Faber & Faber

The Longer the Wait, the Bigger the Hug by Eoin McLaughlin, illus. by Polly Dunbar (Sept. 7, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-571-37038-2). Friends Hedgehog and Tortoise reunite after time apart. Ages up to 5.

The Rapping Princess by Hannah Lee, illus. by Allen Fatimaharan (Oct. 5, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-571-36114-4). Princess Shiloh might not be able to sing like her sisters, but she has other talents. Ages up to 5.


Engines Animated by Tyler Jorden, illus. by Elsa Martins (Nov. 9, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-447-2) is a STEM-focused interactive board book. Ages up to 3.

Rock Legends Who Changed the World by Ashley Marie Mireles, illus. by Giovana Medeiros (Sept. 14, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-553-0) pays tribute to rock music icons—from Buddy Holly to Queen. Ages up to 4.

S Is for Space: An ABC Space Primer by Ashley Marie Mireles, illus. by Volha Kaliaha (Sept. 14, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-557-8) takes readers on an alphabetized flight through the cosmos. Ages up to 4.

Music Train by Christopher Robbins, illus. by Susanna Covelli (Oct. 12, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-564-6). Each car on this 52” fold-out train celebrates a different type of music, along with the instruments and styles that make it unique. Ages 2–5.

Unicorn and Horse Are Friends by David W. Miles, illus. by Hollie Mengert (Sept. 14, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-581-3). Despite their differences, Unicorn and Horse are the best of friends. Ages 3–5.

When You Gave Me You by Clay Rice (Sept. 14, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-563-9) reminds readers that they are the greatest gift. Ages 3–5.

The Great and the Grand by Benjamin Fox, illus. by Elizabeth Robbins (Sept. 14, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64170-562-2). A new baby and an old grandfather prepare to meet each other for the first time. Ages 4–6.

Neverwoof by Gabriel Jensen (Sept. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-461-8) focuses on a dog who never barks and his special way of protecting his family’s house from a burglar. Ages 4–7.

How the Birds Became Friends by Noa Baum, illus. by Zev Labinger (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-561-5). Quail breaks a cycle of competitiveness with an act of kindness. Ages 4–8.

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost, illus. by Vivian Mineker (Nov. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-572-1) introduces Frost’s classic poem of loss, family bonds, and promises to keep. Ages 4–8.

Zhang Heng and the Incredible Earthquake Detector by Randel McGee (Jan. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-168-6) tells the true story of Heng, a brilliant inventor and advisor to the emperor who created a device that can determine where an earthquake took place. Ages 4–8.

The Proudest Color by Sheila Modir and Jeffrey Kashou, illus. by Monica Mikai (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-578-3) provides an introduction to race, racism, and racial pride. Ages 5–8.


100 First Words continues with 100 First Words for Little Californians by Ashley Marie Mireles, illus. by Kyle Kershner (Aug. 3, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-457-1), ages up to 3. Finger Puppet Heroes by Christopher Robbins, illus. by Susanna Covelli, are I Can Be Creative Like Leonardo Da Vinci (Sept. 14, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-560-8) and I Can Be Kind Like Mother Teresa (Sept. 14, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-559-2), ages up to 3. Lit for Little Hands picks up Jane Eyre by Brooke Jorden, illus. by Olga Skomorokhova (Oct. 12, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-455-7), ages 3–7. And 12 Little Elves hit the road in 12 Little Elves Visit Missouri by Ann Ingalls, illus. by Valeria Danilova (Oct. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-569-1), ages 4–8.


Feeling Hungry: Mealtimes Made Easy with Your Animal Friends (Sept. 15, $9.95 board book, ISBN 978-0-2281-0332-5) and Feeling Sleepy: Drift Off to Sleep with Your Animal Friends (Sept. 15, $9.95 board book, ISBN 978-0-2281-0317-2) by Andrea Pinnington and Caz Buckingham feature six animal pals encouraging healthy eating habits and effective relaxation techniques. Ages 3–6.


The Gumboot Kids are tracking clues The Case of the Hanging Food Catcher (Oct. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-2281-0338-7) and The Case of the Shrinking Friend (Oct. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-2281-0336-3) by Eric Hogan and Tara Hungerford, ages 4–7.

Fitzhenry & Whiteside

The Girl Who Loved Giraffes: And Became the World’s First Giraffologist by Kathy Stinson, illus. by Francois Thisdale (Sept. 1, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-55455-540-6) is a picture book biography of Anne Innis Dagg, a young woman who broke down barriers to become the world’s leading scientific expert on giraffes. Ages 5–8.

Hungry for the Arts: Poems to Chomp on by Kari-Lynn Winters, Lori Sherritt-Fleming, illus. by Peggy Collins (Oct. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-55455-466-9). This STEAM-inspired collection celebrates the arts and highlights concepts like pathways, dynamics, roles, and textures. Ages 5–8.

Five Mile

My Grandma Has Pink Hair by Judy Hubbard, illus. by Sean Anderson (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-922385-26-0) spotlights the very special relationship between grandmother and child in an underwater adventure with a mermaid grandma. Ages up to 5.

This Boy Can! (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-922385-24-6) and This Girl Can! (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-922385-25-3) by Cori Brooke, illus. by Katie Alexander, depict the many things kids can be when they grow up,


Wiggles shake the sillies out with We’re All Fruit Salad: A Lift-the-Flap Book with Lyrics by The Wiggles (Sept. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-922385-69-7), ages up to 8.



I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll and Shari Dash Greenspan, illus. by Howard McWilliam, expands with D Is for Drool: My Monster Alphabet (Sept. 1, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-947277-49-6), ages 3–5.


Olwen Finds Her Wings by Nora Surojegin, illus. by Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin, trans. by Jill Timbers (Sept. 21, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-712-3). Olwen the baby owl longs to hop like a hare or roar like a bear, but discovers that she might be able to do something just as wonderful. Ages 3–6.

The Dog Walk by Sven Nordqvist (Oct. 12, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-743-7). A dog walk quickly becomes an extraordinary journey through an intricate fairy-tale landscape. Ages 3–7.

Home of the Wild by Louise Greig, illus. by Júlia Moscardó (Oct. 18, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-713-0). A boy cares for an orphaned fawn and they are inseparable until the young deer must go back to the wild. Ages 4–7.

An Illustrated Collection of Fairy Tales for Brave Children by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen, illus. by Scott Plumbe (Sept. 7, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-671-3) features stories of children who show true courage and face their fears. Ages 6–12.


Hello Animals welcomes Hello Baby Animals, Who Are You? by Loes Botman (Sept. 14, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-78250-720-8), ages 1–3.


Velda the Awesomest Viking and the Voyage of Deadly Doom by David MacPhail, illus. by Richard Morgan (Aug. 17, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-78250-717-8). Tiny and mighty Velda embarks on a brilliant adventure to rescue her friends and prove she’s the most awesome Viking around. Ages 6–9.

Secrets of the Last Merfolk by Lindsay Littleson (Oct. 19, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-78250-737-6). When Finn and Sage realize that local legends of merfolk are true, they are caught up in a dangerous battle against an ancient underwater enemy as the magical sea-people fight to protect their secret. Ages 9–12.


Amazing Atlas adds An Amazing Illustrated Atlas of Scotland by David MacPhail, illus. by Anders Frang (Dec. 7, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-748-2), ages 6–12.


Snuggle When We Read This Book by Joe Fitzpatrick, illus. by Marco Furlotti (Oct. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1887-0). A parent and child koala prepare for bedtime. Ages 3–6.

An Adventure Through the Water Cycle with Drip the Raindrop by Cara Moyers, illus. by Charlie Astrella (Sept. 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-2108-5) follows the journey of a personified raindrop named Drip through the water cycle. Ages 5–8.

The Book of Hugs by Tim Harris, illus. by Charlie Astrella (Sept. 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-2104-7). Teddy Bear Tim shares three simple steps to make sure you’re giving the best hug you can give. Ages 5–8.

Born to Sparkle: A Story About Achieving Your Dreams by Megan Bomgaars, illus. by Pete Olczyk (Sept. 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-2110-8). A young lioness encourages readers to follow their dreams in order to find the sparkle inside of them. Ages 5–8.

Dinos Are a Girl’s Best Friend by Hayley Vaughters, illus. by Drean Gray (Nov. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1824-5). A group of very different girls are brought together by their shared love of dinosaurs. Ages 5–8.


Balloon Art Books by Masayoshi Matsumoto grows with Birds (Sept. 7, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4867-2116-0) and Bugs (Sept. 7, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4867-2115-3), ages 2–6. Turn Without Tearing Read & Sing adds Down by the Banks (Sept. 7, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-2113-9) and The Wheels on the Bus (Sept. 7, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-2114-6) by Kay Widdowson, ages 3–6. A Celebration of Mindfulness by Katie Wilson greets I Am (Sept. 7, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4867-2205-1), ages 3–7. And new Dino Rhymes titles by Joe Fitzpatrick, illus. by John Joseph, are Row Row Row Your Boat, Dinosaurs All Love to Float (Oct. 5, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4867-1873-3) and Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, the Dinosaurs Wonder What You Are (Oct. 5, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4867-1872-6), ages 3–7.

Whose Is It? issues Beaks by Curt Hart (Nov. 2, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4867-2118-4) and Eyes by Katrine Crow (Nov. 2, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4867-2119-1), ages 4–7. Worry? by Gail Hayes, illus. by Helen Flook (Sept. 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-2117-7) is the latest Choose Your Own Attitude Book, ages 5–8. How Do gains How Did Romans Count to 100? Introducing Roman Numerals by Lucy D. Hayes, illus. by Srimalie Bassani (Sept. 7, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-2106-1) and How Do You Stop a Moving Train? A Physics Book About Forces by Hayes and Madeline J. Hayes, illus. by Bassani (Oct. 5, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1862-7), ages 7–11. And 10 Minute Classics offers The Call of the Wild, adapted by Luke Paiva, illus. by Adam Horsepool (Oct. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1825-2), ages 9–12.


100 Sheep: A Counting Parable by Amy-Jill Levine and Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, illus. by Margaux Meganck (Aug. 31, $10 board book, ISBN 978-1-947888-33-3), offers a modern retelling of the Parable of the Lost Sheep and encourages early counting skills. Ages up to 3.

God’s Coming to Visit! by Franz Hübner, illus. by Angela Glökler and Rea Grit Zielinski (Oct. 12, $18, ISBN 978-1-947888-28-9). Various animals prepare for God’s visit, only to discover that God was with them all along. Ages 3–7.

Liberty’s Civil Rights Road Trip by Michael W. Waters, illus. by Nicole Tadgell (Oct. 12, $18, ISBN 978-1-947888-19-7). In this story based on a real-life trip, Liberty and her friend Abdullah visit significant places from the civil rights movement. Ages 3–7.

Three Lines in a Circle: The Exciting Life of the Peace Symbol by Michael G. Long, illus. by Carlos Vélez (Aug. 31, $18, ISBN 978-1-947888-32-6) tells the history of the peace symbol and how it became a powerful icon used in marches and movements around the world. Ages 3–7.

Flying Eye/Nobrow

When I’m Big by Ella Bailey (Aug. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-83874-064-1). As a baby dinosaur marvels at all the bigger dinosaurs around her she wonders, “what makes me special?” Ages 3–7.

When I Was a Fairy by Tom Silson, illus. by Ewa Poklewska-Koziello (Sept. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-83874-020-7) A grandparent tells their grandchild about their old life as a magical fairy. Ages 5–7.

Bandoola: The Great Elephant Rescue by William Grill (Oct. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-83874-023-8) tells the true story of war veteran James Howard Williams and his friendship with Bandoola, the Asian elephant who helped him lead Burmese refugees and elephants to safety across the dangerous mountain borders of northern India. Ages 7–11.

Beetles for Breakfast: And Other Weird and Wonderful Ways to Save the Planet by Madeleine Finlay, illus. by Jisu Choi (Sept. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-912497-50-8) explores the imaginative new technologies scientists are developing to make our planet greener. Ages 7–11.

Amazon River by Sangma Francis, illus. by Rômolo D’Hipólito (Aug. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-912497-75-1) guides readers through a tour of the Amazon River’s plant life, wildlife, and the many people who call it home. Ages 8–12.

How to Pick a Fight by Lara Kaminoff (Oct. 5, $18.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-910620-78-6). In this graphic novel debut, scrappy Jimmy Ruckus leaves home to follow his dream of being the world’s best pro wrestler. Ages 14 and up.


Curious Creatures lights up with Curious Creatures Glowing in the Dark by Zoë Armstrong, illus. by Anja Susanj (Aug. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-83874-000-9), ages 3–7. Brownstone’s Mythical Collection by Joe Todd-Stanton continues with Kai and the Monkey King (Aug. 3, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-912497-52-2), ages 6–9. Joining Secret Lives is The Secret Lives of Dragons by Zoya Agnis, illus. by Alexander Utkin (Oct. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-83874-047-4), ages 7–9. About Animals adds Curious About Crocodiles by Owen Davey (Sept. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-83874-004-7), ages 7–10. New to Nightlights is Hicotea by Lorena Alvarez (Aug. 3, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-910620-59-5), ages 7–10. And Mason Mooney returns in Doppelganger Detective by Seaerra Miller (Sept. 7, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-83874-003-0), ages 7–11.

Focus on the Family


Otter B by Pamela Kennedy and Anne Kennedy Brady picks up Otter B Joyful (Oct. 5, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-64607-038-1), ges 3–5. The Last Chance Detectives are on the case in Terror from Outer Space by Robert Vernon (Oct. 5, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64607-048-0), ages 8–12. And Riverbend Friends by Jill Williamson continues withThe Me You See (Aug. 3, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-58997-706-8), ages 12–16.

Free Spirit

Sometimes When I’m Mad by Deborah Serani, illus. by Kyra Teis (Sept. 21, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-609-3) helps children recognize difficult feelings and learn anger management techniques. Ages 4–8.

Slaying Digital Dragons: Tips and Tools for Protecting Your Body, Brain, Psyche, and Thumbs from the Digital Dark Side by Alex J. Packer, illus. by Jon Davis (Oct. 19, $24.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63198-596-6) guides readers through the process of evaluating their relationships with their screens, social media, and tech in general. Ages 13 and up.


We Say What’s Okay by Lydia Bowers, illus. by Isabel Muñoz, expands with We Check In with Each Other (Sept. 21, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-503-4), ages 3–5. And Little Laugh & Learn rolls out Ease the Tease by Judy S. Freedman and Mimi Black, illus. by Steve Mark (Aug. 17, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63198-350-4), and Make a Friend, Be a Friend by Eric Braun, illus. by Steve Mark (Aug. 17, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63198-629-1), ages 6–9.

Gauthier/Frog Legs Ink


ABC with Me adds ABCs of Cars: A Journey Through Automotive Design by Elizabeth Gauthier (Sept. 14, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-942314-92-9). Readers cab learn about the history of automotive design from fire engines to rare handmade sports cars as they travel through the alphabet. Ages 4–8.


Inside the Suitcase by Clotilde Perrin (Sept. 7, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-343-1). A boy and his suitcase journey over oceans and mountains, under water, and into the forest in this lift-the-flap book. Ages 4–8.

Leilong the Library Bus by Julia Liu, illus. by Bei Lynn (Aug. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-331-8). When Leilong the brontosaurus breaks all the library’s rules, the librarian realizes that the library isn’t as accessible as she thought. Ages 4–8.

Seahorses Are Sold Out by Constanze Spengler, illus. by Katja Gehrmann (Sept. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-385-1). Mika finds a way to cure boredom with a menagerie of pets while Dad works from home. Ages 4–8.

The Tiny Woman’s Coat by Joy Cowley, illus. by Giselle Clarkson (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-342-4). A tiny woman makes a cozy coat of leaves with the help of friends. Ages 4–8.

Dulcinea in the Forbidden Forest by Ole Könnecke (Sept. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-395-0). On her birthday, Dulcinea enters the forbidden forest to rescue her father from the witch’s spell. Ages 5–9.

No One Is Angry Today by Toon Tellegen, illus. by Marc Boutavant (Oct. 5, $20.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-345-5). Forest animals explore emotions in 10 tales. Ages 8–11.


Hattie returns in Hattie and Olaf by Frida Nilsson, illus. by Stina Wirsén (Oct. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-317-2), ages 8–12.


The Traveling Camera: Lewis Hine and the Fight to End Child Labor by Alexandra Hinrichs, illus. by Michael Garland (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-947440-06-7), chronicles the travels of Hine, who used his camera to document child labor and fight for social reform in the 20th century. Ages 6–11.

Gibbs Smith

Adventure Journal: 50 Things to Try in the Winter by Kim Hankinson (Sept. 14, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4236-5711-8) is a winter-themed journal to capture memories, inspire activities, and stimulate creativity throughout the holiday season. Ages 6–12.


Babylit welcomes B Is for Bison: A National Parks Primer, illus. by Greg Paprocki (Aug. 3, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-5829-0), ages up to 3. BabyLit Little Naturalists unveils George Washington Carver Loved Plants by Kate Coombs, illus. by Seth Lucas (Aug. 3, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-5841-2) and Wangari Maathai Planted Trees by Coombs (Aug. 3, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-5840-5), ages up to 3. Count and Find adds Trees, illus. by Paprocki (Aug. 3, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-5830-6), ages up to 3. And Little Leonardo’s Fascinating World by Sarafina Nance, illus. by Paprocki, gains Little Leonardo’s Fascinating World of Astronomy (Aug. 3, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-5831-3), ages 4–8.

Good & True

I Grew With You by Sarah Molitor, illus. by Anastasia Sivura (Oct. 5, $12.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-7370796-2-0), offers a glimpse into the journey a mother takes during her pregnancy. Ages up to 3.

The American Dream of Braven Young by Brooke Raybould, illus. by Juan Manuel Moreno (Nov. 15, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-7370796-5-1). When Braven’s dream about being completely free to wander Washington, D.C. spirals out of control, he starts looking for the one person that can help him—his father. Ages 6–10.

Virtue Circus by Ariel Tyson and Michael Tyson, illus. by Mary Manning (Oct. 31, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-7370796-6-8). On a trip to see his grandfather, Jack finds himself on a Circus Train where all the performers have been practicing a particular virtue for their acts. Ages 6–10.


Holy Moleys by Kevin Gallagher, illus. by Christopher Tupa, issues, adds Marvin and the Exploding Experiment (Sept. 15, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-955492-00-3), Mikey and the Not-So Awesome Possums (Sept. 15, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-7370796-8-2), and Molly and the Little Lipstick Lie (Sept. 15, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-7370796-9-9), ages 4–8. Virtue Adventures by B.B. Gallagher offers Courage in the Colosseum (Aug. 15, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-955492-02-7), ages 8–10. And Poetic Primers by B.B. Gallagher, illus. by Carles Arbat, takes on Homer’s The Odyssey (Oct. 15, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-7370796-0-6), ages 8–12.

Greystone Kids

Inside in: X-Rays of Nature’s Hidden World by Jan Paul Schutten, illus. by Arie Van ‘t Riet, trans. by Laura Watkinson (Oct. 12, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-679-6), provides a look at creatures and their natural habitats using x-ray techniques and photographs. Ages 2–7.

How Beautiful by Antonella Capetti, illus. by Melissa Castrillon (Nov. 2, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-853-0). A curious caterpillar searches for the true meaning of the word beautiful. Ages 4–8.

Little Narwhal, Not Alone by Tiffany Stone, illus. by Ashlyn Anstee (Oct. 12, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-620-8). In a tale inspired by real events, a lost narwhal in search of other narwhals finds a pod of beluga whales instead. Ages 4–8.

My Dog Banana by Roxane Brouillard, illus. by Giulia Sagramola (Sept. 21, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-793-9). Neighbors wonder why a child is walking a banana on a leash. Ages 4–8.

It Takes Guts: How Your Body Turns Food into Fuel (and Poop) by Jennifer Gardy, illus. by Belle Wuthrich (Sept. 14, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-501-0), focuses on the digestive system and microbiome. Ages 8–12.

War by Jose Jorge Letria, illus. by André Letria (Aug. 24, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-726-7) is an illustrated depiction of war. Ages 9–12.


Sounds of Nature ramps up with I Hear You, Forest by Kallie George, illus. by Carmen Mok (Sept. 7, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-736-6), ages 3–7.

Greystone/Aldana Libros

New Year by Mei Zihan, illus. by Qin Leng (Nov. 23, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-731-1). A father and daughter who live in different countries experience loss and acceptance during the Chinese New Year. Ages 9 and up.

Off the Beaten Track by Maylis de Kerangal, illus. by Tom Haugomat (Oct. 19, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-685-7). Ten-year-old Paul and an old family friend venture off on a three-day mountain trek. Ages 9 and up.


A Feast for Joseph by Terry Farish and O.D. Bonny, illus. by Ken Daley (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-438-3). Accustomed to the communal meals in a refugee camp, Joseph invites his relatives, teacher, neighbors, and friends in the city to come for dinner at his new home. Ages 3–6.

The House Next Door by Claudine Crangle ( Aug. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-368-3). A sturdy little house observes the new homes being built in its neighborhood. Ages 3–6.

A Kid Is a Kid Is a Kid by Sara O’Leary, illus. by Qin Leng (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-250-1). Children share the questions they’re tired of being asked again and again—as opposed to what they believe are the most important or interesting things about themselves. Ages 3–6.

My Book of Butterflies by Geraldo Valério (Aug. 1, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-335-5) introduces information about butterflies from around the world. Ages 3–6.

My Mad Hair Day by Nathalie Dion (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-511-3). Mallie’s huge, uncontrollable hair seems wilder than ever, until she has a nap and can appreciate the world anew. Ages 3–6.

A Boy Is Not a Ghost by Edeet Ravel (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-498-7). Twelve-year-old Natt is exiled to Siberia during WWII in the sequel to A Boy Is Not a Bird. Ages 9–12.

Song for the Snow by Jon-Erik Lappano, illus. by Byron Eggenschwiler (Sept. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-268-6). Freya hopes it will snow when she shares the song the townspeople used to sing to call the snow home. Ages 3–6.

Two at the Top by Uma Krishnaswami, illus. by Christopher Corr (Oct. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-266-2). In this true adventure story written as a dual narrative, Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary each tell the story of their ascent of Mount Everest. Ages 3–6.

Wounded Falcons by Jairo Buitrago, illus. by Rafael Yockteng ( Sept. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-456-7), relates how taking care of a wounded bird helps Adrián heal and show others who he truly is. Ages 3–6.

Anthony and the Gargoyle by Jo Ellen Bogart, illus. by Maja Kastelic (Oct. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-344-7). Anthony wakes up one morning to find his favorite rock has cracked open and discovers a strange-looking hatchling nearby. Ages 6–9.

Burying the Moon by Andrée Poulin, illus. by Sonali Zohra (Oct. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-604-2). When a government representative visits Latika’s rural Indian village, she sees her chance to make change and finally get public toilets and sanitation in her community. Ages 9–12.

Sunny Days Inside by Caroline Adderson (Aug. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-572-4). Ordered to shelter in place, children living in the same apartment building must cope with strange new rules and extended time at home with parents and siblings. Ages 9–12.


I Have the Right presents I Have the Right to Culture by Alain Serres, illus. by Aurélia Fronty (Oct. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-490-1), ages 3–6.

Title in Spanish

Aquí era el paraíso (Here Was Paradise) by Humberto Ak’abal, illus. by Amelia Lau Carling (Aug. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-495-6), is a selection of poems that evoke the author’s childhood in and around the Maya K’iche’ village of Momostenango, Guatemala. Ages 9–14.


Always Everly by Nate Wragg (Sept. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298279-7). A little evergreen tree learns that self-acceptance and being yourself never goes out of season. Ages 4–8.

Better Together, Cinderella by Ashley Franklin, illus. by Ebony Glenn (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302954-5). In this follow-up to Not Quite Snow White, princess Tameika becomes a big sister to twins. Ages 4–8.

Blob by Anne Appert (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-303612-3) stars a blob—a creature that can be anything they want. Ages 4–8.

Brayden Speaks Up: How One Boy Inspired the Nation by Brayden Harrington, illus. by Betty C. Tang (Aug. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-309829-9). Brayden, a 13-year-old boy who stutters, gave a speech at the Democratic National Convention that electrified the nation in this nonfiction picture book that illustrates the importance of speaking up and using your voice. Ages 4–8.

Detective Mole by Camilla Pintonato (Nov. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305178-2). Oscar the mole exchanges his chef’s apron for a detective’s trench coat and sets out to solve his first case. Ages 4–8.

Eyes That Speak to the Stars by Joanna Ho, illus. by Dung Ho (Jan. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305775-3). In this follow-up to Eyes That Kiss in the Corners, an Asian boy learns to love his eyes by realizing they are like his father’s, grandfather’s, and brother’s. Ages 4–8.

The Goldilocks Zone by Drew Sheneman (Nov. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297236-1). Readers join Goldilocks and her best friend, Baby Bear, on an interstellar adventure to learn all about our solar system in this factual title. Ages 4–8.

Grand Jeté and Me by Allegra Kent, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser (Oct. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239202-2). Former prima ballerina Kent’s holiday tale spotlights the special bond between grandmother and grandchild, the tradition of seeing The Nutcracker ballet, and reaching for your dreams. Ages 4–8.

Helping Hospital: A Community Helpers Book by Lindsay Ward (Oct. 12, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-06-308139-0) introduces children to all the workers, units, patients, technology, and more that exist within a hospital. Ages 4–8.

I’ll Love You from Afar by Racha Mourtada, illus. by Sasha Haddad (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-313888-9). An imaginative girl thinks of creative ways to support and reach her loved ones from a distance. Ages 4–8.

Major Makes History: From the Shelter to the White House by Jill Twiss, illus. by Maribel Lechuga (Sept. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311876-8). Told in the dog’s voice, this is the tale of President Biden’s friendship with his German shepherd, Major, the first shelter dog in the White House. Ages 4–8.

Mary Engelbreit’s Little Book of Thanks by Mary Engelbreit (Sept. 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-301721-4) is a Thanksgiving-themed book filled with quotes about being grateful. Ages 4–8.

Milk and Juice: A Recycling Romance by Meredith Crandall Brown (Dec. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302185-3) follows a bottle of juice and a jug of milk on their recycling journey. Ages 4–8.

One Wish: The Story of Fatima al-Fihri and the World’s Oldest University by M.O. Yuksel, illus. by Mariam Quraishi (Jan. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-303291-0), introduces al-Fihri, a Muslim woman who founded the world’s oldest university. Ages 4–8.

The Perfect Pet for You! by Estelle Laure, illus. by Amy Hevron (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302599-8), presents a gentle “guide” to finding the perfect pet, posing child-like questions to help readers consider the choices. Ages 4–8.

Playing at the Border: A Story of Yo-Yo Ma by Joanna Ho, illus. by Teresa Martinez (Sept. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299454-7), profiles the renowned cellist, who challenges conventions, expectations, and beliefs in order to build bridges to unite communities, people, and cultures. Ages 4–8.

Shine Like a Unicorn by Shelli R. Johannes, illus. by Maddie Frost (Sept. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299833-0), coaches readers on how to be a “unicorn” and embrace their unique self. Ages 4–8.

The Snowflake by Benji Davies (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256360-6) focuses on a girl wishing for a perfect tree and a young snowflake wishing for the perfect place to land. Ages 4–8.

Still Mine by Jayne Pillemer, illus. by Sheryl Murray (Jan. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306277-1), aims to provide comfort to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one and reassurance that you still carry them with you in your heart forever. Ages 4–8.

Super Santa: The Science of Christmas by Bruce Hale, illus. by Guy Francis (Sept. 14, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298363-3), takes a peek at the science and engineering behind Santa’s feats of delivering millions of presents around the world and eating millions of cookies all in one night. Ages 4–8.

Thank You, Neighbor! by Ruth Chan (Sept. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-290953-4). Readers join a narrator and her dog on their daily walk as they greet the people in their neighborhood. Ages 4–8.

When the Schools Shut Down: A Young Girl’s Story of Virginia’s “Lost Generation” and the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka Decision by Tamara Pizzoli and Yolanda Gladden, illus. by Keisha Morris (Jan. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-301116-8). This autobiographical picture book tells the story of an African American girl who lived during the shutdown of public schools in Farmville, Va., following the landmark civil rights case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. Ages 4–8.

The Wishing Tree by Meika Hashimoto, illus. by Xindi Yan (Sept. 21, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-06-274716-7). Disappointed by his town’s lack of Christmas spirit, a boy discovers a new holiday tradition in the magical wishing tree. Ages 4–8.

Candidly Cline by Kathryn Ormsbee (Nov. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305999-3) is a queer coming-of-age story about a young singer-songwriter in Kentucky trying to find her voice. Ages 8–12.

The Circus at the End of the Sea by Lori R. Snyder (Oct. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304710-5). An orphan girl discovers a magical circus. Ages 8–12.

Faceless by Kathryn Lasky (Oct. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269331-0). Young British spies and sisters Alice and Louise take on a secret mission in Germany during WWII as part of an elite unit called the Tabula Rasa. Ages 8–12.

Final Season by Tim Green (Sept. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-248595-3). A star middle school quarterback is faced with a life-changing decision after his father is diagnosed with ALS. Ages 8–12.

Fireborn by Aisling Fowler (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299671-8) launches a trilogy set in a magical world and introducing a monster-hunting
heroine named Twelve. Ages 8–12.

Frankie and Amelia by Cammie McGovern (Oct. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-246332-6) focuses on the bond between a cat and a neurodivergent tween named Amelia. Ages 8–12.

The Insiders by Mark Oshiro (Sept. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-300810-6) is a queer middle-grade tale with a twist of magic. Ages 8–12.

The Keeper by Guadalupe Garcia McCall (Jan. 25, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-307692-1). James desperately tries to figure out who’s sending him threatening letters before he meets the same sinister end as the other children who once lived in his new house. Ages 8–12.

Orphans of the Tide by Struan Murray (Dec. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304311-4). Young inventor Ellie must uncover the truth about a mysterious visitor who washes in with the tide, trapped inside a whale. Ages 8–12.

The Smashed Man of Dread End by J.W. Ocker (Aug. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299052-5). Noe Wiley is excited to move but she didn’t expect the strange, sullen girls who live on her new street to warn her to stay out of her basement. Ages 8–12.

Spell Sweeper by Lee Edward Fodi (Nov. 30, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284532-0). Cara is on her way to being a Magical Occurrence Purger (a MOP), when rifts in the fabric of magic begin to appear. Ages 8–12.

We’re Better Than This: Young Readers’ Edition: My Fight for the Future of Our Democracy by Elijah Cummings (Sept. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-308155-0) examines the life of the late U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings—from childhood through his tenure as chairman of the House Oversight Committee—and his tireless fight for justice. Ages 8–12.

Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales by Soman Chainani, illus. by Julia Iredale (Sept. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265263-8) collects 12 stories that challenge you to believe in your own strength, face your demons with hope and an open heart, and think for yourself. Ages 10 and up.

Ashfall Legacy by Pittacus Lore (Aug. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284536-8). A teen learns he’s half-alien and, while on a mission to solve the mystery of his missing father, discovers a centuries-old secret that could rip the universe apart. Ages 13 and up.


My First I Can Read rolls out Trash Truck: Meet Hank (Dec. 7, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-316212-9), ages 4–6; Baby Shark: Little Fish Lost (Sept. 14, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-304092-2); and Ty’s Travels: Lab Magic by Kelly Starling Lyons, illus. by Nina Mata (Jan. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295116-8), ages 4–8. Baby Shark swims along in 5-Minute Stories (Aug. 24, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-06-313581-9), ages 4–8. And The Bad Seed by Jory John, illus. by Pete Oswald, serves up The Smart Cookie (Nov. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304540-8), ages 4–8.

Joining I Can Read Level 1 are The Berenstain Bears Too Much Noise! by Mike Berenstain (Sept. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302443-4); Hello, Ninja. Goodbye, Tooth! (Sept. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305617-6) and Hello, Ninja. Hello, Stage Fright! (Sept. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305620-6) by N.D. Wilson, illus. by Forrest Dickison; I Want to Be an Engineer by Laura Driscoll, illus. by Catalina Echeverri (Oct. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298957-4); Ranger Rick: I Wish I Was a Kangaroo by Jennifer Bové (Nov. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243237-7); Baby Shark’s Big Show! Meet the Shark Family and Friends (Oct. 5, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-315885-6); My Little Pony: Welcome to Ponyville (Sept. 14, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-306069-2); and Pinkalicious: Treasuretastic by Victoria Kann (Sept. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-300378-1), ages 4–8. And I Can Read Level 2 adds My Little Pony: Ponies Unite (Aug. 24, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-303746-5), ages 4–8.

Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids yuks it up with Laugh-Out-Loud Valentine’s Day Jokes: Lift-the-Flap by Rob Elliott, illus. by Anna Chernyshova (Dec. 14, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-299188-1), ages 4–8. My Little Pony gallops along with A New Adventure (Aug. 17, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-303765-6), ages 4–8. Pete the Cat by James Dean and Kimberly Dean offers Pete the Cat’s Groovy Imagination (Sept. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297410-5), ages 4–8. And Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann grows with Merry Pinkmas (Sept. 14, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306937-4) and Rubylicious (Sept. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305521-6), ages 4–8.

Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian by Jonathan Messinger, illus. by Aleksei Bitskoff, continues with Journey to the Center of That Thing (Aug. 24, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-06-293223-5), ages 6–10. HarperChapters grows with 13th Street #6: Fight with the Freeze-Ray Fowls by David Bowles, illus. by Shane Clester (Aug. 17, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-300962-2); SO.S.: Society of Substitutes #4: Super Fun World by Alan Katz, illus. by Alex Lopez (Nov. 2, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-290944-2); Sparkleton #5: The Haunted Woods by Calliope Glass, illus. by Hollie Mengert (Sept. 28, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-06-300455-9); Trouble at Table 5 #6: Countdown to Disaster by Tom Watson, illus. by Marta Kissi (Aug. 31, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-300452-8); and Twins vs. Triplets #2: Prank-Or-Treat by Jennifer Torres, illus. by Vanessa Flores (Aug. 31, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305947-4), ages 6–10. And My Weird School by Dan Gutman, illus. by Jim Paillot, is back in session with My Weird School Special: The Leprechaun Is Finally Gone! (Jan. 18, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-306727-1), ages 6–10.

Bamboo Kingdom by Erin Hunter, starring three panda cubs, debuts with Creatures of the Flood (Sept. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302192-1), ages 8–12. Dimension Why by John Cusick adds Revenge of the Sequel (Oct. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-293761-2), ages 8–12. Dungeons & Dragons rolls on with Dungeon Academy: No Humans Allowed! by Madeleine Roux, illus. by Timothy Probert (Nov. 2, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-303912-4), ages 8–12. The Endangereds by Philippe Cousteau and Austin Aslan concludes with Melting Point (Oct. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289419-9), ages 8–12. Great Escapes gains Across the Minefields by Pamela D. Toler et al., illus. by James Bernardin (Aug. 31, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286050-7), ages 8–12. Starfell by Dominique Valente welcomes Willow Moss & the Vanished Kingdom (Jan. 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287947-9), ages 8–12.

Stick Dog is back in Stick Dog Comes to Town by Tom Watson (Sept. 14, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-301422-0), ages 8–12. The Unforgettable Logan Foster by Shawn Peters, about an orphan with a photographic memory, debuts with The Unforgettable Logan Foster (Jan. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304767-9), ages 8–12. VIP strides along with Lydia Darragh: Unexpected Spy by Heather Alexander, illus. by Jennifer Bricking (Sept. 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288962-1), ages 8–12. Warriors Super Edition by Erin Hunter issue Leopardstar’s Honor (Sept. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296306-2), ages 8–12. And Hunter’s Warriors: The Broken Code reveals A Light in the Mist (Nov. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-282388-5), ages 8–12.

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My First I Can Read reveals A Bizcocho le encanta la biblioteca (Biscuit Loves the Library) by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Pat Schories, trans. by Isabel C. Mendoza (Sept. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-307095-0), ages 4–8.

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Hands On! (Jan. 4, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-293492-5) and One Big Day (Jan. 4, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-293493-2) by Anne Wynter, illus. by Alea Marley, follow one curious baby’s journey to the important milestone of first steps and their first birthday. Ages up to 4.

All Eyes on Ozzy! by K-Fai Steele (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-274858-4) follows a girl who realizes that there are even better things than getting attention. Ages 4–8.

Bear Is a Bear by Jonathan Stutzman, illus. by Dan Santat (Sept. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288051-2), spotlights the enduring love between a girl and her childhood stuffed bear. Ages 4–8.

Bigger Than a Bumblebee by Joseph Kuefler (Sept. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269165-1) is a love letter from parent to child set against the beauty of the natural world. Ages 4–8.

Everybody in the Red Brick Building by Anne Wynter, illus. by Oge Mora (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286576-2), offers an urban bedtime romp with a diverse cast of characters. Ages 4–8.

The Little Forest Keepers by Mary Lundquist (Dec. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-228782-3). Two little gnome brothers care for forest friends old and new. Ages 4–8.

Looking for a Jumbie by Tracey Baptiste, illus. by Amber Ren (Sept. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297081-7), takes readers through a forest filled with friendly monsters inspired by Caribbean folklore. Ages 4–8.

The People Remember by Ibi Zoboi, illus. by Loveis Wise (Sept. 28, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291564-1), uses the principles of Kwanzaa as a springboard to talk about the history of African Americans. Ages 4–8.

The White House Cat by Cylin Busby, illus. by Neely Daggett (Jan. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-313886-5), provides a tour of the White House from the point of view of the First Cat. Ages 4–8.

Operation Do-Over by Gordon Korman (Jan. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-303274-3). Five years after Mason and Ty’s friendship is destroyed over a girl, Mason mysteriously awakes in his middle school science lab wondering if he gets a do-over to stop the chain of events that made his previous life implode. Ages 8–12.

Pax, Journey Home by Sara Pennypacker, illus. by Jon Klassen (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-293034-7). In this sequel to the 2016 novel Pax, when one of his kits becomes ill, Pax embarks on a quest to find the one human he knows he can trust. Ages 8–12.

The School Between Winter and Fairyland by Heather Fawcett (Oct. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304331-2). A 12-year-old beastkeeper teams up with her school’s “Chosen One” to help find her missing twin brother and uncover the dark truth that lies at the school’s heart. Ages 8–12.

Faith: Greater Heights by Julie Murphy (Nov. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289968-2) concludes the two-book origin story of Faith, a fierce, plus-size superhero. Ages 13 and up.

A Psalm of Storms and Silence by Roseanne A. Brown (Nov. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289152-5). In the follow-up to A Song of Wraiths and Ruin, Malik and Karina once again find themselves on opposite sides of an ever-worsening conflict, even as their connection flares to a breaking point. Ages 13 and up.

Rise Up from the Embers by Sara Raasch and Kristen Simmons (Aug. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289159-4) closes out the duology about two elemental gladiators whose powers could determine the fate of the world in an ancient war between immortals and humans. Ages 13 and up.

Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre by Brandy Colbert (Oct. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305666-4) reveals the history and legacy of one of the most deadly and destructive acts of racial violence in American history. Ages 14 and up.

One True Loves by Elise Bryant (Jan. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298286-5). This companion to Happily Ever Afters features self-discovery, Black/multiracial love, and a dreamy European cruise. Ages 14 and up.


My First I Can Read publishes Otter: Best Cake Ever by Sam Garton (Aug. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299121-8), ages 4–8. Horace & Bunwinkle take center stage in The Case of the Rascally Raccoon by P.J. Gardner, illus. by David Mottram (Oct. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294657-7), ages 8–12. And Unsolved Case Files by Tom Sullivan continues with Jailbreak at Alcatraz: Frank Morris & the Anglin Brothers’ Great Escape, illus. by Tom Sullivan (Sept. 7, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299154-6), ages 8–12.


I’m Still Up! (Jan. 18, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-358-18135-4) and I’m Up! (Jan. 18, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-358-18134-7) by Antoinette Portis feature an exuberant baby not quite ready for bedtime; and a celebration of the beginning of a new day, respectively. Ages up to 3.

When I Grow Up by Bob Holt (Nov. 23, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-358-56186-6). Readers can place their heads in the curve of this interactive book to try on dream jobs from astronaut to musician. Ages up to 3.

All Star: How Larry Doby Smashed the Color Barrier in Baseball by Audrey Vernick, illus. by Cannaday Chapman (Jan. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-48297-6), spotlights Doby, the first Black baseball player in the American League in 1947. Ages 4–7.

Easter Starring Egg! by Cynthia Platt, illus. by Leire Martín (Jan. 4, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-358-56185-9). A bedazzled, glittery Easter egg is excited to be found by his perfect kid. Ages 4–7.

Mr. Walker Steps Out by Lisa Graff, illus. by Christophe Jacques (Aug. 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-85103-1). The human-shaped figure in the traffic signal box leaves his post for a new adventure. Ages 4–7.

Princess Unlimited by Jacob Sager Weinstein, illus. by Raissa Figueroa (Nov. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-90474-4). When her royal parents are too preoccupied with sparkles to stop dragon attacks in their kingdom, a determined princess and her best friend take matters into their own hands. Ages 4–7.

Right Now! Real Kids Speaking Up for Change by Miranda Paul, illus. by Brittany Jackson (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-13732-0), profiles 11 young people who are using their voice to change the world. Ages 4–7.

A True Wonder: The Comic Book Hero Who Changed Everything by Kirsten W. Larson, illus. by Katy Wu (Sept. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-23842-3), is a behind-the-scenes look at the creation and evolution of Wonder Woman. Ages 4–7.

Who Will Pull Santa’s Sleigh? by Russ Willms (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-39342-9). For Santa’s first Christmas at the reins, many animals audition to pull his sleigh and deliver toys to children around the world. Ages 4–7.

Disasters by the Numbers: A Book of Infographics by Steve Jenkins (Oct. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-328-56948-6) offers a look at Earth’s natural disasters as seen through numbers, facts, and infographics. Ages 6–9.

Little Red and the Cat Who Loved Cake by Barbara Lehman (Nov. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-31510-0). A cat follows a child delivering a cake to their grandmother in this wordless fractured fairy tale. Ages 6–9.

Ace Takes Flight by Cory McCarthy (Nov. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-26507-8). In the launch of the B.E.S.T. World series, a boy seeking to escape his superstar older brother’s shadow struggles as a new cadet in a bionic enhancement program where nothing is as it seems. Ages 8–12.

Erik vs. Everything by Christina Uss (Aug. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-12671-3). Young worrier Erik is forced to confront his fears by his axe-wielding sister and the rest of his modern-day Viking-heritage family. Ages 8–12.

The League of Picky Eaters by Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic (Oct. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-37986-7). A picky eater fails a school test and is placed in remedial eating class in a town where being good at eating is the key to success. Ages 8–12.

One Smart Sheep by Gary D. Schmidt, illus. by Jane Manning and Elizabeth Stickney (Oct. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-88835-7). After climbing into a moving truck and ending up alone in a big city, a sheep uses sound clues from his journey there to find his way home. Ages 8–12.

The Thirteenth Cat by Mary Downing Hahn (Sept. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-39408-2). When the mysterious wild cats who live near her aunt’s house seem to watch her, Danni seeks out answers. Ages 8–12.

Wayward Creatures by Dayna Lorentz (Jan. 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-46828-8). A troubled boy befriends a coyote after the forest fire he accidentally started changes both of their lives. Ages 8–12.

Fossil Hunter: How Mary Anning Changed the Science of Prehistoric Life by Cheryl Blackford (Jan. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-39605-5) spotlights Anning, the Victorian fossil hunter who changed scientific thinking about prehistoric life and became one of the most celebrated paleontologists of all time. Ages 10 and up.

Rainbow in the Dark by Sean McGinty (Aug. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-38037-5). High school senior Rainbow is trapped with three other teens in a game-like world that may or may not be real. Ages 12–17.

A Dark and Starless Forest by Sarah Hollowell (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-42441-3). When her siblings start to go missing, a girl must confront the dark thing that lives in the forest. Ages 12 and up.

The Ivory Key by Akshaya Raman (Jan. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-46833-2). As their country’s biggest export, magic, runs out, four estranged royal siblings must find a new source before their country is swallowed by invading forces in this duology launch. Ages 12 and up.

It Doesn’t Have to Be Awkward: Dealing with Relationships, Consent, and Other Hard-to-Talk-About Stuff by Dr. Drew Pinsky and Paulina Pinsky (Sept. 21, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-358-39603-1) offers guidance and resources for teens navigating sex, relationships, consent, and more. Ages 12 and up.

Year of the Reaper by Makiia Lucier (Nov. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-27209-0). In the aftermath of a devastating plague, a young lord is determined to discover the truth behind a mysterious attempt to assassinate the young queen. Ages 12 and up.

How Not to Fall in Love by Jacqueline Firkins (Dec. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-46714-4). A cynic gives her hopelessly romantic best friend lessons in how not to fall in love and finds herself falling for him in the process. Ages 14 and up.


Five Little Monkeys by Eileen Christelow welcomes Five Little Monkeys Looking for Santa (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-46985-8), ages 4–7. And Mustache Baby by Bridget Heos, illus. by Joy Ang, grows with Good Knight, Mustache Baby (Dec. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-43468-9), ages 4–7.

Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle, illus. by Jill McElmurry, revs up with What Do You Say, Little Blue Truck? (Sound Book) (Sept. 21, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-358-56195-8), ages up to 5. Stick and Stone star in Best Friends Forever! by Beth Ferry, illus. by Tom Lichtenheld (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-47302-2), ages 4–7. Sydney and Taylor are back in Sydney and Taylor Take a Flying Leap by Jacqueline Davies, illus. by Deborah Hocking (Aug. 3, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-358-10635-7), And Maya and the Rising Dark by Rena Barron adds Maya and the Return of the Godlings (Sept. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-10632-6), ages 8–12.

No Place for Monsters by Kory Merritt takes on School of Phantoms (Sept. 14, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-358-19332-6), ages 8–12. Joining A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison is A Sprinkle of Sorcery (Aug. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-19333-3), ages 8–12. And Vanderbeekers by Karina Yan Glaser expands with The Vanderbeekers Make a Wish (Sept. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-25620-5), ages 8–12.

The Lost Art Mysteries welcomes The Crown Heist by Deron R. Hicks (Nov. 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-39606-2), ages 10–12. The Prison Healer by Lynette Noni grows with The Gilded Cage (Oct. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-43459-7), ages 12 and up. And The Ravens duology by Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige closes with The Monarchs (Jan. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-09822-5), ages 14 and up.


Churro and the Magician by Gastón Caba (Dec. 14, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-358-46775-5). A mischievous bunny accidentally unleashes magic on its town after discovering a magician’s wand, in this wordless picture book with graphic-novel panels. Ages 4–7.

Hooky by Míriam Bonastre Tur (Sept. 7, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-358-46829-5). Twins who have missed the bus to magic school scramble to find a mentor to teach them before their parents find out. Ages 8–12.

In the Shadow of the Fallen Towers: The Seconds, Minutes, Hours, Days, Weeks, Months, and Years After the 9/11 Attacks by Don Brown (Aug. 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-358-22357-3) is a work of graphic nonfiction chronicling the immediate aftermath and rippling effects of the attack on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Ages 13–17.

Graceling (graphic novel) by Kristin Cashore, illus. by Gareth Hinds (Nov. 16, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-358-25047-0). A girl with a rare, extreme skill helps a foreign prince search for the truth about his grand-father’s disappearance in this graphic novel adaptation of the bestselling YA fantasy. Ages 14 and up.


Dinomighty! by Doug Paleo, illus. by Aaron Blecha, welcomes The Heist Age (Oct. 12, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-358-33157-5), ages 7–10. OMGs by Stephanie Cooke and Insha Fitzpatrick, illus. by Juliana Moon, presents The Forgotten Maze (Jan. 4, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-358-29954-7), ages 8–12. The World of Click by Kayla Miller and Jeffrey Canino, illus. by Kristina Lu, debuts with Besties: Work It Out (Oct. 5, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-358-56191-0), ages 8–12. And Crossover nets Booked (Graphic Novel) by Kwame Alexander, illus. by Dawud Anyabwile (Jan. 4, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-358-16182-0), ages 10–12.


The Grandmaster’s Daughter by Dan-Ah Kim (Nov. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-
0-06-307690-7) stars a young, determined, female black belt in tae kwon do. Ages 4–8.

A House by Kevin Henkes (Sept. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-309260-0) introduces readers to a house, shapes, weather, family, and what it means to be at home. Ages 4–8.

A Hundred Thousand Welcomes by Mary Lee Donovan, illus. by Lian Cho (Oct. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287772-7), explores the tradition of hospitality and welcoming others in order to give assistance, shelter, a meal, or companionship. Ages 4–8.

The Missing Pairs by Yvonne Ivinson (Aug. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284289-3). Fox, Hare, and Badger are missing a sock, boot, and mitten respectively; luckily, Bear knows where they are. Ages 4–8.

Original Cat, Copy Cat by Sarah Kurpiel (Aug. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294383-5). Pineapple loves being an only cat—and then Kiwi the kitten comes along. Ages 4–8.

Sweater Weather by Matt Phelan (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-293414-7). On a perfect autumn day, Papa Bear tells his cubs to bundle up in the cozy sweaters he knitted for them—but that is easier said than done. Ages 4–8.

When I Wake Up by Seth Fishman, illus. by Jessixa Bagley (Nov. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-245580-2), focuses on a child and four different paths for their day. Ages 4–8.

Keeping It Real by Paula Chase (Oct. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296569-1). Marigold attends a special program at her family’s business for teens who love fashion, but quickly realizes that she’s out of place compared to the three other trainees. Ages 8–12.

The Leopard Behind the Moon by Mayonn Paasewe-Valchev (Sept. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299361-8). When Ezomo encounters the leopard believed to have killed his father, he and his two friends embark on a journey that leads them past the boundaries set by their elders. Ages 8–12.

The Wolf’s Curse by Jessica Vitalis (Sept. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306741-7). Shunned by his fearful village, a 12-year-old apprentice embarks on a quest to clear his name, with a mythic—and dangerous—wolf following closely at his heels. Ages 8–12.

Any Sign of Life by Rae Carson (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269193-4). Paige wakes up after falling ill and learns she may be the only person left alive in her town—maybe in the whole world. Ages 13 and up.

Squad by Maggie Tokuda-Hall, illus. by Lisa Sterle (Oct. 5, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294314-9). When the new girl is invited to join her high school’s most popular clique, she can’t believe it—especially since they’re werewolves. Ages 14 and up.


Amelia Bedelia & Friends greets Amelia Bedelia & Friends Blast Off! by Herman Parish, illus. by Lynne Avril (Sept. 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296192-1); and Parish and Avril’s Amelia Bedelia Special Edition Holiday welcomes Amelia Bedelia Hops to It (Jan. 25, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296209-6), ages 6–10. Kitty by Paula Harrison, illus. by Jenny Lovlie, concludes with Kitty and the Twilight Trouble (Sept. 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-293582-3), ages 6–10.


A-Okay by Jarad Greene (Nov. 2, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-06-303284-2) follows Jay as he begins middle school and deals with the serious side effects of new acne medication. Ages 8–12.

Another Kind by Trevor Bream, illus. by Cait May (Oct. 26, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304353-4). Feared by the world around them, six misfit monster kids band together in search of a new place to call home. Ages 8–12.

Treasure in the Lake by Jason Pamment (Sept. 7, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306517-8). In this tale of friendship, two kids unearth a hidden city and must reconnect with the past before time runs out. Ages 8–12.


I Can Read Comics Level 2 picks up Friendbots: Blink and Block Bug Each Other by Vicky Fang (Sept. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304947-5), ages 4–8. I Can Read Comics Level 3 takes on Tiny Tales: A Feast for Friends by Steph Waldo (Jan. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306785-1), ages 4–8. Arlo & Pips are back in Join the Crow Crowd! by Elise Gravel (Aug. 17, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239423-1), ages 6–10. And Beak & Ally star in Bedtime Jitters by Norm Feuti (Sept. 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302160-0), ages 6–10.

Cat & Cat Adventures by Susie Yi featuring two magical, snack-loving cats, kicks off with The Quest for Snacks (Sept. 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-308380-6), ages 6–10. New to My Weird School Graphic Novel by Dan Gutman, illus. by Jim Paillot, is Get a Grip! We’re on a Trip! (Jan. 4, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305448-6), ages 6–10. Pea, Bee, & Jay band together for Farm Feud by Brian Smitty Smith (Jan. 4, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298125-7), ages 6–10. And The Odds by Matt Stanton, about a quiet kid in a loud city, launches with The Odds (Jan. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306894-0), ages 8–12.


It Had to Be You by Loryn Brantz (Dec. 14, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-308633-3). This first title in a black-and-white board book series features a love poem from parent to baby. Ages up to 4.

Let’s Be Friends: A Lift-the-Flap Book by Violet Lemay (Dec. 14, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-304597-2) showcases friendship and the importance of embracing our differences. Ages up to 4.

The Silly Sounds of Christmas by Mike Petrik (Sept. 21, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-306622-9) is a lift-the-flap board book celebrating Christmas with silly sounds, riddles, and rhymes. Ages up to 4.


Biscuit is back for Hello, Biscuit! Hello, Friends! by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Pat Schories (Aug. 3, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-306701-1), ages up to 3. And Little Bakers by Caroline Wright, illus. by Alison Oliver, launches with 1234 Cake! A Count-and-Bake Book (Sept. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-307183-4), B Is for Brownies: An ABC Baking Book (Jan. 4, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-307185-8), and Cookie Truck: A Sugar Cookie Shapes Book (Sept. 28, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-307184-1), ages up to 4.

Om Child by Lisa Edwards, illus. by Sandhya Prabhat, grows with I Am Calm: Yin & Yang, Opposites, and Balance (Oct. 12, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-306841-4), I Am Happy: Chakras, Colors, and Feelings (Aug. 10, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-306839-1), and I Am Kind: Ahimsa, Compassion, and Community (Aug. 10, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-306840-7), ages up to 4. Pete the Cat, Pete the Kitty by James Dean and Kimberly Dean offers Pete the Kitty’s Potty Dance (Jan. 4, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311151-6), ages up to 4. Berenstain Bears by Mike Berenstain issues Meet the Berenstain Bears! (Sept. 7, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-302441-0), ages up to 4; and The Berenstain Bears Take Turns (Jan. 4, $3.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-302433-5), ages 4–8. And Baby Shark gains Baby Shark’s Big Show! Fish Friends Forever (Sept. 28, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-315887-0), ages 4–8.


Beyond the End of the World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (Jan. 18, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289336-9) is the sequel to the genre-bending The Other Side of the Sky. Ages 13 and up.

The Color of Dragons by R.A. Salvatore and Erika Lewis (Oct. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291566-5) explores the origin story of Morgan LeFay in a romantic standalone novel. Ages 13 and up.

Everything Within and In Between by Nikki Barthelmess (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297690-1). Ri Fernandez struggles to reclaim her heritage and her mother from the strict grandmother who has kept them away from her. Ages 13 and up.

Jade Fire Gold by June C.L. Tan (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305636-7). When Altan encounters Ahn and her mysterious abilities, he sees in her a path to reclaiming the throne in this debut romantic fantasy. Ages 13 and up.

Loveboat Reunion by Abigail Hing Wen (Jan. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295730-6). In the sequel to Loveboat, Taipei, Sophie and Xavier reconnect and write their own futures during a wild, unexpected reunion. Ages 13 and up.

My Fine Fellow by Jennieke Cohen (Jan. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304753-2) is a gender-bent YA take on My Fair Lady. Ages 13 and up.

The Storyteller by Kathryn Williams (Jan. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304939-0) follows a teenage girl’s quest to uncover whether her great-aunt was in fact the Russian princess Anastasia Romanov. Ages 13 and up.

Thronebreakers by Rebecca Coffindaffer (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284519-1). Broken-hearted over her friend’s death, Alyssa is hell-bent on revenge in the conclusion of the Thronebreakers duology. Ages 13 and up.

The Upper World by Femi Fadugba (Jan. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-307859-8). This genre-bending YA debut follows a Black teen boy caught in the midst of gang violence in South London, who slips through to a space outside of time where he can glimpse the future—and tries to use that power to save himself and the girl he loves. Ages 13 and up.

Before We Disappear by Shaun David Hutchinson (Sept. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302522-6) is a queer historical fantasy set during the 1909 Alaska–Yukon–Pacific Exposition in Seattle, where the two assistants of ambitious magicians find themselves falling in love amid a bitter rivalry designed to tear them apart. Ages 14 and up.


Cocoa’s Cranky Valentine: Can You Help Him Out?, illus. by Beth Hughes (Jan. 11, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4002-3183-6). A grumpy dog makes a surprising discovery about friendship as he tries to outwit an ornery kitten who has stolen his only valentine. Ages 2–6.

Edward and Annie: A Penguin Adventure by Caryn Rivadeneira (Oct. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-2828-7) follows famous penguins Edward and Annie through Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium. Ages 4–8.

Is God Still Awake? A Small Girl with a Big Question About God by Sheila Walsh, illus. by Aleksandra Szmidt (Nov. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-2963-5), introduces children to prayer, showing them how, when, and why to talk with God. Ages 4–8.

Love You, Little Lady by Brett Young, illus. by Katy Hudson (Aug. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-2507-1). Based on the lyrics of country singer Young’s “Lady,” this book depicts the boundless love parents feel watching their baby daughter grow into a “little lady.” Ages 4–8.

Opal Lee and What It Means to Be Free: The True Story of the Grandmother of Juneteenth by Alice Faye Duncan, illus. by Keturah A. Bobo (Jan. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-3125-6), presents the story of Black activist Opal Lee and her vision of Juneteenth as a holiday for everyone. Ages 4–8.

Slothy Claus: A Christmas Story by Jodie Shepherd, illus. by MacKenzie Haley (Oct. 12, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-2358-9). When a sluggish Slothy Claus doesn’t make it home in time for Christmas, kids learn that Christmas is about more than just presents under the tree. Ages 4–8.

Walter Does His Best: A Frenchie Adventure in Kindness and Muddy Paws by Eva Pilgrim, illus. by Jessica Gibson (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-2677-1), follows French Bulldog Walter on a mission of kindness throughout New York City. Ages 4–8.


Night Night greets Night Night, Angel: A Sleepy Christmas Celebration by Amy Parker, illus. by Virginia Allyn (Sept. 21, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4002-1283-5), ages up to 4. Sweet Blessings serves up Candy Cane Blessings, illus. by Maddie Frost (Oct. 5, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4002-0934-7), ages up to 4. And God, I Know by Bonnie Rickner Jensen, illus. by Shane Crampton, ramps up with God, I Know You’re Good (Sept. 14, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4002-2146-2), ages 3–7.

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Fall Down Seven Times, Stand Up Eight: Patsy Takemoto Mink and the Fight for Title IX by Jen Bryant, illus. by Toshiki Nakamura (Jan. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295722-1), introduces Patsy Mink, the first BIPOC woman—and first Asian American woman—elected to Congress. Ages 4–8.

Who Are Your People? by Bakari Sellers, illus. by Reggie Brown (Jan. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-308285-4). Sellers describes the values he inherited from his father, and what he wants to pass on to his own children. Ages 4–8.

Bedhead Ted by Scott SanGiacomo (Aug. 24, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294130-5). In this graphic novel, a boy named Ted realizes that his perceived flaw—wild, red hair—is actually a superpower. Ages 8–12.

Dream, Annie, Dream by Waka T. Brown (Jan. 25, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-301716-0). Seventh grader Annie, a Japanese American girl with big dreams, tries out for a school play in hopes of winning the lead, only to be faced with microaggressions from her peers that make her question if the American Dream truly applies to everyone. Ages 8–12.

Fifty-Four Things Wrong with Gwendolyn Rogers by Caela Carter (Oct. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299663-3). Gwendolyn, a chronically frustrated girl, comes to realize she has an undiagnosed mental health issue and tries every way possible to get control of her anger. Ages 8–12.

Garlic and the Vampire by Bree Paulsen (Sept. 28, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299508-7). In spite of her fear and self-doubt, Garlic reluctantly agrees to face the vampire who has moved into the castle near her village of vegetable folk. Ages 8–12.

Gussy by Jimmy Cajoleas (Nov. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-300877-9). Eleven-year-old Gussy tries to follow in the footsteps of her grandfather, the Protector of an isolated village who performs magical rites to keep away the Great Doom. Ages 8–12.

Hide and Don’t Seek: And Other Very Scary Stories by Anica Mrose Rissi (Aug. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302695-7) is a contemporary collection of scary short stories. Ages 8–12.

Second Sleep by Diane Stanley (Nov. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265803-6). When they stay with their grandmother at her mysterious lake cabin, siblings Max and Rosie share an identical dream that may be the key to their mother’s disappearance. Ages 8–12.

Spectacular Sisters: Amazing Stories of Sisters from Around the World by Aura Lewis (Nov. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294765-9). These biographical profiles showcase the special bond between sisters. Ages 8–12.

Tidesong by Wendy Xu (Nov. 16, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295579-1). While preparing for the entrance exams for the best magic academy, Sophie mistakenly traps Lir, a dragon. Ages 8–12.

Yusuf Azeem Is Not a Hero by Saadia Faruqi (Sept. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294325-5). Yusuf starts middle school in his small Texas town as the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks approaches, and stands up to those who bully the Muslim community. Ages 8–12.

It All Comes Back to You by Farah Naz Rishi (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-274148-6). Two exes are forced to revisit their shared history when their older siblings get engaged. Ages 13 and up.

Act Cool by Tobly McSmith (Sept. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-303856-1). A trans teen walks the fine line between doing whatever it takes to achieve his acting dream and staying true to himself. Ages 14 and up.

All These Bodies by Kendare Blake (Sept. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297716-8). In the summer of 1958, 16 bloodless bodies and two teenagers point to one impossible explanation. Ages 14 and up.

Dark Rise by C.S. Pacat (Sept. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294614-0) begins a fantasy trilogy set in an alternate London where heroes and villains of a long-forgotten war are reborn, ushering in a new age of magic. Ages 14 and up.

Dreams Lie Beneath by Rebecca Ross (Nov. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-301592-0). Clementine is ready to take over as the warden of her small town, but when two magicians arrive to challenge her, she is unknowingly drawn into a century-old conflict. Ages 14 and up.

Here’s to Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera (Dec. 28, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-307163-6). This follow-up to What If It’s Us gives Arthur and Ben another shot at true love. Ages 14 and up.


My Weirder-Est School by Dan Gutman, illus. by Jim Paillot, marches on with Mrs. Barr Has Gone Too Far! (Oct. 19, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-291079-0), ages 6–10. And The World Between Blinks by Ryan Graudin and Amie Kaufman revs up with Rebellion of the Lost (Jan. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288227-1), ages 8–12.


Boogie Boogie, Y’all by C.G. Esperanza (Aug. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297622-2). Three children stop to marvel at the art around their community and show everyone else how truly special it is. Ages 4–8.

Crowbar: The Smartest Bird in the World by Jean Craighead George, illus. by Wendell Minor (Oct. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-000257-2). A boy nurses an abandoned baby crow back to health and teaches him how to speak. Ages 4–8.

I Love You Because I Love You by Muon Thi Van, illus. by Jessica Love (Jan. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289459-5), details all the big and small reasons why we love the people we do, in a call-and-response format. Ages 4–8.

Jeff Goes Wild by Angela Rozelaar, illus. by Angela Rozelaar (Nov. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284056-1). Bored with being stuck inside on a rainy day, a small cat named Jeff decides that he wants to be wild. Ages 4–8.

Oona and the Shark by Kelly DiPucchio, illus. by Raissa Figueroa (Jan. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-307142-1). A playful and determined Black mermaid tries to befriend a shy hammerhead shark. Ages 4–8.

What Are Sisters For? by Anya Glazer (Sept. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291606-8). Koalas Ada and Bea learn to celebrate the joys of sisterhood and curiosity. Ages 4–8.

Ghost Girl by Ally Malinenko (Aug. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304460-9). After a dark and stormy night, Zee finds herself living in a ghost story where everything is different, including a creepy new principal at school. Ages 8–12.

Partly Cloudy by Tanita S. Davis (Sept. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-293700-1). As the only Black girl in her new school, young Madalyn learns that being a good friend involves weathering good times and bad, as well as some tough conversations. Ages 8–12.

The Samosa Rebellion by Shanthi Sekaran (Sept. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305153-9). A boy and his friends must rescue his grandmother from a relocation camp after their country’s descent into xenophobia. Ages 8–12.

A Secret Shared by Patricia MacLachlan (Sept. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288585-2) follows the unraveling of a family’s secret when two older siblings discover through a DNA test kit that their youngest sister was adopted. Ages 8–12.

A Soft Place to Land by Janae Marks (Sept. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287587-7) focuses on a girl who is reshaping her meaning of home when her family must move from their house to a small apartment. Ages 8–12.

The Supervillain’s Guide to Being a Fat Kid by Matt Wallace (Jan. 25, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-300803-8). In this body-positive tale, a fat kid who wants to stop his bullies enlists the help of the world’s most infamous supervillain. Ages 8–12.

Not Here to Be Liked by Michelle Quach (Oct. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-303836-3). An ambitious Chinese Vietnamese American girl finds herself trapped between leading a feminist movement and falling for her patriarchal enemy. Ages 13 and up.

We Can Be Heroes by Kyrie McCauley (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288505-0). Two survivors of a school shooting work together with their friend’s ghost, Cassie, to deliver justice to those responsible for Cassie’s death. Ages 13 and up.

Terciel and Elinor by Garth Nix (Nov. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304932-1). Nix returns to the Old Kingdom for the love story of Sabriel’s parents, Terciel and Elinor, and the charter magic that brought them together. Ages 14 and up.

White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson (Sept. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302909-5). Marigold moves in with her newly blended family to a picture-perfect home that is hiding secrets. Ages 14 and up.


Hand-Me-Down Magic by Corey Ann Haydu, illus. by Luisa Uribe, greets Mysterious Tea Set (Jan. 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297828-8), ages 6–10. Teeny Houdini, about a diminutive first-grade magician, debuts in The Disappearing Act by Katrina Moore, illus. by Zoe Si (Jan. 4, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-300461-0) and The Super-Secret Valentine (Jan. 4, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-300465-8) by Katrina Moore, ages 6–10. Shadow School by J.A. White rolls on with Phantoms (Aug. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-283834-6), ages 8–12. And Montague Siblings by Mackenzi Lee wraps up with The Nobleman’s Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks (Nov. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291601-3), ages 13 and up.


I Will! A Book of Promises by Juana Medina (Sept. 21, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-358-55559-9) features affirmations for young readers. Ages 4–7.

Wutaryoo by Nilah Magruder (Jan. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-17238-3). After being repeatedly asked “what are you?,” a mysterious creature sets off on an adventure to discover her ancestry. Ages 4–7.

Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ’Round: My Story of the Making of Martin Luther King Day by Kathlyn J. Kirkwood (Jan. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-38726-8) is the memoir-in-verse of an everyday activist and foot soldier in the fight to make Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday a national holiday. Ages 8–12.

Call and Response: The Story of Black Lives Matter by Veronica Chambers and the New York Times (Aug. 17, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-358-57341-8) covers the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement and how it has been shaped by U.S. history. Ages 8–12.

Recipe for Disaster by Aimee Lucido (Sept. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-38691-9). Hannah’s schemes for throwing her own bat mitzvah unleash family secrets, create rivalries with best friends, and ultimately teach Hannah what being Jewish is all about. Ages 8–12.


World of ¡Vamos! by Raúl the Third rolls out ¡Vamos! Let’s Cross the Bridge (Sept. 21, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-358-38040-5), ages 4–7. And A Legendary Alston Boys Adventure gains The Last Chance for Logan County by Lamar Giles, illus. by Derick Brooks (Oct. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-42336-2), ages 8–12.

HarperCollins/Walden Pond

Riley’s Ghost by John David Anderson (Jan. 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298597-2). When the mean girls lock Riley in their middle school after hours, she can’t explain the strange things that happen, or the haunting force that seems to lurk around every corner. Ages 8–12.

Stowaway by John David Anderson (Aug. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298594-1) launches a coming-of-age sci-fi duology about Leo, a kid trying to navigate the galaxy in order to save his family—and, possibly, the planet. Ages 8–12.

The Troubled Girls of Dragomir Academy by Anne Ursu (Oct. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-227512-7) tells the story of a girl in a country beset on all sides by monsters, who is forced to attend a mysterious school for wayward young women. Ages 8–12.


Love Is, illus. by Paola Escobar (Aug. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76775-6) adapts the “Love Chapter” text of 1 Corinthians 13, about how God’s love is strong and patient. Ages 4–8.

Pugtato Babysits the Snouts by Sophie Corrigan (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-310-73411-6). The pug potato offers to babysit the baby Brussel Snouts. Ages 4–8.

You’re the Hugs to My Kisses: Celebrating Family & Friendship by Barbara Herndon, illus. by Diane Ewen (Jan. 4, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-310-73496-3) celebrates special relationships with fun comparisons like “you’re the jelly to my donut.” Ages 4–8.

How to Fight Racism: A Guide to Standing Up for Racial Justice (young reader’s edition) by Jemar Tisby with Josh Mosey (Jan. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-310-75104-5) outlines practical conversations and actions to help children change the narrative around race. Ages 8–12.


Happy Birthday, Fiona, illus. by Richard Cowdrey (Jan. 18, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-310-75164-9) is a Fiona the Hippo title, ages 4–8.


As Fast as Her by Kendall Coyne with Estelle Laure (Jan. 18, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-310-77113-5) introduces Kendall Coyne, a coach with the Chicago Blackhawks and a member of Team USA’s women’s ice hockey squad bound for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Ages 13 and up.

HarperCollins Focus/Blink

Heartless Heirs by MarcyKate Connolly (Aug. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76827-2). In the follow up to Twin Daggers, twins Aissa and Zandria try to heal the rift between the Magi and the Technocrats after centuries of war. Ages 13 and up.

Hazy Dell

Werewolf? There Wolf! by Kyle Sullivan, illus. by Meg Hunt (Sept. 21, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-948931-27-4) offers a contemporary twist on “Little Red Riding Hood.” Ages 5–9.


Hazy Fables ramps up with Krampus Confidential by Kyle Sullivan, illus. by Derek Sullivan (Sept. 21, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-948931-26-7), ages 8–12.

Hearst Home

The Delish Kids (Super-Awesome, Crazy-Fun, Best-Ever) Cookbook: 100+ Amazing Recipes by Joanna Saltz (Aug. 31, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-950785-43-8). This learn-how-to-cook book contains easy-to-follow recipes for every occasion, plus helpful kitchen tricks to inspire young cooks. Ages 8–12.

Good Housekeeping Amazing Science: 83 Hands-On S.T.E.A.M. Experiments for Curious Kids! by Rachel Rothman (Aug. 24, $22, ISBN 978-1-950785-89-6), delivers experiments that readers can do at home with easy-to-find materials. Ages 8–12.



Highlights Puzzle Readers expands with Knox Knocks: Hooray for Mail Day! by Judy Katschke, illus. by Josh Cleland (Oct. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64472-487-3), and Maggie and Pie and the Big Breakfast by Carolyn Cory Scoppettone, illus. by Paula Becker (Oct. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64472-478-1), ages 4–7.

Holiday House

I Say Please and Thank You: Lift-the-Flap Manners by Robie Rogge and Rachel Isadora, illus. by Isadora (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4919-4). Lifting flaps will help children practice powerful and essential magic words. Ages 2–5.

I Want an Apple: How My Body Works by David L. Harrison, illus. by David Catrow (Oct. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4104-4), introduces body parts and their functions. Ages 4–7.

Chinese Kite Festival by Richard Lo (Dec. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4764-0). Kites in the shape of animals allow children to learn the names of animals in both English and Chinese. Ages 4–8.

Mitzi and the Big Bad Nosy Wolf: A Digital Citizenship Story by Teresa Bateman, illus. by Jannie Ho (Jan. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4517-2). A young sheep teaches kids the importance of personal privacy when she finds herself up against a big bad nosy wolf. Ages 4–8.

My Dog Has Fleas: A Ukulele Misadventure by Bob Barner (Aug. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4642-1). A ukulele-playing dog owner sings about a group of flea-bitten dogs as they flee from their treatment and cause comical havoc. Ages 4–8.

Volcanoes! by Gail Gibbons (Jan. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4569-1). Using maps, infographics, and illustrations, Gibbons explores the hows and whys of volcanoes. Ages 4–8.

Anteaters, Bats & Boas: The Amazon Rainforest from the Forest Floor to the Treetops by Roxie Munro (Aug. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4656-8). Realistic illustrations of the Amazon rainforest depict a plethora of creatures, all drawn to size. Ages 7–10.

Stitch by Stitch: Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly Sews Her Way to Freedom by Connie Schofield-Morrison, illus. by Elizabeth Zunon (Nov. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3963-8), introduces Keckly, a woman born into slavery who used her talent as a seamstress to find her way to freedom. Ages 7–10.

The Dreamweavers by G.Z. Schmidt (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4423-6). Twelve-year-old twins Mei and Yun journey through the City of Ashes and visit the Jade Rabbit to save their grandfather in this Chinese folklore-inspired fantasy adventure. Ages 8–12.

Game On! by Mary Amato (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4911-8). Thirteen-year-old soccer player Albert is abducted by aliens to play for their team in this kick-off to the Star Striker series. Ages 8–12.

Jazz (15th anniversary ed.) by Walter Dean Myers, illus. by Christopher Myers (Jan. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4833-3). This volume of 15 poems features a new introduction from author Jacqueline Woodson. Ages 8–12.

Jadie in Five Dimensions by Dianne K. Salerni (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4909-5). Thirteen-year-old Jadie believes she was abandoned by her human parents and rescued by Seers—creatures from the fourth dimension who hope to guide the world toward a brighter future. Ages 9–12.

Only If You Dare: 13 Stories of Darkness and Doom by Josh Allen, illus. by Sarah J. Coleman (Aug. 31, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4906-4), brings to life 13 nightmare scenarios featuring everyday objects. Ages 9–12.

The Bear House by Meaghan McIsaac (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4660-5). This series launch is set in a gritty medieval world where the ruling houses are based on the constellations, and betrayal, intrigue, and a king’s murder force the royal sisters of the Bear House on the run. Ages 10–14.

The History of Western Art in Comics Part Two: Renaissance to Modern Art by Marion Augustin and Bruno Heitz (Nov. 30, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4647-6). Two kids and their grandfather continue their adventurous exploration of art and civilization. Ages 10 and up.

Nightrender by Jodi Meadows (Jan. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4868-5). Told in three perspectives, this tale stars a cursed prince, a treacherous princess, and Nightrender herself—immortal, inhuman champion of the gods. Ages 14 and up.

Vial of Tears by Cristin Bishara (Oct. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4641-4). Sixteen-year-old sisters Samira and Rima become trapped in the underworld—and in the machinations of deities, shapeshifters, and ghouls—in this Phoenician mythology-inspired fantasy. Ages 14 and up.


New I Like to Read titles are 1, 2, 3, Pull! by Emily Arnold McCully (Dec. 28, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4509-7) and I Hop by Joe Cepeda (Nov. 30, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4825-8), ages 4–8. I Like to Read Comics adds Frog and Ball by Kathy Caple (Aug. 10, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4341-3) and Kraken Me Up by Jeffrey Ebbeler (Sept. 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5017-6), ages 4–8.

Dear Beast by Dori Hillestad Butler, illus. by Kevan Atteberry, builds with Someone Is Missing! (Sept. 14, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4855-5), ages 6–9. Noodleheads return in Noodleheads Do the Impossible by Tedd Arnold et al. (Sept. 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4003-0), ages 6–9. The Finding Langston Trilogy by Lesa Cline-Ransome continues with Being Clem (Aug. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4604-9), ages 8–12. And joining Middle School Bites by Steven Banks, illus. by Mark Fearing, is Out for Blood (Aug. 31, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4616-2), ages 8–12.

Titles in Spanish

Libro de las nubes (The Cloud Book) by Tomie dePaola (Dec. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4721-3) and Libro de las palomitas de maiz (The Popcorn Book) by dePaola (Jan. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4720-6), ages 4–8.

Bilingual Series

My Friend, Mi Amigo by Rene Colato Lainez, illus. by Nomar Perez, kicks off with Let’s Be Friends: In English and Spanish (Dec. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4505-9), ages 3–7.

Holiday House/Ferguson

Unraveled by Leanne Hatch (Aug. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4783-1). When Cole’s beloved baby blanket starts to unravel, Mama knits the yarn into something new. Ages 3–6.

You Are a Reader!/You Are a Writer! by April Jones Prince, illus. by Christine Davenier (Aug. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4625-4). Two rhyming books in one inspire and encourage children who are learning to read and write. Ages 6–8.

The Lost Language by Claudia Mills (Oct. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5038-1). In this novel in verse, sixth graders Betsy and Lizard embark on a quest to save a dying language and try to find the words to save their fading friendship. Ages 9–12.

Salt Magic by Hope Larson, illus. by Rebecca Mock (Oct. 12, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4620-9). It’s up to 12-year-old Vonceil to set things right when a jealous witch curses her family’s well. Ages 10–14.


After-School Superstars by Claudia Mills, illus. by Grace Zong, ends with Boogie Bass, Sign Language Star (Aug. 3, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4629-2), ages 7–10.

Holiday House/Porter

Bright Star by Yuyi Morales (Sept. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4328-4)
follows a fawn making her way through a border landscape as a gentle voice encourages her to face her fears when she comes to an insurmountable barrier. Ages 4–8.

A History of Me by Adrea Theodore, illus. by Erin K. Robinson (Jan. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4257-7). One mother’s account of her experience as the only Black child in school serves as an empowering message to her daughter and children of color everywhere. Ages 4–8.

Let Me Fix You a Plate: A Tale of Two Kitchens by Elizabeth Lilly (Sept. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4325-3). A girl narrates a road trip with delicious stops in rural West Virginia and sunny Florida as she visits and share meals with the two distinct sides of her family. Ages 4–8.

The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess by Tom Gauld (Aug. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4698-8). In this picture book/graphic novel hybrid, a wooden robot embarks on a quest to find his missing sister. Ages 4–8.

Red by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
(Oct. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4712-1). The story of a lone fox separated from his pack depicts the ways in which color evokes emotion. Ages 4–8.

The Story of a Story by Deborah Hopkinson, illus. by Hadley Hooper (Nov. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4491-5). A boy struggling to create a story of his own learns the importance of persistence. Ages 4–8.

What Isabella Wanted: Isabella Stewart Gardner Builds a Museum by Candace Fleming, illus. by Matt Cordell (Sept. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4263-8), introduces the Boston doyenne behind the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the infamous heist that took place there in 1990. Ages 4–8.

Song for Jimi: The Story of Guitar Legend Jimi Hendrix by Charles R. Smith Jr., illus. by Edel Rodriguez (Oct. 19, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4333-8). Written as a series of verses, this picture book biography explores the life of this rock icon. Ages 7 and up.

Title in Spanish

Lucero (Bright Star) by Yuyi Morales (Sept. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4784-8), ages 4–8.

Honest History

History Is Delicious by Josh Lurie, illus. by Laura Foy (Aug. 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-7361919-0-3), uncovers the history of cuisines and cultures from around the globe. Ages 8–13.

History Is Inventive by Brooke Knight, illus. by Sophy Smith (Aug. 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-7361919-2-7), explores inventions (and their inventors) that changed the world. Ages 8–13.


29 Locks by Nicola Garrard (Oct. 1, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-913109-84-4). In an urban tale of redemption, 15-year-old Donny and his girlfriend “borrow” a barge and navigate the 29 locks on the canal system from Hertfordshire down into Kings Cross. Ages 14 and up.


Marie Curie: A Quest for Light by Frances Andreasen Østerfelt and Anja Cetti Andersen, illus. by Anna Blaszczyk (Aug. 17, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68405-837-2), chronicles the extraordinary life of this Nobel Prize–winning scientist. Ages 9–12.

Marvel Action: Chillers by Jeremy Whitley, illus. by Gretel Lusky et al. (Sept. 21, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68405-825-9), features teenage superheroes from the Marvel universe in a horror story. Ages 9–12.

Star Wars Adventures: Smuggler’s Run by Greg Rucka, illus. by Ingo Römling (Sept. 14, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68405-811-2), shines a spotlight on favorite rogues-with-hearts-of-gold, Han Solo and Chewbacca. Ages 10–13.


Marvel Action: Origins begins with Origins by Chris Eliopoulos, illus. by Lanna Souvanny (Dec. 7, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68405-793-1), ages 9–12. My Little Pony/Transformers takes off with The Magic of Cybertron by James Asmus and Sam Maggs, illus. by Jack Lawrence and Casey W. Coller (Nov. 30, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68405-870-9), ages 9–12. And Star Wars High Republic Adventures by Daniel José Older, illus. by Harvey Tolibao, introducing teenage Jedi, launches with The High Republic Adventures (Nov. 9, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68405-853-2), ages 9–12.

Imagine That


Peekaboo Window Books by Amber Lily presents four entries, including Dolphin and Friends (Aug. 1, $4.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-117-0), Penguin and Friends (Aug. 1, $4.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-118-7), and Unicorn and Friends (Aug. 1, $4.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-070-8), ages up to 3. Lift-the-Flap Books by Amber Lily adds Let’s Find Dog (Aug. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78958-875-0), Let’s Find Owl (Aug. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78958-876-7), and Let’s Find Penguin (Aug. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78958-877-4), ages up to 5. And Squish Squash Squeak—Silicone Books by Bobbie Brooks, illus. by Carrie Hennon, greets Go to Sleep, Sheep! (Jan. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-130-9), Ho! Ho! No, Santa! (Aug. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-101-9), and Part & Roar Stinkosaur! (Jan. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-131-6), ages up to 5.

Joining Seek and Find Lift-the-Flap are Little Lamb (Jan. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-072-2) and Little Unicorn (Jan. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-074-6) by Amber Lily, illus. by Maaike Boot, ages 1–3. Glow-in-the-Dark Books greets Can You Count the Rainbows? by Jenny Copper, illus. by Gareth Llewhellin (Jan. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-129-3), ages 1–5. Seven new Padded Board Books include All My Goodnight Hug—A Ready-for-Bed Story by Kitty Taylor, illus. by Aleksandra Szmidt (Sept. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-111-8), Be Happy! by Susie Linn, illus. by Alex Patrick (Sept. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-123-1), and Bear’s Little Book of Calm by Seb Davey, illus. by Julia Seal (Sept. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-124-8), ages 1–5. 5-Minute Tales Treasury picks up 5-Minute Mindful Bedtime Stories (Sept. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-80105-120-0), ages 3–5. And Magic Torch Books shines on with Goodnight Monkey by Joshua George, illus. by Zhanna Ovocheva (Sept. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80105-122-4), ages 3–5.



Tales from the Chinese Zodiac by Oliver Chin, illus. by Justin Roth, ushers in The Year of the Tiger (Dec. 3, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-59702-156-2), ages 4–8.

Inhabit MEDIA

The Bee by Becky Han, illus. by Tindur Peturs (Oct. 19, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-300-7). Apita learns how to turn her fear of bees into fun and friendship. Ages 5–7.

The Dancing Trees by Masiana Kelly, illus. by Michelle Simpson (Nov. 2, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-369-4). Thomas’s exaggerated stories and littering habits lead him to accept a dare to sleep alone in the forest—where the trees set out to teach him lessons he won’t soon forget. Ages 5–7.

Little Moar and the Moon by Roselynn Akulukjuk, illus. by Jazmine Gubbe (Oct. 12, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-299-4). Little Moar learns how to work through his fear of the moon so he can truly enjoy his favorite season of the year. Ages 5–7.


The City Beautiful by Aden Polydoros (Oct. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-335-40250-9). Alter must solve a mysterious slew of disappearances in 19th-century Chicago before his best friend’s dybbuk—a malevolent, wandering spirit—overtakes his own soul. Ages 13 and up.

The Keeper of Night by Kylie Lee Baker (Oct. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-40566-1). In this duology-starter set in 1890s Japan, a half British Reaper, half Japanese Shinigami soul collector must prove how far she’s willing to go to earn her place at Death’s side. Ages 13 and up.

The Kindred by Alechia Dow (Jan. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-41861-6). Mind-linked from birth, a noble and a commoner from a far-off galaxy must clear their names after fleeing danger and crash-landing on Earth. Ages 13 and up.

Kneel by Candace Buford (Sept. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-40251-6). A football player fights for justice by kneeling during the national anthem following his best friend’s unfair arrest. Ages 13 and up.

Lies My Memory Told Me by Sacha Wunsch (Oct. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-01827-4). Nova’s parents developed the technology that allows people to share memories, but wonders if memories can be trusted. Ages 13 and up.

Luminous by Mara Rutherford (Oct. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-335-40565-4). A witch must learn to harness her power—or risk losing her loved ones forever. Ages 13 and up.

This Is Why We Lie by Gabriella Lepore (Sept. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-41860-9). After Adam and Jenna find a body off the coast of their small town, they need to uncover the truth before their friends pay for the crime. Ages 13 and up.

You Can Go Your Own Way by Eric Smith (Nov. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-40568-5). Adam and Whitney, childhood best friends turned enemies, get trapped inside a pinball arcade together during a blizzard. Ages 13 and up.

Insight Comics

October Girl by Matthew Dow Smith (Sept. 7, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-68383-725-1) launches a series following a teenage girl transported by her imaginary friend to the fantasy world of Night Folk, where she discovers connections between her family and the mysterious October King. Ages 8–12.

Insight Editions/Earth Aware


Mind Mappers: Making Difficult Subjects Easy to Understand begins with How Do We Stop Climate Change? by Tom Jackson, illus. by Dragan Kordic (Sept. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68188-559-9), ages 8–12.

Insight Kids

Barnstormers by Kenny Porter (Sept. 7, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68383-663-6). Barn-storming pilots fight giant monsters in this middle graphic novel set in 1929. Ages 8–12.

The X-Mas Files: Secrets from the North Pole by Pat Shand, illus. by Andy Ivanov (Sept. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64722-451-6). A disgruntled elf exposes what really happens behind the scenes at Santa’s workshop in a day-by-day Christmas countdown of family activities. Ages 8–12.


Highchair U issues First 100 Words from the ’80s (Oct. 5, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64722-449-3), and First 100 Words from the ’90s (Oct. 5, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64722-450-9) by Sara Miller, illus. by Steph Lew, ages up to 3. And Playpop picks up Hasbro Candy Land: Colors (Oct. 5, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64722-489-9) and Hasbro Twister: Right Hand Here (Oct. 5, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64722-490-5), ages up to 3.

The Illustrated Storybook grows with The Goonies by Brooke Vitale, illus. by Teo Skaffa (Sept. 14, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-64722-178-2), ges 5–8. Disney Princess welcomes Healthy Treats Cookbook by Ariane Resnick (Aug. 31, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-64722-376-2), ages 8–12. And joining Star Wars Secrets is The Secrets of the Sith: Dark Side Knowledge from the Skywalker Saga, the Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels, and More by Marc Sumerak, illus. by Sergio Gómez Silván (Aug. 3, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-64722-197-3), ages 8–12.

Insight/Weldon Owen

American Girl Tea Parties: Delicious Sweets & Savory Treats to Share (Aug. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68188-759-3) inspires young chefs to learn kitchen skills while creating teatime recipes—including cakes, biscuits, scones, tea sandwiches, and more—for everyday and special occasions. Ages 8–12.


Spotter’s Guide introduces Dinosaurs by Michael K. Brett-Surman (Oct. 19, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68188-793-7), ages 7–12. And The Magnificent Book of ramps up with Ancient Egypt by Philip Steele, illus. by Eugenia Nobati (Sept. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68188-558-2), and Dragons by Stella Caldwell, illus. by Gonzalo Kenny (Oct. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68188-739-5), ages 8–12.

Iron Circus

Stars, Hide Your Fire by Kel McDonald, illus. by Jose Pimienta (Oct. 5, $15 paper, ISBN 978-1-945820-89-2). An otherworldly spirit named Carmen promises teenager Andrea eternal life, but a mysterious boy named Liam shows up claiming he had also made a deal with Carmen, and it didn’t go well—100 years ago. Ages 10–12.

Islamic Foundation

I Went for Hajj by Na’ima B. Robert (Aug. 1, $11.95, ISBN 978-0-86037-752-8) offers readers a taste of the sacred things pilgrims see and do on the most important trip for Muslims, a pilgrimage to Mak’hah. Ages 3–7.


The Celebration Place by Dorena Williamson, illus. by Erin Susanne Banks (Oct. 26, $18, ISBN 978-1-5140-0258-2), casts a vision for what the church is intended to be. Ages 4–8.

Isaiah and the Worry Pack by Ruth Goring, illus. by Pamela C. Rice (Nov. 2, $18, ISBN 978-1-5140-0106-6). A mother comforts her son and calms his fears at bedtime by helping him see the relief and joy that comes from trusting Jesus. Ages 4–8.

Saint Nicholas the Giftgiver by Ned Bustard (Oct. 12, $18, ISBN 978-1-5140-0180-6) focuses on the life of Saint Nicholas and why he became known as one of the greatest giftgivers of all time. Ages 4–8.


Little Homesteader: A Winter Treasury of Recipes, Crafts, and Wisdom by Angela Fanning, illus. by AnneliesDraws (Sept. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6705-3). This series-starter is a seasonal treasury of nature-based crafts, baking recipes, and gardening projects that celebrates the homesteading lifestyle. Ages 5–8.

Kane Miller

When Daddy Goes to Work (Sept. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-279-3) and When Mommy Goes to Work (Sept. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-278-6). by Paul Schofield, illus. by Anna Terreros-Martin, reassure little ones how much they are loved and missed when a parent is at work. Ages 1–4.

Good as New by Bernd Penners, illus. by Henning Löhlein (Sept. 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-222-9), includes five reusable cast-shaped stickers for young readers to apply to all of the animals’ injuries in the story. Ages 3–5.

How Do You Make a Rainbow? by Caroline Crowe, illus. by Cally Johnson-Isaacs (Sept. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-275-5), celebrates love, positivity, and the precious relationship between a child and her grandfather. Ages 3–6.

All Kinds of Animal Friends by Sophy Henn (Sept. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-316-5) shows how the diversity of the animal kingdom reflects children’s own worlds. Ages 3–7.

Barbara Throws a Wobbler by Nadia Shireen (Sept. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-225-0). Barbara’s having a bad day when, suddenly, her Wobbler—a monster of a bad mood—goes out of control. Ages 3–7.

Now That’s a Hat! by Heath McKenzie (Sept. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-221-2). A dog tries on all kinds of hats at the hat shop, looking for just the right one. Ages 3–7.

Back to School by Noé Carlain, illus. by Hervé Le Goff (Sept. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-274-8). The animals are very excited for their first day of school. Ages 4–7.

Move That Mountain by Kate and Jol Temple, illus. by Terri Rose Baynton (Sept. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-293-9). The tiny puffins seem far too small to help a whale stranded on the beach, but when the book is read in reverse, a new story of teamwork is revealed. Ages 4–8.

Stop That Poem! by Eric Ode, illus. by Jieting Chen (Sept. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-223-6). Words take flight—literally—as a group of children chase after them in this exploration of the active nature of poems. Ages 4–8.

Leo and the Octopus by Isabelle Marinov, illus. by Chris Nixon (Sept. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-277-9). Leo, a boy on the autism spectrum, visits the aquarium and forms a unique friendship with Maya, an octopus that changes color based on its mood. Ages 5–8.

Explore! America’s National Parks by Krista Langlois, illus. by Hannah Bailey (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-193-2). With consultancy from a park ranger, this journey through national parks offers detailed history, sights, and experiences, as well as information on what to pack, endangered animals, park protection, and more. Ages 7–11.

What a Wonderful Phrase by Nicola Edwards and Manu Montoya (Sept. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-299-1). This book about idioms explores languages and cultures from around the world. Ages 8–12.


Gregory Goose Is on the Loose! by Hilary Robinson, illus. by Mandy Stanley, is on the run with At the Fair (Sept. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-145-1), On the Moon (Sept. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-147-5), and Up the Mountain (Sept. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-148-2), ages up to 2. Going Outside by Amy Huntington ramps up with Listen (Sept. 1, $5.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-247-2) and Look (Sept. 1, $5.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-246-5), ages 1–3. And Let’s Go Shopping by Nastja Holtfreter loads up with four titles, including Bakery (Sept. 1, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-232-8), Bookstore (Sept. 1, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-231-1), and Farmers Market (Sept. 1, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-229-8), ages 1–3.

New Mirror, Mirror titles by Lisa Edwards, illus. by Clare Baggaley, are Baby Animals: Who Is the Cutest of Them All? (Sept. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-205-2), Farm Animals: Who Is the Loudest of Them All? (Sept. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-203-8), and Wild Animals: Who Is the Wildest of Them All? (Sept. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-204-5), ages 1–3. Hide-and-Seek by Hannah Wood reveals Monster Hide-and-Seek (Sept. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-242-7) and Robot Hide-and-Seek (Sept. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-243-4), ages 2–4. And four volumes join Little Nature by Isabel Otter and Pau Morgan, including Build It (Sept. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-345-5), Grow (Sept. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-297-7), and Hatch (Sept. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-296-0), ages 2–4.

Among the five Big Words for Little People titles by Helen Mortimer, illus. by Cristina Trapanese, are Bravery (Sept. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-319-6), Calmness (Sept. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-322-6), and Doing Your Best (Sept. 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-318-9), ages 4–7. Billie B. Brown is back in The Grumpy Neighbor (Sept. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-218-2), The Hat Parade (Sept. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-220-5), and The Honey Bees (Sept. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-219-9) by Sally Rippin, illus. by Aki Fukuoka, ages 4–7. And Yoga Animals by Christiane Kerr, illus. by Julia Green, flows along with Yoga Animals on the Farm (Sept. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-239-7), ages 4–8.

Freddie’s Amazing Bakery by Harriet Whitehorn, illus. by Alex G. Griffiths, serves up The Cookie Mystery (Sept. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-067-6) and The Great Raspberry Mix-up (Sept. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-066-9), ages 5–8. Bear Grylls Adventures by Bear Grylls, illus. by Emma McCann, takes on The Arctic Challenge (Sept. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-236-6) and The Sailing Challenge (Sept. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-237-3), ages 7–10. And Lightning Girl by Alesha Dixon with Katy Birchall, illus. by James Lancett, greets Lightning Girl vs. Secret Supervillain (Sept. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-080-5) and Superpower Showdown (Sept. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-081-2), ages 8–12.


Happy Roo Year: It’s Rosh Hashanah by Jessica Hickman, illus. by Elissambura (Aug. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7284-2790-4). A kooky kangaroo family in the Australian outback celebrates the Jewish New Year. Ages 1–4.

Rosh Hashanah with Uncle Max by Varda Livney (Aug. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7284-2906-9). This family story introduces the symbols and traditions of the holiday. Ages 1–4.

Hello, Hanukkah! by Susan S. Novich (Oct. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7284-0344-1) features a clever badger teaching counting and coloring concepts along with Hanukkah customs. Ages 1–5.

Something New for Rosh Hashanah by Jane Yolen, illus. by Christine Battuz (Aug. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7284-0339-7). Becca refuses to taste any different foods, until her family persuades her that Rosh Hashanah is a time to try something new. Ages 4–7.

A Bear for Bimi by Jane Breskin Zalben, illus. by Yevgenia Nayberg (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-7284-1571-0). When Bimi’s refugee family immigrates to America and moves into Evie’s neighborhood, not everybody is welcoming;

but with the help of Evie’s teddy bear, Bimi’s family becomes part of the neighborhood and Evie makes a new friend. Ages 4–8.

Klezmer! by Kyra Teis (Nov. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-9800-3). A child makes a music-filled visit to her grandparents’ apartment in New York City, learning all about the evolution of this toe-tapping music genre. Ages 4–8.

The Three Latkes by Eric A. Kimmel, illus. by Feronia Parker-Thomas (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-8891-2). When three Hanukkah latkes fight over which of them tastes the best, the winner is decided by the family cat. Ages 4–8.

The Rabbi and the Reverend: Joachim Prinz, Martin Luther King Jr., and Their Fight Against Silence by Audrey Ades, illus. by Chiara Fedele (Nov. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-8976-6), focuses on the intersection between Rabbi Joachim Prinz and Martin Luther King Jr. and their mission for justice. Ages 4–10.

Hannah G. Solomon Dared to Make a Difference by Bonnie Lindauer, illus. by Sofia Moore (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7284-1573-4), introduces Solomon, founder of the National Council of Jewish Women—the first organization to unite Jewish women around the country. Ages 8–12.

Sydney A. Frankel’s Summer Mix-Up by Danielle Joseph (Nov. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-9862-1). Middle schoolers Sydney and Maggie switch places so they can take the summer courses they like at the South Miami Community Center. Ages 8–12.

The Backyard Secrets of Danny Wexler by Karen Pokras (Nov. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7284-1294-8). In the late 1970s, 11-year-old Dann and his two best friends try to connect the dots of a local missing child, the Bermuda Triangle, and UFOs. Ages 8–13.


Pinky Bloom returns for Pinky Bloom and the Case of the Magical Menorah by Judy Press, illus. by Erica-Jane Waters (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7625-4), ages 8–12.

Kids Can

Lost Things by Carey Sookocheff (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0544-3) suggests that the stress of losing something can also be a delight for the finder. Ages 3–6.

My City Speaks by Darren Lebeuf, illus. by Ashley Barron (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0414-9). A girl who is visually impaired enthusiastically enjoys her city’s many offerings. Ages 3–7.

The Thing Lenny Loves Most About Baseball by Andrew Larsen, illus. by Milan Pavlovic (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-916-7). A baseball-loving boy discovers that the thrill of the game isn’t limited to the MVPs. Ages 3–7.

You Might Be Special! by Kerri Kokias, illus. by Marcus Cutler (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0333-3). A quiz helps the reader discover they are special despite not being a unicorn, dragon, or mermaid. Ages 3–7.

Dee and Apostrofee by Judith Henderson, illus. by Ohara Hale (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0326-5). A determined punctuation mark shows a letter how essential its work is through various uses of the apostrophe. Ages 4–7.

An Earth-Bot’s Solution to Plastic Pollution by Russell Ayto (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0538-2). Neo, a boy who loves video games, is recruited to fight plastic pollution in the ocean. Ages 4–7.

Before We Stood Tall: From Small Seed to Mighty Tree by Jessica Kulekjian, illus. by Madeline Kloepper (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0324-1), provides a reverse examination of the lifecycle of a tree, beginning with fully mature giants. Ages 4–8.

Can You See Me? A Book About Feeling Small by Gokce Irten (Sept. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0837-6) introduces the concept of perspective by comparing various objects’ sizes from different points of view. Ages 4–8.

My Words Flew Away Like Birds by Debora Pearson, illus. by Shrija Jain (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0318-0). While navigating a new language in a different country, a girl finds her words by assisting someone else who needs help. Ages 4–8.

A Tree Is a Home by Pamela Hickman, illus. by Zafouko Yamamoto (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0236-7). In this exploration of the seasons in nature, an oak tree and its animal inhabitants change and grow over the course of a year. Ages 5–8.

The Strangest Thing in the Sea: And Other Curious Creatures of the Deep by Rachel Poliquin, illus. by Byron Eggenschwiler (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-918-1), takes a closer look at 12 bizarre and little-known sea animals. Ages 7–10.

Orca Rescue! The True Story of an Orphaned Orca Named Springer by Donna Sandstrom, illus. by Sarah Burwash (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0117-9), recounts a baby orca’s rescue and return to her pod in the Pacific Northwest in 2002. Ages 8–12.

The Science of Song: How and Why We Make Music by Alan Cross et al., illus. by Carl Wiens (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-787-3), is an exploration of the history, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics behind our connection to music. Ages 8–12.

Stealing Home by J. Torres, illus. by David Namisato (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0334-0). Baseball brings hope and perspective to a boy living in a Japanese internment camp during WWII. Ages 9–12.

Muddle School by Dave Whamond (Sept. 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0486-6). Dave sketches a plan for a time machine to do-over the first day at his new middle school. Ages 10–13.

Snoozefest: The Surprising Science of Sleep by Tanya Lloyd Kyi, illus. by Valéry Goulet (Sept. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0149-0), takes an exhaustive look at the science, mystery, and necessity of sleep. Ages 11–14.


The Science of How serves up Lights Day and Night: The Science of How Light Works by Susan Hughes, illus. by Ellen Rooney (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0319-7), ages 5–8. New to CitizenKid is 100 Ways to Make the World a Better Place: An Activity Book to Inspire Change by Karen Ng and Kirsten Liepmann, illus. by Mona Karaivanova (Oct. 5, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5253-0839-0), ages 7–10. And Gross Science gains Germy Science: The Sick Truth About Getting Sick (and Staying Healthy) by Edward Kay, illus. by Mike Shiell (Oct. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0412-5), ages 8–12.

Laurence King

Let’s Look At... Animals (Aug. 10, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78627-783-1) and Let’s Look At... Colors (Aug. 10, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78627-777-0) by Marion Deuchars, spotlight animals and colors. Ages up to 4.

A Book of Cats: At Home with Cats Around the World by Katie Viggers (Aug. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-913947-24-8) provides a humorous introduction to cats around the world. Ages 4–7.

Every Day Amazing: Fantastic Facts for Every Day of the Year by Mike Barfield, illus. by Marianna Madriz (Aug. 17, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-913947-04-0), is a compendium of fun facts. Ages 7–11.

Ko Kids

Lunch Every Day by Kathryn Otoshi (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7343482-0-0) relates the true story about a bully who takes another kid’s lunch at school every day until a surprising act of kindness stops him in his tracks. Ages 4–8.


Pizza in His Pocket by Zain Bhikha (Aug. 22, $11.95, ISBN 978-0-86037-875-4). A boy enjoys food from around the world and, not unexpectedly, gets a tummy ache. Ages 4–7.

Rapunzel: An Islamic Tale by Fawzia Gilani, illus. by Sarah Nesti Willard (Sept. 21, $14, ISBN 978-0-86037-734-4). In this retelling, Rapunzel is now a Uyghur girl who learns resilience and hope after she is hidden from her parents by a cold-hearted person. Ages 5–8.

Turning Back to Allah: Sulaiman’s Caving Calamity by Aliya Vaughan, illus. by Rakaiya Azzouz (Oct. 19, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-86037-840-2). Sulaiman must learn the importance of du’a (prayer), to ask for help and forgiveness along the way so that he can make it home safely from a cave-exploring trip. Ages 7–10.

La Reunion

ABC That Could Be Me by Little Coleman, illus. by Lindsay Scott (Nov. 16, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-64605-149-6), champions Black excellence by showing kids they can be doctors, lawyers, the president, and much more. Ages 2–6.


My Mindful A to Zen: 26 Well-Being Haiku for Happy Little Minds by Krina Patel-Sage (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-911373-80-3). These haiku poems promote well-being while introducing children to mindfulness concepts. Ages 3–6.

SuperJoe Does Not Do Cuddles by Michael Catchpool, illus. by Emma Proctor (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-911373-55-1). SuperJoe is convinced he doesn’t need cuddles from his mother, until one night when he can’t sleep. Ages 3–7.

The Queen on Our Corner by Lucy Christopher, illus. by Nia Tudor (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-911373-88-9). Everyone overlooks the homeless woman in the neighborhood, except for the girl who recognizes the woman’s importance and sees her as a queen. Ages 4–8.

Violet’s Tempest by Ian Eagleton, illus. by Clara Anganuzzi (Aug. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-911373-52-0). When her teacher casts her in the school play, Violet must find her inner confidence and turn her quiet voice into a roar. Ages 4–8.

The Wall and the Wild by Christina Dendy, illus. by Katie Rewse (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-913747-43-5). Ana works to grow a perfect garden, discarding all the imperfect seeds and plants into the Wild, where they grow into a beauty all their own. Ages 4–8.

Lee & Low

Nibi’s Water Song by Sunshine Tenasco, illus. by Chief Lady Bird (Oct. 12, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-482-2). When Nibi, an Indigenous girl, turns the tap in her house, only mucky brown water comes out, which starts her on a search for clean water to drink. Ages 3–6.

My Magic Wand: Growing with the Seasons by Pat Mora, illus. by Amber Alvarez (Sept. 14, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-085-5), is a collection of poems celebrating a child’s growth and everyday experiences throughout the seasons of a year. Ages 4–6.

Magic Like That by Samara Cole Doyon, illus. by Geneva Bowers (Sept. 7, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-070-1). A Black girl finds confidence and excitement in the versatility of her natural hair and the way her different hairstyles reflect the natural world. Ages 5–8.

Lee & Low/Tu

The Shadow Prince by David Anthony Durham (Sept. 28, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-428-0). In an alternate Egyptian universe, 12-year-old Ash must compete and survive to become the shadow—and protector—of the prince. Ages 8–13.

Miosotis Flores Never Forgets by Hilda Eunice Burgos (Oct. 5, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-065-7). Miosotis struggles with her growing distance from her college-aged sister, until her work with an abandoned dog at a local animal rescue leads her to realize her sister may be experiencing similar abuse. Ages 9–12.

Black Was the Ink by Michelle Coles, illus. by Justin Johnson (Sept. 21, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-431-0). With the help of a ghostly ancestor, 16-year-old Malcolm is sent on a journey through Reconstruction-era America to find his place in modern-day Black progress. Ages 13 and up.

The Witch Owl Parliament by David Bowles and Raúl the Third, coloring by Stacey Robinson, lettering by Damian Duffy (Oct. 19, $17.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-62014-592-0) launches the Clockwork Curandera graphic novel series, a steampunk reimagining of Frankenstein set in colonial Mexico. Ages 13 and up.


Come Together, Change the World: A Sesame Street Guide to Standing Up for Racial Justice by Jackie Golusky (Sept. 7, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7284-3143-7). Elmo and friends help kids understand that it is wrong to treat others unfairly because of their race or cultural identity. Ages 4–8.

A Dog’s Best Friend: A Sesame Street Guide to Caring for Your Dog by Marie-Therese Miller (Nov. 2, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7284-3140-6) discusses how to prepare for getting a dog, how to take care of and play with your new friend, and how to help shelter animals. Ages 4–8.

It’s All Art! From Drawing to Dress-Up with Sesame Street by Marie-Therese Miller (Oct. 5, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7284-3141-3) introduces readers to the many forms of art while prompts and hands-on activities inspire them to get creative. Ages 4–8.

Crayola Our Colorful Earth: Celebrating the Natural World by Marie-Therese Miller (Sept. 7, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7284-3142-0). Readers explore rainbow mountains, pink sand beaches, and more and learn the science behind some of nature’s most colorful geographical formations. Ages 4–9.


Six titles launch Issues in Action (Read Woke Books), including Gun Violence and the Fight for Public Safety by Elliott Smith (Aug. 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7284-3134-5), Immigration, Refugees, and the Fight for a Better Life by Smith (Aug. 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7284-3135-2), and Mass Incarceration, Black Men, and the Fight for Justice by Cicely Lewis (Aug. 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7284-3137-6), ages 9–14.


From the Tops of the Trees by Kao Kalia Yang, illus. by Rachel Wada (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-8130-2), chronicles the true story of a girl who has never known life outside a Thai refugee camp and a father determined to help her dream beyond the fences that confine them. Ages 5–9.

Hair Story by Nonieqa Ramos, illus. by Keisha Morris (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7916-3), follows two girls—one Puerto Rican, one Black—on a play date as they discover the stories that their natural hair can tell. Ages 5–9.

10 at 10: The Surprising Childhoods of Ten Remarkable People by Carlyn Beccia (Oct. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-4500-7) reveals what 10 of history’s most famous figures were like at age 10. Ages 8–12.

AfterMath by Emily Barth Isler (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-9911-6). After her brother’s death from a heart defect, Lucy starts seventh grade at a new school—whose students survived a shooting four years ago—and must navigate different kinds of grief and healing. Ages 10–14.

Eddie Whatever by Lois Ruby (Nov. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7918-7). Thirteen-year-old Eddie volunteers at a retirement home, where intrigue and hijinks upend all his assumptions about the elderly. Ages 10–14.


Monkey with a Tool Belt by Chris Monroe adds Monkey with a Tool Belt and the Craftiest Christmas Ever! (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7284-0465-3), ages 4–8. And Adventures of the PSS 118 by Joshua S. Levy sails along with Eighth Grade vs. the Machines (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-9894-2), ages 9–13.

Lerner/Carolrhoda Lab

Where I Belong by Marcia Argueta Mickelson (Sept. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-9797-6). Guatemalan American high school senior Millie Vargas struggles to balance her family’s needs with her own ambitions, especially after her mother’s employer, a Senate candidate, uses Millie as a poster child for “deserving” immigrants. Ages 11 and up.

Just Ash by Sol Santana (Oct. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-9924-6). Ash, who is intersex, must fight for who he really is when he gets his first period and his parents pressure him to “try being a girl.” Ages 13 and up.

Lerner/Graphic Universe

Artie and the Wolf Moon by Olivia Stephens (Sept. 7, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7284-2020-2). Artie is thrilled to discover she comes from a line of werewolves, but she also learns that vampires—who are much scarier—wait in the shadows. Ages 12–15.

Glorious Wrestling Alliance: Ultimate Championship Edition by Josh Hicks (Oct. 5, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7284-3108-6). Collected in full-color for the first time, Hicks’s cult-hit comic is a love letter to pro wrestling, covering identity, anxiety, and leg drops. Ages 14 and up.


Super Potato by Artur Laperla grows with Super Potato and the Greenhouse of Evil (Aug. 3, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7284-3109-3), ages 7–11. And four additions to Amazing Inventions include Cell Phones and Smartphones by Blake Hoena, illus. by Ceej Rowland (Aug. 3, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7284-2017-2), The Electric Guitar by Hoena, illus. by David Buisán (Aug. 3, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7284-2015-8), and Video Games by Sean Tulien, illus. by Buisán (Aug. 3, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7284-2018-9), ages 8–12.


Who Is a Scientist? by Laura Gehl (Oct. 5, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7284-4108-5) reveals the lives of 14 accomplished and diverse scientists in and out of the lab. Ages 4–9.

A Peek at Beaks: Tools Birds Use by Sara Levine, illus. by Kate Slater (Sept. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-8734-2). Readers play a guessing game as they discover how birds’ beaks resemble—and can be used like—tools. Ages 5–9.

Night Creatures: Animals That Swoop, Crawl, and Creep While You Sleep by Rebecca E. Hirsch, illus. by Sonia Possentini (Sept. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-8129-6). A parent and child camp out in their rural backyard, observing the nocturnal animals. Ages 5–10.

How to Make a Book (About My Dog) by Chris Barton, illus. by Sarah Horne (Oct. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-8128-9). Barton and his trusty pooch Ernie explore the publshing process and show readers how to make a nonfiction picture book... about Ernie. Ages 6–10.


Finding Refuge: Real-Life Immigration Stories from Young People by Victorya Rouse (Sept. 7, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5415-8160-9). English teacher Rouse has assembled a collection of true stories told by teens who know firsthand what it means to leave a beloved but unsafe homeland for a distant place where everyone speaks another language. Ages 11 and up.

A Hot Mess: How the Climate Crisis Is Changing Our World by Jeff Fleischer (Nov. 11, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5415-9777-8) offers an approachable look at how our world will likely change as a result of our actions, including suggestions on what we can still do to slow down these unprecedented effects. Ages 11 and up.

Know Your Rights: And Claim Them by Amnesty International, Geraldine Van Bueren QC, and Angelina Jolie (Oct. 5, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7284-4965-4) details the rights promised in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the young activists from around the world who fought to defend them, and how readers can stand up for their own rights. Ages 11 and up.

How to Be a Difficult Bitch: Claim Your Power, Ditch the Haters, and Feel Good Doing It by Halley Bondy
et al. (Oct. 5, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5415-8675-8) encourages readers to be themselves no matter what, and includes an exploration of the ways this phrase can be interpreted differently among people of different backgrounds. Ages 14 and up.

Levine Querido

Red and Green and Blue and White by Lee Wind, illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky (Oct. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-087-9), relates a true story of acceptance, love, and community activism when one Jewish household is targeted during the holiday season in Billings, Mont. Ages 4–7.

The Shape of Home by Rashin Kheiriyeh (Aug. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-098-5). Rashin, an immigrant girl from Iran, shares her experiences on her first day of school in New York City. Ages 4–7.

Sheep Count Flowers by Micaela Chirif, illus. by Amanda Mijangos (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-119-7), serves up a twist on the old tradition of counting sheep before bedtime. Ages 4–7.

I’ll Keep You Close by Jeska Verstegen, trans. by Bill Nagelkerke (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-111-1), is an autobiographical novel about the author’s experience growing up in the Netherlands in a family scarred by WWII, and learning of her own Jewish heritage and family history that had been kept from her. Ages 8–12.

Mighty Inside by Sundee T. Frazier (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-091-6). In 1955, as the civil rights movement in the South intensifies, 13-year-old Melvin, whose stutter has returned days before he begins middle school, becomes aware of the need for change in his Northwestern hometown. Ages 8–12.

Neverforgotten by Alejandra Algorta, trans. by Aida Salazar, illus. by Iván Rickenmann (Aug. 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-094-7), focuses on the best bicycle rider in all of Bogotá who, one day, simply forgets how to ride. Ages 9–12.

The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera (Aug. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-089-3). Relocating to a new planet after Earth is destroyed, 12-year-old Petra Peña becomes the lone bringer of the now-forbidden stories of our past. Ages 10–14.

Oksi by Mari Ahokoivu, trans. by Silja-Maaria Aronpuro (Sept. 21, $18.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64614-112-8), is a YA graphic novel inspired by Finnish folklore. Ages 12 and up.

A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger (Oct. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-092-3). This Lipan Apache tale follows a girl from Earth and a Cottonmouth kid from the land of spirits and monsters who agree to help each other save their families. Ages 12 and up.


Popcorn Bob pops up again in The Popcorn Spy by Maranke Rinck, illus. by Martijn Van Der Linden, trans. by Nancy Forest-Flier (Sept. 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-095-4), ages 7–12.

Library of America

Virginia Hamilton: Five Novels (LOA #348): Zeely/The House of Dies Drear/The Planet of Junior Brown/M.C. Higgins, the Great/Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush by Virginia Hamilton, ed. by Julie K. Rubini (Sept. 14, $35, ISBN 978-1-59853-701-7). This collector’s edition contains restored illustrations, 10 in full color for the first time; a selection of writings in which Hamilton discusses her work; and a newly researched chronology of her life and career. Ages 14 and up.

Lil’ Libros

Carlota Shares Her Secret/Carlota cuenta su secreto by Maria Rosana Mestre, illus. by Ana C. Esparza Sarabia (Aug. 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-947971-57-8), introduces the funny ways that the game telephone can go wrong in English and Spanish. Ages 4–8.

Kid del Toro/Niño del Toro by Chogrin, illus. by Pakoto Martinez (Aug. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-947971-68-4). In this story inspired by the childhood of filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, a boy learns to love and accept the fantastical monsters he was taught to fear. Ages 4–8.

Yefferson, Actually/En realidad es Yefferson by Scott Martin-Rowe and Katherine Trejo, illus. by Karla Monterrosa (Aug. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-947971-67-7). On his first day as the new kid in school, shy Yefferson’s name is consistently mispronounced, to his discomfort and embarrassment. Ages 4–8.

Little Astrology Catrinas: A Bilingual Book About Zodiac Signs by Mariana Galvez (Sept. 14, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-948066-02-0) presents the Zodiac signs using Day of the Dead icons and characters, in both English and Spanish. Ages up to 4.

Bilingual Series

La Catrina by Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein, illus. by Citlali Reyes, fills out with Colors/Colores (Aug. 24, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-947971-74-5), Numbers/Numeros (Aug. 24, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-947971-75-2), and Vowels/Vocales (Aug. 24, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-947971-73-8), ages up to 4. Life Of by Rodriguez and Stein, illus. by Reyes, lines up Life of/La vida de Jean-Michel Basquiat (Aug. 24, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-947971-72-1) and Life Of/La vida de Evelyn Cisneros (Aug. 24, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-947971-71-4), ages up to 5. And Vámonos by Rodriguez and Stein, illus. by Ana Godinez, travels on with Vámonos a Santo Domingo (Sept. 14, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-947971-69-1) and Vámonos a Tegucigalpa (Sept. 14, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-947971-70-7), ages 2–5.

Little, Brown

The Impossible Mountain by David Soman (Nov. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-42774-6). Anna and Finn set off on an adventure after they peek over the stone wall of their village and see the Mountain for the first time. Ages 3–6.

Chez Bob by Bob Shea (Aug. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-48311-7). Chez Bob seems like a real restaurant, until you realize—it’s on an alligator’s nose. Ages 4–7.

Survivor Tree by Marcie Colleen, illus. by Aaron Becker (Aug. 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-48767-2), tells the story of the pear tree that once stood beneath the Twin Towers, now replanted at the 9/11 Memorial. Ages 4–7.

The Bedtime Book by Todd Parr (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-42800-2) puts a silly twist on the traditional bedtime story. Ages 4–8.

Believe in Yourself: What We Learned from Arthur by Marc Brown (Jan. 4, $15.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7595-5456-6). Arthur the aardvark and his friends share the funniest and most heartfelt moments from the country’s longest-running children’s TV show. Ages 4–8.

The Christmas Owl: Based on the True Story of a Little Owl Named Rockefeller by Gideon Sterer and Ellen Kalish, illus. by Ramona Kaulitzki (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-29912-1), follows the little owl that was found in the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Ages 4–8.

Cold Turkey by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Kirsti Call, illus. by Chad Otis (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-43011-1). A generous, bundled-up turkey shares items of his winter wear with each of his barnyard friends on a cold day. Ages 4–8.

Cornbread & Poppy by Matthew Cordell (Jan. 4, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5487-0) launches an early reader series about two very different best friends. Ages 4–8.

Dragonboy by Fabio Napoleoni (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-46216-7) begins a series about an imaginative boy and his band of stuffed animal friends. Ages 4–8.

Hello, Star by Stephanie V. W. Lucianovic, illus. by Vashti Harrison (Sept. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-45175-8). When a girl learns that a bright light in the sky is coming from a dying star, she promises to keep it company until the light goes out. Ages 4–8.

Hello, Tree by Ana Crespo, illus. by Dow Phumiruk (Sept. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-42526-1), is inspired by the 2013 Black Forest fire and told from the viewpoint of a tree watching its home being destroyed. Ages 4–8.

Help Mom Work from Home! by Diana Murray, illus. by Cori Doerrfeld (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-27365-7). Mom’s little one is a natural boss at keeping her organized, leading meetings, and making calls—or so it seems. Ages 4–8.

Hurricane by John Rocco (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5493-1) depicts the power of community and the beauty of rebuilding after adversity. Ages 4–8.

I Am an American: The Wong Kim Ark Story by Martha Brockenbrough and Grace Lin, illus. by Julia Kuo (Nov. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-42692-3), introduces readers to the young man who challenged the Supreme Court for his right to be an American citizen and won, confirming birthright citizenship for all Americans. Ages 4–8.

If You Were My Valentine by Lynn Plourde, illus. by Jennifer L. Meyer (Dec. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-70707-7), is a celebration of love and the special relationship between parents and children. Ages 4–8.

A Is for Ambitious by Meena Harris, illus. by Marissa Valdez (Jan. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-35449-3). A girl discovers the challenges faced by women and girls and the ways in which they can redefine words meant to knock them down. Ages 4–8.

Little Messy Marcy Su by Cherie Fu, illus. by Julie Kwon (Nov. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5609-6). A messy girl does an amazing clean-up job before her grandparents’ visit. Ages 4–8.

Make Your Bed with Skipper the Seal by William H. McRaven, illus. by Howard McWilliam (Sept. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-59235-2). As Skipper the seal embarks on Navy SEAL training, he and his hardworking friends learn much more than how to pass a swimming test or how to dive off a ship. Ages 4–8.

The Me I Choose to Be by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-46154-2) is an ode to the power of potential. Ages 4–8.

Remember to Dream, Ebere by Cynthia Erivo, illus. by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow (Sept. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49615-5), spotlights a girl and her mother and the big dreams they share. Ages 4–8.

Something Good by Marcy Campbell, illus. by Corinna Luyken (Sept. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5742-0), chronicles how an elementary school struggles, copes, and heals together after “something bad” is discovered written on the wall. Ages 4–8.

Strong Mama by Robin Arzón, illus. by Addy Rivera Sonda (Jan. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-29994-7). Peloton instructor Arzón takes readers on a sweat-packed, celebratory journey through motherhood. Ages 4–8.

Wombat Underground: A Wildfire Survival Story by Sarah L Thomson, illus. by Charles Santoso (Jan. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-70706-0), invites readers to see through the eyes of a wombat as the 2020 wildfires rage through Australia. Ages 4–8.

XO, Exoplanet by Deborah Underwood, illus. by Jorge Lacera (Nov. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5743-7), presents an out-of-this-world pen pal exchange between the planets and an exoplanet. Ages 4–8.

Across the Desert by Dusti Bowling (Oct. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49474-8). Twelve-year-old Jolene sets out on a journey across the treacherous Arizona desert to rescue a 12-year-old pilot stranded after her ultralight plane crashes. Ages 8–12.

Amira & Hamza: The War to Save the Worlds by Samira Ahmed (Sept. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-54046-9). This fantasy adventure series-starter intertwines Islamic legend and history. Ages 8–12.

Borders by Thomas King, illus. by Natasha Donovan (Sept. 7, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-316-59306-9). This graphic novel follows an Indigenous boy whose mother’s attempt to drive them across the American-Canadian border is thwarted when she chooses to identify her citizenship as Blackfoot. Ages 8–12.

Dust & Grim by Chuck Wendig (Oct. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-70623-0). Orphaned rival siblings now run the family’s monster mortuary. Ages 8–12.

The Golden Hour by Niki Smith (Oct. 26, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-316-54037-7). A boy struggling with
anxiety after witnessing a harrowing instance of gun violence copes through photography and a class project with two new friends on a farm outside of town. Ages 8–12.

The Ice House by Monica Sherwood (Nov. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-70534-9). During a climate disaster that has kept them snowed in for months, Louisa and Luke build a massive snow fort in their yard that opens up an otherworldly window and a new mission to restore the universe to its rightful order. Ages 8–12.

The Midnight Brigade by Adam Borba (Sept. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-54251-7). Carl joins a mysterious monster-seeking group called the Midnight Brigade to find out if monsters are overrunning his hometown of Pittsburgh, as he suspects. Ages 8–12.

Paradise on Fire by Jewell Parker Rhodes (Sept. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49383-3). As Addy and five other Black city kids spend a summer learning about camping and hiking out west, a devastating forest fire strikes. Ages 8–12.

Pighearted by Alex Perry (Oct. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-53877-0) is a story told from the alternating perspectives of a boy with a fatal heart condition and the pig with the heart that could save his life. Ages 8–12.

Together As One: A Girl, a Survivor, and a Friendship that Changed History by Claire Sarnowski and Sarah Durand (Jan. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-59289-5) delivers a memoir about how a teen girl and her Holocaust-survivor friend fought to make Holocaust education mandatory in the state public school curriculum. Ages 8–12.

Twins of Auschwitz: A True Story of Sisters and Survival by Eva Kor and Danica Davidson (Jan. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-46063-7) reveals the true story of twin sisters who survived Nazi experimentation, against all odds, during the Holocaust. Ages 8–12.

We Are Not Broken by George M. Johnson (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5460-3) follows the experiences of Matt (George), Garrett, Rall, and Rasul—four Black boys raised by Nanny, their devoted grandmother. Ages 8–12.

Hope Springs by Jaime Berry (Aug. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-54057-5). Eleven-year-old Jubilee is desperate to find the perfect home to settle down in as she moves from one town to the next with her grandmother. Ages 9–12.

The Lost Things Club by J.S. Puller (Aug. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5613-3). When 12-year-old Leah spends the summer in Chicago with her traumatized little cousin T.J., they fall into an imaginary world called “The Land of Lost Things,” through the portal in a laundromat dryer. Ages 9–12.

Briarheart by Mercedes Lackey (Oct. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5745-1) serves up a feminist reinterpretation of “Sleeping Beauty.” Ages 12 and up.

Passport by Sophia Glock (Oct. 19, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-316-45898-6). In this graphic memoir, Glock reveals her discovery as a teenager that her parents are agents working for the CIA. Ages 12 and up.

Sidelined by Kara Bietz (Sept. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5751-2). In small-town Texas, high school seniors Julian and Elijah navigate their relationship, romance, secrets, football, and broken hearts. Ages 13–17.

Time Will Tell by Barry Lyga (Sept. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-53778-0). In the present day, four teens dig up the time capsule their parents’ generation had buried during their high school days in the 1980s and discover something sinister. Ages 13–17.

Hopepunk by Preston Norton (Jan. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-05785-1). Rock music is the backdrop for a story of rebellion, hope, forgiveness, and redemption starring siblings in a conservative Christian household. Ages 14 and up.

Our Way Back to Always by Nina Moreno (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5747-5). In this romance, childhood best friends reconnect to complete the bucket list they wrote as kids. Ages 14 and up.

Sway with Me by Syed M. Masood (Nov. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49241-6). Arsalan turns to Beenish, the stepdaughter of a prominent matchmaker, to find him a future life partner, and Beenish enlists Arsalan to help her ruin her older sister’s wedding with a spectacular dance she’s been forbidden to perform. Ages 14 and up.

That Dark Infinity by Kate Pentecost (Oct. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5783-3). An immortal monster hunter and a royal handmaiden embark on an epic journey to change their fates. Ages 14 and up.


A Sweet Blackberry Book picks up Saving the Day: Garrett Morgan’s Life-Changing Invention of the Traffic Signal by Karyn Parsons, illus. by R. Gregory Christie (Dec. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-45726-2), ages 4–8. What the Dinosaurs Did by Refe Tuma and Susan Tuma stomps into fall with What the Dinosaurs Did the Night Before Christmas (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-5365-4), ages 4–8. Waffles and Pancake by Drew Brockington, featuring Castronaut Waffles, launches with Planetary-Yum (Sept. 28, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-316-50042-5), ages 6–9. The Gumazing Gum Girl! by Rhode Montijo continues with Stick Together! (Aug. 17, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5478-8), ages 6–10. And Pepper & Bo by Charise Mericle Harper, starring two dogs and a cat, debuts with Puddle Trouble (Sept. 21, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5508-2), ages 6–10.

Andy Warner’s Oddball Histories issues Pests and Pets by Andy Warner (Sept. 7, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49823-4), ages 8–12. Classic Graphic Remix ramps up with The Secret Garden on 81st Street: A Modern Graphic Retelling of the Secret Garden by Ivy Noelle Weir, illus. by Amber Padilla (Sept. 28, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-316-45965-5), ages 8–12. Elizabeth Webster returns for Elizabeth Webster and the Chamber of Stolen Ghosts by William Lashner (Oct. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5772-7), ages 8–12. Eva Evergreen takes center stage in Eva Evergreen and the Cursed Witch by Julie Abe (Aug. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49394-9), ages 8–12. And joining A Tale of Magic... by Chris Colfer is A Tale of Sorcery... (Sept. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-05599-4), ages 8–12.

Beyond the Ruby Veil by Mara Fitzgerald gains Into the Midnight Void (Jan. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5775-8), ages 12 and up. Light the Abyss by London Shah forges on with Journey to the Heart of the Abyss (Oct. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5507-5, ages 12 and up. The B*Witch duology by Paige McKenzie and Nancy Ohlin concludes with Witch Rising (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5769-7), ages 13–17. The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes welcomes The Hawthorne Legacy (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5763-5), ages 13–17. And Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan grows with Girls of Fate and Fury (Nov. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-52878-8), ages 14 and up.

Little, Brown/Marvel


The Black Panther: The Young Prince by Ronald L. Smith rolls out Spellbound (Sept. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-368-07124-6), ages 8–12.

Little, Brown/Ottaviano

Her Name Was Mary Katharine by Ella Schwartz, illus. by Dow Phumiruk (Jan. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-29832-2), is a biography of Mary Katharine Goddard, who paved the way for influential Revolutionary media and set the stage for future legislation defending the freedom of the press. Ages 4–8.

The Einsteins of Vista Point by Ben Guterson (Jan. 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-31743-6). When Zack’s younger sister dies in a tragic accident, his family buys a bed and breakfast and moves to a small town in the Pacific Northwest to try to heal from the pain. Ages 8–12.

Augusta Savage: The Shape of a Sculptor’s Life by Marilyn Nelson (Jan. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-29802-5) profiles this influential American artist commissioned to create a portrait bust of W.E.B. Du Bois for the New York Public Library in the 1930s. Ages 14 and up.

The Chosen One: A First-Generation Ivy League Odyssey by Echo Brown (Jan. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-31066-6). Brown shares her triumphs and disappointments as a Black first-generation college student at Dartmouth. Ages 14 and up.

Little, Brown/Patterson

Tides of Mutiny by Rebecca Rode (Sept. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-70575-2). On a pirate-riddled sea, 16-year-old Lane hides as a captain’s boy to avoid being killed as she pursues her dream of being a ship’s captain. Ages 14 and up.


Jacky Ha-Ha by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, adapted by Adam Rau, illus. by Betty Tang, presents My Life Is a Joke (A Graphic Novel) (Aug. 30, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-316-49789-3), ages 8–12. New to Katt vs. Dogg by Patterson and Grabenstein is Katt Loves Dogg (Dec. 13, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-316-50017-3), ages 8–12. And Patterson and Grabenstein’s Max Einstein welcomes World Champions! (Aug. 9, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5692-8), ages 8–14. Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco continues with Kingdom of the Cursed (Oct. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-42847-7), ages 14 and up. And Maximum Ride: Hawk offers City of the Dead by James Patterson and Mindy McGinnis (Nov. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-50015-9), ages 14 and up.

Little, Brown/Poppy

Maybe We’re Electric by Val Emmich (Sept. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-53570-0). Two teens find themselves thrown together overnight during a snowstorm and discover a surprising connection. Ages 12 and up.

Little Grasshopper

I Sleep in My Big Bed by Nicole Sulgit and Jim Harbison, illus. by Jean Claude (Sept. 1, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64558-769-9), reassures readers who are leaving their crib to sleep in a big bed. Ages up to 5.

Little Hare

Cats Say Nau (Sept. 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-76050-562-2) and Dogs Say Bau (Sept. 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-76050-563-9) by Philip Bunting offer an onomatopoeic adventure around the world of animal sounds. Ages 3–5.

The Cute Penguin by Gabriel Evans (Sept. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-76050-632-2). A drawing of a penguin searches for a way to look less cute and more like a real penguin. Ages 3–5.

Little Hero

Lift-the-Flap Masks by A.H. Hill, illus. by Junissa Bianda (Nov. 16, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-946000-66-8), introduces babies and toddlers to personal protection masks. Ages up to 3.


Baby’s Big World by Alex Fabrizio, illus. by Kamala Nair, ramps up with Green Energy (Jan. 4, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-946000-65-1), ages up to 3. Gamer Baby by Anne Elder, illus. by BlueBean, takes the controller with Video Games (Sept. 14, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-946000-26-2), ages up to 3. And Look, Baby! by Elder, illus. by Junissa Bianda, adds Amazing Dinosaurs (Sept. 7, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-946000-59-0), Exciting Jobs (Sept. 7, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-946000-58-3), and Magical Creatures (Sept. 7, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-946000-57-6), ages up to 3.

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.