Faber & Faber

Santa’s New Beard by Caroline Crowe, illus. by Jess Pauwels (Oct. 6, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-571-33654-8). The smallest elf becomes the head of Santa’s engineering department after she discovers how to fix Santa’s beard. Ages up to 5.

Veg Patch Party by Clare Foges, illus. by Al Murphy (Sept. 8, $15.95, ISBN 978-0-571-35285-2). The vegetables party in this follow-up to Kitchen Disco. Ages up to 5.

The World’s Most Magnificent Machines by David Long, illus. by Simon Tyler (Nov. 10, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-571-34718-6). Inspired by travel posters of the 1920s and ’30s, this book focuses on 32 inventive transportation vehicles throughout history. Ages 9–11.


The Cuddle Book by Mifflin Lowe, illus. by Delia Ciccarelli (Jan. 5, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-265-2). This padded book offers a rhyming ode to cuddling. Ages up to 3.

A Winter Walk in the City by Cathy Goldberg, illus. by Melanie Hall (Nov. 10, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-290-4), spotlights winter holidays celebrated by a diverse group of city folk. Ages up to 5.

S Is for Snow by Ashley Marie Mireles, illus. by Volha Kaliaha (Sept. 29, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-256-0), presents an alphabetical roundup of wintertime phenomena. Ages 1–3.

I Dig Being Kind by Michele Robbins, illus. by Ekaterina Ladatko (Oct. 27, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-273-7). Excavator and his truck friends demonstrate kindness and manners. Ages 1–5.

Courageous First Ladies Who Changed the World by Heidi Poelman, illus. by Giovana Medeiros (Sept. 29, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-249-2), introduces 11 first ladies and their global impact. Ages 2–5.

The Runaway Shirt by Kathy MacMillan, illus. by Julia Castaño (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-251-5). This laundry adventure encourages kids to see the opportunity for fun in everyday chores and tasks. Ages 3–6.

Dear Moon by Stephen Wunderli, illus. by Maria Luisa Di Gravio (Oct. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-269-0). Two friends who try to build a rocket and freeze time by stopping the movement of the moon learn about love, change, and loss. Ages 3–8.

No Matter What: A Foster Care Tale by Josh Shipp and David Tieche, illus. by Yuliya Pankratova (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-253-9). In this tale about finding one’s home, a squirrel finds a patient pair of elephants who love him and his antics, no matter what. Ages 3–8.

Energy Animated by Tyler Jorden, illus. by Elsa Martins (Sept. 29, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-254-6), is an interactive book highlighting various types of energy sources and how they light up the world. Ages 4–6.

Santa.com by Russell Hicks and Matt Cubberly, illus. by Ryley Garcia (Sept. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-289-8). When an online Christmas wish-fulfillment operation is hacked, an elf sets out to bring back Santa. Ages 4–8.

Florence and Her Fantastic Family Tree by Judy Gilliam, illus. by Laura Addari (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-250-8). A girl celebrates her blended family as she completes a genealogy assignment. Ages 5–8.

Snoozapalooza by Kimberlee Gard, illus. by Vivian Mineker (Sept. 29, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-255-3). In this counting story, animal friends huddle together to hibernate for the winter. Ages 5–8.

Body Positive: A Guide to Loving Your Body by Emily Lauren Dick (Jan. 5, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64170-267-6) addresses topics such as body image, self-improvement, mental health, bullying, and sexual harassment. Ages 16 and up.


100 First Words releases 100 First Words for Little Gym Rats by Andrea Veenker, illus. by Patrick Gray (Jan. 5, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-266-9), ages up to 3. And Lit for Little Hands continues with Les Misérables by Olga Skomorokhova (Sept. 29, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-196-9), ages 3–7.


Soon You’ll Be Sleeping by Haddy Njie, illus. by Lisa Aisato (Oct. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10130-7) is a bedtime book showing how nature’s seasons sleep and awaken through the year. Ages 5–7.

The Little Book of Dinosaur Sounds (Sept. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10302-8) and The Little Book of Safari Animal Sounds (Sept. 1, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10251-9) by Andrea Pinnington and Caz Buckingham. Facts, illustrations, and sound buttons introduce these creatures. Ages 5–9.

Glow Down Deep: Amazing Creatures That Light Up (Sept. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-2281-0253-3; paper $12.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10252-6) and Nature at Night (Sept. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-2281-0255-7; paper $12.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10254-0) by Lisa Regan. These books about animals and organisms that rely on the power of light to survive feature glow-in-the-dark illustrations. Ages 7–12.

The Life of Anne Frank by Kay Woodward (Sept. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10301-1). Photos illustrate this account of the two years that Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis. Ages 9–18.

The Cheerleading Book: The Young Athlete’s Guide by Ali Moffatt and Alana Potter
(Oct. 1, $29.95, ISBN 978-0-2281-0311-0; paper $19.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10273-1). This resource by two champion cheerleading coaches includes step-by-step photos. Ages 10–16.


New Gumboot Kids Nature Mysteries by Eric Hogan and Tara Hungerford are The Case of the Buzzing Honey Makers (Oct. 1, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-2281-0282-3; paper $6.99, ISBN 978-0-228-10281-6) and The Case of the Singing Ocean (Oct. 1, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-2281-0285-4; paper $6.99, ISBN 978-0-228-10284-7), ages 4–7.

Five Mile


Wiggles issues Go Santa Go! A Wiggly Christmas Song Book by the Wiggles (Oct. 1, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-925970-05-0), ages 3–5.


Norbert the Winter Gnome by Daniela Drescher (Sept. 15, $9.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-78250-678-2). In this story of friendship and kindness, Norbert brings delicious gifts to his hungry animal friends in winter. Ages 1–3.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Gerda Muller (Sept. 29, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-628-7) offers a picture-book interpretation of the story that inspired Disney’s Fantasia. Ages 4–7.

An Illustrated Kalevala: Myths and Legends from Finland by Kirsti Mäkinen, trans. by Kaarina Brooks, illus. by Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin (Aug. 25, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-643-0), retells Finland’s national folk saga. Ages 9–16.


A Very Big Problem by Amy-Jill Levine and Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, illus. by Annie Bowler (Aug. 4, $18, ISBN 978-1-947888-11-1). In the world’s first garden, creatures compete for God’s love until they’re reminded that it is big enough for everyone. Ages 3–7.

For Beautiful Black Boys Who Believe in a Better World by Michael W. Waters, illus. by Keisha Morris (Sept. 22, $18, ISBN 978-1-947888-08-1). A boy’s response to gun violence in his community inspires hopeful forms of activism and advocacy in this story based on real-life events. Ages 6–10.

Focus on the Family


AIO Imagination Station Books adds Swept into the Sea by Sheila Seifert and Chris Brack (Oct. 6, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-64607-000-8), ages 7–12.

Free Spirit

Jamie and Bubbie: A Book About People’s Pronouns by Afsaneh Moradian, illus. by Maria Bogade (Oct. 6, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-543-0). Jamie teaches Bubbie respectful use of personal pronouns in this multigenerational tale. Ages 4–8.

Y Is for Yet: A Growth Mindset Alphabet by Shannon Anderson, illus. by Jacob Souva (Sept. 8, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-525-6), is an ABC book that aims to help kids learn from their mistakes and build resilience, and strive to be a little better every day. Ages 4–8.

Lulu and the Hunger Monster by Erik Talkin, illus. by Sheryl Murray (Sept. 8, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-546-1). Lulu’s story personalizes the struggles of children experiencing food insecurity and hunger. Ages 5–9.

Violet the Snowgirl: A Story of Loss and Healing by Lisa L. Walsh, illus. by Wendy Leach (Nov. 10, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-517-1). A girl made of snow melts in this story meant to help readers find ways to cope with loss. Ages 5–10.

Mindset Power: A Kid’s Guide to Growing Better Every Day by Shannon Anderson, illus. by Violet Lemay (Sept. 1, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63198-497-6), inspires teens to overcome obstacles and achieve their goals. Ages 9–13.


Kids Can Cope continues with Let Go of Jealousy (Sept. 1, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-570-6) and Say Hi When You’re Shy (Sept. 1, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-569-0) by Gill Hasson, illus. by Sarah Jennings, ages 6–9.


The Wolf and the Fly by Antje Damm (Aug. 4, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-77657-280-9). One toy after another disappears into the mouth of the hungry wolf, until he swallows a wriggly fly for dessert. Ages 2–4.

Selma by Jutta Bauer (Sept. 1, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-212-0) celebrates the joys of a simple life. Ages 4–8.

Bibbit Jumps by Bei Lynn (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-277-9) follows a frog through 10 days of adventures. Ages 5–9.

The Kiosk by Anete Melece (Oct. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-299-1). Olga the shopkeeper discovers that she can lift and move her newspaper and magazine kiosk, allowing her to visit other places. Ages 5–9.

Migrants by Issa Watanabe (Oct. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-313-4) describes the journey of a group of animals leaving a leafless forest. Ages 5–9.

How Do You Make a Baby? by Anna Fiske (Aug. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-285-4) offers facts about this topic with humor and cartoon-style illustrations. Ages 8–12.

The Inkberg Enigma by Jonathan King (Sept. 1, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-77657-266-3). Miro and Zia uncover a secret that has corrupted their fishing town for decades. Ages 8–12.

Timeline Science and Technology by Peter Goes (Oct. 6, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-300-4) provides an illustrated history of technology from the Stone Age to the present. Ages 11–12.


My Happy Life by Rose Lagercrantz, illus. by Eva Eriksson, wraps up with All’s Happy That Ends Happy (Aug. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-292-2), ages 5–9.

Green Bean

Going Rogue (at Hebrew School) by Casey Breton (Sept. 19, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-78438-539-2). Star Wars aficianado Avery begins to suspect that the new rabbi teaching Hebrew school might be a Jedi master. Ages 9–13.

Striker Boy by Jonny Zucker (Oct. 19, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-78438-517-0) is a soccer-centered thriller. Ages 11–14.

Gremese International


Harry & Bunnie from the Netflix show appear in New Magical Star—I’m Bunnie by Philippe Osbourne (Dec. 31, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-88-7301-788-2), ages 6–10.

Greystone Kids

Animals Brag About Their Bottoms by Maki Sato, trans. by Brian Bergstrom (Sept. 29, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-710-6). Animals share why they love their behinds. Ages 3–7.

Teatime Around the World by Denyse Waissbluth, illus. by Chelsea O’Byrne (Sept. 29, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-601-7), explores tea cultures across the globe. Ages 3–7.

Catch the Sky: Playful Poems on the Air We Share by Robert Heidbreder, illus. by Emily Dove (Sept. 29, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-631-4), collects 30 poems about the many things kids observe when looking up—from birds to shooting stars. Ages 3–8.

How Jack Lost Time by Stéphanie Lapointe, trans. by Arielle Aaronson, illus. by Delphie Côté-Lacroix (Oct. 13, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-757-1). A fisherman vows to rescue his son, who was swallowed by a whale years earlier. Ages 9–12.

Plasticus Maritimus: An Invasive Species by Ana Pego and Isabel Minhos, illus. by Bernado P. Carvalho (Sept. 8, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-643-7), outlines current solutions to plastic contamination and advocates for changes in our habits. Ages 12–18.

Greystone/Aldana Libros

Small History of a Disagreement by Claudio Fuentes, trans. by Elisa Arnado, illus. by Gabriela Lyon (Oct. 27, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-707-6), introduces the process of debate, listening, and collective decision-making. Ages 7–12.

War by Jose Jorge Letria, illus. by André Letria (Oct. 27, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-726-7), reveals the causes and effects of war. Ages 9–12.


The Bad Chair by Dasha Tolstikova (Nov. 3, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-246-4) is a friendship story that encourages readers to empathize with those feeling left out. Ages 3–7.

I Found Hope in a Cherry Tree by Jean E. Pendziwol, illus. by Nathalie Dion (Sept. 1, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-220-4). A child experiences the hardships and beauties of nature through the seasons. Ages 3–7.

Maggie’s Treasure by Jon-Erik Lappano, illus. by Kellen Hatanaka (Sept. 1, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-237-2). When Maggie’s treasure collection grows too big to manage, she’s inspired to find a creative solution that benefits the environment. Ages 3–7.

Nice Try Charlie! by Matt James (Sept. 1, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-180-1). Charlie discovers a pie in the neighborhood and sets out to locate its owner. Ages 3–7.

Night Walk by Sara O’Leary, illus. by Ellie Arscott (Sept. 29, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-796-2). On a late-night walk with her father through their neighborhood, a girl finds delight and comfort in moments of quiet. Ages 3–7.

Two Drops of Brown in a Cloud of White by Saumiya Balasubramaniam, illus. by Eva Campbell (Nov. 3, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-258-7). A child’s joy on a snowy day helps her mother feel at home in their new country. Ages 3–7.

Cave Paintings by Jairo Buitrago, trans. by Elisa Amado, illus. by Rafael Yockteng (Nov. 3, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-172-6). A boy who travels on a spaceship through the universe to visit his grandmother on Earth discovers handprints and drawings in an ancient cave. Ages 4–7.

The Old Woman by Joanne Schwartz, illus. by Nahid Kazemi (Sept. 29, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-211-2). An elderly woman shares her home with a scruffy dog who is her best friend and constant companion. Ages 4–8.

A Sweet Meeting on Mimouna Night by Allison Ofanansky, illus. by Rotem Teplow (Nov. 3, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-397-3). This story of friendship and customs shared by a Jewish family and their Muslim neighbors spotlights the Moroccan Jewish holiday of Mimouna. Ages 4–8.

The Three Brothers by Marie-Louise Gay (Sept. 29, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-377-5). Three brothers set off in search of wild animals in a changing climate. Ages 4–8.

If You Want to Visit a Sea Garden by Kay Weisman, illus. by Roy Henry Vickers (Sept. 1, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-970-6), introduces the ancient sea gardens, aka clam gardens, on the Northwest coast of North America. Ages 5–8.

Sleeping with the Light On by David Unger, illus. by Carlos Vélez Aguilera (Nov. 3, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-384-3). Life in 1950s Guatemala is simple for Davico and his older brother, until soldiers invade and the blackouts begin. Ages 6–9.

The Stray and the Strangers by Steven Heighton, illus. by Melissa Iwai (Sept. 29, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-381-2). In a tale inspired by true events, a stray dog befriends an orphan boy in a refugee camp on a Greek island. Ages 6–9.

No Vacancy by Tziporah Cohen
(Sept. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-410-9). With the help of her Catholic friend, a Jewish girl creates a tourist attraction to save her family’s failing motel. Ages 9–12.

The Greats by Deborah Ellis (Sept. 29, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-387-4). With the unexpected help of a giant prehistoric sloth, ghostly grandfathers return to help a suicidal teenager. Ages 12–17.


See to Learn by Kate Moss Gamblin, illus. by Karen Patkau, gains Lake (Sept. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-881-5), ages 4–7.

Hardie Grant


Paladero by Steven Lochran concludes with The Champions of the Blade (Sept. 1, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-76012-473-1), ages 9–12.


Agent Lion and the Case of the Missing Party by Jacky Davis and David Soman, illus. by Soman (Jan. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286918-0). When Petunia the skunk can’t find her birthday party, Agent Lion steps in to help. Ages 4–8.

Can We Be Friends? Unexpected Animal Friendships from Around the World by Erica Sirotich (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294158-9) features five unusual animal friendships. Ages 4–8.

The Couch Potato by Jory John, illus. by Pete Oswald (Nov. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295453-4). A laid-back potato realizes there is much more to life than slouching on the sofa. Ages 4–8.

Cow Boy Is Not a Cowboy by Gregory Barrington (Oct. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289136-5). A bull named Merle (who is a boy cow, and not a cowboy) befriends an energetic goat named Goat Girl. Ages 4–8.

Dear Baby by Paris Rosenthal, illus. by Holly Hatam (Sept. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-301272-1), presents a love letter from parents to their new bundle of joy. Ages 4–8.

Dear Earth... From Your Friends in Room 5 by Erin Dealey, illus. by Luisa Uribe (Dec. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291532-0), delivers a story about how to be an Earth Hero. Ages 4–8.

Dinosaurs Are Not Extinct: Real Facts About Real Dinosaurs by Drew Sheneman (Oct. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297234-7) explores the world of modern-day dinosaurs. Ages 4–8.

Escape Goat by Ann Patchett, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser (Sept. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288339-1), spotlights a plucky goat who continuously escapes the pen and gets blamed for mischief. Ages 4–8.

Everyone Gets a Say by Jill Twiss, illus. by E.G. Keller (Aug. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-293375-1). Pudding the snail and his friends star in a story about voting that underscores the importance of speaking up. Ages 4–8.

Frog and Toad Are Friends (50th anniversary commemorative ed.) by Arnold Lobel (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298343-5) features remastered artwork, bonus material, and a biography of Lobel. Ages 4–8.

Harry and the Guinea Pig by Gene Zion, illus. by Margaret Bloy Graham (Jan. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-274773-0). This new tale about Harry the dog is rendered in the style of his original creators. Ages 4–8.

Hello, Ninja. Hello, Georgie. by N.D. Wilson, illus. by Forrest Dickison (Sept. 29, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287197-8). An imaginative ninja must decide whether his magical world is big enough for a friend. Ages 4–8.

I Promise by LeBron James, illus. by Nina Mata (Aug. 11, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297106-7). The NBA superstar reminds readers that tomorrow’s success starts with the promises we make to ourselves and our community today. Ages 4–8.

Mary Engelbreit’s Little Book of Love by Mary Engelbreit (Dec. 15, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-301722-1) pairs Engelbreit’s art with her favorite quotes about love. Ages 4–8.

My Words by Grant Snider (Oct. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-290780-6) offers a romp following one girl’s discovery of words. Ages 4–8.

Peppermint Post by Bruce Hale, illus. by Stephanie Laberis (Sept. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284717-1), reveals where the true magic of Christmas originates: the North Pole’s Peppermint Post Office. Ages 4–8.

Puppy in My Head by Elise Gravel (Jan. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-303767-0). Using “a puppy in my head” as a metaphor for anxious feelings, Gravel’s story takes kids step-by-step from fear to calmness. Ages 4–8.

Rise Up and Write It by Nandini Ahuja, illus. by Anoosha Syed (Jan. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302959-0). A young activist builds a community garden for her neighborhood in this book including pull-out letters and postcards. Ages 4–8.

She Caught the Light: Williamina Stevens Fleming: Astronomer by Kathryn Lasky, illus. by Julianna Swaney (Jan. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284930-4), relays the story of this woman who overcame the odds and helped pave the way for modern astronomical discovery. Ages 4–8.

Trash Truck by Max Keane (Sept. 29, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-06-300221-0) is a tale based on the Netflix show, about a boy and his unlikely best friend, Trash Truck. Ages 4–8.

Climate Action: What Happened and What We Can Do by Seymour Simon (Jan. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294331-6) explores the climate crisis, humanity’s role in causing it, and what kids and experts are doing to fix it. Ages 6–10.

Dinosaurs: Fact and Fable by Seymour Simon (Nov. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-247064-5) digs deep into the age of dinosaurs, covering fossilization, extinction theories, and more. Ages 6–10.

The Ballad of Tubs Marshfield by Cara Hoffman (Nov. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286547-2) is a fable about a jovial frog who helps his best friend uncover the source of a mysterious illness that is spreading through their Louisiana swamp. Ages 8–12.

Don’t Turn Out the Lights: A Tribute to Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, edited by Jonathan Maberry (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287767-3), pays tribute to Schwartz’s classic horror tales. Ages 8–12.

The Endangereds by Philippe Cousteau and Austin Aslan (Sept. 29, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289416-8). A superstrong polar bear and three animal friends are determined to save endangered species across the globe. Ages 8–12.

The Girl and the Ghost by Hanna Alkaf (Aug. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294095-7). Suraya’s witch grandmother gives her a ghostly companion whose shadows threaten to consume them both. Ages 8–12.

Magic’s Most Wanted by Tyler Whitesides (Jan. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256837-3). Mason’s father goes to jail, his grades plummet, and officers from an organization called Magix arrest him for being the most wanted criminal in the magic world. Ages 8–12.

One Time by Sharon Creech (Sept. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-257074-1). Gina Filomena discovers the endless possibilities her future may hold with help from a brilliant teacher and a new neighbor. Ages 8–12.

The Secret Life of Sam by Kim Ventrella (Sept. 29, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294118-3). After Sam’s father dies, a mysterious cat leads him to a passage through which Sam can revisit his old life for a few minutes at a time. Ages 8–12.

Shaking Up the House by Yamile Saied Méndez (Jan. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297072-5). The two daughters of the outgoing American president start a friendly prank war with the incoming president’s daughters. Ages 8–12.

Super Good Baking for Kids by Duff Goldman (Sept. 29, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-06-234981-1) offers dessert recipes from this celebrity chef and host of Kids Baking Championship. Ages 8–12.

If I Tell You the Truth by Jasmin Kaur (Jan. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291264-0) delves into the stories of Kiran, a victim of sexual assault living undocumented in Canada, and her daughter. Ages 14–18.


The Adventures of Paddington welcomes The Magic Trick by Megan Roth (Sept. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-298312-1), ages 4–8. I Can Read Level 1 adds 44 Cats: A Cat’s Best Friend by Rainbow (Oct. 6, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-300214-2); The Berenstain Bears’ School Talent Show by Mike Berenstain (Dec. 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265480-9); Clark the Shark Gets a Pet by Bruce Hale, illus. by Guy Francis (Nov. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291255-8); I Want to Be a Teacher by Laura Driscoll, illus. by Catalina Echeverri (Jan. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298955-0); Pete the Cat: Super Pete by James Dean, illus. by James Dean and Kimberly Dean (Sept. 29, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286853-4); Pinkalicious and the Pinkettes by Victoria Kann (Sept. 29, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284051-6); and Ranger Rick: I Wish I Was a Flamingo by Jennifer Bové (Jan. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243235-3), ages 4–8. I Can Read Level 2 gains Albert Einstein: A Curious Mind by Sarah Albee, illus. by Gustavo Mazali (Aug. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243270-4); and Splat the Cat and the Cat in the Moon by Rob Scotton (Aug. 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269712-7), ages 4–8. And Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids by Rob Elliott, illus. by Anna Chernyshova, picks up Laugh-Out-Loud Christmas Jokes: Lift-the-Flap (Sept. 15, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-294390-3), ages 4–8; and Laugh-Out-Loud Valentine’s Day Jokes for Kids (Dec. 15, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-299186-7), ages 6–10.

My First I Can Read titles are The Adventures of Paddington: Paddington and the Pigeon by Alyssa Satin Capucilli (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298315-2); Baby Shark: The Shark Tooth Fairy by Pinkfong (Sept. 29, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-304284-1); Biscuit and the Little Llamas by Capucilli, illus. by Pat Schories (Jan. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-290998-5); Pete the Kitty: Ready, Set, Go-Cart! by James Dean, illus. by James Dean and Kimberly Dean (Jan. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297405-1); and Ty’s Travels: All Aboard! (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295112-0) and Ty’s Travels: Zip, Zoom! (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295110-6) by Kelly Starling Lyons, illus. by Nina Mata, ages 4–8. Over the Moon kicks off with TV tie-ins Over the Moon: An Original Picture Book (Sept. 29, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-300241-8), ages 4–8; and Over the Moon: The Novelization by Wendy Wan-Long Shang (Sept. 29, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-06-300243-2), ages 8–12. Pete the Cat stars in Crayons Rock! by James Dean, illus. by James Dean and Kimberly Dean (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286855-8), ages 4–8. And Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian by Jonathan Messinger, illus. by Aleksei Bitskoff, opens with The Fuzzy Apocalypse (Sept. 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-293215-0) and The Accidental Volcano (Sept. 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-293218-1), ages 6–10.

Joining HarperChapters are 13th Street #4: The Shocking Shark Showdown by David Bowles, illus. by Shane Clester (Nov. 10, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294789-5); S.O.S.: Society of Substitutes #1: The Great Escape (Jan. 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-290928-2) and S.O.S.: Society of Substitutes #2: The Zoo Switcheroo (Jan. 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-290934-3) by Alan Katz, illus. by Alex Lopez; Sparkleton #3: The Mini Mistake by Calliope Glass, illus. by Hollie Mengert (Dec. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294798-7); and Trouble at Table 5 #3: The Firefly Fix (Aug. 18, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295347-6) and Trouble at Table 5 #4: I Can’t Feel My Feet (Dec. 8, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295350-6) by Tom Watson, illus. by Marta Kissi, ages 6–10. My Weird School Special by Dan Gutman, illus. by Jim Paillot, welcomes My Weirder-est School #6: Mrs. Bacon Is Fakin’! (Oct. 20, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-269116-3), ages 6–10. Bravelands by Erin Hunter rolls on with Oathkeeper (Sept. 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-264222-6), ages 8–12. Dimension Why kicks off with How to Save the Universe Without Really Trying by John Cusick (Sept. 29, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-293758-2), ages 8–12. And Great Escapes by Steven Otfinoski, illus. by James Bernardin, adds Survival in the Wilderness (Dec. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286045-3), ages 8–12.

Idols of Pop greets Billie Eilish: Your Unofficial Guide to the Most Talked About Teen on the Planet by Amy Wills (Aug. 11, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-299369-4), ages 8–12. Odd Gods by David Slavin, illus. by Adam J.B. Lane, offers The Oddlympics (Oct. 20, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-06-283957-2), ages 8–12. Rosewood Chronicles by Connie Glynn issues The Lost Princess (Oct. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299440-0), ages 8–12. Starfell by Dominique Valente gains Willow Moss & the Forgotten Tale (Jan. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287944-8), ages 8–12. New to Stick Dog by Tom Watson is Stick Dog Meets His Match (Sept. 8, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-268520-9), ages 8–12. VIP picks up Dr. Mae Jemison: Brave Rocketeer by Heather Alexander, illus. by Jennifer Bricking (Jan. 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297808-0); and Lewis Latimer: Engineering Wizard by Denise Lewis Patrick, illus. by Daniel Duncan (Jan. 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297807-3), ages 8–12. Joining Warriors Super Edition by Erin Hunter is Graystripe’s Vow (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296302-4), ages 8–12. And Hunter’s The Broken Code adds Darkness Within (Nov. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-282372-4), ages 8–12.

HarperCollins Español

A Girl Named Rosita: The Story of Rita Moreno: Actress, Singer, Dancer, Trailblazer! by Anika Aldamuy Denise, illus. by Leo Espinosa (Nov. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287770-3), is a picture book biography of this Puerto Rican
performer. Ages 4–8.

HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray

The Bookstore Cat by Cylin Busby, illus. by Charles Santoso (Oct. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289434-2), follows the everyday adventures of a bookstore cat, described with adjectives from A to Z. Ages 4–8.

Friendsgiving by Nancy Siscoe, illus. by Sabina Gibson (Sept. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295676-7). Old friends join with new acquaintances to enjoy the bounty of the fall season, and a new tradition is born. Ages 4–8.

Maryam’s Magic: The Story of Mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani by Megan Reid, illus. by Aaliya Jaleel (Jan. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291596-2), profiles this celebrated Iranian mathematician. Ages 4–8.

Sharko and Hippo by Elliott Kalan, illus. by Andrea Tsurumi (Sept. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-279109-2). This tongue-twisty farce about a shark and a hippo gives a nod to classic Marx Brothers bits. Ages 4–8.

Sometimes People March by Tessa Allen (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299118-8) provides an introduction to how Americans exercise their right to free speech by marching in the name of justice. Ages 4–8.

Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston (Jan. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297516-4). This series starter centers on a Black girl who must earn a spot at the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs in order to find her missing brother. Ages 8–12.

Heroes Level Up by Tom O’Donnell (Oct. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287217-3). The heroes from Homerooms and Hall Passes head back to Suburbia to battle the tyranny of cliques, standardized tests, and an evil warlock. Ages 8–12.

Horace & Bunwinkle by P.J. Gardner, illus. by David Mottram (Sept. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294654-6), launches a trilogy in which an anxious Boston terrier and an exuberant pot-bellied pig solve crimes in their barnyard. Ages 8–12.

The Language of Ghosts by Heather Fawcett (Sept. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-285454-4). Three royal siblings unlock a long-forgotten magic in their bid to reclaim their stolen throne. Ages 8–12.

Among the Beasts and Briars by Ashley Poston (Oct. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284736-2) is a fantasy adventure set in a forest filled with secrets and monsters. Ages 13–18.

Charming as a Verb by Ben Philippe (Sept. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-282414-1). When Henri’s classmate Corinne uncovers his less-than-honest side, she blackmails him into helping her change her image at school. Ages 13–18.

Set Fire to the Gods by Sara Raasch and Kristen Simmons (Aug. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289156-3). Two elemental gladiators must decide where their loyalties lie as an ancient war between immortals and humans looms. Ages 13–18.

Soulswift by Megan Bannen (Nov. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267418-0). When a devout teen finds herself the unwilling human vessel for an enemy goddess, a young soldier helps her exorcise the presence in order to save her life. Ages 13–18.

Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas (Jan. 12, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284671-6) tells the story of Maverick Carter, Starr’s father in Thomas’s The Hate U Give, as a teen. Ages 14–18.

Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant (Jan. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298283-4). An aspiring romance writer’s best friend convinces her to follow a “Happily Ever After” plan to find creative inspiration. Ages 14–18.

Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam (Sept. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299648-0). This novel-in-verse centers on a boy who is wrongfully incarcerated. Ages 14–18.


I Can Read Level 1 gains Little Penguin and the Mysterious Object by Tadgh Bentley (Sept. 29, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269998-5), ages 4–8. Joining My First I Can Read is Fox Versus Winter by Corey R. Tabor (Nov. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297705-2), ages 4–8. And Nocturna continues with Oculta by Maya Motayne (Dec. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284276-3), ages 13–18.


A Curse of Gold by Annie Sullivan (Sept. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76831-9) continues the story, begun in A Touch of Gold, of the daughter King Midas turned to gold. Ages 12–17.

Devastation Class by Glen Zipper and Elaine Mongeon (Sept. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76900-2). Young cadets are forced to mutiny aboard the Devastation Class starship to save themselves from invading aliens. Ages 12–17.

Twin Daggers by MarcyKate Connolly (Aug. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76814-2) reimagines Romeo and Juliet—if Juliet had a twin sister and they both were magic-wielding spies. Ages 12–17.

Ignite the Sun by Hanna Howard (Aug. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76973-6). Siria is sent on a quest that could bring back the sun to a kingdom that has been shrouded in shadow by a witch. Ages 13–17.


The Blue Table by Chris Raschka (Oct. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-293776-6) celebrates family, community, generosity, and giving thanks in a book set around a blue table. Ages 4–8.

The Oboe Goes Boom Boom Boom by Colleen AF Venable, illus. by Lian Cho (Sept. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-249437-5). When a band director tries to introduce the instruments in the band, an irrepresible girl keeps interrupting with loud beats on her drum. Ages 4–8.

Sun Flower Lion by Kevin Henkes (Sept. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286610-3). A lion, a flower, and the sun introduce basic concepts of storytelling, shapes, and language. Ages 4–8.

Turtle Walk by Matt Phelan (Oct. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-293413-0) explores the four seasons with a patient turtle family. Ages 4–8.

Time for Kenny by Brian Pinkney (Jan. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-073528-9) guides readers through a child’s day. Ages 4 and up.

Amelia Bedelia Wraps It Up (Amelia Bedelia Special Edition Holiday Chapter Book #1) by Herman Parish, illus. by Lynne Avril (Sept. 15, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296204-1). Young Amelia Bedelia launches a gift-wrapping business during the holiday season. Ages 6–10.

Cinders & Sparrows by Stefan Bachmann (Oct. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-228995-7). When an orphan becomes the mistress of a mostly abandoned castle, she’s thrust into a plot involving murder, false identity, and a battle of wills between the living and the dead. Ages 8–12.

Little Bird by Cynthia Voigt (Sept. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299689-3). A crow sets off to retrieve a good-luck pendant that a wild fisher cat purloined when he attacked the bird’s nest. Ages 8–12.

Many Points of Me by Caroline Gertler (Jan. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302700-8). When Georgia finds a secret sketch her late artist father left behind, the discovery could reshape everything that holds her family together. Ages 8–12.

Stick with Me by Jennifer Blecher (Nov. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-274862-1). In this story told in dual perspectives over the course of a very unusual week, two misfit girls become unlikely friends. Ages 8–12.

Turning Point by Paula Chase (Sept. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296566-0). Rasheeda and Monique see their friendship threatened when Sheeda catches the eye of Monique’s older brother. Ages 8–12.

A Whale of the Wild by Rosanne Parry, illus. by Lindsay Moore (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299592-6). A young orca leads her brother on a perilous journey to reunite with their family. Ages 8–12.

Everything Comes Next: Collected and New Poems by Naomi Shihab Nye (Sept. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-301345-2). This compilation includes never-before-published poems. Ages 8 and up.

Hard-Boiled Bugs for Breakfast: And Other Tasty Poems by Jack Prelutsky, illus. by Ruth Chan (Jan. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-301913-3), serves up 100 original poems. Ages 8 and up.

Thoughts & Prayers by Bryan Bliss (Sept. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296224-9) follows three high school students in the aftermath of a school shooting. Ages 14–18.

What Goes Up by Christine Heppermann (Aug. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-238798-1). In this novel-in-verse, Jorie wakes up in the bed of a college boy she doesn’t recognize and tries to reconstruct the events that led her to this point. Ages 14–18.


I Can Read Level 3 issues Libby Loves Science: Mix and Measure by Kimberly Derting, illus. by Joelle Murray and Shelli R. Johannes (Jan. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294612-6), ages 4–8. Amelia Bedelia & Friends by Herman Parish, illus. by Lynne Avril, adds Amelia Bedelia & Friends Paint the Town (Sept. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296187-7), ages 6–10. Kitty returns in Kitty and the Treetop Chase by Paula Harrison, illus. by Jenny Lovlie (Sept. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-293577-9), ages 6–10. And Queen’s Thief by Megan Whalen Turner concludes with Return of the Thief (Oct. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287447-4), ages 13–18.

Series in Spanish

My First I Can Read revs up with Axel la camioneta: camino rocoso (Axel the Truck: Rocky Road) (Aug. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298041-0) and Axel la camioneta: una carrera en la playa (Axel the Truck: Beach Race) (Aug. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298029-8) by J.D. Riley, trans. by Isabel Mendoza, illus. by Brandon Dorman, ages 4–8.


Lightfall: The Girl & the Galdurian by Tim Probert (Sept. 1, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299047-1). In this series launch, two friends get swept up in a quest to save their world from falling into eternal darkness. Ages 8–12.

Measuring Up by Lily Lamotte, illus. by Ann Xu (Oct. 27, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297387-0). Newly arrived in Seattle, Cici enters a cooking contest hoping to use the prize money to bring her Taiwanese grandmother to the U.S. for a birthday celebration. Ages 8–12.


Arlo & Pips kicks off with King of the Birds by Elise Gravel (Oct. 6, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298221-6), ages 6–10. Beak & Ally begins with Unlikely Friends by Norm Feuti (Jan. 5, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302157-0), ages 6–10. The debut My Weird School Graphic Novel title by Dan Gutman, illus. by Jim Paillot, is Mr. Corbett Is in Orbit! (Jan. 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294762-8), ages 6–10. Pea, Bee, & Jay by Brian “Smitty” Smith debuts with Stuck Together (Sept. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298117-2) and Wannabees (Sept. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298120-2), ages 6–10. And PopularMMOs shambles along with PopularMMOs Presents: Zombies’ Day Off by PopularMMOs, illus. by Dani Jones (Oct. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-300651-5), ages 8–12.


Let’s Say I Love You by Giselle Ang, illus. by Erica Sirotich (Dec. 15, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-297868-4), teaches readers how to say “I love you” in multiple languages. Ages up to 4.

My Baby Loves Valentine’s Day by Jabari Asim, illus. by Tara Nicole Whitaker (Dec. 15, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-288464-0), celebrates all the things that a baby discovers about Valentine’s Day. Ages up to 4.

My Spooky Halloween by Mariana Herrera, illus by Molly Fehr (Aug. 4, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-291598-6), spotlights symbols of Halloween fun. Ages up to 4.

We Want Names, Too! by Jean Leroy, illus. by Matthieu Maudet (Jan. 5, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-301110-6). The toes want names just like the fingers. Ages up to 4.


Go! Go! Cory Carson takes off with A Go! Go! Cory Carson Christmas by Netflix (Sept. 15, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-300239-5), ages up to 4. My Little Holiday issues My Jolly Christmas by Mariana Herrera, illus. by Molly Fehr (Sept. 15, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-291599-3), ages up to 4. Pete the Cat by James Dean, illus. by James Dean and Kimberly Dean, gains Pete the Kitty’s Cozy Christmas Touch & Feel Board Book (Sept. 15, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-286831-2), ages up to 4. Adventures of Paddington offers Love Day by Megan Roth (Dec. 15, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-298317-6), ages 4–8. Baby Shark swims along with Happy Valentine’s Day, Baby Shark! by Pinkfong (Dec. 15, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-304286-5), ages 4–8. Berenstain Bears by Mike Berenstain welcomes The Berenstain Bears Visit Big Bear City (Sept. 1, $3.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-265477-9) and The Berenstain Bears’ Saint Patrick’s Day (Jan. 19, $3.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-302431-1), ages 4–8. And Soldier Dogs presents Shipwreck on the High Seas by Marcus Sutter, illus. by Andie Tong (Aug. 4, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-295799-3), ages 8–12.


Crownchasers by Rebecca Coffindaffer (Sept. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284516-0). Alyssa enters a race across 1,001 planets to search for the royal seal that will determine the next ruler of the empire. Ages 13–18.

Disclose by Joelle Charbonneau (Sept. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-280365-8). In this sequel to Verify, Meri and her band of truth-seeking Stewards continue their quest to enlighten the public while living under an overbearing government. Ages 13–18.

Girl on the Line by Faith Gardner (Jan. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302230-0). Now that Journey has a future, she has to figure out what it’s supposed to look like. Ages 13–18.

The Good Girls by Claire Eliza Bartlett (Dec. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294310-1). After the murder of senior Emma Baines, three of her classmates are the top suspects. Ages 13–18.

Master of One by Jaida Jones and Danielle Bennett (Nov. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294144-2). Streetwise thief Rags is caught by the Queensguard and forced to find an ancient relic for the sadistic royal sorcerer. Ages 13–18.

The Other Side of the Sky by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (Sept. 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289333-8). Their lives entwined by a terrifying prophesy, North and Nimh must choose between saving their people or succumbing to the forbidden bond between them. Ages 13–18.

Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar (Aug. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289462-5). With her mother gone, the daughter of a star and a mortal needs another full star’s help to heal her injured human father. Ages 13–18.

This Is Not a Ghost Story by Andrea Portes (Nov. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-242244-6). Daffodil comes to realize the mansion where she is house-sitting is more than it appears. Ages 13–18.

You Were Never Here by Kathleen Peacock (Oct. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-300251-7). Should Cat use her long-secret powers to help find her missing friend Riley, the first boy she ever kissed? Ages 13–18.

Beautiful Wild by Anna Godbersen (Nov. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267985-7). In this historical romance, Vida becomes shipwrecked on an island with the wealthy young man she hopes to marry and his rough-around-the-edges best friend. Ages 14–18.

Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare (Aug. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-285459-9). Teens find themselves fighting for their lives against a homicidal clown. Ages 14–18.

How to Pack for the End of the World by Michelle Falkoff (Nov. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-268026-6) follows a group of young activists who decide to take the end of the world into their own hands. Ages 14–18.

The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre by Robin Talley (Dec. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-240926-3) is a queer rom-com starring the head of the high-school stage crew and the show’s lead actress. Ages 14–18.

Miss Meteor by Tehlor Kay Mejia and Anna-Marie McLemore (Sept. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286991-3). Lita and her ex-best friend team up to help Lita—not the typical skinny, poised, white contestant—win a local beauty pageant. Ages 14–18.

Save Steve by Jenni Hendriks and Ted Caplan (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287627-0). Cam tries to impress the girl of his dreams by saving the life of her boyfriend, who has a potentially terminal illness. Ages 14–18.

The Shadow Mission by Shamim Sarif (Oct. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284963-2). In the sequel to The Athena Protocol, Jessie heads to Pakistan to take down the man whose actions spurred the founders of her female spy ring to create a secretive squad. Ages 14–18.

Who I Was with Her by Nita Tyndall (Sept. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297838-7). Corinne mourns the death of Maggie, the girlfriend no one knew she had. Ages 14–18.


Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco adds The Ever Cruel Kingdom (Nov. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-282190-4), ages 14–18. And Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin releases Blood & Honey (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287805-2), ages 14–18.


The Sea in Winter by Christine Day (Jan. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287204-3) relates the story of a Makah-Piscataway girl struggling to find her joy again, and the family who will protect her no matter what. Ages 8–12.


Cocoa’s Cranky Christmas: Can You Cheer Him Up? by Beth Hughes (Oct. 20, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4002-2194-3) invites readers to bring some holiday spirit to a grumpy dog. Ages 2–6.

Hello, Little Dreamer by Kathie Lee Gifford, illus. by Anita Schmidt (Oct. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-0926-2), reveals how all children have unique dreams for their lives—and that those aspirations come from God. Ages 4–8.

Lullaby Prayer by Tamara Bundy (Nov. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-2147-9) reminds children that God is with them the whole night through. Ages 4–8.

Tani’s New Home: A Refugee Finds Hope and Kindness in America by Tanitoluwa Adewumi and Michelle Lord, illus. by Courtney Dawson (Nov. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-1828-8), relays the true story of Adewumi, a Nigerian refugee who won the N.Y. State Chess Championship at age eight. Ages 5–9.

Goliath Must Fall for Young Readers: Winning the Battle Against Your Giants by Louie Giglio (Oct. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-2363-3) emphasizes that God is always present and He alone can conquer the giants in kids’ lives. Ages 8–12.

Homecoming Tales: 15 Inspiring Stories from Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary by Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary (Nov. 3, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4002-2292-6) tells of dogs that found forever homes through this Tennessee-based sanctuary. Ages 8–12.

Oliver for Young Readers: The True Story of a Stolen Dog and the Humans He Brought Together by Steven J. Carino and Alex Tresniowski (Jan. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-2354-1). A man searches for the dog that was stolen from his car and finds more than he’d hoped for. Ages 8–12.


Night Night by Amy Parker, illus. by Virginia Allyn, issues Night Night, Valentine (Nov. 24, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4002-1282-8), ages 3–5.

HarperCollins/Quill Tree

Awesome Man: The Mystery Intruder by Michael Chabon, illus. by Jake Parker (Sept. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287509-9). Awesome Man must prepare for his biggest threat yet—a new rival (aka a new baby brother). Ages 4–8.

The Highest Tribute: Thurgood Marshall’s Life, Leadership, and Legacy by Kekla Magoon, illus. by Laura Freeman (Jan. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291251-0), relays the story of Marshall, the first Black justice on the Supreme Court. Ages 4–8.

Pirate Stew by Neil Gaiman, illus. by Chris Riddell (Sept. 29, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-293457-4), is a rhyming tale of pirate babysitters and the mayhem they bring. Ages 4–8.

A Cat Story by Ursula Murray Husted (Oct. 6, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-06-293205-1) follows two cats’ quest to find a home and friendship. Ages 8–12.

Class Act by Jerry Craft (Oct. 6, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288551-7). In this companion to Newbery-winning graphic novel New Kid, Jordan’s friend Drew has struggles of his own at Riverdale Academy Day School. Ages 8–12.

Clues to the Universe by Christina Li (Jan. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-300888-5). Unwilling science class partners become friends as they build a rocket together and bond over their absent fathers. Ages 8–12.

Exploring the White House: Inside America’s Most Famous Home by Kate Andersen Brower (Dec. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-290641-0) provides a behind-the-scenes history of the White House and those who have worked in it. Ages 8–12.

How to Be a Girl in the World by Caela Carter (Aug. 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267270-4). Lydia comes to terms with her changing body and the recent attention she’s been getting from boys. Ages 8–12.

Jo: An Adaptation of Little Women (Sort Of) by Kathleen Gros (Sept. 22, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287597-6). This contemporary graphic novel adaptation of Little Women explores identity, friendships, and new experiences through the eyes of 13-year-old Jo March. Ages 8–12.

A Thousand Questions by Saadia Faruqi (Oct. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294320-0). Two girls navigate a summer of change and family upheaval in Karachi, Pakistan, as they become friends and begin to understand their cultural differences. Ages 8–12.

While I Was Away by Waka T. Brown (Jan. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-301711-5) is the memoir of a 12-year-old girl whose parents sent her to Japan for several months to reconnect with her culture. Ages 8–12.

The World Between Blinks #1 by Ryan Graudin and Amie Kaufman (Jan. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288224-0) launches a fantasy series about two cousins who find themselves in a magical world where things that get lost in our own world have a way of ending up. Ages 8–12.

Into the Real by Z. Brewer (Oct. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269138-5) explores what it means to feel limited by one’s gender identity—and how it would feel to be set free. Ages 13–18.

Nobody Knows But You by Anica Mrose Rissi (Sept. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-268531-5) tells the story of a summer at camp that ends with a disturbing death. Ages 13–18.

The Truth Project by Dante Medema (Oct. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295440-4). A teen discovers she is the product of an affair when she takes a DNA test as part of her senior project. Ages 13–18.

My Heart Underwater by Laurel Flores Fantauzzo (Oct. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297228-6). After Corazon’s mother catches her kissing her female teacher, she’s sent to the Philippines to live with a half-brother she barely knows. Ages 14–18.

When You Look Like Us by Pamela Harris (Jan. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294589-1). A teen leads the hunt for his missing sister when she vanishes from a neighborhood where Black girls’ disappearances are too often overlooked. Ages 14–18.

You Know I’m No Good by Jessie Ann Foley (Oct. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295708-5). Mia is officially a “troubled teen,” so her parents send her to a therapeutic boarding school where she confronts her painful past. Ages 14–18.


Crier’s War by Nina Varela offers Iron Heart (Sept. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-282397-7), ages 14–18. And Infinity Cycle by Adam Silvera continues with Infinity Reaper (Jan. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288231-8), ages 14–18.


Oona by Kelly DiPucchio, illus. by Raissa Figueroa (Jan. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298224-7), stars a mischievous Black mermaid, her sea creature friends, and their quest for treasure. Ages 4–8.

Thesaurus Has a Secret by Anya Glazer (Oct. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291605-1). A verbose dinosaur desperately tries to keep his love for reading a secret. Ages 4–8.

The Animal Rescue Agency #1: Case File: Little Claws by Eliot Schrefer (Jan. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298233-9). An animal duo race against time to save a polar bear cub in the first book of this series about friendship and conservation. Ages 8–12.

Bump by Matt Wallace (Jan. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-300798-7). A girl who dreams of becoming a pro wrestler learns to fight for what she loves. Ages 8–12.

Fantastic Tales of Nothing by Alejandra Green and Fanny Rodriguez (Oct. 13, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-06-283948-0) launches a graphic-novel series in which Nathan and an unlikely team of magical beings try to save the land of Nothing. Ages 8–12.

Serena Says by Tanita S. Davis (Nov. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-293697-4). In this debut, a girl finds her own voice through vlogging. Ages 8–12.

Storm Dog by L.M. Elliott (Aug. 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243000-7). During a storm, Ariel comes upon a lost dog who leads her to the safety of a cabin and to a former Army K-9 handler. Ages 10 and up.

Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson (Sept. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284035-6). When legendary R&B artist Korey spots Enchanted at an audition, her dreams of being a famous singer take flight—until Enchanted wakes up with blood on her hands and no memory of the previous night. Ages 13–18.

This Will Be Funny Someday by Katie Henry (Jan. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295570-8). In this contemporary coming-of-age novel, a girl accidentally falls into the world of stand-up comedy. Ages 13–18.

Early Departures by Justin A. Reynolds (Sept. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-274840-9). Jamal’s best friend doesn’t know that he died, and that he’s about to die... again. Ages 14–18.

Junk Boy by Tony Abbott (Oct. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-249125-1). This novel-in-verse examines a boy’s junk-filled life and the ways he finds redemption and hope. Ages 14–18.

The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix (Sept. 22, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-268325-0). Susan’s quest to find her father leads her to an extended family of magical fighting booksellers. Ages 14–18.

Unchosen by Katharyn Blair (Jan. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265764-0) is a story involving a horrifying curse, swoon-worthy sea captains, and the power of one girl to choose her own fate. Ages 14–18.


Case Closed by Lauren Magaziner picks up Haunting at the Hotel (Aug. 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267633-7), ages 8–12. Friendship List by Lisa Greenwald issues 13 and 3/4 (Aug. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287527-3), ages 8–12. The Problim Children by Natalie Lloyd concludes with Island in the Stars (Aug. 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-242827-1), ages 8–12. New to Shadow School by J.A. White is Dehaunting (Aug. 25, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-283830-8), ages 8–12. TBH by Lisa Greenwald adds TBH, No One Can Ever Know (Jan. 12, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299181-2), ages 8–12. Time Castaways by Liesl Shurtliff presents The Forbidden Lock (Oct. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256821-2), ages 8–12. The Heart of Thorns trilogy by Bree Barton wraps up with Soul of Cinder (Jan. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-244774-6), ages 13–18. And Montague Siblings by Mackenzi Lee gains The Nobleman’s Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks (Aug. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291601-3), ages 13–18.

HarperCollins/Walden Pond

The In-Between by Rebecca K.S. Ansari (Jan. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291609-9). Two kids discover their mysterious new neighbor’s connection to a 100-year-old unsolved mystery. Ages 8–12.

Root Magic by Eden Royce (Jan. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289957-6). In pre–civil rights–era South Carolina, Jezebel and her twin brother begin lessons in rootwork (folk magic of Black America) to keep their family safe. Ages 8–12.


Perilous Journey of Danger and Mayhem by Christopher Healy ends with The Final Gambit (Dec. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-234203-4), ages 8–12.

Hazy Dell


Hazy Dell Flap Books welcomes Pumpkin Baby! (Sept. 8, $8.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-948931-11-3) and Yeti Baby! by Elias Barks, illus. by Meg Hunt (Sept. 8, $8.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-948931-12-0), ages up to 4. And Hazy Fables by Kyle Sullivan, illus. by Derek Sullivan, releases Zombie, or Not to Be (Sept. 8, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-948931-13-7), ages 8–12.

Highlights Press

The Highlights Book of Things To Do; Discover, Explore, Create, and Do Great Things by Highlights Press (Sept. 22, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-68437-642-1) includes actives for kids and families, such as science experiments, exploring the outdoors, building machines, drawing and painting, magic tricks, tie-dying, bookmaking, games, letter-writing, and more.


New Highlights Puzzle Readers are Nick and Nack See the Stars (Highlights Puzzle Readers Level 1) by Brandon Budzi, illus. by Adam Record (Nov. 10, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-64472-192-6); Nick and Nack Out on a Puppet Show (Highlights Puzzle Readers Level 1) by Budzi, illus. by Record (Nov. 10, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-68437-933-0); Kit and Kaboodle Explore the City (Highlights Puzzle Readers Level 2) by Michelle Portice, illus. by Mitch Mortimer (Nov. 10, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-64472-196-4); and Kit and Kaboodle Blast Off to Space (Highlights Puzzle Readers Level 2) by Portice, illus. by Mortimer (11/10, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-64472-133-9).

Highlights Learning


Joining Highlights My First Write-On Wipe-Off Board Books are Write-On Wipe-Off My First 123 Hidden Pictures (Aug. 4, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-64472-182-7) and Write-On Wipe-Off My First ABC Hidden Pictures (8/4, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-64472-181-0).


The Life and Times of Fuzzy Wuzzy, edited by Craig Sidell, illus. by Evgeniya Kozhevnikova (Sept. 1, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-59211-058-2), tells the story of a beloved bear born without any hair. Ages 4–8.

Powerfully Perplexing Presidential Profiles by Rod Martinez (Aug. 15, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-59211-059-9) rounds up presidential trivia and facts. Ages 11–15.

Holiday House

You Poop Here by Paul Meisel (Oct. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4601-8) offers a humorous look at where animals—including humans—poop. Ages 2–5.

Rum Pum Pum by David L. Harrison and Jane Yolen, illus. by Anjan Sarkar (Sept. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4100-6). A lonely tiger finds a drum and when he strikes it, friends start to follow. Ages 3–7.

The Eight Knights of Hanukkah by Leslie Kimmelman, illus. by Galia Bernstein (Sept. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3958-4). The whole kingdom has gathered to celebrate Hanukkah—but a dastardly dragon keeps interrupting the festivities. Ages 4–8.

Migration by Gail Gibbons (Aug. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4065-8) explores sky, land, and sea animal migrations. Ages 4–8.

Moose, Goose, and Mouse by Mordicai Gerstein and Jeff Mack (Jan. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4760-2). Moose, Goose, and Mouse ride a loose caboose on their way to finding a new house. Ages 4–8.

A Parade for George Washington by David A. Adler, illus. by John O’Brien (Nov. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4252-2). Washington journeys from his Virginia home to his inauguration in New York City, meeting many people along the way. Ages 4–8.

The Shrinking of Treehorn (50th anniversary ed.) by Florence Parry Heide, illus. by Edward Gorey (Oct. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4703-9). When Treehorn starts shrinking after playing a board game, no one believes it’s happening. Ages 6–9.

The Ups and Downs of Gravity by David A. Adler, illus. by Anna Raff (Jan. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4636-0), explains how gravity operates and what it means to our daily lives. Ages 7–9.

Ice! Poems About Polar Life by Douglas Florian (Dec. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4101-3) collects poems about the polar regions, the animals that live there, and the effects of climate change. Ages 7–10.

Little Red Hoodie by Martha Freeman, illus. by Marta Sevilla (Dec. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4621-6). When Little Red Hoodie gets lost and her basket of goodies is stolen, forest creatures help catch the thief and get her on the right track to Grandma’s house. Ages 7–10.

The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame, illus. by Ernest H. Shepard (Oct. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4725-1), is a redesigned edition of this tale of a dragon battle with a pacifist twist. Ages 7–10.

No Ordinary Thing by G.Z. Schmidt (Oct. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4422-9). Adam is whisked away from his imperfect but quiet life when a stranger appears with a magical snow globe. Ages 8–12.

The Places We Sleep by Caroline Brooks DuBois (Aug. 25, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4421-2). In the aftermath of September 11, 12-year-old Abby, the new kid at school, must deal with a variety of changes. Ages 8–12.

Surprising Spies: Unexpected Heroes of World War II by Karen Gray Ruelle (Nov. 17, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3757-3) profiles courageous individuals who resisted the Axis Powers via espionage and heroism. Ages 8–12.

Eleanor, Alice, and the Roosevelt Ghosts by Dianne K. Salerni (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4697-1). In this alternate history, when an unusual spirit takes up residence at the Roosevelt house, ghosts and family secrets threaten young Eleanor and Alice. Ages 9–12.

The History of the World in Comics by Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu, illus. by Adrienne Barman (Dec. 1, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4578-3). A paleontologist and a storyteller take two kids through our planet’s birth and the heydays of protozoans, dinosaurs, and early mammals. Ages 10 and up.

The Bitterwine Oath by Hannah West (Dec. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4547-9). Every 50 years, a cult claims 12 men to murder in a Texas town, and Natalie’s boyfriend has been marked to be a new victim. Ages 14–18.

Forget This Ever Happened by Cassandra Rose Clarke (Oct. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4608-7). Claire and her maybe-girlfriend Julie must figure out what’s going on before a red-lightning storm from beyond our world wipes their town off the map. Ages 14–18.

Title in Spanish

Pulpo Guisado (Octopus Stew) by Eric Velasquez (Oct. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4864-7), ages 4–8.


Jane Cabrera’s Story Time by Cabrera welcomes The Bear Went over the Mountain (Nov. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4653-7) and Ten in the Bed (Aug. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4482-3), ages 2–5. I Like to Read gains Cat Likes Red by Christopher Russo (Jan. 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4587-5), Ferry Boat by Michael Garland (Jan. 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4770-1), Go, Go, Go by Bob Barner (Nov. 10, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4643-8), Horse & Buggy Plant a Seed! by Ethan Long (Aug. 25, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4498-4), Lunch Box Bully by Hans Wilhelm (Oct. 6, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3933-1), and Snow Is Fun by Steve Henry (Dec. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4600-1), ages 4–8. Joining Noodleheads by Tedd Arnold et al. is Lucky Day (Sept. 8, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4002-3), ages 5–7. Lucy McGee is back in Lucy McGee, Star on TV by Mary Amato, illus. by Jessica Meserve (Nov. 10, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4606-3), ages 7–10. Mysteries on Zoo Lane by Patricia Reilly Giff, illus. by Abby Carter, featuring kids solving mysteries at a city zoo, launches with Meet the Crew at the Zoo (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4666-7) and Animal at Large (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4667-4), ages 7–10. Ra the Mighty by A.B. Greenfield, illus. by Sarah Horne, rolls on with The Crocodile Caper (Nov. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4649-0), ages 7–10. And Middle School Bites by Steven Banks, illus. by Mark Fearing, issues Tom Bites Back (Sept. 8, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4615-5), ages 8–12.

Holiday House/Ferguson

Field Trip to the Ocean Deep by John Hare (Sept. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4630-8). Students take a yellow school-bus submarine on a field trip to explore the ocean. Ages 4–8.

Girl Versus Squirrel by Hayley Barrett, illus. by Renée Andriani (Aug. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4251-5). Pearl tries to deter a squirrel from gobbling up the food she puts in the birdhouse she made. Ages 4–8.

Once upon a Winter Day by Liza Woodruff (Nov. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4099-3). A boy follows a mouse’s tracks in the woods. Ages 4–8.

Kate’s Light: Kate Walker at Robbins Reef Lighthouse by Elizabeth Spires, illus. by Emily Arnold McCully (Jan. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4348-2) tells the true story of this woman’s 34-year tenure as the first female lighthouse keeper on the Eastern Seaboard in the late 19th century. Ages 8–12.

Pine Island Home by Polly Horvath (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4785-5). When the McCready sisters’ parents and Great Aunt Martha die unexpectedly, the four siblings must come up with a scheme to keep social services from separating them. Ages 9–12.


After-School Superstars by Claudia Mills, illus. by Grace Zong, greets Lucy Lopez: Coding Star (Oct. 6, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4628-5), ages 7–10.

Holiday House/Porter

Out the Door by Christy Hale (Oct. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4644-5). This tale following a city girl through her day as she travels to school and back again introduces directional concepts. Ages 3–6.

Just a Story by Jeff Mack (Sept. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4663-6). A boy happens upon a discarded book that transforms an ordinary library into an escalating series of near misses and close encounters. Ages 3–7.

Cubs in the Tub: The True Story of the Bronx Zoo’s First Woman Zookeeper by Candace Fleming, illus. by Julie Downing (Aug. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4318-5), tells how Bronx Zoo zookeeper Fred Martini and his wife Helen (who became the zoo’s first woman zookeeper) raised lion and tiger cubs as their own until they were old enough to return to zoos. Ages 4–8.

A Fort on the Moon by Maggie Pouncey, illus. by Larry Day (Nov. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4657-5). A boy and his older brother hatch a plan to head to the moon in their homemade rocket. Ages 4–8.

I Talk Like a River by Jordan Scott, illus. by Sydney Smith (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4559-2). A boy who stutters find his voice with help from his father and a walk by the river. Ages 4–8.

The Passover Guest by Susan Kusel, illus. by Sean Rubin (Jan. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4562-2). During the Great Depression in Washington, D.C., Muriel assumes her family is too poor to hold a Passover Seder, but an act of kindness and a mysterious magician change everything. Ages 4–8.

We Will Live in This Forest Again by Gianna Marino (Oct. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4699-5). When a thriving forest is swallowed by wildfire, the animals brace themselves and then look to new beginnings. Ages 4–8.

Your Place in the Universe by Jason Chin (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4623-0) introduces readers to the mind-boggling scale of the known universe. Ages 4–8.

Resist! Peaceful Acts That Changed Our World by Diane Stanley (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4487-8) compiles 21 essays about men and women who have used peaceful resistance and non-violent protests to make their voices heard. Ages 7–10.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Becoming a Good Creature by Sy Montgomery, illus. by Rebecca Green (Sept. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-25210-8). In this young readers’ adaptation of How to Be a Good Creature, animals teach lessons about friendship and compassion. Ages 4–7.

Louis by Tom Lichtenheld, illus. by Julie Rowan-Zoch (Oct. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-49806-9). A teddy bear plots his escape from his owner’s suffocating affection. Ages 4–7.

Marsha Is Magnetic by Beth Ferry, illus. by Lorena Alvarez (Jan. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-73584-2). A girl uses the scientific method to attract as many friends as she can to her birthday party. Ages 4–7.

My Bed: Enchanting Ways to Fall Asleep Around the World by Rebecca Bond, illus. by Salley Mavor (Oct. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-544-94906-5). Rhymes and hand-stitched art celebrate the many ways people sleep. Ages 4–7.

Nothing in Common by Kate Hoefler, illus. by Corinna Luyken (Sept. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-77478-0). Two young strangers learn that the world connects us even if the only thing we have in common is how much we care about someone else. Ages 4–7.

The Suitcase by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros (Sept. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-32960-2). Everyone is full of questions when a weary stranger arrives one day with only a suitcase. Ages 4–7.

Starcrossed by Julia Denos (Oct. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-15395-5). Two friends find a way to maintain their relationship from afar. Ages 6–9.

Tiny Monsters: The Strange Creatures That Live on Us, in Us, and Around Us by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page (Nov. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-30711-2) explores the menagerie of tiny and unusual creatures found in our lawns, food, beds, clothes, and bodies. Ages 6–9.

The Boy, the Wolf, and the Stars by Shivaun Plozza (Nov. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-24389-2). A boy and his pet fox embark on a quest to find the wolf who has eaten all the stars in the sky. Ages 8–12.

From Here to There: Inventions That Changed the Way the World Moves by Vivian Kirkfield and Gilbert Ford (Jan. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-56091-9) tells the stories of visionaries who transformed how we move across air, water, and land. Ages 8–12.

Ghosted by Michael Fry (Jan. 19, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-358-26961-8) is a novel about a shy boy, his best-friend-turned-ghost, and their bucket list of adventures and dares. Ages 8–12.

Maya and the Rising Dark by Rena Barron (Sept. 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-328-63518-1). In this fantasy series debut, Maya’s search for her missing father puts her at the center of a battle between our world and the sinister Dark world. Ages 8–12.

No Place for Monsters by Kory Merritt (Oct. 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-358-12853-3). This series opener finds Levi and Kat facing down their worst fears in order to stop their town from disappearing. Ages 8–12.

A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison (Aug. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-19331-9). Three sisters receive three magical objects and set out to break a family curse. Ages 8–12.

The Willoughbys Return by Lois Lowry (Sept. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-42389-8). The Willoughby family’s candy fortune is in jeopardy in this sequel, set 30 years after The Willoughbys. Ages 8–12.

Under Shifting Stars by Alexandra Latos (Sept. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-06775-7). Twins Audrey and Clare grapple with their brother’s death and their changing relationships—with each other and themselves. Ages 12–18.

We Are Not Free by Traci Chee (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-13143-4). This novel weaves together the stories of 14 second-generation Japanese American teens amid the mass incarcerations of WWII. Ages 12–18.

Cut Off by Adrianne Finlay (Aug. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-00645-9). Teens competing on a wilderness survival reality show realize that no one is coming to save them. Ages 14–18.

It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne (Dec. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-17206-2). Audrey is cynical about romance after her parents’ divorce and a breakup of her own, but things change when she meets Harry, her coworker at the local cinema. Ages 14–18.

The Ravens by Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige (Jan. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-09823-2). Two girls become embroiled in a sinister world of magic and betrayals when they join a prestigious sorority of witches. Ages 14–18.


Curious George by H.A. Rey offers Curious George Votes (Sept. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-358-24834-7; $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-358-27263-2) and Curious George’s 3-Minute Stories (Sept. 22, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-358-35435-2), ages 4–7. Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle, illus. by Jill McElmurry, continues with Little Blue Truck’s Valentine (Dec. 8, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-358-27244-1), ages 4 and up. New to Carmen Sandiego is Secrets of the Silver Lion by Emma Otheguy (Sept. 8, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-358-38067-2), ages 8–12. The Lost Art Mysteries by Deron R. Hicks adds The Rembrandt Conspiracy (Dec. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-25621-2), ages 8–12. And The Vanderbeekers by Karina Yan Glaser welcomes The Vanderbeekers Lost and Found (Sept. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-25619-9), ages 8–12.

American Dog by Jennifer Li Shotz greets Chestnut (Oct. 6, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-358-10870-2; $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-358-10874 -0) and Star (Oct. 6, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-358-10871-9; $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-358-10875-7), ages 10–12. Scientists in the Field continues with The Big One: The Cascadia Earthquakes and the Science of Saving Lives by Elizabeth Rusch (Aug. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-544-88904-0), ages 10–12. Peak Marcello Adventures by Roland Smith releases Descent (Oct. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-85976-0), ages 12–18. Bloodleaf Trilogy by Crystal Smith issues Greythorne (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-328-49631-7), ages 14–18. The Courting Darkness Duology by Robin LaFevers concludes with Igniting Darkness (Aug. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-544-99109-5), ages 14–18. And Market of Monsters by Rebecca Schaeffer wraps up with When Villains Rise (Sept. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-86356-0), ages 14–18.


The Farm That Mac Built by Tammi Sauer, illus. by Jackie Urbanovic (Aug. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-11302-2). A barnyard theater production in the style of “The House That Jack Built” is interrupted by non-barnyard animals. Ages 4–7.

Helga Makes a Name for Herself by Megan Maynor, illus. by Eda Kaban (Nov. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-95783-2). A small but strong Viking girl is determined to be a warrior. Ages 4–7.

Lights on Wonder Rock by David Litchfield (Sept. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-35953-1). After meeting a friendly alien, Heather wonders if the UFO that landed in her backyard will ever come back. Ages 4–7.

Quiet Down, Loud Town! by Alastair Heim, illus. by Matt Hunt (Dec. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-95782-5). Grumpy Mr. Elephant just wants some peace and quiet—until he gets it. Ages 4–7.

Robobaby by David Wiesner (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-98731-9). A big sister comes to the rescue when a new baby is delivered to her robot family and her parents are flummoxed by technical difficulties. Ages 4–7.

Space Matters by Jacque Lynn, illus. by Lydia Nichols (Oct. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-80147-0), prompts readers to notice sights, sounds, and spaces otherwise taken for granted. Ages 4–7.

A Long Road on a Short Day by Gary D. Schmidt, illus. by Eugene Yelchin and Elizabeth Stickney (Nov. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-88836-4). Samuel and Papa walk a long road on the short winter day of Samuel’s first trading trip. Ages 8–12.

The Puppet’s Payback and Other Chilling Tales by Mary Downing Hahn (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-06732-0). Each of the stories in this collection turns something ordinary into a sinister link to the supernatural. Ages 8–12.

A Place at the Table by Saadia Faruqi and Laura Shovan (Aug. 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-11668-4). A Pakistani-American girl and a Jewish girl discover they have much in common after meeting in their South Asian cooking class. Ages 10–12

Just Like That by Gary D. Schmidt (Jan. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-08477-3). Two lonely young people find each other in this novel about grief and redemption set in and around a coastal Maine boarding school in 1968. Ages 10 and up.

Divided Fire by Jennifer San Filippo (Nov. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-48919-7). One sister uses magic and the other relies on strength to reunite when pirates, greed, and war separate them. Ages 12–18.


Dinomighty! by Doug Paleo, illus. by Aaron Blecha (Sept. 1, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-358-33156-8), launches a graphic-novel series about four dinosaurs on a quest to save valuable jewels. Ages 8–12.

Oh My Gods! by Stephanie Cooke and Insha Fitzpatrick, illus. by Juliana Moon (Jan. 5, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-358-29951-6; $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-358-29952-3). When an average girl moves to Mt. Olympus, she discovers that her new classmates are gods, in this graphic-novel series opener. Ages 8–12.

Sherlock Bones and the Natural History Mystery by Renée Treml (Sept. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-31184-3; $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-358-31185-0). A skeleton named Sherlock Bones and his stuffed parrot sidekick Watts live in a natural history museum and solve mysteries. Ages 8–12.


Carmen Sandiego Graphic Novels adds Chasing Paper Caper (Oct. 6, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-358-38019-1; $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-358-38018-4), ages 8–12.


Timo the Adventurer by Jonathan Garnier, illus. by Yohan Sacré (Oct. 13, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-358-36012-4; $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-358-36011-7). Timo encounters an enchanted beast named Broof after he decides to leave home and become a hero. Ages 8–12.


The Whole Hole Story by Vivian McInerny, illus. by Ken Lamug (Jan. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-12881-6). Zia imagines what might happen if the hole in her pocket became big enough to fall through. Ages 4–7.

Anya and the Nightingale by Sofiya Pasternack (Nov. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-00602-2). In this sequel to Anya and the Dragon, a dangerous monster lurks beneath the city and only Anya can keep him from taking her friends’ magic—and their lives. Ages 8–12.


A Legendary Alston Boys Adventure by Lamar Giles, illus. by Dapo Adeola, continues with The Last Mirror on the Left (Oct. 20, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-12941-7), ages 8–12.



Goosebumps gains Creepy Crawly Comics by Jen Vaughn et al., illus. by Michelle Wong and Chris Fenoglio (Oct. 6, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68405-765-8), ages 7–10. Marvel Vault of Heroes adds Iron Man by Fred Van Lente, illus. by James Cordeiro et al. (Dec. 1, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68405-734-4), ages 9–12. My Little Pony gallops along with Holiday Memories by Katie Cook and James Asmus, illus. by Brenda Hickey et al. (Oct. 27, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68405-721-4), ages 9–12. Star Wars Adventures issues The Clone Wars: Battle Tales by Michael Moreci, illus. by Derek Charm et al. (Dec. 8, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68405-723-8); and Beware Vader’s Castle by Cavan Scott, illus. by Francesco Francavilla et al. (Oct. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68405-757-3), ages 9–12. And joining Star Wars Movie Adaptations is Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker by Alessandro Ferrari (Nov. 3, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68405-686-6), ages 9–12.

IDW/Top Shelf

What If We Were... by Axelle Lenoir (Dec. 8, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-60309-480-1) reveals the comic strips resulting from the imagination-sparking game played by 17-year-old friends Nathalie and Marie. Ages 13–17.


Glork Patrol by James Kochalka begins with Glork Patrol on the Bad Planet (Sept. 15, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-60309-475-7), ages 4–8. And Johnny Boo is back in Johnny Boo Finds a Clue by James Kochalka (Sept. 15, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-60309-476-4), ages 5–7.

Imagine That


Peep-Through Books by Robyn Gale, illus. by Bethany Carr, presents I Love My Daddy (Jan. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78958-664-0) and I Love My Mommy (Jan. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78958-667-1), ages up to 5; and I Love My Family (Nov. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78958-665-7) and I Love My Grandma (Nov. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78958-666-4), ages 3–6. 5-minute Tales Treasuries adds 5-Minute Animal Stories (Aug. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-78958-429-5) and 5-Minute Bedtime Stories (Aug. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-78958-430-1), ages up to 6. 5-Minute Stories Portrait Padded Books offers I Love You Because... by Susie Linn, illus. by Gavin Scott (Sept. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78958-635-0); and Things I Love by Bear by Linn, illus. by Alex Willmore (Sept. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78958-636-7), ages 1–3. And Sparkle-Go-Seek Lift-the-Flap Books gains Sparkle-Go-Seek Dinosaurs, illus. by Bethany Carr (Sept. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78958-573-5), ages 1–3; and Sparkle-Go-Seek Rescue, illus. by Carr (Sept. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78958-574-2), ages 1–5.

Five Little... Counting Books welcomes Five Baby Dinosaurs by Amber Lily, illus. by Peppa Joy (Jan. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78958-645-9) and Lily’s Five Baby Fish, illus. by Bethany Carr (Jan. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78958-646-6), ages 1–5. I’m a Super Toddler! introduces Superheroes Love Bedtime! by Katie Button (Jan. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78958-641-1) and Superheroes LOVE Potty Time! by Amber Lily, (Oct. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78958-642-8), both illus. by Kasia Dudziuk, ages 1–5. Dragons LOVE Ice Cream! by Georgina Wren, illus. by Carrie Hennon (Sept. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78958-631-2), joins Lift the Flap Storymaker, ages 1–5. New Padded Picture Storybooks are Daddy Loves Me (Sept. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-78958-637-4) and Mommy Loves Me (Sept. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-78958-638-1) by Georgina Wren, illus. by Gabi Murphy, ages 3–5. And Squishy Squashy Books greets Squishy Squashy Pumpkin (Aug. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78958-341-0) and Squishy Squashy Santa (Sept. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78958-212-3) by Georgina Wren, illus. by Carrie Hennon, ages 3–7.


That Girl on TV Could Be Me: The Journey of a Latina News Anchor by Leticia Ordaz, illus. by Juan Calle (Sept. 15, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-59702-151-7), offers a bilingual chronicle of this author’s rise through the ranks to her dream job of TV news anchor. Ages 3–8.

Awesome Asian Americans: 20 Stars Who Made America Amazing by Phil Amara and Oliver Chin, illus. by Juan Calle (Sept. 15, $17.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-59702-150-0), profiles 20 individuals from diverse backgrounds and vocations, including Mindy Kaling, Bruce Lee, the Rock, and Chrissy Teigen. Ages 8–12.


Tales from the Chinese Zodiac expands with The Year of the Ox: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac (Bilingual English/Chinese) by Oliver Chin, illus. by Jeremiah Alcorn (Nov. 15, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-59702-152-4), ages 3–8.

Inhabit Media

Please Don’t Change My Diaper! by Sarabeth Holden, illus. by Emma Pedersen (Oct. 6, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-273-4). A boy sees his world crumble around him as his mother prepares to change his diaper. Ages up to 3.

I Am Loved by Kevin Qamaniq-Mason and Mary Qamaniq-Mason, illus. by Hwei Lim (Nov. 3, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77227-281-9). Feeling alone in a new foster home, Pakak finds comfort in the knowledge that he is loved no matter how far away his family may be. Ages 5–7.

When Pumpkins Fly by Margaret Lawrence, illus. by Lawrence and Sigmundur Thorgeirsson (Sept. 8, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-249-9). This look at how Halloween is celebrated in an Arctic Inuit community incorporates contemporary celebrations and Inuit folklore. Ages 5–7.

The Shaman’s Apprentice by Zacharias Kunuk and Megan Kyak-Monteith (Nov. 3, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-268-0). A young shaman in training faces her first test—a trip to the underground to visit Kannaaluk, who holds the answers to why a community member has become ill. Ages 9–12.

The Man of the Moon by Gunvor Bjerre, illus. by Miki Jacobsen (Nov. 24, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-295-6), collects Greenlandic myths and legends that have been passed down orally for generations. Ages 12–18.


The Code for Love and Heartbreak by Jillian Cantor (Oct. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-09059-1). In this retelling of Jane Austen’s Emma, a New Jersey girl who’s a genius coder develops a matchmaking algorithm with disastrous results. Ages 12–18.

Come On In by Adi Alsaid (Oct. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-14649-6) explores the heartbreaks and triumphs of immigration through stories by YA authors who are themselves immigrants and the children of immigrants. Ages 12–18.

Roman and Jewel by Dana L. Davis (Jan. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-07062-3) centers on a teen who tries out for a part in a Romeo and Juliet-inspired Broadway hip-hopera. Ages 12–18.

Smash It! by Francina Simone (Sept. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-14650-2). Liv’s role in a hip-hopera high-school production of Othello leads to a journey of self-empowerment. Ages 12–18.

These Vengeful Hearts by Katherine Laurin (Sept. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-14587-1). Ember seeks revenge against a secret organization of her school’s most elite female students, who are responsible for the accident that left her older sister paralyzed. Ages 12–18.


Crown of Coral and Pearl by Mara Rutherford picks up Kingdom of Sea and Stone (Oct. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-14651-9), ages 12–18. Day Zero Duology by Kelly Devos concludes with Day One (Dec. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-09136-9), ages 12–18. And Shadow Game wraps up with Queen of Volts by Amanda Foody (Sept. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-335-14586-4), ages 12–18.

Insight Kids

Gremlins: Gizmo’s 12 Days of Christmas (Oct. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64722-120-1) retells the story of Gizmo the mogwai and all of the Gremlins from the cult movie. Ages 5 and up.

It’s a Wonderful Life: The Illustrated Storybook by Paul Ruditis, illus. by Sarah Conradsen (Sep. 15, $18.59, ISBN 978-1-68383-944-6) is an adaptation of the 1946 classic film. Ages 6 and up.

Harry Potter: Christmas at Hogwarts: Magical Movie Moments (Sep. 15, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68383-940-8) revisits Christmas in the wizarding world, as seen in the Harry Potter films. Ages 8 and up.


Harry Potter Film Vault by Jody Revenson issues Hogwarts Professors and Staff (Aug. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68383-835-7) and Celebrations, Food, and Publications of the Wizarding World (Aug. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68298-622-6), ages 8 and up.

Insight Comics

Mean Girls: Senior Year by Arianna Irwin, illus. by Alba Cardona (Sept. 29, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68383-628-5). The stars of this film return in this comic chronicling the drama of the popularity food chain at Northshore High. Ages 12 and up.

insight/iSeek Series

I Go... revs up with Beep Beep! (Nov 3, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-64722-035-8) and Woof Woof! (Aug. 18, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-64722-036-5), ages 2 and up. Slide and Seek delivers 100 Words English-Spanish (Nov. 11, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-64722-028-0), ages 3 and up. And Fairytale Carousel welcomes Little Red Riding Hood (Nov. 3, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-64722-037-2), ages 4 and up.

Iron Circus

Last Dance by Hanna Schroy (Nov. 3, $12 paper, ISBN 978-1-945820-72-4). An injured prima ballerina bargains with a spirit to regain her strength and status. Ages 8–12.

Student Ambassador: The Missing Dragon by Ryan Estrada, illus. by Axur Eneas (Aug. 18, $15 paper, ISBN 978-1-945820-60-1). In this series launch, a boy is sent on a high-stakes diplomatic mission to a faraway land where he and a boy king are thrust into adventure and mystery. Ages 8–12.

The Complete Penultimate Quest by Lars Brown (Aug. 4, $25 paper, ISBN 978-1-945820-50-2). The characters in a fantasy role-playing game become aware of the game they are in, and realize that it’s ultimately pointless. Ages 14–18.

The Crossroads at Midnight by Abby Howard (Oct. 6, $18 paper, ISBN 978-1-945820-68-7). Five short horror stories explore what happens when someone is desperate enough to seek solace in the unnatural. Ages 14–18.

Julian in Purgatory by Jon Allen (Dec. 1, $15 paper, ISBN 978-1-945820-74-8). The unambitious drug-dealer son of a town’s ex-mayor bottoms out and tries to turn his life around. Ages 14–18.

The Last Halloween: Children by Abby Howard (Sept. 1, $25 paper, ISBN 978-1-945820-66-3). After trick-or-treating is canceled due to a monster invasion, Mona joins a team of fellow misfits to help save the world. Ages 14–18.

Kane Miller

It’s Christmastime! by Bernd Penners, illus. by Christine Faust (Sept. 1, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-007-2). With 15 reusable stickers, readers can help Bear, Moose, Fox and Squirrel prepare for Christmastime. Ages 3–5.

Time to Brush by Bernd Penners, illus. by Henning Löhlein (Sept. 1, board book, $12.99 ISBN 978-1-68464-039-3). A host of animals practice brushing their teeth. Ages 3–5.

Dotty and Dash's 1 2 3 by Patricia Hegarty, illus. by Craig Shuttlewood (Sept. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-996-1). In this rhyming pop-up book, animal friends count their way to 100. Ages 3–6.

My Book (Not Yours) by Ben Sanders (Sept. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-065-2). A bewildered sloth faces off against a sly fox, vying for control of the book. Ages 3–6.

Lights-Out, Leonard by Josh Pyke, illus. by Chris Nixon (Sept. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-062-1). Leonard is convinced that there are monsters hiding in the darkness and refuses to turn out the lights at bedtime, until he discovers a book called How to Frighten Monsters. Ages 3 and up.

Yoga Animals In the Forest by Christiane Kerr, illus. Julia Green (Sept. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-087-4). Forest animals show Bear ways to feel better through simple yoga poses, depicted in the artwork by the animals and explained in the text by a yoga expert. Ages 3 and up.

Another Book About Bears by Laura Bunting, illus. by Philip Bunting (Sept. 1., $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-084-3). Bears think that there are too many books about bears, so they go on strike, providing all sorts of suggestions to the narrator about their replacement. Ages 4–8.

Beast Feast by Emma Yarlett (Sept. 1, $14.99 ISNB 978-1-68464-005-8). A beast catches a boy and plans to serve him at a feast; readers unfold the flap replies to see each friend’s RSVP (along with their specific dietary requirements). Ages 4–8.

I Want to Dance by Makiko Toyofuku ( Sept. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-130-7). One night a white rabbit glimpses a ballet class in progress and asks to join; soon, other friends follow, and they decide to put on a rabbit recital. Ages 4 and up.

The Perfect Shelter by Clare Helen Walsh, illus. by Åsa Gilland (Sept. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-050-8). A little sister misses playing with her big sister and feels overwhelmed by the changes caused by her sibling’s illness. Ages 4 and up.

Nibbles: The Monster Hunt by Emma Yarlett (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-957-2). A book-eating monster chomps his way through the pages of books and disrupts the stories inside. Ages 6 and up.

History Uncovered: The U.S.A. by Kristine Carlson Asselin (Sept. 1, $24.99, ISNB 978-1-68464-006-5). This atlas of American history features die-cut spreads with dates, facts, and historical figures from the 1700s through today. Ages 7–11.

The Greatest Magician in the World by Matt Edmundson, illus. by Garry Parsons (Sept. 1, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-025-6). Elliot sets off on a quest to find the greatest magician in the world, in this novelty book written by a former professional magician. Ages 8 and up.


The Extraordinary Life expands with The Extraordinary Life of Katherine Johnson by Devika Jina, illus. by Maggie Cole (Sept. 1, paper $5.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-074-4); The Extraordinary Life of Malala Yousafzai by Hiba Noor Khan, illus. by Rita Petruccioli (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-076-8); The Extraordinary Life of Stephen Hawking by Kate Scott, illus. by Esther Mols (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-075-1); The Extraordinary Life of Anne Frank by Kate Scott, illus. by Anke Rega (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-072-0); The Extraordinary Life of Rosa Parks by Sheila Kanani, illus. by Nan Lawson (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-077-5); and The Extraordinary Life of Neil Armstrong by Martin Howard, illus. by Freda Chiu (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-073-7), ages 7–11.

Lightning Girl by Alesha Dixon with Katy Birchal, illus. by James Lancett, (Sept. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-078-2), kicks off a series following 10-year-old Aurora Beam, who struggles with her newfound superpowers; followed by Lightning Girl: Superhero Squad (Sept. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-079-9), in which Aurora is blamed for stealing a magical artifact at a superhero summit, ages 8 and up.

Karadi Tales

The Mountains of Mumbai by Labanya Ghosh, illus. by Pallavi Jain (Sept. 1, $15.95, ISBN 978-81-936542-9-3). A girl from Mumbai, India, is determined to show her friend from picturesque Ladakh that big cities have mountains too. Ages 4–6.

Sadiq Wants to Stitch by Mamta Nainy, illus. by Niloufer Wadia (Sept. 1, $13.95, ISBN 978-81-933889-1-4). Sadiq loves stitching colorful patterns on rugs and decides to keep at it even when he’s reminded that boys in his community don’t stitch. Ages 7–9.

Sion’s Misfortune by Chen Jiafei, illus. by Wang Ran (Sept. 1, $13.95, ISBN 978-81-936542-5-5), retells a Chinese folktale about staying positive in the face of adversity. Ages 7–9.


It’s Challah Time! 20th Anniversary Edition by Latifa Berry Kropf, photos by Moshe Shai (Aug. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7460-1), features all new photos that demonstrate the steps of making challah—the special braided bread eaten on Shabbat. Ages 2–6.

Does Your Dog Speak Hebrew? A Book of Animal Sounds by Ellen Bari, illus. by Holly Clifton-Brown (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-6089-5), teaches Hebrew animal sounds in a fun and accessible way. Ages up to 4.

Happy Birthday, Trees! by Karen Rostoker-Gruber, illus. by Holly Sterling (Oct. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-4564-9). This Tu B’Shevat book teaches kids about planting trees while delivering a message about the Jewish value of taking care of the Earth. Ages up to 4.

Nicanor’s Gate by Eric A. Kimmel, illus. by Alida Massari (Aug. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7452-6). This unusual Bible story features a man who creates something beautiful only to have it lost and then found. Ages 4–8.

The Abba Tree by Devora Busheri, illus. by Gal Shkedi (Dec. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-3466-7), is a Tu B’Shevat story that is really about the relationship between a girl and her father. Ages 4–9.

Hillel Builds a House by Shoshana Lepon, illus. by Angeles Ruiz (Aug. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-4402-4), is a Sukkot story to which active children—and busy parents—can relate. Ages 4–9.

Sammy Spider’s First Book of Prayers by Sylvia A. Rouss, illus. by Katherine Janus Kahn (Nov. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-3468-1). Sammy Spider is back, this time learning Jewish prayers with his human friend, Josh Shapiro. Ages 4–9.

There Was a Young Rabbi: A Hannukah Tale by Suzanne Wolfe, illus. by Jeffrey Ebbeler (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7607-0), is a rollicking, rhyming Hanukkah take on “There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly”. Ages 4–9.

Behind the Bookcase: Miep Gies, Anne Frank, and the Hiding Place by Barbara Lowell, illus. by Valentina Toro (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-5725-3), offers a unique take on the Anne Frank story through the eyes of her protector, Miep Gies. Ages 7–11.

The Book of Secrets by Mat Tonti (Oct. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7825-8). This graphic novel presents a series of puzzling mystical Jewish stories woven together into an adventure tale, following siblings Rose and Ben as they search for their missing grandparents, aided only by a mysterious book, a lantern, and their wits. Ages 8–11.

Beni’s War by Tammar Stein (Nov. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7886-9), is a coming-of-age story with a focus on the relationship between two brothers. Ages 8–13.

Noah Green Saves the World by Laura Toffler-Corrie, illus. by Macky Pamintuan (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-6036-9). This farcical adventure is about growing up and learning to relate to others. Ages 9–13.



Traditional Scottish Tales issues The Legend of the First Unicorn by Lari Don, illus. by Natasa Ilincic (Sept. 29, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-647-8), ages 4–7.

Kids Can

AAAlligator! by Judith Henderson, illus. by Andrea Stegmaier (Oct. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0151-3). Though he’s scared at first, a boy befriends the lonely alligator he encounters in the woods. Ages 3–7.

Hug? by Charlene Chua (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0206-0). After giving her cat a hug, a girl is approached by other animals who want one too, until she’s simply had enough. Ages 3–7.

If You Were Night by Muon Thi Van, illus. by Kelly Pousette (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0014-1). A child imagines various adventures in the natural world at night. Ages 3–7.

It’s My Tree by Olivier Tallec (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0547-4). Determined to keep his favorite tree and its tasty pinecones all to himself, a squirrel builds a wall around it. Ages 3–7.

Little Wise Wolf by Gijs van der Hammen, trans. by Laura Watkinson, illus. by Hanneke Siemensma (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0549-8). A wolf who prefers to keep to himself to read and learn can spare no time for neighbors until an arduous journey has him wishing for help. Ages 3–7.

The Nut That Fell from the Tree by Sangeeta Bhadra, illus. by France Cormier (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0119-3). This cumulative rhyming tale follows a nut that falls from an oak on its journey to becoming another grand oak. Ages 3–7.

The Old Man and the Penguin: A True Story of True Friendship by Julie Abery, illus. by Pierre Pratt (Oct. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0208-4). A man develops an unlikely bond with a sick penguin after he nurses him back to health and returns him to the wild. Ages 3–7.

Snow Song by A.K. Riley, illus. by Dawn Lo (Oct. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0235-0). A girl delights in the outdoors on a wintry day. Ages 3–7.

This Is the Path the Wolf Took by Laura Farina, illus. by Elina Ellis (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0153-7). Gabe’s little sister is not impressed when “Sir Gabriel” swoops in during story time to save the day, changing the way that familiar stories are “supposed to go.” Ages 3–7.

Time for Bed’s Story by Monica Arnaldo (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0239-8). A fed-up bed decides that after years of putting up with jumping, kicking, and all manner of stinky items, it’s time to tell his side of the story. Ages 3–7.

Your House, My House by Marianne Dubuc (Oct. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0490-3). While a family celebrates Little Rabbit’s birthday in their cozy apartment, readers view the other goings-on throughout the building. Ages 3–7.

The Lady with the Books: A Story Inspired by the Remarkable Work of Jella Lepman by Kathy Stinson, illus. by Marie Lafrance (Oct. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0154-4), offers a fictionalized version of how Lepman founded the International Youth Library in Munich, using books from around the world to help German children recuperate after WWII. Ages 4–7.

Emmy Noether: The Most Important Mathematician You’ve Never Heard of by Helaine Becker, illus. by Kari Rust (Oct. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0059-2), is a picture-book biography of this groundbreaking mathematician. Ages 6–9.

Izzy in the Doghouse by Caroline Adderson, illus. by Kelly Collier (Oct. 6, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-732-3). Zoe begins thinking that maybe Izzy isn’t her favorite friend after another of her shenanigans lands them both in trouble. Ages 6–9.

In the Dark: The Science of What Happens at Night by Lisa Deresti Betik, illus. by Josh Holinaty (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0109-4), explores nighttime activity involving animals, plants, celestial objects, and our bodies. Ages 8–12.

This Is Your Brain on Stereotypes: How Science Is Tackling Unconscious Bias by Tanya Lloyd Kyi, illus. by Drew Shannon (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0016-5), provides a scientific and historical overview of stereotypes and prejudice and how we can overcome them. Ages 11–14.


Life in the Wild with Hockey in the Wild by Nicholas Oldland (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0241-1), ages 3–7. Exploring Our Community adds Follow Your Breath! A First Book of Mindfulness by Scot Ritchie (Oct. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0336-4), ages 4–7. CitizenKid gains 111 Trees: How One Village Celebrates the Birth of Every Girl by Rina Singh, illus. by Marianne Ferrer (Oct. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0120-9), ages 5–8; and The International Day of the Girl: Celebrating Girls Around the World by Jessica Dee Humphreys and Rona Ambrose, illus. by Simone Shin (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0058-5), ages 7–10. And Nature All Around offers Birds by Pamela Hickman, illus. by Carolyn Gavin (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-818-4), ages 7–10.

Kids Can/KCP Loft

Throwaway Girls by Andrea Contos (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0314-2). eEager to leave the prep school her parents hoped would make her straight, a teen learns that she is the connetion between her friend’s and other girls’ disappearances. Ages 14–18.

Jessica Kingsley

Riley the Brave—The Little Cub with Big Feelings! Help for Cubs Who Have Had a Tough Start in Life by Jessica Sinarski, illus. by Zachary Kline (Oct. 21, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-78775-516-1), focuses on childhood trauma and recovery. Ages 3–7.

She’s My Dad! A Story for Children Who Have a Transgender Parent or Relative by Sarah Savage, illus. by Joules Garcia (Aug. 21, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-78592-615-0), explains what it’s like to have a transgender father. Ages 3–7.

Rainbow Village: A Story to Help Children Celebrate Diversity by Emmi Smid (Aug. 21, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78592-248-0) emphasizes the importance of diversity and what it means to be different. Ages 4–7.

The Nervous Knight: A Story About Overcoming Worries and Anxiety by Lloyd Jones (Jan. 21, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-78775-416-4) spotlights childhood anxiety and offers practical coping techniques. Ages 5–7.

Sylvia and Marsha: A Picture Book About the Trans Women of Color Who Started an LGBTQ+ Revolution! by Joy Ellison, illus. by Tesh Silver (Nov. 19, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78775-530-7), presents a child-friendly biography of the two trans women who helped kickstart the modern-day movement for LGBTQ rights. Ages 5–7.

The Autism Detective: Investigating What Autism Means to You by Elaine Brownless (Nov. 19, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-78775-304-4) helps autistic children (and their peers) to understand their diagnosis and what makes them special. Ages 7–9.

Kube/Islamic Foundation

Let Go: Learning the Lesson of Forgiveness by Na’ima B Robert and Mufti Menk, illus. by Samantha Chaffey (Aug. 6, $11.95, ISBN 978-0-86037-797-9), introduces a core character trait in Islam: forgiveness. Ages 4–8.


I’ll Believe You When...: Unbelievable Idioms from Around the World by Susan Schubert, illus. by Raquel Bonita (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-911373-49-0). This collection of international idioms includes expressions in 10 languages. Ages 5–8.

Lee & Low

Nacho’s Nachos: The Story Behind the World’s Favorite Snack by Sandra Nickel, illus. by Oliver Dominguez (Aug. 11, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-369-8), tells the true story of an inventive chef and the serendipitous events that led to the creation of nachos. Ages 5–10.

The Lion Queens of India by Jan Reynolds (Sept. 8, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-051-0) offers a glimpse into the world of the endangered Asiatic lions and the female forest rangers who fight to save them. Ages 6–8.

She Was the First!: The Trailblazing Life of Shirley Chisholm by Katheryn Russell-Brown, illus. by Eric Velasquez (Aug. 4, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-346-9), profiles this educator, activist, and politician, who was the first Black presidential candidate from a major political party. Ages 6–12.

Seven Golden Rings: A Tale of Music and Math by Rajani LaRocca, illus. by Archana Sreenivasan (Oct. 27, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-88500-897-8). In ancient India, Bhagat untangles a mathematical conundrum to win a place at the Rajah’s court as a singer. Ages 7-10.

Lee & Low/Children’s Book Press

Sharuko: El arqueólogo peruano Julio C. Tello/Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello by Monica Brown, illus. by Elisa Chavarri (Aug. 18, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-89239-423-4), is a bilingual biography of this archaeologist who is a national icon of Peru. Ages 6–11.


Calm Monsters, Kind Monsters: A Sesame Street Guide to Mindfulness by Karen Latchana Kenney (Oct. 6, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72841-375-4). Sesame Street characters address big emotions readers have likely faced, alongside simple solutions to help kids cope. Ages 4–8.

H Is for Home: A Sesame Street Guide to Homes Around the World by Karen Latchana Kenney (Nov. 3, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72841-376-1). The characters of Sesame Street take readers on a journey to learn more about kids’ lives across the globe. Ages 4–8.

Crayola Out-of-This-World Space Colors by Laura Hamilton Waxman (Oct. 6, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72841-372-3), showcases the myriad colors of the sun, moon, planets, and outer space. Ages 5–9.


Internet Animal Stars by Rebecca Felix rounds up Cats, Cats, Cats! (Aug. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72840-287-1), Good Dogs Only (Aug. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72840-288-8), Llama Drama (Aug. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72840-289-5), Otterly Adorable Otters (Aug. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72840-290-1), Raccoons Unite (Aug. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72840-291-8), and Sloth Power (Aug. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72840-292-5), ages 6–10.


The Most Beautiful Thing by Kao Kalia Yang, illus. by Khoa Le (Oct. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-6191-5). Drawn from Yang’s childhood experiences as a Hmong refugee, this picture book views the life of a family with little money but a great deal of love. Ages 5–9.

A Bowl Full of Peace: A True Story by Caren Stelson, illus. by Akira Kusaka (Aug. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-2148-3), brings Sachiko Yasui’s real-life story of surviving the atomic bombing of Nagasaki in 1945 and her message of peace to a young audience. Ages 6–11.

Name Tags and Other Sixth-Grade Disasters by Ginger Garrett (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-9613-9). Lizbeth is determined to get rid of her father’s new girlfriend and make friends at her new school. Ages 9–13.


Monkey with a Tool Belt is back on the job in Monkey with a Tool Belt Blasts Off! by Chris Monroe (Aug. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7757-2), ages 4–8. And Dino-Holidays by Lisa Wheeler, illus. by Barry Gott, celebrates Dino-Thanksgiving (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-0318-3), ages 5–9.

Lerner/Carolrhoda Lab

How to Live on the Edge by Sarah Lynn Scheerger (Aug. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7889-0). Cayenne questions what it means to live life to the fullest when she learns that her aunt, who raised her, has the same gene mutation that caused her mother’s fatal cancer. Ages 13–18.

Like Spilled Water by Jennie Liu (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7290-4). When her brother dies suddenly, Na realizes how little she knew him—and that he wasn’t the only one with secrets. Ages 13–18.

Lerner/Graphic Universe

Mega-Dogs of New Kansas by Dan Jolley, illus. by Jacques Khouri (Oct. 6, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72841-289-4). Massive dogs help the human settlers of a faraway planet. Ages 8–12.

Lizard in a Zoot Suit by Marco Finnegan (Aug. 4, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5415-8695-6). After a riot in 1943 Los Angeles, sisters Flaca and Cuata discover a five-foot-tall lizard and try to keep him away from a corrupt scientist. Ages 12–18.

Ever After by Olivia Vieweg (Sept. 1, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72841-292-4). Stranded between safe zones, two young women trek across the zombie-infested German countryside. Ages 14–18.


Super Potato serves up Super Potato and the Castle of Robots by Artur Laperla (Aug. 4, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72841-293-1), ages 7–11. Athletes Who Made a Difference lines up Colin Kaepernick (Aug. 4, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72840-293-2) and Serena Williams (Aug. 4, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72840-296-3) by Blake Hoena, illus. by Sam LeDoyen; and Jackie Robinson (Aug. 4, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72840-294-9) and Jesse Owens (Aug. 4, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72840-295-6), by Hoena, illus. by David Shephard, ages 8–12. Cassandra: Animal Psychic by Isabelle Bottier, illus. by Hélène Canac, offers Out on a Limb (Aug. 4, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5415-8693-2), ages 9–14. And A House Divided welcomes A Light in the Darkness, a Lock in the Door by Haiko Hörnig, illus. by Marius Pawlitza (Nov. 10, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72841-287-0), ages 12–18.


A Garden in Your Belly: Meet the Microbes in Your Gut by Masha D’yans (Oct. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7840-1) teaches readers about the garden of microscopic flora growing inside them, how it keeps them healthy, and how they can help it thrive. Ages 7–11.


How to Do It Now Because It’s Not Going Away: An Expert Guide to Getting Stuff Done by Leslie Josel (Oct. 6, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5415-8161-6) offers practical solutions and tips to stay on top of homework, manage digital distractions, and create easy-to-follow routines. Ages 13–18.

She Represents: 44 Women Who Are Changing Politics... and the World by Caitlin Donohue (Sept. 1, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5415-7901-9). Profiles of 44 leaders celebrate feminism and female contributions to politics and activism. Ages 13–18.

Into the Streets: A Young Person’s Visual History of Protest in the United States by Marke Bieschke (Aug. 4, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5415-7904-0) showcases the art and history of significant protests, sit-ins, and collective acts of resistance. Ages 14–18.

Levine Querido

Bye, Penguin! by Seou Lee (Oct. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-021-3). A young penguin separated from its colony due to a massive crack in the ice begins an adventure around the world. Ages 4–7.

Ginger and Chrysanthemum by Kristen Mai Giang, illus. by Shirley Chan (Oct. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-001-5). Cousins Ginger and Chrysanthemum couldn’t be more different, but they find a way to work together to make their grandmother’s birthday special. Ages 4–7.

Bigger Than a Dream by Jef Aerts, trans. by David Colmer, illus. by Marit Törnqvist (Nov. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-020-6). A boy hears the voice of his sister calling him one day—a sister who died before he was born. Ages 4–8.

Little Fox by Edward van de Vendel, trans. by David Colmer, illus. by Marije Tolman (Aug. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-007-7). When his father warns him of the dangers of the world, Little Fox continues to frolic with butterflies, scavenge for food, and search for new friends. Ages 4–8.

This Old Dog by Martha Brockenbrough, illus. by Gabriel Alborozo (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-010-7). A weary dog discovers that his slower pace is perfectly matched to that of the newest member of his family: a baby learning to take her first steps. Ages 4–8.

The Blue Wings by Jef Aerts, trans. by Laura Watkinson (Sept. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-008-4). Two brothers are dealing with changes in their newly blended Muslim family when they bond over helping an injured crane. Ages 8–12.

The Boys in the Back Row by Mike Jung (Oct. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-011-4). Best friends Matt and Eric hatch a plan for one big final adventure together before Eric moves away. Ages 8–12.

Lupe Wong Won’t Dance by Donna Barba Higuera (Sept. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-003-9). Lupe needs an A in all her classes—including gym—in order to meet her favorite pitcher, Fu Li Hernandez, who is Chinacan/Mexinese just like her. Ages 8–12.

The Wanderer by Peter Van den Ende (Oct. 6, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-017-6). This wordless picture book follows a little paper boat’s journey across the ocean. Ages 8 and up.

The Big Questions Book of Sex & Consent by Donna Freitas (Sept. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-018-3) aims to help readers understand and think about issues of sex and consent. Ages 10 and up.

Everything Sad Is Untrue: (a true story) by Daniel Nayeri (Aug. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-000-8). Nayeri’s autobiographical novel tells the story of a boy who flees from Iran as a child, detours through a refugee camp in Italy, then winds up in middle school in Oklahoma, where he is met with both curiosity and suspicion. Ages 10 and up.

Apple (Skin to the Core) by Eric Gansworth (Oct. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-013-8). The author recounts his life as part of an Onondaga family living among Tuscaroras, and of Native people in America, including the damaging legacy of government boarding schools. Ages 12–18.

Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger, illus. by Rovina Cai (Aug. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-005-3) takes place in a contemporary America shaped by the ancestral magics and knowledge of its Indigenous and immigrant peoples. Ages 12–18.

Lil' Libros


The Life of/La vida de by Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein, illus. by Citlali Reyes, introduces The Life of/La vida de Pelé (September 1, board book, $9.99, 978-1-947971-53-0) and The Life of/La vida de Walter (September 1, board book, $9.99, 978-1-947971-54-7), ages up to 5. And VÁMONOS by Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein, illus. by Ana Godinez, sets off with VÁMONOS: Lima (September 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN: 978-1-947971-52-3), VÁMONOS: Oaxaca (September 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN: 978-1-947971-51-6), and VÁMONOS: San Juan (September 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN: 978-1-947971-50-9), ages up to 5.

Little Bee

If You’re Jolly and You Know It by Aly Fronis (Sept. 15, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4998-1147-6) puts a Christmas-themed twist on the song “If You’re Happy and You Know It.” Ages 2–5.

This Little Cupid by Aly Fronis (Dec. 1, $5.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4998-1145-2) blends fall activities and a Valentine’s Day theme with the nursery rhyme, “This Little Piggy.” Ages 2–5.

The Christmas Barn by John Churchman and Jennifer Churchman (Sept. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1019-6). When the Old Pine falls during a storm, Farmer John is determined to put it to good use and create a Christmas gift for his animals. Ages 4–8.

Mootilda’s Bad Mood by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Kirsti Call, illus. by Claudia Ranucci (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1086-8). Mootilda wakes up on the wrong side of the barn and experiences one calamity after another. Ages 4–8.

The Whatifs by Emily Kilgore, illus. by Zoe Persico (Aug. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1029-5). Cora struggles with her Whatif questions ahead of a big piano recital, in this picture book about overcoming anxiety. Ages 4–8.

Queen of Tejano Music: Selena (Aug. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1142-1) by Silvia López, illus. by Paola Escobar. An introduction to the iconic singer, Selena Quintanilla. Ages 6–9.

Title in Spanish

Selena, Reina de la música tejana

Little Bee/Buzzpop


Pinkfong Baby Shark swims along with Bath Book by Pinkfong (Dec. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4998-1093-6), ages up to 3. Nature Cat delivers A Nature Carol by Spiffy Entertainment (Sept. 15, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1139-1), ages 4–8. Cave Club by Brett Register, illus. by James Silvani et al., issues Truly Unruly (Oct. 6, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1134-6), ages 6–9. And Archie presents The Riverdale Diaries: Hello, Betty! by Sarah Kuhn, illus. by J. Bone (Aug. 25, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1055-4), ages 8–12.

Little Bee/Yellow Jacket


The Misadventures of Nobbin Swill by Lisa Harkrader adds Croaked! (Aug. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0973-2), ages 7–10.

Little, Brown

101 Bums by Sam Harper, illus. by Chris Jevons (Jan. 12, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-316-46191-7), highlights 101 different animal bottoms to laugh at and learn about. Ages 4–8.

The Alphabet’s Alphabet by Chris Harris, illus. by Dan Santat (Sept. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-26662-8), offers a twist that invites readers to look at the alphabet in a whole new way. Ages 4–8.

Bedtime Ballet by Kallie George, illus. by Shanda McCloskey (Jan. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-04089-1). When the sun sets, the ballet can begin and readers can glide into bed. Ages 4–8.

Blanket: Journey to Extreme Coziness by Loryn Brantz (Jan. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-368-05376-1) is a tale about discovering the power of your blanket and all the things you can do when you feel safe and warm. Ages 4–8.

A Dolly for Christmas: The True Story of a Family’s Christmas Miracle by Kimberly Schlapman, illus. by Morgan Huff (Oct. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-54296-8). Daisy learns that sometimes you have to wait for the perfect gift. Ages 4–8.

Sweet Blackberry Books: Flying Free: How Bessie Coleman’s Dreams Took Flight by Karyn Parsons, illus. by R. Gregory Christie (Dec. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-45719-4). This series launch profiles the first African American female to earn her pilot’s license. Ages 4–8.

Hold On to Your Music: The Inspiring True Story of the Children of Willesden Lane by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen, adapted by Emil Sher, illus. by Sonia Possentini (Jan. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-46313-3), offers a young readers’ version of Golabek’s story of her mother’s childhood escape from the Holocaust to become a concert pianist. Ages 4–8.

The Joyful Book by Todd Parr (Oct. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-42789-0) encourages children to look for all the ways that joy surrounds them. Ages 4–8.

The Little Mermaid by Jerry Pinkney (Nov. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-44031-8) reimagines the Han Christian Andersen tale as a friendship story and a tale of redemption. Ages 4–8.

The Office: A Day at Dunder Mifflin Elementary by Robb Pearlman, illus. by Melanie Demmer (Sept. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-42838-5), recasts The Office TV show with the characters as elementary school classmates. Ages 4–8.

Oliver the Curious Owl by Chad Otis (Aug. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-52987-7). Oliver the owl loves to ask questions about anything and everything. Ages 4–8.

Picture Book by Dog by Michael Relth (Sept. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-45886-3) celebrates animal adoption from Dog’s point of view. Ages 4–8.

Princess Dinosaur by Daniel Kibblesmith, illus. by Ashley Quach (Jan. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-45760-6). The title character loves wearing pink dresses and hosting fancy tea parties—but also loves roaring and making messes. Ages 4–8.

The Truth About Dragons by Jaime Zollars (Sept. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-48148-9) captures the anxiety and excitement of a new experience, such as the first day of school, represented by a castle full of dragons that slowly transform into friends. Ages 4–8.

Perkin’s Perfect Purple: How a Boy Created Color with Chemistry by Tami Lewis Brown and Debbie Loren Dunn, illus. by Francesca Sanna (Oct. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-368-03284-1), tells the true story of chemist William Perkin, who invented a new way to create the color purple. Ages 5–8.

Lisa of Willesden Lane: A True Story of Music and Survival During World War II by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen (Jan. 12, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-316-46307-2) offers an early chapter-book retelling of Golabek’s story. Ages 6–10.

The Worry (Less) Book: Feel Strong, Find Calm, and Tame Your Anxiety! by Rachel Brian (Sept. 1, $15.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-316-49519-6) is an illustrated guide to living with anxiety. Ages 6–10.

Ana on the Edge by A.J. Sass (Oct. 20, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-45861-0) spotlights a competitive skater striving to win while also staying true to themself and their gender identity. Ages 8–12.

Brains On! Presents... It’s Alive: From Neurons and Narwhals to the Fungus Among Us by Molly Bloom, Marc Sanchez, and Sanden Totten (Sept. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-42829-3). The creators of this science podcast for kids present a fact-filled look at life on Earth. Ages 8–12.

Loretta Little Looks Back: Three Voices Go Tell It by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illus. by Brian Pinkney (Sept. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-53677-6), gives readers a front-row seat to the events that led to African Americans obtaining the right to vote. Ages 8–12.

Pity Party by Kathleen Lane (Jan. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-41736-5). This collection of stories offers a life-affirming reminder of just how much misery loves company. Ages 8–12.

The Popper Penguin Rescue by Eliot Schrefer (Oct. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49542-4) is an original penguin adventure inspired by Mr. Popper’s Penguins. Ages 8–12.

The Silver Arrow by Lev Grossman (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-53953-1). Kate and her younger brother lead boring lives, until their mysterious, irresponsible Uncle Herbert surprises Kate with a real-life locomotive train for her birthday. Ages 8–12.

Spindlefish and Stars by Christiane M. Andrews (Sept. 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49601-8) is a fantasy inspired by Greek mythology. Ages 8–12.

Swish! The Slam-Dunking, Alley-Ooping, High-Flying Harlem Globetrotters by Suzanne Slade, illus. by Don Tate (Nov. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-48167-0) highlights the story of the super-skilled Harlem Globetrotters, a team that changed the game of basketball forever. Ages 8–12.

The Wolfwalkers: Graphic Novel by Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart, adapted by Samuel Sattin (Nov. 3, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-316-46178-8). An apprentice hunter travels to Ireland with her father in this tie-in to the fantasy film. Ages 8–12.

Milo Moss Is Officially Un-amazing by Lauren Allbright (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-42877-4). A boy desperately trying to achieve a Guinness World Record ultimately discovers what winning really means. Ages 9–12.

The Wild Path by Sarah R. Baughman (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-42247-5). Claire searches for mysterious wild horses while coping with anxiety and her feelings about her older brother’s battle with addiction. Ages 9–12.

The Canyon’s Edge by Dusti Bowling (Sept. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49469-4). In this novel-in-verse, a girl struggles to stay alive after a climbing trip with her father goes terribly wrong and deals with the aftermath of a violent shooting. Ages 10–13.

The Enigma Game by Elizabeth Wein (Nov. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-368-01258-4). Louisa wants to fight back, make a difference, and escape the Blitz and the ghosts of her parents, who were killed by enemy action. Ages 12–18.

Beyond the Ruby Veil by Mara Fitzgerald (Oct. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-05213-9). In this dark, queer fantasy, Emanuela must save her city’s residents from dying of thirst after she kills the one person who can create water. Ages 13–17.

Horrid by Katrina Leno (Sept. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-53724-7). This contemporary horror novel explores themes of mental illness, rage, and grief. Ages 14–18.

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Sept. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-05240-5). In this thriller, a billionaire dies and leaves Avery his entire fortune, but the teen has no idea why. Ages 14–18.

More Than Just a Pretty Face by Syed M. Masood (Aug. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49235-5) is a rom-com about arranged marriage, falling in love, and familial expectations. Ages 14–18.

None Shall Sleep by Ellie Marney (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49783-1). In 1982, two teenagers—serial killer survivor Emma Lewis and U.S. Marshal candidate Travis Bell—are recruited by the FBI to help track down juvenile killers. Ages 14–18.


Dino Tales: Life Guides for Families by Laurie Krasny Brown, illus. by Marc Brown, adds Democracy for Dinosaurs: A Guide for Young Citizens (Sept. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-53452-9), ages up to 8. Kondo & Kezumi Visit Giant Island (Oct. 27, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-368-02577-5) and Kondo & Kezumi Reach Bell Bottom (Jan. 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-368-02620-8) by David Goodner, illus. by Andrea Tsurumi, kick off the Kondo & Kezumi early chapter book series, ages 6–10. Dogs Pepper & Boo debut in A Cat Surprise! by Charise Mericle Harper (Sept. 22, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-368-04904-7), ages 6–10. Catstronauts stays in orbit with Digital Disaster by Drew Brockington (Aug. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-45132-1), ages 7–10. Brave Wilderness by Coyote Peterson offers The Beast of Bites (Sept. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-46110-8), ages 8–12. Witch-in-training Eva Evergreen makes her first appearance in Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch by Julie Abe (Aug. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49388-8), ages 8–12. Wanda Seasongood returns in Wanda Seasongood and the Almost Perfect Lie by Susan Lurie, illus. by Jenn Harney (Aug. 4, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-368-04322-9), ages 8–12. The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell closes out with Never and Forever (Nov. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-70297-3), ages 8–12. New to Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris is The Fourth Suit (Sept. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-39195-5), ages 9–12. And A Tale of Magic... by Chris Colfer conjures up A Tale of Witchcraft... (Sept. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-52356-1), ages 9–12.

Little, Brown/LB Kids

Follow Your Dreams, Little One by Vashti Harrison (Sept. 29, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-316-47515-0) highlights true stories of Black men in history. Ages up to 3.

The Princess Bride: A Counting Story by Lena Wolfe, illus. by Bill Robinson (Oct. 6, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-316-49770-1), is a tale inspired by this novel-turned-film. Ages up to 3.


The Invisible String by Patrice Karst, illus. by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff, adds You Are Never Alone: An Invisible String Lullaby (Dec. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-316-46010-1), ages up to 3.

Little, Brown/Patterson

Sweet Child O’ Mine by Guns N’ Roses, illus. by Jennifer Zivoin (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49335-2). A girl finds the magic of music everywhere around her, set to the lyrics of the rock song. Ages 2–5.

Becoming Muhammad Ali by James Patterson and Kwame Alexander, illus. by Dawud Anyabwile (Oct. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49816-6), is a fictionalized biography (copublished with HMH Books for Young Readers) of the boy who would become boxing legend Muhammad Ali. Ages 8–12.

Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco (Oct. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-42846-0) debuts a romantic fantasy series, set in 19th-century Italy, about a secret witch facing murder and betrayal. Ages 14–18.

Little Hare

Australian Sea Life by Matt Chun (Nov. 1, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-76050-469-4) explores Australia’s sea creatures, from the great white shark to the tiny soldier crab. Ages 3–5.

There’s a Tiger Out There by Sophie Masson, illus. by Ruth Waters (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-76050-144-0), celebrates sibling relationships and imaginary play. Ages 3–5.


A First Book of Collective Nouns adds A Cauldron of Bats by illus. by Michael Buxton (Oct. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-76068-069-5), ages 2–5.

Little Steps

Amazing Animal Earth by Alessandra Yap and Anastasia Popp (Nov. 1, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-912678-22-8) spotlights various environments across the globe and the animals that live in them. Ages 3–6.

Aqua Pixie Kakasha by Tang Tang (Sept. 1, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-912678-07-5). When Tilly befriends a feared old woman in her village, she is surprised to discover that she is really an aqua pixie. Ages 8–10.

Lonely Planet


Lonely Planet Kids expands with Our Extreme Earth by Anne Rooney (Aug. 18, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-83869-085-4), ages 6–8; and Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes by Marzia Accatino, illus. by Laura Brenlla (Aug. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-83869-061-8), ages 9–12.


50 Space Missions that Changed the World by John A. Read (Sept. 1, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4595-0626-8) recounts 50 milestone space missions, including many firsts from Canada and the rest of the world. Ages 6–10.


Lorimer Deal with It gains Islamophobia by Safia Saleh and Hana Shafi (Sept. 1, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-4594-1538-6), ages 9–14. Lorimer Sports Stories picks up Head to Head by Jennifer Manuel (Aug. 4, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4594-1428-0) and Open Ice by David Trifunov (Aug. 4, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4594-1534-8), ages 10–13. Lorimer Real Love offers Confessions of a Teenage Drag King by Markus Harwood-Jones (Aug. 4, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4594-1558-4), ages 13–18. And Righting Canada’s Wrongs adds Anti-Semitism and the MS St. Louis by Rona Arato (Aug. 4, $34.95, ISBN 978-1-4594-1566-9), ages 13–18.