Abbeville Kids

Norman Rockwell’s A Day in the Life of a Boy (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-7892-1289-4) and Norman Rockwell’s A Day in the Life of a Girl (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-7892-1290-0) by Norman Rockwell and Will Lach. Rockwell’s paintings follow a boy and girl throughout a day; included is a brief bio of the artist. Ages 4–8.


World Soccer Legends continues with Stars of All Time by Illugi Jökulsson (Sept. 5, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-0-7892-1295-5), ages 7–up.


My Lazy Cat by Christine Roussey (Nov. 21, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-2602-6). An overscheduled girl learns the value of slowing down from her lazy but happy cat. Ages 3–6.

Princesses Wear Pants by Savannah Guthrie and Allison Oppenheim, illus. by Eva Byrne (Sept. 12, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-2603-3). A princess gets the job done while staying true to herself. Ages 3–7.

Still Stuck by Shinsuke Yoshitake (Sept. 26, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-2699-6). When a boy determined to do things by himself gets entangled in his clothes, he fears that he will never get free. Ages 3–7.

The Wompananny Witches Make One Mean Pizza by Jennie Palmer (Aug. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-2642-2). Two kitchen witches accidentally cook up a magical, havoc-wreaking pizza. Ages 3–7.

Alfie: The Turtle That Disappeared by Thyra Heder (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-2529-6). Nia thinks her pet turtle has escaped, but he’s off searching for a birthday present for her. Ages 4–8.

I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness by Susan Verde, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds (Sept. 26, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-2701-6). The creators of I Am Yoga offer a story about combatting chaos through mindfulness. Ages 4–8.

American Gothic: The Life of Grant Wood by Susan Wood, illus by Ross MacDonald (Sept. 5, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-2533-3), is a biography of the 20th-century American painter. Ages 5–7.

Rube Goldberg’s Simple Normal Humdrum School Day by Jennifer George, illus. by Ed Steckley (Aug. 29, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-2558-6). This young inventor creates 14 complicated devices to help him with his daily tasks. Ages 5–7.

Starring Carmen! by Anika Denise, illus. by Lorena Alvarez Gómez (Sept. 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-2321-6). A spotlight-loving girl learns that the stage is big enough for both her and her younger brother. Ages 5–7.

The Chinese Emperor’s New Clothes by Ying Chang Compestine, illus. by David Roberts (Jan. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2542-5). In this retelling of “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” a young emperor tricks his greedy advisors in order to help his people. Ages 6–9.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R.B.G. vs. Inequality by Jonah Winter, illus. by Stacy Innerst (Aug. 8, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-2559-3). Structured as a court case, this biography reveals the adversities that Ginsburg overcame to become a Supreme Court Justice. Ages 6–9.

Danza! Amalia Hernández and El Ballet Folklórico de México by Duncan Tonatiuh (Aug. 22, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-2532-6) spotlights this dancer and founder of the Ballet Folklórico de Mexico. Ages 6–10.

Hanazuki: Book of Treasures: The Official Guide by Brandon Snider (Nov. 7, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-2933-1) introduces Hanazuki, the animated series and toy line from Hasbro. Ages 6–10.

Jelly, Garbage + Toys: Making Pictures with Vik Muniz by Vik Muniz, Joan Sommers, Amanda Freymann, and Ascha Drake (Oct. 3, hardcover, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-2575-3). This interactive biography of artist Muniz encourages readers to take a playful approach to creating art. Ages 8–12.

Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Douglass, a Monumental American Man by Tonya Bolden (Jan. 9, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2546-3) reveals Douglass’s roles as statesman, suffragist, author, and journalist. Ages 10–14.


Peanut Butter & Aliens is a new Zombie Culinary Tale by Joe McGee, illus. by Charles Santoso (Aug. 29, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-2530-2), ages 3–7.


Dinosaur Empire! Earth Before Us #1: Journey Through the Mesozoic Era by Abby Howard (Aug. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2306-3). In this graphic-novel series launch, a girl and a paleontologist travel back to the Mesozoic Era to learn about prehistoric creatures. Ages 8–12.

Puritan Girl, Mohawk Girl: A Novel by John Demos (Oct. 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2604-0). A Puritan girl who is kidnapped by Mohawks finds a new family and way of life in Canada. Ages 8–12.

Sidetracked by Diana Harmon Asher (Aug. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2601-9). A seventh-grade misfit with ADD joins the track team in this story about teamwork and friendship. Ages 8–12.

JoJo’s Guide to the Sweet Life: #PeaceOutHaterz by JoJo Siwa (Oct. 3, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2817-4). This Dance Moms and YouTube star offers advice on overcoming adversity and being true to yourself. Ages 8–up.

The Flash: Book 1 (Oct. 3, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2815-0) and Supergirl: Book 1 (Nov. 7, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2814-3) are adventures based on these CW TV series. Ages 9–12.

Suee and the Shadow by Ginger Ly, illus. by Molly Park (Sept. 19, hardcover, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2563-0). When her shadow comes to life and starts causing trouble, Suee must discover why. Ages 9–12.

Elizabeth and Zenobia by Jessica Miller (Sept. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2724-5). A timid girl and her mischievous imaginary friend move into an old mansion and search for the ghost inside. Ages 9–13.

Lumberjanes #1: Unicorn Power! by Mariko Tamaki, illus. by Brooke Allen (Oct. 10, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2725-2), launches a series about the campers from the Lumberjanes graphic novels. Ages 10–14.

Odd & True by Cat Winters (Sept. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2310-0). Two sisters with a dark past face their figurative and literal demons. Ages 12–up.

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee (Aug. 8, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2548-7). A teen who is the reincarnation of an ancient Chinese mythological weapon must protect her town from demons. Ages 13–up.

She, Myself, and I by Emma Young (Sept. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2570-8). A brain transplant catapults a quadriplegic girl into an obsessive search for identity. Ages 13–up.

A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge (Oct. 17, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2572-2). In this historical fantasy, a girl flees from family ghosts during the English Civil War. Ages 13–up.

A Taxonomy of Love by Rachael Allen (Jan. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2541-8) explores the changing relationship between neighbors Spencer and Hope over the span of six years. Ages 13–up.

Water in May by Ismee Williams (Sept. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2539-5). A New York City teen faces a wrenching decision when she discovers that her unborn baby has a severe heart defect. Ages 13–up.


Poptropica concludes with The End of Time by Mitch Krpata, illus. by Kory Merritt, based on an idea by Jeff Kinney (Sept. 12, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2557-9), ages 6–9. Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid adds The Getaway: Book 12 (Nov. 7, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-2545-6), ages 8–12. Frank Einstein returns in Frank Einstein and the Bio-Action Gizmo by Jon Scieszka, illus. by Brian Biggs (Oct. 17, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2297-4), ages 8–12. Jack and the Geniuses continues with In the Deep Blue Sea by Bill Nye and Gregory Mone, illus. by Nicholas Iluzada (Sept. 12, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2552-4), ages 8–12. And Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales introduces Raid of No Return: A World War II Tale of the Doolittle Raid by Hale (Nov. 7, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2556-2), ages 8–12.

Red’s Planet lands Friends and Foes by Eddie Pittman (Nov. 7, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2314-8), ages 8–12. Tales from the Haunted Pineapple by Stephen Hillenburg and Chris Duffy (Aug. 15, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2560-9) joins SpongeBob Comics, ages 8–12. The Terrible Two act up in The Terrible Two Go Wild by Mac Barnett and Jory John, illus. by Kevin Cornell (Jan. 9, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2185-4), ages 8–12. The Uncanny Express joins The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters by Kara LaReau, illus. by Jen Hill (Jan. 9, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2568-5), ages 8–12. And the Red Abbey Chronicles welcome Naondel by Maria Turtschaninoff (Jan. 9, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2555-5), ages 14–up.

Abrams Appleseed

All Aboard! Let’s Ride a Train by Nichole Mara, illus. by Andrew Kolb (Sept. 5, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-2567-8). In this accordion-style book, readers lift flaps to help a boy find his hat on a train. Ages up to 3.

Charlie Builds: Bridges, Skyscrapers, Doghouses, and More! by Bob Bianchini (Sept. 5, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-2540-1). Charlie and his father build things in this companion to Charlie Rides. Ages up to 3.

100 Things I Love to Do with You by Amy Schwartz (Dec. 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-2288-2). This follow-up to 100 Things That Make Me Happy celebrates spending time with loved ones. Ages 3–5.

Babies Can Sleep Anywhere by Lisa Wheeler, illus. by Carolina Buzio (Sept. 5, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-2536-4), compares the sleeping habits of animals to those of human babies. Ages 3–5.

Better Together: A Book of Family by Barbara Joosse and Anneke Lisberg, illus. by Jared Schorr (Aug. 1, board book, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-2538-8). This ode to families reveals how animals comfort and protect one another. Ages 3–5.


Alphablock adds Buildablock by Christopher Franceschelli, illus. by Peskimo (Sept. 19, board book, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-2569-2), ages up to 3. Changing Faces by Nathan Thoms picks up Meet Happy Bear, illus. by Carles Ballesteros (Aug. 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-2474-9); and Wake Up, Santa, illus. by Pintachan (Oct. 24, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-2883-9), ages up to 3. And Tinyville Town greets I’m a Police Officer by Brian Biggs (Aug. 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-2323-0), ages up to 3.

Adventure Publications


Wildlife Picture Books presents What Eats That? Predators, Prey, and the Food Chain by Ryan Jacobson, photos by Stan Tekiela (Oct. 10, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-59193-749-4), ages 4–8.

AdventureKeen/Lake 7 Creative


Choose to Win scores Back to Pass: A Choose Your Path Football Book by Lisa M. Bolt Simons (Sept. 5, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-940647-27-2), ages 9–13.

Agate Bolden


New Denene Millner Books are Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes, illus. by Gordon James (Oct. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-57284-224-3); and There’s a Dragon in My Closet by Dorothea Taylor, illus. by Charly Palmer (Aug. 8, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-57284-227-4), ages 3–8.

Akashic/Black Sheep

What Is Hip-Hop? by Eric Morse and Nelson George, illus. by Anny Yi (Sept. 5, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-61775-584-2). This follow-up to What Is Punk? introduces kids to hip-hop. Ages 3–7.

Broken Circle by J.L. and M.A. Powers (Oct. 3, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-61775-580-4) launches a series about a boy who’s a soul guide shepherding others from life, through Limbo, to what lies beyond. Ages 12–up.

Albert Whitman

Finding Christmas by Lezlie Evans, illus. by Yee Von Chan (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-2433-6). Three woodland creatures discover the true meaning of Christmas and friendship. Ages up to 3.

Warts and All: A Book of Unconditional Love by Lori Haskins Houran, illus. by Sydney Hanson (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-8658-7). Stinky, grouchy, and warty animals reveal that someone loves you—no matter what. Ages 3–5.

Applesauce Day by Lisa Amstutz, illus. by Talitha Shipman (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0392-8). Maria and her family pick apples at an orchard and then make applesauce. Ages 4–8.

Bob’s Rock by Ann Hassett, illus. by John Hassett (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0672-1). In this sequel to Goodnight Bob, Bob’s pet rock competes with his friend’s pet dog. Ages 4–8.

The Knish War on Rivington Street by Joanne Oppenheim, illus. by Jon Davis (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-4182-1), tells of the competition between two rival knisheries in 1916 New York City. Ages 4–8.

Little Red Ruthie: A Hanukkah Tale by Gloria Koster, illus. by Sue Eastland (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-4646-8), gives a Hanukkah-themed twist to the “Little Red Riding Hood” story. Ages 4–8.

Nightlights by Paul Paolilli and Dan Brewer, illus. by Alice Brereton (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-5622-1), pays tribute to various night lights, including a lighthouse and fireflies. Ages 4–8.

Captain Bling’s Christmas Plunder by Rebecca Colby, illus. by Rob McClurkan (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1063-6). Will pirates who kidnap Santa land on the naughty list? Ages 5–7.

Charlie Takes His Shot: How Charlie Sifford Broke the Color Barrier in Golf by Nancy Churnin (Jan. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1128-2) is a biography of this African-American golfer. Ages 5–7.

Don’t Wake the Yeti! by Claire Freedman, illus. by Claudia Ranucci (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1690-4), offers tips on befriending and caring for a yeti. Ages 5–7.

Elephants Walk Together by Cheryl Lawton Malone, illus. by Bistra Masseva (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1960-8), spotlights the friendship between two elephants in captivity. Ages 5–7.

Maple Syrup from the Sugarhouse by Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton, illus. by Kathryn Mitter (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7943-5). A family gathers maple sap and turns it into maple syrup. Ages 5–7.

Ride On, Will Cody! A Legend of the Pony Express by Caroline Starr Rose, illus. by Joe Lillington (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7068-5), recounts Buffalo Bill Cody’s legendary Pony Express ride. Ages 5–7.

Take Care by Madelyne Rosenberg (Jan. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7732-5). This story in verse showcases simple ways to be kind to the Earth. Ages 5–7.

The Wolf Who Learned to Be Good by Natalia Moore (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-9204-5). A girl teaches a Big Bad Wolf to behave so he can make friends. Ages 5–7.

Midnight Reynolds and the Spectral Transformer by Catherine Holt (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-5125-7). In this series debut, a teen with special sight takes a ghost-hunting job. Ages 9–12.

The Balloonmakers: The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-2933-1). This first novel in a duology introduces a teen who is swept into a conspiracy involving history and magic after she accidentally time-travels to 1988 East Berlin. Ages 12–up.

Room of Shadows by Ronald Kidd (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-6805-7). In this mystery inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe, a carved raven wreaks havoc in David’s creepy new house. Ages 9–12.

Glow by Megan E. Bryant (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-2963-8). A girl uncovers the true story of the Radium Girls, who used radioactive paint to make the world’s first glow-in-the-dark products. Ages 12–up.


Pepe & Millie debut in Play Hide-and-Seek with Pepe & Millie by YaYo Kawamura (Aug. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-6482-0), ages up to 3. Chloe Zoe returns in It’s Halloween, Chloe Zoe! (Aug. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1210-4) and It’s Thanksgiving, Chloe Zoe! (Aug. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1212-8) by Jane Smith, ages 4–8. The Boxcar Children Great Adventure concludes with The Shackleton Sabotage (Aug. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0687-5) and The Khipu and the Final Key (Oct. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0681-3), created by Gertrude Chandler Warner, illus. by Anthony VanArsdale, ages 7–10. And Warner’s The Boxcar Children Mysteries adds The Boxcar Children: Fully Illustrated Edition, illus. by Anne Yvonne Gilbert (Nov. 1, hardcover, $34.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0925-8), ages 7–10.

Algonquin Young Readers

Wicked Bugs: The Meanest, Deadliest, Grossest Bugs on Earth by Amy Stewart, illus. by Briony Morrow-Cribbs (Aug. 8, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-61620-755-7), adapts this guide for young readers. Ages 8–12.

All the Wind in the World by Samantha Mabry (Oct. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61620-666-6)

is a novel of secret love, set against a Southwestern desert landscape plagued by bad luck. Ages 14–18.


The Jumbies continues with Rise of the Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste (Sept. 19, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61620-665-9), ages 8–12. And Jackaby concludes with The Dire King by William Ritter (Aug. 22, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61620-670-3), ages 13–18.

All About Kids/Talking Donkey

The Lion’s Paw by Carlos Torres, illus. by Oscar Perez (Oct. 15, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-9963756-7-2). An African boy embarks on a difficult quest to become a warrior-hunter and village leader. Ages 9–up.

Allen & Unwin

Our Last Trip to the Market by Lorin Clarke, illus. by Mitch Vane (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-925266-96-2), recounts a boisterous family excursion to the market. Ages up to 5.

Milo: A Moving Story by Tohby Riddle (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-76011-163-2). Milo’s life is turned upside down by an argument with his friend in this story exploring the nature of friendship. Ages 4–8.

KidGlovz by Julie Hunt, illus. by Dale Newman (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-74237-852-7). In this graphic fable, a musical genius discovers the terrifying nature of his talent. Ages 8–12.

Into the White: Scott’s Antarctic Odyssey by Joanna Grochowicz (Nov. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-76029-365-9) follows Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova expedition to reach the South Pole. Ages 10–14.

Trouble Tomorrow by Terry Whitebeach, illus. by Sarafino Wani Enadio (Nov. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-76029-146-4). When rebels overrun Obulejo’s town, he escapes and joins a peace education program. Ages 13–18.

Game Theory by Barry Jonsberg (Nov. 1, paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-76029-015-3). After his wild older sister wins the lottery, a math whiz discovers how much trouble money can cause. Ages 14–up.


Martine Murray’s Henrietta stars in Henrietta and the Perfect Night (Oct. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-76029-024-5) and Henrietta, the Greatest Go-Getter (Oct. 1, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-76011-241-7), ages 5–7. Anders by Gregory Mackay issues Anders and the Comet (Oct. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-76011-115-1), ages 6–9; and Anders and the Volcano (Oct. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-76029-003-0), ages 6–11. And Through My Eyes gains Hotaka by John Heffernan (Sept. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-76011-376-6), ages 11–14.

Alternative Comics

My Summer with the Hawaiian Fire Goddess by Kent Silveira, illus. by Diego Jourdan Pereira (Oct. 10, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68148-592-8). On Oahu, two estranged step-siblings find a mysterious dog that belongs to the Hawaiian Fire Goddess. Ages 8–up.


Uncanny by Sarah Fine (Oct. 3, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-4646-6). Cora begins to explore her troubled history and the complicated truth of her adoptive sister’s death. Ages 12–up.

The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane (Jan. 30, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-61218-722-8). A plane crash survivor with amnesia falls for a boy who knows more about her than she does. Ages 12–up.


The Hundredth Queen Series welcomes The Fire Queen by Emily R. King (Sept. 26, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-61109-749-8), ages 14–up.

Amazon/Two Lions

Little Iffy Learns to Fly by Aaron Zenz (Oct. 17, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5039-3986-8). Little Iffy, a griffin who is afraid to fly, receives encouragement from friends. Ages up to 5.

Don’t Forget Dexter! by Lindsay Ward (Oct. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-4727-2) puts Dexter the T. rex in the spotlight. Ages 3–7.

It’s Not Jack and the Beanstalk by Josh Funk, illus. by Edwardian Taylor (Sept. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-4565-0). In this fairytale retelling, Jack doesn’t want to follow the storyline at all. Ages 4–8.


Duck and Hippo return in Duck and Hippo Lost and Found by Jonathan London, illus. by Andrew Joyner (Aug. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-4562-9), ages 3–7. And Pipsie, Nature Detective is on the case in Pipsie, Nature Detective: Turtle Trouble by Rick DeDonato, illus. by Tracy Bishop (Sept. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5039-5099-3), ages 3–7.


Dewey Fairchild, Parent Problem Solver by Lorri Horn, illus. by Agnieszka Grochalska (Aug. 1, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-944995-16-4). A boy who solves other people’s parent problems faces one of his own when his father decides to move the family to Alaska. Ages 7–11.

The Secret Island of Edgar Dewitt by Ferrill Gibbs (Sept. 5, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-944995-21-8). After a boy jumps into a large hole running through the center of the earth, he lands on a remote island. Ages 12–18.

The House at 758 by Kathryn Berla (Oct. 17, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-944995-24-9). Krista’s grandfather helps her confront her grief and move on after her mother dies. Ages 13–18.


The Bizarre Baron Inventions presents The Splendid Baron Submarine by Eric Bower (Nov. 7, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-944995-25-6), ages 8–12.

American Girl

According to Aggie by Mary Richards Beaumont, illus. by Genevieve Kote (Aug. 24, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68337-010-9), is a graphic novel based on American Girl magazine’s comic strip of the same name. Ages 8–12.

Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys by Cara Natterson, illus. by Micah Player (Aug. 24, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68337-026-0), addresses the physical and emotional changes boys experience during puberty. Ages 8–12.

A Year of Mini Mysteries: 29 Tricky Tales to Untangle by Kathy Passero, illus. by Marta Kissi (Aug. 24, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-68337-019-2). Three friends solve mysteries throughout a year. Ages 8–12.


BeForever debuts with Nanea Classic: Growing Up with Aloha (Aug. 24, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68337-022-2) and Hula for the Home Front (Aug. 24, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68337-023-9) by Kirby Larson, illus. by Juliana Kolesova; and Prints in the Sand: My Journey with Nanea by Erin Falligant, illus. by Kolesova (Aug. 24, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68337-024-6), ages 8–12. Digital World: How to Connect, Share, Play, and Keep Yourself Safe by Carrie Anton, illus. by Stevie Lewis (Aug. 24, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68337-043-7), is a new Smart Girl’s Guide, ages 10–14. And The Care & Keeping of You adds Your Happiest You: The Care & Keeping of Your Mind and Spirit by Judy Woodburn, illus. by Josee Masse (Aug. 24, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68337-020-8), ages 10–14.

Amicus High Interest


Favorite Dog Breeds presents eight titles by Martha E.H. Rustad, including Beagles (Aug. 1, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-68151-124-5), German Shepherds (Aug. 1, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-68151-127-6), and Poodles (Aug. 1, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-68151-129-0), ages 6–10. Among the eight new Pro Sports Biographies by Elizabeth Raum are Bryce Harper (Aug. 1, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-68151-135-1), Lebron James (Aug. 1, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-68151-138-2), and Serena Williams (Aug. 1, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-68151-139-9), ages 6–10. Robotics in Our World adds Robots in Fiction by Nadia Higgins (Aug. 1, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-68151-146-7), ages 6–10. Weird and Unusual Animals features Capybaras by Allan Morey (Aug. 1, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-68151-155-9); and Japanese Spider Crabs (Aug. 1, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-68151-158-0) and Sea Cucumbers (Aug. 1, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-68151-160-3) by Wendy Perkins, ages 6–10. And Winter Olympic Sports gains Skiing (Aug. 1, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-68151-151-1) and Snowboarding (Aug. 1, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-68151-152-8) by Laura Hamilton Waxman, ages 6–10.

Amicus Illustrated


Animal Builders presents five titles by Elizabeth Raum, illus. by Romina Martí, including Bears Make Dens (Aug. 1, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-68151-171-9) and Beavers Build Lodges (Aug. 1, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-68151-168-9), ages 6–9. Four books by Annette Bay Pimentel, illus. by Fabbri Daniele, join Do You Really Want to Meet a Dinosaur?, among them Do You Really Want to Meet Apatosaurus? (Aug. 1, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-68151-112-2) and Do You Really Want to Meet Tyrannosaurus Rex? (Aug. 1, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-68151-116-0), ages 6–9. There are six additions to Making Good Choices, including You Can Handle Conflict: Hands or Words? (Aug. 1, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-68151-162-7) and You Can Stay in Control: Wild or Calm? by Connie Colwell Miller, illus. by Assanelli Victoria (Aug. 1, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-68151-165-8), ages 6–9. Who Made My Lunch? serves up five books by Bridget Heos, illus. by Stephanie Fizer-Coleman, among them From Milk to Cheese (Aug. 1, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-68151-122-1) and From Wheat to Bread (Aug. 1, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-68151-120-7), ages 6–9.

Series in Spanish

Six Animal Builders titles are available in Spanish, including Las abejas y sus colmenas (Bees Build Beehives) (Aug. 1, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-68151-279-2) and Los conejos y sus madrigueras (Rabbits Dig Burrows) (Aug. 1, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-68151-283-9) by Elizabeth Raum, illus. by Romina Martí, ages 6–10.

Amicus Readers


Spot Backyard Animals issues eight volumes, among them Bats by Wendy Strobel Dieker (Aug. 1, hardcover, $25.65, ISBN 978-1-68151-090-3), Geckos by Rachel Bach (Aug. 1, hardcover, $25.65, ISBN 978-1-68151-092-7), and Raccoons by Marysa Storm (Aug. 1, hardcover, $25.65, ISBN 978-1-68151-095-8), ages 5–8. Spot Creepy Crawlies introduces eight titles by Nessa Black, including Bees (Aug. 1, hardcover, $25.65, ISBN 978-1-68151-105-4), Ladybugs (Aug. 1, hardcover, $25.65, ISBN 978-1-68151-109-2), and Spiders (Aug. 1, hardcover, $25.65, ISBN 978-1-68151-110-8), ages 5–8. Bulldozers by Mari C. Schuh (Aug. 1, hardcover, $25.65, ISBN 978-1-68151-099-6) joins Spot Mighty Machines, ages 5–8. And five titles by Schuh join Spot Sports, including Basketball (Aug. 1, hardcover, $25.65, ISBN 978-1-68151-084-2) and Soccer (Aug. 1, hardcover, $25.65, ISBN 978-1-68151-089-7), ages 5–8.

Series in Spanish

Spot Backyard Animals issues eight volumes in Spanish, among them El búho (Owls) (Aug. 1, hardcover, $25.65, ISBN 978-1-68151-274-7), El ratón (Mice) (Aug. 1, hardcover, $25.65, ISBN 978-1-68151-273-0), and La ardilla (Squirrels) (Aug. 1, hardcover, $25.65, ISBN 978-1-68151-277-8), ages 5–9. And Spot Mighty Machines rolls on with six additions, among them Las grúas (Cranes) (Aug. 1, hardcover, $25.65, ISBN 978-1-68151-266-2) and Las topadoras (Bulldozers) (Aug. 1, hardcover, $25.65, ISBN 978-1-68151-264-8), ages 5–9.

Andersen Press USA

Elmer and the Tune by David McKee (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-8124-2). After jungle animals get a tune stuck in their heads, Elmer tries to help. Ages 4–9.

I Want Snow! by Tony Ross (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-8125-9). When the Queen goes on a trip and sends back a photo of her feeding penguins, Little Princess decides she wants snow, too. Ages 4–9.

Our Kid by Tony Ross (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-8127-3). A young goat takes some exotic modes of transportation on the way to school. Ages 4–9.

Samson, the Mighty Flea! by Angela McAllister, illus. by Nathan Reed (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-8123-5). The tiny star of Fleabag’s Circus wants to be the biggest star in the world. Ages 4–9.

There’s a Walrus in My Bed! by Ciara Flood (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-8122-8). It’s time for Flynn to sleep in his first-ever big-boy bed, but there appears to be a walrus in it. Ages 4–9.

The Tickle Test by Kathryn White, illus. by Adrian Reynolds (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-8126-6). A brave mouse attempts to tickle bigger animals. Ages 4–9.

Animal Planet


Animal Planet Adventures Chapter Books continues with Puppy Rescue Riddle (Sept. 5, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68330-008-3; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-68330-771-6) and Zoo Camp Puzzle (Sept. 5, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68330-009-0; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-68330-772-3), ages 6–10.


Play Time by Susan Hughes (Sept. 12, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-55451-951-4). Photos reveal how animal behavior mirrors human child play. Ages 1–4.

I Love My Purse by Belle Demont, illus. by Sonja Wimmer (Sept. 12, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-954-5). Charlie is determined to carry his red purse, no matter what anybody says. Ages 5–8.

Shadow Warrior: Based on the True Story of a Fearless Ninja and Her Network of Female Spies by Tanya Lloyd Kyi, illus. by Celia Krampien (Sept. 12, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-966-8; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-965-1), depicts the hardships faced by women in feudal Japan and the courage of one woman to break through barriers. Ages 8–12.

Basketballogy by Kevin Sylvester (Oct. 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-932-3; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-931-6) collects basketball facts covering a range of topics, including the origins of the game and the evolution of the basketball shoe. Ages 9–12.

The Man Who Knew Everything: The Strange Life of Athanasius Kircher by Marilee Peters, illus. by Roxanna Bikadoroff (Oct. 10, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-974-3; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-973-6), is a biography of this 17th-century German Jesuit and scientist. Ages 9–12.

Rewilding: Giving Nature a Second Chance by Ann Love and Jane Drake (Oct. 10, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-962-0; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-961-3) shows how endangered animals have been rehabilitated and returned to their natural habitats. Ages 9–12.

The Biker’s Brother by Peter Edwards (Oct. 10, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-936-1; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-935-4). A teen’s attempts to prove that his brother is innocent of murder take him into the world of motorcycle gangs. Ages 12–up.

The Disappearance by Gillian Chan (Sept. 12, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-983-5; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-982-8). An unlikely friendship develops between two misfits living in a juvenile group home, one of whom seems to have supernatural powers. Ages 12–up.

#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women, edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale (Oct. 10, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-958-3; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-957-6), compiles poems, essays, interviews, and art expressing the experience of being a Native woman. Ages 12–up.

Turtle Island: The Story of North America’s First People by Eldon Yellowhorn and Kathy Lowinger (Sept. 12, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-944-6; paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-943-9) chronicles the life and legends of North America’s Native peoples, from the Ice Age to the arrival of Europeans. Ages 12–up.


Night Creepers by Linda Stanek, illus. by Shennen Bersani (Sept. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60718-322-8), spotlights nocturnal animals and their behaviors. Ages 3–7.

Cao Chong Weighs an Elephant by Songju Ma Daemicke, illus. by Christina Wald (Sept. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62855-903-3). In the Han Kingdom, the Emperor’s son discovers a way to weigh an elephant without a scale. Ages 4–9.


Animal Anatomy and Adaptations introduces Animal Tails by Mary Holland (Sept. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62855-976-7), ages 4–9. And Living Things and Nonliving Things by Kevin Kurtz (Sept. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62855-985-9) is a new Compare and Contrast Book, ages 4–9.

Arsenal Pulp

From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea by Kai Cheng Thom and Kai Yun Ching, illus. by Wai-Yant Li (Oct. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-55152-709-3). A child who can change into any shape imaginable stars in this extended metaphor about difference and gender non-comformity. Ages 3–8.


Classic Storybook Fables: Including “Beauty and the Beast” and Other Favorites by Scott Gustafson (Sept. 5, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-57965-704-8) reimagines familiar stories. Ages 5–8.


My Amazing Mozart Music Book by Natacha Godeau, illus. by Anne-Kathrin Behl (Oct. 17, board book, $14.95, ISBN 978-2-7338-5067-1). This board-book look at Mozart’s life includes musical sound buttons. Ages 3–7.

Leon the Raccoon Explores the Arctic by Lucie Papineau, illus. by Tommy Doyle (Oct. 10, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-2-7338-5045-9). The star of Leon the Raccoon Goes on a Trip to the Countryside travels to the Arctic to help open a school. Ages 3–up.

My Ballet Music Book by Christelle Galloux (Oct. 17, board book, $11.95, ISBN 978-2-7338-5245-3). This story of eight famous ballets features musical sound buttons. Ages 3–up.

The Wolf Who Wanted to Fall in Love by Orianne Lallemand, illus. by Eléonore Thuillier (Dec. 12, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-2-7338-5244-6). A lonely wolf surrounded by animal pairs decides to find his own special someone. Ages 3–up.

Odd One Out by Danielle Chaperon, illus. by Iris Boudreau (Sept. 12, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-2-7338-5066-4). Clara feels left out when her best friend befriends the new girl in school. Ages 4–up.


Fussy Little Butterfly Goes Outside by Jaenet Guggenheim (Sept. 1, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-929115-33-4). After flying around the house for a few days, a newly hatched butterfly wants to go outdoors. Ages 1–up



Wulf’s Saga continues with The Amber Arrow by Tony Daniel (Sept. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8253-0), ages 14–up.


The 5,000 Friends of Veronica Veetch by Jean Hanson, illus. by Launie Parry (Sept. 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-934649-27-5). When a precocious girl’s classmates decide she’s a snob, she shows them that true riches don’t require money and true friends see beyond the surface. Ages 4–8.


The Day the Angels Fell by Shawn Smucker (Sept. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8007-2849-6). When tragedy shakes Samuel’s family, his search for answers entangles him in an ancient conflict. Ages 14–17.


Recruits by Thomas Locke introduces Renegades (Nov. 7, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8007-2790-1), ages 14–17.


Baby Talk/Hablando con Bebé by Stella Blackstone (Aug. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-78285-350-3). This bilingual photographic book reveals the ways babies and their caregivers communicate. Ages up to 2.

My Friend Robot! by Sunny Scribens, illus. by Hui Skipp, sung by Norma Jean Wright (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-78285-322-0; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-78285-323-7). Kids and their robot friend build a tree house in this sing-along story packaged with a musical CD. Ages 3–7.

Greek Myths: Three Heroic Tales by Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden, illus. by Carole Henaff (Sept. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-78285-349-7), includes notes, a glossary, and a map of ancient Greece. Ages 8–10.


Christmas Eve by Annie Auerbach (Sept. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6896-3) is a rhyming holiday search-and-find book. Ages 1–4.

Fergus Barnaby Goes on Vacation by David Barrow (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-5009-6). Packing for a family vacation, Fergus realizes that the toys he wants to bring are at his friends’ homes. Ages 2–5.

Santa’s Sleigh by Annie Auerbach, illus. by Roberta Pagnoni (Sept. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-5000-3). In this sleigh-shaped book, Santa prepares for his trip and takes off into the snowy night. Ages 2–5.

Who’s Hatching? by Jennifer Sattler (Oct. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-5004-1). When two curious dinosaurs find an egg that will soon hatch, they wonder what the new arrival will look like. Ages 2–5.

Musical Christmas Tree by Patricia Regan (Sept. 1, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6899-4). This tree-shaped search-and-find book set in Santa’s house features a sound button that plays “Jingle Bells.” Ages 3–6.

Super Fun Science: With Cool and Challenging Experiments by Jaclyn Crupi (Sept. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-5010-2) explores such topics as energy, gravity, weight, light, and matter. Ages 6–10.

Greatest Animal Stories, selected by Michael Morpurgo (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-5003-4), rounds up illustrated retellings of classic animal tales. Ages 7–11.


Q&A Flaps welcomes Where Do You Live? (Sept. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-5017-1) and Whose Mom Is This? (Sept. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-5018-8) by ArsEdition, ages 1–3. Goodnight Spaceman: The Perfect Bedtime Book! by Michelle Robinson, illus. by Nick East (Aug. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-1086-1), is a new Goodnight title, ages 1–4. Ella Bella Ballerina twirls on in Ella Bella Ballerina and the Magic Toyshop by James Mayhew (Oct. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-5005-8), ages 4–8. And Children in Our World adds Poverty and Hunger by Louise Spilsbury (Aug. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-5019-5) and Refugees and Migrants by Ceri Roberts (Aug. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-5020-1), both illus. by Hanane Kai, ages 6–10.

Born Free... Books introduces Bear Rescue: True-Life Stories by Jess French and the Born Free Foundation (Sept. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-1087-8) and Tiger Rescue: True-Life Stories by Louisa Leaman and the Born Free Foundation (Oct. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-1088-5), ages 8–12. New Great Escapes titles by Gare Thompson are Mount St. Helens 1980: Fiery Eruption! (Aug. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0972-8) and Underground Railroad 1854: Perilous Journey (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0973-5), ages 8–12. And Visual Explorers issues Aviation (Oct. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-1080-9) and Birds of Prey (Oct. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-1081-6) by Toby Reynolds and Paul Calver; and Global Warming (Oct. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-1082-3) and Machines (Oct. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-1083-0) by Lyn Coutts, ages 8–12.

Behrman/Apples & Honey

Judah Maccabee Goes to the Doctor: A Story for Hanukkah by Ann D. Koffsky (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-522-7). A boy scared of getting a shot finds the courage to be like a Maccabee. Ages 3–6.

Adam’s Animals by Barry L. Schwartz, illus. by Steliyana Doneva (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-530-2), retells the biblical tale of how Adam gave animals their names. Ages 3–7.

Big Sam: A Rosh Hashanah Tall Tale by Eric A. Kimmel (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-525-8). Making a giant-sized challah, Big Sam digs a huge hole to use as a mixing bowl: the Grand Canyon. Ages 3–8.

Yom Kippur Shortstop by David A. Adler (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-521-0). In this tale inspired by Sandy Koufax, a boy is torn between playing baseball and attending Yom Kippur services. Ages 4–8.


Avi the Ambulance stars in Avi the Ambulance and the Snowy Day by Claudia Carlson and Ann D. Koffsky (Aug. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-528-9), ages 3–7.


71 Sheep Try Soccer by Pablo Albo, illus. by Guridi (Oct. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-9942895-9-9). What happens when sheep attempt to play a game of soccer? Ages 3–5.


Little Owl’s Egg by Debi Gliori, illus. by Alison Brown (Nov. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-324-3). Little Owl isn’t pleased to hear that there is a new baby owl in the egg his mother has laid. Ages 2–5.

Goodnight World by Debi Gliori (Aug. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-363-2) bids goodnight to plants, animals, and everything else in the world. Ages 3–6.

Lola Dutch Is a Little Bit Much by Kenneth Wright, illus. by Sarah Jane Wright (Jan. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-551-3). Animal pals help an energetic girl make the most of every day. Ages 3–6.

Playdates Rule! by Rob McClurkan (Nov. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-369-4). When his friend comes over to play, Ezra’s parents are surprised to discover he’s an elephant. Ages 3–6.

Princess Snowbelle by Lucy Fleming (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-690-9). After her friend is lost in a blizzard on the way to the ball, can Snowbelle find the magic within herself to save her? Ages 3–6.

Valensteins by Ethan Long (Dec. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-433-6). Monsters celebrate Valentine’s Day in this follow-up to Fright Club. Ages 3–6.

Be a King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream and You by Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by James E. Ransome (Jan. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8027-2368-0). Children working on a school project are inspired by the actions and example of this civil rights leader. Ages 4–8.

Book or Bell? by Chris Barton, illus. by Ashley Spires (Oct. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-729-6). When Henry ignores the school bell and keeps on reading, he sets off a chaotic chain reaction. Ages 4–8.

Animalsaurus: Incredible Creatures from Prehistoric and Modern Times by Tracey Turner, illus. by Harriet Russell (Oct. 3, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-544-5), introduces past and present beasts. Ages 8–12.

The Danger Gang and the Pirates of Borneo! by Stephen Bramucci, illus. by Arree Chung (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-692-7). After his world-traveling parents are kidnapped on his 12th birthday, Ronald heads to Borneo to rescue them. Ages 8–12.

The Daybreak Bond by Megan Frazer Blakemore (Sept. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-479-0). In this sequel to The Firefly Code, Mori and friends grasp the reality of their seemingly perfect community. Ages 8–12.

Ellie, Engineer by Jackson Pearce (Jan. 16, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-519-3). This series launch introduces a resourceful girl who builds elaborate creations in her backyard workshop. Ages 8–12.

The Exact Location of Home by Kate Messner (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-548-3). A tech-savvy boy searches for his father during tough times in this novel of family and friendship. Ages 8–12.

The Great Shelby Holmes Meets Her Match by Elizabeth Eulberg (Sept. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-054-9). Shelby investigates a teacher’s suspicious behavior in this sequel to The Great Shelby Holmes. Ages 8–12.

Spy Toys by Mark Powers, illus. by Tim Wesson (Jan. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-665-7), debuts a series about toys with computerized brains and distinct personalities who undertake crucial missions. Ages 8–12.

Girl on Pointe: Chloe’s Guide to Taking on the World by Chloe Lukasiak and Nancy Ohlin (Jan. 23, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-737-1). Lukasiak, of Dance Moms and social media fame, offers insight into her life. Ages 12–up.

Reign the Earth by A.C. Gaughen (Jan. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-111-9). Shalia must choose between peace and her own future as an Elementae—mystical people who can control the elements. Ages 14–up.


Read & Bloom welcomes Caveboy: The Adventures of Caveboy (Aug. 29, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-986-7), Caveboy Is Bored! (Aug. 29, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-045-7), and Caveboy Is a Hit! (Dec. 12, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-047-1) by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, illus. by Eric Wight; and Wallace and Grace and the Lost Puppy by Heather Alexander, illus. by Laura Zarrin (Sept. 26, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-012-9), ages 5–7. That’s My Book! And Other Stories by Salina Yoon (Sept. 19, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-891-4) is a new Duck, Duck, Porcupine Book, ages 5–7. The Adventures of Pug continues with Cowboy Pug by Laura James, illus. by Églantine Ceulemans (Nov. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-824-8), ages 6–9. And Butterfly Wishes by Jennifer Castle debuts with The Wishing Wings (Dec. 26, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-491-2) and Tiger Streak’s Tale (Dec. 26, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-492-9), ages 7–10.

E.D. Baker’s Magic Animal Rescue adds Maggie and the Unicorn (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-145-4) and Maggie and the Flying Pigs (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-489-9), ages 7–10. Unicorn Princesses by Emily Bliss, illus. by Sydney Hanson, gets underway with Sunbeam’s Shine (Aug. 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-325-0), Flash’s Dash (Aug. 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-329-8), Bloom’s Ball (Dec. 26, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-333-5), and Prism’s Paint (Dec. 26, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-337-3), ages 7–10. The Fairy-Tale Matchmaker returns in The Magical Match by E.D. Baker (Oct. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-139-3), ages 8–12. Designed by Lucy by Courtney Sheinmel (Nov. 7, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-117-1) joins The Kindness Club, ages 8–12. Robyn Hoodlum Adventures wraps up with Reign of Outlaws by Kekla Magoon (Oct. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-657-6), ages 8–12. And Throne of Glass releases Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas (Sept. 5, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-577-3), ages 14–up.

Blue Manatee

Baby Loves to Wiggle Wiggle by Stacy Sims, illus. by Sharareh Khosravani (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-936669-57-8), celebrates movement: clapping hands, wiggling, and stretching. Ages up to 3.

In Autumn/En Otoño by Susana Madinabeitia Manso, photos by Emily Hanako Momohara (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-936669-61-5). In this bilingual book, a girl personifies favorite fall things. Ages up to 3.

Wake by Shawn Dougherty, illus. by Leah Busch (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-936669-60-8). Awoken by his friend Owl in the quiet hours of the night, a boy ventures out to his special place in the forest. Ages 5–7.


Dr. Books greets Cats! by John Hutton, illus. by Doug Cenko (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-936669-58-5), ages up to 3. And ROYGBaby strikes up Alphabet Family Band by Sarah Jones (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-936669-59-2), ages up to 3.



World Issues releases Immigration by Harriet Brundle (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-78637-022-8), ages 7–11.

Bold Strokes

The Girl Who Wasn’t Dead by Samantha Boyette (Sept. 19, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-62639-950-1). A year after someone tried to kill her and she disappeared, Jenny is determined to uncover the culprit.

Ages 13–17.

BOOM Studios

Brave Chef Brianna by Sam Sykes, illus. by Selina Espiritu (Dec. 12, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68415-050-2). A girl detrmined to be the best chef around opens a restaurant—in a city filled with monsters. Ages 8–up.


Steven Universe starts up with Warp Tour by Melanie Gillman, illus. by Katy Farina, created by Rebecca Sugar with Whitney Cogar (Oct. 24, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68415-033-5), ages 8–up.

BOOM Studios/Archaia


Mouse Guard presents Mouse Guard Alphabet Book by David Petersen, illus. by Serena Malyon (Sept. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68415-010-6), ages 2–up.

Boutique of Quality Books


Crisanta Knight returns in Inherent Fate by Geanna Culbertson (Sept. 1, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-945448-06-5), ages 12–up.

Boyds Mills

Flashlight Night by Matt Forrest Esenwine, illus. by Fred Koehler (Sept. 19, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-62979-493-8). A flashlight illuminates the nighttime world for children exploring their backyard. Ages 4–8.

How Do You Say I Love You, Dewey Dew? by Leslie Staub, illus. by Jeff Mack (Oct. 31, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62979-497-6). In this sequel to Time for (Earth) School, Dewey Dew, Dewey struggles with Earth language, especially the word “love.” Ages 4–8.

The Marvelwood Magicians by Diane Zahler (Sept. 19, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-62979-724-3). A family of magical performers battles an evil ringmaster who wants to steal their talents. Ages 8–12.

Stolen Secrets by L.B. Schulman (Sept. 19, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62979-722-9). When she finds journal entries from the Holocaust, a teen suspects her grandmother might be linked to Anne Frank. Ages 12–18.

Inevitable and Only by Lisa Rosinsky (Oct. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62979-817-2). Cadie’s life is turned upside-down when her father reveals that she has a half-sister. Ages 12–up.


The Space Boy trilogy concludes with Space Boy and the Snow Monster by Dian Regan, illus. by Robert Neubecker (Oct. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-59078-957-5), ages 3–7. Strange and Wonderful greets Spiders! Strange and Wonderful by Laurence Pringle, illus. by Meryl Henderson (Oct. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62979-321-4), ages 7–9. And A Ninja’s Journey continues with Deadly Wish by Sarah Thomson (Sept. 26, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-62979-777-9), ages 10–14.

Boyds Mills/Calkins Creek

Revolutionary Rogues: John André and Benedict Arnold by Selene Castrovilla, illus. by John O’Brien (Sept. 19, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62979-341-2), recounts the story of traitor Benedict Arnold and his plotting with British Major John André. Ages 9–11.

Not on Fifth Street by Kathy Wiechman (Oct. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62979-804-2). This survival story centers on two brothers during the record-breaking flooding of the Ohio River in 1937. Ages 9–12.

Bound by Ice: A True North Pole Survival Story by Sandra Neil Wallace and Rich Wallace (Sept. 19, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62979-428-0) follows the USS Jeannette’s 1879–1881 journey to find a route to the North Pole. Ages 9–18.

Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961 by Larry Dane Brimner (Nov. 7, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62979-586-7) rounds up the stories of 13 black and white civil rights activists who spearheaded the 1961 Freedom Ride challenging unconstitutional segregation. Ages 10–18.

Now or Never! Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry’s War to End Slavery by Ray Shepard (Oct. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62979-340-5) is a dual biography of George E. Stephens and James Henry Gooding, Civil War soldiers who were the first African-American correspondents to report from the battlefield. Ages 11–18.

Boyds Mills/WordSong

Read, Read, Read! by Amy Ludwig Vanderwater, illus. by Ryan O’Rourke (Sept. 19, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-59078-975-9), compiles 23 poems celebrating the joy of reading. Ages 5–10.


Ruby the Foster Dog by Jimmy Wayne (Nov. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4245-5408-9). A man who is walking halfway across the U.S. to raise awareness of needy foster children adopts an abandoned dog. Ages 8–12.


Buster and the Baby by Amy Hest, illus. by Polly Dunbar (Dec. 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8787-8). A puppy and a baby play a game of chase. Ages 2–5.

Can’t Catch Me! by Timothy Knapman, illus. by Simona Ciraolo (Nov. 7, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9496-8). A speedy mouse taunts a sequence of hungry animals—until he encounters a clever cat. Ages 2–5.

Follow the Track All the Way Back by Timothy Knapman, illus. by Ben Mantle (Oct. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9573-6). When Little Train ventures down the tracks, he remembers his parents’ coaching. Ages 2–5.

Hilda and the Runaway Baby by Daisy Hirst (Sept. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9490-6). A baby’s escape in his stroller leads to an unlikely friendship with Hilda the pig. Ages 2–5.

On the Night of the Shooting Star by Amy Hest, illus. by Jenni Desmond (Sept. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9154-7). A shared experience brings solitary neighbors Bunny and Dog together. Ages 2–5.

Thank You, Bees by Toni Yuly (Sept. 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9261-2). Torn-paper collages illustrate this book delivering a message of gratitude and connection. Ages 2–5.

Aliens Get the Sniffles Too! Ahhh-Choo! by Katy S. Duffield, illus. by K.G. Campbell (Nov. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6502-9). When Little Alien gets sick, an alien pooch helps out. Ages 3–7.

Baby Goes to Market by Atinuke, illus. by Angela Brooksbank (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9570-5). This tale introducing numbers stars a baby and his mama at a bustling Nigerian marketplace. Ages 3–7.

Boo Who? by Ben Clanton (Aug. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8824-0). A shy little ghost has trouble fitting in until his special talent comes to the fore. Ages 3–7.

Elf in the House by Ammi-Joan Paquette, illus. by Adam Record (Sept. 19, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8132-6). In this follow-up to Ghost in the House, a girl searches for the source of the sound that awakens her on Christmas Eve. Ages 3–7.

Giant Pants by Mark Fearing (Oct. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8984-1). What happens when a giant loses his only pair of pants? Ages 3–7.

I’m Afraid Your Teddy Is in Trouble Today by Jancee Dunn, illus. by Scott Nash (Oct. 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7537-0). What do toys do when your back is turned? One teddy throws a party. Ages 3–7.

Pick a Pine Tree by Patricia Toht, illus. by Jarvis (Sept. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9571-2), evokes the fun of picking out and decorating a Christmas tree. Ages 3–7.

Red and Lulu by Matt Tavares (Sept. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7733-6). When two loving cardinals become separated, can a Christmas miracle reunite them? Ages 3–7.

Song of the Wild: A First Book of Animals by Nicola Davies, illus. by Petr Horácek (Oct. 3, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9160-8), showcases animals around the world. Ages 3–7.

Willy and the Cloud by Anthony Browne (Nov. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9498-2). When a niggling worry begins to cloud Willy’s day, he learns that facing his fears can clear the skies. Ages 3–7.

Windows by Julia Denos, illus. by E.B. Goodale (Oct. 17, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9035-9). A boy walks his dog at dusk in this ode to autumn evenings, exploring the neighborhood, and coming home. Ages 3–7.

I Won’t Eat That by Christopher Silas Neal (Nov. 14, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7909-5). What will hungry Cat eat when he decides that cat food is dry and dull? Ages 4–6.

Baabwaa and Wooliam: A Tale of Literacy, Dental Hygiene, and Friendship by David Elliott, illus. by Melissa Sweet (Sept. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6074-1). A sheep who loves to knit and one who loves to read encounter a third sheep—or is it a wolf in sheep’s clothing? Ages 4–8.

Bear Make Den by Jane Godwin and Michael Wagner, illus. by Andrew Joyner (Aug. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9061-8). This friendship tale reveals that a cozy abode and delicious food do not by themselves make a home. Ages 4–8.

Gum by Nancy Willard, illus. by Jeff Newman (Oct. 24, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7774-9). Two boys’ singular obsession with an elusive gumball-machine prize pays off in a surprising way. Ages 4–8.

His Royal Highness, King Baby: A Terrible True Story by Sally Lloyd-Jones, illus. by David Roberts (Sept. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9793-8). When an older sibling with a flair for the dramatic shares her kingdom with a newborn tyrant, can there be a happily ever after? Ages 4–8.

Koala by Claire Saxby, illus. by Julie Vivas (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9481-4). After outgrowing his mother’s pouch, a koala bravely searches for a new home. Ages 4–8.

La La La: A Story of Hope by Kate DiCamillo, illus. by Jaime Kim (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5833-5). This nearly wordless story follows a girl’s search for a friend. Ages 4–8.

Pattan’s Pumpkin: An Indian Flood Story by Chitra Soundar and Frané Lessac (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9274-2) retells a traditional flood myth from the Irular tribe in Southern India. Ages 4–8.

Trucks Galore by Peter Stein, illus. by Bob Staake (Oct. 17, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8978-0), pays tribute to trucks of all stripes. Ages 4–8.

The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse by Mac Barnett, illus. by Jon Klassen (Oct. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7754-1). What happens when a mouse and a duck get swallowed by a wolf? Ages 4–8.

How Does My Home Work? by Chris Butterworth, illus. by Lucia Gaggiotti (Jan. 2, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9594-1). This look at the inner workings of a home features retro illustrations revealing the technology behind everyday life. Ages 5–8.

Many: The Diversity of Life on Earth by Nicola Davies, illus. by Emily Sutton (Nov. 7, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9483-8). This companion to Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes showcases the variety of life on Earth and the importance of preserving it. Ages 5–8.

Welcome to Country: A Traditional Aboriginal Ceremony by Aunty Joy Murphy, illus. by Lisa Kennedy (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9499-9). Two Indigenous Australians portray a traditional Welcome to Country ceremony. Ages 5–9.

Where’s Waldo? Destination: Everywhere! 12 Classic Scenes As You’ve Never Seen Them Before! by Martin Handford (Nov. 14, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9726-6). This bespectacled explorer revisits a dozen of his travel destinations. Ages 5–9.

Bug Blonsky and His Very Long List of Don’ts by E.S. Redmond (Jan. 2, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8935-3). Will an antsy, easily distracted boy’s list of “don’ts” help him stay out of trouble? Ages 6–9.

The Nutcracker Mice by Kristin Kladstrup, illus. by Brett Helquist (Oct. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8519-5). A young mouse must save her threatened production of The Nutcracker. Ages 7–10.

Pop-up Shakespeare by the Reduced Shakespeare Co., illus. by Jennie Maizels (Oct. 3, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9874-4). This pop-up book spotlights the Bard’s plays, sonnets, and poems. Ages 7–10.

42 Is Not Just a Number: The Odyssey of Jackie Robinson, American Hero by Doreen Rappaport (Sept. 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7624-7) profiles the ballplayer’s life and legacy. Ages 8–12.

Books! Books! Books! Explore the Amazing Collection of the British Library by Mick Manning, illus. by Brita Granström (Sept. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9757-0), examines some of the rarest, oddest, most valuable, and best-loved books in this library’s collection. Ages 8–12.

Brave Red, Smart Frog: A New Book of Old Tales by Emily Jenkins, illus. by Rohan Daniel Eason (Sept. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6558-6), offers contemporary retellings of seven fairytales. Ages 8–12.

Martin Luther King: The Peaceful Warrior by Ed Clayton, illus. by Donald Bermudez (Dec. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7471-7), is a revised and updated version of this biographical book. Ages 8–12.

Race to the Bottom of the Sea by Lindsay Eagar (Oct. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7923-1). A girl tries to solve the mystery of the pirate who kidnaps her in this adventure with a hint of steampunk. Ages 8–12.

Get Coding! Learn HTML, CSS & JavaScript & Build a Website, App & Game by Young Rewired State (Aug. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9276-6) is a computer programming guide written by kids. Ages 9–12.

Giant Pumpkin Suite by Melanie Heuiser Hill (Sept. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9155-4). A twin must grow in unexpected ways in this story of prodigy, community, and unlikely friendship. Ages 9–12.

Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library by Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Eric Velasquez (Sept. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8046-6), profiles Arturo Schomburg, an Afro-Puerto Rican man who collected writings and art from Africa and the African diaspora during the Harlem Renaissance. Ages 9–12.

My Brigadista Year by Katherine Paterson (Oct. 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9508-8) centers on a Cuban girl who volunteers for Fidel Castro’s national literacy campaign. Ages 10–14.

Slider by Pete Hautman (Sept. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9070-0). This novel ties together themes of competitive eating, family dynamics, and friendship. Ages 10–14.

The Wonderling by Mira Bartók (Sept. 26, hardcover, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9121-9). A shy, fox-like foundling with only one ear and a desperate desire to belong searches for his destiny. Ages 10–14.

Journeys: Young Readers’ Letters to Authors Who Changed Their Lives (Aug. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8101-2; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9578-1) compiles 52 entries into the Letters About Literature contest held by the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress. Ages 10–up.

Sinking the Sultana: A Civil War Story of Imprisonment, Greed, and a Doomed Journey Home by Sally M. Walker (Oct. 10, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7755-8) tells of the 1865 sinking of the steamboat Sultana on the Mississippi River, which claimed more than 1,500 lives. Ages 10–up.

Whistling in the Dark by Shirley Hughes (Nov. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9072-4). This novel of friendship and mystery set in Liverpool during the Blitz draws from Hughes’s teenage memories. Ages 10–up.

Poe: Stories and Poems: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Gareth Hinds (Aug. 1, hardcover, $22, ISBN 978-0-7636-8112-8; paper, $14, ISBN 978-0-7636-9509-5) presents familiar Poe works in graphic format. Ages 12–up.

Trell by Dick Lehr (Sept. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9275-9) is a novel inspired by the true story of a young man’s false imprisonment for murder—and those who fought to free him. Ages 12–up.

Being Fishkill by Ruth Lehrer (Nov. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8442-6). A teen fends for herself, with her fists if need be, until a new friendship leads to a chance for a new start. Ages 14–up.

The Big Lie by Julie Mayhew (Nov. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9125-7). In this novel set in present-day England under a Nazi regime, a teen questions how far she’s willing to go to break the rules. Ages 14–up.

Echo After Echo by Amy Rose Capetta (Oct. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9164-6). Acting in a Greek tragedy, Zara falls for a girl working as a lighting director while deaths occur in the theater. Ages 14–up.

Landscape with Invisible Hand by M.T. Anderson (Sept. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8789-2). Aliens invade a future Earth in this satire of art and truth in the midst of colonization. Ages 14–up.

Seven Trees of Stone by Leo Hunt (Aug. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9173-8). This follow-up to Thirteen Days of Midnight and Eight Rivers of Shadow continues the story of necromancer Luke. Ages 14–up.

Of Jenny and the Aliens by Ryan Gebhart (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8845-5). When boy meets girl meets alien, the angst of first love gets an extraterrestrial twist. Ages 16–up.


My Very First Mother Goose welcomes On the Go with Mother Goose by Iona Opie, illus. by Rosemary Wells (Sept. 12, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9214-8), ages up to 3. Maisy returns in Beep, Beep, Maisy! by Lucy Cousins (Sept. 5, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9407-4), ages 2–5. Dragon is back in Sail Away Dragon by Barbara Joosse, illus. by Randy Cecil (Oct. 24, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7313-0), ages 3–7. Minibombo gains Shake the Tree! by Chiara Vignocchi, Paolo Chiarinotti, and Silvia Borando (Jan. 2, hardcover, $14, ISBN 978-0-7636-9488-3), ages 3–7. Judy Moody and Friends star in Judy Moody, Tooth Fairy by Megan McDonald, illus. by Erwin Madrid (Sept. 12, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9167-7; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9168-4), ages 4–6. Guess How Much I Love You adds A Book of Valentines by Sam McBratney, illus. by Anita Jeram (Dec. 26, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9801-0), ages 4–8. And Felix and Fiona return in Fiona’s Little Accident by Rosemary Wells (Jan. 2, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8982-7), ages 5–8.

Infamous Ratsos continues with Infamous Ratsos Are Not Afraid by Kara LaReau, illus. by Matt Myers (Sept. 12, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7637-7), ages 5–8. Princess in Black features The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, illus. by LeUyen Pham (Sept. 5, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8826-4), ages 5–8. Bear and Mouse celebrate A Christmas for Bear by Bonny Becker, illus. by Kady MacDonald Denton (Sept. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-4923-4), ages 5–9. Joe and Sparky kick up their heels in Joe and Sparky, Party Animals! by Jamie Michalak, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz (Aug. 15, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8206-4), ages 5–9. Pigsticks and Harold are back in Pigsticks and Harold Lost in Time! by Alex Milway (Nov. 14, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8186-9), ages 5–9. And The Twelve Days of Christmas by Grahame Baker-Smith (Sept. 19, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9485-2) is a new Panorama Pops, ages 5–9.

Tales from Deckawoo Drive picks up Eugenia Lincoln and the Unexpected Package by Kate DiCamillo, illus. by Chris Van Dusen (Oct. 10, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7881-4), ages 6–9. Julius Zebra reappears in Battle with the Britons! by Gary Northfield (Jan. 2, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7854-8), ages 7–10. Dolls of War by Shirley Parenteau (Nov. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9069-4) joins The Friendship Dolls, ages 8–12. New Alex Rider Graphic Novels by Anthony Horowitz and Antony Johnston are Eagle Strike, illus. by Kanako and Yuzuru (Sept. 5, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9256-8); and Scorpia, illus. by Emma Vieceli and Kate Brown (Sept. 5, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9257-5), ages 9–12. Knightology by Dugald A. Steer (Nov. 14, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9848-5) is a new Ology title, ages 10–up. And The War of Angels releases The Reaction by Helena Coggan (Oct. 3, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8973-5), ages 14–up.

Candlewick/Big Picture

Alphamals: A-Z, illus. by Graham Carter (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9557-6), is an abecedarian of the animal kingdom. Ages 2–5.

The Greatest Opposites Book on Earth by Lee Singh, illus. by Tom Frost (Oct. 3, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9554-5), offers a pop-up, fold-down, pull-out book of opposites. Ages 3–7.

Secrets of the Sea by Kate Baker, illus. by Eleanor Taylor (Oct. 3, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9839-3), introduces rarely seen creatures from under the sea. Ages 8–12.



New Campfire Graphic Novels are The Beautiful Game: Survival by Jason Quinn, illus. by Lalit Kumar Sharma (Sept. 5, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-93-81182-11-6), ages 10–up; and Karna: Victory in Death by Rik Hoskin, illus. by Sachin Nagar (Aug. 8, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-93-81182-30-7), ages 12–up.

Candlewick Entertainment

The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel, illus. by Lucia Gaggiotti (Sept. 12, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9465-4). Squirrel searches for acorns in this book based on the kids’ game. Ages up to 3.

Ride: Kit Meets Covington by Bobbi JG Weiss (Sept. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9439-5; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9835-5). An American girl attends an elite British equestrian school. Ages 12–up.


Peppa Pig stars in Peppa Pig and the Library Visit (Oct. 10, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9788-4) and Peppa Pig’s Pop-up Princess Castle (Sept. 12, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9734-1), ages 3–7. And Peg + Cat by Jennifer Oxley and Billy Aronson releases Peg + Cat: The Big Dog Problem (Sept. 12, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9787-7; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9790-7) and Peg + Cat: The Pirate Problem (Sept. 12, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9786-0; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9789-1), ages 5–8.

Candlewick/Nosy Crow

Can You Say It, Too? Brrr! Brrr!, illus. by Sebastien Braun (Sept. 19, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9622-1), presents animals to spot, name, and mimic. Ages up to 3.

Where’s the Hen? (Oct. 10, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9640-5) and Where’s the Owl? (Oct. 10, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9639-9), illus. by Ingela P. Arrhenius, are lift-the-flap search-and-find books. Ages up to 3.

Goldilocks and the Just Right Potty by Leigh Hodgkinson (Dec. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9799-0) is a potty-training story starring Goldilocks. Ages 2–5.

The Christmas Fairy by Anne Booth, illus. by Rosalind Beardshaw (Sept. 19, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9629-0). Clara dreams of being a Christmas fairy atop the tree, but things don’t go as planned. Ages 3–7.

Dave’s Cave by Frann Preston-Gannon (Jan. 2, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9628-3). Dave’s attempt to find the best cave reveals that there’s no place like home. Ages 3–7.

Little Mouse’s Big Breakfast by Christine Pym (Jan. 2, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9626-9). Little Mouse discovers that he’s not the only one looking for breakfast. Ages 3–7.

Nothing Can Frighten a Bear by Elizabeth Dale, illus. by Paula Metcalf (Jan. 2, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9627-6). Can monsters scare a bear who insists he’s the scariest creature of all? Ages 3–7.

The Princess and the Christmas Rescue by Caryl Hart, illus. by Sarah Warburton (Sept. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9632-0). A lonely princess helps the elves make toys when Santa falls ill. Ages 3–7.

What’s Next Door? by Nicola O’Byrne (Jan. 2, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9634-4). The crocodile star of Open Very Carefully needs readers’ help to find his way home. Ages 3–7.

The Winter Fox by Timothy Knapman, illus. by Rebecca Harry (Oct. 10, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9631-3). Can a wish upon a star help a cold, hungry, and lonely fox? Ages 3–7.

Would You Dare...? A Lift-the-Flap Adventure by Min Flyte, illus. by Matt Hunt (Nov. 14, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9619-1). A plucky jungle explorer encounters scary creatures. Ages 3–7.

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams, illus. by Sarah Massini (Sept. 12, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9641-2). This gift edition includes a downloadable reading by Juliet Stevenson. Ages 5–9.


Sing Along with Me! welcomes The Itsy Bitsy Spider (Nov. 14, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9581-1) and We Wish You a Merry Christmas (Sept. 19, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9612-2), illus. by Yu-hsuan Huang, ages 2–5. And The Wacky Winter Wonderland! is a new Hubble Bubble title by Tracey Corderoy, illus. by Joe Berger (Oct. 10, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9624-5; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9625-2), ages 6–9.

Candlewick Studio

ABC Pop-up by Courtney Watson McCarthy (Sept. 12, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9007-6). This 3-D look at everyday objects features juxtapositions of adjacent letters. Ages 5–9.

A World of Information by Richard Platt, illus. by James Brown (Oct. 3, hardcover, $25, ISBN 978-0-7636-9348-0), compiles facts and figures covering a range of topics. Ages 7–up.

Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki by Kevin Crossley-Holland, illus. by Jeffrey Alan Love (Oct. 17, hardcover, $27.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9500-2), offers an introduction to the Viking gods. Ages 10–up.


Do Not Take Your Dragon to Dinner by Julie Gassman, illus. by Andy Elkerton (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-916-7). What might happen if you take a dragon to a restaurant? Ages 3–5.

A Loud Winter’s Nap by Katy Hudson (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-869-6). Tortoise assumes he doesn’t miss much when he hibernates all winter, but his friends prove otherwise. Ages 3–5.

Hair-pocalypse by Geoff Herbach, illus. by Stephen Gilpin (Aug. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-884-9). Aidan wonders why his angry hair is trying to ruin his life. Ages 4–8.

A Different Pond by Bao Phi, illus. by Thi Bui (Aug. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-803-0). This tale of a fishing trip reveals a relationship between father and son—and between cultures, old and new. Ages 6–8.

Boy Seeking Band by Steve Brezenoff (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-853-5). Forced to transfer schools, a prodigy bass player uses music as a way to fit in and make friends. Ages 9–12.

Mabel Opal Pear and the Rules for Spying by Amanda Hosch, illus. by Ira Sluyterman van Langeweyde (Oct. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-805-4). Mabel uses her self-authored spy handbook to find her missing parents, who are spies, and track down a criminal. Ages 9–12.

Spies! The History of Secret Agents and Double-Crossers by Allison Lassieur and Rebecca Langston-George (Oct. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-911-2) spotlights notorious 20th-century spies. Ages 9–12.

Zinnia and the Bees by Danielle Davis, illus. by Laura K. Horton (Aug. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-867-2). As Zinnia serves detention in the vice principal’s office, bees mistake her hair for a hive. Ages 9–12.

Sandwiches! More Than You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Making and Eating America’s Favorite Food by Alison Deering, illus. by Bob Lentz (Aug. 1, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-816-0), serves up sandwich recipes and trivia. Ages 9–13.


Transportation introduces six titles by Mari Schuh, including Helicopters (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-5157-7310-8) and Trucks (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-5157-7306-1), Ages 4–8. The North Police greets Elf Detectives by Scott Sonneborn, illus. by Omar Lozano (Sept. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-838-2), Ages 5–7. Joining You Choose: Fractured Fairy Tales are Hansel and Gretel by Matt Doeden, illus. by Sabrina Miramon (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-5157-6952-1), Rapunzel by Michele Jakubowski, illus. by Federica Frenna (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-5157-8778-5), Rumpelstiltskin by Eric Braun, illus. by Alan Brown (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-5157-8777-8), and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Jessica Gunderson, illus. by Miramon (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-5157-6951-4), Ages 8–11. Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books adds Hedy’s Journey: The True Story of a Hungarian Girl Fleeing the Holocaust by Michelle Bisson, illus. by El Primo Ramón (Aug. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-5157-8222-3); and Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Stories issues The Booth Brothers: Drama, Fame, and the Death of President Lincoln by Rebecca Langston-George (Sept. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-5157-7339-9), Ages 9–12. And Craft It Yourself adds Room Love: 50 DIY Projects to Design Your Space by Heather Wutschke (Sept. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-62370-817-7), Ages 9–13.

Capstone/Compass Point


Captured History releases Exposing Hidden Worlds: How Jacob Riis’ Photos Became Tools for Social Reform by Michael Burgan (Aug. 1, paper, $9.10, ISBN 978-0-7565-5620-4) and Face of Freedom: How the Photos of Frederick Douglass Celebrated Racial Equality by Emma Carlson Berne (Aug. 1, paper, $9.10, ISBN 978-0-7565-5619-8), ages 10–12. And Captured Science History picks up Double Helix: How an Image Sparked the Discovery of the Secret of Life (Aug. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7565-5646-4) and Mars Rover: How a Self-Portrait Captured the Power of Curiosity (Aug. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7565-5645-7) by Danielle Smith-Llera; Finding the Titanic: How Images from the Ocean Depths Fueled Interest in the Doomed Ship by Michael Burgan (Aug. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7565-5644-0); and Hubble Deep Field: How a Photo Revolutionized Our Understanding of the Universe by Don Nardo (Aug. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7565-5647-1), Ages 10–12.

Capstone/Picture Window


Adventures at Tabby Towers by Shelley Swanson Sateren, illus. by Deborah Melmon, features Boxing Bootsie (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1-5158-1551-8), Disappearing Darcy (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1-5158-1550-1), Fishing Frankie (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1-5158-1552-5), and Leaping Lizzie (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1-5158-1549-5), ages 6–8. Curious McCarthy stars in four titles, including Curious McCarthy’s Electric Ideas (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-5158-1648-5) and Curious McCarthy’s Family Chemistry (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-5158-1649-2) by Tory Christie, illus. by Mina Price, ages 6–8. And Finley Flowers returns in Fin-tastic Fashion (Aug. 1, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4795-9808-3), Pet-rified (Aug. 1, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4795-9809-0), Room to Bloom (Aug. 1, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4795-9810-6), and Super Spooktacular (Aug. 1, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4795-9811-3) by Jessica Young, illus. by Jessica Secheret, Ages 6–8.

Kylie Jean reigns in Cooking Queen (Aug. 1, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4795-9901-1) and Fishing Queen (Aug. 1, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4795-9902-8) by Marci Peschke, illus. by Tuesday Mourning, ages 6–8. Marty Kelley’s Molly Mac presents four titles, including The Best Friend Bandit (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1-5158-0840-4) and Lucky Break (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1-5158-0841-1), ages 6–8. Pedro reappears in Pedro the Great by Fran Manushkin, illus. by Tammie Lyon (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1-5158-1913-4), ages 6–8. And new Unicorn Riders by Aleesah Darlison, illus. by Jill Brailsford, are Ellabeth’s Light (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4795-6559-7), Krystal’s Charge (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4795-6558-0), Quinn’s Truth (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4795-6556-6), and Willow’s Victory (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4795-6557-3), ages 8–10.

Capstone/Stone Arch


New Batman & Robin Adventures are Catwoman’s Purrfect Plot by Sarah Stephens (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-5359-1) and Harley Quinn’s Crazy Creeper Caper by Louise Simonson (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-5356-0), both illus. by Luciano Vecchio; and Poison Ivy’s Rainforest Revenge by Stephens (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-5361-4) and The Riddler’s Battleship Blitz by J.E. Bright (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-5358-4), both illus. by Tim Levins, ages 6–8. Joining DC Super-Pets Origin Stories are Ace: The Origin of Batman’s Dog (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-5142-9), Jumpa: The Origin of Wonder Woman’s Kanga (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-5140-5), and Streaky: The Origin of Supergirl’s Cat (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-5141-2) by Steve Korte; and Krypto: The Origin of Superman’s Dog by Michael Dahl (Aug. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-5143-6), all illus. by Art Baltazar, ages 6–8. And Michael Dahl’s Really Scary Stories presents Frightmares 3: Even More Scary Stories to Read—If You Dare by Michael Dahl, illus. by Xavier Bonet (Aug. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-4915-0), ages 6–8.

The Mysterious Makers of Shaker Street by Stacia Deutsch, illus. by Robin Boyden, offers The Hole Nine Yards (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-4683-8), A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Clues (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-4681-4), Sounds Like Trouble (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-4680-7), and That’s the Spirit! (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-4682-1), ages 6–8. Scooby-Doo! Beginner Mysteries adds Creepy Cowboy Caper (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-4772-9) and Skeleton Crew Showdown (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-4773-6) by Michael Steele, illus. by Scott Jeralds, ages 6–8. Creature Teacher by Sam Watkins, illus. by David O’Connell, rings the starting bell with four titles, including Creature Teacher (Sept. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-5681-3) and Creature Teacher Goes Wild (Sept. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-5684-4), ages 7–9. New Jake Maddox Girl Sports Stories by Jake Maddox, illus. by Katie Wood, are Longboard Let Down (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-4974-7) and Squad Struggles (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-4973-0). And Jake Maddox Sports Stories issues Doubles Trouble (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-4959-4) and Punter’s Pride (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-4958-7) by Jake Maddox, illus. by Sean Tiffany, ages 8–11.

My Rotten Stepbrother Ruined Fairy Tales by Jerry Mahoney, illus. by Aleksei Bitskoff, releases four titles, including My Rotten Stepbrother Ruined Aladdin (Aug. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-4468-1) and My Rotten Stepbrother Ruined Beauty and the Beast (Aug. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-4469-8), ages 8–11. Electrigirl by Jo Cotterill, illus. by Cathy Brett, takes charge with Electrigirl (Oct. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-5654-7), Electrigirl and the Deadly Swarm (Oct. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-5661-5), and Electrigirl and the Invisible Thieves (Oct. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-5669-1), ages 9–12. And joining Justice League are Amazo and the Planetary Reboot (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-5164-1) and Starro and the Cyberspore (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-5167-2) by Brandon T. Snider; and Darkseid and the Fires of Apokolips (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-5165-8) and Injustice Gang and the Deadly Nightshade (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-5166-5) by Derek Fridolfs, illus. by Tim Levins, ages 9–12.


Black Light Express by Philip Reeve (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-63079-096-7). A small-time thief and an android girl ride aboard a sentient train in this sequel to Railhead. Ages 14–18.

Project You: More Than 50 Ways to Calm Down, De-stress, and Feel Great by Aubre Andrus and Karen Bluth, illus. by Veronica Collignon (Sept. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-63079-091-2), outlines 50-plus projects to beat stress. Ages 14–18.

Strange Alchemy by Gwenda Bond (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-63079-076-9). In this reimagining of Bond’s Blackwood, two teens work together to uncover the secrets of the new Lost Colony. Ages 14–18.


ABC Michigan by Anne Lewis, illus. by Kristen Halvorsen (Nov. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-947141-01-8). This book introduces young readers to the shapes and sounds of the letters of the alphabet in a jaunt through the mitten state. Ages 2–5.

Goodnight Sleeping Bear by Anne Lewis, illus. by Nancy Cote (Nov. 1, board book, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-947141-00-1.) This bedtime book introduces children to the lakeshore environment of Michigan and Sleeping Bear Dunes. Ages 2–5.


All About welcomes All About Madam C.J. Walker by A’Lelia Bundles, illus, by Elizabeth Wells (Jan. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-68157-093-8), All About Stephen Hawking by Chris Edwards, illus. by Amber Calderon (Jan. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-68157-094-5), All About Steve Wozniak by Paul Freiberger and Mike Swaine, illus. by Amber Calderon (Jan. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-68157-097-6), and All About Winston Churchill by Cynthia A. Crane, illus. by Bryan Janky and Elizabeth Wells (Jan. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-68157-098-3). Ages 9–14.

Cartoon Network


Ben 10 offers Ben’s Ultra-Secret Files by Eric Luper (Oct. 17, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-515-15925-7), ages 8–12.


The Monsters Hiding in Your Closet, edited by Madeline Smoot (Oct. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-944821-20-3). Ten authors contribute tales about closet-hiding monsters of various types. Ages 9–12.

Uncertain Summer by Jessica Lee Anderson (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-944821-24-1). Desperate to capture a picture of the East Texas Bigfoot, a girl jeopardizes her friendships with family and friends. Ages 9–12.

Cedar Grove

Olivia’s Potty Adventures by Terreece M. Clarke, illus. by Seitu Hayden (Aug. 29, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-9419-5840-7). A toddler uses her imagination to master toilet training. Ages 2–4.

Title in Spanish

Niñas de la tierra by Mario Hernandez (Sept. 19, paperback, $12.95, ISBN 978-0-9740-2120-1, English/Spanish). Two estranged Latina cousins from Los Angeles and Mexico come together and use local folk legends to solve the mystery of their long-missing relative. Ages 12–17.

Central Avenue


Amanda Travels moves on to Amanda in New Mexico: Ghosts in the Wind by Darlene Foster (Oct. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-77168-120-9), ages 9–12. And OMG... adds OMG... Is He Also a Witch?! by Talia Aikens-Nunez, illus. by Alicja Ignaczak, ages 9–12.


Old MacDonald Had a... Zoo? by Iza Trapani (Sept. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-729-7). What’s a farmer to do when kangaroos, elephants, and other zoo animals join the menagerie? Ages 2–5.

Melvin the Mouth by Katherine Blanc, illus. by Jeffrey Ebbeler (Sept. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-714-3), spotlights Looney Tunes pioneer Mel Blanc. Ages 4–8.

Nina: Jazz Legend and Civil-Rights Activist Nina Simone by Alice Brière-Haquet, illus. by Bruno Liance (Dec. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-827-0), is a picture-book biography of the singer. Ages 4–8.

Bertha Takes a Drive: How the Benz Automobile Changed the World by Jan Adkins (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-696-2). In 1888, after the German government declares her husband’s newly invented prototype Benz motorwagen illegal, Bertha Benz takes it on a long drive to prove its value. Ages 5–8.

Last Laughs: Prehistoric Epitaphs by Jane Yolen and J. Patrick Lewis, illus. by Jeffrey Stewart Timmins (Oct. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-706-8). This companion to the Last Laughs: Animal Epitaphs pays tribute to prehistoric creatures. Ages 7–10.

Falcon Wild by Terry Lynn Johnson (Sept. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-788-4). A young falconer-in-training treks miles to find help after a car accident leaves her father trapped. Ages 10–up.

Saturdays with Hitchcock by Ellen Wittlinger (Oct. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-775-4). Seeing old movies helps Maisie as she contends with family tensions and an unexpected love triangle. Ages 10–up.


Baby Loves Science continues with Baby Loves Quantum Physics! (Sept. 5, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-769-3) and Baby Loves Thermodynamics! (Sept. 5, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-768-6) by Ruth Spiro, illus. by Irene Chan, ages up to 3.

Charlesbridge Teen

Blood and Ink by Stephen Davies (Sept. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-790-7). Part thriller, part love story, this novel set in 2012 Mali underscores individuals’ power to take a stand against terrorism. Ages 12–up.

Running Full Tilt by Michael Currinder (Sept. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-802-7) depicts a cross-country runner’s relationship with his older brother, who’s living with autism. Ages 12–up.

Select by Marit Weisenberg (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-806-5). Coming from a race of highly evolved humans, Julia has the perfect life—but there’s something rotten beneath the surface. Ages 14–up.

Chicago Review

Doll Crafts: A Kid’s Guide to Making Simple Dolls, Clothing, Accessories, and Houses by Laurie Carlson (Nov. 1, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-61373-778-1) introduces the craft of doll-making. Ages 7–up.

Torpedoed! A World War II Story of a Sinking Passenger Ship and Two Children’s Survival at Sea by Cheryl Mullenbach (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-61373-824-5) focuses on two American kids on board the SS Athenia, the first ship lost in the battle of the Atlantic during World War II. Ages 10–up.


Art Adventures presents Fine Art Adventures: 36 Creative, Hands-On Projects Inspired by Classic Masterpieces by Maja Pitamic and Jill Laidlaw (Sept. 1, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-912777-04-7), ages 6–up. And Women of Action greets Bold Women of Medicine: 21 Stories of Astounding Discoveries, Daring Surgeries, and Healing Breakthroughs by Susan M. Latta (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-61373-437-7), ages 12–up.

Children’s Grief

Not the End of the Chavez Family, No es el fin de la familia Chavez: A Family’s Journey Through Grief by Mari Dombkowski, illus. by Nazar Horokhivskyi (Dec. 1, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-0-9965367-2-1). In this bilingual story, a family learns to forgive and move forward after the shooting death of the father. Ages 6–14.\

Child’s Play


Wheels at Work rolls along with City (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-081-7), Construction (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-083-1), Emergency (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-080-0), and Farm (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-082-4), illus. by Cocoretto, ages up to 4. Clive’s Jobs by Jessica Spanyol issues four titles, including Clive Is a Librarian (Sept. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-989-6) and Clive Is a Nurse (Sept. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-991-9), ages 1–3. And Wild! Concepts by Courtney Dicmas releases Colors (Oct. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-996-4), Numbers (Oct. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-993-3), Opposites (Oct. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-997-1), and Shapes (Oct. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-994-0), ages 1–3.

Joining Child’s Play Library are A Bear Hug at Bedtime by Jana Novotny-Hunter, illus. by Kay Widdowson (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-987-2; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-988-9); and Quiet! by Kate Alizadeh (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-887-5; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-888-2), ages 2–7; Henry and Boo by Megan Brewis (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-999-5; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-998-8); and My Tail’s Not Tired by Jana Novotny-Hunter, illus. by Paula Bowles (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-985-8), ages 3–7; and All About Cats by Monika Filipina (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-934-6; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-933-9), ages 3–8.

Series in Spanish

Haga el tiempo que haga—Whatever the Weather by Carol Thompson, trans. by Teresa Mlawer, issues Lluvia (Rain) (Sept. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-979-7); Nieve (Snow) (Sept. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-978-0); Sol (Sun) (Sept. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-980-3); and Viento (Wind) (Sept. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-977-3), ages 1–3.



Choose Your Own Adventure Dragonlarks offers Your Grandparents Are Ninjas (Nov. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-937133-27-6), ages 5–8. And Weregirl continues with Chimera by C.D. Bell (Nov. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-937133-58-0), ages 12–up.



New Caillou titles are My First Words: A Carry Along Book, illus. by Kary (Sept. 4, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-2-89718-443-8), ages 2–up; and Happy Holidays! by Marilyn Pleau-Murissi, illus. by Eric Sevigny (Oct. 2, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-2-89718-451-3); and My First Piano Book, designed by Mario Allard, illus. by Eric Sevigny (Sept. 25, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-2-89718-453-7), ages 3–up.


I Can Play Piano, illus. by Kary (Sept. 25, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-2-924786-01-7), features a touch keyboard and illustrated instructions for playing it. Ages 3–up.

Santa’s Countdown to Christmas: 24 Days of Stories by Kim Thompson, illus. by Élodie Duhameau (Oct. 2, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-2-924786-05-5). Santa and Ms. Claus, the elves, and the reindeer get ready for the big night. Ages 3–up.


Nightlight picks up Goodnight, Farm Animals! by Anne Paradis, illus. by Christine Battuz (Aug. 14, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-2-9815807-7-1), ages 3–up.


Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site: Let’s Go! by Sherri Duskey Rinker, illus. by Tom Lichtenheld (Aug. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6476-2), is a die-cut board book featuring the trucks from Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site. Ages up to 3.

Motor Mix: Emergency (Aug. 15, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-4838-0) and Flight (Aug. 15, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-4839-7) by Emily Snape, illus. by Rilla Alexander. Kids mix and match the flaps to create crazy vehicles. Ages up to 3.

Tiny Farm (Nov. 7, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-5158-8) and Tiny Town (Nov. 7, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-5157-1) by Suzy Ultman are shaped board books about a miniature farm and town. Ages up to 3.

Herbert’s First Halloween by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Steven Henry (Aug. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-2533-6). Herbert is scared of Halloween, so his father helps him make a tiger costume and practice his roar. Ages 2–4.

Main Street Magic: More Than 30 Lift-the-Flaps & Pop-ups!, illus. by Ingela Arrenhius (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6157-0), offers an interactive tour of a town. Ages 2–4.

The 12 Sleighs of Christmas by Sherri Duskey Rinker, illus. by Jake Parker (Oct. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-4514-3). When Santa’s sleigh is out of commission, his elves create souped-up vehicles to help save Christmas. Ages 3–5.

I Know Numbers! by Taro Gomi (Sept. 5, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-5918-8) spotlights numbers we encounter every day, including those on street signs, phones, and the pages of books. Ages 3–5.

Lines by Suzy Lee (Sept. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-5665-1). The lines of reality and imagination are blurred when a skater glides across the page. Ages 3–5.

Say Zoop! by Hervé Tullet (Aug. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6473-1). The author of Press Here assigns sounds to a series of dots and drawings that when read aloud create a symphony of silliness. Ages 3–5.

While You Are Sleeping by Mariana Ruiz Johnson (Jan. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6599-8). This wordless picture book imagines the fanciful happenings that may or may not occur overnight. Ages 3–5.

Betty’s Burgled Bakery: An Alliteration Adventure by Travis Nichols (Nov. 7, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-3183-2). In this follow-up to Fowl Play, animal sleuths solve a crime using alliteration. Ages 5–8.

Find Me: A Hide-and-Seek Book by Anders Arhoj (Sept. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6254-6). Kids spot creatures in this seek-and-find book that can be read from front-to-back and from back-to-front. Ages 5–8.

Give Me Back My Book! by Ethan Long and Travis Foster (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6040-5). In this story ceebrating reading, Redd and Bloo explore the way a book is made and accidentally become friends. Ages 5–8.

Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers, illus. by Shawn Harris (Oct. 3, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6281-2), explores the history and symbolism of the Statue of Liberty. Ages 5–8.

Hidden Dangers: Seek and Find 13 of the World’s Deadliest Animals by Lola M. Schaefer, illus. by Tymn Armstrong (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-3429-1), presents dangerous creatures—and advice on what to do if you encounter one in the wild. Ages 5–8.

Libba: The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten by Laura Veirs, illus. by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh (Jan. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-4857-1), pays tribute to this celebrated American folk musician, author of “Freight Train.” Ages 5–8.

Nothing Rhymes with Orange by Adam Rex (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-5443-5). When Orange is left out of the poem because nothing rhymes with orange, his friends help him out. Ages 5–8.

The Pomegranate Witch by Denise Doyen, illus. by Eliza Wheeler (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-4589-1). Kids wage a war on the legendary neighborhood witch and reveal her secret identity. Ages 5–8.

Professional Crocodile by Giovanna Zoboli, illus. by Mariachiara Di Giorgio (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6506-6). In this wordless picture book, a crocodile commutes to an unexpected job. Ages 5–8.

This Is Not a Valentine by Carter Higgins (Dec. 26, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-5374-2). A boy gives his friend gifts chosen just for her on February 14, and explains why they are not Valentines. Ages 5–8.

Maya Lin: Thinking with Her Hands by Susan Rubin (Nov. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-0837-7) traces the life and work of the architect of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Ages 10–14.


Molly Idle’s Flora is back in Flora and the Ostrich: An Opposites Book (Sept. 5, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-4658-4), ages up to 2. Peek-a… welcomes Peek-a Moo! by Nina Laden (Aug. 29, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-5474-9), ages up to 2. My Little Cities by Jennifer Adams, illus. by Greg Pizzoli, visits Paris (Sept. 5, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-5390-2) and San Francisco (Sept. 5, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-5391-9), ages up to 3. No More Tantrums by Maria van Lieshout (Nov. 7, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6289-8) joins Big Kid Power, ages 2–4. Xavier Deneux’s TouchThinkLearn welcomes Little Critters (Oct. 3, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6594-3) and Wild Animals (Oct. 3, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6288-1), ages 2–4. And Charley & Mouse return in Charlie & Mouse & Grumpy by Laurel Snyder, illus. by Emily Hughes (Oct. 3, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-3748-3), ages 6–9.


Dress Up Jojo by Xavier Deneux (Aug. 1, board book, $14.99, ISBN 979-1-02-760306-0). Movable sliders let kids participate in Jojo’s dress-up adventures. Ages up to 3.


New Fold-a-Flap titles by Philip Giordano are Colors (Aug. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-2-7459-9072-3) and Opposites (Aug. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-2-7459-

9073-0), ages up to 3. Play*Learn*Do adds Let’s Care for Baby! by Geraldine Krasinski, illus. by Amy Blay (Aug. 1, board book, $14.99, ISBN 979-1-02-760302-2), ages up to 3. PlayShapes greets Emperor Penguin (Aug. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-2-7459-9074-7) and Seal (Aug. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-2-7459-9075-4) by Nadia Shireen, ages up to 3. Pull and Play Books gains Please and Thank You by Thierry Bedouet (Aug. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-2-7459-9076-1), ages up to 3. Magnetology issues Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Creatures by Sandra Laboucarie, illus. by Benoît Perroud (Aug. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 979-1-02-760305-3), ages 3–5. And The Ultimate Book of... flies on with Ultimate Book of Airplanes and Airports by Sophie Bordet-Pétillon, illus. by Marc-Étienne Peintre (Oct. 10, hardcover, $21.99, ISBN 979-1-02-760303-9), ages 5–8.

Cinco Puntos

All Around Us by Xelena Gonzalez, illus. by Adriana M. Garcia (Sept. 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-941026-76-2). A girl and her grandfather share and create family traditions in this exploration of the cycles of life and nature. Ages 3–7.

Jaya and Rasa. A Love Story by Sonia Patel (Sept. 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-941026-86-1; paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-941026-87-8). Two very different teens have never known real love or close family until their chance meeting on a mountain in Hau’ula. Ages 11–up.

City Monsters

Texas Monsters by Anne Paradis, illus. by Sanaa Legdani (Aug. 28, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-2-924734-07-0); and Washington, D.C. Monsters: A Search-and-Find Book by Rebecca K. Moeller, illus. by Lucile Danis Drouot (Aug. 28, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-2-924734-06-3). In these titles, readers spot concealed monsters as they explore iconic landmarks. Ages 3–up.


I Am Going to Bed (Aug. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-346-1) and It’s My Birthday (Aug. 1, lift-the-flap book, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-345-4) by Liesbet Slegers are books with half pages that hide and reveal childhood rituals. Ages 2–5.

Let’s Go, Bobby! by Ruth Wielockx (Aug. 1, board book, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-361-4). Readers use their fingers to trace Bobby’s path as he travels by helicopter, boat, and racecar. Ages 2–up.

My Potty by Anita Bijsterbosch (Nov. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-329-4) is a potty-training tale starring animals. Ages 2–up.

Squirrel in Autumn (Sept. 1, board book, $13.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-350-8) and Squirrel in Winter (Sept. 1, board book, $13.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-349-2) by Lizelot Versteeg. In these search-and-find tales, kids look for a squirrel and his pals and learn colors. Ages 2–up.

This Way to Christmas by Anita Bijsterbosch (Sept. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-279-2). Forest animals celebrate the holiday together. Ages 2–up.

Where Is My Coat? Farm Animals (Nov. 1, board book, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-362-1) and Where Is My Coat? Jungle Animals (Nov. 1, board book, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-348-5) by Anita Bijsterbosch. Farm and jungle animals search for their missing coats and colors. Ages 2–up.

A Book for Benny by Judith Koppens, illus. by Marja Meijer (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-352-2). A girl and her dog go to the library to find the right book to hook her pet on reading. Ages 4–up.

But I Wanted a Little Sister by Pauline Oud (Nov. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-351-5) is a tale about expectations and acceptance—and loving a new sibling no matter what. Ages 4–up.

A Cup of Tea? by Eric LaBranche, illus. by Margaret Anne Suggs (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-281-5). What happens when a boy longs to play with his parents—but they’re exhausted? Ages 4–up.

Nick the Knight, Dragon Slayer by Aron Dijkstra (Nov. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-274-7). In this friendship tale, a young knight learns that dragons aren’t always as fearsome as they seem. Ages 4–up.

Santa, Please Bring Me a Gnome by An Swerts, illus. by Eline van Lindenhuizen (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-275-4). Tess writes to Santa asking for a new friend: a real gnome. Ages 4–up.

This Is a Book Full of Monsters by Guido van Genechten (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-360-7) features a spectrum of creepy monsters—and a final pop-up spread. Ages 4–up.

Welcome Home, Beaver by Magnus Weightman (Nov. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-357-7). A lost beaver tries to find his way home in this tale spotlighting animal dwellings and habitats. Ages 4–up.

When Will Fall Arrive? by Sanne Miltenburg (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-318-8). A bunny and a hedgehog star in this story about friendship and hibernation. Ages 4–up.

You Know What? by Carol Gordon Ekster, illus. by Nynke Talsma (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-278-5). Oliver has lots to tell his mother in this bedtime tale about postponing falling asleep. Ages 4–up.

Beauty and the Beast by An Leysen (Oct. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-251-8) offers a rendition of this classic tale. Ages 5–up.

That Looks Good on You by Josje van Koppen (Aug. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-355-3) provides a wordless tour of fashion history, from ancient Greece to the present. Ages 5–up.

Tobor by Guido van Genechten (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-317-1). After receiving a special gift, Ben realizes that friends come in all shapes, sizes, and types. Ages 5–up.

I Give You My Heart by Pimm van Hest, illus. by Sassafras de Bruyn (Sept. 1, hardcover, $39.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-356-0). Yuto’s life-changing gift brings him comfort, warmth, and shelter. Ages 6–up.


Larry and Lola star in What Do We Buy? by Elly van der Linden, illus. by Suzanne Diederen (Aug. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-347-8), ages 2–up. Benji dreams big in Benji and the 24 Pound Banana Squash by Alan C. Fox, illus. by Eefje Kuijl (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-344-7), ages 3–up. Animals in the Wild gains The Eagle by Renée Rahir (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-353-9), ages 5–up. And Mack’s World of Wonder by Mack van Gageldonk navigates Rivers, Seas and Oceans (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-354-6), Ages 5–up.


Secrets from Myself by Christine Hart (Sept. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-77086-490-0). A girl who has always heard voices and had visions realizes that she must correct a wrong from the past. Ages 9–12.

Run by David Skuy (Sept. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-77086-488-7). Being on the track team makes Lionel even more of a target of bullies. Ages 10–13.

The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline (Sept. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-77086-486-3). In a futuristic world ravaged by global warming, Indigenous North Americans are on the run to survive. Ages 14–up.

Cornell Lab

A Perfect Day for an Albatross by Caren Loebel-Fried (Aug. 27, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-943645-27-5) launches a series focusing on bird species. Ages 4–8.


Early Birds Learning Series by Patricia Mitter debuts with My Colors Book (Aug. 1, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-943645-43-5) and My Numbers Book (Aug. 1, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-943645-42-8), ages 1–3.

Cornell Lab/Persnickety

A Teeny Tiny Halloween by Lauren L. Wohl, illus. by Henry Cole (Aug. 27, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-943978-20-5). When falling leaves bury a tiny woman’s house, the resourceful woman finds a solution. Ages 3–7.

Beauty and the Beak: How Science, Technology, and a 3D-Printed Beak Rescued a Bald Eagle by Deborah Lee Rose and Jane Veltkamp (Aug. 27, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-943978-28-1) tells the true story of a wild eagle that was shot, rescued, and fitted with a pioneering, 3-D–printed prosthetic beak. Ages 5–12.

Blueberry Bonanza by Lauren L. Wohl, illus. by Mark Tuchman (Aug. 27, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-943978-29-8). Nico plans to cash in on his blueberry crop, but first must deal with a hungry bear. Ages 7–10.

Summer on Earth by Peter Thompson (Aug. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-943978-30-4). A boy is dealing with the pain of his father’s death the summer that an extraterrestrial comes into his life. Ages 8–13.


Gilbert Grump is on a quest in Gilbert and the Search for the Lost Smile by Kenny Lamb, illus. by Jon Buckner (Aug. 27, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-943978-21-2), ages 3–7.


Adele’s Garden by Linda Amyot, trans. by Norman Cornett (Aug. 15, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-55050-901-4). A teenage girl befriends an elderly woman in this tale of two people searching for love and truth. Ages 13–15.

Cottage Door

Babies in the Snow by Ginger Swift, illus. by Ariel Silverstein (Aug. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-228-0); and Babies in the Wild by Swift, illus. by Laura Horton (Aug. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-233-4). These chunky board books with flaps focus on baby polar bears and baby tigers. Ages up to 3.

Caterpillar ABC by Rufus Downey (Nov. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-279-2). A caterpillar stars in this alphabet book. Ages up to 3.

Octopus Counts by Rufus Downey (Nov. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-278-5) is a counting tale featuring sea creatures. Ages up to 3.

Santa’s Workshop: Christmas Lift-a-Flap by Holly Berry-Byrd, illus. by Francesco Zito (Aug. 15, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-229-7). A penguin offers a tour of Santa’s creative space. Ages up to 3.

Yum, Yum, Baby! First Words for Little Foodies by Rufus Downey (Nov. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-277-8) introduces healthy food choices. Ages up to 3.

Brave Little Camper Saves Christmas by Holly Berry-Bryd, illus. by Jen Taylor (Aug. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-232-7). Who comes to the rescue when something happens to Santa’s sleigh? Ages up to 5.

Happy Little Elephant by Robin Rose, illus. by Gina Lorena Maldonado (Aug. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-160-3). Kids press sound buttons to help an elephant decide where to play. Ages up to 5.

I Think My Grandpa Might Be Santa by Holly Berry-Byrd, illus. by Tim Budgen (Aug. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-045-3). Could Nick’s grandfather be Santa? Ages up to 5.

Jingle Bells by Holly Berry-Byrd, illus. by Miriam Bos (Aug. 15, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-230-3). In this book with a handle and sound buttons, a little reindeer rides in Santa’s sleigh. Ages up to 5.


The First Christmas is a new Lift-a-Pop Board Book by Holly Berry-Byrd, illus. by Morgan Huff (Aug. 15, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-231-0), ages up to 3. Interactive Children’s Slide and Sound Books offers Beep! Honk! Zoom! (Aug. 1, board book, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-185-6) and Quack! Ribbit! Roar! (Aug. 1, board book, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-184-9) by Ruby Byrd, ages up to 3. Baby Einstein adds Baby Einstein Big and Little (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-222-8); and Baby Einstein Circles & Squares (Nov. 15, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-280-8) and Baby Einstein Favorite First Words (Nov. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-244-0) by Scarlett Wing, ages up to 3; Baby Einstein Backyard All Year (Sept. 15, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-224-2), Baby Einstein Play and Learn Together (Sept. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-221-1), and Baby Einstein Under the Stars (Sept. 15, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-223-5) by Wing, illus. by Dan Crisp, ages up to 5.

New Tiered Shaped Board Books by Redd Byrd are 100 Words in the Wild (Aug. 22, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-182-5) and 100 Words on the Go (Aug. 22, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-181-8), ages up to 5. To Interactive Children’s Sound Books, Cherry Fowler adds Shhh! The Farmer Is Sleeping, illus. by Coralie Vallageas (Oct. 1, board book, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-240-2); and Shhh! It’s a SurprIse Party, illus. by Lee Cosgrove (Oct. 1, board book, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-241-9), ages up to 5. Smithsonian Kids offers A Walk by the Ocean by Jaye Garnett, illus. by Abigail Dela Cruz (Oct. 15, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-237-2); and A Walk in the Forest by Garnett (Dec. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-236-5), ages up to 5. And new Slide & Learn releases by Rosie Winget are Big Backyard: Summer, Fall, Winter & Spring! (Nov. 15, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-176-4), illus. by Jordan Wray; and My Pet Friends, illus. by Ashley Odell (Dec. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-175-7), ages 2–5.



My World releases eight titles by Bobbie Kalman, including Can You Solve These Animal Mysteries? (Sept. 15, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-9594-0; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-9602-2), Let’s Learn About Earth’s Continents (Sept. 15, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-9597-1; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-9605-3), and What Will I Write? (Sept. 15, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-9600-8; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-9608-4), ages 5–7. Among the eight additions to Cultural Traditions in My World are Cultural Traditions in Cuba by Kylie Burns (Sept. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-8094-6; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-8102-8), Cultural Traditions in Ghana by Joan Marie Galat (Sept. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-8095-3; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-8103-5), and Cultural Traditions in Iceland by Cynthia O’Brien (Sept. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-8097-7; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-8105-9), ages 5–8. And Learning About Our Global Community by Robin Johnson presents four books, including Art in Different Places (Sept. 15, hardcover, $23.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-3654-7; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-3663-9) and Sports in Different Places (Sept. 15, hardcover, $23.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-3656-1; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-3665-3), ages 5–8.

Our Values, Level 1 issues My Choices (Aug. 1, hardcover, $23.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-3701-8; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-3780-3) and My Community (Aug. 1, hardcover, $23.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-3702-5; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-3875-6) by Grace Jones, ages 5–8; Our Values, Level 2 introduces Helping Others (Aug. 1, hardcover, $23.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-3703-2; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-3876-3) and Making Friends (Aug. 1, hardcover, $23.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-3720-9; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-3877-0) by Steffi Cavell-Clarke, ages 8–11; and Our Values—Level 3 releases Law and Justice (Aug. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-3721-6; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-3878-7) and Peace and War (Aug. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-3738-4; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-3907-4) by Charlie Ogden, ages 10–14. And among the five new Pet Pals titles by Pat Jacobs are Cat Pals (Aug. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-3550-2; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-3562-5) and Hamster Pals (Aug. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-3560-1; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-3582-3), ages 7–10.

There are six new Ecosystems Research Journals, including Amazon Rainforest Research Journal by Natalie Hyde (Sept. 15, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-3467-3; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-3492-5) and Arctic Research Journal by Ellen Rodger (Sept. 15, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-3468-0; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-3493-2), ages 8–11. Get Connected to Digital Literacy releases four titles by Clive Gifford, among them Computing and Coding in the Real World (Aug. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-3621-9; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-3632-5) and Great Game Design (Aug. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-3622-6; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-3633-2), ages 8–11. And Leaving My Homeland releases six books, including A Refugee’s Journey From Colombia by Linda Barghoorn (Sept. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-3672-1; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-3678-3) and A Refugee’s Journey From Myanmar by Ellen Rodger (Sept. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-3674-5; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-3681-3), ages 8–11.

Among the six additions to Travel with the Great Explorers are Explore with Ibn Battuta by Rachel Stuckey (Sept. 15, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-3908-1; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-3924-1) and Explore with Mary Kingsley by Tim Cooke (Sept. 15, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-3920-3; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-3926-5), ages 8–11. There are four new Get-Into-It Guides, including Get Into Citizen Science by Vic Kovacs (Sept. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-3636-3; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-3645-5) and Get Into Yoga by Jaime Winters (Sept. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-3644-8; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-3653-0), ages 9–14. And Generation Code introduces six titles by Max Wainewright, among them I’m a JavaScript Games Maker: The Basics by (Aug. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-3517-5; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-3531-1) and I’m an App Developer (Aug. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-3514-4; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-3528-1), ages 10–14.

The Original Six: Celebrating Hockey’s History picks up six books by Eric Zweig, including Boston Bruins (Sept. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-3426-0; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-3442-0) and New York Rangers (Sept. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-3440-6; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-3465-9), ages 10–14. Our Future in Space issues four books by David Jefferis, among them Space Colonists (Sept. 15, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-3534-2; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-3538-0) and Space Explorers (Sept. 15, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-3535-9; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-3540-3), ages 10–14. Techno Planet releases six titles, including Bionic Bodies by Megan Kopp (Sept. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-3584-7; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-3608-0) and Tech Living by Kelly Spence (Sept. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-3605-9; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-3619-6), ages 10–14. And among the four new Uncovering the Past: Analyzing Primary Sources titles are LGBTQ Rights by Natalie Hyde (Sept. 1, hardcover, $31.32, ISBN 978-0-7787-3942-5; paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-3984-5) and McCarthyism and the Red Scare by Heather Hudak (Sept. 1, hardcover, $31.32, ISBN 978-0-7787-3939-5; paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-3943-2), ages 10–14.


The Chilly Adventures of Mr. Small by JoAnn Adinolfi (Sept. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-939547-35-4) introduces a little hamster with a big appetite for adventure. Ages 2–7.

Lovely by Jess Hong (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-939547-37-8). This celebration of diversity shows how we’re all beautiful, lovable, and full of love. Ages 2–7.

Manjhi Moves a Mountain by Nancy Churnin, illus. by Danny Popovici (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-939547-34-7), tells of Dashrath Manjhi, who over 20 years carved a path through the mountain separating his poor village from a village with schools, markets, and a hospital. Ages 6–14.

Cuento de Luz

Chirpy Charlie’s Teeth by Marta Zafrilla, illus. by Sonja Wimmer (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-84-16733-30-9). This tale aims to teach children how to use their toothbrush. Ages 5–9.

Daisy by Carmen Gil, illus. by Silvia Álvarez (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-84-16733-32-3). An aging donkey starts in this story emphasizing the value of experience and wisdom. Ages 6–10.

The Music of the Sea by Susanna Isern, illus. by Marta Chicote (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-84-16733-28-6). In this story of hope and music, a girl and her father wait out the storm battering their coastal village. Ages 7–11.

Titles in Spanish

Los dientes de Trino Rojo (Chirpy Charlie’s Teeth) by Marta Zafrilla, illus. by Sonja Wimmer (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-84-16733-29-3), ages 5–9; Margarito (Daisy) by Caremn Gil, illus. by Silvia Álvarez (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-84-16733-31-6), ages 6–10; and La música del mar (The Music of the Sea) by Susanna Isern, illus. by Marta Chicote (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-84-16733-27-9), ages 7–11.



Where Is Robin? introduces Where Is Robin? USA by Robin Barone, illus. by Robyn Mitchell (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-9906310-9-5), ages 5–7.

Disney Lucasfilm


Storybook Library offers Star Wars: The Prequel Trilogy Stories, illus. by Brian Rood (Sept. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-5907-3), ages 3–5. And Join the Resistance picks up Star Wars: Join the Resistance: Escape from Vodran, Book 2 by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, illus. by Annie Wu (Oct. 3, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-0498-1), ages 10–12.

Disney Press

Disney Baby My First Christmas (Sept. 12, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-368-00725-2) and Disney Baby My First Easter (Jan. 2, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-368-01116-7) are touch-and-feel holiday tales. Ages up to 2.

Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along Storybook (Sept. 5, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-368-00423-7) includes a CD featuring instrumental versions of this movie’s songs. Ages 6–8.

Disney’s Countdown to Christmas: A Story a Day (Sept. 12, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-3052-2) compiles stories starring Disney characters. Ages 6–8.

Mech X4 Junior Novel (Oct. 3, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-368-01440-3) is based on the Disney XD TV show Mech X4. Ages 8–12.


Tie-ins to Coco are Miguel and the Grand Harmony by Matt de la Peña, illus. by Ana Ramírez (Oct. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-8149-4), ages 6–8; and Coco Middle Grade Novel by Diana López (Oct. 10, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-8745-8), ages 8–12. Storybook Collections greets Princess Bedtime Stories, 2nd Edition (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-4711-7), ages 6–8. Mickey’s Christmas Storybook Treasury (Sept. 12, hardcover, $30, ISBN 978-1-368-00256-1) is a new Storybook Treasury, ages 6–8. Mech-X4 Mech-anics Tech Book is a new Movie Storybook (Oct. 3, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-368-01441-0), ages 8–12. Tangled tie-ins include Rapunzel and the Lost Lagoon by Leila Howland (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-8723-6); and Rapunzel’s Guide to All Things Brave, Creative, and Fun! (Sept. 5, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-8726-7), ages 8–12. Tales from Adventureland starts up with The Keymaster’s Quest by Jason Lethcoe (Sept. 26, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-8143-2), ages 10–12. And Villains welcomes Mistress of All Evil: A Tale of the Dark Fairy by Serena Valentino (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-00901-0), ages 10–14.


Cookiesaurus Rex by Amy Fellner Dominy and Nate Evans, illus. by A.G. Ford (Sept. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-6744-3). A dinosaur-shaped cookie can’t get any respect as he’s being decorated. Ages 3–5.

Groundhug Day by Anne Marie Pace, illus. by Christopher Denise (Dec. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-5356-9). Moose tries to convince Groundhog to stick around for his Valentine’s Day party. Ages 3–5.

Sam, the Most Scaredy-Cat Kid in the Whole World by Mo Willems (Sept. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-00214-1). The first and second most scaredy-cat kids star in this companion to Leonardo, the Terrible Monster. Ages 3–5.

The Twelve Days of Christmas by Greg Pizzoli (Sept. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-5031-5). Elephant accumulates presents in this raucous take on the carol. Ages 3–5.

William’s Winter Nap by Linda Ashman, illus. by Chuck Groenink (Oct. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-2282-4). In this hibernation tale, animals climb into bed with a boy who’s having trouble. Ages 3–6.

Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker by Shelley Johannes (Sept. 19, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-6738-2) launches a series about a girl who sees the world in her own topsy-turvy way. Ages 7–10.

The Adventurers Guild by Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-8801-1). In this series debut, best friends must defend what’s left of humanity against monsters. Ages 8–12.

Click’d by Tamara Ireland Stone (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-8497-6). Allie is excited to share the app she built at coding camp with her friends, until it starts to cause problems. Ages 8–12.

The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-7817-3). In this duology opener, a boy rids himself of an ancient demon and breaks a family curse. Ages 8–12.

Suspect Red by L.M. Elliott (Sept. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-5754-0). Set during the McCarthy era, this novel tells of a boy who must choose between trusting authority and heeding his conscience. Ages 10–14.

Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne (Nov. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-8855-4). In this fantasy of intrigue and betrayal, a healer and a warrior embark on a mission to conquer a brutal empire. Ages 12–18.

Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm (Dec. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-6817-4). A tomboy meets the guy of her dreams as her sister marries Scottish royalty in front of reality show cameras. Ages 12–up.

This Is Not a Love Letter by Kim Purcell (Jan. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-9834-8). This novel about first love and loss touches on issues of race, prejudice, and privilege. Ages 14–up.

Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (Jan. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-5805-2). In this duology launch, two teens attempt to unravel the secrets of a long-extinct alien civilization. Ages 14–up.


Mother Bruce returns in Bruce’s Big Move by Ryan T. Higgins (Sept. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-00354-4), ages 3–5. Papillon stars in Papillon Goes to the Vet by A.N. Kang (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-2881-9), ages 3–5. Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! continues with It’s Shoe Time! by Mo Willems and Bryan Collier (Oct. 24, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-2647-1), ages 6–8. Walt Disney Animation Studios Artist Showcase presents Catch My Breath by Paul Briggs (Sept. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-2837-6), ages 6–8. And Waylon is back in Waylon! Even More Awesome by Sara Pennypacker, illus. by Marla Frazee (Oct. 31, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-0153-9), ages 6–8.

Jonathan Stroud’s Lockwood & Co. adds The Empty Grave (Sept. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-7872-2), ages 8–12. Invasion of the Scorp-lions is a new Monstertown Mystery by Bruce Hale (Oct. 31, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-1323-5), ages 8–12. Munchem Academy enrolls The Girl Who Knew Even More by Commander S.T. Bolivar III (Oct. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-7857-9), ages 8–12. The Kane Chronicles issues The Serpent’s Shadow: The Graphic Novel by Rick Riordan, illus. by Orpheus Collar (Oct. 3, hardcover, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-8132-6), ages 10–14. Riordan’s Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard return in The Ship of the Dead (Oct. 3, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4231-6093-9), ages 10–14. And Apex by Mercedes Lackey (Sept. 5, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-0786-9) concludes Hunter, ages 12–up.


Autonomous by Andy Marino (Nov. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-7390-1). In this high-tech thriller, William embarks on a cross-country trip in a driverless car with its own mind. Ages 14–up.


The Amateurs continues with Follow Me by Sara Shepard (Nov. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-4228-0), ages 14–up.


Baby’s First Thanksgiving (Sept. 5, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6349-4). This celebration of Thanksgiving and the fall season includes photos and tactile features. Ages up to 2.

Big Red Barn (Sept. 5, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6313-5). Looking for a mouse, a cat meets other farm animals along the way in this lift-the-flap tale. Ages 1–3.

Good Night, Baby Moon (Sept. 5, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6307-4). A rabbit family learns about the phases of the moon during a nighttime walk through the woods. Ages 2–5.

Dinosaur A to Z (Oct. 3, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6314-2) showcases 150-plus dinosaurs. Ages 5–7.

Children’s Illustrated Animal Atlas (Aug. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6203-9) includes more than 40 maps that zoom in on countries and continents across the globe. Ages 6–8.

DK Children’s Encyclopedia (Oct. 3, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6207-7) is a visual reference to a wide variety of subjects. Ages 7–9.

Crafty Gifts by Jane Bull (Oct. 10, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6122-3) provides instructions for making handmade items for gift-giving. Ages 7–10.

Goal! (Oct. 31, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6364-7) is a visual guide to soccer. Ages 7–10.

13 1/2 Incredible Things You Need to Know About Everything (Sept. 5, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6112-4) collects trivia and images about a range of topics. Ages 8–12.

The Arts: A Visual Encyclopedia (Aug. 1, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6178-0) charts the world’s greatest cultural achievements in painting, music, photography, and dance. Ages 8–12.

A Child Through Time (Nov. 7, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-4493-6) examines what life was like for Roman, Tudor, Viking, and Aztec children. Ages 8–12.

StarFinder! (Oct. 10, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6475-0) is a guide to identifying key constellations across the Northern Hemisphere. Ages 8–12.

3-D Printing Projects (Oct. 3, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6476-7) explains 3-D printing and outlines a variety of projects to design using it. Ages 9–12.

Explanatorium of Nature (Oct. 3, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6363-0). Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution, this book launches a series of titles exploring science and history. Ages 9–12.

Human Body! (Aug. 1, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6239-8). Computer-generated 3-D imagery provides a view of the body. Ages 9–12.

Virtual Reality (Nov. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6548-1) explores the history of VR, from aircraft simulators to sci-fi movies. Ages 9–12.


Baby Touch & Feel celebrates Halloween (Aug. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6235-0), ages up to 2. My First Day and Night (Sept. 12, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6142-1) and My First Opposites (Sept. 12, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6141-4) join My First Board Books, ages up to 2. Really Feely presents Really Feely Trucks (Sept. 12, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6204-6) and Really Feely Wild Animals (Sept. 12, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6205-3), ages up to 2. Pop-up Peekaboo welcomes Pop-up Peekaboo Pumpkin (Aug. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-5276-4), ages up to 3. My Best Books rolls on with My Best Pop-up Noisy Train Book (Oct. 3, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6173-5), ages 2–5. And Follow the Trail gains Winter Wonderland (Sept. 5, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6136-0), ages 3–5.

DK Readers L1 offers Frozen Worlds (Nov. 14, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6316-6; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6317-3), ages 3–5; DK Readers L2 gains Festivals and Celebrations (Nov. 14, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6319-7; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6318-0), ages 5–7; and DK Readers L4 adds Robot Universe (Nov. 14, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6320-3; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6321-0), ages 9–12.

My Encyclopedia of Very Important… introduces My Encyclopedia of Very Important Animals (Sept. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6198-8), ages 4–8. Did You Know? picks up Space: Amazing Answers to More Than 200 Awesome Questions! by Sarah Cruddas (Sept. 5, hardcover, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6186-5), ages 6–8. DK Find Out! continues with Earth (Nov. 14, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6309-8), World War II (Nov. 14, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6311-1), Human Body (Sept. 19, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6308-1), and Reptiles and Amphibians (Sept. 19, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6310-4), ages 6–9. Visual Encyclopedias introduces The Arts (Aug. 1, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6290-9; paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6178-0), ages 8–12. And joining Optical Illusions are Optical Illusions 2 (Sept. 5, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6324-1) and Fantastic Optical Illusions (Nov. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6804-8), ages 8–12.

Down East

Fairies 1, 2, 3 by Liza Gardner Walsh, illus. by Hazel Mitchell (Nov. 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-60893-951-0), is a counting book featuring fairies. Ages up to 3.



New What’s So Special About titles by Nicky Dee are What’s So Special About Ankylosaurus? (Nov. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-9935293-0-6) and What’s So Special About Coelophysis? (Nov. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-9935293-3-7), ages 5–7.

Drawn & Quarterly/Enfant

Toys Talking by Leanne Shapton (Oct. 10, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-77046-298-4). This tale about the inner lives of stuffed animals reveals their thoughts and feelings. Ages 4–up.


Anna and Froga presents Completely Bubu by Anouk Ricard (Sept. 26, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77046-292-2), ages 6–up.

Dreaming Robot


Young Explorer’s Adventure Guides adds 2018 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide by Marilag Angway, Stephen Blake, Morgan Bliss, et al., ages 6–12.



The Great Mistake Mysteries issues The Artsy Mistake Mystery by Sylvia McNicoll (Aug. 29, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4597-3880-5), ages 9–12. Christmas at Saddle Creek by Shelley Peterson (Nov. 7, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4597-4026-6) joins Saddle Creek, ages 12–15. And The X Gang introduces Recipe for Hate by Warren Kinsella (Dec. 5, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4597-3906-2), ages 14–18.


Artists and Their Pets: True Stories of Famous Artists and Their Animal Friends by Susie Hodge, illus. by Violet Lemay (Sept. 5, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-946064-01-1), showcases master painters’ connections to their pets. Ages 9–12.


Local Baby greets Portland Baby by Barbara Kerley, illus. by Josh Cleland (Sept. 5, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-946064-05-9), ages up to 3. And Naturally Local spotlights Colors of New England by Amy Mullen (Sept. 5, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-938093-99-9), ages up to 4.


The Realms of Ancient: Scion of the Fox by S.M. Beiko (Oct. 17, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77041-357-3) launches a trilogy combining urban fantasy and magical realism. Ages 12–up.


The Life and Times of Martin Luther by Meike Roth-Beck, illus. by Klaus Ensikat (Sept. 11, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0-8028-5495-7), details the theologian and religious reformer’s life and legacy. Ages 7–up.

Plume by Isabelle Simler (Aug. 14, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0-8028-5492-6) is a counting book focusing on a variety of birds—and the cats lurking behind them. Ages 3–7.

Roger Is Going Fishing by Koen Van Biesen (Sept. 4, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-0-8028-5491-9). This follow-up to Roger Is Reading a Book shows how mishaps can turn strangers into friends. Ages 4–8.

When a Wolf Is Hungry by Christine Naumann-Villemin, illus. by Kris Di Giacomo (Aug. 7, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-0-8028-5482-7). A wolf out to catch a rabbit befriends the rabbit community instead. Ages 4–8.

The Call of the Swamp by Davide Cali (Sept. 25, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-0-8028-5486-5). Boris, who, unlike his parents, has scales and gills, questions where he belongs in this story about adoption and family. Ages 4–9.

Nile Crossing by Katy Beebe, illus. Sally Wern Comport (Oct. 23, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0-8028-5425-4). A boy in ancient Egypt faces his anxieties about starting school and finds a sense of peace. Ages 5–9.

The Warli People by Hye-eun Shin, illus. by Su-bi Jeong (Aug. 28, paper, $10, ISBN 978-0-8028-5476-6). In ancient India, the Warli people work hard to cultivate their crops throughout the year. Ages 6–10.

The Watcher by Nikki Grimes, illus. by Bryan Collier (Oct. 9, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0-8028-5445-2). A bully and her victim come to understand each other in this story inspired by Psalm 121. Ages 6–10.

Egmont UK

The Unexpected Visitor by Jessica Courtney-Tickle (Sept. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4052-8365-6). This tale about a fisherman and a whale introduces the notions of sharing and caring for ocean creatures. Ages 3–5.

Into the No Zone by Eugene Lambert (Oct. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-4052-7736-5). In this launch to the Sign of One fantasy trilogy, Kyle is caught between feuding factions—and has no choice but to run. Ages 12–up.


Littlest Dreamer releases A Bedtime Journey by Suzanne Smith, illus. by Charlotte Cooke (Nov. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4052-7689-4), ages 3–5.

Elsewhere Editions

Feather by Cao Wenxuan, illus. by Roger Mello, trans. by Chloe Garcia-Roberts (Sept. 19, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0-914671-85-5). A feather blowing across the sky asks birds he meets, “Do I belong to you?”Ages 3–7.

Goodnight, Mr. Clutterbuck by Mauri Kunnas, illus. by Mauri Kunnas, trans. by Jill Timbers (Nov. 28, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0-914671-76-3). This Finnish author relays the tale of a sleepwalking goat. Ages 4–8.



Canticos continues with Little Skeletons/Esqueletitos by Susie Jaramillo (Aug. 8, board book, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-945635-06-9), ages up to 4.

Enchanted Lion

Bear and Wolf by Dan Salmieri (Jan. 9, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-238-1). Two curious young animals become friends as they appreciate the natural world. Ages 4–8.

Don’t Be Sorry, Dad! by Nari Hong (Sept. 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-233-6) is a tale of love, appreciation, and acceptance between a girl and her wheelchair-bound father. Ages 4–8.

What What What by Arata Tendo, illus. by Ryoji Arai (Oct. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-237-4). This story dealing with child abuse underscores the importance of paying attention, asking questions, and caring about others. Ages 4–8.


Chirri & Chirra return in The Snowy Day by Kaya Doi (Sept. 26, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-203-9), ages 3–8. And Edmond is back in The Thing by Astrid Desbordes, illus. by Marc Boutavant (Oct. 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-217-6), ages 4–8.

Faber & Faber

Hack and Whack by Francesca Simon, illus. by Charlotte Cotterill (Oct. 9, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-571-32871-0). Two Viking toddlers wreak havoc on their village—and strain their mother’s patience. Ages up to 5.

Jellicle Cats by T.S. Eliot, illus. by Arthur Robins (Aug. 7, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-571-33341-7). Jellicle Cats dance the night away in this illustrated rendition of Eliot’s poem. Ages up to 5.

The Building Boy by Ross Montgomery, illus. by David Litchfield (Sept. 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-571-31409-6). This tale about death and grieving reveals the relationship between a boy and his late architect grandmother. Ages 1–5.

The Shrew That Flew by Julia Copus, illus. by Eunyoung Seo (Sept. 11, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-571-32530-6). What happens when a shrew’s hat blows away as animals prepare for a birthday party? Ages 1–5.

Survivors: Extraordinary Tales From the Wild and Beyond by David Long, illus. by Kerry Hyndman (Oct. 5, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-571-31601-4), compiles true historical and modern survival stories. Ages 9–11.

True Face by Siobhan Curham (Aug. 5, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-0-571-31338-9) encourages girls to resist presure from the “perfection police” and embrace their true selves. Ages 12–up.


Atticus Claw is back in Atticus Claw Hears a Roar by Jennifer Gray (Aug. 7, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-571-32178-0), ages 5–7. And Squishy McFluff reappears in Secret Santa by Pip Jones, illus. by Ella Okstad (Nov. 6, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-571-30256-7), ages 5–7.



Tug a Tail by David W. Miles debuts with Dogs (Sept. 5, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-945547-22-5) and Farm Animals (Sept. 5, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-945547-23-2), ages 1–3. Lit for Little Hands launches with Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, adapted by Brooke Jorden, illus. by David Miles (Sept. 11, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-945547-35-5), ages 3–6. 12 Little Elves travel on in 12 Little Elves Visit California (Oct. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-945547-11-9) and 12 Little Elves Visit Oregon (Oct. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-945547-10-2) by Trish Madson, illus. by Sadie Han, ages 4–6. 10 Little Monsters are back in 10 Little Monsters Visit Texas by Madson, illus. by Nathan Hardyman (Sept. 5, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-945547-08-9), ages 5–8. And Monster Diary adds Timmy’s Monster Diary: Unplug the Zug (How I Tamed Too Much Technology) by Raun Melmed and Annette Sexton, illus. by Jeff Harvey (Aug. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-945547-19-5), ages 7–11.


Peppy in the Wild West by Hergé (Sept. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68396-047-8). First serialized in 1934, this graphic novel by the creator of Tintin follows Peppy to California to start a new life. All ages.

Feminist Press


Feminist Folktales welcomes The Hunter Maiden: Feminist Folktales from Around the World by Ethel Johnston Phelps, illus. by Suki Boynton (Oct. 10, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-55861-434-5), ages 8–12.


Love, Sex and No Regrets for Today’s Teens by Elizabeth Clark (Oct. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-925048-88-9) addresses sexual attraction, setting limits, abusive situations, and self-respect. Ages 12–up.


I Spy 123: Totally Crazy Numbers by Ulrike Sauerhofer, photos by Manuela Ancutici (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-77085-999-9); and I Spy ABC: Totally Crazy Letters by Ruth Prenting, photos by Ancutici (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-77085-961-6). Rhyming clues lead to hidden numbers and letters. Ages 3–7.

Love You Forever Pop-up Edition by Robert Munsch, illus. by Sheila McGraw (Oct. 1, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-77085-965-4), features paper engineering by Bruce Foster. Ages 4–6.

The Cat Came Back by Cordell Barker (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77085-929-6) adapts this Oscar-nominated animated short about a man who’s unable to get rid of an unwanted cat. Ages 5–8.

Once Upon a Jungle by Laura Knowles, illus. by James Boast (Sept. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77085-971-5). Jungle animals portray the circle of life in this book with a double gatefold. Ages 5–8.

You Big and Me Small by Gregoire Solotareff (Sept. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10000-3). An elephant and a lion star in this tale about friendship and acceptance. Ages 6–9.

My Grandmother Ironed the King’s Shirts by Torill Kove (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77085-967-8). In this adaptation of an Oscar-nominated animated film, Kove tells of his grandmother’s role in the Norwegian resistance to the German Army during WWII. Ages 7–10.

Flight of the Grizzly by Fabian Gregoire (Sept. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77085-996-8). Jessie is forced to fly a seaplane to save passengers when a tranquilized bear on the plane starts to stir. Ages 8–11.

Around the World in 80 Maps by Clare Hibbert (Sept. 15, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10010-2) compiles 80 maps from the British Library that spotlight a place at a particular time. Ages 8–12.

Food Atlas: Discover All the Delicious Foods of the World by Giulia Malerba, illus. by Febe Sillani (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77085-952-4). This tour of the world’s foods and culinary curiosities includes regional maps. Ages 8–17.

Basketball Stars by Adam Segal (Sept. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-77085-772-8) profiles key players. Ages 9–12.

Firefly Wildlife Atlas: A Comprehensive Guide to Animal Habitats by John Farndon (Nov. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-77085-932-6) explores animal habitats around the world. Ages 9–12.

New Hands, New Life: Robots, Prostheses and Innovation by Jan Andrysek and Alex Mihailidis (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77085-969-2; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-77085-991-3) focuses on life-changing assistive technologies. Ages 9–12.


Max Velthuijs’s Frog returns in Where Is Frog? (Sept. 1, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10002-7), ages 2–5. And Stuff You Need to Know continues with Stuff You Need to Know About the Human Body by John Farndon, illus. by Tim Hutchinson (Oct. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-77085-981-4), ages 9–17.


No More Noisy Nights by Holly Niner, illus. by Guy Wolek (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-936261-93-2). Disturbed by noisy creatures, a mole unexpectedly makes three new friends. Ages 5–7.


Gnomes’ Winter Journey by Ernst Kreidolf (Sept. 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-437-5). Woodland gnomes set off on a snowy journey to visit their mountain cousins. Ages 4–7.

Shepherd Boy and the Christmas Gifts by Aly Hilberts, illus. by Sanne Dufft (Sept. 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-438-2). When a special child is born, what will a young shepherd bring as a gift? Ages 4–7.

Enchanted Nightingale: The Classic Grimm’s Tale of Jorinda and Joringel, illus. by Bernadette Watts (Sept. 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-436-8), presents this story with new art. Ages 5–7.

Astrid Lindgren’s Tomten Tales: The Tomten and The Tomten and the Fox by Astrid Lindgren, illus. by Harald Wiberg (Sept. 15, hardcover, $25, ISBN 978-1-78250-461-0), collects two stories featuring this Swedish house-elf character. Ages 5–8.


Picture Kelpies welcomes Isla and Pickle: Best Friends by Kate McLelland (Sept. 15, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-421-4), ages 2–5; and Max and Zap star in Max and Zap at the Museum by Molly MacPherson, illus. by Natasha Rimmington (Sept. 15, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-423-8), ages 4–7. Young Kelpies adds Museum Mystery Squad and the Case of the Curious Coins (Sept. 15, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-363-7) and Museum Mystery Squad and the Case of the Extraordinary Eagle (Jan. 15, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-364-4) by Mike Nicholson, illus. by Mike Phillips, ages 6–8; and Porridge the Tartan Cat and the Unfair Funfair by Alan Dapré, illus. by Yuliya Somina (Nov. 15, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-359-0), ages 6–9. KelpiesEdge releases Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist by John Young (Sept. 15, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-424-5), ages 14–up; and Ferryman, Revised (Nov. 15, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-434-4) and Trespassers: A Ferryman Novel (Nov. 15, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-435-1) by Claire McFall, ages 15–up.


Ruby McCracken by Elizabeth Ezra (Jan. 15, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-446-7). Ruby is desperate to get her magic back and find a way home. Ages 8–12.

Top-Secret Grandad and Me: Death by Tumble Dryer by David MacPhail (Sept. 15, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-426-9). Detective Jay Patel has a new top-secret sidekick—his ghost grandfather. Ages 8–12.


Spellchasers wraps up with Witch’s Guide to Magical Combat by Lari Don (Oct. 15, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-307-1), ages 8–12.


My Dog Needs Me by Jane Cottrell (Oct. 10, board book, $7.99, ISBN: 978-1-4867-1308-0) teaches readers some of the responsibilities of owning a pet. Ages 2–5.

Numbers by Katie Wilson (Oct. 10, board book, $9.99, ISBN: 978-1-4867-1304-2) counts from one to 10 using illustrated sea creatures and lift-the-flap features. Ages 3–7.

Birds: Discovering North American Species by Shirley Raines (Oct. 10, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1320-2) explores birds through poetry, photography, and facts. Ages 4–8.

Butterflies: Exploring the Life Cycle by Dr. Shirley Raines (Oct. 10, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1321-9). This STEAM title provides a closeup on butterflies in poems and photographs. Ages 4–8.

The Magic in a Year by Frank Boylan (Oct. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN: 978-1-4867-1319-6) follows a girl as she tells of all the things she loves about each month of the year, in rhyming prose. Ages 4–8.


The Adventures of Robin Hood, retold by Philip Edwards (Oct. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN: 978-1-4867-1310-3), joins 10 Minute Classics, ages 7–10.


The Story of Sinko-Filipko and Other Russian Folk Tales, illus. by Elena Polenova (Nov. 30, hardcover, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-906257-26-2), is a companion to Why the Bear Has No Tail. All ages.

Free Spirit

Tessie Tames Her Tongue: A Book About Learning When to Talk and When to Listen by Melissa Martin, illus. by Charles Lehman (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-133-3). Tessie’s constant talking gets her into trouble until she learns to listen as much as she talks. Ages 5–9.


Best Behavior by Elizabeth Verdick, illus. by Marieka Heinlen, issues Feet Are Not for Kicking/Los pies no son para patear (Sept. 15, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-63198-197-5), ages up to 4; Voices Are Not for Yelling/La voz no es para gritar (Sept. 15, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-63198-194-4; paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-63198-191-3), ages 1–4 and 4–7;. Everyday Feelings offers Feeling Angry by Katie Douglass (Sept. 15, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-251-4); and Feeling Jealous (Sept. 15, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-252-10, Feeling Sad (Sept. 15, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-253-8), Feeling Scared (Sept. 15, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-254-5), Feeling Shy (Sept. 15, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-256-9), and Feeling Worried (Sept. 15, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-255-2) by Kay Barnham, all illus. by Mike Gordon, ages 5–9. Get Organized Without Losing It by Janet S. Fox and Steve Mark (Aug. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-173-9) joins Laugh & Learn, ages 8–13.