Kick the Moon by Muhammad Khan (Jan. 1, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5098-7407-1). Ilyas learns to throw off the pressures of school, family, friends, and enemies, and finds a kindred spirit in a classmate. Ages 12–18.

I Am Thunder by Muhammad Khan (Sept. 1, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5098-7405-7). A shy girl trying to find her place in the world must stand up and be heard when she uncovers a dangerous secret. Ages 14–17.


The Deadly 7 issues The Curse of the Deadly 7 by Garth Jennings (Sept. 1, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5098-9935-7), ages 9–11. And Birdie Milano’s Boy Meets welcomes Boy Meets Ghoul (Jan. 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5098-4867-6) and Boy Meets Hamster, Vol. 2 (Sept. 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5098-4865-2), ages 12–14.

Macmillan/Farrar, Straus and Giroux

I Want to Ride the Tap Tap by Danielle Joseph, illus. by Olivier Ganthier (Dec. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31214-5). A Haitian boy and his parents ride the taxi-bus service, called a tap tap. Ages 2–6.

Anything with You: A Picture Book by Charlie Mylie (Nov. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31252-7). On a fall day, two best friends go on an adventure and discover everything is better when they’re together. Ages 3–6.

Runaway: The Daring Escape of Ona Judge by Ray Anthony Shepard, illus. by Keith Mallett (Jan. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30704-2), offers a poem about this slave’s self-emancipation from George Washington’s household. Ages 3–6.

Art Is Life: The Life of Artist Keith Haring by Tami Lewis Brown, illus. by Keith Negley (Dec. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30424-9), is a picture-book biography of this modern art icon, whose life embodied the message that art is for everyone. Ages 4–7.

Probably a Unicorn by Jory John, illus. by K-Fai Steele (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31216-9), introduces a rhinoceros who is convinced he’s a unicorn. Ages 4–8.

The Comeback by E.L. Shen (Jan. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31379-1) centers on a girl trying to be a champ—on the ice and in her life. Ages 8–12.

A Dog-Friendly Town by Josephine Cameron (Aug. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30644-1). Three siblings race to solve the mystery of a missing bejeweled collar at their parents’ dog-friendly hotel. Ages 8–12.

Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood by Gary Paulsen (Jan. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31415-6). This memoir offers a new perspective on the origin of Paulsen’s acclaimed survival stories. Ages 8–12.

Spin with Me by Ami Polonsky (Nov. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31350-0). In this novel, a girl develops a romance with a non-binary classmate. Ages 8–12.

All He Knew by Helen Frost (Aug. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31299-2). Set during WWII, this novel-in-verse introduces a deaf boy, the sister who loves him, and the conscientious objector who helps him. Ages 10–14.

Halfway to Harmony by Barbara O’Connor (Jan. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31445-3). A boy embarks on an adventure after the loss of his older brother. Ages 10–14.

The Awakening of Malcolm X by Ilyasah Shabazz and Tiffany D. Jackson (Jan. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31329-6). This sequel to X: A Novel offers an account of Malcolm X’s time in jail during his adolescent years. Ages 12–18.

Ruinsong by Julia Ember (Nov. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31335-7). In this fantasy set in a world where a powerful queen ruthlessly rules over nobility, two teens from rival factions work together to reunite their country. Ages 14–18.

Sasha Masha by Agnes Borinsky (Nov. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31080-6). Alex comes to realize his true identity as a young woman named Sasha Masha in this novel exploring gender identity and queer romance. Ages 14–18.


Pout-Pout Fish Paperback Adventures introduces Pout-Pout Fish: Goes to the Dentist by Deborah Diesen, illus. by Dan Hanna (Aug. 25, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-374-31049-3), ages 2–5. If Animals Kissed Goodnight continues with If Animals Gave Thanks by Ann Whitford Paul, illus. by David Walker (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31341-8), ages 2–6. Mama and Bella Bear return in When I’m Bigger, Mama Bear by Rachel Bright (Nov. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30580-2), ages 2–6. 5-Minute Pout-Pout Fish Stories by Deborah Diesen, illus. by Dan Hanna (Oct. 6, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31400-2), is a new Pout-Pout Fish Mini Adventure, ages 3–6. Joining Lauren St. John’s Wolf and Lamb Mysteries is Kat Wolfe on Thin Ice (Jan. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30964-0), ages 8–12. Skybound Saga concludes with Gold Wings Rising by Alex London (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30689-2), ages 12–18. And Sands of Arawiya offers We Free the Stars by Hafsah Faizal (Jan. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31157-5), ages 14–18.

Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends

Bear Island by Matthew Cordell (Jan. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31716-2). Mourning the death of her beloved dog, Louise befriends a bear who is also sad and realizes that healing after loss takes time. Ages 2–5.

Watch Me: A Story of Immigration and Inspiration by Doyin Richards, illus. by Joe Cepeda (Jan. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-26651-4). This picture book about immigration is based on a true story. Ages 3–5.

Grace and Box by Kim Howard, illus. by Megan Lotter (Jan. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-26294-3). A girl and a refrigerator box share adventures as they imagine all the things they can be. Ages 3–6.

Natalie Portman’s Fables by Natalie Portman, illus. by Janna Mattia (Oct. 20, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24686-8), offers retellings of “The Tortoise and the Hare,” “The Three Little Pigs,” and “Country Mouse and City Mouse.” Ages 4–6.

Roxy the Last Unisaurus Rex by Eva Chen, illus. by Matthew Rivera (Oct. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-61992-1). Roxy, who is half-dinosaur and half-unicorn, learns about the importance of staying true to yourself, celebrating your differences, and finding friends who love you for who you are. Ages 4–6.

Because You’re Mine by Nancy Tillman (Sept. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-25613-3) celebrates the bond between parent and child. Ages 4–8.

My Friend by Taye Diggs, illus. by Shane W. Evans (Jan. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-13535-3), is a picture book about what it means to be a friend, by the creators of Chocolate Me! and Mixed Me. Ages 4–8.

Agent Moose Mysteries: Agent Moose by Mo O’Hara, illus. by Jess Bradley (Aug. 4, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22221-3), launches a graphic-novel series about a moose who is a secret agent and his owl sidekick. Ages 6–9.

For Unicorn Lovers Only: History, Mythology, Facts, and More by Penelope Gwynne, illus. by Katie O’Neill (Oct. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-75939-9). This roundup of unicorn lore and history includes crafts and activities. Ages 8–11.

Cleo Porter and the Body Electric by Jake Burt (Oct. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23655-5) is a futuristic novel about a girl who lives in a hermetically sealed housing development. Ages 8–12.

Stealing Mt. Rushmore by Daphne Kalmar (Aug. 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15500-9). A girl in the 1970s struggles to fix her family and understand the world they live in. Ages 8–12.

Black Hole Chasers: The Amazing True Story of an Astronomical Breakthrough by Anna Crowley Redding (Jan. 26, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-62232-7) recounts the Event Horizon Telescope team’s 2019 reveal of the first image of a supermassive black hole. Ages 9–12.

Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community by Born This Way Foundation Reporters and Lady Gaga (Sept. 22, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24558-8) tells true stories of young people who made a difference through acts of kindness. Ages 12–18.

Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer (Nov. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-61881-8). In this romance novel, a girl is suddenly given the ability to cast instant karma on those around her—both good and bad. Ages 12–18.

Girl on the Ferris Wheel by Julie Halpern and Len Vlahos (Jan. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-16939-6) relays the story of a breakup. Ages 13–18.

The Mirror Season by Anna-Marie McLemore (Jan. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-62412-3). When two teens discover that they were both sexually assaulted at the same party, they develop a cautious friendship while reckless magic enters their town. Ages 13–18.


Snakes in Space by Kathryn Dennis (Jan. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-21401-0) joins the Snakes series of sibilant picture books, ages 2–5. Royal Rescues picks up The Snowy Reindeer (Oct. 20, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77034-9) and The Lonely Pony (Jan. 12, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77037-0) by Paula Harrison, illus. by Olivia Chin Mueller, ages 5–8. Pearl the Magical Unicorn returns in Pearl the Proper Unicorn by Sally Odgers, illus. by Adele K. Thomas (Jan. 5, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23554-1), ages 6–8. Treehouse Books by Andy Griffiths, illus. by Terry Denton, adds The 130-Story Treehouse (Oct. 20, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23608-1) and The Treehouse Joke Book (Aug. 4, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-25950-9), ages 6–10. Spy Penguins return in Golden Egg by Sam Hay, illus. by Marek Jagucki (Sept. 15, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-18863-2), ages 7–10. And A Train to Impossible Places concludes with Delivery to the Lost City by P.G. Bell (Jan. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19007-9), ages 9–12.

Macmillan/First Second

My Pencil and Me by Sara Varon (Sept. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-59643-589-6). With a little help from her pencil, Sara learns it’s okay if her story isn’t perfect, as long as she’s using her imagination and having fun. Ages 3–6.

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King: The Graphic Novel by E.T.A. Hoffmann, illus. by Natalie Andrewson (Sept. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-59643-681-7), is a graphic-novel adaptation of this holiday classic. Ages 6–10.

Chef Yasmina and the Potato Panic by Wauter Mannaert (Jan. 26, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-250-62204-4; $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-62205-1). A young chef must protect her town from an onslaught of scientifically enhanced, highly addictive potatoes. Ages 8–12.

Dungeon Critters by Natalie Riess and Sara Goetter (Sept. 29, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-19547-0). This graphic novel introduces animal friends on a D&D-style dungeon crawl. Ages 8–12.

Displacement by Kiku Hughes (Aug. 18, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-19353-7). A teen is pulled back in time to witness her grandmother’s experiences in WWII-era Japanese internment camps. Ages 12–18.

A Map to the Sun by Sloane Leong (Aug. 4, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-14668-7) is a graphic novel centering on five players on a struggling girls’ basketball team. Ages 12–18.


Julia’s House adds Julia’s House Moves On by Ben Hatke (Sept. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19137-3), ages 4–8. InvestiGators continues with Take the Plunge by John Patrick Green (Sept. 29, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-250-21998-5), ages 7–10. History Comics issues The Challenger Disaster: Tragedy in the Skies by Pranas T. Naujokaitis (Oct. 27, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-17429-1; $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-17430-7), ages 9–13. Science Comics issues Rocks and Minerals: Geology from Caverns to the Cosmos by Andy Hirsch (Aug. 11, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-20395-3); and The Digestive System: A Tour Through Your Guts by Jason Viola, illus. by Andy Ristaino (Nov. 24, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20405-9; $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-20404-2), ages 9–13. A Frenchman on Mars by Alex Alice (Sept. 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20681-7) joins Castle in the Stars, ages 10–14. Last Pick by Jason Walz concludes with Rise Up (Oct. 6, $26.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-894-3; $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-62672-895-0), ages 12–18. And World Citizen Comics releases Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Graphic Novel by Cynthia Levinson and Sanford Levinson, illus. by Ally Shwed (Sept. 22, $28.99, ISBN 978-1-250-21161-3), ages 13–17.


The Insomniacs by Marit Weisenberg (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-25735-2). Two teens who are unable to sleep at night are pulled into a mystery that threatens to turn their quiet neighborhood into a dark place. Ages 12–18.


Caraval presents Caraval Collector’s Edition by Stephanie Garber (Oct. 13, $35, ISBN 978-1-250-26497-8), ages 13–18.


Buttercup the Bigfoot by Douglas Rees, illus. by Isabel Muñoz (Aug. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20934-4). After a brave girl befriends a Bigfoot, the two share adventures—including climbing a high peak and howling at the moon. Ages 4–8.

Flying High: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles by Michelle Meadows, illus. by Ebony Glenn (Dec. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20566-7), is a picture book biography of this Olympic champion. Ages 4–8.

The Great Big Poop Party by Samantha Berger, illus. by Manny Galán (Sept. 29, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23787-3). A boy throws a poop-themed birthday party. Ages 4–8.

How Slippery Is a Banana Peel? by Rebecca Donnelly, illus. by Misa Saburi (Jan. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-25686-7). This companion to Cats Are a Liquid introduces the concept of friction. Ages 4–8.

Santa Baby by Jonathan Stutzman, illus. by Heather Fox (Sept. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-25561-7). When a weary Santa asks the spirit of Christmas to make him younger, he turns into a baby days before Christmas Eve and the elves must scramble to teach him the basics. Ages 4–8.

Where Is Our Library? A Story of Patience and Fortitude by Josh Funk, illus. by Stevie Lewis (Aug. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24140-5). The library lions search New York City for missing books in this follow-up to Lost in the Library. Ages 4–8.

The Forest of Stars by Heather Kassner (Aug. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-29700-6). A girl who can float among the stars searches for her long-lost father at a shadow-filled carnival. Ages 8–12.

Race to the Bottom of the Earth: Surviving Antarctica by Rebecca E.F. Barone (Jan. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-25780-2) chronicles two groundbreaking voyages to the South Pole, one by Captain Robert Scott in 1910 and the other by Capt. Louis Rudd 108 years later. Ages 8–12.

The Teddies Saga: They Threw Us Away by Daniel Kraus, illus. by Rovina Cai (Sept. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22440-8), debuts a trilogy about teddy bears who come to life in a garbage dump and embark on a journey to fulfill their destiny. Ages 10–14.

Whose Right Is It? The Second Amendment and the Fight Over Guns by Hana Bajramovic (Sept. 22, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22425-5) examines the Second Amendment, the rise of the NRA, and the U.S.’s centuries-long debate over guns. Ages 10–14.

Strongman: The Rise of Five Dictators and the Fall of Democracy by Kenneth C. Davis (Oct. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20564-3) compiles profiles of Adolf Hitler, Saddam Hussein, Benito Mussolini, Joseph Stalin, and Mao Zedong. Ages 12–18.

Flamer by Mike Curato (Sept. 1, $25.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-641-5; $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-75614-5). The author draws on his own experiences in his debut graphic novel about a boy navigating a path of self-discovery and acceptance. Ages 14–18.


Epic Athletes welcomes Kevin Durant (Aug. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-29583-5) and Patrick Mahomes (Oct. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76231-3) by Dan Wetzel, illus. by Marcelo Baez, ages 8–12. Joining Who Did It First? are Voices of Justice: Poems About People Working for a Better World by George Ella Lyon, illus. by Jennifer M. Potter (Oct. 13, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-26320-9); and 50 Icons, Luminaries, and Legends Who Revolutionized the World by Meg Reid, edited by Alex Hart, illus. by Jess Cruickshank (Oct. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-26319-3), ages 9–12. And The Age of Darkness adds As the Shadow Rises by Katy Rose Pool (Sept. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-21177-4), ages 14–18.


Randy, the Badly Drawn Horse by T.L. McBeth (Aug. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-18590-7) introduces a horse who thinks he’s beautiful—but he’s really a badly drawn horse. Ages 4–8.


The Belonging Tree by Maryann Cocca-Leffler, illus. by Kristine A. Lombardi (Aug. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30513-8), offers a story about respect, inclusion, and acceptance in a community of woodland animals. Ages 3–6.

Snow Friends by Margery Cuyler, illus. by Will Hillenbrand (Oct. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-17131-3), is a tale about friendship and dogs, set on a snowy day. Ages 3–6.

Marie’s Ocean: Marie Tharp Maps the Mountains Under the Sea by Josie James (Sept. 22, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-21473-7) profiles this pioneering oceanographic cartographer, who was the first person to map the ocean floor. Ages 5–9.

Ten Steps to Flying Like a Superhero by Deb Pilutti (Nov. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-650-7). Lava Boy and Star Girl teach their superheroes the rules for flying in this follow-up to Ten Rules for Being a Superhero. Ages 5–9.

The Ambassador of Nowhere, Texas by Kimberly Willis Holt (Jan. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23410-0). Set after 9/11, this companion to When Zachary Beaver Came to Town pays tribute to friendships—old and new—and explores the challenges of rebuilding what seems lost. Ages 8–12.

Playing with Fire by April Henry (Jan. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23406-3). When a fire engulfs an Oregon forest and blocks the trail, trapped teenage hikers must find another way out. Ages 12–18.


Laurie Keller’s The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut continues with Hello, Arnie! (Sept. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-10724-4), ages 2–5. Digger Man picks up Bulldozer Friends by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha (Nov. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30403-2), ages 2–6. Sun and Moon Together is a new Happy County Book by Ethan Long (Aug. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19174-8), ages 3–6. And True Rescue offers A Storm Too Soon: A Remarkable True Survival Story in 80-Foot Seas by Michael J. Tougias (Dec. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-13756-2; $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-13757-9); and The Finest Hours: The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue by Tougias and Casey Sherman, (Dec. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-13753-1; $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-13754-8), both illus. by Mark Edward Geyer, ages 6–9; and Attacked at Sea: A True World War II Story of a Family’s Fight for Survival by Tougias and Alison O’Leary (Oct. 27, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12806-5), ages 9–14.


Benny’s True Colors by Norene Paulson, illus. by Anne Passchier (Nov. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20771-5). A bat who knows he is truly a butterfly transforms in this tale about the joy of being your true self. Ages 3–6.

Labyrinth: The ABC Storybook by Luke Flowers (Sept. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-26820-4) presents an alphabet storybook inspired by Jim Henson’s film Labyrinth. Ages 3–6.

Let’s Get Sleepy! by Tony Cliff (Aug. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30784-2). Cats on an energetic hunt for a sneaky mouse named Sleepy may just get sleepy at the end of the day. Ages 3–6.

Test This Book! A Laugh-Out-Loud Picture Book About Experiments and Science! by Louie Zong (Aug. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22580-1). A bear scientist and a frog scientist test how a book works in this interactive tale. Ages 3–6.

Stella’s Stellar Hair by Yesenia Moises (Jan. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-26177-9). Stella embarks on a journey to seek help with styling her hair from her eight aunties across the solar system. Ages 4–8.

The Dare Sisters by Jess Rinker (Sept. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-21338-9). Three sisters are determined to fulfil their late grandfather’s dream of finding Blackbeard’s legendary treasure. Ages 8–12.

The Explorer’s Code by Allison K. Hymas (Sept. 29, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-25885-4). In this novel with puzzles, riddles, and codes, three kids work together to solve the mystery of an old manor and find hidden treasure before someone else beats them to it. Ages 8–12.

Vampires Never Get Old: Tales with Fresh Bite by Zoraida Córdova and Natalie C. Parker (Sept. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23001-0) collects 11 diverse vampire stories by an array of YA authors. Ages 12–18.

White Fox by Sara Faring (Sept. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30452-0). Searching for the truth behind their famous mother’s disappearance, two sisters discover society’s surreal underbelly, twisted hidden family secrets, and themselves. Ages 15–18.


Dave the Unicorn is back in Dance Party (Oct. 6, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-250-25638-6; $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-76875-9) and Field Trip (Jan. 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77445-3; $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-77446-0) by Pip Bird, illus. by David O’Connell, ages 7–10. Snazzy Cat Capers issues Meow or Never by Deanna Kent, illus. by Neil Hooson (Sept. 15, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-14349-5), ages 7–10. The Nightmare-Verse wraps up with A Crown So Cursed by L.L. McKinney (Jan. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-75454-7), ages 14–18. And Bright Raven Skies by Kristina Perez (Aug. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-13287-1) concludes the Sweet Black Waves Trilogy, ages 14–18.

Macmillan/Odd Dot

How to Remember Everything: Tips & Tricks to Become a Memory Master! by Jacob Sager Weinstein, illus. by Barbara Malley (Oct. 13, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-23526-8). This memory guide compiles recall-building techniques and challenges. Ages 10–14.


New Show-How Guides by Keith Zoo are Friendship Bracelets: The 10 Essential Bracelets Everyone Should Know! (Aug. 25, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-24996-8), Hair Braiding: The 9 Essential Braids Everyone Should Know! (Aug. 25, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-24997-5), Hand Lettering: The 9 Essential Styles Everyone Should Know! (Nov. 3, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-24999-9), and Slime & Sand: The 5 Essential Concoctions Everyone Should Know! (Nov. 3, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-24998-2), ages 6–11.


The following books are created by Roger Priddy:

Calendar Fun: Countdown to Christmas (Sept. 8, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-075-2). Animals prepare for the holiday in this book featuring wheels, flaps, and a gatefold with an Advent calendar. Ages up to 3.

Lift and Play: Who Lives in the Wild (Oct. 6, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-080-6). This book with press-out animals and flaps visits various habitats. Ages up to 3.

Tiny Tots Peep-Through: 10 Fluffy Ducklings (Dec. 29, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-129-2). Kids can count farm animals in this shaped book with peep-through die-cuts and tabs. Ages up to 3.

Lift and Play: Dragon’s Easter Hunt (Dec. 29, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-127-8). The Easter Dragon steps in to supply the eggs in this holiday caper. Ages 1–3.

On the Move: Drive Me! (Sept. 8, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-312-52984-0). This novelty book featuring die-cut handles and 10 different sounds puts kids in the driver’s seat. Ages 1–4.

Pivot Book: Move It! (Oct. 6, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-098-1) introduces various vehicles with moveable parts. Ages 3–5.

Pop and Play: Pop, Flip, Cook (Aug. 11, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-312-53015-0) features a rhyming text and press-out utensils for young chefs. Ages 3–5.

With Love: Mommy, I Love You (Nov. 17, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-081-3). Animal mothers and babies star in this book with wheels, tabs, and sliders. Ages 3–5.


See, Touch, Feel adds 123 (Jan. 19, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-124-7), Christmas (Sept. 8, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-072-1), Love (Nov. 17, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-082-0), and Roar: A First Sensory Book (Sept. 1, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-312-53012-9), ages up to 3. Big Tractor is a new Changing Picture Book (Jan. 12, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-121-6), ages 1–3. Picture Fit presents A Flurry of Snowflakes (Sept. 8, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-074-5), ages 1–3. And My Little World issues Let’s Poop! A Turn-the-Wheel Book for Potty Training (Aug. 11, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-312-53017-4), ages 1–4.

Macmillan/Roaring Brook

I Love You, Baby Burrito by Angela Dominguez (Jan. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23109-3) celebrates the act of swaddling a newborn into a “baby burrito.” Ages 2–5.

I Dream of Popo by Livia Blackburne, illus. by Julia Kuo (Jan. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24931-9). A young Taiwanese immigrant stays connected to her faraway grandmother through communication and love. Ages 3–6.

Little Fox and the Wild Imagination by Jorma Taccone, illus. by Dan Santat (Sept. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-21250-4). A father loves his imaginative little fox—even when he refuses to go to bed. Ages 3–6.

The Runaway Belly Button by John Flannery, illus. by Mika Song (Sept. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20284-0), offers a cautionary tale about what happens when you don’t clean your belly button. Ages 3–6.

Three Squeezes by Jason Pratt, illus. by Chris Sheban (Aug. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31345-4), is an ode to the love between parent and child, no matter how old the child (or parent) is. Ages 3–6.

The Trouble with Penguins by Rebecca Jordan-Glum (Nov. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20848-4). This tale of the unlikely friendship between a penguin and a human emphasizes the importance of sharing and patience. Ages 3–6.

Two Many Birds by Cindy Derby (Nov. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23254-0), presents a story about the power of community, inclusion, and empathy. Ages 3–6.

We Believe in You by Beth Ferry, illus. by Molly Idle (Oct. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31200-6). Animals encourage children to chase their dreams and reach for the stars. Ages 3–6.

Starla Jean by Elana K. Arnold, illus. by Anna Kang (Jan. 19, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30576-3), launches a chapter-book series about a girl, her pet chicken, and a lasting friendship. Ages 4–7.

Sullivan, Who Is Always Too Loud by Micol Ostow, illus. by Brian Biggs (Oct. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30772-9). A boy with a very big voice learns the perfect (and not so perfect) times to use it. Ages 4–8.

There’s a Skeleton Inside You! by Idan Ben-Barak, illus. by Julian Frost (Sept. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-17537-3), is an interactive book that reveals what’s inside our bodies. Ages 4–8.

We Wait for the Sun by Katie McCabe, illus. by Raissa Figueroa (Jan. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22902-1), is inspired by the words of civil rights lawyer and activist Dovey Johnson Roundtree. Ages 4–8.

Jumbo: The Making of the Boeing 747 by Chris Gall (Aug. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15580-1). This chronicle of the making of the Boeing 747, the first jumbo jet, marks the 50th anniversary of its debut commercial flight. Ages 5–8.

Fart Quest by Aaron Reynolds, illus. by Cam Kendell (Sept. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20636-7). In this series opener, three hapless apprentices decide to impersonate their mentors as heroes of the realm. Ages 8–12.

Girl Giant and the Monkey King by Van Hoang (Oct. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24041-5). A girl who just wants to fit in makes a deal with the Monkey King, a deity and trickster. Ages 8–12.

The Trouble with Good Ideas by Amanda Panitch (Jan. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24510-6). Leah creates a golem—a creature of Jewish mythology—to babysit her ailing grandfather, without realizing that golems often turn on their creators. Ages 8–12.

Baseball’s Leading Lady: Effa Manley and the Rise and Fall of the Negro Leagues by Andrea Williams (Jan. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-62372-0) relays the story of the only woman in the Baseball Hall of Fame and her ownership role in the Negro Leagues. Ages 10–14.

Mighty Justice (young readers ed.): The Untold Story of Civil Rights Trailblazer Dovey Johnson Roundtree by Dovey Johnson Roundtree and Katie McCabe, adapted by Jabari Asim (Dec. 15, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22900-7), profiles this civil rights leader. Ages 10–14.

Never After: The Thirteenth Fairy by Melissa de la Cruz (Dec. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31121-4). In this series debut, a hero of Filomena’s favorite book series appears and insists she accompany him back into his fairytale world, which is ruled by an evil queen. Ages 10–14.

Seven Voyages: How China’s Treasure Fleet Conquered the Sea by Laurence Bergreen and Sara Fray (Jan. 19, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-122-7) recounts the construction and voyages of the Chinese treasure fleet under the leadership of Zheng He in the 1400s. Ages 10–14.

Wolfpack (young readers ed.) by Abby Wambach (Oct. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76686-1). This two-time Olympic gold medalist traces her journey from youth soccer to the hall of fame. Ages 10–14.

Skyhunter by Marie Lu (Sept. 29, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22168-1). In this fantasy set in a world broken by war, the only hope against evil lies with a team of young warriors who are willing to sacrifice everything to save what they love. Ages 12–17.


Stella Díaz returns in Stella Díaz Dreams Big by Angela Dominguez (Jan. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76308-2), ages 6–9. Nick Bruel’s Bad Kitty relaxes in Bad Kitty Goes on Vacation (Dec. 29, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20808-8), ages 7–10. And FBI Files issues The Diamond Thieves by Bryan Denson (Jan. 19, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19919-5), ages 8–12.

Macmillan/Swoon Reads

All Our Worst Ideas by Vicky Skinner (Aug. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19542-5). Amy and Oliver, two teens with very different aspirations who work late-night shifts at the record store together, become friends and then confidantes and then something more. Ages 13–18.

The Con Code by Shana Silver (Aug. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-26681-1). A teen trained as a forger and thief recruits a crew of her friends to perform a series of heists leading to the location of her missing mother. Ages 13–18.

The Good for Nothings by Danielle Banas (Aug. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31125-2). In this sci-fi adventure, misfit criminals band together to search the galaxy for a long-lost treasure rumored to grant immortality. Ages 13–18.

Ironspark by C.M. McGuire (Aug. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24526-7). A teen outcast works with new friends to keep her town safe from murderous Fae while also dealing with panic attacks, family issues, and a lesbian love triangle. Ages 13–18.

Macmillan/Tor Teen

Eventide by Sarah Goodman (Oct. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22473-6). In this gothic fantasy, a teen uncovers unsettling secrets from her family’s haunted past and learns what some will do to keep the truth buried. Ages 13–18.

Each of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro (Sept. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-16921-1) is a fantasy about finding home and falling in love amid the dangers of a desert where stories come to life. Ages 14–17.


Origin continues with The Brightest Night by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Oct. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-17577-9), ages 13–18. And The Bright Sessions gains A Neon Darkness by Lauren Shippen (Sept. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-29754-9), ages 14–18.


You Have a Match by Emma Lord (Jan. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23730-9). After a DNA test reveals that Abby has a sister she never knew about, they meet at summer camp to try to uncover their parents’ secrets. Ages 12–18.

A Golden Fury by Samantha Cohoe (Oct. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22040-0). In this historical fantasy, a teenage alchemist on the verge of creating the philosopher’s stone discovers that the feat may cost her her sanity. Ages 14–18.

Hush by Dylan Farrow (Oct. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23590-9). In a fantasy world where those in control of society can manipulate and silence the truth through magic, a teen whose mother is murdered is determined to unearth the truth. Ages 14–18.

Fable by Adrienne Young (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-25436-8) launches a fantasy duology about a resourceful girl who tries to survive on, and escape from, the legendary island where her father abandoned her. Ages 12–18.


City of Steel and Diamond concludes with Shadow City by Francesca Flores (Jan. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22048-6), ages 12–18. The Gilded Wolves welcomes The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi (Sept. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-14457-7), ages 12–18. And The Ever After concludes The Omte Origins (from the World of the Trylle) by Amanda Hocking (Jan. 5, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-20430-1), ages 12–18.


Chicken Little, Come Out. The Sky Is Not Falling! Helping Children Express and Cope with Their Anxiety by Michelle Winchester-Vega (Aug. 11, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-64250-348-7). This take on the classic story aims to help children identify and normalize their fears. Ages 4–7.

Rhoda the Alligator by Bob Graham (Nov. 17, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-63353-954-9). An alligator who’s trying to find her place in the Florida Everglades stars in this tale of self-love, respect, and friendship. Ages 4–8.

She’s Building a Robot by Mick Liubinskas (Nov. 17, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-64250-341-8). With the help of her mentor and pals, a girl who enters a robot-building competition learns the importance of teamwork and collaboration. Ages 9–12.

The Future of Science Is Female: The Brilliant Minds Shaping the 21st Century by Zara Stone (Sept. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-64250-319-7) examines current tech projects pioneered by women who saw problems that needed solving and took action. Ages 13–15.


Dogography: The Amazing World of Letter Art Dogs by Maree Coote (Oct. 1, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-648-56841-4). In this typographic art book, every picture is created using the letters that spell the dog’s breed name. Ages up to 7.


Masquerade Party by Giuliano Ferri (Sept. 1, $11.99 board book, ISBN 978-988-8342-06-8). Kids lift flaps to discover animals hiding beneath costumes. Ages 2–4.

Sharing by Yusuke Yonezu (Sept. 1, $11.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66265-000-0). What happens when two rabbits want the same carrot, or two monkeys the same banana? Die-cut pages reveal the answer. Ages 2–4.

A Very Hungry Wolf by Agnese Baruzzi (Sept. 1, $11.99 board book, ISBN 978-988-8342-05-1). In this lift-the-flap tale, a hungry wolf is ready to gobble up whatever animal crosses his path—until he meets his match. Ages 2–4.

Little Bird Visits the Big City by Domenico Granata (Oct. 6, $11.99, ISBN 978-988-8342-03-7). Despite his mother’s warnings to stay with his friends, Little Bird is determined to fly beyond the boundaries of his forest. Ages 3–5.

While You’re Away by Thodoris Papioannou, illus. by Petros Bouloubasis (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66265-005-5), underscores the importance of stopping to pay attention to nature. Ages 3–5.

Eugene and the Sounds of the City by Sylvie Auzary-Luton (Oct. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66265-004-8). A bear who loves to dance finds music and delight in the sounds of the city. Ages 3–7.

One Boy’s Choice: A Tale of the Amazon by Sueli Menezes, illus. by Anika Siems (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66265-003-1). A boy in the Amazon goes on his first fishing trip with his grandfather in this environmental tale. Ages 3–7.

The Sharing Party by Brigitte Weninger, illus. by Eve Tharlet (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66265-007-9). What happens when Max Mouse plans an apple party but his friend has picked all the fruit and doesn’t want to share? Ages 3–7.

School Is Coming by Dany Aubert and Catherine Le Blanc, illus. by Eve Tharlet (Aug. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-988-8342-04-4). Martin is apprehensive about beginning kindergarten until his mother and younger sister help him overcome his anxieties. Ages 4–7.

Reynard the Fox: Tales from the Life of Reynard the Fox by Renate Raecke, illus. by Jonas Lauströer (Oct. 6, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-66265-006-2), offers a retelling of this classic trickster tale. Ages 5–9.


God Speaks in Whispers by Mark Batterson and Summer Batterson Dailey, illus. by Benedetta Capriotti (Sept. 8, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-525-65385-1), invites children to imagine how God might be showing them love every day. Ages 3–7.

National Geographic

One Step Further: My Story of Math, the Moon, and a Mission by Katherine Johnson et al. (Dec. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-7193-6), presents a profile of NASA mathematician Johnson’s accomplished life. Ages 4–8.

The Coolest Stuff on Earth: A Closer Look at the Weird, Wild, and Wonderful (Aug. 25, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3858-8) spotlights our planet’s marvels, epic extremes, and remarkable animals. Ages 8–12.

Fetch! A How to Speak Dog Training Guide by Gary Weitzman and Aubre Andrus (Aug. 4, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-3848-9) and Pounce! A How to Speak Cat Training Guide by Weitzman and Tracey West (Aug. 4, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-3846-5) collects tips and tricks for training pets. Ages 8–12.

Kids vs. Plastic: Ditch the Straw and Find the Pollution Solution to Bottles, Bags, and Other Single-Use Plastics by Julie Beer (Nov. 3, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-3910-3) examines plastic’s effect on the environment and suggests ways to reduce plastic use. Ages 8–12.

Space Encyclopedia: A Tour of Our Solar System and Beyond (2nd. ed.) by David A. Aguilar (Aug. 25, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3856-4). This updated edition includes the first-ever image of a black hole. Ages 8–12.

Ultimate Food Atlas: Maps, Games, Recipes, for Hours of Foodie Fun by Nancy Castaldo (Sept. 8, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-3867-0) reveals how foods are grown, eaten, and celebrated by people across the world. Ages 8–12.

A World Together by Sonia Manzano (Sept. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3738-3). The actor who played Maria on Sesame Street examines different cultures while celebrating what unites us. Ages 8–12.

Segregated Skies: One Pilot’s Trailblazing Journey to Rise Above Racial Barriers by Michael H. Cottman (Dec. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-7197-4) follows David Harris’s turbulent path to becoming the country’s first African American commercial airline pilot. Ages 9–12.

Breaking the News: What’s Real, What’s Not, and Why the Difference Matters by Robin Terry Brown (Oct. 13, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3888-5). This history of news reveals the serious impact that misinterpretation and misinformation can have on the world. Ages 10–14.

Girls Can! Smash Stereotypes, Defy Expectations, and Make History! by Marissa Sebastian et al. (Oct. 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3900-4) offers profiles of women leaders, interviews, and advice on achieving great things. Ages 10–14.

Our Country’s Presidents, Sixth Edition by Ann Bausum (Jan. 12, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-7199-8). This reference will be updated to include the winner of the 2020 presidential election. Ages 10–14.


New Little Kids First Board Books by Ruth A. Musgrave are Insects (Dec. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4263-3902-8) and Weather (Dec. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4263-3903-5), ages up to 3. And National Geographic Readers adds In the Pond (Pre-Reader) by Aubre Andrus (Dec. 14, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-3925-7), ages 2–5; and Ruth Bader Ginsberg (L3) by Rose Davidson (Jan. 5, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-3997-4), ages 6–9.

Ultimate “Pedias” offers Ultimate Rockopedia: The Most Complete Rocks & Minerals Reference Ever by Steve Tomecek (Dec. 1, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3918-9), ages 7–10. Animal Showdown releases Round Three: Surprising Animal Matchups with Surprising Results by Stephanie Warren Drimmer (Sept. 22, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-3842-7), ages 8–12. Brain Candy serves up Seriously Sweet Facts to Satisfy Your Curiosity by Kelly Hargrave (Oct. 6, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-3886-1), ages 8–12. And It’s a Numbers Game scores Soccer: The Math Behind the Perfect Goal, the Game-Winning Save, and So Much More! by James Buckley Jr. and Alex Morgan (Dec. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3923-3), ages 8–12.

Nerdlet greets Animals by T.J. Resler (Sept. 15, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-3872-4), ages 8–12. And Izzy Newton and the S.M.A.R.T. Squad starts up with Absolute Hero by Valerie Tripp (Sept. 8, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3869-4), ages 8–12.

Series in Spanish

National Geographic Readers adds Los Koalas (Koalas) by Laura Marsh (Sept. 15, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-3877-9), ages 5–8; and GM Travesías asombrosas de los animales (L3) (Great Migrations: Amazing Animal Journeys) by Marsh (Sept. 15, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-3874-8), ages 6–9.

Nobrow/Flying Eye

Shy Ones by Simona Ciraolo (Aug. 4, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-912497-35-5). This tale of a quiet octopus who keeps to himself in a school of lively fish explores the topic of shyness and friendship. Ages 3–5.

A Journey Through Greek Myths by Marchella Ward, illus. by Sander Berg (Oct. 6, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-911171-57-7), offers a compendium of tales from ancient Greece. Ages 7–10.

Season of the Witch: A Spellbinding History of Witches and Other Magical Folk by Matt Ralphs, illus. by Nuria Tamarit (Aug. 4, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-912497-71-3). This look at witches throughout history includes poetry, art, mythology, and hexes. Ages 9–12.


New Hilda Netflix tie-ins by Luke Pearson and Stephen Davies are Hilda and the Nowhere Space, illus. by Seaerra Miller (Sept. 15, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-912497-59-1); and Hilda and the Time Worm (Nov. 3, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-912497-85-0) and Hilda and the Ghost Ship (Nov. 3, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-912497-57-7), illus. by Victoria Evans, ages 7–10. Mason Mooney is on a new mission in Mason Mooney: Paranormal Investigator by Seaerra Miller (Aug. 4, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-912497-64-5), ages 7–11. Akissi is back in Akissi: Even More Tales of Mischief by Marguerite Abouet, illus. by Mathieu Sapin (Sept. 1, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-912497-41-6), ages 8–12. And Stig & Tilde return in The Loser Squad by Max de Radiguès (Oct. 6, $13.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-910620-66-3), ages 10–14.



Build It Yourself picks up The Science and Technology of Ben Franklin by Alicia Klepeis (Nov. 13, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-64741-015-5) and The Science and Technology of Leonardo da Vinci by Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan (Nov. 13, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-64741-011-7), illus. by Micah Rauch; and The Science and Technology of Marie Curie by Julie Knutson, illus. by Michelle Simpson (Nov. 13, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-64741-019-3), ages 9–12. The Civil Rights Era releases Boycotts, Marches, and Strikes: Protests of the Civil Rights Era by Barbara Diggs (Jan. 12, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-916-6), Changing Laws: Politics of the Civil Rights Era by Judy Dodge Cummings (Jan. 12, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-924-1), and Singing for Equality: Musicians of the Civil Rights Era (Jan. 12, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-920-3) and Sitting In, Standing Up: Leaders of the Civil Rights Era (Jan. 12, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-912-8) by Diane C. Taylor, ages 12–15. And Inquire & Investigate offers Global Citizenship: Engage in the Politics of a Changing World by Julie Knutson, illus. by Traci Van Wagoner (Sept. 15, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-933-3); and The Universe: The Big Bang, Black Holes, and Blue Whales by Matthew Brenden Wood, illus. by Alexis Cornell (Sept. 15, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-929-6), ages 12–15; and Reconstruction: The Rebuilding of the United States After the Civil War by Judy Dodge Cummings (Oct. 1, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-973-9) and World War I: The Great War to End All Wars by Knutson (Oct. 1, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-969-2), both illus. by Micah Rauch, ages 12–16.


Merry Christmas, Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister (Sept. 1, $9.95 board book, ISBN 978-0-7358-4429-2). Rainbow Fish and his friends brighten the undersea world on Christmas. Ages up to 3.

The Birthday by Hans Fischer (Sept. 1, $14.95, ISBN 978-3-314-10515-9) brings this classic tale back into print. Ages 4–8.

Festivals & Traditions in Switzerland by Barbara Piatti, trans. by Mary Carozza, illus. by Yvonne Rogenmoser (Oct. 6, $30, ISBN 978-0-7358-4416-2), spotlights this country’s customs and celebrations. Ages 4–8.

Hans Christian Andersen: The Journey of His Life by Heinz Janisch, illus. by Maja Kastelic (Sept. 1, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4388-2). During a conversation with a girl in a horse-drawn coach, Andersen shares his life’s struggles, dreams, and triumphs. Ages 4–8.

Ida and the World Beyond Mount Kaiserzipf by Linda Schwalbe, trans. by David Henry Wilson (Sept. 1, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4420-9), pays tribute to Ida Pfeiffer, one of the first female explorers to travel around the world. Ages 4–8.

The Little Bell That Wouldn’t Ring: A Christmas Story by Heike Conradi, illus. by Maja Dusíková (Oct. 6, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4386-8). The smallest bell in the church tower remains silent until Christmas Eve, when it is inspired to ring by the words, “Peace on earth.” Ages 4–8.

The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen, illus. by Bernadette Watts (Sept. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4419-3), offers the unabridged fairy tale with new art. Ages 4–8.

There Was a Turkey on the Farm by Valeri Gorbachev (Sept. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4425-4). Turkey can’t find anyone to be friends with on the farm—until she meets someone who would love to be her companion: a hungry fox. Ages 4–8.

Norton Young Readers

Every Night Is Pizza Night by J. Kenji López-Alt, illus. by Gianna Ruggiero (Sept. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-324-00525-4). In this tale about open-mindedness, community, and family from chef and food writer López-Alt, Pipo thinks pizza is the very best food, until she samples meals prepared by her diverse neighbors. Ages 3–5.

What a Lucky Day! by Jashar Awan (Oct. 13, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-324-01552-9). A stork, black cat, raccoon, and frog confront their stereotypes in this tale about not judging others based on what you’ve heard. Ages 3–5.

Big Rig Rescue! by Chris Gall (Jan. 5, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-324-01539-0). Big Orange and Big Blue race to rescue a crashed truck in this story about tools, towing mechanisms, and vehicular teamwork. Ages 4–7.

Mr. Nogginbody and the Childish Child by David Shannon (Aug. 25, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-324-00463-9). While babysitting a rambunctious child, Mr. Nogginbody learns that there’s a fine line between being a kid and being an adult. Ages 4–7.

Everything Naomi Loved by Katie Yamasaki and Ian Lendler, illus. by Yamasaki (Sept. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-324-00491-2). Naomi grapples with changes in her beloved neighborhood and learns to express herself through painting murals. Ages 6–8.

Nicky & Vera by Peter Sís (Jan. 26, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-324-01574-1). Told in alternating voices, this book relays the story of Nicholas Winton, who evacuated almost 700 young people from Nazi-occupied Prague, and Vera, one of the children he saved. Ages 6–8.

Weird, Wild, Amazing! Exploring the Incredible World of Animals by Tim Flannery, illus. by Sam Caldwell (Aug. 4, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-324-01543-7), introduces animals from around the world and environmental concepts. Ages 8–12.

Bearmouth by Liz Hyder (Sept. 8, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-324-01586-4). In this thriller, Newt lives and works in a mine, enduring brutal conditions, poor wages, and perpetual danger, but begins to question the status quo when a boy arrives who dares to ask, “Why?” Ages 13–18.


Who Ate My Cakes? (Oct. 20, $9.95 board book, ISBN 978-84-18133-12-1) and Who Ate My Fruit? (Oct. 20, $9.95 board book, ISBN 978-84-18133-10-7) by Canizales. Cat is ravenous, but someone ate all of his food. Ages 2–6.

I’m a Zcary Vampire by José Carlos Andrés, illus. by Gómez (Sept. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-84-17673-85-7). A tiny vampire plans to pull off the “zcare” of a lifetime. Ages 4–8.

Put Yourself in My Shoes by Susanna Isern, illus. by Mylène Rigaudie (Sept. 15, $15.95, ISBN 978-84-17673-37-6). Cricket doesn’t seem to care about his friends’ problems, but what happens when he has a problem? Ages 4–8.

Sam Can’t Sleep by Davide Cali, illus. by Anna Aparicio Català (Nov. 10, $15.95, ISBN 978-84-18133-06-0). When Sam can’t sleep at night, he asks the other jungle animals to help him figure out why. Ages 4–8.

This Poop Is Mine! by Gusti (Oct. 6, $15.95, ISBN 978-84-17673-88-8). Two flies learn the value of sharing after fighting over who spotted a big poop first. Ages 4–8.

Titles in Spanish

¿Quién se comió mi fruta? (Who Ate My Fruit?) (Oct. 20, $9.95 board book, ISBN 978-84-18133-09-1) and ¿Quién se comió mi pastel? (Who Ate My Cakes?), (Oct. 20, $9.95 board book, ISBN 978-84-18133-11-4) by Canizales, ages 2–6; Voy a portarme muy bien by Chris Haughton (Oct. 13, $15.95, ISBN 978-84-946926-8-0), ages 2–7; and ¡Esta caca es mía! (This Poop Is Mine!) by Gusti (Oct. 6, $15.95, ISBN 978-84-17673-87-1); Hugo no puede dormir (Sam Can’t Sleep) by Davide Cali, illus. by Anna Aparicio Català (Nov. 10, $15.95, ISBN 978-84-18133-05-3); Ponte en mi lugar (Put Yourself in My Shoes) by Susanna Isern, illus. by Mylène Rigaudie (Sept. 15, $15.95, ISBN 978-84-17673-36-9); Un vampiro peligrozo (I’m a Zcary Vampire) by José Carlos Andrés, illus. by Gómez (Sept. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-84-17673-84-0); and Yo quiero mi sombrero (I Want My Hat Back) by Jon Klassen (Nov. 3, $16.95, ISBN 978-84-18133-24-4), ages 4–8.

Series in Spanish

Nube de cartón offers two singalong books by Caracolino, illus. by Canizales: Carteras y Carteros by Caracolino (Sept. 22, $9.95 board book, ISBN 978-84-17673-46-8) and La jirafa Rafa by Caracolino, illus. by Canizales (Sept. 22, $9.95 board book, ISBN 978-84-17673-44-4), ages 2–6. And Somos8 adds Te como a besos by Carmen Gil, illus. by Laure Du Faÿ (Nov. 17, $16.95, ISBN 978-84-17673-55-0), ages 4–9.


Go to Sleep, Hoglet by Ben Sheridan (Dec. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-78849-143-3). A baby hedgehog who decides that he doesn’t want to hibernate goes searching for Christmas magic in the world of humans. Ages 3–6.

I’ll Take This One by Erika McGann, illus. by Gerry Daly (Nov. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-78849-180-8). A donkey heads across Ireland, where she “borrows” various national treasures to take to her grandfather. Ages 3–6.

The One with the Waggly Tail by Sarah Webb, illus. by Steve McCarthy (Dec. 1, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-78849-151-8) compiles international nursery rhymes. Ages 3–6.

Have You Seen the Dublin Vampire? by Una Woods (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-78849-119-8) follows the Dublin Vampire through famous sites in this city, which was home to Dracula’s creator, Bram Stoker. Ages 4–6.

The Supermarket Ghost by Gordon Snell (Oct. 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-78849-212-6). It seems like it will be another boring summer for Maria—until she meets Davy, a ghost. Ages 9–12.

Ulster Fairytales and Legends by Nicola and Peter Heaney, illus. by Conor Busuttil (Nov. 28, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-78849-217-1), collects stories from Ireland’s northern province. Ages 9–12.

The Boldness of Betty by Anna Carey (Oct. 24, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-78849-123-5). A struggling teenage cake-shop worker joins fellow union members on the picket line in 1913 Dublin. Ages 11–14.

All to Play for by Donn McClean (Oct. 3, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-78849-183-9). Grieving the recent death of her father, a teen discovers a forgotten gift from him—a pair of orange soccer socks that become her good-luck charms on the pitch. Ages 12–15.

Lily Steps Up by Judi Curtin (Dec. 5, $18.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-78849-209-6) focuses on the friendship between housemaids working at a grand estate in 1913 Sligo. Ages 12–15.

Lads in Love by Jarlath Gregory (Dec. 5, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-78849-162-4). Ben tries to navigate the pitfalls of modern gay dating while remaining true to himself. Ages 14–18.

Ohio University Press


Biographies for Young Readers issues The Many Lives of Eddie Rickenbacker (Oct. 6, $28.95, ISBN 978-0-8214-2430-8; $16.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-8214-2431-5) by Andrew Speno, ages 8–12.

Oni Press

Frankie and the Creepy Cute Critters by Caitlin Rose Boyle (Oct. 6, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62010-782-9). The new fairy in school shows her classmates that appearances can be deceiving. Ages 7–10.

Odessa, Vol. 1 by Jonathan Hill (Nov. 3, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-62010-789-8). Eight years after the Big One strikes the West Coast and their mother walks out on the family, Ginny and her brothers set off to find her. Ages 13–16.


The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill serves up The Tea Dragon Tapestry (Sept. 1, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-62010-774-4), ages 9–12.


What Do You See? by Sarah N. Harvey, illus. by Jane Heinrichs (Oct. 6, $10.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-4598-2088-3). Rhyming stanzas ask what readers see as a small child moves through their world. Ages up to 2.

Slow Moe (Sept. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2352-5) and Lent Roland (French ed.) (Sept. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2475-1) by Deborah Kerbel, illus. by Marianne Ferrer, trans. by Rachel Martinez, feature a girl whose little brother is as slow as a snail. Ages 3–5.

Nye, Sand and Stones (Sept. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2032-6) and Nye de l’Île de Sable (French ed.) (Sept. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2472-0) by Bree Galbraith, illus. by Marion Arbona, trans. by Rachel Martinez. A girl on an island of sand challenges the longtime destructive behavior from the citizens of an island of stones. Ages 3–5.

Once Upon an Hour by Ann Yu-Kyung Choi, illus. by Soyeon Kim (Aug. 18, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2127-9) tells a story of how the 12 animals of the Korean zodiac came together to save a young character on their quest for a plant known to have healing properties. Ages 3–5.

The One with the Scraggly Beard (Sept. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1855-2) by Elizabeth Withey, trans. by Rachel Martinez, illus. by Lynn Scurfield. A boy asks his mother questions about a homeless man he sees. Ages 3–5.

When We Are Kind (Sept. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2522-2) by Monique Gray Smith, illus. by Nicole Neidhardt; and When We Are Kind/Nihaa Ádahwiinít’i´˛i˛go (Dual Language, English & Diné) by Smith, trans. by Mildred Walters, illus. by Neidhardt (Sept. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2753-0), encourages children to be kind to others and to themselves. Ages 3–5.

The Wrench by Elise Gravel (Sept. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2449-2). Bob goes to the store to buy one thing and comes home with many things he doesn’t need. Ages 3–5.

The King of Jam Sandwiches by Eric Walters (Sept. 15, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2556-7). Thirteen-year-old Robbie fears he’ll be placed in foster care if he shares the secret that his mentally ill father isn’t taking the best care of him. Ages 8–12.

Heart Sister by Michael F. Stewart (Sept. 15, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2487-4). After his twin sister’s death, a teenage filmmaker tries to track down the recipients of her organs in hopes that it will help his parents move on from their loss. Ages 12–18.

Munro vs. the Coyote by Darren Groth (Oct. 6, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2385-3). Munro goes to Australia on a student exchange to try to deal with his younger sister’s sudden death. Ages 12–18.

Titles in French

Lent Roland (Slow Moe) (Sept. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2475-1) by Deborah Kerbel, trans. by Rachel Martinez, illus. by Marianne Ferrer; L’Homme à la Barbe Hirsute (The One with the Scraggly Beard) (Sept. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2478-2) by Elizabeth Withey, trans. by Martinez, illus. by Lynn Scurfield; Tu Es Là Pour Moi (You Hold Me Up) by Monique Gray Smith, trans. by Martinez, illus. by Danielle Daniel (Sept. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2665-6); and Nous Sommes Gentils (When We Are Kind) (Sept. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2650-2) by Smith, trans. by Martinez, illus. by Nicole Neidhardt, ages 3–5.


All Natural by Britta Teckentrup greets Little Owl (Oct. 6, $10.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-4598-2692-2) and Little Squirrel (Oct. 6, $10.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-4598-2691-5), ages up to 2. And Joining Orca Echoes are Genie Meanie by Mahtab Narsimhan, illus. by Michelle Simpson (Sept. 15, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2398-3); Hockey Night in Kenya by Danson Mutinda and Eric Walters, illus. by Claudia Dávila (Sept. 15, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2361-7); Pasture Bedtime by Sigmund Brouwer, illus. by Sabrina Gendron (Oct. 6, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2588-8); and Shark Bait! by Jeff Szpirglas and Danielle Saint-Onge, illus. by Dave Whamond (Sept. 15, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2367-9), ages 6–8.

Orca Currents adds Fish Out of Water by Joanne Levy (Aug. 18, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2659-5), Haunted Hospital by Marty Chan (Aug. 18, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2620-5), Jelly Roll by Mere Joyce (Aug. 18, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2629-8), and Pia’s Plans by Alice Kuipers (Aug. 18, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2378-5), ages 9–12. Orca Footprints presents If a Tree Falls: The Global Impact of Deforestation by Nikki Tate (Sept. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2355-6), ages 9–12. Orca Wild offers Return from Extinction: The Triumph of the Elephant Seal by Linda L. Richards (Oct. 6, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2136-1), ages 9–12. And new to Orca Soundings are Double or Nothing by Brooke Carter (Aug. 18, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2381-5), Dreaming in Color by Melanie Florence (Aug. 18, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2586-4), Hey Jude by Star Spider (Aug. 18, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2635-9), and Stranded by Jocelyn Shipley (Aug. 18, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2389-1), ages 12–18.

Page Street

Amadou’s Zoo by Rebecca Walsh (Sept. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-884-2). On a trip to the zoo, Amadou leads his classmates on a wild adventure that blurs the line between imagination and reality. Ages 4–8.

Bess the Barn Stands Strong by Elizabeth Gilbert Bedia, illus. by Katie Hickey (Sept. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-980-1). A barn proves her strength to stand the test of time. Ages 4–8.

Flibbertigibbety Words: Young Shakespeare Chases Inspiration by Donna Guthrie, illus. by Åsa Gilland (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-062-9), features quotes by and sly references to the works of Shakespeare and the words he invented. Ages 4–8.

I Am the Wind by Michael Karg, illus. by Sophie Diao (Nov. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-922-1). Readers travel with the wind as it whistles, flies, and whips its way around the globe. Ages 4–8.

Imagine a Wolf by Lucky Platt (Jan. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-932-0). Big Good Wolf struggles with being stereotyped as a villain. Ages 4–8.

My Hair Is Magic! by M.L. Marroquin, illus. by Tonya Engel (Oct. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-981-8). A girl celebrates her beautiful, big hair in creative ways. Ages 4–8.

The Poisoned Apple: A Fractured Fairy Tale by Anne Lambelet (Oct. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-060-5). What happens when the witch’s plan to poison the princess goes terribly wrong? Ages 4–8.

Saturdays Are for Stella by Candy Wellins, illus. by Charlie Eve Ryan (Aug. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-921-4). When George loses his Grandma Stella, Saturdays just aren’t the same, until a new addition to the family helps him celebrate her memory. Ages 4–8.

Venetian Lullaby by Judith L. Roth, illus. by Kendra Binney (Jan. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-084-1). With their mother as gondolier and their father singing his calming song to baby, a family floats serenely through Venice. Ages 4–8.

Where Bone? by Kitty Moss (Sept. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-061-2). A dog works himself into a frenzy searching for his lost bone. Ages 4–8.

Lotte’s Magical Paper Puppets: The Woman Behind the First Animated Feature Film by Brooke Hartman, illus. by Kathryn Carr (Oct. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-941-2), introduces Lotte Reiniger, creator of the first feature-length animated film. Ages 7–10.

Far from Normal by Becky Wallace (Sept. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-056-8). Maddie must repair the image of Major League Soccer’s bad boy, Gabe, to ace her internship. Ages 12 and up.

Blazewrath Games by Amparo Ortiz (Oct. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-079-7). In an alternate contemporary world, people compete with dragons in an international sports tournament. Ages 14–18.

Into the Heartless Wood by Joanna Ruth Meyer (Jan. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-171-8) relays the story of impossible love between a monstrous tree siren and a boy who lives at the edge of her wood. Ages 14–18.

Not Your #Lovestory by Sonia Hartl (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-054-4) spotlights the addictiveness of fame and the harsh realities of going viral in a digital world. Ages 14–18.

The Puppetmaster’s Apprentice by Lisa DeSelm (Oct. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-080-3). The puppet-
master’s daughter is commissioned to build an assassin for a dark-hearted tyrant. Ages 14–18.

Written in Starlight by Isabel Ibañez (Jan. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-132-9). In this companion to Woven in Moonlight, the rightful queen of Inkasisa braves dangers in the jungle and plans to take back her throne by forging an alliance with the lost city of gold. Ages 14–18.


Shape Up, Construction Trucks! by Victoria Allenby (Sept. 15, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-134-2). Photos depict construction vehicles and introduce geometric shapes. Ages 2–5.

Snow Days by Deborah Kerbel, illus. by Miki Sato (Nov. 24, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-135-9), celebrates the many aspects of snow from a preschooler’s perspective. Ages 2–5.

A World of Mindfulness by Erin Alladin, illus. by various artists (Oct. 27, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-138-0) encourages mindfulness practice and focuses on the sensory ways children experience life. Ages 3–6.

A Family for Faru by Anitha Rao-Robinson, illus. by Karen Patkau (Oct. 27, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-096-3). Tetenya’s courage and ingenuity help an orphaned rhinoceros find safety in a new herd. Ages 4–7.

Raven, Rabbit, Deer by Sue Farrell Holler, illus. by Jennifer Faria Lipke (Nov. 24, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-136-6). A boy takes his grandfather for a walk in the forest on a winter’s day. Ages 4–7.

Teaching Mrs. Muddle by Colleen Nelson, illus. by Alice Carter (Sept. 29, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-131-1). Kayla is worried about her first day of kindergarten, but is quickly distracted by the need to help her teacher get through the day. Ages 4–7.

The Library Bus by Bahram Rahman, illus. by Gabrielle Grimard (Oct. 13, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-101-4). Pari accompanies her mother on her library bus rounds through Kabul, stopping to exchange books and receive lessons in English. Ages 5–8.


Slug Days Stories by Sara Leach, illus. by Rebecca Bender, adds Duck Days (Nov. 10, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-148-9), ages 7–10.


Lola's Super Club #1: My Dad Is a Super Secret Agent by Christine Beigel, illus. by Pierre Fouillet (Dec. 8, $14.99, ISBN 9781545805640). Lola must use her imaginative super powers to save the day and her secret agent dad. Ages 7–12.

Magical History Tour #1: The Great Pyramid by Fabrice Erre illus. by Sylvain Savoia (Jan. 26, $6.99, ISBN 9781545806333) finds Annie and Nico traveling through time to ancient Egypt and learning about history. Ages 7–12.

School for Extraterrestrial Girls #1: Girl on Fire by Jeremy Whitley illus. by Jamie Noguchi (Aug. 4, $19.99, ISBN 9781545804926). Mild mannered Tara Smith has her life upended when she discovers she’s an alien and is whisked away to a secret government school in this sci-fi coming of age story. Ages 7–12.

X-Venture Xplorers #1: The Kingdom of Animals - Lion vs. Tiger by Meng and Slaium, illus. by Black Ink Team (Oct. 13, $16.99, ISBN 9781545805497) follows the X-Venture Xplorers through an educational adventure ine the Animal Kingdom. Ages 7–12.


Geeky F@b Five adds Food Fight For Fiona by Liz and Lucy Lareau, illus. by Ryan Jampole (Sept. 15, paper $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0364-6), in which the gang uses their STEM skills to help solve hunger in their community, ages 7–12. The Loud House opens its doors to The Loud House Winter Special by The Loud House Creative Team (October 6, paper $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0687-6), featuring The Loud House crew and The Casagrandes as they enjoy a winter wonderland of fun, ages 7–12. Asterix Omnibus #3 collects Asterix and the Big Fight, Asterix in Britain, and Asterix and the Normans by Rene Goscinny, illus. by Albert Uderzo (Oct. 4, paper, $14.99, ISBN978-1-5458-0571-8), ages 7–12. And Gillbert continues with The Flaming Carats Evolution by Art Baltazar (Nov. 26, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0489-6), in which Gillbert the merman must get to the bottom of what the pesky Pyrockians are up to, ages 7–12.


The Paraclete Pre-K Bible (Sept. 8, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64060-619-7) features illustrated biblical stories. Ages 4–6.

Sweet Polly Petals by John Gray, illus. by Shanna Brickell (Oct. 1, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-64060-555-8). Polly offers to share her lunch with a homeless woman and receives a wish-granting orchid in return Ages 4–8.

I’m a Saint in the Making by Lisa M. Hendey, illus. by Katherine Mitchel Broussard (Oct. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64060-163-5), suggests simple ways children can offer acts of prayer, service, and love. Ages 8–12.

Paul Dry

Coming Together: An Inspiring Response to the “Separate-But-Equal” Supreme Court Decision That Divided America by Amy Nathan (Sept. 15, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-58988-148-8) threads the personal stories of Keith Plessy and Phoebe Ferguson into the larger history of race relations and civil rights movements in New Orleans and throughout the U.S. Ages 11–15.


Delightfully Different Fairy Tales by Lynn Roberts-Maloney, illus. by David Roberts (Oct. 6, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-84365-475-9), reimagines Cinderella as a 1920s flapper, Sleeping Beauty as a ’50s sci-fi nerd, and Rapunzel as a groovy girl from the ’70s. Ages 3–6.

The Three Wishes: A Santa Claus Origin Story by Alan Snow (Nov. 3, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-84365-386-8). Drawn into a mysterious cave while herding his family’s reindeer, a boy discovers he cannot leave without time standing still in the outside world. Ages 4–8.

Challenge Everything: The Extinction Rebellion Youth Guide to Saving the Planet by Blue Sandford (Sept. 8, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-84365-464-3) encourages young people to question everything about modern life and act upon their conclusions. Ages 12 and up.


Arlo the Lion Who Couldn’t Sleep by Catherine Rayner (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-222-2). Owl offers to help an exhausted lion get some sleep. Ages 2–6.

Eek! A Noisy Journey from A to Z by Julie Larios, illus. by Julie Paschkis (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-169-0). Mouse selects a flower for someone special, but must make his way through the noisy alphabet to deliver it. Ages 2–6.

Duck and Penguin Do Not Like Sleepovers by Julia Woolf (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-201-7) tackles the thrills and anxieties of sleeping over. Ages 4–8.

Gnu and Shrew by Danny Schnitzlein, illus. by Anca Sandu (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-146-1). Gnu and Shrew deliberate how to obtain a treasure from across the river in this spin on “The Ant and the Grasshopper.” Ages 4–8.

Madeline Finn and the Therapy Dog by Lisa Papp (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-149-2). Madeline’s dog Star aims to pass the therapy dog test. Ages 4–8.

Life in a Frozen World: Wildlife of Antarctica by Mary Batten, illus. by Thomas Gonzalez (Nov. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-151-5), examines how climate change is affecting the creatures that live in Antarctica. Ages 6–10.

Thanks to Frances Perkins: Fighter for Workers’ Rights by Deborah Hopkinson, illus. by Kristy Caldwell (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-136-2). After Perkins witnessed the Triangle Waist Factory fire in 1911, she dedicated her life to bringing about new laws to make workplaces safer. Ages 6–10.

William Still and His Freedom Stories: The Father of the Underground Railroad by Don Tate (Nov. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-56145-935-3) spotlights this man who collected stories of freedom seekers on the Underground Railroad in order to help them reunite with their families. Ages 6–10.

The Candy Mafia by Lavie Tidhar, illus. by Daniel Duncan (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-197-3). In a city where candy is a crime and sugar is scandalous, a young detective looks for her next client. Ages 8–12.

Pretty Funny for a Girl by Rebecca Elliott (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-147-8). Aspiring stand-up comedian Haylah jumps at the chance to ghostwrite sets for Leo, her new crush and fellow comedian. Ages 12–16.

Sing Like No One’s Listening by Vanessa Jones (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-194-2). Nettie has been accepted to the same prestigious performing arts school that her superstar mother attended, but she hasn’t been able to sing since her mother died. Ages 12–16.


About... welcomes About Seabirds: A Guide for Children by Cathryn Sill, illus. by John Sill (Aug. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-092-1), ages 3–7. And Mr. Penguin is back in Mr. Penguin and the Catastrophic Cruise by Alex T. Smith (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-213-0), ages 8–12.

Series in Spanish

Stanley Complete by William Bee picks up Stanley el constructor (Stanley the Builder) (Aug. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68263-223-9), Stanley y su escuela (Stanley’s School) (Aug. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68263-224-6), and Stanley’s Fire Engine (Aug. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-214-7), ages 3–7.

Peachtree/Peachtree Petite

Peep! by Kevin Luthardt (Aug. 1, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68263-200-0). A newly hatched duck follows a boy home and soon the two are inseparable. Ages 3–5.


Discovering Nature adds Curious About Mammals by Cathryn Sill, illus. by John Sill (Aug. 1, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68263-198-0), ages 2–6.



Llama Llama by Anna Dewdney gains Llama Llama Thanks-for-Giving Day (Aug. 11, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09713-7), ages 3–5. Mo Jackson is back in Run, Mo, Run! by David A. Adler (Nov. 3, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-984836-82-3), ages 6–7. New to Penguin Young Readers, Level 4 is Reindeer: On the Move! by Ginjer L. Clarke (Oct. 6, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09311-5), ages 6–8. And Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum continues with I Am Eleanor Roosevelt by Brooke Vitale (Oct. 13, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09641-3), ages 6–8.


Counting Creatures by Julia Donaldson (Nov. 17, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32453-0). This lift-the-flap counting game pairs parent animals with their babies. Ages 3–5.

Kitties on Dinosaurs by Michael Slack (Sept. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-10838-3). Kittens are determined to climb the dinosaurs at Dinosaur Island. Ages 3–5.

Kevin the Unicorn: Why Can’t We Be Bestie-Corns? by Jessika von Innerebner (Sept. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984814-80-7). When a new unicorn moves in next door, Kevin is certain he’s about to make a new best friend. Ages 3–7.

Every Little Letter by Deborah Underwood, illus. by Joy Hwang Ruiz (Aug. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55402-8), presents a story about words, walls, and widening your world. Ages 4–7.

Our Subway Baby by Peter Mercurio, illus. by Leo Espinosa (Sept. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42754-4). Mercurio tells his son the true story of how his partner, Danny, found a baby in a subway station and the couple adopted him. Ages 4–8.

Leif and the Fall by Allison Sweet Grant and Adam Grant, illus. by Merrilee Liddiard (Sept. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984815-49-1). Leif is a worried leaf because it’s autumn, and he is afraid to fall. Ages 5–8.

Lubaya’s Quiet Roar by Marilyn Nelson, illus. by Philemona Williamson (Oct. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55555-1). A quiet girl makes a powerful impression through her artwork in this story of introversion and peaceful protest. Ages 5–8.

Wreck This Picture Book by Keri Smith (Nov. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11102-4) invites readers to explore the engaging experience of reading by interacting with this book. Ages 5–8.

Peacemaker by Joseph Bruchac (Oct. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-984815-37-8). An Iroquois boy rethinks his calling after witnessing the arrival of a mystical figure with a message of peace, in this novel based on the creation of the Iroquois Confederacy. Ages 9–12.

Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (Aug. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984815-68-2). Della’s world is shaken when her older sister and fierce protector attempts suicide after being sexually assaulted by their mother’s boyfriend. Ages 10–14.

Darius the Great Deserves Better by Adib Khorram (Aug. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-10823-9). In this companion to Darius the Great Is Not Okay, even though Darius has a new internship, his first boyfriend, and a spot on the soccer team, he wonders if he deserves more. Ages 12–17.

Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis (Aug. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984814-53-1). The daughter of a horror film director is not afraid of anything—until she gets to Harrow Lake, the eerie town where her father shot his first movie. Ages 13–17.


Ordinary People Change the World by Brad Meltzer, illus. by Christopher Eliopoulos, offers I Am Anne Frank (Oct. 13, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55594-0) and I Am Benjamin Franklin (Oct. 13, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55591-9), ages 5–8. And Graceling Realm issues Winterkeep by Kristin Cashore (Jan. 19, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-4150-8), ages 14–18.


Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour (Sept. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-10897-0). Former foster child Mila moves to a flower farm haunted by the ghosts and past traumas of other foster kids. Ages 13–17.

Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh (Sept. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55620-6). In this verse novel, Ada, daughter of an immigrant father and an African American mother, struggles to find a place for herself in America and in her own family. Ages 14–17.

Meme by Aaron Starmer (Sept. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-3192-4). When Cole starts behaving erratically, four classmates kill him and bury him in the woods—and photographic evidence that was buried with the body begins to circulate. Ages 14–17.

The Whitsun Daughters by Carrie Mesrobian (Aug. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-3195-5). Parallel stories spotlight three contemporary teens—sisters and cousins—and the ghost of a girl who lived on the same farm a century earlier. Ages 14–17.

The Woods Are Always Watching by Stephanie Perkins (Sept. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42602-8). Two girls encounter a serial killer while backpacking in the woods. Ages 14–17.

City of the Uncommon Thief by Lynne Bertrand (Nov. 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55532-2) presents the story of a quarantined city gripped by fear and the war that can free it. Ages 14–18.

Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo (Jan. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55525-4). In San Francisco’s Chinatown during the Red Scare, Lily’s parents pressure her to be a “good Chinese girl” while her feelings grow for her classmate Kathleen. Ages 14–18.

Pieces of a Girl by Stephanie Kuehnert (Aug. 18, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42975-3) is a memoir about abuse, addiction, and the power of expression and community that helped the author survive. Ages 14–18.


I Am Smart, I Am Blessed, I Can Do Anything! by Alissa Holder and Zulekha Holder-Young, illus. by Nneka Myers (Jan. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20660-7). After Ayaan wakes up on the wrong side of the bed, his mother and friends help him turn his day around. Ages 3–7.

Penguin/Grosset & Dunlap

The ABCs of Christmas by Jo Parker, illus. by Flora Waycott (Oct. 6, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-22237-9), relays the story of Jesus’s birth from A to Z. Ages 3–5.


Little Engine That Could chugs along with The Holiday Hurry: A Tabbed Board Book by Matt Mitter, illus. by Jannie Ho (Oct. 13, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-09645-1), ages 3–5. Mr. Men and Little Miss by Adam Hargreaves welcomes Chinese New Year (Dec. 29, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22224-9) and Trick or Treat! (Aug. 11, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09720-5), ages 3–5. The Night Before by Natasha Wing, illus. by Amy Wummer, issues The Night Before the Wedding (Jan. 12, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5247-9327-2), ages 3–7. And Here I Come! by D.J. Steinberg celebrates Easter, Here I Come!, illus. by Emanuel Wiemans (Jan. 12, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22401-4); Halloween, Here I Come!, illus. by Laurie Stansfield (Aug. 11, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09420-4); and Thanksgiving, Here I Come!, illus. by Sara Palacios (Aug. 11, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09422-8), ages 4–6.

Pawtriot Dogs by Samuel P. Fortsch, illus. by Manuel Gutierrez, about the heroic exploits of a former Army rescue dog and his pals, debuts with Save the Sanctuary (Sept. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22233-1), Everything’s Bigger in Texas (Sept. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22234-8), Into the Storm (Sept. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22235-5), and On the Freedom Trail (Sept. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22236-2), ages 7–9. And joining Scoop! The Unauthorized Biography are Ansel Elgort (Oct. 6, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22255-3) and Harry Styles (Oct. 6, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22493-9) by C.H. Mitford; TikTok Stars by C.D. Bangs (Oct. 6, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22498-4); and Zendaya by Jennifer Poux (Oct. 6, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22256-0), ages 8–12.


Bronx Baby: Bronxshapes (Sept. 8, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-11081-2) and Bronxtones (Sept. 8, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-11078-2) by Alex Rivera launch a bilingual board book series featuring early learning concepts and photos of the Bronx. Ages up to 3.

Fauja Singh Keeps Going: The True Story of the Oldest Person to Ever Run a Marathon by Simran Jeet Singh, illus. by Baljinder Kaur (Aug. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55509-4), focuses on Singh, who broke world records to become the first 100-year-old to run a marathon. Ages 4–8.

My Rainbow by Trinity and Deshanna Neal, illus. by Art Twink (Oct. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984814-60-9). A loving mother creates a rainbow-colored wig for her transgender daughter. Ages 4–8.

Ten Ways to Hear Snow by Cathy Camper, illus. by Kenard Pak (Nov. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-18633-2). As Lina walks to her grandmother’s house on a snowy morning, she discovers 10 ways to pay attention to what might have otherwise gone unnoticed. Ages 4–8.

The Ocean Calls: A Haenyeo Mermaid Story by Tina Cho and Jess X. Snow (Aug. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984814-86-9). A Korean girl wants to be a haenyeo (free diver) just like her grandmother. Ages 5–8.


Bunny Roo and Duckling Too by Melissa Marr, illus. by Teagan White (Dec. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51604-0). A mother points out various animals that her growing child resembles. Ages 3–7.

Emergency Monster Squad by Dave Horowitz (Aug. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-54850-5) follows a day in the life of two EMS workers who drive an “am-boo-lance,” rushing to the aid of injured monsters. Ages 3–7.

Felix and the Monsters by Josh Holtsclaw and Monica Holtsclaw, Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11052-2) takes a humorous look at the walls we create, what they mean, and why they might need to come down. Ages 3–7.

I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes, illus. by Gordon C. James (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51877-8). The confident Black narrator of this book is proud of everything that makes him who he is. Ages 3–7.

Dark Was the Night: Blind Willie Johnson’s Journey to the Stars by Gary Golio, illus. by E.B. Lewis (Aug. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-3888-4), introduces this blind musician whose song “Dark Was the Night” was featured on the Voyager I space probe’s Golden Record in 1977. Ages 5–8.

Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-54543-6). When his retired pro-football star father’s behavior starts changing afer a career of head injuries, ZJ and his family must adjust to their new reality. Ages 10 and up.

Letters from Cuba by Ruth Behar (Aug. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51647-7). On the eve of WWII, a Jewish girl escapes Poland to start a new life in Cuba while working to rescue the rest of her family. Ages 10 and up.


Moneybunny Books by Cinders McLeod releases Give It! (Sept. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-984812-43-8), ages 3–5.

Penguin/Penguin Workshop

I Love My Mom Because by Petra James, illus. by Alissa Dinallo (Dec. 29, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22391-8), is an interactive picture book celebrating all the reasons to love mom. Ages 3–5.

Are You Eating Candy Without Me? by Draga Jenny Malesevic, illus. by Charlotte Bruijn (Aug. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9201-5). Four children ponder what the adults in their lives do during the day. Ages 3–6.

Our Easter Adventure by Emma Randall (Jan. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9333-3). Following a trail of eggs, kids discover the Easter Bunny’s secret hideaway. Ages 3–7.

Tomorrow I’ll Be Kind by Jessica Hische (Dec. 29, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5247-8705-9) encourages readers to promise that tomorrow they will be grateful, helpful, and nice. Ages 3–7.

Alex’s Good Fortune by Benson Shum (Dec. 29, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22294-2). Chinese New Year is even more special for Alex when she shares her favorite traditions with her best friend, Ethan. Ages 4–6.

A Pig, a Fox, and a Fox by Jonathan Fenske (Sept. 29, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5247-9212-1). Fox has a doll that looks like him, and he uses it to prank Pig into thinking it’s the real Fox. Ages 6–7.

Heart on Pluto by Karl Jones, illus. by Andrew Ross (Aug. 4, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09629-1), focuses on the New Horizons satellite, the first NASA satellite to visit and take close-up images of Pluto. Ages 8–12.

Horse Girl by Carrie Seim (Jan. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09548-5). Horse-crazy Wills encounters a mean-girl clique when she starts training at a prestigious riding academy. Ages 8–12.

Kitchen Cabinet Science Projects by Michelle Dickinson (Jan. 5, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09754-0) outlines science experiments using items found in the kitchen and around the house. Ages 8–12.

Man, Woman, Chicken by David Ezra Stein (Jan. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09476-1) offers a slapstick story in graphic novel format. Ages 8–12.

You Are the Classics: Treasure Island by Matt London (Oct. 6, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09591-1) is a choose-your-own-ending style retelling of Treasure Island. Ages 8–12.

This Town Is Not All Right by M.K. Krys (Aug. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09714-4). Twins must discover the secrets behind their new town and a mysterious group of students before one of them is lost forever. Ages 10–13.


Clyde the Hippo takes center stage in Clyde Likes to Ride by Keith Marantz, illus. by Larissa Marantz (Oct. 6, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09455-6), ages 3–5. Lil’ Smarties releases Play with Paint by Jenny Pinkerton (Sept. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-09443-3), ages 3–5. Tiny returns in Merry Christmas, Tiny! (Oct. 13, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09738-0), and Tiny and the 100th Day of School (Dec. 15, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09741-0) by Cari Meister, illus. by Rich Davis, ages 3–5. Benny McGee and the Shark by Derek Anderson presents We Are Famous! (Aug. 4, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09342-9), ages 4–8. Rollo debuts with Look at Rollo! by Ralph E. Duncan, illus. by Keith Frawley (Nov. 3, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9252-7), ages 6–7. Astronaut Girl by Cathy Hapka and Ellen Vandenberg, illus. by Gillian Reid, blasts off with Journey to the Moon (Jan. 12, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09571-3), Silver and Gold (Jan. 12, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09577-5), and Star Power (Jan. 12, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09574-4), ages 6–8. And Phoebe G. Green delivers Farm Fresh Fun (Oct. 6, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09691-8), Lunch Will Never Be the Same! (Oct. 6, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09689-5), and A Passport to Pastries! (Oct. 6, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09693-2) by Veera Hiranandani, illus. by Christine Almeda, ages 6–8.

The Treasure Troop mystery series opens with The Hidden Room by Dori Hillestad Butler and Tim Budgen (Jan. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09486-0), ages 7–10. Joining Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat by Johnny Marciano and Emily Chenoweth, illus. by Robb Mommaerts, is Emperor of the Universe (Oct. 20, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09622-2), ages 8–11. What Is the Story Of? rolls out What Is the Story of Dracula? by Michael Burgan, illus. by David Malan (Aug. 11, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5247-8845-2), ages 8–11. Who Was? offers Who Was Celia Cruz? by Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso, illus. by Jake Murray (Aug. 4, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9213-8); Who Was Benedict Arnold? by James Buckley, illus. by Gregory Copeland (Oct. 6, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-448-48852-3); Who Was Confucius? by Michael Burgan, illus. by Robert Squier (Dec. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5247-8873-5); Who Was Duke Ellington? by M.D. Payne, illus. by Gregory Copeland (Dec. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-399-53962-6); and Who Was Nellie Bly? by Margaret Gurevich, illus. by Laurie Conley (Oct. 6, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5247-8753-0), ages 8–11. Locker 37 by Aaron Starmer, illus. by Courtney La Forest, welcomes The Ridiculous and Wonderful Rainbow Hat (Oct. 20, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22229-4), ages 8–12. And Mr. Tiger by Sally Gardner, illus. by Nick Maland, greets Mr. Tiger, Betsy, and the Sea Dragon (Oct. 20, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09585-0), ages 8–12.

What Was? adds What Is Nintendo? by Gina Shaw, illus. by Andrew Thomson (Jan. 12, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09379-5); and What Is the Civil Rights Movement? by Sherri L. Smith, illus. by Tim Foley (Dec. 29, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5247-9230-5), ages 8–12. Where Is? picks up Where Is Chichen Itza? by Paula Manzanero, illus. by Dede Putra (Sept. 8, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09344-3), ages 8–12. Who HQ Now gains Who Is Greta Thunberg? by Ann Leonard, illus. by Manuel Gutierrez (Sept. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22567-7); and Who Was Kobe Bryant? by Ellen Labrecque, illus. by Gregory Copeland (Sept. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22570-7), ages 8–12. Zoo Patrol Squad by Brett Bean offers Run, Monster, Run!
(Dec. 29, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09373-3), ages 8–12. Flyy Girls by Ashley Woodfolk, featuring four Harlem highschoolers, kicks off with Lux: The New Girl (Sept. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09602-4) and Micah: The Good Girl (Sept. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09605-5), ages 12–17. And Pocket Change Collective, focused on ideas from leading activists and artists, begins with Concrete Kids by Amyra León (Oct. 13, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09519-5) and Taking on the Plastics Crisis by Hannah Testa (Oct. 13, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22333-8), both illus. by Ashley Lukashevsky, ages 12–18.


The Little Ghost Who Lost Her Boo! by Elaine Bickell, illus. by Raymond McGrath (Aug. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20215-9). Little Ghost sets out on a nighttime hunt to find her “boo!” Ages 2–5.

I Don’t Want to Be Quiet! by Laura Ellen Anderson (Nov. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11728-6). A girl learns how much fun she can have without making a sound—especially in the library. Ages 3–7.

If I Were a Dog by Joanna Cotler (Jan. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11610-4) depicts the relationship between a girl and her canine best friend. Ages 3–7.

Scaredy Snacks! by Terry Border (Aug. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-4016-0). When Cheese Doodle, Pretzel, and Sprinkles go to meet their new neighbor, Dr. Nuttenstein, what they see leaves them shaken. Ages 3–7.

We Are All Equal by P. Crumble, illus. by Jonathan Bentley (Sept. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20255-5). A diverse group of animals comes together to celebrate the fact that no matter our differences, we are all equal. Ages 3–7.

Wonderful You by Lisa Graff, illus. by Ramona Kaulitzki (Aug. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984837-38-7), spotlights the anticipation and happiness of a baby’s arrival. Ages 3–7.

You Know How to Love by Rachel Tawil Kenyon, illus. by Mary Lundquist (Nov. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11457-5), offers a story about the power we have to love and make the world a better place. Ages 3–7.

Penny and the Plain Piece of Paper by Miri Leshem-Pelly (Aug. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984812-72-8). Bored living on a plain piece of paper, Penny the doodle sets off to explore other types of paper. Ages 4–7.

Luci Soars by Lulu Delacre (Aug. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984812-88-9). A girl born without a shadow learns that what sets her apart makes her great. Ages 4–8.

Please Don’t Read This Book by Deanna Kizis, illus. by Sam Boughton (Jan. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11681-4), breaks the fourth wall and encourages readers to break the rules. Ages 4–8.

She Persisted in Sports by Chelsea Clinton, illus. by Alexandra Boiger (Sept. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11454-4), introduces 13 American Olympians who have excelled because of their persistence. Ages 4–8.

Vessel of Promises: A Bookish Fable by Ed Young (Nov. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51387-2) showcases the life of a library and the impact it has on society. Ages 4–8.

What We’ll Build: Plans for Our Together Future by Oliver Jeffers (Oct. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20675-1). A father and daughter plan their future as a family. Ages 4–8.

What’s the Big Deal About Elections by Ruby Shamir, illus. by Matt Faulkner (Aug. 25, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11643-2), explains America’s election history and process. Ages 6–9.

The Circus of Stolen Dreams by Lorelei Savaryn (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20206-7). After her brother disappears, Andrea finds a magic circus that can make her dreams come true for a price. Ages 10–13.

Dream Big! Reach for Your Stars by Abigail Harrison (Jan. 19, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-11675-3). Astronaut Harrison delivers advice and practical tips that can help readers find, reach for, and achieve their goals. Ages 10–18.

Triple Threat by Mike Lupica (Aug. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51491-6). Alex has to fight to earn her spot as quarterback on the boys’ football team and prove she belongs in the sport. Ages 10 and up.

Twelve Nights by Andrew Zurcher (Dec. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-4161-7). Two sisters team up with a pair of wraiths to track down their missing father, who has disappeared from existence and memory. Ages 10 and up.

Skywatchers by Carrie Arcos (Aug. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984812-29-2). In 1952, students acting as radar against possible Soviet invasion investigate a strange green light and disappear. Ages 12–17.

The Sky Above Us by Natalie Lund (Nov. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51803-7). Three friends search for the truth after a fatal plane crash. 12–18.

This Is How We Fly by Anna Meriano (Oct. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11687-6). This tale about a high school graduate who joins her local Quidditch league is a loose reimagining of “Cinderella.” Ages 12–18.

The Shadow War by Lindsay Smith (Oct. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11647-0). Five teens fight the Nazis and the evil shadow world during WWII. Ages 14–18.


She Persisted carries on with Harriet Tubman by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illus. by Alexandra Boiger (Jan. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11565-7), ages 6–9. Kate the Chemist is back in The Great Escape (Sept. 29, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11658-6) and The STEM Night Disaster (Jan. 12, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11661-6) by Kate Biberdorf, ages 8–12. Pages & Co. by Anna James continues with The Map of Stories (Sept. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-984837-32-5), ages 9–12. And Ranger’s Apprentice by John Flanagan issues The Royal Ranger: The Missing Prince (Nov. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11345-5), ages 10 and up.


Roo Knows Blue by Renée Treml (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-14-379032-7). Roo and Possum learn colors in the Australian bush. Ages up to 3.

Meerkat Splash by Aura Parker (Nov. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-14-379289-5). Meerkat friends have a crazy bathtime in the burrow. Ages 3–5.

Arthur and the Tiger by Sophie Beer (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-14-379183-6). A terrifying tiger joins not-so-brave Arthur’s circus. Ages 5–7.

Moonwalkers by Mark Greenwood, illus. by Terry Denton (Nov. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-14-379355-7). When Apollo 11 blasts off for the moon, Billy, Mickey, and Buzz decide to be astronauts too. Ages 5–7.

One Tree by Christopher Cheng, illus. by Bruce Whatley (Nov. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-14-378673-3), focuses on love, change, and the importance of the natural environment in our lives. Ages 5–7.


Don’t Hug Doug by Carrie Finison, illus. by Daniel Wiseman (Jan. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-984813-02-2), aims to spark discussions about body autonomy and consent. Ages 3–7.

Song of the Old City by Anna Pellicioli, illus. by Merve Atilgan (Nov. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-4104-4), follows a girl’s busy day in the old city of Istanbul. Ages 3–7.

Butts Are Everywhere by Jonathan Stutzman, illus. by Heather Fox (Sept. 29, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51451-0), celebrates one of our most useful body parts. Ages 4–8.

Cozy by Jan Brett (Oct. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-10979-3). When the softest musk ox in Alaska gets separated from his family during a storm, he finds new friends who take shelter with him. Ages 4–8.

Speak Up, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell, illus. by David Catrow (Sept. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-26002-5). From standing up for a friend to admitting when you’ve made a mistake, Molly Lou shows us how speaking up is always the right choice. Ages 4–8.

Bunheads by Misty Copeland, illus. by Setor Fiadzigbey (Sept. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-54764-5) is the first in a series of picture books inspired by premier ballerina Copeland’s early experiences in ballet. Ages 5–8.

The Tiny Mansion by Keir Graff (Sept. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984813-85-5). Dagmar must endure a summer living off the grid with her family in a tiny house. Ages 9–12.

Bee Fearless: Dream Like a Kid by Mikaila Ulmer (Aug. 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-984815-08-8). This teenage author shares the story of how she developed the successful lemonade brand Me & the Bees. Ages 10 and up.

Brave in the Woods by Tracy Holczer (Jan. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-984813-99-2). A girl descended from the Brothers Grimm sets out to break what she thinks is a family curse to save her brother, a soldier who has gone missing during his tour in Afghanistan. Ages 10 and up.

Closer to Nowhere by Ellen Hopkins (Oct. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-10861-1). In this novel-in-verse told from alternating perspectives, Cal tries to fit in with his cousin and her family after his mother dies. Ages 10 and up.

Kingston and the Magician’s Lost and Found by Rucker Moses and Theo Gangi (Oct. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51686-6). When his magician father disappears, Kingston sets out to find him and return magic to his city. Ages 10 and up.

The Companion by Katie Alender (Aug. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-54591-7). An orphan is adopted to care for a comatose girl whose condition is not what it seems. Ages 12–17.

Sanctuary by Paola Mendoza and Abby Sher (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984815-71-2). In 2032 America, a girl and her brother must escape a xenophobic government to find sanctuary. Ages 12–17.

Vicious Spirits by Kat Cho (Aug. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-984812-37-7). Two teens seal the tear between Seoul and the world of the dead, fight off ghosts, and reconcile their love. Ages 12–18.

The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe (Jan. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11109-3). The daughter of a con artist must escape a bank robbery with her ex-boyfriend and new girlfriend. Ages 14–18.

Super Fake Love Song by David Yoon (Nov. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-984812-23-0). A case of mistaken identity kicks off a string of (fake) events that just may lead to (real) love. Ages 14–18.


The Best of Iggy by Annie Barrows, illus. by Sam Ricks, releases Iggy Is Better Than Ever (Oct. 6, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-984813-33-6), ages 8–12. Planet Omar by Zanib Mian, illus. by Nasaya Mafaridik, issues Unexpected Super Spy (Sept. 29, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-593-10924-3), ages 8–12. And Tales of Triumph and Disaster! by Deb Caletti continues with The Weird in the Wilds (Sept. 8, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-984813-08-4), ages 9–12.


The Tiny Chef: And Da Mishing Weshipee Blook by Rachel Larsen et al. (Sept. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11505-3). The Tiny Chef, a small, green gourmand with a big Instagram following, searches for his missing recipe book. Ages 4–8.

Kudo Kids: The Mystery of the Masked Medalist by Maia and Alex Shibutani and Michelle Schusterman, illus. by Yaoyao Ma Van As (Sept. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11373-8). Andy and Mika explore Japan and solve puzzles during the 2020 Olympics in this series kickoff by the ShibSibs, Olympic medalists in ice dancing. Ages 8–12.

Mellybean and the Giant Monster by Mike White (Oct. 13, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20254-8) is a graphic novel about a spunky pup who gets trapped in a world filled with magic, adventure, and a grumpy monster. Ages 8–12.

Rebel Sisters by Tochi Onyebuchi (Oct. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984835-06-2) concludes the sci-fi duology that began with War Girls. Ages 12–18.

The Valley and the Flood by Rebecca Mahoney (Oct. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11435-3). Rose investigates the voicemail she received from her dead best friend. Ages 12–18.

Sources Say by Lori Goldstein (Sept. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11740-8). Feuding exes run for class president, using the school’s recent scandal as their platform to make the election the newest trending hashtag. Ages 13–17.

Something Happened to Ali Greenleaf by Hayley Krischer (Oct. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11411-7). After Ali is raped by Sean, his best friend, Blythe, befriends her to to try to make things right. Ages 14–18.

They Wish They Were Us by Jessica Goodman (Aug. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11429-2). Jill tries to uncover the truth behind her best friend’s murder while navigating her high school’s secret society. Ages 14–18.


Seafire by Natalie C. Parker concludes with Stormbreak (Nov. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47886-3), ages 12–17. And A Sky Beyond the Storm (Dec. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-448-49453-1) closes out Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir, ages 14–18.

Penguin/Rise x Penguin Workshop

Families Belong by Dan Saks, illus. by Brooke Smart (Sept. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-22276-8), pays tribute to the unconditional love and comfort shared by a family. Ages 1–3.

I Am!: Affirmations for Resilience by Bela Barbosa, illus. by Edel Rodriguez (Oct. 6, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-22279-9), offers simple affirmations to build self-esteem and confidence. Ages 2–4.

The Invisible Alphabet by Joshua David Stein, illus. by Ron Barrett (Sept. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22277-5). There is nothing to see in this A to Z, other than clues to what was once or may soon be there. Ages 2–5.

I Am the Storm by Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple, illus. by Kristen and Kevin Howdeshell (Oct. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22275-1). In four weather emergencies (a tornado, blizzard, forest fire, and hurricane), families find joy in preparedness and strength. Ages 3–5.


Who Was? Board Books debuts with Who Is Ruth Bader Ginsburg? (Dec. 8, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-22274-4) and Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? (Dec. 8, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-22273-7) by Lisbeth Kaiser, illus. by Stanley Chow, ages 2–4.


The Runaway No-Wheeler by Peter Stein, illus. by Bob Staake (Nov. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11420-9). An 18-wheeler truck loses wheel after wheel while making his delivery. Ages 2–5.

Little Owl’s Snow by Divya Srinivasan (Oct. 13, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-11534-3). Little Owl experiences his first snow. Ages 3–5.

Llama Llama 2-in-1: Gives Thanks/Jingle Bells by Anna Dewdney (Oct. 13, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-20415-3). This two-in-one book celebrates Thanksgiving and Christmas. Ages 3–5.

Mustache Duckstache by Amy Young, illus. by A.J. Young (Jan. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20558-7). A mustachioed rabbit enters a mustache contest and is amazed at the robust competition. Ages 3–5.

Huddle Up! Cuddle Up! by Bethany Hegedus, illus. by Michael Deas (Aug. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11562-6). It’s Sunday night—football night—and the countdown clock to bedtime is winding down. Ages 3–7.

Hugsby by Tiemdow Phumiruk (Nov. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984835-98-7). Shelly adopts a pet monster who gives the best hugs ever. Ages 3–7.

Girl on a Motorcycle by Amy Novesky, illus. by Julie Morstad (Sept. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11629-6), is a picture-book biography of Anne-France, the first woman to ride a motorcycle around the world. Ages 5–9.

Ikenga by Nnedi Okorafor (Aug. 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11352-3). With the help of a magical Ikenga that grants him super powers, Nnamdi sets out to avenge his father’s murder. Ages 8–12.

Midnight at the Barclay Hotel by Fleur Bradley, illus. by Xavier Bonet (Aug. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20290-6). After J.J. convinces his mother to accept a surprise invitation to an all-expenses-paid weekend at an illustrious hotel, they become caught up in a murder mystery. Ages 9–12.

Thirteens by Kate Alice Marshall (Aug. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11702-6). Three teens have to stop the curse that plagues their town before they’re sacrificed to the evil Mr. January. Ages 10–13.

The Artifact Hunters by Janet Fox (Aug. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47869-6) presents an adventure involving magic, WWII espionage, treasure hunting, and time travel. Ages 10 and up.

The Impossible Climb (Young Readers Adaptation) by Mark Synnott and Hampton Synnott (Jan. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20392-7) chronicles Alex Honnold’s free-solo ascent of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Ages 10 and up.

How It All Blew Up by Arvin Ahmadi (Sept. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20287-6). Amir always knew that coming out to his Muslim family would be messy—but he didn’t think it would end in an airport interrogation room. Ages 14–17.


Penguin Bedtime Classics issues The Princess and the Pea by Hans Christian Andersen, illus. by Carly Gledhill (Nov. 3, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-11552-7), ages up to 2. New to Sports Baby Books is Baseball Baby by Diane Adams, illus. by Charlene Chua (Jan. 12, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-20243-2), ages up to 2. Corduroy stars in Merry Christmas, Corduroy!, illus. by Jody Wheeler (Oct. 20, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-20340-8), ages up to 3. Llama Llama Loose Tooth Drama (Nov. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20603-4) joins Llama Llama by Anna Dewdney, ages 2–5. Madeline returns in Madeline at the White House by John Bemelmans Marciano (Aug. 25, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-11800-9), ages 3–7. Jack Books by Mac Barnett, illus. by Greg Pizzoli, presents Jack and Santa (Oct. 13, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11398-1), ages 4–8. Peanut, Butter, and Crackers by Paige Braddock, about the adventures of three pets, debuts with Puppy Problems (Sept. 22, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11743-9), ages 4–8. Voyage of the Frostheart by Jamie Littler releases Escape from Aurora (Nov. 3, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-451-48137-5), ages 8–12. Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier, illus. by Douglas Holgate, lands The Last Kids on Earth and the Skeleton Road (Sept. 15, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-984835-34-5), ages 9–12. Werepenguin by Allan Woodrow returns in The Revenge of the Werepenguin (Aug. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11423-0), ages 9–12. And Smoke Thieves wraps up with The Burning Kingdoms by Sally Green (Aug. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-425-29027-9), ages 14–18.



Spot by Eric Hill gains Spot’s Snowy Day (Oct. 6, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-241-46733-6), ages 1–3. And Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter welcomes Peter Rabbit and Friends (Oct. 13, $16, ISBN 978-0-241-43472-7); and The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots, illus. by Quentin Blake (Oct. 13, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-241-44623-2), ages 3–7.

Penguin/World of Eric Carle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s 8 Nights of Chanukah by Eric Carle (Oct. 13, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-22608-7). The Very Hungry Caterpillar celebrates this holiday. Ages 1–3.

The Art of Eric Carle by Eric Carle (Oct. 6, $35, ISBN 978-1-984813-40-4) features an autobiography, a collection of Carle’s work, essays, illustrations, and more. Ages 10 and up.


World of Eric Carle by Eric Carle expands with Happy Halloween from the Very Busy Spider: A Lift-the-Flap Book (Aug. 11, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-09710-6), Sleep Tight with the Very Hungry Caterpillar (Sept. 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-22257-7), and The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Snowy Hide & Seek (Oct. 13, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-22258-4), ages 3–5.

Peter Pauper

ABC Animals by Christopher Evans (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4413-3463-3). This tour of the alphabet—and the animal world—features original digital woodcuts. Ages 3–8.

Katy Didn’t by Johnny Cuomo, illus. by Benjamin Lowery (Sept. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4413-3453-4). A young bug who is new in school finds a friend in Katydid, the one insect classmate who doesn’t pick on him. Ages 3–8.

The Staring Contest by Nicholas Solis (Sept. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4413-3506-7). Sets of staring eyes dare young readers to take on a staring challenge. Ages 3–8.


Peter Pauper Primers by Simon Abbott picks up My First Opposites Board Book (Sept. 1, $5.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4413-3467-1) and My First SHAPES Board Book (Sept. 1, $5.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4413-3468-8), ages up to 4. And 100 Questions About... by Simon Abbott delivers 100 Questions About Spies (Aug. 1, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4413-3436-7) and 100 Questions About the Amazon Rainforest (Aug. 1, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4413-3437-4), ages 7–12.


Whose Bones? An Animal Guessing Game by Gabrielle Balkan, illus. by Sam Brewster (Sept. 1, $12.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-83866-151-9), offers an introduction to bones. Ages 2–4.

Exploring the Elements: A Complete Guide to the Periodic Table by Isabel Thomas, illus. by Sara Gillingham (Oct. 1, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-83866-231-8), cites all 118 chemical elements and helps young readers understand the ways we have learned to use them. Ages 8–14.

Phoenix International/Cardinal Media

The following titles are part of a new line, Hopeful Picture Books: A Pandemic Through a Child’s Eyes:

The Empty Bowl by Ai Wener and Xing Huo, illus. by Xing Huo (Oct. 1, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-6407-4122-5). When people are required to stay inside, a stray dog worries about going hungry, until a girl who used to feed the dog adopts him with her grandmother. Ages 4–8.

Grandpa’s 14 Games by Zhao Ling, illus. by Huang Lili (Oct. 1, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-6407-4121-8). Just after celebrating Chinese New Year, a girl’s parents go away to help people who are sick; to keep her spirits up, Grandpa plays a game with her for 14 days. Ages 4–8.

A Journey of 600 Inches by Zhang Xiaoling, illus. by Yan Qing (Oct. 1, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-6407-4120-1). While learning at home, Maisie and her brother Paul must get creative when they magically shrink down to the size of ants. Ages 4–8.

Levin the Cat by Tao Jiu, illus. by Yang Shanshan (Oct. 1, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-6407-4119-5). When his owner leaves to work at the hospital for eight long weeks, Levin the cat must learn to make new friends and find ways to help out. Ages 4–8.

The Mask That Loved to Count by Luo Xi (Oct. 1, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-6407-4118-8). One day, a man buys a special mask and brings it home to his family. Ages 4–8.

Mom Is Hiding by Qian Mo, illus. by Zhou Yi (Oct. 1, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-6407-4117-1). Nina’s life changes after her mother makes the difficult decision to self-isolate in her room. Ages 4–8.

Phoenix International/PI Kids

Disney Princess Castle Cutaways (Sept. 15, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5323-5) provides a peek at the inside of the princesses’ castles. Ages 6–10.


Listen and Learn Board Book greets Encyclopaedia Britannica Kids: Farm Animals (Aug. 1, $15.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-5562-8). ages 1–3. Little Sound Book adds Jurassic World: Roll with the Dinosaurs (Aug. 15, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-5501-7), ages 1–3. Growing Up Stories welcomes Disney: Gilbert Is Not Afraid: A Story About Bravery (Nov. 15, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5037-5496-6) and Disney: Morty Tells the Truth: A Story About Honesty (Nov. 15, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5037-5497-3), illus. by Jerrod Maruyama, ages 3–6. I’m Ready to Read issues Peppa Pig: I’m Ready to Read (Aug. 1, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5329-7) and PJ Masks: I’m Ready to Read: Owlette (Aug. 1, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5330-3), ages 3–6. And new Play-a-Sound titles include Marvel Spider-Man: I’m Ready to Read, illus. by Francesco Legramandi and others (Sept. 1, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5502-4), ages 3–6.

Phoenix International/Sequoia

My First Book of What Is This? (Nov. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6426-9257-0) looks at the different ways items have developed throughout the years. Ages 3–7.


My First Board Book Series introduces My First Book of Ewww! (Nov. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6426-9256-3), ages 3–6.

Phoenix International/Sunbird

Can’t Catch Santa! by Emily Cunningham, illus. by Steph Lew (Aug. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-5466-9). Readers chase Santa through 10 Christmas scenes. Ages 1–3.

World Full of Love by Lily Joy, illus. by Rhys Kitson (Oct. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-5595-6). This Valentine’s Day book is filled with hearts, hugs, and love. Ages 2–4.

V Is for Votes: A Suffragette Alphabet by Erin Rose Wage, illus. by Jane Pica (Aug. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-5461-4), is an alphabet primer introducing readers to the value of using one’s voice to vote. Ages 3–6.

Beasties Love Booties by Susan Rich Brooke, illus. by Simona Ceccarelli (Sept. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5249-8), showcases stylish dogs and children in iconic Chicago locations. Ages 3–8.


Board Books welcomes Peek and Pop Bunny, Hop! by Kat Caldwell (Dec. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-5596-3). Readers lift flaps to find Easter eggs in springtime scenes, ages 1–3. And It’s Her Story graphic novel biographies kicks off with It’s Her Story: Marie Curie by Kaara Kallen, illus. by Rosie Baker (Jan. 1, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5293-1); and It’s Her Story: Rosa Parks by Lauren Burke, illus. by Shane Clester (Jan. 1, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5294-8), ages 6–9.


Big Move to a Tiny House (Oct. 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-021-9) and Toy Store Trouble (Oct. 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-024-0) by Jennifer Richard Jacobson launch the Twig and Turtle series about two sisters who move to a tiny house with their family to start a new, simpler life. Ages 5–7.

Trouble in Pizza Paradise by Zach Smith (Oct. 6, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64595-018-9) begins a graphic novel series about a superhero-in-training and her father. Ages 8–12.

The Infamous Frankie Lord: Stealing Greenwich by Brittany Geragotelis (Oct. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-026-4). In this series opener, a girl who has been an international spy adjusts to tame suburban life. Ages 10–14.


Tekkers by Seth Burkett (Sept. 2, $13.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-9575076-9-2). Zak realizes that online fame isn’t all it’s cracked up to be when one of his freestyle soccer videos goes viral. Ages 11–14.

Chasing a Rugby Dream: Kick Off by James Hook with David Brayley (Dec. 1, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-9575076-7-8). The debut book in this series by international rugby star Hook introduces a young rugby player facing a bullying team captain and a tyrannical coach. Ages 11–14.

Prestel Junior

The Scary Book by Thierry Dedieu (Sept. 15, $12.95 board book, ISBN 978-3-7913-7464-2). A lift-the-flap look at what is hiding inside various Halloween creatures. Ages 3–6.

How to Spot an Artist: This Might Get Messy by Danielle Krysa (Sept. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7440-6) helps kids discover and nourish their inner artist. Ages 5–8.

This Thing Called Life by Christian Borstlap (Oct. 6, $17.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7443-7) reveals the connections between all living things. Ages 5–8.

School by Britta Teckentrup (Sept. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7442-0) follows students through a day at school, addressing issues of bullying, loneliness, friendship, and achievement. Ages 8–12.


Children’s Books Inspired by Famous Artworks welcomes The Little Dancer: A Children’s Book Inspired by Edgar Degas by Géraldine Elschner, illus. by Olivier Desvaux (Sept. 22, $14.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7449-9); and The Magic Doll: A Children’s Book Inspired by African Art by Adrienne Yabouza, illus. by Élodie Nouhen (Sept. 8, $14.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7446-8), ages 4–8.

Princeton Architectural Press

What Do You Want, Little Friend? by Marianne Dubuc (Oct. 6, $8.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-61689-944-8). A kitten accidentally injures a little bug and tries to make its new friend feel better. Ages 1–4.

I Am a Capybara by Michela Fabbri (Oct. 6, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61689-945-5) features a worldly capybara who loves poetry, the opera, and trying new things. Ages 4–8.

Little Audrey’s Daydream: The Life of Audrey Hepburn by Sean Hepburn Ferrer and Karin Hepburn Ferrer, illus. by Dominque Corbasson and François Avril (Oct. 6, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61689-991-2), spotlights this late actor and humanitarian. Ages 4–8.

Nasla’s Dream by Cécile Roumiguière, illus. by Simone Rea (Sept. 15, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61689-950-9). After deciding she’s too old to sleep with stuffed animals, a girl imagines her toys coming to life at night. Ages 4–8.

Where the World Ends: A Zip, Trik, and Flip Adventure by Davide Cali, illus. by Maria Dek (Jan. 12, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61689-937-0). Three friends set off on a daylong journey to find where the world ends. Ages 4–8.

Thank You, Miyuki by Roxane Marie Galliez, illus. by Seng Soun Ratanavanh (Sept. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61689-901-1). Miyuki learns how to meditate from her grandfather. Ages 5–8.

Endangered Animals: And How You Can Help by Sam Hutchinson, illus. by Sarah Dennis (Aug. 25, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61689-940-0), introduces species that are struggling due to climate change, pollution, and habitat loss, alongside species that are thriving thanks to conservation efforts. Ages 6–9.


The B on Your Thumb: 50 Poems to Boost Reading and Spelling by Colette Hiller, illus. by Tor Freeman (Sept. 1, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-5460-2). Silly rhymes and poems emphasize phonics awareness and other early reading skills. Ages 3–8.

A Natural History of Fairies by Emily Hawkins, illus. by Jessica Roux (Sept. 29, $30, ISBN 978-1-78603-763-3), presents a history of fairies and their role in the natural world, framed as the compilation of a botanist in the 1920s. Ages 5–10.


Baby Loves by Jennifer Eckford issues Baby Loves: Vegan, by illus. by Molly Egan (Jan. 5, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7112-5323-0); and Baby Loves: Yoga, illus. by Isabel Serna (Jan. 5, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7112-5327-8), ages up to 3.The Christmas Choir adds 12 Days of Christmas, illus. by Lara Hawthorne (Oct. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4540-2), ages 2–5. New Little People, Big Dreams titles by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara are Ayrton Senna, illus. by Alex G. Griffiths (Oct. 6, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4672-0); Elton John, illus. by Sophie Beer (Oct. 13, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-5840-2); Ernest Shackleton, illus. by Olivia Holden (Sept. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4571-6); John Lennon, illus. by Octavia Bromell (Nov. 24, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-5767-2); Louise Bourgeois, illus. by Helena Perez Garcia (Oct. 6, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4690-4); Pelé, illus. by Camila Rosa (Sept. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4573-0); and Steve Jobs, illus. by Aura Lewis (Oct. 6, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4577-8), ages 4–7. And Story Orchestra offers Carnival of the Animals: Press the Note to Hear Saint-Saëns’ Music by Katy Flint, illus. by Jessica Courtney-Tickle (Oct. 6, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4952-3), ages 4–7.


The Human Race by Sean Callery, illus. by Donough O’Malley (Oct. 20, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-7112-5668-2), explores human achievements and the desire to be the first, the fastest, and the best in history. Ages 7–11.

Copycat Science: Step into the Shoes of the World’s Greatest Scientists by Mike Barfield (Sept. 1, $15.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-7112-5182-3). Comic strips introduce more than 40 scientists and their discoveries, as well as experiments to try. Ages 8–11.

Quarto/Walter Foster Jr.


ABC for Me by Sugar Snap Studio, illus. by Jessie Ford, welcomes ABC What Can I Be? You Can Be Anything You Want to Be, from A to Z (Sept. 1, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-60058-882-2), ages 3–6.

Quarto/Wide Eyed


Illumi introduces Illumisaurus: Explore the World of Dinosaurs with Your Magic Three Colour Lens by Lucy Brownridge, illus. by Carnovsky (Oct. 6, $30, ISBN 978-0-7112-5250-9), ages 4–8. Joining 50 States are 50 Adventures in the 50 States by Kate Siber, illus. by Lydia Hill (Oct. 6, $30, ISBN 978-0-7112-5445-9), ages 7–11; and 50 Maps of the World: Explore the World with 50 Fact-Filled Maps! by Ben Handicott and Kalya Ryan, illus. by Sol Linero (Sept. 1, $30, ISBN 978-1-78603-640-7), ages 8–12. And Atlas of greets Atlas of Record-Breaking Adventures: A Collection of the Biggest, Fastest, Longest, Toughest, Tallest and Most Deadly Things from Around the World by Emily Hawkins, illus. by Lucy Letherland (Oct. 6, $35, ISBN 978-0-7112-5565-4), ages 7–12.

Quarto/Words & Pictures

Ways to Say I Love You by Marilyn Singer, illus. by Alette Straathof (Oct. 20, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-7112-5737-5), reveals the ways that various animals express love. Ages 4–6.

North Pole/South Pole: From Pole to Pole: A Flip Book by Michael Bright (Sept. 8, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-7112-5474-9) explores the animals, environment, weather, and effects of global warming at both poles. Ages 7–11.


Look Closer gains The World Around Me by Charlotte Guillain, illus. by Oliver Averill (Oct. 20, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-7112-5817-4), ages 5–7.