Faber & Faber

Once upon a Snowstorm by Richard Johnson (Nov. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-571-33928-0). In this wordless picture book, a boy befriends woodland creatures that help him during a snowstorm. Ages 1–5.

Come All You Little Persons by John Agard, illus. by Jessica Courtney-Tickle (Nov. 12, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-571-32416-3), presents a poem celebrating the diversity of people and life. Ages 1–6.

The Twelve Days of Christmas by Anna Wright (Nov. 12, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-571-33893-1). This reimagining of a holiday classic features collage and pen-and-ink illustrations. Ages 1–12.

My Bed Is an Air Balloon by Julia Copus, illus. by Alison Jay (Oct. 30, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-0-571-33484-1) is a mirror poem book about dreaming, which can be read from front to back, or back to front. Ages 3–5.

Do You Remember? by Helen Docherty, illus. by Mark Beech (Aug. 2, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-571-32114-8), offers questions to spark conversations between parents/

caregivers and children about first moments in the child’s life. Ages 4–7.

The Grand Goblin Ball (Sept. 20, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-571-31660-1) and Smokey Dragon Baby (Sept. 20, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-571-31658-8) by Jenny O’Connor, illus. by Kate Willis-Crowley, launch the Goblin Princess series about a goblin princess who refuses to be “good,” which in this case is messy, nasty, and mean. Ages 5–12.

Heroes: Inspiring True Stories of Corageous Animals by David Long, illus. by Kerry Hyndman (Nov. 29, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-571-34210-5), recounts real-life stories of animals’ heroic deeds. Ages 9–11.


Four Seasons of Walter de la Mare adds Snow by Walter de la Mare, illus. by Carolina Rabei (Oct. 4, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-0-571-33713-2), ages 1–5. Dozy Bear serves up Dozy Bear and the Secret of Food by Katie Blackburn, illus. by Richard Smythe (Sept. 4, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-571-33443-8), ages 1–8. And Fables from the Stables by Gavin Puckett, illus. by Tor Freeman, gallops along with Colin the Cart Horse (Sept. 15, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-571-31543-7) and Poppy the Police Horse (Sept. 15, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-571-33778-1), ages 5–10.


I Dig Bathtime by Brooke Jorden, illus. by Ekaterina Ladatiko (Aug. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-030-6). Construction vehicles jump into the tub to clean away their dust. Ages 1–6.

100 First Words for Little Geniuses by Tyler Jorden, illus. by Kyle Kershner (Sept. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-034-4) introduces key words from math, physics, and philosophy. Ages 1–8.

But First, We Nap: A Little Book About Nap Time by David Miles (Aug. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-017-7) encourages energetic youngsters to find calm so they can nap. Ages 2–5.

Fourteen Animals (That Are Definitely Not an Octopus) by Gabe Pyle (Aug. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-009-2) offers an introduction to 14 creatures. Ages 3–5.

Alice’s Magic Garden: Before the Rabbit Hole... by Henry Herz, illus. by Natalie Hoopes (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-032-0), is a prequel to Alice in Wonderland. Ages 3–8.

Goodnight Whispers by Michael Leannah, illus. by Dani Torrent (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-031-3). This guided affirmation book is designed for children and their parents to read at bedtime. Ages 3–8.

Luis and Tabitha by Stephanie Campisi, illus. by Hollie Mengert (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-040-5), is a story spotlighting the love shared by two cats. Ages 5–8.

I’ll Love You for Always: With 6 Real Love Notes to Write and Keep Forever! by Peter Hinckley, illus. by Lu Green (Jan. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-043-6), provides prompts and letter-writing materials to encourage reflection and memory-making through writing. Ages 6–9.

Dear Libby: An Advice Columnist Answers the Top Questions About Friendship by Libby Kiszner (Aug. 1, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-018-4) offers advice to guide teens through friendship’s peaks and valleys. Ages 12–15.


Nom Nom Knowledge by Forrest Everett gains Nom Nom: Colors (Sept. 14, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-007-8) and Nom Nom: Shapes (Sept. 14, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-013-9), ages 1–3. Little Heroes releases Inventors Who Changed the World by Heidi Poelman, illus. by Kyle Kershner (Sept. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-035-1), ages 1–8. Lit for Little Hands lifts off with Peter Pan by Brooke Jorden, illus. by David Miles (Sept. 11, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-051-1), ages 3–6. And Language Is Fun! introduces The Little I Who Lost His Dot by Kimberlee Gard, illus. by Sandie Sonke (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-016-0), ages 5–8.

Fifth House


This Land Is Our Storybook welcomes Sharing Our Truths Tapwe by Henry Beaver, Mindy Willett, and Eileen Beaver (Nov. 15, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-927083-52-9), ages 8–12.


Everything I Know About Poop by Jaume Copons, illus. by Merce Gali (Aug. 15, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10083-6), aims to help children understand, verbalize, and accept that all people and animals need to poop. Ages 3–6.

The Little Book of Woodland Bird Songs by Andrea Pinnington and Caz Buckingham (Sept. 10, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10031-7). Facts, art, and a sound module introduce 12 North American woodland birds. Ages 5–9.

Construction Machines (Sept. 20, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10111-6) and Emergency Machines (Sept. 20, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10112-3) by Chris Oxlade provide the vital stats on a range of vehicles. Ages 6–10.

We Travel So Far by Laura Knowles, illus. by Chris Madden (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77085-985-2), explores the epic migrations undertaken by mammals, birds, fish, insects, and humans. Ages 7–10.

Threads by Torill Kove (Sept. 15, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10081-2). This National Film Board of Canada Collection title explores various threads in our lives, including those of parental love. Ages 7–11.

Backyard Birds: An Introduction by Robert Bateman (Sept. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10155-0) is a guide for bird enthusiasts and budding birders. Ages 8–12.

Football Stars by Mike Ryan (Sept. 15, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10072-0) profiles more than 20 NFL luminaries. Ages 9–12.

Stupid Questions by Philippe Corentin (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10132-1) illustrates 23 exaggerated real-life scenarios to answer silly, obvious questions. Ages 9–12.

Flawed by Andrea Dorfman (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10071-3) is a graphic memoir adapted from the PBS film about a young woman trying to overcome a negative self-image. Ages 14–18.


Big and Little by Jim Medway rolls out Big Cats, Little Cats: A Visual Guide to the World’s Cats (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10107-9) and Big Horses, Little Horses: A Visual Guide to the World’s Horses and Ponies (Oct. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10109-3), ages 3–7. And Dan Liebman’s I Want to Be releases 11 updated and revised editions, including I Want to Be a Builder (Sept. 1, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-228-10136-9), I Want to Be a Mechanic (Sept. 1, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-228-10098-0), I Want to Be a Nurse (Sept. 1, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-228-10099-7), and I Want to Be a Vet (Sept. 1, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-228-10156-7), ages 4–7.

Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Here Comes Rhinoceros by Heinz Janisch, illus. by Helga Bansch (Oct. 15, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55455-448-5). Rhino and Bird wish they were more like each other. Ages 4–6.

Hungry for Science: Poems to Crunch on by Kari-Lynn Winters and Lori Sherritt Fleming, illus. by Peggy Collins (Sept. 15, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55455-396-9). Poems explore such science phenomena as photosynthesis, chemical reactions, and magnets. Ages 5–8.

Everyone Can Be a Changemaker: The Ashoka Effect by Christine Welldon (Sept. 30, paper, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-55455-357-0) features 16 profiles of young people who have made a difference in their communities. Ages 10–14.

Pterodactyl Show and Tell by Thad Krasnesky, illus. by Tanya Leonello (Oct. 3, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-936261-34-5). Chaos ensues when a boy decides to bring his pet pterodactyl to school for show-and-tell. Ages 4–8.


Bear Child by Geoff Mead, illus. by Sanne Dufft (Sept. 20, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-476-4). At bedtime, Ursula asks her dad about the bear folk, beings who can choose to be either a bear or a person. Ages 4–7.

Charlie’s Magical Carnival by Marit Törnqvist (Sept. 20, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-460-3). As his mom searches for his party hat and balloon, Charlie imagines the fantastical things they might see at the carnival. Ages 4–7.

How Does My Fruit Grow? by Gerda Muller (Sept. 4, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-472-6). When Sophie moves to a new town, she finds new friends and learns about the fruits that grow there. Ages 4–7.

The House of Lost and Found by Martin Widmark, illus. by Emilia Dziubak (Sept. 4, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-542-6). A lonely man is inspired to take better care of his house and himself after a boy asks him to care for a plant. Ages 5–8.


It’s Only the End of the World by J.A. Henderson (Nov. 6, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-517-4). With newly gained superpowers, Charlie must figure out who’s on his side and save the world. Ages 12–18.


Kelpies continues with The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle by Victoria Williamson (Sept. 6, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-490-0), ages 8–12. And The Elsewhere Emporium by Ross MacKenzie (Oct. 2, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-519-8) joins Nowhere Emporium, ages 8–12.


Us by Frank Boylan, illus. by Mary Manning (Oct. 16, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1545-9), is a tale of hugging, laughing, dancing, singing—and love. Ages 3–7.

Colors by Jenna Kurtzweil, illus. by David Rodriguez Lorenzo (Oct. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1464-3). Mischievous pots of paint travel the world to paint the land. Ages 4–8.

Delores Thesaurus by Jessica Lee Hutchings, illus. by Hazel Quintanilla (Sept. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1463-6). Delores wanders the city in search of new words to add to her lexicon. Ages 5–10.


Hazel Q’s Beginner Board Books adds Little Bo Peep by Hazel Quintanilla (Oct. 2, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1563-3), ages up to 7. Discovery Concepts by Katie Wilson issues Opposites (Oct. 2, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1460-5) and Textures (Oct. 2, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1459-9), ages 3–7. Finn’s Fun Trucks by Finn Coyle, illus. by Srimalie Bassani, revs up with Farm Fleet (Aug. 7, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1488-9) and Rapid Responders (Aug. 7, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1487-2), ages 3–7. Little Monsters by Kate Bucknell, illus. by Julia Seal, greets The Lazy Monster (Sept. 12, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1521-3), ages 4–8. Police in Our Schools presents School Bus Safety by Becky Coyle, illus. by Juanbjuan Oliver and Elmira Eskandari (Aug. 7, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1430-8), ages 5–8. Peace Dragon Tale adds The Peace Dragon by Linda Ragsdale, illus. by Marco Furlotti (Sept. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1466-7), ages 5–9. And How Do... by Jennifer Shand, illus. by Srimalie Bassani, picks up How Do Bridges Not Fall Down? (Oct. 2, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1485-8) and How Do Seesaws Go Up and Down? (Oct. 2, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1486-5), ages 7–10.


Bruno’s Hat by Canizales (Jan. 23, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-1-947888-13-5), in which a case of bullying comes between two friends. Ages 3–7.

What in the World Is Wrong with Gisbert? by Jochen Weeber, illus. by Fariba Gholizadeh (Aug. 7, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-1-947888-02-9), features various animal characters and helps teach children about the consequences of bullying and the power of friendship. Ages 3–7.


50 Things to See with a Telescope: A Young Stargazer’s Guide by John A. Read (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4595-0536-0) aims to get kids excited to look at the stars. Ages 6–10.

My River: Cleaning up the LaHave River by Anne Laurel Carter and Stella Bowles (Sept. 18, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4595-0551-3) relates how Nova Scotia sixth-grader Bowles developed a science project to help clean up her town’s water.

Worthy of Love by Andre Fenton (Oct. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4595-0548-3). A teen boy struggles with his weight and self-image. Ages 13–18.


Called Up by Steven Sandor (Aug. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4594-1364-1). David and Omar must learn to empathize with others while dealing with their own problems. Ages 10–13.

Tough Call by Kelsey Blair (Aug. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4594-1368-9). A teen basketball referee must deal with peer and family pressure. Ages 10–13.

Cinders and Charming by Mette Bach (Aug. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4594-1383-2; Aug. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4594-1388-7) are companion novels presenting a modern LGBTQ re-telling of the “Cinderella” story. Ages 13–18.

Push Back by Karen Spafford-Fitz (Aug. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4594-1375-7). Zaine must move beyond his troubled past and prove himself worthy of a fresh start.


We All Sleep by Ezekiel Kwaymullina and Sally Morgan (Aug. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-925591-53-8) takes readers on a journey through a single day as people and animals settle down to sleep. Ages 1–3.

More and More and More by Ian Mutch (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-925591-54-5) presents an environment-themed fable about the perils of over-consumption. Ages 1–6.

I Love Me by Sally Morgan and Ambelin Kwaymullina (Aug. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-925591-63-7) celebrates individuality and self-acceptance. Ages 1–3.


S. Tinker Inc. greets Gastronauts by James Foley (Oct. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-925591-68-2), ages 6–10.

Free Spirit

Just Because I Am: A Child’s Book of Affirmation/Solo porque soy yo: Un libro de afirmaciones para niños by Lauren Murphy Payne, illus. by Melissa Iwai (Aug. 29, paper, $12.45, ISBN 978-1-63198-335-1). This bilingual book of simple affirmations aims to help kids respect their bodies, acknowledge their needs, and name their feelings. Ages 3–8.

We Can Get Along: A Child’s Book of Choices/Podemos llevarnos bien: Un libro de alternativas para niños by Lauren Murphy Payne, illus. by Melissa Iwai (Aug. 29, paper, $12.45, ISBN 978-1-63198-338-2), teaches conflict resolution and peacemaking skills in both English and Spanish. Ages 3–8.

I Can Learn Social Skills! Poems About Getting Along, Being a Good Friend, and Growing Up by Benjamin Farrey-Latz (Sept. 30, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-280-4) uses poetry to introduce such social skills as making eye contact, playing, competing, managing emotions, and apologizing. Ages 5–9.

Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Challenges: Overcoming Adversity Around the World by Garth Sundem (Aug. 7, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-277-4) introduces young people who have overcome adversity and persevered in the face of extreme challenges. Ages 9–13.

LGBTQ: The Survival Guide for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens (third ed., revised) by Kelly Huegel Madrone (Sept. 4, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-302-3) is an update of this guide. Ages 13–18.


New to Best Behavior is Worries Are Not Forever by Elizabeth Verdick, illus. by Marieka Heinlen (Oct. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-316-0; paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-63198-314-6), ages 1–4. Learning About Me & You by Cheri J. Meiners, illus. by Penny Weber, continues with I Play: A Book About Discovery and Cooperation (Oct. 24, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-220-0) and I Share: A Book About Being Kind and Generous (Oct. 24, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-223-1), ages 2–4. And Everyday Mindfulness by Paul Christelis, illus. by Elisa Paganelli, offers Breath by Breath: A Mindfulness Guide to Feeling Calm (Aug. 21, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-331-3), Exploring Emotions: A Mindfulness Guide to Understanding Feelings (Aug. 21, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-332-0), Get Outdoors: A Mindfulness Guide to Noticing Nature (Aug. 21, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-333-7), and Sleep Easy: A Mindfulness Guide to Getting a Good Night’s Sleep (Aug. 21, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-334-4), ages 5–9.


Sports Are Fantastic Fun! by Ole Könnecke (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-201-4). Animal characters are featured in this compendium of sports from around the world. Ages 3–5.

Stories of the Night by Kitty Crowther (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-197-0). Mother Bear tells Little Bear three magical bedtime stories. Ages 4–7.

The Visitor by Antje Damm (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-188-8). A boy brings light and color into a lonely person’s life when his paper airplane comes soaring through her window. Ages 4–7.

Inside the Villains by Clotilde Perrin (Sept. 1, hardcover, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-198-7). This pop-up book reveals the secrets of familiar fairy-tale villains. Ages 5–8.

Dear Professor Whale by Megumi Iwasa, illus. by Jun Takabatake (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-206-9). In this sequel to Yours Sincerely, Giraffe, Professor Whale writes a flurry of letters to find a special friend. Ages 5–9.

Rivers: A Visual History from River to Sea by Peter Goes (Oct. 1, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-216-8). This journey along the rivers of the world provides a history of our planet. Ages 7–12.

Cook’s Cook: The Cook Who Cooked for Captain Cook by Gavin Bishop (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-204-5) views the 1768 voyage of James Cook’s Endeavour from the perspective of the ship’s one-handed cook, John Thompson. Ages 8–11.


Little Rabbit by Jörg Mühle welcomes Poor Little Rabbit! (Aug. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-177-2), ages 1–3. And Detective Gordon by Ulf Nilsson, illus. by Gitte Spee, concludes with A Case for Buffy (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-178-9), ages 6–9.

Grain House

Along Came A Monster, The Monster’s Transport by Donna Pirone Bauer and Angela Pirone (Aug. 7, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-0-9972344-5-9), ages 3–8. Brian was afraid of the Monster in his closet—until he learned how his Monster got in his closet, why he was there, and how to get him back to his own home.


Africville by Shauntay Grant, illus. by Eva Campbell (Sept. 4, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-043-9), imagines through a girl’s eyes what it was like to live in Nova Scotia’s Africville community in the 1960s. Ages 4–7.

Bitter and Sweet by Sandra V. Feder, illus. by Kyrsten Brooker (Oct. 2, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-995-9). For Hannah, moving to a new city feels bitter, but can she find the sweetness, too? Ages 4–7.

Deep Underwater by Irene Luxbacher (Aug. 7, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-014-9). What secrets will Sophia discover at the bottom of the ocean? Ages 4–7.

Grandmother’s Visit by Betty Quan, illus. by Carmen Mok (Sept. 4, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-954-6). Grace says goodbye to her grandmother in this story about love and loss. Ages 4–7.

I’m Glad That You’re Happy by Nahid Kazemi (Aug. 7, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-122-1) describes the friendship between two plants. Ages 4–7.

Pinny in Fall by Joanne Schwartz, illus. by Isabelle Malenfant (Aug. 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-106-1). In this follow-up to Pinny in Summer, Pinny finds joy in nature and the company of her friends. Ages 4–7.

The Bunny Band by Bill Richardson, illus. by Roxanna Bikadoroff (Aug. 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-093-4). A badger and a band of bunnies star in this rhyming tale. Ages 4–7.

The Zombie Prince by Matt Beam, illus. by Luc Melanson (Sept. 4, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-997-3), reveals how friendship and imagination can help overcome bullying. Ages 4–7.

Mustafa by Marie-Louise Gay (Aug. 7, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-138-2). Young Mustafa feels invisible in his adopted home until a girl with a cat extends a welcoming hand. Ages 4–8.

Auntie Luce’s Talking Paintings by Francie Latour, illus. by Ken Daley (Oct. 2, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-041-5). In Haiti, a Haitian-American girl learns about her heritage through her aunt’s paintings. Ages 5–8.

Dodger Boy by Sarah Ellis (Sept. 4, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-072-9). In 1970, an American draft dodger evading the Vietnam War is taken in by Charlotte’s Quaker family. Ages 10–14.

Almost Invisible by Maureen Garvie (Aug. 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-078-1). Maya struggles with how to help a classmate who is on the run from an abusive home situation and secretly living at their school. Ages 11–13.


Buddy and Earl are back in Buddy and Earl Meet the Neighbors by Maureen Fergus, illus. by Carey Sookocheff (Aug. 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-025-5), ages 4–7.

Harlequin Teen

Nightingale by Amy Lukavics (Sept. 25, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-01234-0). A teen starts to question the reality she is experiencing, in this novel set in a 1950s insane asylum. Ages 14–18.

Pulp by Robin Talley (Nov. 13, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-01290-6) presents the dual-narrative of two gay teens, one in 1955 and the other in the present day, connected by their interest in lesbian pulp fiction. Ages 14–18.

Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa (Oct. 2, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-335-14516-1). This series debut is an #OwnVoices novel inspired by the Japanese mythology the author grew up with. Ages 14–18.

Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft, edited by Tess Sharpe and Jessica Spotswood (Aug. 28, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-01627-0) introduces historical, contemporary, and futuristic witchy heroines. Ages 14–18.

When Elephants Fly by Nancy Richardson Fischer (Sept. 4, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-01236-4). A teen whose mentally ill mother tried to kill her joins the circus to save an elephant whose mother has tried to kill it. Ages 14–18.


Word$ by Gregory Scott Katsoulis gains Access Restricted (Aug. 28, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-335-01625-6), ages 13–17. And The Iron Flower joins Black Witch Chronicles by Laurie Forest (Sept. 18, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-335-91739-3), ages 14–17.


Dress Like a Girl by Patricia Toht, illus. by Lorian Tu-Dean (Jan. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-279892-3). Playing dress-up at a slumber party, six girls put their own twists on stuffy, old-time rules of fashion. Ages 4–8.

Gator, Gator, Gator! by Daniel Bernstrom, illus. by Frann Preston-Gannon (Oct. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-246330-2), takes readers on an animal adventure in the bayou. Ages 4–8.

Good Dog by Cori Doerrfeld (Aug. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-266286-6). A stray puppy exemplifies what it truly means to be a “good dog.” Ages 4–8.

Gorillas Go Bananas by Patrick Wensink, illus. by Nate Wragg (Aug. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-238120-0). This rhyming follow-up to Go Go Gorillas addresses picky eaters. Ages 4–8.

A Home in the Barn by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Jerry Pinkney (Sept. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-623787-9). Animals seek shelter from the snow in a warm barn, in this never-before-published story. Ages 4–8.

Hugs and Kisses for the Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle (Dec. 18, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-283568-0) is a new story starring this familiar character. Ages 4–8.

Making a Friend by Tammi Sauer, illus. by Alison Friend (Nov. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-227893-7). Interpreting “making a friend” literally, Beaver builds a snowman. Ages 4–8.

Pete the Cat’s 12 Groovy Days of Christmas by James and Kimberly Dean (Sept. 18, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267527-9) celebrates the 12 Days of Christmas, Pete style. Ages 4–8.

Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré by Anika Aldamuy Denise, illus. by Paola Escobar (Jan. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-274868-3), is a picture book biography of the first Puerto Rican librarian in New York City. Ages 4–8.

Romeosaurus and Juliet Rex by Mo O’Hara, illus. Andrew Joyner (Dec. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265274-4), reimagines Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet with dinosaur characters. Ages 4–8.

Sealed with a Kiss by Beth Ferry, illus. by Olivier Tallec (Jan. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-247577-0). A sparrow has a surprise plan for the zoo animals to welcome new arrival Seal. Ages 4–8.

She’s Got This by Laurie Hernandez, illus. by Nina Mata (Oct. 9, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284058-5). This Olympic champion gymnast offers a story advocating the importance of never giving up on one’s dreams. Ages 4–8.

Violet and the Woof by Rebecca Grabill, illus. by Dasha Tolstikova (Oct. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-244110-2). Violet shares her real and imaginary adventures with her baby brother in their apartment building. Ages 4–8.

Will You Help Me Fall Asleep? by Anna Kang, illus. by Christopher Weyant (Oct. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239685-3). A frog enlists readers’ help as he struggles to go to sleep the night before a big race. Ages 4–8.

Presto and Zesto in Limboland by Arthur Yorinks, illus. by Maurice Sendak (Sept. 4, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-06-264465-7). The collaborators’ own friendship inspired this tale of two pals lost in a mysterious land. Ages 5–up.

Elephants by Seymour Simon (Nov. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-247061-4) examines this species. Ages 6–10.

The Big Game by Tim Green (Aug. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-248504-5). A seventh-grade football player grapples with the stress of living up to his late Super Bowl champion father’s legend. Ages 8–12.

Bobbie Mendoza Saves the World (Again) by Michael Fry and Bradley Jackson (Sept. 18, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265193-8). Bobbie learns that the things that scare us most can be less terrifying once we face them. Ages 8–12.

Daughters of Steel by Naomi Cyprus (Dec. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-245850-6). In this sequel to Sisters of Glass, Halan and Nalah must reunite to save their two worlds and the future of magic. Ages 8–12.

Dog Days in the City by Jodi Kendall, illus. by Pascal Campion (Oct. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-248456-7). Josie finds homes for seven rambunctious puppies, in this follow-up to The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City. Ages 8–12.

The Dreamway by Lisa Papademetriou (Oct. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-237111-9). A girl journeys into her dreams to save her twin brother from the darkness that surrounds him. Ages 8–12.

Echo’s Sister by Paul Mosier (Aug. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-245567-3). El’s world is turned upside down when she learns that her younger sister has cancer. Ages 8–12.

Estranged by Ethan Aldridge (Aug. 7, hardcover, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265387-1). In this graphic-novel debut, a changeling and a human child swapped at birth work together to save their worlds from a powerful sorceress. Ages 8–12.

Forgotten City by Michael Ford (Oct. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269696-0). In this series opener, a boy believes he and his father are the lone survivors of a deadly virus in a postapocalyptic world. Ages 8–12.

Henry & Eva and the Castle on the Cliff by Andrea Portes (Nov. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256002-5). When their scientist parents disappear at sea, siblings realize their deaths may not have been an accident. Ages 8–12.

The Magicians of Elephant County by Adam Perry (Oct. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-279535-9). Two amateur magicians get in over their heads when they uncover real magic in their small town. Ages 8–12.

Mascot by Antony John (Sept. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-283562-8). A boy relegated to a wheelchair after a devastating accident struggles to come to terms with his new reality. Ages 8–12.

Ogre Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine (Oct. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256121-3). In the world of Ella Enchanted, a clever heroine is determined to defy expectations and outwit a fairy’s curse. Ages 8–12.

Resist: 35 Profiles of Ordinary People Who Rose Up Against Tyranny and Injustice by Veronica Chambers, illus. by Paul Ryding (Sept. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-279625-7), profiles activists who stood up to injustice. Ages 8–12.

Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech (Sept. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-257070-3). Louie’s bond with a sickly mini donkey grows as he nurses the animal back to health. Ages 8–12.

Voyage of the Dogs by Greg van Eekhout (Sept. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-268600-8). A pack of specially trained astronaut dogs—Barkonauts—must survive a disastrous mission. Ages 8–12.

Undercover Princess by Connie Glynn (Sept. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284780-5) kicks off a princess-and-the-pauper series by this YouTube star and debut author. Ages 8–12.

The Wishbreaker by Tyler Whitesides (Dec. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256834-2). Ace and Ridge save their friend—and the world—from a maniacal genie, in this sequel to The Wishmakers. Ages 8–12.

Inside the World of Roblox (Oct. 30, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286260-0), Roblox Top Adventure Games (Oct. 30, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286266-2), and Roblox Character Encyclopedia (Nov. 20, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286264-8). These computer game tie-ins feature insider information from game developers, character profiles, and tips for players. Ages 8–up.

Dreaming Out Loud by Baby Ariel (Oct. 9, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-285748-4). This Musical.ly megastar and recording artist shares her success story. Ages 13–up.

Broken Things by Lauren Oliver (Oct. 2, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-222413-2). Two girls grapple with the terrors of their past and fight to learn the truth about their friend’s murder. Ages 14–up.

Sex Plus: Learning, Loving, and Enjoying Your Body by Laci Green (Sept. 25, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256097-1). Sex educator and YouTube phenomenon Green discusses sex, sexuality, and other body issues. Ages 16–up.


All Right Already! A Snowy Story by Jory John, illus. by Benji Davies (Nov. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-237099-0), closes out Goodnight Already!, ages 4–8. The Beast & Crown duology ends with The Ice Witch by Joel Ross (Aug. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-248462-8), ages 8–12. Bravelands by Erin Hunter adds Blood and Bone (Oct. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-264210-3), ages 8–12. The Crims by Kate Davies welcomes Down with the Crims! (Dec. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-249413-9), ages 8–12. Going Wild by Lisa McMann concludes with Clash of Beasts (Oct. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-233720-7), ages 8–12. Hamstersaurus Rex vs. the Cutepocalypse by Tom O’Donnell, illus. by Tim Miller (Oct. 2, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-237760-9) is the last Hamstersaurus Rex title, ages 8–12. And The Keepers concludes with The Starlit Loom by Ted Sanders (Nov. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-227591-2), ages 8–12.

King of the Bench greets Comeback Kid by Steve Moore (Sept. 18, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-06-220336-6), ages 8–12. Merlin’s Last Quest by Julie Leung, illus. by Lindsey Carr (Dec. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-240405-3), wraps up Mice of the Round Table, ages 8–12. Firefighter by Jennifer Li Shotz (Sept. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-280250-7) joins the Scout series, ages 8–12. Space Runners by Jeramey Kraatz adds The Cosmic Alliance (Nov. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-244603-9), ages 8–12. Tom Watson’s Stick Cat (Sept. 25, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-274118-9) gains Two Cats and a Baby, ages 8–12. Warriors: A Vision of Shadows by Erin Hunter ends with The Raging Storm. (Nov. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-238657-1), ages 8–12. Warriors Super Edition by Erin Hunter presents Crowfeather’s Trial (Sept. 4, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269876-6), ages 8–12. And The Towering Sky by Katharine McGee (Aug. 28, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241865-4) finishes the Thousandth Floor trilogy, ages 13–up.

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The Diamond and the Boy: The Creation of Diamonds & the Life of H. Tracy Hall by Hannah Holt, illus. by Jay Fleck (Oct. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265903-3), tracks the story of natural diamond creation and the life of the inventor of a revolutionary diamond-making machine. Ages 4–8.

Horse Meets Dog by Elliott Kalan, illus. by Tim Miller (Oct. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-279110-8). Horse and Dog mistake each other for the wrong animal. Ages 4–8.

How Do I Love Thee? by Jennifer Adams, illus. by Christopher Silas Neal (Dec. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239444-6), adapts Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s “Sonnet 42” as a celebration of the love of family and friends. Ages 4–8.

Hush, Little Bunny by David Ezra Stein (Jan. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 9780062845221). This spin on a traditional lullaby showcases a papa bunny’s love letter to his little one. Ages 4––8.

I’m Tough! by Kate McMullan, illus. by Jim McMullan (Oct. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-244925-2).The creators of I Stink! and I’m Dirty! add a pick-up truck to their vehicle fleet. Ages 4–8.

Lovely Beasts: The Surprising Truth by Kate Gardner, illus. by Heidi Smith (Sept. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-274161-5), spotlights seemingly scary wild animals. Ages 4–8.

Mary Wears What She Wants by Keith Negley (Jan. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284679-2). A girl wears what she likes in this tale inspired by Mary Edwards Walker, a 19th-century doctor who was repeatedly arrested for wearing pants. Ages 4–8.

Out of This World: The Surreal Art of Leonora Carrington by Michelle Markel, illus. by Amanda Hall (Jan. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-244109-6), is a picture-book biography of this artist. Ages 4–8.

Stop, Go, Yes, No! A Story of Opposites by Mike Twohy (Aug. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 9780062469335). This companion title to Oops, Pounce, Quick, Run! illustrates opposites. Ages 4–8.

Naomis Too by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich and Audrey Vernick (Sept. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-268515-5). In this sequel to The Two Naomis, the sisters face new challenges as students in a magnet school. Ages 8–12.

The Unteachables by Gordon Korman (Jan. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256388-0). When the worst class of kids in school is paired with the worst teacher, they end up saving each other. Ages 8–12.

All the Wandering Light by Heather Fawcett (Dec. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-246341-8) is the second title in the fantasy duology Even the Darkest Stars, loosely inspired by early climbers of Mount Everest. Ages 13–up.

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America, edited by Ibi Zoboi (Jan. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269872-8) collects stories by African-American YA authors on what it’s like to be a black teen. Ages 13–up.

Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye (Jan. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-264372-8) kicks off a ninja-inspired fantasy series following a talented assassin who must prove her loyalty when she’s accused of being a spy. Ages 13–up.

The Cursed Sea by Lauren DeStefano (Dec. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-249135-0). The second book in the Glass Spare duology spotlights a princess cursed to turn any living thing she touches into gemstone. Ages 13–up.

The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe (Jan. 22, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-282411-0). When Norris moves from Montreal to Texas, he experiences the clichés and joys of American high school. Ages 13–up.

Pride by Ibi Zoboi (Sept. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256404-7). Set in Brooklyn, this retelling of Pride and Prejudice stars characters of color. Ages 13–up.

These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch (Aug. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-247150-5) launches the Stream Raiders duology, which is set on an island filled with deadly magic and focuses on the dangers of blind faith. Ages 13–up.

A Thousand Sisters: The Airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II by Elizabeth Wein (Jan. 22, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-245301-3) focuses on the only women who flew in combat during this war. Ages 13–up.

Damsel by Elana K. Arnold (Oct. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-274232-2) is a feminist fairy tale. Ages 14–up.

The Last Best Story by Maggie Lehrman (Aug. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-232077-3). On one fateful prom night, two seniors can’t quite admit they are in love. Ages 14–up.

This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story by Kheryn Callender (Oct. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-282022-8). Nathan has sworn off happy endings—and then his former best friend and crush Ollie moves back to town. Ages 14–up.

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera (Oct. 9, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-279525-0). Two very different boys can’t decide whether the universe is pushing them together—or pulling them apart. Ages 14–up.


Little Penguin Stays Awake by Tadgh Bentley (Oct. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-268977-1) joins Little Penguin, ages 4–8. The Magnificent Mya Tibbs by Crystal Allen continues with Mya in the Middle (Oct. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-283939-8), ages 8–12.


The Color of Lies by C.J. Lyons (Nov. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76535-6). Ella’s rare medical condition scrambles her senses, giving her the ability to see colors that reveal people’s true emotions. Ages 13–up.

Meet the Sky by McCall Hoyle (Sept. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76570-7). Sophie struggles to protect her family and be open to a new friendship as a hurricane heads toward her island home. Ages 13–up.

Pretty in Punxsutawney by Laurie Boyle Crompton (Jan. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76216-4). When she moves to Punxsutawney of Groundhog Day fame, Andie begins reliving her first day at her new school. Ages 13–up.

Swing by Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess (Oct. 2, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76191-4). In this free-verse novel, historic love letters and the rhythms of jazz inspire Noah to win the heart of his crush. Ages 13–up.

A Touch of Gold by Annie Sullivan (Aug. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76635-3) reimagines the tale of King Midas. Ages 13–up.


A Kiss for Akaraka by Richard Jackson, illus. by E.B. Goodale (Sept. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265196-9). A father, his daughter, and her imaginary friend rake leaves on a fall day. Ages 4–8.

Look by Fiona Woodcock (July 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-264455-8). A brother and sister head to the zoo, where they find baboons, kangaroos, and other items that contain a double O. Ages 4–8.

Mapping Sam by Joyce Hesselberth (Oct. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-274122-6). An adventurous cat explores her neighborhood, in this book about how maps work. Ages 4–8.

A Parade of Elephants by Kevin Henkes (Sept. 25, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-266827-1). Five joyful elephants march from dawn to dusk. Ages 4–8.

The Rough Patch by Brian Lies (Aug. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267127-1). Heartbroken after his beloved dog dies, Evan escapes his misery thanks to an immense pumpkin that grows in his withered garden. Ages 4–8.

Sea Bear: A Journey for Survival by Lindsay Moore (Jan. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-279128-3) follows one polar bear’s journey through a year in the Arctic. Ages 4–8.

Winter Is Here by Kevin Henkes, illus. by Laura Dronzek (Oct. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-274718-1), celebrates the sights, sounds, and smells of winter. Ages 4–8.

The Collectors by Jacqueline West (Oct. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269169-9). A boy discovers an underground world where wishes are stolen and dreams have a price, in this first book of a duology. Ages 8–12.

Finding Esme by Suzanne Crowley (Aug. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-235246-0). Esme’s life changes when she discovers dinosaur bones on her family’s peach farm. Ages 8–12.

Knights vs. Dinosaurs by Matt Phelan (Oct. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-268623-7). The courageous Knights of the Round Table face their most dangerous opponents yet: dinosaurs. Ages 8–12.

So Done by Paula Chase (Aug. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269178-1). After a summer apart, two girls find their friendship threatened by the pressure of secrets, middle school, and looming dance auditions. Ages 8–12.

For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig (Sept. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-238081-4) kicks off a trilogy featuring a talented young shadow puppeteer, a secretive smuggler, and a colonized country in rebellion. Ages 13–up.


The Christmas Tree Who Loved Trains by Annie Silvestro, illus. by Paola Zakimi (Sept. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256168-8), tells of a tree who loved trains, and a boy who loved them, too. Ages 4–8.

I’ll Love You Till the Cows Come Home by Kathryn Cristaldi, illus. by Kristyna Litten (Dec. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-257420-6), pays tribute to the depths of family love. Ages 4–8.

The Little Girl Who Wanted to Be Big by Dave Engledow (Oct. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-242539-3) spotlights photos of mischievous Alice Bee and her dad, Engledow, who is known as the internet’s “World’s Best Father.” Ages 4–8.

Cavall in Camelot: A Dog in King Arthur’s Court by Audrey Mackaman (Aug. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-249448-1). This duology debut is told from the point of view of King Arthur’s favorite dog. Ages 8–12.

Cinderella: Princessography by Molly Kempf Hodgins (Nov. 6, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286220-4) presents Cinderella’s story from her Fairy Godmother’s perspective. Ages 8–12.

Paddington at St. Paul’s by Michael Bond, illus. by R.W. Alley (Jan. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288785-6). In the final classic Paddington picture book, the bear has a misadventure while visiting St. Paul’s Cathedral. Ages 4–8.

Shivers! The Pirate Book You’ve Been Looking For by Annabeth Bondor-Stone and Connor White, illus. by Anthony Holden (Dec. 31, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-231391-1). Shivers the pirate breaks the curse cast by the most pungent ghost of all time: Quincy Thomas the Pirate. Ages 8–12.

Star Wars: Droidography by Marc Sumerak (Nov. 6, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286219-8) is an illustrated guide to droids in the Star Wars universe. Ages 8–12.

Wings of Olympus by Kallie George (Jan. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-274152-3) launches a myth-based duology. Ages 8–12.


Pete the Kitty by James Dean returns in Pete the Kitty and Baby Animals (Aug. 28, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267534-7), ages up to 4; and Time for Bed, Pete the Kitty (Dec. 4, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286825-1), ages 4–8. Pine & Boof by Ross Burach welcomes Blast Off! (Nov. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241852-4), ages 4–8. Matt Stanton’s Funny Kid rolls on with Prank Wars (Jan. 8, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-257297-4), ages 8–12. Ridley Pearson’s Lock and Key trilogy finishes with The Final Step (Oct. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239907-6), ages 8–12. Marty Pants is back in How to Defeat a Wizard by Mark Parisi (Oct. 30, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-242780-9), ages 8–12. Bad Hare Day by Obert Skye, illus. by Eduardo Vieira (Nov. 13, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239915-1), comes ashore on Mutant Bunny Island, ages 8–12. Soldier Dogs introduces Attack on Pearl Harbor by Marcus Sutter (Oct. 30, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288854-9), ages 8–12. Turbo Racers revs up with Trailblazer by Austin Aslan (Dec. 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-274103-5), ages 8–12. And the Zach King trilogy wraps up with Mirror Magic by Zach King (Dec. 31, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267724-2), ages 8–12.


And the Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness, illus. by Rovina Cai (Sept. 4, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286072-9). Inspired by Moby Dick, this story centers on the war between whales and men, and the monsters that drive them both. Ages 13–up.

The Caged Queen by Kristen Ciccarelli (Sept. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256801-4). The companion to The Last Nimsara features two sisters born with a bond so strong it forged them together forever. Ages 13–up.

The Deepest Roots by Miranda Asebedo (Sept. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-274707-5). The friendship of three best pals with magic-tinged talents is tested. Ages 13–up.

Evermore by Sara Holland (Dec. 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265369-7). In this sequel to Everless, Jules confronts the girl who is both her oldest friend and her greatest enemy. Ages 13–up.

The Healer by Donna Freitas (Oct. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-266211-8). Marlena wonders if her ability to heal all kinds of ailments is worth the sacrifices she must make to keep it. Ages 13–up.

Hidden Pieces by Paula Stokes (Aug. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267362-6). Embry becomes a hero for saving a man from a burning building—until a mysterious entity blackmails her about her role in the fire. Ages 13–up.

In Another Time by Caroline Leech (Aug. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-245991-6). This romance set in Scotland during WWII centers on a girl working for the war effort. Ages 13–up.

The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth (Oct. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269687-8). What happens when you return to the real world after being in a fantastical land like Narnia? Ages 13–up.

The Looking Glass by Janet McNally (Aug. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243627-6). Sylvie follows mysterious clues left in a book of fairy tales to find her missing sister. Ages 13–up.

One Giant Leap by Heather Kaczynski (Oct. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-247990-7). In this duology conclusion, Cassie lands in the middle of a conflict between two alien civilizations. Ages 13–up.

This Is What It Feels Like by Rebecca Barrow (Nov. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-249423-8). Three teens who are best friends try to overcome challenges to reunite as a band. Ages 13–up.

The Truth Lies Here by Lindsey Klingele (Aug. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-238039-5). An aspiring journalist and the boy next door try to find her missing conspiracy-theorist father. Ages 13–up.

A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi (Oct. 16, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286656-1). In this #OwnVoices novel set one year after 9/11, a Muslim teenager deals with Islamophobia and first love. Ages 13–up.

Dagger and Coin by Kathy MacMillan (Oct. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-232464-1). In this sequel to Sword and Verse, Soraya helps rebuild a city in disarray and tries to thwart a deadly war. Ages 14–up.

The Disasters by M.K. England (Dec. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265767-1). After witnessing the biggest crime in the history of space colonization, a young pilot and three peers plan a risky heist to spread the truth. Ages 14–up.

Four Three Two One by Courtney Stevens (Nov. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239854-3). A girl reunites with three other survivors of a bus bombing to face the secrets and struggles they have been enduring. Ages 14–up.

Neverwake by Amy Plum (Aug. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-242990-2). Six teens’ most terrifying fears become reality in this sequel to Dreamfall. Ages 14–up.

Nine by Zach Hines (Aug. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256726-0) centers on a boy who refuses to fit into a society where everyone has nine lives. Ages 14–up.

The Opposite of Innocent by Sonya Sones (Sept. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-237031-0). This novel-in-verse features a girl who falls into an abusive relationship with a man twice her age. Ages 14–up.

The Other Side of Lost by Jessi Kirby, illus. by Annica Lydenberg (Aug. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-242424-2). Mari takes to the wilderness to escape the superficial persona she created on social media. Ages 14–up.

That Night by Amy Giles (Oct. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-249577-8). One year after a movie theater shooting, two teens affected by the tragedy meet, fall in love, and help each other heal. Ages 14–up.

This Splintered Silence by Kayla Olson (Nov. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-248490-1). A space station crew must discover whether the virus that killed former crew members has mutated or one of them is a killer. Ages 14–up.

When We Caught Fire by Anna Godbersen (Oct. 2, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267982-6) examines the love triangle that started Chicago’s infamous Great Fire. Ages 14–up.

Your Own Worst Enemy by Gordon Jack (Nov. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239942-7). This look at the highs and lows of the electoral process concludes that the popular vote matters most. Ages 14–up.


Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake (Sept. 4, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-268614-5) joins Three Dark Crowns, ages 14–up.


Chicken Talk by Patricia MacLachlan, illus. by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Jan. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239864-2). When chickens scratch messages around the farm for their humans to find, chaos ensues. Ages 4–8.

Alan Cole Doesn’t Dance by Eric Bell (Oct. 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256706-2). At the winter school dance, Alan, who has been bullied since coming out as gay, faces new challenges with humor. Ages 8–12.

Angel and Bavar by Amy Wilson (Nov. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267151-6). Angel and Bavar become friends as they try to repair a magical rift between worlds and stop the monsters that killed Angel’s parents. Ages 8–12.

Case Closed: Mystery in the Mansion by Lauren Magaziner (Aug. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267627-6). Readers help Carlos and his friends assemble clues to save his mom’s detective agency, in this series debut. Ages 8–12.

Cats vs. Robots: This Is War by Margaret Stohl and Lewis Peterson, illus. by Kay Peterson (Sept. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-266570-6), begins a series about the eternal conflict between cats and robots. Ages 8–12.

My Father’s Words by Patricia MacLachlan (Oct. 2, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-268769-2). Two children find comfort working at a rescue center for dogs, as they search for ways to cope with their father’s sudden death. Ages 8–12.

Time Castaways: The Mona Lisa Key by Liesl Shurtliff (Sept. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256813-7) debuts a trilogy about three kids who get on the wrong subway train and take an adventure through time. Ages 8–12.

Ultraball: Lunar Blitz by Jeff Chen (Jan. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-280266-8) launches a series about the high-stakes game of Ultraball, set in a futuristic world on the moon. Ages 8–12.

As She Ascends by Jodi Meadows (Sept. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-246943-4) is the second volume in a fantasy trilogy about a girl who must embrace her latent power or lose the dragons she loves. Ages 13–up.

Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani (Sept. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269672-4). Based on interviews with young women kidnapped by Boko Haram, this novel centers on a Nigerian girl. Ages 13–up.

Fierce Like a Firestorm by Lana Popovic (Aug. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243686-3). Malina uses her gleam, a form of beauty-manipulating magic, to rescue her twin sister from a dangerous spell, in this duology conclusion. Ages 14–up.

Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry (Aug. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269887-2). A Catholic school student turns a secret support group into a band of rebels intent on exposing the school’s hypocrisies. Ages 13–up.

The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee (Oct. 2, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-279532-8). In this sequel to The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, Felicity tries to avoid life as a society wife. Ages 13–up.

The Resolutions by Mia Garcia (Nov. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265682-7). Four Latin-American teens make New Year’s resolutions for one another in this story of friendship and identity. Ages 13–up.

Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand (Oct. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269660-1). Three girls take on a monster preying upon young women. Ages 14–up.

A Sky for Us Alone by Kristin Russell (Jan. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269702-8). This debut novel focuses on two teens in a small Appalachian town and the transformative power of love and resilience. Ages 13–up.


Friendship List by Lisa Greenwald adds 12 Before 13 (Sept. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241177-8), ages 8–12. TBH, Too Much Drama by Lisa Greenwald (Jan. 8, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-268996-2) is new to TBH, ages 8–12. Wedgie & Gizmo reappear in Wedgie & Gizmo vs. the Great Outdoors by Suzanne Selfors, illus. by Barbara Fisinger (Sept. 4, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-244775-3), ages 8–12. The Burning Glass trilogy by Kathryn Purdie concludes with Frozen Reign (Nov. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241242-3), ages 14–up. Gone by Michael Grant continues with Villain (Oct. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-246787-4), ages 14–up. And Truly Devious presents The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson (Jan. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-233808-2), ages 14–up.

HarperCollins/Walden Pond

A Perilous Journey of Danger and Mayhem: A Dastardly Plot by Christopher Healy (Sept. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-234197-6) debuts an alternate-history series starring the world’s forgotten inventors. Ages 8–12.

The Treasure of Mad Doc Magee by Elinor Teele (Aug. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-234513-4). Jenny and Pandora search their New Zealand town for a legendary hidden nugget of gold. Ages 8–12.


Is That a Skunk? by Gary Bogue, illus. by Chuck Todd (Aug. 28, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-1-59714-399-8) delivers facts about skunks. Ages 8–12.

Holiday House

Who Has Wiggle-Waggle Toes? by Vicky Shiefman, illus. by Francesca Chessa (Jan. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3864-8), teaches children about their bodies in a kinetic way. Ages 2–5.

I Will Eat You! by Giada Francia, illus. by Agnese Baruzzi (Sept. 18, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4031-3), is a gatefold introduction to the food chain in habitats around the world. Ages 3–7.

The ABCs of What I Can Be by Caitlin McDonagh (Dec. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3782-5). Diverse children play-act careers in this alphabet book. Ages 3–7.

I’m Done! by Gretchen Brandenburg McLellan, illus. by Catherine Lazar Odell (Sept. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3705-4). A little beaver with a slapdash approach to dam-building comes to appreciate the satisfaction of a job well done. Ages 4–6.

D Is for Dragon Dance by Ying Chang Compestine, illus. by YongSheng Xuan (Nov. 6, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4029-0) is a bilingual English-Chinese edition of this introduction to the Chinese New Year. Ages 4–8.

Hello Winter! by Shelley Rotner (Oct. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3976-8). Photos illustrate a science-themed look at this season. Ages 4–8.

Hey, Hey, Hay! by Christy Mihaly, illus. by Joe Cepeda (Aug. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3666-8), showcases the machines a girl and her mother use to make hay on their farm. Ages 4–8.

How Could a Bear Sleep Here? by Julie Gonzalez, illus. by Stephanie Laberis (Sept. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3679-8). A sleepy bear attempts to hibernate in the tropics. Ages 4–8.

My Happy Year by E. Bluebird by Paul Meisel (Jan. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3837-2). In this companion to My Awesome Summer by P. Mantis, a bluebird narrates her first year of life. Ages 4–8.

Persuading Miss Doover by Robin Pulver, illus. by Stephanie Roth Sisson (Dec. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3426-8). To teach her students to write persuasive essays, Miss Doover insists on several do-overs (also known as revisions). Ages 4–8.

Tomie dePaola’s Cats and Kittens by Tomie dePaola (Jan. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4236-2). This reissue includes newly added pages. Ages 4–8.

Tomie Depaola’s The Popcorn Book (40th anniversary edition) by Tomie dePaola (Oct. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3985-0) reissues this dePaola classic with refreshed interiors. Ages 4–8.

Squares, Rectangles, and Other Quadrilaterals by David A. Adler, illus. by Edward Miller (Dec. 24, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3759-7). Comical cats and dogs guide kids through the essential characteristics of squares, rectangles, parallelograms, rhomboids, and other four-sided shapes. Ages 6–9.

News from Me, Lucy McGee by Mary Amato, illus. by Jessica Meserve (Oct. 9, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3871-6), starts up a chapter book series starring a heroine who matches wits with a mean girl. Ages 7–10.

Ra the Mighty: Cat Detective by A.B. Greenfield, illus. by Sarah Horne (Sept. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4027-6). Ra, Pharaoh’s spoiled cat, and a wise scarab beetle solve their first mystery in this series debut. Ages 7–10.

The Bottle Imp of Bright House by Tom Llewellyn, illus. by Gris Grimly (Oct. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3969-0) offers a retelling of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Bottle Imp.” Ages 8–12.

Buried Lives: The Enslaved People of George Washington’s Mount Vernon by Carla Killough McClafferty (Nov. 13, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3697-2) examines the complex relationships between George Washington and the enslaved people of Mount Vernon, and the history still being uncovered there. Ages 8–12.

The Dollhouse Murders (35th anniversary edition) by Betty Ren Wright (Sept. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4030-6). This new edition includes a foreword by R.L. Stine. Ages 8–12.

Eliza Bing Is (Not) a Star by Carmella Van Vleet (Sept. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4024-5). Eliza navigates middle school in this companion to Eliza Bing Is (NOT) a Big, Fat Quitter. Ages 8–12.

Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransome (Aug. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3960-7). Set during the Great Migration, this novel follows a boy in postwar Chicago who discovers Langston Hughes’s poetry. Ages 8–12.

Island War by Patricia Reilly Giff (Oct. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3954-6) is the story of children surviving on their own on a remote Japanese-occupied island during WWII. Ages 8–12.

Running on Empty by S.E. Durrant (Sept. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3840-2). A boy shoulders great responsibility for his differently abled parents. Ages 8–12.

Realm of Ruins: A Nissera Novel by Hannah West (Dec. 4, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3986-7). The heroine of this companion to Kingdom of Ash and Briars battles the effects of a resurrection spell. Ages 12–18.

The 48 by Donna Hosie (Sept. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3856-3). Time-traveling assassins infiltrate King Henry VIII’s court after being recruited into a clandestine military group in charge of manipulating history. Ages 14–18.


I Like to Read expands with Can You Find Pup? by Vincent X. Kirsch (Oct. 23, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3940-9), I Like My Bike by A.G. Ferrari (Jan. 15, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4097-9), I Like My Car by Michael Robertson (Oct. 23, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3951-5), and Squeak the Mouse Likes His House by Pat Schories (Oct. 23, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3943-0), ages 4–8. And Noodleheads gains Noodleheads Find Something Fishy by Tedd Arnold, Martha Hamilton, and Mitch Weiss, illus. by Tedd Arnold (Sept. 4, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3937-9), ages 6–10.

Holiday House/Ferguson

Very Rich by Polly Horvath (Sept. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4028-3). Poor 10-year-old Rupert discovers a whole new world when he spends Christmas with the richest family in town. Ages 8–12.

Enemy Child: The Story of Norman Mineta, a Boy Imprisoned in a Japanese American Internment Camp During World War II by Andrea Warren (Jan. 15, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4151-8) tells how this boy placed in Heart Mountain internment camp went on to become a member of the House of Representatives. Ages 10–up.

Holiday House/Porter

Dreamers (Sept. 4, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4055-9); Soñadores (Spanish edition) (Sept. 4, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4258-4) by Yuyi Morales. Morales tells her own immigration story in this tribute to the transformative power of hope and reading. Ages 4–8.

What a Cold Needs by Barbara Bottner; illus. by Chris Sheban (Jan. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4172-3), is a story about the unavoidable stages of dealing with a cold. Ages 4–8.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Five Funny Bunnies by Hilli Kushnir (Jan. 8, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-328-96603-2). Five bunnies play together. Ages up to 3.

Got to Get to Bear’s by Brian Lies (Oct. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-94882-2). A bird fights a blizzard to visit her bear friend. Ages 4–7.

The Goodnight Train Rolls On! by June Sobel, illus. by Laura Huliska-Beith (Sept. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-50019-9). The engineer of the Goodnight Train steers around a sheep that is threatening to wake the passengers. Ages 4–7.

The Thank You Book by Mary Lyn Ray, illus. by Stephanie Graegin (Sept. 4, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-544-79136-7). Children and animals express gratitude for life’s pleasures, great and small. Ages 4–7.

Zola’s Elephant by Randall de Sève, illus. by Pamela Zagarenski (Oct. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-88629-3). A shy girl imagines that her new neighbor, Zola, already has a friendly elephant to play with. Ages 4–7.

Everybody Needs a Buddy (Jan. 29, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-328-85719-4) and The Worst Mascot Ever (Jan. 29, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-328-85718-7) by James Preller launch the Big Idea Gang series. Ages 6–9.

Beavers by Rachel Poliquin, illus. by Nicholas John Frith (Dec. 4, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-544-94987-4), kicks off the Superpower Field Guide nonfiction series about animals’ extraordinary qualities. Ages 7–10.

Danger at the Haunted Gate (Sept. 4, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-328-55001-9), The Race to Chimney Rock (Sept. 4, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-328-55000-2), The Road to Oregon City (Sept. 4, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-328-55003-3), and The Search for Snake River (Sept. 4, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-328-55002-6) by Jesse Wiley debut the Oregon Trail series, which invites readers to help choose the pioneers’ path. Ages 7–10.

Rotten! Vultures, Beetles, Slime, and Nature’s Other Decomposers by Anita Sanchez, illus. by Gilbert Ford (Jan. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-328-84165-0). This companion to Itch! examines decomposition. Ages 7–10.

The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees by Don Brown (Sept. 18, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-328-81015-1). This work of graphic nonfiction explores the Syrian refugee crisis. Ages 8–12.

West by Edith Pattou (Oct. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-77393-7). In the sequel to East, Rose sets off on a perilous journey to find her missing true love. Ages 8–12.

Click by Kayla Miller (Jan. 8, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-328-70735-2). A talent show makes Olive question where she fits in among her peers, in this debut graphic novel. Ages 10–12.

The Little Prince (75th anniversary edition) by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Oct. 23, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-328-47975-4) features a new cover and supplemental essays, photos, and other archival materials. Ages 10–12.

High: Everything You Want to Know About Drugs, Alcohol, and Addiction by David and Nic Sheff (Jan. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-64434-2). Father-and-son authors discuss drugs, alcohol, and addiction. Ages 10–13.

Johnny Tremain (75th anniversary ed.) by Esther Hoskins Forbes (Sept. 11, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-328-48916-6). Nathan Hale contributes a graphic-novel foreword to this Newbery Medal winner. Ages 10–13.

Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean (Nov. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-53094-2). A girl competes to become the next empress while keeping her monstrous identity hidden, in this ancient Japan-inspired fantasy. Ages 13–17.

Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd (Oct. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-80918-6). In this fantasy set in Paris, Anouk and her fellow “beasties” must discover their true purpose before they turn back into animals. Ages 13–17.

Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer (Sept. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-86354-6). Nita and her mother sell magical body parts on the black market, but when the girl helps one victim escape, she takes his place. Ages 13–17.

The Me I Meant to Be by Sophie Jordan (Jan. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-97706-9). Two high school best friends promise not to date each other’s exes, but one can’t resist. Ages 13–17.


Curious George stars in Curious George Curious About Winter by H.A. Rey (Oct. 30, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-328-91787-4), ages up to 3. Natural World Board Books by Katrin Wiehle greets My Little Forest (Jan. 8, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-328-53482-8) and My Little Garden (Jan. 8, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-328-54395-0), ages up to 3. New to Splash and Bubbles by the Jim Henson Company are A Friend Like You Touch-and-Feel Board Book (Dec. 25, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-328-97343-6), ages up to 3; and Double Bubbles (Dec. 25, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-328-98665-8) and The Greatest Treasure of All (Dec. 25, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-328-97346-7), ages 4–7. Just Like Us! gains Cats by Bridget Heos, illus. by David Clark (Jan. 15, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-328-79184-9), ages 4–7. And Mary Poppins reappears in Mary Poppins (Picture Book) by P.L. Travers, illus. by Genevieve Godbout (Oct. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-91677-8), ages 4–7.

Survivor Diaries issues Dust Storm! by Terry Lynn Johnson, illus. by Jani Orban (Nov. 6, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-544-97098-4), ages 7–10. Sweet Senior Pups (Nov. 20, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-328-76703-5) and Welcome, Wombat (Nov. 20, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-328-76702-8) by Kama Einhorn join True Tales of Rescue, ages 7–10. Vanderbeekers welcomes The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden by Karina Yan Glaser (Sept. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-328-77002-8), ages 8–11. Carmen Sandiego is back in Who in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? by Rebecca Tinker (Jan. 29, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-328-49529-7), ages 10–12. Scientists in the Field continues with Backyard Bears: Conservation, Habitat Changes, and the Rise of Urban Wildlife by Amy Cherrix (Oct. 23, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-328-85868-9), ages 10–12. And Once a King by Erin Summerill (Dec. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-94997-4) is a new Clash of Kingdoms novel, ages 12–18.


Archie and the Bear by Zanni Louise, illus. by David Mackintosh (Sept. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-97341-2). A boy in a bear suit befriends a bear in a boy suit as they adventure through the woods on a cold day. Ages 4–7.

Lyric McKerrigan, Secret Librarian by Jacob Sager Weinstein, illus. by Vera Brosgol (Sept. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-80122-6). A reading enthusiast saves the day when a villain threatens to destroy the world’s books. Ages 4–7.

Quiet Wyatt by Tammi Sauer, illus. by Arthur Howard (Sept. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-11330-5). Shy Wyatt is paired with noisy Noreen on a school field trip. Ages 4–7.

Stewart’s Best Pen by Stephen W. Martin, illus. by Karl Newsom Edwards (Dec. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-86773-4). A boy goes on a journey to find his beloved pen. Ages 4–7.

The Night Box by Louise Greig, illus. by Ashling Lindsay (Sept. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-85093-5). As keeper of the night, Max has a key and a box of midnight blue to change day to night. Ages 4–7.

Thirty Minutes Over Oregon: A Japanese Pilot’s World War II Story by Marc Tyler Nobleman, illus. by Melissa Iwai (Oct. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-43076-1), centers on a Japanese pilot who returned 20 years later to apologize for bombing the U.S. during WWII. Ages 6–9.

The Girl in the Locked Room: A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn (Sept. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-328-85092-8). Julie is determined to make contact with the figure who haunts a room in her family’s new home. Ages 10–12.

Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist by Sylvia Acevedo (Sept. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-80956-8). The CEO of the Girl Scouts discusses how her membership in this organization transformed her early life and encouraged her to become a rocket scientist. Ages 10–13.

Mary Shelley: The Strange True Tale of Frankenstein’s Creator by Catherine Reef (Sept. 18, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-328-74005-2) recounts the tale of Shelley’s inspiration for Frankenstein. Ages 12–17.


Tallulah turns up in Tallulah’s Ice Skates by Marilyn Singer, illus. by Alexandra Boiger (Oct. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-59692-4), ages 4–7. Carver Chronicles by Karen English, illus. by Laura Freeman, issues Pizza Party (Dec. 18, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-328-49462-7), ages 6–9. And Greenglass House adds Bluecrowne by Kate Milford (Oct. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-46688-4), ages 10–12.


Mickey and Donald’s Christmas Parade by Abramo Barosso et al. (Sept. 25, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68405-324-7). Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy, and Scrooge have a series of Christmas adventures. Ages 7–10.

Tangled: The Series—Let Down Your Hair by Scott Peterson, illus. by Diogo Saito et al. (Aug. 28, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68405-294-3). Based on this Disney Channel series, Rapunzel tries to find her path while struggling with her responsibilities as a princess. Ages 7–10.

Enola Holmes: The Case of the Missing Marquess by Serena Blasco and Nancy Springer (Oct. 9, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68405-336-0) is a graphic-novel adaptation of Springer’s novel about Sherlock’s younger sister. Ages 10–17.


My Little Pony gallops on with The Crystalling, adapted by Justin Eisinger (Dec. 4, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68405-307-0), ages 6–8; and Ponyville Mysteries by Christina Rice, illus. by Agnes Garbowska (Jan. 15, paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68405-393-3) and Friendship Is Magic, Vol. 15 by Ted Anderson et al., illus. by Andy Price and Tony Fleecs (Nov. 6, paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68405-357-5), ages 7–10. Big Hero Six: The Series blasts off with Big Hero 6: The Series, Vol. 1 by Hannah Blumenreich, illus. by Nicoletta Baldari (Nov. 13, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68405-297-4), ages 7–10. Twisted Field Trip by Jen Vaughn, illus. by Anna Cattish (Sept. 25, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68405-298-1) joins Descendants, ages 7–10. DuckTales issues Quests and Quacks by Joe Caramagna and Joey Cavalieri, illus. by Gianfranco Florio et al. (Sept. 18, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68405-319-3), ages 7–10. And DuckTales Classics launches with DuckTales Classics, Vol. 1 by William Van Horn et al. (Aug. 28, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68405-296-7; and DuckTales Classics, Vol. 2 by Jacques Lelievre et al. (Dec. 4, paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68405-366-7), ages 7–10.

Goosebumps gains Download and Die! by Jen Vaughn, illus. by Michelle Wong (Sept. 18, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68405-322-3), ages 7–10. Skylanders presents Skylanders Omnibus by Ron Marz (Dec. 4, paper, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-68405-392-6), ages 7–10. Star Wars welcomes Star Wars: A New Hope Graphic Novel Adaptation (Sept. 4, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68405-380-3), Star Wars: Solo Graphic Novel Adaptation (Nov. 20, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68405-391-9), and Star Wars: The Last Jedi Graphic Novel Adaptation (Aug. 21, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68405-231-8) by Alessandro Ferrari, ages 7–10. Uncle Scrooge features in Whom the Gods Would Destroy by Byron Erickson et al., illus. by Giorgio Cavazzano (Nov. 27, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68405-395-7), ages 7–10. Star Wars Adventures offers Smuggler’s Blues by Cavan Scott et al., illus. by Derek Charm (Oct. 30, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68405-344-5), ages 10–14. And The Quest of Ewilan by Lylian, illus. by Laurence Baldetti, begins with From One World to Another (Sept. 25, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68405-325-4), ages 10–17.

Imagine That


Soft Felt Play Books introduces Tiny Town Picnic Fun by Joshua George, illus. by Lemon Ribbon (Sept. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-78700-386-6), ages 3–5. Tiny Town Build-A-Scene offers Tiny Town Let’s Go to the Shops by Joshua George, illus. by Lemon Ribbon (Sept. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-78700-387-3), ages 3–5. Torchlight Books grows with Goodnight Bear (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-78700-611-9) and Goodnight Lion (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-78700-612-6) by Joshua George, illus. by Zhanna Ovocheva, ages 3–6. Scratch and Draw continues with Scratch and Draw Construction Site by Arthur Over (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-78700-610-2) and Scratch and Draw Mermaids by Connie Isaacs (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-78700-609-6), both illus. by Barry Green, ages 5–12.

Imagine That/Willow Tree


Cuddle the Magic Kitten by Hayley Daze adds Princess Party Sleepover (Oct. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-78700-615-7), ages 5–10. Muddle the Magic Puppy by Hayley Daze stars in Ballet Show Mischief (Oct. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-78700-616-4), ages 5–10. And Princess Pirates offers Jade the Clockwork City by Rose Lacey (Aug. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-78700-460-3), ages 7–12.

Inhabit Media

Kiviuq and the Bee Woman by Noel McDermott, illus. by Toma Feizo Gas (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-215-4). In this tale based in Inuit mythology, a man flees from the Iguttarjuaq, a bee in human form. Ages 9–12.


Animals Illustrated introduces Arctic Wolf by William Flaherty, illus. by Sean Bigham (Oct. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-213-0), ages 5–8.



Broken Moon concludes with Zenith Dream by F.T. Lukens (Oct. 11, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-945053-76-4), ages 14–18. And The Seafarer’s Kiss issues The Navigator’s Touch by Julia Ember (Sept. 13, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-945053-70-2), ages 14–18.

Just Us

I’m a Big Sister Now by Katura J. Hudson, illus. by Sylvia L. Walker (Oct. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-60349-022-1) explores a girl’s excitement, joy, and anticipation as her family welcomes a new baby. Ages 3–7.

Afro-Bets Kids: I’m Going to Be! by Wade Hudson, illus. by Nancy Devard (Oct. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-933491-49-3), introduces careers and historic and contemporary black achievers. Ages 4–8.

Bonkers by Cath Jones, illus. by Chris Jevons (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-84886-310-1). Zebra and his friends try to save their home, Sunset Safari Park. Ages 4–7.

Rooster Wore Skinny Jeans by Jessie Miller, illus. by Barbara Bakos (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-84886-313-2). Rooster wonders what the other animals will think of his stylish new skinny jeans. Ages 4–7.

The Snowflake Mistake by Lou Treleaven, illus. by Maddie Frost (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-84886-312-5). What happens when the Snow Queen tasks her daughter with making machine-generated snowflakes? Ages 4–7.

Stone Underpants by Rebecca Lisle, illus. by Richard Watson (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-84886-311-8). Pod, who lives in the Stone Age, attempts to invent underpants to warm his cold bottom. Ages 4–7.



Bright Owl Books by Molly Coxe picks up Cubs in a Tub: Short Vowel U (Aug. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-57565-985-5), Hop Frog: Short Vowel O (Aug. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-57565-982-4), Princess Pig: Short Vowel I (Aug. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-57565-979-4), Rat Attack: Short Vowel A (Aug. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-57565-973-2), and Wet Hen: Short Vowel E (Aug. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-57565-976-3), ages 3–5. And new Holidays & Heroes titles by Barbara deRubertis include Let’s Celebrate Election Day (Aug. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-63592-055-0), Let’s Celebrate Emancipation Day & Juneteenth (Aug. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-63592-061-1), Let’s Celebrate New Year’s Day (Aug. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-63592-058-1), and Let’s Celebrate Women’s Equality Day (Aug. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-63592-064-2), ages 6–10.


Queen Panda Can’t Sleep by Susanna Isern, illus. by Mariana Ruiz Johnson (Aug. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-095-6). Queen Panda hasn’t slept in days, so animals from faraway places rush to the palace to help. Ages 4–8.

Kane Miller

Night, Night on the Farm by Anna Shuttlewood (Sept. 1, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-782-0) features families of farm animals with their favorite books, which readers can also page through. Ages 2–6.

50 States in Every Vehicle by Amber Stewart and Carles Ballesteros (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-682-3). An animal family travels to each state, employing a variety of vehicles. Ages 3–7.

Ava’s Spectacular Spectacles by Alice Rex, illus. by Angela Perrini (Sept. 1, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-712-7). Ava resists wearing her glasses, until her teacher explains how fairy tale characters would have benefited from corrective lenses. Ages 3–6.

Build Me a Home by Emily Bannister, illus. by Ana Sanfelippo (Sept. 1, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-772-1), imagines various homes, from tree houses to castles to rockets. Ages 3–7.

Cuddle Bear’s Book of Hugs by Claire Freedman, illus. by Gavin Scott (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-669-4). Cuddle Bear creates the Hug Academy to share his cuddling know-how with other bear pupils. Ages 3–7.

Lemur Dreamer by Courtney Dicmas (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-767-7). Louis the sleepwalking lemur’s friends follow him on his nighttime adventures to keep him safe. Ages 3–7.

Play Me Some Music by Emily Bannister, illus. by Julia Woolf (Sept. 1, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-771-4), explores different kinds of music and their uses. Ages 3–7.

Also an Animal by Lynn Parrish Sutton, illus. by Melissa Babcock Saylor (Sept. 1, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-746-2). This story about animals and their babies expresses a parent’s love for a child. Ages 3–8.

Farmers Market Surprise by Hazel Mitchell (Sept. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-748-6). Addy and Alice shop their way through the farmers market, counting along with each purchase made. Ages 3–8.

Ludwig the Sea Dog by Henning Löhlein (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-708-0). A two-dimensional storybook dog tries to take on a three-dimensional existence to save a friend; packaged with 3-D glasses. Ages 3–8.

A Magical Adventure by Marianna Oklejak (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-736-3). Readers tackle puzzles and mazes to help two brothers find a treasure. Ages 4–8.

Boy by Phil Cummings, illus. by Shane Devries (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-739-4). A deaf child named Boy helps bring peace to his kingdom, which is endangered by a menacing dragon. Ages 4–8.

Luna Loves Library Day by Joseph Coelho, illus. by Fiona Lumbers (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-675-5). At the library, Luna and her dad browse and check out books, including one that mirrors Luna’s parents’ separation. Ages 4–8.

Birdhouse by Libby Walden, illus. by Clover Robin (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-796-7). This lift-the-flap title shares information about birds and the kinds of birdhouses appropriate for each. Ages 5–18.

Bug Hotel by Clover Robin (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-766-0) presents facts about insects and their ideal habitats. Ages 5–18.

What a Wonderful Word by Nicola Edwards, illus. by Luisa Uribe (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-722-6), explains the possible origin of untranslatable words from across the globe. Ages 5–18.

Where’s Jane? by Rebecca Smith, illus. by Katy Dockrill (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-666-3). Synopses of 10 Jane Austen novels are followed by a full-page search-and-find. Ages 5–18.

Coder Academy by Sean McManus, illus. by Rosan Magar (Sept. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-600-7). Information about coding accompanies a variety of hands-on activities. Ages 7–18.

Doctor Academy by Steve Martin, illus. by Giordano Poloni (Sept. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-663-2), introduces the basic skills required to become a doctor via activities, quizzes, and games. Ages 7–18.

Here and There by Greg Paprocki (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-714-1) compares the ways people engage in everyday activities and cultural celebrations across the world. Ages 7–18.

Pilot Academy by Steve Martin, illus. by Chris Andrews (Sept. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-662-5), describes the skills and knowledge needed to seek a career as a pilot. Ages 7–18.

The Adventures of Alfie Onion by Vivian French, illus. by Marta Kissi (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-732-5). Since Alfie’s brother Magnifico is destined for a hero’s journey, the two set out to find him an adventure. Ages 7–18.

The Book of Comparisons by Clive Gifford and Paul Boston (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-667-0) draws comparisons among an array of things—from wildlife to people to man-made creations. Ages 7–18.

The Cherry Pie Princess by Vivian French, Marta Kissi (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-733-2). When Princess Peony discovers her father’s tyrannical grip on the kingdom, she stands up and speaks out for change. Ages 7–18.

Bear Grylls Extreme Planet by Bear Grylls (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-754-7) offers bite-size facts about all kinds of extremes, from hottest to scariest to smelliest and beyond. Ages 8–13.

Bear Grylls Survival Camp by Bear Grylls (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-755-4) provides information about surviving in the wilderness and profiles daring expeditions throughout history. Ages 8–13.

Mythical Beasts Masks by Gavin Rutherford and Tanya Batrak (Sept. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-719-6) includes materials for making 10 masks and trivia about the mythical creatures each represents. Ages 8–18.

Uncle Shawn and Bill and the Almost Entirely Unplanned Adventure by A.L. Kennedy, illus. by Gemma Correll (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-740-0). In this series debut, cheerful Uncle Shawn saves the day when Badger Bill and four depressed llamas are kidnapped by the villainous McGloones. Ages 8–18.


Snappers by Teresa Bellón gains Speak Up, Mouse! (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-779-0), Splish-Splash, Seahorse! (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-780-6), Squawk, Toucan! (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-778-3), and Time for Bed, Hippo! (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-781-3), ages 2–4. Shine-a-Light expands with Dinosaurs by Sara Hurst and Lucy Cripps (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-717-2), and Wonders of Our World by Carron Brown, illus. by Stef Murphy (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-718-9), ages 4–8. And joining Bear Grylls Adventures by Bear Grylls, illus. by Emma McCann, are The Blizzard Challenge (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-763-9), The Desert Challenge (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-764-6), The Jungle Challenge (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-768-4), and The Sea Challenge (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-769-1), ages 7–10.


All Eyes on Alexandra by Anna Levine, illus. by Chiara Pasqualotto (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-4440-7). During their annual migration, a family of cranes flies home to Israel. Ages 3–8.

An Unlikely Ballerina by Krystyna Poray Goddu, illus. by Cosei Kawa (Aug. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-8363-5), relays the true story of Jewish ballerina Alicia Markova, who overcame a physical handicap to dance. Ages 5–10.

Pinky Bloom and the Case of the Missing Kiddush Cup by Judy Press, illus. by Erica-Jane Waters (Aug. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-0016-7). A curious girl solves the mystery of an artifact missing from a museum. Ages 8–12.

The Edelweiss Pirates by Jennifer Elvgren, illus. by Daniela Stamatiadi (Aug. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-8361-1). Albert is a member of the Edelweiss Pirates, a secret group of young people who defy the Hitler Youth. Ages 8–12.

Pickled Watermelon by Esty Schachter, illus. by Alex Orbe (Aug. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-9990-2). Molly reluctantly spends a summer with her family in Israel. Ages 9–13.

Karadi Tales

The Night Monster by Sushree Mishra, illus. by Sanket Pethkar (Sept. 4, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-81-8190-331-0). A big sister suggests that her brother write letters to the “Night Monster,” who he thinks is out to scare him. Ages 4–9.

A Tangle of Brungles by Shobha Viswanath, illus. by Culpeo Fox (Aug. 28, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-81-8190-360-0). A coven of witches introduces collective nouns when concocting a brew with such ingredients as a parliament of owls. Ages 5–8.


Farmer Falgu stars in Farmer Falgu Goes to the Kumbh Mela by Chitra Soundar, illus. by Kanika Nair (Sept. 4, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-81-8190-355-6), ages 4–9.

Kids Can

A Drop of the Sea by Ingrid Chabbert, illus. by Raul Nieto Guridi (Oct. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0124-7). A boy attempts to bring the sea to his great-grandmother to fulfill her last wish. Ages 4–7.

Albert’s Very Unordinary Birthday by Daniel Gray-Barnett (Sept. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0118-6). Albert’s eccentric Grandma Z visits to celebrate his birthday. Ages 4–7.

Hotel Fantastic by Thomas Gibault (Oct. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-992-1) offers a tour through the rooms and an introduction to the colorful guests of a fanciful hotel. Ages 4–7.

I Am Small by Qin Leng (Oct. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0115-5). Mimi is fed up with being the smallest of her friends and family, until her parents show up with a very small surprise. Ages 4–7.

Rosie’s Glasses by Dave Whamond (Sept. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-991-4). In this wordless book, a pair of strange glasses transforms Rosie’s world from monochrome and miserable to joyful and color-filled. Ages 4–7.

Sleep, Sheep! by Kerry Sparrow, illus. by Guillaume Perreault (Oct. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-796-5). A boy who resists going to sleep encounters a sheep who resists being counted. Ages 4–7.

The Reptile Club by Maureen Fergus, illus. by Elina Ellis (Sept. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-655-5). When Rory starts a reptile club at his new school, the first members to sign up are reptiles. Ages 4–7.

Big Words Small Stories: The Missing Donut by Judith Henderson, illus. by T.L. McBeth (Sept. 4, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-788-0). A boy and his cheeky cat encounter big words and their definitions. Ages 5–8.

The True Tall Tale of a Giantess: The Story of Anna Swan by Anne Renaud, illus. by Marie Lafrance (Sept. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-376-9), is a picture-book biography of real-life giantess Anna Swan and her travels with the circus. Ages 5–8.

Hubots: Real-World Robots Inspired by Humans by Helaine Becker, illus. by Alex Ries (Oct. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-785-9), offers an introduction to artificial intelligence and embodied intelligence through a variety of robots. Ages 7–10.

Out of the Ice: How Climate Change Is Revealing the Past by Claire Eamer, illus. by Drew Shannon (Sept. 4, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-731-6), explores artifacts uncovered due to climate change and melting ice. Ages 7–10.

Wild Buildings and Bridges: Architecture Inspired by Nature by Etta Kaner, illus. by Carl Wiens (Oct. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-781-1), spotlights structures featuring designs inspired by nature. Ages 7–10.


Zoom Along revs up with Zoom Along at the Construction Site, illus. by Jessica Phillips (Sept. 4, board book, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-886-3), ages 2–4. Head to Tail adds Birds from Head to Tail by Stacey Roderick, illus. by Kwanchai Moriya (Oct. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-925-9), ages 4–7. And Steve the Horse gallops along in Team Steve by Kelly Collier (Sept. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-932-7), ages 5–8.

Kids Can/KCP Loft

Kiss Me in Paris by Catherine Rider (Sept. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-867-2). A young woman is reluctant to tour Paris with a complete stranger, but sparks soon start to fly. Ages 13–17.

Me and Me by Alice Kuipers (Oct. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0037-0). During a canoe mishap on the lake, Lark must decide whether to save her injured boyfriend or a panicked girl struggling in the reeds. Ages 14–18.

The Last Wish of Sasha Cade by Cheyanne Young (Oct. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0004-2). Raquel discovers that her best friend created a scavenger hunt for her in the months before she died of cancer. Ages 14–18.

The Leading Edge of Now by Marci Lyn Curtis (Sept. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-999-0). When her father dies, a teen moves in with her uncle, returning to the town and memories of a night she’s tried to forget. Ages 14–18.


How to... Tell the Time by Shahar Kober (Sept. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-319-5). This introduction to telling time includes a model clock to assemble. Ages 5–8.

Laurence King

Midnight Monsters: A Pop-Up Shadow Search by Helen Friel (Aug. 14, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-78627-320-8). Readers can project images of monsters onto the wall via this pop-up seek-and-find book. Ages up to 5.

A Book of Bears: At Home with Bears Around the World by Katie Viggers (Oct. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-78627-291-1) offers a look at eight species of bears. Ages up to 7.

A Year in Nature: A Carousel Book of the Seasons by Hazel Maskell, illus. by Eleanor Taylor (Sept. 11, hardcover, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-78627-306-2), is a pop-up introduction to the seasons and how they affect the natural world. Ages 6–9.

Elephants on Tour: A Search & Find Journey Around the World by Guillaume Cornet (Oct. 9, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-78627-222-5). A cast of elephants explores the world’s greatest cities. Ages 6–9.

A Cat’s Guide to the Night Sky by Stuart Atkinson, illus. by Brendan Kearney (Oct. 9, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-78627-073-3). A star-gazing cat introduces young readers to astronomy. Ages 7–11.

Charles Darwin: Little Guides to Great Lives by Dan Green, illus. by Rachel Katstaller (Oct. 2, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-78627-295-9). This account of Darwin’s life kicks off a biography series. Ages 7–11.

The Element in the Room: Investigating the Atomic Ingredients That Make Up Your Home by Mike Barfield, illus. by Lauren Humphrey (Sept. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-78627-178-5), is a guide to the periodic table of elements. Ages 7–11.

Resist! How to Be an Activist in the Age of Defiance by Huck Magazine (Aug. 28, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-78627-206-5) provides advice for people looking to make a stand on an issue, and inspirational stories from those who have done so. Ages 15–18.


Sing to the Moon by Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl, illus. by Sandra Van Doorn (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-911373-39-1). An imaginative Ugandan boy finds plenty to do when he spends a rainy day with his grandfather. Ages 4–7.

Tomorrow by Nadine Kaadan (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-911373-43-8). In a tale inspired by real events, Yazan struggles with not being able to go outside during a time of war. Ages 4–7.

You’re Snug with Me by Chitra Soundar, illus. by Poonam Mistry (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-911373-47-6). A mother bear answers her newborn cubs’ questions about the secrets of the earth and their place in it. Ages 4–7.

Peace and Me by Ali Winter, illus. by Mickaël El Fathi (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-911373-28-5), collects ideas about peace, inspired by the lives and achievements of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. Ages 6–9.

Lee & Low

Galápagos Girl/Galapagueña by Marsha Diane Arnold, illus. by Angela Dominguez (Sept. 25, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-89239-413-5). This bilingual book views the creatures of the Galápagos through the eyes of a girl. Ages 4–8.

Benji, the Bad Day, and Me by Sally J. Pla, illus. by Ken Min (Sept. 25, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-345-2). When Sammy is having the worst day ever, his little brother, Benji, helps out in his own special way. Ages 5–8.

Our Celebración by Susan Middleton Elya, illus. by Ana Aranda (Sept. 18, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-271-4), describes a town’s summer parade and festivities, in an English text sprinkled with Spanish words. Ages 5-8.

Hammering for Freedom by Rita Lorraine Hubbard, illus. by John Holyfield (Sept. 4, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60060-969-5), profiles William “Bill” Lewis, a blacksmith who saved his money to buy the freedom of his enslaved family members. Ages 7–11.

The Wind Called My Name by Mary Louise Sanchez (Sept. 18, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-780-1). Margaríta and her family try to navigate their new Wyoming town, in this historical novel set in the 1930s. Ages 8–12.

Ana María Reyes Does Not Live in a Castle by Hilda Eunice Burgos (Oct. 2, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-362-9). The family apartment is already too crowded and noisy when Ana María’s parents announce that a new baby is coming. Ages 9–12.

All the Stars Denied by Guadalupe García McCall (Sept. 15, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-281-3) explores the hidden history of the first U.S. mass deportation of hundreds of thousands of Mexican-American citizens during the Great Depression. Ages 12–up.

Grand Theft Horse by G. Neri, illus. by Corban Wilkin (Sept. 25, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-855-6), is a graphic-novel account of the author’s cousin, Gail Ruffu, who protested the horse racing industry’s inhumane treatment of animals. Ages 12–up.


Crayola Colorology: Color in Science, Nature, Art, and Culture by Mari Schuh (Aug. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-2879-6) explores such things as how our eyes see color and how artists use color to create feelings. Ages 4–8.

Crayola Wild World of Animal Colors by Laura Purdie Salas (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-2672-3) provides a look at the wide use of color in the animal world. Ages 4–9.

Way to Be with Disney: From Mindfulness with Donald Duck to Kindness with Dory by Sheila Higginson et al. (Sept. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-4251-8) combines four Disney character books in one to teach core social and emotional concepts. Ages 5–9.

Disney Coding Adventures: First Steps for Kid Coders by Allyssa Loya (Aug. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-4249-5). Disney characters teach kids coding basics. Ages 6–9.

Coding with Anna and Elsa: A Frozen Guide to Blockly by Kiki Prottsman (Aug. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-3300-4) guides readers through exercises that teach coding skills, which they can practice on a companion website. Ages 7–11.


Disney Learning Discovery Books welcomes The Magic of Our World: From the Night Sky to the Pacific Islands with Favorite Disney Characters by Paul Dichter and Larry Heiman (Aug. 1, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-4250-1), ages 7–11. And Little Kitchen of Horrors ramps up with Hideously Delicious Recipes That Disgust and Delight by Ali Vega (Sept. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-4894-8), ages 7–11.


A Valentine for Frankenstein by Leslie Kimmelman, illus. by Timothy Banks (Nov. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-3129-2). With only one head, two eyes, and no tail, Frankenstein stands out at the monsters’ bash. Ages 5–9.

The Universe Ate My Homework by David Zeltser, illus. by Ayesha L. Rubio (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-1798-2). When Abby creates a parallel universe without homework, she’s ready to jump right in. Ages 5–9.

The Ghostly Carousel: Delightfully Frightful Poems by Calef Brown (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-2661-8) features a zombie family reunion, a “Jekyll lantern,” and a telekinetic warlock. Ages 6–10.

The Flight of Swans by Sarah McGuire (Oct. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-4027-0). In a novel inspired by the Grimms’ “Six Swans,” a princess must reverse the curse on her six brothers while honoring her promise to remain silent for six years. Ages 9–14.

The Magic of Melwick Orchard by Rebecca Caprara (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-6687-4). Can Isa bring her broken family together with the help of a magical orchard? Ages 9–14.


Dino-Holidays greets Dino-Christmas by Lisa Wheeler, illus. by Barry Gott (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-0315-2), ages 5–9. And Master Diplexito and Mr. Scant by Bryan Methods wraps up with Lessons from Underground (Nov. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-0581-1), ages 10–14.

Lerner/Carolrhoda Lab

Girls on the Line by Jennie Liu (Nov. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-5938-8). This dual-narrative coming-of-age story set in 2009 China explores the connections among friendship, freedom, and danger. Ages 13–18.

I, Claudia by Mary McCoy (Oct. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-4846-7). When Claudia lands in the Senate and the Honor Society at her prestigious school, she finds that power can be intoxicating. Ages 13–18.

Open Mic Night at Westminster Cemetery by Mary Amato (Sept. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-6531-0). After Lacy wakes up dead in a cemetery, a long-dead soldier helps her set up an open mic for residents to share their stories. Ages 13–18.

Lerner/Darby Creek

Grayfields (Nov. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-2632-7) and Island X (Nov. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-2633-4) by Benjamin Hulme-Cross launch the four-volume Mission Alert series, featuring the exploits of child MI5 special agents Tom and Zilla. Ages 10–14.

Deserted by Israel Keats (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-2629-7) and Getting Home by Stephanie Perry Moore (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-2628-0) are among the six books in the Attack on Earth series, imagining kids’ experiences after an alien attack. Ages 11–18.

A Noble Cause by Kristen SaBerre (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-2639-6) and Becoming Prince Charming by Loren Bailey (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-2636-5) are two of six titles comprising the Suddenly Royal series about teens who discover they have royal lineage. Ages 11–18.

Lerner/Graphic Universe

The Epic Origin of Super Potato: Book 1 by Artur Laperla (Aug. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-2645-7). In this series starter, Super Max is turned into a potato with superpowers by his arch nemesis Dr. Malevolent. Ages 7–11.

My Beijing: Four Stories of Everyday Wonder by Nie Jun (Sept. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-2642-6). Yu’er and her grandpa live in a small neighborhood in Beijing, where there’s a story around every corner. Ages 7–11.

Jane Austen: Her Heart Did Whisper by Manuela Santoni (Oct. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-2643-3) is a graphic-novel imagining of author Austen’s youth. Ages 13–18.


Mr. Badger and Mrs. Fox return in The Wild Cat: Book 6 by Brigitte Luciani, illus. by Eve Tharlet (Nov. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-0087-7), ages 5–9. Foul Play at Elm Tree Park: Case 3 by Trisha Speed Shaskan, illus. by Stephen Shaskan (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-2644-0) joins Q & Ray, ages 7–11.


A Fall Ball for All by Jamie A. Swenson, illus. by Chiara Fedele (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-9803-5). Animals gather for the autumn wind’s harvest in preparation for the long winter. Ages 5–8.

A Dog Named Haku: A Holiday Story from Nepal by Margarita Engle et al., illus. by Ruth Jeyaveeran (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-3205-3). Brothers Alu and Bhalu wander the streets of Kathmandu looking for a dog to feed for the Festival of Lights in Nepal, the day to honor canines. Ages 5–9.

Love, Agnes: Postcards from an Octopus by Irene Latham, illus. by Thea Baker (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-3993-9). After finding a postcard, a giant Pacific octopus strikes up a correspondence with various other creatures below—and above—the waves. Ages 5–9.

The Vast Wonder of the World: Biologist Ernest Everett Just by Mélina Mangal, illus. by Luisa Uribe (Nov. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-8375-8), profiles this African-American scientific pioneer. Ages 6–10.

Little Bee

Wrapped in Love: Every Baby’s First Blanket by Lucy Golden, illus. by Kathryn Selbert (Aug. 28, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0818-6), reveals the warmth and security of babies’ blankets and the love of family. Ages 2–5.

Polka Dot Parade: A Book About Bill Cunningham by Deborah Blumenthal, illus. by Masha D’yans (Aug. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0664-9), introduces this legendary New York Times fashion photographer. Ages 4–7.

Jack (Not Jackie) by Erica Silverman, illus. by Holly Hatam (Oct. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0731-8). Susan and her family come to accept that Susan’s younger sister, Jackie, identifies more as Jack. Ages 4–8.

Love You More by Gary Urda, illus. by Jennifer A. Bell (Aug. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0652-6). A mother and father realize how much love their child has brought to their family. Ages 4–8.

Operation Rescue Dog by Maria Gianferrari, illus. by Luisa Uribe (Sept. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0667-0). Alma and her grandmother adopt a stray dog who keeps her company while she waits for her mother to return from deployment in Iraq. Ages 4–8.

The Roots of Rap: 16 Bars on the 4 Pillars of Hip-Hop by Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Frank Morrison (Jan. 15, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0411-9), presents a visual history of hip-hop and rap music. Ages 4–8.

Pies from Nowhere: How Georgia Gilmore Sustained the Montgomery Bus Boycott by Dee Romito, illus. by Laura Freeman (Nov. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0720-2), shows how this passionate baker played a critical role in the Civil Rights Movement. Ages 6–9.


Jane Foster Books adds Jane Foster’s Christmas by Jane Foster (Sept. 18, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0775-2), ages up to 3.

Little Bee/Buzzpop


New Disney Bilingual (English-Spanish) offers six titles by Buzzpop, including Do You Want to Play?/¿Quieres jugar? (Disney Frozen) (Oct. 23, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0790-5) and How Is Mickey Feeling?/¿Cómo está Mickey? (Disney Mickey Mouse) (Oct. 23, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0789-9), ages up to 5; and Puppy Dog Pals: Episode Storybook/Libro basado en el episodio (Nov. 6, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0787-5), ages 4–8. And Shopkins: Shoppies presents Buzzpop’s Shoppies Cupcake Culprit: Comic Mystery (Sept. 11, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0782-0) and Shoppies O, Christmas Treats! (Sept. 18, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0783-7), ages 4–8.

Little Bee/Yellow Jacket

The Colors of the Rain by R.L. Toalson (Sept. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0717-2). In this free-verse novel set in 1972, a boy must come to terms with the reasons his father killed another man. Ages 10–14.

The Prophet Calls by Melanie Sumrow (Nov. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0755-4). Gentry questions the rules and teachings of the leader of her polygamous community after his revelations put her family in danger. Ages 10–14.

Little, Brown

The Cars and Trucks Book by Todd Parr (Dec. 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-50662-5) explores the impact of vehicles on our daily lives and includes messages about positivity, the environment, and safety. Ages 3–6.

A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin (Aug. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-40448-8) is an origin story of the phases of the moon, depicted through a diminishing mooncake. Ages 4–8.

Crash, Splash, or Moo! by Bob Shea (Sept. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-48301-8). Mr. Monkey hosts a game where daredevil contestants face off in a sequences of challenges, and readers guess the outcome. Ages 4–8.

Don’t Touch My Hair! by Sharee Miller (Nov. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-56258-4) speaks to a national conversation on strangers touching African-American individuals’ hair, and addresses issues of personal boundaries. Ages 4–8.

My Heart Is a Compass by Deborah Marcero (Nov. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-56176-1). Imaginative Rose is on a mission to become a storyteller and creator of intricately detailed maps. Ages 4–8.

Pearl by Molly Idle (Oct. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-46567-0). Pearl the mermaid longs to care for her vast ocean world, but is asked only to tend to a grain of sand. Ages 4–8.

Rock What Ya Got by Samantha Berger (Sept. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-56150-1). When a drawing of a girl comes to life, she offers this advice: embrace what you have, love yourself, and “rock what ya got.” Ages 4–8.

Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora (Oct. 2, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-43124-8). Everyone in the neighborhood dreams of a taste of Omu’s delicious stew, so they follow their noses to find it. Ages 4–8.

The Color Monster: A Story About Emotions by Anna Llenas (Sept. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-45001-0). A girl shows Color Monster what each of his emotions means in color. Ages 4–8.

The Hen Who Sailed Around the World: A True Story by Guirec Soudee (Oct. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-44884-0). Online phenomenon and photographer Soudée shares his adventures sailing with a red hen. Ages 4–8.

The Littlest Things Give the Loveliest Hugs by Mark Sperring, illus. by Maddie Frost (Dec. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-48434-3), celebrates love and hugs in all kinds of animal families. Ages 4–8.

Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls’ Rights by Malala Yousafzai and Patricia McCormick (Oct. 9, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-316-52714-9) is a chapter book edition of Nobel Peace Prize winner Yousafzai’s memoir. Ages 6–10.

First Generation: 36 Trailblazing Immigrants and Refugees Who Make America Great by Sandra Neil Wallace and Rich Wallace, illus. by Agata Nowicka (Sept. 4, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-51524-5). Among the high-achieving individuals profiled are artists, athletes, scientists, musicians, inventors, and educators. Ages 8–11.

All the Things That Could Go Wrong by Stewart Foster (Sept. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-41685-6). When their mothers arrange for them to get together, two enemies—one with OCD— discover that there is much more to each of them than they knew. Ages 8–12.

Code Girls: The True Story of the American Women Who Secretly Broke Codes in World War II (young readers edition) by Liza Mundy (Oct. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-35373-1) is an adaptation of Mundy’s adult book of the same title. Ages 8–12.

Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy: Little Women by Rey Terciero, illus. by Bre Indigo (Nov. 13, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-316-52286-1). Four modern girls star in this new narrative celebrating the 150th anniversary of the classic novel. Ages 8–12.

Short & Skinny by Mark Tatulli (Oct. 23, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-316-44049-3). This graphic memoir transports readers to the summer of 1977, when a young Tatulli sets out on a quest to bulk up. Ages 8–12.

The A-Z of Wonder Women by Yvonne Lin (Dec. 4, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-316-42097-6) offers profiles of remarkable heroines who have shaped the world. Ages 8–12.

Winnie’s Great War by Lindsay Mattick and Josh Greenhut, illus. by Sophie Blackall (Sept. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-44712-6). The team behind Finding Winnie reimagines the real journey undertaken by the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh. Ages 8–12.

America, Border, Culture, Dreamer: The Young Immigrant Experience from A to Z by Wendy Ewald (Oct. 16, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-48495-4). Immigrant teenagers create an alphabet defining their personal experiences in pictures and words. Ages 10–18.

Someone Like Me: How One Undocumented Girl Fought for Her American Dream by Julissa Arce (Sept. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-48174-8) is a young readers’ edition of the memoir chronicling Arce’s experience growing up undocumented in Texas. Ages 10–18.

The War Outside by Monica Hesse (Sept. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-31669-9). Two teens living in a WWII Texas internment camp forge a secret friendship. Ages 12–18.

An Assassin’s Guide to Love and Treason by Virginia Boecker (Oct. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-32734-3). Lady Katherine discovers that her late father was involved in a murder plot against the Queen. Ages 14–18.

Finding Yvonne by Brandy Colbert (Aug. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-34905-5). A gifted violinist’s post-high school plans become complicated when she learns she’s pregnant, and doesn’t know who the father is. Ages 14–18.

How She Died, How I Lived by Mary Crockett (Nov. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-52381-3). Kyle reaches out to five girls one fateful night, and murders the only one of them kind enough to respond. Ages 14–18.

Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) by L.C. Rosen (Oct. 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-48053-6). A proud, sexually active gay teen in New York City is thrown for a loop when a blackmailer threatens to force him back in the closet. Ages 14–18.

Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor (Oct. 2, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-316-34171-4). This follow-up to Strange the Dreamer explores the consequences of the epic clash between gods and their subjects. Ages 14–18.

Phantom Wheel: A Hackers Novel by Tracy Deebs (Oct. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-47441-2). Believing they have been recruited by the CIA, six teens arrive in L.A. for a hacking aptitude test, in this series kick-off. Ages 14–18.

Rule by Ellen Goodlett (Sept. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-51528-3). In this first book of a duology, three girls summoned by a dying king learn they are his illegitimate daughters, and one must become his heir. Ages 14–18.

We Are Displaced by Malala Yousafzai (Jan. 8, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-52364-6). The activist for female education relays her own story of displacement and shares the experiences of other refugee girls she has met. Ages 14–18.

The Vampire Knife by Jack Henseleit (Sept. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-52466-7) launches the Witching Hours series about two sibling who love scary stories until they find their truth to be scarier than fiction. Ages 8–12.

Light Years by Kass Morgan (Oct. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-51044-8). In this series debut, Quatra Fleet Academy is finally admitting students from every planet after centuries of exclusivity. Ages 14–18.


Magnolia Says Don’t! by Elise Parsley presents If You Ever Want to Bring a Pirate to Meet Santa, Don’t! (Oct. 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-46677-6), ages 4–7. Buffy the Vampire Slayer ramps up with New School Nightmare by Carolyn Nowak (Sept. 25, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-316-48023-9), ages 8–12. The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer welcomes The Ultimate Book Hugger’s Guide (Oct. 16, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-52330-1), ages 8–12. Visionary Women Around the World by Vashti Harrison (Nov. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-47517-4) is new to Little Leaders, ages 8–12. The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris, illus. by Lissy Marlin and Kyle Hilton, continues with The Magic Misfits: The Second Story (Sept. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-39185-6), ages 8–12. Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend gains Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Oct. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-50891-9), ages 8–12. The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell offers Twice Magic (Oct. 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-50838-4), ages 8–12. And The Folk of the Air by Holly Black greets The Wicked King (Jan. 8, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-316-31035-2), ages 14–18.

Little, Brown/Patterson

Cuddly Critters for Little Geniuses by Susan and James Patterson (Aug. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-48628-6). In this follow-up to Big Words for Little Geniuses, the Pattersons present an illustrated collection of the world's oddest and cutest animals. Ages 3–6.

Ernestine, Catastrophe Queen by Merrill Wyatt (Aug. 7, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-316-47158-9). When trouble starts brewing in the rambling old mansion she lives in, it’s up to the clever and bold Ernestine to solve a perplexing mystery. Ages 8–12.

Unbelievably Boring Bart by James Patterson and Duane Swierczynski, illus. by Xavier Bonet (Sept. 3, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-316-41153-0). Bartholomew Bean is a seemingly boring kid with an exciting secret: he’s the creator of a video game app. Ages 8–12.

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan (Nov. 6, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-56136-5). Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. This year, there's a ninth; and instead of paper, she's made of fire. Ages 15–up.


Max Einstein launches with The Genius Experiment by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, illus. by Beverly Johnson (Oct. 8, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-316-52396-7), ages 8–14. Stalking Jack the Ripper ventures onward with Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco (Sept. 18, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-55170-0), ages 15–up.

Little, Brown/Poppy

Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel by Val Emmich et al. (Oct. 9, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-42023-5). From the creators of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical comes this YA novel inspired by the play. Ages 14–18.

Lonely Planet


World’s Strangest introduces World’s Strangest Ocean Beasts (Aug. 21, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-78701-302-5), World’s Strangest Creepy Crawlies (Aug. 21, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-78701-298-1), World’s Strangest Places (Aug. 21, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-78701-300-1), and World’s Strangest Predators (Aug. 21, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-78701-304-9), ages 5–8. Lonely Planet Kids takes off with How Airports Work by Clive Gifford et al. (Sept. 18, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-78701-293-6), ages 6–8; Spotter’s World (Nov. 20, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-78701-809-9), ages 6–18; and 101 Small Ways to Change the World (Oct. 16, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-78701-487-9) and The Daredevil’s Guide to Dangerous Places (Sept. 18, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-78701-695-8), ages 9–12. And City Trails expands with Barcelona (Oct. 16, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-78701-485-5) and Singapore (Oct. 16, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-78701-483-1), ages 9–12.


The Fake-Chicken Kung Fu Fighting Blues by Aaron Lam, illus. by Kean Soo (Aug. 1, hardcover, $27.99, ISBN 978-1-4594-1274-3; paperback, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4594-1272-9). Anthony makes a movie to try to feel more at home when his family moves from Toronto’s Chinatown to a more remote community. Ages 8–12.

Mermaid Warrior Squad by Karin Adams, illus. by Janine Carrington (Aug. 1, hardcover, $27.99, ISBN 978-1-4594-1261-3; paperback, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4594-1146-3). Dylan and Coral bond at a summer arts camp when they write a comic about lifeguards transformed into mermaids. Ages 9–12.

Bad Shot by Sylvia Taekema (Aug. 1, hardcover, $27.99, ISBN 978-1-4594-1262-0; paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4594-1161-6). Cody must overcome personal and social setbacks to reach his full potential on the basketball court. Ages 10–13.

Freerunner by David Trifunov (Aug. 1, hardcover, $27.99, ISBN 978145941282; paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4594-1280-4). When Patrick gets caught stealing, a police officer offers to get the charges dropped if the boy trains with him in parkour. Ages 10–13.

Sliding Home by Joyce Grant (Aug. 1, hardcover, $27.99, ISBN 978-1-4594-1286-6; paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4594-1284-2). Miguel’s baseball teammates plan a fundraiser to help his father flee El Salvador. Ages 10–13.

Stick Pick by Steven Sandor (Aug. 1, hardcover, $27.99, ISBN 9781459412637; paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4594-1219-4). After an accident, a star hockey player adapts to her new life and finds solace in a different sport. Ages 10–13.

Carey Price by Catherine Rondina (Aug. 1, hardcover, $27.99, ISBN 978-1-4594-1278-1; paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4594-1276-7) chronicles the NHL goalie’s journey from his First Nations home to stardom. Ages 12–18.

Epic Fail by Cristy Watson (Aug. 1, hardcover, $27.99, ISBN 978-1-4594-1266-8; paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4594-1237-8). Two years after an infamous party thrown by his older brother, Jared stands up to his sibling and helps his friend, who was raped at the party, tell her story. Ages 13–18.

Gang Girl by Nancy Miller (Aug. 1, hardcover, $27.99, ISBN 978-1-4594-1290-3; paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4594-1288-0). After Sasha joins a school volunteer group, she realizes it’s a front for a girl gang that wants to use her computer skills to harm others. Ages 13–18.

Just Julian (Aug. 1, hardcover, $27.99, ISBN 978-1-4594-1294-1; paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4594-1292-7) and Romeo for Real (Aug.1, hardcover, $27.99, ISBN 978-1-4594-1298-9; paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4594-1296-5) by Markus Harwood-Jones explores challenges faced by two young men who fall in love and stand up for their beliefs. Ages 13–18.

Ride or Die by Wanda Lauren Taylor (Aug. 1, hardcover, $27.99, ISBN 978-1-4594-1267-5; paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4594-1249-1). When her older crush takes her to the city for her birthday, Kanika ends up in the sex trade. Ages 13–18.

Saving Grad by Karen Spafford-Fitz (Aug. 1, hardcover, $27.99, ISBN 978-1-4594-1268-2; paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4594-1252-1). Vienna and her mother attempt to escape her abusive stepfather by running away. Ages 13–18.

True to You by Tony Correia (Aug. 1, hardcover, $27.99, ISBN 978-1-4594-1269-9; paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4594-1255-2). After being expelled from school, Jorge starts training as a wrestler and gains a boyfriend. Ages 13–18.

You’re You by Mette Bach (Aug. 1, hardcover, $27.99, ISBN 978-1-4594-1270-5; paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4594-1258-3). Politically outspoken lesbian Freyja volunteers at a food bank and finds a new cause and a new love. Ages 13–18.