100 First Words for Little Cowpokes by Christopher Robbins, illus. by Gareth Williams (Sept. 5, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-989-7), introduces cowboy/cowgirl-related words from pop culture and history. Ages up to 3.
A Is for Australia (Jan. 2, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-902-6) and Let’s Count Australia (Jan. 2, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-903-3) by Ann Ingalls are two concept primers spotlighting Australian landmarks, animals, plants, and more. Ages up to 3.
Women in Science Who Changed the World by Heidi Poleman, illus. by Angie Alape (Sept. 5, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-645-2), offers an introduction to women from around the world who made strides in science. Ages 2–4.
The Littlest Weaver by Robin Hall, illus. by Stella Lim (Oct. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-977-4). A young Appalachian weaver and her father help a lonely newcomer embrace his feelings of grief and eventually find space for joy and community. Ages 4–6.
They Lead: The Wolf Pack by June Smalls, illus. by Yumi Shimokawara (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-974-3), takes a close look at the grey wolf life cycle and family pack dynamic. Ages 4–6.
How Does Our Food Grow? by Brooke Jorden, illus. by Kay Widdowson (Aug. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-991-0), uses verse and accessible language to introduce concepts like sustainable food sourcing and biodiversity. Ages 4–7.
My House, My Family by C. Hope Flinchbaugh, illus. by Laurel Aylesworth (Aug. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-993-4), provides a look at diverse families and their homes. Ages 4–7.
The Phone Book: Stay Safe, Be Smart, and Make the World Better with the Powerful Device in Your Hand by Jessica Speer, illus. by Lesley Imgart (Aug. 8, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64170-990-3), is a guide to phone and internet safety for teens and tweens with quizzes, real-life stories, and more. Ages 8–13.
ABC Primer goes to the head of the class with D Is for Dinosaur by Christopher Robbins, illus. by Volha Kaliaha (Nov. 7, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64170-987-3), ages up to 3. And Monster Diaries gains Marvin’s Monster Diary 5: ADHD Self-Esteem Blues by Raun Melmed, illus. by Arief Kriembonga (Sept. 12, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64170-739-8), ages 5–7.
Potatoes for Pirate Pearl by Jennifer Concepcion, illus. by Chloe Burgett (Sept. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-948898-15-7). Pirate Pearl and her parrot Petunia travel to Farmer Fay’s potato farm and learn how potatoes are planted, grown and harvested. Ages 4–9.
Animal Eyes: How Creatures See and How Their Eyes Have Adapted to Their World by Françoise Vulpe (Sept. 15, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-228-10413-1) reveals facts about the biology and features of the eyes of 40 of the world’s most interesting animal and creatures. Ages 9–12.
Best Amigas by Patricia Santos Marcantonio (Nov. 14, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64603-373-7) tells a tale of summer and friendship in a small southwestern town. Ages 9–12.
If You Meet the Devil, Don’t Shake Hands by Sylvia Whitman (Sept. 19, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64603-376-8). Twelve-year-old Gavin grapples with the consequences of swapping bodies with his best friend’s grandfather Ages 9–12.
Junior Miles and the Junkman by Kevin Carey (Sept. 26, $15.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64603-367-6). An enigmatic tin man crafted by his artist father helps young Junior overcome his grief after his dad’s death. Ages 9–12.
Just Snow Already! by Howard McWilliam (Sept. 1, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-947277-98-4). When the forecast calls for snow, a single-minded boy only looks up to the sky, thereby missing the comical chaos occurring down on his street. Ages 3–5.
Be More Dog by Caroline Crowe, illus. by Carlos Velez (Oct. 3, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-832-8). Sam the dog helps his owner and best friend find happiness and joy in the small everyday things. Ages 3–7.
I Will Swim Next Time by Emily Joof, illus. by Matilda Ruta (Sept. 5, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-829-8). A child gradually overcomes their fear of the water in this story about taking time and listening to yourself. Ages 3–7.
One Christmas in Our Building: A Very Merry Mystery by Johanna Lindemann, illus. by Andrea Stegmaier (Sept. 19, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-861-8). When the turkey for Christmas dinner goes missing, a girl’s neighbors save the day by offering their own festive traditions. Ages 3–7.
Dance by Uncle Ian Aurora, illus. by Natalia Moore (Nov. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-2775-9). This interactive rhyming story introduces unique dances from cultures around the world. Ages 2–5.
Patrick Yee’s 123 Book (Nov. 14, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4867-2415-4) and Patrick Yee’s A-Z Book (Nov. 14, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4867-2414-7) by Patrick Yee present these early concepts for preschoolers. Ages 3–6.
Alphabeasts: A Monstrously Fun Alphabet Book by Hazel Quintanilla (Sept. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-2781-0) explores files on Alphabeasts from A to Z at the Monsterlovers Headquarters. Ages 4–7.
Balloon Art Books blows up with ABC: Balloon Art by Masayoshi Matsumoto (Oct. 17, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4867-2782-7), ages up to 4. Flip & Funny offers Animal Jokes (Oct. 17, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4867-2788-9) and Jokes That Go (Oct. 17, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4867-2789-6) by Zach Matheson, illus. by Mark Kummer, ages 2–6. Seek & Find welcomes Seek & Find Picture Dictionary: Over 500 Pictures to Seek and Find and Over 1,000 Words to Learn!, illus. by Juan Amadeo (Sept. 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-2776-6), ages 6–8. And joining How Do? are How Do Scientists Ask Questions? A Book About the Scientific Method by Madeline J. Hayes, illus. by Srimalie Bassani (Sept. 5, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-2774-2; $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4867-2893-0) and How Do You Share with Your Friends? A Math Book About Fractions, Decimals, & Percents by Lucy D. Hayes, illus. by Bassani (Sept. 5, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-2585-4; $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4867-2780-3), ages 7–10.
I’m Fabulous Crab by Nicki Greenberg (Sept. 19, $19, ISBN 978-1-947888-43-2). Tired of his dull life on the dim ocean floor, Henry the crab vows to reinvent himself as blingy and bedazzled. Ages 3–7.
Max and the Purple Worry by Kitty Black, illus. by Jess Rose (Sept. 5, $19, ISBN 978-1-947888-42-5). Max learns to how to deal with anxiety, which is personified by a purple meerkat named Worry. Ages 3–7.
Psalms of Wonder: Poems from the Beloved Book of Songs by Carey Wallace, illus. by Khoa Le (Oct. 3, $20, ISBN 978-1-947888-34-0), features original poems and artwork inspired by the the biblical book of Psalms. Ages 6–12.
Focus on the Family
Otter B returns for Otter B Friendly by Pamela Kennedy and Anne Kennedy Brady, illus. by Aaron Zenz (Oct. 3, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-64607-043-5), ages 3–5. Magnificent Mulligans gains Smoke in the Air! by Bill Myers (Sept. 5, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64607-119-7), ages 8–12. New to Young Whit by Dave Arnold and Phil Lollar are Young Whit and the Cloth of Contention (Aug. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58997-454-8) and Young Whit and the Phantasmic Confabulator (Aug. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58997-453-1), ages 10–12. High Water by Tim Shoemaker takes on The Second Storm (Nov. 7, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64607-097-8), ages 12 and up. And Riverbend Friends by C.J. Darlington adds Heart of Belonging (Nov. 7, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64607-089-3), ages 12 and up.
How to Bird by Rasha Hamid (Oct. 10, $17.99, ISBN 979-88-85540-34-6). Featuring the skyline and natural spaces of New York City, this book invites children to explore birdwatching, with each page showing a new birding strategy. Ages 3–8.
Tap and Rap, Move and Groove by Connie Bergstein Dow, illus. by Debbie Palen (Oct. 10, $16.99, ISBN 979-88-85540-52-0), presents rhythmic chants for children to move and dance to. Ages 3–8.
Dear Dad: Love, Nelson: The Story of One Boy and His Incarcerated Father by Margarett McBride, illus. by David Wilkerson (Oct. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-681-9). Nelson’s letters to his incarcerated father help them stay connected even while they’re apart. Ages 5–10.
I Think I Think a Lot by Jessica Whipple, illus. by Josée Bisaillon (Aug. 29, $17.99, ISBN 979-88-85540-08-7). Agirl notices, and celebrates, her way of looking at and experiencing the world. Ages 5–10.
Blaze Your Own Trail: Ideas for Teens to Find and Pursue Your Purpose by Justin Ashley (Oct. 31, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63198-728-1) empowers teens to build their own paths with strategies that encourage self-discovery, autonomy, and connection. Ages 13 and up.
Toddler Tools ramps up with Wiggly Time by Elizabeth Verdick, illus. by Marieka Heinlen (Oct. 10, $9.99 board book, ISBN 979-88-85540-06-3), ages 1–4. And Food Justice Books for Kids releases Frankie Versus the Food Phantom by Erik Talkin, illus. by Laura Ramos (Oct. 10, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-743-4), and Jesse and the Snack Food Genie by Talkin, illus. by Maine Diaz (Oct. 10, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-740-3), ages 5–9.
Look: A Tummy Time Book by Gavin Bishop (Aug. 1, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-77657-501-5) is a wordless concertina board book of big, bright faces designed for babies’ tummy time. Ages up to 1.
Have You Seen Dinosaur? by David Barrow (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-513-8). A boy, a dog, and an elephant search a dramatic cityscape for a dinosaur that’s surprisingly good at hiding. Ages 3–5.
Fodo Dodo Goes Fishing by Édouard Manceau (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-503-9). Silly animals Fodo Dodo and Noodle make the most of playtime in the bath. Ages 3–6.
George and Tao by Claude DuBois (Sept. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-525-1). George the puppy and Tao the kitten share the ups and downs of new friendship. Ages 3–6.
A Bird Day by Eva Lindström (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-527-5) spotlights a day in the life of a funny bird family.
The Remarkables by Clotilde Perrin (Jan. 1, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-504-6). This large-format volume features portraits of 40 extraordinary imaginary children with descriptions of each one’s superpower. Ages 5–9.
To the Ice by Thomas Tidholm, illus. by Anna-Clara Tidholm (Nov. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-507-7). While playing on an ice floe in the creek, Ida, Max, and Jack suddenly find themselves floating away—all the way to Antarctica, with just a box, a branch, and some sandwiches. Ages 6–9.
When Dad’s Hair Took Off by Jörg Möhle. (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-520-6). Dad gives chase when his hair takes off to see the world without him. Ages 6–9.
Mostly Me by Collin Hall, illus. by Crystal Dawn Chaffee (Sept. 18, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-7372404-7-1). Written and illustrated by two biracial storytellers, this rhyming picture book follows a blue-green character on a journey of self-discovery that mirrors navigating biracial identity. Ages 3 and up.
Composting for Community by Michael Martinez, illus. by Hannah Abbo (Nov. 10, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-7372404-8-8). In this picture book written by the executive director of LA Compost, a boy’s father teaches him the importance of composting, the impact of landfills on the environment, and the role we all play—no matter our age—in fighting the climate emergency. Ages 4 and up.
How to Hatch a Reader by Kari Ann Gonzalez, illus. by Rachel Suzanne (Aug. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-957655-05-5). When the chickens in the coop start begging for more books, a child pulls out all the right tools to teach their feathered friends to read. Ages 4–8.
In a Cave by Heather Ferranti Kinser, illus. by Bonnie Kelso (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-957655-18-5). Two young explorers and their guide journey into a subterranean world filled with cave-dwelling creatures. Ages 4–8.
My Piano by Jen Fier Jasinski, illus. by Anita Bagdi (Sept. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-957655-16-1) explores the workings of a grand piano through the eyes of a young musician preparing for recital. Ages 4–8.
Old to Joy by Anita Crawford Clark (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-957655-06-2). Young Joy struggles to find value in all the old things at her grandmother’s house until Grandmama patiently helps her appreciate them. Ages 4–8.
Tango Red Riding Hood by Rachel Hobbs, illus. by Carolina Vázquez (Sept. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-957655-14-7). In this twist on the fairy tale, Moni sets off to Abuela’s house, but can’t resist the magical rhythm that calls to her in the woods, where she encounters Lobo and his bandoneón. Ages 4–8.
I Love You from Here to Heaven Above by Michelle Medlock Adams and Cecil Stokes, illus. by Jonathan Bouw (Oct. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68099-890-0) is aimed at helping Christian parents describe how much they love their children through more than a dozen analogies from the Bible. Ages 3–6.
5-Minute Jesus Stories by Diego Jourdan Pereira (Sept. 26, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68099-894-8) presents 40 succinct, illustrated stories from the New Testament about Jesus’s life and ministry. Ages 6–12.
Sheep Says Shalom by Ann D. Koffsky (Aug. 1, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-78438-907-9). Sheep experiments with the three different meanings of the Hebrew word shalom—hello, goodbye, and peace—as she goes about her day on the farm. Ages up to 4.
This Is My Shabbat by Chris Barash, illus. by Aviel Basil (Nov. 30, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-78438-765-5). A boy and his beagle puppy Ellie spend Shabbat with family and friends enjoying a day in the sun. Ages 3–5.
Barefoot in the Sand by Hava Divon, illus. by Rotem Teplow, trans. by Gilah Kahn-Hoffman (Oct. 30, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-78438-926-0). Saul’s boyhood dream of traveling to Israel comes true. Ages 4–8.
Ben’s Bonkers Bar Mitzvah by Ivor Baddiel, illus. by Zoom Rockman (Nov. 30, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-78438-921-5). Ben has made a list of everything that could possibly go wrong at his bar mitzvah, but even he didn’t foresee that the shul might disappear just days before the celebration. Ages 8–11.
The Walking School Bus by Aaron Friedland, Ndileka Mandela, illus. by Andrew Jackson Obol (Oct. 17, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-469-3). Siblings Shaka and Nandi are determined to find a safe way to get to school when their father can no longer walk them there. Ages 4–8.
Imagine a Garden: Stories of Courage Changing the World by Rina Singh, illus. by Hoda Hadadi (Sept. 26, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-713-7). Singh shares seven real-life stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things for their communities amid war, poverty, and violence. Ages 6–10.
Butterfly Wings: A Hopeful Story About Climate Anxiety by Samuel Larochelle, illus. by Eve Patenaude, trans. by Arielle Aaronson (Sept. 26, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77840-082-7), serves as a social-emotional learning tool for parents and teachers to talk about climate change with kids. Ages 8–14.
Rise Up and Sing! Power, Protest, and Activism in Music by Andrea Warner, illus. by Louise Reimer (Oct. 17, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-898-1), introduces some of the musicians, past and present, who have made a difference both on stage and off in the fight for social justice. Ages 12 and up.
David Suzuki Institute by David Suzuki and Tanya Lloyd Kyi, illus. by Qin Leng, ramps up with Bompa’s Insect Expedition (Sept. 19, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-882-0), ages 4–8. And Science Adventure Club blasts off with Super Space Weekend: Adventures in Astronomy by Gaëlle Alméras, trans. by David Warriner (Oct. 3, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77840-109-1), ages 7–12.
Greystone Kids/Aldana Libros
The Shade Tree by Suzy Lee (Sept. 5, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77840-018-6) retells a Korean folk tale about a young traveler who outwits a rich, selfish man to ensure that villagers will always be able to rest in the shade of a magnificent tree. Ages 4–10.
Where Can We Go? A Tale of Four Bears by Dai Yun, illus. by Igor Oleynikov, trans. by Helen Mixter (Sept. 12, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-981-0), tells the story of four polar bears searching for a new place to live when they can no longer find food in their Arctic home. Ages 4–10.
Because I Already Loved You by Andrée-Anne Cyr, illus. by Bérengère Delaporte (Aug. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-973-9), looks at stillbirth and grief told through the eyes of a child. Ages 3–6.
Maybe a Whale by Kirsten Pendreigh, illus. by Crystal Smith (Aug. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-664-6). After Grandpa dies, a girl and her mother take the trip he had planned for her, kayaking along the Pacific coast to look for the whales that he loved. Ages 3–6.
Animals Come Out by Susan Vande Griek, illus. by Josée Bisaillon (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-675-2). This series of poems describes the many animals that emerge from the woods, the hills, and the skies when humans are not around. Ages 3–7.
Hopscotch by Marie-Louise Gay (Aug. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-843-5). When her family must move once more, Ophelia uses her imagination to make magic out of a scary situation. Ages 3–7.
The Little Green Envelope by Gillian Sze, illus. by Claudine Crangle (Aug. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-681-3). When Olive’s grandfather suggests she write a letter to her friend who has moved away, a little green envelope hopes that it will be chosen to carry the letter to its destination. Ages 3–7.
My Mother Was a Nanny by Laura James (Sept. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-830-5). In a tale inspired by the author’s childhood, a narrator recalls what it was like growing up with her mother, who was a nanny caring for other people’s children, but who was always thinking about her own. Ages 3–7.
The Pet Store Window by Jairo Buitrago, illus. by Rafael Yockteng, trans. by Elisa Amado (Oct. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-459-8). Ana looks out the pet store window alongside the store’s last remaining animals for sale—a dog, a hedgehog, and a mouse—after the store has been sold to a developer. Ages 3–7.
Skating Wild on an Inland Sea by Jean E. Pendziwol, illus. by Todd Stewart (Oct. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-704-9). This story in verse describes the exhilarating experience of skating on the wild ice of Lake Superior. Ages 3–7.
Robot, Unicorn, Queen by Shannon Bramer, illus. by Irene Luxbacher (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-658-5), is a collection of poems that explore a range of childhood experiences. Ages 6–9.
Game Face by Shari Green (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-868-8). Thirteen-year-old Jonah is determined to prove that anxiety won’t stop him from succeeding as his hockey team’s goalie in this verse novel. Ages 9–12.
Maggie Lou, Firefox by Arnolda Dufour Bowes, illus. by Karlene Harvey (Oct. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-881-7). Energetic Maggie Lou always makes her life more interesting, whether she’s learning to box, joining her father’s construction crew, or taking part in the family tradition of deer hunting. Ages 9–12.
Focus. Click. Wind. by Amanda West Lewis (Aug. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-899-2). In 1968, the Vietnam War brings new urgency to the life of 17-year-old activist and aspiring photojournalist Billie. Ages 13 and up.
Say Yes and Keep Smiling by Laurence Beaudoin-Masse (Sept. 5, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-77306-968-5). In the sequel to Suck It in and Smile, social media influencer Ellie grapples with the complexities of body image, female rivalry, and grief. Ages 13 and up.
Speak Out gains Wangari Speaks Out by Wangari Maathai and Laia de Ahumada, illus. by Vanina Starkoff, trans. by Susan Ouriou (Sept. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-956-2), ages 8–12.
Mnoomin Maan’gowing/The Gift of Mnoomin by Brittany Luby, illus. by Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley, trans. by Mary Ann Corbiere (Oct. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77306-846-6). In this bilingual book, an Anishinaabe child explores the story of a precious mnoomin (wild rice) seed and the circle of life the plant sustains. Ages 3–7.
Paradise for Cats: A Return to the Rainbow Bridge by Adrian Raeside (Sept. 26, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-990776-17-5). In cartoonist Raeside’s follow-up to The Rainbow Bridge: A Visit to Pet Paradise, a girl’s beloved, departed cat Rocky and his friends introduce her to the Rainbow Bridge’s catnip fields where the cats now live. Ages 3–6.
The Science and Superpowers of Seaweed: A Guide for Kids by Amanda Swinimer (Aug. 1, $19.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-990776-19-9). This activity-packed book explores the science of seaweed while showing how to sustainably harvest and use it. Ages 6–12.
Between Two Windows by Keisha Morris (Jan. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-323510-6). Kayla and Mateo pass their drawings back and forth along the clothesline between their windows until a story comes to life. Ages 4–8.
Black Girls by Dominique Furukawa, illus. by Erika Lynne Jones (Sept. 26, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-320531-4), is a love letter to every level of melanin, every curl pattern, every voice, and every Black girl everywhere. Ages 4–8.
The Christmassy Cactus by Beth Ferry, illus. by A.N. Kang (Sept. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-303964-3). Tiny Cactus is jealous that her girl seems to be spending more time with the giant sparkly tree in the living room than with her. Ages 4–8.
Come and Join Us! 18 Holidays Celebrated All Year Long by Liz Kleinrock, illus. by Chaaya Prabhat (Sept. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-314447-7), follows a diverse group of kids in America who share how they celebrate holidays throughout the year. Ages 4–8.
Cranky by Phuc Tran, illus. by Pete Oswald (Jan. 16, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325628-6). On the last day at the construction site, friends try to cheer up Cranky the crank truck, who is feeling, well, cranky. Ages 4–8.
Eight Nights of Lights: A Celebration of Hanukkah by Leslie Kimmelman, illus. by Hilli Kushnir (Sept. 12, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-324248-7), is an interactive menorah and storybook set that focuses on a girl and her family as they prepare for Hanukkah. Ages 4–8.
Etta Extraordinaire by Roda Ahmed and Chanaie Gordon, illus. by Chloe Burgett (Sept. 26, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-329571-1). Etta needs to come up with the perfect four-step plan to overcome her stage fright so she can shine in the school talent show. Ages 4–8.
Eyes That Weave the World’s Wonders by Joanna Ho, illus. by Dung Ho (Jan. 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305777-7). A young Asian transnational, transracial adoptee learns to appreciate and celebrate the differences in her family. Ages 4–8.
God Is Here by Lisa Tawn Bergren, illus. by Greg Stobbs (Aug. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-113178-3). A curious child and a busy mother walk through their city together to discover all the ways God shows up in their everyday lives. Ages 4–8.
Jimmy’s Rhythm and Blues by Michelle Meadows, illus. Jamiel Law (Jan. 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-327347-4) spotlights the childhood of legendary writer James “Jimmy” Baldwin, who found joy in the rhythm of music, family, and books, but also found the blues when he was a boy in Harlem. Ages 4–8.
La Noche Before Three Kings Day by Sheila Colón-Bagley, illus. by Alejandro Mesa (Sept. 12, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-323432-1). It’s almost Three Kings Day, and while the grownups prepare a large meal, the kids prepare their shoeboxes for Los Reyes to arrive later that night. Ages 4–8.
Love Grows by Ruth Spiro, illus. Lucy Ruth Cummins (Dec. 26, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-323774-2). A child’s visit to her aunt’s home ignites a passion for plants. Ages 4–8.
Melvina Whitmoore (More or Less a Horror Story) by Faith Capalia (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-324782-6). In Capalia’s debut, a fearful old woman named Melvina moves into a strange house, only to find that everything is not as it first seems. Ages 4–8.
Natural Me by MzVee, illus. by Lisbeth Checo (Jan. 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-358-69521-9). Ghanian singer MzVee adapts themes of her hit song for this ode to girls on their journey toward self-empowerment, sisterhood, and embracing their natural selves. Ages 4–8.
Our Sacred Mountain by Ilima Todd, illus. by Shar Tuiasoa (Jan. 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325395-7). When outsiders try to build a telescope so large it threatens the natives’ home on Mauna Kea on the island of Hawai’i, people from all over the world peacefully resist. Ages 4–8.
Pockets for Two by Lindsay Ward, illus. by Brizida Magro (Jan. 16, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-324776-5). A friendship blossoms between two girls who fill their pockets throughout the year with everything from cookies to wiggly worms to wonders and memories. Ages 4–8.
Rock Stars Don’t Nap by Jason Perkins, illus. by Cale Atkinson (Nov. 14, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-315842-9). Jimmy was born to rock, but suddenly Mama decides to flip the script with nap time, in Perkins’s debut. Ages 4–8.
Say My Name by Joanna Ho, illus. by Khoa Le (Sept. 26, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-320533-8). Six children introduce themselves and provide insight into the significant histories of their names and backgrounds. Ages 4–8.
Tiny Barbarian Conquers the Kraken! by Ame Dyckman, illus. by Ashley Spires (Aug. 22, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288166-3). After defeating the dark, Tiny returns to conquer another common childhood fear: swimming. Ages 4–8.
Trusty Town Hall: A Community Helpers Book by Lindsay Ward (Aug. 15, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-308140-6) introduces readers to everyone who works together within the local government in the town of Honey Hill. Ages 4–8.
Words Between Us by Angela Pham Krans, illus. by Dung Ho (Oct. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-322454-4). After Grandma comes from Vietnam to live with Felix’s family, Felix deepens their new bond when he decides to teach her English. Ages 4–8.
Your Voice, Your Vote by Leah Henderson, illus. by Keisha Morris (Jan. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298611-5). Quetta learns the power of casting your vote. Ages 4–8.
On the Line: My Story of Becoming the First African American Rockette by Jennifer Jones, illus. by Robert Paul Jr. (Oct. 31, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-308706-4). With the support of her family, especially her mother, biracial dancer Jones proved that everything is possible when you believe that you belong. Ages 6–10.
Bee Bakshi and the Gingerbread Sisters by Emi Pinto (Sept. 12, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-327572-0). During a summer trapped on vacation with her loud Indian family, Bee discovers a magical house across the lake and befriends confident and funny Alina, who Bee realizes is a ghost. Ages 8–12.
Between Monsters and Marvels by Alysa Wishingrad (Sept. 12, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-324487-0). When Dare’s new stepfather ships her off to the mainland from her tiny island home, she uncovers startling secrets behind her father’s death, the island itself, and proof that its legendary monsters still exist. Ages 8–12.
Eli Over Easy by Phil Stamper (Oct. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311883-6). After the unexpected death of his mother, Eli discovers instructional cooking videos she made and with the help of the cute boy next door, recreates her dishes as a way to stay connected to her. Ages 8–12.
Frances and the Werewolves of the Black Forest by Refe Tuma (Aug. 22, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-308581-7). When Frances’s train to a scientific convention is hijacked, she’s forced to flee into the Black Forest, quickly realizing it’s infested with werewolves and is home to an evil scientist she’s determined to stop. Ages 8–12.
The Ghost Job by Greg Van Eekhout (Sept. 26, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325333-9). An unfortunate lab accident has sent Zenith and her three pals to the afterlife, where they hear about a machine that could return them to the living and hatch a heist to steal it. Ages 8–12.
The Improbable Tales of Baskerville Hall, Book 1 by Ali Standish (Sept. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-327557-7) imagines a young Arthur Conan Doyle attending a secret school for extraordinarily gifted children. Ages 8–12.
Jayson Goes for It! by Brayden Harrington with David Ritz (Aug. 29, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-309893-0). Eighth grader Jayson, who has a stutter, must face his fear of public speaking when he decides to run for class president against the most popular boy in school. Ages 8–12.
Lulu Sinagtala and the City of Noble Warriors by Gail D. Villanueva (Jan. 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325536-4). When 11-year-old Lulu’s adopted mother is kidnapped by a vicious wakwak, Lulu sets off on a quest to rescue her while coming to terms with the reality that the Philippines she thought she knew is actually full of magical creatures and meddling gods. Ages 8–12.
Mari and the Curse of El Cocodrilo by Adrianna Cuevas (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-328549-1). Mari must fight to break a curse of bad luck set upon her by El Cocodrilo when she rejects her family’s Cuban traditions. Ages 8–12.
Max Fernsby and the Infinite Toys by Gerry Swallow and Peter Gaulke, illus. by Marta Kissi (Sept. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321475-0). When a red bag falls from the sky onto 10-year-old Max’s head, turning him into a master toymaker, he realizes if he doesn’t return the bag to the North Pole, Christmas may be in jeopardy. Ages 8–12.
The Monstrous Adventures of Mummy Man and Waffles by Steve Behling, illus. by Robb Mommaerts (Aug. 8, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325484-8). In this series launch, 11-year-old Wen Wyler (aka Waffles) accidentally brings one of his grandfather’s horror movie props to life. Ages 8–12.
Peril at Price Manor by Laura Parnum (Aug. 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-324953-0). Halle, an aspiring horror movie actress, pairs up with the twin children of her favorite director to defeat octopus-like creatures turning the people around them into zombies. Ages 8–12.
Rain Remembers by Courtne Comrie (Oct. 24, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-315977-8). This companion to Rain Rising finds Rain confronting many new changes and harrowing experiences that will put the happiness she’s worked so hard to cultivate to the test. Ages 8–12.
Rayleigh Mann in the Company of Monsters by Ciannon Smart (Sept. 26, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-308125-3). On Halloween, notorious troublemaker Rayleigh Mann discovers he’s the son of the infamous Bogey Mann and is the only one who can travel to a parallel city of monsters below London to find him. Ages 8–12.
Rescue Tails: The Treacherous Tower by StacyPlays, illus. by Mélody Gringoire (Aug. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-322499-5), kicks off an adventure series in which Stacy and her pack of intelligent wolves must rescue a baby ocelot from a dangerous, long-lost tower and return it to its family. Ages 8–12.
Shad Hadid and the Forbidden Alchemies by George Jreije (Oct. 17, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-309486-4). In this sequel to Shad Hadid and the Alchemists of Alexandria, when Shad intercepts a letter from an informant with a possible clue for thwarting the necromancers’ evil plans, he embarks on a perilous journey across Lebanon to track down this secretive stranger. Ages 8–12.
Underdog City by Chris Negron (Oct. 31, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325187-8). Mortimer tries to help his unraveling neighborhood by learning the hidden history of the only vacant lot, which seems to be causing all the trouble. Ages 8–12.
Escaping Mr. Rochester by L.L. McKinney (Jan. 16, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298626-9). Jane Eyre and Bertha Mason must save each other from the horrifying machinations of Mr. Rochester in this queer YA romance reimagining the classic novel by Charlotte Brontë. Ages 13 and up.
Every Star That Falls by Michael Thomas Ford (Sept. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325635-4). Jeff is reacclimating to life outside the psych ward while dealing with the reappearance of someone from his past. Ages 14 and up.
Just Happy to Be Here by Naomi Kanakia (Jan. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321657-0). The first out trans girl at an all-girls school must choose between keeping her head down or blazing a trail. Ages 14 and up.
Berenstain Bears by Mike Berenstain adds The Berenstain Bears’ Extra Special Valentine (Nov. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302456-4) and The Berenstain Bears Stay Healthy (Jan. 2, $5.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-302458-8), ages 4–8. New Elf on the Shelf titles include Night Before Christmas by Chanda A. Bell, illus. by the Lumistella Company (Sept. 12, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-332737-5), ages 4–8. Food Group by Jory John, illus. by Pete Oswald, serves up The Big Cheese (Nov. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-332950-8), ages 4–8.
New to My First I Can Read is Dot the Ladybug: Dot Day by Kallie George, illus. by Stephanie Fizer Coleman (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-313747-9), ages 4–8. I Can Read Comics Level 1 expands with Pete the Cat and the Space Chase by Kimberly and James Dean (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297443-3), ages 4–8. Joining I Can Read Level 1 are The Elf on the Shelf: Meet the Scout Elves by Alexandra West (Sept. 12, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-06-332739-9), I Want to Be a Scientist by Laura Driscoll, illus. by Catalina Echeverri (Sept. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298965-9), and Magic Mixies: Castle Chaos! by Mickey Domenici (Sept. 19, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-331093-3), ages 4–8. I Can Read Level 2 welcomes Reina Ramos: Tour Guide by Emma Otheguy, illus. by Andrés Landazábal (Jan. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-322322-6), ages 4–8. I Can Read Level 3 greets Gigi and Ojiji: Food for Thought by Melissa Iwai, illus. by Melissa Iwai (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-320812-4), ages 4–8. My Little Pony by Hasbro trots along with My Little Pony: 5-Minute Stories (Aug. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306077-7), ages 4–8. Smurfs adds Where’s Your Poem, Poet Smurf? by Peyo, illus. by Melanie Demmer (Sept. 5, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-307818-5), ages 4–8.
STEM-focused chapter book series Flat Stanley’s Adventures in Classroom 2E by Jeff Brown and Kate Egan, illus. by Nadja Sarell, debuts with Class Pet Surprise (Sept. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-309498-7) and Riding the Slides (Sept. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-309501-4), ages 6–10. Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids by Rob Elliott chuckles along with Would You Rather... (Jan. 9, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-328773-0), ages 6–10.
My Weirdtastic School by Dan Gutman, illus. by Jim Paillot, rolls on with Professor Pitt Is a Nitwit! (Oct. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-320702-8), ages 6–10. Rainbow High by Steve Foxe presents No Rain, No Rainbow! (Sept. 19, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-325617-0), ages 6–10. Adopt Me!, focused on the popular Roblox platform game, kicks off with Inside the World of Adopt Me! by Uplift Games (Sept. 12, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-331668-3), ages 8–12. New to Bamboo Kingdom by Erin Hunter is The Dark Sun (Oct. 24, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302211-9), ages 8–12. Monster Club serves up Monsters Take Manhattan by Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel, and Lance Rubin (Jan. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-313669-4), ages 8–12. Warriors Super Edition by Erin Hunter delivers Riverstar’s Home (Sept. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305051-8), ages 8–12. Hunter’s Warriors: A Starless Clan gains Thunder (Nov. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305027-3), ages 8–12. And Suitehearts by Claire Kann continues with Drama and Destiny (Jan. 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306944-2), ages 10 and up.
La Fenomenal AOC: Las raíces y el ascenso de Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez by Anika Aldamuy Denise, illus. by Loris Lora (Nov. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-331951-6), ages 4–8.
Barracoon: Adapted for Young Readers: The Story of the Last Black Cargo by Zora Neale Hurston and Ibram X. Kendi, illus. by Jazzmen Lee-Johnson (Sept. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-309833-6), chronicles Cudjo Lewis’s memories from his childhood in Africa, including the horrors of the raid of his village, being captured and held in a barracoon for sale by American slavers, and the years he spent in slavery until the end of the Civil War. Ages 8–12.
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Apart, Together: A Book About Transformation by Linda Booth Sweeney, illus. by Ariel Rutland (Oct. 17, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-326461-8), demonstrates the abstract concepts of emergence, causality, and transformation through bright, graphic art and everyday objects. Ages 4–8.
Chubby Bunny by Julie Murphy, illus. by Sarah Winifred Searle (Oct. 24, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-301118-2). When Bunny participates in a marshmallow eating contest at school called “Chubby Bunny” and her classmates tease her, she is determined to change the narrative and make her name feel special again. Ages 4–8.
I’m From by Gary R. Gray Jr., illus. by Oge Mora (Sept. 19, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-308996-9). In Gray’s debut, a boy offers a poetic account of all the people, places, and things that shape who he is and define where he is from. Ages 4–8.
Small Places, Close to Home: A Child’s Declaration of Rights: Inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by Deborah Hopkinson, illus. by Kate Gardiner (Oct. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-309258-7), is an adaptation of this UN declaration about the basic rights children deserve, on its 75th anniversary. Ages 4–8.
Adia Kelbara and the Circle of Shamans by Isi Hendrix (Sept. 19, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-326633-9) In this first volume of a debut Afrofantasy series, Adia, an apprentice in the kitchens at the prestigious Academy of Shamans, forms an alliance with a snarky goddess and a knife-wielding warrior to save her kingdom. Ages 8–12.
Between Two Brothers by Crystal Allen (Jan. 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304729-7). After a devastating accident, Isaiah must find a way to support his beloved older brother Seth the way Seth has always supported him. Ages 8–12.
The Mossheart’s Promise by Rebecca Mix (Sept. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325405-3). Twelve-year-old fairy Canary Mossheart has always lived in her heroic grandmother’s shadow, until she embarks on a quest to save her mother from the ever-creeping mold overtaking their world. Ages 8–12.
Nimbus by Jan Eldredge (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-268037-2). Nimbus, a black cat, discovers she is a witch’s familiar and must journey across great distances in reality and the dream world to be reunited with her owner. Ages 8–12.
Slugfest by Gordon Korman (Jan. 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-323809-1). A group of underdogs come together when they are forced to attend summer school—for failing P.E. Ages 8–12.
Everyone’s Thinking It by Aleema Omotoni (Sept. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-322567-1). When photos from Iyanu’s camera are stolen and splashed across her elite boarding school in the English countryside, everyone’s dirty laundry is suddenly out in the open and she is desperate to find the thief. Ages 13 and up.
My Fair Brady by Brian D. Kennedy (Jan. 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-308571-8). Two teen boys fall in love after one asks the other to help him become more popular in order to win over his crush. Ages 13 and up.
The Blackwoods by Brandy Colbert (Oct. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-309159-7). When Hollis and Ardith’s great-grandmother, a celebrated film actor they know only as Bebe, dies, it changes everything. Ages 14 and up.
The Blood Years by Elana K. Arnold (Oct. 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299085-3) tells the harrowing story of a young woman’s coming-of-age during the Holocaust in Romania. Ages 14 and up.
My First I Can Read offers Fox Has a Problem by Corey R. Tabor (Aug. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-327791-5), ages 4–8. I Can Read Level 2 introduces Makeda Makes a Birthday Treat by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, illus. by Lydia Mba (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321726-3), ages 4–8. Supernatural Investigations by B.B. Alston continues with Amari and the Night Brothers #3 (Oct. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297522-5), ages 8–12. Nocturna by Maya Motayne concludes with Lucero (Nov. 21, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284279-4), ages 13 and up. And Runestone Saga by Cinda Williams Chima welcomes The Bane of Asgard (Jan. 16, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-301873-0), ages 13 and up.
The Goodnight Train Easter by June Sobel, illus. by Laura Huliska-Beith (Jan. 30, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-332564-7). Readers will find bunnies, chicks, and eggs on this springtime ride on the Goodnight Train. Ages up to 4.
Ho Ho Ho! Tow Truck Joe by June Sobel, illus. by Patrick Corrigan (Sept. 12, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-329615-2). Tow Truck Joe and his pup, Patch, are on a roll to help every car and truck in Motor City celebrate Christmas in this lift-the-flap title. Ages up to 4.
Down the Hole by Scott Slater, illus. by Adam Ming (Oct. 31, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-358-68334-6). A suspiciously polite fox attempts to coax his next meal out of a burrow and is met with a clever rabbit who has been cooking up a surprise for this very moment. Ages 4–8.
A Finding Home: Words from Kids Seeking Sanctuary by Gwen Agna and Shelley Rotner, illus. by Rotner (Oct. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-330417-8). This photographic picture book compiles the words of displaced children—sharing who they are, where they came from, and the many different reasons that they had to leave their home country. Ages 4–8.
I Am Stuck by Julia Mills (Sept. 26, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-358-69533-2) offers a look at how the presence of a good friend and a deep belly laugh can make it easier to get through stormy feelings. Ages 4–8.
The Imposter by Kelly Collier (Nov. 14, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-358-69706-0). Seeking a home and a family, Skunk sees a “lost” poster for Max the dog and wonders if he can pass himself off as the missing pet. Ages 4–8.
Kevin Goes First by Hala Tahboub (Nov. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325419-0). When Kevin and his friends find a mysterious ladder, it sparks a big debate over what it might lead to, and who should climb up first. Ages 4–8.
Kozo the Sparrow by Allen Say (Oct. 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-324846-5) This tale of a boy who saves a baby bird from the local bullies is based on an experience from the creator’s childhood. Ages 4–8.
The Monster Above the Bed by Kailei Pew, illus. by Steph Lew (Nov. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-327132-6). Blossom, a monster who lives under a bed, is determined to find out who or what is making the creepy sounds above her that no one else seems to notice. Ages 4–8.
Parker’s Place by Russ Willms (Aug. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-358-68339-1). Parker the T. rex tries to fit in on a friendly farm, even though there are no jobs that seem suitable for a dinosaur. Ages 4–8.
Turbo’s Special Delivery by Jean Reagan, illus. by Eduardo Marticorena (Oct. 24, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-328893-5). Turbo the truck, who knows only one speed—fast—wants to prove he can handle a delicate delivery job. Ages 4–8.
Unflappable by Matthew Ward, illus. by Scott Magoon (Oct. 17, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-358-40005-9). Three flightless birds try their best to fly, even though they keep falling. Ages 4–8.
All the Lovely Bad Ones: A Ghost Story Graphic Novel by Mary Downing Hahn, adapted by Scott Peterson, illus. by Naomi Franquiz (Aug. 29, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-358-65013-3). Mischievous siblings Travis and Corey pretend their grandmother’s Vermont inn is haunted and awaken the real spirits who dwell there. Ages 8–12.
The Great Texas Dragon Race by Kacy Ritter (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-324792-5). Cassidy must enter the dangerous Great Texas Dragon Race to save her family’s dragon sanctuary. Ages 8–12.
Just Lizzie by Karen Wilfrid (Nov. 14, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-329029-7). An eighth grader’s study of asexuality in science class leads her to understand her own asexual identity. Ages 8–12.
Punycorn by Andi Watson (Nov. 14, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-358-57199-5). When Sir Ogre unleashes his evil army on the happy kingdom of Carbuncle, Punycorn, the puniest of all the unicorns, aims to stop him. Ages 8–12.
The Secret of the Ravens by Joanna Cacao (Nov. 7, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-358-65011-9). A young orphan must join forces with a mysterious and ancient mage to save his twin sister from a deadly poison after the two are swept up in a series of magical ravens’ quests. Ages 8–12.
The Secret Sisters by Avi (Aug. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-24808-8). In the sequel to The Secret School, Ida graduates from a rural one-room schoolhouse to a small town’s bustling school in 1925, moving closer to her dream of becoming a teacher. Ages 8–12.
The Unbeatable Lily Hong by Diana Ma (Jan. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-61723-5). Lily attempts to save her parents’ Chinese school and the town’s community center using all the resources she has—devoted friends, ingenuity, a passion for filmmaking, mediocre dance moves, and perhaps even her arch nemesis. Ages 8–12.
Wand by Landra Jennings (Oct. 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-67457-3). In this modern fairy tale, a mysterious girl named Lyndame emerges from the woods wielding a powerful wand and offering to grant 11-year-old Mira three wishes—which Mira hopes will make everything go back to how it was before Papa died. Ages 8–12.
What’s a Germ, Joseph Lister? The Medical Mystery That Forever Changed the Way We Heal by Lori Alexander, illus. by Daniel Duncan (Oct. 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-358-53817-2), chronicles the life and career of Lister, whose research proved that unsanitary conditions contribute to infections and promoted the idea of washing hands before operating. Ages 8–12.
Run and Hide: How Jewish Youth Escaped the Holocaust by Don Brown (Oct. 10, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-358-53816-5). This nonfiction graphic novel follows the stories of Jewish children, separated from their parents, who escaped the horrors of the Holocaust. Ages 13 and up.
Too Scared to Sleep by Andrew Duplessie (Oct. 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-326648-3) is a debut collection of YA short horror stories—and accompanying videos, accessible via QR code. Ages 13 and up.
What Stalks Among Us by Sarah Hollowell (Sept. 12, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325181-6). Best friends and high school seniors Sadie and Logan get trapped in a corn maze with corpses that look just like them—and realize they’ve been there before—in this YA speculative thriller. Ages 13 and up.
Cage of Dreams by Rebecca Schaeffer (Sept. 26, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-358-64554-2). In the conclusion to the City of Nightmares duology, Ness is forced to make a twisted deal with the Nightmare Phantom—only to find herself embroiled in the explosive fallout of the agreement. Ages 14 and up.
Curious George by H.A. and Margret Rey picks up Curiously Calm with Curious George (Sept. 26, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-331149-7), Curious George Colors Eggs (Jan. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-332533-3), and Curious George Roller Coaster (Jan. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-332351-3), ages 4–8. New I Can Read Level 2 titles are George and Martha (Sept. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-331220-3) and George and Martha: One More Time (Sept. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-331228-9) by James Marshall, ages 4–8.
The B.E.S.T. World trilogy by Cory McCarthy concludes with Some Assembly Required (Oct. 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-358-36215-9), ages 8–12. A Click Graphic Novel adds Break by Kayla Miller (Oct. 3, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-358-41422-3), ages 8–12. Cool Code by Deirdre Langeland, illus. by Sarah Mai, continues with The Cool Code 2.0: The Switch Glitch (Nov. 14, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-358-52118-1), ages 8–12. Hooky by Míriam Bonastre Tur adds Hooky Volume 3 (Sept. 5, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-358-69357-4), ages 8–12. Karina Yan Glaser’s Vanderbeekers closes with The Vanderbeekers Ever After (Sept. 19, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-358-43458-0), ages 8–12. Wow in the World by Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz grows with Wow in Space: A Galactic Guide to the Universe and Beyond (Dec. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-358-69707-7), ages 8–12. And the Ivory Key Duology by Akshaya Raman ends with The Crimson Fortress (Nov. 14, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-358-46834-9), ages 13 and up.
An Impossible Thing to Say by Arya Shahi (Sept. 26, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-324835-9). In the aftermath of 9/11, a teen meets his Iranian grandparents for the first time, crushes on a classmate, attempts to reinvent himself through Shakespeare, and embraces rap music. Ages 13 and up.
Star Stuff by Rand Burkert, illus. by Chris Raschka (Oct. 24, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-285817-7). One night when Sky Repair Specialists Giovanni and Lorenzo are filling the sky with stars, Lorenzo gets stuck in a nebula. Ages 4–8.
Forever and Always by Brittany J. Thurman, illus. by Shamar Knight-Justice (Jan. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-314078-3). A Black child waits for—and worries about—her father while he’s away from home. Ages 4–8.
Libby Loves Science: States of Matter by Kimberly Derting, illus. Joelle Murray (Jan. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311663-4). Libby learns about liquids, solids, and gases. Ages 4–8.
Three Important Jobs by Yvonne Ivinson (Nov. 21, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284291-6). Wolf Cub must find Little Mouse, Floppy Rabbit, and a sack of prickle brushes and bring them back to Big Wolf’s den. Ages 4–8.
When the Fog Rolls In by Pam Fong (Oct. 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-313654-0). After a thick fog rolls in, a little puffin is lost in unfamiliar territory. Ages 4–8.
Coyote Queen by Jessica Vitalis (Oct. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-331440-5). When Fud decides that she’s the one who must get herself and her mother out of a bad situation, an eerie connection to a coyote pack helps her see who she’s meant to be—and who she can truly save. Ages 8–12.
A Horse Named Sky by Rosanne Parry, illus. by Kirbi Fagan (Aug. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299595-7). A young, wild horse named Sky must find his way across treacherous terrain to reunite with his family after being captured for the Pony Express. Ages 8–12.
Ink Girls by Marieke Nijkamp, illus. by Sylvia Bi (Nov. 21, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-302710-7). In a city that thrives on trade and invention, two girls from different walks of life join forces to fight censorship and protect the people they love. Ages 8–12.
Trouble Finds Plum! by Matt Phelan (Oct. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-329624-4). When raccoons invade Athensville Zoo, it’s up to Plum and his friends to save their home. Ages 8–12.
Zombie Train by David Macinnis Gill (Jan. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311651-1). While Dax rides out the zombie apocalypse on his crew’s cobbled together train, a mysterious girl arrives with stories of a potential cure for the zombie parasite. Ages 8–12.
The Twenty-One: The True Story of the Youth Who Sued the U.S. Government Over Climate Change by Elizabeth Rusch (Sept. 26, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-322085-0) presents the story of 21 young people and their ongoing case against the U.S. government for denying them their constitutional right to life and liberty. Ages 13 and up.
Little Critter: Tricky Chickies by Mercer Mayer (Jan. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-326067-2). When six lively chicks get loose on Grandma and Grandpa’s farm, Little Critter comes up with a plan to get them back. Ages 4–8.
Team Unihorn and Woolly: Attack of the Krill by Alexis Frederick-Frost (Jan. 30, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-300206-7). A wooly mammoth—the last of his kind—longs to join Team Unihorn, the new superhero group in town. Ages 6–10.
Atana and the Firebird by Vivian Zhou (Nov. 7, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-307591-7). A mermaid, a firebird, and a witch become entangled with the mysterious and powerful Witch Queen, who may hold the key to each of their pasts. Ages 8–12.
Club Kick Out! Into the Ring by Steph Mided (Sept. 5, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-311645-0). Six artistic misfits take matters into their own hands when their principal cancels all the creative extracurricular clubs at their school in this debut series launch. Ages 8–12.
LankyBox: Epic Adventure! by LankyBox, illus. by Alex Lopez (Aug. 1, $23.99, ISBN 978-0-06-322995-2). In the first graphic novel by YouTube superstars Lankybox, video content creators Foxy, Boxy, and Rocky must track down their friends who have been kidnapped by an evil hacker. Ages 8–12.
unOrdinary by uru-chan (Nov. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-358-46780-9). John is an ordinary teen with a deadly secret trying to survive high school in a world where superpowers dictate social status, and betrayal and conspiracies make up every turn. Ages 14 and up.
Joining I Can Read Comics Level 1 is My Little Pony: Detective Hitch by Hasbro (Sept. 19, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-306071-5), ages 4–8. Cryptid Club by Michael Brumm, illus. by Jeff Mack gains, The Chupacabra Hoopla (Sept. 5, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-306084-5), ages 6–10. And new to Lunch Buddies by Daniel Wiseman is Battle in the Backyard (Sept. 26, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-323622-6), ages 6–10.
Legends of Hip-Hop: 2pac: A 1-2-3 Biography (Sept. 19, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-323428-4) and Legends of Hip-Hop: Queen Latifah: An A-B-C Biography (Sept. 19, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-06-323429-1) by Pen Ken, illus. by Saxton Moore, launch a series blending biographies of celebrated hip-hop artists with early-learning concepts. Ages up to 4.
Pete the Cat is back in Pete the Cat: Show-and-Tell by Kimberly and James Dean (Sept. 5, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-297434-1), ages 4–8.
All That Consumes Us by Erica Waters (Oct. 17, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311596-5). Tara dreams of joining the prestigious academic society at her school, knowing that its secrets can inspire greatness or destroy her completely. Ages 13 and up.
Creeping Beauty by Andrea Portes (Aug. 22, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-242247-7) offers a subversive and feminist take on “Sleeping Beauty.” Ages 13 and up.
Finding My Elf by David Valdes (Nov. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-328888-1). Struggling NYU theater student Cam takes a winter break job as a mall elf, and begins to rethink his life goals when he is forced to compete with the highly spirited Marco. Ages 13 and up.
If I Have to Be Haunted by Miranda Sun (Sept. 26, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325276-9). Chinese American ghost speaker Cara reluctantly makes a deal to raise her charming nemesis from the dead and soon realizes she might not hate him after all. Ages 13 and up.
Into the Sunken City by Dinesh Thiru (Jan. 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-331051-3). Eighteen-year-old Jin joins a ragged crew attempting an impossible heist of a massive stash of gold hidden in the sunken ruins of Las Vegas. Ages 13 and up.
The Library of Shadows by Rachel Moore (Sept. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-328463-0). In this paranormal rom-com debut, Este’s quest to connect to her late father through a mysterious book leads to a cute boy who is probably a ghost and may be behind a string of disappearances at her school. Ages 13 and up.
Poemhood: Our Black Revival, edited by Amber McBride et al. (Jan. 30, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-322528-2). This YA anthology celebrates Black poetry, folklore, and culture and creates vital conversations about race, belonging, history, and faith. Ages 13 and up.
Pritty by Keith F. Miller Jr. (Nov. 14, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-326492-2). Two boys get caught in the crossfire of a sinister plot that not only threatens everything they love but may cost them their own electric connection. Ages 13 and up.
The Rosewood Hunt by MacKenzie Reed (Oct. 31, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-328760-0). Lily Rosewood must enter a dangerous scavenger hunt in order to secure her family inheritance. Ages 13 and up.
The Atlas of Us by Kristin Dwyer (Jan. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-308858-0). After being sent away to a community service program in the Western Sierras, Atlas soon sheds all the lies she’s built up as walls to protect herself. Ages 14 and up.
The Scarlet Veil by Shelby Mahurin (Sept. 26, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325875-4). In this vampire romance set in the world of the Serpent & Dove series, Célie is determined to establish herself in her role as the first huntswoman in the Chasseurs. Ages 14 and up.
A Study in Drowning by Ava Reid (Sept. 19, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321150-6). Two rival architecture students delve into a deceased author’s crumbling estate to unravel his predatory legacy. Ages 14 and up.
When We Become Ours: A YA Adoptee Anthology, edited by Shannon Gibney and Nicole Chung (Oct. 24, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-314440-8). This anthology written by and for adoptees of all backgrounds depicts a variety of experiences. Ages 14 and up.
Loveboat by Abigail Hing Wen welcomes Loveboat Forever (Nov. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-329799-9), ages 13 and up. Only a Monster by Vanessa Len offers Never a Hero (Aug. 29, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302469-4), ages 13 and up.
A Letter for Bob by Kim Rogers, illus. by Jonathan Nelson (Sept. 19, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-304455-5). A Wichita girl says goodbye to her beloved family car named Bob, thanking him for all the memories of powwows, vacations, and time spent with family. Ages 4–8.
Rock Your Mocs by Laurel Goodluck, illus. by Madelyn Goodnight (Oct. 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-309989-0), celebrates the joy and power of wearing moccasins—and the Native pride that comes with them. Ages 4–8.
Two Tribes by Emily Bowen Cohen (Aug. 15, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-298358-9). Bowen’s debut graphic novel inspired by her own life embraces the complexity, meaning, and deep love that comes from being part of two tribes via her Jewish mother and stepfather and her Muscogee father. Ages 8–12.
We Still Belong by Christine Day (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306456-0). Wesley’s hopeful plans for Indigenous Peoples’ Day (and asking her crush to the dance) go all wrong—until she finds herself surrounded by the love of her Indigenous family and community at the intertribal powwow. Ages 8–12.
Rez Ball by Byron Graves (Sept. 12, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-316037-8). Ojibwe basketball player Tre copes with his older brother’s death, social landmines, and racist cops as he’s given the chance to take his place on the Red Lake Reservation’s varsity team. Ages 13 and up.
Those Pink Mountain Nights by Jen Ferguson (Sept. 12, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-308621-0). Teens Berlin, who is Métis; Cameron, who is Cree; and Jessie, who is white, confront their traumas, barriers, and losses after their first night working together in the local pizza shop doesn’t go as expected. Ages 13 and up.
Jo Jo stars in Snow Day by Dawn Quigley, illus. by Tara Audibert (Sept. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-301543-2), ages 6–10.
Good Night, Cuddle Tight: A Bedtime Bunny Book by Kristi Valiant (Jan. 2, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4002-4458-4). Dad tucks nine little bunnies into bed and the house is quiet—until one bunny sneaks into his room and requests a just-you-and-me bedtime cuddle. Ages up to 4.
Very Beary Hugs: God’s Love Makes Us Brave by Bonnie Rickner Jensen, illus. by Natalie Merheb (Nov. 14, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4002-4418-8), features rhymes about God’s love and the power of a parent’s hug. Ages up to 4.
Broken Crayons Still Color by Toni Collier and Whitney Bak, illus. by Natalie Vasilica (Aug. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-4290-0). When Avery’s big emotions bubble over and she breaks her crayons by scribbling furiously, the crayons show her how to manage her feelings and remind her that God loves everyone as they are. Ages 4–8.
My Love, God Is Everywhere by Victoria Robb Powers and Cameron Mason Vickrey, illus. by Joanna Carillo (Aug. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-4382-2). A child asks her mother “Is God here, or is God there?” and begins to understand that God’s attention, kindness, and comfort are everywhere. Ages 4–8.
Once upon the Very First Christmas by Rory Feek, illus. by Christine Cuddihy (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-4702-8), alternates between Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem and Christmas on a country farm, focusing on the greatest blessings of Christmas. Ages 4–8.
Buster the Race Car by Dale Earnhardt Jr., illus. by Ela Smietanka, revs up with Buster Gets Back on Track (Sept. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-3337-3), ages 4–8. Jesus Calling by Sarah Young, illus. by Katya Longhi, gains Jesus Calling Advent and Christmas Prayers (Aug. 15, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4002-4402-7), ages up to 4. And Grey & Mama by Linda Meeker, illus. by Sandra Eide, serves up What’s in a Dumpling, Grandma? (Nov. 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-4422-5), ages 4–8.
Brave Volodymyr: The Story of Volodymyr Zelensky and the Fight for Ukraine by Linda Elovitz Marshall, illus. by Grasya Oliyko (Oct. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-329414-1). This picture book biography of the Ukrainian President highlights the importance of standing up for what one believes in, defending freedom at all costs, and maintaining hope in the face of war’s atrocities. Ages 4–8.
A Crown of Stories: The Life and Language of Beloved Writer Toni Morrison by Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Khalif Thompson (Jan. 30, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291103-2), tells the inspiring true story of Morrison, an African American woman who came from humble roots in Lorain, Ohio, and rose to become one of the greatest writers in modern history. Ages 4–8.
A Grand Idea: How William J. Wilgus Created Grand Central Terminal by Megan Hoyt, illus. by David Szalay (Jan. 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306474-4), profiles the American civil engineer responsible for designing and constructing New York City’s Grand Central Terminal. Ages 4–8.
Kati’s Tiny Messengers: Dr. Katalin Karikó and the Battle Against Covid-19 by Megan Hoyt, illus. by Vivien Mildenberger (Oct. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321662-4), introduces the unsung hero Karikó, the scientist whose research of mRNA led to the world-altering development of the Covid vaccine. Ages 4–8.
Take Me to Laolao by Kelly Zhang, illus. by Evie Zhu (Jan. 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321765-2). A girl’s desire to see her Laolao takes her on a Chinese mythology-inspired adventure on the night of the Spring Lantern Festival. Ages 4–8.
A Very Cranky Book by Angela DiTerlizzi, illus. by Tony DiTerlizzi (Sept. 19, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-320667-0), focuses on Cranky, the world’s crankiest book, who doesn’t want to be read. Ages 4–8.
When I Wrap My Hair by Shauntay Grant, illus. by Jenin Mohammed (Jan. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-309391-1), is a tribute to the pride in tradition and love from her ancestors one girl feels when she wraps her hair. Ages 4–8.
Deephaven by Ethan M. Aldridge (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-328316-9). This gothic middle grade novel follows nonbinary student Nev
who is drawn to their boarding school’s forbidden east wing, where something stalks the shadowy corridors. Ages 8–12.
Tethered to Other Stars by Elisa Stone Leahy (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325548-7). Tween girl Wendy navigates the devastating impact of ICE’s looming presence on her family and community in this middle grade debut. Ages 8–12.
Treasure Island: Runaway Gold by Jewell Parker Rhodes (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-299835-4). In this spin on the classic novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, three kids in modern-day Manhattan must navigate the city’s hidden history and decide who they can really trust in order to hunt down a long-buried treasure. Ages 10 and up.
The Infinity Particle by Wendy Xu (Aug. 29, $18.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-295576-0). Young inventor Clementine moves from Earth to Mars, falls for a lifelike AI, and confronts questions of freedom and autonomy. Ages 13 and up.
Kween by Vichet Chum (Oct. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-322335-6). A queer Cambodian American teen finds her artistic voice through slam poetry in the wake of her father’s deportation in this YA debut. Ages 13 and up.
Seven Minutes in Candyland by Brian Wasson (Dec. 12, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-326465-6). When news of Kalvin’s talent for giving relationship advice spreads throughout the school, he gets overloaded with appointment requests and bends the rules for his crush. Ages 13 and up.
The Space Between Here & Now by Sarah Suk (Oct. 31, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325513-5). Seventeen-year-old Aimee, who has a condition that transports her to the past when she smells certain scents linked to specific memories, travels to Korea to unravel the mystery of her estranged mother and the story of her life. Ages 13 and up.
We’re Never Getting Home by Tracy Badua (Jan. 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321780-5). After a fight between Jana and Maddy causes them to call off their joint trip to an outdoor music festival, they wind up catching a ride to the festival with the same person. Ages 13 and up.
Champion of Fate by Kendare Blake (Sept. 19, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297720-5). In this duology kickoff, a mythical group of Valkyries take in an orphan and train her to shepherd a warrior to victory—if she doesn’t get her heart broken in the process. Ages 14 and up.
The Forest Demands Its Due by Kosoko Jackson (Oct. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-326079-5). A queer Black teen discovers the sinister history of his boarding school and the corrupt powers behind it. Ages 14 and up.
Shut Up, This Is Serious by Carolina Ixta (Jan. 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-328786-0). Two Latina teens growing up in East Oakland, Calif., learn that the world is brimming with messy complexities. Ages 14 and up.
Wingbearer Saga by Marjorie Liu, illus. by Grace Kum, soars along with Wingborn (Nov. 21, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-06-299555-1), ages 8–12. And Dark Rise by C.S. Pacat adds Dark Heir (Dec. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294617-1), ages 14 and up.
A Creature Was Stirring by Heather S. Pierczynski, illus. by Skylar Hogan (Sept. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-323074-3), reveals why only a mouse is singled out within “The Night Before Christmas.” Ages 4–8.
Kicks in the Sky by C.G. Esperanza (Sept. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297623-9). Colorful, enchanted sneakers hang from telephones wires all over the city—but where did they come from? Ages 4–8.
Oh, Olive! by Lian Cho (Sept. 19, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-323749-0). Olive breaks from the rigid traditions of her famous artist parents to make a colorful splash in her own unique style. Ages 4–8.
Tokyo Night Parade by J.P. Takahashi, illus. by Minako Tomigahara (Oct. 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-322496-4), follows a Black Japanese girl as she celebrates what may be her last Night Parade of One Hundred Demons in Tokyo before returning to New York. Ages 4–8.
What Rosa Brought by Jacob Sager Weinstein, illus. by Eliza Wheeler (Nov. 14, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305648-0). A Jewish girl fleeing Nazi occupation with her parents wonders where they will go and what she will bring with her. Ages 4–8.
The First Cat in Space and the Soup of Doom by Mac Barnett, illus. by Shawn Harris (Oct. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-308411-7). The Moon Queen has been poisoned and she and First Cat will have to journey alone to find the antidote while LOZ4000 is on the run. Ages 8–12.
Nowhere Special by Matt Wallace (Oct. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-325400-8). Stan and Elpidia find hope in an unexpected friendship as they navigate challenging family circumstances in the desolate Southern California desert. Ages 8–12.
The Widely Unknown Myth of Apple & Dorothy by Corey Ann Haydu (Sept. 19, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-297693-2). Dorothy and Apple, who are descended from Greek gods, nymphs, and muses, receive an ultimatum from the gods: return to the heavens or live as humans on Earth. Ages 8–12.
The Boy You Always Wanted by Michelle Quach (Aug. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-303842-4). This dual POV novel finds Francine roping in her childhood crush to act as an honorary male heir to fulfill her grandfather’s dying wish. Ages 13 and up.
Charming Young Man by Eliot Schrefer (Oct. 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-298239-1). Young gossip columnist Marcel Proust takes aspiring pianist Léon under his wing, and the boys game their way into high society and an extravagant new world. Ages 13 and up.
Mysteries of Trash and Treasure by Margaret Peterson Haddix greets The Ghostly Photos (Sept. 12, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-308981-5), ages 8–12. Mythics by Lauren Magaziner, illus. Mirelle Ortega, picks up Kit and the Nine-Tailed Fox (Jan. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-305899-6), ages 8–12. And Shot Clock by Caron Butler and Justin A. Reynolds expands with Clutch Time (Jan. 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-306964-0), ages 8–12.
Slime Shop by Karina Garcia and Kevin Panetta, illus. by Niki Smith (Aug. 8, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-358-44644-6). Bailey, Sophia, and Jayden run the BSJ slime shop, but what the three slime makers don’t know is that when they’re not around, the slimes come to life. Ages 8–12.
Everything I Learned About Racism I Learned in School by Tiffany Jewell (Jan. 30, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-358-63831-5). This nonfiction narrative follows author Jewell from early elementary school through her time at college, unpacking the history of systemic racism in the American educational system along the way. Ages 13 and up.
Ghost Roast by Shawneé and Shawnelle Gibbs, illus. by Emily Cannon (Jan. 2, $26.99, ISBN 978-0-358-14181-5), is a graphic novel following the adventures of New Orleans teen Chelsea, who is forced to work with her “paranormal removal expert” father all summer and finds herself falling for a friendly spirit he is paid to exorcise. Ages 13 and up.
World of ¡Vamos! by Raúl the Third presents ¡Vamos! Let’s Go Read, (Sept. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-53936-0), in which Little Lobo and his friends are excited for the out-of-this-world book festival at the Guadalupian Library, ages 4–8.
No One Leaves the Castle by Christopher Healy (Aug. 15, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-234194-5). Lilac has set her goals on becoming the best bounty hunter in the Thirteen Kingdoms in this Knives Out-flavored fantasy-murder-mystery. Ages 8–12.
Just Harriet by Elana K. Arnold, illus. by Dung Ho, offers Harriet Tells the Truth (Jan. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-309218-1), ages 6–10.
Hearst Home Kids
Good Housekeeping 1,001 Amazing Science Facts (Aug. 22, $23, ISBN 978-1-958395-85-1). The Good Housekeeping Institute’s team of engineers delivers a close-up look at the science all around us and includes STEAM activities, quizzes, photos, and jokes. Ages 8–12.
Heidi: The Timeless Swiss Classic Told in Pictures by Johanna Spyri, illus. by Carole Aufranc (Oct. 17, $19.99, ISBN 978-3-03869-151-8), tells the beloved story of the girl in the Alps via a series of 30 illustrations. Ages 4–7.
Smash the Patriarchy: A Graphic Novel by Marta Breen, illus. by Jenny Jordahl (Oct. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-3-03964-018-8), reexamines the patriarchy and the ridiculous views of so-called geniuses like Aristotle, Nietzche, and Freud. Ages 12 and up.
Highlights Books of Kindness offers I Am Kind to Myself by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Ekaterina Trukhan (Sept. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63962-072-2), ages 2–5.
Hopeless in Hope by Wanda John-Kehewin (Sept. 5, $16.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77492-083-1). Set in a town called Hope, this YA novel about self-esteem, family, and forgiveness from a Cree writer follows 14-year-old-Eva as she navigates a difficult homelife and strained relationship with her mother. Ages 12 and up.
Challah Day! by Charlotte Offsay, illus. by Jason Kirschner (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5411-2). A Jewish family comes together to bake the traditional braided egg bread for their Friday night Shabbat dinner. Ages 3–5.
Big Truck Super Wash by Stephen R. Swinburne, illus. by James Rey Sanchez (Aug. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4588-2). Five powerful trucks explain how they got so dirty and then get cleaned up at a super-sized car wash for heavy machinery. Ages 3–6.
The House with 100 Stories by Toshio Iwai (Nov. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5568-3). Readers flip open this towering book vertically to climb and count with Tochi as he tries to discover who lives at the top of a strange, magical house. Ages 4–8.
I’m Gonna Paint: Ralph Fasanella, Artist of the People by Anne Broyles, illus. by Victoria Tentler-Krylov (Oct. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5006-0), focuses on the life and career of American painter Fasanella, who centered his art around themes of social justice, immigrant rights, and the dignity of the working people. Ages 4–8.
Little Red Riding Hood (40th anniversary ed.) by Trina Schart Hyman (Sept. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5643-7). This edition features newly designed endpapers, a foil stamped cover, debossed case, and a forward from Hyman’s mentee, Caldecott Medalist Jason Chin. Ages 4–8.
Market Day by Miranda Harmon (Jan. 2, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5367-2). Everyone wants Mama Cat’s magical desserts at the market, but her kittens search the other stalls to find her a treat of her own. Ages 4–8.
What Music! The Friendship Between Beethoven and His Piano Maker, Nannette Streicher by Laurie Lawlor, illus. by Becca Stadtlander (Oct. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5143-2), depicts how these two fascinating friends—a composer with hearing loss and a woman who became an innovative piano maker in a time that discouraged female entrepreneurship—fought the odds and worked together. Ages 6–9.
The Curious Vanishing of Beatrice Willoughby by G.Z. Schmidt (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5073-2). Thirteen years ago a six-year-old vanished at a house party; now six party guests must work together to find the person responsible. Ages 8–12.
The Five Impossible Tasks of Eden Smith by Tom Llewellyn (Jan. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5312-2). Challenged by a secret society of metalworkers, Eden does all she can to complete the Five Impossible Tasks to save the only family she has left. Ages 8–12.
Forget-Me-Not Blue by Sharelle Byars Moranville (Aug. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5359-7). Siblings Con and Sofie have to decide who they can trust after their mother is arrested. Ages 8–12.
I Am Kavi by Thushanthi Ponweera (Sept. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5365-8). In this verse novel based on the author’s experiences, a girl caught between two worlds during the Sri Lankan civil war—a poverty-stricken village and a fancy big-city school—tries to figure out who she really is and where she belongs. Ages 8–12.
Jerry, Let Me See the Moon by Jeffrey Ebbeler (Oct. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5309-2). Jerry is compelled to uncover a conspiracy and take down the bad guys in his new town, a safe haven for were-creatures, humans who turn into animals when the moon is full. Ages 8–12.
Light and Air by Mindy Nichols Wendell (Jan. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5443-3). During the 1935 tuberculosis epidemic, Halle and her mother are sent to a TB hospital in upstate New York to quarantine and recover. Ages 8–12.
Ruptured by Joanne Rossmassler Fritz (Nov. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5233-0). A girl grapples with family secrets after her mother suffers a ruptured brain aneurysm. Ages 8–12.
The Selkie’s Daughter by Linda Crotta Brennan (Jan. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5439-6). Part-Selkie Brigit sets out to save her family from the Great Selkie and to protect the young seals being killed in her village. Ages 8–12.
Stories of the Islands by Clar Angkasa (Oct. 31, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4978-1). This debut graphic novel reimagines three folktales from the author’s childhood in Indonesia to star powerful young women following their hopes for freedom. Ages 8–12.
The Supernatural Files of CJ Delaney by Carol Williams (Jan. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5412-9). When summer in Galahad, Ohio, brings possessed dogs, missing livestock, and a seemingly supernatural occurrence at the skatepark, newspaper intern C.J. enlists her best friend to get to the bottom of everything and save the town from evil. Ages 8–12.
Sweetness All Around by Suzanne Supplee (Oct. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5369-6). In summer 1974, Josephine and her family move into the Happy World trailer park, where Josephine investigates the disappearance of her kidnapped neighbor. Ages 8–12.
The Fall of Whit Rivera by Crystal Maldonado (Oct. 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5236-1). Seventeen-year-old Whit deals with grief, PCOS, racism, fatphobia, sexuality, and class—all while planning the fall formal with her (hot) nemesis. Ages 14 and up.
The latest I Like to Read titles are I Help by Joe Cepeda (Sept. 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5393-1), ages 2–5; and Hot Cat, Cool Cat by Laura Manaresi, illus. by Roberta Angaramo (Nov. 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5493-8), and Horse & Buggy on Wheels by Ethan Long (Jan. 2, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5483-9), ages 4-8. Joining I Like to Read Comics are Hoggy at Bat by Ethan Long (Nov. 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5149-4), The Lost Mitten by Jannie Ho (Nov. 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5315-3), and Mossy and Tweed: Double Trouble by Mirka Hokkanen (Nov. 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5235-4), ages 4–8. Books for a Better Earth blossoms with A Day in the Life of the Desert: 6 Desert Habitats, 108 Species, and How to Save Them by Roxie Munro (Aug. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5092-3), ages 4–8; and Team Trash: A Time Traveler’s Guide to Sustainability by Kate Wheeler and Trent Huntington (Aug. 1, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5227-9), ages 10–14. Zooni Tales continues with Keep It Up, Plucky Pup by Vikram Madan (Oct. 10, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5357-3), ages 5–8.
Frights from Feral by Mark Fearing gains Last Exit to Feral (Sept. 5, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4866-1), ages 8–12. Star Striker by Mary Amato ends with The Final Goal (Nov. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4913-2), ages 8–12. And Salvation Cycle by Jodi Meadows concludes with Dawnbreaker (Nov. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4869-2), ages 14 and up.
Titles in Spanish
Como se construye una casa (How a House Is Built) (Jan. 2, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8234-5707-6), De semilla a planta (From Seed to Plant) (Dec. 19, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8234-5665-9), El clima y como hablar de el (Weather Words and What They Mean) (Jan. 2, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8234-5706-9), and Mariposas monarcas (Monarch Butterflies) (Dec. 19, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8234-5664-2), all by Gail Gibbons, ages 4–8.
Series in Spanish
¡Me gusta leer! (I Like to Read) greets Ayudo (I Help) (Sept. 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5576-8) and Salto (I Hop) (Nov. 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5579-9) by Joe Cepeda, ages 4–8.
The Brand-New, Never-Used, Perfect Crayons by Leanne Hatch (Aug. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5230-9). When Violet’s younger sister gets into her box of perfect crayons, Violet learns the benefits of sharing and letting go of perfectionism. Ages 4–8.
Plus One by John Hare (Jan. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5043-5). While hosting a tea party, Agnes tries to shake an unexpected guest—and his friends—until she realizes the more the merrier. Ages 4–8.
Bizard and the Big Bunny Bizness by Chrissie Krebs (Jan. 2, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5146-3). Bizard the Bear Wizard’s friends decide to try to help him grant wishes, but it turns out that two magic wands are much worse than one. Ages 8 and up.
Nothing Else but Miracles by Kate Albus (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5163-0). Twelve-year-old Dory and her brothers hide out from their evil landlord in an abandoned Lower East Side hotel while waiting for their father to return from fighting Hitler in WWII. Ages 9–12.
Pine Island Visitors by Polly Horvath (Oct. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5295-8). Four young sisters with unique personalities tackle the trials of self-efficiency and house guests who overstay their welcome. Ages 9–12.
Be That Way by Hope Larson (Oct. 3, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4761-9). Seventeen-year-old Christine keeps a journal of an eventful year in her life in the mid-1990s, while juggling troubled friendships and looking for love. Ages 14 and up.
Superbaby by Stephanie Ledyard, illus. by Lincoln Agnew (Oct. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4558-5), follows the adventures of a baby at play. Ages 2–5.
Angela’s Glacier by Jordan Scott, illus. by Diana Sudyka (Jan. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5082-4), tells the love story of Angela, who grows up in the shadow of a majestic glacier that’s always there to listen. Ages 4–8.
Climbing the Volcano by Curtis Manley, illus. by Jennifer K. Mann (Jan. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5166-1). In haiku form, a boy narrates his family’s hike to the peak of Oregon’s South Sister volcano. Ages 4–8.
Do You Remember? by Sydney Smith (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4262-1). A boy and his mother share the memories that are most meaningful to them during a time of transition in their lives. Ages 4–8.
The North Wind and the Sun by Philip C. Stead (Oct. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5583-6) retells a fable in which three sisters learn the importance of persistence and the power of standing up for what you believe in when facing the North Wind and the Sun, who each try to prove their strength. Ages 4–8.
Pass the Baby by Susanna Reich, illus. by Raúl Colón (Oct. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5085-5), depicts a large diverse family passing an excitable baby from person to person during their dinner. Ages 4–8.
Scaredy Cats by Jeff Mack (Oct. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5207-1). Three kittens discuss the possible contents of a surprise gift box. Ages 4–8.
A Walk in the Woods by Nikki Grimes, illus. by Jerry and Brian Pinkney (Sept. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4965-1). A boy grieving the loss of his father follows a treasure map his dad left him through the woods they used to explore together and discovers a cache of his father’s art along the way. Ages 4–8.
Wintergarden by Janet Fox, illus. by Jasu Hu (Nov. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-5101-2). A girl and her mother plant an herb garden in the middle of winter. Ages 4–8.
Haunted Ghost Tour in greets A Haunted Ghost Tour in My Town by Louise Martin, illus. by Gabriele Tafuni (Aug. 1, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-72826-371-7), a Halloween-themed story about a haunted ghost tour featuring locations and local landmarks from different states in the U.S. Ages 3–7.
Cooking with Monsters: The Beginner’s Guide to Culinary Combat by Jordan Alsaqa, illus. by Vivian Truong (Sept. 5, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68405-983-6). New to Gourmand Academy of Culinary Combat, Hana navigates crushes and friends as she learns how to fight monsters and turn them into delicious meals. Ages 13 and up.
My Little Pony kicks up its heels for My Little Pony: 40th Anniversary Celebration—The Deluxe Edition by Sam Maggs, illus. by Jeremy Whitley and Tony Fleecs (Dec. 12, $19.99, ISBN 979-88-87240-24-4), ages 9–12. And Sonic the Hedgehog returns in Scrapnik Island by Daniel Barnes, illus. by Jack Lawrence (Aug. 29, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68405-993-5), ages 9–12.
Tales from the Chinese Zodiac by Oliver Chin takes wing with The Year of the Dragon (Sept. 5, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-59702-164-7), ages 3–8. And Asian Hall of Fame expands with The Discovery of Chess by Phil Amara and Oliver Chin, illus. by Juan Calle (Sept. 5, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-59702-162-3), ages 3–12.
I Am a Rock by Ashley Qilavaq-Savard, illus. by Pelin Turgut (Oct. 3, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-475-2), takes readers on a journey through the Arctic landscape from the point of view of a child’s pet rock. Ages 3–5.
It’s Time for Berries! by Ceporah Mearns and Jeremy Debicki, illus. by Tindur Peturs (Sept. 5, $17.95, ISBN 978-
1-77227-465-3). Two sisters head out with Ninguiq, their grandmother, in the late summer to fill their buckets with sweet berries. Ages 3–5.
We Love You as Much as the Fox Loves Its Tail by Masiana Kelly, illus. by Tamara Campeau (Oct. 10, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-476-9), is a bedtime poem sharing all the ways in which a family will welcome their long-awaited new member. Ages 3–5.
The Woman and Her Bear Cub by Jaypeetee Arnakak, illus. by Dayna B. Griffiths (Sept. 12, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-466-0). A woman and her daughter take in an orphaned polar bear cub and must decide how to give him a happy life. Ages 3–5.
The Origin of Day and Night by Paula Ikuutaq Rumbolt, illus. by Lenny Lishchenko (Sept. 5, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77227-469-1). This Inuit tale depicts the actions of a hare and a fox as they change the Arctic forever by creating day and night. Ages 6–8.
The Owl and the Lemming by Roselynn Akulukjuk, illus. by Amiel Sandland (Sept. 5, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77227-486-8). A lemming works to outsmart the boastful owl blocking the entrance to its den. Ages 6–8.
Mahahaa, ed. by Jeela Palluq-Cloutier, illus. by Neil Christopher and Babah Kalluk (Sept. 5, $17.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77227-464-6). In this traditional Inuit story, Aluja encounters land spirit Mahahaa the Tickler when she stays alone in camp. Ages 9–12.
Niitu and Chips: Childhood Moments by Babah Kalluk (Oct. 3, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-474-5) showcases the Arctic friendship between Niitu, a boy, and his best friend, Chips, a seal. Ages 9–12.
Inuit Folktales offers The Little Folk by Levi Illuitok, illus. by Steve James (Sept. 12, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-468-4), and The Qalupalik by Elisha Kilabuk, illus. by Joy Ang (Nov. 7, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77227-487-5), ages 6–8.
Keynan Masters and the Peerless Magic Crew by Davaun Sanders (Oct. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-45804-9). This debut fantasy series-starter follows Keynan’s quest to unlock his poetry-fueled magic and unravel the secrets of his mysterious fancy art school, Peerless Academy. Ages 8–12.
Totally Psychic by Brigid Martin (Aug. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-45374-7). A Cuban American tween medium navigating new friendships, family dynamics, and trouble-making ghosts stars in this series launch. Ages 8–12.
Every Time You Go Away by Abigail Johnson (Dec. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-335-42915-5). Childhood friends Ethan and Rebecca reconnect after Ethan has been away caring for his mother, who has a substance use disorder, and Rebecca has been adjusting to life after a car accident that killed her father and made her a wheelchair user. Ages 13 and up.
A Multitude of Dreams by Mara Rutherford (Sept. 26, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-335-45796-7) recasts Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death” in a plague-ravaged world featuring a commoner posing as a princess, a destitute gentleman posing as a prince, and the web of lies they must navigate to defeat the bloodthirsty monsters coming for them both. Ages 13 and up.
The Name Drop by Susan Lee (Sept. 12, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-335-45798-1). Two teens with the same Korean name find themselves entangled in a case of switched identities at their prestigious summer internship, further complicated by the spark that develops between them. Ages 13 and up.
With or Without You by Eric Smith (Nov. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-335-45807-0) focuses on two teens whose families have orchestrated a feud between their cheesesteak food trucks to drive up business; but when the fake rivalry lands them on reality TV, they have to hide their very real romance from the world. Ages 13 and up.
Wrath Becomes Her by Aden Polydoros (Oct. 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-335-45803-2). In 1943 Lithuania, Vera the golem is crafted and brought to life by a grieving father to enact revenge on the Nazis who killed his daughter. Ages 13 and up.
The Scarlet Alchemist by Kylie Lee Baker (Oct. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-335-45801-8) kicks off a YA fantasy duology introducing readers to an alternate Tang Dynasty China where a poor biracial girl with the ability to raise the dead gets caught up in the royal family’s political intrigue. Ages 14 and up.
Stay with My Heart by Tashie Bhuiyan (Jan. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-335-01003-2). Liane accidentally sabotages an up-and-coming local band and falls for its enigmatic leader while secretly trying to make up for her mistake. Ages 14 and up.
Gingerbread Witch by Alexandra Overy serves up The Unsleeping Witch (Sept. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-45797-4), ages 8–12. And Breaking Time by Sasha Alsberg closes with Fracturing Fate (Aug. 15, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-335-45375-4), ages 14 and up.
Star Wars: The Secrets of the Wookiees by Marc Sumerak (Oct. 31, $27.99, ISBN 979-88-86630-55-8). This interactive guide reveals the untold stories of Wookiees, from Chewbacca to Burryaga. Ages 6 and up.
Crayola: Cooking with Color (Oct. 3, $27.99, ISBN 979-88-86631-72-2) Forty recipes teach readers how to cook with colorful healthy foods. Ages 10 and up.
Reinhart Pop-Up Studio gains Paws, Claws, and Snapping Jaws: A Rainforest Predators Pop-Up by Matthew Reinhart and Lori C. Froeb (Sept. 19, $34.99, ISBN 979-88-86630-83-1), ages 5–10. Illustrated Storybooks adds Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Goodnight, Goblin King by S.T. Bende, illus. by Bill Robinson (Sept. 26, $18.99, ISBN 979-88-86632-15-6), ages 2–6; and Gilmore Girls: At Home in Stars Hollow by Micol Ostow, illus. by Cecilia Messina (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 979-88-86631-44-9), ages 5–12. And Oceanx Adventures by Kate B. Jerome presents Daring Dolphin Rescue (Oct. 17, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68188-910-8), ages 8–12.
Lucky Poor by Mazie Lovie (Nov. 14, $12 paper, ISBN 978-1-63899-125-0). This graphic memoir focuses on Mazie’s family’s experiences when they have been given a new house from Habitat for Humanity Canada. Ages 8–12.
Hex Americana by Bree D. Wolf (Aug. 29, $15 paper, ISBN 978-1-945820-76-2) is a middle-grade fantasy/queer romance revolving around the ultimate monster derby grand prix, the Hex Americana. Ages 10–13.
When I Go to Church, I Belong: Finding My Place in God’s Family as a Child with Special Needs by Elrena Evans, illus. by Rebecca Evans (Sept. 19, $18, ISBN 978-1-5140-0667-2), focuses on a typical day at church—worship, singing, stories, playing, eating—told from the point of view of six children with special needs. Ages 4–8.
This Little Dinosaur (Aug. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-577-0) and This Little Monster (Aug. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-576-3) by Coral Byers, illus. by Alberta Torre, are books inspired by the familiar rhyme “This Little Piggy” that encourage counting and fingerplay skills. Ages 2–6.
1, 2, 3 Do the Robot by Michelle Robinson, illus. by Rosalind Beardshaw (Aug. 1, $13.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-566-4). Lola the inventor isn’t tired enough for bed, so she uses her skills to make a robot instead. Ages 3–6.
The Christmas Story by Fiona Biggs, illus. by Jen Hill (Dec. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-611-1). The story of Christ’s birth is depicted in this pop-up picture book that doubles as a Nativity display. Ages 3–6.
I Try by Susie Brooks, illus. Cally Johnson-Isaacs (Dec. 1, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-568-8), encourages readers to try new things and never give up. Ages 3–6.
Santa Yeti by Matthew Luhn, illus. by Luke Flowers (Dec. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-603-6). A yeti who hates the cold and dreams of beaches takes on Santa’s role for Christmas. Ages 3–6.
There Was a Young Reindeer Who Swallowed a Present (Dec. 1, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-579-4) and There Was a Young Zombie Who Swallowed a Worm (Aug. 1, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-578-7) by Kaye Baillie, illus. by Diane Ewen. A reindeer and a zombie, respectively, gobble up everything in sight in these Christmas and Halloween-themed stories. Ages 3–6.
The Twelve Dinosaurs of Christmas by Evie Day, illus. by Liam Darcy (Dec. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-737-8). As readers count and sing through this version of the classic Christmas carol, the collection of dinosaurs grows and grows. Ages 3–6.
Kind by Jess McGeachin (Aug. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-556-5) celebrates living things of many kinds—and the kindness we can show them as we wander through the world. Ages 3–7.
Never Let a Diplodocus Draw by Rashmi Sirdeshpande, illus. by Diane Ewen (Aug. 1, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-580-0). A girl’s imagination runs wild when she envisions what could happen if a diplodocus learned to draw. Ages 3–7.
Sunny Side Up by Clare Helen Welsh, illus. by Ana Sanfelippo (Aug. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-563-3), embraces optimism and invites readers to look on the bright side of life. Ages 3–7.
The Pumpkin Who Was Afraid of the Dark by Michelle Robinson, illus. by Mike Byrne (Aug. 1, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-728-6). Misfit pumpkin Boo, who’s afraid of Halloween, befriends a boy who’s also scared. Ages 4–7.
There’s Nothing Faster Than a Cheetah by Tom Nicoll, illus. by Ross Collins (Dec. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-795-8). A cheetah races against foxes in fire engines, rhinos on rollerskates, and a host of other animals with various transport to prove it’s the fastest. Ages 4–7.
All the Wonderful Ways to Read by Laura Baker, illus. by Sandra de la Prada (Aug. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-547-3), applauds reading—whatever, however, and wherever we choose. Ages 4–8.
Hello, Trees by Bailey Bezuidenhout, illus. by Maria Lebedeva (Aug. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-733-0). When a girl wanders through the forest, she asks questions of the trees, imagining all the feelings and experiences they go through. Ages 4–8.
Holey Moley by Bethan Clarke, illus. by Anders Frang (Aug. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-549-7). In this rhyming picture book, Gus the goat theorizes about where Mavis the Mole lives. Ages 4–8.
Space Pirate Bears by Alastair Chisholm, illus. by Jez Tuya (Dec. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-736-1). Siblings Jamie and Abby ask their father for a story, but they keep arguing about how Dad’s tale should go before he can finish it. Ages 4–8.
Tow Truck 1, 2, 3 by Eric Ode, illus. by Kent Culotta (Aug. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-554-1). Three tow trucks rescue stranded vehicles and save the day. Ages 4–8.
Tatty Mouse by Hilary Robinson, illus. by Mandy Stanley, ramps up with Tatty Mouse Super Racer (Aug. 1, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-632-6), ages up to 3. Nibbles stars in Shapes by Emma Yarlett (Aug. 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-548-0), ages 2–4. Pop-Up Vehicles by Matt Hunt rolls on with Let’s Dig! (Aug. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-586-2), Let’s Drive! (Aug. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-585-5), and Let’s Fly! (Aug. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-587-9), ages 2–4. Single Sound Fun welcomes If You’re Happy and You Know It by Hannah Wood (Aug. 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-726-2) and Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Sanja Rescek (Aug. 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-727-9), ages 2–4. Joining Water Wonders are Christmas by Laura Garrido Amador (Dec. 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-618-0) and With Dragon by Kim Faria (Aug. 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-616-6), ages 2–4.
Holiday Magic by Harriet Stone, illus. by Giovana Medeiros, offers Christmas (Dec. 1, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-639-5) and Halloween (Aug. 1, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-640-1), ages 3–5. Carly Gledhill’s It’s Time To... expands with Bake It! (Aug. 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-584-8), Fix It! (Aug. 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-583-1), and Grow It! (Aug. 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-582-4), ages 3–5. Billy by Nadia Shireen adds Billy and the Beast (Aug. 1, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-589-3), Billy and the Dragon (Aug. 1, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-590-9), and Billy and the Pirates (Aug. 1, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-591-6), ages 3–6. Luna takes center stage in Luna Loves Christmas by Joseph Coehlo, illus. by Fiona Lumbers (Dec. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-641-8), ages 3–6. Mr. Roscoe by Jim Field offers Monsieur Roscoe in the City (Aug. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-422-3) and Señor Roscoe in the City (Aug. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-423-0), ages 3–6. Pull-Back Books gains Delivery Truck by Stephanie Moss, illus. by Natasha Rimmington (Dec. 1, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68464-725-5), ages 3–6. New Shine-a-Light My World titles are Making Friends and Getting Along by Carron Brown, illus. by Ashlee Spink (Dec. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-571-8), and Staying Safe by Brown, illus. by Liliana Pérez (Dec. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-572-5), ages 3–6. Joining You Choose by Pippa Goodhart, illus. by Nick Sharratt, are You Choose Christmas (Aug. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-607-4) and You Choose Fairy Tales (Aug. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-606-7), ages 3–7.
Billie B. Brown appears in The Cutest Pet Ever (Aug. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-670-8) and The Pocket Money Blues (Aug. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-669-2) by Sally Rippin, illus. by Aki Fukuoka, ages 4–7. Rippin’s Hey Jack!, illus. by Stephanie Spartels, ramps up with The Backyard Mystery (Aug. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-666-1) and The Special Guest (Aug. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-667-8), ages 4–7. Shine-a-Light buzzes along with Backyard Bugs by Brown, illus. by Wesley Robins (Aug. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-569-5) and Nighttime by Brown, illus. by Ipek Konak (Aug. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-570-1), ages 4–8. The School of Monsters by Rippin, illus. by Chris Kennett, presents Bruno Won’t Dance (Aug. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-748-4), ages 5–7. A to Z Joke Books by Vasco Icuza expands with The A to Z Dad Jokes Joke Book (Dec. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-621-0) and The A to Z Punny Joke Book (Dec. 1, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-622-7), ages 5–7. Pop-Up Shadow Stories by Eve Robertson, illus. by Ana Jimenez, rolls along with Little Red Riding Hood (Aug. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-633-3) and The Three Little Pigs (Aug. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-634-0), ages 5–8.
That’s a Job? greets I Like Machines... What Jobs Are There? by Robin Pridy, illus. by Elise Gaignet (Dec. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68464-515-2), ages 7–10. Princess Betony features in Princess Betony and the Hobgoblin (Aug. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-718-7) and Princess Betony and the Thunder Egg (Aug. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-716-3) by Pamela Freeman, illus. by Tamsin Ainslie, ages 7–11. And The Wolves of Greycoat Hall by Lucinda Gifford takes off with Boris in Switzerland (Aug. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-720-0) and The Wolves of Greycoat Hall (Aug. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68464-719-4), ages 9–12.
Asha and the Toymaker by Sakshi Mangal (Oct. 3, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0666-2). A young aspiring artist helps her father’s struggling toy business in an Indian city by secretly painting all his wooden toys in bright colors. Ages 3–7.
Beatrice and Barb by Kate Jenks Landry, illus. by Vivian Mineker (Oct. 3, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0648-8). Beatrice worries that her new pet Venus flytrap, Barb, isn’t well and takes her to the plant store for some special care. Ages 3–7.
Benjamin’s Thunderstorm by Melanie Florence, illus. by Hawlii Pichette (Sept. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0320-3). A boy dancing in the rain likens the sound of the thunder—piyêsiwak—to the drums, songs, and dances that his grandfather and father perform at Cree powwows. Ages 3–7.
If You Want to Be a Butterfly by Mu’o¸’n Thi∙ Va˘n, illus. by Andrea Armstrong (Oct. 3, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0546-7), presents a journey through the lifecycle of the butterfly, in reverse: from flitting from flower to flower, to being a tightly wound chrysalis, to happily munching on leaves as a caterpillar. Ages 3–7.
Next Door by Deborah Kerbel, illus. by Isaac Liang (Oct. 3, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0658-7). In this wordless picture book, a Deaf boy and his mother meet a new family in their neighborhood, and though they speak two different languages—American Sign Language and Arabic—they find a way to communicate and become fast friends. Ages 3–7.
Other Words for Nonno by Dave Cameron, illus. by Yong Ling Kang (Sept. 5, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0575-7). When her grandfather begins struggling with his memory and finding his words, a girl makes fun modifications to their regular word games and discovers new ways to bond over their shared love of language. Ages 4–7.
The Most Magnificent Maker’s A to Z by Ashley Spires (Sept. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0629-7). The characters from The Most Magnificent Thing take readers from A to Z, defining all the words they need to know about making, such as “I for Idea” and “P for Patience.” Ages 4–8.
Kaboom! A Volcano Erupts by Jessica Kulekjian, illus. by Zoe Si (Sept. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0649-5), offers a step-by-step narration of how a volcano erupts, told from the volcano’s point of view. Ages 5–8.
8 Tiny Reindeer: An Advent Calendar Adventure by Robert Tinkler, illus. by Danesh Mohiuddin (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0464-4). This advent calendar-graphic novel mashup follows two elves on a mission to help save Christmas from an evil tech baron who has automated toymaking and replaced reindeer with drones. Ages 7–10.
Operation Cupcake: How Simple Machines Work by Bambi Edlund (Oct. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0667-9). Clever, hungry mice Ginger and Mac devise plans using simple machines to move a cupcake from a counter to their mousehole. Ages 7–10.
Saving the Spotted Owl: Zalea’s Story by Nicola Jones, illus. by Alexandra Finkeldey (Oct. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0555-9), tells the true story of the rescue of a three-week-old northern spotted owl —a threatened species— by wildlife biologists and its eventual release back into the wild. Ages 8–12.
Think Like a Goat: The Wildly Smart Ways Animals Communicate, Cooperate and Innovate by Lisa Deresti Betik, illus. by Alexander Mostov (Oct. 3, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0455-2), explains and celebrates the many varieties of animal intelligence. Ages 8–12.
The Cricket War by Tho∙Pham and Sandra McTavish (Oct. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0655-6) reveals how Pham left Vietnam by boat as an 11-year-old to escape the Communist army in 1980, and follows his harrowing journey on the South China Sea to a Philippine refugee camp, and his eventual home in Canada. Ages 9–12.
Tie-ins to PBS Kids’ Elinor Wonders Why, created by Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson, include The Mystery of the Zigzag Plant (Sept. 5, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5253-0623-5) and The Seed of an Idea (Sept. 5, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5253-0624-2), ages 3–6. Joining CitizenKid is Lion on the Inside: How One Girl Changed Basketball by Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir with Judith Henderson, illus. by Katherine Ahmed (Sept. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-1003-4), ages 5–8. Izzy is back for Izzy’s Dog Days of Summer by Caroline Adderson, illus. by Kelly Collier (Sept. 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-734-7), ages 6–9. And Rover and Speck by Jonathan Roth gains Splash Down! (Oct. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0567-2), ages 7–10.
Maddie and Mabel by Kari Allen, illus. by Tatjana Mai-Wyss, continues with Maddie and Mabel Make a Plan (Oct. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63894-024-1), ages 4–8.
I Spy Christmas by Deborah Lock and Samantha Meredith (Sept. 19, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-8254-5560-5). This seek-and-find book follows the holy family on their journey to Bethlehem and tells the story of Jesus’s birth. Ages 3–5.
Kregel’s Christmas Treasury of Illustrated Bible Stories by Matt Lockhart (Sept. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8254-4832-4) illuminates 18 Bible passages surrounding the advent of the birth of Christ. Ages 6 and up.
Come to Pray by Salwah Isaacs-Johaadien, illus. by Zeynep Yildirim (Jan. 9, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-86037-901-0). In this global overview of Islam, five families on five continents perform Salah—their daily prayers. Ages 4–7.
Hamza Attends a Janaza by Shabana Hussain, illus. by Atefeh Mohammadzadeh (Oct. 3, $11.95, ISBN 978-0-86037-893-8), introduces young readers to the etiquette and rituals involved in attending a Janaza, an Islamic funeral. Ages 4–7.
Raisah and the Boat Trip by Nadia Ali, illus. by Fatma Zehra Köprülü (Sept. 12, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-86037-911-9), follows Raisah and her family from shore to the deep sea as they go on a boat trip. Ages 4–7.
In My Skin by Morgan Christie, illus. by Martina Stuhlberger (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-915244-54-3). In this poem, children find creative ways to embrace the world around them and remind themselves of the beauty of living in their skin. Ages 5–9.
Letters in Charcoal by Irene Vasco, illus. by Juan Palomino (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-915244-51-2). When a Colombian girl makes the decision to learn to read, it changes her life forever. Ages 5–9.
Listening to the Quiet by Cassie Silva, illus. by Frances Ives (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-915244-48-2). Jacki comes to terms with her mother’s hearing loss and they find new ways to experience the world together. Ages 5–9.
Rajiv’s Starry Feelings by Niall Moorjani, illus. by Nanette Regan (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-915244-57-4). With the help of his father, Rajiv navigates the complex emotions we all feel but cannot always name. Ages 5–9.
The Bollywood Academy by Puneet Bhandal welcomes Melody Queen (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-915244-28-4), ages 9–13. And The Intasimi Warriors by Shiko Nguru expands with Odwar vs. the Shadow Queen (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-915244-36-9), ages 9–13.
Sharoo stars in Sharoo’s Great Decision by W.W. Rowe (Aug. 1, $11.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-936012-98-5), ages 12 and up.
A Book of Dogs (and Other Canines) by Katie Viggers (Sept. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5102-3038-5). Readers can learn about our canine friends in this compendium of dogs, from faithful family pets to wild pack animals. Ages 4–6.
Hello Fungi: A Little Guide to Nature (Sept. 19, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-5102-3046-0) and Hello Trees: A Little Guide to Nature (Sept. 19, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-5102-3048-4) by Nina Chakrabarti are illustrated nature guides that contain identification tips and activities. Ages 6–8.
Return of the Wild: 20 of Nature’s Greatest Success Stories by Helen Scales, illus. by Good Wives & Warriors (Oct. 17, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5102-3012-5), spotlights the extraordinary ways nature has come back from the brink in a collection of 20 environmental stories from around the world. Ages 8–10.
Feel the Force: Revealing the Physics Secrets That Rule the Universe by Mike Barfield (Oct. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5102-3044-6) helps readers unlock the world of physics—from motion to force and gravity to energy—with history comics and hands-on experiments to try at home. Ages 9–11.
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Empty and Me: A Tale of Friendship and Loss by Azam Mahdavi, illus. by Maryam Tahmasebi, trans. by Parisa Saranj (Oct. 3, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-622-2). In this bilingual Persian-English picture book, a girl learns how to live with the gentle giant that embodies her grief after her mother dies. Ages 4–7.
Connor Kissed Me by Zehava, illus. by Sarah K. Turner (Sept. 19, $20.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-118-0). Miriam navigates her confusion about an unprovoked kiss—finding her voice and using it to assert her personal boundaries. Ages 4–8.
Zain’s Super Friday by Hena Khan, illus. by Nez Riaz (Oct. 10, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-424-2). Readers join Zain and his father on a special visit to their local mosque to attend jumu’ah prayers. Ages 5–8.
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Montgomery and the Case of the Golden Key by Tracy Occomy Crowder (Oct. 10, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-517-1). In 2008, 10-year-old Monty tries to trace the origin of a golden key found in his South Side Chicago community—which may or may not host the next Olympic games, or supply the next U.S. President, or be home to a prankster ghost. Ages 9–13.
When a Brown Girl Flees by Aamna Qureshi (Sept. 19, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-505-8). Muslim teen Zahra runs away from home and finds herself on a journey of healing, self-love, and hope in this YA debut. Ages 12 and up.
The Shadow Prince by David Anthony Durham continues with The Longest Night in Egypt (Sept. 26, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-64379-609-3), ages 9–13.
My Friend Julia: A Sesame Street Book About Autism by Jennifer Cook (Sept. 5, $9.99 paper, ISBN 979-8-7656-0344-4). Abby, Elmo, and the Sesame Street friends introduce young readers to Julia, an autistic girl. Ages 4–8.
The Knight of Little Import by Hannah Batsel (Sept. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-72845-099-5). Young knight Charlie begins a quest to capture monsters throughout her town of Little Import and find a safe place for them to live—in the world’s very first monster sanctuary. Ages 5–9.
Sensitive by Sara Levine, illus. by Mehrdokht Amini (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-72845-092-6), follows a girl who hears messages that she’s too sensitive and needs to change, and ultimately turns the negative comments into an affirmation that her sensitivity is her strength. Ages 5–10.
Small Shoes, Great Strides: How Three Brave Girls Opened Doors to School Equality by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, illus. by Alex Bostic (Nov. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-72841-923-7), tells the story of Black first graders Leona Tate, Gail Etienne, and Tessie Prevost, who courageously integrated a New Orleans school on November 14, 1960. Ages 7–11.
A Pocketful of Stars by Aisha Bushby (Sept. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-72845-069-8). When Safiya’s mother falls into a coma, Safiya comes to terms with their complicated relationship and discovers more about herself through dreams that transport her to her mother’s childhood in Kuwait. Ages 10–14.
Forsooth by Jimmy Matejek-Morris (Nov. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-72845-759-8). Drama ensues when 13-year-old theater kid Calvin sets out to make a movie with his friends, forcing him to sort through his first crush, face family tensions, and learn how to be true to himself. Ages 11–14.
Next up in Dino Board Books by Lisa Wheeler, illus. by Barry Gott, is My First Dino-Christmas (Sept. 5, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72844-619-6), ages 1–4. Wheeler and Gott’s Dino-Holidays welcomes Dino-Hanukkah (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-72841-921-3), ages 5–9. And Adventures of the PSS 118 by Joshua S. Levy concludes with Last Summer in Outer Space (Aug. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-72848-619-2), ages 9–13.
Gallows Hill by Lois Ruby (Sept. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-72843-102-4). Puritan girl Patience and Quaker boy Thomas question their faiths and fight to protect their families during the panic over witchcraft in 1692 Salem. Ages 11 and up.
All the Things We Never Said by Yasmin Rahman (Oct. 3, $20.99, ISBN 978-1-72846-710-8). Three girls with overwhelming depression meet through a website that binds them in a suicide pact and then try to break the deal when they realize they can overcome their struggles with the right help. Ages 13 and up.
Power Button: The First Invasion, Book 1 by Zack Soto (Nov. 7, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72846-294-3) kicks off a series starring cousins Kaz and Truly, who find unusual wrist bands that summon a space knight to Earth. Ages 9–14.
Strikers: A Graphic Novel by Kiel Phegley, illus. by Jacques Khouri (Oct. 3, $18.99 paper, ISBN 979-8-7656-0746-6), follows the travails of a ragtag, losing ice hockey team in 1986 Flint, Mich. Ages 9–14.
The Bodyguard Unit: Edith Garrud, Women’s Suffrage, and Jujitsu by Clément Xavier, illus. by Lisa Lugrin, (Aug. 1, $17.99 paper, ISBN 979-8-7656-0747-3), focuses on the all-women security group formed by an English suffragist organization in the early 20th century and Garrud, a pioneering instructor of women’s self-defense. Ages 13 and up.
Night and Dana by Anya Davidson (Sept. 5, $18.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72843-036-2) finds Dana and Lily at odds over their eco-horror movie project as Dana emerges as a climate activist. Ages 13 and up.
The Wolf in Underpants by Wilfrid Lupano, illus. by Mayana Itoïz, gains The Wolf in Underpants Gets Some Pants (Nov. 7, $8.99 paper, ISBN 979-8-7656-0748-0), ages 7–11. The Robot Makers, a series by Podoal Friend, illus. by Hong Jong-hyun, exploring key ideas in robotics, launches with The Robot Soccer Competition (Oct. 3, $15.99 paper, ISBN 979-8-7656-0751-0) and Soccer Robots vs. Battle Robots (Oct. 3, $15.99 paper, ISBN 979-8-7656-0750-3), ages 9–14. And Timothy Dinoman stars in Timothy Dinoman and the Attack of the Dancing Machines by Steve Thueson (Oct. 3, $19.99 paper, ISBN 979-8-7656-0749-7), ages 9–14.
Counting on Shabbat by Nancy Churnin, illus. by Petronela Dostalova (Nov. 7, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72846-068-0). Readers count from one to 10 as they get ready for Shabbat. Ages up to 4.
A Book About Bupkes by Leslie Kimmelman, illus. by Roxana de Rond (Aug. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-72846-022-2), is a book about bupkes: nothing, zero, zilch. Ages 4–8.
The Mexican Dreidel by Linda Elovitz Marshall and Ilan Stavans, illus. by Maria Mola (Oct. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-72844-928-9). Danielito’s Janucá dreidel leads his new friends’ Mexican spinning tops on an adventure through the neighborhood. Ages 4–8.
Mrs. Maccabee’s Miracle by Elka Weber, illus. by Amélie Videlo (Oct. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-72847-791-6). After defeating the Greek army, Mrs. Maccabee’s five sons can’t find oil to light the Temple menorah, until they remember their mother’s words. Ages 4–8.
The Promise by Bridget Hodder and Fawzia Gilani-Williams, illus. by Cinzia Battistel (Sept. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-72846-024-6). A Muslim boy promises his Jewish best friend that he will continue to care for the garden they built together in a Moroccan village when the Jewish boy and his family move away. Ages 4–8.
Three Jumps to Sorry: A Yom Kippur Story by Amy Novit, illus. by Ana Zurita (Aug. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-72846-027-7). Hannah’s mother shows her how to hop her way through the three steps of an apology: admitting you did something wrong, feeling bad about what you did, and then trying never to do it again. Ages 4–8.
A Wild, Wild Hanukkah by Jo Gershman and Bob Strauss (Oct. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-72846-026-0). Each night of Hanukkah, more wild animals join the party, singing, making latkes, and spinning dreidels—before the holiday comes to an end and it’s time for bed. Ages 4–8.
Zhen Yu and the Snake by Erica Lyons, illus. by Renia Metallinou (Sept. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-72846-025-3). In this Talmudic tale, a fortune teller warns a man that his daughter will be bitten by a snake on her wedding day, but fate intervenes when a stranger appears at the young bride’s door, and she performs a mitzvah. Ages 4–8.
Doña Gracia Saved Worlds by Bonni Goldberg, illus. by Alida Massari (Dec. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-72846-699-6). In 16th-century Portugal, Doña Gracia used her wealth and power to escape persecution, helping many other Jews to do the same. Ages 5–9.
Dream by Dream: The Story of Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise by Geri Kolesar, illus. by Sofia Moore (Aug. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-72846-793-1), is a picture book biography of the founder of American Reform Judaism. Ages 5–9.
Ruth First Never Backed Down by Danielle Joseph, illus. by Gabhor Utomo (Nov. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-72846-028-4), spotlights the life of Jewish South African First, who spoke out against apartheid her whole life. Ages 7–11.
I Ship: A Container Ship’s Colossal Journey by Kelly Rice Schmitt, illus. by Jam Dong (Oct. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-72847-682-7), invites readers to come aboard a container ship and voyage across oceans to deliver goods to people who need them. Ages 5–9.
Piece by Piece: Ernestine’s Gift for President Roosevelt by Lupe Ruiz-Flores, illus. by Anna López Real (Sept. 5, $20.99, ISBN 978-1-72846-043-7), tells the true story of a resourceful Mexican American teen who made a remarkable gift to thank President Roosevelt for the food aid that helped them survive the Great Depression in Texas. Ages 5–9.
The Power of Snow by Bob Raczka, illus. by Bryony Clarkson (Oct. 3, $20.99, ISBN 978-1-72845-091-9). The advent of a snowstorm helps playfully illustrate the math concept of exponential growth. Ages 5–10.
The Beasts in Your Brain: Understanding and Living with Anxiety and Depression by Katherine Speller (Sept. 5, $18.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72841-720-2) explains the science of mental illness, and empowers readers to better quell depression and anxiety. Ages 13 and up.
The Denim Diaries: A Memoir by Laurie Boyle Crompton (Nov. 7, $18.99 paper, ISBN 979-8-7656-0488-5). Crompton recounts the humor and heartbreak of her coming of age in rural Pennsylvania and New York City during the 1970s and ’80s. Ages 13 and up.
Weed: Cannabis Culture in the Americas by Caitlin Donohue (Sept. 5, $18.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72842-954-0). Donohue uses interviews with medical researchers, educators, activists, artists, business leaders, and other experts to craft an overview of cannabis in the Western Hemisphere. Ages 14 and up.
Ways to Play by Lynn Miller Lachman, illus. by Gabriel Alborozo (Aug. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-259-0), follows Riley, an autistic kid whose cousins always think they know how play time is supposed to look; fortunately, Charlie the dog shows them that there are many ways to play and all of them are right. Ages 4–7.
Desert Queen by Jyoti Rajan Gopal, illus. by Svabhu Kohli (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-262-0). This picture book biography in verse spotlights the life of drag performer Queen Harish, known as the Whirling Desert Queen of Rajasthan. Ages 4–8.
The Dubious Pranks of Shaindy Goodman by Mari Lowe (Nov. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-264-4). Shy, awkward Shaindy is ecstatic when queen bee Gayil asks her to help play pranks on their fellow classmates at an Orthodox Jewish school—until those pranks evolve into something much darker. Ages 8–12.
Golemcrafters by Emi Watanabe Cohen (Jan. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-269-9). Siblings Faye and Shiloh are taken by surprise when an uncle and cousin from the Jewish side of their family arrive unannounced, ready to teach them the family’s secret magic: golem crafting. Ages 8–12.
Salsa Magic by Letisha Marrero (Aug. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-260-6). In this debut, 13-year old Maya’s estranged Titi Yaya shows up from Puerto Rico and Maya must uncover why she feels so connected to this woman she’s never met. Ages 8–12.
The Secret of Lillian Velvet by Jaclyn Moriarty (Sept. 26, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-261-3). Lillian finds a jar of magical coins, each with the power to take her on strange and wonderful journeys with a purpose she must uncover before she and the world run out of time. Ages 8–12.
Alebrijes by Donna Barba Higuera, illus. by David Álvarez (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-263-7). Four hundred years into a post-apocalyptic Earth, 13-year-old pickpocket Leandro takes the fall for his little sister and has his consciousness placed in an ancient drone, exiled from the lone surviving human settlement. Ages 10–14.
The Boy from Clearwater by Yu Pei-Yun, illus. by Zhou Jian-Xin, trans. by Lin King (Sept. 19, $25.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-279-8). This graphic novel series-starter tells the true story of Tsai Kun-Lin, a boy in Japanese-occupied Taiwan, who is imprisoned for attending a book club. Ages 12 and up.
Brooms by Jasmine Walls, illus. by Teo (Oct. 10, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-267-5), serves up a queer, witchy The Fast and the Furious set in 1930s Mississippi where a group of friends competes in illegal broom races. Ages 12 and up.
The Girl, the Ring, & the Baseball Bat by Camille Gomera-Tavarez (Oct. 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-265-1) focuses on three Caribbean American teenagers in Jersey City as they discover magical talismans that help them on an intertwined journey of discovery. Ages 12 and up.
How Do I Draw These Memories? by Jonell Joshua (Nov. 14, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-271-2) follows artist Joshua through a tumultuous childhood shuttling between Georgia and New Jersey, grappling with her mother’s mental illness. Ages 12 and up.
The Prince and the Coyote by David Bowles, illus. by Amanda Mijangos (Sept. 26, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-177-7). After his city falls in 1418 and his family is slaughtered, the 16-year-old crown prince of Tetzcoco goes on the run from a tyrant. Ages 12 and up.
The Queer Girl Is Going to Be Okay by Dale Walls (Nov. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-270-5). Aspiring filmmaker Dawn strives to finish her documentary on queer love in pursuit of a scholarship to college. Ages 12 and up.
You’re Breaking My Heart by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich (Jan. 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-181-4). Mired in grief and guilt after the death of her brother, Harriet encounters a world underneath the subways of New York City where one can bend the lines of reality and get a second chance. Ages 12 and up.
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Blablablá (Gibberish) by Young Vo, trans. by Gabriella Aldeman (Aug. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-281-1), ages 4–8. Lo que le contó el jaguar (What the Jaguar Told Her) by Alexandra V Méndez, trans. by Ariadna Molinari (Sept. 12, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64614-246-0), ages 8–12. El princípe y el coyote (The Prince and the Coyote) by David Bowles, illus. by Amanda Mijangos (Sept. 26, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64614-277-4), ages 12 and up. La formación de yolanda la bruja (The Making of Yolanda La Bruja) by Lorraine Avila, trans. by Mechi Annaís Estévez Cruz (Nov. 7, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64614-278-1), ages 12 and up.
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Fire from the Sky by Moa Backe Åstot, trans. by Eva Apelqvist (Sept. 19, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-64614-248-4). Sámi teenager Ánte struggles to reconcile his role in his community as a reindeer herder and his burgeoning feelings for his best friend, Erik. Ages 12 and up.
Medias naranjas: Diego & Frida, illus. by Ellia Ana Hill (Oct. 10, $11.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-948066-12-9) introduces readers to Mexican icons muralist Diego Rivera and artist Frida Kahlo, who were each other’s muses and peculiar halves. Ages up to 5.
Eva and the Impossible Tin Can Telephone by Victoria Roth, illus. by Joaquin Carreño Alonso (Aug. 22, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-948066-78-5). After moving far away, Eva seeks the help of her neighbors and community members to gather an abundance of string for her tin can telephone, so she can reconnect with her best friend back home. Ages 4–8.
La azotea de mi abuela by Grace Díaz, illus. by Judith Valdés Breidenstine (Aug. 22, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-948066-79-2), centers the love and bond between a granddaughter and her abuela. Ages 4–8.
Mi papá es un agrícola / My Father, the Farm Worker by J. Roman Perez Varela, illus. by Jose Ramirez (Aug. 22, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-948066-75-4). A proud son takes readers on a journey through the difficult and exhausting days of a field worker. Ages 4–8.
Singing/Cantando: La cucaracha by Nayeli Reyes, illus. by Citlali Reyes (Sept. 12, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-948066-46-4), presents the classic Mexican American nursery rhyme, song, and accompanying dance moves. Ages 2–4.
Huesos by Luis San Vicente (Sept. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-948066-76-1). On Día de Muertos, Huesos, a small skinny dog, discovers a glowing passageway to the afterlife where he reunites with Abuelo for a one-night journey through the magical city. Ages 4–8.
The Stars of Din/Las estrellas de Din by Jayri Gomez (Aug. 15, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-948066-41-9). When Din’s gift of stars cannot comfort one lonely bear, she looks for another way to begin building a trusting friendship. Ages 4–10.
Dr. Ochoa’s Stellar World by Ellen Ochoa, illus. by Citlali Reyes (Oct. 3, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-948066-30-3), expands with Engineering and Technology (Oct. 3, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-948066-29-7), ages up to 5.
ABCs of Baby’s Needs: A Sign Language Book for Babies, illus. by Loris Lora (Nov. 7, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4998-1460-6), teaches babies the letters of the alphabet while also reinforcing phrases and signs that communicate their basic needs. Ages up to 3.
The Nose, Toes, and Tummy Book by Sally Nicholls, illus. by Gosia Herba (Sept. 5, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4998-1541-2), leads readers in silly games as they learn to name the different parts of the body. Ages up to 3.
The Runaway Dosa by Suma Subramaniam, illus. by Parvati Pillai (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1397-5). In this Indian-flavored reimagining of the Gingerbread Man story, Akka and a cast of mythological Indian creatures try to catch the runaway Dosa. Ages 3–6.
An Ofrenda for Perro by Judith Valdes B, illus. by Carlos Vélez Aguilera (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1387-6). Following the death of his pet dog Perro, Benito learns about the meaning of the Day of the Dead and how to cope with loss. Ages 4–8.
Song After Song: The Musical Life of Julie Andrews by Julie Hedlund, illus. by Ilaria Urbinati (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1379-1), explores the early life of this film star, theater performer, singer, and children’s author, and how she found her voice and her love of music. Ages 4–8.
Tiny Jumper: How Tiny Broadwick Created the Parachute Rip Cord by Candy Dahl, illus. by Maithili Joshi (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1394-4), tells the story of the first woman to ever parachute from a plane and the inventor of the parachute rip cord. Ages 4–8.
It’s Your Year, Baby, illus. by Ariel Hsu, adds It’s Your Year, Baby Dragon (Nov. 7, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4998-1406-4), ages up to 3. And Monster and Me by Cort Lane, illus. by Ankitha Kini, picks up The Impossible Imp (Nov. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1497-2), ages 6–8.
Little Bee/Yellow Jacket
Hour of Need: The Daring Escape of the Danish Jews During World War II: A Graphic Novel by Ralph Shayne, illus. by Tatiana Goldberg (Aug. 22, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4998-1357-9), reveals the true story of the Resistance in Denmark during WWII and the heroes who saved the Danish Jews by helping them evacuate to Sweden. Ages 8–12.
The Secret of the Dragon Gems by Rajani Larocca and Chris Baron (Aug. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1463-7) follows—through letters, email, instant messages, and video chats—11-year-old friends Tripti and Sam, who discover that the rocks they brought home from summer camp are magic and might be Dragon Gems—just like the ones in their favorite book series. Ages 8–12.
The Lonely Book by Meg Grehan (Oct. 3, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-915071-44-6). A nonbinary person comes to understand and accept themselves through the local bookshop run by their family. Ages 8–11.
The Girl Who Fell to Earth by Patricia Forde (Sept. 12, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-915071-43-9). A girl travels to Earth with her scientist father on a mission to destroy its people—but she uncovers secrets that will test her loyalty. Ages 8–12.
Savage Her Reply by Deirdre Sullivan, illus. by Karen Vaughan (Sept. 5, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-912417-67-4), is a dark feminist retelling of the Irish legend, “The Children of Lir.” Ages 14 and up.
Wolfstongue by Sam Thompson, illus. by Anna Tromop, gains The Fox’s Tower (Aug. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-915071-35-4), ages 8–12.
Countdown for Nochebuena by Adriana Hernández Bergstrom (Oct. 3, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-316-46781-0) features Latinx Christmas Eve traditions in a story that alternates between English and Spanish and counts down from 12 to one. Ages up to 3.
Ooo, Baby Baby! by Sandra Boynton (Dec. 5, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-316-51493-4). A baby bunny marvels at the changing seasons, happily watches the clouds, and plays with everyday objects in unexpected ways. Ages up to 3.
Every Dreaming Creature by Brendan Wenzel (Sept. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-51253-4) explores animal senses through dreams. Ages 4–8.
A Few Beautiful Minutes: Experiencing a Solar Eclipse by Kate Allen Fox, illus. by Khoa Le (Sept. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-41692-4), explains what happens during a solar eclipse and pays tribute to the magic of togetherness during the phenomenon. Ages 4–8.
The Great Zombie Pumpkin Parade! by Robert Burleigh (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-33197-5). A group of zombie pumpkins celebrates the Halloween season with a parade. Ages 4–8.
How to Eat in Space by Helen Taylor, illus. by Stevie Lewis (Oct. 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-36774-5), takes a humorous fact-filled look at the sometimes complicated task of eating while in outer space. Ages 4–8.
I Drew a Heart by Gillian Sze (Dec. 5, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-316-34957-4). A boy spends the day drawing all manner of hearts—wavy, wide, tiny, polka-dotted hearts—and each one reminds him of a favorite memory. Ages 4–8.
I Will Read to You by Gideon Sterer (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-59261-1). A boy who loves stories about goblins, ghosts, and things that go bump in the night wonders if anyone reads to them, and goes on a quest to make sure every monster gets their own goodnight story. Ages 4–8.
If I Was a Horse by Sophie Blackall (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-51098-1). A child spends a day imagining their life as a horse. Ages 4–8.
It’s Fall! by Renée Kurilla (Aug. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-36399-0) highlights the many ways we welcome autumn, from fuzzy socks, to cider, trick-or-treating, and corn mazes. Ages 4–8.
Keyana Loves Her Friend by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley, illus. by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow (Dec. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-05688-5). When Keyana and her best friend Nia don’t see eye-to-eye during their first sleepover, they’ll have to come together to remember just how much they care about each other. Ages 4–8.
The Last Slice by Melissa Seron Richardson (Dec. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-43629-8). Marta worries what will happen if she accidentally eats the figurine of baby Jesus hidden in the special Three Kings Day dessert, the Rosca de Reyes. Ages 4–8.
Love Comes First by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush, illus. by Ramona Kaulitzki (Nov. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-316-52502-2), is a celebration of growing families by these former first daughters. Ages 4–8.
Love Like Chocolate by Tracy E. Banghart (Dec. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0 -316-40851-6). When a family adopts a girl, her brother takes it upon himself to teach his new sister their traditions. Ages 4–8.
Mamá Goose by Alma Flor Ada and Isabel Campoy, illus. by Maribel Suárez (Sept. 5, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-316-54020-9), is a bilingual treasury of more than 80 rhymes and lullabies from across the Spanish-speaking world. Ages 4–8.
People Are My Favorite Places by Ani Castillo (Jan. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-42466-0). When a girl isn’t able to leave her home, she reflects on what she misses. Ages 4–8.
Rubia and the Three Osos by Susan Middleton Elya, illus. by Melissa Sweet (Sept. 5, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-316-54968-4). In this bilingual retelling of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” the Oso Family is out on a stroll when Rubia sneaks inside their empty casita. Ages 4–8.
Seinfeld: The Day of Nothing by Micol Ostow, illus. by Brittany Baugus (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-50677-9). Readers join young versions of Seinfeld characters Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer as they visit Joe’s Fruit Store, the soup place, the bakery, and more turning a boring day into a fun one. Ages 4–8.
Sir Morien: The Legend of a Knight of the Round Table by Holly Black and Kaliis Smith (Oct. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-42413-4). Brave North African knight Morien is on a quest to find his father, who set off on an adventure of his own and never returned. Ages 4–8.
Skeletown: Sí. ¡No! by Rhode Montijo (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-46493-2). Skully and Skelly star in this Spanish-forward series-starter set in a vibrant world filled with Día de los Muertos-inspired characters. Ages 4–8.
The Twelve Hours of Christmas by Jenn Bailey, illus. by Bea Jackson (Oct. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-33097-8). This modern take on the classic song celebrates the best things about a family being together during the holidays. Ages 4–8.
When the Stars Came Home by Brittany Luby, illus. by Natasha Donovan (Nov. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-59249-9). When Ojiig moves to the city with his family and misses everything they left behind, Ojiig’s parents create a special quilt stitched through with family stories to help him feel better. Ages 4–8.
Why Do Elephants Have Big Ears? by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page (Nov. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-45679-1) answers numerous “why” questions about animals. Ages 4–8.
Wish Soup by Junghwa Park (Dec. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-45736-1). On Korean Lunar New Year, young Sobee’s on a quest to eat enough bowls of tteokguk—the special Korean rice cake soup traditionally only enjoyed on New Year’s Day—to finally be an eonni, or “big girl.” Ages 4–8.
Attacked! Pearl Harbor and the Day War Came to America by Marc Favreau (Nov. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-59207-9) presents the true story of Pearl Harbor told through the eyes of a diverse group of people who experienced the terror of the unprecedented attack firsthand. Ages 8–12.
The Beast, the Queen, and the Lost Knight by Alexandria Rogers (Sept. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-52350-9). The sequel to The Witch, the Sword, and the Cursed Knights takes readers deeper into the legend of Camelot with the adventures of best friends Caedmon, a human, and Ellie, who’s full of illegal magic, at the Knights Academy. Ages 8–12.
Chinese Menu: The History, Myths, and Legends Behind Your Favorite Foods by Grace Lin (Sept. 12, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-316-48600-2) explores the whimsical myths and stories behind favorite Chinese food dishes. Ages 8–12.
Dust by Dusti Bowling (Aug. 23, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-41423-4). An asthmatic girl who struggles to breathe befriends a boy who seems shrouded in dust. Ages 8–12.
Just Shy of Ordinary by A.J. Sass (Jan. 30, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-50617-5). A 13-year-old nonbinary kid discovers that life doesn’t always go according to plan, especially when they start public school for the first time. Ages 8–12.
Remember My Story by Claire Sarnowski and Sarah Durand (Jan. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-59289-5) is a memoir about how a teen girl and her Holocaust-survivor friend fought to make Holocaust education mandatory in the state public school curriculum. Ages 8–12.
Tessa Miyata Is No Hero by Julie Abe (Aug. 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-44852-9). After Tessa Miyata relocates to Tokyo from California, she accidentally releases the malicious samurai god Taira Masakado and discovers a hidden part of the city where gods and mythological creatures walk among humans. Ages 8–12.
Where Are the Aliens? The Search for Life Beyond Earth by Stacy McAnulty (Sept. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5399-6) offers a science-based exploration into one of the universe’s greatest mysteries—does life exist beyond Earth? Ages 8–12.
Where the Lockwood Grows by Olivia A. Cole (Aug. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-44912-0). After destructive wildfires wreaked havoc on the world around 12-year-old Erie, the government came up with a plan—engineer “lockwood,” a plant that cannot burn. Ages 8–12.
Zilot & Other Important Rhymes by Bob Odenkirk, illus. by Erin Odenkirk (Oct. 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-316-43850-6), is a collection of more than 70 silly and sometimes poignant poems by actor and humorist Bob Odenkirk and his family, illustrated by his daughter. Ages 8–12.
The Brothers Hawthorne by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Aug. 29, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-316-48077-2) returns to the world of The Inheritance Games and features brothers Grayson and Jameson Hawthorne as they’re drawn into twisted, dangerous games on opposite sides of the globe. Ages 14 and up.
Which Way to Anywhere by Cressida Cowell (Sept. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-53639-4). When his baby sister is kidnapped, K2 O’Hero and his warring stepsiblings must use K2’s magic ability to find a crossing point into one of those worlds and rescue her. Ages 8–12.
Emmett by L.C. Rosen (Nov. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-52477-3). In this contemporary gay retelling of Jane Austen’s Emma, Emmett Woodhouse decides to find his friend-with-benefits Harrison his perfect match at their private school, Highbury Academy. Ages 14 and up.
How to Find a Missing Girl by Victoria Wlosok (Sept. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-51150-6) follows a sapphic detective agency as they seek the truth behind a growing trail of missing girls in small-town Louisiana. Ages 14 and up.
Only She Came Back by Margot Harrison (Nov. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-53608-0) focuses on an unlikely friendship between a true-crime fan and a former high school classmate suspected of murdering her influencer boyfriend. Ages 14 and up.
Phoebe’s Diary by Phoebe Wahl (Sept. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-316-36356-3). Drawing from real life, Wahl offers an illustrated diary of a teenage girl that captures the turmoil and joy of adolescence. Ages 14 and up.
So Let Them Burn by Kamilah Cole (Jan. 16, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-316-53463-5). This Jamaican-inspired fantasy debut introduces Faron, who can channel the power of the gods and is forced to choose between saving her sister or protecting her homeland. Ages 14 and up.
A Big Words Book expands with Ellen Takes Flight: The Life of Astronaut Ellen Ochoa by Doreen Rappaport, illus. by Oliver Dominguez (Sept. 19, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5494-8), ages 4–8. Dragonboy by Fabio Napoleoni welcomes Dragonboy and the Hundred Hearts (Dec. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-46221-1), ages 4–8. Cornbread and Poppy are back in Cornbread & Poppy at the Museum by Matthew Cordell (Sept. 26, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-316-50857-5), ages 6–10. Cookies & Milk by Shawn Amos keeps on dunking with Ellis Johnson Might Be Famous (Oct. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7595-5683-6), ages 8–12. Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend adds Silverborn: The Mystery of Morrigan Crow (Oct. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-34839-3), ages 8–12. Omega Morales stars in Omega Morales and the Curse of El Cucuy by Laekan Zea Kemp (Oct. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-50887-2), ages 8–12. New to Wild Robot by Peter Brown is The Wild Robot Protects (Sept. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-66941-2), ages 8–12. Belladonna grows with Foxglove by Adalyn Grace (Aug. 22, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-316-16250-0), ages 14 and up. And Daughter of Sparta by Claire Andrews greets Storm of Olympus (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49801-2), ages 14 and up.
Little, Brown/LB Ink
Daddy and the Beanstalk by Andrew Weiner, illus. by Bethany Crandall (Nov. 14, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-316-59291-8). This humorous modern-day retelling of “Jack and the Beanstalk” tackles the family chaos of bedtime. Ages 6–10.
K Is in Trouble by Gary Clement (Jan. 16, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-316-46860-2). Whether it’s his easily annoyed parents, uptight teachers, or even prickly pedestrians on the street, K gets on everyone’s bad side… and he didn’t even do anything wrong! Ages 7–12.
Curlfriends: New in Town by Sharee Miller (Oct. 10, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-316-59145-4) launches a middle-grade graphic novel series following new girl Charlie as she’s welcomed by the Curlfriends, a group of Black girls who are the closest of friends even though they couldn’t be more different from each other. Ages 8–12.
Enlighten Me by Minh Lê, illus. by Chan Chau (Sept. 19, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7595-5548-8). When Binh fights back against a kid who makes fun of his Vietnamese heritage, he’s forced to accompany his parents to a silent meditation retreat where a nun introduces him to the Jataka tales—stories of the Buddha’s past lives. Ages 8–12.
Wildfire by Breena Bard (Sept. 5, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-316-27765-5) explores climate change through the eyes of one middle-school girl who’s eager to turn her anger into action. Ages 8–12.
Waffles and Pancake by Drew Brockington serves up Best Friends Fur-Ever (Oct. 3, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-316-50064-7), ages 8–10.
Beni’s Tiny Tales: Around the Year in Jewish Holidays by Jane Breskin Zalben (Aug. 8, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-316-33177-7). Beni and his family celebrate a year in Jewish holidays with all their favorite craft activities, recipes, songs, and stories. Ages 4–8.
The Bronx Is My Home by Alyssa Reynoso-Morris, illus. by Kim Holt (Oct. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-39773-5), showcases the history, landscape, cuisines, cultures, and activities unique to the vibrant community of the Bronx, N.Y. Ages 4–8.
Chip by Federico Gastaldi (Oct. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-38184-0). Atticus navigates his grief by celebrating the memories he shared with his beloved pet, Chip the fish.
Extraordinary Magic: The Writing Life of Virginia Hamilton by Nina Crews (Jan. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-38359-2). Through interconnected poems, this biography pays tribute to this highly decorated and beloved author. Ages 4–8.
Like You, Like Me by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw (Jan. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-33008-4). Tulsi and Vanessa live on separate continents—one in the mountains in North America, and the other beside the sea in Africa—but learn through exchanging letters that they have much in common. Ages 4–8.
Little Red by Will Hillenbrand (Oct. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-33362-7) stars a little pickup truck with a mighty spirit and a heart of gold who’s determined to help his vehicle friends duing a holiday snowstorm. Ages 4–8.
Scroll by Hui Li (Sept. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-34073-1). Lulu and her dog Dumpling enter a magical world where Chinese characters and calligraphy come to life. Ages 4–8.
Ida B. Wells Marches for the Vote by Dinah Johnson (Jan. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-32247-8) profiles this courageous activist who played an instrumental role in the Women’s March of 1913. Ages 5–9.
The Death and Life of Benny Brooks: Sort of a Memoir by Ethan Long (Oct. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-33312-2) focuses on Benny, who tries to survive fifth grade as he grapples with the anger, anxiety, and loneliness that come with his parents’ divorce and his father’s illness. Ages 8–12.
Giraffe Math by Stephen R. Swinburne (Aug. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-34677-1). Twiga the giraffe introduces readers to facts about giraffes and their relationship to other creatures—all by using math concepts such as measurements, graphs, ratios, fractions, and more. Ages 8–12.
Hannah Sharpe, Cartoon Detective by Janet Tashjian, illus. by Jake Tashjian (Sept. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-31980-5). Observant young cartoonist Hannah tries to solve the mystery of the secretive guy who has moved into her family’s Airbnb. Ages 8–12.
The Hurricane Girls by Kimberly Willis Holt (Aug. 29, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-32609-4). Three best friends born in the wake of Hurricane Katrina must confront storms of their own 12 years later. Ages 8–12.
Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X: The Fatal Friendship (A Young Readers Adaptation of Blood Brothers) by Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith, adapted by Margeaux Weston (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-47885-4), spotlights the relationship between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X, and how the shifting tides of their bond affected the movement for Black pride and independence. Ages 8–12.
The Knight Snacker by Valeria Wicker (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-45634-0). A young knight embarks on a quest to overcome his fear of the dark to find a midnight snack. Ages 3–6.
Lonely Planet/ Lonely Planet Kids
Let’s Play Sports (Nov. 14, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-83869-999-4). Readers can explore eight sports, each set in a different country, with flaps that lift to reveal hidden team uniforms, behind-the-scenes imagery of stadiums, and more. Ages 3–5.
Lost at Sea! Shipwrecks (Sept. 19, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-83758-001-9) retells more than 12 legendary shipwreck stories from around the world. Ages 9–12.
Spooky Stories of the World by Wendy Shearer (Sept. 19, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-83758-003-3). Readers journey continent by continent through this collection of more than 20 eerie tales. Ages 9–12.
Atlas adds Amazing Ancient World Atlas by Nancy Dickmann (Oct. 17, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-83758-064-4), ages 9–12. Joining Creature Atlas is Bird Atlas (Nov. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-83869-998-7), ages 9–12. And The Fact Book Series picks up The Maps Book by Joanne Bourne (Oct. 17, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-83758-007-1), ages 9–12.
The Harwood Mysteries by Antony Barone Kolenc continue with Murder at Penwood Manor (Oct. 24, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8294-5554-0), ages 10–13.