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This Is a Gift for You by Emily Winfield Martin (Sept. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-1416-1) pays tribute to the simple joys of life and nature, and reminds readers that the greatest gift we have is time spent together. Ages 3–7.

Baby Chess by Sophie Pryce, illus. by Tim Palin (Sept. 7, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-43440-6). In this primer, little ones will learn the names of the chess pieces, how they move, and how to win the game. Ages up to 3.

Honest June by Tina Wells, illus. by Brittney Bond (Dec. 28, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-593-37829-8). When middle-schooler June’s fairy godmother “blesses” her with the ability to only tell the truth, everything spirals out of control in this series starter. Ages 8–12.

Strangeville School Is Totally Normal by Darcy Miller, illus. by Brett Helquist (Dec. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30950-6). This series launch follows Harvey on his first day at wacky and dangerous Strangeville Middle School, where things are anything but normal. Ages 8–12.

Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen (Nov. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12094-1). After making a deal with the gods, Simi has become a Mami Wata—a mermaid—who collects the souls of those lost at sea in this launch of a fantasy series inspird by West African mythology.


Dreamworks Trolls gains Happy Trollsgiving! by Mary Man-Kong (Sept. 7, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-43289-1), ages up to 3. Thomas & Friends rides the rails with All Engines Go (Sept. 7, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-43412-3), ages up to 3. DC Justice League unmasks The Justice League Saves Christmas! by Steve Foxe, illus. by Pernille Ørum (Sept. 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38082-6), ages 3–7. And Rugrats rolls on with Bestest Joke Book by David Lewman, illus. by Marcela Cespedes-Alicea (Sept. 7, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-38201-1), ages 6–11.

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Fly by Night by Tara O’Connor (Oct. 12, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-9848-5260-1). While out searching desperately for her missing sister, Dee discovers that something isn’t quite right in their town. Ages 13 and up.

Mayor Good Boy by Dave Scheidt, illus. by Miranda Harmon (Aug. 31, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12487-1). In this series kick-off, Mayor Good Boy, a dog, tries to fill his town with kindness. Ages 7–10.

Just Roll with It by Lee Durfey-Lavoie, illus. by Veronica Agarwal (Oct. 5, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-9848-9699-5). Maggie navigates the first year of middle school while dealing with her anxiety and OCD in this series debut. Ages 9–12.


Witches of Brooklyn by Sophie Escabasse welcomes What the Hex?! (Aug. 31, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-11930-3), ages 8–11. Yummy by Victoria Grace Elliott, blending facts, legends, and recipes, debuts with A History of Desserts (Oct. 19, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-12438-3), ages 8–12.

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The Creature of Habit by Jennifer E. Smith, illus. by Leo Espinosa (Oct. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17305-3). A very large creature stuck in his ways has his whole world turned upside down when a very small creature wants to deviate from the scheduled activities. Ages 3–7.

The Big Bath House by Kyo Maclear, illus. by Gracey Zhang (Nov. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-18195-9). A girl and her female relatives spend a joy-filled day at a traditional Japanese bathhouse. Ages 4–8.


Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang, illus. by Max Lang, greets Grumpy Monkey Oh, No! Christmas (Sept. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30609-3), ages 3–7. Joining Animal Problems by Jory John, illus. by Lane Smith, is Cat Problems (Aug. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30213-2), ages 4–8. And Uni the Unicorn prances on with Uni the Unicorn in the Real World by Paris Rosenthal and Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illus. by Brigette Barrager (Sept. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30680-2), ages 4–8.


Bok’s Giant Leap: One Moon Rock’s Journey Through Time and Space by Neil Armstrong, illus. by Grahame Baker-Smith (Nov. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-37886-1). Apollo 11 astronaut Armstrong’s exploration of the history of Earth is based on a speech he delivered when NASA gave him the rock he playfully named Bok. Ages 4–8.

Justice Is...: A Guide for Young Truth Seekers by Preet Bharara, illus. by Sue Cornelison (Nov. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17662-7), explains what justice is and what it takes to achieve it for even the youngest readers. Ages 4–8.

Killers of the Flower Moon: Adapted for Young Readers: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann (Nov. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-37734-5) introduces young readers to the Reign of Terror against the Osage people—one of history’s most ruthless and shocking crimes. Ages 10 and up.

Vinyl Moon by Mahogany L. Browne (Jan. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17643-6). A teen girl hiding the scars of a past relationship finds home and healing in the words of strong Black writers. Ages 14 and up.


Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood, edited by Kwame Mbalia (Aug. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-37993-6), features stories, comics, and poems about the power of Black joy by some of today’s top Black male and nonbinary authors. Ages 9–12.

Bad Witch Burning by Jessica Lewis (Aug. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17738-9). Katrell’s dark ability to summon the dead offers her a chance at a new life, but also reveals to her an even darker future. Ages 14 and up.

Lies Like Wildfire by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez (Sept. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30963-6). In this debut high-stakes thriller, five friends accidentally spark an enormous and deadly wildfire—and then lie about it. Ages 14 and up.

You’d Be Home Now by Kathleen Glasgow (Sept. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-70804-9). Inspired by Our Town, this contemporary story explores the effects of opioids on a small town. Ages 14 and up.

You’ll Be the Death of Me by Karen M. McManus (Nov. 30, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17586-6). Three old friends relive an epic ditch day, and it goes horribly—and fatally—wrong. Ages 14 and up.


Growing Great by Mechal Renee Roe (Oct. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-42890-0) features beautiful Black girls with natural hairstyles full of flowers, butterflies, and other garden treasures. Ages 2–6.

No Bunnies Here! by Tammi Sauer, illus. by Ross Burach (Jan. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-18135-5). A super-sassy bunny tries to save himself and his cotton-tailed pals from a wolf by conning him into thinking they are not bunnies. Ages 3–6.

Sister, Brother, Family: An American Childhood in Music by Willie Nelson, Bobbie Nelson, and Chris Barton, illus. by Kyung Eun Han (Sept. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-5183-3). Music legend Willie Nelson and his sister and bandmate Bobbie Nelson tell the story of their childhood and their lifelong bond built on a love of music and the unwavering support of family. Ages 3–7.

B Is for Broadway: Onstage and Backstage from A to Z by John Robert Allman, illus. by Peter Emmerich (Oct. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30563-8). From A for auditions to Z for Ziegfeld, this alphabet book features favorite performers, creators, theaters, and shows from Broadway. Ages 4–8.


10 Little Vehicles by Annie Bailey, illus. by Jeff Harter, revs up with 10 Little Tractors (Nov. 2, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-30133-3), ages up to 2.


The Poky Little Puppy’s First Easter by Andrea Posner Sanchez, illus. by Sue DiCicco (Jan. 11, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-9848-9250-8). The Poky Little Puppy celebrates Easter on the farm with an assortment of animal friends. Ages up to 3.


Pat the Bunny continues with Easter Egg Countdown, illus. by Gillian Flint (Jan. 4, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-42685-2), ages up to 3. And new Little Golden Books are My Little Golden Book About Betty White by Deborah Hopkinson, illus. by Margeaux Lucas (Oct. 19, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-593-43352-2) and My Little Golden Book About Dolly Parton by Hopkinson, illus. by Monique Dong (Sept. 21, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30685-7), ages 2–5.


Tia Fortuna’s New Home by Ruth Behar, illus. by Devon Holzwarth (Jan. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17241-4). A girl discovers her Jewish and Cuban heritage when her aunt moves to a new home. Ages 4–8.

Lotería by Karla Arenas Valenti (Sept. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17696-2). Life and Death walk into town, ready to determine the fate of an unsuspecting girl named Clara in this magical realist adventure based on the Lotería card game. Ages 8–12.

Long Road to the Circus by Betsy Bird, illus. by David Small (Oct. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30393-1). When 12-year-old Suzy meets a legendary former circus queen and her talented team of ostriches, she is soon caught up in the world of ostrich riding. Ages 10 and up.

The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne by Jonathan Stroud (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-43036-1). This series-starter introduces two unlikely allies—the outlaws Scarlett and Browne—who are about to become the most notorious renegades in all that’s left of Britain. Ages 10 and up.

Take Me with You When You Go by David Levithan and Jennifer Niven (Aug. 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-58099-7). In this story recounted in email exchanges, a brother and sister caught up in an abusive household confront secrets about their past that will forever change the way they think about their family. Ages 12 and up.


How to Win a Slime War by Mae Respicio (Sept. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30267-5). Alex and his father are relaunching their family’s struggling Filipino market, while Alex gets looped into an epic slime-selling battle at school. Ages 8–12.

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Snow Angel, Sand Angel by Lois-Ann Yamanaka, illus. by Ashley Lukashevsky (Oct. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12737-7). Growing up in Hawaii, Claire has never seen “real” snow, and that’s what she wants more than anything. Ages 4–8.

Alma Presses Play by Tina Cane (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12114-6). A teen girl, half-Chinese and half-Jewish, growing up in 1980s New York, must navigate her parents’ rocky marriage and the ins and outs of her group of friends—all while the soundtrack of her life plays on her cherished Walkman. Ages 12 and up.


The Blessing of You by Mark Batterson and Summer Batterson Dailey, illus. by Benedetta Capriotti (Sept. 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-525-65387-5), aims to help children see signs of God’s goodness all around them and encourage them to be kind to others. Ages 3–7.

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Friendship Is Forever by Patricia Hegarty, illus. by Summer Macon (Sept. 14, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-37714-7). Readers can learn new words while discovering the value of quality time. Ages up to 3.


Find Out About by Mandy Archer adds Families, illus. by Louise Forshaw (Jan. 4, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-37466-5) and Kindness (Nov. 2, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-37464-1), ages up to 3. Mindfulness Moments for Kids by Kira Willey, illus. by Anni Betts, offers Hot Cocoa Calm (Oct. 12, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-11987-7), ages up to 3. And I Love You Every Day (Dec. 14, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-593-37716-1) is An Every Day Together Book by Isabel Otter, illus. by Alicia Más, ages 3–7.


Dream Street by Tricia Elam Walker, illus. by Ekua Holmes (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-58110-9), pays homage to the Boston street and loving neighborhood where the author and illustrator—who are cousins—grew up. Ages 4–8.

Hope at Sea: An Adventure Story by Daniel Miyares (Oct. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-9848-9283-6). An ocean-loving girl stows away on her father’s merchant ship in search of adventure. Ages 4–8.

Tiny Cedric by Sally Lloyd-Jones, illus. by Rowboat Watkins (Nov. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-7072-3). A tiny king wants to rid his palace of everyone bigger than himself, until the palace babies teach him that it is the size of one’s heart that matters most. Ages 4–8.


101 Ways to Help the Earth with Dr. Seuss’s Lorax by Miranda Paul (Sept. 21, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-30839-4) offers simple suggestions for helping the planet that kids can follow themselves. Ages 5–9.

Cook It! The Dr. Seuss Cookbook for Kids: 50 Fun (and Funny!) Recipes for Kids and Grown-Ups to Cook Together by Daniel Gercke, photos by Christopher Testani (Jan. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-525-57959-5) serves up 50 recipes inspired by the work of Dr. Seuss, including Green Eggs and Ham. Ages 7 and up.


Dr. Seuss Discovers by Dr. Seuss picks up The Farm (Jan. 4, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-9848-2990-0), ages up to 3. And Dr. Seuss Sound Books by Dr. Seuss adds Dr. Seuss’s Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? With 12 Silly Sounds! (Sept. 7, $18.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-43392-8), ages up to 3.


The Inventions of God (and Eva) by Dave Connis, illus. by Amy Domingo (Nov. 2, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-23355-9) tells the story of a budding engineer/inventor named Eva—and the God who created her to be a lot like Him. Ages 3–7.

Shh... Baby Jesus Is Sleeping by Lisa Tawn Bergren, illus. by Laura Watkins (Sept. 7, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-23292-7) invites readers to snuggle in close and peek into the stable where the animals are celebrating the very first Christmas. Ages 3–8.


Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson presents Pembrick’s Creaturepedia (Sept. 28, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-525-65364-6), ages 8–12.

Rebel Girls

Questions for Rebel Girls (Oct. 19, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-953424-10-5) contains more than 300 kid-friendly questions inspired by real rebel women from the bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series. Ages 6 and up.


Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls welcomes 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic, edited by Lilly Workneh, foreword by CaShawn Thompson (Sept. 28, $35, ISBN 978-1-953424-04-4), ages 6 and up. And Rebel Girls Minis rolls on with Rebel Girls Champions: 25 Tales of Unstoppable Athletes (Sept. 7, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-953424-08-2), ages 6–9.

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Helper Hounds by Caryn Rivadeneira, illus. by Priscilla Alpaugh, grows with Brisket Helps Miryam with Online Learning (Aug. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-64371-080-8) and Louis Helps Ajani Fight Racism (Aug. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-64371-086-0), ages 6–9. My First Time Look! Books by Jeri Cipriano builds with six new titles including Getting a New Baby (Aug. 1, $25.32, ISBN 978-1-64371-093-8), Going to the Dentist (Aug. 1, $25.32, ISBN 978-1-64371-096-9), and Getting a Dog by Jeri Cipriano (Aug. 1, $25.32, ISBN 978-1-64371-092-1), ages 7–10. And Dead Max Comix by Dana Sullivan picks up Fur Ball of the Apocalypse (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64371-074-7), ages 9–12.

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Everything Together: A Second Dad Wedding by Benjamin Klas, illus. by Fian Arroyo (Aug. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-947159-65-5). When Jeremiah spends the summer with his father and his father’s new boyfriend, some new friends and an elderly neighbor help Jeremiah see that family and community are interconnected in unlimited ways. Ages 9–13.

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Cat and Dog: A Tale of Opposites by Tullio Corda, trans. by Taylor Barrett Gaines (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63655-002-2). Cat and Dog ultimately discover that they have more in common than they expected. Ages 3–6.

Before We Sleep by Giorgio Volpe, illus. by Paolo Proietti, trans. by Angus Yuen-Killick (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63655-004-6). A fox and a dormouse play in their forest home as the season begins to change from fall to winter and share one last story before the dormouse must hibernate. Ages 4–8.

Mister Fairy by Morgane de Cadier, illus. by Florian Pigé, trans. by Angus Yuen-Killick (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63655-000-8). Mister Fairy travels far from his forest home to find his own special talent. Ages 4–8.

Robin Robin by Dan Ojari and Mikey Please, illus. by Briony May Smith (Nov. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63655-009-1). A young robin is adopted by a family of mice, but she’s not as quiet as they are and always seems to wake the dreaded cat. Ages 4–8.

The Secret of the Magic Pearl by Elisa Sabatinelli, illus. by Iacopo Bruno, trans. by Christopher Turner (Oct. 12, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-63655-006-0). Hector fights to save his family’s business and his deep-sea diving dream when an unscrupulous stranger comes to their Italian coastal town. Ages 6–10.

The Legend by Jean Mills (Nov. 15, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-88995-640-7). A young hockey player finds a way to stay in the game he loves after an injury keeps him off the ice. Ages 12–16.

Second Chances by Harriet Zaidman (Nov. 15, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-88995-639-1) follows the experiences of a boy who falls seriously ill during the polio pandemic in 1950s Winnipeg. Ages 12–16.

A Soft Place to Fall by Tanya Christenson (Nov. 15, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-88995-638-4). When his nomadic father finally settles down in a small town, 14-year-old Creighton, who has no formal education, is placed in an alternative school for students who struggle with learning. Ages 12–16.

When You Least Expect It by Lorna Schultz Nicholson (Nov. 15, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-88995-641-4). A young competitive rower must reset her dreams after she fails to make the team going to the Olympic trials and faces a new family situation at home. Ages 12–16.



Design Genius Jr. picks up Adventures in Architecture for Kids: 30+ Design Projects for Steam Discovery and Learning by Vicky Chan (Oct. 5, $24.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63159-972-9), ages 7–11.

Sasquatch/Little Bigfoot

A Home Under the Stars by Andy Chou Musser (Oct. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63217-327-0). Toby feels lost when his family moves to the big city because he can no longer see the stars in the night sky. Ages 4–8.


Little Sumo by Sanae Ishida lands Sumo Counting (Sept. 7, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-63217-312-6) and Sumo Opposites (Sept. 7, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-63217-343-0), ages up to 3. And Larry Gets Lost by Eric Ode, illus. by John Skewes, adds Larry Gets Lost in the Library (Aug. 3, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63217-413-0), ages 3–7.


Clap on the 2 and 4 by The Great Amundo, illus. by Olivia Camille (Sept. 28, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7643-6242-2). This approach to music education encourages readers to clap on the correct beat by counting from one to four and clapping on the two and four. Ages up to 6.

P Is for Puffin: The ABCs of Uncommon Animals by Timothy Young (Oct. 28, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7643-6247-7) is an alphabet book featuring facts about some of the most unique animals of the world. Ages up to 6.

Space Aliens 1-2-3: Intergalactic Counting by Color by Timothy Young (Oct. 28, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7643-6246-0). Readers learn to count from one to 12 with aliens of every kind. Ages up to 6.

Fen’s Drop of Gray by Brian Wray, illus. by Shiloh Penfield (Aug. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6219-4). One tiny drop of gray overtakes Fen’s whole world, demonstrating how quickly feelings of sadness can turn into something more serious. Ages 4–8.

Love Is Everything by Charles Ghigna, illus. by Jacqueline East (Aug. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6223-1). This reassuring anthem reminds children that the world is full of love, kindness, and beauty. Ages 4–8.

Wild Animal ABC by P.J. Rankin-Hults (Sept. 28, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6119-7). Each turn of the page reveals a positive message from A to Z. Ages 4–8.

All the Things a Teacher Will Never Say by Noé Carlain, illus. by Ronan Badel, (Aug. 28, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6218-7), imagines what might happen if a teacher were to say all the things a child would never expect during a typical day in the classroom. Ages 5–8.

Rescuing Rumba: A Tale About Dog Rescue and Forever Friendship by Megan Rose, illus. by Carolynn Lemke (Oct. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6238-5), tells the true story of a homeless dog from the Dominican Republic who finds her forever home when she least expects it. Ages 5–8.

Christmas: 5-Step Handicrafts for Kids (Aug. 28, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6215-6) and Nature: 5-Step Handicrafts for Kids (Aug. 28, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6216-3) by Anna Llimós each present 14 themed crafts with only five steps and using everyday items found at home. Ages 5–9.

I Am Odd, I Am New by Benjamin Giroux, illus. by Roz MacLean (Sept. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6241-5), shows readers the world through the eyes of 10-year-old Benjamin, who has autism. Ages 5–9.

Like a Tree by Rossana Bossù (Aug. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6222-4) depicts the life cycles of various living things in nature, comparing the actions of human life to a tree. Ages 5–9.

Maps of My Emotions by Bimba Landmann (Aug. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6221-7) invites readers to immerse themselves in an exploration of feelings and a journey of emotional discovery. Ages 5–9.

Head-to-Head: 18 Linked Portraits of People Who Changed the World by Baptist Cornabas, illus. by Antoine Corbineau (Nov. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6226-2). Short biographies of two seemingly unrelated activists are presented side by side and then open up to a spread discussing their commonalities. Ages 7–10.


First Steps in Art moves ahead with The Journey of the Polar Bear by Cécile Alix, illus. by Antoine Guilloppé (Sept. 28, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7643-6227-9), and The Rolling Garden by Laurence Gillot, illus. by Lucile Placin (Sept. 28, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7643-6228-6), ages up to 6. And The Grumbletroll by Aprilkind and Barbara Van Den Speulhof, illus. by Stephan Pricken greets The Grumbletroll... Isn’t Grumbling Today! (Aug. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6220-0), ages 4–8.


Wonky Donkey’s Big Surprise by Craig Smith, illus. by Katz Cowley (Nov. 2, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-77999-8), is another silly sequel to The Wonky Donkey. Ages 3–5.

Might as Wool: Alpaca Funny Book by Ace Landers (Aug. 3, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-71753-2) puts alpaca humor front and center. Ages 7–10.

Scholastic Book of World Records 2022 (Nov. 2, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-76804-6) serves up new facts and stats in pop culture, science, tech, nature, sports, medicine, and more. Ages 7–10.

The Underdogs by Tracey West, illus. by Kyla May (Oct. 5, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-73272-6), kicks off an early chapter book series about the puppies at Barksdale Academy. Ages 7–10.

Animated Science: Periodic Table, illus. by Shiho Pate (Oct. 5, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-75365-3). The elements of the periodic table come alive in the first book in a nonfiction comic series. Ages 8–12.

The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh by Helen Rutter (Aug. 3, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-65226-0). Billy wants to be a famous comedian when he grows up, but his stutter stands in his way. Ages 8–12.

The Dog’s Meow by Michelle Schusterman (Dec. 27, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-61804-4). A kitten is adopted and raised by a pack of huskies in Alaska—and even develops some canine characteristics. Ages 8–12.

Escape from Chernobyl by Andy Marino (Dec. 7, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-71845-4) chronicles one family’s desperate bid to escape the deadly Chernobyl disaster in 1986. Ages 8–12.

Living Ghosts and Mischievous Monsters: Chilling American Indian Stories by Dan Sasuweh Jones, illus. by Weshoyot Alvitre (Sept. 7, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-68160-4), spotlights 32 spooky short stories from a number of American Indian nations. Ages 8–12.

Manatee’s Best Friend by Sylvia Liu (Aug. 3, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-66226-9). Becca struggles to make human friends at school as she searches for ways to save the endangered manatee friend who visits her dock. Ages 8–12.

Scholastic Year in Sports 2022 by James Buckley Jr. (Dec. 7, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-77025-4) collects the past year’s top sports stories. Ages 8–12.

Signs of Survival: A Memoir of the Holocaust by Renee Hartman with Joshua M. Greene (Nov. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-75335-6). In this memoir, Jewish sisters Renee and Herta are on a desperate run to find safety when their parents are taken away in 1940s Czechoslovakia. Ages 8–12.

Stay Alive: The Journal of Douglas Allen Deeds, the Donner Party Expedition, 1846 by Rodman Philbrick (Dec. 7, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-71908-6) captures the excitement, danger, and horrors of the pioneer Donner Party’s journey west. Ages 8–12.

Vacancy by K.R. Alexander (Nov. 2, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-70215-6) centers on a spooky hotel where guests do not check out the way they check in. Ages 8–12.

Kaleidoscope by Brian Selznick (Sept. 21, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-338-77724-6) presents the story of two people bound to each other through time and space, memory and dreams. Ages 10 and up.

Going Viral: A Socially Distant Love Story by Katie Cicatelli-Kuc (Nov. 2, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74519-1). When Claire’s fictional love story goes viral in the wake of a pandemic, the line between reality and fiction is blurred. Ages 12 and up.


Clifford returns for Clifford’s Snow Day by Reika Chan (Sept. 7, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-76475-8) and Happy Halloween, Clifford!, illus. by Jennifer Oxley (Aug. 3, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-71589-7), ages 3–5; and Clifford the Big Red Dog: The Movie Graphic Novel by Georgia Ball, illus. by Chi Ngo (Sept. 7, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-66510-9), ages 7–10.

Tie-ins to Netflix’s Gabby’s Dollhouse include Cat-tastic Heroes to the Rescue (Aug. 3, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-64158-5), Mixed-Up Dollhouse by Violet Zhang (Nov. 2, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-64169-1), and Welcome to Gabby’s Dollhouse (Aug. 3, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74516-0), ages 3–5. Grumpy Unicorn greets Why Is Baby Grumpy? by Joey Spiotto (Aug. 3, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-73997-8), ages 3–5. And Paw Patrol picks up Ultimate Rescue (Oct. 5, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74328-9), ages 3–5; and Spin and Play (Aug. 3, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-73037-1), ages 4–6.

New Acorn titles are Princess Truly: I Am a Good Friend! (Aug. 3, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-67679-2) and Princess Truly: I Am Brave! (Nov. 2, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-67689-1) by Kelly Greenawalt, illus. by Amariah Rauscher, ages 4–6; and Fairy Light Friends: Full Moon Party by Jessica Young, illus. by Marie Vanderbemden (Oct. 19, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-59658-8), ages 5–7.

Joining Branches are Owl Diaries: Eva’s New Pet by Rebecca Elliott (Sept. 28, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74537-5), Press Start! Super Cheat Codes and Secret Modes! by Thomas Flintham (Dec. 7, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-56902-5), and Unicorn Diaries: Bo and the Merbaby by Rebecca Elliott (Aug. 3, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74554-2), ages 5–7; and Diary of a Pug: Scaredy-Pug by Kyla May, illus. by Kyla May (Sept. 7, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-71344-2), The Last Firehawk: The Secret Maze by Katrina Charman, illus. by Judit Tondora (Nov. 2, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-56537-9), and Pixie Tricks: The Halloween Goblin by Tracey West (Sept. 7, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-62787-9), ages 6–8.

New Friends tie-ins are Life Is Better with Friends by Micol Ostow (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-78730-6), ages 5–7. Bad Food debuts with Game of Scones by Eric Luper, illus. by Joe Whale (Sept. 28, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-73035-7), ages 6–8. Captain Underpants continues with The Xtreme Xploits of the Xplosive Xmas by Meredith Rusu (Sept. 7, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-75379-0), ages 6–8. And If You issues If You Lived During the Plimoth Thanksgiving by Chris Newell, illus. by Winona Nelson (Oct. 5, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-72636-7), ages 6–8.

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe reveals Heroes and Villains Guidebook by Kiel Phegley (Oct. 5, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-76085-9), ages 7–10. I Survived True Stories by Lauren Tarshis adds Animal Survivors (Nov. 2, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-31794-7), ages 7–10. And action-comedy series Total Mayhem by Ralph Lazar launches with Monday: Into the Cave of Thieves (Aug. 3, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-77037-7), Tuesday: The Curse of the Blue Spots by Ralph Lazar (Aug. 3, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-77040-7), and Wednesday: The Forest of Secrets (Nov. 2, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-77044-5), ages 7–10.

Battle Dragons, set in a world of underground dragon battles, begins with City of Thieves by Alex London (Sept. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-71654-2), ages 8–12. Dragon Prince delivers Sky by Aaron Ehasz and Melanie McGanney Ehasz (Aug. 3, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-66640-3), ages 8–12. Inaugural Julie and the Phantoms TV tie-ins are We Got the Music: A Peek Inside Julie’s Notebook by G.M. King (Aug. 3, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-73115-6) and Whatever Happens by Candace Buford (Aug. 3, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-73116-3), ages 8–12. The Magical Reality of Nadia by Bassem Youssef and Catherine R. Daly, illus. by Douglas Holgate, rolls along with Middle School Mischief (Aug. 3, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-57229-2), ages 8–12. Marvel Avengers Assembly presents X-Change Students 101 by Preeti Chhibber, illus. by James Lancett (Dec. 7, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-338-76761-2), ages 8–12.

Shuri: A Black Panther Novel by Nic Stone rolls on With Shuri: A Black Panther Novel #3 (Nov. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-76653-0, ages 8–12. True Hauntings ramps up with Battlefield Ghosts by Dinah Williams (Aug. 3, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-35586-4), ages 8–12. Joining Wish are A Batch Made in Heaven by Suzanne Nelson (Oct. 19, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-64050-2), Double Clique by Anna Staniszewski (Dec. 7, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-68029-4), and Pigture Perfect by Jenny Goebel (Dec. 7, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-71640-5), ages 8–12. Harry Potter takes center stage in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Minalima Edition) by J.K. Rowling, illus. by Minalima Design (Oct. 26, $37.99, ISBN 978-1-338-71653-5), ages 9–12. And Lethal Lit based on the hit podcast Lethal Lit starring a teen detective, launches with Murder of Crows by K. Ancrum (Nov. 2, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74292-3), ages 12 and up. Fate: The Winx Saga tie-ins welcome Lighting the Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan (Oct. 5, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74498-9), ages 14 and up.

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

Scholastic en Español

Our Little Heroes/Nuestros pequeños héroes (bilingual ed.) by David Heredia Aug. 3, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-71547-7) introduces preschoolers to 50 men and women of color who have changed the world, in English and Spanish. Ages 3–5.

Titles in Spanish

El día terrible de Rita y Rafi (Rita and Ralph’s Rotten Day) by Carmen Agra Deedy, illus. by Pete Oswald (Sept. 21, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-63100-5) and Macca la alpaca (Macca the Alpaca) by Matt Cosgrove Sept. 21, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-63102-9), ages 3–5; La historia de Ruby Bridges (The Story of Ruby Bridges) by Robert Coles, illus. by George Ford (Sept. 7, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-76749-0) and La pequeña mariposa que sí pudo (The Little Butterfly That Could) by Ross Burach (Aug. 3, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74599-3), ages 4–8; and La tierra de las grullas (Land of the Cranes) by Aida Salazar (Sept. 7, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-76754-4), ages 8–12.

Series in Spanish

Baby Shark adds Twinkle, Twinkle, You’re a Star! (¡Estrellita, brillarás!), illus. by John John Bajet (Sept. 7, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-76748-3), ages 3–5. Peppa Pig is back in La pizza de Peppa (Peppa’s Pizza Party), illus. by Eone (Aug. 3, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-71557-6), ages 3–5. New to Hombre Mosca (Fly Guy) by Tedd Arnold is Hombre Mosca y Chica Mosca: Terror nocturno (Fly Guy and Fly Girl: Night Fright) (Sept. 7, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-76750-6), ages 4–8. Un libro de la serie Acorn (Acorn Books) gains Dragón y sus labores (Dragon Gets By) by Dav Pilkey (Sept. 7, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-76751-3), ages 5–7. Un libro de la serie Branches (Branches Books) picks up Unicorn Diaries (Diario de un unicornio): Iris y el cachorro de dragón (Bo and the Dragon-Pup) by Rebecca Elliott (Sept. 7, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-76752-0), ages 5–7.

Joining La hermanita de las niñera (Baby-Sitters Little Sister Graphix) is El peor día de Karen (Karen’s Worst Day) by Ann M Martin, illus. by Katy Farina (Sept. 7, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-76753-7), ages 7–10. Los tipos malos (The Bad Guys) by Aaron Blabey rolls along with Los tipos malos en ¡¿Ustedes-creen-que-él-saurio?! (The Bad Guys in Do-You-Think-He-Saurus?!) (Sept. 7, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-76755-1), ages 7–10. El Capitán Calzoncillos (Captain Underpants) by Dav Pilkey welcomes El club de cómics de Supergatito (Cat Kid Comic Club) (Aug. 3, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-74600-6), ages 7–12. Hombre Perro (Dog Man) by Pilkey presents Churre y castigo (Grime and Punishment) (Sept. 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-60133-6), ages 7–12. And Sobreviví (I Survived) expands with Sobreviví los ataques del 11 de Septiembre de 2001 (I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001) by Lauren Tarshis, illus. by Scott Dawson, (Aug. 3, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74601-3) and Sobreviví los ataques de tiburones de 1916 (I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916) by Tarshis (Aug. 3, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-71555-2), ages 7–12.

Scholastic Focus

The Curse of the Mummy: Uncovering Tutankhamun’s Tomb by Candace Fleming (Sept. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-59661-8) presents the true story of the search for Tutankhamun’s tomb, the Western public’s belief that the dig was cursed, and the battle for ownership of the treasures within. Ages 8–12.

Sabotage: The Mission to Destroy Hitler’s Atomic Bomb by Neal Bascomb (Sept. 21, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-545-73244-4) chronicles the courageous mission of a band of young Norwegian commandos in the snowy wilderness to sabotage Hitler’s nuclear bomb. Ages 12–17.

A Rebel in Auschwitz: The True Story of the Resistance Hero Who Fought the Nazis from Inside the Camp by Jack Fairweather (Oct. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-68693-7)
follows Polish underground operative Witold Pilecki’s brave mission to report on Nazi crimes, raise a secret army, and stage an uprising from within Auschwitz during WWII. Ages 13–17.


Graphics-heavy nonfiction series The Deadliest debuts with The Deadliest Diseases Then and Now by Deborah Hopkinson (Oct. 5, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-36022-6) ages 7–10.

Scholastic Paperbacks

Last Gamer Standing by Katie Zhao (Sept. 21, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74150-6). Twelve-year-old Reyna, an up and coming gamer, must protect herself from the gaming community’s boys’ club by facing the mysterious TheRuiNar. Ages 8–12.


Dragon Girls by Maddy Mara greets Aisha the Sapphire Treasure Dragon (Oct. 19, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-68067-6), Mei the Ruby Treasure Dragon (Oct. 19, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-68066-9), and Quinn the Pearl Treasure Dragon (Oct. 19, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-68068-3), ages 7–10. Joining Mermicorn Island by Jason June is Wish Upon a Shark (Oct. 19, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-68521-3), ages 7–10. Thea Stilton and the Treasure Seekers trek on in The Legend of the Maze by Thea Stilton (Nov. 2, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-338-68722-4), ages 7–10. And Wish offers Wish Upon a Stray by Yamile Saied Méndez (Aug. 3, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-68466-7), ages 8–12.

Additions in various formats are also due for the following series: Bad Guys, Geronimo Stilton, Geronimo Stilton and the Kingdom of Fantasy, Goosebumps Slappyworld, Puppy Place, and Thea Stilton.

Scholastic Press

The Children’s Moon by Carmen Agra Deedy, illus. by Jim LaMarche (Oct. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-21639-4), is an original pourquoi tale about finding one’s place in the universe. Ages 4–8.

You Are a Star, Ruth Bader Ginsburg! by Dean Robbins (Dec. 7, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-76766-7). This series-starter blends first-person narrative, comic panels, and essential facts to introduce readers to the iconic Supreme Court justice. Ages 5–7.

Barakah Beats by Maleeha Siddiqui (Oct. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-70206-4). New to public school after years in Islamic school where music isn’t allowed, 12-year-old Nimra tries to fit in by joining the popular eighth-grade boy band while hiding the truth from her parents. Ages 8–12.

Concealed by Christina Diaz Gonzalez (Oct. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-64720-4). When their witness protection program location leaks and her parents disappear, Katrina embarks on a dangerous mission to save them and find out the truth about the people who want her family dead. Ages 8–12.

Darkness by Christopher Krovatin (Sept. 21, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74629-7) spins a twisted tale of what happens in a town plagued by darkness. Ages 8–12.

The Graveyard Riddle: A Goldfish Boy Novel by Lisa Thompson (Aug. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-67903-8). When Melody Bird explores an abandoned building on the edge of town, she finds a boy hiding out there who says he is a spy-in-training. Ages 8–12.

I Know Your Secret by Daphne Benedis-Grab (Dec. 7, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74633-4). Four seventh graders who have nothing in common and barely know each other must work together and follow the instructions of an anonymous blackmailer or have their secrets exposed. Ages 8–12.

Just Be Cool, Jenna Sakai by Debbi Michiko Florence (Aug. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-67156-8). Though Jenna swears off relationships after being dumped, she starts to realize that being a loner is kind of, well, lonely. Ages 8–12.

Liars’ Room by Dan Poblocki (Nov. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-83007-2). Stella and Alex know their stepbrother Simon is a liar, but then learn that Simon’s stories about their new house being haunted might be true. Ages 8–12.

The Nightsilver Promise by Annaliese Avery (Nov. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-75446-9) is the first book in the Celestial Mechanism fantasy trilogy, set in a world where science rules and 13-year-old Paisley tries to protect her dragon-touched brother and find her missing mother. Ages 8–12.

Playing the Cards You’re Dealt by Varian Johnson (Oct. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-34853-8). Ten-year-old Ant is finally old enough to play in the family spades tournament, and secretly teams up with a girl to practice, hoping he’ll measure up to his father’s expectations at the card table. Ages 8–12.

Room to Dream: A Front Desk Novel by Kelly Yang (Sept. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-62112-9). After years of hard work, Mia Tang finally gets to go on vacation with her immigrant family—to China. Ages 8–12.

Set Me Free by Ann Clare LeZotte (Sept. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-74249-7). Three years after being kidnapped as a live specimen in a cruel experiment to determine the cause of her deafness, Mary is summoned to an isolated manor house outside Boston to teach a deaf girl to communicate. Ages 8–12.

Slimed by Liam Gray (Oct. 19, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-62072-6). When fourth-graders Billy and Sam make a batch of super-secret slime for the upcoming America’s Got Science auditions, things go horribly awry. Ages 8–12.

A Touch of Ruckus by Ash Van Otterloo (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-70203-3). Tennessee’s hidden gift allows her to pry into people’s memories through touch; when her family moves to the mountains for a fresh start, her touch releases a ghost with a terrifying message. Ages 8–12.

Traitors Among Us by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch (Sept. 7, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-75429-2). At the end of WWII, Ukrainian sisters Krystia and Maria are reunited in a displaced persons camp, but must fight for their lives when they are falsely accused of collaborating with the Nazis. Ages 8–12.

When the World Turned Upside Down by K. Ibura (Nov. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-74626-6). Four friends struggle to adjust to life in quarantine during the Covid-19 pandemic and discover their apartment building is full of people who need their help. Ages 8–12.

Bluebird by Sharon Cameron (Oct. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-35596-3). In 1946, Eva leaves Berlin for New York City and holds the key to a deadly secret that both the Americans and Soviets want. Ages 12 and up.

The Buried by Melissa Grey (Sept. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-62930-9). Ten years after a disaster, a handful of families are living in an underground bunker led by a charismatic leader with rules that include never going outside. Ages 12 and up.

Freedom Swimmer by Wai Chim (Oct. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-65613-8) is a story of friendship, bravery, and a desperate bid for freedom, inspired by true events after China’s Great Leap Forward. Ages 12 and up.

The Great Destroyers by Caroline Tung Richmond (Aug. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-26674-0). In 1963, Jo is invited to fight for the U.S. in the Pax Games, which pit young pilots of mechas against each other. Ages 12 and up.

Mary, Will I Die? by Shawn Sarles (Sept. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-67927-4). Testing the old legend/game, four kids decide to call on Bloody Mary. Ages 12 and up.

Things We Couldn’t Say by Jay Coles (Sept. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-73418-8) features a bi Black boy finding first love, and facing the return of the mother who abandoned his preacher family when he was nine. Ages 12 and up.

Into the Bloodred Woods by Martha Brockenbrough (Nov. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-67387-6). In this dark fantasy, two siblings battle over their jointly inherited kingdom populated by were beasts and surrounded by a powerful forest. Ages 13–17.

Out of the Fire by Andrea Contos (Oct. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-72616-9). After Cass flees her kidnapper, notes from the man she escaped appear everywhere, telling her that he’s always watching. Ages 13 and up.

Loveless by Alice Oseman (Nov. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-75193-2). At college, Georgia comes to understand herself as asexual/aromantic. Ages 14 and up.


How Do Dinosaurs...? by Jane Yolen, illus. by Mark Teague, marches on with How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodbye? (Sept. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-36335-7), ages 3–5. Pig the Pug returns for Pig the Monster by Aaron Blabey (Aug. 3, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-76401-7), ages 3–6. What If You Had... ? welcomes What If You Had Animal Scales!? Or Other Animal Coats? by Sandra Markle, illus. by Howard McWilliam (Nov. 2, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-66614-4), ages 4–8. And Ascendance by Jennifer A. Nielsen picks up The Shattered Castle (Oct. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-27590-2), ages 8–12.


Subway Surfers Official Guidebook (Sept. 7, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-76087-3). Readers can learn tips, discover secrets, and meet characters from the world of Subway Surfers. Ages 7–10.


Bendy builds with The Lost Ones by Adrienne Kress (Dec. 7, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-57221-6), ages 12 and up. Five Nights at Freddy’s issues Fazbear Frights #11 by Scott Cawthon (Nov. 2, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74120-9) and Friendly Face: Fazbear Frights by Cawthon and Andrea Waggener (Sept. 7, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74119-3), and The Freddy Files Ultimate Edition by Cawthon (Nov. 2, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-76768-1), ages 12 and up. Hello Neighbor by Zac Gorman, illus. by Dave Bardin, welcomes The Raven Brooks Disaster (Sept. 7, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-338-72677-0; $12.99 paper, 978-1-338-72676-3), ages 8–12. And RWBY by E.C. Myers revs up with a third YA novel (Sept. 7, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-76086-6), ages 12 and up.


Corgi Can by Junyi Wu (Oct. 19, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-65485-1) showcases all the things a lovable pup can do. Ages 2–4.

Fa-La-La Llama by Joan Holub, illus. by Allison Black (Sept. 7, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-68147-5). Llamas celebrate the season with singing, twinkling tree lights, and good cheer. Ages 2–4.

With All My Heart, I Love You by Caroline Jayne Church (Dec. 7, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-74620-4) is a celebration of all things baby. Ages 2–4.

Hey, You’re Not Santa! by Ethan T. Berlin, illus. by Edwardian Taylor (Sept. 7, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-65619-0). When Santa needs a last-minute substitution on Christmas Eve, an unlikely hero steps in. Ages 3–5.

The Wonky Donkey Sound Book by Craig Smith, illus. by Katz Cowley (Sept. 28, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-76658-5). Readers can press the button to hear a hee-haw on every page. Ages 3–5.

Count to Love! (Oct. 5, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-67239-8) by Andrea Pinkney, illus. by Brian Pinkney, launches the Bright Brown Baby series celebrating Black and brown joy, babies, and families. Ages up to 3.

Hi-Five Farm! by Ross Burach (Oct. 5, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-68026-3) is a concept book about the greeting that helps develop social-emotional and gross motor skills. Ages up to 3.

We Are Better Together by Joyce Wan (Oct. 5, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-68140-6) is an ode to all the ways we are so much better when we come together. Ages up to 3.


New Scholastic Early Learners titles are My First Book of Colors (Sept. 7, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-77035-3), My First Things That Go (Sept. 7, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-338-77632-4), and My First Words (Sept. 7, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-77631-7), ages up to 3. Together Time gains Reach for the Stars by Carolina Búzio (Oct. 5, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-64743-3), ages up to 3. Made with Love by Sandra Magsamen welcomes You’re Purrfect to Me (Aug. 3, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-338-72858-3), ages 2–4. And joining Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold is Fly Guy and Fly Girl: Friendly Frenzy (Oct. 5, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-54925-6), ages 4–8.

Scholastic/Chicken House

The Ghost of Midnight Lake by Lucy Strange (Sept. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-68643-2). In 1899, the Earl of Gosswater has died and 12-year-old Agatha, cast out of her ancestral home, soon finds herself adjusting to life in a tumbledown cottage with the stranger who claims to be her real father. Ages 8–12.

The House on Hoarder Hill (Aug. 3, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-66517-8) and The House on Hoarder Hill: The Magician’s Hat (Dec. 7, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-66519-2) by Mikki Lish and Kelly Ngai. Exploring the mysterious tunnels under their grandfather’s house on Hoarder Hill, Hedy and Spencer discover the Fantastikhana, an underground tournament of magic, and an extraordinary treasure hunt begins. Ages 8–12.

Every Line of You by Naomi Gibson (Nov. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-72658-9). In the face of overwhelming grief and bullying, tech-savvy Lydia pours all of herself into creating an AI: the perfect boyfriend. Ages 12 and up.


Freddy vs. School by Neill Cameron (Sept. 7, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-68681-4) launches a series featuring Freddy, a super-powered robot figuring out a way to tame his powers and “act human” to avoid expulsion. Ages 8–12.


Great Power, No Responsibility by Steve Foxe, illus. by Shadia Amin (Sept. 28, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-73430-0), begins the adventures of superhero Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham. Ages 6–8.

Minnie Mouse: Big Dreams (Sept. 28, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74329-6) and Minnie Mouse: The Perfect Book (Oct. 5, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74331-9) by Brooke Vitale kick off a graphic novel series focused on favorite Disney characters. Ages 6–8.

Amelia Erroway: Castaway Commander by Betsy Peterschmidt (Aug. 3, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-18612-3). After Amelia sets off alone in her father’s aircraft to prove her worth, a fierce storm crashes her ship and, now a castaway, Amelia must use her wits to survive. Ages 8–12.

Manu: A Graphic Novel by Kelly Fernández (Oct. 19, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-26418-0) follows Manu’s ups and downs at a magical boarding school for girls. Ages 8–12.

Ms. Marvel: Stretched Thin by Nadia Shammas, illus. by Nabi H. Ali (Sept. 7, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-72258-1). Kamala Khan (aka Ms. Marvel) is struggling to balance schoolwork with being a good friend, and becoming the best fanfic writer and a superhero. Ages 8–12.

Magical Boy by The Kao (Nov. 2, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-77552-5) is first in a fantasy series starring Max—a trans high school student who has to save the world. Ages 12 and up.


Adventures of the Bailey School Kids by Marcia Thornton Jones and Debbie Dadey, illus. by Pearl Low, the graphic novel adaptation of the popular series about third graders, begins with Vampires Don’t Wear Polka Dots (Aug. 3, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-73659-5), ages 7–10. Banana Fox is back in Banana Fox and the Book-Eating Robot by James Kochalka (Oct. 19, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-66051-7), ages 7–10. Joining Bunbun & Bonbon by Jess Keating is Captain Bun & Super Bonbon (Sept. 7, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74592-4), ages 7–10. Cat Kid Comic Club by Dav Pilkey ramps up with Cat Kid Comic Club #2 (Nov. 30, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-78485-5), ages 7–10. Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novels by Geronimo Stilton, illus. by Tom Angleberger, greets The Great Rat Rally (Nov. 2, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-72938-2), ages 7–10. Owly returns in A Time to Be Brave by Andy Runton (Dec. 7, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-30071-0), ages 7–10. And Animorphs Graphix welcomes The Visitor by K.A. Applegate and Michael Grant, illus. by Chris Grine (Oct. 5, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-53837-3), ages 8–12.

New to Baby-Sitters Club Graphix is Kristy and the Snobs by Ann M. Martin, illus. by Chan Chau (Sept. 7, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-30460-2), ages 8–12. Catwad by Jim Benton continues with You’re Making Me Six (Nov. 2, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-77023-0), ages 8–12. City of Dragons, in which Grace protects a newly hatched dragon from evildoers, kicks off with The Awakening Storm by Jaimal Yogis, illus. by Vivian Truong (Sept. 21, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-66042-5), ages 8–12. I Survived Graphic Novels by Lauren Tarshis adds I Survived the Attacks of September 11th, 2001 (Aug. 3, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-68048-5), ages 8–12. Making Friends by Kristen Gudsnuk gains Third Time’s a Charm (Aug. 3, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-63079-4), ages 8–12. Nat Enough by Maria Scrivan issues Absolutely Nat (Aug. 3, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-71539-2), ages 8–12. Sunny by Jennifer L. Holm, illus. by Matthew Holm, shines on with Sunny Makes a Splash (Sept. 21, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-23317-9), ages 8–12. And Heartstopper by Alice Oseman offers Heartstopper: Volume 4 (Dec. 7, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-61755-9), ages 14–17.

Scholastic/Little Shepherd

Christmas in the Stable by Rhonda Gowler Greene, illus. by Virginia Allyn (Sept. 7, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-71454-8), provides a gentle introduction to the Nativity story, featuring touch-and-feel on every page. Ages 2–4.


Bisa’s Carnaval by Joana Pastro, illus. by Carolina Coroa (Nov. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-61762-7). Readers can discover the sights and sounds of Brazil through the eyes of a girl and her great-grandmother as they share in the excitement of Carnaval. Ages 3–5.

Love You by Heart by Peter H. Reynolds (Dec. 7, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-78363-6) is an ode to unconditional love. Ages 3–5.

Only My Dog Knows I Pick My Nose by Lauren Tarshis, illus. by Lisa Bronson Mezoff (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-68025-6), celebrates friendship, loyalty, and love with man’s—and child’s—best friend. Ages 3–5.

Bright Brown Baby by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illus. by Brian Pinkney (Oct. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-545-87229-4), offers five poems that celebrate Black and brown joy, babies, and families; each poem will also be released as a separate Cartwheel board book edition. Ages 4–8.

The Goody by Lauren Child (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-78954-6). What will happen when always well-behaved Chirton decides to stop doing what he’s told? Ages 4–8.

If You Miss Me by Jocelyn Li Langrand (Oct. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-68069-0) explores loss and illuminates the boundless power of love to help and heal. Ages 4–8.

Our Table by Peter H. Reynolds (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-57232-2). Violet’s family has been drifting apart, and she must remind them of the warmth of time spent together gathered at the table with food. Ages 4–8.

Set Your Alarm, Sloth! More Advice for Troubled Animals from Dr. Glider by Jess Keating, illus. by Pete Oswald (Sept. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-23989-8). Dr. Sugar Glider introduces odd-but-true animal facts as she treats her patients. Ages 4–8

Ten Spooky Pumpkins by Gris Grimly (Aug. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-11244-3). Goblins, ghosts, and witches join in a rhythmic Halloween countdown, Ages 4–8.

We Shall Overcome, illus. by Bryan Collier (Nov. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-54037-6), showcases this gospel anthem and civil rights protest song. Ages 4–8.

In the Spirit of a Dream: 13 Stories of American Immigrants of Color by Aida Salazar, illus. by Alina Chau (Nov. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-55287-4), is a tribute to American immigrants of color in poems and illustrations by 14 first- and second-generation immigrant artists. Ages 5–7.

Everything Awesome About Space and Other Galactic Facts! by Mike Lowery (Sept. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-35974-9) presents weird and wacky facts about dinosaurs in comic style. Ages 7–10.

School of Life

Screen Free Fun (Sept. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-912891-57-3) offers a collection of 80 games and activities designed to engage and entertain without a screen. Ages 8–12.

Scribe/Scribble US

I Am the Subway by Kim Hyo-Eun, trans. by Deborah Smith (Aug. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-950354-65-8). A Seoul subway travels the same tracks every day, and learns all of its riders’ stories. Ages 4–7.

A Pair of Pears and an Orange by Anna McGregor (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-950354-70-2). A big pear and a little pear learn that three doesn’t always have to be a crowd. Ages 5–7.

The Spectacular Suit by Kat Patrick, illus. by Hayley Wells (Nov. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-950354-69-6). For her birthday party, Frankie eschews fancy dresses for a spectacular suit that shows her true colors. Ages 5 and up.

Second Story

My Art, My World by Rita Winkler (Oct. 19, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77260-214-2). Winkler, a young woman living with Down syndrome, shows readers the world as she sees it through her art: a place full of joy, color, and delight. Ages 6–9.

Govern Like a Girl: The Women Who Became Canada’s First Ministers by Kate Graham (Aug. 24, $22.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77260-210-4) introduces the 13 women who have become first ministers (provincial premiers and, in one case, prime minister) in Canada. Ages 9–12.

A Terrible Tide by Suzanne Meade (Sept. 28, $11.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77260-211-1). When an earthquake and tidal wave destroy her family’s Newfoundland home, 13-year-old Celia must dig deep for courage she didn’t know she had. Ages 9–12.

Unstoppable: Women with Disabilities by Helen Wolfe, illus. by Karen Patkau (Sept. 21, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77260-209-8) tells the stories of 10 women with disabilities who are making a difference in the world. Ages 9–12.

Names in a Jar by Jennifer Gold (Sept. 14, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77260-207-4). When Anna is forced to flee her home and change her name to hide her Jewish identity from the Nazis, she wonders how her sister will find her after the war. Ages 13 and up.


Ciel returns in Ciel in All Directions (Sept. 28, $11.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77260-203-6), ages 9–12. And A Holocaust Remembrance Book for Young Readers presents Under the Iron Bridge by Kathy Kacer (Oct. 12, $13.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77260-205-0), ages 12–14.

Shadow Mountain

A Child of God by Mauli Junior Bonner and Chantel Bonner, illus. by Morgan Bissant (Sept. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62972-917-6), conveys a comforting message from Black parents to their children who don’t often see visual representations of themselves within the context of their Christian faith. Ages 4–7.

Missing Okalee by Laura Ojeda Melchor (Sept. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62972-932-9). Two sisters—one who is their parents’ favorite, the other who often feels unheard—embark on an adventure that leads to tragedy. Ages 8–11.


Dragonwatch by Brandon Mull delivers Return of the Dragon Slayers (Oct. 26, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-62972-930-5), ages 8–11.

Shambhala/Bala Kids

Ashoka the Fierce: How an Angry Prince Became India’s Emperor of Peace by Carolyn Kanjuro, illus. by Sonali Zohra (Dec. 7, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61180-854-4), relates the story of how an unruly and angry young Indian prince transforms into a beacon of benevolence and peace. Ages 4–8.

Bodhi Sees the World: Thailand by Marisa Aragón Ware (Sept. 21, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61180-826-1). A girl travels to Bangkok and explores a new country and culture. Ages 4–8.

Just a Thought: Exploring Your Weird, Wacky, and Wonderful Mind!

by Jason Gruhl, illus. by Ignasi Font (Sept. 21, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61180-860-5), introduces kids to the way our lives are shaped by our thoughts and helps teach self-awareness. Ages 4–8.

Silver Dolphin

Baby’s First Spot & See by Kate Lockwood, illus. by Joel and Ashley Selby (Aug. 10, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64517-682-4). This seek-and-find book showcases objects from a baby’s world and has a surprise mirror at the end. Ages up to 2.

The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, illus. by Steph Lew (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64517-755-5). Reimagined illustrations feature a Christmas mouse to find in each spread. Ages 3–5.

You Make My Heart Saur by Maggie Fischer, illus. by Todd Lauzon (Dec. 7, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64517-760-9), highlights notes from a parent to a child that have a dinosaur theme. Ages 3–5.

Discovery: Rocks and Gems by Brenda Scott Royce (Sept. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64517-639-8) is a reference book packaged with six rock and gem samples. Ages 6–8.


Baby Ballers builds with Michael Jordan by Bernadette Baillie (Sept. 28, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64517-782-1), ages up to 2. Joining Baby Shower Gift Books is I’ll Love You More by Andi Landes, illus. by Jacqueline East (Sept. 28, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64517-758-6), ages up to 2. Squeeze & Squeak gains Santa’s Squeaky Boots (Sept. 14, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64517-754-8), ages up to 2. And You’re My Little grows with You’re My Little Christmas Cookie by Nicola Edwards, illus. by Natalie Marshall (Sept. 14, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64517-796-8) and You’re My Little Latke, illus. by Natalie Marshall (Sept. 7, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64517-761-6), ages up to 2.

Animal Planet All-Star Readers, Level 2 adds I Am Major, First Dog by Brenda Scott Royce, illus. by Adam Devaney (Sept. 28, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64517-935-1), ages 6–8. Rabbit & Bear return for A Bad King Is a Sad Thing by Julian Gough, illus. by Jim Field (Sept. 21, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-64517-602-2), ages 6–8. Smithsonian Kids All Star Readers, Level 2 sails along with Dinosaurs, illus. by Franco Tempesta (Aug. 3, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64517-709-8), and Reptiles by Brenda Scott Royce (Oct. 5, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68412-474-9), ages 6–8.

Simon & Schuster

Beautifully Me by Nabela Noor, illus. by Nabi H. Ali (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8587-7). YouTube and Instagram star and body positivity activist Noor delivers a book about loving yourself just as you are. Ages 4–8.

Christina’s Carol by Tomie dePaola (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1848-6) is a wintry tale based on the 1872 Christmas carol “In the Bleak Midwinter” by English poet Christina Rosetti. Ages 4–8.

Dragons Are the Worst! by Alex Willan (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8511-2). Gilbert the Goblin is absolutely, definitely, 100% certain that dragons are the worst. Ages 4–8.

Have You Seen Gordon? by Adam Jay Epstein, illus. by Ruth Chan (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7736-0), riffs on classic seek-and-find books as the narrator struggles to get the characters to play along. Ages 4–8.

It Fell from the Sky by Terry Fan and Eric Fan (Sept. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5762-1) tells a story about community, art, the importance of giving back—and the wonder that fell from the sky. Ages 4–8.

Jingle the Christmas Clown by Tomie dePaola (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6656-2). With a little bit of magic, one plucky clown is determined to turn Christmas around for a village that’s down on its luck. Ages 4–8.

Barb the Last Berzerker by Dan Abdo and Jason Patterson (Sept. 28, $13.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-8571-6) launches a graphic novel series about a young Berzerker who has to rescue her fellow warriors from the evil villain Witch Head before he destroys the world. Ages 8–12.

Carry Me Home by Janet Fox (Aug. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8508-2). Two sisters struggle to keep their father’s disappearance a secret. Ages 8–12.

The Flyers by Beth Turley (Aug. 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7672-1). Four strangers meet in the big city and learn to embrace new experiences while keeping the best parts of home with them. Ages 8–12.

The Thirteenth Hour by Quinn Sosna-Spear (Oct. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5188-9). A girl uses a family heirloom to travel to fantastical worlds that may be more dangerous than they appear. Ages 8–12.

What the Fact? by Seema Yasmin (Jan. 18, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-6659-0003-4) focuses on the importance of media literacy, fact-based reporting, and the ability to discern truth from lies. Ages 10 and up.

As If on Cue by Marisa Kanter (Sept. 21, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4580-2). A pair of fierce foes are forced to work together to save the arts at their school in this YA enemies-to-lovers romance. Ages 12 and up.

Drawn That Way by Elissa Sussman, illus. by Arielle Jovellanos (Sept. 28, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9297-4). Aspiring animated film director Hayley is determined to prove herself in the boys’ club of her dream industry no matter what it takes. Ages 12 and up.

The Jasmine Project by Meredith Ireland (Sept. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7702-5). A teen Korean American adoptee finds herself at the center of a competition for her heart, as orchestrated by her overbearing, loving family. Ages 12 and up.

The Last Words We Said by Leah Scheier (Aug. 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6939-6). A tight-knit group of teen girls copes with a devastating loss and what happens when your best friend is also your first love—and your first heartbreak. Ages 12 and up.

Starling by Isabel Strychacz (Nov. 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8110-7). When a mysterious boy falls from the stars into the woods behind the Wilding sisters’ farmhouse, nothing can prepare them for the extraordinary turn their lives are about to take. Ages 12 and up.

When Can We Go Back to America? by Susan H. Kamei (Sept. 7, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-0144-9) recounts the experience of Japanese American incarceration during World War II from the perspective of the young people affected. Ages 12 and up.

Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (Oct. 12, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9619-4). The two boys in a border town who fell in love in Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe must discover what it means to build a relationship in a world that seems to challenge their very existence. Ages 14 and up.

Briar Girls by Rebecca Kim Wells (Nov. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8842-7). This reimagining of “Sleeping Beauty” follows a teen girl on a quest to wake a sleeping princess in an enchanted forest, while searching for the truth behind her own deadly curse. Ages 14 and up.

For All Time by Shanna Miles (Sept. 28, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8597-6). Tamar and Fayard relive their tragic love story over and over until they uncover what they must do to change their fate. Ages 14 and up.

How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland (Aug. 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4866-7). A Mexican American teen discovers love and profound truths about the universe when she takes a summer road trip across the country. Ages 14 and up.

Lawless Spaces by Corey Ann Haydu (Jan. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3706-7). A young woman trying to understand her tense relationship with her mother in the shadows of a highly publicized sexual assault case reaches out to the women of her maternal line through the journals they all kept. Ages 14 and up.

Roxy by Neal and Jarrod Shusterman (Nov. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5125-4) is a thriller that explores the opioid crisis. Ages 14 and up.

The Witch Haven by Sasha Peyton Smith (Aug. 31, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5438-5). This historical fantasy follows a young woman in 1911 New York City who discovers she has magical powers and is thrust into a battle between witches and wizards. Ages 14 and up.


The I’m Books by Michael Ian Black, illus. by Debbie Ridpath Ohi, welcome I’m Sorry (Aug. 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1588-1), ages 4–8. Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist dons her lab coat for Mood Science by Jim Benton (Aug. 31, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1343-6), ages 6–10. A Maggie and Nate Mystery adds Attack of the Killer Komodos by Summer Rachel Short (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6868-9), ages 8–12. The Meena Zee Books by Karla Manternach, illus. by Mina Price, grow with Meena Lost and Found (Oct. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8614-0), ages 8–12. And joining Spy School by Stuart Gibbs is Spy School at Sea (Aug. 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7943-2), ages 8–12.

System Divine by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell concludes with Suns Will Rise (Aug. 3, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7443-7), ages 12 and up. Field Party by Abbi Glines gains Game Changer (Aug. 24, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3093-8), ages 14 and up. And Shine by Jessica Jung continues with Bright (Sept. 28, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6254-0), ages 14 and up.


Maya Angelou by Connie Roop and Peter Roop, illus. by Noa Denmon (Jan. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4926-7), tells how a beloved mentor helped young Maya Angelou rediscover the poetry of self-expression and power of her voice. Ages 4–8.

The Runaway Pea Washed Away by Kjartan Poskitt, illus. by Alex Willmore (Dec. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9016-1). A rogue pea finds himself spinning down the drain. Ages 4–8.

Frankie & Bug by Gayle Forman (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8253-1). During one eventful summer in 1980s California, a girl and her new friend learn about family, allyship, and finding your way in a complicated world. Ages 8–12.

Rules for Vampires by Alexandra Foulkes (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9835-8). In a world of talking spiders, living forests, and haunted
castles, a vampire girl wants to fit in but first must defeat an evil ghost. Ages 8–12.

Space Explorers: 25 Extraordinary Stories of Space Exploration and Adventure by Libby Jackson, illus. by Léonard Dupond (Aug. 10, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-58270-764-8). Spaceflight expert Jackson reveals some of the true stories of humankind’s thrilling journey to the stars and beyond. Ages 8–12.

The Albert Project: Secret of the Storm by Beth McMullen (Jan. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8285-2). In this series launch, 12-year-old Cassie must figure out the link between the human world and a dragon dimension—and her unusual new kitten, Albert, may be the key to it all. Ages 9–13.

Violets Are Blue by Barbara Dee (Sept. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6918-1) Twelve-year-old aspiring makeup artist Wren features in a novel about secrets, family, and the power of forgiveness. Ages 9–13.

Black Ballerinas by Misty Copeland, illus. by Salena Barnes (Nov. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7424-6), celebrates dancers of color who have influenced American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Copeland on and off the stage. Ages 10 and up.


The Beast and the Bethany by Jack Meggitt-Phillips, illus. by Isabelle Follath, rolls on with Revenge of the Beast (Jan. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7892-3), ages 4–8. Henry Duck by Robert Quackenbush adds Henry Gets in Shape (Aug. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1562-1) and Henry’s World Tour (Oct. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1565-2), ages 4–8. A Parker Curry Book by Parker Curry and Jessica Curry, illus. by Brittany Jackson, issues Parker Shines On (Oct. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5474-3), ages 4–8. And The Hunger Heroes by Jarrett Lerner, starring food superheroes who come to the rescue of a hungry kid at school, launches with Missed Meal Mayhem (Oct. 26, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6280-9), ages 5–8.

New Quix books are Mack Rhino: Unfair Fair Case by Paul DuBois Jacobs and Jennifer Swender, illus. by Karl West (Sept. 21, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7996-8), Our Principal Is a Noodlehead! by Stephanie Calmenson, illus. by Aaron Blecha (Aug. 31, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7937-1), Elf Academy: Trouble in Toyland by Alan Katz, illus. by Sernur Isik (Sept. 21, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6788-0), Geeger the Robot: To the Rescue by Jarrett Lerner, illus. by Serge Seidlitz (Sept. 21, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8022-3), and Little Goddess Girls: Artemis & the Wishing Kitten by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams, illus. by Yuyi Chen (Sept. 21, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7968-5), ages 5–8.

Definitely Dominguita by Terry Catasus Jennings, illus. by Fatima Anaya, revs up with All for One (Aug. 17, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6511-4) and Sherlock Dom (Nov. 16, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6508-4), ages 6–9. Heroes in Training by Tracey West, illus. by Craig Phillips, offers Zeus and the Skeleton Army (Sept. 21, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-3297-0), ages 6–9. Mindy Kim stars in Mindy Kim and the Big Pizza Challenge (Sept. 14, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8897-7) and Mindy Kim #7 (Jan. 4, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8900-4) by Lyla Lee, illus. by Dung Ho, ages 6–9. And Unicorn University by Daisy Sunshine, illus. by Monique Dong, delivers Comet’s Big Win (Oct. 12, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6174-1), ages 6–9.

The Invincible Girls Club by Rachele Alpine, illus. by Addy Rivera Sonda, hikes on with Back to Nature (Nov. 16, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7538-0), ages 7–10. Ms. Frogbottom’s Field Trips gains Get a Hold of Your Elf! by Nancy Krulik, illus. by Harry Briggs (Sept. 14, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-5405-7), ages 7–10. Night Frights by Joe McGee, illus. by Teo Skaffa, picks up Haunted Mustache (Aug. 31, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8088-9) and Lurking Lima Bean (Aug. 31, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8091-9), ages 7–10. The Pug Who Wanted to Be by Bella Swift debuts with The Pug Who Wanted to Be a Reindeer (Sept. 14, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8681-2) and The Pug Who Wanted to Be a Unicorn (Aug. 31, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8678-2), ages 7–10. And Snow Sisters by Astrid Foss, illus. by Monique Dong, wraps up with The Enchanted Waterfall (Aug. 3, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-4357-0), ages 7–10.

Pizazz by Sophy Henn expands with Pizazz vs. Perfecto (Sept. 7, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9248-6), ages 8–12. Escape from Atlantis by Kate O’Hearn (Dec. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5691-4) launches the Atlantis series following two kids trapped on a mythical island in the Bermuda Triangle, ages 8–12. Katarina Ballerina pirouettes into Katarina Ballerina & the Victory Dance by Tiler Peck and Kyle Harris, illus. by Sumiti Collina (Sept. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5279-4), ages 8–12. The League of Secret Heroes by Kate Hannigan, illus. by Patrick Spaziante, ends with Boots (Aug. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3917-7), ages 8–12. New to Made by Hand by Patricia Lakin is Guitars (Aug. 31, $17.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4814-4835-2), ages 8–12. The Order of the Majestic by Matt Myklusch greets New World (Aug. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7940-1), ages 8–12. Strangeworlds Travel Agency by L.D. Lapinski delivers The Edge of the Ocean (Aug. 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8354-5) and The Strangeworlds Travel Agency #3 (Dec. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8357-6), ages 8–12.

Trubble Town by Stephan Pastis takes off with Squirrel Do Bad (Aug. 31, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9610-1), ages 8–12. And The Unmapped Chronicles by Abi Elphinstone closes with Zeb Bolt and the Ember Scroll (Aug. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4313-6), ages 8–12.

Dragonwatch by Brandon Mull builds with Champion of the Titan Games #4 (Sept. 28, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4814-8508-1), ages 9–12. And Lola Benko, Treasure Hunter treks on in The Midnight Market by Beth McMullen (Aug. 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5672-3), ages 9–13.

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


The Barking Ballad by Julie Paschkis (Sept. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9260-8) spotlights a dog and the cat who befriends him. Ages 4–8.

Fly by Brittany Thurman, illus. by Anan Cunha (Jan. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5487-3). When Africa decides to compete in a Double Dutch competition despite never having jumped in one before, she’ll have to learn the winning moves. Ages 4–8.

Gitty and Kvetch by Caroline Kusin Pritchard, illus. by Ariel Landy (Aug. 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7826-8), features an opposites-attract friendship and lots of Yiddish humor. Ages 4–8.

King of Ragtime by Stephen Costanza (Aug. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1036-7) spotlights African American composer Scott Joplin, whose ragtime music paved the way for jazz. Ages 4–8.

Mardi Gras Almost Didn’t Come This Year by Kathy Z. Price, illus. by Carl Joe Williams (Jan. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4425-6). Lala, Babyboy, and their parents struggle to cope with the loss of their home due to Hurricane Katrina, but find joy again in the celebration of Mardi Gras. Ages 4–8.

A Song of Frutas by Margarita Engle, illus. by Sara Palacios (Aug. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4489-8). A girl visiting her grandfather who is a pregonero—a singing street vendor in Cuba—helps him sell his frutas. Ages 4–8.

Alley & Rex by Joel Ross, illus. by Nicole Miles (Sept. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9543-2), launches a series about two boys—one with the heart of a lion and the test scores of a baked potato, the other a shy boy genius in a bunny suit—finding their strengths and true friendship. Ages 8–12.

The List of Unspeakable Fears by J. Kasper Kramer (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8074-2) follows an anxious girl as she learns to face her fears—and her ghosts—against the backdrop of the typhoid epidemic. Ages 8–12.

The Night Ride by J. Anderson Coats (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8077-3). A stable girl discovers a secret that endangers her beloved horse and threatens her future. Ages 8–12.

Susie B. Won’t Back Down by Margaret Finnegan (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9636-1) chronicles a girl’s campaign for student council president, told through letters to her hero, Susan B. Anthony. Ages 8–12.

Hidden Powers by Jannine Atkins (Jan. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-6659-0250-2) profiles Lise Meitner, the groundbreaking woman physicist who discovered nuclear fission. Ages 10 and up.

One Kid’s Trash by Jamie Sumner (Aug. 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5703-4). A boy uses his unusual talent for decoding people’s trash to try to fit in at his new school. Ages 10 and up.

Oxygen Mask by Jason Reynolds, illus. by Jason Griffin (Jan. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3946-7), offers a mashup of art and text about what it is to be Black in America right now. Ages 12 and up.

Tiny Dancer by Siena Cherson Siegel, illus. by Mark Siegel (Oct. 5, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4814-8667-5). A teenage ballet dancer struggles to find her next step, and her place in the world, in this graphic memoir—a follow-up to the Sibert Honor–winning To Dance. Ages 12 and up.

When We Were Them by Laura Taylor Namey (Nov. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7127-6) focuses on friendship and the bittersweetness of growing up and growing apart. Ages 12 and up.

Code Name Badass by Heather Demetrios (Sept. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3187-4) is a biography of Virginia Hall, the most dangerous of all Allied spies. Ages 14 and up.


The Great Pet Heist by Emily Ecton, illus. by David Mottram, continues with The Great Ghost Hoax (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7991-3), ages 8–12.


Room for Everyone by Naaz Khan, illus. by Mercè López (Oct. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3139-3). A boy on a crowded bus discovers that, after some wiggles and giggles, there’s room for everyone. Ages 4–8.

Jazz for Lunch! by Jarrett Dapier, illus. by Eugenia Mello (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5408-8). Auntie Nina and her nephew strut down to a club in this celebration of music, food, and family. Ages 4–8.

The Message by Michael Emberley (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5290-9) explains how our text messages get from one phone to another, and the connections they create between people. Ages 5–9.

Stuntboy, in the Meantime by Jason Reynolds, illus. by Raúl the Third (Nov. 9, $13.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-1816-5). As superhero Stuntboy, young Portico feels a responsibility to keep everyone in his life and apartment building safe. Ages 7–12.

Once upon a Camel by Kathi Appelt, illus. by Eric Rohmann (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0643-8), tells the story of an old camel out to save two baby kestrel chicks during a massive storm in the Texas desert. Ages 8–12.

Threads of Peace by Uma Krishnaswami (Aug. 17, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-1678-8) examines and celebrates the lives of activists Mahatma Gandhi and Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., the threads that connect them, and the seeds of peace they planted throughout the world. Ages 9–14.

Out of My Heart by Sharon M. Draper (Sept. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-6659-0216-8). At summer camp, Melody faces her fears to follow her passion, in this sequel to Out of My Mind. Ages 10 and up.

The Other Talk by Brendan Kiely (Sept. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9404-6). Kiely starts a conversation with white kids about race in this introduction to white privilege, allyship, and anti-racism. Ages 12 and up.


The Bulldozer Books rev up with Bulldozer’s Christmas Dig by Candace Fleming, illus. by Eric Rohmann (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3820-0), ages 4–8.

S&S/Beach Lane

Home Is... by Hannah Barnaby, illus. by Frann Preston-Gannon (Aug. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2176-9), is an exploration of the places creatures call home. Ages up to 8.

The Little Owl & the Big Tree by Jonah Winter, illus. by Jeanette Winter (Sept. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-6659-0213-7), follows Rockefeller (“Rocky”) the owl as she journeys to the bustling center of New York City and is discovered among the branches of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. Ages up to 8.

Mother Goose Goes to India by Kabir Sehgal and Surishtha Sehgal, illus. by Wazza Pink (Dec. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3960-3), puts a spin on classic nursery rhymes, celebrating Indian culture and introducing Hindi vocabulary. Ages up to 8.

Welcome Home by Aimee Reid, illus. by Rashin Kheiriyeh (Jan. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3886-6), When a baby opens his eyes to the sunlight for the first time, there are many people waiting to welcome him into the world. Ages up to 8.

We Give Thanks by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Sergio Ruzzier (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-6507-7), reminds readers of all the wonderful things they have to be grateful for. Ages 2–8.

Happy Sloth Day by April Pulley Sayre (Jan. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5373-9) provides a behind-the-scenes photographic look at sloths in their tropical rainforest homes. Ages 3–8.

Just You and Me by Jennifer Ward, illus. by Alexander Vidal (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6098-0), explores examples of symbiotic relationships in nature. Ages 3–8.

Sister Corita’s Words and Shapes by Jeanette Winter (Sept. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9601-9) presents the little-known story of Sister Corita Kent, a nun, educator, and activist who became a celebrated pop artist while creating works meant to inspire good in others. Ages 3–8.

Wildfire! by Ashley Wolff (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8773-4) takes readers into the heart of a forest fire and shows how animals survive, how heroic first responders curb the flames, and how life gradually returns to the forest. Ages 3–8.

Cat Dog by Mem Fox, illus. by Mark Teague (Sept. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4169-8688-1). In this call-and-response-style adventure, a cat and dog are astonished to find a mouse in their house. Ages 4–8.

Moving Forward by Chris Barton, illus. by Steffi Walthall (Jan. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7365-2), spotlights activist Alton Yates, an Air Force veteran who dedicated his life to propelling America forward, from space travel to the civil rights movement and beyond. Ages 6–10.


Pug & Pig pair up again in Pug & Pig and Friends by Sue Lowell Gallion, illus. by Joyce Wan (Aug. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6300-4), ages up to 8. Nonfiction series Amazing Animals by Amy Cherrix, illus. by Chris Sasaki, debuts with Animal Architects (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5625-9), ages 3–8. Motor Mouse Books by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Arthur Howard, rolls out Motor Mouse & Valentino (Oct. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9295-0), ages 3–8. And Rylant and Howard’s Gooseberry Park greets A Kitten in Gooseberry Park (Jan. 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9450-3), ages 8–12.

S&S/Little Simon

Bloom by Ruth Forman (Jan. 11, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6659-0303-5) delivers an ode to African American girls alongside flowers to celebrate how their lives bloom. Ages up to 2.

Deer Santa by Hannah Eliot, illus. by Kathryn Selbert (Sept. 14, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-9523-4). Pull-tab flaps reveal woodland creatures’ letters to Santa. Ages up to 2.

Who Takes Care of You? by Hannah Eliot, illus. by Jade Orlando (Dec. 14, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6659-0580-0), showcases the many different kinds of caregivers. Ages up to 2.

You Are Home by MacKenzie Porter, illus. by Xin Li (Aug. 31, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-9608-8), reassures young readers that wherever they go, they carry the love of a parent. Ages up to 2.

You’re My Little Dragon (Jan. 4, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-9798-6) and You’re My Little Unicorn (Jan. 4, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-9787-0) by Laura Gehl, illus. by Summer Macon, shows how unicorn and dragon babies do the same things as real babies. Ages up to 2.

Baby Bug by Wednesday Kirwan (Dec. 21, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-9360-5). Baby Bug explores the natural world and finds a garden full of friends. Ages up to 3.

Hooray for Snowy Days! by Susan Kantor, illus. by Katya Longhi (Sept. 14, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-8295-1). Woodland friends enjoy all the best things about winter. Ages 1–5.

Kisses, Kisses, Head to Toe! by Karen Katz (Aug. 31, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-3072-3). Readers play a game of peekaboo with a baby in this lift-the-flap board book featuring a mirror on the last page. Ages 1–5.

My Heart Grows by Jeffrey Burton, illus. by Joanne Liu (Dec. 7, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6659-0011-9), shines a light on all the ways a parents’ love for their children grows more and more each day. Ages 1–5.

Nom Nom Nom by Jeffrey Burton, illus. by Sarah Hwang (Sept. 7, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6659-0010-2), features gatefold flaps on every spread so readers can “feed” the hungry animal characters. Ages 1–5.

Strut, Baby, Strut by Amika Kroll, illus. by Ebony Glenn (Dec. 14, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-9859-4), encourages girls of all ages to dream big and be proud of who they are. Ages 1–5.

You Complete Me by Cindy Jin, illus. by Yuzhen Cai (Dec. 7, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-9858-7), showcases things that belong together. Ages 1–5.


The Not-So-Tiny Tales of Simon Seahorse by Cora Reef, illus. by Liam Darcy, makes a splash with Don’t Pop the Bubble Ball! (Dec. 28, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-0373-8), I Spy... a Shark! (Dec. 28, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-0370-7), and Simon Says (Dec. 28, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-0367-7), ages 5–9. This Little by Joan Holub, illus. by Daniel Roode, welcomes This Little Rainbow (Aug. 31, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-7560-1), ages 3–5. And A Santa Mouse Book by Michael Brown, illus. by Elfrieda De Witt, expands with Santa Mouse Makes a Christmas Wish (Sept. 14, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-3799-9), ages 3–7; and Santa Mouse, Where Are You? (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3802-6), ages 4–8.

Joining Adventures of Sophie Mouse by Poppy Green, illus. by Jennifer A. Bell, is The Hidden Cottage (Oct. 19, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8714-7), ages 5–9. Arcade World, illus. by Glass House Graphics, debuts with Dino World (Jan.25, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-0464-3) and Zombie Invaders (Jan. 25, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-0467-4), ages 5–9. Bots by Russ Bolts, illus. by Jay Cooper, offers Danger on the Botsburg Express (Nov. 30, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9844-0), ages 5–9. And Dragon Kingdom of Wrenly by Jordan Quinn, illus. by Glass House Graphics, serves up Ice Dragon (Nov. 30, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8480-1) and Inferno New Year (Sept. 28, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8477-1), ages 5–9.

Life Is Good by Cam Higgins, illus. by Ariel Landy (Oct. 19, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9537-1), is a new Good Dog title, ages 5–9. Henry Heckelbeck features in Spy vs. Spy by Wanda Coven, illus. by Priscilla Burris (Sept. 28, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8636-2), ages 5–9. Itty Bitty Princess Kitty by Melody Mews, illus. by Ellen Stubbings, laps up Tea for Two (Nov. 9, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8720-8), ages 5–9. Jeanie & Genie are back in Brother Be Gone! (Sept. 7, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8699-7) and When Wishes Go Wrong (Nov. 30, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8702-4) by Trish Granted, illus. by Manuela Lopez, ages 5–9. Pup Detectives are back on the case with Missing Magic Wand (Aug. 31, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8484-9) and Mystery Mountain Getaway (Oct. 26, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8487-0) by Felix Gumpaw, illus. by Glass House Graphics, ages 5–9. And Super Turbo: The Graphic Novel by Edgar Powers, illus. by Glass House Graphics, revs up with Super Turbo and the Fire-Breathing Dragon (Sept. 21, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8537-2), Super Turbo Protects the World (Aug. 3, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7841-1), and Super Turbo vs. Wonder Pig (Nov. 9, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8540-2), ages 5–9.

Also due are additions, in various formats, to the following series: Angelina Ballerina, Captain Awesome, The Critter Club, Heidi Hecklebeck, and Kingdom of Wrenly.


A Dinosaur Named Ruth by Julia Lyon, illus. by Alexandra Bye (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7464-2), relates the true story of a girl who discovered dinosaur bones in her own backyard and, after years of persistence, helped uncover one of the most exciting paleontological discoveries of our time. Ages 4–8.

Fluffy McWhiskers Cuteness Explosion by Stephen W. Martin, illus. by Dan Tavis (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4145-3). Friendship is hard for Fluffy, a kitten so precious that anyone who looks at her explodes. Ages 4–8.

The Great Stink by Colleen Paeff, illus. by Nancy Carpenter (Aug. 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4929-9), introduces the determined engineer who fixed London’s pollution problem. Ages 4–8.

Cranky Chicken by Katherine Battersby (Sept. 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6988-4) follows what happens when a very cranky chicken is befriended by a very cheerful worm. Ages 6–9.

Hardcourt by Fred Bowen, illus. by James E. Ransome (Jan. 18, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6043-0), marks the NBA’s 75th anniversary with a celebration of the legendary athletes, coaches, and teams that transformed basketball. Ages 8–12.

The Swallows’ Flight by Hilary McKay (Oct. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-6659-0091-1). Four young lives across Europe are forever changed at the dawn of World War II. Ages 8–12.

Tangled Up in Luck by Merrill Wyatt (Nov. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9579-1). In this series launch, seventh grade enemies research a missing set of jewels for a class project, and realize that the answers to the unsolved case might be much closer to home than they thought. Ages 8–12.

Welcome to Dweeb Club by Betsy Uhrig (Sept. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6768-2) is an adventure tale about a school club whose members stumble across video footage of themselves from five years in the future. Ages 8–12.

Vampires, Hearts & Other Dead Things by Margie Fuston (Aug. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7457-4). A teen girl takes a trip to New Orleans with her estranged best friend to find a vampire to save her dying father. Ages 12 and up.

The Bones of Ruin by Sarah Raughley (Sept. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5356-2). An African tightrope walker who can’t die gets embroiled in a secret society’s deadly gladiatorial tournament in this historical fantasy set in an alternate 1880s London. Ages 14 and up.

A Rush of Wings by Laura E. Weymouth (Nov. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9308-7). An untrained witch must unlock her power to free her brothers from a terrible curse and save her home. Ages 14 and up.

She Who Rides the Storm by Caitlin Sangster (Sept. 21, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6611-1). Four teens are drawn into a high-stakes heist in the perilous tomb of an ancient shapeshifter king. Ages 14 and up.

Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson (Sept. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7711-7). A teen girl with mythic abilities must defend her world against restless spirits of the dead. Ages 14 and up.

The Wild Ones by Nafiza Azad (Aug. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8496-2). A group of teenage girls endowed with special powers bands together to save the life of the boy whose magic rescued them all. Ages 14 and up.


Whispering Pines by Heidi Lang and Kati Bartkowski introduces Infestation (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6050-8, ages 8–12. And Our Violent Ends (Nov. 16, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5772-0) closes out the duology begun with These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong, ages 14 and up.


Bold Words from Black Women by Tamara Pizzoli, illus. by Monica Ahanonu (Jan. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6394-3), offers a collection of inspirational, empowering quotes from 50 activists, artists, and leaders. Ages 3–6.

Carla and the Christmas Cornbread by Carla Hall, illus. by Cherise Harris (Nov. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9469-5). Chef and TV host Hall shares the story of young Carla, who eats a sugar cookie meant for Santa on the night before Christmas and tries to make things right. Ages 4–8.

Keep Your Head Up by Aliya King Neil, illus. by Charly Palmer (Sept. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8040-7), is a gently affirmative picture book about keeping our heads up and letting things pass. Ages 4–8.

When Langston Dances by Kaija Langley, illus. by Keith Mallett (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8519-8). A Black boy dreams of dancing in this celebration of the beauty of dance. Ages 4–8.


Wings of Ebony by J. Elle concludes with Ashes of Gold (Jan. 11, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7070-5), ages 14 and up.

S&S/Salaam Reads

My Name Is Bana by Bana Alabed, illus. by Nez Riaz (Sept. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1248-4), introduces Bana Alabed, the seven-year-old Syrian girl from Aleppo whose messages to the world have turned her into a global symbol and advocate for refugee rights. Ages 4–8.

S&S/Simon Spotlight

Angela’s Christmas Wish, adapted by Kristin Ostby (Sept. 14, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6659-0377-6). Angela has just one wish for Christmas: her father’s return, in this retelling of the sequel to the animated film Angela’s Christmas based on characters by Frank McCourt. Ages 4–8.


Baby by DreamWorks babbles on with Smile, Toothless! by Maggie Testa, illus. by Sydney Hanson (Aug. 31, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-9593-7), ages up to 3. Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt TV tie-in series blasts off with Banana Phone Is Ringing!, by Maggie Testa (Sept. 28, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-9719-1), ages 1–5; Here Comes the Fix-It Force! by May Nakamura (Sept. 28, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-9993-5), ages 2–5; Chico Bon Bon and the Egg-mergency! by Tina Gallo (Dec. 14, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-0482-7) and Gear Up and Go! by Ximena Hastings (Sept. 28, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8968-4), ages 3–7; and Pizza Problem! by Michaels (Sept. 28, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9739-9), ages 4–6.

CoComelon welcomes Hello, New Friend! by Patty Michaels (Aug. 31, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6659-0173-4) and Ready for School! by Natalie Shaw (Aug. 31, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-0200-7), ages up to 5; Let’s Meet the Doctor! by Michaels (Dec. 14, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-0175-8), ages 1–5; and Yes, Yes, Vegetables! by Maggie Testa (Aug. 31, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6659-0219-9), ages 3–5.

Donkey Hodie ramps up with Flying Flapjacks! by Ximena Hastings (Dec. 14, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6659-0199-4) and Meet Donkey Hodie (Dec. 14, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6659-0318-9), ages 2–5; In a Pickle (Dec. 14, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7077-4), ages 3–7; and Donkey Hodie Helps an Elephant by Gallo (Dec. 14, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9940-9), ages 4–6.

The Adventures of Otto by David Milgrim rolls along with Otto Going Nowhere (Dec. 14, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8930-1), ages 3–5. Milgrim’s The Adventures of Zip reveals See Bip Grow! (Aug. 31, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8927-1), ages 3–5. Captain Cat takes his maiden voyage with Captain Cat and the Pirate Lunch by Emma J. Virjan (Dec. 14, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9570-8), ages 3–5. And new Ready-to-Reads are Pill Bug Does Not Need Anybody by Jonathan Fenske (Dec. 14, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-0067-6) and Sign Says Stop! by Alastair Heim, illus. by Yavae Sanae (Aug. 31, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9382-7), ages 3–5; and Nothing Fits a Dinosaur by Jonathan Fenske (Aug. 31, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-0064-5) and Toucan with Two Cans by Heidi E.Y. Stemple, illus. by Aaron Spurgeon (Aug. 31, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8592-1), ages 4–6.

Rhyme Time Town grows with Ms. MacDonald Has a Farm by May Nakamura (Aug. 31, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9398-8), ages 3–5. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood greets Clap for the Helpers by Patty Michaels, illus. by Jason Fruchter (Aug. 31, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-9600-2), ages 3–6. Daniel Misses Someone by Alexandra Cassel Schwartz, illus. by Jason Fruchter (Dec. 7, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-0007-2), ages 3–7. And Angelina Ballerina is on her toes in these books by Katharine Holabird, illus. by Helen Craig: Angelina and the Valentine’s Day Surprise (Dec. 7, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-9629-3) and Family Fun Day (Aug. 31, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9562-3) ages 3–7; and Angelina Ballerina and the Art Fair (Aug. 31, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9510-4) ages 4–6.

Among the tie-ins to Paramount Animation’s feature film Rumble Movie are The World of World Monster Wrestling by Maggie Testa (Jan. 11, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8250-0), ages 3–7; Back in the Ring by May Nakamura, illus. by Patrick Spaziante (Jan. 10, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7658-5), ages 5–7; Monster Matchup! by Tina Gallo, illus. by Spaziante (Jan. 10, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7611-0), ages 5–8; and a Rumble Movie novelization by Michael Anthony Steele (Jan. 10, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7661-5), ages 8–12.

Mike Delivers by Dana Regan, illus. by Berta Maluenda, about a helpful hedgehog, launches with The Big Mix-Up! (Aug. 31, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8906-6), The Duck Is Stuck! (Dec. 14, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8909-7), ages 4–6. Our Universe by Marion Dane Bauer, illus. by John Wallace, expands with Earth (Dec. 14, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8648-5) and Mars (Aug. 31, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8645-4), ages 4–6. A Parker Curry Book by Parker Curry and Jessica Curry, illus. by Tajae Keith, issues Parker Dresses Up (Dec. 14, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-0255-7) and Your Friend, Parker (Dec. 14, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-0258-8), ages 4–6. And PJ Masks offers Pirates to the Rescue! by May Nakamura, illus. by Pablo Gallego (Dec. 14, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9711-5), and PJ Masks Save the Daytime! by Patty Michaels, illus. by Gallego (Aug. 31, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9520-3), ages 4–6.

New to Ryan’s World by Ryan Kaji are Red Titan and the Never-Ending Maze (Dec. 14, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-0181-9) and Red Titan and the Runaway Robot (Sept. 28, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-0178-9), both illus. by Patrick Spaziante, ages 4–6. Sabrina Sue is back for Sabrina Sue Loves the City (Dec. 14, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-0037-9) and Sabrina Sue Loves the Snow (Aug. 31, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8446-7) by Priscilla Burris, ages 4–6. Sprinkles and Swirls launches with A Fun Day at Fun Park by Lola M. Schaefer, illus. by Savannah Allen (Dec. 14, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-0328-8), ages 4–6. And Thunder and Cluck make the scene in Brave Friend Leads the Way! (Aug. 31, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8654-6) and Smart Versus Strong by Jill Esbaum, illus. by Miles Thompson (Dec. 14, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8657-7), ages 4–6.

The Chicken Squad by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Stephen Gilpin, flaps along in Chicken House (Aug. 31, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8705-5), ages 5–7. Joining Interrupting Cow by Jane Yolen, illus. by Joelle Dreidemy, is New Tricks for the Old Dog (Dec. 14, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9949-2), ages 5–7. Nugget and Dog star in Yum Fest Is the Best! by Jason Tharp (Aug. 31, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8465-8), ages 5–7. And Peanuts tie-ins to Apple TV’s The Snoopy Show are Nest Friends by Charles M. Schulz (Aug. 31, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9438-1) and When Snoopy Met Woodstock by Schulz, adapted by Ximena Hastings (Aug. 24, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8556-3), ages 5–7.

The Really Rotten Princess by Lady Cecily Snodgrass, illus. by Mike Lester, revs up with The Really Rotten Princess and the Wonderful, Wicked Class Play (Dec. 7, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8617-1), ages 5–7. Super Facts for Super Kids by Thea Feldman, illus. by Lee Cosgrove, presents Elephants Don’t Like Ants! (Aug. 31, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9632-3), ages 5–7. Twinkle by Katharine Holabird, illus. by Sarah Warburton, takes on Twinkle and the Wishing Wand (Aug. 31, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9670-5) and Twinkle Flies High! (Dec. 14, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9673-6), ages 5–7. And the friendship adventures of Whale, Quail, Snail kick off with Whale of a Tea Party (Dec. 14, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9729-0) by Erica S. Perl, illus. by Sam Ailey, ages 5–7.

Geraldine Pu by Maggie P. Chang picks up Geraldine Pu and Her Cat Hat, Too! (Jan. 18, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8471-9), ages 6–8. You Should Meet gains John Lewis by Denise Lewis Patrick, illus. by Steffi Walthall (Dec. 14, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-0787-3) and Yayoi Kusama by May Nakamura, illus. by Alexandra Badiu (Aug. 31, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9564-7), ages 6–8. The Boss Baby Movie tie-ins to DreamWorks’ Boss Baby 2: Family Business include Boss Baby Family Business Junior Novelization by Stacia Deutsch (Aug. 24, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9866-2), ages 7–10. And Donut Dreams by Coco Simon adds Donut Delivery! (Dec. 14, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6659-0078-2) and Donut Goals (Aug. 31, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9597-5), ages 8–12.


Mermaid Dance by Matthew Van Fleet, illus. by Mara Van Fleet (Jan. 18, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-6659-0491-9), features six pull tabs and a pop-up finale in a book filled with mermaids, mermen, and underwater animals to dance with. Ages 2 and up.

Alice Waters Cooks Up a Food Revolution by Diane Stanley, illus. by Jessie Hartland (Jan. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6140-6), tells the story of pioneering chef Alice Waters, who changed the way America eats and kickstarted the organic food movement. Ages 4–8.

Dear Little One by Nina Laden, illus. by Melissa Castrillon (Nov. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5477-4), celebrates the joy, love, and beauty found in each day. Ages 4–8.

The First Christmas by Phillips Brooks and Lewis H. Redner, illus. by Will Moses (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7878-7), is a tale based on the lyrics of the carol “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” illustrated by the great-grandson of folk art painter Grandma Moses. Ages 4–8.

Go Ask Ozzie by Patricia Polacco (Oct. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7855-8). This tale of comic sibling tension and brotherly love based on the author’s childhood is a companion to My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother. Ages 4–8.

Light for All by Margarita Engle, illus. by Raúl Colón (Dec. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5727-0), celebrates the immigrant experience in America. Ages 4–8.

Mina by Matthew Forsythe (Jan. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8041-3) follows two mice who live in the hollowed-out stump of a tree. Ages 4–8.

On Her Wings by Jerdine Nolen, illus. by James E. Ransome (Jan. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7852-7), tells the story of groundbreaking American writer Toni Morrison. Ages 4–8.

Slug in Love by Rachel Bright, illus. by Nadia Shireen (Dec. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-6659-0046-1), focuses on one slug’s search for love. Ages 4–8.

Step by Step by Alice B. McGinty, illus. by Diane Goode (Aug. 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7994-4), is a book about tackling life’s firsts, one step at a time. Ages 4–8.

Thankful by Elaine Vickers, illus. by Samantha Cotterill (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7734-6). When the first snow falls, a girl writes down the things she’s grateful for on strips of paper and links them together. Ages 4–8.

Trees by Tony Johnston, illus. by Tiffany Bozic (Oct. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7517-5), celebrates all trees, from maple to elm to ginkgo to magnolia to redwood. Ages 4–8.

Twisty-Turny House by Lisa Mantchev, illus. by E.G. Keller (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3847-7). The upstairs cats and downstairs dogs in a tall, twisty house are kept apart because their humans assume the pets won’t get along. Ages 4–8.

The Welcome Chair by Rosemary Wells, illus. by Jerry Pinkney (Sept. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2977-2), tells the story of a wooden rocking chair handmade in about 1825 by Wells’s great-great grandfather, an immigrant Jewish boy who made his way to America from Germany in the early 19th century. Ages 4–8.

The Care and Keeping of Freddy by Susan Hill Long (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7519-9) centers on a girl, her pet bearded dragon, and the friends who make her summer one to remember. Ages 8–12.

Simply Read

Little Monster by Caroline Merola (Nov. 2, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77229-088-2) focuses on children’s imaginary friends and mischievous spirit. Ages 3–7.

Architecture of the Heart by Tina Schneider (Oct. 19, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77229-053-0) is a mythical hero’s journey through loss and rebirth. Ages 7–11.

The Atheneum by Trevor Newland (Sept. 28, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77229-062-2). In this fantasy tale, young Jack must find a voice of his own among the dusty old books that line the Atheneum’s endless shelves. Ages 7 and up.


Baby’s World expands with Baby Can by Thalita Dol (Oct. 26, $9.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-77229-064-6), ages up to 3. And new to Simply Small by Paola Opal is Kawwa (Oct. 5, $6.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-77229-068-4), ages up to 3.

Sleeping Bear

Bevan: A Well-Loved Bear by Petra Brown (Aug. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1110-3). Bevan the toy bear passes through generations and households, but always finds himself in the arms of someone who loves him dearly. Ages 4–8.

The Ghouls’ Guide to Good Grammar by Leslie Kimmelman, illus. by Mary Sullivan (Aug. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1095-3). Silly monsters introduce basic rules of grammar. Ages 4–8.

Just Be Claus by Barbara Joosse, illus. by Kimberley Barnes (Aug. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1101-1). Claus learns that his strengths lie in what makes him different, and he uses those strengths to save Christmas. Ages 4–8.

Monday by Lucy Branam, illus. by Kevin M. Barry (Aug. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1098-4). Fed up with being the least favorite day of the week, Monday tries to become more likable. Ages 4–8.

Rock and Vole by Jennifer Sattler (Aug. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1103-5). Meticulous Vole becomes distressed when a rock blocks her path to adventure. Ages 4–8.

Saguaro’s Gifts by Kurt Cyrus, illus. by Andy Atkins (Aug. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1130-1). A grand saguaro cactus celebrates its 100th birthday. Ages 4–8.

The Universe and You by Suzanne Slade, illus. by Stephanie Fizer Coleman (Aug. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1108-0), takes readers on a journey across the Milky Way solar system, exploring the depths and wonders of our universe. Ages 4–8.

We Want Snow! A Wintry Chant by Jamie A Swenson, illus. by Emilie Boon (Sept. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1075-5). A group of children rhyme their way through pleas and wishes for snow. Ages 4–8.

Where’s My Cow? by Susan Blackaby, illus. by Scott Brundage (Aug. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1107-3). An anxious egret is reluctant to leave his friend Cow to join the flock on adventures. Ages 4–8.

Jack Horner, Dinosaur Hunter! by Sophia Gholz, illus. by David Shephard (Aug. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1119-6), details the life of Horner, from his early struggle with undiagnosed dyslexia to his career as a world-renowned paleontologist. Ages 6–10.


Like You by Frank Murphy and Charnaie Gordon, illus. by Kayla Harren, offers A Friend Like You (Aug. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1112-7), ages 4–8.

Soho Teen

The Problem with the Other Side by Kwame Ivery (Sept. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64129-205-4). An interracial high school couple’s relationship is tested when they get pulled onto two sides of an intense school election. Ages 13 and up.

Mercury Boys by Chandra Prasad (Aug. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64129-265-8). A group of high school girls forms a secret society after discovering they can visit boys from the past in their dreams by using mercury and old daguerreotypes. Ages 14 and up.

The Reckless Kind by Carly Heath (Nov. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64129-281-8). Desperate to avoid a domestic future with her betrothed, Asta moves in with her best friend Gunnar and his secret boyfriend in 1904 Norway. Ages 14 and up.

Sounds True

Slow Down, Tumbleweed! by Haven Iverson, illus. by Robert Sayegh Jr. (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68364-739-3). A tumbleweed is forced to slow down and learn about stillness and the world around her when she gets caught on a fence. Ages 4–8.


Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna by Alda P. Dobbs (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7282-3465-6). During the Mexican Revolution of 1913, Petra treks through battlefields and deserts facing hunger and fear to lead her family to a better life across the U.S. border. Ages 8–12.

Knights and Bikes by Gabrielle Kent (Sept. 7, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7282-3728-2). New best friends Nessa and Demelza solve mysterious puzzles and have adventures in this series launch. Ages 8–12.

Pencilvania by Stephanie Watson, illus. by Sofia Moore (Oct. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-7282-1590-7). After losing her mother, Zora scribbles out her beloved artwork to escape the pain and is yanked in to Pencilvania, a magical world that’s home to all of Zora’s drawings. Ages 8–12.

What Lives in the Woods by Lindsay Currie (Sept. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-7282-0975-3) is a ghost story about a girl living in a decrepit and creepy mansion, who discovers something in the woods is after her. Ages 8–12.


The Nightmare Thief duology by Nicole Lesperance, illus. by Federica Fenna, concludes with The Dream Spies (Jan. 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-7282-1537-2), ages 8–12.

Sourcebooks Explore

You Are Not Alone by Alphabet Rockers, illus. by Ashley Evans (Jan. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7282-4028-2), reassures kids that they belong and encourages them to love themselves and their identities, use their voices against hate, and step up for one another. Ages 4–8.

Where Did We Come From? by Chris Ferrie (Jan. 4, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-7122-0). The “first/then” pattern provides a simple introduction to the beginning of life, evolution, and scientific inquiry. Ages 4–8.

Absurd Words: A Kids’ Fun and Hilarious Vocabulary Builder for Future Word Nerds by Tara Lazar (Jan. 2, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4926-9742-8) is a dictionary-thesaurus hybrid that puts more than 750 absurd words in context. Ages 8–12.


Word Travelers, following friends exploring the origins of common words, debuts with Mystery of the Taj Mahal Treasure by Raj Haldar and Neha Rawat (Oct. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-7282-4088-6), ages 7–10.

Sourcebooks Fire

Blame It on the Mistletoe by Beth Garrod (Nov. 2, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7282-4897-4). Two very different girls swap lives for a Christmas adventure in this holiday rom-com. Ages 13 and up.

The Pick-Up by Miranda Kenneally (Sept. 7, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4926-8416-9). When Mari and TJ first meet in the same rideshare on the way to a music festival, and fate reunites them later, is it meant to be? Ages 14–17.

Why We Fly by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-7892-2). Eleanor and Chanel’s cheer team takes a knee in solidarity at the season’s first football game, and the national attention it brings complicates their friendship. Ages 14–17.

At the End of Everything by Marieke Nijkamp (Jan. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-7315-6). When the guards at Hope Juvenile Treatment Center don’t show up, the teens make a break for it only to find soldiers at the gates because a plague is spreading outside and no one can leave. Ages 14 and up.

The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Tiffany Brooks (Jan. 1, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7282-2232-5). After making a fool of herself, Riley tries to change her social standing by going on a deadly Survivor-style reality TV show. Ages 14 and up.

Good Girls Die First by Kathryn Foxfield (Dec. 7, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7282-4541-6). Blackmail lures Ava to an abandoned pier where she’s one of 10 teens, all with secrets to keep, who suddenly find themselves cut off from the real world. Ages 14 and up.

The Grimrose Girls by Laura Pohl (Nov. 2, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7282-2887-7) is the first in a series following four reimagined fairytale heroines who must uncover connections to their ancient curses and forge their own paths before it’s too late. Ages 14 and up.

The Last Beautiful Girl by Nina Laurin (Sept. 7, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7282-2908-9). When Izzy starts an Instagram fashion account with the clothing and jewelry she finds in her family’s strange old mansion, the posts go viral and girls start dying. Ages 14 and up.

The Midnight Girls by Alicia Jasinska (Dec. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7282-1001-8). In a snow-cloaked kingdom where witches are burned, two enchantresses secretly compete for the heart of a prince, only to discover that they might be falling for each other. Ages 14 and up.

Seven Dirty Secrets by Natalie D. Richards (Nov. 2, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7282-1578-5). Cleo gets an invite to a scavenger hunt on her birthday, and the clues seem to be about her dead boyfriend. Ages 14 and up.

The Violent Season by Sara Walters (Oct. 5, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7282-3410-6) focuses on a town marred by violence, a girl ruined by grief, and the harsh reality about what makes people decide to hurt each other. Ages 14 and up.


Beast Charmer by Maxym M. Martineau ends with The Shattered Crown (Dec. 1, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7282-3228-7), ages 14 and up.

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

Unicorn Night by Diana Murray, illus. by Luke Flowers (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7282-2298-1), captures the nighttime routine of a unicorn. Ages 4–8.

What Can You Do with a Rock? by Pat Zietlow Miller, illus. by Katie Kath (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7282-1763-5), suggests the many things one can do with a simple rock. Ages 4–8.

Let’s Build a Highway by Robert Pizzo (Jan. 4, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7282-4223-1). The construction team begins building a highway and introduces new engineering concepts and words. Ages up to 5.

Ten in a Hurry: An Interactive Colors and Counting Book for Toddlers by Lo Cole (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7282-1595-2). Ten fish are eaten one by one by a larger fish until the littlest fish takes a dramatic stand. Ages up to 5.


Duck and Cluck debut in That Egg Is Mine! A Silly Story About Manners for Kids by Liz Goulet DuBois (Jan. 4, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-7282-3682-7), ages 3–8.

Sourcebooks Wonderland

The Christmas Blessing by Erin Guendelsberger, illus. by Gail Yerrill (Oct. 5, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-7282-4049-7). A new star shines her light on a stable and asks the animals to join together to clean the manger for the savior who is born. Ages 2–5.

Goodnight ABCs: A Bedtime Alphabet Lullaby by Erin Guendelsberger, illus. by Andotwin (Sept. 7, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7282-4125-8), spotlights bedtime routines from A to Z. Ages 2–5.

You Are My Happy by Patricia Hegarty, illus. by Thomas Elliott (Aug. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7282-3509-7), features a mother and a baby turtle exploring the world together. Ages 3–6.

I Wish, Wish, Wish for You by Sandra Magsamen, illus. by Melisa Fernández Nitsche (Jan. 4, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-7282-2267-7), encourages loved ones of any age to live a rich, courageous life and follow their dreams. Ages 4–7.


ABCs of Home by Sandra Magsamen (Sept. 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7282-4255-2) begins the ABCs Regional series, which will include titles spotlighting each of the 50 states, ages up to 10. I Love You as Big As by Rose Rossner, illus. by Joanne Partis, issues I Love You as Big as Home (Aug. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7282-4433-4), ages 1–4. A Prayer for Our Home by Trever McCurdie, illus. by Karen Calderon (Aug. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7282-3919-4), launches the My Prayer regional series, ages 1–4. And Punderland picks up All I Want for Christmas Is Ewe by Rose Rossner, illus. by Gail Yerrill (Sept. 7, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7282-2340-7), ages 2–5.

New to How to Catch are My First How to Catch a Witch by Alice Walstead, illus. by Joel and Ashley Selby (Aug. 3, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-7282-4091-6), ages up to 3; and How to Catch a Gingerbread Man (Aug. 3, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-7282-0935-7) by Adam Wallace, illus. by Andy Elkerton, ages 4–7. And Sesame Street Scribbles serves up Home for the Holidays: A Little Book About the Different Holidays That Bring Us Together by Sesame Workshop and Craig Manning (Oct. 5, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-7282-4024-4), ages 4–7.

Starry Forest


Baby’s Classics by A.H. Hill, illus. by Greg Paprocki, introduces Dracula (Oct. 26, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-951784-08-9) and Frankenstein (Sept. 7, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-951784-07-2), ages up to 3. Greek Myths grows with Goddesses and Gardens by Valerie Tripp, illus. by Teresa Martinez (Aug. 24, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-946260-95-6), ages 3–7. And debut Little Library of Greek Myths volumes by Sonia Elisabetta Corvaglia, illus. by Anna Láng, include The Adventures of Odysseus (Aug. 3, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-951784-02-7) and Hercules (Aug. 3, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-951784-00-3), ages 3–7.

Joining 10 Ideas are 10 Ideas to Overcome Racism (Aug. 3, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-951784-06-5) and 10 Ideas to Save the World with Kindness (Aug. 3, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-951784-05-8) by Eleonora Fornasari, illus. by Clarissa Corradin; and 10 Ideas to Save the Planet by Giuseppe D’Anna, illus. by Clarissa Corradin (Aug. 3, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-951784-04-1), ages 7–10. And The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Valerie Tripp, illus. by Rosalia Radosti (Sept. 28, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-946260-19-2), and Anne of Green Gables by Jacqueline Dembar Greene, illus. by Jamie Green (Sept. 28, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-946260-25-3), are among the new Classic Adventures titles, ages 7–10.

Sterling Children’s

Lovebird Lou by Tammi Sauer (Dec. 7, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-4188-0). When Lou travels to the other side of the island and observes the amazing abilities of different birds, he decides to see what else he can accomplish. Ages 3–8.

Aven Green Baking Machine by Dusti Bowling (Aug. 17, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-4220-7). Armless third-grader Aven Green conquers a whole new world: this time, it’s baking! Ages 6–9.

Pugnapped! Commander Universe Saves the Day (Sort of) by Marty Kelley (Oct. 19, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-4080-7). Stevie transforms into Commander Universe to help a neighbor in need of a last-minute dog sitter (and earn money), but then the dog goes missing under his care, Ages 7–10.


Dragon Realm by Katie and Kevin Tsang delivers Dragon Legend (Sept. 21, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-3598-8), ages 8–12. And Mango All the Time by Fracaswell Hyman (Jan. 4, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-3395-3) concludes the Mango Delight trilogy, ages 9–13.

Stone Bridge

Basho’s Haiku Journeys: Uncover Your Unique Brilliance and Create a Life That Totally Turns You on by Freeman Ng, illus. by Cassandra Rockwood-Ghanem (Oct. 19, $16.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-61172-069-3). Haiku tell the story of the poet Basho and the diaries he wrote while walking throughout Japan in the 1600s. Ages 9 and up.

Studio Fun

Blippi: I See Something Round (Sept. 14, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7944-4559-1). Blippi covers the early learning concepts of colors and shapes. Ages 3–5.


Board Books with Tabs builds with Blippi: I’m Thankful (Sept. 7, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7944-4824-0) and Blippi: Merry Christmas by Thea Feldman (Sept. 14, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7944-4870-7), ages up to 2. Magnetic Hardcover adds Disney: Encanto (Oct. 12, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4853-0), ages 3–5. Movie Theater Storybook gains Disney: Encanto (Oct. 12, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4852-3) and Thomas and Friends: Hit the Rails! (Sept. 28, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4779-3), ages 3–5. Marvel: Spidey and His Amazing Friends: Go, Team Spidey! by Steve Behling (Sept. 14, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7944-4731-1) is a new Multi-Novelty title, ages 3–5. Disney: Mickey Mouse Treasury Collection (Oct. 12, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4822-6) joins Padded Storybooks, ages 3–5. Scratch and Sniff books include Disney: Mickey’s Thanksgiving (Sept. 7, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7944-4503-4) and Nickelodeon Blue’s Clues & You! Blue’s Sweet Smelling Christmas (Sept. 14, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7944-4813-4), ages 3–5. Touch and Feel welcomes Sesame Street: Furry Friends Forever: Elmo Gets a Puppy (Sept. 14, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7944-4802-8), ages 3–5. Animated Classics gains Disney Animated Classic: Beauty and the Beast (Dec. 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4836-3) and Disney Animated Classics: The Nightmare Before Christmas (Sept. 14, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4825-7), ages 6–8. Book with Microphone presents Disney: Encanto (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4869-1), ages 6–8. Joining Disney Die-Cut Classics is Marvel Die-Cut Classic: Spider-Man Far from Home (Oct. 5, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4683-3), ages 6–8. And Search and Find sails along with Star Wars Search and Find: These Are the Droids You’re Looking for by Daniel Wallace, illus. by Art Mawhinney (Oct. 12, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4468-6), ages 6–8.

Studio Press

Just Like Me by Louise Gooding and Angel Chang, illus. by Cathy Hookey et al. (Nov. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-78741-848-6) presents the stories of the triumphs and challenges of 40 notable neurologically or physically diverse people who have broken stereotypes. Ages 9–12.

Sword and Silk

A Feeling Like Home by Haleigh Wenger (Aug. 3, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7364300-3-3). Sixteen-year-old Paige’s parents threaten to send her away to boarding school if she can’t turn her self-sabotaging behavior around during a summer spent at a rebuilding project in Texas where her sister lives. Ages 13 and up.

Mind Like a Diamond by Amanda Pavlov (Dec. 14, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7364300-6-4). Facing eviction from her beloved French Quarter apartment, 17-year-old Lisette attempts to complete the dangerous challenges in a haunted house on Halloween night to win a cash prize. Ages 14 and up.


How to Change the World in 12 Easy Steps by Peggy Porter Tierney, illus. by Marie Letourneau (Oct. 19, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-939100-54-2), shows how small, simple gestures of kindness and thoughtfulness can have a large impact on the world around us. Ages 4–8.

Thames & Hudson

The Sea by Piret Raud (Aug. 10, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65213-8). When the Sea takes a vacation, her family realizes how much they miss her and her bedtime stories. Ages 3–6.

The Library Book by Gabby Dawnay, illus. by Ian Morris (Aug. 3, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65260-2). A boy who doesn’t like reading is finally won over during a visit to the library. Ages 3–7.

Dart and Dive Across the Reef by Vassiliki Tzomaka (Aug. 24, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65231-2) is a guide to the oceans’ busiest reefs and the remarkable variety of marine life that call it home. Ages 5–8.

A History of Music for Children by Mary Richards and David Schweitzer, illus. by Rose Blake (Sept. 21, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65247-3), provides a global history of this art form, celebrating how and why we make music. Ages 7–12.

Black Artists Shaping the World by Sharna Jackson (Oct. 12, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65259-6) is an introduction for young readers to artists from Africa and of African descent. Ages 9–13.

The Sister Who Ate Her Brothers: And Other Gruesome Tales by Jen Campbell, illus. by Adam de Souza (Oct. 12, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65258-9). Fairy tale vlogger Campbell retells 14 stories from around the world for a modern audience. Ages 9–13.


The Big Book Series by Yuval Zommer welcomes The Big Book of Belonging (Sept. 7, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65264-0), ages 3–5.

Tiger Tales

The Itsy Bitsy Dinosaur, illus. by Valerie Sindelar (Aug. 17, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-675-6), offers a silly twist on the traditional nursery rhyme. Ages 2–4.

America from A to Z: An Alphabet Adventure by Amelia Hepworth, illus. by E. Rodriguez (Nov. 9, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-693-0), and Animals from A to Z: Exploring the Americas by Hepworth, illus. by Carolina Buzio (Nov. 9, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-694-7), feature important people, famous landmarks, key moments throughout U.S. history, and animals of North, Central, and South America. Ages 2–5.

Baking with Daddy by Kathryn Smith, illus. by Seb Braun (Sept. 7, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6643-5004-5). Children can lift the flaps to help Little Mouse gather ingredients to make bread rolls with Daddy Mouse. Ages 2–5.

Bear and Mouse: Rise and Shine (Oct. 26, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-680-0) and Bear and Mouse: Time for Bed (Oct. 26, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-681-7) by Nicola Edwards, illus. by Maria Neradova. Best friends Bear and Mouse share a day of adventure and get ready for bed in these interactive slider books. Ages 2–5.

Dinosaur, Dinosaur, I Love You by Danielle McLean, illus. by Sanja Rescek (Nov. 2, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6643-5027-4), contains rhymes that celebrate love. Ages 2–5.

Five Christmas Friends by Danielle McLean, illus. by Rosalind Maroney (Sept. 7, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-690-9). Readers can learn to count to five with these friendly holiday characters. Ages 2–5.

How It Works: Human Body by Amelia Hepworth, illus. by David Semple (Nov. 2, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-697-8). This interactive layered die-cut board book is an introduction to the human body for curious toddlers. Ages 2–5.

My Bag of Kindness by Danielle McLean, illus. by Lisa Koesterke (Sept. 14, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6643-5023-6). A young narrator describes all of the objects contained in a treasured bag that help to spread kindness and good feelings to everyone. Ages 2–5.

A to Z: An Alphabet of Animals by Harriet Evans, illus. by Linda Tordoff (Sept. 14, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-677-0). An alphabet of animals is hiding under each letter in this lift-the-flap book. Ages 2–5.

We Love Christmas! A Merry Book of Colors by Patricia Hegarty, illus. by Lucy Barnard (Sept. 7, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6643-5002-1), introduces colors associated with this holiday. Ages 2–5.

What Are Santa’s Elves Made Of? by Becky Davies, illus. by Louise Anglicas (Sept. 7, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-698-5), imagines—from gingerbread to taffy—what Santa’s helpers are made of. Ages 2–5.

What Can You See? On a Construction Site by Kate Ware, illus. by Maria Perera (Oct. 12, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-688-6). Readers can peek through the pages of this board book to discover what goes on at a construction site. Ages 2–5.

What’s in the Box? by Isabel Otter, illus. by Joaquin Camp (Sept. 14, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-683-1). This interactive book invites readers to use the clues to guess what is inside each box. Ages 2–5.

Wish upon a Poopicorn by Danielle McLean, illus. by Anna Süßbauer (Sept. 7, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6643-5003-8), presents everything there is to know about rainbow-colored glittery unicorn poop. Ages 2–5.

Race to the Rescue! by Georgiana Deutsch, illus. by Olivier Latyk (Sept. 14, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-692-3), features button-activated sounds and flashing lights alongside images of emergency vehicles. Ages 3–5.

Roar! by Amelia Hepworth, illus. by Jorge Martin (Sept. 21, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-676-3). All the animals want to win the Best Roar in Town contest. Ages 3–5.

Good Night, Toucan by Joanne Partis (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-258-1). Toucan wants to throw the best sleepover ever for his friends. Ages 3–7.

I Love You More Than All the Stars by Becky Davies, illus. by Dana Brown (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-263-5). Two best friends express their love for each other in this gentle rhyming story. Ages 3–7.

The Magical Christmas Store by Maudie Powell-Tuck, illus. by Hoang Giang (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-264-2). Benji stumbles upon the most extraordinary store and rediscovers the joy of love, family, and the magic of Christmas. Ages 3–7.

One Christmas Mystery by M. Christina Butler, illus. by Tina Macnaughton (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-259-8). Little Hedgehog and friends try to figure out who has taken all the berries and pine cones from the woods in time to decorate for their Christmas party. Ages 3–7.

Shhh... Good Night by Nicky Benson, illus. by Thomas Elliott (Oct. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-261-1). All of the animals of the forest are settling down for the night in this bedtime book. Ages 3–7.

Supermouse and the Big Cheese Robbery by M.N. Tahl, illus. by Mark Chambers (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-262-8). Supermouse attempts to find out who has stolen the Big Cheese of Mouseopolis. Ages 3–7.

The Tinysaurs Find Love (Nov. 2, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-280-2) and The Tinysaurs Save Christmas (Sept. 7, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-279-6) by Patricia Hegarty, illus. by Dean Gray. Three friendly dinosaurs emphasize the importance of love and fill in for Santa’s sick elves, respectively. Ages 3–7.

Agent Llama by Angela Woolfe, illus. by Duncan Beedie (Aug. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-257-4). Super spy and fluffy llama Charlie is on a top-secret mission: to find the president’s underpants. Ages 4–7.

Fairy Dogmother by Caroline Crowe, illus. by Richard Merritt (Aug. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-231-4). Cinder, a canine resident at Woofington’s Dog Rescue, is visited by his Fairy Dogmother and is granted a wish that will make him happy. Ages 4–7.

The Wind May Blow by Sasha Quinton, illus. by Thomas Hegbrook (Aug. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-268-0), reminds readers that they are strong and smart and can figure out a solution to every tricky situation that they may face. Ages 4–7.

Tales of Fearless Girls: Forgotten Stories from Around the World by Isabel Otter, illus. by Ana Sender (Sept. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-256-7), gathers together 20 forgotten fairy tales of strong girls from different cultures around the world. Ages 7–12.


Happy Baby by Amelia Hepworth, illus. by Cani Chen, greets Hello Baby Animals! (Sept. 7, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-696-1) and Hello You! (Sept. 7, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-695-4), ages up to 3. I Can Learn by Lauren Crisp, illus. by Thomas Elliott, adds 100 First Words (Sept. 14, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-687-9) and I Can Count (Sept. 21, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-686-2), ages 2–5; and Noisy Digger (Sept. 7, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-684-8), ages 3–5. My First Home Learning by Crisp presents My First Learning Library (Oct. 5, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-642-8) and My First Seasons Library (Oct. 5, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-6643-5025-0), ages 2–5. And new to My Little World are Christmas by Harriet Evans, illus. by Fhiona Galloway (Sept. 7, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6643-5001-4), and How Many Beads? by Nicola Edwards, illus. by Thomas Elliott (Oct. 12, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68010-682-4), ages 2–5.

Dog’s Eye View by Blake Morgan, illus. by David Dean, offers Rolo’s Story (Nov. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-255-0), ages 6–9. Little Animal Rescue by Rachel Delahaye, illus. by Suzie Mason, continues with Little Polar Bear Rescue (Oct. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-253-6; $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68010-498-1), ages 6–9. Mermaids Rock by Linda Chapman, illus. by Mirelle Ortega, skates along with The Ice Giant (Nov. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-6643-0001-9; $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6643-4001-5), ages 6–9.

Museum Kittens by Holly Webb, illus. by Sarah Lodge, inspired by real-life museum cats, debuts with The Midnight Visitor (Oct. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-240-6; $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68010-485-1) and The Mummy’s Curse (Oct. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-241-3; $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68010-486-8), ages 6–9. Joining Star Friends by Chapman, illus. by Lucy Fleming, is Poison Potion (Sept. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-6643-0000-2; $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6643-4000-8), ages 6–9. There’s a Dragon by Tom Nicoll, illus. by Sarah Horne, picks up There’s a Dragon in My Stocking (Sept. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-220-8; $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68010-473-8, ages 6–9. And Winter Journeys by Holly Webb, illus. by Simon Mendez, welcomes The Storm Leopards (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-254-3; $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68010-499-8), ages 6–9.

Tilbury House

Little Blue House Beside the Sea by Jo Ellen Bogart, illus. by Carmé Lemniscates (Nov. 2, $9.95 board book, ISBN 978-0-88448-917-7). A girl in her little blue house by the sea wants to believe that the children gazing back from far over the horizon love the ocean as she does. Ages 3–5.

Crying Is Like the Rain: A Story of Mindfulness and Feelings by Heather Hawk Feinberg, illus. by Chamisa Kellogg (Sept. 7, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-88448-724-1). While walking in the rain, two siblings explore how crying is natural and healing. Ages 6–8.

I Am Smoke by Henry Herz, illus. by Merce Lopez Ascanoio (Sept. 7, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-788-3). Smoke tells how it can be helpful while also reminding us of reasons to respect its potential harm. Ages 6–8.

In My Neighborhood by Oscar Loubriel, illus. by Rogério Coelho (Sept. 7, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-701-2). The narrator, a drum, feels like an outcast because he alone—unlike his family and friends—cannot play a melody Ages 6–8.

Skywatcher by Jamie Hogan (Oct. 5, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-897-2). Tamen’s mother, a nightshift nurse, finds a way to take him camping, and for one magical night the Milky Way in all its glory belongs to them. Ages 6–8.

The Acadia Files: Autumn Science (Sept. 7, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-88448-605-3) and The Acadia Files: Winter Science (Nov. 2, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-88448-608-4) by Katie Coppens, illus. by Holly Hatam, introduce the wonders of science using real-world scenarios to make scientific inquiry relatable and understandable. Ages 9–12.

Ocean Planet: Animals of the Sea and Shore by Ben Rothery (Oct. 5, $29.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-916-0) offers a rich exploration of the creatures from the coastal and offshore waters of the world. Ages 9–12.

The Pier at the End of the World by Paul Erickson (Oct. 5, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-88448-918-4) follows a day in the life of the denizens lurking in the cold, tide-swept waters beneath a remote pier on the shore of a northern sea. Ages 9–12.


How Nature Works grows with Blowholes, Book Gills, and Butt-Breathers: The Strange Ways Animals Get Oxygen by Doug Wechsler (Dec. 7, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-772-2; $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-88448-773-9) and Don’t Mess with Me: The Strange Lives of Venomous Sea Creatures by Paul Erickson (Dec. 7, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-88448-552-0), ages 9–12.

Tiny Owl

The Snowman and the Sun by Susan Taghdis, illus. by Ali Mafakheri (Nov. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-910328-79-8). A snowman travels happily through the water cycle, changing from ice to water to water vapor until he becomes a snowman once again. Ages 3–6.

Sorry Mrs. Cake by Kate Milner (Sept. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-910328-78-1). When Mrs. Cake whips up a tasty feast to share, a boy finds a way to make sure she gets the appreciation she deserves. Ages 4–8.

Triangle Square

Together by Mona Damluji, illus. by Innosanto Nagara (Oct. 5, $12.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-64421-084-0). A simple poem of universal experience shows the transformative power of collective action. Ages 3–7.

The Donkey’s Gone! by Omid Arabian, illus. by Shilla Shakoori (Nov. 9, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-64421-090-1). This Rumi tale about a donkey keeper staying at an inn becomes a parable for life lessons of joy and sorrow. Ages 5–8.

Stories for Kids Who Want to Save the World by Carola Benedetto and Luciana Ciliento, illus. by Roberta Maddalena Bireau (Oct. 12, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-64421-086-4), offers biographies of 16 extraordinary climate change activists. Ages 7–10.

Tell It True by Tim Lockette (Sept. 21, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-64421-082-6). A high school newspaper editor chooses to speak the truth in a world of fake news and learns hard lessons about journalism and friendship. Ages 10–14.


For Young People marches on with Power to the People! A Young People’s Guide to Fighting for Our Rights as Citizens and Consumers by Richard Panchyk (Aug. 31, $17.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64421-088-8), ages 10–14.


Mama, What Is the Night? by Manjula Padmanabhan (Nov. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-93-5046-944-6). A girl gets different answers when she asks the owl, the earthworm, and the firefly what night is. Ages 5–7.

Guthli Has Wings by Kanak Shashi (Sept. 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-93-86667-94-6). In this story about gender identity, Guthli is told not to wear her sister’s frilly frock that she loves, but her “own” boys’ clothes. Ages 7–9.


Bear Wants to Sing by Cary Fagan, illus. by Dena Seiferling (Sept. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6803-6). Bear wants to sing his song but all the other animals keep interrupting him and stealing the spotlight. Ages 3–7.

Crocodile Hungry by Eija Sumner; illus. by John Martz (Jan. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6787-9). A hungry crocodile who is used to eating packaged foods goes on a hunt to find food in the wild. Ages 3–7.

Gemma and the Giant Girl by Sara O’Leary, illus. by Marie Lafrance (Oct. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6367-3). Gemma, a doll forgotten in a dollhouse, dreams of seeing the real world and is helped on her quest by a friendly giant. Ages 3–7.

My Best Friend by Miguel Tanco (Jan. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7070-1) depicts the human-dog relationship from the point of view of a kid and their dog. Ages 3–7.

Rodney Was a Tortoise by Nan Forler, illus. by Yong Ling Kang (Jan. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6662-9). Bernadette must learn to process her grief when her beloved tortoise Rodney dies and no one except her new friend notices her loneliness. Ages 3–7.

Thingamabob by Marianna Coppo (Oct. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6579-0). Thingamabob doesn’t have a purpose but when it makes a friend in the park, Thingamabob realizes that if you aren’t one thing, you can be everything! Ages 3–7.

Time Is a Flower by Julie Morstad (Sept. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6754-1) explores the nature of time through the eyes of a child. Ages 3–7.

Tiny Reindeer by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros (Oct. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7118-0). Tiny Reindeer is too small to pull Santa’s sleigh but when Santa gets a special request from a girl, Tiny is the only one who can do the job. Ages 3–7.

The Unforgettable Party by Noemi Vola (Aug. 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7090-9). Caterpillar is so bored he throws himself a party—and uses a marker to create six new friends on his body. Ages 3–7.

Your Birthday Was the Best! by Maggie Hutchings, illus. by Felicita Sa (Jan. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7162-3). A friendly cockroach joins a kid’s birthday party and has the time of his life—even as the kids are trying to get rid of him. Ages 3–7.

Little Witch Hazel: A Year in the Forest by Phoebe Wahl (Sept. 21, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6489-2) is a collection of stories spanning all four seasons and starring a tiny forest-dwelling witch. Ages 4–8.

Midnight and Moon by Kelly Cooper, illus. by Daniel Miyares (Jan. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6630-8). A girl who doesn’t fit in befriends a blind horse who also struggles to find his place in the herd. Ages 4–8.

Petal the Angry Cow by Maureen Fergus, illus. by Olga Demidova (Oct. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6468-7). Petal is a thoughtful, bighearted cow, but has trouble controlling her even bigger temper. Ages 4–8.

Evie and the Truth About Witches by John Martz (Aug. 17, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7100-5). When Evie picks up The Truth About Witches, the bookseller warns her not to read the last page out loud—but what happens when she does? Ages 5–9.

The Dollhouse: A Ghost Story by Charis Cotter (Aug. 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6906-4). Alice’s mother takes a job as a live-in nurse in a huge home where Alice finds a creepy dollhouse and an even creepier new roommate who looks exactly like one of the dolls. Ages 9–12.

Escape to Witch City by E. Latimer (Aug. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-101-91931-6). When young witch Emma’s powers are revealed, so are a lot of family secrets. Ages 10 and up.


Anne of Green Gables by Kallie George, illus. by Geneviève Godbout, adds Merry Christmas, Anne (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6718-3), ages 3–7. Narwhal and Jelly by Ben Clanton swims along with Narwhal’s School of Awesomeness (Sept. 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6254-6), ages 6–9. Simon and Chester return in Super Sleepover by Cale Atkinson (Sept. 21, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6744-2), ages 6–9. Weenie Featuring Frank and Beans by Maureen Fergus, illus. by Alexandra Bye, featuring a meatloaf-obsessed weiner dog, debuts with Mad About Meatloaf (Oct. 12, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6791-6), ages 6–9. And Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen by Marthe Jocelyn, illus. by Isabelle Follath, is back on the case with The Dead Man in the Garden (Sept. 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7081-7), ages 10 and up.


Faith and Science with Dr. Fizzlebop by Brock Eastman (Nov. 9, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4964-5816-2) features 52 family-friendly experiments. Ages 6–10.


Dead Sea Squirrels by Mike Nawrocki, illus. by Luke Séguin-Magee, offers Jingle Squirrels (Oct. 5, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4964-4981-8), ages 6–10.


All the Feels for Teens: The Good, the Not-So-Good, and the Utterly Confusing by Elizabeth Laing Thompson (Oct. 5, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4964-5107-1) helps teenage girls embrace their big feelings while processing and training their emotions. Ages 13 and up.


The Nede Rising duology by Jess Corban wraps up with A Brutal Justice (Aug. 17, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-4838-5), ages 13 and up.



Tales from Aotearoa serves up Maui and the Secret of Fire by Donovan Bixley, trans. by Darryn Joseph and Keri Opai (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-988516-93-6), ages 5–7.


Have You Seen Me? by Alexandrea Weis (Aug. 3, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-64548-075-4). In this series launch, when a senior at Waverly Prep goes missing, new history teacher Aubrey organizes a small student investigation team and its members start turning up dead across campus. Ages 12 and up.


My Best Friend Is a Secret Agent: How Chip Became C.H.I.P. and Foiled the Freaky Fuzzy Invasion by Richard Clark, illus. by Rich Murray (Sept. 7, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-989365-77-9), kicks off a series starring best friends turned super agents: 10-year-old computer whiz-inventor Nort and Chip, his loyal guinea pig. Ages 7–11.

The Hoodie Girl by Yuen Wright (Aug. 10, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-989365-57-1). Quiet Wren struggles to fit in at school, until she forms a friendship with popular jock Asher. Ages 12–17.

Big Boned by Jo Watson (Sept. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-989365-29-8). An artistic teenage girl overcomes issues of self-acceptance and social anxiety while navigating a new school and supporting her brother with special needs. Ages 12 and up.

Blackout by K. Monroe (Jan. 25, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-989365-73-1) follows Alina, who wakes up in the hospital one day with no memory and is thrust into a world where everyone knows about her notorious past except her. Ages 14 and up.

The Last She by H.J. Nelson (Dec. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-989365-71-7). The last woman on Earth seeks to discover the truth of her existence after a mysterious plague wipes out the female population and she is taken captive by a clan of men. Ages 14 and up.

Rest Easy by Warona Jolomba (Oct. 26, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-989365-95-3). Teens Dee and Naya forge a bond while volunteering at a retirement home over one fateful summer. Ages 14 and up.


Pirate fantasy series Kingdom of Bones by Kimberly Vale debuts with Crossbones (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-989365-79-3), ages 14 and up. And With Me by Jessica Cunsolo concludes with Still with Me (Nov. 23, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-989365-69-4), ages 14 and up.

A Wave Blue World

The Orphan King by Tyler Chin-Tanner, illus. by James Boyle (Sept. 7, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-949518-14-6), is a retelling of the Arthurian legends featuring characters challenging the concept of male birthright. Ages 13 and up.


Boats! And Other Things That Float by Bryony Davies, illus. by Maria Brzozowska (Nov. 16, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-721-4), spotlights some of the more surprising things that float on water—including seaplanes and amphibious cars—and explains how boats float. Ages 3–5.

Buster the Bully by Maisha Oso, illus. by Craig Shuttlewood (Sept. 7, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-80129-009-8). A bully experiences being bullied and learns to defend others. Ages 3–6.

I Don’t Like Birthday Parties by Maureen Gaspari, illus. by Siski (Sept. 21, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-80129-010-4). Overwhelmed by the sights, sounds, and sensations of a party, Lucas learns that there is more than one way to enjoy it. Ages 4–7.

Living Planet: The Story of Survival on Planet Earth by Camilla de la Bedoyere (Sept. 7, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-784-9) takes a look at Earth from its formation to today with an augmented reality app. Ages 7–9.

The Ultimate Dinosaur Encyclopedia: Enhanced with Stunning Interactive 3D Models and Videos by Chris Barker (Sept. 7, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-785-6) explores every era of prehistoric life, from the origins of life in the world’s oceans to the reign of the dinosaurs and beyond. Ages 8–10.

The Book of Discoveries: Incredible Breakthroughs That Changed the World by Tim Cooke (Oct. 5, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-716-0) covers more than 40 discoveries, from gravity to the movement of subatomic particles, and introduces the scientists behind them. Ages 8–12.

FIFA Soccer Encyclopedia: Everything You Need to Know About the Beautiful Game by Emily Stead (Oct. 5, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-571-5) delivers up-to-date facts, stats and records, plus profiles of teams and players from FIFA. Ages 8–12.

We Are the Ancient Egyptians: Meet the People Behind the History by David Long (Aug. 24, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-660-6) features 19 characters describing their everyday lives in ancient Egyptian times, a key to decoding hieroglyphics, and a timeline of key events. Ages 8–12.

Do No Harm by Nick Arnold, illus by Stephanie von Reiswitz (Nov. 9, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-757-3), looks at the history of medicine, including many macabre practices employed over the centuries. Ages 9 and up.

My Vegan Year: The Young Person’s Seasonal Guide to Going Plant-Based by Niki Webster (Dec. 14, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-737-5) offers recipes, tips, and information about how to cut down on (or cut out) meat and dairy. Ages 12–10.


Sports Superstars revs up with Lewis Hamilton Rules by Simon Mugford, illus. by Dan Green (Dec. 14, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-78312-760-3), ages 5–12. New to Paperscapes is The Nutcracker: A Picturesque Retelling with Press-Out Characters by Lauren Holowaty (Sept. 21, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-717-7), ages 6–10. STEAM Tales by Katie Dicker serves up Alice in Wonderland:
The Children’s Classic with 20 STEAM Activities (Nov. 16, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-778-8) and Around the World in 80 Days (Nov. 16, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-779-5), ages 7–10. My STEM Day titles include Engineering: Packed with Fun Facts and Activities! by Nancy Dickmann (Sept. 7, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-78312-658-3) and Math by Anne Rooney (Sept. 7, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-78312-657-6), ages 7–12. Among the 60 Second Genius volumes are History: Bite-Size Facts to Make Learning Fun and Fast (Oct. 19, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-712-2) and Planet Earth (Dec. 14, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-723-8), ages 8–12.

Welbeck Editions

Sing Like a Whale: Learn How to Make a Noise Like the Animals Do! by Moira Butterfield (Sept. 7, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-913519-31-5). Readers meet a collection of animals from around the world and discover the sounds they make, and why. Ages 3–5.

What the Elephant Heard by Charlotte Guillain, illus. by Sam Usher (Nov. 2, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-913519-32-2), follows a herd of African elephants as they journey in search of a watering hole. Ages 4–8.

All Things Change by Anna Claybourne, illus. by Sarah Edmonds (Oct. 5, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-913519-46-9), looks at the processes of change in the natural world, covering geology, ecology, biology, and more. Ages 6–9.

One Million Insects by Isabel Thomas, illus. by Lou Baker Smith (Sept. 7, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-913519-45-2), focuses on what makes an insect an insect, the differences between insect groups, and why insects are important. Ages 7–12.

Skygazing: Explore the Sky in the Day and Night by Anna Claybourne (Sept. 7, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-913519-30-8). This double-sided book offers information about the daytime sky in one half, and the nighttime sky in the other. Ages 7–12.

The World Book by Joe Fullman, illus by Ross Blake (Nov. 9, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-913519-47-6), presents facts, stats, flags, culture, language, and other info on every country in the world. Ages 8 and up.


Ingpen Classics continues with Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift, illus by Robert Ingpen (Oct. 5, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-913519-44-5), and Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, illus. by Ingpen (Oct. 5, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-913519-43-8), ages 8 and up.

West Margin

Little Bee’s Flower by Jacob Souva (Oct. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5132-8947-2). A little bee tries to find her role (and a flower) and do a good job. Ages 4–8.

Miss Meow by Jane Smith (Sept. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5132-8945-8) spotlights a girl who loves to dress up as a cat. Ages 4–8.

Where Thuong Keeps Love by Thu Buu, illus. by Bao Luu (Sept. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5132-8943-4). A Vietnamese girl tries to figure out where to keep her love for her parents and realizes that love is not limited to any one expression. Ages 4–8.

Sylvia Finds a Way by Stephanie Shaw, illus. by Fiona Lee (Oct. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5132-8949-6), depicts how one small creature can have a powerful effect on the world using restraint, kindness, and respect. Ages 5–8.


Challenge Island by Sharon Duke Estroff and Joel Ross, illus. by Mónica de Rivas, a line of STEAM-centric adventures, debuts with The Bridge to Sharktooth Island (Nov. 2, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5132-8953-3), ages 4–8.

What on Earth

Earth Is Big: A Book of Comparisons by Steve Tomecek, illus. by Marcos Farina (Oct. 5, $24, ISBN 978-1-912920-34-1). Earth is wet and dry, hot and cold, round and jagged, fast and slow, depending on how you look at it. Ages 6–10.


Zoom gains Construction Site Adventure by Susan Hayes, illus. by Susanna Rumiz (Nov. 2, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-912920-42-6), and Farm Adventure by Hayes, illus. by Aviel Basil (Nov. 2, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-912920-44-0), ages 1–3.

Albert Whitman

Alicia Alonso Dances On by Rose Viña, illus. by Gloria Félix (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1454-2), spotlights this partially blind Cuban prima ballerina, who didn’t let her vision impairment stop her from becoming a legendary dancer. Ages 4–8.

Being Mindful Like Grandpa by Sheri Mabry, illus. by Ilaria Urbinati (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0614-1). When worrying takes over, a boy uses the mindfulness skills that his grandfather taught him to calm down and ease his anxiety. Ages 4–8.

Chicken Frank, Dinosaur! by S.K. Wenger, illus. by Jojo Ensslin (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1141-1). Chicken Frank wants to prove he’s related to a T. rex in this humorous tale exploring the connection between birds and dinosaurs. Ages 4–8.

Dear Mr. Dickens by Nancy Churnin, illus. by Bethany Stancliffe (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1530-3), tells the true story of how Eliza Davis confronted author Charles Dickens about anti-Semitic portrayals in his writing. Ages 4–8.

Delphine Denise and the Mardi Gras Prize by Brittany Mazique, illus. by Sawyer Cloud (Jan. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1548-8). Delphine Denise and her friends have their eyes set on the grand prize for the best float in the Mardi Gras parade. Ages 4–8.

Holi Hai! by Chitra Soundar, illus. by Darshika Varma (Jan. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-3357-4). A family celebrates Holi, the Hindu festival of colors. Ages 4–8.

How to Haunt a House by Carolyn Crimi, illus. by Edward Miller (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-3426-7). Three clever ghosts-in-training have to think outside the box to haunt a house. Ages 4–8.

King Sejong Invents an Alphabet by Carol Kim, illus. by Cindy Kang (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-4161-6), reveals the story of King Sejong, who in the 15th century secretly created a new Korean alphabet to empower less educated citizens. Ages 4–8.

More Than Just a Game: The Black Origins of Basketball by Madison Moore, illus. by Lonnie Ollivierre (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-5271-1), takes a look at how Black players overcame segregation and prejudice in this sport, sharing the little-known history of the Black Fives teams. Ages 4–8.

Saturday at the Food Pantry by Diane O’Neill, illus. by Brizida Magro (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7236-8). Molly and her mother visit their local food pantry in this story about food insecurity. Ages 4–8.

She Stitched the Stars: A Story of Ellen Harding Baker’s Solar System Quilt by Jennifer Harris, illus. by Louise Pigott (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7322-8), is a profile of an Iowa storekeeper’s wife and a mother who stitched a quilt of the solar system in 1878. Ages 4–8.

Tell Someone by Debra Kempf Shumaker, illus. by Tristan Yuvienco (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7769-1), emphasizes the importance of open communication as a vital social and emotional skill. Ages 4–8.

Tu Youyou’s Discovery: Finding a Cure for Malaria by Songju Ma Daemicke, illus. by Lin (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-8111-7), introduces the Chinese scientist whose discovery of malaria treatment saved millions of lives and led to her becoming the first Chinese woman to win a Nobel Prize. Ages 4–8.

A Voice for the Everglades: Marjory Stoneman Douglas by Vicki Conrad, illus. by Ibon Adarne and Rachel Yew (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-8496-5), chronicles how Douglas’s activism helped establish the Florida Everglades as a national park. Ages 4–8.

A Vote for Susanna: The First Woman Mayor by Karen M. Greenwald, illus. by Sian James (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-5313-8), tells how Susanna Salter became the first woman elected mayor, decades before the women’s suffrage movement. Ages 4–8.

We Want to Go to School! The Fight for Disability Rights by Maryann Cocca-Leffler and Janine Leffler, illus. by Cocca-Leffler (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-3518-9), shares Leffler’s account of how she benefited from the 1972 landmark court case that gave children with disabilities the right to free public education. Ages 4–8.

She’s on the Money by Andrea Hall, illus. by Li Zhang (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7342-6), profiles 15 historically famous and lesser known women who came to be featured on currencies around the world. Ages 7–10.


Whose Are These? by Sue Tarsky, illus. by Michael Garton, makes the scene with Whose Ears? (Sept. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-8075-9050-8) and Whose Nose? (Sept. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-8075-9049-2), ages up to 3. Animalographies by Jodie Parachini, illus. by Dragan Kordic, showcasing famous animals, makes its debut with Beautiful Jim: The World’s Smartest Horse (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0611-0) and Spidernaut: Arabella, the Spider in Space Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0441-3), ages 4–8. Chip & Ben Books by Charles Beyl welcomes My Friend Ben and the Sleepover (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-5309-1), ages 4–8. Imagine This! adds The Second Life of Trees by Aimée M. Bissonette, illus. by Nic Jones (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7281-8), and Shipwreck Reefs by Bissonette, illus. by Adèle Leyris (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1287-6), ages 4–8. Money Tales by Sheila Bair, introducing financial concepts, launches with Billy the Borrowing Blue-Footed Booby, illus. by Amy Zhing (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0812-1), and Princess Persephone Loses the Castle, illus. by Manuela López (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-6647-3), ages 4–8.

The Boxcar Children Time to Read by Gertrude Chandler Warner, illus. by Liz Brizzi, picks up The Mountain Top Mystery (Sept. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8075-5289-6), The Pizza Mystery (Oct. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-6516-2), and The Schoolhouse Mystery (Oct. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7261-0), ages 5–7. New Time to Read, Level 2 titles are Bat and Sloth Solve a Mystery (Sept. 1, $3.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8075-0567-0) and Bat and Sloth Throw a Party (Sept. 1, $3.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8075-0573-1) by Leslie Kimmelman, illus. by Seb Braun, ages 5–7. The Boxcar Children Creatures of Legend by Warner, illus. by Thomas Girard, gains Mermaids of the Deep Blue Sea (Sept. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0806-0) and Myth of the Rain Forest Monster (Sept. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0807-7), ages 7–10. Joining Warner’s The Boxcar Children Interactive Mysteries is Race Through White-Water Canyon, illus. by Hollie Hibbert (Sept. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8075-2857-0), ages 7–10. And The Boxcar Children Mysteries by Gertrude Chandler Warner, illus. by Anthony VanArsdale, issues The Beekeeper Mystery (Oct. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0823-7) and The Great Greenfield Bake-Off (Sept. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0820-6), ages 7–10.

A Dog’s Day by Catherine Stier, illus. by Francesca Rosa, wags its tail with I Am Skye, Finder of the Lost (Sept. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8075-1687-4) and I Am Tucker, Detection Expert (Sept. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8075-1688-1), ages 7–10. Lola Jones Books by Jonathan Eig, illus. by Alicia Teba Godoy, greets Everybody’s Home (Oct. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-6574-2), ages 7–10. The Wish Library by Christine Evans, illus. by Patrick Corrigan, expands with Together Forever (Oct. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-8745-4), ages 7–10. And Zapato Power by Jacqueline Jules, illus. by Keiron Ward, offers Freddie Ramos and the Meteorite (Oct. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8075-9572-5), ages 7–10.

Whitman/AW Teen

The Night When No One Had Sex by Kalena Miller (Sept. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-5627-6). A group of friends navigate the tenuous transition into adulthood and the uncertainty of life after high school in this sex-positive all-in-one-night romp. Ages 13 and up.


Hello, My Name Is Poop by Ben Katzner, illus. by Ian McGinty (Oct. 26, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63849-012-8). In this fantasy graphic novel, a boy with an unusual name becomes the new target of bullies. Ages 8–12.

Wrassle Castle, Vol. 1: Learning the Ropes by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover, illus. by Galaad (Sept. 21, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63849-009-8). When her professional wrassler brother is mysteriously arrested, Lydia enters a wrassling tournament to win the money to free him in this fantasy graphic novel series starter. Ages 8–12.

The Unfinished Corner by Dani Colman, illus. by Rachel “Tuna” Petrovicz (Oct. 19, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63849-011-1). A 12-year-old Jewish girl experiencing a crisis of faith is enlisted by an angel to finish the monster-infested corner of the universe that God left undone. Ages 8–13.

Verse, Book 1: The Broken Half by Sam Beck (Sept. 28, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63849-010-4). A swordsmith-in-training befriends an amnesiac girl who saves his life by wielding something thought to be lost forever: magic. Ages 12 and up.


Be the Dragon: 9 Keys to Unlocking Your Inner Magic by Catherine J. Manning (Sept. 14, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-5235-1141-9) encourages kids to overcome their fears, discover their passion, and understand and manage their emotions. Ages 8–12.


Brain Quest builds with My First Brain Quest 123s (Dec. 7, $8.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-5235-0381-0), My First Brain Quest ABCs (Dec. 7, $8.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-5235-1412-0), and My First Brain Quest First Words (Dec. 7, $10.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-5235-0380-3), ages up to 3. Indestructibles adds Happy and You Know It! (Aug. 31, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-5235-1415-1) and This Little Piggy (Aug. 31, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-5235-1414-4) by Amy Pixton, illus. by Vanja Kragulj, ages up to 3. And new to Boynton on Board by Sandra Boynton is Woodland Dance! (Sept. 28, $7.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-5235-1468-7), ages up to 4.


Alphabet Love by Rachel Tawil Kenyon, illus. by Anna Süßbauer (Dec. 28, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5460-1394-5). This heart-shaped board book introduces children to the alphabet and celebrates everyday moments of love. Ages 1–4.

Bedtime Snuggles by Patricia Reeder Eubank (Sept. 7, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5460-0070-9). Baby farm animals get ready for bed. Ages 1–4.

The Snuggle Is Real by Melinda Lee Rathjen, illus. by Kristyna Litten (Dec. 28, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5460-1243-6). Animal families celebrate the power of snuggles to smooth out a rough day. Ages 1–4.

Where’s My Christmas Tree? by Bob Holt (Oct. 5, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5460-1387-7). A little penguin discovers the joy of Christmas and the love of friends. Ages 1–4.

The Gift Shop Bear by Phyllis Harris (Oct. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5460-1389-1). Bear learns that the gift shop where he lives is closing and wonders if he’ll ever see his special friend, Annie, at Christmastime again. Ages 4–7.

Once upon a Christmas by Dawn Young, illus. by Kenneth Anderson (Oct. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5460-1391-4). An unlikely team of well-known characters rescues Santa’s sleigh just in time to save Christmas. Ages 4–7.


The Story of... adds The Story of the Wise Men by Patricia A. Pingry, illus. by Alice Buckingham (Oct. 5, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5460-1386-0), ages 1–4.


Chameleon Can Be by Carolina Farías (Sept. 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-953458-15-5). A chameleon camouflages as various animals but can’t seem to find the right fit. Ages 3–7.

The Perfect Party by Laurel P. Jackson, illus. by Hélène Baum-Owoyele (Aug. 10, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-953458-12-4), celebrates the beauty of different cultures and the strength of collaboration. Ages 4–8.

The Whole World Inside Nan’s Soup by Hunter Liguore, illus. by Vikki Zhang (Aug. 24, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-953458-06-3). Nan shares the wisdom that one bowl of soup contains an assortment of traditions and places. Ages 4–8.

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