The featured galleys are All the Wind in the World by Samantha Mabry (A Fierce and Subtle Poison), a romantic YA fantasy set on an allegedly cursed ranch in the Southwest; Rise of the Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste, sequel to The Jumbies; and Wicked Bugs (Young Readers Edition): The Meanest, Deadliest, Grossest Bugs on Earth by Amy Stewart, illus. by Briony Morrow-Cribbs, the children’s edition of Stewart and Morrow-Cribbs’s bestselling guide to insects.
Featured is The Amber Arrow by Tony Daniel, a sequel to The Dragon Hammer.
On offer are Mt. St. Helens 1980: Fiery Eruption! by Gare Thompson, the launch of a middle grade adventure series inspired by historical events; and Chimp Rescue: A True-Life Story by Jess French in collaboration with the Born Free Foundation, the latest in a nonfiction series about animals.
The featured galley is Broken Circle by J.L. Powers and M.A. Powers, first in a YA series about a teen who travels to Limbo and back. Also on offer is the f&g of What Is Hip-Hop? by Eric Morse, illus. by Anny Yi—the follow-up to What Is Punk?
Available are The Great Shelby Holmes Meets Her Match by Elizabeth Eulberg, book two in the middle grade Sherlock Holmes homage; The Exact Location of Home by Kate Messner, companion novel to The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z, about a tech-savvy boy searching for his father; a debut fantasy novel The Whisper in the Stone by Kamilla Benko, a Middle Grade Editor’s Buzz Pick, about a girl searching for her sister in a land full of magic creatures; and Reign the Earth by A.C. Gaughen, a YA fantasy set in a royal court.
The featured titles include The Wonderling by Mira Bartók, a Dickensian debut about an orphan on a quest; My Brigadista Year by Newbery Medalist Katherine Paterson, a historical middle grade novel, in which a young Cuban teenager volunteers for Fidel Castro’s national literacy campaign; Race to the Bottom of the Sea by Lindsay Eagar, a middle grade adventure about a young inventor kidnapped by a treasure-hunting pirate; Slider by Pete Hautman, a contemporary middle grade novel set in the world of competitive eating; Landscape with Invisible Hand by M.T. Anderson, a YA novel about an alien invasion that may or may not be benign; Ride: Kit Meets Covington by J.G. Bobbi Weiss, a novelization of Nickelodeon’s Ride; Trell by Dick Lehr, a YA novel inspired by the true story of a young man’s false imprisonment for murder; Brave Red, Smart Frog by Emily Jenkins and illus. by Rohan Daniel Eason, a middle grade fairy tale retelling; The Big Lie by Julie Mayhew, a speculative YA novel set in a present-day England ruled by Nazis; and Sinking the Sultana by Sally M. Walker, a middle grade nonfiction account of the worst maritime disaster in American history.
Galleys to look for are A Different Pond by Bao Phi, illus. by Thi Bui, a debut picture book about a father-son fishing trip; A Loud Winter’s Nap by Katy Hudson, a picture book about a hibernating tortoise; Zinnia and the Bees by Danielle Davis, illus. by Laura K. Horton, a middle grade comedy in which a colony of bees moves into a seventh-grader’s hair; Mabel Opal Pear and the Rules for Spying by Amanda Hosch, illus. by Ira Sluyterman van Langeweyde, a middle grade caper about a young spy in the making; Project You: More Than 50 Ways to Calm Down, De-Stress, and Feel Great by Aubre Andrus, illus. by Veronica Collignon, a YA self-help guide to beating stress; and Strange Alchemy by Gwenda Bond, a revised and updated version of Bond’s debut, Blackwood.
The featured titles are Running Full Tilt by Michael Currinder, a YA debut about a teen who finds escape from his troubled home life through long-distance running; Blood and Ink by Stephen Davies, a YA romance set in war-torn Mali; Select by Marit Weisenberg, the first in a YA fantasy series about a secret group of humans with extraordinary abilities; Like Vanessa by Tami Charles, a YA coming-of-age novel set on the heels of Vanessa Williams’s historic Miss America win; Saturdays with Hitchcock by Ellen Wittlinger, a middle grade novel about a young movie buff; and Falcon Wild by Terry Lynn Johnson, a middle grade survival story about a girl and her rescued falcon.
The featured galley is Charlie & Mouse & Grumpy by Laurel Snyder, illus. by Emily Hughes, sequel to Charlie & Mouse.
On offer are The Only Way I Can by Bonnie Grubman, illus. by Carolien Westermann, a picture book about recognizing your talent; Benji and the 24 Pound Banana Squash by Alan C. Fox, illus. by Eefje Kuijl, a picture book about a boy gardener; and You Know What? by Carol Gordon Ekster, illus. by Nynke Talsma, about a talkative boy who tries to postpone his bedtime.
The galleys on offer are The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton, kicking off a dystopian YA series set in a world where beauty is a commodity that only a few control; The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken, first in a middle grade duology about a boy who must rid himself of the ancient demon inhabiting his body; Click’d by Tamara Ireland Stone, the first in a middle grade series starring a girl coder; Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner, launching a YA sci-fi duology set in space; and This Is Not a Love Letter by Kim Purcell, a contemporary YA novel about a teen romance threatened by racism. The featured f&gs will be Coco: Miguel and the Grand Harmony by Matt de la Peña, illus. by Ana Ramírez, a picture book based on characters from Pixar’s upcoming animated feature film, Coco; and Star Wars: BB-8 on the Run by Drew Daywalt, about the droid’s mission to get a top-secret map back to the Resistance.
Among featured titles are Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings, first in a science fiction series about an all-girl crew of space pirates; All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis, book one in a futuristic series set in a world where every word and gesture is copyrighted; Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody, a fantasy starring a teen illusionist; If There’s No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout, a contemporary novel exploring the aftermath of a tragic accident; and Red Dirt by Anna Jarzab, about a proud country girl navigating the dangerous underbelly of her small Oklahoma town as she searches for her missing father.
The galleys on offer are They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera, a YA romance set in a world where people receive a phone call on the day they’re going to die; Release by Patrick Ness, a contemporary YA novel about a young man grappling with his sexuality; Max Tilt: Fire the Depths by Peter Lerangis, the launch of a middle grade adventure series hinging on Jules Verne’s long-lost unpublished manuscript; Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic by Armand Baltazar, first in an illustrated middle grade series in which past, present, and future collide; Marge in Charge by actress and Children’s Book & Author Breakfast Speaker Isla Fisher, first in a middle grade trilogy about a modern-day Amelia Bedelia and her two young charges; The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli, the launch of a YA trilogy starring a dragon-hunting heroine; Calling My Name by Liara Tamani, a YA debut about an African-American girl grappling with her family, religion, and sexuality; Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid by Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis, a middle grade novel about a band of child pickpockets; and The Crims by Kate Davies, a middle grade novel about a bumbling crime family.
The featured galleys are Auma’s Long Run by Eucabeth Odhiambo, a Middle Grade Buzz Pick set in Kenya during the rise of the AIDS epidemic; Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield, a 2017 Carnegie Medal nominee, about a teenager with an abusive home life; The Notations of Cooper Cameron by Jane O’Reilly, a realistic middle grade novel about a boy coping with OCD; and A Dangerous Magic by Donald Hounam, a middle grade novel about a forensic sorcerer.
Galleys to look for include Invictus by Ryan Graudin, a YA sci-fi novel about a gang of time-traveling thieves; The Cruel Prince by Holly Black, a YA fantasy series opener set in a faerie court; The Magic Misfits by actor Neil Patrick Harris, book one in a middle grade series about a runaway street magician; The Way to Bea by Kat Yeh, a middle grade novel starring a young poet; Fireblood by Elly Blake, the sequel to Frostblood; The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones, a paranormal YA novel about a devilish pact; I’m Just No Good at Rhyming by Chris Harris, illus. by Lane Smith, a debut collection of humorous verse; Monster High/Ever After High: The Legend of Shadow High by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, a middle grade novel with characters from the Mattel franchise; Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend, the start of an Australian fantasy series; and The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell, the first in a new fantasy series from the author of How to Train Your Dragon.
Galleys on offer include Pottymouth and Stoopid by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, illus. by Stephen Gilpin, a middle grade novel about two bullied underdogs who inspire a TV show; Expelled by James Patterson with Emily Raymond, a YA novel about four teens expelled for a scandalous photo; Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco, the sequel to Stalking Jack the Ripper; Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely, a genre-bending YA western; Jacky Ha-Ha: My Life Is a Joke by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, illus. by Kerascoet, the sequel to Jacky Ha-Ha; and Laugh Out Loud by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, illus. by Jeff Ebbeler, a middle grade series opener about a book-loving boy.
The featured galleys include Wishtree by Newbery Medalist Katherine Applegate, a middle grade novel about a neighborhood tree and the new family in town; The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo, a short story collection set within her Grisha universe; Renegades by Marissa Meyer, a YA fantasy about a syndicate of prodigies; After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) by Dan Santat, a picture book following the aftermath of Humpty Dumpty’s accident; When’s My Birthday? by Julie Fogliano, illus by Christian Robinson, a picture book celebrating everything that is wonderful about birthdays; Greetings from Witness Protection! by Jake Burt, a debut middle grade novel about a foster-care girl who is placed with a family in the witness protection program; You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins, a YA novel about an Indian-American family’s immigrant experience; Wild Beauty by National Book Award–finalist Anna-Marie McLemore, a YA romance about a lush garden and two lovers who fall under its spell; The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater, a debut nonfiction book for teens about a hate crime against an agender teen; and Spinning by Tillie Walden, a YA Book Buzz graphic novel set in the world of competitive figure skating.
The featured galley is Superhero Therapy: Mindfulness Skills to Help Teens and Young Adults Deal with Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma by Janina Scarlet, an illustrated self-help guide for teens.
The available galleys are Miguel’s Brave Knight by Margarita Engle, illus. by Raúl Colón, a fictionalized biography of Miguel de Cervantes written in verse; Rapunzel by Bethan Woollvin, a fairy tale retelling from the author of Little Red; Dangerous Jane by Suzanne Slade, illus. by Alice Ratterree, a picture book biography of Jane Addams; King & Kayla and the Case of the Mysterious Mouse by Dori Hillestad Butler, illus. by Nancy Meyers, the start of an early reader series about a mystery-solving girl and a dog; Charlie Bumpers vs. His Big Blabby Mouth by Bill Harley, illus. by Adam Gustavson, the latest installment of the chapter book comedy series; and Claude on the Big Screen by Alex T. Smith, a new chapter book featuring the familiar canine.
Penguin Young Readers
The galleys on offer include Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi, the companion to Furthermore; Warcross by Marie Lu, first in a YA duology about a game that takes the world by storm; Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi, a debut YA fantasy set in a world where sin can be magically transferred for a cost; Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore, a YA novel from the author of Graceling about finding yourself in a world of seemingly infinite choices; There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins, a YA horror novel about a high school serial killer; Sarabella’s Thinking Cap by Judy Schachner, a picture book about a girl who can’t help thinking outside the box; All’s Faire in Middle School by Newbery Honor author Victoria Jamieson, a graphic novel about starting middle school and life at the Renaissance Faire; Girls Who Code, an illustrated guide by Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani; Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie Dao, book one in a YA reimagining of the Evil Queen legend; and Things I’m Seeing Without You by Peter Bognanni, a contemporary YA novel about finding love after loss.
Penguin Random House Canada
The featured galleys are Maud by Melanie Fishbane, a YA novel about L.M. Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables; The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim: Monster by Shane Peacock, first in a gothic YA trilogy about a sensitive orphan; The Painting by Charis Cotter, a middle grade novel about a girl who discovers a mysterious painting; and The Agony of Bun O’Keefe by Heather Smith, a realistic YA novel described as Little Miss Sunshine meets Room.
Galleys available include Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart, a YA psychological thriller told in reverse; Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller, the launch of a YA series starring a teenage gamer; Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo, first in the DC Icons series; Dear Martin by Nic Stone, a YA novel about an African-American boy who processes his racist experiences by writing a journal to Martin Luther King Jr.; A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck, a YA tale of unrequited love; Nyxia by Scott Reintgen, first in a YA series about a teen recruited for a space mission; The Perfect Score by Rob Buyea, a middle grade series opener about a plot to ace a standardized test; Mr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Race by Chris Grabenstein, book three in the middle grade adventure series; The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore, a realistic middle grade novel in which a boy tries to survive in the projects in Harlem following his brother’s death; and The Losers Club by Andrew Clements, a middle grade novel about a boy who founds a new reading club.
The featured f&g is The King of Too Many Things by Laurel Snyder, illus. by Aurore Damant, a modern fairy tale.
Available galleys are All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater, a YA fantasy about an extraordinary family; Refugee by Alan Gratz, a middle grade novel following three different children in search of refuge; The Secret of Nightingale Wood by Lucy Strange, a debut middle grade novel of friendship, fairy tales, and family secrets; Swing It, Sunny by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm, the follow-up to Sunny Side Up; All About Mia by Lisa Williamson, pitched as a YA Bridget Jones’s Diary; American Girl Like Sister #1: Emma Moves In by Clare Hutton, book one in a new series from American Girl and Scholastic; Hilde Cracks the Case #1 by 10-year-old Hilde Lysiak, publisher of a local newspaper, and Matthew Lysiak, the start of an early chapter book mystery series; Witch Boy, a debut middle grade graphic novel by Molly Ostertag, illustrator of the webcomic Strong Female Protagonist. The featured f&gs include Mary McScary by R.L. Stine, illus. by Marc Brown, a picture book about a mischief-loving girl; and Why Am I Me? by Paige Britt, illus. by Selina Alko and Sean Qualls, a poetic picture book celebrating diversity.
The featured galley is Mustaches for Maddie by Chad Morris and Shelly Brown, a middle grade novel about a tween diagnosed with a brain tumor.
Simon & Schuster
Galleys on offer are Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed, a contemporary YA novel about three misfits who come together to avenge the rape of a fellow classmate; This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada, a YA sci-fi novel set in a world where people are implanted with technology to recode their DNA; The Glass Town Game by Catherynne M. Valente, a middle grade fantasy starring the Brontë siblings; and Zero Repeat Forever by G.S. Prendergast, the start of a YA sci-fi series.
The featured galleys are Willow and the Wedding by Denise Brennan-Nelson, illus. by Cyd Moore, the next installment in the chapter book series; Good Night, Reindeer by Denise Brennan-Nelson, illus. by Marco Bucci, a holiday-themed picture book; Around the World Right Now by Gina Cascone and Bryony Williams Sheppard, illus. by Olivia Beckman, a travelogue; Stella Batts: Broken Birthday by Courtney Sheinmel, illus. by Jennifer A. Bell, the latest in the chapter book series; The Legend of Sea Glass by Trinka Hakes Noble, illus. by Doris Ettlinger, an original legend; and Horace J. Edwards and the Time Keepers: The Secret of the Scarab Beetle by William Meyer, the start of a middle grade sci-fi series.
Galleys to look for include Love, Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed, a debut novel in which an Indian-American Muslim teen confronts Islamophobia; and No Saints in Kansas by Amy Brashear, a reimagining of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood.
The featured galleys are Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp, a YA mystery about a teen’s suspicious suicide; As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti, a YA fantasy about a small town where everyone is granted one wish; Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller, first in a YA duology starring a gender-fluid main character; The List by Patricia Forde, a middle grade fantasy set in a world where speech is constrained to 500 sanctioned words; Goodnight Lab: A Scientific Parody by Chris Ferrie, a picture book pitched as Goodnight Moon for kid scientists; The Very Very Very Long Dog by Julia Patton, a picture book featuring a dachshund that lives in a bookstore; Be Brave Little One by Marianne Richmond, a picture book about the power of courage; The Messy Alphabet Book! from Sesame Workshop, an ABC book starring Sesame Street characters; and four titles in Chris Ferrie’s Baby University series: Quantum Physics for Babies, Rocket Science for Babies, General Relativity for Babies, and Newtonian Physics for Babies—board books with simple explanations of complex ideas.
The featured galleys are Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling, a middle grade adventure novel starring two differently abled kids; and Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code by Laurie Wallmark, the picture book biography of Adm. Grace Hopper.
Time Inc. Books
Available galleys are three Animal Planet Adventures chapter books—Farm Friends Escape!, Dolphin Rescue, and Puppy Rescue Riddle—and The Football Fanbook from Sports Illustrated.
This article has been corrected; an earlier version incorrectly labeled "Time Inc. Books" as "Time."