7th Generation

(dist. by Orca)


The PathFinders hi-lo series written by Native authors greets Billy Buckhorn: Abnormal by Gary Robinson (Sept. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1939053077) and No Name by Tim Tingle (Sept. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1939053060), ages 12–16.



Eight new entries join the Red Rhino hi-lo series, including Sky Watchers by Vicki Hayes (Sept. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1622508983) and The Gift by Jim Westcott (Sept. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1622508952), ages 9–12. The Cap Central series by Leslie McGill, starring a group of juniors at a Washington, D.C., high school, kicks off with Fighter (Sept. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1622507054) and two other titles, ages 15–18.

The Gravel Road series of realistic novels continues with Teeny Little Grief Machines (Sept. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1622508839) and Otherwise (Sept. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1622508914) by Linda Oatman High, ages 15–18. And Stripped, a hi-lo flipbook series by Jeff Gottesfeld featuring two different stories per volume, adds four titles beginning with Stripped (Sept. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1622507689), ages 15–18.

Sasquatch/Little Bigfoot

(dist. by Random House)

Fox on the Loose! by Matthew Porter (Oct. 14, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1570619281). When the fox sneaks into the barnyard, the chicks start a cheeping chain reaction. Up to age 3.

Scarletta Kids

(dist. by PGW)


Monster & Me gains Monster Needs a Christmas Tree by Paul Czajak, illus. by Wendy Grieb (Sept. 2, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1938063466), ages 2–6.


Hope for Winter: The True Story of a Remarkable Dolphin Friendship by David Yates and Craig Hatkoff (Aug. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0545750370; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0545686693) is the story of a rescued baby dolphin named Hope. Ages 4–8.

Awkward! Your Stars’ Oops, Goofs and Blushes (Aug. 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545668385) catalogues young celebrities’ embarrassing moments at school. Ages 6–8.

Ripley’s Special Edition 2015 (Aug. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545681629) captures another year’s worth of offbeat information from Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Ages 8–12.

Ever After High: Yearbook (Aug. 26, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0545723688) introduces characters from the Mattel property and book series featuring a magical boarding school for fairy tale legends’ children. Ages 8–12.

Star Wars Rebels: Head to Head by Pablo Hidalgo (Aug. 26, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0545746427) compares characters and their gear from the Star Wars universe. Ages 8–12.


Clifford is back in Clifford Visits the Zoo by Norman Bridwell (Aug. 26, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0545668965), up to age 3. Lego Duplo gains Animal Sounds (Aug. 26, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0545746977), up to age 3. Scholastic Reader, Level 1, continues with The Sea Monster: A Steve and Wessley Reader by Jennifer E. Morris (Aug. 26, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0545614825) and Biggety Bat: Hot Diggety, It’s Biggety! by Ann Ingalls, illus. by Aaron Zenz (Aug. 26, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0545662635), ages 4–7. New Lego: The Lego Movie tie-ins include UniKitty: A Cuckoo Adventure by Samantha Brooke (Aug. 26, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0545795418), ages 4–8. Lego City adds Mystery on the Lego Express by Trey King (Aug. 26, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0545603669), ages 4–8. Tie-ins to the Annie feature film are Movie Reader (Oct. 21, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0545797528), ages 4–8, and The Junior Novel (Oct. 21, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0545797511), ages 7–10.

Branches continues with Kung Pow Chicken #4: Heroes on the Side by Cyndi Marko (Nov. 25, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0545610773; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545610742) and Princess Pink and the Land of Fake-Believe #2: Little Red Quacking Hood by Noah Z. Jones (Aug. 26, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0545638425; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545638418), ages 5–7. Other Branches titles include Dragon Masters #1: Rise of the Earth Dragon (Aug. 26, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0545646246; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545646239) and Dragon Masters #2: Saving the Sun Dragon (Nov. 25, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0545646260; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545646253) by Tracey West, illus. by Graham Howells; Eerie Elementary #2: The Locker Ate Lucy! by Jack Chabert, illus. by Sam Ricks (Aug. 26, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0545623964; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545623957); The Notebook of Doom #5: Whack of the P-Rex by Troy Cummings (Aug. 26, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0545698962; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545698955); and Monkey Me #4: Monkey Me and the School Ghost by Timothy Roland (Sept. 30, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0545559904; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545559898), ages 6–8.

Scholastic Reader, Level 2, grows with Flash Forward Fairy Tales: Snow White and the Seven Dogs by Cari Meister, illus. by Erica-Jane Waters (Aug. 26, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0545565691), and Tales of the Time Dragon #2: Racing the Waves by Robert Neubecker (Aug. 26, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0545549042), ages 6–8. I Survived issues I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79 by Lauren Tarshis (Aug. 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545459396), ages 7–10. Lego Legends of Chima offers A New Enemy by Greg Farshtey (Aug. 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545695268), ages 7–10. Joining Lego Ninjago is Hack Attack! Sticker Activity Book (Oct. 21, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0545685818), ages 7–10. Lego Star Wars welcomes Yoda’s Secret Missions by Ace Landers (Aug. 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545657006), ages 7–10.

Captain Underpants sails along with Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000 by Dav Pilkey (Aug. 26, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0545504904), ages 8–12. Eternity by Matt de la Peña (Aug. 26, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0545665353) joins Infinity Ring, ages 8–12. Minecraft greets Combat Handbook: An Official Mojang Book (Aug. 26, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0545685160) and Construction Handbook: An Official Mojang Book (Sept. 30, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0545685177), ages 8–12. New to Spirit Animals is Against the Tide by Tui T. Sutherland (Sept. 30, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0545522472), ages 8–12. And The 39 Clues: Unstoppable returns with Flashpoint by Gordon Korman (Aug. 26, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0545521475), ages 8–12.

Scholastic/Blue Sky

If Kids Ran the World by Leo and Diane Dillon (Aug. 26, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0545441964). The Dillons’ final collaboration features a cast of diverse children happily helping others. All ages.

Buried Sunlight: How Fossil Fuels Have Changed the Earth by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm (Sept. 30, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0545577854) explores how we use coal, oil, and gas, and what it means for the planet. Ages 4–8.


Sweet Child of Mine: A Caroline Jayne Church Treasury by Caroline Jayne Church (Aug. 26, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0545647717) pays tribute to the enduring love of a parent. Up to age 3.

What’s in My Truck? by Linda Bleck (Aug. 26, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0545535250) lets readers peek under flaps to see the things that trucks can carry. Ages 2–4.

Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel! by Shahar Kober (Aug. 26, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545533645) introduces the Hanukkah song in a dreidel-shaped book. Ages 2–4.

Eight Jolly Reindeer by Ilanit Oliver, illus. by Jacqueline Rogers (Sept. 30, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0545651455), is a shaped holiday board book with tabs and glitter. Ages 2–4.

Thanksgiving for Emily Ann by Teresa Johnston, illus. by Vanessa Brantley-Newton (Aug. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545773706; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0545434133), celebrates Thanksgiving in a rhyming story about family and togetherness. Ages 3–5.


There Was an Old Lady by Lucille Colandro, illus. by Jared D. Lee, delivers There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly! (Aug. 26, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0545682923), ages 3–5. And Fly Guy buzzes along with Fly Guy’s Amazing Tricks by Tedd Arnold (Aug. 26, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-0545493291), ages 4–8.

Scholastic/Chicken House

My Friend the Enemy by Daniel Smith (Aug. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0545665421). Peter feels compelled to help a wounded German pilot, but he doesn’t want to be a traitor to his father, who is off fighting the Nazis. Ages 8–12.

Breaking Butterflies by M. Anjelais (Aug. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0545667661) is a twisted tale of first love, a frightening illness, and innocence lost. Ages 14–up.

Taken by David Massey (Aug. 26, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0545661287). Six extreme athletes attempting to sail around the world are taken hostage by pirates off the coast of Africa. Ages 14–up.


Bird & Squirrel on Ice by James Burks (Sept. 30, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0545563185). A comic duo crash-lands in the South Pole during a blizzard. Ages 7–10.

Sisters by Raina Telgemeier (Aug. 26, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-0545540599; paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-0545540605) is the companion to the author’s graphic memoir, Smile. Ages 8–12.


Amulet adds Escape from Lucien by Kazu Kibuishi (Aug. 26, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0545433150), ages 8–12.


Star Wars Rebels: Be a “Trooper!” Draw Right Inside This Book (Oct. 15, kit, $16.99, 978-0545703246) offers instructions on creating characters from the new animated TV series and includes such tools as paper, colored pencils, and an eraser. Ages 8–up.

LEGO Chain Reactions: Design and Build Amazing Moving Machines by Pat Murphy and the Scientists of Klutz Labs (Oct. 15, kit, $21.99, 978-0545703307) allows readers to build nine machines that swing, bounce, spring, and teach them about physics, using the 64-page book of instruction, 33 LEGO pieces and other components. Ages 8–up.

Loop Loom: Make Super-Stretchy Beaded Bracelets by Anne Akers Johnson (Oct. 15, kit, $21.99, 978-0545703185) is a new spin on the rubber-band-bracelet craze, using an exclusive one-handed loom and a continuous piece of stretchy cord. Ages 8–up.

Mini Pom-Pom Pets: Make Your Own Fuzzy Friends by April Chorba (Oct. 15, kit, $19.99, 978-0545703192) shows kids how to create colorful critters by wrapping, tying, snipping, and decorating yarn. Ages 8–up.

String Art: Turn String and Pins into Works of Art (Oct. 15, kit, $19.99, 978-0545703215) provides creative techniques and all the supplies needed to create masterpieces with string. Ages 10–up.


I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel by Caryn Yacowitz, illus. by David Slonim (Aug. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0439915304), puts a holiday spin on the traditional song. Ages 4–8.

Finding Ruby Starling by Karen Rivers (Aug. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545534796). While searching for photos of herself online, Ruby finds someone who may be her separated-at-birth twin sister. Ages 10–14.

If You’re Reading This by Trent Reedy (Aug. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0545433426) is the story of a son reconnecting with the father he lost in Afghanistan via the letters the father arranged to have sent after his death. Ages 12–up.

Love Is the Drug by Alaya Dawn Johnson (Sept. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0545417815) is a mystery set in an elite Washington, D.C., boarding school involving conspiracy and a flu epidemic. Ages 14–up.


The Night Parade by Lily Roscoe, illus. by David Walker (Aug. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545396233) is a whimsical bedtime story. Up to age 3.

Roc and Roe’s Twelve Days of Christmas by Nick Cannon, illus. by AG Ford (Oct. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0545519502). Characterizations of Cannon’s real-life twins, Roc (Moroccan) and Roe (Monroe), put a spin on the carol. Ages 3–5.

Noodle Magic by Roseanne Greenfield Thong, illus. by Meilo So (Nov. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0545521673). Grandpa Tu shares his secrets for making his special noodles with granddaughter Mei. Ages 4–8.


Can’t Look Away by Donna Cooner (Aug. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0545427654). A popular teen vlogger struggles with the death of her sister. Ages 12–up.

Famous Last Words by Katie Alender (Sept. 30, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0545639972). Willa wonders if her strange visions are connected to the killer loose in L.A. who re-enacts famous movie murder scenes. Ages 12–up.


Kinda Like Brothers by Coe Booth (Aug. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0545224963). Jarrett doesn’t trust Kevon, but he has to share a room with him anyway. Ages 8–12.

Bombay Blues by Tanuja Desai Hidier (Aug. 26, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0545384780) is the follow-up to 2002’s Born Confused. Ages 14–up.

Scholastic Nonfiction

Dolphins & Whales in a Box (Aug. 26, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0545681636) and Dinosaurs in a Box (Aug. 26, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0545681766) by Gina Shaw pair fiction, nonfiction, and activities on these subjects. Ages 5–8.

Football Superstars 2014 (Aug. 26, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0545722193) highlights 2014’s professional football stars. Ages 6–8.

101 Hidden Animals by Melvin Berger and Gilda Berger (Aug. 26, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0545670166) shows how mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, and insects blend into their habitats. Ages 7–10.

Football: Dynamic Duos by K.C. Kelley (Aug. 26, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0545722186) spotlights professional players. Ages 7–10.

Superstars of History by Jacob Field, illus. by Simon Basher (Aug. 26, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0545680240), provides facts about historical figures. Ages 8–12.

Bone Collection: Skulls by Rob Scott Colson (Aug. 26, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-0545724579) showcases animal skulls. Ages 8–12.

Scholastic Almanac for Kids 2015 (Aug. 26, paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-0545679497) is updated with new facts and stats. Ages 8–12.

Scholastic Book of World Records 2015 by Jenifer Corr Morse (Oct. 21, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-0545679503) collects the latest record-breaking achievements. Ages 8–12.

Scholastic Year in Sports 2015 by James Buckley Jr. (Nov. 25, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0545679534) focuses on athletic feats. Ages 8–12.

World’s Scariest Prisons by Sean Callery (Aug. 26, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0545680233) features photos and stories from the Bastille, the Tower of London, and others. Ages 10–14.


Magic School Bus 3-D welcomes Journey Through the Solar System by Joanna Cole and Mary Kay Carson, illus. by Bruce Degen (Aug. 26, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0545673525), ages 4–8. Scholastic Discover More Reader Level 2 ramps up with Military Vehicles by Jack Wesley (Aug. 26, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0545673518), ages 6–8.

Scholastic Reader Level 2 picks up Magic School Bus: Ocean Adventure by Joanna Cole and Mary Kay Carson, illus. by Bruce Degen (Aug. 26, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0545679541), ages 6–8. And Scholastic Reader Level 3 greets When I Grow Up: Sonia Sotomayor (Aug. 26, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0545664790) and When I Grow Up: Benjamin Franklin (Aug. 26, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0545664776) by Annmarie Anderson, illus. by Gerald Kelley, ages 6–8.

Scholastic Paperbacks


Blizzard Night by Marlane Kennedy (Oct. 21, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545530484) is a new Disaster Strikes title, ages 7–10. Geronimo Stilton Cavemice issues Don’t Wake the Dinosaur! by Geronimo Stilton (Oct. 21, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0545656030), ages 7–10. Joining Puppy Powers is Hide and Go Fetch by Kristin Earhart (Oct. 21, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545617628), ages 7–10. Rainbow Magic gains The Ultimate Fairy Guide by Daisy Meadows (Aug. 26, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0545622172), ages 7–10. Natalie, the Christmas Stocking Fairy by Daisy Meadows (Sept. 30, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0545605403) is a new Rainbow Magic Special Edition, ages 7–10. Secret Kingdom greets Magic Mountain by Rosie Banks (Sept. 30, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545535571), ages 7–10. The Puppy Place by Ellen Miles continues with Zipper (Aug. 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545603812) and Cooper (Oct. 21, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545603829), ages 7–10. Thea Stilton stars in Thea Stilton and the Missing Myth by Thea Stilton (Nov. 25, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0545656016), ages 7–10. Thea Stilton Special Edition offers The Secret of the Snow by Thea Stilton (Sept. 30, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0545656054), ages 7–10.

Charmed Life welcomes Hannah’s Bright Star by Lisa Schroeder (Oct. 21, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0545603799), ages 8–12. Everyday Angel adds Second Chances by Victoria Schwab (Aug. 26, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0545528474), ages 8–12. Goosebumps Most Wanted Special Edition offers The 12 Screams of Christmas by R.L. Stine (Sept. 30, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0545627771), ages 8–12. Grimmtastic Girls continues with Rapunzel Cuts Loose by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams (Sept. 30, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0545519861), ages 8–12. I Am welcomes LeBron James by Grace Norwich (Aug. 26, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0545673501), ages 8–12. Stay Alive rolls on with Flood by Joseph Monninger (Sept. 30, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0545563598), ages 8–12. The Haunted Museum adds The Phantom Music Box by Suzanne Weyn (Aug. 26, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0545588454), ages 8–12. Tides of War #1: Blood in the Water by C. Alexander London (Aug. 26, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0545662987) launches an adventure series based on a real U.S. Navy program, ages 10–14. Geronimo Stilton and the Kingdom of Fantasy issues The Search for Treasure by Geronimo Stilton (Aug. 26, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0545656047), ages 7–10. And Geronimo Stilton takes center stage in The Super Chef Contest by Geronimo Stilton (Sept. 30, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0545656009), ages 7–10.

Scholastic Press

Max and the Won’t Go to Bed Show by Mark Sperring, illus. by Sarah Warburton (Sept. 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545708227), features a bedtime magic show. Ages 3–5.

Hot Rod Hamster and the Wacky Whatever Race! by Cynthia Lord, illus. by Derek Anderson (Aug. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545694421; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0545626781), launches an early reader series starring the adventurous rodent. Ages 4–8.

The Cat, the Dog, Little Red, the Exploding Eggs, the Wolf, and Grandma by Diane Fox, illus. by Christyan Fox (Aug. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545694810), delivers a twist on “Little Red Riding Hood.” Ages 4–8.

My Grandfather’s Coat by Jim Aylesworth, illus. by Barbara McClintock (Oct. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0439925457), is a rendition of a folksong about an oft-recycled coat. Ages 4–8.

Shelter Pet Squad #1: Jelly Bean by Cynthia Lord, illus. by Erin McGuire (Aug. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545635967 paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0545635974), launches an illustrated chapter book series in which a group of kids find the perfect homes for animals in need. Ages 6–8.

The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare (Sept. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0545522250) kicks off a series about a boy who tries and fails to avoid the Magisterium, the magic school his father warned him to stay away from. Ages 8–12.

The Zero Degree Zombie Zone by Patrik Henry Bass, illus. by Jerry Craft (Aug. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545132107; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0545132114). In this action-fantasy series launch, fourth-grader Bakari Katari Johnson finds a ring with magical powers. Ages 8–12.

The Badger Knight by Kathryn Erskine (Aug. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0545464420) features a sickly boy’s epic journey through England and Scotland during medieval times. Ages 8–12.

A Million Ways Home by Dianna Dorisi Winget (Aug. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545667067) focuses on love, loss, and the unlikely places we may find a home. Ages 8–12.

Dash by Kirby Larson (Aug. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545416351). A Japanese-American girl is separated from her dog upon being sent to an internment camp during WWII. Ages 8–12.

The Madman of Piney Woods by Christopher Paul Curtis (Sept. 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545156646). This companion to Elijah of Buxton is set in a settlement of runaway slaves in Canada. Ages 8–12.

Unstoppable Octobia May by Sharon Flake (Sept. 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545609609). Octobia is curious about the people who live in her auntie’s boarding house in this mystery set in the 1950s. Ages 8–12.

The Angel Tree by Daphne Benedis-Grab (Sept. 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545613781) is a Christmas mystery and friendship story. Ages 8–12.

Secret of the Mountain Dog by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel (Oct. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545603690). When a mysterious dog shows up at Jax’s door, she gains a friend and embarks on a dangerous adventure. Ages 8–12.

The Book of Bad Things by Dan Poblocki (Aug. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545645539). One kid’s trash is another kid’s terror in this supernatural mystery. Ages 10–14.

Faces of the Dead by Suzanne Weyn (Aug. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0545425315). When the daughter of Marie Antoinette slips into the streets of Paris during the French Revolution, she finds a world much darker than she’s ever known. Ages 12–up.

The Only Thing to Fear by Caroline Tung Richmond (Sept. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0545629881) is set in a world in which Hitler won WWII. Ages 12–up.

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater (Oct. 21, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0545424967) is the third entry in the Raven Cycle. Ages 14–up.


I Survived adds I Survived True Stories: Five Epic Disasters by Lauren Tarshis (Sept. 30, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0545782241), ages 7–10. Starring Jules revs up with Third Grade Debut by Beth Ain (Aug. 26, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0545443586), ages 7–10. Meet the Bigfeet by Kevin Sherry (Sept. 30, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0545556170) is the first volume in The Yeti Files, ages 7–10.

Mutation by Roland Smith (Sept. 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545081801) concludes the Cryptid Hunters series, ages 8–12. Spirit Animals continues with Special Edition: Tales of the Great Beasts by Brandon Mull, Nick Eliopulos, and others (Oct. 21, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0545695169), ages 8–12. Vietnam marches on with Walking Wounded by Chris Lynch (Oct. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0545640138), ages 10–14. And World War II offers Dead in the Water by Chris Lynch (Sept. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0545522984), ages 10–14.

Scholastic Library Publishing/Children’s Press


Among the four new Rookie Toddler books is I Am Bigger Than... (Sept. 1, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-0531204924), up to age 3. Rookie Read-About American Symbols continues with seven new titles including The White House by Lisa Herrington (Sept. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-0531218402), ages 3–6. Rookie Read-About Science: It’s a Good Thing introduces seven volumes including It’s a Good Thing There Are Bees by Lisa Herrington (Sept. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-0531228319), ages 3–6. And Real Bios by Marie Morreale adds Ariana Grande (Sept. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0531212721), LeBron James (Sept. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0531212738), and Ed Sheeran (Sept. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0531212745), ages 9–11.

Scholastic Library Publishing/Franklin Watts


You Wouldn’t Want to Live Without... rolls along with six new volumes including You Wouldn’t Want to Live Without Toilets by Fiona MacDonald, illus. by David Antram (Sept. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0531213063), ages 8–up.

Second Story Press

(dist. by Orca)

The Magician of Auschwitz by Kathy Kacer, illus. by Gillian Newland (Sept. 15, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1927583463). The true story of how a Jewish boy’s life was changed because of another prisoner, who perfomed magic for the guards. Ages 7–8.

Our Heroes: How Kids Are Making a Difference by Janet Wilson (Sept. 15, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1927583418) profiles 10 children from around the globe whose actions have made the world a better place. Ages 7–12.

Abby’s Fabulous Season by Alain Bergeron (Oct. 15, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1927583470). Nine-year-old Abby Hoffman manages to bluff her way onto a boys’ hockey team in 1955. Ages 8–11.

Because I Am a Girl: I Can Change the World by Rosemary McCarney and Jen Albaugh (Oct. 11, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1927583449) explores the work of a global initiative aimed at ending gender inequality and lifting millions of girls out of poverty. Ages 9–13.


The Rachel trilogy closes out with Rachel’s Hope by Shelly Sanders (Sept. 15, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1927583425), ages 12–up.

The Secret Mountain

(dist. by IPG)

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by Alan Mills, illus. by Pishier, performed by Emilie Clepper and Thomas Hellman (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-2924217238), collects the title tune and 11 other Mills songs on an accompanying CD. Ages 5–7.

Seven Stories Press/Triangle Square

(dist. by Random House)

The Story of Hurry by Emma Williams, illus. by Ibrahim Quraishi (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1609805890). In the heart of the Israeli-Palestine conflict, a young man creates the Happy Land Zoo by dyeing local donkeys to look like zebras. Ages 3–7.

Misdirected by Ali Berman (Nov. 25, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1609805739). When 15-year-old Ben moves to a small conservative town, his atheism makes him an outcast and a target of bullies. Ages 12–up.

Shanghai Press/Better Link

The Sheep Beauty: A Story in English and Chinese by Li Jian, trans. by Yijin Wert (Sept. 16, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1602209886). A village doctor rescues an injured sheep who transforms into a lovely girl and saves the day. Ages 4–8.

Ming’s Adventure on the Great Wall of China by Li Jian, trans. by Yijin Wert (Sept. 16, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1602209879). Ming and his grandfather get lost on a visit to the Great Wall. Ages 4–8.

Silver Dolphin

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Play-Doh continues with Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Kara Kenna (Aug. 12, board book, $14.95, ISBN 978-1607109181), ages 2–up. Joining Play-Doh Hands on Learning is On the Go by Susan Amerikaner, illus. by Kara Kenna (Aug. 12, kit, $14.95, ISBN 978-1607108146), ages 3–up. Friendship Tales adds Bobby Bear and the Honeybees by Maurice Pledger (Oct. 14, board book, $10.95, ISBN 978-1626861893), ages 3–up. Junior Builder presents Rescue Vehicles by Chris Oxlade, illus. by Gareth Llewhellin (Oct. 14, kit, $16.95, ISBN 978-1626862029), and Baby Animals by Camilla de la Bedoyere, illus. by Sophie Rohrbach (Oct. 14, kit, $16.95, ISBN 978-1626862036), ages 5–up. Smithsonian Young Explorers gains Dinosaurs (Aug. 12, kit, $18.95, ISBN 978-1626861459) and Oceans (Aug. 12, kit, $18.95, ISBN 978-1626861466) by Ruth Strother, illus. by John Francis, ages 6–up.

Field Guides greets The Field Guide to Ocean Animals by Phyllis Perry, illus. by Roger Hall and Ryan Hobson (Sept. 9, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1626860063), and The Field Guide to Dinosaurs by Nancy Honovich (Sept. 9, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1626860049), ages 8–up. New to Slide and Discover are Human Body by Barbara Taylor (Nov. 11, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1607108108) and Dinosaur Atlas by Jen Green (Nov. 11, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1607108092), ages 7–up. And Smithsonian Discover ramps up with Flight by Ruth T. Brown (Sept. 9, spiral bound, $16.95, ISBN 978-1626861626) and Space by Denise Baggett (Sept. 9, spiral bound, $16.95, ISBN 978-1626861619), ages 8–up.

Simon & Schuster

Me & Dog by Gene Weingarten, illus. by Eric Shansby (Sept. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442494138), is a friendship story about a boy and his pet. Ages 4–8.

The Christmas Show by Rebecca Patterson (Sept. 30, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1481401142). The Christmas pageant doesn’t go quite as planned. Ages 4–8.

A Little Women Christmas by Heather Vogel Frederick, illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline (Sept. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442413597), features a holiday scene from Louisa May Alcott’s novel. Ages 4–8.

Uncle Si the Christmas Elf: Work Hard, Nap Hard by Si Robertson and Ashley Howard Nelson, illus. by Stephen Gilpin (Oct. 14, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-1481418218), is a holiday book-and-doll set inspired by Robertson, a star of TV’s Duck Dynasty. Ages 4–8.

Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms by Katherine Rundell (Aug. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442490611). Wilhelmina, used to living half-wild on an African farm, has trouble adjusting to an English boarding school. Ages 8–12.

Space Case by Stuart Gibbs (Sept. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442494862). This murder mystery on the moon begins the Moon Base Alpha series. Ages 8–12.

Ali: An American Champion by Barry Denenberg (Sept. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1481401418) interweaves boxer Muhammad Ali’s life story with key moments in U.S. history. Ages 8–12.

The Troubles of Johnny Cannon by Isaiah Campbell (Oct. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1481400039). Johnny faces considerable problems on all fronts—family, friends, an indifferent crush—in turbulent 1960s Alabama. Ages 8–12.

Absolutely Truly: A Pumpkin Falls Mystery by Heather Vogel Frederick (Nov. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442429727). An unsent letter in a first edition of Charlotte’s Web leads to a hunt for treasure in this middle-grade mystery. Ages 8–12.

UnDivided by Neal Shusterman (Oct. 14, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1481409759) concludes the Unwind Dystology. Ages 12–up.

Play Me Backwards by Adam Selzer (Aug. 26, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1481401029). A committed slacker enlists the help of his best friend, who may or may not be the devil, to get his act together. Ages 14–up.

100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith (Sept. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442444959). Teenage Finn tries to prove he’s more than a character in his father’s cult-classic book. Ages 14–up.

Sealed with a Lie by Kat Carlton (Sept. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1481400527). In this sequel to the romantic spy-thriller Two Lies and a Spy, Kari must race the clock on a mission to save her little brother. Ages 14–up.

Ashes to Ashes by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian (Sept. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442440814) wraps up the Burn for Burn trilogy. Ages 14–up.

Winterspell by Claire Legrand (Sept. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442465985) is a reimagining of The Nutcracker. Ages 14–up.

Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick (Oct. 7, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1442474260) is a romantic thriller set in the mountains of Wyoming. Ages 14–up.


Jon Scieszka’s Trucktown revs up with Race from A to Z by Jon Scieszka, illus. by David Gordon, David Shannon, and Loren Long (Oct. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1416941361), ages 4–8. Revealed by Margaret Peterson Haddix (Sept. 2, hardcover, 17.99, ISBN 978-1416989868) is a new addition to The Missing, ages 8–12.

Maids of Honor continues with Maid of Deception by Jennifer McGowan (Aug. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442441415), ages 12–up. The Memory Chronicles offers Chasing Before by Lenore Appelhans (Aug. 26, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1442441880), ages 12–up. True Love gains Complete Nothing by Kieran Scott (Sept. 30, hardcover, 18.99, ISBN 978-1442477216), ages 12–up. And the Mara Dyer trilogy wraps up with The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin (Nov. 4, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1442484238), ages 14–up.


Square Cat ABC by Elizabeth Schoonmaker (Dec. 2, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1442498952) is an alphabet-themed companion to Square Cat. Ages 4–8.

Where’s Santa? by Bryony Jones, illus. by Chuck Whelon (Sept. 30, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1481406192). Readers help locate missing elves and save Christmas in this “search-and-find” book. Ages 5–8.

Extraordinary Warren Saves the Day by Sarah Dillard (Oct. 14, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1481403528) continues the adventures of the chicken star of Extraordinary Warren. Ages 6–9.

Never Wear Red Lipstick on Picture Day (and Other Lessons I’ve Learned) by Allison Gutknecht, illus. by Stevie Lewis (Nov. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1481429597). Sassy eight-year-old Mandy strives to look—and behave—her best. Ages 7–10.

At Your Service by Jen Malone (Aug. 26, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1481402835). As a junior concierge at an exclusive New York City hotel, Chloe’s hospitality is put to the test when three royal kids come to stay. Ages 9–13.

The (Almost) Perfect Guide to Imperfect Boys by Barbara Dee (Sept. 30, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1481405638). According to Finley and her BFF, Maya, middle school boys can be put into three separate categories: tadpoles, croakers, and frogs. Ages 9–13.


My Super-Spy Diary by Emily Gale, illus. by Joelle Dreidemy (Nov. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1481406536), joins Eliza Boom, ages 6–9. Camping Chaos by Franklin W. Dixon, illus. by Scott Burroughs (Dec. 2, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1442490482), is new to Hardy Boys: The Secret Files, ages 6–9. Heroes in Training issues Cronus and the Threads of Dread by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams, illus. by Craig Phillips (Dec. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442488526), ages 6–9. A Royal Tea by Debbie Dadey, illus. by Tatevik Avakyan (Aug. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1481402552), joins Mermaid Tales, ages 6–9. Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew return in Museum Mayhem by Carolyn Keene, illus. by Peter Francis (Nov. 4, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1442499676), ages 6–9. Shark School issues Squid-napped! by Davy Ocean, illus. by Aaron Blecha (Sept. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1481406857), ages 6–9. New to Unicorn Magic is Green with Envy by Jessica Burkhart, illus. by Victoria Ying (Dec. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1481411073), ages 6–9.

Candy Fairies continues with The Sugar Cup by Helen Perelman, illus. by Erica-Jane Waters (Oct. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1481406086), ages 7–10. Sparkle Spa adds True Colors by Jill Santopolo (Oct. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442473904), ages 7–10.

A Real-Life Story gains Sally Ride: Life on a Mission by Sue Macy (Sept. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442488540), ages 8–12. Five Kingdoms rolls along with Rogue Knight by Brandon Mull (Oct. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442497030), ages 8–12. New to Goddess Girls is Aphrodite the Fair by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams (Dec. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442488274), ages 8–12. Hardy Boys Adventures continues with Shadows at Predator Reef by Franklin W. Dixon (Oct. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1481400107), ages 8–12. Keepers of the Lost Cities greets Everblaze by Shannon Messenger (Nov. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442445994), ages 8–12. Marguerite Henry’s Ponies of Chincoteague gallops along with Chasing Gold by Catherine Hapka (Nov. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1481403443), ages 8–12. Nancy Drew Diaries offers The Phantom of Nantucket by Carolyn Keene (Sept. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1481400169), ages 8–12. The Origins of Olympus by Kate O’Hearn (Dec. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442497153) is the latest Pegasus book, ages 8–12. The Unwanteds picks up Island of Legends by Lisa McMann (Sept. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442493285), ages 8–12.

Dork Diaries adds Tales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After by Rachel Renée Russell (Sept. 30, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1481421843), ages 9–13. And Totally Lame Vampire concludes with Fangs a Lot: Final Notes from a Totally Lame Vampire by Tim Collins, illus. by Andrew Pinder (Aug. 26, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1481421348), ages 10–14.

S&S/Aladdin/Beyond Words

Hello from 2030: The Science of the Future and You by Jan Paul Schutten (Oct. 7, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1582704746) offers a firsthand look at futurology, the science of predicting the future. Ages 8–12.


Be What You Want gains So, You Want to Work in Fashion? How to Break into the World of Fashion and Design by Patricia Wooster (Sept. 16, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1582704531), ages 8–12.


Olivia’s ABC by Ian Falconer (Aug. 26, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1481421928). The irrepressible pig explores the alphabet. Ages 2–5.

A Bean, a Stalk, and a Boy Named Jack by William Joyce, illus. by Joyce and Kenny Callicutt (Oct. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442473492). When a king’s pinky grows stinky, it is up to a smallish boy to come up with a giant plan to save the kingdom in this fractured fairy tale. Ages 3–6.

Give and Take by Chris Raschka (Aug. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442416550) focuses on the tension between greed and goodness. Ages 4–8.

Alexander, Who’s Trying His Best to Be the Best Boy Ever by Judith Viorst, illus. by Isidre Mones (Aug. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1481423533), is a companion to Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Ages 4–8.

Hug Machine by Scott Campbell (Aug. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442459359) is about a super-affectionate boy. Ages 4–8.

Moses: The True Story of an Elephant Baby by Jenny Perepeczko (Aug. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442496033) features facts about and photos of an orphaned Malawi elephant. Ages 4–8.

Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio by Jonah Winter, illus. by James E. Ransome (Sept. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1416940807), pays tribute to the baseball legend. Ages 4–8.

Star Bright: A Christmas Story by Alison McGhee, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds (Sept. 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1416958581). An angel struggles with a gift idea for the special baby soon to be born. Ages 4–8.

What Forest Knows by George Ella Lyon, illus. by August Hall (Nov. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442467750), celebrates nature and its peaceful beauty. Ages 4–8.

The Amazing Wilmer Dooley: A Mumpley Middle School Mystery by Fowler DeWitt, illus. by Rodolfo Montalvo (Aug. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442498549). Student scientist Wilmer Dooley makes an action-packed trip to the state science fair. Ages 7–10.

Anybody Shining by Frances O’Roark Dowell (Aug. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442432925) is a tale of friendship and adventure set in the Appalachian mountains of 1920s North Carolina. Ages 10–12.

Half a World Away by Cynthia Kadohata (Sept. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442412750). An adopted boy has trouble coping with the idea that his parents want to adopt another child. Ages 10–14.

The Untold History of the United States: Young Readers’ Edition, Vol. 1, 1898–1963 by Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick, adapted by Susan Campbell Bartoletti (Oct. 28, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1481421737), is based on the companion book to Stone and Kuznick’s documentary. Ages 10–14.

The Boy I Love by Nina de Gramont (Sept. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442480568). When Tim tells Wren his greatest secret, she must decide how far she’ll go for love. Ages 12–up.

Girl Defective by Simmone Howell, photos by Henry Beer (Sept. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442497603), tells of one extraordinary summer in the life of Skylark Martin, who lives with her father and brother in a vintage record shop. Ages 14–up.


Violet Mackerel is back in Violet Mackerel’s Pocket Protest by Anna Branford, illus. by Elanna Allen (Sept. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442494589), ages 6–10. Chicken Squad flaps along with The Case of the Weird Blue Chicken: The Next Misadventure by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Kevin Cornell (Sept. 30, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1442496798), ages 7–10. And From the Highly Scientific Notebooks of Phineas L. MacGuire greets Phineas L. MacGuire Gets Cooking! by Frances O’Roark Dowell, illus. by Preston McDaniels (Nov. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1481400992), ages 8–12.

S&S/Beach Lane Books

Baby Bedtime by Mem Fox, illus. by Emma Quay (Aug. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1481420976). Elephants move through a lyrical good-night routine. Ages 4–8.

When Aunt Mattie Got Her Wings by Petra Mather (Sept. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1481410441). Lottie the Chicken deals with the loss of Aunt Mattie. Ages 4–8.

One Big Pair of Underwear by Laura Gehl, illus. by Tom Lichtenheld (Sept. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442453364), is a story of counting and sharing. Ages 4–8.

Go, Shapes, Go! by Denise Fleming (Oct. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442482401). A group of fun-loving shapes collaborate in this concept book. Ages 4–8.

The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee (Oct. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442497443). This wordless picture book features a tiny clown who bounces off the circus train into a farmer’s field. Ages 4–8.

Boom Boom by Sarvinder Naberhaus, illus. by Margaret Chodos-Irvine (Oct. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442434127). Toddlers at preschool share the adventure of a scary thunderstorm. Ages 4–8.

Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan by Jeanette Winter (Nov. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1481422949) introduces two young heroes who stood up for the rights to freedom and education. Ages 4–8.

Blue on Blue by Dianne White, illus. by Beth Krommes (Sept. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442412675). A farming family experiences a seaside thunderstorm. Ages 5–8.

The Secrets of Eastcliff-by-the-Sea: The Story of Annaliese Easterling & Throckmorton, Her Simply Remarkable Sock Monkey by Eileen Beha, illus. by Sarah Jane Wright (Aug. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442498402). A sock monkey reunites a fractured family in this novel. Ages 8–12.

S&S/Little Simon

What Does Baby Love? by Karen Katz (Sept. 16, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1481405218). This lift-the-flap book features everything from tickles to toys. Ages 1–4.

Glasses to Go by Hannah Eliot, illus. by Daniel Roode (Nov. 11, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1481417914) showcases glasses, from rock star–worthy shades to opera monocles. Ages 3–5.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Robert L. May, illus. by Antonio Javier Caparo (Sept. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442474956) features new illustrations to the original story-in-verse. Ages 4–6.

The Dragon & the Knight by Robert Sabuda (Oct. 14, novelty, $29.99, ISBN 978-1416960812) is a fairy tale pop-up. Ages 6–up.


Did You Know? continues with Saturn Could Sail (Dec. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1481414296) and Frogs Play Cellos (Oct. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1481414265) by Laura Lyn DiSiena and Hannah Eliot, illus. by Pete Oswald and Aaron Spurgeon, ages 4–8.

Captain Awesome stars in Captwwain Awesome Gets a Hole-in-One by Stan Kirby, illus. by George O’Connor (Oct. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1481414326), ages 5–9. The Critter Club welcomes Amy’s Very Merry Christmas by Callie Barkley, illus. by Marsha Riti (Sept. 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442495326), ages 5–9. Galaxy Zack is back in The Annoying Crush by Ray O’Ryan, illus. by Jason Kraft (Dec. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442493643), ages 5–9. Greetings from Somewhere by Harper Paris, illus. by Marcos Calo, adds The Mystery of the Suspicious Spices (Dec. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1481414685) and The Mystery of the Lion’s Tail (Sept. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1481414654), ages 5–9. Heidi Heckelbeck takes center stage in Heidi Heckelbeck Gets the Sniffles by Wanda Coven, illus. by Priscilla Burris (Sept. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1481413633), ages 5–9. New to The Kingdom of Wrenly by Jordan Quinn, illus. by Robert McPhillips are Adventures in Flatfrost (Oct. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1481413893) and Beneath the Stone Forest (Dec. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1481413923), ages 5–9. And Outer Space by Ken Jennings, illus. by Mike Lowery (Oct. 14, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1481401715), joins Ken Jennings’ Junior Genius Guides, ages 8–10.


Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson, illus. by Jane Chapman (Sept. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442465367), launches a new concept series. Ages 3–7.

Ambassador by William Alexander (Sept. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442497641). Gabe becomes Earth’s ambassador to the galaxy in this otherworldly adventure. Ages 8–12.

The Watcher by Joan Hiatt Harlow (Nov. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442429116). When Wendy is kidnapped by her own mother from the U.S. and brought to wartime Germany, she counts on her new puppy to help her survive. Ages 8–12.

Searching for Silverheels by Jeannie Mobley (Sept. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1481400299). A girl’s search for the truth about a legendary woman teaches her the meaning of bravery and loyalty. Ages 10–14.

The Year of the Rat by Clare Furniss (Nov. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1481420990). As Pearl grapples with grief, she wonders if her mother is somehow not completely gone. Ages 12–up.

Rumble by Ellen Hopkins (Aug. 26, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1442482845). A horrific event shakes a boy who has lost his faith in everything into questioning what he believes. Ages 14–up.

Survival Colony 9 by Joshua David Bellin (Sept. 23, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1481403542). In a futuristic landscape ravaged by war, a colony’s hopes for survival hinge on one teenage boy. Ages 14–up.

The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson (Nov. 11, hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 978-1442495999) collects 11 previously e-only short stories plus an original tale about Magnus Bane of the Mortal Instruments series Ages 14–up.

S&s/Simon Pulse

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld (Sept. 23, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1481422345) features a thriller novel-within-a-novel and a teen author freshly landed in New York City. Ages 14–up.

Beauty of the Broken by Tawni Waters (Sept. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1481407090). A teen seeks the courage to care for another girl despite her small town’s bigotry and her father’s violent threats. Ages 14–up.

This Is How It Ends by Jen Nadol (Oct. 7, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1481402118). Riley and his friends find a pair of binoculars through which they see disturbing visions that come true. Ages 14–up.

Damaged by Amy Reed (Oct. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442456990). Two teens must come to terms with their friend’s death, and her afterlife. Ages 14–up.

Compulsion by Martina Boone (Oct. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1481411226) begins the Heirs of Watson Island series featuring a girl who tries to unravel her family’s twisted secrets. Ages 14–up.

Bleed Like Me by C. Desir (Oct. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442498907) features two self-destructive teens in a dangerous, obsessive relationship. Ages 16–up.


Flirt welcomes Puppy Love by A. Destiny and Catherine Hapka (Sept. 2, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1442484122), ages 12–up. Visitors by Orson Scott Card (Nov. 4, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1416991786) closes out the Pathfinder series, ages 12–up. And Witch World continues with Black Knight by Christopher Pike (Dec. 2, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1442467330), ages 14–up.

S&S/Simon Pulse/Beyond Words

Be a Changemaker: How to Start Something That Matters by Laurie Ann Thompson (Sept. 9, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1582704654) offer readers practical tools with which to effect real change in their schools, communities, and lives. Ages 12–up.

S&S/Simon Pulse/Mercury Ink


Michael Vey by Richard Paul Evans welcomes Hunt for Jade Dragon (Sept. 16, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1481424387), ages 12–up.

S&S/Simon Spotlight


New tie-ins to Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood include Daniel Goes to the Potty (Sept. 23, novelty, $8.99, ISBN 978-1481420488), ages 1–4, and Daniel Plays Ball (Aug. 26, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1481417099), ages 3–5, both adapted by Maggie Testa, illus. by Jason Fruchter. Mike the Knight is back in tie-ins that include Mike and the Vikings by Daphne Pendergrass (Sept. 30, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1481417730), ages 2–5.

Brownie & Pearl return in Brownie & Pearl Grab a Bite by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Brian Biggs (Oct. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1481417174), ages 3–5. Yo Gabba Gabba! greets I’m Thankful for You! by Cordelia Evans (Sept. 9, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1481417235), ages 3–5.

Tie-ins to the feature film Home include Welcome to Smekland by Ellie O’Ryan (Oct. 14, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1481425834) and The Story of One Super Boov, adapted by Ellie O’Ryan (Oct. 14, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1481404389), ages 3–7. The latest Kung Fu Panda TV titles include Po’s Awesomely Perfect Present, adapted by Tina Gallo (Aug. 26, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1481417327), ages 3–7.

A Guide to Being a Friend by Natalie Shaw, illus. by Patrick Spaziante (Oct. 7, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1481417068) is among the new Olivia TV tie-in titles, ages 3–7. The animated film The Book of Life gains several tie-in titles, including A Hero’s Journey, adapted by Daphne Pendergrass (Sept. 16, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1481423496), ages 3–8, and The Book of Life Movie Novelization, adapted by Stacia Deutsch (Sept. 16, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1481423519), ages 8–12. How to Train Your Dragon TV adds five new titles, among them Guide to the Dragons: Vol. 2 by Cordelia Evans (Aug. 26, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1481419871), ages 3–10.

New entries to Ready-to-Read include Katy Duck and the Secret Valentine by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Henry Cole (Dec. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442498105), and Merry Christmas, Bugs! by David A. Carter (Sept. 30, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1442495067), ages 4–6; and Surprise, Trojans! by Joan Holub, illus. by Dani Jones (Nov. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1481420877), ages 5–7.

Hero Dog gains Sadie: The Dog Who Finds the Evidence (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1481422413) and Gabe: The Dog Who Sniffs Out Danger (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1481422383) by Thea Feldman, illus. by Chris Danger, ages 5–7. History of Fun Stuff greets The Sweet Story of Hot Chocolate! by Stephen Krensky, illus. by Rob McClurkan (Oct. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1481420532), ages 6–8. Rabbids Invasion gains tie-ins including The Deep Freeze, adapted by Cordelia Evans, illus. by Art Mawhinney and Shane L. Johnson (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1481400466), ages 6–8.

Cupcake Diaries by Coco Simon serves up Emma’s Not-So-Sweet Dilemma (Dec. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1481418683) and Mia’s Recipe for Disaster (Oct. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1481418652), ages 8–12. It Takes Two by Belle Payton adds Go! Fight! Twin! (Oct. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1481416566) and Double or Nothing (Aug. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1481416535), ages 8–12. Secrets of the Manor by Adele Whitby continues with Katherine’s Story, 1848 (Aug. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1481418447) and

Elizabeth’s Story, 1848 (Aug. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1481418416), ages 8–12. And joining Sew Zoey by Chloe Taylor, illus. by Nancy Zhang, are Bursting at the Seams (Dec. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1481419659) and A Change of Lace (Oct. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1481419628), ages 8–12.


October the Octopus by Matthew Van Fleet (Aug. 26, novelty, $24.99, ISBN 978-1481420471) is a concept book about the months of the year. Ages 3–5.

Fiona’s Lace by Patricia Polacco (Aug. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442487246). In this immigration story, an Irish family stays together with the help of Fiona’s talent for lace making. Ages 4–8.

Winter Is Coming by Tony Johnston, illus. by Jim LaMarche (Aug. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442472518). Each day, a girl visits her favorite place in the woods and observes the changes that come when a new season begins. Ages 4–8.

Draw! by Raúl Colón (Sept. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442494923). This wordless book about creativity and imagination is based on the author’s childhood. Ages 4–8.

Cats Got Talent by Ron Barrett (Oct. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442494510). Three crooning kitties launch their singing careers. Ages 4–8.

I Love Mom by Joanna Walsh, illus. by Judi Abbot (Dec. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1481428088), is an appreciation of mothers. Ages 4–8.

Irene’s Wish by Jerdine Nolen, illus. by AG Ford (Oct. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0689863004). A girl’s wish to have her father home more takes an unexpected turn in this modern fable. Ages 5–9.

Revenge of the Bully by Scott Starkey (Sept. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442456778). Rodney Rathbone must protect his reputation as a reluctant hero when he takes on team sports—and a football bully. Ages 8–12.

Hidden by Donna Jo Napoli (Dec. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442483002). A girl must learn to survive and find her family against all odds in this companion to Hush. Ages 12–up.


Seduction by Molly Cochran (Dec. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1481400237) concludes the Legacy trilogy, ages 14–up.

S&S/Wiseman/Jeter Publishing

The Contract by Derek Jeter with Paul Mantell (Sept. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1481423120) is inspired by the New York Yankee’s days in Little League; it’s the debut book in the Jeter Publishing imprint. Ages 8–12.

Simply Read Books

(dist. by Ingram)

The Yoga Game by the Sea by Kathy Beliveau, illus. by Denise Holmes (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1927018491), is the first title in the Yoga Game series, which uses rhymes, riddles, and illustrations to introduce readers to the practice of yoga. Ages 3–7.

Duet by Sleepless Kao (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1897476765) is the story of twin sisters growing up together. Ages 3–7.

The Cardinal and the Crow by Michael Moniz (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1927018583). One day, Cardinal, who always teases Crow about his scraggly feathers, needs Crow’s help. Ages 4–8.

My Granny Loves Hockey by Lori Weber, illus. by Eliska Liska (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1927018439). Children help ailing Granny fulfill her dream of getting on the ice. Ages 4–8.

Misty by Christine Dencer, illus. by Jessica Meserve (Oct. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1927018590). In this series starter, Sophie’s not sure she can confront her fear of dogs to visit her best friend Stanley, who has a pet pooch. Ages 5–9.

Not Just Another Princess Story by Sheri Radford, illus. by Qin Leng (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1927018576), features a math-loving princess. Ages 6–9.


Tiny Tails welcomes Flare by Kallie George, illus. by Genevieve Cote (Aug. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1927018507), ages 5–8.

Skyhorse/Sky Pony

(dist. by Perseus)

Not Just a Dot by Loryn Brantz (Sept. 2, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1629146225). Underappreciated Dot gains confidence when he takes his place in various illustrations, such as on a Dalmatian. Ages 2–5.

Foxly’s Feast by Owen Davey (Sept. 2, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1629146089). This wordless picture book focuses on healthy eating and friendship. Ages 2–5.

Ruby Moo’s Deep-Sea Adventure by Isabel Atherton, illus. by Bethany Straker (Sept. 2, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1629146256). A courageous cow goes deepwater exploring. Ages 3–6.

Look at Me! Look at Me! by Rose Williamson, illus. by Doreen Marts (Oct. 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1629146171). A chameleon who usually blends in decides to stand out. Ages 3–6.

Little Louie by Kathryn Finney (Oct. 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1629146157) stars a rescue dog who dreams of being a dog-show champion. Ages 3–6.

Watch the Cookie! by Nancy Cote (Oct. 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1629146300). Mousey must guard a cookie until his friend Sam returns to share it. Ages 3–6.

Waggers by Stacy Nyikos, illus. by Tamara Anegon (Nov. 4, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1629146294). A well-meaning but clumsy dog hopes his new family will keep him. Ages 3–6.

Red, Yellow, Blue, and a Dash of White, Too! by Charles George Esperanza (Nov. 4, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1629146249). This color-mixing concept book features a painting elephant. Ages 3–6.

The Funny Bunny Fly by Bethany Straker (Nov. 4, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1629146102) is a cautionary tale about hygiene. Ages 3–6.

The Yiddish Fish by Santiago Cohen (Nov. 4, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1629146331). A fishmonger hears a fish speaking Yiddish to him. Ages 3–6.

The Mystery Hat by Rune Brandt Bennicke, illus. by Jakob Hjort Jensen (Nov. 4, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1629146218). Crow, Pig, and Beaver find a red hat sitting in a puddle and wonder where it came from. Ages 3–6.

Meet the McKaws by Ged Adamson (Jan. 6, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1629146188). A young pirate’s visiting parents cause mayhem on the ship. Ages 3–6.

The Ultimate Unofficial Rainbow Loom Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Weave, Stitch, and Loop Dozens of Rainbow Loom Projects (Oct. 7, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1632202406). Ages 5–up.

Just a Drop of Water by Kerry O’Malley Cerra (Sept. 2, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1629146133). The tragedy of September 11 forces Jake, living in Florida, to question everything he thought he knew about his soldier grandfather and his best friend, whose family is Arab and Muslim. Ages 8–12.

Pack of Dorks by Beth Vrabel (Oct. 7, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1629146232). Lucy navigates her way through her school’s fourth-grade hierarchy. Ages 8–12.

Incommunicado by Randall Platt (Nov. 4, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1629146461). Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, inhabitants of a small Oregon town rage against a local businessman of Japanese ancestry. Ages 10–12.

The Unhappening of Genesis Lee by Shallee McArthur (Nov. 4, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1629146478). Gena tries to find the thief who stole the Link bracelets that help her perfectly preserve memories of everything that happens to her. Ages 12–up.

Double Exposure by Bridget Birdsall (Oct. 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1629146065). In this debut novel, 15-year-old Alyx, who was raised as a boy, starts a new life in a new town, and attends school as a girl. Ages 12–up.

Bright Coin Moon by Kirsten Lopresti (Nov. 4, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1629147512). Lindsey, who longs to be an astronomer, is stuck helping her scam-artist mom do psychic readings. Ages 12–up.


The Tiny Traveler by Misti Kenison sails along with France: A Book of Colors (Jan. 6, board book, $5.95, ISBN 978-1629146096) and Egypt: A Book of Shapes (Jan. 6, board book, $5.95, ISBN 978-1629146072), up to age 2. Mimi and Maty to the Rescue! gains C.C. the Parakeet Flies the Coop! by Brooke Smith, illus. by Alli Arnold (Sept. 2, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1629146201), ages 6–9. And Faux Figures: Legends, Fakes, and Phonies Who Changed History by Brianna DuMont (Oct. 7, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1629146454) joins Changed History. Ages 9–12.

Sleeping Bear Press

I Love Hockey (Aug. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1585369126) offers a glimpse of the sport. Up to age 3.

Teach Me to Love by Denise Brennan-Nelson (Aug. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1585368587) captures moments between animal parents and their offspring. Up to age 4.

Memoirs of an Elf by Devin Scillian, illus. by Tim Bowers (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1585369102). Spark Elf chronicles the 24 hours that Santa has to complete his rounds. Ages 4–8.

First Day at Zoo School by Sarah Dillard (Aug. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1585368907). Pals Amanda the Panda and Alfred the Alligator face the first day of school together. Ages 5–7.

Kay Kay’s Alphabet Safari by Dana Sullivan (Aug. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1585369058). Kay Kay’s walk through the Kenyan countryside inspires the alphabet mural he paints on the wall of a new school in a nearby village. Ages 6–8.

A Cookie for Santa by Stephanie Shaw, illus. by Bruno Robert (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1585368839). A gingerbread boy, baked as a treat for Santa, saves the day when two puppies wreak havoc. Ages 6–8.

Rags: Hero Dog of WWI: A True Story by Margot Theis Raven, illus. by Petra Brown (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1585362585) profiles the pup that went from a stray on the streets of Paris to the battlefields of WWI. Ages 6–10.

P Is for Pirate: A Pirate Alphabet by Eve Bunting, illus. by John Manders (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1585368150) offers a rowdy look at legendary plunderers. Ages 6–10.

Red Berries, White Clouds, Blue Sky by Sandra Dallas (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1585369065) follows 12-year-old Tomi, a Japanese-American girl living in California in 1942. Ages 9–up.


Little continues with Little Birthday by Helle Urban (Aug. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1585369119), up to age 3. Digger and Daisy star in Digger and Daisy Go to the Doctor by Judy Young, illus. by Dana Sullivan (Sept. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1585368457), ages 4–6. Stella Batts is back for None of Your Beeswax by Courtney Sheinmel, illus. by Jennifer A. Bell (Sept. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1585368532), ages 7–up. And I,Q by Michael P. Spradlin and Roland Smith concludes with Alcatraz (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1585368266; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1585368259), ages 10–up.

Soho Press/Soho Teen

(dist. by Random House)

The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone by Adele Griffin (Aug. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1616953607) offers a fictional take on the celebrity biography, told in first-person interviews. Ages 14–up.

Hider, Seeker, Secret Keeper by Elizabeth Kiem (Sept. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1616954123) is the sequel to Dancer, Daughter, Traitor, Spy. Ages 14–up.

Stone Cove Island by Suzanne Myers (Nov. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1616954376). Seventeen-year-old Eliza volunteers to clean out the island’s lighthouse after a hurricane, and stumbles upon a mysterious handwritten letter. Ages 14–up.

I’m Glad I Did by Cynthia Weil (Jan. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1616953560). In the summer of 1963, songwriter JJ gets an internship at the Brill Building and tries to help a singing legend who has fallen on hard times. Ages 14–up.


Books of Eva adds Boundary by Heather Terrell (Dec. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1616951993), ages 12–up. And Hero Complex by Margaux Froley (Oct. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1616953201) joins Keaton School, ages 14–up.

Sourcebooks Fire

Some Boys by Patty Blount (Aug. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1402298561). After Grace accuses the town’s golden boy of rape, everyone except one boy turns against her. Ages 13–17.

The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco (Aug. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1402292187). A vengeful Japanese ghost is drawn to a boy whose life and soul are threatened by an evil spirit. Ages 14–17.

Night Sky by Melanie Brockmann and Suzanne Brockmann (Oct. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1492601449). In this series kickoff, Skylar’s babysitting charge may have been kidnapped because of a hormone in her blood that gives her special abilities. Ages 14–17.

H2O by (Oct. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1492606543). Two weeks after something in the rain has killed everyone she knows, Ruby must trek across the deadly landscape to find her father. Ages 14–17.

Watched by C.J. Lyons (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1402285486). A teenager is blackmailed by a hacker who hijacks his webcam and threatens the people he loves. Ages 14–17.


Otherworld gains The Boy with the Hidden Name by Skylar Dorset (Dec. 2, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1402292569), ages 12–17. And Shattered by Mari Mancusi (Sept. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1402284618) is new to Scorched, ages 12–17.

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

A Halloween Scare at My House by Eric James, illus. by Marina La Ray (Aug. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1492606123), launches a series depicting Halloween night in states and cities across the country. Up to age 10.

How to Bake a Book by Ella Burfoot (Oct. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1492606512). A girl mixes, bakes, and decorates her way to the perfect story. Ages 3–6.

Hello, Airplane! by Bill Cotter (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1492603535). Readers follow a red airplane over houses, through a starry night, and right to landing. Ages 3–8.

Bad Dog Flash by Ruth Paul (Oct. 7, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1492601531). A playful puppy’s antics get him into trouble. Ages 3–8.

Always, Abigail by Nancy J. Cavanaugh (Aug. 5, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1402293030). When she is paired with the biggest social outcast in school for an assignment, Abigail learns that some things are more important than popularity. Ages 9–12.

Kids Who Are Changing the World by Anne Jankeliowitch, photos by Yann Arthus-Bertrand (Sept. 1, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1402295324), features 45 true stories of children who have made a positive impact. Ages 9–12.

My Fabulous Fashion Sketchbook by Wendy Ward, illus. by Robyn Neild (Sept. 1, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1402295416), is a beginner’s guide to fashion design that includes practical tips, sketchbook pages, and photographs. Ages 9–12.

Somebody on This Bus Is Going to Be Famous by J.B. Cheaney (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1402292972). A mystery unfolds via the voices of nine ordinary kids on the same school bus route. Ages 10–13.

The Magician’s Fire by Simon Nicholson (Oct. 7, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1492603320). Harry must use all his skills for trickery to find a vanished magician in this inaugural book in the Young Houdini series. Ages 10–13.

My Year of Epic Rock by Andrea Pyros (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1402293009). Ostracized because of her peanut allergy, Nina forms a rock band with other seventh-graders with food allergies. Ages 10–14.


Anne Geddes continues with This Little Baby (Oct. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1402298288) and Lullaby and Good Night (Oct. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1402298233) by Anne Geddes, age 1–up. Sesame Street Scribbles launches with ’Twas the Night Before Christmas on Sesame Street (Oct. 1, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1402297403), All Tucked in on Sesame Street! (Aug. 5, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1402297250), and Happy Halloween! (Sept. 1, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1402297502), ages 3–7. Hello Kitty & Me gains four titles including Let’s Read (Oct. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1402296703), ages 4–8. Santa Is Coming to... by Steve Smallman, illus. by Robert Dunn, adds 21 new destinations including Cleveland, Nashville, New Hampshire, San Diego, South Carolina, and Connecticut (Oct. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1492606703), ages 4–8. Danny’s Doodles continues with The Donut Dilemma by David A. Adler (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1402287282), ages 7–10. The Cupcake Club by Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk serves up Royal Icing (Oct. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1402283338), ages 9–12. Lulu in La La Land greets LuLu in Honolulu by Elisabeth Wolf (Aug. 5, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1492604877), ages 9–12. Maggie Malone is back in Maggie Malone Gets the Royal Treatment by Carolyn Evans and Jenna McCarthy (Nov. 4, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1402293092), ages 9–12. Rose takes center stage in Rose and the Magician’s Mask by Holly Webb (Sept. 2, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1492604303), ages 9–12. And The Broken Spell by Erika McGann (Oct. 7, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1492602965) is new to Demon Notebook, ages 10–12.

Spencer Hill

(dist. by Midpoint)

Ben Fox: Squirrel Zombie Specialist at Your Service by Daisy Whitney (Oct. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1939392190). Ben learns that the family cat has dark superpowers and designs on the family dog. Ages 8–12.

Last Child of Hamelin by Ray Ballantyne (Aug. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1937053550) picks up 60 years after the Pied Piper led the children away from town forever. Ages 10–15.

Niles Wormwart, Accidental Villain by D.M. Cunningham (Nov. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1939392374). Niles is sent to Camp Mayhem, which, instead of a role-playing camp, turns out to be training ground for future villains. Ages 11–14.

Breathe for Me by Rhonda Helms (Aug. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1939392060). Isabel carries a curse from the deal she made with a demon in the Middle Ages to escape an arranged marriage. Ages 14–18.

Forest of Whispers by Jennifer Murgia (Sept. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1937053567). Raised by a fortune-teller, Rune learns of her dark legacy, which involves witchcraft and murder. Ages 14–18.

Vision by Lisa Amowitz (Sept. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1937053994). Bobby’s painful, violent visions may be the key to finding a serial killer terrorizing his town. Ages 14–18.

Follow Me Through Darkness by Danielle Ellison (Oct. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1939392145) begins the Boundless trilogy, in which a girl discovers the truth about the isolated Compound and the Elders who have kept her there. Ages 14–18.

Martyr by A.R. Kahler (Oct. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1939392787) is the first volume in the Hunted series, set three years after magic has destroyed the world. Ages 14–18.

I Wish by Elizabeth Langston (Nov. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1939392237). Lacey finds a music box inhabited by a gorgeous genie who grants her a month of wishes in this series starter. Ages 14–18.

Sleeping Jenny by Aubrie Dionne (Dec. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1939392398) launches the Timesurfers series, in which Jenny wakes up 300 years in the future after being cryogenically frozen. Ages 14–18.


Earl’s Childe by T.J. Wooldridge (Dec. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1939392435) joins the MacArthur Family Chronicles, ages 10–14. The Artefact Quintet continues with Beast of Seabourne by Rhys Jones (Oct. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1939392138), ages 11–18. Perfection greets Flawed by J.L. Spelbring (Aug. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1939392183), ages 14–18. And Whisper Falls welcomes Whispers from the Past by Elizabeth Langston (Oct. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1939392213), ages 14–18.

Spencer Hill Contemporary

(dist. by Midpoint)

Damsel Distressed by Kelsey Macke (Oct. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1939392176). Imogen must deal with a new stepsister, Ella Cinder, along with the usual high school drama. Ages 12–18.


Camp Boyfriend gains Camp Forget-Me-Not by J.K. Rock (Oct. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1939392305), ages 12–18.

Star Bright Books

Jacob’s Little Sister by Miriam Cohen (Sept. 15, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1595726896) and Jacob’s Little Sister (Spanish/English bilingual edition) by Miriam Cohen (Sept. 15, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1595726902) feature a boy embracing his role as a helpful older brother. Ages 2–5.

Harriet Can Carry It by Kirk Mueller, illus. by Sarah Vonthron-Laver (Sept. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1595726759; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1595726766). When Harriet the kangaroo heads to the beach to relax, her neighbors ask her to carry everything from swim fins to a kayak so they can join her. Ages 4–8.

Madison and the New Neighbors by Vanita Braver, illus. by Jonathan Brown (Sept. 15, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1595726865; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1595726872). While selling fund-raising candy, Madison is hesitant to call on the family that has just moved into the neighborhood from India. Ages 5–7.

What Animal Needs a Wig? Funny Riddles and Interesting Facts by Neil Wollman and Abigail Fuller, illus. by Frances Baldwin (Oct. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1595726773), features riddles and jokes inspired by animal facts. Ages 6–9.


My Face Book adds a Russian/English bilingual edition (Sept. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1595726919) and a Haitian Creole/English bilingual edition (Sept. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1595726926), up to age 2.


Monster Party! by Annie Bach (Aug. 5, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1454910510). Monster has such a good time at his first party, he is sad to leave. Ages 2–5.

ABC Insects (Sept. 2, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1454911944). This photographic introduction to bugs was developed with the American Museum of Natural History. Ages 2–5.

Dinosaur Farm by Frann Preston-Gannon (Sept. 2, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1454911326) depicts a day on a farm that’s home to prehistoric beasts. Ages 3–5.

Share! by Anthea Simmons, illus. by Georgie Birkett (Oct. 7, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1454914037). An older sister learns that sharing isn’t all bad. Ages 3–up.

Richard Scarry’s Mixed-Up Cars & Trucks by Richard Scarry (Aug. 5, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1402772207). This split-page book allows readers to mix and match various Busytown vehicles. Ages 4–7.

Twelve Dancing Unicorns by Alissa Heyman, illus. by Justin Gerard (Sept. 2, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1402787324) is a variation on the fairy tale “The Twelve Dancing Princesses.” Ages 4–7.

Calvin, Look Out! A Bookworm Birdie Gets Glasses by Jennifer Berne, illus. by Keith Bendis (Aug. 5, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1454909101). When Calvin gets lost in the forest, his glasses and smarts save the day. Ages 4–8.

The Great Reindeer Rebellion by Lisa Trumbauer, illus. by Jannie Ho (Oct. 7, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1454913566). Santa’s reindeer have gone on strike and he’s auditioning other animals to take their place. Ages 4–up.

Children’s Activity Atlas by Jenny Slater, illus. by Katrin Wiehle and Martin Sanders (Aug. 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1454913207) This fact-filled atlas features 12 illustrated maps, 250 reusable stickers, eight perforated postcards, and a pocket-sized passport. Ages 5–9.

Jim Arnosky’s Wild World by Jim Arnosky (Sept. 2, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1454913443) offers readers a life-size view of hundreds of creatures. Ages 6–10.


Snuggle Time Stories greets I Love You Near and Far by Marjorie Blain Parker, illus. by Jed Henry (Jan. 6, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1454905073) and Time for a Bath by Phillis Gershator and David Walker (Oct. 7, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1454910329), ages 3–5. Where’s the... offers Where’s the Fairy? by Keith Moseley (Aug. 5, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1454913634), ages 4–7. The Twelve Days of Christmas in... grows with four titles including The Twelve Days of Christmas in Indiana by Donna Griffin, illus. by Troy Cummings (Oct. 7, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1454908883), ages 5–up. And Good Question! continues with four titles including Did Christopher Columbus Really Discover America?And Other Questions About the New World by Emma Carlson Berne (Jan. 6, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1454912583; paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1454912590), ages 7–up.

Sterling/Boxer Books

Snow Babies by Laura Ellen Anderson (Oct. 7, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1907152238) showcases polar bear cubs, seal pups, and other animals from wintry regions. Up to age 3.

When, When, When Will It Be Christmas? by Cathy MacLennan (Oct. 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1907152276) is a rhyming book about holiday preparation. Ages 2–5.

Sterling/Brooklyn Botanic Garden

The Kid’s Guide to Exploring Nature by László Veres (Aug. 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1889538884) offers readers 24 adventures that teach them to observe environments as a naturalist does. Ages 8–12.

Sterling/Carlton Kids

The Snow Queen: The Hans Christian Andersen Classic Story, retold by Kay Woodward, illus. by Manuel Sumberac (Aug. 5, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1783120154), features flaps, tabs, and other interactive elements. Ages 8–up.


The Teddy Potty Book (Aug. 5, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1910184141) follows a bear’s progress as he moves from diapers to training pants to “big boy” clothes. Ages 2–4.

Ruby and the Naughty Cats by Jane Hissey (Sept. 2, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1909645967). Ruby and her friends find their playtime interrupted by rambunctious kittens. Ages 3–up.

Ruby, Blue and Blanket by Jane Hissey (Sept. 2, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1908973436) celebrates the power of children’s imaginations. Ages 3–up.

Sterling/White Star

The Sweet Side of Fairy Tales by Fabiana Attanasio (Oct. 14, spiral-bound, $19.95, ISBN 978-8854408692) includes recipes inspired by familiar stories like “Cinderella.” Ages 5–up.

St. Martin’s Griffin

(dist. by Macmillan)

Frostfire by Amanda Hocking (Jan. 6, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1250049827) launches the Kanin Chronicles fantasy series. Ages 12–17.

How to Fall by Jane Casey (Aug. 26, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1250040657). Sixteen-year-old Jess searches for the truth behind the death of a cousin she never met in this first volume of a mystery series. Ages 12–18.

Feuds by Avery Hastings (Sept. 2, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1250057716) kicks off a series in which an ambitious ballerina and a boy from the wrong side of the tracks must stop a deadly virus. Ages 12–18.

My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories, edited by Stephanie Perkins (Oct. 14, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1250059307), features romantic holiday stories by 12 bestselling YA authors, among them Rainbow Rowell, David Levithan, and Holly Black. Ages 13–18.

Loop by Karen Akins (Oct. 21, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1250030986). A time traveler accidentally brings a boy from the past into the 23rd century. Ages 13–up.

Sway by Kat Spears (Sept. 16, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1250051431). When he meets the girl of his dreams, a teen who avoids emotional connection is forced to open his heart. Ages 14–18.

Being Audrey Hepburn by Mitchell Kriegman (Sept. 16, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1250001467). A 19-year-old girl from New Jersey is thrust into the Manhattan world of the young and privileged after being seen in Audrey Hepburn’s dress from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Ages 14–18.

The Good Sister by Jamie Kain (Oct. 7, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1250047731) follows three sisters living in an unconventional world and the sudden, strange tragedy that tests them. Ages 14–18.

Tunnel Vision by Susan Adrian (Jan. 20, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1250047922). A teenage boy with supernatural powers is brought to the attention of the government. Ages 14–18.


Prep School Confidential greets Deadly Little Sins by Kara Taylor (Aug. 5, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1250033635), ages 12–18. New to Shadow Falls: After Dark by C.C. Hunter is Eternal (Oct. 28, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1250056306; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1250044617), ages 12–18. Fear Street by R.L. Stine picks up Party Games (Sept. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1250051615), ages 12–18. House of Night by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast concludes with Redeemed (Oct. 14, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0312594442), ages 12–18. And the Silver Blackthorn trilogy continues with Renegade by Kerry Wilkinson (Jan. 6, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1250061331), ages 14–18.

St. Martin’s Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

(dist. by Macmillan)

The Terminals by Royce Scott Buckingham (Oct. 14, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1250011558). A covert team of terminally ill teens spend their last year alive running dangerous missions for a mysterious organization. Ages 14–18.


Conquered Earth by J. Barton Mitchell rolls on with Valley of Fires (Dec. 2, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1250009487), ages 13–18.

Stone Bridge Press

(dist. by Consortium)

Humphrey the Lost Whale: A True Story by Wendy Tokuda, illus. by Richard Hall and Hanako Wakiyama (Oct. 14, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1611720174), is the tale of a humpback whale who swam into the San Francisco Bay in 1985 and was helped back to freedom. Ages 5–9.

Storey Publishing

(dist. by Workman)

Excavate! Dinosaurs: Paper Toy Paleontology by Jonathan Tennant (Nov. 4, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1612125206) contains pop-out pieces for assembling 12 standup dinosaur skeletons. Ages 7–up.

Studio Fun International

(dist. by Simon & Schuster)

Time for Bed! A Cozy Counting Bedtime Book by Lisa McCue (Jan. 6, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0794433376) is a lift-the-flap concept book starring sleepy animals preparing for bed. Ages 1–4.

Disney Frozen: Let It Go (Oct. 14, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0794432676) retells the story of the animated film. Ages 2–5.

Barbie Loves Lacey / Adora a Lacey: An English/Spanish Book by Lombardi Kristine, illus. by Duarte Pamela (Sept. 16, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0794432089). This bilingual purse-shaped book features Barbie and her puppy, Lacey. Ages 3–5.

Rubber Band Mania by Amanda Formaro (Aug. 26, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0794432140) and Duct Tape Mania (Aug. 26, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0794432157) offer multiple projects. Ages 6–10.

Star Wars Rebels: Rebel Journal by Ezra Bridger (Oct. 7, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0794432683). Based on the Star Wars Rebels TV series, this book follows Ezra’s adventure via a replica of his journal. Ages 6–10.

DreamWorks Defenders of Berk: Dragons in Flight Stretchbook (Aug. 26, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-0794432133) features a story about the riders and their dragons, and pages that can be removed and unfolded to become a panoramic poster. Ages 8–12.


New to Guess Who is Sesame Street: Guess Who, Easter Elmo! (Jan. 6, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-0794433314), ages 2–5. Hugs Books welcomes Disney Frozen: Melt My Heart: Share Hugs with Olaf! (Oct. 7, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0794432669), ages 2–5. Carry Along Book greets Disney Doc McStuffins (Aug. 26, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-0794431785), ages 3–5. Book with Microphone continues with Dora the Explorer: Sing with Dora! (Nov. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0794431181), ages 3–5. Movie Theater issues Disney Race & Rescue: Movie Theater Storybook & Movie Projector (Oct. 7, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0794432652), ages 3–6. Joining Music Player Storybook is Barbie (Aug. 26, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0794430757), ages 3–6. Build My Own adds Magical Christmas, compiled by Thea Feldman and Elizabeth Bennet (Oct. 14, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0794432188), ages 3–7. Mix & Match rolls along with Disney Sofia the First: Please and Thank You: Your Guide to Becoming the Perfect Princess (Jan. 14, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-0794432799), ages 3–7. ASPCA Pet Rescue Club kicks off with Calling All Pets by Catherine Hapka (Jan. 13, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0794433123), ages 6–8. ASPCA Rescue Reader ramps up with I Am McKinley by Lori Froeb (Jan. 13, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0794433109), ages 6–9. And Ultra Build It offers Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tails from the Turtle Lair Ultra Build (Jan. 6, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-0794433260), ages 6–10.


(dist. by IPG)

Jokes for Boys by Harry Hilton (Sept. 28, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1849534727) and Jokes for Girls by Mandy Morgan (Sept. 28, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1849534734) collect jokes that cover school, sports, toilet humor, and more. Ages 10–up.

Tango Books

(dist. by IPG)

Aladdin: A Cut-Paper Book by Agnese Baruzzi (Sept. 28, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1857078732). Lace-like, die-cut pages accompany the story of Aladdin. Ages 5–7.


(dist. by Ingram)

A Treasury of Wintertime: Tales from Snow Days to Holidays, edited by Noel Daniel, illus. by Einar Nerman, Joan Walsh Anglund, Elsa Moeschlin, and others (Oct. 1, hardcover, $39.99, ISBN 978-3836544009), offers an array of winter-themed stories. Ages 5–up.

Tate Publishing

(dist. by Abrams)

10 Times 10 by Hervé Tullet (Sept. 23, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1849762472) explores many ways to count to 10. Ages 2–up.

A Possum’s Tail by Gabby Dawnay, illus. by Alex Barrow (Nov. 11, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1849762212). Samuel and his toy dog visit the London Zoo. Ages 3–up.

Three Little Owls by Emanuele Luzzati, trans. by John Yeoman, illus. by Quentin Blake (Oct. 14, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1849760805). A trio of owls take a journey around the world—fishing, snoozing, dancing, and misbehaving. Ages 3–up.

Under the Ocean by Anouck Boisrobert and Louis Rigaud (Oct. 7, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1849761598) is a pop-up book. Ages 4–up.

The Butterfly House by Sarah Smith (Sept. 2, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1849762052). Grandmother lives in a house full of butterflies, and she can become one, too. Ages 5–up.

Coming and Going by Isabel Minhós Martins, illus. by Bernardo Carvalho (Oct. 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1849761611), looks at how animals and birds travel the world. Ages 5–up.

My Cut-Out Pictures by Nathalie Parain (Oct. 7, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1849762588). This title, dating from 1930s France, teaches children to create cutouts à la Henri Matisse, with colored paper provided. Ages 5–up.

Meet Matisse by Jean-Vincent Sénac (Nov. 11, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1849762991) introduces Matisse’s famed cut-paper artwork. Ages 7–11.

Ten Speed Press/Watson-Guptill

(dist. by Random House)

Draw-A-Saurus: Everything You Need to Know to Draw Your Favorite Dinosaurs by James Silvani (Sept. 9, paper, $18.99, ISBN 978-0385345804) combines humor, creativity, and the latest dino research. Ages 7–10.

Text Publishing

(dist. by Consortium)

Julius & the Watchmaker by Tim Hehir (Oct. 14, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1922079732). In 1830s London, bookish schoolboy Julius Higgins is thrust into the world of time-criminals and the Watchmakers who police them. Ages 11–13.

The Accident by Kate Hendrick (Nov. 11, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1921922855) follows three characters before, during, and after a car crash. Ages 14–up.


Text Classics gains Ash Road by Ivan Southall, intro. by Maurice Saxby (Dec. 16, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1922147493), ages 10–14.

Thames & Hudson

(dist. by Norton)

My Big Art Show: A Card Game + Book for Art Experts by Susie Hodge (Sept. 16, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-0500650394) introduces art history, including movements, themes, and artists. Ages 7–up.

120 Ways to Annoy Your Mother (and Influence People) by Ana Benaroya (Oct. 14, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-0500291467) is a tongue-in-cheek handbook. Ages 11-up.

The Bee Who Spoke: The Wonderful World of Belle and the Bee by Al MacCuish, illus. by Rebecca Gibbon (Dec. 9, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0500650271). This series debut explores the harmony of the natural world and the unlikely bond between an 11-year-old girl and a talking bee. Ages 5–8.

Thomas Nelson

Storm Siren by Mary Weber (Aug. 19, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1401690342) launches a fantasy series in which Nym must decide whom to trust as she’s unleashed into a world of assassins and political betrayal. Ages 12–up.

tiger tales

I Want My Mommy! by Tracey Corderoy, illus. by Alison Edgson (Sept. 1, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1589254534). It’s Arthur’s first day away from his mother, and he really misses her. Ages 2–5.

Five Busy Elves by Patricia Hegarty, illus. by Julia Woolf (Sept. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1589255616) follows five elves on their busiest day of the year. Ages 2–5.

Jingle Bells: A collection of songs and carols, illus. by Dubravka Kolvanovic (Sept. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1589255685), collects such holiday songs as “Away in a Manger,” “The Holly and the Ivy,” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” Ages 2–5.

Very Merry Christmas by Maudie Powell-Tuck, illus. by Gill Guile (Sept. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1589255609). Mr. and Mrs. Mouse are having a party, and their guests arrive with the strangest things. Ages 2–5.

No Time for Bed! by Annette Rusling, illus. by Alison Edgson (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1589255296), is the tale of an adventurous bear who is too busy for bed. Ages 2–5.

This Little Light of Mine: A Collection of Joyful Songs, illus. by Dubravka Kolvanovic (Sept. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1589255692), offers songs and poems including “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” and “The Animals Went in Two by Two.” Ages 2–5.

I Love You Just the Way You Are by Tammi Salzano, illus. by Ada Grey (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1589251618), celebrates the unconditional love between parent and child. Ages 3–7.

When Grandma Saved Christmas by Julia Hubery, illus. by Caroline Pedler (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1589251649). When they arrive at Grandma’s for Christmas, Bubble and his brother, Squeak, worry that there’s no chimney for Santa. Ages 3–7.

Why? by Tracey Corderoy, illus. by Tim Warnes (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1589251687). Otto the curious rhino peppers his parents with loads of questions. Ages 3–7.

How Many Sleeps ’Til Christmas? by Mark Sperring, illus. by Sebastein Braun (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1589251601). Little Pip counts down to Christmas. Ages 3–7.

Magical Snow Garden by Tracey Corderoy, illus. by Jane Chapman (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1589251625). Wellington the penguin is set on having a garden, even though it’s always snowy where he lives. Ages 3–7.

Pirates Aren’t Afraid of the Dark! by Maudie Powell-Tuck, illus. by Alison Edgson (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1589251656). Jack is excited to spend the night outside in his pirate tent—until his flashlight goes out. Ages 3–7.

Spirit of Christmas: A Giving Tradition by Nicky Benson, illus. by Jason Cockcroft (Sept. 1, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1589255302). Drew receives a Giving Bag from Santa, with which he can help children in need. Packaged with bag and bell. Ages 3–7.

I Want to Be a Witch by Ian Cunliffe (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1589251595). A girl accessorizes with a sparkly hat, a broomstick, and a cat. Ages 3–7.

Train! by Judi Abbot (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1589251632). Little Elephant and his friends try to play together even though they all love different vehicles. Ages 3–7.

Mighty Mo by Alison Brown (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1589251663). Mo the raccoon sets off to the zoo to find something to do, and ends up having to save the day. Ages 3–7.


My First Lift and Learn greets four titles including Halloween Surprise (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1589255715), up to age 3. New My First Touch and Feel books include Puppies (Sept. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1589255647), up to age 3. And joining My Little World is Hoot: A Hide-And-Seek Book of Counting by Jonathan Litton, illus. by Fhiona Galloway (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1589255951), ages 2–5.

Tilbury House

Ava’s Adventure by Laura Pedersen, illus. by Penny Weber (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0884483885). Disappointed that she can’t go on a snowboarding trip with her friend, Ava escapes to her room, where her imagination takes her farther than any snowboard could. Ages 6–11.

The Pier at the End of the World (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0884483823) follows a day in the life of the creatures that live in the cold waters beneath a remote pier on the shore of a northern sea. Ages 6–11.

The Secret Galaxy by Fran Hodgkins, photos by Mike Taylor (Oct. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0884483915), offers a look at the Milky Way. Ages 6–11.

Swimming Home by Susan Shetterly, illus. by Rebekah Raye (Sept. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0884483540), examines alewives, a type of river herring that is born in a lake or pond, swims out to the ocean, and then returns home to spawn. Ages 6–11.


Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life by P.J. Hoover (Sept. 16, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0765334688). This novel imagines the adventures of King Tut, now an immortal eighth-grader living in Washington, D.C. Ages 8–12.


The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme offers The Tree of Water by Elizabeth Haydon (Oct. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0765320599), ages 10–14.

Tor/Tor Teen

The Accidental Highwayman: Being the Tale of Kit Bristol, His Horse

Midnight, a Mysterious Princess, and Sundry Magical Persons Besides by Ben Tripp (Oct. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0765335494). This debut fantasy-adventure is set in 18th-century England and involves a magic-fueled quest. Ages 12–18.


Goddess War rages on with Mortal Gods by Kendare Blake (Oct. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0765334442), ages 12–18.


(dist. by Orca)

No-Matter-What Friend by Kari-Lynn Winters, illus. by Pierre Pratt (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1896580838). A boy and his dog know they can always count on each other. Ages 3–6.

Dolphin SOS by Roy Miki and Slavia Miki, illus. by Julie Flett (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1896580760). Inspired by true events, this is the story of three dolphins rescued from an ice-covered cove in Newfoundland. Ages 4–8.

Trafalgar Square

(dist. by Legato)

Kids Riding with Confidence: Fun and Easy Lessons to Keep Young Riders Safe, Calm and Composed Around Horses by Andrea Eschbach and Markus Eschbach (Oct. 14, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1570767067) provides tips for young equestrians. Ages 6–10.


(dist. by IPG)

Whale Boy by Nicola Davies (Nov. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0440870159). When a storm wrecks his tropical island home, Michael is forced to take a job working for a rich, mysterious newcomer named Spargo. Ages 7–9.


My First Picture Book issues Rocket Racers by Steve Webb, illus. by Ben Mantle (Oct. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0552566735), up to age 5.

Transworld/Red Fox

(dist. by IPG)


Daisy returns in Daisy and the Trouble with Sports Day by Kes Gray (Sept. 23, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1782952855), ages 6–9. The Dinosaur That Pooped by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter, illus. by Garry Parsons, issues The Dinosaur That Pooped a Planet! (Aug. 26, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1849418089) and The Dinosaur That Pooped the Past! (Oct. 28, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1782951780), ages 3–7.

Triumph Books

(dist. by IPG)


Max Explores by Reji Laberje, illus. by Liza Fenech, launches with Max Explores Chicago (Oct. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1629370033), Max Explores New York (Oct. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1629370040), and Max Explores San Francisco (Oct. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1629370057), up to age 3.

Tumblehome Learning

(dist. by IPG)

Dinosaur Eggs and Blue Ribbons: A Look at Science Fairs, Inside & Out by Barnas G. Monteith (Jan. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0989792455) is an autobiography and a guide to winning at the science fair. Ages 9–12.


Joining Galactic Academy of Science are The Confounding Case of the Climate Crisis by Owen Liu and Barbara Tinker (Jan. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0989792448), The Baffling Case of the Battered Brain by Pendred Noyce (Sept. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0989792417), and three additional titles, ages 9–12.

Tundra Books

(dist. by Random House)

Bob’s Hungry Ghost by Geneviève Côté (Sept. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1770497139). A boy who wants a dog for his birthday gets a ghost named Fluffy instead. Ages 3–7.

Edie’s Ensembles by Ashley Spires (Oct. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1770494909). Edie can’t see anything but her flamboyant outfits—not even her best friend. Ages 4–8.

An Armadillo in Paris by Julie Kraulis (Oct. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1770495265). A Brazilian armadillo, accompanied by his grandfather’s journals, travels to Paris to see the mysterious Iron Lady. Ages 5–9.

The Hockey Sweater, Anniversary Edition by Roch Carrier, trans. by Sheila Fischman, illus. by Sheldon Cohen (Nov. 11, hardcover, $21.99, ISBN 978-1770497627), contains 16 pages of new material. Ages 5–12.

M Is for Maple Leafs by Michael Ulmer, illus. by Melanie Rose (Oct. 14, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1770497986), is a hockey-themed alphabet book. Ages 5–up.

The Rat (Aug. 5, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1770496583) and The Slug (Aug. 5, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1770496552) by Elise Gravel are lighthearted, illustrated nonfiction titles. Ages 6–9.

Hope Springs by Eric Walters, illus. by Eugenie Fernandes (Sept. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1770495302). Boniface, a boy living in an orphanage in Africa, has an idea to help the nearby villagers get water. Ages 6–9.

Audrey (cow) by Dan Bar-el (Nov. 11, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1770496026). When a horse tells the bovine Audrey that she’s headed for the slaughter house, she tries to run away from the farm. Ages 7–10.

The Swallow: A Ghost Story by Charis Cotter (Sept. 9, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1770495913) features a spooky house, a malevolent spirit, and two plucky heroines. Ages 9–12.

Zombie Elementary: The Real Story by Howard Whitehouse (Sept. 9, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1770496088). When Larry’s fourth-grade classmate tries to eat him, he knows something is very wrong at Brooks Elementary. Ages 9–12.

Every Breath by Ellie Marney (Oct. 14, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1770497726) is a thriller involving a murder at the Melbourne Zoo. Ages 14–up.


Great Idea welcomes Spic-and-Span! Lillian Gilbreth’s Wonder Kitchen by Monica Kulling, illus. by David Parkins (Aug. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1770493803), ages 5–8. New to Screech Owls is The Boston Breakout by Roy MacGregor (Oct. 14, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1770494213), ages 9–12. And The Rephaim gains Haze by Paula Weston (Sept. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1770495500), ages 14–up.

Tundra Books/Fenn-Tundra

(dist. by Random House)


Puckster takes center ice in Puckster Plays the Hockey Mascots (Oct. 14, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1770497603) and Puckster’s Christmas Hockey Tournament (Oct. 14, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1770497580) by Lorna Schultz Nicholson, illus. by Kelly Findley, ages 4–7. And The Adventures of Hockey’s Greatest Mascot skates along with Peter Puck and the Runaway Zamboni Machine by Brian McFarlane, illus. by Geri Storey (Oct. 14, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1770495838), ages 6–9.

Tuttle Publishing

Mei-Mei’s Lucky Birthday Noodles by Shan-Shan Chen and Heidi Goodman (Aug. 26, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-0804844611). Every year on her birthday, Mei Mei’s adoptive parents make her a traditional Chinese treat to remind her of her roots. Ages 4–8.

Korean Folk Songs: Stars in the Sky and Dreams in Our Hearts by Robert Choi, illus. by SamEe Back (Oct. 7, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-0804844680), is packaged with a CD and contains scores, cultural notes, and lyrics in Korean and English. Ages 4–8.

All About China: Stories, Songs, Crafts and Games for Kids by Allison Branscombe, illus. by Lin Wang (Nov. 11, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0804841214), introduces the country’s history and culture. Ages 8–12.

In Real Life by Lawrence Tabak (Nov. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0804844789). Seth, a 15-year-old math whiz, sets his sights on becoming a professional video-game player. Ages 12–15.

Univ. of Hawai'i

Hawai'i’s Animals Do the Most Amazing Things! Adaptation and Animal Behavior in the Hawaiian Islands by Marion Coste, illus. by Rena Ekmanis (Dec. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0824839628), offers a look at the islands’ indigenous creatures. Ages 6–up.

Univ. of South Carolina/Young Palmetto Books

The Last Sister by Courtney McKinney-Whitaker (Oct. 1, paper, $21.95, ISBN 978-1611174304) chronicles a young woman’s rough journey on the American frontier during the Anglo-Cherokee War. Ages 12–18.

Writing South Carolina: Selections from the First Annual High School Writing Contest (Dec. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1611175196) features winning essays by teens on an array of issues, selected by author Pat Conroy. Ages 12–18.

Univ. of Mississippi

Song of My Life: A Biography of Margaret Walker by Carolyn J. Brown (Nov. 1, hardcover, $20, ISBN 978-1628461473) profiles the award-winning poet, writer, and activist who was friend and mentor to many African-American writers. Ages 12–18.

VIZ Media/Perfect Square

(dist. by Simon & Schuster)


Bravest Warriors welcomes The Search for Catbug by Alan Brown (Aug. 19, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1421571775) and The Great Core Caper by Chris “Doc” Wyatt, illus. by Corin Howell (Oct. 7, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1421575391), ages 7–10; and Bravest Warriors Presents: Catbug’s Treasure Book (Aug. 19, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1421563923), ages 10–13. LBX: New Dawn Raisers, Vol. 1, by Hideaki Fujii (Nov. 4, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1421576954) launches a series set in the near future, about a boy whose miniaturized toy robot contains valuable data, ages 7–10.

Weldon Owen

(dist. by Simon & Schuster)


Exploratorium presents Kitchen Science: 40+ Delicious Discoveries (Sept. 23, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1616288006) and Color and Light Science: 40+ Eye-Opening Investigations (Sept. 9, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1616287993), ages 8–12.

Wild Iris Publishing

(dist. by Midpoint)


Curious Critters carries on with Marine by David Fitzsimmons (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1936607716), ages 2–4.

Wisdom Publications

(dist. by Simon & Schuster)

Just Me and My Mind by Kerry Lee MacLean (Sept. 9, novelty, $18.95, ISBN 978-1614291244) teaches children to recognize and handle their thoughts and emotions. Ages 3–6.

Zen and Bodhi’s Snowy Day by Gina Bates Brown, illus. by Sarah Jane Hinder (Nov. 18, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1614291657), introduces the concept of mindfulness. Ages 4–8.

Wisdom Tales

(dist. by NBN)

The Pandas and Their Chopsticks: And Other Animal Stories by Demi (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1937786168) features 10 illustrated animal fables. Ages 5–up.

The Dreidel That Wouldn’t Spin: A Toyshop Tale of Hanukkah by Martha Seif Simpson, illus. by Durga Yael Bernhard (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1937786281), is about a beautiful but possibly nonfunctioning dreidel. Ages 5–up.

The Olive Tree by Elsa Marston, illus. by Claire Ewart (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1937786298). Two children look past their differences. Ages 6–up.

Woodbine House

Journal of an ADHD Kid: The Good, the Bad, and the Useful by Tobias Stumpf and Dawn Schaefer Stumpf (Sept. 19, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1606132500). Toby relates his experiences coping with ADHD. Ages 7–13.


The Bunny Rabbit Show! by Sandra Boynton (Sept. 9, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-0761180609). Ten rabbits dance and sing about themselves. Up to age 4.

Big Magic for Little Hands: 25 Astounding Tricks for Young Magicians by Joshua Jay (Nov. 4, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0761180098). This beginner’s education in magic serves up 25 illusions. Ages 7–11.

How Come? Every Kid’s Science Questions Explained by Kathy Wollard, illus. by Debra Solomon (Jan. 13, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-0761179788). This updated edition, with 90% new material, contains more than 200 questions along the lines of “Why is the sky blue?” Ages 8–12.

Kaleidoscopia! Book and Kit: Everything You Need to Know About Kaleidoscopes (Including How to Make Your Own!) by Carolyn Bennett (Oct. 21, kit, $24.95, ISBN 978-0761172932) is a new and expanded version of the book and kit. Ages 9–up.


Indestructibles gains Baby Night-Night (Aug. 26, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-0761181828) and Baby Peekaboo (Aug. 26, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-0761181811) by Amy Pixton, illus. by Kate Merritt, up to age 2.

Zest Books

(dist. by HMH)

Daisy to the Rescue: True Stories of Daring Dogs, Paramedic Parrots, and Other Animal Heroes by Jeff Campbell, illus. by Ramsey Beyer (Oct. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1936976621), features more than 50 real-life stories in which animals saved the day. All ages.

The Next Big Thing: A History of the Boom-or-Bust Moments That Shaped the Modern World by Richard Faulk (Jan. 6, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1936976676) looks into 3,000 years’ worth of our greatest innovations and biggest flops. Ages 14–up.

Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir by Liz Prince (Sept. 2, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1936976553) follows author and zine artist Prince through her early childhood into adulthood and explores her ever-evolving definition of what it means to “be a girl.” Ages 14–up.


Hit by Lorie Ann Grover (Oct. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0310729501). In this contemporary novel, a high school senior must decide the right thing to do when she becomes convinced a teacher is flirting with her. Ages 15–up.

Both of Me by Jonathan Friesen (Dec. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0310731887) deals with mental illness and an unexpected friendship. Ages 15–up.


The Princess Spy by Melanie Dickerson (Nov. 4, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0310730989). Margarethe learns that her betrothed is plotting something wicked in this tale inspired by The Frog Prince. Ages 15–up.


Andi Boggs is on the case in Andi Under Pressure by Amanda Flower (Oct. 7, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-0310737025), ages 8–12. Howard Boward returns for How to Lose Friends and Monster Bots by Ron Bates (Oct. 7, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0310736080), ages 8–12. And Realm Walkers continues with Two Renegade Realms by Donita K. Paul (Dec. 23, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0310735816), ages 13–up.