7th Generation


PathFinders adds Billy Buckhorn Supranormal by Gary Robinson (Aug. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-939053-12-1) and Fire Fight by Jacqueline Guest (Aug. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-939053-11-4), ages 12–16.


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Old Bear by Jane Hissey welcomes Little Bear’s Alphabet (Aug. 4, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-910706-08-4) and Little Bear’s Numbers (Aug. 4, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-910706-09-1), ages 3–up. And Spot and Match offers Spot and Match Colors by David Salariya (Sept. 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-910706-02-2) and Spot and Match Shapes by Rob Walker (Sept. 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-910706-03-9), ages 2–up.


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Graphic Shakespeare, retold by Penny Clarke, Michael Ford, Stephen Haynes, Kathy McEvoy, and Jim Pipe; illus. by Penko Gelev, Li Sidong, and Nick Spender (Oct. 6, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-910706-07-7), compiles graphic-novel adaptations of five of the Bard’s plays. Ages 7–up.


Gladiator School continues with Blood & Fire by Dan Scott (Jan. 5, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-908973-60-3), ages 9–up.


From Me to YouTube: The Unofficial Guide to Bethany Mota by Emily Klein (Aug. 25, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-87572-1) focuses on this YouTube celebrity. Ages 5–8.

Really? Robots by Penelope Arlon (Aug. 25, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-545-83345-5) delivers information about robots from individuals working in robotics. Ages 6–up.

Baseball Superstars 2015 (Aug. 25, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-545-83898-6), Football Superstars 2015 (Aug. 25, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-545-82642-6), and Quarterback Superstars 2015 (Aug. 25, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-545-82635-8) by K.C. Kelley are guides for sports fans. Ages 7–10.

Discovering Mars: The Amazing Story of the Red Planet, Revised and Updated Edition by Melvin Berger and Mary Kay Carson (Aug. 25, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-545-83960-0) includes new information and discoveries. Ages 7–10.

How Rude! Real Bugs Who Won’t Mind Their Manners by Heather Montgomery, illus. by Howard McWilliam (Aug. 25, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-78055-1), spotlights 10 crude bugs. Ages 7–10.

Military Animals with Dog Tags by Laurie Calkhoven (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-545-87159-4) showcases heroic animals of various species. Ages 8–10.

Game On! 2016: All the Best Games: Awesome Facts and Coolest Secrets (Sept. 29, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-545-85031-5) compiles info and stats on the hottest video games. Ages 8–12.

#Presidents: Follow the Leaders by John Bailey Owen (Aug. 25, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-545-84938-8) offers facts about U.S. presidents—and imagines them in the digital age. Ages 8–12.

The Real Princess Diaries by Grace Norwich (Aug. 25, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-84937-1) spotlights the lives of real-life princesses. Ages 8–12.

Ripley’s Special Edition 2016 by Ripley’s Entertainment (Aug. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-85279-1) updates this compendium from Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Ages 8–12.

Scholastic Almanac for Kids 2016 (Aug. 25, paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-545-82625-9), Scholastic Book of World Records 2016 by Jenifer Corr Morse (Oct. 27, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-545-82623-5), and Scholastic Year in Sports 2016 by James Buckley Jr. (Nov. 24, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-545-82634-1) are updated editions of these annuals. Ages 8–12.

Superstars of Science by R.G. Grant, illus. by Simon Basher (Aug. 25, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-545-82627-3), compiles facts about history’s greatest scientists. Ages 8–12.

Warriors: The Greatest Fighters in History by Sean Callery (Aug. 25, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-545-85184-8) kicks off the Scholastic Photo Collections series of facts and photos. Ages 10–14.

The Survival Guide to Bullying: Written by a Teen, Updated Edition by Aija Mayrock (Aug. 25, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-545-86066-6) offers strategies for dealing with bullying. Ages 10–up.

Really Professional Internet Person by Jenn McAllister (Aug. 25, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-545-86112-0) chronicles the author’s journey to becoming YouTube star JennxPenn. Ages 12–up.


Scholastic Early Learners gains Lift the Flap First 100 Words/Primeras 100 Palabras (Aug. 25, novelty book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-545-91695-0), ages up to 3. Clifford stars in Clifford Celebrates Hanukkah by Norman Bridwell (Sept. 29, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-545-82334-0), ages 3–5. Peppa Pig is back in Bedtime for Peppa (Aug. 25, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-545-84231-0) and Best Friends (Aug. 25, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-545-84232-7), both illus. by Eone, ages 3–5. Ricky Ricotta returns in Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. the Naughty Nightcrawlers from Neptune by Dav Pilkey, illus. by Dan Santat (Oct. 27, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-439-37708-9; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-439-37709-6), ages 4–8. Firefighter Rescue by Trey King, illus. by Kenny Kiernan (Aug. 25, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-545-82555-9), joins Lego City Readers; and Wrecking Valentine’s Day! is a new Lego City 8x8 by Trey King, illus. by Sean Wang (Nov. 24, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-545-85984-4), ages 4–8. Lego DC Super Heroes return in Lego DC Super Heroes Chapter Book (Aug. 25, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-86798-6), ages 4–8. Lego Star Wars presents Revenge of the Sith: Episode III by Ace Landers, illus. by David A. White (Aug. 25, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-545-78524-2), ages 4–8.

Shopkins issues Shopkins Reader with Stickers (Sept. 29, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-90495-7), ages 4–8. New Scholastic Readers, Level 2 are Fraidy Cats by Stephen Krensky, illus. by Betsy Lewin (Aug. 25, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-545-79966-9), ages 4–8; and Katie Fry, Private Eye: The Missing Fox by Katherine Cox, illus. by Vanessa Brantley Newton (Aug. 25, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-545-66675-6), Snow Babies by Joan Emerson (Aug. 25, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-545-85228-9), and Supersize Animals by Melvin Berger and Gilda Berger (Aug. 25, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-545-80857-6), ages 6–8. When I Grow Up: Taylor Swift is a new Scholastic Reader, Level 3 (Aug. 25, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-545-86261-5). And Branches offers Olive and Beatrix #1: The Not-So Itty-Bitty Spiders by Amy Marie Stadelmann (Aug. 25, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-545-81481-2; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-81480-5) and Princess Pink and the Land of Fake-Believe: The Three Little Pugs by Noah Z. Jones (Aug. 25, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-545-84858-9; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-84857-2), ages 5–7; and Silver Pony Ranch #1: Sparkling Jewel by D.L. Green, illus. by Emily Wallis (Aug. 25, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-545-79766-5; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-79765-8), ages 6–8.

Scholastic Discover More Readers, Level 2 issues Monsters: Myth or Fact (Aug. 25, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-545-83946-4) and Rocks and Minerals (Aug. 25, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-545-83947-1), ages 6–8. Goosebumps Movie tie-ins include Night of the Living Monsters by Kate Howard (Aug. 25, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-82254-1), ages 6–10; Slappy’s Revenge: Twisted Tricks from the World’s Smartest Dummy by Jason Heller (Aug. 25, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-545-82125-4), ages 7–12; and Monster Survival Guide by Susan Lurie (Aug. 25, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-545-82126-1) and Goosebumps Movie Novel by R.L. Stine (Aug. 25, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-545-82124-7), ages 8–12. The 101 Animal series issues 101 Animal Superpowers by Melvin Berger and Gilda Berger (Aug. 25, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-545-82624-2), ages 7–10.

New Geronimo Stilton titles are Mouse House Hunter (Sept. 29, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-83554-1), The Phoenix of Destiny: An Epic Kingdom of Fantasy Adventure, Special Edition (Aug. 25, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-545-82907-6), Get the Scoop, Geronimo! (Oct. 27, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-83550-3), and Rescue Rebellion (Aug. 25, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-83538-1), ages 7–10. I Survived continues with I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011 by Lauren Tarshis (Aug. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-85232-6; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-65848-5), ages 7–10. Tarshis’s I Survived True Stories offers Nature Attacks! (Sept. 29, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-85231-9), ages 7–10. And Arctic Freeze by Kristin Earhart (Aug. 25, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-77355-3) joins Race the Wild, ages 7–10.

New Rainbow Magic Special Editions by Daisy Meadows are Angelica the Angel Fairy (Sept. 29, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-70828-9) and Carly the School Fairy (Aug. 25, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-70827-2), ages 7–10. Poppy Muddlepup’s Daring Rescue by Meadows is a new Magic Animal Friends Special Edition (Sept. 29, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-90750-7), ages 7–10. Pokémon adds The Official Adventure Guide: Ash’s Quest from Kanto to Kalos by Simcha Whitehill (Oct. 27, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-84935-7), ages 7–10. Ellen Miles’s The Puppy Place welcomes Boomer (Aug. 25, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-72644-3) and Daisy (Oct. 27, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-72645-0), ages 7–10. Arctic Freeze by Kristin Earhart (Aug. 25, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-77355-3) joins Race the Wild, ages 7–10.

Lego Bionicle visits Island of the Lost Masks: Chapter Book #1 by Ryder Windham (Aug. 25, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-545-87325-3), ages 7–10. Lego Elves picks up Quest for the Keys: Chapter Book #1 (Aug. 25, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-545-85280-7), ages 7–10. Lego Ninjago welcomes World of Ninjago: Official Guide #2 (Aug. 25, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-80801-9), ages 7–10. Thea Stilton adds Thea Stilton and the Tropical Treasure: A Geronimo Stilton Adventure (Nov. 24, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-545-83552-7); and Thea Stilton Special Editions offers The Cloud Castle: A Geronimo Stilton Adventure (Sept. 29, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-545-83536-7) by Thea Stilton, ages 7-10.

Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants is back in Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot (Aug. 25, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-545-50492-8), ages 7–up. R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps Most Wanted gains Night of the Puppet People (Sept. 29, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-62775-7), ages 8–12. Spirit Animals: Fall of the Beasts: Immortal Guardians by Eliot Schrefer (Aug. 11, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-83000-3), ages 8–12; and Spirit Animals Special Editions releases The Book of Shane by Nick Eliopulos, introduction by Tui T. Sutherland (Oct. 27, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-91098-9), ages 8–12. Star Wars: Jedi Academy continues with Attack of the Journal by Jeffrey Brown (Aug. 25, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-545-85278-4), ages 8–12.

Scholastic/Blue Sky

When Sophie’s Feelings Are Really, Really Hurt by Molly Bang (Sept. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-78831-1). This sequel to When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry... tackles the issue of hurt feelings. Ages 4–8.


Love Is Everywhere by Jim Benton (Nov. 24, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-545-64788-5) offers a silly take on the omnipresence of love. Ages up to 3.

Peek-a-Boo Farm by Joyce Wan (Aug. 25, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-75045-5). Readers lift the flaps to play peek-a-boo with farm animals. Ages up to 3.

Let’s Go to the Firehouse (Aug. 25, novelty book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-76634-0). This interactive visit to a firehouse comes with a DVD. Ages 2–4.

Ten Playful Penguins by Emily Ford, illus. by Russell Julian (Oct. 27, novelty book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-79439-8). Ten penguins disappear in this countdown tale. Ages 2–4.

Christmas at Last! by Sam Hearn, illus. by Penny Dann (Sept. 29, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-545-79455-8), features glitter and die-cut pages that resemble Christmas stockings. Ages 3–5.

If You’re a Robot and You Know It by Musical Robot, illus. by David A. Carter (Sept. 29, novelty book, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-81980-0). Robots star in this pop-up riff on this song. Ages 3–5.

The Very Stuffed Turkey by Katharine Kenah, illus. by Binny Talib (Aug. 25, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-76109-3). What happens when Turkey is invited to five Thanksgiving feasts? Ages 3–5.


Carry and Learn adds Carry and Learn Shapes, illus. by Sarah Ward (Aug. 25, novelty book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-545-79791-7), ages up to 3. Scholastic Early Learners debuts with 15 books, including Lift the Flap First 100 Words (Aug. 25, novelty book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-545-90315-8); Touch and Feel ABC (Aug. 25, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-90317-2); and Noisy Touch and Lift Farm (Aug. 25, novelty book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-90310-3), ages 3–5. Walter Wick’s Can You See What I See? welcomes Christmas (Aug. 25, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-83183-3), ages 3–5. Fingers & Toes picks up Five Little Monkeys: A Fingers & Toes Nursery Rhyme Book by Natalie Marshall (Aug. 25, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-76762-0), ages 3–up. And Fly Guy buzzes on with Prince Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold (Aug. 25, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-66275-8), ages 4–8.

Scholastic/Chicken House

City of Halves by Lucy Inglis (Oct. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-82958-8). Ancient myth collides with modern technology in this fantasy set in London. Ages 12–up.

A Little in Love by Susan E. Fletcher (Aug. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-82960-1). Inspired by Hugo’s Les Misérables, this story centers on a street girl in 1832 Paris. Ages 12–up.

Flashes by Tim O’Rourke (Oct. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-82959-5). When Charley has visions she believe are clues to a crime, only a young policeman believes her. Ages 14–up.

Scholastic/David Fickling

Friends for Life by Andrew Norriss (Aug. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-85186-2). Only Francis can see Jessica, a ghost—until they meet two other friends who also can. Ages 8–12.

The Watchmen of Port Fayt by Conrad Mason (Aug. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-83308-0) launches the Tales of Fayt trilogy, set in a world where humans live alongside trolls, elves, and fairies. Ages 8–12.

The Letter for the King by Tonke Dragt (Aug. 25, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-545-81978-7). An aspiring knight battles evil in an enchanted world of chivalry, courage, and friendship. Ages 12–up.


Space Dumplins by Craig Thompson (Aug. 25, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-545-56541-7; paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-545-56543-1). Violet is on a quest to save her father in this space adventure. Ages 8–12.

Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. Holm, illus. by Matthew Holm (Aug. 25, hardcover, $23.99, ISBN 978-0-545-74165-1; paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-74166-8), is a semi-autobiographical graphic novel. Ages 8–12.


The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix issues Mary Anne Saves the Day (Full Color Edition) by Ann M. Martin, adapted and illus. by Raina Telgemeier (Oct. 27, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-545-88617-8); paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-545-88621-5), ages 8–12. Bird & Squirrel gains Bird & Squirrel on the Edge by James Burks (Oct. 27, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-545-80425-7; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-545-80426-4), ages 7–10. And Goosebumps Graphix presents Slappy’s Tales of Horror by R.L. Stine, illus. by Gabriel Hernandez, Ted Naifeh, Dave Roman, and Jamie Tolagson (Aug. 25, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-545-83600-5; paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-83595-4), ages 8–12.


A Lucky Author Has a Dog by Mary Lyn Ray, illus. by Steven Henry (Aug. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-51876-5), is the story of one writer, her furry friend, and a school visit. Ages 4–8.

The Mean Girl Meltdown by Lindsay Eyre (Aug. 25, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-545-62030-7). In this companion to The Best Friend Battle, Sylvie copes with mean-girl antics. Ages 7–10.

Young Man with Camera by Emil Sher, illus. by David Wyman (Sept. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-54131-2). When a homeless woman is attacked by bullies, an aspiring young photographer who has befriended her captures it on film. Ages 12–up.


Harry Potter returns in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition by J. K. Rowling, illus. by Jim Kay (Oct. 6, hardcover, $39.99, ISBN 978-0-545-79035-2), ages 8–up.


The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore, illus. by David Ercolini (Sept. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-39112-2). Mayhem reigns in this reimagining. Ages 3–5.


The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender (Aug. 25, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-545-63999-6). In this tale of ghosts, secrets, and family, Delia lives in a former insane asylum. Ages 12–up.

Frosted Kisses by Heather Hepler (Oct. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-79055-0). A new girl in town and shifting family dynamics factor into this sequel to The Cupcake Queen. Ages 12–up.

Scholastic Press

Green Lizards vs. Red Rectangles by Steve Antony (Oct. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-84902-9). Can warring green lizards and red rectangles live peacefully together? Ages 3–5.

Your Hand in My Hand by Mark Sperring, illus. by Britta Teckentrup (Nov. 24, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-545-80642-8), depicts a hand-in-hand journey of togetherness. Ages 3–5.

Hey, Seymour! by Walter Wick (Sept. 29, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-545-50216-0) is a lift-the-flap, search-and-find photographic adventure starring Seymour and his dog. Ages 3–5.

Friendshape by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illus. by Tom Lichtenheld (Aug. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-43682-3). A triangle, circle, square, and rectangle celebrate friendship. Ages 3–5.

The Queen’s Hat by Steve Antony (Aug. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-83556-5). A gust of wind carries away the queen’s hat, sending her on a quest through London to find it. Ages 3–5.

Frog on a Log? by Kes Gray, illus. by Jim Field (Sept. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-68791-1). This rhyming read-aloud shows that every animal has a special place to perch. Ages 3–5.

Where’s Walrus? and Penguin? by Stephen Savage (Aug. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-40295-8). In this sequel to Where’s Walrus? Walrus and a pal escape from the zoo. Ages 3–5.

Zen Socks by Jon J Muth (Sept. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-16669-0). In this story tinged with Zen wisdom, three friends teach each other valuable lessons. Ages 4–8.

Elephant in the Dark by Mina Javaherbin, illus. by Eugene Yelchin (Aug. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-63670-4), was inspired by Rumi’s “The Three Blind Men and the Elephant.” Ages 4–8.

Waddle! Waddle! by James Proimos (Nov. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-41846-1) offers a friendship tale featuring three penguins. Ages 4–8.

Courage & Defiance: Stories of Spies, Saboteurs, and Survivors in World War II Denmark by Deborah Hopkinson (Aug. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-59220-8) traces the stories of the participants in the Danish resistance and the rescue of more than 7,000 Jews during WWII. Ages 8–12.

Class Dismissed by Allan Woodrow (Oct. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-80071-6). When a teacher walks out on her unruly students, they don’t inform the school office. Ages 8–12.

A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen (Aug. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-68242-8). Gerta must escape to freedom after the rise of the Berlin Wall divides her family. Ages 8–12.

Foxcraft: The Taken by Inbali Iserles (Sept. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-69081-2). In this series debut, a fox hunted by a ruthless enemy must master ancient arts to survive. Ages 8–12.

The Lightning Queen by Laura Resau (Oct. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-80084-6). In 1950s Mexico, an unlikely friendship spans two cultures: the Rom and the Mixtec Indians. Ages 8–12.

Crimebiters!: My Dog Is Better Than Your Dog by Tommy Greenwald (Sept. 29, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-77332-4) launches a series about a boy and his crime-fighting vampire dog. Ages 8–12.

Revenge of the Angels by Jennifer Ziegler (Aug. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-83899-3). The triplets from Revenge of the Flower Girls bring their hijinks to the Christmas pageant. Ages 8–12.

Clementine for Christmas by Daphne Benedis-Grab (Aug. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-83951-8). In this tale of a girl and her dog and friends, Christmas is heading for disaster. Ages 8–12.

The Marvels by Brian Selznick (Sept. 15, hardcover, $32.99, ISBN 978-0-545-44868-0) connects two seemingly unrelated stories—one told in words, the other in pictures. Ages 8–12.

George by Alex Gino (Aug. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-81254-2). George, who looks like a boy but knows she’s a girl, finds a way to let classmates know who she is. Ages 8–12.

Upside-Down Magic by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins (Sept. 29, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-545-80045-7) debuts a series about kids whose wonky magic lands them in their school’s upside-down magic class. Ages 8–12.

Moving Target by Christina Diaz Gonzalez (Aug. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-77318-8). A girl learns of her ancient bloodline and that the fate of the world may rest in her hands. Ages 8–12.

The House on Stone’s Throw Island by Dan Poblocki (Aug. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-64556-0). Wedding crashers from beyond the grave haunt a remote Maine island. Ages 10–14.

Lincoln’s Spymaster: Allan Pinkerton, America’s First Private Eye by Samantha Seiple (Sept. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-70897-5) recounts the adventures of this detective, Abraham Lincoln’s most trusted spymaster. Ages 10–14.

Dead Upon a Time by Elizabeth Paulson (Aug. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-64046-6). In this tale, characters inspired by fairy tale heroes and heroines are living a nightmare. Ages 12–up.

The Inker’s Shadow by Allen Say (Sept. 29, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-545-43776-9). Say discovers what it means to be American in this follow-up to Drawing from Memory. Ages 12–up.

Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx by Sonia Manzano (Aug. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-62184-7). This actress, known for playing Maria on Sesame Street, delivers a coming-of-age memoir set in the1970s. Ages 12–up.

Code of Honor by Alan Gratz (Aug. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-69519-0). When his brother is labeled a terrorist, an Iranian-American teen sets out to prove his innocence. Ages 12–up.

Untwine by Edwidge Danticat (Sept. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-42303-8). After a car crash, injured Giselle revisits her past to learn how those close to her have defined her. Ages 12–up.

Sanctuary by Jennifer McKissack (Sept. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-58758-7). On a Maine island, a girl tries to make peace with her haunted, tragic past. Ages 12–up.

Faceless by Alyssa Sheinmel (Sept. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-67601-4). After an accident, Maisie has a face transplant and must redefine her own identity. Ages 12–up.


Battle Bugs by Jack Patton flies on with The Chameleon Attack (Sept. 29, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-70784-8) and The Cobra Clash (Nov. 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-79124-3), ages 7–10. Shelter Pet Squad greets Merlin by Cynthia Lord, illus. by Erin McGuire (Sept. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-63599-8; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-545-63600-1), ages 7–10. Emma Is On the Air adds Party Drama! by Ida Siegal (Sept. 29, cover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-68696-9; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-68695-2), ages 7–10. The Yeti Files greets Monsters on the Run by Kevin Sherry (Sept. 29, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-545-55619-4), ages 7–10. TombQuest releases Valley of Kings by Michael Northrop (Aug. 11, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-72340-4), ages 8–12. Magisterium continues with The Copper Gauntlet by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-52228-1), ages 8–12. Vega Jane returns in The Keeper by David Baldacci (Sept. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-83194-9), ages 10–14; and World War II gains The Liberators by Chris Lynch (Aug. 25, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-545-52304-2), ages 10–14.

Second Story

The Way to School by Rosemary McCarney with Plan International (Sept. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-927583-78-4). Photos from around the world document children’s often arduous journeys to and from school. Ages 5–9.

44 Hours or Strike! by Anne Dublin (Sept. 1, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-927583-76-0). Two Jewish sisters participate in the 1931 dressmakers’ strike in Toronto. Ages 9–13.

The Farmerettes by Gisela Tobien Sherman (Sept. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-927583-64-7). In 1943, six teens work together on a farm as part of the Farm Service Force. Ages 14–18.

Hidden Gold by Ella Burakowski (Oct. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-927583-74-6) relays the true story of the Jewish Gold family, forced into hiding in WW II Poland. Ages 14–18.


I’m a Great Little Kid continues with Fifteen Dollars and Thirty-Five Cents: A Story About Choices by Kathryn Cole, illus. by Qin Leng (Oct. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-927583-82-1), ages 5–8.

Shadow Mountain

Hope and Heroes: A Treasury of Modern-Day Fairy Tales Written by Best-Selling Authors, ed. and photos by Jonathan Diaz (Sept. 8, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-62972-103-3). More than 20 authors offer stories inspired by young cancer patients. Ages 8–11.

Westly: A Spider’s Tale by Bryan Beus (Sept. 29, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-62972-068-5). A caterpillar destined to be king of the butterflies emerges from his cocoon as a spider. Ages 9–12.


Fablehaven issues The Caretaker’s Guide to Fablehaven by Brandon Mull and Brandon Dorman (Oct. 13, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-62972-091-3), ages 9–up. Janitors concludes with Heroes of the Dustbin by Tyler Whitesides (Sept. 8, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62972-065-4), ages 10–up. And Mysteries of Cove gains Fires of Invention by J. Scott Savage (Sept. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62972-092-0), ages 10–up.

Silver Dolphin

The Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci by Jasper Bark (Oct. 13, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-62686-446-7) showcases never-built da Vinci machines, plus models to build. Ages 10–up.


Magnetic Learning moves on with Vehicles by Elizabeth Krych (Sept. 15, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-62686-334-7), ages 4–up. Joining Smithsonian Readers are Early Adventures Level 1 by Brenda Scott-Royce, Ruth Strother, Emily Rose Oachs, and Kaitlyn DiPerna (Oct. 13, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-62686-451-1), ages 4–up. Seriously Amazing Level 2 by Scott-Royce, Oachs, Stephen Binns, and Strother (Oct. 13, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-62686-452-8), and World of Wonder Level 3 by Scott-Royce, Courtney Acampora, DiPerna, and Oachs (Oct. 13, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-62686-453-5), ages 5–up; and Endless Explorations Level 4 by Scott-Royce, Binns, Oachs, and DiPerna (Oct. 13, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-62686-454-2), ages 6–up.

Simon & Schuster

Naughty Mabel by Nathan Lane and Devlin Elliott, illus. by Dan Krall (Oct. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3022-7). A pampered pup takes center stage at her parents’ party, in a picture book co-authored by the Broadway and film star. Ages 4–8.

We Forgot Brock! by Carter Goodrich (Aug. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-8090-2). What happens when a boy leaves behind his imaginary friend at the fair? Ages 4–8.

Samurai Santa: A Very Ninja Christmas by Rubin Pingk (Sept. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3057-9). All a young ninja wants for Christmas is a snowball fight. Ages 4–8.

The Nest by Kenneth Oppel, illus. by Jon Klassen (Oct. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3232-0). In this gothic tale, Steve wants to save his baby brother—but at what cost? Ages 10–up.

This Side of Wild: Mutts, Mares, and Laughing Dinosaurs by Gary Paulsen (Sept. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5150-5). A roundup of true stories about Paulsen’s experiences with animals. Ages 10–up.

Stand-Off by Andrew Smith, illus. by Sam Bosma (Sept. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-1829-4). Ryan is back at boarding school in this sequel to Winger. Ages 12–up.

Dangerous Lies by Becca Fitzpatrick (Nov. 10, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2491-2). A teen must make a fresh start after witnessing a violent crime. Ages 14–up.

The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch, Volume 1: At the Edge of Empire by Daniel Kraus (Oct. 27, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-1139-4). In this series debut, a murdered teen who is resurrected is destined to walk the earth for centuries. 14–up.

The House by Christina Lauren (Oct. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-1371-8). Delilah and Gavin can’t resist each other, but staying together will exact an enormous price. Ages 14–up.

Lock & Mori by Heather Petty (Sept. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2303-8). In modern-day London, a murder brings Sherlock Holmes and “Mori” Moriarty together. Ages 14–up.


FunJungle adds Big Game by Stuart Gibbs (Oct. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2333-5), ages 8–12. And The Missing continues with Redeemed by Margaret Peterson Haddix (Sept. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-9756-6), ages 8–12.


The Power of Henry’s Imagination by Skye Byrne, illus. by Nic George (Oct. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-0626-0). A boy learns the secret to finding his missing stuffed bunny. Ages 4–8.

Proverbs for Young People by Jack E. Levin, preface by Mark R. Levin (Nov. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5945-7) compiles 29 life lessons. Ages 4–8.

The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands (Sept. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4651-8). Following a series of murders, an apothecary’s apprentice deciphers codes in pursuit of a secret that could destroy the world. Ages 8–12.

My Diary from the Edge of the World by Jodi Lynn Anderson (Nov. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-8387-3). Gracie’s diary chronicles her family’s search for a safe place rumored to lie at the ends of the earth. Ages 8–12.

Somewhere There Is Still a Sun: A Memoir of the Holocaust by Michael Gruenbaum with Todd Hasak-Lowy (Aug. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-8486-3) depicts life in the Terezin concentration camp during the Holocaust. Ages 10–14.


Jeter Publishing scores Derek Jeter Presents A Night at the Stadium by Phil Bildner, illus. by Tom Booth (Nov. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2655-8), ages 4–8. The Unwanteds presents Island of Graves by Lisa McMann (Sept. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-9334-6), ages 8–12. And Tales from a Not-So-Perfect Pet Sitter by Rachel Renée Russell (Oct. 20, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5704-0) joins Dork Diaries, ages 9–13.


Sail Away by Langston Hughes, illus. by Ashley Bryan (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3085-2). Cut-paper collages illustrate poems celebrating the sea and its residents. Ages 4–8.

The Shadow Behind the Stars by Rebecca Hahn (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3571-0). A girl’s dark destiny could cause the unraveling of the world. Ages 12–up.


Click, Clack presents Click, Clack, Ho! Ho! Ho! by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Betsy Lewin (Sept. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-9673-6), ages 4–8. William Joyce’s The Guardians of Childhood welcomes Jack Frost (Oct. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-3043-3), ages 4–8. And The Shiloh Quartet continues with A Shiloh Christmas by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Sept. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4151-3), ages 8-12.

S&S/Beach Lane

Holey Moley by Lois Ehlert (Oct. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-9301-8). Mole, the underground protector of the garden, stars in this fact-filled adventure. Ages 4–8.

Is Mommy? by Victoria Chang, illus. by Marla Frazee (Nov. 3, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-0292-7), reveals that all toddlers love their mothers—no matter what. Ages 4–8.

Nanuk the Ice Bear by Jeanette Winter (Nov. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4667-9) provides a portrait of a real-life polar bear family. Ages 4–8.

Nellie Belle by Mem Fox, illus. by Mike Austin (Nov. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4169-9005-5), introduces a pup that has fun everywhere she goes. Ages 4–8.

The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk by Kabir Sehgal and Surishtha Sehgal, illus. by Jess Golden (Nov. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4831-4). This riff on “The Wheels on the Bus” is set on a three-wheeled taxi in India. Ages 4–8.

S&S/Little Simon

Rudolph Shines Again by Robert L. May, illus. by Antonio Javier Caparo (Sep. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 9781442474987). By helping strangers in need, Rudolph rediscovers his inner light and becomes a hero again. Ages 4–6.

An Invisible Thread Christmas Story by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski, illus. by Barry Root (Sep. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 9781481419307), is a follow-up to An Invisible Thread. Ages 4–8.

Board Book Reprints

Eloise and Friends (Aug. 25, board book, $7.99, ISBN 9781481451581) and Eloise at the Plaza (Aug. 25, board book, $7.99, ISBN 9781481451598) by Kay Thompson, illus. by Hilary Knight, ages 3–7.


Duddle Puck: The Puddle Duck by Karma Wilson, illus. by Marcellus Hall (Aug. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-4927-5). A plucky duck can do everything but quack. Ages 4–8.

MiNRS by Kevin Sylvester (Sept. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4039-4). Friends must find a way to survive in the mining tunnels after their new space colony is attacked. Ages 8–12.

Paper Hearts by Meg Wiviott (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3983-1). A homemade gift helps two girls at Auschwitz find hope, friendship, and the will to live. Ages 12–up.

The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow (Sept. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4271-8). Children of world leaders are held hostage, and if a war begins, they pay with their lives. Ages 14–up.

Traffick by Ellen Hopkins (Nov. 3, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-8287-6). Five teens victimized by sex trafficking find a new life in this companion to Tricks . Ages 14–up.


Mouseheart continues with Return of the Forgotten by Lisa Fiedler, illus. by Vivienne To (Oct. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2092-1), ages 8–12.

S&S/Simon Pulse

Diary of a Haunting by M. Verano (Aug. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3069-2). A teen records the strange events that occur after she moves into a haunted house. Ages 14–up.

Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young (Nov. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2300-7). After her mother dies, Audrey finds healing in a hotel full of secrets. Ages 14–up.

Violent Ends by Shaun David Hutchinson, Neal Shusterman, Cynthia Leitich Smith, et al. (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3745-5). Seventeen authors share the viewpoints of students affected by a school shooting. Ages 14–up.

Willful Machines by Tim Floreen, illus. by Jill Wachter (Oct. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3277-1). The closeted son of a conservative president must keep his romance secret while protecting himself from a sentient computer program that’s terrorizing the U.S. Ages 14–up.

A Field Party: Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines (Aug. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3885-8) launches a series about teens in a small Southern town. Ages 14–up.

Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti (Sept. 29, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4336-4). This series debut introduces six Californian teens with unusual powers. Ages 14–up.


Persuasion by Martina Boone (Oct. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-1125-7) is the second title in the Heirs of Watson Island trilogy, ages 14–up.

S&S/Simon Pulse/Mercury Ink


Michael Vey adds Storm of Lightning by Richard Paul Evans (Sept. 15, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4410-1), ages 12–up.

S&S/Simon Spotlight

A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles M. Schulz, adapted by Tina Gallo, illus. by Scott Jeralds (Sep. 22, paperback, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4432-3) is a storybook featuring glitter flocking, embossing, and foil on the cover. Ages 4–up.

Kung Fu Panda 3 Movie Novelization by Tracey West (Dec. 29, paperback, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4116-2) includes stills from the movie. Ages 8–12.

Peanuts Movie Novelization by Charles M. Schulz, adapted by Tracey West (Sep. 22, paperback, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4136-0), ties into the movie about Charlie Brown and gang. Ages 8–12.

Simon & Schuster/Wiseman

Color Dog by Matthew Van Fleet, photos by Brian Stanton (Aug. 25, novelty book, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4986-1), offers an interactive look at dogs and colors. Ages 2–5.

Please, Open This Book! by Adam Lehrhaupt, illus. by Matthew Forsythe (Oct. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-5071-4). Monkeys are trapped in the pages of this follow-up to Warning, Do Not Open This Book! Ages 4–8.

Bear and Squirrel Are Friends... Yes, Really! by Deb Pilutti (Sept. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2913-9). When Bear wakes up from hibernation, his friend Squirrel looks delicious, but Squirrel proposes a solution that helps them both. Ages 4–8.

Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev, illus. by Taeeun Yoo (Oct. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-1647-4). When the local Pet Club won’t admit a boy’s tiny pet elephant, he finds a solution. Ages 4–8.

Tucky Jo and Little Heart by Patricia Polacco (Aug. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-1584-2). A teenage soldier befriends a girl in this WWII tale, which is based on a true story. Ages 4–8.

Simply Read

The Almost Everything Book by Julie Morstad (Oct. 30, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-927018-68-2) captures a child’s imaginative vision of the world throughout a day. Ages 4–8.

Copycat by Stephanie Sim (Sept. 18, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-927018-76-7). This wordless picture book features a paper cat that wants to play like a real cat. Ages 4–8.

Slush Mountain by Bjørn Lie (Dec. 4, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-927018-82-8) follows a day in the life of residents of a mountain village, from skiing enthusiasts to bandits. Ages 4–8.

Thumbelina by Hans Christian Andersen, illus. by Kelly Vivanco (Oct. 9, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-927018-73-6). New paintings illustrate this retelling. Ages 6–9.

The Whalemaster by Michael Moniz (Oct. 16, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-927018-79-8). In this tale inspired by Moby-Dick, a harpooner and a boy face the rigors of life on a whaling vessel. Ages 9–12.


The Yoga Game presents The Yoga Game in the Garden by Kathy Beliveau (Aug. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-927018-71-2), ages 3–7. Murilla Gorilla returns in Murilla Gorilla and the Missing Mop by Jennifer Lloyd, illus. by Jacqui Lee (Oct. 16, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-927018-78-1), ages 4–8. And Tiny Tails issues Splash by Kallie George (Sept. 18, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-927018-77-4), ages 5–8.

Skyhorse/Sky Pony

Ava the Monster Slayer by Lisa Maggiore, illus. by Ross Felten (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63450-151-4). Can Ava face monsters lurking in the dark to rescue her stuffed toy? Ages 3–6.

Boo’s Beard by Rose Mannering, illus. by Bethany Straker (Oct. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63450-207-8). A new friend teaches Tom the meaning of facial expressions. Ages 3–6.

The Daring Prince Dashing by Marilou Reeder, illus. by Karl West (Nov. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63450-161-3). A daredevil prince meets his match at the royal ice cream social. Ages 3–6.

I Want to Eat Your Books by Karin Lefranc and Tyler Parker (Sept. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63450-172-9). A book-eating zombie raids the school library in this friendship tale. Ages 3–6.

No More Beige Food by Leanne Shirtliffe, illus. by Tina Kugler (Jan. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63450-180-4). Tired of bland and mushy meals, siblings ask neighbors to teach them how to cook different food. Ages 3–6.

Rudy’s New Human by Roxanna Elden, illus. by Ginger Seehafer (Jan. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63450-189-7). When a dog’s human parents bring home a newborn, the baby gets him in trouble and steals the spotlight. Ages 3–6.

Tough Cookie by Kate Louise, illus. by Grace Sandford (Nov. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63450-197-2). A gingerbread man baked without ginger mends his naughty ways. Ages 3–6.

Rick Brick and the Quest to Save Brickport: An Unofficial Lego Novel by Tamony Hall (Oct. 6, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-63450-149-1). An architect designs and builds a magnificent Lego structure to rejuvenate a troubled city. Ages 7–up.

A Blind Guide to Stinkville by Beth Vrabel (Oct. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63450-157-6). Feeling isolated by her albinism after moving to a new town, Alice is determined to prove her capabilities. Ages 8–12.

Dead Possums Are Fair Game by Taryn Souders (Nov. 3, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-63450-162-0). Ella’s love of science helps cure her math phobia. Ages 8–12.

The McVentures of Me, Morgan McFactoid: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow by Mark Waxman (Jan. 5, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-63450-148-4). An aspiring inventor becomes a celebrity when he accidentally concocts a hair-growth formula. Ages 8–12.

Playing Juliet by JoAnne Stewart Wetzel (Nov. 3, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-63450-183-5). Beth’s dream of playing the role of Juliet seems doomed when the children’s theater is slated to close. Ages 8–12.

The Fix by Natasha Sinel (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63450-167-5). A conversation with a boy who’s a recovering addict prompts Macy to reveal her dark secrets. Ages 12–up.

It’s a Wonderful Death by Sarah J. Schmitt (Oct. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63450-173-6). Accidentally collected by the Grim Reaper, a teen must replay three moments in her life to prove her future is worth saving. Ages 12–up.

The Wanderers by Kate Ormand (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63450-201-6) centers on a girl traveling with a circus starring orphans with secret shape-shifting abilities. Ages 12–up.


Lucy and the Magic Loom starts up with A Rainbow Loomer’s Adventure Story by Alice Downes (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-63450-137-8) and The Daring Rescue by Madeline Downest (Jan. 5, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-63450-215-3), ages 6–10. Bella Donna debuts with Coven Road by Ruth Symes, illus. by Marion Lindsay (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-63450-154-5), ages 7–10. Changed History welcomes Fantastic Fugitives: Criminals, Cutthroats, and Rebels Who Changed History (While on the Run!) by Brianna DuMont, illus. by Bethany Straker (Jan. 5, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63220-412-7), ages 9–12. And Herobrine Reborn adds Destruction of the Overworld: A Gameknight999 Adventure by Mark Cheverton (Nov. 3, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-0015-4), ages 9–up.

Sleeping Bear

Grandma’s Christmas Wish by Helen Foster James, illus. by Petra Brown (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-918-8). A grandmother describes all of the joys she and her grandchild will share during their Christmas celebration. Ages 2–5.

Little Kids’ Table by Mary Ann Riehle, illus. by Mary Uhles (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-913-3). Rowdy cousins dine at the kids’ table at Grandma’s house. Ages 5–8.

Leopold the Lion by Denise Brennan-Nelson, illus. by Ruth McNally Barshaw (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-828-0). After two kids find a missing circus lion and decide to keep him, they learn that healthy habits are crucial to keeping him happy. Ages 6–8.

The Nutcracker’s Night Before Christmas by Keith Brockett, illus. by Joseph Cowman (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-889-1). When mishaps jeopardize a children’s production of The Nutcracker on Christmas Eve, only Santa can save the show. Ages 6–8.

Zacktastic by Courtney Sheinmel (Aug. 1, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-934-8) begins a fantasy series about a boy who learns he’s a genie. Ages 8–10.

Promise by Judy Young (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-914-0). Kaden must cope with family challenges while learning about friendship, forgiveness, and trust. Ages 9–11.


Grandma’s Nursery Rhymes greets Itsy Bitsy Spider (Aug. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-607-1) and Old MacDonald (Aug. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-609-5), both illus. by Petra Brown, ages up to 3. Digger and Daisy are back in Digger and Daisy Star in a Play by Judy Young, illus. by Dana Sullivan (Sept. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-929-4), ages 4–5. Frog and Friends star in Frog and Friends Celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve by Eve Bunting, illus. by Jos Masse (Sept. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-897-6), ages 6–8. Stella Batts returns in Superstar by Courtney Sheinmel, illus. by Jennifer Bell (Aug. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-855-6), ages 7–up. Joining Science Alphabet is M Is for Money: An Economics Alphabet by Mike Shoulders and Debbie Shoulders, illus. by Marty Kelley (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-817-4), ages 8–11. And Stage Struck spotlights Showstopper by Lisa Fiedler and Anya Wallach (Sept. 1, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-925-6), ages 9–11.

Soho Teen

Jillian Cade: (Fake) Paranormal Investigator by Jen Klein (Sept. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-61695-434-5). Jillian is a private investigator of paranormal phenomena—which she doesn’t believe in. Ages 14–up.

Sourcebooks Fire

The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak (Aug. 4, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-1256-8). When she falls for a rock star, Stella must choose between her own happiness and that of her ill sister. Ages 12–17.

Did I Mention I Love You? by Estelle Maskame (Dec. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-3215-3). In this series debut, Eden visits her father’s new family and falls for her stepbrother. Ages 14–17.

Nothing Left to Burn by Patty Blount (Aug. 4, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-1329-9). A foster teen who falls for a fellow volunteer at a firehouse is suspected of arson. Ages 14–17.

The Sister Pact by Stacie Ramey (Nov. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-2097-6). When her sister breaks the suicide pact they made and kills herself, Allie struggles emotionally. Ages 14–17.

The Suffering by Rin Chupeco (Sept. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-2983-2). In this sequel to The Girl from the Well, Tark and Okiku discover the ruins of a forgotten city. Ages 14–17.

This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp (Jan. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-2246-8). High school students struggle to survive when an armed boy opens fire. Ages 14–17.

This Song Is (Not) for You by Laura Nowlin (Jan. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-0290-3). Ramona struggles to reconcile her romantic feelings for two bandmates. Ages 14–17.

Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins (Nov. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-2116-4). Love sparks when a boy from the 1920s arrives at Cass’s family beach claiming it’s his own. Ages 14–17.

What You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi (Aug. 4, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-0874-5). A teen struggles with grief, guilt, and single parenthood when his girlfriend dies after childbirth. Ages 14–17.

Your Voice Is All I Hear by Leah Scheier (Sept. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-1441-8). When her schizophrenic boyfriend becomes dangerous, how far will April go to protect him? Ages 14–17.


Smoked by Mari Mancusi (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4022-8464-9) concludes the Scorched trilogy, ages 12–17. H2O continues with The Storm by Virginia Bergin (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-2979-5), ages 14–17. And Night Sky continues with Wild Sky by Suzanne Brockmann and Melanie Brockmann (Oct. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-0484-6), ages 14–17.

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

Max the Brave by Ed Vere (Sept. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-1651-1). Max the kitten wants to chase mice—but he doesn’t know what a mouse looks like. Ages 3–6.

The Big Penguin Party: A Find Me If You Can Adventure by Christian Jeremies and Fabian Jeremies (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-2334-2). A penguin and a crocodile help Grandma find the items for her birthday party outfit. Ages 3–7.

Go Home Flash by Ruth Paul (Oct. 6, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-1523-1). In this follow-up to Bad Dog Flash, the puppy causes mischief as he follows his owners around town. Ages 3–7.

You Are My Merry by Marianne Richmond (Oct. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-2894-1) illuminates the priceless gift of spending Christmas with loved ones. Ages 4–8.

Dream on, Amber by Emma Shevah, illus. by Helen Crawford-White (Oct. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-2250-5). Amber uses her imagination to fill the void her father left when he abandoned the family. Ages 9–12.


Pippa Morgan’s Diary by Annie Kelsey, illus. by Kate Larsen (Dec. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-2328-1). Feeling lost, Pippa will do anything to get a cool girl’s attention, including telling outrageous lies. Ages 9–12.

The Secret Mission of William Tuck by Eric Pierpoint (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4022-8174-7). Two kids encounter dangerous spies when they embark on a quest to avenge the loss of family members during the Revolutionary War. Ages 9–12.

I Don’t Know How the Story Ends by J.B. Cheaney (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-0944-5). In WWI Hollywood, Isobel is roped into helping her movie-obsessed cousin Ranger on his quest to create the perfect film. Ages 10–13.

A Year in the Life of a Complete and Total Genius by Stacey Matson (Nov. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-2074-7). Arthur plans to become a famous novelist, but is struggling to come up with a good story. Ages 10–13.

Dear Opl by Shelley Sackier (Aug. 4, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-0859-2). When her blog becomes popular, a teen finds herself at the center of a health-food controversy. Ages 10–14.

Don’t Vote for Me by Krista Van Dolzer (Aug. 4, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-0941-4). A class president election pits band geek David against the most popular girl in school. Ages 10–14.

The Night Parade by Kathryn Tanquary (Jan. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-2324-3). A Japanese curse casts Sari into a dangerous spirit world. Ages 10–14.


My Life Is a Zoo offers How to Outfox Your Friends When You Don’t Have a Clue by Jess Keating (Oct. 2, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-1794-5), ages 9–12. Cupcake Club serves up Sweet Victory by Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk (Oct. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-2082-2), ages 9–12. Samantha Sutton returns in Samantha Sutton and the Temple of Traitors by Jordan Jacobs (Dec. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-2222-2), ages 10–12. And Model Undercover visits London by Carina Axelsson (Jan. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-2088-4), ages 10–14.

St. Martin’s Griffin

How to Be Brave by E. Katherine Kottaras (Nov. 3, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-07280-1). Reeling from her mother’s death, Georgia begins doing all the things she’s never had the courage to try. Ages 12–17.

Tell the Story to Its End by Simon Clark (Oct. 20, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-06675-6). A boy who’s sent to the country in the wake of a scandal finds a creature in the attic whose attention comes at a steep price. Ages 12–18.

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (Oct. 6, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-04955-1). This fantasy follows the triumphs and heartaches of Simon and Baz from Fangirl. Ages 13–18.

Dream Things True by Marie Marquardt (Sept. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-07045-6). In this modern-day Romeo and Juliet story, a wealthy Southern boy falls in love with an undocumented Mexican girl. Ages 13–18.

Instructions for the End of the World by Jamie Kain (Dec. 8, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-04786-1). Two sisters learn some things in life—love, loss, and self-discovery—you simply can’t prepare for. Ages 13–18.

The Making of a Navy SEAL: My Story of Surviving the Toughest Challenge and Training the Best by Brandon Webb and John David Mann (Aug. 25, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-06942-9) is a young readers’ adaptation of Webb’s story of overcoming adversity to become a Navy SEAL sniper. Ages 13–18.

Breakaway by Kat Spears (Sept. 15, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-06551-3). When four best friends begin to drift apart, what will it take to bring them back together? Ages 14–18.

Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn (Jan. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-07596-3). A teen with an open-door policy to her bedroom tries to salvage her reputation. Ages 14–18.

Romancing the Dark in the City of Light by Ann Jacobus (Oct. 6, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-06443-1). A troubled teen living in Paris is torn between two very different boys. Ages 14–18.

Sanctuary Bay by Laura Burns and Melinda Metz (Jan. 19, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-05136-3). Will Sarah’s elite prep school change her life or bring it to a sinister end? Ages 14–18.


Extraction wraps up with Evolution by Stephanie Diaz (Sept. 8, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-04126-5), ages 12–18. Jess Tennant Mysteries offers Hide and Seek by Jane Casey (Aug. 25, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-04067-1), ages 12–16. Amanda Hocking’s The Kanin Chronicles continues with Crystal Kingdom (Aug. 4, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-250-04988-9), ages 12–18. The Shadow Falls: After Dark trilogy by C.C. Hunter concludes with Unspoken (Oct. 27, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-250-06709-8), ages 12–18. And Fear Street by R.L. Stine welcomes The Lost Girl (Sept. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-05163-9), ages 14–18.

St. Martin’s/Thomas Dunne

The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore (Sept. 15, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-05865-2). Two teens from rival families of traveling performers fall in love. Ages 14–18.

Star Bright

Grandma Is a Slowpoke by Janet Halfmann, illus. by Michele Coxon (Sept. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-710-7; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-711-4). On a walk, a girl’s grandmother shares her knowledge of the creatures they encounter. Ages 3–7.

White Cat, Black Cat by Chiki Kikuchi (Sept. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-712-1; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-713-8) tells of two best friends who admire one another’s unique qualities. Ages 4–8.

Spook the Halloween Cat by Dean Norman (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-709-1). Two very different witches are preparing for the Halloween festivities. Ages 5–up.

City Birds by Dean Norman (Sept. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-708-4) is the tale of two falcon hatchlings atop a Cleveland skyscraper. Ages 7–up.


Jake stars in Jake’s Concert Horror (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-684-1), Jake’s Cooking Craze (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-685-8), and Jake’s Great Game (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-683-4) by Ken Spillman, illus. by Chris Nixon, ages 6–8.


Sloth Slept On by Frann Preston-Gannon (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1611-6). When kids find an animal napping in the yard, they discover what it is and where it belongs. Ages 3–5.

Woo Who? by Smriti Prasadam-Halls, illus. by Sebastien Braun (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1685-7), follows a little owl through his busy day. Ages 3–5.

Goodnight Songs: A Celebration of the Seasons by Margaret Wise Brown (Aug. 4, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-0447-2) features art by 12 illustrators, including Floyd Cooper, Peter Brown, David Small, Molly Idle, and Bob Staake. Ages 3–6.

This Old Van by Kim Norman, illus. by Carolyn Digby Conahan (Aug. 4, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1063-3). In this spin on the counting song, a van passes various vehicles. Ages 3–7.

Over the River & Through the Wood: A Holiday Adventure by Linda Ashman, illus. by Kim Smith (Oct. 6, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1024-4). A multiracial family dodges various obstacles to get to their grandparents’ house for a holiday dinner. Ages 3–up.

Your Alien by Tammi Sauer, illus. by Goro Fujita (Aug. 4, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1129-6). A boy tries to figure out what his new alien friend really needs. Ages 3–up.

Elwood Bigfoot: Wanted: Birdie Friends! by Jill Esbaum, illus. by Nate Wragg (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-0879-1). A lonely boy finally discovers how to make friends with birds. Ages 4–7.

Mind Your Monsters by Catherine Bailey, illus. by Oriol Vidal (Aug. 4, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1103-6). What happens when unruly monsters invade Wally’s peaceful town? Ages 4–8.

Monster Trouble! by Lane Fredrickson, illus. by Michael Robertson (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1345-0). Every night, boisterous monsters sneak into Winifred’s room. Ages 4–8.

Me and My Cat by Ekaterina Trukhan (Aug. 4, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1612-3) is the story of a girl and her best friend: her cat. Ages 4–up.

Patrick Wants a Dog! by Ekaterina Trukhan (Aug. 4, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1613-0). Searching for the perfect dog, Patrick finds a monster instead. Ages 4–up.

Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast by Josh Funk, illus. by Brendan Kearney (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1404-4). Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast have a beautiful friendship—until they discover that there’s only one drop of maple syrup left. Ages 5–up.

The Twelve Days of Christmas in Canada by Ellen Warwick, illus. by Kim Smith (Oct. 6, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1431-0). Cousins take a holiday trip across Canada. Ages 5–up.

Animal Atlas: A Voyage of Discovery for Young Zoologists by Tomás Tuma (Oct. 6, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1742-7) compiles trivia about animals around the world. Ages 6–8.

Frozen Wild: How Animals Survive in the Coldest Places on Earth by Jim Arnosky (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1025-1) examines the winter lives of animals. Ages 6–10.

Zack Delacruz: Me and My Big Mouth by Jeff Anderson (Aug. 4, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1499-0). Zack is partnered with the school bully to fund-raise for the class dance. Ages 9–13.


Who’s That? welcomes Arctic Animals (Oct. 6, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1227-9) and When I Grow Up (Oct. 6, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1228-6) by Tad Carpenter, ages up to 3. New Busy Books by Rebecca Finn are Busy Airport (Aug. 4, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1732-8), Busy Builders (Aug. 4, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1733-5), Busy Garage (Aug. 4, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1734-2), and Busy Railroad (Aug. 4, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1735-9), ages 1–up. And I Explore issues The Airport (Aug. 4, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1495-2) and Digging for Dinosaurs (Aug. 4, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1501-0) by Mike Goldsmith, illus. by Kate Daubney, ages 2–5.

Joining Snuggle Time Stories is Love Is a Magical Feeling by David Bedford, illus. by John Butler (Jan. 5, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1684-0), ages 3–5. HideAway Pets gains HideAway Hedgehog and the Magical Rainbow by Lisa McCue (Aug. 4, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1602-4), ages 3–7. The Twelve Days of Christmas in America presents The Twelve Days of Christmas in New England by Toni Buzzeo, illus. by Liza Woodruff (Oct. 6, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1492-1), ages 5–up. Fact or Fib? adds A Challenging Game of True or False Vol. 3(Nov. 3, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1588-1) and Vol. 4 (Nov. 3, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1589-8) by Kathy Furgang, ages 8–up. And Monstergami: Paper Folding for Your Inner Monster by Duy Nguyen (Sept. 1, spiral bound, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1439-6) is a new Sterling Children’s Origami title, ages 8–up.


Build! A Knight’s Castle: Paper Toy Archaeology by Annalie Seaman (Oct. 20, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-61212-651-7). This interactive puzzle-in-a-book offers a pop-out castle. Ages 7–up.

Studio Fun

Time for Bed! A Lift-the-Flap Counting Book by Lisa McCue (Nov. 3, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3337-6). Sleepy forest animals get ready for bed. Ages 2–5.


Sesame Street offers Let’s Go Potty, Elmo! (Oct. 30, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3517-2), ages 1–5. Thomas & Friends issues Here Comes Thomas! (Sept. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3226-3), ages 2–4. Sliding Surprise Books issues PAW Patrol: Pups Save the Day (Aug. 25, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3558-5), ages 2–5. Disney Frozen is a new Music Player Storybook (Aug. 11, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3490-8), ages 2–5. Joining Lift-the Flaps are Fisher-Price Little People Let’s Imagine at the Zoo/Imaginemos el Zoologico by Matt Mitter (Sept. 15, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3559-2), ages 2–5; Fisher-Price Little People Let’s Imagine at the Farm/Imaginemos la Granja (Sept. 15, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3560-8), ages 2–6; and Lift-the-Flap Nativity by Allia Zobel-Nolan, illus. by Trace Moroney (Sept. 22, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3527-1), ages 3–5. And Disney Princess gains To Be a Princess: Storytime Pop-Ups by Lori Froeb (Sept. 22, pop-up book, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3507-3), ages 3–5.

Disney•Pixar The Good Dinosaur tie-ins by Froeb are The Good Dinosaur (Sept. 29, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3509-7) and The Good Dinosaur: Plush Pal (Sept. 29, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3104-4), ages 3–5. Disney Princess: Part of Your World by Froeb (Sept. 1, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3291-1) joins Spin Arounds, ages 3–5. New Disney Frozen titles are Froeb’s Christmas Magic (Sept. 22, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3501-1), ages 3–6; and Do You Want to Build an Olaf? Storybook & Snowman Kit (Sept. 8, paper, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3502-8), ages 3–8. Thomas & Friends issues Best Day Ever! by Thea Feldman (Oct. 20, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3512-7), ages 3–6. Barbie stars in Barbie Fall Movie Sliding Tab Book (Sept. 8, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3529-5), ages 3–6. New Fisher Price Lift the Flaps by Froeb are Fisher-Price Little People Christmastime Is Here (Sept. 22, lift-the-flap book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3534-9) and Fisher-Price Little People Valentine’s Day Is Here (Dec. 8, lift-the-flap book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3535-6), ages 3–6. And Hidden Stories greets Disney Palace Pets: Adventure Tales (Aug. 25, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3504-2), ages 3–6.

Pop & Play adds The Most Holy Night by Froeb, illus. by Miki Sakamoto (Sept. 22, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3239-3), ages 3–6. Movie Theater presents Hello Kitty Movie Theater Storybook & Movie Projector by Thea Feldman (Sept. 29, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3510-3), ages 3–6; and Star Wars Movie Theater Storybook & Lightsaber Projector (Aug. 25, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3494-6), ages 4–8. Mix & Match picks up Star Wars (Dec. 18, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3533-2), ages 5–7. ASPCA Rescue Readers offers I Am Picasso by Froeb, illus. by Debra Melman (Oct. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3515-8; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3514-1), ages 5–8. ASPCA Pet Rescue Club releases ASPCA Pet Rescue Club: Too Big to Run by Catherine Hapka (Oct. 6, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3453-3), ages 6–8; and Too Big to Run by Thea Feldman (Oct. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3513-4), ages 6–9. And Star Wars issues The Power of the Dark Side (Sept. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3532-5) and Ships of the Galaxy by Benjamin Harper (Sept. 4, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-3477-9), ages 6–9.


0-20 by David Hawcock (Nov. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-85707-898-5) is a counting book featuring pop-up numbers against colored backgrounds. Ages 3–5.


8 Ways to Draw an Elephant by Paola Ferrarotti (Nov. 10, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-93-83145-26-3). This art activity book showcasing the Indian elephant introduces children to a variety of Indian art traditions. Ages 4–8.

I Like Cats by Anushka Ravishankar (Oct. 13, hardcover, $30, ISBN 978-9-3831452-8-7) showcases folk-art cats from India. Ages 6–up.

Tree Matters by Gita Wolf and V. Geetha, illus. by Gangu Bai (Nov. 10, hardcover, $17.50, ISBN 978-93-83145-23-2), explores the Bhil tribe of Central India’s relationship with the natural world. Ages 8–12.


Kay Nielsen: East of the Sun and West of the Moon, ed. by Noel Daniel (Aug. 15, hardcover, $39.99, ISBN 978-3-8365-3229-7). A special centenary reproduction of Danish artist Nielsen’s Art Nouveau version of the Norwegian folktale. Ages 5–12.


Grandma’s House by Alice Melvin (Sept. 8, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-84976-222-9). Readers explore Grandma’s house through die-cuts and foldouts. Ages 3–7.

Stanley’s Plan: The Birthday Surprise by Ruth Green (Oct. 6, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-84976-305-9) introduces Stanley, a friendly, hungry dog trying to reach a pie off the kitchen shelf. Ages 3–7.

100 Coloring Book, illus. by Dominika Lipniewska (Oct. 6, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-84976-381-3). Each spread offers 100 outline drawings of beasts and birds or buildings old and new, varieties of vehicles or yummy things to eat, distinctly diverse insects or all kinds of plants. Ages 3–up.

Tiz and Ott’s Big Draw by Bridget Marzo (Oct. 6, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-84976-310-3). Tiz and Ott draw their way into an adventure and then back home again. Ages 4–8.

The Little Factory of Illustration, illus. by Florie Saint-Val, trans. by Sarah Ardizzone, (Oct. 6, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-84976-246-5). In this activity book the Artful Sketcher takes readers on an exclusive tour of the Little Factory of Illustration. Ages 5–9.


Felicity the Dragon by Ruthie Briggs-Greenberg (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-63076-062-5). Small and “different” dragon Felicity keeps to herself until a boy falls into the castle moat and she tries to help save him. Ages 3–7.

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


Long Term Ecological Research gains 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.

Text Publishing

Queen of the Night by Leanne Hall (Nov. 10, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-921758-64-5) is the sequel to urban fantasy This Is Shyness. Ages 14–up.

The True Story of Spit MacPhee by James Aldridge, intro. by Phillip Gwynne (Oct. 13, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-922182-07-4), is a classic Australian tale about a newly orphaned boy who becomes the subject of a court case that polarizes his town. Ages 14–up.


Joining the A Jack Mason Adventure series by Darrell Pitt are The Broken Sun (Sept. 15, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-922182-16-6) and The Monster Within (Dec. 15, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-922182-87-6), ages 8–12. And Billionaire picks up The House of Puzzles by Richard Newsome (Sept. 15, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-922147-30-1), ages 8–13.

Thames & Hudson

The Sleeping Beauty Theatre by Su Blackwell and Corina Fletcher (Dec. 8, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65054-7) features a theatre within a book where children can stage their own productions of Sleeping Beauty with paper cutouts Ages 6–11.

Fashion Rebel Outfit Maker: Mix and Mismatch Styles by Louise Scott-Smith and Georgia Vaux (Sept. 8, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65045-5) is a fashion workbook that encourages young fashionistas to express their creativity with outrageous outfits Ages 8–12.

Genius! The Most Astonishing Inventions of All Time by Deborah Kespert (Aug. 11, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65043-1) looks at the lives and ideas of such great inventors as da Vinci, Gutenberg, and the Wright Brothers. Ages 9–12.

Thomas Nelson

The Golden Braid by Melanie Dickerson (Nov. 17, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7180-2626-4). A knight teaches Rapunzel to read in this rendition of the fairy tale. Ages 13–up.

Tiger Tales

Pumpkin Party! by Maudie Powell-Tuck, illus. by Gill Guile (Sept. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-206-6). Owl, Fox, Mouse, and other friends celebrate Halloween by dancing, bobbing for apples, and trick-or-treating in pumpkin costumes. Ages 2–5.

Ten Tiny Gingerbread Men, illus. by Ruth Galloway (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-470-1). Gingerbread men count down from 10 to 1 in this peek-through counting book. Ages 2–5.

Under the Sleepy Stars by Stephanie Shaw, illus. by Rebecca Harry (Sept. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-204-2). As night turns to dawn, Owlet feels snug and warm as his mama cuddles him in their nest. Ages 2–5.

Waiting for Santa by Steve Metzger, illus. by Alison Edgson (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-199-1). Badger needs some convincing that Santa will appear on Christmas Eve. Ages 2–5.

Bear Can’t Sleep! by Marni McGee, illus. by Sean Julian (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-189-2). Winter is coming, and Patch the hare figures out why Bear can’t get to sleep. Ages 3–7.

Fish on a Dish! by Jack Tickle (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-191-5). Hungry penguins try to catch a fish. Ages 3–7.

Katie McGinty Wants a Pet! by Jenna Harrington, illus. by Finn Simpson (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-192-2). Katie wants an unusual pet and she has the perfect plan for taking care of it. Ages 3–7.

More! by Tracey Corderoy, illus. by Tim Warnes (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-193-9). Otto, who loves to do everything BIG, discovers that more can sometimes be too much. Ages 3–7.

Mouse So Small by Angela McAllister, illus. by Caroline Pedler (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-194-6). Bear’s friend Molly decides to gather food for him—a tricky task for a small mouse. Ages 3–7.

My Favorite Christmas Stories (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-200-0) spotlights five holiday stories. Ages 3–7.

No More Cuddles! by Jane Chapman (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-195-3). Even though Barry loves hugs from the other animals, sometimes he just wants to be left alone. Ages 3–7.

One Snowy Rescue by M. Christina Butler, illus. by Tina Macnaughton (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-196-0). After checking on his friend during a big snowfall, Little Hedgehog ends up needing an assist. Ages 3–7.

Pirates in Pajamas by Caroline Crowe, illus. by Tim Knight (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-190-8). The fun-loving pirates on board the Leaky Parrot love to wear pajamas. Ages 3–7.

Poo in the Zoo! by Steve Smallman, illus. by Ada Grey (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-197-7). Bob McGrew, the head keeper at the zoo, loves his job—except when he has to clean up the cages. Ages 3–7.

’Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, illus. by Mark Marshall (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-198-4), is an illustrated edition of the classic poem. Ages 3–7.


New Little Snappers titles by Jonathan Litton, illus. by Kasia Nowowiejska, are Peek-Through Forest (Sept. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-508-7) and Peek-Through Jungle (Sept. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-504-9), ages 2–5. My First adds Noisy Dinosaurs by Jonathan Litton (Sept. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-207-3), ages 2–5. My Little World gains Boo! by Jonathan Litton (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-501-8) and I Like to Squeak! How Do You Speak? (Sept. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-505-6) by Jonathan Litton, illus. by Fhiona Galloway; One Two, Baa Moo (Sept. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-507-0); and Red Car, Blue Car (Sept. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-506-3) by Jonathan Litton, illus. by Lisa Verrall, ages 2–5. Amazing Changing Pictures! by Patricia Hegarty and Tom Truong greets Bear’s Truck Is Stuck! (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-001-3) and Who’s There? Beware! (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-000-6), ages 3–7. And Pet Rescue Adventures by Holly Webb, illus. by Sophy Williams, presents The Kitten Nobody Wanted (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-182-3; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-463-3), Harry the Homeless Puppy (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-474-9), Jessie the Lonely Puppy (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-473-2), and Lost in the Snow (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-58925-472-5), ages 7–12.

Tilbury House

The Lemonade Hurricane: A Story of Mindfulness and Meditation by Licia Morelli, illus. by Jennifer Morris (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-396-0). Emma tries to teach her rambunctious little brother how to be still and rest. Ages 6–11.

The Secret Bay by Ridley Kimberly, illus. by Rebekah Raye (Oct. 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-433-2), offers a look at the life forms teeming in estuaries—areas where river meets sea and fresh water mixes with salt. Ages 6–11.

Luigi and the Barefoot Races by Dan Paley, illus. by Aaron Boyd (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-397-7). Luigi, the best runner on Regent Street in Philadelphia, faces a serious opponent one summer evening. Ages 6–12.

I Am Coyote by (Nov. 13, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-466-0). Coyote is three years old when she leaves her family in Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario and embarks on a 500-mile odyssey in search of a territory of her own and a mate to share it with. Ages 10–14.


History in 50 introduces A History of Civilization in 50 Disasters by Gale Eaton (Oct. 15, hardcover, $22.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-383-0) and A History of Travel in 50 Vehicles by Paula Grey (Oct. 16, hardcover, $22.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-399-1), ages 12–up.

Time For Kids

Animal Adventures 3D, photos by David Klutho (Oct. 13, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-61893-145-0), serves up 100 large-scale photos of animals in action. Ages 8–up.

Big Book of Answers: 1,001 Facts Kids Want to Know (Oct. 6, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-61893-150-4) features the 500 most popular questions from the Big Books of Who, What, Why, When and Where. Ages 8–up.

Time Inc.

Discovery Spaceopedia: The Complete Guide to Everything Space (Oct. 13, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-61893-407-9) is filled with facts, stats, NASA photos, and profiles of astronauts and scientists such as Neil Armstrong, Edwin Hubble, and Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Ages 6–up.

Animal Planet Animals: A Visual Encyclopedia (Sept. 22, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-61893-153-5). A comprehensive look at the major animal groups, highlighting their unique but also relatable behavior. Ages 8–up.

Time Inc./Sports Illustrated

My First Book of Football: A Rookie Book (Aug. 25, hardcover, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-61893-151-1) launches a new series that explains sports basics to very young fans. Ages 3–up.


Top 10 adds Face-Off: Top 10 Lists of Everything in Hockey (Sept. 29, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-61893-146-7), ages 8–up.


Little Nemo’s Big New Dreams: A TOON Graphic, ed. by Josh O’Neill, Andrew Carl, and Chris Stevens; foreword by Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-935179-87-0). This anthology is adapted from the broad-sheet edition Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream and contains 30 cartoonists’ original dreamlands inspired by Winsor McCay’s legendary comic strip Little Nemo in Slumberland. Ages 12–up.


New Toon Level 3 titles are Flop to the Top! by Eleanor Davis and Drew Weing (Sept. 15, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-935179-89-4); and Written and Drawn by Henrietta by Liniers (Sept. 29, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-935179-90-0), ages 5–up. Joining Toon Graphics are Windmill Dragons: A Leah and Alan Adventure, illus. by David Nytra (Sept. 8, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-935179-88-7); and The Suspended Castle: A Philemon Adventure, trans. by Richard Kutner, illus. by Fred (Oct. 6, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-935179-86-3, ages 8–up; and Little Nemo’s Big New Dreams by Josh O’Neill (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-935179-87-0), ages 12–up.

Series in Spanish

Toon Level 3 offers Escrito y dibujado por Enriqueta (Written and Drawn by Henrietta) by Liniers (Sept. 29, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-935179-91-7), ages 5–up.

Tor/Tor Teen

Fathomless by Anne M. Pillsworth (Oct. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-3590-6). In the follow-up to Summoned, Sean dips even further into his magical destiny, under a proper teacher. Ages 13–18.

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard (Jan. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-7928-3) is a fantasy featuring Safiya, a Truthwitch with powers to discern truth from lie. Ages 13–18.


Arkwell Academy concludes with The Nightmare Charade by Mindee Arnett (Aug. 4, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-3335-3), ages 13–18. The Goddess War wraps up with Ungodly: A Novel by Kendare Blake (Sept. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-3445-9), ages 13–18.


Crocs at Work by Robert Heidbreder, illus. by Rae Mate (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-926890-04-3), imagines what silly crocodiles get up to when they go to work. Ages 3–7.

The Golden Touch by Glen Huser and Giannis Georgantelis, illus. by Phillippe Beha (Nov. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-896580-73-9), is a picture book of the opera based on the Greek myth of King Midas; comes with CD narrated by actor Terry Jones. Ages 5–11.

The Blue Vase by Katarina Jovanovic, illus. by Josee Bisaillon (Oct. 1, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-896580-91-3). Sonia falls prey to bullying when a neighbor offers to keep a secret “for a price.” Ages 7–10.


The Boy with Two Heads by Andy Mulligan (Oct. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-552-57347-4). When 11-year-old Richard wakes up with another head growing out of his neck, his life is turned upside down. Ages 9–11.


The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Little Mermaid by Abie Longstaff, illus. by Lauren Beard (Nov. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-552-57054-1), is new to The Fairytale Hairdresser, ages 3–5. The Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell rolls along with The Doombringer: Second Book of Cade (Oct. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-552-56758-9), ages 9–11.

Transworld/Red Fox

The Little Fire Engine (Dec. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-78295-282-4) and The Little Horse Bus (Dec. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-78295-283-1) by Graham Greene, illus. by Edward Ardizzone, are reissues featuring busy “underdog” vehicles and the big jobs they do for people in town. Ages 3–5.

Triangle Square

Counting on Community by Innosanto Nagara (Sept. 15, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-60980-632-3). While counting up from one stuffed piñata to 10 hefty hens, children are encouraged to recognize the value of their community. Ages 3–7.

Adam and Thomas by Aharon Appelfeld, trans. by Jeffrey Green, illus. by Philippe Dumas (Oct. 6, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-60980-634-7), tells the story of two nine-year-old Jewish boys who survive World War II by banding together in the forest. Ages 8–12.

Come On, Sing It! The Story of Pete Seeger by Meryl Danziger, contributions by Peter Seeger (Nov. 3, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60980-655-2) is a middle-grade biography of the renowned folk-singer, musician, and activist. Ages 8–12.


For Young People gains 1493 for Young People: From Columbus’s Voyage to Globalization by Charles Mann, adapted by Rebecca Stefoff (Aug. 4, paper, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-60980-663-7), ages 12–up.


At Nanny’s House by Susan Pynn Taylor, illus. by David Sturge (Aug. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-77103-049-6). A girl has adventures exploring the nooks and crannies at her grandmother’s house. Ages 4–8.

A Moose Goes a-Mummering by Lisa Dalrymple, illus. by David Sturge (Aug. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-77103-050-2). In this Newfoundland version of “Twelve Days of Christmas,” Chris Moose loves to go mummering. Ages 4–8.


When Santa Was a Baby by Linda Bailey, illus. by Geneviève Godbout (Oct. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77049-556-2), offers a tongue-in-cheek look at Santa’s formative years as a jolly, one-of-a-kind kid. Ages 3–7.

Miss Moon: Wise Words from a Dog Governess by Janet Hill (Jan. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-101-91793-0). Miss Wilhelmina Moon, dog governess, imparts important lessons to 67 dogs of all shapes and sizes. Ages 4–8.

Over-Scheduled Andrew by Ashley Spires (Jan. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77049-484-8) stars an overly enthusiastic young chickadee that takes on too much. Ages 4–8.

Sonya’s Chickens by Phoebe Wahl (Aug. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77049-789-4). When a fox steals one of her hens, Sonya learns about the loss and the circle of life. Ages 4–8.

Clean Sweep! Frank Zamboni’s Ice Machine by Monica Kulling, illus. by Renné Benoit (Jan. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77049-795-5), introduces Frank Zamboni, whose determination and persistence led to his invention of the now-famous Zamboni ice-resurfacing machine. Ages 5–8.

Bug in a Vacuum by Mélanie Watt (Aug. 25, hardcover, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-77049-645-3). A bug flies through an open door into a house, gets sucked into the void of a vacuum bag, and goes through the five stages of grief. Ages 5–9.

The Good Little Book by Kyo Maclear, illus. by Marion Arbona (Aug. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77049-451-0), delivers a fable about a bad boy who meets a good book that becomes his loyal companion. Ages 5–9.

The Adventures of Miss Petitfour by Anne Michaels (Nov. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77049-500-5) chronicles the adventures of an eccentric heroine and her 16 cats who travel via flying tablecloth. Ages 6–9.

Hockey Hero by Zachary Hyman, illus. by Zachary Pullen (Oct. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77049-630-9). Tommy goes from timid observer to essential player on the team. Ages 6–9.

Today Is the Day by Eric Walters, illus. by Eugenie Fernandes (Oct. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77049-648-4). Based on true events, new arrivals at a Kenyan orphanage are feted by a special “birthday” created especially for them. Ages 6–9.

Seven Dead Pirates by Linda Bailey (Sept. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77049-815-0). A shy boy finds his voice when the ghosts of seven dead pirates appear in his bedroom. Ages 8–12.

Speak a Word for Freedom: Women Against Slavery by Janet Willen and Marjorie Gann (Sept. 8, hardcover, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-77049-651-4) profiles 14 female abolitionists. Ages 12–up.

Heartache and Other Natural Shocks by Glenda Leznoff (Oct. 13, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77049-836-5) is told from the alternating voices of two teenage girls who compete for a role in the school production of Hamlet and for the same local bad boy. Ages 14–up.


Great Ideas adds To the Rescue! Garrett Morgan Underground by Monica Kulling, illus. by David Parkins (Jan. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77049-520-3), ages 5–8. Every continues with Every Word by Ellie Marney (Sept. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77049-775-7), ages 14–up.


The Cambodian Dancer: Sophany’s Gift of Hope by Daryn Reicherter, illus. by Christy Hale, trans. by Bophal Penh (Nov. 10, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-8048-4516-8), is the true story of a Cambodian refugee—a dancer and teacher—who built a life in the U.S. after fleeing the Khmer Rouge. Ages 5–8.

All About the Philippines: Stories, Songs, Crafts and Games for Kids by Gidget Roceles Jimenez, illus. by Corazon Dandan-Albano (Oct. 13, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8048-4072-9), features facts and activities centered on Filipino culture, history, and daily life. Ages 8–12.

Once Upon a Time in Japan, trans. by Roger Pulvers and Juliet Carpenter (Sept. 22, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-4-8053-1359-6), presents eight stories from the NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation’s radio series Once Upon a Time in Japan. Packaged with a read-aloud CD. Ages 9–12.

In Real Life by Lawrence Tabak (Oct. 13, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-8048-4628-8). Fifteen-year-old math prodigy Seth Gordon is invited to be a pro video game player in Korea. Ages 12–16.

Udon Entertainment


Manga Classics welcomes The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (Oct. 12, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-927925-60-7; paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-927925-61-4), Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, (Oct. 12, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-927925-64-5; paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-927925-65-2), and Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, (Oct. 12, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-927925-62-1; paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-927925-63-8), all edited and adapted by Stacy King, ages 14–up.

Ulysses Press

The Unofficial Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Companion: The Norse Heroes, Monsters and Myths Behind the Hit Series by Peter Aperlo (Sept. 15, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-61243-482-7) provides background facts and stories surrounding the forthcoming Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series by Rick Riordan. Ages 8–up.

Univ. of Minnesota

Isabelle Day Refuses to Die of a Broken Heart by Jane St. Anthony (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-8166-9799-1). Eighth-grader Isabelle, whose father has died, moves from Milwaukee to Minneapolis with her mother, and tries to escape her grief. Ages 10–up.


Buzzy Bee’s Birthday Party Board Book (Oct. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-927262-30-6) and Buzzy Bee’s Food Shapes Board Book (Oct. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-927262-31-3) by Joy Cowley, illus. by Richard Hoit, are two concept titles. Up to age 5.

Wayne State Univ.


Series in Fairy-Tale Studies expands with Feathers, Paws, Fins, and Claws: Fairy-Tale Beasts, ed. by Christine A. Jones and Jennifer Schacker (Sept. 14, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-8143-4069-1), ages 8–15.

White Star Kids

Dining with...Monsters! A Disgusting Way to Count to 10! illus. by Agnese Baruzzi (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-88-544-0953-8), features 10 monsters and their meals of choice. Ages 3–up.

Curious Creatures: A Mix and Match Book, illus. by Agnese Baruzzi (Oct. 6, spiral bound, $14.95, ISBN 978-88-544-0952-1). Readers can turn the different sections of the pages to mix-and-match heads, bodies, and legs to create silly new animals. Ages 5–up.

Spooky Kitchen: Stories and Recipes for Little Monsters, illus.

by Fabiana Attanasio (Sept. 1, spiral bound, $19.95, ISBN 978-88-544-0906-4), features spooky tales and easy-to-make recipes for Halloween treats. Ages 5–up.

Wisdom Tales

(Dist. by NBN)

The Green Musician by Mahvash Shahegh, illus. by Claire Ewart (Aug. 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-937786-42-7). Barbad the musician will stop at nothing to achieve his dream of playing before the king. Ages 4–8.

The Hunter’s Promise: An Abenaki Tale by Joseph Bruchac, illus. by Bill Farnsworth (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-937786-43-4). A traditional tale set in the forests of New England, about a hunter and a magic spell that makes him forget his family. Ages 4–8.

Princess Rosie’s Rainbows by Bette Killion, illus. by Kim Jacobs (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-937786-44-1). Princess Rosie searches for what will truly make her happy. Ages 4–8.

Saint Anthony the Great by John Chryssavgis and Marilyn Rouvelas, illus. by Isabelle Brent (Dec. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-937786-46-5), offers the story of Saint Anthony the Great, the father of Christian monasticism. Ages 4–8.

Whispers of the Wolf by Pauline Ts’o (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-937786-45-8). Two Birds finds an abandoned wolf pup and nurtures it to health among his Pueblo people. Ages 4–8.

Woodbine House

Blue Skies for Lupe by Linda Kurtz Kingsley (Aug. 17, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60613-271-5). Lupe and her mother immigrate to America to get help for Lupe, who has a physical disability. Ages 4–8.


Welcome to the Symphony: A Musical Exploration of the Orchestra Using Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 by Carolyn Sloan, illus. by James Williamson (Oct. 20, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-7611-7647-3), provides a close-up look at the world of the orchestra. Ages 4–8.

Cabinet of Curiosities: Collecting and Understanding the Wonders of the Natural World by Gordon Grice (Sept. 22, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-7611-6927-7) explores the concept of “cabinets of curiosities” and the natural world. Ages 8–up.

How to Tell a Story: 1 Book + 20 Story Blocks = A Million Adventures by Daniel Nayeri, illus. by Brian Won (Oct. 6, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-7611-8457-7) contains story prompts, games, and 20 illustrated cubes, the building blocks for stories. Ages 9–14.

Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods: 20 Chilling Tales from the Wilderness by Hal Johnson, illus. by Tom Mead (Aug. 25, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-7611-8461-4), collects 20 spooky tales. Ages 9–up.

The Totally Irresponsible Science Kit: 18 Daring Experiments for Young Scientists by Sean Connolly (Sept. 8, paper, $22.95, ISBN 978-0-7611-8178-1) contains step-by-step instructions, packaged with four instruments. Ages 9–up.


Fight Like a Girl: 50 Feminists Who Changed the World by Laura Barcella (Jan. 5, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-936976-96-6) introduces readers to the history of feminist activism in the U.S. Ages 10-up.

Last of the Giants: The Rise and Fall of the World’s Largest Animals by Jeff Campbell (Dec. 1, paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-942186-04-5) provides a portrait of the earth and its creatures more than 40,000 years ago. Ages 12–up.

Whoppers: History’s Most Outrageous Lies and Liars by Christine Seifert (Sept. 1, paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-936976-98-0). A history of the world’s greatest liars and the lies they told. Ages 12–up.

Prison Island: A Graphic Memoir by Colleen Frakes (Sept. 1, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-942186-02-1) This graphic memoir tells the story of a typical girl growing up in an atypical environment: McNeil Island, the last prison island in the U.S. Ages 14–up.

UnSlut: A Diary and a Memoir by Emily Lindin (Dec. 29, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-942186-00-7). Emily was branded a “slut” by her classmates at age 11; this book presents her diary from that time as well as her reflections today, shedding light on the issue of sexual bullying, slut-shaming, and the murky mores of sexual development. Ages 14–up.


The Looney Experiment by Luke Reynolds (Aug. 4, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-310-74642-3) follows a boy’s journey through bullying, first love, and learning the meaning of courage. Ages 11–14.

Curio by Evangeline Denmark (Jan. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-310-72966-2). Will an old curio cabinet provide the key to saving Grey’s best friend and ending an evil regime? Ages 15–up.

Never Said by Carol Lynch Williams (Aug. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-310-74661-4). When her sister begins to withdraw, Sarah uncovers a secret that changes their relationship. Ages 15–up.


Shades of Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-310-74235-7) is a new Doon novel, ages 15–up.