Aug. 18, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1465424525; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1465424532), ages 5–7. DK Readers rolls on with LEGO Mixels: Let’s Mix! (Aug. 18, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1465424549; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1465424556), ages 6–8. And the DK Eyewitness Books nonfiction series gets a refresh with paperback editions, updated information, and new jackets. Fall titles include Space Exploration by Carole Stott (Aug. 18, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1465426215; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1465426161) and Shark by Miranda MacQuitty (Aug. 18, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1465426192; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1465426154), ages 8–12.

DK Preschool

Pull the Tab: Farm (Aug. 18, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1465416872) and Pull the Tab: Animals (Aug. 18, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1465416865) feature a variety of animals. Up to age 3.

Cock-a-doodle-doo! Farm (Sept. 15, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1465424693) includes light-activated sounds and flaps. Up to age 5.

Little Hide and Seek: Pets (Aug. 18, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1465424600) contains photographs of cats, dogs, ponies, fish, and more. Ages 1–3.

Animal Counting (Aug. 18, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1465424587) is an early concept book starring animals. Ages 3–5.

Downtown Bookworks

(dist. by Simon & Schuster)

My Favorite Purse: Interactive Fun for Little Fashionistas by Julie Merberg, illus. by Georgia Rucker (Oct. 7, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1941367001), is an interactive board book featuring textures like an embossed crocodile. Up to age 4.


DC Super Heroes adds My First Book of Super Villains: Learn the Difference Between Right and Wrong! by David Bar Katz (Sept. 2, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1935703181) and My First Book of Girl Power by Julie Merberg (Sept. 2, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1941367032), ages 4–up. And PBS Kids launches Do It Myself: Kids’ Cookbook (Sept. 29, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1941367018) and Do It Myself: Super Simple Sock Crafts (Oct. 7, novelty, $19.99, ISBN 978-1941367049), ages 4–up.

Duo Press

(dist. by Legato)

Baby Loves Sports: A High-Contrast Action Book (Sept. 9, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1938093296). Simple, solid-white sports figures pair with colorful sports balls. Up to age 4.

Park: A Fold-Out Book in Four Seasons by James Hancock (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1938093302) folds out to display an illustration of Central Park. Ages 6–11.


Local Baby adds Brooklyn Baby by Lisa McKeon, illus. by Violet Lemay (Sept. 9, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1938093272) and Texas Baby by Jerome Pohlen, illus. by Violet Lemay (Sept. 9, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1938093289), up to age 4.