Random House

A Pirate Christmas!, illus. by Francesco Legramandi (Sept. 6, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-56393-9) stars the pirates from Nickelodeon’s preschool animated series Santiago of the Seas. Ages up to 3.

Lucky Wheels! by Andrew Guastaferro, illus. by Sean Calico (Sept. 6, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-56500-1). The Batmobile comes to life as a superhero named BAM in the new animated TV series DC Batman Batwheels and this tie-in book. Ages 3–7.

Spirit Rangers (Oct. 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-57024-1) ties in to Netflix’s fantasy-adventure preschool series following Native American sibling trio Kodiak, Summer, and Eddy Skycedar, who have a shared secret—they’re Spirit Rangers. Ages 3–7.


Minecraft Stonesword Saga expands with To Bee, or Not to Bee by Nick Eliopulos, illus. by Alan Batson and Chris Hill (Jan. 3, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-56288-8), ages 6–9. The Big Adventures of Babymouse graphic novel series by Jennifer L. Holm, illus. by Matthew Holm, begins with The Big Adventures of Babymouse: Once Upon a Messy Whisker (Sept. 27, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-593-43090-3), ages 7–10. Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne, illus. by Sal Murdocca, offers Memories and Life Lessons from the Magic Tree House (Sept. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-48454-8), ages 7 and up. The Fifth Hero by Bill Doyle, an interactive series about climate super-heroes, launches with The Race to Erase (Jan. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-48637-5), ages 8–12. The kickoff to Futureland by H.D. Hunter, illus. by Khadijah Khatib, featuring a flying theme park, is Battle for the Park (Nov. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-47942-1), ages 8–12. And Save Noah! (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-37537-2) is the inaugural title in the Superworld series by Yarrow and Carrie Cheney, following a normal kid living in a world of super-
heroes, ages 8–12.

Random House Graphic

Lemon Bird Can Help! by Paulina Ganucheau (Aug. 23, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12267-9). When Lemon Bird and her new best friend, Pupkin, get lost on the way home, they ask for help from those they meet along the way. Ages 4–8.

My Aunt Is a Monster by Reimena Yee (Sept. 13, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-984894-18-2). Safia, who is blind, is sent to live with a mysterious aunt, Lady Whimsy, who takes her on the journey of a lifetime. Ages 8–12.

Other Ever Afters: New Queer Fairy Tales by Melanie Gillman (Sept. 20, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-30318-4) is a feminist, queer fairy-tale collection in graphic novel format. Ages 12 and up.


Sweet Valley Twins by Francine Pascal, adapted by Nicole Andelfinger, illus. by Claudia Aguirre, continues with Best Friends (Nov. 1, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-37646-1), ages 8–12. Witches of Brooklyn by Sophie Escabasse welcomes S’More Magic (Sept. 6, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-11933-4), ages 8–12.

Random House Studio

Blue Bison Needs a Haircut by Scott Rothman, illus. by Pete Oswald (Oct. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-42816-0). Blue Bison tries his best to be patient. Ages 4–8.

This Story Is Not About a Kitten by Randall de Sève, illus. by Carson Ellis (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-37453-5). A group of neighbors works together to find a home for a lost and scared kitten. Ages 4–8.

The Flamingo: A Graphic Novel Chapter Book by Guojing (Sept. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12731-5). When a girl finds an exquisite flamingo feather in her grandmother’s living room, her vacation turns into something fantastical. Ages 5–8.

Maybe an Artist, a Graphic Memoir by Liz Montague (Oct. 4, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30781-6) introduces one of the first Black female cartoonists to be published in the New Yorker, at age 22, how she navigated life in her predominantly white New Jersey town, overcame severe dyslexia through art, and found the confidence to pursue her passion. Ages 12 and up.


Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang, illus. by Max Lang, grows with Grumpy Monkey Valentine Gross-Out (Nov. 29, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-593-48692-4), ages 4–8.

RANDOM/Bright Matter

How Humans Took Over the World by Yuval Noah Harari, illus. by Ricard Zaplana Ruiz (Oct. 18, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-593-64346-4), kicks off the Unstoppable Us series, examining the early history of humankind. Ages 10–up.


Black-Eyed Peas and Hoghead Cheese: A Story of Food, Family, and Freedom by Glenda Armand, illus. by Steffi Walthall (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-48614-6). A girl helping her grandmother prepare a holiday meal learns about the origins of soul food in this celebration of African American
cuisine and identity. Ages 4–8.

Standing in the Need of Prayer: A Modern Retelling of the Classic Spiritual by Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Frank Morrison (Sept. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30634-5). The classic lyrics of this spiritual have been reworked to chronicle the milestones, struggles, tragedies, and triumphs of African American history. Ages 6–9.

A Different Kind of Normal: My Real-Life Completely True Story About Being Unique by Abigail Balfe (Oct. 4, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-593-56645-9). Balfe recounts her journey growing up autistic and the challenges of navigating the “normal” world around her. Ages 8–12.

Show Us Who You Are by Elle McNicoll (Oct. 25, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-56299-4). A neurodiverse girl is shown a new technology that gives her another chance to talk to the best friend she lost, but discovers that the corporation behind the science hides dark secrets that only she can expose. Ages 8–12.

Sun Keep Rising by Kristen R. Lee (Jan. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30919-3). When increased rent puts a teen mother and her family at risk of losing their home, she resorts to a dangerous game to keep them afloat. Ages 14 and up.


The Area 51 Files by Julie Buxbaum, illus. by Lavanya Naidu (Sept. 13, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-42946-4). This series opener follows Sky, an orphan who goes to live with her enigmatic uncle in Area 51—which is full of aliens. Ages 8–12.

The Sum of Us: How Racism Hurts Everyone (young readers ed.) by Heather McGhee (Jan. 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-56262-8) is a call to action that examines how racism affects all of us and how we need to face it head on, together. Ages 10 and up.

Friends Like These by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez (Nov. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30967-4). An end-of-the-year party goes horribly wrong, and a girl goes missing, leaving everyone a suspect. Ages 12 and up.

Well, That Was Unexpected by Jesse Q. Sutanto (Sept. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-43397-3). A girl who’s whisked from L.A. to her mother’s native Indonesia to get back to her roots finds herself fake-dating the son of one of the wealthiest families there. Ages 12 and up.

Nubia: The Awakening by Omar Epps and Clarence A. Haynes (Nov. 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-42864-1). This series starter from actor and producer Epps tells the story of three teens, the children of refugees from a fallen African utopia, who must navigate their newfound powers in a climate-ravaged New York City. Ages 14 and up.


The Donkey’s Song: A Christmas Nativity Story by Jacki Kellum, illus. by Sydney Hanson (Sept. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-37505-1), offers a story of the Nativity, told by the gentle but determined donkey that carried Jesus’s parents to Bethlehem. Ages 3–7.

The Lights That Dance in the Night by Yuval Zommer (Nov. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-56313-7). The northern lights bring wonder and joy to all the creatures who bask in their mysterious glow. Ages 3–7.

Smart Sisters by Mechal Renee Roe (Dec. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-43318-8) features Black and Brown girls sporting fabulous natural hairstyles, accompanied by positive, encouraging affirmations. Ages 3–7.


American Ballet Theatre twirls into fall with The Night Before the Nutcracker by John Robert Allman, illus. by Julianna Swaney (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-18091-4), ages 3–7. And Hello, World! by Jill McDonald expands with Hello, World! Kids’ Guides: Exploring the Solar System (Aug. 2, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-48204-9), ages 4–8.



Big Golden Book adds Passover: A Celebration of Freedom by Bonnie Bader, illus. by Joanie Stone (Jan. 24, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-593-56388-5), ages 2–5. New Little Golden Book titles are Bob Ross: A Golden Book Biography by Maria Correa, illus. by Jeff Crowther (Jan. 3, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-593-56825-5); Lucille Ball: A Little Golden Book Biography by Wendy Loggia, illus. by Chin Ko (Sept. 13, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-593-48264-3); and Our Beautiful Colors by Nikki Shannon Smith, illus. by Bea Jackson (Dec. 6, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-593-43497-0), and ages 2–5.

Random/Joy Revolution

Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute by Talia Hibbert (Jan. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-48233-9) is a dual-POV YA rom-com debut about childhood best friends-turned-enemies who compete in an enrichment program that involves surviving the British wilderness—and each other. Ages 12 and up.


All Are Neighbors by Alexandra Penfold, illus. by Suzanne Kaufman (Aug. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-42998-3). When a new family moves in, the whole neighborhood comes together to celebrate their diverse community. Ages 4–8.

Give This Book Away! by Darren Farrell, illus. by Maya Tatsukawa (Oct. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-48051-9). This picture book introduces the act of giving—quite literally—in a concrete way for kids to understand. Ages 4–8.

Holler of the Fireflies by David Barclay Moore (Sept. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-0128-4). A boy from Brooklyn travels to a STEM camp in an Appalachian holler for one life-changing summer. Ages 8–12.

Ghostlight by Kenneth Oppel (Sept. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-48793-8). One kid’s summer job scaring tourists with ghost stories takes a terrifying turn when he accidentally summons the spirit of a dead girl. Ages 10 and up.

Berliners by Vesper Stamper (Sept. 20, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-593-42836-8). A rivalry develops between two brothers living on opposite sides of the Berlin Wall during its construction in the 1960s. Ages 12 and up.

Random/Labyrinth Road

Heroes of Havensong: Dragonboy by Megan Reyes (Jan. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-48237-7) begins a debut fantasy series that follows four children—a boy-turned-dragon, his reluctant dragon rider, a runaway witch, and a young soldier—bound together by the Fates themselves to save their world, and magic itself, from being destroyed. Ages 8–12.

Sir Callie and the Champions of Helston by Esme Symes-Smith (Nov. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-48577-4). A 12-year-old nonbinary hopeful knight battles for the heart of their kingdom in this series opener exploring identity and gender amid sword fights and magic. Ages 8–12.

The Epic Story of Every Living Thing by Deb Caletti (Sept. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-48550-7). When a teen travels to Hawaii to track down her sperm donor father, she discovers the truth about him, about the sunken shipwreck that’s become his obsession, and most of all about herself. Ages 14 and up.


We Are All We Have by Marina Budhos (Oct. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12020-0). When a teenager’s mother is taken by ICE, she goes on a road trip in search of answers. Ages 12 and up.

Random/Make Me a World

Mama’s Home by Shay Youngblood, illus. by Lo Harris (Oct. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-18022-8). An intergenerational community of women take care of a girl during the week her mother is away for work, showing that Mama’s home can be anywhere as long as there’s love. Ages 4–8.

Random/Rodale Kids


Books of Kindness blooms with 123s of Kindness by Patricia Hegarty, illus. by Summer Macon (Sept. 20, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-56588-9), ages up to 3.


A Bear Far from Home by Susan Fletcher, illus. by Rebecca Green (Sept. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-18189-8). This historical nonfiction picture book about a polar bear gifted to King Henry III and caged in the Tower of London shows the importance of respecting our natural world and its precious animals. Ages 4–8.

Me and the Boss: A Story About Mending and Love by Michelle Edwards, illus. by April Harrison (Oct. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-31067-0), introduces Lee, a boy who won’t give up until he learns how to sew, and Zora, his big sister who watches him try—and ultimately succeed. Ages 4–8.

The Mermaid Moon by Briony May Smith (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-984896-56-8). Two best friends—a human girl and a mermaid—share an adventure on the night of the Mermaid Moon: the one time each year when sea creatures can travel on land. Ages 4–8.

Tell the Truth, Pangolin by Melinda Beatty, illus. by Paola Escobar (Oct. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-18013-6). Pangolin, the queen’s trusty servant, accidentally breaks the royal swing and struggles to tell her what actually happened. Ages 4–8.

Yoshi, Sea Turtle Genius: A True Story About an Amazing Swimmer by Lynne Cox, illus. by Richard Jones (Jan. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-42568-8), follows a sea turtle named Yoshi on her remarkable journey, swimming 23,000 miles—farther than any animal in recorded history—to return to the beach where she first hatched, to lay her own eggs. Ages 4–8.


I Am the Cat in the Hat by Alastair Heim, illus. by Tom Brannon (Jan. 3, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-42687-6). The Cat in the Hat introduces himself, Thing One and Thing Two, and Little Cats A–Z in this book about the joy of having fun. Ages up to 3.


Dr. Seuss Sound Books adds Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham: With 12 Silly Sounds! by Dr. Seuss (Sept. 27, $18.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-43429-1), ages up to 3. Beginner Books builds with If I Were Saint Nick—By the Cat in the Hat: A Christmas Story by Alastair Heim, illus. by Tom Brannon (Sept. 6, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-43128-3), ages 3–7. New to Step into Reading is Cooking with the Birthday Bird by Glenda Armand, illus. by Jan Gerardi (Jan. 3, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-56914-6), ages 4–6. And Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library issues The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library Super-Dee-Dooper Book of Animal Facts by Courtney Carbone (Sept. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-525-58164-2), ages 8–12.


Flight 171 by Amy Christine Parker (Oct. 4, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-56303-8). A four-hour flight takes a nightmarish turn when a supernatural creature gives a group of high school seniors a sinister ultimatum: choose one among them to sacrifice before the end of the flight, or the plane will crash. Ages 12 and up.


Brown Baby Jesus by Dorena Williamson, illus. by Ronique Ellis (Sept. 6, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-23638-3), brings together the characters and stories leading to Jesus—showing how God included many races and nations in the story we celebrate each year. Ages 3–7.

Everyone Belongs by Heather Avis, illus. by Sarah Mensinga (Aug. 9, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-23267-5), encourages children to not only value all people but also to make room for their differences in order to create a more beautiful world. Ages 3–7.

God’s Beloved Community by Michelle T. Sanchez, illus. by Camila Carrossine (Nov. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-19388-4), aims to make the God-inspired dream of Martin Luther King Jr. accessible to all. Ages 3–7.

If I Were a Tiger by Caroline Coleman, illus. by Nadya Bonten-Slenders (Oct. 25, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-23554-6) A boy imagines himself as a tiger to overcome his fears—only to realize that he can trust in God. Ages 3–7.

Who God Wants Me to Be by Crystal Bowman, Michelle S. Lazurek, illus. by Sandra Eide (Sept. 20, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-23575-1), features a diverse cast of girls who dream of all the things they can be when they grow up and explore how they can serve God in all kinds of careers. Ages 3–7.

You Come from Greatness by Sara Chinakwe (Jan. 17, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-593-57828-5). As a Black boy’s father lays out the history of his son’s ancestry, the boy discovers the rich heritage of those who have gone before him and learns how he embodies that same greatness. Ages 3–7.

Color-Courageous Discipleship
student ed.) by Michelle T. Sanchez (Nov. 1, $14 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-19386-0) presents teens with a Christ-centered approach to antiracism that will empower them to be transformed as they transform their world. Ages 14 and up.

Rebel Girls


Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls revs up with Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers, ed. by Jess Harriton and Maithy Vu (Sept. 27, $35, ISBN 978-1-953424-34-1), ages 7–12.

Red Chair


Look! Books Math and Me debuts with Math at the Game by Joanne Mattern (Aug. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64371-134-8), ages 6–8. New Wildlife Rescue titles include Caution: Turtles and Frogs Ahead! by Mattern (Aug. 1, $25.32, ISBN 978-1-64371-189-8) and Safe Travels for Squirrels by Maxime Bonneau (Aug. 1, $25.32, ISBN 978-1-64371-188-1), ages 7–10. And Core Content Science: Earth’s Amazing Animals rolls out What’s So Scary About Bats? by Mattern (Aug. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64371-168-3), ages 8–10.

Red Comet

The Happiest Lion Cub by Oleksandr Shatokhin, trans. by Zenia Tompkins (Sept. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63655-038-1). A lion cub prince who has a passion for music struggles with his destiny to become king. Ages 3–6.

If You Believe in Me by Rosemary Wells (Sept. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63655-016-9). A young bear finds its way in the world with the love and support of family. Ages 3–6.

Little Hearts: Finding Hearts in Nature by Charles Ghigna, illus. by Jacqueline East (Nov. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63655-030-5). Animal friends discover the many little heart shapes that are found in nature. Ages 3–6.

My Hands by Néjib (Sept. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63655-042-8) explores the amazing things we can do with our hands and how we use them to express ourselves. Ages 3–6.

Albie on His Way by Jutta Bauer, trans. by Matthias Wieland (Oct. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63655-032-9). Albie demonstrates the importance of kindness and being true to oneself—even when he’s on an important errand for the king. Ages 5–9.


Really Bird Stories by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Travis Foster, issues I Really Want to Fly to the Moon! (Sept. 20, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-63655-034-3), ages 5–7. And best friends Gustav & Henri debut in Space Time Cake! by Andy Matthews, illus. by Peader Thomas (Sept. 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63655-036-7), ages 6–8.

Red Deer

Fox and Bear by Miriam Korner (Oct. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-88995-646-9). Fox and Bear live happily in the forest until Fox decides to make life more productive and efficient. Ages 5–8.

Smash by Adam Schafer, illus. by Noel Tuazon (Oct. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-88995-635-3). A child, frustrated by all the things they can’t do, finds satisfaction in smashing stuff, then realizes they can build things by putting together the broken pieces. Ages 5–8.

Anna Maria and Maestro Vivaldi by Jan L. Coates, illus. by Francois Thisdale (Oct. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-88995-645-2), imagines 18th-century composer Antonio Vivaldi guiding a young violinist toward her musical dreams. Ages 6–9.

Knight of the Rails by Christine Welldon (Oct. 30, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-88995-669-8). Thirteen-year-old Billy Knight leaves home to ride the rails across Canada during the 1930s. Ages 10–14.


One-2-One welcomes Behind the Label by Lorna Schultz Nicholson (Oct. 15, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-88995-647-6), ages 12–15.


Saturday AM Annual 2023: A Celebration of Original Diverse Manga-Inspired Short Stories from Around the World by Saturday AM (Dec. 6, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7603-7693-5) presents exclusive stories and art from some of the world’s most exciting young comics creators. Ages 10–14.


Apple Black by Odunze Oguguo presents Sunny Eyes (Nov. 8, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7603-7691-1), ages 10–14. Hammer by Jey Odin offers Fight for the Ocean Kingdom (Nov. 8, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7603-7692-8), ages 10–14. Massively Multiplayer World of Ghosts debuts with The King of Cheating by Oscar Fong with Frederick L. Jones (Sept. 6, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7603-7688-1), ages 10–14. And Yellow Stinger by Goeffrey Jean-Louis with Jones launches with Fake News Provocateurs (Oct. 4, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7603-7690-4), ages 10–14.

Rocky Nook

Extraordinary Women with Cameras: 35 Photographers Who Changed How We See the World by Darcy Reed, illus. by Vanessa Perez (Sept. 13, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-68198-879-5) profiles 35 groundbreaking female photographers. Ages 8–12.


The Animal Adventurer’s Guide: How to Prowl for an Owl, Make Snail Slime, and Catch a Frog Bare-Handed—50 Activities to Get Wild with Animals by Susie Spikol, illus. by Becca Hall (Sept. 13, $17.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-61180-953-4) delivers hands-on activities and adventures that bring readers closer to wild animals. Ages 5–9.

Running Press

Silent Night: A Christmas Song by illus. by Sara Gianassi (Oct. 11, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7624-7977-1) follows woodland creatures on a very snowy, silent night during the Christmas season. Ages up to 3.

The Blue Scarf by Mohamed Danawi, illus. by Ruaida Mannaa (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-7889-7), offers a refugee story about cultural identity, being true to oneself, and finding a new home. Ages 4–8.

Buddha and the Rose by Mallika Chopra, illus. by Neha Rawat (Sept. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-7876-7). This Indian myth about Buddha, a simple rose, and our connection to the natural world calls readers to be both mindful and present. Ages 4–8.

Crayola: Ellie’s Crayon Adventure by Sarah Glenn Marsh, illus. by Tiffany Rose (Sept. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-7505-6). Ellie and her class take a field trip to the Crayola Factory to learn how crayons are made and are greeted by rooms full of color bustling with activity. Ages 4–8.

Every Day’s a Holiday: Winnie’s Birthday Countdown by Stef Wade, illus. by Husna Aghniya (Jan. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-7818-7). Winnie counts down the days to her birthday while learning about all the other celebrations to be had throughout the year. Ages 4–8.

A History of Toilet Paper (and Other Potty Tools) by Sophia Gholz, illus. by Xiana Teimoy (Aug. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-7555-1), explores the interesting and sometimes shocking history of human potty practices. Ages 4–8.

Kind Like Marsha: Learning from LGBTQ+ Leaders by Sarah Prager, illus. by Cheryl Thuesday (Aug. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-7500-1), spotlights 14 LGBTQ changemakers and forward thinkers throughout history. Ages 4–8.

Peculiar Primates: Fun Facts About These Curious Creatures by Debra Kempf Shumaker, illus. by Claire Powell (Oct. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-7820-0), takes a close look at the behaviors of different primates. Ages 4–8.

Piney the Lonesome Pine: A Holiday Classic by Jane West Bakerink (Oct. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-8180-4). As the holiday approaches, Georgie is devastated to discover that the special tree she planted on her grandfather’s Christmas tree farm four years ago was accidentally removed from the farm. Ages 4–8.

Star Trek Discovery: The Girl Who Made the Stars by Brandon Schultz, adapted by Robb Pearlman (Aug. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-7902-3). Based on the popular Star Trek animated feature, this is the story of one girl who faced her fears to bring light to the world. Ages 4–8.

Battle of the Brains: The Science Behind Animal Minds by Jocelyn Rish, illus. by David Creighton-Pester (Nov. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-7994-8), examines the way animals use their brain power for survival in the wild and encourages readers to rank animals based on their intellectual prowess. Ages 5–10.

Astrology for Black Girls: A Beginner’s Guide for Black Girls Who Look to the Stars by Jordannah Elizabeth (Sept. 13, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-7857-6) provides an introduction to the wonders of self-discovery and empowerment through the Zodiac. Ages 8–12.

Practical Magic for Kids: Your Guide to Crystals, Horoscopes, Dreams, and More by Nicola Van de Car, illus. by Katie Vernon (Oct. 4, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-8130-9), shows kids how to interpret their horoscopes, read their friends’ palms, decode their dreams, and explore the magic in plants, tarot cards, and more. Ages 8–12.

We Are Here: 30 Inspiring Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Who Have Shaped the United States by Naomi Hirahara, illus. by Illianette Ferandez (Oct. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-7965-8). This anthology produced in partnership with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center celebrates 30 of the most influential Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in U.S. history. Ages 8–12.

Your Birthstone Book: Unearth the Secrets of Your Birthday Gem by Sarah Glenn Marsh, illus. by Hallye Webb (Dec. 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-7929-0), presents the history of gemstones from around the world through the corresponding birthstones that represent each month of the year. Ages 8–12.

Roll for Initiative by Jaime Formato (Sept. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-8106-4). After years of relying on the older brother who has practically raised her, Riley is forced to fend for her geeky self, and overcome her shyness and make a friend. Ages 8–13.

Dream On: A Kid’s Guide to Interpreting Dreams by Cerridwen Greenleaf, illus. by Khoa Le (Dec. 27, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-7926-9), primarily focuses on friendship, family, and school—and how dreams often reflect uncertainty in these areas of life. Ages 9–14.


The Junior Handbook serves up The Junior Tarot Reader’s Handbook: A Kid’s Guide to Reading Cards by Nikki Van De Car, illus. by Uta Krogmann (Oct. 4, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-7904-7), ages 8–12.


The Monster Ball by John Townsend, illus. by Diego Vaisberg (Aug. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-913971-92-2) collects 30 stories about the mysterious Graveside Manor and its ghastly inhabitants. Ages 5 and up.

Life-Sized Bones by Townsend (Oct. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-913971-96-0) is a guide to the structure of the body, featuring to-scale images of human and animal skeletons. Ages 7–9.

Snow by Townsend, illus. by Isobel Lundie (Oct. 4, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-913971-71-7) depicts a family playing together in the snow. Ages up to 4.


Toddler Academy by John Townsend, illus. by Carolyn Scrace grows with Being Kind (Sept. 6, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-913971-85-4) and No More Diapers (Sept. 6, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-913971-99-1), ages up to 4. A Very Peculiar History picks up Royal Ghosts by David Arscott (Nov. 1, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-913971-91-5), ages 7 and up. New Look & Learn titles are How a Factory Works (Nov. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-913337-25-4) and How an Airport Works (Nov. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-913337-24-7) by Roger Canavan, ages 8 and up. And All the Way Down by Alex Woolf, illus. by Isobel Lundie delivers Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Creatures (Aug. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-913971-75-5), ages 9 and up.

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Myths by Fiona Macdonald, illus. by Alida Massari greets Egyptian Myths: Volume One (Aug. 2, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-913971-34-2) and Egyptian Myths Volume Two (Aug. 2, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-913971-35-9), ages 7 and up.

Sasquatch/Little Bigfoot

Working Boats: An Inside Look at Ten Amazing Watercraft by Tom Crestodina (Nov. 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-63217-259-4) provides a glimpse, via cross-section illustrations, into the inner workings of 10 ships. Ages 7–10.

Library Girl: How Nancy Pearl Became America’s Most Celebrated Librarian by Karen Henry Clark, illus. by Sheryl Murray (Aug. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63217-318-8), tells the story of how Seattle librarian and author Pearl realized her passion for books and libraries from an early age. Ages 8–12.


Little Sumo by Sanae Ishida reveals Sumo Colors (Sept. 6, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-63217-344-7) and Sumo Shapes (Sept. 6, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-63217-311-9), ages up to 3. And Animal Families by Sarah Asper-Smith, illus. by Mitchell Watley, adds I Would Teach You to Fly (Nov. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63217-404-8), ages 3–7.


1, 2, 3, Poop! by Géraldine Collet, illus. by Éric Gasté (Sept. 28, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6459-4). In this counting tale, the animals discover how each of them poops. Ages 4–8.

A Bone for Bo: Painting with Georgia O’Keeffe by Joan Waites (Sept. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6482-2). When the artist loses her inspiration to paint, her dog Bo helps her discover beauty in unexpected forms. Ages 4–8.

Encyclopedia of My Imaginary Friends by Bimba Landmann (Sept. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6485-3) explores the many forms that a child’s imaginary friend can take. Ages 4–8.

Fetch, Cat. Fetch! by Charles Ghigna, illus. by Michelle Hazelwood Hyde (Sept. 28, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6460-0). A patient child tries to teach her lazy pet cat to play fetch, sit, shake, roll over, and other tricks that a dog would do. Ages 4–8.

Hedgehog and the Art Show by Özge Bahar Sunar, illus. by Ceyhun S¸en (Sept. 28, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6461-7). When Hedgehog hurts his fingers and needs to wear bandages, he worries that he can’t be part of the art show on the first day of school. Ages 4–8.


Curious Creatures by Katerina Gorelik ramps up with Where Do Animals Live? (Nov. 28, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7643-6515-7) and What Do Animals Eat? (Nov. 28, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7643-6514-0), ages 1–3. Gizmo Girl by Sol Regwan, illus. by Denise Muzzio, gains Geraldine and the Rainbow Machine (Aug. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6439-6), ages 4–8. The Grumbletroll by Aprilkind and Barbara Van Den Speulhof, illus. by Stephan Pricken, issues The Grumbletroll Merry Christmas (Aug. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6440-2), ages 4–8. Hare and Bear are back in The Tree in My Tuba by Jacqueline East, illus. by Rose Clayton (Sept. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6464-8), ages 4–8. Bitmax & Co by Jaume Copons, illus. by Liliana Fortuny, builds with Super Pig (Sept. 28, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6487-7), ages 5–8. And The 50 State by Yinan Wang adds The 50 State Unofficial Meteorites: A Guidebook for Aspiring Meteoriticists (Oct. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6508-9), ages 7–10.


Battlebots: The Official Guide by Mel Maxwell (Oct. 4, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-82202-1) offers facts, photos and info about the world of robo-battles as seen on the world’s #1 robot competition show. Ages 7–10.

Scholastic Book of World Records 2023 (Nov. 1, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-84512-9) updates another year of facts, trends, current events, and more. Ages 7–10.

Escape from East Berlin by Andy Marino (Sept. 6, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-83204-4). Inspired by real events, this historical thriller tells two stories of daring bids for freedom from the Eastern Bloc, set in 1961 and 1989 and relayed in alternating perspectives. Ages 8–12.

The Ghost of Drowned Meadow by Kelley Skovron (Sept. 20, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-75432-2). A ghostly mystery explores the little-known history of Nazi indoctrination camps in the U.S. Ages 8–12.

The Replacement by Lindsey Duga (Sept. 6, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-84666-9). In her new home in the country, Erin is possessed by a ghost yearning to be free. Ages 8–12.

Scholastic Year in Sports 2023 by James Buckley Jr. (Dec. 6, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-84751-2) delivers the year’s top sports stories. Ages 8–12.

The Tyrell Show: Season One by Miles Grose, illus. by Shaz Enrico Lym (Aug. 2, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-76721-6), begins an illustrated series from the point of view of a precocious 11-year-old African American boy who copes with daily stress by hosting an imaginary real-time podcast in his head. Ages 8–12.

Darkroom by K.R. Alexander (Sept. 20, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-80733-2). An app that allows you to see ghosts leads to horrifying sights. Ages 9–12.

Possess Me by K.R. Alexander (Nov. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-80739-4) tells the story of a spirit that comes back to life—by taking your body. Ages 9–12.

Speak for Me by K.R. Alexander (Oct. 4, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-80737-0). Naomi is petrified of the school talent show until a mysterious box with a ventriloquist’s dummy transforms her from a shy girl into a natural performer. Ages 9–12.

Game Over by M.C. Ross (Dec. 6, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-53811-3). A glitch in the system traps everyone inside virtual reality game HIVE and it’s up to Kara and her friends to beat HIVE at its own game. Ages 10–14.


Gabby’s Dollhouse issues 6 Hide-and-Seek Stories by Jesse Tyler (Nov. 1, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-83886-2), Happy Cat-O-Ween! by Gabhi Martins (Aug. 16, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-80444-7), and Purr-Fect Family Visit by Pamela Bobowicz (Sept. 20, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-83887-9), ages 3–5.

New Acorn titles are Princess Truly: I Am Mighty by Kelly Greenawalt, illus. by Amariah Rauscher (Oct. 4, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-81882-6), Racing Ace: Ride It! Patch It! by Larry Dane Brimner, illus. by Kaylani Juanita (Dec. 6, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-55382-6), ages 4–6; and Mermaid Days: The Sea Monster by Kyle Lukoff, illus. by Kat Uno (Sept. 6, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-79465-6), Mister Shivers: The Walk in the Dark and Other Scary Stories by Max Brallier, illus. by Letizia Rubegni (Dec. 6, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-82196-3), and Unicorn and Yeti: Stuck with You by Heather Ayris Burnell, illus. by Hazel Quintanilla (Dec. 6, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-82678-4) ages 5–7.

Scholastic Readers Level 1 picks up Bob Books Stories: I Can Ride! (Aug. 16, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-81418-7) and Bob Books Stories: My School Trip (Aug. 16, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-81415-6) by Lynn Maslen Kertell, illus. by Sue Hendra, ages 4–6. Dino Ranch delivers Home on the Ranch by Shannon Penney (Sept. 6, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-85054-3) and Pterodactyl Attack! by Meredith Rusu (Sept. 6, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-69223-5), ages 4–8. Doug the Pug returns in Doug the Pug and the Kindness Crew by Karen Yin, illus. by Lavanya Naidu (Oct. 4, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-78140-3), ages 4–8. Scholastic Readers Level 2 adds Karma’s World: Share the Spotlight! by Meredith Rusu (Oct. 4, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-86555-4), ages 4–8; and Pokémon: Mystery of the Missing Food (Sept. 6, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-84809-0), ages 7–10.

Joining Branches are Owl Diaries: Eva in the Band by Rebecca Elliott (Dec. 6, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74543-6), Press Start! Super Rabbit Boy World! by Thomas Flintham (Sept. 6, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-56905-6), Unicorn Diaries: The Missing Magic by Rebecca Elliott (Sept. 6, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74557-3), ages 5–7; and The Last Firehawk: The Underland by Katrina Charman, illus. by Judit Tondora (Nov. 1, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-83252-5), Pets Rule: The Poodle of Doom by Susan Tan, illus. by Wendy Tan Shiau Wei (Oct. 4, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-75636-4), and Diary of a Pug: Pug’s Road Trip by Kyla May (Oct. 4, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-71350-3), ages 6–8. Bad Food by Eric Luper, illus. by “The Doodle Boy” Joe Whale, offers Mission Impastable, ages 6–8.

Bobs and Tweets by Pepper Springfield, illus. by Kristy Caldwell, gains Bobs and Tweets #6 (Sept. 6, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-64532-3), ages 6–8. And Friends welcomes Holidays Are Better with Friends by Micol Ostow, illus. by Keiron Ward (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-84043-8), ages 6–8.

The Loud House adds No Bus, No Fuss by Shannon Penney (Sept. 6, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-84796-3), ages 6–9. Cutiecorns continues with Cutiecorns #5 by Penney, illus. by Addy River-Sonda (Sept. 20, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-84708-6), ages 7–10. Dragon Girls gains Rosie the Twilight Dragon by Maddy Mara (Aug. 16, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-84659-1), ages 7–10. The latest AFK titles are Game On! Level Up 2023 (Sept. 20, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-76731-5), ages 7–10; Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Security Breach Files by Scott Cawthon (Sept. 20, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-82732-3), ages 12–17; and Five Nights at Freddy’s Tales from the Pizzaplex: Happs by Cawthon, illus. by Elley Cooper and Andrea Waggener (Aug. 30, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-83169-6) and Five Nights at Freddy’s: Tales from the Pizzaplex: Somniphobia by Cawthon, illus. by Kelly Parra and Waggener (Nov. 1, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-83167-2), ages 13–17. Geronimo Stilton and the Kingdom of Fantasy by Geronimo Stilton ramps up with The Golden Key (Oct. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-84800-7), ages 7–10. Kitten Around by Reese Eschmann (Sept. 6, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-78400-8) joins Home for Meow, ages 7–10. The Underdogs by Tracey West, illus. by Kyla May, expands with Unhappy Campers (Aug. 2, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-82736-1), ages 7–10. The Dodo adopts Rosie’s Story by Bonnie Bader (Sept. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-84517-4), ages 8–12. Horse Country by Yamile Saied Méndez trots along with Where There’s Smoke (Sept. 20, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74950-2), ages 8–12. Marvel Avengers Assembly issues X-Change Students 101 by Preeti Chhibber, illus. by James Lancett (Sept. 6, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-84567-9), ages 8–12. Wish welcomes Hedge Over Heels by Elise McMullen-Ciotti (Nov. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-81046-2), ages 8–12. Hunt a Killer, based on the immersive murder mystery game, launches with Blood in the Water by Caleb Roehrig (Nov. 1, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-78403-9), ages 12 and up. Goosebumps gains Slappy, Beware! (special ed.) by R.L. Stine (Sept. 20, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-84707-9), ages 8–12. Also due are additions, in various formats, to the following series: Dragon Masters, Peppa Pig, and Pokémon.

Scholastic en Español

I Love My Beautiful Hair/Amo mi hermoso pelo by Elissa Wentt (Aug. 2, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-83074-3) is a celebration of family tradition and natural hair in English and Spanish. Ages 1–3.

El carnaval de mi bisabuela (Bisa’s Carnaval) by Joana Pastro, illus. by Carolina Coroa (Sept. 6, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-79819-7), ages 3–5.; Buenas noches, mariposa (Goodnight, Butterfly) by Ross Burach (Sept. 6, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-84914-1), La luna de los niños (The Children’s Moon) by Carmen Agra Deedy, illus. by Jim LaMarche (Aug. 2, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-83076-7), El puentecito azul (The Little Blue Bridge) by Brenda Maier, illus. by Sonia Sánchez (Sept. 6, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-84913-4), and Mi libro favorito en el mundo entero (My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World) by Malcolm Mitchell, illus. by Michael Robertson (Aug. 2, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-80211-5), ages 4–8; Los Casagrandes: el caso del pastel desaparecido (The Casagrandes: Case of the Missing Cake) by Daniel Mauleon (Aug. 2, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-83085-9), ages 7–10. Alérgica (Allergic) by Megan Wagner Lloyd, illus. by Michelle Mee Nutter (Aug. 2, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-83079-8) and Crecer siendo Cubano (Coming Up Cuban): Rising Past Castro’s Shadow by Sonia Manzano (Oct. 4, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-83086-6), ages 8–12.

Series in Spanish

Peppa Pig reveals ¡Súper Peppa! (Super Peppa!), illus. by Eone (Sept. 6, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338- 84920-2), ages 3–5. Lector de Scholastic, Nivel 2 (Scholastic Readers Level 2) adds Hombre mosca presenta: murciélagos (Fly Guy Presents: Bats) by Tedd Arnold (Sept. 6, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-84915-8), ages 5–7. Un libro de la serie branches (A Branches Book) picks up Diario de un nicornio (Unicorn Diaries): Iris el valiente (Bo the Brave) by Rebecca Elliott (Sept. 6, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-84916-5), ages 5–7. Banana Fox builds with Banana zorro y la sociedad superagria secreta (Banana Fox and the Secret Sour Society) by James Kochalka (Aug. 2, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-83083-5), ages 7–10. Los tipos malos (The Bad Guys) serves up Los Tipos malos en el gran lobo feroz (The Bad Guys in the Big Bad Wolf) by Aaron Blabey (Sept. 6, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-84918-9), ages 7–10. Hombre Perro (Dog Man) by Dav Pilkey wags along with El club de cómics de supergatito: perspectivas (Cat Kid Comic Club: Perspectives) (Sept. 6, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-79823-4), ages 7 and up. Sobreviví (I Survived) by Lauren Tarshis continues with Sobreviví la gran inundación de melaza, 1919 (I Survived the Great Molasses Flood, 1919) (Oct. 4, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-85937-9), ages 8–11. And joining Una novela de la serie Deseo (Wish) is Un deseo para una estrella (Wish Upon a Stray) by Yamile Saied Méndez (Oct. 4, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-84917-2), ages 8–12.

Scholastic Focus

Crash from Outer Space: Unraveling the Mystery of Flying Saucers, Alien Beings, and Roswell by Candace Fleming (Oct. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-338-82946-4) focuses on the mystery at Roswell, N.M., and the 1947 crash from outer space that set the U.S. on edge for decades. Ages 8–12.

Unlawful Orders: A Portrait of Dr. James B. Williams, Tuskegee Airman, Surgeon, and Activist by Barbara Binns (Oct. 18, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-338-75426-1) presents the story of one man in his struggle for racial equality in the field of battle and the field of medicine. Ages 8–12.

Scholastic Paperbacks


Dragon Girls by Maddy Mara rolls out Phoebe the Moonlight Dragon (Oct. 4, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-84660-7) and Stella the Starlight Dragon (Dec. 6, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-84661-4), ages 7–10. The Inflatables by Beth Garrod and Jess Hitchman, illus. by Chris Danger, bobs along with The Inflatables in Do-Nut Panic! (Oct. 4, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74901-4), ages 7–10. And Must Love Pets by Saadia Faruqi greets Kitten Chaos (Oct. 4, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-78345-2), ages 8–12.

Scholastic Press

I Love You Little, I Love You Lots by Douglas Wood, illus. by G. Brian Karas (Nov. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-44193-3), offers an affirmation of love as demonstrated by a rambunctious dog and a sweet cat. Ages 2–5.

All Aboard the Schooltrain: A Little Story from the Great Migration by Glenda Armand, illus. by Keisha Morris (Oct. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-338-76689-9), illumates the chapter in American history known as the Great Migration, and the many trains people rode toward freedom. Ages 4–8.

The Christmas Pine by Julia Donaldson, illus. by Victoria Sandoy (Sept. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-82927-3). Deep in a snowy wood stands a little pine tree destined to become London’s Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square. Ages 4–8.

Everybody! You, Me & Us by Elise Gravel (Oct. 4, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-338-83089-7) shows that everybody is unique and different, but we are all more similar than we think. Ages 4–8.

The Underpants by Tammi Sauer, illus. by Joren Cull (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-74027-1). Farmer’s underpants will never be the same when Kitty and her wacky barnyard pals squeeze into their new “coat” and prance around the farm. Ages 4–8.

The Tower of Life: How Yaffa Eliach Rebuilt Her Town in Stories and Photographs by Chana Stiefel, illus. by Susan Gal (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-22589-1), reveals the true story of how Eliach recovered thousands of her town’s photographs that were lost in WWII and used them to create a permanent exhibit in the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Ages 6–9.

Best Wishes by Sarah Mlynowski (Sept. 6, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-338-62825-8) launches a magical series, in the vein of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, about a bracelet that grants wishes. Ages 8–12.

Bhai for Now by Maleeha Siddiqui (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-70209-5). Ashar and Shaheer figure out that they’re twins, separated as babies, and are determined to do whatever it takes to get to know the parent they’ve been separated from. Ages 8–12.

Controlled Burn by Erin Soderberg Downing (Nov. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-77602-7). After rescuing her sister from their house fire, Maia is sent to spend the summer with her grandparents in Minnesota while her sister’s burns heal and Maia tries to overcome her own guilt and fear. Ages 8–12.

The Glass Witch by Lindsay Puckett (Oct. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-80342-6) stars Adelaide, a witch with no powers figuring out where her magic truly comes from. Ages 8–12.

Honey and Me by Meira Drazin (Oct. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-15543-3). A Jewish girl strives to forge her own identity in the shadow of her fearless best friend. Ages 8–12.

Two Degrees by Alan Gratz (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-73567-3) focuses on three natural disasters and three kids who must fight to survive them—and change things for the better. Ages 8–12.

We Own the Sky by Rodman Philbrick (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-73629-8). Davy and Jo end up as hostages in a revenge plot during the rise of the KKK in 1924 Maine. Ages 8–12.

Wildoak by C.C. Harrington (Sept. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-80386-0). Maggie’s stutter makes school especially hard, so she is sent to visit her grandfather at Wildoak Forest, where she finds an abandoned snow leopard cub. Ages 8–12.

Winterkill by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch (Sept. 6, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-83141-2; Nov. 1, $20.99, ISBN 978-1-338-83142-9) tells a story of how the Soviet Union starved the Ukrainian people in the 1930s—and of their determination to overcome. Ages 8–12.

Attack of the Black Rectangles by A.S. King (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-68052-2). When Mac opens his classroom copy of Jane Yolen’s The Devil’s Arithmetic and finds some words crossed out, he decides to stand up and fight censorship in his school. Ages 9–12.

Beneath the Wide Silk Sky by Emily Inouye Huey (Oct. 18, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-338-78994-2) paints an intimate portrait of the racism faced by America’s Japanese population during WWII. Ages 12 and up.

The Getaway by Lamar Giles (Sept. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-75201-4). Jay learns that the famous resort where he and his family live and work has been selling shares in an end-of-the-world oasis as things outside its gates get worse. Ages 12 and up.

A Pocket Full of Posies by Shawn Sarles (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-79400-7). This tale about a family that moves to a seemingly perfect town puts a terrifying spin on the old “Ring Around the Rosie” rhyme. Ages 12 and up.

Some Kind of Hate by Sarah Darer Littman (Nov. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-74681-5) is the story of an angry teen athlete, set against the rise of white nationalism. Ages 12 and up.

By the Time You Read This I’ll Be Gone by Stephanie Kuehn (Oct. 4, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-76455-0), launching the Murder, She Wrote series, offers a contemporary update of the classic TV mystery following Jessica Fletcher’s great-niece, who is obsessed with unsolved murders in her small Maine town. Ages 14–17.

I Was Born for This by Alice Oseman (Oct. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-83093-4). When Angel and the frontman of her favorite boy band are unexpectedly thrust together, they find out how strange and surprising facing up to reality can be. Ages 14 and up.

Monarch Rising by Harper Glenn (Oct. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-338-74145-2). In a near-future New United States of America, Jo is given the chance to change her fate and leave the impoverished borderlands of New Georgia—if she can survive a boy trained to break hearts. Ages 14 and up.

Tell Me No Lies by Andrea Contos (Oct. 18, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-338-72620-6). The bond between two sisters is tested when one girl’s boyfriend goes missing and her sister is the primary suspect. Ages 14 and up.

The Whispering Dark by Kelly Andrew (Oct. 18, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-338-80947-3). This dark fantasy features a Deaf college student with a peculiar connection to the afterlife. Ages 14 and up.


Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey picks up Pig the Rebel (Oct. 4, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-85919-5), ages 3–5. Nic Bishop welcomes Nic Bishop Elephants by Nic Bishop (Nov. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-545-60580-9), ages 4–8. New to Fly Guy Presents by Tedd Arnold is Dogs (Oct. 18, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-68179-6), ages 5–7. Animals to the Rescue by Emma Carlson Berne, illus. by Francesca Rosa, adds Sergeant Reckless (Oct. 18, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-68144-4), ages 7–10. If You builds with If You Traveled on the Underground Railroad by Ebony Wilkins, illus. by Steffi Walthall (Nov. 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-78891-4), ages 7–10. Joining Animated Science is Rocks and Minerals, ilus. by Shiho Pate (Oct. 18, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-75367-7), ages 8–12. Front Desk by Kelly Yang greets Key Player (Sept. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-77625-6), ages 8–12. Pet Projects by Lisa Papademetriou (Sept. 20, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-60307-1) joins Hearts & Crafts, ages 8–12. And The Dreamer Trilogy by Maggie Stiefvater concludes with Greywaren (Oct. 18, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-338-18839-4), ages 13–17.


A Corgi Loves by Junyi Wu (Sept. 6, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-65486-8). Readers can spend a day with Corgi and discover all the things this pup loves: from swimming and splashing in the pool to cuddling up with a favorite toy. Ages up to 3.

I Dig You! by Sandra Magsamen (Sept. 6, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-81616-7) is a colorful bulldozer-shaped board book with a plush lion finger puppet. Ages up to 3.

Little Santa’s Workshop by Lala Watkins (Sept. 6, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-82943-3). The first in the series of Good Vibes books brings readers inside Santa’s toy workshop to feed candy canes to the reindeer and taste sweets in the kitchen. Ages up to 3.

You Are Getting Sleepy by Lori Alexander, illus. by Monica Mikai (Sept. 20, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-81406-4), takes wide-awake babies through the motions of a bedtime routine from bathtime to jammies and kisses. Ages up to 3.

Are You a Helper?, illus. by Tad Carpenter (Aug. 2, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-54709-2), introduces simple facts about five different helpers and their careers, from nursing to firefighting and more. Ages 2–4.

I Love You a Latke by Joan Holub, illus. by Allison Black (Sept. 6, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-82856-6). Latkes and dreidels take readers on a Hanukkah adventure with touch-and-feel elements. Ages 2–4.

First Valentine by Kallie George, illus. by Joelle Murray (Dec. 6, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-80393-8). Little friend is excited to make his first valentine in the shape of a heart, but learning how to cut shapes turns out to be harder than he thought. Ages 3–5.


Bright Brown Baby bounces along with Hello, Beautiful You! by Andrea Pinkney, illus. by Brian Pinkney (Sept. 20, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-67241-1), ages up to 3. Happy Baby by Zoe Waring puckers up for Kiss! (Dec. 6, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-84995-0), ages up to 3. And Scholastic Early Learners greets My Busiest Book Ever! (Sept. 6, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-85005-5) and Noisy Touch and Lift Trucks (Aug. 30, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-80442-3), ages up to 3.

Scholastic/Chicken House

White Fox in the Forest by Chen Jiatong (Dec. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-79403-8). White fox Dilah and his friends follow the moonstone’s guiding light, hearts set on transforming into humans. Ages 8–12.


Roar Like a Lion by Carlie Sorosiak, illus. by Katie Walker (Nov. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-80218-4), encourages children to listen and observe as animals can teach us how to be our kindest and bravest selves. Ages 8–12.


Frankie’s World by Aoife Dooley (Aug. 2, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-81311-1). Frankie tries to track down her biological father, believing that he might be the key to finding out why she feels adrift. Ages 8–12.

Freestyle by Gale Galligan (Oct. 18, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-04580-2). Under mounting pressure, Cory tries to balance the expectations of his parents, school, his dance crew, and his new friend/tutor. Ages 8–12.

Invisible by Christina Diaz Gonzalez, illus. by Gabriela Epstein (Aug. 2, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-19454-8). Five overlooked kids with seemingly nothing in common learn otherwise when they are placed together to complete their school’s community service program. Ages 8–12.

The Tryout by Christina Soontornvat, illus. by Joanna Cacao (Sept. 6, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74126-1; Nov. 1, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-338-74130-8). In this middle grade memoir, Soontornvat, one of the only Asian American kids in her small Texas town, and her Iranian American best friend jump at the chance to try out for their middle school cheerleading squad. Ages 8–12.


Bird & Squirrel are back for Bird & Squirrel All Together by James Burks (Oct. 4, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-25233-0), ages 7–10. New to Graphix Chapters is Bug Scouts: Camp Out! by Mike Lowery (Oct. 4, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-72634-3), ages 7–10. Spider-Ham by Steve Foxe, illus. by Shadia Amin, presents Hollywood May-Ham (Oct. 4, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-80669-4), ages 7–10. Cat Kid Comic Club by Dav Pilkey grows with Cat Kid Comic Club #4 (Nov. 29, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-84662-1), ages 7 and up.

Animorphs Graphix picks up The Encounter by K.A. Applegate and Michael Grant, illus. by Chris Grine (Oct. 4, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-53840-3), ages 8–12. Joining Baby-Sitters Club Graphix is Jessi’s Secret Language by Ann M. Martin, illus. by Chan Chau (Sept. 6, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-61607-1), ages 8–12. I Survived Graphic Novels greets I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 by Lauren Tarshis, illus. by Alvin Epps (Oct. 18, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-76694-3), ages 8–12. Leon, following an ordinary kid who fights a supervillain to save his school, launches with Leon the Extraordinary by Jamar Nicholas, illus. by Jamar Nicholas (Oct. 4, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-74415-6), ages 8–12. Miles Morales by Justin A. Reynolds, illus. by Pablo Leon, slings along with Stranger Tides (Oct. 4, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-82639-5), ages 8–12. Spy Ninjas adds Spy Ninjas Official Graphic Novel: Virtual Reality Madness! by Vannotes, illus. by Mike Anderson (Sept. 6, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-81461-3), ages 8–12. And Heartstopper by Alice Oseman ramps up with The Heartstopper Yearbook (Oct. 18, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-338-85389-6), ages 12 and up.


The Hugasaurus by Rachel Bright, illus. by Chris Chatterton (Dec. 6, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-82869-6). Hugasaurus uses the magical power of kindness to resolve a squabble between the other little dinosaurs on the playground. Ages 4–6.

Brave Dave by Giles Andreae, illus. by Guy Parker-Rees (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-85010-9). Dave the bear, always in the shadow of his brother, discovers a special talent that’s all his own. Ages 4–8.

Caves by Nell Cross Beckerman, illus. by Kalen Chock (Oct. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-338-72662-6), guides kids through different caves around the world. Ages 4–8.

I Am Ruby Bridges by Ruby Bridges, illus. by Nikkolas Smith (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-75388-2). Bridges shares the events of the momentous day in 1960 when she became the first child to integrate the school system at age six. Ages 4–8.

No Snowball! by Isabella Kung (Nov. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-56546-1). Queen of the house NoFuzzball is forced to deal with a new kitten, Snowball. Ages 4–8.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Mac Barnett, illus. by Jon Klassen (Oct. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-67384-5). When the three Billy Goats Gruff decide to clip-clop across the bridge to get to the grassy ridge, the hungry troll badly underestimates them in this launch of a fractured fairy tale series. Ages 4–8.

Bessie the Motorcycle Queen by Charles R. Smith, illus. by Charlot Kristensen (Sept. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-75247-2). In 1929, 18-year-old Bessie Stringfield, a Black woman, began her rise as a trailblazer in the world of women’s racing and motorcycling, Ages 6–8.


This Is Our Place by Vitor Martins, trans. by Larissa Helena (Nov. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-338-81864-2). Set in and narrated by the same house, this book
follows three teens—in three different decades—as they navigate life, love, and family. Ages 12 and up.



Folktellers Excerpts from an Unknown Guidebook by Josef Bastian, illus. by Patrick McEvoy, offers Shadows on the Silver Strings (Oct. 25, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-73530-510-3), ages 9–12. And Legacy in Legend by Barbara Pietron adds Playing with Smokeless Fire (Nov. 8, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-940368-14-6), ages 14 and up.

Second Story

Ta-Da! A Story of Egg Donation by Ella Kay, illus. by Farida Zaman (Sept. 6, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-77260-247-0). A curious girl asks her parents to tell her (again!) the story of how she was made and learns all about her parents’ journey with egg donation. Ages 3–5.

Nonna and the Girls Next Door by Gianna Patriarca, illus. by Ellie Arscott (Sept. 13, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-77260-249-4). The universal bond between a grandmother and her granddaughter is enhanced by Italian cultural touchstones, like the baking of biscotti. Ages 6–8.

Phoenix Gets Greater by Marty Wilson-Trudeau, illus. by Megan Kyak-Monteith (Oct. 11, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-77260-253-1). An Indigenous boy who struggles with feeling different embraces his true self when his supportive parents teach about Two Spirit/Niizh Manidoowag people—those who have both masculine and feminine spirits. Ages 6–8.

Heroines, Rescuers, Rabbis, Spies: Unsung Women of the Holocaust by Sarah Silberstein Swartz (Oct. 18, $19.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77260-262-3) paints portraits of nine women who took extraordinary measures to save lives during the Holocaust, resisting terror and torture while undercover or in hiding, in concentration camps, in forests, and in exile. Ages 14–17.


Holocaust Remembrance Series for Young Readers expands with Hidden on the High Wire by Kathy Kacer (Sept. 27, $13.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77260-251-7), ages 9–12. And Mighty Muskrats Mystery gains The Case of the Rigged Race by Michael Hutchinson (Sept. 20, $11.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77260-221-0), ages 9–12.

Sequoia Kids Media


Active Minds Explorers: Baby Animals by Ellen Lawrence, about baby animals’ behavior, grows with six titles, including Baby Cockatiel (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64996-223-2), Baby Iguana (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64996-220-1), and Baby Moose (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64996-218-8), ages 5–8. And among the eight new Active Minds Kids Ask About titles are Kids Ask About Birds of Prey by Bendix Anderson, illus. by Mike Maydak (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64996-775-6), Kids Ask About Crocodiles by Irene Trimble, illus. by Jean Cassels (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64996-776-3), and Kids Ask About Dinosaurs by Jay Johnson, illus. by Greg Harris (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64996-777-0), ages 6–9.

Series in Spanish

Active Minds Kids Ask Spanish issues five volumes, including Quiero Saber ¿Cómo? (Kids Ask How?), illus. by Marilee Harrald-Pilz, trans. by Ana Izquierdo and Arlette de Alba (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64996-801-2) and Quiero Saber ¿Dónde? (Kids Ask Where?), illus. by Anne Kennedy, trans. by Izquierdo and de Alba (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64996-803-6), ages 5–9.

Seven Stories/Triangle Square

Julia and the Triple C by Staffan Gnosspelius (Nov. 1, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-64421-192-2). When Julia’s having a bad day, her uncle introduces her to the “Childish Children’s Club,” which encourages people to slow down and enjoy certain things that are easy to neglect. Ages 4–7.

Little Black Lives Matter by Khodi Dill, illus. by Chelsea Charles (Oct. 4, $13.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-64421-186-1), features 15 Black heroes of the past and the powerful words they spoke and actions they took. Ages 8–12.

Kurt Vonnegut: The Making of a Writer by Dan Wakefield (Oct. 25, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-64421-190-8) is a biography of this American novelist and humanist. Ages 13–17.

The Media and Me: A Guide to Critical Media Literacy for Young People by Ben Boyington et al. (Dec. 6, $18.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64421-196-0) provides readers with the tools and perspectives to be empowered and autonomous media users. Ages 13 and up.


They Said No greets Harvey Milk: No to Homophobia by Safia Amor, trans. by Ruth Diver (Sept. 13, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-64421-184-7) and Victor Jara: No to Dictatorship by Bruno Doucey, trans. by Ruth Diver (Sept. 6, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-64421-182-3), ages 10–14.

Shadow Mountain

The Orphan Keeper by Camron Wright (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63993-054-8). This adaptation of the bestselling novel based on a true story explores themes of cultural identity and the meaning of family as an Indian boy is kidnapped and adopted by an unsuspecting American family. Ages 10–14.


The Lost Wonderland Diaries by J. Scott Savage reveals Secrets of the Looking Glass (Sept. 13, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-63993-044-9), ages 8–11. And Champion’s Quest picks up The Questmaster’s Trap by Frank L. Cole (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63993-049-4), ages 8–12.

Shambhala/Bala Kids

Buddhist Stories for Kids: Jataka Tales of Kindness, Friendship, and Forgiveness by Laura Burges, illus. by Sonali Zohra (Dec. 6, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-61180-930-5), presents 10 Buddhist fables, modern retellings of ancient Indian stories centering around animals and nature. Ages 4–8.

The Hero of Compassion: How Lokeshvara Got One Thousand Arms by Harry Einhorn, illus. by Khoa Le (Nov. 8, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-61180-978-7), offers the magical story of a compassionate hero who learns how to always care for others and to never give up. Ages 4–8.

Leo Learns to Meditate: A Curious Kid’s Guide to Life’s Ups and Downs and Lots In-Between by Francesca Hampton, illus. by John Ledda (Oct. 4, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61180-916-9). Leo—and readers—learn to meditate in the up times, the down times, and the in-between times. Ages 6–9.

Everything Changes: And That’s OK by Carol Dodd, illus. by Erin Huybrechts (Sept. 20, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61180-929-9), prompts kids to recognize and adapt to the change they see in their daily lives. Ages 8–12.

Simon & Schuster

If Your Babysitter Is a Bruja by Ana Siqueira, illus. by Irena Freitas (Aug. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8874-8). On the night before Halloween, a new babysitter might be more than she appears in this bilingual book. Ages 4–8.

My Pet Feet by Josh Funk, illus. by Billy Yong (Aug. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8600-3). When the letter R suddenly vanishes, the whole town goes upside-down in this tale of alphabet chaos. Ages 4–8.

Rick the Rock of Room 214 by Julie Falatko, illus. by Ruth Chan (Aug. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9464-0). Rick the Rock may seem like he’s simply part of a science display in room 214, but that’s not all he is. Ages 4–8.

Song of Francis by Tomie dePaola (Sept. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9491-6) is a celebration of Saint Francis of Assisi featuring a contemporary design and dePaola’s signature art refreshed. Ages 4–8.

Stanley’s Secret by John Sullivan, illus. by Zach Manbeck (Jan. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8783-3). Shy, quiet Stanley finds the self-confidence to fulfill his dream of dancing in front of his peers in the school talent show. Ages 4–8.

This Book Is My Best Friend by Robin Robinson (Jan. 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-681-4). When two young readers reach for the same book at the library, they each search for something else for the other to read. Ages 4–8.

You So Black by Theresa tha S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D., illus. by London Ladd (Jan. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-034-8). Based on the author’s viral spoken word poem of the same name, this book celebrates the richness, the nuance, and the joy of Blackness. Ages 4–8.

Eden’s Everdark by Karen Strong (Sept. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-447-6). As Eden spends time at her ancestral home after her mother dies, she stumbles into a magical realm ruled by a wicked witch. Ages 8–12.

How Do Meerkats Order Pizza? Wild Facts About Animals and the Scientists Who Study Them by Brooke Barker (Nov. 22, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-160-4). This nonfiction graphic novel introduces readers to incredible animals and the bizarre things human scientists do to understand them. Ages 8–12.

Lily and the Night Creatures by Nick Lake, illus. by Emily Gravett (Aug. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9461-9). Lily sets out to defeat the evil spirits inhabiting her home. Ages 8–12.

Meet Me Halfway by Anika Fajardo (Sept. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9590-6). When new classmates Mattie and Mercedes realize they have the same father, the two team up in a Parent Trap-inspired misadventure to meet him for the first time. Ages 8–12.

Once I Was You: Finding My Voice and Passing the Mic by Maria Hinojosa (Aug. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-280-9). The Emmy Award-winning journalist adapts her adult memoir for young readers, chronicling her journey to be the first Latina to found a national independent nonprofit newsroom in the U.S. Ages 8–12.

The Secrets of Stone Creek by Briana McDonald (Nov. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9826-6). Finley is determined to be the greatest adventurer the world has ever known, even if her BFF and fellow adventurer has found new friends. Ages 8–12.

We Are Your Children Too: Black Students, White Supremacists, and the Battle for America’s Schools in Prince Edward County, Virginia by P. O’Connell Pearson (Jan. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-139-0) focuses on Prince Edward County, a northern Virginian town whose white school board elected to close the public schools in 1954 rather than integrate them. Ages 8–12.

Stories to Keep You Alive Despite Vampires by Ben Acker (Aug. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-700-1). This collection is designed to help readers trapped in a spooky house filled with vampires escape—by telling the vampires one scary story each night in accordance with standard vampire rules. Ages 9–12.

Smart by Amy E. Herman (Oct. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-121-5), adapted from the author’s bestselling book Visual Intelligence, teaches readers how to think critically and creatively. Ages 9–13.

Everyone Hates Kelsie Miller by Meredith Ireland (Oct. 11, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-697-5). Two frenemies head off on a road trip to get their exes back. Ages 12 and up.

Luminary: A Magical Guide to Self-Care by Kate Scelsa (Nov. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-234-2) offers teens suggestions for practicing mindfulness and self-care to support a life of empowerment. Ages 12 and up.

Retro by Jarrod Shusterman and Sofia Lapuente (Jan. 24, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-275-5). Luna enters a competition to live without modern technology for a year, which turns into a sinister fight for participants’ lives. Ages 12 and up.

What the Fact? by Seema Yasmin (Sept. 20, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-003-4) traces the spread of misinformation and disinformation through our media landscape and teaches young readers the skills to discern truth from lies. Ages 12 and up.

The Do-Over by Lynn Painter (Nov. 15, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7886-2). Emilie is forced to relive the Worst Valentine’s Day Ever over and over again. Ages 14 and up.

The Secrets We Keep by Cassie Gustafson (Nov. 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-694-4) follows a girl’s struggle to reconcile friendship, sexual abuse, and the secrets we bury deep down inside to survive. Ages 14 and up.

Spells for Lost Things by Jenna Evans Welch (Sept. 27, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4887-2). Two teens try to find their place in the world after being unceremoniously dragged to Salem, Mass., for the summer. Ages 14 and up.

This Is Why They Hate Us by Aaron H. Aceves (Aug. 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8565-5). High school senior Enrique is determined to get over his unrequited feelings for his best friend by pursuing his other romantic prospects. Ages 14 and up.

A Wilderness of Stars by Shea Ernshaw (Nov. 29, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-024-9). An illness cursing the land forces Vega—the Last Astronomer—to venture across the wilderness to discover the stars’ message that will, hopefully, save them all. Ages 14 and up.

The Witch Hunt by Sasha Peyton Smith (Oct. 11, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5441-5) follows Frances and her fellow witches to the streets of Paris, where family secrets, lost loves, and dangerous magic await. Ages 14 and up.


Creepy Tales! continues with Creepy Crayon! by Aaron Reynolds, illus. by Peter Brown (Aug. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6588-6), ages 4–8. The Worst by Alex Willan rolls out Yetis Are the Worst! (Nov. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66592-177-0), ages 4–8. Tater Tales by Ben Clanton, about the advenures of two spud siblings, debuts with Greatest in the World! (Nov. 8, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9318-6), ages 6–9. New to Once Upon a Tim by Stuart Gibbs, illus. by Stacy Curtis, is The Labyrinth of Doom (Nov. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9928-7), ages 7–10. H.I.V.E. by Mark Walden welcomes Bloodline (Oct. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-9473-2), ages 8–12. Meena Zee closes out with Team Meena by Karla Manternach, illus. by Mina Price (Jan. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-392-9), ages 8–12. Spy School is back in session with Spy School Project X by Stuart Gibbs (Sept. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7949-4), ages 8–12. A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery by Robin Stevens serves up A Spoonful of Murder (Nov. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-934-0), ages 10 and up. Arc of a Scythe by Neal Shusterman welcomes Gleanings: Stories from the Arc of a Scythe (Nov. 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9997-3), ages 12 and up. Field Party by Abbi Glines is over with The Last Field Party (Nov. 22, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3096-9), ages 14–17. And The Legendborn Cycle by Tracy Deonn issues Bloodmarked (Nov. 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4163-7), ages 14 and up.


Who Farted? by Farshore (Aug. 16, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-040-9). Someone is stinking up the joint; readers can find out who in 12 search-and-find scenes. Ages 4–7.

If You Were a Princess: True Stories of Brave Leaders from Around the World by Hillary Homzie, illus. by Udayana Lugo (Oct. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5617-4). Three best friends learn about real-life princesses and become empowered to try and make a difference within their own communities. Ages 4–8.

Little Red and the Big Bad Editor by Rebecca Kraft Rector, illus. by Shanda McCloskey (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6929-7). In this fractured fairy tale, the Big Bad Wolf is so distracted by Little Red’s poorly written thank-you note to her grandmother that he keeps missing the chance to eat her. Ages 4–8.

The Magic of a Small Town Christmas by Megan Alexander, illus. by Hiroe Nakata (Oct. 18, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66592-980-6). Alexander spotlights the joys, wonders, and traditions of a small-town Christmas in the spirit of her TV show, Small Town Christmas. Ages 4–8.

Boo! Hiss! by Cyndi Marko (Aug. 23, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8483-2). A ghoulish ghost and a slithery snake want their own home sweet home—no humans allowed. Ages 6–9.

Braver Than I Thought: Real People, Real Courage, Real Hope by Luke Reynolds (Sept. 13, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-58270-846-1). Readers discover the true stories of remarkable people whose physical scars have been a part of their journey. Ages 8–12.

The Ghost of Spruce Point by Nancy Tandon (Aug. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8611-9). Twelve-year-old Parker must unravel a curse in order to save his family’s beloved Maine motel. Ages 8–12.

Vampires vs. Ghosts by Alex Foulkes (Oct. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9838-9) is a second volume following young vampire Leo as she strives to prove herself. Ages 8–12.

Haven Jacobs Saves the Planet by Barbara Dee (Sept. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8983-7). Haven channels her anxiety about the climate crisis into rallying her community to save a local river. Ages 9–13.

The In-Between by Katie Wingate (Jan. 17, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-66592-012-4). In this debut memoir in verse, Wingate shares her story of starting over with her mother and siblings after losing their home. Ages 9–13.


Henry Duck by Robert Quackenbush welcomes Henry’s Duckling Days (Jan. 31, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-5344-1552-2) and Henry’s Pizzas (Nov. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1559-1), ages 4–8. The Hunger Heroes by Jarrett Lerner serves up Snack Cabinet Sabotage (Aug. 23, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8034-6), ages 5–8. The latest Quix titles are Elf Academy: Happy Santa Day! by Alan Katz, illus. by Sernur Isik (Sept. 20, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6794-1); Pet Pals: Buttons’s Talent Show by Allison Gutknecht, illus. by Anja Grote (Sept. 20, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7404-8); Royal Sweets: Rainbow Surprise by Helen Perelman, illus. by Olivia Chin Mueller (Sept. 20, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7623-3); and A Miss Mallard Mystery: Rickshaw to Horror by Robert Quackenbush (Sept. 20, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-1318-4), ages 6–8.

Adventures in Fosterland keeps purring along with Baby Badger by Hannah Shaw, illus. by Bev Johnson (Jan. 10, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66592-555-6), ages 6–9. Astrid the Astronaut counts down to fall with Hydroponic Hijinks by Rie Neal, illus. by Talitha Shipman (Oct. 11, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8153-4), ages 6–9. Catalina Incognito takes center stage in Skateboard Star by Jennifer Torres, illus. by Gladys Jose (Nov. 22, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8312-5), ages 6–9.

Dragons of Ember City featuring a cast of magical dragons, launches with Happy Spark Day! by Shane Richardson, illus. by Sarah Marino (Oct. 11, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7523-6), ages 6–9. The final Princess Evie title is The Enchanted Snow Pony by Sarah Kilbride, illus. by Sophie Tilley (Nov. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7636-3), ages 6–9. Unicorn University by Daisy Sunshine, illus. by Monique Dong, issues Shamrock’s Cursed Hoof (Oct. 11, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66590-103-1), ages 6–9. The Invincible Girls Club opens up its membership to Recess All-Stars by Rachele Alpine, illus. by Addy Rivera Sonda (Nov. 15, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7535-9), ages 7–10.

Junior Monster Scouts by Joe McGee, illus. by Ethan Long, marches along with Curse of the Crummy Mummy! (Oct. 25, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8745-1), ages 7–10. Night Frights releases Squirrels Have Gone Nuts by Joe McGee, illus. by Teo Skaffa (Sept. 6, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8097-1), ages 7–10. Tim Possible, who time travels with his best friend Tito, makes his debut in Tim Possible & the Time-Traveling T. Rex by Axel Maisy (Aug. 30, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9269-1), ages 7–10. Witches of Peculiar adds Monstrous Matchmakers by Luna Graves (Nov. 22, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66591-428-4), ages 7–10.

Atlantis by Kate O’Hearn adds Return to Atlantis (Jan. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5694-5), ages 8–12. New to Goddess Girls Graphic Novel is Aphrodite the Beauty by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams, illus. by Glass House Graphics (Aug. 23, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7392-8), ages 8–12. Heroes in Training Graphic Novel by David Campiti, illus. by Glass House Graphics, heats up with Hades and the Helm of Darkness (Aug. 23, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8120-6), ages 8–12. Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger gains Stellarlune (Nov. 8, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3852-1), ages 8–12.

The Little Vampire by Angela Sommer-Bodenburg, about a boy and his friendship with a young vampire, takes off with The Little Vampire (Oct. 25, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9407-7) and The Little Vampire Moves In (Oct. 25, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9410-7), ages 8–12. Once upon Another Time by James Riley continues with Tall Tales (Sept. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2590-3), ages 8–12. Strangeworlds Travel Agency by L.D. Lapinski picks up The Secrets of the Stormforest (Sept. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8357-6), ages 8–12. Why-Why’s Gone Bye-Bye by Stephan Pastis (Aug. 30, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9613-2) joins Trubble Town, ages 8–12. The Umbra Tales by Janelle McCurdy, starring a girl who must travel across the deadly Nightmare Plains with her mystical animal companions in order to save her family, kicks off with Lightcasters (Sept. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-127-7), ages 8–12. Wilder Boys by Brandon Wallace delivers Wilder Boys 3 (Jan. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-662-2), ages 8–12.

Dragonwatch by Brandon Mull gains Return of the Dragon Slayers: A Fablehaven Adventure (Oct. 4, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4814-8509-8), ages 8–13. The Beast and the Bethany by Jack Meggitt-Phillips, illus. by Isabelle Follath, offers Battle of the Beast (Jan. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-382-0), ages 9–13. The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands rolls out Raven’s Revenge (Jan. 17, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8459-7), ages 10–14. And Charlie Hernández is back in Charlie Hernández & the Golden Dooms by Ryan Calejo (Sept. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8421-4), ages 10–14.


Bravo, Bucket Head! by Helen Lester, illus. by Lynn Munsinger (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9349-0). Quiet Mousetta, who can only venture outside by wearing a bucket on her head, sets out to overcome her feelings of shyness. Ages 4–8.

Hello, Moon by Evan Turk (Sept. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0080-1). A parent and a child explore the wonder and joys of the changing moon together. Ages 4–8.

Holding On by Sophia N. Lee, illus. by Isabel Roxas (Aug. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9445-9), focuses on a girl’s relationship with her grandmother in the Philippines and how they use music to connect as her memory fades. Ages 4–8.

The Moon from Dehradun: A Story of Partition by Shirin Shamsi, illus. by Tarun Lak (Aug. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-679-1), follows young Azra’s journey from her old home to her new one during the partition of British India in 1947. Ages 4–8.

Naomi Teitelbaum Ends the World by Samara Shanker (Sept. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-502-2). When Naomi gets a mysterious present for her bat mitzvah, she and her friends discover that magic can be tricky. Ages 8–12.

New Kids and Underdogs by Margaret Finnegan (Oct. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9640-8). Perpetual new kid Robyn signs up her special needs dogs for agility training and gets an unexpected lesson in friendship. Ages 8–12.

My Nest of Silence by Matt Faulkner (Oct. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7762-9) spotlights the experiences of a Japanese American family during World War II. Ages 10 and up.

Daughters of Oduma by Moses Ose Utomi (Jan. 17, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-813-8). Elite female fighters go toe-to-toe to keep their family together in this body-positive YA debut fantasy inspired by West African culture. Ages 12 and up.

Talk Santa to Me by Linda Urban (Sept. 27, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7884-8). Francie is going to need a Christmas miracle to save her family’s struggling holiday gift empire and capture the heart of the gorgeous boy who works at the tree lot next door. Ages 12 and up.

Four for the Road by K.J. Reilly (Aug. 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-228-1). Four unlikely friends dealing with the messy side of grief embark on a road trip to Graceland. Ages 13 and up.

Forest Hills Bootleg Society by Dave Baker and Nicole Goux (Sept. 27, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6948-8). In 2005, four friends accidentally find themselves at the center of an illicit anime DVD-burning business. Ages 14 and up.

A Path to the World: Becoming You, ed. by Lori Marie Carlson-Hijuelos (Oct. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-1975-8), features a chorus of essays from a variety of voices, backgrounds, and experiences, exploring what it means to be human and true to yourself. Ages 14 and up.


Alley & Rex team up again in Bite the Bagel by Joel Ross, illus. by Nicole Miles (Sept. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9547-0), ages 8–12. And Bunnicula and Friends hops along with Bunnicula: The Graphic Novel by James Howe and Andrew Donkin, illus. by Stephen Gilpin (Aug. 30, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-2162-2), ages 8–12.


A Little Ferry Tale by Chad Otis (Aug. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8769-7). Little Ferry yearns to be more like the other faster, stronger boats, but her uniqueness proves to be her strength when an emergency erupts. Ages 4–8.

The Talk by Alicia D. Williams, illus. by Briana Mukodiri Uchendu (Oct. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9529-6). All Black and Brown kids get The Talk—the one that could mean the difference between life and death in a racist world. Ages 4–8.

S&S/Beach Lane

Annette Feels Free: The True Story of Annette Kellerman, World-Class Swimmer, Fashion Pioneer, and Real-Life Mermaid by Katie Mazeika (Sept. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-343-1) introduces “The Original Mermaid,” Kellerman, an independent and determined young woman, who swam, danced, dove, and designed so she could live her life feeling free. Ages up to 8.

Becoming Blue by Ellen Tarlow, illus. by Julien Chung (Aug. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-001-0). Blue thinks he wants to be Red, who appears more exciting, but discovers that he likes being Blue best. Ages up to 8.

It’s Diwali! by Kabir Sehgal and Surishtha Sehgal, illus. by Archana Sreenivasan (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5365-4), serves up a counting celebration of Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights. Ages up to 8.

King Kong’s Cousin by Mark Teague (Aug. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-230-3) introduces Junior, who wants to be as big and strong and special as his cousin, Kong, but he always seems to come up short. Ages up to 8.

Mouse Calls by Anne Marie Pace, illus. by Erin Kraan (Aug. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5375-3). Mouse warns her array of animal neighbors of a coming storm. Ages up to 8.

Walter Had a Best Friend by Deborah Underwood, illus. by Sergio Ruzzier (Oct. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7700-1), is about losing friends, making friends, and being a friend. Ages up to 8.

When You Take a Step by Bethanie Deeney Murguia (Sept. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7367-6). Each step leads to a new discovery in this look at how mindfulness, peace, or change could be just around the corner. Ages up to 8.

Dark on Light by Dianne White, illus. by Felicita Sala (Nov. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8789-5). As the sun sets, three siblings set out to find their dog and discover nature’s nighttime beauty. Ages 3–8.

Dressing Up the Stars: The Story of Movie Costume Designer Edith Head by Jeanne Walker Harvey, illus. by Diana Toledano (Sept. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5105-6), reveals the story of how Head, who started out as a shy miner’s daughter, became one of the most legendary costume designers in Hollywood. Ages 3–8.

All by Himself? by Elana K. Arnold, illus. by Giselle Potter (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8989-9). A child spends the day building a castle with wooden blocks—but does he really create his masterpiece alone? Ages 4–8.

The Dark Was Done by Lauren Stringer (Sept. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6292-2) teaches readers about overcoming fears and appreciating the beauty in all things—even the dark. Ages 4–8.

When the Sky Glows by Nell Cross Beckerman, illus. by David Litchfield (Sept. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5039-4), uncovers the science behind the vast array of natural events that make the sky glow all over the world. Ages 4–8.


Noni the Pony by Alison Lester trots into fall with Noni the Pony Counts to a Million (Jan. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66592-228-9), ages up to 8. And the Robots books by Jan Thomas picks up Even Robots Can Be Thankful! (Sept. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-167-2), ages up to 8.

S&S/Boynton Bookworks

Peekaboo Rex! by Sandra Boynton (Jan. 3, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66592-840-3) follows a lovable dinosaur through out its day as it plays peekaboo with readers. Ages up to 4.

Moo, Baa, Fa La La La La! by Sandra Boynton (Sept. 13, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66591-435-2). ’Tis the season to be jolly and sing along with caroling sheep, giggling pigs, and dancing cows. Ages up to 5.


Little Pookie stars in Happy Easter, Little Pookie (Jan. 31, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66592-838-0) and Pookie’s Thanksgiving (Sept. 6, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66592-263-0) by Sandra Boynton, ages up to 5.

S&S/Little Simon

I Already Love You by Willa Perlman, illus. by Sally Walker (Dec. 13, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66592-644-7), describes the love a parent feels for their child even before they truly know them. Ages up to 2.

I Want That! by Hannah Eliot, illus. by Ana Sanfelippo (Aug. 23, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66591-199-3). Readers spin a wheel to help guess what baby wants when playful, hungry, or tired. Ages up to 2.

Hush, Little Hero by Annie Bailey, illus. by Dawn Lo (Dec. 20, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66592-142-8), is a bedtime board book. Ages up to 3.

DJ Baby by D.J. Burton, illus. by Andy J. Pizza (Sept. 27, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66592-704-8), revs up a baby dance party with record turntables that spin on every page. Ages up to 5.

Fuzzy Furry Ouch by Amanda Jane Jones and Cree Lane Jones (Oct. 4, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66592-474-0) encourages little ones to feel the different textures on the pages, and teaches them what not to touch in real life. Ages up to 5.

I Like You by Hannah Eliot, illus. by Sejung Kim (Dec. 6, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66592-187-9), features rhymes about how animals show affection to one another. Ages up to 5.

I Wheelie Love You by Hannah Eliot, illus. by Denise Holmes (Dec. 6, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66591-974-6). This truck-filled book is also packed with puns. Ages up to 5.

The Thank You Book by Danna Smith, illus. by Juliana Perdomo (Sept. 6, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66590-292-2), looks at the different ways we can say thank you to those around us. Ages up to 5.

Your Special Voice by Temi Adamolekun, illus. by Keisha Okafor (Dec. 6, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66591-228-0), aims to inspire young readers to use their own special voice and make a difference in the world. Ages up to 5.

Five Little Dreidels by Jeffrey Burton, illus. by Juliana Motzko (Sept. 6, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66592-238-8), puts a festive Chanukah twist on the popular nursery rhyme “Five Little Monkeys.” Ages 1–5.

Happy All-Idays! by Cindy Jin, illus. by Rob Sayegh (Sept. 13, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66592-141-1), is a holiday card-inspired board book that captures the meaning of Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, and more. Ages 1–5.

Here Comes Spring! by Susan Kantor, illus. by Katya Longhi (Jan. 24, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66591-243-3). Woodland friends enjoy the best things about spring. Ages 1–5.

Ours by Ruth Forman, illus. by Talia Skyles (Aug. 30, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66590-305-9), celebrates skin tone self-love with a mirror for little ones. Ages 2–4.


I’m a Little by Hannah Eliot grows with I’m a Little Bunny, illus. by Liz Brizzi (Jan. 31, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66592-702-4); and I’m a Little Snowman, illus. by Anna Daviscourt (Sept. 13, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66591-916-6), ages up to 5. This Little by Joan Holub, illus. by Daniel Roode, adds This Little Engineer: A Think-and-Do Primer (Jan. 17, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66591-208-2); and This Little Wonder: A No-Limits Primer (Aug. 16, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66591-206-8), ages 3–5. A Santa Mouse Book by Michael Brown, illus. by Robert McPhillips, fires up the oven for Santa Mouse Bakes Christmas Cookies (Sept. 13, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5344-3804-0), ages 3–7. Arcade World by Nate Bitt, illus. by Glass House Graphics, expands with Earth to Aliens (Sept. 20, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66590-473-5) and Race to the Finish (Dec. 13, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66590-479-7), ages 5–9. And new to Data Set by Ada Hopper, illus. by Glass House Graphics and Rafael Kirschner, is Revenge of Dr. Von Naysayer (Nov. 22, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66591-594-6), ages 5–9.

The Dragon Kingdom of Wrenly by Jordan Quinn, illus. by Glass House Graphics, issues Shattered Shore (Oct. 4, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66590-458-2), ages 5–9. Good Dog by Cam Higgins, illus. by Ariel Landy, wags along with Sweater Weather (Aug. 30, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66590-594-7), ages 5–9. Guardians of Horsa by Roan Black, illus. by Glass House Graphics, following four groups of magical wild horses in the realm of Horsa, kicks off with Legend of the Yearling (Jan. 24, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-156-4) and The Naysayers (Jan. 24, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-159-5), ages 5–9. Henry Heckelbeck appears in Henry Heckelbeck and the Great Frog Escape (Dec. 20, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-370-4) and Henry Heckelbeck Chills Out (Aug. 30, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66591-143-6) by Wanda Coven, illus. by Priscilla Burris, ages 5–9. Isla of Adventure by Dela Costa, illus. by Ana Sebastián, about a girl who lives on an island and can speak with animals, debuts with The Secret Cabana (Dec. 27, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66592-656-0) and Welcome to the Island (Dec. 27, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66592-653-9), ages 5–9.

Joining The Itty Bitty Princess Kitty by Melody Mews, illus. by Ellen Stubbings, are Frost Festival (Sept. 6, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66591-203-7) and Mystery at Mermaid Cove (Jan. 31, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66592-804-5), ages 5–9. Jeanie & Genie are back in The Newest Trick in the Book by Trish Granted, illus. by Manuela Lopez (Aug. 2, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66591-375-1), ages 5–9. MIA Mayhem by Kara West, illus. by Leeza Hernandez greets MIA Mayhem and the Cat Burglar (Aug. 2, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66591-721-6), ages 5–9. The Not-So-Tiny Tales of Simon Seahorse by Cora Reef, illus. by Jake McDonald, swims along with Shell We Dance? (Oct. 25, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66591-216-7), ages 5–9. Pup Detectives by Felix Gumpaw, illus. by Glass House Graphics, issues Battle of the Bands (Oct. 4, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66591-222-8), ages 5–9. And Super Turbo: The Graphic Novel by Edgar Powers, illus. by Glass House Graphics, expands with Super Turbo Meets the Cat-Nappers (Aug. 23, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66591-574-8) and Super Turbo Gets Caught (Nov. 8, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66591-577-9), ages 5–9.


I Can’t Draw by Stephen W. Martin, illus. by Brian Biggs (Oct. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9341-4). Max can’t draw, but with a little help from his talented friend Eugene he finds a way to embrace his own kind of creativity. Ages 4–8.

Our Little Mushroom: A Story of Franz Schubert and His Friends by Emily Arnold McCully (Aug. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8878-6) presents the life of this prolific composer and musician through the eyes of the friends who helped him find success. Ages 4–8.

Snow Horses: A First Night Story by Patricia MacLachlan, illus. by Micha Archer (Nov. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7355-3), offers a story of love, light, and community during New Year’s. Ages 4–8.

Hither & Nigh by Ellen Potter (Sept. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-038-5). Nell discovers a secret, parallel New York City that may help her find her missing brother. Ages 8–12.

The Polter-Ghost Problem by Betsy Uhrig (Aug. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-610-3). Three best friends find a haunted orphanage and get swept up in ghoulish shenanigans. Ages 8–12.

Three Strike Summer by Skyler Schrempp (Aug. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9914-0) focuses on a strong-willed girl who finds her voice in a 1930s-set tale of moxie, peaches, and determination to thrive despite the odds. Ages 8–12.

A Consuming Fire by Laura E. Weymouth (Nov. 22, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-270-0) follows a girl who commits to killing a god after her sister is unjustly killed by his hand. Ages 14 and up.

Cruel Illusions by Margie Fuston (Nov. 1, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-210-6). Ava joins a troupe of stage magicians offering her the chance to hunt the vampire who killed her mother. Ages 14 and up.

Foul Lady Fortune by Chloe Gong (Sept. 27, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-558-9), which kicks off a duology, spotlights an ill-matched pair of spies posing as a married couple to investigate a series of brutal murders in 1930s Shanghai. Ages 14 and up.

Moon Dark Smile by Tessa Gratton (Aug. 30, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9815-0). The heir to an empire tests the bonds of her freedom when she befriends the demon living within the palace. Ages 14 and up.

The Ones We Burn by Rebecca Mix (Nov. 1, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9351-3). In this debut fantasy, a girl must choose between the family she’s always known and the enemies she’s grown to adore. Ages 14 and up.

Road of the Lost by Nafiza Azad (Oct. 18, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8499-3). When Croi learns she’s spent her life under an enchantment hiding her true identity, she must journey into the magical Otherworld to unlock her powers and discover her destiny. Ages 14 and up.

Those Summer Nights by Laura Silverman (Aug. 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8839-7). After recovering from a life-changing injury, Hannah navigates a new summer job, an ex-best friend, and two surprisingly cute coworkers. Ages 14 and up.


The Tangled Mysteries by Merrill Wyatt continue with Tangled Up in Nonsense (Nov. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-232-7), ages 8–12. Whispering Pines by Heidi Lang and Kati Bartkowski gains Reckoning (Sept. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-808-5), ages 8–12. Blood Like Magic by Liselle Sambury picks up Blood Like Fate (Aug. 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6531-2), ages 14 and up. Chain of Thorns (Jan. 31, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3193-4) wraps up The Last Hours by Cassandra Clare, ages 14 and up. And The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell concludes with Shattered City (Dec. 6, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3251-2), ages 14 and up.


Other Side of the Tracks by Charity Alyse (Nov. 22, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9771-9). Alyse’s YA debut introduces three teens entangled by secret love, open hatred, and the invisible societal constraints forced on people both Black and white. Ages 12 and up.

S&S/Salaam Reads

We’re in This Together by Linda Sarsour (Nov. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3929-0) adapts We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders, a memoir by Women’s March co-organizer and activist Sarsour, for young readers. Ages 8–12.

The Love Match by Priyanka Taslim (Jan. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-110-9). Bangladeshi American Zahra Khan is exasperated when her meddling mother arranges a match to secure their family’s financial security—just as Zahra is falling in love with someone else. Ages 12 and up.

Love from Mecca to Medina by S.K. Ali (Oct. 18, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-607-3). On the trip of a lifetime, Adam and Zayneb must find their way back to each other in this sequel to Love from A to Z. Ages 14 and up.


Zara’s Rules by Hena Khan, illus. by Wastana Haikal, serves up Zara’s Rules for Finding Hidden Treasure (Oct. 18, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9761-0), ages 7–10.

S&S/Simon Pulse


Michael Vey by Richard Paul Evans continues with The Parasite (Nov. 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-952-4), ages 12 and up.

S&S/Simon Pulse/MTV Books

16 & Pregnant by Lala Thomas (Jan. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-727-8). The bond between two best friends is tested when one of them becomes pregnant. Ages 14 and up.

S&S/Simon Spotlight


CoComelon grows with Cody’s Dino Day! by Patty Michaels (Dec. 13, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66592-605-8) and A Very CoComelon Christmas! by Maggie Testa (Sept. 13, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66592-073-5), ages up to 5; CoComelon ABCs by May Nakamura (Aug. 30, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66592-071-1), ages 1–4; and Animal Dance! by Natalie Shaw (Jan. 17, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66592-894-6), ages 2-5. Donkey Hodie issues The Golden Rainbow Day! by Elizabeth Dennis (Aug. 30, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66592-169-5), ages 2–4; and Swoop-a-Rino by Peter Wheeler (Dec. 13, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66592-567-9), ages 3–7. Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz, illus. by Scott Jeralds, presents Snoopy’s Book of Joy (Aug. 30, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66591-854-1), ages 2–4; and Snoopy Soars to Space by Charles M. Schulz (Jan. 17, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66592-847-2), ages 8–12.

New Pre-Level 1 Read-to-Read titles are Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Daniel Goes on an Egg Hunt by Maggie Testa (Jan. 31, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66592-595-2); Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Friends Forever! by Natalie Shaw (Aug. 30, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9896-9); Shark Chums: Can Blue Hide? by Adam Lehrhaupt, illus. by Pauline Gregory (Aug. 30, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66590-799-6); and Bookstore Bunnies by Eric Seltzer, illus. by Tom Disbury (Dec. 13, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66592-792-5), ages 3–5. Ready-to-Go! Ready-to-Read revs up with Big Bub, Small Tub by Alastair Heim, illus. by Aaron Blecha (Dec. 13, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66592-844-1); Dog Can Hide by Laura Gehl, illus. by Fred Blunt (Jan. 17, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9955-3); and Stomp by Stephanie Calmenson, illus. by Baptiste Amsallem (Sept. 27, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66591-658-5), ages 3–5.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood welcomes I Will Always Be Your Friend! by Angela C. Santomero, illus. by Jason Fruchter (Aug. 30, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-66592-078-0); and Show and Tell Day! by Alexandra Cassel Schwartz, illus. by Jason Fruchter (Dec. 13, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66592-832-8, ages 3–7. PJ Masks issues PJ Riders to the Rescue! by Maria Le (Dec. 13, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66592-598-3), ages 3–7. Ryan’s World by Ryan Kaji returns with Game On, Ryan! (Dec. 13, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66592-635-5), ages 3–7. And Angelina Ballerina pirouettes into fall with Take a Bow by Katharine Holabird, illus. by Helen Craig (Dec. 13, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66592-787-1), ages 3–7; and Be a Ballerina! by Holabird, illus. by Craig (Sept. 13, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66592-069-8), ages 4–6.

Level 1 Ready-to-Read gains Nat the Cat: Nat the Cat Takes a Nap by Jarrett Lerner (Jan. 17, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66591-890-9), ages 3–5. Donkey Hodie: The Missing Notebook! by Tina Gallo (Dec. 13, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66592-834-2), A Parker Curry Book: Parker Grows a Garden by Parker Curry and Jessica Curry, illus. by Brittany Jackson (Dec. 13, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-102-1), PJ Masks: Meet Carly and Cartoka! by Maria Le (Aug. 30, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66591-913-5), Chicken Karaoke by Heidi E. Y. Stemple, illus. by Aaron Spurgeon (Jan. 31, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66591-389-8), Oodles of Doodles! by Alethea Kontis, illus. by Christophe Jacques (Sept. 27, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66590-379-0), Red Truck Monsters: Monsters in a Mess by Candice Ransom, illus. by Tyrell Solomon (Aug. 30, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66590-170-3), and Sabrina Sue: Sabrina Sue Loves the Sky by Priscilla Burris (Jan. 31, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66590-043-0), ages 4–6.

Level 1 Ready-to-Read Graphics picks up Figgy & Boone: Best Brother Ever! (Sept. 27, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66591-448-2) and Figgy & Boone: The Big Cheese (Jan. 17, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66591-451-2), by Janee Trasler, Worm and Caterpillar Are Friends by Kaz Windness (Jan. 31, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66592-000-1), and Sprinkles and Swirls: Oh, What a Show! by Lola M. Schaefer, illus. by Savannah Allen (Sept. 27, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66591-796-4), ages 4–6.

Joining Level 2 Ready-to-Read are Chicken Squad: A Backyard Pet by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Stephen Gilpin (Aug. 30, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66590-616-6), Interrupting Cow: Interrupting Cow and the Horse of a Different Color by Jane Yolen, illus. by Joelle Dreidemy (Dec. 13, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66591-439-0), Really Rotten Princess: The Really Rotten Princess and the Wonderful, Wicked Class Play by Lady Cecily Snodgrass, illus. by Mike Lester (Aug. 23, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8617-1), Super Gross: What’s in Your Body? (Dec. 13, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66592-789-5) and Super Gross: What’s That Smell? (Aug. 30, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66592-075-9) by Ximena Hastings, illus. by Alison Hawkins, and Twinkle: Twinkle Makes Music by Katharine Holabird, illus. by Sarah Warburton (Sept. 27, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9676-7), ages 5–7.

Level 3 Ready-to-Read Graphics greets Geraldine Pu: Geraldine Pu and Her Lucky Pencil, Too! by Maggie P. Chang (Aug. 30, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8474-0), and Judge Kim and the Kids’ Court: The Case of the Missing Bicycles and Judge Kim and the Kids’ Court: The Doggie Defendant (Dec. 13, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66591-966-1) by Milo Stone and Shawn Martinbrough, illus. by Christopher Jordan, ages 6–8.

Cupcake Diaries: The Graphic Novel by Coco Simon, illus. by Glass House Graphics, launches with Mia in the Mix (Aug. 30, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66591-415-4), Katie and the Cupcake Cure (Aug. 30, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66591-402-4), and Emma on Thin Icing (Dec. 13, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66591-655-4), ages 8–12. You’re Invited to a Creepover: The Graphic Novel by P.J. Night, illus. by Glass House Graphics, begins with Truth or Dare... (Sept. 6, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66591-563-2), You Can’t Come in Here! (Sept. 6, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66591-566-3), and Ready for a Scare? (Dec. 13, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66591-569-4), ages 8–12. Star Trek: Prodigy lifts off with A Perilous Trade by Cassandra Rose Clarke (Jan. 17, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66592-117-6) and Supernova by Robb Pearlman (Jan. 17, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66592-542-6), ages 8–12.


Wellington’s Big Day Out by Steve Small (Aug. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66592-255-5) focuses on the bond between father and son, being little, and growing up one day at a time. Ages 4–7.

Beginning by Shelley Moore Thomas, illus. by Melissa Castrillon (Sept. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9443-5). A father and child go through the day and see all the connections in nature and in life. Ages 4–8.

Friends by Daniela Sosa (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-147-4) celebrates the wonder of new friends, old friends, and everything-in-between friends. Ages 4–8.

Loud and Proud: The Life of Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm by Lesa Cline-Ransome, illus. by Kaylani Juanita (Jan. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6352-3), spotlights the first African American woman in Congress and the first woman and African American to seek the nomination for president from one of the two major political parties. Ages 4–8.

Love Is Loud by Sandra Neil Wallace, illus. by Bryan Collier (Jan. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5103-2), introduces Diane Nash, one of the few women leaders of the civil rights movement working alongside Martin Luther King Jr. and John Lewis. Ages 4–8.

On Her Wings by Jerdine Nolen, illus. by James E. Ransome (Sept. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7852-7), tells the life story of groundbreaking American writer Toni Morrison. Ages 4–8.

Our Blue Planet by Leisa Stewart-Sharpe, foreword by David Attenborough, illus. by Emily Dove (Jan. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66592-802-1). This picture book companion to the BBC series The Blue Planet introduces young readers to the variety and mystery that abounds in the depths of the oceans. Ages 4–8.

Palace of Books by Patricia Polacco (Jan. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5131-5). Polacco tells a story, based in her own childhood, of how a special librarian and town library made her life happier after moving to a new state in elementary school. Ages 4–8.

A Sweet New Year for Ren by Michelle Sterling, illus. by Dung Ho (Nov. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9660-6), marks the Lunar New Year through a girl’s family traditions. Ages 4–8.

The Welcome Home by Juniper Bates and Amy June Bates (Jan. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9232-5). When Mr. and Mrs. Gargelson-Bittle decide life is too quiet and go in search of the perfect pet, they can’t decide on just one. Ages 4–8.

Welcome to the World by Julia Donaldson, illus. by Helen Oxenbury (Jan. 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66592-987-5), celebrates babies’ first experiences. Ages 4–8.

Action! How Movies Began by Meghan McCarthy (Aug. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5230-5) explores how motion pictures came to be invented and the stories of the many people who helped create them. Ages 5–8.

The Path to Gold by Jerdine Nolen (Jan. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66592-471-9). Twelve-year-old enslaved girl Clementine tells the story of her family’s travels on a wagon train on the Emigrant Overland Trail at the time of the California Gold Rush. Ages 8–12.

Trashed! by Martha Freeman (Jan. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-535-0). Arthur gets swirled in adventure when he investigates the mystery of a chipped teacup that shows up in his family’s second-hand emporium. Ages 8–12.


A Max and Ruby Adventure by Rosemary Wells delivers Max Can Read! (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9396-4), ages 4–8.

Sixth & Spring


Our Tomorrow rises with Books N Bros: A Book about Books by Sidney Keys III (Jan. 3, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68462-048-7) and Michaels Desserts: Sweets for a Cause by Michael C. Platt (Nov. 1, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68462-047-0), ages 9–17.

Sleeping Bear

Good Morning, Sunshine! The Joey Moss Story by Lorna Schultz Nicholson, illus. by Alice Carter (Aug. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1169-1), relates the true story of the longtime NHL Edmonton Oilers dressing room attendant who was born with Down syndrome and became a champion for all. Ages 4–8.

Luna’s Green Pet by Kirsten Pendreigh, illus. by Carmen Mok (Aug. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1161-5). A girl who longs for a pet and is thwarted by her landlord’s “No Pets!” policy rescues a discarded houseplant from the trash. Ages 4–8.

Miss Mary’s Christmas Mittens by Trinka Hakes Noble, illus. by Renée Andriani (Aug. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1167-7). After learning her students are missing out on snowy outdoor fun because they don’t have mittens, a caring teacher is determined to knit each child a pair as a Christmas surprise. Ages 4–8.

Mr. Thatcher’s House by Kristin Wauson (Aug. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1157-8). A perfectionist rabbit learns what makes a house a home when fairy tale characters arrive and fill his new house with music and laughter. Ages 4–8.

Pirates Don’t Dance by Shawna J.C. Tenney (Aug. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1158-5). A young pirate apprentice with an affinity for dance tries to convince the pirate captain that dancing and pirating can go together. Ages 4–8.

A Planet Like Ours by Frank Murphy and Charnaie Gordon, illus. by Kayla Harren (Aug. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1153-0), celebrates our planet’s wonders and offers reminders on the best ways to protect Earth. Ages 4–8.

The River That Wolves Moved: A True Tale from Yellowstone by Mary Kay Carson, illus. by David Hohn (Sept. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1120-2) teaches readers about the interconnectedness of complex ecosystems by describing how the presence (and absence) of the Yellowstone gray wolf population physically altered the park’s landscape. Ages 4–8.

The Snowman Waltz by Karen Konnerth, illus. by Emily Neilson (Aug. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1127-1). A dozen snowmen harmoniously waltz in pairs—until a dozen marching penguins interrupt their dance. Ages 4–8.

The Three Canadian Pigs: A Hockey Story by Jocelyn Watkinson, illus. by Marcus Cutler (Aug. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1160-8). When a hungry wolf and his buddies force three little pigs to flee their hockey scrimmage, the piggies challenge the marauders to a hockey game showdown. Ages 4–8.

Tenmile by Sandra Dallas (Nov. 15, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-5341-1162-2). In 1880 Colorado, 12-year-old Sissy starts to think about what kinds of opportunities might await beyond her small mining town. Ages 9–10.

Peter Cottontail’s Hoppy Easter by Jennifer Sattler (Jan. 15, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5341-1168-4). Can clumsy Peter deliver the Easter goodies without making a mess? Ages up to 3.

Christmas with Auntie by Helen Foster James, illus. by Petra Brown (Aug. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1173-8), depicts the special bond between Auntie and her little bunny at Christmas time. Ages up to 4.


Arts and Culture Alphabet welcomes
A Is for Asian American: An Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Alphabet by Virginia Loh-Hagan, illus. by Tracy Nishimura Bishop (Aug. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1137-0), ges 6–10.

Soaring Kite

Kimchi, Kimchi Every Day by Erica Kim (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-953859-27-3). Readers explore the different ways to eat kimchi in a rhyming tale that also teaches the days of the week. Ages 5–9.

The Secret of the Plátano by Luz Maria Mack, illus. by Stephany Mesa (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-953859-23-5). Under the plátanos, a curious grandson dances with his abuela to learn the secret of life. Ages 5–9.

The Unbreakable Thread by Emily Joof, illus. by Asma Enayeh (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-953859-25-9) is a celebration of the everlasting bond between a mother and child through the changing phases of their lives. Ages 5–9.


Georgie Dupree stars in Sharing the Stage by Ceece Kelley, illus. by Chloe Guevara (Aug. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-953859-31-0), ages 5–8.

Sounds True

Alphabreaths Too: More ABCs of Mindful Breathing by Christopher Willard (Sept. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68364-857-4). Readers learn their ABCs along with the basics of mindfulness through exercises and illustrations. Ages 4–8.


Big Emotions Book builds with Little Angry Cat (Aug. 16, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68364-835-2) and Little Anxious Cat (Aug. 16, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68364-837-6) by Audrey Bouquet, illus. by Lambert Fabien Öckto, ages 4–7.


The Girl in White by Lindsay Currie (Sept. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-72823-654-4). Twelve-year-old Mallory moves to the supposedly cursed town of Eastport and investigates the legend of its most famous ghost. Ages 8–12.

The Other Side of the River by Alda P. Dobbs (Sept. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-72823-844-9). In this sequel to Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna, Petra Luna and her family have escaped the Mexican Revolution, but America has its own dangers—smallpox, classism, and racism. Ages 8–12.


Wishes and Wellingtons by Julie Berry, illus. by Chloe Bristol, continues with Crime and Carpetbags (Sept. 6, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72825-863-8), ages 8–11. The Hayley Mysteries by Hayley LeBlanc greets The Secret on Set (Nov. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72825-204-9) and The Missing Jewels (Sept. 6, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72825-201-8), ages 9–12. And Royal Academy Rebels by Jen Calonita rolls on with Heroes (Sept. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72826-003-7), ages 9–12.

Sourcebooks Explore

Baby’s First Zodiac by Kerry Pieri, illus. by Maria Mola (Jan. 3, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72825-802-7), highlights the positive aspects of each astrological sign. Ages up to 3.

Black Boy, Black Boy by Ali Kamanda and Jorge Redmond, illus. by Ken Daley (Aug. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-72825-064-9). A father takes his son on a walk through history to celebrate all the inspirational Black men that Black boys can look up to. Ages 3–7.

The Story of a Butterfly: Learn About the Life Cycle and Habitat of the Painted Lady by Margaret Rose Reed, illus. by Manu Montoya (Sept. 6, Sept. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-72826-144-7; $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72826-143-0), follows two friends on a class field trip as they visit a butterfly sanctuary and discover the Painted Lady. Ages 4–8.


Baby University recruits ABCs of Geography by Chris Ferrie and Adam Mathews (Nov. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72823-258-4) and Pythagorean Theorem for Babies by Ferrie and Mike Ziniti (Aug. 2, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72825-822-5), ages up to 4. My First Learn-to-Talk Book by Stephanie Cohen, illus. by Lindsay Dale-Scott, revs up with Things That Go (Dec. 6, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72824-813-4), ages up to 4. Level 1 Beginner Reader introduces Brainy Science Readers: Do You Know Quantum Physics? and Brainy Science Readers: Do You Know Rocket Science? by Chris Ferrie (Nov. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72826-156-0), ages 4–6. And Live and Learn delivers I Am Deaf by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos, illus. by Marta Fabrega (Nov. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4380-8993-5), ages 4–7. 100 adds 100 American Women Who Shaped American History by Deborah G. Felder (Nov. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-72826-152-2; $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72826-057-0) and 100 Disasters That Shaped World History by Joanne Mattern (Oct. 4, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-72826-148-5; $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72826-077-8), ages 8–15.

Sourcebooks Fire

Monsters Born and Made by Tanvi Berwah (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-72824-762-5). When Koral’s family’s financial situation becomes dire, Koral must cheat her way into the Glory Race—
a deadly chariot tournament reserved for the upper class. Ages 13 and up.

Don’t Go to Sleep by Bryce Moore (Aug. 2, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72822-914-0). In 1918 New Orleans, teen Gianna investigates an axe murderer who has reemerged after attacking her own family years ago. Ages 14–17.

Wild Is the Witch by Rachel Griffin (Aug. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-72822-945-4). Secret witch Iris is in hiding at a Washington wildlife refuge, where her main struggle is not cursing her fellow employee, Pike. Ages 14–17.

The Christmas Clash by Suzanne Park (Oct. 4, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72824-801-1). In this holiday rom-com, two rivals get together to save their families’ livelihoods, and Christmas. Ages 14 and up.

Come Out, Come Out, Whatever You Are by Kathryn Foxfield (Dec. 6, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72824-804-2). Five teen reality show contestants must survive the night in the haunted Umber Gorge caves. Ages 14 and up.

Don’t Let in the Cold by Keely Parrack (Sept. 6, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72825-676-4). A storm leaves Lottie, new stepsister Jade, and a young stranger stuck in a cabin during a snowstorm. Ages 14 and up.

No Accident by Laura Bates (Dec. 6, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72820-676-9). When a plane crash strands seven teens on a desert island, their survival depends on facing the truth about a party the night before. Ages 14 and up.

The Sacrifice by Rin Chupeco (Oct. 4, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72825-591-0). An island oasis turns deadly when a terrifying legend threatens to kill off visitors one by one. Ages 14 and up.

She’s Gone by David Bell (Nov. 1, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72825-420-3). Hunter and his girlfriend Chloe get into a horrible accident that leaves him with no memories and a missing girlfriend. Ages 14 and up.

The Stranded by Sarah Daniels (Jan. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-72825-812-6). Loyal citizen Esther and rebel Ben are thrown together on the Arcadia, a cruise ship that has become a refugee camp after an apocalyptic war. Ages 14 and up.

They’re Watching You by Chelsea Ichaso (Jan. 3, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72825-106-6). Maren joins her school’s secret and elite Gamemaster’s Society to save her missing friend Polly, but is soon forced to choose between Polly and her own life. Ages 14 and up.


The Grimrose Girls by Laura Pohl gains The Wicked Remain (Nov. 1, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72822-890-7), ages 14 and up.

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

Five Little Monsters Jumping on the Bed by Bill Cotter (Oct. 4, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72826-262-8). Larry the monster has enlisted his pals to cause monster mayhem. Ages 2–5.

Me and the Family Tree by Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Ashleigh Corrin (Oct. 4, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72824-249-1). A girl looks in the mirror and sees her family’s characteristics reflected in her own face. Ages 2–5.

Blue Baboon Finds Her Tune by Helen Docherty, illus. by Thomas Docherty (Sept. 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-72823-890-6). Blue Baboon wants to play music with her friends, but bad weather threatens to end their fun. Ages 3–6.

Pirate Nell’s Tale to Tell: A Storybook Adventure by Helen Docherty, illus. by Thomas Docherty (Sept. 6, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72826-161-4). Nell the pirate has her trusty Pirate’s Almanac to help her sail the seas, even if Captain Gnash doesn’t like books on his ship. Ages 4–8.

Playtime for Restless Rascals by Nikki Grimes, illus. by Elizabeth Zunon (Sept. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-72823-893-7). A mother adoringly watches her child play and remarks on their expertise; when Daddy comes home, he joins in the fun. Ages 4–8.

So Much Snow by Hyunmin Park (Nov. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-72826-004-4). Two skiers are delighted by a snowy day. Ages 4–8.

Tea Time for Dinosaurs by A.J. Smith (Aug. 2, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-72824-558-4). When young dinosaurs Tyra and Tops throw a tea party, all the other dinosaurs destroy it. Ages 4–8.

Unicorn Christmas by Diana Murray, illus. by Luke Flowers (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-72824-476-1). Unicorns preparing for Christmas must stop their decorating to help Santa and his tired reindeer finish delivering presents. Ages 4–8.


Marianne Richmond offers Little Bird Finds Christmas by Marianne Richmond, illus. by Janet Samuel (Oct. 4, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-72825-445-6), ages 4–8.

Sourcebooks Wonderland

Goodnight Tractor: The Perfect Bedtime Book! by Michelle Robinson, illus. by Nick East (Sept. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72826-780-7), depicts a goodnight scene on a farm. Ages 1–4.

What Little Boys Are Made of: A Modern Nursery Rhyme by Susanna Leonard Hill, illus. by Natalie Vasilica (Dec. 6, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-72825-145-5); and What Little Girls Are Made of: A Modern Nursery Rhyme by Hill, illus. by Talitha Shipman (Dec. 6, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-72825-142-4), are empowering, modern retellings of classic nursery rhymes. Ages 4–7.

Why the World Needs Love by Gregory E. Lang, illus. by Lisa Alderson (Jan. 3, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-72825-888-1), reminds readers that love is all around us. Ages 4–7.

Road to the Wizard: A Topsy-Turvy Tale of Oz by Sesame Workshop (Nov. 3, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72827-130-9). The Sesame Street cast goes to the Land of Oz to see the Wizard. Ages 4–8.

Miracle on 34th Street: A Storybook Edition of the Christmas Classic by Valentine Davies Estate, adapted by Susanna Leonard Hill, illus. by James Newman Gray (Aug. 1, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-72826-329-8), is a picture book based on the beloved holiday tale. Ages 4–9.


Punderland by Rose Rossner rolls out Let’s Get This Potty Started (Oct. 4, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72825-750-1) I Love You Slow Much, illus. by Sanja Rescek (Dec. 6, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72826-007-5), and You Shamrock My World, illus. by Ela Smietanka (Dec. 6, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72825-633-7), ages up to 3. Welcome Little One Baby Gift Collection presents A Christmas Gift for Little One by Sandra Magsamen (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-72824-497-6; $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72824-482-2), ages up to 6. Sesame Street Scribbles serves up Meet Your Neighbors on Sesame Street (Oct. 4, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-72826-207-9) Joy to the World: 25 Days of Christmas on Sesame Street (Sept. 1, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-72825-035-9), ages 4–7. And How to Catch by Alice Walstead, illus. by Andy Elkerton, brings on How to Catch a Witch (Aug. 2, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-72821-035-3) and How to Catch a Loveosaurus (Dec. 6, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-72826-878-1), ages 4–8.


The Ultimate Dictionary of All Things Digital, illus. by Annika Brandow (Sept. 13, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-955834-15-5), is an introduction of important concepts of digital literacy for elementary-school children. Ages 7 and up.


Terra Babies at Home ramps up with My First Book of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle, illus. by Åsa Gilland (Sept. 27, $8.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-955834-14-8), ages up to 4.

Bilingual Series

Tons of Palabras adds Casa y familia: An English & Spanish Book for the Real World, illus. by Estelí Meza (Aug. 30, $9.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-955834-19-3) and Comida: An English & Spanish Book for the Real World, illus. by Alyssa Maria Gonzales (Aug. 30, $9.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-955834-18-6), ages up to 4.

Title in Spanish

Mamá me alimenta con todos los
colores: Un libro sobre la lactancia
materna (Mama Feeds Me All the Colors: A Book of Breastfeeding), illus. by Nathalie Beauvois (Sept. 13, $7.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-955834-21-6), ages up to 4.

Star Bright

Leaves to My Knees by Ellen Mayer, illus. by Nicole Tadgell (Oct. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-959-0). Camille is determined to rake leaves all the way to her knees, while learning about size and measurement. Ages 2–5.

The Hole Story by Kelly Canby (Sept. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-59572-939-2). What can Charlie do with the hole he’s just discovered? A surprise animal may know how to use it. Ages 4–8.

Starry Forest

The End by John Bray, illus. by Josh Cleland (Aug. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-951784-12-6) explores endings, middles, and beginnings in everyday life. Ages 3–7.

Cadence and Kittenfish: A Mermaid Tale by Judith L. Roth, illus. by Jaclyn Sinquett (Aug. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-951784-11-9). Cadence the mermaid is sad that she can’t have a kitten, but discovers there may be an even more perfect pet for her. Ages 3–7.


Love Your Amazing Self: Joyful Verses for Young Voices by Ofosu Jones-Quartey, illus. by Ndubisi Okoye (Nov. 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63586-547-9), provides self-affirming meditations for kids. Ages 7 and up.

Human Body Learning Lab: Take an Inside Tour of How Your Body’s Anatomy Works by Betty Choi (Nov. 22, $18.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63586-479-3). Choi takes readers on an exploration of the inner workings of all the major systems of the human body. Ages 8–12.


I Did It! The Montessori Way by Saniyyah Khalilallah reveals I Did It Myself! I Can Get Dressed, Brush My Teeth, Put on My Shoes, and More: Montessori Life Skills (Dec. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63586-551-6) and I Help at Home! I Can Clean My Room, Fold Laundry, Set the Table, and More: Montessori Life Skills (Dec. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63586-523-3), ages 2–5. Busy Little Hands by Susan Edwards Richmond welcomes Science Play: Learning Activities for Preschoolers (Dec. 20, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-63586-465-6), ages 3–5. Circle Round by Rebecca Sheir, illus. by Joshua Pawis-Steckley, serves up The Great Ball Game: How Bat Settles the Rivalry Between the Animals and the Birds (Nov. 8, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63586-343-7), ages 5 and up.



First Routines by Jenna Lee Gleisner adds Morning Routine (Aug. 1, $25.65, ISBN 978-1-63690-669-0), ages 4–6. And See a Plant Grow! by Charlie W. Sterling blossoms with Blueberry (Aug. 1, $25.65, ISBN 978-1-63690-693-5), ages 4–6.

Tapioca Stories

My Neighborhood by María José Ferrada, illus. by Ana Penyas, trans. by Kit Maude (Oct. 4, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-73478-395-7). An elderly woman explores her community and discovers what it means to grow old surrounded by loving friends and neighbors. Ages 6–9.

Thames & Hudson

Curtain Up! Behind the Scenes at the Royal Opera House by Royal Opera House, illus. by Lauren O’Hara (Sept. 20, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65251-0), offers a behind-the-scenes tour of London’s Royal Opera House led by Figaro the cat, 30 minutes before curtain up for The Nutcracker. Ages 6–8.

Do Bears Poop in the Woods? by Huw Lewis Jones, illus. by Sam Caldwell (Oct. 18, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65276-3), takes readers into the wild to discover all there is to know and love about the eight different species of bears. Ages 6–8.

Flying Scotsman and the Best Birthday Ever by Michael Morpurgo, illus. by Michael Foreman (Oct. 25, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65294-7). Young train enthusiast Iris hops aboard the Flying Scotsman as it travels from London to Edinburgh, breaking the speed record for steam locomotives on its way. Ages 6–8.

A History of Words for Children by Mary Richards, illus. by Rose Blake (Nov. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65282-4), provides a history of human communication, highlighting notable writers and orators across time. Ages 6–8.

My Life with Dragon: Five Heart-Warming Tales by Fred Benaglia, Didier Lévy (Oct. 18, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65312-8), offers a humorous look at life with a fire-breathing dragon in five short stories. Ages 6–8.

Pop-Up Forest by Fleur Daugey, illus. by Tom Vaillant (Nov. 15, $29.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65308-1), delivers key information about trees around the world via pop-up paper engineering. Ages 6–8.


Bad Apple by Huw Lewis Jones, illus. by Ben Sanders, picks up Party Pooper (Nov. 15, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65283-1), ages 3–5. And If I Had a... gains If I Had a Vampire Bat by Gabby Dawnay, illus. by Alex Barrow (Oct. 25, $15.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65296-1), ages 3–5.

Tiger Tales

10 Things I Love About You! by Danielle McLean, illus. by Grace Habib (Nov. 1, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66435-037-3). A child describes 10 reasons why they love their parent in this counting book. Ages 2–5.

Animal Bus: A Peek-Inside Count-
down Book
by Helen Hughes, illus. by Mel Matthews (Sept. 13, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66435-036-6). Animal characters on the bus get off one by one in this countdown from 5 to 1. Ages 2–5.

Be Calmer, Llama! by Rosamund Lloyd, illus. by Gareth Lucas (Aug. 16, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66435-047-2). This rhyming countdown book encourarages children to slow things down and find their inner calm. Ages 2–5.

A Bedtime Hug for You! With Soft Arms for Real Hugs! (Sept. 13, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66435-033-5) and A Hug for You! With Soft Arms for Real Hugs! (Nov. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66435-035-9) by Samantha Sweeney, illus. by Dawn Machell. Readers can help various animals give their babies a hug before bed with interactive finger-puppet felt arms. Ages 2–5.

Christmas Kitten: A Touch-and-Feel Book by (Sept. 6, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66435-026-7) and Lost Puppy: A Touch-and-Feel Book (Sept. 6, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66435-017-5) by Rosie Adams, illus. by Lucy Barnard, explore the experiences of the Christmas season and help Puppy find his mother. Ages 2–5.

Good Night, Bedtime Moon by Danielle McLean, illus. by Vicki Gausden (Sept. 13, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66435-031-1). Baby animals settle down and get ready for bed. Ages 2–5.

Mind Your Manners, Dinosaurs! by Danielle McLean, illus. by Gareth Williams (Sept. 13, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66435-039-7). Dinosaurs show off their good manners at mealtime in this look at polite behavior. Ages 2–5.

My Bag of Feelings by McLean, illus. by Lisa Koesterke (Sept. 13, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66435-038-0), is an introduction to numerous emotions, including happy, sad, angry, proud, and more. Ages 2–5.

Night Night, Little Ones by Patricia Hegarty, illus. by Thomas Elliott (Sept. 13, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66435-032-8). Readers can pull the sliders to watch the animals wake up or go to sleep. Ages 2–5.

Slide and See First Words: Animals by Helen Hughes, illus. by Isabel Aniel (Sept. 13, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66435-040-3). Readers slide the sliders across the pages to learn first animal words and animals sounds. Ages 2–5.

We Are Love by Patricia Hegarty, illus. by Thomas Elliott (Nov. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66435-071-7), celebrates the power of love with baby animals and their parents. Ages 2–5.

What Can You See? In Space by Kate Ware, illus. by María Perera (Aug. 16, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66435-034-2), delivers a peek-through exploration of space, astronauts, and our solar system. Ages 2–5.

You Can, Toucan! by Rosamund Lloyd, illus. by Gareth Lucas (Aug. 16, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66435-048-9). This rhyming countdown book encourages children to be brave. Ages 2–5.

The Moonlight Zoo by Maudie Powell-Tuck, illus. by Karl James Mountford (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-291-8). While searching for her missing cat, a girl discovers the Moonlight Zoo under her bed—a magical place for lost pets and animals. Ages 3–7.

Poo in the Zoo: The Island of Dinosaur Poo by Steve Smallman, illus. by Ada Grey (Oct. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-283-3). A zookeeper and his animals travel to an island with a famous poop collector in search of a sample of elusive dinosaur poop. Ages 3–7.

Someday by Stephanie Stansbie, illus. by Frances Ives (Nov. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-281-9), depicts the special moments a parent and child experience by doing everyday activities together. Ages 3–7.

Supermouse and the Volcano of Doom by M.N. Tahl, illus. by Mark Chambers (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-282-6), features a crime-fighting mouse on a mission to save his city from a cheese-erupting volcano. Ages 3–7.

Who Will Kiss the Crocodile? A Snappy Twist on Sleeping Beauty by Suzy Senior, illus. by Claire Powell (Sept. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-284-0). This fairy tale retelling finds a princess hexed into the form of a sleeping crocodile who can only be woken with a kiss. Ages 3–7.

Agent Llama: Double Trouble by Angela Woolfe, illus. by Duncan Beedie (Aug. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-285-7), follows a superspy llama on a quest to outwit a troublemaking alpaca and save the world. Ages 4–7.


My First welcomes Noisy ABC by Beth Hamilton (Oct. 18, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66435-030-4), ages 3–5.

Little Hedgehog & Friends are back in One Grumpy Day by M. Christina Butler, illus. by Tina Macnaughton (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-286-4), ages 3–7. Mermaids Rock by Linda Chapman, illus. by Mirelle Ortega, swims along with Emerald Maze (Aug. 2, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66434-028-2), ages 6–9. Museum Kittens by Holly Webb, illus. by Sarah Lodge, offers Sleepover Mystery (Oct. 11, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66434-026-8) and Treasure Map (Oct. 11, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66434-027-5), ages 6–9. Star Friends by Chapman, illus. by Lucy Fleming, concludes with Hidden Charm (Sept. 6, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66434-030-5), ages 6–9. And Winter Journeys by Webb, illus. by Simon Mendez and Artful Doodlers, treks on with The Winter Wolf (Sept. 20, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66434-029-9), ages 6–9.

Tilbury House

Elephants Remember: A True Story by Jennifer O’Connell (Oct. 4, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-928-3) tells the story of Lawrence Anthony and the deep bond he shared with the traumatized elephants he saved at his animal reserve in Zululand, South Africa. Ages 6–8.

The Secret Stream by Kimberly Ridley, illus. by Megan Elizabeth Baratta (Oct. 18, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-817-0). A stream narrates its own natural history as it flows from its headwaters in the mountains to its mouth in the lowlands, introducing the plants and animals that line its banks and live in its waters. Ages 6–8.

Youniverse: The Quantum Kaleidoscope of You by Lizelle Van Der Merwe (Nov. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-955-9) takes a close look at how light weaves the universe together and how much we have in common with a quivering aspen leaf and the dust of a distant nebula. Ages 9–12.

Big Lies: From Socrates to Social Media by Mark Kurlansky, illus. by Eric Zelz (Sept. 6, $22.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-912-2), offers a history and how-to manual for seeing through propaganda, lies, and conspiracy theories. Ages 13 and up.

Tiny Owl

Best Test by Pippa Goodhart, illus. by Anna Doherty (Jan. 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-910328-90-3). A group of animals start a race to see who is the best and win a juicy strawberry. Ages 3–5.

We All Celebrate! by Chitra Soundar, illus. by Jenny Bloomfield (Sept. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-910328-89-7) introduces children to a variety of celebrations from around the world. Ages 5–8.



The Fox & Little Tanuki by Tagawa Mi grows with The Fox & Little Tanuki #5 (Aug. 16, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4278-6922-7), ages 8 and up.

Top Shelf

Doughnuts and Doom by Balazs Lorinczi (Sept. 6, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-60309-513-6). In this queer YA rom-com, a stressed-out witch and a struggling rock musician have a magical misunderstanding that leads to something more. Ages 13–17.

Super Trash Clash by Edgar Camacho (Dec. 6, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-60309-516-7). The discovery of an old video game cartridge in a vintage store brings Dul back to a slew of childhood memories. Ages 13–17.


Dragon Puncher by James Kochalka adds Dragon Puncher Punches Back (Sept. 20, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-60309-514-3), ages 4–8.

Trafalgar Square

Liberty Biscuit by Melanie Sue Bowles (Sept. 27, $11.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64601-125-4). When 13-year-old Kip resolves to save a one-eyed donkey and a pair of abused horses, she sets unforeseen events in motion, including the discovery of a tragic family secret and the arrival of an older boy who awakens unfamiliar feelings. Ages 11–13.


If You Cry Like a Fountain by Noemi Vola (Aug. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7050-3). A narrator tries to cheer up a worm but when the worm cries, the narrator starts to think of productive ways to use tears. Ages 3–7.

Little Echo by Al Rodin (Oct. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77488-062-3). Little Echo lives alone in a cave until a chance encounter encourages her to be brave and make a new friend. Ages 3–7.

My Self, Your Self by Esmé Shapiro (Sept. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77488-023-4). Forest creatures discover what a self is, and what makes each of us unique. Ages 3–7.

On This Airplane by Lourdes Heuer, illus. by Sara Palacios (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6860-9). A family boards an airplane to their new home and meets many other people who are all on their own journeys. Ages 3–7.

Strum and Drum: A Merry Little Quest by Jashar Awan (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7239-2). Two Christmas ornaments set out on an adventure through their tree, meeting other ornaments and a sneaky cat along the way. Ages 3–7.

Sharon, Lois and Bram’s One Elephant Went Out to Play by Sharon Hampson et al., illus. by Qin Leng (Aug. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7108-1). Performers Sharon, Lois, and Bram invite readers to join them in a musical counting story about a magical spider web. Ages 4–7.

Kumo: The Bashful Cloud by Kyo Maclear, illus. by Nathalie Dion (Sept. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6728-2). When Kumo is assigned cloud duty for the day, she feels overwhelmed by self-doubt. Ages 4–8.

Night Lunch by Eric Fan, illus. by Dena Seiferling (Sept. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7057-2). A mysterious cook whips up midnight meals for fellow night owls in a lavish lunch cart while a hungry mouse looks on. Ages 4–8.

Star: The Bird Who Inspired Mozart by Mireille Messier, illus. by Matte Stephens (Oct. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6689-6). Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s chance encounter with a starling inspires him and leads him to become the famous musician we recognize today. Ages 4–8.

Too Many Pigs and One Big Bad Wolf: A Counting Story by Davide Cali, illus. by Marianna Balducci (Sept. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6991-0). The big bad wolf just wants to get to the end of the story, but a clever narrator has other ideas on how things should wrap up. Ages 4–8.

Babble! And How Punctuation Saved It by Caroline Adderson, illus. by Roman Muradov (Oct. 25, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6583-7). A village is torn apart by its residents’ inability to communicate, until a girl shares the gift of punctuation. Ages 7 and up.

Double O Stephen and the Ghostly Realm by Angela Ahn (Aug. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6827-2). Korean Canadian preteen Stephen gets more than he bargained for when he seeks out adventure in the ghostly realm. Ages 9–12.

Green Mountain Academy by Frances Greenslade (Sept. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6784-8). When a small plane goes missing during a winter storm, Francie sets out from her boarding school in the mountains to look for survivors. Ages 10–14.

The Everlasting Road by Wab Kinew (Jan. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6903-3). The boundaries between the virtual and the real world become dangerously blurred for an Indigenous girl struggling with the loss of her brother. Ages 12 and up.

Someone Is Always Watching by Kelley Armstrong (Jan. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7092-3). A group of teenagers had their traumatic memories erased as kids but now that they’re older, their pasts are catching up with them. Ages 12 and up.

Who Owns the Clouds? by Mario Brassard, illus. by Gérard DuBois (Jan. 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77488-021-0). Mila is overcome by painful recollections of leaving her childhood home during a war. Ages 12 and up.


How to Cat Books by Nicola Winstanley, illus. by Zoe Si, presents How to Teach Your Cat a Trick: In Five Easy Steps (Sept. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7061-9), ages 3–7. Who Wrote Classics adds Arthur Who Wrote Sherlock by Linda Bailey, illus. by Isabelle Follath (Oct. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6925-5), ages 5–9. The Adventures of Miss Petitfour by Anne Michaels, illus. by Emma Block, adds The Further Adventures of Miss Petitfour (Aug. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6821-0), ages 6–9. Narwhal and Jelly by Ben Clanton adds Narwhalicorn and Jelly (Oct. 4, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6672-8), ages 6–9. Pluto Rocket by Paul Gilligan, starring a friendly alien and a wise-cracking pigeon, blasts off with New in Town (Jan. 30, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7190-6, ages 6–9. Simon and Chester are back in Super Family! by Cale Atkinson (Nov. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7243-9), ages 6–9. Joining Weenie Featuring Frank and Beans by Maureen Fergus, illus. by Alexandra Bye, is The Pancake Problem (Jan. 24, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6794-7), ages 6–9. And Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen is back on the case in The Seaside Corpse by Marthe Jocelyn (Nov. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7082-4), ages 10 and up.


Santa Doesn’t Need Your Help by Kevin Maher, illus. by Joe Dator (Oct. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68442-916-5). Santa is determined to prove to the world that he can still do his job. Ages 4 and up.

Tyndale Kids

A Kiss Is Coming by Marilyn Janovitz (Oct. 4, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4964-7172-7). Various animal parents ask their babies to guess who will receive the kiss that’s coming. Ages up to 4.

Union Square & Co.

The Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster! by Mo Willems (Sept. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4686-1). Buckle up for twists, turns, and emotional loop-de-loops in this new installment of the Pigeon series. Ages 3–5.

Izmelda the Fairest Dragon of Them All! by Joan Marr (Jan. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4352-5). When Izmelda the dragon finally meets a real princess, she’s not what Izmelda was expecting. Ages 3–6.

I Cannot Draw a Horse by Charise Mericle Harper (Sept. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4594-9). A picture book attempts to draw a horse for a demanding cat, but each attempt turns into something else. Ages 3–8.

Love Is a Story by Todd Tarpley (Dec. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4418-8). Readers follow parents, grandparents, and a wide array of kids through all the seasons as they learn about the meaning of love. Ages 3 and up.

How to Eat a Book by Mrs. & Mr. MacLeod (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4544-4) tells the story of Sheila, Gerald, and Geraldine who are eaten by their books, and the fantastical events that follow. Ages 4–8.

The Ultimate Book of Dinosaurs by Diego Mattarelli et al. (Oct. 4, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4607-6) introduces the four main categories of dinosaurs
(carnivores, herbivores, pterosaurs, and aquatic) and provides descriptions of the key species from each group. Ages 7–10.

1-2-3-4, I Declare a Thumb War by Lisi Harrison and Daniel Kraus (Sept. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4454-6). A mysterious text message leads five friends from Misery Falls, Ore., to the cemetery—where the town’s most infamous killer is buried and where a storyteller meets them—in this kickoff to the Graveyard Girls series. Ages 8–12.

Nothing Interesting Ever Happens to Ethan Fairmont by Nick Brooks (Oct. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4557-4). In this series launch, self-proclaimed genius inventor Ethan Fairmont runs into an abandoned car factory to avoid a bully and stumbles across his ex-best friend, a new kid, and an extraterrestrial visitor, which sends them on an intergalactic rescue mission. Ages 8–12.

The Paper Museum by Kate S. Simpson (Sept. 20, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4383-9). Lydia moves into the Paper Museum with her uncle following the disappearance of her parents and makes a desperate attempt at filing a missing persons report, setting off a terrifying countdown. Ages 8–12.

Quest Kids and the Dragon Pants of Gold by Mark Leiknes (Sept. 13, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4625-0) begins a series in which a ragtag group led by overly optimistic Ned sets off on a quest to find the Golden-Fleeced Rage Beast, shave it, and make a really nice golden tracksuit to appease a furious dragon. Ages 8–12.

Rare Birds by Jeff Miller (Jan. 31, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4504-8). While Graham is stuck in Florida for the summer waiting for news regarding a heart transplant for his mother, he and a new friend enter a contest to find the endangered Snail Kite, which resides in the local gator-filled swamps. Ages 8–12.

The Second Death of Edie and Violet Bond by Amanda Glaze (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4678-6). After runaway twins/powerful mediums Edie and Violet join a traveling Spiritualist show, they learn that someone is hunting mediums, and they’re next. Ages 12–17.

Wait for Me by Sara Shepard (Nov. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4577-2). Casey Rhodes, a 17-year-old NYU sophomore, starts hearing voices, and flees to a remote beach town to sort through her thoughts and reset, but the voices only get more intense. Ages 14 and up.


Joining A Bear & Penguin Story by Rachael McLean are Let’s Hide! (Jan. 3, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4549-4369-3) and Let’s Jump! (Jan. 3, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4549-4370-9), ages up to 3. Superheroes Are Just Like Us by Shelly Becker expands with Even Superheroes Get Scared (Dec. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4342-6), ages 3–5. Mary Had a Little Glam by Tammi Sauer, illus. by Vanessa Brantley-Newton, rolls out Mary Had a Little Plan (Sept. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-3303-8), ages 3–7. Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast by Josh Funk, illus. by Brendan Kearney, serves up The Great Caper Caper (Sept. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4363-1), ages 4–8. Aven Green takes center stage in Aven Green Music Machine by Dusti Bowling, illus. by Gina Perry (Aug. 9, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4222-1), ages 6–8.

Univ. of Minnesota

One Winter Up North by John Owens (Sept. 27, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-5179-1292-5) takes readers on a journey through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in winter, snowshoeing the frozen lakes and silent forest with family, and encountering the wonders of northern wildlife in the cold season. Ages 3–10.


Rain Falling on Embers by Liana Gardner (Oct. 4, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64548-090-7). In this series debut, 13-year-old Katie is sent to live with her uncle following her father’s death, and is abducted and left in the wilderness as a storm approaches. Ages 9–12.

Vesuvian/Black Spot

Trick or Treat, Alistair Gray by Lindy Ryan, illus. by Timea Gazdag (Aug. 16, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64548-115-7), tells the story of Alistair Gray who, after leaving a school carnival, learns the true spirit of Halloween. Ages 5–10.


Of Cages and Crowns by Brianna Joy Crump (Nov. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-990259-02-9). A girl with innate magical powers is forced into a competition resulting in either her death or the right to become queen. Ages 12 and up.

Until We Break by Matthew Dawkins (Sept. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-990259-69-2; $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-989365-87-8). Naomi, the only Black student at her ballet academy, is injured and reeling from the death of her best friend when she meets a street artist named Saint, whose social justice messages spark something in her. Ages 14 and up.


Down World by Rebecca Phelps adds Yesterworld (Dec. 6, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-990259-26-5), ages 13 and up. Dark Tides (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-990259-31-9) joins Kingdom of Bones by Kimberly Vale, ages 14–17.

Wattpad/Webtoon Unscrolled

Tower of God by S.I.U. (Nov. 22, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-990259-76-0; $18.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-990259-90-6). In this series launch, Twenty-Fifth Bam must journey skyward in a mysterious tower if he has any chance of reuniting with his best friend Rachel, even if that means facing his own death. Ages 13 and up.

True Beauty by Yaongyi (Nov. 8, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-990259-75-3; $18.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-990259-89-0) follows a high schooler who sees her social standing skyrocket when she masters the art of makeup from YouTube; but how long can she keep her true identity a secret? Ages 13 and up.

Wayne State Univ.


African American Life presents Nothing Special by Desiree Cooper, illus. by Bec Sloane (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8143-4973-1), ages 3–12.

Welbeck Children’s

Where Does My Food Come From? The Story of How Your Favorite Food Is Made by Annabel Karmel, illus. by Alex Willmore (Oct. 25, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-912-6), provides information on how popular foods are grown and made, and includes recipes for each. Ages 4–6.

The No-Dig Children’s Gardening Book by Charles Dowding (Jan. 17, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-919-5). Gardening projects without heavy digging are broken down into easy, step-by-step processes. Ages 5–8.

Superheroes Always Fight Back... or Do They? by Kate Thompson, illus. by Clare Elsom (Sept. 13, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-78312-877-8). Grandpa shows Arthur that most superheroes save the day by being kind. Ages 5–8.

Land of Giants: The Biggest Beasts That Ever Roamed the Earth by Clive Gifford, illus by Howard Gray (Aug. 23, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-850-1), looks at the largest creatures on Earth, past and present, including both the biggest overall and the species that grew significantly larger than others of their kind. Ages 6–8.

Trash Craft: Upcycling Craft Projects for Toilet Rolls, Cereal Boxes, Egg Cartons and More by Sara Stanford (Sept. 6, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-78312-909-6) features simple craft projects using common household materials. Ages 6–8.

Earth Clock: The History of Our Planet in 24 Hours by Tom Jackson, illus. by Nic Jones (Aug. 9, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-849-5), depicts an illustrated geologic history of Earth on a 24-hour scale, from the formation of the planet at 00:00 until modern humans appear at just four seconds to midnight. Ages 8–12.


Maker serves up Maker Studio: Fun Science and Tech Projects for Young Designers by Alison Buxton and Zoe Bateman (Aug. 9, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-851-8) presents projects that teach science, technology, and design skills. Ages 10–14.

Welbeck Editions

Let’s Play Soccer! by Ben Lerwill, illus. by Marina Ruiz (Jan. 24, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-80338-043-8), focuses on the joys of the game rather than rules or skills. Ages 3–5.

When Poems Fall from the Sky by Zaro Weil, illus. by Junli Song (Oct. 5, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-80338-059-9), is an anthology of 28 nature poems published in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew. Ages 3–7.

Invitation to the Ballet by Charlotte Guillain, illus. by Helen Shoesmith (Sept. 6, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-80338-039-1), serves up a behind-the-scenes, between-performances look at the ballet, featuring lesser known areas and departments of a theatre and troupe. Ages 6–8.

Bright New World: How to Make a Happy Planet by Cindy Forde, illus. by Bethany Lord (Sept. 6, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-80338-047-6), offers a glimpse into a future in which today’s children have grown up and tackled the world’s most pressing social and environmental problems; the book includes profiles of today’s scientists, innovators, and entrepreneurs working on climate change solutions. Ages 8–12.

Marvelous Maps by Simon Kuestenmacher (Oct. 25, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-80338-042-1) delivers a treasure trove of quirky and essential data, presented in map form. Ages 8–12.

Welbeck Flame

Call the Puffins by Cath Howe, illus. by Ella Okstad (Jan. 24, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-80130-051-3). A group of young puffins are training to join a search and rescue team in this series debut. Ages 5–8.

My Mom Is a Spy by Andy McNab, illus by Nathan Reed (Sept. 6, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-80130-030-8). In this series kick-off, Lucia is convinced that her friend Idris’s mother is a spy. Ages 7–10.


Luma and the Pet Dragon by Leah Mohammed, illus. by Loretta Schauer, continues with Luma and the Hiccuping Dragon (Aug. 9, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-80130-028-5), ages 5–8. And The After School Detective Club teams up again for The Mystery in the Marshes by Mark Dawson, illus. by Ben Mantle (Jan. 24, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-80130-049-0), ages 8–12.

Welbeck/Orange Mosquito

On the Move: The Fold-Out Book That Takes You on a Journey by Mia Cassany, illus. by Susie Hammer (Oct. 4, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-914519-42-0), transforms into a street mat for imaginative play involving cars, trucks, buses, and more. Ages 3–5.

Santa’s Trip: The Fold-Out Book That Takes You on a Journey by Mia Cassany, illus. by Hammer (Oct. 4, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-914519-46-8), allows readers to discover what goes on in Santa’s workshop on the busiest night of the year. Ages 3–5.

Colorful Kingdom: How Animals Use Color to Surprise and Survive by Anna Omedes, illus. by Laura Fraile (Oct. 25, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-914519-24-6), explores how animals use color to achieve various goals. Ages 6–8.

Undercover Birds (Oct. 18, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-914519-54-3) and Undercover Bugs (Oct. 18, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-914519-50-5) by Mia Cassany, illus. by Gemma Pérez, are die-cut books showcasing the behaviors and habitats of various birds and insects. Ages 7–10.

Illustrated Botany: The Virtual Plant Museum by Carmen Soria (Sept. 20, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-914519-34-5) presents a collection of illustrations from the 17th and 18th centuries, accompanied by scientific details from biologist Soria. Ages 8–12.

Majestic Mountains: Discover Earth’s Mighty Peaks (Sept. 6, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-914519-30-7) and Majestic Oceans: Discover the World Beneath the Waves (Sept. 6, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-914519-32-1) by Mia Cassany, illus. by Marcos Navarro. These large format books transport readers to inaccessible places high in the mountains and underwater to discover the animals that live there. Ages 8–12.

West Margin

My Name Is Not Ed Tug by Amy Nielander (Oct. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5131-3487-1). Edimorwhitimormili-gimmus Tug is determined to teach his classmates and teacher about the important family stories behind his superlong name. Ages 5–8.

When Words Have Power by Lisa Chong, illus. by Kaitlin Yang (Oct. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5131-3485-7), follows a boy as he learns how a word that may seem funny to one person can be hurtful to another. Ages 6–9.


The Zee Files by Tina Wells expands with Girl/Friend (Sept. 6, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5132-0947-0), illus. by Iliana Galvez; and A Very Malibu Vacay, illus. by Sharifa Patrick (Nov. 15, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5132-0946-3), ages 9–12.

What on Earth

The Longest, Shortest Day: How Children Experience the Solstice Around the World by Jen Breach (Oct. 4, $20.99, ISBN 978-1-913750-78-7) explores the daily lives of children around the world through the solstice—the longest day and night of the year. Ages 3–7.

Where in the World Are You? by Marie G. Rohde (Sept. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-913750-76-3). A mischievous pet cat leads a journey of discovery that encourages young readers to think about their place in the world. Ages 5–9.

Human Kindness: True Stories of Compassion and Generosity That Changed the World by John Francis, illus. by Josy Bloggs (Sept. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-912920-32-7), offers stories of kindness from around the world and throughout history. Ages 8–12.

White Star

Hidden Jungle by Cristina Banfi (Nov. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-88-544-1878-3). Readers can find the animals hidden in each scene using the “flashlight” included in the book. Ages 5 and up.

The Great Book of Dragon Legends by Tea Orsi (Jan. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-88-544-1836-3) features 16 short stories about dragons in myths and legends from around the globe. Ages 7 and up.

The Secret Lives of Queens and Kings by Veruska Motta (Nov. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-88-544-1875-2) spotlights the odd behavior and unusual facts about 18 kings and queens throughout history. Ages 8 and up.


Baby’s First Library, illus. by Agnese Baruzzi, builds with At Home (Oct. 11, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-88-544-1882-0), Let’s Get Dressed (Oct. 11, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-88-544-1881-3), and Shapes (Oct. 11, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-88-544-1880-6), ages up to 1.

Albert Whitman

Ava’s Homemade Hanukkah by Geraldine Woberg, illus. by Julia Seal (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0495-6). A girl learns about her family history as she creates her own personalized Hanukkah menorah. Ages 4–8.

Bonnie’s New Old Outfit by Madison Moore, illus. by Danielle Bennett (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1010-0). Bonnie learns to use maker techniques like embroidery, knitting, and natural dyes to turn her old clothes into something new, original, and perfect for her catwalk to the bus stop. Ages 4–8.

Chocolate Chirp Cookies by Jenny Goebel, illus. by Angie Alape and Marc Monés Cera (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1143-5). This introduction to insects as a sustainable food source encourages readers to try new things. Ages 4–8.

Gracie Brings Back Bubbe’s Smile by Jane Sutton, illus. by Debby Rahmalia (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1023-0). Gracie and her grandmother move past a shared loss together. Ages 4–8.

Just Wild Enough: Mireya Mayor, Primatologist by Marta Magellan, illus. by Clémentine Rocheron (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-4085-5), profiles primatologist and explorer Mayor from her childhood in Miami, to being a Miami Dolphins cheerleader, to the wilds of Madagascar where she persuaded the prime minister to protect a new species of lemur. Ages 4–8.

Malik’s Number Thoughts: A Story About OCD by Natalie Rompella, illus. by Alessia Girasole (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-4950-6). A determined boy works on his OCD with a focus on management of the disorder rather than diagnosis. Ages 4–8.

Remembering Mom’s Kubbat Halab by Medeia Sharif, illus. by Paran Kim (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-6932-0), conveys the sorrow of losing a loved one and shows that it is possible to move beyond the pain. Ages 4–8.

Santiago’s Dinosaurios by Mariana Ríos Ramírez, illus. by Udayana Lugo (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7230-6). Even though he doesn’t speak English, Santiago finds a way to connect to his new classmates—through dinosaurios. Ages 4–8.

Dad’s Girlfriend and Other Anxieties by Kellye Crocker (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1421-4) highlights changing family dynamics and relationships when two families combine. Ages 9–12.


A Chip & Ben Book by Charles Beyl ramps up with My Friend Ben and the First Snow (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-5470-8), ages 4–8. Digby and the Construction Crew by Jodie Parachini, illus. by John Joven, debuts with Axel’s First Day (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1589-1) and Dig It, Digby! (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1587-7), ages 4–8. Joining The Grand Bug Hotel by Parachini, illus. by Bryony Clarkson, are Flicker Plays Hide-and-Surprise (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-2521-0) and Flicker’s Garden Rescue (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-2517-3), ages 4–8. Imagine This! welcomes Sleep by Barbara Herkert, illus. by Daniel Long (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7435-5) and Water by Doe Boyle, illus. by Ana Miminoshvili (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-8669-3), ages 4–8. Kid Scientist by Sue Fliess, illus. by Mia Powell, picks up Astronauts on the Space Station (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-4153-1) and Insect Experts in the Rain Forest (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-4147-0), ages 4–8. Ruby Celebrates! by Laura Gehl, illus. by Olga Ivanov and Aleksey Ivanov, greets The Not-Quite-Perfect Passover (Jan. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7169-9) and The Purim Panic (Jan. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7180-4), ages 4–8.

Science Makes It Work by Catherine Stier, illus. by Francesca Rosa, rolls out Growing Food in the Garden (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7271-9) and A Perfect Paper Plane (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7273-3), ages 4–8. Tell Me Why by Robert E. Wells, illus. by Patrick Corrigan, delivers The Molecules That Make You You (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7774-5) and The Moon Is More Than a Night-Light (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-5275-9), ages 4–8. Chapter book series Abby in Orbit by Andrea J. Loney, illus. by Fuuji Takashi, prepares for launch with Blast Off! (Sept. 1, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0099-6) and Space Race (Sept. 1, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0097-2), ages 7–10. The Tinkerers by Patricia Lakin, illus. by Anastasiia Drakova, gains Soaring Success (Sept. 1, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7957-2), ages 7–10. New to The Jessie Files by Stacia Deutsch is A Dramatic Disappearance (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-3792-3), ages 9–12. And Science in Action issues Vaccines Change the World by Gillian King-Cargile, illus. by Sandie Sonke (Oct. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-8481-1), ages 9–12.


ADHD Is My Superpower: A Story Celebrating Neurodiversity by Samantha Bernstein (Aug. 1, $28.25, ISBN 978-1-5081-9965-6). A girl celebrates the ways that her ADHD makes her unique and explores how neurodiversity can be a strength. Ages 4–8.

All Except Winston by Rochelle Brunton, illus. by Nicoletta Bertelle (Aug. 1, $28.25, ISBN 978-1-5081-9944-1). The other giraffes ignore Winston, but when danger looms, he steps in and saves the dayAges 4–8.

Aunt Grizelda’s Fairy Tales of the Unexpected by Anna Best, illus. by Natallia Pavaliayeva (Aug. 1, $28.25, ISBN 978-1-5081-9932-8). Eight classic fairy tales, including “Rapunzel” and “The Three Billy Goats Gruff,” are retold in rhyme with humorous twists. Ages 4–8.

Big Dog and Squiz by Lloyd Sherratt, illus. by Lynne Hudson (Aug. 1, $28.25, ISBN 978-1-5081-9924-3). The benefits of friendship between Big Dog and Squiz, a squirrel, seem unequal, until Squiz proves that he can protect his much larger and stronger friend. Ages 4–8.

Boris the Boastful Frog by Karen Hodgson, illus. by Steve Cox (Aug. 1, $28.25, ISBN 978-1-5081-9916-8). A boastful frog learns that showing off can have consequences. Ages 4–8.

The Curious Tiger by Catherine Veitch, illus. by Jean Claude (Aug. 1, $25.60, ISBN 978-1-5081-9952-6). Tejas the tiger cub explores the mangrove forests of India with his mother and develops a respect for nature. Ages 4–8.

Do Not Disturb the Dragon by David Guy, illus. by Menno Wittebrood (Aug. 1, $28.25, ISBN 978-1-5081-9920-5), is a fable about how people can have a harmful effect on the environment, told through the story of townspeople finding and destroying a dragon’s home in an old forest. Ages 4–8.

I-go Robot by Gill McLean (Aug. 1, $28.25, ISBN 978-1-5081-9948-9). A hopeful robot readies the planet for the return of humans. Ages 4–8.

Princess Charlie Saves the Day! by Fran Bromage, illus. by Sarah Jennings (Aug. 1, $25.60, ISBN 978-1-5081-9956-4). Brave and daring Charlie, who does not behave like a proper princess, defeats an evil witch who has cast a spell on her palace. Ages 4–8.

The Shmoogly Boo by Eileen Wharton, illus. by David Walker (Aug. 1, $28.25, ISBN 978-1-5081-9900-7). A hapless monster tries to scare young Harry, but fails humorously with each attempt. Ages 4–8.

That Morning by Toño Malpica, illus. by Luis San Vicente (Aug. 1, $31.25, ISBN 978-1-5081-9936-6). Two monsters who are friends work through their feelings of shame and loneliness caused by a falling-out that happened the day before. Ages 4–8.

Three Silly Chickens by Tanya Fenton (Aug. 1, $28.25, ISBN 978-1-5081-9912-0). Chickens Nora, Dora, and Flora continuously bicker over which of them is the most beautiful. Ages 4–8.

Where Is My Bear? by Darcy Coxall and Menno Wittebrood (Aug. 1, $28.25, ISBN 978-1-5081-9928-1). After discovering that his teddy bear is missing, a boy encounters various creatures who join in his search. Ages 4–8.

Zoo on the Moon by David Walker (Aug. 1, $28.25, ISBN 978-1-5081-9904-5) offers an exploration of fantastical animals—penguins that look like snails, laughing giraffes—that live in the moon zoo. Ages 4–8.


Meltdown: Discover Earth’s Irreplaceable Glaciers and Learn What You Can Do to Save Them by Anita Sanchez, illus. by Lily Padula (Dec. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5235-0950-8), gives readers an overview of glaciers and how important they are, and sounds an alarm bell with actionable steps for kids and their families to reduce their carbon footprints and save the environment. Ages 8–12.


Indestructibles builds with Old MacDonald Had a Farm (Dec. 13, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5235-1773-2) and The Wheels on the Bus (Dec. 13, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5235-1772-5), by Vanja Kragulj, illus. by Amy Pixton, ages up to 3.


Wreck the Halls by Melinda Rathjen, illus. by Gareth Williams (Oct. 4, board, $7.99, ISBN 9781546002260). Trucks and construction vehicles try to bring a little Christmas spirit by decorating for the holiday, but a chaotic, albeit fun, disaster ensues in this silly tale packed with puns and festive cheer. Ages 2–5.

The World’s Longest Sock by Juliann Law (Nov. 1, $17.99, ISBN 9781546002581), about a cross-continental knitting competition that will have kids dreaming about breaking world records of their own—and learning that unity is the prize of all. Ages 4-7.

A Door Made for Me by Tyler Merritt, illus. by Lonnie Ollivierre (Sept. 13, $17.99, ISBN 9781546012566). From the activist behind the viral video Before You Call the Cops and the 2021 release I Take My Coffee Black, this picture book addresses the issue of racial equality through the eyes of a boy who experiences prejudice for the first time—and a grandfather who offers love and acceptance. Ages 5–8.

The Inkwell Chronicles: The Ink of Elspet by J.D. Peabody (Sept. 13, $16.99, ISBN 9781546001980). This debut middle-grade fantasy involves magic ink, a secret society, and a boy learning what it means to have courage. Ages 8–12.


Swoop and Soar: How Science Rescued Two Osprey Orphans and Found Them a New Family in the Wild by Deborah Lee Rose and Jane Veltkamp (Sept. 5, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-943978-56-4) tells the true story of how scientists found two orphaned osprey chicks a new family and a home in the wild. Ages 5–13.


A Dog’s Guide to Being Human by Shanna Silva, illus. by Agnès Ernoult (Aug. 23, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-953458-44-5). A dog shares hard-earned wisdom about living a happy life with his human family. Ages 4–7.

The Gentle Bulldozer by Amy Baron, illus. by Rogério Coelho (Aug. 16, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-953458-21-6). A powerful bulldozer is off to find his true purpose. Ages 4–7.

The Return of Teddy by Marcia Choo, illus. by Xinyi Yao (Aug. 16, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-953458-42-1). Toy knight Teddy goes on an epic adventure to save his friend Cinderella who has gone missing in the middle of the night. Ages 4–7.

The Curious Detective: A Zoo of Mistakes by Alex Patrick (Aug. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-953458-36-0) challenges readers to help Alice and Billy investigate each part of the zoo and figure out what’s not right. Ages 5–8.

The Second in the World to Discover Evolution: Alfred Russel Wallace (Aug. 16, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-953458-38-4) and The Second in the World to Invent Telephone: Elisha Gray (Aug. 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-953458-40-7) by Farren Phillips introduce a scientist and inventor who were less well-known for their important contributions. Ages 6–10.

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