(dist. by Legato)

Project Superhero by E. Paul Zehr, illus. by Kris Pearn (Sept. 9, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1770411807). Jessie chronicles her class’s yearlong research project on superheroes. Ages 8–12.

Playing with Matches by Suri Rosen (Sept. 9, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1770411821). Sixteen-year-old Raina finds she has a talent for matchmaking in her tight-knit Jewish community. Ages 13–16.


Pippa Greene returns in Depth of Field by Chantel Guertin (Aug. 12, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1770411838), ages 14–17.

EDC/Kane Miller

The Boy on the Page by Peter Carnavas (Sept. 1, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1610672450) ponders how and why a boy is trapped on the page of a book. All ages.

I’m a Dirty Dinosaur by Janeen Brian, illus. by Ann James (Sept. 1, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1610672962), celebrates messiness. Ages 2–5.

Flippy Floppy Farm Animals by Anton Poitier, illus. by Sophia Touliatou (Sept. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1610673105). Readers lift flaps to find hiding animals. Ages 3–6.

My Wild Animal World (Sept. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1610673150) and My Farm Animal World (Sept. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1610673167) by Elizabeth Golding, illus. by Amanda Gulliver, are collections of tiny board books packaged in matching-game cases. Ages 3–6.

Bob Is a Unicorn by Michelle Nelson-Schmidt (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1610671552; paper $6.99, ISBN 978-1610671552) celebrates the power of imagination and the importance of believing in yourself. Ages 3–7.

Just Imagine by Pippa Goodhart, illus. by Nick Sharratt (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1610673433), posits exploring the depths of the ocean, tunneling underground, or traveling to the future. Ages 3–7.

Busy Trucks on the Go by Eric Ode, illus. by Kent Culotta (Sept. 1, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1610673136; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1610670722), features a variety of trucks working until it’s time to say goodnight. Ages 3–7.

Muddle and Match: Adventure: A Mix-and-Match Book (Sept. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1610672887) and Muddle and Match: Imagine: A Mix-and-Match Book (Sept. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1610672894), illus. by Stephanie Hinton, are split-page board books that allow mixing and matching of characters. Ages 3–up.

A Basketball Story (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1610672863) and A Football Story (Sept. 1, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1610670555) by Richard Torrey capture the excitement of playing these sports for the first time. Ages 4–8.


Billie B. Brown is back for The Spotty Vacation (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1610671835), The Big Sister (Sept. s1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1610671842), and The Birthday Mix-Up (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1610671828) by Sally Rippin, illus. by Aki Fukuoka, ages 4–7. Hey Jack! by Sally Rippin, illus. by Stephanie Spartels, gains The Bumpy Ride (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1610671873), The Circus Lesson (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1610671866), and The Worst Sleepover (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1610671859), ages 4–7. Shine-a-Light Books continues with Secrets of the Seashore by Carron Brown, illus. by Alyssa Nassner (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1610673099), ages 4–8. The Conspiracy 365: Black Ops trilogy by Gabrielle Lord runs its course with Missing (Sept. 1, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1610671682), Hunted (Sept. 1, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1610671712), and Endgame (Sept. 1, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1610671729), ages 10–15. And The Phoenix Files by Chris Morphew wraps up with Fallout (Sept. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1610671019) and Doomsday (Sept. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1610671026), ages 12–up.


Big Book of English Words by Mairi MacKinnon (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0794527020) features nearly 1,000 everyday words, accompanied by pictures. Ages 3–up.

Big Book of Little Stories by Jenny Tyler and Lesley Sims (Sept. 1, hardcover, $21.99, ISBN 978-0794519476) collects several nursery tales. Ages 3–up.

Noisy Farm by Jessica Greenwell (Sept. 1, board book, $19.99, ISBN 978-0794531706) and Noisy Jungle by Sam Taplin (Sept. 1, board book, $19.99, ISBN 978-0794524240) feature sound panels full of animal noises. Ages 3–up.

Musical Christmas by Sam Taplin (Sept. 1, board book, $19.99, ISBN 978-0794530228) contains a Christmas story and buttons that play classic Christmas tunes. Ages 3–up.

My First Keyboard Book by Sam Taplin (Sept. 1, board book, $18.99, ISBN 978-0794532086) helps readers learn to play simple tunes via color-coded notes. Ages 3–up.

Usborne Book of Greek Myths by Anna Milbourne and Louie Stowell, illus. by Simona Bursi, Elena Temporin, and Petra Brown (Sept. 1, paper, $22.99, ISBN 978-0794521301), introduces heroes and heroines, powerful gods, and terrible monsters. Ages 9–up.


Baby’s Very First Touchy-Feely Board Books adds Colors Play Book (Sept. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0794527983), That’s Not My Angel (Sept. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0794525712), That’s Not My Fox (Sept. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0794529901), and That’s Not My Goat (Sept. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0794533564) by Fiona Watt, and Farm Playbook (Sept. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0794532222), Animals Play Book (Sept. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0794533229), Fingertrails Play Book (Sept. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0794528973), and Baby’s Very First Big Playbook (Sept. 1, board book, $22.99, ISBN 978-0794528515) by Stella Baggott, all ages. And Toddler Books welcomes Max and Millie Get Dressed by Felicity Brooks (Sept. 1, spiral bound, $7.99, ISBN 978-0794532758), ages 1–up.

Musical Books greets ’Twas the Night Before Christmas by John Joven (Sept. 1, board book, $18.99, ISBN 978-0794531812), ages 3–up. Look Inside Board Books welcomes Look Inside Mummies and Pyramids by Rob Lloyd Jones and Lisa Jane Gillespie (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0794515522) and

Big Books of Trucks by Megan Cullis (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0794530785), ages 4–up. Amy Wild, Animal Talker by Diana Kimpton picks up The Lost Treasure (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0794529246), The Star-Struck Parrot (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0794533878), The Vanishing Cat (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0794529253), and The Great Sheep Race (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0794529994), ages 7–up. Discovery Adventures offers Survival by Henry Brook (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0794531119), ages 8–up. Illustrated Stories gains Illustrated Norse Myths by Alex Frith, Louie Stowell, and others (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0794530419), ages 8–up. And Pony-Crazed Princess by Diana Kimpton gallops along with Princess Ellie’s Secret (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0794533991) and Princess Ellie to the Rescue (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0794534004), ages 8–up.


The Sheep Go on Strike by Jean-François Dumont (Oct. 27, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-0802854704). Tired of getting sheared, the farm’s sheep take to the picket line. Ages 4–8.

Anna’s Heaven by Stian Hole (Sept. 8, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0802854414). Anna’s mother has died, leaving Anna and her father to face their grief together. Ages 6–10.

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Jen Bryant, illus. by Melissa Sweet (Sept. 15, hardcover, $17.50, ISBN 978-0802853851) depicts the life and work of Peter Mark Roget. Ages 7–18.

In Search of the Little Prince by Bimba Landmann (Sept. 24, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0802854353) is a picture-book biography of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Ages 7–18.

Mikis and the Donkey by Bibi Dumon Tak, illus. by Philip Hopman (Oct. 6, hardcover, $13, ISBN 978-0802854308). Mikis’s grandfather surprises him with a new donkey, and Mikis soon learns she is a working animal, not a pet. Ages 8–12.

Crazy by Linda Phillips (Oct. 20, paper, $9, ISBN 978-0802854377). In this novel-in-verse set in the 1960s, Laura worries that she will face the same mental illness as her mother. Ages 13–18.

Egmont UK

(dist. by IPG)

Marshmallows for Martians by Adam Guillain and Charlotte Guillain, illus. by Lee Wildish (Nov. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1405266819), is a rhyming picture book about space, aliens, and adventure. Up to age 5.

Old MacDonald Had a Zoo by Curtis Jobling, illus. by Tom McLaughlin (Oct. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1405267120). An elderly farmer wins the lottery in this lift-the-flap story. Ages 3–5.

Millie Shares by Claire Alexander (Nov. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1405264099). Friendship and learning to share feature in this picture book. Ages 3–5.

Toxic Annual 2015 (Nov. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1405272117) gathers stories, facts, and jokes from the worlds of gaming, film, TV, and toys. Ages 5–8.


Animaru by Sophie Hinton adds Peekaboo! Jungle (Oct. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1405267779), Peekaboo! Farm (Oct. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1405267762), Peekaboo! Snow (Oct. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1405267755), and Peekaboo! Sea (Oct. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1405267786), up to age 3. Happy Street by Simon Abbot strolls along with Supermarket (Nov. 1, novelty, $9.99, ISBN 978-1405268653) and Pet Shop (Nov. 1, novelty, $9.99, ISBN 978-1405268646), ages 3–5. And The Little Somethings by Jill Lewis, illus. by Ali Pye, launches with Something Delicious (Nov. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1405262385) and Something Different (Nov. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1405268080), ages 3–5.

Barry Loser is back in I Am Sort of a Loser by Jim Smith (Sept. 28, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1405268011), ages 7–9. My Brother the Werewolf howls on with Tail Spin by Sienna Mercer (Oct. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1405267984), ages 9–11. And Fashion Frightmare! (Oct. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1405265737) and Secrets & Spies (Oct. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1405265720) join My Sister the Vampire by Sienna Mercer, ages 9–11.

Egmont UK/Electric Monkey

(dist. by IPG)

I Predict a Riot by Catherine Bruton (Oct. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1405267199). Amateur filmmaker Maggie finds dangerous subject matter in a boy on the run and a gang out for violence. Ages 12–up.

Shipwrecked (Sept. 28, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1405264570) and Dark of the Moon (Dec. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1405264587) by Siobhan Curham kick off the Shipwrecked series about characters stranded on a desert island. Ages 12–up.

Egmont USA

(dist. by Random House)

Hissy Fitz by Patrick Jennings (Jan. 6, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1606845967). The title character, a cranky cat, can’t understand why all of these two-legged creatures keep getting in the way of his nap. Ages 7–9.

Lug, Dawn of the Ice Age by David Zeltser (Sept. 9, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1606845134). Caveboy Lug discovers the Ice Age is coming and must bring warring clans together to save them all. Ages 8–12.

Temple Run #1: Run for Your Life: Jungle Trek (Sept. 23, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1606845714) and Temple Run #2: Run for Your Life: Doom Lagoon (Sept. 23, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1606845721) by Chase Wilder begin a multiple-ending wilderness survival series based on the Temple Run app. Ages 8–12.

Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday (Sept. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1606844632) features characters based on The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Frankenstein, and the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Ages 12–up.

Tabula Rasa by Kristen Lippert-Martin (Sept. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1606845189). Sarah battles for her life within the walls of her hospital-turned-prison when a procedure to eliminate her memory goes awry. Ages 12–up.

Get Happy by Mary Amato (Oct. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1606845226). A young songwriter builds a substitute family with her friends in place of the broken family she was born into. Ages 12–up.

Amity by Micol Ostow (Aug. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1606841563) features a plot suggested by the real-life events of the Amityville murders. Ages 14–up.

Tear You Apart by Sarah Cross (Jan. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1606845912). Faced with a possible loophole to her “Snow White” curse, Viv goes underground, literally, to find the prince who’s fated to rescue her. Ages 14–up.


Guinea Dog greets Guinea Dog 3 by Patrick Jennings (Aug. 5, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1606845547), ages 8–12. The Code Busters Club gains Case #4: The Mummy’s Curse by Penny Warner (Oct. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1606844595), ages 8–12. The Demon Catchers of Milan adds The Halcyon Bird by Kat Beyer (Nov. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1606843161), ages 12–up. Contaminated picks up Mercy Mode by Em Garner (Aug. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1606843567), ages 12–up. And BZRK concludes with Apocalypse by Michael Grant (Oct. 14, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1606844083), ages 14–up.

Enchanted Lion Books

(dist. by Consortium)

Wednesday by Anne Bertier (Sept. 9, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1592701520) stars an orange circle and a blue square that play together once a week. Ages 3–7.

Three Little Peas by Marine Rivoal (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1592701551). Two peas explore the garden, and the wonders of germination. Ages 3–7.

Mister Horizontal & Miss Vertical by Noémie Révah, illus. by Olimpia Zagnoli (Oct. 14, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1592701612), is a concept book. Ages 3–7.

Take Away the A by Michaël Escoffier, illus. by Kris Di Giacomo (Sept. 9, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1592701568). Subtracting a single letter from a word transforms it into an entirely different word. Ages 4–8.

The Jacket by Kirsten Hall, illus. by Dasha Tolstikova (Oct. 14, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1592701681). A lonely book finds a home with a girl and her dog. Ages 4–8.


Stories Without Words adds Fox’s Garden by Princesse Camcam (Sept. 9, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1592701674), ages 3–8.

Engine Books

(dist. by Consortium)

Where Wicked Starts by Elizabeth Stuckey-French and Patricia Henley (Oct. 14, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1938126260). When stepsisters Nick and Luna suspect that a girl is being held captive, they set out to rescue her. Ages 14–up.

F+W Media/Adams

Bullied Kids Speak Out: We Survived—How You Can Too by Jodee Blanco (Dec. 31, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1440579530) is a collection of stories from survivors of bullying with insight and affirmations provided by the author. Ages 12–18.

F+W Media/Merit

Who R U Really? by Margo Kelly (Sept. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1440572760). Thea discovers a new role-playing game online and soon is leading a dangerous double life. Ages 14–up.

How We Fall by Kate Brauning

(Nov. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1440581793). When Jackie moves to her uncle’s small farm town, she falls in love with her cousin and gets wrapped up in a mystery when her best friend disappears. Ages 14–up.

Feminist Press

(dist. by Consortium)

What Flowers Say and Other Stories by George Sand, trans. by Holly Erskine Hirko, illus. by Molly Crabapple (Nov. 11, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1558618572) is a new edition of a collection of tales by the 19th-century French writer that reveal the fantasy, wonder, and enchantment in the natural world. Ages 8–12.

Firefly Books

Animal 123 (Nov. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1770854543) and Animal ABC (Oct. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1770854567) by Susi Martin feature watercolor illustrations of animals. Ages 4–6.

Clash of the Dinos: Watch Dinosaurs Do Battle! by Jinny Johnson (Nov. 15, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1770854581) depicts various dinosaurs fighting to the death. Ages 7–11.

Creatures of the Night (Nov. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1770854598) and Monsters of the Deep (Nov. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1770854659) by Camilla de la Bedoyere provide information about nocturnal animals and creatures from the depths of the oceans. Ages 8–11.

Firefly Encyclopedia of Animals by Philip Whitfield (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1770854574) serves up more than 1,000 full-color watercolors, photos, and distribution maps to highlight information about animals. Ages 8–12.

Firefly Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals by Douglas Palmer (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1770854604) is a reference guide to 350 beasts. Ages 8–12.

Stuff You Need to Know! by John Farndon (Nov. 10, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1770854949) offers the stories behind everyday activities, from sending a letter to booting up a computer. Ages 8–12.

Saving Turtles: A Kids’ Guide to Helping Endangered Species by Sue Carstairs (Oct. 15, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1770854345; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1770852907) looks at a hospital for severely injured turtles. Ages 9–11.

Skateboarding Skills: Everything a New Rider Needs to Know by Ryan Stutt (Nov. 1, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1770852921) teaches the fundamentals. Ages 9–13.

Weird Frogs (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1770854420; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1770853614) and Weird Birds (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1770854413; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1770852969) by Chris Earley feature facts about and photos of strange-looking creatures. Ages 10–up.


Snappy Sounds by Jolie Dobson offers Snap Snap Woof Woof (Sept. 1, board book, $5.95, ISBN 978-1770854352), Ring Ring Pop Pop (Sept. 1, board book, $5.95, ISBN 978-1770854376), Beep Beep Choo Choo (Sept. 1, board book, $5.95, ISBN 978-1770854369), and Bang Bang Plink Plink (Sept. 15, board book, $5.95, ISBN 978-1770854383), ages 2–4. And Hockey Hall of Fame Kids by Eric Zweig debuts with Great Goalies (Nov. 10, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1770854314), Super Scorers (Nov. 10, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1770854291), and Dominant Defensemen (Nov. 10, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1770854307), ages 9–12.

Fitzhenry & Whiteside

(dist. by Ingram)

Charlie’s Dirt Day by Andrew Larsen, illus. by Jacqueline Hudon-Verrelli (Nov. 15, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1554553341). Charlie discovers gardens and the vegetables that grow in them. Ages 4–8.

Fire Pie Trout by Melanie Mosher, illus. by Renné Benoit (Oct. 15, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1927083185). A girl uses her creativity on her morning fishing trip with her grandfather. Ages 4–up.

The Fabulous World of Mr. Fred by Lili Chartrand, illus. by Gabrielle Grimard (Oct. 15, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1554553464) features a boy who learns about the importance of keeping stories alive. Ages 5–up.

Bite into Bloodsuckers by Kari-Lynn Winters, illus. by Ishta Mercurio (Nov. 15, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1554553266), offers a look into the natural world of bloodthirsty creatures. Ages 7–11.

Meyers’ Creek by Connie Brummel Crook (Oct. 15, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1554553518) is a story inspired by the true experiences of a United Empire Loyalist family during a critical period of Canadian history. Ages 9–12.


Do You Know by Alain M. Bergeron, illus. by Sampar, welcomes Do You Know Hyenas? (Oct. 15, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1554553389), Do You Know Praying Mantises? (Oct. 15, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1554553372), Do You Know Dinosaurs? (Oct. 15, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1554553365), and Do You Know Komodo Dragons? (Oct. 15, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1554553396), ages 7–11.

Fitzhenry & Whiteside/Red Deer Press

(dist. by Ingram)

The Onlyhouse by Teresa Toten (Oct. 15, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0889955196). Lucy struggles to fit in at school while holding fast to her values. Ages 9–up.

The Gospel Truth by Caroline Pignat (Oct. 15, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0889954939). The different points of view of slaves, slaveholders, and a visiting birdwatcher bring an 1858 Virginia tobacco plantation to life in this novel-in-verse. Ages 12–up.

When Kacey Left by Dawn Green (Oct. 15, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0889955233) chronicles a teenager’s journey toward understanding after her best friend’s suicide. Ages 14–up.

Into the Wasteland by Lesley Choyce (Nov. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0889955226). Dixon keeps a daily journal of his life when he goes off his meds. Ages 14–up.

Switch by Douglas Davey (Nov. 15, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0889955240). Sheldon gets tangled in a scandal as he tries to figure out and accept his bisexuality. Ages 14–up.

Five Star Publications/ Little Five Star

(dist. by Midpoint)

The Ship Captain’s Tale: A Counting Adventure by V.A. Boeholt, illus. by Jeff Yesh (Oct. 7, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1589852129), is a concept book set on the high seas. Ages 3–6.

Gator, Gator, Second Grader: Classroom Pet or Not? by Conrad J. Storad, illus. by Alex Lopez (Sept. 17, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1589852716). Benny and Jacob think a baby alligator would be a swell classroom pet, but their teacher disagrees. Ages 5–10.

Arizona Agriculture: Bee’s Amazing Adventure by Bonnie Apperson Jacobs and Terri Mainwaring, illus. by Nadia Komorova (Aug. 29, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1589852679) introduces children to the Grand Canyon State’s diverse agricultural industry. Ages 6–9.

Flashlight Press

(dist. by IPG)

Maddi’s Fridge by Lois Brandt, illus. by Vin Vogel (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1936261291). When Sofia discovers the fridge at her best friend Maddi’s house is empty, she is sworn to secrecy, but worries that she should seek help from her parents. Ages 4–8.

Floris Books

(dist. by Lerner)

The Tale of the Little, Little Old Woman by Elsa Beskow (Nov. 3, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1782500940). A small cat gets into big trouble. Ages 3–6.

The Snow Girl by Robert Giraud, illus. by Helene Muller (Nov. 3, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1782501329). An old couple is astonished when the snow girl they build in their garden comes to life. Ages 3–6.

The Tale of Tam Linn by Lari Don, illus. by Philip Longson (Dec. 1, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1782501343). Deep in the woods, Janet meets a fairy knight, the famous Tam Linn, forbidden to leave by the evil queen’s spell. Ages 4–7.

The Selkie Girl by Janis Mackay, illus. by Ruchi Mhasane (Dec. 1, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1782501305). Fergus finds what he thinks is a treasure on the beach, but turns out to be a selkie girl’s seal skin, and she can’t return to the sea without it. Ages 4–7.

The Yule Tomte and the Little Rabbits by Ulf Stark, trans. by Susan Beard, illus. by Eva Eriksson, (Nov. 3, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1782501367). After a gust of wind snatches his hat and mittens, Grump wants to give up his role as the Yule Tomte who brings Christmas to the forest. Ages 5–8.

Thor Is Locked in My Garage by Robert Harris (Dec. 8, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1782501220). Greg and Lewis are enjoying the summer until Loki, the god of mischief, buries their town in a huge blizzard, and Thor, the god of thunder, shows up to help. Ages 8–12.

The Reluctant Time Traveller by Janis Mackay (Dec. 8, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1782501114). Saul and Agnes must travel back to 1914 to retrieve the deed that could save their house. Ages 9–12.


Picture Kelpies rolls on with Can’t-Dance-Cameron: A Scottish Capercaillie Story by Emily Dodd, illus. by Katie Pamment (Dec. 1, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1782500957), ages 3–6; and The Dragon Stoorworm by Theresa Breslin, illus. by Matthew Land (Dec. 1, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1782501176), ages 4–7.

Fox Chapel Publishing/Design Originals

(dist. by Ingram)

Awesome Duct Tape Projects: Also Includes Washi, Masking, and Frog Tape by Choly Knight (Sept. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1574218954). Make purses, flip flops, smartphone wallets, laptop cases, charging stations, and more. Ages 6–18.

Frances Lincoln

(dist. by PGW)

Something About a Bear by Jackie Morris (Aug. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847805164) describes eight bears from all over the world, and shows them in their wild habitats. Ages 3–6.

Seb and Hamish by Jude Daly, illus. by Niki Daly (Aug. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847804129). A child overcomes his fear of dogs during a family visit to a friend’s home. Ages 3–6.

That’s What Makes a Hippopotamus Smile by Sean Taylor, illus. by Laurent Cardon (Aug. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847804556). A hippo comes to visit and joins in the activities of a child’s day. Ages 3–6.

Counting Chickens by Polly Alakija (Aug. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847804372). A story set in Africa helps young readers learn to count to 50. Ages 3–6.

Following the Tractor by Susan Steggall (Aug. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847804891) shows the machine plowing, sowing, and harvesting on the farm. Ages 3–6.

When Angus Met Alvin by Sue Pickford (Aug. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847803047) explores the friendship between two aliens. Ages 4–8.

The Strongest Boy in the World by Jessica Souhami (Aug. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847804112). Kaito, stronger than the other boys in his village, ventures to a wrestling competition where he meets an even stronger girl. Ages 5–8.

How the Library (Not the Prince) Saved Rapunzel by Wendy Meddour, illus. by Rebecca Ashdown (Nov. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847804327). Nothing and no one can rouse Rapunzel, until a letter arrives containing the news that she has a job at the library. Ages 5–8.

A-Maze-ing Minotaur by Juliet Rix, illus. by Juliet Snape (Aug. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847804310). This retelling of a Greek myth combines the tale with a Minoan-inspired maze. Ages 5–9.

Made by Raffi by Craig Pomranz, illus. by Margaret Chamberlain (Aug. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847804334). Raffi, a shy boy who likes to knit, demonstrates that being creative is cool. Ages 5–9.

Welcome to the Family by Mary Hoffman, illus. by Ros Asquith (Aug. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847804617), explains different ways that babies and children come into a family, including by childbirth, adoption, and fostering. Ages 5–9.

A Day I Remember by Prodeepta Das (Aug. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847804464). Photographs capture the atmosphere of an Indian Hindu wedding. Ages 6–9.

Street Children by Anthony Robinson and June Allan (Aug. 12, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1847804341) gathers the real-life stories of six children and their families who live and work on the streets in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Guatemala. Ages 8–12.


Dual Language Books adds One Two Three (Chinese Edition, with Audio CD): My First Chinese Nursery Rhymes by Jie Mu, illus. by Patrice Aggs (Aug. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847805317), ages 5–8.

Free Spirit

F Is for Feelings by Goldie Millar and Lisa A. Berger, illus. by Hazel Mitchell (Aug. 20, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1575424750; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1575424767). This alphabet book reinforces emotional language and the idea that all emotions are natural and important. Ages 3–8.

The Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends by James J. Crist (Oct. 1, paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-1575424729) is a primer for handling the ups and downs of friendship. Ages 8–13.

The Survival Guide for School Success: Use Your Brain’s Built-In Apps to Sharpen Attention, Battle Boredom, and Build Mental Muscle by Ron Shumsky, Susan Islascox, and Rob Bell (Sept. 1, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1575424828) offers students 10 tools to improve focus, motivation, organization, and self-monitoring. Ages 10–14.


Best Behavior adds Noses Are Not for Picking by Elizabeth Verdick, illus. by Marieka Heinlen (Oct. 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1575424712), up to age 4. Count on Me: Sports by Brad Herzog greets Awesome Stories of Generosity in Sports (Aug. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1575424774), Remarkable Stories of Teamwork in Sports (Aug. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1575424798), and Incredible Stories of Courage in Sports (Aug. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1575424781), ages 8–13.


(dist. by Consortium)

Bass Reeves: Tales of the Talented Tenth, Vol. 1, by Joel Christian Gill (Sept. 9, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1938486630). This series-launching graphic novel tells the story of Bass Reeves, an escaped slave who became one of the most successful lawmen of the Old West and the first African-American deputy U.S. Marshal. Ages 12–18.

Colonial Comics: New England, 1620–1750, edited by Jason Rodriguez (Sept. 9, paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-1938486302), is a graphic novel collection of true stories about the colonial period in New England. Ages 12–18.

Gallaudet Univ.

The Gallaudet Children’s Dictionary of American Sign Language, edited by Jean Gordon, illus. by Debbie Tilley, Peggy Swartzel Lott, Daniel Renner, and Rob Hills (Sept. 15, hardcover, $39.95, ISBN 978-1563686313), features more than 1,000 ASL signs arranged alphabetically by English terms, plus practice sentences and a DVD for deaf and hearing children. Ages 5–10.

Gecko Press

(dist. by Lerner)

The Cake by Dorothée de Monfreid (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1877579455). Tiger wants to bake a cake, but his friends each want a different flavor. Ages 3–6.

Mrs. Mo’s Monster by Paul Beavis (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1927271001). A monster with a one-track mind meets his match in an elderly woman called Mrs. Mo. Ages 3–7.

A Book Is a Book by Jenny Bornholdt (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1877579929) celebrates books and reading. Ages 4–up.

My Heart Is Laughing by Rose Lagercrantz (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1877579523) is the story of Dani’s life after her best friend, Ella, moves away. Ages 5–8.

Dappled Annie and the Tigrish by Mary McCallum, illus. by Annie Hayward (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1877579950). Annie experiences a loss that seems irreplaceable, and her little brother is the only person who can help. Ages 7–11.

Gibbs Smith

Winter Walk by Virginia Snow (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423637479). Grammy and her grandchildren explore the woods on a snowy day. Ages 4–8.

Goodnight Mr. Darcy by Kate Coombs, illus. by Alli Arnold (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423636700), is a bedtime spoof of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Ages 4–up.

Edgar and the Tattle-Tale Heart by Jennifer Adams, illus. by Ron Stucki (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423637660). Mischeivous toddler Edgar the Raven faces some tough lessons when he accidentally breaks a statue in the house. Ages 4–up.


BabyLit by Jennifer Adams, illus. by Alison Oliver, presents Frankenstein: A BabyLit Anatomy Primer (Aug. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1423637417) and Wizard of Oz: A BabyLit Colors Primer (Aug. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1423637189), up to age 3.

Goosebottom Books

(dist. by PGW)


A Treasury of Glorious Goddesses takes wing with Call Me Athena: Greek Goddess of Wisdom by Shirin Yim Bridges (Sept. 9, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1937463946), Call Me Isis: Egyptian Goddess of Magic by Gretchen Maurer (Aug. 12, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1937463953), and Call Me Ixchel: Mayan Goddess of the Moon by Janie Havemeyer (Oct. 14, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1937463960), ages 9–13.

Graphic Arts Books/Alaska Northwest Books

(dist. by Ingram)

Charlie and the Blanket Toss by Tricia Brown, illus. by Sarah Martinsen (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1941821077). Charlie loves to watch the traditional Iñupiat blanket toss, but he’s afraid to try it himself. Ages 4–8.

Graphic Arts Books/Westwinds Press

(dist. by Ingram)

The Seasons of Little Wolf by Jonathan London, illus. by Jon Van Zyle (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1941821060). A wolf grows from fuzzy, blind newborn to bumbling pup to young hunter on his first moose hunt. Ages 4–8.

Green Writers Press

(dist. by Midpoint)

Josie and the Fourth Grade Bike Brigade by Kenny Bruno, Beth Handman, and Antonia Bruno, illus. by Janet Pederson (Oct. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0996087223), begins the Josie Goes Green series about a nine-year-old environmentalist taking simple actions to change her neighborhood and the world. Ages 5–10.

Polly and the One and Only World by Don Bredes (Oct. 6, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-0989983891). This futuristic YA fantasy stars a young witch fleeing oppression by religious zealots. Ages 10–18.

Groundwood Books

(dist. by PGW)

Don’t by Litsa Trochatos, illus. by Virginia Johnson (Oct. 14, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1554983551), presents and explains cautionary statements about animals, like “Don’t play hide-and-seek with a chameleon.” Up to age 3.

Naptime by Iris de Moüy, trans. by Shelley Tanaka (Oct. 14, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554984879). The jungle animals are grumpy, but they will not take a nap. Ages 2–5.

Moví la mano / I Moved My Hand by Jorge Luján, trans. by Elisa Amado, illus. by Mandana Sadat (Oct. 14, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1554984855). When a girl moves her hand, she changes the world, discovering her power to create everything anew. Ages 2–up.

Work: An Occupational ABC by Kellen Hatanaka (Aug. 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554984091) introduces children to the alphabet and to a range of alternative careers. Ages 3–7.

Winter Moon Song by Martha Brooks, illus. by Leticia Ruifernández (Aug. 12, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1554983209). A rabbit finds a way to brighten the darkest month of the year. Ages 4–7.

Mr. Frank by Irene Luxbacher (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554984350). Longtime tailor Mr. Frank has a special project, which may also be his last. Ages 4–7.

What There Is Before There Is Anything There: A Scary Story by Liniers, trans. by Elisa Amado (Sept. 9, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1554983858), explores a boy’s nighttime fears. Ages 4–7.

Gustave by Rémy Simard, trans. by Shelley Tanaka, illus. by Pierre Pratt (Oct. 14, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1554984510). A mouse, sad to lose a friend to the local cat, finds joy in making a new friend. Ages 4–7.

Any Questions? by Marie-Louise Gay (Aug. 12, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1554983827) depicts a fictional encounter between an author and some children who want to know where stories come from. Ages 6–9.

Work and More Work by Linda Little, illus. by Óscar T. Pérez (Sept. 9, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1554983834). In the mid-19th century, country boy Tom sets out to see if the larger world is “work and more work,” like everyone says. Ages 6–9.

The Elevator Ghost by Glen Huser (Aug. 12, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1554984251). Carolina entertains the children with some old-fashioned ghost stories. Ages 8–11.

A Simple Case of Angels by Caroline Adderson (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554984282). Nicola and her dog, June Bug, find a mystery when they volunteer at a senior citizen’s home. Ages 8–11.

The Cat at the Wall by Deborah Ellis (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554984916). On Israel’s West Bank, a cat, who is really a reincarnated girl, sneaks into a Palestinian house that has just been commandeered by two Israeli soldiers, and finds a boy hiding there. Ages 9–12.

Until the Day Arrives by Ana Maria Machado, trans. by Jane Springer (Nov. 11, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554984558). Two Portuguese orphans in 17th-century Brazil try to help the slaves they have befriended escape to freedom. Ages 10–13.

Guideposts/Ideals/CandyCane Press

Jingle Bells by James Pierpont, illus. by Janet Samuel (Oct. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0824919412). A family set out in a one-horse sleigh to find their perfect Christmas tree. Ages 2–5.

It’s Halloween, Little Pumpkin! by Elizabeth Jaeger, illus. by Robin Boyer (Aug. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0824919429). In this story featuring a sound button, Little Pumpkin learns about the holiday. Ages 2–5.

Hardie Grant Egmont

(dist. by IPG)

Cartoon Chef: Zoo Animals: Learn to Draw & Cook by Dahna Knight (Oct. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1921894701) offers directions on how to draw zoo animals, and recipes for zoo-inspired treats. Ages 7–11.


Dino-School continues with Alphabet by Amy Junor, illus. by Hannah Wood (Sept. 28, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1742976570), up to age 3. Super Baddies by M.C. Badger, a comics-style series about how good it is to be bad, kicks off with Baddies vs. Goodies (Oct. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1921848421), When Robots Go Bad (Oct. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1921848438), Bad News Birthday (Jan. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1921848445), and Running Riot (Jan. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1921848452), ages 5–7. Zac Power Spy Recruit by H.I. Larry gains Zac Blasts Off (Oct. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1742978093), Zac’s Bank Bust (Oct. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1742978109), Zac Runs Wild (Oct. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1742978116), and Zac’s Sticky Fix (Oct. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1742978086), ages 5–7. Forever Clover by Holly Bell adds eight titles, including Abbey Spells Trouble (Sept. 28, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1921894541), Kate Plays Detective (Sept. 28, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1921894527), and Go, Maddie, Go! (Sept. 28, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1921894497), ages 7–9. Go Girl adds the flip book Go Girl Flip It! Stage Fright by Rowan McAuley (Nov. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1742978123), ages 7–10. And new to Girl V the World are Holy Crushamoly by Thalia Kalkipsakis (Sept. 28, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1742974101) and Sophie Bennett Saves the Planet by Meredith Badger (Nov. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1742977058), ages 10–14.

Hardie Grant Egmont/Little Hare Books

(dist. by IPG)

The Amazing A to Z Thing by Sally Morgan, illus. by Bronwyn Bancroft (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1921894190), is an alphabet book featuring Australian animals. Up to age 5.

Banjo and Ruby Red by Libby Gleeson, illus. by Freya Blackwood (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1921541087). Banjo the farm dog and Ruby the haughty chicken don’t see eye to eye. Ages 3–5.

The Wonderful Whisper by Ezekiel Kwaymullina, illus. by Anna Pignataro (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1921894169), explores the question “where do I come from?” Ages 4–6.


My Little Library welcomes Me and You by Janet A. Holmes, illus. by Judith Rossell (Sept. 28, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1921541582), up to age 5. And Audrey returns for Audrey Goes to Town (Nov. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1742977966), Audrey’s Big Secret (Nov. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1742977973), and Audrey of the Outback (Nov. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1742977959) by Christine Harris, illus. by Ann James, ages 7–9.

Harlequin Teen

The Aftermath by Jen Alexander (Aug. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0373211326) launches the Aftermath dystopian series set in a desolate 2036 Nashville, where there is an ever-present threat of cannibals. Ages 14–up.

Ghost House by Alexandra Adornetto (Aug. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0373211302) begins the Ghost House Saga about a girl who can see and communicate with the ghosts that haunt her. Ages 14–up.

Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley (Sept. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0373211333). In 1959 Virginia, two girls on opposite sides of the civil rights battle must work together on a school project. Ages 14–up.

Talon by Julie Kagawa (Oct. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0373211395). In this fantasy series starter, dragons walk among us in human form. Ages 14–up.


The Blackcoat Rebellion continues with Captive by Aimée Carter (Nov. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0373211289), ages 14–up. Heirs of Chrior picks up The Empty Throne by Cayla Kluver (Jan. 27, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0373211036), ages 14–up. Pushing the Limits greets Breaking the Rules by Katie McGarry (Dec. 30, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0373211647), ages 14–up. Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Oct. 28, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0373211340) joins the Dark Elements, ages 14–up. New to the Secret Diamond Sisters is Diamonds in the Rough by Michelle Madow (Oct. 28, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0373211364), ages 14–up. The Tudor Witch Trilogy concludes with Witchrise by Victoria Lamb (Sept. 30, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0373211029), ages 14–up. The Twixt by Dawn Metcalf gains Invisible (Sept. 30, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0373211074), ages 14–up. And the White Rabbit Chronicles welcomes The Queen of Zombie Hearts by Gena Showalter (Sept. 30, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0373211319), ages 14–up.

Harlequin/Kimani TRU

Boyfriend Shopping: Shopping for My Boyfriend/My Only Wish/All I Want for Christmas Is You by Earl Sewell, Caridad Ferrer, and Deidre Berry (Sept. 30, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0373091355) collects three new holiday-inspired romantic dramas in one volume. Ages 14–up.


Pete the Cat and the New Guy by James Dean and Kimberly Dean (Aug. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062275608). Pete the Cat makes a new friend. Ages 4–8.

Aw, Nuts! by Rob McClurkan (Aug. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062317292). Squirrel chases after the most perfect acorn in this picture-book debut. Ages 4–8.

Colors Versus Shapes by Mike Boldt (Aug. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062103031) is a concept book. Ages 4–8.

Backhoe Joe by Lori Alexander, illus. by Craig Cameron (Sept. 16, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0062250155). A boy tries to adopt a stray backhoe. Ages 4–8.

Work, Dogs, Work: A Highway Tail by James Horvath (Sept. 23, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0062189707) features a canine construction crew ready to build and repair a highway. Ages 4–8.

Enzo Races in the Rain! by Garth Stein, illus. by R.W. Alley (Oct. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062295330), is inspired by the pup in Stein’s adult novel The Art of Racing in the Rain. Ages 4–8.

A Bed for Bear by Clive McFarland (Nov. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062237057). It’s bedtime for Bernard, but the bear cave is too crowded, too quiet, and too uncomfortable. Ages 4–8.

Goodnight Already! by Jory John, illus. by Benji Davies (Dec. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062286208). Bear can’t wait to go to sleep, but his persistent next-door neighbor, Duck, is wide awake and wants to hang out. Ages 4–8.

Did You Know That I Love You? by Christa Pierce (Dec. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062297440). Bird sweetly expresses her love to Fox. Ages 4–8.

Clark the Shark Takes Heart by Bruce Hale, illus. by Guy Francis (Dec. 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062192271). Clark the Shark has a crush on Annie Angelfish. Ages 4–8.

Blown Away by Rob Biddulph (Jan. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062367242). A fearless blue penguin takes a journey and makes friends along the way. Ages 4–8.

My Name Is Truth: The Life of Sojourner Truth by Ann Turner, illus. by James Ransome (Jan. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0060758981), is a picture book biography of the abolitionist and women’s rights activist. Ages 6–10.

The Guardian Herd: Starfire by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez (Sept. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062286062) launches a series about a foal named Star, who controls the fate of the land of Anok, and the five pegasi herds that live there. Ages 8–12.

Return to Planet Tad by Tim Carvell, illus. by Doug Holgate (Sept. 23, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0062266255). In this sequel, Tad is back with another year-in-the-blog. Ages 8–12.

The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel: Vol. 2 by Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell (Sept. 30, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0062194831) completes the graphic novel adaptation of the Newbery Medal–winning novel. Ages 8–12.

First Team by Tim Green (Sept. 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062208750). In this companion to New Kid, Brock joins the football team in his new town. Ages 8–12.

Love, Paddington by Michael Bond, illus. by Peggy Fortnum (Dec. 23, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062368164), is a new Paddington Bear adventure. Ages 8–12.

SNAP #1: Bending Over Backwards (Jan. 6, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0062310224) and SNAP #2: You First (Jan. 6, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0062310583) by Cari Simmons and Heather Alexander launch a series about the ups and downs of a best friendship. Ages 8–12.

Searching for Super by Marion Jensen (Jan. 20, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0062209580) follows up the superhero story Almost Super. Ages 8–12.

The Chosen Prince by Diane Stanley (Jan. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062248978) is a historical middle-grade fantasy about two brothers and ruling a nation, loosely based on The Tempest. Ages 8–12.

The Scavengers by Michael Perry (Sept. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062026163). Maggie’s family tries to survive outside the domes mandated by the government when the world started to fall apart. Ages 8–12.

Writer to Writer: From Think to Ink by Gail Carson Levine (Dec. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062275301; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0062275295) follows up Writing Magic with more tricks of the trade. Ages 8–up.

The Graveyard Book

Commemorative Edition by Neil Gaiman, illus. by Dave McKean (Sept. 30, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062349187), features a metallic gold cover and bonus content from Gaiman. Ages 10–up.

Positive: A Memoir by Paige Rawl, with Ali Benjamin (Aug. 26, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0062342515). Nineteen-year-old Rawl, who was born HIV+, details how she overcame middle school bullying and a suicide attempt. Ages 13–up.

Northern Frights Trilogy by Arthur Slade (Sept. 2, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0062332899) features three spine-tingling tales based on Norse mythology. Ages 13–up.

Rabbit Ears by Maggie de Vries (Sept. 2, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0062332905). Kaya, a multiracial adoptee, is released from a youth detention center and is carrying a painful secret: she was sexually abused by a neighbor. Ages 13–up.

Made for You by Melissa Marr (Sept. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062011190). In this Southern gothic tale, Eva wakes up in the hospital wondering who could have hit her with their car. Ages 13–up.

Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen by Garth Nix (Oct. 14, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0061561559) is a prequel to the Old Kingdom trilogy begun with Sabriel. Ages 13–up.

Even in Paradise by Chelsey Philpot (Oct. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062293695). In this debut, 17-year-old Charlotte, a working-class girl on scholarship at a posh boarding school, befriends a larger-than-life senator’s daughter. Ages 13–up.

Endgame: The Calling by James Frey and Nils Johnson-Shelton (Oct. 7, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0062332585) kicks off a multiplatform series involving three novels, nine digital novellas, an online game, and other interactive features. Ages 14–up.

Forbidden by Kimberley Griffiths Little (Nov. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062194978) is a saga of romance and hardship set in Mesopotamia in 1759 B.C.E. Ages 14–up.


My First I Can Read presents Pete the Cat and the Bad Banana by James Dean (Sept. 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062303837; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062303820), Huff and Puff Have Too Much Stuff! by Tish Rabe, illus. by Gill Guile (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062305060; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062305053), and Little Critter: Just a Special Day by Mercer Mayer (Oct. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062071989; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0061478178), ages 4–8.

I Can Read Level 1 adds Pinkalicious: Tutu-rrific by Victoria Kann (Oct. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062187963; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062187956), Splat the Cat: Splat and Seymour, Best Friends Forevermore by Rob Scotton (Oct. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-006211603; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062116017), Dixie and the Best Day Ever by Grace Gilman, illus. by Jacqueline Rogers (Oct. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062086617; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062086594), Clark the Shark: Tooth Trouble by Bruce Hale, illus. by Guy Francis (Dec. 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062279088; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062279064), Paddington Movie Tie-in (Nov. 4, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062349996), and Charlie the Ranch Dog: Stuck in the Mud by Ree Drummond, illus. by Diane deGroat and Rick Whipple (Jan. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062347756; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062347749), ages 4–8.

I Can Read Level 2 welcomes Justice League Reading Collection (Sept. 23, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062291875), Riff Raff Sails the High Cheese by Susan Schade, illus. by Anne Kennedy (Sept. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062305107; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062305091), Batman Classic: Winter Wasteland by Donald Lemke, illus. by Steven E. Gordon and Eric A. Gordon (Dec. 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062210043), and Flat Stanley and the Very Big Cookie by Jeff Brown, illus. by Macky Pamintuan (Jan. 27, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0062189790; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062189783), ages 4–8. Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science Level 2 gains In the Rainforest by Kate Duke (Sept. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0060282592; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0064451970), ages 4–8.

Alien in My Pocket picks up On Impact! by Nate Ball (Aug. 26, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0062314925; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0062216298), ages 6–10.

Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures continues with Escape to California by Jeff Brown, illus. by Macky Pamintuan (Aug. 26, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0062189912; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0062189905), ages 6–10. My Weird School offers My Weird School Special: Oh, Valentine, We’ve Lost Our Minds! by Dan Gutman (Dec. 23, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0062284037), ages 6–10. And My Weirder School serves up Mrs. Lane Is a Pain! by Dan Gutman, illus. by Jim Paillot (Oct. 14, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0062198471), ages 6–10.

The Jupiter Pirates sails on with Curse of the Iris by Jason Fry (Dec. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062230232), ages 8–12. Warriors adds Tales from the Clans by Erin Hunter (Nov. 4, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0062290854), binding together three novellas previously available only as e-books, ages 8–12. The Cloak Society comes to a close with Fall of Heroes by Jeramey Kraatz (Sept. 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062095534), ages 8–12. The Zombie Chasers greets Zombies of the Caribbean by John Kloepfer (Oct. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062290243), ages 8–12. Double Vision wraps up with The Alias Men by F.T. Bradley (Oct. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062104434), ages 8–12. And The Genius Files continues with License to Thrill by Dan Gutman (Jan. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062236326), ages 8–12.

The Inquisitor’s Mark joins The Eighth Day by Dianne K. Salerni (Jan. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062272188), ages 8–12. The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates gains The Terror of the Southlands by Caroline Carlson, illus. by Dave Phillips (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062194367), ages 8–12. Watch Out, Hollywood! More Confessions of a So-called Middle Child by Maria T. Lennon (Aug. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062126931) joins Confessions of a So-called Middle Child, ages 8–12. And The Magic Thief welcomes Home by Sarah Prineas, illus. by Antonio Javier Caparo (Sept. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062209542), ages 8–12.

Seekers: Return to the Wild rolls along with The Burning Horizon by Erin Hunter (Jan. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061996467), ages 8–12. The Vengekeep Prophecies by Brian Farrey, illus. by Brett Helquist, adds The Grimjinx Rebellion (Oct. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062049346), ages 8–12. New to Warriors: Dawn of the Clans is The Blazing Star by Erin Hunter, illus. by Wayne McLoughlin (Nov. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062063588), ages 8–12. Don’t Let Go by Michelle Gagnon (Aug. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062102966) ends the Don’t Turn Around trilogy. Echoes of Us concludes The Hybrid Chronicles by Kat Zhang (Sept. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062114938), ages 13–up. The Lorien Legacies welcomes The Revenge of Seven by Pittacus Lore (Aug. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062194725), ages 14–up. And Sanctum by Madeleine Roux (Aug. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062220998) joins Asylum, ages 14–up.


Mahalia Jackson: Walking with Kings and Queens by Nina Nolan, illus. by John Holyfield (Jan. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0060879440), is a picture book biography of the Queen of Gospel. Ages 4–8.

Harlem Renaissance Party by Faith Ringgold (Jan. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0060579111). Lonnie and his uncle journey back in time to the Harlem Renaissance. Ages 4–8.

HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray

I’m Brave! by Kate McMullan, illus. by Jim McMullan (Sept. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062203182), introduces a fire truck with a siren and “a whole lotta hose.” Ages 4–8.

Louise Loves Art by Kelly Light (Sept. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062248176). Louise loves art as well as Art, her little brother. Ages 4–8.

Lion, Lion by Miriam Busch, illus. by Larry Day (Sept. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062271044). A boy is looking for Lion, and Lion is looking for lunch. Ages 4–8.

Tap to Play! by Salina Yoon (Oct. 7, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0062286840). Blip has to reach the bar to win his game, but he needs the reader’s help. Ages 4–8.

First Snow by Peter McCarty (Dec. 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062189967). Pedro experiences his first snowfall, first snow angel, first sled run, and more. Ages 4–8.

Cat & Bunny by Mary Lundquist (Jan. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062287809) is a story of first friendship. Ages 4–8.

The Zoo at the Edge of the World by Eric Kahn Gale (Aug. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062125163). Marlin’s father captures a mysterious black jaguar that confers upon Marlin a powerful gift. Ages 8–12.

Creature Keepers and the Hijacked Hydro-Hide by Peter Nelson, illus. by Rohitash Rao (Sept. 16, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0062236432) begins a middle-grade adventure series starring mythical beasts. Ages 8–12.

The Dolls by Kiki Sullivan (Sept. 2, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062281487) is a Southern soap opera about a group of powerful teen voodoo queens. Ages 13–up.

Get Even by Gretchen McNeil (Sept. 16, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062260857). Four disparate girls join forces to take revenge on high school bullies, and end up creating dangerous enemies. Ages 13–up.

Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios (Oct. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062318565) kicks off the Dark Caravan fantasy-adventure trilogy about an 18-year-old jinni who is pitted against two magnetic adversaries. Ages 13–up.

Polaris by Mindee Arnett (Jan. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062235626). Jeth Seagrave and his crew of mercenaries are pulled into one last high-stakes mission in this sequel to the sci-fi thriller Avalon. Ages 13–up.

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch (Oct. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062286925). This debut fantasy features dark magic and dangerous politics. Ages 14–up.


The Fairy Bell Sisters return in Christmas Fairy Magic by Margaret McNamara (Sept. 23, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0062267245; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0062267238), ages 6–10. The Defiance trilogy wraps up with Deliverance by C.J. Redwine (Aug. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062117236), ages 13–up. The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas (Sept. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062207326) joins the Elemental trilogy, ages 14–up. The Twinmaker trilogy rolls on with Crashland by Sean Williams

(Nov. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062203243), ages 13–up. And A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd (Jan. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062128089) closes out the Madman’s Daughter trilogy, ages 13–up.


CC Claus: A Baseball Christmas Story by CC Sabathia and Ray Negron (Oct. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062318411). New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia, his son Carsten, and a few baseball legends save Christmas in this holiday tale. Ages 3–up.


Circle, Square, Moose by Kelly Bingham, illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky (Sept. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062290038). This companion to Z Is for Moose focuses on shapes. Ages 4–8.

Finding Spring by Carin Berger (Jan. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062250193). Instead of hibernating as he should, a bear cub goes out in search of spring. Ages 4–8.

Nuts to You by Lynne Rae Perkins (Aug. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0060092757). Two squirrels go very far to save a friend who has been snatched up by a hawk. Ages 8–12.

The Turtle of Oman: A Novel by Naomi Shihab Nye (Aug. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062019721). Aref says good-bye to everything and everyone he loves in his hometown of Muscat, Oman, as his family prepares to move to Michigan. Ages 8–12.

The Girl of Fire and Thorns: Stories by Rae Carson (Aug. 26, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0062334336) collects three previously digital-only novellas inspired by the fantasy series of the same name. Ages 13–up.

A New Darkness by Joseph Delaney (Sept. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062334534) begins a trilogy spun off from the Last Apprentice series, in which Tom Ward is now a full-fledged spook, battling bogarts, witches, and other creatures of the dark. Ages 13–up.

Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty by Christine Heppermann (Sept. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062289575) collects verses that juxtapose fairy tales with the life of a modern teenage girl. Ages 13–up.

Stray by Elissa Sussman (Oct. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062274557). Misbehaving princess Aislynn is redirected to become a fairy godmother. Ages 13–up.

Falling into Place by Amy Zhang (Sept. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062295040). This story unfolds in nonlinear flashbacks as a teenage girl clings to life after crashing her car. Ages 14–up.

The Fall by Bethany Griffin (Oct. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062107855) reimagines Poe’s short story “The Fall of the House of Usher.” Ages 14–up.


I Can Read Level 1 continues with Amelia Bedelia Chalks One Up by Herman Parish, illus. by Lynne Avril (Aug. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062334220; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062334213), ages 4–8. And Amelia Bedelia Chapter Books rolls on with Amelia Bedelia Shapes Up by Herman Parish, illus. by Lynne Avril (Aug. 26, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0062333971; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0062333964), ages 6–10.


A New Chick for Chickies by Janee Trasler (Sept. 23, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0062274717). The Chickies have a new brother. Up to age 4.


The Berenstain Bears adds The Berenstain Bears’ Valentine Love Bug (Nov. 25, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0062075628) and Thanksgiving All Around (Aug. 26, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0062075611) by Mike Berenstain, ages 4–8. New to Fancy Nancy is Fancy Nancy and the Fall Foliage by Jane O’Connor, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser (Aug. 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0062086303), ages 4–8. Mia greets The Snow Day Ballet by Robin Farley, illus. by Olga Ivanov and Aleksey Ivanov (Sept. 30, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0062100153), ages 4–8. Pete the Cat returns in Cavecat Pete by James Dean (Jan. 20, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0062198631), ages 4–8. Pinkalicious stars in Thanksgiving Helper by Victoria Kann (Aug. 26, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0062187741), ages 4–8. Splat the Cat and the Snowy Day Surprise (Oct. 7, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0061978647) and Splat the Cat Goes to the Doctor (Aug. 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0062115881) join Rob Scotton’s Splat the Cat, ages 4–8. Tie-ins to the forthcoming Paddington feature film include Paddington Movie Tie-in 8×8 (Nov. 4, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062349958), ages 4–8, and Paddington Movie Tie-in Junior Novel (Nov. 4, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0062356802), ages 8–12. And Batman Classic gains Battle in the Batcave by Donald Lemke, illus. by Andie Tong (Sept. 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062209986), and The Penguin’s Arctic Adventure by Donald Lemke, illus. by Jeremy Roberts (Dec. 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062210005), ages 4–8.


Feral by Holly Schindler (Aug. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062220202). In this psychological thriller, Claire arrives in Peculiar and realizes the town is full of hidden dangers. Ages 13–up.

Undead with Benefits by Jeff Hart (Aug. 26, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062200365). Jake and Amanda are in love, on the road, and undead in the sequel to Eat, Brains, Love. Ages 13–up.

Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley (Sept. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062295194). In this debut, Sam discovers that becoming one of the first girls to attend a revered military academy means living with a target on her back. Ages 13–up.

Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White (Sept. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062135896) is a magic-tinged fantasy romance featuring an exiled girl and an enigmatic young noble. Ages 13–up.

Remember Me by Romily Bernard (Sept. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062229069). In the sequel to Find Me, teen hacker Wick Tate returns to deal with a new murder case and corrupt cops. Ages 13–up.

Dead Zone by Robison Wells (Sept. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062275028). America is being invaded and five teens are caught in the crossfire in the follow-up to Blackout. Ages 13–up.

The Invisible by Amelia Kahaney (Oct. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062231925) is the sequel to the reimagined superhero story The Brokenhearted. Ages 13–up.

Beware the Wild by Natalie C. Parker (Oct. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062241528). The swamp in Sterling’s small town proves to have a power over its inhabitants when her brother disappears and no one remembers that he existed. Ages 13–up.

Empire of Shadows by Miriam Forster (Nov. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062121332) is a companion novel to City of a Thousand Dolls. Ages 13–up.

Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas (Dec. 9, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062272423). Chloe is accused of working with other teens to steal $10,000 from a charity donation box, and now is stuck waiting for the police. Ages 13–up.

The Prey by Tom Isbell (Jan. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062216014). Orphaned teens, soon to be hunted for sport, flee their resettlement camps and fight for survival. Ages 13–up.

Playlist for the Dead by Michelle Falkoff (Jan. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062310507). In this debut, a boy tries to understand his best friend’s suicide by listening to the playlist he left behind. Ages 13–up.

Don’t Touch by Rachel M. Wilson (Sept. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062220936). A girl who is afraid to touch another person’s skin finds a reason to overcome her fears: the boy playing Hamlet opposite her Ophelia. Ages 14–up.

Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes (Sept. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062313645). This YA debut, based on real-life events, recounts one girl’s rejection of her high school’s hierarchy, and her discovery of her true self in the face of tragedy. Ages 14–up.

The Jewel by Amy Ewing (Sept. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062235794). Carefully selected teens from the outer provinces are auctioned off as surrogates for royal women who are no longer able to have children. Ages 14–up.

Kiss of Broken Glass by Madeleine Kuderick (Sept. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062306562) is a novel in verse related by a girl under a 72-hour mandatory psych evaluation. Ages 14–up.

Blackbird by Anna Carey (Sept. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062299734) follows a girl with amnesia in present-day Los Angeles who is being pursued by mysterious, terrifying assailants. Ages 14–up.

The Perfectionists by Sara Shepard (Oct. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062074690). In this series launch, five beautiful girls are framed for a murder they didn’t commit. Ages 14–up.

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray (Nov. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062278968) begins a space-and-time-bending trilogy about a girl who must chase her father’s killer through multiple dimensions. Ages 14–up.

On the Edge by Allison van Diepen (Nov. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062303448) features a teenage girl who witnesses a murder and gets caught up in the seedy world of Miami’s gangs. Ages 14–up.

No Place to Fall by Jaye Robin Brown (Dec. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062270993). Family, friendships, and first romance feature in this debut novel. Ages 14–up.

Love and Other Theories by Alexis Bass (Dec. 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062275325). Four teenage girls make a pact to play by the guys’ rules when it comes to dating. Ages 14–up.


Transcendent wraps up the Starling trilogy by Lesley Livingston (Dec. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062063137), ages 13–up. City 1 completes Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum (Jan. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062126016), ages 13–up. And Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard continues with Vicious (Dec. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062287045), ages 14–up.


How to Behave at a Tea Party by Madelyn Rosenberg, illus. by Heather Ross (Sept. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062279262). Julia teaches her brother proper tea-party etiquette. Ages 4–8.

I Love Dogs! by Sue Stainton, illus. by Bob Staake (Dec. 31, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0061170577). A walk through the park becomes an exuberant celebration of dogs. Ages 4–8.

Bunnies!!! by Kevan Atteberry (Jan. 27, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0062307835). While out for a peaceful walk, Declan the friendly monster is thrilled to spot some rabbits—and sad when they go away. Ages 4–8.

The Copernicus Archives #1: Wade and the Scorpion’s Claw by Tony Abbott (Sept. 9, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062314727) kicks off a series of six novellas that extend the relic-hunting adventure of the Copernicus Legacy series. Ages 8–12.

Balance Keepers #1: The Fires of Calderon by Lindsay Cummings (Sept. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062275189) is the first in a trilogy about a boy trained to restore balance to three hidden earthly realms that have fallen into chaos. Ages 8–12.

TodHunter Moon, Book One: PathFinder by Angie Sage, illus. by Mark Zug (Oct. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062272454), begins a new arc of the Septimus Heap series, telling the story of Alice TodHunter Moon, a young PathFinder with a Magyk all her own. Ages 8–12.

The Swap by Megan Shull (Aug. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062311696). A tween girl with mean-girl issues switches lives—and bodies—with the most popular boy in school. Ages 10–14.

Twisted Fate by Norah Olson (Jan. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062272041). A boy with a mysterious past moves into the house next door and comes between two sisters. Ages 13–up.

In a Handful of Dust by Mindy McGinnis (Sept. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062198532). This companion to Not a Drop to Drink centers on an epic journey to find home. Ages 14–up.

Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant (Sept. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062207401). The Messenger of Fear brings justice to those who do wrong, creating frightening games in which the players earn their redemption or lose their sanity. Ages 14–up.

Kiss Kill Vanish by Jessica Martinez (Oct. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062274496). The daughter of a wealthy art dealer witnesses a murder—ordered by her father and carried out by her boyfriend—and flees her life of privilege for a new identity. Ages 14–up.


The Copernicus Legacy greets The Serpent’s Curse by Tony Abbott, illus. by Bill Perkins (Oct. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062194466), ages 8–12. Entombed by Christopher Krovatin (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062077462) completes Gravediggers, ages 8–12. The Emerald Shore by Barbara Mariconda (Sept. 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062119964) ends the Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons trilogy, ages 8–12. The Atlanteans continues with The Far Dawn by Kevin Emerson (Aug. 26, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062062864), ages 13–up. Catalyst by S.J. Kincaid (Oct. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062093059) closes out the Insignia trilogy, ages 13–up. And Willowgrove by Kathleen Peacock (Jan. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062048714) concludes the Hemlock trilogy, ages 14–up.

HarperCollins/Walden Pond


Guys Read continues with True Stories by Jon Scieszka, Jim Murphy, Elizabeth Partridge, and others (Sept. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061963827; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0061963810), ages 8–12. And Felony Bay Mysteries welcomes Disappearance at Hangman’s Bluff by J.E. Thompson (Sept. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062104496), ages 8–12.

Hay House/Lifestyles


Chris P. Bacon the pig returns in How to Roll Like Chris P. Bacon by Len Lucero (Nov. 25, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1401944407), ages 4–10.

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(dist. by IPG)


Katie returns for Katie’s London Christmas by James Mayhew (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1408326411), up to age 5. Beast Quest adds Raksha the Mirror Demon: Bumper Edition by Adam Blade (Nov. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1408313237), ages 7–9. Beast Quest: The New Age: Series 11 adds Brutus the Hound of Horror by Adam Blade (Nov. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1408318430) and five additional titles, ages 7–9. Beast Quest: Master of the Beasts: Series 10 by Adam Blade gains six titles including Noctila the Death Owl (Oct. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1408315187), ages 7–9. Beast Quest: The Warlock’s Staff: Series 9 by Adam Blade rolls on with five titles including Silver the Wild Terror (Sept. 28, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1408313190), ages 7–9. And Beast Quest: The Darkest Hour: Series 12 by Adam Blade presents six new volumes, which include Vigrash the Clawed Eagle (Jan. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1408323991), ages 7–9.

Holiday House

Nanny X by Madelyn Rosenberg (Sept. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823431663). Ali and Jake learn that their new nanny is an undercover crime buster. Ages 7–10.

Backwards Moon by Mary Losure (Sept. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823431601). In this debut middle-grade fantasy, two young witches try to save one of the last covens on Earth. Ages 7–10.

Sleuth on Skates by Clémentine Beauvais, illus. by Sarah Horne (Oct. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823431977), begins a mystery series starring aspiring sleuth and brainiac Sesame Seade. Ages 7–11.

The Girls of Gettysburg by Bobbi Miller (Sept. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823431632). Three girls—a frivolous Union loyalist, a free Black, and a Southern girl disguised as a boy fighting in the Confederate Army—tell the story of Battle of Gettysburg. Ages 8–12.

The Orphan and the Mouse by Martha Freeman, illus. by David McPhail (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823431670). In 1949, a 10-year-old orphan and a mouse join forces to expose baby-napping criminals. Ages 8–12.

Because They Marched by Russell Freedman (Oct. 1, hardcover, $20, ISBN 978-0823429219) is an account of the 1965 march from Selma, Ala., to Montgomery, Ala., for voting rights. Ages 10–up.

The Devil’s Intern by Donna Hosie (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823431953). Seventeen-year-old Mitchell Johnson swipes a time-travel device to escape his internship in Hell’s accounting office. Ages 15–up.


Hunter Moran is back for Hunter Moran Digs Deep by Patricia Reilly Giff, illus. by Chris Sheban (Sept. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823431656), ages 8–12.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Very Little Red Riding Hood by Teresa Heapy, illus. by Sue Heap (Sept. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544280007), launches a series of fractured fairy tales starring toddlers. Ages 4–8.

Mr. Ferris and His Wheel by Kathryn Gibbs Davis, illus. by Gilbert Ford (Sept. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0547959221), is a nonfiction picture book about the invention of the classic fair attraction. Ages 4–8.

Fall Leaves by Loretta Holland, illus. by Elly MacKay (Sept. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544106642), captures the art and science of season change. Ages 4–8.

Go to Sleep, Little Farm by Mary Lyn Ray, illus. by Christopher Silas Neal (Sept. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544150140), is a bedtime book set on a small farm as creatures prepare for sleep. Ages 4–8.

The Great Big Dinosaur Treasury by Margret and H.A. Rey and others (Oct. 7, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0544325258). This collection of eight picture books about dinosaurs comes with access to downloadable dinosaur party accessories. Ages 4–8.

Creature Features: Twenty-Five Animals Explain Why They Look the Way They Do by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page (Oct. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0544233515) explores unusual animal facial features. Ages 4–8.

The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie by Chris Van Allsburg (Nov. 4, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0547315829) features an adventurous hamster searching for the right home. Ages 4–8.

Outside by Deirdre Gill (Nov. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547910659). A child steps out of doors and into the world of his imagination. Ages 4–8.

Tiptop Cat by Roger Mader (Nov. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0544147997). A brave cat has the courage to bounce back from a frightening fall from the top of the world. Ages 4–8.

When Otis Courted Mama by Kathi Appelt, illus. by Jill McElmurry (Jan. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0152166885), is a picture book about accepting a new step-parent and appreciating what makes one’s family special. Ages 4–8.

Girl Power 5-Minute Stories (Jan. 6, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0544339255) collects 10 read-aloud stories about 10 girls. Ages 4–8.

A Violin for Elva by Mary Lyn Ray, illus. by Tricia Tusa (Jan. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0152254834). A girl longs to play the violin. Ages 4–8.

The Complete Adventures of Johnny Mutton by James Proimos (Oct. 7, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0544324046) includes three comic books in one, with bonus art, a new story, and an author q&a. Ages 6–9.

Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold by Joyce Sidman, illus. by Rick Allen (Nov. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0547906508), explores the secret under-the-snow lives of animals. Ages 6–9.

Gingerbread for Liberty! How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution by Mara Rockliff, illus. by Vincent X. Kirsch (Jan. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0544130012), is a picture book biography about a forgotten hero of the American Revolution. Ages 6–9.

The Junkyard Bot: Robots Rule, Book 1 by C.J. Richards, illus. by Goro Fujita (Oct. 7, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0544339361). In this series starter, 10-year-old mechanical whiz George and his friends try to save the day when all the robots in town go wild. Ages 9–12.

A Plague of Bogles by Catherine Jinks (Jan. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544087477) is a companion to How to Catch a Bogle. Ages 9–12.

Gabriel’s Clock by Hilton Pashley (Oct. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544301764) is a comedic middle-grade fantasy debut. Ages 10–14.

Guilty? Crime, Punishment, and the Changing Face of Justice by Teri Kanefield (Nov. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544148963) offers a look into modern criminal defense, the world of crime and punishment, and how it works in the U.S. Ages 12–up.

Zac and Mia by A.J. Betts (Sept. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0544331648). Zac, who is fighting leukemia, meets Mia, the beautiful girl in the hospital room next door. Ages 14–up.

Death Coming Up the Hill by Chris Crowe (Oct. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544302150). A novel in verse depicts events of 1968, including the escalation of war in Vietnam and the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. Ages 14–up.

Vivian Apple at the End of the World by Katie Coyle (Jan. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0544340114). In this darkly comedic road trip novel, 17-year-old Vivian returns home after the supposed Rapture to find her devout parents gone and two mysterious holes in the roof. Ages 14–up.

Hellhole by Gina Damico (Jan. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0544307100). Max Kilgore has accidentally unleashed a devil and now the big, evil oaf is living in his basement. Ages 14–up.

Unmade by Amy Rose Capetta (Jan. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0544087378) continues the sci-fi story begun in Entangled. Ages 14–up.


Curious George stars in C Is for Curious (Sept. 2, novelty, $13.99, ISBN 978-0544159112), up to age 3; Curious George Goes to a Bookstore (Oct. 7, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0544320734), and Curious George Haunted Halloween (CGTV Reader) by H.A. Rey (Aug. 26, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0544320772), ages 4–8. Green Light Readers Level 2 adds Petal and Poppy and the Spooky Halloween! by Lisa Clough, illus. by Ed Briant (Aug. 26, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0544336032), ages 6–8. Green Light Readers Level 3 gains 50 States to Celebrate: Celebrating North Carolina by Marion Dane Bauer, illus. by C.B. Canga (Sept. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0544288270), ages 6–9. The Mysteries of Maisie Hitchins gains The Case of the Stolen Sixpence by Holly Webb, illus. by Marion Lindsay (Sept. 2, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0544339286), ages 9–12. Lives of... greets Lives of the Explorers: Discoveries, Disasters (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull, illus. by Kathryn Hewitt (Aug. 26, hardcover, $20.99, ISBN 978-0152059101), ages 9–12. Scientists in the Field welcomes Beetle Busters by Loree Griffin Burns, illus. by Ellen Harasimowicz (Oct. 7, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0547792675) and The Next Wave: The Quest to Harness the Power of the Oceans by Elizabeth Rusch (Oct. 7, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0544099999), ages 10–14. The Eye of Zoltar by Jasper Fforde (Oct. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547738499) is new to the Chronicles of Kazam, ages 10–14. Dangerous Deceptions by Sarah Zettel (Nov. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0544074095) joins Palace of Spies, ages 12–up. And His Fair Assassin concludes with Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers (Nov. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0547628400), ages 14–up.

HMH/Clarion Books

Nana in the City by Lauren Castillo (Sept. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544104433). With the help of his clever and reassuring nana, a boy overcomes his fears and discovers the joys of city life. Ages 4–8.

Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla by Katherine Applegate, illus. by G. Brian Karas (Oct. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0544252301), tells of the gorilla who inspired Applegate’s Newbery Medal–winning novel, The One and Only Ivan. Ages 4–8.

A Letter for Leo by Sergio Ruzzier (Nov. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544223608). A lonely mailman befriends a lost bird and finally gets his heart’s desire—a letter for himself. Ages 4–8.

Evil Fairies Love Hair by Mary G. Thompson (Aug. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547859033). Eighth-grader Ali battles tiny fairies with oversize ambitions and a ravenous appetite for hair. Ages 9–12.

Where I Belong by Mary Downing Hahn (Sept. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544230200) depicts one boy’s struggle with bullies, hard realities, and the perils of fantasy. Ages 9–12.

Greenglass House by Kate Milford, illus. by Jaime Zollars (Aug. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0544052703). A blizzard, a treasure map, and a group of unusual guests turn a spooky old mansion into a hotbed of intrigue and adventure. Ages 10–14.

The Twin Powers by Robert Lipsyte (Oct. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547973357). Half-alien twin brothers try to save their home planets from destruction. Ages 10–14.

The Perfect Place by Teresa E. Harris (Nov. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547255194). Treasure Daniels, age 12, narrates the story of a family in transition to an unexpected destination. Ages 10–up.

Frida & Diego: Art, Love, Life by Catherine Reef (Aug. 26, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0547821849) explores the lives and work of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Ages 12–up.


The Carver Chronicles continues with Skateboard Party by Karen English, illus. by Laura Freeman (Dec. 2, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0544283060), ages 6–9.


(dist. by Consortium)

Play with Your Food by David G. Derrick Jr. (Sept. 9, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1597021029). Finding himself on the menu, a small dinosaur advises a larger predator that he should play with his food, not eat it. Ages 3–8.

Good Dream, Bad Dream: The World’s Heroes Save the Night! by Juan Calle and Serena Valentino (Oct. 14, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1597021036). To comfort his sleepy son, a father says that heroes have always helped people turn bad dreams into good ones. Ages 3–8.


Tales from the Chinese Zodiac by Oliver Chin, illus. by Alina Chau, presents The Year of the Sheep (Jan. 13, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1597021043), ages 3–8.

Inhabit Media

(dist. by Lerner)

Sweetest Kulu by Celina Kalluk, illus. by Alexandria Neonakis (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1927095775). This lullaby describes the gifts bestowed upon a newborn baby by all the animals of the Arctic. Up to age 3.

The Walrus Who Escaped by Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, illus. by Anthony Brennan (Oct.

1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1927095683), pits the raven and the walrus against each other in a battle of wits and brawn. Ages 3–5.

The Spirit of the Sea by Rebecca Hainnu, illus. by Hwei Lim (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1927095751) retells an Inuit myth. Ages 5–7.

The Dreaded Ogress of the Tundra by Neil Christopher, illus. by Larry MacDougall (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1927095799). A group of children come face to face with one of the tundra’s most fearsome creatures: the amautalik. Ages 5–7.

Tuniit: Mysterious Folk of the Arctic by Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, illus. by Sean Bigham

(Dec. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1927095768) introduces the Tuniit people, who populated the Arctic. Ages 7–9.

How Things Came to Be: Inuit Stories of Creation by Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, illus. by Patricia Ann Lewis-MacDougall and Emily Fiegenschuh (Dec. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1927095782), collects ancient Inuit creation stories. Ages 7–9.

Insight Editions/Insight Kids

(dist. by PGW)


How to Banish Fears picks up How to Zap Zombies by Catherine Leblanc, illus. by Roland Garrigue (Oct. 7, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1608874422), ages 4–up.

InterlinK/Crocodile Books

The Snow Princess by Ruth Sanderson (Nov. 21, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1566569859) is an original fairy tale inspired by a Russian ballet. Ages 4–10.

Chinese Fairy Tale Feasts: A Literary Cookbook by Paul Yee, illus. by Shaoli Wang (Nov. 24, hardcover, $25, ISBN 978-1566569934). Each of these stories, adapted and retold from original sources, is followed by a kid-friendly recipe. Ages 4–12.

Islandport Press

(dist. by BookMasters)

Dahlov Ipcar’s Farmyard Numbers by Dahlov Ipcar (Oct. 16, board book, $10.95, ISBN 978-1939017017). Gentle rhymes introduce young readers to animals and numbers. Ages 2–6.

Merry Moosey Christmas by Lynn Plourde, illus. by Russ Cox (Oct. 23, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1939017383). An eager moose fills in for Rudolph to lead Santa’s sleigh-pulling team. Ages 3–8.

Lies in the Dust: A Tale of Remorse from the Salem Witch Trials by Jakob Crane, illus. by Timothy Decker (Sept. 25, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1939017338). This graphic novel goes inside the head of Ann Putnam, who wrote a public letter of apology for sending 24 people to their deaths in the Salem witch trials of 1692. Ages 10–14.


Cooper and Packrat are on the case with Mystery of the Eagle’s Nest by Tamra Wight, illus. by Carl DiRocco (Aug. 18, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1939017352), ages 8–12. And The Fog of Forgetting by G.A. Morgan (Aug. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1939017239) joins the Five Stones trilogy, ages 10–14.

Jolly Fish Press

(dist. by IPG)

Splinters by Matt Carter and F.J.R. Titchenell (Sept. 23, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1939967398) launches the Prospero Chronicles, about two unlikely friends investigating shape-shifting monsters. Ages 12–up.


Scarily Ever Laughter adds Little Dead Riding Hood by Amie Borst and Bethanie Borst, illus. by Rachael Caringella (Oct. 14, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1939967893), ages 9–12. Beholders by Terron James gains True Sight (Jan. 1, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1939967978), ages 12–up. Dimensions in Death continues with Mojave Green by Brothers Washburn (Oct. 7, paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-1939967855), ages 12–up. And the Moonlight trilogy by Teri Harman adds Black Moon (Sept. 16, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1939967930), ages 12–up.

JR Comics

(dist. by Lerner)


New to Three Kingdoms is Vol. 17: The Mortal Remains by Wei Dong Chen, illus. by Xiao Long Lang (Sept. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-8998341305), ages 10–17.

Jumping Jack Press

(dist. by Ingram)

The Mitten: A Classic Pop-Up Folktale by Jessica Southwick, illus. by Pippa Curnick, paper engineering by Yevgeniya Yeretskaya (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1623481537), is a pop-up adaptation of a Ukrainian folk tale. Ages 3–up.

Christmas Alphabet 20th Anniversary by Robert Sabuda (Oct. 1, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-1623481544). This 20th-anniversary edition of the pop-up title includes a gold foil cover and a gold pop-up snowflake ornament. Ages 3–up.

KAMA Publishing

(dist. by IPG)

Crazy Creepy-Crawlies (Nov. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0956719638) and Curious Creatures by Kevin Price, illus. by Robin Carter (Nov. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0956719652), feature humorous rhymes about bugs and animals. Ages 4–8.

Kane Press

(dist. by Lerner)


Mouse Math gains A Mousy Mess by Laura Driscoll, illus. by Deborah Melmon (Sept. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1575656472), and Albert Adds Up! by Eleanor May, illus. by Deborah Melmon (Sept. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1575657455), ages 4–6. And new Holidays & Heroes titles by Barbara deRubertis, illus. by Thomas Sperling, are Let’s Celebrate Presidents’ Day (Sept. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1575656496) and Let’s Celebrate Veterans Day (Sept. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1575656533), ages 6–9.

Karadi Tales

(dist. by Consortium)

The Monkey King by Shobha Viswanath, illus. by Uma Krishnaswamy (Oct. 14, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-8181900333). When the subjects of the monkey kingdom are in danger, Kapi, the monkey king, comes to their rescue. Ages 3–6.

The Blue Jackal by Shobha Viswanath, illus. by Dileep Joshi (Oct. 14, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-8181900340). Juno the jackal turns blue and becomes king of the jungle. Ages 3–6.

Whimsy by Annie Besant, illus. by Ruchi Mhasane (Aug. 12, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-8181903051). Two creatures compete with each other to see who is more whimsical. Ages 4–up.

A Pair of Twins by Kavitha Mandana, illus. by Nayantara Surendranath (Aug. 12, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-8181903020). An elephant and a girl are born on the same day, and their connection lasts a lifetime. Ages 6–up.



Hanukkah greets Latke, the Lucky Dog by Ellen Fischer, illus. by Tiphanie Beeke (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0761390381), ages 2–7. Israel welcomes Stork’s Landing by Tami Lehman-Wilzig, illus. by Anna Shuttlewood (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1467713955), ages 3–8. And Kar-Ben Favorites continues with Sadie, Ori, and Nuggles Go to Camp by Jamie Korngold, illus. by Julie Fortenberry (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1467704243), ages 2–6, and Goldie Takes a Stand: Golda Meir’s First Crusade by Barbara Krasner, illus. by Kelsey Garrity-Riley (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1467712002), ages 5–9.


Beau, Lee, the Bomb & Me by Mary McKinley (Oct. 28, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1617732553) is a humorous YA debut starring a vulnerable teen heroine. Ages 13–up.

Zomburbia (Aug. 26, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1617730986) and Zombified by (Jan. 27, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1617731006) by Adam J. Gallardo kick off a series about a girl set on getting out of the ’burbs before the zombies get her. Ages 14–up.

Caught Up by Amir Abrams (Nov. 25, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758294784). Sixteen-year-old Kennedy’s perfect life turns upside down one summer. Ages 14–up.

Lovers & Haters by Calvin Slater (Aug. 26, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1617731327) begins the Coleman High series set in Detroit and starring a high school boy trying to avoid the many temptations around him. Ages 14–up.


Elemental wraps up with Sacrifice by Brigid Kemmerer (Sept. 30, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758294395), ages 14–up. Hollywood High gains a new volume, as yet untitled, by Ni-Ni Simone (Dec. 30, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758288547), ages 14–up. Rumor Central rolls on with Boy Trouble by ReShonda Tate Billingsley (Sept. 30, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758289599), ages 14–up. And Before and After welcomes After Us by Amber Hart (Dec. 30, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1617731181), ages 14–up.

Kids Can Press

Tickly Toes by Susan Hood, illus. by Barroux (Aug. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1894786522), celebrates the milestone when babies discover their feet. Ages 1–4.

First Hockey Words by Per Henrik Gurth (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1771381147) introduces vocabulary like Zamboni and face-off. Ages 2–5.

Super Red Riding Hood by Claudia Davila (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1771380201). Ruby loves to play superhero and throws on her red cloak to become Super Red Riding Hood. Ages 3–7.

Stop, Thief! by Heather Tekavec, illus. by Pierre Pratt (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1771380126). The farmer is depending on Max to find the thief who’s been eating the carrots, berries, beans, and cherries. Ages 3–7.

If Kids Ruled the World by Linda Bailey, illus. by David Huyck (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554535910), showcases the fantastical results of a kid-designed reality. Ages 3–7.

Sam’s Pet Temper by Sangeeta Bhadra, illus. by Marion Arbona (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1771380256). Sam is so frustrated waiting his turn at the playground that a Temper shows up. Ages 3–7.

Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin by Chieri Uegaki, illus. by Qin Leng (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1894786331). Inspired by her grandfather, Hana signs up to play the violin at the talent show, even though she’s only had three lessons. Ages 4–8.

Bunny the Brave War Horse: Based on a True Story by Elizabeth MacLeod, illus. by Marie Lafrance (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1771380249), is the story of a WWI war horse. Ages 6–8.

The Ghost and Max Monroe: Case #1, the Magic Box by L.M. Falcone (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1771381536; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1771380171) launches a series about a sharp 10-year-old detective and his spectral sidekick. Ages 6–9.

If: A Mind-Bending New Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers by David J. Smith, illus. by Steve Adams (Aug. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1894786348), invites readers to see the world differently. Ages 8–12.


Piggy and Bunny adds Goodnight, You by Genevieve Cote (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1771380508), ages 2–up. Around the World continues with Families Around the World by Margriet Ruurs, illus. by Jessica Rae Gordon (Sept. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1894786577), ages 3–7. Franklin and Friends, adapted by Caitlin Drake Smith, adds Franklin and the Radio (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1771381239) and Franklin and the Case of the New Friend (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1771381222), ages 3–7. Loula returns in Loula and the Sister Recipe by Anne Villeneuve (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1771381130), ages 3–7. New to Bigfoot Boy is The Sound of Thunder by J. Torres, illus. by Faith Erin Hicks (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1894786584; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1894786591), ages 7–10. And Three Thieves sails along with Pirates of the Silver Coast by Scott Chantler (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1894786539; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1894786546), ages 9–12.

Laurence King

(dist. by Chronicle)

Draw, Paint and Print Like the Great Artists by Marion Deuchars (Sept. 23, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1780672816) introduces readers to more than 30 artists and the techniques behind their greatest works. Ages 8–12.


Wow! Surprising Facts About Pirates by Philip Steele, illus. by Marc Aspinall (Sept. 9, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0753471883; paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0753471890). Notorious pirates, long-lost buried treasure, swashbuckling encounters, and more. Ages 5–8.

Kingfisher Encyclopedia of Life: Life Spans in Minutes, Months, Millennia by Graham Banes (Oct. 14, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753471937). This single-volume encyclopedia looks at the natural world through lifespans. Ages 9–14.


Kingfisher Readers L1 adds Time by Thea Feldman (Aug. 19, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753471425; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0753471432), ages 5–8. Kingfisher Readers L2 welcomes What We Eat by Brenda Stones and Thea Feldman (Aug. 19, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753471203; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0753471210) and Amazing Animal Senses by Claire Llewellyn and Thea Feldman (Aug. 19, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753471739; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0753471746), ages 5–8. Lifesize continues with Rainforest: See Rainforest Creatures at Their Actual Size by Anita Ganeri, illus. by Stuart Jackson-Carter (Oct. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0753471906; paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0753471913), ages 6–11. Get into Art gains Get into Art: Places: Discover Great Art and Create Your Own! by Susie Brooks (Sept. 9, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0753471821), ages 7–12. And Really, Really Big Questions presents Really, Really Big Questions About Science by Holly Cave, illus. by Marc Aspinall (Aug. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0753471814), ages 9–12.

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

(dist. by Baker & Taylor)

Tomas Loves...: A Rhyming Book About Fun, Friendship—and Autism by Jude Welton (Nov. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1849055444). This catalogue of Tomas’s likes and dislikes is an introduction to autism. Ages 2–up.

KO Kids Books

(dist. by PGW)

Two by Kathryn Otoshi (Sept. 15, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-0972394666). This sequel to Zero and One explores the ideas of shifting relationships, separation, and what it means to “take the high road.” Ages 4–up.

Koyama Press

(dist. by Consortium)

A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories by John Martz (Sept. 9, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1927668108) is a collection of comics starring a cast of adventurous animals. Ages 3–5.

Cat Dad, King of the Goblins by Britt Wilson (Sept. 9, paper, $12, ISBN 978-1927668115). In this comic, Miri and Luey’s dad has been turned into a cat, and their garden is full of goblins. Ages 6–10.

Laburnum Press

(dist. by IPG)


Sparklers: Celebrations by Katie Dicker welcomes Chinese New Year (Dec. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1909850019), Divali (Oct. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1909850026), and Christmas (Nov. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1909850002), ages 4–6.

Lake 7 Creative

(dist. by Adventure Publications)

Dracula, the Eternal by Brandon Terrell and Ryan Jacobson (Sept. 15, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0988366220). When Mina’s father goes missing and Art’s girlfriend becomes deathly ill, the teens must join with friends and strangers to destroy the legendary vampire Dracula. Ages 12–up.


Joining Can You Survive? is The Grimms’ Fairy Tales Adventure: A Choose Your Path Book by Ryan Jacobson (Oct. 15, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1940647111), ages 9–13.

Lee & Low

Juna’s Jar by Jane Bahk, illus. by Felicia Hoshino (Oct. 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1600608537). Juna, an imaginative Korean-American girl, goes on magical adventures by way of her special kimchi jar. Ages 5–9.

Sunday Shopping by Sally Derby, illus. by Shadra Strickland (Oct. 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1600604386). Every Sunday night a girl and her grandmother go on an imaginary shopping trip using play money and the advertisements in the newspaper. Ages 5–10.

Poems in the Attic by Nikki Grimes, illus. by Elizabeth Zunon (Oct. 20, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1620140277). A girl grows closer to her mother after discovering poems her mother wrote about living around the world as a child of an Air Force serviceman. Ages 7–8.

Ira’s Shakespeare Dream by Glenda Armand, illus. by Floyd Cooper (Oct.

15, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1620141557) is a biography of Ira Aldridge, an African-American man considered to be one of the greatest Shakespearean actors of the 19th century. Ages 7–12.

Lee & Low/Children’s book Press

Finding the Music / En busca de la música by Jennifer Torres, illus. by Renato Alarcao (Oct. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-0892392919). While looking for someone to help her fix her grandfather’s broken vihuela, a girl discovers his legacy as a mariachi musician. Ages 6–10.

Call Me Tree by Maya Christina Gonzalez (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0892392940). In this tale of self-discovery, a child develops a comfort level with the natural world and with others. Ages 6–10.

Water Rolls, Water Rises / El agua rueda, el agua sube by Pat Mora, illus. by Meilo So (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0892393251), is a collection of poems about the movement and moods of water. Ages 6–11.

Lemniscaat USA

(dist. by Ingram)

Monster Book by Alice Hoogstad (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1935954408). A child uses crayons to create monsters that run rampant in this wordless picture book. Ages 2–6.

Oh My Octopus! by Elle van Lieshout and Erik van Os, illus. by Mies van Hout (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1935954392). Octopus learns to trust his own instincts, and that things are not always what they seem. Ages 3–7.

The Lighthouse by Koos Meinderts, illus. by Annette Fienieg (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1935954361), is an intergenerational tale in which a boy learns the story of his grandmother’s life. Ages 4–8.

Currents by Eva Moraal (Oct. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1935954385). This love story is set after the Great Flood, when the country is divided between the dry areas and those vulnerable to further flooding. Ages 12–18.


Bug on a Bike by Chris Monroe (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1467721547). The title character starts riding one day, and invites his friends to follow him. Ages 4–8.

Sometimes You Barf by Nancy Carlson (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1467714129) helps young readers through what is often a scary and embarrassing rite of passage. Ages 5–8.

Santa Clauses: Short Poems from the North Pole by Bob Raczka, illus. by Chuck Groenink (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1467718059), offers a peek into life at the top of the world, courtesy of Santa himself. Ages 5–9.

Dino-Boarding by Lisa Wheeler, illus. by Barry Gott (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1467702133). The dinos take on all types of board sports, including surfing, skateboarding, and snowboarding. Ages 5–9.

Ruby Valentine and the Sweet Surprise by Laurie Friedman, illus. by Lynne Avril (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0761388739). Ruby has a new pet kitten, and Ruby’s parrot is jealous. Ages 5–9.

Fat & Bones: And Other Stories by Larissa Theule, illus. by Adam Doyle (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1467708258), is a darkly comedic, somewhat supernatural chain of tales. Ages 9–18.

Ghost Walls: The Story of a 17th-Century Colonial Homestead by Sally M. Walker (Oct. 1, hardcover, $20.95, ISBN 978-0761354086) reveals the work of scientists and historians during the discovery of a 17th-century homestead in what is now Maryland. Ages 10–14.

Lerner/Carolrhoda Lab

Knockout Games by G. Neri (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1467732697). Erica moves to St. Louis with her mother to start over, and she gets caught up in the dangerous local pastime. Ages 13–18.

Beetle Boy by Margaret Willey (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1467726399). When his mother walks out on the family, seven-year-old Charlie comforts his father by sharing the silly stories his mother told him. Ages 13–18.

Perfectly Good White Boy by Carrie Mesrobian (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1467734806). Sean faces a tough senior year when his older girlfriend, Hallie, dumps him and leaves for college. Ages 13–18.


The Skylark trilogy by Meagan Spooner concludes with Lark Ascending (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0761388678), ages 12–18.

Lerner/Darby Creek


Mallory takes center stage in Mallory McDonald, Baby Expert by Laurie Friedman, illus. by Jennifer Kalis (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1467709224), ages 7–11. The Berenson Schemes continues with Jack and the Wild Life by Lisa Doan, illus. by Ivica Stevanovic (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1467710770), ages 9–12. The Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair by Laurie Friedman welcomes Truth and Kisses (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1467709279), ages 10–15.

The Alternative by Patrick Jones is a five-volume series spotlighting the struggles of students at an urban alternative high school and includes Bridge (Sept. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467744829) and Barrier (Sept. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467744812), ages 11–18. Urban series The Gift by Elizabeth Karre, about teens given a mysterious supernatural gift, kicks off with four titles including Certain Signals (Nov. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467744799), ages 11–18. Out of the Tunnel by Patrick Jones (Sept. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467744713) leads off The Red Zone, a six-volume series featuring the players on a high school football team in a small Ohio town, ages 11–18. And Make Something of It (Oct. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467744881) launches the five-title urban African-American series The Sharp Sisters by Stephanie Perry Moore, about five girls adjusting to life in the spotlight as their dad runs for mayor, ages 11–18.

Lerner/Graphic Universe

I Remember Beirut by Zeina Abirached, trans. by Edward Gauvin (Oct. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1467744584), is a follow-up to A Game for Swallows, about growing up in war-torn 1980s Lebanon. Ages 13–18.


New to Mr. Badger and Mrs. Fox is The Carnival by Brigitte Luciani, trans. by Carol Klio Burrell, illus. by Eve Tharlet (Oct. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1467742047), ages 5–9. BirdCatDog by Lee Nordling, illus. by Meritxell Bosch (Nov. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1467745239) joins Three-Story Books, ages 5–9. The Championship! by Laurent Richard, trans. by Edward Gauvin, illus. by Nicolas Ryser (Sept. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1467744591), and Wild Animals! by Laurent Richard, illus. by Nicolas Ryser and Edward Gauvin (Sept. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1467744607) are new additions to Tao, the Little Samurai, ages 7–11. And The Little Prince adds four new titles including The Planet of the Cublix by Maud Loisillier, Diane Morel, and Clotilde Bruneau, trans. by Owen Smith, illus. by Anne Smith (Oct. 1, paper, $7, ISBN 978-1467744638), ages 9–14.


Who Was Here? Discovering Wild Animal Tracks by Mia Posada (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1467718714) presents information about animal tracks in a guessing-game format. Ages 5–9.

Dear Wandering Wildebeest: And Other Poems from the Water Hole by Irene Latham, illus. by Anna Wadham (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1467712323) features poems and facts about the animals visiting a water hole in the African grasslands. Ages 8–12.

Ghostly Evidence: Exploring the Paranormal by Kelly Milner Halls (Oct. 1, hardcover, $20.95, ISBN 978-1467705936) investigates eyewitness accounts from ghost hunters, mediums, and paranormal experts. Ages 10–18.


I’ll Haunt You! Meet a Ghost (Oct. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1467749930) and I’m Undead and Hungry! Meet a Zombie (Oct. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1467750004) by Shannon Knudsen, illus. by Chiara Buccheri, are among the eight titles in the Monster Buddies nonfiction series, ages 5–8. Six new Our American Symbols books include Why Are There Stripes on the American Flag? by Martha E.H. Rustad, illus. by Kyle Poling (Nov. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1467744652), ages 5–8. A Bat Cannot Bat, a Stair Cannot Stare: More About Homonyms and Homophones by Brian P. Cleary, illus. by Martin Goneau (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0761390329), joins Words Are CATegorical, ages 7–11. And Poetry Adventures continues with Ode to a Commode: Concrete Poems by Brian P. Cleary, illus. by Andy Rowland (Oct. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1467744546), ages 7–11.

Little Bee Books

(dist. by Simon & Schuster)

The Little Fox Who Lost His Tail by Jedda Robaard (Jan. 6, novelty, $7.99, ISBN 978-1499800036) is a lift-the-flap story starring a fox. Ages 2–5.

The Little Mouse Who Lost Her Squeak by Jedda Robaard (Jan. 6, novelty, $7.99, ISBN 978-1499800029). Little Mouse seeks her missing squeak in this lift-the-flap book. Ages 2–5.

Stanley the Sock Monster Goes to the Moon by Jedda Robaard (Jan. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1499800128) teaches the lesson of perseverance in a lighthearted way. Ages 4–7.

Hello Kitty Springtime Fun: A Mix ’n Match Book (Jan. 6, novelty, $7.99, ISBN 978-1499800043) features split pages. Age 3–6.


Tiny Touch offers Fun with Colors (Jan. 6, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1499800012) and Animal 123 (Jan. 6, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1499800005), ages 1–3.

Little, Brown

No Nap! Yes Nap! by Margie Palatini, illus. by Dan Yaccarino (Aug. 5, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0316248211). Mama tries to settle rambunctious Baby down for a nap. Up to age 3.

Hands Say Love by George Shannon, illus. by Taeeun Yoo (Dec. 16, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0316084796) showcases the many gestures that help express affection. Up to age 3.

Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar by Keith Richards, illus. by Theodora Richards (Sept. 9, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316320658), is a memoir written by the Rolling Stone, with art by his daughter. Ages 3–6.

Red Knit Cap Girl and the Reading Tree by Naoko Stoop (Sept. 23, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0316228862). The title character and her friends work together to turn an ordinary tree into a library. Ages 3–6.

Cookie Meets Peanut by Bethenny Frankel, illus. by Daniel Roode (Sept. 23, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0316368438). Cookie the dog has all of Mommy’s attention, until a baby girl called Peanut is brought home. Ages 3–6.

A Perfectly Messed-Up Story by Patrick McDonnell (Oct. 7, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0316222587) touts embracing life’s messes. Ages 3–6.

The Secret Life of Squirrels by Nancy Rose (Oct. 21, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0316370271) features photographs of a real-life squirrel in handcrafted miniature settings. Ages 3–6.

Pirate, Viking & Scientist by Jared Chapman (Nov. 11, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0316253895) explores the childhood dilemma of having two “best” friends. Ages 3–6.

The Best-Ever Bookworm Book by Alice Kuipers, illus. by Bethanie Murguia (Dec. 2, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0316212007). Violet and Victor are on a mission to write the best book in the whole world. Ages 3–6.

Daddy Hugs by Nancy Tafuri (Dec. 16, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0316229234) features animal families sharing their love for their fathers. Ages 3–6.

A Crankenstein Valentine by Samantha Berger, illus. by Dan Santat (Dec. 16, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0316376389). The lovey-dovey holiday turns an ordinary boy into a monster. Ages 3–6.

Welcome to Goon Holler by Christian Jacobs, illus. by Parker Jacobs (Nov. 18, hardcover, $15, ISBN 978-0316405508), features a shy bigfoot who finds a new and exciting world. Ages 4–8.

Snoop Troop: It Came from Beneath the Playground by Kirk Scroggs (Sept. 9, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0316242714) launches a chapter-book/graphic novel hybrid series starring a fifth-grade private eye. Ages 6–9.

Courage for Beginners by Karen Harrington (Aug. 12, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0316210485). Mysti deals with friend drama and a family secret in this coming-of-age story. Ages 8–12.

The Closer: Young Readers Edition by Mariano Rivera with Wayne Coffey and Sue Corbett (Sept. 2, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0316404808) is the story of the Latino baseball player and former Yankee, Mariano Rivera. Ages 8–12.

Bad Magic by Pseudonymous Bosch (Sept. 16, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0316320382) launches a mystery adventure trilogy from the author of the Secret series. Ages 8–12.

The Rookie Bookie by L. Jon Wertheim and Tobias J. Moskowitz (Oct. 7, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0316249812). Mitch uses his nerdy love of entrepreneurship and making money to start a football betting ring at school. Ages 8–12.

Guts & Glory: The American Civil War by Ben Thompson, illus. by C.M. Butzer (Oct. 28, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0316320504), offers a kid-friendly account of lesser-known events of the Civil War. Ages 8–12.

The Map to Everywhere by J.P. Davis and Carrie Ryan (Nov. 4, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0316240772) is the first book in the Pirate Stream, an adventure series. Ages 8–12.

House of Robots by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, illus. by Juliana Neufeld (Nov. 24, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0316405911) launches a series in which an extraordinary robot joins an ordinary fifth-grade class. Ages 8–12.

The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illus. by Shane Evans (Sept. 2, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0316247801). When her Sudanese village is destroyed, 12-year-old Amira must make the long journey to a refugee camp. Ages 9–up.

I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) by Malala Yousafzai with Patricia McCormick (Aug. 19, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0316327930) is an adaptation of the adult bestseller. Ages 10–up.

Just Call My Name by Holly Goldberg Sloan (Aug. 5, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316122818). Emily’s world turns upside down when her boyfriend’s incarcerated father plans a jailbreak. Ages 12–up.

A Blind Spot for Boys by Justina Chen (Aug. 12, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316102537) is a globe-trotting romance. Ages 12–up.

Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper (Sept. 23, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316404518) is a historical romance about a witch who foresees her own murder and the one boy who can help change her future. Ages 12–up.

Diamond Boy by Michael Williams (Dec. 2, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316320696). This high-stakes adventure is set in the diamond fields of southern Africa. Ages 12–up.

We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a True Story by Josh Sundquist (Dec. 23, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316251020). The Paralympian, cancer survivor, and motivational speaker recounts looking for love in all the wrong places. Ages 12–up.

The Doubt Factory by Paolo Bacigalupi (Oct. 14, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316220750) is a contemporary thriller exploring how public information is distorted for monetary gain. Ages 15–up.

Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King (Oct. 14, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316222723) is a magical realism story about freedom, feminism, and the future. Ages 15–up.

The Walled City by Ryan Graudin (Nov. 4, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316405058). There are three rules in the Walled City: Run fast. Trust no one. And always carry your knife. Ages 15–up.


Ling & Ting return for Twice as Silly by Grace Lin (Nov. 11, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-0316184021), ages 6–9. New to Space Taxi is Water Planet Rescue by Wendy Mass and Michael Brawer (Sept. 9, hardcover, $15, ISBN 978-0316243230), ages 6–10. Ever After High issues A Wonderlandiful World by Shannon Hale (Aug. 26, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0316282093), ages 8–12. Treasure Hunters welcomes Danger Down the Nile by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, illus. by Juliana Neufeld (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0316370868), ages 8–12. And “Shouldn’t You Be in School?” by Lemony Snicket, illus. by Seth (Sept. 30, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-0316123068), joins All the Wrong Questions, ages 8–up.

Confessions gains The Paris Mysteries by Maxine Paetro and James Patterson (Oct. 6, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316370844), ages 12–up. Finishing School adds Waistcoats & Weaponry by Gail Carriger (Nov. 4, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316190275), ages 12–up. The Legion continues with Unmarked by Kami Garcia (Sept. 30, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316210225), ages 12–up. Zom-B presents Zom-B #9 by Darren Shan (Oct. 7, hardcover, $15, ISBN 978-0316214346), ages 12–up. Day 21 (Sept. 16, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316234559) joins The 100 by Kass Morgan, ages 15–up. And Blood of My Blood by Barry Lyga (Sept. 9, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316198707) concludes the I Hunt Killers trilogy, ages 15–up.

Little, Brown/LB Kids

Besos for Baby: A Little Book of Kisses by Jen Arena, illus. by Blanca Gomez (Sept. 2, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0316230377), includes simple Spanish words. Up to age 3.

You’re Tutu Cute! (Sept. 2, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0316255172) and I Love You, Snugglesaurus! (Sept. 2, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0316255189) by Sandra Magsamen feature cuddly characters. Up to age 3.


Earisistables adds I Love You Beary Much (Aug. 5, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0316255165) and Beecause I Love You by Sandra Magsamen (Dec. 16, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0316255196) by Sandra Magsamen, up to age 3.

Little, Brown/Poppy

Penny Chic: How to Be Stylish on a Real Girl’s Budget by Shauna Miller (Sept. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0316236560). Blogger Miller helps readers discover their personal style and create outfits without spending a fortune. Ages 12–up.

Reign: The Prophecy by Lily Blake (Sept. 23, paper, $14, ISBN 978-0316334594) is based on the TV series Reign, a reimagining of the life of the young woman who would become Mary, Queen of Scots. Ages 12–up.

Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle (Oct. 21, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316366328). Seventeen-year-old Paige is plucked from obscurity to star in the movie adaptation of a blockbuster book series. Ages 12–up.

Wildlife by Fiona Wood (Sept. 16, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316242097). Two teenage girls who meet during a semester in the wilderness learn about being true to oneself. Ages 15–up.


Jessica Darling’s It List rolls on with The (Totally Not) Guaranteed Guide to Friends, Foes & Faux Friends by Megan McCafferty (Sept. 23, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0316245043), ages 10–up.

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers U.K.

(dist. by IPG)


The Abominators by J.L. Smith, illus. by Sam Hearn, kicks off with The Abominators (Sept. 28, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1907411625), The Abominators in the Wild (Jan. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1907411632), and The Abominators and the Forces of Evil (Nov. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1907411649), ages 7–9.

Little Gestalten

(dist. by Prestel)

Elsa and the Night by Jöns Mellgren, trans. from the Swedish by Anita Shenoi (Sept. 25, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-3899557169), explores how a girl forges a friendship with the night. Ages 3–8.

Issun Boshi: The One-Inch Boy by Icinori (Sept. 25, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-3899557183) retells the Japanese fairy tale about the tiny son of a long-childless couple. Ages 3–8.

The Zoo’s Grand Opening: An ABC and Counting Book by Judith Drews (Sept. 25, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-3899557145) showcases early concepts. Ages 3–8.

Little Red Riding Hood by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm, illus. by Clementine Sourdais (Oct. 25, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-3899557237). Unfolding and holding this book up to a light reveals hidden dimensions to the familiar story. Ages 3–8.

My Body: The Human Body in Illustrations (Sept. 25, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-3899557121) explains how the human body works. Ages 5–10.

Does This Happen to Everyone? A Budding Adult’s Guide to Puberty by Antje Helms and Jan von Holleben (Sept. 25, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-3899555219) provides answers to questions about puberty. Ages 11–up.


(dist. by Ingram)

No One Needs to Know by Amanda Grace (Sept. 8, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0738736259). Olivia falls for her twin brother’s new girlfriend. Ages 12–18.

All Those Broken Angels by Peter Adam Salomon (Sept. 8, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0738740799). Richard comes face to face with his friend whose ghost has been haunting him since she disappeared 10 years ago, and she’s very much alive. Ages 12–18.

Sweet Unrest by Lisa Maxwell (Oct. 8, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0738740812). When Lucy’s family moves to New Orleans, she meets a mysterious boy who behaves as if they’ve known each other forever. Ages 12–18.

Of Scars and Stardust by Andrea Hannah (Oct. 8, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0738740829). Claire, who fled her hometown and is haunted by tragedy, must return to find her little sister, who has disappeared. Ages 12–18.

The Last Changeling by Chelsea Pitcher (Nov. 8, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-0738740843). Elora, princess of the Dark Faeries, falls in love with the human boy she is meant to sacrifice. Ages 12–18.

Words and Their Meanings by Kate Bassett (Sept. 8, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-0738740294). On her favorite uncle’s one-year “deadaversary,” Anna finds a note that breaks open everything she thought she knew. Ages 13–18.

The Lonely by Ainslie Hogarth (Sept. 8, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0738741338). Easter’s life story unspools as she lies bleeding to death under the boulder her sister pushed on her. Ages 13–18.

Creed by Trisha Leaver and Lindsay Currie (Nov. 8, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0738740805). Dee, Luke, and Mike are stranded in Purity Springs at the mercy of the town’s charismatic leader, who plans to make Dee his new wife. Ages 13–18.

Lonely Planet KIDS

Adventures in Wild Places (Nov. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1743603994), Adventures in Busy Places (Nov. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1743603970), and Adventures in Cold Places (Nov. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1743603987) mark the debut of an activity series that encourages kids to interact with various sights and environments around the globe. Ages 3–5.

How to Be a Space Explorer (Nov. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1743604342) covers such essentials as what life in zero gravity is like, how to find your way around the solar system, and how to pee in a spacesuit. Ages 8–12.

The Lonely Planet Kids Amazing World Atlas (Nov. 1, paper, $20, ISBN 978-1743604335) includes 160 pages of illustrated maps, infographics, and photography, and entries that touch on pop culture, sports, and school life. Ages 8–12.

James Lorimer

(dist. by Orca)

28 Tricks for a Fearless Grade 6 by Catherine Austen (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459406186). Dave strives to cure his friends of their fears, but his schemes often end up with unexpected consequences. Ages 9–12.


Joining Lorimer Sports Stories are Pick and Roll by Kelsey Blair (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459406025) and Hustle by Johnny Boateng (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459406056), ages 10–13. Lorimer Recordbooks adds Annaleise Carr: How I Conquered Lake Ontario to Help Kids Battling Cancer by Annaleise Carr with Deborah Ellis (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459406322), ages 12–17. Lorimer SideStreets continues with Blow by Jodi Lundgren (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459405998) and Stupid by Kim Firmston (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459406124), ages 13–up. And Podium Sports Academy Books lands Hoop Dreams by Lorna Schultz Nicholson (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459405882), ages 13–up.

Luminis Books

(dist. by IPG)

Amy’s Choice by Marcia Strykowski (Oct. 1, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1935462132). A girl deals with the growing pains of high school in the sequel to Call Me Amy. Ages 9–12.


The Sententia greets Second Thoughts by Cara Bertrand (Oct. 1, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1935462125), ages 12–up.