Random House

Whoa, Dog. Whoa! How to Relax: Inspired by P.D. Eastman’s Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman (Sept. 8, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-593-18121-8) spotlights mindfulness and encourages readers to stop and smell the roses. All ages.

I Am Horton by Cynthia Schumerth (Sept. 22, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-17675-7) introduces this classic Seuss elephant character. Ages up to 3.

Open Santa’s Door by Christopher Santoro (Sept. 15, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-17901-7). Readers lift flaps to see where Santa lives, take a peek inside his workshop, and more. Ages up to 3.

There’s a Superhero in Your Book by Tom Fletcher, illus. by Greg Abbott (Jan. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30462-4). Readers can tap, stretch, and whiz this book around as they help Superhero defeat the villain and save the day. Ages up to 5.

The Ghosts Go Marching by illus. by Claudia H. Boldt (Aug. 4, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-11874-0) features a familiar tune and trick-or-treating animals on every page. Ages 2–4.

Attack of the Underwear Dragon by Scott Rothman, illus. by Pete Oswald (Oct. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11989-1). Cole’s wish comes true when he becomes assistant to Sir Percival, his favorite Knight of King Arthur’s Round Table. Ages 3–7.

The Last Loose Tooth by Tyler Clark Burke (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12144-3) reimagines the Tooth Fairy myth from the perspective of the teeth. Ages 3–7.

Rocket Says Clean Up! by Nathan Bryon, illus. by Dapo Adeola (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11899-3). Science lover and activist Rocket galvanizes others to clean up the beach and prevent plastics from spoiling nature. Ages 3–7.

Where Happiness Begins by Eva Eland (Aug. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12770-4) introduces mindfulness and emotional literacy. Ages 4–7.

The Joy in You by Cat Deeley, illus. by Rosie Butcher (Sept. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-18141-6). In a magical world filled with colorful animals, readers have endless opportunities to be themselves. Ages 4–8.

Crabapple Trouble by Kaeti Vandorn (Aug. 11, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-984896-80-3). Callaway and Thistle and their friends prepare for the harvest festival. Ages 5–8.

The Book of Dares by Ted Bunch and Anna Marie Johnson Teague (Jan. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30298-9) contains 100 dares designed to help boys expand their worldview, inspire more respect toward girls and non-binary kids, and gain a healthy idea of what it means to be a man. Ages 8–12.

Millionaires for the Month by Stacy McAnulty (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17525-5). A tech billionaire challenges Felix and Benji to spend five million dollars in 30 days. Ages 8–12.

Séance Tea Party by Reimena Yee (Sept. 15, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12532-8). Lora recruits Alexa, the ghost who haunts her house, to help her stay a kid forever. Ages 8–12.

The Smartest Kid in the Universe by Chris Grabenstein (Nov. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-525-64778-2). In this series debut, when Jake eats some jellybeans that turn out to be experimental information pills, the boy tries to use his new mega-intelligence to save his school from closing. Ages 8–12.

Superpowered: Transform Anxiety into Courage, Confidence, and Resilience by Renee Jain and Shefali Tsabary (Sept. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12639-4) rounds up graphics and quizzes to help kids work through anxiety and low self-esteem. Ages 8–12.

The Warrior Challenge: 8 Quests for Boys to Grow Up with Kindness, Courage, and Grit by John Beede, illus. by Johnny Dombrowski (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17529-3), showcases stories encouraging boys to embrace their feelings. Ages 8–12.

It’s All Love by Jenna Ortega (Jan. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17456-2). Latina movie star and digital influencer Ortega offers quotes and anecdotes that combine themes of faith and inspiration with hard-won life lessons. Ages 10 and up.

Katie the Catsitter by Colleen AF Venable, illus. by Stephanie Yue (Jan. 5, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30632-1). In this graphic-novel series opener, Katie gets a job catsitting for her upstairs neighbor, who has 217 cats and may be a super villain. Ages 12–18.

The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen (Oct. 13, $23.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12529-8). Korean American Tien tries to find a way to tell his parents, who struggle with their English, that he is gay. Ages 12–18.

Just Our Luck by Julia Walton (Dec. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-55092-8). While overcoming anxiety and stifling masculinity norms, a Greek American boy finds love and friendship in unlikely places. Ages 12 and up.

Take Back the Block by Chrystal D. Giles (Jan. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17517-0). Wes is determined to rally his community when a real-estate developer makes an offer for their inner-city neighborhood. Ages 13–18.

Let’s Talk About It by Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan (Jan. 12, $23.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12531-1). This graphic-novel handbook addresses such topics as relationships, friendships, gender, sexuality, anatomy, and body image. Ages 14–18.

The Lion of Mars by Jennifer L. Holm (Jan. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12181-8). When a mysterious illness hits her American settlement on Mars, Bell breaks the rules of isolation to seek help from another country’s outpost. Ages 14–18.


Blue’s Clues & You, illus. by Dave Aikins, picks up Blue’s Winter Day! (Sept. 1, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-17736-5), ages up to 3; and Night Night, Blue (Jan. 5, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30427-3), ages up to 5. Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang, illus. by Max Lang, gains Grumpy Monkey’s Little Book of Grumpiness (Sept. 29, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-17720-4), ages up to 3; and Grumpy Monkey Up All Night (Sept. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11975-4), ages 3–7. Rocket by Tad Hills revs up with Rocket’s Christmas Surprise (Sept. 15, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-17922-2), ages up to 3. Tie-ins to Santiago of the Seas are Santiago of the Seas Tabbed Board Book (Jan. 5, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12764-3), ages up to 3. And Sesame Street presents Elmo’s 12 Days of Christmas by Sarah Albee, illus. by Maggie Swanson (Sept. 8, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-17673-3), ages up to 3; and Elmo Is Mindful (Jan. 12, $11.99, ISBN 978-0-593-18216-1) and Elmo’s Magical Unicorn by Christy Webster, illus. by Steph Lew (Jan. 12, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-18218-5), ages up to 5.

Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library grows with Oh, the Lavas That Flow! by Todd Tarpley, illus. by Aristides Ruiz and Joe Mathieu (Jan. 5, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-984829-71-9), ages up to 5. New Dr. Seuss titles are Dr. Seuss’s Thank You for Being Green: And Speaking for the Trees (Jan. 5, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12329-4), ages up to 5. Llamacorn and Friends welcomes My Purrfect Kittycorn by Danielle McLean, illus. by Prisca Le Tandé (Jan. 5, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30834-9), ages up to 5. Sesame Street Friends greets Bert & Ernie by Andrea Posner-Sanchez (Jan. 12, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30823-3), ages up to 5. New Berenstain Bears stories by Stan and Jan Berenstain are Grandparents Are Great! (Aug. 4, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17609-2), ages 3–6; and The Berenstain Bears’ Storytime Collection (Sept. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17732-7), ages 3–7. Beginner Books issues The Pink Book by Diane Muldrow (Dec. 29, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-984850-19-5), ages 3-7. Elbow Grease by John Cena, illus. by Howard McWilliam, zooms on with Fast Friends (Sept. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17934-5), ages 3–7. I Want to Be... debuts with I Want to Be... an Astronaut (Jan. 12, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30410-5) and I Want to Be... a Firefighter (Jan. 12, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30409-9) by Becky Davies, illus. by Richard Merritt, ages 3–8. And Squirrel BFFs Norma and Belly debut in Donut Feed the Squirrels by Mika Song (Sept. 29, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-984895-83-7), ages 5–8.

Pizza and Taco star in Best Party Ever! by Stephen Shaskan (Jan. 26, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12334-8), ages 5–8. Shark and Bot by Brian Yanish (Sept. 1, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17335-0) launches the Shark and Bot series about a shark and a robot, ages 5–8. Magic Tree House gains Deluxe Edition: Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne, illus. by Antonio Javier Caparo (Oct. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12726-1), ages 6–9. The first Max Meow title by John Gallagher, introducing a feline secret superhero, is Max Meow: Cat Crusader (Oct. 6, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12105-4), ages 7–10. Pacey Packer, Unicorn Tracker by J.C. Phillipps kicks off with Pacey Packer, Unicorn Tracker (Aug. 4, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-984850-54-6), ages 7–10. Witches of Brooklyn by Sophie Escabasse (Sept. 1, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12528-1) leads off the Witches of Brooklyn series about a magically inclined family, ages 8–11. Disney/Pixar Soul issues Soul: The Deluxe Junior Novelization by Tenny Nellson (Oct. 6, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-4072-1), ages 8–12. And Escape This Book! by Bill Doyle, illus. by Sarah Sax, rolls on with Race to the Moon (Nov. 10, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11925-9), ages 8–12.

Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous introduces Camp Cretaceous: The Deluxe Junior Novelization by Steve Behling (Sept. 15, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30338-2), ages 8–12. Me vs. the Multiverse by S.G. Wilson, exploring the concept of parallel dimensions, begins with Pleased to Meet Me (Aug. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-984895-75-2), ages 8–12. Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein adds Mr. Lemoncello and the Titanium Ticket (Aug. 25, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-525-64774-4), ages 8–12. Joining Real Pigeons by Andrew McDonald, illus. by Ben Wood, is Real Pigeons Nest Hard (Sept. 1, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11950-1), ages 8–12. Super Sidekicks by Gavin Aung Than starts up with No Adults Allowed (Nov. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17505-7), ages 8–12. American Royals by Katharine McGee adds Majesty (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-984830-21-0), ages 14–18. And DC Icons continues with Black Canary: Breaking Silence by Alexandra Monir (Dec. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17831-7), ages 12 and up.

Series in Spanish

Beginner Books releases ¡Hoy no me voy a levantar! (I Am Not Going to Get Up Today!) by Dr. Seuss, illus. by James Stevenson (Aug. 18, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-984831-09-5); and Y todo porque un insecto hizo ¡achís! (Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo!) by Rosetta Stone, illus. by Michael Frith (Aug. 18, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-984831-04-0), ages 3–7. Bright & Early Books delivers Veo, veo (The Eye Book) by Dr. Seuss (Nov. 10, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-984831-24-8), ages 3–7. New Classic Seuss titles by Dr. Seuss are Rosita, Cabeza de Margarita (Daisy-Head Mayzie) (Nov. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-984831-71-2), ages 3–7; Bartolomé y el Glúpiti (Bartholomew and the Oobleck) (Nov. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-984831-38-5), ages 5–8; and Si yo fuera el director del circo (If I Ran the Circus) (Aug. 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-984831-49-1) and ¿Te he dicho alguna vez lo afortunado que eres? (Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?) (Aug. 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-984831-39-2, ages 5–9.


All the Colors of Christmas by Matthew Paul Turner, illus. by Gillian Gamble (Sept. 8, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-525-65414-8), celebrates the traditional colors of the Christmas season and the sensations associated with those hues. Ages 3–7.


Stay Curious! A Brief History of Stephen Hawking by Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer, illus. by Boris Kulikov (Sept. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-55028-7) presents a biography of this visionary who revolutionized our concept of reality and whose struggle with ALS inspired many. Ages 4–8.

Isaiah Dunn Is My Hero by Kelly J. Baptist (Aug. 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12136-8). Isaiah is now the man of the house, and when things get tough he consults his late father’s journal, filled with stories of the amazing superhero also named Isaiah. Ages 8–10.

The Talk: Conversations About Race, Love & Truth, edited by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson (Sept. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12161-0). Thirty diverse authors and illustrators present frank discussions about racism, identity, and self-esteem. Ages 10–13.

How We Got to the Moon: The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity’s Greatest Adventure by John Rocco (Oct. 6, $29.99, ISBN 978-0-525-64741-6) relays the stories of 400,000 unsung heroes—engineers, mathematicians, seamstresses, welders, and factory workers—who enabled NASA to achieve the moon landing. Ages 10 and up.

Sprouting Wings by Louisa Jaggar and Shari Becker; illus. by Floyd Cooper (Jan. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984847-62-1), spotlights James Herman Banning, the first African American pilot to fly across the U.S. Ages 10 and up.

Chlorine Sky by Mahogany L. Browne (Jan. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17639-9). In this novel-in-verse, a girl steps out of the shadow of her former best friend when they enter high school. Ages 12–18.

A Universe of Wishes, edited by Dhonielle Clayton (Jan. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984896-20-9), is the fourth YA anthology published in collaboration with We Need Diverse Books. Ages 13–18.

Dear Justyce by Nic Stone (Sept. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-984829-66-5). Incarcerated teen Quan writes letters to Justyce, the protagonist of Stone’s Dear Martin, about his experiences in the U.S. juvenile justice system. Ages 14–18.

Monsters Among Us by Monica Rodden (Oct. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12586-1). A survivor of dating violence uses her newfound awareness of evil to bring her perpetrator to justice and hunt down a killer in her hometown. Ages 14–18.


Fairy Science offers Solid, Liquid, Gassy! by Ashley Spires (Sept. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-58144-4), ages 4–8. Max & the Midknights issues Battle of the Bodkins by Lincoln Peirce (Dec. 1, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12590-8), ages 8–12. And Talespinners by Scott Reintgen picks up Escaping Ordinary (Sept. 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-525-64672-3), ages 9–12.


Goodbye, Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea (Oct. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-64798-0). In the latest book set in Mr. Terupt’s classroom, his students, now eighth graders, are reunited with their beloved teacher. Ages 8–12.

The Retake by Jen Calonita (Dec. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17414-2). A time-travel app is at the heart of this look at tween friendship, social media pressure, bullying, and what it means to be yourself. Ages 8–12.

When Life Gives You Mangos by Kereen Getten (Sept. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17397-8). Twelve-year-old Clara can’t remember anything that happened last summer after a hurricane struck the island where she lives with her family. Ages 8–12.

The Assignment by Liza Wiemer (Aug. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12316-4).When they are given a school assignment to argue for the Final Solution, a euphemism used to describe the Nazi plan for the genocide of the Jewish people, Logan and Cade are horrified and must take action. Ages 13–17.

Some Kind of Animal by Maria Romasco-Moore (Aug. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-984893-54-3) No one knows of the existence of Jo’s wild twin sister, who lives in the woods, so when she attacks a boy from town, everyone assumes it was Jo. Ages 13–17.

Admission by Julie Buxbaum (Dec. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-984893-62-8). Chloe’s golden future goes up in smoke when her mother is arrested in a college admissions bribery scandal. Ages 13–18.

The Beautiful Struggle (young readers ed.) by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Jan. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984894-02-1). Coates’s memoir of growing up in tumultuous 1980s Baltimore addresses the role of the family in the eternal stuggle for peace between and a father and son. Ages 13–18.

The Cousins by Karen M. McManus (Dec. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-525-70800-1). Three cousins learn their family’s dark history when they are invited to work at the island resort of the wealthy grandmother they’ve never met. Ages 14 and up.

Don’t Tell a Soul by Kirsten Miller (Jan. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-58120-8). Bram is the new girl in a town filled with secrets that might kill her. Ages 14 and up.


Fairy Mom and Me by Sophie Kinsella, illus. by Marta Kissi, gains Fairy Mermaid Magic (Sept. 15, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12052-1), ages 7–10. Living Ted by Barry Hutchison adds Invasion of the Living Ted (Jan. 26, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17432-6) and Revenge of the Living Ted (Sept. 8, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17430-2), ages 8–12. The Babysitters Coven by Kate M. Williams brews up For Better or Cursed (Sept. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-70741-7), ages 12–17. Camelot Rising Trilogy by Kiersten White continues with The Camelot Betrayal (Nov. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-58171-0), ages 13–17. And Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon wraps up with Warmaidens (Oct. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-64786-7), ages 14 and up.


Avocado Asks by Momoko Abe (Jan. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17793-8). Avocado is in the midst of an identity crisis when a child asks if Avocado is a fruit or a vegetable. Ages up to 5.

Cool Cuts (Jan. 5, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17797-6) and Happy Hair (Oct. 13, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-17333-6) by Mechal Renee Roe celebrate a diverse range of Black hairstyles for boys and girls and offer positive call-and-response affirmations. Ages up to 5.

On Sleepy Hill by Patricia Hegarty (Jan. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-18176-8). As the sun goes down on Sleepy Hill, animals settle in for the night. Ages up to 5.

Together by Charles Fuge (Dec. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30388-7). During a fun-filled day in the Arctic, a parent polar bear reassures a baby polar bear that they will always be best friends. Ages up to 5.

#baby by Michael Joosten (Aug. 18, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-984893-75-8) features photos of babies accompanied by familiar hashtags like #TBT and #Selfie. Ages 1–3.

The Wheels on the Bus at Christmas, illus. by Sarah Kieley (Sept. 22, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17485-2). Santa drives a bus carrying such passengers as reindeer and elves in this holiday version of the well-known song. Ages 3–6.

Find Fergus by Mike Boldt (Nov. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984849-02-1). Fergus the bear loves to play hide-and-seek with the reader, but he’s terrible at it. Ages 3–7.

Monsters 101 by Cale Atkinson (Aug. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12280-8). Professors Batula McFang, Blobbins, and Howlsworth, and their trusty lab assistant—a zombie named Tina—reveal monster facts. Ages 5–8.


Baby Astrology by Roxy Marj offers Dear Little Capricorn (Aug. 25, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-984895-49-3), Dear Little Libra (Aug. 25, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-984895-43-1), Dear Little Sagittarius (Aug. 25, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-984895-47-9), and Dear Little Scorpio (Aug. 25, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-984895-45-5), ages up to 3. Welcome, Baby by Dubravka Kolanovic adds Merry Christmas, Baby (Sept. 8, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-18145-4), and Love You, Mama (Dec. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-30387-0), ages up to 3. Hello, World! by Jill McDonald greets Cars and Trucks (Jan. 5, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-30383-2), Music (Jan. 5, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-30385-6), Planet Earth (Oct. 6, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-17499-9), and Reptiles (Oct. 6, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-17497-5), ages up to 5. And new American Ballet Theatre titles by John Robert Allman are B Is for Ballet: A Dance Alphabet, illus. by Rachael Dean (Sept. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-18094-5); and Boys Dance!, illus. by Luciano Lozano (Sept. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-18114-0), ages 3–7.


The Shy Little Kitten’s Valentine’s Day by Andrea Posner-Sanchez, illus. by Sue DiCicco (Dec. 15, $5.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-984850-09-6). The Shy Little Kitten celebrates Valentine’s Day in this book with fuzzy items to touch. Ages up to 3.

Richard Scarry’s Busy Busy People (Jan. 5, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-18221-5) and Richard Scarry’s Good Morning, Busytown! (Jan. 5, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-17900-0) by Richard Scarry introduce residents of Busytown. Ages up to 5.

Christmas ABCs: A Golden Alphabet Book by Andrea Posner-Sanchez, illus. by various artists (Sept. 8, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-12610-3), features artwork from classic Little Golden Books holiday titles. Ages 2–5.


Big Golden Books offers Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights by Bonnie Bader, illus. by Joanie Stone (Sept. 8, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-984852-49-6), ages 3–7. And joining Little Golden Books are How Do Bunnies Take Baths? by Diane Muldrow, illus. by David Walker (Jan. 12, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12777-3); I’m a Leprechaun by Mallory Loehr, illus. by Brian Biggs (Jan. 5, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12773-5); I’m a Reindeer by Loehr, illus. by Joey Chou (Sept. 8, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12561-8); Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors by Christin Ditchfield (Jan. 12, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-984895-15-8), and The Poky Little Puppy’s Special Spring Day by Muldrow, illus. by Sue DiCicco (Jan. 12, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12775-9), ages up to 5; Christmas in the Country by Barbara Collyer and John R. Foley, illus. by Retta Worcester (Sept. 8, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11995-2); I’m a Snowplow by Dennis R. Shealy, illus. by Bob Staake (Sept. 8, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12559-5); Marvel Spider-Man: Miles Morales by Frank Berrios (Sept. 1, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17324-4); My Little Golden Book About Frida Kahlo by Silvia Lopez, illus. by Elisa Chavarri (Jan. 12, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17542-2); My Little Golden Book About Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Shana Corey, illus.by Margeaux Lucas (Jan. 12, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17280-3); and Tom and Jerry: Tom and Jerry Meet Little Quack (Sept. 1, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30644-4), ages 2–5; Disney/Pixar Soul (Oct. 6, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-4074-5), ages 5–8; and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Aug. 25, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-4076-9), ages 5–12.

Series in Spanish

Little Golden Books welcomes Soy bailarina de ballet (I’m a Ballerina) by Sue Fliess, illus. by Joey Chou (Oct. 13, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30835-6), ages 2-5.


Imogene Comes Back! by David Small (Sept. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12374-4). Thirty-five years after waking up with antlers, Imogene awakens with a curious new feature every day. Ages 3–7.

The Power of One: Every Act of Kindness Counts by Trudy Ludwig, illus. by Mike Curato (Aug. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-7158-4). When a child reaches out in friendship to a lonely classmate, she begins a chain reaction of kindness throughout her school and community. Ages 4–8

Breathless by Jennifer Niven (Oct. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-0196-3). Budding writer Claudine’s bold plans for her future unravel when her father announces he’s leaving her mother and the teen must start over on a remote island off the coast of Georgia. Ages 14–18.


The Overthrow by Kenneth Oppel picks up Hatch (Sept. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984894-76-2), ages 10–13. And The Zombie Stone joins Zombie Problems by K.G. Campbell (Jan. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93159-2), ages 12–18.

Random/Make Me a World

Walk Toward the Rising Sun: From Child Soldier to Peace Activist by Ger Duany with Garen Thomas (Sept. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-1940-1) is the autobiography of a Sudanese boy who transitioned from child soldier to peace activist to struggling refugee to Hollywood actor. Ages 12–18.

Random/Rodale Kids

123s of Thankfulness by Patricia Hegarty, illus. by Summer Macon (Sept. 8, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-17450-0), helps readers identify numbers and discover the value of gratitude. Ages up to 3.

Breathe Like a Bear: Peaceful Like a Panda: 30 More Mindful Moments for Bedtime, Playtime, and Anytime! by Kira Willey (Dec. 29, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17924-6) shows kids how to manage their bodies, breath, and emotions. Ages up to 5.

Wild Symphony by Dan Brown, illus. by by Susan Batori (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12384-3), introduces Maestro Mouse and his musical recruits, each of whom has a special secret to share. Ages up to 5.


Every Day Together Books adds Christmas Is Every Day by Isabel Otter, illus. by Alicia Más (Sept. 29, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17896-6), ages 3–7.

Random/Schwartz & Wade

Mistletoe: A Christmas Story by Tad Hills (Sept. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17442-5). A thoughtful mouse crafts the perfect Christmas gift for her best friend. Ages 3–7.

Welcome to Bobville: City of Bobs by Jonah Winter, illus. by Bob Staake (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12272-3). In Bobville, everyone is named Bob, and everything is exactly the same—until one Bob decides he’d like to be a Bruce. Ages 3–7.

Margaret’s Unicorn by Briony May Smith (Sept. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984896-53-7). When her family moves to a cottage by the sea, Margaret finds and takes care of a lost baby unicorn. Ages 4–8.

Stand Up! Speak Up! A Story Inspired by the Climate Change Revolution by Andrew Joyner (Oct. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30158-6) spotlights a girl’s mission to inspire her community to take action against climate change. Ages 4–8.


Rocket returns for Rocket Loves Hide-and-Seek! by Tad Hills (Nov. 10, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17792-1), ages 4–6.


What a Beautiful Name by Brooke Ligertwood et al., illus. by Scott Ligertwood (Sept. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-19270-2). Oliver and his monkey pal travel the world trying to recall the name in the song that Oliver’s mother sings: Jesus. Ages 3–7.


Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson issues The Monster in the Hollows (Sept. 15, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-525-65358-5) and The Warden and the Wolf King (Sept. 15, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-525-65360-8), ages 8–12.

Red Chair

Fashion Rules! A Closer Look at Clothing in the Middle Ages by Gail Skroback Hennessey, illus. by Tracy Sabin (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63440-905-6), explores what one could—or couldn’t—wear in the Middle Ages based on one’s social class. Ages 8–12.


Beginner Biography Look! Books presents Maria Tallchief: Native America’s Prima Ballerina by Jennifer Marino Walters, illus. by Nigel Dobbyn (Aug. 1, $25.32, ISBN 978-1-63440-999-5), ages 6–8. Helper Hounds by Caryn Rivadeneira, illus. by Priscilla Alpaugh, continues with Noodle Helps Gabriel Say Goodbye (Aug. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-63440-915-5), ages 6–9. Jesse Steam Mysteries by Ken Bowser gains The Secret in the Jelly Bean Jar: Solving Mysteries Through Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math (Aug. 1, $26.65, ISBN 978-1-63440-957-5; $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63440-958-2), ages 7–11.And Dead Max Comix adds The Rocking Dead by Dana Sullivan (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63440-858-5), ages 9–13.

Red Chair/One Elm

The One Great Gnome by Jeff Dinardo, illus. by Jhon Ortiz (Sept. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-947159-59-4). After moving from New York City to rural Connecticut, Sarah is drawn into a hidden world of gnomes, elves, and trolls. Ages 7–11.

Silent Journey by Carl Watson, illus. by Andrew Bosley (Aug. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-947159-30-3). After an accident that killed his mother and caused his deafness, Scott sets out to prove that he can do anything that hearing kids can, and tries to solve a family conflict. Ages 9–14.

Red Shed

Fake News: True or False Quiz Book, illus. by Chris Dickason (Oct. 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4052-9766-0), challenges readers to discern facts from fiction and hoaxes via a series of true-or-false questions. Ages 6–12.


Dream Time by John Townsend, illus. by Carolyn Scrace (Oct. 6, $12.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-913337-38-4), collects nine bedtime board books featuring animal characters. Ages up to 4.

Billy and the Balloons by Elizabeth Dale, illus. by Patrick Corrigan (Sept. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-913337-16-2). When the wind takes Billy and his balloons on a ride in the sky, he has the most magical Christmas ever. Ages 3–6.

Grandma’s Lost Her Corgis by Joy Davidson, illus. by Jenny Cooper (Sept. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-913337-36-0). When Queen Elizabeth II’s beloved dogs go missing, her grandchildren search Buckingham Palace and London to find them. Ages 3–6.


Through the Wall by Jonathan Standing (Aug. 4, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-912904-71-6). A boy peers through a hole in the giant wall separating two civilizations that are forbidden to have contact with each other. Ages 7–10.


Dragon’s Castle by Laurent Richard (Sept. 28, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7643-6033-6). Hector the knight and Eleanor track an elusive dragon through pages that expand into a play mat. Ages up to 6.

Faster, Please! Vehicles on the Go by Catherine LeBlanc, illus. by Laurent Richard (Sept. 28, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7643-6032-9). Fourteen vehicles speed through pages that fold out to a play mat. Ages up to 6.

Guess Who Is Behind the Door: A Multilingual Counting Book by Susan Novich (Aug. 28, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7643-6004-6) introduces colors, and numbers in English, Spanish, Chinese, and French. Ages up to 6.

Amelia’s Story by the Brothers Minor (Aug. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6009-1). Visiting the library, a Boston terrier discovers the wonder of reading and the magic of books. Ages 5–8.

Maia and the Very Tall Wall by Brian Wray and Shiloh Penfield (Sept. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6080-0). Maia’s newfound courage to speak up helps her confront the stone wall in her backyard that has grown higher and higher. Ages 5–8.

The Tiny Giant by Barbara Ciletti, illus. by Cathy Morrison (Sept. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6029-9) follows one small acorn from seed to tree. Ages 5–8.

The 50 State Gems and Minerals: A Guidebook for Aspiring Geologists by Yinan Wang (Oct. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-5995-8). This examination of official U.S. state gems and minerals includes photos and maps. Ages 8–12.

The Human Body: Interactive Mazes for Exploring by Christian Camara and Claudine Gaston (Aug. 28, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7643-6007-7) and The Solar System: Interactive Mazes for Exploring by Pierre-François Mouriaux (Aug. 28, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7643-6006-0), both illus. by Jeremie Claeys, provide scientific information alongside mazes. Ages 8–12.

The Kids of Widney Junior High Take Over the World! by Mathew Klickstein, illus. by Michael Bracco (Sept. 28, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6018-3), is a fictionalized account of the early days of a real-life L.A. rock band comprised of members with developmental disabilities. Ages 8–12.

Pirates Escape Game: A High Seas Mystery by Eric Nieudan, illus. by Margot Briquet (Aug. 28, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7643-6008-4). Readers search a pirate ship to gather clues, solve riddles, and question witnesses in order to solve the mystery of missing crew mates. Ages 8–12.


Doodle the Science Poodle stars in My Big Family: Early Concepts: Numbers by Jeffrey Turner (Aug. 28, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7643-6005-3), ages up to 6. Gizmo Girl gains Geraldine and the Space Bees by Sol Regwan, illus. by Denise Muzzio (Aug. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0- 7643-5994-1), ages 5–8. And President and Me introduces Thomas Jefferson and the Return of the Magic Hat by Deborah Kalb, illus. by Robert Lunsford (Sept. 28, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7643-6019-0), ages 9–12.


The Grinny Granny Donkey by Craig Smith, illus. by Katz Cowley (Nov. 10, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-69227-3). Readers meet the Dinky Donkey’s grandmother. Ages 3–5.

Red Shoes by Karen English, illus. by Ebony Glenn (Sept. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-11460-7). When Malika’s shoes begin to pinch her toes, she and Nana visit the Rare Finds Resale Shop so that another girl can enjoy them. Ages 3–5.

Two Tough Trucks Get Lost! by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Rebecca Gomez, illus. by Hilary Leung (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-23655-2). Big trucks Mack and Rig get separated when they race, chase, and zip about without paying attention. Ages 3–5.

Scholastic Book of World Records 2021 (Nov. 10, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-66605-2) compiles records in science, tech, sports, music, and more. Ages 6–8.

The Sloth Life by Joan Emerson, illus. by Kyla May (Sept. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-66622-9), rounds up Sloth’s favorite things. Ages 7–10.

Accidental Archaeologists: True Stories of Unexpected Discoveries by Sarah Albee (Nov. 10, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-57578-1) journeys through time to relive surprise discoveries made by ordinary people all over the world. Ages 8–12.

Build This Book by David Eckold (Oct. 6, $24.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-56540-9). Readers assemble models as they learn about science and engineering concepts. Ages 8–12.

The Collected by K.R. Alexander (Sept. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-62070-2). Evil Beryl and her killer dolls who traumatized Josie five years ago have returned for her younger sister. Ages 8–12.

The Dog’s Meow by Michelle Schusterman (Sept. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-61804-4). An abandoned kitten adopted and raised by a pack of huskies in Alaska develops some canine characteristics. Ages 8–12.

Follow Me by K.R. Alexander (Dec. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-33888-1). When Jack and his family move to their new house, he starts seeing the ghost of a girl holding a teddy bear. Ages 8–12.

For Which We Stand: How Our Government Works and Why It Matters by Jeff Foster, illus. by Julie McLaughlin (Sept. 1, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-64308-4), explores the origins of our government, how it works, and how we can bring about change. Ages 8–12.

Haunt Me by K.R. Alexander (Sept. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-33884-3). A vengeful ghost who won’t leave or let anyone else leave is an uninvited guest at a sleepover. Ages 8–12.

Julie and the Phantoms: Season One Novelization by Micol Ostow (Sept. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-71337-4). Julie and three ghostly guys form a band in this tie-in to the new Netflix show. Ages 8–12.

Out of Hiding: A Holocaust Survivor’s Journey to America by Ruth Gruener (Oct. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-62745-9). The author, a hidden child during the Holocaust, recounts her family’s post-war struggles as displaced persons. Ages 8–12.

Scholastic Book of Presidents 2020 by George Sullivan (Dec. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-60884-7) is a compendium introducing U.S. presidents, including whoever is elected in 2020. Ages 8–12.

Scholastic Year in Sports 2021 by James Buckley Jr. (Dec. 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-65471-4) features the past year’s top sports stories. Ages 8–12.

Weather (Oct. 6, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-60894-6) offers a visual guide to what makes our climate and weather work. Ages 8–12.

The Witches: The Graphic Novel by Roald Dahl, illus. by Pénélope Bagieu (Sept. 1, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-67743-0) is a full-color adaptation of this classic. Ages 9–12.

The Hacker’s Key by Jon Skovron (Sept. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-63398-6). When the Hacker’s Key is stolen, a clue that is left behind points to Ada’s father, an infamous criminal who’s been in prison the whole time. Ages 9–13.

The True Definition of Neva Beane by Christine Kendall (Sept. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-32489-1). The dictionary of words that Neva compiles helps her make sense of the world, her changing body, friendships, and her struggling family. Ages 10–13.

The Creepshow: The Taker by Elley Cooper (Sept. 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-63123-4) contains two new tales inspired by the Creepshow TV series based on the 1982 horror comedy classic. Ages 12–15.

Katy Keene, Novel #1: Restless Hearts by Stephanie Kate Strohm (Nov. 10, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-67631-0) is a prequel novel based on the Riverdale spinoff, Katy Keene. Ages 12–18.


Clifford reappears in The Fire Dog Challenge by Meredith Rusu (Sept. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-66508-6), ages 3–5; Clifford the Big Red Dog: The Movie Reader by Rusu (Oct. 6, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-66509-3), ages 6–8; and Clifford the Big Red Dog: The Movie Graphic Novel by Georgia Ball, illus. by Chi Ngo (Oct. 6, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-66510-9), ages 7–10. Kindi Kids adds We Love to Share! by Annie Cooke, illus. by Jessica Sheron (Sept. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-66642-7), ages 3–5. Tie-ins to the Nick Jr.’s Ricky Zoom are Ricky to the Rescue!, illus. by Eone (Sept. 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-68474-2); and Ricky’s Rescue Coaching Badge (Sept. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-67740-9) and Welcome to Wheelford by Annie Auerbach (Sept. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-67741-6), ages 3–5.

Joining Acorn Books are Bumble and Bee: Let’s Bee Thankful by Ross Burach (Sept. 15, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-50588-7); Fox Tails: The Biggest Roller Coaster (Nov. 10, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-56169-2) and Fox Tails: The Great Bunk Bed Battle (Sept. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-56167-8) by Tina Kügler; and Frog and Dog: Hog on a Log by Janee Trasler (Oct. 6, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-54047-5), ages 4–6; Poppleton: Poppleton at Christmas by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Mark Teague (Oct. 6, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-56677-2), ages 4–8; and Fairylight Friends: A Magic Spark (Sept. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-59652-6) by Jessica Young, illus. by Marie Vanderbemden; Moby Shinobi and Toby Too!: Ready, Set, Go! by Luke Flowers (Dec. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-54757-3); and Unicorn and Yeti: Cheer Up by Heather Ayris Burnell, illus. by Hazel Quintanilla (Oct. 6, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-62769-5), ages 5–7.

JoJo & Bowbow Show Show presents Our Wild Adventures (Sept. 1, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-66645-8), ages 4–8. What If You Had...? by Sandra Markle, illus. by Howard McWilliam, picks up What If You Had an Animal Tongue? (Sept. 15, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-59667-0), ages 4–8. Branches Books adds Kung Pow Chicken: Jurassic Peck (Sept. 15, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-59664-9) by Cyndi Marko; Press Start!: Super Rabbit Boy’s Time Jump! by Thomas Flintham (Sept. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-56896-7); and Unicorn Diaries: The Goblin Princess by Rebecca Elliott (Dec. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-32345-0), ages 5–7; and Firehawk: The Golden Temple by Katrina Charman, illus. by Judit Tondora (Oct. 20, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-56534-8) and Pixie Tricks: Sprite’s Secret by Tracey West, illus. by Xavier Bonet (Dec. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-62778-7), ages 6–8. Game On! gains Game On! 2021 (Nov. 10, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-67087-5), ages 7–10. New to Hotdog by Anh Do, illus. by Dan McGuiness, is Circus Time! (Sept. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-58722-7), ages 7–10. The Loud House celebrates The Ultimate Party by Mollie Freilich (Oct. 6, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-68154-3), ages 7–10. And Teddy Scares offers Creeping It Real by Sierra Harimann (Sept. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-68050-8), ages 7–10.

Alyssa Milano’s Hope by Alyssa Milano and Debbie Rigaud, illus. by Eric Keyes, introduces Project Class President (Oct. 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-32942-1), ages 8–12. The Dodo adds Nubby’s Story by Aubre Andrus (Sept. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-64510-1), ages 8–12. Hello Neighbor welcomes Puzzle Master by Carly Anne West, illus. by Tim Heitz (Nov. 10, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-59430-0); and The Secret of Bosco Bay: Graphic Novel #1 by Zac Gorman, illus. by Chris Fenoglio (Oct. 6, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-59648-9), ages 9–12. Marvel: Avengers Assembly begins with Orientation by Preeti Chhibber, illus. by James Lancett (Aug. 4, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-338-58725-8), ages 9–12. Wish greets Alpaca My Bags by Jenny Goebel (Sept. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-60890-8) and Pumpkin Spice Up Your Life by Suzanne Nelson (Sept. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-64048-9), ages 9–12. Rescue Dogs welcomes Jet by Jane B. Mason and Sarah Hines-Stephens (Sept. 15, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-36210-7), ages 10–14. Riverdale delivers The Poison Pen by Caleb Roehrig (Oct. 6, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-66967-1), ages 12–17. And (Gen:LOCK) serves up Storm Warning by Melissa Scott (Oct. 6, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-60107-7), ages 12–18.

Also due are additions, in various formats, to the following series: Captain Underpants, Dragon Masters, Harry Potter, Peppa Pig, and Pokémon.

Scholastic en Español

Titles in Spanish

We Love You, Mr. Panda/Te amamos, Sr. Panda (Bilingual) by Steve Antony (Nov. 10, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-67002-8), ages 3–5; and Mañanaland (Spanish ed.) by Pam Muñoz Ryan (Sept. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-67009-7), ages 8–12.

Series in Spanish

Caroline Jayne Church greets Puppy Love/Amor de cachorrito (Bilingual) by Caroline Jayne Church (Sept. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-67001-1), ages up to 3. Un libro de la serie Acorn (Acorn Books) adds ¡Hola, Erizo! 2: ¡Hagamos una pijamada! (Let’s Have a Sleepover!) by Norm Feuti (Sept. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-67004-2), ages 4–6; Dragón: El gato gordo de Dragón (Dragon’s Fat Cat) by Dav Pilkey (Sept. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-67006-6), ages 5–7. Hombre Mosca (Fly Guy) offers El ataque del Hombre Mosca de 15 metros (Attack of the 50-Foot Fly Guy) by Tedd Arnold (Sept. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-67003-5), ages 4–6. Un libro de la serie Branches (Branches Books) gains Diario de Un unicornio: el amigo mágico de Iris (Unicorn Diaries: Bo’s Magical New Friend) (Sept. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-67008-0) and Diario de una lechuza: la gran pijamada de Eva (Owl Diaries: Eva’s Big Sleepover) (Sept. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-67007-3) by Rebecca Elliott, ages 5–7. Hombre Perro (Dog Man) issues Atrapa 22 (Fetch 22) (Dec. 29, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-60131-2) and Por quién rueda la pelota (For Whom the Ball Rolls) by Dav Pilkey (Sept. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-60130-5), ages 6–9. And La hermanita de las niñeras (Baby-Sitters Little Sister Graphic Novel) releases La bruja de Karen (Karen’s Witch) by Ann M. Martin, illus. by Katy Farina (Sept. 1, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-67013-4), ages 7–10.

Scholastic Focus

Sisters of the War: Two Remarkable True Stories of Survival and Hope in Syria by Rania Abouzeid (Sept. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-55112-9). This tale of two pairs of sisters from opposite sides of the conflict exposes the turmoil and devastation wrought by Syria’s civil war. Ages 12–17.

Separate No More: The Long Road to Brown v. Board of Education by Lawrence Goldstone (Jan. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-59283-2) chronicles the path to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision. Ages 12 and up.

The Racers: How an Outcast Driver, an American Heiress, and a Legendary Car Challenged Hitler’s Best by Neal Bascomb (Oct. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-27741-8) tells the story of an unlikely band of ragtags who took on Hitler’s Grand Prix driver. Ages 13–17.

Scholastic Paperbacks


Thea Stilton: Special Edition offers The Magic of the Mirror by Thea Stilton (Oct. 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-65509-4), ages 7–10. Cutiecorns by Shannon Penney issues Rainy Day Rescue (Oct. 6, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-54043-7), ages 7–10. Joining Diary of an Ice Princess by Christina Soontornvat is Icing on the Snowflake (Sept. 15, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-60750-5), ages 7–10. Frightville by Mike Ford welcomes Night of the Mask (Oct. 6, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-36015-8), ages 7–10. And Lucky Bunnies by Catherine Coe, illus. by Chie Boyd, releases Ruby’s Red Skates (Sept. 15, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-61101-4), ages 7–10.

Additions in various formats are also due to the following series: Bad Guys, Geronimo Stilton, Goosebumps Slappy-
, Puppy Place, and Thea Stilton.

Scholastic Press

A Stack of Alpacas by Matt Cosgrove (Oct. 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-71622-1). Can Macca the alpaca take care of his rambunctious nieces and nephew for an entire afternoon? Ages 3–5.

We Love You, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-66808-7). Mr. Panda waits with open arms to give free hugs—but nobody seems to want any of his cuddles. Ages 3–5.

Addy’s Cup of Sugar by Jon J. Muth (Oct. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-439-63428-1). When Addy’s cat Trumpet is hit by a car, she seeks out her wise friend, Stillwater the Panda, star of Muth’s Zen Shorts. Ages 4–8.

Binny’s Diwali by Thrity Umrigar, illus. by Nidhi Chanani (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-36448-4). Binny is excited to talk to her class about her favorite holiday, but she struggles to find the words. Ages 4–8.

Chicken Little and the Big Bad Wolf by Sam Wedelich (Jan. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-35900-8). A real wolf shows up and ruffles Chicken Little’s feathers. Ages 4–8.

Do Not Open This Book by Andy Lee, illus. by Heath McKenzie (Oct. 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-66898-8). Monster pleads with readers to stop reading. Ages 4–8.

Definitely Do Not Open This Book by Andy Lee, illus. by Heath McKenzie (Dec. 29, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-66900-8). A little monster is up to all kinds of shenanigans to avoid having to go to sleep. Ages 4–8.

Once I Was a Bear by Irene Luxbacher (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-35633-5). A bear in the forest who is used to his routine stars in a story about adapting to change and finding your place. Ages 4–8.

The Smeds and the Smoos by Julia Donaldson, illus. by Axel Scheffler (Nov. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-66976-3). The Smeds (who are red) never mix with the Smoos (who are blue), so when Janet and Bill, a Smed and Smoo, fall in love, their families strongly disapprove. Ages 4–8.

Eleanor Makes Her Mark by Barbara Kerley, illus. by Edwin Fotheringham (Oct. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-545-82612-9). Eleanor Roosevelt traverses the country and the globe, championing the value and dignity of every human being and transforming the role of first lady. Ages 7–10.

Distress Signal by Mary E. Lambert (Oct. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-60744-4). Four classmates are stranded in a desert wilderness after a flash flood separates them from the rest of their school group. Ages 8–12.

Don’t Judge Me by Lisa Schroeder (Nov. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-62854-8). Hazel knows she has to do something when she discovers a list that rates the girls at her middle school based on their looks. Ages 8–12.

Flooded: Requiem for Johnstown by Ann E. Burg (Oct. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-54069-7) explores loss and healing through the voices of six children—all based on real people—caught in the wreckage of the 1889 flood in Johnstown, Pa. Ages 8–12.

Flying Over Water by N.H. Senzai and Shannon Hitchcock (Oct. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-61766-5). Two girls—one a Muslim fleeing civil war, the other an American—must examine their beliefs and the true meaning of friendship in the midst of the president’s 2017 Muslim ban. Ages 8–12.

Friend Me by Sheila Averbuch (Nov. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-61808-2). Roisin’s supportive online best friend may not be real in this thriller about bullying, revenge, and technology. Ages 8–12.

Hide and Seeker by Daka Hermon (Sept. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-58362-5). When Justin’s friend Zee returns home after going missing for one year, the neighborhood kids play hide-and-seek and something goes terribly wrong. Ages 8–12.

It’s My Party and I Don’t Want to Go by Amanda Panitch (Sept. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-62120-4). Ellie hatches a plan to sabotage her own bat mitzvah to avoid facing her social anxiety. Ages 8–12.

The Land of the Cranes by Aida Salazar (Sept. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-34380-9). In this novel-in-verse, a Latinx girl learns to hold on to hope while in a family detention center for migrants and refugees. Ages 8–12.

Slimed by Liam Gray (Dec. 29, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-62072-6). Things go awry when Billy and Sam make a batch of super-secret slime for the upcoming America’s Got Science auditions. Ages 8–12.

Three Keys by Kelly Yang (Sept. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-59138-5). In this sequel to Front Desk, sixth grade is a roller coaster of challenges for Mia, including a new immigration law looming that will threaten everything and everyone in her life. Ages 8–12.

Trapped in Hitler’s Web by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch (Oct. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-67258-9). When their Nazi-occupied Ukrainian town is no longer safe, Maria flees with her Jewish friend Nathan to keep him alive. Ages 10–13.

TikTok: The Ultimate Unofficial Guide! (Oct. 6, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-73241-2) introduces stars and trends from the popular video app. Ages 10 and up.

One Way or Another by Kara McDowell (Oct. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-65454-7). In this holiday romance, Paige decides to stop letting her anxiety stand in the way of true love. Ages 12–18.

Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly (Oct. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-26849-2) offers a retelling of “Snow White,” in which the huntsman does cut out the main character’s heart, but she survives, helped by seven magical strangers. Ages 12–18.

Hold Back the Tide by Melinda Salisbury (Jan. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-68130-7) presents a story of murder, betrayal, love, and family secrets in a small town in the Scottish Highlands. Ages 12 and up.

Deepfake by Sarah Darer Littman (Oct. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-17763-3). Dara and Will are in an intense competition to see who will be valedictorian—until an anonymous gossip site posts a video of Dara accusing Will of paying someone to take the SAT for him. Ages 13–17.

The Bridge by Bill Konigsberg (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-32503-4). Two suicidal teenagers, strangers to each other, arrive at the same bridge at the same time, intending to jump. Ages 14–17.

Here the Whole Time by Vitor Martins, trans. by Larissa Helena (Nov. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-62082-5). Felipe, overweight and insecure about his body, must spend 15 days living with Caio, a neighbor kid, who is also his lifelong crush. Ages 14–18.

The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling by Wai Chim (Nov. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-65611-4) is about growing up in a migrant Asian family with a mother who suffers from a debilitating mental illness. Ages 14–18.

The Life I’m In by Sharon G. Flake (Jan. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-57317-6). This companion to The Skin I’m In offers the unflinching story of Char, a young woman trapped in the underworld of human trafficking. Ages 14 and up.


Pig the Slob (Nov. 10, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-71371-8) joins Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey, ages 3–5. The Ascendance by Jennifer A. Nielsen issues The Captive Kingdom (Oct. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-55108-2), ages 8–12. Queenie and Arthur share the spotlight in Bark vs. Snark by Spencer Quinn (Oct. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-24583-7), ages 8–12. Caster by Elsie Chapman continues with Spell Starter (Oct. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-58951-1), ages 12–18. And Special Forces by Chris Lynch releases Good Devils (Dec. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-545-86168-7), ages 12–18.



Bendy welcomes Crack-Up Comics Collection by Vannotes, illus. by Mady Giuliani (Sept. 1, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-65206-2), ages 10 and up. RWBY offers Fairy Tales of Remnant by E.C. Myers, illus. by Violet Tobacco (Sept. 15, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-65208-6), ages 12–18. And Five Nights at Freddy’s by Scott Cawthon adds Bunny Call (Sept. 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-57604-7), and Blackbird (Dec. 29, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-70389-4), ages 12 and up.

Scholastic/Blue Sky


How Do Dinosaurs...? by Jane Yolen, illus. by Mark Teague, presents How Do Dinosaurs Show Good Manners? (Oct. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-36334-0), ages 3–5.


Christmas Cheer by Sue Fliess, illus. by Jay Fleck (Oct. 6, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-34958-0). On Christmas Eve, two siblings eagerly prepare for Santa’s arrival. Ages up to 3.

I Love You to the Moon and Back by Sandra Magsamen (Dec. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-62918-7) reminds little ones how loved they are. Ages up to 3.

Little Happy Dreamer by Peter H. Reynolds (Oct. 6, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-62580-6) celebrates what it means to dream and the many ways to find happiness. Ages up to 3.

May I Please Open a Present? by Jennifer E. Morris (Oct. 6, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-56163-0). Alfie the alligator attempts to convince his mother that he should be allowed to open presents on Christmas Eve. Ages up to 3.

Together Time: My Tickle Toes, illus. by Carolina Búzio (Oct. 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-64742-6) debuts this line of interactive cloth books. Ages up to 3.

Oh So Kind! by Joy Cho, illus. by Angie Stalker (Dec. 1, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-35635-9). A llama in a wheelchair and friends discover that each day holds lots of opportunities to be kind. Ages up to 3.

Puppy Love by Caroline Jayne Church (Sept. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-62125-9) depicts a puppy’s love for every season of the year. Ages up to 3.

Are You a Scientist? by Tad Carpenter (Jan. 5, 2021, novelty book, $9.99, ISBN: 978-1-338-54708-5) is a lift-the-flap introduction to such famous scientists as Jane Goodall and Stephen Hawking. Ages 1-4.

Slide & Surprise in the Snow by Natalie Marshall (Oct. 6, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-338-36003-5) opens a series with animal facts and tabs. Ages 2 and up.

The Littlest Cupid by Brandi Dougherty, illus. by Jamie Pogue (Dec. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-32911-7). Archie, the littlest cupid in his family, spreads love and friendship on Valentine’s Day. Ages 3–5.


Future Baby welcomes Future Doctor by Lori Alexander, illus. by Allison Black (Oct. 20, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-31225-6), ages up to 3. Scholastic Early Learners gains Cuddle Me Goodnight (Sept. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-67979-3), Ocean Tails (Sept. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-67766-9), Touch and Feel ABC (Sept. 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-67973-1), and Trace and Slide 123 (Sept. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-67762-1), ages up to 3. Baby Shark adds Hello, Baby Shark, (Sept. 1, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-338-66527-7), ages 2–4; and Trick or Treat, Baby Shark! Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Aug. 4, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-66530-7), ages 3–5. Peek-a-Boo Art issues Love by Julie Appel, illus. by Amy Guglielmo (Nov. 10, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-32497-6), ages 2–4. And Fly Guy and Fly Girl by Tedd Arnold debuts with Night Fright (Sept. 1, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-54921-8), ages 4–8.

Scholastic/Chicken House


Night Howl (Nov. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-63523-2) joins The Midnight Hour by Benjamin Read and Laura Trinder, illus. by Trinder, ages 8–12. And White Fox by Chen Jiatong adds Dilah and the Moon Stone (Oct. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-63537-9), ages 8–12.

Scholastic/Children’s Press


Let’s Get Along by Jordan Collins, illus. by Stuart Lynch, offers It’s Great to Be Kind (Sept. 1, $25, ISBN 978-0-531-13251-7) and It’s Great to Share (Sept. 1, $25, ISBN 978-0-531-13253-1), ages 3–7. Be an Expert! by Erin Kelly adds Bugs (Sept. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-5461-0056-0), Dinosaurs (Sept. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-531-13158-9), Fighting Fires (Sept. 1, $25, ISBN 978-1-5461-0055-3), Pets (Sept. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-531-13159-6), Rescue Vehicles (Sept. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-531-13157-2), and Super Sharks (Sept. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-531-13160-2), ages 4–5. And new Presidential Biographies are Abraham Lincoln by John Perritano (Sept. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-531-13070-4), Franklin Delano Roosevelt by H.E. Peterson (Sept. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-531-13069-8), George Washington by Jevon Bold, ages 7–9. And True Books: Our Universe greets The Moon by Steve Tomecek (Sept. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-531-13238-8), Planet Earth by Stephanie Warren Drimmer (Sept. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-531-13236-4), Stars by Joan Marie Galat (Sept. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-531-13237-1), and The Sun by Cody Crane (Sept. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-531-13239-5), all illus. by Gary LaCoste, ages 8–10.

True Books: Women’s History in the U.S. introduces The Founding Mothers of the United States by Selene Castrovilla (Sept. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-531-13338-5), Women and the Civil Rights Movement by Kesha Grant (Sept. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-531-13341-5), Women and the Right to Vote by Cynthia Chin-Lee (Sept. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-531-13342-2), Women in the Old West by Marti Dumas (Sept. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-531-13339-2), and Women in World War II by Susan Taylor (Sept. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-531-13340-8), ages 8–10. And Xbooks reveals Abducted: Can Cops Catch the Kidnapper? by Diane Webber (Sept. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-531-13258-6), Bitten: Mosquitoes Infect New York by John Shea (Sept. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-531-13298-2), Dangerous Worms: Parasites Plague a Village by Thomasine E. Lewis Tilden (Sept. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-531-13295-1), DNA Doesn’t Lie: Is the Real Criminal Behind Bars? by Anna Prokos (Sept. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-531-13256-2), Flesh Wound: A Minor Injury Takes a Deadly Turn by Shea Phillips (Sept. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-531-13296-8), Floating Skeletons: A Small Town Is Awash in Bones by Danielle Denega (Sept. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-531-13259-3), Prairie Dog Alert!: A Nasty Bite Leads to Big Trouble by Christen Brownlee (Sept. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-531-13297-5), and Sticky Evidence: Burglar Caught on Tape by D.B. Beres (Sept. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-531-13257-9), ages 8–13.


Banana Fox and the Secret Sour Society by James Kochalka (Jan. 5, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-66048-7). Det. Banana Fox is called back to duty to find a missing turtle. Ages 7–10.

Beware the Claw! by Todd H. Doodler (Jan. 5, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-64846-1). When a spaceship crashes in their backyard, it gives the Hound Heroes superpowers. Ages 7–10.

Cat Kid Comic Club by Dav Pilkey (Dec. 1, 2020, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-71276-6). In this series starter, Li’l Petey, Flippy, and Molly introduce 21 rambunctious baby frogs to the art of comic-making. Ages 7 and up.

7 Good Reasons Not to Grow Up by Jimmy Gownley (Nov. 10, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-545-85932-5). The kids at Greycliff Academy are in for a surprise when their hero, the star of a snarky video series, turns out to be something he’s not. Ages 9–12.


Bunbun & Bonbon by Jess Keating, featuring a lonely bunny and a fancy candy, launches with Fancy Friends (Sept. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-64682-5) and Hoppy Go Lucky (Jan. 5, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-64685-0), ages 6–9. Squidding Around by Kevin Sherry, following friends at Deep Reef Elementary, debuts with Fish Feud! (Sept. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-63667-3), ages 6–9. Dog Man by Dav Pilkey delivers Grime and Punishment (Sept. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-53562-4), ages 7–9. Baby-sitters Little Sister Graphic Novels by Ann M. Martin, illus. by Katy Farina, issues Karen’s Worst Day (Dec. 29, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-35618-2), ages 7–10. Grumpy Unicorn Graphic Novels by Joey Spiotto starts up with Grumpy Unicorn Hits the Road (Aug. 4, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-66604-5), ages 7–10. Mr. Wolf’s Class by Aron Nels Steinke rolls on with Field Trip (Oct. 6, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-61763-4), ages 7–10. And joining Owly by Andy Runton is Just a Little Blue (Sept. 1, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-30067-3), ages 7–10.

Nat Enough by Maria Scrivan greets Forget Me Nat (Sept. 1, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-53824-3), ages 8–11. Animorphs Graphix takes off with The Invasion by K.A. Applegate and Michael Grant, illus. by Chris Grine (Oct. 6, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-53809-0), ages 8–12. The Baby-sitters Club Graphic Novels gains Logan Likes Mary Anne! by Ann M. Martin, illus. by Gale Galligan (Sept. 1, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-30454-1), ages 8–12. Catwad by Jim Benton continues with Four Me? (Oct. 6, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-67089-9), ages 8–12. I Survived Graphic Novels continues with I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944 by Lauren Tashis, illus. by Álvaro Sarraseca (Dec. 29, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-66637-3), ages 8–12. Twins by Varian Johnson, illus. by Shannon Wright (Oct. 6, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-23613-2), kicks off Twins, about twin sisters who are growing apart as they enter middle school, ages 8–12. The Dragon Prince by Peter Wartman, illus. by Xanthe Bouma, debuts with Through the Moon (Sept. 15, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-60881-6), ages 8 and up. And Heartstopper by Alice Oseman welcomes Heartstopper: Vol. 2 (Nov. 10, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-61747-4), ages 12–18.

Scholastic/Little Shepherd

I Say a Little Prayer for You at Bedtime by Lorie Ann Grover, illus. by Olivia Chin Mueller (Sept. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-56583-6). Readers visit and bless animals as they nestle down for sleep. Ages 2–4.


Pearl and Squirrel Give Thanks by Cassie Ehrenberg, illus. by Ryan Ehrenberg (Sept. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-59209-2). On Thanksgiving morning, Pearl, a dog, and her best friend Squirrel look for all the things they are thankful for. Ages 4–6.

The Worrysaurus by Rachel Bright, illus. by Chris Chatterton (Sept. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-63408-2). With a little help from his mother, Worrysaurus finds a way to soothe his anxiety and find peace and happiness in the moment. Ages 4–6.

All Because You Matter by Tami Charles, illus. by Bryan Collier (Oct. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-57485-2), is a love letter to Black and brown children everywhere, reminding them how much they matter, that they have always mattered, and they always will. Ages 4–8.

Bigfoot Wants a Little Brother by Martha Brockenbrough and Samantha Berger, illus. by Dave Pressler (Oct. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-85974-5). Bigfoot is in for a surprise when his parents return home from the hospital with his baby sister. Ages 4–8.

Building Zaha: The Story of Architect Zaha Hadid by Victoria Tentler-Krylov (Nov. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-28283-2) spotlights this British-Iraqi architect who was met with resistance at every turn of her career. Ages 4–8.

Finding Home by Estelí Meza (Jan. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-64821-8). When Conejo’s house blows away in a storm, his friends and neighbors help him look for it. Ages 4–8.

My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World by Malcolm Mitchell, illus. by Michael Robertson (Dec. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-22532-7). Henry, who hates to read, gets the scariest homework assignment ever: find your favorite book to share with the class tomorrow. Ages 4–8.

When Father Comes Home by Sarah Jung (Nov. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-35570-3). When June’s father comes home from his journeys, the family plants a tangerine tree together. Ages 4–8.

Anne Frank: The Girl Heard Around the World by Linda Elovitz Marshall, illus. by Aura Lewis (Sept. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-31229-4), introduces Frank, who found her voice in a world determined to silence her. Ages 6–8.

Everything Awesome About Sharks and Other Underwater Creatures! by Mike Lowery (Oct. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-35973-2) compiles shark facts and jokes. Ages 7–10.


Mac B., Kid Spy is back in The Sound of Danger by Mac Barnett, illus. by Mike Lowery (Sept. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-59426-3), ages 7–10.


K-Pop Confidential by Stephan Lee (Sept. 15, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-63993-3). A Korean American girl travels from New Jersey to Seoul in hopes of debuting in a girl group at the same K-pop company behind the most popular boy band on the planet. Ages 12–15.



How Would You Survive? by David Stewart, illus. by David Antram, offers How Would You Survive as a Bee? (Dec. 1, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-531-13189-3), How Would You Survive as a Killer Whale? (Dec. 1, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-531-13191-6), How Would You Survive as a Lion? (Dec. 1, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-531-13192-3), and How Would You Survive as a Polar Bear? (Dec. 1, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-531-13190-9), ages 8 and up.

School of Life

Happy, Healthy Minds: A Children’s Guide to Emotional Wellbeing, edited by Alain Botton, illus. by Lizzy Stewart (Oct. 6, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-912891-19-1), encourages kids to explore their feelings and face the dilemmas of growing up armed with emotional intelligence. Ages 10–up.

Scribble US

Howl by Kat Patrick, illus. by Evie Barrow (Oct. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-950354-45-0). Maggie releases her pent-up anger about the day by becoming a wolf at night. Ages 3–7.

Second Story

My Family, Your Family! by Kathryn Cole, illus. by Cornelia Li (Sept. 8, $10.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-77260-133-6), celebrates different types of families. Ages up to 2.

Snow Doves by Nancy Hartry, illus. by Gabrielle Grimard (Sept. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77260-135-0). This wordless picture book follows a boy who is newly arrived in North America as he makes a friend and overcomes his fear of the snow. Ages 3–5.

The Year Shakespeare Ruined My Life by Dani Jansen (Sept. 22, $13.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77260-121-3). Alison produces her high school play while grappling with what it means to be “out.” Ages 12–18.

Ciel by Sophie LaBelle (Sept. 15, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77260-136-7). This series starter focuses on Ciel, a gender nonconforming trans kid who’s excited to start high school. Ages 9–12.


Holocaust Remembrance Series for Young Readers issues The Brushmaker’s Daughter by Kathy Kacer (Sept. 22, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77260-138-1), ages 9–12.

Seven Stories/Triangle Square

Oh, the Things We’re For! by Innosanto Nagara (Oct. 6, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-64421-014-7) offers a vision of where we could go—and a future worth fighting for. Ages 4–8.

Night Shadows by Barbara Dacosta, illus. by Ed Young (Nov. 17, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-64421-024-6). A lonely girl finds a friend in her elderly neighbor. Ages 5–8.

Biomimicry: When Nature Inspires Amazing Inventions by Seraphine Menu, trans. by Alyson Waters, illus. by Emmanuelle Walker (Oct. 20, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-64421-018-5), explains inventions, including Velcro and scuba suits, that were inspired by the natural world. Ages 6–9.

Atty at Law by Tim Lockette (Sept. 22, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-64421-012-3) introduces young sleuth Atticus Peale, who is desperate to save a dog in the animal shelter where she volunteers and determined to defend the voiceless. Ages 8–12.

Freedom Summer for Young People: The Savage Season of 1964 That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy by Bruce Watson (Sept. 15, $22.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64421-010-9) offers stories of volunteers who traveled to Mississippi to help Black citizens register to vote in 1964, and faced intimidation and violence. Ages 12 and up.

Shadow Mountain

Everyone Is Someone by Bob Dalton, illus. by Ritchie Collins (Oct. 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-62972-795-0), emphasizes that all people are worthy of love and deserving of compassion. Ages 3–7.

Ming’s Christmas Wishes by Susan L. Gong, illus. by Masahiro Tateishi (Sept. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62972-779-0). As a daughter of immigrants in 1930s California, Ming doesn’t feel American enough at school or Chinese enough at home. Ages 3–8.

The Lost Wonderland Diaries by J. Scott Savage (Sept. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62972-786-8). Two readers find the lost diaries of Lewis Carroll and, when they open it, fall through a portal to Wonderland, which is now a monstrous place. Ages 8–11.


Dragonwatch by Brandon Mull delivers Champion of the Titan Games (Oct. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62972-788-2), ages 10 and up.

Shambhala/Bala Kids

Meditation Station by Susan B. Katz, illus. by Anait Semirdzhyan (Nov. 3, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61180-791-2), demonstrates how to use meditation as a positive way to work through difficult feelings. Ages 4–8.

Our Animal Neighbors: Compassion for Every Furry, Slimy, Prickly Creature on Earth by Matthieu Ricard and Jason Gruhl, illus. by Becca Hall (Sept. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61180-723-3), emphasizes the importance of treating all animals with the empathy and care they deserve. Ages 4–8.

Sit with Me: Meditation for Kids in Seven Easy Steps by Carolyn Kanjuro, illus. by Nan Lawson (Dec. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61180-747-9), reveals how to sit in the seven-point meditation posture. Ages 4–8.

Shanghai Press

A Blue Bird and Her Little Tree: A Story Told in English and Chinese by Jin Bo, trans. by Yijin Wert, illus. by Zhao Guangyu, (Sept. 29, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60220-465-2). After planting a seed, a bird returns to find a full-grown tree and admires how it changes through each season. Ages 4–8.

The Umbrella Tree: A Story Told in English and Chinese by Bai Bing, trans. by Yijin Wert, illus. by Li Hongzhuan (Sept. 29, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60220-464-5). Two pandas lose their trusty umbrella, only to find that it has transformed into a tree that produces more umbrellas. Ages 4–8.


Stories of the Chinese Zodiac gains The Little Calf: A Story of Courage Told in English and Chinese by Dong Hu, trans. by Yijin Wert, illus. by Li Jian (Sept. 29, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60220-466-9), ages 4–8.

Silver Dolphin

1, 2, 3 in Neverland by Maggie Fischer, illus. by Kelly Breemer (Sept. 29, board book, $7.99, ISBN 9781645172383). Readers learn to count to 10 with Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, the Darling children, and more as you explore Neverland. Ages up to 2.

I Love You So by Patricia Hegarty, illus. by Thomas Elliott (Dec. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 9781645172352). Young ones can lift the flaps to see baby animals snuggle up to their mom and dad. Ages up to 2.

Pat-a-Cake: Monkeys by Hilli Kushnir (Nov. 3, board book, $7.99, ISBN 9781645170181). Join silly monkeys as they swing from the treetops, do cartwheels, and more. Ages up to 2.

Who Said Woof? by Yi-Hsuan Wu (Oct. 6, board book, $8.99, ISBN 9781645172369). Kids can lift the flaps to find out which pet makes each noise. Ages up to 2.

With All My Heart by Stephanie Stansbie, illus. by Richard Smythe (Dec. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 9781645171331) showcases the lifelong love a parent has for their child. Ages up to 2.

You’re My Little Snuggle Bear by Natalie Marshall (Sept. 8, board book, $8.99, ISBN 9781645172949) includes interactive features alongside the story of love between a parent and child. Ages up to 2.

I’ll Love You Every Day by Stephanie Stansbie, illus. by Richard Smythe (Dec. 1, picture book, $15.99, ISBN 9781645172345). From sun up to sun down, this picture book follows baby animals and their parents as they spend a precious day together. Ages 3–5.

Long Time That I’ve Loved You by Margaret W. Brown, illus. by Katy Hudson (Dec. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 9781645172314) is a story of maternal love and springtime. Ages 3–5.

Peas on Earth by Jonny Marx, illus. by Lindsey Sagar (Sept. 15, board book, $8.99, ISBN 9781645175056). Five excited little peas can't wait to celebrate Christmas in this yuletide countdown with die-cuts. Ages 3–5.

Silly Sounds: Farmyard Friends by Liza Lewis (Nov. 17, $14.99, ISBN 9781684127061). Clover Calf and her farmyard friends have a noisy adventure. Ages 3–5.

What Do Dinosaurs Do? by Lydia Watson, illus. by Paul Daviz (Oct. 6, board book, $15.99, ISBN 9781645171232). Kids can find favorite dinosaur in this interactive board book packed with tabs to lift, fold-outs, and a chomping die-cut mouth on the cover. Ages 3–5.

Aesop’s Fables by Aesop, illus. by Amanda Enright (Nov. 10, $17.99, ISBN 9781684126484). This oversized collectible book features modern illustrations. Ages 6–8.

Uncover an Egyptian Mummy by Lorraine Jean Hopping (Sept. 22, hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 9781684122950). A 3-D presentation allows in-depth, hands-on exploration of an Egyptian mummy. Ages 8–12.


Let's Learn adds Super Squiggles by Ana Bermejo (Oct. 13, $14.99, ISBN 9781645171478) and Time to Explore by Lauren Holowaty, illus. by Beatrice Tinarelli (Sept. 8, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 9781645172048), ages 3–5. Discovery Leveled Readers welcomes I Am a Penguin Level 1 by Lori C Froeb, illus. by Marta Alvarez Miguens (Sept. 8, paper, $4.99, ISBN 9781645172321), ages 6–8. Discovery presents Roar with the Dinosaurs! by Courtney Acampora, illus. by Franco Tempesta (Sept. 8, $14.99, ISBN 9781645172406), ages 6–8. Rabbit & Bear introduces A Bite in the Night by Julian Gough, illus. by Jim Field (Sept. 9, $9.99, ISBN 9781684126705), ages 6–8. And Amazing Earth greets Jungles (Sept. 15, $16.99, ISBN 9781645170419) and Oceans by Paul Daviz (Sept. 15, $16.99, ISBN 9781645170402), ages 8–12.

Simon & Schuster

Bold Words from Black Women by Tamara Pizzoli, illus. by Monica Ahanonu (Jan. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6394-3), compiles inspirational quotes from 50 Black activists, artists, and leaders. Ages up to 4.

Baz & Benz by Heidi McKinnon (Aug. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6802-3) explores the loyalty between best friends who will continue to love each other—no matter what. Ages 4–8.

Crow & Snow by Robert Broder, illus. by Olivier Tallec (Oct. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4595-6), spotlights the special friendship between a scarecrow and a snowman throughout the seasons. Ages 4–8.

Gurple and Preen by Linda Sue Park, illus. by Debbie Ridpath Ohi (Aug. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3141-6). When Gurple and Preen crash-land onto an unfamiliar planet with nothing but boxes of crayons, they work together to get their mission back on course. Ages 4–8.

Meerkat Christmas by Emily Gravett (Sept. 15, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7679-0). A young meerkat travels the world to find Christmas. Ages 4–8.

Share Some Kindness, Bring Some Light by Apryl Stott (Oct. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6238-0). All the other animals think Bear is mean because he’s so big, but his human friend, Coco, offers to help him. Ages 4–8.

Unicorns Are the Worst! by Alex Willan (Sept. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5383-8). A grumpy goblin gets to know his new unicorn neighbors. Ages 4–8.

Muffled by Jennifer Gennari (Oct. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6365-3). A girl learns how to cope with her noise sensitivity and to step outside of her comfort zone. Ages 8–12.

Our Dogs, Ourselves (young readers ed.) by Alexandra Horowitz (Aug. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1012-1) looks at humans’ complicated and sometimes contradictory relationship with man’s best friend. Ages 8–12.

Pepper’s Rules for Secret Sleuthing by Briana McDonald (Sept. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5343-2). An overzealous amateur detective investigates a shocking family secret and explores her developing feelings for girls. Ages 8–12.

What If a Fish by Anika Fajardo (Aug. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4983-1). When half-Colombian Eddie—who’s never left Minnesota—spends the summer in Colombia with his older half-brother, figuring out how to be a true Colombiano is more difficult than he thought. Ages 8–12.

A Maggie and Nate Mystery: Mutant Mushroom Takeover by Summer Rachel Short (Sept. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6865-8) launches a series about an aspiring naturalist and her best friend, Nate, who use science to solve mysteries. Ages 9–12.

Conspiracy by P. O’Connell Pearson (Aug. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8003-2) presents the story of President Richard Nixon and those who fought against him to support and defend the Constitution in the wake of the Watergate scandal. Ages 10 and up.

The Impossible First (young readers ed.) by Colin O’Brady (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6198-7). The author recounts his 54-day, record-shattering solo crossing of Antarctica. Ages 10 and up.

All This Time by Mikki Daughtry and Rachael Lippincott (Sept. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6634-0). After the car accident that kills his high school sweetheart and results in his own brain injury, Kyle is not sure he will heal and find true love again. Ages 12 and up.

Glimpsed by G.F. Miller (Jan. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7135-1). A girl who has the ability to grant people’s deepest desires falls in love with the boy who wants her to help him get his girlfriend back. Ages 12 and up.

The Meet-Cute Project by Rhiannon Richardson (Jan. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7352-2). Mia will do whatever it takes to find a date for her sister’s wedding. Ages 12 and up.

Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao (Nov. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6245-8). College student Chloe Wang hires a fake boyfriend to appease her traditional Taiwanese parents, with disastrous results. Ages 12 and up.

When We Were Infinite by Kelly Loy Gilbert (Oct. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6821-4). Beth and her close-knit group of friends make a pact to protect one of their own when Beth witnesses an act of violence in his home. Ages 12 and up.

The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6272-4) explores issues of race, class, and violence through the eyes of a wealthy Black teenager whose family gets caught in the vortex of the 1992 Rodney King riots in Los Angeles. Ages 14 and up.

Complicated Love Story Set in Space by Shaun David Hutchinson (Jan. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4853-7). Two boys fall in love while trying to find their way back home—from space. Ages 14 and up.

Daughters of Jubilation by Kara Lee Corthron (Oct. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5950-1). A Black teen’s magical talents awaken as she tries to find her place among a family of similarly gifted women. Ages 14 and up.

Destination Anywhere by Sara Barnard (Dec. 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8390-3). With nothing but her sketchpad and a backpack, Peyton buys a one-way plane ticket, aiming to find true happiness. Ages 14 and up.

Facing the Sun by Janice Lynn Mather (Aug. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0604-9). Four friends experience unexpected changes in their lives during the summer when a hotel developer purchases their community’s beloved beach. Ages 14 and up.

Shine by Jessica Jung (Sept. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6251-9). Jung, a real-life K-pop legend, offers the tale of a Korean American teen who is recruited by a Seoul record label and thrust into the competitive world of K-pop. Ages 14 and up.

Fall into Me by Mila Gray (Dec. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6931-0). An unexpected romance unfolds between a young recording artist and her ex-Marine bodyguard who is trying to outrun his difficult past. Ages 16 and up.


Kenny & the Dragon by Tony DiTerlizzi continues with Kenny & the Book of Beasts (Sept. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4169-8316-3), ages 8–12. Polar Bear Explorers’ Club concludes with Crossing the Black Ice Bridge by Alex Bell, illus. by Tomislav Tomic (Nov. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0652-0), ages 8–12. Sam Abernathy Books by Andrew Smith adds Bye-Bye, Blue Creek (Oct. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1958-2), ages 8–12. Spy School by Stuart Gibbs issues Spy School Revolution (Oct. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4378-5), ages 8–12. Anchor & Sophia by Tommy Wallach ends with Scorched Earth (Aug. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6845-9), ages 14 and up. Broken Lands by Jonathan Maberry presents Lost Roads (Aug. 25, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0640-7), ages 14 and up. Nemesis (Aug. 25, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0995-8) wraps up Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid, ages 14 and up. And Shatter the Sky Duology by Rebecca Kim Wells ends with Storm the Earth (Oct. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5450-7), ages 14 and up.


All Except Axle by Sue Lowell Gallion, illus. by Lisa Manuzak Wiley (Sept. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4022-7). Even the new car on the block can accomplish incredible things if he believes in himself. Ages 4–8.

Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon by Kat Zhang, illus. by Charlene Chua (Dec. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6363-9). Amy Wu crafts a dragon unlike any other to share with her class. Ages 4–8.

Clouds by Angie Simpson and Alli Simpson, illus. by Lucy Fleming (Oct. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3953-5). Singer Cody Simpson’s mother and sister deliver a tale inspired by Cody’s lullaby about treasured memories of growing up. Ages 4–8.

Friend Is... by Lisa Thiesing (Dec. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6572-5) celebrates the enduring value of a true friend. Ages 4–8.

Little Leo by Farnaz Esnaashari, illus. by Hedvig Haggman-Sund (Sept. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4610-6), introduces a young lion who never, ever gives up. Ages 4–8.

The Run by Barroux (Aug. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0886-9). A boy dawdling in the bathroom to read is taken by surprise when the characters in his book come to life. Ages 4–8.

The Twelve Unicorns of Christmas by Timothy Knapman, illus. by Ada Grey (Sept. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8019-3). A girl and her unicorn friend count down to Christmas. Ages 4–8.

Bold Tales of Brave-Hearted Boys by Susannah McFarlane, illus. by Brenton McKenna and others (Oct. 27, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7359-1), collects reimagined fairy tales that value kindness and honesty as much as strength and valor. Ages 5–9.

Fairy Tales of Fearless Girls by Susannah McFarlane, illus. by Beth Norling et al. (Oct. 27, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7357-7) recasts fairy tales with a feminist twist. Ages 5–9.

Million Dollar Race by Matthew Ross Smith (Jan. 29, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2027-4). A kid from an unconventional family has to find an unusual way to compete in an international track contest. Ages 8–12.

Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone (Nov. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3855-2). Cursed girl Eska and young inventor Flint join forces to search for an ancient, forgotten song with the power to bring down a wicked Queen. Ages 8–12.

Whispering Pines by Heidi Lang and Kati Bartkowski (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6047-8). Rae and Caden must protect their small town from other-
worldly forces that are threatening to destroy it. Ages 8–12.

The Beast and the Bethany by Jack Meggitt Phillips, illus. by Isabelle Follath (Dec. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7889-3). All 511-year-old Ebenezer Tweezer has to do to remain immortal is find a way to feed a rude child to the beast in his mansion’s attic. Ages 9–13.

Lola Benko, Treasure Hunter by Beth McMullen (Aug. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5669-3). In this series starter, Lola searches for her world-traversing archaeologist father who disappeared after studying a mythical stone. Ages 9–13.

My Life in the Fish Tank by Barbara Dee (Sept. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3233-8). Zinny’s life turns upside-down when her older brother is diagnosed with a mental illness and her family wants to keep his condition private. Ages 9–13.


Sophie Johnson, Unicorn Expert stars in Sophie Johnson, Unicorn Expert, Is a Detective Genius by Morag Hood, illus. by Ella Okstad (Oct. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6754-5), ages 4–8. And new Quix titles are Adventures of Allie and Amy: Stars of the Show by Stephanie Calmenson and Joanna Cole, illus. by James Burks (Jan. 5, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-5256-5); Fort Builders Inc.: Happy Tails Lodge by Dee Romito, illus. by Marta Kissi (Aug. 25, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-5241-1); Geeger the Robot: Geeger the Robot Goes to School (Aug. 25, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-5216-9) and Geeger the Robot: Lost and Found (Jan. 5, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-5219-0) by Jarrett Lerner, illus. by Serge Seidlitz; Little Goddess Girls: Athena & the Island Enchantress (Aug. 25, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7958-6) and Little Goddess Girls: Persephone & the Evil King (Jan. 5, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7962-3) by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams, illus. by Yuyi Chen; Our Principal Is a Spider! (Jan. 5, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-5758-4) and Our Principal’s Wacky Wishes! (Aug. 25, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-5755-3) by Calmenson, illus. by Aaron Blecha; and Royal Sweets: Chocolate Challenge by Helen Perelman, illus. by Olivia Chin Mueller (Aug. 25, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-5505-4), ages 5–8.

Heroes in Training by Tracey West, illus. by Craig Phillips, gains Alkyoneus and the Warrior Queen (Aug. 25, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-3294-9), ages 6–9. Mindy Kim is back in Mindy Kim, Class President by Lyla Lee, illus. by Dung Ho (Sept. 15, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-4016-6), ages 6–9. Jeter Publishing presents Discovering History’s Heroes: Dennis Brutus by Craig Ellenport (Jan. 12, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6235-9) and Discovering History’s Heroes: Susan La Flesche Picotte by Diane Bailey (Jan. 12, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6330-1), ages 7–10. Junior Monster Scouts by Joe McGee, illus. by Ethan Long, issues Monster of Disguise (Sept. 29, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-3685-5), ages 7–10. And Snow Sisters by Astrid Foss, illus. by Monique Dong, welcomes Crystal Rose (Dec. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-4351-8) and Silver Secret (Dec. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-4348-8), ages 7–10.

Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger picks up Unlocked (Nov. 17, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6342-4), ages 8–12. League of Secret Heroes by Kate Hannigan, illus. by Patrick Spaziante, releases Mask (Aug. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3914-6), ages 8–12. The Revenge of Magic by James Riley greets Timeless One (Oct. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2581-1), ages 8–12. Sixth-Grade Alien by Bruce Coville, illus. by Glen Mullaly, serves up Zombies at the Science Fair (Oct. 6, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6804-7), ages 8–12. Unmapped Chronicles by Abi Elphinstone gains The Bickery Twins and the Phoenix Tear (Aug. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4310-5), ages 8–12. Unwanteds Quests by Lisa McMann continues with Dragon Slayers (Sept. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1607-9), ages 8–12. Dragonwatch by Brandon Mull delivers Master of the Phantom Isle (Oct. 6, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4814-8506-7), ages 8–13. And Dork Diaries by Rachel Renée Russell rolls along with Tales from a Not-So-Posh Paris Adventure (Oct. 13, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8048-3), ages 9–13.

Also due are additions, in various formats, to the following series: Goddess Girls, Hardy Boys Clue Book, and Nancy Drew Diaries.

S&S/Aladdin/Beyond Words

Even More Fantastic Failures by Luke Reynolds (Sept. 15, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-58270-734-1) offers up a second dose of stories featuring flops that turned into triumphs. Ages 8–12.


The Best Worst Poet Ever by Lauren Stohler (Aug. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4628-1). Furry rivals Cat and Pug have a rhyme-riddled showdown. Ages 4–8.

Kamala Harris by Nikki Grimes, illus. by Laura Freeman (Aug. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6267-0), introduces the daughter of immigrants who grew up to be a U.S. senator and presidential candidate. Ages 4–8.

Mardi Gras Almost Didn’t Come This Year by Kathy Price (Jan. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4425-6) tells the story of a family recovering after Hurricane Katrina, and the Mardi Gras celebration that ultimately brings them hope and healing. Ages 4–8.

Respect by Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Frank Morrison (Aug. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5228-2), presents a portrait of Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul. Ages 4–8.

A Sled for Gabo by Emma Otheguy, illus. by Ana Ramírez González (Jan. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4534-5). With the help of a loving community, the new boy in town discovers the joys of his first snowy day. Ages 4–8.

This Pretty Planet by Tom Chapin and John Forster, illus. by Lee White (Nov. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4532-1), adapts Chapin and Forster’s song celebrating the natural wonders of our world. Ages 4–8.

A Thousand Glass Flowers by Evan Turk (Aug. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1034-3) profiles Marietta Barovier, a Renaissance artisan who helped shape the future of Venetian glassmaking. Ages 4–8.

Together We March by Leah Henderson, illus. by Tyler Feder (Jan. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4270-2), outlines protest movements that have transformed the way we fight for equality and justice today. Ages 7 and up.

Beetle & the Hollowbones by Aliza Layne (Aug. 4, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-4154-5) is a graphic novel about a young goblin who is trying to save her best friend from a haunted mall. Ages 8–12.

Grasping Mysteries by Jeannine Atkins (Aug. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6068-3) introduces seven groundbreaking women in math and science via a biographical novel-in-verse. Ages 10 and up.

Tune It Out by Jamie Sumner (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5700-3). A girl with a sensory processing disorder must find her own voice after her world turns upside-down. Ages 10 and up.

A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey (Oct. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7124-5). A Miami girl unexpectedly finds love—and herself—in a small English town. Ages 12 and up.

Displaced by Dean Hughes (Sept. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5232-9). Two Syrian refugees trying to make a living on the streets of Beirut must decide how far they’re willing to go to make a home for their family in an unwelcoming country. Ages 12 and up.

Those Who Prey by Jennifer Moffett (Nov. 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5096-7). Lonely college freshman Emily is seduced into joining a cult, then makes a desperate attempt to escape before it’s too late. Ages 14 and up.


The Very, Very Far North by Dan Bar-El, illus. by Kelly Pousette, picks up Just Beyond the Very, Very Far North (Oct. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3344-1), ages 8–12.


Jump at the Sun by Alicia D. Williams, illus. by Jacqueline Alcántara (Jan. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1913-1), explores the life and stories of Zora Neale Hurston. Ages 4–8.

Peter Easter Frog by Erin Dealey, illus. by G. Brian Karas (Jan. 19, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4814-6489-5). Here comes Peter Easter frog, hopping down his favorite log. Ages 4–8.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff—The Full Story by Richard Jackson, illus. by Katherine Tillotson (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-1573-6). The classic tale gets a cheeky twist in this retelling. Ages 4–8.

Saucy by Cynthia Kadohata, illus. by Marianna Raskin (Sept. 29, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-1278-1). Quadruplet Becca tries to stand apart from her three brothers by taking in a piglet. Ages 8–12.

Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From by Jennifer de Leon, illus. by Elena Garnu (Aug. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3824-8). When family secrets spill out and racism ramps up at her nearly all-white school, Latinx Liliana must decide what she believes in and take a stand. Ages 14 and up.

Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel by Jason Reynolds, illus. by Danica Novgorodoff (Oct. 13, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4495-9), adapts Reynolds’s novel about the ripple effect caused by teen gun violence. Ages 14 and up.

Where We Are by Alison McGhee (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4612-0). Two teens fight to reunite when one of them is caught in the web of a sinister cult. Ages 14 and up.

Your Corner Dark by Desmond Hall (Jan. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6071-3) examines the harsh realities of gang life in Jamaica and how far a teen is willing to go for family. Ages 14 and up.


Click Clack Books by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Betsy Lewin, offers Click, Clack, Good Night (Oct. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5108-7), ages 4–8. And The Butterfly Hill by Marjorie Agosin, illus. by Lee White, greets Maps of Memory (Sept. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6901-2), ages 10–14.


In the City by Chris Raschka (Sept. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8627-9) celebrates unexpected friendship and city life from the perspective of pigeons. Ages 4–8.

S&S/Beach Lane

Looking for Smile by Ellen Tarlow, illus. by Lauren Stringer (Sept. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6619-7). Bear wakes one day to find his Smile gone and enlists his friends to help him find it. Ages up to 8.

We Disagree by Bethanie Deeney Murguia (Aug. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3880-4). Can a mouse and a squirrel who don’t seem to agree on anything possibly be friends? Ages up to 8.

The Chicken Who Couldn’t by Jan Thomas (Oct. 6, $17.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4169-9699-6). After falling out of Farmer’s truck, Chicken must find his own way home. Ages 3–5.

The Beak Book by Robin Page (Jan. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6041-6) details some surprising ways birds use their unique beaks. Ages 3–8.

Crossings by Katy S. Duffield, illus. by Mike Orodán (Oct. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6579-4), reveals how wildlife crossings around the world are helping save thousands of animals every day. Ages 3–8.

Round by Jennifer Ward, illus. by Lisa Congdon (Sept. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3119-5), presents a rhyming exploration of the many round things found in nature. Ages 3–8.

Try It! by Mara Rockliff, illus. by Giselle Potter (Jan. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6007-2), profiles Frieda Caplan, the produce pioneer who changed the way we eat by introducing Americans to new fruits and vegetables. Ages 3–8.

How to Find a Bird by Jennifer Ward, illus. by Diana Sudyka (Aug. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6705-6), is a guide for budding young birders. Ages 4–8.

My Creepy Valentine by Arthur Howard (Oct. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5840-5). A witch thinks Valentine’s Day is way too lovey-dovey until she meets a boy who knocks her right off her broom. Ages 4–8.


Motor Mouse Books by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Arthur Howard, revs up with Motor Mouse Delivers (Aug. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9128-0), ages up to 8. Weather Walks by April Pulley Sayre gains Feel the Fog (Sept. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3760-9), ages 3–8. And the Farmer Books by Marla Frazee rolls on with The Farmer and the Monkey (Sept. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4619-9), ages 4–8.

S&S/Little Simon

Be Mine, Porcupine by Hannah Eliot, illus. by Kathryn Selbert (Dec. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-7579-3). All animals deserve Valentines—even if they aren’t soft or cuddly. Ages up to 4.

Curls by Ruth Forman, illus. by Geneva Bowers (Jan. 12, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-4631-1), is an ode to African American girls and the beauty of their curls. Ages up to 4.

How Big Is Zagnodd? by Sandra Boynton (Aug. 25, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-8256-2) takes readers zipping through outer space to meet a variety of aliens. Ages up to 4.

If It’s Christmas and You Know It by Hannah Eliot, illus. by Carol Herring (Sept. 15, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-7578-6), puts a holiday spin on “If You’re Happy and You Know It.” Ages up to 4.

Rock-a-Bye, Forest by Hannah Eliot, illus. by Chie Boyd (Sept. 8, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-6875-7). Forest animals prepare for bedtime in a story inspired by “Rock-a-Bye, Baby.” Ages up to 4.

Hide and Seek in the House (Dec. 8, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-7748-3) and Hide and Seek on the Farm (Oct. 20, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-7749-0) by Lucie Brunellière offer lift-the-flap challenges to find animals hiding in the house; and on the farm. Ages up to 2.

Peek-a-Boo Little Reindeer by Yu-Hsuan Huang (Sept. 15, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-5181-0). A little reindeer gives Christmas gifts to all his animal friends. Ages up to 4.

All the Little Snowflakes by Cindy Jin, illus. by Dawn M. Cardona (Sept. 15, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-7099-6), features die-cut snowflakes. Ages 1–5.

Bunny Ears by Jeffrey Burton, illus. by Julia Green (Jan. 19, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-8251-7), offers a board-book bunny tale. Ages 1–5.

Hooray for Easter! by Cindy Jin, illus. by Emily Emerson (Jan. 19, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-8238-8) is a search-and-find counting book. Ages 1–5.

Hurry, Santa! by Tomie dePaola (Sept. 15, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-6405-6). Santa is getting ready for his big night when he’s really got to go—to the potty! Ages 1–5.

Little Joy (Oct. 6, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-7744-5) and Little Love (Dec. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-7745-2) by Nadine Brun-Cosme, illus. by Marion Cocklico, are first books about feelings.

Kat Needs a Nap by Greg Foley (Aug. 4, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-0684-1). Kat, the musical kitten, and Bird, her kind-hearted pal, sing a lullaby. Ages 3–5.

My Very Merry Ugly Christmas Sweater by Jeffrey Burton, illus. by Julia Green (Sept. 15, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-7678-3). Reindeer, yeti, penguins, and others get into the holiday spirit in this touch-and-feel story. Ages 3–5.


New Books for Newborns welcomes Rocking Bed of Dreams by Cari Meister, illus. by Diana Toledano (Aug. 25, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-4174-3), ages up to 3. Santa Mouse Books issues Santa Mouse Christmas Surprise by Michael Brown, illus. by Elfrieda De Witt (Sept. 15, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-3801-9), ages 1–5. World of Eric Carle by Eric Carle presents You’re My Little Baby (Aug. 25, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-7493-2), ages 2–4. Twinkle returns in Twinkle’s Pet Day by Katharine Holabird, illus. by Sarah Warburton (Jan. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2919-2), ages 3–7. Bots by Russ Bolts, illus. by Jay Cooper, adds Tinny’s Tiny Secret (Nov. 3, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7952-4), ages 5–9. And Good Dog by Cam Higgins, illus. by Ariel Landy, debuts with Herd You Loud and Clear (Dec. 15, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7906-7), Home Is Where the Heart Is (Dec. 15, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7900-5), and Raised in a Barn (Dec. 15, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7903-6), ages 5–9.

Henry Heckelbeck stars in Henry Heckelbeck Spells Trouble by Wanda Coven, illus. by Priscilla Burris (Sept. 15, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6119-2), ages 5–9. New Itty Bitty Princess Kitty titles are Cloud Race (Oct. 13, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6640-1), Star Showers (Aug. 4, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6360-8), and Un-Fairy (Dec. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6643-2), ages 5–9. Jeanie & Genie are new on the scene in Follow Your Art (Jan. 5, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7471-0), First Wish (Jan. 5, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7465-9), and Relax to the Max (Jan. 5, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7468-0) by Trish Granted, illus. by Manuela Lopez, ages 5–9. And Mia Mayhem returns in Mia Mayhem and the Super Family Field Day (Sept. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7720-9) and Mia Mayhem and the Super Switcheroo (Jan. 12, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8439-9) by Kara West, illus. by Leeza Hernandez, ages 5–9.

Also due are additions, in various formats, to the following series: Critter Club, Daisy Dreamer, Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol, and Heidi Hecklebeck.


Perfect Pigeons by Katherine Battersby (Sept. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5781-2). One plucky pigeon dares to fly against the flock. Ages 4–8.

Porcupine Cupid by Jason June, illus. by Lori Richmond (Dec. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8101-4). A porcupine hatches a prickly plan to bring his animal friends together on Valentine’s Day. Ages 4–8.

Double the Danger and Zero Zucchini by Betsy Uhrig (Sept. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6765-1). Alex attempts to transform his aunt’s boring children’s book into an exciting one by giving her some ideas. Ages 8–12.

Magic Dark and Strange by Kelly Powell (Oct. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6608-1). Catherine, who is able to raise the dead, delves into her city’s dangerous magical underworld to stop a series of murders. Ages 12 and up.

Recommended for You by Laura Silverman (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7419-2). Teen bookstore staffers Shoshanna and Jake compete for their store’s top bookseller bonus. Ages 12 and up.

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn (Sept. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4160-6). This contemporary fantasy brings mystery and Black girl magic to an Arthurian legend. Ages 14 and up.

Lies Like Poison by Chelsea Pitcher (Nov. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7095-8). Four estranged friends reunite when someone commits the murder they’d all planned—but didn’t go through with—and one of their own is the suspect. Ages 14 and up.

Night Shine by Tessa Gratton (Sept. 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6077-5). An orphan girl must face an ancient evil to save her kingdom’s prince. Ages 14 and up.

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong (Nov. 17, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5769-0). Set in 1920s Shanghai, this retelling of Romeo and Juliet involves rival gangs and a monster in the depths of the Huangpu River. Ages 14 and up.


At the Heels of History continues with Minsha’s Night on Ellis Island by Pam Berkman and Dorothy Hearst, illus. by Claire Powell (Aug. 18, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-3338-0), ages 6–9. And Eldest Curses by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu carries on with The Lost Book of the White (Sept. 1, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9512-7), ages 14 and up.


If Dominican Were a Color by Sili Recio, illus. by Brianna McCarthy (Sept. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6179-6), celebrates the joy of being Dominican and the palette of Hispaniola. Ages 4–8.

Me & Mama by Cozbi A. Cabrera (Aug. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5421-7) pays tribute to the bond between a mother and a daughter as they spend a rainy day together. Ages 4–8.

S&S/Simon Pulse

Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland (Aug. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4863-6). A Mexican American teen discovers connections between immigration, folklore, and alien life. Ages 12 and up.

Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett (Nov. 10, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-2518-7). An ambitious teen returns to her hometown only to have her plans interrupted after falling for the town’s “bad boy”—her childhood best friend. Ages 14 and up.


St. Rosetta’s Academy by Sandhya Menon issues Of Princes and Promises (Jan. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1757-1), ages 12 and up. Light as a Feather by Zoe Aarsen concludes with Silent as the Grave (Sept. 29, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-4433-1), ages 13–17. Field Party by Abbi Glines adds Game Changer (Nov. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3093-8), ages 14 and up. And A Sanctuary Novel by Caryn Lix wraps up with Salvation (Aug. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5643-3), ages 14 and up.

S&S/Simon Spotlight


New Ready-to-Reads are The Bug in the Bog (Dec. 8, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7723-0) by Jonathan Fenske and Roller Bears by Eric Seltzer, illus. by Tom Disbury (Nov. 24, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7553-3), ages 3–5; and Bunny Will Not Jump! by Jason Tharp (Dec. 8, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8302-6), ages 4–6. Baby by DreamWorks opens with Master of Naptime by Tina Gallo, illus. by Sydney Hanson (Dec. 8, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-7982-1); Party Animals! by Ximena Hastings (Dec. 8, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-6945-7); and You be You! by Maggie Testa (Dec. 8, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-8058-2), ages up to 3. And Rhyme Time Town revs up with Will You Twinkle, Little Star? by Ximena Hastings (Dec. 8, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-7361-4), ages up to 3; and Let’s Help Humpty by Patty Michaels (Dec. 8, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7976-0) and Welcome to Rhyme Time Town! by Natalie Shaw (Dec. 8, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8059-9), ages 3–5.

Angelina Ballerina by Katharine Holabird, illus. by Helen Craig, welcomes Angelina Ballerina Loves Ice-Skating! (Aug. 25, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-6959-4), ages 2–5; Angelina Feels Like Dancing! (Dec. 8, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-8006-3), ages 3–7; and Angelina Ballerina Dresses Up (Aug. 25, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6951-8), Big Dreams! (Dec. 8, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8221-0), Cupcake Day! (Dec. 8, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8061-2), and Sleepover Party! (Aug. 25, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6953-2), ages 4–6. Crayola offers with Christmas Makes Me Feel Pine Green! by Ximena Hastings, illus. by Mette Engell (Sept. 15, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-7088-0), ages 2–5; and Valentine’s Day Makes Me Feel Razzle Dazzle Rose! by Patty Michaels, illus. by Mette Engell (Dec. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-7073-6), ages 3–5. And Adventures of Otto by David Milgrim issues For Otto (Aug. 25, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6566-4), ages 3–5.

My First adds My First Kitten by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, photos by Jill Wachter (Dec. 8, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7753-7), ages 3–5. New Super Facts for Super Kids by Thea Feldman, illus. by Lee Cosgrove, are Polar Bear Fur Isn’t White! (Aug. 25, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7663-9), ages 3–5; and Alligators and Crocodiles Can’t Chew! (Dec. 8, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7979-1), ages 5–7. Rumble Movie tie-ins include Monster Matchup! by Tina Gallo (Dec. 22, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7611-0) and World of Monster Wrestling by Maggie Testa (Dec. 22, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8250-0), ages 3–7; Back in the Ring by May Nakamura (Dec. 22, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7658-5), ages 5–7; and Rumble Movie Novelization by Michael Anthony Steel (Dec. 22, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7661-5), ages 8–12. Ryan’s World by Ryan Kaji features Ryan’s Dinosaur Egg-Venture! (Dec. 8, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8200-5), ages 3–7; and Ryan’s World of Science (Dec. 8, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6810-8), ages 4–6. And Boss Baby TV spotlights Puppy Party! by Tina Gallo (Dec. 8, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7460-4), ages 4–6.

DreamWorks Dragons: Rescue Riders debuts with Dragon Day!, adapted by Tina Gallo (Aug. 25, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7412-3); Dragon Heroes, adapted by Natalie Shaw (Aug. 25, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7669-1); and Mystery of the Dragon Eggs by Maggie Testa (Jan. 19, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8013-1), ages 4–6. And Interrupting Cow by Jane Yolen, illus. by Joelle Dreidemy, kicks off with Interrupting Cow (Aug. 25, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-5423-1) and Interrupting Cow and the Chicken Crossing the Road (Dec. 8, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8159-6), ages 4–6. Max & Mo return in Max & Mo’s 100th Day of School! by Patricia Lakin, illus. by Priscilla Lamont (Nov. 3, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6325-7), ages 4–6. School of Fish by Jane Yolen, illus. by Mike Moran, swims along with Crossing the Current (Dec. 8, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6628-9) and Testing the Waters (Aug. 25, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6625-8), ages 4–6. And Wonders of America by Marion Dane Bauer, illus. by John Wallace, offers Yosemite (Dec. 8, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7781-0), ages 4–6.

7 Habits of Happy Kids greets Goob and His Grandpa by Sean Covey, illus. by Stacy Curtis (Aug. 25, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-4464-5), ages 5–7. Hotel Transylvania gains Bat Flap Fever! by Ximena Hastings (Aug. 25, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7110-8), ages 5–7. If You Love Books, You Could Be... by Elizabeth Dennis, illus. by Natalie Kwee (Aug. 25, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7101-6), joins If You Love, ages 5–7. Really Rotten Princess by Lady Cecily Snodgrass, illus. by Mike Lester, gains Really Rotten Princess and the Awful, Icky Election (Aug. 25, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7928-9), ages 5–7. Donut Dreams by Coco Simon delivers Donut for Your Thoughts (Aug. 25, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7372-0) and Ready, Set, Bake! (Dec. 8, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8037-7), ages 8–12. New additions to Franken-Sci High by Mark Young, illus. by Mariano Epelbaum, are Creature in Room #YTH-125 (Aug. 25, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4814-9142-6) and The Good, the Bad, and the Accidentally Evil! (Dec. 22, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4814-9145-7), ages 8–12. And Sprinkle Sundays by Coco Simon serves up Ice Cream and Sweet Dreams (Dec. 8, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8080-3) and Ice Cream Queen (Aug. 25, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7116-0), ages 8–12.

Also due, in various formats, are additions to the following series: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, PJ Masks, and Peanuts.


Pet by Matthew Van Fleet, photos by Brian Stanton (Dec. 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8247-0), provides an interactive introduction to an assortment of pets. Ages 2 and up.

Breaking the Ice by Angie Bullaro, illus. by C.F. Payne (Sept. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2557-6). This portrait of Manon Rhéaume, the only woman to play a game in the NHL, features an afterword by Rhéaume. Ages 4–8.

Dinosong by Tim McCanna, illus. by Richard Smythe (Aug. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3002-0), follows a triceratops, a sauropod, and an ankylosaur on a sound-filled adventure. Ages 4–8.

Ducks on the Road by Anita Lobel (Jan. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6592-3). A family of ducks who are out for a walk happen upon an unexpected friendship. Ages 4–8.

Hamilton by Frank Keating, illus. by Mike Wimmer (Sept. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0656-8), profiles Founding Father and first secretary of the U.S. Treasury Alexander Hamilton. Ages 4–8.

Marjory Saves the Everglades by Sandra Neil Wallace, illus. by Rebecca Gibbon (Sept. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3154-6), introduces Marjory Stoneman Douglas, the journalist who helped save the Florida Everglades from development and ruin. Ages 4–8.

Small Walt Spots Dot by Elizabeth Verdick, illus. by Marc Rosenthal (Sept. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4284-9). Walt the snow plow and his driver encounter a stray puppy. Ages 4–8.

Sticks and Stones by Patricia Polacco (Oct. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2622-1). Three inseparable friends support each other in the face of bullying so they can pursue their talents and achieve their dreams. Ages 4–8.

When I Draw a Panda by Amy June Bates (Sept. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5148-2). When a girl draws a panda, it comes to life and helps her embrace her own creativity and unique way of seeing the world. Ages 4–8.

Music Is... by Stephen T. Johnson (Oct. 27, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4169-9950-8) showcases 10 types of music—and a surprise finale—in an accordion format. Ages 4–10.

Noah McNichol and the Backstage Ghost by Martha Freeman (Jan. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6290-8). When Noah’s teacher breaks her leg, Noah’s grandfather—a ghost—steps in to help with the school’s production of Hamlet. Ages 8–12.


Max and Ruby Adventures by Rosemary Wells issues Max & Ruby and the Babysitting Squad (Oct. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6328-8), ages 4–8. And Poppy Pendle pops up in The Daring of Della Dupree by Natasha Lowe (Aug. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4367-9), ages 8–12.

Soho Teen

Wider Than the Sky by Katherine Rothschild (Jan. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64129-113-2). Twin sisters grapple with the sudden loss of their father and the revelation that he died of an HIV-related infection. Ages 14–18.

Sounds True

I Am the Jungle: A Yoga Adventure by Melissa Hurt, illus. by Katy Tanis (Aug. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68364-382-1), introduces yoga poses inspired by the natural world. Ages 4–8.

Sloth Wasn’t Sleepy by Kate Messner, illus. by Valentina Toro (Jan. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68364-546-7). A mama sloth shows her baby the secrets to falling asleep in a calm and comforting environment. Ages 4–8.

Yogasaurus & Rex: A Tale of the New Dinosaur on the Block by Catherine Bailey, illus. by Alex Willmore (Oct. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68364-414-9). When a yoga-loving dinosaur comes to town, Rex and his friends discover there’s more to strength than big muscles and bad attitudes. Ages 4–8.


Hello, Sun! by Sarah Jane Hinder
welcomes Hello, Moon! A Yoga Moon Salutation for Bedtime (Oct. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68364-622-8), ages 4–8. And I Am a Warrior Goddess presents I Am a Kindness Hero by Jennifer Adams, illus. by Carme Lemniscates (Jan. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68364-472-9), ages 4–8.


Wishes and Wellingtons by Julie Berry (Oct. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-72822-325-4). When Maeve discovers a djinni in a sardine tin at her London boarding school, she goes on magical adventures with an orphan boy and her roommate. Ages 8–11.

Alone in the Woods by Rebecca Behrens (Oct. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-7337-8). Stranded in the woods, two former best friends must work together to stay alive. Ages 8–12.

The Nightmare Thief by Nicole Lesperance (Jan. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-72821-534-1). A girl battles a nightmare thief to protect her family’s dream shop. Ages 8–14.

Scritch Scratch by Lindsay Currie (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-72820-972-2). Claire, who suffers from anxiety, believes she is being haunted by a mysterious boy she first saw on one of her father’s ghost-themed Chicago tours. Ages 10–14.


Haunted by Joel Sutherland continues with Field of Screams (Aug. 4, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72822-594-4) and The Nightmare Next Door (Aug. 4, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72822-588-3), ages 8–12. And The List by Patricia Forde concludes with The Last Lie (Aug. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-9333-8), ages 10–14.

Sourcebooks Explore

No Reading Allowed: The Worst Read-Aloud Book Ever by Raj Haldar and Chris Carpenter, illus. by Bryce Gladfelter (Nov. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-72820-659-2), pairs similar-sounding sentences and illustrates them in two very different ways. Ages 4–8.

A Thousand No’s by DJ Corchin, illus. by Dan Dougherty (Aug. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-72821-919-6), demonstrates that even great ideas are sometimes inititally met with a “no.” Ages 4–8.

Pranklab by Chris Ferrie et al. (Jan. 29, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72822-374-2) shows how to learn about science while performing fun pranks. Ages 8–12.

The Radium Girls: The Scary but True Story of the Poison That Made People Glow in the Dark (young readers’ ed.) by Kate Moore (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-72821-034-6) tells of young women who were exposed to the “wonder drug” radium and their struggle for justice. Ages 8–12.


Baby Chef serves up A Recipe for How Much I Miss You by Danielle Kartes, illus. by Dubravka Kolanovic (Sept. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72822-113-7), ages up to 3; and My Very First Cookbook by Danielle Kartes, illus. by Annie Wilkinson (Oct. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-72821-419-1), ages 4–8. Baby University enrolls ABCs of Biochemistry by Cara Florance (Sept. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4926-9401-4), ABCs of Economics by Chris Ferrie and Veronica Goodman (Aug. 4, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72822-040-6), and ABCs of Oceanography (Aug. 4, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4926-8081-9) and Climate Change for Babies (Aug. 4, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4926-8082-6) by Ferrie and Katherina Petrou, ages up to 3. And I Can Code by Vicky Fang, illus. by Jade Orlando, offers I Can Code: And/Or (Oct. 6, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72820-959-3) and I Can Code: If/Then (Oct. 6, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72820-957-9), ages up to 3.

My First STEAM Words by Chris Ferrie, illus. by Lindsay Dale-Scott, gains My First 100 Nature Words (Nov. 3, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72822-034-5), My First 100 Ocean Words (Dec. 1, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72822-860-0), and My First 100 Space Words (Dec. 1, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72822-037-6), ages up to 3. Band Bios adds Queen: The Unauthorized Biography by Soledad Romero, illus. by Laura Castello (Aug. 4, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-72821-091-9, ages 4–8. Kicking off I Feel... by DJ Corchin are I Feel... (Nov. 3, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-72821-946-2), I Feel... Awesome (Nov. 3, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-72821-973-8), and I Feel... Different (Nov. 3, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-72821-970-7), ages 4–8. And Band Nerds plays on with Poetry from the 13th Chair Trombone Player (Oct. 6, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72821-982-0) and The Marching Band Nerds Handbook: Rules from the 13th Chair Trombone Player (Oct. 6, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72821-976-9) by DJ Corchin, illus. by Dan Dougherty, ages 13–18.

Sourcebooks Explore/Dawn

If Animals Built Your House by Bill Wise, illus. by Rebecca Evans (Oct. 6, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-58469-676-6), highlights the engineering feats that animals accomplish when building their habitats. Ages 4–8.

Plants Fight Back by Lisa Amstutz, illus. by Rebecca Evans (Oct. 6, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-58469-672-8), explains how plants use defenses to survive when danger is near. Ages 4–8.

Sourcebooks Fire

Be Dazzled by Ryan La Sala (Jan. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-8269-1). When Raffy has to work with his ex-boyfriend in a design competition, they must juggle unresolved feelings. Ages 14–18.

Even If We Break by Marieke Nijkamp (Sept. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-3611-3). Things turn deadly when five friends with a complicated history go on a weekend getaway to a cabin to play their favorite role-playing game. Ages 14–18.

Five Total Strangers by Natalie D. Richards (Oct. 6, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4926-5721-7). Mira hitches a ride home in a snowstorm and she suspects that one of her fellow passengers is sabotaging the trip. Ages 14–18.

The Girl Who Wasn’t There by Penny Joelson (Nov. 3, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4926-9885-2). When Kasia witnesses a crime, she believes a girl in the window across the street saw it, too—and then discovers there is no girl. Ages 14–18.

It Came from the Sky by Chelsea Sedoti (Aug. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-7302-6). Two brothers concoct a story that their town was invaded by aliens and have to go to enormous lengths to keep up their lie. Ages 14–18.

Prelude for Lost Souls by Helene Dunbar (Aug. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-6737-7) follows two boys who live in a special town where almost everyone can talk to the dead. Ages 14–18.

We Were Restless Things by Cole Nagamatsu (Oct. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-72821-659-1). Three friends seek the truth about the death of their friend, who drowned in the woods, miles from any water. Ages 14–18.

What She Found in the Woods by Josephine Angelini (Dec. 1, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72821-627-0). After a scandal results in her being shipped off to stay with her grandparents, Magda finds solace in the hiking trails behind their house. Ages 14–18.


The Beast Charmer by Maxym M. Martineau continues with The Frozen Prince (Dec. 1, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72822-935-5), ages 14–18. The final Brooklyn Brujas title by Zoraida Córdova is Wayward Witch (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5068-3), Ages 14–18. And The Empirium Trilogy by Claire Legrand concludes with Lightbringer (Oct. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5668-5), ages 14–18.

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

Ten on a Twig by Lo Cole (Sept. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-72821-593-8). Page by page, birds fall off the twig they were sitting upon. Ages up to 3.

Trap the Monster by Agnese Baruzzi (Sept. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72820-945-6) allows readers to allay their fear of monsters by locking a wolf behind bars or sending a vampire away in a rocket ship. Ages up to 4.

I Promise You by Marianne Richmond (Oct. 6, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-72822-902-7) spotlights some of the reassuring promises that parents make to their children. Ages 2–8.

Fussy Flamingo by Shelly Vaughan James, illus. by Matthew Rivera (Aug. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-72820-970-8). A picky flamingo sneaks snacks that turn her feathers various colors. Ages 4–8.

Off to See the Sea by Nikki Grimes, illus. by Elizabeth Zunon (Jan. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-3829-2). Bath time becomes an imagination-fueled adventure on the high seas. Ages 4–8.

Pirate Nell’s Tale to Tell: A Storybook Adventure by Helen Docherty, illus. by Thomas Docherty (Sept. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-9867-8). Nell uses her books and pirate knowledge to save the day and lead the crew to buried treasure. Ages 4–8.

The Ultimate Survival Guide to Bedtime Monsters by Mitch Frost, illus. by Daron Parton (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-72821-004-9), outlines 10 steps to address fears about monsters and help kids in their bedtime routine. Ages 4–8.

Sourcebooks Wonderland

The ABCs of Love by Rose Rossner, illus. by AndoTwin (Dec. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72822-095-6), expresses ways, from A to Z, to show love to your little one. Ages up to 3.

Grandma’s Sugar Cookie by Rose Rossner (Sept. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72821-513-6) celebrates the special bond between a grandmother and her grandchild. Ages up to 3.

I Love You More, Babysaur by Rose Rossner (Jan. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72822-295-0) offers dinosaur puns and a heartwarming message. Ages up to 3.

Always So Grumpy by Erin Guendelsberger, illus. by AndoTwin (Sept. 1, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-72821-620-1). Readers’ interactions with this book help cheer up a grumpy hedgehog. Ages 4–7.

’Twas the Night Before Christmas on the Farm by Craig Manning (Sept. 1, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-72820-625-7). A lamb finds a special visitor to the farm on Christmas Eve. Ages 4–7.

Dear Grandma by Susanna Leonard Hill, illus. by John Joseph (Jan. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-72822-261-5), is a love letter from grandchild to grandmother. Ages 4–8.

Little Red Sleigh by Erin Guendelsberger (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-72822-355-1). The Little Red Sleigh is determined to become Santa’s big red sleigh. Ages 4–9.


Sesame Street Scribbles adds Cookies for Elmo: A Little Book About the Big Power of Sharing by Sesame Workshop and Erin Guendelsberger (Oct. 1, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-72820-627-1); and Sweet Dreams: A Goodnight Lullaby by Sesame Workshop, illus. by Marybeth Nelson (Sept. 1, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-72822-920-1), ages 3–7. And How to Catch by Adam Wallace, illus. by Andy Elkerton, welcomes How to Catch a Yeti (Sept. 1, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-72821-674-4), ages 4–10.

Square One


Freeing Freddie the Dream Weaver greets Revealing Freddie: The Light Within—Reader by Brent Feinberg (Aug. 15, $16.95 board book, ISBN 978-0-7570-0498-8), ages 8–12.


I Am Thankful by Kathryn Jewitt, illus. by Lizzy Doyle (Oct. 20, $12.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-4549-4308-2), lists things a child is thankful for. Ages up to 3.

The Ninth Night of Hanukkah by Erica S. Perl, illus. by Shahar Kober (Sept. 15, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-4088-3). Max and Rachel celebrate an extra night of Hanukkah to thank the neighbors who helped their family settle into their new apartment. Ages 3–8.

Bling Blaine: Throw Glitter, Not Shade by Rob Sanders, illus. by Letizia Rizzo (Aug. 11, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-3456-1). Friends support Blaine when he’s bullied for liking bling and sparkle in his wardrobe. Ages 4–7.

Judge Juliette by Laura Gehl, illus. by Mari Lobo (Aug. 25, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-3432-5). Juliette adjudicates neighborhood disputes from her backyard, including her parents’ argument about what kind of pet to get. Ages 4–7.

Song of the Court by Katy Farina (Aug. 25, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4549-3301-4). Two unlikely friends encourage each other to pursue their dreams. Ages 6–8.

Dragon Mountain by Katie and Kevin Tsang (Oct. 6, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-3596-4). In this fantasy series debut, four new friends at a language and culture camp in China open a crack in an ancient mountain. Ages 8–12.

Jonesy Flux and the Gray Legion by James Pray (Oct. 13, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-3835-4) begins a space-adventure series featuring a girl who gains strange powers following an accident on a forbidden part of the spaceship. Ages 8–12.

The Magic in Changing Your Stars by Leah Henderson (Aug. 4, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-3406-6). Ailey travels to 1939 Harlem via a pair of magic tap shoes his grandfather says were a gift from Bill “Bojangles” Robinson. Ages 8–12.

Climate Change: The Real Problem and What We Can Do to Fix It by Andrés Lozano (Nov. 10, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-4277-1) addresses why
climate change is real, why it’s serious, what’s causing it, and how we can fix it. Ages 9–12.

It’s OK to Not Be OK: A Guide to Self-Care by Claire Eastham, illus. by Jessica Smith (Jan. 12, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-4278-8), aims to help readers develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them. Ages 9–12.

Take Three Girls by Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell, and Fiona Wood (Oct. 6, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-3827-9). A trio of unlikely friends team up to take down the school cyberbully. Ages 13–17.


Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast by Josh Funk, illus. by Brendan Kearney, offers Short & Sweet (Sept. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-3427-1), ages 4–8. Mice Skating by Annie Silvestro, illus. by Christee Curran-Bauer, glides along with Sugar and Spice and Everything Mice (Oct. 6, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-3435-6), ages 4–8. Horse Club Mysteries by Emma Walden releases Riding Up a Storm (Sept. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4549-4190-3) and The Secret of Horse Club (Aug. 4, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4549-4189-7), ages 6–8. Great Book Of... debuts with The Great Book of Dinosaurs (Sept. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-4111-8) and The Great Book of Dragons (Sept. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-4112-5) by Federica Magrin; and The Great Book of Fantastic Creatures (Sept. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-4113-2) and The Great Book of Monsters of the Deep (Sept. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-4114-9) by Giuseppe D’Anna, all illus. by Anna Láng, ages 7–12. Choose Your Destiny! adds Shockwave by Jack Heath (Oct. 6, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4549-3845-3), ages 8–12. Countdown to Disaster by Jack Heath gains 400 Minutes of Danger (Oct. 6, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4549-3839-2), ages 8–12. And The Young Witch’s Guide to Crystals (Aug. 4, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-3680-0) and The Young Witch’s Guide to Magick by Cassandra Eason, illus. by Laura Tolton (Aug. 4, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-3685-5) kick off The Young Witch’s Guides, ages 12–18.

Sterling/Get Creative 6

A Is for Angel: The Alphabet in Sacred Art by Adrienne Keogler, Katie Keogler, and Jaimee Keogler (Aug. 4, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-68462-011-1) pairs classic works of art with the ABCs of Catholicism. Ages up to 7.


Baby’s First Kind Words by Hsinping Pan (Sept. 15, $6.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-63586-250-8) introduces language and actions that demonstrate affection and caring. Ages up to 3.

Food Faces by Deanna F. Cook (Sept. 15, $6.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-63586-279-9) displays animal faces made of favorite foods. Ages up to 3.

Studio Fun International


Disney Stories for Little Hands adds Classic Tails (Sept. 8, board book, $9.99, ISBN 9780794446024), ages up to 2. Nickelodeon Blue's Clues & You! adds Colors with Blue (Sept. 15, board book, $10.99, ISBN 9780794446222), ages up to 2. New Blippi books are Merry Christmas by Thea Feldman (Sept. 15, board book, $5.99, ISBN 9780794445638), ages up to 2; It's Christmastime! (Sept. 15, paper, $4.99, ISBN 9780794446857); It's Time to Play: All-Star Reader Pre-K by Nancy Parent, illus. by Ciro Cangialosi (Sept. 15, paper, $4.99, ISBN 9780794445485), and This is My Neighborhood: All-Star Reader Level 1 by Nancy Parent, illus. by Ciro Cangialosi (Oct. 6, paperback, $4.99, ISBN 9780794445409), ages 3–5. Joining Disney is Everyone Loves Mickey (Sept. 8, board book, $6.99, ISBN 9780794445041), ages 3–5. Disney Frozen 2 gains Elements of Nature by Suzanne Francis (Sept. 22, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 9780794445973) and Explore the North by Suzanne Francis (Oct. 6, board book, $10.99, ISBN 9780794446277), ages 3–5. Disney Junior T.O.T.S. adds Time to Fly! (Sept. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 9780794445454), ages 3–5. Disney Mickey greets Disney Mickey Clubhouse Christmas (Sept. 22, board book, $6.99, ISBN 9780794445010); No Nap for Pluto by Nancy Parent, illus. by Massimo Asaro (Sept. 15, paper, $4.99, ISBN 9780794445263), ages 3–5; and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Nov. 3, $9.99, ISBN 9780794447076), ages 6–8. Fisher Price Little People presents Santa's Little Helpers by Gina Gold, illus. by Ernie Kwiat (Sept. 15, board book, $5.99, ISBN 9780794446116), ages 3–5. Marvel’s Super Hero Adventures gains Ten Mighty Heroes (Sept. 15, board book, $12.99, ISBN 9780794446369), ages 3–5. Nickelodeon Blue’s Clues & You titles are Let's Go, Blue! by Grace Baranowski (Sept. 29, board book, $13.99, ISBN 9780794446239) and Whose Clues? Blue's Clues! (Oct. 20, board book, $10.99, ISBN 9780794446253), ages 3–5. Nickelodeon PAW Patrol adds Happy Valentine’s Day, Adventure Bay! (Dec. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 9780794446444), ages 3–5. Joining Nickelodeon ​is Storybook Collection Advent Calendar (Sept. 29, $24.99, ISBN 9780794446666), ages 3–5. And Peppa Pig plays on with Music Player by Meredith Rusu (Oct. 6, $19.99, ISBN 9780794445997), ages 3–5.

TA-DA Language Productions

A Funny Day at the Zoo by Michelle Glorieux, illus. by Kelsey Suan (Oct. 6, $21.99 ISBN 978-0-9988305-0-6). In this first book in TA-DA’s Language Adventures series, a boy discovers a not-so-typical zoo. Also available in Spanish, Mandarin, French, and German editions. Ages up to 5.

Children’s Talking Dictionary by Michelle Glorieux, illus. by Michelle Hiraishi (Oct. 6, $59.99, ISBN 978-1-952583-00-1) features 10 illustrated scenes, nearly 1,000 words, and more than 10,000 pronunciations. Ages 6-14.

Title in Spanish

Un viaje mágico de campamento (A Magical Camping Trip) by Michelle Glorieux, illus. by Kelsey Suan (Oct. 6, $21.99 ISBN 978-1-952583-02-5). Ages up to 5.


The Bookweaver’s Daughter by Malavika Kannan (Sept. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-939100-41-2). In this story of magic, lore, and female friendship set in the ancient Indian kingdom of Kasmira, Reya must protect her father’s secret in order to guard his life. Ages 12 and up.

Surviving the Angel of Death:
True Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz by Eva Mozes Kor and Lisa Rojany Buccieri (Oct. 15, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-939100-44-3). This updated edition of Kor’s harrowing experiences as a child prisoner in Auschwitz contains new material. Ages 12 and up.


New LieOgraphies by Alan Katz, illus. by Tracy Hill, are The LieOgraphy of Amelia Earhart: The Absolutely Untrue, Totally Made Up, 100% Fake Life Story of a Great American Aviator (Oct. 15, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-939100-48-1), The LieOgraphy of Babe Ruth: The Absolutely Untrue, Totally Made Up, 100% Fake Life Story of Baseball’s Greatest Slugger (Oct. 15, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-939100-46-7), and The LieOgraphy of Thomas Edison: The Absolutely Untrue, Totally Made Up, 100% Fake Life Story of the World’s Greatest Inventor (Oct. 15, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-939100-47-4), ages 7 and up.

Thames & Hudson

If I Had a Unicorn by Alex Barrow and Gabby Dawnay (Sept. 22, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65226-8) imagines what it would be like to have a unicorn as a pet. Ages 3–5.

Keep an Eye on Ivy by Barroux (Sept. 22, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65253-4) relays the story of a growing plant and the family members who disappear, one by one, as they look after it. Ages 3–5.

You Might Find Yourself by Tai Snaith (Sept. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-76076-033-5) follows a curious child as they navigate the endless possibilities of the world through their imagination. Ages 3–5.

Make Yourself at Home by Signe Torp (Oct. 20, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65214-5) spotlights 10 homes around the world, including a houseboat, igloo, and windmill. Ages 5–8.

A Train Journey by Gérard LoMonaco (Nov. 3, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65182-7) features pop-up images of iconic trains that changed the history of rail travel. Ages 6–8.

Marvelous Magicians by Lydia Corry (Sept. 1, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65221-3) is an illustrated history of magic showcasing an array of illusionists, their stories, and signature tricks. Ages 7–12.

Modern Art Explorer: Discover the Stories Behind Famous Artworks by Alice Harman, illus. by Serge Bloch (Oct. 6, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65220-6). This introduction to modern art reproduces 30 masterpieces and recounts the stories behind their creations. Ages 7–12.


Curious Questions About Your Favorite Pets adds Why Do Cats Meow? by Lily Snowden-Fine (Sept. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65238-1), ages 4–8.

Tiger Tales

A Bedtime Hug by Patricia Hegarty, illus. by Megan Higgins (Nov. 3, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-641-1). Flaps lift to reveal baby animals receiving bedtime hugs. Ages 2–5.

Bee Mine by Patricia Hegarty, illus. by Bryony Clarkson (Nov. 3, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-639-8), journeys through a field filled with bugs, bees, and butterflies. Ages 2–5.

Let’s Find the Kitten (Sept. 15, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-628-2) and Let’s Find the Puppy (Sept. 15, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-629-9), illus. by Alex Willmore. Readers can find hidden animals in these books with die-cut pages and flaps. Ages 2–5.

Let’s Play, Noisy Dinosaur! by Georgiana Deutsch, illus. by Adele Dafflon (Sept. 22, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-631-2). One friendly mouse, two cheerful elephants, and more friends explore the world of numbers. Ages 2–5.

Owl Always Love You by Patricia Hegarty, illus. by Bryony Clarkson (Aug. 25, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-640-4). This bedtime book with die-cut pages takes reader through a forest filled with sleepy animals. Ages 2–5.

The Snowiest Christmas Ever! by Jane Chapman (Sept. 15, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-635-0). After wishing for a snowy Christmas, bear cubs worry that Santa won’t deliver presents when the falling snow clogs the chimney. Ages 2–5.

Stomp, Stomp! by Isabel Otter, illus. by Sophie Ledesma (Sept. 8, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-644-2). This tale with flaps and sliders portrays Little Dino at play. Ages 2–5.

The Very Noisy Night by Diana Hendry, illus. by Jane Chapman (Sept. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-646-6). When Little Mouse can’t sleep because of the noises he hears outside, Big Mouse comes to the rescue. Ages 2–5.

What Can You See? at Night (Aug. 11, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-615-2) and What Can You See? on the Farm (Aug. 11, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-614-5) by Kate Ware, illus. by Maria Perera. In these books, readers peek through the pages to discover the world at night; and life on a farm. Ages 2–5.

When I Grow Up: I Want to Be... (Aug. 25, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-613-8) and When I Grow Up: I Want to Drive... (Aug. 25, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-612-1) by Rosamund Lloyd, illus. by Richard Merritt. Flaps lift to reveal various careers; and vehicles. Ages 2–5.

Along Came a Fox by Georgiana Deutsch, illus. by Cally Johnson-Isaacs (Aug. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-226-0). Seeing her reflection in the moonlit lake, Bramble fox thinks it’s another fox and believes that it has been rude to her. Ages 3–7.

I Love You More Than Christmas by Ellie Hattie, illus. by Tim Warnes (Sept. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-208-6). Every time Little Bear tries to tell his parents that he loves them more than Christmas he’s interrupted by holiday festivities. Ages 3–7.

It’s Only One! by Tracey Corderoy, illus. by Tony Neal (Sept. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-227-7). In this tale about good citizenship, after Rhino tosses a candy wrapper on the ground, others start throwing their trash there, too, and it begins to pile up. Ages 3–7.

Kindness Grows by Britta Teckentrup (Sept. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-229-1) reveals how angry words can ruin friendships, but a gesture as simple as a smile can cause kindness to bloom and relationships to mend. Ages 3–7.

Now You See Me, Now You Don’t by Patricia Hegarty, illus. by Jonny Lambert (Oct. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-210-9). A chameleon who uses his camouflage powers to play tricks on other jungle animals meets someone who beats him at his own game. Ages 3–7.

One Christmas Wish by M. Christina Butler, illus. by Tina Macnaughton (Sept. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-212-3). What happens when Little Hedgehog’s baby mice pals want to build snow mice—but there isn’t enough snow? Ages 3–7.


Favorite Stories picks up The Lamb Who Came for Dinner by Steve Smallman, illus. by Joelle Dreidemy (Sept. 1, $23.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-224-6); and Tom’s Tail by Linda Jennings, illus. by Tim Warnes (Sept. 1, $23.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-225-3), ages 3–7. New Little Animal Rescue titles by Rachel Delahaye, illus. by Suzie Mason and Artful Doodlers, are Little Lion Rescue (Oct. 6, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68010-462-2); and Little Penguin Rescue (Oct. 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-214-7; $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68010-467-7), ages 6–9. Joining Pet Rescue Adventures are The Mystery Kitten (Sept. 15, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-222-2; $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68010-475-2), The Rescued Puppy and Other Tales (Sept. 29, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68010-478-3), Sam the Stolen Puppy (Sept. 15, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-223-9; $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68010-476-9), and The Secret Kitten and Other Tales (Sept. 29, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68010-477-6), by Holly Webb, illus. by Sophy Williams, ages 6–9. Star Friends by Linda Chapman, illus. by Lucy Fleming, greets Dark Tricks (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-216-1; $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68010-469-1) and Secret Spell (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-215-4; $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68010-468-4), ages 6–9. And Winter Journeys welcomes The Reindeer Girl by Holly Webb, illus. by Simon Mendez and Artful Doodlers (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-221-5; $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68010-474-5), ages 6–9.


Calvin Gets the Last Word by Margo Sorenson, illus. by Mike Deas (Dec. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-822-4). Calvin totes his dictionary wherever he goes, looking for the perfect word to describe his annoying older brother. Ages 5–8.

I’ll Be the Water: A Story of a Grandparent’s Love by Alec Aspinwall, illus. by Nicole Wong (Aug. 4, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-776-0). After his Grandpa’s long hospitalization, Joshua shares one more fishing adventure with him, and Grandpa reassures him he will always be near. Ages 6–8.

Starting Over in Sunset Park by Lynn McGee, illus. by Bianca Diaz and Jose Pelaez (Oct. 6, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-844-6). Caring for resilient cats helps Jessica, a newly arrived immigrant, adjust to life in New York City. Ages 6–10.

I Am Darn Tough by Licia Morelli, illus. by Maine Diaz (Sept. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-780-7). A girl finds strength and confidence through running. Ages 7–11.

Tiny Owl

The New Baby and Me by Christine Kidney, illus. by Hoda Haddadi (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-910328-18-7). Five siblings share their thoughts about what their soon-to-arrive brother will be like. Ages 3–5.

Paris Cat by Dianne Hofmeyr, illus. by Piet Grobler (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-910328-62-0). A sassy cat from the back alleys of Paris believes she is quite different from the rest of the felines. Ages 3–7.

Last: The Story of a White Rhino by Nicola Davies (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-910328-64-4). A rhinoceros captured by poachers and placed in a city zoo is finally rescued and returned to the wild. Ages 5–10.


One Story, Many Voices introduces The Secret of the Tattered Shoes by Jackie Morris, illus. by Ehsan Abdollahi (Nov. 3, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-910328-37-8), ages 5–8.


It Happened on Sweet Street by Caroline Adderson and Stéphane Jorisch (July 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-101-91885-2). Three bakers stage a competition to decide which dessert is the best. Ages 4–8.

Ocean Speaks: Marie Tharp and the Map That Moved the Earth by Jess Keating, illus. by Katie Hickey (June 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6508-0), is a picture-book biography of Tharp, the first person to map the Earth’s underwater mountain ridge. Ages 4–8.

The Barnabus Project by Terry, Eric, and Devin Fan (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6326-0). Dreaming of freedom, a half-mouse, half-elephant creature and his misfit friends embark on a perilous adventure. Ages 5–9.


Joining Disgusting Critters by Elise Gravel is The Mosquito (July 14, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6645-2), ages 6–9.



My First Book of Asian Words offers My First Book of Indonesian Words: An ABC Rhyming Book of Indonesian Language and Culture by Linda Hibbs, illus. by Julia Laud (Aug. 4, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-8048-5311-8), ages 3–8. And Children’s Favorite Stories presents Chinese Children’s Favorite Stories: Fables, Myths and Fairy Tales by Mingmei Yip (Aug. 4, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8048-5149-7); and Folk Tales from Japan: Fables, Myths and Fairy Tales for Children by Florence Sakade, illus. by Yoshio Hayashi (Aug. 4, $14.99, ISBN 978-4-8053-1472-2), ages 5–10.


My Arms Will Hold You Tight by Crystal Bowman and Teri McKinley (Jan. 12, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4964-4622-0). This bedtime book affirming the bond between parent and child features illustrations of peaceful animals. Ages up to 4.


Generation Claimed releases Chosen: Claiming Your Kingdom Purpose by Emily Assell, illus. by Lauren Copple (Nov. 3, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4964-3625-2), ages up to 3.


The Epic Bible: God’s Story from Eden to Eternity by Kingstone Media Group (Oct. 6, $34.99, ISBN 978-1-4143-9667-5) offers the Bible in full-color graphic-novel format. Ages 12–18.

Creator, Father, King: A One Year Journey with God by Joshua Cooley (Oct. 6, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4964-3494-4) presents devotional scripture and discusses how it applies to readers’ lives. Ages 13–18.

Pudge and Prejudice by A.K. Pittman (Jan. 12, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-4282-6). This homage to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is set in a Texas high school in 1984. Ages 13–18.


Engaged Schools Curriculum issues Inklings on Philosophy and Worldview: Inspired by C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton, and J.R.R. Tolkien by Matthew Dominguez (Aug. 4, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4964-2896-7), ages 13–18.

Udon Entertainment

Udon’s Art of Capcom 2 (Aug. 25, $49.99, ISBN 978-1-77294-129-6) and Udon’s Art of Capcom 3 (Sept. 29, $49.99, ISBN 978-1-77294-125-8) are compendiums of Udon artists’ renditions of the casts of Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, Strider, and other comic series. Ages 13–16.

Univ. of Minnesota

One Summer Up North by John Owens (Sept. 15, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-5179-0950-5). This wordless picture-book depicts a family canoeing and camping in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters. Ages 3–8.


Enchantment Lake Mysteries by Margi Preus (Oct. 6, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-5179-0968-0) concludes with The Silver Box, ages 10–14.



Flying Furballs continues with Downfall by Donovan Bixley (Sept. 1, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-988516-61-5), ages 7–9.



Harrowsgate adds The Bone Carver by Monique Snyman (Oct. 20, $16.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64548-008-2), ages 14–18. And A River of Secrets, Vol. 2 by Lucas Astor and Alexandrea Weis (Jan. 26, $17.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64548-016-7) is a new St. Benedict Novel, ages 14–18.


The Bad Boy and the Tomboy by Nicole Nwosu (Oct. 13, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-9893-6533-5). Romance is the last thing on Macy’s mind, until Cedric Cahill—the one boy she’s ever crushed on—asks her out on a date. Ages 12 and up.

The Bro Code by Elizabeth A. Seibert (Sept. 22, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-9893-6532-8). Nick must ask himself if being with the girl of his dreams is worth breaking the most important rule: never date your best friend’s sister. Ages 12 and up.

Entwined by A.J. Rosen (Aug. 25, $10.99 paper, 978-1-9893-6512-0). A young woman who is descended from the Greek gods is torn between her heart and her destiny. Ages 12 and up.

Historically Inaccurate by Shay Bravo (Sept. 29, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-9893-6537-3) is an #OwnVoices coming-of-age debut novel that touches on themes of immigration and identity. Ages 12 and up.

I’m a Gay Wizard in the City of the Nightmare King by V.S. Santoni (Oct. 27, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-9893-6536-6) is the sequel to I’m a Gay Wizard, featuring more magic and unicorns. Ages 14 and up.

Stay with Me by Jessica Cunsolo (Dec. 1, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-9893-6531-1). In the second book in the With Me romance trilogy, when Aiden is accused of a crime he didn’t commit, his present and future with Amelia threaten to unravel. Ages 14 and up.

Web of Life

Pika Country: Climate Change at the Top of the World by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent and Marlo Garnsworthy, photos by Dan Hartman (Sept. 22, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-970039-02-3), offers an introduction to the effects of climate change on the pika and on other life-forms in the high mountains. Ages 5–9.

West Margin

Five on the Bed by Addie Boswell (Oct. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5132-6428-8). Papercut art illustrates this bedtime counting book. Ages 3–6.

Wildlife on Paper: Animals at Risk Around the Globe by Kunal Kundu (Sept. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5132-6435-6). Featuring crumpled paper art, this book spotlights 16 at-risk animals in various habitats. Ages 6–9.

What on Earth

Marvelous Machines: A Magic Lens Book by Jane Wilsher, illus. by Andrés Lozano (Sept. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-912920-20-4), discloses the inner workings of machines and inventions. Ages 7–11.

Space Maps: Your Tour of the Universe by Lara Albanese, illus. by Tommaso Vidus Rosin (Sept. 8, $30, ISBN 978-1-912920-56-3), offers a journey through space and a look at how humans have explored our solar system and beyond with space shuttles, rockets, and probes. Ages 8–12.


What on Earth State Chronicles presents The Massachusetts Chronicles: The History of Massachusetts from Earliest Times to the Present Day by Mark Skipworth and Linda Coombs (Sept. 1, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-9998028-0-6), ages 9–12. And Music is a new Fold-Out Graphic History by Nicholas O’Neill and Susan Hayes, illus. by Ruby Taylor (Nov. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-9999679-4-9), ages 10–14.

White Star

Lift-the-Flap Earth by illus. by Lorenzo Sabbatini (Aug. 4, $14.95, ISBN 978-88-544-1659-8). Flaps lift to reveal Earth’s animals, habitats, and geology. Ages 7 and up.

What’s Inside? Discover the Secret World of Animals by Cristina Banfi and Cristina Peraboni, illus. by Giulia De Amicis (Nov. 3, $14.95, ISBN 978-88-544-1327-6), examines how ants, bears, beavers, bees, foxes, octopus, and other animal architects build their intricate dwellings. Ages 7 and up.


New Chalk Effect titles, illus. by Sara Brezzi, are The Farm (Sept. 1, $7.95 board book, ISBN 978-88-544-1695-6), The Sea (Sept. 1, $7.95 board book, ISBN 978-88-544-1696-3), Toys (Sept. 1, $7.95 board book, ISBN 978-88-544-1697-0), and Vehicles (Sept. 1, $7.95 board book, ISBN 978-88-544-1698-7), ages up to 3. And joining Discovering, illus. by Laura Brenlla, are Discovering the Ancient Egyptians (Nov. 3, $14.95 board book, ISBN 978-88-544-1391-7), ages 3–5; and Discovering the Vikings (Nov. 3, $14.95 board book, ISBN 978-88-544-1390-0), ages 5–7.

Albert Whitman

Adelita, A Sea Turtle’s Journey by Jenny Goebel, illus. by Ana Miminoshvili (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-8114-8). The true story of the first sea turtle to be tracked across the Pacific underscores the importance of nature conservation. Ages 4–8.

The Big Sibling Getaway by Korrie Leer (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-2831-0). Cassie uses her imagination to escape the chronic crying of her new sibling. Ages 4–8.

A Crowded Farmhouse Folktale by Karen Rostoker-Gruber, illus. by Kristina Swarner (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-5692-4). In this story based on a Yiddish folktale, Earl seeks the advice of a wise woman when animals overcrowd his farmhouse. Ages 4–8.

Felíz New Year, Ava Gabriela! by Alexandra Alessandri, illus. by Addy Rivera Sonda (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0450-5). Ava overcomes her shyness while sharing her family’s Colombian and Latin-American New Year traditions. Ages 4–8.

Hello, New House by Jane Smith (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7226-9). After moving cross-country, a girl adjusts to her new home, realizing that though some things are different, her family is still together. Ages 4–8.

How to Grow an Apple Pie by Beth Charles,illus. by Katie Rewse (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0401-7). This farm-to-table tale addresses the science of apple growing and bee pollination. Ages 4–8.

It’s a Pumpkin! by Wendy McClure, illus. by Kate Kronreif (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1216-6). After Field Mouse and Squirrel find something big and orange in the road, the forest animals figure out what it is—and how they can use it. Ages 4–8.

My Name Is Helen Keller by Myron Uhlberg, illus. by Jenn Kocsmiersky (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-5322-0), relays the story of Keller’s remarkable life achievements despite losing her hearing and sight to a rare illness as a baby. Ages 4–8.

Now I’m a Bird by Sue Ganz-Schmitt, ilus. by Renia Metallinou (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-2329-2). In this story about embracing differences, Julianna didn’t mean to be a bird, but her wings take her to new places, giving her perspective and courage to find a flock of her own. Ages 4–8.

Remembering Barkley by Erin Frankel, illus. by Aboo Yang (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-9448-3). When Barkley doesn’t come home, Bear misses his friend, but he and his human Jacob help each other through their grief. Ages 4–8.

Saving Eli’s Library by Ruth Horowitz, illus. by Brittany Jackson (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1971-4). Eli and his father brave a storm to save their library in this story inspired by the residents of Lincoln, Vt., who rebuilt their library on three occasions. Ages 4–8.

Scout the Mighty Tugboat by Charles Beyl (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7264-1). When an oil tanker is too heavy for Scout to pull alone, she learns that it’s okay to ask friends for help. Ages 4–8.

Song in a Rainstorm: The Story of Musical Prodigy Thomas “Blind Tom” Wiggins by Glenda Armand, illus. by Brittany Jackson (Jan. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0941-8), focuses on this blind man who was born into slavery and went on to become a world-renowned musician. Ages 4–8.

This Is a Seahorse by Cassandra Federman (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7860-5). In this follow-up to This Is a Sea Cow, a disgruntled seahorse fact-checks a second grader’s school report about him. Ages 4–8.

A Vote Is a Powerful Thing by Catherine Stier, illus. by Courtney Dawson (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-8498-9). This tale about a classroom election explains the election process and why every vote is important. Ages 4–8.

Waiting Together by Danielle Dufayet, illus. by Srimalie Bassani (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0279-2), spotlights the universal experience of waiting and the importance of patience—and friendship. Ages 4–8.

Way Past Worried by Hallee Adelman, illus. by Sandra de la Prada (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-8686-0). This story about learning to manage worry centers on a boy who is anxious about attending his friend’s superhero party by himself. Ages 4–8.

The Exceptional Maggie Chowder by Renee Beauregard Lute, illus. by Luna Valentine (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-3678-0). A girl who emulates a comics superhero is determined to make the best of it when her father loses his job and the family moves to a small apartment. Ages 9–12.

Jayla Jumps In by Joy Jones (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-6076-1) follows a girl’s quest to help her mother get healthy and find her place in her community through Double Dutch. Ages 9–12.


Imagine This! debuts with Blink! by Doe Boyle, illus. by Adèle Leyris (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0667-7); Dragonfly by Aimée M. Bissonette, illus. by Catherine Pearson (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-5821-8); Heartbeat by Boyle, illus. by Daniel Long (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-3190-7); and The Tinaja Tonight by Bissonette, illus. by Syd Weiler (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7949-7), ages 4–8. She Made History welcomes Beatrix Potter, Scientist by Lindsay H. Metcalf, illus. by Junyi Wu (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-5175-2), ages 4–8. Time to Read Level 1 gains Animal Time: Cub Shrugs (Sept. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7197-2) and Just Right Cat (Sept. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7196-5) by Lori Haskins Houran, illus. by Alex Willmore, ages 5–7. And Time to Read, Level 2 adds Iggy Iguanadon: Bathtime & Bedtime (Oct. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-3641-4) and Playtime & Mealtime (Oct. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-3642-1) by Maryann MacDonald, illus. by Jo Fernihough; and The Boxcar Children: The Lighthouse Mystery, created by Gertrude Chandler Warner, illus. by Shane Clester (Oct. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-4548-5), ages 5–7.

The Boxcar Children Interactive Mysteries offers Trouble on the Wild West Express, created by Gertrude Chandler Warner, illus. by Hollie Hibbert (Oct. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8075-2862-4), ages 7–10. New Boxcar Children Mysteries, created by Gertrude Chandler Warner, are The Skeleton Key Mystery (Sept. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0789-6) and Science Fair Sabotage (Oct. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0792-6), illus. by Anthony VanArsdale, ages 7–10. Joining A Dog’s Day by Catherine Stier, illus. by Francesca Rosa, are I Am Bella, Star of the Show (Oct. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1673-7) and I Am Sammy, Trusted Guide (Oct. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1672-0), ages 7–10. Lola Jones Books debuts with Score for Imagination (Oct. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-6565-0; $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8075-6569-8) and Some Pigtails (Oct. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-6564-3; $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8075-6568-1) by Jonathan Eig, illus. by Alicia Teba Godoy, ages 7–10. And Zapato Power picks up Freddie Ramos Gets a Sidekick by Jacqueline Jules, illus. by Keiron Ward (Sept. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-9562-6), ages 7–10.

Albert Whitman/AW Teen

I Hope You’re Listening by Tom Ryan (Oct. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-3508-0). In this thriller featuring a queer protagonist navigating issues of love and trust, the host of a true-crime podcast encounters a case that could uncover secrets from her past. Ages 13–18.


Being Noah by Cheryl Hardy (Aug. 19, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-68057-083-0). A boy who believes in himself, even when others don’t, finds a way to use his gifts to effect change in the world and the lives of those around him. Ages 7 and up.


Daughter of Destiny by Russell Davis offers Keeper of the Waters (Aug. 12, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-68057-133-2), Keeper of the Flames (Oct. 28, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-68057-136-3), and Keeper of the Earth (Dec. 16, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-68057-139-4), ages 12–18.


The ABCs of Black History by Rio Cortez, illus. by Lauren Semmer (Dec. 22, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-5235-0749-8), is an alphabet book highlighting key names, moments, and places in Black history. Ages 3–8.

Play Like a Girl: Life Lessons from the Soccer Field by Kate T. Parker (Aug. 18, $15.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-5235-1136-5). This book showcasing female soccer players, from those new to the sport to members of the U.S. National team, delivers life lessons derived from the game. Ages 8–12.

So Embarrassing: Awkward Moments and How to Get Through Them by Charise Mericle Harper (Nov. 10, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-5235-1017-7) rounds up comics-style vignettes and stories about things that make kids feel awkward and embarrassed. Ages 8–12.

The Constitution Decoded: A Guide to the Document That Shapes Our Nation by Katie Kennedy, illus. by Ben Kirchner (Sept. 15, $16.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-5235-1044-3), presents an introduction to the U.S. Constitution and the history of law. Ages 10–14.


New Indestructibles by Amy Pixton, illus. by Carolina Búzio, are All Year Round: A Book of Seasons (Aug. 18, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-5235-1113-6) and Big and Little: A Book of Opposites (Aug. 18, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-5235-1114-3), ages up to 2. Richard Austin’s Pocket Piggies star in Christmas! (Oct. 13, $6.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-5235-1115-0) and I Love You! (Dec. 22, $6.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-5235-1116-7), ages up to 3. Hello!Lucky introduces I Believe in You by Sabrina Moyle, illus. by Eunice Moyle (Sept. 29, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-5235-0748-1), ages 3–8. And Big Fat Notebooks adds Everything You Need to Ace Chemistry in One Big Fat Notebook by Jennifer Swanson (Sept. 1, $16.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-5235-0425-1) and Everything You Need to Ace Geometry in One Big Fat Notebook by Christy Needham (Sept. 1, $16.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-5235-0437-4), ages 13–18.

Y Lolfa

The Quilt by Valériane Leblond (Aug. 26, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78461-808-7). In this story about emigration and homesickness, when a family leaves Wales in search of a better life in the U.S., their hand-stitched quilt provides comfort. Ages 7–10.


Near: Psalm 139 by Sally Lloyd-Jones, illus. by Jago (Jan. 5, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-310-76826-5). Inspired by Psalm 139, this book reminds children that God is with them wherever they go. Ages up to 4.

Valentine’s Day Treats by Tara Knudson, illus. by Pauline Siewert (Dec. 29, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-310-76839-5), compiles rhymes, illustrations, activities, and a recipe celebrating this holiday. Ages up to 4.

Candace’s Playful Puppy by Candace Cameron Bure, illus. by Christine Battuz (Jan. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76902-6). In this tale about honoring commitments even when the going gets tough, Candace is disheartened when her new rescue dog won’t obey her. Ages 4–8.

I’m Going to Give You a Polar Bear Hug by Caroline B. Cooney, illus. by Tim Warnes (Oct. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76870-8). This sequel to I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug imagines the warming hugs a child might receive on a winter day. Ages 4–8.

Over in a Stable by Suzanne Nelson, illus. by Aleksandar Zolotic (Oct. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76112-9), relays the Nativity story in the cadence of the poem “Over in the Meadow.” Ages 4–8.

Pugtato Finds a Thing by illus. by Sophie Corrigan (Aug. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76781-7). Pugtato and his “spuddies” star in this tale emphasizing the power of friendship, compassion, and believing in your own unique gifts. Ages 4–8.

Tiny Truths Wonder and Wisdom: Everyday Reminders from Psalms and Proverbs by Joanna Rivard and Tim Penner (Aug. 25, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76954-5). Art portraying a diverse group of kids accompanies a narrative underscoring God’s love for all of His children. Ages 4–8.

Glory Girl: Daring to Believe in Your Passion and God’s Purpose by Jess Connolly (Jan. 26, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-310-77015-2) aims to help girls feel confident in themselves as they discover who they are meant to be through God. Ages 8–12.

Leo, Inventor Extraordinaire by Luke Xavier Cunningham (Oct. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-310-77000-8) is a novel about an orphan searching for his family, a kid genius who’s always getting into trouble, and the fate of a brilliant toy inventor. Ages 8–12.


Joining Berenstain Bears/Living Lights: Faith Stories is Mike Berenstain’s The Berenstain Bears Learn About Heaven (Jan. 12, $3.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-310-76447-2), ages 4–8. And A Christmas Collection: Stories, Songs, and Reflections for the Advent Season by Sally Lloyd-Jones, illus. by Jago (Oct. 6, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76990-3), is a new Jesus Storybook Bible, ages 4–8.


Straight Up: Honest, Unfiltered, as-Real-as-I-Can-Put-It Advice for Life’s Biggest Challenges by Trent Shelton (Aug. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76560-8). Former NFL player and podcaster Shelton discusses establishing healthy relationships, chasing one’s dreams, and avoiding toxic people. Ages 13–17.

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