Macmillan/ Farrar, Straus and Giroux
My Name by Supriya Kelkar, illus. by Sandhya Prabhat (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31463-7) encourages kids to celebrate themselves and all the things that make them unique, especially their name. Ages 3–6.
The Scariest Kitten in the World by Kate Messner, illus. by MacKenzie Haley (Aug. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-39005-1), features a not-so-scary kitten and a not-too-terrifying haunted house. Ages 3–6.
There’s No Place Like Hope by Janet Lawler, illus. by Tamisha Anthony (Nov. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38991-8), offers an exploration of how hope makes us loving, courageous, and connected to one another. Ages 3–6.
Boys Don’t Fry by Kimberly Lee, illus. by Charlene Chua (Nov. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38985-7). A Malaysian boy defies gender expectations when Mamah asks him to help her prepare their special meal for Lunar New Year. Ages 4–6.
Threads: Zlata’s Ukrainian Shirt by Lina Maslo (Jan. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-39121-8) tells the story of young Zlata’s survival of the 1930s Ukrainian famine-genocide. Ages 4–7.
Sometimes I Cry by Jess Townes, illus. by Daniel Miyares (Sept. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30825-4), tackles the wide array of emotions experienced in childhood, and reminds readers that there’s nothing wrong with crying. Ages 4–8.
A Story No One Has Ever Heard Before by Avi Steinberg (Nov. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-39094-5) tells three wild and wacky stories at the same time, while giving readers the tools to craft a tale of their own. Ages 4–8.
Waiting for Tomorrow by Susan Yoon, illus. by Julie Kwon (Oct. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-39022-8). Sisters Haejin and Hanna spend the day preparing their favorite treat—hotteok, a brown-sugar-filled Korean pancake—as something special to greet their Appa upon his return home. Ages 4–8.
Jawbreaker by Christina Wyman (Oct. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38969-7) is a debut middle-grade novel about toxic sibling rivalry, socioeconomic disparity, and dental drama. Ages 8–12.
The Nightmare House by Sarah Allen (Aug. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-39095-2). Penny tries to summon courage when she sees her recurring nightmares seemingly come alive in this monster story that’s also an allegory for relentless anxiety. Ages 10–12.
Maybe It’s a Sign by E.L. Shen (Jan. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-39077-8). Since her father’s death a year ago, eighth grader Freya has become obsessed with the Chinese superstitions of her family and believes her father is sending her messages from beyond the grave about how to navigate all the big changes in her life. Ages 10–14.
More Than a Dream: The Radical March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom by Yohuru Williams and Michael G. Long (Aug. 29, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-374-39174-4) spotlights the radical roots and underappreciated role of Black women in the groundbreaking 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Ages 10–14.
Accountable: The True Story of a Racist Social Media Account and the Teenagers Whose Lives It Changed by Dashka Slater (Aug. 22, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31434-7) is a narrative nonfiction work about the exposure of a racist social media account that changes everything for a group of high school students. Ages 12 and up.
Disappearing ACT: A True Story by Jiordan Castle (Aug. 15, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38977-2). This memoir-in-verse follows Castle’s coming of age as her family reckons with the aftershocks of her father’s imprisonment. Ages 12 and up.
I’ll Tell You No Lies by Amanda McCrina (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-39099-0). In 1955 New York, 18-year-old Shelby copes with her mother’s death as she becomes entangled with an escaped Soviet pilot and must learn to decipher truth from lies. Ages 12 and up.
Cupid’s Revenge by Wibke Brueggemann (Jan. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31402-6). Tilly falls for her best friend Teddy’s crush in this queer rom-com. Ages 14 and up.
If Animals Kissed Good Night by Ann Whitford Paul, illus. by David Walker, adds If Animals Went to Work (Sept. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-39057-0), ages 2–6. New to Pout-Pout Fish Reader by Deborah Diesen, illus. by Dan Hanna, is You Can Find the Class Pet, Pout-Pout Fish! (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-39104-1; $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-374-39103-4), ages 3–6. Jasmine Toguchi is back for Jasmine Toguchi, Great Gardener by Debbi Michiko Florence, illus. by Elizabet Vukovic (Sept. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38938-3), ages 6–9. And Blood and Moonlight by Erin Beaty continues with Silence and Shadow (Oct. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-75584-1), ages 14 and up.
Title in Spanish
Habla by Laurie Halse Anderson, trans. by Hercilia Mendizabal Frers (Oct. 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-374-39146-1), ages 12 and up.
Macmillan/ Feiwel and Friends
Catside Up, Catside Down by Anna Hrachovec (Sept. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-84126-1). A collection of cozy knitted cats find themselves in all sorts of funny positions in this rhyming picture book that introduces prepositions. Ages 2–5.
How Mr. Silver Stole the Show by Kate Klise, illus. by M. Sarah Klise (Oct. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-86476-5), relates the story of a stray kitten that wanders into a fancy hotel and wins the Greater St. Louis Cat Club show in 1947. Ages 2–5.
Julie and the Mango Tree by Sadé Smith, illus. by Sayada Ramdial (Aug. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-80634-5). A girl attempts to convince a reluctant tree to give her a mango on a hot summer day. Ages 3–6.
The Secret Society of Aunts & Uncles by Jake Gyllenhaal and Greta Caruso, illus. by Dan Santat (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77699-0). Ten-year-old Leo and his clueless Uncle Mo are magically introduced to the titular organization’s work in teaching the sacred craft of Auntieology and Uncleology. Ages 4–6.
Everybody Has a Body by Molli Jackson Ehlert, illus. by Lorian Tu (Aug. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-85444-5). This body neutral picture book shows readers all the different ways bodies can look and all of the things they can do. Ages 4–8.
A Gift for Nai Nai by Kim-Hoa Ung (Dec. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-87159-6). Lyn Lyn struggles to crochet a lucky hat for her Nai Nai’s birthday and learns that the perfect gift comes from within. Ages 4–8.
She Kept Dancing: The True Story of a Professional Dancer with a Limb Difference by Sydney Mesher and Catherine Laudone, illus. by Natelle Quek (Oct. 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-84267-1), tells the true story of Sydney Mesher, the first Radio City Rockette with a visible disability.
Dogtown by Katherine Applegate and Gennifer Choldenko, illus. by Wallace West (Sept. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81160-8), features a shelter that houses stray dogs, misbehaving dogs, and discarded robot dogs whose owners have outgrown them. Ages 8–12.
Just a Pinch of Magic by Alechia Dow (Oct. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-82911-5). Two young enchanters from different magical families team up to save their small town from a love spell gone wrong—which one of them cast. Ages 8–12.
The Lost Library by Rebecca Stead and Wendy Mass (Aug. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-83881-0). Eleven-year-old Evan and his best friend discover the mystery behind a little free library that appears in their small town overnight and is guarded by a large orange cat. Ages 8–12.
The Last Unexplored Place on Earth: Investigating the Ocean Floor with Alvin Submersible by Aly Brown (Oct. 17, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81668-9). Journalist Brown shares stories of the lost hydrogen bombs, underwater volcanoes, storied shipwrecks, and many new species that the Alvin’s crew have discovered on the ocean floor. Ages 9–12.
The Thirteenth Circle by MarcyKate Connolly and Kathryn Holmes (Jan. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-89159-4). Cat and Dani uncover something strange when they create a project on their town’s legendary crop circle phenomenon for the McMurray Youth Science Competition. Ages 9–12.
Gone Wolf by Amber McBride (Oct. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-85049-2) explores Black pain, the pandemic, generational trauma, and ultimately, healing and empowerment from the viewpoint of a girl living in an America where white supremacists seceded from the rest of the country. Ages 10–14.
No Place Like Home by James Bird (Aug. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-87762-8) follows Opin, his brother, and his mother who must navigate the unpredictability, stress, and worry of homelessness as they hope for and work toward a new life with a relative. Ages 10–14.
At the End of the World by Nadia Mikail (Oct. 17, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-86809-1). Seventeen-year-old Aisha and her mother try to track down Aisha’s estranged sister and mend the hurts of the past before a calamity ends the world in nine months’ time. Ages 13 and up.
The Night Hunt by Alexandra Christo (Oct. 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-89744-2) is a dark fantasy romance about a monstrous girl who feeds on fear and the gods-cursed boy who falls in love with her. Ages 13 and up.
The Changing Man by Tomi Oyemakinde (Sept. 26, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-86813-8). A teenage girl is pulled into investigating the truth behind her new boarding school’s decades-old legend in this speculative thriller. Ages 14 and up.
Out of Our League: 16 Stories of Girls in Sports, edited by Dahlia Adler and Jennifer Iacopelli (Jan. 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81071-7), showcases stories about the trials and triumphs of girl atheletes. Ages 14 and up.
Treehouse Books by Andy Griffiths, illus. by Terry Denton, adds on with The 156-Story Treehouse: Holiday Havoc! (Sept. 12, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-250-85018-8), ages 6–10. Stinetinglers by R.L. Stine expands with Stinetinglers 2: 10 More New Stories from the Master of Scary Tales (Aug. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-83631-1), ages 8–12. Bounce Back, well, bounces back, with No Such Thing as Perfect by Misako Rocks! (Nov. 7, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76846-9; $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-83891-9), ages 9–13. Tricia Levenseller’s Daughter of the Pirate King continues with Vengeance of the Pirate Queen (Nov. 7, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-250-86497-0), ages 13 and up. New Remixed Classics are Into the Bright Open: A Secret Garden Remix by Cherie Dimaline (Sept. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-84265-7), Most Ardently: A Pride & Prejudice Remix by Gabe Cole Novoa (Jan. 16, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-86980-7), and Teach the Torches to Burn: A Romeo & Juliet Remix by Caleb Roehrig (Aug. 22, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-82848-4), ages 13 and up. Nightmare-Verse by L.L. McKinney closes with A Crown So Cursed (Sept. 19, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-75454-7), ages 14 and up. And Untold Legends adds Mermaids Never Drown: Tales to Dive For, edited by Zoraida Córdova and Natalie C. Parker, with tales by 13 YA authors (Sept. 26, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-82381-6), ages 14 and up.
Things in the Basement by Ben Hatke (Aug. 29, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-250-83661-8; $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-90954-1) introduces Milo, a boy who discovers a portal to a secret world in his basement. Ages 6–9.
Eowulf: Of Monsters & Middle School by Mike Cavallaro (Jan. 9, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-84643-3). This story set in the Nico Bravo universe spotlights new heroine Eowulf Wegmund, who is descended from the legendary monster hunter Beowulf. Ages 8–12.
Saving Sunshine by Saadia Faruqi, illus. by Shazleen Khan (Sept. 5, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79380-5; $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-79381-2). During a family trip to Florida, Muslim American siblings Zara and Zeeshan learn how to build each other up in a world that is too often unkind. Ages 8–12.
Look on the Bright Side by Lily Williams and Karen Schneemann (Oct. 10, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-250-83411-9; $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-83410-2). Best friends Brit, Abby, Christine, and Sasha navigate another year at Hazelton High while dealing with secret crushes and big feelings. Ages 10–14.
Asgardians: Odin by George O’Connor (Nov. 14, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76076-0; $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-76077-7). The creator of the Olympians series kicks off a saga about the Norse gods, spotlighting warrior god Odin, king of the Aesir in Asgard. Ages 9–14.
Match Point! by Maddie Gallegos (Sept. 19, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-250-78415-5; $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-78414-8). Gallegos’s debut middle grade graphic novel follows two girls, one who hates racquetball and another who loves it, and the strong friendship that blossoms through, and often despite, the sport. Ages 10–14.
Lunar New Year Love Story by Gene Luen Yang, illus. by LeUyen Pham (Jan. 9, $25.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-810-3; $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-90826-1). The spirit of Saint Valentine tells Valentina that she and her family are cursed to always be unlucky in love, but at the Lunar New Year festival, a mysterious lion dancer hands Val a paper heart, and she becomes determined to change her destiny. Ages 12 and up.
Hockey Girl Loves Drama Boy by Faith Erin Hicks (Oct. 3, $25.99, ISBN 978-1-250-83873-5; $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-83872-8). Hotheaded hockey player Alix asks for temper management lessons from Ezra, the cool, calm boy in drama club. Ages 14 and up.
Layers: A Memoir by Pénélope Bagieu, trans. by Montana Kane (Sept. 19, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-87373-6). Bagieu reflects on her childhood and teen years in 15 short stories about friendship, love, grief, and those awkward first steps toward adulthood. Ages 14 and up.
Messenger: The Legend of Muhammad Ali by Marc Bernardin, illus. by Ron Salas (Aug. 15, $25.99, ISBN 978-1-59643-971-9; $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-88163-2). This graphic biography showcases why revered and controversial boxer Ali became celebrated worldwide as “The Greatest.” Ages 14 and up.
Adventures in Cartooning by James Sturm et al. grows with Create a World (Aug. 1, $18.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-83941-1), ages 6–10. Investigators are back on the case with All Tide Up by John Patrick Green (Sept. 26, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-250-84989-2), ages 7–10. Joining History Comics are Hip-Hop: The Beat of America by Jarrett Williams (Jan. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79575-5; $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-79576-2) and World War II: Fight on the Home Front by Kate Hannigan, illus. by Josh Rosen (Oct. 31, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79333-1; $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-79334-8), ages 9–13. New to Science Comics is Frogs: Awesome Amphibians by Liz Prince (Oct. 24, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-250-26885-3; $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-26886-0), ages 9–13. And Books of Clash rolls on with The Books of Clash Volume 2: Legendary Legends of Legendarious Achievery by Gene Luen Yang, illus. by Les McClaine and Alison Acton (Nov. 7, $25.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81627-6; $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-81628-3), ages 14 and up.
Title in Spanish
Rizos by Claribel A. Ortega, illus. by Rose Bousamra, trans. by Jasminne Mendez (Sept. 26, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-250-88421-3; $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-88420-6), ages 8–12.
Once upon a Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber concludes with A Curse for True Love (Sept. 12, $20.99, ISBN 978-1-250-85120-8), ages 13–18.
Not He or She, I’m Me by A.M. Wild, illus. by Kah Yangni (Oct. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81860-7), follows a day in the life of a gender nonbinary child. Ages 3–6.
Homegrown by Deann Wiley (Jan. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-87637-9). When a girl asks what it means to be “homegrown,” Mama and Granny explain that home isn’t just a place, but rather a reflection of people who support and love one another. Ages 4–8.
Mole Is Not Alone by Maya Tatsukawa (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-86964-7). Mole anxiously decides to journey through underground tunnels to attend a friend’s party. Ages 4–8.
More Than Words: So Many Ways to Say What We Mean by Roz MacLean (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-86450-5) provides a look at the many unique ways we communicate, and how we can better listen to and respect these different modes of expression. Ages 4–8.
Okra Stew: A Gullah Geechee Family Celebration by Natalie Daise (Oct. 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-84966-3). The co-star of the popular Nickelodeon show Gullah Gullah Island celebrates a special day of father-son cooking, and serves up a love letter to food, family, Gullah Geechee culture, and tradition. Ages 4–8.
Time to Make Art by Jeff Mack (Jan. 16, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-86466-6). This picture book empowering readers to get creative doubles as an introduction to the global history of art. Ages 4–8.
The Truth About Dragons by Julie Leung, illus. by Hanna Cha (Aug. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-82058-7), celebrates biracial identity via the bedtime stories about dragons that a mother shares with her child. Ages 4–8.
Big Money by Rebecca Donnelly (Oct. 31, $20.99, ISBN 978-1-250-85313-4) presents various economic models throughout history with illustrations and questions that explore the real world circumstances surrounding spending, selling, and saving. Ages 8–12.
Doña Quixote: Rise of the Knight by Rey Terciero, illus. by Monica M Magaña (Sept. 5, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79547-2; $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-79552-6). In this contemporary graphic novel retelling of Don Quixote, a girl in Texas is obsessed with becoming a modern-day knight and thwarting supernatural evil. Ages 8–12.
Ghost Book by Remy Lai (Aug. 15, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81041-0; $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-81043-4). A girl who can see ghosts befriends a boy who is stuck between the worlds of the living and the dead. Ages 8–12.
Stuff Kids Should Know: The Mind-Blowing Histories of (Almost) Everything by Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark with Nils Parker (Aug. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-62244-0). From the creators of the podcast Stuff You Should Know comes an incomplete compendium that digs deeper into the whys and the hows of stuff we all wish we knew more about. Ages 8–12.
I Feed Her to the Beast and the Beast Is Me by Jamison Shea (Aug. 29, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-90956-5). is a dark debut thriller in which elite dancer Laure descends into madness after striking a deal with a river of blood in the Catacombs beneath Paris in her mission to prove that a Black girl can star in the Parisian ballet. Ages 14 and up.
Just Say Yes by Goldy Moldavsky (Jan. 30, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-86324-9) is a rom-com about your average high school senior in search of love... and a green card. Ages 14 and up.
Unholy Terrors by Lyndall Clipstone (Oct. 17, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-88773-3). Everline, a necromantic warrior who is unable to wield magic, allies with her sworn enemy to find the answers about her birth and her mother’s death. Ages 14 and up.
Fitz and Cleo by Jonathan Stutzman, illus. by Heather Fox, celebrates with Fitz and Cleo Put a Party on It (Aug. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-250-83089-0), ages 6–9. Deadlands by Skye Melki-Wegner ramps up with Trapped (Oct. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-82770-8), ages 8–12. And The Marvellers by Dhonielle Clayton greets The Memory Thieves (Sept. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-17497-0), ages 8–12.
Lolo and Birdie: I’m Not Sleepy!/¡No tengo sueño! by Angela Dominguez (Nov. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-87499-3). A bird and a tyrannosaurus rex navigate the hazards of bedtime, sharing, and friendship. Ages 4–8.
Benito Juárez Fights for Justice by Beatriz Gutierrez Hernandez (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-25777-2) follows Juárez from his childhood to his career in politics to become Mexico’s president in 1858. Ages 4–8.
Coretta: The Autobiography of Coretta Scott King by Coretta Scott King, illus. by Ekua Holmes (Jan. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-16710-1). Adapted from King’s adult memoir, this title spotlights the wife of Martin Luther King Jr. and 20th-century American civil and human rights activist. Ages 4–8.
Laolao’s Dumplings by Dane Liu, illus. by ShinYeon Moon (Dec. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77819-2). Young Millie wonders if she’ll ever be able to make dumplings as delicious as the ones she loves to cook with her grandmother. Ages 4–8.
Skyscraper Babies by April Pulley Sayre and Jeff Sayre, illus. by Juliet Menéndez (Sept. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-13977-1), is an ode to family and nature coexisting in the big city. Ages 4–8.
The Three Little Tardigrades by Sandra Fay (Jan. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77609-9). In this retelling of “The Three Little Pigs,” three microscopic tardigrades (moss piglets) set out to find a home that’s just right for them—all while watching out for the Big Hairy Wolf Spider. Ages 4–8.
Balto and Togo: Hero Dogs of Alaska by Helen Moss, illus. by Solomon Hughes (Nov. 28, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79253-2). Balto and Togo lead the way in a race against time to get the antitoxin to save the people of Nome, Alaska, during the 1924 diphtheria outbreak. Ages 8–12.
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History (young readers adaptation) by Elizabeth Kolbert (Nov. 7, $20.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79342-3) reveals why and how human beings have altered life on the planet in a way no species has before. Ages 8–12.
Into the Shallows by Tanya Byrne (Jan. 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-86559-5). Two girls set out to unravel a mystery tied to the sea—and fall in love along the way. Ages 14 and up.
Day in the Life rolls on with Bears: What Do Polar Bears, Giant Pandas, and Grizzly Bears Get Up to All Day? by Don Hardeman Jr., illus. by Rebecca Mills (Sept. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68449-310-4), ages 5–8. Nature Bedtime Stories blooms with Secrets of the Forest: 15 Bedtime Stories Inspired by Nature by Alicia Klepeis, illus. by Kristen Adam (Oct. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68449-311-1), ages 5–8. New Young Zoologist titles are Gray Wolf : A First Field Guide to the Wild Dog from the Wilderness by Brenna Cassidy, illus. by Sally Agar (Sept. 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68449-313-5), and Tiger: A First Field Guide to the Big Cat with the Stripes by Samantha Helle, illus. by Agar, (Jan. 2, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68449-359-3), ages 5–8. And Tales Of... gains Tales of World War II: Amazing True Stories from the War That Shook the World by Hattie Hearn, illus. by Margarida Esteves (Oct. 3, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-68449-312-8), ages 8–10.
Apprentice Academy: Sorcerers: The Unofficial Guide to the Magical Arts by Hal Johnson, illus. by Cathrin Peterslund (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-80835-6). Readers can pretend they’re learning magic from a handbook from an elite school for sorcery. Ages 9–12.
World of Eric Carle opens its arms for Bear Hugs! from Brown Bear and Friends Oversize Edition, illus. by Eric Carle (Nov. 7, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-250-89278-2), ages up to 3. And Math Mysteries welcomes The Triplet Threat by Aaron Starmer, illus. by Marta Kissi (Aug. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-88957-7; $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-83928-2), ages 8–11.
First Felt presents Animals (Jan. 2, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68449-363-0), Colors (Jan. 2, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68449-361-6), Numbers (Jan. 2, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68449-362-3), ages up to 3. Fun Felt Learning arrives with Buzz! A Counting Bug Book (Sept. 5, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68449-338-8) and Stomp! A Dinosaur Colors Book (Sept. 5, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68449-340-1), ages up to 3. Festive Felt unwraps Santa’s Perfect Present (Sept. 12, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68449-344-9), ages 1–3. Pop-Up Pals grows with Animals (Sept. 5, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68449-341-8) and Trucks (Sept. 5, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68449-342-5), ages 2–4.
Doris by Sarah Jacoby (Aug. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-82938-2). Doris dances to her own tune in this tale about finding the courage to be yourself. Ages 3–6.
Monster Baker by Laura Lavoie, illus. by Vanessa Morales (Aug. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-82832-3). Tillie the monster learns about determination after a series of baking disasters. Ages 3–6.
Tired Town by Patricia Marx, illus. by Roz Chast (Oct. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-85912-9). In this humorous story about rebelling against bedtime, Nellie Bee Nightly is not tired at all, and swears she will never be. Ages 3–6.
To Dogs, with Love: A Love Letter to the Dogs Who Help Us by Maria Gianferrari, illus. by Ishaa Lobo (Dec. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24494-9), is animal expert Gianferrari’s inclusive ode to dogs of all kinds—with an emphasis on service dogs. Ages 3–6.
Party Pooper by Jennifer Gray Olson (Nov. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20628-2) tackles social-emotional learning themes in a comedic look at making mistakes, owning up to them, and asking forgiveness. Ages 3–7.
Autumn Peltier, Water Warrior by Carole Lindstrom, illus. by Bridget George (Sept. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79527-4), spotlights Indigenous young activists and water warriors Autumn Peltier and Josephine Mandamin. Ages 4–8.
Fiona Builds a Fairy House by Kristen Dickson, illus. by Celia Krampien (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79257-0). Readers help Fiona build her very own fairy house. Ages 4–8.
Ordinary Days: The Seeds, Sound, and City That Grew Prince Rogers Nelson by Angela Joy, illus. by Jacqueline Alcántara (Oct. 24, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79703-2), presents a biography of legendary singer/songwriter/performer Prince. Ages 4–8.
The Wave by Tyler Charlton (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-84203-9) takes readers on a journey through one child’s experience with depression. Ages 4–8.
When You Have to Wait by Melanie Conklin, illus. by Leah Hong (Jan. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81654-2), centers patience and learning to find beauty in the act of waiting. Ages 4–8.
You and the Bowerbird by Maria Gianferrari, illus. by Maris Wicks (Aug. 15, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-84987-8). Readers follow the Satin Bowerbird as he searches for the perfect welcome mat for his new home, in this nonfiction volume. Ages 4–8.
The Fish of Small Wishes by Elana K. Arnold, illus. by Magdalena Mora (Jan. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76532-1). In this modern fairy tale inspired by a Jewish family memory, Kiki rescues a fish she finds on the asphalt and puts it in the bathtub, where it perks up and offers to grant her a wish. Ages 4–9.
Eagle Drums by Nasug.raq Rainey Hopson (Sept. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-75065-5). Hopson’s middle grade debut presents the origin story of the Iñupiaq Messenger Feast, a Native Alaskan tradition. Ages 8–12.
A Sky of Paper Stars by Susie Yi (Sept. 26, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-250-84388-3; $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-84389-0).). Middle schooler Yuna follows a Korean legend and makes an ill-fated wish to fit in, with heartbreaking and mystifying consequences. Ages 8–12.
Farther Than the Moon by Lindsay Lackey (Sept. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20520-9). Thirteen-year-old Houston wants to become an astronaut, but wonders if his dreams can include his brother with special needs. Ages 10–14.
Learning to Be Wild: How Animals Achieve Peace, Create Beauty, and Raise Families (young reader’s adaptation) by Carl Safina (Aug. 22, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-83825-4) explores community, culture, and belonging through the lives of chimpanzees, macaws, and sperm whales. Ages 10–14.
Witch Hunt: The Cold War, Joe McCarthy, and the Red Scare by Andrea Balis and Elizabeth Levy, illus. by Tim Foley (Oct. 24, $20.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24681-3), recounts the political craze that gripped America during the Red Scare. Ages 10–14.
Down Came the Rain by Jennifer Mathieu (Sept. 26, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23267-0). Two young activists find love and themselves as they tackle the threat of climate change. Ages 12 and up.
Impossible Escape: A True Story of Survival and Heroism in Nazi Germany by Steve Sheinkin (Aug. 29, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-26572-2) tells the true story of two Jewish teenagers racing against time during the Holocaust—one in hiding in Hungary, and the other in Auschwitz, plotting escape. Ages 12 and up.
A Little Like Waking by Adam Rex (Aug. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-62191-7) is an unconventional love story about a girl, a boy, a dreamer, and a dream. Ages 12 and up.
Gorgeous Gruesome Faces by Linda Cheng (Nov. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-86499-4). This debut YA sapphic horror story follows a disgraced teen idol who comes face to face with the demons of her past in a cutthroat K-pop competition. Ages 14 and up.
No Better Than Beasts by Z.R. Ellor (Jan. 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-86699-8) offers a dark and dangerous reimagining of the Nutcracker story. Ages 14 and up.
This Dark Descent by Kalyn Josephson (Sept. 26, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81236-0). Inspired by Jewish mythology, this dual-POV YA fantasy features the daughter of a famous horse breeder, a black-market enchanter, and an ambitious heir who must all work together to win a magical horserace. Ages 14 and up.
Bad Kitty is back in Bad Kitty Does Not Like Easter by Nick Bruel (Dec. 19, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-250-88477-0), ages 2–5. And Skeletina and the In-Between World by Susie Jaramillo offers Skeletina and the Greedy Tooth Fairy (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-87201-2), ages 3–6. Hispanic Star by Claudia Romo Edelman and Nathalie Alonso, trans. by Alonso, and illus. by Manuel Gutierrez and Alexandra Beguez, issues Ellen Ochoa (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-82827-9; $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-82828-6) and Sonia Sotomayor (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-82822-4; $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-82823-1), ages 8–12. Sharks Incorporated by Randy Wayne White adds Megalops (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81354-1), ages 8–12. Chronicles of Never After by Melissa de la Cruz delivers The Missing Sword (Dec. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-86629-5), ages 10–13. And Buried and the Bound Trilogy by Rochelle Hassan gains The Summer Queen (Jan. 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-82225-3), ages 14 and up.
Series in Spanish
Skeletina and the In-Between World greets Skeletina y el hada malvada (Skeletina and the Greedy Tooth Fairy) by Susie Jaramillo, ages 3–6. And Hispanic Star en Español by Claudia Romo Edelman and Nathalie Alonso, trans. by Alonso, illus. by Manuel Gutierrez and Alexandra Beguez, presents Ellen Ochoa (Sept. 5, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-84017-2) and Sonia Sotomayor (Sept. 5, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-84016-5), ages 8–12.
Find Him Where You Left Him Dead by Kristen Simmons (Sept. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-85112-3). Estranged friends Owen, Madeline, Emerson, and Dax are summoned by the ghost of their friend Ian, and must play a deadly game in a nightmarish underworld. Ages 13 and up.
The Luminaries by Susan Dennard glows on with The Hunting Moon (Nov. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19414-5), ages 13 and up.
Dogs with a Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron issues Zeus: Water Rescue (Aug. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81556-9), ages 8–12. Joining Emperor of the Universe by David Lubar is The Emperor’s Last Stand (Sept. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-250-18935-6), ages 8–12.
The Getaway List by Emma Lord (Jan. 23, $20, ISBN 978-1-250-90399-0). After Riley graduates high school, she packs her bags and heads to New York to find Tom—her childhood best friend and co-creator of the Getaway List of adventures they wanted to do together. Ages 12 and up.
Guardians of Dawn: Zhara by S. Jae-Jones (Aug. 29, $20, ISBN 978-1-250-19142-7). Jin Zhara is trying to keep her magical abilities hidden when a mysterious plague starts turning magicians into monsters and a chance encounter leads her to a secret magical liberation organization, where she must discover the warrior within. Ages 12 and up.
Our Cursed Love by Julie Abe (Dec. 12, $20, ISBN 978-1-250-85132-1). In this tale set in Tokyo, nothing is a secret between Remy and her best friend, Cam—except for how much she is in love with him. Ages 12 and up.
The Search for Us by Susan Azim Boyer (Oct. 24, $20, ISBN 978-1-250-83370-9). Two half-siblings who have never met embark on a search together for the Iranian immigrant and U.S. Army veteran father they never knew. Ages 12 and up.
Artifacts of an Ex by Jennifer Chen (Nov. 14, $20, ISBN 978-1-250-86566-3). Two teens meet cute at an art show, but there’s a hitch: she just broke up with her boyfriend, and he’s tired of being a rebound. Ages 13 and up.
Arya Khanna’s Bollywood Moment by Arushi Avachat (Jan. 9, $20, ISBN 978-1-250-89511-0). A high school senior’s life gets a Bollywood spin when her sister gets engaged. Ages 13 and up.
A Fragile Enchantment by Allison Saft (Jan. 30, $20, ISBN 978-1-250-89283-6). A magical dressmaker commissioned for a royal wedding finds herself embroiled in scandal when a gossip columnist draws attention to her undeniable chemistry with the groom. Ages 13 and up.
Night of the Living Queers: 13 Tales of Terror & Delight, edited by Shelly Page and Alex Brown (Aug. 29, $12 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-89296-6). This YA horror anthology features queer authors of color putting fresh spins on classic tropes and tales. Ages 13 and up.
People to Follow by Olivia Worley (Oct. 31, $20, ISBN 978-1-250-88138-0). Ten teen influencers come to a remote island to star in a reality show, but when one of them winds up dead, they realize that this time, the price of being “canceled” could be their lives. Ages 13 and up.
Secrets Never Die by Vincent Ralph (Sept. 26, $12 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-88215-8). Four teens all have secrets that are coming back to haunt and terrorize them. Ages 13 and up.
Songs of Irie by Asha Ashanti Bromfield (Oct. 10, $20, ISBN 978-1-250-84680-8) tells the story of Irie, from the heart of Kingstson, and Jilly, from the wealthy hills, who find their friendship tested during the Jamaican civil unrest of the 1970s. Ages 13 and up.
Tilly in Technicolor by Mazey Eddings (Aug. 15, $14 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-32812-0) centers two neurodivergent teens who form a connection over the course of a summer. Ages 13 and up.
Unexpecting by Jen Bailey (Aug. 22, $20, ISBN 978-1-250-78094-2). At the start of his junior year, Ben finds out he’s about to be a father—quite the surprise to his family after he came out as gay—and he wants to fight for his parental rights. Ages 13 and up.
What the River Knows by Isabel Ibañez (Nov. 14, $20, ISBN 978-1-250-80337-5). When her globetrotting parents pass away, Inez inherits their fortune and a mysterious guardian—and sails to Cairo to find answers. Ages 13 and up.
Flower and Thorn by Rati Mehrotra (Oct. 17, $20, ISBN 978-1-250-82370-0). A young flower hunter gets embroiled in the succession politics of the Sultanate when she must retrieve a rare magical flower after giving it to the wrong hands. Ages 14 and up.
Godly Heathens by H.E. Edgmon (Nov. 28, $20, ISBN 978-1-250-85361-5) begins the YA contemporary fantasy duology Ouroboros, in which a teen Gem finds out they’re a reincarnated god from another world. Ages 14 and up.
Enola Holmes returns in Enola Holmes and the Mark of the Mongoose by Nancy Springer (Sept. 5, $20, ISBN 978-1-250-88573-9), ages 13 and up. This Cursed Light (Dec. 5, $20, ISBN 978-1-250-79407-9) closes out Emily Thiede’s Last Finestra, ages 13 and up.
Mad Cave Studios/Maverick
Voyage de Gourmet by Paul Tobin, illus. by Jem Milton (Dec. 12, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-952303-56-2). Teenagers compete in a globetrotting cooking reality TV show that puts their friendship to the test. Ages 12 and up.
Confetti Realms by Nadia Shammas, illus. by Karnessa (Oct. 17, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-952303-33-3). A group of teens are transported from a graveyard to another realm where they must collect teeth— and learn about themselves— in order to return home. Ages 13 and up.
My Big Embarrassing Elephant by Angie Lucas, illus. by Pierre Collet-Derby (Sept. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-958325-02-5). A girl goes about hiding a very literal elephant in the room, only to discover she may not need to disguise it at all. Ages 4–8.
Ellie in First Position: A Graphic Novel by Brian Freschi, illus. by Elena Triolo, trans. by Nanette McGuinness (Oct. 4, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-958325-00-1). Klutzy 10-year-old Ellie refuses to give up her dream to take ballet. Ages 9–12.
Minnesota Historical Society
Can’t Nobody Make a Sweet Potato Pie Like Our Mama! by Rose McGee, illus. by Christopheraaron Deanes (Aug. 15, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68134-199-6). Twins Marie and Landon marvel at their grandmother, “Mama,” who makes the best sweet potato pies. Ages 3–7.
The Great Get-Together by Karlyn Coleman, illus. by Cori Doerrfeld (Aug. 15, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68134-268-9). As summer winds down, the annual state fair has countless opportunities for fun and tasty adventures. Ages 3–7.
Lies Boys Believe: And the Epic Quest for Truth by Erin Davis and Jason Davis (Nov. 7, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8024-2936-0) uses stories with biblical themes to combat the most common lies boys believe and encourage knowing and living in God’s word. Ages 6–12.
All Aboard! by Vicki Pipe, illus. by Joe Bucco (Nov. 24, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-970-6), provides information on all sorts of trains. Ages 3–5.
The Cutest Animal Babies: How Cute? You Decide! (Aug. 22, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-83935-225-6) is an interactive novelty book about animals and their young, with a sliding card to rate the cuteness level of each animal baby. Ages 3–5.
Around the World: Minecraft Master Builder (Nov. 28, $11.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-83935-269-0) offers detailed instructions on how to make Minecraft versions of 13 landmarks from around the world. Ages 6–10.
The Essential Guide to Retro Gaming: All the Classic Games You Can Play Today by Joe Barnes (Sept. 12, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-83935-247-8) is a guide to finding and playing the video games of the past, including platforms, devices, history, and tips and tricks for gameplay. Ages 7–10.
The Essential Harry Styles Fanbook: His Life, His Songs, His Story (Sept. 19, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-83935-252-2) serves up facts, photos, quotes, and stories about the life and career of the musician and actor. Ages 8–12.
Greek Heroes and Mythical Beasts by Stella Caldwell (Oct. 10, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-83935-264-5) profiles the gods, monsters, and heroes of Greek mythology. Ages 8–12.
Sharks by Ben Hubbard (Oct. 10, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-83935-265-2) provides a look at various shark species from the point of view of a marine biologist. Ages 8–12.
Soccer Legends 2023 by David Balleimer (Nov. 28, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-83935-257-7) includes up-to-date stats and infographics for 100 players in Europe’s elite soccer leagues. Ages 8–12.
Sports Heroes: LeBron James: Facts, Stats, and Stories about the Biggest Basketball Star! by Hannah Dolan, illus. by Guy Harvey (Aug. 15, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-83861-164-4), spotlights basketball star James, and includes statistics, quotes, and information about both his career and personal life. Ages 8–12.
National Geographic Kids
Footsteps on the Map by Barbara Kerley (Sept. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-7372-5). Two children set out on separate adventures to blaze their very own trail, mapping it as they go. Ages 3–7.
Deadliest Animals on the Planet by Jennifer Szymanski (Dec. 19, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-7318-3) offers a look at the animal kingdom’s fiercest, fastest, and most dangerous creatures. Ages 8–12.
The Ultimate Book of Reptiles: Your Guide to the Secret Lives of These Scaly, Slithery, and Spectacular Creatures! by Ruchira Somaweera with Stephanie Drimmer (Aug. 15, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-7373-2) reveals what makes a reptile a reptile; and how these creatures live, hunt, hide, as well as raise their young. Ages 8–12.
Little Kids First Board Book release Seed, Sprout, Grow! by Ruth Musgrave (Oct. 3, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4263-7353-4), ages up to 3. Big Words for Little Explorers spells out Big Words for Little Paleontologists by Lisa M. Gerry (Oct. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-7597-2), ages 3–7. 5-Minute Stories adds National Geographic Kids 5-Minute Shark Stories (Nov. 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-7565-1), ages 6–8. Can’t Get Enough canters along with Can’t Get Enough Horse Stuff by Neil Cavanaugh (Aug. 1, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-7391-6), ages 7–10. New to Critter Chat is World Wild Web by Jason Viola (Aug. 8, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-7371-8), ages 8–12. Greeking Out gains 20 of the Greatest Stories in History from Greek Mythology by Jillian Hughes and Kenny Curtis, illus. by Javier Espila (Sept. 19, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-7596-5), ages 8–12. Nerdlet welcomes Jurassic Smarts: A Jam-Packed Fact Book for Dinosaur Superfans! by Stephanie Drimmer and Jen Agresta (Sept. 19, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-7374-9), ages 8–12. And Weird but True picks up Weird but True World 2024 (Aug. 29, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-7453-1) and Weird but True! Disney: 300 Wonderful Facts to Celebrate the Magic of Disney (Sept. 19, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-7470-8), ages 8–12.
The Girl Who Loved the Birds by Joseph Dandurand, illus. by Elinor Atkins (Sept. 26, $15.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-88971-444-1), tells the story of a Kwantlen girl who forms a bond with the birds of the island she calls home. Ages 6–8.
Monster Support Group: The Mummy’s Curse by Laura Suárez (Oct. 3, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-83874-132-7). Anatiti, a young pharoah, joins the Monster Support Group in her quest to ascend and reach eternity. Ages 7–9.
Mason Mooney is on the case in Supernatural Sleuth by Seaerra Miller (Aug. 1, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-83874-038-2), ages 9-11.
New Picture Book Science titles by Andi Diehn, illus. by Micah Rauch, include Inclined Planes Ramp It Up by (Oct. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-64741-099-5), Levers Lessen the Load (Nov. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-64741-095-7), and Pulleys Pull Their Weight (Sept. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-64741-087-2), ages 5–8.
North Star/Jolly Fish
The Songbird and the Rambutan Tree by Lucille Abendanon (Jan. 23, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63163-820-6). After sabotaging her only chance to evacuate before the Japanese army invades Batavia in 1942, and being confined in the Tjideng prisoner-of-war camp, 12-year-old Emmy must overcome a tragedy from her past to find her voice and truly be free. Ages 10–14.
Kangaroo’s Big World by Michelle L. Brown, illus. by Rayanne Vieira, expands with Just Us, Platypus! (Jan. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63163-771-1), Like That, Wombat? (Jan. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63163-775-9), and Not a Spider, Sugar Glider! (Jan. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63163-779-7), ages 4–7.
Ludwig and the Rhinoceros by Noemi Schneider, illus. by Golden Cosmos, trans. by Marshall Yarbrough (Sept. 5, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4527-5). Ludwig shows his father that something can be there, even if you can’t see it. Ages 5–8.
Genius Noses: A Curious Animal Compendium by Lena Anlauf, illus. by Vitali Konstantinov (Sept. 19, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4535-0), features a collection of animals and their fascinating noses. Ages 7–10.
Davy stars in Davy in the Snow by Brigitte Weninger, illus. by Eve Tharlet, trans. by David Henry Wilson (Sept. 12, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4502-2), ages 4–8.
Series in Spanish
El pez arco iris (Rainbow Fish) swims along with ¡El pez arco iris al rescate! (Rainbow Fish to the Rescue!) by Marcus Pfister, trans. by Lawrence Schimel (Oct. 10, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4540-4), ages 4–8.
Norton Young Readers
Place Hand Here by Katie Yamasaki (Oct. 10, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-324-01703-5). A painting of a hand on a wall in his neighborhood helps connect a boy to his mother, who is currently incarcerated, and reminds them both that they are not alone. Ages 4–8.
Thank a Farmer by Maria Gianferrari, illus. by Monica Mikai (Sept. 5, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-01579-6), emphasizes the importance of agriculture in our day-to-day lives and reminds readers to give thanks to farmworkers around the world. Ages 4–8.
The Upside Down Book of Sloths by Elizabeth Shreeve, illus. by Isabella Grott (Sept. 5, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-324-01577-2), offers a deep dive into sloths, their evolution, and their connections to our planet’s natural history—and future. Ages 4–8.
Virginia Wouldn’t Slow Down! The Unstoppable Dr. Apgar and Her Life-Saving Invention by Carrie Pearson, illus. by Nancy Carpenter (Aug. 8, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-324-00393-9), spotlights Virginia Apgar, who invented the eponymous test for evaluating newborn health that’s used worldwide. Ages 4–8.
Listen to the Birds by Donald Kroodsma, Léna Mazilu, and Yoann Guény (Sept. 19, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-324-03103-1), features 40 species of North American birds whose songs can be heard on the book’s accompanying app. Ages 7–10.
Flying Up the Mountain by Elizabeth-Irene Baitie (Oct. 3, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-324-05267-8). When Ato and his friends visit Nnoma, the West African bird sanctuary that Ato’s father helped build before he died, the trio uncovers a sinister plot to exploit the sanctuary and must work together to protect it. Ages 8–12.
White House Clubhouse by Sean O’Brien, illus. by Karyn Lee (Oct. 3, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-324-05292-0). In this series starter, two First Daughters team up with historical presidential children to save the nation. Ages 8–12.
The Monster’s Bones: The Discovery of T. Rex and How It Shook Our World (young readers ed.) by David K. Randall (Aug. 14, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-01550-5), tells the tale of America’s early paleontologists and the discovery of the first T. rex fossil. Ages 10–14.
Wait! What? by Dan Gutman, illus. by Allison Steinfeld, offers The Beatles Couldn’t Read Music? (Sept. 19, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-324-05216-6; $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-324-05217-3). ages 7–10. And I, Witness gains Vision: My Story of Strength by Precious Perez (Aug. 8, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-324-05229-6), ages 8–12.
Series in Spanish
I, Witness adds Huracán: Mi historia de resiliencia (Hurricane: My Story of Resilience) by Salvador Gómez-Colón (Aug. 8, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-324-05270-8), ages 8–12
Time to Move South for Winter by Clare Helen Welsh, illus. by Jenny Løvlie (Oct. 3, $17.99, ISBN 979-88-87770-19-2). This bedtime story follows a tiny tern on the world’s longest animal migration. Ages up to 5.
My First ABC, illus. by Edward Underwood (Sept. 5, $12.99 board book, ISBN 979-88-87770-12-3), encourages children to lift shaped flaps to learn letters and find objects. Ages 1–4.
I’m Going to Be a Princess by Stephanie Taylor, illus. by Jade Orlando (Dec. 6, $17.99, ISBN 979-88-87770-34-5). Maya learns about the achievements of notable Black women, including a brave Nigerian princess. Ages 2–5.
My Big Fantastic Family by Adam Guillain and Charlotte Guillain, illus. by Ali Pye (Dec. 5, $18.99, ISBN 979-88-87770-30-7). This story embraces the positive aspects of becoming part of a blended family after divorce. Ages 2–5.
My First Lift-the-Flap Nursery Rhymes, illus. by Ingela P. Arrhenius (Sept. 5, $12.99 board book, ISBN 979-88-87770-13-0), pairs nursery rhymes with sturdy flaps to lift. Ages 2–5.
Santa Claus and the Three Bears by Lou Peacock, illus. by Margarita Kukhtina (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 979-88-87770-29-1). What happens when Santa falls asleep at the Three Bears’ cottage on Christmas Eve? Ages 2–5.
Who Works at Night? by Peter Arrhenius, illus. by Ingela P. Arrhenius (Sept. 5, $14.99 board book, ISBN 979-88-87770-11-6). Flaps lift to reveal the jobs of people who work during the night. Ages 2–5.
A Whale of a Time: Funny Poems for Each Day of the Year by Lou Peacock, illus. by Matt Hunt (Sept. 19, $40, ISBN 979-88-87770-25-3), compiles 366 lighthearted works by a range of poets. Ages 6–9.
The Wind in the Willows by Lou Peacock, illus. by Kate Hindley (Sept. 5, $24.99, ISBN 979-88-87770-28-4), offers an abridgement of Kenneth Grahame’s classic novel, accompanied by new full-color art. Ages 6–9.
Everything You Know About Dinosaurs Is Wrong! by Nick Crumpton, illus. by Gavin Scott (Oct. 3, $19.99, ISBN 979-88-87770-14-7). Zoologist Crumpton chronicles dinosaur discoveries—and debunks dino myths. Ages 7–9.
Transported: 50 Vehicles That Changed the World by Matt Ralphs, illus. by Rui Ricardo (Oct. 3, $29.99, ISBN 979-88-87770-20-8), showcases groundbreaking vehicle inventions, from ancient chariots to rockets. Ages 7–9.
Look, It’s welcomes Look, It’s Hoot Hoot Owl (Sept. 5, $10.99 board book, ISBN 979-88-87770-15-4) and Look, It’s Moo Moo Cow (Sept. 5, $10.99 board book, ISBN 979-88-87770-05-5) by Camilla Reid, illus. by Clare Youngs, ages up to 3. Make Tracks starts up with Building Site (Sept. 5, $10.99 board book, ISBN 979-88-87770-09-3) and Cars, illus. by Johnny Dyrander (Sept. 5, $10.99 board book, ISBN 979-88-87770-08-6), ages 2–5. And British Museum opens its doors to A History of the World in 25 Cities by Tracey Turner and Andrew Donkin, illus. by Libby Vanderploeg (Oct. 3, $29.99, ISBN 979-88-87770-16-1), and Goddess: 50 Goddesses, Spirits, Saints, and Other Female Figures Who Have Shaped Belief by Janina Ramirez, illus. by Sarah Walsh (Sept. 5, $24.99, ISBN 979-88-87770-10-9), ages 9–12.
The latest Somos8 titles, published in English and Spanish, are El amor más grande by Megan Jacobson, illus. by Beck Feiner (Nov. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-84-19253-85-9); The Great Poop Contest (Oct. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-84-19607-09-6) and El gran concurso de la caca (Oct. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-84-19607-08-9) by Rafael Ordoñez, illus. by Laure du Faÿ; Sleeping Is Not for Me! (Oct. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-84-19253-76-7); Quiero jugar antes de dormir (Oct. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-84-19253-75-0) by José Carlos Andrés, illus. by Alessandro Montagnana, ages 3–6. And The Little Magician by Susanna Isern, illus. by Amélie Graux (Oct. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-84-19253-69-9).
The following titles, published in English and Spanish, join the Comic series: Olivia Wolf and the Moldy Sandwich (Sept. 19, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-84-19253-55-2) and Olivia Wolf. El Sándwich con Extra de Moho (Sept. 19, $14.99, ISBN 978-84-18599-48-4); and Olivia Wolf and the Night of the Giant Monsters (Sept. 19, $14.99, ISBN 978-84-19253-57-6) and Olivia Wolf. La Noche de Los Monstruos Gigantes (Sept. 19, $14.99, ISBN 978-84-19253-53-8) by José Fragoso, ages 7–11.
Glowrushes by Roberto Piumini, trans. by Leah D. Janeczko (Oct. 17, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68137-750-6). A boy with a mysterious chronic illness who is confined to his windowless room forms a bond with the painter his father hires to embellish the boy’s bedroom walls with beautiful murals. Ages 9–12.
Stay My Baby by Lana Button (Sept. 12, $10.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-4598-3615-0) explores the feelings of wonder and love for a new baby in rhyming verse and photos of babies and toddlers. Ages up to 2.
Fluffy and the Stars by T’áncháy Redvers, illus. by Roza Nozari (Aug. 15, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3572-6). A nonbinary child imagines what happens when a beloved pet dies in this introduction to the emotions of grief and loss. Ages 3–5.
Lucky Me by Lawrence Schimel, illus. by Juan Camilo Mayorga (Sept. 12, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3738-6). Bruno, who always has a positive attitude, realizes how lucky he, his brother, and his friend all are. Ages 3–5.
Once, a Bird by Rina Singh, illus. by Nathalie Dion (Sept. 12, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3143-8). In this wordless picture book, the residents of an apartment building admire the hopefulness and resilience of a bird that settles in a nearby tree. Ages 3–5.
Owl and the Mystery of Tomorrow by Réka Király, trans. by Mia Spangenberg (Aug. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3746-1). Forest animals stay awake all night to try and understand the meaning of tomorrow. Ages 3–5.
Lost Inside My Head by Vigg, trans. by David Warriner (Sept. 12, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3594-8). A boy with ADHD learns he can be himself and focus his light on what he wants to see. Ages 6–8.
Mama Lou’s Belly by Marie-Francine Hébert, illus. by Guillaume Perreault, trans. by Charles Simard (Sept. 12, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3388-3). Mama Lou is pregnant and everyone’s guessing what’s in her belly. Ages 6–8.
Otter Doesn’t Know by Andrea Fritz (Sept. 12, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3621-1). In this series launch, a salmon and an otter learn to help each other even though they don’t have all the answers. Ages 6–8.
The Antiracist Kitchen: 21 Stories (and Recipes), edited by Nadia L. Hohn, illus. by Roza Nozari (Oct. 17, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3343-2). North American children’s authors share the role of food in their lives and how it has helped fight discrimination, reclaim culture, and celebrate people with different backgrounds. Ages 9–12.
Book of Screams by Jeff Szpirglas, illus. by Steven P. Hughes (Sept. 12, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3409-5), weaves creepy tales throughout a central story about a girl whose favorite horror author is stealing children’s nightmares for his books. Ages 9–12.
The Boy, the Cloud and the Very Tall Tale by Heather Smith (Sept. 12, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3603-7). Ewan is on a journey to find his missing father who was swept away by a magical cloud two years after Ewan’s mother died. Ages 9–12.
The Trailblazing Life of Viola Desmond: A Civil Rights Icon by Rachel Kehoe with Wanda Robson, illus. by Chelsea Charles (Sept. 12, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3397-5), tells the story of Desmond, who was arrested in Nova Scotia in 1946 for refusing to move from the “whites-only” section of a movie theater. Ages 9–12.
Flight Plan by Eric Walters (Sept. 12, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3511-5). When all technology breaks down and he’s far from home, 13-year-old Jamie realizes he’s stronger (and braver) than he thought in this dystopian adventure. Ages 12 and up.
Funny Little Books by Elise Gravel welcomes Gravel’s I’m Hungry! (Sept. 12, $10.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-4598-3892-5), ages up to 2. Orca Echoes adds Ghost Girl by Brooke Carter, illus. by Alyssa Waterbury (Sept. 12, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3688-4), ages 6–8. Sueño Bay Adventures keeps rolling with Candle Point by Nancy Deas and Mike Deas, illus. by Mike Deas (Sept. 12, $16.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3151-3), ages 6–8. Orca Footprints adds Less Is More: Join the Low-Waste Movement by Leah Payne (Sept. 12, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3544-3), ages 9–12. New to Orca Think is Open Science: Knowledge for Everyone by Monique Polak, illus. by Catherine Chan (Oct. 17, $26.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3358-6), ages 9–12. Orca Timeline issues Are We There Yet? How Humans Find Their Way by Maria Birmingham, illus. by Drew Shannon (Aug. 15, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3520-7), ages 9–12. Orca Wild corrals Wild Horses: Running Free by Linda L. Richards (Oct. 17, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2559-8), ages 9–12. Aftershock by Gabrielle Prendergast (Aug. 15, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3720-1) and Dark Tide by Sean Rodman (Aug. 15, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3711-9) join Orca Anchor, ages 12 and up. And Orca Soundings gains Airlock by Tash McAdam (Aug. 15, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3660-0) and Racing Hearts by Melinda Anne Di Lorenzo (Aug. 15, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3680-8), ages 12 and up.
Crooked Hills by Cullen Bunn (Nov. 14, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-954255-66-1). A trio of friends in a haunted town unravel a plot to bring back a long-dead witch. Ages 9–12.
Cone Dog by Sarah Howden, illus. by Carmen Mok (Sept. 12, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-514-3). Emma the dog leaves the vet with a cone on her head and finds innovative ways to make the most of her situation. Ages 3–7.
When Rabbit Was a Lion by Eugenie Fernandes (Aug. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-518-1). An introverted rabbit throws a costume party for his friends but is overwhelmed by the noise. Ages 3–7.
100 Chapatis by Derek Mascarenhas, illus. by Shantala Robinson (Oct. 17, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-563-1). A boy makes 100 chapatis with his grandfather while they wait for word of his new baby sibling’s arrival. Ages 4–7.
Aliya’s Secret: A Story of Ramadan by Farida Zaman (Oct. 17, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-564-8) is a celebration of the Islamic holy month, food, and community from a child’s perspective. Ages 4–7.
All the Faces of Me by Laura Alary, illus. by Salini Perera (Oct. 17, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-533-4). A girl paints new expressions on the faces of her grandmother’s wooden nesting dolls to reflect the many different faces and feelings inside of her. Ages 4–7.
Eleanor’s Moon by Maggie Knaus (Aug. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-555-6). Eleanor and her grandfather’s shared love for the moon brings them comfort and keeps them close even when they’re apart. Ages 4–7.
How to Make a Peanut Butter Sandwich in 17 Easy Steps by Bambi Edlund (Sept. 12, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-516-7) serves up a humorous and slightly overcomplicated step-by-step guide to making a peanut butter sandwich with all your critter friends. Ages 4–7.
Jeffrey Loves Blue by Loretta Garbutt, illus. by Lily Snowden-Fine (Sept. 12, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-561-7). In art class, a boy finds the courage to leave his comfort zone and do something nice for a friend. Ages 4–7.
Love Is in the Bear by Judith Henderson, illus. by Nahid Kazemi (Oct. 17, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-589-1). Bird and Bear prepare a duet for their opera audition, but only one of them is cast. Ages 4–7.
Odd Couples: A Guide to Unlikely Animal Pairs by Maria Birmingham, illus. by Raz Latif (Sept. 12, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-528-0). This guessing game demonstrates how even the most unusual animal pairs can be two of a kind. Ages 6–9.
Poppy and Sam pop up in Poppy and Sam and the Hunt for Jam by Cathon, trans. by Susan Ouriou (Aug. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-592-1), ages 5–8.
Along Came a Radioactive Spider: Strange Steve Ditko and the Creation of Spider-Man by Annie Hunter Eriksen, illus. by Lee Gatlin (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-710-9), reveals the life of a lesser-known and famously reclusive artist and how his wall-crawling hero became an icon. Ages 4–8.
A Cloud in a Jar by Aaron Lewis Krol, illus. by Carlos Vélez Aguilera (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-993-6). Lou and her friend embark on a seafaring journey to capture a rain cloud and bring it to kids in another town who’ve never seen rain. Ages 4–8.
Giraffe Is Too Tall for This Book by D.K. Ryland (Oct. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-985-1) features six friendly animals who, upon realizing they can’t all fit in the book for story time, invite the reader to help solve their predicament. Ages 4–8.
Saving the Sun by Emma Pearl, illus. by Sara Ugolotti (Sept. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-988-2). Luna and Poppa enlist an assortment of island creatures in their quest to return the fallen sun to the sky. Ages 4–8.
Swimming Toward a Dream: Yusra Mardini’s Incredible Journey from Refugee to Olympic Swimmer by Reem Faruqi, illus. by Asma Enayeh (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-983-7), tells the story of this Syrian athlete who heroically helped push her sinking refugee boat to safety and went on to compete in the Olympics. Ages 4–8.
When an Elephant Hears NO by Dazzle Ng, illus. by Estrela Lourenço (Jan. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-786-4). A young elephant finds hearing the word no a little difficult before learning that the word can mean an enormity of things. Ages 4–8.
Page Street YA
Being Ace: An Anthology of Queer, Trans, Femme, and Disabled Stories of Asexual Love and Connection, edited by Madeline Dyer (Oct. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-956-1). Fourteen works highlight asexual romance, aromantic love, and identities across the asexual spectrum. Ages 14 and up.
Damned If You Do by Alex Brown (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-999-8). A queer high school stage manager sells her soul to a demon in this horror comedy with elements of Filipino folklore. Ages 14 and up.
A Prayer for Vengeance by Leanne Schwartz (Sept. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-888-5). After an autistic temple ward accidentally wakes a vengeful princess from her statue prison, she finds herself in a world that worships the man who betrayed her. Ages 14 and up.
To a Darker Shore by Leanne Schwartz (Jan. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-840-3). When a plus-sized teen inventor’s best friend is sacrificed to an infernal monster in her place, she travels to the depths of hell to rescue and avenge him. Ages 14 and up.
When Ghosts Call Us Home by Katya de Becerra (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-963-9). A teen haunted by her sister’s disappearance and chilling memories from their childhood home returns to uncover the truth of what really happened there. Ages 14 and up.
Zander Stays by Maureen Fergus, illus. by Scot Ritchie (Oct. 10, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-296-7). Zander the goose wants to stay north for the winter, but can he brave the cold? Ages 4–7.
If You See a Bluebird by Bahram Rahman, illus. by Gabrielle Grimard (Oct. 17, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-284-4). While picking blackberries with his Nana in their new country, Ali sorrowfully recalls the mulberry tree from the home they fled in Afghanistan. Ages 5–8.
The Imaginary Alphabet by Sylvie Daigneault (Sept. 19, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-299-8) is a multilayered alphabet book. Ages 5–10.
See It, Dream It, Do It: How 25 People Just Like You Found Their Dream Jobs by Colleen Nelson and Kathie Macisaac (Oct. 17, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-288-2) profiles 25 diverse careers and individuals. Ages 8–12.
We the Sea Turtles: A Collection of Island Stories by Michelle Kadarusman (Sept. 26, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-285-1). Eight young people experience emotional turning points when they encounter turtles in moments of loss and environmental disaster. Ages 9–14.
Big, Little Concepts soars along with Look Up High! Things That Fly by Victoria Allenby (Aug. 15, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-290-5), ages 2–5.
Children of the Phoenix: The Eye of the Storm by Oskar Källner, illus. by Karl Johnsson (Dec. 12, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-1133-7). When siblings Elias and Alice embark on a forest quest to find their missing mother, aliens sweep them into an intergalactic adventure. Ages 7–12.
Digital Lizards of Doom by Gabriel Valentin and Ernie Najera (Dec. 5, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-1128-3). Young warrior Dizzy Doom’s belief system is shattered when an evil robot and an ancient witch attack his kingdom. Ages 7–12.
Chloe features in Chloe 3 in 1, Vol. 2 by Greg Tessier (Sept. 5, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-1126-9), ages 7–12. Dance Class Graphic Novels greets Swan Lake by Beka and Crip (Sept. 12, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-1127-6), ages 7–12. Geronimo Stilton Reporter Graphic Novels by Geronimo Stilton picks up The Gem Gang (Sept. 19, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-1046-0) and Clean Sweep (Dec. 26, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-1135-1), ages 7–12. Loud House makes noise with Bump It Loud (Oct. 17, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-1057-6; $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-1056-9), ages 7–12; and The Loud House Spy Special: Loud Spies (Nov. 14, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-1062-0; $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-1063-7), ages 8–11. Joining Magical History Tour is Marie Curie by Fabrice Erre (Oct. 10, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-1055-2), ages 7–12. The Queen’s Favorite Witch by Benjamin Dickson, illus. by Rachael Smith, adds The Lost King (Aug. 22, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0983-9), ages 7–12. School for Extraterrestrial Girls by Jeremy Whitley presents Girls Take Flight (Nov. 28, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0695-1; $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0696-8), ages 7–12. New to Smurfs Graphic Novels by Peyo is Smurf Tales, Vol. 8 (Oct. 24, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-1129-0; $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-1130-6), ages 7–12. And Ralph Azham by Lewis Trondheim wraps up with The Dying Flame (Oct. 24, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-1117-7; $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-1118-4), ages 14 and up.
Hippity, Hoppity Easter (Dec. 19, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-64638-908-7) features 10 happy, hoppy sounds. Ages 2–6.
A Treasury of Christmas Stories and Songs (Aug. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-64638-502-7) collects classic holiday tales, poems, and carols. Ages 3–8.
The Book That Changed Everything by Allison Regina Gliot, FSP; Santiago María López Piuma (Aug. 1, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-8198-1254-4). Sofia’s love for reading and desire to have a friend lead her to a life-changing encounter with Jesus through the words and stories of the Bible. Ages 6–8.
Some Dads (Oct. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-223-18675-7) and Some Moms (Nov. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-223-18678-8) by Fifi Abu are rhyming odes to fathers and mothers of all sorts. Ages 3–7.
This Is My Bag by Roxanne Chester, illus. by Abe Matias (Nov. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-223-18718-1), provides an exploration of the various faces and reasons for homelessness. Ages 3–7.
A Birthday Surprise: Big Sister Coco #1 by Jesse Byrd, illus. by Lau Moraiti (Sept. 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-223-18707-5). Sassy and smart Coco helps her little brother Bo to figure out, prepare for, and enjoy his big fifth-birthday surprise in this early graphic novel series-starter. Ages 4–6.
Minivan Mix-up by Juliana Gaddis, illus. by John Joseph (Sept. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-223-18732-7). Two families with the same make and color of minivan accidentally switch vehicles for the day when their respective toddlers mischievously swap key fobs at the grocery store. Ages 4–6.
Chameleon Cat by Rachel DiNunzio (Sept. 26, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-223-18692-4). Olive the Chameleon Cat learns that it takes a new friend and an act of bravery to realize her true and beautiful self. Ages 4–7.
Hello, Sweet Baby: An Adoption Journey by Janeen Jackson, illus. by Brittanie Gaja (Aug. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-223-18653-5). When they realize they cannot properly care for their sweet seedling, Momma Red and Poppa Yellow Tomato make the difficult decision to find another loving family for her in Hopewell Garden. Ages 4–7.
Mama Wears a Hijab by Fifi Abu (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-223-18662-7). A love letter from a child to her mother celebrates this Muslim head covering and the modern Muslim woman. Ages 4–7.
The Switch by Jesse Byrd, illus. by Yonson Carbonelle (Oct. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-223-18633-7). Kwibe’s father decides to do something drastic to help humble his young basketball star son and teach him some lessons both on and off the court. Ages 6–8.
Forsynthia: Rise of the Cupcakes by Rachel DiNunzio (Jan. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-223-18716-7). Forsynthia, a young dragon, and her family experience adventures that blend science, fantasy, mystery, and fun in a new graphic novel series. Ages 7–9.
Liline & Pepper by Samanka Dumond, illus. by Christina Oyebade, following the adventures of Haitian American kindergartner Lilene and her cat Pepper, begins with Best Friends! (Sept. 12, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-223-18777-8) and A Magical Place (Sept. 12, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-223-18782-2), ages 4–6. Jeet and Fudge take center stage in The Dueling Lemonade Stands (Sept. 5, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-223-18761-7) and Find Their Zen (Sept. 5, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-223-18766-2) by Amandeep Kochar, ages 5–7. Brie & Theo featuring foodie Brie and her talking cat Theo, kicks off with The Search for Simit (and Theo!) in Turkey by Tara Yazdani (Oct. 17, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-223-18723-5), ages 6–8. And the Queens of STEAM biography series by Mari Bolte launches with Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett: The Virologist Who Changed the World (Sept. 26, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-223-18750-1), Bertha Parker: The First Female Indigenous American Archaeologist (Sept. 26, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-223-18755-6), and Dr. Carla Hayden: The First Woman Librarian of Congress (Jan. 23, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-223-18745-7), ages 7–9.
The Littlest Yak and the New Arrival by Lu Fraser, illus. by Kate Hindley (Oct. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-589-6). Young yak Gertie wonders if Mama’s heart has enough room for her and a new baby sibling. Ages 4–8.
Madeline Finn and the Blessing of the Animals by Lisa Papp (Sept. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-486-8). After attending the Blessing of the Animals, Maddie is inspired to share her gifts with the animals at her local shelter. Ages 4–8.
Prak Fills the House by Donna L. Washington, illus. by Lauren Emmons (Sept. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-565-0). In this retelling of “The Three Little Pigs,” a spirited pig outsmarts her older siblings in a friendly competition. Ages 4–8.
The Twist-a-Roo by Kathleen Doherty, illus. by Kristyna Litten (Nov. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-497-4), puts a modern spin on “The Ant and the Grasshopper” in a woodland tale about coming together to share in times of need. Ages 4–8.
We Light Up the Sky by Nick Maland (Jan. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-607-7). Old Bear and Little Bear find an old saxophone lying in an alleyway—and new inspiration—when they work together to restore it. Ages 4–8.
Where Have You Been, Little Cat? by Richard Jones (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-564-3). As a little cat rushes in from a day’s adventures, her owner asks her where she’s been and what she’s seen. Ages 4–8.
Trim Helps Out (Oct. 3, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-291-8) and Trim Sets Sail (Oct. 3, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-290-1) by Deborah Hopkinson, illus. by Kristy Caldwell, begin the Adventures of Trim historical fiction series inspired by the real-life ship’s cat that circumnavigated Australia in 1801–1803. Ages 7–10.
Nightspark by Michael Mann (Oct. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-660-2). In the sequel to Ghostcloud, Luke and his friends—ghost-girl Alma and human Jess—and several unexpected allies work together to find Ravi. Ages 8–12.
The Problem with Gravity by Michelle Mohrweis (Sept. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-595-7). Autistic Maggie and competitive Tatum team up for an engineering contest and face the challenges of a first crush. Ages 8–12.
King & Kayla are back in King & Kayla and the Case of the Downstairs Ghost by Dori Hillestad Butler, illus. by Nancy Meyers (Jan. 2, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-469-1), ages 7–9.
Series in Spanish
A Place For... (Un lugar para...) by Melissa Stewart, illus. by Higgins Bond, welcomes Un lugar para las mariposas (A Place for Butterflies) (Dec. 5, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68263-546-9), Un lugar para los murciélagos (A Place for Bats) (Dec. 5, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68263-544-5), and Un lugar para los pájaros (A Place for Birds) (Dec. 5, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68263-545-2), ages 7–11.
Before the Devil Knows You’re Here by Autumn Krause (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-647-3). In 1836 Wisconsin, a young Mexican American poet embarks on a quest to save her brother from a mysterious abductor and receives help from American folktale icons along the way. Ages 14 and up.
Sky’s End by Marc J. Gregson (Jan. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-576-6). A teen enters a deadly competition to rescue his family and hears the whispers of a rebellion that would upend the only world he’s ever known. Ages 14 and up.
The Spirit Bares Its Teeth by Andrew Joseph White (Sept. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-611-4). Sixteen-year-old autistic, trans Silas is sent to Braxton’s Sanitorium and Finishing School to become a perfect wife and does everything he can to expose the school’s ghostly secrets. Ages 14 and up.
Wren Martin Ruins It All by Amanda DeWitt (Nov. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-598-8). Asexual Wren wants to use his student council power to abolish the expensive Valentine’s Day Dance, but is persuaded to pursue sponsorship for the event from an anonymous “not a dating” app instead—which he secretly tries out. Ages 14 and up.
Gary and the Tooth Fairy by Adam Dennis, illus. by Herb Leonhard (Sept. 18, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4556-2767-7). Young Gary the alligator receives a visit from the Tooth Fairy, who teaches him the proper way to care for his teeth. Ages 5–8.
Penguin Young Readers, Level 4 gains Animal Invaders: Creatures Causing Trouble by Ginjer L. Clarke (Nov. 14, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52195-3), ages 8–9.
I Am Dog! by Peter Bently, illus. by Chris Chatterton (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52087-1), presents a day in the life of a dog, told from the dog’s point of view. Ages 3–5.
The Light Inside by Dan Misdea (Aug. 8, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52162-5). In this wordless picture book, a timid jack-o’-lantern journeys through a spooky forest to find his missing toy. Ages 3–7.
First Night of Howlergarten by Benson Shum (Aug. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52127-4). Young werewolves go to howlergarten at night and learn how to prepare for their big transformation. Ages 4–6.
How to Speak in Spanglish by Mónica Mancillas, illus. by Olivia de Castro (Aug. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52180-9). Sami shares the joys of Spanglish with his skeptical abuela and diverse community. Ages 4–8.
Mabel and the Mountain: A Story About Believing in Yourself by Kim Hillyard (Jan. 30, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-65902-1) introduces Mabel, a small fly with big plans who demonstrates the power of confidence and believing in yourself. Ages 4–8.
Programmed to Paint by Mauricio Abril (Jan. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52377-3). Practically perfect Pintro the robot learns how to create art. Ages 4–8.
Sankofa: A Culinary Story of Resilience and Belonging by Eric Adjepong, illus. by Lala Watkins (Oct. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38594-4), tells the story, inspired by chef Adjepong’s childhood, of a boy’s culinary journey 400 years into the past to reconnect with his African roots and find his own place in America. Ages 4–8.
Beaky Barnes and the Devious Duck by David Ezra Stein (Jan. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09479-2) follows a mischievous duck with a plan to trick the townspeople out of their freshly baked bread and other delicious snacks. Ages 6–9.
Skeleanor the Decomposer: A Graphic Novel by Emily Ettlinger (Aug. 8, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-51944-8) focuses on music-obsessed skeleton Skeleanor and her quest to find her sound—and her confidence. Ages 6–9.
Louie and Bear Bite Back: A Graphic Novel by Brady Smith (Aug. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-65988-5; $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-65989-2). Louie, Bear, and the rest of their friends must escape back to Earth when a new villain comes after them in the Land of Anything Goes. Ages 7–10.
A First Guide to Cats: Understanding Your Whiskered Friend by John Bradshaw, illus. by Clare Elsom (Sept. 26, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-52185-4). Animal expert Bradshaw teaches kids how best to care for and understand their feline friends. Ages 8–12.
More Tales to Keep You Up at Night by Dan Poblocki, illus. by Marie Bergeron (Aug. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38750-4). A collection of interconnected stories told via mysterious old cassette tapes may hold the key to saving Gilbert’s injured brother, but listening to them might open a door to something much worse. Ages 10–14.
Holly Horror by Michelle Jabès Corpora (Aug. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38621-7). When Evie Archer moves into the Horror House, can she find out what happened the night of the previous resident Holly Hobbie’s disappearance? Ages 12 and up.
Firsts and Lasts: 16 Stories from Our World... and Beyond!, edited by Laura Silverman (Sept. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52308-7), celebrates the new experiences and final moments teenagers face on their journey into adulthood, from first breakups and romantic vampire encounters to last band performances and the deadly end of a friendship. Ages 14 and up.
Flubby gives cattitude in Flubby Does Not Like Snow (Oct. 10, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52339-1) and Flubby Does Not Like Valentine’s Day (Dec. 26, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52342-1) by J.E. Morris, ages 5–7. New to José and El Perro is José and Feliz Play Fútbol by Susan Rose and Silvia López, illus. by Gloria Félix (Nov. 7, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52120-5), ages 5–7. Miles Lewis laces up his shoes for Track Star by Kelly Starling Lyons, illus. by Wayne Spencer (Aug. 29, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-38358-2), ages 6–8. Bigfoot and Nessie are back in The Haunting of Loch Ness Castle by Chelsea M. Campbell, illus. by Laura Knetzger (Aug. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38575-3), ages 6–9. Finder’s Creatures starring tree frog and amateur detective Finder and her friends solving mysteries, launches with Bog Gone! by P. Knuckle Jones (Aug. 8, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-593-51985-1), ages 7–10.
What Was? adds What Was the Children’s Blizzard of 1888? by Steve Korte, illus. by Dede Putra (Nov. 7, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-52071-0) and What Was the Donner Party? by Ben Hubbard, illus. by Tim Foley (Nov. 7, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-52074-1), ages 8–11. The Horrible Series by Rob Renzetti continues with The Twisted Tower of Endless Torment (Jan. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-51955-4), ages 8–12. What Do We Know About? delivers What Do We Know About the Chupacabra? by Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso, illus. by Andrew Thomson (Sept. 26, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-52083-3), What Do We Know About the Kraken? by Hubbard (Jan. 9, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-65845-1), and What Do We Know About the Winchester House? by Emma Carlson Berne, illus. by Ted Hammond (Aug. 15, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-51929-5), ages 8–12. Joining What Is the Story Of? Are What Is the Story of Romeo and Juliet? by Max Bisantz, illus. by David Malan (Dec. 26, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5247-9224-4) and What Is the Story of the Headless Horseman? by Sheila Keenan, illus. by Thomson (Aug. 15, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-52366-7), ages 8–12. Who HQ Graphic Novels issues Who Was Accused in the Salem Witch Trials? Tituba by Insha Fitzpatrick, illus. by Rowan MacColl (Sept. 5, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22469-4), ages 8–12. New Who HQ Now titles are Who Is Aaron Judge? by James Buckley Jr. (Jan. 23, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-75013-1), Who Is Harry Styles? by Kirsten Anderson (Oct. 10, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-66265-6), and Who Is Nathan Chen? by Joseph Liu, illus. by Gregory Copeland (Aug. 29, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-66100-0), ages 8–12. And Who Was? offers Who Was John Lewis? by Crystal Hubbard, illus. by Stephen Marchesi (Dec. 5, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-65851-2) and Who Was Salvador Dalí? by Paula K. Manzanero, illus. by Copeland (Sept. 26, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-448-48956-8), ages 8–12.
Series in Spanish
¿Quién fue? (Who Was?) greets ¿Quién fue Celia Cruz? (Who Was Celia Cruz?) by Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso, illus. by Jake Murray, trans. by Yanitzia Canetti (Sept. 12, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-65822-2) and ¿Quién Fue? Historia del mundo (The Who Was? History of the World) by Paula K. Manzanero, illus. by Robert Squier, trans. by Canetti (Sept. 12, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-65823-9), ages 8–12.
Dragon’s First Taco by Adam Rubin, illus. by Daniel Salmieri (Sept. 26, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-53317-8). A board book shaped like a taco introduces dragons and tacos. Ages 1–3.
The King Penguin by Vanessa Roeder (Sept. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32441-7). A King Penguin is off to find subjects who will listen to him—as long as they don’t eat him first. Ages 3–5.
Imagine You and Me by Benson Shum (Jan. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-61706-9) focuses on the bond between an imaginative bear and his best friend. Ages 3–7.
Patchwork Prince by Baptiste Paul, illus. by Kitt Thomas (Oct. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46344-4). With the fabric scrap treasures a boy and his mother collect, she will make him clothes fit for royalty. Ages 3–7.
Snowmen’s Twelve Nights of Christmas by Caralyn Buehner, illus. by Mark Buehner (Oct. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-62472-2), retells the classic Christmas carol with a snowmen twist. Ages 3–7.
Flora’s Wish by Fiona Halliday (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46245-4). Flora the field mouse learns how to honor and grieve her best friend Lion (a dandelion), who has scattered away. Ages 4–8.
One More Jar of Jam by Michelle Sumovich, illus. by Gracey Zhang (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11267-0), is an ode to the cyclical nature of the world and one girl’s lifelong connection to the mulberry tree in her yard. Ages 4–8.
Go Forth and Tell: The Life of Augusta Baker, Librarian and Master Storyteller by Breanna J. McDaniel, illus. by April Harrison (Jan. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32420-2), spotlights the first Black coordinator of children’s services at the New York Public Library. Ages 5–8.
Your One and Only Heart by Rajani LaRocca, illus. by Lauren Paige Conrad (Aug. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32633-6), is an introduction to the many wonders of the human heart. Ages 5–8.
Saving H’Non: Chang and the Elephant by Trang Nguyen and Jeet Zdung (Oct. 3, $23.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40673-1). This graphic novel adventure based on a true story features young conservationist Chang who overcomes the odds to save and return an elephant to its natural habitat. Ages 8–12.
The Book of Radical Answers: Real Questions from Real Kids Just Like You by Sonya Renee Taylor (Oct. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35484-1) provides age-appropriate answers to real questions from young readers about health, sex, gender, race, and justice. Ages 10–14.
Mexikid by Pedro Martín (Aug. 1, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46228-7) is a graphic memoir about a Mexican American boy’s family and their adventure-filled road trip to bring their grandfather back from Mexico to live with them. Ages 10–14.
The Year My Life Went Down the Toilet by Jake Maia Arlow (Aug. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11296-0). Al works on surviving middle school while coming to terms with her newly diagnosed Crohn’s disease. Ages 10–14.
Huda F Cares by Huda Fahmy (Oct. 10, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-593-53279-9). In the sequel to graphic novel Huda F Are You?, the Fahmys are off to Disney World, but self-conscious Huda worries her Muslim family will stand out too much. Ages 12 and up.
The Meadows by Stephanie Oakes (Sept. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11148-2). In a dystopian society bent on relentless conformity, Eleanor struggles to save herself and those she loves from a life of lies. Ages 14 and up.
Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon offers Can’t Live Without You (Sept. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-61598-0), ages 6–8.
Lalo Lespérance Never Forgot by Phillippe Diederich (Sept. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35428-5). Lalo deals with long-repressed memories of his father and learns about his Mexican and Haitian heritage while spying on a mysterious stranger during the first weeks of Covid lockdown. Ages 10 and up.
The Only Girl in Town by Ally Condie (Sept. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32717-3). Every single person in July’s small town of Lithia has disappeared and her only chance at unraveling the mystery is a series of objects, each a reminder of the people she loved most. Ages 12 and up.
The Collectors: An Anthology, edited by A.S. King (Sept. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-62028-1). King and all-star contributors including Anna-Marie McLemore and Jason Reynolds present nine stories about remarkable people and their strange and surprising collections. Ages 14 and up.
Into the Winds by Carrie Ryan (Aug. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42651-6) tells the little-known story of Wyoming wilderness expedition WILD-596 in 1996, during which 11 members entered a mountain pass but only one returned. Ages 14 and up.
Just Do This One Thing for Me by Laura Zimmermann (Aug. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-53033-7). Seventeen-year-old rule follower Drew tries to hold her family together after her scammer mother disappears. Ages 14 and up.
Salt the Water by Candice Iloh (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52931-7) focuses on nonbinary Black teen Cerulean and their efforts to make it through a challenging post-pandemic senior year, become self-sufficient, and build a new life outside of the Bronx. Ages 14 and up.
Winnie-the-Pooh breaks out the honey for Winnie-the-Pooh and Me by Jeanne Willis, illus. by Mark Burgess (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-69739-9), ages 3–7.
Cupig: The Valentine’s Day Pig by Claire Tattersfield, illus. by Rob Sayegh Jr. (Dec. 19, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-62310-7). A storm sends Cupig the Valentine’s Day pig’s arrows humorously off-course. Ages 3–7.
Flat Cat by Tara Lazar, illus. by Pete Oswald (Sept. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40457-7), follows Flat Cat, a cool kitty who learns that sometimes life is about finding the best of both worlds. Ages 3–7.
Hopefully the Scarecrow by Michelle Houts, illus. by Sara Palacios (Aug. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20690-4). A scarecrow befriends the girl who reads to him until one day he’s left wondering where she is. Ages 4–8.
Busy Betty by Reese Witherspoon, illus. by Xindi Yan, buzzes along with Busy Betty and the Circus Surprise (Oct. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52512-8), ages 3–7.
Penguin/Grosset & Dunlap
Easter EGGstravaganza (Jan. 16, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-66085-0), On the First Day of Christmas (Oct. 3, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-66084-3), and Roald Dahl: Trick or Treat: With Lift-the-Flap Surprises! (Aug. 8, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-66026-3) by Roald Dahl, illus. by Quentin Blake, are holiday novelty books featuring favorite Dahl characters. Ages 1–3.
Where’s Wonka? A Search-and-Find Book by Roald Dahl, illus. by Wren McDonald (Sept. 19, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9210-7) is a search-and-find book based on Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Ages 7–10.
Cookies for Santa by Pia Imperial, illus. by Risa Rodil (Oct. 10, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-75094-0) features 52 kid-friendly holiday recipes. Ages 8–12.
Little Bible Stories by Pia Imperial, illus. by Carly Gledhill, gains The Story of Christmas: A Celebration of the Birth of Jesus (Oct. 10, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-52336-0) and The Story of David and Goliath (Jan. 16, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-52334-6), ages 1–3. Joining Mr. Men and Little Miss are Mr. Men Little Miss 5-Minute Stories by Roger Hargreaves (Dec. 12, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-75072-8) and Secret Santa by Adam Hargreaves (Oct. 10, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-52001-7), ages 3–5. Here I Come! by D. J. Steinberg expands with New Baby, Here I Come!, illus. by John Joven (Aug. 22, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-38723-8), and Yoga, Here I Come!, illus. by Emanuel Wiemans (Nov. 7, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-38725-2), ages 4–6. And Night Before issues The Night Before Kwanzaa by Natasha Wing and Kirsti Jewel, illus. by Amy Wummer (Oct. 17, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-51975-2), ages 4–6.
Hair Love ABCs by Matthew A. Cherry, illus. by Vashti Harrison (Aug. 29, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-69564-7) is an alphabet board book inspired by Hair Love. Ages up to 3.
The Artivist by Nikkolas Smith (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-61965-0) explores how children can combine art and activism in their daily lives. Ages 4–8.
Girls on Wheels by Srividhya Venkat, illus. by Kate Wadsworth (Aug. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52928-7). Inspired by the skateboarding revolution in India, this tale follows three friends who support one another through the ups and downs of learning the sport. Ages 4–8.
Zora, the Story Keeper by Ebony Joy Wilkins, illus. by Dare Coulter (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-984816-91-7). A Black girl and her aunt celebrate the wonder and magic of their family’s legacy through storytelling. Ages 4–8.
Amil and the After by Veera Hiranandani (Jan. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55506-3). As his family tries to make a home in 1848 India, now independent of British rule, half-Muslim, half-Hindu 12-year-old Amil is not sure what home means anymore. Ages 8–12.
Make a Move, Sunny Park! by Jessica Kim (Aug. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55500-1) focuses on friends—how to make them, how to let go of them, and how to be your own BFF. Ages 9–12.
All You Have to Do by Autumn Allen (Aug. 29, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-61904-9) offers a look at what it takes for two young Black men, in timelines 30 years apart, to face struggles with racism and protest and succeed at their elite, predominantly white schools. Ages 12 and up.
Forty Words for Love by Aisha Saeed (Aug. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32646-6). Two teen protagonists grow from friends to something more in the aftermath of a tragedy in their magical town. Ages 12 and up.
Jam, Too? by JaNay Brown-Wood, illus. by Jacqueline Alcántara (Jan. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32376-2), focuses on the thrill of an impromptu jam session and the joy of making music together. Ages 3–6.
What Is Hope? by Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic, illus. by Kelsey Buzzell (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32655-8), reminds readers that hope can be found daily in many aspects of life. Ages 3–6.
A World of Love by Aimee Elizabeth Reid, illus. by Christopher Lyles (Jan. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-3981-2), takes a look at the many unusual ways that animal parents shower their young with love. Ages 3–6.
Dear Stray by Kirsten Hubbard, illus. by Susan Gal (Sept. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11000-3). A prickly kitten and the child who adopts it revel in being kindred spirits while they both learn how to live with their wild side. Ages 3–7.
The Power of Yeti by Rebecca Van Slyke, illus. by G. Brian Karas (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16958-8). When a boy can’t keep up with the other kids, his new friend Yeti reveals a trick that makes all the difference. Ages 3–7.
Mazie’s Amazing Machines by Sheryl Haft, illus. by Jeremy Holmes (Sept. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-399-54786-7). As Mazie builds all sorts of inventions to solve household problems, kids will see how simple machines work. Ages 4–8.
Santa’s Gotta Go! by Derrick Barnes, illus. by Courtney Lovett (Oct. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-53043-6). When Santa’s sleigh breaks down in Monte and Mabel’s yard, they invite him to stay with the family while he waits for spare parts to be delivered. Ages 4–8.
Remember Us by Jacqueline Woodson (Oct. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-399-54546-7) delves into life’s burning questions about time and memory and what we take with us into the future. Ages 10–14.
Warrior Girl by Carmen Tafolla (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35471-1). This novel in verse centers the joys and struggles of a Chicana girl who is a warrior for her name, her history, and her right to choose what she celebrates in life. Ages 10–14.
We Built This City by Cat Patrick (Sept. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46216-4) Thirteen-year-old Stevie learns to speak up, take up space, and to be herself during her sign language performance troupe’s long-awaited annual cross-country tour in the summer of 1985. Ages 10–14.
The Invocations by Krystal Sutherland (Jan. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-53226-3). In this paranormal thriller, both men and demons lurk in shadows and girls refuse to go quietly into the night. Ages 12 and up.
Thieves’ Gambit by Kayvion Lewis (Sept. 26, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-62536-1). A cutthroat competition brings together the world’s best thieves, including one who’s playing for her mother’s life. Ages 12 and up.
True True by Don P. Hooper (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46210-2). A Black teen from Brooklyn struggles to fit in at his almost entirely white Manhattan prep school, resulting in a fight and a plan for vengeance. Ages 12 and up.
Just One More Sleep by Jamie Lee Curtis, illus. by Laura Cornell (Jan. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52704-7), explains why waiting can be wonderful—and can give you a reason to cheer all year round, from New Year’s Day to Kwanzaa, and all the holidays in between. Ages 3–7.
Lola’s Heart by Alexandra Boiger (Aug. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16590-0) is a wordless picture book about the power of love to overcome fear. Ages 4–8.
Ra Pu Zel and the Stinky Tofu by Ying Chang Compestine, illus. by Crystal Kung (Jan. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-53305-5), is a feminist retelling of “Rapunzel” with a Chinese-cuisine twist. Ages 5–8.
Different Kinds of Minds: A Guide to Your Brain by Temple Grandin (Oct. 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35287-8) explores various types of thinkers, and how all kinds of minds need to work together to solve real-world problems. Ages 8–12.
Rewind by Lisa Graff (Aug. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-3862-4)
follows 12-year-old McKinley who finds herself in 1993 and must make a big change before she can return to the present. Ages 8–12.
The Startup Squad: You’re the Boss! by Brian Weisfeld and Bonnie Bader (Oct. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52836-5). This kids’ guide to entrepreneurship offers ideas and strategies for starting one’s own business. Ages 8–12.
We Gather Together (Young Readers Edition): Stories of Thanksgiving from Then to Now by Denise Kiernan (Sept. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40438-6) shares the true story of how Thanksgiving became a national holiday and explores what gratitude means to society. Ages 8–12.
Rosie Frost and the Falcon Queen by Geri Halliwell-Horner (Oct. 3, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-62334-3). In this novel by former Spice Girl Halliwell-Horner, suddenly orphaned and alone, 13-year-old musician Rosie is sent to the mysterious Bloodstone Island, where she navigates a school for extraordinary teens, and finds strength in girl power. Ages 10 and up.
Begin Again: The Story of How We Got Here and Where We Might Go by Oliver Jeffers (Oct. 3, $26.99, ISBN 978-0-593-62155-4). Jeffers offers a brief history of humanity, reviews our current position, and challenges readers to envision where we go from here. All ages.
The Crayons by Drew Daywalt, illus. by Oliver Jeffers, serves up Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Crayons (Jan. 2, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-62433-3), ages 4–8. Save The..., with introductions by Chelsea Clinton, ramps up with Koalas by Anita Sanchez (Sept. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-62263-6; $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-62264-3) and Rhinoceroses by Sarah L. Thomson (Sept. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-62266-7; $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-62267-4), ages 6–9. New She Persisted volumes featuring introductions by Clinton and illustrations by Alexandra Boiger and Gillian Flint include Deb Haaland by Laurel Goodluck (Oct. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-62069-4; $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-62070-0), Opal Lee by Shelia P. Moses (Dec. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-62350-3), and Pura Belpré by Meg Medina with Marilisa Jiménez García (Sept. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52909-6; $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-62061-8), ages 6–9. And Airi Sano, Prankmaster General by Zoe Tokushige, illus. by Jennifer Naalchigar, rolls on with Public Enemy Number One (Sept. 19, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46581-3), ages 8–12.
I Don’t Want to Read This Book Aloud by Max Greenfield, illus. by Mike Lowery (Sept. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-61658-1), humorously focuses on the horrors of reading aloud. Ages 4–8.
The Adventures of Invisible Boy by Doogie Horner (Jan. 30, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-593-53264-5). In this debut middle grade graphic novel, a boy realizes his superhero fantasies when he is accidentally turned invisible by a mishap at a school science fair. Ages 8–12.
American Wings: Chicago’s Pioneering Black Aviators and the Race for Equality in the Sky by Sherri L. Smith and Elizabeth Wein (Jan. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32398-4) brings to light a hidden history of pioneering Black men and women who battled powerful odds for an equal share of the sky. Ages 12 and up.
Bittersweet in the Hollow by Kate Pearsall (Oct. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-53102-0). Four sisters with unusual talents investigate a mysterious disappearance in their secluded Appalachian town. Ages 12 and up.
Suddenly a Murder by Lauren Muñoz (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-61753-3). Seven friends throw a 1920s–themed party, where it’s all pretend—until one of them is murdered. Ages 12 and up.
The Last Girls Standing by Jennifer Dugan (Aug. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-53207-2). In this queer psychological thriller, the two surviving counselors of a summer camp massacre search to uncover the truth of what happened that fateful night. Ages 13 and up.
Check & Mate by Ali Hazelwood (Nov. 7, $14 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-61991-9). Opportunity knocks and sparks fly when former chess whiz Mallory begrudgingly agrees to play in one last charity tournament and inadvertently wipes the board with the current world champion and reigning Bad Boy of chess. Ages 14 and up.
The Gingerbread Man Is Loose Graphic Novels by Laura Murray gains Class Pet on the Loose (Jan. 2, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-593-53244-7) and Buttons on the Loose (Jan. 2, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-53239-3), ages 5–7. Make Way for Fenway! by Victoria J .Coe, illus. by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff, races along with Fenway and the Great Escape (Oct. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40700-4), ages 5–8. Oona Bramblegoop’s Sideways Magic by Kate Korsh debuts with Oona’s Sideways Magic (Jan. 2, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-53363-5), ages 7–10. New to Monsterious by Matt McMann are The Beast of Skull Rock (Jan. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-53078-8) and Terror in Shadow Canyon (Aug. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-53075-7), ages 8–12. Penny Draws by Sara Shepard welcomes Penny Draws a School Play (Sept. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-61680-2), ages 8–12. Beasts of Prey by Ayana Gray closes out with Beasts of War (Jan. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40574-1), ages 12 and up. And the concluding volume of The Beautiful Quartet by Renée Ahdieh is The Ruined (Dec. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-984812-64-3), ages 12 and up.
Good Things by Maryah Greene, illus. by Alleanna Harris (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40364-8). When Malcolm’s father dies, he pays homage to his dad’s life through loving and tending the plants Pops left behind. Ages 4–8.
Cowgirls and Dinosaurs: Big Trouble in Little Spittle by Lucie Ebrey (Sept. 5, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11514-5). This Western-inspired graphic novel focuses on an aspiring detective and her pet dinosaur who reluctantly team up with the daughter of the sheriff to save their town from the Bandit Queen and dinomajik. Ages 8–12.
Lost Time by Tas Mukanik (Oct. 3, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32703-6). A girl gets trapped 65 million years in the past and must learn to survive with only her wits and the pterosaur she befriends. Ages 8–12.
Monkey King and the World of Myths: The Monster and the Maze by Maple Lam (Jan. 2, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52463-3). In this graphic novel series launch, the legendary Monkey King smashes his way through the world of ancient Greek mythology as he tries to save the world from a mysterious new threat. Ages 8–12.
Billion Dollar Girl by Megan Shull (Sept. 12, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-52459-6). For struggling runaway 13-year River, a case of mistaken identity leads to newfound safety and a life-changing lucky break. Ages 10–14.
Hellaween by Moss Lawton (Aug. 8, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52429-9). An aspiring witch and her two best friends try to have a fun-filled Halloween while also dealing with a pair of neighborhood do-gooders hell-bent on vanquishing evil. Ages 10–14.
The Glass Scientists, Vol. 1 by S.H. Cotugno (Oct. 3, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52442-8) brings a beloved webcomic about buried secrets, mad science, and misunderstood monsters to print. Ages 12 and up.
Thin Air by Kellie M. Parker (Oct. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52600-2). A flight to Paris filled with teens competing for a cash prize turns deadly. Ages 12 and up.
House of Marionne by J. Elle (Aug. 29, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52770-2) is a contemporary YA romantic fantasy series opener about a glamorous world of social elites, forbidden love, and a dark magic that could destroy it all. Ages 14 and up.
Kitty Quest by Phil Corbett purrs along with Sinister Sister (Jan. 16, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-593-61984-1), ages 7–10. Doom’s Day Camp by Joshua Hauke adds The Story Eater (Oct. 31, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20540-2), ages 8–12. PAWS by Nathan Fairbairn picks up Priya Puts Herself First (Oct. 17, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35196-3), ages 8–12. And The Devouring Wolf by Natalie C. Parker serves up The Nameless Witch (Aug. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20398-9), ages 9–12.
Penguin/ Rise X Penguin Workshop
You Broke It! by Liana Finck (Jan. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-66040-9) offers a validating twist on parent-child dynamics. Ages 3–5.
When Moon Became the Moon by Rob Hodgson (Aug. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52362-9). Moon guides readers through her origin and her purpose in this humorous nonfiction picture book. Ages 4–7.
This Is Music by Rekha S. Rajan, illus. by Tania Yakunova, gains Voice (Oct. 24, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-38706-1), ages 1–3. Joining My Living World by Aida Salazar, illus. by Caribay M. Benavides, is When Moon Blooms (Nov. 14, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-65918-2), ages 2–4. New Who Was? Board Book titles are Who Was Shirley Chisholm? by Lisbeth Kaiser, illus. by Geraldine Sy (Dec. 26, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-52094-9), and Who Is Malala Yousafzai? by Kaiser, illus. by Risa Rodil (Aug. 15, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-52090-1), ages 2–4. And First Conversations grows with Goodbye: A First Conversation About Grief by Megan Madison and Jessica Ralli, illus. by Isabel Roxas (Nov. 7, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-52098-7), ages 2–5.
Lawrence & Sophia by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Brian Cronin (Aug. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-61830-1). This story of a boy and a bird focuses on venturing out of your comfort zone and overcoming anxiety to help a friend. Ages 4–8.
Are You Mad at Me? by Tyler Feder and Cody Feder (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-61566-9). Opal the ostrich pushes past her anxiety to take on a big responsibility at her family’s annual party. Ages 5–8.
The Dreamatics by Michelle Cuevas (Sept. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-53222-5). A fantastical theatre and its troupe perform a girl’s dreams, until nightmares take over. Ages 8–12.
The Do More Club by Dana Kramaroff (Aug. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-53287-4). In the wake of an antisemitic attack on his middle school, a Jewish boy bravely stands up and starts a Do More club to spread kindness. Ages 10–14.
The Night Fox by Ashley Wilda (Oct. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-61892-9) tells the story of a girl confronting heartbreak while at a mysterious recovery program in the wilderness. Ages 12 and up.
Ordinary People Change the World by Brad Meltzer, illus. by Christopher Eliopoulos, issues I Am Helen Keller (Aug. 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-61920-9), I Am Mister Rogers (Oct. 31, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-53330-7), and I Am Jackie Robinson (Aug. 1, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-61919-3), ages 5–9.
Latke’s First Hanukkah by Alan Silberberg (Oct. 10, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-62316-9). Latke and his zany friends have an eight-night-long party in this introduction to Hanukkah. Ages up to 3.
These Olive Trees by Aya Ghanameh (Aug. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52518-0) focuses on a Palestinian family’s ties to the land, and how one girl finds a way to care for her home, even as she says goodbye. Ages 3–5.
Our Italian Christmas Eve by Danielle Sedita and Francesco Sedita, illus. by Luciano Lozano (Oct. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-62186-8). Two siblings celebrate an Italian holiday feast with their large family and start a new tradition. Ages 3–7.
Dear Unicorn by Josh Funk, illus. by Charles Santoso (Sept. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20694-2). Two pen pals receive the shock of a lifetime in this humorous ode to friendship, art, and keeping an open mind. Ages 4–8.
I’m Trying to Love Germs by Bethany Barton (Nov. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32672-5) dives into the microscopic world of germs with fascinating information and lots of humor. Ages 4–8.
Just Because by Matthew McConaughey, illus. by Renée Kurilla (Sept. 12, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-62203-2) is an irreverent collection of life lessons celebrating how we are all full of possibility. Ages 4–8.
My Block Looks Like by Janelle Harper, illus. by Frank Morrison (Jan. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52630-9), recognizes the beauty of the bodegas, subways, and playgrounds that characterize everyday life in the Bronx and pays homage to the ways that its residents have shaped pop culture. Ages 4–8.
Small-Girl Toni and the Quest for Gold by Giselle Anatol, illus. by Raissa Figueroa (Dec. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40486-7). A girl realizes that her stories are more precious than gold in this tale inspired by the life and work of author Toni Morrison. Ages 4–8.
Something, Someday by Amanda Gorman, illus. by Christian Robinson (Sept. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20325-5), reveals how even the smallest gesture can have a lasting impact. Ages 4–8.
Extra Normal by Kate Alice Marshall (Aug. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52645-3). Charlie, the only person in her family without superpowers, is on high alert when new neighbors who are too nice and too normal move in while her parents are away. Ages 8–12.
Sparkle by Lakita Wilson (Oct. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46575-2). Diagnosed with alopecia, 12-year-old aspiring superstar Sparkle navigates family, friends, and her own self-esteem with the added challenge of losing her hair. Ages 8–12.
This Boy: The Early Lives of John Lennon and Paul McCartney by Ilene Cooper (Aug. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47585-5) offers an inside look at the early lives of these music legends. Ages 8–12.
West of the Sea by Stephanie Willing (Aug. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46557-8). When Haven’s mother disappears from their small Texas town, the search for her leads paleontology-loving Haven to monstrous family secrets involving fossils, Celtic mythology, and cryptozoology. Ages 8–12.
Wonka by Roald Dahl, adapted by Sibéal Pounder (Dec. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52868-6). This tie-in to the forthcoming feature film tells the origin story of iconic character Willy Wonka. Ages 8–12.
Just Don’t Fall by Josh Sundquist (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-62199-8), adapted from the author’s adult memoir, is a humorous chronicle of his battle with childhood cancer and how he worked his way to making the U.S. paralympic ski team. Ages 9–12.
Facing the Mountain: A True Story of Japanese American Patriots in World War II by Daniel James Brown (Nov. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46566-0) shines a light on the true story, adapted for young readers, of three brave Japanese American soldiers who fought for the U.S. during World War II while facing discrimination at home. Ages 10–14.
The Narrow by Kate Alice Marshall (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40514-7). A ghost haunting her boarding school uncovers a teen girl’s best-kept secrets. Ages 12 and up.
Strange Unearthly Things by Kelly Creagh (Aug. 22, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11608-1) is a romantic paranormal reimaging of Jane Eyre. Ages 12 and up.
Together We Rot by Skyla Arndt (Aug. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52627-9). A teen looking for the truth about her missing mother forms a reluctant alliance with her former best friend in exchange for hiding him from his cult-leading family. Ages 12 and up.
I Loved You in Another Life by David Arnold (Oct. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52478-7) delivers a poignant love story about two teens whose souls come together time and again through the ages. Ages 14 and up.
If You’ll Have Me by Eunnie (Oct. 17, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40322-8). An unexpected meet-cute brings together introverted Momo and lone-wolf flirt PG in this graphic-novel queer romance set on a college campus. Ages 14 and up.
Nightbreaker by Coco Ma (Sept. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-62146-2). New York prep school student Rei secretly hunts Deathlings, the deadly creatures that have prowled Manhattan’s subway tunnels and blood-soaked streets since the Vanishing. Ages 14 and up.
Not Dead Enough by Tyffany D. Neiheiser (Jan. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20554-9) offers a candid look at trauma via the story of a girl who is being haunted and stalked by her definitely dead ex-boyfriend. Ages 14 and up.
Up in Flames by Hailey Alcaraz (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52554-8). When the California wildfires cause her privileged world to go up in flames, Ruby must struggle to find the grit and compassion to help her family and those less fortunate to rise from the ashes. Ages 14 and up.
Your Lonely Nights Are Over by Adam Sass (Sept. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52658-3). Two gay teen BFFs find their friendship tested when a serial killer starts targeting their school’s Queer Club. Ages 14 and up.
Red Truck and Friends by Kersten Hamilton, illus. by Valeria Petrone, revs up with Merry Christmas, Red Truck (Oct. 10, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-52842-6), ages up to 2. Corduroy takes center stage in Happy Valentine’s Day, Corduroy! by Jody Wheeler, created by Don Freeman (Dec. 19, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-46621-6), ages up to 3. Llama Llama grows with Llama Llama Opposites by Anna Dewdney, illus. by JT Morrow (Oct. 17, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-46515-8), ages up to 3, and Llama Llama’s Little Lie by Dewdney and Reed Duncan, illus. by Morrow (Aug. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35248-9), ages 2–5. You Are the Light expands with Little Bear by Lisa Edwards, illus. by Kat Kalindi (Nov. 21, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-46524-0), ages 1–3.
Your Pal Fred by Michael Rex ramps up with Low Power (Aug. 15, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20635-5), ages 7–10. The latest Last Kids on Earth title by Max Brallier, illus. by Douglas Holgate, is The Last Kids on Earth and the Monster Dimension (Nov. 7, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-40525-3), ages 8–12. Skyriders by Polly Holyoke soars along with The Sky King (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46444-1; $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-46443-4), ages 8–12. Thieves of Shadow by Kevin Sands concludes with Champions of the Fox (Nov. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-62095-3), ages 8–12. Ranger’s Apprentice: The Royal Ranger by John Flanagan picks up Arazan’s Wolves (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46384-0), ages 10 and up.
Hopping into the Peter Rabbit series by Beatrix Potter are Merry Christmas, Peter! A Lift-the-Flap Book (Oct. 3, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-241-63468-4) ages 1–3; and I Love You, Little One (Dec. 26, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-241-61038-1), ages 3–7. The latest Spot titles by Eric Hill are Find Spot at Christmas (Oct. 3, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-241-61034-3) and Spot’s First Easter (Jan. 16, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-241-65804-8), ages 1–3.
Penguin/World of Eric Carle
New World of Eric Carle titles by Eric Carle include A Day in the Snow with the Very Hungry Caterpillar: A Tabbed Board Book (Oct. 3, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-65912-0), The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s First 100 Words/Primeras 100 palabras: A Spanish-English Bilingual Book (Sept. 12, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-66130-7), and The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Peekaboo Easter (Jan. 16, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-75017-9), ages up to 3; and The Very Hungry Caterpillar at the Bakeshop: A Peek-Through Book with Raised Pieces (Nov. 7, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-66115-4) and The Very Hungry Caterpillar Loves YOU! (Dec. 26, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-66105-5), ages 1–3.
My Art Book of Adventure by Shana Gozansky (Sept. 27, $18.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-83866-699-6). Thirty-five full-page artworks from a variety of periods depict life’s many adventures. Ages 2–4.
Our Underwater World: A First Dive into Oceans, Lakes, and Rivers by Sue Lowell Gallion, illus. by Lisk Feng (Sept. 13, $19.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-83866-700-9), explores our planet’s underwater ecosystems. Ages 2–5.
The Story of Pasta... and How to Cook It! by Steven Guarnaccia, with recipes by Heather Thomas (Oct. 18, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-83866-721-4) introduces the story behind 35 pasta shapes, and includes an Italian-inspired recipe specially suited to each shape. Ages 7–11.
Superpowered Animals: Meet 22 Creatures with Amazing Abilities by Soledad Romero, illus. by Sonia Pulido (Oct. 18, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-83866-722-1). Inspired by books of world records, this volume includes facts about the abilities, habitats, and predators of 22 species of animals. Ages 7–11.
Phoenix International/ PI Kids
Baby Einstein sails on with Ocean Explorers: Discover the Ocean Touch & Feel (Sept. 19, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6987-8), ages 2–3. DreamWorks Gabby’s Dollhouse grows with First Look and Find (Nov. 7, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6880-2), ages 2–3. Disney Baby greets Christmas in the Air Scratch & Sniff Sound Book (Sept. 5, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6740-9), ages 3–6. Disney Mickey and Friends welcomes Sound Storybook Treasury (Aug. 1, $29.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6739-3), ages 3–6. Tie-ins to the forthcoming Disney film Wish include Little Sound Book (Oct. 10, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-7067-6), ages 3–6. Nickelodeon Paw Patrol adds To the Rescue! Al Rescate! English and Spanish Sound Book (Oct. 17, $15.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6978-6), ages 3–6; and Pups to the Lookout! Look and Find (Oct. 3, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-6982-3), ages 4–8. New to Sesame Street are Play Day Fun! Sound Book (Dec. 5, $17.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6879-6) and The Nutcracker Starring Elmo and Tango Sound Book (Sept. 5, $15.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6913-7), ages 3–6. Joining Disney Frozen is Look and Find (Sept. 19, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5198-9), ages 4–8. Marvel Spider-Man slings along with Look and Find (Sept. 19, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-7001-0), ages 4–8. And World of Eric Carle gains Sound Storybook Treasury (Oct. 3, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-6873-4), ages 4–8.
Phoenix International/Sequoia Kids
Titles in Spanish
Bolitas de masa (Little Dumplings) by Susan Rich Brooke, illus. by Bonnie Pang (Aug. 1, $22.99, ISBN 979-8-7654-0137-8), ages 4–8; Este libro está de cabeza (This Book Is Upside Down) by Erin Rose Wage, illus. by Simona Ceccarelli (Aug. 1, $22.99, ISBN 979-8-7654-0135-4), ages 4–8; and Los unicornios tienen malos modales (Unicorns Have Bad Manners) by Rachel Halpern, illus. by Wendy Tan Shiau Wei (Aug. 1, $22.99, ISBN 979-8-7654-0136-1), ages 4–8.
New Do I Have To...? titles include Do I Have to Chew with My Mouth Closed?, illus. by Hannah Wood (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 979-8-7654-0201-6), and Do I Have to Clean Up? (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 979-8-7654-0198-9) and Do I Have to Help?, illus. by Agnieszka Jatkowska (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 979-8-7654-0195-8), ages 3–7. Look and Find reveals Britannica Books: Animals All Around (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 979-8-7654-0163-7), Disney Frozen: Where’s Olaf? (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 979-8-7654-0168-2), and Disney Mickey & Friends: Look and Find (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 979-8-7654-0169-9), ages 4–8. New Active Minds titles include Kids Ask About: Horses by Dennis Shaely, illus. by Stephen Schreiber (Aug. 1, $20.99, ISBN 979-8-7654-0179-8), Kids Ask About: Butterfly by Darlene Freeman, illus. by Mike Maydak (Aug. 1, $20.99, ISBN 979-8-7654-0171-2), and Kids Ask About: Farm Animals by Joanna Jarc Robinson, illus. by Cindy Kiernicki (Aug. 1, $20.99, ISBN 979-8-7654-0175-0), ages 7–10.
The Sheep Who Wouldn’t Sleep by Susan Rich Brooke, illus. by Dean Gray (Sept. 5, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-7097-3), teaches self-soothing and mindfulness. Ages 4–8.
It’s Her Story expands with Sacajawea: A Graphic Novel by Randy’L He-Dow Teton, illus. by Aly McKnight (Oct. 3, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-6579-5), ages 7–10.
Drag and Rex 1: Forever Friends by Susan Lubner, illus. by Blythe Russo (Nov. 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-115-5), follows the adventures of a dragon and a T. rex who are best pals. Ages 6–8.
Bella and the Vampire (Aug. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-167-4) and The Were-Woof (Aug. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-170-4) by Erin Dionne, illus. by Jennifer Harney, launch the Shiver-By-the-Sea series spotlighting the exploits of new-girl-in-town Bella Gossi helping her community and neighbors, some of whom are monsters. Ages 7–9.
The Winterton Deception 1: Final Word by Janet Sumner Johnson (Oct. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-196-4). In this series kickoff, twins Hope and Gordon enter a spelling bee to save their family from financial ruin, and find themselves in a cutthroat competition to uncover a fortune and dark secrets about the wealthy relations they’ve never known. Ages 8–12.
Plotting the Stars by Michelle A. Barry picks up Seagarden (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-129-2), ages 10 and up. Black Sand Beach by Richard Fairgray rolls on with Where Do Monsters Come From? (Oct. 10, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-094-3), ages 8–12. And The Curious League of Detectives and Thieves by Tom Phillips picks up S.O.S. (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-108-7), ages 8–12.
Challah! by Varda Livney (Oct. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 979-89-86048-02-4) introduces Louis, a Shabbat-loving baby bunny whose first—and only—word is “CHALLAH!” Ages up to 5.
How Cats Say I Love You by Guy Brown, illus. by Davide Ortu (Sept. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-951995-13-3). Readers learn to recognize and care for their cat’s emotions while thinking about healthy ways to express their own feelings. Ages 2–7.
Quarto/Becker & Mayer
Farty Pants: A Stinky Book of Monsters by Eric Geron, illus. by Dean Gray (Sept. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7603-8518-0), features facts about flatulence combining science and humor—and fart sounds triggered by hidden buttons. Ages 6–12.
Croc-a-Doodle-Doo! by Huw Lewis Jones, illus. by Sebastien Braun (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-8281-0). In this riff on the “Old MacDonald” song, a cheeky crocodile arrives at the farm looking for a snack. Ages 4–6.
Wee Gallery Peekaboo Cloth Books introduces Surya Sajnani’s Peekaboo Jungle (Sept. 5, $18.95 board book, ISBN 978-0-7112-7532-4) and Peekaboo Pets (Sept. 5, $18.95 board book, ISBN 978-0-7112-7536-2), ages up to 3. Adventures of Evie and Juno continues with Explore the Rainforest (Aug. 1, $13.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7112-7904-9) and Explore Under the Earth (Aug. 1, $13.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7112-7902-5) by Carly Madden, illus. by Neil Clark, ages 2–5. Monsters Everywhere celebrates with Monsters at Christmas by Laura Baker, illus. by Nina Dzyvulska (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7672-7), ages 3–6. And Step Back in Time transports kids on a Time Travel Sleepover: Ancient Egypt: Eat, Sleep and Party Like an Ancient Egyptian! by Timothy Knapman, illus. by Matt Robertson (Aug. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-8140-0), ages 6–8.
Little Tree and the Wood Wide Web by Lucy Brownridge, illus. by Hannah Abbo (Sept. 5, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-8487-6). In this story, trees communicate via underground networks of fungal threads knows as “the wood wide web,” through which a lonely sapling unable to reach light or water requests and receives help. Ages 3–7.
Happy Stories for Animal Lovers by Leisa Stewart-Sharpe (Oct. 3, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-8585-9) collects nonfiction tales of animal conservation successes. Ages 5–8.
Incredible Hotel by Kate Davies, illus. by Isabelle Follath (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-8791-4), tells of a hotel and those who stay and work there, including Stefan, the kitchen porter who aspires to be a chef. Ages 3–5.
Flooded by Mariajo Ilustrajo (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7678-9). Animals live in a city that is slowly flooding in this tale delivering messages about climate change and community. Ages 3–6.
One Little Word by Joseph Coelho, illus. by Allison Colpoys (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7911-7).
In this story by the U.K. Children’s Laureate, a hairy argument splits up two best friends and grows bigger and bigger until the kids learn how to eradicate it (with an apology). Ages 3–6.
Kid Christmas: Of the Claus Brothers Toy Shop by David Litchfield (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-8743-3). Nicky Claus, who works with his uncles in a magic toy shop, has a brilliant idea when he notices a child who can’t afford a toy. Ages 4–7.
An Unexpected Thing by Ashling Lindsay (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7488-4). A boy who is afraid of everything stars in this story about facing fears and learning that the world isn’t such a bad place if you’re ready to explore. Ages 4–7.
A World Full of Winter Stories by Angela McAllister, illus. by Olga Baumert (Oct. 10, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7792-2), compiles 50 seasonal folktales from around the world. Ages 5–8.
The Cat Family steps out in Cat Family at the Museum by Lucy Brownridge, illus. by Eunyoung Seo (Oct. 3, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-8328-2), ages 3–6. Little People, BIG Dreams welcomes four titles by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara: Jürgen Klopp, illus. by Beatriz Castro (Nov. 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-8919-2); Mozart, illus. by Lia Visirin (Oct. 3, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-8553-8); Princess Diana, illus. by Archita Khosla (Sept. 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-8307-7); and Steve Irwin, illus. by Sonny Ross (Oct. 17, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-8565-1), ages 4–7. Once Upon... picks up Once upon a Witch’s Broom by Beatrice Blue (Aug. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-8827-0), ages 4–7. Story Of... continues with The Story of Conservation: A First Book About Protecting Nature by Catherine Barr, illus. by Amy Husband and Steve Williams (Aug. 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7805-9), ages 5–8. The Planets by Jessica Courtney Tickle (Nov. 7, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-8916-1) joins The Story Orchestra, ages 5–8. And Folklore Field Guides offers A Natural History of Magical Beasts by Emily Hawkins, illus. by Jessica Roux (Sept. 5, $30, ISBN 978-0-7112-7882-0), ages 6–10.
Saturday AM Tanks/Hammer adds Stud vs. the Jungle King by Jey Odin (Nov. 7, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7603-8248-6), ages 10–14. Saturday AM Tanks/Titan King introduces The Flame Princess by Tony Dawkins (Sept. 12, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7603-8246-2), ages 10–14. Saturday AM/Annual presents Saturday AM Annual 2024: A Celebration of Original Diverse Manga-Inspired Short Stories from Around the World (Oct. 3, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7603-8252-3), ages 13–up. Saturday AM Tanks/Apple Black offers Holy Spectre by Odunze Oguguo and Whyt Manga (Nov. 7, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7603-8250-9), ages 13–up. Saturday AM Tanks/Soul Beat debuts with The Payback by Morganne Walker (Oct. 3, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7603-8255-4), ages 13–up. And Saturday AM Tanks/Oblivion Rouge picks up Deeper Than Blood by Pap Souleye Fall (Aug. 1, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7603-8238-7), ages 16–up.
Quarto/Walter Foster Jr.
Letters to My Darling Daughter: Dear Daughter, This Is My Love Letter to You... by Sugar Snap Studio (Oct. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7603-8521-0). Illustrated letters from parents to daughters contain advice and life lessons that aim to empower, encourage, and inspire the next generation of women. Ages 3–4.
Learn to Paint presents Painting with Bob Ross for Kids (Oct. 17, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7603-8531-9), ages 6–8.
The Lucky Red Envelope: A Lift-the-Flap Lunar New Year Celebration by Vikki Zhang (Nov. 14, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-8592-7). A family counts down to and celebrates the holiday in this book with 144 flaps. Ages 3–7.
Poetry Prompts: 40 Ways to Start a Poem by Joseph Coelho, illus. by Georgie Birkett et al. (Oct. 10, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-8512-5), sets out to help children find their voices, discover how to write poems, and read them out loud. Ages 7–9.
Secret Stories of Nature: A Field Guide to Uncover Our Planet’s Past by Saskia Gwinn, illus. by Vasilisa Romanenko (Oct. 3, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-8036-6). This compendium of nature facts relays the stories and secrets of Earth’s past. Ages 7–10.
Welcome to the Mysteryverse: A World of Unsolved Wonders by Clive Gifford, illus. by Good Wives and Warriors (Oct. 3, $30, ISBN 978-0-7112-8049-6), delves into unanswered questions and paradoxes surrounding such topics as people, Earth, nature, and space. Ages 7–10.
A Miscellany of Mischief and Magic: Discover History’s Best Hoaxes, Hijinks, Tricks and Illusions by Tom Adams, illus. by Jasmine Floyd (Sept. 5, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-8059-5), explores the world of deception and trickery and describes history’s most notorious hoaxes, pranks, and cons. Ages 7–11.
Legends of Norse Mythology: Enter a World of Gods, Giants, Monsters and Heroes by Tom Birkett, illus. by Isabella Mazzanti (Oct. 3, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6079-5). This compilation of more than 30 profiles of Norse figures includes their defining attributes, a new retelling of their stories, and more facts and details. Ages 8–10.
Hear Our Voices: A Powerful Retelling of the British Empire Through 20 True Stories by Radhika Natarajan and Chao Tayiana, illus. by Alexander Mostov (Sept. 5, $24, ISBN 978-0-7112-6695-7), relays the story of this expansive empire from the perspectives of 20 people who lived through it. Ages 9–12.
Illumi: See 3 Images in 1 adds Illuminoceans: Dive Deep into the Ocean with Your Magic Three-Colour Lens by Barbara Taylor, illus. by Carnovsk (Oct. 3, $30, ISBN 978-0-7112-8063-2), ages 5–10. Nature’s Folklore issues Lore of the Stars: Folklore and Wisdom from the Skies Above by Claire Cock-Starkey, illus. by Hannah Bess Ross (Oct. 3, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-8201-8), ages 6–12. Only in New York by Heather Alexander, illus. by Joseph Moffat-Peña (Sept. 5, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-8143-1), joins The 50 States, ages 7–11. Spin to Survive continues with Pirate Peril by Emily Hawkins, illus. by R. Fresson (Sept. 5, $29.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-8165-3), ages 8–12. Lost Atlases seeks out An Atlas of Afterlives: Discover Underworlds, Otherworlds and Heavenly Realms by Emily Hawkins, illus. by Manasawee Rojanaphan (Sept. 5, $30, ISBN 978-0-7112-8086-1), ages 9–12. And Supernatural Sourcebook gains Secrets of the Vampire by Julie Légère and Elsa Whyte, illus. by Laura Pérez (Aug. 8, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-8507-1), ages 9–14.
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Bad Hair Day by John Phllips (Oct. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-9016-7). What happens when a guinea pig tries to deal with his bad-hair day? Ages 3–6.
Let’s Play: Children’s Games from Around the World by Nancy Dickmann, illus. by Monica Andino (Sept. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-8376-3). This guide to a global selection of popular kids’ games gives readers insight into traditions of various countries and cultures. Ages 5–8.
Daytime and Nighttime: Explore the Earth’s Habitats During the Day and Night by Michael Bright, illus. by Nic Jones (Sept. 26, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-7112-8352-7). Featuring a flip-book format, this volume allows kids to compare 12 iconic habitats by day and night. Ages 7–11.
The Book of Time by Clive Gifford, illus. by Teo Georgiev (Aug. 29, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7957-5), compiles questions, answers, and theories about time and uses it as a lens to explore such phenomena as space, dinosaurs, animals, and the human body. Ages 8–11.
New Really Wild Families titles by Anna Brett are Little Chimpanzee: A Day in the Life of a Baby Chimp, illus. by Rebeca Pintos (Aug. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-8358-9); and Little Whale: A Day in the Life of a Whale Calf, illus. by Carmen Saldana (Aug. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-8355-8), ages 4–7. Lunar New Year by Natasha Yim, illus. by Jingting Wang (Nov. 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-8713-6), joins Celebrations & Festivals, ages 5–7. Look Closer greets The River That Flows Beside Me by Charlotte Guillain, illus. by Jo Empson (Oct. 24, $26, ISBN 978-0-7112-8349-7), ages 5–7. And Amazing Adventures releases Endangered Animals Atlas by Tom Jackson, illus. by Sam Caldwell (Oct. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-8346-6), ages 6–9.
Find Momo issues Let’s Find Yaya and Boo at Home! A Hide-and-Seek Adventure by Andrew Knapp (Aug. 29, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68369-366-6), ages 2–5. And A Totally Factual Field Guide To picks up Chilling with Ghosts: A Totally Factual Field Guide to the Supernatural by Insha Fitzpatrick (Aug. 15, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68369-345-1), ages 8–12.