Gallopade International


Bluffton Books presents Wild Things in the Classroom by Carole Marsh, illus. by Geraldine Csapek (Aug. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-635-12107-3), ages 5–10. Around the World 80 moves on with The Mystery at Machu Picchu: Lost City of the Incas, Peru (Aug. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-635-12439-5), ages 8–12. And Real Kids! Real Places! gains Mystery at Plymouth Rock by Carole Marsh (Aug. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-635-12425-8), ages 8–12.


If I Was a Banana by Alexandra Tylee, illus. by Kieran Rynhart (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-033-1), offers a child’s-eye view of the wonder of the everyday. Ages 3–5.

That’s Not a Hippopotamus! by Juliette MacIver, illus. by Sarah Davis (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-927271-96-4). A class trip to the zoo turns into a madcap hunt for a missing hippo. Ages 3–5.

Don’t Cross the Line! by Isabel Minhos Martins, illus. by Bernardo Carvalho (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-074-4). In this tale touching on dictatorship and peaceful revolution, if no one’s allowed onto the next page, what will happen to the story? Ages 5–8.

Life According to Dani by Rose Lagercrantz, illus. by Eva Eriksson (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-070-6). Dani returns in this addition to the chapter-book sequence that began with My Happy Life. Ages 5–8.

Bicycling to the Moon by Timo Parvela, illus. by Virpi Talvitie (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-031-7). Two very different housemates, a cat and dog, make their friendship work. Ages 6–10.

What Dog Knows by Sylvia Vanden Heede, illus. by Marije Tolman (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-036-2). Fact and fiction mesh in this tale of two cousins, one a wolf, the other a dog. Ages 6–9.

Gibbs Smith

BabyLit welcomes Little Women: A BabyLit Playtime Primer (Sept. 6, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-4389-0) and The Odyssey: A BabyLit Monsters Primer (Sept. 6, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-4178-0), ages up to 3; and Edgar and the Tree House of Usher: Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” (Sept. 6, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-4493-4), ages up to 4. And Fairy Friends by Merrilee Liddiard releases A Colors Primer (Sept. 6, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-4531-3), A Counting Primer (Sept. 6, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-4534-4), An Opposites Primer (Sept. 6, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-4537-5), and A Seasons Primer (Sept. 6, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-4540-5), ages up to 3. And new Alphabet titles by Greg Paprocki are A Is for Atom: A Midcentury Alphabet (Aug. 16, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-4426-2), R Is for Railway: An Industrial Revolution Alphabet (Aug. 16, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-4423-1), and S Is for Sabertooth: A Stone Age Alphabet (Aug. 16, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-4420-0), ages up to 6.

Globe Pequot/Muddy Boots

One Yellow Fish (Aug. 1, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-63076-246-9) and Orange Fish, Green Fish (Oct. 3, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-63076-248-3) by Linda Kranz. The author’s signature painted rock art illustrates these stories of friendship and inclusiveness. Ages 3–up.

Do Princesses and Super Heroes Hit the Trails? by Carmela LaVigna Coyle (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-63076-244-5). The star of the Do Princesses...? series and her super hero companion explore national parks. Ages 3–up.


Rocket Boy by Damon Lehrer (Oct. 6, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-56792-587-6). In this wordless tale, a boy’s drawings catapult him into an adventure. Ages 3–6.

Good Night


New Good Night titles by Adam Gamble and Mark Jasper are Good Night Dancers (Oct. 11, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-60219-408-3) and Good Night Snow (Oct. 11, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-60219-412-0), illus. by Katherine Blackmore; Good Night Yoga, illus. by Suwin Chan (Nov. 15, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-60219-414-4); and Good Night, Grandma, illus. by Cooper Kelly (Aug. 9, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-60219-409-0), ages up to 3.


Animal Surprises (Oct. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-910862-44-5), Into the Blue (Oct. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-910862-45-2), and The Word Bird (Nov. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-910862-43-8) by Nicola Davies, illus. by Abbie Cameron. In these stories, an adventurous girl treks through the jungle; dives deep into the sea; and climbs high up into the trees. Ages 3–5.

Perfect by Nicola Davies, illus. by Cathy Fisher (Nov. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-910862-46-9). This tale of anticipation, disappointment, and acceptance can spark dialogue about disability. Ages 3–6.


Karin Celestine’s Celestine and the Hare welcomes Honey for Tea (Oct. 1, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-910862-38-4) and Paper Boat for Panda (Oct. 1, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-910862-37-7), ages 5–8.

Graphic Arts/Alaska Northwest

Sojo: Memoirs of a Reluctant Sled Dog by Pam Flowers, illus. by Bill Farnsworth (Oct. 4, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-943328-53-6). Conquering self-doubt, Sojo earns the respect of the dog team. Ages 8–12.

Graphic Arts/Westwinds

The Eyes of Gray Wolf by Jonathan London, illus. by Jon Van Zyle (Oct. 4, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-943328-72-7), follows a restless, endangered wolf as he wanders through a winter night. Ages 4–8.

Chasing at the Surface: A Novel by Sharon Mentyka (Oct. 4, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-943328-60-4). A girl copes with her mother’s move away and helps whales trapped in an inlet. Ages 8–12.


Range Riders continues with Cassie and Jasper: Kidnapped Cattle by Bryn Fleming (Sept. 6, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-941821-95-4), ages 8–12.


Elliott’s Guide to Dinosaurs by Elliott Seah (Nov. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-237-8). A boy answers questions about dinosaurs’ origins, behavior, and extinction. Ages 7–10.

The Hockey Song by Stompin’ Tom Connors, illus. by Gary Clement (Nov. 15, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-189-0). Illustrations of a pick-up hockey game accompany this song. Ages 7–up.


The Moon Inside by Sandra Feder, illus. by Aimée Sicuro (Sept. 13, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-823-5). A girl’s fear of the dark is assuaged by the beauty of the natural world. Ages 2–5.

Bear’s Winter Party by Deborah Hodge, illus. by Lisa Cinar (Sept. 13, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-853-2). As winter arrives, Bear devises a plan to make friends with other forest creatures. Ages 4–7.

Dos conejos blancos by Jairo Buitrago, illus. by Rafael Yockteng (Oct. 11, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-903-4). A girl describes life as a migrant as she and her father travel north toward the U.S. border. Ages 4–7.

A Family Is a Family Is a Family by Sara O’Leary, illus. by Qin Leng (Sept. 13, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-794-8). Students explain what makes their families special. Ages 4–7.

Friend or Foe? by John Sobol, illus. by Dasha Tolstikova (Oct. 11, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-407-7). A lonely mouse climbs a palace tower to learn if the cat there will be his friend. Ages 4–7.

The King of the Birds by Acree Graham Macam, illus. by Natalie Nelson (Sept. 13, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-851-8). In this story inspired by the life of Flannery O’Connor, a girl finally convinces her peacock to display his colorful tail. Ages 4–7.

Turn On the Night by Geraldo Valério (Sept. 13, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-841-9). A girl dreams that she becomes a huge gray wolf like the one in her bedtime story. Ages 4–up.

Book Uncle and Me by Uma Krishnaswami, illus. by Julianna Swaney (Sept. 13, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-808-2). Yasmin stops the mayor from shutting down a lending library. Ages 7–10.

Somos como las nubes/We Are Like the Clouds by Jorge Argueta, illus. by Alfonso Ruano (Oct. 11, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-849-5). This Salvadoran poet exposes the plight of young people who leave Central America by foot to seek a better life in the U.S. Ages 7–12.

A Boy Named Queen by Sara Cassidy (Aug. 9, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-905-8). Evelyn befriends the eccentric new boy in her class—the most interesting person she’s ever met. Ages 8–11.

What Milly Did: The Remarkable Pioneer of Plastics Recycling by Elise Moser, illus. by Scot Ritchie (Aug. 9, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-893-8), tells of Milly Zantow, who mobilized her Wisconsin community to recycle and devised a global plastics recycling standard. Ages 8–11.

The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk by Jan Thornhill (Oct. 11, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-865-5), reveals how the demise of this species led to bird conservation legislation. Ages 9–12.

Snow Summer by Kit Peel (Oct. 11, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-357-5). This allegorical novel conveys the beauty of the natural world and its conflict with human development. Ages 12–up.

Aluta by Adwoa Badoe (Sept. 13, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-816-7). After the government of Ghana is overthrown, a girl courts danger when she becomes involved in student politics. Ages 14–up.

Watching Traffic by Jane Ozkowski (Aug. 9, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-843-3). After high school graduation, Emily’s summer is both full of possibility and terrifying. Ages 14–up.


Buddy and Earl return in Buddy and Earl and the Great Big Baby by Maureen Fergus, illus. by Carey Sookocheff (Aug. 9, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-716-0), ages 4–7.

Hachette/Animal Planet

Animal Planet Strange, Unusual, Gross & Cool Animals (Oct. 11, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-61893-166-5) introduces 200 creatures. Ages 8–12.


Joining Animal Planet Chapter Books are Dinosaurs! (Oct. 18, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-61893-186-3) and Sharks! (Oct. 18, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-61893-432-1), illus. by Lori Stein, ages 6–10.

Hachette/Sports Illustrated


Rookie Books scores My First Book of Hockey by editors of Sports Illustrated for Kids (Sept. 20, hardcover, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-61893-177-1), ages 3–6.

Hachette/Time For Kids

Presidents of the United States by editors of Time for Kids magazine (Jan. 10, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-61893-427-7). This compendium will include the newly elected 45th president. Ages 8–12.

Hannacroix Creek

Chuck and Alfonzo by Jeff Yager, illus. by Nancy Batra (Jan. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-938998-88-1). A monkey who escapes from the Central Park Zoo meets up with a runaway dog. Ages 4–8.

The Question Is Why? by Jeff Yager, illus. by Nancy Batra (Nov. 15, hardcover, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-938998-68-3). A parent answers a child’s 26 alphabetical questions on a variety of subjects. Ages 3–7.

Doodles Lanhorn and the Search for the Missing Artifact by Russell D. Bernstein (Nov. 10, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-938998-85-0). Drawings spring to life as friends launch a search. Ages 10–14.

On the Run by Fred Yager and Jan Yager (Jan. 3, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-938998-51-5). Two Texas teens from opposite sides of the tracks meet after running away from home. Ages 14–18.


What Grandma Built by Michelle Gilman, illus. by Jazmin Sasky (Aug. 20, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-55017-753-4). As her family grows, Grandma’s house expands into a castle filled with love and traditions. Ages 3–7.

Peace Dancer by Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd, illus. by Vickers (Aug. 27, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-55017-739-8). When the children of a Tsimshian village capture and mistreat a crow, the angry Chief of the Heavens creates a powerful storm. Ages 5–9.

Hardie Grant Egmont

An Alphabet in Silhouette by Natalie Jarvis (Oct. 1, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-76012-511-0) showcases alphabet letters shaped like shadow animals kids can create with their hands. Ages 2–5.

Hardie Grant Egmont/Little Hare

Joey Counts to Ten by Sally Morgan, illus. by Ambelin Kwaymullina (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-76012-126-6), is a counting book introducing Australian animals. Ages up to 3.

In the Evening by Edwina Wyatt, illus. by Gaye Chapman (Sept. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-74297-528-3). Goodwill and perseverance helps the friendship between two squirrels blossom. Ages 3–5.

The Nutcracker, retold by Margrete Lamond, illus. by Ritva Voutila (Oct. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-74297-778-2). When when a boy turns into an ugly nutcracker, Marie comes to his rescue. Ages 5–8.

Harlequin Teen

The Continent by Keira Drake (Jan. 3, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-373-21239-2) launches a fantasy trilogy about the horror of war, the price of peace, and the danger of complacency. Ages 13–18.

Flower by Shea Olsen and Elizabeth Craft (Jan. 3, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-373-21187-6). A teen who swears off boys to pursue college dreams experiences the joys and perils of first love. Ages 14–up.

If I Fix You by Abigail Johnson (Oct. 25, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-373-21240-8). After her mother walks out, Jill realizes she can’t fix anyone’s else’s life until she fixes her own. Ages 14–up.

Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley (Jan. 31, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-373-21198-2). Two girls on a church trip find more than the summer fling they expected. Ages 14–up.

Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz (Sept. 27, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-373-21238-5). A teen finds that her Filipino-born parents’ illegal status jeopardizes her college scholarship. Ages 14–up.

The Women in the Walls by Amy Lukavics (Sept. 27, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-373-21194-4). Lucy must confront an ancient, deadly legacy that has marked women in her family. Ages 14–up.


Thunder Road concludes with Long Way Home by Katie McGarry (Jan. 31, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-373-21217-0), ages 14–up.


Caterpillar Dreams by Clive McFarland (Jan. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-238636-6). A caterpillar leaves the safety of his garden to chase his dream. Ages 4–8.

Christmas in the Barn by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Anna Dewdney (Sept. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-237986-3), presents this classic holiday tale with new full-color art. Ages 4–8.

Dill & Bizzy: Opposite Day by Nora Ericson, illus. by Lisa Ericson (Jan. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-230453-7). An odd duck and a strange bird celebrate Opposite Day. Ages 4–8.

Dragons from Mars by Deborah Aronson, illus. by Colin Jack (Oct. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236850-8). In this rhyming tale, two dragons leave their planet to visit a boy on Earth. Ages 4–8.

Ella and Penguin: A Perfect Match by Megan Maynor, illus. by Rosalinde Bonnet (Jan. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-233089-5). Best friends like different things in this follow-up to Ella and Penguin Stick together. Ages 4–8.

The Fix-It Man by Susan Hood, illus. by Arree Chung (Nov. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-237085-3). A fix-it man solves even the stinkiest of problems in this rhyming read-aloud. Ages 4–8.

Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History by Walter Dean Myers, illus. by Floyd Cooper (Jan. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-027709-3), offers a portrait of this abolitionist and social reformer. Ages 4–8.

The Grizzly Bear Who Lost His Grrrrr! by Rob Biddulph (Nov. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236725-9). Can Fred win the annual bear contest after he loses his loud growl? Ages 4–8.

Heroes for My Daughter (Oct. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243927-7) and Heroes for My Son (Oct. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243931-4) by Brad Meltzer are repackaged editions of these tributes to ordinary people who became extraordinary. Ages 4–8.

I Am a Story by Dan Yaccarino (Sept. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241106-8) celebrate the evolution of storytelling. Ages 4–8.

Libby and Pearl: The Best of Friends by Lindsey Bonnice (Sept. 6, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-06-245927-5). This photographic story introduces a girl and her beloved pet piglet. Ages 4–8.

North, South, East, West by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Greg Pizzoli (Jan. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-026278-5). A bird spreads its wings in this never-before-published story. Ages 4–8.

Not Quite Black and White by Jonathan Ying, illus. by Victoria Ying (Sept. 6, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-06-238066-1). Silly animals star in this introduction to colors. Ages 4–8.

Prissy & Pop Deck the Halls by Melissa Nicholson (Sept. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243996-3). These piggies prepare for Christmas in this photographic picture book. Ages 4–8.

River Rose and the Magical Lullaby by Kelly Clarkson, illus. by Laura Hughes (Oct. 4, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-242756-4). Singer Clarkson recounts a girl’s dream the night before her trip to the zoo. Ages 4–8.

Runaway Booger by Matt Richtel, illus. by Lee Wildish (Jan. 10, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-06-234984-2). Dad’s in charge for the day in this tale of a booger on the loose. Ages 4–8.

The Runaway Bunny: A 75th Anniversary Retrospective by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Clement Hurd (Jan. 24, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-248994-4), includes this classic tale, an essay by Leonard Marcus, and archival materials in a linen case cover. Ages 4–8.

Sweet Competition by Liz Reed and Jimmy Reed (Nov. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-240359-9). Two competitive twin cherries will do anything to come out on top—of a sundae. Ages 4–8.

Yoga Bunny by Brian Russo (Dec. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-242952-0). Can Bunny get his friends to slow down and do yoga with him? Ages 4–8.

Destination: Mars, Revised Edition by Seymour Simon (Sept. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-234497-7; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-06-234504-2) features updated info and images. Ages 6–10.

Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation by Cokie Roberts, illus. by Diane Goode (Jan. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-078005-0). This companion to Ladies of Liberty spotlights inspiring women explorers, educators, writers, and political and social activists. Ages 6–10.

Shakespeare Retold by E. Nesbit, illus. by Antonio Javier Caparo (Oct. 18, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-240453-4), offers prose retellings of seven plays and a biography of the Bard. Ages 6–10.

Archie Greene and the Alchemists’ Curse by D.D. Everest (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-231214-3). Archie revives an alchemists’ club in this sequel to Archie Greene and the Magician’s Secret. Ages 8–12.

The Ethan I Was Before by Ali Standish (Jan. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243338-1). Ethan copes with losing his best friend and a move in this tale of friendship, grief, and forgiveness. Ages 8–12.

Forward: My Story: Young Readers’ Edition by Abby Wambach (Sept. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-245792-9) adapts this memoir by an Olympic gold medalist soccer player. Ages 8–12.

Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom by Booki Vivat (Sept. 27, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239879-6) is an illustrated novel about a middle schooler trying to figure out where she belongs. Ages 8–12.

Going Wild by Lisa McMann (Sept. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-233714-6) launches an adventure series combining science fiction and the animal kingdom. Ages 8–12.

The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel Single Volume by Neil Gaiman, illus. by P. Craig Russell (Oct. 4, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-0-06-242188-3; signed, limited edition slipcased hardcover, $175, ISBN 978-0-06-239449-1), binds together the two volumes of the graphic novel adaptation of The Graveyard Book. Ages 8–12.

Left Out by Tim Green (Sept. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229382-4). This novel tracks a deaf seventh grader’s quest to change how others see him—both on and off the football field. Ages 8–12.

A Legend of Starfire by Marissa Burt (Oct. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229158-5). In this sequel to A Sliver of Stardust, Wren saves the world by going to the Land of Nod. Ages 8–12.

Like Magic by Elaine Vickers, illus. by Sara Not (Oct. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241431-1). Three girls in need of a friend bond over the mysterious treasure box they find. Ages 8–12.

Moo: A Novel by Sharon Creech (Aug. 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241524-0). After moving to Maine, a girl befriends a cow in this novel written in poetry and prose. Ages 8–12.

Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman, illus. by Chris Riddell (Oct. 4, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256795-6). First released in 2009, this tale inspired by Norse mythology has new art. Ages 8–12.

One Half from the East by Nadia Hashimi (Sept. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-242190-6). Set in modern-day Afghanistan, this novel explores life as a bacha posh—a girl dressed as a boy. Ages 8–12.

The Other Boy by M.G. Hennessey, illus. by Sfe R. Monster (Sept. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-242766-3) is a novel tracking a transgender boy’s journey toward acceptance and empathy. Ages 8–12.

The Someday Birds by Sally J. Pla (Jan. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-244576-6). Charlie endures a road trip with his siblings to visit their father, who was injured in Afghanistan. Ages 8–12.

Train I Ride by Paul Mosier (Jan. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-245573-4). On a trip to a new home, fellow passengers help Rydr learn her past might help her deal with the present. Ages 8–12.

Five Elements: The Emerald Tablet by Dan Jolley (Oct. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241165-5). In this series debut, four friends discover a cult’s plan to merge our world with a twisted parallel realm. Ages 8–12.

Hamstersaurus Rex by Tom O’Donnell, illus. by Tim Miller (Oct. 4, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-237754-8). A class pet turns from a hamster into a spiky-tailed mutant—and goes missing. Ages 8–12.

Impyrium by Henry H. Neff (Oct. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239205-3). In the first book of a fantasy series, two unlkely allies, a princess and a servant boy, concoct a conspiracy. Ages 8–12.

Lock and Key: The Initiation by Ridley Pearson (Sept. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239901-4) launches a series reimagining the origins of the rivalry between Sherlock Holmes and James Moriarty. Ages 8–12.

Ryan Quinn and the Rebel’s Escape by Ron McGee (Oct. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-242164-7). In this first of two adventures, Ryan discovers that his missing parents were secret agents for an emergency rescue operation. Ages 8–12.

Mice of the Round Table: A Tail of Camelot by Julie Leung, illus. by Lindsey Carr (Oct. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-240399-5), debuts a series told from the perspective of mice. Ages 8–12.

Elon Musk and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, Young Readers’ Edition by Ashlee Vance (Jan. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-246328-9; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-06-246327-2) adapts the adult biography of this Silicon Valley engineer, inventor, explorer, and entrepreneur. Ages 8–up.

The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee (Aug. 30, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241859-3) launches a trilogy set in a luxurious future Manhattan, where a teen genetically designed to be perfect is tormented by the one thing she can never have. Ages 13–up.

Replica by Lauren Oliver (Oct. 4, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239416-3). The stories of two teens mirror each other in this novel exploring individuality, identity, and humanity. Ages 14–up.


The Berenstain Bears return in The Berenstain Bears Spring Storybook Collection by Jan and Mike Berenstain, illus. by Mike Berenstain (Jan. 24, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243458-6), ages 4–8. Clark the Shark is back in Clark the Shark Loves Christmas by Bruce Hale, illus. by Guy Francis (Sept. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-237452-3), ages 4–8. And I Can Read Level 1 offers Beat Bugs: In My Life (Jan. 3, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-06-264067-3) and Beat Bugs: Ticket to Ride (Jan. 3, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-06-264069-7) by Cari Meister; The Berenstain Bears Around the World (Sept. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-235024-4; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-06-235023-7); The Berenstain Bears’ New Pup by Jan and Stan Berenstain (Jan. 3, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-257272-1); The Danny and the Dinosaur Storybook Collection: 5 Beloved Stories by Syd Hoff; Fancy Nancy: Best Reading Buddies by Jane O’Connor, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser (Sept. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-237784-5; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-06-237783-8); Paddington Plays On (Sept. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243071-7; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243070-0) and Paddington’s Day Off (Nov. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243074-8; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243073-1) by Michael Bond, illus. by R.W. Alley; Pinkalicious: Fashion Fun by Victoria Kann (Oct. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241077-1; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241076-4); and Sammy the Seal by Syd Hoff (Jan. 3, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-257274-5), ages 4–8.

New I Can Read Level 2 titles are Batman Classic: I Am Batman by Delphine Finnegan, illus. by Andie Tong (Sept. 20, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236087-8); Frog and Toad Are Friends (60th anniversary paper-over-board edition) by Arnold Lobel (Jan. 3, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-257273-8); and My Weird School Goes to the Museum (Sept. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236744-0; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236742-6) and My Weird School: Talent Show Mix-Up (Sept. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236740-2; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236743-3) by Dan Gutman, illus. by Jim Paillot, ages 4–8. And Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1 picks up Sounds All Around by Wendy Pfeffer, illus. by Anna Chernyshova (Sept. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-238670-0; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-06-238669-4), ages 4–8.

Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2 adds Flood Warning by Katharine Kenah, illus. by Amy Schimler-Safford (Sept. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-238662-5; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-06-238661-8), ages 4–8. If You Give... serves up If You Give a Mouse a Brownie by Laura Numeroff, illus. by Felicia Bond (Oct. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-027571-6), ages 4–8. My First I Can Read introduces Itty Bitty Kitty: Firehouse Fun by Joan Holub, illus. by James Burks (Sept. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-232222-7; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-06-232221-0); and four Pete the Cat books, including Pete the Cat and the Surprise Teacher by James Dean (Jan. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-240429-9; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-06-240428-2) and Pete the Cat Phonics Box by James Dean, illus. by Josh Dean (Jan. 3, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-240452-7), ages 4–8. And Officer Panda is back on the beat in Sky Detective by Ashley Crowley (Oct. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236627-6), ages 4–8.

Pete the Cat stars in Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes by James Dean and Kimberly Dean (Oct. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-230434-6) and Five Little Ducks by James Dean (Jan. 24, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-240448-0), ages 4–8. A Pig in a Wig reappears in What This Story Needs Is a Bang and a Clang by Emma J. Virjan (Jan. 3, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241530-1), ages 4–8. Fart Squad issues Underpantsed! by Seamus Pilger, illus. by Stephen Gilpin (Oct. 18, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236635-1; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229053-3), ages 6–10. Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures travels on with The Midnight Ride of Flat Revere by Jeff Brown, illus. by Macky Pamintuan (Oct. 4, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236604-7; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236603-0), ages 6–10. And Rob Elliott’s Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids presents Laugh-Out-Loud Christmas Jokes for Kids (Sept. 20, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-06-249791-8); and Laugh-Out-Loud Holiday Jokes for Kids: A 2-in-1 Collection (Sept. 20, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256976-9), ages 6–10.

My Weirdest School enrolls Mr. Nick Is a Lunatic! by Dan Gutman, illus. by Jim Paillot (Oct. 18, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-06-228436-5), ages 6–10. Nancy Clancy scores in Nancy Clancy, Soccer Mania by Jane O’Connor, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser (Aug. 30, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-06-226966-9), ages 6–10. Roscoe Riley Rules by Katherine Applegate, illus. by Brian Biggs, repackages three titles with new activities and cover art (paper, $4.99 each), ages 6-10. Birchbark House continues with Makoons by Louise Erdrich (Aug. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-057793-3), ages 8–12. The Secret Talent and Brooke’s Bad Luck (Jan. 3, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-06-235901-8) join Jo Whittemore’s Confidently Yours, ages 8–12. Ferals concludes with The White Widow’s Revenge by Jacob Grey (Nov. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-232109-1), ages 8–12. The Guardian Herd welcomes Windborn by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, illus. by David McClellan (Sept. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-228615-4), ages 8–12. And joining Guinness World Records are Toys, Games, and More! by Christa Roberts (Oct. 18, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-06-234172-3), ages 6–10; and Man-Made Marvels! by Donald Lemke (Sept. 27, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-234180-8), ages 8–12.

Hero gains Rescue Dog by Jennifer Li Shotz (Nov. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256041-4; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256039-1), ages 8–12. Kids’ Guide to American History welcomes A Kids’ Guide to America’s First Ladies by Kathleen Krull, illus. by Anna DiVito (Jan. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-238107-1; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-06-238106-4), ages 8–12. Little House opens its doors to Little House 4-Book Box Set: Little House in the Big Woods, Farmer Boy, Little House on the Prairie, On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder, illus. by Garth Williams (Oct. 25, paper, $27.96, ISBN 978-0-06-257042-0), ages 8–12. Mr. Puffball is back in Stunt Cat Across America by Constance Lombardo (Sept. 27, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-232068-1), ages 8–12. Paddington returns in new editions of Paddington Abroad (Sept. 20, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243305-3) and Paddington Takes the Test by Michael Bond, illus. by Peggy Fortnum (Sept. 20, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-231240-2), ages 8–12. And Daphne Maple’s Roxbury Park Dog Club adds four titles, including All Paws on Deck (Sept. 6, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-06-232773-4) and A Bone to Pick (Jan. 10, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-06-237102-7), ages 8–12.

Stick Dog reappears in Stick Dog Slurps Spaghetti by Tom Watson, illus. by Ethan Long (Oct. 4, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-234322-2), ages 8–12. New Warriors titles by Erin Hunter are Warriors: A Vision of Shadows Thunder and Shadow (Sept. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-238641-0), Warriors: Dawn of the Clans Box Set: Volumes 1 to 6 (Sept. 20, paper, $47.94, ISBN 978-0-06-241007-8); and Warriors Super Edition: Hawkwing’s Journey (Nov. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-246768-3), ages 8–12. Magonia wraps up with Aerie by Maria Dahvana Headley (Oct. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-232055-1), ages 13–up. Old Kingdom offers Goldenhand by Garth Nix (Oct. 11, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-156158-0), ages 13–up. Asylum presents Asylum 3-Book Box Set: Asylum, Sanctum, Catacomb by Madeleine Roux (Sept. 6, paper, $29.97, ISBN 978-0-06-257433-6), ages 14–up. Dorothy Must Die adds Dorothy Must Die 2-Book Box Set: Dorothy Must Die, The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige (Oct. 4, paper, $19.98, ISBN 978-0-06-256982-0), ages 14–up. Endgame gains Endgame #3 by James Frey and Nils Johnson-Shelton (Oct. 4, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-233264-6), ages 14–up. And Shatter Me presents Shatter Me Series Box Set: Shatter Me, Unravel Me, Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi (Aug. 2, paper, $29.97, ISBN 978-0-06-256308-8), ages 14–up.

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Adrift: An Odd Couple of Polar Bears by Jessica Olien (Jan. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-245177-4). An unlikely friendship develops between two polar bears adrift at sea. Ages 4–8.

Dog Rules by Jef Czekaj (Sept. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-228018-3). This companion to Cat Secrets focuses on raising a new puppy. Ages 4–8.

Fox and the Jumping Contest by Corey R. Tabor (Oct. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239874-1). Trickster Fox wants to win a jumping contest—but he isn’t a good jumper. Ages 4–8.

I Used to Be a Fish by Tom Sullivan (Oct. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-245198-9) offers an introduction to the science of evolution and a celebration of imagination. Ages 4–8.

The Magic Word by Mac Barnett, illus. by Elise Parsley (Oct. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-235484-6). When a boy’s sitter tells him to say the magic word, outrageous things happen. Ages 4–8.

The Most Perfect Snowman by Chris Britt (Oct. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-237704-3). A snowman with big dreams stars in this story about kindness, friendship, and giving. Ages 4–8.

The Princess and the Frogs by Veronica Bartles, illus. by Sara Palacios (Nov. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236591-0). A princess who wants a pet frog gets pesky princes instead. Ages 4–8.

What I Love About You by Susan Farrington (Dec. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239353-1) spotlights special moments between parents and their children. Ages 4–8.

Two Naomis by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich and Audrey Vernick (Sept. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241425-0). The divorced parents of two girls named Naomi—one black, one white—begin to date. Ages 8–12.

The Plot to Kill Hitler: Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Spy, Unlikely Hero by Patricia McCormick (Sept. 13, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241108-2) examines Bonhoeffer’s role in a conspiracy to kill Adolf Hitler. Ages 8–up.

Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge (Sept. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236941-3) is a novel featuring warring families and unexpected friendships in a doomed world. Ages 13–up.

Diplomatic Immunity by Brodi Ashton (Sept. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236856-0). When a budding reporter pens an exposé on students at her elite school, she falls for one of them. Ages 13–up.

I’m Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl by Gretchen McNeil (Oct. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-240911-9). Beatrice tries to reinvent herself to win back her boyfriend. Ages 13–up.

Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst, illus. by Jordan Saia (Nov. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243325-1). In this fantasy, a girl betrothed to a prince falls in love with his sister. Ages 13–up.

The Stranger Game by Cylin Busby (Oct. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-235460-0). When Nico returns home after a four-year disappearance, her once abusive sister is sweet and kind. Ages 13–up.

Blood, Bullets, and Bones: The Story of Forensic Science from Sherlock Holmes to DNA by Bridget Heos (Oct. 4, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-238762-2) uses real-life cases to relay the history, tecniques, and technology of modern forensic science. Ages 14–up.


I Am Otter presents Otter Loves Easter! by Sam Garton (Jan. 24, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236667-2), ages 4–8. My First I Can Read issues Otter: Hello, Sea Friends! by Garton (Oct. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236661-0; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236660-3), ages 4–8. The Magnificent Mya Tibbs returns in The Wall of Fame Game by Crystal Allen (Jan. 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-234236-2), ages 8–12. Creature Keepers continues with Creature Keepers and the Burgled Blizzard-Bristles by Peter Nelson, illus. by Rohitash Rao (Oct. 11, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-223647-0), ages 8–12. Wildwood Chronicles offers Wildwood Chronicles Complete Box Set: Wildwood, Under Wildwood, Wildwood Imperium by Colin Meloy, illus. by Carson Ellis (Sept. 27, paper, $29.97, ISBN 978-0-06-246589-4), ages 8–up. And Snow Like Ashes concludes with Frost Like Night by Sara Raasch (Sept. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-228698-7), ages 14–up.


Egg by Kevin Henkes (Jan. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-240872-3). Featuring comics-like panels, this is a story about four eggs, one surprise, and an unlikely friendship. Ages 4–8.

Good Night! Good Night! by Carin Berger (Jan. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-240884-6). In this call-and-response tale, three bunnies devise various excuses to avoid going to bed. Ages 4–8.

Home at Last by Vera B. Williams, illus. by Williams and Chris Raschka (Sept. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-134973-7). A boy can’t fall asleep in his new bed in this story about fear, adoption, family, and the joy of fatherhood. Ages 4–8.

I Do Not Like Al’s Hat by Erin McGill (Jan. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-245576-5). Tired of being pulled out of a magician’s hat, a rabbit quits and sets out to find a new job. Ages 4–8.

Mervin the Sloth Is About to Do the Best Thing in the World by Colleen AF Venable, illus. by Ruth Chan (Sept. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-233847-1). Animal friends try to guess what it is that Mervin is about to do. Ages 4–8.

My Car/Mi carro by Byron Barton (Sept. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-245545-1; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-06-245544-4) is a Spanish-English bilingual edition of this book about vehicles. Ages 4–8.

Plant the Tiny Seed by Christie Matheson (Jan. 24, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239339-5). This interactive book follows a seed as it is planted and watered and grows into a beautiful flower. Ages 4–8.

This Is a Serious Book by Jodie Parachini, illus. by Daniel Rieley (Oct. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-247052-2). Animals star in this not-so serious book celebrating writing and creativity. Ages 4–8.

Wonderfall by Michael Hall (Sept. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-238298-6) spotlights a tree through the changing seasons. Ages 4–8.

Words by Christoph Niemann (Oct. 4, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-245550-5) illustrates 300 words from Dr. Edward Fry’s list of 1000 sight words. Ages 4–8.

Foxheart by Claire Legrand, illus. by Jaime Zollars (Oct. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-242773-1). Can Quicksilver use her newfound magic to perfect her thieving skills and find her parents? 8–12.

The Dark Army by Joseph Delaney (Sept. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-233456-5). Tom and his apprentice, Jenny, battle boggarts and witches. Ages 13–up.

Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin (Oct. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-240888-4). Can a teen with a mechanical heart create a being who will understand and accept her? Ages 14–up.

Nova Project: Gamescape: Overworld by Emma Trevayne (Sept. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-240876-1) debuts a duology set in a society controlled by the maker of an addictive virtual reality game. Ages 14–up.


Joining I Can Read Level 1 is Amelia Bedelia Takes the Cake by Herman Parish, illus. by Lynne Avril (Sept. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-233431-2; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-06-233430-5), ages 4–8. Amelia Bedelia also returns in Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book 10-Book Box Set by Parish, illus. by Avril (Oct. 18, paper, $49.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256981-3) and Amelia Bedelia Storybook Treasury #2: Calling Doctor Amelia Bedelia; Amelia Bedelia and the Cat; Amelia Bedelia Bakes Off by Parish, illus. by Lynn Sweat (Sept. 13, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-0-06-246908-3), ages 6–10. A Riddle in Ruby continues with The Changer’s Key by Kent Davis (Sept. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236837-9), ages 8–12. And Gold Seer Trilogy adds Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson (Sept. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-224294-5), ages 13–up.


Five Little Elves, illus. by Dan Yaccarino (Sept. 20, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-06-225338-5) gives this holiday nursery rhyme a new twist. Ages up to 4.


DC Comics Classics offers Batman Classic: Poison Ivy’s Scare Fair by Donald Lemke, illus. by Andie Tong (Jan. 17, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236077-9), ages 4–8. Syd Hoff’s Danny and the Dinosaur celebrates First Valentine’s Day (Dec. 20, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241044-3), ages 4–8. Justice League Classics welcomes Mind Games by Delphine Finnegan, illus. by Jeremy Roberts, V. Kenneth Marion, and Chris Sotomayor (Nov. 22, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236075-5), ages 4–8. Beat Bugs offers In My Life by Cari Meister (Jan. 3, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-264076-5; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-06-264060-4), ages 4–8. The Berenstain Bears embark on The Berenstain Bears Pirate Adventure by Mike Berenstain (Aug. 16, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-06-235021-3), ages 4–8. Fancy Nancy reappears in Fancy Nancy and the Missing Easter Bunny (Jan. 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-06-237792-0) and Fancy Nancy Take-Along Storybook Set (Sept. 20, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241413-7) by Jane O’Connor, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser, ages 4–8. James Dean’s Pete the Cat’s back in 5-Minute Pete the Cat Stories (Jan. 3, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-247019-5), ages 4–8. And Pinkalicious stars in Apples, Apples, Apples! by Victoria Kann (Sept. 6, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241079-5), ages 4–8.


Be Good Be Real Be Crazy by Chelsey Philpot (Oct. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229372-5). Three teens go on a road trip in this novel about love, friendship, and finding oneself. Ages 13–up.

Beheld by Alex Flinn (Jan. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-213455-4). An immortal witch is at the center of this novel offering spins on four romantic fairy tales. Ages 13–up.

Girls in the Moon by Janet McNally (Nov. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243624-5). A poet from a musical family stars in this novel about family secrets and finding one’s own way. Ages 13–up.

Pushing Perfect by Michelle Falkoff (Oct. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-231053-8). A girl’s quest for perfection results in dangerous consequences. Ages 13–up.

Rose & Thorn by Sarah Prineas (Oct. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-233797-9). In this “Sleeping Beauty” retelling, Rose tries to escape the fairy tale’s prescribed plot. Ages 13–up.

Saving Red by Sonya Sones (Oct. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-237028-0). Two girls with more in common than they think help each other understand family, friendship, and forgiveness. Ages 13–up.

Wait for Me by Caroline Leech (Jan. 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-245988-6). Set in Scotland during WWII, this tells of a forbidden romance between a Scottish girl and a German POW. Ages 13–up.

As I Descended by Robin Talley (Sept. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-240923-2). Girls at an elite school harness a dark power in this tale of revenge and redemption, inspired by Macbeth. Ages 14–up.

The Boomerang Effect by Gordon Jack (Nov. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239939-7). A prankster mentors a Norwegian exchange student in this tale about friendship and loyalty. Ages 14–up.

The Fixes: A Novel by Owen Matthews (Aug. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-233689-7). A boy unable to live up to his father’s expectations meets a mysterious, free-spirited new friend. Ages 14–up.

Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown (Aug. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-227098-6). When she meets the perfect girl for her, Joanna must decide whether to break her promise to her dad—to pretend to be straight—or lose out on love. Ages 14–up.

Girl Mans Up by M.-E. Girard (Sept. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-240417-6). A gay teen contends with parents who want her to be girly and guy friends who are puzzled by her. Ages 14–up.

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake (Sept. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-238543-7). In this fantasy, triplets separated at a young age must fight to the death to become Queen. Ages 14–up.


Firebird concludes with A Million Worlds with You by Claudia Gray (Nov. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-227902-6), ages 14–up. Jewel wraps up with The Black Key by Amy Ewing (Oct. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-223584-8), ages 14–up. Red Queen adds Red Queen 2-Book Hardcover Box Set: Red Queen and Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard (Oct. 25, hardcover, $37.98, ISBN 978-0-06-256866-3), ages 13–up. And Reign of Shadows continues with Rise of Fire by Sophie Jordan (Jan. 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-237767-8), ages 13–up.


The Cranky Ballerina by Elise Gravel (Aug. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-235124-1). A girl must discover what she doesn’t like in order to learn what she does like. Ages 4–8.

How to Be a Bigger Bunny by Florence Minor, illus. by Wendell Minor (Jan. 24, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-06-235255-2). When her big siblings have an adventure, a bunny has one too. Ages 4–8.

The Poet’s Dog by Patricia MacLachlan (Sept. 13, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229262-9). Two children, a poet, and a dog help each other survive loss and recapture love. Ages 6–10.

Nothing But Trouble by Jacqueline Davies (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236988-8). In this series debut, two girls team up to improve their boring town—one prank at a time. Ages 8–12.

The Silver Gate by Kristin Bailey (Jan. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239857-4). In this duology debut, siblings try to escape from a society convinced one of them is a changeling. Ages 8–12.

Bounce by Megan Shull (Sept. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-231172-6). After making a crazy wish, Frannie relives the same day over and over again—each time as someone new. Ages 10–up.

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson (Jan. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-242264-4). A teen who was convicted of murder as a child finds her voice to fight the past and set the record straight. Ages 13–up.

The Cat King of Havana by Tom Crosshill (Sept. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-242283-5). Visiting Cuba, salsa fans Rick and Ana investigate why Rick’s mother left Cuba decades ago. Ages 13–up.

The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee (Dec. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-242832-5). A teen uses her extrasensitive sense of smell to mix perfumes that help others fall in love. Ages 13–up.

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis (Sept. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-232089-6) spotlights three high school seniors whose lives are connected by violence. Ages 14–up.


Charlie Piechart returns in Charlie Piechart and the Case of the Missing Hat by Marilyn Sadler, illus. by Eric Comstock (Oct. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-237056-3), ages 4–8. Balance Keepers concludes with The Traitor of Belltroll by Lindsay Cummings (Nov. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-227524-0), ages 8–12. Tony Abbott’s The Copernicus Legacy wraps up with The Crown of Fire (Nov. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-219452-7), ages 8–12. Fizzopolis welcomes Floozombies! by Patrick Carman, illus. by Brian Sheesley (Oct. 4, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239392-0), ages 8–12. World of Septimus Heap closes with TodHunter Moon: StarChaser by Angie Sage (Oct. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-227251-5), ages 8–12. Finding Abbey Road (Aug. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-213401-1) is the finale of Kevin Emerson’s Exile series, ages 14–up. Michael Grant’s Front Lines moves on with Silver Stars (Jan. 31, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-234218-8), ages 14–up. And Vanished concludes with Avenged by E.E. Cooper (Nov. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229392-3), ages 14–up.

HarperCollins/Walden Pond


Chronicles of the Black Tulip continues with The Dragon’s Gate by Barry Wolverton, illus. by Dave Stevenson (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-222193-3), ages 8–12.

Head of Zeus

Ravenmaster Trilogy offers These Dark Wings by John Owen Theobald (Oct. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78497-436-7), ages 8–12.

Heyday Kids

Running Wild by Elaine Miller Bond (Oct. 3, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-59714-364-6). Photos of wild animals accompany text inviting kids to enjoy the natural world. Ages up to 3.

The Horribly Hungry Gingerbread Boy: A San Francisco Story by Elisa Klevan (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-1-59714-352-3). When a girl bakes a treat to bring to school, it leaps out of her lunchbox and gobbles everything in sight. Ages 4–8.

Holiday House

Cat on the Bus by Aram Kim (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3647-7). This nearly wordless book introduces a stray cat in search of food, shelter, and love. Ages 3–6.

Crash! The Cat by David McPhail (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3649-1). After wreaking havoc throughout the house, a beloved pet cat finally puts his energy to good use. Ages 3–6.

Odd Socks by Michelle Robinson, illus. by Rebecca Ashdown (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3659-0). In this love story, two socks do their best to stick together. Ages 3–6.

Grow! Raise! Catch! How We Get Our Food by Shelley Rotner (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3643-9). Photos illustrate this look at the farm-to-table process. Ages 4–7.

Look Up! by Jung Jin-Ho (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3652-1). A wheelchair-bound girl looks down from her balcony at passersby, urging them to “Look up!” Ages 4–8.

Pizza-Pie Snowman by Valeri Gorbachev (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3654-5). On his way to pick up a pizza, Pinky becomes covered in snow and is mistaken for a snowman. Ages 4–8.

Polka Dots for Poppy by Amy Schwartz (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3431-2). When sisters go shopping, each hoping to create a distinctive look, they end up working together. Ages 4–8.

The Sleeping Gypsy by Mordicai Gerstein (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-2142-8) is a tale inspired by the characters in Henri Rousseau’s painting of the same name. Ages 4–8.

Circles by David A. Adler, designed and illus. by Edward Miller (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3642-2). This introduction to the geometry of circles includes activities. Ages 6–10.

Me First! Prefixes Lead the Way by Robin Pulver, illus. by Lynn Rowe Reed (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3644-6). A classroom lesson on leadership gets a boost from prefixes. Ages 6–10.

Squirrel in the House by Vivian Vande Velde, illus. by Steve Björkman (Aug. 30, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3633-0). Squirrel turns a family gathering upside-down. Ages 6–10.

Clayton Stone, Facing Off by Ena Jones (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3648-4). Clayton goes undercover for an assignment in this sequel to Clayton Stone, At Your Service. Ages 8–10.

27 Magic Words by Sharelle Byars Moranville (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3657-6). An imaginative girl reconciles her fantasies with reality in this novel about facing the future. Ages 8–12.

Writing with Rosie: You Can Write a Story Too by Patricia Reilly Giff (Aug. 30, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3656-9). Giff shares tips about writing and anecdotes from her life. Ages 8–12.

Brown v. Board of Education: A Fight for Simple Justice by Susan Goldman Rubin (Aug. 30, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3646-0) explains this Supreme Court decision. Ages 10–up.

Vietnam: A History of the War by Russell Freedman (Aug. 30, hardcover, $20, ISBN 978-0-8234-3658-3) offers an account of this controversial war. Ages 10–up.

Hidden by Miriam Halahmy (Sept. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3694-1). After finding an injured illegal immigrant on an island off England’s coast, a girl faces a moral dilemma. Ages 12–up.

Kingdom of Ash and Briars by Hannah West (Aug. 30, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3651-4). A kitchen maid lands in a fairytale gone wrong when she finds she has magic in her blood. Ages 12–up.


I Like to Read gains Pete Likes Bunny by Emily Arnold McCully (Aug. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3653-8), Pug by Ethan Long (Aug. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3645-3), and Up by Joe Cepeda (Aug. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3655-2), ages 4–8. And The Devil’s Intern welcomes The Devil’s Banshee by Donna Hosie (Sept. 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3650-7), ages 15–up.

Home Grown


Mini Museum presents What Do You See? by Kyla Ryman, illus. by Wangechi Mutu (Sept. 6, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-9970587-0-3), ages up to 6. And Air by Kyla Ryman, illus. by Nathalie Trovato (Sept. 6, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-9970587-1-0), is a new Toddler title, ages up to 6.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Before Morning by Joyce Sidman, illus. by Beth Krommes (Oct. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-547-97917-5). A child’s wish for a snow day comes true. Ages 4–7.

Before You by Rebecca Doughty (Dec. 27, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-544-46317-2) celebrates the power of love. Ages 4–7.

Dinosaurs in Disguise by Stephen Krensky, illus. by Lynn Munsinger (Nov. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-47271-6). A boy reimagines the modern world with dinosaurs in hiding. Ages 4–7.

Faraway Fox by Jolene Thompson, illus. by Justin Thompson (Sept. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-70711-5). Walking through a strange cityscape, Fox thinks of the verdant landscape of old. Ages 4–7.

Henry & Leo by Pamela Zagarenski (Oct. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-64811-1). When Henry and Leo, his stuffed toy and best friend, are separated, can Leo find his way back home? Ages 4–7.

Hooray for Today! by Brian Won (Sept. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-74803-3). Owl’s friends are too sleepy to play with him at nighttime, but sunrise brings a friendly surprise. Ages 4–7.

Real Cowboys by Kate Hoefler, illus. by Jonathan Bean. (Oct. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-14892-5) depicts a West that remakes the myth of rough-riding cowboys and cowgirls. Ages 4–7.

Stowaway in a Sleigh by Roger Mader (Oct. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-48174-9). A curious cat finds herself on an unexpected trip in this Christmas tale. Ages 4–7.

Waiting for Snow by Marsha Diane Arnold, illus. by Renata Liwska (Nov. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-544-41687-1). Impatient Badger learns that there’s no trick to making it snow. Ages 4–7.

When the World Is Dreaming by Rita Gray, illus. by Kenard Pak (Sept. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-58262-0), reveals animals’ real-life resting places and their extraordinary dreams. Ages 4–7.

Animals by the Numbers: A Book of Infographics by Steve Jenkins (Nov. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-63092-5) pairs zoological info with cut-paper art and computer graphics. Ages 6–9.

Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White by Melissa Sweet (Oct. 4, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-544-31959-2). This illustrated biography includes an afterword by White’s granddaughter. Ages 7–10.

Bridge to the Wild: Behind the Scenes at the Zoo by Caitlin O’Connell, photos by Timothy Rodwell (Aug. 2, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-544-27739-7), offers an inside look at the lives of Zoo Atlanta residents and the work of their caretakers. Ages 10–12.

The Friendship Experiment by Erin Teagan (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-63622-4). Maddie finally starts making friends in middle school—until they read her secret notebook. Ages 10–12.

Isabella for Real by Margie Palatini, illus. by LeUyen Pham (Oct. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-14846-8). After Isabella becomes a YouTube sensation in a documentary about her family, she needs to find a way to tell everyone the truth. Ages 10–12.

Midnight Without a Moon by Linda Williams Jackson (Jan. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-78510-6) blends a fictional portrait of an African-American family and actual events from the racially charged 1955 Emmett Till trial in Mississippi. Ages 10–12.

Ever the Hunted: A Clash of Kingdoms Novel by Erin Summerill (Dec. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-66445-6). In a world of warring kingdoms, mad kings, and dark magic, Britta embarks on a quest to find her father’s murderer. Ages 12–up.

Flip the Bird by Kym Brunner (Nov. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-80085-4). What happens when an aspiring falconer falls for a girl who belongs to a fanatical animal-rights group? Ages 12–up.

Girl on a Plane by Miriam Moss (Sept. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-78399-7). Inspired by events in Moss’s life, this tells of a teen whose plane is hijacked by Palestinian terrorists. Ages 12–up.

Girls Like Me by Lola St. Vil (Oct. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-70674-3). A girl coping with various issues stars in this novel about teen angst, online anonymity, and young romance. Ages 12–up.

Gutless by Carl Deuker (Sept. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-64961-3). Can Brock face his fears and prove to himself that he’s brave enough to stand up to a bullying football teammate? Ages 12–up.

Looking Back: A Book of Memories by Lois Lowry (Sept. 6, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-544-80796-9). Alice Hoffman contributes an introduction to this new edition of Lowry’s memoir. Ages 12–up.

Wax by Gina Damico (Aug. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-63315-5). In a Vermont candle factory, a teen finds wax figures—one of which springs to life and helps her uncover an evil plot. Ages 12–up.

The Way Things Work Now by David Macaulay (Oct. 4, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-0-544-82438-6) updates the The New Way Things Work to include recent developments in technology. Ages 12–up.

Lost Stars by Lisa Selin Davis (Oct. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-78506-9). A science nerd falls in with her late older sister’s partying friends until a new boy helps her find her true self. Ages 14–up.

Speed of Life by J.M. Kelly (Oct. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-74782-1). Will Crystal follow her college dreams or honor the big promise she made to her twin sister? Ages 14–up.


Go! by Laura Ljungkvist (Oct. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-57042-9) is a new Search and Spot Book, ages 3–7. Very Little welcomes Very Little Sleeping Beauty by Teresa Heapy, illus. by Sue Heap (Nov. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-28279-7), ages 4–7. Mr. Putter & Tabby return in Mr. Putter & Tabby Hit the Slope by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Arthur Howard (Sept. 13, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-15-206427-3), ages 6–9. The Case of the Secret Tunnel by Holly Webb, illus. by Marion Lindsay (Sept. 13, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-544-81554-4), joins The Mysteries of Maisie Hitchins, ages 7–10. And Scientists in the Field releases Crow Smarts: Inside the Brain of the World’s Brightest Bird by Pamela S. Turner, photos by Andy Comins (Aug. 2, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-544-41619-2); and Mission to Pluto: The First Visit to an Ice Dwarf and the Kuiper Belt by Mary Kay Carson, photos by Tom Uhlman (Jan. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-41671-0), ages 10–12.


Annabelle at the South Pole (Oct. 4, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-547-90704-8) and Mitchell on the Moon (Oct. 4, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-547-90703-1) by R.W. Alley. Siblings star in these seasonal tales celebrating the power of imagination. Ages 4–7.

It Is Not Time for Sleeping by Lisa Graff, illus. by Lauren Castillo (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-31930-1). At bedtime, a boy is not ready to sleep. Ages 4–7.

Rabbit Magic by Meg McLaren (Jan. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-78469-7). When a magic trick goes awry, a magician becomes a rabbit while his rabbit assistant, Houdini, takes over. Ages 4–7.

Swallow the Leader by Danna Smith, illus. by Kevin Sherry (Sept. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-10518-8). In this counting tale, fish play follow the leader as a shark lurks nearby. Ages 4–7.

Miss Muffet, or What Came After by Marilyn Singer, illus. by David Litchfield (Sept. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-547-90566-2), reimagines the tale of this girl and her spider pal. Ages 6–9.

Hercufleas by Sam Gayton (Oct. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-63620-0). To protect her village from a giant, Greta recruits a young flea who is certain he’s destined for greatness. Ages 10–12.

I Am Drums by Mike Grosso (Sept. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-70710-8). Drums sound constantly in Sam’s head, and she’d do anything to play them out loud. Ages 10–12.

Let Your Voice Be Heard: The Life and Times of Pete Seeger by Anita Silvey (Aug. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-547-33012-9) is a biography of this folk musician and activist. Ages 10–12.

Revenge of the Green Banana by Jim Murphy (Jan. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-78677-6). An underachiever and troublemaker plans a prank to embarrass his mean teacher. Ages 10–12.

Flicker and Mist by Mary G. Thompson (Jan. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-64840-1). A girl who can become invisible encounters romance, shifting loyalties, and tough decisions. Ages 12–up.

Florence Nightingale: The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse by Catherine Reef (Nov. 8, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-544-53580-0) is a biography of this legendary nurse. Ages 12–up.

Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall (Jan. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-73651-1). A teen with agoraphobia and OCD struggles to find the strength to face her demons. Ages 12–up.

The Bad Decisions Playlist by Michael Rubens (Aug. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-09667-7). Austin’s musician father, who is allegedly dead, reappears and drags Austin into his music-biz orbit. Ages 14–up.

Factory Girl by Josanne La Valley (Jan. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-69947-2). Working in a factory to save her family’s farm, a Uyghur teen endures degrading conditions and discrimination. Ages 14–up.


The Carver Chronicles adds Trouble Next Door by Karen English, illus. by Laura Freeman (Dec. 6, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-544-80127-1), ages 6–9. And Agatha Parrot returns in Agatha Parrot and the Heart of Mud by Kjartan Poskitt, illus. by Wes Hargis (Dec. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-50876-7), ages 7–10.


Extraordinary October by Diana Wagman (Oct. 11, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-63246-036-3; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-63246-037-0). October is an ordinary girl—except she’s destined to be the future Queen of the Fairies and Trolls. Ages 12–up.



Tales from the Chinese Zodiac offers The Year of the Rooster by Oliver Chin, illus. by Juan Calle (Dec. 13, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-59702-125-8), ages 3–up.

Indiana Univ.

But What If There’s No Chimney? by Emily Weisner Thompson and Mandy Hussey, illus. by Kate Lampe (Oct. 3, hardcover, $12, ISBN 978-0-253-02392-6). Since Ben’s new house has no chimney, how will Santa get into his house to deliver gifts? Ages 3–7.


Sadie McGrady Runs for President by Mary Parry (Oct. 4, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-942645-15-3). A girl running for U.S. President discovers how to run a campaign and become a leader. Ages 4–8.


It’s All Fun and Games by Dave Barrett (Aug. 2, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-941758-81-6). Six friends cross into a dangerous fantasy world while taking part in a game of live-action roleplaying. Ages 12–17.

Insight Editions

D Is for Destiny by Bungie (Oct. 4, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-60887-907-6). This bedtime alphabet book based on Bungie’s Destiny game travels through the solar system. Ages 3–up.

Insight Editions/Incredibuilds


IncrediBuilds introduces 10 book-and-model sets, including Star Wars: Millennium Falcon by Michael Kogge (Oct. 4, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68298-010-1; paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68298-034-7), ages 8–up; Paris: Eiffel Tower by Amy Sterling Casil (Oct. 4, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-68298-020-0), ages 10–up; and Harry Potter: Aragog by Jody Revenson (Oct. 18, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68298-022-4; paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68298-037-8), ages 12–up.

Insight Editions/Insight Kids

Sun and Moon Sisters by Khoa Le (Oct. 11, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-60887-732-4). Calamity ensues when Sun and Moon, jealous and quarreling sisters, switch roles. Ages 4–up.

My Mega Monsterpedia by Catherine Leblanc, illus. by Roland Garrigue (Sept. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-60887-709-6). This follow-up to How to Mash Monsters presents an alphabetical roundup of monsters and villains. Ages 6–up.

Kung Fu Panda: The Scroll of the Masters: An Explore-and-Create Activity Book and Play Set by Richard Hamilton (Oct. 18, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-60887-893-2) compiles info on the world of Kung Fu Panda and its characters, plus punch-out figures and activities. Ages 8–up.

Insight Editions/Mandala


Sita’s Fire Trilogy introduces Shadows of the Sun Dynasty: An Illustrated Series Based on the Ramayana by Vrinda Sheth, illus. by Anna Johansson (Aug. 9, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-1-60887-871-0), ages 12–up.


Hold by Rachel Davidson Leigh (Oct. 20, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-945053-09-2). After his sister’s death, a teen discovers he suddenly has the power to stop time. Ages 14–up.


Halfway Wild by Laura Freudig, illus. by Kevin Barry (Sept. 22, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-934031-48-3). A family’s feelings and moods are imagined through animal traits and behaviors. Ages 4–8.

N Is for New Hampshire by Rebecca Rule, photos by Scott Snyder (Nov. 3, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-934031-68-1), is an alphabet book spotlighting the sights and history of this state. Ages 6–10.


The Five Stones Trilogy wraps up with The Kinfolk by G.A. Morgan (Oct. 25, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-934031-82-7), ages 10–up.

Jolly Fish


Monster or Die gains From the Grave by Cynthia Reeg (Oct. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-63163-094-1), ages 9–12. Snow Fright by Amie Borst and Bethanie Borst (Oct. 4, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-63163-090-3) joins Scarily Ever Laughter, ages 9–12. Dimensions in Death presents Fatal Green by the Brothers Washburn (Sept. 20, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63163 -034-7), ages 12–up. Contribute by Kristy Acevedo (Jan. 24, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63163-098-9) is a new Holo title, ages 12–up. The Niuhi Shark Saga offers One Truth, No Lie by Lehua Parker (Nov. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-63163-102-3), ages 12–up. And The Time Shift Trilogy continues with The Black Tempest by Ryan Dalton (Jan. 10, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63163-106-1), ages 12–up.

Kane Miller

Kooky Crumbs: Poems in Praise of Dizzy Days by J. Patrick Lewis, illus. by Mary Uhles (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-371-6) celebrates silly holidays. All ages.

I Want to Be a Lion Tamer (Sept. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-405-8) and I Want to Be an Astronaut (Sept. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-406-5) by Ruby Brown, illus. by Alisa Coburn, showcase career options. Ages 2–5.

Who’s Next? by Anton Poitier, illus. by Sophia Touliatou (Sept. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-533-8). Animals star in this guessing-game follow-up to Who’s Ready to Play? Ages 2–6.

What Will Danny Do Today? by Pippa Goodhart, illus. by Sam Usher (Sept. 1, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-512-3). Readers help Danny decide what he’ll do during a busy day. Ages 3–7.

Albert and Little Henry by Jez Alborough (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-476-8). No longer a puppy, Albert learns to love his new baby brother. Ages 4–8.

Astronaut Academy by Steve Martin, illus. by Jennifer Farley (Sept. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-470-6) provides training for kids to become astronauts on a mission to Mars. Ages 4–8.

The River by Patricia Hegarty, illus. by Hanako Clulow (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-468-3). A fish explores a river in this story featuring a die-cut lenticular window. Ages 4–8.

Too Many Questions! by Kathryn Dennis (Sept. 1, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-460-7). Inquisitive Mouse discovers a magical place with answers to all his questions: the library. Ages 4–up.

My First Kitten (Sept. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-517-8) and My First Puppy (Sept. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-516-1) by Lisa Chimes, illus. by Tina Burke, offer stories and tips for young pet owners. Ages 5–9.

Where’s Will: Find Shakespeare Hidden in His Plays by Anna Claybourne, illus. by Tilly (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-407-2), challenges kids to spot the Bard in scenes from 10 plays. Ages 7–11.

Brain Twisters: The Science of Thinking & Feeling by Clive Gifford and Anil Seth (Sept. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-471-3) compiles tricks and neuroscience information. Ages 10–up.


Under the Sea by Maxine Davenport and Cindy Roberts (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-513-0) joins First Frieze, ages up to 2. Little Red Penguin by Angela Muss offers Colors (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-425-6), Numbers (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-428-7), Shapes (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-426-3), and Words (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-427-0), ages 1–3. Carron Brown’s Shine-a-light illuminates The Human Body, illus. by Rachael Saunders (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-465-2); and Secrets of Animal Camouflage, illus. by Wesley Robins (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-466-9), ages 4–8. And new Billie B. Mysteries are Stolen Stash (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-463-8) and Treasure Hunt (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-464-5) by Sally Rippin, illus. by Aki Fukuoka, ages 6–9.

Susannah McFarlane’s EJ12: Girl Hero debuts with Hot & Cold (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-381-5), Jump Start (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-382-2), In the Dark (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-383-9), and Rocky Road (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-384-6), ages 7–10. Wheelnuts! by Knife & Packer rolls to a finish with Space Mash (Sept. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-397-6), Deep-sea Dash (Sept. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-398-3), and Rain Forest Rumble (Sept. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-399-0), ages 7–10. Little Entrepreneurs picks up Create Your Own Boutique (Sept. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-440-9) and Create Your Own Pizzeria (Sept. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-439-3) by Gina Samba, illus. by Marta Dansa, ages 8–11. And comprising Kate Forsyth’s The Impossible Quest are Escape from Wolfhaven Castle (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-414-0), Wolves of the Witchwood (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-415-7), The Beast of Blackmoor Bog (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-416-4), The Drowned Kingdom (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-417-1), and Battle of the Heroes (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-418-8), ages 9–13.

Kane Press

Series in Spanish

Ratón Matemático (Mouse Math) offers 16 titles, among them Alberto comienza la escuela (Albert Starts School) by Eleanor May (Aug. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-57565-882-7), Alberto lleva la cuenta (Albert Keeps Score) by Daphne Skinner (Aug. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-57565-874-2), and Reguero de ratón (A Mousy Mess) by Laura Driscoll (Aug. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-57565-898-8), all trans. by Madelca Domínguez and illus. by Deborah Melmon, ages 4–6.

Karadi Tales


Farmer Falgu stars in Farmer Falgu Goes on a Trip by Chitra Soundar, illus. by Kanika Nair (Sept. 13, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-81-8190-311-2), ages 3–8.


Chasing Butterflies by Amir Abrams (Sept. 27, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7582-9482-1). After the father who raised her dies, Nia meets her biological father, an ex-gang member. Ages 14–up.

The Form of Things Unknown by Robin Bridges (Aug. 30, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4967-0356-9). Performing in a Shakespearen play, Natalie tries to escape the shadows of her past as she falls in with a group of partying girls. Ages 14–up.


Throwback Diaries gains Dear Yvette by Ni-Ni Simone (Nov. 29, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7582-8776-2), ages 14–up.

Kids Can

Lucy and Company by Marianne Dubuc (Sept. 6, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77138-662-3). Short tales follow the adventures of a girl and her four animal friends. Ages 2–5.

The Branch by Mireille Messier, illus. by Pierre Pratt (Sept. 6, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77138-564-0). Ages 3–7. A girl and her neighbor transform a broken branch, giving it a new purpose. Ages 3–7.

Maggie McGillicuddy’s Eye for Trouble by Susan Hughes, illus. by Brooke Kerrigan (Oct. 4, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77138-291-5). Charlie’s alert neighbor saves him from trouble. Ages 3–7.

A Squiggly Story by Andrew Larsen, illus. by Mike Lowery (Sept. 6, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77138-016-4). An older sister helps a boy write a story in this book saluting self-expression. Ages 3–7.

The Day I Became a Bird by Ingrid Chabbert, illus. by Raúl Nieto Guridi (Sept. 6, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77138-621-0). A boy dons feathers to impress a bird-obsessed girl. Ages 4–7.

The Pruwahaha Monster by Jean-Paul Mulders, illus. by Jacques Maes and Lise Braekers (Oct. 4, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-77138-566-4). As a boy’s father relays a story about a hungry monster, illustrations reveal what’s really going on. Ages 4–7.

Metropolis by Benoit Tardif (Oct. 4, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77138-721-7) is a guide to iconic landmarks, pastimes, and natural wonders of 32 major metropolises worldwide. Ages 4–8.

Canada Year by Year by Elizabeth MacLeod, illus. by Sydney Smith (Oct. 4, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-77138-397-4), spotlights a milestone for each year since Canada’s founding in 1867. Ages 8–12.

Inside Your Insides: A Guide to the Microbes That Call You Home by Claire Eamer, illus. by Marie-Eve Tremblay (Sept. 6, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77138-332-5), examines the microbes that inhabit our bodies. Ages 8–12.

Monster Science: Could Monsters Survive (and Thrive!) in the Real World? by Helaine Becker, illus. by Phil McAndrew (Sept. 6, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77138-054-6), showcases six types of monsters, including vampires, zombies, and werewolves. Ages 8–12.

Memoirs of a Sidekick by David Skuy (Oct. 4, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77138-568-8). A social underdog becomes the school’s unlikely hero simply by being himself. Ages 9–12.


Head to Tail welcomes Ocean Animals from Head to Tail by Stacey Roderick, illus. by Kwanchai Moriya (Sept. 6, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77138-345-5), ages 3–7. CitizenKid continues with On Our Way to Oyster Bay: Mother Jones and Her March for Children’s Rights by Monica Kulling, illus. by Felicita Sala (Sept. 6, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77138-325-7), ages 6–9. And Three Thieves adds The Iron Hand by Scott Chantler (Oct. 4, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77138-052-2; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-77138-053-9), ages 9–12.


Burt’s Way Home by John Martz (Sept. 13, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-927668-37-5). After a cosmic accident strands him on earth, can a bluebird who’s an intergalactic time traveler get home? Ages 3–5.


Jerry’s Mystery by W.W. Rowe (Aug. 7, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-936012-70-1). Jealousy, betrayal, and bad blood enter Jerry’s life through the slick new guy in seventh grade. Ages 11–13.

Laurence King

The Amazing Animal Adventure: An Around-the-World Spotting Expedition by Anna Claybourne, illus. by Brendan Kearney (Aug. 23, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-78067-845-0), showcases animals in 21 locales across the globe. Ages 6–10.

Arnold’s Extraordinary Art Museum by Catherine Ingram, illus. by Jim Stoten (Oct. 11, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-78067-863-4). A boy leads pals through his imaginary museum. Ages 7–11.

Art Play by Marion Deuchars (Nov. 8, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-78067-877-1) offers art-oriented activities and games to encourage artistic ability and confidence. Ages 7–11.

Vincent’s Starry Night and Other Stories: A Children’s History of Art by Michael Bird, illus. by Kate Evans (Aug. 9, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-78067-615-9), offers 70 tales about artists and their work. Ages 9–13.

Leaf Storm

Nickel by Robert Wilder (Sept. 13, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-9970207-0-0). Coy deals with a mother in rehab, an inept stepfather, and a best friend with a mysterious illness. Ages 14–up.


Stealing Indians by John Smelcer (Aug. 9, paper, $13.95, ISBN 978-1-935248-82-8). Four American Indian teens forge a friendship that helps them survive forced institutionalization. Ages 12–up.

Lee & Low

Rainbow Weaver/Tejedora del Arcoris by Linda Elovitz Marshall, illus. by Elisa Chavarri (Sept. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-89239-374-9). A Mayan girl creatively repurposes plastic bags. Ages 6–9.

Growing Peace: A Story of Farming, Music, and Religious Harmony by Richard Sobol (Oct. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-60060-450-8). This photoessay focuses on Jewish, Muslim, and Christian families in a Ugandan village who learned to live and work together peacefully. Ages 7–12.

Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World About Kindness by Donna Janell Bowman, illus. by Daniel Minter (Oct. 15, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-148-9), is a biography of William “Doc” Key, a former slave and self-trained veterinarian who taught his horse to read, write, and do math, and advocated for the humane treatment of animals. Ages 7–12.

The Three Lucys by Hayan Charara, illus. by Sara Kahn (Sept. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-60060-998-5). A Lebanese boy mourns the loss of a beloved cat in an attack on his village. Ages 7–12.

The School the Aztec Eagles Built by Dorinda Makanaonalani Nicholson (Oct. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-60060-440-9) tells of the Aztec Eagles, Mexico’s WWII Air Force squadron, and the school built to honor one of its sergeants. Ages 8–12.

Shame the Stars by Guadalupe Garcia McCall (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-278-3). In this reimagining of Romeo and Juliet set on the Texas-Mexico border in 1915, Joaquín and Dulceña try to maintain a secret romance. Ages 12–18.

Lemniscaat USA

Little Kong by Freya Hartas (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-935954-47-7). A saucy girl sent to an island to learn some manners befriends a big blue ape. Ages 3–8.

Flea and Spikey by Pieter Koolwijk, illus. by Linde Faas (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-935954-20-0). Life improves for constantly bullied Floyd when a new girl befriends him. Ages 8–12.

The Big L Hotel by Sjoerd Kuyper, trans. by Nancy Forest-Flier (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-935954-42-2). While their father recovers from a heart attack, siblings find a way to keep their financially troubled family hotel open. Ages 14–18.

The Castrato by Joyce Pool (Nov. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-935954-41-5). In 1698 Florence, Angelo pays a price for his beautiful voice as he falls into the cut-throat world of music and politics. Ages 15–18.

Currents: A Novel by Eva Moraal (Oct. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-935954-38-5). Encroaching water divides a country and two teens in love in this dystopian novel. Ages 15–18.


A Spy Called James: The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double Agent by Anne Rockwell, illus. by Floyd Cooper (Nov. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4677-4933-6), profiles this slave who spied for George Washington’s army. Ages 7–11.

The Secret of Goldenrod by Jane O’Reilly (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-0135-6). After moving into an abandoned old mansion, Trina finds a porcelain doll that talks. Ages 8–12.

Top Prospect by Paul Volponi (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4677-9433-6). A college football coach offers Travis a spot on the team and a scholarship—if he gets through high school. Ages 9–15.

Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story by Caren Stelson (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4677-8903-5) tells the true story of a girl who survived the bombing of Nagasaki. Ages 10–18.


Chris Monroe’s Monkey with a Tool Belt returns in Monkey with a Tool Belt and the Maniac Muffins (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4677-2155-4), ages 4–8. Dino-Racing by Lisa Wheeler, illus. by Barry Gott (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-0314-5), is a new Dino title, ages 5–9. Lug is back in Blast from the North by David Zeltser (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-0641-2), ages 8–12. And Master Diplexito and Mr. Scant welcomes The Thief’s Apprentice by Bryan Methods (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-0579-8), ages 10–14.

Lerner/Carolrhoda Lab

Naked ‘76 by Kevin Brooks (Sept. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-0418-0). In 1976 London, the success of their punk band strains the love relationship between two bandmates. Ages 14–18.

Wired Man and Other Freaks of Nature by Sashi Kaufman (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4677-8563-1). A partially deaf, insecure boy feels abandoned by his best friend in this story about the shifting dynamics of friendships. Ages 14–18.

The Stand-In by Steve Bloom (Oct. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-1023-5). A boy sells his escort services to rich parents who want their daughters to attend school social events. Ages 13–18.


Into the Dark winds to a close in The Immortal Throne by Bree Despain (Oct. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-0583-5), ages 12–18. Incognita by Kristen Lippert-Martin joins Tabula Rasa Saga (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-0577-4), ages 12–18. And Quarantine greets The Giant by Lex Thomas (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-0103-5), ages 14–18.

Lerner/Darby Creek


Mallory is back in High Five, Mallory! by Laurie Friedman, illus. by Jennifer Kalis (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-4677-5030-1), ages 7–11. World of Stories offers five volumes, all illus. by Francesca Greenwood, including Fire and Ice: Stories of Winter from Around the World by Lari Don (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-1345-8) and Ghosts and Goblins: Scary Stories from Around the World by Maggie Pearson (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-1339-7), ages 7–12. The Secret of the Puzzle Box by Penny Warner (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-0307-7) joins The Code Busters Club, ages 8–12. Atlas of Cursed Places presents Breakdown (Oct. 1, hardcover, $26.65, ISBN 978-1-5124-1323-6; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-1347-2) and The Gateway by Kathryn J. Beherns (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-1353-3); Deadman Anchor by K.R. Coleman (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-1349-6); and Director’s Cut (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-1351-9), Radioactive (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-1355-7), and Skeleton Tower (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-1357-1) by Vanessa Acton, ages 11–18. New Bounce novels by Patrick Jones are At the Center (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-1206-2), On Guard (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-1207-9), Pass It Forward (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-1209-3), and To the Point (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-1208-6), ages 11–18. And The Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair continues with A Twist of Fate by Laurie Friedman, illus. by Natasha Shaloshvili (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-4677-8590-7), ages 10–15.

Lerner/Graphic Universe


Cici: A Fairy’s Tale gains Truth in Sight by Cori Doerrfeld, illus. by Tyler Page (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-1156-0), ages 7–11. His Royal Majesty of the Mushrooms by Katherine Ferrier and Florian Ferrier (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-1154-6) checks into Hotel Strange, ages 7–11. And The Stone Man Mysteries debuts with Stone Cold by Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple, illus. by Orion Zangara (Oct. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-1155-3), ages 12–18.

Lerner/Hungry Tomato


Animal Bests by John Farndon, illus. by Cristina Portolano, picks up Amazing Land Animals (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-1169-0), Incredible Bugs (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-1166-9), Marine Superstars (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-1168-3), and Remarkable Birds (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-1167-6), ages 8–12. Gareth Moore’s Brain Game Treasure Hunts adds Jungle Puzzles (Nov. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-1175-1), Ocean Puzzles (Nov. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-1177-5), Pyramid Puzzles (Nov. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-1176-8), and Space Puzzles (Nov. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-1174-4), ages 8–12. How to Live Like... by John Farndon picks up How to Live Like a Caribbean Pirate, illus. by Tatio Viana (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-1162-1), How to Live Like a Samurai Warrior, illus. by Amerigo Pinelli (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-1163-8); How to Live Like an Aztec Priest, illus. by Giuliano Aloisi (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-1165-2); and How to Live Like an Egyptian Mummy Maker, illus. by Maurizio Campidelli (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-1164-5), ages 8–12. Stickmen’s Guides to This Incredible Earth issues four titles by Catherine Chambers, illus. by Paul John de Quay and Venitia Dean, among them Stickmen’s Guide to Earth’s Atmosphere in Layers (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-1181-2) and Stickmen’s Guide to Oceans in Layers (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-1180-5), ages 8–12. And the four additions to Rob Ives’s Tabletop Wars, illus. by de Quay, include Break the Siege: Make Your Own Catapults (Nov. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-1172-0) and Ready, Aim, Launch! Make Your Own Small Launchers (Nov. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-1173-7), ages 8–12.


Plants Can’t Sit Still by Rebecca E. Hirsch, illus. by Mia Posada (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4677-8031-5), reveals the various ways plants move. Ages 5–10.

Mind-Boggling Numbers by Michael J. Rosen, illus. by Julia Patton (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4677-3489-9), shares 12 scenarios relating to weight, volume, and distance. Ages 7–11.

The Alligator’s Smile: And Other Poems by Jane Yolen, photos by Jason Stemple (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4677-5575-7), rounds up poems about alligators. Ages 8–12.

Like a Bird: The Art of the American Slave Song by Cynthia Grady, illus. by Michele Wood (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4677-8550-1), collects lyrics and music for 13 songs. Ages 8–12.

50 American Heroes Every Kid Should Meet, 2nd Revised Edition by Dennis Denenberg and Lorraine Roscoe (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-1328-1). This updated version of profiles of 50 inspiring Americans includes 10 new heroes. Ages 11–18.


Poetry Adventures features Underneath My Bed: List Poems by Brian P. Cleary, illus. by Richard Watson (Nov. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-5124-1210-9), ages 7–11.

Little Bee

Ten Little Toes, Two Small Feet by Kristy Dempsey, illus. by Jane Massey (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0236-8). Toddlers’ toes wiggle and wobble throughout a day. Ages 3–6.

You Poked My Heart! by Brandy Cooke, illus. by Laura Logan (Dec. 6, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0310-5). What happens when two puppies get balloons—and one pops? Ages 3–6.

The Black and White Factory by Eric Telchin, illus. by Diego Funck (Aug. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0277-1). A color explosion occurs at a factory making black and white items. Ages 4–8.

Eddie the Bully by Henry Cole (Aug. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0181-1). When Carla the pig joins the class, her kindness inspires a bullying chicken to be nice. Ages 4–8.

Fancy Party Gowns: The Story of Ann Cole Lowe by Deborah Blumenthal, illus. by Laura Freeman (Jan. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0239-9), spotlights this African-American fashion designer. Ages 4–8.

If Snowflakes Tasted Like Fruitcake by Stacey Previn (Sept. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0180-4) imagines what would happen if snowflakes tasted like various foods. Ages 4–8.

Love You Too by Alastair Heim, illus. by Alisa Coburn (Dec. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0174-3). This call-and-response tale chronicles a day shared by a father and daughter. Ages 4–8.

The Nutcracker by Grace Maccarone, illus. by Célia Chauffrey (Sept. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0281-8), adapts and illustrates this holiday classic. Ages 4–8.

Wake Up, City! by Erica Silverman, illus. by Laure Fournier (Aug. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0173-6). Walking to school, a girl and her father witness the city waking up. Ages 4–8.

Mechanica by Lance Balchin (Aug. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0343-3) introduces human-created life forms in a future fantasy world. Ages 8–12.


Blast Back! explores The Titanic (Aug. 30, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0273-3) and World War II (Aug. 30, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0275-7) by Nancy Ohlin, illus. by Adam Larkum, ages 7–10. New Sago Mini titles are Cozy Christmas (Sept. 20, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0324-2), Jinja’s Surprise! (Sept. 20, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-78370-710-2), and More Hugs! (Dec. 6, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0326-6) by Sago Mini, ages 2–4. And Tales of Sasha by Alexa Pearl, illus. by Paco Sordo, launches with The Big Secret (Jan. 3, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0389-1) and Journey Beyond the Trees (Jan. 3, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0391-4), ages 6–8.

Little Island

Thin Ice by Mikael Engström, trans. by Susan Beard (Sept. 28, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-908195-00-5). Forced from his aunt’s home, Mik also leaves behind his new friends in northern Sweden. Ages 12–up.

No Heroes by Anna Seidl, trans. by Siobhán Parkinson (Oct. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-910411-32-2). Miriam’s life shatters when a schoolmate opens fire, killing her boyfriend and others. Ages 14–up.

Little Pickle

The Treasure of Barracuda by Llanos Martinez Campos, illus. by Julia Sarda (Oct. 11, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-939775-14-6). A cabin boy on a pirate ship searches for hidden treasure. Ages 8–12.

Always Willa: Roar Like A Girl by Coleen Murtagh Paratore (Aug. 9, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-939775-07-8) debuts a trilogy about the heroine from the Wedding Planner’s Daughter series. Ages 9–13.

Little, Brown

Be Who You Are by Todd Parr (Oct. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-26523-2). This book about acceptance reminds kids that their unique traits make them so special. Ages 3-6.

Refuge by Anne Booth (Oct. 18, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-316-36172-9) tells of Mary and Joseph’s journey through the desert, fleeing Herod’s soldiers to find a safe place for Jesus’ birth. Ages 4-8.

The Darkest Dark by Colonel Chris Hadfield and Kate Fillion, illus. by Eric Fan and Terry Fan (Sept. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-39472-7), reveals how, as a boy, future astronaut Hadfield loved rockets and planets, but had to conquer his fear of the dark. Ages 4-8.

My Washington, D.C. by Kathy Jakobsen (Sept. 6, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-12612-0) features paintings of this city’s landmarks and landscapes. Ages 4-8.

Love Matters Most by Mij Kelly and Gerry Turley (Dec. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-54311-8). A polar bear traverses frozen terrain in search of her lost cub. Ages 4-8.

One Minute Till Bedtime: 60-Second Poems to Send You Off to Sleep by Kenn Nesbitt, illus. by Christoph Niemann (Nov. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-316-634121-9), compiles brief poems by Jack Prelutsky, Jon Scieszka, Mary Ann Hoberman, Nikki Grimes, Jane Yolen, and others. Ages 4-8.

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe (Oct. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-21388-2-) spotlights the boyhood of this collage-style artist. Ages 4-8.

When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin (Oct. 4, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-12592-5). After her grandmother is kidnapped, Pinmei journeys to find the object that will save her. Ages 8-12.

The Adventurer’s Guide to Succesful Escapes by Wade Albert White (Sept. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-30528-0). In this series launch, a girl leaves Saint Lupin’s Institute for Perpetually Wicked and Hideously Unattractive Children and launches a dangerous quest. Ages 8-12.

The Secret Keepers by Trenton Lee Stewart, illus. by Diana Sudyka (September 27, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-38955-6). After discovering an antique watch with the power to turn him invisible, Reuben is determined to unravel the mysteries surrounding the timepiece. Ages 8-12.

The Sweetest Sound by Sherri Winston (Jan. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-26588-1). Can a shy girl with a beautiful singing voice break out of her shell and step into the spotlight? Ages 8-12.

Peter Powers and His Not-So-Super Powers (Oct. 11, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-316-35932-0) and Peter Powers and the Rowdy Robot Raiders (Dec. 6, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-316-35941-2) by Kent Clark and Brandon T. Snider, illus. by Dave Bardin, kick off a series starring a boy whose enitre family has superpowers—except him. Ages 8-12.

Frostblood by Elly Blake (Jan. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-27325-1) launches a series about a “fireblood” who must hide her powers of heat and flame from cruel “frostblood” rulers. Ages 12–up.

Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham (Jan. 3, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-38493-3). Finding a skeleton, a girl is inspired to investigate a boy’s role in a racial firestorm a century earlier. Ages 12–up.

Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist (Jan. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-30535-8). A blind teen who has a crush on a classmate gets a surprise when surgery allows him to see her. Ages 12–up.

Cloudwish by Fiona Wood (Oct. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-24212-7). When her crush suddenly falls for her, a girl wonders if magic from a wish she made is responsible. Ages 12–up.

And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich (Sept. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-29870-4). After sisters arrive at their aunt’s creaking manor, they know immediately that it is cursed. Ages 15–up.

A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom. (Jan. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-26006-0). A teen tries to balance her feelings about a new relationship with her instinct to conceal her bipolar disorder. Ages 15–up.


The Very Fairy Princess presents Attitude of Grattitude by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton, illus. by Christine Davenier (Sept. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-26588-1), ages 4-8. Brave Little Finn by John and Jennifer Churchman (Oct. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-27359-6) joins Sweet Pea & Friends, ages 4-8. The Secret Life of Squirrels adds A Love Story by Nancy Rose (Dec. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-27263-6), ages 4-8. Dragonsitter issues The Dragonsitter’s Island (Oct. 4, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-316-38241-0) and The Dragonsitter’s Party (Dec. 6, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-316-38243-4) by Josh Lacey, illus. by Garry Parsons, ages 6-10. Space Taxi by Wendy Mass and Michael Brawer flies on with B.U.R.P. Strikes Back (Sept. 13, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-316-30841-0) and Space Taxi 6 (Jan. 3, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-316-30842-7), ages 6-10. The League of Unexceptional Children releases Get Smart-Ish by Gitty Daneshvari (Oct. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-40574-4), ages 8-12. And Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin (Nov. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-40515-7) joins Wolf By Wolf, ages 15–up.


Give Please a Chance by Bill O’Reilly and James Patterson (Nov. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-27688-7). Illustrated by various artists, this book reveals the power of the word “please.” Ages 3–6.

Word of Mouse by James Patterson, illus. by Joe Sutphin (Dec. 12, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-316-34956-7). A literate, talking blue mouse befriends a lonely girl while searching for his family. Ages 8–12.

Cradle and All by James Patterson (Sept. 12, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-31526-5) is an updated edition of this novel about two teens and questions that will alter the fate of humanity. Ages 15–up.

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco, foreword by James Patterson (Sept. 20, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-27349-7). In Victorian London, an intrepid girl becomes embroiled in the investigation of this serial killer. Ages 15–up.


House of Robots continues with Robot Revolution by James Patterson with Chris Grabenstein, illus. by Juliana Neufeld (Jan. 16, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-316-34958-1), ages 8–12.


Middle School enrolls Dog’s Best Friend by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts, illus. by Jomike Tejido (Oct. 31, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-316-34954-3), ages 8–12.

Macmillan/Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Bunny Bus by Ammi-Joan Paquette, illus. by Leslie Breen Withrow (Jan. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30225-2). Animal friends help clean up the Bunny Bus in time for Easter. Ages 2–4.

Walter’s Wonderful Web by Tim Hopgood (Aug. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30352-5). A spider is determined to make a sturdy web in this book about shapes. Ages 2–4.

Good Morning, City by Pat Kiernan, illus. by Pascal Campion (Nov. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30346-4), shows how city dwellers wake up and start their day. Ages 2–6.

How to Build a Snow Bear by Eric Pinder, illus. by Stephanie Graegin (Sept. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30020-3). The brothers from How to Share with a Bear have fun in the snow. Ages 2–6.

Everyone Loves Cupcake by Kelly DiPucchio, illus. by Eric Wight (Sept. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30293-1). The creators of Everyone Loves Bacon reveal the perils of trying too hard to please everyone. Ages 3–6.

Hug It Out! by Louis Thomas (Jan. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30314-3). Two sparring siblings are forced to “hug it out.” Ages 3–7.

Dragon Was Terrible by Kelly DiPucchio, illus. by Greg Pizzoli (Aug. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30049-4). An unruly dragon is tamed by the power of books. Ages 4–7.

Finding Perfect by Elly Swartz (Oct. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30312-9). After her mother takes a job in another country, a girl deals with friendship, family, and OCD. Ages 8–12.

Gertie’s Leap to Greatness by Kate Beasley, illus. by Jillian Tamaki (Oct. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30261-0). Gertie strives to be the best fifth grader to show her absent mother what she’s left behind. Ages 8–12.

Lou Lou and Pea and the Mural Mystery by Jill Diamond, illus. by Lesley Vamos (Oct. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30295-5). When crimes occur right before the Dia de Los Muertos parade, best friends join forces to catch the culprit. Ages 8–12.

Wish by Barbara O’Connor (Aug. 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30273-3). With the help of her dog, a girl discovers the true meaning of family. Ages 9–12.

Hideout by Watt Key (Jan. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30482-9). The son of a Mississippi policeman finds a boy with many secrets hiding in the wilderness. Ages 10–13.

Jess, Chunk, and the Road Trip to Infinity by Kristin Elizabeth Clark (Nov. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38006-9). Two best friends, one of them transgender, take a road trip. Ages 12–18.

The Monster on the Road Is Me by J.P. Romney (Aug. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31654-9). In Japan, a boy takes down a demon with a murderous vendetta. Ages 12–18.

100 Days by Nicole McInnes (Aug. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30284-9). Three friends have 100 days to do everything that truly matters to them. Ages 12–18.

The Row by J.R. Johansson (Oct. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30025-8). Riley wants to uncover the truth about her father, a convicted serial killer, before his execution. Ages 12–18.

A Week of Mondays by Jessica Brody (Aug. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38270-4). A teen relives the day her boyfriend dumps her over and over again until she gets it right. Ages 12–18.

After the Fall by Kate Hart (Jan. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30269-6). A girl wrestles with rumors, her reputation, and her relationships with two brothers. Ages 14–18.


Pout-Pout Fish Mini Adventures by Deborah Diesen, illus. by Dan Hanna, debuts with Happy Easter, Pout-Pout Fish (Jan. 17, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30400-3) and Trick or Treat, Pout-Pout Fish (Aug. 9, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30191-0), ages up to 3. Joining Pout-Pout Fish Adventures is The Pout-Pout Fish Undersea Alphabet: Touch and Feel by Diesen, illus. by Hanna (Aug. 16, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-250-06392-2), ages 1–4. Love Monster returns in Love Monster and the Scary Something by Rachel Bright (Aug. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-34691-1), ages 2–4. DC Super Friends by DC Comics welcomes The Missing Batmobile (Sept. 6, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30395-2) and Girl Power (Jan. 3, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30397-6), ages 2–6. Adèle & Simon star in Lost and Found: Adèle & Simon in China by Barbara McClintock (Oct. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-39923-8), ages 4–8. And The Devil’s Engine revs up with Hellfighters by Alexander Gordon Smith (Nov. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30172-9), ages 12–18.


If I Could Drive, Mama by Cari Best, illus. by Simone Shin (Nov. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30205-4). Charlie takes his mother for a ride in a car he fashions from a cardboard box. Ages 4–6.

A Voyage in the Clouds: The (Mostly) True Story of the First International Flight by Balloon in 1785 by Matthew Olshan, illus. by Sophie Blackall (Oct. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-32954-9) is a fictionalized retelling of this historical flight. Ages 4–8.

The Rat Prince by Bridget Hodder (Aug. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30213-9) retells the Cinderella story from her point of view as well as that of a rat turned coachman. Ages 9–12.

Cinnamon Moon by Tess Hilmo (Oct. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30282-5). After a fire that kills the rest of their family, two siblings try to save a missing friend and find a new home. Ages 10–12.

Write This Down by Claudia Mills (Sept. 27, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30164-4). An aspiring writer wins a contest with an essay that is a little too personal. Ages 10–12.

Balcony on the Moon: Coming of Age in Palestine by Ibtisam Barakat (Oct. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30251-1). This companion to Tasting the Sky draws from Barakat’s life. Ages 12–18.

Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends

This First Christmas Night by Laura Godwin, illus. by William Low and Cobalt Illustrations Studio (Sept. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-08102-5) offers a meditation on the meaning of Christmas and the Nativity story. Ages 2–6.

Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell (Jan. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-07636-6). A girl who finds a wolf cub lost in the snow. Ages 2–6.

Grandmother Fish: A Child’s First Book of Evolution by Jonathan Tweet, illus. by Karen Lewis (Sept. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-11323-8) introduces the concept of evolution. Ages 3–6.

Cat Knit by Jacob Grant (Oct. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-05150-9). Cat is not happy when her best friend changes. Ages 4–7.

All Kinds of Kisses by H.A. Swain, illus. by Steven Henry (Dec. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-06650-3). How do giraffes, whales, hummingbirds, and other creatures kiss? Ages 4–8.

How to Find a Fox by Nilah Magruder (Nov. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-08656-3). Tracking down an elusive red fox proves more difficult than a girl expected. Ages 4–8.

You and Me and the Wishing Tree by Nancy Tillman (Sept. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-05629-0). A magical tree encourages a parent and child to share their wishes. Ages 4–8.

Microsaurs: Follow That Tiny-Dactyl by Dustin Hansen (Jan. 17, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-09021-8). Two boys track a tiny pterodactyl in this series launch. Ages 7–10.

Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Whatever Cure by Ann M. Martin and Annie Parnell, illus. by Ben Hatke (Sept. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-07169-9). Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle’s niece is in charge of “curing” bad behavior in this spin on a classic series. Ages 8–11.

The Infinity Year of Avalon James by Dana Middleton (Oct. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-08569-6). A girl hopes she and her best friend will get magical powers when they turn 10. Ages 8–12.

Captain by Sam Angus, ed. by Anna Roberto (Nov. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-06137-9). Set in 1915, this friendship story stars a young British soldier, a refugee boy, and his donkey. Ages 9–12.

The Courage Test by James Preller (Sept. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-09391-2). A boy’s courage is tested during a journey with his father along the Lewis and Clark Trail. Ages 9–12.

The Wrong Side of Magic by Janette Rallison (Aug. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-07428-7). A boy is whisked away to a magical land ruled by words, thoughts, and memories. Ages 9–12.

Young Scrooge: A Very Scary Christmas Story by R.L. Stine (Sept. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-07015-9). This sendup of A Christmas Carol introduces a boy who hates Christmas. Ages 9–12.

The Mighty Dynamo by Kieran Crowley (Sept. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-07924-4) offers a novel about soccer, friendship, and a boy’s attempt to help his family. Ages 9–13.

An Eagle in the Snow by Michael Morpurgo (Jan. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-10515-8) tells of a boy who met a young Adolf Hitler and could have stopped WWII. Ages 10–14.

The Secret Sea by Barry Lyga (Aug. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-07283-2). Three boys enter an alternate universe in this novel exploring friendship and family bonds. Ages 10–14.

The Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser (Jan. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-08666-2) centers on a girl who jumps inside books and experiences their stories firsthand. Ages 12–18.

Gap Life by John Coy (Nov. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-08895-6). A boy’s real education begins during his gap year between high school and college. Ages 12–18.

Heartless by Marissa Meyer (Nov. 8, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-04465-5) shares the backstory of the Queen of Hearts. Ages 12–18.

Nemesis by Anna Banks (Oct. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-07017-3). In this futuristic fantasy, the fate of the world’s energy source is in the hands of a prince and princess who are rivals. Ages 12–18.

Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig (Oct. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-08563-4). After his girlfriend disappears, can Flynn uncover her secrets without revealing his own? Ages 13–18.

Into White by Randi Pink (Sept. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-07021-0). When a black teen’s prayers to be white are answered, her journey of self-discovery takes unexpected twists. Ages 14–18.


My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish adds Live and Let Swim by Mo O’Hara, illus. by Marek Jagucki (Sept. 6, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-250-06355-7), ages 7–10. The Icebreaker Trilogy adds Sunker’s Deep by Lian Tanner (Aug. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-05217-9), ages 9–12. High School Horror continues with Teen Hyde by Chandler Baker (Jan. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-05875-1), ages 12–18. Infinite Risk by Ann Aguirre (Aug. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-02465-7) concludes The Immortal Game, ages 12–18. Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles offers Wires and Nerve, a graphic novel illus. by Douglas Holgate (Jan. 31, hardcover, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-250-07826-1), ages 12–18. And The Worldwalker Trilogy concludes with Witch’s Pyre by Josephine Angelini (Sept. 20, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-05091-5), ages 12–18.

Title in Spanish

El espíritu de la Navidad by Nancy Tillman (Sept. 13, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-250-07087-6), ages 4–8.


How Do You Say?/¿Cómo Se Dice? by Angela Dominguez (Nov. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-496-1). Two giraffes, one English-speaking and one Spanish-speaking, become friends. Ages 2–4.

Good Night, Baby Animals You’ve Had a Busy Day: A Treasury of Six Original Stories by Karen B. Winnick, illus. by Laura Watkins (Jan. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9883-9), compiles bedtime tales. Ages 2–5.

Little Boo by Stephen Wunderli, illus. by Tim Zeltner (Aug. 9, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-557-9), introduces a pumpkin seed who’s impatient to become a scary jack-o-lantern. Ages 2–5.

Hand in Hand by Rosemary Wells (Sept. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-434-3) celebrates the parent-child bond. Ages 2–6.

The Cow Said Meow by John Himmelman (Oct. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-378-0). Inspired by a cat, barnyard animals try to meow their way out of the rain. Ages 4–7.

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak (Aug. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-415-2). A girl witnesses the season changing from summer to autumn. Ages 4–7.

The Mouse and the Moon by Gabriel Alborozo (Sept. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-224-0). When mouse ventures out to find the moon, he finds a surprising friend instead. Ages 4–7.

The Deadliest Creature in the World by Brenda Z. Guiberson, illus. by Gennady Spirin (Aug. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-198-4). This follow-up to The Most Amazing Creature in the Sea highlights critters’ killer traits. Ages 4–8.

Emerson Barks by Liza Woodruff (Aug. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-167-0). A little dog’s big bark gets him in trouble. Ages 4–8.

Hedgehugs and the Hattiepillar by Steve Wilson, illus. by Lucy Tapper (Dec. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-414-5). A caterpillar becomes a butterfly in this sequel to Hedgehugs. Ages 4–8.

Pigloo by Anne Marie Pace, illus. by Lorna Hussey (Oct. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-202-8). Setting out to find the North Pole, an imaginative pig gets help from his sister. Ages 4–8.

The Shady Tree by Demi (Oct. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-769-6). This fable about the importance of sharing is a companion to The Empty Pot. Ages 4–8.

Spring Hare by Eugene Yelchin (Jan. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-392-6). A girl and a bunny bounce off a trampoline and into the sky. Ages 4–8.

Squirrels Leap, Squirrels Sleep by April Pulley Sayre, illus. by Steve Jenkins (Nov. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9251-6), follows the daily activities of squirrels. Ages 4–8.

This Book Is Out of Control! by Richard Byrne (Oct. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-933-1) is a companion to This book just ate my dog! and We’re in the wrong book! Ages 4–8.

Walking in a Winter Wonderland by Richard B. Smith and Felix Bernard, illus. by Tim Hopgood (Sept. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-304-9), illustrates this holiday song. Ages 4–8.

Wonderful Winter by Bruce Goldstone (Nov. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9981-2). This photographic picture book rounds up facts about winter. Ages 4–8.

First Light, First Life: A Worldwide Creation Story by Paul Fleischman, illus. by Julie Paschkis (Sept. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-101-4). This companion to Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal celebrates life. Ages 6–9.

In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives by Kenneth C. Davis (Sept. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-311-7) recounts the stories of five enslaved people who were considered the property of U.S. presidents. Ages 10–14.

The Left-Handed Fate by Kate Milford, illus. by Eliza Wheeler (Aug. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9800-6), is a high-seas fantasy adventure set in the world of Greenglass House. Ages 10–14.

The Gilded Cage by Lucinda Gray (Aug. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-181-6). A girl’s life in upper-class 1820s England is shattered when her brother mysteriously drowns. Ages 12–18.

Flashfall by Jenny Moyer (Nov. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-481-7). A teen in a radiation-laden world must fight for her freedom. Ages 13–18.

The Nerdy and the Dirty by B.T. Gottfred (Nov. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-850-1). A cool girl and a socially inept guy star in this tale of love, sexuality, and being one’s true self. Ages 14–18.

This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills (Oct. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-935-5). A girl who moves from New York to Florida finds friendship and love. Ages 14–18.


Brown Bear and Friends welcomes Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? 50th Anniversary Edition with Audio CD by Bill Martin, Jr., illus. by Eric Carle, read by Gwyneth Paltrow (Sept. 6, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-721-4), ages 2–5. Little Elliot returns in Little Elliot, Big Fun by Mike Curato (Aug. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9827-3), ages 4–8. Lily Small’s Fairy Animals of Misty Wood are back in Poppy the Pony (Sept. 6, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-734-4) and Hailey the Hedgehog (Sept. 6, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-735-1), ages 5–8. John Himmelman’s Bunjitsu Bunny reappears in Bunjitsu Bunny Jumps to the Moon (Oct. 11, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-732-0), ages 6–8. Puppy Academy kicks off with Scout and the Sausage Thief (Sept. 20, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-802-0) and Star on Stormy Mountain (Sept. 20, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-803-7) by Gill Lewis, illus. by Sarah Horne, ages 7–9. Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet stars in Skunked! by Jacqueline Kelly, illus. by Teagan White and Jennifer Meyer (Oct. 4, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-868-6), ages 7–10. Six of Crows continues with Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (Sept. 27, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-213-4), ages 12–18. And The Remnant Chronicles wraps up with The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson (Aug. 2, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9925-6), ages 14–18.


Pablo in the Snow by Teri Sloat, illus. by Rosalinde Bonnet (Jan. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-412-1), relays a lamb’s first snowy adventure. Ages 2–5.

Lucy’s Lovey by Betsy Devany, illus. by Christopher Denise (Sept. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-147-2). What will Lucy do when her favorite doll flies out the car window? Ages 3–6.

Billions of Bricks by Kurt Cyrus (Oct. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-273-8). This math-inspired book spotlights a construction worker building with bricks. Ages 4–7.

Mac & Cheese: A Friendship Story That Celebrates Being Different by James Proimos Jr. (Nov. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9156-4). Two best friends learn it’s important to be oneself. Ages 4–7.

Germs: Fact and Fiction, Friends and Foes by Lesa Cline-Ransome, illus. by James Ransome (Jan. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-7915-9), focuses on good and bad bacteria. Ages 4–8.

Antsy Ansel: Ansel Adams, a Life in Nature by Cindy Jenson-Elliott, illus. by Christy Hale (Sept. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-082-6), profiles this nature photographer. Ages 5–9.

Sticker Girl by Janet Tashjian, illus. by Inga Wilmink (Oct. 11, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-335-3), launches a series about a girl whose sticker collection comes to life. Ages 8–12.

Enter a Glossy Web by McKenna Ruebush, illus. by Jaime Zollars (Sept. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-370-4), follows a girl’s quest to rescue the Timekeeper to save the future. Ages 9–14.

The Wolf Keepers by Elise Broach, illus. by Alice Ratterree (Oct. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9899-0). Two kids are lost in Yosemite in this mystery involving the story of John Muir. Ages 9–14.


Speed Bump & Slingshot Misadventures cruises on with Night of the Living Shadows by Dave Coverly (Oct. 18, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-8887-8), ages 7–10. Batneezer by Obert Skye (Sept. 13, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-163-2) concludes The Creature from My Closet, ages 9–12. The Unbreakable Code by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman (Jan. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-116-8) joins Book Scavenger, ages 9–14. And Secrets of the Dragon Tomb greets The Emperor of Mars by Patrick Samphire, illus. by Jeremy Holmes (Jan. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9908-9), ages 10–14.


Tomo Explores the World by Trevor Lai (Oct. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-08545-0). A boy on an island uses contraptions he builds to go on adventures. Ages 3–7.

How to Break a Boy by Laurie Devore (Jan. 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-08286-2). In this novel of revenge and romance, a teen questions whether she can quit her mean-girl ways. Ages 15–18.

The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia (Oct. 4, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-07919-0). Forced to leave her upscale life and move in with her dad, a girl falls for a tough street racer. Ages 15–18.

The Ones by Daniel Sweren-Becker (Sept. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-08314-2) debuts a series in which engineered teens fight for their rights as society turns against them. Ages 15–18.


Super Happy Party Bears starts up with Gnawing Around (Sept. 6, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-250-09807-8) and Knock Knock on Wood (Sept. 6, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-250-09808-5) by Marcie Colleen, illus. by Steve James, ages 5–8. Disaster Diaries signs up Brainwashed! by R. McGeddon, illus. by Jamie Littler (Nov. 8, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-250-09091-1), ages 8–12. Spacepop adds Rocking the Resistance by Erin Downing (Nov. 29, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-250-10228-7), ages 8–12. And The X-Files Origins, exploring the teen years of X-Files TV characters, debuts with Agent of Chaos by Kami Garcia (Jan. 3, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-11956-8) and Devil’s Advocate by Jonathan Maberry (Jan. 3, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-11958-2), ages 14–18.



All books are by Roger Priddy: Alphaprints offers four titles ($7.99-$9.99 each), ages up to 3; and 3–6. Valentine (Dec. 13, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52054-0) is a new Chunky Pack, ages up to 3. Shiny Shapes gains My Christmas Star (Sept. 13, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52052-6), ages up to 3; and Love You Always (Dec. 13, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52053-3), ages 1–6. Lift the Tab celebrates Christmas (Sept. 13, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52071-7; Mini Tab edition, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52051-9), ages 1–3. Noisy Peekaboo greets Moo (Dec. 13, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52062-5) and Zoo (Dec. 13, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52061-8), ages 1–3. Pull the Tab picks up Colors (Nov. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52069-4) and Trucks (Nov. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52068-7), ages 1–3. Counting Collection adds Counting Cars (Dec. 27, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52075-5), ages 1–4. Mix and Match issues Halloween (Aug. 9, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52021-2), ages 1–4. Emergency (Sept. 6, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52076-2) is a new Playtown Chunky Pack, ages 2–3. Can You Find Me? offers Lift the Flap: Fairy Tales (Oct. 4, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52059-5), ages 2–6. And joining Tiny Travelers is Let’s Be... Astronauts (Aug. 9, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-312-51903-2), ages 3–6.

Macmillan/Roaring Brook

The Bear Who Wasn’t There by LeUyen Pham (Oct. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-59643-970-2) follows a chaotic search for a missing bear. Ages 3–6.

Daydreaming by Mark Tatulli (Sept. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-354-2). An ordinary day turns extraordinary thanks to a boy’s daydreaming. Ages 3–6.

Little Bot and Sparrow by Jake Parker (Sept. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-367-2). A robot and a sparrow learn about friendship and saying goodbye. Ages 3–6.

Leave Me Alone by Vera Brosgol (Sept. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-441-9) introduces a grumpy grandmother on a quest to finish knitting sweaters for her grandchildren. Ages 4–7.

Marta! Big & Small by Jennifer Arena, illus. by Angela Dominguez (Aug. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-243-9). A girl explores opposites and animals in this English-Spanish tale. Ages 4–7.

A Small Thing... but Big by Tony Johnston, illus. by Hadley Hooper (Oct. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-256-9). With help from his dog, an elderly man befriends a girl. Ages 4–7.

XO, OX: A Love Story by Adam Rex, illus. by Scott Campbell, designed by Andrew Arnold (Jan. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-288-0). Told through their correspondence, this is the story of the love between a hapless ox and a graceful gazelle. Ages 4–8.

Ned the Knitting Pirate by Diana Murray, illus. by Leslie Lammle (Aug. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-59643-890-3). A pirate boy’s love of knitting proves worthwhile. Ages 6–9.

Patrick Griffin’s Last Breakfast on Earth by Ned Rust (Aug. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-342-9). In this series debut, a chemistry experiment lands a boy in a parallel world. Ages 8–12.

Rebel Genius by Michael Dante DiMartino (Oct. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-336-8) launches a fantasy series set in a world where art is powerful, dangerous, and outlawed. Ages 8–12.

A Patron Saint for Junior Bridesmaids by Shelley Tougas (Oct. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-403-7) is a novel about a bully, a wedding, and a larger-than-life family. Ages 9–12.

Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team by Steve Sheinkin (Jan. 17, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-59643-954-2). When superstar athlete Jim Thorpe and football legend Pop Warner met in 1904, they organized a winning football team. Ages 10–14.

Afterward by Jennifer Mathieu (Sept. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-238-5). A kidnapping leads to an unlikely friendship in this novel about finding light in the midst of darkness. Ages 12–18.

Blood Red Snow White by Marcus Sedgwick (Oct. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-547-8) is a fictionalized account of writer Arthur Ransome’s romance and betrayal in war-torn Russia. Ages 12–18.

A Darkly Beating Heart by Lindsay Smith (Oct. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-044-2). A girl confronts her demons in this tale set in the present day and 19th-century Japan. Ages 12–18.

Unscripted Joss Byrd by Lygia Day Peñaflor (Aug. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-369-6). On a film set, an actress must go off-script to get what she wants and remain true to herself. Ages 12–18.

Whatever. by S.J. Goslee (Aug. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-399-3). After Mike’s girlfriend breaks up with him, he discovers he’s gay. Ages 14–18.


Scripps National Spelling Bee presents Feed Me Words: 40+ Bite-size Stories, Quizzes, and Puzzles to Make Spelling and Word Use Fun! by Kris Hirschmann, illus. by James K. Hindle (Sept. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-173-9), ages 6–10. Friday Barnes returns in Friday Barnes, Under Suspicion (Aug. 9, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-299-6) and Friday Barnes, Big Trouble (Jan. 17, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-637-6), by R.A. Spratt, illus. by Phil Gosier, ages 8–12. And Charlie Joe Jackson concludes with Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Growing Up by Tommy Greenwald, illus. by J.P. Coovert (Aug. 9, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-169-2), ages 9–12.

Macmillan/Roaring Brook/First Second

Bera the One-Headed Troll by Eric Orchard (Aug. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-106-7). In this graphic novel, a human baby arrives in the land of trolls. Ages 7–10.

Animal Crackers by Scott Christian Sava, illus. by Mike Holmes (Jan. 24, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-504-1), is a graphic-novel companion to the upcoming animated film. Ages 7–11.

Varmints by Andy Hirsch (Sept. 27, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-279-8). In the Old West, two orphans set out to solve the mystery of their mother’s death. Ages 8–12.

The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo by Drew Weing (Sept. 13, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-339-9). In this graphic-novel series launch, monsters torment a boy who’s new to town. Ages 8–12.

Quirk’s Quest: Into the Outlands by Robert Christie, illus. by Deborah Lang (Oct. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-233-0), debuts a series about a furry and feathered seafaring crew. Ages 8–12.

Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke (Sept. 6, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-264-4) is the first volume of a graphic-novel duology retelling the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. Ages 10–14.


Adventures in Cartooning gains Hocus Focus by James Sturm, Alexis Frederick-Frost, and Andrew Arnold (Jan. 24, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-59643-654-1), ages 3–5. Secret Coders picks up Paths & Portals by Gene Luen Yang, illus. by Mike Holmes (Aug. 30, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-076-3), ages 8–12. Joining Science Comics is Volcanoes: Fire and Life by Jon Chad (Oct. 18, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-360-3), ages 9–13. And Olympians moves on with Artemis: Goddess of the Hunt by George O’Connor (Jan. 31, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-522-5), ages 9–14.

Macmillan/Roaring Brook/Porter

Old Dog Baby Baby by Julie Fogliano, illus. by Chris Raschka (Oct. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-59643-853-8). In this rhyming tale, a curious baby explores with a lazy old dog. Ages 2–6.

In Plain Sight: A Game by Richard Jackson, illus. by Jerry Pinkney (Sept. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-255-2). A girl and her grandfather’s game of hide and seek seek reveals family history. Ages 4–7.

Would You Rather Be a Princess or a Dragon? by Barney Saltzberg (Sept. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-358-0) suggests that kids can display traits of both. Ages 4–7.

One Proud Penny by Randy Siegel, illus. by Serge Bloch (Jan. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-235-4), follows a penny’s life from 1961 to the present. Ages 4–8.

Rudas: Niño’s Horrendous Hermanitas by Yuyi Morales (Oct. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-240-8). In this companion to Niño Wrestles the World, Niño’s sisters get in on the action. Ages 4–8.

Samson in the Snow by Philip C. Stead (Sept. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-182-1). A mammoth befriends a tiny bird and mouse in this tale of unexpected friendship. Ages 4–8.

Giant Squid by Candace Fleming, illus. by Eric Rohmann (Sept. 27, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-59643-599-5), examines this elusive underwater creature. Ages 6–10.

Presenting Buffalo Bill: The Man Who Invented the Wild West by Candace Fleming (Sept. 20, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-59643-763-0) is a biography of Buffalo Bill Cody. Ages 10–14.


Nick Bruel’s Bad Kitty returns in Bad Kitty Does Not Like Snow (Sept. 6, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-581-2) and Bad Kitty Does Not Like Video Games (Sept. 6, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-582-9), ages 2–5; Bad Kitty, Scaredy-Cat (Aug. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-59643-978-8), ages 5–8; and Bad Kitty Takes the Test (Jan. 3, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-589-8), ages 7–10.

Macmillan/Swoon Reads

How to Keep Rolling After a Fall by Karole Cozzo (Aug. 2, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-250-07928-2). A wheelchair rugby player shows a former cyber-bully that everyone deserves a second chance. Ages 12–18.

Kiss Cam by Kiara London (Oct. 18, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-250-07096-8). Three vloggers test their friendship when a Truth or Dare-inspired kiss spirals out of control. Ages 12–18.

No Holding Back by Kate Evangelista (Oct. 18, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-250-10062-7). Nathan and Preston take a romantic European vacation in this sequel to No Love Allowed. Ages 12–18.

You Don’t Know My Name by Kristen Orlando (Jan. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-08411-8). Will a girl raised to be a spy honor her family’s legacy or spend time with her boyfriend? Ages 12–18.

Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall (Aug. 30, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-250-10065-8). In this novel with an LGBT spin, Kyle wonders why his best friend and his girlfriend are acting weird. Ages 13–18.

Macmillan/Tor Teen

The Last Harvest by Kim Liggett (Jan. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-8098-2). A teen is haunted by gruesome acts on his farm. Ages 10–up.

Metaltown by Kristen Simmons (Sept. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-3662-0). Two boys working at a factory to survive and a privileged girl try to transform their lives. Ages 13–18.

The Rains by Gregg Hurwitz (Oct. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-8267-2). When parasites turn their town’s adults into inhuman beings, two brothers set out to save humanity. Ages 13–18.

Seriously Shifted by Tina Connolly (Nov. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-8375-4) revisits reluctant teen witch Camellia and her wicked witch mother from Seriously Wicked. Ages 13–18.

Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter (Sept. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-8054-8). Inspired by a Russian folktale, this novel tells of a girl’s search for home, love, and belonging. Ages 13–18.

Vicarious by Paula Stokes (Aug. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-8094-4) weaves together a string of mysteries and the story of an unbreakable bond between two sisters. Ages 13–18.


The Witchlands welcomes Windwitch by Susan Dennard (Jan. 3, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-7930-6), ages 13–up.


Something Very Sad Happened: A Toddler’s Guide to Understanding Death by Bonnie Zucker, illus. by Kim Fleming (Aug. 15, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4338-2266-7), explains death and loss. Ages 2–3.

Baxter Turns Down His Buzz: A Story for Little Kids About ADHD by James M. Foley, illus. by Shirley Ng-Benitez (Sept. 12, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4338-2268-1). A high-energy rabbit learns to control his activity level. Ages 4–8.

Cinderstella: A Tale of Planets, Not Princes by Brenda S. Miles and Susan D. Sweet, illus. by Valeria Docampo (Oct. 17, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4338-2270-4). A girl who’s an aspiring astronaut would rather travel to space than meet a prince. Ages 4–8.

King Calm: Mindful Gorilla in the City by Susan D. Sweet and Brenda S. Miles, illus. by Bryan Langdo (Oct. 17, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4338-2272-8). A peaceful gorilla is nothing like his unruly grandfather. Ages 4–8.

Stickley Makes a Mistake! A Frog’s Guide to Trying Again by Brenda S. Miles, illus. by Steve Mack (Aug. 15, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4338-2264-3) addresses accepting mistakes. Ages 4–8.

There’s a Cat in Our Class! A Tale About Getting Along by Jeanie Franz Ransom, illus. by Bryan Langdo (Aug. 15, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4338-2262-9). A cat joins a class of dogs in this story focusing on accepting and embracing differences. Ages 4–8.

What to Do When You Feel Too Shy: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Social Anxiety by Claire A.B. Freeland and Jacqueline B. Toner, illus. by Janet McDonnell (Oct. 17, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-4338-2276-6), offers activities and advice to help kids speak up and participate. Ages 6–12.

Learning to Plan and Be Organized: Enhancing Executive Function Skills in Kids With AD/HD by Kathleen G. Nadeau and Langdon Comee, illus. by Charles Beyl (Oct. 10, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4338-2217-9), is a guide to enhancing planning and organization skills. Ages 8–12.

Dating and Sex: A Book for Teen Boys in the 21st Century by Andrew M. Smiler (Sept. 5, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4338-2045-8) answers questions about dating, relationships, and sex. Ages 13–18.

Depression: A Teen’s Guide to Survive and Thrive by Jacqueline B. Toner and Claire A.B. Freeland (Oct. 17, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4338-2274-2) discusses cognitive-behavioral therapy principles to help teens dealing with depression. Ages 13–up.

Either Way: Story of a Gay Kid by Sandra Levins, illus. by Euan Cook (Oct. 17, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4338-2314-5), is a graphic novel incorporating the history of gay rights in the U.S. Ages 13–up.


The ABC’s of LGBT: Understanding and Embracing Your Identity by Ashley Mardell (Oct. 11, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-63353-409-4) offers info for and about the LGBT community. Ages 12-16.

The High School Survival Guide: A Roadmap to Studying, Socializing and Shaping Your Final Years by Jessica Holsman (Sept. 13, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-63353-396-7) rounds up tips to help students stay organized, write assignments, and manage stress. Ages 12-16.

Title in French

Les 7 Habitudes des Ados: Bien Dans Leur Peau (The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens) by Sean Covey (Aug. 9, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-63353-458-2), ages 12-16.


Alphabet City Zoo: Making Pictures with the A-B-C by Maree Coote (Sept. 28, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-9924917-0-3). Animal images are created with letters that spell their names. Ages 3–6.

Spellbound: Making Pictures with the A-B-C by Maree Coote (Nov. 1, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-0-9924917-2-7) offers an introduction to typographic design. Ages 7–up.

Mercer Univ.

1,2,3, Team by Susie Gardner, illus. by Tina Mullen (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-0-88146-590-7). A young athlete who has always been the star of the team learns the value of teamwork. Ages 3–up.

Michael O’Mara

The Adventures of a Wimpy Superhero by Tim Collins (Oct. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78243-438-2). A teen’s diary chronicles his attempts to be a superhero. Ages 8–12.

The Book for Clever Kids: How to Be the Best at Everything (Sept. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-78055-316-0). This guide to the weird and wild explores the world around us. Ages 8–12.


Clever Babies Love Art offers Farm Animals (Oct. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-78055-398-6) and Wild Animals (Oct. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-78055-397-9) by Lauren Farnsworth, ages up to 3.

Midpoint Trade/Adams Printing

Before You Sleep by Benji Bennett, illus. by Roxanne Burchartz (Oct. 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-906818-12-8). A parent and child share magical adventures together. Ages 1–6.

Midpoint Trade/Amberjack

Morgan Otter Saves the Sea Turtles by Tara V. Thompson, illus. by Candace Andersen (Nov. 8, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-944995-01-0). At nature camp, Morgan learns about the Lowcountry habitat of Georgia’s Wilmington Island. Ages 5–9.

The French Impressionist by Rebecca Bischoff. In France on an exchange program for aspiring artists, a teen finds the courage to speak up and reveal who she really is. Ages 13–up.

Midpoint Trade/Beaufort


National Parks adds The Adventures of Bubba Jones: Time Traveling Through Shenandoah National Park by Jeff Alt, illus. by Hannah Tuohy (Aug. 25, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-8253-0831-4), ages 7–up.

Midpoint Trade/Clean Teen

Catalyst by Kristin Smith (Nov. 21, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-63422-998-2). In a futuristic Las Vegas, Sienna is a normal girl surrounded by genetically modified teens. Ages 13–up.


Bad Bloods releases November Snow by Shannon A. Thompson (Sept. 19, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-63422-191-7), ages 13–up.

Midpoint Trade/Clockwise

Born with: Erika and Gianni by Lorna Schultz Nicholson (Sept. 15, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0-9939351-7-6) is told in the alternating voices of two teens who help each other find success and acceptance. Ages 13–up.

Midpoint Trade/Dreamtitle/PaperUp

I’m a Brilliant Little Black Boy! by Betty K. Bynum, illus. by Joshua B. Drummond (Sept. 25, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-692-55532-3), introduces a boy with big dreams and ideas. Ages 3–7.

Midpoint Trade/Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy

The Salarian Desert Game by J.A. McLachlan (Oct. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-77053-114-7). When her sister loses a game and forfeits her freedom, Kia is determined to rescue her. Ages 13–up.

Midpoint Trade/Green Jellybean


The Dining and Social Club for Time Travellers presents Divine Intervention by Elyse Kishimoto (Sept. 1, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-0-9940897-1-7), ages 13–up.

Midpoint Trade/Green Writers

Ralph Flies the Coop: A Tail of Transformation by Jaimie Scanlon, illus. by Ellen Tumavicus (Sept. 6, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-9968973-4-1). A rooster tours the world in this tale about connecting with others. Ages 3–6.

Did Tiger Take the Rain? by Charles Norris-Brown (Sept. 16, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-9968973-5-8). When a tiger appears in a dry Nepal village, residents think it has stolen the rain. Ages 5–7.

Midpoint Trade/Lambert Hill

The Age of Amy: Mad Dogs and Makeovers by Bruce Edwards (Sept. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-9837604-9-8). Amy searches for the stranger who has implicated her in a terrorist plot. Ages 13–up.

Midpoint Trade/Little Five Star

Jamie’s Journey: Cancer from the Voice of a Sibling by Sharon Wozny, illus. by Melissa Bailey (Sept.. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-58985-234-1). A girl struggles after her sister is diagnosed with cancer. Ages 13-up.

Midpoint Trade/Notable Kids

The Adventures of Camellia N.: The Arctic by Debra Wideroe, illus. by Daniela Frongia (Oct. 4, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-9970851-1-2), launches a series in which a girl’s dreams transport her to each continent. Ages 3–up.

Midpoint Trade/Red Deer College

The Pact by Amanda West Lewis (Sept. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-88995-544-8). In this follow-up to September 17, a boy responds to Nazi propaganda and posturing. Ages 9–12.

Midpoint Trade/Ripple Grove

Monday Is Wash Day by MaryAnn Sundby, illus. by Tessa Blackham (Sept. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-9913866-6-3). Sisters help Mama do the laundry. Ages 3–up.

Midpoint Trade/Spencer Hill


Adventures of Finn MacCullen wraps up with Finn’s Choice by Darby Karchut (Sept. 20, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-63392-070-5), ages 8–12.

Mighty Media Kids

The Peculiar Haunting of Thelma Bee by Erin Petti, illus. by Kris Aro McLeod (Sept. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-938063-72-5). A young scientist searches for her father after a ghost kidnaps him. Ages 8–12.


Look Look by Agnese Baruzzi (Sept. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-988-8341-20-7). This counting and guessing game features changing shapes. Ages up to 3.

Why Cry? by Yusuke Yonezu (Sept. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-988-8341-04-7). Crying children are reassured that everything’s going to be okay. Ages up to 3.

Mom and I by Giuliano Ferri, illus. by Mania Kaplanoglou (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-988-8341-22-1). Little Bear and Mama Bear don’t always agree, but they love being together. Ages 3–5.

A Warm Winter by Feridun Oral (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-988-8341-29-0). A mouse searches for firewood to heat his nest in this tale of friendship and persistence. Ages 3–5.

Kwik & Kwak by Nikolai Popov (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-988-8341-31-3). Two best friends, one an optimist, the other a pessimist, embark on an aquatic adventure. Ages 3–8.

The Three Kings: The Journey of the Magi by Géraldine Elschner, illus. by Giotto di Bondone (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-988-8341-26-9), retells this Christmas story. Ages 3–up.

The Nutcracker & Mouseking by E.T.A. Hoffmann, retold by Renate Raecke, illus. by Yana Sedova (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-988-8341-27-6), features art by this Russian artist. Ages 5–7.

Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare, illus. by Lisbeth Zwerger (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-988-8341-28-3), offers an illustrated retelling of this play. Ages 5–7.

Hansel and Gretel by the Brothers Grimm, illus. by Kveta Pacovská (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-988-8341-32-0), pairs this tale with modern art. Ages 5–up.


New Minedition Classics are The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen, trans. by Anthea Bell, illus. by Robert Ingpen (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12, ISBN 978-988-8341-19-1), ages 4–up; The Merry Pranks of Till Eulenspiegel by Heinz Janisch, trans. by Anthea Bell, illus. by Lisbeth Zwerger (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12, ISBN 978-988-8341-14-6), ages 5–up; and The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde, illus. by Zwerger (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12, ISBN 978-988-8341-15-3), ages 9–up.


The Legend of the Pumpkin Thief by Charles Day (Oct. 4, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-944816-54-4). A wannabe detective sets out to discover who’s snatching his town’s pumpkins. Ages8–up.

McGrave’s Hotel by Steve Bryant (Oct. 4, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-944816-50-6). In 1936, a boy teams up with Death’s daughter to fight Nazi sympathizers, monsters, and the undead. Ages 8–up.

Un/Fair by Steven Harper (Sept. 6, paper, $15, ISBN 978-0-9968904-1-0). When he acquires the ability to see the future, a boy with autism must defend his family from a dangerous fairy realm. Ages 9–12.

Operation Tenley by Jennifer Gooch Hummer (Sept. 13, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-942664-99-4). A teen born with the power to produce weather angers Mother Nature. Ages 9–up.

Boneseeker: Here Walk the Dead by Brynn Chapman (Oct. 11, paper, $15, ISBN 978-1-944816-56-8). When five girls go missing from their homes, two kids help solve the kidnappings. Ages 12–up.

The Last Life of Avrilis by Bethany Morrow (Sept. 20, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-944816-51-3). As a Sentient living at the end of time, a teen knows that life repeats, replaying the same script. Ages 12–up.

The Missing by J.R. Lenk (Aug. 30, paper, $15, ISBN 978-0-9968904-7-2). In 1890 London, a teen who witnesses the goings-on of ghosts helps keep the peace between the living and dead. Ages 12–up.

Witching Hour by Sarah Hogle (Oct. 18, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-944816-60-5) centers on a teen who is a cleromancer—a fortune-teller who divines the feelings others have for her clients. Ages 12–up.


Lightning Road issues Joshua and the Arrow Realm by Donna Galanti (Aug. 30, paper, $15, ISBN 978-0-9968904-9-6), ages 9–12. And Crown of Ice welcomes Scepter of Fire by Vicki L. Weavil (Oct. 18, paper, $15, ISBN 978-1-944816-59-9), ages 12–up.


Nova Kids welcomes Poppy Mayberry, The Monday by Jennie K. Brown (Jan. 17, hardcover, $23.99, ISBN 978-1-942664-96-3), ages 9–12. Tracy Tam stars in Tooth Fairy Central by Krystalyn Drown (Aug. 30, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-944816-49-0), ages 9–12. Nameless releases Clanless by Jennifer Jenkins (Oct. 4, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-944816-55-1), ages 12–up. A. Lynden Rolland’s Of Shattered Minds (Nov. 8, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-944816-63-6) joins Of Breakable Things, ages 12–up. Perilous Journey continues with Perilous Journey of the Much-Too-Spontaneous Girl by Leigh Statham (Oct. 11, paper, $15, ISBN 978-1-944816-57-5), ages 12–up. Rise adds Burn by Jennifer Anne Davis (Nov. 15, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-944816-64-3), ages 12–up. Sacrifice by Cindy Pon (Sept. 27, hardcover, $23.99, ISBN 978-1-944816-52-0) joins Serpentine, ages 12–up. And Sinners releases Liberated by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki (Nov. 22, hardcover, $23.99, ISBN 978-1-944816-65-0), ages 12–up.


Polaris by Beth Bowland (Aug. 16, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-942664-97-0). Aaron unwittingly initiates “The Game,” in which his hometown is the playing board and its residents are the players. Ages 8–up.



First Discovery Music welcomes Ella Fitzgerald by Stéphane Ollivier, illus. by Rémi Courgeon (Dec. 1, hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-85103-443-7), ages 8–10.

Museum of Modern Art

What the Weather Was Like by Daniel Handler, illus. by Maira Kalman, ed. by Sarah Hermanson Meister (Oct. 11, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-63345-014-1), explores environments captured in photographs from around the world. All ages.

Magritte’s Apple by Klaas Verplancke (Sept. 13, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-63345-016-5) examines the work of surrealistic Belgian artist René Magritte. Ages 4–8.