Sasquatch/Little Bigfoot

Frank the Seven-Legged Spider by Michaele Razi (Sept. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63217-128-3). A spider wakes up one day to discover he’s missing a leg, prompting him to go on a journey of self-discovery. Ages 4–8.

Where’s Halmoni? by Julie Kim (Oct. 3, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-63217-077-4). In this graphic novel, two children’s search for their missing halmoni (grandmother) leads them into a world filled with mischievous goblins and other creatures inspired by Korean folklore. Ages 5–9.


Larry Gets Lost adds Larry Gets Lost in San Diego by John Skewes and Eric Ode (Oct. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63217-121-4), ages 3–7. Little Kunoichi, the Ninja Girl welcomes Chibi Samurai Wants a Pet by Sanae Ishida (Aug. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63217-117-7), ages 3–7.


The Cycling Wangdoos by Kelly Pulley (Oct. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-5406-9) is a rhyming tale of an unlikely cycling team. Ages up to 6.

Gruel Snarl Draws a Wild Zugthing by Jeff Jantz (Sept. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-5397-0). Modeling-clay character Gruel Snarl is driving his mom zonkers, so she helps him put his imagination into action. Ages up to 6.

Mr. Owliver: Magic at the Museum by Carolyn Bracken (Nov. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-5427-4). The adventures of museum night watchman Mr. Owliver help introduce readers to art masterpieces of the world. Ages up to 6.

Wind and Oyster Jack by Marcia Moore, illus. by Heather Crow (Nov. 28, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-5422-9). Oyster Jack finds a way to help his friend Wind stay warm out on the Chesapeake Bay. Ages up to 6.

Bicycling Rules of the Road: The Adventures of Devin Van Dyke by Kelly Pulley (Nov. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-5328-4). Devin tries to follow his mother’s list of safety rules while riding his bike, but friends he meets along the way lead him astray. Ages 5–8.

I Am Going to Outer Space by Tim Young (Sept. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-5385-7). At bedtime, Luis looks at the stars and imagines a trip to outer space. Ages 5–8.

Sticks ’n Stones ’n Dinosaur Bones: Being a Whimsical “Take” on a (Pre)Historical Event by Ted Enik, illus. by G.F. Newland (Sept. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-5394-9). This tale of two rival paleontologists launches the Unhinged History series. Ages 5–8.

Surfer Dude: The Legendary Stallion of Chincoteague by Lois Szymanski, illus. by Linda Kantjas (Aug. 28, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-5366-6), relates the story of a wild stallion who cared for his herd of mares over a lifetime on Chincoteague Island. Ages 5–8.

Unraveling Rose by Brian Wray, illus. by Shiloh Penfield (Sept. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-5393-2). Stuffed bunny Rose loves having fun with the boy she lives with, until she discovers a loose thread dangling from her arm. Ages 5–8.


Monster Jam Official Guidebook by Kiel Phegley (Aug. 29, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-338-20231-1) is the official guidebook to the biggest monster truck brand in the world. Ages 7–up.

Scholastic Book of World Records 2018 (Oct. 31, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-19005-2) showcases world records, social media sensations, and pop culture crazes from the past year. Ages 8–12.

Scholastic Year in Sports 2018 by James Buckley Jr. (Nov. 28, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-18425-9) shines a spotlight on top athletes and sports moments from 2017. Ages 8–12.

Game On! 2018: All the Best Games: Awesome Facts and Coolest Secrets (Aug. 29, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-18993-3), features the most comprehensive guide to all the best games, tech, and YouTube stars. Ages 8–12.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Special Edition 2018 (Aug. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-20027-0) presents incredible facts, strangest discoveries, and weirdest wonders of the world. Ages 8–12.

The Freddy Files (Five Nights at Freddy’s) by Scott Cawthon (Aug. 29, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-338-13934-1) is a guide to the world of the bestselling horror video game, Five Nights at Freddy’s. Ages 12–up.

Mean Girls: A Novel by Micol Ostow, based on the screenplay by Tina Fey (Sept. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-08756-7). This deluxe retelling of the cult classic film contains original bonus content. Ages 14–up.


Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom, illus. by Eone, offers Magic School (Aug. 29, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-22814-4), Christmas Adventure, (Sept. 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-22813-7), The Lost Egg (Dec. 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-23034-5), and The Magical Tale of Ben & Holly (Dec. 26, paperback, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-22353-8), ages 3–5. Molang tie-ins to the Disney Junior TV series launch with Molang: Butterfly Chase by Lana Crespin (Aug. 29, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-22288-3), Molang: Loves by Jenne Simon (Nov. 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-22292-0), and Molang: Winter Adventure by Jenne Simon (Oct. 31, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-22294-4), ages 3–5.

Scholastic Reader, Level 1 introduces Ruby and the Magic Garden (Fairy Hill #1) (Oct. 31, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-338-12180-3) and Luna and the Lost Shell (Fairy Hill #2), both by Cari Meister, illus. by Erika Meza (Oct. 31, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-338-12182-7), and Moby Shinobi: Ninja at the Pet Shop by Luke Flowers (Dec. 26, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-338-18726-7), ages 4–6. What If You Had... rolls along with What If You Had Animal Eyes? by Sandra Markle, illus. by Howard McWilliam (Aug. 29, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-10108-9) ages 4–8.

Fly Guy Presents continues with Why, Fly Guy? Answers to Kids’ BIG Questions by Tedd Arnold (Oct. 10, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-05318-0), ages 5–7. Game On! kicks off with the young gamers’ guide Ready, Set, Play! (Aug. 29, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-338-18994-0), ages 5–7. Owl Diaries picks up The Wildwood Bakery by Rebecca Elliott (Oct. 31, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-16300-1), ages 5–7. Press Start! by Thomas Flintham rolls on with Super Rabbit Racers! (Oct. 31, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-03477-6) and Super Rabbit Boy vs. Super Rabbit Boss! (Jan. 30, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-03475-2), ages 5–7.

Roar of the Thunder Dragon by Tracey West, illus. by Damien Jones (Sept. 12, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-04292-4), and Chill of the Ice Dragon by Tracey West, illus. by Nina de Polonia (Jan. 30, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-16986-7), join Dragon Masters, ages 6–8. Eerie Elementary gains Classes Are Canceled! by Jack Chabert, illus. by Matt Loveridge (Nov. 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-18180-7), ages 6–8. New to Fact Attack is The Byte-Sized World of Technology by Melvin Berger and Gilda Berger, illus. by Frank Rocco and Sarah Watanabe-Rocco (Aug. 29, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-338-04186-6), ages 6–8.

Hilde Cracks the Case by Hilde Lysiak and Matthew Lysiak, illus. by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff, debuts with Hero Dog! (Sept. 12, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-14155-9), Bear on the Loose! (Oct. 31, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-14158-0), and Fire! Fire! (Dec. 26, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-338-21519-9; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-14161-0), ages 6–8. Launching The Last Firehawk by Katrina Charman, illus. by Jeremy Norton, add The Ember Stone (Sept. 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-12213-8) and The Crystal Caverns (Nov. 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-12251-0), ages 6–8. The Magic School Bus Rides Again revs up with Meet the Class by Samantha Brooke (Dec. 26, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-338-20236-6), The Monster Power (Dec. 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-19444-9) and Sink or Swim (Dec. 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-19445-6) by Judy Katschke, ages 6–8. The Notebook of Doom by Troy Cummings adds Monster Notebook (Oct. 10, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-15742-0) and Battle of the Boss-Monster (Dec. 26, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-338-03457-8; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-03456-1), ages 6–8.

American Girl: Real Stories from My Time presents Titanic by Emma Carlson Berne (Dec. 26, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-338-14892-3), ages 7–10 and The Underground Railroad by Bonnie Bader (Dec. 26, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-338-14892-3), ages 8–12. American Girl: Girl of the Year 2017 concludes with Gabriela: Time for Change by Varian Johnson (Sept. 26, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-13701-9), ages 8–12. American Girl: Girl of the Year 2018 by Erin Teagan kicks off with Book 1 (Dec. 26, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-18648-2) and Book 2 (Dec. 26, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-18650-5). American Girl: Tenney Grant offers A Song for the Season by Kellen Hertz (Sept. 26, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-13703-3), ages 8–12. American Girl: Z Yang continues with Z on Location by J.J. Howard (Sept. 12, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-13706-4), ages 8–12. Backstories gains R2-D2 and C3PO by Michael Kogge (Dec. 26, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-338-16121-2), ages 8–12. DC Comics: Secret Hero Society offers Detention of Doom by Derek Fridolfs, illus. by Dustin Nguyen (Dec. 26, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-03312-0), ages 8–12. New to Shadow House is No Way Out by Dan Poblocki (Aug. 29, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-92552-5), ages 8–12.

Spirit Animals: Fall of the Beasts welcomes The Wildcat’s Claw by Varian Johnson (Oct. 10, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-11667-0) and Book 7 by Christina Diaz Gonzalez (Jan. 30, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-11669-4), ages 8–12. Game On! greets All-Time Gaming Records (Dec. 26, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-338-18995-7), ages 8–up. Horizon gains Deadzone by Jennifer A. Nielsen (Sept. 12, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-12141-4) and Horizon #3 by Jude Watson (Jan. 30, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-18701-4), ages 9–12. Five Nights at Freddy’s picks up Survival Journal by Scott Cawthon (Dec. 26, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-338-22930-1), ages 12–up. And Last Descendants: An Assassin’s Creed Novel Series adds Fate of the Gods by Matthew J. Kirby (Dec. 26, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-16395-7), ages 12–up.

Also due are additions, in various formats, to the following series: Lego, Lego Batman Movie, Lego City, Lego DC Super Heroes, Lego Nexo Knights, Lego Ninjago Movie, Peppa Pig, Pokémon, and Shopkins: Shoppies.

Scholastic en Español

Titles in Spanish

¡Es la hora de los esqueletos! (It’s Skeleton Time!) by Ana Galan, illus. by Rodrigo Lujan (Aug. 29, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-338-18785-4), ages 4–8.

Series in Spanish

José el Chévere (Groovy Joe) adds A bailar y contar en la fiesta by Eric Litwin, illus. by Tom Lichtenheld (Sept. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-18786-1), ages 3–5. Peppa Pig returns in Cuentos de Peppa en cinco minutos, illus. by Eone (Sept. 26, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-18789-2), ages 3–5. Diario de una lechuza (Owl Diaries) continues with Una boda en el bosque (A Woodland Wedding) by Rebecca Elliott (Aug. 29, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-15905-9), ages 5–7.¡Presiona Empezar! (Press Start!) gains ¡Fin del juego, Súper Chico Conejo! (Game Over, Super Rabbit Boy!) by Thomas Flintham (Aug. 29, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-15907-3), ages 5–7. Feucho y Pablo (Ugly Cat & Pablo) launches with Feúcho y Pablo by Isabel Quintero, illus. by Tom Knight (Aug. 29, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-18787-8), ages 7–10. Hombre Perro (Dog Man) by Dav Pilkey kicks off with Hombre Perro (Aug. 29, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-11416-4), ages 7–10. And Wish greets Allie, Ganadora por fin by Angela Cervantes (Aug. 29, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-18788-5), ages 8–12.

Scholastic Nonfiction

The Periodic Table by Sean Callery and Miranda Smith (Sept. 26, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-338-18503-4) is a full-color photographic guide to the 118 elements. Ages 8–12.

Bad Princess: True Tales from Behind the Tiara by Kris Waldherr (Jan. 30, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1338-04798-1) offers real-life stories from the lives of young royals from the Middle Ages to modern times. Ages 9–12.

Scholastic Paperbacks


The Bad Guys are back in The Bad Guys in Attack of the Zittens (Aug. 29, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-338-08753-6) and The Bad Guys in Intergalactic Gas (Dec. 26, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-338-18957-5) by Aaron Blabey, ages 7–10. Chocolate Lab by Eric Luper debuts with The Chocolate Lab (Oct. 10, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-60166-5), Top Dog (Oct. 10, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-90243-4), and Tug-of-War (Oct. 10, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-90242-7), ages 7–10. Dr. Kittycat is on call with Logan the Puppy by Jane Clarke (Jan. 30, paper $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-20019-5), ages 7–10. Key Hunters by Eric Luper offers The Risky Rescue (Dec. 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-21229-7), ages 7–10. Monster Itch adds Vampire Trouble by David Lubar (Sept. 12, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-545-87349-9), ages 7–10. Unicorn in New York by Rachel Hamilton flies along with Louie in a Spin! (Oct. 10, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-05515-3) and Louie Makes a Splash! (Jan. 30, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-05518-4), ages 7–10. Victor Shmud, Total Expert by Jim Benton greets Night of the Living Things (Dec. 26, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-545-93234-9), ages 7–10. And I Am Slappy’s Evil Twin joins Goosebumps SlappyWorld by R.L. Stine (Sept. 26, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-06839-9), ages 8–12. New Wish novels include Carols and Crushes by Natalie Blitt (Oct. 31, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-16648-4) and Pugs and Kisses (Jan. 2, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-19457-9), ages 8–12.

Also due are additions, in various formats, to the following long-running series for readers ages 7–10: Geronimo Stilton, Geronimo Stilton and the Kingdom of Fantasy, Geronimo Stilton Cavemice, Geronimo Stilton Micekings, Geronimo Stilton Spacemice, Thea Stilton I Survived, Notebook of Doom, Puppy Place, and Rainbow Magic.

Scholastic Press

Ducks Away! by Mem Fox, illus. by Judy Horacek (Jan. 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-18566-9), is a counting book starring Mother Duck and her ducklings. Ages 3–5.

The Koala Who Could by Rachel Bright, illus. by Jim Field (Oct. 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-13908-2). Kevin the Koala learns how to embrace change in his safe, slow-paced, familiar life. Ages 3–5.

Superbat by Matt Carr (Aug. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-16052-9). Pat the bat proves himself the superhero he has always wanted to be in this picture book debut. Ages 3–5.

Thank You, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony (Sept. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-15836-6) offers a tale about the importance of saying “thank you” and recognizing that it’s the thought that counts when giving and receiving gifts. Ages 3–5.

Thelma the Unicorn by Aaron Blabey (Oct. 31, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-15842-7). Ordinary pony Thelma wishes with all her heart to be a unicorn. Ages 3–5.

Tiny and the Big Dig by Sherri Duskey Rinker, illus. by Matt Myers (Jan. 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-90429-2). Tiny the dog digs and digs for a bone he just knows is deep underground. Ages 3–5.

Big Sister, Little Monster by Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum, illus. by Edwin Fotheringham (Sept. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-83192-5), explores some of the ups and downs of having a sibling. Ages 4–8.

Robinson by Peter Sís (Sept. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-73166-9). Sís blends a true story from his childhood with the fictional adventure of Robinson Crusoe in this picture book. Ages 4–8.

Why Am I Me? by Paige Britt, illus. by Selina Alko and Sean Qualls (Sept. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-05314-2), celebrates humanity, compassion, and diversity as two characters consider the titular question. Ages 4–8.

Toy Academy: Some Assembly Required by Brian Lynch (Jan. 30, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-14845-9) begins a new illustrated novel series set in the Toy Academy, where toys learn to play. Ages 7–10.

Two’s a Crowd by Flora Ahn (Jan. 30, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-11845-2). This tale of two pug siblings and a favorite toy launches the Pug Pals series by a debut author. Ages 7–10.

The Handbook by Jim Benton (Sept. 26, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-94240-9). Jack and his friend find a seemingly magical Secret Parent’s Handbook and are able to manipulate mysterious goings-on in the neighborhood. Ages 8–12.

Have Sword, Will Travel by Garth Nix and Sean Williams (Oct. 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-25902-6). Odo and Eleanor stumble upon a talking sword named Biter in a dried-up river outside their village and must embark on a quest to save their kingdom. Ages 8–12.

The Incredible Magic of Being by Kathryn Erskine (Oct. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-14851-0). Astronomy enthusiast Julian faces anxiety about his stressed family—and many unknown factors—as they relocate from Washington, D.C., to rural Maine. Ages 8–12.

The Princess Imposter by Vivian Vande Velde (Oct. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-12147-6). Via magic, poised Princess Gabriella and her short-tempered fairy imposter switch places. Ages 8–12.

Sink or Swim: A Novel of WWII by Steve Watkins (Oct. 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-05790-4). Watkins’s courageous tale of 12-year-old Colton is inspired by the true story of the youngest boy who served in WWII. Ages 8–12.

Skeleton Tree by Kim Ventrella (Sept. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-04270-2). In this debut, 12-year-old Stanly and his younger sister Miren are the only ones who see the skeleton growing in their yard. Miren adopts it as a friend, but Stanly thinks it’s making her sick. Ages 8–12.

Smart Cookie by Elly Swartz (Jan. 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-14356-0). Frankie launches Operation Mom, trying to find her father a wife and rebuild her family after her mother’s death. Ages 8–12.

Top Elf by Caleb Huett (Sept. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-05212-1). Huett’s first novel imagines what happens when Santa opens a contest to find his successor. Ages 8–12.

Unschooled by Allan Woodrow (Aug. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-11688-5). Principal Klein hopes that Spirit Week will help the worst fifth graders he has ever seen learn teamwork. Ages 8–12.

The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis (Jan. 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-15666-0). In order to survive after his father dies, 12-year-old Charlie finds himself in a dangerous, morally challenging position working for a fearsome man, hunting fugitives who escaped slavery. Ages 9–12.

Martin Rising: Requiem for a King by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illus. by Brian Pinkney (Jan. 2, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-545-70253-9), celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.’s nonviolent struggle for civil rights. Ages 9–12.

Polaris by Michael Northrop (Oct. 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-29716-5). After adults stage a bloody mutiny and abandon ship, a crew of children must pilot a ship across unfamiliar seas while a strange creature lurks belowdecks. Ages 9–12.

The Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade by Jordan Sonnenblick (Aug. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-86320-9). Maverick carries a toy sheriff’s badge that his father left him, to remind him of his dad, and to try to make school a better place for everyone, even when it’s a challenge. Ages 9–12.

Don’t Cosplay with My Heart by Cecil Castellucci (Jan. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-12549-8). Edan’s passion for dressing up like her favorite character helps her deal with her family stress and connect with her dream boy at a costume competition. Ages 12–up.

Ink by Alice Broadway (Jan. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-19699-3). This debut fantasy-mystery takes place in Saintstone, where every achievement, every failing, every significant moment is immortalized on your skin. Ages 12–up.

The Knowing by Sharon Cameron (Oct. 10, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-545-94524-0). Samara is one of the Knowing, who do not forget, in this companion to The Forgetting. Ages 12–up.

All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater (Oct. 10, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-545-93080-2) is a tale of darkness, miracles, and family. Ages 14–up.

R.I.P. Eliza Hart by Alyssa Sheinmel (Nov. 28, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-08762-8). When Ellie arrives at a new boarding school, she reconnects with her childhood BFF, who turns on her and then is found dead on campus, rendering Ellie a suspect. Ages 14–up.

The Scarecrow Queen by Melinda Salisbury (Oct. 31, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-19295-7) concludes the Sin Eater’s Daughter fantasy trilogy. Ages 14–up.


Pig the Pug stars in Pig the Elf by Aaron Blabey (Sept. 26, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-22122-0), ages 3–5. Third Grade Mermaid swims along with Third Grade Mermaid and the Unicorns of the Sea by Peter Raymundo (Jan. 30, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-94034-4), ages 6–8. The Spy Next Door by Jay Cooper gains The Curse of the Mummy’s Tummy (Sept. 12, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-545-93298-1), ages 7–10. Ranger in Time continues with D-Day: Battle on the Beach by Kate Messner, illus. by Kelley McMorris (Jan. 30, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-338-13390-5), ages 7–10. American Girl Like Sisters launches with Emma Moves In by Clare Hutton (Aug. 29, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-11499-7), ages 8–12, The Brewster Triplets are back for Revenge of the Angels by Jennifer Ziegler (Oct. 31, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-83902-0), ages 8–12. Crimebiters adds Dog Day Afterschool by Tommy Greenwald (Oct. 10, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-78402-3), ages 8–12.

Erth Dragons by Chris d’Lacey lands The Dark Wyng (Jan. 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-90057-7), ages 8–12. New to Foxcraft is The Mage by Inbali Iserles (Sept. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-69087-4), ages 8–12. Magisterium issues The Silver Mask by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare (Aug. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-52236-6), ages 8–12. Secrets of Bearhaven by K.E. Rocha issues Battle for Bearhaven (Sept. 12, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-545-81306-8), ages 8–12. Upside Down Magic reveals Dragon Overnight by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins (Jan. 30, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-11115-6), ages 8–12. Whatever After rolls along with Abby in Wonderland: Special Edition by Sarah Mlynowski (Sept. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-74664-9), ages 8–12. And The Wish List welcomes Keep Calm and Sparkle On! by Sarah Aronson (Dec. 26, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-545-94159-4), ages 8–12.

Scholastic/Blue Sky

Penguins Love Their ABC’s by Sarah Aspinall (Aug. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-13420-9). Six penguins play a snowy hide-and-seek game to teach readers the alphabet. Ages 3–5.

Bizzy Mizz Lizzie by David Shannon (Oct. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-61943-1). Lizzie, the busiest bee in Hivetown, won’t slow down to appreciate the simple joys in life. Ages 4–8.

Who Killed Darius Drake by Rodman Philbrick (Sept. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-78978-3). In this whodunit, two socially outcast boys set out to find jewels hidden for a century—and unwittingly flush out a murderer. Ages 8–12.


Good Night, Sweetie by Joyce Wan (Aug. 29, novelty, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-04534-5) is a bedtime book featuring glitter and embossing on the cover. All ages.

Sweet Hearts (Nov. 28, novelty, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-338-11099-9) and My Rainbow Surprise (Jan. 30, novelty, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-338-11098-2) by Amy E. Sklansky, illus. by Anna Dunn, are two die-cut early concept books. Ages up to 3.


New to Scholastic Early Learners are First Words Baby Signs (Aug. 29, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-20238-0), Look at Me! (Aug. 29, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-16141-0), My First Book of Shapes (Aug. 29, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-16151-9), Peek-a-Boo! Baby! (Aug. 29, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-16715-3), Touch and Feel 123 (Aug. 29, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-16146-5), Touch and Feel Winter (Sept. 26, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-16145-8), and Lift-the-Flap First 100 Trucks (Dec. 26, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-20242-7), ages up to 3.

Littlest by Brandi Dougherty, illus. by Michelle Todd, gains The Littlest Reindeer (Sept. 26, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-338-15738-3) and The Littlest Valentine (Nov. 28, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-338-15739-0), ages 3–5. StoryPlay greets You Can Never Run Out of Love by Helen Docherty, illus. by Ali Pye (Nov. 28, hardcover, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-338-21543-4), Firehouse! by Mark Teague (Aug. 29, hardcover, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-338-18159-9), and This Is the Kiss by Claire Harcup, illus. by Gabriel Alborozo (Nov. 28, hardcover, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-338-18733-5), ages 3–5. And Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold issues Fly Guy’s Big Family (Sept. 12, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-545-66316-8), ages 4–8.

Scholastic/Chicken House

The Secret of Nightingale Wood by Lucy Strange (Oct. 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-15747-5). Set in 1919, this novel tells a tangled story of friendship, fairy tales, and family secrets. Ages 8–12.

The White Tower by Cathryn Constable (Sept. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-15744-4). Livy is accepted at Temple College, an ancient and exclusive school for the most gifted students, where the strange dream that she can fly may come true. Ages 8–12.


All About Mia by Lisa Williamson (Sept. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-16397-1). A girl who’s a bit of a mess is sandwiched between two seemingly perfect sisters. Ages 14–up.

Kid Alone: A Garvie Smith Mystery by Simon Mason (Oct. 31, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-03649-7). Sometime sleuth Garvie takes a break from exams to help investigate the shooting of a boy from Marsh Academy. Ages 14–up.


Graveyard Shakes by Laura Terry (Sept. 26, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-545-88955-1; paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-88954-4). Victoria teams up with a friendly ghost to search the underworld of a nearby graveyard to find her sister, who has run away from their private boarding school. Ages 8–12.

Swing it, Sunny by Jennifer L. Holm, illus. by Matthew Holm (Sept. 12, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-545-74170-5; paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-74172-9). The sequel to Sunny Side Up finds Sunny anxious and confused about entering middle school. Ages 8–12.

The Witch Boy by Molly Ostertag (Oct. 31, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-338-08952-3; paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-08951-6). In 13-year-old Aster’s family, all the girls are raised to be witches, while boys grow up to be shapeshifters. But Aster wants to break the mold and practice witchcraft. Ages 8–12.

Dream Jumper Book 2: Curse of the Harvester by Greg Grunberg, illus. by Lucas Turnbloom (Oct. 31, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-545-82607-5; paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-82608-2). Ben is put to the test when a new and formidable foe invades his nightmares. Ages 9–12.


Dog Man by Dav Pilkey adds A Tale of Two Kitties (Aug. 29, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-545-93521-0) and Dog Man and Cat Kid (Dec. 26, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-545-93518-0), ages 7–up. The Baby-sitters Club Graphix issues Dawn and the Impossible Three: Full-Color Edition by Ann M. Martin, illus. by Gale Galligan (Sept. 26, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-338-06730-9; paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-338-06711-8), ages 8–12. And Wings of Fire Graphic Novels debuts with The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland (Jan. 2, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-545-94216-4; paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-94215-7), ages 8–12.


Zog and the Flying Doctors by Julia Donaldson, illus. by Axel Scheffler (Sept. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-13417-9). Zog the dragon, Princess Pearl, and Sir Gadabout return with a girl-power story about being true to yourself. Ages 4–8.

Love, Santa by Martha Brockenbrough, illus. by Lee White (Sept. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-70030-6). In a series of letters, a girl writes to Santa to ask about the North Pole, Mrs. Claus, and of course, Christmas goodies. Year after year, Santa writes back, until one year, the girl writes to her mother instead: Mom, are you Santa? Ages 5–7.

Silent Days, Silent Dreams by Allen Say (Oct. 31, hardcover, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-545-92761-1). The Caldecott Medalist imagines the childhood and career of the noted deaf, mute, and autistic American artist James Castle. Ages 8–12.

The Wolf Hour by Sara Lewis Holmes (Sept. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-10797-6) retells the story of “Little Red Riding Hood” with surprising magical twists. Ages 8–12.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Illustrated Edition by Newt Scamander, illus. by Olivia Lomenech Gill (Nov. 7, hardcover, $34.99, ISBN 978-1-338-21679-0) is a full-color edition of Newt Scamander’s classic compendium of magical creatures. Ages 8–up.

Disappeared by Francisco X. Stork (Sept. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-94447-2). A missing girl in Juárez, Mexico, a determined reporter, and a young man on the brink combine for a story of choices, suspense, and survival. Ages 12–up.

Sparrow by Sarah Moon (Oct. 10, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-03258-1). When the one teacher who really understood lonely student Sparrow is killed in a car accident, Sparrow’s world unravels and she’s found on the roof of her school in an apparent suicide attempt. Ages 12–up.


Harry Potter stars in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling, illus. by Jim Kay (Oct. 3, hardcover, $39.99, ISBN 978-0-545-79134-2) and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The Illustrated, Collector’s Edition by J.K. Rowling, illus. by Jim Kay (Oct. 3, hardcover, $275, ISBN 978-1-338-17993-4), ages 8–up. And The Shadowshaper Cypher picks up Shadowhouse Fall by Daniel José Older (Sept. 12, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-545-95282-8), ages 12–up.


Be Brave, Little Penguin by Giles Andrae, illus. by Guy Parker-Rees (Dec. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-15039-1). Pip-Pip would love to join all his friends swimming in the sea, but he’s afraid of water. Ages 3–5.

Good Night, Bunny by Lauren Thompson, illus. by Stephanie Yue (Jan. 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-545-60335-5). Bunny bids “good night” to the drowsy world in this bedtime book.

Old MacDonald Had a Farm by Gris Grimly (Oct. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-11243-6). Grimly’s new take on a preschool favorite features sweeping watercolors and a surprise ending. Ages 3–5.

Princess Truly in My Magical, Sparkling Curls by Kelly Greenawalt, illus. by Amariah Rauscher (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-16719-1). Princess Truly’s curls have the power to transport her on adventures through time and place, including ancient Egypt and outer space. Ages 3–5.

Mary McScary by R.L. Stine, illus. by Marc Brown (Aug. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-03856-9). Mary is determined to find a way to give her seemingly fearless cousin, Harry, a good scare. Ages 4–8.


Groovy Joe by Eric Litwin, illus. by Tom Lichtenheld, gains Dance Party Countdown (Sept. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-88379-5), ages 3–5.


The Date to Save by Stephanie Kate Strohm (Sept. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-14906-7) takes a closer look at what happens when the high school homecoming game and dance, Academic Battle competition, and class elections all are scheduled on the same day. Ages 12–up.

Girl in a Bad Place by Kaitlin Ward (Oct. 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-10105-8). Mailee tries to stop her best friend from moving to the cult-like Haven, a commune in the mountains. Ages 12–up.


Vanilla by Billy Merrell (Oct. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-10092-1). Vanilla and Hunter have been a couple since seventh grade—coming out together, navigating middle school together. Now in high school, they wonder if they can stay in love as they seem to be becoming different people. Ages 14–up.

A Very, Very Bad Thing by Jeffery Self (Oct. 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-11840-7). Marley tells a very big lie—and then has to navigate its repercussions when his boyfriend Christopher’s conservative parents send Christopher to a Pray Away the Gay program. Ages 14–up.

Second Story

Stolen Words by Melanie Florence, illus. by Gabrielle Grimard (Sept. 5, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77260-037-7). A girl and her grandfather rediscover the Cree language together. Ages 5–9.

Water Walker by Joanne Robertson (Sept. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77260-038-4). Nokomis, an Ojibwe grandmother, walks to raise awareness about protecting our water and protecting all of us. Ages 7–9.

On the Spectrum by Jennifer Gold (Sept. 12, paper, $13.95, ISBN 978-1-77260-042-1). A summer in Paris getting to know her autistic half-brother proves a healing adventure for Clara. Ages 12–up.

To Look a Nazi in the Eye: A Teen’s Account of a War Criminal Trial by Kathy Kacer and Jordana Lebowitz (Sept. 12, paper, $13.95, ISBN 978-1-77260-040-7) is the true story of 19-year-old Jordana Lebowitz’s time at the trial of Oskar Groening, known as the bookkeeper of Auschwitz, a man charged with being complicit in the death of more than 300,000 Jews. Ages 12–up.

Shadow Mountain

The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen, adapted by David Warner, illus. by Greg Newbold (Oct. 17, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62972-359-4), is a tie-in to the PBS broadcast of the stage adaptation of The Little Match Girl, which will air in December. Ages up to 5.

Mustaches for Maddie by Chad Morris and Shelly Brown (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62972-330-3). This story of a 12-year-old girl who battles a brain tumor with compassion and humor—including silly fake mustaches—is based on the real experiences of the authors’ daughter. Ages 8–11.


Potion Masters issues The Eternity Elixir by Frank L. Cole (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62972-358-7), ages 10–up.


Little Royal: A Fish Tale by Chelo Manchego (Dec. 19, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61180-497-3). Little Royal likes being a big fish in a small pond. But when he takes his big attitude to other ponds, he learns about humility and compassion. Ages 4–8.

The Show-Off Monkey and Other Taoist Tales by Mark W. McGinnis (Aug. 29, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-61180-347-1) features Taoist wisdom tales inspired by the ancient philosopher Chang Tzu. Ages 5–9.

The Sweeper: A Buddhist Tale by Rebecca Hazell (Aug. 29, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61180-438-6) relates a classic Buddhist story of a servant girl who encounters Buddha while sweeping her master’s house. Ages 5–9.


The Bronze Dog: Stories of the Chinese Zodiac, A Story in English and Chinese by Li Jian (Oct. 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60220-998-5). Two brothers discover a magical bronze dog that changes their lives. Ages 4–8.

Home for Chinese New Year: A Story Told in English and Chinese by Wei Jie, illus. by Xu Can (Oct. 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60220-999-2). Jia Jun’s father makes a long journey home to celebrate the Chinese New Year with his family. Ages 4–8.

I Have a Little Lantern by Gan Dayong (Oct. 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60220-450-8). A girl uses a magic lantern to help reassure creatures who are afraid of the dark. Ages 4–8.

She Writes

Bridge of Gods by Diane Rios (Aug. 15, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-63152-244-4). In this middle grade magical realism novel set in the wilderness of 1800s Oregon, 12-year-old Chloe Ashton is captured by vagabonds and escapes, and must survive in the woods with the magical help of the animals and plants around her. Ages 12–17.

I Like You Like This by Heather Cumiskey (Nov. 7, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-63152-292-5). In 1984 Connecticut, a 16-year-old struggles with addiction, sexuality, cliques, bullies, and first love. Ages 13–up.

She Writes/SparkPress

The Santa Thief by Alane Adams (Nov. 7, hardcover, $15, ISBN 978-1-940716-86-2). In 1920s Pennsylvania, Georgie wants a new pair of ice skates for Christmas, but gets the disappointing news that Santa might not come this year. Ages 4–8.

The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball by Dori Jones Yang (Aug. 15, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-943006-32-8). A boy sent to New England in the 1870s by the Emperor of China as part of a Chinese educational mission falls in love with baseball, even though he’s expressly forbidden to play. Ages 8–12.


The Legends of Orkney offers The Raven God by Alane Adams (Sept. 12, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-943006-36-6), ages 12–16.

Silver Dolphin

100 Farm Words (Sept. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-040-6) and 100 First Words (Aug. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-022-2), illus. by Dawn Machell, are early concept books. Ages up to 3.

Around Town by Courtney Acampora, illus. by Clare Wilson (Sept. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-130-4). A rhyming tour of a busy town. Ages up to 3.

Hey Diddle Diddle and Other Nursery Rhymes (Nov. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-131-1) collects favorite verses. Ages up to 3.

I Love You More Each Day by Gill Lewis, illus. by Louise Ho (Oct. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-042-0). Mommy Bear and Little Bear express their love for each other. Ages up to 3.

A Kiss Goodnight by Claire Wright, illus. by Veronica Vasylenko (Sept. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-041-3). Mommy Hare knows just the way to get Little Hare to go to sleep. Ages up to 3.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Megan Roth (Oct. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-136-6) provides an interactive retelling of the animated Christmas special. Ages up to 3.

T.E.A.M. Rudolph and the Reindeer Games by Joe Troiano (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-078-9). Characters from the animated holiday special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer learn about teamwork. Ages up to 3.

Tiger’s Ocean Adventure: A Peek-Through Story by Megan Roth, illus. by Hazel Quintanilla (Aug. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-132-8). Tiger explores the ocean in his submarine and meets all kinds of friendly sea creatures. Ages up to 3.

Race to the North Pole by Megan Roth, illus. by Klara Hawkins (Oct. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-62686-770-3). Readers can move their fingers along a snowy die-cut path as they meet penguins, elves, reindeer, and Santa. Ages 1–up.

Santa’s Little Helpers by Courtney Acampora, illus. by Kevin Payne (Oct. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-137-3) presents Santa’s busy elves at work and play. Ages 1–up.

Trace Race: One Spooky Night by Megan Roth, illus. by Klara Hawkins (Sept. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-083-3). Young readers can follow the trail—via cutout paths—for an eerie adventure with black cats, ghosts, and goblins. Ages 1–up.

Who’s Inside the Haunted House? by Courtney Acampora, illus. by Edward Miller (Sept. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-079-6), introduces friendly Halloween characters. Ages 1–up.

Joke-a-Thon (Aug. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-024-6) presents more than 250 jokes. Ages 6–up.


First Stories by Miriam Bos adds The Jungle Book (Aug. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-62686-901-1) and Peter Pan (Aug. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-62686-902-8), ages 1–up. New to Peek-a-Boo Sliders, illus. by Nathalie Choux, are Colors (Aug. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-62686-729-1) and Wild Animals (Aug. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-62686-769-7), ages 1–up.

The Shakespeare Stories adapted by Andrew Matthews, illus. by Tony Ross, welcomes Henry V, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Hamlet (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-163-2) and Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet (Aug. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-162-5), ages 6–up.

Legendary Journeys offers Space by Mike Goldsmith, illus. by Sebastian Quigley, Nicholas Forder, Martin Sanders, and Peter Bull (Aug. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62686-966-0), Trains by Philip Steele, illus. by Sebastian Quigley and Nicholas Forder (Oct. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62686-967-7), and Ships by Brian Lavery, illus. by Quigley and Forder (Sept. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62686-965-3), ages 7–up.

Simon & Schuster

Creepy Pair of Underwear! by Aaron Reynolds, illus. by Peter Brown (Aug. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-0298-0). Jasper Rabbit is freaked out when his new big rabbit underwear suddenly glows in the dark. Ages 4–8.

The Legend of Old Befana: An Italian Christmas Story by Tomie dePaola (Nov. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7763-5) is an Italian Christmas folktale about Old Befana’s search for the Christ Child. Ages 4–8.

A Night Out with Mama by Quvenzhané Wallis, illus. by Vanessa Brantley Newton (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5880-1). This tale of a girl’s big night out is inspired by actress Wallis’s trip to the Academy Awards. Ages 4–8.

Pillowland by Laurie Berkner, illus. by Camille Garoche (Nov. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6467-3), is a bedtime picture book featuring lyrics to Berkner’s popular song. Ages 4–8.

Sam & Eva by Debbie Ridpath Ohi (Oct. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-1628-3). Budding artists Sam and Eva must learn to cooperate when the masterpieces they draw come to life. Ages 4–8.

Shai & Emmie Star in Break an Egg! (Oct. 3, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5882-5) and Shai & Emmie Star in Dancy Pants! (Jan. 9, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5885-6) by Quvenzhané Wallis, with Nancy Ohlin, illus. by Sharee Miller, are the launch titles in a new series about two best friends who are destined for superstardom. Ages 6–10.

Charlie Numbers and the Man in the Moon by Ben Mezrich and Tonya Mezrich (Nov. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4847-5). Charlie is recruited to use his mathematical prowess to discover what happened to a box of stolen moon rocks. Ages 8–12.

The Explorer by Katherine Rundell (Sept. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-1945-1). Fred, Con, Lila, and Max must survive in the Amazon after their plane crashes and the pilot dies upon landing. Ages 8–12.

Karma Khullar’s Mustache by Kristi Wientge (Aug. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7770-3). Debut author Wientge tackles the subject of female body hair and self-esteem as her protagonist begins middle school. Ages 8–12.

Under the Bottle Bridge by Jessica Lawson (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4842-0). Twelve-year-old Minna discovers mysterious bottle messages under one of the village’s 300-year-old bridges, and can’t help but wonder who’s leaving them, what they mean, and, if they might be for her. Ages 8–12.

Autoboyography by Christina Lauren (Sept. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8168-7). Two boys—one from a conservative religious community, one from a progressive family—fall in love during a writing seminar for honor students. Ages 14–up.

Kaleidoscope Song by Fox Benwell (Sept. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7767-3). Set in South Africa, Benwell’s novel explores the relationship between two girls who fall in love, the practice of corrective rape, and the risks and power of using your voice. Ages 14–up.


An Ada Lace Adventure by Emily Calandrelli, with Tamson Weston, illus. by Renée Kurilla, debuts with Ada Lace, on the Case (Aug. 29, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8598-2) and Ada Lace Sees Red (Aug. 29, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8601-9), ages 6–10. George’s Secret Key greets George and the Blue Moon by Stephen Hawking and Lucy Hawking, illus. by Garry Parsons (Nov. 7, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6630-1), ages 8–12. Joining Section 13 is The Fourth Ruby by James R. Hannibal (Oct. 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6712-4), ages 8–12. Spy School by Stuart Gibbs continues with Spy School Secret Service (Oct. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7782-6), ages 8–12. Children of Refuge (Sept. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-5006-6) joins Children of Exile by Margaret Peterson Haddix, ages 10–up. Randoms by David Liss rolls on with Renegades (Sept. 19, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-1785-3), ages 10–up. The Potion Diaries by Amy Alward welcomes Going Viral (Oct. 31, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4384-5), ages 12–up.

The Anchor & Sophia by Tommy Wallach launches with Strange Fire (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6838-1), ages 14–up. The Diabolic gains The Empress by S.J. Kincaid (Oct. 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0992-7), ages 14–up. Lock & Mori by Heather W. Petty concludes with Final Fall (Nov. 28, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2309-0), ages 14–up. The Nahx Invasions by G.S. Prendergast begins with Zero Repeat Forever (Aug. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8184-7), ages 14–up. And The Shaw Confessions makes its debut with The Becoming of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin (Nov. 7, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5643-2), ages 14–up.


Bamboo for Me, Bamboo for You! by Fran Manushkin, illus. by Purificacion Hernandez (Nov. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5063-8). Panda twins Miranda and Amanda frolic, fight, and fuss over their favorite treat. Ages 4–8.

Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell by Sue Hendra (Dec. 12, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9032-0). Norman is a slug who longs to be a snail—if only he could find the perfect shell. Ages 4–8.

Through Your Eyes: My Child’s Gift to Me by Ainsley Earhardt, illus. by Ji-hyuk Kim (Nov. 7, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0959-0). Earhardt reflects on her experiences as a mother and views wonders of the world through a child’s eyes. Ages 4–8.

Who Am I? by Jeffrey Turner (Oct. 24, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5304-2). A rabbit pretends to be every other animal—pig, owl, tiger, mouse, frog—than who he is really is. Ages 4–8.

EngiNerds by Jarrett Lerner (Sept. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6872-5). A group of brainiac friends must stave off the robots that their pal Dan made for them. Ages 8–12.

Ethan Marcus Stands Up by Michele Weber Hurwitz (Sept. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8925-6). Perennial good kid Ethan has just done the unthinkable: he refuses to stay seated during class. Ages 8–12.

The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street by Lindsay Currie (Oct. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7704-8). A girl unravels a centuries-old mystery after her family moves into a haunted house. Ages 8–12.

Best. Night. Ever.: A Story Told from Seven Points of View by Rachele Alpine, Ronni Arno, Alison Cherry, Stephanie Faris, Jen Malone, Gail Nall, and Dee Romito (Aug. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8660-6). Seven authors write about seven classmates who are preparing for an epic dance at Lynnfield Middle School. Ages 9–13.

Halfway Normal by Barbara Dee (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7851-9). Cancer survivor Norah must readjust to “normal” middle school life after completing two years of treatment. Ages 9–13.


The Dinosaur That... offers The Dinosaur That Pooped a Planet! by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter, illus. by Garry Parsons (Sept. 5, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9866-1), ages 4–8. Piper Morgan stars in Piper Morgan Plans a Party by Stephanie Faris, illus. by Lucy Fleming (Nov. 14, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0385-7), ages 6–9. The Friendship Garden grows with A Squirmy, Wormy Surprise by Jenny Meyerhoff, illus. by Éva Chatelain (Sept. 12, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7054-4), ages 7–10. Penelope Perfect returns in Lucky Jars & Broken Promses by Chrissie Perry (Aug. 8, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9087-0), ages 7–10. An Orchard Novel greets Once Upon a Winter by Megan Atwood (Dec. 19, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9049-8), ages 7–11.

Joining Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder by Jo Nesbø, illus. by Mike Lowery, is Silent (but Deadly) Night (Oct. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0999-6), ages 8–12. Five Kingdoms by Brandon Mull wraps up with Time Jumpers (Oct. 24, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-9712-2), ages 8–12. Framed! by James Ponti expands with Vanished! (Aug. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3633-5), ages 8–12. Galactic Hot Dogs by Max Brallier, illus. by Rachel Maguire and Nichole Kelley, serves up Revenge of the Space Pirates (Oct. 24, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2498-1), ages 8–12. Goddess Girls by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams gains Medea the Enchantress (Dec. 5, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7017-9), ages 8–12.

History’s Worst launches with Adolf Hitler by James Buckley (Aug. 15, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7942-4) and Jack the Ripper by Michael Burgan (Aug. 15, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7945-5), ages 8–12. Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger expands with Nightfall (Nov. 7, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9740-4), ages 8–12. The Littlest Bigfoot sails along with Little Bigfoot, Big City by Jennifer Weiner (Oct. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7077-3), ages 8–12. Real Sports Content Network Presents adds Becky Sauerbrunn (Nov. 21, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8216-5) and Tamba Hali (Nov. 21, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8219-6), both by David Seigerman, ages 8–12. Royal Rabbits of London debuts with The Royal Rabbits of London by Santa Montefiore and Simon Sebag Montefiore, illus. by Kate Hindley (Dec. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9860-9), ages 8–12.

Story Thieves by James Riley offers Pick the Plot (Sept. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6128-3), ages 8–12. Dork Diaries continues with Dork Diaries #12 by Rachel Renée Russell (Oct. 17, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0560-8), ages 9–13. Maddie Ziegler premieres with The Audition by Maddie Ziegler (Oct. 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8636-1), ages 9–13. Max by Rob Vlock marches on with Sven Carter & the Trashmouth Effect (Oct. 3, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9013-9), ages 9–13. Mix welcomes No Place Like Home by Dee Romito (Sept. 19, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9108-2), ages 9–13. Valkyrie by Kate O’Hearn issues War of the Realms (Jan. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4743-0), ages 9–13.

Beyond Baylor by Robert Imfeld adds Baylor’s Guide to Dreadful Dreams (Oct. 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6639-4), ages 10–14. The Assassin’s Curse (Sept. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0523-3) joins Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands, ages 10–14. Bounders by Monica Tesler adds The Forgotten Shrine by (Dec. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4599-3), ages 10–14. And Pyramid Hunters by Peter Vegas expands with Bones of the Sun God (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4582-5), ages 10–14.

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More Girls Who Rocked the World: Heroines from Ada Lovelace to Misty Copeland by Michelle Roehm McCann (Oct. 3, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-58270-641-2) profiles 45 more movers and shakers who made a difference before turning 20, from Annie Oakley and Queen Victoria to Malala Yousafzai and Adele. Ages 8–12.


The Bell Rang by James E. Ransome (Jan. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-2113-4). A slave girl witnesses the heartbreak and hopefulness of her family, and their plantation community, when her brother escapes for freedom. Ages 4–8.

How the Cookie Crumbled: The True (and Not-So-True) Stories of the Invention of the Chocolate Chip Cookie by Gilbert Ford (Oct. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5067-6). Ford sheds light on the various tales about how this sweet treat came to be. Ages 4–8.

I Am Loved by Nikki Giovanni, illus. by Ashley Bryan (Jan. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0492-2), features 12 Giovanni poems selected by Bryan. Ages 4–8.

In Your Hands by Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Brian Pinkney (Sept. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6293-8). A black mother expresses the many hopes and dreams she has for her child. Ages 4–8.

The Library Book by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark, illus. by Chuck Groenink (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6092-7). This celebration of books, reading, and libraries is based on the song by Chapin and Mark. Ages 4–8.

Little Red Riding Sheep by Linda Ravin Lodding, illus. by Cale Atkinson (Aug. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5748-4). Arnold the sheep and his pals take on the lead roles in this retelling of the favorite tale. Ages 4–8.

Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters by Michael Mahin, illus. by Evan Turk (Sept. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4349-4), is a picture-book biography of the blues musician. Ages 4–8.

Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire by Jacqueline Tourville and Amy Guglielmo, illus. by Brigette Barrager (Aug. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6131-3). At a time when studios wanted to hire men and think in black and white, this trailblazing Disney artist painted twinkling emerald skies and magenta horses that could fly. Ages 4–8.

Rot, the Cutest in the World! by Ben Clanton (Dec. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6762-9). A mutant potato learns that he’s pear-fect just the way he is. Ages 4–8.

Forest World by Margarita Engle (Aug. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9057-3). A middle grade novel in verse tells the story of a Cuban-American boy who visits his family’s village in Cuba for the first time—and meets a sister he didn’t know he had. Ages 10–up.

Jump Anyway by Jason Reynolds (Jan. 16, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8624-8) showcases a poem originally performed at the Kennedy Center for the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and later as a tribute to late author Walter Dean Myers. Ages 12–up.

Right Where You Left Me by Calla Devlin (Sept. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8699-6). After Charlotte’s journalist father is kidnapped, she and her mother must overcome their differences and find a way to rescue him. Ages 14–up.


This Beautiful Day by Richard Jackson, illus. by Suzy Lee (Aug. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4139-1). On a rainy day, three children go outdoors to jump, splash, and dance, chasing the rain away. Ages 4–8.

Zack and the Turkey Attack! by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, illus. by Vivienne To (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3779-0). Zack must outsmart a tormenting turkey and solve the mystery surrounding some missing jewelry. Ages 7–11.

Pablo and Birdy by Alison McGhee, illus. by Ana Juan (Aug. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7026-1). A boy who drifted into the seaside town of Isla as a baby searches for answers about where he and his parrot came from. Ages 8–12.

The Whole Sky by Heather Henson (Aug. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-1405-1). When a devastating sickness spreads through a thoroughbred farm community, 12-year-old horse whisperer Sky is determined to find out why all the foals are dying. Ages 10–12.

The Fold by An Na (Sept. 12, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4240-4). In this look at American beauty standards, a Korean-American teenager must decide if she wants to change the way she looks to fit in and get the attention of her crush. Ages 12–up.

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds (Oct. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3825-4). Reynolds’s novel takes place in an elevator, in 60 potent seconds—the time it takes a kid to decide whether or not he’s going to murder the guy who killed his brother. Ages 12–up.

Wait for Me by An Na (Sept. 12, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4243-5). Mina pretends to be a perfect daughter, but her reality is far darker. Ages 12–up.


A Click, Clack Book welcomes Click, Clack, Moo I Love You! by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Betsy Lewin (Dec. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4496-5), ages 4–8. The Chicken Squad adds Gimme Shelter: Misadventures and Misinformation by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Stephen Gilpin (Nov. 14, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0571-4), ages 7–10. The Guardians gains Guardians Chapter Book #5 by William Joyce (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-3056-3), ages 7–11. And Track runs along with Patina by Jason Reynolds (Aug. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5018-8), ages 10–up.

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The Player King by Avi (Oct. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3768-4) offers the true tale of how a boy plucked from the gutter is revealed to be Prince Edward, the King of England. Ages 8–12.


Elites of Eden by Joey Graceffa (Oct. 3, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5011-7453-7). The sequel to Children of Eden continues the adventures of Rowan and reveals his connection to Eden’s rich party-girl Yarrow. Ages 12–up.


Girl Online boots up with Going Solo: The Third Novel by Zoella by Zoe Sugg (Aug. 15, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-5011-6212-1), ages 12–20.

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Car by Kate Dopirak, illus. by Mary Peterson (Dec. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8803-7). A little red car beeps good night to all of his four-wheeled friends in this take on the classic song, “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.” Ages up to 8.

Bumpety, Dunkety, Thumpety-Thump! by K.L. Going, illus. by Simone Shin (Sept. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-3414-1). Two toddlers go on a berry hunt. Ages 2–5.

Festival of Colors by Surishtha Sehgal and Kabir Sehgal, illus. by Vashti Harrison (Jan. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2049-5), introduces Holi, the Indian Festival of Colors. Ages 2–8.

Full of Fall by April Pulley Sayre (Aug. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7984-4) offers a photographic look at the magic—and the science—behind fall leaves. Ages 3–8.

The Antlered Ship by Dashka Slater, illus. by Terry and Eric Fan (Sept. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5160-4). An inquisitive fox sets off on a seafaring voyage with a crew of deer and pigeons. Ages 4–8.

Henny, Penny, Lenny, Denny, and Mike by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Mike Austin (Sept. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4523-8). Five fish find unexpected friendship when some new additions to their tank shake things up. Ages 4–8.

I Wanna Be a Cowgirl by Angela DiTerlizzi, illus. by Elizabet Vukovic (Nov. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5299-1). A girl pretends to be a cowgirl as she pulls on her (rain) boots, saddles up her (stick) horse, and gallops off through the (backyard) hills. Ages 4–8.

Nativity by Cynthia Rylant (Sept. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7041-4). Rylant presents the text of the Nativity story, as told in the King James Bible, alongside her folk-art-style illustrations. Ages 4–8.

The Shape of the World: A Portrait of Frank Lloyd Wright by K.L. Going, illus. by Lauren Stringer (Sept. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-7821-3). In this picture-book biography, a boy who loves to find shapes in nature grows up to be one of America’s greatest architects. Ages 5–10.

The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid by Jeanette Winter (Aug. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4669-3) profiles Zaha Hadid, a female Muslim architect celebrated around the world. Ages 5–10.

Rising Above Shepherdsville by Ann Schoenbohm (Jan. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5283-0). In the summer of 1977, 12-year-old Dulcie arrives on the doorstep of her Aunt Bernie’s farmhouse in Ohio, where she copes with her mother’s suicide. Ages 8–12.


ZooBorns grows with ZigZag ZooBorns! Zoo Baby Colors and Patterns by Andrew Bleiman and Chris Eastland (Oct. 17, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3105-7), ages up to 5. And Baby Bear is back in Where, Oh Where, Is Baby Bear? by Ashley Wolff (Oct. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9916-3), ages up to 8.



Incredibuilds gains Marvel: Thor Deluxe Book and Model Set by Joshua Sky (Oct. 3, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68298-068-2) and Spiders Deluxe Book and Model Set (Aug. 15, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68298-018-7), ages 8–up, and Disney Frozen: Olaf Deluxe Book and Model Set by Barbara Bazaldua (Oct. 24, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68298-015-6), ages 12–up.

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Where Is Baby’s Home? (Dec. 19, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0088-7) and Where Is Baby’s Turkey? (Sept. 5, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0089-4) by Karen Katz. Two lift-the-flap books. Ages 1–4.

How Do You Say I Love You? by Hannah Eliot, illus. by Shirley Ng-Benitez (Dec. 5, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0012-2), features the phrase “I love you” in 10 languages. Ages 2–4.

This Little Trailblazer by Joan Holub, illus. by Daniel Roode (Dec. 12, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0106-8), profiles influential women in history. Ages 3–5.

The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, illus. by Antonio Javier Caparo (Sept. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0085-6), is an illustrated version of the classic holiday poem. Ages 4–7.

The Sleeping Beauty by the New York City Ballet, illus. by Valeria Docampo (Dec. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5831-3). This picture book retelling follows the storyline, choreography, and sets of an N.Y.C. Ballet production. Ages 4–8.


New Books for Newborns welcomes Hush a Bye, Baby by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Shahrzad Maydani (Dec. 5, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0139-6), ages up to 3. Let’s Play continues with Let’s Play Football by Nancy Hall (Aug. 29, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0400-7), ages 1–4. A Shine Bright Book picks up The World Shines for You by Jeffrey Burton, illus. by Don Clark (Sept. 5, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9632-2), ages 1–4. Daisy Dreamer stars in The Ice Castle (Nov. 28, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9892-0) and The Not-So-Pretty Pixies (Oct. 3, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9887-6) by Holly Anna, illus. by Genevieve Santos, ages 5–9. Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol debuts with The Haunted House Next Door (Dec. 12, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1038-1) and Ghosts Don’t Ride Bikes, Do They? (Dec. 12, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1041-1) by Andres Miedoso, illus. by Victor Rivas, ages 5–9.


Every Color Soup by Jorey Hurley (Jan. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6999-9) introduces colors, counting, and vegetables. Ages 3–7.

Big Umbrella by Amy June Bates and Juniper Bates, illus. by Amy June Bates (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0658-2). There’s always enough room under the umbrella in this story about acceptance by a mother and her 11-year-old daughter. Ages 4–8.

Bub by Elizabeth Rose Stanton (Jan. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8757-3). The middle monster in a boisterous monster family tries to find a way to stand out from his siblings. Ages 4–8.

Everybunny Count! By Ellie Sandall (Jan. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0014-6). Bunnies and foxes learn to count as they play hide-and-seek. Ages 4–8.

Fred & the Lumberjack by Steven Weinberg (Sept. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2983-2). Fred the beaver is looking for companionship in this picture book about loneliness and finding friendship in unexpected places. Ages 4–8.

The Great Dictionary Caper by Judy Sierra, illus. by Eric Comstock (Jan. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8004-8). When all the words escape from the dictionary for a trip to Hollywood’s annual Lexi-Con, young Noah Webster must restore them, in alphabetical order.

Mighty Tug by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by David Mottram (Jan. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7681-2). The smallest tugboat in the harbor proves the mightiest. Ages 4–8.

Yellow Kayak by Nina Laden, illus. by Melissa Castrillon (Jan. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0194-5). Two best friends go on a sea adventure. Ages 4–8.

Escape from Aleppo by N.H. Senzai (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7217-3). When the Arab Spring sparks a civil war in her native Syria, Nadia and her family are forced to leave their home in Aleppo. Ages 8–12.

His Royal Whiskers by Sam Gayton, illus. by Sydney Hanson (Nov. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9090-0). A young alchemist and a giant cat try to take down an evil czar. Ages 8–12.

Just Dance by Patricia MacLachlan (Sept. 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7252-4). In Pennsylvania coal country in 1911, Corey must work in the mines to help support his family. Ages 8–12.

A Properly Unhaunted Place by William Alexander, illus. by Kelly Murphy (Aug. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6915-9). Two kids try to save their small town by bringing back its ghosts. Ages 8–12.

Zap! by Martha Freeman, illus. by Krista Vossen (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0557-8). A citywide blackout leads Luis into a mystery. Ages 8–12.

The Glass Town Game by Catherynne M. Valente, illus. by Rebecca Green (Sept. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7696-6). Inside a small Yorkshire parsonage, Charlotte and Emily Brontë must enter a fantasy world that they invented in order to rescue their siblings, Branwell and Anne. Ages 10–up.

True Queen by Sarah Fine (Jan. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9060-3) wraps up the Imposter Queen fantasy trilogy. Ages 12–up.

An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson (Sept. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9758-9). A skilled painter must stand up to the ancient power of the faerie courts, even as she falls in love with a faerie prince. Ages 14–up.

Freefall by Joshua David Bellin (Sept. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9165-5). When the 1% and the 99% clash on a devastated planet Earth, the fate of the human race hangs on the actions of two teens from very different backgrounds. Ages 14–up.

The Last to Let Go by Amber Smith (Jan. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8073-4). A twisted tragedy leaves Brooke and her siblings on their own. Ages 14–up.

Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta (Aug. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7199-2). In this first of a duology, Faris must smuggle magic into a plague-ridden neighboring kingdom to save her sister’s life. Ages 14–up.

S&S/Salaam Reads

Salam Alaikum: A Message of Peace by Harris J., illus. by Ward Jenkins (Sept. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8938-6). The lyrics from YouTube sensation Harris J.’s hit song “Salam Alaikum” become a picture book. Ages 4–8.

Yo Soy Muslim: A Father’s Letter to His Daughter by Mark Gonzales, illus. by Mehrdokht Amini (Aug. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8936-2). Muslim and Latino poet Gonzales’s picture book features a parent who encourages their child to find joy and pride in all aspects of their multicultural identity. Ages 4–8.

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Last Star Burning by Caitlin Sangster (Oct. 10, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8613-2). To escape execution for a crime she didn’t commit, 17-year-old Sev is forced to run away from the only home she’s ever known, in this first volume of a new fantasy series. Ages 12–up.

Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman (Sept. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8772-6). Kiko, a half-Japanese teen, grapples with social anxiety and her narcissist mother in the wake of a crushing rejection from art school. Ages 12–up.

The Victoria in My Head by Janelle Milanes (Sept. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8089-5). A shy, rule-following teen joins a rock band and finds herself caught between staying on the path she’s always known and straying off-course to find love, adventure, and danger. Ages 12–up.

Bad Girls with Perfect Faces by Lynn Weingarten (Oct. 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-1860-7) is a thriller told from multiple points of view. Ages 14–up.

The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody (Nov. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9918-7). Over the course of one chaotic night stranded at the Denver airport, Ryn confronts her shattered past. Ages 14–up.

Feral Youth by Shaun David Hutchinson et al. (Sept. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9111-2). Ten teens are left alone in the wilderness during a three-day survival test in this multi-authored novel. Ages 14–up.

Light Years by Emily Ziff Griffin (Sept. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5072-0005-6). As a mysterious virus infects the world’s population, a girl confronting the death of her father begins a quest for spiritual and existential meaning. Ages 14–up.

The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed (Oct. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8173-1). Three misfits come together to avenge the rape of a fellow classmate and in the process trigger a change in the misogynist culture at their high school. Ages 14–up.

Obsessed: A Memoir of My Life with OCD by Allison Britz (Sept. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8918-8). A teenager recounts her debilitating struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder and brings readers through every painful step as she finds her way to the other side. Ages 14–up.

Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard (Jan. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0241-6). A girl who can’t speak and a boy who can’t hear go on a journey of self-discovery. Ages 14–up.

The Rattled Bones by S.M. Parker (Aug. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8204-2). Rilla Brae is haunted by ghostly visions tied to the tainted history of a mysterious island. Ages 14–up.

Sasquatch, Love, and Other Imaginary Things by Betsy Aldredge and Carrie DuBois-Shaw (Aug. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5072-0280-7). This debut novel features a quirky family on the hunt for the mythical Sasquatch. Ages 14–up.

Side Effects, ed. by Jessica Burkhart (Jan. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9464-9). Popular YA authors, including Kami Garcia, Ellen Hopkins, and Maureen Johnson, recount their own experiences with mental illness in this essay collection. Ages 14–up.

This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada (Nov. 7, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9633-9). In Suvada’s debut, gene-hacking genius Cat is the only one who can decode her late father’s message, concealing a vaccine to a horrifying plague. Ages 14–up.

You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon (Jan. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9773-2). Twins navigate first love, their Jewish identity, and opposite results from a genetic test that determines their fate in Solomon’s first novel. Ages 14–up.

Run Away with Me by Mila Gray (Nov. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9096-2). Two friends try to pick up the pieces and let romantic feelings fly when they are reunited seven years after a terrible event separated them. Ages 16–up.


Buffy the Vampire Slayer raises the stakes with Buffy the Vampire Slayer 20 Years of Slaying: The Watcher’s Guide Authorized by Christopher Golden (Oct. 3, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0415-1), ages 14–up. Diary of a Haunting adds Book of Shadows by M. Verano (Sept. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9202-7), ages 14–up. Joining The Effigies is Siege of Shadows by Sarah Raughley (Nov. 21, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6680-6), ages 14–up. And Strange welcomes Strange Lies by Maggie Thrash (Oct. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6203-7), ages 14–up.

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Michael Vey returns in The Final Spark by Richard Paul Evans (Sept. 12, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9703-9), ages 12–up.

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Crayola grows with Chalk It Up: Imagine That! by Cala Spinner, illus. by Erin Gallagher (Aug. 29, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0451-9), The Colors of Love by Tina Gallo (Dec. 12, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1113-5), and I’m Feeling Macaroni and Cheese by Tina Gallo, illus. by Clair Rossiter (Aug. 29, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0200-3), ages 2–5.

The Star Movie greets Bo and Friends by Maggie Testa (Oct. 10, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1478-5), ages 2–5; They Followed the Star, adapted by A.E. Dingee (Oct. 10, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1480-8), ages 3–7, and The Star Junior Novelization, adapted by Tracey West (Oct. 10, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1461-7), ages 8–12. Mouse by Lauren Thompson, illus. by Buket Erdogan, gains Mouse Loves Snow (Nov. 14, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0181-5) and Mouse Loves Spring (Dec. 12, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0184-6), ages 3–5. New to My First is My First Yoga Class by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, photos by Jill Wachter (Aug. 29, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0484-7), ages 3–5.

Sherlock Gnomes expands with Gnome, Sweet Gnome by Tina Gallo (Dec. 12, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1054-1), ages 3–7. Juliet Saves the Day! adapted by A.E. Dinee (Dec. 12, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1094-7), ages 5–7, and Sherlock Gnomes Movie Novelization (Dec. 12, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0955-2), ages 8–12. Ready-to-Reads issues Emmett and the Bright Blue Cape by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Henry Cole (Sept. 26, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5869-6), ages 4–6. Living in... rolls along with Living in... South Korea by Chloe Perkins, illus. by Tom Woolley (Oct. 24, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0142-6), ages 5–7.

Voltron Legendary Defender offers The Blade of Marmora, adapted by Cala Spinner, illus. by Patrick Spaziante (Dec. 12, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1018-3), ages 5–7, Battle for the Black Lion, adapted by Natalie Shaw (Aug. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0922-4), The Rise of Voltron, adapted by Cala Spinner, illus. by Patrick Spaziante (Aug. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0919-4), Space Mall by Natalie Shaw (Dec. 12, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1021-3), ages 5–9, and The Paladin’s Handbook: Official Guidebook of Voltron Legendary Defender by R.J. Cregg (Aug. 15, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0903-3), ages 6–up.

Harlem Globetrotters nets Here Come the Harlem Globetrotters by Larry Dobrow (Aug. 29, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8745-0) and Superstar Story of the Harlem Globetrotters by Larry Dobrow (Dec. 12, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8748-1), ages 6–8.

Secrets of American History marches on with Heroes Who Risked Everything for Freedom: Civil War by Patricia Lakin, illus. by Valerio Fabbretti (Oct. 3, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9972-9), ages 6–8. Trollhunters gains Jim Lake Jr.’s Survival Guide by Cala Spinner (Dec. 12, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1321-4), The Adventure Begins by Richard Hamilton (Dec. 12, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1292-7), and Welcome to the Darklands by Richard Hamilton (Dec. 12, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1287-3), ages 8–12. The Hidden World of Changers reveals The Changer War by H.K. Varian (Oct. 31, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0145-7), ages 8–12.

Also due are additions, in various formats, to the following series: Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks, Batman, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Dinosaur Train, Kung Fu Panda TV, Miffy, Olivia, Peanuts, PJ Masks, and Teletubbies.


ABCs from Space: A Discovered Alphabet by Adam Voiland (Aug. 29, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9428-1). Scientist and writer Voiland serves up an alphabet featuring unaltered images of Earth from above. Ages 4–8.

Dumpling Dreams: How Joyce Chen Brought the Dumpling from Beijing to Cambridge by Carrie Clickard, illus. by Katy Wu (Sept. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6707-0), introduces chef Joyce Chen, famous for popularizing Chinese food in the northeastern United States. Ages 4–8.

I Have a Balloon by Ariel Bernstein, illus. by Scott Magoon (Sept. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7250-0). Owl has a balloon. Monkey does not. What will happen next? Ages 4–8.

I Love You, Baby! by Claire Freedman, illus. by Judi Abbot (Aug. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9904-0), is a celebration of the love between a parent and a new baby. Ages 4–8.

It Takes a Village: Picture Book Edition by Hillary Rodham Clinton, illus. by Marla Frazee (Sept. 26, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3087-6). This story of how a community coming together can make a difference is inspired by the themes of Clinton’s bestselling book It Takes a Village. Ages 4–8.

The Little Reindeer by Nicola Killen (Sept. 19, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8686-6). When a jingling sound wakes her from her sleep, a girl’s Christmas dreams come true as she meets a lost reindeer in the forest. Ages 4–8.

Once There Was a Story: Tales from Around the World, Perfect for Sharing by Jane Yolen, illus. by Jane Dyer (Nov. 21, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4169-7172-6), features a collection of stories, fairy tales, folk tales, and fables from Russia to Africa to Korea and beyond. Ages 4–8.

Remembering Vera by Patricia Polacco (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4227-5) relates the true story of Vera, a dog who was found as a stray by the U.S. Coast Guard, moved into the San Francisco Bay base, and became a hero and friend. Ages 4–8.

Small Walt by Elizabeth Verdick, illus. by Marc Rosenthal (Oct. 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4845-1). A tiny snowplow determined to prove his worth battles a blizzard. Ages 4–8.

Someday, Narwhal by Lisa Mantchev, illus. by Hyewon Yum (Oct. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7970-7). A tiny narwhal discovers that sometimes the difference between staying home and a big adventure is a group of loving friends. Ages 4–8.

This Is a Good Story by Adam Lehrhaupt, illus. by Magali Le Huche (Sept. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-2935-1). This picture book takes apart the pieces of a story—hero, heroine, setting, conflict—and asks the reader to put the story back together again. Ages 4–8.

This Is Not a Normal Animal Book by Julie Segal-Walters, illus. by Brian Biggs (Oct. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3922-0), is a picture book that asks questions about animals and art, who’s in charge of a picture book (the author or the illustrator), and really gets you thinking about blobfish. Ages 4–8.

Littler Women: A Modern Retelling by Laura Schaefer (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8761-0). In a fresh take on the Alcott classic, 13-year-old Meg March and her sisters Jo (12), Beth (10), and Amy (nine) are a close-knit group who share in one another’s hopes and dreams, as well as struggles and frustrations. Ages 8–12.

Super Max and the Mystery of Thornwood’s Revenge by Susan Vaught (Aug. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8683-5). It’s going to take more than a knack for electronics and a supercharged wheelchair for 12-year-old Max to investigate a haunted mansion. Ages 8–12.

Shoe Dog (young readers edition) by Phil Knight (Sept. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0118-1) chronicles the success story of Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight. Ages 10–up.

Singing Dragon

Tai Ji Dancing for Kids: Five Moving Forces by Chungliang Al Huang (Sept. 21, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-84819-372-7) introduces the practice of Tai Ji to kids, helping them get in sync with their bodies and minds. Ages 5–9.

Sky Pony/Racehorse

Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, illus. by Cindy Thornton (Jan. 30, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-63158-165-6). The classic tale is rendered with new illustration that echoes Potter’s original work. Ages 4–up.

Make Your Own Amazing YouTube Videos: Learn How to Film, Edit, and Upload Quality Videos to YouTube by Brett Juilly (Sept. 5, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-63158-202-8) offers instruction on how to shoot and edit films using such commonly used devices as a cell phone. Ages 8–13.

Skyhorse/Sky Pony

Ming and Her Poppy by Deirdre Sullivan, illus. by Maja Löfdahl (Oct. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2943-8). Poppy teaches Ming to slow down and appreciate the simple moments in life. Ages 3–6.

Mary Had a Little Lizard by Kayla Harren (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-1635-3). Lizard sneaks into Mary’s backpack and causes mayhem in her kindergarten class. Ages 4–7.

The Fart Book: The Disgusting Adventures of Milo Snotrocket by J.B. O’Neil (Oct. 10, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2434-1). Milo Snotrocket demonstrates 27 different kinds of farts. Ages 6–10.

Harper and the Circus of Dreams by Cerrie Burnell, illus. by Laura Ellen Anderson (Oct. 3, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-1567-7), is a story of friendship, music, and magic. Ages 7–9.

Another D for DeeDee by Bibi Belford (Sept. 5, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2406-8). Fourth grader DeeDee struggles to adjust to a new school, new friends, a diabetes diagnosis, and missing her father who has disappeared. Ages 8–12.

Christmas Carol & the Defenders of Claus by Robert L. Fouch (Oct. 3, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2452-5) features a Christmas-crazy girl named Carol who is an official protector of Santa Claus. Ages 8–12.

Cookie Cutters & Sled Runners by Natalie Rompella (Nov. 7, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-1771-8). A middle school cookbook project becomes a recipe for disaster. Ages 8–12.

Different Days by Vicki Berger Erwin (Oct. 3, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2458-7). This historical fiction title focuses on a little-known facet of World War II: the internment of German Americans. Ages 8–12.

Flower Moon by Gina Linko (Jan. 2, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2274-3). Tempest and Tally Jo Trimble are mirror twins—so alike they were almost born the same person. The summer they turn 13, a powerful magical force may separate them. Ages 8–12.

Me and Mister P by Maria Farrer, illus. by Daniel Rieley (Nov. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2860-8). A friendly polar bear helps Arthur have more patience with his autistic younger brother. Ages 8–12.

Death and Douglas by J.W. Ocker (Sept. 5, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2457-0) features a boy whose family runs the local funeral home. Ages 9–13.

The Amber Amulet by Craig Silvey (Nov. 7, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2189-0). Twelve-year-old Liam, as the Masked Avenger, and his sidekick, Richie the Powerbeagle, patrol and protect their suburban neighborhood. Ages 10–up.

The Beginning Woods by Malcolm McNeill (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2290-3). This middle grade fantasy celebrates books and reading while exploring themes of identity and family. Ages 10–up.

Phoenix Burning by Bryony Pearce (Jan. 2, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-1645-2) is a sequel to the near-future steampunk pirate adventure, Phoenix Rising. Ages 10–up.

The Pack by Kate Ormand (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-1218-8). The shape shifters in the sequel to The Wanderers must keep moving to avoid discovery. Ages 12–18.

Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Awesome as Me by Carrie DiRisio and Broody McHottiepants, illus. by Linnea Gear (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2666-6). Twitter sensation @broodingYAhero delivers a parody “how to” guide on the world of YA books, writing, and finding your inner main character. Ages 12–up.

Mercy Rule by Tom Leveen (Jan. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2698-7). This novel counts down to a high school shooting, told from multiple perspectives. Ages 12–up.

The Temptation of Adam by Dave Connis (Nov. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-0730-6). When a family friend discovers Adam’s porn addiction, he’s forced to join an addiction support group: the self-proclaimed Knights of Vice. Ages 14–18.

Chainbreaker by Tara Sim (Nov. 7, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-0619-4). The sequel to LGBT novel Timekeeper continues the adventure of an alternate Victorian world where time is controlled by clocks. Ages 14–up.

Devils Within by S.F. Henson (Sept. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-1456-4). A teen who struggles with his desire to commit brutal violence tries to create a new life in a new school under a new name. Ages 14–up.

dotmeme by Mike A. Lancaster (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-0807-5). Teen operatives Joe and Ani are back in this sequel to the sci-fi techno-thriller, dotwav. Ages 14–up.

The Last Beginning by Lauren James (Jan. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-1022-1) concludes James’s duology about true love and reincarnation. Ages 14–up.


Project Droid by Nancy Krulik and Amanda Burwasser, illus. by Mike Moran, adds Phone-y Friends (Sept. 5, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2662-8; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2654-3), ages 7–9. Secrets of an Overworld Survivor by Greyson Mann, illus. by Grace Sandford, welcomes The Witch’s Warning (Nov. 7, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2706-9; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2707-6), ages 7–9. The Life and Times of Birdie Mae Hayes by Jeri Anne Agee, illus. by Bryan Langdo, debuts with The Gift (Jan. 2, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2453-2; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2454-9) and Henry the Cat (Jan. 2, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2455-6; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2456-3), ages 7–10. 5-Minute Adventure Stories for Minecrafters by Greyson Mann, illus. by Grace Sandford, builds with Extreme Stories from the Extreme Hills by (Sept. 5, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2370-2), ages 7–12. 5-Minute Mysteries for Minecrafters by Greyson Mann, illus. by Grace Sandford, issues The Creeper Code (Sept. 5, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2369-6), ages 7–12. An Unofficial Overworld Heroes Adventure launches with Adventure Against the Endermen by Danica Davidson (Nov. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2850-9; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2702-1) and Mysteries of the Overworld by Danica Davidson (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2851-6; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2703-8), ages 7–12.

The Creeper Diaries by Greyson Mann, illus. by Amanda Brack, adds New Creep at School: The Creeper Diaries, An Unofficial Minecrafter’s Novel, Book Three (Dec. 5, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-3112-7) and Creepin’ Through the Snow: The Creeper Diaries, An Unofficial Minecrafter’s Novel, Special Edition (Oct. 3, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2734-2), ages 8–12. Redstone Jr. High by Cara J. Stevens, illus. by Anthony Heddings kicks off with Zombies Ate My Homework (Sept. 5, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2232-3), ages 8–12.

Swirl serves up Cinnamon Bun Besties by Stacia Deutsch (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-3047-2; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-3009-0), Peppermint Cocoa Crushes by Laney Nielson (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-3046-5; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-3008-3), and Pumpkin Spice Secrets by Hillary Homzie (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-3045-8; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-3007-6), ages 8–12. And Beyond the Red Trilogy by Ava Jae gains Into the Black (Nov. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-2236-1), ages 12–18.

Sleeping Bear

Blue Corn Soup by Caroline Stutson, illus. by Teri Weidner (Aug. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-967-6). On a cold winter’s day, Abuelita the mouse decides that blue corn sopa is just the thing to keep her warm and cozy. Ages 4–8.

Ghost Cat by Eve Bunting, illus. by Kevin M. Barry (Aug. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-993-5). After his death, ghost cat Sailor Boy decides to remain by his companion, longtime lighthouse keeper Miss Maggie. Ages 4–8.

Good Night, Reindeer by Denise Brennan Nelson, illus. Marco Bucci (Sept. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-370-4). When it’s time for Santa’s famous reindeer team to go to bed, he checks in to be sure they are each tucked in for the night. Ages 4–8.

Invisible Lizard by Kurt Cyrus, illus. by Andy Atkins (Aug. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-378-0). Napoleon wants to be friends with his jungle neighbors, but he’s a chameleon who blends so well with his surroundings that no one can see him. Ages 4–8.

K Is for Kindergarten by Erin Dealey, illus. by Joseph Cowman (Aug. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-995-9), provides an A-to-Z introduction to the first day of school. Ages 4–8.

Missile Toe: A Very Confused Christmas by Devin Scillian, illus. by Marty Kelley (Sept. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-371-1). Scillian takes 12 well-known holiday carols and traditions and turns them on their heads. Ages 4–8.

Roof Octopus by Lucy Branam, illus. by Rog Coelho (Aug. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-997-3). Nora wakes to find a giant octopus on the rooftop, who proves very helpful at lending a hand to the neighbors. Ages 4–8.

When the Wind Blew by Petra Brown (Aug. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-969-0). When their forest world is devastated by a storm, Little Bear is comforted by Big Bear as they search for shelter and food. Ages 4–8.

Hu Wan and the Sleeping Dragon by Judy Young, illus. by Jordi Solano (Dec. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-977-5). In 16th-century China, two boys, one an emperor’s son and the other a peasant’s grandson, learn that a simple gift can bridge two very different worlds. Ages 6–10.

S Is for the Stanley Cup: A Hockey Championship Alphabet by Michael Ulmer, illus. by Renne Benoit (Aug. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-972-0). This A-to-Z book of hockey information marks the 125th anniversary of the oldest championship trophy in North American sports. Ages 6–10.


Tales of Young Americans picks up Rettie and the Ragamuffin Parade: A Thanksgiving Story by Trinka Hakes Noble, illus. by David G. Gardner (Sept. 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-58536-960-7), ages 6–10. The Wild World of Buck Bray presents Danger at the Dinosaur Stomping Grounds by Judy Young (Sept. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-368-1; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-369-8), ages 8–11. New to Zacktastic is Twinsanity by Courtney Sheinmel, illus. by Jennifer A. Bell (Aug. 15, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-936-2; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-937-9), ages 8–up. And Horace J. Edwards and the Time Keepers by William Meyer rolls along with The Search for the Lost Prophecy (Oct. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-982-9; paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-983-6), ages 9–up.

Smithsonian Books


Secret Smithsonian Adventures continues with It’s Treason, by George! by Chris Kientz and Steve Hockensmith, illus. by Lee Nielsen (Oct. 3, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-58834-586-8), ages 8–12.

Soho Teen

The Devils You Know by M.C. Atwood (Oct. 3, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-61695-788-9). Five high school seniors are separated from their class on a visit to the infamous Boulder House in Whispering Bluffs, Wis., and discover that what lies within is more horrifying than any local folklore. Ages 14–up.

Love, Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed (Jan. 16, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-61695-847-3). In this coming-of-age debut, an Indian-American Muslim teen confronts Islamophobia in her small town after a suicide bomber who happens to share her last name strikes in the American heartland. Ages 14–up.

No Saints in Kansas by Amy Brashear (Nov. 14, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-61695-683-7) is a reimagining of Capote’s In Cold Blood, featuring stories surrounding the Clutter murder investigation. Ages 14–up.


The Bolshoi Saga issues Orphan, Agent, Prima, Pawn by Elizabeth Kiem (Aug. 22, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-61695-655-4), ages 14–up.

Sounds True

Yoga Bug: Simple Poses for Little Ones by Sarah Jane Hinder (Aug. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-62203-979-1) brings the fun and benefits of authentic yoga practice to infants and toddlers. Ages up to 4.

Breathe and Be: A Book of Mindfulness Poems by Kate Coombs, illus. by Anna Emilia Laitinen (Nov. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62203-937-1), introduces mindfulness to young readers. Ages 4–8.

Sourcebooks Fire

Protected by Claire Zorn (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5213-7). Hannah’s journey through bullying and grief shows just how long old wounds can take to heal. Ages 12–17.

Sleeper by MacKenzie Cadenhead (Aug. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-3614-4). As a sufferer of REM Sleep Behavior Disorder, Sarah acts out her dreams and becomes everyone else’s nightmare. Ages 12–17.

Alone by Cyn Balog (Nov. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5547-3). Seda helps four teens survive a blizzard, only to put them at the mercy of something much worse. Ages 14–17.

As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti (Jan. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-4231-2). Eldon is guaranteed to have one wish come true, but how is he supposed to choose? Ages 14–17.

Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp (Jan. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-4228-2) is a murder mystery set during an Alaskan winter. Ages 14–17.

Behind the Song, ed. by K.M. Walton (Sept. 5, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-3881-0). Acclaimed YA authors and musicians. including David Arnold, G. Love, and Jonathan Maberry, write short stories and personal essays based on the songs that inspire them. Ages 14–17.

The Border by Steve Schafer (Sept. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-4683-9). Four teens are on the run from the cartel that murdered their families, and getting across the U.S. border is their only hope. Ages 14–17.

Busted by Gina Ciocca (Jan. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5429-2). Marisa finds herself the reluctant queen of busting two-timing boys—and falling for one of the suspects. Ages 14–17.

The Long Ride Home by Tawni Waters (Sept. 5, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-4543-6). A road trip to scatter her mother’s ashes turns into a journey of self-discovery for Harley. Ages 14–17.

Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller (Aug. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-4749-2). Petty thief Sal auditions to be one of the Queen’s powerful personal assassins. Ages 14–17.

Remember Me Always by Renee Collins (Oct. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-4760-7). In this romantic tale of first love and loss, Shelby’s memory treatment may have made her mind forget, but her heart still remembers. Ages 14–17.

Rules of Rain by Leah Scheier (Dec. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5426-1). After a reckless night, the one person Rain has spent her life protecting—her autistic twin brother—may be the only one who can save her. Ages 14–17.

The Secrets We Bury by Stacie Ramey (Nov. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5420-9). In an effort to escape his family, Dylan decides to hike the Appalachian Trail. Ages 14–17.

The Way It Hurts by Patty Blount (Aug. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-3278-8) is a ripped-from-the-headlines story about the backlash of Twitter culture. Ages 14–17.

We All Fall Down by Natalie D. Richards (Oct. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5438-4). Theo and Paige are desperate to forget the violent night that tore them apart. But someone is playing wicked games with them to make them remember. Ages 14–17.

We Can’t Be Friends by Cyndy Etler (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-3576-5). Etler details her turbulent readjustment to life at home and high school after spending 16 months in Straight, Inc., advertised as a rehab program for troubled teens. Ages 14–17.


Plague Land by Alex Scarrow is a new addition to the Remade series (Dec. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5210-6), ages 13–17.

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

Don’t Push the Button: A Christmas Adventure by Bill Cotter (Oct. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5704-0). Larry isn’t supposed to open his present until Christmas. But he really wants to know what it is. Ages up to 3.

Where’s Your Hat, Abe Lincoln? by Misti Kenison (Sept. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5250-2). Famous friends help Abe Lincoln find his hat in time to deliver the Gettysburg Address. Ages up to 3.

Be Brave Little One by Marianne Richmond (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5883-2) helps encourage and cheer children on. Ages up to 7.

Happy Face/Sad Face: All Kinds of Child Faces! (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-4981-6) and Little Face/Big Face: All Kinds of Wild Faces! (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-4983-0) are two new concept books by Bill Cotter. Ages 1–4.

How to Catch a Monster by Adam Wallace, illus. by Andy Elkerton (Sept. 1, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-4894-9). Readers can help catch a monster on Halloween. Ages 4–8.

I Am Bat by Morag Hood (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-6032-3). When Bat’s cherries start to disappear, he needs to know who’s stealing them. Ages 4–8.

I Love Kisses by Sheryl McFarlane, illus. by Brenna Vaughan (Jan. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-4225-1), explores the many ways a kiss can say “I love you.”Ages 4–8.

I Love My Valentine by Marianne Richmond (Jan. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5980-8) is a celebration of the various wishes of love expressed on Valentine’s Day. Ages 4–8.

The Very Very Very Long Dog by Julia Patton (Dec. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5445-2). Bartelby the very long dachshund just wants a simple walk, but his bumbling bottom has a mind of its own. Ages 4–8.

Santa’s Magic Key by Eric James, illus. by Simon Mendez (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-6035-4). Christmas is coming and Santa will be on his way—but how can he get in if there’s no chimney? Ages 4–9.

All Aboard the Spooky Express! by Eric James, illus. by Marcin Piwowarski (Aug. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5375-2). Readers help the passengers of the Spooky Express work with witches, ghouls, ghosts, etc., to save Halloween. Ages 4–10.

Only You Can Save Christmas!

A Help-the-Elf Adventure by Adam Wallace, illus. by Garth Bruner (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-4136-0). It’s Christmas Eve, and Santa asks readers to help him find a gift for Mrs. Claus. Ages 5–10.

The Gross Cookbook: Awesome Recipes for (Deceptively) Disgusting Treats Kids Can Make by Susanna Tee (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5315-8) features recipes for foods that look gross but taste good. Ages 7–12.

Animals at Night by Anne Jankéliowitch, illus. by Delphine Chedru, trans. by Eve Bodeux (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5319-6). This glow-in-the-dark nonfiction book explores the wonders of the nocturnal animal world. Ages 8–12.

Elsie Mae Has Something to Say by Nancy J. Cavanaugh (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-4022-6). Elsie Mae writes a letter to President Franklin Roosevelt to save her beloved Okefenokee Swamp from development.Ages 8–12.

Shadow Weaver by MarcyKate Connolly (Jan. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-4995-3). Emmeline can manipulate shadows, but then her shadow starts craving a life of its own. Ages 8–14.

Women Who Dared: 52 Stories of Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers, and Rebels by Linda Skeers, illus. by Livi Gosling (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5327-1), introduces 52 women throughout history who dared to do the extraordinary. Ages 8–14.

The List by Patricia Forde (Aug. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-4796-6). Set in a post-apocalyptic, neo-medieval world, this novel focuses on the power of words and the dangers of censorship. Ages 10–14.


Baby University by Chris Ferrie greets ABCs of Mathematics (Oct. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5628-9), ABCs of Physics (Oct. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5624-1), ABCs of Science (Oct. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5631-9), Electromagnetism for Babies (Jan. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5629-6), Quantum Information for Babies (Jan. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5630-2), and Statistical Physics for Babies (Jan. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5627-2), ages up to 3. Max is back for Max and Bird by Ed Vere (Sept. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-3558-1), ages 3–6. The Dragon Brothers flies along with The Dragon Riders by James Russell, illus. by Link Choi (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-4867-3), ages 4–8.

Paul Thurlby ABC City Books presents NY Is for New York by Paul Thurlby (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5465-0), ages 4–8. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles offers How to Be a Ninja! by Chris Conti (Oct. 1, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-4764-5), ages 5–8. Dino Riders by Will Dare, illus. by Mariano Epelbaum, issues How to Catch a Dino Thief (Oct. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-3623-6), ages 7–10. Little Legends by Tom Percival gains The Magic Looking Glass (Sept. 5, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-4259-6), ages 7–10. The Cupcake Club by Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk adds Cupcakes Are Forever (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-3748-6), ages 8–12.

The Friendship Bracelet by Arlene Stewart issues Weaving a Wish (Dec. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-3771-4), ages 8–12. Ruby Starr by Deborah Lytton debuts with Ruby Starr (Aug. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-4577-1), ages 8–12. Joining Soccer Sisters is Caught Offside by Andrea Montalbano (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-4484-2), ages 8–12. And The Changelings by Christina Soontornvat concludes with In a Dark Land (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-3421-8), ages 10–14.

Star Bright

Banana for Two by Ellen Mayer, illus. by Ying-Hwa Hu (Oct. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-788-6). As a mother and child shop for groceries, they talk about the foods they are buying, and the child counts the items. Ages 1–3.

Medias de playa/Beach Socks (Spanish-English edition) by Michael J. Delay (Aug. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-794-7) spotlights a toddler’s day at the beach. Ages 1–3.

Muéstrame cómo te sientes/Show Me How You Feel (Spanish-English edition) by J.A. Barnes (Sept. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-793-0) features faces of children expressing various emotions. Ages 1–4.

Muéstrame tu día/Show Me Your Day (Spanish-English edition) by J.A. Barnes (Sept. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-792-3), shows photos of children in their daily activities. Ages 1–4.

Good Night, Little Sea Otter (Chinese-English edition) by Janet Halfmann, illus. by Wish Williams (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-795-4). Baby Sea Otter snuggles with Mama in a bed of sea kelp and calls good night to all her ocean friends. Ages 3–6.

Woolly Can’t Sleep by Jake Tebbit (Oct. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-789-3). One tired little sheep asks the other farm animals how they lull themselves to sleep. Ages 4–8.


Jake stars in El gran partido de Jake/Jake’s Great Game (Spanish-English bilingual edition) by Ken Spillman, illus. by Chris Nixon (Sept. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-796-1), ages 7–9.


Bath Time! (Oct. 3, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2665-8) features photos of baby animals on their way to bath time. Ages up to 3.

Goodnight, Little Bot by Karen Kaufman Orloff, illus. by Kim Smith (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2118-9). Little Bot’s parents tuck him in during a bedtime routine. Ages up to 3.

Kindergarten Countdown! 10 More Sleeps Until School Starts! by Marjorie Blain Parker, illus. by Sophie Burrows (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2060-1), is a rhyming countdown to the first day of school. Ages up to 3.

Magnolia Mudd and the Super Jumptastic Launcher Deluxe by Katey Howes and Valerio Fabbretti (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2174-5). Magnolia discovers that Uncle Jamie’s new bride-to-be may be more fun than she imagined. Ages up to 3.

Maurice the Unbeastly by Amy Dixon, illus. by Karl James Mountford (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1953-7). Polite monster Maurice’s parents send him to the Abominable Academy for Brutish Beasts to learn how to behave badly. Ages up to 3.

Mice Skating by Annie Silvestro, illus. by Teagan White (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1632-1). Lucy the mouse tries to find mouse friends who will join her on the ice for skating fun. Ages up to 3.

My New Friend (Oct. 3, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2312-1). Photos showcase animals befriending creatures that don’t quite look like them. Ages up to 3.

Pony in the City by Wendy Wahman (Sept. 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2232-2). Curious pony Otis visits the city to learn about the kids who ride at his stables. Ages up to 3.

Rufus Blasts Off! by Kim Griswell, illus. by Valeri Gorbachev (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2099-1). Rufus the pig blasts into space when someone is needed to read a book live from the Red Planet. Ages up to 3.

Wakey, Wakey, Elephant! by Linda Ravin Lodding, illus. by Michael Robertson (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1999-5). Super sleepyhead Elephant is finally roused when he’s reminded that it’s his birthday. Ages up to 3.

We Wish for a Monster Christmas by Sue Fliess, illus. by Claudia Ranucci (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1894-3). Two siblings ask for a special Christmas gift, but having a monster in the house may not be all it’s cracked up to be. Ages up to 3.

You Must Bring a Hat! by Simon Philip, illus. by Kate Hindley (Aug. 8, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2688-7). This cumulative picture book delivers a party invitation with several ground rules. Ages up to 3.

Cap’n Rex & His Clever Crew by Henry Herz, illus. by Benjamin Schipper (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2088-5). Captain Rex and his band of dinosaur pirates sail the seven seas in search of buried treasure, solving problems along the way. Ages up to 5.

Dough Knights and Dragons by Dee Leone, illus. by George Ermos (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2141-7). In a mythical kingdom, a knight and a dragon cook up a delicious plan to save their friendship. Ages up to 5.

Inky’s Great Escape: The Incredible (and Mostly True) Story of an Octopus Escape by Casey Lyall, illus. by Sebastià Serra (Nov. 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2635-1). Based on a true story, this tale chronicles a daring, Houdini-esque octopus and his greatest escape. Ages up to 5.

Quiet as a Mouse: And Other Animal Idioms by Chiêu Anh Urban (Nov. 7, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2505-7) is a die-cut board book introducing idioms in a guessing game format. Ages 1–3.

Ally-saurus & the Very Bossy Monster by Richard Torrey (Aug. 8, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2123-3). Ally is forced to deal with a very fussy friend who is a bit bossy. Ages 3–6.

Famously Phoebe by Lori Alexander, illus. by Aurélie Blard-Quintard (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2034-2). Star-of-the-family Phoebe must adjust to the arrival of a new sibling. Ages 4–7.

Frankenbunny by Jill Esbaum, illus. by Alice Brereton (Nov. 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2172-1), is a humorous story about learning to be brave. Ages 4–7.

Bagel in Love by Natasha Wing, illus. by Helen Dardik (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2239-1), features a bagel that falls in love with a cupcake. Ages 4–up.

Don’t Go to School! by Máire Zepf, illus. by Tarsila Krüse (Aug. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2359-6). Benno the bear is excited about his first day at school, but his mother wails, “Don’t go to school! Stay here with me!” Ages 4–up.

Willa and the Bear by Philomena O’Neill (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2573-6) recounts a tale about a girl, her lost doll, and a bear who brings them back together. Ages 4–up.

Kick! Jump! Chop! The Adventures of the Ninjabread Man by Heather Ayris Burnell (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1881-3) is a new twist on the familiar tale of the “Gingerbread Man.” Ages 5–8.

Rocket Shoes by Sharon Skinner, illus. by Ward Jenkins (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2152-3). José dreams of flying, so he works hard to buy a pair of rocket shoes that let him jet into the atmosphere. Ages 5–9.

Hidden Wildlife: How Animals Hide in Plain Sight by Jim Arnosky (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2097-7) offers advice on becoming better at spying animals out in the wild. Ages 6–10.

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling (Sept. 5, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2345-9). A girl born without arms and a boy with Tourette’s syndrome navigate the challenges of middle school, disability, and friendship while solving a mystery in a theme park. Ages 8–12.

Know Your Rights! A Modern Kid’s Guide to the American Constitution by Laura Barcella (Jan. 9, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2854-6) provides an introduction to the U.S. Constitution and the rights it grants every American citizen. Ages 8–12.


Science for Toddlers grows with Tadpole to Frog by (Sept. 5, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2287-2), ages up to 3. The Twelve Days of Christmas in America adds The Twelve Days of Christmas in Missouri by Ann Ingalls, illus. by Laura Huliska-Beith (Oct. 3, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2075-5), and The Twelve Days of Christmas in North Dakota by Roxane Beauclair Salonen, illus. by Jess Golden (Oct. 3, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2008-3), ages up to 5. New First Explorers titles include Dinosaurs (Aug. 1, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2655-9), In the Jungle, illus. by Jenny Wren (Aug. 1, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2656-6), Night Animals, illus. by Jenny Wren (Aug. 1, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2657-3), and Sea Creatures (Aug. 1, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2658-0), ages 1–4. See-Through Stories reveals Through the Forest in Fall, illus. by Anne Passchier (Aug. 1, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2501-9), ages 3–7. First Discoveries adds Baby Penguin’s First Waddles by (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2701-3), ages 3–9. Beyond Planet Earth offers Life in Space by Ben Richmond (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2327-5) and Mission to Mars by Mary Kay Carson (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2351-0), ages 6–up. Gamer Squad by Kim Harrington launches with Attack of the Not-So-Virtual Monsters (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2612-2), Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2613-9), and App of the Living Dead (Oct. 3, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2614-6), ages 8–12. And Howard Wallace, P.I. returns in Shadow of a Pug (Sept. 5, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-1955-1), ages 8–12.

Sterling/Book House


The Big Book of... debuts with The Big Book of Everything Underground by Stepánka Sekaninová, illus. by Marta Daeuble (Nov. 7, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-912006-82-3), and The Big Book of Snow and Ice by Stepánka Sekaninová, illus. by Niké Papadopulosová (Nov. 7, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-912006-83-0), ages 7–up.


What Came Before the Big Bang? And 50 More Science Questions to Blow Your Mind by Simon Holland (Aug. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-155-7) provides a plethora of science facts. Ages 9–up.

Neymar: The Ultimate Fan Book by Nick Callow (Aug. 1, hardcover, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-78097-954-0) spotlights this Brazilian soccer star. Ages 10–up.

Shawn Mendes: Ultimate Fan Book by Malcolm Croft (Aug. 1, hardcover, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-78097-958-8) delivers a profile of the pop singer. Ages 10–up.

Sterling/Carlton Kids

Extreme Machines: The Fastest, Weirdest, Strongest Machines on Earth! by Anne Rooney (Oct. 3, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-267-7). Bite-size fact panels and action photography introduce such contraptions as the powerful road train. Ages 8–up.


iExplore expands with The Brain: Venture Inside Your Head with Augmented Reality by Jack Challoner (Oct. 3, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-78097-890-1), Into Deep Space: Zoom Through the Universe! by Paul Virr (Oct. 3, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-231-8), and Ocean Monsters: Interact with Lifesize Sea Predators! by Nicola Davies (Oct. 3, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-233-2), ages 8–up.


Good Housekeeping Kids Cook! 100+ Super-Easy, Delicious Recipes by Susan Westmoreland (Oct. 17, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-61837-240-6) features more than 100 delicious, fail-safe recipes, accompanied by colorful photographs and basic kitchen and cooking how-tos. Ages 8–12.


The Bear Who Didn’t Want to Miss Christmas by Marie Tibi, illus. by Fabien Ockto Lambert (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-912006-85-4). Bear is supposed to hibernate—but if he does, he’ll sleep right through Christmas. Ages up to 5.

Learn with Me! Colors (Sept. 5, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-912006-25-0) and Learn with Me! Numbers (Sept. 5, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-912006-03-8), illus. by Ilana Exelby, are two lift-the-flap concept books. Ages up to 5.

Odd Dog by Fabien Ockto Lambert (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-912006-81-6). Mr. Roger doesn’t realize that his new pup is actually a crocodile. Ages up to 5.

Puss in Boots by Charles Perrault, illus. by Gwen Keraval (Nov. 7, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-912006-84-7), presents the classic tale with new art. Ages up to 5.

Amazing Animal Friendships: Odd Couples in Nature by Pavla Hanackova, illus. by Linh Dao (Aug. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-912006-48-9), explores some of nature’s most unlikely—but valuable—friendships. Ages 5–9.


Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, retold by Fiona Macdonald, illus. by Penko Gelev (Sept. 5, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-912006-01-4), Dracula by Bram Stoker, retold by Fiona Macdonald, illus. by Penko Gelev (Sept. 5, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-912006-02-1), and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, retold by Fiona Macdonald, illus. by Penko Gelev (Sept. 5, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-912006-22-9), are graphic novel editions of these classic novels. Ages 7–up.


The Shakespeare Plot time-travel adventure series debuts with Assassin’s Code by Alex Woolf (Sept. 5, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-911242-38-3), ages 7–up. And Iron Sky by Alex Woolf continues with Call of the Phoenix (Sept. 5, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-910184-87-5), ages 11–up.

Sterling/White Star

Getting Ready for School (Aug. 1, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-88-544-1196-8), Happy Birthday (Oct. 3, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-88-544-1195-1), Mom and Dad Go to Work (Oct. 3, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-88-544-1194-4), and Ready, Set, Go! (Aug. 1, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-88-544-1193-7), illus. by Alessandra Psacharopulo, introduce everyday experiences to young children. Ages up to 3.

The Atlas of Fairy Tales: Flying Over Enchanted Worlds, illus. by Claudia Bordin (Nov. 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-88-544-1187-6), presents the world of fairy tales via illustrated maps of the stories’ magical lands. Ages up to 5.

All About Dinosaurs, illus. by Roman Garcia Mora (Oct. 3, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-88-544-1198-2), details the physical characteristics, behavior, and habitats of all the major carnivorous and herbivorous dinosaurs and marine reptiles. Ages 6–up.

This Chicken Is a T-Rex! The Great Big Book of Animal Evolution, illus. by Roman Garcia Mora (Nov. 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-88-544-1197-5), explains such fun facts as how the elephant’s trunk developed and why horses’ toes have transformed through time into hooves. Ages 6–up.

Who Is Hiding in the Grass? (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-88-544-1147-0) and Who Is Living in the Ocean? (Nov. 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-88-544-1201-9), illus. by Margherita Borin, are concertina books that unfold to reveal the creatures living in these habitats. Ages 6–up.

Coding for Kids: Create Your Own Video Games with Scratch by Johan Aludden, Federica Gambel, Viviana Figus, and Federico Vagliasindi, illus. by Valentina Figus (Sept. 5, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-88-544-1188-3), teaches readers how to create their own games and animated, interactive stories using Scratch 2.0 software. Ages 8–12.

Space Explorers: The Secrets of the Universe at a Glance!, illus. by Giulia De Amicis (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-88-544-1144-9), features information on the planets, shooting stars, asteroids, black holes, and more. Ages 8–up.

Story Press Africa


The African Graphic Novel Series issues Shaka Rising: A Legend of the Warrior Prince by Mason O’Connor, illus. by Luke Molver (Jan. 9, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-946498-99-1; paper, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-946498-98-4), ages 12–up.


Hic! by Anushka Ravishankar, illus. by Christiane Pieper (Aug. 15, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-93-83145-64-5). A girl with hiccups goes through a series of absurd remedies in search of a cure. Ages 6–8.


The Fox and the Wild by Clive McFarland (Nov. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9648-1). City fox Fred follows a flock of birds to explore the wild. Ages 3–7.

The Lumberjack’s Beard by Duncan Beedie (Oct. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9649-8). When Jim the lumberjack chops down some animals’ homes, they find a new one—in his beard. Ages 5–8.

Trains by Ian Graham, illus. by Stephen Biesty (Oct. 17, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9647-4), brings readers inside eight types of trains via cross-section illustrations. Ages 5–8.


Explore the Earth grows with How Plants and Trees Work: A Hands-on Guide to the Natural World by Christiane Dorion, illus. by Beverley Young (Sept. 12, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9298-8), ages 7–10.

Terra Nova

The Global Warming Express by Marina Weber, illus. by Joanna Whysner (Sept. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-938288-93-7). A group of animals boards a magical train powered by positive thoughts to warn others about the problems they face due to global warming. Ages 8–12.


Mogi Franklin Mysteries by Donald Willerton adds Hidden River (Sept. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-938288-80-7), Lake of Fire (Oct. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-938288-89-0), and Secret of La Rosa (Oct. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-938288-87-6), ages 10–16.



The Billionaire Series by Richard Newsome wraps up with The Curiosity Machine (Aug. 15, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-925355-24-6), ages 9–13.

Thames & Hudson

Franklin’s Flying Bookshop by Jen Campbell, illus. by Katie Harnett (Oct. 17, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65109-4). Franklin, a peace-loving dragon, and Luna, an insatiable reader, hatch a plan to open a flying bookshop on Franklin’s back. Ages 3–up.

The Happy Prince: A Tale by Oscar Wilde by Maisie Paradise Shearring (Sept. 5, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65111-7) is a newly illustrated version of Wilde’s tale of a bejeweled statue, a kind-hearted Swallow, and selfless sacrifice. Ages 5–up.

Why Don’t Fish Drown? And Other Vital Questions About the Animal Kingdom by Anna Claybourne, illus. by Claire Goble (Oct. 10, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65126-1), features illustrations, photographs, and diagrams. Ages 7–13.

The Lifeboat That Saved the World by Irving Finkel (Nov. 14, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65122-3). The original account of a great flood—forgotten for thousands of years until it was recently rediscovered and deciphered—is now retold for children. Ages 8–up.

tiger tales

Hickory, Dickory, Dock, illus. by Genine Delahaye (Sept. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-525-4), is a collection of classic nursery and action rhymes. Ages 2–5.

I Love You, Grandma, illus. by Rory Tyger (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-524-7). Little Bear lists all the things he loves about his grandmother. Ages 2–5.

My First Night-Night Stories by Samantha Sweeney, illus. by Alison Edgson (Sept. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-529-2), collects five short bedtime stories. Ages 2–5.

’Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, illus. by Mark Marshall (Sept. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-526-1). Moore’s holiday poem is presented with new illustrations. Ages 2–5.

Ten Sparkly Snowflakes, illus. by Sean Julian (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-413-4). Woodland animals play snowy games in this peek-through counting book. Ages 3–6.

Ten Splishy Splashy Fish, illus. by Debbie Tarbett (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-412-7). Brightly colored fish help readers count from one to 10. Ages 3–6.

Fairy Tale Pets by Tracey Corderoy, illus. by Jorge Martin (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-064-8). Bob can’t wait to start his new job as a pet-sitter for fairy tale creatures, including three billy goats, a grumpy bear, and a troll. Ages 3–7.

Hibernation Hotel by John Kelly, illus. by Laura Brenlla (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-073-0). It’s time for Bear to hibernate, but he can’t get to sleep because his cave is crowded with friends. Ages 3–7.

I Can’t Sleep! by Owen Hart, illus. by Caroline Pedler (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-066-2). Mole tries to help his best friend Mouse get to sleep. Ages 3–7.

I’ll Love You Forever by Owen Hart, illus. by Sean Julian (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-070-9). Polar Bear reassures Cub that no matter how the seasons change the loving bond between them will never be broken. Ages 3–7.

It’s Christmas! by Tracey Corderoy, illus by Tim Warnes (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-067-9). Otto is determined to make this holiday the most Christmassy Christmas ever. Ages 3–7.

Old MacDino Had a Farm by Becky Davies, illus. by Ben Whitehouse (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-063-1). On Old MacDino’s farm, the cows, pigs, and horses are joined by a Diplodocus, a Triceratops, and a Velociraptor. Ages 3–7.

One Cozy Christmas by M. Christina Butler, illus. by Tina Macnaughton (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-068-6). Little Hedgehog and his friends are excited to spend Christmas together, until everyone wakes up grumpy. Ages 3–7.

Only Lonely Panda by Jonny Lambert, illus. by Jonny Lambert (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-065-5). Lonely Panda tries to learn how to make friends. Ages 3–7.

That’s My Blanket, Baby! by Angie Morgan, illus. by Kate Alizadeh (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-074-7). Bella’s new baby brother prefers her old, special blanket to his own brand-new one. Ages 3–7.

Tiny Tantrum by Caroline Crowe, illus. by Ella Okstad (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-072-3). Could some friendly monsters help Tiny Tantrum tame her terrible tantrums? Ages 3–7.


To Baby with Love gains My First Touch, Feel, and Play!, illus. by Sarah Ward (Sept. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-533-9), ages up to 3. New Animal Rescue Center titles by Tina Nolan, illus. by Anna Chernyshova are Lost Duckling (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-406-6) and Runaway Rabbit (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-407-3), ages 6–10. Pet Rescue Adventures by Holly Webb, illus. by Sophy Williams, rounds up Alone in the Night (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-409-7), A Home for Sandy (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-408-0), Lost in the Storm (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-410-3), and Teddy in Trouble (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-411-0), ages 6–10.

Tilbury House

Ana and the Sea Star by R. Lynne Roelfs, illus. by Jamie Hogan (Nov. 7, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-522-3). Ana finds a starfish on the beach and wants to show it to her mother at home without disturbing the creature’s habitat. Ages 1–7.

Daddy Played the Blues by Michael Garland (Sept. 11, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-588-9). Cassie and her family join the Great Migration from the Deep South to Chicago, carrying Daddy’s prized guitar. Ages 6–11.

If Picasso Painted a Snowman by Amy Newbold, illus. by Greg Newbold (Oct. 17, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-593-3), imagines how various famous artists, including Jackson Pollock and Marc Chagall, might compose a painting of a snowman. Ages 6–12.

Bees in the City by Andrea Cheng, illus. by Sarah McMenemy (Nov. 7, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-520-9). Lionel persuades his Paris neighbors that allowing his aunt to create a bee sanctuary atop their apartment building is a good idea. Ages 7–12.

Tiger Tales/360 Degrees

Festivals and Celebrations by Sandra Lawrence, illus. by Jane Newland (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-944530-10-5), examines ancient, traditional, and modern festivals around the world. Ages 8–up.

In Focus: Cities by Libby Walden (Sept. 1, hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-944530-08-2) showcases the cultural, social, and historical identities of 10 cities, including London, Sydney, New York, and Tokyo. Ages 8–up.

Myths and Legends by Sandra Lawrence, illus. by Emma Trithart (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-944530-11-2), compiles stories from various cultures and religions. Ages 8–up.

Storyworlds: A Moment in Time: A Perpetual Picture Atlas by Thomas Hegbrook (Sept. 1, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-944530-07-5). Illustrations spotlight the same single moment in each of the world’s time zones. Ages 8–up.

Time Atlas: An Interactive Timeline of History by Robert Hegarty, illus. by Marcelo Badari (Sept. 1, hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-944530-09-9), celebrates landmarks and inventions. Ages 8–up.

Time Inc. Books

Heroes of Black History (A Time for Kids Book): Biographies of Four Great Americans, by the editors of Time for Kids (Dec. 19, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68330-012-0; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68330-776-1), collects illustrated profiles of Barack Obama, Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, and Harriet Tubman. Ages 8–up.

Time/Sports Illustrated

Hockey: Then to Wow! (A Sports Illustrated Kids Book), by the editors of Sports Illustrated Kids (Sept. 26, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68330-011-3), introduces the evolution of the game via photographs, illustrations, stories, and trivia. Ages 8–12.


The Squickerwonkers, Vol. 2: The Demise of Selma the Spoiled by Evangeline Lilly (Sept. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-78329-862-4). For the first time, the Squickerwonkers leave their enchanting and spooky wagon to engage with the good people of Rin Run. Ages 5–8.

Toon/Raw Junior

Goodnight Planet by Liniers (Sept. 19, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-943145-20-1). A girl’s toy wakes up in the middle of the night to explore and look for cookies with the family dog. Ages 4–8.


Pikiq, illus. by Yayo (Sept. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-926890-05-0). In the far north, an Inuit child draws colorful creatures in the white landscape. Ages 3–7.


Only Remembered, ed. by Michael Morpurgo, illus. by Ian Beck (Jan. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-552-57405-1), collects favorite excerpts, poems, and images of WWI from such notable contributors as Anthony Horowitz and Emma Thompson. Ages 12–up.

Triangle Square

The Best Tailor in Pinbauê by Eymard Toledo (Sept. 26, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-60980-804-4) tells the story of one boy’s courage when his beautiful Brazilian town is ruined by the arrival of a gray, dusty factory. Ages 5–8.

The Wedding Portrait by Innosanto Nagara (Oct. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60980-802-0) features stories of direct action from around the world, when people stand up for what is right. Ages 6–9.

Martha and the Slave Catchers by Harriet Hyman Alonso, illus. by Elizabeth Zunon (Nov. 7, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60980-800-6). Thirteen-year-old Martha insists on being a part of the Underground Railroad rescue to bring her brother Jake home to their abolitionist community in 1854 Connecticut. Ages 8–12.

Trinity Univ.


ArteKids by Madeleine Budnick, artwork by San Antonio Museum of Art, adds Outside Todo el Día: Nature in English y Español (Oct. 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-59534-830-2) and Vamos, Body! Head to Toe in English y Español (Oct. 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-59534-828-9), ages up to 6.



Bocchi & Pocchi star in Bocchi & Pocchi’s Big Surprise by Noriko Matsubara (Nov. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-909991-19-4), ages 3–5. Joining Rita the Rescuer by Hilda Offen is Rita Rides Again (Jan. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-909991-22-4), ages 5–7. And The Darkening Path by Philip Womack concludes with The King’s Revenge (Nov. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-909991-30-9), ages 12–up.

Tumblehome Learning

Mosquitoes Don’t Bite Me by Pendred Noyce (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-943431-30-4). Mosquitoes don’t bite Nala, a trait that earns her a scientific expedition to her native Kenya. Ages 9–12.

I Always Wondered About That: 101 Questions and Answers About Science and Other Stuff by Larry Scheckel (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-943431-29-8) spotlights science information for curious young readers. Ages 12–up.


The Lairdbalor by Kathleen Kaufman (Oct. 10, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68336-587-7). Seven-year-old Jamie finds himself trapped in a dark world where his personal nightmare has come to life. Ages 15–18.


My First Book of Chinese Words: An ABC Rhyming Book of Chinese Language and Culture by Faye-Lynn Wu, illus. by Aya Padron (Aug. 29, hardcover, $10.95, ISBN 978-0-8048-4941-8); My First Book of Japanese Words: An ABC Rhyming Book of Japanese Language and Culture by Michelle Haney Brown, illus. by Aya Padron (Aug. 29, hardcover, $10.95, ISBN 978-0-8048-4953-1); My First Book of Korean Words: An ABC Rhyming Book of Korean Language and Culture by Kyubyong Park and Henry J. Amen, illus. by Aya Padron (Aug. 29, hardcover, $10.95, ISBN 978-0-8048-4940-1); and My First Book of Vietnamese Words: An ABC Rhyming Book of Vietnamese Language and Culture by Phuoc Thi Minh Tran, illus. by Dong Nguyen and Hop Thi Nguyen (Aug. 29, hardcover, $10.95, ISBN 978-0-8048-4907-4) introduce these languages and cultures to young children through everyday words. Ages 3–8.

Origami Peace Cranes: Friendships Take Flight: Includes Origami Paper & Instructions: Proceeds Support the Peace Crane Project by Sue DiCicco (Sept. 12, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-4-8053-1466-1) addresses the anxiety that comes with new beginnings and shows kids a way to act as a diverse community. Paper and instructions for making origami cranes are included. Ages 5–9.

Udon Entertainment


Manga Classics gains The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, adapted by Crystal S. Chan, illus. by Kuma Chan (Sept. 1, paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77294-017-6) and The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe, adapted by Stacy King, illus. by various artists (Sept. 1, paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77294-021-3), ages 12–18.

Univ. of Minnesota

Seven Ways to Trick a Troll by Lise Lunge-Larsen, illus. by Kari Vick (Oct. 3, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-8166-9977-3), collects troll-tricking tales from a wide range of historical and international sources. Ages up to 5.

The Clue in the Trees: An Enchantment Lake Mystery by Margi Preus (Sept. 19, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-5179-0219-3). Francie returns to Minnesota to continue looking for answers to her past, but things get sticky when her long-distant brother Theo turns up, someone winds up dead, and she gets dragged into a murder mystery. Ages 10–up.

Tales of Wonder: Retelling Fairy Tales through Picture Postcards by Jack Zipes (Oct. 10, hardcover, $34.95, ISBN 978-1-5179-0259-9) presents a pictorial history of fairy-tale postcards from the late 19th century to the present. Ages 10–up.

Univ. of New Mexico

Black Sheep, White Crow and Other Windmill Tales: Stories from Navajo Country by Jim Kristofic, illus. by Nolan Karras James (Aug. 15, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-8263-5819-6). When Kameron moves to his grandma’s sheep camp on the Navajo Reservation, he leaves behind his cell phone reception and his friends but meets an old storyteller. Ages 9–13.

Univ. of South Carolina


Young Palmetto Books introduces Dreaming with Animals: Anna Hyatt Huntington and Brookgreen Gardens by L. Kerr Dunn, illus. by Monica Wyrick, foreword by Robin R. Salmon (Oct. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-61117-820-3), ages 8–12.



Flying Furballs issues Hot Air by Donovan Bixley (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-927262-54-2), ages 7–9.


On My Way to the Lilikoi Tree by Jonna Ocampo (Aug. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-945176-64-7). A group of animals uses teamwork as they journey on the island of Oahu, Hawaii to find a special tree. Ages 2–6.

Friends and Mates in Fifty States by Ellen Weisberg and Ken Yoffe (Oct. 15, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-68419-265-6) is an introduction to the 50 states and their interesting features. Ages 3–8.

Pancakes for Dinner! by Philip D. Cortez (Sept. 15, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-945174-20-9). Two girls convince their father that they can enjoy a stack of pancakes even after sundown. Ages 4–8.

Same Inside, Different Outside by Deborah Hunt (Sept. 15, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-945175-70-1). Dr. Shaw and the skeleton Mr. Bones teach Emma’s kindergarten class about the human body. Ages 4–8.

The One-Eyed Pug by Deborah Hunt (Aug. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-945175-78-7). A pug who is finally adopted into his forever home must adjust to the arrival of a rambunctious puppy. Ages 5–10.


Snow Frog hops along with Snow Frog Birthday Adventures by Stanton Barrett (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-945173-60-8), ages 3–6. The Spectacular World of Waldorf greets Mr. Waldorf Travels to Montana, Big Sky Country by Barbara Terry and Beth Ann Stifflemire (Aug. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-68419-258-8), ages 3–8. Magic Mommy by Karin McCay issues Marvin and the Giant Bubble (Aug. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-945176-20-3) and Marvin and the Surprise Package (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-68419-257-1), ages 4–8. The Whizbang Machine offers Tunney’s Curse by Danielle A. Vann (Aug. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-945174-54-4), ages 12–18. And The Cup, Sword and Stone adds Fractured: When Shadows Arise by Cathy Hird (Aug. 15, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-944782-59-7), ages 12–22.

Wayne State Univ.


Great Lakes Books welcomes To the Copper Country: Mihaela’s Journey by Barbara Carney-Coston (Sept. 11, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8143-4363-0), ages 8–12.

Web of Life

Hawk Mother: The Story of a Red-tailed Hawk Who Hatched Chickens by Kara Hagedorn (Sept. 17, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-9883303-7-5). At the aviary, a red-tailed hawk who can no longer fly free hatches two chicken eggs and raises the chicks. Ages 5–9.

Well-Trained Mind

King Arthur and His Knights: A Companion Reader with Dramatization by Jim Weiss and Chris Bauer, illus. by Rebecca Sorge (Sept. 12, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-945841-09-5). This illustrated retelling is packaged with a script, staging instructions, and a companion CD. Ages 8–13.


It’s Only the Wind by Mindy Dwyer (Oct. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5132-6074-7). A mother soothes her children to sleep with fanciful stories explaining the sounds the wind makes. Ages 3–7.

What on Earth

The Big History Timeline Stickerbook: From the Big Bang to the Present Day; 14 Billion Years on One Amazing Timeline! (Oct. 3, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-9955766-5-0) The Nature Timeline Stickerbook: From Bacteria to Humanity: The Story of Life on Earth in One Epic Timeline! (Oct. 3, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-9955766-6-7), and The Science Timeline Stickerbook: The Story of Science from the Stone Ages to the Present Day! (Oct. 3, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-9955766-7-4) by Christopher Lloyd, illus. by Andy Forshaw, are 5.5-foot timelines created in association with the American Museum of Natural History, which feature reusable stickers that help readers see the history of the world, planet, and universe. Ages 3–7.

The Shakespeare Timeline Stickerbook: See All the Plays of Shakespeare Being Performed at Once in the Globe Theatre! by Christopher Lloyd, illus. by Andy Forshaw and Nick Walton (Oct. 3, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-9955766-8-1), spotlights Shakespeare’s plays, summarized and presented on a timeline according to their order of writing. Developed in partnership with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Ages 3–7.

The Big History Timeline Posterbook: Unfold the History of the Universe—from the Big Bang to the Present Day! (Sept. 5, paper, $49.95, ISBN 978-0-9954820-3-6) and The Science Timeline Posterbook: Unfold the Story of Inventions—from the Stone Age to the Present Day! (Aug. 1, paper, $49.95, ISBN 978-0-9954820-6-7) by Christopher Lloyd, illus. by Andy Forshaw, each contains more than 1,000 illustrations and unfold into a 10-foot laminated timeline. Ages 6–14.

The Big History Timeline Wallbook: Unfold the History of the Universe—from the Big Bang to the Present Day! (Sept. 5, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-9932847-2-4) and The Science Timeline Wallbook: Unfold the Story of Inventions—from the Stone Age to the Present Day! (Aug. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-9932847-5-5) by Christopher Lloyd, illus. by Andy Forshaw, are six-foot fold-out timelines containing a newspaper-style chronicle reporting on historic events, a 50-question quiz, and a pocket magnifier. Ages 6–14.

Wilkins Farago

The Bureau of Weights and Measures by Anne-Gaelle Balpe, illus. by Vincent Mahé(Jan. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-648-00910-8). A father and son try to create a machine that can measure emotions. Ages 5–7.

The Pink Suitcase by Susie Morgenstern, illus. by Serge Bloch (Jan. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-9871099-4-1). In a tale about celebrating individuality, Benjamin loves the pink suitcase he receives from his grandmother. Ages 5–7.


The Secret to Clara’s Calm by Tamara Levitt, illus. by Jeremy Bondy (Nov. 21, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-61429-390-3). Over summer vacation Clara meets a bird who teaches her calming breathing exercises. Ages 4–9.

Ziji: The Puppy Who Learned to Meditate by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche and Torey Hayden, illus. by Charity Larrison (Oct. 24, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61429-471-9) teaches children the basics of meditation. Ages 6–9.


Hog Wild! A Frenzy of Dance Music by Sandra Boynton, composed by Michael Ford and Boynton (Sept. 19, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7611-8992-3), collects the lyrics for 11 original dance tunes performed by such celebrities as Stanley Tucci, Kristen Bell, and Samuel L. Jackson on the accompanying CD. All ages.

Crinkle, Crinkle, Little Star: Trace the Stars. Hear Them Crinkle. by Justin Krasner, illus. by Emma Yarlett (Oct. 17, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-5235-0120-5), is a touch-and feel board book featuring the night sky. Ages 1–4.

The Most Dangerous Book: An Illustrated Introduction to Archery by Daniel Nayeri, illus. by Anna-Maria Jung (Oct. 31, hardcover, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-5235-0119-9). This introduction to archery turns into a bow and shoots paper arrows. Ages 8–12.


Indestructibles created by Amy Pitxton offers Love You, Baby by Stephan Lomp (Aug. 8, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-5235-0122-9) and Welcome, Baby by Stephan Lomp (Aug. 8, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-5235-0123-6), ages 1–2. Journey Through the Pages zooms along with Rocket by Mike Vago, illus. by Matthew Rockefeller (Oct. 31, hardcover, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-5235-0113-7), ages 4–8. Spy on History picks up Victor Dowd and the World War II Ghost Army by Enigma Alberti, illus. by Scott Wegener (Jan. 23, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-0-7611-9326-5), ages 8–14. And Irresponsible Science issues The Book of Massively Epic Engineering Disasters: 33 Thrilling Experiments for Young Scientists by Sean Connolly (Sept. 5, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-7611-8394-5), ages 9–14.

Yosemite Conservancy

Where’s Rodney? by Carmen Bogan, illus. by Floyd Cooper (Aug. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-930238-73-2). A boy who longs to get out of his classroom and into nature finally gets his wish when his class visits a park with enough space to run, climb, and shout. Ages 4–8.


The Life Heroic: How to Unleash Your Most Amazing Self by Elizabeth Svoboda (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-942186-25-0) presents a research-based guide to equip readers with the tools they need to become everyday heroes. Ages 8–up.


Your Own Beautiful: Advice and Inspiration from Chelsea Crockett by Chelsea Crockett (Oct. 24, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76236-2). Social media star Crockett expands on the beauty tips and inspirational advice featured on her YouTube channel. Ages 13–up.


Captain Snout and the Super Power Questions: Don’t Let the ANTs Steal Your Happiness by Daniel Amen, illus. by Brendan Kearney (Sept. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-310-75832-7) empowers children and shows them how to get rid of their negative thoughts. Ages 4–8.

Ten Little Night Stars by Deb Gruelle, illus. by Gabi Murphy (Jan. 23, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76212-6). Readers count along as 10 stars come out and animals get ready for a good night’s sleep. Ages 4–8.

With Love, from Me to You by Mary Manz Simon, illus. by Corinna Ice (Dec. 26, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-310-75815-0), is a rhyming story reminding readers how important it is to love and be loved. Ages 4–8.


A Sing-Along Book adds If You’re Happy and You Know It, illus. by Barbara Szepesi Szucs (Aug. 8, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-310-75922-5), ages 4–8.