National Geographic Kids

Animal Groups by Jill Esbaum, illus. by Frans Lanting (Aug. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2060-6), examines animal groups’ names, behaviors, and distinctive features. Ages 4–8.

A Friend for Lakota: The Incredible True Story of a Wolf Who Braved Bullying by Jim Dutcher and Jamie Dutcher (Sept. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2082-8). A shy wolf pup finds a supportive and nurturing friend. Ages 4–8.

By the Numbers: 230.333 Cool Stats and Figures (Oct. 13, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2072-9). Graphs, pie charts, maps, and photos illustrate statistics and measurements, Ages 8–12.

Edible Science: Experiments You Can Eat by Jodi Wheeler-Toppen and Carol Tennant (Sept. 8, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2111-5) rounds up food-related experiments. Ages 8–12.

Extreme Planet: Carsten Peter’s Adventures in Volcanoes, Caves, Canyons, Deserts, and Beyond! by Carsten Peter and Glen Phelan (Oct. 13, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2100-9) explores seemingly unexplainable natural places and phenomena. Ages 8–12.

Mastermind: Over 100 Games, Tests, and Puzzles to Unleash Your Inner Genius by Stephanie Warren Drimmer (Oct. 27, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2110-8) explains how the brain works and how that affects vision, hearing, touch, smell, taste, and language. Ages 8–12.

National Geographic Kids Brain Games: The Mind-Blowing Science of Your Amazing Brain by Jennifer Swanson (Sept. 8, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2070-5). This companion to the Brain Games TV show presents facts about and challenges for the brain. Ages 8–12.

National Geographic Kids Why? Over 1,111 Answers to Everything by Crispin Boyer (Oct. 13, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2096-5) answers questions on various topics. Ages 8–12.

100 Things to Make You Happy by Lisa M. Gerry (Aug. 4, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2058-3) compiles animal facts, scientific discoveries, photos, and inspirational advice. Ages 8–12.

That’s Deadly: Fatal Facts That Will Test Your Fearless Factor by Crispin Boyer (Sept. 8, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2078-1) focuses on predators, natural disasters, and dangerous jobs. Ages 8–12.

National Geographic Kids Guide to Photography: Tips & Tricks on How to Be a Great Photographer From the Pros & Your Pals at My Shot by Nancy Honovich and Annie Griffiths (Aug. 4, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2066-8) features the work of National Geographic photographers. Ages 8–12.

United States Encyclopedia: America’s People, Places, and Events (Sept. 22, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2092-7) showcases U.S. history, facts, and figures. Ages 8–12.

Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet by Buzz Aldrin and Marianne Dyson (Sept. 8, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2206-8) examines what life on Mars may be like. Ages 8–12.

When Fish Got Feet, When Bugs Were Big, and When Dinos Dawned: A Cartoon Prehistory of Life on Earth by Hannah Bonner (Aug. 4, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2104-7) spotlights life on earth before humans. Ages 8–12.


National Geographic Kids Look and Learn issues Dig! (Aug. 4, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2062-0) and Ocean Creatures (Aug. 4, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2063-7), ages 2–5. New National Geographic Readers are: George Washington Carver (Jan. 12, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2285-3), Pope Francis by Barbara Kramer (Aug. 4, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2253-2), and Turtles (Jan. 12, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2293-8), ages 4–6; Rosa Parks by Kitson Jazynka (Aug. 4, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2141-2) and Bees (Jan. 12, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2281-5), ages 5–8; and Cleopatra by Kramer (Aug. 4, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2137-5) and Sonia Sotomayor (Jan. 12, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2289-1), ages 6–9. And National Geographic Books of Poetry adds National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry: More than 200 Poems with Photographs That Float, Zoom, and Bloom! by J. Patrick Lewis (Oct. 13, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2094-1), ages 4–8.

Holidays Around the World welcomes Celebrate Chinese New Year: With Fireworks, Dragons, and Lanterns by Carolyn Otto (Dec. 22, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2372-0), ages 6–9. Ultimate Reptileopedia: The Most Complete Reptile Reference Ever by Christina Wilsdon (Oct. 13, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2102-3) is a new Ultimate “opedia” title, ages 7–10. The National Geographic Kids Everything introduces Space: Blast Off for a Universe of Photos, Facts, and Fun! by Helaine Becker (Sept. 8, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2074-3) and Vikings: All the Incredible Facts and Fierce Fun You Can Plunder by Nadia Higgins (Sept. 8, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2076-7), ages 8–12. And National Geographic Kids Funny Fill-in releases My Bugs Adventure (Dec. 8, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2199-3), My Flying Adventure (Aug. 4, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2065-1), My Haunted House Adventure (Aug. 4, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2064-4), and My Mythology Adventure (Dec. 8, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2198-6), ages 8–12.

National Geographic Kids Quiz Whiz gains 1,000 Super Fun Mind-Bending Totally Awesome Trivia Questions (Nov. 10, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2084-2), ages 8–12. Ultimate Weird but True picks up 1,000 Wild and Wacky Facts and Photos! (Aug. 4, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2068-2), ages 8–12. Weird but True adds 300 Outrageous Facts (Nov. 10, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2086-6), ages 8–12. Treasury of Norse Mythology: Stories of Intrigue, Trickery, Love, and Revenge by Donna Jo Napoli, illus. by Christina Balit (Sept. 22, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2098-9), is a new National Geographic’s Treasury, ages 8–12. What in the World continues with Look Again (Sept. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2080-4), ages 8–12. And new National Geographic Photobiographies are Airborne: A Photobiography of Wilbur and Orville Wright by Mary Collins (Aug. 4, hardcover, $17.90, ISBN 978-1-4263-2234-1; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2221-1) and Helen’s Eyes: A Photobiography of Annie Sullivan, Helen Keller’s Teacher by Marfé Ferguson Delano (Aug. 4, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-2222-8), ages 10–up.

Natural History Museum, London

(Dist. by IPG/Trafalgar Square)

The Queen & Mr Brown: A Night in the Natural History Museum by James Francis Wilkins (Dec. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-565-09376-1). Britain’s monarch and her pet corgi visit London’s Natural History Museum after hours in this follow-up to A Day for Dinosaurs. Ages 4–7.



Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde welcomes The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde, illus. by P. Craig Russell (Jan. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-981-6), ages 9–12.

New York Review Books

Arthur by Rhoda Levine, illus. by Everett Aison (Oct. 20, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-59017-935-2). In this 1962 tale, a bird enjoys winter in New York City after the others fly south. Ages 3–7.

The Little Water Sprite (Sept. 8, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-59017-933-8) and The Little Witch (Sept. 8, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-59017-934-5) by Otfried Preussler, trans. by Anthea Bell, illus. by Winnie Gebhardt-Gayler, bring two tales by this German author back into print. Ages 5–9.

Leon Garfield’s Shakespeare Stories by Leon Garfield, illus. by Michael Foreman (Nov. 3, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-59017-931-4), refashions 21 plays as stories. Ages 10–up.


The King of Keji by Jan L. Coates, illus. by Patsy MacKinnon (Sept. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-77108-281-5). Jacob and his grandfather set out on a camping trip in a Nova Scotia park. Ages 4–8.

Be a Beach Detective: Solving the Mysteries of Seas, Sands, and Surf by Peggy Kochanoff (Sept. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-77108-267-9) explores coastal habitats. Ages 4–9.

Jacob’s Landing by Daphne Greer (Sept. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-77108-279-2). After his father dies, a boy learns a family secret while visiting his grandparents in a seaside town. Ages 8–13.

No Starch

The Official ScratchJrBook by Marina Umaschi Bers (Oct. 25, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-59327-671-3) offers activities to develop computational thinking, problem solving, and design skills. Ages 5–7.

Game Art: Creative Inspiration, from Indie Games to Blockbusters by Matt Sainsbury (Aug. 25, paper, $39.95, ISBN 978-1-59327-665-2) presents concept art and interviews with video-game developers. Ages 14–up.


The Little Gardener by Emily Hughes (Aug. 11, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-909263-43-7). A diminutive gardener learns the importance of persistence. Ages 3–7.

Mad About Monkeys by Owen Davey (Aug. 11, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-909263-57-4) examines the varieties of monkeys that inhabit our planet. Ages 3–7.

Toby and the Ice Giants by Joe Lillington (Aug. 11, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-909263-58-1). A young Ice Age bison encounters the animals of the Last Glacial Period. Ages 3–7.



Joining Explore Your World are Explore Norse Myths! With 25 Great Projects by Anita Yasuda, illus. by Bryan Stone (Nov. 10, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-320-1); and Explore Soil! With 25 Great Projects by Kathleen M. Reilly (Sept. 15, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-295-2), ages 7–10. Build It Yourself introduces Microbes: Discover an Unseen World by Christine Burillo-Kirch, illus. by Tom Casteel (Oct. 13, paper, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-310-2); 3D Engineering: Design and Build Practical Prototypes by Vicki V. May, illus. by Andrew Christensen (Nov. 10, paper, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-315-7); and Video Games: Design and Code Your Own Adventure by Kathy Ceceri, illus. by Mike Crosier (Sept. 15, paper, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-300-3), ages 9–12. Girls in Science greets Astronomy: Cool Women in Space by Anita Yasuda (Aug. 11, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-330-0) and Technology: Cool Women Who Code by Andi Diehn (Aug. 11, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-325-6), ages 9–12. And Inquire and Investigate adds Comparative Religion: Investigate the World Through Religious Tradition by Carla Mooney (Oct. 13, paper, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-305-8), ages 12–15.


Best Grandma in the World (Sept. 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4225-0) and Best Grandpa in the World (Sept. 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4237-3) by Eleni Livanios celebrate grandparents. Ages up to 3.

Coco and the Little Black Dress by Annmarie van Haeringen (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4239-7) is a picture-book biography of Coco Chanel. Ages 4–8.

Five Little Ducks Go to School by Carol Roth (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4132-1). Initially reluctant about going, ducklings discover that they love school. Ages 4–8.

The Fox Chase: The Adventures of Findus & Pettson by Sven Nordqvist (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4215-1). How will a cat and a farmer scare away a fox? Ages 4–8.

Happy Birthday Davy! by Brigitte Weninger (Oct. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4224-3). All Davy’s birthday wishes come true when his grandparents come to visit. Ages 4–8.

Moletown by Torben Kuhlmann (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4208-3). Moles over-build in a pasture in this tale of the precarious balance between progress and preservation. Ages 4–8.

Super Bunny by Stephanie Blake (Oct. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4223-6). Imagination and the ability to remove a splinter make this caped bunny super. Ages 4–8.

24 Stories for Advent by Brigitte Weninger (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4229-8) compiles Advent tales focusing on sharing, kindness, and togetherness. Ages 4–8.

There’s a Little Black Spot on the Sun Today by Sting, illus. by Sven Völker (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4238-0), illustrates the lyrics to Sting’s “King of Pain.” Ages 4–8.


(Dist. by IPS)

A Series of Small Maneuvers by Eliot Treichel (Nov. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-932010-79-4). Emma struggles to find peace after inadvertently causing an accident that kills her father. Ages 12–18.

Open Road Media

Edge: Collected Stories by M.E. Kerr (Sept. 15, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5040-0991-1) collects 15 stories about friendship, family, and the universal need for love and acceptance. Ages 12–16.


The Wildenstern Saga by Oisin McGann introduces Ancient Appetites (Aug. 11, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4976-6570-5) and The Wisdom of Dead Men (Dec. 8, paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-4976-6589-7), ages 12–17.


A Carnival of Cats by Charles Ghigna, illus. by Kristi Bridgeman (Sept. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0686-3). Which breed of cat is hiding on the next page? Ages up to 3.

So Many Babies by Lorna Crozier, illus. by Laura Watson (Aug. 25, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0831-7), explores places that baby animals live. Ages up to 3.

Up Hamster, Down Hamster by Kass Reich (Sept. 15, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1013-6). This look at opposites follows up Hamsters Holding Hands and This Little Hamster. Ages up to 3.

Ripple Effect by Sylvia Taekema (Sept. 15, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0872-0). The friendship between two girls is put to the test when one is injured in a summer biking accident. Ages 4–7.

The Summer We Saved the Bees by Robin Stevenson (Sept. 8, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0834-8). Obsessed with saving the world’s honeybees, a boy’s mother wants to take her activism—and her family—on the road. Ages 9–12.

Are You Seeing Me? by Darren Groth (Aug. 18, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1079-2). Australian twins embark on a road trip in the Pacific Northwest. Ages 12–up.


Just Enough issues Where Do Babies Come From? Our First Talk About Birth by Jillian Roberts, illus. by Cindy Revell (Oct. 13, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0942-0), ages 3–6. Lucy Tries Sports debuts with Lucy Tries Luge by Lisa Bowes, illus. by James Hearne (Oct. 6, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1019-8), ages 4–8. Orca Echoes continues with Bagels on Board by Joan Betty Stuchner, illus. by Dave Whamond (Oct. 6, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0695-5); and Beatrice More Moves In by Alison Hughes, illus. by Helen Flook (Nov. 3, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0761-7), ages 7–9. What’s the Buzz? Keeping Bees in Flight by Merrie-Ellen Wilcox (Sept. 22, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0960-4) joins Orca Footprints, ages 8–12. Orca Currents adds Bad Business by Diane Dakers (Oct. 6, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0969-7) and Three Good Things by Lois J. Peterson (Nov. 3, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0985-7), ages 10–14. And Orca Limelights presents At Ease by Jeff Ross (Nov. 3, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0800-3); Raising the Stakes by Trudee Romanek (Oct. 13, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0779-2); and Shimmy by Kari Jones (Sept. 8, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0764-8), ages 11–14.

Orca Soundings releases Foolproof by Diane Tullson (Oct. 6, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1034-1) and Sleight of Hand by Natasha Deen (Nov. 3, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1120-1), ages 12–up. Orca Sports scores Betting Game by Heather M. O’Connor (Oct. 20, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0930-7), ages 11–15. New Retribution titles are Burned by Natasha Deen (Oct. 13, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0726-6), Exposed by Judith Graves (Oct. 13, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0722-8), and Unleashed by Sigmund Brouwer (Oct. 13, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0730-3), ages 12–16. And Secrets offers A Big Dose of Lucky by Marthe Jocelyn (Sept. 29, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0668-9). Innocent by Eric Walters (Sept. 29, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0665-8), My Life Before Me by Norah McClintock (Sept. 29, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0662-7), Shattered Glass by Teresa Toten (Sept. 29, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0671-9), Small Bones by Vicki Grant (Sept. 29, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0653-5), and Stones on a Grave by Kathy Kacer (Sept. 29, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-0659-7), ages 12–up.

Overlook Press


The Iremonger Trilogy picks up Lungdon by Edward Carey (Nov. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4683-0955-3), ages 10–17.


Dojo Daytrip by Chris Tougas (Sept. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-142-8). The six little ninjas from Dojo Daycare take a field trip to the farm. Ages 3–7.

An Inuksuk Means Welcome by Mary Wallace (Sept. 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-137-4) provides an acrostic introduction to life in the Arctic. Ages 3–7.

Kyle Goes Alone by Jan Thornhill, illus. by Ashley Barron (Aug. 11, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-075-9). A sloth who has to “go” journeys down from the rainforest canopy by himself. Ages 3–7.

The Little Book of Big Fears by Monica Arnaldo (Aug. 11, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-047-6) takes a lighthearted look at the things that scare us, big and small. Ages 3–7.

Turn Off That Light! by John Crossingham, illus. by Steve Wilson (Oct. 13, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-101-5). A hedgehog is not happy about being woken up—by readers. Ages 3–7.

Once Upon a Rainy Day by Édouard Manceau (Aug. 11, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-151-0). In this animal tale, the settings are illustrated, but readers must imagine the characters and action. Ages 4–8.

Oscar Lives Next Door: A Story Inspired by Oscar Peterson’s Childhood by Bonnie Farmer, illus. by Marie Lafrance (Sept. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-104-6), is a fictional imagining of this Montreal jazz musician’s early years. Ages 4–8.

Traveling Butterflies by Susumu Shingu (Sept. 15, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-148-0) explores monarch butterfly migration. Ages 4–8.

The Wolf-Birds by Willow Dawson (Sept. 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-054-4) reveals how ravens and wolves work together to survive in the wild. Ages 5–8.

West Meadows Detectives: The Case of the Snack Snatcher by Liam O’Donnell, illus. by Aurélie Grand (Oct. 13, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-069-8), is the debut book of a series about neurodiverse kids who use their unique strengths to solve mysteries. Ages 7–10.

Wildlife Rescue: Koala Hospital by Suzi Eszterhas (Oct. 13, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-140-4). This launch to a series about animals in danger is set in an Australian koala rescue center. Ages 7–10.

A Beginner’s Guide to Immortality: From Alchemy to Avatars by Maria Birmingham, illus. by Josh Holinaty (Oct. 13, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-045-2), draws on folklore, science, history, and religion to examine ways humans have tried to achieve immortality. Ages 8–12.

Friend or Foe: The Whole Truth About Animals People Love to Hate by Etta Kaner, illus. by David Anderson (Sept. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-064-3), discusses what we dislike about 10 unpopular animals and their value to humans and the environment. Ages 8–12.

The Art of the Possible: An Everyday Guide to Politics by Edward Keenan, illus. by Julie McLaughlin (Sept. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-068-1), is a conversational guide to politics and the political process. Ages 10–14.


Giraffe Meets Bird by Rebecca Bender, (Nov. 2, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-927485-35-4) reveals how Giraffe and Bird first became friends. Ages 2–5.

Kiss, Kiss by Jennifer Couëlle (Dec. 10, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-927485-86-6) spotlights different meanings of a kiss. Ages 3–6.

In a Cloud of Dust by Alma Fullerton (Sept. 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-927485-62-0). Friends in a Tanzanian village solve a transportation problem by sharing. Ages 4-8.

Bad Pirate by Kari-Lynn Winters, illus. by Dean Griffiths (Sept. 18, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-927485-71-2). The daughter of a canine pirate captain proves that a good pirate can be true to herself even if it means running against the pack. Ages 5–8.

Once Upon a Line by Wallace Edwards (Oct. 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-927485-78-1) is a tale that explores storytelling through a single line that grows into new images and stories. Ages 6–9.

Cat Champions: Caring for Our Feline Friends by Rob Laidlaw (Oct. 1, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-927485-54-5) introduces kids who are volunteering to help cats in need. Ages 8–12.

The Stowaways by Meghan Marentette (Nov. 6, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-927485-88-0) recounts the adventures of a family of mice. Ages 8–12.

Evie Brooks Is Marooned in Manhattan by Sheila Agnew (Nov. 3, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-927485-87-3; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-927485-82-8). After her mother dies, Evie moves from Dublin to Manhattan to live with her veterinarian uncle. Ages 9–12.


Princess Pistachio returns in Princes Pistachio and the Pest by Marie-Louise Gay (Oct. 15, hardcover, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-927485-73-6), ages 5–8.

Board Book Reprint

Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That by Victoria Allenby, illus. by Tara Anderson (Oct. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-927485-66-8), ages 1–4.

Palazzo Editions

Alice Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll, illus. by Robert Ingpen (Nov. 1, hardcover, $23.99, ISBN 978-0-9571483-9-0) includes original illustrations and unabridged text. Ages 8–up.

Pan Macmillan

Axel Scheffler Treasury of Rhyming Stories with CD by Axel Scheffler (Nov. 1, board book, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-4472-7725-5) presents tales about a lively cast of characters. Ages up to 5.

Benji Bear’s Busy Day by Tor Freeman (Nov. 1, board book, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5098-0111-4). Moving clock hands help readers learn to tell time. Ages up to 5.

Charlie Chick Goes to School by Nick Denchfield, illus. by Ant Parker (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4472-7718-7). Charlie is off to school in this pop-up tale with gatefold flaps. Ages up to 5.

Charlie Crow in the Snow by Paula Metcalf, illus. by Cally Johnson-Isaacs (Oct. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-230-76035-6). Winter takes a crow by surprise—but a new friend helps. Ages up to 5.

The Nursery Alice by Lewis Carroll, illus. by Sir John Tenniel (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4472-8711-7), contains the original preface and advertisements. Ages up to 5.

Rosie’s Hat by Julia Donaldson, illus. by Anna Currey (Nov. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4472-6613-6). This tale with sound effects involves a girl, a hat, and a gust of wind. Ages up to 5.

Knock! Knock! Open the Door by Michaela Morgan, illus. by David Walker (Sept. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4472-1134-1). A toddler awaits a new sibling in this lift-the-flaps tale. Ages 3–5.

Polly Parrot Picks a Pirate by Peter Bently, illus. by Penny Dann (Oct. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4472-2343-6). Polly Parrot searches for a pirate that will make the perfect pet. Ages 3–5.

Wake Up Do, Lydia Lou! by Julia Donaldson, illus. by Karen George (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4472-0957-7). When a ghost trying to scare a girl can’t awaken her, animal pals help. Ages 3–5.

Spiders by Tom Hoyle (Sept. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4472-5046-3). A cult still has Adam in its sights in this follow-up to Thirteen. Ages 12–up.


Whizzy Wheels by Marion Billet spins on with London Bus (Oct. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-230-76057-8) and London Taxi (Oct. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-230-76103-2), ages up to 5. Poppy Cat stars in All Aboard! (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-230-75400-3), Birthday Treasure (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-230-75403-4), and Blast Off! (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-230-75399-0) by Lara Jones, ages 3–5. Say Hello greets Say Hello to the Snowy Animals! by Ian Whybrow, illus. by Ed Eaves (Oct. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4472-1035-1), ages 3–5. Princess Mirror-Belle reigns in Princess Mirror-Belle (Oct. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4472-8562-5) and Princess Mirror-Belle and the Party Hoppers (Oct. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4472-8489-5) by Julia Donaldson, illus. by Lydia Monks, ages 7–9. Joining Glenn Murphy’s Science Sorted are Robots and the Whole Technology Story (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4472-8487-1) and Predators: The Whole Tooth-and-Claw Story (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4472-8504-5), ages 9–11. And Allan Boroughs’s Legend of Ironheart presents Ironheart (Sept. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4472-3599-6) and Bloodstone (Dec. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4472-3600-9), ages 12–up.


The Red Shoes and Other Tales by Metaphrog (Oct. 13, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-283-7) retells three fairy tales in comics format. Ages 8–12.


Disney Fairies Graphic Novels issues Tinker Bell and Her Friends by Tea Orsi, illus. by Antonello Dalena and Manuela Razzi (Jan. 19, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-430-5; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-429-9), ages 6–11. Disney Graphic Novels takes flight with Planes, adapted by Alessandro Sisti, illus. by Roberto Di Salvo, Cra Mated, and Lucio Leoni (Sept. 15, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-287-5; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-286-8), ages 6–11. LEGO Legends of Chima offers March of the Wolves by Yannick Grotholt, illus. by Comicon (Sept. 29, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-185-4; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-184-7), ages 6–11. Ariol Graphic Novels welcomes Top Dog by Emmanuel Guibert, illus. by Marc Boutavant (Dec. 22, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-280-6), ages 7–10. Scarlett debuts with A Star on the Run by John Buller and Susan Schade (Nov. 3, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-291-2), ages 7–10. Lights, Camera, Stilton! by Geronimo Stilton (Aug. 4, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-208-0) is a new Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novel, ages 7–11. Thea Stilton Graphic Novels gains The Secret of the Waterfall in the Woods by Thea Stilton (Dec. 29, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-288-2), ages 7–11. And joining The Smurfs Anthologies is The Smurfs Anthology #4 by Peyo (Nov. 24, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-172-4), ages 7–11.

Peyo’s The Smurfs Monsters (Sept. 8, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-276-9; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-275-2) is a new Smurfs Graphic Novel, ages 7–12. Breadwinners starts up with Lotsa Tots by Stefan Petrucha, illus. by Allison Strejlau (Nov. 17, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-301-8; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-300-1), ages 8–12. Harvey Beaks kicks off with Inside Joke (Jan. 26, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-432-9; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-431-2), ages 8–12. Sanjay & Craig launches with Fight the Future with Flavor (Sept. 22, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-303-2; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-302-5) and New Kid on the Block (Jan. 5, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-426-8; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-425-1) by Eric Esquivel, illus. by Ryan Jampole, Sam Spina, and James Kaminski, ages 8–12. Dinosaurs Graphic Novels gains Sea Monsters! by Arnaud Plumeri, illus. by Bloz (Oct. 27, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-282-0), ages 8–14. Zodiac issues Zodiac #1 by Stuart Moore, created by Stan Lee, illus. by Paris Cullins (Sept. 29, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-297-4; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-296-7), ages 9–12. And Nancy Drew Diaries continues with Nancy Drew Diaries #6 by Stefan Petrucha, illus. by Sho Murase (Dec. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-62991-293-6), ages 10–18.


Jingle, Jingle, Little Reindeer (Aug. 28, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4748-1403-4) and Spooky, Spooky, Little Bat (Aug. 17, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4748-0271-0) are holiday tales featuring a plush finger puppet. Ages up to 3.

Happy Little Rabbit (Jan. 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-9215-2) and Love Song of the Little Bear (Jan. 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-9218-3) by Margaret Wise Brownoffer animal tales. Ages 3–16.

Young Macdonald Had a Farm (Dec. 14, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-7900-9). Can farm animals work together to get the planting done? Ages 3–up.

Everything Boys Need to Know (Aug. 28, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-8309-9) and Everything Girls Need to Know (Aug. 28, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-8310-5) are guides for adolescents. Ages 8–up.


Discovery Kids Factivity introduces Explore, Experiment and Discover a World of Science (Sept. 25, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-8933-6) and Travel Through the Amazing World of the Animals (Sept. 25, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-8934-3), ages 6–up. Book of Secrets welcomes Disney Frozen: Anna & Elsa’s Book of Secrets (Aug. 14, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-9604-4), ages 3–up; and Disney’s Frozen: Anna and Elsa’s Book of Secrets (Aug. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4748-0146-1), ages 7–10. And new Factivity Kits are Dinosaur Factivity (Aug. 28, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-9430-9) and Human Body Factivity (Aug. 28, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4723-9431-6), ages 8–up.


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Oh No! (Oct. 1, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-908473-09-7) and Animal Rescue (Nov. 1, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-908473-12-7). Readers flip transparent pages back and forth to create the action in these wordless tale. Ages 3–5.


When I Grow Up... (Oct. 1, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-908473-10-3) is a new Acetate title, ages 3–5.


Cool Architecture: Filled with Fantastic Facts for Kids of All Ages by Simon Armstrong (Nov. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-909396-79-1) and Cool Philosophy: Filled with Fantastic Facts for Kids of All Ages by Daniel Tatarsky (Nov. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-909396-77-7). Concepts are broken down into informative and humorous pieces, with cartoon illustrations. Ages 10–up.


Stay! A Top Dog Story by Alex Latimer (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-56145-884-4). When Grandpa looks after Ben’s mischievous dog, Buster, who will be top dog? Ages 4–8.

Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton by Don Tate (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-56145-825-7) is a biography of this 19th-century slave and poet. Ages 6–10.

Lilliput by Sam Gayton, illus. by Alice Ratterree (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-56145-806-6). A tiny girl escapes from a birdcage and travels through 18th-century London to discover where she belongs. Ages 8–12.

Watch Out for Flying Kids!: How Two Circuses, Two Countries, and Nine Kids Confront Conflict and Build Community by Cynthia Levinson (Aug. 1, hardcover, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-56145-821-9) describes the worlds of a youth social circus in the U.S. and one in Israel. Ages 10–14.

Believarexic by J.J. Johnson (Oct. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-56145-771-7). In this autobiographical story, a teen’s eating-disorder treatment is not what she expected. Ages 12–16.


About Habitats explores Polar Regions by Cathryn Sill, illus. by John Sill (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-56145-832-5), ages 3–7. Stanley serves up Stanley’s Diner by William Bee (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-56145-802-8), ages 3–7. Claude stars in Claude in the Spotlight by Alex T. Smith (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-56145-895-0), ages 7–9. Charlie Bumpers returns in Charlie Bumpers vs. the Perfect Little Turkey by Bill Harley, illus. by Adam Gustavson (Sept. 1, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1-56145-835-6), ages 7–10. Dog Chronicles greets Finder, Coal Mine Dog by Alison Hart, illus. by Michael G. Montgomery (Oct. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-56145-860-8), ages 7–10. And Fred Bowen Sports Stories wins Out of Bounds by Bowen (Aug. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-56145-845-5; paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-56145-894-3), ages 7–12.


Confederate Night Before Christmas by Mark Vogl, illus. by Stephanie Ford (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4556-2075-3). This riff on the song depicts Confederate soldiers’ lives. All ages.

I’ll Take My Chances by Mark Burrows, illus. by Sally Springer (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4556-2106-4), encourages kids to try everyday experiences that may seem scary. Ages up to 8.

Twelve Cowboys Ropin’ by Susan Kralovansky (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4556-2081-4) gives a Texas-style spin to “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Ages 3–5.

You May Just Be a Dinosaur by Heather Macht, illus. by Jason Gillard (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4556-2040-1), imagines a kid’s life as a dinosaur and provides dino facts. Ages 4–8.

Louisiana, the Jewel of the Deep South by Johnette Downing, illus. by Julia Marshall (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4556-2096-8), offers a tour of Louisiana’s state symbols. Ages 5–8.

Mermaid’s Gift by Claudia McAdam, illus. by Traci Van Wagoner (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4556-2108-8). In this Italian folktale adaptation, a mermaid rescues a fisherman. Ages 5–8.

What’s Up with This Chicken? by Jane Sutton, illus. by Peter Welling (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4556-2085-2), centers on a broody chicken who will not give up her eggs. Ages 5–8.

Whistling Willie from Amarillo, Texas by Jo Harper and Josephine Harper, illus. by David Harrington (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4556-2056-2). Willie’s whistling saves the day. Ages 5–8.

Twenty-One Heroes by Sam Forman (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-4556-2087-6). This adventure and romance story centers on three teens during the American Revolution. Ages 12–up.

Penguin Australia


Juliet, Nearly a Vet welcomes Beach Buddies (Oct. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-14-330824-9) and Zookeeper for a Day (Oct. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-14-330825-6) by Rebecca Johnson, illus. by Kyla May, ages 8–10. Our Australian Girl starts up with Meet Daisy: Daisy Book 1 (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-14-330763-1) and Daisy All Alone: Daisy Book 2 (Dec. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-14-330764-8) by Michelle Hamer, illus. by Lucia Masciullo; and Meet Pearlie: Pearlie Book 1 (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-14-330794-5) and Pearlie’s Pet Rescue: Pearlie Book 2 (Dec. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-14-330795-2) by Gabrielle Wang, ages 8–12. And Do You Dare? offers 1841: Bushranger’s Boys by Alison Lloyd (Sept. 15, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-14-330756-3) and 1844: Last Horse Race by James Moloney (Sept. 15, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-14-330782-2), ages 9–12.

Penguin/Cartoon Network

It’s a Regular Life by Max Brallier and Perry Maple (Oct. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8431-8313-9). This reimagining of the film It’s a Wonderful Life features characters from the Regular Show TV series. All ages.

Slice of Life with Pizza Steve by Brandon T. Snider (Oct. 20, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-8431-8314-6). The coolest piece of pizza on the planet shares his wisdom. Ages 8–12.

What Would Uncle Grandpa Do? by Brandon T. Snider (Oct. 20, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-8431-8315-3) ties into the TV series about Uncle Grandpa, who travels the world in his magical RV helping kids solve their problems. Ages 8–12.


Steven Universe presents Guide to the Crystal Gems by Rebecca Sugar (Oct. 6, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-8431-8316-0), ages 8–12.


Pieces of Why by K.L. Going (Sept. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-3474-6). Tia hopes to change the world with her voice, yet she’s unable to sing after an accident kills a baby. Ages 10–up.

The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle (Aug. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42948-7). A teen learns that a long-hidden secret causes her family to become accident-prone each October. Ages 14–up.


Mo & Dale Mysteries adds The Odds of Getting Even by Sheila Turnage (Oct. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-3961-1, ages 10–up.


Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Alison Jay (Aug. 18, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42979-1) is a board-book version of this classic. Ages up to 2.

Dewey Bob by Judy Schachner (Sept. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-4120-1). A raccoon who collects and repurposes things realizes he’s missing one thing: a friend. Ages 3–5.

Merry Christmas, Mr. Mouse by Caralyn Buehner, illus. by Mark Buehner (Oct. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-4010-5). The Mouse family celebrates its first Christmas. Ages 3–5.

My Leaf Book by Monica Wellington (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-4141-6). A girl visits the arboretum to collect fall leaves and makes a book with them. Ages 3–5.

The Thing About Yetis by Vin Vogel (Nov. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-4170-6). Though they love winter, even yetis at times miss summer and need some fun in the sun. Ages 3–5.

Robo-Sauce by Adam Rubin, illus. by Daniel Salmieri (Oct. 20, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42887-9). A taste of a top-secret sauce can transform kids into robots—and this book becomes one too with the help of wrap-around gatefold. Ages 4–8.

Mama’s Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation by Edwidge Danticat, illus. by Leslie Staub (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42809-1). While her mother is in an immigration detention center, Saya listens to the woman’s stories on tape and writes one of her own. Ages 5–8.

A Passion for Elephants: The Real Life Adventure of Field Scientist Cynthia Moss by Toni Buzzeo, illus. by Holly Berry (Sept. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-4090-7), is a picture-book biography of this elephant expert, nature photographer, and animal-rights advocate. Ages 5–8.

Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton (Sept. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42875-6). This novel set in the 1960s centers on a half-black, half-Japanese girl determined to become an astronaut. Ages 8–12.

Switch by Ingrid Law (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-3862-1). Gypsy begins seeing flashes of the future and past in this companion to Savvy. Ages 8–12.

Confessions of an Imaginary Friend: A Memoir by Jacques Papier by Michelle Cuevas (Sept. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42755-1). When an imaginary friend convinces the girl who imagined him to set him free, he begins a journey from one friend to another. Ages 9–12.

The Green Bicycle by Haifaa Al Mansour (Sept. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42806-0). Though it’s not proper for girls in Saudi Arabia to ride bikes, Wadjda schemes to get one. Ages 10–up.

The Omnivore’s Dilemma for Kids: The Secrets Behind What You Eat by Michael Pollan (Aug. 4, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-101-99382-8) includes a new introduction by Pollan. Ages 10–up.

Imposter by Antony John (Sept. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-4124-9). After landing a lead role in a movie, Seth must decide how far he’s willing to go for fame and money. Ages 12–up.

Slasher Girls & Monster Boys by April Genevieve Tucholke (Aug. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-4173-7). Stefan Bachmann, Leigh Bardugo, and Marie Lu are among the contributors to this collection of scary stories. Ages 12–up.

The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick (Aug. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-4142-3). In this companion to My Life Next Door, bad boy Tim and good girl Alice fall for each other. Ages 14–up.


Deborah Underwood’s Cat returns in Here Comes Valentine Cat, illus. by Claudia Rueda (Dec. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42915-9), ages 3–5. Ladybug Girl stars in Ladybug Girl: The Super Fun Edition (Oct. 20, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-101-99433-7) and Ladybug Girl and the Best Ever Playdate (Aug. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-4030-3) by David Soman and Jacky Davis, ages 3–5. Boy, Were We Wrong adds Boy, Were We Wrong About the Human Body! by Kathleen V. Kudlinski, illus. by Debbie Tilley (Oct. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-3792-1), ages 4–8. Mr. Pants returns in Trick or Feet! by Scott McCormick, illus. by R.H. Lazzell (Aug. 18, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42811-4), ages 5–8. Ordinary People Change the World welcomes I Am Helen Keller by Brad Meltzer, illus. by Christopher Eliopoulos (Sept. 15, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42851-0), ages 5–8. And Life of Zarf continues with The Troll Who Cried Wolf by Rob Harrell (Sept. 29, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-4104-1), ages 10–up.


Sophomores and Other Oxymorons by David Lubar (Aug. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42970-8). Scott faces new ordeals in this sequel to Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie. Ages 12–up.

Penguin/Grosset & Dunlap

Ella on the Ball by Katherine Marrone (Oct. 27, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48924-7) and Ella’s Birthday Surprise by Amy Ackelsberg (Oct. 27, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48925-4) tie into the animated Disney Junior TV show. Ages 3–5.

Night Before My Dance Recital by Natasha Wing, illus. by Amy Wummer (Oct. 27, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48845-5). On the eve of her first recital, a girl worries she’ll mess up. Ages 3–5.

Worm Weather by Jean Taft, illus. by Matt Hunt (Oct. 20, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48741-0). As kids enjoy a rainy day, a worm does likewise. Ages 3–5.

The Kat Sinclair Files: Dead Air by Michelle Schusterman, illus. by Stephanie Olesh (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-448-47980-4), launches a series about a girl whose father hosts a ghost-hunting TV series. Ages 8–12.

Been There, Done That: Writing Stories from Real Life by Mike Winchell, illus. by Eglantine Ceulemans (Nov. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48672-7), collects stories showing how writers (including Grace Lin, Adam Rex, and Jane Yolen) turn their experiences into fiction. Ages 10–up.

Husky by Justin Sayre (Sept. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48413-6). As he begins high school, Davis learns important lessons about love, acceptance, and change. Ages 10–up.


Hello, World by Ashley Evanson debuts with London: A Book of Opposites (Oct. 20, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48916-2), New York: A Book of Colors (Oct. 20, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48913-1), Paris: A Book of Shapes (Oct. 20, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48915-5), and San Francisco: A Book of Numbers (Oct. 20, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48914-8), ages up to 2. Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar stars in The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Christmas 123 (Oct. 13, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-448-49009-0), ages up to 2; and Love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Dec. 15, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48932-2), ages 3–5.

G&D Vintage welcomes The Baby Elephant by Benjamin Brewster, illus. by Peter Burchard (Oct. 13, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48448-8); The Christmas Puppy by Irma Wilde (Oct. 13, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48765-6); and The Fixit Man by Irma Wilde, illus. by George Wilde (Oct. 13, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48447-1), ages 3–5. Penguin Core Concepts adds The Firefighter by Jenny Goebel, illus. by Alessandra Psacharopulo (Sept. 1, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48101-2), ages 3–5. And new The Hive tie-ins by Sarah Maizes include The Night Before Christmas (Oct. 13, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48745-8) and Once Upon a Buzzbee (Oct. 13, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48744-1), ages 3–5.

Angelina Ballerina twirls on in Angelina’s Pet (Sept. 29, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48742-7), ages 3–5. Strawberry Shortcake celebrates in Happy Birthday, Strawberry Shortcake by Mickie Matheis, illus. by Laura Thomas (Sept. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48748-9), ages 3–5. The Haunted Library checks out The Ghost at the Fire Station by Dori Hillestad Butler, illus. by Aurore Damant (Nov. 3, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48335-1), ages 6–8. Here’s Hank issues How to Hug an Elephant by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver, illus. by Scott Garrett (Nov. 3, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48657-4), ages 6–8.

New Smithsonian titles are Curious About Zoo Vets by Gina Shaw (Sept. 1, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48687-1) ages 6–8; and No Way... Way! Are You My Dinner? by Tracey West, illus. by Luke Flowers (Oct. 27, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48689-5), ages 8–12. Recipe for Adventure by Giada De Laurentiis, illus. by Francesca Gambatesa (Oct. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48394-8), visits Miami, ages 7–9. The Whodunit Detective Agency sleuths on with The Swimming Pool Mystery by Martin Widmark, illus. by Helena Willis (Sept. 29, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48077-0), ages 7–9. And Skylanders Universe gains Book of Kaos by Barry Hutchison (Oct. 13, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48772-4), ages 8–12.


Bea in the Nutcracker by Rachel Isadora (Oct. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-25231-0). In this companion to Bea at Ballet, Bea and her class perform the Nutcracker. Ages 3–5.

Love Is My Favorite Thing by Emma Chichester Clark (Nov. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17503-9) celebrates a family’s unconditional love for its feisty dog. Ages 3–5.

The Magical World of Strega Nona: A Treasury by Tomie dePaola (Oct. 27, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-0-399-17345-5) compiles six Strega Nona stories, with new introductions by dePaola. Ages 5–8.

Last in a Long Line of Rebels by Lisa Lewis Tyre (Sept. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16838-3). Lou learns that her home is linked to the Under-ground Railroad and a hidden treasure—and that old prejudices die hard. Ages 10–up.

The Poe Estate by Polly Shulman (Sept. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16614-3). When two girls try to untangle ancient secrets, they discover that their histories intertwine. Ages 10–up.


Pom Pom Panda Gets the Grumps by Sophy Henn (Oct. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17159-8). A grumpy panda gets up on the wrong side of the bed. Ages 3–5.

The Nonsense Show by Eric Carle (Oct. 13, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17687-6). This playful homage to surrealism introduces different styles of artwork. Ages 3–7.

The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt, illus. by Oliver Jeffers (Aug. 18, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17275-5). A new group of crayons send postcards asking to be rescued in this companion to The Day the Crayons Quit. Ages 5–8.

Little Tree by Loren Long (Oct. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16397-5). In autumn, when the other trees drop their leaves, Little Tree hangs on to his. Ages 5–8.

The Wild Ones by C. Alexander London (Aug. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17099-7). In this series launch, a raccoon trying to survive in the city uncovers an ancient secret. Ages 8–12.

Fast Break by Mike Lupica (Nov. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-25606-6). After his mother dies, a young basketball player adjusts to a new home, school, and teammates. Ages 10–up.

Ranger’s Apprentice Early Years: The Tournament at Gorlan by John A. Flanagan (Oct. 6, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16361-6) is the first installment of this Ranger’s Apprentice prequel story arc. Ages 10–up.


Legends continues with Legends: The Best Players, Games, and Teams in Football by Howard Bryant (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16904-5), ages 8–12. And The Inventor’s Secret adds The Conjurer’s Riddle by Andrea Cremer (Nov. 3, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16424-8), ages 12–up.

Penguin/Price Stern Sloan

Little Miss Hug by Adam Hargreaves (Dec. 29, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-101-99523-5) is a sticker-filled edition of this story about a hug-loving girl. Ages 3–7.

Best Friends Forever (Dec. 29, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-8431-8318-4). The Little Miss friends star in this book of quizzes, games, and activities. Ages 7–10.

Romantically Disturbed: Love Poems to Rip Your Heart Out by Ben Winters, illus. by Adam Watkins (Dec. 29, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-8431-7313-0), collects 30 haunting love poems. Ages 8–12.


Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, illus. by Anna Bond (Nov. 3, hardcover, $30, ISBN 978-0-14-751587-2), presents this 150-year-old classic with new illustrations. Ages 10–up.

Title in Spanish

Fiesta secreta de pizza (Secret Pizza Party) by Adam Rubin, illus. by Daniel Salmieri (Sept. 29, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-14-751560-5), ages 3–5.


Max and Marla by Alexandra Boiger (Oct. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17504-6). Two friends and aspiring Olympians sled to victory. Ages 3–5.

The Turnip by Jan Brett (Nov. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17070-6). In this cumulative tale, eight animals struggle to unearth a giant turnip in rural Russia. Ages 3–5.

An A from Miss Keller by Patricia Polacco (Sept. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16691-4). After an unexpected loss leaves Trisha heartbroken, she writes an emotion-filled personal narrative that earns her an A. Ages 5–8.

Happy! by Pharrell Williams (Sept. 22, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17643-2). Photos of happy children worldwide illustrate this musician’s song. Ages 5–8.

The After-Room by Maile Meloy, illus. by Ian Schoenherr (Nov. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17544-2), wraps up the trilogy that includes The Apothecary and The Apprentices. Ages 10–up.

The Toymaker’s Apprentice by Sherri L. Smith (Oct. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-25295-2). Based on the story that inspired The Nutcracker, this involves an adventure through Germany, a magical curse, and a search for a mythical nut. Ages 10–up.

The Trilogy of Two by Juman Malouf (Nov. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17114-7). Twin musical prodigies travel to enchanted lands to unlock the secrets of their past. Ages 10–up.

You Can’t See the Elephants by Susan Kreller, trans. by Elizabeth Gaffney (Oct. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17209-0). When adults refuse to believe her, a brave girl takes matters into her own hands to protect two abused children. Ages 10–up.

The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen by Katherine Howe (Sept. 15, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16778-2). During a séance, Wes meets a girl who’s been dead for 190 years. Ages 12–up.

The Distance from Me to You by Marina Gessner (Oct. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17323-3). A teen finds love—and danger—while hiking the Appalachian Trail. Ages 12–up.

Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski (Sept. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17580-0). Three teens on an island where day breaks every 28 years discover that their town belongs to threatening creatures when night falls. Ages 12–up.

Triple Moon: Summer on East End by Melissa de la Cruz (Nov. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17355-4). In this spin-off of Witches of East End, twin witches must learn to control their powers. Ages 12–up.

Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett (Sept. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16648-8). A girl finds forbidden love at a spiritual commune where something sinister and ancient lurks. Ages 14–up.

Juniors by Kaui Hart Hemmings (Sept. 22, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17360-8). As her relationship with Will and her friendship with Whitney deepen, Lea must decide how much she’s willing to change to fit into their world. Ages 14–up.


The Gingerbread Man Loose returns in The Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas by Laura Murray, illus. by Mike Lowery (Oct. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16866-6), ages 5–8. And Young Elites by Marie Lu continues with The Rose Society (Oct. 13, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16784-3), ages 12–up.


Don’t Fail Me Now by Una LaMarche (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-59514-817-9). Interracial half-siblings embark on a road trip to confront their dying absentee father. Ages 12–up.

Soundless by Richelle Mead (Nov. 10, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-59514-763-9). When her village without any sound is plunged into crisis, sound becomes Fei’s only weapon. Ages 12–up.


The 8th Continent adds We Built This City by Matt London (Dec. 8, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-59514-840-7), ages 8–12. Falling Kingdoms issues Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes (Dec. 15, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-59514-707-3), ages 12–up. Rookie Yearbook by Tavi Gevinson concludes with Rookie Yearbook Four (Oct. 20, paper, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-59514-795-0), ages 12–up. And Wandering Star is a new Zodiac novel by Romina Russell (Dec. 8, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-59514-743-1), ages 12–up.


Fairy Tales for Little Folks by Will Moses (Sept. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47283-0) offers five fairy tales with folk-art illustrations. Ages 3–7.

Mitford at the Fashion Zoo by Donald Robertson (Aug. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47542-8). Mitford the giraffe saves Fashion Week from disaster. Ages 3–7.

Archie the Daredevil Penguin by Andy Rash (Sept. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47123-9). A daredevil penguin is afraid of the creatures lurking in the sea. Ages 4–8.

The Girl Who Buried Her Dreams in a Can by Tererai Trent, illus. by Jan Spivey Gilchrist (Oct. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-670-01654-9), is an autobiography of this self-educated Zimbabwe girl who earned four degrees and founded a charity that furthers education for women in Africa. Ages 6–8.

The Human Body: The Story of How We Protect, Repair, and Make Ourselves Stronger by H.P. Newquist (Nov. 17, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47643-2) launches the Invention & Impact series about the science and inventions that make us who we are. Ages 8–12.

The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier, illus. by Doug Holgate (Oct. 13, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-670-01661-7). Kids defend themselves and their tree house against the apocalypse. Ages 8–12.

The Boys in the Boat: The True Story of an American Team’s Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics by Daniel James Brown (Sept. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47592-3) adapts this bestseller for young readers. Ages 10–up.

Max Helsing: Monster Hunter: Max Helsing and the Thirteenth Curse by Curtis Jobling (Nov. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47479-7) debuts a series about a boy whose after-school job is saving the world and carrying on his family’s monster-hunting tradition. Ages 10–up.

Blue Voyage by Diana Renn (Oct. 13, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-670-01559-7). A politician’s daughter finds her self in the crosshairs of an antiquities smuggling ring in Turkey. Ages 12–up.

All the Major Constellations by Pratima Cranse (Nov. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-670-01645-7). Andrew is drawn to his crush Laura and her fundamentalist Christian beliefs as he questions his identity and spirituality. Ages 14–up.


Little Owl’s Forest by Divya Srinivasan debuts with Little Owl’s 1-2-3 (Aug. 25, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47454-4) and Little Owl’s Colors (Aug. 25, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47456-8), ages up to 3. Angelina Ballerina performs in Angelina’s Cinderella by Katharine Holabird, illus. by Helen Craig (Nov. 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47359-2), ages 3–5. Cork and Fuzz star in Merry Merry Holly Holly by Dori Chaconas, illus. by Lisa McCue (Oct. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47501-5), ages 3–5. Llama Llama is back in Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa by Anna Dewdney (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-670-01396-8), ages 3–5. Horrible Harry reappears in Horrible Harry and the Top-Secret Hideout by Suzy Kline, illus. by Amy Wummer (Oct. 6, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47329-5), ages 6–8. And the Blythewood trilogy concludes with Hawthorn by Carol Goodman (Dec. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-670-78478-3), ages 12–up.


Bedtime Tales by Beatrix Potter (Oct. 20, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-14-136140-6). This large-format board book collects abridged versions of four classic stories. Ages 3–5.

Spot’s Peekaboo by Eric Hill (Oct. 13, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-14-136170-3) features full-page flaps and peek-through die-cuts. Ages 3–5.

Classic Children’s Tales: 150 Years of Frederick Warne by Beatrix Potter, Kate Greenaway, Randolph Caldecott, and Edward Lear (Oct. 6, hardcover, $25, ISBN 978-0-241-19871-1) is a treasury of stories by these Warne authors. Ages 3–7.

Penguin UK


Spy Dog is back on the case in Storm Chaser by Andrew Cope (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-14-135715-7), ages 7–12.

Penguin Young Readers

Pig-Piggy-Pigs by Bonnie Bader (Oct. 20, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48222-4; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48221-7). Photos illustrate this book about teacup pigs. Ages 6–7.


Ladybug Girl welcomes I Love You, Bingo by David Soman and Jacky Davis (Dec. 29, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48757-1), ages 5–6. Loren Long’s Otis the Tractor returns in What Does Otis See? (Oct. 20, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48759-5), ages 5–6. Ella’s School Picture Day by Lana Jacobs (Oct. 27, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48922-3) spotlights Ella the Elephant, ages 6–7. Miss Bindergarten’s in charge in Miss Bindergarten and the Very Wet Day by Joseph Slate, illus. by Ashley Wolff (Oct. 20, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48701-4), ages 6–7. Skylanders Universe issues Skylanders Academy (Oct. 13, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48770-0), ages 6–8. And Home Address: ISS: International Space Station by James Buckley (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-448-48769-4) is a new Smithsonian title, ages 8–9.


Art Workshops for Children by Hervé Tullet and Sophie Linden, trans. by Sarah Ardizzone (Sept. 21, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-7148-6973-5), features activities to unlock creativity, with lists of materials and tips for running successful sessions. Ages 1–10.

Rufus: The Bat Who Loved Colors by Tomi Ungerer (Sept. 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-7148-7049-6). Rufus sees life in black and white, until he’s introduced to the world of color. Ages 4–7.


Let’s Play Games by Hervé Tullet issues The Finger Sports Game (Oct. 26, board book, $12.95, ISBN 978-0-7148-6979-7), The Finger Travel Game (Sept. 21, board book, $12.95, ISBN 978-0-7148-6977-3), and The Game of Shapes (Sept. 21, board book, $12.95, ISBN 978-0-7148-6975-9), ages up to 3. And The Mellops return in The Mellops Go Spelunking by Tomi Ungerer (Sept. 7, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-7148-6971-1), ages 3–5.

Piñata Books

A Bean and Cheese Taco Birthday/Un cumpleanos con tacos de frijoles con queso by Diane Gonzales-Bertrand, Diane, trans. by Gabriela Baeza Ventura, illus. by Robert Trujillo (Oct. 31, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-55885-812-1), is a bilingual story about the joy of family time and surprises. Ages 4–8.

The Place Where You Live/El lugar donde vives by James Luna, illus. by Thelma Muraida (Oct. 31, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-55885-813-8), celebrates families and homes. Ages 4–8.

The Remembering Day/El día de los muertos by Pat Mora, trans. by Gabriela Baeza Ventura, illus. by Robert Casilla (Oct. 31, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-55885-805-3). This bilingual story imagines how the Day of the Dead tradition came to be. Ages 4–8.

The Donkey Lady Fights La Llorona and Other Stories/La señora Asno se enfrenta a La Llorona y otros cuentos by Xavier Garza, trans. by Mayra E. Alvarez (Oct. 31, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-55885-816-9), collects eerie tales about creatures from Mexican-American lore. Ages 8–12.

A Fighting Chance by Claudia Melendez (Oct. 31, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-55885-818-3) depicts the challenges facing a boy from a Latino barrio who strives to make the right choices. Ages 11–18.

Pineapple Press


Old Neb returns in Old Neb and the Ghost Ship by Lois Swoboda, illus. by Leslie Wallace (Oct. 1, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-56164-797-2), ages 9–12.

Plum Blossom Books

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Charlotte and the Quiet Place by Deborah Sosin, illus. by Sara Woolley (Aug. 11, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-941529-02-7). Charlotte finds a quiet refuge in this tale of self-discovery and empowerment. Ages 3–8.

Poisoned Pencil

Endangered: Mystery on the Daily News Beat by Kate Jaimet (Aug. 4, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-929345-16-8). A crime reporter for her father’s newspaper, Hayley chases a murder story and helps tag an endangered turtle. Ages 14–18.

Fighting Chance by B.K. Stevens (Oct. 6, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-929345-14-4). Matt vows to uncover the truth behind his martial arts coach’s death during a sparring match. Ages 14–18.


Seth Anomundy Murder Mysteries releases The Shadow of Seth by Tom Llewellyn (Aug. 4, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-929345-18-2), ages 14–18.


Extra Life by Derek Nikitas (Oct. 13, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-940610-53-5). A control-freak teen has an app on his cell phone that allows him to leap 12 hours into the past. Ages 13–18.


The Misshapes adds Annihilation Day by Alex Flynn (Oct. 13, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-940610-15-3), ages 10–14.

Pomegranate Kids


New Charley Harper titles by Zoe Burke, illus. by Charley Harper, are Charley Harper’s Animal Alphabet (Sept. 15, board book, $10.95, ISBN 978-0-7649-7233-1), Charley Harper’s Book of Colors (Sept. 15, board book, $10.95, ISBN 978-0-7649-7261-4), and Charley Harper’s Count the Birds (Sept. 15, board book, $10.95, ISBN 978-0-7649-7246-1), ages up to 5.

The Ladybug Race by Amy Nielander (Aug. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-7649-7187-7). Hundreds of ladybugs race across the pages of this wordless book. Ages 2–8.


Monkey Suit: An ABC of What You Can Be by Mark Gonyea (Oct. 6, board book, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-57687-772-2). A monkey introduces alphabet letters and offers 26 answers to the question, “What do you want to be?” Ages up to 5.

The Night Our Parents Went Out by Katie Goodman and Soren Kisiel (Oct. 27, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-57687-747-0). Kids at home with a sitter imagine their parents’ adventures. Ages 3–7.


Robots Concepts presents Robots Are Red: A Book of Robot Colors by Marc Rosenthal (Jan. 12, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-57687-773-9), ages 2-4.

Premio & Gozo

The Dancing Flamingos of Lake Chimichanga by Karl Beckstrand, illus. by Ashley Sanborn (Aug. 12, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-5121-6178-6). Flamingos dance and revel in their pinkness. Ages 3–8.


Where Is the Artist? From Cave Paintings to Modern Art: A Look and Find Book by Susanne Rebscher, illus. by Annabelle Von Sperber (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7233-4), offers an introduction to the history of art. Ages 4–up.

Frida Kahlo: The Artist in the Blue House by Magdalena Holzhey (Aug. 1, paper, $9.50, ISBN 978-3-7913-7229-7) discusses themes that infuse Kahlo’s paintings and how her life influenced her art. Ages 8–up.


13… Children Should Know adds 13 Bridges Children Should Know by Brad Finger (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7240-2), ages 8–up.

Princeton Architectural Press

The Brownstone by Paula Scher, illus. by Stan Mack (Sept. 22, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61689-428-3). Slightly revised from the 1972 original, this story shows readers they can learn to respect and live with others who are different from them. Ages 3–8.

The Pancake King by Phyllis La Farge, illus. by Seymour Chwast (Sept. 22, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-61689-432-0). A boy celebrated for his pancake making stars in this story about keeping a perspective on priorities, first published in 1971. Ages 3–8.

Masterpieces Up Close: Western Painting from the 14th to 20th Centuries by Claire d’Harcourt (Oct. 6, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-61689-414-6) brings this introduction to Western art back into print. Ages 6–8.


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Smart Start by Nancy Hertzog, Ellen Honeck, and Barbara Dullaghan debuts with Around My House! (Aug. 1, hardcover, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-61821-449-2), Let’s Play! (Aug. 1, hardcover, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-61821-450-8), and Let’s Go to the Market! (Aug. 1, hardcover, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-61821-451-5), ages 3–5. And Top Secret Files by Stephanie Bearce issues The Cold War: Secrets, Special Missions, and Hidden Facts About the CIA, KGB, and MI6 (Aug. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-61821-419-5), Pirates and Buried Treasure: Secrets, Strange Tales, and Hidden Facts About Pirates (Aug. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-61821-421-8), Gangsters and Bootleggers: Secrets, Strange Tales, and Hidden Facts About the Roaring 20s (Oct. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-61821-461-4), and The Wild West: Secrets, Strange Tales, and Hidden Facts About the Wild West (Oct. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-61821-462-1), ages 9–12.


Fuzz McFlops by Eva Furnari, trans. by Alison Entrekin (Oct. 6, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-78269-075-7). A famous but lonely rabbit author receives outrageous letters from a fan. Ages 5–8.

The Adventures of Hermes, God of Thieves: 100 Journeys Through Greek Mythology by Murielle Szac, trans. by Mika Provata-Carlone (Nov. 10, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-78269-030-6), follows the young god Hermes through the landscape of Greek mythology. Ages 8–12.

The Secret of the Blue Glass by Tomiko Inui, trans. by Ginny Tapley Takemori (Jan. 26, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-78269-034-4). A Japanese girl cares for the Little People who live on the library shelves in her house.: Ages 8–12.

The Whale That Fell in Love with a Submarine by Akiyuki Nosaka, trans. by Ginny Tapley Takemori (Aug. 4, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-78269-027-6), collects stories based on the author’s memories of his childhood in war-torn Japan in 1945. Ages 8–12.

Dot and Anton by Erich Kästner, trans. by Anthea Bell (Aug. 11, paper, $13.95, ISBN 978-1-78269-057-3). When two kids from very different backgrounds meet on the streets of Berlin, one has an idea for solving their problems. Ages 9–12.


Earth Flight by Janet Edwards (Sept. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63388-092-4). On a future earth, Jarra must find a way to travel to another planet to save an alien artifact. Ages 12–up.



Busy People by Lucy Cuthew welcomes Doctor (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-830-8), Firefighter (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-829-2), Teacher (Nov. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-832-2), and Vet (Nov. 1, hard-cover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-831-5), ages 3–5. Busy Wheels by Peter Bently issues Plane’s Royal Rescue (Aug. 3, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-791-2), Space Shuttle Blasts Off! (Oct. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-792-9), and Train Is on Track (Aug. 3, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-790-5), illus. by Louise Conway; and School Bus Saves the Day, illus. by Bella Bee (Oct. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-793-6), ages 3–5. New Fairytales Gone Wrong by Steve Smallman, illus. by Neil Price, are Don’t Pick Your Nose, Pinocchio! A Story About Hygiene (Oct. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-806-3), Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Wash Your Hair! A Story About Hair Hygiene (Oct. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-807-0), and Stinky Jack and the Beanstalk: A Story About Keeping Clean (Nov. 2, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-808-7), ages 3–5.

My Little Book Of gains My Little Book of Sharks by Camilla de la Bedoyere (Aug. 3, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-788-2) and My Little Book of Volcanoes and Earthquakes by Claudia Martin (Aug. 3, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-789-9), ages 3–5. And Spot the... welcomes Spot the Snail in the Garden (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-799-8) and Spot the Shark in the Ocean (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-798-1) by Stella Maidment, illus. by Joelle Dreidemy; and Spot the Reindeer at Christmas by Tasha Percy, illus. by Krina Patel (Oct. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-803-2), ages 3–5.

There are seven additions to the Storytime series, including Fins, Fluff and Other Stuff by Bruno Merz and Dreda Blow (Nov. 2, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-818-6) and The Lion Who Lost His Roar, But Learned to Draw by Paula Knight (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-749-3), ages 3–5.

New What If a... books by Camilla de la Bedoyere, illus. by Aleksei Bitskoff, are Could a Shark Do Gymnastics? (Aug. 3, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-771-4) and Could a Whale Swim to the Moon? (Aug. 3, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-772-1), ages 3–5. Would You Rather... by de la Bedoyere and Mel Howells offers Would You Rather...Dine with a Dung Beetle or Lunch with a Maggot? (Aug. 3, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-814-8), Would You Rather...Have a Shark for a Sister or a Ray for a Brother? (Aug. 3, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-815-5), Would You Rather...Have the Teeth of a T-Rex or the Armour of an Ankylosaurus? (Oct. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-816-2), and Would Rather...Shake Like a Dog or Climb like a Cat? (Oct. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-817-9), ages 3–5.

Classic Collection welcomes Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, compiled by Anne Rooney, illus. by Tom McGrath (Oct. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-60992-737-0); Dracula by Bram Stoker, compiled by Anne Rooney, illus. by Mike Love (Oct. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-60992-736-3); Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, compiled by Savior Pirotta, illus. by Franco Rivoli (Oct. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-60992-735-6), and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, compiled by Pirotta, illus. by Jason Juta (Oct. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-60992-738-7), ages 6–8. Geography Quest by John Townsend issues Deep Sea Danger (Aug. 3, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-795-0) and Journey into the Earth (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-797-4), illus. by Tatio Viana; Mountain Peak Peril, illus. by David Shephard (Aug. 3, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-794-3); and Rapid River Rescue, illus. by Chris Chalik (Sept. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-796-7), ages 6–8.

Joining A Journey Through by Steve Parker, illus. by John Haslam, are A Journey Through Space (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-828-5) and A Journey Through the Human Body (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-827-8), ages 6–8. 23 Things to Be releases 23 Ways to Be a Great Artist by Jennifer McCully, illus. by Doreen Mulryan (Oct. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-833-9); and 23 Things to Do Before You Are 11 1/2 by Mike Warren, illus. by John Haslam (Aug. 3, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-825-4), ages 9–12. And 50 Things You Should Know About offers 50 Things You Should Know About the Human Body by Angela Royston (Sept. 1, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-60992-800-1), ages 9–12.

Quarto/Frances Lincoln

First Wheels: Colors by Susan Steggall (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-742-7) reveals vehicles of various hues. Ages 2–5.

Honk Honk! Hold Tight! by Jessica Souhami (Aug. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-540-9) is a folktale about a princess who refuses to laugh. Ages 3–6.

The World-Famous Cheese Shop Break-in by Sean Taylor and Hannah Shaw (Sept. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-430-3). A family tries to break into a cheese shop. Ages 4–7.

Elliot’s Arctic Surprise by Catherine Barr (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-741-0). Kids from around the world sail to Santa’s home to confront oil drillers. Ages 4–8.

Nicholas and the Wild Ones by Niki Daly (Jan. 7, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-616-1) is a tale about bullying, problem solving, and friendship. Ages 4–8.

Amazing Grace: Anniversary Edition by Mary Hoffman (Sept. 1, hardcover, $, ISBN 978-1-84780-593-5) is a new edition of this story in which Grace learns she can be anything she wants. Ages 5–8.

A Stork in a Baobab Tree: An African Twelve Days of Christmas by Catherine House and Polly Alakija (Oct. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-605-5) sets this carol in an African village. Ages 5–8.

The Crow’s Tale by Naomi Howarth (Oct. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-614-7). When animals are freezing and hungry in winter, Brave Crow sets out to beg the Sun for warmth. Ages 5–up.

Magic! New Fairy Tales by Irish Writers, edited by Siobhan Parkinson, illus. by Olwyn Whelan (Oct. 1, hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-537-9), collects stories by Irish authors. Ages 6–9.

The Camera Book by John Davis (Oct. 1, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-3644-8) rounds up 70 photography projects. Ages 6–up.

The Ghosts Who Danced by Saviour Pirotta, illus. by Paul Hess (Sept. 15, hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-435-8), offers 10 tales from around the world. Ages 6–up.

Arabian Nights by Robert Leeson, illus. by Christina Balit (Oct. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-715-1), retells 10 classic stories. Ages 8–11.

The Sleeping Beauty by Francesca Crespi (Nov. 5, hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-725-0) features pop-up stage sets. Ages 8–11.

Queen Guinevere by Christina Balit and Mary Hoffman (Oct. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-716-8) compiles King Arthur tales told from the perspectives of eight women. Ages 9–12.

The Wild Swans by Jackie Morris (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-536-2). This expanded version of this fairy tale is a companion to East of the Sun, West of the Moon. Ages 11–14.


The Meek Family offers Learning Outdoors with the Meek Family: 52 Family Ed-Ventures! (Aug. 15, paper, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-3695-0), ages 7–12.

Quarto/Walter Foster Jr.


Children’s Theatre presents Princess Tales by Oldrich Ruzicka and Klara Kolcavova, illus. by Maria Neradova (Aug. 1, board book, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-63322-008-9), ages 4–8. Ancient Earth Journals adds The Early Cretaceous by Juan Carlos Alonso and Gregory S. Paul (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-63322-033-1), ages 8–up. And 101 Things gains 101 Movies to See Before You Grow Up by Suzette Valle (Oct. 1, spiral bound, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-63322-043-0) and 101 Ways to Amaze & Entertain by Peter Gross (Sept. 1, spiral bound, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-63322-042-3), ages 8–up.

Technical Tales releases How to Build a Car (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-63322-040-9) and How to Build a Plane (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-63322-041-6) by Martin Sodomka and Saskia Lacey, ages 6–up. Up Close picks up Bugs & Butterflies (Nov. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-63322-044-7) and Sea Life (Nov. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-63322-045-4) by Heidi Fiedler, ages 6–up. Super Skills offers How to Code in 10 Easy Lessons by Sean McManus (Oct. 1, spiral bound, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-63322-050-8) and How to Cook in 10 Easy Lessons by Wendy Sweetser (Oct. 1, spiral bound, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-63322-039-3), ages 8–up.

Quarto/Wide Eyed Editions

One Thousand Things by Anna Kovecses (Sept. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-702-1). This visual encyclopedia of first words features a little mouse. Ages 2–up.

Creaturepedia: Welcome to the Greatest Show on Earth by Adrienne Barman (Aug. 6, hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-696-3) rounds up facts about the world’s animals. Ages 5–up.

Atlas of Adventures by Rachel Williams and Lucy Letherland (Aug. 6, hardcover, $30, ISBN 978-1-84780-695-6) offers an illustrated trip around the world. Ages 7–10.

Diary of a Time Traveler by David Long and Nicholas Stevenson (Oct. 1, hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-704-5) visits the Romans, Greeks, ancient Egyptians and more than 25 other eras. Ages 7–10.

The 50 States by Gabrielle Balkan, illus. by Sol Linero (Oct. 1, hardcover, $30, ISBN 978-1-84780-711-3), presents info on each state’s capital, famous residents, and key historical moments. Ages 7–10.

The Wonder Garden by Jenny Broom, illus. by Kristjana Williams (Sept. 3, hardcover, $30, ISBN 978-1-84780-703-8), explores five of earth’s habitats and the animals that live there. Ages 7–up.


Pet Cadet issues How to Look After Your Kitten (Aug. 15, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-698-7) and How to Look After Your Puppy (Aug. 15, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-84780-699-4) by Helen Piers and Kate Sutton, ages 5–up.


Wilf The Mighty Worrier: Saves the World by Georgia Pritchett (Nov. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62365-822-9). In this series launch, a boy discovers that his new neighbor is a hatching a plan to destroy the world. Ages 7–11.

Lost Christmas by David Logan (Oct. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62365-795-6) tells of a newly orphaned boy’s Christmas Eve quest for his own and others’ lost things. Ages 10–12.

True Dark by Gary Meehan (Sept. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62365-615-7). In this sequel to True Fire, Megan is thrust into the midst of a war. Ages 14–up.


The Feral Child Trilogy concludes with The Raven Queen by Che Golden (Oct. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62365-635-5), ages 10–up.


Home Alone: The Classic Illustrated Storybook, illus. by Kim Smith (Oct. 6, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-59474-858-5), reimagines this film as a Christmas fable. Ages 4–8.

Kid Athletes: True Tales of Childhood from Sports Legends by David Stabler, illus. by Doogie Horner (Nov. 17, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1-59474-802-8). This companion to Kid Presidents shares 20 stories from the childhoods of famous athletes. Ages 9–12.

Warren the 13th and The All-Seeing Eye by Tania del Rio, illus. by Will Staehle (Nov. 24, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-59474-803-5), is the debut book of a series about a cursed Victorian orphan. Ages 10–up.


Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (Sept. 22, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-59474-758-8) continues with Library of Souls, ages 14–up.

Random House

Shhh! This Book Is Sleeping by Cedric Ramadier, illus. by Vincent Bourgeau (Jan. 12, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53875-5). A mouse invites kids to read the book a bedtime story, tuck it in, and give it a hug and a kiss. Ages up to 3.

Love You, Hug You, Read to You! (Jan. 12, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93655-9) and ¡Te amo, te abrazo, leo contigo!/Love You, Hug You, Read to You! (Jan. 12, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93657-3) by Tish Rabe, illus. by Frank Endersby (Jan. 12, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93657-3), are English-language and Spanish-English editions of this book conveying unconditional love and the joy of parent-child reading together. Ages up to 3.

Here Comes Frosty! (Sept. 8, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52124-5) is based on the 1969 TV special, Frosty the Snowman. Ages 2–5.

I’m a Monster Truck by Dennis Shealy, illus. by Bob Staake (Jan. 12, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53586-0), centers on a monster truck and his demolition derby pals. Ages 2–5.

Little Red Gliding Hood by Tara Lazar, illus. by Troy Cummings (Oct. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-37006-6). Little Red Riding Hood straps on ice skates in this fractured fairy tale. Ages 2–5.

ABC Dream by Kim Krans (Jan. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53929-5) is an alliterative alphabet picture book. Ages 3–7.

Fire Engine No. 9 by Mike Austin (Sept. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-553-51095-9). Told mostly in sound words, this provides a day-in-the-life look at firefighters. Ages 3–7.

Henry Wants More! by Linda Ashman (Jan. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-38512-1). A persistent and energetic toddler demands more games, tickles, and books. Ages 3–7.

How to Mend a Heart by Sara Gillingham (Dec. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-553-51093-5). Dealing with heartbreak is the focus of this companion to How to Grow a Friend. Ages 3–7.

I Will Chomp You! by Jory John, illus. by Bob Shea (Aug. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-38986-0). A greedy monster goes to great lengths to keep readers from turning the pages. Ages 3–7.

In the Deep Dark Deep by Ben Joel Price (Aug. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-37313-5). In this sequel, characters from Earth Space Moon Base embark on an underwater quest. Ages 3–7.

There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight by Penny Parker Klostermann, illus. by Ben Mantle (Aug. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-39080-4). A fiendish dragon swallows a knight—and pretty much the whole kingdom. Ages 3–7.

The Wonderful Things You Will Be: A Growing-Up Poem by Emily Winfield Martin (Aug. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-37671-6) celebrates the dreams, acceptance, and love that parents have for their children. Ages 3–7.

Are You My Mother?/¿Eres tú mi mamá? by P.D. Eastman, trans. by Teresa Mlawer (Jan. 12, hardcover, $15, ISBN 978-0-553-53990-5), is a large-format bilingual edition of this book. Ages 6–9.

The Dino Files: A Mysterious Egg by Stacy McAnulty, illus. by Mike Boldt (Jan. 19, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52191-7), launches a series about a young dinosaur expert and his paleontologist grandparents. Ages 7–10.

Ruffleclaw by Cornelia Funke, trans. by Oliver Latsch (Nov. 10, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-385-37548-1), is the debut title in a series about a furry red monster who lives under a toolshed. Ages 7–10.

The Boy Who Crashed to Earth by Judd Winick (Sept. 1, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-385-38617-3) launches a graphic novel series called Hilo, about a mysterious boy who comes crashing down from the sky. Ages 8–12.

Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics by Chris Grabenstein (Jan. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-553-51040-9). Books disappear during the Library Olympics in this sequel to Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library. Ages 8–12.

Twist My Charm: The Popularity Spell by Toni Gallagher (Sept. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-553-51115-4). Can a magic charm help Cleo survive middle school? Ages 8–12.

Voyagers: Project Alpha by D.J. MacHale (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-385-38658-6), Game of Flames by Robin Wasserman (Nov. 3, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-385-38661-6), and Omega Rising by Patrick Carman (Jan. 5, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-385-38664-7) are the inaugural installments of this multiplatform sci-fi and eco-mystery series. Ages 8–12.

The Turn of the Tide by Rosanne Parry (Jan. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-375-86972-3). An earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan connect two cousins looking for their destiny. Ages 9–12.

Up to This Pointe by Jennifer Longo (Jan. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53767-3). Two best friends who dream of becoming professional ballerinas are drawn to the same boy. Ages 12–up.

OMG Shakespeare!: Macbeth #killingit by William Shakespeare and Courtney Carbone (Jan. 5, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53880-9) and A Midsummer Night #nofilter by Shakespeare and Brett Wright (Jan. 5, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53882-3) launch a series that retells the Bard’s plays in text messages. Ages 14–up.


Bright and Early Board Books issues larger trim-size editions of Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman (Aug. 25, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52109-2) and The Eye Book by Dr. Seuss (Jan. 12, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53631-7), ages up to 3. Blaze and the Monster Machines rolls on with Pop the Hood!, illus. by Omar Hechtenkopf (Jan. 5, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53893-9); and Racing Colors! (Jan. 5, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53892-2), ages up to 3; and Driving Force!, illus. by Segundo Garcia (Jan. 5, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53889-2), ages 3–7. Dora and Friends return in Color Fiesta! by Mary Tillworth (Jan. 5, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53839-7), ages up to 3; and Boots and Dora Forever! by Mary Tillworth, illus. by David Aikins (Jan. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53836-6), ages 3–7. PAW Patrol releases A PAW Patrol Treasury (Jan. 5, board book, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93957-4) and Team Numbers (Jan. 5, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53885-4), ages up to 3; and Pups Save the Bunnies, illus. by Mike Jackson (Jan. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93168-4), ages 4–6. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Half-Shell Heroes introduces Know Your Shapes! by Geof Smith, illus. by Paul Linsley (Jan. 5, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93497-5), ages 2–5.

Peter Cottontail returns in The Great Easter Egg Hunt (Jan. 5, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93169-1), ages 2–5. Richard Scarry’s Best Little Word Book Ever! 8x8 by Scarry (Jan. 12, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-385-39271-6) is a new Richard Scarry release, ages 2–5. Nickelodeon adds Adventure Story Collection (Jan. 5, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93417-3) and Nickelodeon Christmas Tales (Sept. 8, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52088-0), ages 3–7. Barbie stars in Learning to Save (Jan. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53921-9), and Snow Much Fun! (Sept. 22, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52338-6) by Mary Man-Kong; and Somebunny Loves You (Jan. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93195-0), ages 3–7. And DC Super Friends gains Batman’s Birthday Surprise! by Frank Berrios (Jan. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53983-7), ages 3–7.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles issues Bigfoot’s Spring Break (Jan. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93174-5), ages 3–7; Ninja Dad! (Jan. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53937-0), ages 4–6; The Official Guide to Dimension X and Beyond (Jan. 5, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53927-1), ages 7–9; and The Rise of Tiger Claw by David Lewman (Jan. 5, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52274-7), ages 8–12. Sesame Street presents Elmo’s Colors by Naomi Kleinberg (Jan. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93200-1), ages 3–7; and Splish-Splash Spring! by Liza Alexander, illus. by Joe Ewers (Jan. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93429-6), ages 4–8. Wild Kratts offers Go, Creature Powers! by Chris Kratt and Martin Kratt (Jan. 5, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93306-0), ages 3–7. Thomas & Friends adds Race to Callan Castle/The Best Engine Ever (Jan. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93197-4), ages 3–7. And The Wish series continues with The Reindeer Wish by Lori Evert, illus. by Per Breiehagen (Oct. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-37921-2), ages 3–7.

Step 1 Step into Reading gains PAW Patrol: Chase’s Space Case by Kristen Depken, illus. by Mike Jackson (Jan. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53886-1); Mama Loves by Molly Goode, illus. by Lisa McCue (Dec. 22, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53896-0); Wallykazam: Picnic Party! by Christy Webster, illus. by David VanTuyle (Jan. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93152-3); Thomas & Friends: Reds Against Blues!, illus. by Richard Courtney (Jan. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93284-1); The Saggy Baggy Elephant by Tennant Redbank, illus. by Garva Hathi (Jan. 12, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53588-4); and Blaze and the Monster Machines: Zeg and the Egg by Mary Tillworth, illus. by Niki Foley (Jan. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53935-6), ages 4–6.

Step 2 Step into Reading releases Barbie: I Can Be a Farm Vet by Apple Jordan, illus. by Kellee Riley (Jan. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93245-2); Bubble Guppies: Bubble Power! by Mary Man-Kong, illus. by Mike Jackson (Jan. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52091-0); Freckleface Strawberry: Loose Tooth! by Julianne Moore, illus. by LeUyen Pham (Jan. 12, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-385-39197-9); The Little Rabbit by Judy Dunn, photos by Phoebe Dunn (Jan. 12, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53354-5); Thomas & Friends: A Valentine for Percy (Dec. 22, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93287-2); Dora and Friends: We Save the Music! by Kristen Depken, illus. by Dave Aikins (Jan. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53833-5); and DC Superfriends: Wonder Woman to the Rescue! by Courtney Carbone, illus. by Erik Doescher (Jan. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93308-4), ages 4–6. Step 2 Step into Reading releases Barbie Spring 2016 Movie Deluxe Step into Reading by Melissa Lagonegro (Jan. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93140-0). And Wild Kratts: Animal Babies! by Chris Kratt and Martin Kratt (Jan. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93171-4) joins Step 2 Step into Reading Science Readers, ages 4–6.

Step 3 Step into Reading Biography Readers welcomes Dr. Seuss: The Great Doodler by Kate Klimo, illus. by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher (Jan. 5, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93551-4; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-553-49760-1); and Take a Hike, Teddy Roosevelt! by Frank Murphy, illus. by Richard Walz (Dec. 22, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-375-86937-2), ages 5–8. Oh, the Things They Invented! All About Great Inventors by Bonnie Worth (Aug. 25, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-449-81497-0) joins The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library, ages 5–8. Absolutely Lucy continues with Lucy’s Holiday Surprise by Ilene Cooper, illus. by Royce Fitzgerald (Sept. 22, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-385-39130-6), ages 6–9. Puppy Pirates gains Catnapped! by Erin Soderberg (Jan. 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-51173-4), ages 6–9. A to Z Mysteries Super Editions picks up Secret Admirer by Ron Roy, illus. by John Steven Gurney (Dec. 22, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52399-7), ages 6–9. And Malala: A Hero for All by Shana Corey, illus. by Elizabeth Sayles (Jan. 12, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53761-1), is a new Step 4 Biography Reader, ages 7–9.

Barbie stars in Barbie Fall 2015 Holiday DVD Pictureback (Sept. 8, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52448-2) and Barbie Spring 2016 Movie Pictureback (Jan. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53914-1), Learning to Save (Jan. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53921-9), and Snow Much Fun! (Sept. 22, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52338-6) by Mary Man-Kong; and Somebunny Loves You (Jan. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93195-0), ages 3–7; and Barbie Fall 2015 Holiday DVD Chapter Book by Devin Ann Wooster (Sept. 8, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53764-2) and Barbie Spring 2016 Movie Chapter Book by Molly McGuire Woods (Jan. 5, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93143-1), ages 6–9.

Comics Squad serves up Lunch! by Matthew Holm, Jennifer L. Holm, Cece Bell, and Jeffrey Brown (Jan. 26, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-553-51264-9), ages 7–10. Dog Diaries gains Fala by Kate Klimo, illus. by Tim Jessell (Jan. 5, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53490-0), ages 7–10. Magic Tree House offers Balto of the Blue Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne, illus. by Sal Murdocca (Jan. 5, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-553-51085-0); and Magic Tree House Fact Tracker adds Dogsledding and Extreme Sports: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House: Balto of the Blue Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce, illus. by Carlo Molinari (Jan. 5, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-385-38644-9), ages 7–10. Not-So-Impossible Tales picks up Pugs of the Frozen North by Philip Reeve, illus. by Sarah McIntyre, (Jan. 26, hardcover, ISBN 978-0-385-38796-5), ages 7–10. Deadly Disease of Doom by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm (Aug. 25, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-307-98305-3) joins Squish, ages 7–10. The Paladin Prophecy continues with Rogue by Mark Frost (Sept. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-375-87047-7) , ages 12–up. And Sandra Waugh’s Guardians of Tarnec issues Silver Eve (Sept. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-449-81752-0), ages 12–up.

Title in Spanish

¿Eres tú mi mamá? (Are You My Mother?) by P.D. Eastman, trans. by Teresa Mlawer (Jan. 12, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53989-9), ages 6–9.

Random House/Crown

Dead Boy by Laurel Gale (Sept. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-553-51008-9). A lonely boy who wakes up from the dead gets a chance at friend-ship—and at getting his life back. Ages 8–12.

The Galaxy Pirates: Hunt for the Pyxis by Zoe Ferraris (Aug. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-39216-7). In this trilogy launch, two kids enter a universe full of fantastical creatures. Ages 8–12.

Up From the Sea by Leza Lowitz (Jan. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53474-0). A survivor of an earthquake in Japan decides whether to reconnect with his estranged father or not. Ages 12–up.


The Left Behinds continues with Abe Lincoln and the Selfie That Saved the Union by David Potter (Jan. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-39060-6), ages 8–12.

Random House/Delacorte

Nightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller (Sept. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-74427-0). Charlie knows something strange is afoot in this sequel to Nightmares! Ages 8–12.

Ninja Timmy by Henrik Tamm (Nov. 10, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-385-74451-5). Animal inventors transform themselves into crime-fighting ninjas. Ages 8–12.

The Skeleton Tree by Iain Lawrence (Jan. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-73378-6). Trying to survive in the Alaskan wilderness, two boys form an improbable bond. Ages 8–12.

The Afterlife Academy by Frank L. Cole (Sept. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-74481-2). Two boys save the world from demons while dealing with parents, bullies, and girls. Ages 9–12.

Chloe in India by Kate Darnton (Jan. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53504-4). At a New Delhi school, two girls divided by class and language find they have much in common. Ages 9–12.

The Tin Snail by Cameron McAllister (Jan. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53638-6). In WWII France, the Nazis are planning to steal the design of a car Angelo has helped invent. Ages 9–12.

The Bubble Wrap Boy by Phil Earle (Oct. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-553-51315-8) is a novel about friendship, family, and one undersized boy’s ability to think big. Ages 10–up.

The Cat Who Came In off the Roof by Annie M.G. Schmidt, trans. by David Colmer (Jan. 19, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53500-6). In this import from Holland, a reporter meets a woman who gives him inside info sourced by her local feline friends. Ages 10–up.

The Curse of the Chocolate Phoenix by Kate Saunders (Dec. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-74472-0). A witch has an evil plan in this sequel to The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop! Ages 10–up.

Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar (Aug. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-74378-5). Two kids lost in the woods discover a substance with the potential to wreak havoc on the world. Ages 10–up.

Going Where It’s Dark by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Jan. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-553-51242-7). A boy who has trouble dealing with daily life due to a speech impediment demonstrates courage when exploring underground caves. Ages 10–up.

The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow by Jessica Haight and Stephanie Robinson, illus. by Roman Muradov (Dec. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-385-74471-3). Clues found in a creepy Victorian house launch three young sleuths on an adventure. Ages 10–up.

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (Sept. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-553-49664-2). A girl who is allergic to the outside world begins a complicated, life-changing romance. Ages 12–up.

For the Record by Charlotte Huang (Nov. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-553-51182-6). A girl sings in a band in this novel of friendship, romance, and life on the road. Ages 12–up.

A Song for Ella Grey by David Almond (Oct. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53359-0). This modern take on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice is set in Northern England. Ages 12–up.

These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly (Oct. 27, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-385-73765-4). In 1890 Manhattan, a teen is drawn into a sinister mystery after her father’s death. Ages 12–up.

The Trouble with Destiny by Lauren Morrill (Dec. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-553-49797-7). To help fund her band, Liza enters a cruise ship’s talent show contest with a big cash prize. Ages 12–up.

Trust Me, I’m Trouble by Mary Elizabeth Summer (Oct. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-74414-0). Julep investigates her father’s abduction in this sequel to Trust Me, I’m Lying. Ages 12–up.

Arrows by Melissa Gorzelanczyk (Jan. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-553-51044-7). A Wisconsin teen shot with an arrow by Cupid’s son can’t escape a toxic love relationship. Ages 14–up.

Reawakened by Colleen Houck (Aug. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-37656-3). At an Egyptian exhibit, a girl meets a recently awakened mummy-turned-handsome-sun-god. Ages 14–up.

This Way Home by Wes Moore and Shawn Goodman (Nov. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-74169-9). A teenage basketball player takes a stand against a sinister street gang to save his neighborhood. Ages 14–up.


Mortality Doctrine by James Dashner continues with The Game of Lives (Nov. 17, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-385-74143-9), ages 12–up. Autumn Falls continues with Autumn’s Kiss by Bella Thorne (Nov. 10, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-385-74435-5), ages 12–up. Reckoners by Brandon Sanderson concludes with Calamity (Jan. 5, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-385-74360-0), ages 12–up. And Lauren Kate’s Fallen adds Unforgiven (Nov. 10, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-385-74263-4), ages 12–up.

Random House/Disney


Disney/Pixar The Good Dinosaur tie-ins include The Good Dinosaur Little Golden Board Book (Jan. 5, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3397-6), ages up to 3; and The Good Dinosaur Super Deluxe Pictureback by Frank Berrios (Jan. 5, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3175-0) and The Good Dinosaur Tabbed Board Book (Jan. 5, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3467-6), ages 3–7. And there are six new Disney Princess titles, including Quiet Time with Belle by Andrea Posner-Sanchez, illus. by Sue DiCicco (Jan. 5, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3441-6), ages up to 3; Rapunzel Finds a Friend by Ella Patrick, illus. by Jeffrey Thomas (Jan. 5, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3388-4); and A Royal Wedding Album by Posner-Sanchez (Jan. 5, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3477-5).

Disney Palace Pets: Whisker Haven Tales offers The Cake-tillion (Jan. 5, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3387-7), ages 3–7. Disney Princess: Palace Pets welcomes Lily: Tiana’s Helpful Kitten by Tennant Redbank, illus. by Francesco Legramandi (Jan. 5, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3393-8), ages 6–9. Disney Frozen gains six titles, including A Frozen Christmas by Andrea Posner-Sanchez (Sept. 8, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3479-9), 365 Days of Frozen by Victoria Saxon (Jan. 5, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3478-2), and Welcome, Spring! (Jan. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3385-3), ages 3–7. And Disney Zootopia issues Disney Zootopia Pictureback with Stickers (Jan. 19, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3531-4), ages 3–7.

New Step 2 Step into Reading titles are The Good Dinosaur Deluxe Step into Reading by Melissa Lagonegro (Jan. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3247-4); Disney/Pixar Inside Out: Mom, Dad & Me by Christy Webster (Jan. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3536-9); Disney Palace Pets: Whisker Haven Tales: The Night Guard by Amy Sky Koster (Jan. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3450-8); Disney Princess: A Royal Spring by Kristen Depken, illus. by Marco Colletti and Fabio Laguna (Jan. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3452-2), and Disney Zootopia: Zootopia Deluxe Step into Reading #1 (Jan. 19, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3454-6) and Zootopia Deluxe Step into Reading #2 (Jan. 19, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3456-0), ages 4–6.

Disney: The Never Girls adds A Dandelion Wish/From the Mist by Kiki Thorpe, illus. by Jana Christy (Sept. 8, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3460-7); Thorpe’s A Fairy’s Gift (Sept. 8, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3278-8); and Never Girls #11 by Thorpe, illus. by Christy (Jan. 5, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3525-3), ages 6–9. Hero Challenge! by Amy Weingartner (Jan. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3396-9) is a new Disney Infinity title, ages 6–9. And joining Disney Zootopia are Zootopia Junior Novelization (Jan. 19, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3394-5) and Zootopia: The Official Handbook (Jan. 19, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3395-2), ages 9–12.

Random House/Doubleday

Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein by Amanda Peet and Andrea Troyer (Oct. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-553-51061-4). A Jewish girl is determined to celebrate Christmas. Ages 3–7.

Mother Goose’s Pajama Party by Danna Smith, illus. by Virginia Allyn (Oct. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-553-49756-4). Mother Goose hosts a sleepover for nursery rhyme characters. Ages 3–7.

Mr. Hare’s Big Secret by Hannah Dale (Jan. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53856-4). Mr. Hare tricks his friends into dancing with him under a cherry tree until the cherries fall. Ages 3–7.

Pirate’s Lullaby: Mutiny at Bedtime by Marcie Wessels, illus. by Tim Bowers (Aug. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-38532-9). At bedtime, a young pirate stalls for time. Ages 3–7.

A Christmas Carol by Adam McKeown (Oct. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-553-51199-4) offers a picture-book version of this classic. Ages 4–8.


Freckleface Strawberry is back in Loose Tooth! by Julianne Moore, illus. by LeUyen Pham (Jan. 12, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-385-39198-6), ages 4-6.

Random House/Golden


Pat the Bunny adds At the Apple Orchard, illus. by Luiz Vilela (Aug. 25, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-553-51205-2), ages up to 3. New Little Golden Books are Animal Friends by Jane Werner Watson, illus. by Garth Williams (Jan. 12, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53642-3); Bella’s New Baby by Sue Fliess (Jan. 12, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-51064-5); Blaze and the Monster Machines: Bouncy Tires! by Mary Tillworth, illus. by Benjamin Burch (Jan. 5, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53891-5); Elmo’s 12 Days of Christmas (Sept. 8, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52430-7) and Sesame Street: Elmo’s Tricky Tongue Twisters (Jan. 5, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93138-7) by Sarah Albee, illus. by Maggie Swanson; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Frog Fight!, illus. by Steve Lambe (Jan. 5, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53907-3); How Do Giraffes Take Naps? by Diane Muldrow, illus. by David Walker (Jan. 12, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-51333-2); Jingle Bells by Kathleen N. Daly, illus. by J.P. Miller (Sept. 8, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-51112-3); and Little Golden Book Christmas Stories (Sept. 8, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52227-3), ages 2–5.

Also, Wallykazam: Mighty Troll and Wonder Dragon by Kristen Depken, illus. by Benjamin Burch (Jan. 5, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93149-3); Barbie: My Book of Kittens (Jan. 5, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53919-6); PAW Patrol: Pirate Pups! by Fabrizio Petrossi (Jan. 5, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53888-5); Richard Scarry’s Just for Fun by Patricia Scarry, illus. by Richard Scarry (Jan. 12, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53662-1); DC Super Friends: Super Pets! by Billy Wrecks (Jan. 5, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53923-3); A Tale of Tails by Elizabeth MacPherson, illus. by Garth Williams (Jan. 12, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-385-37863-5); and Thomas & Friends: Thomas and the Easter Eggs (Jan. 5, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93252-0), ages 2–5; and Dora and Friends: Dora in Magic Land by Mary Tillworth, illus. by Dan Haskett and Brenda Goddard (Jan. 5, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53840-3); and Little Golden Book Babies by Gelolo McHugh (Jan. 12, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53668-3), ages 3–7.

Big Golden Board Books welcomes The Christmas ABC by Florence Johnson, illus. by Eloise Wilkin (Sept. 8, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52225-9), and The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore (Sept. 8, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52226-6), ages 2–5. PAW Patrol releases Marshall to the Rescue!, illus. by Mike Jackson (Jan. 5, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93847-8); and The Pups Save Christmas!, illus. by Harry Moore (Sept. 8, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52391-1), ages 3–7. And Richard Scarry’s Funniest Storybook Ever! by Scarry (Jan. 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-385-38297-7) joins the Richard Scarry series, ages 3–7. Joining Big Golden Books are Barbie Fall 2015 Holiday DVD Big Golden Book by Kristen Depken (Sept. 8, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53715-4) and Barbie Spring 2016 Movie Big Golden Book (Jan. 5, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53917-2), ages 3–7.

Random House/Golden/Disney


Little Golden Books adds Disney Princess: Ariel Is My Babysitter by Andrea Posner-Sanchez, illus. by Mario Cortes (Jan. 5, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3446-1); Disney Princess Palace Pets: Berry’s Sweet Surprise by Apple Jordan (Jan. 5, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3444-7); Disney Junior: Sheriff Callie’s Wild West: Callie’s Cowgirl Twirl by Melissa Lagonegro, illus. by Jason Fruchter (Jan. 5, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3442-3); Disney Junior: Sofia the First: Gwen’s Great Gizmos by Lagonegro (Jan. 5, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3448-5); Disney Junior: Doc McStuffins: Karate Kangaroos by Judy Katschke (Jan. 5, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3382-2);Disney: Santa’s Toy Shop by Al Dempster (Sept. 8, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3401-0); Disney Classics: Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins (Jan. 5, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3468-3); and Disney Zootopia (Jan. 19, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3389-1), ages 2–5. Big Golden Books offers Disney Palace Pets: Whisker Haven Tales: Welcome to Whisker Haven (Jan. 5, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3474-4) and Disney Zootopia (Jan. 19, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3384-6); ages 3–7. And Disney/Pixar The Good Dinosaur releases The Good Dinosaur Chapter Book (Jan. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-3091-3), ages 4–6.

Random House/Knopf

A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni (Jan. 12, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53873-1) is an English-Spanish edition of this story of a chameleon who learns that companionship is more important than having a color of his own. Ages 2–5.

Bear Is Not Tired by Ciara Gavin (Jan. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-75476-7). In this follow-up to Room for Bear, Bear doesn’t want to hibernate and miss out on the fun. Ages 3–7.

It’s Tough to Lose Your Balloon by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Sept. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-75479-8) champions resilience and encourages looking on the bright side. Ages 3–7.

The Twelve Days of Christmas by Alison Jay (Oct. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-553-49661-1). A couple discovers gifts on the way to a Christmas party. Ages 3–7.

How to Catch Santa by Jean Reagan, illus. by Lee Wildish (Oct. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-553-49839-4). Sibling narrators share tips for catching Santa on Christmas Eve. Ages 4–8.

Sewing Stories: Harriet Powers’ Journey from Slave to Artist by Barbara Herkert, illus. by Vanessa Newton (Oct. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-75462-0), is a picture-book biography of this Georgia slave whose pictorial quilts illustrated biblical tales and local lore. Ages 4–8.

Space Dog by Mini Grey (Oct. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-553-51058-4). Can Space Dog, Astrocat, and Mousetronaut put aside their differences to save the Spooniverse? Ages 4–8.

Piper Green and the Fairy Tree (Aug. 4, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-553-49923-0; Yearling paperback, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-553-49926-1) and Piper Green and the Fairy Tree: Too Much Good Luck (Aug. 4, Yearling paperback, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-553-49930-8) by Ellen Potter, illus. by Qin Leng, mark the debut of a series about a girl who lives on a Maine island where magic is part of life. Ages 7–9.

Mouse Scouts (Jan. 5, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-385-75599-3; Yearling paperback, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-385-75602-0) and Mouse Scouts: Make a Difference (Jan. 5, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-385-75603-7; Yearling paperback, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-385-75604-4) by Sarah Dillard launch a series about a scout troop of mice tying to make the world a better place. Ages 7–10.

The Nora Notebooks: The Trouble with Ants by Claudia Mills, illus. by Katie Kath (Sept. 22, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-385-39161-0), kicks off a series about a science-obsessed girl who has ants all figured out—but not so much her fellow humans. Ages 7–10.

Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories by R.J. Palacio (Aug. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93485-2) gathers the three Wonder stories together. Ages 8–12.

Charlie and the Grandmothers by Katy Towell (Aug. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-375-86860-3) introduces two women who work for an ancient queen determined to rule the world. Ages 8–12.

Ghostlight by Sonia Gensler (Aug. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52214-3). Two kids’ summer film project becomes a real-life ghost story. Ages 8–12.

The Goblin’s Puzzle: The Adventures of a Boy With No Name and Two Girls Called Alice by Andrew Chilton (Jan. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-553-52070-5). In this fantasy, a boy, a goblin, Plain Alice, and Princess Alice are tangled up in a sinister plot to take over the kingdom. Ages 8–12.

The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury, illus. by Gris Grimly (Aug. 4, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-553-51270-0), gives this 1972 tale of a trip through space and time new art. Ages 8–12.

The Secrets of the Pied Piper: The Peddler’s Road by Matthew Cody (Oct. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-75522-1) launches a trilogy inspired by the Pied Piper story. Ages 8–12.

A Bitter Magic by Roderick Townley (Nov. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-449-81649-3). This tale of magic follows a girl’s journey to discover what’s real and what is an illusion. Ages 9–12.

The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall (Sept. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-553-49728-1). A boy sentenced to community service working for a trash picker stars in this novel about discovering light within us, even when life seems full of darkness. Ages 10–up.

Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit (Jan. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-553-51334-9). After Germans seize her father during a 1939 purge of intellectuals in Poland, Anna befriends a mysterious man who is in danger of the same fate. Ages 12–up.

Another Day by David Levithan (Aug. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-75620-4). In this companion to Every Day, Rhiannon seeks to discover the truth about love. Ages 12–up.

Serendipity’s Footsteps by Suzanne Nelson (Nov. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-39212-9). Moving from Nazi Germany to a modern-day orphanage in the American South, this is the story of three girls connected by a pair of shoes. Ages 12–up.

While You Were Gone by Amy K. Nichols (Aug. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-75392-0) concludes the Duplexity sci-fi romance saga that began with Now That You’re Here. Ages 12–up.

Drowning Is Inevitable by Shalanda Stanley (Sept. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-553-50828-4). Friends are on the run in this novel about the bonds of love, friendship, and family. Ages 14–up.

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (Oct. 20, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-553-49911-7). In 2575, two mega-corporations battle over an ice-covered planet in this trilogy debut. Ages 14–up.

Placebo Junkies by J.C. Carleson (Oct. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-553-49724-3). For at-risk teens, volunteering for pharmaceutical drug trials means a quick fix and easy cash. Ages 14–up.

Stick by Michael Harmon (Aug. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-75436-1) is the story of an unlikely friendship between a high school football hero and a wannabe superhero. Ages 14–up.

Wonders of the Invisible World by Christopher Barzak (Sept. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-39279-2). Can a teen unravel a family curse before it destroys those he loves? Ages 14–up.


Sprout Street Neighbors welcomes A New Arrival by Anna Alter (Jan. 5, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-385-75562-7), ages 6–9. The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency continues with The Case of the Girl in Grey by Jordan Stratford, illus. by Kelly Murphy (Jan. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-75444-6), ages 8–12. The Mister Max trilogy wraps up with The Book of Kings by Cynthia Voigt, illus. by Iacopo Bruno (Sept. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-307-97687-1), ages 8–12. And The Sixth Man joins The Triple Threat by John Feinstein (Aug. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-75350-0), ages 10–up.

Random House/Krauss

Do You: Inspiration and Encouragement for Anyone Who Was Ever Bullied, Left Out, or Pushed Aside by Ben Cohen (Aug. 4, hardcover, $14, ISBN 978-0-8041-8564-6) offers inspiration and life lessons for those struggling with bullying and for those who love them. Ages 14–up.

Random House/Lamb

Until I Find Julian by Patricia Reilly Giff (Sept. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-74482-9). A mysterious girl guides Mateo across the Mexican-U.S. border to find his missing brother. Ages 8–12.

Yard War by Taylor Kitchings (Aug. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-553-50753-9). In 1964 Mississippi, a white boy begins to question the unspoken rules he lives by when he befriends the black son of the family maid. Ages 8–12.

Chasing Secrets by Gennifer Choldenko (Aug. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-74253-5). Can two kids in 1900 San Francisco uncover the truth about the plague before it’s too late? Ages 9–12.

Field Trip by Gary Paulsen and Jim Paulsen (Aug. 4, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-553-49674-1). A road trip turns into an adventure filled with new friends in this follow-up to Road Trip. Ages 10–up.

Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead (Aug. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-74317-4) shares multiple perspectives on the bonds and limits of friendship. Ages 10–up.

The Girl at the Center of the World by Austin Aslan (Aug. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-74404-1). In this sequel to The Islands at the End of the World, a cosmic event isolates Hawaii. Ages 12–up.

Dark Shimmer by Donna Jo Napoli (Sept. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-74655-7). Set in medieval Venice, this story explores belonging, beauty, and the transformative power of love. Ages 14–up.

Random House/Schwartz & Wade

A Bear’s Year by Kathy Duval, illus. by Gerry Turley (Oct. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-37011-0), follows a mother bear and her cubs through the course of a year. Ages 3–7.

Toys Meet Snow: Being the Wintertime Adventures of a Curious Stuffed Buffalo, a Sensitive Plush Stingray, and a Book-Loving Rubber Ball by Emily Jenkins, illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky (Sept. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-37330-2). The toys from the Toy chapter-book series venture outside to play in the snow. Ages 3–7.

A Dog Wearing Shoes by Sangmi Ko (Sept. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-385-38396-7). In this pet adoption tale, a girl finds a lost dog wearing yellow booties. Ages 4–8.

Hillary by Jonah Winter, illus. by Raúl Colón (Jan. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53388-0), is a picture-book biography of Hillary Clinton. Ages 4–8.

Jackrabbit McCabe and the Electric Telegraph by Lucy Margaret Rozier, illus. by Leo Espinosa (Sept. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-385-37843-7). The fastest message deliverer in the West meets his match when the telegraph comes to town. Ages 4–8.

Sharing the Bread: An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving Story by Pat Zietlow Miller, illus. by Jill McElmurry (Aug. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-307-98182-0). Everyone helps out in this celebration of food and family. Ages 4–8.

The Only Child by Guojing (Dec. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-553-49704-5). In this wordless book, a lost girl enters a fantasy world when she follows a stag into the woods. Ages 5–9.

The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden and the Trial of the Century by Sarah Miller (Jan. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-553-49808-0) investigates Borden’s trial for the 1892 murder of her parents. Ages 10–up.


Duck & Goose are back in Duck & Goose, Let’s Dance! by Tad Hills and Lauren Savage, illus. by Hills (Jan. 12, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-385-37245-9), ages 3–7.

Random House/Tricycle

Waiting for the Biblioburro/Esperando el Biblioburro by Monica Brown, illus. by John Parra (Jan. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53879-3), is a bilingual story about a traveling library in Columbia transported by burrows. Ages 5–8.

Random House Australia

The Forgotten Pearl by Belinda Murrell (Sept. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-696-2). Her grandmother’s tales of her life in WW II-era Australia help Chloe face her problems. Ages 9–12.

Helix and the Arrival by Damean Posner, illus. by Jules Faber (Dec. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-653-5). A cave boy prepares to participate in the Arrival, a challenge that will change him from a boy into a man. Ages 9–12.

The Ivory Rose by Belinda Murrell (Oct. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-698-6). A magic charm sends Jemma back to 1895 to save a young heiress from being poisoned. Ages 9–12.

Leo da Vinci vs. the Ice-Cream Domination League by Michael Pryor (Dec. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-837-9) launches a series that reimagines Leonardo da Vinci as a contemporary boy. Ages 9–12.

The Locket of Dreams by Belinda Murrell (Nov. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-695-5). Sophie is sent back in time to 19th-century Scotland, where she meets her ancestors. Ages 9–12.

The River Charm by Belinda Murrell (Dec. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-697-9). A family in 19th-century Australia fights to protect everything they hold dear. Ages 9–12.

The Ruby Talisman by Belinda Murrell (Sept. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-694-8). A magical talisman sends Tilly back to the time of the French Revolution. Ages 9–12.

The Sequin Star by Belinda Murrell (Oct. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-693-1). In this time-travel story, Claire lands in a circus camp in Depression-era Australia. Ages 9–12.

Hunter’s Moon by Sophie Masson (Nov. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-603-0). Bianca is plunged into a terrifying world in this Snow White retelling. Ages 13–up.

The Hush by Skye Melki-Wegner (Nov. 1, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-566-8). In a world where music is power, Chester can hear a song that will change everything. Ages 13–up.

Love You, Me (Jan. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-585-9) compiles photos, sayings, and illustrations that encourage self-confidence and positivity. Ages 13–up.

The Pause by John Larkin (Nov. 1, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-170-7). A boy struggling with depression and thoughts of suicide imagines two versions of his life. Ages 13–up.


Clementine Rose by Jacqueline Harvey welcomes Clementine Rose and the Ballet Break-In (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-74275-757-5) and Clementine Rose and the Movie Magic (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-518-7), ages 6–8. Belinda Murrell’s Lulu Bell returns in Lulu Bell and the Arabian Nights (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-558-3), Lulu Bell and the Koala Joey (Nov. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-548-4), and Lulu Bell and the Pirate Fun (Jan. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-554-5), ages 6–8. Samurai vs Ninja by Nick Falk, illus. by Tony Flowers, issues The Battle for the Golden Egg (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-605-4), The Race for Shogun’s Treasure (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-636-8), Curse of the Oni (Jan. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-640-5), and Day of the Dreadful Undead (Jan. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-638-2), ages 6–8. And Pearlie is back in Pearlie and the Imperial Princess by Wendy Harmer (Dec. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-628-3), ages 7–9.

Alice-Miranda stars in Alice-Miranda in New York (Sept. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-74275-114-6) and Alice-Miranda at the Palace (Nov. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-272-8) by Jacqueline Harvey, ages 8–12. My Life & Other Stuff… continues with My Life and Other Massive Mistakes by Tristan Bancks, illus. by Gus Gordon (Nov. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-529-3), ages 9–12. Brotherhood of Thieves by Stuart Daly welcomes The Warden (Sept. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-327-5) and The Highlanders (Dec. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-469-2), ages 9–12. Chasing the Valley by Skye Melki-Wegner debuts with Chasing the Valley (Sept. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-74275-954-8) and Borderlands (Dec. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-74275-956-2), ages 9–12. And joining David Harding’s Israel Folau are Chance of a Lifetime (Nov. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-661-0) and Reality Check (Nov. 15, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-663-4), ages 9–12.

Nanny Piggins by R.A. Spratt greets Nanny Piggins and the Accidental Blast-Off (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-74275-368-3), Nanny Piggins and the Rival Ringmaster (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-74275-378-2), Nanny Piggins and the Daring Rescue (Nov. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-74275-497-0), Nanny Piggins and the Pursuit of Justice (Nov. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-86471-816-4), and Nanny Piggins and the Race to Power (Jan. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-74275-499-4), ages 9–12. Samantha-Ellen Bound’s Silver Shoes kicks off with And All That Jazz (Oct. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-282-7), Hit the Streets (Oct. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-284-1), Breaking Pointe (Dec. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-374-9), and Dance Till You Drop (Dec. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-85798-372-5), ages 9–12. And Watch This Space debuts with Out to Launch by Colin Thompson (Oct. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-74275-620-2), ages 9–12.

Readers to Eaters

Zora’s Zucchini by Katherine Pryor, illus. by Anna Raff (Aug. 11, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-9836615-7-3). When her garden grows an abundance of zucchini, Zora devises a plan to garden swap. Ages 4–10.



New Easy Read Sherlock Holmes titles by Arthur Conan Doyle are The Man with the Twisted Lip (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78322-538-5), The Sign of Four (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78322-536-1), and The Speckled Band (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78322-535-4), ages 12–14.


Wisteria Jane by Amber Harris, illus. by Ard Hoyt (Oct. 13, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60554-411-3). Part Southern belle, part tomboy, Wisteria Jane learns to be a thoughtful friend. Ages 3–8.


T.R. & Skip: The True Story of the Dog That Went to the White House by Andrew Gulliford (Oct. 20, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-937054-04-5). On a trip to the Colorado wilderness, President Theodore Roosevelt makes a canine friend he cannot bear to leave behind. Ages 7–12.

Bodacious Bo: The Pound Prince by Pat Backer, illus. by Judy Sherry Brown (Sept. 15, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-937054-18-2). When a pup is separated from his owners and lands in the pound, he must fend for himself before finding a home. Ages 7–12.


The Bulldoggers Club welcomes The Tale of the Tumbleweed Witch by Barbara Hay (Sept. 22, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-937054-50-2), ages 8–15.

Rowman & Littlefield/Down East

Where Do Fairies Go When It Snows? by Liza Gardner Walsh, illus. by Hazel Mitchell (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60893-413-3). This look at fairies’ winter whereabouts delivers a lesson about helping others. Ages 2–7.


Visitors concludes with Autumn Visitors by Karel Hayes (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60893-454-6), ages 3–8.

Rowman & Littlefield/Taylor

Felicity the Dragon by Ruthie Briggs-Greenberg (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-63076-062-5). A dragon who is a loner befriends a boy she rescues from the castle moat. Ages 3–7.

Sea of Echoes by Ruthie Briggs-Greenberg and J. Mac Reed (Nov. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-63076-107-3). Finn befriends other orphaned whale calves and learns the value of working together. Ages 8–12.


Long Term Ecological Research adds Seeking the Wolf Tree by Natalie Cleavitt, illus. by Marjorie Leggitt (Oct. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-63076-145-5), ages 8–12.

Running Press Kids

ABC, Now You See Me, illus. by Kim Siebold (Sept. 22, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-0-7624-5854-7), is a lift-the-flap alphabet book featuring animals. Ages 1–3.

Starry Night, Hold Me Tight by Jean Sagendorph, illus. by Kim Siebold (Aug. 25, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-0-7624-5853-0). Baby Bear’s adventures help him learn and grow, and Momma’s big bear hugs keep him safe and warm. Ages 1–3.

Bella’s Best of All by Jamie Harper (Jan. 5, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-0-7624-5819-6). A mouse loves playing with her mother’s belongings, but she loves her stuffed kitty more. Ages 2–6.

The Perfect Tree by Chloe Bonfield (Jan. 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-7624-5586-7). When animals teach Jack how precious trees are, he rethinks his intention to chop one down. Ages 3–6.

Roar! by Julie Bayless (Oct. 13, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-7624-5750-2). A rambunctious lion cub tries to make new friends with other animals, but his roaring chases them away. Ages 3–7.

Jingle Bells, illus. by Jill Howarth (Sept. 22, board book, $10.95, ISBN 978-0-7624-5842-4), includes three jingling bells. Ages 3–up.

Two Is Enough by Janna Matthies, illus. by Merrilee Liddiard (Nov. 10, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-0-7624-5561-4), celebrates the smallest of families and the diversity within them. Ages 3–up.

Inherit the Stars by Tessa Elwood (Dec. 8, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7624-5840-0). In this series debut, three interplanetary royal houses must ally together or destroy each other. Ages 13–up.

One of Us by Jeannie Waudby (Nov. 3, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-7624-5799-1). A teen must figure out whom to trust and how to stay alive after she is recruited as a spy. Ages 13–up.

Finding Forever: A Deadline Diaries Exclusive by Ken Baker (Sept. 8, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7624-5594-2) launches a series about a teen celebrity blogger who solves mysteries involving young Hollywood stars. Ages 13–up.


Peanuts presents A Charlie Brown Christmas Deluxe Slipcase by Charles M. Schulz (Sept. 22, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-0-7624-5872-1), ages 3–up. And Moonlight Books issues Halloween Hide-and-Seek by Moira Butterfield and Elizabeth Golding, illus. by Dean Gray (Aug. 11, hardcover, $10.95, ISBN 978-0-7624-5846-2), ages 4–8.