The Boy Who Tried to Shrink His Name by Sandhya Parappukkaran, illus. by Michelle Pereira (Jan. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6158-4). When a new friend sees him for who he truly is, Zimdalamashkermishkada finds the confidence to step proudly into his long name. Ages 4–8.

Bubbie & Rivka’s Best-Ever Challah (So Far!) by Sarah Lynne Reul (Sept. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5898-0). Two aspiring young bakers learn that practice makes for special together time—and delicious challah. Ages 4–8.

A Case of the Zaps by Alex Boniello and April Lavalle, illus. by James Kwan (Aug. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5672-6). Pi worries about what could go wrong on a field trip in this story about anxiety. Ages 4–8.

Covered in Color: Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Fabrics of Freedom by Elisa Boxer, illus. by Susanna Chapman (Aug. 16, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5611-5), is an illustrated biography of these visionary artists, renowned for their art installations that wrapped landmarks and landscapes in fabric. Ages 4–8.

A Land of Books: Dreams of Young Mexihcah Word Painters by Duncan Tonatiuh (Nov. 15, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4942-1). An Aztec girl tells her brother how their parents create painted manuscripts, or codices. Ages 4–8.

Little Red Riding Hood and the Dragon by Ying Chang Compestine, illus. by Joy Ang (Nov. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3728-2). In this version of the classic fairy tale, Little Red, who lives in a village near the Great Wall and trains in kung fu, must defend herself and her grandmother. Ages 4–8.

Maya and the Beast by Maya Gabeira, illus. by Ramona Kaulitzki (Aug. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6000-6), is a story inspired by the life of the author, a professional surfer who smashed records and gender stereotypes. Ages 4–8.

The Most Haunted House in America by Jarrett Dapier, illus. by Lee Gatlin (Aug. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5246-9). The Skeleton Drummers are invited to perform at the White House’s Halloween party. Ages 4–8.

Murray Christmas by E.G. Keller (Sept. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5392-3). On his first Christmas, will a dog’s misguided attempts to protect his family from traditional festivities ruin the holiday? Ages 4–8.

Roxie Loves Adventure by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, illus. by Leeza Hernandez (Nov. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5605-4). A spoiled pug has an unexpected run-in with the great outdoors. Ages 4–8.

Sal Boat (A Boat by Sal) by Thyra Heder (Aug. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5750-1). In this tale of creativity and collaboration, a boy builds a boat of his own with help from his community. Ages 4–8.

Sallie Bee Writes a Thank-You Note by Susan Verde and Courtney Sheinmel, illus. by Heather Ross (Nov. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4960-5). When a surprise arrives from Grandma, Sallie opts to mail her a handwritten note rather than send her a thank-you text. Ages 4–8.

A Story Is to Share: How Ruth Krauss Found Another Way to Tell a Tale by Carter Higgins, illus. by Isabelle Arsenault (Oct. 11, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4993-3). This tribute to storytelling and creativity focuses on the life of this 20th-century children’s author. Ages 4–8.

This Joy! by Shelley Johannes (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4182-1). A child tries to measure the size of her joy and the depth of her gratitude as she embraces the beauty of the day. Ages 4–8.

Too Early by Nora Ericson, illus. by Elly MacKay (Nov. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4207-1), spotlights a family’s bleary-eyed wake-up routine and the quiet magic of early mornings. Ages 4–8.

Marvel Super Heroes: The Ultimate Pop-Up Book by Matthew Reinhart (Nov. 15, $49.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4911-7). Marvel superheroes take center stage in this oversized book by the noted paper engineer. Ages 5–8.

Fighting for Yes! The Story of Disability Rights Activist Judith Heumann by Maryann Cocca-Leffler, illus. by Vivien Mildenberger (Aug. 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5560-6), showcases the life and work of Heumann, who contributes a personal reflection. Ages 6–9.

The Garbage Pail Kids Cookbook by Elisabeth Weinberg and Matt Stine, illus. by Joe Simko (Sept. 27, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6069-3). The Garbage Pail Kids present gross but tasty recipes in this book featuring an introduction by their creator, R.L. Stine. Ages 8–12.

How It’s Made: The Creation of Everyday Items by Thomas Gerencer (Oct. 18, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5375-6) reveals how common things—including airplanes, gummy vitamins, and basketballs—come to be. Ages 8–12.


Spider-Man: The Spider-Verse Unfolds by Marvel Entertainment, illus. by Mingjue Helen Chen (Dec. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6633-6), is a new Abrams Unfolds Book, ages 4–8. Feeling Friends welcomes Feathers Together by Caron Levis, illus. by Charles Santoso (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5458-6), ages 4–8. I Am Books adds I Am Me: A Book of Authenticity by Susan Verde, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds (Sept. 27, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4648-2), ages 4–8. The Questioneers continues with Aaron Slater’s Big Project Book for Astonishing Artists by Andrea Beaty, illus. by David Roberts (Oct. 25, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4197-5397-8); and Ada Twist, Scientist: Ghost Busted by Gabrielle Meyer and Netflix (Aug. 23, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6080-8), ages 4–8; and 5-Minute Ada Twist, Scientist Stories by Meyer and Netflix (Oct. 25, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6278-9), ages 5–7. And Wild Thing Books picks up The Search for Sasquatch by Laura Krantz (Oct. 11, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5818-8), ages 8–12.

Abrams Appleseed

The Ultimate Book of First Words by Steve Mack (Aug. 16, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-6177-5) offers an interactive introduction to words, including names of animals and the sounds they make, vehicles, foods, numbers, colors, and opposites. Ages 2–4.

Bored No More! The ABCs of What to Do When There’s Nothing to Do by Julie Reiters (Oct. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6077-8) presents an alphabetical roundup of boredom busters. Ages 3–5.

Measuring a Year: A Rosh Hashanah Story by Linda Elovitz Marshall, illus. by Zara González Hoang (Aug. 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4497-6), encourages children to take stock of happy times and occasional regrets, as well as new friends made and skills gained over the year. Ages 3–5.

No! Said Custard the Squirrel by Sergio Ruzzier (Sept. 6, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5524-8) relays a story about rejecting others’ expectations and being authentically you. Ages 3–6.


Abrams Block Books issues Pixar Buddy Block: The Ultimate Celebration of Pixar Pals by Peski Studio (Nov. 8, $17.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-5728-0), ages up to 3. Abrams Trail Tales celebrates Merrytale: A Christmas Adventure by Christopher Franceschelli, illus. by Allison Black (Sept. 6, $15.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-3154-9), ages up to 3. Joining Go Green! is Go Green! Home: My First Pull-the-Tab Eco Book by Pintachan (Jan. 17, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-6101-0), ages up to 3. Hello!Lucky Books greets
Thanks a Ton!: A Book of Gratitude by Sabrina Moyle, illus. by Eunice Moyle (Aug. 23, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-4335-1), ages up to 3. And My Magical Friends adds My Magical Castle by Yujin Shin (Sept. 27, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-5393-0), ages up to 3.

My Mighty Marvel First Books
welcomes Captain Marvel by Marvel Entertainment, illus. by Jim Mooney
et al. (Dec. 6, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-6412-7), ages up to 5. Vegetables in Underwear gains Vegetables in Pajamas by Jared Chapman (Jan. 10, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-4980-3), ages up to 5. Christine Roussey’s The Promises introduces I See You (Aug. 9, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-5381-7), ages 2–4. Ride, Roll, Run: Time for Fun! by Valerie Bolling, illus. by Sabrena Khadija (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5629-0), is a new Fun in the City Book, ages 3–5. And When You Adopt adds When You Adopt a Pandarina by Matilda Rose, illus. by Tim Budgen (Aug. 23, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5731-0), ages 4–8.


Marya Khan and the Incredible Henna Party by Saadia Faruqi, illus. by Ani Bushry (Oct. 18, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6116-4). In this series debut, after Marya claims that she’s having the most epic henna party ever, she must persuade her family to make it happen. Ages 6–9.

Are You Afraid of the Dark? by Rin Chupeco (Jan. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6349-6). This collection of horror tales launches a series inspired by Nickelodeon’s TV series of the same title. Ages 8–12.

Diper Överlöde (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #17) by Jeff Kinney (Oct. 25, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6294-9). Greg Heffley charts the rise of his teenage brother’s band, Löded Diper, as its members live out their rock-and-roll dreams. Ages 8–12.

Windswept by Margi Preus, illus. by Armando Veve (Sept. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5824-9). Kids join forces to rescue their lost siblings, who have been “windswept” away. Ages 10–14.

The Roof Over Our Heads by Nicole Kronzer (Jan. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5456-2). In this novel of Victorian hijinks, a family puts on an immersive play to save their historical home. Ages 12–up.

Unraveller by Frances Hardinge (Jan. 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5931-4). In a world where anyone can create a life-destroying curse, only one boy has the power to unravel them. Ages 12–up.

Lightlark by Alex Aster (Aug. 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6086-0) debuts a series set on the island of Lightlark, which every 100 years is host of the Centennial, a deadly game played by the rulers of six realms. Ages 13–up.

Beguiled by Cyla Panin (Aug. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5267-4). When a teen makes a deal with a spirit in an attempt to gain her independence, she discovers the twisted price she must pay for it. Ages 14–up.

Fraternity by Andy Mientus (Sept. 20, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5470-8). This queer paranormal story set in a boarding school during the AIDS crisis involves a secret brotherhood and an ancient evil. Ages 14–up.

Lark & Kasim Start a Revolution by Kacen Callender (Sept. 27, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5687-0). An aspiring writer who posts on social media embraces their messy emotions and learns how to be in love. Ages 14–up.


The Questioneers offers The Science of Baking (Ada Twist, Scientist: The Why Files #3) by Andrea Beaty and Theanne Griffith (Sept. 6, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6153-9), ages 5–8. Class Critters introduces Madison Morris Is Not a Mouse! by Kathryn Holmes, illus. by Ariel Landy (Aug. 16, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5569-9), ages 6–9. Hello!Lucky Books picks up The Cosmic Adventures of Astrid and Stella by Sabrina Moyle, illus. by Eunice Moyle (Sept. 20, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5701-3), ages 6–9. Leviathan by Jason Shiga joins Adventuregame Comics (Aug. 2, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5779-2), ages 8–12. Big Ideas That Changed the World continues with We the People! by Don Brown (Oct. 4, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5738-9), ages 8–12. And Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales moves on with Let’s Make History!: Create Your Own Comics by Nathan Hale (Oct. 11, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6552-0), ages 8–12.

Joining The Powers is Haven’s Legacy by Melissa Benoist and Jessica Benoist (Nov. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5263-6), ages 8–12. Rube Goldberg and His Amazing Machines adds The New Switcheroo by Brandon T. Snider, illus. by Ed Steckley (Oct. 11, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5006-9), ages 8–12. SpongeBob SquarePants Mysteries starts up with Find a Missing Star by Nickelodeon and Dave Lewman, illus. by Francesco Francavilla (Oct. 25, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5772-3), ages 8–12. Lorien Lawrence’s Fright Watch continues with Unmasked (Aug. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5929-1), ages 10–14. Dinged by Tommy Greenwald (Sept. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5515-6) is new to The Game Changer, ages 10–14. And Winter, White and Wicked issues Rebel, Brave and Brutal by Shannon Dittemore (Jan. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5770-9), ages 12–up.

Abrams/Magic Cat

Our Story Starts in Africa by Patrice Lawrence, illus. by Jeanetta Gonzales (Sept. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6022-8). Paloma learns the story of how her family came from Africa to the Caribbean, endured the days of colonization and enslavement, and experienced a thriving, diverse contemporary community. Ages 4–8.

Meowsterpieces: A Cat’s Guide to Art... and Life! by Jenn Bailey, illus. by Nyangsongi (Sept. 27, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6051-8). Mama Cat and her kittens take inspiration from some of the world’s masterpieces to learn the art of being a cat. Ages 5–8.

The Secret Unicorn Club: Discover the Hidden Book Within a Book! by Emma Roberts, illus. by Tomislav Tomic and Rae Ritchie (Oct. 25, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6020-4). Readers learn how to find and care for unicorns as they collect 10 badges to become a Secret Unicorn Club member. Ages 5–8.

Celebrate with Me! Recipes, Crafts, and Holiday Fun from Around the World, edited by Laura Gladwin, illus. by Dawn M. Cardona (Oct. 18, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6301-4). This look at international parties, festivals, and holidays compiles recipes, activities, and personal stories of chefs, artists, and authors. Ages 8–12.

The Replay: 25 Greatest Moments in Sports by Adam Skinner, illus. by Mai Ly Degnan (Sept. 20, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6023-5), offers illustrated replays of iconic moments in sports annals. Ages 8–12.


Baby Animal Tales features Goodnight, Little Sea Otter (Oct. 11, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6021-1), ages 1–3; and Happy Easter, Little Bunny (Jan. 10, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-6664-0), ages 1–4; both by Amanda Wood, illus. by Vikki Chu, photos by Bec Winnel.



Simple Introductions to Science releases Earth Book for Kids: An Introduction to Earth Science by Dan R. Lynch (Sept. 13, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64755-283-1), ages 6–12.

Aftershock Comics

Side Effects by Ted Anderson, edited by Mike Marts (Oct. 18, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-956731-08-8). A college student struggling with her mental health finds that her meds have an unexpected side effect: superpowers. Ages 14–up.



LyricPop plays on with Shiny Happy People: A Children’s Picture Book, song lyrics by R.E.M., illus. by Paul Hoppe (Nov. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61775-851-5), ages up to 7.


Bella and the Lost Ball by Katerina Svozilova, illus. by Mag Takac (Oct. 4, $15.95, ISBN 978-80-00-06596-0). When Bella loses her red ball, she must find the right words to describe it so her friends can help her find it. Ages 3–6.

Healthy as a Dragon! by Stepanka Sekaninova, illus. by Veronika Zacharova (Sept. 13, $14.95, ISBN 978-80-00-06602-8). A resourceful princess teaches a dragon how to stay healthy and keep things clean and tidy. Ages 3–6.

Opposites—Opuestos by Magda Gargulakova, illus. by Ekaterina Gaigalova (Dec. 6, $15.95, ISBN 978-80-00-06591-5), presents an illustrated introduction to an array of opposites in both English and Spanish. Ages 3–6.

Patti at the Music Shop by Vitezslav Mecner (Sept. 27, $16.95, ISBN 978-80-00-06597-7). A girl who dreams of becoming a bass guitarist finds inspiration on a visit to a music shop. Ages 3–6.

Upside Down by Katarina Macurova (Nov. 22, $16.95, ISBN 978-80-00-06595-3). This tale of a garden-loving bear above ground and hungry rabbits below ground reveals the power of perspective. Ages 3–6.

Grandad’s Pink Trousers by Lucie Hasova Truhelkova, illus. by Andrea Tachezy (Oct. 25, $16.95, ISBN 978-80-00-06592-2). In this story about quiet heroism, a boy questions his ecology-minded grandfather’s odd habits. Ages 6–9.

World of Extreme Adventures by Helena Harastova, illus. by Lukas Fibrich (Nov. 15, $17.95, ISBN 978-80-00-06601-1), introduces kids to a variety of sports, travel destinations, and natural phenomena. Ages 9–12.

The Hand Book: A Complete Guide by Magda Gargulakova, illus. by Vitezslav Mecner (Nov. 8, $18.95, ISBN 978-80-00-06600-4), examines the hand from a range of viewpoints. Ages 9–14.

My Cup of Art by Katerina Karolik (Nov. 1, $24.95, ISBN 978-80-00-06594-6). In this pop-up book, an ordinary cup is reimagined into creative artistic forms. Ages 9–up.


Unfolding the Past issues Ancient Egypt for Kids by Oldrich Ruzicka, illus. by Tomas Tuma (Oct. 11, $16.95, ISBN 978-80-00-06599-1), ages 6–9.

Amazon Crossing

My GrandMom by Gee-Eun Lee, trans. by Sophie Bowman (Nov. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66250-825-7). Based on the author’s own life, this story spotlights a girl’s close bond with her grandmother. Ages 3–7.

A Dream of Birds by Shenaz Patel, trans. by Edwige-Renée Dro, illus. by Emmanuelle Tchoukriel (Aug. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66250-093-0). Set on the African island of Mauritius, this tale showcases a girl’s love of nature, her brash but well-meaning choice, and her redemption and hope for a better world. Ages 5–8.

Piece by Piece: How I Built My Life (No Instructions Required) by David Aguilar and Ferran Aguilar, trans. by Lawrence Schimel (Oct. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66250-427-3). In this memoir, a boy who dreams big makes himself a prosthetic arm out of Lego bricks. Ages 10–14.

Amazon/Two Lions

The Best Gift for Bear by Jennifer A. Bell (Sept. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-2922-3). A hedgehog and a bear star in this holiday story about finding a
perfect present. Ages 3–7.

Bright Winter Night by Alli Brydon, illus. by Ashling Lindsay (Dec. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-2224-8). Using items found in the forest, animals build something together in this celebration of nature and friendship. Ages 3–7.

Anni Dreams of Biryani by Namita Moolani Mehra, illus. by Chaaya Prabhat (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-3041-0). Anni vows to learn the secret ingredients in the biryani served in the café near her home in Little India. Ages 4–8.

Love Made Me More by Colleen Rowan Kosinski, illus. by Sonia Sánchez (Nov. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-0620-0). After his grandmother shows him how to fold an origami crane, a boy and the crane become lifelong friends. Ages 4–8.

Outside Amelia’s Window by Caroline Nastro, illus. by Anca Sandu Budisan (Nov. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-2785-4). In this tale of friendship and new beginnings, a bird outside Amelia’s window helps her embark on a journey in her new wheelchair. Ages 4–8.


Turkey Trouble welcomes Turkey’s Valentine Surprise by Wendi Silvano, illus. by Lee Harper (Dec. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-2366-5), ages 3–7. And It’s Not a Fairy Tale continues with It’s Not the Three Little Pigs by Josh Funk, illus. by Edwardian Taylor (Nov. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-3243-8), ages 5–8.

Andersen Press USA

The Little Island by Smriti Prasadam-Halls, illus. by Robert Starling (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-72846-773-3). When geese leave the farm and their friends to find the perfect home, they discover that life alone is difficult. Ages 4–9.

Peep! by Meg McLaren (Sept. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-72846-771-9). Though a dog dislikes venturing outside of her comfort zone, there’s nothing she won’t do to find her beloved lost toy, Peep. Ages 4–9.

What Will I Be? by Frances Stickley, illus. by Lucy Fleming (Sept. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-72846-772-6). Through dress-up and imaginary play, four friends explore who they could be. Ages 4–9.

A Tale of Two Dragons by Geraldine McCaughrean, illus. by Peter Malone (Nov. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-72846-774-0). This modern parable featuring two kingdoms and two dragons reveals that the way to peace and prosperity is through teamwork rather than fighting. Ages 5–9.

Andrews McMeel

Dream, My Child by r.h. Sin, illus. by Janie Secker (Sept. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5248-6786-7), follows a baby as he explores the imaginative world of his dreams. Ages up to 5.

Leila & Nugget Mysteries: Who Stole Mr. T? by Dustin Brady and Deserae Brady, illus. by April Brady (Sept. 27, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5248-7825-2; $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-7706-4). A pet turtle goes missing in this launch title of a series starring gumshoe Leila and her dog, Nugget. Ages 7–10.

150 Happy Facts by the Happy Broadcast by Keith Bonnici, illus. by Mauro Gatti (Jan. 3, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-7577-0), compiles uplifting info on such topics as animals, mental health, and sports. Ages 7–12.

Crabgrass: Comic Adventures by Tauhid Bondia (Sept. 20, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-7555-8). The comic-strip exploits of two boys—one white, one Black—land them in mischief. Ages 8–12.

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish Junior Novel by Cala Spinner (Aug. 16, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-7755-2). This hero must find the wishing star to restore the eight lives he’s lost in this tie-in to the upcoming film. Ages 8–12.

The Official Daniel Tiger Cookbook: 50 Grr-ific Recipes! by Amazing15 (Nov. 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5248-7611-1) rounds up recipes based on the TV show Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Ages 9–11.

The Very Genius Notebooks: The Chronicles of Deltovia by Olivia Jaimes (Sept. 20, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-7156-7). In this series launch, three girls share one notebook, in which they create the story of their fantasy realm and record the real-world happenings in their middle school. Ages 9–13.

Black Trailblazers: 30 Courageous Visionaries Who Broke Boundaries, Made a Difference, and Paved the Way by Bijan Bayne, illus. by Joelle Avelino (Sept. 20, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-5248-7477-3), collects brief illustrated biographies of Black thinkers, activists, and innovators. Ages 10–15.

DPS Only! by Xiao Tong (Oct. 25, $18.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-7649-4). An Asian American teen aspires to become a competitive gamer, but her fear of harassment and trolls leads her to don a disguise. Ages 13–17.

Unfamiliar by Haley Newsome (Oct. 25, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-7683-8). As this series opens, a young kitchen witch moves into a haunted house to help ghosts solve their problems. Ages 13–17.

The Witch’s Throne by Cedric Caballes (Oct. 25, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-7650-0). In this series debut, an alchemist who wants to save the world learns that being a hero comes at a big cost. Ages 13–17.


Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior Graphic Novels releases Another World by Pirate Sourcil, illus. by Jez and Odone (Sept. 6, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-5248-7610-4; $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-7607-4), ages 7–11. Big Nate Graphic Novels continues with The Pimple of Power by Lincoln Peirce (Nov. 29, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-7873-3), ages 7–12. Big Nate TV Series Graphic Novels kicks off with Big Nate: Destined for Awesomeness by Lincoln Peirce (Aug. 30, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5248-7806-1; $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-7560-2), ages 7–12. And Animal Rescue Friends gains Friends Fur-Ever by Jana Tropper, illus. by Genevieve Kote and Axelle Lenoir (Nov. 8, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-5248-7937-2; $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-7584-8), ages 8–12.

Pucky, Prince of Bacon by Georgia Dunn (Sept. 6, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-7128-4) joins Breaking Cat News Adventures, ages 8–12. Cat Ninja returns in Welcome to the ’Burbs by Matthew Cody, illus. by Chad Thomas and Warren Wucinich (Oct. 18, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-7585-5), ages 8–12. Archibald Finch is back in Archibald Finch and the Curse of the Phoenix by Michel Guyon (Oct. 25, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5248-7136-9), ages 9–12. And joining Enola Holmes: The Graphic Novels is The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan, the Case of the Cryptic Crinoline, and the Case of the Baker Street Tube Station by Serena Blasco (Oct. 11, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-7135-2), ages 9–12.

Also due are additions to the following long-running series: Big Nate, Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventures, and Peanuts Kids.


Avocado Feels a Pit Worried by Brenda Miles, illus. by Monika Filipina (Oct. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3862-0). With his confidence boosted by friends and a method for dealing with social anxiety, an avocado faces his fears. Ages 4–8.

Better Together by Chloe Douglass (Sept. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-4039-5). In this companion to Band Together, Seagull and Duck vie to be the star of the show and deal with jealousy and envy. Ages 4–8.

Big Bold Beautiful Me by Jane Yolen and Maddison Stemple-Piatt, illus. by Chloe Burgett (Oct. 25, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3864-4), is a tale of body positivity and self-acceptance. Ages 4–8.

The Mother of a Movement: Jeanne Manford—Ally, Activist, and Co-Founder of PFLAG by Rob Sanders, illus. by Sam Kalda (Oct. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-4020-3), relays the story of Manford, who decided to start a group to help families of LGBTQ people while marching with her son in New York City’s 1972 Christopher Street Parade. Ages 4–8.

My Zoo: A Book of Feelings by David Griswold, illus. by Eliza Reisfeld (Nov. 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-4035-7), uses animal metaphors to help kids identify and accept various emotions. Ages 4–8.


Kid Confident introduces How to Master Your Mood in Middle School by Lenka Glassman (Aug. 30, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3818-7) and How to Manage Your Social Power in Middle School by Bonnie Zucker (Aug. 30, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3814-9), both illus. by DeAndra Hodge, ages 11–14.

Archie Comics

The Archie Encyclopedia (Oct. 18, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64576-897-5) is an illustrated guide to the eight-decade history of the Archie Comics characters. Ages 8–12.


Best of Archie Comics greets Sabrina: 60 Magical Stories (Sept. 20, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64576-895-1), ages 8–12. A Very Archie Christmas (Oct. 11, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64576-899-9) is a new Archie Christmas Digest, ages 9–12. And Kevin Keller stars in Kevin Keller Celebration Omnibus (Aug. 9, $49.99, ISBN 978-1-64576-887-6), ages 12–up.

Arte Publico

Abuela y el Covid/Grandma and Covid by Airy Sindik, trans. by Nicolás Kanellos (Oct. 31, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55885-955-5). In this bilingual tale, a boy enjoys remote time with his grandmother during the pandemic—until one day she stops phoning. Ages 4–8.

El cumpleaños de mi hermana Dulce/My Sister Dulce’s Birthday by Erika Said, trans. by Gabriela Baeza Ventura (Oct. 31, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55885-954-8), is a bilingual story about planning Dulce’s seventh birthday party. Ages 4–8.

Halloween, el día de las brujas/Halloween, a Day for Witches by María L. Gutiérrez (Oct. 31, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55885-953-1), offers a bilingual celebration of this holiday. Ages 4–8.


Fire Chief Fran by Linda Ashman, illus. by Nancy Carpenter (Dec. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-426-8), shows how a fire chief and her crew keep their community safe. Ages 4–8.

Grandma’s Farm by Michael Garland (Oct. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-583-8). In this companion to Grandpa’s Tractor, a grandmother shares her fond memories of farm life. Ages 4–8.

The Flying Man: The Life of Otto Lilienthal, the World’s First Pilot by Mike Downs, illus. by David Hohn (Dec. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-550-0), profiles Lilienthal, whose more than 2,000 successful glider flights inspired the Wright Brothers and other aviation pioneers. Ages 7–10.

Infinity: Figuring Out Forever by Sarah C. Campbell and Richard P. Campbell (Aug. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62979-875-2) examines this complex math concept. Ages 7–10.


Little Hippo Stories rolls on with Here Comes Truck Driver Hippo by Jonathan London, illus. by Gilles Eduar (Nov. 8, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-589-0), ages 3–6. Arithmechicks adds Arithmechicks Play Fair: A Math Story by Ann Marie Stephens, illus. by Jia Liu (Aug. 9, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-595-1), ages 4–8. And Wolves! is a new Strange and Wonderful title by Laurence Pringle, illus. by Meryl Learnihan Henderson (Nov. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-327-8), ages 7–10.

Astra/Calkins Creek

Cloaked in Courage: Uncovering Deborah Sampson, Patriot Soldier by Beth Anderson, illus. by Anne Lambelet (Nov. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-610-1), centers on this woman who fought in the American Revolution disguised as a man—and found her true identity and purpose in life. Ages 7–10.

Dazzlin’ Dolly: The Songwriting, Hit-Singing, Guitar-Picking Dolly Parton by Suzanne Slade, illus. by Edwin Fotheringham (Sept. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-841-9), follows the life of this singer, songwriter, and humanitarian. Ages 7–10.

Mr. McCloskey’s Marvelous Mallards: The Making of Make Way for Ducklings by Emma Bland Smith, illus. by Becca Stadtlander (Nov. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-392-6),
provides a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Robert McCloskey’s classic picture book. Ages 7–10.

Road Trip! Camping with the Four Vagabonds: Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, and John Burroughs by Claudia Friddell, illus. by Jeremy Holmes (Aug. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68437-272-0), chronicles the camping adventures of inventors Edison and Firestone and two friends in the early 1900s. Ages 7–10.

Ethel’s Song: Ethel Rosenberg’s Life in Poems by Barbara Krasner (Sept. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-625-5). This novel in verse profiles the life of this suspected Soviet spy. Ages 13–17.


Medical Fiascoes continues with American Murderer: The Parasite That Haunted the South by Gail Jarrow (Sept. 27, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-68437-815-9), ages 10–17.

Astra/Hippo Park

A Bear, a Bee, and a Honey Tree by Daniel Bernstrom, illus. by Brandon James Scott (Nov. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66264-008-7). What happens when a hungry bear and a hive of angry bees come face to face? Ages 3–7.

Come On In: There’s a Party in This Book! by Jamie Michalak, illus. by Sabine Timm (Sept. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66264-000-1). In this inclusive tale, party guests include cats wearing boots and fruits dressed in suits. Ages 4–8.

How to Draw a Happy Cat by Ethan T. Berlin, illus. by Jimbo Matison (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66264-004-9). A drawing lesson spins out of control when Cat just won’t stay happy. Ages 4–8.

Tiny Spoon vs. Little Fork by Constance Lombardo, illus. by Dan Abdo and Jason Patterson (Oct. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66264-006-3). This story features a fork and a spoon—and the baby they both want to feed. Ages 4–8.


Hippo Park Pals adds Herbert on the Slide by Rilla Alexander (Oct. 25, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-66264-011-7), ages 2–5.

Astra/minedition US

Who Bit My Book? by Elsa Mroziewicz (Dec. 6, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66265-135-9). Children lift flaps to learn which animals are invading the pages of their book. Ages up to 3.

Who’s Back There? by Giuliano Ferri (Dec. 6, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66265-136-6) invites toddlers to guess which animal is hiding behind each flap. Ages up to 3.

City Under the City by Dan Yaccarino (Sept. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66265-089-5). Bix and her rat friend discover a new world in this tale about autonomy, building community, and the power of reading. Ages 4–8.

Dad, Don’t Miss It! by Qiaoqiao Li (Oct. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66265-112-0). On a visit to the countryside, a father is unable to see what his child sees until he unplugs from his computer. Ages 4–8.

A Name from the Sky by Diane Kruger, illus. by Christa Unzner (Oct. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66265-091-8). The author explains how learning the meaning of her name changed her life—and how our names can help us find our own special powers. Ages 4–8.


Garvey in the Dark by Nikki Grimes (Oct. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-526-5). This novel in verse captures the impact of the pandemic through the eyes of a boy and shows how to find hope in hard times. Ages 8–12.


Count on Us! Climate Activists from One to a Billion by Gabi Snyder, illus. by Sarah Walsh (Sept. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64686-624-3). A movement builds from one person to many in this A-to-Z environmental activism book. Ages 4–9.

Hana’s Hundreds of Hijabs by Razeena Omar Gutta, illus. by Manal Mirza (Sept. 20, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64686-620-5). When her collection of hijabs gets out of hand, Hana shares her talents and belongings with her community. Ages 4–9.

Kind Kids: 50 Activities for Compassion, Confidence & Community by Maffini Helen and Whitney Stewart, illus. by Mariana Ruiz Johnson (Sept. 20, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64686-619-9), outlines games, crafts, and mindfulness activities to help kids develop empathy and respect for themselves, their loved ones, and the wider world. Ages 4–10.

Making Happy by Sheetal Sheth, illus. by Khoa Le (Sept. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64686-622-9). When a girl’s mother gets sick, she and her family learn to find much-needed joy and laughter. Ages 6–10.


Our World visits Egypt by Aya Khalil, illus. by Magda Azab (Oct. 18, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64686-717-2); France by Evelyne Holingue, illus. by Margaux Carpentier (Oct. 18, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64686-718-9); and Japan by Emily Satoko Seo, illus. by Aunyarat Watanabe (Oct. 18, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64686-629-8), ages up to 4. And World of Celebrations showcases Harvest Days: Giving Thanks Around the World by Kate DePalma, illus. by Martina Peluso (Sept. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64686-626-7), ages 4–10.

Beaming Books

Little Prayers for Everyday Life by Traci Smith, illus. by Anna Jones (Sept. 13, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-6880-8), compiles prayers for the ordinary and extraordinary moments in a child’s life. Ages 3–5.

Penguins Don’t Wear Pink by Jeffrey Turner (Aug. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-7149-5). When peer pressure erodes the confidence of a pink-loving penguin, he learns to stay true to what he loves. Ages 3–8.

Simon the Hugger by Stacy B. Davids, illus. by Ana Sebastián (Nov. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-8308-5). This tale of a lovable sloth introduces the importance of receiving consent before offering physical affection to others. Ages 3–8.

The Story of Us by Mitali Perkins, illus. by Kevin Howdeshell and Kristen Howdeshell (Sept. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-8284-2). Text and art offer a reinterpretation of the biblical redemption story. Ages 3–8.

The Tree of Hope: The Miraculous Rescue of Puerto Rico’s Beloved Banyan by Anna Orenstein-Cardona, illus. by Juan Manuel Moreno (Aug. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-8409-9), relays the true story of a banyan tree and the community that fought to save it in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Ages 3–8.

A Beginner’s Guide to Being Human by Matt Forrest Esenwine, illus. by André Ceolin (Oct. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-8173-9), aims to inspire kids to be kind, empathetic, and thoughtful. Ages 5–8.

Brave Like Mom by Monica Acker, illus. by Paran Kim (Nov. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-8320-7). When a girl’s intrepid mother becomes ill, they explore together what it means to be strong, brave, and fierce. Ages 5–8.

A Costume for Charly by C.K. Malone, illus. by Alejandra Barajas (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-8405-1). On Halloween, Charly finds a costume that represents their feminine and masculine identities equally. Ages 5–8.

Diwali in My New Home by Shachi Kaushik, illus. by Aishwarya Tandon (Sept. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-8407-5). When Priya moves from India to America, she shares this Hindu holiday with her new neighbors. Ages 5–8.

Mabel’s Topsy-Turvy Homes by Candy Wellins, illus. by Jess Rose (Oct. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-8286-6). After her parents split up and she is responsible for caring for the class pet, a girl realizes that having two homes isn’t a bad thing. Ages 5–8.

Rosalind Looked Closer: An Unsung Hero of Molecular Science by Lisa Gerin, illus. by Chiara Fedele (Aug. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-7065-8), profiles Rosalind Franklin and describes her contributions to molecular biology. Ages 5–8.

Yuna’s Cardboard Castles by Marie Tang, illus. by Jieting Chen (Nov. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-8341-2). Though Yuna doesn’t yet speak English, her origami skills help her communicate with her new American peers. Ages 5–8.

Pause, Breathe, Be: A Kid’s 30-Day Guide to Peace and Presence by Megan Borgert-Spaniol et al. (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-6993-5) encourages readers to engage in mindfulness one day at a time while building self-esteem and reducing anxiety. Ages 9–13.


Lift-the-Flap Christmas Stories for Young Children, ed. by Naomi Joy Krueger, illus. by Megan Higgins (Oct. 11, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5064-8324-5), joins Lift-the-Flap Bible Stories, ages 3–5. And Curious Kids’ Guides issues Religion Around the World: A Curious Kid’s Guide to the World’s Great Faiths by Sonja Hagander et al., illus. by Chester Bentley (Sept. 27, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-7013-9), ages 9–13.



Country Explorers ventures on with A Visit to Australia by Charis Mather (Aug. 1, $26.99, ISBN 979-88-85090-36-0), ages 6–10. Joining X-Treme Facts: Engineering is Bridges by Catherine C. Finan (Aug. 1, $28.50, ISBN 979-88-85091-64-0), ages 6–10. Underground Animal Life picks up Inside a Chipmunk’s Home by Rex Ruby (Aug. 1, $26.99, ISBN 979-88-85091-37-4), ages 7–10. And Accused of Witchcraft! Salem, 1692–1693 by Tim Cooke (Aug. 1, $28.50, ISBN 979-88-85090-81-0) joins Doomed History, ages 8–12.

Bearport/Bear Claw


The Limits of Survival introduces Bring Them Back Alive! Antarctic Survivors by James Buckley Jr., illus. by Cassie Anderson (Aug. 1, $28.50, ISBN 978-1-63691-988-1), ages 7–12.



Green Machines sails on with Eco-Boats by Golriz Golkar (Aug. 1, $26.99, ISBN 978-1-63691-743-6), ages 5–7. Past and Present gains Toys and Games by Emma Carlson Berne (Aug. 1, $26.99, ISBN 978-1-63691-773-3), ages 5–7. Save the Animals! welcomes Gorillas by J.P. Press (Aug. 1, $26.99, ISBN 978-1-63691-793-1), ages 5–7. And Why Does My Body Do That? presents Sneeze by Rachel Rose (Aug. 1, $26.99, ISBN 978-1-63691-821-1), ages 5–7.

Behrman House

Dreaming Bigger: Jewish Leader-
ship for Teens by Erica Brown and Benji Levy (Aug. 2, $17.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-68115-095-6) is a guide for Jewish teens who want to make a difference in the world. Ages 14–up.

Salt and Honey: Jewish Teens on Feminism, Creativity, and Tradition ed. by Elizabeth Mandel (Aug. 2, $16.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-68115-077-2). Jewish young adults convey their celebrations and challenges in essays, poetry, and visual art. Ages 14–up.

Behrman/Apples & Honey

What’s in Tuli’s Box? by Ann D. Koffsky (Sept. 6, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-605-7). A kitten explores a mysterious box in this tale introducing the concepts of empty, full, heavy, and light, as well as the Jewish tradition of Tzedakah. Ages 2–3.

How to Be a Mensch, by A. Monster by Leslie Kimmelman, illus. by Sachiko Yoshikawa (Sept. 6, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-590-6), shows that anyone can be a mensch and behave with kindness, integrity, and honor. Ages 3–6.

Dance the Hora, Isadora by Gloria Koster, illus. by Barbara Bongini (Sept. 6, $17.96, ISBN 978-1-68115-587-6). After learning to dance the Hora at her cousin’s wedding, a girl brings her new moves to dance class. Ages 4–6.

Apples, Apples, All Year Round! by Barbara Bietz and June Sobel, illus. by Ruth Waters (Aug. 2, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-595-1), spotlights eight Jewish holidays and the food-centered rituals surrounding them. Ages 4–7.

Miriam and the Sasquatch: A Rosh Hashanah Story by Eric Kimmel, illus. by Tamara Anegon (Aug. 2, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-581-4). In this friendship tale, a creature threatening to interfere with a girl’s Rosh Hashanah plans saves her from a swarm of bees. Ages 4–7.

The Porridge Pot Goblin by Jacqueline Jules (Sept. 6, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-591-3). Two siblings contend with a pesky, invisible goblin as they prepare for Shabbat and let their tired mother rest. Ages 5–7.

The Boston Chocolate Party by Tami Lehman-Wilzig and Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz, illus. by Fede Combi (Oct. 4, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-576-0). Set during the American Revolution, this story tells of Sephardic Jews’ involvement in the chocolate trade. Ages 5–8.

The Most Annoying Aliens Ever by Leah Sokol (Oct. 3, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-574-6). When their younger brothers turn into aliens, two girls must save them by showing kindness. Ages 5–8.

A Place to Belong: Debbie Friedman Sings Her Way Home by Deborah Lakritz, illus. by Julie Castano (Dec. 6, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-610-1), focuses on this singer and songwriter whose work impacted Jewish celebration and liturgy in North America. Ages 5–8.

Monster Bar Mitzvah by Josh Anderson, illus. by Dustin Evans (Aug. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-604-0). Eli feels left out of the family’s preparations for his older brother’s bar mitzvah—until he meets the monster under his bed. Ages 7–9.

Maybe It Happened This Way: Torah Stories Reimagined by Leah Berkowitz and Erica Wovsaniker, illus. by Katherine Messenger (Oct. 4, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-586-9). Using the ancient tradition of midrash, this book offers a fresh perspective on familiar Bible stories. Ages 8–12.


Saralee Siegel and her superpower of smell return in A Donut in Time: A Hanukkah Story by Elana Rubinstein (Oct. 4, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-588-3), ages 8–10.


Say Hello? by Sung Mi Kim (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-922610-49-2). This story of increasingly awkward encounters between neighbors Mr. Wolf and Little Fox underscores the benefits of saying hello right from the beginning. Ages 3–6.

Tish by Edwina Wyatt, illus. by Odette Barberousse (Oct. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-922610-52-2), is a character-driven novel about an imaginary friend looking for his person—and finding his power to believe. Ages 8–12.


The Portals of Sparkling Falls by J.S. Bailey (Oct. 4, $23.99, ISBN 978-1-64397-313-5). A teen who loses her memory and falls through a portal leading to a strange village uncovers a sinister plot. Ages 13–up.

Black Dog & Leventhal


Introduction adds A Child’s Introduction to Jazz: The Musicians, Culture, and Roots of the World’s Coolest Music by Jabari Asim, illus. by Jerrard K. Polk (Dec. 27, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-7941-2); and A Child’s Introduction to Space Exploration: An Explorer’s Guide to Rockets, Astronauts, and Life in Zero Gravity by Michael E. Bakich and David J. Eicher, illus. by Chelen Ecija (Sept. 20, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-7884-2), ages 8–12.


Ezra Exposed by Amy E. Feldman (Nov. 1, $18.99, ISBN 979-82-00-79748-6). In this novel about navigating the perils of sexting, Ezra gets his own phone and can connect with friends—but a photo he takes lands him in trouble. Ages 8–12.

Edited: A.k.a. Mike and Phil and All the World (Nov. 15, $19.99, ISBN 979-82-00-83240-8) and Unedited (Nov. 15, $19.99 paper, ISBN 979-82-00-83219-4) by Barry Lyga. This duology offers a social satire about the power of love and writing—and the limits of them both. Ages 12–17.


Jump In! by Shadra Strickland (Jan. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-61963-580-7). Neighbors join in a game of Double Dutch. Ages 4–8.

Thank You for the Little Things by Caryl Hart, illus. by Emily Hamilton (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-1029-7), urges kids to practice gratitude every day by focusing on the small things that can cheer up a cloudy day. Ages 4–8.

How Was That Built? The Stories Behind Awesome Structures by Roma Agrawal, illus. by Katie Hickey (Aug. 2, $23.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0929-1), explains the feats of engineering behind some of the world’s architectural marvels. Ages 8–11.

The Somewhere Else by Megan Frazer Blakemore (Jan. 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0). A cursed princess whose beloved kingdom is at risk calls a hero to save her before time runs out. Ages 8–11.

The Spirit Queen by Arnée Flores (Oct. 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0515-6). When Princess Calliope’s friend Ilsbeth is kidnapped in this sequel to The Firebird Song, Calliope and Prewitt embark on a journey to save her. Ages 8–11.

The Vanquishers by Kalynn Bayron (Sept. 20, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0977-2). In this series launch, long after vampire hunters have exterminated the undead, kids suspect their school counselor is a vampire when a new student goes missing. Ages 8–11.

Is It Okay to Pee in the Ocean? The Fascinating Science of Our Waste and Our World by Ella Schwartz, illus. by Lily Williams (Jan. 10, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-513-1), examines the biology of why and how we pee and the environmental impacts of human waste. Ages 8–12.

Lotus Bloom and the Afro Revolution by Sherri Winston (Sept. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0846-1). A Black girl finds the courage to fight against a racist dress code at her arts school. Ages 9–11.

My Second Impression of You by Michelle I. Mason (Sept. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0412-8). After having the worst day of her life, a girl has a chance to relive the best day of her life and discovers she had it all wrong. Ages 12 and up.

After Dark with Roxie Clark by Brooke Lauren Davis (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0614-6). A teen from a cursed family who runs a ghost tour in small-town Indiana tries to solve the murder of her sister’s boyfriend. Ages 13–17.

Defend the Dawn by Brigid Kemmerer (Sept. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-1007-5). In this follow-up to Defy the Night, Tessa and Prince Corrick set out on an journey to mend their kingdom—and their relationship. Ages 13–up.

Shades of Rust and Ruin by A.G. Howard (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0808-9). This series debut introduces a girl whose family is cursed by Halloween, who finds there’s more to her otherworldly art than she knew. Ages 13–up.

The Lies We Tell by Katie Zhao (Aug. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0399-2). A college freshman seeks to solve the murder of her former babysitter in this thriller about feeling unsafe in the places we call home. Ages 14–up.

Remind Me to Hate You Later by Lizzy Mason (Nov. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0918-5). Two friends of a teen who died by suicide aim to expose the pressures perpetuated by the girl’s mother, a social-media influencer. Ages 14–up.


Salina Yoon’s Penguin returns in Penguin and Penelope (Sept. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-344-1), ages 3–6. Sonny Says issues Sonny Says Sorry! by Caryl Hart, illus. by Zachariah Ohora (Aug. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0903-1), ages 3–6. Ways to Share Joy by Renée Watson, illus. by Nina Mata (Sept. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0909-3), is a new Ryan Hart Story, ages 7–10. Cameron Battle is back in Cameron Battle and the Escape Trials by Jamar J. Perry (Jan. 31, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0725-9), ages 9–11. And Fairy Godmother Novels releases Wish of the Wicked by Danielle Paige (Nov. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-686-2), ages 13–up.

Blue Owl


Facing Life’s Challenges continues with Facing Discrimination by Golriz Golkar (Aug. 1, $26.99, ISBN 978-1-63690-810-6), ages 7–11.

The Frenemy Zone by Yolanda Wallace (Nov. 15, $13.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-63679-249-1). A biracial queer teen who moves with her fathers from a liberal city to a rural town clashes with a new classmate, a girl with a secret. Ages 14–up.

Boom! Box

Hollow by Shannon Watters and Branden Boyer-White, illus. by Berenice Nelle (Oct. 4, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68415-852-2). In this series debut, a girl moves to Sleepy Hollow and uncovers the mystery of the Headless Horseman. Ages 12–17.

Buckhead by Shobo Coker, illus. by George Kambadais (Sept. 13, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68415-847-8). A Nigerian teen who moves to small-town America with his scientist mother unearths a conspiracy involving a video game. Ages 12–up.

Bold Strokes


Fence continues with Rise by C.S. Pacat, illus. by Johanna the Mad (Aug. 16, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68415-843-0), ages 12–17.



Jim Henson’s The Storyteller issues Shapeshifters by Andre Frattino et al., illus. by Emilia Cilento (Nov. 29, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-68415-860-7), ages 9 and up.


Bobble and Pom Pom by Oili Tanninen (Oct. 4, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-914912-19-1) celebrates the fun friends have together in winter. Ages 3–6.

Whose Tracks in the Snow? by Alexandra Milton (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-912757-94-7) introduces readers to animal tracks. Ages 3–6.

Letters to Anyone and Everyone by Toon Tellegen, illus. by Jessica Ahlberg (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-914912-21-4), compiles short stories centered on poetic letters written by the animal protagonists. Ages 8–10.


Whose Bottom? adds Farm Bottoms (Oct. 4, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-912757-18-3) and Wild Bottoms (Oct. 4, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-912757-16-9) by Lisa Stubbs, ages up to 5.


Baby’s Encyclopedia Britannica by Sally Symes, illus. by Hanako Clulow (Oct. 4, $25 board book, ISBN 978-1-913750-80-0). This large-format board book introduces such topics as Earth, animals, plants, food, machines, art, music, numbers, and shapes. Ages up to 3.


Factopia! picks up Gross Factopia! Follow the Trail of 400 Foul Facts by Paige Towler, illus. by Andy Smith (Sept. 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-913750-68-8), ages 8–12.


A Friend for Princess Ada by Emilee Moore, illus. by Kim Soderberg (Nov. 15, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-61254-556-1). Villagers help a lonely princess find the perfect playmate. Ages 4–8.

The Story of Ukraine: An Anthem of Glory and Freedom by Olena Kharchenko and Michael Sampson, illus. by Polina Doroshenko (Dec. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-61254-608-7), offers an English-Ukrainian guide to Ukraine’s national anthem, culture, people, and history. Ages 4–8.

Ten Little Squirrels by Bill Martin and Michael Sampson, illus. by Nathalie Beauvois (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-61254-600-1). When squirrels spy a dog, each tries to hide, until one of them sneezes. Ages 4–8.

Let’s Play Ddakji by Seo-Ha Im, illus. by Joon-Young Jang (Sept. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61254-583-7). Playing the classic Korean game of ddakji, Gorin and Woo learn more about each other and become better friends. Ages 6–10.


The ECSELent Adventures of Hemmy and Shemmy continues with Gilly and the Garden (Sept. 6, $18, ISBN 978-1-61254-605-6) and Theo’s Deliciously Different Dumplings (Nov. 1, $18, ISBN 978-1-61254-609-4) by Donna Housman, illus. by Reneé Andriani, ages 4–8.



Life Cycles showcases A Turtle’s Life Cycle by Jamie Rice (Aug. 1, $26.99, ISBN 978-1-63690-840-3), ages 5–8. And Need for Speed zooms on with Rally Cars by Bizzy Harris (Aug. 1, $26.99, ISBN 978-1-63690-678-2), ages 5–8.

Bushel & Peck

I Love You, Little Truck by David Miles and Stephanie Miles, illus. by Natasha Molins (Jan. 3, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-63819-083-7). A young construction truck is reassured of its parent’s love. Ages 1–4.

When You Open a Book by Caroline Derlatka, illus. by Sara Ugolotti (Aug. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-094-3). This ode to the adventure of reading a book features dragons, forests, pirates, merfolk, and more. Ages 3–6.

Rise Up with a Song by Diane Worthey, illus. by Helena Pérez García (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-131-5), is a picture-book biography of Ethel Smyth, English composer and suffragette. Ages 6–9.

Witness Trees by Ryan G. Van Cleave (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-125-4) pays tribute to history’s famous trees, many of which still need humanity’s protection. Ages 6–9.

Foldout Anatomy by Jana Albrechtová and Radka Píro, illus. by Lida Larina (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-129-2). This series opener explaining human body systems includes 14 full-length, fold-out panels. Ages 7–10.

Nellie in Knots by Amy Neeren (Aug. 2, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63819-097-4). Nellie must overcome her anxiety to perform in the class talent show in this story including the protagonist’s doodles. Ages 7–10.

The 2023 Family Astronomical Almanac (Sept. 6, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63819-140-7). Photos and diagrams illustrate this guide to 2023’s night skies. Ages 8–12.

On This Day in Black History by Christin Farley (Jan. 3, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63819-139-1) spotlights hundreds of milestones in the history of Black people throughout the world. Ages 9–12.


The 301 Series adds 301 Things to Write (Oct. 4, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-952239-63-2), ages 6–12. New additions to My Little Library of Natural History by Christin Farley are The Little Book of Butterflies: A Guide to Moths and Butterflies (Nov. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-143-8), ages 7–10; The Little Book of Birds of the World: A Guide to the World’s Most Fascinating Birds (Nov. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-003-5), ages 7–12; and The Little Book of Animals of the Rainforest: A Guide to Life Beneath the Canopy (Nov. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-145-2) and The Little Book of Arctic Animals: A Guide to the Resilient Creatures of the Extreme North (Nov. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-144-5), ages 8–10. And new Read-Aloud Kids Classics, edited by Ryan Cowan, are Treasure Island in 20 Minutes a Day: A Read-with-Me Book with Discussion Questions, Definitions, and More! (Jan. 3, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-142-1) and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 20 Minutes a Day (Jan. 3, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-141-4), ages 8–12.



Earth United gains The Darker the Skies by Bryan Prosek (Oct. 18, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7443-0554-8), ages 13–up. The Empire of the House of Thorns concludes with Armadas in the Mist by Christian Klaver (Dec. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7443-0515-9), ages 13–up. And Brandie June’s Gold Spun Duology wraps up with Curse Undone (Oct. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7443-0622-4). Ages 13–up.


Dear Wild Child: You Carry Your Home Inside You by Wallace J. Nichols and Wallace Grayce Nichols, illus. by Drew Beckmeyer (Aug. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-951836-46-7), presents a story inspired by a letter from a father to his daughter about wildfire, loss, and learning that we carry our homes with us wherever we go. Ages 4–7.

Eat Your Peas, Julius! Even Caesar Must Clean His Plate by Shirin Yim Bridges, illus. by Fiona Lee (Aug. 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-951836-48-1). The future leader of the Roman Republic learns to eat a balanced meal. Ages 4–7.

A Room of Your Own: A Story Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s Famous Essay by Beth Kephart, illus. by Julia Breckenreid (Aug. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-951836-38-2). This book about the places we go to create was inspired by Woolf’s story underscoring the importance of claiming a space for oneself. Ages 4–7.

The Birthday of the World: A Story About Finding Light in Everyone and Everything by Rachel Naomi Remen, illus. by Rachell Sumpter (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-951836-34-4), retells this story about healing the world by finding light in all things. Ages 4–8.

Bus Stop by Angela H. Dale, illus. by Lala Watkins (Oct. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-951836-47-4). Kids whose names span the alphabet arrive at the bus stop only to discover that the bus is a no-show—it’s a snow day! Ages 4–8.

Chef Edna: Queen of Southern Cooking, Edna Lewis by Melvina Noel, illus. by Cozbi A. Cabrera (Jan. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-951836-39-9), profiles this African American chef, who brought Southern cooking to N.Y.C. Ages 4–8.

Love Birds by Jane Yolen, illus. by Anna Wilson (Nov. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-951836-40-5). In this friendship tale, a bird-loving boy meets a bird-loving girl. Ages 4–8.

Magic: Once Upon a Faraway Land by Mirelle Ortega (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-951836-57-3). The author shares her story of growing up on her family’s Mexican pineapple farm, where she learned the meaning of magic. Ages 4–8.

The Perfect Tree by Corinne Demas, illus. by Penelope Dullaghan (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-951836-42-9). Bunny searches for and finds the perfect Christmas tree. Ages 4–8.

Will It Be Okay? by Crescent Dragonwagon, illus. by Jessica Love (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-951836-50-4), is a new edition of a picture book originally published in 1977 that gives the titular question an uplifting answer. Ages 4–8.

Little Bear, Baby Bear by Marine Schneider (Oct. 4, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-951836-63-4). This follow-up to Big Bear, Little Bear celebrates the little and even littler items Little Bear and new sibling Baby Bear use. Ages up to 4.

New York Is... by Elisa Parhad, illus. by Alexander Vidal (Aug. 23, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-951836-49-8). This companion to Los Angeles Is... pays tribute to the Big Apple. Ages up to 4.


Love Is continues with Love Is a Ball by Amy Novesky, illus. by Sara Gillingham (Nov. 8, $13.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-951836-35-1), ages up to 4.


Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth by Jarvis (Jan. 10, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2803-8). One day, a lonely alligator whose one talent is scaring other jungle creatures with his sharp teeth wakes up without them. Ages 2–5.

Catch That Chicken! by Atinuke, illus. by Angela Brooksbank (Oct. 11, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2804-5). A girl who’s the best chicken catcher in her Nigerian village discovers that quick thinking beats quick running. Ages 2–5.

Good Night, Little Bookstore by Amy Cherrix, illus. by E.B. Goodale (Sept. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1251-8), champions the independent spirit of local bookstores and the comforting, timeless nature of books. Ages 2–5.

Mushroom Lullaby by Kenneth Kraegel (Oct. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1941-8). This bedtime tale introduces a variety of fanciful mushrooms. Ages 2–5.

Tractor by Sally Sutton, illus. by Brian Lovelock (Aug. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2504-4). The creators of the Roadworks series offer an ode to farm equipment. Ages 2–5.

Ballet Kids by Holly Sterling (Dec. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2037-7). In this companion to Karate Kids, a boy and his friends attend dance class and prepare for their debut performance. Ages 3–7.

The Blanket Where Violet Sits by Allan Wolf, illus. by Lauren Tobia (Aug. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9665-8). On a nighttime picnic with her family, Violet imagines a rocket ride to the stars—and a return home. Ages 3–7.

I’m a Unicorn by Helen Yoon (Sept. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1976-0). What happens when a one-horned calf with impeccable logic is convinced it’s a unicorn? Ages 3–7.

Ready for Spaghetti: Funny Poems for Funny Kids by Michael Rosen, illus. by Polly Dunbar (Nov. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2497-9), rounds up 32 rhymes that revel in toddlers’ everyday lives. Ages 3–7.

Through the North Pole Snow by Polly Faber, illus. by Richard Jones (Oct. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2852-6). When a little fox lands in Santa’s home, it learns how the jolly fellow prepares for his big day. Ages 3–7.

’Twas the Night Before Christmas: Or Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas by Clement C. Moore, illus. by Matt Tavares (Sept. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1799-5). This gift edition marks the classic poem’s 200th anniversary. Ages 3–7.

Well Done, Mommy Penguin by Chris Haughton (Oct. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2865-6) relays an Antarctic penguin’s trip to catch fish for her family’s dinner. Ages 3–7.

What’s Your Name? by Bethanie Deeney Murguia (Nov. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1856-5) reveals how names connect us to others and help form who we are. Ages 3–7.

The Winter Bird by Kate Banks, illus. by Suzie Mason (Oct. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1568-7). Forest animals help an injured nightingale survive the winter in this story of friendship and resilience. Ages 3–7.

Something About Grandma by Tania de Regil (Aug. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0194-9). On her first solo visit to her grandmother’s home near Mexico City, a girl discovers what makes her wise grandma so special. Ages 4–7.

A Synagogue Just Like Home by Alice Blumenthal McGinty, illus. by Laurel Molk (Aug. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1086-6). In this celebration of community, congregants help a new rabbi fix up their aging synagogue. Ages 4–7.

Billy and Rose: Forever Friends by Amy Hest, illus. by Kady MacDonald Denton (Oct. 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1419-2), offers four tales about two pals, an industrious goat and a laid-back pig, who see things differently. Ages 4–8.

Finding Fire by Logan S. Kline (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1302-7). In this nearly wordless story, after rain douses the family fire, a brave boy searches for more fire to bring home before the cold season sets in. Ages 4–8.

Granny and Bean by Karen Hesse, illus. by Charlotte Voake (Sept. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1404-8). A woman and her grandchild share an intimate adventure by the windy sea—and make a stop for teatime. Ages 4–8.

The Lodge That Beaver Built by Randi Sonenshine, illus. by Anne Hunter (Sept. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1868-8). This companion to The Nest That Wren Built explains dam-building and the life cycle of beaver families. Ages 4–8.

The Mouse Who Carried a House on His Back by Jonathan Stutzman, illus. by Isabelle Arsenault (Aug. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1679-0). A mouse ushers weary creatures into the special house he carries on his back. Ages 4–8.

Namaste Is a Greeting by Suma Subramaniam, illus. by Sandhya Prabhat (Oct. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1783-4), spotlights the many meanings of “namaste” and a girl’s expansive kindness. Ages 4–8.

Shoshi’s Shabbat by Caryn Yacowitz, illus. by Kevin Hawkes (Oct. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1654-7). This tale of a stubborn ox, an impatient farmer, and a day of rest extolls the virtues of taking a break and being thankful. Ages 4–8.

Shu Lin’s Grandpa by Matt Goodfellow, illus. by Yu Rong (Sept. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2315-6), uncovers the transformative power of art and imagination in developing cultural understanding. Ages 4–8.

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost, illus. by P.J. Lynch (Nov. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2914-1). Marking the centennial of the celebrated poem evoking winter in the countryside, this edition features new art. Ages 4–8.

What Are Words, Really? by Alexi Lubomirski, illus. by Carlos Aponte (Sept. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1980-7). This meditation on the power of words encourages readers to use them to spread kindness, joy, and love. Ages 4–8.

You Can! Kids Empowering Kids by Alexandra Strick, illus. by Steve Antony (Oct. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2543-3). Young people share advice to encourage readers to believe in themselves and follow their own path. Ages 4–8.

Narwhal: The Arctic Unicorn by Justin Anderson, illus. by Jo Weaver (Oct. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2512-9), focuses on these toothed whales and their homeland. Ages 5–7.

Puffin by Martin Jenkins, illus. by Jenni Desmond (Nov. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2850-2). This introduction to a northern bird follows two puffins as they nurture their new chick. Ages 5–7.

The Poem Forest: Poet W.S. Merwin and the Palm Tree Forest He Grew from Scratch by Carrie Fountain, illus. by Chris Turnham (Sept. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1126-9), spotlights this U.S. Poet Laureate and ecologist. Ages 5–8.

Frindleswylde by Natalia O’Hara and Lauren O’Hara (Nov. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2509-9) is a tale of enchantment celebrating the transformative power of love and the bond between grandparent and child. Ages 5–9.

A Life of Service: The Story of Senator Tammy Duckworth by Christina Soontornvat, illus. by Dow Phumiruk (Sept. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2205-0), profiles the first Thai American member of Congress and Army veteran. Ages 5–9.

Michael Rosen’s Sticky McStickstick: The Friend Who Helped Me Walk Again by Michael Rosen, illus. by Tony Ross (Nov. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2532-7), chronicles Rosen’s recovery from Covid. Ages 5–9.

Fashionista: Fashion Your Feelings by Maxine Beneba Clarke (Dec. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2377-4),
celebrates the joy of expressing yourself through fashion. Ages 6–9.

Rica Baptista: Llamas, Iguanas, and My Very Best Friend by Janet Costa Bates, illus. by Gladys Jose (Oct. 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1630-1). Rica needs to convince her parents to let her get a pet so she won’t be lonely when her best friend moves away. Ages 6–9.

A Walk Through the Rain Forest by Martin Jenkins, illus. by Vicky White (Oct. 18, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1120-7), illuminates the biodiversity of a Malaysian tropical rain forest. Ages 6–9.

Build a House by Rhiannon Giddens, illus. by Monica Mikai (Oct. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2252-4). This song commemorating the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth spotlights a resolute people and the music that sustained them. Ages 7–10.

Material Marvels: Concrete: From the Ground Up by Larissa Theule, illus. by Steve Light (Sept. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1250-1), offers a guide to cement, one of the marvels of the material world. Ages 7–10.

The Real Dada Mother Goose: A Treasury of Complete Nonsense by Jon Scieszka, illus. by Julia Rothman (Oct. 11, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9434-0), turns nursery rhymes upside-down, backward, and into gibberish. Ages 7–10.

Counting in Dog Years and Other Sassy Math Poems by Betsy Franco, illus. by Priscilla Tey (Oct. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0116-1). These 29 poems set out to subtract the mystery, fear, and loathing from mathematics. Ages 8–12.

Haven: A Small Cat’s Big Adventure by Megan Wagner Lloyd (Aug. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1657-8). When her human rescuer falls ill, a timid housecat ventures into the wild to seek help. Ages 8–12.

Dragonfly Eyes by Cao Wenxuan (Aug. 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0018-8) is a family saga that spans 1920s France to ravaged post-war Shanghai, and through the Cultural Revolution. Ages 9–12.

The Rat Queen by Pete Hautman (Oct. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1858-9). Annie learns that her inheritance has a dark side in this modern fairy tale about conscience and developing a moral compass. Ages 9–12.

Undercover Latina by Aya de León (Oct. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2374-3). A Latina teen spy goes undercover as a white girl to stop a white supremacist terrorist plot. Ages 10–14.

Underground Fire: Hope, Sacrifice, and Courage in the Cherry Mine Disaster by Sally M. Walker (Oct. 11, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1240-2) recounts the story of the 1909 Cherry Mine fire in Illinois, which trapped hundreds of workers underground. Ages 10–14.

Peace Is a Chain Reaction: How World War II Japanese Balloon Bombs Brought People of Two Nations Together by Tanya Lee Stone (Sept. 13, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7686-5) depicts an act of war from opposing sides of the conflict in WWII—and a rare reconciliation years later. Ages 10–up.

Better Than We Found It: Conversations to Help Save the World by Frederick Joseph and Porsche Joseph (Oct. 11, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2452-8). This guide to social and political progressivism features interviews with prominent activists, authors, actors, and politicians. Ages 12–up.

The First Thing About You by Chaz Hayden (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2311-8). After a cross-country move, a teen with spinal muscular atrophy vows to be known as more than just the kid in the powered wheelchair. Ages 14-up.


Daisy Hirst’s Monster Books welcomes Monster Toys (Nov. 15, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2655-3) and Monsters Go (Nov. 15, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2656-0) by Hirst, ages up to 3. And joining Finger Wiggle Books is Merry Little Christmas by Sally Symes, illus. by Nick Sharratt (Sept. 13, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2837-3), ages up to 3. Lucy Cousins brings back Maisy in Maisy’s Circus Show: Push, Slide, and Play! (Sept. 6, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-1684-4), ages up to 3; and Maisy’s Snowy Day: A Maisy First Experiences Book (Nov. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2857-1), ages 3–7. And Peppa Pig returns in Peppa Pig and the Christmas Surprise (Sept. 13, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2810-6), ages 2–5.

Michael Slack’s The Sun Shines gains The Sun Shines on the Jungle (Oct. 11, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-1472-7), ages 3–5. Mercy Watson celebrates in A Very Mercy Christmas by Kate DiCamillo, illus. by Chris Van Dusen (Sept. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1360-7), ages 3–7. Bake, Make, and Learn to Cook serves up Bake, Make, and Learn to Cook Vegetarian: Healthy and Green Recipes for Young Cooks by David Atherton, illus. by Alice Bowsher (Nov. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2843-4), ages 5–9. New Anna Hibiscus titles by Atinuke, illus. by Lauren Tobia, are Good Luck, Anna Hibiscus! (Jan. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2521-1) and Hooray for Anna Hibiscus! (Jan. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2520-4), ages 6–9. And joining Chitra Soundar’s Stories from India is A Sliver of Moon and a Shard of Truth by Soundar, illus. by Uma Krishnaswamy (Sept. 13, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2515-0), ages 6–9.

The World of Emily Windsnap welcomes Shona Finds Her Voice by Liz Kessler, illus. by Joanie Stone (Sept. 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1523-6), ages 6–9. Too Small Tola reappears in Too Small Tola and the Three Fine Girls by Atinuke, illus. by Onyinye Iwu (Sept. 27, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2517-4), ages 7–9. Smashie McPerter Investigates adds Smashie McPerter and the Mystery of the Shocking Rocket Robbery by N. Griffin, illus. by Kate Hindley (Sept. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9470-8), ages 7–10. Lauren Child’s Clarice Bean gets in the holiday spirit in Clarice Bean, Think Like an Elf (Sept. 13, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2365-1), ages 8–12. And the Merci Suárez trilogy by Meg Medina wraps up with Merci Suárez Plays It Cool (Sept. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1946-3), ages 9–12.

Titles in Spanish

Un verano especial con la Abuela (Something About Grandma) by Tania de Regil (Aug. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2256-2), ages 4–7; and Merci Suárez no sabe bailar (Merci Suárez Can’t Dance) by Meg Medina (Sept. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2438-2), ages 9–12.

Candlewick Entertainment

Tacko Fall: To New Heights by Tacko Fall and Justin Haynes, illus. by Reggie Brown (Sept. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1958-6). Basketball star Fall chronicles his journey from West Africa to the NBA. Ages 5–8.

Candlewick Studio

The Circles in the Sky by Karl James Mountford (Sept. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2498-6). This original folktale about the discovery of a lifeless bird explores grief, loss, and hope. Ages 3–7.

The Woman Who Turned Children into Birds by David Almond, illus. by Laura Carlin (Oct. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1996-8). In this story about freedom, imagination, and daring, kids transformed into birds soar overhead. Ages 4–6.

One Sky by Aaron Becker (Sept. 6, $17.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2536-5). This follow-up to You Are Light and My Favorite Color emphasizes that we all dwell together under one magnificent sky. Ages 4–8.

Paradise Sands by Levi Pinfold (Nov. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1282-2). When a girl and her older brothers step into the ghostly Paradise Sands hotel, they fall under the rule of a mysterious, commanding creature. Ages 5–9.

One and Everything by Sam Winston (Nov. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1566-3). In this book celebrating the power of stories and written languages, one story decides it is the most important and consumes all the others. Ages 7–10.

Candlewick/Big Picture

Ratty’s Big Adventure by Lara Hawthorne (Nov. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2670-6). A creature from a volcano crater who explores the outside world for the first time concludes that there is no place like home. Ages 3–7.

My First Guide to Weather by Camilla de La Bedoyere, illus. by Cinyee Chiu (Oct. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2672-0), explains such phenomena as how storm clouds form, why we have seasons, and extreme weather. Ages 6–9.


Small Worlds gains Hidden Habitats: Earth by Camilla de La Bedoyere, illus. by Lara Hawthorne (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2669-0), ages 5–8.

Candlewick/MIT Kids Press

Detector Dogs, Dynamite Dolphins, and More Animals with Super Sensory Powers by Cara Giaimo and Christina Couch, illus. by Daniel Duncan (Sept. 13, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1912-8), introduces animals that use their super senses, from echolocation to electroreception, to help humans tackle real-world problems like pollution and global warming. Ages 9–12.

Candlewick/MITeen Press

Tasting Light: Ten Science Fiction Stories to Rewire Your Perceptions, ed. by A.R. Capetta and Wade Roush (Oct. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1938-8). In this anthology, 10 top YA authors explore emerging technologies to address startling new realities. Ages 12 and up.

The Hanmoji Handbook: Your Guide to the Chinese Language Through Emoji by Jason Li, An Xiao Mina, and Jennifer 8. Lee (Aug. 30, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1913-5) introduces and explains Han characters and idioms through the language of emoji to teach Chinese with a new twist. Ages 14 and up.

Candlewick/Nosy Crow

All Through the Night: Important Jobs That Get Done at Night by Polly Faber, illus. by Harriet Hobday (Nov. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2751-2), focuses on workers who keep a city running throughout the night. Ages 2–5.

Christmas Street by Jonathan Emmett, illus. by Ingela P. Arrhenius (Oct. 4, $17.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2752-9). This lift-the-flap Christmas alphabet story includes a fold-out play-scene. Ages 2–5.

Ruffles and the Teeny, Tiny Kittens by David Melling (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2746-8). Ruffles’s new feline friends show him how sharing is the best way to make friends. Ages 2–5.

Octopus Shocktopus! by Peter Bently, illus. by Steven Lenton (Aug. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2396-5). Young villagers make friends with an octopus that falls from the sky onto a roof—until one day it disappears. Ages 3–6.


Bizzy Bear stars in My First Memory Game: Animals (Jan. 3, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-3034-5) and Snow Sports (Oct. 4, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2743-7), illus. by Benji Davies, ages up to 2. Peekaboo Baby by Camilla Reid, illus. by Ingela P. Arrhenius (Jan. 3, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2825-0), joins Peekaboo You, ages up to 2. Along with Me! chimes in with Hey Diddle Diddle (Nov. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2762-8) and Jingle Bells by James Lord Pierpont (Sept. 6, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2745-1), illus. by Yu-Hsuan Huang, ages up to 2. And Where’s The... picks up Where’s the Digger?, illus. by Ingela P. Arrhenius (Sept. 6, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2782-6), ages up to 2.

Bear Looks for Santa Claus, illus. by Jannie Ho, is a new Tiny Tab Book (Sept. 6, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2753-6), ages up to 3. Animal Families adds Snow, illus. by Jane Ormes (Oct. 4, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2744-4), ages 2–5. I’m Thinking Of... continues with I’m Thinking of a Pet (Aug. 2, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2394-1) and I’m Thinking of an Ocean Animal (Aug. 2, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2395-8) by Adam Guillain and Charlotte Guillain, illus. by Lucia Gaggiotti, ages 2–5. And Tiptoe Tiger by Jane Clarke, illus. by Britta Teckentrup (Dec. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2750-5), is a new Neon Animals Picture Book, ages 4–6.


The Baker by the Sea by Paula White (Nov. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2389-7) explores a child’s relationship with his sleepy, seaside fishing town. Ages 3–7.

How to Help a Friend by Karl Newson, illus. by Clara Anganuzzi (Dec. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2667-6), reveals that being a good friend means learning how to support and listen to those we care about most. Ages 3–7.

Lost by Sam Usher (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2664-5) is the third entry in Usher’s quartet of picture books in which a boy and his beloved grandfather discover the wonder of the natural world. Ages 3–7.

What Do You See When You Look at a Tree? by Emma Carlisle (Nov. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2666-9) illuminates the beauty and function of trees and encourages children to connect with the world around them. Ages 3–7.


New Emma Dodd’s Love You Books by Dodd are Christmas Is Joy (Sept. 6, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2668-3), ages up to 3; and Just the Way You Are (Sept. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2665-2), ages 2–5.

Candlewick/Walker Books US

Books Aren’t for Eating by Carlie Sorosiak, illus. by Manu Montoya (Sept. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1496-3). How can Leopold, a bookstore-owning goat, find a book that a fellow goat will enjoy reading, not munching? Ages 4–8.

Symphony for a Broken Orchestra: How Philadelphia Collected Sounds to Save Music by Amy Ignatow, illus. by Gwen Millward (Oct. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1363-8), relays the true story of a concert performed on a school’s old, broken instruments to raise funds for new instruments for the students. Ages 6–9.

Two-Headed Chicken by Tom Angleberger (Sept. 6, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2321-7). In the author’s debut graphic novel, a two-headed chicken races across the multiverse to escape a hungry moose. Ages 7–10.

Always, Clementine by Carlie Sorosiak (Sept. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2884-7). A genius mouse, secretly freed from a lab, searches for a real home—and a way to free her old friends. Ages 8–12.

Tales of a Seventh-Grade Lizard Boy by Jonathan Hill (Sept. 27, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1646-2). Hill’s Vietnamese American family inspired this graphic novel about the immigrant experience and the perils of middle school. Ages 8–12.

Swift and Hawk: Cyberspies by Logan Macx (Nov. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2415-3). In this series debut, two teen experts in AI and robotics embark on a dangerous rescue mission when their families are kidnapped. Ages 9–12.

The Silent Stars Go By by Sally Nicholls (Sept. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2318-7). This WWI romance set in an English village at Christmas involves harrowing secrets, love lost and found, and the power of forgiveness. Ages 14–up.


Embassy of the Dead continues with Destiny Calling by Will Mabbitt, illus. by Taryn Knight (Oct. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1049-1), ages 8–12. Mars Patel is back in The Extradimensional Reappearance of Mars Patel by Sheela Chari (Oct. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0958-7), ages 8–12. And the Ferryman trilogy continues with Trespassers by Claire McFall (Oct. 11, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1846-6), ages 14–up.

Capstone Editions

Braver Than Brave by Janet Sumner Johnson, illus. by Eunji Jung (Aug. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68446-500-2). When the Coaster of Doom opens at an amusement park, Wanda finds the confidence to be her own kind of brave. Ages 5–7.

Moving to Mars by Stef Wade, illus. by Erin Taylor (Aug. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68446-479-1). Mars likes peace and quiet and is not happy when unexpected visitors start showing up—but reconsiders when they leave. Ages 5–7.

Penny, the Engineering Tail of the Fourth Little Pig by Kimberly Derting and Shelli R. Johannes, illus. by Hannah Marks (Aug. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68446-481-4). When Wolfgang destroys her brothers’ homes, engineer Penny comes to the rescue. Ages 5–7.

You Are Life by Bao Phi, illus. by Hannah Li (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68446-482-1). This poem celebrates the complex identity of children of immigrants and refugees, embracing all that they are. Ages 5–7.

How Science Saved the Eiffel Tower by Emma Bland Smith, illus. by Lia Visirin (Aug. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68446-478-4). When Paris officials planned to demolish the Eiffel Tower, builder Gustave Eiffel proved its worth by turning it into a laboratory. Ages 8–10.


Nursery Rhyme Board Books adds
B-I-N-G-O, illus. by Constanza Basaluzzo (Sept. 1, $5.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68446-602-3), ages 1–3. Just Breathe, Bear by Christianne Jones, illus. by Oriol Vidal (Oct. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68446-616-0), joins Hello Genius, ages 2–4. Sports Illustrated Kids Bedtime Books picks up Goodnight Skateboard by Michael Dahl, illus. by Leo Aquino (Aug. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68446-523-1), ages 4–7. And Smithsonian opens its doors to Elephants on the Move: A Day with an Asian Elephant Family by Lela Nargi (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68446-538-5), ages 8–12.

Capstone Press


Max Axiom and the Society of Super Scientists Adventures picks up Defending the Earth by Carol Kim (Aug. 1, $11.25 paper, ISBN 978-1-66633-730-3) and Journeying to New Worlds by Nel Yomtov (Aug. 1, $11.25 paper, ISBN 978-1-66633-704-4), illus. by Daniel Pedrosa; Exploring the Solar System and Beyond by Ailynn Collins, illus. by Erik Doescher (Aug. 1, $11.25 paper, ISBN 978-1-66633-711-2); and Returning to the Moon by Bruce Berglund, illus. by Eduardo Garcia (Aug. 1, $11.25 paper, ISBN 978-1-66633-718-1), ages 8–11. Joining Mythology Matchups are Diana vs. Athena: Battle of the Goddesses (Aug. 1, $11.25 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-366-3) and Zeus vs. Ra: Cosmic Clash of the Gods (Aug. 1, $11.25 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-384-7) by Lydia Lukidis; and Hercules vs. Thor: The Epic Matchup (Aug. 1, $11.25 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-372-4) and Loki vs. Hermes: The Trickster Showdown (Aug. 1, $11.25 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-377-9) by Claudia Oviedo, ages 8–11. Social Justice and You releases Be Your True Self (Aug. 1, $11.25 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-555-1) and Choose Justice (Aug. 1, $11.25 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-549-0) by Maribel Valdez Gonzalez, ages 8–11.

Women Warriors of World War II welcomes Angels of Bataan and Corregidor: The Heroic Nurses of World War II by Agnieszka Biskup, illus. by Samantha Feriolla Chow (Aug. 1, $11.25 paper, ISBN 978-1-66633-397-8); The Courageous Six Triple Eight: The All-Black Female Battalion of World War II by Artika R. Tyner, illus. by Cynthia Paul (Aug. 1, $11.25 paper, ISBN 978-1-66633-406-7); Nancy Wake: Fearless Spy of World War II by Jessica Gunderson, illus. by Alice Larson, (Aug. 1, $11.25 paper, ISBN 978-1-66633-413-5); and Sophie Scholl: Daring Activist of World War II by Salima Alikhan, illus. by Alessia Trunfio (Aug. 1, $11.25 paper, ISBN 978-1-66633-399-2), ages 8–11. New Social Justice and You titles by Maribel Valdez Gonzalez are Be a Changemaker (Aug. 1, $11.25 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-537-7) and Build Strong Communities (Aug. 1, $11.25 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-543-8), ages 8–12.

You Choose: Ancient Norse Myths has four additions, including Can You Create the Norse Cosmos? An Interactive Mythological Adventure by Gina Kammer (Aug. 1, $9.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-66633-773-0) and Can You Succeed on an Epic Norse Adventure? An Interactive Mythological Adventure by Bruce Berglund (Aug. 1, $9.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-66633-785-3), ages 8–12. Among the four new You Choose: Wild Encounters titles are Can You Survive Deadly Rain Forest Encounters? by Allison Lassieur (Aug. 1, $9.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-66633-789-1) and Can You Survive Hair-Raising Mountain Encounters? by Matt Doeden (Aug. 1, $9.75 paper, ISBN 978-1-66633-797-6), ages 8–12. And Unreal but Real Animals presents four books by Megan Cooley Peterson, including Extremely Beautiful Creatures (Aug. 1, $11.25 paper, ISBN 978-1-66635-524-6) ages 9–11; and Incredibly Colorful Creatures (Aug. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66635-542-0), ages 10–12.



Farm Explorer gains four titles by Katherine Rawson, among them Can Robots Milk Cows? (Aug. 1, $12.5 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-925-2) and Why Do Pigs Like Mud? (Aug. 1, $12.5 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-922-1), ages 5–8. There are four additions to What Animal Am I? by Mari Bolte, including I Am Not a Giraffe: Animals in the African Savanna by (Aug. 1, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-344-1) and I Am Not an Octopus: Animals in the Ocean (Aug. 1, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-347-2), ages 5–8.

Capstone/Picture Window


Astrid and Apollo star in Astrid and Apollo and the Awesome Dance Audition by V.T. Bidania, illus. by Evelt Yanait (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66633-740-2), ages 4–8; and Astrid and Apollo and the Family Fun Fair Day (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66633-742-6), Astrid and Apollo and the Ice Fishing Adventure (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66633-743-3), and Astrid and Apollo and the Super Staycation (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66633-741-9) by Bidania, illus. by Yanait, ages 6–8. And The Amazing Adventures of the DC Super-Pets adds four stories by Steve Korté, illus. by Mike Kunkel, among them The Battle of the Bots (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-451-6) and The Canine Crisis (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-444-8), ages 5–7.

Discover Graphics: Global Folktales welcomes The King with a Horse’s Ears: An Irish Graphic Folktale by Gloria Koster, illus. by Cesar Samaniego (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-107-2); The Magic Tapestry: A Chinese Graphic Folktale by Ailynn Collins, illus. by Arief Putra (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-083-9); The Magpie’s Tail: A Swedish Graphic Folktale by Stephanie Peters, illus. by Antonella Fant (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-101-0); and The Turtle and the Geese: An Indian Graphic Folktale by Chitra Soundar, illus. by Darshika Varma (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-089-1), ages 5–7. Emma Every Day, which relays the adventures of a Deaf girl and includes a sign-language guide, offers four titles by C.L. Reid, illus. by Elena Aiello, including The Big Bike (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66633-860-7) and The Writing Contest (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66633-866-9), ages 5–7. And among the four new additions to ¡Hola, Lola! by Keka Novales, illus. by Gloria Felix, are Bad Luck Lola (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-390-8) and Guatemalan Summer (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-389-2), ages 5–7.

A quartet of books joins Jalen’s Big City Life by Dorothy H. Price, illus. by Shiane Salabie, including Friendship Flowers (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66633-501-9) and Museum Mix-Up (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66633-503-3), ages 5–7. Katie Woo and Pedro Mysteries crack four cases by Fran Manushkin, illus. by Tammie Lyon, including The Mystery of the Haunted Scarecrow (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66633-574-3) and The Super-Duper Supermoon Mystery (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66633-586-6), ages 5–7. Kids’ Sports Stories adds four adventures, illus. by Amanda Erb, among them Basketball Camp Go-Getter by Dionna L. Mann (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66633-901-7) and Soccer Slowdown by Elliott Smith (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66633-895-9), ages 5–7. And Mr. Grizley’s Class by Bryan Patrick Avery, illus. by Arief Putra, gains Bobby’s Story (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66633-919-2), Nathan’s New Moves (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66633-925-3), Nicole’s Secret (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66633-907-9; and Rahma’s Gift (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66633-913-0), ages 5–7.

Joining My Spectacular Self are A Fantastic Plan: A Leadership Story (Aug. 1, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-019-8) and Tiger’s Tough Time: A Story About Managing Emotions (Aug. 1, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-022-8) by Rosario Martinez, illus. by Román Díaz; and The Otter in Charge: A Conflict Resolution Story by Jessica Montalvo Jackson, illus. by Gal Weizman (Aug. 1, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-021-1), ages 5–7. Discover Graphics: Global Folktales introduces The Sky Fox: A Peruvian Graphic Folktale by Alberto Rayo, illus. by Fabiana Faiallo (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-114-0); and The Tortoise and the Hare: A West African Graphic Folktale by Siman Nuurali, illus. by Katie Crumpton (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-095-2), ages 5–8. and Yasmin stars in Yasmin the Detective (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66633-112-7), Yasmin the Doctor (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66633-133-2), Yasmin the Farmer (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66633-140-0), and Yasmin the Ice Skater (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66633-147-9) by Saadia Faruqi, illus. by Hatem Aly, ages 5–8.



DC Super-Villains Origins welcomes Black Adam (Aug. 1, $4.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-522-3) and The Cheetah (Aug. 1, $4.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-512-4) by Matthew K. Manning; and Harley Quinn (Aug. 1, $4.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-533-9) and Poison Ivy by Laurie S. Sutton (Aug. 1, $4.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-515-5), all illus. by Dario Brizuela, ages 6–8. Jay Albee’s nonbinary fourth grader Riley Reynolds has four new adventures, including Riley Reynolds Crushes Costume Day (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-408-0) and Riley Reynolds Rocks the Park (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-409-7), ages 7–10. Batman and Scooby-Doo! Mysteries adds four volumes by Michael Anthony Steele, illus. by Dario Brizuela, among them The Cruise of Doom (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66633-529-3) and The Curse of the Creepy Crypt (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66633-506-4), ages 8–11. And four books by Shawn Pryor, illus. by Francesca Ficorilli, join The Gamer, including Clone Trouble (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-822-4) and Music Monster! (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-815-6), ages 8–11.

Steve Brezenoff contributes a quartet of titles to Library of Doom Graphic Novels, among them The Creature Collection, illus. by Martín Bustamante (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-638-1); The Howling Book, illus. by Janio Garcia (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-624-4); The Oldest Trick, illus. by Patricio Clarey (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-617-6); and Spell-Bound, illus. by Juan Calle (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-631-2), ages 8–11. Return to Ravens Pass picks up Deep Roots (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-601-5) and Eyes in the Sky (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-611-4) by Ailynn Collins; and The Other (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-596-4) and Phantom Hotel (Aug. 1, $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66634-606-0) by Megan Atwood, all illus. by Amerigo Pinelli, ages 8–11. And there are four additions to Jake Maddox Esports by Maddox, illus. by Francisco Bueno Capeáns, including Jungle MasterMind (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66635-331-0) and Strategy Showdown (Aug. 1, $5.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-66635-333-4), ages 8–12.

Cassava Republic

Grandma and the Moon’s Hidden Secret by Jumoke Verissimo, illus. by Chinyere Okoroafor (Oct. 4, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-913175-35-1). When Aduke’s grandmother dies, she is filled with sadness until her aunt tells her a secret that may help the girl see her grandma again. Ages 3–6.

Obioma Plays Football by Chika Unigwe, illus. by Chinyere Okoroafor (Sept. 20, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-913175-37-5). After moving to a new city, Obioma misses playing soccer and wants to be known as more than just the girl in the wheelchair. Ages 5–8.


Grandma’s Tiny House by Janay Brown-Wood, illus. by Priscilla Burris (Sept. 6, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-62354-331-0). The walls of Grandma’s house bulge as family and friends arrive with food for a feast. Ages up to 3.

In the Neighborhood by Rocio Bonilla (Sept. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-360-0). Standoffish neighbors change their ways when a woman loses her internet connection, triggering a domino effect of helping one another. Ages 3–7.

Latkes and Applesauce: A Hanukkah Story by Fran Manushkin, illus. by Kris Easler (Sept. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-156-9). When a blizzard threatens to cancel a family’s holiday feast, a stray cat and dog save the day. Ages 3–7.

The Longest, Strongest Thread by Inbal Leitner (Sept. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-359-4). A woman shows her granddaughter, who is moving away, the long thread that will keep them connected. Ages 3–7.

Where Do Big Creatures Sleep at Night? by Steven J. Simmons and Clifford R. Simmons, illus. by Ruth E. Harper (Nov. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-143-9), reveals where large animals bed down in the wild. Ages 3–7.

Forever Cousins by Laurel Goodluck, illus. by Jonathan Nelson (Sept. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-292-4). In this Native American story, two cousins who have been separated each worry that the other hasn’t missed her. Ages 4–7.

SumoPuppy by David Biedrzycki (Oct. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-301-3). SumoKitty tries to teach an eager but undisciplined puppy the feline way of catching mice. Ages 5–8.

The Unknown Soldier by Jess Brallier, illus. by Jamie Peterson (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-159-0). On a family trip to Washington, D.C., Jack watches the guard patroling the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Ages 5–9.

Show and Tell! Great Graphs and Smart Charts: An Introduction to Infographics by Stuart J. Murphy (Oct. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-823-2) showcases what line graphs, bar graphs, pie charts, and pictographs are and how to use them to represent data. Ages 7–10.

Troublemakers in Trousers: Women and What They Wore to Get Things Done by Sarah Albee, illus. by Kaja Kajfez (Oct. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-095-1), spotlights 21 women throughout history who defied fashion norms to do something groundbreaking. Ages 9–12.

The Hope of Elephants by Amanda Rawson Hill (Sept. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-259-7). In this novel in verse, Cass and her parents refuse to let Dad’s cancer stop them from traditions like attending a World Series game. Ages 10–14.


Chicken Soup for the Soul Babies presents Stuck! (What Do I Do?) by Karol Ruth Silverstein, illus. by Greg Paprocki (Oct. 25, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-62354-285-6), ages up to 3. Leo Can! issues Leo, Rise and Shine! (Oct. 11, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-62354-339-6) and Leo, Sleep Tight! (Oct. 11, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-62354-338-9) by Anna McQuinn, illus. by Ruth Hearson, ages up to 3. Storytelling Math adds Too-Small Tyson by Janay Brown-Wood, illus. by Anastasia Magloire Williams (Oct. 18, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-164-4), ages 3–6. And Chicken Soup for the Soul Kids greets Lucas’s Tricky Day: A Book About Keeping Positive by Rajani LaRocca, illus. by India Valle (Oct. 25, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-283-2), ages 4–7.

Joining The Jitters is Picture Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg, illus. by Judy Love (Sept. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-157-6), ages 5–8. And Every Day with April & Mae by Megan Dowd Lambert, illus. by Briana Dengoue, releases April & Mae and the Book Club Cake: The Monday Book (Oct. 18, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-887-4), April & Mae and the Soccer Match: The Tuesday Book (Oct. 18, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-888-1), April & Mae and the Talent Show: The Wednesday Book (Oct. 18, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-261-0), and April & Mae and the Tea Party: The Sunday Book (Oct. 18, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-886-7), ages 6–9.

Charlesbridge Teen

Henry Hamlet’s Heart by Rhiannon Wilde (Oct. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-369-3). During his last semester of high school, neurotic Harry ponders his future and falls in love with Len, his best friend. Ages 14–up.

Chicago Review Press

Book of Dreams by Kevin Craig (Sept. 13, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-951954-19-2). A boy becomes trapped inside the pages of an enchanted book that leads him on a mission to save a group of missing boys. Ages 12–up.

Born Andromeda by K.M. Watts (Nov. 15, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-951954-21-5). When a cyborg princess is taken hostage by galactic pirates, she seizes the opportunity to free herself from her limiting royal life. Ages 12–up.


For Kids presents John Audubon and the World of Birds for Kids: His Life and Works, with 21 Activities by Michael Elsohn Ross (Aug. 23, $18.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64160-618-9), ages 9–12. And Women of Power welcomes Film Makers: 15 Groundbreaking Women Directors by Lyn Miller-Lachman and Tanisia Moore (Aug. 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64160-6-3), Food Stars: 15 Women Stirring Up the Food Industry by Ellen Mahoney (Oct. 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64160-585-4), Music Mavens: 15 Women of Note in the Industry by Ashley Walker and Maureen Charles (Nov. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64160-723-0), and Problem Solvers: 15 Innovative Women Engineers and Coders by P.J. Hoover (Sept. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64160-638-7), ages 12–up.

Chicago Review Press/Ripple Grove

Ripple Grove by Robert Broder, illus. by Melissa Larson (Nov. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64160-819-0). As they walk through the forest, a father tells his daughter a fairy tale he has been building for her for a long time. Ages 3–8.

Child’s Play


Look Touch Learn offers The Sea (Sept. 1, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78628-627-7) and The Sky (Sept. 1, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78628-626-0) by Charlotte Archer, ages up to 1. And Baby Rhyme Time (Haitian Creole/English) presents Si Ou Kontan Epi W Konn Sa!/If You’re Happy and You Know It (Sept. 1, $4.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78628-697-0) and Tèt, Zepòl, Jenou, Zòtèy/Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (Sept. 1, $4.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78628-698-7), ages up to 3; and Dis Ti Dwèt Piti/Ten Little Fingers (Sept. 1, $4.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78628-696-3) and Ti Kochon Sa A/This Little Piggy (Sept. 1, $4.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78628-695-6), ages 1–3; all trans. by Creoletrans, illus. by Kubler and Dellow.

Baby Rhyme Time (Spanish/English) issues Cabeza, hombros, rodillas y deditos de los pies/Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (Aug. 1, $4.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78628-649-9) and ¡Si eres feliz y lo sabes!/If You’re Happy and You Know It! (Aug. 1, $4.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78628-647-5), ages up to 3; and Cinco patitos/Five Little Ducks (Aug. 1, $4.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78628-650-5) and ¡Haz un panqueque!/Pop a Little Pancake! (Aug. 1, $4.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78628-648-2, all trans. by Yanitzia Canetti, illus. by Kubler and Dellow, ages 2–4. And Now You See It! shares Now You See It! In the Rainforest by Dellow (Aug. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78628-584-3), ages 1–3.

Enzo’s Jobs picks up Enzo es un bibliotecario/Enzo Is a Librarian (Aug. 1, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78628-672-7), Enzo es un Enfermero/Enzo Is a Nurse (Aug. 1, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78628-673-4), Enzo es un Maestro/Enzo Is a Teacher (Aug. 1, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78628-674-1), and Enzo y su arte/Enzo and His Art by Jessica Spanyol, trans. by Canetti (Aug. 1, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78628-675-8), ages 2–4. Primara vez/First Time releases Dentista/Dentist, trans. by Canetti, illus. by Jess Stockham (Jan. 8, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-78628-667-3), ages 3–6. Child’s Play Library adds Cat’s Seasons by Airlie Anderson (Oct. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-624-6), ages 3–7. And joining Rosa’s Workshop 2 are Rosa’s Big Bird Feeder (Oct. 1, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-631-4) and Rosa’s Big Shadow Puppet Experiment by Jessica Spanyol (Oct. 1, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-632-1), ages 3–7.



Choose Your Own Adventure issues Antarctica! by Lily Simonson, illus. by Vladimir Semionov (Oct. 4, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-954232-09-9); and Brooklyn Mermaid by C.E. Simpson, illus. by Gabhor Utomo (Oct. 4, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-954232-08-2), ages 9–12.


I Love You Like by Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar (Nov. 1, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-79721-007-0) highlights ways to express affection and say, “I love you.” All ages.

The Twelve Cats of Christmas by Feather Flores, illus. by Carrie Liao (Oct. 11, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-8461-6). A dozen cats—and one kitten—offer a festive feline take on a classic carol. All ages.

Crinkle Bells by Jay Fleck (Oct. 4, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4521-8167-7). On Christmas Eve, all the decorations are settling down for bedtime, except for a pair of noisy bells. Ages up to 3.

Friendship Carousel by Suzy Ultman (Sept. 27, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-79720-791-9). Part book, part toy, this takes kids on a carousel ride that celebrates friends. Ages 2–4.

The Trainbow by Nina Laden (Aug. 9, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4521-7641-3). Readers fold out this accordion-shaped book to view a train with brightly hued cars. Ages up to 3.

If You Were a City by Kyo Maclear, illus. by Francesca Sanna (Oct. 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-5519-7),
celebrates cities and the people living in them. Ages 3–5.

Little Wild Animal Hugs by Hans Wilhelm, illus. by Wednesday Kirwan (Oct. 18, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-79720-718-6). Kids turn the pages of this die-cut book to pair up 10 animals hugging each other. Ages 2–4.

Heart String by Brooke Boynton-Hughes (Dec. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-8165-3). Readers follow the thread of this story to see how there is always a bond that connects us to the ones we love. Ages 3–5.

Jo Bright and the Seven Bots by Meg Hunt and Deborah Underwood (Sept. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-7130-2). In this follow-up to Interstellar Cinderella, a bot-building princess engineers her own happy ending. Ages 3–5.

When Molly Ate the Stars by Joyce Hesselberth (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-79720-940-1). A girl reaches for the stars, only to gobble them up in this story about selflessness, generosity, and friendship. Ages 3–5.

Digestion! The Musical by Adam Rex, illus. by Laura Park (Oct. 25, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-8386-2). Candy encounters each of the human body’s organs as she is successfully digested. Ages 5–8.

I Can Explain by Shinsuke Yoshitake (Aug. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-79721-690-4). A child devises clever explanations for why they have bad habits such as nose-picking and nail-biting. Ages 5–8.

Like by Annie Barrows, illus. by Leo Espinosa (Sept. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6337-6), features a sequence of compare-and-contrasts that show how humans are much more alike than different. Ages 3–5.

Only the Best: The Exceptional Life and Fashion of Ann Lowe by Kate Messner and Margaret E. Powell, illus. by Erin Robinson (Oct. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6160-0), profiles Lowe, who grew up in an Alabama dress shop and became the first nationally known African American fashion designer. Ages 5–8.

Killer Underwear Invasion! How to Spot Fake News, Disinformation & Conspiracy Theories by Elise Gravel (Sept. 20, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-79721-491-7) explores what fake news is, why people spread it, and how to tell what is true and what isn’t. Ages 8–12.

The Snail by Emily Hughes (Nov. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-79720-467-3). This profile of Japanese American artist Isamu Noguchi is a paean to creativity and art’s power to heal wounds inflicted by WWII incarceration. Ages 8–12.

Seen and Unseen: What Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake, and Ansel Adams’s Photographs Reveal About the Japanese American Incarceration by Elizabeth Partridge, illus. by Lauren Tamaki (Oct. 25, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6510-3), pairs these photographers’ images with firsthand accounts of a grave chapter in U.S. history. Ages 10–14.

Front Country by Sara St. Antoine (Sept. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-79721-563-1). On a backcountry camping trip in Montana, a girl becomes increasingly aware of herself, the world, and the relationship between the two. Ages 10–up.

Lolo’s Light by Liz Garton Scanlon (Oct. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-79721-294-4). When her neighbors’ infant daughter dies unexpectedly on the night Millie is babysitting, the girl grapples with guilt and grief. Ages 10–up.


Joining Bookscape Board Books is We Love Books! by Ingela P. Arrhenius (Oct. 3, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-79721-558-7), ages up to 3. New Finger Puppet Books are Baby Hippo (Aug. 9, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-79721-287-6) and Baby Lion (Aug. 9, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-79721-286-9) by Yu-Hsuan Huang; and Little Ghostie, illus. by Emily Dove (Aug. 9, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-79721-288-3), ages up to 3. New Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site books by Sherri Duskey Rinker, illus. by AG Ford, are Construction Site Gets a Fright! A Halloween Lift-the-Flap Book (Aug. 30, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-79720-432-1), Construction Site: Farming Strong, All Year Long (Nov. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-79721-387-3), and Construction Site: You’re Just Right: A Valentine Lift-the-Flap Book (Dec. 20, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-79720-430-7), ages 2–4. And Happy Little Pets greets I Take Care of My Kitten (Oct. 25, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-79720-527-4) and I Take Care of My Puppy (Oct. 25, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-79720-526-7) by Michael Slack, ages 2–4.

City, Baby! by Feather Flores visits Los Angeles, Baby!, illus. by Asia Ellington (Aug. 16, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-79720-721-6); and Texas, Baby!, illus. by David DePasquale (Aug. 16, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-79720-722-3), ages 3–5. Charlie & Mouse return in Charlie & Mouse Are Magic by Laurel Snyder, illus. by Emily Hughes (Aug. 30, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-8341-1), ages 6–9. Joining Over and Under is Over and Under the Waves by Kate Messner, illus. by Christopher Silas Neal (Sept. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-79720-347-8), ages 5–8. Audrey L and Audrey W are back in True Creative Talents by Carter Higgins, illus. by Jennifer K. Mann (Oct. 11, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-8395-4), ages 6–9. Ivy and Bean star in Ivy and Bean Get to Work! by Annie Barrow, illus. by Sophie Blackall (Aug. 2, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-79721-502-0), ages 6–9. Jordan J and the Truth About Jordan J joins The Kids Under the Stairs by K.A. Holt (Sept. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-79720-609-7), ages 8–12. And Sleuth & Solve Science adds 20+ Mind-Twisting Mysteries by Ana Gallo, illus. by Victor Escandell (Oct. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-79721-455-9), ages 8–12.


Big, Bigger, Biggest by Xavier Deneux (Sept. 13, $18.99 board book, ISBN 979-1-03-634883-9). This large-format book shows how different animals compare in size. Ages up to 3.

So Many Kisses! by Alexandra Garibal (Sept. 27, $7.99 board book, ISBN 979-1-03-634882-2) explores fun and funny ways that kisses can be shared. Ages up to 3.


Baby Basics introduces My Cuddly Fox: A Soft Cloth Book for Baby by Lucie Brunellière (Oct. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-2-408-03752-9), ages up to 3. Mr. Bear tours Mr. Bear’s World of Food by Virginie Aracil (Sept. 13, $19.99, ISBN 979-1-03-634517-3), ages 3–5. Animals by Maud Poulain (Sept. 27, $16.99, ISBN 979-1-03-634516-6) is a new Pop-Up Guide,ages 3–5. Pop-Up Topics showcases Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Creatures by Arnaud Roi (Oct. 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-2-408-03751-2), ages 3–5. Do You Know? focuses on Jobs and Work People Do by Stephanie Babin (Sept. 13, $14.99, ISBN 978-2-408-03753-6) and Trains and Rail Transport by Cécile Benoist (Sept. 13, $14.99, ISBN 978-2-408-03755-0), ages 5–up. Ultimate Spotlight illuminates Extraordinary Animals by Sandra Laboucarie (Oct. 18, $16.99, ISBN 979-1-03-634521-0), ages 5–up. And Bertrand Fichou’s The Universe joins What About (Sept. 6, $16.99, ISBN 979-1-03-634515-9), ages 7–up.


The Unofficial Guide to the Ancient Egyptian Afterlife by Sophie Berger, illus. by Laura Winstone (Oct. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-80066-012-0). A mummified cat takes readers on a journey through the mystical death rituals of ancient Egypt. Ages 6–11.

Alte Zachen/Old Things by Ziggy Hanaor, illus. by Benjamin Phillips (Sept. 6, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-80066-022-9). A boy and his bubbe explore Brooklyn and Manhattan, gathering ingredients for a Friday night dinner. Ages 9–up.


Professor Wooford McPaw’s History of Things picks up Professor Wooford McPaw’s History of... Astronomy! by Elliot Kruszynski (Oct. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-80066-023-6), ages 6–10.

Cinco Puntos

Snitchers by Stephane Dunn (Sept. 20, $20.95, ISBN 978-1-947627-63-5). Three friends team up to figure out who killed a boy in their neighborhood in this novel about loss, truth, and violence in communities. Ages 12–up.

When You Get to the Other Side by Mariana Osorio Gumá, trans. by Cecilia Weddell (Sept. 13, $20.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-947627-61-1). In this novel about a migrant experience, siblings journeying from Mexico to the U.S. draw strength from their bond and the supernatural abilities their grandmother helped them hone. Ages 18–up.


First Concepts in Mexican Folk Art continues with Vámonos: Mexican Folk Art Transport in English and Spanish by Cynthia Weill (Oct. 4, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-947627-60-4), ages 3–6.

Collective Book Studio

Whoever You Are: A Baby Book on Love & Gender by Josephine Wai Lin, illus. by Sandy Lopez (Sept. 13, $12.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-951412-94-4). Featuring diverse characters, this book centers on gender identities and advocates against gender being a restrictive, binary label. Ages up to 4.

Once upon a Line by Elliot Kreloff (Oct. 4, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68555-004-2). After being drawn, a line undertakes a journey to find its identity and purpose. Ages 4–8.


Full Circle Books welcomes Our Friend Moon by Lea Redmond, illus. by Regina Shklovsky (Oct. 18, $18.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-68555-002-8), ages up to 3.

Cottage Door

God Sent You with Love by Deb Adamson, illus. by Alessia Trunfio (Nov. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-678-9). A loving mother thanks God for sending her a child. Ages up to 3.

Five Little Monkeys (Sept. 20, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-645-1) features sound buttons and a monkey finger puppet. Ages up to 4.

Dia de los Muertos by Rosie Pajaro, illus. by Gaby Zermeño (Aug. 2, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-641-3). This counting book with a finger puppet honors this day of remembrance. Ages up to 5.

First Christmas on the Farm by Holly Berry-Byrd, illus. by Katya Longhi (Aug. 16, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-671-0). Farm babies rely on a wise old sheepdog to tell them about the wonders of Christmas. Ages up to 5.

Thankful Thanksgiving by Deb Adamson, illus. by Benedetta Capriotti (Aug. 16, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-649-9). On this holiday, a mouse family celebrates all that they are grateful for. Ages up to 5.

Touch & Feel Baby Animals (Sept. 20, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-647-5) and Touch and Feel First Words (Sept. 20, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-648-2), illus. by Fhiona Galloway, explore different textures designed to encourage sensory exploration and help develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Ages up to 5.

Max Loves Tallulah by Beverley Gooding (Nov. 15, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-64638-423-5). This “be true to your stripes” story follows two zebras on an adventure through the wild. Ages up to 6.

CoComelon Wheels on the Bus by Scarlett Wing (Aug. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-593-5). The CoComelon characters star in this sound book. Ages 1–5.

My Little Valentine, illus. by Kathryn Selbert (Oct. 18, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-687-1). In this finger-puppet book, animals in various habitats reveal how they express their love. Ages 1–5.

123 and ABC, illus. by Malgorzata Detner (Aug. 30, $22.99 board book,

ISBN 978-1-64638-625-3). This sound book introduces 26 basic expressions in English and Spanish. Ages 2–5.

Itsy Bitsy Spider, illus. by Rob McClurkan (Dec. 20, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-762-5). Three sound buttons play this song. Ages 2–5.

Jolly, illus. by Kathrin Fherl (Aug. 16, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-661-1). In this holiday lift-the-flap tale, Santa and Mrs. Claus prepare for the big day. Ages 2–5.

Little Bunny’s Easter, illus. by Sydney Hanson (Nov. 15, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-686-4), is an interactive tale showing Little Bunny getting ready for Easter. Ages 2–5.

Ocean, illus. by Jenny Palmer (Sept. 20, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-668-0). Flaps lift to reveal oceans from a sandy beach to the darkest depths. Ages 2–5.

Space by Jaye Garnett, illus. by Junissa Bianda (Dec. 20, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-775-5), is an interactive book introducing all things space. Ages 2–5.

Say It, Hear It: ABC Animals by Jaye Garnett, illus. by Chiara Galletti (Aug. 2, $22.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-594-2). This alphabet sound book features 78 songs. Ages 2–7.

Things That Go, illus. by Melanie Demmer (Dec. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64638-654-3), is an interactive sound book showcasing things that go. Ages 2–7.

3-Minute Stories for 3-Year-Olds (Sept. 20, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-64638-655-0) adapts classic tales for preschoolers. Ages 3–5.

Bible Stories (Dec. 20, $28.99,
ISBN 978-1-64638-766-3) presents eight books in a slipcase. Ages 3–7.

Good Night, God Bedtime Bible Stories by Ginger Swift (Nov. 15, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-64638-776-2) compiles 20 biblical stories and five prayers. Ages 3–7.


Hello, Farm! (Dec. 20, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-64638-785-4) joins John Deere Kids Tuffy, ages up to 2. Tuffy swims along in Under the Sea (Jan. 3, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-64638-786-1), ages up to 2. Canticos issues Canticos elephantitos/Little Elephants (Sept. 20, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-646-8), ages up to 3. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood offers Daniel Tiger Friends Help Each Other by Scarlett Wing (Sept. 20, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-644-4), ages up to 4; and Good Night, Daniel by Scarlett Wing (Sept. 20, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-636-9), ages 2–5. Peeps presents Peeps Go, Peeps, Go!, illus. by Kathrin Fehrl (Nov. 15, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-460-0), ages up to 5. ChopChop serves up Chop Chop I Made This! Snacks (Sept. 20, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-659-8), ages up to 5; and ChopChop Eatable Alphabet, illus. by Danielle Mudd (Oct. 18, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-64638-761-8), ages 1–7. And joining CoComelon are Deck the Halls by Scarlett Wing (Aug. 2, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-621-5); and JJ Goes to School (Oct. 1, $21.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-624-6), ages 1–5.

John Deere Kids offers Good Night Tractor by Jack Redwing, illus. by Bao Lu (Aug. 16, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-651-2), ages 2–5. Zamboni Stories on Ice (Oct. 18, $19.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-656-7) joins Roll & Play, ages 2–5. There are four additions to I Spy with My Little Eye: Leprechaun Luck & Find (Nov. 15, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-64638-669-7); and Valentine Love & Find, illus. by Ella Bailey (Oct. 18, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-64638-670-3), ages 2–7; and Outer Space Road Trip by Rubie Crowe, illus. by Steven Wood (Aug. 30, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-64638-591-1); and Taco Truck Snack & Find by Crowe, illus. by Josh Cleland (Aug. 2, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-64638-643-7), ages 3–7. And Vintage Storybooks adds Merry Christmas to You (Aug. 30, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-64638-650-5), ages up to 5; and Vintage Slipcase Fairy Tales by Katharine Lee Bates and Carrie Rarick, illus. by Ruth Bendel (Aug. 30, $28.99, ISBN 978-1-64638-461-7), ages 3–7.

Titles in Spanish

Babies Love Amistad (Babies Love Friendship) by Scarlett Wing, illus. by Giorgia Broseghini (Aug. 16, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-666-6); Babies Love Bondad (Babies Love Kindness) by Wing, illus. by Angela Li (Aug. 16, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-667-3); and Let’s Play Fútbol (Let’s Play Soccer) by Ginger Swift, illus. by Ville Karabatzia (Jan. 17, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-633-8), ages up to 3; and Bebés de la granja (Babies on the Farm) (Aug. 2, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-552-2) and Bebés en el mar (Babies in the Ocean) (Aug. 2, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-553-9) by Swift, illus. by Abigail Dela Cruz, ages up to 5.


My First ABC: From ABC to XYZ by Carine Laforest, illus. by Karina Dupuis and Annie Sechao (Oct. 25, $8.99, ISBN 978-2-89802-458-0), introduces alphabet letters, vocabulary words, and a spot-the-letter game. Ages 2–5.

All the Families in My Town by Ophélie Célier and Thomas Piet, trans. by Robin Bright, illus. by Ariane Caldin (Sept. 6, $17.95, ISBN 978-2-89802-409-2), celebrates diversity in a village whose residents include LGBTQ parents, blended families, foster families, and others. Ages 4–8.

A Starlit Trip to the Library by Andrew Katz and Juliana Léveillé-Trudel, illus. by Joseph Sherman (Sept. 6, $17.95, ISBN 978-2-89802-321-7). In this sequel to How to Catch a Bear Who Loves to Read, Julia and her animal friends depart on a nighttime sailing adventure to retrieve books from a library. Ages 4–8.


The Little Prince stars in Where Are You, Fox? A Touch-and-Feel Board Book with Flaps by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, adapted by Corinne Delporte, trans. by Carine Laforest, illus. by de Saint-Exupéry, (Nov. 15, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-2-89802-361-3), ages up to 3. Joining Peep-Through are At the Farm (Oct. 11, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-2-89802-427-6) and My Dinosaurs (Oct. 11, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-2-89802-426-9) by Carine Laforest, illus. by Beijing Bangson Culture Company, ages up to 3. And Little Detectives welcomes Dinosaurs: A Look-and-Find Book by Corinne Delporte and Carine Laforest, illus. by Karina Dupuis (Nov. 8, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-2-89802-357-6), ages 3–6.



Animal Chefs stirs up Cooking with Chef Llama by Sarah Eason (Aug. 1, $26.99, ISBN 979-88-85090-16-2), ages 7–11.


What Shall We Play Now? by Taghreed A. Najjar, illus. by Charlotte Shama (Oct. 4, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-62371-809-1). Raya and Samar have fun playing with a piece of cloth in this story celebrating imagination and creativity. Ages 3–8.

Wanda the Brave by Sihle-Isipho Nontshokweni, illus. by Chantelle and Burgen Thorne (Sept. 20, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-62371-811-4). In this follow-up to Wanda, the heroine stays true to her beliefs on a visit to the hair salon. Ages 3–9.

Ida in the Middle by Nora Lester Murad (Nov. 15, $20.95, ISBN 978-1-62371-806-0). A Palestinian American girl eats a magic olive that transports her to the life she might have had in her parents’ village near Jerusalem. Ages 12–16.


New Against All Odds books by Claudia Bellante are Girls Rock Indonesia, illus. by Josefina Schargorodsky (Nov. 1, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-62371-808-4); and The Wrestling Cholitas of Bolivia, illus. by Anna Carbone (Nov. 1, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-62371-807-7), ages 4–8.

Disney Hyperion

Loud Mouse by Idina Menzel and Cara Mentzel, illus. by Jaclyn Sinquett (Sept. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-07806-1). Teacher and writer Mentzel and her sister, Tony Award-winning actor Menzel, team up for a tale of how a little mouse found her big voice. Ages 3–5.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Academy #1: Rory and the Magical Mix-Ups by Kallie George, illus. by Lorena Gómez (Oct. 11, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-368-06655-6) begins an illustrated chapter book series that envisions Disney Parks’ Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique as a magical academy for young fairy godmothers in training. Ages 5–8.

Lumara by Melissa Landers (Dec. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-368-07656-2). When Talia falls for Nathaniel, a Mystic, she is thrust into the most powerful and secretive magical family, and then accused of trying to murder them. Ages 12 and up.

Raising the Horseman by Serena Valentino (Sept. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-05461-4) reimagines The Legend of Sleepy Hollow through the eyes of contemporary teen Kat van Tassel, a descendant of the original Katrina van Tassel. Ages 12 and up.

Bloody Fool for Love by William Ritter (Aug. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-368-07198-7). Fan-favorite vampire Spike features in this launch of a series of Buffy the Vampire Slayer prequel novels. Ages 13–17.

Briarcliff Prep by Brianna Peppins (Nov. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-07837-5). Peppins’s debut follows Avi, a freshman at a luxe aspirational boarding school modeled after the author’s alma mater, Spelman College. Ages 13–17.

Twelfth Grade Night by Molly Booth and Stephanie Strohm, illus. by Jamie Green (Oct. 11, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-368-06465-1). The first book in the Arden High graphic novel series brings the star-crossed romance of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night to a modern-day high school. Ages 13–17.

The Undead Truth of Us by Britney Lewis (Aug. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-07583-1). In this speculative YA debut, 16-year-old Black dancer Zharie’s life changes forever after she witnesses her mother’s sudden zombification and
subsequent death. Ages 13–17.


Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins greets Hey Bruce! (Sept. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-08411-6), ages 3–5. Unlimited Squirrels by Mo Willems scurries along with The Frustrating Book! (Sept. 27, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-368-07482-7), ages 4–8. And Disney Chills adds Once upon a Scream by Vera Strange (Aug. 2, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-368-07591-6), ages 8–12.

Disney Lucasfilm

Star Wars Hunters: Battle for the Arena by Mark Oshiro, illus. by Lucasfilm Press (Nov. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-368-07603-6) is a novel based on a new Star Wars game and featuring original illustrations. Ages 10–14.

Disney Manga


Tim Burton’s the Nightmare Before Christmas delivers Mirror Moon by Mallory Reaves, illus. by Gabriella Chianello and Nataliya Torretta (Aug. 2, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4278-6819-0), ages 8–12.

Disney Press

Disney Baby Apples, Leaves, Weather (Aug. 2, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-368-07817-7) combines three chunky board books focusing on basic concepts. Ages up to 2.

Disney Cautionary Tales by Ridley Pearson, illus. by Abigail Larson (Oct. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-368-06228-2). In this collection of scary short stories inspired by Disney villains, two kids discover a secret mirror in the Disney Archives that blends reality and fiction. Ages 8–12.


Princes picks up Prince of Song & Sea by Linsey Miller (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-06911-3), ages 13–17.


The Lords of Night (A Shadow Bruja Novel) by J.C. Cervantes (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-06656-3) is first in a spinoff series from the Storm Runner trilogy inspired by Mesoamerican mythology. Ages 8–12.


Paola Santiago is back in Paola Santiago and the Sanctuary of Shadows by Tehlor Kay Mejia (Aug. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-368-07687-6), ages 9–12.


The Grumpy Reindeer: A Winter Story About Friendship and Kindness (Sept. 6, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-6506-0). When Santa asks for his help, a grumpy reindeer soon realizes that sometimes being on your own isn’t all that fun. Ages up to 3.

Santa’s Busy Day: Take a Trip to the North Pole and Explore Santa’s Busy Workshop! (Sept. 6, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-5989-2) introduces the characters bustling around and having a good time in Santa’s workshop. Ages up to 3.

Bird: An Adventure in the Air by Brendan Kearney (Sept. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5673-0) follows fisherman Finn and his dog Skip in an adventure exploring birds and environmental concerns. Ages 3–5.

Everybody Feels Fear by Ashwin Chacko (Nov. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-6262-5) encourages kids to laugh at their fears and realize that we all feel fear sometimes. Ages 3–5.

My Family and Other Families: Finding the Power in Our Differences by Lewis and Richard Edwards-Middleton (Oct. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5981-6) depicts a world where there are all kinds of families, and they are all equal. Ages 3–5.

A Dinosaur’s Day: Diplodocus Finds Its Family by Elizabeth Gilbert Bedia, illus. by Marie Bollmann (Sept. 20, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5654-9), presents facts about dinosaurs through a narrative story about Deinonychus’s daily routine. Ages 3–7.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Very First Encyclopedia (Sept. 6, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-6523-7) is a reference book illustrated in Eric Carle’s signature style. Ages 3–7.

The Very Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra: With 10 Musical Sounds! by Tim Lihoreau (Oct. 25, $29.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5977-9) introduces the main instruments of the orchestra accompanied by 10 sound clips of famous music pieces. Ages 5–7.

The Best Ever Cake Book (Sept. 20, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5980-9) serves up recipes and the science behind making a cake: how eggs are farmed, how butter is churned, and how sugar is grown and processed, as well as what makes cakes rise. Ages 5–9.

Amazing Animal Journeys: The Most Incredible Migrations in the Natural World by Philippa Forrester (Oct. 25, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5990-8) follows the mass migrations of entire species via facts and maps. Ages 7–9.

Animals Lost and Found: Stories of Extinction, Conservation, and Survival (Sept. 13, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-3339-7) spotlights extinct and endangered animals and information on what we can do to prevent further loss. Ages 7–9.

Galapagos: A Unique World of Natural Wonders (Oct. 25, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5972-4) takes readers on an illustrated and photographic tour of the flora, fauna, and geology of the Galapagos islands. Ages 7–9.

Nature’s Wonderland: Animals and Plants from the USA and Canada (Nov. 29, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5951-9) is a guide to the natural wonders, wildlife, and environments of these countries. Ages 7–9.

The Secret World of Plants: Tales of More Than 100 Remarkable Flowers, Trees, and More by Ben Hoare (Oct. 11, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5983-0) reveals surprising facts about intriguing flora. Ages 7–9.

Underwater World: Aquatic Myths, Mysteries, and the Unexplained by Tamara MacFarlane (Oct. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5984-7) presents myths, legends, folklore, fables, and amazing discoveries inspired by water. Ages 7–9.

Extraordinary Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Life Visual Encyclopedia (Dec. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5626-6) profiles all the major types of dinosaurs as well as ancient fish, other prehistoric reptiles in the air and water, and early mammals. Ages 7–11.

Get to Know: Money: A Children’s Guide to Banks, Budgets, Bitcoin and More (Nov. 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-3497-4) explores concepts involved with money such as banks, budgets, and cryptocurrency. Ages 7–11.

Dinosaur Activity Lab: Exciting Projects for Exploring the Prehistoric World (Oct. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5070-7) is a collection of dinosaur-inspired make-and-do projects. Ages 9–12.

The Earth Atlas, illus. by Richard Bonson (Dec. 20, $20, ISBN 978-0-7440-6505-3), leads a trip around Earth’s features, explaining how they formed and what impact they have on us today. Ages 9–12.

The Met 5000 Years of Awesome Objects: A History of Art for Children by Aaron Rosen and Susie Hodge (Nov. 1, $29.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-6102-4) explores the treasures of the world’s civilizations via collections at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ages 9–12.

How Everything Works (Oct. 4, $34.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-6016-4) guides readers through the inner workings of the natural world and the technology that surrounds us. Ages 10–14.

Art Year by Year: A Journey Through Time, from Cave Paintings to Street Art (Nov. 1, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-6012-6) offers an art history timeline that includes artist biographies and images of the world’s best-known artworks. Ages 11–14.


My First continues with My First Animals: Let’s Squeak and Squawk! (Sept. 6, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-5845-1) and Let’s Go Exploring! (Sept. 6, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-5844-4), ages up to 3. Pop-Up Peekaboo! welcomes Rainforest, illus. by Jean Claude (Oct. 25, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-5987-8), and Shark (Nov. 29, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-5927-4), ages up to 3. Spin and Spot reveals Things That Go: What Can You Spin and Spot Today? (Nov. 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-5660-0), ages up to 3. We Are Friends gets cozy with At Home: Friends Can Be Found Everywhere We Look by Sue Downing (Oct. 4, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-5952-6), ages up to 3. And Jonny Lambert’s Bear and Bird by Jonny Lambert introduces Make Friends: Even Bears Get Nervous Before Starting School (Sept. 13, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-5675-4), ages 3–5.

DK the Met decks things out with The Met Dress Up Paper Dolls: 170 Years of Unforgettable Fashion from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute by Satu Fox, illus. by Cass Urquart (Nov. 1, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-6320-2), ages 4–8. Catching the Velociraptor (Dec. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-6004-1) and The Compsognathus Chase (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5986-1) join Dinosaur Club by Rex Stone, ages 5–7. And My Very Important Encyclopedias adds My Very Important Earth Encyclopedia: For Little Learners Who Want to Know Our Planet (Oct. 18, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5973-1), ages 5–9.

English for Everyone Junior gains English for Everyone Junior English Grammar: A Simple Visual Guide to English (Dec. 27, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-6018-8), ages 6–9. New to Did You Know? is Did You Know? Earth: Amazing Answers to More Than 200 Awesome Questions! Sept. 6, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-5662-4), ages 7–9. DK Children’s Anthologies issues An Anthology of Aquatic Life by Sam Hume (Nov. 1, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5982-3), ages 7–9. DK Life Stories presents Barack Obama by Stephen Krensky (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-6247-2), ages 7–9. DK Our World in Pictures publishes An Encyclopedia of Everything (Oct. 4, $29.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-6015-7), ages 9–12. And new to Knowledge Encyclopedias is Knowledge Encyclopedia Planet Earth! Our Exciting World as You’ve Never Seen It Before (Oct. 18, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-5625-9), ages 9–12.

Douglas & McIntyre

Do Trees Have Mothers? by Charles Bongers (Sept. 20, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77162-325-4). A squirrel named Nuts introduces the science of trees. Ages 3–5


The Box by Isabella Paglia, illus. by Paolo Prioetti (Sept. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5592-3), tells a gentle story of kindness, patience, and meeting others where they are. Ages 4–8.

A Head Full of Birds by Alexandra Garibal, illus. by Sibylle Delacroix (Oct. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5596-1), provides a sensitive portrayal of neuro-
diverse friendships and understanding among children of all abilities. Ages 4–8.

A World of Praise by Deborah Lock, illus. by Helen Cann (Sept. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5595-4), encourages children to glorify God’s presence in
creation and in their lives. Ages 4–8.

Yellow Dog Blues by Alice Faye Duncan, illus. by Chris Raschka (Sept. 6, $18.99, 978-0-8028-5553-4), takes readers on a road trip through the Mississippi Delta, exploring the landmarks that shaped one of America’s most beloved musical traditions. Ages 4–8.

Building an Orchestra of Hope: How Favio Chavez Taught Children to Make Music from Trash by Carmen Oliver, illus. by Luisa Uribe (Oct. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5467-4), tells the true story of how a music teacher helped the families of his poor Paraguay town find hope by repurposing landfill trash into musical instruments. Ages 4–9.

Madani’s Best Game by Fran Pintadera, illus. by Raquel Catalina (Oct. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5597-8). Madani, the star of his neighborhood soccer team, who plays in bare feet, works to earn money for real cleats for an important match against a rival team. Ages 5–9.

Different: A Story of the Spanish Civil War by Mónica Montañés, illus. by Eva Sánchez Gómez (Nov. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5598-5), follows two siblings growing up amid the extremism and fear of the Spanish Civil War. Ages 9–14.

Enchanted Lion

The Truth About Max by Alice and Martin Provensen (Nov. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-375-3). This never-before-published book from the Provensens follows a mischievous, clever, and independent cat’s daily antics on the farm. Ages 3–8.

Teddy, Let’s Go! by Michelle Nott, ilus. by Nahid Kazemi (Sept. 6, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-368-5). Told from the perspective of her teddy bear, this tale follows a girl’s first experiences and growing independence, culminating in her welcoming a new sibling. Ages 3–10.

Supposing... by Alastair Reid, illus. by JooHee Yoon (Aug. 2, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-376-0). This reissue featuring new illustrations from Yoon conjures up a series of playful, thought-provoking scenarios for kids to ponder. Ages 5–8.

At the Drop of a Cat by Élise Fontenaille, illus. by Violeta Lópiz, trans. by Karin Snelson and Emilie Robert Wong (Sept. 13, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-382-1). A boy shares an affectionate portrait of his larger-than-life grandfather: a talented gardener, cook, artist, and childhood refugee. Ages 5–9.

Sylvester’s Letter by Matthew Burgess, illus. by Josh Cochran (Jan. 31, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-380-7). Sylvester, who misses his Grandma ZZ, is trying to get her a letter. Age 5–10.

The Bird Coat by Inger Marie Kjølstadmyr, illus. by Øyvind Torseter, trans. by Kari Dickson (Aug. 30, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-366-1). Pierre the tailor dreams of flying from the Eiffel Tower just like a bird, in a resplendent coat of his own making. Ages 6–11.


Chirri & Chirra return in Chirri & Chirra, in the Night by Kaya Doi, trans. by David Boyd (Nov. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-384-5), ages 3–8.

Enchanted Lion/Unruly

You Can’t Kill Snow White by Beatrice Alemagna, trans. by Karin Snelson and Emilie Robert Wong (Oct. 25, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-381-4), reimagines the story of “Snow White” told from the perspective of the jealous, insatiable queen. Ages 12 and up.

Enslow/West 44

Dandelion Travels by Angel Barber (Oct. 1, $25.80, ISBN 978-1-978596-14-6). Eric Wallace, a Black queer teen exhausted from trying to conform to his parents’ and classmates’ expectations, travels to L.A. to start a new life. Ages 14–17.

Right on Cue by Sabine Bradley (Dec. 1, $25.80, ISBN 978-1-978596-17-7). After being taken away from her alcoholic mother and placed in a foster home years before, Alex is grabbing hold of her future and applying to film school, only to have her mother, now very ill, reappear in her life. Ages 14–17.

Things That Burn by A.M. Rogers (Oct. 1, $25.80, ISBN 978-1-978596-11-5). Harper feels like the odd person out living with her firefighter father and his pregnant new wife. Ages 14–17.

To Be Maya by Claudia Recinos Seldeen (Aug. 1, $25.80, ISBN 978-1-978596-20-7). Maya loves her mother but is embarrassed by how she still clings tightly to her Guatemalan roots and traditions long after she immigrated. Ages 14–17.


Izzy Jeen the Big-Mouth Queen by Wil Mara marches on with Emma Sanchez Is NOT Moving Away! (Sept. 1, $23.25, ISBN 978-1-978596-29-0) and They Better Leave Sandra Alone or Else (Aug. 1, $23.25, ISBN 978-1-978596-26-9), ages 7–8. The Marvelous Marvella J.Q. by Annie D. Taylor, about a girl who can talk to animals, launches with Marvella Finds Her Magic (Aug. 1, $23.25, ISBN 978-1-5383-8445-9), Marvella Is a Model! (Sept. 1, $23.25, ISBN 978-1-5383-8448-0), and Marvella Takes Flight (Oct. 1, $23.25, ISBN 978-1-5383-8451-0), ages 7–8. And Twisted by Wil Mara continues with The Secret of Locker 24 (Aug. 1, $25.80, ISBN 978-1-978596-23-8), ages 10–13.

Entangled Teen

Last of the Talons by Sophie Kim (Sept. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-6493-7280-2). In this fantasy inspired by Korean legend, 18-year-old assassin Shin Lina is forced to become a living, breathing weapon for the kingdom’s most-feared crime lord. Ages 14–17.

The Liar’s Crown by Abigail Owen (Aug. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-6493-7152-2). Meren, a hidden twin princess, born second, steps in to sacrifice her life for her beloved sister when a sinister king seeks to wed her in this series launch. Ages 14–18.

Neverwraith by Shakir Rashaan (Jan. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-6493-7334-2) is the first volume of a paranormal series that imagines The Hulk in high school. Ages 14–18.


Crave continues with Charm by Tracy Wolff (Nov. 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-6493-7149-2), ages 14-18.

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