The Dream Kite by Grace Hallworth, illus. by Sophie Bass (Sept. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-84976-888-7). After Arty has a magical dream about flying a multi-colored kite, his family helps him make a similar one for the kite festival. Ages 5–7.

I’m Fine, Thanks! by Jono Ganz (Sept. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-84976-885-6). When things go wrong on an adventure with her friends, will Little One find the courage to ask for help? Ages 5–7.

Not in the Mood by Joseph Namara Hollis (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-84976-886-3). Hedgehog’s pals help him understand that it’s okay to have tough days after he wakes up feeling sad and doesn’t know why. Ages 5–7.

The Sun and the Rhinoceros by Ndalu de Almeida, illus. by Catalina Vasquez (Sept. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-84976-904-4). Plagued with sorrow, a rhino learns a lesson from the sun about the secret to happiness. Ages 5–7.

Thames & Hudson

Goodnight, Starry Night: Bedtime Poems Inspired by Works of Art by Joseph Coelho, illus. by Allison Colpoys (Sept. 24, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65333-3), compiles 14 art-inspired poems by the current U.K. Children’s Laureate. Ages 3–6.

The Girl and the Robot Heart by Neal Hoskins, illus. by Monika Vaicenaviciene (Sept. 24, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65289-3). On Christmas Eve, when a girl’s toy robot asks what’s inside a human heart, she describes it as a series of rooms filled with storybooks and builds the robot its own heart by telling stories about her hometown. Ages 4–8.

Black Artists Shaping the World (picture book ed.) by Sharna Jackson, illus. by Marilyn Esther Chi (Oct. 22, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65340-1). This adaptation of the adult book of the same title introduces 14 works of contemporary art and their creators. Ages 5–8.

Dear Vincent by Michael Bird, illus. by Ella Beech (Sept. 24, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65338-8). Drawing on letters exchanged by Vincent van Gogh and his brother, Theo, this book spotlights the artist at a joyous time of his life in the south of France. Ages 5–8.

The Vincent Van Gogh Atlas by Nienke Denekamp and René Van Blerk, illus. by Geert Gratama (Sept. 3, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65372-2), presents a guide to the many places where van Gogh lived and painted. Ages 9–14.

How to Be a Manga Artist by Balthazar Pagan and Asuka Ozumi, illus. by Silvia Vanni (Oct. 29, $19.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-500-66029-4). The author of How to Draw a Graphic Novel offers instructions for creating manga, from idea to story to printing and promotion. Ages 12 and up.


If I Had a... gains If I Had a Dragon by Gabby Dawnay, illus. by Alex Barrow (Sept. 10, $15.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65363-0), ages 3–6. Wild by Nature releases A Field Guide to Autumn: Play and Learn in Nature by Dawnay, illus. by Dorien Brouwers (Sept. 3, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65352-4), ages 4–8. And Go Wild adds Are Wolves Afraid of the Dark? by Huw Lewis Jones, illus. by Sam Caldwell (Sept. 3, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65322-7), ages 7–10.

Three Rooms

Of Blood and Lightning by Micki Janae (Oct. 8, $17 paper, ISBN 978-1-953103-44-4). Seven BIPOC and queer teens who inherit the powers of the gods endeavor to find the missing Fates, restore the Codex, and save the ancient world. Ages 14–18.

Tiger Tales

Adventure Babies: A Counting Book with Mirror! by Rosamund Lloyd, illus. by Chris Dickason (Aug. 27, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6643-5127-1). Babies skydive, surf, and deep-sea dive in this counting tale. Ages 1–3.

I Love You So Mush! A Mushroom Friends Story Book by Danielle McLean, illus. by Beatrice Tinarelli (Aug. 20, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6643-5129-5). This book about friendship and love features mushroom characters and die cuts. Ages 2–4.

Blessings for Us All: Inspirational Messages from Faith and Cultures Around the World by Samantha Sweeney, illus. by Zhi Ling Lee (Sept. 24, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6643-5119-6), collects messages of hope from faiths and cultures around the world. Ages 2–5.

Five Sparkling Snowmen: A Rhyming Count Down Christmas Board Book by Nicola Edwards, illus. by Alex Patrick (Sept. 3, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6643-5091-5). On Christmas Eve, snowmen have a snowball fight, bake cookies, and sing carols. Ages 2–5.

How It Works: Fire Truck by Molly Littleboy, illus. by David Semple (Sept. 24, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6643-5128-8). Layered die cuts introduce fire trucks and how they work. Ages 2–5.

Hugs and Squishy Kisses! With a Squishy, Sparkly Heart! by Danielle McLean, illus. by Jordan Wray (Nov. 5, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6643-5118-9). This book celebrating the love between a child and their grown-up features a soft heart visible through the front cover and on each spread. Ages 2–5.

Llama in Love: A Touch-and-Feel Book by Rosie Adams, illus. by Lucy Barnard (Sept. 17, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6643-5130-1). Llama searches for a friend in this book with touch-and-feel textures. Ages 2–5.

A Magical Christmas: A Padded Christmas Story Book by Claire Freedman, illus. by Gail Yerrill (Sept. 3, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6643-5134-9). Little Mouse’s family celebrates all that makes Christmas special. Ages 2–5.

My Busy Noisy Day: Play and Pretend with 26 Sound Buttons! by Sophie Aggett, illus. by Malgorzata Detner (Sept. 10, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6643-5121-9). Kids press buttons to hear sounds such as a cell phone ringing, keys jingling, and a horn honking. Ages 2–5.

Night Night, Sleepy Elves: A Lift-the-Flap Bedtime Christmas Book by Selina Wood, illus. by Gareth Wiliams (Sept. 3, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6643-5114-1). Elves help Santa get ready for Christmas in this book with die-cut pages and flaps. Ages 2–5.

Sweet Dreams: Touch-and-Feel Flaps by Becky Davies, illus. by Hannah Abbo (Aug. 13, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6643-5123-3). Sleepy animal families star in this bedtime book with textured flaps. Ages 2–5.

Thanksgiving Friends: A Touch-and-Feel Book of Thanksgiving and Friendship by Tammi Salzano, illus. by Seb Braun (Aug. 6, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6643-5115-8), reveals a holiday celebration. Ages 2–5.

We Hug Night Night by Patricia Hegarty, illus. by Thomas Elliott (Sept. 17, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6643-5131-8). Animal parents and their babies share bedtime hugs. Ages 2–5.

Word Museum: Introducing Early Words Through Culture by Isabel Otter, illus. by Sophie Ledesma (Oct. 8, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6643-5122-6), introduces words and subjects that are represented in museums, such as archaeology, natural history, and science and technology. Ages 2–5.

Hank Goes Honk by Maudie Powell-Tuck, illus. by Duncan Beedie (Sept. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-6643-0050-7). A loud, rude goose learns to be more considerate of his friends. Ages 3–7.

Papa’s Butter Chicken: A Celebration of Family and Community by Monica Saigal, illus. by Abeeha Tariq (Oct. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-6643-0044-6), pays tribute to Indian heritage, father-daughter relationships, and the importance of sharing with others. Ages 3–7.

You Are My Everything by Kelly Conroy, illus. by Abigail Hookham (Nov. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-6643-0048-4). Following a parent and child elephant on their annual migration to join the herd, this story celebrates the ways in which a child is everything to their parent. Ages 3–7.

All Aboard the Bedtime Bus by Karl Newson, illus. by Tim Budgen (Sept. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-6643-0042-2). Animals on the bedtime bus brush teeth, take a bath, put on pajamas, and read a bedtime story. Ages 4–8.

The Armadillo Who Came for Dinner by Steve Smallman, illus. by Joelle Dreidemy (Aug. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-6643-0043-9). When a tough armadillo saves Little Lamb from a tricky situation, he finds his softer side. Ages 4–8.

High Top: Sole Mates by Tom Lacey (Oct. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-6643-0059-0). When High Top’s over-the-top plan to show his friends how much he loves them goes awry, they return his affection. Ages 4–8.

The Littlest Christmas Tree by Jane Chapman (Sept. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-6643-0047-7). Cubby cannot bear to say goodbye to his perfect Little Tree, but thanks to Daddy, he won’t have to. Ages 4–8.

Small Steps, Big Change by Annemarie Cool, illus. by James Jones (Aug. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-6643-0045-3), offers 14 environmental tips inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Ages 8–12.


My First issues Noisy Christmas: My First Touch and Feel Sound Book by Hettie Cox (Sept. 3, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6643-5132-5), ages up to 3. Little Voices chimes in with How We Feel (Aug. 6, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6643-5124-0) and How We Share (Aug. 6, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-6643-5125-7) by Leah Osakwe, illus. by Becky Paige, ages 2–5. 10 Things I Love About presents 10 Things I Love About Hanukkah by Natalie Barnes, illus. by Aviel Basil (Aug. 6, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-302-1); and 10 Things I Love About You by Sophie Aggett, illus. by Rosie Butcher (Nov. 5, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-68010-296-3), ages 3–7. Diary of an Accidental Witch picks up School Trip by Perdita Cargill and Honor Cargill, illus. by Katie Saunders (Aug. 13, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6643-4078-7), ages 6–9. Star Friends releases Dream Shield by Linda Chapman, illus. by Kim Barnes (Sept. 10, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6643-4080-0), ages 6–9. And Stitch Head continues with The Beast of Grubbers Nubbin by Guy Bass, illus. by Pete Williamson (Aug. 20, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6643-4079-4), ages 7–10.

Tilbury House

Courage, Every Day by Wai Mei Wong, illus. by Kirsti Beautyman (Sept. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-6689-4511-7). A girl’s father explains that courage comes in the form of big, heroic feats—as well as the smaller everyday choices we make. Ages 4–8.

Listen, Wonder, Ask by Elly Berke, illus. by Luciana Navarro Powell (Sept. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-6689-4510-0). Children speak with neighbors and friends from different backgrounds and learn about their cultures. Ages 4–8.

Who Knew? The Wonders of Biomimicry by Kathleen Madden (Sept. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-88448-993-1) focuses on materials such as Velcro and drone technology that are inspired by nature and its creatures. Ages 4–8.

Finding Rebecca by Shani Mahiri King, illus. by Nicole Tadgell (Oct. 15, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-958394-08-3), traces the challenges and accomplishments of Rebecca Lee Crumpler, America’s first Black woman doctor. Ages 7–10.

Who Needs a Statue? by Eve Laplante and Margy Burns Knight, illus. by Alix Delinois (Oct. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-88448-951-1), explains the achievements of individuals commemorated in the National Statue Collection at the U.S. Capitol Building and other sites. Ages 7–10.


Hearing Things by Ben Sears (Sept. 3, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-6626-6543-1). Tim’s cat helps him find a way to cheer up his sister, a teenage musician, after their move to a new neighborhood. Ages 4–7.


Dying to Ask: 38 Questions from Kids About the Afterlife by Ellen Duthie and Anna Juan Cantavella, illus. by Andrea Antinori (Sept. 17, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-962098-06-9), compiles questions about death posed by children worldwide. Ages 6–10.


An Anishinaabe Christmas by Wab Kinew, illus. by Erin Hill (Oct. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-7748-8357-0). On the way to celebrating Christmas with Mooshom Kookom on the Rez, Baby learns about her family’s traditions and how they observe Anishinaabe Christmas. Ages 3–7.

Boy Here, Boy There by Chuck Groenink (Oct. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-7748-8106-4) imagines an encounter between Homo sapiens and our Neanderthal cousins based on the expanding understanding of prehistoric peoples. Ages 3–7.

A Face Is a Poem by Julie Morstad (Sept. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6756-5) guides readers through a playful and fantastical exploration of the unique eyes, noses, mouths, freckles, wrinkles, scars, and one-of-a-kind marks that make up a face. Ages 3–7.

Frostfire by Elly MacKay (Oct. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6698-8). Dragon-expert Miriam and her curious little sister Celeste take a magical winter's day walk through their garden, where a snow dragon just might be hiding. Ages 3–7.

Honk Honk, Beep Beep, Putter Putt! by Rukhsana Khan, illus. by Chaaya Prabhat (Sept. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7748-8264-1). Ibraheem and his cat, Mitu, join Baba on a rickshaw trip through the big city, where vehicles of all sorts and sizes have their own language to help them navigate the busy streets. Ages 3–7.

It Bears Repeating by Tanya Tagaq, illus. by Cee Pootoogook (Aug. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7748-8055-5). Readers can count up to 10 polar bears waving goodbye and learn some basic Inuktitut words along the way. Ages 3–7.

My Grammie’s House by Lana Button, illus. by Skye Ali (Sept. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-7748-8078-4). When Grammie’s house goes up for a sale, her precocious grandchild gives potential buyers a tour, pointing out all the best spots and fond memories. Ages 3–7.

The Spark in Me by Miguel Tanco (Sept. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-7748-8580-2). A girl ponders the magic of the world around her via her passion for physics and desire to know about how things work. Ages 4–7.

Tove and the Island with No Address by Lauren Soloy (Oct. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-7748-8315-0). A day on the island with no address sparks imagination and creativity for a young Tove Jansson in this picture book homage to the Finnish author and artist. Ages 4–7.

We Are Definitely Human by X. Fang (Aug. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-7748-8202-3). Three aliens crash-land on Earth and, in order to fix their spaceship, must convince their new friends that they are definitely human too. Ages 4–8.

Whalesong: The True Story of the Musician Who Talked to Orcas by Zachariah OHora (Sept. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-7748-8394-5) introduces the story of Paul Horn, a musician who communicated with orcas through the power of music in the 1970s. Ages 4–8.

Barnaby Unboxed! by The Fan Brothers and Devin Fan (Sept. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-7748-8243-6). After being brought home as a perfect pet, half-mouse half-elephant Barnaby starts feeling neglected when his owner gets a new, even more perfect pet, and sets off on his own adventure. Ages 5–9.

Fantastic Lou: Little Comics from Real Life by Qin Leng (Jan. 28, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-7748-8567-3). Brief comics inspired by real life feature Lou, a curious boy on a joyful journey of self-discovery and self-expression. Ages 5–9.

Billy and the Epic Escape by Jamie Oliver, illus. by Mónica Armiño (Oct. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-7748-8419-5). When the magical Waterfall Woods come under attack from a mysterious red woman, it’s up to Billy and his friends to save the day. Ages 8–12.

I Am Wind by Rachel Poliquin, illus. by Rachel Wada (Nov. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7218-7). With the help of diagrams and fact-filled sidebars, Wind explains what causes the air to move, describes its favorite forms, and shows how it influences the landscape. Ages 8–12.

Reasons to Look at the Night Sky by Danielle Daniel (Oct. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7748-8353-2). Everything changes for aspiring astronaut Luna when her teacher introduces art into her science class. Ages 9–12.

Team Park by Angela Ahn (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7748-8343-3). When an injury forces Evan to take a break from team sports, he enlists his family to compete in a ninja competition as part of his rehab. Ages 9–12.

Boy vs. Shark by Paul Gilligan (Oct. 15, $20.99, ISBN 978-1-7748-8044-9). In the summer of 1975, 10-year-old Paul Gilligan must face his fears when everyone else is obsessed with the movie Jaws and it turns him into a cowering mess. Ages 10 and up.

Tig by Heather Smith (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6749-7). After being abandoned by her mother, Tig is sent to live with her uncle and his partner and decides to take up competitive cheese rolling to cope with her big feelings. Ages 10 and up.

The Afterdark by E. Latimer (Jan. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-7748-8224-5). Evie and Holland slowly become obsessed with each other while fighting the urge to give into the darkness that haunts the shadows of Northcroft boarding school. Ages 14 and up.

The Kiss of the Nightingale by Adi Denner (Oct. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-7748-8525-3). In a quest to save her sister, Cleodora is torn between stealing magical Talents for Lady Dahlia and falling for her intended victim, the Vicomte Lenoir, in an alternative historical Paris. Ages 14 and up.


Ploof pulls out all the colors for Paint with Ploof by Ben Clanton and Andy Chou Musser (Oct. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-7748-8194-1), ages 2–5. Towed by Toad by Jashar Awan, following the adventures of a tow truck-driving Toad, launches with Towed by Toad (Sept. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-7748-8348-8), ages 3–7. An Anne Chapter Book adds Anne Dreams by Kallie George, illus. by Abigail Halpin (Aug. 6, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7213-2), ages 6–9. Simon and Chester are back in Super Frenemies! by Cale Atkinson (Sept. 24, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-7748-8004-3), ages 6–9. Esme! is back in Troop Esme by Lourdes Heuer, illus. by Marissa Valdez (Aug. 13, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6946-0), ages 7–10. The Misewa Saga gains The Sleeping Giant by David A. Robertson (Aug. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-7748-8182-8), ages 10 and up. Fractured Kingdom, a romantasy trilogy, begins with Prophecy by Maureen Fergus (Jan. 14, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-7748-8607-6), ages 12 and up. And joining Rebel Skies by Ann Sei Lin is Rebel Fire (Sept. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-7748-8401-0), ages 12 and up. Megabat ramps up with From Megabat With Love by Anna Humphrey, illus. by Kris Easler (Dec. 10, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-7168-5), ages 7–10. New to Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao is Heavenly Tyrant (Dec. 24, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6998-9), ages 14 and up.

Tyndale Kids

My Hair Can by Matt Forté, illus. by Sophia Green (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-8089-7). A diverse range of children describe their hair and the various ways they can wear it. Ages 4–7.

You Are Beloved by Rev. Chris Lee and Jenny Lee (Oct. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-7865-8) is a story based on a poem by St. Francis, which uses the four icons of the gospels to show different character traits of God. Ages 4–8.


Barnyard Blessings celebrates Christmas in the Barnyard by Dandi Daley Mackall (Sept. 3, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4964-8258-7), ages up to 4. And Marvels of the Wild issues Wonders of the Ocean Realm by Tricia Goyer and Sherri Seligson (Jan. 7, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4964-8646-2), ages 8–12.


Hurt Help Hope: A Real Conversation About Teen Grief and Life After Loss by Clarissa Moll and Fiona Moll (Oct. 8, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4964-8724-7). This book by a grieving teen and her mother provides practical strategies to process emotional pain. Ages 12 and up.


Beacon Hill adds Battle of Lion Rock by D.J. Williams (Jan. 7, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-6275-6), ages 13–18.


Everybody Toots: A Funny Read Aloud Picture Book About Farting Animals by Jonny Leighton, illus. by Mike Byrne (Sept. 3, $17.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-64604-727-7). Aiming to teach kids that passing gas is normal and okay, this book features a menagerie of animal characters. Ages 3–5.

How to Cook for a Dragon: Olde Recipes for Young Chefs by Samuel Kaplan and Keith Riegert (Sept. 3, $19.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-64604-750-5) serves up dragon-friendly recipes with a side of dragonology. Ages 5–12.

Jurassic Girl: The Adventures of Mary Anning, Paleontologist and the First Female Fossil Hunter by Michele C. Hollow (Sept. 10, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64604-718-5) profiles this young fossil hunter who became a celebrated paleontologist. Ages 8–12.

Sports Superstars from Black History: Inspiring Stories from the Amazing Careers of Serena Williams, Simone Biles, Allyson Felix, LeBron James, and Many More African American Sports Legends by Sophia Murphy (Oct. 1, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64604-720-8) spotlights 12 Black athletes who overcame challenges to achieve their dreams. Ages 8–13.


How to Draw picks up Drawing Chibi Food: Learn How to Draw Kawaii Onigiri, Adorable Dumplings, Yummy Donuts, and Other Cute and Tasty Dishes by Tessa Creative Art (Sept. 24, $10 paper, ISBN 978-1-64604-710-9), ages 9 and up.

Union Square & Co.

Welcome to Fear City by Sarah Dvojack (Sept. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-5390-6). In 1977 New York City, when the city is obsessed with a serial killer, Sylvie awakens a dark magic that’s determined to consume her. Ages 13 and up.

Influencer by Adam Cesare (Oct. 1, $13.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4549-5424-8). In this psychological thriller, a girl with low self-esteem discovers that the new boy in school has a violent secret. Ages 15–18.

The Losting Fountain by Lora Senf (Dec. 31, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-5529-0). Three teens from different times are on a mission that will either restore a cosmic balance or destroy the border that separates their world from one filled with wild things. Ages 12 and up.

Bingsu for Two by Sujin Witherspoon (Jan. 14, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-5404-0). In this enemies-to-lovers romance, two teens unite to save a failing Korean café. Ages 14–18.

Fortune’s Kiss by Amber Clement (Nov. 12, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-5021-9) is a fantasy set in a magical gambling den where you can attain your wildest dreams—but the price may be your life. Ages 14–18.


Everyone Can Be a Reader presents The Den by Keith Gray (Jan. 14, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4549-5849-9), Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: A Retelling by Tanya Landman (Jan. 14, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4549-5854-3), Ravencave by Marcus Sedgwick (Jan. 14, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4549-5857-4), Welcome to Camp Killer by Cynthia Murphy (Jan. 14, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4549-5861-1), and Wrath by Marcus Sedgwick (Jan. 14, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4549-5862-8), ages 13–18.

Union Square Kids

Very Berry Christmas by Lauren Crisp (Sept. 10, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4549-5611-2). This lift-the-flap book serves up sweet aspects of Christmas. Ages up to 3.

Clive Penguin by Huw Lewis-Jones, illus. by Ben Sanders (Sept. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-5521-4). When a penguin in search of something new is cold, he uses a tea cozy as a hat, then discovers he’s too hot in it. Ages 4–8.

Hearts in My Pocket by Nancy Tupper Ling, illus. by Shirley Ng-Benitez (Dec. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4974-9). A girl whose parents divorce realizes that the love her parents share for her will never change. Ages 4–8.

Lefty by Mo Willems, illus. by Dan Santat (Oct. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-5148-3). Hand puppets Lefty and Righty lead a tour in time, from when left-handedness was considered wrong, to now—when whether you’re left or right, it’s alright. Ages 4–8.

Art All Around Us: A Kid’s Guide to Finding Art in Everyday Life by Xiao Situ (Sept. 17, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-5526-9) showcases art objects from various cultures and time periods to emphasize their thematic, stylistic, and functional commonalities. Ages 7 and up.

The Rise of Issa Igwe by Shanna Miles (Oct. 22, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4549-4935-0). This companion to The Fall of the House of Tatterly introduces a school of magic based in hoodoo and Gullah Geechee culture. Ages 8–12.


Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast contend with Attack of the Scones by Josh Funk, illus. by Brendan Kearney (Sept. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4364-8), ages 4–8. Wildsmith issues Into the Dark Forest by Liz Flanagan, illus. by Joe Todd-Stanton (Dec. 3, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4549-5641-9), ages 7–11. A&A Detective Agency is on the case in K.H. Saxton’s The Grimthorpe Grave (Sept. 17, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4549-5016-5), ages 8–12. And the Ethan Fairmont trilogy wraps up with Everything Interesting Keeps Happening to Ethan Fairmont by Nick Brooks (Nov. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4714-1), ages 8–12.

Everyone Can Be a Reader adds Everest: Reaching the Roof of the World (Jan. 14, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4549-5850-5) and Survival in Space: The Apollo 13 Mission (Jan. 14, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4549-5860-4) by David Long, illus. by Stefano Tambellini, ages 8–12; Freeze (Jan. 14, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4549-5851-2) and Still Water (Jan. 14, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4549-5858-1) by Chris Priestley; and The Griffin Gate (Jan. 14, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4549-5852-9) and The Puffin Portal (Jan. 14, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4549-5855-0), by Vashti Hardy, illus. by Natalie Smillie, ages 9 and up; and Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women: A Retelling by Laura Wood (Jan. 25, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4549-5853-6), ages 13–18.

Graveyard Girls return in Season’s Eatings by Lisi Harrison and Daniel Kraus (Sept. 17, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4549-4519-2), ages 8–12. Quest Kids and the Mystery of the Goblin Gazebo by Mark Leiknes (Jan. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4632-8) concludes Quest Kids, ages 8–12. And Spineless continues with Fathomless by Samantha San Miguel (Sept. 10, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4549-5418-7), ages 8–12.

Title in Spanish

El regreso de tu extraterrestre by Tammi Sauer, illus. by Goro Fujita (Sept. 16, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4549-5785-0), ages 4–8.

University of Minnesota

We Miss You, George Floyd by Shannon Gibney, illus. by Leeya Rose Jackson (Nov. 12, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-5179-1444-8). A Black girl grapples with the death of George Floyd and finds solace in the art and solidarity she sees in Minneapolis’s George Floyd Square. Ages 6–10.


Usborne Stargazing Book by Sam Smith, illus. by Lee Cosgrove (Nov. 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-80507-871-5). This introduction to astronomy explains how telescopes work and includes seasonal star charts for both hemispheres. Ages 5–10.


Don’t Tickle the Penguin! by Sam Taplin, illus. by Ana Martin Larranaga (Nov. 5, $17.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80507-915-6), is a new Don’t Tickle Touchy Feely Sound Book, ages up to 2. Slider Sound Books delivers Woof! (Aug. 6, $19.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80507-541-7), Rummble! (Sept. 3, $19.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80507-837-1), and Vroom! (Aug. 6, $19.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80507-540-0) by Sam Taplin, illus. by Ailie Busby, ages up to 2. That’s Not My... adds That’s Not My Christmas Tree by Fiona Watt, illus. by Rachel Wells (Sept. 3, $17.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80507-862-3), ages up to 2. Soft Flap Books gains Bathtime for Baby Bears by Sam Taplin, illus. by Róisín Hahessy (Aug. 6, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80507-543-1), ages up to 3. And Wand Books debuts with Fairy Magic (Sept. 3, $19.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80507-396-3) and Unicorn Magic (Sept. 3, $19.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80507-835-7) by Sam Taplin, illus. by Joanne Partis, ages up to 3.

Lights and Sounds Emergency Vehicles by Sam Taplin, illus. by Kathryn Selbert (Oct. 1, $19.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80507-885-2), joins Sound and Light Books, ages 1–3. Sound Books offers Was That Your Bottom, Dinosaur? by Sam Taplin, illus. by Ana Martin Larranaga (Oct. 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80507-883-8), ages 1–3. Moses in the Basket by Russell Punter, illus. by Barbara Bongini (Jan. 6, $4.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-83540-483-6), is a new Little Board Book, ages 2–4. Very First Questions and Answers gains Why Should I Say Sorry? by Rose Hall, illus. by Lucy Fleming (Dec. 3, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80507-851-7), ages 3–5. And launching Slot-Together is Slot-Together Animals (Oct. 1, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80507-899-9) and Slot-Together Dinosaurs (Oct. 1, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80507-898-2) by Abigail Wheatley, illus. by Neil Clark, ages 4–6.

Lots of Things to Know issues Lots of Things to Know About Dinosaurs by James Maclaine, illus. by Paul Boston (Jan. 6, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-83540-475-1), ages 6–9. Questions and Answers picks up Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers About Jobs by Lara Bryan, illus. by Heloise Mab (Nov. 5, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-80507-874-6), ages 6–9. Money by Lizzie Cope, illus. by Shaw Nielsen (Jan. 6, $15.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-83540-476-8), joins How It Works, ages 7–9. And Illustrated Story Collections welcomes Forgotten Fairy Tales of Hope and Happiness by Mary Sebag-Montefiore, illus. by Sara Ugolotti (Jan. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-83540-477-5), ages 7–10. And Big Book of Facts by Alex Frith and others, illus. by Carole Verbyst and others (Nov. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-80507-918-7), is a new Big Book, ages 9–11.


A French Girl in New York by Anna Adams (Oct. 15, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-998854-62-2). A French Nigerian orphan pursues her dreams of musical fame in New York City while seeking the truth about her family. Ages 12 and up.


The Death Chronicles continues with Death Is My Ride or Die by Katarina E. Tonks (Sept. 17, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-990778-00-1), ages 14–18. And Last She concludes with The Last Creation by H.J. Nelson (Dec. 3, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-998854-99-8), ages 14–18.

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Cursed Princess Club adds Volume Four by Lambcat (Dec. 3, $18.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-998854-18-9), ages 13–18. The God of High School continues with Volume Three by Yongje Park (Jan. 28, $18.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-998854-54-7), ages 13–18. Morgana and Oz debuts with Volume One: A Webtoon Unscrolled Graphic Novel by Miyuli (Sept. 3, $18.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-998854-83-7), ages 13–18. True Beauty picks up Volume Five by Yaongyi (Nov. 5, $18.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-990778-10-0), ages 13–18. And Your Throne opens with Volume One: A Webtoon Unscrolled Graphic Novel by Sam (Oct. 1, $18.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-998854-79-0), ages 13–18.


Soccer Stories: Messi by Simon Mugford, illus by Dan Green (Oct. 29, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-80453-677-3), is a picture book biography of this soccer superstar. Ages 4–8.

We Love Kawaii by William Potter (Sept. 17, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-80453-675-9). This guide to Kawaii art includes mazes, coloring projects, and drawing instructions. Ages 6–8.

Boba: The Book of Bubble Tea by Caroline Rowlands (Nov. 12, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-80453-671-1), stirs together the history and culture of boba tea—plus recipes. Ages 7–10.

Cozy Gaming by Liv Ngan (Oct. 29, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-80453-680-3) is a guide to playing calm and relaxing games. Ages 7–10.

Basketball Legends by David Clayton (Sept. 17, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-80453-673-5) rounds up facts and stats on 50 current and all-time basketball greats. Ages 8–12.

Crystal Magic by Sara Stanford (Sept. 17, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-80453-661-2). This guide to crystals and their properties includes information about chakras, auras, and spiritual energy. Ages 8–12.

The Hidden World of Mythical Folk by Maz Evans, illus. by Robert Ingpen (Sept. 17, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-80338-188-6), introduces 28 magical and mythical folk from all over the world. Ages 8–12.

Our Cosmos: The Complete Guide to Space for Kids by Professor Raman Prinja, illus. by Suzie Mason (Oct. 29, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-80338-131-2). This journey through the universe discusses planets and moons, black holes, asteroids, and the individuals and spacecraft behind key discoveries in space. Ages 8–12.


Sports Superstars welcomes Simone Biles Rules by Simon Mugford, illus. by Dan Green (Sept. 17, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-80453-669-8), ages 6–8. Around the World in 80 Endangered Animals by Jess French, illus. by Brenden Kearney (Oct. 15, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-80338-171-8), joins Around the World, ages 7–10. And How We Lived... introduces How We Lived Long Ago: Meet Everyday Children Throughout History by Ben Hubbard (Oct. 22, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-718-4), ages 7–12.

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Bats Beneath the Bridge by Janet Nolan, illus. by Emily Cox (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0562-5), relays the true story of how residents of Austin, Tex., were taught to welcome rather than fear the more than one million bats nesting under the Congress Avenue Bridge. Ages 4–8.

Carried on the Wind: It Starts with a Seed by Sheri Mabry, illus. by Kristina Jones (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7372-3). One dandelion seed on a breeze sets off a chain of events that spans the globe and illustrates how humans and nature are connected. Ages 4–8.

Get Ready for Halloween by Janet Nolan, illus. by Amy Zhing (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-2829-7). In this follow-up to Get Ready for School, a cast of critters prepares for trick-or-treating. Ages 4–8.

Giving Good by Aaron Boyd (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-2912-6). Though his parents are no longer together, a boy still sees his father, and shared experiences and warm memories keep their bond strong. Ages 4–8.

Miso Magic by Moni Ritchie Hadley, illus. by Mizuho Fujisawa (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-5187-5). Chiyoko’s father teaches her the art of making miso, a family tradition. Ages 4–8.

Our Congress by Christy Mihaly, illus. by Doruntina Beqiraj (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1240-1). This follow-up to The Supreme Court and Us explores the legislative branch from the perspective of Alice, whose mother has been elected to the House of Representatives. Ages 4–8.

Please Be OK: A Story About Addiction by Diane O’Neill, illus. by Anastasiya Kanavaliuk (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-5257-5). As Fiona pieces together the reason behind her big brother’s dramatic change in personality, she comes to understand that, in order to help him get better, she needs to confide in her parents. Ages 4–8.

The Wedding Shoe Snatch by Madhu Messenger, illus. by Darshika Varma (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7186-6). Shilpa isn’t excited about the changes her sister’s wedding will bring, but she looks forward to the joota chupai, an Indian custom that involves stealing the groom’s shoes. Ages 4–8.

The Festival of Lights: 16 Hanukkah Stories, edited by Henry Herz (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-3121-1). Stories and poems by Jewish authors celebrate this holiday and what it means to be Jewish. Ages 9–12.


How to Stop Freaking Out: The Ultimate Guide to Keeping Cool When Life Feels Chaotic by Carla Naumburg, illus. by Letizia Rizzo (Sept. 10, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5235-1824-1), offers tips and tools to help readers understand what’s happening in their bodies as big emotions take over. Ages 8 and up.


Indestructibles gains Sesame Street: Let’s Take a Bath! (Sept. 24, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5235-2316-0) and Sesame Street: Time for Bed! (Sept. 24, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5235-2317-7) by Amy Pixton, ages up to 3. And The Kids’ Book of Craft Love by Irene Smit and Astrid van der Hulst (Oct. 8, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5235-2506-5) is a new Flow title, ages 7 and up.


My Thanksgiving Blessings by Jill Roman Lord, illus. by Megan Higgins (Sept. 10, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5460-0790-6), encourages children to give thanks for the blessings in their lives. Ages 1–4.

Let the Light In by Laurie Ann Thompson, illus. by Adriana Predoi (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5460-0647-3), introduces empathetic ideas for coping with moments of sadness. Ages 4–7.

Snow Steps by Karen Latchana Kenney, illus. by Irina Avgustinovich (Nov. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5460-0664-0). After relocating from tropical Guyana to snowy Minnesota, a girl discovers she is braver than she thinks. Ages 4–7.


The Inkwell Chronicles by J.D. Peabody wraps up with Operation Bungaree (Sept. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5460-0768-5), ages 8–12.


Faithful Feet by Laura Sassi, illus. by Emanuela Di Donna (Jan. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5460-0763-0), highlights how God’s people have used their feet through the ages to bring his love to others. Ages 4–7.


Baby Virtues continues with Baby Love by Maria Marianayagam, illus. by Kat Uno (Dec. 3, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5460-0791-3), ages up to 3.


Pebble Without a Cause by Stephanie Campisi, illus. by Jiarui Jiang (Aug. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-953458-70-4). In this tale of perspective and belonging, Tiny Pebble finds his purpose by fixing a leak in his family’s dam, proving that size doesn’t define usefulness. Ages 3–8.



The Doomsday Archives continues with The Heart-Stealer Mask by Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos (Sept. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63893-032-7), ages 8–12.


The Dark We Know by Wen-Yi Lee (Aug. 13, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-63893-058-7). Art student Isadora Chang swore never to return to her repressive hometown, but when she begins to hear strange songs and eerie artwork fills her sketchbook, she’s forced to confront her past. Ages 14–18.

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What I Must Tell the World: How Lorraine Hansberry Found Her Voice by Jay Leslie, illus. by Loveis Wise (Oct. 22, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-63893-069-3), profiles this playwright and activist, whose A Raisin in the Sun was the first play by a Black woman to be produced on Broadway. Ages 4–8.

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Celestial Banquet by Roselle Lim (Jan. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-63893-126-3). A girl competes in a high-stakes cooking competition for the gods in this fantasy inspired by Chinese and Southeast Asian folklore. Ages 12 and up.

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