Waiting for Goliath by Antje Damm (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-141-3). Bear sits and waits for a friend, whose identity comes as a surprise. Ages 3–5.

My Dog Mouse by Eva Lindstrom (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-148-2). In this friendship tale, a child takes a beloved old, slow dog for a walk. Ages 3–6.

Where Is Grandma? by Peter Schossow (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-154-3). Henry meets staff, patients, and visitors as he searches for his grandmother’s hospital room. Ages 5–8.

Soda Pop by Barbro Lindgren, illus. by Lisen Adbage (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-010-2), introduces a madcap family with tigers in the garage and a grandfather who lives in a tree. Ages 8–11.

The Ice Sea Pirates by Frida Nilsson (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-145-1). A girl in the Arctic sets out to rescue her younger sister from a notorious pirate. Ages 8–12.


My Happy Life continues with See You When I See You by Rose Lagercrantz, illus. by Eva Eriksson (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-129-1), ages 5–9.

Gibbs Smith

B Is for Boo: A Halloween Alphabet (Aug. 15, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-4780-5) and S Is for Santa: A Christmas Alphabet (Sept. 12, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-4607-5) by Greg Paprocki are holiday ABC books. Ages up to 3.

Leapin’ Lizards: A Lizard Primer by Dawn DeVries Sokol (Aug. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-4737-9) introduces various types of lizards. Ages up to 3.

This Way, Watson! A Directions Primer by Claudia Pearson (Aug. 15, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-4765-2). A terrier and his pigeon friend use a map to navigate their way through a city. Ages 2–5.

The Wolf Who Fell Out of a Book by Thierry Robberecht, illus. by Gregoire Mabire (Sept. 5, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-4797-3). When a wolf tumbles out of a book, he jumps from one book to another in hopes of finding a new home. Ages 3–7.

Lily Wool by Paula Vásquez (Aug. 8, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-4728-7). A lamb with a big imagination is determined to be true to herself. Ages 3–8.


New BabyLit titles are Anne of Green Gables: A BabyLit Places Primer (Aug. 22, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-4782-9), Classic Lit A to Z: A BabyLit Alphabet Primer (Sept. 12, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-4805-5), and The Nutcracker: A BabyLit Dancing Primer (Sept. 12, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-4748-5) by Jennifer Adams, illus. by Alison Oliver, ages up to 3; and Moby-Dick: A BabyLit Storybook, retold by Mandy Archer (Aug. 15, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-4784-3); and Pride & Prejudice: A BabyLit Storybook, retold by Stephanie Clarkson (Aug. 15, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-4783-6), both illus. by Annabel Tempest, ages 3–7.

Globe Pequot/Muddy Boots

Wild Zoo Train by Carmela LaVigna Coyle, illus. by Steve Gray (Nov. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-63076-306-0). A zoo train full of children takes a turn into the wilds. Ages 3–7.

Wait Till It Gets Dark by Anita Sanchez and George Steele, illus. by John Himmelman (Oct. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-63076-318-3), spotlights nocturnal landscapes and the animals that inhabit them. Ages 8–12.

David R. Godine

Trio: The Tale of a Three-Legged Cat by Andrea Wisnewski (Nov. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-56792-608-8). Based on the true story, this centers on a determined feline who doesn’t let anything stop him. Ages 3–7.

Death or Ice Cream by Gareth P. Jones (Oct. 30, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-56792-610-1). In these interlocked stories, children attempt to unravel happenings in their town of secrets and mysteries. Ages 9–15.


The Pond by Nicola Davies, illus. by Cathy Fisher (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-912050-70-3). A boy mourns the loss of his father in this story about death and the importance of the natural world. Ages 5–7.


Shadow & Light presents Elias Martin by Nicola Davies, illus. by Fran Shum (Oct. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-910862-50-6); and The Selkie’s Mate by Davies, illus. by Claire Jenkins (Oct. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-910862-49-0), ages 9–12.

Graphic Arts


Brick Books picks up Build It! Farm Animals: Make Supercool Models with Your Lego Classic Set (Nov. 7, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5132-6082-2) and Build It! Robots: Make Supercool Models with Your Favorite Lego Parts (Nov. 7, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5132-6083-9) by Jennifer Kemmeter, ages up to 5.


The Dog by Helen Mixter, illus. by Margarita Sada (Nov. 14, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-271-2). A dog helps a boy who is ill in this testament to the comforting power of animals. Ages 4–up.


The Curiosity Cabinet by Ian Wallace (Sept. 5, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-922-5) is a pictorial memoir by this Canadian children’s book creator. Ages up to 5.

Me and You and the Red Canoe by Jean E. Pendziwol, illus. by Phil (Aug. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-847-1). On a morning fishing trip on a lake, siblings observe the wildlife around them. Ages up to 5.

Kisimi Taimaippaktut Angirrarijarani/Only in My Hometown by Angnakuluk Friesen, trans. by Jean Kusugak, illus. by Ippiksaut Friesen (Sept. 5, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-883-9). This ode to small-town life in the Canadian North is presented in English and Inuktitut. Ages 3–7.

Malaika’s Winter Carnival by Nadia Hohn and Irene Luxbacher (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-920-1). When Malaika moves from the Caribbean to Canada, she adjusts to a new life and experiences the winter Carnival. Ages 3–7.

And So It Goes by Paloma Valdivia, trans. by Susan Ouriou (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-869-3). This meditation on the cycle of life reflects on those who have gone, those who will come, and those who are in the world now. Ages 4–7.

Federica by Scot Ritchie (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-968-3). Since her busy family can’t keep their house clean, Frederica brings her animal friends home to help. Ages 4–7.

nipêhon/I Wait by Caitlin Nicholson, trans. by Leona Morin-Nelson (Sept. 5, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-914-0). In this story written in Cree and English, three generations of women pick wild yarrow on a family outing. Ages 4–7.

Once in a Blue Moon by Danielle Daniel (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-975-1). Poems celebrate the magical moments that can be found in the beauty and wonders of nature. Ages 4–7.

Seamus’s Short Story by Heather Hartt-Sussman, illus. by Milan Pavlovic (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-793-1). A boy who longs to be taller finds that being smaller is sometimes advantageous. Ages 4–7.

Coyote Tales by Thomas King, illus. by Byron Eggenschwiler (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-833-4), offers two trickster tales set in a time “when animals and human beings still talked to each other.” Ages 6–9.

The Things Owen Wrote by Jessica Scott Kerrin (Oct. 3, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-029-3). What if covering up the biggest mistake of your life means traveling all the way to Iceland? Ages 9–12.

Sit by Deborah Ellis (Oct. 3, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-086-6) spotlights nine children who find the courage to face situations and take action. Ages 10–13.

Louis Undercover by Fanny Britt, illus. by Isabelle Arsenault (Oct. 3, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-859-4). In this graphic novel portraying complex family relationships, a boy shuttles between his alcoholic dad and his worried mom. Ages 10–14.

Prince of Pot by Tanya Lloyd Kyi (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-944-7). Isaac, an aspiring artist whose parents operate an illegal marijuana-growing operation, falls in love with the daughter of a cop. Ages 13–up.

The Mosaic by Nina Berkhout (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-985-0). A teenage girl who is a pacifist and a PTSD-afflicted Marine form an unexpected bond over a secret buried in a missile silo. Ages 14–up.


Buddy and Earl reappear in Buddy and Earl Go to School by Maureen Fergus, illus. by Carey Sookocheff (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-927-0), ages 4–7.

Hardie Grant Egmont


Neon Baby adds Numbers by Electric Confetti (Sept. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-76012-931-6), ages up to 3. And The Phoenix Files releases Man in the Shadows by Chris Morphew (Oct. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-76012-425-0), ages 12–up.

Harlequin Teen

The First to Know by Abigail Johnson (Nov. 7, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-00794-0). After learning the results of her DNA test, a teen’s plan to find her father’s birth family turns potentially devastating. Ages 13–up.

The Gatekeepers by Jen Lancaster (Oct. 10, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-373-21261-3). Teens form a watchdog group when their seemingly perfect town is rocked by a string of student suicides. Ages 13–up.

If There’s No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Sept. 5, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-373-21222-4). Before two teenagers’ relationship can become anything more than friendship, a terrible accident occurs. Ages 13-up.

Jek/Hyde by Amy Ross (Oct. 3, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-00795-7). Lulu worries as her best friend gets caught up with the devilish new boy in town. Ages 13–up.

The Ravenous by Amy Lukavics (Sept. 26, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-373-21260-6). The youngest of five sisters returns after dying in an accident—but can only continue to live at a terrible cost. Ages 13–up.

Runebinder by Alex R. Kahler (Nov. 14, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-373-21263-7) launches a series about a Hunter fighting against monsters that have overrun the world. Ages 13–up.

Say You’ll Remember Me by Katie McGarry (Jan. 30, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-373-21237-8). Drix and Elle, who come from different worlds, try to find what connects them. Ages 13–up.

The Sidekicks by Will Kostakis (Oct. 17, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-373-21262-0). The relationship between three very different teen boys changes as they mourn the death of their mutual best friend. Ages 13–up.

Someone to Love by Melissa de la Cruz (Oct. 3, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-373-21236-1). Olivia’s father’s run for governor sparks her quest to be perfect and popular, leading to self-doubt and bulimia. Ages 13–up.

Red Dirt by Anna Jarzab (Aug. 29, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-373-21251-4). A teen navigates the underbelly of her Oklahoma town as she searches for her father while trying to keep her life from falling apart. Ages 14–up.

The Androma Saga: Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings (Jan. 16, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-373-21259-0). This series launch introduces a mercenary spaceship captain leading a crew of girls across the galaxy as they flee a bounty hunter. Ages 14–up.

Word$ #1: All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis (Aug. 29, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-373-21244-6) debuts a series set in a world where every word and gesture is patented or trademarked. Ages 14–up.


Ava and the Rainbow (Who Stayed) by Ged Adamson (Jan. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267080-9) tells of a girl and a rainbow that decided to stay in the sky. Ages 4–8.

The Bad Seed by Jory John, illus. by Pete Oswald (Aug. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-246776-8). Is the grumpy title character as bad as he seems? Ages 4–8.

Bear’s Merry Book of Hidden Things: Christmas Seek-and-Find by Gergely Dudas (Sept. 19, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-06-257078-9) is the first of three seek-and-find holiday tales by Dudas. Ages 4–8.

Come Home Already! by Jory John, illus. by Benji Davies (Dec. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-237097-6). What will Duck do when his best friend Bear goes fishing for a week? Ages 4–8.

Dear Girl by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Paris Rosenthal, illus. by Holly Hatam (Jan. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-242250-7), encourages girls to be themselves, to be generous and kind, and to dance like no one’s watching. Ages 4–8.

Even Fairies Fart by Jennifer Stinson, illus. by Rebecca Ashdown (Aug. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243623-8), celebrates the yucky things everybody does—including fairytale characters. Ages 4–8.

George and His Shadow by Davide Cali, illus. by Serge Bloch (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256830-4). George isn’t pleased that his shadow seems to be better at everything than he is. Ages 4–8.

Go Go Gorillas: A Romping Bedtime Tale by Patrick Wensink, illus. by Nate Wragg (Aug. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-238118-7), features dancing gorillas who refuse to go to sleep. Ages 4–8.

Good Day, Good Night by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Loren Long (Oct. 3, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-238310-5). A bunny welcomes the sunrise and the sunset in this recently discovered tale. Ages 4–8.

Hamsters Don’t Fight Fires! by Andrew Root, illus. by Jessica Olien (Sept. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-245294-8). A tiny hamster fulfills his dream of becoming a firefighter. Ages 4–8.

Hannah Sparkles: A Friend Through Rain or Shine by Robin Mellom, illus. by Vanessa Brantley-Newton (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-232233-3). A girl learns that everyone has his or her own kind of sparkle and that friendship can be found in surprising ways. Ages 4–8.

Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly, illus. by Laura Freeman (Jan. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-274246-9), is a picture-book adaptation of Shetterly’s novel about four influential female NASA mathematicians. Ages 4–8.

I Love You More Than the Smell of Swamp Gas by Kevan Atteberry (Sept. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-240871-6). Father and son monsters riff back and forth on a skink hunt in the woods. Ages 4–8.

Jingle Bells by Susan Jeffers (Sept. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236020-5). Siblings ride a sleigh to grandmother’s house in this tale set to the lyrics of the holiday song. Ages 4–8.

Let’s Investigate with Nate: The Water Cycle (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-235740-3) and The Solar System (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-235743-4) by Nate Ball, illus. by Wes Hargis, launch this STEM-based picture-book series. Ages 4–8.

The Little Girl Who Didn’t Want to Go to Bed by Dave Engledow (Oct. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-242537-9). Photos illustrate this tale of a girl who decides to stay up all night. Ages 4–8.

Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed, illus. by Stasia Burrington (Jan. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265173-0), relays the story of Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to travel in space. Ages 4–8.

Meow! by Victoria Ying (Oct. 3, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-244096-9). This story told in meows centers on a feisty kitten who’s frustrated because her family is too busy to play. Ages 4–8.

Mr. Biddles by Kristine A. Lombardi (Aug. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-244114-0). How will a homesick lobster working as a lab assistant to an inventor find his way home to Maine? Ages 4–8.

The Nutcracker in Harlem by T.E. McMorrow, illus. by James Ransome (Sept. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-117598-5). A girl finds her voice in this reimagining set during the Harlem Renaissance. Ages 4–8.

On a Magical Do-Nothing Day by Beatrice Alemagna (Sept. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265760-2). A boy discovers the natural world after accidentally dropping his video game into a pond. Ages 4–8.

A Peaceful Garden by Lucy London, illus. by Christa Pierce (Jan. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229747-1). Two cats show what it takes to grow a garden. Ages 4–8.

Pine & Boof: The Lucky Leaf by Ross Burach (Sept. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241850-0) launches a series about the friendship between a bear and a porcupine. Ages 4–8.

Princess Kitty by Steve Metzger, illus. by Ella Okstad (Oct. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-230662-3). A feline princess discovers that being in the spotlight is best when you share it with a friend. Ages 4–8.

Ruby Rose, Big Bravos by Rob Sanders, illus. by Debbie Ridpath Ohi (Aug. 29, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-223571-8). Ruby Rose puts on a dance recital in this sequel to Ruby Rose: Off to School She Goes. Ages 4–8.

Runny Babbit Returns by Shel Silverstein (Sept. 19, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-247939-6). This follow-up to Runny Babbit compiles 41 illustrated poems. Ages 4–8.

See Fred Run: Teaches 50+ Sight Words! by Kevin Bolger, illus. by Ben Hodson (Aug. 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-06-228602-4), is a companion to Lazy Bear, Crazy Bear: Loony Long Vowels. Ages 4–8.

Shaking Things Up: 15 Young Women Who Changed the World by Susan Hood (Jan. 23, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269945-9). Selina Alko, Sophie Blackall, Sara Palacios, and LeUyen Pham are among the illustrators who contributed to this celebration of history’s young female revolutionaries. Ages 4–8.

Tea with Oliver by Mika Song (Aug. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-242948-3) reveals the unexpected friendship between a cat and a mouse. Ages 4–8.

Three Little Monkeys by Quentin Blake and Emma Chichester Clark (Nov. 7, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267067-0). Hilda tells her monkeys to behave while she’s away, yet she returns to a big mess. Ages 4–8.

Truck, Truck, Goose! by Tammi Sauer, illus. by Zoe Waring (Aug. 15, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-06-242153-1). Animal truck drivers and an oblivious goose star in this spin on the familiar game. Ages 4–8.

Vivian the Dog Moves to the Big City by Mitch Boyer (Oct. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267327-5). Lost in her new city, a dog finds her way home with the help of an unexpected friend. Ages 4–8.

Wide-Awake Bear by Pat Zietlow Miller, illus. by Jean Kim (Jan. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-235603-1), centers on a baby bear who can’t fall asleep. Ages 4–8.

Big Cats (Aug. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-247036-2), Horses (Dec. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-237439-4), and Icebergs & Glaciers (Jan. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-247039-3) by Seymour Simon are revised and updated editions of these photographic books. Ages 6–10.

Rocks & Minerals (Aug. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-228918-6) and Water (Oct. 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-247055-3) by Seymour Simon are new photo-essays by this acclaimed science writer. Ages 6–10.

Al Roker’s Extreme Weather: Tornadoes, Typhoons, and Other Weather Phenomena by Al Roker (Aug. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-248499-4). In his debut children’s book, this meteorologist examines extreme weather phenomena. Ages 8–12.

The Applewhites Coast to Coast by Stephanie S. Tolan and R.J. Tolan (Oct. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-213320-5). The family introduced in Surviving the Applewhites and Applewhites at Wit’s End traverses the country. Ages 8–12.

Beast & Crown by Joel Ross (Aug. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-248459-8) is the first book of a duology featuring goblins, ogres, and magic. Ages 8–12.

The Countdown Conspiracy by Katie Slivensky (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-246255-8). One of six kids training for a mission to Mars, Miranda comes to the rescue when the base is attacked. Ages 8–12.

The Crims by Kate Davies (Dec. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-249409-2) debuts a series about a family of notorious criminals. Ages 8–12.

Daniel Coldstar: The Relic War by Stel Pavlou (Nov. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-212605-4). In this series debut, a boy searches for relics from an alien civilization. Ages 8–12.

Funny Kid for President by Matt Stanton (Jan. 2, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-257291-2) launches a trilogy starring a boy who isn’t the smartest, fastest, or best looking—but he may be the funniest. Ages 8–12.

How Oscar Indigo Broke the Universe (And Put It Back Together Again) by David Teague (Nov. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-237749-4). When he uses his mysterious watch that can stop time to fake a game-winning home run, Oscar discovers there are consequences to stealing time. Ages 8–12.

Just Like Jackie by Lindsey Stoddard (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265291-1). A girl who doesn’t physically resemble her beloved grandfather finds that family is family, no matter what it looks like. Ages 8–12.

Marge in Charge by Isla Fisher, illus. by Eglantine Ceulemans (Oct. 3, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-266218-7). In this series debut, adventures begin when a nanny lets down her rainbow hair. Ages 8–12.

Max Tilt: Fire the Depths by Peter Lerangis (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-244100-3) begins a trilogy about a boy’s adventures after he discovers a manuscript by his ancestor, Jules Verne. Ages 8–12.

Mutant Bunny Island by Obert Skye, illus. by Eduardo Vieira (Nov. 7, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239912-0). In this trilogy launch, Perry travels to a strange island in search of his missing uncle. Ages 8–12.

Paper Chains by Elaine Vickers, illus. by Sara Not (Oct. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241434-2). Two girls who are best friends long to understand where they fit in their families and their world. Ages 8–12.

Shard: Sisters of Glass by Naomi Cyprus (Nov. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-245847-6). In this series debut, a powerless princess and a powerful pauper work together to save their two worlds. Ages 8–12.

Touchdown Kid by Tim Green (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229385-5). Two friends discover that there are always opportunities on the football field—as long as you have skill and determination. Ages 8–12.

The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City by Jodi Kendall (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-248453-6). This homage to Charlotte’s Web is a tale of family, belonging, and growing bigger when you’ve always felt small. Ages 8–12.

Us, in Progress: Short Stories About Young Latinos by Lulu Delacre (Aug. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239214-5) provides a portrait of the diverse Latinos who live in the U.S. Ages 8–12.

Zach King: My Magical Life by Zach King (Sept. 26, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267718-1). A boy searches for his magical powers in this tale with a downloadable augmented reality app that animates the illustrations. Ages 8–12.

Craig & Fred (young readers’ edition) A Marine, a Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other by Craig Grossi (Nov. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269335-8) adapts this true story of two friends united under unlikely circumstances. Ages 8–up.

Goldeline by Jimmy Cajoleas (Nov. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-249875-5). A girl flees from a man who believes she’s a witch in this tale set in a fairytale forest. Ages 10–up.

Together at Midnight by Jennifer Castle (Jan. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-225051-3). Racked with guilt after witnessing a tragic accident, two boys perform meaningful acts of kindness for strangers. Ages 14–up.


Bob and Joss get lost in Bob and Joss Take a Hike! by Peter McCleery, illus. by Vin Vogel (Jan. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241532-5), ages 4–8. Caps for Sale presents Caps for Sale and the Mindful Monkeys by Esphyr Slobodkina, art selected by Ann Marie Mulhearn Sayer (Aug. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-249988-2), ages 4–8. And Fancy Nancy’s swan song is Oodles of Kittens by Jane O’Connor, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser (Jan. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-226987-4), ages 4–8.

New I Can Read Level 1 titles are The Berenstain Bears and the Ducklings (Jan. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265456-4), The Berenstain Bears Play Football! (Aug. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-235034-3), and The Berenstain Bears’ Big Machines (Dec. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-235039-8) by Mike Berenstain; Chicken in Mittens by Adam Lehrhaupt, illus. by Shahar Kober (Oct. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236415-9); Danny and the Dinosaur (Sept. 5, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-257277-6) and Santa’s Moose (Sept. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-264308-7) by Syd Hoff; Paddington at the Barber Shop by Michael Bond, illus. by R.W. Alley (Nov. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243080-9); Pete the Cat and the Cool Caterpillar by James Dean (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267522-4); Pinkalicious and the Babysitter (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256689-8) and Pinkalicious: Tutu-rrific (Sept. 5, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-257278-3) by Victoria Kann; and Ranger Rick: I Wish I Was a Gorilla by Jennifer Bove (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243211-7), Ranger Rick: I Wish I Was a Lion (Oct. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243205-6), and Ranger Rick: I Wish I Was an Orca (Oct. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243208-7) by Sandra Markle, ages 4–8.

Joining I Can Read Level 2 are Emmett’s Pig by Mary Stolz, illus. by Garth Williams (Sept. 5, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265526-4); George Washington: The First President by Sarah Albee, illus. by Chin Ko (Dec. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243267-4); Martin Luther King Jr.: A Peaceful Leader by Sarah Albee, illus. by Chin Ko (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243276-6); My Weird School: Teamwork Trouble by Dan Gutman, illus. by Jim Paillot (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236750-1); and Gutman’s Rappy Goes to Mars, illus. by Tim Bowers (Dec. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-225269-2), ages 4–8. Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2 continues with Droughts by Melissa Stewart, illus. by Andre Ceolin (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-238666-3); Pinocchio Rex and Other Tyrannosaurs, by Stewart and Steve Brusatte, illus. by Julius Csotonyi (Nov. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-249093-3); and What Makes a Blizzard? by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld, illus. by Maddie Frost (Jan. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-248473-4), ages 4–8.

My First I Can Read issues Duck, Duck, Dinosaur: Snowy Surprise by Kallie George, illus. by Oriol Vidal (Nov. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-235319-1); Fancy Nancy: JoJo and Daddy Bake a Cake by Jane O’Connor, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser (Sept. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-237802-6); Little Critter: Exploring the Great Outdoors (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243145-5), Going to the Sea Park (Sept. 5, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-257281-3), and Just Pick Us, Please! (Oct. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243143-1) by Mercer Mayer; and Pete the Cat and the Lost Tooth by James Dean (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.99,

ISBN 978-0-06-267519-4), ages 4–8. Paddington stars in Paddington Storybook Collection: 6 Classic Stories by Michael Bond, illus. by R.W. Alley (Oct. 3, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-0-06-266850-9), ages 4–8; and Paddington Goes to Town (Aug. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-231228-0) and Paddington on Top (Jan. 2, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-231234-1) by Bond, illus. by Peggy Fortnum; and Bond’s Paddington’s Finest Hour, illus. by Fortnum and Alley (Dec. 12, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-266972-8), ages 8–12.

Pete the Cat stars in The Pete the Cat Treasury: Pete the Cat’s Groovy Guide to Life; Robo-Pete; Go, Pete, Go!; Construction Destruction; Five Little Ducks; Pete the Cat and the New Guy by James Dean (Dec. 5, hardcover, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-06-274036-6), ages 4–8. Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures forges on with On a Mission for Her Majesty by Jeff Brown, illus. by Macky Pamintuan (Nov. 28, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236607-8), ages 6–10. Frazzled continues with Ordinary Mishaps and Inevitable Catastrophes by Booki Vivat (Sept. 26, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239881-9), ages 8–12. Going Wild offers Predator vs. Prey by Lisa McMann (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-233717-7), ages 8–12. Hamstersaurus Rex is back in Hamstersaurus Rex Gets Crushed by Tom O’Donnell, illus. by Tim Miller (Jan. 2, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-237758-6), ages 8–12. Hero issues Rescue Mission by Jennifer Li Shotz (Oct. 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256047-6), ages 8–12. And joining Keepers is The Portal and the Veil by Ted Sanders (Sept. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-227588-2), ages 8–12.

A Kids’ Guide to the American Revolution by Kathleen Krull, illus. by Anna DiVito, is a new Kids’ Guide to American History (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-238110-1), ages 8–12. King of the Bench plays on with Control Freak by Steve Moore (Sept. 12, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-06-220332-8), ages 8–12. Ridley Pearson’s Lock and Key continues with The Downward Spiral (Oct. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239904-5), ages 8–12. Mice of the Round Table releases Voyage to Avalon by Julie Leung, illus. by Lindsey Carr (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-240402-2), ages 8–12. Ryan Quinn returns in Ryan Quinn and the Lion’s Claw by Ron McGee, illus. by Chris Samnee (Oct. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-242169-2), ages 8–12. And Soman Chainani’s School for Good and Evil enrolls Quests for Glory (Sept. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265847-0), ages 8–12.

Stick Cat returns in Two Catch a Thief by Tom Watson (Oct. 3, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241104-4); and Watson’s Stick Dog is back in Stick Dog Crashes a Party (Jan. 2, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241096-2), ages 8–12. Red Moon Rising by Erin Hunter, illus. by Laszlo Kubinyi and Julia Green (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-234345-1), joins Survivors: The Gathering Darkness, ages 8–12. Tigerheart’s Shadow by Hunter, illus. by James L. Barry (Sept. 5, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-246772-0), is a new Warriors Super Edition, ages 8–12. Hunter’s Warriors: A Vision of Shadows gains Darkest Night (Nov. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-238649-6), ages 8–12. Thousandth Floor rises to The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee (Aug. 29, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241862-3), ages 13–up. And Lauren Oliver’s Replica moves on with Ringer (Oct. 3, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239419-4), ages 14–up.


Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad by Ann Petry (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269130-9). Kadir Nelson contributes a new cover to this biography with new material. Ages 8–12.

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Alabama Spitfire: The Story of Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird by Bethany Hegedus (Jan. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-245670-0) spotlights the Alabama girl who grew up to write this classic. Ages 4–8.

Blue vs. Yellow by Tom Sullivan (Oct. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-245295-5) highlights the battle for the title of the best color of all. Ages 4–8.

Confiscated! by Suzanne Kaufman (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241086-3). Their mother confiscates two squabbling dinosaurs’ toys in this tale of sibling conflict and cooperation. Ages 4–8.

The Digger and the Flower by Joseph Kuefler (Jan. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-242433-4) recounts the results of a big machine’s discovery of a flower growing in the rubble. Ages 4–8.

Fox and the Bike Ride by Corey R. Tabor (Oct. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239875-8). The hero of Fox and the Jumping Contest embarks on a biking adventure. Ages 4–8.

Free as a Bird: The Story of Malala by Lina Maslo (Jan. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256077-3) profiles human rights activist Malala Yousafzai. Ages 4–8.

I Love You Like a Pig by Mac Barnett, illus. by Greg Pizzoli (Sept. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-235483-9), celebrates the many ways we love one another. Ages 4–8.

Little Penguin and the Lollipop by Tadgh Bentley (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256078-0). This friendship tale is a follow-up to Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups. Ages 4–8.

Lola’s Rules for Friendship by Jenna McCarthy, illus. by Sara Palacios (Nov. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-225018-6). In this companion to Lola Knows a Lot, can Lola make friends after a family move? Ages 4–8.

Love, Triangle by Marcie Colleen, illus. by Bob Shea (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241084-9). Best friends Square and Circle must redefine their friendship when Triangle comes into the picture. Ages 4–8.

Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen by Deborah Hopkinson, illus. by Qin Leng (Jan. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-237330-4), is a picture-book biography of the author. Ages 4–8.

The United States v. Jackie Robinson by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, illus. by R. Gregory Christie (Jan. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-228784-7), tells of Robinson’s courtmartial after refusing to move to the back of a supposedly integrated Army bus in 1944. Ages 4–8.

Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero by Patricia McCormick, illus. by Iacopo Bruno (Sept. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229259-9), centers on a brave mare, adopted by U.S. Marines in the Korean War, which held military rank and won two Purple Hearts. Ages 6–10.

Things That Surprise You by Jennifer Maschari (Aug. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243892-8). As Emily navigates middle school, her sister combats an eating disorder that affects the entire family. Ages 8–12.

The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid by Colin Meloy, illus. by Carson Ellis (Oct. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-234245-4). Living in France with his American diplomat father, Charlie falls in with a band of pickpockets and is pulled into a dangerous adventure with international stakes. Ages 8–12.

The Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis (Jan. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265900-2). In this novel based on the author’s childhood, an immigrant Greek boy comes to terms with his sexuality. Ages 13–up.

The Authentics by Abdi Nazemian (Aug. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-248646-2). An Iranian-American teen is launched on a journey of self-discovery when she learns she was adopted. Ages 13–up.

Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett (Sept. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-246338-8). In this duology launch, a mountain-climbing guide must ascend the most dangerous peak in her world. Ages 13–up.

The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano (Oct. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-249128-2). This duology debut introduces a princess who is cursed to turn any living thing she touches into gemstone. Ages 13–up.

Top Ten by Katie Cotugno (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241830-2). Two unlikely friends—an introverted girl and an outgoing boy—make a list of the top 10 moments of their friendship. Ages 13–up.

Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga (Nov. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-232470-2). A teen learns about her past on a road trip with the famous rock-star father she never knew. Ages 14–up.

Like Water by Rebecca Podos (Oct. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-237337-3) offers a novel of identity, first love, and the ways in which the deepest parts of us are hidden, even from ourselves. Ages 14–up.


I Can Read, Level 1 presents Louise Loves Bake Sales by Kelly Light (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236366-4), ages 4–8. Creature Keepers wraps up with Creature Keepers and the Perilous Pyro-Paws by Peter Nelson, illus. by Rohitash Rao (Dec. 19, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-223650-0), ages 8–12. And The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place concludes with The Long-Lost Home by Maryrose Wood, illus. by Eliza Wheeler (Dec. 19, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-211044-2), ages 8–12.


Losing Brave by Bailee Madison and Stefne Miller (Jan. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76054-2) centers on a teen desperate to uncover the mystery of her twin sister’s disappearance. Ages 13–up.

Solo by Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76183-9). In this novel in verse, a teen who wants to understand his past and begin his future travels to Ghana. Ages 13–up.

The Thing with Feathers by McCall Hoyle (Sept. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-310-75851-8). A formerly homeschooled teen navigates classes, cliques, and crushes while keeping her epilepsy a secret. Ages 13–up.


Amy the Red Panda Is Writing the Best Story in the World by Colleen A.F. Venable, illus. by Ruth Chan (Nov. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-233848-8). In this companion to Mervin the Sloth Is About to Do the Best Thing in the World, animals play a guessing game about the best story ever. Ages 4–8.

A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars by Seth Fishman, illus. by Isabel Greenberg (Sept. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-245578-9), illuminates some of the biggest numbers in the universe, including 100 billion trillion stars in space and 37 billion rabbits on earth. Ages 4–8.

In the Middle of Fall by Kevin Henkes, illus. by Laura Dronzek (Sept. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-257311-7), explores the sounds, sights, smells, and textures of autumn. Ages 4–8.

Little i by Michael Hall (Sept. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-238300-6). When Little i’s dot rolls off a cliff and into the sea, he sets out to rescue it. Ages 4–8.

The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse by Nicholas Gannon (Nov. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-232097-1). In this sequel to The Doldrums, Archer wants to save his explorer grandparents’ reputation. Ages 8–12.

Streetcar to Justice: Elizabeth Jennings Graham and the Civil Rights Case That Shook New York by Amy Hill Hearth (Jan. 2, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267360-2) tells of this African-American woman whose victory over a streetcar operator led to desegregating Manhattan public transportation. Ages 8–12.

Blight by Alexandra Duncan (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239699-0). When a catastrophic disease tears through her home, a girl searches for an antidote. Ages 13–up.

The Dark Assassin by Joseph Delaney (Sept. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-233459-6) concludes the trilogy that began with A New Darkness. Ages 13–up.

Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George (Sept. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256092-6). Six teens’ lives intertwine during a summer of romantic misunderstandings in this retelling of Much Ado About Nothing. Ages 13–up.

Calling My Name by Liara Tamani (Oct. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265686-5). On her journey from middle to high school, a girl battles family expectations and discovers a sense of self. Ages 14–up.

Gamescape: Underworld by Emma Trevayne (Oct. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-240879-2). A deadly virtual reality game has a new setting—Earth—in this prequel to Gamescape: Overworld. Ages 14–up.

Nothing by Annie Barrows (Sept. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-266823-3). In Barrows’s YA debut, two best friends discover that their normal lives might not be as boring as they thought. Ages 14–up.

Uncanny by David Macinnis Gill (Sept. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229016-8). A teen who can stop time witnesses an ancient evil infiltrating her neighborhood and hunting her friends and family. Ages 14–up.


I Can Read, Level 1 welcomes Amelia Bedelia on the Move by Herman Parish, illus. by Lynne Avril (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265886-9); and I Can Read Level 2 adds Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish, illus. by Fritz Siebel (Sept. 5, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-257279-0), ages 4–8. A Riddle in Ruby concludes with The Great Unravel by Kent Davis (Nov. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236840-9), ages 8–12. And Into the Bright Unknown by Rae Carson (Oct. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-224297-6) wraps up the Gold Seer Trilogy, ages 13–up.


Beat Bugs star in Rain by Anne Lamb (Sept. 5, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-06-264073-4), ages up to 4; and Honey Pie by Cari Meister (Jan. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-06-264064-2) and Magical Mystery Tour by Lamb (Sept. 5, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-06-264062-8), ages 4–8. Biscuit is back in A Biscuit Collection: 3 Woof-tastic Tales (Oct. 17, board book, $11.99, ISBN 978-0-06-274135-6), ages up to 4; and Biscuit’s Pet & Play Farm Animals: A Touch & Feel Book (Jan. 23, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-06-249052-0) by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Pat Schories, ages up to 4. New Pete the Cat titles by James Dean are Meet Pete (Oct. 3, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267517-0) and Pete the Kitty: I Love Pete the Kitty (Dec. 19, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243581-1), ages up to 4; and Pete the Cat Take-Along Storybook Set: (Sept. 26, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-0-06-240447-3), ages 4–8.

The Berenstain Bears return in We Love the Library by Mike Berenstain (Oct. 3, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-06-235036-7), ages 4–8. Fancy Nancy sparkles in Fancy Nancy and the Dazzling Jewels by Jane O’Connor, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser (Oct. 17, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-06-237793-7), ages 4–8. Syd Hoff’s Danny and the Dinosaur picks up A Very Dino Christmas (Sept. 19, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241046-7) and Eggs, Eggs, Eggs! (Jan. 23, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241051-1), ages 4–8. And Storm Surge by Donald Lemke, illus. by Patrick Spaziante (Oct. 3, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236079-3), is a new Justice League Classic, ages 4–8.


The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand (Oct. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-231850-3). In this reimagining of A Christmas Carol, Holly has a miserable afterlife after ignoring ghosts’ warnings. Ages 13–up.

American Heart by Laura Moriarty (Jan. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269410-2). A Missouri teen meets a fugitive who challenges her assumptions about Muslim women and what patriotism means. Ages 13–up.

Among the Red Stars by Gwen C. Katz (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-264274-5). When WWII erupts, a Russian girl joins an all-female bomber regiment—but how much is she willing to risk? Ages 13–up.

The Art of Feeling by Laura Tims (Aug. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-231735-3) tells of the friendship between a girl who is in constant pain and a loner boy unable to feel pain at all. Ages 13–up.

The Broken World by Lindsey Klingele (Aug. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-238036-4). This sequel to The Marked Girl continues the adventures of three royals and a foster girl. Ages 13–up.

Dare Mighty Things by Heather Kaczynski (Oct. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-247986-0). In this duology debut, a girl competes for a spot on a mysterious mission to the outer reaches of space. Ages 13–up.

Eight Days on Planet Earth by Cat Jordan (Nov. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-257173-1). A girl who appears in the field next to Matty’s farm says she’s waiting for her spaceship to return to get her. Ages 13–up.

Everless by Sara Holland (Jan. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265365-9). In this launch title of a fantasy duology, time is a prison—and one girl holds the key. Ages 13–up.

Far from the Tree by Robin Benway (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-233062-8). Siblings who have been adopted by different families find each other at just the right moment. Ages 13–up.

Good and Gone by Megan Frazer Blakemore (Nov. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-234842-5). On a road trip with her brother and a neighbor, a teen grapples with what her former boyfriend did to her. Ages 13–up.

The Grave Keepers by Elizabeth Byrne (Sept. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-248475-8). Two sisters deal with the world outside their insular family in this novel set in a society obsessed with grave-keeping. Ages 13–up.

Here, There, Everywhere by Julia Durango and Tyler Terrones (Dec. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-231403-1). Zeus is having an awful summer until he falls in love with a girl—who might leave town. Ages 13–up.

How to Disappear by Sharon Huss Roat (Aug. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229175-2). When trouble strikes one of her followers, a teen who has invented an identity online finds the courage to stop living vicariously. Ages 13–up.

Iskari: The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256798-7) launches a fantasy trilogy about a girl who hunts the dragon that destroyed her town. Ages 13–up.

Kat and Meg Conquer the World by Anna Priemaza (Nov. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256080-3). Dissimilar girls collaborate on a project in this tale of friendship, mental health, and video games. Ages 13–up.

Shadow Girl by Liana Liu (Dec. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-230667-8). Tutoring a wealthy girl for the summer, Mei becomes an unwitting participant in the strange fate of her family dynasty. Ages 13–up.

The Closest I’ve Come by Fred Aceves (Nov. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-248853-4). A Puerto Rican boy in Tampa realizes his self-worth when he joins a special school program and makes new friends. Ages 14–up.

Dress Codes for Small Towns by Courtney Stevens (Aug. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239851-2). A preacher’s tomboy daughter struggles with others’ expectations of her—and with her sexuality. Ages 14–up.

Madness by Zac Brewer (Sept. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-245785-1). Brooke is planning on making a second suicide attempt, until she meets a boy who’s going through a similar experience. Ages 14–up.

Neighborhood Girls by Jessie Ann Foley (Sept. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-257185-4). The daughter of a fallen cop encounters betrayals, broken friendships, and new-found faith. Ages 14–up.

Now Is Everything by Amy Giles (Nov. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-249573-0) reveals what a girl with an abusive father is willing to do to protect her past, present, and future. Ages 14–up.

Release by Patrick Ness (Sept. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-240319-3) is a novel about a teen grappling with his sexuality and complicated relationships—and the one day that upends his world. Ages 14–up.

The Secret History of Us by Jessi Kirby (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229946-8). A girl must piece her life together after losing her memory in a near-fatal accident. Ages 14–up.

These Things I’ve Done by Rebecca Phillips (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-257090-1). A year after she accidentally caused her best friend’s death, Dara is still struggling with the consequences. Ages 14–up.

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera (Sept. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-245779-0). Knowing this is the day they will die, Rufus and Mateo devise a plan to live their last hours to the fullest. Ages 14–up.

Three Sides of a Heart: Stories About Love Triangles by Natalie C. Parker (Dec. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-242447-1) compiles 16 stories by YA authors. Ages 14–up.

You Don’t Know Me But I Know You by Rebecca Barrow (Aug. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-249419-1). A teen deals with an unexpected pregnancy while grappling with the widening gap between her and her best friend. Ages 14–up.


Joyride by Patrick Ness and Guy Adams (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-266620-8) is a tie-in to the BBC’s Dr. Who spinoff, Class, ages 13–up. Queen of Hearts concludes with War of the Cards by Colleen Oakes (Nov. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-240979-9), ages 13–up. The Mind Virus by Donna Freitas (Dec. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-211866-0) wraps up Unplugged, ages 13–up. And Kendare Blake’s Three Dark Crowns offers One Dark Throne (Sept. 19, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-238546-8), ages 14–up.


I Love Cats! by Sue Stainton, illus. by Bob Staake (Dec. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243882-9). Cat neighbors in a city apartment building star in this follow-up to I Love Dogs! Ages 4–8.

11 Before 12 by Lisa Greenwald (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241174-7). In this duology debut, best friends start middle school with a bucket list of 11 things they need to do to before turning 12. Ages 8–12.

The 12 Dares of Christa by Marissa Burt (Sept. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241618-6). Reeling from her parents’ divorce, Christa spends a holiday on a scavenger hunt that takes her all over Europe. Ages 8–12.

Alan Cole Is Not a Coward by Eric Bell (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256702-4). In this coming-of-age and coming-out story, Alan navigates family and middle-school life. Ages 8–12.

The Lost Frost Girl by Amy Wilson (Nov. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267148-6). A girl discovers that she is really Jack Frost’s daughter, and has winter powers of her very own. Ages 8–12.

The Lost Rainforest: Mez’s Magic by Eliot Schrefer (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-249107-7). Animal friends unite to unravel an ancient mystery and save their rainforest home. Ages 8–12.

Mr. Gedrick and Me by Patrick Carman (Nov. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-242160-9). Magical Mr. Gedrick is the new “nanny” who arrives to save a family in this spin on the Mary Poppins tale. Ages 8–12.

TBH, This Is So Awkward by Lisa Greenwald (Jan. 2, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-268990-0). Told entirely in texts, this launches a duology about the stresses of middle school and the texting culture. Ages 8–12.

Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic (Oct. 3, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-240236-3) debuts a series about a teen with a secret gift in a world where past, present, and future coexist. Ages 8–12.

The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor (Jan. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-249143-5). Bullied Mason is suspected of having done something to cause his best friend’s death. Ages 8–12.

Wedgie & Gizmo by Suzanne Selfors, illus. by Barbara Fisinger (Aug. 22, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-244763-0), debuts a trilogy about the growing pains of blended families and the secret rivalry of pets. Ages 8–12.

A Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia A. Cole (Jan. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-264421-3). Octavia learns the secrets behind the history she’s been taught, the science she’s lived by, and her family. Ages 13–up.

Fallen Isles: Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows (Sept. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-246940-3). In this series launch, an imprisoned teen has a dangerous secret that might be her only hope of escape. Ages 13–up.

Love and Other Train Wrecks by Leah Konen (Jan. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-240250-9). Two teens meet—and change their minds about love—on a train ride during a snowstorm. Ages 13–up.

Before Now by Norah Olson (Dec. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-234707-7). In this novel told with a reverse timeline, a couple runs headlong into tragedy while trying to escape their complex pasts. Ages 14–up.

The Memory Trees by Kali Wallace (Oct. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236623-8) tells of a mysterious family legacy, an old feud, and a loss that resurfaces when a teen visits her mother’s family orchard. Ages 14–up.

Monster by Michael Grant (Oct. 17, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-246784-3) debuts a follow-up series to Grant’s Gone series. Ages 14–up.

This Darkness Mine by Mindy McGinnis (Oct. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256159-6). A split-personality love triangle begins to fracture the life that overachiever Sasha has meticulously built. Ages 14–up.

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson (Jan. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-233805-1) opens a series about a young detective at a boarding school who finds herself entangled in a murder mystery. Ages 14–up.

Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Popovic (Aug. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243683-2) debuts a fantasy duology about a wicked bargain that binds the fates of twin sisters to a force larger than life. Ages 14–up.


Burning Glass continues with Crystal Blade by Kathryn Purdie (Aug. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241239-3), ages 14–up. And Front Lines concludes with Purple Hearts by Michael Grant (Jan. 30, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-234221-8), ages 14–up.

HarperCollins/Walden Pond

Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-249846-5) launches a series about a Mexican-American family of bakers. Ages 8–12.


Chronicles of the Black Tulip concludes with The Sea of the Dead by Barry Wolverton (Dec. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-222196-4), ages 8–12.

Head of Zeus


Orion Chronicles adds Nephilim by John Barrowman and Carole Barrowman (Nov. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-78185-643-7), ages 12–up.


Explore the Wild Coast with Sam and Crystal by Gloria Snively, illus. by Karen Gilmore (Sept. 1, hardcover, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-77203-167-6). Siblings travel by boat along the Pacific coastline. Ages 8–11.

Birding for Kids: A Guide to Finding, Identifying, and Photographing Birds in Your Area by Damon Calderwood and Donald Waite (Sept. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-77203-197-3) shows how to observe birds in their natural habitat. Ages 8–12.

Heritage/Wandering Fox

Up in Arms by Amanda Spottiswoode, illus. by Molly March (Oct. 15, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-77203-202-4). The British siblings from The Silver Lining return to North America during WWII. Ages 9–12.

Heyday Kids

Discovering Nature’s Hidden Alphabet by Krystina Castella and Brian Boyl (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-1-59714-358-5). This photographic ABC book hides letters in locales around the world. Ages 4–8.

History Press

Who Made England? The Saxon-Viking Race to Create a Country by Chip Colquhoun, illus. by Dave Hingley (Sept. 1, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7509-8242-9), is an introduction to England’s history. Ages 7–11.

Holiday House

A Child’s Christmas in Wales: Gift Edition by Dylan Thomas, illus. by Trina Schart Hyman (Oct. 17, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3870-9). The Caldecott Medalist’s illustrations for this holiday poem. All ages.

The 12 Days of Christmas by Jane Cabrera (Oct. 17, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3783-2). Animals star in this board-book adaptation of the carol. Ages up to 3.

Tool Book by Gail Gibbons (Aug. 15, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3872-3) spotlights various tools and what they do. Ages up to 3.

Wake Up, Tug! by Michael Garland (Sept. 5, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3785-6) follows a day in the life of a New York City tugboat. Ages up to 3.

Rock-a-bye Baby by Jane Cabrera (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3753-5). Woodland animals rock their babies to sleep. Ages 2–5.

No Honking Allowed! by Stephanie Calmenson, illus. by AntonGionata Ferrari (Aug. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3672-9). A dinosaur likes to honk his car horn in this tale about self-regulation. Ages 3–7.

No Kimchi for Me! by Aram Kim (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3762-7). A kitten learns to love a traditional treat in this story celebrating family, food, and Korean-American culture. Ages 3–7.

Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransome, illus. by James E. Ransome (Nov. 7, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-2047-6), is a picture-book biography of Harriet Tubman, written in verse. Ages 4–7.

Hello Autumn! by Shelley Rotner (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3869-3). Photos illustrate this companion to Hello Spring! Ages 4–7.

Masterpiece Mix by Roxie Munro (Aug. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3699-6). In this introduction to art history, 37 masterpieces inspire an artist contemplating her next painting. Ages 4–7.

Sheep Won’t Sleep: Counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s by Judy Cox, illus. by Nina Cuneo (Aug. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3701-6). Sheep introduce counting by twos, fives, and 10s and subtracting by 10s. Ages 4–7.

Snickerdoodle Takes the Cake by Ethan Long (Oct. 17, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3784-9). A cake labeled “Do Not Touch” tests a chinchilla’s willpower in this tale of family life and foibles. Ages 4–7.

Magic for Sale by Carrie Clickard, illus. by John Shelley (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3559-3). A boy tries to find the rumored ghost in an enchanted magic shop. Ages 4–8.

Money Math: Addition and Subtraction by David A. Adler, illus. by Edward Miller (Aug. 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3698-9). Cartoon likenesses of U.S. presidents featured on money guide readers through this introduction to currency values and adding and subtracting money. Ages 5–8.

Bobby Lee Claremont and the Criminal Element by Jeannie Mobley (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3781-8). In this murder mystery set during the Jazz Age, a boy looks for adventure in Chicago’s mob world. Ages 8–12.

Little Bits of Sky by S.E. Durrant, illus. by Katie Harnett (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3839-6). Two siblings raised in the foster system hope for a permanent home in this tale of love and family. Ages 8–12.

Dark Divide by Sonja Stone (Nov. 7, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3836-5). Adventure continues at a covert CIA training school in this sequel to Desert Dark. Ages 12–up.

Spliced by Jon McGoran (Sept. 5, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3855-6). In a near-future society, a girl and her friend, who has spliced animal genes into his own, fight for survival. Ages 14–up.


I Like to Read gains I Can Run by Murray Head (Aug. 15, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3831-0), I Like the Farm by Shelley Rotner (Aug. 15, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3833-4), I See a Cat by Paul Meisel (Sept. 5, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3680-4), and Pizza Mouse by Michael Garland (Sept. 5, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3761-0), ages 4–8. And introducing The Riot Brothers by Mary Amato, illus. by Ethan Long, are Snarf Attack, Underfoodle, and the Secret of Life (Sept. 5, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3865-5), Drooling and Dangerous (Sept. 5, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3866-2), Stinky and Successful (Oct. 17, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3867-9), and Take the Mummy and Run (Nov. 7, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3868-6), ages 6–10.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Happy Easter, Country Bunny by DuBose Heyward, illus. by Marjorie Flack (Jan. 9, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-328-68394-6). A bunny’s children take care of each other while she delivers Easter eggs. Ages up to 3.

Whoever You Are by Mem Fox, illus. by Leslie Staub (Oct. 31, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-328-89581-3), celebrates diversity and the fact that, inside, we are all the same. Ages up to 3.

Accident! by Andrea Tsurumi (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-94480-0). When a clumsy armadillo knocks over a pitcher, she sets off a chain of silly events. Ages 4–7.

Big Machines: The Story of Virginia Lee Burton by Sherri Duskey Rinker, illus. by John Rocco (Sept. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-71557-8), pays homage to this children’s book creator. Ages 4–7.

Bobo and the New Baby by Rebecca Minhsuan Huang (Jan. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-71358-1). A pampered pup must find his place in the pack when a new baby arrives. Ages 4–7.

Great Big Things by Kate Hoefler, illus. by Noah Klocek (Oct. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-77477-3). A heroic mouse embarks on an arduous journey to bring another mouse the smallest gift. Ages 4–7.

Hooray for Books! by Brian Won (Sept. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-74802-6). This companion to Hooray for Hat! and Hooray for Today! celebrates sharing stories with friends. Ages 4–7.

Molly and Mae: A Friendship Journey by Danny Parker, illus. by Freya Blackwood (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-328-71543-2). On a train trip, two girls experience the highs and lows of friendship. Ages 4–7.

Perrazo y Perrito se equivocan/Big Dog and Little Dog Making a Mistake by Dav Pilkey (Nov. 7, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-328-70262-3). In this bilingal tale, mistaken identity has stinky results. Ages 4–7.

Red Again by Barbara Lehman (Nov. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-81859-0). When a boy discovers an abandoned book on the side of the road, it opens a window to another world as real as his own. Ages 4–7.

Who Am I? An Animal Guessing Game by Robin Page and Steve Jenkins (Nov. 14, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-544-93539-6) offers clues so readers can guess what creature will be revealed next. Ages 4–7.

Winter Dance by Marion Dane Bauer, illus. by Richard Jones (Nov. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-31334-7). In this homage to the natural world, a fox meets a friend who helps him celebrate the snowfall. Ages 4–7.

A World of Cookies for Santa: Follow Santa’s Tasty Trip Around the World by M.E. Furman, illus. by Susan Gal (Oct. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-22620-3), reveals traditions and treats that await Santa around the globe. Ages 4–7.

Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson, illus. by Frank Morrison (Jan. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-70452-7), focuses on the Children’s Crusade of 1963, when African-American children and teens marched in Birmingham, Ala., to end segregation. Ages 6–9.

One Fun Day with Lewis Carroll: A Celebration of Wordplay and a Girl Named Alice by Kathleen Krull, illus. by Júlia Sardà (Jan. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-34823-3), shares the story behind the creation of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Ages 6–9.

Monster Nanny by Tuutikki Tolonen, trans. by Annira Silver, illus. by Pasi Pitkanen (Nov. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-94354-4). Siblings discover that, like them, neighborhood kids have been left with monster nannies. Ages 7–10.

Sled Dog School by Terry Lynn Johnson (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-87331-5). Struggling in school, Matt sets up a business to save his failing math grade. Ages 7–10.

Unstoppable: True Stories of Amazing Bionic Animals by Nancy Furstinger (Oct. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-87966-9) examines prosthetic science and how technology is improving the lives of animals. Ages 7–10.

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Glaser (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-87639-2). Five siblings will do whatever it takes to stay in their beloved Harlem brownstone. Ages 7–10.

Confessions from the Principal’s Kid by Robin Mellom (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-81379-3). The principal’s fifth-grade daughter struggles to make new friends and stay true to her old ones. Ages 10–12.

Life Hacks for Kids by Sunny Keller (Oct. 10, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-328-74213-1). Photos illustrate this collection of 35 “hacks” from the YouTube show of the same title. Ages 10–12.

Lily’s Mountain by Hannah Moderow (Nov. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-97800-3). After learning that her father has fallen into a crevasse while climbing Denali, Lily sets out to rescue him. Ages 10–12.

March Forward, Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine by Melba Pattillo Beals (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-328-88212-7). This civil rights activist presents a memoir of growing up in the Jim Crow South. Ages 10–12.

Older Than Dirt: A Wild but True History of Earth by Don Brown and Michael Perfit (Sept. 5, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-544-80503-3). A groundhog guides readers on a tour of the planet’s natural history and describes the different stages of Earth’s evolution. Ages 10–12.

A Sky Full of Stars by Linda Williams Jackson (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-80065-6). In 1955 Mississippi, an African-American girl tries to understand her place in the civil rights movement. Ages 10–12.

Tentacle and Wing by Sarah Porter (Oct. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-328-70733-8) focuses on a group of kids born with animal DNA who are outcast from society and quarantined at a mysterious school. Ages 10–12.

Tru & Nelle: A Christmas Tale by G. Neri (Nov. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-328-68598-8). Inspired by the bond between Truman Capote and Nelle Harper Lee, this is a tale of friendship, race, and family. Ages 10–12.

The Van Gogh Deception by Deron R. Hicks (Aug. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-75927-5). A boy discovered in the National Gallery with no recollection of his identity unravels that mystery. Ages 10–12.

The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily by Laura Creedle (Dec. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-93205-0). A girl with ADHD and a boy living with Asperger’s are connected by a mutual affinity for ancient love letters. Ages 12–up.

Game Change by Joseph Monninger (Sept. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-53122-2). All eyes are on Zeb when he fills in for the injured starting quarterback on his school’s undefeated football team. Ages 14–up.

The Hanging Girl by Eileen Cook (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-82982-4). A teen who gives fake tarot card readings is pulled into a dangerous situation while helping police solve a kidnapping. Ages 14–up.

I Never by Laura Hopper (Nov. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-66378-8). Janey’s priorities shift when she learns that her seemingly happy parents are getting divorced. Ages 14–up.

Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet by Jennifer L. Armentrout et al. (Jan. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-75987-0) compiles “when-they-first-met” stories by YA authors. Ages 14–up.

Retribution Rails by Erin Bowman (Nov. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-91888-7). In this companion to Vengeance Road, an outlaw and an aspiring journalist learn they can’t outrun their past demons. Ages 14–up.

Sparks of Light by Janet B. Taylor (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-60957-0). Hope travels back in time to the Gilded Age of 1895 New York City in this sequel to Into the Dim. Ages 14–up.


H.A. Rey’s Curious George stars in Good Night, Curious George: Padded Board Book (Dec. 26, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-328-79591-5), Curious George Makes Pancakes: Lap Board Book (Jan. 2, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-328-76461-4), and Curious George’s Day at the Farm: Tabbed Lift-the-Flap Book (Sept. 5, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-544-98874-3); ages up to 3; and Curious George Harvest Hoedown (Sept. 5, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-328-69596-3), Curious George Makes a Valentine (Dec. 26, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-328-69557-4), and Get Well, Curious George (Oct. 17, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-544-97750-1), ages 4–7. The Giggle Gang stars in My Friends Make Me Happy! (Jan. 16, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-544-96655-0) and My Toothbrush Is Missing! (Jan. 16, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-544-96635-2) by Jan Thomas, ages 4–7. New Green Light Readers Level 1 are Meet Woof and Quack (Oct. 10, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-544-95951-4) and Woof and Quack in Winter (Oct. 10, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-544-95949-1) by Jamie Swenson, illus. by Ryan Sias Winter, ages 4–7. And Just Like Us! welcomes Ants (Oct. 3, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-544-57043-6) and Birds (Oct. 3, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-544-57044-3) by Bridget Heos, illus. by David Clark, ages 4–7.

The Super-Duper Duo saves the day in A Beary Merry Christmas (Sept. 12, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-328-76678-6) and Easter Eggscapade (Jan. 9, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-328-76679-3) by Henri Meunier, illus. by Nathalie Choux, ages 4–7. Joining Extreme Animals are Deadliest! 20 Dangerous Animals (Oct. 10, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-544-93808-3) and Trickiest! 19 Sneaky Animals (Oct. 10, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-544-93716-1) by Steve Jenkins, ages 6–9. Avalanche! by Terry Lynn Johnson, illus. by Jani Orban (Jan. 2, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-544-97039-7), joins Survivor Diaries, ages 7–10. Scientists in the Field adds Impact! Asteroids and the Science of Saving the World by Elizabeth Rusch, photos by Karin Anderson (Nov. 14, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-544-67159-1); and Life on Surtsey, Iceland’s Upstart Island by Loree Griffin Burns (Nov. 14, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-544-68723-3), ages 10–12. And Ever the Brave by Erin Summerill (Dec. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-66446-3) is a new A Clash of Kingdoms novel, ages 12–up.


The Great Puppy Invasion by Alastair Heim, illus. by Kim Smith (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-99917-6). What happens when hundreds of puppies invade a town where no one’s ever seen a dog? Ages 4–7.

Imagine by John Lennon, illus. by Jean Jullien (Sept. 21, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-328-80865-3). This book illustrating this peace-themed song’s lyrics is published in partnership with Amnesty International. Ages 4–7.

Mouseling’s Words by Shutta Crum, illus. by Ryan O’Rourke (Dec. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-30216-7). A mouse ventures out of the family nest to find a great adventure and gift: reading. Ages 4–7.

Natalie’s Hair Was Wild! by Laura Freeman (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-328-66195-1). Friendly animals move into a girl’s wild tresses. Ages 4–7.

The New LiBearian by Alison Donald, illus. by Alex Willmore (Jan. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-97365-7). At story time, children are tickled to find a bear sitting at the librarian’s desk. Ages 4–7.

The Pickwicks’ Picnic: A Counting Adventure by Carol Brendler, illus. by Renée Kurilla (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-83958-8). Cooperation turns a traffic jam into an opportunity for fun in this counting book starring canine siblings. Ages 4–7.

Pigeon P.I. by Meg McLaren (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-328-71561-6). A pigeon private investigator captures a birdnapper with the help of his feathered friends. Ages 4–7.

Zelda’s Big Adventure by Marie Alafaci, illus. by Shane McG (Sept. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-328-66081-7). This twist on “The Little Red Hen” features a plucky chicken determined to fulfill her dream. Ages 4–7.

Ghosts of Greenglass House by Kate Milford (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-99146-0). Milo searches for a mysterious map and a smuggler’s lost haul in this sequel to Greenglass House. Ages 10–12.

Longburrow: Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood, illus. by David Wyatt (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-328-69582-6), launches a fantasy series starring three rabbit siblings who prove that anyone can achieve greatness. Ages 10–12.

The Book of Lies by Teri Terry (Oct. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-90048-6). Twin girls meet for the first time at their mother’s funeral in this novel of family secrets, mistaken identity, and romance. Ages 12–up.

A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 by Claire Hartfield (Jan. 2, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-544-78513-7) recounts a day at the beach that precipitated a full-blown race riot in Chicago. Ages 12–up.

Venturess by Betsy Cornwell (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-31927-1). A young inventor and her friends cross the ocean to the world of Faerie, where they join a rising rebellion. Ages 12–up.

Victoria: Portrait of a Queen by Catherine Reef (Nov. 7, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-544-71614-8) is a biography of Queen Victoria. Ages 12–up.

Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke (Jan. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-86785-7). A teen tries to remake her image and restore inner peace by posing as a college student in a reality show. Ages 14–up.


The Carver Chronicles welcomes The New Kid by Karen English, illus. by Laura Freeman (Dec. 5, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-328-70399-6), ages 6–9.


Fritter: The Super-powered Hush Puppy by Desirée Proctor and Erica Harrell, illus. by Justin Ridge (Sept. 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-59702-133-3). When a mad scientist’s experiment goes awry, a hush puppy springs to life to fight evildoers. Ages 3–8.

The Year of the Dog: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac by Oliver Chin, illus. by Miah Alcorn (Dec. 12, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-59702-136-4). An adventurous puppy celebrates the Chinese New Year. Ages 3–8.


The Asian Hall of Fame debuts with The Discovery of Ramen by Phil Amara and Oliver Chin, illus. by Juan Calle (Oct. 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-59702-134-0), ages 3–8.

Inhabit Media

Elisapee and Her Baby Seagull by Nancy Mike, illus. by Charlene Chua (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-166-9). A girl must say goodbye to a beloved seagull when it is ready to fly away. Ages 3–5.

Jon’s Tricky Journey: A Story for Inuit Children with Cancer and Their Families by Patricia McCarthy, illus. by Hwei Lim (Sept. 1, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-145-4). Tricks from doctors, nurses, and new friends help Jon find ways to cope with having cancer. Ages 3–5.

The Muskox and the Caribou by Nadia Mike (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-163-8). When lost Baby Muskox joins a caribou herd, he finds comfort there even though he knows he is different. Ages 3–5.

Families by Kerry McCluskey and Jesse Unaapik Mike, illus. by Lenny Lishchenko (Oct. 1, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-161-4). A boy learns that though families come in different shapes and sizes, love holds them together. Ages 5–7.

Una Huna: What Is This? by Susan Aglukark (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-160-7). A girl living in a camp in the North learns new things, but realizes the important things will never change. Ages 5–7.

The Gnawer of Rocks by Louise Flaherty, illus. by Jim Nelson (Oct. 1, hardcover, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-165-2). Based on an Inuit story, this graphic novel centers on a creature that haunts the Arctic. Ages 12–up.


Animals Illustrated introduces Bowhead Whale by Joanasie Karpik (Dec. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-162-1), ages 5–7.

Inner Traditions/Bear & Company

Arjuna: The Gentle Warrior by Vatsala Sperling, illus. by Nona Weltevrede and Pieter Weltevrede (Nov. 14, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-59143-203-6). This adaptation of the Indian epic, Mahabharata, reveals a young warrior’s inner conflict as he navigates loyalty, justice, and peace. Ages 2–12.


Semicolons, Cupcakes, and Cucumbers by Steve Newberry (Aug. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-943147-29-8). Four friends who think only about themselves learn the rewards of working together. Ages 5–10.


Amazing Scientists greets The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes: the Story of Dr. Patricia Bath (Sept. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-943147-31-1) and The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: the Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (Aug. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-943147-30-4) by Julia Finley Mosca, illus. by Daniel Rieley, ages 5–10. And new How to Survive titles by Kristen Foote, illus. by Erica Salcedo, are How to Survive as a Firefly (Aug. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-943147-32-8) and How to Survive as a Shark (Sept. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-943147-33-5), ages 5–10.

Insight Comics

M.F.K. by Nilah Magruder (Sept. 26, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-68383-004-7). A deaf girl with a mysterious power travels across a vast desert to scatter her mother’s ashes. Ages 12–up.


Beulah Land by Nancy Stewart (Nov. 16, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-945053-45-0). A teen triumphs over adversity both at home and in her rural Ozark community. Ages 14–up.

The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths & Magic by F.T. Lukens (Sept. 7, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-945053-24-5). A bisexual teen’s part-time office job plunges him into a world of pixies, werewolves, and unicorns. Ages 14–up.


Sidekick Squad adds Not Your Villian by C.B. Lee (Oct. 5, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-945053-25-2), ages 14–up.


The Old Mainer and the Sea by Jean Flahive, illus. by Mari Dieumegard (Oct. 24, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-944762-27-8). A fisherman loses his bearings in the fog in this tale of hope and deliverance. Ages 4–8.

The Door to January by Gillian French (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-944762-10-0). Mysteriously drawn back to her hometown, Natalie deals with bullies and goes back in time to right past wrongs. Ages 13–18.


Cooper and Packrat return in Mystery of the Bear Cub by Tamra Wight, illus. by Carl DiRocco (Oct. 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-944762-25-4), ages 8–12.

Laurence King


Magma for Laurence King gains An A–Z of Monsters and Magical Beings by Aidan Onn, illus. by Rob Hodgson (Aug. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-78627-067-2), ages 6–9.

Jessica Kingsley

Doorkins the Cathedral Cat by Lisa Gutwein, illus. by Rowan Ambrose (Aug. 21, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-78592-357-9). A feline offers a tour of England’s Southwark Cathedral. Ages up to 5.

I Don’t Like Reading by Lisabeth Clark (Aug. 21, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-78592-354-8). Harry and his family learn tips to overcome dyslexia, build confidence, and enjoy reading. Ages 5–11.

Sometimes Noise Is Big by Angela Coelho (Oct. 19, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-78592-373-9) explains the sensory world through the eyes of a child with autism. Ages 5–12.


New Therapeutic Parenting Books by Sarah Naish and Rosie Jefferies, illus. by Megan Evans, are Charley Chatty and the Disappearing Pennies: A Story About Lying and Stealing (Sept. 21, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-78592-303-6), Katie Careful and the Very Sad Smile: A Story About Anxious and Clingy Behavior (Sept. 21, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-78592-304-3), and Rosie Rudey and the Enormous Chocolate Mountain: A Story About Hunger, Overeating and Using Food for Comfort (Sept. 21, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-78592-302-9), ages 3–10.

Kane Miller

Scribble & Author by Miri Leshem-Pelly (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-575-8). Author guides Scribble through a story’s beginning, middle, and (maybe) end. Ages up to 3.

Paint Me a Picture by Emily Bannister, illus. by Holly Hatam (Sept. 1, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-548-2),compares emotions to color. Ages 2–6.

Story Path by Madalena Matoso (Sept. 1, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-604-5). Kids use their finger to select which characters, settings, and plots they want to follow. Ages 2–6.

Take Ted Instead by Cassandra Webb, illus. by Amanda Francey (Sept. 1, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-618-2). At bedtime, a boy suggests someone else for his parents to tuck in. Ages 2–6.
Tell Me a Story by Emily Bannister, illus. by Barbara Chotiner (Sept. 1, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-601-4), celebrates storytelling in all its forms and encourages kids to write stories of their own. Ages 2–6.

Counting Through the Day by Margaret Hamilton, illus. by Anna Pignataro (Sept. 1, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-558-1), is a counting companion to B Is for Bedtime. Ages 3–6.

Choose Your Own Journey by Susie Brooks, illus. by Tracy Cottingham (Sept. 1, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-537-6). In this adventure with die-cuts and gatefolds, kids follow vehicles with their fingers. Ages 3–7.

Love You Hoo by Rachel Bright (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-621-2). Big Owl reminds Little Owl of the unconditional love that binds them. Ages 3–7.

Pink Lion by Jane Porter (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-611-3). A pink lion leads an idyllic life with his flamingo family, until a pride of lions insists he belongs with them. Ages 3–7.

Pandamonia by Chris Owen, illus. by Chris Nixon (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-619-9), warns against waking a grumpy panda at the zoo. Ages 4–8.

The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth by Ellie Hattie, illus. by Karl James Mountford (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-592-5). A mammoth is on the loose at the museum. Ages 5–9.

Where’s the Ballerina? by Anna Claybourne, illus. by Abigail Goh (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-515-4). This showcase of 10 classic ballets includes search-and-find spreads. Ages 5–9.

Nibbles the Book Monster by Emma Yarlett (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-467-6). When Nibbles chomps his way through fairytales, the stories change. Ages 6–up.

Vet Academy by Steve Martin, illus. by Angela Keoghan (Sept. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-545-1), offers activities that relate to veterinarians’ work. Ages 7–up.


Billie’s Super-duper Adventures by Sally Rippin, illus. by Alisa Coburn, offers four titles, including Billie’s Animal Hospital Adventure (Sept. 1, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-607-6) and Billie’s Outer Space Adventure (Sept. 1, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-608-3), ages up to 3. Fast and Furry Racers wins The Silver Serpent Cup by Jonathan Emmett, illus. by Ed Eaves (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-544-4), ages 3–7. And Lily the Elf stars in four titles, including The Midnight Owl (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-529-1) and The Precious Ring (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-530-7), by Anna Branford, illus. by Lisa Coutts, ages 4–7.

Shine-a-Light adds The Garage by Carron Brown, illus. by Charlie Davis (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-598-7); and Brown’s In the City, illus. by Stef Murphy (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-599-4), ages 4–8. Ocean Animals (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-594-9) and Predators (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-595-6) are new Pocket Books, ages 6–up. Fizz makes his debut in four titles, including Fizz and the Police Dog Tryouts (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-612-0) and Fizz and the Dog Academy Rescue (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-613-7) by Lesley Gibbes, illus. by Stephen Michael King, ages 7–10.


Sukkot Is Coming! by Tracy Newman, illus. by Viviana Garofoli (Aug. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-0828-7),describes this Jewish fall harvest holiday. Ages 1–4.

The Best Sukkot Pumpkin Ever by Laya Steinberg, illus. by Colleen Madden (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-0863-8). Will Micah use his pumpkin as a decoration, or donate it to a soup kitchen? Ages 4–9.

The Cholent Brigade by Michael Herman, illus. by Sharon Harmer (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-0844-7). Marty’s friends make him Shabbat lunch after he hurts his back shoveling snow. Ages 4–9.

Drop by Drop: A Story of Rabbi Akiva by Jacqueline Jules, illus. by Yevgenia Nayberg (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-2090-6). A poor shepherd’s wife thinks he could become a great man of learning if he learns to read. Ages 4–9.

Engineer Arielle and the Israel Independence Day Surprise by Deborah Bodin Cohen, illus. by Yael Kimhi Orrelle (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-2094-4). On Israel’s Independence Day, train engineer Arielle works all day taking people to their holiday destinations. Ages 4–9.

Koala Challah by Laura Gehl, illus. by Maria Mola (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-2087-6). A koala wants to help her family prepare Shabbat dinner, but her challah keeps coming out wrong. Ages 4–9.

The Missing Letters: A Dreidel Story by Renee Londner, illlus. by Iryna Bodnaruk (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4677-8933-2). Three Hebrew letters are jealous of the fourth letter that belongs on a dreidel, so they hide it from the dreidel maker. Ages 4–9.

Moti the Mitzvah Mouse by Vivian Newman, illus. by Inga Knopp-Kilpert (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-2647-2). A busy mouse secretly does good deeds for his human family and his animal friends. Ages 4–9.

Rosie Saves the World by Debbie Herman, illus. by Tammie Lyon (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-2085-2). A girl determined to save the world learns that the greatest acts of “tikkun olam”—repairing the world—begin at home. Ages 4–9.

Way Too Many Latkes: A Hanukkah in Chelm by Linda Glaser, illus. by Aleksandar Zolotic (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-2092-0). When Faigel forgets to make Hanukkah latkes, the fooolish residents of Chelm try to help out. Ages 4–9.


Sammy Spider stars in Sammy Spider’s Hanukkah Colors by Sylvia Rouss, illus. by Katherine Kahn (Sept. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4677-5238-1), ages 1–4.

Kids Can

No Room for Baby! by Émile Jadoul (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-841-2). Leon the penguin worries that there isn’t room in his family for his new baby brother. Ages 2–5.

Captain Monty Takes the Plunge by Jennifer Mook-Sang, illus. by Liz Starin (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-626-5). A brave but stinky pirate faces his only fear to save his beloved mermaid. Ages 3–7.

Goodnight, Hockey Fans by Andrew Larsen, illus. by Jacqui Lee (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-105-5). Falling asleep while listening to a hockey game on the radio, a boy dreams he’s the game’s star. Ages 3–7.

Leap! by JonArno Lawson, illus. by Josée Bisaillon (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-678-4). This story poem leaps from one animal to another before returning to the beginning. Ages 3–7.

Middle Bear by Susanna Isern, illus. by Manon Gauthier (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-842-9). A bear who’s the middle child finds he’s the ideal size to perform an important task. Ages 3–7.

Shelter by Céline Claire, illus. by Qin Leng (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-927-3). Two strangers seek shelter from a storm, but woodland creatures refuse their request—and then the tables turn. Ages 3–7.

The Tiny Tale of Little Pea by Davide Cali, illus. by Sébastian Mourrain (Sept. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-843-6). Artistic Little Pea finds his place in the world despite his perceived disadvantage. Ages 3–7.

Me, Me, Me by Annika Dunklee, illus. by Lori Joy Smith (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-660-9). Three girls enjoy practicing for a talent show—until one decides to call the shots. Ages 4–7.

See What We Eat! A First Book of Healthy Eating by Scot Ritchie (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-618-0) discusses healthy eating and how food gets from farm to table. Ages 4–7.

Mr. Crum’s Potato Predicament by Anne Renaud, illus. by Felicita Sala (Sept. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-619-7), tells of a New York State cook in the 1850s who allegedly made the first potato chip. Ages 4–8.

The Way Downtown: Adventures in Public Transit by Inna Gertsberg, illus. by Mike Lowery (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-552-7). Travelers explore a city via public transportation. Ages 4–8.

Engineered! Engineering Design at Work by Shannon Hunt, illus. by James Gulliver Hancock (Sept. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-560-2,), spotlights nine engineering problems and their solutions. Ages 8–12.

Inside Hudson Pickle by Yolanda Ridge (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-620-3). A boy learns that his uncle has a rare respiratory illness to which he also might be genetically predisposed. Ages 9–12.


Around the World celebrates Birthdays Around the World by Margriet Ruurs, illus. by Ashley Barron (Sept. 5, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-624-1), ages 3–7. Head to Tail gains Bugs from Head to Tail by Stacey Roderick, illus. by Kwanchai Moriya (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-729-3), ages 3–7. And CitizenKid welcomes The Elephant Keeper: Caring for Orphaned Elephants in Zambia by Margriet Ruurs, illus. by Pedro Covo (Oct. 3, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-561-9), ages 8–12.

Kids Can/KCP Loft

Kiss Me in New York by Catherine Rider (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-848-1). Newly single teens stranded at an airport on Christmas Eve follow a self-help book’s tips for getting over an ex. Ages 14–up.

The Lost Causes by Jessica Etting and Alyssa Schwartz (Sept. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-844-3). Students randomly chosen for intensive group therapy develop superpowers to help solve a murder. Ages 14–up.



Discover Science gains Animal Disguises by Belinda Weber (Aug. 22, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7434-1), ages up to 5. Basher issues Basher Geography: Countries of the World: An Atlas with Attitude by Mary Budzik (Jan. 9, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7378-8; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7379-5), ages 2–4. Joining Amazing Machines by Tony Mitton, illus. by Ant Parker, are Amazing Airplanes (Oct. 3, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7370-2), Flashing Fire Engines (Oct. 3, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7373-3), and Terrific Trains (Oct. 3, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7372-6), ages 2–5; Amazing Airplanes Sound Book (Sept. 19, board book, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7328-3) and Roaring Rockets (Oct. 3, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7371-9), ages 3–5. And Alan Baker’s Little Rabbit Books releases Black and White Rabbit’s ABC (Sept. 12, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7363-4), Brown Rabbit’s Shapes (Sept. 12, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7365-8), Gray Rabbit’s 123 (Sept. 12, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7364-1), and White Rabbit’s Colors (Sept. 12, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7362-7), ages 3–6.

It’s all about... welcomes Slithering Snakes (Oct. 17, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7369-6) and Wild Cats (Oct. 17, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7368-9), ages 5–8. There are four new Life Cycles titles by Sean Callery, including Grassland (Jan. 16, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7398-6; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7380-1) and Ocean (Jan. 16, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7399-3; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7381-8), ages 7–11. Joining In Focus are Reptiles by Barbara Taylor (Sept. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7367-2; paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7375-7) and Tropical Lands by Clive Gifford (Sept. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7366-5; paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7374-0), ages 7–up. And The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia by Charles Taylor (Oct. 3, hardcover, $34.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7384-9) is a new Kingfisher Encyclopedia, ages 10–14.



Aunt Claire Presents issues The Automobile Girls at Newport: Or, Watching the Summer Parade by Laura Dent Crane (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-946053-00-8) and Grace Harlowe’s Freshman Year at High School by Jessie Graham Flower (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-946053-01-5), ages 9–12.


Chicken in the Kitchen by Nnedi Okorafor, illus. by Mehrdokht Amini (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-911373-15-5). A Nigerian girl finds the courage to protect the traditions she loves. Ages 4–8.

Sleep Well, Siba and Saba by Nansubuga Isdahl, illus. by Sandra van Doorn (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-911373-09-4). Each night, two sisters in Uganda dream about the things they have lost that day—until their dreams reveal something unexpected. Ages 4–8.

The Tigon and the Liger by Keilly Swift, illus. by Cosei Kawa (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-911373-16-2). A tigon teased by other jungle creatures befriends a liger who also has problems fitting in. Ages 4–8.

The Wooden Camel by Wanuri Kahiu, illus. by Manuela Adreani (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-911373-12-4). This story about keeping one’s dreams alive centers on the Turkana people of Kenya. Ages 4–8.


Kiska by John Smelcer (Oct. 10, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-935248-93-4). When Japan attacks Alaska in 1942 and the U.S. government abandons the Aleuts in internment camps, a teen must save her people. Ages 12–16.

Lee & Low

Family Poems for Every Day of the Week: Poemas familiares para cada día de la semana by Francisco X. Alarcón, illus. by Maya Christina Gonzalez (Oct. 15, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-89239-275-9), is a bilingual poetry collection about the days of the week and childhood experiences. Ages 8–9.

The People Shall Continue by Simon J. Ortiz (Oct. 15, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-89239-125-7) traces the progress of Native/Indigenous people of North America from the time of creation to the present. Ages 8–9.


Dive into Reading: Rafi and Rosi continues with Rafi and Rosi Pirates! by Lulu Delacre (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-89239-381-7; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-89239-383-1), ages 5–6.

Series in Spanish

Confetti Kids adds Rafi y Rosi ¡Piratas! (Rafi and Rosi Pirates!) by Lulu Delacre (Sept. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-89239-382-4), ages 5–8.

Lee & Low/Tu

Ahimsa by Supriya Kelkar (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-356-8). In this novel set in 1942 India, a girl’s mother follows Gandhi’s directive to join the movement for independence from the British. Ages 9–10.

I Am Alfonso Jones by Tony Medina, illus. by John Jennings and Stacey Robinson (Oct. 15, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-263-9), is a graphic novel about the afterlife of a boy killed by an off-duty cop. Ages 11–12.

Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh (Oct. 2, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-299-8). In 2199 East Asia, a boy is torn between siding with people his rebel father protected or a totalitarian government claiming it will end war. Ages 12–up.


Merry Christmas, Mary Christmas! by Laurie Friedman, illus. by Kathryn Durst (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4677-9261-5). Can Mary Christmas find a way to spread holiday cheer? Ages 4–9.

Stinker by David Zeltser, illus. by Julia Patton (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-1792-0). A wily cat helps a smelly puppy who wants to be adopted. Ages 4–9.

Dino-Dancing by Lisa Wheeler, illus. by Barry Gott (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-0316-9), spotlights a prehistoric dance competition. Ages 5–9.

The Notations of Cooper Cameron by Jane O’Reilly (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-0415-9). When Cooper’s insistence on keeping things in order tears apart his family, he vows to cure himself. Ages 8–11.

Auma’s Long Run by Eucabeth Odhiambo (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-2784-4). A track star with big dreams faces a difficult decision when AIDS ravages her Kenyan village. Ages 8–12.


Monkey with a Tool Belt adds Monkey with a Tool Belt and the Silly School Mystery by Chris Monroe (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-3010-3), ages 4–8. And Master Diplexito and Mr. Scant foil a plot in The Shanghai Incident by Bryan Methods (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-0580-4), ages 10–14.

Lerner/Carolrhoda Lab

A Dangerous Magic by Donald Hounam (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-3232-9). A teenage forensic sorcerer is called in to solve the case when the Bishop of Oxford is beheaded. Ages 10–18.

Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield (Oct. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-8241-6). Given her dark life, June feels like a butterfuly trapped in a net—until a boy from a loving family gives her hope. Ages 12–18.

Truthers by Geoffrey Girard (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-2779-0). Katie is drawn into the strange and secretive world of 9/11 conspiracy theorists. Ages 12–18.

On the Free by Coert Voorhees (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-2913-8). A mudslide leaves three teen members of a wilderness therapy program stranded—and dependent on each other to survive. Ages 14–18.

Lerner/Darby Creek


The Adventures of Lottie Lipton by Dan Metcalf, illus. by Rachelle Panagarry, introduces six titles, including The Catacombs of Chaos (Oct. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-8185-3), The Curse of the Cairo Cat (Oct. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-8186-0), and The Eagle of Rome (Oct. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-8187-7), ages 7–11. And Mallory returns in Mallory Makes a Difference by Laurie Friedman, illus. by Jennifer Kalis (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-4677-5032-5), ages 7–11.

Gridiron adds six titles, including The Clutch (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-5344-7) and False Start by Paul Hoblin (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-5351-5); and The Extra Point by Chris Kreie (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-5353-9), ages 11–18. And Level Up releases six titles, including Alien Invasion (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-5356-0), Labyrinth (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-5357-7), and The Zephyr Conspiracy (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-5361-4) by Israel Keats, ages 11–18.

Lerner/Graphic Universe

Marco Polo: Dangers and Visions by Marco Tabilio (Sept. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-3069-1). This graphic novel is based on the life of Marco Polo. Ages 14–18.


Game for Adventure introduces Belinda the Unbeatable by Lee Nordling, illus. by Scott Roberts (Oct. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-5413-0), ages 5–9.

The Whiskers Sisters debuts with May’s Wild Walk by Miss Paty, trans. by Nathan Sacks (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-5416-1), ages 5–9. And Q & Ray are on the case in The Missing Mola Lisa by Trisha Shaskan, illus. by Stephen Shaskan (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-5414-7), ages 7–11.


All Kinds of Friends by Shelley Kelly Rotner and Sheila M. Kelly (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-8632-2). Photos illustrate this celebration of many kinds of friendship. Ages 5–8.

Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion by Chris Barton, illus. by Victo Ngai (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-1014-3), reveals how, in WWI, British and American ships were painted with bold colors and patterns to confuse the enemy about the vessel’s speed and direction. Ages 7–11.

Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship by Irene Latham and Charles Waters, illus. by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko (Jan. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-0442-5). Paired up on a poetry project, two kids explore their different experiences of race—from hair to family dinners. Ages 8–12.

Lesser Gods

Hip-Hop Alphabet by Howie Abrams, illus. by Michael “Kaves” McLeer (Oct. 10, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-944713-32-4). This alphabetical journey through the history of hip-hop features graffiti-style art. Ages 3–7.

little bee

Animal Opposites by Jane Cabrera (Aug. 29, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0630-4) uses various creatures to demonstrate the concept of opposites. Ages 2–5.

Jazz It Up by Milo Sloan, illus. by Captain Kris (Oct. 3, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0478-2). In this introduction to jazz, animals stage a jam session. Ages 2–5.

Hugga Bugga Love by Diane Ohanesian, illus. by Gillian Flint (Dec. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0395-2). A boy comes to realize that his mother’s incessant affection indicates how much she loves him. Ages 3–6.

Snowball Moon by Fran Cannon Slayton, illus. by Tracy Bishop (Nov. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0495-9). After playing in the snow one night, two children warm up by the fire with hot cocoa. Ages 3–6.

Crocodali by Lucy Volpin (Aug. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0633-5). Kids help a painter create a masterpiece by tilting, shaking, rubbing, and blowing on this interactive picture book. Ages 4–8.

The Curious Cares of Bears by Douglas Florian, illus. by Sonia Sánchez (Aug. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0462-1). A bear family enjoys favorite seasonal activities before hibernating. Ages 4–8.

The Great Pasta Escape by Miranda Paul, illus. by Javier Joaquin (Aug. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0480-5). Discovering that they will one day be eaten by humans, pasta characters plot to escape. Ages 4–8.

Hello, Door by Alastair Haim, illus. by Alisa Coburn (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0536-9). When a fox tries to burglarize a bear family’s home, they chase him away—to another house. Ages 4–8.

Lucy Loves Goosey by Linda Joy Singleton, illus. by Rob McClurkan (Dec. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0396-9). Lucy the dog loves her sister Goosey, who isn’t convinced that they are siblings given their different species. Ages 4–8.

Trailblazer: The Story of Ballerina Raven Wilkinson by Leda Schubert, illus. by Theodore Taylor (Jan. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0592-5), profiles the first African-American woman to dance for a major classical ballet company. Ages 6–9.


Jane Foster’s Cities visits Paris (Aug. 29, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0600-7) and Washington, D.C. (Aug. 29, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0601-4), ages up to 3. The Alien Next Door by A.I. Newton, illus. by Anjan Sarkar, offers The New Kid (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0559-8; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0558-1) and Aliens for Dinner?! (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0562-8; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0561-1), ages 6–8. Ella and Owen star in The Great Troll Quest (Sept. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0474-4; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0473-7), Dragon Spies! (Nov. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0476-8; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0475-1), and Twin Trouble (Jan. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0611-3; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0610-6) by Jaden Kent, illus. by Iryna Bodnaruk, ages 6–8. And The Major Eights starts up with Battle of the Bands (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0565-9; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0564-2) and Scarlet’s Big Break (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0568-0; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0567-3) by Melody Reed, illus. by Émilie Pépin, ages 6–8.

Tales of Sasha by Alexa Pearl, illus. by Paco Sordo, continues with The Plant Pixies (Aug. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0464-5; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0463-8), Wings for Wyatt (Oct. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0466-9; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0465-2), and The Royal Island (Jan. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0603-8; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0602-1), ages 6–8. Joining Blast Back! is The Civil Rights Movement by Nancy Ohlin, illus. by Roger Simó (Dec. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0455-3; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0454-6), ages 7–10. And Behind the Legend picks up Dragons (Jan. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0572-7; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0571-0), Unicorns (Jan. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0575-8; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0574-1), Werewolves (Sept. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0459-1; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0458-4), and Zombies (Sept. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0461-4; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0460-7) by Erin Peabody, illus. by Victor Rivas, ages 8–10.

Little Hare

One Little Goat by Ursula Dubosarsky, illus. by Andrew Joyner (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-74297-692-1), is based on a traditional song recited at the close of Passover. Ages up to 4.

Melbourne: Word by Word by Michael McMahon (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-76012-667-4) and Sydney: Word by Word by Sonny & Biddy (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-76012-552-3) offer tours of these Australian cities. Ages 3–5.

Once Upon an ABC by Sophie Masson, illus. by Chris Nielsen (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-76012-843-2). This romp through the alphabet draws from a range of folklore. Ages 3–5.


Maudie & Bear Stories issues The Bike Ride by Jan Ormerod, illus. by Freya Blackwood (Nov. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-76012-898-2), ages 3–5.

Little, Brown

The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC’s (the Hard Way) by Patrick McDonnell (Sept. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-50246-7) is an alphabetical tale featuring an animal chase. Ages 3–6.
Love the World by Todd Parr (Sept. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-50658-8) incorporates themes of self-esteem, environmentalism, and respect for others. Ages 3–6.

The Bad Mood and the Stick by Lemony Snicket, illus. by Matthew Forsythe (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-39278-5), reveals how a bad mood wreaks havoc as it moves from person to person. Ages 4–8.

Dino Duckling by Alison Murray (Jan. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-51313-5). A dinosaur finds a home with a family of ducks in this celebration of differences. Ages 4–8.

Hey Black Child by Useni Eugene Perkins, illus. by Bryan Collier (Nov. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-36030-2), is a poem celebrating black children and inspiring all kids to dream. Ages 4–8.

Hortense and the Shadow by Lauren and Natalia O’Hara (Nov. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-44079-0). When bandits surprise her in the woods, a girl who hates her shadow realizes its value. Ages 4–8.

The Littlest Train by Chris Gall (Sept. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-39286-0) introduces a little toy train that has a big adventure. Ages 4–8.

Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai, illus. by Kerascoët (Oct. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-31957-7). Inspired by Yousafzai’s childhood, this story encourages kids to find the magic around them. Ages 4–8.

Princess Hair by Sharee Miller (Oct. 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-56261-4) pays tribute to black hair of different shapes, textures, and styles. Ages 4–8.

Read the Book, Lemmings! by Ame Dyckman, illus. by Zachariah OHora (Nov. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-34348-0). After a ship’s mate rescues lemmings from the Arctic Ocean, he discovers they have a habit of winding up right where they started. Ages 4–8.

I’m Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups by Chris Harris, illus. by Lane Smith (Sept. 26, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-316-26657-4), compiles poems featuring wordplay, nonsense, and oxymorons. Ages 6–up.

Little Ladies of Black History by Vashti Harrison (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-47511-2) profiles 40 African-American women who helped change the course of history. Ages 8–12.

The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris, illus. by Lissy Marlin (Nov. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-39182-5), debuts a series about a street magician who finds friends and magic in a New England town. Ages 8–12.

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend (Oct. 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-50888-9). In this series launch, a girl who escapes death finds herself in a magical world where she faces daunting challenges. Ages 8–12.

The Way to Bea by Kat Yeh (Sept. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-23667-6). A friendless girl adjusting to being a big sister stars in this novel about finding one’s place. Ages 8–12.

The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-38204-5). In this sequel to The Wild Robot, Robot Roz must find her way back to her remote island home. Ages 8–12.

The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-50833-9). The warring worlds of Wizards and Warriors collide in this series debut. Ages 8–12.

Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld (Nov. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-55538-8). In his first memoir for young readers, this athlete discusses his shy childhood, playing ball in high school and college, and converting to Islam. Ages 10–up.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (10th anniversary edition) by Sherman Alexie (Sept. 19, hardcover, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-316-50404-1) includes an introduction by Jacqueline Woodson, a new author’s note, and deleted scenes. Ages 12–up.

Devils & Thieves by Jennifer Rush (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-39089-7) begins an urban fantasy series about a girl contending with magic and motorcycle gangs. Ages 15–up.

The Folk of the Air: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (Jan. 2, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-31027-7) launches a series about a mortal girl who gets caught in a web of royal faerie intrigue. Ages 15–up.

Invictus by Ryan Graudin (Sept. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-50307-5). Born outside of time, the son of a time traveler joins a black-market operation to steal historical valuables. Ages 15–up.

Tool of War by Paolo Bacigalupi (Oct. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-22083-5). This sci-fi adventure features the protagonist from Ship Breaker and The Drowned Cities. Ages 15–up.


Rory the Dinosaur celebrates the holidays in Rory the Dinosaur Needs a Christmas Tree by Liz Climo (Oct. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-31523-4), ages 4–8. Sweet Pea & Friends star in A Farm for Maisie by Jennifer Churchman and John Churchman (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-27360-2), ages 4–8. CatStronauts are back in Space Station Situation by Drew Brockington (Oct. 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-30752-9), ages 6–10. Classroom 13 by Honest Lee and Matthew J. Gilbert, illus. by Joelle Dreidemy, reconvenes with The Disastrous Magical Wishes of Classroom 13 (Sept. 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-316-46454-3) and The Fantastic and Terrible Fame of Classroom 13 (Dec. 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-316-46457-4), ages 6–10. Peter Powers reappears in Peter Powers and the Sinister Snowman Showdown! by Kent Clark and Brandon T. Snider, illus. by Dave Bardin (Oct. 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-316-54632-4); and Peter Powers and the Swashbuckling Sky Pirates! (Dec. 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-316-43794-3) by Kent Clark, illus. by Dave Bardin, ages 6–10.

The Adventurer’s Guide to Dragons (and Why They Keep Biting Me) by Wade Albert White (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-30531-0) is a new Adventurer’s Guide, ages 8–12. The League of Unexceptional Children by Gitty Daneshvari wraps up with The Kids Who Knew Too Little (Oct. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-40576-8), ages 8–12. The Map to Everywhere concludes with Iron Tide Rising by Carrie Ryan and John Parke Davis (Jan. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-24093-2), ages 8–12. The Frostblood Saga continues with Fireblood by Elly Blake (Sept. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-27332-9), ages 12–up. Night of Cake & Puppets by Laini Taylor (Sept. 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-316-43919-0) is a standalone companion to the Daugher of Smoke & Bone series, ages 15–up. And Libba Bray’s The Diviners return in Before the Devil Breaks You (Oct. 3, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-316-12606-9), ages 15–up.


Another Place by Matthew Crow (Oct. 3, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-4721-1420-4). In this novel about friendship, family, and home, one girl is trying to pull herself back together, and another has gone missing. Ages 12–up.

Consumed by Abbie Rushton (Nov. 21, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-0-349-00203-3) introduces a teenage girl and boy trying to break free from the anxieties and fears that hold them hostage. Ages 12–up.


Big Words for Little Geniuses by Susan Patterson and James Patterson, illus. by Hsinping Pan (Sept. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-50293-1), presents an alphabetical roundup of vocabulary words. Ages 3–6.

Laugh Out Loud by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, illus. by Jeff Ebbeler (Aug. 28, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-316-43146-0). Jimmy loves reading so much that he starts a book company for kids. Ages 8–12.

Expelled by James Patterson with Emily Raymond (Oct. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-44039-4). When four teens are expelled for a scandalous photo that goes viral, their lives unexpectedly collide. Ages 15–up.

Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely, foreword by James Patterson (Jan. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-55510-4). After a second Civil War renders the U.S. a dangerous land, a sharpshooter teen must make high-stakes decisions. Ages 15–up.


The Candies debuts with The Candies Save Christmas (Oct. 9, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-316-43576-5) and The Candies’ Easter Party (Jan. 8, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-316-43854-4) by James Patterson, illus. by Andy Elkerton, ages up to 3. Jacky Ha-Ha adds My Life Is a Joke by Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, illus. by Kerascoët (Nov. 20, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-316-43376-1), ages 9–12. And Stalking Jack the Ripper continues with Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco (Sept. 19, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-55166-3), ages 15–up.


Midnight Sun by Trish Cook (Nov. 21, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-316-47357-6) is a novelization of this upcoming film about the romance between two teens who help each other chase their dreams. Ages 15–up.

Instructions for a Second-hand Heart by Tamsyn Murray (Dec. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-47178-7). A boy whose life is saved by a donor heart bonds with that donor’s twin brother. Ages 15–up.

Little Island

Keepsake by Paula Leyden (Oct. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-910411-57-5). When Johnny’s horse disappears from his field, Johnny and his friend gather evidence that the animal has been stolen and stage a rescue. Ages 7–9.


Bath of Least Resistance by Gregory Bray (Sept. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-36586124-6; paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-365-86127-7). A puppy watches his brother’s attempts to get him into the bath. Ages 3–12.

Crazy Crab by Mark Evans (Aug. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-365-86157-4; paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-365-86159-8) introduces a hermit crab with a big dream. Ages 3–12.

La Donna Plays Hoops by Kimberly Gordon Biddle (Sept. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-365-86147-5; paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-365-86151-2). At a family reunion, an African-American girl tries to become the family basketball star. Ages TK

New Book for Jack by Lois Lunsford (Nov. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-365-86120-8; paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-365-86122-2). Will Jack find the book of his dreams—one that will help him with his problem at school? Ages 3–12.

Solar the Polar by Kim Constantinesco (Dec. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-365-86182-6; paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-365-86184-0) tells of a snowboarding polar bear and a skier who’s missing her legs below the knee. Ages 3–12.

Wonder Wheels by Shawnie Clarke (Aug, 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-365-86141-3; paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-365-86145-1). Kobe feels downhearted—until the day he receives the best gift ever. Ages 3–12.

Macmillan/David Macaulay

How to Be an Elephant by Katherine Roy (Sept. 19, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-178-4) follows the development of an African elephant from a 220-pound newborn into a 7,000-pound matriarch. Ages 7–11.

Macmillan/Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Everything You by Elizabeth McPike, illus. by Jay Fleck (Dec. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30141-5). Animal families welcome babies into their lives. Ages 1–6.

All My Friends Are Fast Asleep by David Weinstone, illus. by Magali Le Huche (Sept. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30535-2). On a quest to fall asleep, a boy travels through the animal kingdom. Ages 2–6.

I Love You for Miles and Miles by Alison Goldberg, illus. by Mike Yamada (Dec. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30443-0), likens the power of various vehicles to the enduring power of parental love. Ages 2–6.

If Animals Said I Love You by Ann Whitford Paul, illus. by David Walker (Oct. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30602-1). This companion to If Animals Kissed Good Night imagines how various species say “I love you.” Ages 2–6.

Flo by Kyo Maclear (Jan. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30526-0). Other animals lose patience with a panda’s pokiness—until trouble strikes and her floppy ways save the day. Ages 3–6.

The Five Forms by Barbara McClintock (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-216-3). While striking Chinese martial arts poses, a girl conjures real animals that make a mess of her house. Ages 4–7.

Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas by Pamela Ehrenberg, illus. by Anjan Sarkar (Oct. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30444-7). A multicultural family incorporates traditional Indian food into its Hanukkah celebration. Ages 4–7.

Mama Africa! How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with Her Song by Kathryn Erskine, illus. by Charly Palmer (Oct. 10, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30301-3), profiles this South African singer and activist who rose to fame at the pinnacle of apartheid. Ages 6–10.

Writing Radar: Using Your Journal to Snoop Out and Craft Great Stories by Jack Gantos (Aug. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30456-0). Charting his own misadventures as an adolescent writer, Gantos inspires readers to build confidence and establish good writing habits as they create their own stories. Ages 9–12.

The Half-True Lies of Cricket Cohen by Catherine Lloyd Burns (Aug. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30041-8). An autobiographical essay assignment gets unreal when a girl and her mischievous grandma run away from home. Ages 10–12.

Betty Before X by Ilyasah Shabazz and Renée Watson (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30610-6) is a novel based on the childhood activism of Betty Shabazz, Malcolm X’s wife, written by their daughter. Ages 10–14.

The Summer of Owen Todd by Tony Abbott (Oct. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30550-5). A boy must figure out how to save his best friend from abuse, even if it means losing his friendship. Ages 10–14.

We Are Party People by Leslie Margolis (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30388-4). When her mother leaves town, Pixie must confront her shyness to run the family party-planning business. Ages 10–14.

The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater (Oct. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30323-5). This book about race, class, and gender relays the true story of an agender teen who was set on fire by another teen on a California bus. Ages 12–18.

All That Was by Karen Rivers (Jan. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30246-7). After the body of her ex-best friend washes ashore on a beach, Sloane must find a way to make amends and move on. Ages 12–18.

Backfield Boys by John Feinstein (Aug. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30592-5). Two best friends, one Jewish, one African-American, confront racism in the football program at their prep school. Ages 12–18.

In Some Other Life by Jessica Brody (Aug. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38076-2). After choosing to date the boy of her dreams over attending an elite school, a teen hits her head and wakes up in the version of her life where she made the opposite decision. Ages 12–18.

Kids Like Us by Hilary Reyl (Nov. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30628-1). A teen on the autism spectrum falls for a girl whom he thinks is an incarnation of a character in his favorite book. Ages 12–18.

You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins (Sept. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30490-4). Told in alternating teen voices across three generations, this book spotlights an Indian-American family. Ages 12–18.

Ready to Fall by Marcella Pixley (Nov. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30358-7). After his mother dies, a teen finds hope and a fresh start through theater. Ages 14–18.


Tractor Mac moves along in Tractor Mac Plane Jane’s Journey by Billy Steers (Sept. 12, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30634-2), ages up to 4. New Today I’m a... titles by Marisa Polansky, illus. by Maxine Lee, are Today I’m a Construction Worker (Jan. 2, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30441-6), Today I’m a Dancer (Jan. 2, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30440-9), and Today I’m a Veterinarian (Jan. 2, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30442-3), ages 2–4. Peep and Egg return in I’m Not Taking a Bath by Laura Gehl, illus. by Joyce Wan (Oct. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30327-3), ages 2–6. The Pout-Pout Fish and the Bully-Bully Shark by Deborah Diesen, illus. by Dan Hanna (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30402-7), is a new Pout-Pout Fish Adventure, ages 3–6. And The Devil’s Engine by Alexander Gordon Smith concludes with Hellwalkers (Nov. 7, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30174-3), ages 12–18.


How to Find an Elephant by Kate Banks, illus. by Boris Kulikov (Nov. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-33508-3). In the jungle, a boy searches for an elephant that’s elusive to him, but visible to readers. Ages 3–6.

Goldenlocks and the Three Pirates by April Jones Prince, illus. by Steven Salerno (Nov. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30074-6). When Goldenlocks gets to work fixing a broken-down pirate ship, the pirates decide that their family needs a handy girl just like her. Ages 4–7.

The Night Garden by Polly Horvath (Sept. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30452-2). During WWII, two Canadian children seek the help of a forbidden night garden that supposedly grants wishes. Ages 9–12.

In the Country of Queens by Cari Best (Nov. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-37052-7). A shy girl realizes that in order to bring her big dreams to life, she must stand up for herself. Ages 10–12.

Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends

Through with the Zoo by Jacob Grant (Nov. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-10814-2). A goat searches for a quiet space away from the pets and hugs of his petting zoo. Ages 2–6.

What’s the Difference? Being Different Is Amazing by Doyin Richards (Sept. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-10709-1). Photos illustrate this celebration of diversity and acceptance. Ages 3–5.

Truckeroo School by David Kirk (Aug. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-01690-4). In a town where everyone drives trucks, little monsters get their monster trucks ready for the first day of school. Ages 3–6.

How Many Hugs? by H.A. Swain, illus. by Steven Henry (Dec. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-06651-0). This companion to All Kinds of Kisses explores the many ways that animals and insects give hugs. Ages 4–8.

You’re All Kinds of Wonderful by Nancy Tillman (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-11376-4) celebrates what makes every child special in his or her own way. Ages 4–8.

Oddity by Sarah Cannon (Nov. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12328-2). Ada faces down zombie rabbits and alien mobs while trying to uncover her town’s secrets and find her missing twin. Ages 8–12.

The Road to Ever After by Moira Young (Nov. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-11729-8). An orphan accompanying an elderly recluse on her final trip realizes that she’s getting younger as they travel. Ages 8–12.

Open If You Dare by Dana Middleton (Oct. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-08572-6). Three friends solve an old mystery after discovering a box with “Open If You Dare” written on its lid. Ages 9–12.

Better Off Undead by James Preller (Oct. 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-06648-0). A middle-school zombie uncovers an environmental mystery. Ages 9–13.

Greetings from Witness Protection! by Jake Burt (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-10711-4). A foster-care girl living with a family in the witness protection program finds it’s a complicated life. Ages 10–14.

Magic, Madness, and Mischief by Kelly McCullough (Jan. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-10783-1). A boy and his reluctant sidekick use their newly discovered fire magic to defeat his evil stepfather. Ages 10–14.

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate (Sept. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-04322-1). An oak tree and a crow help their neighbors embrace their differences. Ages 10–14.

Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary by Martha Brockenbrough (Sept. 5, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12319-0) is a biography of this Founding Father and first U.S. secretary of the Treasury. Ages 12–18.

Ally by Anna Banks (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-07018-0). In this sequel to Nemesis, Princess Sepora and King Tarik must fight battles of politics—and love—to ensure their kingdoms’ safety. Ages 12–18.

The Forgotten Book by Mechthild Gläser (Jan. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-14679-3). In this Jane Austen-inspired novel, a teen discovers that anything she writes in a book comes true. Ages 12–18.

Renegades by Marissa Meyer (Nov. 7, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-04466-2). Humans with extraordinary abilities are a symbol of hope and courage to everyone—except the villains they once overthrew. Ages 12–18.

Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12455-5). This novel of love, loss, and family stars two young lovers who fall under the spell of a lush garden. Ages 12–18.

Berserker by Emmy Laybourne (Oct. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-05520-0) debuts a series about a Norse teen and her family, who flee to the American West to escape an ancestral Viking curse. Ages 13–18.

Devil in Ohio by Daria Polatin (Nov. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-11361-0). In this thriller inspired by true events, a damaged girl comes to stay with a family after escaping a cult. Ages 13–18.

The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-09426-1). Winter seeks the truths about her father’s disappearance, why their wood is changing, and a mysterious stranger. Ages 13–18.

Meant to Be by Julie Halpern (Oct. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-09498-8). In a world where the names of ”meant to be” mates appear on the body at age 18, a girl must decide whether to believe the phenomenon or follow her heart. Ages 14–18.


Hello Ruby offers Journey Inside the Computer by Linda Liukas (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-06532-2), ages 4–8. Jigsaw Jones Mysteries takes on The Case from Outer Space by James Preller (Aug. 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-250-11018-3), ages 6–10. That’s MY Tiny-Saurus Rex by Dustin Hansen (Jan. 9, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-09029-4) joins Microsaurs, ages 7–10. Missy Piggle-Wiggle reappears in Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Won’t-Walk-the-Dog Cure by Ann M. Martin and Annie Parnell, illus. by Ben Hatke (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-07170-5), ages 8–11. Meg Cabot’s From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess welcomes Royal Crush (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-11152-4), ages 8–12. Battlesong by Lian Tanner (Aug. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-05218-6) concludes the Icebreaker Trilogy, ages 9–12. Genius adds The Con by Leopoldo Gout (Aug. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-04582-9), ages 12–18. High School Horror stages Teen Phantom by Chandler Baker (Jan. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-05876-8), ages 12–18. And Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer, illus. by Stephen Gilpin (Jan. 30, hardcover, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-250-07828-5), continues with Gone Rogue, ages 12–18.

Macmillan/First Second

The Dam Keeper by Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi (Sept. 26, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-426-6). In this series launch, a pig, fox, and hippo save their town from a mysterious and deadly black fog. Ages 7–11.

Cici’s Journal: The Adventures of a Writer-in-Training by Joris Chamblain, illus. by Aurélie Neyret (Nov. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-248-4). An aspiring writer observes and takes notes on the people in her town, attempting to discover their secrets. Ages 8–12.

Cucumber Quest: The Doughnut Kingdom by Gigi D.G. (Oct. 10, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-832-5) debuts a series starring bunny siblings on a journey to save their world from an evil queen. Ages 8–12.

Pelé: The King of Soccer by Eddy Simon, illus. by Vincent Brascaglia (Oct. 24, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-755-7), offers a graphic biography of this Brazilian soccer legend. Ages 8–12.

Castle in the Stars: The Space Race of 1869 by Alex Alice (Sept. 12, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-493-8) launches a fantasy adventure set in a world where space exploration began in Victorian times. Ages 10–14.

Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani (Oct. 3, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-087-9). Priyanka asks her mom about her Indian-American identity—but there’s a lot about the past she doesn’t want to remember or discuss. Ages 10–14.

Cast No Shadow by Nick Tapalansky, illus. by Anissa Espinosa (Oct. 10, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-59643-877-4). In this graphic novel, a boy who has no shadow and a ghost girl fall in love. Ages 12–16.

Spinning by Tillie Walden (Sept. 12, paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-940-7). A competitive figure skater stars in this graphic novel about growing pains, exploring sexual identity, and finding a new dream. Ages 14–18.


Ben Hatke’s Mighty Jack returns in Mighty Jack and the Goblin King (Sept. 5, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-266-8), ages 8–12. Secret Coders are back in Secret Coders: Robots & Repeats by Gene Luen Yang, illus. by Mike Holmes (Oct. 3, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-606-2), ages 8–12. And Science Comics releases Dogs: From Predator to Protector by Andy Hirsch (Oct. 31, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-768-7), ages 9–13.


Frankie by Shivaun Plozza (Nov. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-14299-3). When her half-brother suddenly comes into and then vanishes from her life, a teen searches for the truth. Ages 12–18.

Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust (Sept. 5, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-07773-8) offers a feminist retelling of “Snow White.” Ages 12–18.

13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12385-5). A teen doesn’t recall how she ended up in the icy water one night, but she knows it wasn’t an accident. Ages 17–18.


Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter by Kenard Pak (Sept. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-416-9). Two children witness the season changing from autumn to winter. Ages 3–6.

City Mouse, Country Mouse by Maggie Rudy (Oct. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-616-3) retells this folktale and celebration of friendship. Ages 4–8.

Dogosaurus Rex by Anna Staniszewski, illus. by Kevin Hawkes (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9706-1). At a shelter, Ben adopts a dog that bears a striking resemblance to a dinosaur. Ages 4–8.

Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years by Stacy McAnulty, illus. by David Litchfield (Jan. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-10808-1). Earth tells its story in this imagining of its personality and history. Ages 4–8.

I Want to Go First! by Richard Byrne (Sept. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12771-6). In this follow-up to This Book Just Ate My Dog!, a little elephant wants to be at the front of the line. Ages 4–8.

Monster Trucks by Joy Keller, illus. by Misa Saburi (Aug. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-617-0). Monsters pave roads, plow snow, and haul muck with their trucks. Ages 4–8.

Sing, Don’t Cry by Angela Dominguez (Aug. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-839-6) is a story inspired by the life of Apolinar Navarrete Diaz, the author’s grandfather and a mariachi musician. Ages 4–8.

Singing in the Rain by Tim Hopgood (Oct. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12770-9). This musical storybook is a companion to What a Wonderful World and Walking in a Winter Wonderland. Ages 4–8.

Tyrannosaurus Rex vs. Edna the Very First Chicken by Douglas Rees, illus. by Jed Henry (Sept. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-510-4). The first chicken ever meets a hungry Tyrannosaurus Rex. Ages 4–8.

Lost Boys by Darcey Rosenblatt (Aug. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-758-0). A child soldier swept up in the Iran-Iraq War finds solace through music. Ages 9–12.

The Elephant Whisperer, Young Readers Adaptation: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony and Graham Spence, adapted by Thea Feldman (Oct. 24, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-309-4), tells of Anthony’s acceptance of rogue elephants into his South African reserve. Ages 10–14.

Because I Was a Girl: True Stories for Girls of All Ages by Melissa de la Cruz (Oct. 3, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15446-0) collects stories of women’s obstacles, challenges, and opportunities. Ages 12–18.

Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution by Bernie Sanders, adapted by Kate Waters (Aug. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-13890-3), adapts Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In for teens. Ages 12–18.

The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe, trans. by Lilit Thwaites (Oct. 10, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-618-7), relays the true story of a teenage Auschwitz prisoner charged with guarding eight precious books that prisoners have managed to sneak past the guards. Ages 13–18.

Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills (Dec. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-937-9). A school production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream leads Claudia to new friends—and maybe new love. Ages 14–18.


Ninja! welcomes Ninja Claus! by Arree Chung (Oct. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-552-4), ages 4–7. Hedgehugs are back in Autumn Hide-and-Squeak by Steve Wilson, illus. by Lucy Tapper (Sept. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-11248-4), ages 4–8. Mike Curato’s Little Elliot heads to the countryside in Little Elliot, Fall Friends (Aug. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-640-8), ages 4–8. Fairy Animals of Misty Wood by Lily Small greets Kylie the Kitten (Sept. 12, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12698-6) and Paige the Pony (Sept. 12, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12700-6), ages 5–8. Bunjitsu Bunny is back in Bunjitsu Bunny vs. Bunjitsu Bunny by John Himmelman (Oct. 17, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-733-7), ages 6–8. Joining Puppy Academy is Murphy and the Great Surf Rescue by Gill Lewis, illus. by Sarah Horne (Aug. 29, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-804-4), ages 7–9. Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet saves an owl in Who Gives a Hoot? by Jacqueline Kelly, illus. by Jennifer L. Meyer (Oct. 3, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-873-0), ages 7–10. And Flashfall adds Flashtide by Jenny Moyer (Nov. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-483-1), ages 13–18.


All the Way to Havana by Margarita Engle, illus. by Mike Curato (Aug. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-642-2). A family drives to the city in this book showcasing Cuba’s buildings and classic cars. Ages 4–8.

Ruby’s Chinese New Year by Vickie Y. Lee, illus. by Joey Chou (Jan. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-13338-0). Animals from the Chinese zodiac help Ruby deliver a gift to her grandmother. Ages 4–8.


The Little Fire Truck by Margery Cuyler, illus. by Bob Kolar (Oct. 10, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-805-1), is a companion to The Little Dump Truck and The Little School Bus. Ages 2–6.

Pizza Day: A Picture Book by Melissa Iwai (Oct. 31, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-790-0). In this companion to Soup Day, a boy and his father gather ingredients from the garden to make pizza. Ages 2–6.

A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider: The Story of E.B. White by Barbara Herkert, illus. by Lauren Castillo (Oct. 24, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-245-5), offers a biography of this author. Ages 5–9.

Hammy and Gerbee: Mummies at the Museum by Wong Herbert Yee (Jan. 16, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-462-6). For two animal friends, school becomes a battle between the good, the bad, and the evil. Ages 6–9.

Winterhouse by Ben Guterson, illus. by Chloe Bristol (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12388-6), launches an urban fantasy trilogy set in a magical hotel full of secrets. Ages 9–12.

When I Was a Turkey: Based on the PBS Documentary ‘My Life as a Turkey’ by Joe Hutto and Brenda Z. Guiberson (Nov. 7, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-385-8) is an adaptation of this true story of a naturalist who raised a flock of wild turkeys using imprinting. Ages 9–14.


Night of the Living Zombie Bugs by Dave Coverly (Oct. 24, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-11400-6) is a new Speed Bump & Slingshot Misadventure, ages 7–10. And Sticker Girl returns in Sticker Girl Rules the School by Janet Tashjian, illus. by Inga Wilmink (Oct. 10, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-336-0), ages 8–12.


Game of Gnomes by Kirsten Mayer, illus. by Laura K. Horton (Nov. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12394-7). In this sequel to Go BIG or Go Gnome, Ginger competes in the Winter Gnome Games. Ages 3–6.

Honeysmoke by Monique Fields, illus. by Geneva Benton (Jan. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-11582-9). A biracial girl searches for the perfect color to describe herself. Ages 3–7.

My So-Called Superpowers by Heather Nuhfer, illus. by Simini Blocker (Jan. 23, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-13860-6), launches a series about a girl whose emotions physically manifest themselves. Ages 8–12.

The Real McCoys by Matthew Swanson, illus. by Robbi Behr (Nov. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-09852-8), debuts a series about a precocious detective and her super-smart brother. Ages 8–12.

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo, illus. by Sara Kipin (Sept. 26, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12252-0), compiles tales inspired by the world of Bardugo’s novels, the Grishaverse. Ages 12–18.


Wild Child adds Forest’s First Birthday Party (Aug. 15, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-250-10389-5) and Forest’s First Bully (Oct. 3, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-250-10393-2) by Tara Zann, illus. by Dan Widdowson, ages 5–7. Super Happy Party Bears by Marcie Colleen, illus. by Steve James, greets Bat to the Bone (Aug. 15, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-250-11357-3), The Jitterbug (Aug. 15, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-250-11359-7), and Tiny Prancer (Sept. 5, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12414-2), ages 5–8. Joining The Fix-It Friends by Nicole C. Kear, illus. by Tracy Dockray, are The Show Must Go On (Sept. 12, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-250-08668-6), Wish You Were Here (Sept. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-11579-9), Eyes on the Prize (Jan. 23, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-250-08672-3), and Three’s a Crowd (Jan. 23, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-250-08674-7), ages 6–9. Disaster Diaries offers Spiders! by R. McGeddon (Oct. 3, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-250-13565-0), ages 8–12. And The Ones continues with The Equals by Daniel Sweren-Becker (Sept. 12, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-08316-6), ages 15–18.


What’s in My House? by Roger Priddy (Jan. 2, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52557-6). This chunky, slide-and-find board book visits various rooms in a house. Ages up to 4.

Red Car, Green Car by Roger Priddy (Sept. 19, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52161-5). Cars change color in this pull-tab book. Ages 1–3.

Easter Croc by Roger Priddy (Jan. 2, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52558-3). After receiving no eggs, Crocodile goes in search of the Easter Bunny. Ages 1–4.


All books are by Roger Priddy: Alphaprints issues Animal Opposites (Sept. 5, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52496-8), Happy Dog and Other Furry Friends (Dec. 26, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52489-0), and Quirky Bird and Other Feathered Friends (Dec. 26, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52525-5), ages up to 3. Baby Touch and Feel presents four books, including Bunny and Friends Touch and Feel (Aug. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52200-1) and Puppy and Friends Touch and Feel (Aug. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52198-1), ages up to 3. Mix and Match celebrates Christmas (Sept. 5, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52526-2), ages up to 4. And new Priddy Baby Lift-the-Flaps are Baby’s Day (Jan. 30, hardcover, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52548-4) and Color (Jan. 30, hardcover, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52551-4), ages up to 4.

First 100 Lift-the-Flap Bilingual First Words (Jan. 2, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52546-0) is a new First 100 title, ages 1–3. Little Friends offers All You Need Is Love (Dec. 26, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52147-9) and Trick or Treat: A Lift-the-Flap Book (Aug. 8, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52205-6), ages 1–3. Noisy Books debuts with Noisy Trucks (Oct. 3, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52513-2), ages 1–3. Counting Collection adds Counting Dinosaurs (Dec. 12, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52197-4), ages 1–4. Snuffles and the Bear (Sept. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52501-9) joins Alphaprints, ages 2–5. And Look Closer introduces Around the Farm (Jan. 2, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52552-1), ages 2–8; and Into the Arctic (Sept. 5, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52510-1), ages 3–5.

Macmillan/Roaring Brook

Love, Mama by Jeanette Bradley (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-949-0). When his mother leaves, a young penguin knows she’ll return home soon—but he still misses her. Ages 2–6.

Draw the Line by Kathryn Otoshi (Oct. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-563-8). After two boys draw their own lines and connect them and an angry tug-of-war erupts, they forgive each other. Ages 3–6.

Snow Beast Comes to Play by Phil Gosier (Nov. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-519-5). Snow Beast emerges from his cold home with one goal in mind: to make a friend. Ages 3–6.

Hooked by Tommy Greenwald, illus. by David McPhail (Jan. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-59643-996-2). On a fishing trip, Joe and his dad discover all that they have in common. Ages 4–6.

The Boy and the Whale by Mordicai Gerstein (Nov. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-505-8). After discovering a whale tangled in their only fishing net, a father worries about losing the net, and his son worries about saving the whale. Ages 4–7.

After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back up Again) by Dan Santat (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-682-6). When Humpty Dumpty finds the courage to climb back up the wall, he is transformed into a beautiful bird. Ages 4–8.

Not So Different: What You Really Want to Ask About Having a Disability by Shane Burcaw, illus. by Matt Carr (Nov. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-771-7), answers questions children ask Burcaw, who was born with spinal muscular atrophy, about his wheelchair and his condition. Ages 6–9.

Fallingwater by Marc Harshman and Anna Egan Smucker, illus. by LeUyen Pham (Oct. 17, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-59643-718-0), tells the story of this Pennsylvania house, perched atop a waterfall, that was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Ages 7–10.

Stella Diaz Has Something to Say by Angela Dominguez (Jan. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-858-5). A shy Mexican-American girl must overcome her fears before befriending the new boy. Ages 7–10.

Laura Ingalls Is Ruining My Life by Shelley Tougas (Oct. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-418-1). When her mom’s obsession with Laura Ingalls Wilder leads her to relocate her family, Charlotte is skeptical about life on the prairie—until Wilder’s spirit starts affecting her, too. Ages 9–12.

The Real Us by Tommy Greenwald, illus. by J.P. Coovert (Aug. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-171-5). In this tale of friendship and identity, havoc ensues when the prettiest girl in school gets a pimple. Ages 9–12.

Faith and Fury: The Temple Mount and the Noble Sanctuary: The Story of Jerusalem’s Most Sacred Space by Ilene Cooper (Oct. 24, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-59643-530-8) is an illustrated history of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, a site sacred to Jews, Muslims, and Christians alike. Ages 9–14.

Thornhill by Pam Smy (Aug. 29, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-654-3). Parallel plotlines, one told in text and one in art, inform each other as a girl unravels the mystery of a ghost next door. Ages 10–14.

The Innocence Treatment by Ari Goelman (Oct. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-880-6). An overly naive girl becomes convinced that she’s part of a government conspiracy that only she can uncover. Ages 14–18.

Love Is Both Wave and Particle by Paul Cody (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-688-8). Two girls attending a school for high-achieving but troubled teens are paired up for a year-long project. Ages 14–18.

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu (Sept. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-635-2). When Viv witnesses a series of sexist incidents at school, she starts a feminist zine—and a revolution. Ages 14–18.

Mary’s Monster: Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein by Lita Judge (Jan. 30, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-500-3) is an illustrated biography told in free verse. Ages 15–18.


Scripps National Spelling Bee introduces Lunchbox Words: 65 Word-Based Notes to Pack in Your Speller’s Lunchbox or Backpack by Tracey West, illus. by James K. Hindle (Sept. 19, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-718-2), ages 6–10. New Mixed-Up History volumes by Steve Sheinkin, illus. by Neil Swaab, are Abigail Adams, Pirate of the Caribbean (Jan. 9, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15247-3) and Abraham Lincoln, Pro Wrestler (Jan. 9, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15246-6), ages 7–10. Recess Warriors return in Bad Guy Is a Two-Word Word by Marcus Emerson (Nov. 14, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-709-0), ages 7–10. Joining Friday Barnes Mysteries is No Rules by R.A. Spratt, illus. by Phil Gosier (Aug. 1, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-639-0), ages 8–12. Patrick Griffin and the Three Worlds releases Patrick Griffin’s First Birthday on Ith by Ned Rust (Aug. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-344-3), ages 8–12. Rebel Geniuses adds Warrior Genius by Michael Dante DiMartino (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-337-5), ages 8–12. And the Vault of Dreamers Trilogy concludes with The Keep of Ages by Caragh M. O’Brien (Aug. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-59643-942-9), ages 12–18.

Macmillan/Roaring Brook/Porter

The Only Fish in the Sea by Philip C. Stead, illus. by Matthew Cordell (Aug. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-282-8). Sadie, the star of Special Delivery, devises a plan to save a discarded goldfish. Ages 3–6.

Thunder Horse by Eve Bunting, illus. by Dennis Nolan (Nov. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-443-3), tells of the friendship between a girl and the winged horse she receives as a gift. Ages 3–6.

When’s My Birthday? by Julie Fogliano, illus. by Christian Robinson (Sept. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-293-4), celebrates all that is wonderful about birthdays. Ages 3–6.

Another Way to Climb a Tree by Liz Garton Scanlon, illus. by Hadley Hooper (Aug. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-352-8). When Lulu, who loves climbing trees, is stuck indoors with chicken pox, she finds a new way to climb a tree. Ages 4–8.

Are We Pears Yet? by Miranda Paul, illus. by Carin Berger (Sept. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-351-1). Two seeds can’t wait to be pears, but growing takes time and patience. Ages 4–8.

If I Had a Horse by Gianna Marino (Jan. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-908-7). A girl reflects on what she would want her horse to be like. Ages 4–8.

Nerdy Birdy Tweets by Aaron Reynolds, illus. by Matt Davies (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-128-9). Nerdy Bird sets things right after a falling out with Vulture in this follow-up to Nerdy Birdy. Ages 4–8.

Snow Scene by Richard Jackson, illus. by Laura Vaccaro Seeger (Nov. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-680-2). In this guessing-game tale, a snowy landscape melts into a bright spring. Ages 4–8.

Somewhere Else by Gus Gordon (Dec. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-349-8). A bird hates to travel, until his friends show him that there’s a whole world out there to explore. Ages 4–8.

Meet Cindy Sherman: Artist, Photographer, Chameleon by Sandra Jordan and Jan Greenberg (Oct. 17, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-520-1). This biography features Sherman’s photos, as well as children’s first impressions of them. Ages 7–12.


Bad Kitty returns in Bad Kitty Camp Daze by Nick Bruel (Jan. 2, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-885-1), ages 7–10.

Macmillan/Swoon Reads

The Big F by Maggie Ann Martin (Aug. 29, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12321-3). Danielle must figure out an alernative path when her college plans are upended by a failing grade. Ages 13–18.

Finding You by Lydia Albano (Sept. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-09858-0). When a teen is kidnapped and sold into slavery, she must find the strength to escape and reunite with the boy she loves. Ages 13–18.

Just Friends by Tiffany Pitcock (Aug. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-250-08405-7). Two teens who develop a friendship built on lies must decide whether or not their love is true. Ages 13–18.

Kissing Max Holden by Katy Upperman (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-11116-6). Life gets complicated when Jillian is caught kissing the bad boy next door. Ages 13–18.

Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann (Jan. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-13612-1). Afraid of explaining her asexuality, Alice has given up on finding love—until love finds her. Ages 13–18.

The Midnight Dance by Nikki Katz (Oct. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12371-8). After falling in love with the kitchen boy, a ballet student vows to escape her mysterious Italian boarding school. Ages 13–18.

My New Crush Gave to Me by Shani Petroff (Oct. 31, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-250-13032-7). A girl rigs the school Secret Santa exchange to woo the boy of her dreams. Ages 13–18.


The Black Angel Chronicles continues with You Won’t Know I’m Gone by Kristen Orlando (Jan. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12361-9), ages 13–18.


Ban This Book by Alan Gratz (Aug. 29, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-8556-7). When her favorite book is banned from the school library, Amy starts her own illegal locker library. Ages 8–12.

Macmillan/Tor Teen

Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk (Jan. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-8009-8). The legendary Spartacus is recast as a fierce female warrior in this tale of a 17-year-old princess and a handsome gladiator. Ages 13–17.

Ferocious by Paula Stokes (Aug. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-8096-8). The sequel to Vicarious is a psychological thriller with a protagonist out for vengeance. Ages 13–18.

Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington (Jan. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-9227-5). Two exes reunite on a cross-country battle-of-the-bands tour in this debut contemporary romance. Ages 13–18.

When I Cast Your Shadow by Sarah Porter (Sept. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-8056-2). Sixteen-year-old Ruby has nightly dreams about her older brother, Dashiell, who died of an overdose, not knowing that his ghost is seeking to possess her body. Ages 13–18.


The Dark Intercept sci-fi trilogy begins with The Dark Intercept by Julia Keller (Nov. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-8762-2), ages 13–18. Flying by Carrie Jones soars along with Enhanced (Oct. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-3658-3), ages 13–18. The Rains Brothers kicks off with Last Chance by Gregg Hurwitz, in his YA debut (Oct. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-8269-6), ages 13–18. Seriously Wicked by Tina Connolly adds Seriously Hexed (Nov. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-8377-8), ages 13–18.


Between the Blade and the Heart by Amanda Hocking (Jan. 2, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-250-08479-8). This duology debut introduces a teenage Valkyrie, people charged with returning immortals to the afterlife by slaying them. Ages 12–18.

Not Now, Not Ever by Lily Anderson (Nov. 21, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-14210-8). In this sequel to The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You, Elliot joins a group of nerdy and highly gifted kids at a summer camp, where she hopes to win a college scholarship. Ages 12–18.

Shadowsong by S. Jae-Jones (Jan. 30, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12913-0). Liesl returns to the Underground to solve the mystery of life, death, and the Goblin King in this sequel to Wintersong. Ages 12–18.

Everything Must Go by Jenny Davis (Oct. 3, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-11976-6). At a hippie Quaker school for the gifted, a feminist teen grapples with standing out and first love. Ages 14–19.

I Hate Everyone But You by Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin (Sept. 5, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12932-1). Texts and emails relay the story of two girls starting college on opposite sides of the country. Ages 14–19.


Tales of a New World welcomes Sun Warrior by P.C. Cast (Oct. 17, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-10075-7), ages 12–18.


A Feel Better Book for Little Worriers by Holly Brochmann and Leah Bowen, illus. by Shirley Ng-Benitez (Aug. 7, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-4338-2718-1), is a rhyming picture book for children who are developing anxious feelings. Ages 3–6.

Chicken or Egg: Who Comes First? by Brenda S. Miles and Susan D. Sweet, illus. by Melon + Mandarina (Sept. 12, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-4338-2719-8). Competing with each other, two friends get upset when they lose, until they realize it’s more fun to play together, win or lose. Ages 4–8.

Did You Hear? A Story About Gossip by Frank J. Sileo, illus. by Jennifer Zivoin (Oct. 9, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-4338-2720-4), uses serious and silly rumors to illustrate the concept of gossip and its effects. Ages 4–8.

I See You by Michael Genhart, illus. by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff (Oct. 9, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-4338-2758-7). This wordless tale depicts the trials of a homeless woman whom only one boy can see. Ages 4–8.

Jacqueline and the Beanstalk: A Tale of Facing Giant Fears by Susan D. Sweet and Brenda S. Miles, illus. by Valeria Docampo (Sept. 12, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-4338-2682-5). A princess stars in this fairytale retelling, which aims to help kids manage their worries and face their fears. Ages 4–8.

So Many Smarts! by Michael Genhart, illus. by Holly Clifton-Brown (Sept. 12, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-4338-2722-8), introduces readers to a variety of “smarts,” emphasizing there are many ways to be smart. Ages 4–8.

Feminism from A to Z by Gayle E. Pitman (Oct. 23, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-4338-2721-1) is an alphabetical primer on feminism. Ages 15–18.


New Books for Nourishing Friendships by Michael Genhart, illus. by Steve Mack, are Cake & I Scream! ...Being Bossy Isn’t Sweet (Aug. 7, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-4338-2759-4), Mac & Geeeez! ...Being Real Is What It’s All About (Aug. 7, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-4338-2723-5), and Peanut Butter & Jellyous: ...Sometimes Friendships Get Sticky(Aug. 7, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-4338-2337-4), ages 4–8. And What to Do Guides for Kids issues What to Do When You Don’t Want to Be Apart: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Separation Anxiety by Kristen Lavallee and Silvia Schneider, illus. by Janet McDonnell (Aug. 9, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-4338-2713-6), ages 6–10.

Mandel Vilar

Maria the Monarch by Homero Aridjis, trans. by Eva Aridjis, illus. by Juan Palomino (Sept. 12, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-942134-34-3; paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-942134-33-6). Two cousins in Mexico campaign to protect Monarch butterflies in this story about this species’ habitats and efforts to save them from extinction. Ages 8–12.

Manic D


Wee Rebels introduces We Say NO! A Child’s Guide to Resistance by John Seven and Jana Christy (Sept. 12, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-945665-06-6), ages up to 3.


Black Panther: The Young Prince by Ronald L. Smith (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-8764-9). A boy becomes King of Wakanda and assumes the role of Black Panther from his father. Ages 8–12.

Runaways by Christopher Golden (Oct. 31, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-8201-9). A group of teenagers discovers that their parents are part of an evil crime organization known as the Pride. Ages 12–18.


Marvel Monsters Unleashed! issues The Brute That Walks (Jan. 16, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-368-01066-5) and When Trull Attacks! (Oct. 3, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-368-00249-3) by Steve Behling, ages 8–12. And Avengers: Ms. Marvel’s Fists of Fury by Calliope Glass (Oct. 3, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-8146-3) is a new Mighty Marvel Chapter Book, ages 8–12.


Big Bear Can’t Fall Asleep by Adeline Ruel (Sept. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-988-8341-49-8). Unable to sleep, Big Bear searches out something to snuggle with. Ages up to 3.

Everyman by Werner Thuswaldner, illus. by Julian Crouch (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-988-8240-48-7), is a simplified version of this fable about the importance of sharing what one has with others. Ages up to 5.

Aunt Fanny’s Star by Feridun Oral and Bridget Weineger (Sept. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-988-8341-30-6). Bunnies star in this tale aimed at children dealing with the death of a loved one. Ages 3–5.

Little Santa by Yoko Maruyama (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-988-8341-46-7). When Santa sprains his ankle, his son steps in to deliver gifts. Ages 3–5.

Sweet Dreams, Bruno by Knister, illus. by Eve Tharlet (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-988-8341-21-4). A marmot who reluctantly agrees to hibernate dreams of playing with his friends in the spring. Ages 3–5.

This Way, That Way by Anne Louchard (Sept. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-988-8341-41-2). This lift-the-flap book shows various ways a giraffe can sleep. Ages 3–5.

The Frog Prince by Jacob Grimm and William Grimm, illus, by Sybille Schenker (Oct. 1, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-988-8341-47-4), features laser die-cut paper and silhouette-like illustrations. Ages 5–7.

Pompon by Geraldine Elschner, illus. by Joanna Bolliot (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-988-8341-43-6). Inspired by François Pompon’s bear sculpture in the Louvre, this tale reveals the power of imagination to bring art to life. Ages 5–7.


Little Bear and Mama Bear return in Too Big, Too Small by Catherine Leblanc, illus. by Eve Tharlet (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-988-8341-42-9), ages 3–5.


Happy Birthday! by Mamoru Suzuki (Nov. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-940842-20-2) conveys the all-encompassing love parents have for their children. Ages 3–5.

Polar Bear Postman by Seigo Kijima (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-940842-21-9). A polar bear postmaster receives a card from a crane couple, asking for help finding their missing chick. Ages 5–7.


Kuma-Kuma Chan is back in Kuma-Kuma Chan’s Travels by Kazue Takahashi (Oct. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-940842-18-9), ages up to 3.