Macmillan/Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Mimi and Bear in the Snow by Janee Trasler (Oct. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0374349714). Mimi is heartbroken when her stuffed pal Bear gets lost in the snow. Ages 1–4.

Love Monster and the Perfect Present by Rachel Bright (Oct. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0374346485). The lovable monster is back in a story about gift giving. Ages 2–4.

Rupert Can Dance by Jules Feiffer (Aug. 5, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0374363635). When his owner, Mandy, is asleep, Rupert the cat slips on her dancing shoes. Ages 3–6.

Not Very Scary by Carol Brendler, illus. by Greg Pizzoli (Aug. 12, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0374355470). This Halloween counting book features a mostly brave monster. Ages 3–6.

If You Were a Dog by Jamie A. Swenson, illus. by Chris Raschka (Sept. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0374335304). A child imagines life as many different animals. Ages 3–6.

Little Humans by Brandon Stanton (Oct. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0374374563) features street photography of children from the blog “Humans of New York,” as well as never-before-seen snaps. Ages 4–8.

Spirit’s Key by Edith Cohn (Sept. 9, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0374300111). A young psychic solves a mystery with the help of her pet dog’s ghost in this debut novel. Ages 9–12.

The Good, the Bad, and the Beagle by Catherine Lloyd Burns (Oct. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0374300395). In this debut novel, a brash and befuddled schoolgirl risks everything, including friendship, to get the dog of her dreams. Ages 10–12.

Starry Night by Isabel Gillies (Sept. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0374306755) captures the euphoric high of first love and the crushing low of first heartbreak, in a novel set in New York City. Ages 12–18.

Evidence of Things Not Seen by Lindsey Lane (Sept. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0374300609) is a debut novel told from multiple perspectives about the lives touched by a high school math genius before and after his disappearance. Ages 12–18.

Adrenaline Crush by Laurie Boyle Crompton (Sept. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0374300616). When a daredevil teen pushes herself too far, she must choose between two boys: the one who wants to keep her safe, and the one who dares her to return to her old self. Ages 12–18.


Joey Pigza finishes with The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza by Jack Gantos (Sept. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0374300838), ages 10–14. Snake Bite by Andrew Lane (Oct. 21, hardcover, $17.99,

ISBN 978-0374370909) joins Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins, ages 12–17. And Crewel World is all sewn up with Unraveled by Gennifer Albin (Oct. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0374316433), ages 12–18.


Tuck-in Time by Carole Gerber, illus. by Tracey Campbell Pearson (Aug. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0374378608), is a get-ready-for-bed romp. Ages 1–3.

And Two Boys Booed by Judith Viorst, illus. by Sophie Blackall (Sept. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0374303020). A shy boy overcomes his nervousness about performing in front of the class. Ages 4–8.

Blue Mountain by Martine Leavitt (Oct. 28, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0374378646). Threatened by the encroachment of humans, Tuk the bighorn sheep leads his herd to a new, safe place. Ages 8–12.


The Twins’ Little Sister by Hyewon Yum (Aug. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0374379735). A pair of girls adjust to life with a new sibling. Ages 3–6.

Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends

Beautiful Yetta’s Hanukkah Kitten by Daniel Pinkwater, illus. by Jill Pinkwater (Oct. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0312621346). Beautiful Yetta, the Yiddish chicken, is back in a holiday story. Ages 3–7.

The Heaven of Animals by Nancy Tillman (Sept. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0312553692) addresses the loss of a beloved pet. Ages 4–8.

Frankenstein’s Fright Before Christmas by Rick Walton, illus. by Nathan Hale (Oct. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0312553678). Frankenstein takes over Christmas in this sendup of Clement C. Moore’s poem. Ages 4–8.

For Soccer-Crazy Girls Only by Erin Downing (Sept. 16, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1250047090) contains training techniques, formations, strategies, and more. Ages 7–10.

Zorgoochi Intergalactic Pizza: Delivery of Doom by Dan Yaccarino (Sept. 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1250008442). A boy tries to save his family’s business in this comedic action-adventure novel. Ages 8–12.

Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin (Oct. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0312643003) relates the story of a girl with mental and emotional difficulties, and the dog she loves. Ages 9–12.

Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre (Aug. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1250024640) begins a trilogy about revenge, romance, and secret societies. Ages 12–18.

Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini (Sept. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1250050885) is the initial title in the Worldwalker fantasy trilogy. Ages 12–18.

Lailah by Nikki Kelly (Oct. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1250051516) launches the Styclar Saga, a paranormal trilogy that originated on Wattpad, and follows a girl tangled in a battle between vampires and angels. Ages 12–18.


The Great Escape by Kate Egan and Mike Lane, illus. by Eric Wight (Oct. 7, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1250047182) is new to The Magic Shop, ages 7–9. And Scary Tales welcomes One-Eyed Doll by James Preller, illus. by Iacopo Bruno (Sept. 2, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1250040954), ages 7–10.

Macmillan/Feiwel AND Friends/Swoon Reads A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall (Aug. 26, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1250061454) spotlights a romance between two college students, told from 14 different viewpoints. Ages 12–18.

Macmillan/Henry Holt

Dinosaur Parade by Shari Halpern (Oct. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805092424) features dinosaurs of every shape and size. Ages 2–5.

And Away We Go! by Migy (Oct. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0805099010) is a cumulative adventure to the moon in a hot-air balloon. Ages 2–6.

This Book Just Ate My Dog! by Richard Byrne (Oct. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1627790710). When Bella takes her dog for a walk, there are unexpected consequences. Ages 3–6.

Little Boo by Stephen Wunderli, illus. by Tim Zeltner (Aug. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805097085), spotlights a pumpkin seed that can’t wait to become a scary jack-o’-lantern. Ages 3–7.

Little Elliot, Big City by Mike Curato (Aug. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805098259). Elliot, a polka-dotted elephant, discovers much to enjoy amid the hustle and bustle of the city. Ages 4–8.

The Storm Whale by Benji Davies (Sept. 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805099676). A boy and his father help return a small whale to the sea after it washes ashore during a storm. Ages 4–8.

Strongheart: The World’s First Movie Star Dog by Emily Arnold McCully (Nov. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0805094480) profiles the police dog–turned–silent film sensation. Ages 4–8.

Edward Hopper Paints His World by Robert Burleigh, illus. by Wendell Minor (Aug. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0805087529), profiles the celebrated artist. Ages 5–9.

Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny by John Himmelman (Oct. 14, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0805099706) kicks off a series starring Isabel, an intrepid rabbit with some serious martial arts skills. Ages 6–8.

Bo at Iditarod Creek by Kirkpatrick Hill, illus. by LeUyen Pham (Dec. 9, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0805093520). Bo and her family move to a new town in this sequel to Bo at Ballard Creek. Ages 8–12.

Arcady’s Goal by Eugene Yelchin (Oct. 14, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0805098440) offers a glimpse into Soviet Russia, as told by a boy who dreams of playing with the Red Army Soccer Club. Ages 9–12.

The Book of Storms by Ruth Hatfield, illus. by Greg Call (Nov. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805099980). When Danny wakes the morning after a storm to find his house empty, his parents gone, and himself able to hear the thoughts of a dying tree, he has no choice but to set out to find answers. Ages 10–14.

Starlight’s Edge by Susan Waggoner (Aug. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805096798) is the second novel in the sci-fi Timedance series, following Neptune’s Tears. Ages 14–18.

Firebug by Lish McBride (Sept. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0805098624). Ava can start fires with her mind: is it a blessing or a curse? Ages 14–18.

How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon (Oct. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0805098693). Tariq Johnson is shot dead, and the community struggles to learn what really happened. Ages 14–up.


Wings & Co. flits along with Three Pickled Herrings by Sally Gardner, illus. by David Roberts (Sept. 16, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0805099140), ages 7–10. And Superstition Mountain Mysteries concludes with Revenge of Superstition Mountain by Elise Broach, illus. by Aleksey and Olga Ivanov (Aug. 26, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0805089097), ages 8–12.


Kitty & Me by Sharon Kane (Oct. 7, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0805097054). This story centers on the friendship between a girl and her cat. Ages 4–7.

Ten Rules of Being a Superhero by Deb Pilutti (Oct. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805097597) stars a boy and his superhero action figure. Ages 4–7.

Pinocchio, retold by Kate McMullan, illus. by Pascal LeMaître (Nov. 4, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0805096996), recasts the tale of a mischievous puppet as a graphic chapter book in this first title in the Cartoon Classics series. Ages 7–10.

Rock and Roll Highway: The Robbie Robertson Story by Sebastian Robertson, illus. by Adam Gustavson (Oct. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0805094732), tells the story of a passionate young musician and his rise to rock and roll stardom. Ages 6–9.

Little Author in the Big Woods: A Biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Yona Zeldis McDonough, illus. by Jennifer Thermes (Sept. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805095425), is a narrative biography of the author of the Little House books. Ages 8–12.

Centaur Rising by Jane Yolen (Oct. 21, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0805096644). When a centaur foal is born at Arianne’s horse farm, her family must conceal this amazing secret. Ages 8–12.

The Island of Excess Love by Francesca Lia Block (Aug. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805096316). Modeled on Virgil’s Aeneid, this is the follow-up to Love in the Time of Global Warming. Ages 14–18.


Pieces builds with Cool Creations in 101 Pieces by Sean Kenney (Sept. 9, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1627790178), ages 4–9. Einstein the Class Hamster greets Einstein the Class Hamster and the Very Real Game Show by Janet Tashjian, illus. by Jake Tashjian (Sept. 2, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1627790260), ages 7–10. And Katfish by Obert Skye (Sept. 2, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0805096903) joins The Creature from My Closet, ages 9–12.


Christmas Treasure Hunt by Roger Priddy (Aug. 19, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0312517359). This seek-and-find title features festive images. Up to age 3.

Playtown by Roger Priddy (Aug. 26, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0312517373) contains busy scenes from around town with more than 35 flaps to find and lift. Ages 2–6.


All titles by Roger Priddy: ABC Books rolls along with T Is for Truck (Aug. 12, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0312517342), up to age 3. New to Baby Touch and Feel is Little Penguin (Aug. 19, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0312517182), up to age 3. First 100 presents First 100 Animals Lift-the-Flap (Sept. 2, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0312517526), ages 1–3. The Great Turkey Race (Aug. 5, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0312517199), and Fairytale Love Boat (Dec. 16, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0312517557) join Shaped Board Books, ages 1–5. Carry and Play adds Grocery Bag (Oct. 21, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0312517588) and Builder’s Toolbox (Oct. 21, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0312517571), ages 2–4. Lift-the-Flap Tab Books gains Farm (Oct. 21, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0312517533), ages 2–4. And Play and Learn welcomes Colors (Sept. 30, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0312517519), ages 2–4.

Macmillan/Roaring Brook

Edible Colors by Jennifer Vogel Bass (Nov. 4, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1626720022) is a concept book about unusual fruits and vegetables. Ages 2–5.

A Bed for Kitty by Yasmine Surovec (Sept. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1596438637). After testing many locations, Kitty finds the perfect place to sleep. Ages 3–6.

Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads by Bob Shea, illus. by Lane Smith (Oct. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1596439757). A seven-year-old sheriff’s knowledge of dinosaurs saves the day in this Wild West tall tale. Ages 4–8.

Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos by Stephanie Roth Sisson (Nov. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1596439603) profiles the curious boy who never stopped wondering about the mysteries of space. Ages 4–8.

Born in the Wild: Baby Mammals and Their Parents by Lita Judge (Oct. 21, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1596439252) explores what various baby animals have in common. Ages 5–8.

Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands by Katherine Roy (Sept. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1596438743). A look at these fearsome predators and the scientists who study them. Ages 7–11.

The Graham Cracker Plot by Shelley Tougas (Sept. 2, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1596439887). Daisy Bauer and her sometimes best friend, Graham, are determined to break Daisy’s father out of prison in this debut. Ages 8–12.

The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry (Sept. 23, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1596439566). The girls of St. Etheldreda’s attempt to hide the death of their headmistress in this farce. Ages 10–14.

The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O’Brien (Sept. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1596439382) is a psychological thriller about what happens when your dreams are not your own. Ages 12–18.

Laughing at My Nightmare by Shane Burcaw (Oct. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1626720077). This debut memoir is inspired by the author’s blog and takes an honest look at life with spinal muscular dystrophy. Ages 12–18.


Charlie Joe Jackson is back in Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Making Money by Tommy Greenwald, illus. by J.P. Coovert (Aug. 26, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1596438408), ages 9–12.

Macmillan/Roaring Brook/First Second

Julia’s House for Lost Creatures by Ben Hatke (Sept. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1596438668). When Julia puts an inviting sign on the door, she gains fairies, goblins, mermaids, and dragons as housemates. Ages 4–8.

The Zoo Box by Ariel Cohn, illus. by Aron Nels Steinke (Sept. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1626720527). Erika and Patrick open a box in their attic, and an entire zoo emerges. Ages 5–7.

The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth by Ian Lendler, illus. by Zack Giallongo (Sept. 30, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1596439153). The Shakespearean tragedy is performed by the inhabitants of the Stratford Zoo. Ages 7–10.

The Rise of Aurora West by Paul Pope and J.T. Petty, illus. by David Rubin (Sept. 30, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1626720091). In this companion to Pope’s Battling Boy, heroine Aurora West starts out on her own adventure. Ages 10–14.

In Real Life by Cory Doctorow, illus. by Jen Wang (Oct. 14, paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-1596436589). Anda goes online to play video games and discovers a social injustice she must figure out how to deal with. Ages 12–18.

The Wrenchies by Farel Dalrymple (Sept. 16, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1596434219). In a postapocalyptic world, the only people who are safe are the children. Ages 14–18.

Macmillan/Roaring Brook/Porter

The Orchestra Pit by Johanna Wright (Aug. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1596437692). What happens when a snake gets trapped in the wrong kind of pit—the orchestra pit? Ages 2–6.

Sequoia by Tony Johnston, illus. by Wendell Minor (Sept. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1596437272), provides a poetic look at the world’s largest tree. Ages 3–6.

Sebastian and the Balloon by Philip C. Stead (Oct. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1596439306) features a hot air balloon, a boy, and an adventure. Ages 3–7.

Hunters of the Great Forest by Dennis Nolan (Oct. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1596438965). This wordless picture book focuses on a lighthearted and surprising journey into the heart of a great forest. Ages 3–7.

Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales, photos by Tim O’Meara (Sept. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1596436039), uses mixed media to tell artist Frida Kahlo’s story. Ages 4–8.

The Iridescence of Birds: A Book About Henri Matisse by Patricia MacLachlan, illus. by Hadley Hooper (Oct. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1596439481), looks at the painter’s early life in northern France. Ages 4–8.

The World According to Musk Ox by Erin Cabatingan, illus. by Matthew Myers (Sept. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1596437999). Having ruined the alphabet and counting, Musk Ox and Zebra are making havoc with a new subject—geography. Ages 5–7.

The Monsterator by Keith Graves (Aug. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1596438552) includes a mix-and-match novelty element with hundreds of possibilities for make-your-own monsters. Ages 7–10.


Dog and Bear star in Tricks and Treats by Laura Vaccaro Seeger (Aug. 12, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1596436329), ages 3–7. And Bow-Wow is back for Bow-Wow’s Nightmare Neighbors by Mark Newgarden and Megan Montague Cash (Sept. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1596436404), ages 4–8.

Marion Street Press

(dist. by IPG)

Monsters Unchained! Over 1,000 Drop-Dead Funny Jokes, Riddles, and Poems About Scary, Slimy, Slithery, Spooky, Slobbery Creatures by Richard Lederer (Oct. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1936863662). Ages 9–12.

Maverick Arts Publishing

(dist. by IPG)

The Pet Itch by Elli Wollard, illus. by Elina Ellis (Oct. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1848861077). Mossy wants a pet, and only an Itch will do, no matter what his family says. Ages 3–7.

The Bunny That Couldn’t be Found by Angela Mitchell, illus. by Sarah Horne (Oct. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1848861084). Princess Lola is upset when her dog, Johnny Bunny, goes missing. Ages 3–7.

Princess Stay Awake by Giles Paley-Phillips, illus. by Adriana Puglisi (Sept. 28, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1848861091). The king and queen are at their wits’ end when the princess will not go to sleep. Ages 3–8.

The Black and White Club by Alice Hemming, illus. by Kimberley Scott (Sept. 28, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1848860964). The other animals won’t let George the Giraffe join their club, so he sets out to start his own. Ages 5–7.


The Dog Detectives adds Lost in London by Zoa Gypsy and Fin Gypsy, illus. by Minika Suska (Sept. 28, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1848860698), ages 3–7.


(dist. by PGW)

The Nosyhood by Tim Lahan (Aug. 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1938073939). In this debut, a couple moves into a new apartment and are promptly visited by a steady stream of uninvited well-wishers. Ages 3–up.

Night Life by Amy Martin (Oct. 14, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1940450223). Mr. Nimbus, who has trouble sleeping, finds friends at the zoo’s Hall of the Nocturnal Beasts. Ages 3–up.

Awake Beautiful Child by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illus. by Gracia Lam (Nov. 11, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1938073922). This story of a child’s day from morning to bedtime contains a seek-and-find ABC component. Ages 3–up.

Mikaya Press

(dist. by Firefly)

Little Man by Elizabeth Mann (Sept. 15, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1931414494; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1931414500). In this story set in the Caribbean, a boy teased for being short finds new confidence when he is mentored in the art of stilt walking. Ages 10–12.


(dist. by IPG)

Mr. Brown’s Fantastic Hat by Ayano Imai (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-9888240845). A woodpecker decides lonely bear Mr. Brown needs some company. Ages 3–5.

Jenny & Lorenzo by Toni Steiner, illus. by Eve Tharlet (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-9888240760). A mouse faces her fears with determination. Ages 3–5.

If You Wish by Kate Westerlund, illus. by Robert Ingpen (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-9888240807), is a fantasy about books, stories, and adventures. Ages 3–5.

Number Circus: 1–10 and Back Again! by Kveta Pacovská (Oct. 1, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-9888240852). Readers count to 10 and back to one with the help of lift-the-flaps. Ages 3–5.

The Little Moon Raven by Marcus Pfister (Nov. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-9888240814). Wanting to be accepted, Little Raven takes a dare to show his courage. Ages 3–5.

Little Red Riding Hood by Sybille Schenker (Oct. 1, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-9888240791) features laser die-cuts in silhouette-like illustrations. Ages 5–7.

Chimpanzee Children of Gombe by Jane Goodall, photos by Michael Neugebauer (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-9888240838), collects stories and pictures of young chimps living in the Gombe National Park. Ages 5–7.

The Wolf and the Seven Kids by Keiko Kaichi (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-9888240777). Seven goats match wits with a vicious wolf who tries to trick them while their mother is away. Ages 5–7.

The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen, trans. by Anthea Bell, illus. by Yana Sedova (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-9888240784), retells the wintery tale. Ages 5–7.

Pied Piper of Hamelin, trans. by Anthea Bell, illus. by Lisbeth Zwerger (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-9888240821), features illustrations by a Hans Christian Andersen Award winner. Ages 7–9.


Yonezu Board Books welcomes Bottoms Up! (Sept. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-9888240654) and 5 Little Apples (Sept. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-9888240661) by Yusuke Yonezu, ages 3–5. And Guess What? by Yusuke Yonezu continues with Flowers (Sept. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-9888240630) and Sweets (Sept. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-9888240647), ages 2–5.


(dist. by IPG)

Count Milkula by Woodrow Phoenix and Robin Price (Oct. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1906132583) spotlights a milk-drinking vampire. Ages 3–6.


(dist. by Abrams)

Matisse’s Garden by Samantha Friedman, illus. by Christina Amodeo (Oct. 7, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0870709104), focuses on the French artist Henri Matisse and how he began making his colorful paper cutouts, starting with one small bird shape. Ages 4–8.


(dist. by IPG)

A Whispered Darkness by Vanessa Barger (Aug. 26, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1939765390). When the evil spirits that haunt Claire’s new home possess her mother, she enlists the help of two mysterious strangers. Ages 12–18.

Into the Fire by Kelly Hashway (Sept. 9, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1939765000). In this series starter, 16-year-old Cara—who is among the small group of people descended from the mythical phoenix bird—is about to experience death and rebirth. Ages 12–18.

Shadows Fall Away by Kit Forbes (Sept. 23, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1939765451). A lightning strike sends Mark back in time to Victorian England, where he tries to help solve the Jack the Ripper murders. Ages 12–18.

The Emissary by Kristal Shaff (Sept. 23, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0988340930). A 17-year-old must defeat an ageless king and his powerful army. Ages 12–18.

Predator by Janice Gable Bashman (Sept. 16, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1939765413). Bree injects herself with an untested version of her father’s gene therapy—i.e., becomes a werewolf—in order to stop a corrupt group of mercenaries from creating lycanthrope soldiers. Ages 12–18.

A Murder of Magpies by Sarah Bromley (Oct. 28, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1939765376). When the secrets of her family’s past catch up with her, Vadya must decide if she can trust a boy with the truth. Ages 12–18.

Call Me Grim by Elizabeth Holloway (Sept. 9, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1939765444). The Grim Reaper saves Libbi’s life, but his intentions are not entirely altruistic. Ages 12–18.

Lucas Mackenzie and the London Midnight Ghost Show by Steven Bryant (Nov. 18, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1939765475). Lucas can’t recall how he died or anything about his family, so he embraces his role in the London Midnight Ghost Show. Ages 12–18.

The Night House by Rachel Tafoya (Dec. 9, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1939765499). Bianca feeds her addiction by working at a venue where vampires pay to feed on humans. Ages 12–18.

Crown of Ice by Vicki L. Weavil (Sept. 9, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1939765437) reimagines Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen.” Ages 12–18.

Lifer by Beck Nichols (Dec. 16, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1939765420). Asher is serving a life sentence aboard a spaceship for crimes her grandparents committed on Earth. Ages 12–18.


Pretty Dark Nothing greets Perfect Dark Sacrifice by Heather Reid (Sept. 23, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1939765178), ages 12–17. Life, A.D. adds M.I.A: Missing in Atman by Michelle Reed (Dec. 16, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1939765468), ages 12–18. My Tethered Soul by Dorothy Dreyer (Aug. 19, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1939765239) joins Reaper’s Rite, ages 12–18. Brothers in Arms by Pab Sungenis (Aug. 26, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1939765093) is new to Sidekick, ages 12–18. The Dragonrider Chronicles gains Avian by Nicole Conway (Aug. 26, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1939765710), ages 12–18. Dead Jed welcomes Dawn of the Jed by Scott Craven (Dec. 2, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1939765482), ages 12–18. And Angel Sight issues A Slither of Hope by Lisa Basso (Aug. 5, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1939765031), ages 12–up.

Moonstone Press

(dist. by IPG)

Keeping Fit from A to Z / Mantente en forma de la A a la Z by Stephanie Maze (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-0983498353) features photographs with bilingual text showcasing activities, sports, and games. Ages 3–up.


Will Poole’s Island by Tim Weed (Aug. 15, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1608981731). Set in early 17th-century North America, this novel focuses on a boy’s mystical kinship with a Native holy man. Ages 12–up.

River Music by (Sept. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1608981861) offers a look at post–Civil War Appalachia. Ages 12–up.

Spinoza: The Outcast Thinker by Devra Lehmann (Oct. 1, hardcover, $22.95, ISBN 978-1608981809) is a biography of the philosopher. Ages 12–up.

Leif’s Mission by Terry Hokenson (Nov. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1608981830). This historical novel centers on a young man’s struggles to prove himself to his father. Ages 12–up.

The Saga of Gudrid the Far-Traveler by Nancy Marie Brown (Nov. 1, hardcover, $20.95, ISBN 978-1608981892) spotlights the legendary Viking woman from the Icelandic sagas, circa 1000 A.D. Ages 12–up.

National Geographic Kids

(dist. by Random House)

Rain Forest Colors by Janet Lawler, photos by Tim Laman (Nov. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1426317330) features familiar animals that illustrate 10 basic colors. Ages 2–5.

Animal Stories: Heartwarming True Tales from the Animal Kingdom by Jane Yolen, illus. by Jui Ishida (Oct. 14, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1426317255). Among the animals profiled are the Capitolene geese who saved the Roman empire, Balto the Alaskan sled dog, and Smokey the Bear. Ages 5–up.

Ultimate Bodypedia: An Amazing Inside-Out Tour of the Human Body by Patricia Daniels, Christina Wilsdon, and Jen Agresta (Oct. 14, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1426317217) includes facts, photos, illustrations, and diagrams. Ages 7–10.

5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) (Aug. 5, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1426316951) explores such topics as dessert, underwear, amusement parks, pirates, famous criminals, marsupials, and ancient Egypt. Ages 8–12.

Temple Run: Race Through Time to Unlock Secrets of Ancient Worlds by Tracey West (Sept. 9, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1426317804) is based on the mobile app. Ages 8–12.

National Geographic Kids

Cookbook: A Year-Round Fun Food Adventure by Barton Seaver (Sept. 9, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1426317170) provides recipes, healthy eating tips, crafts and activities, and food-focused challenges. Ages 8–12.

Extreme Weather: Surviving Tornadoes, Sandstorms, Hailstorms, Blizzards, Hurricanes, and More! by Thomas Kostigen (Oct. 14, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1426318115) looks at climate change and how kids can address the consequences. Ages 8–12.

That’s Sneaky: Stealthy Secrets and Devious Data That Will Test Your Lie Detector by Crispin Boyer (Nov. 11, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1426317835) delivers the scoop on strange science, masked history, and out-of-sight phenomena. Ages 8–12.

Try This! 50 Fun Experiments for the Mad Scientist in You by Karen Romano Young, photos by Matthew Rakola (Aug. 5, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1426317118). Most projects in this book are based on materials easily found at home. Ages 10–up.


Look and Learn welcomes Dogs (Aug. 5, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1426317057) and Things That Go (Aug. 5, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1426317064), ages 2–5. First Big Book of... greets First Big Book of Bugs by Catherine D. Hughes (Oct. 14, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1426317231), ages 4–8. New to National Geographic Readers Biographies are Barack Obama by Caroline Crosson Gilpin (Aug. 5, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1426317590), ages 5–8, and Nelson Mandela by Barbara Kramer (Aug. 5, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1426317637), ages 6–9. Just Joking gains Just Joking 6 (Oct. 14, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1426317354), ages 7–10. This or That? takes on This or That? 2: More Wacky Choices to Reveal the Hidden You by J.R. Mortimer (Sept. 9, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1426317194), ages 8–12. Funny Fill-ins greets four new titles including My Backyard Adventure by Becky Baines (Dec. 9, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1426317385) and My Ancient Egypt Adventure by Emily Krieger (Aug. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1426317071), ages 8–12. Quiz Whiz 4: 1,000 Super Fun Mind-bending Totally Awesome Trivia Questions (Aug. 5, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1426317095) is new to Quiz Whiz, ages 8–12. Everything issues Everything World War I: Dig In with Thrilling Photos and Fascinating Facts by Karen Latachana Kenney (Sept. 9, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1426317156), ages 8–12. And National Geographic Kids Mission continues with Elephant Rescue: All About Elephants and How to Save Them by Ashlee Brown Blewett (Nov. 11, hardcover, $21.90, ISBN 978-1426317309; paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1426317293) and Polar Bear Rescue: All About Polar Bears and How to Save Them by Karen de Seve (Nov. 11, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1426317316), ages 10–up.

Natural History Museum, London

(dist. by IPG)

Fossils Sticker Book by Natural History Museum (Dec. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0565093525). This introduction to fossils combines facts, puzzles, games, and 100 reusable stickers. Ages 4–6.

New Europe Books/Young Europe Books

(dist. by Random House)

The Wild Cats of Piran: Chronicle One by Scott Alexander Young, illus. by Moreno Christie (Nov. 18, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0990004301), begins a fantasy series featuring magical cats battling for their lives. Ages 10–up.

New Harbinger/Instant Help

The Autism Playbook for Teens: Imagination-Based Mindfulness Activities to Calm Yourself, Build Independence, and Connect with Others by Irene McHenry and Carol Moog, foreword by Susan Kaiser Greenland (Aug. 1, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1626250093). This book offers a strengths-based approach to help teens with autism and Asperger’s develop social skills and strengthen communication. Ages 13–19.

Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety: A Workbook for Overcoming Anxiety at Home, at School, and Everywhere Else by Christopher Willard (Aug. 1, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1608829101) offers teens practices to help them cope with their anxiety, identify common triggers, learn time-management skills, and feel calm at home, at school, and with friends. Ages 13–19.

The Body Image Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help Girls Develop a Healthy Body Image in an Image-Obsessed World by Julia V. Taylor, foreword by Melissa Atkins Wardy (Dec. 1, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1626250185), addresses common factors that contribute to a negative body image, including comparison, negative self-talk, unrealistic media images, societal and family pressures, perfectionism, and the fear of disappointing others. Ages 13–19.

New Holland Australia

(dist. by Midpoint)

More Than Two: Under the Sea by Gary Young (Aug. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1742575391). This counting book focuses on collective nouns. Ages 6–10.

New York Review Children’s Collection

(dist. by Random House)

Alfred Ollivant’s Bob, Son of Battle: The Last Gray Dog of Kenmuir by Alfred Ollivant, adapted by Lydia Davis, illus. by Marguerite Kirmse (Aug. 19, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1590177297), adapts the classic story set in the north of England about the rivalry among sheepdogs and their masters. Ages 8–12.

Alphabetabum: An Alphabet Album by Vladimir Radunsky and Chris Raschka (Oct. 14, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1590178171) pairs silly poetic triplets inspired by each letter of the alphabet with antique photos of children. Ages 4–8.

The Complete Bostock and Harris by Leon Garfield (Nov. 11, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1590177839) collects the two tales Garfield wrote about these bumbling boys. Ages 8–12.


(dist. by Orca)

Halifax Harbour 1-2-3 by Yolanda Poplawska (Sept. 1, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1771080026) is a counting book. Up to age 3.

Music Is for Everyone by Jill Barber, illus. by Sydney Smith (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1771081504) explores the different ways we make music. Ages 4–8.


The Dread Crew offers Flight of the Griffons by Kate Inglis, illus. by Sydney Smith (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1771081320), ages 9–14.

No Starch Press

(dist. by O’Reilly Media)

The Incredible Plate Tectonics Comic: The Adventures of Geo, Vol. 1 by Kanani K.M. Lee, illus. by Adam Wallenta (Sept. 25, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1593275495), presents information about the Earth’s core, the theory of plate tectonics, earthquakes, tsunamis, ocean ridges, and volcanic islands. Ages 8–up.

NOBROW/Flying Eye

(dist. by Consortium)

Hug Me by Simona Ciraolo (Sept. 9, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1909263499). Felipe the cactus can’t find anyone to hug. Ages 3–7.

No Such Thing by Ella Bailey (Sept. 9, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1909263482). Brave Georgia assures everyone that all the weird things happening around her house have nothing to do with Halloween ghosts. Ages 3–7.

Mr. Tweed’s Good Deeds by Jim Stoten (Oct. 14, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1909263352). In this counting, seek-and-find book, Mr. Tweed helps out friends along his afternoon stroll. Ages 3–7.

The Dinner That Cooked Itself by J.C. Hsyu, illus. by Kenard Pak (Dec. 9, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1909263413), is a fairy tale set in ancient China, starring a lonely man whose luck changes one night. Ages 3–7.

Nomad Press

(dist. by Legato)


Explore Your World gains Explore Money! With 25 Great Projects by Cindy Blobaum, illus. by Bryan Stone (Sept. 9, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1619302853), ages 7–10. And Build It Yourself continues with Comics: Investigate the History and Technology of American Cartooning by Samuel Carbaugh (Oct. 14, hardcover, $22.95, ISBN 978-1619302501) and Rocketry: Investigate the Science and Technology of Rockets and Ballistics by Carla Mooney, illus. by Caitlin Denham (Aug. 12, hardcover, $22.95, ISBN 978-1619302327), ages 9–12.

North Atlantic Books

(dist. by Random House)

The Mystery of Dragon Bridge: A Peach Blossom Village Story by Ann Howard (Aug. 26, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1583948132). In this bilingual English-Chinese book, the disappearance of the bridge linking Peach Blossom Village to the outside worlds sets off a quest that involves a village elder, a brave warrior, and a hapless dragon. Ages 7–10.


(dist. by Ingram)

There Once Was a Dog by Adélia Carvalho, illus. by Joao Vaz de Carvalho (Aug. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-0735841765). A father creates a story on the fly, trying to fulfill his child’s request. Ages 4–8.

You Call That Brave? by Lorenz Pauli, illus. by Kathrin Schärer (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0735841826). A mouse, a frog, a snail, and a sparrow decide to find out who is bravest among them. Ages 4–8.

Sleep Tight, Little Bear by Britta Teckentrup (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0735841802). Little Bear says goodnight to all his forest friends in this bedtime tale. Ages 4–8.

Hamster Monster by Susanne Löhlein, illus. by Henning Löhlein (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0735841789). Three hamsters, tired of being called cute, sweet, and little, decide to be scary. Ages 4–8.

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by Rashin Kheiriyeh (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0735841833) is a feisty take on the folk song. Ages 4–8.

Happiness Is... by Marcus Pfister (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0735841796) celebrates happy moments shared by two friends across the seasons. Ages 4–8.

Good Dragon, Bad Dragon by Christine Nöstlinger, illus. by Jens Rassmus (Sept. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-0735841819). Finn’s invisible dragon friends are afraid to go to the beach, until Mom finds a way to ease everyone’s concerns. Ages 4–8.

The Green Sea Turtle by Isabel Müller (Sept. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-0735841895) introduces the endangered species. Ages 4–8.

Over the River & Through the Woods by Lydia Maria Child, illus. by Christopher Manson (Oct. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0735841918), is a reissue of this holiday favorite with woodcut illustrations. Ages 4–8.

What the Shepherd Saw by Selma Lagerloeff, illus. by Maja Dusakova (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0735841901). When a shepherd reluctantly helps a man whose wife has just given birth, he sees the meaning of Christmas. Ages 4–8.

The Golden Plate by Bernadette Watts (Nov. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0735841758). When a girl discards a golden plate she’s found, she discovers the importance of considering others’ feelings. Ages 4–8.

Wonderment: The Lisbeth Zwerger Collection, illus. by Lisbeth Zwerger, foreword by Peter Sís (Nov. 1, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-0735841871), is an anthology of Zwerger’s interpretations of tales including The Nutcracker. Ages 4–8.

King Thrushbeard by the Brothers Grimm, illus. by Irina Dobrescu (Nov. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0735841925). A life of hard work and love helps a conceited princess to see her husband, and world, anew. Ages 4–8.

Findus Disappears! by Sven Nordqvist (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0735841840) is the first in a Swedish series starring Findus the cat and his owner, a forgetful farmer. Ages 6–10.

Octopus Books USA/Ticktock Books

(dist. by Hachette)

Super Sleepover Secrets (Sept. 2, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1783251209) offers step-by-step guides, ideas for activities and games, journaling pages, and an app. Ages 6–9.

Zoom In: An Extraordinary Look at Ordinary Stuff (Oct. 7, hardcover, $9.99,ISBN 978-1783251629) presents close-up, detailed images of familiar animals and objects. Ages 6–up.

Evolution: Why Did Fish Grow Feet? And Other Stories of Life on Earth by Anne Rooney (Oct. 7, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1783251360). Rodent narrator Nippy explains evolution, from the early stages through the appearance of humans. Ages 9–up.


Joining Simon Abbott’s The Wonderful World of Simon Abbott are Sensational Senses: With flaps, tabs and pop-up surprise! (Oct. 7, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1783251803), ages 4–up, and Meet the Ancient Egyptians: Niles and Niles of Fun (Oct. 7, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78325-123-0), ages 5–up. Animal Wars ramps up with Dinosaur Wars by Phil Manning and Peter Minister (Aug. 5, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1783250479) and Bug Wars: Deadly Insects and Spiders Go Head to Head by Steve Parker (Oct. 7, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1783250479), ages 7–12. Dirty Rotten... offers Dirty Rotten Pirates: History: A Truly Revolting Guide to Pirates and Their World (Aug. 5, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1783251636) and Dirty Rotten Rulers: History’s Villains & Their Dastardly Deeds (Nov. 4, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1783251636), ages 8–11. And Fast and Furious rolls on with Fast and Furious: Monster Trucks and Other Beasts of the Road by Clive Gifford (Sept. 2, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1783251377), ages 8–up.

Ohio Univ.

(dist. by CDC)

Kammie on First: Baseball’s Dottie Kamenshek by Michelle Houts (Oct. 1, paper, $18.95, ISBN 978-0821421307). This profile of the Ohio girl, who at age 17 became a star athlete in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League during WWII, launches the Biographies for Young Readers series. Ages 9–14.

Michael O’Mara/Buster Books

(dist. by IPG)

Where’s the Penguin? by Sophie Schrey, illus. by Chuck Whelon (Oct. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1780551227), invites readers to search the pages for 10 penguins that have escaped from the zoo. Ages 5–11.

Diary of Dorkius Maximus (Sept. 28, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1780550275) and Diary of Dorkius Maximus: Diary of Dorkius Maximus in Egypt (Dec. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1780550282) by Tim Collins, illus. by Andrew Pinder, kick off an illustrated adventure series narrated by a boy growing up in ancient Rome. Ages 9–11.

Stinky Space Race (Nov. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1780551715) and Sneezy Alien Attack (Nov. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1780552422) by Tim Collins, illus. by Joëlle Dreidemy, begin the adventures of Cosmic Colin, who explores space with a new friend in an unusual mode of transport. Ages 9–11.


Lots of Kisses by Lorna Crozier (Oct. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459807457) takes parents and caregivers through the familiar ritual of kissing baby from head to toe. Up to age 3.

Unnatural Selections by Wallace Edwards (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1459805552) features illustrations of fantastical hybrid creatures. Ages 4–8.

Dirk Daring, Secret Agent by Helaine Becker (Oct. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459806832). The spy missions of Darren Dirkowitz, aka Dirk Daring, Secret Agent, are interrupted when his stepbrother gets hold of his top-secret notebook. Ages 8–11.

Dunces Rock by Kate Jaimet (Oct. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459805859). Four friends work together to revive their school’s drama and music program. Ages 9–12.

About That Night by Norah McClintock (Oct. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1459805941). When her boyfriend Derek disappears, Jordie looks like a suspect. Ages 12–up.


Orca Echoes greets Skye Above by Eric Walters, illus. by David Parkins (Nov. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1459807013), Soapstone Signs by Jeff Pinkney, illus. by Darlene Gaits (Nov. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1459804005), and Justine McKeen vs. the Queen of Mean by Sigmund Brouwer, illus. by Dave Whamond (Nov. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1459803978), ages 7–9. Orca Footprints ramps up with Take Shelter: At Home Around the World by Nikki Tate and Dani Tate-Stratton (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1459807426), ages 8–12.

Orca Currents moves along with The Big Apple Effect by Christy Goerzen (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459807396; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459807389), Hate Mail by Monique Polak (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459807761; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459807754), Alibi by Kristin Butcher (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459807686; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459807679), and Siege by Jacqueline Pearce (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459807549; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459807518), ages 10–14.

New Orca Soundings titles are The Way Back by Carrie Mac (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459807167; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459807150), ages 10–14; and Homecoming by Diane Dakers (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459808041; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459808034), ages 12–up. Orca Sports welcomes Hardball by Steven Barwin (Oct. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459804418), ages 10–up.

The Wolf and Me by Richard Scrimger (Oct. 1, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1459805316) and Coda by Ted Staunton (Oct. 1, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1459805491) are among the seven linked adventure stories in Seven Sequels, the follow-up series to Seven, which features seven books by seven bestselling authors, ages 10–up. And joining Orca Limelights are Off Pointe by Leanne Lieberman (Sept. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459802803), Forcing the Ace by Erin Thomas (Sept. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459806450), and Honeycomb by Patricia McCowan (Sept. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459805798), ages 11–14.

Orion Children’s Books

(dist. by IPG)

Helping Hercules: The Greek Myths as You’ve Never Heard Them Before by Francesca Simon, illus. by Tony Ross (Sept. 28, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1842551530), offers a new angle on Greek mythology. Ages 7–9.

Hollow Pike by James Dawson (Sept. 28, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1780621289) is a thriller featuring a dash of romance and the paranormal, set in a small town with a history of witchcraft. Ages 12–up.


The Early Reader series adds Noah’s Ark by Georgie Adams, illus. by Anna Leplar (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1444007893), Blood and Guts and Rats’ Tail Pizza by Vivian French, illus. by Chris Fisher (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1444007299), and My Own Special Way by Mithaa Alkhayyat, retold by Vivian French, trans. by Fatima Sharafeddini, illus. by Maya Fidawi (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1444003208), ages 5–7. Sam Silver Undercover Pirate by Jan Burchett and Sara Vogler sails on with Dead Man’s Hand (Nov. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1444007701) and The Sea Monster (Sept. 28, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1444007695), ages 7–9. And Codename Quicksilver by Allan Jones starts up with four titles: In the Zone (Sept. 28, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1444005455), The Tyrant King (Sept. 28, paper, $6.99, 978-1444005462), Burning Sky (Nov. 1, paper, $6.99, 978-1444005479), and Killchase (Nov. 1, paper, $6.99, 978-1444005486), ages 9–11.

Overlook Press

(dist. by Penguin)

Heap House: The Iremonger Trilogy: Book One by Edward Carey (Oct. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1468309539). This tale of an eccentric, gothic clan follows young Clod as he uncovers the dark secrets of his family’s empire. Ages 10–up.


(dist. by PGW)

Dear Panda by Miriam Latimer (Aug. 12, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1771470780). With a little help from her neighbor—a panda from the zoo next door—Florence makes a friend at her new school. Ages 3–7.

Who’s Next Door? by Mayuko Kishira, illus. by Jun Takabatake (Aug. 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1771470711). Neighbors Chicken and Owl figure out how to make their friendship work, despite their different schedules. Ages 3–7.

Dojo Daycare by Chris Tougas (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1771470575). Mayhem ensues when six ninja boys and ninja girls arrive at daycare. Ages 3–7.

Hatch, Little Egg by Édouard Manceau (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1771470773). What emerges from the hatched egg isn’t what anyone expects. Ages 3–7.

The Story Starts Here! by Caroline Merola (Oct. 14, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1771470797). Little Wolf’s father turns the tables and plays a trick on his headstrong son. Ages 3–7.

Oddrey Joins the Team by Dave Whamond (Aug. 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1771470612). Oddrey lets her unique spirit shine on the soccer squad. Ages 4–7.

Superfab Saves the Day by Jean Leroy, illus. by Bérengère Delaporte (Aug. 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1771470766). An unlikely superhero saves his city from destruction while embracing his exquisite sense of style. Ages 4–7.

Arto’s Big Move by Monica Arnaldo (Oct. 14, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1771470667). Arto has a hard time accepting his family’s move from the North to the South, until he meets a new friend. Ages 4–7.

The Flat Rabbit by Bardur Oskarsson (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1771470599). A dog and a rat are faced with a dilemma: how do they help a rabbit they find lying flat on the road? Ages 4–up.

Winter’s Coming: A Story of Seasonal Change by Jan Thornhill, illus. by Josée Bisaillon (Oct. 14, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1771470025). Lily, a snowshoe hare, hears that “Winter’s coming,” but doesn’t know who or what Winter is. Ages 5–8.

How to Save a Species by Marilyn Baillie, Jonathan Baillie, and Ellen Butcher (Sept. 9, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1771470636; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1771470803) introduces scientists’ cutting-edge efforts to save 17 endangered species. Ages 8–12.

Why We Live Where We Live by Kira Vermond, illus. by Julie McLaughlin (Sept. 9, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1771470117; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1771470810), looks at geography, topography, climate, landscape, food security, politics, and economics. Ages 8–12.

Tastes Like Music: 17 Quirks of the Brain and Body by Maria Birmingham, illus. by Monika Melnychuk (Oct. 14, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1771470100; paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1771470834), explores the biology of conditions such as color blindness, double-jointedness, and more. Ages 8–12.

Pajama Press

(dist. by Orca)

Peach Girl by Raymond Nakamura, illus. by Rebecca Bender (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1927485583). In Old Japan, Momoko is born from a peach to make the world a better place. Ages 5–8.

Bear on the Homefront by Stephanie Innes and Harry Endrulat, illus. by Brian Deines (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1927485132). Based on a true story, the teddy who traveled to the front lines of WWI and back in A Bear in War now comforts English “guest children” on the North American home front during WWII. Ages 5–8.

When Emily Carr Met Woo by Monica Kulling, illus. by Dean Griffiths (Aug. 15, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1927485408). The true story of eccentric painter Emily Carr and her pet monkey. Ages 5–10.

Skydiver: Saving the Fastest Bird in the World by Celia Godkin (Aug. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1927485613) offers a look at a family of peregrine falcons that is part of scientists’ efforts to save the species. Ages 6–9.

Revenge on the Fly by Sylvia McNicoll (Sept. 15, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1927485569). In 1912, a 12-year-old immigrant enters a fly-killing competition that promises to fight the diseases that killed his mother and sister. Ages 8–12.

Pan Macmillan

(dist. by IPG)

Hello! London by Marion Billet (Oct. 1, board book, $15.99, ISBN 978-1447246824) is an interactive, oversized board book of London landmarks. Up to age 5.

How Can a Pigeon Be a War Hero? Questions and Answers About the First World War by Tracey Turner (Oct. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1447226192) and Why Would a Dog Need a Parachute? Questions and Answers About the Second World War by Jo Foster (Oct. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1447226185) present historical facts. Ages 7–9.

Disgusting Science: A Revolting Look at What Makes Things Gross by Glenn Murphy (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1447252993) presents information and jokes on such topics as bugs, bacteria, and sweaty armpits. Ages 7–9.

I’m Dougal Trump... and It’s Not My Fault! (Sept. 28, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1447219965) and I’m Dougal Trump... Where’s My Tarantula? (Nov. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1447220220) by Jackie Marchant begin a series about a sports-loving boy always on the edge of trouble. Ages 9–11.

The Phenomenals: A Tangle of Traitors (Sept. 28, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0330507554) and The Phenomenals: A Game of Ghouls (Dec. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0330507561) by F.E. Higgins are the inaugural titles in a fantasy adventure series starring a team of haphazard heroes. Ages 9–11.

Evolution: The Whole Life on Earth Story by Glenn Murphy (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1447254607) is a doodle-filled book about evolution. Ages 9–11.


Pooch Parlor issues The Smug Pug by Anna Wilson (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1447200758), ages 7–9.

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Mouse’s Sock Tree by Paula Metcalf, illus. by Susan Mitchell (Sept. 28, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0230764750), begins the Little Poppets series of lift-the-flap board books. Up to age 3.

The Christmas Treasure Hunt: A Lift the Flap Book by Ag Jatkowska (Sept. 28, novelty, $15.99, ISBN 978-0230768635). The animals need help lifting the flaps to find their Christmas presents in the snow. Ages 3–5.

Axel Scheffler’s Noisy Farm by Smriti Prasadam-Halls, illus. by Axel Scheffler (Nov. 1, novelty, $19.99, ISBN 978-0230766808) and Axel Scheffler’s Noisy Jungle: A Counting Sound Book by Axel Scheffler (Nov. 1, novelty, $19.99, ISBN 978-1447246343) are concept books featuring sound buttons. Ages 3–5.


Touch and Feel Buggy Buddies adds Pets (Nov. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1447268017) and Farm (Nov. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1447268000) by Jo Lodge, up to age 3. Wipe-Clean Buggy Buddies gains Shapes (Oct. 1, novelty, $7.99, ISBN 978-1447267812) and Noises (Oct. 1, novelty, $7.99, ISBN 978-1447267805) by Jo Moon, up to age 3.

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Animal Music by Julia Donaldson, illus. by Nick Sharratt (Nov. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1447210955). The animals get together for a jam session. Up to age 3.

Say Boo to the Animals! by Ian Whybrow, illus. by Tim Warnes (Sept. 28, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0330544047). A bunny plays hide-and-seek with some of the scarier animals in the forest. Up to age 5.

Rich Witch, Poor Witch by Peter Bently, illus. by Jim Field (Sept. 28, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1447220183). Twin sister witches are challenged to make the princess smile. Ages 3–5.

Debutantes (Sept. 28, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1447205944) and Debutantes in Love (Dec. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1447205951) by Cora Harrison launch a series of historical romances set in 1920s London and starring four sisters. Ages 12–up.


Science: Sorted! issues Bodies: The Whole Blood-Pumping Story by Glenn Murphy (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1447254591), ages 7–10.


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Rabbids #1: What Happens in Vegas... by Eric Esquivel (Oct. 7, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1629910499; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1629910482). In this game-inspired series starter, things get out of control when the Rabbids—think zombielike rabbits—come to town. Ages 6–11.

WWE Slam City #1: Finished by Mathias Triton and Alitha Martinez (Aug. 26, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1597077224; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1597077217) launches a series featuring pro wrestlers. Ages 8–12.


Dinosaurs stomps along with Jurassic Smarts by Arnaud Plumeri, illus. by Bloz (Aug. 5, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1597077323), ages 6–11. Joining Ernest and Rebecca is School of Nonsense by Guillaume Bianco, illus. by Antonello Dalena (Sept. 9, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1629910451), ages 6–11. Lego Legends of Chima gains The Right Decision by Yannick Grotholt (Aug. 19, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1629910758; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1629910741), ages 6–11. Lego Ninjago builds with Comet Crisis by Greg Farshtey and Jolyon Yates (Sept. 16, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1629910475; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1629910468), ages 6–11. And Little Trouble in Big China (Dec. 23, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1629910680) by Jim Davis and Cedric Michiels joins The Garfield Show, ages 6–11.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers issues Going Green by Stefan Petrucha, illus. by PH Marcondes (Oct. 7, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1629910529; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1629910512), ages 6–12. New to Toto Trouble is A Deadly Jokester by Thierry Coppee (Sept. 2, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1629910703; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1629910444), ages 7–9. Ariol presents Bizzbilla Hits the Bullseye by Emmanuel Guibert, illus. by Marc Boutavant (Aug. 12, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1597077354), ages 7–10. Thea Stilton welcomes Catching the Giant Wave by Thea Stilton (Sept. 30, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1629910505), ages 7–11.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by Beka, illus. by Crip (Nov. 11, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1629910574), is a new Dance Class title, ages 7–12. The Smurfs march along with Forever Smurfette by Peyo (Nov. 18, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1629910598; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1629915081), ages 7–12. Annoying Orange greets My Little Baloney by Scott Shaw! and Mike Kazaleh (Aug. 5, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1597077347; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1597077330), ages 8–12. And Classics Illustrated Deluxe continues with The Monkey God by Jean David Morvan, Jian Yi, and Yann Le Gal (Nov. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1629910611; paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-1629910604), ages 8–13.


A Treasury of Christmas Stories and Songs: For All the Family by Valeria Docampo (Aug. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1472350442) includes retellings of traditional tales, plus 12 rhymes and carols. All ages.

A Treasury of Five Minute Stories: Over 30 Tales and Fables to Share (Aug. 8, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1472350510) contains such well-loved fairy tales as “Aladdin” and “Sleeping Beauty.” All ages.

Peek-a-Book by Malachy Doyle, illus. by Rowan Martin (Aug. 8, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472350787). In this book with holes to peek through and shapes to peep over, a dog and a cat run through familiar fairy tales and rhymes. All ages.

Goodnight, Cow: A Peek-a-Boo Adventure (Oct. 31, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1472361202) and Let’s Play, Pig! A Peek-a-Boo Adventure (Oct. 31, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1472361196) are die-cut animal board books. All ages.

Max and Tallulah: A Little Love Story by Beverley Gooding (Nov. 28, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472364593). Max the zebra is too shy to tell Tallulah how much he loves her. All ages.

Barbie: Fabulous Things to Make and Do: Over 30 Barbie Project Ideas to Make and Create (Nov. 28, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472358981) features step-by-step instructions for such projects as cupcakes and a clutch bag. Ages 4–up.

The Bully and the Shrimp by Catherine Allison, illus. by Kim Geyer (Dec. 9, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472351265), is a story about finding friends, confidence, and the ability to stand up for yourself. Ages 4–up.


Little Learners Finger Puppet Books adds There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by (Oct. 31, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1472361899), all ages. Disney

Finger Puppet presents Disney Mickey & Friends: Look, Mickey! (Sept. 3, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1472349743), all ages. Margaret Wise Brown Picturebooks continues with One More Rabbit by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Emma Levey (Dec. 19, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472367174), and The Noon Balloon by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Lorena Alvarez (Dec. 19, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472367167), all ages.

Discovery Kids gains Growl with the Animals! 10 Animal Sounds (Oct. 3, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1472361080), Honk on the Road! 10 Vehicle Sounds (Oct. 3, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1472361066), Ultimate Dinosaurs Book and DVD Set (Aug. 22, kit, $17.99, ISBN 978-1472365552), Ultimate Sharks Book and DVD set (Aug. 22, kit, $17.99, ISBN 978-1472365583), all ages; Factivity: Travel Back Through Time to the Land of the Dinosaurs: Discover the Facts, Do the Activities! (Dec. 26, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1472357793), ages 3–up; and The Universe (Aug. 29, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472346759), ages 5–up.

Disney All About Me greets Disney Frozen: Anna’s Book of Secrets (Aug. 1, hardcover, $5.99, ISBN 978-1472371935), ages 3–up. Disney Jake and the Never Land Pirates All About Me (Oct. 17, hardcover, $5.99, ISBN 978-1472361813) is a new Disney Junior All About Me title, ages 3–up. Dino Supersaurus issues T-Rex Terror: The Supersaurus Legend Begins... by Timothy Knapman and Tim Wesson (Dec. 26, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472364692), ages 4–up. Disney Craft gains Disney Fairies Crafts: Over 20 Fairy project ideas to make and create (Dec. 9, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472334268), ages 4–up. Disney Keepsake Albums adds Disney Princess Keepsake Book (Oct. 17, spiral bound, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472359001), ages 5–up. Joining Glitterbelle is The Sparkliest Princess Ever! by Rachael Duckett, illus. by Harriet Muncaster (Dec. 31, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472349255), ages 6–up. Ever After High greets Royals and Rebels (Aug. 29, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472375667), ages 8–up.


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The Tip-Tap Dancing Cat by Joanna Boyle (Oct. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1843652755). Oscar the cat loves to dance. Ages 3–6.

The Very Best Sheepdog by Pinny Grylls, illus. by Rosie Wellesley (Nov. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1843652199). Ben, the most hopeless sheepdog on the farm, proves himself to the farmer by saving the day. Ages 3–6.

Quentin Blake’s Amazing Animal Stories by John Yeoman, illus. by Quentin Blake (Oct. 1, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1843652953), contains 14 animal folktales featuring a pompous hippo, magical monkeys, and more. Ages 7–9.

Classic Christmas Tales by Michael Foreman (Sept. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1843652663). This seasonal treasury includes holiday songs, poems, stories, and book excerpts. Ages 8–up.

Cool Astronomy: 50 Fantastic Facts for Kids of All Ages by Malcolm Croft (Nov. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1909396418) and Cool Art: 50 Fantastic Facts for Kids of All Ages by Simon Armstrong (Nov. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1909396425) are informational guides to these subjects. Ages 10–up.


Stanley the Builder by William Bee (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1561458011). In this series starter, Stanley and his friends work step-by-step to clear a plot of land and build a house. Ages 3–7.

Pig and Small by Alex Latimer (Aug. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1561457977). Pig and Bug search for common ground in spite of their differences. Ages 4–8.

Can I Come Too? by Brian Patten, illus. by Nicola Bayley (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1561457960). A mouse meets many animal friends in her search for the biggest creature in the world. Ages 4–8.


About... greets About Parrots: A Guide for Children (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1561457953) and About Raptors: A Guide for Children (Aug. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1561458110) by Cathryn Sill, illus. by John Sill, ages 3–7. Charlie Bumpers returns in Charlie Bumpers vs. the Squeaking Skull by Bill Harley, illus. by Adam Gustavson (Sept. 1, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1561458080), ages 7–10. New to Dog Chronicles is Murphy, Gold Rush Dog by Alison Hart, illus. by Michael Montgomery (Oct. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1561457694), ages 7–10. And Sports Stories rolls along with Double Reverse by Fred Bowen (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1561458073), ages 7–12.


Flo & Wendell Explore by William Wegman (Sept. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803739307). Weimaraner siblings Flo and Wendell have a backyard adventure. Ages 3–5.

The Boy in Number Four by Kara Kootstra, illus. by Regan Thomson (Oct. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803741676), presents the childhood of hockey legend Bobby Orr. Ages 3–5.

The Last Christmas Tree by Stephen Krensky, illus. by Pascal Campion (Oct. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737570). A bedraggled tree left in the lot hopes to finally be selected on Christmas Eve. Ages 3–5.

Here Comes Santa Cat by Deborah Underwood, illus. by Claudia Rueda (Oct. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803741003). Cat has a hunch he’s not on Santa’s “nice” list, but he hopes to meet the man in the red suit. Ages 3–5.

I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings, illus. by Shelagh McNicholas (Sept. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803741072), is based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, who has become a spokesperson for transgender children. Ages 4–8.

The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak (Sept. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803741713) is a picture-less “picture book” designed to be read aloud, no matter how ridiculous the words make the reader sound. Ages 5–8.

The Mouse Mansion by Karina Schaapman (Nov. 13, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0803740495). This photo-illustrated adventure features a pair of mice who get into all sorts of trouble together. Ages 5–8.

Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon (Oct. 9, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0803740884). In this series launch, Dory wants more than anything for her older brother and sister to play with her. Ages 6–8.

Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes by Juan Felipe Herrera, illus. by Raúl Colón (Aug. 7, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0803738096), profiles 20 men and women who have made contributions to the arts, politics, science, humanitarianism, and athletics. Ages 8–12.

The Only Thing Worse Than Witches by Lauren Magaziner (Aug. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803739185). Hoping to do something about his super-mean teacher, Rupert answers an ad to become a witch’s apprentice. Ages 8–12.

Life of Zarf: The Trouble with Weasels by Rob Harrell (Sept. 2, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0803741034). Zarf is a troll trying to get by in middle school in this new series. Ages 8–12.

Cat in the City by Julie Salamon, illus. by Jill Weber (Sept. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803740563). Slick, independent city cat Pretty Boy discovers the pleasures of companionship. Ages 8–12.

Beyond the Laughing Sky by Michelle Cuevas, illus. by Julie Morstad (Oct. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803738676), features a birdlike boy named Nashville, who longs to fly. Ages 8–12.

Following Flora by Natasha Farrant (Nov. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803741287) catches up with Bluebell Gadsby and her family, last seen in After Iris. Ages 10–up.

Between the Spark and the Burn by April Genevieve Tucholke (Aug. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803740471). This sequel to Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea blends gothic romance, horror, and an eerie wintertime setting. Ages 12–up.

Circle of Stones by Catherine Fisher (Aug. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803738195) features three interwoven thrillers. Ages 12–up.

Renegade by Antony John (Nov. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803736856) concludes the fantasy adventure trilogy begun with Elemental. Ages 12–up.

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson (Sept. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803734968). Twins Jude and Noah each narrate their side of the story to explain what happened to wreck their close relationship. Ages 14–up.

Stories of My Life by Katherine Paterson (Oct. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803740433) reveals the intimate, true stories of the people and places that inspired the author’s children’s novels. Ages 14–up.


Ladybug Girl by Jacky Davis, illus. by David Soman, is back in Ladybug Girl Ready for Snow (Oct. 16, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0803741379) and Ladybug Girl and the Dress-Up Dilemma (Aug. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803735842), ages 3–5. Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner returns with Snow What (Oct. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803737891), ages 3–5. Loopy Coop Hens wing it in Oh No! A Fox! by Janet Morgan Stoeke (Aug. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803739529), ages 3–5. Ordinary People Change the World by Brad Meltzer, illus. by Christopher Eliopoulos, continues with I Am Albert Einstein (Sept. 16, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0803740846), ages 5–8. A Hagfish Called Shirley by Jennifer Allison, illus. by Michael Moran (Oct. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737815), is the latest outing for Iggy Loomis; ages 7–9. And Dragonbreath rides on with Knight-napped! by Ursula Vernon (Jan. 6, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0803738492), ages 8–12.


Dangerous Deception by Peg Kehret (Oct. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0525426523). Emmy’s good intentions to help a family in need lead her into the hands of a dangerous man. Ages 10–up.

Atlantia by Ally Condie (Oct. 28, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0525426448). Rio has waited her whole life to leave the underwater city of Atlantia for life on the surface, but is forced to remain below. Ages 12–up.

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins (Aug. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0525425632) closes out the romantic trio of novels that began with Anna and the French Kiss. Ages 14–up.

Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer (Sept. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0525423058). In Wolitzer’s YA debut, a journal-writing exercise at Jam’s therapeutic boarding school reunites her with her dead boyfriend. Ages 14–up.

Penguin/Grosset & Dunlap

The Haunted Library by Dori Hillestad Butler, illus. by Aurore Damant (Aug. 14, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0448462431), is one of a trio of titles launching a new series about a ghost boy and a real girl who team up to solve mysteries. Ages 6–8.

Lunch Will Never Be the Same! (Oct. 2, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0448466965) and Farm Fresh Fun (Oct. 2, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0448466989) by Veera Hiranandani, illus. by Joelle Dreidemy, are debut titles in a series starring budding foodie Phoebe G. Green. Ages 6–8.


Sassy adds Baby’s First Christmas by Dave Aikins (Oct. 16, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0448482064), up to age 2. The Night Before Hanukkah by Natasha Wing, illus. by Amy Wummer (Oct. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448481401), is new to The Night Before, ages 3–5. Octonauts greets Octonauts and the Undersea Eruption (Sept. 11, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448483511), ages 3–5.

Penguin Core Concepts continues with Fine Life for a Country Mouse by Susan Detwiler (Sept. 4, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0448481548) and Hard Hat Zone by Theo Baker (Sept. 4, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0448479248), ages 4–6. Stop That Frog! (Oct. 9, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0448482415) joins Here’s Hank by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver, illus. by Scott Garrett, ages 6–8. Magic Bone greets Don’t Mess with the Ninja Puppy! by Nancy Krulik, illus. by Sebastien Braun (Oct. 9, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448480954), ages 6–8. Pick Your Path: #1 Defenders of Quarton by Ray Santos (Sept. 25, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448483474) and Tenkai Knights, Go! by Brandon Snider (Sept. 25, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448483498) join Tenkai Knights, ages 6–8. Undead Pets debuts with three titles including Return of the Hungry Hamster by Sam Hay, illus. by Simon Cooper (Aug. 14, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448477954), ages 6–8. The Whodunit Detective Agency gains The Circus Mystery by Martin Widmark, illus. by Helena Willis (Oct. 16, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0448480718), ages 7–9. Agatha: Girl of Mystery greets The Crown of Venice by Steve Stevenson, illus. by Stefano Turconi (Nov. 13, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448462257), ages 7–9.

George Brown, Class Clown returns in How Do You Pee in Space? by Nancy Krulik, illus. by Aaron Blecha (Nov. 13, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448461137), ages 8–12. Gustav Gloom takes center stage in Gustav Gloom and the Cryptic Carousel by Adam-Troy Castro, illus. by Kristen Margiotta (Aug. 14, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0448458366), ages 8–12. I Heart Band wraps up with Crushes, Codas, and Corsages by Michelle Schusterman, illus. by Genevieve Kote (Sept. 11, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448456867), ages 8–12. New to Monster Juice by M.D. Payne, illus. by Amanda Dockery and Keith Zoo, is Burpstronauts (Aug. 14, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448462295, ages 8–12. The Treasure Chest opens up for Anastasia Romanov: The Last Grand Duchess by Ann Hood, illus. by Denis Zilber (Oct. 30, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0448467702), ages 8–12. What Was... rolls on with What Was the Lewis and Clark Expedition? by Judith St. George, illus. by Tim Foley (Oct. 16, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448479019), and What Was the Hindenburg? by Janet Pascal, illus. by David Groff and Kevin McVeigh (Dec. 26, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448481197), ages 8–12. And Who Was... adds 17 new biographies including Who Was Alfred Hitchcock? by Pamela D. Pollack and Meg Belviso, illus. by Jonathan Moore and Nancy Harrison (Dec. 4, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448482378), and Who Was Roberto Clemente? by James Buckley, illus. by Ted Hammond and Nancy Harrison (Sept. 25, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448479613), ages 8–12.


Sleepover with Beatrice and Bear by Mônica Carnesi (Aug. 7, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0399256677). It’s tough for two friends to enjoy winter together when one of them is hibernating. Ages 3–5.

Jack by Tomie dePaola (Sept. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399161544). Young Jack ventures out into the world to seek his fortune, and accumulates a growing number of animal companions. Ages 3–5.

Maple & Willow Together by Lori Nichols (Nov. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399162831). Sisters Maple and Willow are also best friends—most of the time. Ages 3–5.

As an Oak Tree Grows by G. Brian Karas (Sept. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399252334). A 200-year-old tree is the sole witness to generations of change all around it. Ages 5–8.

Ten Thank-You Letters by Daniel Kirk (Oct. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399169373). When his friend Pig is writing a thank-you letter to his grandmother, Rabbit is eager to join in. Ages 5–8.

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (Aug. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399252518). In verse, the author shares what it was like to grow up in the 1960s and 1970s in both the North and the South. Ages 10–up.


Baking Day at Grandma’s by Anika Denise, illus. by Christopher Denise (Aug. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399242441). Three bears and their grandmother create a wintry treat. Ages 3–5.

Once Upon an Alphabet: Short Stories for All the Letters by Oliver Jeffers (Oct. 14, hardcover, $26.99, ISBN 978-0399167911). Tales featuring each letter of the alphabet fill 112 pages. Ages 3–5.

There’s This Thing by Connah Brecon (Dec. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399161858) is a humorous Valentine’s Day story about a girl’s first crush. Ages 5–8.

The Princess and the Foal by Stacy Gregg (Sept. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399168871) is a novel about a real-life princess and equestrienne, Haya of Jordan. Ages 10–up.

Fantasy League by Mike Lupica (Sept. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399256073). Charlie, a 12-year-old fantasy football guru, becomes a celebrity when his podcast gets noticed by a sports radio host. Ages 10–up.

Always a Catch by Peter Richmond (Sept. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399250552). Jack must decide how far he’ll go to fit in on his new football team, where steroids are the norm. Ages 12–up.

The Secret Sky: A Novel of Forbidden Love in Afghanistan by Atia Abawi (Sept. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399160783). Set in present-day Afghanistan, this is the story of two teenagers, one Pashtun and one Hazara, who must fight against their cultures, their traditions, their families, and the Taliban to stay together. Ages 14–up.

Schizo: A Novel by Nic Sheff (Sept. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399164378). Miles, a teen recovering from a schizophrenic breakdown, believes he is getting better—when in reality he is growing worse. Ages 14–up.


Otis stars in Otis and the Scarecrow by Loren Long (Sept. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399163968), ages 5–8. Penelope Crumb returns for Penelope Crumb Is Mad at the Moon by Shawn Stout (Sept. 11, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0399162558), ages 7–9. And Brotherband Chronicles issues Scorpion Mountain by John A. Flanagan (Nov. 4, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0399163562), ages 10–up.

Penguin/Price Stern Sloan

Monster Hunters Unlimited: The Undead and Water Beasts by John Gatehouse, illus. by Dave Windett (Aug. 14, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0843169805), is the first of three titles kicking off a series of handbooks on the art of monster hunting. Ages 8–12.

Literally Romantically Disturbed Love Poems to Rip Your Heart Out by Ben H. Winters, illus. by Adam F. Watkins (Dec. 26, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0843173130), features 30 eerie love poems accompanied by spooky illustrations. Ages 8–12.


Mr. Men and Little Miss welcomes Mr. Moustache (Oct. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0843180817) and Little Miss Hug (Dec. 26, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0843180596) by Adam Hargreaves, ages 3–5. Adventure Time gains A Christmas-tastic Carol by Max Brallier, illus. by Emily Warren (Oct. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0843180688), ages 8–12. And The

Regular Show presents Muscle Man’s Guide to Life by Tracey West (Oct. 16, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0843180886), ages 8–12.


Sandy’s Story by Ashley Fedor (Aug. 7, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978- 0147512130) and Merry Christmas, Annie (Oct. 16, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0147513601) relate the story of Little Orphan Annie in books inspired by the Broadway musical. Ages 6–up.

Forbidden Passage by Jeff Probst and Christopher Tebbetts (Sept. 4, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0147513885) is the first book in a Stranded series spinoff trilogy in which the kids are shipwrecked again, on a new island. Ages 10–up.

Inside Charlie’s Chocolate Factory: The Complete Story of Willy Wonka, the Golden Ticket, and Roald Dahl’s Most Famous Creation by Lucy Mangan (Sept. 2, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-0147513489) explores the social history and ongoing cultural impact of Dahl’s book and the various film and stage adaptations. Ages 12–up.


Bad Apple’s Perfect Day by Edward Hemingway (Aug. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399160363). Unlikely friends make the best of snags that threaten their plans. Ages 3–5.

The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade by Justin Roberts, illus. by Christian Robinson (Sept. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399257438). Tiny Sally McCabe decides to make herself heard when she sees bullying on the playground. Ages 3–5.

The Animals’ Santa by Jan Brett (Oct. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399257841) tells of a rabbit’s first Christmas. Ages 3–5.

Mr. Wayne’s Masterpiece by Patricia Polacco (Aug. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399160950) recalls the childhood story of how the author overcame her fear of public speaking. Ages 5–8.

Humphrey’s Playful Puppy Problem (Aug. 28, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0399252020) and Humphrey’s Really Wheely Racing Day (Aug. 28, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0399252013) by Betty G. Birney, illus. by Priscilla Burris, launch Humphrey’s Tiny Tales, a spinoff series for Humphrey the hamster. Ages 5–8.

Firebird by Misty Copeland, illus. by Christopher Myers (Sept. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399166150). A budding ballet star overcomes her doubts in this picture book debut by Copeland, a professional ballet dancer. Ages 5–8.

I Wanna Go Home by Karen Kaufman Orloff, illus. by David Catrow (Sept. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399254079). Alex shares the events of a week with his grandparents via lighthearted notes and emails to his parents. Ages 5–8.

Pennyroyal Academy by M.A. Larson (Oct. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399163241) is a fantasy adventure debut set in a world where princesses and knights are trained to battle witches and dragons. Ages 10–up.

The Paper Cowboy by Kristin Levine (Nov. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399163289). In this historical novel, Tommy takes over his sister’s paper route and is shocked to learn that one of his neighbors could be a Communist. Ages 10–up.

Forget Me by K.A. Harrington (Aug. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399165290) is a psychological thriller with a romantic twist. Ages 12–up.

The Young Elites by Marie Lu (Oct. 7, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0399167836) begins a romantic fantasy-action series starring a girl with dark powers and a taste for revenge. Ages 12–up.

The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey (Sept. 16, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0399162428) continues the alien-invasion saga begun in The 5th Wave. Ages 14–up.


Princess Posey takes center stage in Princess Posey and the Valentine’s Day Ballet by Stephanie Greene, illus. by Stephanie Roth Sisson (Dec. 26, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0399169625), ages 5–8. Amber Brown rides along with Amber Brown Horses Around by Paula Danziger, Bruce Coville, and Elizabeth Levy, illus. by Anthony Lewis (Sept. 11, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0399161704), ages 8–12. The Cahill Witch Chronicles continues with Sisters’ Fate by Jessica Spotswood (Aug. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399257476), ages 12–up. Joining Heart of Dread is Stolen by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston (Nov. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399257551), ages 12–up. And Found (Sept. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0399256523) is a new Mickey Bolitar novel by Harlan Coben, ages 14–up.


The 8th Continent by Matt London (Sept. 16, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1595147547) begins a series in which Evie and Rick Lane are determined to transform the real-life Great Pacific Garbage Patch into an eighth continent, using a formula developed by their father. Ages 8–12.

Fiendish by Brenna Yovanoff (Aug. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1595146380). Now that she’s out in the world, Clementine is determined to figure out who kept her locked in a cellar for 10 years as a child. Ages 12–up.

Let Me Wake by Adrienne Stoltz and Ron Bass (Aug. 14, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1595148162). At night, two girls who have never met each dream that they are the other. Ages 12–up.

Zodiac by Romina Russell (Dec. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1595147400) is the first volume in an SF-meets–fantasy series focusing on astrology. Ages 12–up.


Marcel the Shell is back in The Most Surprised I’ve Ever Been by Dean Fleischer-Camp and Jenny Slate (Nov. 4, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1595144560), ages 5–8. The Creature Department continues with Gobbled by Ghorks by Robert Paul Weston (Nov. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1595147509), ages 8–12. The Fantastic Family Whipple stars in War of the World Records by Matthew Ward (Dec. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1595146915), ages 8–12. Space Rocks! greets For the Love of Gelo! by Tom O’Donnell (Oct. 30, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1595147141), ages 8–12. Storm (Sept. 16, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1595146687) and Strike (Oct. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1595146694) by D.J. MacHale wrap up the SYLO Chronicles, ages 8–12. Undead Ed shuffles along with Undead Ed and the Fingers of Doom by Rotterly Ghoulstone, illus. by Nigel Baines (Aug. 14, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1595145345), ages 8–12. Wanderville picks up steam with On Track for Treasure by Wendy McClure (Oct. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1595147028), ages 8–12. Falling Kingdoms concludes with Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes (Dec. 9, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1595147059), ages 12–up. And Rookie adds Yearbook Three by Tavi Gevinson (Oct. 21, paper, $29.95, ISBN 978-1595147943), ages 12–up.


Little Owl’s Day by Divya Srinivasan (Sept. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670016501). Little Owl has never been able to stay awake to experience daytime—until now. Ages 3–5.

’Twas Nochebuena by Roseanne Greenfield Thong, illus. by Sara Palacios (Oct. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670016341), is a bilingual twist on “The Night Before Christmas.” Ages 3–5.

The Everlasting Embrace by Gabrielle Emanuel, illus. by E.B. Lewis (Dec. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0670784745). This story set in Mali celebrates the bond between mother and child. Ages 3–5.

Brave Chicken Little by Robert Byrd (Aug. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0670786169). The tale of Chicken Little receives a new ending. Ages 4–up.

Sparkers by Eleanor Glewwe (Sept. 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0451468765). Marah Levi is a violinist, a book lover, and a “sparker,” a member of the underclass in a society ruled over by magicians. Ages 10–14.

Tell Me by Joan Bauer (Sept. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0451470331). Anna sees something that she can’t ignore: a girl who seems to be being held against her will. But can she get anyone to take her concerns seriously? Ages 10–up.

Unfriended by Rachel Vail (Sept. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670013074). Truly is caught in a web of lies, misunderstandings, and revenge while navigating middle school in a hyperconnected social media world. Ages 11–up.

Blind by Rachel DeWoskin (Aug. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0670785223). When Emma loses her sight at age 14 she struggles to make sense of her life. Ages 12–up.

Althea and Oliver by Cristina Moracho (Oct. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0670785391). In spring 1996, when two best friends develop romantic feelings for each other, things go off the rails. Ages 14–up.

Stranger by Sherwood Smith and Rachel Manija Brown (Nov. 13, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0670014804) is a speculative fiction story set in the lawless town of Las Anclas. Ages 14–up.


Llama Llama adds Llama Llama Jingle Bells by Anna Dewdney (Oct. 21, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0451469809), up to age 3. A Christmas Wish for Corduroy by B.G. Hennessy, illus. by Jody Wheeler (Oct. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670785506) joins Corduroy, ages 3–5. Max & Ruby greet Max & Ruby at the Warthogs’ Wedding by Rosemary Wells (Sept. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0670784615), ages 3–5. Angelina Ballerina returns with Angelina’s Big City Ballet by Katharine Holabird, illus. by Helen Craig (Oct. 16, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0670015603), ages 3–up.

Cam Jansen features in Cam Jansen and the Joke House Mystery by David A. Adler, illus. by Joy Allen (Sept. 4, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0670012626), ages 6–8. EllRay Jakes gains EllRay Jakes Rocks the Holidays! by Sally Warner, illus. by Brian Biggs (Oct. 16, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0451469090), ages 6–8. The Seelie Wars continues with The Last Changeling by Jane Yolen (Nov. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670014354), ages 8–12. And Blythewood carries on with Ravencliffe by Carol Goodman (Dec. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0670784776), ages 12–up.


Peter Rabbit Animation issues The Peter Rabbit Club (Sept. 25, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0141353197), Be My Friend (Dec. 26, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0141355061), and Merry Christmas, Peter! (Oct. 16, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0141351735), ages 3–5. Spot welcomes Spot Goes Shopping by Eric Hill (Sept. 25, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0723289975), ages 3–5. And new to Peter Rabbit is The Spectacular Tale of Peter Rabbit by Emma Thompson, illus. by Eleanor Taylor (Sept. 30, hardcover, $20, ISBN 978-0723271161), ages 5–6.

Phoenix Yard Books

(dist. by IPG)

Mi and Museum City by Linda Sarah (Oct. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1907912283). Mi and Yu try to convince the mayor of Museum City to open more museums. Ages 5–7.

April the Red Goldfish by Marjolaine Leray (Oct. 1, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1907912405) features a Shakespeare-quoting teenage fish with big ambitions. Ages 5–7.

Polebridge Press

(dist. by Ingram)

Shadow on the Moon: A Child’s Guide to the Discovery of the Solar System by Char Matejovsky, illus. by Robaire Ream (Sept. 9, hardcover, $25, ISBN 978-159815-151-0). Rhyming text introduces the discoveries of Aristotle, Galileo, Kepler, and others. Ages 8–up.

Pomegranate Kids

BirdWingFeather by Siri Schillios (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0764968471) is a wordless picture book featuring 12 bird paintings, each accompanied by a detail set. Ages 1–5.


Nature Discovery ramps up with Charley Harper’s What’s in the Coral Reef? by Zoe Burke, illus. by Charley Harper (Aug. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0764968464), ages 2–8.

Portable Press

(dist. by PGW)

Uncle John’s Totally Quacked Bathroom Reader for Kids Only! (Aug. 12, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1626861756) is a compendium of strange science, weird news, obscure history, odd sports, and the origins of everyday things. Ages 8–12.

powerHouse Books/POW!

(dist. by Random House)

Oh, Baby! by Chad Geran (Sept. 9, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1576877043). This circular-format book showcases baby expressions. Up to age 3.

Today I’m Going to Wear... by Dan Stiles (Oct. 21, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1576877180) chronicles a girl’s challenges while choosing her outfit. Ages 3–7.

Counting on Letters: From A to Z and 1 to 26 by Mark Gonyea (Sept. 23, board book, $10.95, ISBN 978-1576877029) is an alliterative alphabet and counting book. Ages 4–6.

Attack! Boss! Cheat Code! A Gamer’s Alphabet by Chris Barton, illus. by Joey Spiotto (Oct. 28, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1576877012), looks at the language of video games. Ages 6–9.

Mr. Cool by Birdy Jones, illus. by Tara Lynch (Jan. 6, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1576877197), shows kids how to deflect bullying with humor and create friendships through kindness. Ages 6–9.

Steampunk City: An Alphabetical Journey by Manuel Sumberac (Dec. 2, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1576877036) is an illustrated primer to the steampunk genre. Ages 7–10.


Patchwork Adventures rolls along with Patchwork Goes Under Cover by Jacqueline Schmidt (Dec. 2, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1576877173), ages 5–8.


Robots: Watch Out, Water About! by Philippe UG (Aug. 25, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-3791371986). This pop-up book follows the plight of a robot caught in the rain. Ages 3–up.

A Tiger in My Garden: A Do-It-Yourself Pop-up Book by Arno (Sept. 25, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-3791371931) includes step-by-step instructions for crafting pop-up garden scenery through which a tiger wanders. Ages 5–up.

Colouring Book Antoni Gaudí (Nov. 25, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-3791372037) introduces readers to this Catalonian architect and his designs. Ages 5–up.

Let’s Write! Design Your Own Fonts by Julia Kaergel (Oct. 25, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-3791371818). A graphic designer demonstrates how entire alphabets can be created with pencils, markers, and sticks. Ages 8–up.

The Little Hippo: A Children’s Book Inspired by Egyptian Art by Geraldine Elschner, illus. by Anja Klauss (Oct. 25, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-3791371672), reveals the powerful connection between Egyptians and the hippopotami of the Nile. Ages 8–up.


Children Should Know issues 13 Architects Children Should Know by Florian Heine (Oct. 25, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-3791371849), ages 8–up.

Princeton Architectural Press

(dist. by Chronicle)

Nocturne: Creatures of the Night by Traer Scott (Sept. 2, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1616892883) spotlights 85 color photographs of 40 different species of nocturnal animals from around the world. Ages 7–12.


Who Built That? adds on with Modern Houses: An Introduction to Modern Houses and Their Architects (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1616892630) and Skyscrapers: An Introduction to Skyscrapers and Their Architects (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1616892708) by Didier Cornille, ages 7–12.



Resurrection by Mandy Hager (Aug. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1616149093), ages 14–up, closes out the Blood of the Lamb trilogy.

Prufrock Press

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Top Secret Files of History presents four war titles including The Civil War: Spies, Secret Missions, and Hidden Facts from the Civil War (Dec. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1618212504) and World War II: Spies, Secret Missions, and Hidden Facts from World War II by Stephanie Bearce (Oct. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1618212443), ages 9-12.

Purple House Press

(dist. by Ingram)

Colors of the Wind: The Story of Blind Artist and Champion Runner George Mendoza by J.L. Powers, illus. by George Mendoza and Hayley Morgan-Sanders (Sept. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1930900738), profiles this painter and standout athlete who lost his sight to a degenerative eye disease as a teenager. Ages 3–8.

Pushkin Children’s Books

(dist. by Random House)

The Pointless Leopard: What Good Are Kids Anyway? by Colas Gutman, trans. by Stephanie Seegmuller, illus. by Delphine Perret (Aug. 12, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1782690405). Grumpy city-kid Leonard is forced to go on nature walks with his parents. Ages 7–9.

Pockety: The Tortoise Who Lived as She Pleased by Florence Seyvos, trans. by Mika Provata-Carlone, illus. by Claude Ponti (Aug. 19, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1782690252). A tortoise mourns her lost friend, learns to live alone, and finds ways to be happy again. Ages 7–9.

The Good Little Devil and Other Tales by Pierre Gripari, trans. by Sophie Lewis, illus. by Fernando Puig Rosado (Oct. 21, hardcover, $20, ISBN 978-1782690085), collects 13 tales, framed by a devil’s quest to learn to be good. Ages 9–12.

The Adventures of Shola by Bernardo Atxaga, trans. by Margaret Jull Costa, illus. by Mikel Valverde (Nov. 11, hardcover, $20, ISBN 978-1782690092), contains four stories starring a smart-aleck dog. Ages 9–12.

A House Without Mirrors by Mårten Sandén, trans. by Karin Altenberg, illus. by Moa Schulman (Dec. 9, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1782690078). This ghostly tale focuses on how people overcome loss and move on. Ages 10–up.


There are five new books about the adventures of Vitello and his pals, including Vitello Gets a Yucky Girlfriend by Kim Fupz Aakeson, trans. by Ruth Garde, illus. by Niels Bo Bojesen (Sept. 23, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1782690030), ages 5–8.

QEB Publishing

(dist. by PGW)

The Great Big Book of Magic Tricks by Joe Fullman (Sept. 9, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1609926977) features step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations of various illusions. Ages 7–up.

Dinopedia by Rupert Matthews (Oct. 14, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1609927028) collects dinosaur facts and illustrations, plus photographs of dinosaur digs. Ages 7–up.


Guess Who’s... by Camilla de la Bédoyère leads off with four titles including Guess Who’s in the Trees (Nov. 11, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1609927066), ages 3–up. Keep Running, Gingerbread Man! A Story About Keeping Active by Steve Smallman, illus. by Neil Price (Oct. 14, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1609927011), kicks off four books in the Fairytales Gone Wrong series, which adds lessons in health, hygiene, and nutrition to familiar tales; ages 4–up. Let’s Find Out (Readers) adds Camouflage (Sept. 9, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1609926946) and Bugs and Slugs (Sept. 9, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1609926960) by Terry Jennings, Dinosaur Explorer by Dougal Dixon (Sept. 9, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1609926953), and From Tadpole to Frog by Sally Hewitt (Sept. 9, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1609926939), ages 4–up. New Storytime titles include Little Bear and the Butterflies by Susan Quinn, illus. by Caroline Pedler (Aug. 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1609924676), Batmouse by Steve Smallman (Nov. 11, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1609927097), and The Otter Who Loved to Hold Hands by Heidi Howarth, illus. by Daniel Howarth (Aug. 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1609924669), ages 4–up. My Little Book of... presents My Little Book of Space by Peter Grego (Oct. 14, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1609926847) and My Little Book of Dinosaurs by Dougal Dixon (Oct. 14, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1609926854), ages 5–up. Animal Diaries by Steve Parker greets Eagle (Oct. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1609925031), Shark (Aug. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1609926120), Elephant (Aug. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1609926137), and Frog (Oct. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1609926144), ages 7–up. And History Quest greets Medieval Mayhem by Tim Knapman, illus. by Matteo Pincelli (Sept. 9, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1609924874), and Tomb of Terror: Egyptians by Tim Knapman (Sept. 9, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1609924850), ages 7–up.

Quayside/Walter Foster

(dist. by Quarto)

Draw with Scribbles and Ink: Draw and paint your own masterpieces! by Ethan Long (Nov. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1600584718) encourages children to doodle and draw with their parents and friends. Ages 6–up.

Fashion Design Lookbook: More than 50 creative tips and techniques for the fashion-forward artist by Blandine LeLarge (Oct. 1, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1600584367) instructs how to draw and paint stylish looks in a variety of media. Ages 10–up.


Six new I Can Draw titles include Planes, Trains & Moving Machines (Sept. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1600584404), ages 4–up. Big Book continues with The Big Book of Art: Draw! Paint! Create! More than 100 fun art ideas, activities, and step-by-step mixed media projects (Jan. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1600584343) and The Big Book of Color: An adventurous journey into the magical & marvelous world of color! (Jan. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1600584350), ages 6–up.

Cartooning for Kids gains Furry & Feathered Friends: Learn to draw more than 20 cute cartoon critters (Sept. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1600584503) and Fairy Tale Fun: Learn to draw more than 20 cartoon princesses, fairies, and adventure characters (Sept. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1600584510) by Dave Garbot, ages 6–up. And Licensed Learn-to-Draw Kits adds Minnie & Daisy Best Friends Forever (Sept. 1, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1600584305), ages 6–up.


(dist. by Random House)

The Unicorn Hunter by Che Golden (Jan. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1623658748). This second volume in a trilogy combines Irish myth and legend with modern action sequences. Ages 9–12.

True Fire by Gary Meehan (Oct. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1623658311) is the first volume in a debut fantasy adventure trilogy. Ages 14–up.


Frightfully Friendly Ghosties haunts on with Phantom Pirates by Daren King (Sept. 9, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1623658113), ages 5–8. Joining Guinea Pigs Online is Christmas Quest by Jennifer Gray and Amanda Swift (Oct. 28, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1623658618), ages 6–9. And Sammy Feral’s Diaries of Weird returns for Hell Hound Curse by Eleanor Hawken (Sept. 9, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1623658137), ages 8–12.

Quirk Books

(dist. by Random House)

Kid Presidents: True Tales of Childhood from America’s Presidents by David Stabler, illus. by Doogie Horner (Oct. 28, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1594747311), features 20 true stories from the childhoods of U.S. presidents and includes more than 200 cartoon illustrations. Ages 9–12.


Nick and Tesla are back in Nick and Tesla’s Super-Cyborg Gadget Glove: A Mystery with a Blinking, Beeping, Voice-Recording Gadget Glove You Can Build Yourself by Bob Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith (Oct. 7, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1594747298), ages 9–12.

Random House

Shivery Shades of Halloween by Mary McKenna Siddals, illus. by Jimmy Pickering (Aug. 5, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0385369992), introduces colors as readers follow a little creature through haunted halls and moonlit forests. Ages 2–5.

Earth Space Moon Base by Ben Joel Price (Aug. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385373111). A spaceman, a robot, and a monkey use an unusual method to protect Earth from hungry, googly-eyed moon aliens. Ages 3–7.

Day Dreamers: A Journey of Imagination by Emily Martin (Aug. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385376709). This follow-up to Dream Animals again celebrates flights of fantasy, in this case those taken during daylight hours. Ages 3–7.

I Want to Be a Ballerina by Anna Membrino, illus. by Smiljana Coh (Aug. 26, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0385378642). When Mia tries to become a dancer like her big sister, she discovers that getting the right outfit is just the beginning. Ages 3–7.

Uni the Unicorn by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illus. by Brigette Barrager (Aug. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385375559). No matter what the other unicorns say, Uni is certain that little girls exist. Ages 3–7.

The Snowman and the Snowdog by Joanna Harrison (Sept. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385387149). In this title based on Raymond Briggs’s characters, a boy builds a snow puppy next to his snowman, hoping to get a real puppy for Christmas. Ages 3–7.

Marlene, Marlene, Queen of Mean by Jane Lynch, illus. by Tricia Tusa (Sept. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385379083), depicts the undoing of a small yet intimidating schoolyard bully. Ages 3–7.

The Mitten String by Jennifer Rosner, illus. by Kristina Swarner (Oct. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385371186). When Ruthie’s family gives shelter to a deaf woman and her baby, Ruthie is inspired to knit them a special, useful gift. Ages 3–7.

Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories by Dr. Seuss (Sept. 9, hardcover, $15, ISBN 978-0385382984) spotlights four Dr. Seuss stories that haven’t been in print for more than 60 years. Ages 4–8.

Emma and the Blue Genie by Cornelia Funke, trans. by Oliver Latsch, illus. by Kerstin Meyer (Oct. 14, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0385375405), features a girl, her noodle-tailed dog, and the blue genie whose stolen magic she sets out to rescue. Ages 7–9.

Magic Tree House Survival Guide by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce, illus. by Sal Murdocca (Sept. 23, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0553497373), features a working compass embedded in the front cover, real-life survival stories, and tips from Jack and Annie. Ages 7–10.

Six Feet Over It by Jennifer Longo (Aug. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0449818718) is a YA debut about a girl stuck living at her family-owned cemetery. Ages 12–up.

Lark Rising by Sandra Waugh (Sept. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0449817483). Lark is the first of four Guardians who must awaken their powers to recover four stolen amulets in this series starter. Ages 12–up.

The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm (Aug. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375870644). When a strange boy shows up who looks and acts a lot like Ellie’s scientist grandfather, she begins to wonder if he’s finally found the secret to eternal youth. Ages 8–12.


Julius Jr. issues Bear Hugs! by Andrea Posner-Sanchez (Dec. 23, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0553508635), ages 2–5. Richard Scarry continues with Richard Scarry’s Pig Will and Pig Won’t (Aug. 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0385383370) and Best Lowly Worm Book Ever! (Aug. 26, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0385387828) by Richard Scarry, ages 3–7. Frosty the Snowman stars in Frosty the Snowman Pictureback by Mary Man-Kong (Sept. 9, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385387248), ages 3–7. Thomas & Friends chugs along with Santa’s Little Engine by Rev. W. Awdry, illus. by Thomas Lapadula (Sept. 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385373876), ages 4–6. The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library offers Once Upon a Mastodon: All About Prehistoric Mammals by Bonnie Worth (Sept. 23, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0375870750), ages 5–8. Calendar

Mysteries picks up November Night (Aug. 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0385371650), December Dog (Sept. 23, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0385371681), and New Year’s Eve Thieves (Sept. 23, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0385371711) by Ronald Roy, illus. by John Steven Gurney, ages 6–9. Rocket’s 100th Day of School by Tad Hills (Dec. 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385390972) joins Step into Reading, Step 1, ages 6–9. History Stepping Stones adds The $25,000 Flight by Lori Haskins Houran, illus. by Wesley Lowe (Sept. 23, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0385382847), ages 6–9. Icky Ricky greets The Hole to China by Michael Rex (Sept. 9, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0385375566), ages 6–9.

Ballerina Dreams: From Orphan to Dancer by Michaela and Elaine DePrince, illus. by Frank Morrison (Oct. 14, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385755153), is new to Step into Reading, Step 4, ages 7–9. Magic Tree House Fact Tracker welcomes Ninjas and Samurai (Sept. 23, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0385386326) and China: Land of the Emperor’s Great Wall (Dec. 23, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0385386357) by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce, illus. by Sal Murdocca, ages 7–10. Matter-of-Fact Magic by Ruth Chew gains reissues of The Witch at the Window (Aug. 26, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0449815632; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0449815663) and The Would-Be Witch (Aug. 26, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0449815670; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0449815700), ages 7–10. Sky Jumpers Book issues The Forbidden Flats by Peggy Eddleman (Sept. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0307981318), ages 8–12. Cheesie Mack serves up Cheesie Mack Is Sort of Freaked Out by Steve Cotler, illus. by Douglas Holgate (Aug. 26, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0385369886), ages 8–12. Jingle Bells is a new Horse Diaries Special Edition by Catherine Hapka, illus. by Ruth Sanderson (Sept. 23, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0385384841), ages 8–12. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles adds Special Edition Movie Novelization by Erica David (Sept. 9, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0553511109), ages 8–12. Five Ancestors Out of the Ashes by Jeff Stone concludes with Jackal (Sept. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375870200), ages 9–12. Recon Team Angel marches on with Ice War by Brian Falkner (Nov. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0449813034), ages 12–up. Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan (Sept. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375870439) is new to The Lynburn Legacy, ages 12–up. Gated gains Astray by Amy Christine Parker (Aug. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0449816028), ages 14–up.

Random House/Anchor


Precious Ramotswe Mysteries for Young Readers by Alexander McCall Smith picks up The Mystery of the Missing Lion (Oct. 21, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1101872024; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0804173278), ages 7–10.

Random House Australia

(dist. by IPG)

Jam for Nana by Deborah Kelly, illus. by Lisa Stewart (Sept. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0857980014). A girl goes to the ends of the earth to find real apricot jam for her beloved grandmother. Ages 5–7.

Billy Slater: Try Time (Nov. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0857982469) and Billy Slater: Banana Kick (Nov. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0857982667) launch a fiction series by an Australian rugby star. Ages 7–9.

Machine Wars by Michael Pryor (Oct. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0857982766) is a techno-thriller about a boy and his scientist mother outrunning super-intelligence. Ages 10–14.


Lulu Bell kicks off with six books about a spunky, animal-loving girl, beginning with Lulu Bell and the Birthday Unicorn by Belinda Murrell, illus. by Serena Geddes (Sept. 28, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1742758756), ages 6–8. Pearlie returns in 10 new adventures including Pearlie and the Cherry Blossom Fairy by Wendy Harmer, illus. by Gypsy Taylor (Nov. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1741663785), ages 7–9. You Choose continues with The Treasure of Dead Man’s Cove (Oct. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0857983831) and Mayhem at Magic School (Oct. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0857983848) by George Ivanoff, ages 8–10. And Caesar the War Dog carries on in Operation Pink Elephant by Stephen Dando-Collins (Nov. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-0857981684), ages 10–up.

Random House/Crown

Frostborn by Lou Anders (Aug. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385387781) is the debut of a Viking-inspired fantasy series starring a farm boy and his half-human, half-frost-giantess friend. Ages 8–12.

Kate the Great, Except When She’s Not by Suzy Becker (Aug. 5, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0385387422). This illustrated novel and series starter introduces Kate, a sassy flute-playing artist. Ages 8–12.

Thomas Jefferson: President and Philosopher by Jon Meacham (Sept. 9, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0385387491) is an illustrated edition of Meacham’s adult biography Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power. Ages 10–up.

On a Clear Day by Walter Dean Myers (Sept. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385387538). Teenage heroes decide that they are not too young or too powerless to change their world in this futuristic novel. Ages 12–up.

Random House/Delacorte

Nightmares! by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller, illus. by Karl Kwasny (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385744256), kicks off a middle-grade series about Charlie and his very big—and very real—nightmare problem. Ages 8–12.

Death by Toilet Paper by Donna Gephart (Aug. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385743990). A contest-crazed seventh grader uses his wits and way with words in hopes of winning a big cash prize to help his family avoid eviction. Ages 9–12.

Running Out of Night by Sharon Lovejoy (Nov. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385744096). A nameless, motherless Southern girl who is treated cruelly by her father and brothers sets off on a harrowing journey with a runaway slave. Ages 9–12.

Frozen in Time: Clarence Birdseye’s Outrageous Idea About Frozen Food by Mark Kurlansky (Nov. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385743884; paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0385372442) profiles adventurer and inventor Clarence Birdseye, whose fascination with food preservation led him to develop and patent the freezing process and start the company that bears his name. Ages 10–up.

Inside the Maze Runner: The Guide to the Glade (Aug. 5, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-0553511086) is a companion to the forthcoming film adaptation of The Maze Runner. Ages 12–up.

They All Fall Down by Roxanne St. Claire (Oct. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385742719). Kenzie’s life changes—and could be cut short—when she lands on the list of the prettiest girls in school. Ages 12–up.

Suspicion by Alexandra Monir (Dec. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385743891). Mystery and romance are at the heart of this thriller, a modern-day twist on Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca. Ages 12–up.

Very Bad Things by Susan McBride (Oct. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385737975). In this boarding school murder mystery, the girl who was photographed cheating with Kate’s boyfriend goes missing. Ages 12–up.

Autumn Falls by Bella Thorne (Nov. 11, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0385744331) begins a series by teenage actress Thorne that follows a girl who relocates to Florida after her father’s death. Ages 12–up.

Unbroken: An Olympian’s Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive by Laura Hillenbrand (Nov. 11, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0385742511). Hillenbrand adapts for young adults her bestselling biography of Louie Zamperini, who died in early July 2014 at age 97. Ages 12–up.

Trust Me, I’m Lying by Mary Elizabeth Summer (Oct. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385744065). A teen con artist tries to manage petty scams at her Chicago private school while solving the mystery of her father’s abduction. Ages 12–up.

For Real by Alison Cherry (Dec. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385742955). Two sisters bond in a reality-show race around the globe for a million-dollar prize. Ages 12–up.

I Love I Hate I Miss My Sister by Amelie Sarn, trans. by Y. Maudet (Aug. 5, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0385743761), offers a portrait of two Muslim siblings, once closely bonded, but now on divergent paths. Ages 14–up.

Like Water on Stone by Dana Walrath (Nov. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385743976). Three siblings are caught up in the horrific events of the Armenian genocide of 1915 in this blend of magical realism and free verse. Ages 14–up.

King Dork Approximately by Frank Portman (Dec. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385736183) is the sequel to 2006’s King Dork. Ages 14–up.

Little White Lies by Katie Dale (Dec. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385740678). When the secret that Christian has been hiding from his girlfriend is revealed in the media, she wonders whether she can trust him at all. Ages 14–up.

Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay (Dec. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385743228) is a romantic fantasy adventure with a feminist angle, featuring the fairy-blessed warrior princess Aurora, Sleeping Beauty’s daughter. Ages 14–up.


Mortality Doctrine by James Dashner continues with The Rule of Thoughts (Aug. 26, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0385741415), ages 12–up. Waterfall by Lauren Kate (Oct. 28, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0385742672) closes out the Teardrop series, ages 12–up. And Reckoners welcomes Firefight by Brandon Sanderson (Jan. 6, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0385743587), ages 12–up.

Random House/Disney


Disney Big Hero 6 adds Big Hero 6 Pictureback with Tattoos (Sept. 23, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0736432443), ages 3–7; Big Hero 6 Step into Reading (Sept. 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0736431897), ages 5–8; and Big Hero 6 Chapter Book (Sept. 23, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0736432436), ages 6–9. And Disney Frozen welcomes The Christmas Party by Andrea Posner-Sanchez (Sept. 9, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0736432795), ages 4–6, and Special Edition Junior Novelization (Sept. 9, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0736432962), ages 8–12.

Random House/Doubleday

Three Little Words by Clemency Pearce, illus. by Rosalind Beardshaw (Dec. 23, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0385370011), counts the ways that the words “I love you” can solve most every childhood concern. Ages 2–5.

The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night by Peter Spier (Sept. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385376167) showcases newly colored paintings more than 50 years after the book won the Caldecott Honor. Ages 3–7.

Honeyky Hanukah by Woody Guthrie, illus. by Dave Horowitz (Sept. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385379267), celebrates family, friends, food, and fun in observance of this holiday; includes CD of the song. Ages 3–7.

The Twelve Days of Christmas, illus. by LeUyen Pham (Sept. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385374132), features costumes, instruments, and traditions from around the globe. Ages 3–7.

Pretty Minnie in Paris by Danielle Steel, illus. by Kristi Valiant (Oct. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385370004), follows Minnie, a tiny Chihuahua with big style, out on the town in Paris. Ages 3–7.

Random House/Doubleday Canada

Walking Home by Eric Walters (Sept. 16, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0385681575). This story about a brother and sister’s brave journey to find a place to call home is set in both the wilds and slums of Kenya. Ages 12–up.

Random House/Golden Books

The Hug Book by Sue Fliess, illus. by Anne Kennedy (Dec. 23, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385379076), catalogues a variety of hugs that families and friends share. Ages 2–5.

The Nutcracker by Rita Balducci, illus. by Sheilah Beckett (Sept. 9, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385369930). This reissue features all-new illustrations by an artist who started illustrating Golden Books in the 1950s. Ages 2–5.

The Navy’s Night Before Christmas by Christine Ford and Trish Holland, illus. by John Manders (Sept. 9, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-0385369985). Inspired by Clement C. Moore’s Yuletide poem, and written for military families, this story features a visit from “the Santa of Sailors” to those who can’t be home for Christmas. Ages 4–8.

Everything I Need to Know About Christmas I Learned from a Little Golden Book (Sept. 9, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0553497359) and Everything I Need to Know About Love I Learned from a Little Golden Book (Dec. 23, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0553508758) offer advice about getting through the hectic holiday season, and matters of the heart, using characters in vintage Little Golden Books. Ages 12–up.


Richard Scarry continues with The Night Before the Night Before Christmas! by Richard Scarry (Sept. 9, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0385388047), ages 3–7. And Frosty the Snowman returns in Frosty the Snowman Big Golden Book by Suzy Capozzi, illus. by Fabio Laguna and Andrea Cagol (Sept. 9, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0385388771), ages 3–7.

Random House/Golden/Disney

(dist. by Random House)


Disney Frozen rolls along with A New Reindeer Friend (Sept. 9, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0736432955), ages 3–7. And Big Hero 6 offers Big Hero 6 Big Golden Book (Sept. 23, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0736431866), ages 5–9.

Random House/Knopf

All Aboard! by Rebecca Kai Dotlich, illus. by Mike Lowery (Sept. 23, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0385754200). Two kids become travel buddies as they watch cities, landscapes, and other trains rush by. Ages 2–5.

George in the Dark by Madeline Valentine (Nov. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0449813348). By day, George is brave, but in the dark, his room fills with terrifying things. Ages 3–7.

Superlove by Charise Mericle Harper, illus. by Mark Chambers (Dec. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375869235). A girl decides to stage a wedding between her stuffed animal, Mr. Mittens, and her cat. Ages 5–8.

Hermelin the Detective Mouse by Mini Grey (Aug. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385754330) stars a mystery-solving mouse. Ages 5–8.

Miss Brooks’ Story Nook (Where Tales Are Told and Ogres Are Welcome) by Barbara Bottner, illus. by Michael Emberley (Aug. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0449813287), demonstrates how the right made-up tale helps one girl rewrite her real life. Ages 5–9.

Remy and Lulu by Kevin Hawkes, illus. by Hawkes and Hannah Harrison (Sept. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0449810859). A top hat–wearing dog and her painter owner become the toast of Paris. Ages 5–9.

Leontyne Price: Voice of a Century by Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Raúl Colón (Dec. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375856068), is a picture book biography of this opera star, the first black singer to perform on television in the U.S. Ages 5–9.

365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne’s Book of Precepts by R.J. Palacio (Aug. 26, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0553499049) features tenets for each day of the year from such notable figures as Anne Frank and Confucius, and from more than 100 Wonder readers. Ages 8–12.

Thomas Paine: Crusader for Liberty: How One Man’s Ideas Helped Form a New Nation by Albert Marrin (Nov. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375866746) illustrates the hardships and significance of a man’s beliefs and its influence on our nation. Ages 10–up.

The Walk On (The Triple Threat, Book 1) by John Feinstein (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385753463) kicks off a new series featuring a talented, multisport eighth-grade athlete. Ages 10–up.

Skink—No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen (Sept. 23, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0375870514). The author introduces the offbeat ex-governor character from his adult books to younger readers, in this thriller set in the Florida wilderness. Ages 12–up.

Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina by Michaela and Elaine DePrince (Oct. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385755115) is the memoir of a young dancer who escaped orphanhood in war-torn Sierra Leone for the heights of American ballet. Ages 12–up.

Now That You’re Here (Duplexity, Part I) by Amy K. Nichols (Dec. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385753890). Danny is jolted into a parallel world, where he finds himself falling for Eevee, the science geek he kissed once in his world. Ages 12–up.

FDR and the American Crisis by Albert Marrin (Dec. 23, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-0385753593) is a biography of the president who led the U.S. through the Great Depression and WWII. Ages 12–up.

The Bodies We Wear by Jeyn Roberts (Sept. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385754125). Faye is determined to take revenge on the men who destroyed her life and murdered her best friend. Ages 14–up.


The Flying Beaver Brothers sail on with The Flying Beaver Brothers and the Hot Air Baboons (Aug. 5, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0385754668), ages 6–9. Supers of Noble Green ends with Villainous by Matthew Cody (Aug. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385754897), ages 8–12. Mister Max by Cynthia Voigt, illus. by Iacopo Bruno, picks up The Book of Secrets (Sept. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0307976840), ages 8–12. Sammy Keyes wraps up with Sammy Keyes and the Kiss Goodbye by Wendelin Van Draanen (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375870552), ages 10–up. And Shadowfell concludes with The Caller by Juliet Marillier (Sept. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375869563), ages 12–up.

Random House/Lamb

The Islands at the End of the World by Austin Aslan (Aug. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385744027) is a survival story set in Hawaii. Ages 12–up.

Hunt for the Bamboo Rat by Graham Salisbury (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375842665). Based on a true story, this book tells how Zenji, 17, is sent from Hawaii to the Philippines to spy on the Japanese during WWII. Ages 12–up.

Nest by Esther Ehrlich (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385386074). In this debut set in 1972, a family’s cozy home is disrupted when the mother develops symptoms of a serious disease. Ages 8–12.

Random House/Schwartz & Wade

Here Is the Baby by Polly Kanevsky, illus. by Taeeun Yoo (Sept. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375867316) chronicles the day from Mama’s first kiss in the morning to Daddy’s last kiss at bedtime. Ages 2–5.

I Know a Bear by Mariana Ruiz Johnson (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385386142) gently poses questions about life in a zoo versus life in the wild. Ages 3–7.

Forget Me Not by Nancy Van Laan, illus. by Stephanie Graegin (Aug. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0449815434). A girl comes to terms with her beloved grandmother’s gradual decline into Alzheimer’s disease. Ages 4–8.

While You Were Napping by Jenny Offill, illus. by Barry Blitt (Sept. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375865725). A sister tells her younger brother about all the amazing things he missed while he was taking a nap. Ages 4–8.

Albie’s First Word: A Tale Inspired by Albert Einstein’s Childhood by Jacqueline Tourville, illus. by Wynne Evans (Oct. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0307978936). This historical tale reminds readers that some children just develop differently than others. Ages 4–8.

Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle by George Hagen, illus. by Scott Bakal (Aug. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385371032). The magical bond between a boy and a raven enables them to become one being and solve a series of riddles that lead to the boy’s missing father. Ages 9–12.

My Brother’s Shadow by Tom Avery (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385384872). A girl suffering from terrible grief befriends a mysterious wild boy. Ages 9–12.

Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling by Lucy Frank (Aug. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0307979742). This novel-in-verse follows the unfolding friendship between two very different teen girls who share a hospital room and an illness. Ages 12–up.


Alvin Ho is back in Alvin Ho: Allergic to the Great Wall, the Forbidden Palace, and Other Tourist Attractions by Lenore Look, illus. by LeUyen Pham (Aug. 5, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0385369725), ages 6–9. And Step into Reading, Level 1, presents Rocket’s 100th Day of School by Tad Hills (Dec. 23, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0385390958), ages 6–9.

ReadZone Books

(dist. by IPG)


Redstarts adds Mouse in the House (Sept. 28, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1783224166) and Pig in Love (Sept. 28, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1783221424) by Vivian French, illus. by Tim Archbold; Croc by the Rock by Hilary Robinson, illus. by Mike Gordon (Sept. 28, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1783221431), and The Cat in the Coat by Vivian French, illus. by Alison Bartlett (Sept. 28, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1783221400), ages 5–7. New ReadZone Picture Books are Fred and Finn by Madeline Goodey, illus. by Mike Gordon (Oct. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1783224210), Terry the Flying Turtle by Anna Wilson, illus. by Mike Gordon (Oct. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1783224500), and Hoppy Ever After by Alan Durant, illus. by Sue Mason (Oct. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1783224227), ages 5–8. Swifts gains The Flamingo Who Forgot by Alan Durant, illus. by Franco Rivoli (Nov. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1783220342), and The One that Got Away by Paul Harrison, illus. by Tim Archbold (Nov. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1783220373), and The Perfect Prince (Nov. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1783220380) and Space Cadets to the Rescue (Nov. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1783220397) by Paul Harrison, illus. by Sue Mason, ages 5–8. And On Target takes aim with Off the Rails by Anne Rooney (Sept. 28, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1783220816), ages 10–up.

Red Chair Press

(dist. by Lerner)


Family Snaps welcomes Rice and Beans (Sept. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1939656636) and I’m Not Moving! (Sept. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1939656643) by Wiley Blevins, illus. by Mattia Cerato; and Sheep in the Closet (Sept. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1939656629) and Mom’s New Friend (Sept. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1939656612) by Mattia Cerato, ages 5–8. Start Smart: Health by Rachelle Kreisman, illus. by Tim Haggerty, presents What’s That Smell? A Kids’ Guide to Keeping Clean (Sept. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1937529666), Back Off, Sneezy! A Kids’ Guide to Staying Well (Sept. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1937529680), You Want Me to Eat That? A Kids’ Guide to Eating Right (Sept. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1937529703), and Start Sweating! A Kids’ Guide to Keeping Clean (Sept. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1937529666), Back Off, Sneezy! A Kids’ Guide to Staying Well (Sept. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1937529680), You Want Me to Eat That? A Kids’ Guide to Eating Right (Sept. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1937529703), and Start Sweating! A Kids’ Guide to Being Active (Sept. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1937529642), ages 6–9. And Setting the Stage for Fluency greets six new titles including La Llorona: Retelling a Mexican Legend by Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin, illus. by Siri Weber Feeney (Sept. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1939656131), ages 9–12.

Running Press Kids

(dist. by Perseus)

Oh My, Oh No! by Lisa Charrier, illus. by Agnes Domergue (Sept. 23, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-0762454099). A girl wants to be just like Mommy. Ages 2–6.

Frank by Connah Brecon (Sept. 30, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0762454235). A bear whose tall tale–worthy excuses for being late end up being true saves his classroom from the Lizard King. Ages 3–7.

Blackfin Sky by Kat Ellis (Sept. 2, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0762454013). Skylar shows up at school just like any other morning, and discovers that the whole town thinks she drowned three months earlier. Ages 13–up.

Press Play by Eric Devine (Oct. 28, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0762455126). A teen captures footage of violent hazing by his high school’s championship-winning lacrosse team. Ages 14–up.


Alvin and the Chipmunks adds It’s Show Time! With Sound and Music by Ross Bagdasarian, Janice Karman (Sept. 23, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0762451913), ages 4–8. Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz issues Be Joyful: Peanuts Wisdom to Carry You Through (Sept. 23, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-0762447190), Be Loving: Peanuts Wisdom to Carry You Through (Dec. 23, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-0762454914), and Be Awesome: Peanuts Wisdom to Carry You Through (Nov. 25, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-0762455935), ages 4–up. And The Opal Crown by Jenny Lundquist (Oct. 28, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0762454228) joins The Princess in the Opal Mask, ages 13–up.