Dr. Seuss’s Horton Hears a Boo! by Wade Bradford, illus. by Tom Brannon (Aug. 8, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-593-64353-2). In this Halloween adventure, Horton and friends try to overcome their fears and find the source of a spooky sound. Ages 4–8.
Otto the Ornament by Troy Cummings (Sept. 5, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-48120-2) introduces Otto, a snazzy Christmas ornament trying to find the tree on which he can shine the brightest. Ages 4–8.
The Dark Lord’s Daughter by Patricia C. Wrede (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53620-1). An ordinary girl discovers she’s the heir to a dark throne, and must find her place between her life on Earth and her magical inheritance. Ages 8–12.
Forever Twelve by Stacy McAnulty (Oct. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-42962-4). In this series launch, a group of kids at an elite boarding school who call themselves The Evers are searching for the truth about their immortality—and the secret may lie with a girl who is mortal. Ages 8–12.
Project F by Jeanne DuPrau (Oct. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-64380-8). DuPrau’s first novel in 15 years is a post-apocalyptic story set hundreds of years in the future, where modern conveniences are a thing of the past, until a boy enchanted by technology must choose between what’s right for his community and pursuing his dream. Ages 8–12.
Something Like Home by Andrea Beatriz Arango (Sept. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-56618-3). In this novel in verse, a lost dog helps a foster kid find a way home to her family, while becoming family to each other along the way. Ages 10–14.
Sound Book welcomes Richard Scarry’s Sounds of Busytown by Richard Scarry (Sept. 5, $20.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-64576-5), ages up to 3. Where Do... revs up with Where Do Diggers Celebrate Hanukkah? by Brianna Caplan Sayres, illus. by Christian Slade (Sept. 26, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-64670-0), ages up to 3. Afro Unicorns by April Showers, illus. by Anthony Conley, created for children of color to celebrate how magical and unique they are, takes off with The Most Magical Time of the Year! (Oct. 10, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-593-70412-7) ages 3–7. Gonoodle adds Show Us How You Say Hello! (Oct. 10, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-593-64917-6), ages 4–8. A to Z Animal Mysteries by Ron Roy and Kayla Whaley, illus. by Chloe Burgett, grows with Bats in the Castle (Sept. 19, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-48902-4), ages 7–9.
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Tasty: A History of Yummy Experiments by Victoria Grace Elliott (Dec. 5, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-42531-2). A team of whimsical food sprites reveals the history of food experiments from all over the world. Ages 8–12.
Super Magic Boy: I Am a Dinosaur by Jarod Rosello (Oct. 3, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-593-42778-1). Hugo and his best friend Dino transform into dinosaurs and use their imagination to play together. Ages 4–8.
Tig and Lily return in Party Animals by Dan Thompson (Sept. 19, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-593-48631-3), ages 5–8. The Big Adventures of Babymouse by Jennifer L. Holm, illus. by Matthew Holm, gains Besties! (Oct. 3, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-43097-2), ages 7–10. Mr. Lemoncello’s Library adds Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library: The Graphic Novel by Chris Grabenstein, illus. by Douglas Holgate (Nov. 14, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-48486-9), ages 8–12.
Random House Licensing
DC Batman greets A Lot Like Batman by Keith Negley (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38038-3), ages 2–5. PAW Patrol picks up PAW Patrol Movie 2: Hardcover Storybook by Frank Berrios (Sept. 5, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30419-8), ages 3–7. And Trolls delivers Trolls Band Together: The Deluxe Junior Novelization (Oct. 10, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-593-70276-5), ages 7–10.
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The Bees of Notre-Dame by Meghan P. Browne, illus. by E.B. Goodale (Oct. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-37456-6), reveals the story of the honeybee colonies that lived on the roof of Notre-Dame in Paris and survived the devastating 2019 fire. Ages 4–8.
Buffalo Fluffalo by Bess Kalb, illus. by Erin Kraan (Jan. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-56453-0). A sweet and silly buffalo tries to bluff and fluff his way into being bigger than he really is. Ages 4–8.
Harlem at Four by Michael Datcher, illus. by Frank Morrison (Sept. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-42933-4), is a picture book comprising two stories—the first part chronicles the adventures of a four-year-old Black girl named Harlem, while the second part describes the history of Harlem the neighborhood. Ages 4–8.
Stickler Loves the World by Lane Smith (Aug. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-64983-1). Woodland creature Stickler reminds readers to appreciate the everyday wonders we often ignore. Ages 4–8.
The Mona Lisa Vanishes: A Legendary Painter, a Shocking Heist, and the Birth of a Global Celebrity by Nicholas Day, illus. by Brett Helquist (Sept. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-64384-6). This narrative nonfiction account takes a closer look at how da Vinci’s Mona Lisa became the most famous artwork in the world after it was stolen from the Louvre a century ago. Ages 8–12.
The Goblin Twins by Frances Cha, illus. by Jaime Kim (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-48021-2). Doki and Kebi, two 601-year-old goblin trickster brothers from Korea, go on a Halloween adventure in New York City. Ages 3–7.
Nesting Dolls by Vanessa Brantley-Newton (Oct. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-984852-37-3). This tale about colorism explores how one girl’s unique beauty has been growing for generations in her gorgeous Gullah Geechee family. Ages 4–8.
My Father, The Panda Killer by Jamie Jo Hoang (Aug. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-64296-2) is a coming-of-age story told in two alternating voices: a California teenager in 1999 railing against the Vietnamese culture, juxtaposed with her father as an 11-year-old boat person on a traumatic refugee journey from Vietnam to the U.S. in 1975. Ages 14 and up.
What’s Inside issues What’s Inside a Caterpillar Cocoon? by Rachel Ignotofsky (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-17657-3), ages 4–7. Race to the Truth presents Colonization and the Wampanoag Story by Linda Coombs (Sept. 12, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-48043-4), ages 10 and up.
15 Secrets to Survival by Natalie D. Richards (Nov. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-64412-6) follows a group of four classmates forced to navigate the wilderness for an extra credit project with nothing but the pages of a survival handbook—and each other—to save them. Ages 8–12.
What It’s Like to Be a Bird: From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing—What Birds Are Doing, and Why (adapted for young readers) by David Allen Sibley (Oct. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-43018-7) provides a new and deeper understanding of what common, mostly backyard, birds are doing—and why. Ages 8–12.
Win Lose Kill Die by Cynthia Murphy (Dec. 5, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-70547-6). A murderer targets the best and brightest students at Morton Academy. Ages 12 and up.
The Revenge Game by Jordyn Taylor (Nov. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-56364-9). Alyson wonders if her new boyfriend really wants to be with her, or if he’s trying to win The King’s Cup—a competition among the guys at their boarding school to see who has the most sexual prowess. Ages 14 and up.
Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel adds The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Graphic Novel by Michael Scott, illus. by Chris Chalik (Aug. 29, $23.99, ISBN 978-0-593-30467-9), ages 12 and up.
Disney Wish: The Deluxe Junior Novelization (Oct. 10, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-4406-4) tells the story of the forthcoming animated feature film Wish, in which 17-year-old Asha wishes on a star that comes to life. Ages 6–9.
Don’t Trust Cats: Life Lessons from Chip the Dog by Dev Petty, illus. by Mike Boldt (Jan. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-70678-7). Chip the dog shares some hard-won life lessons about cats. Ages 3–7.
J Is for Judy: Classic Hollywood’s Leading Ladies from A to Z by John Robert Allman (Oct. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-56518-6) pays tribute to iconic women of the silver screen from Hollywood’s golden age. Ages 8–12.
Big Golden Book celebrates with Lunar New Year: A Celebration of Family and Fun by Mary Man-Kong, illus. by Michelle Jing Chan (Nov. 7, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-593-64946-6), ages 2–5. Little Golden Book greets Ironheart (Marvel) by Lois Evans, illus. by Jethro Udom (Sept. 5, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-593-65110-0), and Jayylen’s Christmas Wish by Lavaille Lavette, illus. by David Wilkerson (Sept. 12, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-593-56808-8), ages 2–5. And new Little Golden Book Biography titles are The Beatles by Judy Katschke, illus. by Maike Plenzke (Nov. 7, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-593-64512-3), Colin Powell by Frank Berrios, illus. by Kristin Sorra (Jan. 2, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-593-64504-8), and Rita Moreno by Maria Correa, illus. by Maine Diaz (Aug. 28, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-593-64514-7), ages 2–5.
Caught in a Bad Fauxmance by Elle Gonzalez Rose (Dec. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-64579-6). In this queer contemporary rom-com, aspiring artist Devin agrees to fake date a member of a rival family in hopes of gaining enough intel to take down his family’s enemies. Ages 12 and up.
Sinner’s Isle by Angela Montoya (Oct. 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-64333-4) is a dual-POV fantasy romance focused on a powerful witch who will do anything to escape the remote island she’s being held captive on, including blackmailing the infamous pirate who washes up on shore. Ages 12 and up.
Oh, Panda by Cindy Derby (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-56472-1). A panda bear must find the grit within to climb—and overcome—a snowy, slippery mountain. Ages 2–5.
Mama’s Sleeping Scarf by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Nwa Grace-James, illus. by Joelle Avelino (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-53557-8), centers on a girl’s love for her mother’s scarf, and the adventures she shares with it and her whole family. Ages 3–7.
Window Fishing by DK Dyson, illus. by Rudy Gutierrez (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-42901-3). When a child dangles a piece of string with a paper clip tied to the end of it from his window, an artist in the apartment below catches it—and sends it back with a painting of a fish, beginning a game of window-fishing. Ages 4–8.
The Stupendous Switcheroo: New Powers Every 24 Hours by Mary Winn Heider, illus. by Chad Sell (Sept. 12, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-593-42730-9). What would happen if you woke up every single day with a different superpower? Ages 8–12.
Wrecker by Carl Hiaasen (Sept. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-37628-7) is a tale of smugglers, grave robbers, and pooping iguanas set in Florida. Ages 10 and up.
Ryan and Avery by David Levithan (Sept. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-399-55309-7). A blue-haired boy (Ryan) meets a pink-haired boy (Avery) at a queer prom and both feel an inexplicable connection. Ages 12 and up.
Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini continues with Murtagh: The World of Eragon (Nov. 7, $29.99, ISBN 978-0-593-65086-8), ages 12 and up.
Alex Wise vs. the End of the World by Terry J. Benton-Walker (Sept. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-56429-5). A 12-year-old boy leads the charge against the forces of evil as he tries to stop the Four Horsemen from taking over the world. in this start to a fantasy series. Ages 8–12.
Nell of Gumbling: My Extremely Normal Fairy-Tale Life by Emma Steinkellner (Sept. 26, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-593-57066-1) launches a novel-diary hybrid series about a 12-year-old girl living an ordinary life in a magical land. Ages 8–12.
Plan A by Deb Caletti (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-48554-5). A 16-year-old girl’s road trip across the country to get an abortion becomes a transformative journey of vulnerability, strength, and above all, choice. Ages 14 and up.
Heroes of Havensong by Megan Reyes ramps up with The Last Ice Phoenix (Jan. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-48241-4), ages 8–12. And Sir Callie is back in Sir Callie and the Dragon’s Roost by Esme Symes-Smith (Nov. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-48581-1), ages 8–12.
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My Grandfather’s Song by Phung Nguyen Quang and Huynh Thi Kim Lien (Oct. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-48861-4) focuses on a family’s connection to their land, their home, and each other. Ages 4–8.
Bright Red Fruit by Safia Elhillo (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38120-5). This novel-in-verse follows a teenager’s journey into the slam poetry scene and the dangerous new relationship that could threaten all her dreams. Ages 12 and up.
Books of Kindness grows with ABCs of Kindness at Christmas by Patricia Hegarty, illus. by Summer Macon (Sept. 12, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-64771-4), ages up to 3.
MINE! by Candace Fleming, illus. by Eric Rohmann (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-18166-9). A series of forest animals all spot a tasty apple about to fall from a tree… but who will get to eat it? Ages 3–7.
Beautiful Noise: The Music of John Cage by Lisa Rogers, illus. by Il Sung Na (Oct. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-64662-5), introduces the pioneering musician who believed that all noise was beautiful and all sound was music. Ages 4–8.
Cinderella and a Mouse Called Fred by Deborah Hopkinson, illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky (Aug. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-48003-8), retells the classic fairy tale—narrated by the mouse who becomes Cinderella’s coach horse—with an LGBTQ+ twist. Ages 4–8.
Good Books for Bad Children: The Genius of Ursula Nordstrom by Beth Kephart, illus. by Chloe Bristol (Sept. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-37957-8), profiles the legendary editor of beloved books for children, who inspired Maurice Sendak, Margaret Wise Brown, and others. Ages 4–8.
Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Lost Christmas! by Alastair Heim, illus. by Aristides Ruiz (Sept. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-56316-8). The Grinch tries to prove to the residents of Who-ville that he’s embraced the true spirit of Christmas in this sequel created in the style of Seuss’s holiday classic. Ages 5–9.
Beginner Books builds with Bunny with a Big Heart by Marilyn Sadler, illus. by Tim Bowers (Jan. 9, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-48033-5) and Dr. Seuss’s If You Think There’s Nothing to Do by Dr. Seuss (Jan. 2, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-71136-1), ages 3–7.
Dr. Seuss’s Gift Books by Dr. Seuss adds Dr. Seuss’s Who Loves You? (Dec. 5, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-593-64836-0), ages 7 and up.
Dungeons and Drama by Kristy Boyce (Jan. 23, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-64701-1). Two teens with nothing in common are forced to work together at the local game shop, where fake dating hijinks ensue. Ages 12 and up.
Eight Dates and Nights by Betsy Aldredge (Oct. 3, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-71033-3). Hannah and Noah, who each have different ideas of how to spend Hanukkah, team up to save the last Jewish remnant in small-town Texas. Ages 12 and up.
The Homecoming War by Addie Woolridge (Oct. 3, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-56866-8). After two rival high schools merge, their class presidents must join forces to unite the student body. Ages 12 and up.
Be My Valenslime by Kris Tarantino (Dec. 19, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-593-57945-9). A sweet little monster really wants to celebrate a not-so-monstery holiday: Valentine’s Day. Ages 3–7.
Holy Night and Little Star: A Story for Christmas by Mitali Perkins, illus. by Khoa Le (Sept. 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-57804-9), is a retelling of the Christmas story. Ages 3–7.
One Perfect Plan: The Bible’s Big Story in Tiny Poems by Nancy Tupper Ling, illus. by Alina Chau (Oct. 17, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-593-57939-8). introduces young readers to retellings of biblical tales through poems—each three to six lines long. Ages 3–7.
Beneath the Swirling Sky by Carolyn Leiloglou, illus. by Vivienne To (Sept. 12, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-593-57952-7). When his sister Lili disappears into one of the world’s most famous artworks, Vincent learns their family is the last of the Restorationists, a secret society with the power to travel through paintings—and a duty to protect them from evil forces. Ages 8–12.
Once a Queen: A Novel by Sarah Arthur (Jan. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-19445-4). Fourteen-year-old American Eva discovers that her estranged English grandmother was once a queen in another world. Ages 12 and up.
Wingfeather Saga welcomes A Ranger’s Guide to Glipwood Forest by Andrew Peterson, illus. by Aedan Peterson (Nov. 7, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-593-58108-7), ages 8–12.
Frankinschool: Monster Match by Caryn Rivadeneira, illus. by Dani Jones (Aug. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-643712-41-3), kicks off a series about a boy who turns into Frankenstein’s monster after his creative writing assignment comes to life. Ages 7–10.
Red Chair/One Elm
Emma Just Medium: The Beach Dilemma by Laura Wiltse Prior, illus. by Marta Kissi (Aug. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-947159-60-0). A spunky girl, the middle child between two brothers, learns how to take her place in her family and be confident in her own skin. Ages 7–10.
The Great Grrrrr by Marie-Sabine Roger, illus. by Marjolaine Leray (Sept. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63655-056-5). An impatient monster who works for an express delivery service learns to manage his anger issues. Ages 3–6.
Hideaway by Melania Longo, trans. by Brenda Porster, illus. by Alessandro Sanna (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63655-084-8). A girl and her brother escape to a world of imaginative play in their bedroom. Ages 3–6.
Be Thankful for Water: How Water Sustains Our Planet by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Brian Fitzgerald (Nov. 14, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-63655-074-9). Rhyming couplets examine the ways that water is essential to our lives and the existence of life on Earth. Ages 4–8.
Rescues: The Rescues Finding Home by Tommy Greenwald and Charlie Greenwald, illus. by Shiho Pate (Sept. 5, $14, ISBN 978-1-63655-076-3). Two shelter dogs await adoption in the launch title of this early reader series about friendship, family, and home. Ages 5–7.
Mist by Marta Palazzesi, trans. by Christopher Turner (Sept. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63655-069-5), follows a boy’s quest to give the ultimate gift to a caged wolf: freedom. Ages 9–12.
101 Ways to Read a Book by Timothée de Fombelle, trans. by Karin Snelson and Angus Yuen-Killick, illus. by Benjamin Chaud (Oct. 17, $20, ISBN 978-1-63655-082-4). This celebration of the pleasures of reading outlines and illustrates 101 poses and methods for enjoying a book. Ages 10–up.
Really Bird Stories continues with It’s Really Cold Outside by Harriet Ziefert (Nov. 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-63655-078-7), ages 5–7.
ABC Florida by Adriane Doherty, illus. by Kirsten Halvorsen (Nov. 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-947141-57-5), is a new My First Alphabet Book, ages 1–5.
Joy to the World: A Christmas Song, illus. by Sara Gianassi (Oct. 3, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7624-8307-5), offers a board-book interpretation of this carol. Ages up to 3.
Keep Dreaming, Black Child by Nyasha Williams, illus. by Sawyer Cloud (Dec. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-8281-8). This picture book for BIPOC children emphasizes the power of big dreams—for their future selves and the larger world. Ages 4–8.
Love Bubble by Harold Green, illus. by Princess Karibo (Dec. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-8155-2). As a boy and his grandmother explore their neighborhood, she teaches him about the power of community and self-love. Ages 4–8.
Raaga’s Song: A Diwali Story by Navina Chhabria (Sept. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-8224-5). A girl with stage fright finds the courage within
herself to perform at a Diwali celebration. Ages 4–8.
You Do You-nicorn by Erin Vanessa (Sept. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-8233-7). A gender-fluid child embarks on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment, encouraging their friends to follow along. Ages 4–8.
Winter Tales: Stories and Folktales from Around the World by Dawn Casey, illus. by Zanna Goldhawk (Sept. 26, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-8477-5), is a treasury of 18 winter-themed folktales celebrating diverse heritage and
cultural storytelling. Ages 7–up.
A Kid’s Guide to Anime & Manga: Exploring the History of Japanese Animation and Comics by Samuel Sattin and Patrick Macias, illus. by Utomaru (Nov. 21, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7624-8393-8), includes facts, interviews, a glossary, and tips to navigate the growing anime and manga space. Ages 8–12.
A Kid’s Guide to the Chinese Zodiac: Animal Horoscopes, Legendary Myths, and Practical Uses for Ancient Wisdom by Aaron Hwang, illus. by Qu Lan (Dec. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-8211-5). This introduction to Eastern astrology contains history, lore, and practical advice from the author of The Chinese Zodiac. Ages 8–12.
The Young Witch’s Guide to Living Magically: Potions, Lotions, Rituals, and Spells for Kids by Nikki Van De Car, illus. by Anisa Makhoul (Nov. 14, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-8401-0), is a guide to self-care that illuminates the link between the mind and the body, with an emphasis on connecting to the natural world. Ages 8–12.
Gender Rebels: 30 Trans, Nonbinary, and Gender Expansive Heroes Past and Present by Katherine Locke, illus. by Shanee Benjamin (Nov. 14, $18.99
board book, ISBN 978-0-7624-8161-3), celebrates the history of 30 trans, gender-expansive, and nonbinary heroes throughout the world. Ages 13–up.
Fault Lines by Nora Shalaway Carpenter (Sept. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-8099-9). A teen seeks to figure out where she belongs in this novel that features a slow-burn romance alongside an examination of socio-economics, gender expectations, and environmental ethics. Ages 14–up.
Turner Classic Movies releases Kid Noir: Kitty Feral and the Case of the Marshmallow Monkey by Eddie Muller and Jessica Schmidt, illus. by Forrest Burdett (Sept. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-8168-2), ages 4–up. And the Junior Handbook Series presents The Junior Birder’s Handbook: A Kid’s Guide to Birdwatching by Danielle Belleny, illus. by Michelle Carlos (Nov. 14, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7624-8078-4), ages 8–12.
Santa Monica Press
Humphrey and Me by Stu Brody (Sept. 19, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-59580-125-8). Loosely based on the author’s life, this tale follows 16-year-old Stu’s mission to make Minnesota senator Hubert Humphrey into Lyndon Johnson’s running mate in the 1964 presidential election. Ages 15 and up.
Ventura and Winnetka by J.G. Bryan (Aug. 15, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-59580-124-1). This sequel to Ventura and Zelzah follows the further adventures of Douglas and his friends as they come of age in Southern California’s San Fernando Valley in the late 1970s. Ages 15 and up.
Drake the Super-Excited, Overeager, In-Your-Face Snake: A Book About Consent by Michaele Razi (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63217-353-9) is a humorous story about boundaries and consent. Ages 4–8.
Troublemakers and Superpowers: 29 Stories of People Who Turned Childhood Struggles into Strengths
by Keely Grand, illus. by Ragon Dickard (Oct. 3, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63217-300-3), profiles 29 individuals from diverse backgrounds who turned their childhood struggles—their personal “troublemakers”—into strengths that enabled them to live their lives to the fullest. Ages 8–12.
When Seasons Come by Aimée M. Bissonette, illus. by Erin Hourigan, welcomes When Fall Comes: Connecting with Nature as the Days Grow Shorter (Aug. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63217-452-9), ages 4–8. New to Halmoni and Family by Julie Kim is Where’s Joon? (Oct. 10, $22, ISBN 978-1-63217-415-4), ages 5–9.
Eye Spy by Ruth Brown (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-912650-90-3). Readers guess, listen, search, and find in this twist on the childhood game. Ages 4–9.
Loud! by Rose Robbins (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-912650-56-9). An imaginative teacher finds ways to engage neurodiverse Abigail in her schoolwork. Ages 4–9.
In the Garden by Rob Ramsden grows with We Planted a Pumpkin (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-912650-38-5), ages 4–9.
This Tank Is Mine! by Jonathan Fenske (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-89243-7). In this series kickoff, Angelo the angel fish loves his fish tank—but what happens when a new fish moves in? Ages 3–5.
The Stinky Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith, illus. by Katz Cowley (Oct. 3, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-339-01510-1). Wonky Donkey asks daughter Dinky to pull his hoof—and poof!—it’s a rhyming “who farted?” joke. Ages 3–5.
There’s No Such Thing as... Elves by Lucy Rowland, illus. by Katy Halford (Sept. 5, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-81256-5). When a boy is told by his best friend that elves aren’t real, he sets off to prove his friend wrong. Ages 4–6.
Feelings Are Better with Friends by Micol Ostow, illus. by Keiron Ward (Oct. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-339-00984-1), showcases moments and characters from the TV show Friends in a story about expressing one’s emotions. Ages 6–8.
Ultimate Guide to Anime and Manga (Sept. 5, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-339-01746-4) serves up recaps, character backgrounds, plot theories, backstory, trivia, and more to keep fans in the know on everything anime and manga. Ages 7–10.
Book of World Records 2024 (Nov. 7, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-339-01311-4) collects world records, social media sensations, and pop-culture crazes from the past year. Ages 8–12.
Escape from Stalingrad by Andy Marino (Sept. 5, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-85856-3). As Nazis invade the Soviet city of Stalingrad in 1942, Artem finds himself and his family trapped between the attacking army and their own merciless military leaders. Ages 8–12.
Evacuation Order by Jane B. Mason and Sarah Hines-Stephens (Nov. 7, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-62934-7). When a wildfire breaks out near 12-year-old Sam’s seaside home and he is separated from his mother, he must decide what to do. Ages 8–12.
How Not to Be a Vampire Slayer by Katy Birchall (Oct. 3, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-89309-0). After Maggie moves to a spooky house in a new town, she discovers a secret coven of vampires and also learns that she’s descended from a long line of vampire hunters. Ages 8–12.
Nugly by M.C. Ross (Sept. 5, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-82718-7). Following an unfortunate run-in with another animal that leaves him disfigured, Nugget the puppy can’t rely on his cuteness and learns to navigate his new life. Ages 8–12.
Scholastic Year in Sports 2024 by James Buckley Jr. (Jan. 2, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-339-01132-5) spotlights the past year’s top sports stories. Ages 8–12.
Search and Rescue: Pentagon Escape by Alex London (Sept. 19, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-89318-2) depicts the 9/11 terrorist attacks against the Pentagon, alternating between a boy caught in the chaos and the rescue dog who’s attempting to save him. Ages 8–12.
Waddle I Do Without You? by Michelle Schusterman (Oct. 17, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-89325-0). When a local—and rare—penguin population is threatened, it’s up to a girl, a dog, and a penguin to protect the colony from danger. Ages 8–12.
Sirens by Braden Cawthon (Sept. 19, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-89197-3). After a massive power outage, Joel wakes up to an otherworldly siren blaring and is desperate to find his mother and little sister. Ages 12 and up.
Pokémon battles on with Pikachu Loves (Oct. 31, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-339-00587-4), ages up to 3; Pokémon Trivia Challenge (Oct. 3, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-339-02652-7) and Ash’s Tournament Volume 1 by Jeanette Lane (Nov. 7, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-67085-1), ages 7–10. Scholastic Reader, Level 1 expands with Bear Learns to Share (Oct. 3, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-84930-1) and Giraffe Is Grumpy (Oct. 3, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-84931-8) by Hilary Leung, ages up to 3. Gabby’s Dollhouse adds Merry Christmas, Gabby Cats! by Gabrielle Reyes (Sept. 5, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-339-01252-0), ages 3–5. Peppa Pig takes center stage in Dinosaur Party (Oct. 3, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-89852-1) and Peppa Goes Ice Skating (Oct. 31, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-89848-4) by Vanessa Moody, illus. by Eone, ages 3–5.
New Acorn titles are Best Buddies: A Pie for Us! (Oct. 17, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-86557-8) and Best Buddies: Save the Duck! (Dec. 5, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-86560-8) by Vicky Fang, illus. by Luisa Leal; Princess Truly: I Can Help! by Kelly Greenawalt, illus. by Amariah Rauscher (Oct. 3, $23.99, ISBN 978-1-338-88345-9), Rainbow Days: The Gold Bowl by Valerie Bolling, illus. by Kai Robinson (Sept. 5, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-80596-3), and The Adventure Friends: Bright Star by Brandon Todd, illus. by Gloria Félix (Oct. 3, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-80588-8), ages 4–6. And Alma’s Way by G.M. King adds Next Stop, Puerto Rico! (Sept. 19, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-89840-8), ages 4–8.
Joining Branches are Diary of a Pug: Pug the Prince by Kyla May (Oct. 17, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-87757-1), Unicorn Diaries: The Glitter Bug by Rebecca Elliott (Oct. 31, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-88036-6), and The Party Diaries: Top Secret Anniversary by Mitali Banerjee Ruths, illus. by Aaliya Jaleel (Oct. 31, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-79990-3), ages 5–7; and Dragon Masters: Legend of the Star Dragon by Tracey West, illus. by Graham Howells (Dec. 5, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-77700-0), ages 6–8. Bad Food by Eric Luper, illus. by Joe Whale, serves up Night of the Living Bread (Sept. 19, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-85917-1), ages 6–8. And the latest Scholastic Reader, Level 3 titles are Everything Awesome About: Dangerous Dinosaurs (Sept. 5, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-339-00031-2) and Everything Awesome About: Super Sharks (Sept. 5, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-339-00026-8) by Mike Lowery, ages 6–8.
New AFK titles are Level Up 2024 (Sept. 5, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-339-01249-0), Diary of a Roblox Pro: Lava Chase (Aug. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-339-00860-8) and Diary of a Roblox Pro: Zombie Invasion (Oct. 3, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-339-00861-5) by Ari Avatar, ages 7–10; and Bendy: Fade to Black by Adrienne Kress (Oct. 3, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-88905-5), Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Official Five Nights at Freddy’s Cookbook by Scott Cawthon and Rob Morris (Sept. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-338-85129-8), and Five Nights at Freddy’s: Tales from the Pizzaplex: B7-2 by Cawthon et al. (Oct. 3, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-87397-9), ages 12 and up. Geronimo Stilton and the Kingdom of Fantasy by Geronimo Stilton gains The Treasures of the Kingdom (Nov. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-339-00599-7), ages 7–10. Who Would Win? by Jerry Pallotta, illus. by Rob Bolster, takes a bite out of fall with Ultimate Small Shark Rumble (Oct. 3, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-67220-6), ages 7–10. I Survived by Lauren Tarshis issues I Survived the Great Alaska Earthquake, 1964 (Dec. 5, $25.99, ISBN 978-1-338-89179-9), ages 8–12. Scared Silly by Elizabeth Eulberg shambles along with Zombie Wedding Crashers (Sept. 19, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-81536-8), ages 8–12. And Harry Potter serves up The Official Harry Potter Cookbook: 40+ Recipes Inspired by the Films by Joanna Farrow (Sept. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-338-89307-6), ages 8 and up.
Scholastic en Español
¡Un día una señora se tragó una cuchara! (There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Spoon!) by Lucille Colandro, illus. by Jared Lee (Sept. 5, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-339-01319-0), ages 3–5; El cuento de Carina Felina (Carina Felina) by Carmen Agra Deedy, illus. by Henry Cole (Sept. 5, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-339-01318-3), ages 4–8; Más que durazno (More Than Peach) by Bellen Woodard, illus. by Fanny Liem (Sept. 5, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-339-01320-6), ages 5–7; Jovita llevaba pantalones: La historia de una Mexicana que luchó por la libertad (Jovita Wore Pants: The Story of a Mexican Freedom Fighter) by Aida Salazar, illus. by Molly Mendoza (Sept. 19, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-84912-7), ages 6–9; Capitán América: El Ejército Fantasma (Captain America: The Ghost Army) by Alan Gratz, illus. by Brent Schoonover (Sept. 5, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-339-01322-0); and Miles Morales: Ondas Sísmicas (Miles Morales: Shock Waves) by justin a. reynolds, illus. by Pablo Leon (Sept. 5, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-87417-4), ages 8–12.
Tales to Grow By welcomes Red Riding Hood: A Story About Bravery, illus. by Sonia Gonzalez (Sept. 5, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-339-01321-3), ages 5–6.
Series in Spanish
¿Quién ganará? (Who Would Win) greets Coyote vs. Dingo by Jerry Pallotta, illus. by Rob Bolster (Sept. 5, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-339-01323-7), ages 6–8. El club de cómics de supergatito (Cat Kid Comic Club) offers Colaboraciones (Collaborations) by Dav Pilkey (Sept. 5, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-89682-4), ges 7–10. Sobreviví (I Survived) by Lauren Tarshis continues with Sobreviví los incendios forestales de California, 2018 (I Survived the California Wildfires, 2018) (Sept. 5, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-85943-0), ages 7–10. And Four Eyes (Cuatro ojos) by Rex Ogle, illus. by Dave Valeza, begins with Cuatro ojos (Four Eyes) (Sept. 5, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-57513-2),
This Indian Kid: A Native American Memoir by Eddie Chuculate (Sept. 19, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-338-80208-5). Chuculate describes his childhood in rural Oklahoma and the challenges he faced growing up poor, navigating prejudice, and being shuttled between different households, but always supported by love. Ages 8–12.
Cat on the Run in Cat of Death! by Aaron Blabey (Sept. 5, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-83182-5) begins a series starring a famous, pampered cat who proves she is much tougher than anyone realizes when she is wrongly accused of a crime. Ages 7–10.
Scariest. Book. Ever. by R.L. Stine (Sept. 19, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-339-01498-2) kicks off a Goosebumps series following the antics of an all-new lineup of villains and iconic monsters, Ages 8–12.
Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey gains The Bad Guys #18 (Nov. 7, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-89273-4), ages 7–10. Joining Dragon Girls by Maddy Mara is Sofia the Lagoon Dragon (Sept. 19, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-87550-8), ages 7–10. Love Puppies by Janay Brown-Wood wags along with Recipe for Success (Sept. 19, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-83412-3), ages 7–10. And Puppy Place by Ellen Miles presents Scruffy (Oct. 17, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-84735-2), ages 7–10.
The Best Diwali Ever by Sonali Shah, illus. by Chaaya Prabhat (Sept. 19, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-83783-4). Ariana and her silly younger brother share their favorite holiday traditions for the Festival of Lights. Ages 4–6.
A Duck Called Brian by Al Murphy (Nov. 7, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-84811-3). When Brian wakes up and realizes he’s out of his favorite breakfast—Duck Nuts and milk—he searches for his best friend to tell him all about it. Ages 4–6.
The Baddies by Julia Donaldson, illus. by Axel Scheffler (Aug. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-339-00906-3). The Baddies, the meanest and nastiest ghost, witch, and troll in all the land, are surprisingly impressed by one girl’s bravery. Ages 4–8.
Eclipse by Andy Rash (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-60882-3). A boy and his father experience a total solar eclipse. Ages 4–8.
I Am My Ancestors’ Wildest Dreams by Tanisia Moore, illus. by Robert Paul Jr. (Sept. 19, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-338-77617-1). As he meets 10 exceptional Black men—historical and contemporary heroes who have paved the way for his own future success—a child internalizes and asserts their greatness. Ages 4–8.
Backcountry by Jenny Goebel (Dec. 5, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-85788-7). Emily and her diabetic alert dog face impossible odds when they’re stranded in the wilderness. Ages 8–12.
The Cursed Moon by Angela Cervantes (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-81401-9). Rafa spends an evening crafting the scariest ghost story he’s ever told and realizes it may be coming true. Ages 8–12.
Elle Campbell Wins Their Weekend by Ben Kahn (Oct. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-81530-6) centers a nonbinary kid trying to figure out who they are at home, at school, and in the fandom that changed their life. Ages 8–12.
Green by Alex Gino (Oct. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-77614-0). Nonbinary middle-schooler Green comes into their own by fighting for gender-free casting in their school’s production of The Wizard of Oz. Ages 8–12.
I Will Find You by Daphne Benedis-Grab (Oct. 17, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-88474-6). Three seventh graders who have very little in common except for their dislike of the school bully were the last ones to see him. Ages 8–12.
Nightmare King by Daka Hermon (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-77581-5). Since his nearly deadly accident, every time Shane falls asleep, he’s pulled into a dark world where the evil Nightmare King reigns. Ages 8–12.
The Odds by Lindsay Puckett (Sept. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-80381-5). Begonia waits for her Oddity to arrive so she can use its power to save the cash-strapped, haunted retirement home where she was abandoned as a baby. Ages 8–12.
The Plot to Kill a Queen by Deborah Hopkinson (Oct. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-66058-6) follows an intrepid girl’s quest to foil a plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I. Ages 8–12.
Zombie Season by Justin Weinberger (Sept. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-88171-4) launches a new book-plus-game hybrid in which Oliver, Joule, and Regina navigate the annual destructive zombie season and readers can join in. Ages 8–12.
Scarewaves by Trevor Henderson (Oct. 3, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-82950-1). This tale from internet horror superstar Henderson features a group of kids who come face-to-face with the terrors lurking in their town, known for its eerie local phenomena. Ages 9–12.
Artifice by Sharon Cameron (Nov. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-338-81395-1) is a thriller focusing on Isa, who decides to capitalize on the Nazis’ insatiable appetite for her nation’s cultural masterpieces by selling them forgeries and using the money to help smuggle Jewish children out of the Netherlands. Ages 12 and up.
Dead Man’s Float by Shawn Sarles (Sept. 5, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-339-00283-5). The swim team’s hazing ritual unleashes a ghost intent on finding its killer, in this dive into the myth behind the dead man’s float. Ages 12 and up.
Sixteen Souls by Rosie Talbot (Aug. 1, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-339-01821-8). Sixteen-year-old Charlie, a seer-of-spirits in York, the most haunted city in England, must face the shadows when one of his ghostly friends vanishes. Ages 12 and up.
Stolen by Night by Steve Watkins (Nov. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-30607-1) follows Nicolette, who joins the French Resistance during WWII and is taken by the Nazis and declared an enemy of the state. Ages 12 and up.
The Three Little Superpigs by Claire Evans add Merry Christmas! (Sept. 5, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-87583-6), ages 3–5. Could You Ever by Sandra Markle, illus. by Vanessa Morales, launches with Could You Ever Waddle with Penguins!? (Nov. 7, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-85878-5), ages 4–8. Bad Princesses by Jennifer Torres picks up Meet Me at Midnight (Oct. 3, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-83317-1), ages 8–12. Joining Best Wishes by Sarah Mlynowski and Christina Soontornvat is Time After Time (Nov. 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-338-62831-9), ages 8–12. Front Desk by Kelly Yang continues with Top Story (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-85839-6), ages 8–12. New to Secrets of the Sky by Sayantani DasGupta is The Poison Waves (Oct. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-76675-2), ages 8–12. The Show Me a Sign trilogy by Ann Clare Lezotte offers Sail Me Away Home (Nov. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-74250-3), ages 8–12. Wings of Fire by Tui T. Sutherland, illus. by Joy Ang, offers A Guide to the Dragon World (Oct. 3, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-338-63482-2), ages 8–12. Murder, She Wrote by Stephanie Kuehn, takes on a new case with Carry My Secret to Your Grave (Oct. 31, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-76458-1), ages 12 and up. Witchery by S. Isabelle casts a spell with Shadow Coven (Sept. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-75899-3), ages 13 and up. And Heartstopper by Alice Oseman expands with This Winter (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-88513-2), ages 14 and up.
Not a Heart! by Susie Lee Jin (Dec. 5, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-81254-1). Readers lift the heart-shaped flaps in this Valentine’s Day-themed board book. Ages up to 3.
Teeny Tiny Turkey (Sept. 5, $5.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-89305-2) and Teeny Tiny Bunny (Jan. 1, $5.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-89306-9) by Rachel Matson, illus. by Joey Chou, follow the adventures of a helpful turkey and a gardening Bunny, respectively. Ages up to 3.
Hoppy Easter, Honey Bunny! by Sandra Magsamen (Jan. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-339-03487-4) features a soft, touch-and-feel bunny tail. Ages 1–3.
I Love You, Little Stinker! by Sandra Magsamen (Sept. 5, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-81618-1) is a novelty book with a plush skunk tail, showing babies how special and adored they are. Ages 2–4.
Piggyback Pals by Joyce Wan picks up Easter Cuties (Jan. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-89190-4), ages up to 1. Bright Brown Baby by Andrea Pinkney, illus. by Brian Pinkney, greets Hey, Baby Girl! (Oct. 3, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-338-67243-5), ages up to 3. Happy Baby by Zoe Waring offers Hug (Dec. 5, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-84996-7), ages up to 3. Scholastic Early Learners welcomes My Busy Animal Book (Oct. 3, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-339-01813-3), ages up to 3; and My Busy Truck Book (Sept. 5, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-339-01804-1), ages 2–4. Joining Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey is Love Pug (Nov. 7, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-339-01420-3), ages up to 3. And Scholastic Reader, Level 2 buzzes along with Fly Guy’s Ninja Christmas by Tedd Arnold (Sept. 5, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-87572-0), ages 4–8.
Spider-Ham: A Pig in Time by Steve Foxe, illus. by Shadia Amin (Oct. 31, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-88943-7). Peter Porker has to team up with heroes from all across time if he wants to make it back and keep New York City safe from the Green Gobbler. Ages 6–8.
Mabuhay! by Zachary Sterling (Oct. 17, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-73860-5). Filipino siblings J.J. and Althea struggle to belong at school and face other challenges when their family is threatened by witches, ogres, and various creatures from the folktales their mother tells. Ages 8–12.
Permanent Detention by Vannotes, illus. by Malu Menezes (Sept. 5, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-84824-3).
When evil Piggy ambushes Willow and newcomer Cami, the two escape to an abandoned school only to find they’ll have to survive a barbarian clan of kindergartners, a gladiator pit in the cafeteria, and a gym full of “infecteds.” Ages 8–12.
Shang-Chi and the Quest for Immortality by Victoria Ying (Oct. 3, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-83372-0). Twelve-year-old Shang-Chi runs away from home in search of a mythical key to immortality in order to save his ailing father in this graphic novel inspired by the Marvel film. Ages 8–12.
Courage to Dream: Tales of Hope in the Holocaust by Neal Shusterman, illus. by Andrés Vera Martínez (Oct. 31, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-545-31348-3) Five interlocking narratives woven from Jewish folklore and history explore the tradition of resistance and resilience. Ages 12 and up.
Graphix Chapters grows with Adventures of the Bailey School Kids: Ghosts Don’t Eat Potato Chips by Marcia Thornton Jones and Debbie Dadey, illus. by Angeli Rafer (Sept. 5, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-88165-3), ages 6–8. Marvel’s Rocket and Groot blasts off with The Hunt for Star-Lord by Amanda Deibert, illus. by Cameron Jacobsen Kendell (Sept. 5, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-89033-4), ages 6–8. Animorphs Graphix adds The Message by K.A. Applegate and Michael Grant, illus. by Chris Grine (Dec. 5, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-79620-9), ages 8–12. Joining Baby-Sitters Club Graphix is Stacey’s Mistake by Ann M. Martin, illus. by Ellen T. Crenshaw (Oct. 3, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-61613-2), ages 8–12. Bone Companion by Jeff Smith with Tom Sniegoski gains More Tall Tales (Sept. 5, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-72638-1), ages 8–12. City of Dragons by Jaimal Yogis, illus. by Vivian Truong, releaes Rise of the Shadowfire (Oct. 17, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-66045-6), ages 8–12. I Survived Graphix by Lauren Tarshis, illus. by Leo Trinidad, offers I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 (Sept. 5, $10.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-82518-3), ages 8–12. And Five Nights at Freddy’s presents Fazbear Frights Graphic Novel Collection Vol. 3 by Scott Cawthon et al., illus. by Didi Esmeralda et al., ages 12 and up.
I Love Your Face by Karma Wilson, illus. by AG Ford (Nov. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-72274-1) delivers a playful message of love. Ages 3–5.
All We Need Is Love and a Really Soft Pillow! by Peter H. Reynolds and Henry Rocket Reynolds (Sept. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-57233-9). A father and son discuss all the things they need in life, like a really good pillow or a roof over their heads, but most important of all: love. Ages 4–8.
Don’t Blow Your Top! by Ame Dyckman, illus. by Abhi Alwar (Oct. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-83784-1). With some rock-steady advice, Little Volcano finds a way to process their steamy emotions. Ages 4–8.
Justice Ketanji: The Story of Us Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson by Denise Lewis Patrick, illus. by Kim Holt (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-88529-3), follows the rise of Jackson, from a girl growing up in Florida to the first Black woman to be confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Ages 4–8.
On the Tip of a Wave: How AI Weiwei’s Art Is Changing the Tide by Joanna Ho, illus. by Catia Chien (Oct. 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-71594-1), showcases the life and work of this activist and artist. Ages 4–8.
Santa Shark: A Great White Christmas by Mike Lowery (Oct. 3, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-80395-2). Young shark Edgar and his crab pal Lotta prepare for Santa Shark’s holiday arrival. Ages 4–8.
Seals Are Jerks! by Jared Chapman (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-83568-7). Can seals be Lorelei’s favorite animal even if they eat penguins? Ages 4–8.
Time to Go, Larry by Alison Hawkins (Sept. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-79519-6) presents the tale of a stubborn little bear who is gently coaxed into eating breakfast, playing with friends, taking a bath, and going to bed. Ages 4–8.
Dear Ruby by Ruby Bridges, illus. by John Jay Cabuay (Jan. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-75391-2). Civil rights icon Bridges responds to letters from concerned young students from across America. Ages 4–8.
We Dream a World by Yolanda Renee King, illus. by Nicole Tadgell (Jan. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-75397-4). The granddaughter of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King delivers a tribute to her grandparents that addresses children everywhere about her hopes for a new future. Ages 4–8.
Beholder by Ryan La Sala (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-74534-4). Athan, the only known survivor—and primary suspect—of a massacre at a New York City penthouse soiree, gets swept up in a supernatural mystery trying to prove his innocence. Ages 14 and up.
Open Earth launches with Mammals Unlocked by Dia L. Michels, illus. by Bonnie Hofkin (Nov. 1, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-958629-29-1), ages 8–12.
Draw Some Awesome: Drawing tips and ideas for budding artists by Donovan Bixley (Sept. 5, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-80092-132-0) takes readers through simple line drawings and inspiring ideas, to character design, drawing exercises, composition, and more. Ages 5 and up.
Auntie’s Rez Surprise by Heather O’Watch, illus. by Ellie Arscott (Sept. 19, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-77260-344-6). Auntie arrives from the rez with the surprise gift of a puppy and teaches Cree about the special relationship that Indigenous people have had with dogs. Ages 6–8.
Everyone Is Welcome by Phuong Truong, illus. by Christine Wei (Sept. 12, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-77260-343-9). After experiencing racist incidents against herself and her Asian community, a girl decides to do what she can to confront the problem and involve her classmates. Ages 6–8.
Naaahsa Is an Artist! by Hali Heavy Shield, illus. by Norma Jean Russell (Oct. 3, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-77260-346-0). A girl is proud to accompany her artist grandmother, “Naaahsa” in Blackfoot, to the National Gallery where Naaahsa has an exhibition of her work. Ages 6–8.
Obaasan’s Boots by Janis Bridger and Lara Jean Okihiro (Oct. 3, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77260-348-4). Young cousins Lou and Charlotte spend the day gardening with their grandmother, “obaasan” in Japanese, and learn about her experience as a Japanese Canadian girl during WWII and the painful story of Japanese internment. Ages 9–12.
Naaahsa Aisinaki!/Naaahsa Is an Artist! (dual-language in English and Blackfoot: Kainai Nation) by Hali Heavy Shield, trans. by Norma Jean Russell, trans. by Faye Heavy Shield (Oct. 3, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-77260-347-7), ages 6–8.
Okawisimaw Omekiwin Askihkanihk Ohci/Auntie’s Rez Surprise (dual-
language in English and Plains Cree,
Y dialect) by Heather O’Watch, illus. by Ellie Arscott, trans. by Dorothy Thunder (Sept. 19, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-77260-345-3), ages 6–8.
Do You Know My Name? welcomes Pride and Persistence: Stories of Queer Activism by Mary Fairhurst Breen (Oct. 10, $22.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77260-349-1), ages 9–12.
Seven Stories/Triangle Square
Abolition Is Love by Ware Syrus Marcus, illus. by Alannah Fricker (Aug. 15, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-64421-255-4). Amelie learns about collective care, mutual aid, and abolitionist ideas as they help their parents get ready for the annual Prisoners’ Justice Day. Ages 4–7.
The Silence of Water by José Saramago, illus. by Yolanda Mosquera, trans. by Margaret Jull Costa (Sept. 19, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-64421-312-4). Inspired by a childhood memory detailed in his book Small Memories, Saramago spins a tale of a boy’s growing awareness of the world around him. Ages 5–9.
You Are Everything by Omid Arabian, illus. by Shilla Shakoori (Nov. 7, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-64421-309-4), emphasizes the vast interconnectedness of life. Ages 6–9.
Jane Jacobs: Champion of Cities, Champion of People by Rebecca Pitts (Sept. 12, $19.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64421-299-8) spotlights the visionary activist, urbanist, and thinker who transformed how we inhabit and develop our cities. Ages 10 and up.
How to Get Over the End of the World by Hal Schrieve (Oct. 3, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-64421-301-8). High school senior James, a self-described neurotic goth gay transsexual stoner, falls in love with Orsino, a homeschooled trans boy with telepathic powers and visions of the future. Ages 13 and up.
They Said No expands with Aimé Césaire: No to Humiliation by Nimrod, trans. by Emma Ramadan (Aug. 8, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-64421-257-8), Janusz Korczack: No to Denying the Rights of Children by Isabelle Collombat, trans. by Rosie Eyre (Jan. 23, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-64421-305-6), and Rosa Luxemburg: No to Borders by Anne Blanchard, trans. by Rosie Eyre (Dec. 5, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-64421-307-0), ages 10–14.
The Christmas List of Richard Lindsay by Bruce Lindsay, illus. by Dan Burr (Sept. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63993-157-6), is based on the true story of a boy who helped bring Christmas to his family despite the hard times of the early 1930s. Ages 4–7.
The Light That Shines Forever: The True Story and Remarkable Rescue of 669 Children on the Eve of World War II by David Warner (Sept. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63993-139-2) focuses on the efforts of Sir Nicholas Winton, who rescued hundreds of Jewish children in 1939, sending them to England before Hitler’s invasion of Czechoslovakia. Ages 5–8.
Janitors School of Garbage by Tyler Whitesides, in which garbage comes to life as animated creatures, kicks off with Janitors School of Garbage (Sept. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-63993-168-2), ages 8–11. And Graysen Foxx, School Treasure Hunter by J. Scott Savage, illus. by Brandon Dorman, offers Graysen Foxx and the Curse of the Illuminerdy (Jan. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63993-170-5), ages 8–12.
Mai and the Missing Melon by Sonoko Sakai, illus. by Keiko Brodeur (Oct. 24, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-64547-124-0), explores the cherished relationship between a girl and her grandmother, set in 1960s Japan. Ages 3–7.
Share Your Love by Susan B. Katz, illus. by Jennie Poh (Oct. 17, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-64547-111-0) teaches young readers that even from far away, you can wish others happiness, good health, peace, and safety. Ages 3–7.
How Do You Know What You Know? by Noa Jones, illus. by Daniel Rieley (Sept. 26, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-64547-109-7). A child asks an adult questions about how things came to be the way they are. Ages 4–8.
I Am an Antiracist Superhero: With Activities to Help You Be One Too! by Jennifer Nicole Bacon, illus. by Letícia Moreno (Sept. 5, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-64547-098-4). After learning about racism in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, six-year-old Malik decides to change the world by becoming an antiracist superhero. Ages 4–8.
Weather Any Storm by Vanessa Zuisei Goddard, illus. by Paddy Donnelly (Nov. 7, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-61180-991-6), is a rhyming meditation to help kids be the captain of their own ship and navigate emotional highs and lows. Ages 4–8.
The Magical Life of the Lotus-Born by Sherab Chodzin Kohn, illus. by Thinley Dorji (Oct. 3, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-61180-785-1), introduces one of the most iconic and important figures in Tibetan history, the great master Padmasambhava—the Lotus-Born. Ages 8–12.
Padded Board Books for Babies grows with Good Night, Baby Bear by Grace Baranowski, illus. by Jacqueline East (Oct. 17, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66720-457-4), ages up to 2. New to Squeeze & Squeak is T. Rex Tries to Roar by Maggie Fischer, illus. by Carlo Beranek (Sept. 26, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66720-533-5), ages up to 2. Touch and Trace Nursery Rhymes greets Jingle Bells (Sept. 12, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66720-460-4), ages up to 2. Joining You’re My Little by Nicola Edwards, illus. by Natalie Marshall, are I Love You, My Cuddle Bug (Dec. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-66720-547-2), Night Night, My Little Cuddle Bug (Sept. 12, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66720-468-0), and You’re My Little Cutie Pie (Sept. 5, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66720-459-8), ages up to 2. Squishy Songs sings along with Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (Sept. 19, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66720-368-3), ages 3–5. And Movie Theater Storybook adds Smithsonian Kids Dinosaur Projector & Guidebook (Sept. 12, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-66720-458-1), ages 6–8.
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Always Sisters: A Story of Loss and Love by Saira Mir, illus. by Shahrzad Maydani (Aug. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-156-7), focuses on a girl who is expecting a new baby sister, and how she and her family navigate her mother’s pregnancy loss. Ages 4–8.
Empanadas for Everyone by Jackie Azúa Kramer, illus. by Lenny Wen (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-458-1). Through making empanadas with her Tía Mimi each Saturday, Carina comes to appreciate the ways food and cooking help connect their community. Ages 4–8.
I’m Going to Build a Snowman by Jashar Awan (Sept. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66593-817-4). A boy’s efforts to make the best snowman ever show that perfection is relative and what’s important is taking pride in what you do. Ages 4–8.
Remembering by Xelena González, illus. by Adriana M. Garcia (Aug. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9963-8). A family remembers their beloved pet dog through the traditions of Día de Muertos. Ages 4–8.
Too Much: My Great Big Native Family by Laurel Goodluck, illus. by Bridget George (Jan. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-126-9). Russell wants the chance to shine on his own in his big, boisterous Native family, but learns that solo isn’t always better. Ages 4–8.
The Wishing Machine by Jonathan Hillman, illus. by Nadia Alam (Oct. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66592-230-2),
follows a mother and a child’s last trip to their local laundromat before moving away. Ages 4–8.
The Racc Pack by Stephanie Cooke, illus. by Whitney Gardner (Jan. 23, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-493-2), launches a series about three dumpster-diving raccoon siblings who hatch the biggest heist of their lives. Ages 7–10.
Bite Risk by S.J. Wills (Aug. 29, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-801-3). Every month on the full moon, 11-year-old Sel and kids like him must lock up their parents while they transform into werewolf-like creatures called Rippers. Ages 8–12.
Duel by Jessixa Bagley, illus. by Aaron Bagley (Nov. 7, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9654-5). The rivalry between very different sisters Lucy and Gigi culminates in a fencing duel that takes their school by storm. Ages 8–12.
Galaxy Jones and the Space Pirates by Briana McDonald (Oct. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9829-7). Galaxy is determined to save the family business—even if it means traveling across the universe to do it. Ages 8–12.
Grumbones by Jenn Bennett (Aug. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66593-031-4). A girl whose quest to ensure her deceased grandmother is resting
peacefully leads her to the magical and perilous kingdoms of the underworld. Ages 8–12.
The October Witches by Jennifer Claessen (Aug. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66594-052-8). Young witch Clemmie must uncover the secrets of her family’s past to end their longstanding internal feud. Ages 8–12.
Betting on You by Lynn Painter (Nov. 28, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66592-123-7). In this YA romance, 17-year-old Bailey unwittingly finds herself at the center of a bet while working at a hotel waterpark. Ages 12 and up.
By Any Other Name by Erin Cotter (Oct. 10, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-66594-071-9). This Shakespearean-era romp follows a stage actor who teams up with an English lord in order to solve the murder of playwright Christopher Marlowe. Ages 12 and up.
Kingdom of Without by Andrea Tang (Nov. 28, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-144-4). A wily young thief must use her wits to survive futuristic, alternate-history Beijing in this Les Misérables-inspired YA cyberpunk adventure. Ages 12 and up.
Mall Goth by Kate Leth (Sept. 26, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-7694-3). In the 2000s, 15-year-old bisexual goth Liv navigates new friendships, new bullies, and new experiences when she and her mother move towns. Ages 12 and up.
The Pirate and the Porcelain Girl by Emily Riesbeck, illus. by NJ Barna (Aug. 8, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8775-8) is a swashbuckling sapphic graphic novel featuring fantastical creatures and an enemies-to-lovers romance. Ages 12 and up.
Diary of a Confused Feminist by Kate Weston (Nov. 28, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-793-1) reveals the diary of 16-year-old Kat Evans, who wants to be a good feminist, even though she’s not entirely sure how. Ages 14 and up.
Pride and Prejudice and Pittsburgh by Rachael Lippincott (Aug. 29, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66593-753-5) finds Pittsburgh teen Audrey transported back to 1812, where she’s expected to find a husband as a Regency romance heroine—but sparks really fly when she meets Lucy. Ages 14 and up.
The Worst by Alex Willan picks up Elves Are the Worst! (Sept. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66592-179-4), ages 4–8. An Ada Lace Adventure by Emily Calandrelli, illus. by Renée Kurilla, grows with Ada Lace Gets Famous (Oct. 10, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-116-8), ages 6–10. Joining Once upon a Tim by Stuart Gibbs, illus. by Stacy Curtis, is The Quest of Danger (Nov. 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-747-6), ages 7–10. Barb the Last Berzerker delivers Barb and the Battle for Bailiwick by Dan Abdo and Jason Patterson (Aug. 22, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-445-1), ages 8–12.
New to The Charlie Numbers Adventures by Ben and Tonya Mezrich is Charlie Numbers and the UFO Bash (Aug. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4106-4), ages 8–12. The Silverwing Trilogy by Kenneth Oppel, illus. by Christopher Steininger, continues with Silverwing: The Graphic Novel (Sept. 19, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-847-1), ages 8–12. Next up in Spy School by Stuart Gibbs is Spy School Goes North (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66593-474-9), ages 8–12. A Pumpkin Falls Mystery by Heather Vogel Frederick greets Truly, Madly, Sheeply (Aug. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9968-3), ages 10–14. A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery by Robin Stevens gains Death Sets Sail (Nov. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-943-2), ages 10 and up. And Rosetta Academy by Sandhya Menon offers Of Dreams and Destiny (Sept. 19, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1760-1), ages 12 and up.
Love Is in the Air: The Story of Aviation Pioneer Nancy Harkness Love by Dee Romito, illus. by Vivian Mineker (Sept. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8419-1), profiles the first female pilot to serve in the Army Air Force, and founder of the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots in WWII. Ages 4–8.
The Bravest Warrior in Nefaria by Adi Alsaid (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66592-775-8) follows a wannabe hero who lives in a goofy yet evil kingdom where nefarious schemes abound. Ages 8–12.
Courtesy of Cupid by Nashae Jones (Jan. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66593-988-1). Erin, daughter of the love god Cupid, uses her powers to make people fall in love for her own gain—but what happens if she falls in love for real? Ages 8–12.
Duel Across Time by Bret Baier, illus. by Marvin Sianipar (Nov. 14, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8559-4), begins a time-bending graphic novel series, History Club, about kids who use their love of history to thwart an evil time-traveler’s scheme to change the past. Ages 8–12.
The Kingfisher’s Last Call by Liz Kessler (Jan. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66592-973-8). Liv learns of her grandmother and great-aunt’s involvement in the Dutch Resistance during World War II. Ages 8–12.
Looking Up by Stephan Pastis (Oct. 10, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-66592-962-2) follows a girl named Saint and her struggle with loneliness. Ages 8–12.
Susie King Taylor by Erica Armstrong Dunbar (Sept. 26, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66591-993-7). This biography of the first Black Civil War nurse begins the Real History series spotlighting women of color whose historical impact can still be felt today. Ages 8–12.
Vivian Van Tassel and the Secret of Midnight Lake by Michael Witwer (Aug. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-819-0). Twelve-year-old Vivian investigates the mysteries of her unusual town after discovering an immersive role-playing game through a group of misfit kids at her new school. Ages 8–12.
A Frank Asch Bear Book by Frank Asch delivers Tacos (Sept. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8066-6), ages 4–8. New Quix titles include Geeger the Robot: Field Trip by Jarrett Lerner, illus. by Serge Seidlitz (Sept. 5, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66591-092-7), Giants: The Giants Go Camping by Jane Yolen, illus. by Tomie dePaola (Sept. 5, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8860-1), and Merry Mischief: Elf Academy 4 by Alan Katz, illus. by Sernur Isik (Sept. 5, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6797-2), Ages 5–8. Mindy Kim is back in Mindy Kim and the Mid-Autumn Festival by Lyla Lee, illus. by Dung Ho (Sept. 26, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-578-4), ages 6–9. Joining Sejal Sinha by Maya Prasad, illus. by Abira Das, are Sejal Sinha Dives for Diamonds on Neptune (Jan. 2, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66591-183-2) and Sejal Sinha Swims with Sea Dragons (Oct. 10, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66591-180-1), ages 6–9. Junior Monster Scouts by Joe McGee, illus. by Ethan Long, continues with Chiller Thriller! (Oct. 3, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-8748-2), ages 7–10. Tim Possible by Axel Maisy rolls on with Tim Possible & the Secret of the Snake Pit (Dec. 5, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9275-2), ages 7–10.
Atlantis by Kate O’Hearn concludes with Secrets of Atlantis (Aug. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5697-6), ages 8–12. New to Far Flung Falls by Erik Jon Slangerup is Molly and the Mutants (Aug. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9802-0), ages 8–12. Goddess Girls by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams issues Elpis the Hopeful (Dec. 5, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-5748-5), ages 8–12. Keeper of the Lost Cities: The Graphic Novel by Shannon Messenger, illus. by Gabriella Chianello, adapted by Celina Frenn, takes off with Keeper of the Lost Cities: The Graphic Novel Part 1 (Nov. 7, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-6336-3), ages 8–12. The Little Vampire by Angela Sommer-Bodenburg adds The Little Vampire Takes a Trip (Nov. 14, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5344-9413-8), ages 8–12. The Littlest Bigfoot by Jennifer Weiner closes with The Bigfoot Queen (Oct. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7080-3), ages 8–12. Marcus Stroman by Marcus Stroman features in Marcus Stroman, Book 3 (Oct. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-620-2), ages 8–12. Nancy Drew Diaries by Carolyn Keene picks up What Disappears in Vegas... (Jan. 23, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-945-4), ages 8–12. The latest Phantom Stallion title by Terri Farley is Dark Sunshine (Oct. 10, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66591-637-0), ages 8–12. Umbra Tales by Janelle McCurdy welcomes The Traitor of Nubis (Sept. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-130-7), ages 8–12. Dork Diaries by Rachel Renée Russell delivers Tales from a Not-So-Posh Paris Adventure (Sept. 26, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8048-3), ages 9–13. And The F.A.R.T. Diaries by Peter Bakalian greets F.A.R.T. Attack! Kids Strike Back (Aug. 8, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5183-4), ages 9–13.
Do You Know Them? by Shana Keller, illus. by Laura Freeman (Jan. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-307-2). Lettie saves every penny she earns to buy one of the newspaper ads placed by African Americans who have been
displaced and separated from family members by the Civil War, enslavement, and emancipation. Ages 4–8.
Don’t Worry, Wuddles by Lita Judge (Sept. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-676-9). When snow is predicted, a duckling tries to be helpful by using Wuddles the sheep’s wool to make sure all of their animal friends stay warm. Ages 4–8.
Every Night at Midnight by Peter Cheong (Aug. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-738-4). A lone little werewolf prowls the night by himself—until he finds friendship in the most unexpected of places. Ages 4–8.
Lolo’s Sari-Sari Store by Sophia N. Lee, illus. by Christine Almeda (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9447-3). Lolo holds lessons learned in her grandfather’s sari-sari store close while adjusting to a new home, in this story about the joy of Filipino culture. Ages 4–8.
My Cat Does Ballet by Robert Heidbreder, illus. by Matt Schu (Oct. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-703-2). A boy shares his love of ballet with his cat who jumps after flies in perfect grands jetés and glides across floors with smooth glissades. Ages 4–8.
Slowly Slowly by Toni Yuly (Sept. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-718-6). A persimmon branch takes its time creating a wonderful gift for the community around it. Ages 4–8.
The Story of a Book by Joy McCul-
lough, illus. by Devon Holzwarth (Aug. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-385-1) follows the lifespan of a book as it comes across different readers—and creates a kind of magic. Ages 4–8.
Veo, Veo, I See You by Lulu Delacre (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-191-7). This bilingual “I Spy” story set during the Covid-19 pandemic celebrates essential workers. Ages 4–8.
Water Day by Margarita Engle, illus. by Olivia Sua (Aug. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-871-8). A girl and her community cheer the arrival of the water man who visits weekly to distribute water to the village. Ages 4–8.
Dear Brother by Alison McGhee, illus. by Tuan Nini (Aug. 8, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-8708-6). A beleaguered little sister spews forth her outrage in a series of humorous letters when her parents allow her brother to choose the family pet. Ages 8–12.
Rebecca Reznik Reboots the Universe by Samara Shanker (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66593-523-4). In the sequel to Naomi Teitelbaum Ends the World, Becca copes with family turmoil and what it means to be grown up when she discovers demons have invaded her home, just in time for Hanukkah. Ages 8–12.
Kin: Rooted in Hope by Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Jeffery Boston Weatherford (Sept. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-362-1). Weatherford and her artist son present a portrait in poems of their African American family tree shaped by enslavement and freedom. Ages 10 and up.
Maid for It by Jamie Sumner (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-577-0). After her mother’s car accident, Franny is determined to keep their fragile world intact and prevent her mom from relapsing. Ages 10 and up.
Enlightened by Sachi Ediriweera (Sept. 26, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66590-310-3). A young prince grows into a man on a quest to find the cause of human suffering in this graphic novel retelling of the life of Siddhartha, the founder of Buddhism. Ages 12 and up.
Blight Harbor by Lora Senf adds The Nighthouse Keeper (Oct. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66593-463-3), ages 10–12. And Cuban Girl’s Guide by Laura Taylor Namey builds with A British Girl’s Guide to Hurricanes and Heartbreak (Sept. 26, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-533-5), ages 12 and up.
Baby Be by Alison McGhee, illus. by Sean Qualls (Oct. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0539-4), is a bouncy, be-bop ode to the joy of fatherhood. Ages 4–8.
Bigger Than Me by Erica Simone Turnipseed, illus. by Kara Bodegón-Hikino (Sept. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-032-4). Children discover the impact they can have when they band together in this look at how solidarity lifts everyone up. Ages 4–8.
There Was a Party for Langston by Jason Reynolds, illus. by Jarrett Pumphrey and Jerome Pumphrey (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3944-3). Reynolds’s debut picture book is a joyous ode to literary genius and glass-ceiling smasher Langston Hughes, and the luminaries he inspired. Ages 4–8.
Rebellion, 1776 by Laurie Halse Anderson (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4169-6826-9) follows a girl caught in the midst of a smallpox epidemic in 1776 Boston, and the public’s fear of vaccines, which could change the tide of the Revolutionary War. Ages 10–14.
Mid Air by Alicia D. Williams (Jan. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6583-0). This novel in verse features a tender-souled boy trying to figure out how he fits in after the death of his best friend. Ages 10 and up.
Better Must Come by Desmond Hall (Jan. 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6074-4) looks at the darker side of Jamaica and how a tragedy and missing drug money helplessly entangle the lives of two teens who want to change their fate. Ages 14 and up.
The Broke Hearts by Matt Mendez (Sept. 19, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0448-9). When their best friend is murdered, two Mexican American teens struggle to make sense of their own lives, and reckon with living for someone vs. in honor of them. Ages 14 and up.
Stuntboy by Jason Reynolds, illus. by Raúl the Third, continues with Stuntboy, In-Between Time (Aug. 29, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1822-6), ages 7–12.
365: How to Count a Year by Miranda Paul, illus. by Julien Chung (Sept. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-440-7), explores different numerical breakdowns of a year. Ages up to 8.
Bat, Cat, and Rat by Ame Dyckman, illus by Mark Teague (Jan. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66593-042-0). Friends Bat, Cat, and Rat share lots of adventures and even more laughs. Ages up to 8.
Beulah Has a Hunch! Inside the Colorful Mind of Master Inventor Beulah Louise Henry by Katie Mazeika (Oct. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-363-9) tells how a girl with a knack for problem-solving grew up to be a world-famous inventor. Ages up to 8.
Bhangra Baby by Kabir and Surishtha Sehgal, illus. by Ani Bushry (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66593-615-6). Bhangra Baby learns to move to the rhythm of the popular Punjabi folk dance, bhangra. Ages up to 8.
Fungi Grow by Maria Gianferrari, illus. by Diana Sudyka (Oct. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-365-3), looks at when, how, where, and why fungi grow. Ages up to 8.
Not Just the Driver by Sara Ackerman, illus by Robert Neubecker (Jan. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66593-637-8), shines a light on the different people who help vehicles get to their
destinations. Ages up to 8.
Problem Solved! by Jan Thomas (Aug. 29, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-66593-999-7). Pete the Problem-Solving Porcupine actually might cause more problems than he solves. Ages up to 8.
Red & Green by Lois Ehlert (Sept. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0172-3). The classic story of the night before Christmas gets a humorous twist in the final work from acclaimed picture book creator Ehlert (1934–2021). Ages up to 8.
The Snow Man: A True Story by Jonah Winter, illus. by Jeanette Winter (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66593-239-4), introduces the man living alone in the mountains whose hobby of measuring snowfall led to a global understanding of climate change. Ages up to 8.
The Bone Wars: The True Story of an Epic Battle to Find Dinosaur Fossils by Jane Kurtz, illus. by Alexander Vidal (Nov. 21, $18.99,
ISBN 978-1-5344-9364-3), reveals the true story of the race between two paleontologists to find the best dinosaur fossils. Ages 3–8.
The Boy Who Said Wow by Todd Boss, illus. by Rashin Kheiriyeh (Sept. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9971-3), was inspired by the real-life account of a nonverbal boy who was moved to speech at his first Mozart concert. Ages 3–8.
The Hornbeam Books by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Arthur Howard, following the adventures of Hornbeam the moose and his pals, debut with Hornbeam All In (Aug. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66592-481-8), ages up to 8.
Hippos Remain Calm by Sandra Boynton (Dec. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66593-853-2) is the follow-up to Hippos Go Berserk!, more than 45 years in the making. Ages up to 3.
Boynton on Board builds with Snow, Snow, Snow! A Christmastime Song (Sept. 12, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66594-836-4), ages up to 5.
’80s Baby by Hannah Eliot, illus. by Alyssa Nassner (Sept. 19, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66594-267-6), features everything from neon legwarmers to rad rock music, and plenty of ’80s slang. Ages up to 3.
Be My Reindeer by Jeffrey Burton, illus. by Anna Hurley (Sept. 12, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66594-330-7). Animals wonder if they have what it takes to be one of Santa’s famous reindeer in this novelty board book. Ages up to 3.
Bundle Up, Little Pup by Dori Elys, illus. by Elena Comte (Sept. 12, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66594-078-8). Together, child and puppy pals put on their winter gear and get ready to explore the snowy world outside. Ages up to 3.
Easter Bunny, Where Are You? by Jeffrey Burton, illus. by Juliana Motzk (Jan. 16, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66594-820-3). Readers try to find where the Easter Bunny is hiding in this lift-the-flap title. Ages up to 3.
Hey, Little Night Owl by Jeffrey Burton, illus. by Joy Hwang Ruiz
(Dec. 12, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66594-802-9). Parents spend quality time with their Little Night Owls in the late hours of the night. Ages up to 3.
Let Her Be by MacKenzie Porter, illus. by Katie Cottle (Aug. 29, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66592-700-0), encourages girls to be anything they want. Ages up to 3.
Mermaid for Each Other by Hannah Eliot, illus. by Denise Holmes (Dec. 5, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66593-879-2), features ocean puns for fans of mermaids and other sea creatures. Ages up to 3.
My Little Lamb by Hannah Eliot, illus. by Jennifer A. Bell (Jan. 16, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66594-856-2), is a springtime board book with a padded cover. Ages up to 3.
One by Ruth Forman, illus. by Katura Gaines (Aug. 29, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66593-936-2). Ten friends add up to something wonderful in this book about friendship and community. Ages up to 3.
One Hot Chick by Hannah Eliot, illus. by Ellen Stubbings (Jan. 16, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66594-858-6). This lift-the-flap counting book features one overheated chick who just wants to find a shady place to cool off. Ages up to 3.
Whose Prints? by Kari Allen, illus. by Kim Smith (Sept. 19, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66592-959-2). Die-cuts guide readers on a wintry adventure following animal tracks through the snow. Ages up to 3.
You’re My Galentine by Hannah Eliot, illus. by Grace Habib (Dec. 5, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66594-087-0), is a heart-shaped book designed to celebrate the special bonds between gals. Ages up to 3.
The Birthday Buddy by Cindy Jin, illus. by Leticia Moreno (Aug. 1, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66593-554-8), is about how to be a good birthday buddy for friends and siblings. Ages 1–5.
Homegrown by Jeffrey Burton, illus. by Andrés Landazábal (Sept. 5, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66594-271-3), celebrates love for family, friends, and home, and the simple pleasures of small town life. Ages 1–5.
In the Holly Jolly North Pole: A Pop-Up Adventure by Joel Stern, illus. by Nancy Leschnikoff (Sept. 12, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66593-331-5). Readers join Santa’s helpers on a journey through his workshop. Ages 3–5.
Tell Me About by Lisa Varchol Perron, illus. by Jennifer Falkner, presents Tell Me About Space (Oct. 3, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66593-557-9), ages up to 3. The Data Set by Ada Hopper, illus. by Rafael Kirschner, ramps up with A Little Snow Must Fall (Dec. 5, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66594-913-2), ages 5–9. New to Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol by Andres Miedoso, illus. by Victor Rivas, is Time to Clown Around (Oct. 3, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-385-8), ages 5–9. Dragon Kingdom of Wrenly by Jordan Quinn adds Out of Darkness (Oct. 24, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66594-030-6), ages 5–9. Guardians of Horsa by Roan Black rolls on with The Fire Oath (Sept. 26, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66594-047-4), ages 5–9. Heidi Heckelbeck takes center stage in Heidi Heckelbeck the Secret’s Out! (Sept. 26, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66591-134-4), ages 5–9. Coven and Burris’s Henry Heckelbeck issues Henry Heckelbeck Breaks a Leg (Aug. 29, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-376-6), ages 5–9. Joining Isla of Adventure by Dela Costa, illus. by Ana Sebastián, are The Critter Café (Sept. 26, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-969-0), Island Snow (Nov. 21, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-972-0), and Marina’s Turf (Jan. 30, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66595-036-7), ages 5–9. The Kingdom of Wrenly rolls on with The Crimson Spy by Jordan Quinn, illus. by Robert McPhillips (Oct. 31, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66594-840-1), ages 5–9. The Not-So-Tiny Tales of Simon Seahorse by Cora Reef, illus. by Jake McDonald, sails along with Climbing Mount Aquarius (Nov. 7, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66592-970-7), ages 5–9. New to Pup Detectives by Felix Gumpaw is Something Fishy This Way Comes (Oct. 10, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66591-225-9), ages 5–9. Spirited by Liv Livingston, the graphic-novel adventures of the only human girl living in a ghost town, debuts with Day of the Living Liv (Jan. 30, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66594-227-0) and Go, Ghoul, Go! (Jan. 30, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66594-230-0), ages 5–9. And The Very Worst Ever by Andy Nonamus, illus. by Amy Jindra, starring a very unlucky character, launches with First Day, Worst Day (Jan. 9, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66594-220-1), ages 5–9.
My Brother Is an Avocado by Tracy Darnton, illus. by Yasmeen Ismail (Oct. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66594-208-9). A big sister anticipates the birth of a new sibling in this stage-by-stage tour through all the sizes of a growing baby—from teeny-tiny poppy seed to giant watermelon. Ages 4–8.
A Stone Is a Story by Leslie Barnard Booth, illus. by Marc Martin (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9694-1), depicts a stone’s journey through time, lava, water, and wind. Ages 4–8.
Finch House by Ciera Burch (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66593-054-3).
This haunted house story explores the effects of generational trauma as a girl must convince an old house to release its hold on her and her family. Ages 8–12.
And Don’t Look Back by Rebecca Barrow (Oct. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66593-227-1). After her mother’s death, Harlow pieces together the truth of her family’s past and what her mom was hiding from for her entire life. Ages 14 and up.
Curious Tides by Pascale Lacelle (Oct. 3, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-66593-927-0). In this dark academia fantasy, teen mage Emory must unravel the truth behind the secret society that may have been involved in her classmates’ deaths. Ages 14 and up.
The Reunion by Kit Frick (Aug. 29, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66592-146-6) focuses on a family reunion gone wrong at a posh Caribbean resort, where old grudges and dangerous secrets culminate in murder. Ages 14 and up.
Running Past Dark by Han Nolan (Sept. 19, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66593-178-6). Scottie turns to running to break through her grief as she searches for the truth behind the deadly car crash that claimed the lives of her twin sister and the high school football coach. Ages 14 and up.
The Voice Upstairs by Laura E. Weymouth (Oct. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66592-683-6). In 1920s England, a working-class girl who can see spirits works with a lord’s son to solve mysterious deaths at the local manor home. Ages 14 and up.
The Way I Am Now by Amber Smith (Nov. 7, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-66594-710-7). When Eden and Josh reconnect months after Eden goes public with her story of sexual assault, they decide to give their relationship another chance. Ages 14 and up.
Writing in Color: Fourteen Writers on the Lessons We’ve Learned, edited by Nafiza Azad and Melody Simpson (Aug. 22, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66592-564-8). In this collection of essays, a diverse group of 14 authors demystify craft and authorship based on their experiences as writers of color. Ages 14 and up.
The Bear Books by Karma Wilson, illus. by Jane Chapman, serves up Bear Finds Eggs (Jan. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66593-655-2), ages 2–4. Noodle and Jonathan are back in Noodle Conquers Comfy Mountain by Jonathan Graziano, illus. by Dan Tavis (Nov. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66594-167-9), ages 4–8. Hither & Nigh by Ellen Potter gains The Golden Imaginarium (Oct. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-042-2), ages 8–12. The Tangled Mysteries by Merrill Wyatt offers Tangled Up in Mayhem (Nov. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66593-105-2), ages 8–12.
Whispering Pines by Heidi Lang and Kati Bartkowski ends with Extinction (Sept. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66592-191-6), ages 8–12. Foul Lady Fortune by Chloe Gong greets Foul Heart Huntsman (Sept. 26, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-561-9), ages 14 and up. And Hollow Star Saga by Ashley Shuttleworth picks up A Grim and Sunken Vow (Nov. 28, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-877-0), ages 14 and up.
Ninja Nate by Markette Sheppard, illus. by Robert Paul Jr. (Sept. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7692-9). A boy who has adopted a ninja alter ego to cope with a new disability finds the courage to share all of himself. Ages 4–8.
The latest Michael Vey volume by Richard Paul Evans is Michael Vey 9 (Sept. 19, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-955-5), ages 12 and up.
Ready-to-Read Pre-Level 1 revs up with The Adventures of Otto: See Otto Say Hi! by David Milgrim (Dec. 12, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-617-0), Critter-Cam: Monkey-Cam (Dec. 12, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66592-740-6) and Critter-Cam: Puppy-Cam (Aug. 29, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66592-737-6), by Margie Palatini, illus. by Dan Yaccarino, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Gift from Daniel by Maria Le, illus. by Jason Fruchter (Aug. 29, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66594-008-5), and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: With Love from Daniel by Patty Michaels, illus. by Fruchter (Dec. 5, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66594-245-4), Monster Og: Og Finds Mog by Ame Dyckman, illus by Elio (Jan. 2, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66594-143-3), ages 3–5.
Ready-to-Read Ready-to-Go! serves up Big Bub: Big Bub, Small Car by Alastair Heim, illus. Aaron Heim (Dec. 12, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66592-990-5), Cat Sees Snow (Aug. 29, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66592-039-1) and Frog Can Hop (Dec. 12, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66592-042-1) by Laura Gehl, illus. by Fred Blunt, CoComelon: The Balloon Boat Race! by Le (Dec. 12, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66594-393-2), and CoComelon: This Is the Way We Play by Maggie Testa (Aug. 29, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-860-0), ages 3–5.
Joining Ready-to-Read Graphics Level 1 is Chi-Chi and Pey-Pey: Cupcake Catastrophe by Jennifer Fosberry, illus. by Shiho Pate (Aug. 29, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-200-4), ages 4–6. The latest Ready-to-Read Level 1 titles are A Parker Curry Book: Parker’s Big Feelings by Parker Curry and Jessica Curry, illus. by Brittany Jackson and Keith Tajae (Dec. 12, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66594-275-1), Cat vs. Vac by Kaz Windness (Aug. 29, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-717-7), Eagles in the End Zone by Heidi E.Y. Stemple, illus. by Eva Byrne (Aug. 29, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-837-2), King of the Mountain by Susie Lee Jin (Jan. 23, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-869-3), Try a Bite, Trilobite! by Jonathan Fenske (Aug. 29, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-265-3), Rex & Oslo: Rex and Oslo Find an Egg by Doug Cushman (Jan. 16, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66592-650-8), Sabrina Sue: Sabrina Sue Loves the Moon by Priscilla Burris (Dec. 12, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66594-389-5), Tow on the Go!: The Mambo Rescue! (Aug. 29, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66592-006-3) and Tow on the Go!: The Splish-Splash Puddle Dance! Dec. 12, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66592-009-4) by Patricia Lakin, illus. by Chiara Galletti, ages 4–6.
CoComelon welcomes What Do I See? by Natalie Shaw (Dec. 12, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66594-876-0), ages up to 3; The Baby Comes Home! by Testa (Aug. 29, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66594-235-5) and Cody Is a Big Brother by Gloria Cruz (Aug. 29, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66594-233-1), ages up to 5; CoComelon Storybook Treasury (Aug. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66594-322-2), ages 3–5. On Valentine’s Day, We Show We Care! by Tina Gallo (Dec. 5, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-954-6) and Pasta Party! by Michaels (Dec. 12, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66594-761-9), ages 4–8. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood welcomes Daniel Says I’m Sorry by Haley Hoffman, illus. by Fruchter (Dec. 12, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66594-764-0), ages 3–7; Daniel Tiger’s Storybook Treasury, illus. by Fruchter (Aug. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66594-066-5), ages 4–8. Joining PJ Masks are Meet Space Fairy Lilyfay! (Dec. 12, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66594-643-8) and Meet the Power Heroes! (Aug. 29, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-863-1) by Cruz, ages 3–7. And Angelina Ballerina is atwirl in Sweet Dreams by Katharine Holabird, illus. by Helen Craig (Dec. 12, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66594-647-6), ages 4–8.
New Ready-to-Read Level 2 entries include Flashback: Flashback to the... Chill 2000s! by Cruz, illus. by Sarah Rebar (Aug. 29, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66594-089-4), Interrupting Cow: Interrupting Cow and the Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing by Jane Yolen, illus. by Joëlle Dreidemy (Aug. 29, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66591-442-0), Peanuts: Time for the Vet, Snoopy! by Charles M. Schulz, adapted by Michaels (Aug. 29, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66594-012-2), Super Gross: Night Creatures! by Le, illus. by Alison Hawkins (Aug. 29, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66594-094-8), Transformers: EarthSpark: Bumblebee’s Big Mission (Dec. 12, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66594-703-9) and Transformers: Earthspark: It’s Optimus Prime Time! (Aug. 29, $4.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-950-8) by Michaels, ages 5–7. And Ready-to-Read Graphics Level 2 expands with Styx and Scones: Styx and Scones in the Cracked Crystal by Jay Cooper (Aug. 29, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-539-5), ages 5–7.
Hasbro and Nickelodeon’s Transformers: Earthspark takes off with tie-ins including Optimus Prime and Megatron’s Racetrack Recon! (Aug. 29, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-786-3) and The Terrans Cook Up Some Mischief! (Aug. 29, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66594-015-3), ages 4–8; and May the Best Bot Win! by Ryder Windham (Dec. 12, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66594-697-1), ages 6–9.
Middle School and Other Disasters by Wanda Coven, illus. by Anna Abramskaya, picks up Worst Love Spell Ever! (Aug. 29, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-66593-720-7), ages 8–12. Star Trek: Prodigy welcomes Escape Route by Cassandra Rose Clarke (Aug. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66592-120-6), ages 8–12. And You’re Invited to a Creepover: The Graphic Novel publishes There’s Something Out There the Graphic Novel by P.J. Night (Oct. 10, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66593-404-6), ages 8–12.
Splash Goes the Whale by Matthew Van Fleet (Oct. 3, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-66593-556-2). This alphabet novelty book features 26 undersea animals, both familiar and unusual, a pull tab, and two large pop-ups. Ages 2 and up.
Ethan and the Strays by John Sullivan, illus. by Hatem Aly (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-7132-0). This story of a boy who finds joy in rescuing and caring for stray cats includes a list of dos and don’ts for stray pet adoption. Ages 4–8.
Fighting with Love: The Legacy of John Lewis by Lesa Cline-Ransome, illus. by James E. Ransome (Jan. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9662-0), spotlights the life of this groundbreaking civil rights leader. Ages 4–8.
Jerry Changed the Game! How Engineer Jerry Lawson Revolutionized Video Games Forever by Don Tate, illus. by Cherise Harris (Aug. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-908-1), explores how Lawson, a Black engineer, revolutionized the video game industry and became known as the “father of the video game cartridge.” Ages 4–8.
Loud and Proud: The Life of Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm by Lesa Cline-Ransome, illus. by Kaylani Juanita (Sept. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6352-3), introduces readers to trailblazer Chisholm, the first African American woman in Congress and the first woman and African American to seek the nomination for U.S. president from a major political party. Ages 4–8.
Love Is My Favorite Color by Nina Laden, illus. by Melissa Castrillon (Jan. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-309-6), offers a look at things that are bright and loving in the world and fill our lives with joy. Ages 4–8.
Snail in Space by Rachel Bright, illus. by Nadia Shireen (Jan. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66595-117-3). Gail the snail has grand plans to be the first snail in space. Ages 4–8.
There’s Always Room for One More by Robyn McGrath, illus. by Ishaa Lobo (Aug. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66592-537-2). Clare struggles to say goodbye to the old family table, until she discovers that a new, bigger table means more room for creating memories and welcoming loved ones. Ages 4–8.
Today by Gabi Snyder, illus. by Stephanie Graegin (Jan. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66592-485-6), reminds readers that every moment can hold many surprises and to look for the wonder in every day. Ages 4–8.
The Welcome Home by Amy June Bates (Sept. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9232-5). When Mr. and Mrs. Gargelson-Bittle decide life is too quiet and go in search of the perfect pet, they can’t decide on just one. Ages 4–8.
Winter: A Solstice Story by Kelsey E. Gross, illus. by Renata Liwska (Oct. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66590-813-9),
celebrates the magic of the Winter Solstice in a quiet forest with a group of animal friends. Ages 4–8.
Brave Little Bear by Steve Small (Oct. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66595-110-4). Arlo the bear learns that being brave when you’re afraid is the most courageous thing of all. Ages 4–9.
Born Reading: 20 Stories of Women Reading Their Way into History by Kathleen Krull and Virginia Loh-Hagan, illus. by Aura Lewis (Aug. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66591-798-8). Profiles of 20 groundbreaking women reveal how their childhood reading habits empowered them to change the world. Ages 8–12.
Farewell Cuba, Mi Isla by Alexandra Diaz (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-9540-1). This story of two girls fleeing 1960 Cuba with their family is inspired by Diaz’s family’s history. Ages 8–12.
My Little Animal Friend by Nicola Killen grows with The Little Tiger (Dec. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66594-098-6), ages 4–8.
Jackie and the Books She Loved by Ronni Diamondstein, illus. by Bats Langley (Nov. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-7642-5), looks at former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s love of reading and writing, which started at an early age and greatly influenced her life. Ages 4–8.
Magical Creatures and Crafts by Sue Fliess, illus. by Simona Sanfilippo, expands with How to Spook a Ghost (Aug. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-7408-7), ages 3–6.
Nana Loves You, Sleepyhead by Helen Foster James, illus. by Petra Brown (Aug. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1139-4). Nana and her little bunny finish up a day of fun and snuggle in for bedtime. Ages up to 4.
Do Not Eat This Book! Fun with Jewish Foods & Festivals by Beth Kander, illus. by Mike Moran (Aug. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1188-2). Rhyming text takes readers through Jewish holidays, including Tu B’Shevat, Purim, and Chanukah, and their related special dishes. Ages 4–8.
A Family Like Ours by Frank Murphy and Alice Lee, illus. by Kayla Harren (Aug. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1186-8), celebrates families of all configurations as a place for support, safety, growth, and inspiration. Ages 4–8.
Fix and Stitch by Barbara Nass, illus. by Liza Woodruff (Aug. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1170-7). Squirrel can’t say no to anyone asking for help; but what will happen to Squirrel if he keeps putting himself last? Ages 4–8.
If the Rivers Run Free by Andrea Debbink, illus. by Nicole Wong (Aug. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1278-0). This story of “daylighting,” unearthing and restoring buried rivers to their rightful places as source of well-being and beauty, comes to life in rhyming text. Ages 4–8.
The Pie That Molly Grew by Sue Heavenrich, illus. by Chamisa Kellogg (Aug. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1184-4) is a cumulative tale following the life cycle of a pumpkin. Ages 4–8.
Snowflakes on Our Tongues by Mike Ornstein, illus. by Pauline Gregory (Aug. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1195-0). As snow begins to fall, Farmer Pumpernickel’s usually calm animals dance around and kick up their hooves as they try to catch snowflakes on their tongues. Ages 4–8.
So You Want to Be an Astronaut by Clayton Anderson, illus. by Iris Amaya (Aug. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1185-1). Retired astronaut Anderson addresses many of the major skills needed to become an astronaut and shows young readers how to get started on their career path. Ages 4–8.
Street Monsters by Barbara Joosse, illus. by Kevin Barry (Aug. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1272-8). On a snowy winter’s night in the city, what seem like noisy monsters in the streets are actually vehicles and equipment, like snowplows and garbage trucks, that help keep a city running smoothly. Ages 4–8.
Supergran! by Rhonda Gowler Greene, illus. by Lee Cosgrove (Aug. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1177-6). There’s nothing Supergran can’t handle as she supercharges her way to getting her family’s household back on track. Ages 4–8.
A Song So Black, So Proud! by R.J. Owens, illus. by Keisha Okafor (Aug. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1270-4), personifies elements and themes of James Brown’s song written in 1968, which became a rallying cry for the civil rights movement. Ages 5–8.
Own Voices, Own Stories gains Dancing the Tinikling by Bobbie Peyton, illus. by Diobelle Cerna (Aug. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1196-7), ages 4–8. And The Wildes by Roland Smith ventures on with The Vaquita (Aug. 15, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-5341-1307-7), ages 9–12.
Love in Winter Wonderland by Abiola Bello (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64129-507-9). When teens Trey and Ariel learn that the Black-owned bookshop where they work is on the brink of being shut down by a gentrifier, they team up to stop the doors from closing before the Christmas Eve deadline—and fall in love in the process. Ages 14 and up.
No One Left But You by Tash McAdam (Nov. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64129-489-8). Newly out trans boy Max is swept up in a whirlwind friendship with lethal consequences in this YA thriller. Ages 14 and up.
It Found Us by Lindsay Currie (Sept. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-72825-949-9). Twelve-year-old Hazel must decode a series of ominous clues tied to a century-old tragedy to find a missing teenager before it’s too late. Ages 8–13.
Black Girl, Black Girl by Ali Kamanda and Jorge Redmond, illus. by Amanda Quartey (Jan. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-72827-114-9), provides an introduction to inspiring Black women role models in the style of Brown Bear, Brown Bear. Ages 3–7.
Animal Snuggles: Affection in the Animal Kingdom by Aimee Reid, illus. by Sebastien Braun (Nov. 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-72827-540-6), presents facts about how animals snuggle and care for each other. Ages 4–8.
Hide and Seek, Nuts to Eat by Tracy Gold, illus. by Nancy Leschnikoff (Sept. 5, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-72823-537-0).
A squirrel collects nuts and seeds for the winter, gathering and hiding enough for everyone to share. Ages 4–8.
I Am Money by Julia Cook and Garrett Gunderson, illus. by Josh Cleland (Jan. 2, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-72827-126-2). A $20 bill explains financial concepts to kids. Ages 4–8.
This Book Is Banned by Raj Haldar, illus. by Julia Patton (Sept. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-72827-656-4). A narrator attempts to share information about why books get banned, but is unable to tell the story as different elements keep getting censored until the book itself is banned entirely. Ages 4–8.
Have You Seen My Sister by Kirsty McKay (Sept. 5, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72826-845-3). Everyone at the ski resort has secrets, and Esme must uncover them all to find her missing sister. Ages 12 and up.
Bring Me Your Midnight by Rachel Griffin (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-72825-615-3). Young witch Tana must choose between loyalty to her family or the outcast boy who owns her heart. Ages 14 and up.
If Only I Had Told Her by Laura Nowlin (Oct. 3, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72827-622-9). In this companion to If He Had Been with Me, Finn loves Autumn, no matter how much heartache it brings to the people they love. Ages 14 and up.
Maybe Meant to Be by K.L. Walther (Sept. 5, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72827-934-3). If Charlie and Sage are meant to be, why can’t Sage stop kissing Charlie’s brother? And why can’t Charlie stop thinking about kissing the new boy at school? Ages 14 and up.
Missing by Savannah Brown (Dec. 5, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72825-946-8) focuses on the mysterious vanishing of a singer from a remote island, and the teenage runaway who is determined to uncover the truth. Ages 14 and up.
Night of the Witch by Sara Raasch and Beth Revis (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-72827-216-0). In this series launch, Fritzi, a witch, and Otto, a witch hunter, team up to save Otto’s sister and stop the corrupt witch hunters, while also reckoning with their love for each other. Ages 14 and up.
Somewhere in the Deep by Tanvi Berwah (Jan. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-72824-765-6). Krescent makes ends meet by fighting monsters, but her debts keep piling up until she’s finally forced to make a deal and join a desperate rescue mission. Ages 14 and up.
Such a Good Liar by Sue Wallman (Nov. 7, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72828-347-0). Seventeen-year-old Lydia fakes her way into the elite social circles of a Caribbean island to avenge her mother’s murder, but how long can her lies hold up? Ages 14 and up.
Swarm by Jennifer Lyle (Nov. 7, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72827-091-3). Man-eating butterflies force Shur, her friends, and her brothers to hole up and wait out the swarm, as well as the vigilantes and the parasites that the butterflies have unleashed. Ages 14 and up.
Tag, You’re Dead by Kathryn Foxfield (Dec. 5, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72827-888-9). Teen reality star Anton starts a livestreamed and high-stakes game of Tag to find a new assistant, but four contestants have ulterior motives. Ages 14 and up.
That’s Not My Name by Megan Lally (Jan. 2, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72827-011-1). After a teen wakes up on the side of the road battered and bruised and missing her memory, a frantic man claiming to be her father and a boy who says she’s his missing girlfriend both arrive. Ages 14 and up.
What Happened on Hicks Road by Hannah Jayne (Aug. 29, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72826-291-8). Highschooler Sadie Oliver hit a terrified girl with her car one night, but all her friends convince her she didn’t. Ages 14 and up.
Where He Can’t Find You by Darcy Coates (Nov. 7, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72827-894-0). Abby and Hope follow a strict set of rules to protect themselves from the town’s mysterious serial killer, but when Hope is taken, Abby and her friends must put their knowledge and survival instincts to the test in order to save her. Ages 14 and up.
Warning by Kristy Acevedo adds The Fallout (Sept. 5, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-72826-842-2), ages 12 and up.
A Hug for Little Bear by Anne Booth, illus. by Åsa Gilland (Dec. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-72828-339-5). When Big Bear and Little Bear have to say goodbye, Big Bear tells Little Bear about all the ways she’ll send a hug from afar. Ages up to 3.
Kisses: A Lift-the-Flap & Sliding Parts Book by Marta Comín (Dec. 5, $17.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72826-453-0). Readers pull, slide, and spin this book to help everyone share kisses. Ages 1–5.
I Promise You All Ways by Marianne Richmond, illus. by Dubravka Kolanovic (Sept. 5, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72827-587-1), celebrates a parent’s unshakeable love for a child. Ages 2–8.
Ellie Mae Dreams Big! by Kristina McMorris, illus. by Amanda Yoshida (Jan. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-72825-612-2), is a debut picture book about a girl tackling the all-important question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Ages 3–6.
The Boo Crew Needs You! by Vicky Fang, illus. by Saoirse Lou (Aug. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-72826-456-1). Action prompts let readers help Lula, Bones, and Fang—a ghost, skeleton, and vampire—fix the messes and frights of a Halloween night gone wrong. Ages 3–8.
The Drama Llama by Rachel Morrisoe, illus. by Ella Okstad (Jan. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-72828-313-5). A real-life llama appears every time Alex worries about something. Ages 4–8.
How This Book Got Red by Margaret Chiu Greanias, illus. by Melissa Iwai (Oct. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-72826-565-0). When Red discovers a new book about pandas, in which red pandas like her are completely left out, she decides to write her own. Ages 4–8.
The Light She Feels Inside by Gwendolyn Wallace, illus. by Olivia Duchess (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-72823-979-8). Maya learns to follow her light to make a difference, as Black women have done throughout history. Ages 4–8.
My Recordable Storytime: Welcome Little One by Sandra Magsamen (Nov. 1, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-72828-248-0) features 40 voice-recordable pages to create personalized messages. Ages up to 3.
I Love You, My Little Dinosaur by Rose Rossner, illus. by Morgan Huff (Dec. 5, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-72826-836-1). Dinosaur parents share their love for their dino babies. Ages 3–7.
The Joy of Christmas by Precious Moments and Jamie Calloway-Hanauer, illus. by Kim Lawrence (Oct. 1, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-72826-515-5), helps readers discover the magic and blessings of the Christmas season. Ages 3–7.
You’re the Star in My Sky: A Star Light, Star Bright Story by Susanna Leonard Hill, illus. by Natalia Vasilica (Aug. 1, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-72825-148-6), is an interpretation of the poem “Star Light, Star Bright,” which reminds children that each of them are full of promise. Ages 3–7.
Jingle Bell Joy: A Bedtime Christmas Rhyme by Rose Rossner, illus. by Aleksandra Szmidt (Oct. 1, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-72826-587-2), offers a Christmas rhyme based on lyrics from classic carols. Ages 4–7.
Lego Harry Potter Magical Year at Hogwarts (Oct. 1, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-72827-278-8) features three minifigures, minibuilds, and a pop-up diorama packaged with a book filled with fun facts and anecdotes from the world of Harry Potter. Ages 6 and up.
Punderland picks up There’s Snow One Like You by Rose Rossner, illus. by Chiara Fiorentino (Oct. 17, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72826-833-0), and You’re the Apple of My Pie by Rossner, illus. by Jill Howarth (Aug. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72826-508-7), ages up to 3. Goodnight by Michelle Robinson, illus. by Nick East, turns in with Goodnight Princess (Aug. 29, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72829-269-4) and Goodnight Santa (Aug. 29, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72829-272-4), ages 1–4. Sesame Street Scribbles gains Girl Power by Sesame Workshop and Erin Guendelsberger, illus. by Marybeth Nelson (Oct. 1, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-72826-140-9), ages 3–7. New How to Catch volumes by Alice Walstead, illus. by Andy Elkerton, are How to Catch a Dream (Jan. 2, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-72827-897-1) and How to Catch Santa Claus (Sept. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-72827-427-0), ages 4–8. And graphic novel series Pup and Dragon by Alice Walstead, illus. by Paul Gill, debuts with How to Catch an Elf (Sept. 5, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-72827-051-7), ages 6–9.
Babies Around the World issues Babies Around the World Eating by Puck, illus. by April Hartmann (Sept. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72827-947-3), ages up to 4. Joining Future Lab is Tomorrow’s Farm, illus. by Rodrigo Cordeiro (Aug. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-955834-48-3), ages up to 4. Naturally Local expands with Colors of the National Parks, illus. by Jenny Miriam (Nov. 7, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-72828-206-0), ages up to 4. And Pop Out Books welcomes Pop Out Dinosaurs, illus. by Anna and Daniel Clark (Aug. 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-955834-47-6), ages up to 4.
Moneywise Mabel’s Bursting Bank by Kalee Boisvert (Sept. 19, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68463-228-2) follows Mabel as she takes her first steps to independence by opening a bank account with the money from her piggy bank. Ages 4–6.
Three Rivers by Sarah Stusek (Sept. 12, $17.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-68463-226-8). Teen TV star Stella’s parents ship her off to a wilderness therapy program for at-risk youth, where she starts to make friends and confront why she was really sent there. Ages 13–18.
The Felserpent Chronicles by Katie Keridan continues with Blood Divided (Oct. 3, $17.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-68463-220-6), ages 12–17.
Together We Can: 40 Inspirational Stories About What Humans Can Achieve When We Work as a Team by Ned Hartley, illus. by Studio Muti (Sept. 12, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-80078-280-8), showcases tales of teamwork from around the globe. Ages 9–11.
Studio Fun International
Book with Pop-It presents Peppa Pig: Pop It with Peppa! by Meredith Rusu (Sept. 19, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-5087-8), ages 2–5. Music Player Storybook plays on with Baby Einstein (Sept. 26, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-5122-6), ages 2–5; and Disney Mickey Mouse: All Through the Day Music Player Storybook (Oct. 3, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-5125-7), ages 3–5. 10-Button Sound Books revs up with Tonka: Tough, Tougher, Toughest! by Grace Baranowski, illus. by Nigel Chilvers (Sept. 5, $15.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7944-4999-5), ages 3–5. And Push-Pull-Turn offers Marvel Spidey and His Amazing Friends: Glow Webs Glow! by Grace Baranowski, illus. by Adam Devaney (Sept. 26, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7944-5136-3), ages 3–5.
Scientists of Faith by Christy Monson, illus. by Wiliam Luong (Aug. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-151-3), features profiles of 30 scientists from different countries, time periods, and scientific disciplines who all believe in God. Ages 7–10.
The Collector of Heads by Ana Matsusaki, trans. by Bruna Dantas Lobato (Sept. 12, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-73478-398-8). Rosália collects the heads, histories, and memories of those who have died in this humorous exploration of the cultural aspects of death. Ages 10 and up.
How the Sun and Moon Came to Be by Wiliam Luong (Sept. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-84976-819-1). When Jade Emperor accidentally drops two precious gems from heaven, his children journey to Earth to retrieve the gems and restore light to the world. Ages 3–5.
Tourmaline by Davide Calì, illus. by Fatinha Ramos (Sept. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-84976-870-2). Princess Tourmaline is imprisoned in a tall tower, and only the bravest knight of all can free her. Ages 3–5.
Thames & Hudson
Mini Artists: 20 Projects Inspired by the Great Artists by Joséphine Seblon, illus. by Robert Sae-Heng (Oct. 24, $19.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-500-66019-5), provides 20 art projects for budding artists, inspired by famous artworks. Ages 3–5.
Morris and the Magic of Stories by Didier Lévy, illus. by Lorenzo Sangio (Sept. 5, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65325-8). Morris the cat devises a clever plan
to make the mice come to him: find the perfect story to lure them in. Ages 3–5.
Do Penguins Like the Cold? by Huw Lewis Jones, illus. by Sam Caldwell (Oct. 24, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65297-8), takes readers on a fact-filled field trip to Antarctica to discover the secret life of penguins. Ages 7–10.
How to Be Your Dog’s Best Friend by Elena Bulay (Aug. 15, $21.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65329-6) features information about taking proper care of canine companions, and the story of the author and her dog. Ages 8–12.
How to Draw a Graphic Novel by Balthazar Pagani, illus. by Otto Gabos and Marco Maraggi (Nov. 14, $19.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-500-66020-1), contains professional tips and interviews with leading graphic novelists. Ages 13 and up.
Bad Apple by Huw Lewis Jones, illus. by Ben Sanders, adds Peas on Earth (Sept. 5, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65315-9), ages 3–5. If I Had A... by Gabby Dawnay, illus. by Alex Barrow, gains If I Had a Polar Bear (Oct. 24, $15.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65306-7), ages 3–5.
Time to Go Potty! by Becky Davies, illus. by Rosalind Maroney (Aug. 15, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66435-088-5), introduces the concept of potty training and includes a sound button with six sounds, as well as tips for parents. Ages up to 3.
Dinosaur, Dinosaur, It’s Christmas by Danielle McLean, illus. by Sanja Rescek (Sept. 5, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66435-072-4). delivers popular and original Christmas rhymes with a dinosaur twist. Ages 2–5.
Don’t Mix Up My Farm! (Aug. 8, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66435-075-5) and Don’t Mix Up My Ocean! (Aug. 8, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66435-076-2) by Rosamund Lloyd, illus. by Spencer Wilson. Five touch-and-feel textures and a spinning wheel allow children to change the look of each farm animal and ocean creature in these respective books. Ages 2–5.
I Love You Berry Much! A Scratch-and-Sniff Book (Aug. 22, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66435-073-1) and Muffin Compares to You! A Scratch-and-Sniff Book (Aug. 22, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66435-074-8) by Lloyd, illus. by Kat Uno, each contains friendship rhymes and six scratch-and-sniff circles for children to explore. Ages 2–5.
I Love You Brighter Than the Stars by Owen Hart, illus. by Sean Julian (Sept. 26, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66435-085-4), celebrates the bond between Bear and Cub and the love that grows stronger as they enjoy everyday activities together. Ages 2–5.
I Turtley Love You by Harriet Evans, illus. by Bryony Clarkson (Sept. 12, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66435-078-6). This peek-through board book takes readers on a journey through the ocean to meet turtles and other ocean animals as they snuggle up together. Ages 2–5.
No Matter What... You Are Loved by Becky Davies, illus. by Fernando Martìn (Sept. 12, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66435-087-8), presents the message that we’re all important. Ages 2–5.
Slide and See First Words: Christmas by Helen Hughes, illus. by Kathryn Selbert (Sept. 5, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66435-083-0). Children can slide the sliders across the page to learn fun Christmas and winter words. Ages 2–5.
Wish Upon a Snowman by Danielle McLean, illus. by Paula Bowles (Sept. 5, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66435-082-3). Young readers meet elves, reindeer, polar bears, and Santa Claus himself in this winter celebration. Ages 3–5.
Big, Big Feelings by Perry Emerson, illus. by Sean Julian (Oct. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66430-034-7), encourages children to use their words to name their emotions when feelings become overwhelming. Ages 3–7.
Carry My Heart with You by Danielle McLean, illus. by Anna Terreros-Martin (Nov. 7, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-297-0), reminds children how a parent’s love is always with them, even when they’re apart. Ages 3–7.
Doggy Dance Off by Steve Smallman, illus. by Rob Starling (Sept. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66430-025-5). All the coolest dogs in town meet at the Doggie Dance-off to show off their best moves—and they’re intrigued by a talented masked newcomer. Ages 3–7.
God Loves You Just the Way You Are by Tammi Salzano, illus. by Natalie Merheb (Dec. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-66430-024-8), shows how our world is filled with people of different sizes, shapes, and talents, and each one is equally deserving of God’s love. Ages 3–7.
Heavy Metal Badger by Duncan Beedie (Oct. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66430-026-2). Badger sets off in search of the perfect place to play his music. Ages 3–7.
I Love You to the Moon and Back All Year Long by Amelia Hepworth, illus. by Tim Warnes (Nov. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66430-017-0). A bear and cub experience the seasons and celebrate their love. Ages 3–7.
Love Is in the Little Things by Stella J. Jones, illus. by Jane Massey (Nov. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66430-041-5). This story of the friendship between a child and a bear depicts some of the ways we show our love to the important people in our lives. Ages 3–7.
One Stormy Christmas by M. Christina Butler, illus. by Tina Macnaughton (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66430-030-9). When Little Hedgehog and his friends discover that the beavers are trapped in their house after a big winter storm, they work together to rescue them. Ages 3–7.
The Owl Who Dared by Stephanie Stansbie, illus. by Frances Ives (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66430-033-0). Each time a little owl spreads its wings and tumbles to the ground, Mommy Owl explains that it will take a few failures before he succeeds. Ages 3–7.
Poo in the Zoo: Merry Poop-Mas! by Steve Smallman, illus. by Ada Grey (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66430-031-6). On Christmas Eve, one of Santa’s reindeer becomes sick near Bob McGrew’s zoo; can anyone at the zoo help pull the sleigh? Ages 3–7.
Santarella: A Merry Twist on Cinderella by Suzy Senior, illus. by Lucy Semple (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66430-032-3). In this retelling, when Cinderella’s sisters leave her home alone on Christmas Eve, Santa shows up and requests her help delivering toys. Ages 3–7.
My First delivers Noisy Babies by Lauren Crisp (Sept. 26, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66435-070-0), ages up to 3. One Little offers One Little Bug: Exploring Nature for Curious Kids by Becky Davies, illus. by Jacob Souva (Aug. 15, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66435-084-7), ages 2–5. I Can Learn adds Noisy Dinosaur by Crisp, illus. by Thomas Elliott (Sept. 26, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66435-069-4), ages 3–5. 10 Things I Love About… greets 10 Things I Love About Christmas by Danielle McLean, illus. by Mark Chambers (Sept. 5, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-295-6), ages 3–7. Diary of an Accidental Witch by Perdita and Honor Cargill, illus. by Katie Saunders, following the adventures of Bea, who is accidentally enrolled in a witch school, launches with Halloween Ball (Aug. 8, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66434-058-9) and New Girl (Aug. 8, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66434-057-2), ages 6–9. Pet Rescue Adventures wags along with A Puppy’s First Christmas by Holly Webb, illus. by Sophy Williams (Sept. 5, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66434-059-6), ages 6–9. Star Friends by Linda Chapman, illus. by Kim Barnes, welcomes Mystic Forest (Sept. 5, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66434-067-1), ages 6–9. Winter Journeys by Webb, illus. by Simon Mendez and Artful Doodlers, welcomes The Orphaned Tiger (Oct. 10, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66434-061-9), ages 6–9. Joining Stitch Head by Guy Bass, illus. by Pete Williamson, is The Ghost of Grotteskew (Aug. 22, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66434-068-8), ages 7–10.
Title in Spanish
Te amo hasta la luna y las estrellas (I Love You to the Moon and Back) by Amelia Hepworth, illus. by Tim Warnes, trans. by Maria Correa and Mauricio Correa (Aug. 15, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66435-090-8), ages 2–5.
The Cat at Night by Dahlov Ipcar (Sept. 5, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-958394-22-9). The farmer’s cat takes a nighttime journey through fields, farms, forests, and even the city to see what only he can see after the sun sets. Ages 3–5.
The Great Banned-Books Bake Sale by Aya Khalil, illus. by Anait Semirdzhyan (Aug. 1, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-967-2). Upon noticing books about immigrant kids and kids of color disappearing from the school library, a girl and her classmates organize a bake sale to raise money for books to add to little free libraries around their community. Ages 6–8.
The Mushroom Man: 30th Anniversary Edition by Ethel Pochocki, illus. by Barry Moser (Sept. 5, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-958394-31-1). The beloved tale of the friendship between a misfit mushroom farmer and a mole celebrates three decades in print. Ages 6–8.
Sew Sister: The Untold Story of Jean Wright and NASA’s Seamstresses by Elise Matich (Oct. 3, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-982-5) tells the true story of a girl whose passion for space and sewing propelled her to the elite NASA sisterhood who crafted the thermal blankets protecting space shuttle astronauts from heat and radiation. Ages 6–8.
The Thing to Remember About Stargazing by Matt Forrest Esenwine, illus. by Sonia Possentini (Oct. 3, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-940-5), is an ode to stargazing with an underlying message of awe for the wonders of nature. Ages 6–8.
Ben Rothery’s Deadly and Dangerous Animals by Ben Rothery (Oct. 24, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-958394-25-0) provides a visual exploration of what it takes to be counted among the deadliest animals on Earth. Ages 9–12.
Ben Rothery’s Weird and Wonderful Animals by Ben Rothery (Oct. 24, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-958394-28-1) focuses on Earth’s most bizarre and extraordinary beasts. Ages 9–12.
Rose Wolves by Natalie Warner (Nov. 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-60309-531-0). This wordless two-color graphic novel spotlights a girl who picks an unusual flower from the forest that turns into a magical creature: a rose wolf that is missing a leg just like she is missing an arm. Ages 8–12.
You Wish by Jeff Victor (Dec. 5, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-60309-532-7). After she rubs a dusty old lamp, 10-year-old Avery is pulled from her family’s run-down gas station into a supernatural world where she’ll need to discover the power to save her family. Ages 8–12.
In Utero by Chris Gooch (Jan. 16, $24.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-60309-534-1). When 12-year-old Hailey’s mother drops her at a holiday camp held in a dilapidated mall, she meets a mysterious older girl and the pair gets caught up in a terrifying battle between two monstrous creatures who have been lying dormant for years. Ages 13 and up.
Lisa Cheese and Ghost Guitar: Attack of the Snack by Kevin Alvir (Sept. 12, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-60309-528-0) introduces unicorn girl Lisa, who dreams of being a folk singer in Earth City while she navigates a dreary day job and uses her bionic arm to fend off threatening minions from an evil, occult fast-food chain Ages 13 and up.
Johnny Boo by James Kochalka continues with Johnny Boo Is Bored! Bored! Bored! (Dec. 12, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-60309-533-4), ages 4–8. What If We Were by Axelle Lenoir issues What If We Were (Book 2) (Oct. 24, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-60309-530-3), ages 13 and up.
Transit CHILDREN’S EDITIONS
Monster-Scared by Betina Birkjær, illus. by Zarah Juul (Sept. 19, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-945492-74-7), teaches readers to tame their fears by shining a light on what scares them the most about the dark—the unknown. Ages 3–8.
The Tailor Shop at the Intersection by Ahn Jaesun (Oct. 17, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-945492-76-1) is a story about family, resilience, fashion, and staying true to who you are—told through three generations of tailors in a rapidly changing Seoul. Ages 4–12.
Dim Sum Palace by X. Fang (Sept. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77488-198-9). A girl’s love of dim sum spills over into her dreams, taking her on a fantastical food-filled adventure. Ages 3–7.
Freddie the Flyer by Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail and Fred Carmichael, illus. by Audrea Loreen-Wulf (Oct. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77488-080-7), pays homage to aviator Carmichael—the first Northern Indigenous commercial pilot—highlighting moments from his career, the beauty of the North, and the power of dreams. Ages 3–7.
The Only Way to Make Bread by Cristina Quintero, illus. by Sarah Gonzales (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7176-0), serves up an exploration of various kinds of breads. Ages 3–7.
The Three Little Mittens by Linda Bailey, illus. by Natalia Shaloshvili (Oct. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77488-011-1). A single mitten is excluded by a matching pair in this tale of friendship, belonging, and the pressure to “match.” Ages 3–7.
The Big Bang and Other Farts: A Blast Through the Past by Daisy Bird, illus. by Marianna Coppo (Aug. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6801-2). A serious documentary turns into a silly look at why important historical events happened the way they did—and the answer is always a fart. Ages 4–8.
How to Decorate a Christmas Tree by Vikki Vansickle, illus. by Miki Sato (Oct. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6858-6). A girl shares the steps for the perfect tree trimming. Ages 4–8.
The Little Books of the Little Brontës by Sara O’Leary, illus. by Briony May Smith (Oct. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6369-7), recounts the true tale of the young Brontë siblings who loved to make stories—and grew up to be among English literature’s finest writers. Ages 5–9.
Billy and the Giant Adventure by Jamie Oliver, illus. by Mónica Armiño (Jan. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77488-414-0). When Billy and his friends discover a secret way into the forbidden Waterfall Woods, they can’t resist the temptation to explore, finding a community of sprites who need their help. Ages 8–12.
Hans Christian Andersen Lives Next Door by Cary Fagan, illus. by Chelsea O’Byrne (Sept. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77488-015-9). The arrival of a mysterious new neighbor—who may be a famous author—inspires a kid to write her own poetry. Ages 9–12.
House of Ash and Bone by Joel A. Sutherland (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77488-096-8). A family who inherits an old house is haunted by a 300-year-old dead witch with plans to ensnare and consume them, in order to rise from the grave and live again. Ages 12 and up.
Ploof by Ben Clanton and Andy Chou Musser, about a friendly cloud full of feelings, debuts with Ploof (Sept. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77488-192-7), ages 2–5. Anne Chapter Book by Kallie George, illus. by Abigail Halpin, introduces Anne Dares: Inspired by Anne of Green Gables (Oct. 17, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7210-1), ages 6–9.
Pluto Rocket by Paul Gilligan revs its engines with Joe Pidge Flips a Lid (Oct. 24, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7352-7195-1), ages 6–9. Simon and Chester reappear in Super Friends! by Cale Atkinson (Jan. 2, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-77488-001-2), ages 6–9. And the Misewa Saga continues with The Portal Keeper by David A. Robertson (Oct. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77488-025-8), ages 10 and up.
My First Book of Words by Aya Khalil, illus. by Chaymaa Sobhy, takes off with My First Book Arabic Words: An ABC Rhyming Book of Arabic Language and Culture (Oct. 24, $11.99, ISBN 978-0-8048-5619-5), ages 3–8.
Twelve Animals of the Chinese Zodiac: Traditional Fables in Chinese and English—A Bilingual Storybook for Kids by Vivian Ling and Peng Wang, illus. by Yang Xi (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8048-5594-5), presents folktales, fables, and activities inspired by the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. Ages 7–12.
Superchef Family Cookbook by Darnell Superchef Ferguson, illus. by Brad Smith and Eric Bentley (Oct. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-6228-2). Ferguson tells his life story and offers inspiration and recipes for kids. Ages 8–12.
Patrick Wigglesworth’s Bizarre Bible Adventures by Liz and Jack Hagler offers Tricky Times (Aug. 8, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4964-6300-5), ages 7–12.
’Twas the Night by William Halley (Sept. 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-7607-4) provides a biblically accurate retelling of ’Twas the Night Before Christmas. Ages 3–7.
He Is There by Audra Haney (Oct. 3, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-6710-2). Using a flashlight to interact with the book, kids will learn that God is with them through all things. Ages 4–7.
Pawverbs for Kids by Jennifer Marshall Bleakley (Sept. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-6147-6) features 30 true-to-life short stories featuring kids and animals and teaching a lesson found in the Bible book of Proverbs. Ages 6–10.
The Size of Everything: Ginormous Galaxies, Itty-Bitty Quarks, and Me by Alyssa Clements (Sept. 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-6253-4) helps children understand why and how they were created and how they physically fit into God’s world. Ages 6–10.
Beacon Hill by D.J. Williams adds Secrets of the Highlands (Nov. 7, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-6270-1), ages 13 and up.
Union Square & Co.
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Sleigh! by Mo Willems (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-5277-0). Will the Pigeon’s holiday dream of driving a sleigh come true? Or will he be left out in the cold? Ages 3–5.
I Cannot Draw a Bicycle by Charise Mericle Harper (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4595-6). Horse and Cat attempt to use shapes to draw a bicycle. Ages 3–8.
Hedgehog and the Log by Pam Fong (Jan. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4853-7). Hedgehog turns his obstacle into an opportunity when his new home is destroyed. Ages 4–8.
The A&A Detective Agency: The Fairfleet Affair by K.H. Saxton (Sept. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-5012-7) follows 12-year-old friends Alex and Asha of the A&A Detective Agency as they solve the disappearance of Dr. Alistair Fairfleet, invited by the missing millionaire himself. Ages 8–12.
Alterations by Ray Xu (Jan. 30, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4584-0) highlights middle-grader Kevin Lee’s struggle of feeling invisible while yearning to be seen by all. Ages 8–12.
The Fall of the House of Tatterly by Shanna Miles (Aug. 29, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4930-5). Twelve-year-old Theo’s ability to see ghosts is a useful skill in a house full of dead relatives, but it makes him a loner at school and everywhere else, where ghosts eternally pester him for help. Ages 8–12.
The Sky over Rebecca by Matthew Fox (Nov. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-5189-6). Two worlds—and timelines—collide when 10-year-old Kara discovers mysterious footprints in the snow that lead her to another place entirely. Ages 8–12.
Tagging Freedom by Rhonda Roumani (Nov. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-5071-4) tells the story of two cousins—one from Massachusetts and one from Syria—as they grapple with war and adjust to a new life together. Ages 8–12.
For Girls Who Walk Through Fire by Kim DeRose (Sept. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4887-2). Armed with a spell book and the help of fellow survivors of sexual assault in her support group, Elliot begins to exact magical revenge on their unrepentant assailants. Ages 14 and up.
Red by Annie Cardi (Jan. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-5130-8). In this retelling of The Scarlet Letter, a conservative teen girl is groomed by her church youth minister and is then shunned by her community when she gets an abortion. Ages 14 and up.
Straight Expectations by Calum McSwiggan (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-5165-0). An out and proud gay teen gets into a fight with his best friend and wishes himself straight—and gets more than he bargained for. Ages 14 and up.
Pigeon Private Detectives by Christee Curran-Bauer debuts with The Case of the Missing Tarts (Aug. 29, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4361-7) and The Case of the Poached Painting (Nov. 28, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4362-4), ages 6–9. Bunny vs. Monkey by Jamie Smart takes off with Bunny vs. Monkey (Sept. 5, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-5032-5), ages 8–12. Ethan Fairmont is back in Too Many Interesting Things Are Happening to Ethan Fairmont by Nick Brooks (Nov. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4710-3), ages 8–12. Graveyard Girls by Lisi Harrison and Daniel Kraus gains Scream for the Camera (Oct. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4456-0), ages 8–12. How It Happened fires up the oven for Pizza: The Cool Stories and Facts Behind Every Slice by Paige Towler (Nov. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4500-0), ages 8–12 Our Tomorrow by Sir Darius Brown primps for Project Pawsome: Saving Shelter Pets One Bow Tie at a Time (Sept. 5, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68462-070-8), ages 8–12. And new to Quest Kids by Mark Leiknes is Quest Kids and the Dark Prophecy of Doug (Sept. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4628-1), ages 8–12.
Univ. of Nebraska
Ted Kooser: More Than a Local Wonder by Carla Ketner (Nov. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-4962-3677-7) is a biography of Ted Kooser, the 13th U.S. poet laureate. Ages 5 and up.
Boot Camp by Gina Musa (Nov. 14, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-998854-08-0). Whitney tackles her fears about working out by attending a five-week summer boot camp. Ages 12 and up.
Death Is My BFF by Katarina E. Tonks (Sept. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-998854-27-1). When Faith Williams almost loses her life during a robbery, Death spares her soul, promising to return when she’s 18 and collect it. Ages 14 and up.
Love and Other Wicked Things by Philline Harms (Aug. 22, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-990259-94-4). When 19-year-old witch Valerie arrives in Oakriver looking for answers about her mother’s disappearance there 17 years ago, she meets local witch Rhia and romantic sparks fly. Ages 14 and up.
Web of Life
This Old Madrone Tree by Barbara Herkert, illus. by Marlo Garnsworthy (Sept. 21, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-970039-04-7), charts the animal life swirling around a madrone tree, as it stands sentinel through the seasons of the Pacific Northwest. Ages 5–9.
Annabel Karmel’s My First Cookbook by Annabel Karmel, illus. by Alex Willmore (Sept. 19, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-80453-526-4), features simple recipes for children and includes information on basic kitchen skills. Ages 4–8.
Land of Hunters: Earth’s Most Fearsome Predators by Clive Gifford, illus. by Howard Gray (Oct. 17, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-971-3), provides an exploration of Earth’s deadliest predators across time. Ages 6–8.
An Unofficial Guide to the World of Studio Ghibli by Michael Leader and Jake Cunningham (Sept. 5, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-80338-124-4), is a comprehensive guide to the history of Studio Ghibli films, from the creators of the podcast and book Ghibliotheque. Ages 7–10.
Checkmate! The Young Player’s Complete Guide to Chess by John Foley (Oct. 3, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-83935-248-5) presents rules, tactics, strategies, and diagrams for beginner chess players. Ages 8–12.
The Football Encyclopedia FIFA by Emily Stead (Oct. 31, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-80453-540-0) contains facts, stats, records, and profiles about FIFA soccer. Ages 8–12.
Interview with offers Interview with van Gogh and Other Astonishing Artists by Andy Seed, illus. by Gareth Conway (Aug. 22, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-78312-918-8), ages 7–10.
Mommy, Baby and Me! Living with a New Baby by Moira Butterfield, illus. by Gwen Millward (Aug. 8, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-80338-127-5), shows the ways a parent can work with a child to welcome their new sibling. Ages 3–5.
An Invitation to the Botanic Gardens by Charlotte Guillain, illus. by Helen Shoesmith (Jan. 23, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-80338-137-4), gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at the work of a botanical garden, including information about the plants, how they grow, climate change, and the importance of insects. Ages 6–8.
The Hidden World of Magical Creatures by Maz Evans, illus. by Robert Ingpen (Aug. 22, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-80338-174-9), features 28 mythical creatures and monsters from all over the world. Ages 8–12.
Story of Now by Shelina Jan-mohamed (Aug. 8, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-80338-146-6) examines the modern culture of Britain, the Commonwealth, and all countries historically connected to the former empire. Ages 10 and up.
Around the World takes a spin with Around the World in 80 Buildings by David Long, illus. by Lou Baker Smith (Nov. 14, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-80338-138-1), and Around the World in 80 Dogs by Kristyna Litten (Oct. 3, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-80338-112-1), ages 7–10.
Mr. Mornington’s Favorite Things by Karen George (Aug. 15, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-80130-102-2) focuses on the friendship between a girl and her neighbor with dementia. Ages 3–5.
Pixies vs. Fairies by Aubrey Jones, illus. by Katy Halford (Sept. 5, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-80130-135-0). Alice is recruited to save the pixie Queen from the fairies in this chapter book series launch. Ages 6–8.
Bella Bright and the Ghost Game by Carolyn Ward (Sept. 5, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-80130-134-3). Eleven-year-old Bella must rescue her three new friends from a ghost that has locked them in the house on Halloween night. Ages 9–14.
Call the Puffins by Cath Howe, illus. by Ella Okstad, flaps along with Tiny’s Brave Rescue (Oct. 17, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-80130-122-0), ages 5–8. My Mom Is a Spy by Andy McNab, illus. by Nathan Reed, adds On Safari (Jan. 30, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-80130-106-0), ages 7–11. And The After School Detective Club meets for The Tale of the Headless Horseman by Mark Dawson, illus. by Ben Mantle (Jan. 23, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-80130-115-2),
Dinosaur Adventures by Mia Cassany, illus. by Susie Hammer (Sept. 5, $8.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-914519-92-5), is a fold-out story book that transforms into a mat where children can see where dinosaurs used to live. Ages 3–5.
Space Adventures by Mia Cassany, illus. by Hammer (Sept. 5, $8.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-914519-90-1). This fold-out story book turns into a mat depicting planets, comets, asteroids, stars ,and rockets. Ages 3–5.
What Does a Jellyfish Eat? Discover How Your Favorite Animals Feed and What Makes Them Special by Octavio Pintos, illus. by Martin Iannuzzi (Aug. 8, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-914519-87-1), shares hundreds of facts about animals’ behavior. Ages 7–10.
Dogs to the Rescue by Lucas Riera, illus. by Grace Helmer (Aug. 22, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-73909-903-9), presents 19 true-life stories of dogs that performed heroic deeds. Ages 8–12.
Formula 1: An Illustrated Introduction by Luigi Cassini della Riviera, illus. by Neil Stevens (Sept. 12, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-80069-800-0). This guide to Formula 1 racing includes history, biographies, and stats. Ages 8–12.
Team Up by Francesca Ferretti de Blonay, celebrating iconic and important collaborations in history, launches with Andy Warhol & Jean-Michel Basquiat, illus. by Bernat Velo (Aug. 23, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-914519-79-6); Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera, illus. by Tania Garcia (Aug. 23, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-914519-83-3); and John Lennon & Yoko Ono, illus. by Carmen Casado (Aug. 23, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-914519-74-1), ages 12 and up.
Sound Switch Wonder by Christine Ko and Owen Whang, illus. by Katie Crumpton (Nov. 21, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-5131-4145-9). Inspired by the authors’ real lives, this picture book shares what sound means for one Deaf boy as he experiences the world with cochlear implants. Ages 5–8.
S.N.O.T.S. by David Mansch, blending gross-out humor and video games, blasts off with Call of Doody (Nov. 7, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-5131-4151-0), ages 7–10.
What on Earth
How to Chat Chicken: Your Guide to the Languages of Elephants, Dolphins, Bees, Geckos, and Lots More! by Nick Crumpton, illus. by Adrienne Barman (Oct. 3, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-80466-043-0). Crumpton acts as translator and guide through the animal kingdom in this humorous book about animal communication. Ages 5–7.
Evolution by Sarah Darwin and Eva Maria Sadowski, illus. by Olga Baumert (Sept. 5, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-912920-54-9). Real-life scientists Darwin (great-great-granddaugher of Charles Darwin) and Sadowski enlighten readers about the facts of evolution. Ages 8–12.
Christmas Is Coming! by Claudia Bordin (Sept. 12, $14.99, ISBN 978-88-544-1816-5). Readers can journey through Santa’s village in this advent calendar book with 24 flaps containing stories, crafts, recipes, and more. Ages 5–8.
The Great Book of Forest Legends by Tea Orsi, illus. by Anna Lang (Oct. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-88-544-1919-3) offers 11 short stories about magical creatures of the forest. Ages 7–10.
Top Ten by Cristina Banfi adds The Most Dangerous Dinosaurs (Oct. 3, $9.99, ISBN 978-88-544-1991-9) and The Most Explosive Volcanoes by Cristina Banfi (Oct. 3, $9.99, ISBN 978-88-544-1992-6), ages 6–9. Young Explorers by Daniela Celli, illus. by Laura Re, ramps up with Around New York (Nov. 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-88 -544-1994-0) and Around Rome (Nov. 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-88-544-2011-3), ages 6–10. And Malala Yousafzai (Sept. 5, $9.99, ISBN 978-88-544-2009-0) and The Beatles (Sept. 5, $9.99, ISBN 978-88-544-2010-6) join Genius by Claire Sipi, illus. by Leanne Goodall, ages 7–12.
Be Wild: Amazing Animal Behaviors to Inspire Growing Humans by Leigh Crandall (Sept. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0628-8) shows how acting like an animal isn’t always a bad thing—in fact, there’s a lot we can learn about good manners from our friends in the wild. Ages 4–8.
Lila and the Jack-o’-Lantern: Halloween Comes to America by Nancy Churnin (Sept. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-8079-0). An Irish immigrant moves to America, bringing along a now-beloved Halloween tradition. Ages 4–8.
Mama’s Year with Cancer by Nancy Churnin and Shayna Vincent (Sept. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-8079-0) explores the impact of a parent’s cancer diagnosis on a child’s daily life, while offering kids ways to help loved ones on their recovery journey. Ages 4–8.
Our Class Is a Country by Andria W. Rosenbaum (Sept. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-6164-5). Students of different races, ethnicities, and abilities welcome readers to their class in this read-aloud. Ages 4–8.
Smout and the Lighthouse by Jane Yolen and John Patrick Pazdziora (Sept. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-8079-0). As he and his father visit one of the many lighthouses along the Scottish coast that were built by their family, young Robert Louis Stevenson begins composing a story in his head—one with storms, shipwrecks, and pirates—that will one day be published as Treasure Island. Ages 4–8.
The Thunder Pause by Sheri Mabry (Oct. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7914-5). After an angry outburst, a child takes a cue from nature to find calm. Ages 4–8.
Valentines for All by Nancy Churnin (Nov. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-6711-1), tells how the enterprising Esther Howland helped establish a tradition that Americans still observe today. Ages 4–8.
When We Had to Leave Home by Linda Ravin Lodding (Oct. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7481-2). Displaced by conflict in Ukraine, a girl and her family must start again in a new country. Ages 4–8.
A Chip & Ben Book introduces My Friend Ben and the New Neighbor by Charles Beyl (Sept. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-5281-0), ages 4–8. Great Big Feelings adds Way Past Embarrassed by Hallee Adelman (Sept. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-8098-1), in which a student learns to ask for help even when it’s difficult, ages 4–8. Daisy Bubble: A Price Crash on Galapagos (Oct. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-5246-9) and Princess Persephone and the Money Wizards: Inflation Comes to Ganymede (Oct. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-5248-3) join Money Tales by Sheila Bair, ages 4–8. And Tell Me Why gains We Need the Amazon Rain Forest (Oct. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7780-6) and The Ocean Is More Than a Home for Fish (Oct. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7782-0) by Robert E. Wells, ages 4–8.
How Are You Feeling? Explore All of Your Emotions by Lisa Fyfe (Sept. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5235-2330-6). This interactive board book teaches babies and toddlers about their emotions. Ages up to 4.
Welcome to the Opera: Discover the Enchanting World of Opera with Mozart’s the Magic Flute by Carolyn Sloan (Oct. 10, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-5235-1696-4) introduces young readers to opera with 12 interactive sound buttons and an illustrated performance of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Ages 4 and up.
Meet the Megafauna! Get to Know 20 of the Largest Animals to Ever Roam the Earth by Gabrielle Balkan, illus. by Quang and Lien (Aug. 15, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5235-0860-0), spotlights the mostly extinct class of enormous animals that thrived during the Pleistocene era after the extinction of the dinosaurs. Ages 7–10.
Cat Jokes vs. Dog Jokes/Dog Jokes vs. Cat Jokes: A Read-from-Both-Sides Comic Book by David Lewman, illus. by John McNamee (Aug. 15, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5235-1205-8). Cats vs. dogs takes on a whole new angle in this comic-style joke collection designed as a read-from-both-sides volume. Ages 7–11.
The Presidents Decoded: A Guide to the Leaders Who Shaped Our Nation by Katie Kennedy, illus. by Monique Steele (Oct. 17, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5235-1586-8), shines a light on American history through the lens of the leaders who shaped our nation—good, bad, and everything in between—through the documents that confirm what really happened. Ages 10 and up.
Indestructibles expands with Sesame Street: Elmo Says Surprise! (Oct. 10, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5235-1975-0) and Sesame Street: Starring Abby Cadabby! (Oct. 10, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5235-1976-7), ages up to 4.
Home Is Calling: The Journey of the Monarch Butterfly by Katherine Pryor, illus. by Ellie Peterson (Aug. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5460-0313-7), follows monarch butterflies as they embark on their annual transcontinental journey home. Ages 4–7.
Brindlefox by John Sandford (Aug. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5460-0372-4) tells the story of a reclusive fox, the tree that begins growing from his back, and the fearless stranger who opens his heart to friendship. Ages 4–8.
Who Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? by Paula Faris, illus. by Bhagya Madanasinghe (Sept. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5460-0376-2), encourages children to dream not just about a future career, but about the kind of person they want to become. Ages 4–8.
Baby Virtues by Maria Marianayagam begins with Baby Courage (Jan. 30, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5460-0618-3), ages up to 3. First Words, illus. by Madeleine Marie, makes its debut with First Words of Christmas (Oct. 3, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5460-0535-3), ages up to 3. Yappy Days! adds Yappy Valentine’s Day! (Nov. 28, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5460-0536-0), ages 2–5. And the Inkwell Chronicles by J.D. Peabody continues with Race to Krakatoa (Sept. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5460-0417-2), ages 8–12.
My Breathing Earth by Paul Many, illus. by Tisha Lee (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-953458-62-9). A child marvels at Earth’s many wonders from morning to night. Ages 4–8.
The Palace Rat by Lynne Marie, illus. by Eva Santana (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-953458-64-3). Henri the rat ultimately discovers the meaning of true riches when his life as the pampered pet of King Louis XIV comes to an end. Ages 4–8.
The Invisible Elephant by Anna Anisimova, illus. by Yulia Sidneva, trans. by Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp (Aug. 1, $22, ISBN 978-1-63206-324-3), centers on a blind girl who joyfully explores her environment using her other senses and vivid imagination. Ages 8–10.
The House of the Lost on the Cape by Sachiko Kashiwaba, trans. by Avery Fischer Udagawa, illus. by Yukiko Saito (Sept. 12, $18, ISBN 978-1-63206-337-3), tells the story of three generations of women adapting to their new home, and its mythical inhabitants, in the tragic aftermath of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake disaster. Ages 8–13.
The Doomsday Archives by Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos (Jan. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63893-030-3). This series launch follows three friends who discover that the eerie urban legends they’ve been obsessively collecting may not be just make-believe. Ages 8–12.
A Tall Dark Trouble by Vanessa Montalban (Aug. 29, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-63893-012-9). A Cuban American family of brujas get entangled in love, magic, and murder, in this tale alternating between 1980s Cuba and present-day Miami. Ages 14 and up.
Kiki Finds Her Voice: Be True to You and Embrace Your God-Given Gifts by Kierra Sheard-Kelly, illus. by Paul Kellam (Jan. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-310-14179-2). When the school talent show causes tension between her and her friends, Kiki learns what it means to follow your heart and be a leader. Ages 4–8.
Faithful Friends: Favorite Stories of People in the Bible by Marcy Kelleher (Oct. 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-310-14355-0). Handmade doll photographs illustrate the stories of more than 40 men and women of the Bible. Ages 4–10.
Enemies in the Orchard: A World War 2 Novel in Verse by Dana VanderLugt (Sept. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-310-15577-5) is a middle grade novel in verse inspired by the true story of the German POWs hired to work in a family’s Michigan apple orchard in October 1944. Ages 9–12.
Read and Rhyme the First Christmas by Glenys Nellist, illus. by Ag Jatkowska (Oct. 3, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-310-76253-9), tells the story of Jesus’s birth through interactive rhyming and lift-the-flap illustrations. Ages up to 4.
God, I Feel... by Michelle Nietert and Tama Fortner, illus. by Nomar Perez, welcomes God, I Feel Scared: Bringing Big Emotions to a Bigger God (Oct. 3, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-310-14089-4), ages 4–8.
A Wimee’s Words Book by Stephanie Kammeraad issues Wimee Learns About Money (Jan. 2, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-310-15361-0), ages 4–8. A Fiona the Hippo Book, illus. by Richard Cowdrey, grows with You’ve Got This, Fiona: A Book About Change (Aug. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-310-77087-9), ages 4–8. And Turnabout Tales by Raymond Arroyo, illus. by Jacqui Davis, offers The Magnificent Mischief of Tad Lincoln (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-310-79382-3), ages 4–8.
Our Divine Mischief by Hanna Howard (Oct. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-310-15622-2). Told from three perspectives, this fantasy inspired by Scottish history includes battle scenes, a love story, and an exploration of the powerful bond between dogs and humans. Ages 12 and up.