C Is for Car: An ABC Car Primer by Ashley Marie Mireles, illus. by Volha Kaliaha (Oct. 11, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-725-1). This alphabet book features classic cars, muscle cars, and some pop-culture favorites. Ages up to 3.

Good Morning World,
I Love You So: A Little Book of Gratitude
by Olivia Herrick (Oct. 11, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-727-5) encourages children to be grateful for the small things they encounter each day. Ages up to 3.

Petit Mouse Takes a Nap by Karin Argoud (Jan. 3, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-792-3). Readers can help Petit Mouse find their way to bed by counting from one to five. Ages up to 3.

Thankful Animals, Thankful Me by Steve Metzger, illus. by Angelina Ardinskaya (Sept. 13, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-737-4). Animals from different ecosystems share what they are thankful for. Ages up to 4.

A Is for Always: An Adoption Alphabet by Linda Cutting, illus. by Leonie Little Lex (Aug. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-662-9), offers A–Z affirmations for parents and children who are brought together through adoption. Ages 3–6.

Christmas Fairies for Ouma by Lindsey McDivitt, illus. by Katarzyna Bukiert (Oct. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-734-3), follow the magical journey of a child’s Christmas card as fairies guide it 10,000 miles around the world. Ages 4–6.

P Is for Purr by Carole Gerber, illus. by Susanna Covelli (Nov. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-741-1), features felines of all types, as well as tips for cat lovers on how to care for their furry friends. Ages 4–6.

Want a Hug? Consent and Boundaries for Kids by Christine Babinec, illus. by Vivian Mineker (Oct. 25, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-306-2), introduces the concept of consent and an empowering message of autonomy. Ages 4–8.

Quacks Like a Duck by Stephanie Campisi, illus. by Maria Lebedeva (Sept. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-729-9). A platypus who shows up at a costume party without her costume finds that she was perfect without one. Ages 5–7.

The Amazing World of Video Game Development by Denis Galanin (Sept. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-749-7) takes a look at the varied jobs available in the world of video games—not just coding. Ages 5–8.

Marcel’s Mouse Museum by Hannah Abbo (Jan. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-743-5) blends mouse humor, history facts, and activities while depicting mice drawn in famous works of art. Ages 6–10.

Middle School—Safety Goggles Advised: Exploring the Weird Stuff from Gossip to Grades, Cliques to Crushes, and Popularity to Peer Pressure by Jessica Speer, illus. by Lesley Imgart (Aug. 2, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64170-663-6), is an interactive guide for tweens to navigating middle school. Ages 11–14.


In the City picks up Fall Frolic in the City by Cathy Goldberg Fishman, illus. by Melanie Hall (Sept. 13, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-726-8), ages up to 3. On-Track Learning gains Dino Train by Christopher Robbins, illus. by Susanna Covelli (Sept. 13, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-731-2), ages 3–5. And Lit for Little Hands issues The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, illus. by Olga Skomorokhova (Aug. 16, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-658-2), ages 4–7.


How to Feed Backyard Birds: A Step-By-Step Guide for Kids by Chris Earley (Sept. 1, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-228-10376-9) helps readers of all ages not only attract and identify birds but also understand bird behavior and their relationship to the environment. Ages 8–12.

The Secret World of Lichens: A Young Naturalist’s Guide by Troy McMullin (Sept. 1, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-228-10398-1) investigates the lives of these important organisms. Ages 8–12.

Unsinkable Lucile: How a Farm Girl Became the Queen of Fashion and Survived the Titanic by Hugh Brewster, illus. by Laurie McGaw (Oct. 1, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10382-0). Lucile’s (Lady Diff Gordon) passion for the fashion world leads to lasting innovations like fashion models, oversized hats, and the first fashion show. Ages 9–12.


National Film Board of Canada takes the court for The Basketball Game by Hart Snider, illus. by Sean Covernton (Oct. 1, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10391-2), ages 12 and up.

Five Mile

Wizard & Co by Mitchell Toy (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-922514-48-6). Children stay up past their bedtime and visit an enchanted department store. Ages 3–8.


Giant Island by Jane Yolen (Aug. 1, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-947277-18-2). Two children explore the caves and coves of tiny Giant Island and discover that the island is, in fact, a submerged giant. Ages 4–8.


Pomme and the Pumpkins by Admar Kwant (Sept. 6, $17.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-78250-784-0). A child discovers the joy of growing vegetables in this seasonal story. Ages 3–6.

Whose Footprints Are These? by Gerda Muller (Oct. 18, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-810-6) is a wordless picture book featuring a child and their dog enjoying a snowy winter’s morning. Ages 3–6.

A Billion Balloons of Questions by Amy B. Moreno, illus. by Carlos Velez (Sept. 13, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-776-5). Curious six-year-old Eva’s questions pop up as bilingual (English and Spanish) balloons throughout her day. Ages 4–7.

The Last Rainbow Bird by Nora Brech, trans. by Polly Lawson (Sept. 6, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-800-7). Two children travel by riverboat through forests on a mission to find the last Rainbow Bird and help save it from extinction. Ages 4–7.

An Illustrated Collection of Nordic Animal Tales by Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin, trans. by Jill Timbers (Oct. 4, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-744-4). Classic characters of Nordic folklore, e.g. cunning Fox, clever Hare, etc., star in this collection of traditional tales. Ages 6–10.


Cultured Donuts: Take a Bite Out of Art History by Chloe Tyler (Oct. 18, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4867-1871-9). Tyler shares mixed-media images of pink frosted donuts in the styles of such famous artists as Michelangelo, O’Keeffe, Picasso, and more. Ages 8–12.


Animal Lovers adds Polar Pals by James Roberts (Oct. 18, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4867-2404-8), ages 3–6. Turn Without Tearing Read & Sing welcomes 5 Little Monkeys by Kay Widdowson (Nov. 15, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-2352-2), ages 3–6. And How Do expands with How Do Kids Make Money? A Book for Young Entrepreneurs by Kate Hayes, illus. by Srimalie Bassani (Sept. 6, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-2416-1), ages 7–10.


The Coat by Séverine Vsidal, illus. by Louis Thomas (Oct. 11, $18, ISBN 978-1-947888-38-8). When Elise receives her sister’s warm, red coat as a hand-me-down, she’s soon moved to give her prized possession to a family in need. Ages 3–7.

One Thursday Afternoon by Barbara DiLorenzo (Sept. 6, $18, ISBN 978-1-947888-37-1). Inspired by a school lockdown drill, this story sheds light on how an unpredictable world can make a child feel afraid, and how adults can help children overcome their fears. Ages 3–7.

Sidney the Lonely Cloud by Tim Hopgood (Oct. 18, $18, ISBN 978-1-947888-39-5). A solitary cloud searches for a place in the world to truly belong and be valued. Ages 3–7.

Focus on the Family


Otter B by Pamela Kennedy and Anne Kennedy Brady continues with Otter B Thankful (Oct. 4, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-64607-041-1), ages 3–5. AIO Imagination Station rolls on with Sled Run for Survival by Marianne Hering (Dec. 6, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-64607-015-2), ages 7–12. And joining Last Chance Detectives by Robert Vernon is Quest for the King’s Crown (Nov. 8, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64607-049-7), ages 8–12.

Fox Chapel/Happy Fox

Dino Meditation by Lorena Pajalunga, illus. by Anna Lang (Oct. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64124-263-9), teaches children how to perform 16 mindful and meditative exercises. Ages 4–9.


Ninja Kitties kicks off with the activity storybook A Special Christmas Tree: Leon Gives the Gift of Kindness by Rob Hudnut (Oct. 25, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64124-168-7), ages 5–8.

Free Spirit

Dragons on the Inside (and Other Big Feelings) by Valerie Coulman, illus. by Alexandra Colombo (Oct. 25, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-540-9), helps kids recognize, identify, and cope when they are anxious or overwhelmed. Ages 4–8.

Laney Dances in the Rain: A Wordless Picture Book About Being True to Yourself by Ken Willard, illus. by Matthew Rivera (Oct. 25, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-665-9) focuses on a girl who loves to dance in the rain—no matter what anyone else thinks. Ages 4–9.


All the Time expands with You Are Growing All the Time by Deborah Farmer Kris, illus. by Jennifer Zivoin (Nov. 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-709-0), ages 2–6. We Say What’s Okay by Lydia Bowers, illus. by Isabel Muñoz, concludes with We Accept No (Aug. 16, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-703-8), We Are in Charge of Our Bodies (Nov. 29, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-715-1) and We Can Say No (Nov. 29, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-712-0), ages 3–5. Jamie Is Jamie by Afsaneh Moradian, illus. by Maria Bogade, welcomes Jamie’s Class Has Something to Say: A Book About Sharing with Grown-Ups (Aug. 16, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-553-9), ges 4–8. Little Laugh & Learn by Shannon Anderson, illus. by Steve Mark, adds Yay! You Failed! (Nov. 22, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63198-719-9), ages 6–9. And Laugh & Learn picks up You Got a Phone! (Now Read This Book) by Elizabeth Englander and Katharine Covino, illus. by Steve Mark (Aug. 16, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63198-640-6), ages 8–13.



Calm Classes presents Caring Koala Teaches Yoga by William Anthony (Aug. 1, $26.99, ISBN 978-1-63691-850-1), ages 5–7. Eco Journeys issues Life of a Soda Can by Louise Nelson (Aug. 1, $26.99, ISBN 978-1-63691-902-7), ages 5–8. And My Emergency gains Asthma Attack by Charis Mather (Aug. 1, $26.99, ISBN 978-1-63691-968-3), ages 8–12.


Gotcha! by Clotilde Perrin (Oct. 4, $28.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-469-8). In this large-format, lift-the-flap adventure, readers play hide-and-seek within well-known fairy tales. Ages 3–7.

The Grizzled Grist Does Not Exist by Juliette MacIver, illus. by Sarah Davis (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-415-5). On a school trip to the woods, the quietest child in class saves the day. Ages 4–7.

Leilong’s Too Long! by Julia Liu, illus. by Bei Lynn (Aug. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-433-9). When Leilong the brontosaurus school bus proves too big for the city, the children who ride him help find a solution. Ages 4–7.

A Perfect Wonderful Day with Friends by Philip Waechter (Aug. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-466-7). Animal friends enjoy a spontaneous, activity-filled summer day together. Ages 4–7.

Duck’s Backyard by Ulrich Hub, illus. by Jörg Mühle (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-473-5). A lame duck takes a blind chicken on a wild goose chase, learning about courage and friendship along the way. Ages 6–9.

The Ape Star by Frida Nilsson (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-421-6). An orphan girl is adopted by a gorilla who lives in a junkyard, and an unlikely friendship develops. Ages 7–12.


Little Rabbit hops along in Let’s Play, Little Rabbit by Jörg Mühle (Oct. 4, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-77657-471-1), ages 1–3. And Lionel is back in Lionel Eats All by Himself (Aug. 2, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-77657-464-3) and Lionel Poops (Aug. 2, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-77657-463-6) by Eric Veillé, ages up to 3.

Gibbs Smith

Countdown to Christmas by Greg Paprocki (Sept. 6, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-6144-3) invites toddlers to find and count objects hidden in festive Christmas scenes. Ages up to 3.

M Is for Music by Greg Paprocki (Aug. 16, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-6129-0) introduces young readers to musical instruments from around the world. Ages up to 3.

Snore Like a Bear by Nicole Larue (Oct. 4, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-6169-6) encourages readers to mimic the bedtime behaviors of animals both familiar and exotic. Ages up to 3.

My Brother Otto and the Birthday Party by Megan Raby, illus. by Elisa Pallmer (Aug. 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-6141-2). Two crow siblings—one of them on the autism spectrum—deal with the different sensory experiences they encounter at a friend’s birthday party. Ages 3–5.


Little Naturalists by Kate Coombs, illus. by Seth Lucas, welcomes Greta Thunberg Takes a Stand (Oct. 4, $11.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4236-6164-1), ages up to 3.


A Very Asian Guide to Korean Food by Michelle Li, illus. by Sunnu Rebecca Choi (Oct., $19.95, ISBN 978-1-7372404-2-6) introduces young readers to classic and modern Korean dishes and provides fun and informative factoids. Ages 3–7.



First Experiences welcomes Nasir’s New Sister by Mari C. Schuh, illus. by Daniela Massironi (Aug. 1, $26.99, ISBN 978-1-63690-930-1), ages 4–6. If I Met an Ice Age Animal adds If I Played Baseball with Dodo Birds by Jenna Lee Gleisner, illus. by Kathryn Inkson (Aug. 1, $27.99, ISBN 978-1-63690-945-5), ages 4–8. And new to Math Adventures is Greg’s Garage Sale: A Money Counting Adventure by Elizabeth Everett, illus. by Amy Zhing (Aug. 1, $27.99, ISBN 978-1-63690-864-9), ages 4–8.


Fiona the Fruit Bat by Dan Riskin, illus. by Rachel Qiuqi (Sept. 13, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-785-4) focuses on how bats use echolocation to navigate. Ages 3–7.

Still This Love Goes on by Buffy Sainte-Marie, illus. by Julie Flett (Sept. 27, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-807-3) This picture book adaptation of Sainte-Marie’s song is a love letter to Indigenous communities. Ages 3–7.

Ways to Make Friends by Jairo Buitrago, illus. by Mariana Ruiz Johnson (Aug. 30, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-975-9), is a picture book guide to making friends. Ages 4–7.

Luminous: Living Things That Light Up the Night by Julia Kuo (Sept. 6, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-888-2) introduces the natural phenomenon of bioluminescence. Ages 4–8.

Paulina: The Story of an Almost Unlucky Pig by Hans Limmer, illus. by David Crossley, trans. by Shelley Tanaka (Oct. 11, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-788-5) celebrates the connection between a girl and the lost pig she has adopted. Ages 4–8.

The Museum of Odd Body Leftovers: A Tour of Your Useless Parts, Flaws, and Other Weird Bits by Rachel Poliquin, illus. by Clayton Hanmer (Sept. 27, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-745-8), takes a look at our body’s vestigial structures, body parts that were essential to our ancestors but are no longer useful to us. Ages 7–11.

Snot, Sneezes, and Super-Spreaders: Everything You Need to Know About Viruses and How to Stop Them by Marc Ter Horst, illus. by Wendy Panders, trans. by Laura Watkinson (Nov. 8, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-973-5). This science-based guide discusses the origin and transmission of viruses and what we can do to prevent them from spreading. Ages 8–12.


Dan Auta: An African Tale by José Ortega, illus. by Piet Grobler, trans. by Elisa Amado (Oct. 4, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-771-7). Sarra does everything she can to keep her little brother from crying in this retelling of an African folktale. Ages 9–12.

My Uncle Is Coming Tomorrow by Sebastián Santana Camargo, trans. by Elisa Amado (Aug. 30, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77840-006-3) introduces young readers to the issue of forced disappearances. Ages 10–17.


Sounds of Nature continues with I Hear You, Ocean by Kallie George, illus. by Carmen Mok (Sept. 27, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-739-7), ages 3–7.

Bilingual Title

My Uncle Is Coming Tomorrow/Mañana viene mi tío by Sebastián Santana Camargo, trans. by Elisa Amado (Aug. 30, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-924-7), ages 10–14.


Blanket by Ruth Ohi (Aug. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-614-1) is a wordless picture book about the difference a kind friend can make on a gray day. Ages 3–7.

Boney by Cary Fagan, illus. by Dasha Tolstikova (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-548-9). Annabelle discovers an animal bone in the woods and decides to make it her new plaything. Ages 3–7.

Boobies by Nancy Vo (Aug. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-692-9) explores connections between boobies (both breasts and birds) and mountains, ancient art, and you. Ages 3–7.

Iceberg: A Life in Seasons by Claire Saxby, illus. by Jess Racklyeft (Sept. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-585-4). An iceberg shears from a glacier and begins a journey that takes it through Antarctica’s seasons. Ages 3–7.

Night Runners by Geraldo Valério (Oct. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-569-4). What seems scary at first proves surprising in this wordless picture book about unlikely friendship and overturned expectations. Ages 3–7.

Pebbles to the Sea by Marie-Andrée Arsenault, illus. by Dominique LeRoux, trans. by Shelley Tanaka (Oct. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-824-4). Siblings Flo and Fée feel adrift between the different worlds of their separated parents, not sure if they belong with their father at the marina, or their mother in the workshop. Ages 3–7.

When Spider Met Shrew by Deborah Kerbel, illus. by Geneviève Côté (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-563-2). Spider’s web has blown away and Shrew’s home has just been paved over; what happens when they decide to help each other out? Ages 3–7.

A Place for Pauline by Anouk Mahiout, illus. by Marjolaine Perreten (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-609-7). As the eldest child in a large family, Pauline struggles to find her niche, and longs for peace and quiet. Ages 6–9.

Forever Truffle by Fanny Britt, illus. by Isabelle Arsenault, trans. by Susan Ouriou (Aug. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-070-5). Aspiring rock star and pesky younger brother Truffle features in three linked stories in this graphic novel spinoff from Louis Undercover. Ages 8–12.

The Prisoner and the Writer by Heather Camlot, illus. by Sophie Casson (Oct. 4, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-632-5). This story-in-verse is told from the perspectives of Alfred Dreyfus and Emile Zola and is inspired by Zola’s famous letter “J’Accuse” defending Dreyfus who he believes has been unjustly imprisoned. Ages 8–12.

One More Mountain by Deborah Ellis (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-885-5). As the Taliban have regained power in 2021 Afghanistan, Parvana and Shauzia, the protagonists of The Breadwinner, must now flee to escape new dangers from an old enemy. Ages 10–13.

Suck It in and Smile by Laurence Beaudoin-Masse, trans. by Shelley Tanaka (Oct. 4, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-77306-809-1), examines the life of a social media influencer who starts to question the goals she has created for herself. Ages 12 and up.


Speak Out continues with Severn Speaks Out by Severn Cullis-Suzuki, illus. by Ana Suárez, ed. by Susan Ouriou (Sept. 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-887-9), ages 8–12.


Ben the Sea Lion by Roy Henry Vickers (Sept. 20, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55017-973-6). Tsimshian storyteller and artist Vickers shares a wildlife adventure from his childhood in the Indigenous Canadian village of Kitkatla. Ages 6–8.

Hardie Grant


Plum & Woo are back on the case in The Suspicious Scarf by Lisa Siberry (Nov. 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-76050-769-5), ages 9–12.


Shady Baby Feels: A First Book of Emotions by Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade Jr., illus. by Tara Nicole Whitaker and (Aug. 23, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-305404-2). As she makes cupcakes, Shady Baby expresses nine common emotions encouraging readers to discuss their feelings. Ages up to 4.

Abuela’s Super Capa by Ana Siquiera, illus. by Elisa Chavarri (Jan. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311365-7). Luis and his abuela can turn anything into an adventure on superhero Saturdays; but when Abuela gets sick, Luis finds a new way to be a hero. Ages 4–8.

Black Gold by Laura Obuobi, illus. by London Ladd (Oct. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-301576-0) offers a poetic celebration of Black children. Ages 4–8.

Brothers in Arms: A True World War II Story of Wojtek the Bear and the Soldiers Who Loved Him by Susan Hood, illus. by Jamie Green (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306476-8). During WWII, a group of teenage Polish soldiers took an orphaned bear cub into their ranks and he became a beloved and important member of the Polish II Corps, helping turn the tide of the war. Ages 4–8.

The Capitol: A Meet the Nation’s Capitol Book by Lindsay Ward (Aug. 16, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-06-320380-8). First in a series, this interactive title explores the meeting place of Congress, and introduces the different people who work in the building. Ages 4–8.

Chloe’s Lunar New Year by Lily Lamotte, illus. by Michelle Lee (Jan. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-307651-8). Chloe can’t wait to celebrate Lunar New Year. Ages 4–8.

Dim Sum, Here We Come! by Maple Lam (Jan. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239698-3) takes readers to a dim sum restaurant where the narrator and their whole family enjoy a meal of favorite foods. Ages 4–8.

Goldilocks and the Three Knocks by Gregory Barrington (Nov. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289137-2). Goldi meets a boisterous family of bears who destroy her home before she ever sets foot on their doorstep. Ages 4–8.

Got Your Nose! by Alan Katz, illus. by Alex Willan (Jan. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302504-2). When Grandpa Max pulls his signature prank on Becky, he accidentally takes her nose. Ages 4–8.

Hold Them Close by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, illus. by Patrick Dougher (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-303617-8) is a love letter to Black children, celebrating the glory, triumph, and pride of African American history and future. Ages 4–8.

Indigo Dreaming by Dinah Johnson, illus. by Anna Cunha (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-308020-1). Two Black girls—on different sides of the sea—wonder about how they are intricately linked by culture even though they are separated by location. Ages 4–8.

Magnolia Flower by Zora Neale Hurston and Ibram X. Kendi, illus. by Loveis Wise (Sept. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-309831-2). A young Afro Indigenous girl who longs for freedom must make a choice and prove the bravery of leading with her heart. Ages 4–8.

Maya’s Song by Renée Watson, illus. by Bryan Collier (Sept. 20, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287158-9) introduces young readers to the life and work of poet and activist Maya Angelou. Ages 4–8.

Me and You in a Book Made for Two by Jean Reidy, illus. by Joey Chou (Aug. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304151-6), focuses on the joy of sharing your story with a friend or someone special. Ages 4–8.

Milloo’s Mind by Reem Faruqi, illus. by Hoda Hadidi (Jan. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305661-9). Milloo courageously follows her dream of becoming a teacher after her parents tell her in fifth grade that she has had enough school. Ages 4–8.

Mini Mighty Sweeps by Lori Alexander, illus. by Jeff Harter (Aug. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-225016-2). Sweeps is eager to get to work, but the other trucks don’t leave any jobs for her to clean up. Ages 4–8.

Phenomenal AOC: The Roots and Rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez by Anika Aldamuy Denise, illus. by Loris Lora (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311374-9) is a biography of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Puertoriqueña who became the youngest congresswoman in America. Ages 4–8.

Plátanos Go with Everything by Lissette Norman, illus. by Sara Palacios (Jan. 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306751-6). Platanos are a favorite part of almost every meal that Yesenia’s Dominican family makes. Ages 4–8.

Shine Bright by Kheris Rogers, illus. by Mechal Renee Roe (Sept. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306478-2). When Imani’s confidence is shaken by peers who tell her she’s too dark, she turns to her sister for a loving reminder that she’s wonderful just the way she is. Ages 4–8.

Song in the City by Daniel Bernstrom, illus. by Jenin Mohammed (Sept. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-301112-0). A blind girl and her grandmother experience the vibrant everyday music of their busy city. Ages 4–8.

Stacey Abrams and the Fight to Vote by Traci N. Todd, illus. by Laura Freeman (Aug. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-313977-0). Voices of famous historical figures narrate the story of politician, lawyer, and author Abrams’s work to protect the least powerful and make voting fair and easy for everyone. Ages 4–8.

The Stocking Stuffer by Holley Merriweather, illus. by Stephanie Graegin (Sept. 20, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-314207-7). Tinsel the mouse is ready to be Santa’s special helper on Christmas Eve. Ages 4–8.

That Flag by Tameka Fryer Brown, illus. by Nikkolas Smith (Jan. 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-309344-7). Keira questions her friendship with Bianca after learning the true meaning behind the Confederate flag hanging from Bianca’s porch. Ages 4–8.

To Boldly Go: How Nichelle Nichols and Star Trek Helped Advance Civil Rights by Angela Dalton, illus. by Lauren Semmer (Jan. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-307321-0). As Lieutenant Uhura on Star Trek in the 1960s, Nichols played the first Black female astronaut anyone had ever seen on screen. Ages 4–8.

The Totally Not Wicked Step-
by Samantha Berger, illus. by Neha Rawat (Nov. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304336-7). A girl learns that her stepmother might not be as wicked as she assumed. Ages 4–8.

Anisa’s International Day by Reem Faruqi (Sept. 20, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-320623-6). Anisa, a Pakistani American girl, introduces her class to the art of mehndi for International Day. Ages 8–12.

The Black Slide by J.W. Ocker (Aug. 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299055-6). An ominous new slide on the elementary playground leads to a cruel world, populated by bloodthirsty creatures on a quest to become immortal. Ages 8–12.

Fenris & Mott by Greg Van Eekhout (Aug. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297063-3). A girl and her newly adopted puppy face down the end of the world—which the puppy is partly responsible for. Ages 8–12.

Frances and the Monster by Refe Tuma (Aug. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-308576-3). Frances sneaks into her parents’ laboratory, determined to prove
her scientific worth, but accidentally
re-awakens her great-grandfather’s secret and most terrible invention—an enormous monster who disappears into the town below. Ages 8–12.

The Lost Whale by Hannah Gold (Oct. 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304111-0). When Rio’s mother gets sick, he’s sent to live with his grandmother on the coast of California; and as he learns about whales, he becomes convinced that one of them, White Beak, can help his mom get better. Ages 8–12.

The Miraculous Sweetmakers: The Frost Fair by Natasha Hastings (Nov. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-316127-6). Thomasina and her friend peddle sweets on the frozen river, hearing rumors of the magical Frost Fair that awakens at night, where Father Winter himself will grant any wish. Ages 8–12.

Monster Club by Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel (Sept. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-313663-2) begins an adventure series in which the drawings from Eric’s roleplaying game come to life. Ages 8–12.

The Puttermans Are in the House by Jacquetta Nammar Feldman (Jan. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-303443-3). When Hurricane Harvey hits Houston, the unglued, baseball-loving Putterman family must find a way to come back together while they’re all stranded under one roof. Ages 8–12.

Rain Rising by Courtne Comrie (Sept. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-315973-0). In this novel-in-verse, Rain needs to overcome her own dark thoughts and sadness after her all-star brother is badly beaten up at a frat party. Ages 8–12.

The Real Deal by Lindsey Stoddard (Oct. 25, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-320685-4). Best friends Gabe and Oliver discover the danger and power of secrets when Gabe tries to find his voice and stand up for what’s right. Ages 8–12.

Shad Hadid and the Alchemists of Alexandria by George Jreije (Oct. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-309481-9). Twelve-year-old Shad discovers that he’s an alchemist and is whisked away to the mysterious Alexandria Academy. Ages 8–12.

Sincerely Sicily by Tamika Burgess (Jan. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-315960-0). For a class presentation about her heritage, Sicily knows that she needs to use her gift to show everyone just what it means to be a proud Black Panamanian. Ages 8–12.

Super Good Cookies for Kids by Duff Goldman (Nov. 1, $23.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325423-7). Celebrity chef Duff guides kids on how to make dozens of delicious cookies. Ages 8–12.

The Unforgettable Logan Foster and the Shadow of Doubt by Shawn Peters (Jan. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304772-3). When superheroes go missing, evidence points to one super-villain—and she just might be Logan’s real mother. Ages 8–12.

You Only Live Once, David Bravo by Mark Oshiro (Sept. 20, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-300815-1). After David injures his best friend in an accident at cross-country practice, he wishes for a do-over; he doesn’t expect his wish to summon a talking, shapeshifting, annoying dog who can take him through time. Ages 8–12.

Boys Will Be Human: A Get-Real Gut-Check Guide to Becoming the Strongest, Kindest, Bravest Person You Can Be by Justin Baldoni (Oct. 18, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306718-9) is a real-talk, self-esteem-building guidebook that helps boys embrace their feelings and fears instead of repressing them. Ages 10 and up.

Ashfall Prophecy by Pittacus Lore (Aug. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284539-9) concludes the adventure duology starring Syd, a teen who is half-human, half-alien. Ages 13 and up.

A Million to One by Adiba Jaigirdar (Dec. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291632-7). Josefa leads a crew of teens intent on stealing the Rubaiyat, a jewel-encrusted book aboard the RMS Titanic that just might be the golden ticket to solving their problems. Ages 13 and up.


Berenstain Bears by Mike Berenstain expands with The Wonderful Scents of Christmas (Sept. 20, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302439-7), ages 4–8. Food Group by Jory John, illus. by Pete Oswald, serves up The Cool Bean Presents: As Cool As It Gets (Sept. 13, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304542-2) and The Sour Grape (Nov. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304541-5), ages 4–8.

I Can Read Comics Level 1 gains Baby Shark’s Big Show! The Bunny Slug by Pinkfong (Sept. 27, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-315893-1) and Pete the Cat and the Sprinkle Stealer by James Dean, illus. by James Dean and Kimberly Dean (Sept. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297427-3), ages 4–8. Joining I Can Read Level 1 are Harry’s Squirrel Trouble by Gene Zion, illus. by Margaret Bloy Graham (Aug. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-274775-4), I Want to Be a Firefighter by Laura Driscoll, illus. by Catalina Echeverri (Aug. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298961-1), My Little Pony: Meet the Ponies of Maretime Bay by Hasbro (Sept. 13, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-303753-3), Pinkalicious and the Holiday Sweater by Victoria Kann (Sept. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-300388-0), and Pinkfong: Meet Pinkfong and Friends by Pinkfong (Sept. 27, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-327243-9), ages 4–8.

I Can Read Level 2 greets Reina Ramos Works It Out by Emma Otheguy, illus. by Andrés Landazábal (Sept. 20, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-322311-0), ages 4–8. Gigi and Ojiji: What’s in a Name? by Melissa Iwai (Jan. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-320809-4) is a new I Can Read Level 3 title, ages 4–8. And My First I Can Read adds Biscuit and the Great Fall Day by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Pat Schories (Aug. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291004-2) and Ty’s Travels: Winter Wonderland by Kelly Starling Lyons, illus. by Nina Mata (Sept. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-308363-9), ages 4–8. My Little Pony trots along with Cutie Mark Mix Up! (Oct. 18, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-06-303757-1) and Merry Christmas, Everypony!, illus. by Agnes Garbowska (Sept. 13, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-303761-8), ages 4–8. Pete the Cat returns for Pete the Cat Plays Hide-and-Seek by James Dean, illus. by James Dean and Kimberly Dean (Sept. 13, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-309592-2), ages 4–8.

New HarperChapters titles are Down in the Dumps #1–#3 by Wes Hargis: The Mystery Box (Sept. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291010-3), Trash vs. Trucks (Sept. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291015-8), A Very Trashy Christmas (Sept. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291019-6), ages 6–10, and Wednesday and Woof #3: The Runaway Robot by Sherri Winston, illus. by Gladys Jose (Nov. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297610-9), ages 6–10. Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids introduces The Joke-a-Day Book: A Year of Laughs by Rob Elliott (Sept. 6, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-308064-5), ages 6–10. My Weirder-Est School by Dan Gutman, illus. by Jim Paillot, grows with Lil Mouse Is in the House! (Oct. 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291089-9), ages 6–10. And joining Wind Riders by Jen Marlin, illus. by Marta Kissi, is Whale Song of Puffin Cliff (Aug. 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302940-8), ages 6–10.

Bravelands by Erin Hunter issues Curse of the Sandtongue #3: Blood on the Plains (Oct. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296692-6), ages 8–12. Cece Rios returns in Cece Rios and the King of Fears by Kaela Rivera (Sept. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321389-0), ages 8–12. Fireborn by Aisling Fowler continues with Phoenix and the Frost Palace (Oct. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299674-9), ages 8–12. Orphans of the Tide rolls on with Shipwreck Island by Struan Murray (Dec. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304316-9), ages 8–12.

Rainbow High by Cara J. Stevens picks up The Official Yearbook (Sept. 27, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325611-8), ages 8–12. New to Starfell by Dominique Valente is Willow Moss & the Magic Thief (Jan. 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287950-9), ages 8–12. Warriors: A Starless Clan by Erin Hunter reveals
Sky (Nov. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305015-0), ages 8–12. And Suitehearts, following the adventures of two cousins/cupids-in-training, begins with Harmony and Heartbreak by Claire Kann (Jan. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306939-8), ages 10 and up.

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Dear Black Child by Rahma Rodaah, illus. by Lydia Mba (Sept. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-309197-9) pays tribute and offers affirmation to Black children around the world. Ages 4–8.

Izzy Paints by Tim Miller (Nov. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311975-8). After a trip to the museum, Izzy is inspired to try painting. Ages 4–8.

Mariana and Her Familia by Mónica Mancillas, illus. by Erika Meza (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296246-1), follows Mariana’s first visit to Abuelita’s house to see her family. Ages 4–8.

Nell Plants a Tree by Anne Wynter, illus. by Daniel Miyares (Jan. 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286577-9). As the tree Nell planted grows and thrives, so do generations of her close-knit family. Ages 4–8.

The Curse on Spectacle Key by Chantel Acevedo (Sept. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-313481-2). When Frank befriends a pair of spirits and tries to break the curse on his island lighthouse home, he discovers a seemingly lost piece of his Cuban American family’s history. Ages 8–12.

MapMaker by Lisa Moore Ramée (Sept. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-303942-1) introduces a Black boy who has the magical ability to bring maps to life. Ages 8–12.

Nikhil Out Loud by Maulik Pancholy (Oct. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-309192-4). A gay Indian American boy known for his TV voice-acting work discovers the power of using his own voice when his family moves to a small Ohio town. Ages 8–12.

Play Like a Girl by Misty Wilson, illus. by David Wilson (Sept. 27, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306469-0). Misty tries out for the football team and scores points not only with her teammates, but new friends in unexpected places. Ages 8–12.

A Rover’s Story by Jasmine Warga (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311392-3) chronicles the journey of a
fictional Mars rover. Ages 8–12.

The Stars Did Wander Darkling by Colin Meloy (Sept. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-301551-7). Archie senses something is off in the small town of Seaham in this horror tale set in 1980s Oregon. Ages 8–12.

The Superteacher Project by Gordon Korman (Jan. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-303279-8). Oliver and his best friend Nathan reaize that their stiff new teacher is not what they expected. Ages 8–12.

Reggie and Delilah’s Year of Falling by Elise Bryant (Jan. 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321299-2). Reggie and Delilah fall in love through missed connections and chance meetings on holidays over the course of a year. Ages 13 and up.

Runestone Saga: Children of Ragnarok by Cinda Williams Chima (Nov. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-301868-6). In this series starter, Eiric, Liv, and Reginn arrive at a paradise fueled by magic and discover they must stop a great evil that lies beneath the surface. Ages 13 and up.

Riven by Mindee Arnett (Jan. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305783-8). Mars’s ability to channel the magic that flows beneath the island of Riven makes him a useful assassin, but also a target. Ages 14 and up.

Rust in the Root by Justina Ireland (Sept. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-303822-6). On Laura’s first mission as a mage, she learns about the darkest period in America’s past, when Black mages were killed for their power. Ages 14 and up.


Sir Ladybug welcomes Sir Ladybug and the Bookworms by Corey R. Tabor (Oct. 4, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306912-1), ages 6–10. Horace & Bunwinkle by P.J. Gardner, illus. by David Mottram, wraps up with The Case of the Fishy Faire (Nov. 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294660-7), ages 8–12. And Unsolved Case Files by Tom Sullivan grows with The 500 Million Dollar Heist: Isabella Stewart Gardner and Thirteen Missing Masterpieces (Aug. 30, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299158-4), ages 8–12.


The Babies and Bunnies Book by John Schindel (Jan. 31, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-06-323923-4). Lots of things that babies do, bunnies do too. Ages up to 4.

A Very Big Fall by Emmy Kastner (Aug. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-41945-7). When autumn breezes begin to blow, the squirrels take pleasure in warning leaves Birch, Oak, and Maple about the transformations they’ll experience in the new season. Ages 3–6.

Mama in Congress: Rashida Tlaib’s Journey to Washington by Rashida and Adam Tlaib with Miranda Paul, illus. by Olivia Aserr (Sept. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-68343-8). When Yousif Tlaib asks about his mother’s new job in Congress, his older brother, Adam, fills him in—with some help from Mom herself. Ages 3–7.

Hound from the Pound by Jessica Swaim, illus. by Jill McElmurry (Nov. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-62220-8). After a woman unknowingly adopts a pack leader from the shelter, his furry friends follow in dogged pursuit. Ages 4–7.

Little Blue Truck Makes a Friend by Alice Schertle, illus. by Jill McElmurry (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-72282-3). All the animals are curious and cautious about the newcomer to the farm. Ages 4–7.

Little Good Wolf by Susan Stevens Crummel, illus. by Janet Stevens (Aug. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-56188-0) is a fractured fairy tale about a wolf who is so good, it’s bad. Ages 4–7.

Night on the Sand by Monica Mayper, illus. by Jaime Kim (Aug. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-88418-3). A boy looks to his big brother for guidance after a disaster levels their city. Ages 4–7.

On the Corner of Chocolate Avenue: How Milton Hershey Brought Milk Chocolate to America by Tziporah Cohen, illus. by Steven Salerno (Dec. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-57875-8), tells the story of Milton Hershey, who cracked the formula on milk chocolate and created a business that could provide good lives in a welcoming town. Ages 4–7.

Pretzel and the Puppies: Paws Up! by Margret Rey, illus. by H.A. Rey (Sept. 27, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-358-65306-6). Dachshunds Pretzel and Greta have a knack for encouraging their pups to follow their passions and make the world a better place. Ages 4–7.

Sanctuary by Julia Denos (Jan. 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-20543-2) explores what it means to care for and respect creatures of all kinds. Ages 4–7.

The Yawn Book by Diana Kim (Nov. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-52593-6) investigates why we yawn, why yawning is contagious, and more. Ages 4–7.

A Journey Under the Sea by Craig Foster and Ross Frylinck (Oct. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-67786-4). The creator of the documentary My Octopus Teacher introduces the wonders and treasures to be found in the Great African Sea Forest. Ages 4–8.

No Peeking at Presents by Alastair Heim, illus. by Sara Not (Sept. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-328-80959-9). On Christmas Eve, three siblings can’t resist sneaking a peek under the tree before it’s time. Ages 4–8.

True You: A Gender Journey by Gwen Agna and Shelley Rotner (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-324046-9). This photographic picture book offers a celebratory and informative look at kids and their wide-ranging gender identities. Ages 4–8.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Winter Night by Megan Litwin, illus. by Nneka Myers (Sept. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-57204-6), presents winter as a magical time of glowing warmth and cozy closeness. Ages 4–8.

The Animal Toolkit: How Animals Use Tools by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page (Aug. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-24444-8) reveals how various creatures use sticks, leaves, rocks, and other natural items as tools to find food, protect their young, and more. Ages 6–9.

The Bird Book by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page (Dec. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-32569-7) celebrates the astonishing diversity of bird species. Ages 6–10.

The Cool Code by Deirdre Langeland, illus. by Sarah Mai (Nov. 8, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-358-54932-1). In this series starter, coding whiz Zoey goes from homeschooled to new school and develops an app to help her make friends and fit in.​ Ages 8–12.

Hazel Hill Is Gonna Win This One by Maggie Horne (Oct. 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-66470-3). When Hazel discovers her speech team rival is being harassed by golden boy Tyler, she must choose between winning and doing the right thing. Ages 8–12.

The Lost Galumpus by Joseph Helgerson, illus. by Udayana Lugo (Jan. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-41522-0). A time-traveling woolly mammoth finds refuge and rescue with a possum and his community of woodland friends. Ages 8–12.

Playing Through the Turnaround by Mylisa Larsen (Oct. 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-64549-8). A group of middle schoolers hatch a plan to stop budget cuts and save their beloved music teacher’s job. Ages 8–12.

Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn, illus. by Meredith Laxton (Sept. 20, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-358-53689-5). Two siblings must rescue their stepsister from the clutches of a vengeful ghost in this graphic novel adaptation of Hahn’s novel. Ages 8–12.

What We Saw by Mary Downing Hahn (Sept. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-41441-4). Best friends Abbi and Skylar are swept into a chilling mystery after they witness a clandestine meeting between a mysterious woman and someone in a dark van. Ages 8–12.

Where the Black Flowers Bloom by Ronald L. Smith (Jan. 31, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-328-84162-9). In this African-inspired fantasy, Asha begins a magical quest where she discovers her own powers and saves her people from evil. Ages 8–12.

The Whispering Fog by Landra Jennings (Sept. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-67455-9). Sisters Neve and Rose’s lives are upended when a swamp witch kidnaps Rose in this reimaging of “Snow White and Rose Red.” Ages 8–12.

Heartbreak Boys by Simon James Green (Dec. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-61725-9). After their ex-boyfriends get together and start Instagramming a disgustingly perfect summer of love, Jack and Nate decide to concoct a mutual Insta-worthy summer adventure of their own. Ages 13 and up.

Belittled Women by Amanda Sellet (Nov. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-56735-6). Teenage Jo Porter rebels against living in the shadow of her literary namesake after her Alcott-obsessed mother turns their house into a Little Women-themed tourist attraction. Ages 14 and up.

City of Nightmares by Rebecca Schaeffer (Jan. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-64730-0). Ness finds herself at the center of a criminal syndicate conspiracy in a city where crooked politicians and sinister cults reign and dreaming means waking up as your worst nightmare. Ages 14 and up.

Creep: A Love Story by Lygia Day Peñaflor (Sept. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-69292-8) tells the story of Holy Family High School’s cutest couple, through the eyes of the classmate who’s stalking them. Ages 14 and up.

Reader, I Murdered Him by Betsy Cornwell (Oct. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-30664-1). Teenage Adele teams up with a con woman to become a vigilante who roams Victorian England using her privilege and power to punish her friends’ abusive suitors and keep other young women safe. Ages 14 and up.


Curious George by H.A. Rey rolls along with It’s Chinese New Year, Curious George! co-written by Maria Wen Adcock (Jan. 3, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-358-68364-3), ages up to 3. Tie-ins to the feature film Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile include Sing with Lyle by Bernard Waber (Sept. 27, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-325643-9), ages up to 4; I Can Read Level 1: Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile: Meet Lyle and Friends (Sept. 27, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-325644-6), ages 4–8; and Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile: Junior Novelization (Sept. 27, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-358-75543-2), ages 8–12, all by Bernard Waber.

I Can Read Level 1 picks up Pretzel and the Puppies: Construction Pups (Dec. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-68362-9) and Pretzel and the Puppies: Meet the Pups! by Margret Rey, illus. by H.A. Rey, (Dec. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-68360-5), ages 4–8. Dinomighty! revs up with Law and Odor by Doug Paleo, illus. by Aaron Blecha (Nov. 15, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-358-62795-1), ages 6–10.

B.E.S.T. World adds Under Pressure by Cory McCarthy (Nov. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-36214-2), ages 8–12. Joining A Click Graphic Novel is Crunch by Kayla Miller (Aug. 30, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-358-39368-9), ages 8–12. Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies delivers The Bridge Battle (Nov. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-69299-7), ages 8–12. Maya and the Rising Dark by Rena Barron concludes with Maya and the Lord of Shadows (Sept. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-10633-3), ages 8–12. A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison issues A Tangle of Spells (Aug. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-68233-2), ages 8–12. Squad Up by Sam Nisson, illus. by Darnell Johnson (Aug. 23, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-358-51287-5), is a new Power Up Graphic Novel. ages 8–12.

Vanderbeekers by Karina Yan Glaser grows with The Vanderbeekers on the Road (Sept. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-43457-3), ages 8–12. Click series spin-off The World of Click by Kayla Miller and Jeffrey Canino, illus. by Kristina Luu, launches with Besties Find Their Groove (Sept. 27, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-358-56192-7), ages 8–12. And Scientists in the Field revs up with The Lizard Scientists: Studying Evolution in Action by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, illus. by Nate Dappen and Neil Losin (Dec. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-38140-2), and The Wolves and Moose of Isle Royale: Restoring an Island Ecosystem by Nancy Castaldo (Aug. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-27423-0), ages 10–12.


Big Truck Day by Rosanne Parry, illus. by Niki Stage (Sept. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321886-4). Two parallel stories follow children and drivers as they head to the library for a book drive. Ages 4–8.

Cut! How Lotte Reiniger and a Pair of Scissors Revolutionized Animation by C.E. Winters, illus. by Matt Schu (Jan. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306739-4) profiles Reiniger, who pioneered techniques for film animation in the 1920s. Ages 4–8.

Elephant’s Big Solo by Sarah Kurpiel (Aug. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-309320-1). Elephant finds a creative way to calm her anxiety and play a solo at the school concert. Ages 4–8.

I Wish by Christoph Niemann (Oct. 11, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321979-3). A curious girl imagines all the things that could be inside a wrapped gift box. Ages 4–8.

The Sea in the Way by Sophie Gilmore (Sept. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302519-6). When the sea keeps them physically apart, Badger discovers beautiful reminders of her dear friend Bear all around her. Ages 4–8.

A Spark in the Dark by Pam Fong (Oct. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-313653-3) explores the ocean of feelings inside all of us. Ages 4–8.

Year of the Cat by Richard Ho, illus. by Jocelyn Li Langrand (Nov. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297682-6), retells the story of the legendary Great Race that determined the order of the animals in the Chinese zodiac calendar. Ages 4–8.

Oh, Sal by Kevin Henkes (Sept. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-324492-4). The Millers from The Year of Billy Miller are celebrating their first Christmas with their new baby. Ages 8–12.

The Rabbit’s Gift by Jessica Vitalis (Oct. 25, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306746-2). When the delicate balance between the people of a small country and the mythic rabbits of age-old lore is broken, a girl and a young rabbit must overcome their prejudices and learn to trust each other. Ages 8–12.

Violet and Jobie in the Wild by Lynne Rae Perkins (Sept. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-249969-1) introduces Violet and Jobie, two happy house mice exiled to the wilderness when they are released from a trap. Ages 8–12.

Where You’ve Got to Be by Caroline Gertler (Sept. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302705-3). Feeling left behind by both her sister and her best friend, Nolie tries her best to fit in but soon finds herself at a moral crossroads. Ages 8–12.

The Cartographers by Amy Zhang (Oct. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-238307-5). After struggling with depression during her senior year in high school, Ocean moves to New York City for a new start. Ages 14 and up.


I Can Read Level 3 rolls out Vivi Loves Science: Wind and Water by Kimberly Derting and Shelli R. Johannes, illus. by Joelle Murray (Jan. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311660-3), ages 4–8. And Maybe Marisol by Erin Entrada Kelly adds Surely Surely Marisol Rainey (Aug. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297045-9), ages 4–8.


PopularMMOs Presents the End of All the Things by Pat + Jen from PopularMMOs, illus. by Danielle Jones (Nov. 8, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-06-308041-6). Pat and his friends have to go back to the Overworld, through the Nether, and to the Underworld to stop Jen and her sister EJ (Evil Jen) before they destroy everything. Ages 8–12.

Up to No Ghoul by Cullen Bunn, illus. by Cat Farris (Aug. 9, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289613-1). Lavinia and Grey team up to solve the eerie mystery of the blood bank that has rolled into town. Ages 8–12.

Over My Dead Body by Sweeney Boo (Aug. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305630-5). Abby is determined to find her friend Noreen, who has disappeared from their school, Younwity’s Institute of Magic. Ages 14 and up.


I Can Read Comics Level 1 welcomes My Little Pony: Sister Switch (Jan. 3, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-303755-7), ages 4–8. Beak & Ally are back in Snow Birds by Norm Feuti (Jan. 3, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302167-9). ages 6–10. Crab and Snail star in The Tidal Pool of Cool by Beth Ferry, illus. by Jared Chapman (Sept. 6, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296216-4), ages 6–10. New to Pea, Bee, & Jay by Brian Smitty Smith is Gotta Find Gramps (Nov. 8, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-323669-1), ages 6–10. Officer Clawsome is on the case in Lobster Cop by Brian Smitty Smith, illus. by Chris Giarrusso (Jan. 3, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-313636-6), ages 8–12. And Incredible Doom expands with Volume 2 by Matthew Bogart and Jesse Holden (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306496-6), ages 14 and up.


Oink! I’m a Pig by Merrill Rainey (Sept. 6, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-309208-2) focuses on animal sounds at the farm. Ages up to 4.

Pete the Cat and the Show-and-Tell Jitters by James Dean (Jan. 24, $4.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-297434-1). Pete the Cat worries that his show-and-tell item isn’t cool enough. Ages 4–8.


Love Poems Your Baby Can See by Loryn Brantz continues with For Your Smile (Sept. 6, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-308634-0), ages up to 4.


How to Excavate a Heart by Jake Maia Arlow (Nov. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-307872-7) delivers a sapphic Jewish twist on the classic enemies-to-lovers Christmas rom-com, starring college freshmen Shani and May who are snowed in together on Christmas Eve. Ages 14 and up.

Acting the Part by Z.R. Ellor (Dec. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-315788-0). Queer actor Lily plays a doting girlfriend onscreen and off, but behind the scenes, struggles with sharing their real self. Ages 13 and up.

Breakup from Hell by Ann Davila Cardinal (Jan. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304530-9). Miguela falls for the perfect guy only to find out that he’s the son of Satan. Ages 13 and up.

Cake Eater by Allyson Dahlin (Aug. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-309677-6) reimagines the reign of Marie Antoinette in the year 3070. Ages 13 and up.

Mere Mortals by Erin Jade Lange (Sept. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321911-3). After one small mistake, Charlie and her brother Reg have been expelled from the vampire community and dumped in the middle of Nowhere, Iowa to live as mortals. Ages 13 and up.

The Restless Dark by Erica Waters (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311590-3). Lucy, Carolina, and Maggie compete in a contest hosted by a true crime podcast to find the Cloudkiss Killer’s remains. Ages 13 and up.

Seven Percent of Ro Devereux by Ellen O’Clover (Jan. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325503-6). Ro creates an app that can predict a person’s future with 93% accuracy and is shocked at who it reveals as her soulmate. Ages 13 and up.

Dark Room Etiquette by Robin Roe (Oct. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305173-7). Sixteen-year-old Sayers Wayte is kidnapped by a man who is convinced that Sayers is his long-lost son. Ages 14 and up.

Nothing Sung and Nothing Spoken by Nita Tyndall (Oct. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-308744-6) is a queer historical YA romance set in the Swing Youth movement of World War II Berlin. Ages 14 and up.

Then Everything Happens at Once by M-E Girard (Jan. 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-320668-7). Baylee is torn between her heart and her hormones as she navigates her feelings for her best friend Freddie and new friend, Alex. Ages 14 and up.


Lady Janies marches along with My Imaginary Mary by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows (Aug. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-293007-1), ages 13–17. And Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare grows with Frendo Lives (Aug. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-309691-2), ages 13 and up.


Just Like Grandma by Kim Rogers, illus. by Julie Flett (Jan. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304924-6). Becca discovers something surprising about Grandma as the two share their favorite activities. Ages 4–8.


Stories of Jesus for Little Ones by Judah and Chelsea Smith, illus. by Alexandra Ball (Dec. 6, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4002-3817-0) introduces little kids to Jesus’s life, miracles, and love. Ages up to 4.

My Favorite Lift-the-Flap Bible Stories (Nov. 1, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4002-3329-8) contains well-known stories and more than 45 flaps. Ages 2–6.

My Advent Nativity Press-Out-and-Play Book by Tama Fortner, illus. by Keith Allen (Sept. 13, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4002-3185-0). Readers engage and play with people, animals, and stable features that can be built into a three-dimensional scene. Ages 3–7.

Buster’s Trip to Victory Lane by Dale Earnhardt Jr., illus. by Ela Smietanka (Sept. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-3334-2). Buster, a rescued race car, navigates new challenges and learns to never give up. Ages 4–8.

Dream Big for Kids by Bob Goff and Lindsey Goff Viducich, illus. by Sian James (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-2089-2), shares the message that your dreams have a purpose. Ages 4–8.

Mama, Sing My Song: A Sweet Melody of God’s Love for Me by Amanda Seibert, illus. by Sally Garland (Sept. 20, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-3554-4), celebrates the love between parent and children and encourages kids to embrace God’s love for them. Ages 4–8.

Ocean’s World: An Island Tale of Discovery and Adventure by Carlos and Alexa Penavega, illus. by Kiersten Eagan (Oct. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-3498-1). Ocean and his little brother, Kingston, explore the beautiful island of Maui in search of a sunrise shell. Ages 4–8.

Jesus Listens: 365 Prayers for Kids by Sarah Young (Oct. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-3663-3) invites children to talk to God every day. Ages 8–12.

Prank Day by Kel Mitchell, illus. by Santy Gutierrez (Sept. 6, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-2922-2). Chase masterminds a series of epic April Fool’s Day pranks only to discover that they’ve all become real on April 2 and he has to set things right. Ages 8–12.

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Going Places: Victor Hugo Green and His Glorious Book by Tonya Bolden, illus. by Eric Velasquez (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296740-4), spotlights the Black postal worker from Harlem who created the Green Book, a guide to help African Americans stay safe while traveling during segregation. Ages 4–8.

Mary Engelbreit’s The Littlest Night Before Christmas by Mary Engelbreit (Sept. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296933-0). This twist on the classic poem stars a family of mice and a host of woodland animals in a magical wintery world. Ages 4–8.

Zuri Ray and the Backyard Bash by Tami Charles, illus. by Sharon Sordo (Sept. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291804-8). Zuri organizes the perfect backyard bash for her friends, but then things don’t go exactly according to plan. Ages 4–8.

Anne: An Adaptation of Anne of Green Gables (Sort Of) by Kathleen Gros (Oct. 25, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305765-4). If anyone can handle a new foster home, a new school, and a first-time crush all at once, it’s Anne Shirley. Ages 8–12.

The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz by Jeremy Dronfield (Jan. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-323617-2). When his father is ordered to the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp, Fritz, desperate not to lose his beloved father, insists he must go too. Ages 8–12.

Garlic and the Witch by Bree Paulsen (Sept. 6, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299511-7). Garlic is experiencing a change—finger by finger, she appears to be turning human. Ages 8–12.

Midnight at the Shelter by Nanci Turner Steveson (Nov. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267321-3). MahDi, a three-legged rescue dog, must risk everything to save his pack of shelter animal friends from an uncertain future. Ages 8–12.

Sardines by Sashi Kaufman (Oct. 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299561-2). After the older brother Lucas idolizes dies suddenly and his family breaks apart, Lucas finds solace in playing Sardines with the kids in his school’s aftercare progam. Ages 8–12.

Speak Up! by Rebecca Burgess (Sept. 13, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-06-308120-8). Twelve-year old Mia, who is autistic, wishes she could stand up to the bullies at school who have no idea she is a viral singing sensation on the internet. Ages 8–12.

What Happened to Rachel Riley? by Claire Swinarski (Jan. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321309-8). Anna tries to figure out why her eighth-grade classmate is suddenly a social pariah after being the most popular girl in school. Ages 8–12.

The Year the Maps Changed by Danielle Binks (Oct. 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321160-5). In 1999, a 12-year-old girl grapples with the meaning of home and family amid a refugee crisis that has divided her town. Ages 8–12.

Children of the Stone City by Beverley Naidoo (Oct. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-309696-7). Adam and his sister, Leila, are Nons—second-class citizens—living under the Permitted ruling class in a city where breaking a rule has grave consequences. Ages 10 and up.

Sparrows in the Wind by Gail Carson Levine (Oct. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-303907-0). Two princesses must team up to save Troy during the Trojan War. Ages 10 and up.

The First to Die at the End by Adam Silvera (Oct. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-324080-3). In this prequel to They Both Die at the End, two new strangers spend a life-changing day together after Death-Cast makes its first fateful calls. Ages 13 and up.

This Is Not a Personal Statement by Tracy Badua (Jan. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321775-1). After getting rejected from her dream college, Perla forges her own acceptance and commits to living a lie. Ages 13 and up.

Whiteout by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon (Nov. 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-308814-6). In this story from the authors of Blackout, during a once-in-a-century snowstorm in Atlanta, 12 teens band together to help a friend pull off the most epic apology of her life. Ages 13 and up.

Each Night Was Illuminated by Jodi Lynn Anderson (Sept. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239357-9). Years after they witnessed a deadly accident as children, Cassie and Elias reconnect when Elias moves back to town. Ages 14 and up.


Butterfly Child by Marc Majewski (Nov. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302155-6). A father encourages his son to stay true to himself when other children tease the boy for wearing bold orange wings and proudly declaring himself a butterfly child. Ages 4–8.

My Poet by Patricia MacLachlan, illus. by Jen Hill (Sept. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297114-2). In this tribute to Mary Oliver, a girl who wants to write joins a local poet to explore a town on Cape Cod. Ages 4–8.

What’s Sweeter by June Tate (Dec. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311413-5) focuses on the small things and everyday moments that slow the world down for us. Ages 4–8.

My Life Begins! by Patricia MacLachlan (Aug. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311601-6) explores how life begins for Jacob when his triplet sisters are born, and how siblings get to know each other as time, and love, evolve. Ages 8–11.

The Decomposition of Jack by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb (Oct. 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321226-8). Jack deals with his parents’ divorce while also searching for a mysterious cougar in the Tennessee hills. Ages 8–12.

Figure It Out, Henri Weldon by Tanita S. Davis (Jan. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-314357-9). When Henri “mainstreams” into public school in seventh grade, it turns out that her learning disability isn’t as big a challenge as balancing new friends, family, and joining the soccer team. Ages 8–12.

Gravebooks by J.A. White (Aug. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-308201-4). Natacha the witch traps Alex and his best friend in a nightmarish story graveyard, where the only way to escape is for Alex to write a scary story each night. Ages 8–12.

Lost Legends of Nothing by Alejandra Green (Jan. 17, $22.95, ISBN 978-0-06-283951-0). Nathan and his unlikely team of magical beings must save their home from the evil spirit who wants to take all the magic from Nothing. Ages 8–12.

The Mythics: Marina and the Kraken by Lauren Magaziner, illus. by Mirelle Ortega (Sept. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305888-0). Marina and four other girls discover that they are Mythics who must earn their Mythies—mythical beasts that serve as animal companions—in quests of courage. Ages 8–12.

Mysteries of Trash and Treasure: The Secret Letters by Margaret Peterson Haddix (Sept. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-283852-0). In this series starter set amid two families’ rival junk-removal companies, Colin and Nevaeh find vintage letters that lead to interlocking mysteries from the 1970s and ’80s. Ages 8–12.

Shot Clock by Caron Butler and Justin A. Reynolds (Sept. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306959-6) is the launch of a middle grade series about a boy trying to make his mark on an AAU basketball team coached by a former NBA star in his hometown. Ages 8–12.

This Appearing House by Ally Malinenko (Aug. 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-313657-1). Two classmates dare Jac and her friend Hazel to enter the House, which everyone thinks is haunted; but getting out will be the hard part. Ages 8–12.

How to Date a Superhero (and Not Die Trying) by Cristina Fernandez (Aug. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311430-2). Astrid must find a way to balance her busy sophomore year pre-med and the double life she leads as the girlfriend of a superhero. Ages 13 and up.

Play the Game by Charlene Allen (Jan. 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321279-4). VZ tries to keep his best friend’s legacy alive through a video game while getting swept up in a murder investigation that points to his other best friend as the prime suspect. Ages 13 and up.

Manifest by Brittany Cavallaro (Jan. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284029-5). Claire is determined to reclaim her life and hold onto power in the First American Kingdom as she navigates dangerous enemies and complex relationships. Ages 14 and up.

Nine Liars by Maureen Johnson (Dec. 27, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-303265-1). Stevie Bell, protagonist of the Truly Devious series, takes her detecting skills along on a study abroad session in London and becomes embroiled in a cold-case mystery from 1990s England. Ages 14 and up.

The Weight of Blood by Tiffany D. Jackson (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302914-9). This suspenseful YA novel follows a biracial teenager as her small-town Georgia high school hosts its first integrated prom. Ages 14 and up.


Oona takes center stage for Oona in the Arctic by Kelly Dipucchio, illus. by Raissa Figueroa (Jan. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-322232-8), ages 4–8.


A Library by Nikki Giovanni, illus. by Erin K. Robinson (Sept. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-38765-7), is an ode to the magic of a library as a place for knowledge, imagination, exploration, and escape. Ages 4–7.

The Antiracist Kid: A Book About Identity, Justice, and Activism by Tiffany Jewell, illus. by Nicole Miles (Oct. 4, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-358-62939-9), teaches younger children the words, language, and methods to recognize racism and injustice—and what to do when they encounter it at home, at school, and in the media.

Black Bird, Blue Road by Sofiya Pasternack (Sept. 20, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-57203-9). Ziva will do anything to save her twin brother Pesah from his illness—even facing the Angel of Death himself. Ages 8–12.

The Many Fortunes of Maya by Nicole D. Collier (Jan. 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-43464-1). For answers and a dose of good luck, 12-year-old Maya turns to her Wheel of Fortunes, a cardboard circle covered with the small slips of wisdom she’s collected from fortune cookies. Ages 8–12.

I Rise by Marie Arnold (Aug. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-44904-1). Fourteen-year-old Ayo has to decide whether to take on her mother’s activist role when her mom is shot by police. Ages 12 and up.


An I Will! Book gains I Feel! A Book of Emotions by Juana Medina (Oct. 11, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-358-62124-9), ages up to 4.

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Homebound by John David Ander-
son (Aug. 23, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298600-9). In this sci-fi adventure, Leo tries to save his father and discovers a dark plot that could destroy hundreds of worlds in the blink of an eye. Ages 8–12.


Dogs Who Work: The Canines We Cannot Live Without by Valeria Aloise, illus. by Margot Tissot (Jan. 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-3-907293-71-3), showcases all the real and important jobs dogs do, in this book of more than 50 breeds. Ages 8–9.

Citizen She! The Global Campaign for Women’s Voting Rights by Caroline Stevan, illus. by Elina Braslina (Nov. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-3-907293-72-0), tracks the global fight for women’s suffrage from the first pioneers in the 18th century to the heroines of today. Ages 11–14.

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Highlights Joke Books laughs along with Tongue Twisters! The Trickiest, Twistiest Joke Book Ever (Aug. 23, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64472-865-9) and Best Kids’ Hanukkah Jokes Ever! (Sept. 6, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64472-843-7), ages 6–9. And Highlights Books of Doing continues with The Highlights Book of How: Discover the Science Behind How the World Works (Oct. 4, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-64472-849-9) and The Highlights Book of Things to Do Indoors: Dream, Imagine, Observe, and Write Great Things (Oct. 25, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64472-943-4), ages 7 and up.

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I Feel Safe by David McPhail (Aug. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5072-5). A girl’s family helps her feel secure during a stormy night. Ages 3–6.

13 Stories About Ayana by Amy Schwartz (Sept. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4829-6). Thirteen illustrated vignettes capture the wonder and humor of everyday life of being a preschooler in the big city. Ages 4–8.

Dragon Noodle Party by Ying Chang Compestine, illus. by Paula Pang (Dec. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4950-7). Readers join the animals of the Chinese zodiac as they prepare long noodles for a party. Ages 4–8.

Rainbow Shopping by Qing Zhuang (Jan. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4977-4). In this tribute to Chinatown grocery stores, shopping for and preparing a meal helps a family connect. Ages 4–8.

Scoot: A Tiny New York Bird with a Great Big Idea by Fran Manushkin, illus. by Bruce Degen (Oct. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4254-6). A small sparrow named Scoot courageously journeys across the iconic New York City skyline to save a flock of traveling birds. Ages 4–8.

Voice from the Hollow by Will Hillenbrand (Jan. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3681-1). When a blizzard closes the library early, Hubert the mouse decides to take a shortcut home through the creepy Hollow. Ages 4–8.

We’re Not Weird: Structure and Function in the Animal Kingdom by Michael Garland (Jan. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5102-9) introduces some of nature’s most extraordinary looking creatures and how their unique traits help them thrive and survive in their environments. Ages 4–8.

Of Walden Pond by Lesa Cline-Ransome, illus. by Ashley Yazdani (Nov. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4858-6), tells the story of two men, Henry David Thoreau and Frederic Tudor, whose overlapping time spent on Walden Pond changed the course of their lives and of history. Ages 6–9.

The Carrefour Curse by Dianne K. Salerni (Jan. 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5267-5) delivers a mystery about a magical dynasty trapped in the ruins of a family’s once grand, now crumbling ancestral home. Ages 8–12.

Ode to a Nobody by Caroline Brooks DuBois (Nov. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5156-2). Thirteen-year-old Quinn struggles to find stability and rebuild her life in the aftermath of a devastating tornado. Ages 8–12.

The Science of Light: Things That Shine, Flash, and Glow by Margaret Peot (Dec. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4872-2) features paintings of lightning, fire, fireworks, and more, revealing various sources of light. Ages 8–12.

Goblin Market by Diane Zahler (Aug. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5081-7). Lizzie must save her sister Minka from the goblin prince in this fantasy-horror adventure. Ages 10–14.

Lamb by Lesa Cline-Ransome (Jan. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5015-2). An attempted interracial friendship between two teenaged girls goes tragically wrong in this historical novel set in the Jim Crow South. Ages 14 and up.


Big Jobs, Bold Women, spotlighting women as leaders in unusual roles, debuts with Firefighter Flo! by Andrea Zimmerman, illus. by Dan Yaccarino (Oct. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5157-9), ages 3–6. Joining I Like to Read are Am I a Frog? by Lizzy Rockwell (Aug. 30, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5078-7), Happy Again by Igor Plohl, illus. by Urska Stropnik Sonc (Dec. 6, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5376-4), Horse & Buggy on Ice by Ethan Long (Dec. 20, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4768-8), and Who Will Win? by Arihhonni David (Jan. 10, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4948-4), ages 4–8. New I Like to Read Comics titles are I Did It! by Michael Emberley (Sept. 27, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4651-3), I’m Ogre It by Jeffrey Ebbeler (Sept. 27, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5018-3), Let’s Go! by Emberley (Jan. 10, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4652-0), Mossy and Tweed: Crazy for Coconuts by Mirka Hokkanen (Jan. 10, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5234-7), and Owl and Penguin by Vikram Madan (Sept. 27, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5150-0), ages 4–8.

Noodleheads by Tedd Arnold et al. grows with Noodleheads Take It Easy (Sept. 27, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4758-9), ages 6–9. Chapter book series Twitch the Squirrel by Vivian Vande Velde, illus. by Steve Björkman, takes off with Squirrel on Stage (Oct. 25, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5215-6), ages 7–9. Frights from Feral, featuring the unsolved mysteries in a rural town, debuts with Welcome to Feral by Mark Fearing (Nov. 1, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4865-4), ages 8–12. Middle School Bites by Steven Banks, illus. by Mark Fearing, ramps up with Night of the Vam-Wolf-Zom (Aug. 30, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5217-0), ages 9–12. Star Striker by Mary Amato welcomes Touch and Go (Oct. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4912-5), ages 9–12. And The Bear House by Meaghan McIsaac continues with Scales and Stardust (Oct. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4661-2), ages 10–14.

Holiday House/Ferguson

A Few Bicycles More by Christina Uss (Oct. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5087-9). After her cross-country adventure, Bicycle reunites with her long-lost family and attempts a daring vehicular rescue, in this sequel to Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle. Ages 8–12.

Looking for True by Tricia Springstubb (Nov. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5099-2). Two unlikely friends bond over their shared compassion for a bereft dog and learn what it truly means to find a sense of belonging and identity. Ages 8–12.

Santiago! Santiago Ramón y Cajal—Artist, Scientist, Troublemaker by Jay Hosler (Sept. 20, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5036-7) is a graphic novel retelling of the true story of this polymath—a pioneer of modern neuroscience—and his early dreams of becoming an artist. Ages 8–12.

Fire on Headless Mountain by Iain Lawrence (Aug. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4654-4). Separated from his siblings in the midst of a forest fire, 11-year-old Virgil must find a way to survive in the wilderness using only his wits and the lessons his late mother taught him. Ages 9–12.

Holiday House/Porter

I Don’t Care by Julie Fogliano, illus. by Molly Idle and Juana Martinez-Neal (Oct. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4345-1). Two best friends celebrate the differences that set them apart and the similarities that bring them together. Ages 3–6.

A Friend for Ghost by Suzanne Kaufman (Aug. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4852-4). A lonely ghost meets a buoyant new companion—and learns that when you’re looking for a friend, a friend might just find you. Ages 4–7.

Moonlight by Stephen Savage (Aug. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5084-8). This bedtime book pays homage to the mysterious moon and the unique ways it reveals itself each night. Ages 4–7.

All the Beating Hearts by Julie Fogliano, illus by Catia Chien (Jan. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5216-3). The cyclical nature of day and night frames an exploration of the shared experiences that bring us all together. Ages 4–8.

A Flag for Juneteenth by Kim Taylor (Jan. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5224-8). Master quilter Taylor shares a story of the celebration of the first Juneteenth, from the perspective of a girl. Ages 4–8.

Polar Bear by Candace Fleming, illus. by Eric Rohmann (Nov. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4916-3), takes a closer look at the life and habitat of the polar bear. Ages 4–8.

The Sun Is Late and So Is the Farmer by Philip C. Stead, illus. by Erin E. Stead (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4428-1). When they realize the sun is late, three farm animals set out on a quest to bring the sunrise. Ages 4–8.

The Universe in You: A Microscopic Journey by Jason Chin (Oct. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5070-1) explores the world of the very small, from the tiniest mammals to the subatomic particles that make up every human body. Ages 8–12.


My Little Pony: Generations by Casey Gilly, illus. by Michela Cacciatore (Aug. 16, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68405-794-8), collects the five-issue My Little Pony: Generations comic book series. Ages 9–12.

Sonic the Hedgehog: Imposter Syndrome by Ian Flynn, illus. by Thomas Rothlisberger and by Aaron Hammerstrom (Oct. 11, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68405-900-3) brings together the first four issues of the comic mini-series. Ages 9–12.


Sonic the Hedgehog stars in Trial by Fire by Evan Stanley (Sept. 13, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68405-930-0), ages 9–12.



Tales from the Chinese Zodiac by Oliver Chin, illus. by Justin Roth, delivers The Year of the Rabbit (Sept. 6, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-59702-159-3), ages 4–8. And Awesome Asian Americans builds with More Awesome Asian Americans: 20 Citizens Who Energized America by Phil Amara and Oliver Chin, illus. by Juan Calle (Sept. 6, $17.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-59702-158-6), ages 14 and up.

Inhabit Media

The Three Hunters by Raymond Gianfrancesco, illus. by Thamires Paredes (Nov. 1, $11.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77227-428-8). Three brothers get caught in a blizzard but manage to stay safe through hard work in this story co-written by the fourth grade class of Leo Ussak School. Ages 3–6.

The Ugly Place by Laura Deal, illus. by Emma Pedersen (Sept. 6, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-432-5). A child learns that the “ugly” place on the Arctic shoreline they always go whenever they feel sad or angry can turn into a place of beauty when they close their eyes and listen to the sounds of nature. Ages 3–6.

Akpa’s Journey by Mia Pelletier, illus. by Kagan McLeod (Oct. 4, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-429-5). Akpa, a thick-billed murre, emerges from his egg and learns that he must embark on a long migration in the water before he is able to fly. Ages 6–8.

Inuunira: My Story of Survival by Brian Koonoo, illus. by Ben Shannon (Oct. 18, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-430-1). After his snowmobile breaks down and his camping supplies run out, Brian must survive in Canada’s Arctic for seven days while walking to safety.


Inhabit Junior adds Counting Arctic Animals by Coco Apunnguaq Lynge (Sept. 20, $12.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-77227-447-9, ages up to 3. And Una Huna greets Una Huna? Ukpik Learns to Sew by Susan Aglukark, illus. by Amiel Sandland and Rebecca Brook (Sept. 13, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-433-2), ages 6–8.


How to Heal a Gryphon by Meg Cannistra (Oct. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-335-42687-1). In this series launch, Giada wants to heal magical creatures instead of joining the family business. Ages 8–12.

Bone Weaver by Aden Polydoros (Sept. 20, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-335-91582-5). A girl raised by the benevolent undead in a world full of monsters inspired by Slavic folklore must help a dethroned czar and a fiery magic-wielder usurp the forces of evil. Ages 13 and up.

If You Could See the Sun by Ann Liang (Oct. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-91584-9). Chinese American Alice monetizes her strange new invisibility powers by discovering and selling her wealthy classmates’ most scandalous secrets. Ages 13 and up.

The Last One to Fall by Gabriella Lepore (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-91586-3). Savana witnesses a horrifying murder and tries to figure out which one of five teen suspects committed the act. Ages 13 and up.

The Poison Season by Mara Rutherford (Dec. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-335-91580-1). Leelo betrays her community by saving an outsider from drowning in the dangerous waters surrounding their island. Ages 13 and up.

Salt and Sugar by Rebecca Carvalho (Nov. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-45433-1). The grandchildren of two rival Brazilian bakers fall in love despite their families’ feud. Ages 13 and up.

Seoulmates by Susan Lee (Sept. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-91578-8). A Korean American teen reconnects with her childhood best friend who is now a K-drama star in Seoul. Ages 13 and up.

Silver in the Mist by Emily Victoria (Nov. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-40670-5). An asexual spy must infiltrate a neighboring country’s royal court to steal the magic her nation desperately needs. Ages 13 and up.

A Tale of Two Princes by Eric Geron (Jan. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-42592-8). Recently reconnected long-lost twins from a fictional Canadian monarchy overcome high school drama, crushes, and coronations as they explore their queer identities in the public eye. Ages 13 and up.

Unseelie by Ivelisse Housman (Jan. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-42859-2). An autistic changeling learns to wield her powers and build new friendships as she and her sister join an adventurous heist in the land of the faeries. Ages 13 and up.


Inkyard’s as-yet-untitled series featuring Brothers Grimm retellings debuts with The Gingerbread Witch by Alexandra Overy (Sept. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-335-42686-4), ages 8–12. Supernatural Society issues Curse of the Werewolves by Rex Ogle (Sept. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-335-91583-2), ages 8–12. The Keeper of Night duology ends with The Empress of Time by Kylie Lee Baker (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-91585-6), ages 13 and up. And These Feathered Flames by Alexandra Overy concludes with This Cursed Crown (Dec. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-335-41868-5), ages 13 and up.

Insight Editions/Mandala

You Are the Universe: Ram Dass Maps the Journey (Be Here Now: YA Graphic Novel Meditation for Teens) by Amy Buetens and Julie Weinstein (Nov. 15, $22.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64722-837-8) introduces readers to spirituality through the teachings of spiritual leader Dass. Ages 12 and up.

Insight Editions/ Weldon OweN


Magnificent Book Of expands with The Magnificent Book of Dangerous Animals by Tom Jackson, illus. by Val Walerczuk (Sept. 20, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68188-869-9), and The Magnificent Book of Treasures: Ancient Rome by Stella Caldwell, illus. by Eugenia Nobati (Aug. 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68188-744-9), ages 8–12.

Insight Kids

Charmed: The Illustrated Story-
by Paul Ruditis, illus. by Ria Maria Lee (Sept. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-64722-684-8) revisits the TV series Charmed via a new story starring the three magical sisters in their younger days. Ages 6 and up.


Playpop picks up Scrabble: First Words (Oct. 11, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-64722-518-6), ages 1–5. New to Highchair U is First 100 Words from the ’60s by Sara Miller, illus. by Heather Burns (Aug. 16, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64722-597-1), ages 2–4.

Insight/Earth Aware


Mind Mappers continues with Are We Running Out of Water? by Isabel Thomas, illus. by El Primo Ramón (Oct. 25, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-64722-586-5), ages 8–10.

Iron Circus

Hex Americana by Bree Wolf (Nov. 8, $15 paper, ISBN 978-1-63899-109-0). Ken idolizes (and is in love with) a ghost racer and they join forces to compete in the ultimate monster derby grand prix. Ages 13 and up.

The Sea in You by Jessi Sheron (Nov. 29, $15 paper, ISBN 978-1-63899-111-3) is a contemporary retelling of “The Little Mermaid” for teens, featuring two lesbian protagonists. Ages 13 and up.

Islamic Foundation

The Rise of Islam: History of Islam by Arshad Gamiet (Dec. 6, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-86037-816-7) focuses on the life of the Prophet Muhammad, how he established Islam in seventh-century Arabia, and what lessons we can still learn from him today. Ages 7–11.



Hector Fox and Friends presents Hector Fox and the Daring Flight by Astrid Sheckels (Oct. 11, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-952143-41-0), ages 4–8.


All Will Be Well: Learning to Trust God’s Love by Lacy Finn Borgo, illus. by Rebecca Evans (Oct. 4, $18, ISBN 978-1-5140-0248-3). This story of a dying grandmother’s love for her granddaughter incorporates the lessons of Julian of Norwich: because of God’s great love for us, all will be well. Ages 4–8.


When the Storks Came Homeby Isabella Tree, illus. by Alexandra Finkeldey (Sept. 6, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7279-8), is a fictionalized retelling of the successful reintroduction of the white stork, a U.K. native bird that has been brought back from extinction. Ages 4–7.

Happy Stories for Nature Lovers by Dawn Casey, illus. by Domenique Serfontein (Oct. 4, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7929-2), presents a collection of narrative nonfiction tales of endangered animals and nature being brought back from the brink. Ages 5–8.


Mendel’s Hanukkah Mess Up by Chana and Larry Stiefel, illus. by Daphna Awadish (Oct. 22, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-7350-8757-3). Mendel drives the Mitzvah Mobile all over New York City, spreading the joy of Hanukkah. Ages 4–8.

The Very Best Sukkah: A Story from Uganda by Shoshana Nambi, illus. by Moran Yogev (Sept. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-7350-8758-0). In the Abayudaya Jewish community of Uganda, Shoshi and her brothers celebrate the Jewish holiday of Sukkot by working together to create the very best sukkah. Ages 4–8.

Kane Miller

Feed the Animals! by Bernd Penners, illus. by Henning Löhlein (Aug. 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-310-3), includes five food pieces for readers to drop into the slot and fill the hungry animals’ empty tummies. Ages 2–4.

My Beautiful Voice by Joseph
Coelho, illus. by Allison Colpoys (Aug. 1,
$12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-469-8). A shy child finds their voice with the encouragement of an inspirational teacher. Ages 3–6.

The Smile by Marie Voigt (Aug. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-413-1)
follows one smile’s journey to discover all the joy it brings. Ages 3–6.

This Boy Can Be Anything (Aug. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-455-1) and This Girl Can Do Anything (Aug. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-454-4) by Stephanie Stansbie, illus. by Hazel Quintanilla. A confident boy and girl share all the things they can be and do, respectively. Ages 3–6.

Who Are You? by Smriti Halls, illus. by Ali Pye (Aug. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-470-4), asks readers to examine and discuss what makes each of us unique. Ages 3–6.

Splash by Claire Cashmore, illus. by Sharon Davey (Aug. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-404-9). This sports story is based on U.K. Paralympic gold medalist Claire Cashmore’s childhood experience of conquering a fear of water to become a champion swimmer. Ages 3–7.

When You Joined Our Family by Harriet Evans, illus. by Nia Tudor (Aug. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-475-9), explores the adoption experiences of a diverse group of children and families. Ages 3–7.

Everything Under the Sun by Molly Oldfield (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-443-8). Experts in a variety of fields answer 366 questions submitted by children, with illustrations by a dozen artists. Ages 4–7.

Find Your Happy by Emily Coxhead (Aug. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-449-0). Sloth shares the ways he makes himself feel better when he’s mad, sad, or scared. Ages 4–8.

Martha Maps It Out by Leigh Hodgkinson (Aug. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-412-4). Map-loving Martha guides readers, page-by-page, to Earth, her community, her home, her bedroom, and beyond. Ages 4–8.

One More Try by Naomi Jones, illus. by James Jones (Aug. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-456-8). Circle wants to build a tower like the squares do, but he gets frustrated when he keeps rolling off. Ages 4–8.

Otters vs. Badgers by Anya Glazer (Aug. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-411-7). When otter Francie wanders into badger lands in search of new ingredients for her baking, she unwittingly sets off a new chapter in the ongoing otter-badger feud. Ages 4–8.

The Upside Down Detective Agency by Ellie Hattie, illus. by Brendan Kearney (Aug. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-414-8), invites readers to help sleuthing sloths Stanley and Stella discover who’s stolen the diamond warp drive from Lady Velocity Speed’s car before her big race. Ages 4–8.

Star Switch by Alesha Dixon (Aug. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-359-2). In a chance meeting, the world’s biggest pop star and her #1 fan swap bodies. Ages 10–13.


Mirror, Mirror builds with Baby Dragons (Aug. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-391-2) by Lisa Edwards, illus. by Clare Baggaley, Baby Unicorns (Aug. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-392-9) by Edwards, illus. by Baggaley, and Happy Faces by Edwards, illus. by Denise Holmes (Aug. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-393-6), ages 1–3. Busy Day by Dan Green marches on with Athlete (Aug. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-447-6), Chef (Aug. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-445-2), Firefighter (Aug. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-448-3), and Vet (Aug. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-446-9), ages 1–4.

Animal Magic adds In the Ocean by Neil Clark (Aug. 1, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-351-6), ages 2–4. The Funny Farm by Rachael Saunders revs up with Tractor Tractor (Aug. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-395-0) and Cluck Cluck Duck (Aug. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-394-3), ages 2–4. New to Peep-Through Stories by Carly Gledhill are Bat Can’t Sleep (Aug. 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-401-8) and Frog Goes on Vacation by Carly Gledhill (Aug. 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-400-1), ages 2–4.

Lifesize grows with Lifesize Baby Animals by Sophy Henn (Aug. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-403-2), ages 3–6. The Wrong Fairy Tale by Tracey Turner, illus. by Summer Macon, offers Cinderella and the Seven Dwarfs (Aug. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-379-0) and Red Riding Hood and the Three Billy Goats Gruff (Aug. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-311-0), ages 3–6. Joining Hey Jack! by Sally Rippin, illus. by Stephanie Spartels, are The Lost Reindeer (Aug. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-309-7), The Other Teacher (Aug. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-307-3), and The Party Invite (Aug. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-308-0), ages 4–7.

Scurvy Dogs by Kevin Frank sails on with Scurvy Dogs vs. Moby Catfish (Aug. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-356-1), ages 7–10. Marie Curious, Girl Genius by Chris Edison, featuring a heroine with science smarts, debuts with Rescues a Rock Star (Aug. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-353-0), Saves the World (Aug. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-352-3), and Undercover Gamer (Aug. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-402-5), ages 8–11. Kensy and Max are back on the case in Freefall (Aug. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-425-4), Full Speed (Aug. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-426-1), and Take Down (Aug. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-427-8) by Jacqueline Harvey, ages 8–12. And Dark Unicorns by Alice Hemming takes wing with The Darkest Unicorn (Aug. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-361-5), ages 11–14.

Titles in Spanish

Rojo rojo rojo (Red Red Red) by Polly Dunbar (Aug. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-462-9), ages 2–4. Donde vive la felicidad (Where Happiness Lives) by Barry Timms, illus. by Greg Abbott (Aug. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-460-5), and ¿Puedo unirme a tu club? (Can I Join Your Club?) by John Kelly, illus. by Steph Laberis (Aug. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-458-2). ages 4–8.

Series in Spanish

Polly y Buster (Polly and Buster) by Sally Rippin rolls along with El misterio de las piedras mágicas (Aug. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-464-3) and La brujita rebelde y el monstruo sentimental (Aug. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-463-6), ages 7–10. And Hogar de héroes (Henry’s Hero Hunt) by Petra James, illus. by A. Yi, delivers Henrie es un héroe (Aug. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-467-4) and Henry el héroe desdichado (Aug. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-466-7), ages 8–12.

Bilingual Series

Find and Speak/Encontrar y hablar by Sam Hutchinson, illus. by Vicky Barker welcomes Animals/Los animales (Aug. 1, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-386-8) and At Home/Las palabras de casa (Aug. 1, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-388-2), ages 2–4.


Hanukkah Nights by Amalia Hoffman (Oct. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72842-883-3). One by one, in various art styles, eight bright colors light up the dark Hanukkah nights. Ages 1–4.

Help-a-Lot Shabbat by Nancy Cote (Sept. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72843-899-3). Two siblings help their family get ready for Shabbat. Ages 1–4.

Deborah’s Tree by Jane Yolen, illus. by Cosei Kawa (Nov. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-72843-895-5), retells the story of Deborah, the only female judge in the Bible. Ages 4–8.

Professor Buber and His Cats by Susan Tarcov, illus. by Fotini Tikkou (Sept. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-72843-897-9), introduces the teachings of Jewish philosopher Martin Buber. Ages 4–8.

Shoham’s Bangle by Sarah Sassoon, illus. by Noa Kelner (Nov. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-72843-896-2), is based on the true story of a Jewish family that escapes Iraq and moves to Israel. Ages 4–8.

The Stars Will Be My Nightlight: A Sukkot Story by Jen Halpern, illus. by Chiara Fedele (Aug. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-72843-898-6). A mother and a son bond over the celebration of sukkot as they sleep in their sukkah and listen to the world around them. Ages 4–8.

Tizzy the Dizzy Dreidel by Allison Marks and Wayne Marks, illus. by Francesca Assirelli (Oct. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-72843-222-9), focuses on a dreidel who is unable to spin because it makes her dizzy. Ages 4–9.

Hanukkah in Little Havana by Julie Anna Blank, illus. by Carlos Vélez Aguilera (Oct. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-72844-284-6). Anna and her family celebrate Hanukkah with some added Cuban flair when they travel to Florida to visit her grandparents in their vibrant Cuban neighborhood. Ages 8–12.

My Name Is Hamburger by Jacqueline Jules (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-72842-948-9). This novel in verse follows a girl’s emerging sense of self and growing understanding of her German-Jewish heritage. Ages 8–12.

The Prince of Steel Pier by Stacy Nockowitz (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-72843-033-1). In a tale inspired by real events, a teen falls in with the mob and learns a lesson about what kind of person he wants to be with the support of his close-knit Jewish family. Ages 8–13.


Pinky Bloom returns in Pinky Bloom and the Case of the Silent Shofar by Judy Press, illus. by Erica-Jane Waters (Aug. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-72843-894-8), ages 8–12.

Karadi Tales

Paati’s Rasam by Janaki Sabesh and Dhwani Sabesh, illus. by Pallavi Jain and Vaijayanti (Oct. 25, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-93-91790-10-3). Malli stays close to her late grandmother by learning to make her delicious traditional Rasam (soup). Ages 6–9.


Something’s reveals Something’s Hiding by Pooja Sagar, illus. by Divya George (Oct. 25, $16.99, ISBN 978-93-91790-09-7), ages 3–5.



The Ables continues with Orbits by Jeremy Scott (Nov. 8, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68442-345-3), ages 12 and up.

Kids Can

And I Think About You by Rosanne L. Kurstedt, illus. by Ya-Ling Huang (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0459-0). A mother bear who is at work all day never stops thinking about her child. Ages 3–6.

Beware the Burmese Pythons: And Other Invasive Animal Species by Etta Kaner, illus. by Phil Nicholls (Oct. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0446-0), introduces invasive animal species and explores how they got into new ecosystems and the damage they’ve caused. Ages 3–7.

The Bird Feeder by Andrew Larsen, illus. by Dorothy Leung (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0483-5). A child spends time with a beloved grandmother during her final days at home and in a hospice. Ages 3–7.

I Am Not a Tin Can! by Barroux (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0554-2). A robot and a boy consider who—or what—makes a good friend. Ages 3–7.

The Most Magnificent Idea by Ashley Spires (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0504-7). In a sequel to The Most Magnificent Thing, the girl who makes things all the time faces a new challenge: creator’s block. Ages 3–7.

Only the Trees Know by Jane Whittingham, illus. by Cinyee Chiu (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0492-7). Impatient Little Rabbit tries to get the all-knowing trees to tell him when spring begins, not noticing all the signs of the season around him. Ages 3–7.

A Person Can Be... by Kerri Kokias, illus. by Carey Sookocheff (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0487-3), uses children’s everyday experiences to explore how humans can embody seemingly contradictory characteristics. Ages 3–7.

Anne and Her Tower of Giraffes: The Adventurous Life of the First Giraffologist by Karlin Gray, illus. by Aparna Varma (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0495-8), profiles Dr. Anne Innis Dagg, a pioneering female scientist who was the world’s first giraffologist. Ages 4–8.

Hiders Seekers Finders Keepers: How Animals Adapt in Winter by Jessica Kulekjian, illus. by Salini Perera (Oct. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0485-9), explores the many ways animals face the challenges of this season. Ages 4–8.

We Are Many by Dave Cameron, illus. by Suharu Ogawa (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0466-8), follows what happens when adults take over a children’s neighborhood kickball-style game and ruin everything. Ages 4–8.

Where We Live: Mapping Neighborhoods of Kids Around the Globe by Margriet Ruurs, illus. by Wenjia Tang (Oct. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0137-7), takes readers to 16 children’s neighborhoods around the world. Ages 7–10.

Fly by Alison Hughes (Oct. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0583-2) focuses on a 14-year-old boy with cerebral palsy who has a witty, sometimes sarcastic, inner voice, and who imagines himself as a noble knight within a medieval setting. Ages 10–14.


Elinor Wonders Why, based on the TV show about an inquisitive rabbit, launches with Forest Giants (Sept. 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0620-4) and Hiding in Plain Sight (Sept. 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0619-8) by Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson, ages 3–6. Izzy makes the scene in Izzy’s Tail of Trouble by Caroline Adderson, illus. by Kelly Collier (Sept. 6, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-733-0), ages 6–9. Rover and Speck by Jonathan Roth, featuring adventures of two space rovers, debuts with This Planet Rocks! (Oct. 4, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0566-5), ages 7–10. Ecosystem Guardians expands with Whales to the Rescue: How Whales Help Engineer the Planet by Adrienne Mason, illus. by Kim Smith (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0537-5), ages 8–12. And joining Gross Science is Poopy Science: Getting to the Bottom of What Comes Out Your Bottom by Edward Kay, illus. by Mike Shiell (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0413-2), ages 8–12.


My Very First Christmas by Jacob Vium-Olesen and Gal Weizman (Sept. 13, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8254-4779-2) is a crinkle cloth book sharing the story of baby Jesus. Ages up to 2.

Away in a Manger by Jean Claude (Sept. 13, 15.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8254-4766-2) brings this classic carol to life in picture book format. Ages 3–6.


Speak Up Sami by Shabana Hussain, illus. by Mariam Aldacher (Oct. 11, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-86037-887-7). Things look up for shy, lonely Sami when a new boy joins his class at school. Ages 3–6.

Prophet Muhammad: Where the Story Begins by Farhana Islam, illus. by Eman Salem (Oct. 4, $12.95, ISBN 978-0-86037-877-8), presents Prophet Muhammad’s childhood and introduces the key adults who guided his early life. Ages 5–8.

Letters from a Prophet by Zimarina Sarwar, illus. by Jannah Haque (Nov. 1, $24.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-86037-818-1). Interactive elements like letters, flaps, and fold-out maps help tell the story of how the last prophet spread the message of Islam to early Muslims. Ages 7–11.


My First Book About greets My First Book About Salah by Sara Khan, illus. by Ali Lodge (Jan. 24, $10.95 board book, ISBN 978-0-86037-852-5), ages 2–5.


Maybe You Might by Imogen Foxell, illus. by Anna Cunha (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-913747-86-2). When a girl plants a seed, she starts a chain reaction that changes the future of her community. Ages 4–7.

Superjoe Does Not Say Sorry by Michael Catchpool, illus. by Emma Proctor (Sept. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-913747-96-1). Superjoe learns the value of saying you’re sorry, no matter how busy you are being a superhero. Ages 4–7.

Starlet Rivals by Puneet Bhandal (Sept. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-913747-90-9). This first book in the Bollywood Academy series follows 12-year-old Bela as she prepares for a once-in-a-lifetime dance audition on an Indian reality TV show. Ages 9–12.

Mwikali and the Forbidden Mask by Shiko Nguru (Oct. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-913747-93-0). Mwikali discovers she is descended from an ancient bloodline of Kenyan warriors and must learn to harness her powers to defeat an evil threat in this launch for the Intasimi Warriors series. Ages 9–12.

Laurence King

A Book of Monkeys (and Other Primates) by Katie Viggers (Oct. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5102-3014-9) reveals the social lives, behaviors, food habits, and more of monkeys and other primates around the world. Ages 5–7.

The Fairy Atlas: Fairy Folk of the World by Anna Claybourne, illus. by Asiain Lora Miren (Oct. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-913947-28-6), includes myths and legends about fairies from various cultures. Ages 6–10.


Little Guides to Great Lives welcomes Marie Curie by Isabel Thomas, illus. by Anke Weckmann (Aug. 30, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5102-3030-9), ages 5–8; and Charles Darwin by Dan Green, illus. by Rachel Katstaller (Aug. 30, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5102-3029-3), ages 7–11.

Lee & Low

How We Can Live by Laleña Garcia, illus. by Caryn Davidson (Oct. 18, $20.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-496-9), introduces children to the guiding principles of the Black Lives Matter movement in child-friendly language. Ages 4–10.

Bonnie’s Rocket by Emeline Lee, illus. by Alina Chau (Sept. 27, $20.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-069-5). Bonnie’s father is an engineer for the Apollo 11 space mission; while Baba is away working, Bonnie designs, builds, and tests her own model rocket with the support of Baba’s encouraging letters. Ages 5–9.

Stacey Abrams: Lift Every Voice by Sarah Warren, illus. by Monica Mikai (Sept. 6, $20.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-497-6), depicts this politician, voting-rights advocate, and author’s life from her girlhood to the present and also portrays the ordinary people of the diverse America that she fights for. Ages 5–10.

Copycat: Nature-Inspired Design Around the World by Christy Hale (Sept. 20, $20.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-230-9) brings the concept of biomimicry to life and shows how designs in nature inspire solutions to real-world problems. Ages 6–10.

Marvelous Mabel: Figure Skating Superstar by Crystal Hubbard, illus. by Alleanna Harris (Oct. 18, $20.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-956-0), introduces Mabel Fairbanks, the skating superstar who became the first Black athlete inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame. Ages 6–10.

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Bilingual Titles

Still Dreaming/Seguimos soñando by Claudia Guadalupe Martínez, illus. by Magdalena Mora, trans. by Luis Humberto Crosthwaite (Oct. 11, $20.95, ISBN 978-0-89239-434-0), describes the era of Mexican Repatriation, when nearly two million people in the U.S. were forcibly removed and sent to live in Mexico between 1930 and 1940. Ages 6–9.

The Turquoise Room/El cuarto turquesa by Monica Brown, illus. by Adriana M. Garcia (Sept. 27, $20.95, ISBN 978-0-89239-435-7). Brown journeys into the lives of generations of creative women in her family. Ages 6–10.

Lee & Low/Tu

Fight Back by A.M. Dassu (Oct. 11, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-588-1). Thirteen-year-old Aaliyah feels alone after putting on a hijab for the first time, but finds friends and allies through organizing a protest at her school. Ages 10–14.


Let’s Talk About It! A Sesame Street Guide to Resolving Conflict by Marie-Therese Miller (Sept. 6, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72846-370-4). Friends from Sesame Street offer ways to deal with conflict and to work out differences of opinion. Ages 4–8.


Big Bear and Little Fish by Sandra Nickel, illus. by Il Sung Na (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-72841-717-2). At the carnival, Bear wants the biggest Teddy bear of all; but instead she gets a very small fish—and an unexpected new friend. Ages 4–8.

Be a Bridge by Irene Latham and Charles Waters, illus. by Nabila Adani (Aug. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-72842-338-8), describes various ways that students can take action to foster inclusivity, respect, and connection. Ages 4–9.

Where We Come From by John Coy et al., illus. by Dion MDB (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-9612-2). Four authors explore where they each come from—literally and metaphorically. Ages 5–10.

Hear Me by Kerry O’Malley Cerra (Sept. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-72842-074-5). After being diagnosed with progressive hearing loss, Rayne resists her parents’ efforts to “fix” her and rethinks her own assumptions about what her condition means. Ages 10–14.

A Long Way from Home by Laura Schaefer (Oct. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-72841-670-0). When anxious Abby meets two boys from the future who need her help, she decides to escape the depressing present by traveling to their time with them. Ages 10–14.

The Lady and the Octopus: How Jeanne Villepreux-Power Invented Aquariums and Revolutionized Marine Biology by Danna Staaf (Oct. 4, $27.99, ISBN 978-1-72841-577-2) follows Villepreux-Power’s journey from her childhood in a small French village to her life as a naturalist in 19th-century Messina, Sicily, where she conducted groundbreaking research and invented aquariums. Ages 10 and up.


Dino-Holidays swells with Dino-Valentine’s Day by Lisa Wheeler, illus. by Barry Gott (Nov. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-0319-0), ages 5–9.

Lerner/Carolrhoda Lab

Funeral Girl by Emma K. Ohland (Sept. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-72845-800-7). When 16-year-old Georgia revives the spirit of a recently deceased classmate at her family’s funeral home, she’s forced to sort out her complex feelings about grief and mortality. Ages 13 and up.

Torch by Lyn Miller-Lachmann (Nov. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-72841-568-0). Three teens struggle to carve out futures for themselves under a totalitarian regime in 1969 Czechoslovakia after their friend fatally sets himself on fire to protest the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. Ages 13 and up.

Lerner/Graphic Universe

Timothy Dinoman Saves the Cat by Steve Thueson (Oct. 4, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72846-309-4) kicks off a series about a boy on the trail of a satellite stolen by suspected supervillains. Ages 9–14.

Notes from a Sickbed by Tessa Brunton (Nov. 1, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72846-293-6). Brunton recalls the eight years of her life she was unwell and largely housebound with chronic fatigue syndrome. Ages 14 and up.

Unretouchable by Sofia Szamosi (Sept. 6, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72846-292-9). Olive spends the summer before college interning with a fashion-industry imaging specialist—and pondering the impact of image retouching software used behind the scenes. Ages 14 and up.


Felix and Calcite are back in Never Make a Giant Mad by Artur Laperlaa (Oct. 4, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72846-291-2), ages 5–9. And The Wolf in Underpants by Wilfrid Lupano, illus. by Mayana Itoïz and Paul Cauuet, rolls out The Wolf in Underpants Breaks Free (Nov. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72846-296-7), ages 7–11.


Ice Cycle: Poems About the Life of Ice by Maria Gianferrari, illus. by Jieting Chen (Oct. 4, $20.99, ISBN 978-1-72843-660-9). Brief poems and ethereal illustrations introduce readers to the many different types of ice on land and at sea. Ages 5–9.

Not Done Yet: Shirley Chisholm’s Fight for Change by Tameka Fryer Brown, illus. by Nina Crews (Nov. 1, $20.99, ISBN 978-1-72842-008-0). Free-verse poetry chronicles Chisholm’s fight for fairness and change on her journey to becoming the first Black woman ever elected to Congress—and,
in 1972, the first woman to run for
president. Ages 5–10.

Yuck, You Suck! Poems About Animals That Sip, Slurp, Suck by Jane Yolen, illus. by Heidi E.Y. Stemple, illus. by Eugenia Nobati (Oct. 4, $20.99, ISBN 978-1-72841-566-6). This poetry collection showcases 16 animals, including mosquitoes and jellyfish. Ages 7–11.


Teen Innovators: Nine Young People Engineering a Better World with Creative Inventions by Fred Estes (Sept. 6, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72841-721-9). These profiles celebrate the determination and ingenuity of young inventors. Ages 10–15.

Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer, adapted by Monique Gray Smith, illus. by Nicole Neidhardt (Nov. 1, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72845-899-1). Botanist Kimmerer brings Indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge, and the lessons of plant life to a new generation in this young readers edition of her bestselling book. Ages 12 and up.

I Could Not Do Otherwise: The Remarkable Life of Dr. Mary Edwards Walker by Sara Latta (Oct. 4, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72841-392-1) spotlights rebellious Walker—a Civil War surgeon, a spy captured by the Confederacy, an advocate for women’s rights and social justice, and the only woman to ever receive the Medal of Honor, the U.S. government’s highest military honor. Ages 13 and up.

Levine Querido

Dadaji’s Paintbrush by Rashmi Sirdeshpande, illus. by Ruchi Mhasane (Aug. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-172-2). A boy in India overcomes the loss of his grandfather and learns to find joy again in painting, an activity they once shared. Ages 4–8.

The Little Toymaker by Cat Min (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-180-7) follows a boy who makes toys for elderly folks in his community, helping them embark on a journey of memory and newfound joy. Ages 4–8.

Mr. Coats by Sieb Posthuma, trans. by David Colmer (Aug. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-184-5), tells the story of a man who can’t seem to get warm and his search for community. Ages 4–8.

Nine Color Deer by Kailin Duan, trans. by Jeremy Tiang (Sept. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-178-4), is adapted from a traditional Buddhist tale about a legendary deer whose fur has nine colors who saves a man from drowning. Ages 4–8.

Something Great by Jeanette Bradley (Sept. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-171-5). Quinn invents a new toy that takes them on a journey of self-exploration and friendship. Ages 4–8.

Phalaina by Alice Brie’re-Haquet, trans. by Emma Ramadan (Sept. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-182-1). This speculative thriller follows a young orphan in 19th-century London with red eyes as she pieces together the mystery of her origins and untangles the origins of humanity along the way. Ages 10–14.

What the Jaguar Told Her by Alexandra V. Méndez (Oct. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-175-3). Eighth grader Jade is struggling to fit in at her new school in Atlanta when an elderly storyteller appears to her as a jaguar and tells her ancestral stories of her Mexican heritage. Ages 10–14.

Creature by Shaun Tan (Oct. 4, $35, ISBN 978-1-64614-200-2) serves up a collection of essays that draws upon Tan’s 25 years as a picture-book and comics creator, painter, and filmmaker to give advice to writers and artists young and old. Ages 12 and up.

Man Made Monsters by Andrea Rogers, illus. by Jeff Edwards (Oct. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-179-1), features Cherokee horror stories packed with classic monsters like werewolves and vampires as well as American monsters of empire, violence, and dispossession. Ages 12 and up.

My Good Man by Eric Gansworth (Nov. 1, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-183-8). Brian, a young man growing up on the Tuscarora reservation, combs through the story of his life in order to find healing for himself and others in the wake of a family tragedy. Ages 12 and up.

When the Angels Left the Old Country by Sacha Lamb (Oct. 18, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-176-0) focuses on Uriel the angel and Little Ash the demon on a journey to track down a young emigrant from their shtetl who has gone missing in America. Ages 12 and up.


Kingdoms and Empires gains Oscar from Elsewhere by Jaclyn Moriarty (Nov. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-202-6), ages 10–14.

Lil’ Libros

My First Space Words in English and Spanish by Zaida Hernandez, illus. by Jayri Gómez (Aug. 30, $13.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-948066-40-2), presents a first glossary of words relating to space in English and Spanish. Ages up to 5.

The No Boy/El niño que dice no by Ellia Ana Hill (Sept. 27, $13.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-948066-39-6). A boy who responds to every question with a resounding “No! No! No!” demonstrates that it is okay to say no sometimes. Ages up to 5.

Where is?/¿Dónde está? Mi ofrenda by Mariana Galvez (Aug. 30, $13.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-948066-37-2) teaches the special significance everyday items play during Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead). Ages up to 5.

My Mind Is a Mountain/Mi mente es una montaña by Cindy Montenegro, illus. by Nqobile Adigun (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-948066-18-1). A boy goes on an imaginative nature walk through his feelings and realizes that he can handle the mountain of emotions if he just sets his mind to it. Ages 4–8.

J Is for Janucá by Melanie Romero, illus. by Cassie Gonzales (Sept. 20, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-948066-42-6), introduces the Spanish alphabet and the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, or Janucá, and how illuminated candles remind us of miracles. Ages 4–10.


Dr. Ochoa’s Stellar World, spotlighting STEM concepts, begins with We Are All Scientists/Todos somos científicos by Ellen Ochoa, illus. by Citlali Reyes (Aug. 30, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-948066-28-0), ages up to 5. The Life of/La vida de ramps up with The Life of/La vida de La Pola (Sept. 27, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-948066-34-1) by Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein, illus. by Citlali Reyes, and The Life of/La vida de Llort by Cynthia Gonzalez, illus. by Reyes (Sept. 27, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-948066-25-9), ages up to 5. And Vámonos by Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein, illus. by Ana Godinez, adds Los Angeles (Oct. 18, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-948066-15-0) and New York City (Oct. 18, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-948066-16-7), ages 2–5.

Little Bee

This Little Voter, illus. by Carol Herring and Ann Bonnie (Aug. 23, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4998-1324-1), gives an Election Day-themed twist the classic nursery rhyme “This Little Piggy.” Ages 2–5.

Hello, Tree by Alastair Heim, illus. by Alisa Coburn (Sept. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1258-9). A thieving, Christmas-loving fox causes holiday chaos all around town, until Santa catches him. Ages 3–8.

Battle of the Books by Melanie Ellsworth, illus. by James Rey Sanchez (Aug. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1272-5). In Josh’s bedroom, each of his books battle over who will be chosen for story time. Ages 4–8.

Fridge-Opolis by Melissa Coffey, illus. by Josh Cleland (Sept. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1254-1). The city of Fridge-opolis is full of mold and gloom, so Mayor Mayonnaise calls on Doctor Baking Soda to help save his city from rancid ruin. Ages 4–8.

Grumpy New Year by Katrina Moore, illus. by Xindi Yan (Dec. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1282-4). When Daisy travels to China to see her Yeh-Yeh, the jetlag makes her tired and grumpy. Ages 4–8.

The Iheards by Emily Kilgore, illus. by Zoe Persico (Sept. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1268-8). Mason struggles to not blurt out things the Iheards whisper in his ear in this tale about gossip. Ages 4–8.

Our World of Dumplings by Francie Dekker, illus. by Sarah Jung (Sept. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1234-3), showcases the many different types of dumplings and how food brings people and cultures together. Ages 4–8.


It’s Your Year, Baby, featuring Chinese zodiac signs, launches with It’s Your Year, Baby Rabbit, illus. by Ariel Hsu (Nov. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4998-1342-5), ages up to 3.

Little Bee/Yellow Jacket

Ghosts Come Rising by Adam Perry (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1354-8). When orphans Liza and John go to live with their uncle in a Spiritualist commune, they learn they are in a Thin Place, where the veil between the world of the dead and the world of the living is breaking. Ages 8–12.

Little, Brown

Farmhouse by Sophie Blackall (Sept. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-52894-8). Based on an actual farmhouse where Blackall salvaged artifacts, this book depicts the daily life of the family who lived there. Ages 4–8.

The First Notes: The Story of Do, Re, Mi by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton, illus. by Chiara Fedele (Nov. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-26590-4), introduces readers to a young Italian monk named Guido who created the musical scale using the words Do-Re-Mi-Fa-Sol-La-Ti-Do as a way to write and teach music. Ages 4–8.

How to Send a Hug by Hayley Rocco, illus. by John Rocco (Nov. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-30692-8). Artie shows how she sends hugs to her grandmother using the magic of handwritten letters. Ages 4–8.

I Love My Family! by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley, illus. by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow (Dec. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-46169-6). When Keyana’s plan for a perfect family movie night goes awry, she must rely on a heping hand from those she loves most. Ages 4–8.

If You Laugh, I’m Starting This Book Over by Chris Harris, illus. by Serge Bloch (Sept. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-42488-2). This interactive book dares readers to not laugh despite its jokes and narrative twists. Ages 4–8.

My Diwali Light by Raakhee Mirchandani, illus. by Supriya Kelkar (Sept. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-33933-9). Devi and her family celebrate Diwali traditions together. Ages 4–8.

Star Trek: Trek the Halls by Robb Pearlman, illus. by Luke Flowers (Oct. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-36118-7). The characters of Star Trek celebrate the holiday season with their respective crews. Ages 4–8.

The Truth About Mrs. Claus by Meena Harris, illus. by Keisha Morris (Oct. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-23227-2). When Amalia goes to Santa for advice, she learns that it’s really Mrs. Claus who knows how to solve her problem. Ages 4–8.

Witch Hazel by Molly Idle (Oct. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-54113-8). As the seasons pass, Hazel’s broom whisks the dust off many years of joyful memories, and young Hilda watches them come to life. Ages 4–8.

The Worst Teddy Ever by Marcelo Verdad (Oct. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-33045-9). Noa is mad at his teddy bear for always being too sleepy to play, but doesn’t realize that Teddy has been busy protecting him from unwelcome nighttime visitors. Ages 4–8.

Heart Finds by Jaime Berry (Nov. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-39047-7). Eleven-year-old Mabel tries to save her ailing grandfather by swiping and selling a heart find, one of the items secured during one of their “extreme treasure hunts.” Ages 8–12.

The Last Hope in Hopetown by Maria Tureaud (Oct. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-36845-2). When the normal, law-abiding vampires in her town begin to go rogue, 12-year-old human Sophie does whatever it takes to save her adoptive vampire mothers. Ages 8–12.

Learning to Fall by Sally Engelfried (Sept. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-36797-4). Daphne faces her fear of falling when she joins her father and a new friend at a weekly skateboard session. Ages 8–12.

New Dragon City by Mari Mancusi (Oct. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-37668-6). Three years after a dragon apocalypse, Noah comes out from hiding underground to see if humans and dragons can live in harmony. Ages 8–12.

Omega Morales and the Legend of La Lechuza by Laekan Zea Kemp (Sept. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-30416-0). Omega must learn to trust her ancestral powers when she comes face-to-face with this Mexican legend. Ages 8–12.

Outside Nowhere by Adam Borba (Oct. 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-54264-7). When teenage delinquent Parker is sent halfway across the country to work on a farm and learn how to behave, stange things start to happen. Ages 8–12.

Spirit Week by Ira Marcks (Oct. 25, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-316-27806-5). Suzy thinks she’s going to the Underlook Hotel to tutor the resident horror writer’s son, but instead finds herself investigating a local curse. Ages 8–12.

Wolfish by Christiane M. Andrews (Nov. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49606-3). After a frightening encounter with a wolf, 12-year-old Rae realizes there is much more to her past—and her future—than she could have imagined. Ages 8–12.

Muhammad Najem, War Reporter: How One Boy Put the Spotlight on Syria by Muhammad Najem and Nora Neus (Sept. 27, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7595-5690-4). In this graphic memoir, Najem shares how, at age 15, he began reporting on the Syrian conflict using his phone’s camera and posting on social media. Ages 8–14.

Terry’s Crew by Terry Crews and Cory Thomas (Nov. 8, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-316-49998-9). Actor-author-athlete Crews digs into his childhood in Detroit to tell a story of fitting in and finding your place. Ages 9–12.

The Door of No Return by Kwame Alexander (Sept. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-44186-5). An 11-year-old boy’s world turns upside down when a sudden death occurs during a wrestling contest between two Ghanian villages. Ages 10 and up.

As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow by Zoulfa Katouh (Sept. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-35137-9) follows Salama, who volunteers at a hospital in Homs helping the flood of wounded people from the Syrian Revolution, while she tries to find a way to leave her beloved country before her sister-in-law gives birth. Ages 14 and up.

The Killing Code by Ellie Marney (Sept. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-33958-2). As World War II rages in Europe and on the Pacific front, Kit is recruited to help the war effort as a codebreaker at a secret U.S. Signal Intelligence facility where she gets drawn into the hunt for a serial killer. Ages 14 and up.

Numb to This: Memoir of a Mass Shooting by Kindra Neely (Oct. 11, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-316-46209-9). As a survivor of a mass shooting at her Oregon college campus, Kindra rediscovers hope through sharing her story. Ages 14 and up.


One Good Night ramps up with One Good Night ’Til Christmas by Frank J. Berrios, illus. by Eduardo Marticorena (Oct. 11, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-316-11944-3), ages up to 3. Dragonboy takes center stage in Dragonboy and the Wonderful Night by Fabio Napoleoni (Sept. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-46218-1), ages 4–8. Joining Amira & Hamza by Samira Ahmed is The Quest for the Ring of Power (Sept. 20, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-31861-7), ages 8–12. Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend issues Silverborn: The Mystery of Morrigan Crow (Oct. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-34839-3), ages 8–12. Daughter of Sparta greets Blood of Troy by Claire Andrews (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-36674-8), ages 13–17. And new to Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco is Kingdom of the Feared (Sept. 27, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-316-34188-2), ages 14–17.

Little, Brown/Ottaviano

Good Dream Dragon by Jacky Davis, illus. by Courtney Dawson (Oct. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-34945-1). When a child is afraid to go to sleep, they call on the Good Dream Dragon to help guide them through the magical world of Dreamland. Ages 4–8.

Legendary Creatures: Mythical Beasts and Spirits from Around the World by Adam Auerbach (Sept. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-33187-6) introduces readers to mythological
creatures. Ages 4–8.

Wake Me Up in 20 Coconuts! by Laurie Keller (Sept. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-31196-0). The know-it-all in apartment 2C is asked a question he doesn’t understand and must learn how to say, “I don’t know.” Ages 4–8.

The World’s Loneliest Elephant: Based on the True Story of Kaavan and His Rescue by Ralph Fletcher, illus. by Naoko Stoop (Oct. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-36459-1). When the story of a greif-stricken elephant goes viral, Dr. Amir Khahil relies on publicity and fundraising efforts to move him from a Pakistani zoo to a wildlife sanctuary in Cambodia. Ages 4–8.

Starring Steven Spielberg: The Making of a Young Filmmaker by Gene Barretta, illus. by Craig Orback (Oct. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-33898-1). This biography captures the ways that director and producer Spielberg’s memories influenced his career. Ages 5–9.

Odd Occurrences: Chilling Stories of Horror by Andrew Nance, illus. by Jana Heidersdorf (Sept. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-33433-4). Podcast host Zeus calls upon listeners to share their supernatural experiences, hoping that their stories will produce a clue to help him find a missing friend. Ages 8–12.

Sisterhood of Sleuths by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman, illus. by Vesper Stamper (Sept. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-33107-4). When a box full of vintage Nancy Drew books gets left at her mother’s thrift store, Maizy is surprised to find an old photo of her grandmother and two other women tucked beneath the collection. Ages 9–14.

Little, Brown/Patterson

The Girl in the Castle by James Patterson and Emily Raymond (Sept. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-41172-1). Hannah is admitted to the Belman Psych Ward and told she’s suffering from delusions about returning to the past and saving her sister; Jordan, an abnormal psych student, may be the answer she’s looking for. Ages 9–17.


Middle School by James Patterson picks up Winter Blunderland (Nov. 7, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-316-50020-3), ages 8–12.

Little, Brown/Poppy

I Miss You, I Hate This by Sara Saedi (Oct. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-62982-9). Two best friends are separated when a pandemic forces the world into lockdown, and they fear that both their senior year and their friendship are in jeopardy. Ages 14 and up.

Little Hare

Kit and Caboodle by Anna Pignataro (Aug. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-76050-633-9). A young witch tries to help a bat with a broken wing and they become friends. Ages 3–5.

The Little Coven by Penny Harrison, illus. by Vivian Mineker (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-76050-812-8). Three girls who are different in many ways are united by the special bond of friendship. Ages 3–5.

Little Island

ABC Ireland! by Aoife Dooley (Sept. 6, $11.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-912417-87-2) features uniquely Irish images. Ages 1–4.

Evie’s Christmas Wishes by Siobhán Parkinson, illus. by Shannon Bergin (Oct. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-912417-79-7). As Evie eagerly awaits Christmas, her wishes for the season come true in unexpected ways. Ages 4–7.

The Philosophy Resistance Squad by Robert Grant (Sept. 6, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-912417-30-8). A group of students use the power of critical thinking to take on their wicked headmaster. Ages 9–12.

Wildlord by Philip Womack (Oct. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-915071-22-4). Sixteen-year-old Tom is invited into a world of dark mystery, magic, and love as he must choose where his loyalty lies. Ages 12–15.

Things I Know by Helena Close (Sept. 6, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-915071-03-3). A teen girl copes with mental illness and an identity crisis after the suicide of her ex-boyfriend changes her world forever. Ages 14 and up.

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