360 Degrees

Seasons by Hannah Pang, illus. by Clover Robin (Aug. 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-944530-37-2) presents information about the creatures and plants found in six different habitats across the world. Ages 3–7.

Cities of the World by Becky Davies, illus. by Josie Portillo (Sept. 21, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-944530-35-8) invites readers to turn die-cut pages and discover iconic cities from around the globe. Ages 5–7.

Red Planet: Life in Our Deserts and Hot Spots by Moira Butterfield, illus. by Jonathan Woodward (Aug. 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-944530-95-2) introduces children to some of the most resilient and adaptable animals that live in the world’s hottest places. Ages 6–9.

As Large as Life: The Scale of Creatures Great and Small, Short and Tall by Jonny Marx, illus. by Sandhya Prabhat (Oct. 19, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-944530-34-1). A pull-out chart at the end of this book puts into context the size of more than 250 creatures great and small from 26 different habitats. Ages 7–12.


Clayton Parker Really Really Really Has to Pee by Cinco Paul, illus. by Gladys Jose (Aug. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4863-9). During a field trip to the zoo, Clayton urgently realizes he should have taken his teacher’s advice to use the restroom before leaving school. Ages 4–8.

Forty Winks: A Bedtime Adventure by Kelly DiPucchio, illus. by Lita Judge (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4552-2). When the sun sets on the Wink mouse family’s house, it’s the start of a bedtime routine for all 38 Wink children. Ages 4–8.

Fuzzy, Inside and Out: A Story About Small Acts of Kindness and Big Hair by Zachariah OHora (Nov. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5190-5). Fuzzy Haskins has unruly fur and a heart of gold, and spreads warm fuzzy feelings wherever he goes. Ages 4–8.

Kat Hats by Daniel Manus Pinkwater, illus. by Aaron Renier (Jan. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5194-3) introduces Thermal Herman 6-7/8, a trained cat who is able to form himself into specialty hats. Ages 4–8.

Pig and Horse and the Something Scary by Zoey Abbott (Jan. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4501-0). Buddies Pig and Horse star in a story about facing our fears, worries, and anxieties—and the power of a supportive friend. Ages 4–8.

Pura’s Cuentos: How Pura Belpré Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories by Annette Bay Pimentel, illus. by Magaly Morales (Sept. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4941-4) captures the exuberant spirit and passion of Belpré, celebrated
storyteller, author, folklorist, and the first Latina librarian in New York City. Ages 4–8.

Soul Food Sunday by Winsome Bingham, illus. by Charles G. Esperanza (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4771-7). Granny teaches her grandson to cook the family’s Sunday meal in this loving celebration of food, traditions, and gathering together at the table. Ages 4–8.

Supernana by Eva Byrne (Oct. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5016-8). An evil villain and her shrink ray descend on the city challenging Supernana in one of the bedtime stories that Nana tells young Julia. Ages 4–8.

Where Three Oceans Meet by Rajani LaRocca, illus. by Archana Sreenivasan (Aug. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4129-6). A child, mother, and grandmother travel to the end of the Earth in this celebration of multigenerational love. Ages 4–8.

Your Legacy: A Bold Reclaiming of Our Enslaved History by Schele Williams, illus. by Tonya Engel (Sept. 28, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4875-2). Beginning in Africa before 1619, this book presents an accessible and empowering introduction to African American history for children. Ages 4–8.

Child of the Flower-Song People: Luz Jiménez, Daughter of the Nahua by Gloria Amescua, illus. by Duncan Tonatiuh (Aug. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4020-6) introduces Jiménez, an Indigenous Nahua woman from Mexico who taught and preserved her people’s culture through modeling for famous artists like Diego Rivera. Ages 6–10.

Pigskins to Paintbrushes: The Story of Football-Playing Artist Ernie Barnes by Don Tate (Aug. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4943-8) explores the life and work of African American pro football player and fine artist Barnes. Ages 6–10.

Crazy Horse and Custer: Born Enemies by S.D. Nelson (Oct. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3193-8). This double biography juxtaposes the lives of two enemies whose conflict changed American history: Lakota chief Crazy Horse and Army Lt. Col. George Custer. Ages 10–14.

A Man Called Horse: John Horse and the Black Seminole Underground Railroad by Glennette Tilley Turner (Sept. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4933-9) offers an account of the Black Seminole warrior, chief, and diplomat, and the route he forged on the Underground Railroad to gain freedom for his people. Ages 10–14.


I Am Books by Susan Verde, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds welcomes I Am Courage: A Book of Resilience (Sept. 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4646-8), ages 4–8. Joining Questioneers by Andrea Beaty, illus. by David Roberts, is Aaron Slater, Illustrator (Nov. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5396-1), ages 5–7. First Names adds Nelson Mandela by Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl, illus. by Nicole Miles (Sept. 28, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5608-5), ages 8–12. And Creepy and True by Kerrie Logan Hollihan grows with Bones Unearthed! (Sept. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5535-4), ages 10–14.

Abrams Appleseed

Odd Beasts: Meet Nature’s Weirdest Animals by Laura Gehl, illus. by Gareth Lucas (Nov. 2, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-4222-4) introduces unusual animal species. Ages 2–4.

One, Two, Grandma Loves You by Shelly Becker, illus. by Dan Yaccarino (Aug. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4218-7). A girl and her grandmother count up to their next visit and then do all of their favorite things together. Ages 3–5.

Happy Cats by Catherine Amari and Anouk Han, illus. by Emi Lenox (Sept. 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5085-4) celebrates felines and their many moods. Ages 3–6.

Hush, Little Trucker by Kim Norman, illus. by Toshiki Nakamura (Nov. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4644-4). This truck-themed lullaby follows a mother and child as they discover different vehicles. Ages 3–6.

One Sheep, Two Sheep by Tammi Sauer, illus. by Troy Cummings (Oct. 19, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4630-7). Readers help Rooster count sheep in this humorous bedtime book. Ages 3–6.

Penguin Journey by Angela Burke Kunkel, illus. by Catherine Odell (Oct. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4589-8) highlights the incredible lengths to which emperor penguins go for their young ones. Ages 3–6.


Kicking off An Abrams Trail Tale by Christopher Franceschelli, illus. by Allison Black, is Spookytale (Aug. 3, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-5019-9), ages up to 3. Hello!Lucky Books by Hello!Lucky and Sabrina Moyle, illus. by Eunice Moyle, greets Bananas for You! (Nov. 16, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-5107-3), ages up to 3. My Magical Friends by Yujin Shin welcomes My Magical Witch (Aug. 3, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-4463-1), ages up to 3. Board book series Promises debuts with I Promise You by Christine Roussey (Jan. 4, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-5380-0), ages 2–4. Pop Magic by Matthew Reinhart, illus. by Toby Leigh, rolls out What’s Up, Construction Truck? (Sept. 14, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-4982-7), ages 3–5. And When You Adopt by Matilda Rose, illus. by Tim Budgen, adds When You Adopt a Pugicorn (Sept. 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4724-3), ages 4–8.


We Have a Playdate by Frank W. Dormer (Aug. 10, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5273-5). A group of pals navigate friendships and the playground in this humorous graphic novel. Ages 6–9.

Danny Chung Sums It Up by Maisie Chan, illus. by Natelle Quek (Sept. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4821-9). Eleven-year-old Danny’s life is turned upside down when his Chinese grandmother comes to live with his family in England. Ages 8–12.

Elvis and the World as It Stands by Lisa Frenkel Riddiough, illus. by Olivia Chin Mueller (Aug. 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5239-1), explores loss and finding family from the point of view of a newly adopted kitten. Ages 8–12.

Imaginary by Lee Bacon, illus. by Katy Wu (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4664-2), is the story of a boy and his imaginary friend—told by the friend. Ages 8–12.

Rube Goldberg and His Amazing Machines by Brandon T. Snider, illus. by Ed Steckley (Nov. 16, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5004-5), begins an illustrated series starring young inventor and contraption master Goldberg. Ages 8–12.

Piece by Piece: The Story of Nisrin’s Hijab by Priya Huq (Sept. 14, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4016-9). Thirteen-year-old Bangladeshi American girl Nisrin must rely on faith, friends, and family to help her recover after she is the target of a hate crime in 2002 Oregon. Ages 10 and up.

The Forgotten Memories of Vera Glass by Anna Priemaza (Nov. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5259-9). In a world where everyone has a bit of magic in them—and some magic is being used to change the world in unspeakable ways—Vera and Riven set out to uncover what’s going on. Ages 12 and up.

I’m Dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas by Tiffany Schmidt (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5401-2). Ballet and babysitting bring two teens together in this holiday rom-com. Ages 12 and up.

An Island Without You by Malulani Moreno (Jan. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5237-7). Two teen boys grow closer as they try to find the truth of what happened to a boy who has disappeared from their community in Hawai’i. Ages 12 and up.

Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America (young adult adaptation) by Candacy Taylor (Jan. 4, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4949-0) chronicles the history of the Green Book, which was published from 1936 to 1966 and was the “Black travel guide to America.” Ages 12 and up.

Stalking Shadows by Cyla Panin (Sept. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5265-0) is a gothic YA fantasy debut about a young woman striving to break her sister’s curse and stop the killing in her small French town. Ages 12 and up.

Bend in the Road by Sara Biren (Sept. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4873-8). A teen rock star returns home to Minnesota and finds himself falling for a local farm girl. Ages 14 and up.

Fresh by Margot Wood (Aug. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4813-4) follows the thrilling new experiences—and missteps—of a girl’s freshman year of college. Ages 14 and up.

Pixels of You by Ananth Hirsh and Yuko Ota, illus. by J.R. Doyle (Nov. 9, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5281-0). A human and human-presenting AI slowly become friends—and maybe more. Ages 14 and up.

Witch for Hire by Ted Naifeh (Aug. 24, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4810-3). When a series of high school pranks get out of hand, teen witch Faye is the only one who can solve the case. Ages 14 and up.


Class Critters by Kathryn Holmes, illus. by Ariel Landy, set in a magical second grade classroom, debuts with Tally Tuttle Turns into a Turtle Aug. 31, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5567-5), ages 6–9. The Flytrap Files by Tom Angleberger, illus. by Heather Fox, continues with DJ Funkyfoot: Give Cheese a Chance (Sept. 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4730-4), ages 6–9. Joining Ghoulia by Barbara Cantini is Ghoulia and the Doomed Manor (Aug. 31, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5003-8), ages 6–9. JoJo and Bowbow by JoJo Siwa adds The Ghostess with the Mostest (JoJo and Bowbow Super Special) (Aug. 10, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5723-5), ages 6–9. And JoJo’s Sweet Adventures by Siwa continues with The Great Candy Caper (Sept. 28, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5338-1), ages 6–9.

New to Alien Superstar by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver, illus. by Ethan Nicolle, is Hollywood vs. the Galaxy (Oct. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4684-0), ages 8–12. Disney’s Spooky Zone issues Duckscares: Book Two by Tommy Greenwald, illus. by Elisa Ferrari (Sept. 21, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5079-3), ages 8–12. The Extincts by Scott Magoon, a graphic novel mystery-adventure series starring extinct animals, kicks off with Quest for the Unicorn Horn (Oct. 5, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5251-3), ages 8–12. Garbage Pail Kids by R.L. Stine, illus. by Jeff Zapata and Joe Simko, grows with Camp Daze (Oct. 12, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4365-8), ages 8–12. Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales by Nathan Hale rolls along with Cold War Correspondent: A Korean War Tale (Oct. 26, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4951-3), ages 8–12. New to Ronan Boyle by Thomas Lennon, illus. by John Hendrix, is Ronan Boyle into the Strangeplace (Nov. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5330-5), ages 8–12.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney expands with Big Shot (Oct. 26, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4915-5), ages 9–12. Fright Watch by Lorien Lawrence gains The Collectors (Aug. 31, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5604-7), ages 10–14. Clue Mystery by Diana Peterfreund greets In the Ballroom with the Candlestick (Oct. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3978-1), ages 12 and up. The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline continues with Hunting by Stars (Oct. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5347-3), ages 12 and up. And Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko ramps up with Redemptor (Aug. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3984-2), ages 14–17.

Abrams/Magic Cat

The Little Book of Joy: 365 Ways to Celebrate Every Day by Joanne Ruelos Diaz, illus. by Annelies Draws (Nov. 16, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5285-8) features fun facts, mindful activities, trivia, birthdays, and international days corresponding to each day of the year. Ages 3–8.

Earth’s Aquarium: Discover 15 Real-Life Water Worlds by Alexander C. Kaufman, illus. by Mariana Rodrigues (Sept. 28, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5289-6), tours rainforest waterways, oyster reefs, seagrass meadows, and more, introducing the species that live there. Ages 8–12.

Feast Your Eyes on Food: An Encyclopedia of More Than 1,000 Delicious Things to Eat by Laura Gladwin, illus. by Zoe Barker (Oct. 26, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5286-5), is a visual family compendium exploring the journey from farm to table, allowing readers to taste their way around the world. Ages 8–12.


Baby Animal Tales by Amanda Wood, illus. by Vikki Chu, with photographs by Bec Winnel, grows with Goodnight, Little Penguin (Oct. 19, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5288-9), ages 2–5. And Stories from the Music Box welcomes ’Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, illus. by Raquel Martin Peinado (Oct. 5, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5490-6), ages 3–7.



Birding Children’s Books offers The Kids’ Guide to Birds of Arizona: Fun Facts, Activities and 86 Cool Birds by Stan Tekiela (Oct. 12, $13.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64755-207-7), ages 4–7.


Little John Crow by Ziggy Marley and Orly Marley, illus. by Gordon Rowe (Nov. 2, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-61775-980-2). After being abandoned by his animal friends, young vulture Little John Crow must come to terms with what it means to be part of a community. Ages 3–8.


LyricPop gains Good Times Roll by Ric Ocasek, illus. by Rob Sayegh Jr. (Oct. 5, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61775-848-5), ages up to 7.

Akashic/Black Sheep

How Did Humans Go Extinct? by Johnny Marciano, illus. by Paul Hoppe (Oct. 19, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61775-927-7). Ten million years into the future, on a class trip to the natural history museum, young Nøørfbløøk Plib asks his mother: how did humans go extinct? Ages 3–7.

Grand Isle by Kate Samworth (Sept. 7, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-61775-976-5). Two sisters on a family beach vacation discover a gigantic seed pod large enough to hold them like a canoe, and they sail off on an island adventure. Ages 3–8.

Zero O’Clock by C.J. Farley (Sept. 7, $15.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-61775-975-8). In March 2020 when her small city becomes ground zero of the Covid-19 pandemic and her community is upended by the onset of Black Lives Matter protests, Geth must choose if she is willing to risk everything to fight for her beliefs. Ages 12 and up.


Encyclopedia of the Ordinary Things by Stepanka Sekaninova, illus. by Eva Chupikova (Oct. 5, $16.95, ISBN 978-80-00-06128-3), presents the back stories and histories behind everyday items. Ages 7–10.

How the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Were Built by Ludmila Henkova, illus. by Tomas Svoboda (Oct. 12, $17.95, ISBN 978-80-00-06134-4), takes readers back in time to learn the secrets of how these gems of ancient architecture were created. Ages 9–12.


First Words by Lenka Chytilova, illus. by Veronika Zacharova, rolls along with Big or Small? (Sept. 28, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-80-00-06135-1), Plane or Boat? (Oct. 26, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-80-00-06138-2), Sheep or Cow? (Dec. 21, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-80-00-06137-5) and Sunny or Cloudy? (Nov. 23, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-80-00-06136-8), ages up to 3. Animal Adaptations by Radka Piro, illus. by Lida Larin, issues Animal Adaptations: Extreme Conditions (Dec. 14, $14.95, ISBN 978-80-00-06133-7), ages 3–6; and Animal Adaptations: And How Other Animals Survive the Heat or Darkness (Dec. 14, $14.95, ISBN 978-80-00-06132-0), ages 6–9. And Tracks and Homes by Radka Janska, illus. by Carmen Saldana, adds Whose Home Is It? (Nov. 23, $12.95 board book, ISBN 978-80-00-06092-7) and Whose Track Is It? (Oct. 26, $12.95 board book, ISBN 978-80-00-06093-4), ages 3–6.

New Kids Around the World titles are How Kids Celebrate Holidays Around the World (Sept. 7, $15.95, ISBN 978-80-00-06129-0) by Pavla Hanackova, illus. by Michaela Bergmannova and Helena Harastova, and Christmas Around the World by Hanackova, illus. by Maria Neradova (Nov. 23, $15.95, ISBN 978-80-00-06131-3), ages 6–9. Nature’s Wonderful Colors by Stepanka and Jana Sekaninova, illus. by Magdalena Konecna, gains Shapes and Patterns in Nature (Nov. 9, $14.95, ISBN 978-80-00-06125-2), ages 7–10. Large Encyclopedias of Animals by Radek Maly, illus. by Jiri Grbavcic and Pavel Dvorsky, presents Atlas of Extinct Animals (Nov. 23, $24.99, ISBN 978-80-00-06126-9), ages 9 and up.

Albert Street

There’s No Such Thing by Heidi McKinnon (Oct. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-76087-727-9). It wasn’t a hungry giant or a fire-breathing dragon keeping Bear from sleeping, because there is no such thing.... Is there? Ages 3–6.


African Icons: Ten People Who Shaped History by Tracey Baptiste, illus. by Hillary D. Wilson (Oct. 19, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-61620-900-1), presents full-color portraits of 10 heroic people who helped shape the African continent from ancient times through the tumultuous 16th century. Ages 8–12.

When the World Runs Dry: Earth’s Water in Crisis by Nancy F. Castaldo (Jan. 18, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61620-971-1) delivers a narrative nonfiction account of the worldwide water crisis, explaining what’s happening to the water supply, and what kids can do about it. Ages 8–12.

How Do You Live? by Genzaburo Yoshino, trans. by Bruno Navasky (Sept. 28, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61620-977-3), is the first-ever English-language translation of a Japanese classic about finding one’s place in a world both infinitely large and unimaginably small; a film is now in development from anime master Hayao Miyazaki. Ages 10–14.


Blackberry Farm by Adele Griffin, illus. by Leuyen Pham, greets All Pets Allowed (Aug. 31, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-64375-073-6), ages 7–10. Skunk and Badger return in Egg Marks the Spot by Amy Timberlake, illus. by Jon Klassen (Sept. 14, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-64375-006-4), ages 7–10. And Cold-Blooded Myrtle (Oct. 5, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61620-920-9) is a new Myrtle Hardcastle Mystery by Elizabeth C. Bunce, ages 10 and up.

Allen & Unwin

Shackleton’s Endurance: An Antarctic Survival Story by Joanna Grochowicz (Oct. 1, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-76052-609-2) chronicles the remarkable 1914 Antarctic expedition of Ernest Shackleton and his men as they fought to stay alive when their ship sank after being packed in ice. Ages 10–14.

Amazon Crossing

Playing with Lanterns by Wang Yage, illus. by Zhu Chengliang, trans. by Helen Wang (Dec. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-2984-1), offers details about the joyful Chinese paper lantern tradition. Ages 3–7.

Magic Candies by Heena Baek, trans. by Sophie Bowman (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-2959-9). Tong Tong goes from lonely to brave in a tale about finding your voice. Ages 4–8.

A Sari for Ammi by Mamta Nainy, illus. by Sandhya Prabhat (Nov. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-3507-1). Two Indian sisters put their money and heads together to get the perfect gift for their mother. Ages 4–8.

My Grandma’s Photos by Özge Bahar Sunar, illus. by Senta Urgan, trans. by Amy Marie Spangler (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-3115-8). Ali’s grandmother shows him the importance of making and sharing beautiful memories that will live on in the ones we love. Ages 5–8.


Brown Boy Nowhere by Sheeryl Lim (Aug. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-2776-2). At his new school, 16-year-old Filipino American Angelo finds himself the leader of a group of misfits. Ages 13–17.

Tahira in Bloom by Farah Heron (Nov. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-3037-3). Aspiring designer Tahira dreams big during one unexpected small-town summer spent doing flower arranging at her aunt’s boutique. Ages 12 and up.

Amazon/Two Lions

Dancing with Daddy by Anitra Rowe Schulte, illus. by Ziyue Chen (Oct. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-0719-1). A winter storm threatens Elsie’s chance to go to her first father-daughter dance and swirl and sway in her wheelchair. Ages 3–7.

A Home Again by Colleen Rowan Kosinski, illus. by Valeria Docampo (Nov. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-0720-7). Told from the perspective of a house, this tale follows two families that change and grow at different times within the same four walls. Ages 3–7.

Love Made Me More by Colleen Rowan Kosinski, illus. by Sonia Sánchez (Jan. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-0620-0), follows the relationship between a boy and a paper crane over time. Ages 3–7.

Pruett and Soo by Nancy Viau, illus. by Jorge Lacera (Jan. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-4342-7). This story set in space is about being different, accepting others, and following rules. Ages 3–7.

Someone Like Me by Alison McGhee, illus. by Hatem Aly (Jan. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-2167-8), explores a displaced child’s hope for their new home. Ages 3–7.

Between the Lines by Lindsay Ward (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-2690-1) showcases how one child’s actions can cascade into something that makes all the difference. Ages 4–8.

A Christmas Too Big by Colleen Madden (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-2800-4). In a family that does Christmas “too big,” Kerry tries to find her own Christmas traditions sized just right. Ages 4–8.


You Are Not Small by Anna Kang, illus. by Christopher Weyant, gains This Is Not Enough (Jan. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-1851-7), ages 2–6. And Turkey Trouble grows with Turkey Goes to School by Wendi Silvano, illus. by Lee Harper (Aug. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-2364-1), ages 3–7.

American Girl

Let’s Celebrate: The Ultimate Party Guide for Girls, illus. by Mirelle Ortega (Aug. 5, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68337-180-9) offers advice on being a perfect party host and gracious guest, step-by-step instructions for DIY projects and decorations, and ideas for 10 party themes. Ages 8–13.


Care & Keeping of You adds Love Your Look: Care & Keeping Advice from American Girl by Mary Richards Beaumont, illus. by Josée Masse (Aug. 5, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68337-179-3), ages 8–13. And A Smart Girl’s Guide: Race & Inclusion by Deanna Singh, illus. by Shellene Rodney (Aug. 5, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68337-183-0), is the latest Smart Girls Guide, ages 10–14.

Amicus Ink

My Room Is a Zoo! by Jerry Ruff, illus. by Simona Ceccarelli (Aug. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68152-572-3). A boy is kept awake by his toy animals (26 of them, from A to Z) who employ all the bedtime delay tactics they can muster. Ages 4–7.

They’re Tearing Up Mulberry Street by Yvonne Ng, illus. by Richard Smythe (Aug. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68152-238-8). A boy enjoys watching the big machines that build a road. Ages 4–8.

Who Knew? Under the Apple Tree by Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton, illus. by Steph Marshall (Aug. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68152-657-7), weaves together the arrival of fall, animal communication, and counting with ordinal numbers. Ages 4–8.


Big Blue Earth expands with A Little Round Panda on the Big Blue Earth by Tory Christie, illus. by Luciana Navarro Powell (Aug. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68152-654-6), ages 4–8.

Andersen Press USA

Melville by Paul Schmid (Oct. 5, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5248-6514-6) introduces Melville, a purple, round sea creature who is off to “find a place for just me out in the wide ocean.” Ages up to 3.

The Spots and the Dots by Helen Baugh, illus. by Marion Deuchars (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7284-3890-0).
A Spot and a Dot meet for the first time after believing all their lives that they are enemies. Ages 4–7.

Cows Go Boo! by Steve Webb, illus. by Fred Blunt (Aug. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7284-3891-7). Farmer George’s cows sneak up on him and shout boo! rather than moo! Ages 4–9.

Vampire Peter by Ben Manley, illus. by Hannah Peck (Aug. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7284-3892-4). As the only vampire in his school, Peter always gets the blame for things that go wrong, even when it’s not his fault. Ages 4–9.

Will You Be My Friend? by Russell Ayto (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7284-3893-1). Lonely Bush Baby finds an unlikely friend in Lion. Ages 4–9.

A World of Wisdom by James Chapman (Sept. 28, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-6146-9). This illustrated comic guide to sayings and expressions from around the world compares the ways that different cultures interpret the same ideas. Ages 7–12.

A Tale as Tall as Jacob: Misadventures with My Brother by Samantha Edwards (Oct. 5, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-6504-7). In this debut graphic novel, Samantha struggles to understand, accept, and support her little brother as he adapts to life with ADHD. Ages 8–12.

Happy Monstah: An Action-Adventure Multicultural Graphic Novel by Tiana Scott and Nia Scott (Oct. 12, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-6804-8). A girl with surprising new powers is mistaken for a monster and must go on the run with her younger sister. Ages 10–14.

Call Me Athena: Girl from Detroit by Colby Cedar Smith (Aug. 17, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-6545-0) follows one young woman’s struggle for independence, equality, and identity as the daughter of Greek and French immigrants in tumultuous 1930s Detroit. Ages 14 and up.


Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior Graphic Novels by Pirate Sourcil, illus. by Odone and Jez, rolls on with An Ominous Threat (Sept. 7, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-6317-3), ages 7–11. Big Nate returns for Aloha! by Lincoln Peirce (Aug. 31, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-6856-7), ages 7–12. Phoebe and Her Unicorn star in Unicorn Playlist by Dana Simpson (Sept. 28, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-6857-4), ages 7–14. Joining Cat Ninja by Matthew Cody, illus. by Chad Thomas, is Time Heist (Oct. 12, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-6758-4), ages 8–10. Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy are back in As the Deer Flies by Doug Savage (Oct. 12, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-6475-0), ages 8–11. Adventure Kingdom fantasy-adventure graphic novel series by Steve Foxe, illus. by Pedro Rodrã-Guez, debuts with Adventure Kingdom (Oct. 5, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-6982-3), ages 8–12. The Bright Family graphic novel series by Matthew Cody and Carol Burrell, illus. by Derick Brooks, begins with The Bright Family (Sept. 7, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-6773-7), ages 8–12. Creepy Cafetorium kicks off with Creepy Cafetorium by Colleen AF Venable et al. (Sept. 14, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-6880-2), ages 8–12. And Archibald Finch takes center stage in Archibald Finch and the Lost Witches by Michel Guyon (Sept. 28, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5248-6772-0), ages 9–12.


Buffalo Wild! by Deidre Havrelock, illus. by Azby Whitecalf (Sept. 7, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77321-533-4). A boy goes on a wild nighttime adventure after accidentally summoning Buffalo from the sky, bringing to life the animal that his kokum (grandmother) has always taught him about. Ages 4–7.

Thunder and the Noise Storms by Jeffrey Ansloos and Shezza Ansloos, illus. by Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley (Oct. 12, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77321-558-7). When the world gets too loud and chaotic, a boy’s mosum (grandfather) helps him listen with wonder instead. Ages 4–7.

Welcome to the Cypher by Khodi Dill, illus. by Awuradwoa Afful (Oct. 12, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77321-563-1), celebrates rap, creativity, and self-expression. Ages 4–7.

Harvey and the Extraordinary by Eliza Martin, illus. by Anna Bron (Nov. 3, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77321-544-0). A girl invents an alternate Big-Top version of events to cope after her father leaves their family to join the circus. Ages 8–11.

Chasing Bats and Tracking Rats: Urban Ecology, Community Science, and How We Share Our Cities by Cylita Guy, illus. by Cornelia Li (Oct. 12, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77321-539-6), spotlights 11 urban ecologists who demonstrate how studying urban wildlife can help us make cities around the world healthier for all of their inhabitants. Ages 9–12.

Living with Viola by Rosena Fung (Oct. 5, $17.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77321-549-5) is a graphic novel exploring mental health, cultural differences, and the trials of middle school. Ages 9–12.

The Words in My Hands by Asphyxia (Nov. 2, $19.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77321-529-7). This Deaf #OwnVoices novel shows what it’s like to be Deaf living in a near future affected by food scarcity, environmental collapse, and political corruption. Ages 13–16.


As Babies Dream by Lesléa Newman, illus. by Taia Morley (Sept. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3681-7). A loving family delivers an ode to the natural world as they embrace their child as night falls and dream time begins. Ages 3–6.

When a Dragon Goes to School by Caryl Hart, illus. by Rosalind Beardshaw (Aug. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3698-5). A dragon demonstrates exemplary school behavior for the kids in her class. Ages 3–6.

Brilliant Bea by Shaina Rudolph and Mary Vukadinovich, illus. by Fiona Lee (Nov. 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3741-8). With the help of a kind-hearted teacher and an old-fashioned tape recorder, Beatrice demonstrates her talent for storytelling, despite her struggles with reading and writing due to dyslexia. This book is set in EasyReading, a dyslexia-friendly font. Ages 4–8.

Stitch by Stitch: Cleve Jones and the AIDS Memorial Quilt by Rob Sanders, illus. by Jamey Christoph (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3739-5) introduces gay rights activist Jones who conceived the idea for the iconic AIDS Memorial Quilt public art project in 1985. Ages 4–8.

What Boys Do by Jon Lasser, illus. by Robert Paul (Nov. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3679-4) is an affirming book that explores the many things boys can do or be, unrestrained by traditional social norms. Ages 4–8.

When Nana Dances by Jane Yolen and Maddison Stemple-Piatt, illus. by Priscilla Burris (Nov. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3684-8). Talented Nana can make any object a dancing partner, but nothing is more special than when she dances with her grandchildren. Ages 4–8.

What to Do When the News Scares You: A Kid’s Guide to Understanding Current Events by Jacqueline B. Toner, illus. by Janet McDonnell (Oct. 5, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3697-8). This workbook provides a way to help children put scary events into perspective. Ages 6–12.

The Homework Squad’s ADHD Guide to School Success by Joshua Shifrin, illus. by Tracy Bishop (Aug. 3, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3375-5). A diverse group of kids called The Homework Squad share key study skills to help children with ADHD recognize how they learn best and act on that knowledge. Ages 8–12.

Psychology for Kids: The Science of the Mind and Behavior by Jacqueline B. Toner and Claire A.B. Freeland (Aug. 3, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3210-9) introduces kids to the science of psychology, with chapters on the brain, personality, intelligence, emotions, social relationships, and more. Ages 10–13.

All the Feelings Under the Sun: How to Deal with Climate Change by Leslie Davenport, illus. by Jessica Smith (Sept. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3391-5) gives readers age-appropriate information about the climate crisis and the tools they need to manage their anxiety and work toward making change. Ages 11–14.

Evelyn Hooker and the Fairy Project by Gayle E. Pitman, illus. by Sarah Green (Oct. 25, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3047-1) tells the story of Hooker, the extraordinary woman behind the research, advocacy, and allyship that led to the removal of the “Homosexuality” diagnosis from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Ages 12–18.

Find Your Fierce: How to Put Social Anxiety in Its Place by Jacqueline Sperling, illus. by Anya Kuvarzina (Sept. 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3362-5) uses evidence-based skills from cognitive behavioral therapy to help teens become their bravest and fiercest selves and overcome social anxiety disorder. Ages 12–18.


A Feel Better Book by Leah Bowen and Holly Brochmann, illus. by Shirley Ng-Benitez, adds A Feel Better Book for Little Sports (Aug. 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3210-9), ages 2–5.


Every Leaf a Hallelujah by Ben Okri, illus. by Diana Ejaita (Nov. 14, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-80024-162-6). When her mother becomes ill, Mangoshi sets out to find the one thing can help her—a special flower that grows deep in the forest. Ages 9–12.


Yay for Big Brothers! by Janet Halfmann, illus. by Shennen Bersani (Sept. 10, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64351-822-0), introduces the ways that various animals help their younger siblings stay safe and learn new things. Ages 4–8.

The Pangolin Revelation by Lori Schildwachter, illus. by Laurie Allen Klein (Sept. 10, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64351-979-1). Readers learn about different animal adaptations while also discovering the uniqueness of the Chinese Pangolin. Ages 4–9.


I Am Prehistoric gains I Am Hatzegopteryx by Timothy J. Bradley (Sept. 10, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64351-821-3), ages 3–7. New Compare and Contrast Books are Penguins by Cherlyn Vatalaro (Sept. 10, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64351-987-6) and Otters: River or Sea? by Cathleen McConnell (Sept. 10, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64351-978-4), ages 4–9. And Working with Scientists welcomes Pooper Snooper by Jennifer Keats Curtis and Julianne Ubigau, illus. by Phyllis Saroff (Sept. 10, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64351-823-7), ages 5–9.

Archie Comics

Betty & Veronica: What If by Archie Superstars (Aug. 10, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64576-919-4). These new stories in the classic Archie art style imagine wild scenarios for the iconic characters. Ages 9–12.


Archie’s Pals ‘n’ Gals by various (Jan. 18, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64576-930-9) joins Archie Comics Presents, ages 8–12.

Arsenal Pulp Press

For Laika: The Dog Who Learned the Names of the Stars by Kai Cheng Thom, illus. by Kai Yun Ching (Oct. 12, $18.95 board, ISBN 978-1-55152-862-5), tells the story of Laika, the canine space traveler from Moscow who was the first living creature to orbit Earth in 1957. Ages 3–8.


Puppies on Parade: Let’s Learn the States by Julie Snodgrass and Meagan Martucci, illus. by Rob Peters (Sept. 14, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7369431-1-3). Dogs introduce the 50 states and their capitals. Ages 4–10.

Cy’s Perfect Day: The Iowa State Way by John Walters, illus. by Rob Peters (Sept. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7369431-3-7). Walters, “Voice of the Iowa State Cyclones,” tells the story of Cyclone fandom and loyalty through the eyes of Cy, the Cyclone mascot. Ages 4–12.

Game Maker: A Creative Kid Becomes the Father of Basketball by Brian Hanni, illus. by Rob Peters (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7344637-9-8). Hanni, radio broadcaster for the University of Kansas Jayhawks, introduces James Naismith, inventor of the game of basketball and an early Jayhawks coach. Ages 4–12.

Astra/Boyds Mills

Frankie Gets a Doggie by Amy Huntington (Aug. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-320-9). Frankie and his father visit the animal shelter where they find just the right dog to adopt. Ages 2–5.

Merry Witchmas by Petrell Ozbay and Tess Labella, illus. by Sonya Abby (Sept. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-318-6). Ginger the Halloween witch has a big Christmas wish: a visit from Santa Claus. Ages 3–7.

CATastrophe! A Story of Patterns by Ann Marie Stephens, illus. by Jenn Harney (Aug. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-321-6). Nine kittens go on a boating adventure demonstrating the key math concept of patterns. Ages 4–8.

Good Night, Oppy! by James McGowan, illus. by Graham Carter (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-319-3), is a fictionalized account of “Oppy” the Mars Opportunity Rover’s time on the red planet. Ages 4–8.

If You Want to Knit Some Mittens by Laura Purdie Salas, illus. by Angela Matteson (Oct. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62979-564-5). A girl’s desire to knit mittens leads to something even better: the warmth of friendship. Ages 4–8.

The Story of You by Lisa Ann Scott, illus. by Sue Cornelison (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-311-7), shows children that they can write their life story through their actions and words. Ages 4–8.


Strange and Wonderful greets Elephants! by Laurence Pringle, illus. by Meryl Henderson (Aug. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-479-4), ages 7–9.

Astra/Calkins Creek

Tad Lincoln’s Restless Wriggle: Pandemonium and Patience in the President’s House by Beth Anderson, illus. by S.D. Schindler (Oct. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-315-5), focuses on the compassion and achievements of the famous first son whose boundless energy annoyed almost everyone but his father. Ages 7–10.

Without Separation: Prejudice, Segregation, and the Case of Roberto Alvarez by Larry Dane Brimner, illus. by Maya Gonzalez (Sept. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68437-195-2), tells the little-known civil rights story of Roberto Alvarez, a student whose 1931 court battle against racism and school segregation in Lemon Grove, Calif., is considered the first time an immigrant community used the courts to successfully fight injustice. Ages 7–10.

Full Speed Ahead! America’s First Admiral: David Glasgow Farragut by Louise Borden (Nov. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68437-905-7) is a biography of the first admiral of the U.S. Navy, who coined the command, “Full speed ahead!” Ages 10–14.


Medical Fiascoes offers Ambushed! The Assassination Plot Against President Garfield by Gail Jarrow (Oct. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68437-814-2), ages 10 and up.



Eureka! The Biography of an Idea opens with Bicycle by Lori Haskins Houran, illus. by Aaron Cushley (Aug. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-393-3; $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63592-394-0); Camera by Laura Driscoll, illus. by Hector Borlasca (Aug. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-428-2; $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63592-429-9); Glasses by Lori Haskins Houran, illus. by John Joven (Aug. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-424-4; $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63592-425-1); and Light Bulb by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld, illus. by Stephanie Dehennin (Aug. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-395-7; $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63592-396-4), ages 4–8.

Astra/Minedition US

Fish by Fish by Giuliano Ferri (Sept. 14, $11.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6626-5055-0). Many small fish band together to stop a bigger fish from gobbling up their friend. Ages up to 3.


Antonia: A Journey to a New Home by Dipacho (Sept. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-6626-5045-1). In a nearly wordless story, a girl and her dog Antonia travel with her family across a river to start a new life. Ages 4–8.

The Longest Storm by Dan Yaccarino (Aug. 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-6626-5047-5). A father and his three children are confined to their home during a long storm. Ages 4–8.

Sea Lions in the Parking Lot: Animals on the Move in a Time of Pandemic by Lenora Todaro, illus. by Annika Siems (Oct. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-6626-5049-9), serves up real-life stories of animals around the globe who reclaimed their habitats during the Covid-19 quarantine. Ages 4–8.


Red Hat, Pink Boots by Nelleke Verhoeff (Sept. 17, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64686-284-9). Horizontally split pages allow young readers to mix and match the clothes of creatures to create quirky outfits. Ages up to 4.

That’s Mine! (Oct. 15, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64686-299-3) and Undies, Please! (Oct. 15, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64686-357-0) by Sumana Seeboruth, illus. by Ashleigh Corrin, address the toddler-centric issues of sharing and potty training. Ages 1–4.

Yoga Adventure! by Jamaica Stevens, illus. by Rocío Alejandro (Sept. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64686-289-4). An original song guides children through creative and safe yoga poses, which include wheelchair accessibility. Ages 3–7.

Dinner on Domingos by Alexandra Katona, illus. by Claudia Navarro (Sept. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64686-293-1). Alejandra decides that she wants to be brave and try speaking Spanish with her abuelita so that they can deepen their bond. Ages 4–8.

Dumpling Day by Meera Sriram, illus. by Inés de Antuñano (Sept. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64686-281-8). Ten diverse families each cook their own variation of dumplings for a neighborhood potluck; the endnotes include easy, authentic recipes. Ages 4–9.

Joy to the World! Christmas Around the Globe by Kate DePalma, illus. by Sophie Fatus (Sept. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64686-297-9), looks at how 13 different cultures celebrate Christmas. Ages 4–10.

Planet Power: Explore the World’s Renewable Energy by Stacy Clark, illus. by Annalisa Beghelli (Aug. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64686-278-8), examines six renewable energy technologies that are used around the world. Ages 6–11.

Barefoot Books Water: A Deep Dive of Discovery by Christy Mihaly, illus. by Mariona Cabassa (Sept. 17, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-64686-280-1). A water droplet character guides young readers through topics ranging from melting and freezing to the ways in which water literally shapes the Earth. Ages 8–12.

Beaming Books

How to Return a Monster by Charlotte Offsay, illus. by Rea Zhai (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-6469-5). A big sister hatches a plan to send her baby brother back where he came from. Ages 3–7.

The Animals Speak: A Christmas Eve Legend by Marion Dane Bauer, illus. by Brittany Baugus (Oct. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-6643-9), retells the story of how animals received the ability to speak and rejoice at the birth of Jesus at the stroke of midnight on Christmas Eve. Ages 3–8.

Big Bear Was Not the Same by Joanna Rowland, illus. by John Ledda (Aug. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-7141-9). Big Bear is different after being caught in a forest fire, and his friend Little Bear tries to learn how to be a good friend and support him. Ages 4–7.

Seeking Best Friend by Alison Marcotte. illus. by Diane Ewen (Jan. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-6638-5). When a child sends out an open call for a best friend, the unlikeliest candidates apply for the job. Ages 4–7.

A Simple Christmas on the Farm by Phyllis Alsdurf, illus. by Lisa Hunt (Sept. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-7136-5). A girl discovers that making presents and Christmas decorations with her family on their farm is a true celebration of the holiday. Ages 4–8.

You Are Revolutionary by Cindy Wang Brandt, illus. by Lynnor Bontigao (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-7830-2), is intended to inspire every child who sees injustice in the world to use their individual gifts to make a difference. Ages 4–8.

Poet, Pilgrim, Rebel: The Story of Anne Bradstreet, America’s First Published Poet by Katie Munday Williams, illus. by Tania Rex (Aug. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-6306-3) profiles the Puritan woman whose passion for writing poetry broke barriers. Ages 5–8.

Prima Gina, Ballerina by Kelly Mangan, illus. by Anuki López (Jan. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-6812-9), features a body-positive ballerina who enters a talent show and overcomes her own doubts and the unkindness of others. Ages 5–8.

The Totally True Book of Strange and Surprising Bible Lists by Carla Barnhill and Marc Olson, illus. by Kelsey Heaton (Nov. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-6946-1), highlights the strange stories, sayings, and creatures of the Bible. Ages 9–13.

Still Stace: My Gay Christian Coming-of-Age Story: An Illustrated Memoir by Stacey Chomiak (Oct. 19, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-6951-5). Chomiak recounts how she discovered what it means to be gay and how she
reconciled her identity with her faith. Ages 13 and up.


The Big, Big rolls on with The Girl with Big, Big Questions by Britney Winn Lee, illus. by Jacob Souva (Aug. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-7378-9), ages 4–7. And Squirrel’s Sweater by Laura Renauld, illus. by Jennie Poh (Sept. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-7285-0), joins Woodland Friends, ages 4–8.

Becker & Mayer

How Big Is Your Paw? Forest Animals by Kristin J. Russo (Sept. 14, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7603-7229-6). With life-size embosses of common animal tracks from the forest, kids learn how their “paw” compares to animals’. Ages 4–8.

Behrman/Apples & Honey

Thank You Modeh Ani by Rabbi Alyson Solomon, illus by Bryony Clarkson (Aug. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-569-2). Inspired by Jewish prayers said upon waking, this book celebrates and expresses gratitude for our active, joyful, differently abled bodies. Ages 3–6.

Larry’s Latkes by Jenna Waldman, illus by Ben Whitehouse (Oct. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-565-4). Big Larry, an alligator with a popular food truck, has trouble inventing new latke recipes for a special Hanukkah party. Ages 5–8.

Pumpkin Pie for Sigd: A Holiday Tale by Tzvia MacLeod, illus. by Denise Damanti (Aug. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-566-1). When Maddie feels homesick for Thanksgiving after her move to Israel, her new friend Orly invites her to celebrate the Jewish Ethiopian holiday of Sigd. Ages 5–8.

Sharkbot Shalom by Jenna Waldman, illus. by Sharon Davey (Aug. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-567-8). As a shark robot begins to run out of charge, the preparations for Shabbat dinner with undersea friends become even more urgent. Ages 5–8.

Shield of the Maccabees: A Hanukkah Graphic Novel by Eric A. Kimmel, illus. by Dov Smily (Oct. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-571-5). In the time of the Maccabees, a Jewish boy named Jonathan discovers that he and his Greek friend and neighbor Jason are on opposite sides when war comes to their land. Ages 10–13.


Saralee Siegel returns for Starlight Soup: A Sukkot Story by Elana Rubinstein, illus. by Jennifer Naalchigar (Aug. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-564-7), ages 8–10.


Shapes and Colors by John Canty (Oct. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-6450696-8-6) introduces shape and color sorting and object identification. Ages 2–4.

And... by Phillippe Jalbert (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-6489533-7-1). Using a sequence of escalating events, a mother warns a girl what could occur if she touches a butterfly. Ages 3–6.

When the Sakura Bloom by Narisa Togo (Jan. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-6489533-1-9) explores the significance of, and provides information about, the annual Sakura bloom (cherry blossom) festival in Japan. Ages 3–7.

Nobody Owns the Moon by Tohby Riddle (Jan. 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-9943841-9-5). Two unlikely friends have a wonderful night in the city thanks to a discarded invitation. Ages 4–8.


Helping Our World Get Well: Covid Vaccines by Beth Bacon, illus. by Kary Lee (Sept. 14, $24, ISBN 978-1-949467-73-4). This companion to Covid-19 Helpers seeks to educate kids and their parents about the value and necessity of obtaining a vaccination for Covid-19. Ages 5–11.


Amah Faraway by Margaret Chiu Greanias, illus. by Tracy Subisak (Jan. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0721-1). In a tale presented as a reverse poem, a girl and her Taiwainese grandmother connect across distance, language, and culture. Ages 3–6.

Five Little Easter Bunnies by Martha Mumford, illus. by Sarah Jennings (Dec. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0734-1). Five Easter bunnies go on a lift-the-flap egg hunt. Ages 3–6.

Kick Push by Frank Morrison (Jan. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0592-7). Young Epic struggles to find a new skateboarding crew in his new neighborhood. Ages 3–6.

Sonny Says Mine! by Caryl Hart, illus. by Zachariah OHora (Aug. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0580-4). After taking his friend’s toy, Sonny must find the courage to tell the truth and apologize. Ages 3–6.

Love Is for Roaring by Mike Kerr, illus. by Renata Liwska (Jan. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-124-9). Lion and Mouse imagine the various ways one might show love. Ages 4–8.

Where Butterflies Fill the Sky: A Story of Immigration, Family, and Finding Home by Zahra Marwan (Jan. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0651-1) tells the true story of the author’s immigration from Kuwait to the United States, emphasizing themes of family, belonging, and identity. Ages 4–8.

Fox: A Circle of Life Story by Isabel Thomas, illus. by Daniel Egnéus (Nov. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0692-4), provides a scientific look at the circle of life as experienced by a mother fox and her cubs. Ages 5–7.

What the Dinosaurs Saw: Life on Earth Before Humans by Fatti Burke (Nov. 2, $23.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0689-4) explores the beginnings of the universe, from 3.5 billion years ago with the Big Bang to when dinosaurs roamed Earth. Ages 6–8.

The Raven Heir by Stephanie Burgis (Sept. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0637-5). Young shapeshifter Cordelia must use her powers to help save her family and discover the true heir to the throne. Ages 8–11.

Revver the Speedway Squirrel: The Big Race Home by Sherri Duskey Rinker, illus. by Alex Willan (Sept. 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0367-1). Revver the squirrel has big plans—to drive a race car. Ages 8–11.

Stolen Science by Ella Schwartz, illus. by Gaby D’Alessandro (Aug. 31, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0228-5), showcases uncredited scientists and inventors throughout the ages, featuring women, people from underrepresented communities, and immigrants who made remarkable discoveries. Ages 9–11.

Birdie’s Billions by Edith Cohn (Nov. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0711-2). When 11-year-old Birdie finds half a million dollars, she wonders if she can keep it, which really would help her family. Ages 10–12.

Once More with Chutzpah by Haley Neil (Oct. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0709-9). A teen grapples with questions of her Jewish identity, mental health, and sexuality during an exchange trip to Israel. Ages 12 and up.

Spin Me Right Round by David Valdes (Nov. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0710-5). After being knocked back to 1985, a gay Latinx teen must navigate a conservative high school, help a closeted student facing homophobic bullies, and find a way back to his own time. Ages 12 and up.

Your Life Has Been Delayed by Michelle I. Mason (Aug. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0408-1). In this YA debut, Jenny boards a flight in New York and lands back home in St. Louis—25 years later. Ages 12 and up.

Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer (Sept. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0466-1) launches a fantasy series about those with power and those without, and what happens when someone dares to imagine a new future. Ages 13 and up.

We Light Up the Sky by Lilliam Rivera (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0376-3). The lives of three Latinx teens intertwine when an alien visitor lands in Los Angeles and has them questioning who the true enemy is. Ages 13 and up.

How We Fall Apart by Katie Zhao (Aug. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0397-8). Four Asian American teens at an elite prep school race to find the truth behind who murdered their friend before their own life-altering secrets are revealed. Ages 14 and up.

Medusa by Jessie Burton, illus. by Olivia Lomenech Gill (Jan. 11, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0759-4), is a feminist YA retelling of this Greek myth. Ages 14 and up.


The Daily Bark by Laura James; illus. by Charlie Alder, debuts with The Puppy Problem (Jan. 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0881-2; $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5476-0880-5), ages 7–10. And Pegasus Princesses by Emily Bliss, illus. by Sydney Hanson, takes flight with Mist’s Maze (Sept. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0681-8) and Aqua’s Splash (Sept. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0685-6), ages 7–10.

Blue Dot

Goodbye, Old House by Margaret Wild, illus. by Ann James (Sept. 14, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-7362264-5-2). On moving day, a child recounts the last experiences in one house and the first experiences in their new home. Ages 3–7.

Little Bird’s Day by Sally Morgan, illus. by Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr (Oct. 5, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-7362264-6-9), depicts a day in the life of Little Bird as she sings, flies with Cloud, travels with Wind, and nestles with Moon. Ages 3–7.


Joining Words of the World by Motomitsu Maehara are Animals (Oct. 19, $10.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-7362264-4-5) and Plants (Oct. 19, $10.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-7362264-3-8), ages up to 5.

Bold Strokes/Soliloquy

#shedeservedit by Greg Herren (Jan. 11, $13.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-63555-996-5). A teenager in a small Southern town investigates the murder of his best friend, the closeted gay star of their high school football team, and discovers his death is connected to the suicide of a cheerleader who was sexually assaulted and bullied. Ages 13 and up.

Bury Me in Shadows by Greg Herren (Oct. 12, $13.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-63555-993-4). Gay college freshman Jake spends the summer at his dying grandmother’s decaying plantation house in rural Alabama, where an archaeological team excavates ruins connected to an old family legend. Ages 13 and up.

The Infinite Summer by Morgan Lee Miller (Dec. 14, $13.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-63555-969-9). A girl falls in love with another girl for the first time and finds herself tangled in a restaurant rivalry between her celebrity chef stepmother and her girlfriend. Ages 13 and up.

Two Winters by Lauren Emily Whalen (Sept. 14, $13.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-63679-019-0) is a contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale focused on a bisexual teen who seeks the truth about her roots, which her adoptive mothers won’t share. Ages 13 and up.

Bright Matter


Reference series Totally Random Questions by Melina Bellows begins with Totally Random Questions Vol. 1 (Jan. 4, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-45030-7) and Totally Random Questions Vol. 2 (Jan. 4, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-45031-4), ages 8–12.


Britannica First Big Book of Why: Why Do Penguins Fly? Why Do We Brush Our Teeth? Why Does Popcorn Pop? The Ultimate Book of Answers for Kids Who Need to Know WHY! by Sally Symes and Stephanie Drimmer, illus. by Kate Slater (Oct. 5, $25, ISBN 978-1-913750-42-8), provides answers to more than 100 questions that kids really want to know. Ages 4–8.

Listified! Britannica’s 300 Lists That Will Blow Your Mind! by Andrew Pettie, illus. by Andrés Lozano (Sept. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-912920-75-4), invites readers to explore quirkily illustrated lists covering everything from outer space to dinosaurs and from the human body to volcanoes. Ages 8–12.


5-Minute Really True Stories gains Britannica’s 5-Minute Really True Stories for Family Time: 30 Amazing Stories: Featuring Family Mealtimes from Around the World, Helpful Pets, Extravagant Eddings, Animals Homes and Much More! (Oct. 5, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-913750-38-1), ages 4–8.


Always Tell the Truth by Kyra Robinson, illus. by Cynthia Meadows (Nov. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61254-535-6). Twins Katie and Kimmie break the rules, but then remember Pastor Jimmy’s advice about honesty. Ages 5–8.

Billan the Bard by Mark Huffman, illus. by Dawn Davidson (Sept. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61254-531-8). Billan seeks a wizard’s help when he loses his ability to rhyme. Ages 5–9.


Chi Chi the Rescue Dog by Elizabeth Howell, illus. by Blayne Fox, launches with Never Give Up (Oct. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-61254-533-2), ages 5–8. And Cypher 1.0 by Bill Riley debuts with Ashur’s Tears by (Nov. 2, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-61254-534-9), ages 10–13.

Bushel & Peck

My Little Prayer by David Archuleta, illus. by Sara Ugolotti (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-952239-54-0). Singer-songwriter Archuleta tells the story of a boy who discovers that what God wants for him is even better than what he wanted for himself. Ages 3–6.

Atom: The Building Block of the Universe by David Miles (Sept. 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-100-1) introduces readers to the basics of atoms, molecules, and how everything fits together to build the world they love. Ages 5–9.

Ask a Pilot: Answers to Kids’ Top Questions About Flying by Justin Kelley (Nov. 2, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63819-039-4). Pilot Kelley answers 20 queries on the subject. Ages 6–10.

Maybe: A Mindfulness Tale (Jan. 4, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-101-8). This tale suggests that what seems bad might be good; what seems good might be bad; and in the end, all are essential, helpful experiences. Ages 6–10.

Grit: A Kid’s Anthology: Inspiring Stories of Perseverance When the Going Got Tough by Sarah Abramson (Nov. 2, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-102-5) showcases real, well-known people who faced problems and pushed their way through them. Ages 7–11.

The Stories Behind the Stories: The Remarkable True Tales Behind Your Favorite Kids’ Books by Danielle Blenken and Stephanie Miles (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-041-7) reveals inside stories about bestselling children’s books and authors. Ages 7–11.

This Just in: Relive History’s 75 Most Memorable Events with Real Radio Broadcasts (Nov. 2, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63819-049-3). Readers will find historical summaries and codes to scan allowing them to listen to real broadcasts. Ages 7–11.

How to Speak Animal: Decode the Secret Language of Dogs, Cats, Birds, Reptiles, and More! (Oct. 5, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63819-043-1) is a beginner’s guide for decoding animal language—and learning how to communicate back. Ages 7–12.

The 2022 Family Astronomical Almanac: How to Spot This Year’s Planets, Eclipses, Meteor Showers, and More! (Oct. 5, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63819-020-2) offers what to look for, when to watch, scientific explanations, and tips for exploring the night skies in 2022. Ages 7–13.


Read-Aloud Kids’ Classics adds Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in 20 Minutes a Day (Oct. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-952239-66-3), A Christmas Carol in 20 Minutes a Day (Oct. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-952239-67-0), and Peter Pan in 20 Minutes a Day (Oct. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-952239-68-7), ages 6–10.

Little Library of Languages publishes My First Book of Japanese (Nov. 2, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-045-5) and My First Book of Mandarin (Nov. 2, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-046-2), ages 7–12. Joining Little Library of Natural History by Robert Miles are The Little Book of Insects (Sept. 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-004-2), The Little Book of North American Animals (Sept. 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-005-9), The Little Book of North American Bird (Sept. 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-006-6), and The Little Book of Shells (Sept. 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-007-3), ages 7–12. And Great Documents Collection welcomes The Side-by-Side Declaration of Independence by David Miles (Sept. 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-048-6), ages 9–12.



Caillou’s Essentials grows with Caillou Learns About Screen Time by Christine L’Heureux, illus. by Kary (Nov. 23, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-2-89718-587-9), ages 2–5.


Contest of Queens by Jordan H. Bartlett (Jan. 18, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7443-0498-5). Jacs, an inventor’s apprentice from the Lower Realm, participates in the Contest of Queens to prove that a Queendom is strongest when united. Ages 14 and up.

A Measure of Serenity by Bryan Prosek (Nov. 2, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7443-0362-9). A mathematically brilliant but awkward teen must impersonate her alter ego as a resistance leader against dimension-hopping enemies, or else lose all hope of returning to her own world. Ages 14 and up.


Empire of the House of Thorns sails on with Justice at Sea by Christian Klaver (Dec. 7, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7443-0427-5), ages 14 and up.


Big Bear, Little Bear by Marine Schneider (Sept. 21, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-951836-28-3). Big Bear and Little Bear depict concepts of size and comparison. Ages up to 3.

Go to Bed, Ted! Even a Future President Must Sleep by Shirin Yim Bridges, illus. by Luciano Lozano (Sept. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-951836-24-5), imagines the childhood bedtime routine of Theodore Roosevelt. Ages 3–5.

If You Are the Dreamer by Kristen Balouch (Sept. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-951836-27-6). A child is reassured that no matter what or where they are, they will never be alone. Ages 3–5.

Yours in Books by Julie Falatko, illus. by Gabriel Alborozo (Aug. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-951836-20-7), is a story told in letters between a furry bookshop owner, an avid if cranky feathered reader, and their forest friends. Ages 4–7.

Dorothy & Herbert: An Ordinary Couple and Their Extraordinary Collection of Art by Jackie Azúa Kramer, illus. by Julia Breckenreid (Oct. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-951836-21-4), tells the true tale of the New York City couple—a librarian and a postal worker—who amassed an extraordinary collection of artwork that they gave to the National Gallery of Art. Ages 5–7.

May Your Life Be Deliciosa by Michael Genhart, illus. by Loris Lora (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-951836-22-1). Rosie learns her abuela’s beloved recipe as her family participates in the Mexican tradition of Christmas Eve tamale-making. Ages 5–7.

Terrific Table Manners by Michelle Markel, illus. by Merrilee Liddiard (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-951836-23-8) is a modern take on table etiquette that follows the course of a proper dinner-party meal. Ages 5–7.

The Little Mermaid (Or, How to Find Love Underwater) by J.M. Farkas, illus. by Gina Triplett (Aug. 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-951836-07-8), presents a blackout poetry version of the classic fairy tale in which this daughter of water discovers she loves the sea and her body—mermaid tail and all. Ages 10–12.


Hop Aboard! Baby’s First Vehicles (Sept. 14, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-1778-0) and Wiggle, Walk, Wash! Baby’s First Animals (Sept. 14, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-1779-7) by Elliot Kruszynski. Baby animals star in these board books featuring novelty mirrors. Ages up to 3.

Who Needs a Hug? by Dean Hacohen, illus. by Sherry Scharschmidt (Oct. 12, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-1249-5). An array of baby animals find some loving reassurance in a trusted grown-up’s arms. Ages up to 3.

Australian Baby Animals by Frané Lessac (Aug. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1527-4) delivers information about the young of several Australian species. Ages 1–3.

Shabbat Shalom! (Aug. 3, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-0449-0) and We Go to Shul (Aug. 3, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-0450-6) by Douglas Florian, illus. by Hannah Tolson, depict a family enjoying their weekly Sabbath dinner and heading to synagogue together. Ages 2–4.

Baby, Sleepy Baby by Atinuke, illus. by Angela Brooksbank (Oct. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1986-9). This bedtime book is based on a song that the author’s father sang to her in Nigeria. Ages 2–5.

The Barn by Leah Rogers Meierfel, illus. by Barry Root (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0906-8), offers a barn’s-eye view of life on a farm. Ages 2–5.

Ear Worm! by Jo Knowles, illus. by Galia Bernstein (Jan. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0783-5). All of Little Worm’s friends add bits of their own songs as he tries to learn who filled his head with the ditty “Shimmy shimmy, no-sashay.” Ages 2–5.

Ergo by Alexis Deacon, illus. by Viviane Schwarz (Aug. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1780-3). Ergo the chick, from inside her egg, contemplates the world—and her place in it. Ages 2–5.

Heads and Tails: Underwater by John Canty (Aug. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1460-4). Readers follow the clues from page to page, from tail to head, to discover... what is that sneaking in the water? Ages 2–5.

Lion Lullaby by Kate Banks, illus. by Lauren Tobia (Dec. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0982-2). As the sun begins to set on the savanna, 10 little lions must find their way home before dark. Ages 2–5.

Sometimes Cake by Edwina Wyatt, illus. by Tamsin Ainslie (Jan. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1781-0). Friends Audrey and Lion find pleasure and solace in marking small moments together, with the help of balloons and confetti and drums and games and hats. Ages 2–5.

The Sun Shines on the Sea by Michael Slack (Sept. 21, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-1569-4). This lift-the-flap title provides a gentle introduction to the food chain. Ages 3–5.

Castle Gesundheit by Mark Fearing (Nov. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1412-3). The Baron Von Sneeze’s coughing and sniffling is keeping the village of Handkerchief awake, and Fiona tries to help him—and his many cats. Ages 3–7.

The Cookie Maker of Mavin Road by Sue Lawson, illus. by Liz Anelli (Nov. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1997-5). On Mavin Road, there’s no time for hellos or chats—until a lonely and mysterious cookie maker’s gifts bring everyone together. Ages 3–7.

Maxine by Bob Graham (Dec. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1770-4). Graham’s young, late-blooming superhero Max now has a little sister—super-sibling Maxine. Ages 3–7.

Maybe... by Chris Haughton (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2024-7). A trio of misbehaving, mango-loving monkeys have a close call. Ages 3–7.

Mi Casa Is My Home by Laurenne Sala, illus. by Zara González Hoang (Sept. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0943-3). Lucía invites readers to visit her bustling casa and meet an intergenerational array of loved ones in a Spanglish celebration of family life. Ages 3–7.

Moose’s Book Bus by Inga Moore (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1767-4). Moose’s library outing for more books soon has the whole woodland community crowding into his house to read together. Ages 3–7.

Off-Limits by Helen Yoon (Oct. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0731-6). Dad’s office is off-limits—which only makes it more intriguing to his curious young daughter. Ages 3–7.

The Think-Ups! by Claire Alexander (Jan. 11, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2012-4). When you can’t go outside to play, it’s time to summon all the marvelous creatures you can think up. Ages 3–7.

Time for Bed, Old House by Janet Costa Bates, illus. by AG Ford (Sept. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0998-3). At Isaac’s first sleepover, he gets to help Grandpop with a very special routine—putting the house to bed. Ages 3–7.

’Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, illus. by P.J. Lynch (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2285-2). Lynch illustrates a gift edition of this holiday poem. Ages 3–7.

Twenty Big Trucks in the Middle of Christmas by Mark Lee, illus. by Kurt Cyrus (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1253-2). Twenty trucks roll into town full of sparkle and anticipation, ready to set up the holiday festivities. Ages 3–7.

We Are One: How the World Adds Up by Susan Hood, illus. by Linda Yan (Sept. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0114-7). The whole is greater than the sum of its parts—and unity and connection are most important of all—in this counting book with a timely message. Ages 3–7.

How to Be Cooler Than Cool by Sean Taylor, illus. by Jean Jullien (Aug. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1529-8). Animals learn that dark shades and daring antics don’t necessarily lead to instant coolness. Ages 4–7.

Poultrygeist by Eric Geron, illus. by Pete Oswald (Aug. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1050-7). This take on “Why did the chicken cross the road?” gives a whole new meaning to “the Other Side.” Ages 4–7.

The Walloos’ Big Adventure by Anuska Allepuz (Aug. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1531-1). When the Walloos travel to an island and begin picking its leaves and plants, Little Walloo—who loves growing plants—gets a funny feeling that something isn’t quite right. Ages 4–7.

Dogs Love Cars by Leda Schubert, illus. by Paul Meisel (Oct. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0309-7) portrays dogs of all shapes and colors in this humorous celebration. Ages 4–8.

How to Have a Birthday by Mary Lyn Ray, illus. by Cindy Derby (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0741-5) assures readers that the greatest birthday gift of all is a whole day that is yours to unwrap. Ages 4–8.

Interrupting Chicken: Cookies for Breakfast by David Ezra Stein (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0778-1). On a quest to get cookies for breakfast, the little red chicken jars Papa awake and gleefully interjects cookies—and herself—into every nursery rhyme they read together. Ages 4–8.

My Pet Goldfish by Catherine Rayner Nov. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1520-5) follows Richard the growing goldfish from an indoor tank to an outdoor pond. Ages 4–8.

Ready for the Spotlight! by Jaime Kim (Nov. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0518-3) stars sisters Tessie and Maya in a tale about sibling rivalry, ballet, and finding your free-form self. Ages 4–8.

There’s a Dodo on the Wedding Cake by Wade Bradford, illus. by Kevin Hawkes (Sept. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0884-9). Mr. Snore is back at the hotel to play his violin at a wedding—where his valiant efforts to protect the elaborate cake go awry. Ages 4–8.

Winter Lullaby by Dianne White, illus. by Ramona Kaulitzki (Nov. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0919-8). As winter approaches, Mama Bear assures Small Bear that it’s time to tuck in for a cozy, long sleep—despite what other animals are doing. Ages 4–8.

North and South: A Tale of Two Hemispheres by Sandra Morris (Aug. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0459-9) offers a global view of how the animal world adapts to the seasons, with a simultaneous look at both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Ages 5–8.

Walrus Song by Janet Lawler, illus. by Timothy Basil Ering (Nov. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0755-2), explores the impressive repertoire of sounds that walruses make. Ages 5–8.

The Girl Who Could Fix Anything: Beatrice Shilling, World War II Engineer by Mara Rockliff, illus. by Daniel Duncan (Sept. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1252-5), tells the true story of a woman whose brilliance and mechanical expertise helped Britain win World War II. Ages 5–9.

Wombat by Christopher Cheng, illus. by Liz Duthie (Sept. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2036-0), delivers information about the native Australian creature known as the “bulldozer of the bush.” Ages 5–9.

Bei Bei Goes Home: A Panda Story by Cheryl Bardoe (Nov. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1763-6). Two nations and a mother panda work together to nurture a “precious treasure” in the real account of a celebrity panda cub and his life at the Smithsonian National Zoo. Ages 6–9.

Kookaburra by Claire Saxby, illus. by Tannya Harricks (Aug. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1519-9), is an exploration of a unique Australian animal: the laughing kookaburra. Ages 6–9.

Love in the Library by Maggie Tokuda-Hall, illus. by Yas Imamura (Jan. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0430-8), reveals the story of how the author’s grandparents found hope and love when they first met in the tiny library of a Japanese internment camp during WWII. Ages 6–9.

Nano: The Spectacular Science of the Very (Very) Small by Jess Wade, illus. by Melissa Castrillón (Sept. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1766-7), explains atoms, the elements, and other essential science concepts and reveals how very (very) small materials are manipulated to create various wonders of nanotechnology. Ages 6–9.

Sona Sharma, Very Best Big Sister? by Chitra Soundar, illus. by Jen Khatun (Sept. 14, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1482-6). Can Sona be the best big sister ever when she’s not sure she even wants a baby sibling? Ages 6–9.

The Three Princes of Serendip: New Tellings of Old Tales for Everyone by Rodaan Al Galidi, illus. by Geertje Aalders (Nov. 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1450-5) features 20 Middle Eastern fables and folktales that Al Galidi first learned in his homeland of Iraq, as part of the Arabic storytelling tradition. Ages 6–9.

When We Say Black Lives Matter by Maxine Beneba Clarke (Sept. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2238-8) celebrates the meaning behind the words Black Lives Matter. Ages 6–9.

¡Mambo Mucho Mambo! The Dance That Crossed Color Lines by Dean Robbins, illus. by Eric Velasquez (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0608-1). New York City’s desegregated Palladium Ballroom in the 1940s springs to life in this tribute to the history of mambo and Latin jazz. Ages 7–9.

Fearless: The Story of Daphne Caruana Galizia, Defender of Free Speech by Gattaldo (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1918-0) shines a spotlight on an intrepid Maltese woman who followed her calling to be an investigative journalist—and refused to back down. Ages 7–9.

Africa, Amazing Africa: Country by Country by Atinuke, illus. by Mouni Feddag (Oct. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0537-4) serves up a nonfiction guide to the people, flora, and fauna of all 55 countries of the African continent. Ages 7–10.

Ducks Overboard! A True Story of Plastic in Our Oceans by Markus Motum (Sept. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1772-8). A plastic duck narrates this true story of thousands of bath toys that were lost at sea and swept to the four corners of the Pacific. Ages 7–10.

Where Snow Angels Go by Maggie O’Farrell, illus. by Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini (Oct. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1937-1). Sylvie discovers she has an unusual protector in this modern fairy tale about what happens to a snow angel after you leave it behind. Ages 7–10.

Lena, the Sea, and Me by Maria Parr (Aug. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0772-9). Trille and Lena navigate the rough waters of friendship when a new soccer coach and a new girl in school disrupt their seaside escapades. Ages 8–11.

The Beatryce Prophecy by Kate DiCamillo, illus. by Sophie Blackall (Sept. 28, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1361-4; $50 gift edition, ISBN 978-1-5362-1867-1). In a medieval setting, a girl with a head full of stories—powerful tales-within-the-tale of queens and kings, mermaids and wolves—ventures into a dark wood in search of the castle of one who wishes her dead. Ages 8–12.

Hoop Kings 2: New Royalty by Charles R. Smith (Sept. 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1035-4) delivers a high-energy collection of poems and photos celebrating 12 pro ballers. Ages 8–12.

Zion Unmatched by Zion Clark, James S. Hirsch (Aug. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2418-4) traces the path of wrestler and wheelchair racer Zion Clark to become the first American man to compete in both the Olympics and Paralympics. Ages 8–12.

Birdie’s Bargain by Katherine Paterson (Oct. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1559-5). Ten-year-old Birdie makes a deal with God for her father’s safe return from the Iraq War. Ages 9–12.

Crashing in Love by Jennifer Richard Jacobson (Oct. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1153-5). When Peyton comes across the victim of a hit-and-run, she has no idea what fate might have in store for her and the boy in a coma. Ages 10–14.

On the Move: Poems About Migration by Michael Rosen, illus. by Quentin Blake (Jan. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1810-7). Personal poems and poignant art illuminate the experience of refugees and immigrants everywhere. Ages 10–14.

Picturing a Nation: The Great Depression’s Finest Photographers Introduce America to Itself by Martin W. Sandler (Oct. 12, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1525-0). With this curated volume of 140 full-color and black-and-white photographs, Sandler unpacks the U.S. Farm Security Administration’s sweeping visual record of the Great Depression. Ages 10–14.

Polo Cowboy by G. Neri, illus. by Jesse Joshua Watson (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0711-8). In this sequel to Ghetto Cowboy (adapted for film), a Black kid from North Philly winds up playing polo. Ages 10–14.

The Robber Girl by Franny Billingsley (Sept. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-6956-0) is about a girl and her knife, the only thing she thinks will keep her safe, in a strange world with rules that are upended as she learns about life and faces her trauma. Ages 10–14.

Scribbles, Sorrows, and Russet Leather Boots: The Life of Louisa May Alcott by Liz Rosenberg, illus. by Diana Sudyka (Oct. 5, $22, ISBN 978-0-7636-9435-7), offers a portrait of the author of Little Women, revealing some of the more complex and daring aspects of her life. Ages 10–14.

Four Streets and a Square: A History of Manhattan and the New York Idea by Marc Aronson (Nov. 9, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5137-4) focuses on the evolution of four streets and a square (Wall Street, 42nd Street, West 4th Street, 125th Street, and Union Square) and how new ideas and artforms evolved from social blending. Ages 10 and up.

The Genius Under the Table: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain by Eugene Yelchin (Oct. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1552-6). Yelchin recounts in humorous detail his childhood in Cold War Russia as a boy desperate to understand his place in his family. Ages 10 and up.

Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People by Kekla Magoon (Sept. 28, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1418-5) relays an account of the Black Panthers—as militant revolutionaries and as human rights advocates working to defend and protect their community. Ages 12 and up.

Battle of the Bands, edited by Lauren Gibaldi and Eric Smith (Sept. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1433-8). Fifteen YA authors and one rock star band together for a collection of interconnected stories all recounting one event: their high school’s battle of the bands. Ages 14 and up.

The Delusionist by Don Calame (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9689-4). Fifteen-year-old Quinn faces frienship and romantic drama as he tries to win a coveted spot at the Masters of Magic Fantasy Camp. Ages 14 and up.

The Heartbreak Bakery by A.R. Capetta (Oct. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1653-0). Teenage baker Syd sends ripples of heartbreak through Austin’s queer community when a batch of post-being-dumped brownies turns out to be magical—and makes everyone who eats them break up. Ages 14 and up.


Little Fish by Lucy Cousins swims along with Hello, Little Fish! (Oct. 12, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2220-3), ages up to 3. And Maisy by Lucy Cousins adds Maisy’s Garage: Push, Slide, and Play! (Sept. 14, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-1683-7), ages up to 3. Gigantosaurus revs up with Roar, Giganto, Roar! by Cyber Group Studios (Sept. 14, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2249-4), ages 3–5. One Mean Ant marches on with One Mean Ant with Fly and Flea and Moth by Arthur Yorinks, illus. by Sergio Ruzzier (Oct. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8396-2), ages 3–7. See the Cat expands with See the Dog: Three Stories About a Cat by David Larochelle, illus. by Mike Wohnoutka (Sept. 14, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1629-5), ages 4–8.

Fergus and Zeke are back in Fergus and Zeke and the 100th Day of School by Kate Messner, illus. by Heather Ross (Dec. 14, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1300-3), ages 5–8. Where’s Waldo? by Martin Handford finds Where’s Waldo? Santa Spotlight Search (Sept. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2013-1), ages 5–9. Book Buddies by Cynthia Lord, illus. by Stephanie Graegin, begins with Ivy Lost and Found (Sept. 28, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1354-6), ages 6–9. Judy Moody returns for In a Monday Mood by Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds (Sept. 14, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1391-1), ages 6–9. The Rizzlerunk Club by Leslie Patricelli gains The Big Bad Lies (Jan. 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5105-3), ages 8–12. And Fat Angie concludes with Homecoming by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo (Nov. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0839-9), ages 14 and up.

Titles in Spanish

¡Mambo mucho mambo! El baile que atravesó la barrera del color (¡Mambo Mucho Mambo! The Dance That Crossed Color Lines) by Dean Robbins, illus. by Eric Velasquez (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1335-5), ages 7–9.

Series in Spanish

Juana and Lucas take center stage in Juana y Lucas (Oct. 19, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2426-9) and Muchos Changes (Oct. 19, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7209-6) by Juana Medina, ages 6–9.

Candlewick Entertainment

The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel and the Golden Acorn by Educational Insights, illus. by Lucia Gaggiotti (Oct. 19, $11.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2273-9). Readers lift the flaps to help the Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel find the most special acorn of all. Ages up to 3.


Peppa Pig takes a bow in Peppa Pig Goes to Hollywood (Oct. 12, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1959-3), ages 3–7.

Candlewick Studio

My First Pop-Up Mythological Monsters: 15 Incredible Pops-Ups by Owen Davey (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1764-3). Mythological monsters from around the world spring to life. Ages 3–7.

Once Upon a Time There Was and Will Be So Much More by Johanna Schaible (Sept. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2213-5). This debut picture book’s graduated pages reflect the passage of time. Ages 5–9.

The Song of the Nightingale by Tanya Landman, illus. by Laura Carlin (Jan. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1768-1). A creation story answers the question of how the nightingale got its golden voice. Ages 6–9.

Across the Rainbow Bridge: Stories of Norse Gods and Humans by Kevin Crossley-Holland, illus. by Jeffrey Alan Love (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1771-1). These tales revisit an ancient world of magic, mythology, and mountain trolls. Ages 10 and up.


Paper Peek by Chihiro Takeuchi issues Alphabet (Dec. 14, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-1150-4), ages up to 3.

Candlewick/Big Picture

Hidden Habitats: Water by Lily Murray, illus. by Lara Hawthorne (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1994-4). This lift-the-flap book lets children explore eight very different aquatic ecosystems. Ages 5–8.

Colossus: The World’s Most Amazing Feats of Engineering by Colin Hynson, illus. by Giulia Lombardo (Oct. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1706-3), showcases the engineering that has led to the world’s most innovative buildings, bridges, and monuments. Ages 8–12.

Paper World: Space by the Templar Company, illus. by Gail Armstrong (Nov. 2, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1987-6). Paper cutouts reveal the wonders of space, from the planets that make up our solar system to distant galaxies to the moment that started it all, the Big Bang. Ages 8–12.

Candlewick/Nosy Crow

There’s a Mouse in My House by Ross Collins (Sept. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2022-3). Bear has an unwelcome guest, and this mouse just won’t leave. Ages 2–5.

Who’s Hiding in the Snow?, illus. by Katharine McEwen (Nov. 2, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2023-0). Readers can pore over collaged pages and explore under rocks, snowbanks, and icebergs to find out facts about wildlife in snowy climates. Ages 2–5.

Building a Home by Polly Faber, illus. by Klas Fahlén (Oct. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2008-7) shows how an old factory can become a brand-new apartment, step-by-step. Ages 3–7.

The Cat and the Rat and the Hat by Em Lynas, illus. by Matt Hunt (Sept. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2310-1). In this rhyming romp, Cat is sitting on his mat when Rat arrives wearing a very nice hat. Ages 3–7.


Peekaboo by Camilla Reid, illus. by Ingela P. Arrhenius, expands with Love (Nov. 9, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2020-9) and Moon (Nov. 9, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2275-3), ages up to 2. And Tiny Tab, illus. by Jannie Ho, greets Little Chick Looks for the Easter Bunny (Jan. 11, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2009-4) and Puppy Finds the Perfect Hug (Dec. 14, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2010-0), ages up to 3.


The Little Things by Emma Dodd (Sept. 14, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2001-8). A giant panda and its baby discover the importance of kindness and helping others. Ages 2–5.

The Robin and the Fir Tree by Hans Christian Andersen, illus. by Jason Jameson (Oct. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2002-5), retells the classic Christmas-themed fairy tale of impatience, friendship, and rebirth. Ages 3–7.

Wild by Sam Usher (Dec. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2000-1). A boy and his beloved grandfather discover the wonder of the natural world when they chase after the cat they are pet sitting for the day. Ages 3–7.

Prehistoric Pets by Dean Lomax, illus. by Mike Love (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1714-8). Paleontologist Lomax takes a close look at seven of our favorite pets and uses fossil clues to reveal who their prehistoric ancestors might be. Ages 5–9.

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, illus. by Grahame Baker-Smith (Oct. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1999-9). This newly illustrated edition follows the classic adventures of Mole, Ratty, Badger, and the mischievous Mr. Toad. Ages 7–10.

Candlewick/Walker Books US

The Velvet Fox by Catherine Fisher (Nov. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1492-5). In the sequel to The Clockwork Crow, Seren and Tomos think they’ve bested the fairies who tried to steal them away forever—until Tomos makes the mistake of saying this aloud. Ages 9–12.

Ferryman by Claire McFall (Oct. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1845-9). After a deadly train crash, the afterlife is waiting for Dylan. But that’s only if she and her intriguing Ferryman can make it across the demon-infested wasteland—and if she can bear to let him go. Ages 12 and up.

Idol Gossip by Alexandra Leigh Young (Sept. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1364-5). A scout for one of the top K-pop companies in Seoul hears 17-year-old American-in Korea Alice sing at karaoke and offers her a spot at their Star Academy. Ages 12 and up.


Embassy of the Dead by Will Mabbitt, illus. by Taryn Knight, continues with Hangman’s Crossing (Oct. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1048-4), ages 8–12. The Legends of Eerie-on-Sea by Thomas Taylor, illus. by Tom Booth,
float along with Shadowghast (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0860-3), ages 8–12. Mars Patel is back in The Interplanetary Expedition of Mars Patel by Sheela Chari (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0957-0), ages 8–12. And Shadow Skye Trilogy by Joseph Elliott concludes with The Burning Swift (Jan. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0749-1), ages 12 and up.

Capstone Editions

Best Buddies by Lynn Plourde, illus. by Arthur Lin (Aug. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68446-143-1). A boy with Down syndrome and his dog best friend do everything together. Ages 3–5.

Let It Grow by Mary Ann Fraser, illus. by Riley Samels (Aug. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68446-380-0). Patience plays a role in this book about the rewards of letting a giant pumpkin grow from a small seed. Ages 4–7.

Mindful Mr. Sloth by Katy Hudson (Aug. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68446-397-8). Mr. Sloth’s mindful ways may help fast-moving Sasha to slow down and enjoy life. Ages 4–7.

So You Want to Build a Library by Lindsay Leslie, illus. by Aviel Basil, (Aug. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68446-376-3). Leslie puts the reader in charge as the architect of a fantastical library in this imaginative picture book celebrating the joys of reading. Ages 4–7.

Donut Worry by Christianne Jones, illus. by Jack Viant (Aug. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68446-073-1). Cookie tries to help her friend Donut feel less anxiety about the first day of school. Ages 5–7.

My Sister, Daisy by Adria Karlsson, illus. by Linus Curci, (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68446-384-8). Karlsson shares the true story of her second child who disclosed that she is transgender and how this affected her relationship with her older brother. Ages 5–7.

Pando: A Living Wonder of Trees by Kate Allen Fox, illus. by Turine Tran (Aug. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68446-277-3), pays tribute to Pando, a Utah grove of quaking Aspen trees connected by their roots to form one of the world’s oldest and largest living things, and the challenges it faces. Ages 8–11.

Volcano, Where Fire and Water Meet by Mary Cerullo (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68446-206-3) stitches together science, history, and mythology in an exploration of volcanoes. Ages 8–12.


Scooby-Doo! buckles into the Mystery Machine for Sleep Tight, Scooby-Doo! by Michael Dahl, illus. by Scott Jeralds (Aug. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68446-389-3), ages 5–7.

Capstone Press


Six new Artifacts from the American Past titles arrive this fall, including The Emancipation Proclamation Inkstand by Jehan Jones-Radgowski (Aug. 1, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4966-9681-6), The Greensboro Lunch Counter by Shawn Pryor (Aug. 1, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4966-9684-7), and Lewis and Clark’s Compass by John Micklos Jr. (Aug. 1, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4966-9682-3), ages 8–11. Among the six new Days That Changed America volumes are The 9/11 Terrorist Attacks (Aug. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2083-6) and The Apollo 11 Moon Landing (Aug. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2075-1) by Amy Maranville, and The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln by Jessica Gunderson (Aug. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2077-5), ages 8–11. Max Axiom and the Society of Super Scientists return for four titles, including Animal Extinction Emergency by Emily Sohn, illus. by Eduardo Garcia (Aug. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2171-0), Ocean Plastics Problem by Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan, illus. by Erik Doescher (Aug. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2175-8), and Polar Ice Meltdown by Carol Kim, illus. by Doescher (Aug. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2173-4), ages 8–11. And The Science of History by Tammy Enz gains four titles, including Science in King Tut’s Tomb (Aug. 1, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4966-9693-9), Science on Shackleton’s Expedition (Aug. 1, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4966-9692-2), and Science on the Mayflower (Aug. 1, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4966-9694-6), ages 8–11.

Sports Illustrated Kids Big-Time Records adds six new titles tracking various sports, including Big-Time Baseball Records by Bruce Berglund (Aug. 1, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-9771-5930-4), Big-Time Basketball Records by Thom Storden (Aug. 1, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-9771-5929-8), and Big-Time Hockey Records by Berglund (Aug. 1, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-9771-5932-8), ages 8–11. Joining Sports Illustrated Kids: Ball by Matt Doeden are four new titles, including Basketball Greats (Aug. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2071-3), Basketball Shoes, Shorts, and Style (Aug. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2069-0), and The Evolution of Basketball (Aug. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2067-6), ages 8–11. Sports Illustrated Kids: More Than a Game issues four new titles, including Courage on the Football Field: And Other Football Skills by Elliott Smith (Aug. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2061-4), Patience at the Plate: And Other Baseball Skills by Smith (Aug. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2059-1), and Respect on the Court: And Other Basketball Skills by Matt Scheff (Aug. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2063-8), ages 8–11. And Sports Illustrated Kids: Name Game by Thom Storden rolls out four new titles, including Baseball’s Greatest Nicknames: Babe, Hammerin’ Hank, Mookie, and More! (Aug. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2039-3), Football’s Greatest Nicknames: The Refrigerator, Prime Time, Touchdown Tom, and More! (Aug. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2049-2), and Hockey’s Greatest Nicknames: The Great One, Super Mario, Sid the Kid, and More! (Aug. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2055-3), ages 8–11.

The six latest Unusual Life Cycles by Jaclyn Jaycox include Unusual Life Cycles of Amphibians (Aug. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4966-9700-4), Unusual Life Cycles of Birds (Aug. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4966-9701-1), and Unusual Life Cycles of Fish (Aug. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4966-9702-8), ages 8–11. Among the six Wild Outdoors series entries are Go Birding! by Julia Garstecki-Derkovitz (Aug. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2043-0), Go Bowhunting! by Lisa M. Bolt Simons (Aug. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2045-4), and Go Duck Hunting! by Simons (Aug. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2047-8), ages 8–11. And You Choose: Monster Hunter welcomes four volumes, including Can You Capture the Chupacabra? by Brandon Terrell and Blake Hoena (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2036-2), Can You Catch the Kraken? by Terrell (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2030-0), and Can You Net the Loch Ness Monster? by Terrell and Matt Doeden (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2031-7), ages 8–11.



Science Inquiry delivers eight titles, including How Are Animals Grouped? by Lisa M. Bolt Simons (Aug. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-9771-3255-0), How Are Plants Pollinated? by Emily Raij (Aug. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-9771-3256-7), and Is It a Food Web or a Food Chain? by Emily Sohn (Aug. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-9771-3257-4), ages 5–8.

CAPSTONE/Picture Window


Azaleah Lane makes the scene in The Scientific Life of Azaleah Lane by Nikki Shannon Smith, illus. by Gloria Felix (Aug. 1, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-5158-4467-9), ages 5–7. Discover Graphics: Fairy Tales continues with six titles including Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Renee Biermann, illus. by Román Díaz (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2091-1), Jack and the Beanstalk by Biermann, illus. by Miguel D. Rivas (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2093-5), and The Princess and the Pea by Jehan Jones-Radgowski, illus. by Antonella Fant (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2095-9), ages 5–7. Six new Emma Every Day titles by C.L. Reid, illus. by Elena Aiello, include Friendship Goals (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2193-2), The Lemonade Stand (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2188-8), and Roller Skating Worries (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2189-5), ages 5–7.

Kids’ Sports Stories scores with six entries including BMX Blast by Elliott Smith, illus. by Amanda Erb (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2124-6), Figure Skating Fears by Cari Meister, illus. by Alex Patrick (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2125-3), and Free Throw Contest by Shawn Pryor, illus. by Patrick (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2121-5), ages 5–7. Joining Looney Tunes Wordless Graphic Novels are Galaxy Golf by Derek Fridolfs, illus. by Dave Alvarez (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2035-5), High-Rise Hijinks by Ivan Cohen, illus. by Scott Gross (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2034-8), and Picnic Pigs by Fridolfs, illus. by Gross (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2033-1), ages 5–7.

Mr. Grizley’s Class by Bryan Patrick Avery, illus. by Arief Putra, kicks off with Cecilia’s Fundraiser (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2096-6), Emily’s Big Shot (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2099-7), Mordecai’s Magic (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2097-3), and Shaw’s Solo (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2098-0), ages 5–7. Pedro returns for Pedro and the Dragon (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2184-0) and Pedro Is Rich (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2185-7) by Fran Manushkin, illus. by Tammie Lyon, ages 5–7. And Scooby-Doo! Mini Mysteries by John Sazaklis, illus. by Christian Cornia, launches with The Captain’s Curse (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2127-7), The Gold Miner’s Ghost (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2126-0), Monster Marsh (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2123-9), and Redbeard’s Revenge (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2130-7), ages 5–7.

Astrid and Apollo are back in Astrid and Apollo and the Magic Pepper (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-5158-8317-3), Astrid and Apollo and the Puppy Surprise (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-5158-8316-6), Astrid and Apollo in Concert (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2017-1), and Astrid and Apollo, Tae Kwon Do Champs (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2018-8) by V.T. Bidania, illus. by Evelt Yanait, ages 6–8. And new to Sadiq by Siman Nuurali, illus. by Christos Skaltsas, are Sadiq and the Big Election (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2190-1) and Sadiq and the Gamers (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2191-8), ages 6–8.

Capstone/Stone Arch


Among the four new Batman and Scooby-Doo! Mysteries by Michael Anthony Steele, illus. by Dario Brizuela, are The Case of the Cursed Crop (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2019-5), The Chilling Ice Rink Escapade (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2020-1), and The Crazy Convention Caper (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2022-5), ages 8–11. DC Super Hero Fairy Tales grows with four additions, including Batman and the Beanstalk (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2122-2) and Little Robin’s Fighting Hood (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2129-1) by Sarah Hines Stephens, illus. by Agnes Garbowska, ages 8–11.

Launching Wilderness Ridge are four titles, including Duck Hunting Dreams by Monica Roe, illus. by Johanna Tarkela (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2197-0), Lure of the Lake by Art Coulson, illus. by Gregor Forster (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2196-3), and Trophy Buck by Coulson, illus. by Tarkela (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2195-6), ages 8–11. Farah Rocks by Susan Muaddi Darraj, illus. by Ruaida Mannaa, presents Farah Rocks Florida (Aug. 1, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-8342-0), ages 8–12. And Jake Maddox JV Mysteries by Jake Maddox debuts with four titles, including Cross-Country Conspiracy (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2027-0), Football Foul Play (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2028-7), and Full-Court Mess (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6639-2026-3), ages 8–12.

Cardinal Rule

Lila Lou’s Little Library: A Gift from the Heart by Nikki Bergstresser, illus. by Sejung Kim (Oct. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-7353451-1-6). Lila Lou builds a free library box from a large tree stump in her front yard in order to share her overabundance of books with her community. Ages 5–7.

Cassava Republic


Macy World by Mylo Freeman welcomes Smile with African Style (Sept. 7, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-913175-18-4), ages up to 12.


Baby Loves Lunar Phases on Chinese New Year! by Ruth Spiro, illus. by Irene Chan (Dec. 7, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-306-8). While celebrating Chinese New Year, Baby discovers the science behind lunar phases. Ages up to 3.

Global Baby Playtime by Maya Ajmera (Sept. 28, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-298-6) showcases babies all over the globe playing in different ways. Ages up to 3.

Baby’s Opposites by Nancy Raines Day, illus. by Rebecca Evans (Sept. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-878-2). Baby shares an eventful day with her parents and big brother. Ages 2–5.

Lola Sleeps Over by Anna McQuinn, illus. by Rosalind Beardshaw (Sept. 21, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-291-7). Lola goes to her cousin Hani’s house for her very first sleepover, and Auntie shares stories and pictures from a family photo album. Ages 2–5.

Circle Round by Anne Sibley O’Brien, illus. by Hanna Cha (Oct. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-152-1). Counting from one to 10, a growing circle of children in the park sees new faces outside the group and invites them over. Ages 3–6.

Where Do Creatures Sleep at Night? by Steven J. Simmons, illus. by Ruth Harper (Oct. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-521-7). As they get ready for bed, two children realize that all the animals on their family farm also bed down for the night. Ages 3–6.

Archie Celebrates Diwali by Mitali Banerjee Ruths, illus. by Parwinder Singh (Sept. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-119-4). Archie is excited to share Diwali with her friends for the first time, but what if they don’t like it? Ages 3–7.

Invasion of the Unicorns by David Biedrzycki (Oct. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-272-6). A stuffed unicorn toy turns out to be an alien spy bent on total Earth domination. Ages 4–8.

What’s in Your Pocket? Collecting Nature’s Treasures by Heather L. Montgomery, illus. by Maribel Lechuga (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-122-4), presents nine famous scientists who grew up collecting rocks, bugs, leaves, and more to figure out the natural world. Ages 4–8.

The Leather Apron Club by Jane Yolen, illus. by Wendell Minor (Sept. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-719-8), introduces readers to the club that was the first successful lending library in the U.S. and still exists today as the Library Company of Philadelphia. Ages 7–10.

Worst-Case Collin by Rebecca Caprara (Sept. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-145-3. Ever since he lost his mother in a car accident, Collin has been journaling about how to overcome any other things that could go wrong. Ages 10 and up.


Chicken Soup for the Soul Babies by Jamie Michalak, illus. by Katie Mazeika, gains Everyone Says Please (Except Cat) (Sept. 21, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-277-1) and Everyone Shares (Except Cat) (Sept. 21, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-276-4), ages up to 3. And new Chicken Soup for the Soul Kids titles by Jamie Michala, illus. by Lorian Tu, are Sophie and the Tiny Dognapping (Sept. 21, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-275-7) and The Sunshine Squad (Sept. 21, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-274-0), ages up to 3.

Jerry Pallotta’s Alphabet Books salutes The U.S. Army Alphabet Book (Nov. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-57091-953-4) and The U.S. Marines Alphabet Book (Nov. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-57091-957-2) by Pallotta and Sammie Garnett, illus. by Rob Bolster, ages 4–7. And joining The Jitters by Julie Danneberg, illus. by Judy Love, is Valentine’s Day Jitters (Dec. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-158-3), ages 5–8.

Charlesbridge Teen

Beyond the Blue Border by Dorit Linke, trans. by Elisabeth Lauffer (Sept. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-177-4). In the 1980s before the fall of the Berlin Wall, friends Hanna and Andreas attempt to escape to the democratic west by swimming 25 hours across the Baltic Sea. Ages 12 and up.

Chicago Review Press

Bugs for Breakfast: How Eating Insects Could Help Save the Planet by Mary Boone (Oct. 19, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64160-538-0) helps middle-grade readers understand the role insects fill in feeding people around the world. Ages 9–12.


For Kids greets Ellis Island and Immigration for Kids: A History with 21 Activities by Jean Daigneau (Dec. 7, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64160-468-0), ages 9–12. And Junk Drawer Science offers Junk Drawer Ecology: 50 Awesome Experiments That Don’t Cost a Thing by Bobby Mercer (Dec. 14, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64160-549-6), ages 9–12.

Child’s Play


Baby Rhyme Time by Annie Kubler, illus. by Sarah Dellow, introduces four titles, including Five Little Ducks (Sept. 1, $5.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78628-582-9), Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (Sept. 1, $5.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78628-579-9), and If You’re Happy and You Know It (Sept. 1, $5.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78628-580-5), ages 2–4.



Choose Your Own Adventure rolls on with Time Travel Inn by Bart King, illus. by María Pesado (Oct. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-937133-77-1), ages 10–13. And The Citadel of Whispers by Kazim Ali, illus. by Andrea Alemanno, introduces The Citadel of Whispers (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-937133-92-4), ages 12–16.


The Secret Halloween Costume by Sophie Vaillancourt, illus. by Karina Dupuis (Aug. 3, $9.99, ISBN 978-2-89802-245-6). Young witch Charlotte doesn’t want to follow tradition and wear her scariest costume for Halloween—she wants to wear something that reflects who she is. Ages 3–6.

The Most Courageous Sailor in the World by Can Tugrul (Nov. 2, $15.95, ISBN 978-2-89802-319-4). Zoe builds a boat and embarks on a journey to find a mysterious elixir that turns the person who drinks it into the most courageous sailor in the world. Ages 3–7.

A Picnic in the Rain by Corinne Delporte, illus. by Célia Molinari Sebastià (Nov. 2, $15.95, ISBN 978-2-89802-318-7). A rainy day in spring is the perfect time for the snail family to go out on a picnic. Ages 3–7.

Funny and Fascinating Animals! My First Wild Facts Book by Anna Gasol and Teresa Blanch, illus. by Sigrid Martinez (Sept. 7, $17.95, ISBN 978-2-89802-259-3), reveals facts about a variety of creatures. Ages 5–7.


Carry-Along Books picks up My 100 First Words About My Day by Corinne Delporte, illus. by Annie Sechao (Oct. 5, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-2-89802-260-9), ages 2–4. Nightlight Book shines on with Goodnight, Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, adapted by Corinne Delporte (Nov. 2, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-2-89802-327-9), ages 3–5. And First Concepts adds Which Sounds Do You Love? by Gulsah Yemen, illus. by Cagri Odabasi (Aug. 3, $14.95, ISBN 978-2-89802-254-8), ages 3–6.


Be My Neighbor? by Suzy Ultman (Oct. 12, $15.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4521-7712-0). This seek-and-find, lift-the-flap combo is about meeting new neighbors. Ages 2–4.

Circle Under Berry by Carter Higgins (Sept. 14, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-7972-0508-3) shows young readers that everything in the world can be seen from infinite perspectives. Ages 2–4.

Construction Site: Merry and Bright: A Christmas Lift-the-Flap Book (Oct. 12, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7972-0429-1) and Construction Site: You’re Just Right: A Valentine’s Day Lift-the-Flap Book (Dec. 28, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7972-0430-7) by Sherri Duskey Rinker, illus. by AG Ford, feature all the big trucks celebrating these holidays. Ages 2–4.

A Cub Story by Kristen Tracy, illus. by Alison Farrell (Sept. 28, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4521-7458-7), presents a day in the life of a bear cub who’s exploring his world. Ages 2–4.

Halloween Treat Hide-and-Seek, illus. by Olivia Aserr (Aug. 3, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7972-0441-3). This game-in-a-book provides an introduction to Halloween. Ages 2–4.

Tiny T. Rex and the Tricks of Treating by Jonathan Stutzman, illus. by Jay Fleck (Sept. 7, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4521-8490-6). Dinosaurs Tiny and Pointy share all their tricks for having the best Halloween ever. Ages 2–4.

Bathe the Cat by Alice B. McGinty, illus. by David Roberts (Nov. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-4270-8), follows a frantic family as they try to get some chores done—with no help from the family cat, who keeps scrambling the list of chores to avoid getting a bath. Ages 3–5.

Farm Lullaby by Karen Jameson, illus. by Wednesday Kirwan (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-8103-5), presents gentle rhymes depicting the real sleeping rituals of favorite farm animals. Ages 3–5.

He Came with the Couch by David Slonim (Sept. 7, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7972-1188-6). Sophie’s family has found the perfect couch, but it comes with something extra, and getting rid of that extra something is impossible. Ages 3–5.

Inside Cat by Brendan Wenzel (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-7319-1). When a cat’s life is bound by the walls of an unusual house, it’s far from dull. Ages 3–5.

The Longest Letsgoboy by Derick Wilder, illus. by Catia Chien (Oct. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-7716-8). As a dog and his girl go on their final walk together, he gets to experience the sights, smells, and wonders of this world one last time. Ages 3–5.

Mr. Watson’s Chickens by Jarrett Dapier, illus. by Andrea Tsurumi (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-7714-4). When his partner threatens to leave, Mr. Watson takes his 465 chickens to town to sell, only for them to escape. Ages 3–5.

My Christmas Wish for You by Lisa Swerling, illus. by Ralph Lazar (Oct. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-8436-4), reminds readers to celebrate the holiday spirit, from spreading Christmas cheer to spending sweet moments together with the ones you love. Ages 3–5.

Redlocks and the Three Bears by Claudia Rueda (Nov. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-7031-2). The Three Bears know that something is amiss when Little Red Riding Hood knocks on their door instead of Goldilocks. Ages 3–5.

What Is Love? by Mac Barnett, illus. by Carson Ellis (Oct. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-7640-6). A boy goes out into the world to find the meaning of love. Ages 3–5.

The Fox and the Forest Fire by Danny Popovici (Aug. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7972-0282-2). After a forest fire engulfs his new home in the woods, a boy and the fox who has been keeping him company learn that there are some things fire can’t burn. Ages 4–8.

Every Little Kindness by Marta Bartolj (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7972-0792-6). This wordless story demonstrates how each small act of kindness, shared from person to person, can turn a collection of strangers into a community. Ages 5–8.

Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth by Emily Haynes and Sanjay Patel (Aug. 17, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7972-1252-4) retells how Ganesha, who has the head of an elephant and rides around on a magical mouse, came to help write the epic poem of Hindu literature, the Mahabharata. Ages 5–8.

Over and Under the Canyon by Kate Messner, illus. by Christopher Silas Neal (Sept. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6939-2), reveals the wonders concealed in the curves of the canyon, the magic of a desert wildflower bloom, and all the unexpected creatures that bring the desert to life. Ages 5–8.

Not a Unicorn by Dana Middleton (Sept. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-7972-0305-8). Jewel’s your average eighth grader, except for one thing: she has a unicorn horn on her head. Ages 10–14.


Beginning Baby welcomes Active ABC (Sept. 14, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7972-0368-3) and Hide-and-Seek Peekaboo, illus. by Nicola Slater (Sept. 14, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7972-0369-0), ages up to 3. Joining Finger Puppet Books are Baby T. Rex (Aug. 24, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7972-0567-0) and Baby Yeti (Aug. 24, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7972-0568-7), illus. by Victoria Ying, and Christmas Mouse, illus. by Emily Dove (Oct. 5, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7972-0569-4), ages up to 3. And Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker, illus. by AG Ford, revs up with Construction Site: Road Crew, Coming Through! (Sept. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7972-0472-7), ages 2–4.

Barkus is back in The Most Fun by Patricia MacLachlan, illus. by Marc Boutavant (Sept. 21, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-7334-4), ages 6–8. Audrey L and Audrey W make their debut in Best Friends-Ish by Carter Higgins, illus. by Jennifer K. Mann (Oct. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-8394-7), ages 6–9. Charlie & Mouse return for Charlie & Mouse Lost and Found by Laurel Snyder, illus. by Emily Hughes (Aug. 24, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-8340-4), ages 6–9. Joining Sleuth & Solve by Ana Gallo, illus. by Victor Escandell, is Spooky (Aug. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-7972-0590-8), ages 8–12. The Kids Under the Stairs by K.A. Holt greets Ben Y and the Ghost in the Machine (Sept. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-8321-3), ages 8–12. AstroNuts orbit fall with The Perfect Planet by Jon Scieszka, illus. by Steven Weinberg (Aug. 31, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-7121-0), ages 9–12. And Death & Sparkles by Rob Justus, starring Death and Sparkles the Last Unicorn, launches with Death & Sparkles (Sept. 7, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-7972-0635-6), ages 10 and up.


This Book Can Do Anything by Tristan Mory (Sept. 14, $13.99 board book, ISBN 978-2-408-02852-7). This book can wink, blink, and even tie its own shoelaces. Ages up to 3.


Pull and Play Books by Alice Le Henand, illus. by Thierry Bedouet, offers Let’s Be Safe (Oct. 5, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-2-408-02849-7), ages up to 3. Mr. Lion roars into fall with Mr. Lion’s New Hair! by Britta Teckentrup (Aug. 24, $12.99 board book, ISBN 979-10-363-2861-9), ages 3–5. The Pop-Up Guide adds Vehicles by Maud Poulain, illus. by Charline Picard (Sept. 7, $16.99 board book, ISBN 979-10-276-0999-4), ages 3–5. Do You Know? adds Space and Sky by Virginie Loubier, illus. by Hélène Convert and Cristian Turdera (Oct. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-2-408-02916-6), and Vehicles and Transportation by Camille Babeau, illus. by Benjamin Bécue, Julie Mercier, and Cristian Turdera (Oct. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-2-408-02915-9), ages 5–8. Magnetology by Maud Poulain, illus. by Camille Tisserand, picks up Animals (Sept. 7, $22.99, ISBN 979-10-276-0998-7), ages 5–8. Ultimate Book grows with The Ultimate Book of Animals by Anne-Sophie Baumann, illus. by Eleonore Della Malva (Aug. 10, $22.99, ISBN 979-10-276-1000-6), ages 5–8. And Ultimate Spotlight shines on with Polar Animals by Sandra Laboucarie, illus. by Da-Fanny (Aug. 24, $16.99, ISBN 979-10-276-0878-2), ages 5–8.


At This Very Moment by Matthew Hodson (Sept. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-908714-92-3) describes all the wonderful things that are going on around the world right now. Ages 2 and up.

The Missing Trick by Robin Jacobs, illus. by Aimee Wright (Oct. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-908714-77-0), showcases a boy stumbling into his talents as a magician while looking for his rabbit and accidentally performing tricks along the way. Ages 2 and up.

Atlas of Amazing Architecture:
The Most Incredible Buildings You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of by Peter Allen (Oct. 12, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-908714-87-9) focuses on architecturally noteworthy buildings through history and on various continents. Ages 7 and up.

The Young Cyclist’s Companion by Peter Drinkell, illus. by Thomas Slater (Sept. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-908714-96-1), explains such basics as choosing a bike, basic maintenance, cycling techniques, and next-level cycling. Ages 8–14.


Professor Wooford McPaw’s History of Things by Elliot Kruszynski gains Professor Wooford McPaw’s History of Cars (Sept. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-908714-95-4), ages 6 and up.


Oink, Oink, Guess Who I Am by Liesbet Slegers (Nov. 16, $13.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-693-6) provides a lift-the-flap guessing game. Ages 1–3.

Miles Won’t Smile by Jackie Azua Kramer, illus. by Martina Schachenhuber (Aug. 31, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-692-9). A sister who is eager to get a smile from her baby brother goes through all the tricks in her book to achieve her goal. Ages 4–7.

Around the Sun and Over the Moon by Ann Harrell, illus. by Linda Heijnekamp (Oct. 5, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-614-1). A child waits for Mom to finish with her day and travel “around the moon and under the sun,” to pick him up from preschool. Ages 4–10.

Bear Loves Music by Pang Shuo, illus. by Gan Yufang (Nov. 9, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-647-9). Little Bear loves playing her flute even though it seems to annoy most everyone. Ages 4–10.

Doris’ Dear Delinquents by Emma Ward (Nov. 2, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-690-5). Doris and her 26 hatchlings, whose names start with a different letter of the alphabet, take readers through the ABCs. Ages 4–10.

Soomi’s Sweater by Susie Oh (Nov. 2, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-691-2). When Soomi excitedly wears her new sweater to show her friends, it rips, but Mom knows just how to make it right. Ages 4–10.

To Catch a Unicorn by Vanessa Westgate (Oct. 19, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-643-1). A girl tries to catch and ride a unicorn. Ages 4–10.

What’s Today For? by Jessy Humann, illus. by Federico Van Lunter (Sept. 21, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-609-7), offers an exploration on connecting with ourselves and the simple things in life that we usually take for granted. Ages 4–10.

Anxious Andy by Adam Ciccio, illus. by Myriam Berenschot (Sept. 7, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-613-4). Andy’s friends try to help as he struggles to manage his anxiety in social situations. Ages 5–11.

Climb a Giraffe by Adam Ciccio, illus. by Yuke Li (Nov. 9, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-649-3), is about daring to break the rules and fantasizing to your heart’s content. Ages 5–11.

Fly, Little Bird, Fly by Caroline Nastro, illus. by Anca Sandu (Sept. 14, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-606-6). A fearful little bird sets off at night and learns to fly, both literally and figuratively. Ages 5–11.

Go Out and Play by Adam Ciccio, illus. by Katrien Benaets (Oct. 26, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-646-2), invites readers to put electronic devices away and go outside. Ages 5–11.

Lissy’s Diary by Ellen Delange, illus. by Ilaria Zanellato (Nov. 30, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-650-9). When Lissie gives her grandmother a diary for her birthday, she inadvertedly opens the door to her grandma’s childhood. Ages 5–11.

Maybe I’ll Be by Adam Ciccio, illus. by Nina Podlesnyak (Nov. 16, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-651-6), reassures readers that they have plenty of time to dream and discover their passions. Ages 5–11.

My Key by Amal (Nov. 2, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-689-9) celebrates libraries and the power of imagination. Ages 5–11.

A New Home for Fox by Ellen Delange, illus. by Agi Ofner (Oct. 19, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-645-5). Fox is met with prejudice when he escapes his home and finds refuge in a nearby forest. Ages 5–11.

The Proud Button by Danette Richards, illus. by Annelies Vandenbosch (Sept. 14, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-607-3). A button found in an old button factory helps a girl with her shyness. Ages 5–11.

Sally Ann McFidgetbottom by Howard Pearlstein, illus. by Renate Vermeulen-Potter (Oct. 12, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-641-7). When Sally Ann’s fidgeting causes a mess, she wonders how to fidget less. Ages 5–11.

Santa’s Year by Rik Peters, illus. by Federico Van Lunter (Sept. 28, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-721-6), imagines what Santa does off-season. Ages 5–11.

James’ Reading Rescue by Dianna Wilson-Sirkovsky, illus. by Sara Casilda (Oct. 5, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-611-0). James struggles with reading but finds a good listener and reading pal in a rescue cat at the local shelter. Ages 6–12.


Look at That! by Guido Van Genechten homes in on Farm Animals (Aug. 24, $11.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-60537-697-4) and Wild Animals (Aug. 24, $11.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-60537-698-1), ages 1–3.



Little Inventors by Katherine Mengardon and Dominic Wilcox delivers Little Inventors Mission Oceans!: Invention Ideas to Save the Seas (Dec. 1, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-00-838291-9), ages 7–9.

Cottage Door

A Collection of Stories for 1-Year-Olds (Aug. 17, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-336-8) features a special die-cut cover. Ages 1–2.

This Little Dino Has to Potty by Rory Martin, illus. by Yuyi Chen (Aug. 10, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-312-2). This potty sound book stars young dinos as they learn what to do when they have to go—whether at home, the library, or the store. Ages 2–4.

ABCs of Nature: An Unexpected Alphabet, illus. by Stephanie Fizer Coleman (Nov. 16, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-335-1), features nature from A to Z. Ages 2–5.

Bilingual First Words, illus. by Eren Unten (Jan. 30, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-337-5), introduces English and Spanish words to toddlers and preschoolers. Ages 2–5.

Dragons Make Great Friends by Cassandra Hames, illus. by Forrest Burdett (Aug. 17, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-294-1), highlights all the important qualities of being a good friend. Ages 2–5.

Garbage Truck Tales by Jack Redwing, illus. by Glenn Thomas (Aug. 3, $18.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-313-9), serves up a rolling slipcase that includes three shaped garbage truck-themed board books. Ages 2–5.

ABCs Dino, illus. by Taylor Price (Jan. 16, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-334-4), is an alphabet board book. Ages 2–6.

Max Loves Tallulah: Be True to Your Stripes by Beverley Gooding (Oct. 30, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-423-5). Shy Max finds the best way to show Tallulah he loves her with all his heart. Ages 2–6.

Best-Loved Jewish Songs: Songs for Friends and Family (Sept. 21, $19.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-349-8). This sound book highlights 10 Jewish folk/holiday/celebration songs for friends and families to sing together. Ages 3–7.

When We All Stopped by Tom Rivett, illus. by Bee Rivett-Carnac (Dec. 15, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-64638-408-2), explores what happens next, after we’ve been locked away in our house for the past year. Ages 3–7.


Canticos greets Happy Birthday (Oct. 15, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-409-9), ages up to 2; and Canticos Little Chickies/Los Pollitos (Bilingual) (Sept. 21, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-341-2), ages 2–5. Finger Puppet Board Books expands with Kitten Love by Brick Puffinton, illus. by Sydney Hanson (Aug. 3, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-295-8), and Gobble Wobble by Puffinton, illus. by Cristophe Jacques (Aug. 3, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-269-9), ages up to 3. And Lift-a-Flap Board Books gains Little Brown Mouse, illus. by Riley Samels (Nov. 30, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-331-3), ages up to 3; and Babies Love Kindness by Ginger Swift, illus. by Angela Li (Aug. 3, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-293-4), ages up to 4.

Jane & Me: Jane Goodall Institute picks up Sea Turtle Family by Jaye Garnett, illus. by Bao Luu (Aug. 3, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-291-0) and Koala Family by Jaye Garnett, illus. by Stephanie Lew (Aug. 3, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-290-3), ages up to 4. John Deere Kids rolls along with John Deere My First Storyteller (Oct. 1, $24.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-405-1), ages up to 4. Small Shaped Children’s Christmas Board Books continues with A Little Elf by Holly Berry-Byrd, illus. by Chiara Fiorentino (Aug. 3, $4.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-311-5), and A Little Reindeer by Berry-Byrd, illus. by Roxanne Rainville (Aug. 3, $4.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-310-8) ages up to 4. And New to Cuddlebug Lane by Holly Berry-Byrd, illus. by Sanja Rescek, is Christmas on Cuddlebug Lane (Aug. 3, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-297-2), ages 2–4.

New to Peek-a-Flap Board Books is ABC by Jaye Garnett, illus. by Kathrin Fehrl (Aug. 17, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-332-0), ages 2–4. 3-Button Sound Books adds Hoppy Little Easter, illus. by Chie Boyd (Nov. 30, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-426-6), ages 2–5. Cocomelon by Scarlett Wing takes on Bath Time! (Aug. 31, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-406-8), ages 1–3; J.J.’s Potty Time (Aug. 31, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-404-4), ages 2–5; and Let’s All Sing Together (Sept. 21, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-351-1), ages 2–6. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood gains It’s a Beautiful Day to Play (Oct. 1, $22.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-422-8), ages 2–6; and Colorforms Fun with Daniel & Friends by Rufus Downy (Aug. 31, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-338-2), ages 3–6. Joining Little Sunbeams is Best Loved Bible Songs (Nov. 16, $18.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-421-1), ages 2–6. New to Colorforms is Colorforms Christmas Fun by Holly Berry-Byrd (Aug. 3, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-299-6), ages 3–5. And I Spy adds I Spy with My Little Eye Christmas Jingle & Find by Holly Berry-Byrd, illus. by Katya Longhi (Aug. 17, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-64638-330-6), ages 3–6.

Series in Spanish

Peek-a-Flap welcomes Amor by Cheri Love-Byrd, illus. by Kathrin Fehrl (Aug. 17, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-403-7), Cosas by Jaye Garnett, illus. by Maria Neradova (Aug. 17, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-412-9), and Dino by Garnett, illus. by Richard Merritt (Aug. 17, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-402-0), ages 2–4.



New Sports Friends books by David Roth, illus. by Wes Tyrell, are Bailey Buckets (Aug. 1, $27.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-5738-6; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5745-4), Foozie: The Adventures of a Soccer Ball by David Roth (Aug. 1, $27.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-5744-7; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5896-3), and Keep Your Eye on the Puck (Aug. 1, $27.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-5739-3; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5902-1), ages 5–9. Poetry Pages by Margaret Salter adds four titles, including Maggie McNitch (Aug. 1, $27.6, ISBN 978-1-4271-5640-2; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5642-6), Monster Zoo (Aug. 1, $27.6, ISBN 978-1-4271-5646-4; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5648-8), and My Bedtime Monster (Aug. 1, $27.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-5641-9; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5643-3), ages 6–10. And among the six new History Raiders entries are Alien Visitations by Louise Spilsbury (Aug. 1, $27.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-5102-5; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5108-7), Fakes and Hoaxes by Sarah Eason (Aug. 1, $27.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-5104-9; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5110-0), and Lost Kings and Kingdoms by Heather C. Hudak (Aug. 1, $27.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-5105-6; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5111-7), ages 8–12.

Joining Wars Waged Under the Microscope are eight volumes, including The War Against AIDS by Louise Spilsbury (Aug. 1, $27.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-5126-1; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5134-6), The War Against Cancer by Sarah Eason (Aug. 1, $27.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-5127-8; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5135-3), and The War Against Covid-19 by Cynthia O’Brien (Aug. 1, $27.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-5128-5; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5136-0), ages 9–13. Four Covid-19: Meeting the Challenge titles debut, including The Covid-19 Pandemic by Samantha Kohn (Aug. 1, $31.32, ISBN 978-1-4271-5602-0; $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5604-4), Living in Lockdown by Samantha Kohn (Aug. 1, $31.32, ISBN 978-1-4271-5608-2; $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5610-5), and Making Communities Resilient to Pandemics by Linda Barghoorn (Aug. 1, $31.32, ISBN 978-1-4271-5603-7; $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5605-1), ages 10–14. And four Get Informed—Stay Informed books include Carbon Tax by Natalie Hyde (Aug. 1, $31.32, ISBN 978-1-4271-5086-8; $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5090-5), Housing and Homelessness by Natalie Hyde (Aug. 1, $31.32, ISBN 978-1-4271-5087-5), and Protests by Heather C. Hudak (Aug. 1, $31.32, ISBN 978-1-4271-5088-2; $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5092-9), ages 10–14.

Crabtree Blossoms Beginning Readers


Farmyard Fairy Tales by Alicia Rodriguez, illus. by Srimalie Bassani, debuts with six titles, including Cluckerella (Aug. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4271-5158-2; $6.60 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5164-3), Goatlilocks and the Three Bears (Aug. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4271-5159-9; $6.60 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5165-0), and Little Red Riding Horse (Aug. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4271-5160-5; $6.60 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5166-7), ages 4–8. And the first six I Spy with My LIttle Eye books by Amy Culliford, illus. by Srimalie Bassani, include I Spy Black in a Cave (Aug. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4271-5194-0; $6.60 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5200-8), I Spy Blue in the Ocean (Aug. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4271-5195-7; $6.60 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5201-5), and I Spy Gray in a Castle (Aug. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4271-5196-4; $6.60 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5202-2), ages 4–8.

Among the six Moose the Dog titles by Laurie Friedman, illus. by Gal Weizman, are Moose at the Market (Aug. 1, $21.27, ISBN 978-1-4271-5232-9; $7.22 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5238-1), Moose Cleans House (Aug. 1, $21.27, ISBN 978-1-4271-5230-5; $7.22 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5236-7), and Moose Does the Laundry (Aug. 1, $21.27, ISBN 978-1-4271-5231-2; $7.22 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5237-4), ages 4–8. And Silly Milly Adventures by Laurie Friedman, illus. by Lauren Rodriguez, releases six initial volumes, including Silly Milly and the Birthday Surprise (Aug. 1, $22, ISBN 978-1-4271-5271-8; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5277-0), Silly Milly and the Missing Keys (Aug. 1, $22, ISBN 978-1-4271-5267-1; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5273-2), and Silly Milly and the Picture Day Sillies (Aug. 1, $22, ISBN 978-1-4271-5268-8; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5274-9), ages 4–8.

Spots and Stripes by Laurie Friedman, illus. by Srimalie Bassani, kicks off with six entries, including Happy New Year, Spots and Stripes! (Aug. 1, $22, ISBN 978-1-4271-5302-9; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5308-1), Happy Valentine’s Day, Spots and Stripes! (Aug. 1, $22, ISBN 978-1-4271-5303-6; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5309-8), and Spots and Stripes and the Spooky Halloween (Aug. 1, $22, ISBN 978-1-4271-5304-3; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5310-4), ages 4–8. Six new Trainer Tom titles by Laurie Friedman, illus. by Amanda Erb, include Bird Buddies (Aug. 1, $22, ISBN 978-1-4271-5339-5; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5345-6), Caring Camels (Aug. 1, $22, ISBN 978-1-4271-5340-1; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5346-3), and Panda Power! (Aug. 1, $22, ISBN 978-1-4271-5341-8; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5347-0), ages 4–8. And What Can I Bee? by Amy Culliford, illus. by John Joseph, launches with I Could Bee a Chef! (Aug. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4271-5374-6; $6.60 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5380-7), I Could Bee a Teacher! (Aug. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4271-5375-3; $6.60 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5381-4), and I Wannabee a Firefighter! (Aug. 1, $6.6 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5382-1), ages 4–8.

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Deadliest Animals by Amy Culliford greets six titles, including African Lion (Aug. 1, $23.93, ISBN 978-1-4271-5410-1; $8.60 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5416-3), Black Mamba (Aug. 1, $23.93, ISBN 978-1-4271-5411-8; $8.60 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5417-0), and Black Widow Spider (Aug. 1, $8.6 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5418-7), ages 8–14. Among the six Gross and Disgusting Things books by Julie K. Lundgren are Gross and Disgusting Animals (Aug. 1, $23.93, ISBN 978-1-4271-5446-0; $8.60 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5452-1), Gross and Disgusting Food (Aug. 1, $23.93, ISBN 978-1-4271-5447-7; $8.60 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5453-8), and Gross and Disgusting Jobs (Aug. 1, $8.6 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5454-5), ages 8–14. And The Haunted! by Thomas Kingsley Troupe scares up six volumes, including Haunted Graveyards and Temples (Aug. 1, $23.93, ISBN 978-1-4271-5554-2; $8.60 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5560-3), Haunted Hospitals and Asylums (Aug. 1, $23.93, ISBN 978-1-4271-5555-9; $8.60 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5561-0), and Haunted Hotels (Aug. 1, $23.93, ISBN 978-1-4271-5556-6; $8.60 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5562-7), ages 8–14.

Luxury Rides by Tracy Nelson Maurer rolls out six books, including Continental GT by Bentley (Aug. 1, $23.93, ISBN 978-1-4271-5482-8; $8.60 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5488-0), Escalade by Cadillac (Aug. 1, $23.93, ISBN 978-1-4271-5483-5; $8.60 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5489-7), and Phantom by Rolls-Royce (Aug. 1, $23.93, ISBN 978-1-4271-5484-2; $8.60 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5490-3), ages 8–14. And Major League Sports picks up six titles by B. Keith Davidson, including MLB (Aug. 1, $23.93, ISBN 978-1-4271-5518-4; $8.60 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5524-5), MLS (Aug. 1, $23.93, ISBN 978-1-4271-5519-1; $8.60 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5525-2), and NHL (Aug. 1, $23.93, ISBN 978-1-4271-5522-1; $8.60 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5528-3), ages 8–14.

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Bodies of Water by Douglas Bender takes on six titles, including Canals (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-5590-0; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5596-2), Lakes (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-5591-7; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5597-9), and Oceans (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-5592-4; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5598-6), ages 4–6. Among the six new Fun with Math books by Douglas Bender are Adding (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-5626-6; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5632-7), Counting (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-5627-3; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5633-4), and Measuring (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-5628-0; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5634-1), ages 4–6.

I Can Make Sets by Christina Earley offers six volumes, including I Can Make Eight (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-5666-2; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5672-3), I Can Make Fifteen (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-5665-5; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5671-6), and I Can Make Five (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-5663-1; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5669-3), ages 4–6. And joining I Can Take Away by Christina Earley are four titles, including I Can Take Away One (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-5699-0; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5703-4), I Can Take Away Three (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-5701-0; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5705-8), and I Can Take Away Two (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-5700-3; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5704-1), ages 4–6.

I Spy in My Community adds six titles by Alicia Rodriguez, including Bank (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-5722-5; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5728-7), Doctor’s Office (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-5723-2), and Farm (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-5724-9; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5730-0), ages 4–6. My Emotions are on display in six new offerings by Amy Culliford, including Angry (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-3962-7; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-3968-9), Bored (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-3963-4; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-3969-6), and Calm (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-3964-1; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-3970-2), ages 4–6. My Favorite Color by Amy Culliford gains Black (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-0396-0092-8; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-0090-4), Gray (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-0396-0080-5; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-0078-2), and White (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-0396-0086-7; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-0084-3), ages 4–6. And five entries in the My Senses series by Christina Earley include Hearing (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-5794-2; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5799-7), Sight (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-5795-9; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5800-0), and Smell (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-5796-6; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5801-7), ages 4–6.

Joining Opposites All Around Me! by Amy Culliford are six books, including Big and Small (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-4016-6; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-4022-7), Fast and Slow (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-4017-3; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-4023-4), and Hard and Soft (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-4018-0; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-4024-1), ages 4–6. Parts of a Plant by Alicia Rodriguez grows with six entries, including Flowers (Aug. 1, , $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-4064-7; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-4070-8), Fruits (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-4065-4; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-4071-5), Leaves (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-4066-1; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-4072-2), ages 4–6. And the six latest People I Meet titles by Douglas Bender include Delivery Person (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-4112-5; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-4118-7), Doctor (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-4113-2; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-4119-4), and Firefighter (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-4114-9; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-4120-0), ages 4–6.

Things That Go by Christina Earley revs up with In an Emergency (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-5968-7; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5973-1), In the Sky (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-5969-4; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5974-8), and On the Land (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-5970-0; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5975-5), ages 4–6. Among the six additions to The Weather Forecast by Douglas Bender are Fog (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-5932-8; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5938-0), Ice (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-5933-5; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5939-7), and Lightning (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-5934-2; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5940-3), ages 4–6.

Where Do I Live? by Alicia Rodriguez maps out six volumes, including City (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-5998-4; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-6004-1), Country (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-5999-1; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-6005-8), and Province (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-6000-3; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-6006-5), ages 4–6. And six new Zoo Animal Friends offerings by Amy Culliford include Giraffes (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-6034-8; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-6040-9), Gorillas (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-6035-5; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-6041-6), and Lions (Aug. 1, $22.60, ISBN 978-1-4271-6036-2; $7.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-6042-3), ages 4–6.

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Being Your Best picks up five books by David Armentrout and Patricia Armentrout, among them Ducks Have Feelings Too! (Aug. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-6070-6; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-6075-1), Friends to the Rescue (Aug. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-6071-3; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-6076-8), and Get in Line, Please! (Aug. 1, $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-6077-5), ages 5–7. Big Machines by Tracy Nelson Maurer rolls on with four volumes, including Big Construction Machines (Aug. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-6100-0; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-6104-8), and Big Farm Machines (Aug. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-6101-7; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-6105-5), Big Tractors by Sebastian Smith (Aug. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-6102-4; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-6106-2), ages 5–7. And six additions to Built to Survive by Alan Walker include Alligators! Big Teeth, Fierce Hunters (Aug. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-6124-6; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-6130-7), Birds of Prey by (Aug. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-6125-3; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-6131-4), and Dinosaur Weapons (Aug. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-6126-0; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-6132-1), ages 5–7.

Creepy But Cool offers 12 titles, including Creepy But Cool Bats by Tracy Nelson Maurer (Aug. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-6160-4; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-6172-7), Creepy But Cool Beastly Bugs by Alan Walker (Aug. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-6161-1; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-6173-4), and Creepy But Cool Birds by Julie K. Lundgren (Aug. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-6162-8; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-6174-1), ages 5–7. And six Dangerous Snakes titles by Kelli Hicks include Boa Constrictors by (Aug. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-6232-8; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-6238-0), Cobras (Aug. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-6233-5; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-6239-7), and Copperheads (Aug. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-6234-2; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5909-0), ages 5–7.

My First Science Books expands with six entries, including Day Turns Into Night by Patricia Armentrout (Aug. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-5944-1; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5952-6), Floating or Sinking by Julie K. Lundgren (Aug. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-5950-2; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5947-2), and Push and Pull with Big Machines by Nicola Lopetz (Aug. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-5945-8; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5953-3), ages 5–7. And among the six Puppy Pals titles by David Armentrout and Patricia Armentrout are French Bulldog Puppies (Aug. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-5758-4; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5759-1), German Shepherd Puppies (Aug. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-5764-5; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5765-2), and Labrador Retriever Puppies (Aug. 1, $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5771-3), ages 5–7.

Science in My World: Level 1 welcomes seven volumes, including Earth Has Cycles by Christian Lopetz (Aug. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-6049-2; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-0001-0), How Weather Works by Patricia Armentrout (Aug. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-6055-3; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-0002-7), and Is It Long? Is It Heavy? by Julie K. Lundgren (Aug. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-6050-8; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-0003-4), And joining Science in My World: Level 2 are seven books, among them Everyday Electricity, Shocking But True by Julie K. Lundgren (Aug. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-0396-0036-2; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-0043-0), Incredible Insects by Kelli Hicks (Aug. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-0396-0037-9; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-0044-7), and Light: Energy We Can See! by Lundgren (Aug. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-0396-0038-6; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-0396-0045-4), ages 5–7.

Shark Files by Julie K. Lundgren expands with six oferings, including Blacktip Reef Sharks (Aug. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-5824-6; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5825-3), Bull Sharks (Aug. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-5830-7; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5831-4), and Great White Sharks (Aug. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-5836-9; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5837-6), ages 5–7. And Silly Kitty stars in six books by Nicola Lopetz including Silly Kitty and the Rainy Day (Aug. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-5866-6; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5867-3), Silly Kitty and the Snowy Day (Aug. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-5872-7; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5873-4), and Silly Kitty and the Spooky Night (Aug. 1, $23, ISBN 978-1-4271-5878-9; $7.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-4271-5879-6), ages 5–7.

Creative Editions

Bat Wings! Cat Wings? by Laura Gehl, illus. by Monique Felix (Aug. 3, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-56846-374-2). A question-and-answer format juxtaposes real animal characteristics with imaginary impossibilities. Ages 3–5.

I Love You with All of My Hearts by Lindsay Bonilla, illus. by Eleonora Pace (Aug. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-56846-359-9). An unnamed narrator describes the depth and breadth of their love using superlative examples from the natural world. Ages 5–8.

Up and Down by Etienne Delessert (Aug. 3, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-56846-380-3). Familiar phrases and unusual characters accompany a boy as he ascends and descends in an elevator. Ages 5–8.

I Am Elephant by J. Patrick Lewis, illus. by Miriam Nerlove (Aug. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-56846-378-0) describes key features of elephants, while back matter provides further details about their vulnerable or endangered status. Ages 6–10.

The World Below the Brine by Walt Whitman, illus. by James Christopher Carroll (Aug. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-56846-361-2), is Whitman’s poem about the wonders of the sea. Ages 10 and up.


The Christmas Mitzvah by Jeff Gottesfeld, illus. by Michelle Laurentia Agatha (Sept. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-939547-94-1). Al, a Jewish man, takes on the jobs of his Christian neighbors on Christmas Eve and Day so they can spend the holiday with their families. Ages 4–8.

We’re All in the Same Boat by Barney Saltzberg (Sept. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-939547-96-5). Animals paddling a canoe learn that teamwork is important if you want to get anywhere. Ages 4–8.

Why I Was Late for School Again by Dan Greenburg, illus. by Deborah Zemke (Aug. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-939547-78-1). Danny is always late because he’s detoured by zombies, pirates, and a cast of interesting characters. Ages 7–11.

A Queen to the Rescue: The Story of Henrietta Szold, Founder of Hadassah by Nancy Churnin, illus. by Yevgenia Nayberg (Oct. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-939547-95-8). With Queen Esther as a model, Szold founded the Jewish women’s social justice organization Hadassah in 1912, determined to offer emergency medical care to mothers and children in Palestine. Ages 8–13.


Adrift by Heidi E.Y. Stemple, illus. by Anastasia Savorova (Sept. 7, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62371-909-8). Alone and scared in the middle of a storm, a small mouse finds comfort and strength when he sees another boat and is joined by others to ride out the storm together. Ages 3–12.


Eeny, Meeny, Miney Mole! by Jane Yolen, illus. by Kathryn Brown, gains Eeny Up Above! (Sept. 21, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62371-865-7), ages 3–8. And Fairy Tale Feasts by Karim Alrawi, illus. by Nahid Kazemi, serves up Arab Fairy Tale Feasts: A Literary Cookbook (Oct. 5, $25, ISBN 978-1-62371-908-1), ages 8–12.


Listen to the Language of the Trees by Tera Kelley (Jan. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-7282-3216-4). A seedling learns that its fellow trees use the fungi to pass messages and share resources. Ages 4–8.

Deep Vellum

Uncle Rabbit and the Wax Doll by Silvestre Panteléon, trans. by Jonathan D. Amith, illus. by Inocencio Jiménez (Aug. 24, $20, ISBN 978-1-64605-071-0). This book featuring detailed bark paintings and a Nahuatl-English glossary, recounts the Nahuatl version of a well-loved Brer Rabbit tale, alongside English and Spanish translations of the story. Ages 5–8.

Disney Hyperion

Opposites Abstract by Mo Willems (Oct. 19, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-368-07097-3) invites readers to explore the concept of opposites in an abstract but accessible way. Ages up to 2.

Norman Didn’t Do It! (Yes, He Did) by Ryan T. Higgins (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-02623-9). Norman the porcupine goes to extreme lengths to prevent a new tree growing nearby from changing his relationship with his best friend, Mildred the tree. Ages 3–5.

Once upon a Tide: A Mermaid’s Tale by Stephanie Kate Strohm (Sept. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-368-05443-0). Mermaid princess and aspiring ambassador Lana is a fish out of water when visiting her mother on land—and things get worse when disaster strikes her underwater home. Ages 8–12.

Heartless Prince by Leigh Dragoon, illus. by Angela DeVito (Nov. 2, $20.99, ISBN 978-1-368-02835-6) begins a YA fantasy-adventure graphic novel trilogy in which an orphaned princess must use her latent magic to save the heart of her beloved prince from a powerful witch. Ages 12 and up.


Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins adds Thanks for Nothing (A Little Bruce Book) (Sept. 7, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-368-07585-5), ages 3–5. Unlimited Squirrels by Mo Willems scurries along with Guess What!? (Oct. 5, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-368-07093-5), ages 5–8. Disney’s Lost Legends by Jen Calonita debuts with The Rise of Flynn Rider (Sept. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-368-04486-8), ages 8–12. The Mouse Watch by J. J. Gilbert concludes with The Mouse Watch in Space (Nov. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-368-05220-7), ages 8–12. And joining the Fowl Twins by Eoin Colfer is The Fowl Twins Get What They Deserve (Oct. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-368-07567-1), ages 10–14.

Twisted Tale adds What Once Was Mine by Liz Braswell (Sept. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-368-06382-1), ages 12 and up. Villains introduces graphic novel Evil Thing by Serena Valentino, illus. by Arielle Jovellanos (Sept. 7, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-368-07610-4), ages 12 and up. The Mirror by Dhonielle Clayton continues with Shattered Midnight (Oct. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-368-04642-8), ages 14 and up. And new to Queen’s Council by Livia Blackburne is Feather and Flame (Nov. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-04822-4), ages 14 and up.

Disney Lucasfilm

Star Wars Life Day Treasury: Holiday Stories from a Galaxy Far, Far Away by George Mann and Cavan Scott, illus. by Grant Griffin (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-07088-1) gathers eight holiday-themed myths and fables told around winter fires and high-tech heating pods across the galaxy. Ages 8–12.

Queen’s Hope by E.K. Johnston (Nov. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-07593-0). Padmé Amidala adjusts to being a war-time senator while juggling her relationship with Anakin Skywalker. Ages 12 and up.

Disney Press

12 Days of Princess by Holly P. Rice, illus. by John John Bajet (Sept. 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-368-07047-8) is a holiday picture book inspired by the classic carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Ages 3–5.


The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities: New Stories About Mythic Heroes by Rick Riordan (Sept. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-07083-6) presents 10 short stories, including one from Riordan, set in various fantasy universes. Ages 8–12.

Pahua and the Soul Stealer by Lori Lee (Sept. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-368-06824-6). While trying to rescue her brother’s soul from the spirit world, 11-year-old Pahua discovers that she is a powerful shaman warrior in this middle grade novel based on Hmong mythology. Ages 8–12.


Tristan Strong is back in Tristan Strong Keeps Punching by Kwame Mbalia (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-05487-4), ages 8–12.


The Happy Pumpkin Aug. 3, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-3383-0). A perky pumpkin wants to fit in on Halloween. Ages up to 3.

In You I See (Jan. 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-4988-6) reminds readers that there is more to someone than meets the eye. Ages 3–5.

The Night the Moon Went Missing (Nov. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-3953-5). Moon and a girl named Lucy explore the importance of the moon and how valuable each of us really is. Ages 3–5.

The Not So Scary Story (Oct. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-3387-8). When shy Bear moves into a new neighborhood and keeps a low profile, the neighbors are suspicious and not very welcoming. Ages 3–5.

Hidden Animals (Sept. 14, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-4411-9). Readers find the hidden animals and learn their names. Ages 3–7.

Guinea Pigs Go Stargazing (Nov. 16, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-4049-4). Guinea pigs Bob and Ginger learn about stars in the night sky. Ages 4–7.

1000 Bilingual STEM Words (Oct. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-4864-3) introduces key scientific concepts while broadening children’s vocabulary. Ages 5–7.

Dinosaur Ultimate Handbook (Oct. 5, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-4964-0) contains a complete list of all dinosaurs that have been discovered to date and detailed profiles of them. Ages 6–9.

The 50 States (Oct. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-3714-2) introduces facts about what makes each of the 50 states unique. Ages 7–9.

Amazing Earth by Anita Ganeri (Aug. 17, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-3340-3) provides a guided tour of the most unusual and incredible places on Earth. Ages 7–9.

Making Memories (Jan. 25, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-2655-9) is an interactive how-to guide for engaging with the world through mindfulness activities, first lessons in philosophy, and journaling. Ages 7–9.

The Met Lost in the Museum by Will Mabbitt, illus. by Aaron Cushley (Aug. 10, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-3362-5). Temporarily lost seven-year-old Stevie must work her way through the galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art to find her way back to her family. Ages 7–9.

Scientists: Inspiring Tales of the World’s Brightest Scientific Minds (Aug. 3, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-3382-3) profiles more than 50 great scientists and their life-changing discoveries. Ages 7–9.

Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Life (Sept. 14, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-3943-6) showcases more than 90 remarkable fossils including a fearsome Tyrannosaurus skull and a delicate fern leaf. Ages 7–12.

Evolved (Sept. 14, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-4410-2) is a tribute to the evolution of species and all the ways that animals have adapted to the world around them. Ages 7–12.

The Great Wall Through Time by Du Fei (Jan. 18, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-4848-3) reveals the story of the Great Wall and the individuals who helped build it. Ages 7–12.

Nature’s Treasures: More Than 100 Extraordinary Tales of Ordinary Objects from Nature by Ben Hoare (Nov. 2, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-3495-0) presents a collection of more than 100 intriguing items from the natural world and the stories behind them. Ages 7–12.

1,000 Amazing Human Body Facts (Aug. 17, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-2884-3) includes surprising facts about the human body with visual comparisons illustrated by computer-generated images. Ages 9–12.

Animal Knowledge Genius: A Quiz Encyclopedia to Boost Your Brain (Sept. 21, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-3959-7). Readers can test their animal knowledge and challenge themselves to learn even more. Ages 9–12.

On This Day: A History of the World in 366 Days (Oct. 12, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-2917-8) relates what happened on a particular day throughout history. Ages 9–12.

Explanatorium of History (Oct. 5, $29.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-3960-3) traces the history of science from ancient Greece, through the major contributions of the Islamic world, the Scientific Revolution, the Space Race, and on to modern technology. Ages 10–14.

How to Be a Global Citizen (Aug. 17, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-2995-6) helps young people explore the global issues that matter most to them and shows them practical ways to actively participate in their local community and the wider world. Ages 10 and up.

Allies: Real Talk About Showing Up, Screwing Up, and Trying Again by Shakirah Bourne and Dana Alison Levy (Sept. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-3991-7). In these true stories, 17 acclaimed and bestselling YA authors discuss being an ally, needing an ally, and supporting friends and strangers. Ages 12 and up.


Joining Eco Baby is Where Are You Penguin? (Sept. 14, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-3942-9), ages up to 3. New to Flip Flap Find! Are Farm (Jan. 18, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-4991-6) and Nighttime Animals (Sept. 21, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-3492-9), ages up to 3. Jonny Lambert’s Bear and Bird star in Learning to Share (Oct. 5, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-2768-6), ages up to 3. Spin and Spot homes in on The Moon and Stars (Oct. 19, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-3949-8), ages up to 3. This Is How We launches with four titles including This Is How We Get Ready (Sept. 14, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-3947-4), This Is How We Make Friends (Sept. 14, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-3948-1), and This Is How We Stay Healthy (Dec. 7, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-3955-9), ages up to 3. And We Are Friends offers We Are Friends in the Sky (Oct. 12, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-4211-5), ages up to 3.

Pop-Up Peekaboo! greets Dragon (Sept. 21, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-3494-3), ages 1–3. First Emotions adds I Feel Scared (Sept. 7, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-3946-7) and I Feel Kind (Sept. 7, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-3945-0), ages 3–5. New to Once Upon a Time... Once Upon a Time... There Was a Thirsty Frog (Sept. 7, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-3944-3) and Once Upon a Time... There Was an Old Woman (Nov. 2, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-3950-4), illus. by Maja Andersen, ages 3–5. And Look I’m... comes into focus with Look I’m an Ecologist (Sept. 21, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-3381-6), ages 3–7.

English for Everyone issues English for Everyone Junior English Dictionary (Dec. 21, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-4573-4), ages 4–6. DK Readers Level 1 greets Welcome to Iceland (Dec. 14, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-2712-9), ages 4–8 and DK Reader Level 2 presents Rainforest Animals (Dec. 14, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-2650-4), ages 5–7. 1,000 Words rolls out Nature (Jan. 25, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-4995-4), ages 5–7. My Book Of... delivers My Book of Fossils (Jan. 11, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-4994-7), ages 5–7. Joining My Very Important Encyclopedias is My Encyclopedia of Very Important Oceans (Sept. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-3493-6), ages 5–7. And new Verity Fairy titles by Caroline Wakeman are Cinderella (Sept. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-3938-2) and Rapunzel (Sept. 7, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-3935-1), ages 5–7.

My Book Of ramps up with My Book of Stars and Planets (Nov. 9, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-3496-7), ages 5–9. Gross and Ghastly gains Animals (Sept. 7, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-3939-9) and Human Body (Sept. 7, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-3940-5), ages 6–9. The Secret Explorers return for The Secret Explorers and the Plant Poachers by S.J. King (Oct. 19, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-2135-6), ages 7–9. What the Artist Saw reveals four volumes, including The Met Faith Ringgold by Sharna Jackson (Nov. 2, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-3977-1), The Met Georgia O’Keeffe by Gabrielle Balkan, illus. by Josy Bloggs (Aug. 10, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-3367-0), and The Met Hokusai by Susie Hodge, illus. by Kim Ekdahl (Nov. 2, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-3978-8), ages 7–9. Among the eight entries in the newly updated DK Eyewitness series are Climate Change by John Woodward (Aug. 3, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-3906-1), Rocks and Minerals (Aug. 3, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-3905-4), and World War II (Aug. 3, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-3904-7), ages 8–11. DK Life Stories introduces Marie Curie (Jan. 4, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-2762-4), ages 8–12. What’s the Point Of... ? ponders What’s the Point of Science? (Oct. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-3575-9), ages 9–12. And The Renegades press on in Project Neptune (Oct. 5, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-5132-2), ages 10–17.


One Bee Too Many by Andrés Pi Andreu, illus. by Kim Amate (Nov. 11, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-64250-594-8) delivers a fable about discrimination and inclusion featuring clever bee characters. Ages 7–10.


A Cat Named Sam by M.J. Fievre, illus. by Thomas B. Logan debuts with Friendship Is for Adventure (Sept. 16, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64250-612-9), ages 4–8. And Young Trailblazers revs up with The Book of Black Inventors and Scientists by M.J. Fievre, illus. by Kim Balacuit (Nov. 11, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64250-606-8), ages 12–14.

Drawn & Quarterly

The Bug Club by Elise Gravel (Aug. 10, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77046-415-5) takes readers on a revelatory tour of the insect world. Ages 6 and up.


Felix Silver, Teaspoons and Witches by Harry Cook (Nov. 2, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-951954-14-7) serves up a Golden Girls-meets-Harry Potter YA fantasy adventure. Ages 14 and up.


Sisters of the Wolf by Patricia Miller-Schroeder (Sept. 21, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4597-4752-4). Two teens from rival clans must learn to survive as they are pursued by a ruthless hunter in this adventure set in Ice Age Europe. Ages 12–15.


Song Dog Adventure by Claire Gilchrist continues with Lost Shadow (Oct. 19, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4597-4825-5), ages 9–12.


A Perfect Day by Jennifer Yerkes (Oct. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5577-0) presents the sights and sounds of an ecosystem in motion. Ages 3–7.

The Very Hungry Plant by Renato Moriconi (Aug. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5576-3). A carnivorous plant devours everything it encounters, but it’s not the only one who’s hungry. Ages 3–7.

Bear with Me by Noemi Vola (Aug. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5578-7). When a bear comes to visit, no one expected he’d overstay his welcome. Ages 4–8.

Black and White by Debora Vogrig, illus. by Pia Valentinis (Aug. 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5575-6). Black and White are very different colors, but when they work together, they can create something amazing. Ages 4–8.

I Can Help by Reem Faruqi, illus. by Mikela Prevost (Aug. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5504-6). Zahra’s classmates start teasing her for helping Kyle and she begins making choices she regrets. Ages 4–8.

For Every Little Thing: Poems and Prayers to Celebrate the Day, edited by June Cotner and Nancy Tupper Ling, illus. by Helen Cann (Sept. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5519-0). Interfaith poems, prayers, and blessings encourage children to practice gratitude for everyday moments. Ages 4–10.

189 Canaries by Dieter Böge, illus. by Elsa Klever, trans. by Laura Watkinson (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5574-9). In the 19th century, a caged canary travels from the mountains of northern Germany to a new home in New York. Ages 6–10.

One Million Oysters on Top of the Mountain by Alex Nogués, illus. by Miren Asiain Lora, trans. by Lawrence Schimel (Sept. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5569-5) describes how the movements of seas, strata, and tectonic plates can shift one million oysters from the ocean floor to the top of a mountain. Ages 6–10.


Incredible Lives for Young Readers unveils Only Margaret: A Story About Margaret Wise Brown by Candice Ransom, illus. by Nan Lawson (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5508-4), ages 5–9.


In the Meadow of Fantasies by Hadi Mohammadi, illus. by Nooshin Safakhoo, trans. by Sara Khalili (Sept. 21, $22, ISBN 978-1-939810-90-8). A girl with a physical handicap imagines a luminous escapade into a land of seven mysterious horses. Ages 3–7.

Enchanted Lion

Almost Nothing, Yet Everything: A Book About Water by Hiroshi Osada, illus. by Ryo¯ji Arai, trans. by David Boyd (Oct. 12, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-357-9). A parent and child on a riverboat meditate on the natural world in this ode to water. Ages 4–8.

Shahrzad & the Angry King by Nahid Kazemi (Aug. 17, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-352-4). A spunky heroine daydreams about helping a refugee boy return home. Ages 5–9.

Book of Questions by Pablo Neruda, illus. by Paloma Valdivia, trans. by Sara Lissa Paulson (Aug. 24, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-322-7). This bilingual Spanish-English collection of 68 unanswerable questions invites readers to ponder, wander, and wonder. Ages 6–10.

Coffee, Rabbit, Snowdrop, Lost by Betina Birkjær, illus. by Anna Margrethe Kjærgaard, trans. by Sinéad Quirke (Oct. 12, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-373-9). When Grandpa starts to lose his memory, Stump must find new ways to connect with him and show him he’s not alone. Ages 6–10.

How War Changed Rondo by Romana Romanyshyn and Andriy Lesiv, trans. by Oksana Lushchevska (Nov. 9, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-367-8). War comes to idyllic Rondo and three friends must harness the power of light, community, and song to save their beloved town. Ages 8–12.

Endless Mountains/Kalaniot

The Candy Man Mystery by Rabbi Kerry Olitzky, illus. by Christina Mattison Ebert (Sept. 21, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-7350875-2-8). When Josh and Becky search for the congregation’s much loved Candy Man, they learn about all the different people that make a synagogue a special place. Ages 4–11.

My Israel and Me by Alice Blumenthal McGinty, illus. by Rotem Teplow (Sept. 21, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-7350875-3-5) presents a portrait of Israel told in verse with explanatory text that sheds light on the diverse cultures and traditions of the people who live there. Ages 4–11.

The Rabbi and the Painter by Shoshana Weiss, illus. by Jennifer Kirkham (Sept. 21, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-9988527-8-2) tells the story of the rumored friendship between 16th-century Rabbi Leon of Modena and the Venetian painter Tintoretto. Ages 6–11.

A Snake, a Flood, a Hidden Baby: Bible Stories for Children by Meir Shalev, illus. by Emmanule Luzzati (Sept. 21, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-9988527-9-9) retells six popular stories from the Bible, including Adam and Eve and the story of Moses. Ages 6–11.

Entangled Teen

Cupcake by Cookie O’Gorman (Nov. 2, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-64937-032-7). Curvy Ariel would rather focus on her not-so-secret baking vlog and stay out of the high school spotlight, but then she’s named to Homecoming Court and paired with popular bad-boy Rhys. Ages 12 and up.

The Helheim Princess by Tiana Warner (Jan. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64937-148-5). This romantic #OwnVoices LGBTQ fantasy builds on Norse mythology. Ages 14 and up.

I’m with the Banned by Marlene Perez (Oct. 5, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-64937-009-9). Tansy and Vaughn are trying to make the whole vampire queen/vampire hunter thing work, but it’s harder than they thought. Ages 14 and up.

Looking for Grace by Pamela Varnado (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64937-072-3). When her family and support system fall apart after her brother’s death, Grace plans to commit suicide, then keeps finding reasons to hang on for one more day. Ages 14 and up.

Under the Milky Way by Vanessa Barneveld (Aug. 10, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68281-573-1). Supernatural happenings—and romance—arrive in Cassidy’s sleepy town, along with the new, probably-not-human boy in school. Ages 14 and up.


Crave by Tracy Wolff concludes with Court (Sept. 28, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-64937-060-0), ages 14 and up.

For additional listings of fall 2021 children’s books, as well as our exclusive sneak preview of publishers’ spring 2022 offerings, visit publishersweekly.com/fall2021kids.