Macmillan/Farrar, Straus and Giroux

I’ll Hold Your Hand by Maggie C. Rudd, illus. by Elisa Chavarri (Oct. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31413-2),
celebrates the unbreakable bond of a
parent’s support for a child through life’s milestones, from learning to walk to the first day of school. Ages 3–6.

Who Loves Little Lemur? by Ann Whitford Paul, illus. by Jay Fleck (Sept. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38847-8). Little Lemur is surrounded all day by a loving family. Ages 3–6.

New in Town by Kevin Cornell (Aug. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30609-0) is a picture book allegory about what new people with fresh ideas can bring to communities. Ages 4–7.

The Book of Rules: A Picture Book by Brian Gehrlein, illus. by Tom Knight (Oct. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31454-5), invites readers to get their sillies out before it’s time to focus and listen to directions. Ages 4–8.

The Legend of Gravity: A Tall Basketball Tale by Charly Palmer (Jan. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31328-9) spins a tall tale about a neighborhood basketball hero. Ages 4–8.

Love, Violet by Charlotte Sullivan Wild, illus. by Charlene Chua (Nov. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31372-2). As Valentine’s Day approaches, Violet is determined to tell her classmate Mira just how special she is. Ages 4–8.

Niki Nakayama: A Chef’s Tale in 13 Bites by Debbi Michiko Florence and Jamie Michalak, illus. by Yuko Jones (Sept. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31387-6), tells the story of Nakayama, a powerhouse female Japanese American chef, and her rise to fame. Ages 4–8.

Sing, Aretha, Sing! Aretha Franklin, Respect, and the Civil Rights Movement by Hanif Abdurraqib, illus. by Ashley Evans (Dec. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31345-6). A young Aretha Franklin captivates her community with the song “Respect” during the height of the civil rights movement, in this picture book biography. Ages 4–8.

We Can: Portraits of Power by Tyler Gordon (Sept. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38966-6). Teenage artistic prodigy Tyler Gordon shares his portraits of celebrities who inspire him—from Kamala Harris to LeBron James—and why. Ages 4–8.

Between the Lighthouse and You by Michelle Lee (Sept. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31450-7) focuses on a town that can receive messages from the dead, and the boy and girl who form an unlikely friendship to contact their lost loved ones and face their grief. Ages 8–12.

Cuba in My Pocket by Adrianna Cuevas (Sept. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31467-5). When the failed Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961 solidifies Castro’s power in Cuba, 12-year-old Cumba’s family makes the difficult decision to send him to Florida alone. Ages 8–12.

Dog Star by Megan Shepherd (Sept. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31458-3) tells the story of a Russian girl’s bond with the Soviet space dog Laika during the Cold War. Ages 8–12.

How to Train Your Dad by Gary Paulsen (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31417-0). Twelve-year-old Carl adopts the principles set forth in a randomly discovered puppy-training pamphlet to “retrain” his free-thinking, off-the-grid father. Ages 10–14.

Northwind by Gary Paulsen (Jan. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31420-0) In an adventure set five centuries ago, young Lief battles to stay alive on a solo canoe journey up a brutal, beautiful coastline, half a world away from his Norwegian homeland. Ages 10–14.

A Face for Picasso: Coming of Age with Crouzon Syndrome by Ariel Henley (Nov. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31407-1) is a memoir chronicling Ariel and her twin sister’s experience living with Crouzon Syndrome. Ages 12 and up.

Love Somebody by Rachel Roasek (Jan. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38896-6). This rom-com follows a popular high school girl, her ex-boyfriend-turned-best-friend, and the girl they both fall for. Ages 12 and up.

Why Is Everybody Yelling? Growing Up in My Immigrant Family by Marisabina Russo (Oct. 12, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30383-9) features the author’s experiences with family, religion, and coming of age in the aftermath of World War II, and the childhood struggles and family secrets that shaped her. Ages 12 and up.


Pout-Pout Fish Mini Adventure by Deborah Diesen, illus. by Dan Hanna, welcomes Meet the Baby, Pout-Pout Fish (Jan. 4, $5.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-374-30401-0), ages up to 3; and Pout-Pout Fish Paperback Adventure by Deborah Diesen greets Passover Treasure (Jan. 4, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-374-38905-5), ages 2–5. A Unicorn Named Sparkle prances along in A Unicorn Named Sparkle and the Perfect Valentine (Nov. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31422-4) by Amy Young, ages 4–8. Eagle Rock by Hope Larson takes a curtain call with All My Friends (Sept. 28, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31163-6; paper, ISBN 978-0-374-38866-9), ages 10–14. And Forgotten Gods by Marie Rutkoski closes with The Hollow Heart (Sept. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31384-5), ages 14 and up.

Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends

How Do You Love? by Kellie Byrnes, illus. by Melina Ontiveros (Nov. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77709-6), shows the many different ways we express love to one another. Ages 3–5.

A Troop of Kangaroos by Lisa Mundorff (Sept. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77708-9) takes a humorous and informative look at the collective names of animals. Ages 3–5.

Small Knight and the Anxiety Monster by Manka Kasha (Aug. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-61879-5). When an Anxiety Monster shows up, Small Knight and Tiny Bear go on a magical quest to find out how to deal with it. Ages 3–6.

Why? A Conversation About Race by Taye Diggs, illus. by Shane W. Evans (Oct. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-80609-3), addresses racial injustice and anger in communities throughout our country from a child’s perspective. Ages 3–6.

Roxy the Unisaurus Rex Presents: Oh No! the Talent Show by Eva Chen, illus. by Matthew Rivera (Oct. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-75846-0). Roxy reassures Dexter the dinocorn that he truly does have talents to share. Ages 4–6.

Valenslime by Joy Keller, illus. by Ashley Belote (Nov. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79977-7). Slime scientist Victoria Franken’s efforts to make a Valentine’s Day friend for her beloved slime creation explode. Ages 4–8.

Willodeen by Katherine Applegate (Sept. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-14740-0) follows a girl who risks everything to help her handmade bear when he comes to life. Ages 8–12.

Black Hole Chasers: The Amazing True Story of an Astronomical Breakthrough by Anna Crowley Redding (Sept. 14, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-62232-7) relates the Event Horizon Telescope Team’s unveiling of the first-ever image of a black hole. Ages 9–12.

Mystery on Magnolia Circle by Kate Klise, illus. by Celia Krampien (Aug. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-75686-2). When 10-year-old Ivy witnesses a possible burglary from her living room window, her summer takes a sudden turn from “meh” to mysterious. Ages 9–12.

Bounce Back by Misako Rocks (Oct. 19, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76845-2). With the help of her cat, Lilico must learn to adjust to a new life and new friends when she moves to the U.S. from Japan. Ages 9–13.

The Ghoul of Windydown Vale by Jake Burt (Sept. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23657-9). Copper holds his town’s deepest and darkest secret: he is the ghoul that haunts the Vale, donning a gruesome costume to scare travelers and townsfolk away from the dangers of the surrounding swamps. Ages 10–14.

Me (Moth) by Amber McBride (Aug. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-78036-2). This novel-in-verse follows a teen girl who is grieving the deaths of her family, and a teen boy who comes into her life. Ages 12–17.

Gilded by Marissa Meyer (Nov. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-61884-9) is a YA retelling of “Rumpelstiltskin.” Ages 12 and up.

The Prince of the Skies by Antonio Iturbe, trans. by Lilit Thwaites (Oct. 12, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-80698-7), reveals the story of famed author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and his friends, aviators who changed the history of civil aviation. Ages 12 and up.

Under a Starlit Sky by Em Castellan (Nov. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22606-8). The sequel to historical novel In the Shadow of the Sun picks up with more romance, intrigue, and magic in the Versailles court in spring 1662. Ages 12 and up.

The Red Palace by June Hur (Jan. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-80055-8). A young palace nurse investigates a pattern of grisly murders in 1758 Korea. Ages 13 and up.

Serendipity: Ten Romantic Tropes, Transformed, edited by Marissa Meyer (Jan. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-78084-3), offers a collection by YA authors in which each story features a twist on a beloved romantic trope. Ages 13 and up.


Royal Rescues by Paula Harrison, illus. by Olivia Chin Mueller, adds The Runaway Rabbit (Oct. 19, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79927-2), ages 5–8. Agent Moose is back on the case in Moose on a Mission by Mo O’Hara, illus. by Jess Bradley (Aug. 3, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22222-0), ages 6–9. And Glam Prix Racers by Deanna Kent, illus. by Neil Hooson, revs up with Back on Track! (Jan. 18, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-250-26540-1), ages 7–10.

Adventures on Trains climbs aboard for Murder on the Safari Star by M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman, illus. by Elisa Paganelli (Oct. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22295-4), ages 10–14. Contender issues The Champion by Taran Matharu (Aug. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-13878-1), ages 12–17. And Remixed Classics welcomes A Clash of Steel: A Treasure Island Remix by C.B. Lee (Sept. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-75037-2) and So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix by Bethany C. Morrow (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76121-7), ages 13 and up.

Macmillan/First Second

Horse Trouble by Kristin Varner (Oct. 12, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22587-0; $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-22588-7). Twelve-year-old Kate is laser-focused on her one true passion, horseback riding, but she can’t hide from life’s problems at the stables. Ages 8–12.

Marshmallow & Jordan by Alina Chau (Oct. 5, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30060-7) centers on Jordan, who is paralyzed from the waist down and captains her basketball team, and the magical elephant she befriends. Ages 8–12.

Other Boys by Damian Alexander (Sept. 7, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22282-4). This graphic novel memoir follows seventh grader Damian as he navigates starting a new school, bullying, discovering sexuality, and the loss of his mother. Ages 10–14.

The Greatest Thing by Sarah Winifred Searle (Jan. 25, $25.99, ISBN 978-1-250-29722-8; $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-29723-5). Winifred breaks out of her shell when she bonds with two creative and rebellious new friends, but she’s keeping a secret that could ruin everything. Ages 14 and up.

Himawari House by Harmony Becker (Sept. 14, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-23557-2) follows three foreign exchange students and the pleasures, and difficulties, of adjusting to life in Japan. Ages 14 and up.


Blue, Barry & Pancakes by Dan & Jason serves up Danger on Mount Choco (Jan. 4, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-250-25557-0), ages 4–8. Julia’s House by Ben Hatke concludes with Julia’s House Goes Home (Sept. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76932-9), ages 4–8. And Investigators by John Patrick Green issues Ants in Our P.A.N.T.S. (Sept. 28, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22005-9), ages 7–9.

The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo by Drew Weing continues with The Monster Mall (Oct. 26, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-26892-1) and The Tangled Web (Oct. 26, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20683-1), ages 8–12. World Citizen Comics welcomes Free Speech Handbook by Ian Rosenberg, illus. by Mike Cavallaro (Nov. 2, $28.99, ISBN 978-1-250-61975-4), ages 8 and up. New to Maker Comics is Conduct a Science Experiment! by Der-Shing Helmer, illus. by Andrea Bell (Nov. 16, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-75480-6), ages 9–13. And Science Comics picks up Whales: Diving into the Unknown by Casey Zakroff, illus. by Pat Lewis (Sept. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22839-0), ages 9–13.

Olympians by George O’Connor ends with Dionysos: The New God (Jan. 25, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-530-0), ages 9–14. Friends by Shannon Hale, illus. by LeUyen Pham, reveals Friends Forever (Aug. 31, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31755-1), ages 10–14. And Golden Age greets The Golden Age, Book 2 by Roxanne Moreil and Cyril Pedrosa, illus. by Pedrosa, (Oct. 26, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23795-8), ages 12 and up.


I’m Hungry!/¡Tengo Hambre! by Angela Dominguez (Jan. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77996-0). A chatty bluebird and an indecisive T. Rex introduce readers to basic Spanish and English food vocabulary. Ages 2–4.

Art Is Everywhere: A Book About Andy Warhol by Jeff Mack (Oct. 26, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77715-7) spotlights Warhol and the origin of his pop art. Ages 4–8.

Brains! Not Just a Zombie Snack by Stacy McAnulty, illus. by Matthew Rivera (Aug. 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30404-9). In this series starter, readers learn about the human brain with the help of a zombie narrator. Ages 4–8.

Happy Diwali! by Sanyukta Mathur and Courtney Pippin-Mathur, illus. by Pippin-Mathur (Sept. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-25746-8). spotlights a family’s celebration of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. Ages 4–8.

Ida B. Wells, Voice of Truth: Educator, Feminist, and Anti-Lynching Civil Rights Leader by Michelle Duster, illus. by Laura Freeman (Jan. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23946-4), is a biography of groundbreaking journalist and civil rights activist Wells, as told by her great-granddaughter. Ages 4–8.

Santa Jaws by Bridget Heos, illus. by Galia Bernstein (Oct. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24462-8), tells the tale of a Great White shark Santa, who brings treats to all the little shark pups in the ocean. Ages 4–8.

Super Spaghetti by Rebecca Donnelly, illus. by Bonnie Lui (Oct. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-25687-4) focuses on a boy, his inventor mother, a shared love of spaghetti, and an unexpected superpower. Ages 4–8.

The Very True Legend of the Mongolian Death Worms by Sandra Fay (Nov. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77608-2). A Mongolian Death Worm family is determined to overcome their deadly reputation and make friends with the other animals of the Gobi Desert. Ages 4–8.

Gizmos, Gadgets, and Guitars: The Story of Leo Fender by Michael Mahin, illus. by Steven Salerno (Aug. 17, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-25186-2), chronicles the life of American inventor Fender, best known for creating the world’s most iconic electric guitar. Ages 5–9.

The Plentiful Darkness by Heather Kassner (Aug. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76400-3). An orphaned girl chases a thieving boy into a magician’s land of starless, moonless gloom where other children have gone missing before her. Ages 9–12.

Scary Stories for Young Foxes: The City by Christian McKay Heidicker, illus. by Junyi Wu (Aug. 31, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-18144-2), follows two new fox kits desperate to survive the terrors of a frightening new world: the City. Ages 9–12.

The Monsters of Rookhaven by Pádraig Kenny (Sept. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-62394-2). Eleven-year-old Mirabelle and her magical family face new danger when two human orphans stumble upon their world, where monsters lurk around every corner and heroes come in many forms. Ages 10–14.

Rise Up! How You Can Join the Fight Against Racism by Crystal Fleming (Oct. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22638-9) explores the roots of racism and its legacy in the modern day, while empowering young people with actionable ways they can help foster a better world and become antiracists. Ages 10–14.

Eyes of the Forest by April Henry (Aug. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23408-7). After a bestselling fantasy author disappears, only his biggest fan believes he’s in danger and has the courage to uncover the truth. Ages 13–17.

The Big Reveal by Jen Larsen (Dec. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-25217-3). Addie, a talented dancer and a fat, fierce young woman, needs money for a career opportunity—and decides to put on a slightly risque burlesque show to raise it. Ages 14 and up.

Icebreaker by A.L. Graziadei (Jan. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77711-9) focuses on two hockey players fighting to be the best—and the romance that catches them by surprise along the way. Ages 14 and up.

Lakesedge by Lyndall Clipstone (Sept. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-75339-7). This gothic fantasy set on the banks of a cursed lake features monsters and magic. Ages 14 and up.

Little Thieves by Margaret Owen (Oct. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19190-8). A scrappy maid must outwit both palace royals and low gods in this Bavarian-inspired YA fantasy. Ages 14 and up.


Happy County by Ethan Long rolls out the welcome mat for From Season to Season (Sept. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76599-4), ages 3–6. Who Did It First? ramps up with That’s Betty! The Story of Betty White by Gregory Bonsignore, illus. by Jennifer M. Potter (Nov. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79660-8), ages 4–8. Monster and Boy star in The Sister Surprise by Hannah Barnaby, illus. by Anoosha Syed (Sept. 7, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-21787-5), ages 6–9. Joining the Teddies Saga by Daniel Kraus, illus. by Rovina Cai, is They Stole Our Hearts (Sept. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22442-2), ages 10–14. And Age of Darkness by Katy Rose Pool closes out with Into the Dying Light (Sept. 21, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-21179-8), ages 14 and up.


Little Bunny, Big Germs by Rosemary Wells (Jan. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-17511-3) is a primer on germs and good hygiene. Ages 2–6.

Randy, the Badly Drawn Horse—And Dandy, Too! by T.L. McBeth (Aug. 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-26383-4). There’s a new horse in town, and he’s claiming to be Randy’s best friend. Ages 4–7.

Friends Are Friends, Forever by Dane Liu, illus. by Lynn Scurfield (Dec. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77818-5), tells a tale about Chinese paper cutting and sharing the magic of friendship across continents, inspired by the author’s own immigration story. Ages 4–8.

Group Hug by Jean Reidy, illus. by Joey Chou (Nov. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12710-5). In this cumulative story, ever more animals come to hug a slug. Ages 4–8.

Loving Kindness by Deborah Underwood, illus. by Tim Hopgood (Oct. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-21720-2), encourages the practice of spreading loving kindness and opening up our hearts to the world. Ages 4–8.

Pinkie Promises by Elizabeth Warren, illus. by Charlene Chua (Oct. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-80102-9). In Senator Warren’s picture book debut, Polly goes to a rally to meet a woman who’s running for president, and they make a pinkie promise to remember all the things that girls do. Ages 4–8.

Where Is Bina Bear? by Mike Curato (Jan. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76220-7). Tiny the rabbit throws a party—but can’t find best friend Bina Bear anywhere. Ages 4–8.


Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet by Jacqueline Kelly, illus. by Jennifer L. Meyer, gains Goats for Christmas (Oct. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-879-2), ages 7–10.

Title in Spanish

Latinitas: Una celebración de 40 soñadoras audaces by Juliet Menéndez (Aug. 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79610-3), ages 8–12.


Rosie the Riveter: The Legacy of an American Icon by Sarah Dvojack (Sept. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77450-7) shares how an iconic image of a working woman evolved into a symbol of hope and strength for all girls and women. Ages 3–6.

The Dare Sisters: Shipwrecked by Jess Rinker (Sept. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-21340-2) closes out a duology about three sisters hunting for Blackbeard’s legendary treasure. Ages 8–12.

Macmillan/Neon Squid

Tales of Ancient Worlds: Adventures in Archaeology by Stefan Milosavljevich, illus. by Sam Caldwell (Jan. 4, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-68449-212-1), showcases tales of intrepid archaeologists and their discoveries, launching the Tales of Nonfiction series. Ages 8–10.

Macmillan/Odd Dot

101 Hilarious Pranks and Practical Jokes: Plus, Learn to Invent Your Own! by Theresa Julian, illus. by Pat Lewis (Sept. 28, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-76844-5), welcomes readers to the School of Hijinks, Malarkey & Outlandish Pranks, where they can learn the fine art of practical joking. Ages 8–12.

Fairy Tale Science: Explore 25 Classic Tales Through Hands-On Experiments by Sarah Albee, illus. by Bill Robinson (Sept. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-25761-1), offers classic stories with a STEM twist. Ages 8–12.

Macmillan/Roaring Brook

Amos McGee Misses the Bus by Philip C. Stead, illus. by Erin E. Stead (Nov. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-21322-8). In the follow-up to A Sick Day for Amos McGee, zookeeper Amos misses the bus to work when he falls asleep during breakfast after a late night planning a surprise for all his friends. Ages 2–6.

Good Night, Alligator by Rebecca Van Slyke, illus. by Mike Boldt (Aug. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-21830-8). Armed with her book of alligator facts, a little alligator has several good reasons for avoiding bedtime. Ages 4–7.

African Proverbs for All Ages by Johnnetta Betsch Cole and Nelda LaTeef (Nov. 30, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-75606-0) reveals the power of proverbs, how they evolve over time, and the wisdom of various cultures in Africa. Ages 4–8.

Anzu the Great Kaiju by Benson Shum (Oct. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77612-9). A tiny monster with a big heart tries to follow in his family’s footsteps as creatures who strike fear. Ages 4–8.

Awake by Mags Deroma (Oct. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-75319-9). A brave girl faces the ultimate enemy: a spider in the corner of her bedroom. Ages 4–8.

Dragon Bones: The Fantastic Fossil Discoveries of Mary Anning by Sarah Glenn Marsh, illus. by Maris Wicks (Nov. 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-14021-0), presents a biography of fossil hunter Anning, who discovered a dinosaur skeleton that changed the landscape of paleontology. Ages 4–8.

I Eat Poop.: A Dung Beetle Story by Mark Pett (Sept. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-78563-3). Dougie the dung beetle learns not to hide the quirks that make him special. Ages 4–8.

Big Apple Diaries by Alyssa Bermudez (Aug. 17, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77427-9) is a diary-style graphic memoir about the ups and downs of middle school in New York City, and how the author’s life changed after September 11, 2001. Ages 8–12.

Girl Giant and the Jade War by Van Hoang (Dec. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24044-6). In this sequel to Girl Giant and the Monkey King, Thom and her friends set off on a far-flung adventure to save the Heavens. Ages 8–12.

The Two Wrong Halves of Ruby Taylor by Amanda Panitch (Jan. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24513-7). A Jewish girl in a mixed family must battle a wandering spirit and her own identity. Ages 8–12.

We the People and the President: An Infographic Look at the American Presidency by P.J. Creek and Jamie Creek (Dec. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-469-3) delivers infographics on American presidents and American history, culture, and economics as related to the presidency. Ages 8–12.

Wild Peace by Irene Latham, illus. by Il Sung Na (Oct. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31042-2), follows a girl whose imagination helps her escape her frenzied home and discover the joys of nature. Ages 8–12.

Fallout: Spies, Superbombs, and the Ultimate Cold War Showdown by Steve Sheinkin (Sept. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-14901-5) takes readers on a terrifying journey into the Cold War. Ages 10–14.

Bad Girls Never Say Die by Jennifer Mathieu (Oct. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23258-8) is a gender-flipped reimagining of The Outsiders that explores the deep bonds of female friendship and what it takes to be a “bad girl.” Ages 12–17.

Dangerous Play by Emma Kress (Aug. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-75048-8). A girl’s field hockey team turns vigilante when one of their captains is sexually assaulted at a party. Ages 14 and up.

Daughters of a Dead Empire by Carolyn Tara O’Neil (Oct. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-75553-7). At the height of the Bolshevik Revolution, two girls must flee across Siberia to escape a communist commander out for blood. Ages 14 and up.


Big Jobs Books by Steven Weinberg debuts with Dishwasher’s Big Job (Aug. 31, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-250-75322-9), Fridge and Oven’s Big Job (Aug. 31, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-250-75325-0), and Washer and Dryer’s Big Job (Aug. 31, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-250-75326-7), ages 2–4. Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller, illus. by Jen Hill, offers Be Strong (Aug. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22111-7), ages 3–6. And Starla Jean is back in Starla Jean Takes the Cake by Elana K. Arnold, illus. by A.N. Kang (Sept. 14, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30578-7), ages 4–7.

Haylee and Comet whiz along in A Trip Around the Sun by Deborah Marcero (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77440-8), ages 6–9. Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel greets Bad Kitty Gets a Phone (Graphic Novel) (Dec. 28, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-74996-3), ages 7–10. Fart Quest issues The Dragon’s Dookie by Aaron Reynolds, illus. by Cam Kendell (Sept. 14, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20644-2), ages 8–12. Never After Chronicles by Melissa de la Cruz continues with The Stolen Slipper (Dec. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31123-8), ages 10–14. And Skyhunter Duology by Marie Lu wraps up with Steelstriker (Sept. 28, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22172-8), ages 12–17.

Macmillan/Swoon Reads

Dagger Hill by Devon Taylor (Aug. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76334-1). After a mysterious catastrophic incident shakes up their sleepy hometown, a group of best friends discovers they are being hunted by a sinister presence. Ages 13–17.

Mark of the Wicked by Georgia Bowers (Aug. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77389-0). A young witch tries to unravel the mystery of who is framing her for using dark magic. Ages 13–17.

Heart of the Impaler by Alexander Delacroix (Dec. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-75616-9). Two young men—one scarred and dutiful, the other wickedly magnetic—fall for the same young woman in this historical YA. Ages 13 and up.

Macmillan/TOR TEEN

Forestborn by Elayne Audrey Becker (Aug. 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-75216-1). Rora, an orphaned shapeshifter in a world that fears magic, must risk everything if she hopes to save her only friend. Ages 13–17.

All of Us Villains by Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman (Nov. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-78925-9). In the first title of a duology, seven young champions compete for their lives and for the control of high magick in a generations-old tournament. Ages 13 and up.

The Endless Skies by Shannon Price (Aug. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30201-4). A young shapeshifter’s dream of proving her loyalty to become a Leonodai warrior is temporarily dashed when a deadly disease strikes. Ages 13 and up.


Bright Sessions by Lauren Shippen shines on with Some Faraway Place (Sept. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-29757-0), ages 13–17. And Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis gains The Sisters of Reckoning (Aug. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-29974-1), ages 14–17.



Lily to the Rescue! by W. Bruce Cameron, illus. by James Bernardin, expands with Foxes in a Fix (Sept. 28, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-76272-6), ages 7–10.


The Last Legacy by Adrienne Young (Sept. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-82372-4). Bryn takes her place in her long-lost family and explores a forbidden romance in this tale set in the author’s world of Fable. Ages 12 and up.

You’ve Reached Sam by Dustin Thao (Nov. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76203-0). When Julie’s boyfriend Sam suddenly dies, she calls his cell just to hear his voicemail—but he magically picks up. Ages 12 and up.

Bright Ruined Things by Samantha Cohoe (Oct. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76884-1). Mae realizes her life on a glittering, magical island isn’t what it seems in this 1920s-set fantasy inspired by The Tempest. Ages 13 and up.

The Dead and the Dark by Courtney Gould (Aug. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76201-6). Two girls fall in love when they team up to stop an evil presence that’s terrorizing their small town. Ages 13 and up.

If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich (Dec. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-80580-5). Two members of America’s biggest boy band fall for each other on their first sold-out European tour, and are forced to keep their relationship a secret. Ages 13 and up.

Remember Me by Estelle Laure (Oct. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-26193-9) is a YA retelling of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind that posits: if you could erase all of your painful memories, would you? Ages 13 and up.

I Am Margaret Moore by Hannah Capin (Oct. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23957-0). This summer Margaret returns to her sisterhood of friends at Marshall Naval School with a sinister secret that changes everything. Ages 14 and up.

Never Saw You Coming by Erin Hahn (Sept. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76124-8). Two teens reckon with how they’ve been raised in the Christian church, and find love in the process—and a lot of questions about what it means to be “moral.” Ages 14 and up.

Within These Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood (Nov. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-78710-1). This fantasy retelling of Jane Eyre moves to the desert sands of Ethiopia with a Black leading cast and a fiery cursebreaker instead of a quiet governess. Ages 14 and up.


Enola Holmes makes an entrance in Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche by Nancy Springer (Aug. 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-82295-6), ages 9–12. Wolves of No World by Romina Garber adds Cazadora (Aug. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23915-0), ages 12–17. The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi concludes with The Bronzed Beasts (Sept. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-14460-7), ages 12 and up. And Kingdom of Cards by Janella Angeles adds When Night Breaks (Aug. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20432-5), ages 14 and up.

Mad Cave Studios/Maverick

Needle and Thread by David Pinckney, illus. by Ennun Ana Iurov, lettering by Micah Myers (Sept. 28, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-952303-23-4). Azarie wants to show her true self to the world and Noah dreams of a career in costume design; their paths cross in the world of cosplay. Ages 13 and up.

Nightmare in Savannah by Lela Gwenn, illus. by Rowan MacColl, lettering by Micah Myers (Dec. 14, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-952303-26-5). When Alexa joins three fellow outsiders at her new high school in Savannah, the group learns they are Fairies. Ages 13 and up.


Letters from Animals by Frederic Brremaud (Aug. 17, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-951719-19-7) gives voices to many animals so that they can plead their case for rights to live alongside us. Ages 8–14.

Between Snow and Wolf by Agnes Domergue (Oct. 26, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-951719-27-2). Lila searches for her father on the snowy island where they live and discovers a forest asleep under the snow, populated by enigmatic spirits and a white wolf. Ages 9–12.

False Guard by Merwan (Oct. 5, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-951719-29-6) tells the story of a young warrior hoping to gain celebrity in the popular Pankat (martial arts) competitions. Ages 14 and up.


Beneath the Trees launches with The Autumn of Mister Grumpf (Aug. 31, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-951719-25-8) and Winter Chills by Dav (Dec. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-951719-26-5), ages 4–8.

Manga Classics


Manga Classics rolls out manga versions of Hamlet (Oct. 5, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-947808-23-2), Macbeth (Aug. 3, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-947808-21-8), and Romeo and Juliet (Sept. 7, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-947808-22-5) by William Shakespeare, adapted by Crystal S. Chan, illus. by Julien Choy, ages 13–16.



Torch Light by Malvika Chawla, illus. by Maja Poljanc, takes on Discover: Animals (Sept. 1, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-93-91082-28-4), Discover: Dinosaurs (Sept. 1, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-81-946743-6-8), and Discover: The Human Body (Sept. 1, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-81-946743-7-5), ages 5–9. Creepy & Crawly by Shrutikantha Kandali, illus. by Aishwarya Vohra, continues with Cockroaches (Oct. 1, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-93-86096-79-1), Flies (Oct. 1, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-93-86096-78-4), and Mosquitoes (Oct. 1, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-93-86096-77-7), ages 6–9. And among the six new Little Chakras titles by Mansi Mahajan, illus. by Zaida Montes, are The Book of Crown Chakra (Nov. 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-93-91082-43-7), The Book of Heart Chakra (Nov. 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-93-91082-36-9), and The Book of Sacral Chakra (Nov. 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-81-946743-1-3), ages 6–10.


Letters from America: Making Pictures with the A-B-C by Maree G. Coote (Sept. 1, $22.95, ISBN 978-0-6485684-4-5). In this colorful tour of the U.S. and introduction to typographic design and letter art, every picture is made with letters of the alphabet. Ages 9–12.


150 First Words by Claire E. Laties-Davis, illus. by Marion Cocklico (Oct. 5, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-87779-123-2), encourages toddlers’ language learning through the repetition of simple words and phrases. Ages up to 2.

Word of the Day by Sue Macy (Oct. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-87779-117-1) offers a new brain-bending word every day that becomes woven together with other words at the end of each month into fabulous stories that can be read as well as heard via QR codes. Ages 8–12.

MIT Kids Press

Ada and the Galaxies by Alan Lightman and Olga Pastuchiv, illus. by Susanna Chapman (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1561-8). This story of a young stargazer’s experience is accompanied by images from the Hubble telescope and pays tribute to the interconnectedness of the natural world. Ages 4–6.


Once Upon a Time Not So Long Ago by Jennifer Grant, illus. by Gillian Whiting (Aug. 17, paper, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-64065-403-7) tells the story of the Covid-19 pandemic and the changes it brought into our lives. Ages 3–8.

Sir Drake the Brave by Joy Jordan-Lake, illus. by Susan Eaddy (Sept. 17, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-64065-453-2). As a boy with a prosthetic leg gets ready for bed, his mother entertains his questions about tyrants, pirates, and dragons—which are really questions about the power of bullies. Ages 4–8.


Soccer Legends 2022: The Top 100 Stars of the Modern Game by David Ballheimer (Oct. 12, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-83935-097-9) presents facts and figures for the top 100 stars in modern soccer. Ages 8–12.

Star Signs: Reveal the Secrets of the Zodiac (Sept. 7, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-83935-096-2) provides facts about each astrological sign, including a look at the Chinese zodiac. Ages 8–12.


How Many Sleeps ’Til offers How Many Sleeps ’til Christmas?: A Countdown to the Most Special Day of the Year by Joff Brown, illus. by Gabriele Tafuni (Sept. 7, $8.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-83935-093-1), and How Many Sleeps ’til Easter?: A Countdown to the Most Chocolatey Day of the Year (Jan. 11, $8.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-83935-100-6) and How Many Sleeps ’til Halloween?: A Countdown to the Spookiest Night of the Year (Aug. 3, $8.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-83935-079-5) by Laura Knowles, illus. by Gabriele Tafuni, ages 3–6. And Minecraft Master Builder issues Ancient Wonders (Independent & Unofficial) (Oct. 19, $11.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-83935-098-6), ages 7–12.

National Geographic Kids

Photo Ark ABC: An Animal Alphabet in Poetry and Pictures by Debbie Levy (Oct. 19, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-7246-9) pairs photos of animals and original poems, representing each letter of the alphabet from armadillo to zebra. Ages 3–7.

Treasury of Magical Tales by Donna Jo Napoli, illus. by Christina Balit (Oct. 26, $24.99, IBSN 978-1-4263-7248-3), features Napoli’s retellings of favorite stories from 29 places around the world. Ages 8–12.

Segregated Skies: David Harris’s Trailblazing Journey to Rise Above Racial Barriers by Michael Cottman (Dec. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-7197-4) follows Harris’s turbulent path to becoming the first African American commercial airline pilot in the U.S., presented against the backdrop of racial tensions, protests, and the landmark civil rights legislation of the 1960s. Ages 9–12.


Brain Candy serves up Brain Candy 3 by Julie Beer and Michelle Harris (Oct., $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-7250-6), ages 8–12. Joining Explorer Academy by Trudi Trueit is The Dragon’s Blood (Oct. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-7166-0), ages 8–12. Izzy Newton and the SMART Squad are back on the case with Newton’s Flaw (Nov. 2, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-7153-0) by Valerie Tripp, ages 8–12. And Weird but True welcomes New York City (Sept. 14, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-7232-2), ages 8–12.

New World Library

Healing Breath: A Guided Meditation Through Nature for Kids by William Meyer, illus. by Brittany R. Jacobs (Nov. 9, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60868-746-6), aims to calm kids while also inspiring them to act on behalf of the natural world. Ages 4–10.


Boris the Cat: The Little Cat with Big Ideas by Erwin Moser (Nov. 9, $26, ISBN 978-0-7358-4454-4) gathers comic-book style mini stories about adventurous cat Boris in one volume for the first time in English. Ages 4–8.

Christmas Is Coming by Monika Utnik-Strugala, illus. by Ewa Poklewska-Koziello (Sep. 14, $25, ISBN 978-0-7358-4443-8), explores unique Christmas traditions, customs, and legends from around the world. Ages 4–8.

Franz-Ferdinand the Dancing Walrus by Marcus Pfister (Oct. 5, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4469-8). When bull walrus Franz-Ferdinand sees a flock of flamingos dance, he discovers his love of ballet and wants to join their graceful troop. Ages 4–8.

The Mountain by Rebecca Gugger and Simon Röthlisberger (Oct. 19, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4457-5). Various animals share their opinions about what the mountain looks like, in this story about tolerance. Ages 4–8.

My Mother’s Delightful Deaths by Carla Haslbauer (Nov. 2, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4456-8) imagines what it’s like to grow up as the child of a glamorous opera singer known for her skilled performances of dramatic death scenes. Ages 4–8.

Stories for Christmas by Bernadette Watts (Sep. 14, $25, ISBN 978-0-7358-4467-4), collects eight well-loved tales of the season including The Little Drummer Boy. Ages 4–8.


Mouse Adventures by Torben Kulhmann adds Einstein: The Fantastic Journey of a Mouse through Space and Time (Sep. 7, $22, ISBN 978-0-7358-4444-5), ages 4–8.

North Star/Flux

A Dragonbird in the Fern by Laura Rueckert (Aug. 3, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63583-065-1). This blend of fantasy, murder mystery, and romance features a dyslexic princess and a bloodthirsty ghost. Ages 14–17.

Before We Were Blue by E.J. Schwartz (Sept. 14, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63583-069-9). Two troubled teens form a strong bond at a treatment center for girls with eating disorders. Ages 14 and up.

City of Shattered Light by Claire Winn (Oct. 19, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63583-071-2) is a queer, female-led high-stakes sci-fi adventure. Ages 14 and up.

North Star/Jolly Fish

The Art of Running Away by Sabrina Kleckner (Nov. 16, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63163-577-9). When her family’s art shop falls on hard times, young artist Maisie runs away to London to reconnect with her adult brother, hoping he might be the key to saving the shop. Ages 8–14.

Tia Lugo Speaks No Evil by Danette Vigilante (Aug. 17, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63163-575-5). Tia, an asthmatic 13-year-old Puerto Rican girl living in New York City, witnesses a murder late one night from her bedroom window. Ages 10–13.


Olive Oh takes center stage in Olive Oh Gets Creative (Sept. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63163-567-0) and Olive Oh Saves Saturday (Sept. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63163-571-7), by Tina Kim, illus. by Tiff Bartel, ages 7–10. And Agent Danger by Brian Hawkins, illus. by Anthony Pugh, about a kid spy in a kids’ spy TV show, debuts with Code Name Danger: Unmasking a Villain (Sept. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63163-523-6) and Double Agent: Searching for Spymaster Z (Sept. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63163-527-4), ages 8–12.

I Am America welcomes The Miners’ Lament: A Story of Latina Activists in the Empire Zinc Mine Strike by Judy Dodge Cummings, illus. by Eric Freeberg (Sept. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63163-535-9), and The Progress of Our People: A Story of Black Representation at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair by Anne E. Johnson, illus. by Eric Freeberg (Sept. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63163-539-7), ages 8–12. And four new Jett Ryder titles by Sean Petrie, illus. by Carl Pearce, include Mount Etna Lava Leap (Sept. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63163-547-2), Niagara Power Flip (Sept. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63163-551-9), and Soaring Over the Titanic (Sept. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63163-555-7), ages 8–12.

Norton Young Readers

Doing Business by Shawn Harris (Aug. 31, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-324-01566-6). Someone has done bathrooom business where they’re not supposed to. But who was it? Ages 3–6.

Big Ship Rescue! by Chris Gall (Jan. 4, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-324-01925-1) sails readers through a tale of tugboats, tools, and teamwork. Ages 4–8.

Dad Bakes by Katie Yamasaki (Sept. 14, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-324-01541-3) celebrates the love between a professional baker father and his young daughter, who bake together at home as part of their day. Ages 4–8.

Only Ants for Andy by Jashar Awan (Oct. 12, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-324-01659-5). When Andy the very particular anteater goes for a sleepover with his favorite friend, Sam Sloth, he’s faced with unfamiliar things to play with—and strange new foods for dinner. Ages 4–8.

Poems from When We Were Very Young by A.A. Milne, illus. by Rosemary Wells (Oct. 5, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-324-01653-3). Wells brings her signature cast of animal and child characters to a dozen of Milne’s best-loved poems. Ages 4–8.

Racing Snow Mountain by Trent Reedy (Jan. 4, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-324-01139-2). In this wintry companion to Hunter’s Choice, Kelton Fielding enters the town’s snowmobiling competition and soon finds himself facing real danger. Ages 9–12.

Voyage of the Sparrowhawk by Natasha Farrant (Oct. 12, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-324-01972-5). In the aftermath of WWI, two children sail from England to France to find lost loved ones and a place to call home. Ages 9–12.

It’s My Whole Life by Susan Wider (Jan. 11, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-324-01545-1) shines a spotlight on Charlotte Salomon, an artist who created a series of autobiographical paintings while hiding from the Nazis in the south of France from 1941–1943. Ages 10–14.

Playing a Dangerous Game by Patrick Ochieng (Aug. 17, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-324-01913-8). A group of boys growing up in 1970s Nairobi race to solve the mystery behind their neighborhood’s “haunted” house. Ages 10–14.

Punching Bag by Rex Ogle (Oct. 5, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-324-01623-6). This memoir explores one teenager’s cycle of violence, blame, and attempts to forgive his parents—and himself. Ages 12 and up.

Feminist AF: A Guide to Crushing Girlhood by Brittney Cooper et al. (Oct. 5, $16.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-324-00505-6) offers an empowering guide to living your feminism out loud, from founding members of the Crunk Feminist Collective. Ages 14 and up.


Wait! What? by Dan Gutman rolls out Amelia Earhart Is on the Moon? (Sept. 14, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-324-01562-8; $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-324-01707-3), ages 7–10. And first-person narrative nonfiction series I, Witness launches with Accused: My Story of Injustice by Adama Bah (Aug. 3, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-324-01663-2), Hurricane: My Story of Resilience by Salvador Gómez-Colón (Aug. 3, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-324-01665-6), and an as-yet-untitled third book by Freshta Tori Jan (Jan. 11, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-324-01667-0), ages 9–12.

No Starch

Homemade Robots: 10 Bots You Can Build with Stuff Around the House by Randy Sarafan (Aug. 10, $24.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7185-0023-5) teaches beginners how to make 10 cool robots—all with materials found in most homes. Ages 10 and up.


Titles in Spanish

Leo se viste (Mr. Lion Dresses Up) by Britta Teckentrup (Sept. 27, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-84-17673-69-7); and Quizás... (Maybe...) by Chris Haughton (Sept. 20, $16.95, ISBN 978-84-18133-76-3), ages 2–6. Dos tortugas y un sombrero (We Found a Hat) (Nov. 15, $16.95, ISBN 978-84-18133-94-7), ages 2-7. And Un lobo con mucha hambre (As Hungry as a Wolf) by Silvia Borando (Oct. 18, $14.99, ISBN 978-84-17673-49-9), ages 3–7.

Bilingual Titles

Daniela the Pirate and the Witch Philomena (Sept. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-84-18133-32-9) and Daniela Pirata y la bruja sofronisa (Sept. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-84-18133-31-2) by Susanna Isern, illus. by Gómez, ages 4–8. That’s Not Normal (Nov. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-84-18133-23-7) and ¡Eso no es normal! (Nov. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-84-17673-73-4) by Mar Pavón, illus. by Laure Du Fäy, Ages 3–7. And The Ugliest Monster in the World (Oct. 4, $15.99, ISBN 978-84-17673-76-5) and El monstruo màs feo del mundo (Oct. 4, $15.99, ISBN 978-84-17673-75-8) by Luis Amavisca, illus. by Erica Salcedo, ages 4–8.

Bilingual Series

Egalité adds Benji’s Doll (Oct. 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-84-18133-40-4) and La Muñeca de Lucas (Oct. 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-84-18133-39-8) by Luis Amavisca and Alicia Acosta, illus. by Amélie Graux, ages 3–7.


Swish, Slosh by Deborah Kerbel, illus. by Jacqui Lee (Oct. 12, $10.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-4598-2623-6). A child and their dog delight in making noise in this board book comprised of onomatopoeia.

What Do You See? by Sarah N. Harvey, illus. by Jane Heinrichs (Sept. 14, $10.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-4598-2088-3). Rhyming stanzas ask readers what they see as a small child moves through their world. Ages up to 2.

When I Feel: Easy Yoga for Big Feelings by Kathy Beliveau, illus. by Julie McLaughlin (Sept. 14, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2584-0), teaches children some basic yoga poses to help them accept and mindfully manage their emotions. Ages 3–5.

Lentil Soup by Carole Tremblay, illus. by Maurèen Poignonec, trans. by Charles Simard (Oct. 12, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2701-1). A young mouse cleverly avoids eating his soup by distracting his older brother with questions about every single ingredient. Ages 6–8.

Guardians of Porthaven by Shane Arbuthnott (Sept. 14, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2704-2). Just as 15-year-old Malcolm prepares to take on the traditional role of Guardian of his city, he learns some shocking truths about his family. Ages 9–12.

Sorry for Your Loss by Joanne Levy (Oct. 12, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2707-3). Twelve-year-old Evie befriends a boy who is grieving the loss of both his parents. Ages 9–12.

Growing Up Trans: In Our Own Words, edited by Lindsay Herriot and Kate Fry (Aug. 17, $24.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3137-7), offers a collection of stories, essays, poetry, and art by transgender youth. Ages 10 and up.


Orca Echoes offers Jordan and Max, Showtime by Suzanne Sutherland, illus. by Michelle Simpson (Sept. 14, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2695-3), and Charlie’s Rules #2: Ruff Day by Sigmund Brouwer, illus. by Sabrina Gendron (Sept. 14, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2589-5), ages 6–8. Orca Footprints adds Upstream, Downstream: Exploring Watershed Connections by Rowena Rae (Sept. 14, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2392-1), ages 9–12. Joining Orca Think are Shelter: Homelessness in Our Community by Lois Peterson, illus. by Taryn Gee (Oct. 12, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2553-6), and What Animals Want: The Five Freedoms in Action by Jacqueline Pearce, illus. by Julie McLaughlin (Oct. 12, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2565-9), ages 9–12. Orca Wild expands with Conservation Canines: How Dogs Work for the Environment by Isabelle Groc (Sept. 14, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2160-6), ages 9–12. And Teen Astronauts by Eric Walters blasts off with Houston, Is There a Problem? (Sept. 14, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2873-5), ages 9–12.

Orca Currents welcomes Alien Road by M.J. McIsaac (Aug. 17, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2698-4), Kylie the Magnificent by Marty Chan (Aug. 17, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2807-0), and The Wherewood by Gabrielle Prendergast (Aug. 17, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2804-9), ages 10–14. New to Orca Issues is Urgent Message from a Hot Planet: Navigating the Climate Crisis by Ann Eriksson (Jan. 18, $24.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2632-8), ages 12 and up. And Orca Soundings delivers I Dare You by Jeff Ross (Aug. 17, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2801-8), Sink or Swim by Tash McAdam (Aug. 17, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2851-3), and Blood Donor by Karen Bass (Aug. 17, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2685-4), ages 14 and up.

Bilingual Titles

The following books are being published simultaneously in English and French editions:

Bedtime, Not Playtime! (Sept. 14, $10.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-4598-2673-1) and Trop Tard Pour Jouer! by Lawrence Schimel, illus. by Eli¯na Braslin¸a, trans. by Rachel Martinez (Sept. 14, $10.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-4598-3175-9), ages up to 2. Early One Morning (Sept. 14, $10.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-4598-2670-0) and Trop Tôt Pour Se Lever! (Sept. 14, $10.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-4598-3178-0) by Lawrence Schimel, illus. by Eli¯na Braslina, trans. by Rachel Martinez, ages up to 2. Bailey the Bat and the Tangled Moose (Sept. 14, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2729-5) and Charlie La Chauve-Souris et l’Orignal Mal Pris, (Sept. 14, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3190-2) by Grant Lawrence, illus. by Noémie Gionet Landry, trans. by Rachel Martinez, ages 6–8.

Bilingual Series

The following series are publishing in French and Spanish:

Lucy Tries Sports unveils Lucy Joue au Soccer (Lucy Plays Soccer) by Lisa Bowes, illus. by James Hearne, trans. by Rachel Martinez (Oct. 12, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3169-8) and Lucy Juega al Fútbol (Lucy Plays Soccer) by Bowes, illus. by Hearne, trans. by Lawrence Schimel (Oct. 12, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3172-8), ages 6–8.


The Corinthian Girl: Champion Athlete of Ancient Olympia by Christina Balit (Oct. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-913074-72-2). An enslaved Corinthian girl shines at the Heraean Games for women and girls held at Olympia. Ages 5–7.

The Lost Child of Chernobyl: A Graphic Novel by Helen Bate (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-913074-71-5). The forest wolves bring a ragged child to the doorstep of two old women who refused to move out of the forbidden zone near Chernobyl. Ages 7–9.


Chaiwala! by Priti Birla Maheshwari, illus. by Ashley Barron (Oct. 15, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-368-2). When their train makes a 10-minute stop at the station in Jaipur, a girl and her mother hurry to get in line for a cup of milky spiced tea at the Chaiwala’s cart. Ages 3–7.

The Deepest Dig by Mark David Smith, illus. by Lily Snowden-Fine (Aug. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-419-1). Caden and his neighbor Martha unearth the giant bones of a prehistoric woolly mammoth in Caden’s backyard. Ages 3–7.

The Midnight Club by Shane Goth, illus. by Yong Ling Kang (Oct. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-394-1). At the stroke of midnight, two sisters explore the hidden wonders of their house in the dark. Ages 3–7.

Moon Pops by Heena Baek, trans. by Jieun Kiaer (Aug. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-429-0). In this spin on a Korean tale, the moon begins to melt on a sweltering night and Granny runs out to catch the moon drops and turn them into frozen moon pops. Ages 3–7.

Sour Cakes by Karen Krossing, illus. by Anna Kwan (Oct. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-397-2). A girl tries everything she can think of to cheer her little sister up, but nothing works—until the older sister empathizes with her sibling’s feelings. Ages 3–7.

Hold That Thought! by Bree Galbraith, illus. by Lynn Scurfield (Aug. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-294-4) is a story about how ideas form, grow, and connect us all. Ages 4–8.

The Sour Cherry Tree by Naseem Hrab, illus. by Nahid Kazemi (Oct. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-414-6). After her grandfather’s death, a girl wanders through his house discovering objects that stir memories of him. Ages 4–8.

Small but Mighty: Why Earth’s Tiny Creatures Matter by Kendra Brown, illus. by Catarina Oliveira (Sept. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-431-3), explores the ways that small creatures help our environment thrive. Ages 7–10.

Amazing Athletes: An All-Star Look at Canada’s Paralympians by Marie-Claude Ouellet, trans. by Phyllis Aronoff and Howard Scott (Aug. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-485-6), introduces readers to Canadian Paralympians and the sports they play. Ages 8–12.

Fred & Marjorie: A Doctor, a Dog, and the Discovery of Insulin by Deborah Kerbel, illus. by Angela Poon (Aug. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-411-5). This graphic novel tells the true story of Frederick Banting’s life-saving discovery of insulin in 1921. Ages 8–12.

Meranda and the Legend of the Lake by Meagan Mahoney (Sept. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-434-4). When her great-uncle dies, 11-year-old Meranda learns family secrets that put her in danger. Ages 8–12.


Farm Crimes by Sandra Dumais offers The Moo-sterious Disappearance of Cow (Sept. 15, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-442-9), ages 6–9.

Page Street

Clovis Keeps His Cool by Katelyn Aronson, illus. by Eve Farb (Aug. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-213-5). A bull faces off against a crowd of bullies and figures out how to manage his own temper. Ages 4–7.

Hornswoggled! A Wacky Words Whodunit by Josh Crute, illus. by Jenn Harney (Nov. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-284-5), serves up a mystery about a rascally trickster and their equally “tricky” words. Ages 4–8.

The Legend of the Storm Goose by Fiona Halliday (Jan. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-348-4) relates the legend of a magical bird that protects seafarers off the Celtic coastline. Ages 4–8.

Meena’s Mindful Moment by Tina Athaide, illus. by Åsa Gilland (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-286-9). An energetic girl learns how to calm down and be present in the moment. Ages 4–8.

Moles Present the Natural Tolls of Digging Holes by Springer Badger (Oct. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-287-6) is an underground exploration of the many holes humans dig and their environmental impact. Ages 4–8.

With Great Power: The Marvelous Stan Lee by Annie Hunter Eriksen, illus. by Lee Gatlin (Sept. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-285-2), spotlights the life of Lee, creator behind the Marvel comics universe. Ages 4–8.

The Devil Makes Three by Tori Bovalino (Aug. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-235-7). Tess and Eliot stumble upon an ancient book hidden in a secret tunnel beneath the school library and accidentally release a devil from his book-bound prison. Ages 14–17.

Anything but Fine by Tobias Madden (Jan. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-438-2). After a decade of ballet, Luca finds himself in the hospital with a metal plate in his foot and must figure out who he is without dance. Ages 14 and up.

The Ballad of Dinah Caldwell by Kate Brauning (Nov. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-312-5). Dinah is hell-bent on revenge against the man who killed her mother to steal her family’s well. Ages 14 and up.

Dragonblood Ring by Amparo Ortiz (Oct. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-316-3). Teen competitive dragon riders Lana and Victoria travel with their former team to Puerto Rico, where they find that dragons are being forced to fight in an illegal ring. Ages 14 and up.

The Lost Girls: A Vampire Revenge Story by Sonia Hartl (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-314-9). Holly teams up with the other past exes of her rotten vampire boyfriend to get rid of him for good. Ages 14 and up.

The Splendor by Breeana Shields (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-322-4). After a weeklong stay at the glamorous and magical Splendor, Juliette’s sister, Clare, returns from the hotel changed. Ages 14 and up.

To Break a Covenant by Alison Ames (Sept. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-206-7). An ex-mining town relies on its haunted reputation to bring in tourists, but there’s more truth to the rumors than most are willing to admit. Ages 14 and up.

Tonight We Rule the World by Zack Smedley (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-332-3). A bi teen boy with autism spectrum disorder fears that his relationships with family and friends will be tested when it’s revealed that he was sexually assaulted at a class event. Ages 14 and up.

Wind Daughter by Joanna Ruth Meyer (Jan. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-436-8). To save the North, Satu embarks on a perilous journey to reclaim her father’s magic, but she isn’t the only one searching for it. Ages 14 and up.


The Cow Said Boo! by Lana Button, illus. by Alice Carter (Sept. 14, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-216-5). A sick cow has a run-in with a sheet on a clothesline and is mistaken for a ghost because her stuffed-up nose turns every “moo” to “boo.” Ages 3–6.

Hello, Dark by Wai Mei Wong, illus. by Tamara Campeau (Oct. 26, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-221-9). In a reassuring bedtime book, a boy overcomes his worries by befriending the darkness. Ages 4–7.

A Smile by Raoul Follereau, illus. by Hoda Hadadi (Aug. 10, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-227-1). The power of a smile transforms lives in this modern translation of the classic poem by a beloved humanitarian. Ages 4–7.

Birds on Wishbone Street by Suzanne del Rizzo (Nov. 23, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-219-6). Moe introduces herself to a new neighbor from Syria and bonds with him over their shared interests in nature, birdwatching, and finding small treasures. Ages 5–8.

On the Line by Kari-Lynn Winters, illus. by Scot Ritchie (Sept. 21, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-218-9). A boy overshadowed by a family of skilled hockey players finds an innovative way to shine for his team. Ages 5–8.

A Sky-Blue Bench by Bahram Rahman, illus. by Peggy Collins (Nov. 30, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-222-6). Afghani schoolgirl Aria returns to school after being fitted with a prosthetic leg, but the school has no furniture and sitting on the floor is painful—so she finds a way to build her own bench, inspiring her classmates. Ages 5–8.

The Undercover Book List by Colleen Nelson (Oct. 5, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-187-8). An anonymous correspondence between two seventh graders becomes an unlikely friendship after they start leaving notes in a school library book. Ages 8–12.


Weather Days by Deborah Kerbel, illus. by Miki Sato, breezes along with Windy Days (Oct. 5, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-217-2), ages 2–5. And Big, Little Concepts by Victoria Allenby expands with Listen Up! Train Song (Aug. 10, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-213-4), ages 7–10.


Queen’s Favorite Witch by Benjamin Dickson, illus. by Rachael Smith (Oct. 19, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0722-4). Precocious, down-on-her-luck witch Daisy is thrust into the world of royal intrigue when she applies to become the Queen’s Favorite Witch. Ages 7–12.


Astro Mouse and Light Bulb by Fermin Solis adds Astro Mouse and Light Bulb #2 (Dec. 7, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0726-2), ages 7–10. Magical History Tour by Fabrice Erre, illus. by Sylvain Savoia, rolls on with Albert Einstein (Sept. 28, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0772-9), The Crusades (Aug. 10, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0714-9), and The Plague (Nov. 30, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0773-6), ages 7–12. Melowy by Cortney Faye Powell, illus. by Ryan Jampole welcomes Meloween (Aug. 31, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0487-2), ages 7–12.

Asterix returns in Asterix Omnibus #5: Collecting Asterix and the Cauldron, Asterix in Spain, and Asterix and the Roman Agent (Aug. 17, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0694-4), Asterix Omnibus #6: Collecting Asterix in Switzerland, the Mansions of the Gods, and Asterix and the Laurel Wreath (Oct. 5, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0702-6), and Asterix Omnibus #7 (Dec. 14, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0728-6) by René Goscinny, illus. by Albert Uderzo, ages 7–12.

Dance Class Graphic Novels by Beka delivers The New Girl (Nov. 23, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0883-2), ages 7–12. Dinosaur Explorers trek on in King of the Seas (Sept. 7, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0712-5) by Air Team and Redcode, ages 7–12. Geronimo Stilton Reporter Graphic Novels gains The Mask of Rat Jit-Su by Geronimo Stilton (Nov. 16, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0729-3), ages 7–12. Gillbert by Art Baltazar grows with The Island of the Orange Turtles (Oct. 26, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0718-7), ages 7–12. And new to Loud House are Lucy Rolls the Dice (Aug. 24, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0704-0), Love Out Loud (Dec. 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0853-5), and Guessing Games (Nov. 30, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0724-8), ages 7–12.

School for Extraterrestrial Girls by Jeremy Whitley issues Girls Take Flight (Oct. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0695-1), ages 7–12. Smurfs Graphic Novels by Peyo offers Smurfette in Charge and Other Stories (Oct. 12, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0720-0) and The Crow in Smurfy Grove and Other Stories (Dec. 21, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0757-6), ages 7–12. And Lola’s Super Club by Christine Beigel, illus. by Pierre Foiullet, serves up My Substitute Teacher Is a Witch (Aug. 3, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0636-4), ages 8–11.


The Raven and the Dove, the Big Fish, and the Stubborn Donkey: Stories of Animals from the Bible by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, illus. by Roy DeLeon (Oct. 19, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64060-663-0), offers three tales spotlighting biblical animal heroes. Ages 6–9.


The Pope’s Cat by Jon M. Sweeney, illus. by Roy DeLeon, continues with Before Margaret Met the Pope: A Conclave Story (Oct. 26, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64060-502-2), ages 6–10.


Construction Songs!, illus. by Tommy Doyle (Sept. 30, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-458-7), is a six-button sound book. Ages 2–6.


Chicken Come Home by Polly Faber, illus. by Briony May Smith (Aug. 10, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-84365-504-6). Dolly the chicken chooses a place to roost that takes her far from home and puts her in danger. Ages 3–6.

This Book Is Not a Bedtime Story by Eoin McLaughlin, illus. by Rob Starling (Sept. 7, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-84365-506-0). A group of monsters try to be scary but are actually cute and cuddly. Ages 3–6.

Where’s Brian’s Bottom? A Veeerrry Long Fold Out Book by Rob Jones (Sept. 21, $9.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-84365-466-7). A very long dog looks for his rear end through every room in the house. Ages 3–6.

Georgie Grows a Dragon! by Emma Lazell (Aug. 24, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-84365-505-3). One morning a young gardener named Georgie finds she’s grown a dragon. Ages 4–8.

The Hideaway by Pam Smy (Sept. 7, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-84365-479-7). Billy runs away from home and takes refuge in an overgrown graveyard. Ages 8–12.

Protest! How People Have Come Together to Change the World by Alice and Emily Haworth-Booth (Sept. 7, $22.5, ISBN 978-1-84365-512-1) presents a history of peaceful protest. Ages 9–13.


Hey! Colorful Mystery by Kate Read (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-327-4). A mysterious rumor goes awry among a sea of fish. Ages 2–6.

Red Truck, Yellow Truck by Michelle Robinson, illus. by Jez Tuya (Aug. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-302-1). A coloful cast of vehicles push and pull, heave and tow throughout their hardworking day. Ages 3–7.

Boo Stew by Donna L. Washington, illus. by Jeffrey Ebbeler (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-221-5). This fractured fairy tale puts a diverse, imaginative twist on the classic “Goldilocks,” featuring a clever, can-do protagonist. Ages 4–8.

Lana Lynn and the New Watchdog by Rebecca Van Slyke, illus. by Anca Sandu (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-196-6). Fearless sheep Lana Lynn is set to train her flock’s new watchdog, but will a case of mistaken identity derail her efforts? Ages 4–8.

The Littlest Yak by Lu Fraser, illus. by Kate Hindley (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-282-6), celebrates individuality, unique talents, and the importance of not growing up too fast. Ages 4–8.

A Shelter for Sadness by Anne Booth, illus. by David Litchfield (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-339-7). A boy creates a shelter for his sadness where he can visit it whenever he needs to, and the two of them can cry, talk, or just sit. Ages 4–8.

Now You Say Yes by Bill Harley (Aug. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-247-5) follows two orphaned siblings on a cross-country journey in search of their estranged grandmother, and their place in the world. Ages 10–14.

Pretty Rude for a Girl by Rebecca Elliott (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-148-5). Though Haylah is a comedic hit on her new YouTube channel, she wonders if her popularity will backfire. Ages 12–16.


About Habitats adds Tundras by Cathryn Sill, illus. by John Sill (Nov. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-233-8), ages 3–7. Joining Stanley Picture Books by William Bee is Stanley’s Library (Aug. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-313-7), ages 3–7. Where in the Garden? by JaNay Brown-Wood, illus. by Samara Hardy introduces Amara’s Farm (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-165-2), ages 3–7. Nina Soni is back for Nina Soni, Halloween Queen by Kashmira Sheth, illus. by Jenn Kocsmiersky (Sept. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-227-7), ages 7–10. And Fred Bowen Sports Story Series by Fred Bowen picks up Soccer Trophy Mystery (Sept. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-078-5), ages 7–12.

Series in Spanish

Stanley Picture Books by William Bee reveals Stanley y su camión de bomberos (Stanley’s Fire Engine) (Aug. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68263-296-3) and Stanley y su tren (Stanley and His Train) (Aug. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68263-297-0), ages 3–7.

Peachtree Petite


Discovering Nature by Cathryn Sill, illus. by John Sill, swims along with Curious About Fish (Aug. 1, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68263-212-3), ages 2–6.


Five Little Possums by Johnette Downing (Sept. 20, $8.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-4556-2633-5). Five baby possums provide the counting antics as they tease Mr. Alligator, “You can’t catch me.” Ages up to 8.

The Little Bead Tree by Erin Rovin, illus. by Tonny Martin Canales (Sept. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4556-2636-6). In New Orleans, a young oak tree asks Great Oak why it is so small in comparison. Ages up to 8.

Zoo Krewe by Kelly Murtagh, illus. by Samantha Aldana (Sept. 20, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4556-2631-1), is a Mardi Gras alphabet book. Ages up to 8.

Come ’n Git It! by Jennifer Coleman, illus. by Julie Dupré Buckner (Sept. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4556-2616-8), follows chuckwagon chef Cookie through his day filled with cowboys, lore, and cattle drives, along with a recipe for cowboy beans. Ages 3–8.

Rougarou Stew by Kat Pigott, illus. by Mason Sibley (Sept. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4556-2559-8). A plan to locate a rougarou (swamp monster) and make stew out of him goes haywire for a group of South Louisiana kids. Ages 3–8.

How to Decorate a Cypress Tree by Angelle Terrell, illus. by Camille Broussard (Sept. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4556-2622-9). Two children overhear there’s not enough money for a Christmas tree this year, so they enlist their marsh friends and use the bounty of nature to create a twinkling tree in the bayou to surprise their parents. Ages 5–8.

Twelve Days of Mardi Gras by Melissa Thibault, illus. by Nichole Dupre (Sept. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4556-2640-3), offers a Mardi Gras-themed riff on the iconic Christmas song. Ages 5–8.


Adventures of Randolph by Pat Hornsby Crochet, illus. by Sarah Gramelspacher, continues with Randolph Solves the Mardi Gras Mystery (Sept. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4556-2581-9), ages 3–8. And Alligator Slim Jazzy Journeys by Samuel E. Pittman II, illus. by Sheila Bailey, reveals Alligator Slim and His Snazzy Jazzy Band (Sept. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4556-2618-2), ages 3–8.



Mo Jackson is back in the game with Spike It, Mo! by David A. Adler, illus. by Sam Ricks (Jan. 11, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35270-0), ages 6–7. And Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum presents I Am Mary Shelley by Marilyn Easton (Aug. 10, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38260-8), ages 6–7.

Penguin Australia

Listen, Layla by Yassmin Abdel-Magied (Nov. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-76089-606-5). When Layla’s grandmother in Sudan falls ill and the family rushes to be with her, Layla feels torn between her Sudanese and Australian identities. Ages 12 and up.


Change Starts with Us by Sophie Beer (Dec. 21, $11.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-40610-6) celebrates small acts of green living that make a big impact on the environment. Ages up to 3.

Every Cake Has a Story by Christina Tosi, illus. by Emily Balsley (Sept. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11068-3). A girl’s delicious dream inspired by a recipe card comes to life., Ages 3–5.

Millions of Maxes by Meg Wolitzer, illus. by Micah Player (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32411-0). Max’s parents call him The One and Only Max, so he is in for a big surprise at the playground one day, when he hears, “Max, time to go home!” and two other kids come running. Ages 3–5.

The Night Wild by Zoë Tilley Poster (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55378-6). Canine friends Dog and Wolf explore the woods under the glow of the moonlight until the morning beckons Dog home. Ages 3–5.

Stretchy and Beanie by Judy Schachner (Nov. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11161-1). An independent cat and his young owner learn to respect boundaries in their friendship. Ages 3–5.

Téo’s Tutu by Maryann Jacob Macias, illus. by Alea Marley (Sept. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-1552-1). This story of a boy’s first ballet recital celebrates the joy of dance and being gender creative. Ages 3–5.

Time to Recharge, Harper! by Kelly Leigh Miller (Aug. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55330-4) puts a whimsically futuristic spin to the age-old dilemma of convincing nap-resistant kids that everyone needs to take time to rest. Ages 3–6.

Dinosaurs on Kitty Island by Michael Slack (Oct. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-10841-3). A playdate between intrepid kitties and cautious dinosaurs doesn’t go as planned. Ages 3–7.

Hamsters Make Terrible Roommates by Cheryl Klein, illus. by Abhi Alwar (Aug. 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32423-3). Two hamster roommates with wildly different personalities crammed in one cage—what could go wrong? Ages 4–7.

The Paper Bird by Lisa Anchin (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11022-5) shows readers how to find the beauty in imperfections and celebrate the joy of creation for creation’s sake. Ages 4–8.

Santa in the City by Tiffany D. Jackson, illus. by Reggie Brown (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11025-6). A girl’s belief in Santa is restored in this ode to the magic of Christmas. Ages 4–8.

Black Cowboy, Wild Horses by Julius Lester, illus. by Jerry Pinkney (Aug. 17, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-40618-2). This reissue tells the true story of Bob Lemmons, a formerly enslaved Black man who became a renowned mustang wrangler. Ages 5–8.

Cookie and Broccoli: Play It Cool by Bob McMahon (Sept. 21, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-10909-0). Best friends Cookie and Broccoli take on
popularity and overcoming obstacles together through kindness and laughter. Ages 5–8.

Because Claudette by Tracey Baptiste, illus. by Tonya Engel (Jan. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32640-4), spotlights Claudette Colvin, the teen whose activism launched the Montgomery bus boycott, and celebrates the power of collective action. Ages 6–8.

A Raven Named Grip: How a Bird Inspired Two Famous Writers, Charles Dickens and Edgar Allan Poe by Marilyn Singer, illus. by Edwin Fotheringham (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32472-1), relates the true story of how a love of birds connected and inspired these two literary giants. Ages 6–8.

A Is for Oboe: The Orchestra’s Alphabet by Lera Auerbach and Marilyn Nelson, illus. by Paul Hoppe (Nov. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55377-9), presents a portrait of the orchestra in all of its richness, using the structure of the alphabet. Ages 7–9.

Batpig: When Pigs Fly by Rob Harrell (Oct. 12, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35415-5) introduces a super-swine hero who boldly fights for justice, in between taking mud baths and eating tasty sandwiches. Ages 7–12.

The Renegade Reporters by Elissa Brent Weissman (Aug. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32303-8). When Ash gets kicked off her school’s news show, she becomes a renegade reporter—and makes a big discovery about technology and her fellow students’ privacy. Ages 8–12.

Saving Sorya: Chang and the Sun Bear by Trang Nguyen, illus. by Jeet Zdung (Sept. 14, $23.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35363-9). A young conservationist in Vietnam overcomes the odds to save and return a sun bear to its natural habitat. Ages 8–12.

Shirley and Jamila’s Big Fall by Gillian Goerz (Nov. 9, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55288-8). Shirley and Jamila are two girl detectives on a mission to stop their school’s biggest bully once and for all. Ages 8–12.

Otto: A Palindrama by Jon Agee (Sept. 28, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-4162-1) is a graphic novel told entirely in palindromes, following Otto and his pet, Pip. Ages 9–12.

The Lock-Eater by Zack Loran Clark (Jan. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-1688-7). A girl with the ability to unlock anything, including the empire’s darkest secrets, is recruited to learn magic and save a sentient weapon of war from his preprogrammed violent fate. Ages 10–14.

Burden Falls by Kat Ellis (Aug. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-1456-2). When someone close to Ava is brutally murdered and she is the primary suspect, she starts to wonder if the creepy legends surrounding her town are true. Ages 12 and up.

Hello (From Here) by Chandler Baker, Wesley King (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32612-1). This YA love story set during the Covid-19 quarantine follows the varied experiences of two teens in a profoundly stressful time. Ages 12 and up.

Huda F Are You? by Huda Fahmy (Nov. 2, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32430-1). Huda tries to define herself when her family moves to Dearborn, Mich., where she’s no longer the only hijabi girl in town. Ages 12 and up.

Both Sides Now by Peyton Thomas (Aug. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32281-9) is about a trans teen finding his place in the world as he navigates competing in the National Speech and Debate Tournament. Ages 14 and up.

When We Make It by Elisabet Velasquez (Sept. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32448-6). This debut novel-in-verse redefines what it means to make it, touching on themes of mental illness, sexual assault, food insecurity, and gentrification. Ages 14 and up.


Joining Ordinary People Change the World by Brad Meltzer, illus. by Christopher Eliopoulos, are I Am I.M. Pei (Sept. 28, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55601-5) and I Am Oprah Winfrey (Sept. 28, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40582-6), ages 5–8.


A Bird Will Soar by Alison Green Myers (Oct. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32567-4). A boy with autism uses his love for birds to navigate his changing world when a tornado damages their house and reveals family secrets. Ages 9–12.

Star Child by Ibi Zoboi (Jan. 25, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-18738-4) details, in poetry and prose, the young life of groundbreaking science-fiction writer Octavia E. Butler. Ages 10–14.

The Woods Are Always Watching by Stephanie Perkins (Aug. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42602-8). Two girls go backpacking in the woods of the Pisgah National Forest when their paths collide with a serial killer. Ages 14–17.


Winnie-the-Pooh welcomes Once There Was a Bear by Jane Riordan and A.A. Milne, illus. by Mark Burgess and Ernest H. Shepard (Oct. 5, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46191-4), ages 8–12.


Good Job, George! by Jane O’Connor, illus. by Andrew Joyner (Jan. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20563-1). The creator of Fancy Nancy introduces a boy picture book character. Ages 3–6.

Better Together! by Amy Robach and Andrew Shue, illus. by Lenny Wen (Sept. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20569-3). A family of squirrels and a family of chipmunks must find ways to live together in this tale about finding common ground and accepting and appreciating each others’ differences. Ages 3–7.

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Elfie Selfie by Jo Parker, illus. by Debbie Palen (Oct. 12, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-38442-8). On Christmas Eve, Elfie wants to capture the night in photos. Ages up to 3.

Happy Ear-Ster! by Jo Parker, illus. by Debbie Palen (Jan. 11, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-38438-1). Readers can search for the real Easter Bunny in this touch-and-feel title. Ages up to 3.

Peek-A-Boo! by Mike Guaspari, illus. by Dave Clegg (Aug. 17, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-38441-1). Young readers discover which “spooky” creature is hiding under the flap. Ages 2–4.


Llama Llama returns in Llama Llama Hide & Seek (Oct. 5, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-38415-2) and Llama Llama Time to Play (Jan. 25, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-38362-9) by Anna Dewdney, illus. by J.T. Morrow, ages up to 3. Little Engine That Could chugs along with Welcome to Colorado: A Little Engine That Could Road Trip (Nov. 16, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-38269-1) and Welcome to Texas (Nov. 16, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-38268-4) by Watty Piper, illus. by Jill Howarth, ages 3–5; and The Little Engine That Could: Delivery Day by Matt Mitter, illus. by Howarth (Oct. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22583-7), ages 3–7. New to Mr. Men and Little Miss by Adam Hargreaves is Mr. Impossible and the Easter Egg Hunt, ages 3–5. And Here I Come! greets Christmas, Here I Come! by D.J. Steinberg, illus. by Laurie Stansfield (Oct. 12, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09424-2) and Hanukkah, Here I Come! by Steinberg, illus. by Sara Palacios (Oct. 12, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09426-6), ages 4–6.


My Two Border Towns (Aug. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11104-8) and Mis dobles pueblos fronterizos (Aug. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32507-0) by David Bowles, illus. by Erika Meza, depict a boy’s life on the U.S.-Mexico border, visiting his favorite places on The Other Side with his father, spending time with family and friends, and sharing in the responsibility of community care. Ages 4–7.

The 1619 Project: Born on the Water by Nikole Hannah-Jones and Renée Watson, illus. by Nikkolas Smith (Nov. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30735-9). This picture book in verse chronicles the consequences of slavery and the history of Black resistance in the

United States. Ages 5–8.

How to Find What You’re Not Looking for by Veera Hiranandani (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55503-2). Middle schooler Ariel’s life changes when her big sister elopes following the Loving v. Virginia decision, and she’s forced to confront her family’s prejudice and define her own beliefs. Ages 8–12.

The Many Meanings of Meilan by Andrea Wang (Aug. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11128-4). When her Chinese American family moves from Boston’s Chinatown to rural Ohio, Meilan must contend with racism and changing family dynamics. Ages 9–12.

Troublemaker by Ibram X. Kendi and Nic Stone (Jan. 25, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46160-0). Based on the adult book How to Be an Antiracist, this guide offers advice on how to acknowledge, identify, and dismantle racism and injustice. Ages 12 and up.


J.D. the Kid Barber by J. Dillard, illus. by Akeem S. Roberts, picks up J.D. and the Family Business (Aug. 3, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11155-0) and J.D. and the Hair Show Showdown (Nov. 16, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11158-1), ages 6–8.



Baby Touch, illus. by Lemon Ribbon Studio, offers Happy Easter! A Touch-and-Feel Playbook (Jan. 11, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-241-53037-5), Merry Christmas! (Oct. 12, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-241-51486-3), and Shapes (Oct. 19, $5.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-241-50944-9), ages up to 2. Little World expands with Construction Site:
A Push-and-Pull Adventure,
illus. by Samantha Meredith (Sept. 7, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-241-51484-9), ages 1–3. And joining Ten Minutes to Bed by Rhiannon Fielding, illus. by Chris Chatterton, are Little Monster (Aug. 10, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-241-50942-5) and Little Unicorn’s Birthday (Sept. 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-241-51483-2), ages 3–6.


Daddy Speaks Love by Leah Henderson, illus. by E.B. Lewis (Jan. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35436-0), pays tribute to the joy and grounding that fathers bring to their children’s lives. Ages 3–5.

Earn It! (Aug. 24, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-40619-9) and Save It! (Aug. 24, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-40621-2) by Cinders McLeod introduce basic money concepts through the stories of bunnies learning about work for pay, and the power and satisfaction of saving money. Ages 4–7.

Negative Cat by Sophie Blackall (Aug. 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-25719-3). A boy loves newly adopted Max the cat so much, he’ll do anything to turn Max’s negative behavior into a positive. Ages 4–7.

Rosie the Truffle Hound by Jessie Hartland (Sept. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-54875-8). Rosie the truffle hound finds a yummy solution to the problem of not being able to safely eat the delicious chocolate truffles her family sells. Ages 4–8.

Sonny Rollins Plays the Bridge by Gary Golio, illus. by James Ransome (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-1366-4), celebrates this jazz icon and how he found an inspired spot—the Williamsburg Bridge—to practice his saxophone when his neighbors complained. Ages 4–8.

A Walk in the Words by Hudson Talbott (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-54871-0) vividly reveals the challenges—and ultimately the rewards—of being a nonmainstream kind of learner. Ages 4–8.

The Year We Learned to Fly by Jacqueline Woodson, illus. by Rafael López (Jan. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-399-54553-5). This companion to The Day You Begin illuminates the power in each of us to face challenges with confidence. Ages 5–8.

Born Behind Bars by Padma Venkatraman (Sept. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11247-2). Set in Chennai, India, this novel follows a boy who’s unexpectedly released into the world after spending his whole life in jail with his mother. Ages 10–14.

When Winter Robeson Came by Brenda Woods (Jan. 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-4158-7). In 1965, Eden and Winter set out to investigate the disappearance of Winter’s father. Ages 10–14.


Babies Love Animals by Susanne Konig (Jan. 4, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-40345-7). This wordless accordion-shaped board book showcases 20 different animal families drawn in bold black-and-white art. Ages up to 3.

ABC of Feelings by Bonnie Lui (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20519-8) provides a way for kids to explore the wide range of emotions they feel every day—complete from A to Z. Ages 3–7.

Goodnight Ganesha by Nadia Salomon, illus. by Poonam Mistry (Aug. 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20361-3), depicts the nighttime rituals of two children visiting their grandparents in India. Ages 3–7.

You Can Be ABCs by Robert White II and Robert Samuel White, illus. by Robert Paul (Nov. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40502-4). This book about the many careers kids can aspire to is based on the viral rap video by Sam White and his father, Bobby. Ages 3–7.

Ben and Emma’s Big Hit by Gavin Newsom, illus. by Alexandra Thompson (Dec. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20411-5), follows a baseball-loving boy with dyslexia who discovers a new way to look at reading. Ages 4–8.

Green Is for Christmas by Drew Daywalt, illus. by Oliver Jeffers (Oct. 19, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35338-7). When Green Crayon claims that green is the only color for Christmas, other crayons let him know that there would be no Christmas without them either, in this holiday story starring the cast from The Day the Crayons Quit. Ages 4–8.

Have You Seen This Book? by Angela DiTerlizzi, illus. by Tom Booth (Aug. 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11684-5). In an interactive book that breaks the fourth wall, a boy confronts a book thief when his favorite story is stolen. Ages 4–8.

Just Help! by Sonia Sotomayor, illus. by Angela Dominguez (Jan. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20626-3). Supreme Court justice Sotomayor takes young readers on a journey through a neighborhood where everyone helps each other to build a better world for themselves and their community. Ages 4–8.

Love Is Here by Mike Malbrough (Dec. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20352-1) follows a girl who embarks on a magical journey in search of Love. Ages 4–8.

My Love for You Is Always by Gillian Sze, illus. by Michelle Lee (Sept. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20307-1). A mother shares her love for her child as the two prepare a traditional Chinese meal for the family. Ages 4–8.

Oceans of Love by Janet Louise Lawler, illus. by Holly Clifton-Brown (Jan. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32675-6), spotlights the love between ocean mothers and their babies, big and small. Ages 4–8.

Over, Bear! Under, Where? by Julie Hedlund, illus. by Michael Slack (Sept. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20355-2). In this story of wordplay and unexpected friendship, pals Over and Under enjoy a day at the park. Ages 4–8.

There’s a Ghost in This House by Oliver Jeffers (Sept. 14, $27.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46618-6) is a picture book with interactive pages about a girl determined to find the ghost haunting her home. Ages 4–8.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Kid by Drew Daywalt, illus. by Molly Idle (Aug. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17132-1). When Clyde makes a wish on a star before bedtime, he doesn’t expect the star to actually show up in his bedroom. Ages 4–8.

Defending Champ by Mike Lupica (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-3692-2). In this follow-up to Triple Threat, Alex fights for the endangered middle school girls’ soccer team’s right to play. Ages 10–14.

The Last Weave by Andrew Zurcher (Dec. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-4164-8). In the conclusion to the Twelve Nights duology, Kay and Ell’s magical quest of imagination, adventure, and the power of storytelling comes to a close. Ages 10–14.

Catch the Light by Kate Sweeney (Nov. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35023-2). Marigold moves cross country with her family and finds herself falling for someone new who throws her whole life out of order. Ages 12 and up.

Chasing the Truth: A Young Journalist’s Guide to Investigative Reporting by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32699-2). This young readers’ adaptation of the authors’ She Said shares tips, insights, and best practices to inspire a new generation of investigative journalists. Ages 12 and up.

Cramm This Book by Olivia Seltzer (Jan. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35216-8). The Gen Z founder of the Cramm news outlet gives a look into the history behind the daily news that she reports. Ages 12 and up.

Living Beyond Borders: Growing Up Mexican in America, edited by Margarita Longoria (Aug. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20497-9), features 20 short stories, essays, poems, and more in an anthology that explores Mexican American experiences. Ages 12 and up.

Where Echoes Lie by Shannon Schuren (Oct. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51657-6). A teenage girl must solve the mystery of the ghost bride who has haunted her community in rural Kentucky for more than a century. Ages 12 and up.

Between Shades of Gray: The Graphic Novel by Ruta Sepetys, illus. by Dave Kopka (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20416-0). The award-winning novel set in Lithuania and Siberia during WWII is adapted as a graphic novel. Ages 13–17.

Margot Mertz Takes It Down by Carrie McCrossen and Ian McWethy (Nov. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20525-9). Margot, who runs an internet cleanup business, embarks on a quest to take down a revenge-porn site targeting the girls in her school. Ages 14 and up.


Seven new She Persisted titles featuring introductions by Chelsea Clinton and illustrations by Alexandra Boiger and Gillian Flint include Clara Lemlich by Deborah Heiligman (Sept. 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11571-8), Coretta Scott King by Kelly Starling Lyons (Jan. 4, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35350-9), and Helen Keller by Courtney Sheinmel (Dec. 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11568-8), ages 6–9. Kate the Chemist is back for Some Penguin Problems by Kate Biberdorf (Sept. 28, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35127-7), ages 8–12. Joining the Merlin Saga by T.A. Barron is Giant: The Unlikely Origins of Shim (Oct. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20349-1), ages 8–12. Pages & Co. keeps turning with The Book Smuggler by Anna James and Paola Escobar (Oct. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32720-3), ages 8–12. Ranger’s Apprentice: The Royal Ranger by John F. Flanagan gains Escape from Falaise (Nov. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11348-6), ages 10 and up.

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Smiling Mind by Jane Martino expands with Super-Me: A Book About Identity and Belonging (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-76104-006-1), ages 3–5.

Penguin/Puffin Canada

Great Too by Lauri Holomis and Glen Gretzky, illus. by Kevin Sylvester (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6561-5). This follow-up to Great, featuring hockey star Wayne Gretzky and his father, Coach Wally, focuses on building confidence and learning how to focus on the game. Ages 4–8.

The Puffin Keeper by Michael Morpurgo, illus. by Benji Davies (Jan. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7180-7), follows the enduring friendship between a boy and the lighthouse keeper who rescued him from a nautical disaster through many years, including the pair’s caring for an injured puffin, and the younger man’s being drafted to serve in WWII. Ages 9–12.


Misewa Saga by David A. Robertson gains The Great Bear (Sept. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6613-1), ages 10 and up.


Gladys the Magic Chicken by Adam Rubin, illus. by Adam Rex (Oct. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32560-5). Gladys the chicken unexpectedly finds herself on an epic journey during Ancient Times. Ages 3–7.

Calvin by J.R. Ford and Vanessa Ford, illus. by Kayla Harren (Nov. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-10867-3), in which a transgender boy prepares for the first day of school and introduces himself to his family and friends for the first time. Ages 4–8.

I Don’t Want to Read This Book by Max Greenfield, illus. by Mike Lowery (Nov. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32606-0), is a humorous picture book for every child (and parent) who thinks they don’t want to read a book. Ages 4–8.

Jan Brett’s The Nutcracker by Jan Brett (Nov. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-10982-3). Brett sets this classic tale in snowy Russia and adds whimsical touches to the favorite elements of the traditional ballet. Ages 4–8.

Nina: A Story of Nina Simone by Traci Todd, illus. by Christian Robinson (Sept. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-3728-3), tells the story of little Eunice who grew up to become the acclaimed singer Nina Simone, and of her bold, defiant, and exultant legacy of fighting for racial equality. Ages 4–8.

The Treasure Box by Dave J. Keane, illus. by Rahele Jomepour Bell (Jan. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-1318-3), focuses on a girl’s bond with her grandfather and how it evolves after his death. Ages 4–8.

Clarice the Brave by Lisa McMann (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32337-3). Young mouse Clarice must survive on a ship with her brother and fight off the boat cat, mutineers, and an inquisitive human prisoner. Ages 8–12.

The Hiddenseek by Nate Cernosek (Aug. 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-1676-4). A brother and sister are transported to a cursed world based on the game hide-and-seek, where they are pursued by a shape-shifting witch and the only way to get home is to win. Ages 9–12.

Dark Waters by Katherine Arden (Aug. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-10915-1). After a sailing mishap, three friends are shipwrecked on an island haunted by a monster on both land and sea, in this follow-up to Dead Voices. Ages 10–13.

What About Will? by Ellen Hopkins (Sept. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-10864-2). A family struggles when a brain injury leaves the oldest son with lifelong effects such as dementia, anger issues, and drug addiction. Ages 10–14.

Africantown by Charles Waters and Irene Latham (Jan. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32288-8). This novel in verse chronicles the story of the last Africans brought illegally to America in 1860. Ages 12 and up.

Beasts of Prey by Ayana Gray (Sept. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40568-0). Fate binds two Black teenagers together as they strike a dangerous alliance to hunt down the creature menacing their home—and uncover ancient deadly secrets. Ages 12 and up.

The Bone Spindle by Leslie Vedder (Jan. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32582-7). A young treasure hunter pricks her finger on a bone spindle while exploring an old ruin and is now stuck with the spirit of Briar Rose until she and a Prince can break the century-old curse on his kingdom. Ages 12 and up.

The Corpse Queen by Heather M. Herrman (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-1670-2). In this feminist historical thriller, a teenage girl starts a new life as a grave robber but quickly becomes entangled in a murderer’s plans. Ages 12 and up.

Sugar Town Queens by Malla Nunn (Aug. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51560-9). Fifteen-year-old Amandla and her best friends take on family secrets and the devil himself. Ages 12 and up.


Girl Stuff by Lisi Harrison gains Crush Stuff. (Sept. 28, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-9848-1501-9), ages 8–12. Good Dogs wags its tail for Good Dogs in Bad Sweaters by Rachel Wenitsky and David Sidorov, illus. by Tor Freeman (Sept. 28, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-593-10850-5), ages 8–12. Kingston is back in Kingston and the Echoes of Magic by Rucker Moses and Theo Gangi (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51689-7), ages 10 and up. And Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh adds The Righteous (Dec. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-1261-2), ages 12 and up.


Skater Baby by Jack Noel (Nov. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32454-7). A precocious baby sneaks away from her mother, snags a skateboard, and begins a daring joyride through the park. Ages 4–8.

Code Name: Serendipity by Amber Smith (Jan. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20491-7) focuses on family, friendship, and the special connection between a girl and her dog. Ages 8–12.

One Life: Young Readers Edition by Megan Rapinoe (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20341-5). Soccer champ Rapinoe’s memoir adaptation features her activism and her dedication to speaking out about issues of equality and justice. Ages 8–12.

The Sleepover by Michael Regina (Oct. 12, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11734-7). A group of kids tries to cheer up a pal with a fun-filled sleepover, but their plans take a dark turn when they discover his new nanny may literally be a monster. Ages 8–12.


The Coldest Touch by Isabel Sterling (Dec. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35043-0). Elise, who is cursed to see how people will die, teams up with her vampire girlfriend Claire to catch a paranormal killer. Ages 12 and up.

Devil in the Device by Lora Beth Johnson (Aug. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-3595-6) closes out the Goddess in the Machine sci-fi duology. Ages 12 and up.

Echoes and Empires by Morgan Rhodes (Jan. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35165-9). A snarky 17-year-old must work with an enigmatic criminal to cure herself of dangerous forbidden magic in this first book of a fantasy duology. Ages 12 and up.

The Girls Are Never Gone by Sarah Glenn Marsh (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-3615-1). Seventeen-year-old podcaster Dare takes an internship in a haunted house and finds herself in a life-or-death struggle against an evil spirit. Ages 12 and up.

Dark and Shallow Lies by Ginny Myers Sain (Aug. 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40396-9). In this supernatural thriller, Grey investigates the disappearance of her best friend in a small town deep in the bayou. Ages 14 and up.

The Falling Girls by Hayley Krischer (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11414-8). Best friends Jadis and Shade are torn apart by their changing friend groups in high school, and the mysterious murder of a cheerleader. Ages 14 and up.


An Archie & Reddie Book by Candy James, an early graphic-novel series starring two fox friends, debuts with I Really Dig Pizza! A Mystery! (Sept. 14, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35010-2) and We Will Find Your Hat! A Conundrum! (Sept. 14, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35013-3), ages 4–8. Jingle Jangle issues The Perfect Gift by David E. Talbert and Lyn Sisson-Talbert (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20390-3), ages 4–8.

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Get Together by Miguel Ordóñez (Oct. 19, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-38478-7). A cast of animal characters are formed one by one, piece by piece in this visual play on the interaction between shapes. Ages 1–3.

Families Grow by Dan Saks, illus. by Brooke Smart (Aug. 3, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-22367-3). This appreciation of love looks at the different ways a family can grow. Ages 2–4.

Web Opposites by Rob Hodgson (Aug. 10, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-22521-9). Spiders with personality use their webs to demonstrate opposites. Ages 2–4.

Olu and Greta by Diana Ejaita (Nov. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38490-9). Cousins Olu, in Lagos, Nigeria, and Greta, in Milan, Italy, discover that their ways of living and playing are quite similar. Ages 2–5.

Solitary Animals by Joshua David Stein, illus. by Dominique Ramsey (Nov. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38443-5). This nonfiction text contrasts animals who live in solitude with those who live in groups. Ages 3–5.

Three Ways to Be Brave: A Trio of Stories by Karla Clark, illus. by Jeff Eric Östberg (Aug. 24, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22242-3). Three relatable stories encourage young readers to forge their own paths of strength in times of distress. Ages 3–5.


Who Was? Board Books releases Who Was Celia Cruz? (Oct. 12, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-22362-8) and Who Was Walt Disney? (Oct. 12, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-22360-4) by Lisbeth Kaiser, illus. by Stanley Chow, ages 2–4.

Penguin Teen Canada

Walking in Two Worlds by Wab Kinew (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6900-2). An Indigenous girl and her new friend are caught between two worlds when their virtual game lives start affecting their real lives. Ages 12 and up.

Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao (Sept. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6993-4) is a mecha-filled reimaging of the life of Wu Zetian, the only female emperor in Chinese history, who seeks to avenge her sister’s murder by a patriarchal military system. Ages 14 and up.


Roald Dahl’s Colors (Jan. 25, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-46412-0) and Roald Dahl’s Opposites (Jan. 25, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-46415-1) by Roald Dahl, illus. by Quentin Blake, are concept books featuring Blake’s artwork from Dahl’s classic books. Ages 1–3.

Green Tractor by Kersten Hamilton, illus. by Valeria Petrone (Aug. 17, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-20237-1). A helpful tractor gets ready for Harvest Day. Ages 2–4.

What Will My Story Be? by Nidhi Chanani (Oct. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20506-8) encourages kids to be their most creative selves and to imagine all the places that their stories can take them. Ages 3–5.

The House of Love by Adriana Trigiani, illus. by Amy June Bates (Dec. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20331-6), is a mother-daughter tale about how a family comes together to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Ages 3–7.

Tomatoes for Neela by Padma Lakshmi, illus. by Juana Martinez-Neal (Aug. 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20270-8), tells an intergenerational story full of fun food facts that celebrates a family’s treasured recipes and culture. Ages 3–7.

Viking in Love by Doug Cenko (Dec. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20228-9). A Viking falls in love at first sight with bold and beautiful Ingrid, but must face his fear of the sea in order to woo her. Ages 3–7.

What I Am by Divya Srinivasan (Aug. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20401-6). A young narrator lists the various qualities that make her a unique individual and an essential part of the greater world around her. Ages 4–7.

The Biggest Little Boy: A Christmas Story by Poppy Harlow, illus. by Ramona Kaulitzki (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20457-3). While looking for a big Christmas tree, a boy learns that the most important thing to have is a big heart. Ages 4–8.

Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem by Amanda Gorman, illus. by Loren Long (Sept. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20322-4). In this book by presidential inaugural poet and activist Gorman, a girl leads a cast of characters on a musical journey, as they learn that they have the power to make changes—big or small—in the world, in their communities, and in themselves. Ages 4–8.

Show the World by Angela Dalton, illus. by Daria Peoples (Jan. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35139-0). In a book centering on Black children, a young narrator journeys through her neighborhood, encouraging readers to explore all the ways they can express themselves. Ages 4–8.

The Legend of the Christmas Witch by Aubrey Plaza and Daniel Murphy, illus. by Julia Iredale (Oct. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35080-5), reveals the story of Santa Claus’s much misunderstood twin sister, the Christmas Witch. Ages 5–8.

The Bookshop of Dust and Dreams by Mindy Thompson (Oct. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11037-9). During WWII, Poppy’s loyalties are tested when her brother wants to break the rules of the family’s magical book shop to save a friend. Ages 8–12.

Brackenbeast by Kate Alice Marshall (Aug. 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11705-7). This twisty fantasy adventure follows up Thirteens. Ages 8–12.

Children of the Fox by Kevin Sands (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32751-7). In this kick-off to the magic-infused Thieves of Shadow fantasy series, five young criminals are hired to steal a heavily guarded treasure from the most powerful sorcerer in the city. Ages 8–12.

The Hungry Ghosts by Miguel Flores (Sept. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47978-5). In a world where magic is banned, two young witches fight to help each other survive. Ages 8–12.

I’m Trying to Love Garbage by Bethany Barton (Oct. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20703-1) delivers a humorous and informative exploration of the history and future of garbage. Ages 8–12.

The Incredibly Human Henson Blayze by Derrick Barnes (Jan. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-3675-5). A Black hometown hero and football star takes a stand when one of his Black fans is targeted by the police. Ages 8–12.

Hush-a-Bye by Jody Lee Mott (Aug. 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20678-2). Hush-a-Bye, an old, broken doll that Lucy and her sister found in the woods, seems to possess extraordinary powers. Ages 9–12.

Nayra and the Djinn by Iasmin Omar Ata (Dec. 7, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11711-8). A Muslim American girl is helped on her journey to selfhood by a djinn. Ages 10 and up.

Scene of the Crime: Tracking Down Criminals with Forensic Science by HP Newquist (Oct. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47646-3) presents the history of forensic science, how to collect and analyze evidence, and what it takes to be a world-class, crime-solving detective. Ages 10 and up.

Akata Woman by Nnedi Okorafor (Jan. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-451-48058-3) closes out the fantasy trilogy inspired by African magic that began with Akata Witch. Ages 12 and up.

The Diamond Keeper by Jeannie Mobley (Nov. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-3744-8). Claudie’s life is turned upside down when she is trusted to help smuggle the elusive Hope Diamond across Europe during the French Revolution.

Edie in Between by Laura Sibson (Aug. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-451-48114-6). When grieving, budding witch Edie discovers her late mother’s magical teenage journal, her family’s mystical inheritance becomes too hard to ignore. Ages 12 and up.

Game On, edited by Laura Silverman (Jan. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35278-6), is a YA anthology of 15 stories all about games—from athletic sports to Dungeons and Dragons to truth or dare. Ages 12 and up.

Phantom Heart by Kelly Creagh (Aug. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11604-3) is a steamy YA romance inspired by Gaston Leroux’s classic The Phantom of the Opera. Ages 14–17.

The Hill We Climb and Other Poems by Amanda Gorman (Sept. 21, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46506-6). This collection includes the poem that Gorman read at President Joe Biden’s inauguration. Ages 14 and up.

The Other Merlin by Robyn Schneider (Sept. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35102-4). Teen wizard Emry disguises herself as a boy to take her brother’s place as Prince Arthur’s right-hand wizard. Ages 14 and up.

So, This Is Christmas by Tracy Andreen (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35312-7). In this YA romance, Finley tries to recreate an idyllic holiday in her hometown of Christmas, Okla., as everything around her goes wrong. Ages 14 and up.


Joining Llama Llama by Anna Dewdney, illus. by JT Morrow, are Llama Llama Colors (Oct. 5, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-35310-3) and Llama Llama Numbers (Oct. 5, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-35311-0), ages up to 3. And Madeline marches on in Love from Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans, illus. by Steven Salerno (Dec. 28, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-593-34983-0), ages up to 3.

Corduroy stars in Happy Halloween, Corduroy!, illus. by Jody Wheeler (Aug. 10, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-20376-7), ages 2–4. Secret Spy Society by Veronica Mang rolls on with The Petite Private Eyes (Nov. 30, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20438-2), ages 5–9. And detective duo Shelby & Watts solve their first environmental mysteries in A Mountain of a Problem (Jan. 25, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20535-8) and Tide Pool Troubles (Aug. 24, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20531-0) by Ashlyn Anstee, ages 6–9.

Frostheart Trilogy by Jamie Littler wraps up with Rise of the World Eater (Nov. 23, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-451-48140-5), ages 8–12. Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier, illus. by Douglas Holgate, rolls out The Last Kids on Earth and the Doomsday Race (Sept. 14, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-3537-6), ages 8–12. The Battle of the Werepenguins by Allan Woodrow, illus. by Scott Brown (Aug. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11426-1), is the final Werepenguin title, ages 8–12.

Series in Spanish

A Sports Baby Book takes the field with Football Baby (Sept. 14, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-20249-4) and Bebe Fútbol Americano (Sept. 14, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-35316-5) by Diane Adams, illus. by Charlene Chua, ages up to 2.



Eric Hill’s Spot turns up in Spot’s Train (Oct. 12, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-241-51960-8), ages 1–3; and Find Spot at the Halloween Party (Aug. 10, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-241-39240-9), and Spot’s Fire Engine (Aug. 3, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-241-39314-7), ages 2–4. And new to Peter Rabbit are Head Over Tail by Rachel Bright, illus. by Nicola Kinnear (Jan. 11, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-241-52537-1); and I Love You, Grandma (Dec. 28, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-241-47013-8) and I Love You, Grandpa by Beatrix Potter (Dec. 28, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-241-47314-6), ages 3–7.

Penguin Workshop

Merry Christmas, Gus by Chris Chatterton (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38477-0). A puppy friend tries to get grumpy Gus in the holiday spirit. Ages 3–5.

Mr. Boddington’s Studio: ’Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore, illus. by Mr. Boddington (Oct. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38407-7), reimagines the illustrations for the famous Christmas poem. Ages 3–5.

Go Back to Sleep by Zoe Foster Blake, illus. by Mike Jacobsen (Nov. 16, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38451-0). What happens when it’s the parents who just won’t go to sleep? Ages 3–7.

Dino-Zombies! by Rick Chrustowski (Aug. 10, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22476-2). The dino-zombies stomp and chomp through the streets on their quest for Halloween candy. Ages 4–8.

Endless Pawsibilities by Sean Charmatz (Nov. 2, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22379-6) is a book filled with puns and feline pals. Ages 4–8.

The Me Tree by Ashley Belote (Nov. 2, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38485-5). When a bear finally finds his own tree, he discovers that this perfect house may be home to a number of uninvited guests. Ages 4–8.

Beaky Barnes: Egg on the Loose by David Ezra Stein (Oct. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09476-1) launches a graphic novel series starting Beaky Barnes, a no-nonsense chicken who’s determined to save her desirable egg. Ages 8–12.

Louie and Bear in the Land of Anything Goes by Brady Smith (Oct. 19, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22415-1). In this graphic novel, Louie and his pet hamster get sucked through a portal into a bizarre land where anything can happen. Ages 8–12.

When Carrot Met Cookie by Erica S. Perl, illus. by Jonathan Fenske (Sept. 28, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22631-5). Can a vegetable and a dessert really be friends? Ages 8–12.

Dark Hearts: The World’s Most Famous Horror Writers by Jim Gigliotti, illus. by Karl James Mountford (Dec. 28, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22278-2), gathers 14 short biographies of the world’s best-known horror writers, including Stephen King, Mary Shelley, and R.L. Stine. Ages 10–14.

This Town Is a Nightmare by M.K. Krys (Aug. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09717-5). In the sequel to This Town Is Not All Right, Beacon, Everleigh, and Arthur think they’ve left the horror of Driftwood Harbor behind them, but the worst is yet to come. Ages 10–14.


Flubby features in Flubby Will Not Go to Sleep (Sept. 21, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38284-4) and Flubby Will Not Take a Bath (Sept. 21, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38287-5) by J.E. Morris, ages 5–7. Jada Jones is back in Sky Watcher by Kelly Starling Lyons, illus. by Nneka Myers (Nov. 9, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22647-6), ages 6–8. And The Treasure Troop takes on their last mystery in The Final Treasure by Dori Hillestad Butler, illus. by Tim Budgen (Oct. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09492-1), ages 7–10.

What Is the Story Of? rolls on with What Is the Story of the Mummy? by Sheila Keenan (Aug. 17, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8849-0), ages 8–11; and What Is the Story of Captain Kirk? by M.D. Payne, illus. by Robert Squier (Dec. 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9115-5), ages 8–12. New to Who Was? is Who Was David Bowie? by Margaret Gurevich, illus. by Andrew Thomson (Nov. 9, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8757-8), ages 8–11; and The Who Was? Trivia Book by Brian Elling (Jan. 18, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22223-2), Who Were Stanley and Livingstone? by Jim Gigliotti, illus. by David Malan (Dec. 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-399-54421-7), and Who Were the Navajo Code Talkers? by James Buckley, illus. by Gregory Copeland (Dec. 28, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-399-54266-4), ages 8–12.

American Horse Tales gallops along with Camp Mah Tovu by Yael Mermelstein (Nov. 2, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22533-2) and North Shore by Jennifer Camiccia (Nov. 2, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22531-8), ages 8–12. Joining Eat Bugs by Laura D’Asaro et al., illus. by Vanessa Flores, is Pitch Partners (Sept. 21, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09619-2), ages 8–12. Locker 37 by Aaron Starmer, illus. by Courtney La Forest, reveals The Interdimensional Fish Sticks (Aug. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22231-7), ages 8–12. And Ultimate Quick Quizzes by Rachel McMahon launches with four titles, including Eat, Sleep, Quiz, Rinse, Repeat (Oct. 5, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22564-6), Let’s Get Quizzical (Aug. 3, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22563-9), and The Most Quizzical Time of the Year (Oct. 5, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22566-0), ages 8–12.

What Was? welcomes What Are the Winter Olympics? by Gail Herman, illus. by Jake Murray (Oct. 12, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09377-1), What Was the Harlem Renaissance? by Sherri L. Smith, illus. by Tim Foley (Dec. 28, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22591-2), and What Was the Plague? by Roberta Edwards, illus. by Dede Putra (Nov. 9, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38366-7), ages 8–12. Who HQ Graphic Novels launches with Who Sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott? Rosa Parks by Insha Fitzpatrick, illus. by Abelle Hayford (Oct. 12, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22447-2), Who Was the First Man on the Moon? Neil Armstrong by Nathan Page, illus. by Drew Shannon (Oct. 12, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22444-1), and Who Was the Girl Warrior of France? Joan of Arc by Sarah Winifred Searle, illus. by Maria Capelle Frantz, ages 8–12. New to Who HQ Now are What Is Black Lives Matter? by Lakita Wilso, illus. by Gregory Copeland (Jan. 4, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38590-6) and Who Is Tom Brady? by James Buckley, illus. by Gregory Copeland (Aug. 24, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38742-9), ages 8–12. And Zoo Patrol Squad by Brett Bean greets A New Sheriff in Town (Oct. 5, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22660-5), ages 8–12.

You Are the Classics ramps up with Frankenstein: Your Classics. Your Choices. by Mary Shelley, M.D. Payne (Aug. 17, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09592-8), ages 9–12. Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat is back in Revenge of the Kitten Queen by Johnny Marciano and Emily Chenoweth, illus. by Robb Mommaerts (Aug. 17, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09624-6), ages 10 and up. Flyy Girls takes off with Ashley Woodfolk in Tobyn: The It Girl (Aug. 31, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09611-6), ages 12–17. And Pocket Change Collective picks up Food-Related Stories by Gaby Melian, illus. by Ashley Lukashevsky (Nov. 2, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22349-9), ages 12 and up.

Penguin/World of Eric Carle


World of Eric Carle by Eric Carle expands with The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eats Breakfast: A Counting Book (Oct. 19, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-22693-3), ages up to 3; and How Does a Caterpillar Change? Life Cycles with the Very Hungry Caterpillar (Jan. 18, $4.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-38560-9) and How Does an Egg Hatch? Life Cycles with the Very Hungry Caterpillar (Jan. 18, $4.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-38561-6), ages 1–3.

Peter Pauper

Maya’s Treasure by Laurie Smollett Kutscera (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4413-3762-7). A girl is determined to craft a treasure from cast-off bits of seashell. Ages 3–8.


Board Books by Simon Abbott builds with My First ABCs Padded Board Book (Aug. 1, $5.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4413-3678-1), ages up to 4. And 100 Questions by Abbott adds 100 Questions About How Things Work! (Aug. 1, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4413-3696-5) and 100 Questions About Women Who Dared! (Sept. 1, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4413-3697-2), ages 7–12.

Phoenix International/Cardinal Media

Dandelion Oldie by Jin Bo, illus. by Gao Qing (Sept. 14, $20.99, ISBN 978-1-64996-174-7). A dandelion seed offers advice on what it takes to feel young again. Ages 4–8.

Drew Loves to Draw by Guo Qinghua, illus. by Huang Lili (Sept. 14, $20.99, ISBN 978-1-64996-172-3). Friends share wise words about why you should practice doing the things that you love. Ages 4–8.

The Magic Kite by Bing Bo, illus. by Gui Tuzi (Sept. 14, $20.99, ISBN 978-1-64996-173-0), depicts how a bit of magic can overcome the biggest obstacles. Ages 4–8.

Umbrella Over Berlin by Cao Wenxuan, illus. by Pan Jian and Pan Ying (Sept. 14, $20.99, ISBN 978-1-64996-171-6). An umbrella tours the sights in Berlin. Ages 4–8.

Phoenix International/PI Kids

Sesame Street: Another Monster at the End of This Sound Book by Jon Stone, illus. by Michael Smollin (Oct. 22, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5999-2). Grover and Elmo feature in the sequel to The Monster at the End of This Sound Book. Ages 3–5.

Paw Patrol: Let’s Wash Up (Nov. 16, $15.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6164-3). The pups get clean following the “Wash Your Hands” song. Ages 3–6.

Disney Pixar: Who Do You See? (Oct. 19, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5884-1). Readers search for hidden details in classic movie settings. Ages 4–6.

Disney Encanto: Little Sound Book (Nov. 24, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6197-1). Children can press seven buttons to add sounds to the story adaptation of Disney’s Encanto. Ages 4–8.


First Look and Find greets Spidey & His Amazing Friends (Oct. 5, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-5997-8), ages 1–4. Disney Growing Up Stories gains 5-Minute Treasury (Oct. 5, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-6002-8), ages 2–5; and New Baby!, illus. by Jerrod Maruyama (Oct. 5, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6001-1), ages 3–6. Disney My First Stories offers On the Way with Mickey (Nov. 2, $5.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6078-3) and Winnie the Pooh Finds Friends (Nov. 2, $5.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6079-0), illus. by Jerrod Maruyama, ages 3–6. Take-a-Look welcomes Nickelodeon Blue’s Clues & You: Hot and Cold (Nov. 30, $11.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6043-1), ages 3–6. And Play-a-Sound presents Encyclopaedia Britannica Kids: Animal Sound Treasury (Sept. 28, $26.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-5565-9), ages 4–8.

Phoenix International/Sequoia Children's

Active Minds Kids Ask expands with five titles, including How Does a Roller Coaster Stay on the Track? (Sept. 28, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-64269-349-2), WHAT Makes a Skunk Stink? (Sept. 8, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-64269-352-2), and Where Do Dinosaurs Get Their Names? (Sept. 28, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-64269-351-5), ages 4–8. And

Phoenix International/Sequoia Kids Media

A Loveliness of Ladybugs by Kathy Broderick, illus. by Gabriele Tafuni (Sept. 14, $20.99, ISBN 978-1-64996-160-0), and A Wisdom of Wombats by Broderick, illus. by David DePasquale (Sept. 14, $20.99, ISBN 978-1-64996-161-7), looks at the words we use to describe groups of animals. Ages 4–8.

Wild Goose Chase by Broderick, illus. by Dragan Kordic (Sept. 14, $20.99, ISBN 978-1-64996-159-4), and Yakety Yak by Broderick, illus. by BlueBean (Sept. 14, $20.99, ISBN 978-1-64996-162-4), explore some funny animal phrases and the dictionary definitions that help explain them. Ages 4–8.


Super Funny Jokes for Kids offers six titles, including All in a Day’s Work (Sept. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64996-193-8) and How Funny Are You? (Sept. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64996-196-9), ages 4–8.

Phoenix International/Sunbird

The Ants Who Couldn’t Dance by Susan Rich Brooke, illus. by Paul Nicholls (Nov. 2, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5713-4). As the ants try to dance, they discover they are better together in this tale that shows the value of cooperation and teamwork. Ages 4–8.


Go Go Eco by Claire Philip, illus. by Steven Wood, greets Apple: My First Recycling Book (Oct. 5, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6046-2) and Tin Can: My First Recycling Book (Oct. 5, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6045-5), ages 3–6. And It’s Her Story introduces Dolly Parton by Emily Skwish, illus. by Lidia Fernandez (Nov. 2, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-6007-3), and Ida B. Wells by Anastasia Magloire Williams, illus. by Alleanna Harris (Nov. 2, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-6008-0), ages 7–10.

Pixel + ink


The Great Mathemachicken makes her debut in Hide and Go Beak (Jan. 4, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-032-5) by Nancy Krulik, illus. by Charlie Alder, ages 5–8. Trillium Sisters by Laura Brown and Elly Kramer, illus. by Sarah Mensinga, takes on Fashionable Disaster (Jan. 11, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-064-6), ages 7–9. New to Twig and Turtle by Jennifer Richard Jacobson, illus. by Paula Franco, is Time for Teamwork (Oct. 19, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-077-6), ages 7–9.

Cardboardia by Richard Fairgray and Lucy Campagnolo, illus. by Fairgray, set in a parallel world accessed through cardboard boxes, launches with The Other Side of the Box (Sept. 7, $20.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-040-0), ages 8–10. Carlton Crumple Creature Catcher returns in Reptoids from Space by David Fremont (Oct. 5, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-008-0), ages 8–12. Dolphin Girl by Zach Smith swims along with Eye of the Baloney Storm (Jan. 18, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-019-6), ages 8–12. And The Infamous Frankie Lorde stars in Going Wild by Brittany Geragotelis (Aug. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-057-8), ages 10–14.

PJ Library

Flip Flop Hanukkah by Danny Paller, illus. by Aya Gordon-Noy (Nov. 1, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-7343450-9-4) helps children embrace the excitement of Hanukkah as they play with flaps, wheels, and other interactive elements. Ages up to 5.

Laila Tov, Moon by Vivian Newman, illus. by David Hyde Costello (Oct. 1, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-7343450-8-7). A girl looks out her window each night to say “laila tov” (goodnight) to the moon, introducing readers to moon phases and the Jewish holiday of Rosh Chodesh. Ages up to 5.


Dot, Dot, Polka Dot by Morissa Rubin (Oct. 19, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-57687-996-2) explores the different types of vibrant fabric patterns found in the patchwork of a child’s quilt. Ages up to 3.

ABC Thankful Me by Kyaw Lin, illus. by Yuliya Pieletskaya (Nov. 2, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-57687-999-3). Children learn the alphabet and practice gratitude with this ABC book of everyday wonders. Ages 3–6.

Intergalactic Moving Day by John F. Malta (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-57687-995-5). As the clock counts down from 10 to one, a boy and his family in outer space pack up all their belongings in preparation to depart their home world for a new planet. Ages 3–7.

Just. Like. You. by Meredith Steiner, illus. by Avneet Sandhu (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-57687-985-6), follows a class of students discovering the various qualities that make each of them unique. Ages 3–7.

The Dream Keepers by April Hartmann (Aug. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-57687-987-0) emphasizes the importance of positivity and hard work in achieving your goals. Ages 4–8.

I Am Today by Matt Forrest Esenwine, illus. by Patricia Pessoa (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-57687-994-8). A girl realizes that she doesn’t have to wait until she’s grown up to stand up for what is right and make an impact. Ages 4–8.

I Love Vincent by Laura Ljungkvist (Aug. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-57687-986-3). Readers spend a day with Scout, a seeing-eye dog, and his human, Vincent, who is blind. Ages 4–8.

Prestel Junior

Where Is Everyone? by Tom Schamp (Sept. 21, $14.95 board book, ISBN 978-3-7913-7450-5). Schamp’s illustrations of everyday objects contain hidden and unexpected images like a monkey on a surfboard. Ages 2–5.

The Day Time Stopped by Flavia Ruotolo (Oct. 5, $14.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7489-5) depicts what’s happening in different places around the globe at the exact moment that time stops. Ages 3–5.

When I See Red by Britta Teckentrup (Sept. 7, $14.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7494-9). A girl experiences anger as a storm. Ages 3–5.

At the Height of the Moon: A Book of Bedtime Poetry and Art, edited by Annette Roeder et al. (Oct. 5, $24.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7480-2), is a collection of nocturnally inspired images and writing. Ages 5–9.

Is There Life on Your Nose? Meet the Microbes by Christian Borstlap (Sept. 7, $17.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7497-0) shows the diversity of these tiny beings and how they affect every aspect of our lives. Ages 5–9.

The Book of Labyrinths and Mazes by Silke Vry, illus. by Finn Dean (Sept. 14, $19.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7474-1), examines labyrinths and mazes in history and the modern world. Ages 7–10.

I Saw a Beautiful Woodpecker by Michal Skibinski, illus. by Ala Bankroft, trans. by Eliza Marciniak (Oct. 5, $16.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7486-4), is an eight-year-old Polish boy’s real diary of the summer of 1939 as WWII approached his country. Ages 7–10.

The Weather Pop-Up Book by Maike Biederstädt (Sept. 7, $25, ISBN 978-3-7913-7393-5) immerses readers in five electrifying weather scenarios, providing information on weather phenomena and commentary on climate change. Ages 7–10.

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On Baba’s Back by Marianne Dubuc (Jan. 11, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-61689-912-7) relates the story of a baby koala named Koko who is beginning to understand independence. Ages 1–4.

George and His Nighttime Friends by Seng Soun Ratanavanh (Oct. 5, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-64896-070-3). George learns to overcome his fear of the dark with the help of his nighttime friends. Ages 4–8.

Violet Velvet Mittens with Everything: The Fabulous Life of Diana Vreeland by Deborah Blumenthal, illus. by Rachel Katstaller (Oct. 26, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-64896-063-5), shows how Vreeland’s love of originality as a child persisted into her iconic career in fashion. Ages 4–8.

When I Am Bigger: Counting Numbers Big and Small by Maria Dek (Sept. 21, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-64896-036-9) features numbers from nine to 100 that skip ahead in non-sequential order so readers are challenged to count all the objects to get the right number. Ages 4–8.

She Heard the Birds: The Story of Florence Merriam Bailey, Pioneering Nature Activist by Andrea D’Aquino (Oct. 12, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-64896-050-5) introduces Bailey as the first person to study birds in the wild instead of shooting them and studying them in a lab. Ages 5–8.

The Book of Amazing Trees by Nathalie Tordjman illus. by Julien Norwood and Isabelle Simler (Sept. 14, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-61689-971-4). This guide covers the basics of tree anatomy, photosynthesis, the role of flowers, and more and features quizzes, seek-and-find scenes, and activities. Ages 5–9.

Pigology: The Ultimate Encyclopedia by Daisy Bird, illus. by Camilla Pintonato (Oct. 26, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-61689-989-9), delivers information on raising pigs as pets, for food, and as farm animals. Ages 5–9.


The Hungry Ghost by H.S. Norup (Sept. 7, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-78269-269-0). In Singapore, during the month of the hungry ghost, a mysterious white-clad figure leads a girl towards a family mystery. Ages 7–11.

The Queen, the Princes and the Mermaid: Hans Christian Andersen’s Most Enchanting Tales by Hans Christian Andersen, trans. by Misha Hoekstra, illus. by Helen Crawford-White and Lucie Arnoux (Aug. 31, $20, ISBN 978-1-78269-294-2), is a collection of well-loved tales. Ages 8–12.


Own Your Period by Chella Quint, illus. by Giovana Medeiros (Sept. 7, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-7112-5664-4), is a trans-inclusive, fact-filled guide offering positive, honest advice on managing and understanding menstruation. Ages 9–12.

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Croc O’Clock by Huw Lewis-Jones, illus. by Ben Sanders (Oct. 5, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7112-6439-7), reimagines “The Twelve Days of Christmas” starring a very hungry crocodile. Ages 4–7.

One Moment in Time: Children Around the World by Ben Lerwill, illus. by Alette Straathof (Sept. 21, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7112-6353-6), shows what 11 children in different countries are each doing at the same point in time. Ages 5–7.


Step Into... walks on with The Jungle Book by Carly Madden, illus. by Cynthia Alonso, (Oct. 19, $12.95 board book, ISBN 978-0-7112-6341-3), ages up to 5. Feeding Time by Carly Madden, illus. by Natalie Marshall, serves up Hungry Pets (Oct. 19, $12.95 board book, ISBN 978-0-7112-6721-3), ages 1–3. 5 Wild... grows with 5 Wild Animals, illus. by Margaux Carpentier (Sept. 7, $14.95 board book, ISBN 978-0-7112-6590-5), and 5 Wild Homes, illus. by Natasha Durley (Sept. 7, $14.95 board book, ISBN 978-0-7112-6593-6), ages 1–4. My World in 100 Words builds with My Home in 100 Words, illus. by Marijke Buurlage (Sept. 7, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7112-5717-7), ages 3–5. And new to In a Nutshell is 100 Things to Know About Art by Susie Hodge, illus. by Marcos Farina (Sept. 21, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-7112-6820-3), ages 5–7.


The Toys’ Christmas by Claire Clément, illus. by Genevieve Godbout (Oct. 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6639-1), tells how Santa makes sure he leaves the perfect gift for each child—with a little help from their favorite toys. Ages 3–7.

We’ll Be Together Again by Lucy Menzies, illus. by Maddy Vian (Oct. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6843-2), follows the parallel stories of Belle’s life in the city and Grandpa Jack’s life in the mountains in a double-booklet format. Ages 3–7.

If I Were King by Chelsea O’Byrne (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6404-5). Thomas reconsiders when his wish to become king comes true and he misses his home and family. Ages 4–7.

Love Grows Everywhere by Barry Timms, illus. by Tisha Lee, (Jan. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6422-9), connects the love that nurtures plants with the love that nurtures our relationships with one another. Ages 4–8.

Wolf Girl by Jo Loring-Fisher (Jan. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4957-8) is a story of overcoming the isolating feeling of being shy to find friends and discover your voice. Ages 5–7.

A Natural History of Magick by Poppy David, illus. by Jessica Roux (Sept. 7, $30, ISBN 978-0-7112-6027-6), presents a scrapbook cataloging the natural history of magick, compiled in the 1920s by the globetrotting naturalist Professor Conrad Gessner for his grandson. Ages 7–9.

Fairy Tale Land: 12 Classic Tales Reimagined by Kate Davies, illus. by Lucille Clerc (Oct. 5, $35, ISBN 978-0-7112-4753-6), opens the gates to the magical land where all the fairy tale characters live and provides a detailed map for each story. Ages 7–10.

Journey to the Last River by the Unknown Adventurer, edited by Teddy Keen (Sept. 21, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-5449-7) This fictional story set in the Amazon rainforest tells the tale of one of the Unknown Adventurer’s earliest exploits, launching a series spun off from The Lost Book of Adventure. Ages 7–12.

Welcome to the Future: Robot Friends, Fusion Energy, Pet Dinosaurs, and More! by Kathryn Hulick, illus. by Marcin Wolski (Oct. 5, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-5124-3), uses the trajectory of today’s science to explore what our world could look like in the future. Ages 9–12.


Little People, Big Dreams by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara welcomes Kamala Harris, illus. by Lauren Semmer (Sept. 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6582-0); and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, illus. by Judit Orosz (Aug. 24, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6470-0), ages 4–7. Story Orchestra by Katy Flint, illus. by Jessica Courtney-Tickle, plays on with The Magic Flute: Press the Note to Hear Mozart’s Music (Oct. 5, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6013-9), ages 4–7. A World Full Of... adds A Bedtime Full of Stories: 50 Folktales and Legends from Around the World by Angela McAllister, illus. by Anna Shepeta (Oct. 12, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4954-7) and A World Full of Journeys by Christopher Corr (Jan. 4, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-5619-4), ages 5–8. And new to Work It, Girl is Beyoncé Knowles: Rule the Music Scene Like Queen by Caroline Moss, illus. by Sinem Erkas (Aug. 3, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4947-9), ages 7–12.


Science Art and Drawing Games for Kids: 40+ Fun Art Projects to Build Amazing Science Skills by Karyn Tripp (Nov. 30, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7603-7216-6) delivers hands-on art activities that make learning about science fun. Ages 8–12.

Zero Waste Kids: Hands-On Projects and Activities to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle by Rob Greenfield, illus. by Alissa Geis (Nov. 2, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63159-941-5), teaches readers how to reduce, reuse, and recycle at home, at school, and in the community. Ages 8–12.


Lab for Kids expands with Weather and Climate Science Lab for Kids: 52 Family-Friendly Activities Exploring Meteorology, Earth Systems, and Climate Change by Jim Noonan (Nov. 9, $22.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7603-7085-8), ages 8–12.

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Lore of the Wild: Folklore and Wisdom from Nature by Claire Cock-Starkey, illus. by Aitch (Sept. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6071-9). This treasury of traditional folklore from around the globe reveals the influence of the natural world on daily life. Ages 6–12.

An Atlas of Lost Kingdoms: Discover Mythical Lands, Lost Cities and Vanished Islands by Emily Hawkins, illus. by Lauren Mark Baldo (Oct. 5, $27.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6282-9), explores lost kingdoms, phantom islands, and legendary continents once sought by explorers but now believed to be mythical. Ages 7–12.

Young Oracle Tarot: An Initiation into Tarot’s Mystic Wisdom by Suki Ferguson, illus. by Ana Novaes, (Jan. 4, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6377-2), provides a first guide to Tarot cards and readings for tweens and teens. Ages 9–14.


Friends Change the World issues We Are the NASA Scientists by Zoë Tucker, illus. by Amanda Quartey (Oct. 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6385-7), ages 5–8. How to Greet... by Donna Amey Bhatt introduces How to Greet a Grandma (Sept. 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6108-2), ages 5–8. Spin to Survive launches with Frozen Mountain: Decide Your Destiny with a Pop-Out Fortune Spinner by Emily Hawkins, illus. by R. Fresson (Oct. 5, $29.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-5521-0), ages 7–10. And 50 States rolls along with Only in America! The Weird and Wonderful 50 States by Heather Alexander, illus. by Alan Berry Rhys (Oct. 5, $30, ISBN 978-0-7112-6284-3), ages 8–12.

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Incredible Evolution presents When Plants Took Over the Planet: The Incredible Evolutionary Journey of Plants by Chris Thorogood, illus. by Hannah Bailey (Aug. 17, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7112-6128-0), ages 7–11.

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