Colleen Carroll’s How Artists See relaunches with How Artists See Animals: Mammal Fish Bird Reptile (Sept. 17, $13.95, ISBN 978-0-7892-1348-8) and How Artists See Families: Mother Father Sister Brother (Sept. 17, $13.95, ISBN 978-0-7892-1349-5), ages 6–12. And World Soccer Legends scores The World’s Greatest Clubs by Illugi Jökulsson (Sept. 10, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-7892-1353-2), ages 7–12.


Star Wars: The Saga Unfolds: An Illustrated Timeline (Nov. 12, board book, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4122-7). This accordion-fold book transports readers to a celebrated galaxy far, far away. All ages.

The Golden Rule: Deluxe Edition by Ilene Cooper, illus. by Gabi Swiatkowska (Oct. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4069-5). This new edition of Cooper’s story about spreading kindness features a foreword by John Green. Ages 1–8.

The Twelve Days of Winter: A School Counting Book by Deborah Lee Rose, illus. by Carey F. Armstrong-Ellis (Oct. 15, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3845-6). A teacher introduces a new winter activity each day. Ages 1–8.

Yummy Yoga: Playful Poses and Tasty Treats by Joy Bauer, illus. by Bonnie Stephens (Oct. 8, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3824-1). This TV personality’s introduction to yoga and nutrition features gatefold flaps. Ages 3–5.

How Do You Dance? by Thyra Heder (Aug. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3418-2) encourages personal expression through dance. Ages 3–7.

I Am Love: A Book of Compassion by Susan Verde, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds (Sept. 24, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3726-8), is the fourth of this team’s books on wellness. Ages 3–7.

Mama’s Work Shoes by Caron Levis, illus. by Vanessa Brantley-Newton (Sept. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-2554-8). Perry hates Mama’s new shoes, until she learns that they’ll bring her not only to work—but home again. Ages 3–7.

Peanut Butter & Santa Claus: A Zombie Culinary Tale by Joe McGee, illus. by Charles Santoso (Oct. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3634-6). When Santa is snowed in at Christmas, heroes from Quirkville save the day. Ages 3–7.

Caveboy Crush by Beth Ferry, illus. by Joseph Kuefler (Nov. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3656-8). A caveboy’s crush on a short, hairy, and perfect girl is finally reciprocated. Ages 4–8.

The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith and Peter Bently, illus. by Steven Lenton (Sept. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3632-2), is a new adaptation of Smith’s classic tale. Ages 4–8.

Soldier for Equality: José de la Luz Sáenz and the Great War by Duncan Tonatiuh (Sept. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3682-7) profiles this Mexican-American WWI hero. Ages 5–8.

You Are My Friend: The Story of Mister Rogers and His Neighborhood by Aimee Reid, illus. by Matt Phelan (Aug. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3617-9), pays tribute to this late TV host. Ages 5–8.

Feed Your Mind: A Story of August Wilson by Jen Bryant, illus. by Cannaday Chapman (Jan. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3653-7), spotlights this two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. Ages 6–9.

A Ride to Remember: A Civil Rights Story by Sharon Langley and Amy Nathan, illus. by Floyd Cooper (Jan. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3685-8). In 1963, after a Maryland community’s efforts led to the desegregation of an amusement park, Langley was the first African-American child to ride the carousel. Ages 6–9.

Manhattan: Mapping the Story of an Island by Jennifer Thermes (Aug. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3655-1) charts Manhattan’s four centuries of struggle, growth, and radical transformation. Ages 8–11.

The Apartment: A Century of Russian History by Alexandra Litvina, trans. by Antonina W. Bouis, illus. by Anna Desnitskaya (Nov. 5, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3403-8), chronicles six generations of a fictitious 20th-century family and their Moscow apartment. Ages 8–12.

Little Women: The Official Movie Companion by Gina McIntyre (Nov. 5, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4068-8) offers a behind-the-scenes look at Greta Gerwig’s 2019 adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s novel. Ages 10–up.

The Moviemaking Magic of Star Wars: Ships & Battles by Landry Walker (Dec. 3, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3633-9) explains how vehicles were created and used in the Star Wars films. Ages 10–up.


Questioneers introduces Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty, illus. by David Roberts (Nov. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3704-6), ages 5–7.

Abrams Appleseed

Baby Loves: A First Book of Favorites (Oct. 8, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3736-7). Babies identify familiar objects in this photographic follow-up to Making Faces. Ages up to 3.

Look! Babies Head to Toe by Robie H. Harris, illus. by Anoosha Syed (Aug. 27, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3203-4). This companion to Who? A Celebration of Babies introduces body parts and senses. Ages up to 3.

Apple by Nikki McClure (Sept. 10, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3631-5). Papercuts illustrate this tale of an apple traveling from tree to harvest to snack to compost to sprout. Ages 3–5.

The Cutest Thing Ever by Amy Ignatow, illus. by Hsinping Pan (Sept. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3357-4). What is the cutest thing ever? Hint: the book’s final page features a mirror. Ages 3–5.

Monsters Come Out Tonight! by Frederick Glasser, illus. by Edward Miller (Aug. 13, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3722-0). Flaps lift to reveal monsters preparing for a Halloween bash. Ages 3–5.

Where Is My Pink Sweater? by Nicola Slater (Oct. 8, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3679-7). Rudy searches for his favorite pink sweater in this story with flaps and die-cuts. Ages 3–5.

Vegetables in Holiday Underwear by Jared Chapman (Oct. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3654-4). The stars of Vegetables in Underwear dress up—or down—for the holiday season. Ages 3–7.


Farmblock by Christopher Franceschelli, illus. by Peskimo (Oct. 1, board book, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3825-8), is a new Block Book, ages up to 3. Changing Faces welcomes I Love You, Elephant! by Carles Ballesteros (Nov. 5, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3882-1), ages up to 3. Hello!Lucky celebrates with Christmas Is Awesome! (Oct. 15, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3427-4), ages up to 3. And My Magical Dragon by Yujin Shin (Oct. 8, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3731-2) joins My Magical Friends, ages up to 3.


Didi Dodo, Future Spy: Recipe for Disaster by Tom Angleberger, illus. by Jared Chapman (Aug. 13, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3706-0), debuts a series about a dodo bird who’s a chef and aspiring sleuth. Ages 7–9.

Alien Superstar by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver (Sept. 24, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3369-7). In this series launch, a six-eyed alien becomes an overnight sensation after landing a role on a TV show. Ages 8–12.

Clue Mysteries: In the Hall with the Knife by Diana Peterfreund (Oct. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3834-0) kicks off a series based on the Clue board game and spin-off film. Ages 8–12.

Flour Shop Adventures: The Magical Land of Birthdays by Amirah Kassem (Oct. 8, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3743-5). In this series opener, Amirah is transported to a place of constant birthday celebrations. Ages 8–12.

Smackdown Town by Max Nicoll and Matt Smith (Jan. 28, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3885-2). Thanks to a stick of gum chewed by one of his wrestling heroes, a boy’s wish to be a star wrestler is granted. Ages 8–12.

Poems to Live Your Life by Chris Riddell (Oct. 29, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4121-0) rounds up classic and original poems about youth, love, imaginings, and endings. Ages 12–up.

Minor Prophets by Jimmy Cajoleas (Sept. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3904-0). After their mother’s death, two siblings must navigate the strange world of the occult at their grandmother’s ranch. Ages 13–17.

This Is 18, edited by Jessica Bennett (Nov. 12, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4123-4). Expanded from a New York Times digital feature, this book compiles 21 profiles and photos of individuals on the cusp of adulthood. Ages 13–up.

This Train Is Being Held by Ismée Williams (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3493-9). Family and class differences threaten the love between two teens who meet on a train. Ages 13–up.

Blood Countess by Lana Popovic (Jan. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3886-9). A maid falls under her employer’s spell in this novel based on the real-life inspiration for Countess Dracula in 17th-century Hungary. Ages 14–up.


JoJo and Bowbow continues with Slumber Party Sparkles by JoJo Siwa (Oct. 15, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4328-3), ages 6–9. Big Foot and Little Foot greet The Squatchicorns by Ellen Potter, illus. by Felicita Sala (Sept. 10, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3701-5), ages 7–9. Miranda and Maude star in Banana Pants! by Emma Wunsch, illus. by Jessika Von Innerebner (Aug. 13, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3695-7), ages 7–10. Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid moves on to book 14, Wrecking Ball (Nov. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3903-3), ages 8–12. Major Impossible joins Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales by Hale (Dec. 3, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3708-4), ages 11–17. And Genie Lo returns in The Iron Will of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee (Jan. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-3145-7), ages 13–17.

Akashic/Black Sheep

Home Girl by Alex Wheatle (Sept. 3, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-61775-753-2). When a white teen is placed with a black foster care family, her life takes some dramatic twists and turns. Ages 12–18.


Cub by Cynthia L. Copeland (Jan. 7, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-61620-848-6). In this graphic memoir, seventh grader Cindy discovers new talents and finds her voice as a cub reporter at her local newspaper. Ages 8–12.

Naked Mole Rat Saves the World by Karen Rivers (Oct. 15, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61620-724-3). When she’s stressed, Kit turns into a naked mole rat—with superpowers that are difficult to control. Ages 8–12.

The Dark Lord Clementine by Sarah Jean Horwitz (Sept. 10, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61620-894-3). Clementine takes over her father’s duties as Dark Lord after he is cursed by the White Witch. Ages 9–13.

How to Build a Heart by Maria Padian (Jan. 28, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61620-849-3). A teen struggles to find her place in a more affluent, whiter community when her family’s application for Habitat for Humanity is accepted. Ages 13–17.


Jumbies offers The Jumbie God’s Revenge by Tracey Baptiste (Sept. 3, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61620-891-2), ages 8–12.

Allen & Unwin

The Learning Curves of Vanessa Partridge by Clare Strahan (Oct. 1, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-76029-679-7). A Plato-loving girl wrestles with desire and consent during a summer with her brother’s best friend. Ages 15–up.


The Freedom Finders adds Move the Mountains by Emily Conolan (Jan. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-76029-494-6), ages 9–13. And Gap Year in Ghost Town picks up Graveyard Shift in Ghost Town by Michael Pryor (Nov. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-76052-393-0), ages 13–18.

Amazon Crossing Kids

A Tiger Like Me by Michael Engler, trans. by Laura Watkinson, illus. by Joelle Tourlonias (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-4456-1). A boy reimagines his life in a tiger’s world in this import from Germany. Ages up to 6.

Along the Tapajós by Fernando Vilela, trans. by Daniel Hahn, (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-0868-6). Siblings and their pet tortoise must relocate when the rainy season arrives in Brazil. Ages 5–8.


Postcards for a Songbird by Rebekah Crane (Aug. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-9299-9). When her mother, best friend, and sister leave, Wren copes with her upended dreams and a new reality. Ages 12–17.


Evermore Chronicles continues with Into the Hourglass by Emily R. King (Aug. 20, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-9225-8), ages 15–18.

Amazon/Two Lions

Flash, the Little Fire Engine by Pam Calvert, illus. by Jen Taylor (Nov. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-4178-2). As he starts a new job, will Flash be able to save the day? Ages up to 6.

A Crazy-Much Love by Joy Jordan-Lake, trans. by Sonia Sánchez (Sept. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-4326-7), celebrates a mother’s love for her adopted child. Ages up to 7.

Naughty Ninja Takes a Bath by Todd Tarpley, illus. by Vin Vogel (Oct. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-9433-7). A boy’s imaginary ninja life and his everyday life collide in this bathtime tale. Ages up to 7.

Pippa’s Night Parade by Lisa Robinson, illus. by Lucy Fleming (Oct. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-9300-2). A girl uses her imagination and keen sense of fashion to contend with monsters at bedtime. Ages up to 7.

Pirates Don’t Go to Kindergarten! by Lisa Robinson, illus. by Eda Kaban (Aug. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-9275-3). As she starts school, Emma’s not sure she’s ready for a new captain and crew. Ages up to 7.

Santa’s Story by Will Hillenbrand (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-4338-0). On Christmas Eve, Santa can’t find his reindeer—until he remembers their tradition of reading a Christmas story together. Ages up to 7.

This Book Is Gray by Lindsay Ward (Oct. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-4340-3). In this story about colors, fitting in, and appreciating others, Gray feels left out—so he decides to create an all-gray book. Ages up to 7.

Juniper Kai: Super Spy by Laura Gehl, illus. by Alexandria Neonakis (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-4332-8). A girl uses her spying skills to uncover what’s going on with her parents in this new-baby story. Ages up to 8.


What If Everybody? adds What If Everybody Thought That? by Ellen Javernick, illus. by Colleen M. Madden (Aug. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-9137-4), ages up to 8.

Amicus Ink

The Amicus Book of ABC (Sept. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-68152-568-6) and The Amicus Book of 123 (Sept. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-68152-569-3) by Isobel Lundie are concept books with collage art featuring recycled maps and marbled paper. Ages 2–5.

No Hugs! by Deirdre A. Prischmann, illus. by Sarah Jennings (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68152-415-3). Two girls learn that sometimes a friend wants a high-five instead of a hug. Ages 2–5.

A Tiny Brown Monkey on the Big Blue Earth by Tory Christie, illus. by Luciana Navarro Powell (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68152-498-6). Starting with a monkey in the middle of a jungle, the illustrations in this book show ever-widening views of South America. Ages 2–5.

The Mighty Steam Engine by Yvonne Ng, illus. by Richard Smythe (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68152-237-1). Using the cadence of “This Is the House That Jack Built,” this picture book reveals a steam engine’s inner workings. Ages 4–8.


Riddle Diddle Dumplings by Diane Z. Shore and Deanna Calvert, illus. by Stephanie Bauer, introduces Riddle Diddle Ocean (Sept. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68152-499-3) and Riddle Diddle Rainforest (Sept. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68152-500-6), ages 8–12.

Andersen Press USA

The Hairdo That Got Away by Joseph Coelho, illus. by Fiona Lumbers (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7841-8). When his father leaves, a boy’s trips to the barber stop—and both his hair and feelings—get out of control. Ages 4–9.

Otto Blotter, Bird Spotter by Graham Carter (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7762-6). A boy from a family of bird spotters finds an extraordinary baby bird with a special ability: camouflage. Ages 4–9.

Super Sloth by Robert Starling (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-5511-2). When his archenemy Anteater makes off with some prize mangoes, slow-moving Super Sloth vows to save the day—eventually. Ages 4–9.


Elmer returns in Elmer’s Birthday by David McKee (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7764-0), ages 4–9.

Andrews McMeel

I Love Me by Sally Morgan and Ambelin Kwaymullina (Sept. 3, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5248-5116-3) celebrates self-acceptance. Ages up to 3.

Little Big Nate: Draws a Blank by Lincoln Peirce (Sept. 3, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5248-5178-1). Little Big Nate gets some new crayons in this tale introducing a younger version of this character. Ages up to 3.

Nancy’s Genius Plan by Olivia Jaimes (Oct. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5248-5180-4). Will Nancy be able to make it through the house undetected and sneak a piece of Aunt Fritzi’s cornbread? Ages 3–6.

Can You See Me? by Mikhala Lantz-Simmons and Mohammad Rasoulipour (Oct. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5248-5372-3). This book teaching animal recognition features illustrations composed of equilateral triangles. Ages 3–7.

The World’s Best Dad Jokes for Kids (Oct. 29, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5248-5331-0) and The World’s Best Knock Knock Jokes for Kids (Oct. 29, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5248-5332-7) by Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar compile various jokes. Ages 7–12.


Big Nate stars in Hug It Out! by Lincoln Peirce (Sept. 3, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5248-5184-2), ages 7–12. Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts Kids return in Charlie Brown: All Tied Up (Oct. 15, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5248-5226-9), ages 7–12. Phoebe and Her Unicorn are back in The Unicorn Whisperer by Dana Simpson (Oct. 8, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5248-5196-5), ages 7–14. Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy issues Time Trout by Doug Savage (Sept. 17, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4494-9745-3), ages 8–11. Wallace the Brave reappears in Snug Harbor Stories by Will Henry (Sept. 24, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5248-5177-4), ages 8–14. And Reboot is a new Ghost Network title by I.I. Davidson (Oct. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4494-9731-6), ages 11–14.


Llamas with Lemonade: An Unusual Animal ABC by Ariana Koultourides (Sept. 10, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-77321-321-7). Various critters star in this introduction to the alphabet and alliteration. Ages up to 5.

Mel and Mo’s Marvelous Balancing Act by Nicola Winstanley, illus. by Marianne Ferrer (Oct. 8, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77321-324-8). This story about nonbinary twins introduces concepts of compromise and complementary differences. Ages 4–7.

Our Big Little Place by James A. Conan, illus. by Nicolle LaLonde (Sept. 10, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77321-317-0). A boy living in an apartment complex proves that no space is too small when you have a big imagination. Ages 4–7.

Tallulah Plays the Tuba by Tiffany Stone, illus. by Sandy Nichols (Oct. 8, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77321-307-1). Tiny Tallulah hatches a plan to turn her dream of playing the tuba into reality. Ages 4–7.

Why Don’t Cars Run on Apple Juice? Real Science Questions from Real Kids by Kira Vermond, illus. by Suharu Ogawa (Sept. 10, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77321-302-6), answers 50 questions from curious kids. Ages 7–11.

The Ghost Collector by Allison Mills (Sept. 10, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77321-296-8). Shelly and her grandmother help ghosts—but the girl’s relationship to ghosts changes when her mother dies suddenly. Ages 10–18.

What the Eagle Sees: Indigenous Stories of Rebellion and Renewal by Eldon Yellowhorn and Kathy Lowinger (Sept. 10, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-77321-329-3) relays indigenous history from an indigenous viewpoint. Ages 11–18.


Classic Munsch Concepts gains Classic Munsch Moods by Robert Munsch, illus. by Michael Martchenko (Sept. 3, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-77321-300-2), ages up to 5. And Cross Ups continues with Rising Star by Sylv Chiang, illus. by Connie Choi (Oct. 8, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77321-312-5), ages 9–18.


Camilla, Cartographer by Julie Dillemuth, illus. by Laura Wood (Oct. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3033-4). Camilla’s love of maps inspires her to create one to help her neighbor during a snowstorm. Ages 4–8.

Fantastic You by Danielle Dufayet, illus. by Jennifer Zivoin (Sept. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3028-0), shows readers how to care for themselves, be kind to themselves, and stay happy. Ages 4–8.

My Singing Nana by Pat Mora, illus. by Alyssa Bermudez (Oct. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3021-1). Billy loves baking and singing with his Nana, who sometimes needs help remembering things. Ages 4–8.

Red Yellow Blue by Lysa Mullady, illus. by Laurent Simon (Aug. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3030-3). Red wants to be left alone, until realizing that it’s more fun to work together with Yellow and Blue. Ages 4–8.

Snitchy Witch by Frank J. Sileo, illus. by MacKenzie Haley (Sept. 10, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3022-8), is a story exploring the difference between snitching and telling and the impact that words have on others. Ages 4–8.

Stand Up! Be an Upstander and Make a Difference by Wendy L. Moss (Oct. 15, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-2963-5) is a guide to standing up to bullying and injustice at school, at home, and in one’s community. Ages 8–12.

Trans+: Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You by Kathryn Gonzales and Karen Rayne (Aug. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-2983-3) answers questions about gender expression and identity. Ages 15–17.


Once Upon a Garden by Jo Rooks presents Lucy’s Light (Aug. 20, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3088-4) and Sophie’s Shell (Aug. 20, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-3089-1), ages 4–8. And What-to-Do Guides for Kids introduces What to Do When Fear Interferes: A Kid’s Guide to Dealing with Phobias by Claire A.B. Freeland and Jacqueline B. Toner, illus. by Janet McDonnell (Aug. 6, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-2974-1), ages 7–10.

Apples & Honey

Crocodile, You’re Beautiful! Embracing Our Strengths and Ourselves by Ruth K. Westheimer, illus. by C.B. Decker (Aug. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-551-7), is a story addressing body image, confidence, and standing-up for oneself. Ages 4–8.

Jackie and Jesse and Joni and Jae: A Rosh Hashanah Story by Chris Barash, illus. by Christine Battuz (Aug. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-550-0). Four friends reflect on past mistakes and look forward to a new year. Ages 4–8.

Yiddish Saves the Day! by Debbie Levy, illus. by Hector Borlasca (Aug. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-544-9) reveals how a bad day can be helped by kvetching in Yiddish to the whole mishpachah. Ages 4–8.

Hillel Takes a Bath by Vicki L. Weber, illus. by John Joven (Aug. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-546-3). This tale about Hillel of the Talmud emphasizes the value of healthy habits. Ages 8–12.

Once Upon an Apple Cake: A Rosh Hashanah Story by Elana Rubinstein, illus. by Jennifer Naalchigar (Aug. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-549-4), involves a girl who loves to cook, a rival restaurant, and a secret Rosh Hashanah recipe. Ages 8–12.

Right Side Up: Adventures in Chelm by Eric A. Kimmel, illus. by Steve Brown (Aug. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-548-7), retells the Wise Men of Chelm stories with an old-country setting and a modern gender balance. Ages 8–12.


The Forest in the Trees by Connie McLennan (Aug. 10, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-64351-350-8) presents a cumulative rhyme exploring the upper canopy of the redwood forest. Ages 3–8.


Animal Anatomy and Adaptations picks up Animal Skins by Mary Holland (Aug. 10, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-64351-339-3), ages 5–9.

Archie Comics

Betty & Veronica: Senior Year by Jamie Lee Rotante, illus. by Sandra Lanz (Oct. 8, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68255-791-4). The friendship of these Riverdale characters is tested during their final high-school year. Ages 14–18.

Sabrina the Teenage Witch by Kelly Thompson, illus. by Veronica Fish (Dec. 10, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68255-805-8). Sabrina balances living her mortal life and dealing with a demonic threat. Ages 14–18.


Charcoal Boys by Roger Mello, trans. by Daniel Hahn (Oct. 8, $20, ISBN 978-1-939810-19-9). This story about a resilient boy who works in Brazil’s coal mines is told from the perspective of a hornet watching him. Ages 5–8.

B Small

A-Maze-Ing Natural Phenomena: Discover the Science in Nature by Eryl Nash, illus. by Sarah Dennis (Sept. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-911509-25-7), compiles mazes and scientific facts about seven natural settings. Ages 6–8.


Five Little Mermaids by Sunny Scribens, illus. by Barbara Vagnozzi (Sept. 30, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-78285-831-7). In this counting tale, mermaids host a singalong journey through the world’s oceans. Ages 3–7.

Let’s Celebrate! Special Days Around the World by Kate DePalma, illus. by Martina Peluso (Oct. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-78285-833-1), spotlights 13 traditional holidays. Ages 3–7.

A Place to Stay: A Shelter Story by Erin Gunti, illus. by Estelí Meza (Aug. 20, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-78285-824-9). A girl’s imagination helps her to adjust to living with her mother in a women’s shelter. Ages 5–9.

Barefoot Books Solar System by Anne Jankeliowitch, illus. by Annabelle Buxton (Sept. 16, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-78285-823-2), is a glow-in-the-dark, interactive guide to the solar system. Ages 8–12.

Titles in Spanish

Algarabia en la granja (The Farmyard Jamboree) by Margaret Read MacDonald, illus. by Sophie Fatus (Aug. 20, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-78285-858-4), ages 3–7; and El mundo (Whole World) by Christopher Corr (Aug. 20, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-78285-856-0), ages 3–7.


Bitty Brown Babe by Deborah LeFalle, illus. by Keisha Morris (Sept. 10, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-4853-4), offers a paean to the wonder and beauty of a beloved baby. Ages up to 3.

Huggle Wuggle, Bedtime Snuggle by Della Ross Ferreri, illus. by Mette Engell (Sept. 17, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-4858-9), showcases goofy antics and sweet interactions during a bedtime routine. Ages up to 3.

On the Day You Were Baptized by Taylor Young, illus. by Anita Schmidt (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-5552-5). Parents reflect back on the happy day their baby was baptized. Ages up to 5.

Countdown to Christmas by Mary Manz Simon, illus. by Brian Hartley (Oct. 8, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-4854-1). This tale counting down the days to Christmas includes songs, prayers, and activities. Ages 2–5.

The Little Shepherd by Elizabeth Jaeger, illus. by Irene Montano (Oct. 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-4873-2), relays the Christmas story from the perspective of a young shepherd. Ages 3–5.

The Boy with Big, Big Feelings by Britney Winn Lee, illus. by Jacob Souva (Aug. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-5450-4). A boy learns that, though his feelings may be overwhelming and scary, he shouldn’t hide them. Ages 4–8.

The Family Time Bible by Mary Manz Simon, illus. by Fátima Anaya (Sept. 17, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-4855-8), compiles stories from the Old and New Testaments. Ages 4–8.

Let’s Eat! Mealtime Around the World by Lynne Marie, illus. by Parwinder Singh (Nov. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-5194-7), explores food from 13 countries. Ages 4–8.

On Your Way by John Coy, illus. by Talitha Shipman (Aug. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-5258-6). A mother remembers her child’s first steps as young animals gallop, jump, and hop nearby. Ages 4–8.

Picturing God by Ruth Goring (Sept. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-4939-5). Collage and mosaic art portray biblical metaphors for God. Ages 5–8.


Welcome to Santa’s Workshop by Annie Auerbach (Sept. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-5074-4) is a search-and-find book set on the North Pole. Ages 1–4.

Together We Can! A Heart-Warming Ode to Friendship, Compassion, and Kindness by Caryl Hart, illus. by Ali Pye (Aug. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-5076-8). Friends of all kinds star in this story about the joys of sharing, playing, and working together. Ages 4–7.

The U.S. Constitution and You, Revised Edition by Syl Sobel (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-1167-7) includes updated information on the distinction between federal and state judges and courts. Ages 8–11.


The Goblin Goes to School by Sara Daniell, illus. by Alli Kappen (Oct. 24, board book, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-946006-85-1). On Patrick’s first day of school, Goblin teaches him how to be a good student. Ages 4–8.

Meditation for Children: A Book of Mindfulness by Shelley Wilson, illus. by Phaedra Elson (Aug. 22, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-947727-40-3), introduces mindfulness through guided visualizations. Ages 5–9.

Hood Academy by Shelley Wilson (Oct. 10, $26.95, ISBN 978-1-64397-009-7). When her father is murdered, Mia is taken to a school in the forest where she discovers she is a werewolf hunter. Ages 14–18.

Rowan Slone: A Life, Redefined by Tracy Hewitt Meyer (Oct. 17, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-64397-012-7). In this series launch, a teen contends with her baby brother’s death, a loveless family, and the pain of cutting. Ages 15–18.


The Dinswood Chronicles welcomes The Missing Mortals by Ellen Alexander (Nov. 14, $26.95, ISBN 978-1-64397-010-3), ages 10–14. And Shadow’s Legacy gains Light of Darkness by Lonnie Davidson (Oct. 31, $26.95, ISBN 978-1-64397-016-5), ages 15–18.

Black Dog & Leventhal

Maps of the World’s Oceans: An Illustrated Children’s Atlas to the Seas and All the Creatures and Plants That Live There by Enrico Lavagno and Angelo Mojetta, illus. by Sacco Vallarino (Nov. 5, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-6797-6) is a follow-up to Maps of the World. Ages 8–12.


Baby Elements adds Theodore Gray’s ABC Elements by Gray (Sept. 10, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-6701-3), ages up to 3.


Frozen Sun Saga: Beasts of the Frozen Sun by Jill Criswell (Aug. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-982556-27-3). In this series debut, a girl with the power to read people’s souls helps a marauder who washes ashore. Ages 14–18.

Lost and Found by Orson Scott Card (Sept. 10, $25.99, ISBN 978-1-982613-41-9). A boy with the power to return lost objects to their owners is put to the test when his best friend disappears. Ages 14–18.

Shadow Frost by Coco Ma (Oct. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-982527-44-0). After a princess discovers she may hold the key to defeating the demon terrorizing her kingdom, she takes on the challenge. Ages 14–18.


House of Night Other World continues with Forgotten by P.C. and Kristin Cast (Oct. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-982548-05-6), ages 14–18.


The Girl and the Dinosaur by Hollie Hughes, illus. by Sarah Massini (Jan. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0322-0). Marianne’s wish for the dinosaur skeleton she finds on the beach to come to life is granted. Ages 3–6.

Ruby Finds a Worry by Tom Percival (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0237-7). Ruby discovers a Worry that grows bigger and bigger—until she and a boy with his own Worry find a way to get rid of them together. Ages 3–6.

A Voice Named Aretha by Katheryn Russell-Brown, illus. by Laura Freeman (Jan. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-850-7), is a picture-book biography of the late Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Ages 4–8.

Migration: Incredible Animal Journeys by Mike Unwin, illus. by Jenni Desmond (Aug. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0097-7), follows the migrations of 20 of Earth’s creatures. Ages 5–8.

Machines in Motion: The Amazing History of Transportation by Tom Jackson, illus. Chris Mould (Jan. 14, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0337-4), chronicles the origins of various modes of transportation. Ages 5–9.

The Dragon Warrior by Katie Zhao (Oct. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0200-1). An outcast travels to several Chinatowns in the U.S. to prove herself to be a fabled warrior meant to work for the Jade Emperor. Ages 8–11.

The Princess Who Flew with Dragons by Stephanie Burgis (Nov. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0207-0). When ice giants attack her kingdom, an exiled princess must return to save her family and home. Ages 8–12.

Some Places More Than Others by Renée Watson (Sept. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-108-9). Visiting N.Y.C. from Portland, Ore., Amara explores her roots as she learns more about Harlem and her family history. Ages 8–12.

Spies, Lies, and Disguise: The Daring Tricks and Deeds That Won World War II by Jennifer Swanson, illus. by Kevin O’Malley (Nov. 26, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-779-1), examines top-secret operations each side undertook to deceive their enemies. Ages 9–11.

Bugs in Danger: Our Vanishing Bees, Butterflies, and Beetles by Mark Kurlansky (Nov. 12, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0085-4) explains the growth and population decline of bees, fireflies, butterflies, and ladybugs. Ages 9–12.

Close Calls: How Thirteen U.S. Presidents Escaped from the Brink of Death by Michael P. Spradlin (Jan. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0023-6) showcases presidential close calls and moments of bravery. Ages 9–14.

One Person, No Vote: How Not All Voters Are Treated Equally by Carol Anderson and Tonya Bolden (Sept. 17, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0107-3) is a YA adaptation of this history of voter suppression in America. Ages 12–18.

A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer (Jan. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-511-7). In this sequel to A Curse So Dark and Lonely, Prince Rhen divides his kingdom by refusing a marriage alliance. Ages 13–18.

The Map from Here to There by Emery Lord (Jan. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-938-2). Starting senior year with great friends and a charming boyfriend, Paige is anxious about the big life decisions ahead. Ages 13–18.

Saving Savannah by Tonya Bolden (Jan. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-804-0). In the early 20th century, an African-American girl becomes a woman on her own terms amid widespread social change. Ages 13–18.

The Wickerlight by Mary Watson (Nov. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0194-3). When her sister is found dead, Zara launches an investigation that leads her into an ancient magical war. Ages 14–18.


Croc & Turtle star in Snow Fun! by Mike Wohnoutka (Oct. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-637-4), ages 3–6. Lola Dutch reappears in Lola Dutch I Love You So Much by Kenneth Wright, illus. by Sarah Jane Wright (Dec. 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0117-2), ages 3–6. Fabio the World’s Greatest Flamingo Detective sleuths on in The Case of the Missing Hippo by Laura James, illus. by Emily Fox (Aug. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0217-9), ages 6–9. Darkdeep gains The Beast by Ally Condie and Brendan Reichs (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0203-2), ages 8–11. Ellie, Engineer returns in In the Spotlight by Jackson Pearce (Nov. 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0185-1), ages 8–12. How to Win the Science Fair When You’re Dead by Paul Noth (Sept. 17, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-661-9) joins How to Sell Your Family to the Aliens, ages 8–12. Kid Normal is back in Kid Normal and the Rogue Heroes by Greg James and Chris Smith, illus. by Erica Salcedo (Sept. 10, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0098-4), ages 8–12. The Storm Keeper’s Island lands The Lost Tide Warriors by Catherine Doyle (Jan. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0272-8), ages 8–12. And More Than a Princess greets Power of a Princess by E.D. Baker (Nov. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-769-2), ages 9–11.



Step into Stem by William Anthony introduces Energy (Oct. 1, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-78637-563-6), Forces (Oct. 1, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-78637-564-3), Plants (Oct. 1, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-78637-560-5), Seasons (Oct. 1, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-78637-562-9), and Senses (Oct. 1, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-78637-559-9), ages 3–5.


New World by David Jesus Vignolli (Aug. 27, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68415-398-5). As cultures collide during the colonization of the Americas, three unlikely heroes team up to combat a supernatural force. Ages 7–12.

Girl on Film: A Graphic Novel Memoir by Cecil Castellucci, illus. by V. Gagnon et al. (Nov. 19, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-68415-453-1), tracks the life of this comic book writer. Ages 14-up.


Bolivar reappears in Bolivar Eats New York: A Discovery Adventure by Sean Rubin (Nov. 12, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68415-424-1), ages 5–8. And Jim Henson’s the Storyteller issues Sirens by Sztybor Bartosz et al., illus. by Jakub Rebelka (Dec. 24, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-68415-447-0), ages 9–12.

Boom/Boom Box

The Avant-Guards by Carly Usdin, illus. by Noah Hayes (Sept. 3, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68415-367-1). In this series starter, art students find community, friendship, and love on and off the basketball court. Ages 12–18.

A Sparrow’s Roar by C.R. Chua and Paolo Chikiamco (Oct. 22, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68415-476-0). When a prank misfires and a knight-in-training’s heroic sister dies, he impersonates her to carry on her quest. Ages 12–18.

Welcome to Wanderland by Jackie Ball, illus. by Maddi Gonzalez (Sept. 24, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68415-472-2), centers on a teen who is transported to the world that her favorite amusement park is based on. Ages 12–18.


The Shape of Friendship by Lilah Sturges, illus. by Polterink (Nov. 26, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68415-451-7), is a new Lumberjanes Original Graphic Novel, ages 9–12.

Boom/Boom Studios

Ronin Island by Greg Pak, illus. by Giannis Milonogiannis (Dec. 10, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68415-459-3). This series launch is an idealistic coming-of-age story set in a morally gray time of war. Ages 10–18.

Sparrowhawk by Delilah S. Dawson, illus. by Matias Basla (Aug. 20, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68415-395-4). In this dark fantasy, the Faerie Queen pulls Artemisia into a realm where she is targeted by evil fairies. Ages 13–18.


Rugrats: The Last Token by Pranas T. Naujokaitis, illus. by Maurizia Rubino (Dec. 3, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68415-462-3). In their first graphic novel adventure, the Rugrats visit an arcade. Ages 8–12.

Snoopy: A Beagle of Mars, created by Charles M. Schulz, written by Jason Cooper, illus. by Robert Pope and Hannah White (Dec. 24, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68415-326-8). Snoopy blasts off in this graphic novel. Ages 8–12.

Drew and Jot: Dueling Doodles by Art Baltazar (Nov. 26, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68415-430-2) launches a graphic novel trilogy starring two superheroes from the imaginary world of protagonist Andrew’s sketchbook. Ages 9–12.


Adventure Time welcomes Marcy & Simon by Olivia Olson, illus. by Slimm Fabert (Dec. 10, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68415-418-0), ages 9–12. Hex Vet issues The Flying Surgery by Sam Davies (Dec. 24, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68415-478-4), ages 9–12. And Just Beyond presents The Scare School Original Graphic Novel by R.L. Stine, illus. by Kelly Matthews and Nichole Matthews (Sept. 10, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68415-416-6), ages 9–12.


How About a Night Out? by Sam Williams, illus. by Matt Hunt (Oct. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-912757-14-5). An adventurous kitty takes his friends on a nighttime romp in the city. Ages 3–6.

Polar Bear’s Story by Harriet Blackford, illus. by Manja Stojic (Sept. 3, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-912757-10-7). A polar bear cub learns about life in the Arctic. Ages 3–6.

The Magic Hug: A Story About Emotions by Fifi Kuo (Oct. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-910716-92-2). This tale about a young dragon examines how anger affects us and everyone we love. Ages 3–7.


I Love My... adds I Love My Home by Sebastien Braun (Jan. 7, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-912757-20-6), ages 3–6.

Boyds Mills

Good Night, Oliver Wizard by Rebecca Kai Dotlich, illus. by Josée Masse (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62979-337-5). A father and a son star in this book addressing bedtime resistance and nighttime fears. Ages 3–7.

Arithmechicks Add Up: A Math Story by Ann Marie Stephens, illus. by Jia Liu (Aug. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62979-807-3). This tale demonstrating key math concepts introduces 10 math-loving chicks. Ages 4–8.

Warrior Queens: True Stories of Six Ancient Rebels Who Slayed History by Vicky Alvear Shecter, illus. by Bill Mayer (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62979-679-6), profiles royals from various cultures and eras. Ages 9–12.


Secret Life adds The Secret Life of the Skunk by Laurence Pringle, illus. by Kate Garchinsky (Aug. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62979-877-6), ages 6–9. And Unleashed by Carolyn O’Doherty (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62979-815-8) is a new Rewind Novel, ages 12–18.

Boyds Mills/Calkins Creek

Buzzing with Questions: The Inquisitive Mind of Charles Henry Turner by Janice N. Harrington, illus. by Theodore Taylor III (Nov. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62979-558-4), spotlights this African-American entomologist and educator. Ages 7–10.

Full of Beans: Henry Ford Grows a Car by Peggy Thomas, illus. by Edwin Fotheringham (Oct. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62979-639-0), reveals how carmaker Henry Ford used soybeans in his autos and in everyday life. Ages 7–10.

Prairie Boy: Frank Lloyd Wright Turns the Heartland into a Home by Barb Rosenstock, illus. by Christopher Silas Neal (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62979-440-2), examines Wright’s early life and creative genius. Ages 7–10.

Moonshine by Justin Benton (Oct. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62979-811-0). During the Depression, a boy questions his and his father’s illicit lifestyle brewing moonshine in the Tennessee wilderness. Ages 8–12.

The Poison Eaters: Fighting Danger and Fraud in Our Food and Drugs by Gail Jarrow (Oct. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62979-438-9) chronicles the creation of the Food and Drug Administration. Ages 10–17.

Accused! The Trials of the Scottsboro Boys: Lies, Prejudice, and the Fourteenth Amendment by Larry Dane Brimner (Oct. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62979-775-5) explores this historic case of racial injustice. Ages 13–17.

Boyds Mills/WordSong

Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir by Nikki Grimes (Oct. 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-62979-881-3). This memoir-in-verse follows Grimes’s story of overcoming odds through writing and faith. Ages 12–18.


Hello Baby Animals! A First Book of Animals and the Sounds That They Make by Luisa Adam, illus. by Nadia Turner (Nov. 1, board book, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-648-40955-7); and Hello Wild Animals! A First Book of Animal Facts and Sounds by Adam, illus. by Garry Fleming (Oct. 1, board book, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-648-45710-7). These introductions to animals feature touch-and-feel inserts. Ages up to 3.

Building Block

Frankie’s Scared of Everything by Mathew Franklin (Oct. 7, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-944201-22-7). Frankie uses his imagination to face his fear of monsters. Ages 4–8.


Matchy Matchy by Erin McGill (Oct. 15, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-944903-72-5). Thanks to her mother, everything in Maria’s wardrobe matches, until she decides to assert her own style. Ages 5–7.

Oak Leaf by John Sandford (Sept. 17, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-944903-73-2). The breeze carries an autumn leaf throughout the world and onto a girl’s open book. Ages 5–7.

Poop by Poppy Champignon, illus. by Mark Hoffmann (Aug. 20, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-944903-74-9), is a tale about this giggle-inducing titular word. Ages 5–7.

The President Sang Amazing Grace by Zoe Mulford, illus. by Jeff Scher (Sept. 24, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-944903-84-8), tells how former President Obama sang this song after 2015’s fatal shooting in a Charleston, S.C., church. Ages 5–7.

Terrible Times Tables by Michelle Markel, illus. by Merrilee Liddiard (Aug. 6, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-944903-75-6). Inspired by a Victorian math primer, this book offers a modern take on learning the multiplication tables. Ages 6–9.



Campfire Graphic Novels introduces They Changed the World: Copernicus–Galileo by Rik Hoskin, illus. by Sachin Nagar (Jan. 28, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-93-81182-96-3), ages 12–18.


Frankie’s Food Truck, illus. by Lucia Gaggiotti (Oct. 8, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0687-6), is a lift-the-flap tale featuring foods with different shapes. Ages up to 3.

Mary Had a Little Lamb: A Colors Book (Sept. 10, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1111-5) and This Little Piggy: A Counting Book (Sept. 10, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1110-8) by Jarvis. Familiar characters star in these concept books. Ages up to 3.

Colors with Little Fish by Lucy Cousins (Sept. 10, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0611-1). On an undersea adventure, Little Fish spots an array of colors. Ages 1–3.

Cerca/Close (Sept. 17, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9062-5) and Lejos / Far (Sept. 17, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9063-2) by Juan Felipe Herrera, illus. by Blanca Gómez. These bilingual books showcase things that are close and far away. Ages 2–5.

Grandpa’s Top Threes by Wendy Meddour, illus. by Daniel Egneus (Sept. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1125-2). A boy devises a game to coax his grieving grandfather to reconnect with the world. Ages 2–5.

Looking for Yesterday by Alison Jay (Aug. 20, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0421-6). In this tale about being content in the present, a boy tries to find a way to relive yesterday’s perfect day at the fair. Ages 2–5.

What’s Next? by Timothy Knapman, illus. by Jane McGuinness (Nov. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0989-1). An inquisitive baby badger’s father helps him discover the world outside his den. Ages 3–5.

Around the Table That Grandad Built by Melanie Heuiser Hill, illus. by Jaime Kim (Sept. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9784-6). This riff on “This Is the House That Jack Built” honors tradition, family, and friendship. Ages 3–7.

A Day for Skating by Sarah Sullivan, illus. by Madeline Valentine (Nov. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9686-3). A child’s first skating adventure on a pond ends with a bedtime story. Ages 3–7.

The Favorite Book by Bethanie Deeney Murguia (Oct. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0446-9). This rhyming story encourages readers to reflect on how they select their favorite things. Ages 3–7.

The Little Snowplow Wishes for Snow by Lora Koehler, illus. by Jake Parker (Oct. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0117-8). The hero of The Little Snowplow returns in this tale about a long-awaited first snowfall. Ages 3–7.

Mr. Scruff by Simon James (Sept. 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0935-8). A boy and a dog star in this story about friendship and finding a home. Ages 3–7.

Our Favorite Day by Joowon Oh (Sept. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0357-8). A loving grandfather and his granddaughter share a favorite day of the week: the one they spend together. Ages 3–7.

Tooth Fairy in Training by Michelle Robinson, illus. by Briony May Smith (Dec. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0939-6). A tooth fairy’s older sister takes her on her first tooth-collecting mission. Ages 3–7.

The Underhills: A Fairy Story by Bob Graham (Oct. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1112-2). In this follow-up to April and Esme, Tooth Fairies, the sisters meet a girl arriving from Ghana with a tooth in her pocket. Ages 3–7.

Anxious Charlie to the Rescue by Terry Milne (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0916-7). A friend in need motivates an anxious pup to confront his fear of change. Ages 4–6.

Little Frida by Anthony Browne (Oct. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0933-4). Inspired by Frida Kahlo’s diary, this story portrays the artist and her imaginary friend in illustrations evoking Kahlo’s iconic style. Ages 4–6.

Sleep: How Nature Gets Its Rest by Kate Prendergast (Sept. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0798-9) showcases the sleeping habits of animals around the world. Ages 4–7.

Astro Girl by Ken Wilson-Max (Sept. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0946-4). Inspired by her mother, a girl aspires to become an astronaut. Ages 4–8.

Chick and Brain: Smell My Foot! by Cece Bell (Sept. 3, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7936-1). This graphic reader about good manners gone awry introduces friends who excel at miscommunication. Ages 4–8.

Dasher: How a Brave Little Doe Changed Christmas Forever by Matt Tavares (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0137-6). With the help of a Christmas wish, a doe in a traveling circus finds a new life. Ages 4–8.

Just Because by Mac Barnett, illus. by Isabelle Arsenault (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9680-1). A patient father offers up increasingly creative responses to his child’s bedtime wonderings. Ages 4–8.

Mother Goose of Pudding Lane by Chris Raschka, illus. by Vladimir Radunsky (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-7523-3), tells the story of the real-life Mother Goose and compiles classic rhymes. Ages 4–8.

My Grandma and Me by Mina Javaherbin, illus. by Lindsey Yankey (Aug. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9494-4), is a story celebrating the love between an Iranian girl and her grandmother. Ages 4–8.

Riding a Donkey Backwards: Wise and Foolish Tales of Mulla Nasruddin by Sean Taylor and Khayaal Theatre Company, illus. by Shirin Adl (Aug. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0507-7) collects tales of a famous Muslim character known as the sagest man—and the biggest fool—in the village. Ages 4–8.

Wild Honey from the Moon by Kenneth Kraegel (Nov. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8169-2). An unflappable mother will do anything to find a cure for her ailing young son—even travel to the moon. Ages 4–8.

Douglas by Randy Cecil (Sept. 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-3397-4). This follow-up to Lucy introduces a movie-theater mouse on a daring adventure. Ages 5–8.

Frank and Bean by Jamie Michalak, illus. by Bob Kolar (Oct. 8, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9559-0). Can introspective Frank and gregarious Bean find a way to make beautiful music together? Ages 5–8.

Snow Leopard: Ghost of the Mountains by Justin Anderson, illus. by Patrick Benson (Oct. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0540-4). A zoologist in the Himalayas searches for the elusive snow leopard. Ages 5–8.

Duck! by Meg McKinlay, illus. by Nathaniel Eckstrom (Aug. 13, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0422-3). With a nod to “Chicken Little,” this tale set on a quiet farm just might become a barnyard disaster. Ages 5–9.

Freedom Soup by Tami Charles, illus. by Jacqueline Alcántara (Dec. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8977-3). A family makes its traditional New Year’s soup and shares the story of how Haiti gained its independence. Ages 5–9.

The Shortest Day by Susan Cooper, illus. by Carson Ellis (Oct. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-8698-7). In this poem celebrating the winter solstice, a community gathers to prepare for the long night ahead. Ages 5–up.

The Hippo at the End of the Hall by Helen Cooper (Oct. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0448-3). In this illustrated novel, Ben is swept into a world of forgotten secrets and magic while visiting a museum. Ages 7–9.

The Dog Who Lost His Bark by Eoin Colfer, illus. by P.J. Lynch (Sept. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0442-1), presents a story about a boy, his dog, and the healing power of music. Ages 7–10.

Hooray for Women! by Marcia Williams (Aug. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0111-6) spotlights the accomplishments of more than 70 women throughout history. Ages 8–12.

On Snowden Mountain by Jeri Watts (Sept. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9744-0). Ellen learns the quiet strength of family when her mother’s depression prompts her to ask an estranged aunt for help. Ages 8–12.

Weird Little Robots by Carolyn Crimi, illus. by Corinna Luyken (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9493-7). When two science-savvy girls create an entire robot world, the bots come alive. Ages 8–12.

Between Worlds: Folktales of Britain and Ireland, edited by Kevin Crossley-Holland, illus. by Frances Castle (Oct. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0941-9), retells 48 ancient stories. Ages 10–18.

Beverly, Right Here by Kate DiCamillo (Sept. 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9464-7). This middle grade novel concludes the Three Rancheros sequence, which began with Raymie Nightingale and Louisiana’s Way Home. Ages 10–18.

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell, illus. by Christian Birmingham (Oct. 15, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1124-5), includes this classic’s unabridged text and 50 new illustrations. Ages 10–18.

Leading the Way: Women in Power by Janet and Theresa Howell, illus. by Kylie Erwin and Alexandra Bye (Oct. 8, $25, ISBN 978-1-5362-0846-7), showcases the careers of 50 American women in politics. Ages 10–18.

The Color of the Sun by David Almond (Sept. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0785-9). In this dreamlike tale, a boy rediscovers joy and beauty within and around him in the aftermath of his father’s death. Ages 12–18.

Joe Quinn’s Poltergeist by David Almond, illus. by Dave McKean (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0160-4), is a graphic novel about a boy who is determined to discover the source of the poltergeist in his house. Ages 12–18.

The Rift by Rachael Craw (Oct. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1128-3). As corporate greed is pitted against supernatural forces, two friends must protect their island. Ages 12–18.

Mother Tongue by Julie Mayhew (Aug. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0263-2). Based on the 2004 school siege in the Russian town of Beslan, this is a story about grief, resilience, and finding one’s voice in tragic times. Ages 14–18.

The Starlight Claim by Tim Wynne-Jones (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0264-9). A teen searching for his lost friend battles the frigid wilderness and menacing prison escapees. Ages 14–18.

What Makes Us by Rafi Mittlefehldt (Oct. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9750-1). After a viral video reveals a teen’s dark family history, he must reckon with his heritage, legacy, and identity. Ages 14–18.

Title in Spanish

¡Hurra, Pececito! (Hooray for Fish!) by Lucy Cousins (Oct. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0904-4), ages up to 3.


Guess How Much I Love You adds Guess How Much I Love You (25th Anniversary Slipcase Edition) by Sam McBratney, illus. by Anita Jeram (Oct. 1, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1064-4), ages up to 3. The Construction Crew gets back to work in Dig, Dump, Roll by Sally Sutton, illus. by Brian Lovelock (Sept. 10, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0902-0), ages 2–5. Peppa Pig stars in Peppa Pig and the Christmas Play (Sept. 10, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0948-8), ages 2–5. Lucy Cousins’s Maisy returns in Maisy Goes Shopping: A Fold-Out and Play Book (Sept. 17, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0862-7) and Maisy’s Christmas Party: With 6 Festive Letters and Secret Surprises! (Oct. 8, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0861-0), ages 3–5. New Gigantosaurus titles are Don’t Cave (Nov. 5, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1207-5) and The Lost Egg (Nov. 5, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1206-8) by Mandy Archer; and The Story of Gigantosaurus (Sept. 10, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1230-3), ages 3–7. And Peg + Cat are back in Peg + Cat: Peg up a Tree: A Level 1 Reader by Jennifer Oxley and Billy Aronson (Nov. 12, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0968-6), ages 4–6.

The Princess in Black reappears in The Princess in Black and the Bathtime Battle by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, illus. by LeUyen Pham (Sept. 3, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0221-2), ages 5–8. Where’s Waldo? adds Where’s Waldo? Double Trouble at the Museum: The Ultimate Spot-the-Difference Book by Martin Handford (Oct. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0139-0), ages 5–9. Little Lunch continues with Loads of Laughs by Danny Katz, illus. by Mitch Vane (Dec. 10, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0914-3), ages 6–9. Judy Moody competes in Judy Moody, Book Quiz Whiz by Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds (Sept. 10, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0484-1), ages 7–9. Hank Zipzer celebrates in The Pizza Party by Theo Baker (Nov. 12, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0765-1), ages 7–10. Matt Forbeck’s Endless Quest picks up Dungeons & Dragons: Escape from Castle Ravenloft (Sept. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0922-8) and Dungeons & Dragons: The Mad Mage’s Academy (Sept. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0924-2), ages 8–12. The Wild Magic Trilogy continues with The Little Grey Girl by Celine Kiernan (Sept. 3, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0151-2), ages 9–12. And Michelle Knudsen’s Evil Librarian adds Curse of the Evil Librarian (Aug. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-9427-2), ages 14–18.

Candlewick/Big Picture

Walk This Underground World by Kate Baker, illus. by Sam Brewster (Oct. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0856-6). Flaps lift to reveal underground worlds throughout the globe. Ages 5–8.

Animazes: Extraordinary Animal Migrations by Katie Haworth, illus. by Melissa Castrillón (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0853-5). Mazes follow the journeys of migrating animals. Ages 6–9.

The Speed of Starlight: An Exploration of Physics, Sound, Light, and Space by Colin Stuart, illus. by Ximo Abadia (Oct. 1, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0855-9), explains such phenomena as sonar sound, the speed of light, and basic quantum physics. Ages 8–11.

Paper World: Planet Earth by Bomboland (Sept. 17, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0854-2). This book featuring paper engineering, flaps, and die-cuts spotlights Earth’s natural marvels. Ages 8–12.

Candlewick/Nosy Crow

100 First Words, illus. by Edward Underwood (Sept. 10, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0822-1), includes thematic groups of words and flaps. Ages up to 3.

Alphabet Street by Jonathan Emmett, illus. by Ingela P. Arrhenius (Oct. 8, board book, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0827-6), offers a rhyming, lift-the-flap introduction to the alphabet. Ages 2–5.

The Best Kind of Bear by Greg Gormley, illus. by David Barrow (Nov. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0823-8), is a story that encourages children to accept themselves and celebrate their uniqueness. Ages 2–5.

The Boy and the Bear by Sarah Massini (Nov. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0814-6). A lonely boy misses Bear while his friend hibernates—but the two have a happy reunion in the spring. Ages 2–5.

Have You Seen My Blankie? by Lucy Rowland, illus. by Paula Metcalf (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0819-1). Will Princess Alice find her missing blanket before bedtime? Ages 2–5.

The Knight Who Said “No!” by Lucy Rowland, illus. by Kate Hindley (Sept. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0813-9). An obedient young knight suddenly stops doing what he’s told—until he has an encounter with a dragon. Ages 2–5.

Lionel and the Lion’s Share by Lou Peacock, illus. by Lisa Sheehan (Aug. 20, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0592-3). Will a selfish lion who always expects to get the biggest portion learn to share with others? Ages 2–5.

Little Robin’s Christmas by Jan Fearnley (Oct. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0825-2). On Christmas Eve, a special someone rewards a robin who has given away all his warm vests to shivering animals. Ages 2–5.

Nuts! by Lou Peacock, illus. by Yasmeen Ismail (Sept. 10, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0824-5). Squirrels squabble over a pile of nuts in this tale about learning to share. Ages 2–5.

Flip Flap Dinosaurs, illus. by Axel Scheffler (Oct. 15, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0826-9). Readers flip the pages to create 121 mixed-up dinosaurs. Ages 3–7.


Animal Families welcomes Farm (Oct. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0830-6) and Jungle (Oct. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0831-3), illus. by Jane Ormes, ages up to 3. And joining Where’s The... is Where’s the Chick?, illus. by Ingela P. Arrhenius (Jan. 21, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0751-4), ages up to 3.


I Thought I Saw a Bear! (Aug. 13, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0573-2) and I Thought I Saw an Elephant! (Aug. 13, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0574-9), illus. by Lydia Nichols. Sliders move to reveal hiding animals. Ages up to 3.

The Rhythm of the Rain by Grahame Baker-Smith (Aug. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0575-6). A boy plays in a mountainside pool in this celebration of the water cycle. Ages up to 3.

Hello, Dinosaurs! by Sam Boughton (Sept. 17, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0809-2). Kids greet friendly dinos in this book with flaps and a final gatefold. Ages 2–5.

By the Light of the Moon by Frann Preston-Gannon (Sept. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0810-8). Swamp creatures of all sizes join voices to sing a nighttime song. Ages 3–7.

Fearless Mirabelle and Meg by Katie Haworth, illus. by Nila Aye (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0811-5). In this tale, the twin daughters of circus acrobats have very different talents. Ages 3–7.

Candlewick/Walker Books US

My First Book of New York by Ingela P. Arrhenius (Sept. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0990-7). This tour of New York City landmarks launches a series about cities of the world. Ages 4–7.

The First Christmas Sweater and the Sheep Who Changed Everything by Ryan Tubridy, illus. by Chris Judge (Sept. 10, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1132-0). A multicolored Irish sheep inspires a holiday ritual. Ages 7–10.

Suffragette: The Battle for Equality by David Roberts (Oct. 8, $25, ISBN 978-1-5362-0841-2) provides an illustrated history of the women’s suffrage movement in the U.K. and the U.S. Ages 8–11.

I, Cosmo by Carlie Sorosiak (Dec. 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0769-9). A dog narrates this story about trying to keep his human family together while everything around them falls apart. Ages 8–12.

Malamander by Thomas Taylor, illus. by Tom Booth (Sept. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0722-4). In this fantasy set in Eerie-on-Sea, characters hunt for a sea monster thought to convey a surprising gift. Ages 8–12.

Shadow Skye: The Good Hawk by Joseph Elliott (Jan. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0718-7). Two teens set out to rescue their clan from Nordic raiders in this fantasy series debut set in ancient Scotland. Ages 10–14.

Voyages in the Underworld of Orpheus Black by Marcus Sedgwick and Julian Sedgwick, illus. by Alexis Deacon (Aug. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0437-7). A teen is lost between the world of war and the land of myth in this illustrated novel that transports the tale of Orpheus to WW II–era London. Ages 12–18.

Candy Wrapper

The Proto Project: A Sci-Fi Adventure of the Mind by Bryan R. Johnson (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-940556-07-9). When a top-secret artificial intelligence device goes missing, two kids must save humanity. Ages 8–12.

Capstone Editions

My Footprints by Bao Phi, illus. by Basia Tran (Sept. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68446-000-7). After being taunted by a bully, a Vietnamese-American girl with two mothers has an imaginary adventure. Ages 4–8.

The Brave Cyclist: The True Story of a Holocaust Hero by Amalia Hoffman, illus. by Chiara Fedele (Aug. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68446-063-2), spotlights Gino Bartali, who delivered by bicycle documents Jewish people needed to escape harm during WWII. Ages 7–10.

The Escape of Robert Smalls: A Daring Voyage Out of Slavery by Jehan Jones-Radgowski, illus. by Poppy Kang (Sept. 1, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-5435-1281-6), chronicles a determined crew’s escape from Charleston to Union territory on a stolen Confederate steamship. Ages 8–11.

The Friendship Lie by Rebecca Donnelly, illus. by Ramona Kaulitzki (Aug. 1, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-68446-061-8). Told from two girls’ perspectives, this novel is about friendship, growing up, and being true to yourself. Ages 8–12.


Encounter introduces Ona Judge Outwits the Washingtons: An Enslaved Woman Fights for Freedom by Gwendolyn Hooks, illus. by Simone Agoussoye (Oct. 1, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-5435-1280-9), ages 8–12. And Scooby-Doo is back in Doo Good Together, Scooby-Doo! by Christianne Jones (Aug. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68446-108-0), ages 8–12.

Capstone Press


Four interactive survival adventures join You Choose: Can You Escape?, including Could You Escape Alcatraz? by Eric Mark Braun (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-5435-7561-3) and Could You Escape the Tower of London? by Blake Hoena (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-5435-7563-7), ages 4–8. Circuit Creations 4D issues four titles by Chris Harbo and Sarah L. Schuette (Aug. 1, paper, $7.95 each), ages 7–10. Among the four new Amazing World War II Stories are U.S. Ghost Army: The Master Illusionists of World War II by Nel Yomtov, illus. by Alessandro Valdrighi (Aug. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-5435-7551-4); and Navajo Code Talkers: Top Secret Messengers of World War II by Blake Hoena, illus. by Marcel P. Massegu (Aug. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-5435-7549-1), ages 8–14. There are four new Graphic Science 4D titles starring adventurous young scientist Max Axion (Sept. 1, paper, $7.95 each), ages 8–14. And Tangled History offers four books chronicling WWII events (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95 each), ages 11–14.

Capstone/Compass Point


Captured Television History 4D adds a quartet of titles (summer, paper, $8.99 each), ages 10–13. Fighting to Survive offers six titles, including Fighting to Survive World War II: Terrifying True Stories by Eric Mark Braun and Nancy Dickmann (Aug. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7565-6235-9) and Fighting to Survive in the Wilderness: Terrifying True Stories by Braun (Aug. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7565-6234-2), ages 10–13. And among the four additions to Informed! are Guns and the #NeverAgain Movement: What Would It Take to End Mass Shootings? by Emma Carlson Berne (Aug. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7565-6227-4) and Sexual Harassment in the Age of #MeToo: Crossing the Line by Rebecca Stanborough (Aug. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7565-6226-7), ages 11–14.



Little Inventor issues six biographies, including Alexander Graham Bell: The Man Behind the Telephone by Sally Ann Lee (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-977110-55-8) and Marie Curie: The Woman Behind Radioactivity by Nancy Dickmann (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-977110-59-6), ages 6-8. And Little Physicist introduces five titles, including Energy by Melissa Higgins (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-977110-63-3) and Sound by Megan Cooley Peterson (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-977110-67-1), ages 6–9.

Capstone/Picture Window


Sadiq stars in four stories by Siman Nuurali, illus. by Anjan Sarkar (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95 each), ages 4–8. Katie Woo returns in Katie Woo’s Neighborhood by Fran Manushkin and Laura Zarrin (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-5158-4668-0), ages 5–7. Eight grammar-themed stories by Michael Dahl join Word Adventures: Parts of Speech, illus. by various artists (Aug. 1, paper, $7.95 each), ages 5–8. And My Furry Foster Family welcomes Buttons the Kitten (Aug. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-5158-4562-1) and Truman the Dog (Aug. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-5158-4560-7) by Debbi Michiko Florence, illus. by Melanie Demmer, ages 8–12.

Series in Spanish

Pedro en Español welcomes Spanish translations of four stories by Fran Manushkin, illus. by Tammie Lyon (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95 each), ages 5–7. And Yasmin en Español presents four books starring a Muslim Pakistani-American girl by Saadia Faruqi, illus. by Hatem Aly (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95 each), ages 5–8.

Capstone/Stone Arch


There are four new Girls Survive titles, including Carrie and the Great Storm: A Galveston Hurricane Survival Story by Jessica Gunderson, illus. by Matt Forsyth (Aug. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-8447-2); and Charlotte Spies for Justice: A Civil War Survival Story by Nikki Shannon Smith, illus. by Alessia Trunfio (Aug. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-8446-5), ages 8–11. Jake Maddox Girl Sports Stories offers Balance Beam Boss (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-8451-9) and Softball Switch-Up (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-8450-2) by Maddox, illus. by Katie Wood, ages 8–11. New Jake Maddox Sports Stories by Maddox, illus. by Sean Tiffany, are Diamond Double Play (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-8452-6) and Undercover BMX (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-8453-3), ages 8–11. Batman and his friends triumph in four new chapter books (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95 each), ages 8–12. Far Out Fairy Tales issues four graphic novels (Sept. 1, paper, $5.95 each), ages 8–12. You Choose Stories: Wonder Woman adds four adventures starring this superhero (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95 each), ages 8–12. And Maddox’s Swim or Sink (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-8465-6) and Snowboard Sham (Aug. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4965-8464-9) join Jake Maddox JV, ages 9–12.

Series in Spanish

Jake Maddox novelas gráficas scores four new Spanish-language graphic novels by Maddox and various illustrators (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95 each, ISBN 978-1-4965-8590-5), ages 8–14. And Claudia Cristina Cortez en Español issues four novels by Diana G. Gallagher, illus. by Brann Garvey (Aug. 1, paper, $6.95 each, ISBN 978-1-4965-8584-4), ages 9–13.


Minecraft STEM Challenge Build a Theme Park by Anne Rooney (Sept. 3, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-405-3) shows kids how to use Minecraft to build their own theme park. Ages 7–14.

We Love Mario! by Jon Hamblin (Nov. 5, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-78739-220-5) is an unauthorized guide to Super Mario. Ages 7–14.

The Children’s Interactive Story of Art: The Essential Guide to the World’s Most Famous Artists and Paintings by Susie Hodge (Aug. 6, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-492-3). This guide to paintings from London’s National Gallery features an interactive app. Ages 8–12.

Dino Record Breakers: The Biggest, Fastest and Deadliest Dinos Ever! by Darren Naish (Oct. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-460-2) spotlights record-breaking dinosaurs. Ages 8–12.

Fast Facts: Animals: The Most Incredible Figures and Creatures Stats to Get Your Teeth Into by Camilla de la Bédoyère (Sept. 3, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-418-3) compiles animal data. Ages 8–12.

Roblox Master Gamer’s Guide by Kevin Pettman (Nov. 5, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-78739-212-0) explores this gaming platform. Ages 8–12.

The Ultimate Guide to Music: A Fascinating Introduction to Music and the Instruments of the Orchestra by Joe Fullman (Aug. 6, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-471-8). This guide to instruments, composers, and recordings features a downloadable app. Ages 8–12.

Ultimate Minecraft Master Builder: Step-by-Steps and Top Tips to Create 30 Awesome Builds! by Juliet Stanley (Sept. 3, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-439-8) offers facts and tips on mastering this game. Ages 9–14.

The Ghostkeeper’s Journal & Field Guide: An Augmented Reality Adventure by Japhet Asher (Sept. 3, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-398-8). Kids rely on the journal of a missing child prodigy and on an AR app to rescue him. Ages 10–14.

The Ultimate Bike Book: Get the Lowdown on Road, Track, BMX and Mountain Biking by Moira Butterfield and Kath Jewitt (Sept. 3, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-455-8) is a guidebook to the cycling world. Ages 12–18.


Joining iExplore is My Cutest Kitten by Kay Woodward (Nov. 5, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-422-0), ages 7–14. And Minecraft STEM Challenge adds Build a City: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Your Own City, Packed with Amazing STEM Facts to Inspire You! by Anne Rooney (Sept. 3, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-78312-404-6), ages 7–14.

Cassava Republic


Princess Arabella greets Princess Arabella Is a Big Sister by Mylo Freeman (Sept. 3, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-911115-72-4), ages 3–up.


The Fiery Spiral: The Thousand Steps by Helen Brain (Sept. 6, $16, ISBN 978-1-946395-24-5). In this series debut, a South African girl is given enormous wealth and social power in a post-technological world. Ages 12–18.

Catapult/Story Press Africa


King Shaka: Zulu Legend by Luke W. Molver (Oct. 1, $24, ISBN 978-1-946498-90-8) is a new African Graphic Novel, ages 12–18.


The Hidden Code by P.J. Hoover (Sept. 10, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-944821-91-3). A teen searches for her missing parents and an ancient artifact before dangerous rivals find them first. Ages 11–18.

Pendragon’s Heir by Lori Bond (Oct. 15, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-944821-60-9). After discovering she is a seer, a teen is thrust into a world of superheroes in this King Arthur retelling. Ages 11–18.


Baby Loves Scientists by Ruth Spiro, illus. by Irene Chan (Sept. 10, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-149-1). Baby explores the world of science in this look at various scientific fields. Ages up to 3.

Vole and Troll by Iza Trapani (Sept. 10, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-885-0). This tale loosely based on “The Three Billy Goats Gruff” introduces two characters who can’t get along—until they start singing. Ages 2–5.

Beware! by Bob Raczka, illus. by Larry Day (Oct. 8, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-683-2). Only the five different letters of the title are used to tell this tale of a bee and a bear who overcome preconceived notions to become friends. Ages 3–7.

Dog and Rabbit by Barney Saltzberg (Oct. 8, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-107-1). This story of a friendship triangle unfolds in four vignettes. Ages 3–7.

Not a Bean by Claudia Guadalupe Martinez, illus. by Laura Gonzalez (Nov. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-815-7). This tale about a Mexican jumping bean features Spanish vocabulary and a counting concept. Ages 3–7.

Not a Butterfly Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta, illus. by Shennen Bersani (Nov. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-689-4; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-690-0), introduces various moths (not to be confused with butterflies). Ages 3–7.

Whose Footprint Is That? by Darrin Lunde, illus. by Kelsey Oseid (Oct. 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-834-8), presents a guessing game exploring the connections between an animal, its tracks, and its habitat. Ages 3–7.

Finding Treasure: A Collection of Collections by Michelle Schaub, illus. by Carmen Saldana (Sept. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-875-1), spotlights a child’s quest to start the perfect collection to share at school. Ages 4–8.

How Many? by Christopher Danielson (Sept. 10, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-943-7) suggests ways to integrate math into a child’s everyday life. Ages 4–8.

Little Bro, Big Sis by Rocio Bonilla (Sept. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-109-5). In this book featuring a flip format, two siblings with a wailing newborn in the house tell their sides of the story. Ages 4–8.

Milton & Odie and the Bigger-Than-Bigmouth Bass by Mary Ann Fraser (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-098-2). In this friendship tale, one boy imagines all the fish he’ll catch, while another doubts he’ll catch one at all. Ages 4–8.

A Trapezoid Is Not a Dinosaur! by Suzanne Morris (Nov. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-883-6; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-580-4). Trapezoid wants to join the cast of a play, Shapes in Space, but the other shapes think he shouldn’t have a role. Ages 5–8.

Follow Chester! A College Football Team Fights Racism and Makes History by Gloria Respress-Churchwell, illus. by Laura Freeman (Sept. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-835-5), tells the story of Chester Pierce, a Harvard football star who in 1947 became the first black college player to compete south of the Mason-Dixon line. Ages 6–9.

Mario and the Hole in the Sky: How a Chemist Saved Our Planet by Elizabeth Rusch, illus. by Teresa Martinez (Nov. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-581-1), profiles Mario Molina, who solved the 1980s ozone crisis. Ages 6–9.

The Superlative A. Lincoln: Poems About Our 16th President by Eileen R. Meyer, illus. by Dave Szalay (Nov. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-937-6). Poems highlight the exceptional nature of this president. Ages 6–9.

Friend or Fiction by Abby Cooper (Oct. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-108-8). A girl whose life is in chaos writes stories about a fictional best friend—who appears in real life when a magical experiment goes awry. Ages 8–12.

Title in Spanish

Mario y el agujero en el cielo: Cómo un químico salvó nuestro planeta (Mario and the Hole in the Sky: How a Chemist Saved Our Planet) by Elizabeth Rusch, trans. by Carlos E. Calvo, illus. by Teresa Martinez (Nov. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-582-8), ages 6–9.


Baby Loves Science picks up Baby Loves the Five Senses: Hearing! (Oct. 15, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-102-6) and Baby Loves the Five Senses: Sight! (Oct. 15, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-103-3) by Ruth Spiro, illus. by Irene Chan, ages up to 3. And Ralph Masiello’s Drawing Books adds Ralph Masiello’s Alien Drawing Book by Masiello (Sept. 3, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-57091-769-1; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-57091-770-7), ages 5–8.

Charlesbridge Teen

Becoming Beatriz by Tami Charles (Sept. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-778-5). In this stand-alone companion to Like Vanessa, Beatriz contends with the harsh realities of gang life and broken homes. Ages 12–17.


Teri Terry’s Dark Matter Trilogy continues with Deception (Oct. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-106-4), ages 12–18. And The Necromancer’s Song by Caitlin Seal adds Trinity of Bones (Oct. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-58089-808-9), ages 12–18.

Chicago Review

A Pirate’s Life for She: Swashbuckling Women Through the Ages by Laura Sook Duncombe (Oct. 1, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-64160-055-2) is a YA adaptation of Pirate Women, about 16 women involved in piracy, ages 12–18. Young Naturalists releases Amazing Amphibians: 30 Activities and Observations for Exploring Frogs, Toads, Salamanders, and More by Lisa J. Amstutz (Jan. 7, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-64160-072-9), ages 7–9. Joining For Kids is Code Cracking for Kids: Secret Communications Throughout History, with 21 Codes and Ciphers by Jean Daigneau (Oct. 1, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64160-138-2), ages 9–12. And Bobby Mercer’s Junk Drawer Science adds Junk Drawer Algebra: 50 Awesome Activities That Don’t Cost a Thing (Nov. 5, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-64160-098-9), ages 9–12.

Child’s Play


Travellers’ Tales finds The Lost Homework by Richard O’Neill, illus. by Kirsti Beautyman (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-346-7; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-345-0), ages 4–9. Making Tracks, illus. by Cocoretto, releases four titles (Sept. 1, board book, $7.99 each), ages up to 3. Four Spanish/English concept books by Courtney Dicmas, trans. by Teresa Mlawer, join Bilingual Titles (Sept. 1, board books, $3.99 each), ages 1–3. Child’s Play Library welcomes Where Did You Go Today? by Jenny Duke (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-201-9; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-200-2), ages 3–6; Dr. Astrid and the Sky Calf by Rosie Faragher (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-354-2; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-353-5) and The Things by Petronela Dostalova (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-190-6; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-189-0), ages 3–7; and Child of St. Kilda by Beth Waters (Sept. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-78628-188-3), ages 4–9.

Series in Spanish

Classic Books with Holes 8 x 8 with CD issues four familiar rhymes in Spanish (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99 each, ISBN 978-1-78628-402-0), ages 3–6.



Choose Your Own Adventure offers The Lost Ninja (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-937133-35-1) and Return of the Ninja (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-937133-34-4) by Jay Leibold, ages 9–12.


Mama Bird Lost an Egg by Evelyne Fournier, trans. by Nathaniel Penn, illus. by Chloloula (Oct. 22, $15.95, ISBN 978-2-89802-082-7). Mama Bird’s son comforts her after the little egg she was keeping warm breaks. Ages 3–5.


Carry Along Books adds 100 First Vehicles and Things That Go (Aug. 13, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-2-89802-051-3) and 100 First Words for Your Little Genius (Aug. 13, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-2-89802-053-7) by Anne Paradis, illus. by Annie Sechao, ages 2–4. Santa’s Elves Save Christmas by Marine Guion, illus. by Valeria Branca (Sept. 17, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-2-89802-130-5), joins Lift-the-Flap Books, ages 2–4. And new Max & Ruby titles by Anne Paradis, illus. by Nelvana, are Bunny Christmas (Sept. 3, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-2-89802-070-4), ages 2–4; Max’s Nightlight (Sept. 3, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-2-89802-059-9) and Max & Ruby Play Hide-and-Seek (Sept. 3, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-2-89802-071-1), ages 3–4; and Bunny Adventures (Sept. 3, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-2-89802-066-7), ages 3–5.

Sunny Bunnies by Marine Guion welcomes The Magic Wand (Sept. 17, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-2-89802-073-5), ages 2–4; and Welcome to Earth: Little Detectives (Sept. 17, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-2-89802-068-1), ages 3–5. Little Explorers return in Exploring Space: by Anne Paradis, trans. by Delphine Rossini (Sept. 3, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-2-89802-128-2); and Things That Go! by Paradis (Sept. 3, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-2-89802-126-8), both illus. by Sonia Baretti, ages 2–5, And Robocar Poli rolls on with Snow Mission by Marine Guion, illus. by Roi Visual (Sept. 17, $9.99, ISBN 978-2-89802-075-9), ages 3–5. True and the Rainbow Kingdom gains Cosmic Sneeze by Guion (Sept. 17, $9.99, ISBN 978-2-89802-077-3), ages 3–5. And Goodnight, Arctic Animals by Anne Paradis, illus. by Christine Battuz (Sept. 17, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-2-89802-058-2), is a new Nightlight Book, ages 3–6.


Alphabit: An ABC Quest in 8-Bit, illus. by Juan Carlos Solon (Aug. 13, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-7030-5), is an alphabet book inspired by classic video games of the 1980s and ’90s. Ages 2–5.

Crane Truck’s Opposites: Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker, illus. by Ethan Long (Sept. 17, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-5317-9), invites readers to spot opposites on the construction site. Ages 2–5.

Goodnight, Rainbow Cats by Bàrbara Castro Urío (Nov. 5, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-8213-1) is a bedtime book featuring 12 colorful cats. Ages 2–5.

I See, I See. by Robert Henderson (Nov. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-8334-3). Readers turn this book of opposites upside down to discover a different perspective. Ages 2–5.

Make Me a Monster by Mark Rogalski (Aug. 20, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6715-2). A monster comes to life in this book with die-cuts and flaps. Ages 2–5.

A Stone Sat Still by Brendan Wenzel (Aug. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-7318-4). This follow-up to They All Saw a Cat explores a seemingly ordinary stone and delivers an environmental message. Ages 2–5.

Three Cheers for Kid McGear! by Sherri Duskey Rinker, illus. by AG Ford (Sept. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-5582-1), introduces the newest truck to join the Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site crew. Ages 2–5.

A to Z Menagerie, illus. by Suzy Ultman (Oct. 8, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-7711-3), features a die-cut letter to trace and a tab to pull for each alphabet letter. Ages 2–5.

What Color Is Night? by Grant Snider (Oct. 8, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-7992-6) explores the wonders—and colors—of nighttime. Ages 2–5.

What’s Going on Here? A Tell-Your-Own-Tale Book by Olivier Tallec (Sept. 3, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-7317-7). Kids flip die-cut pages to mix and match stories and create scrambled characters. Ages 2–5.

The Boring Book by Shinsuke Yoshitake (Aug. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-7456-3). A bored boy discovers that there’s more to boredom than meets the eye. Ages 3–5.

Caspian Finds a Friend by Jacqueline Véissid, illus. by Merrilees Brown (Oct. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-3780-3). Living in a lighthouse, lonely Caspian discovers the rewards of reaching out to others. Ages 3–5.

Get Up, Stand Up by Bob and Cedella Marley, illus. by John Jay Cabuay (Sept. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-7172-2), adapts this song about lifting others up with kindness and courage. Ages 3–5.

Grown-Ups Never Do That by Davide Cali, illus. by Benjamin Chaud (Sept. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-3169-6). Is it possible that even adults misbehave sometimes? Ages 3–5.

Hungry Jim by Laurel Snyder (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-4987-5). In this tale about moods, Jim wakes up one morning feeling beastly. Ages 3–5.

Rabbit and the Motorbike by Kate Hoefler, illus. by Sarah Jacoby (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-7090-9). Rabbit is brave in the face of sadness in this fable about the journey from grief to acceptance. Ages 3–5.

T. Rex Time Machine: Dinos in De-Nile by Jared Chapman (Oct. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6155-6). Their time machine whisks two T. rexes away to ancient Egypt. Ages 3–5.

Why? by Adam Rex, illus. by Claire Keane (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6863-0). A girl stands up to a supervillain in this story revealing the ultimate power of curiosity. Ages 3–5.

Most of the Better Natural Things in the World by Dave Eggers, illus. by Angel Chang (Nov. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6282-9). A tiger carries a chair on her back as she journeys across beautiful places. Ages 4–8.

The Hike by Alison Farrell (Oct. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-7461-7) showcases three girls’ friendship and their tribulations and triumphs in the great outdoors. Ages 5–8.

Reading Beauty by Deborah Underwood (Sept. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-7129-6). A space princess breaks a curse in order to restore books to her kingdom, in this tale set in the universe of Interstellar Cinderella. Ages 5–8.

AstroNuts Mission One: The Plant Planet by Jon Scieszka, illus. by Steven Weinberg (Sept. 10, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-7119-7). In this series debut, four hybridized animals search for other planets for humans to live on once we’ve ruined Earth. Ages 8–12.

Ghost: Thirteen Haunting Tales to Tell by Illustratus (Aug. 13, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-7128-9) compiles 13 original poems and stories. Ages 8–12.

Insect Superpowers: 18 Powerful Bugs That Smash, Zap, Hypnotize, Sting, and Devour! by Kate Messner, illus. by Jillian Nickell (Nov. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-3910-4), showcases the remarkable abilities of insects. Ages 8–12.

Magic Mail by Joshua Jay, illus. by Michael Lauritano (Oct. 22, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-5916-4). Traveling magician Joshua Jay writes letters to test aspiring apprentices’ skill at riddles, codes, and ciphers. Ages 8–12.

The Other Half of Happy by Rebecca Balcárcel (Aug. 20, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6998-9). A Guatamalan-American girl stars in this novel about growing up, fitting in, and learning what it means to belong. Ages 8–12.

Redwood and Ponytail by K.A. Holt (Oct. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-7288-0). This novel in verse centers on two girls discovering their feelings for each other. Ages 8–12.

Sleuth & Solve: 20+ Mind-Twisting Mysteries by Ana Gallo, illus. by Victor Escandell (Aug. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-7713-7), launches a series of mini-mysteries whose solutions rely on deductive reasoning. Ages 8–12.

What John Marco Saw by Annie Barrows, illus. by Nancy Lemon (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6336-9), celebrates the importance of slowing down and listening to others. Ages 8–12.

A Girl, a Raccoon, and the Midnight Moon by Karen Romano Young, illus. by Jessixa Bagley (Jan. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6952-1). In a slightly fantastical New York City, the librarian’s daughter and her ragtag crew save a library slated to close. Ages 10–12.

Girls Garage: A Brave Builder Girl’s Guide to Tools by Emily Pilloton (Jan. 14, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-6627-8) introduces tools, building skills, projects, and accomplished women builders. Ages 10–18.


TouchWords offers Clothes (Oct. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-7561-4) and My Day (Oct. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-7562-1) by Rilla Alexander, ages up to 3. Bookscape Board Books gains A Forest’s Seasons (Sept. 3, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-7494-5) and A Marvelous Museum (Sept. 3, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-7492-1) by Ingela P. Arrhenius, ages 2–5. And Double Booked releases Search the Castle: 37 Lift-the-Flaps Inside! by Jill Howarth (Sept. 3, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-7326-9), ages 3–5.


Don’t Hug the Pug by Robin Jacobs, illus. by Matthew Hodson (Oct. 8, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-908714-65-7). Why does Grown-Up let Baby cuddle the rug, the jug, the bug and the slug—but not the pug? Ages 3–8.

Fly Flies by Ziggy Hanaor, illus. by Alice Bowsher (Sept. 17, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-908714-61-9). In this tale about staying true to oneself, Fly wants to fly her own way, but everyone tells her she is doing it wrong. Ages 3–8.

A Million Dots, illus. by Sven Völker (Sept. 3, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-908714-66-4). With each page turn, readers see twice as many dots as they saw on the previous page. Ages 4–12.

Cinco Puntos

Birdie’s Beauty Parlor by Lee Byrd, illus. by Francisco Delgado (Sept. 3, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-947627-28-4). In this English-Spanish story, a girl bonds with her grandmother by giving her a makeover. Ages 3-7.


Max’s Lucha Libre Adventures continues with Maximilian and the Curse of the Fallen Angel by Xavier Garza (Jan. 17, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-947627-30-7), ages 8–12.

City Lights

Troublemaker for Justice: The Story of Bayard Rustin, the Man Behind the March on Washington by Jacqueline Houtman et al. (Aug. 13, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0-872867-65-9), is a biography revealing Rustin’s life of nonviolent activism and resistance. Ages 12–up.


A Little Bite for You by Mack Gageldonk (Aug. 6, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-490-1). This story about friendship and love highlights animal behavior. Ages 1–3.

Bam Boom! by Guido Van Genechten (Aug. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-479-6). Animals make music in the jungle. Ages 2–4.

A Warm Friendship by Ellen DeLange, illus. by Jacqueline Molnár (Oct. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-449-9; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-503-8). Squirrel and Snowman star in this story about making friends and letting them go. Ages 5–7.

Maybe Dying Is Like Becoming a Butterfly by Pimm van Hest, illus. by Lisa Brandenburg (Oct. 29, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-494-9; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-505-2). A boy and his grandfather talk about death in this story encouraging children to express their questions and thoughts on the subject. Ages 5–8.

Mr. Cat and the Little Girl by Wang Yu Wei (Oct. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-488-8; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-500-7). In this tale about friendship and saying goodbye, Little Girl brings joy and inspiration to Mr. Cat—until she disappears. Ages 5–8.


Bobby is back in At the Farm with Bobby (Sept. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-482-6) and On a Journey with Bobby (Sept. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-483-3) by Ruth Wielockx, ages 2–4. Little White Fish swims on in Little White Fish Hears Water Music by Guido Genechten (Aug. 6, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-485-7), ages 2–4. Sammy enjoys the season in Sammy in the Winter by Anita Bijsterbosch (Dec. 3, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-417-8), ages 2–4. Zaza goes to daycare in New Friends for Zaza by Mylo Freeman (Sept. 3, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-489-5), ages 2–4. Lily and Milo return in Spring with Lily and Milo by Pauline Oud (Dec. 3, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-493-2), ages 2–6. Luke and Lottie celebrate in It’s Christmas! by Ruth Wielockx (Sept. 3, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-491-8; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-501-4), ages 3–5. Sir Tim stars in Sir Tim Is a Little Jealous by Judith Koppens, illus. by Eline van Lindenhuizen (Nov. 5, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-492-5; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-502-1), ages 4–6. And Profession issues Veterinarians and What They Do by Liesbet Slegers (Nov. 5, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-495-6), ages 5–7.


Sheep Lullaby by Boris Voitsehovskiy, illus. by Margarita Kukhtina (Jan. 7, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-949998-73-3). A girl and a chocolate sheep embark on a magical adventure. Ages 3–6.

Big Look and Find, illus. by Inna Anikeeva (Oct. 8, board book, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-949998-72-6). This large-format book features a double gatefold on each spread. Ages 3–6.


Animal Adventures introduces Polar Bear by Hannah Jardine, illus. by Zoe Waring (Aug. 27, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-949998-07-8), ages up to 3. Clever Firsts welcomes Clever Kids Go to Work: In the Lab, illus. by Leire Martin (Jan. 7, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-949998-45-0), ages up to 3; and Porcupine Pete’s Sports Corner: Ice Hockey by Ben Whitehouse (Sept. 10, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-949998-15-3), ages 3–6. Clever Grooves picks up ABCs (Oct. 8, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-949998-65-8), ages up to 3. Clever Plays issues Dinosaur Discovery: Planetarium Peek-a-Boo, illus. by Natasha Rimmington (Sept. 9, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-949998-68-9), ages up to 3. And Clever Wheels spins on with Busy Baby Animals, illus. by Rachael McLean (Jan. 14, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-949998-36-8), ages up to 3.

Animals by Nick Ackland, illus. by Martina Hogan (Jan. 7, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-949998-49-8), is a new Peek-a-Boo title, ages up to 3. Clever Baby Encyclopedias offers How? Big Encyclopedias for Small Geniuses! by Sophie de Mullenheim (Nov. 12, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-949998-37-5); Clever Big Encyclopedias adds My First 1000 Nature Words by Marie-Elise Masson (Oct. 8, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-949998-34-4); and Clever Encyclopedias releases My First Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs: Read and Discover! (Oct. 8, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-949998-31-3), ages 3–6. I Know Science, illus. by Tatiana Obukhovich and Anastasiya Korovkina (Oct. 8, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-949998-19-1) joins Clever Questions, ages 3–6. And Clever Storytime gains Travel to the Triassic Era by Anastasiya Galkina and Ekaterina Ladatko (Oct. 8, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-949998-25-2), ages 3–6.

Common Deer

Stop Reading This Book! by Caroline Fernandez, illus. by Shannon O’Toole (Oct. 7, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-988761-41-1), showcases themes of child empowerment, inclusivity, and persistence. Ages 4–8.

#NotReadyToDie by Cate Carlyle (Oct. 7, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-988761-39-8). Ginny’s life is forever changed on the day a shooter shows up at her high school. Ages 14–18.]


The Math Kids adds An Unusual Pattern by David Cole (Oct. 7, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-988761-37-4), ages 8–11.

Cornell Lab/Persnickety

Pushinka the Barking Fox: A True Story of Unexpected Friendship by Lee Alan Dugatkin and Lyudmila Trut (Sept. 4, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-943978-46-5). This story of an animal domestication experiment is set on a Siberian fox farm. Ages 3–7.

Scientists Get Dressed by Deborah Lee Rose (Sept. 5, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-943978-48-9) is a photographic exploration of the gear scientists wear for their work. Ages 5–13.


Bump in the Night welcomes Giracula by Caroline Watkins, illus. by Mark Tuchman (Sept. 5, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-943978-45-8), ages 3–7. And Zooapalooza in the Park by Lauren L. Wohl, illus. by Mark Tuchman (Sept. 5, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-943978-43-4), joins Raccoon River Kids Adventures, ages 7–10.

Cottage Door

Taco Tuesday (Oct. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-712-4). A taco tries to convince readers to eat something else for dinner. Ages up to 3.

Touch & Feel & Smell Christmas Cookies by Holly Berry Byrd, illus. by Rob McClurkan (Aug. 27, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-708-7), is an interactive holiday book. Ages up to 4.

The Fantastic Pineapple (Oct. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-735-3) features a wish-granting pineapple. Ages up to 5.

Grandma’s Christmas Wishes, illus. by Jennifer A. Bell (Aug. 13, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-704-9). This holiday story is a follow-up to Grandma Wishes. Ages up to 5.

Little Avocado’s Big Adventure (Oct. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-734-6). When it’s time to make guacamole, Little Avocado runs off on an adventure with his friends. Ages up to 5.

What Is a Sloth?, illus. by Manu Montoya (Aug. 13, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-633-2). This lift-the-flap book rounds up facts about sloths. Ages up to 5.

Baby Shark, illus. by Carlo Beranek (Oct. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-711-7), follows a musical shark through a busy day. Ages up to 7.

The Night Before Christmas by Clement Moore, illus. by Sara Gianassi (Aug. 13, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-703-2), is a large-format storybook. Ages up to 7.


Little Bird Greetings releases Merry Christmas, Baby! by Holly Berry Byrd, illus. by Mei Styva (Aug. 13, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-492-5), ages up to 5. Love You Always picks up What Is a Family? by Alice Wong (Aug. 27, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-628-8), ages up to 5. Smithsonian Kids introduces 100 Dinosaur Words to Know (Aug. 27, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-702-5), ages up to 5. Noses, illus. by Mari Lobo (Aug. 27, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-701-8), is a new Peek-a-Flap title, ages 2–5. And Smithsonian Kids First Discovery Books presents Planets and the Solar System (Sept. 17, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-706-3) and T.Rex: King of the Dinosaurs (Sept. 17, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68052-705-6) by Scarlett Wing, ages 2–7.



Full Steam Ahead!: Arts in Action issues Creating Art Together (Sept. 30, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-6460-1) and The Five Parts of Art (Sept. 30, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-6461-8) by Robin Johnson, ages 4–7. Full Steam Ahead!: Engineering Everywhere releases Johnson’s Testing with Models (Sept. 30, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-6458-8) and What Is the Best Solution? (Sept. 30, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-6459-5), ages 4–7. Joining Full Steam Ahead!: Math Matters are I See 3-D (Sept. 30, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-6466-3) and Place Value at Playtime (Sept. 30, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-6467-0). by Adrianna Morganelli, ages 4–7. Full Steam Ahead!: Science Starters gains The Right Material for the Job (Sept. 30, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-6439-7) and What Makes It Move? (Sept. 30, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-6451-9) by Crystal Sikkens, ages 4–7. And Full Steam Ahead!: Technology Time picks up Robots at Work (Sept. 30, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-6452-6) and Think Like a Computer Scientist (Sept. 30, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-6453-3) by Cynthia O’Brien, ages 4–7.

Code Academy logs on with six books by Kirsty Holmes (Aug. 1, paper, $7.95 each), ages 5–7. The four additions to Follow the Life Cycle by Rachel Tonkin and Stephanie Fizer Coleman include Acorn to Oak Tree (Aug. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-6387-1) and Egg to Chicken (Aug. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-6396-3), ages 5–7. Six books by Holly Duhig join Human Habitats, among them Life by the Ocean (Aug. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-6484-7) and Life in the City (Aug. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-6480-9), ages 5–7. Bobbie Kalman’s Be Your Best Self: Building Social-Emotional Skills issues four titles, including Be Mindful! Be Here Now (Sept. 30, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-6710-7) and Kindness Is Cool!, ages 7–10. And Bringing Back the Mountain Gorilla by Ruth Daly (Sept. 30, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-6326-0) and Bringing Back the Snow Leopard by Rachel Stuckey (Sept. 30, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-6327-7) are two of four volumes joining Animals Back from the Brink, ages 8–11.

Leaving My Homeland: After the Journey issues six titles, among them Hoping for a Home After El Salvador by Linda Barghoorn (Aug. 30, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-6500-4) and My New Home After Somalia by Heather C. Hudak (Aug. 30, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-6503-5), ages 8–11. There are four new Wildlife in the City titles, including Abandoned and Escaped Animals by Rachel Eagen (Sept. 30, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-6696-4) and Backyard Dwellers by Ellen Rodger (Sept. 30, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-6704-6), ages 8–11. Epic Animal Journeys offers a quartet of books, among them Epic Migrations by Air by Natalie Hyde (Aug. 30, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-6371-0) and Epic Migrations by Land by Sonya Newland (Aug. 30, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-6372-7), ages 9–12. The Genius of the Ancients spotlights eight civilizations, including The Genius of the Ancient Greeks by Izzi Howell (Aug. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-6592-9) and The Genius of the Vikings by Sonya Newland (Aug. 1, paper, $8.95 ISBN 978-0-7787-6598-1), ages 9–12. And Scratch Code Challenge picks up four titles by Max Wainewright (Aug. 1, paper, $8.95 each), ages 9–12.

Among the four additions to UN Sustainable Development Goals by Rebecca Sjonger are Taking Action to End Poverty (Sept. 30, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-6663-6) and Taking Action to Help the Environment (Sept. 30, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-6664-3), ages 9–14. Eco Facts presents six books by Izzi Howell, including Climate Change Eco Facts (Aug. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-6357-4) and Natural Resources Eco Facts (Aug. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-6363-5), ages 10–14. The Human Path Across the Continents by Heather C. Hudak (Aug. 30, paper, $8.95 each) issues titles exploring each continent, ages 10–14. Natural Disasters: Meeting the Challenge releases six volumes, including Earthquake Readiness by Simon Rose (Sept. 30, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-6526-4) and Wildfire Readiness by Kylie Burns (Sept. 30, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-6531-8), ages 10–14. And six titles by David West join War Machines, among them Rockets and Missiles (Aug. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-6682-7) and Submarines (Aug. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-6683-4), ages 10–14.

Creative Editions

Simon Says Open the Book by Emilia Zebrowska, illus. by Susan Reagan (Sept. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-56846-330-8), offers a bedtime-themed version of “Simon Says.” Ages 2–5.

What to Do with a String by Jane Yolen, illus. by C.F. Payne (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-56846-322-3). In this sequel to What to Do with a Box, a girl discovers all the things one can make out of a string. Ages 2–5.

It? by Etienne Delessert (Sept. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-56846-345-2). A boy makes a surprising new friend when he follows an unidentifiable creature. Ages 4–8.

A Meeting in the Sky by Rina Singh, illus. by Jordi Vila Delclòs (Sept. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-56846-310-0), tells the true story of two WWII pilots—one German and the other American—who became lifelong friends. Ages 4–8.

A Song by James Christopher Carroll (Sept. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-56846-331-5). Following the call of a song in the woods, a girl discovers a wild band of animals and receives a gift that changes her life. Ages 4–8.

I Am Polar Bear by J. Patrick Lewis, illus. by Miriam Nerlove (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-56846-332-2), examines different names the polar bear is known by in various cultures. Ages 6–9.

The Greatest Table by Michael J. Rosen, illus. by Becca Stadtlander (Sept. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-56846-303-2), celebrates the simple and unifying act of sharing a meal. Ages 7–12.

Dream Song by Walter de la Mare, illus. by Monique Felix (Sept. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-56846-337-7), offers this classic poem with new illustrations. Ages 8–12.


Hello by Aiko Ikegami (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-939547-58-3). An alien and an earthling become friends in this wordless picture book. Ages 2–5.

Monkey & Robot: Friends and Neighbors by Peter Catalanotto (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-939547-59-0). This graphic novel-style tale about unlikely friends demonstrates that opposites do attract. Ages 4–8.

DC Ink

Batman: Nightwalker: The Graphic Novel by Marie Lu, adapted by Stuart Moore, illus. by Christian Wildgoose (Oct. 1, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4012-8004-8), is based on Lu’s prose novel set in Arkham Asylum. Ages 12–14.

Wonder Woman: Warbringer:

The Graphic Novel, adapted by Louise Simonson, illus. by Kit Seaton, is an adaptation of Leigh Bardugo’s novel about Diana’s first adventure beyond the shores of Themyscira. Ages 12–17.

Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass by Mariko Tamaki, illus. by Steve Pugh (Sept. 3, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4012-8329-2). Will Harley join a campaign to improve Gotham—or join the Joker, who is bent on destroying it? Ages 13–17.

DC Zoom

Dear Justice League by Michael Northrop, illus. by Gustavo Duarte (Aug. 6, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4012-8413-8). Justice League heroes answer mail from their young fans. Ages 7–12.

Superman of Smallville by Franco Aureliani, illus. by Aureliani and Art Baltazar (Sept. 3, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4012-8392-6). When objects take flight and disappear, teenager Clark Kent sniffs out the culprit. Ages 7–12.

Black Canary: Ignite by Meg Cabot, illus. by Cara McGee (Oct. 29, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4012-8620-0).While preparing for a musical competition, Dinah Lance uses her vocal superpowers to solve a mystery. Ages 8–12.

Diana: Princess of the Amazons by Shannon and Dean Hale, illus. by Victoria Ying (Jan. 7, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4012-9111-2). Unable to meet Amazon standards, future Wonder Woman needs a friend. Ages 8–12.

The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid by Kirk Scroggs (Oct. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4012-9068-9). The Swamp Kid details his mission to discover his origins and find the mysterious Swamp Thing. Ages 8–12.


DC Super Hero Girls starts up with At Metropolis High by Amy Wolfram, illus. by Yancey Labat (Oct. 15, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4012-8970-6), ages 8–11. And Super Sons return in The Foxglove Mission by Ridley Pearson, illus. by Ileana Gonzalez (Oct. 29, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4012-8640-8), ages 8–11.

Discovery House


Good News! offers God Made Me! (Oct. 2, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-62707-945-7) and It’s Christmas! (Oct. 2, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-62707-923-5) by Glenys Nellist, illus. by Lizzie Walkley, ages 2–5.

Disney Press

Pencils, Pens & Brushes: A Great Girls’ Guide to Disney Animation by Mindy Johnson, illus. by Lorelay Bove (Aug. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-368-02868-4), celebrates key women in the annals of Disney Animation. Ages 3–7.

Mary Blair’s Unique Flair: The Life and Work of an Artist Who Loved Color by Amy Novesky, illus. by Brittney Lee (Aug. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-5720-8) spotlights this Walt Disney Studios artist. Ages 6–8.


Walt Disney Animation Studios Artist Showcase presents Blue Spot by Griselda Sastrawinata (Sept. 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-368-02459-4), ages 3–5. And Conceal, Don’t Feel by Jen Calonita is a new Twisted Tale (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-05223-8), ages 12–up.


City of Beasts by Corrie Wang (Sept. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-02662-8). A teen who grew up in a society void of the male species must untangle truth from propaganda to save her baby brother. Ages 14–18.


Debutantes welcomes Deadly Little Scandals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Nov. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-01517-2), ages 12–18. And #MurderTrending adds #MurderFunding by Gretchen McNeil (Aug. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-02627-7), ages 14–18.

Disney/Jump At the Sun

Say Her Name by Zetta Elliott (Jan. 14, board book, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-368-04524-7). This poetry collection reveals the beauty, danger, and magic found at the intersection of race and gender. Ages 12–18.


Loki: Where Mischief Lies by Mackenzi Lee, illus. by Stephanie Hans (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-02226-2). This series opener is told through the memories of Loki before he became a supervillain. Ages 12–18.


Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse (Jan. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-368-02466-2). Nizhoni must dodge a monster as she connects with her Navajo ancestors and discovers her innate powers. Ages 8–12.

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia (Oct. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-368-03993-2). In this series debut, a boy finds himself on a quest amid African-American folk legends and West African gods. Ages 8–12.


Storm Runner continues with The Fire Keeper by J.C. Cervantes, illus. by Irvin Rodriguez (Sept. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-368-04188-1), ages 8–12.


Mamá Goose: Bilingual Lullabies–Nanas by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy, illus. by Maribel Suarez (Nov. 5, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-368-04541-4), compiles lullabies in Spanish and English. Ages 2–3.

If I Could Give You Christmas by Lynn Plourde, illus. by Jennifer L. Meyer (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-00267-7). Animals show why love and shared holiday moments are the most meaningful gifts. Ages 3–5.

The Perfect Seat by Minh Lê, illus. by Gus Gordon (Nov. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-368-02004-6). In this tale about opposites, a father and a son search for the perfect seat at story time. Ages 3–5.

Swim Swim Sink by Jenn Harney (Jan. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-368-05276-4). What’s a mama duck to do when one of her babies keeps sinking? Ages 3–5.

Thunder Trucks by Cheryl Klein and Katy Beebe, illus. by Mike Boldt (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-02460-0). During a storm, trucks team up to create a raucous downpour. Ages 3–5.

Instructions Not Included: How a Team of Women Coded the Future by Tami Lewis Brown and Debbie Loren Dunn, illus. by Chelsea Beck (Oct. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-01105-1), relays the true story how three female mathematicians worked together to create some of the earliest computer programs. Ages 6–8.

Kondo & Kezumi Visit Giant Island by David Goodner, illus. by Andrea Tsurumi (Sept. 17, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-368-02577-5). Friends find a map that leads to adventure in this trilogy launch. Ages 6–8.

Unlimited Squirrels: Who Is the Mystery Reader? by Mo Willems (Oct. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-368-04686-2). In this beginning reader series debut, a Mystery Reader helps Zoom Squirrel try out a new superpower. Ages 6–8.

Who Named Their Pony Macaroni? Poems About White House Pets by Marilyn Singer, illus. by Ryan McAmis (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-8999-5), celebrates presidents’ furry, feathery, and scaly companions. Ages 6–8.

The Monster Hypothesis by Romily Bernard (Dec. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-368-02855-4). A girl uses her scientific skills to uncover the mystery behind her town’s curse that turns kids into monsters. Ages 8–12.

Sleepwakers: Sam Saves the Night by Shari Simpson (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-368-00761-0). In this series starter, a chronic sleepwalker lands in a new world when she wakes up outside her body. Ages 8–12.

Stuffed by Liz Braswell (Nov. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-368-03701-3) is a novel set in a world where stuffed animals are the last line of defense between children and monsters. Ages 8–12.

Elizabeth Webster and the Court of Uncommon Pleas by William Lashner (Oct. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-368-04128-7). In this series debut, a girl learns she will inherit her father’s job as attorney for the damned. Ages 10–14.

The Fowl Twins by Eoin Colfer (Nov. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-368-04375-5). This Artemis Fowl spinoff sends Artemis’s younger brothers on a fantasy adventure. Ages 10–14.

10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-02749-6). After a breakup, Sophie lets members of her larger-than-life family set her up on 10 blind dates over Christmas vacation. Ages 12–18.

The Light at the Bottom of the World by London Shah (Oct. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-03688-7). A teenage British Muslim of Afghan descent stars in this launch of a series that mixes sci-fi, adventure, and mystery. Ages 12–18.

The Last True Poets of the Sea by Julia Drake (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-04808-8). This novel about a teen’s summer of discovering herself and her family history tackles the issue of mental illness. Ages 14–18.

Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim (Jan. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-368-05141-5). Amaya seeks revenge against the man who ruined her family, in this gender-swapped retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo. Ages 14–18.


Mother Bruce contends with inclement weather in Bruce’s Big Storm by Ryan T. Higgins (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-02622-2), ages 3–5. The Upper Case issues Trouble in Capital City by Tara Lazar, illus. by Ross MacDonald (Oct. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-02765-6), ages 3–5. Grace learns about the branches of government in Grace Goes to Washington by Kelly DiPucchio, illus. by LeUyen Pham (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-02433-4), ages 6–8. Gum Girl vacations in Mexico in Cover Blown! by Rhode Montijo (Oct. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-368-04817-0), ages 6–8. And The Adventurers Guild concludes with Night of Dangers by Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos (Dec. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-8861-5), ages 8–12.

The Camelot Code offers Geeks and the Holy Grail by Mari Mancusi (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-368-01477-9), ages 8–12. Gabby Duran and the Unsittables picks up Triple Trouble by Elise Allen and Daryle Conners (Nov. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-368-05425-6), ages 8–12. Molly Brooks’s Sanity & Tallulah head off on an intergalactic Field Trip (Oct. 22, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-368-00978-2), ages 8–12. Joining The Center for Cartoon Studies Presents is Charlotte Brontë Before Jane Eyre by Glynnis Fawkes (Sept. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-02329-0), ages 10–14. Percy Jackson & the Olympians star in The Last Olympian: The Graphic Novel by Rick Riordan and Robert Venditti, illus. by Orpheus Collar and Antoine Dode (Aug. 13, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-8233-0), ages 10–14. And Riordan’s The Trials of Apollo gains The Tyrant’s Tomb (Sept. 24, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4847-4644-8), ages 10–14.


Baby’s First Diwali (Sept. 3, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-8539-7) focuses on images and traditions of this Indian holiday. Ages up to 2.

100 First Dinosaur Words (Oct. 8, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-8529-8). Digital images illustrate this introduction to dinosaur species and vocabulary. Ages up to 3.

Good Night, Santa: A Magical Christmas Story (Sept. 10, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-8538-0). A girl dreams of meeting Santa on his Christmas Eve sleigh ride. Ages up to 3.

Santa’s Workshop (Sept. 17, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-8014-9). Kids lift flaps to view the goings-on in Santa’s workshop. Ages up to 3.

Jolly Jingly Christmas (Sept. 17, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-6760-7). Five flaps lift to reveal holiday characters and sounds. Ages 2–5.

Through the Animal Kingdom: An Amazing Adventure of Animal Discovery by Derek Harvey, illus. by Charlotte Pepper (Oct. 15, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-8149-8), explores animals and their habitats. Ages 4–8.

Fingerlings Collector’s Handbook (Sept. 3, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-8572-4) is a guide to the world of the animal characters in this toy line. Ages 5–9.

Merriam-Webster Children’s Dictionary, New Edition (Dec. 3, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-8882-4) features 3,000 photos and illustrations. Ages 6–9.

Bake It: More Than 150 Recipes for Kids from Simple Cookies to Creative Cakes! (Oct. 1, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-8614-1). Photos illustrate these recipes for beginning bakers. Ages 10–14.

Explorers: Amazing Tales of the World’s Greatest Adventures by Nellie Huang (Sept. 3, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-8157-3) features explorers’ first-person accounts, maps, and photos. Ages 7–9.

The Wonders of Nature by Ben Hoare (Sept. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-8536-6) offers a photographic look at a variety of animals, plants, rocks and minerals, and microorganisms. Ages 7–9.

Explanatorium of Science: The Fabulous Celebrations You Won’t Want to Miss (Oct. 15, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-8244-0). Text, photos, and graphics examine basic scientific concepts and terms. Ages 9–12.

Ice: Cool Stories from a Disappearing World (Sept. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-8170-2) showcases frozen worlds from the Ice Age to the present. Ages 9–12.

It Can’t Be True! Poo (Oct. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-8869-5) provides an illustrated explanation of the science of human and animal waste. Ages 9–12.

Stephen Biesty’s More Incredible Cross-Sections by Richard Pratt, illus. by Stephen Biesty (Oct. 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-8573-1), spotlights 12 objects, places, landmarks, and modes of transportation. Ages 9–12.

Trees, Leaves, Flowers, and Seeds (Sept. 3, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-8242-6) explores the world of plants. Ages 9–12.


Jonny Lambert’s Wake Up, Farm! by Lambert is a new Pop-Up Peekaboo title (Sept. 10, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-8609-7), ages 1–3. My Very Important Encyclopedias presents My Very Important World: For Little Learners Who Want to Know About the World (Sept. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-8537-3), ages 4–8. New DK Readers Level 3 are Princess Power by Andrea Mills (Nov. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-8547-2; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-8545-8) and I’m an Activist by Wil Mara (Nov. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-8546-5; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-8544-1), ages 7–9. DK Life Stories greets Ada Lovelace by Nancy Castaldo (Oct. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-8540-3) and Harriet Tubman by Kitson Jazynka (Oct. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-8542-7), ages 8–12. And Myths and Legends is a new Visual Encyclopedia (Nov. 5, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-8629-5; paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4654-8245-7), ages 9–12.


What If My Dog Had Thumbs? by Mike Perry (Sept. 3, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-948340-09-0), presents a rhyming roundup of what-if scenarios. Ages 4–8.

Now That We’re Men: A Play and True Life Accounts of Boys, Sex & Power, edited by Katie Cappiello (Jan. 7, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-948340-18-2), features a play about the experiences of young men as they try on sexuality and masculinity, plus an activist guide and personal accounts. Ages 14–18.


Astro Pals issues Libra: Decisions, Decisions (Oct. 1, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-948340-14-4) and Scorpio: Berry Intense (Nov. 5, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-948340-15-1) by Michelle Tea, illus. by Mike Perry, ages up to 8.


A Book About Marley Bear at the Farm (Oct. 16, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-486-83919-6) and A Book About Ottie Elephant in the Town (Oct. 16, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-486-83920-2) by Melissa Crowton. These interactive concept storybooks feature flaps and a mirror. Ages 1–4.


Street Shadows by Claire Gilchrist (Sept. 24, paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-4597-4471-4). The friendship of two coyotes is tested when their families battle over territory and developers threaten to destroy the land. Ages 9–12.

Safe Harbour by Christina Kilbourne (Dec. 10, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4597-4518-6). A new friend helps a homeless girl survive on the streets of Toronto as she waits futilely for her father to come get her. Ages 12–15.

Spin by Colleen Nelson (Sept. 3, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4597-4496-7). An aspiring DJ must face the music after she mistakenly reveals a family secret. Ages 12–15.


Weird Stories Gone Wrong continues with Quinn and the Quiet, Quiet by Philippa Dowding (Oct. 15, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-4597-4310-6), ages 9–12. Bonjour Girl moves on in Bonjour Shanghai by Isabelle Lafleche (Nov. 26, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4597-4231-4), ages 15–18. And The Resist Stance by Warren Kinsella (Dec. 3, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4597-4218-5) joins The X Gang, ages 15–18.


Babies Around the World: Dancing by Tamara Barker, illus. by Violet Lemay (Sept. 17, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-947458-78-9), stars an international lineup of dancing babies. Ages up to 4.

The Obamas: A Lift-the-Flap Book, illus. by Violet Lemay (Oct. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-947458-82-6), provides an illustrated introduction to former president Barack Obama and his family. Ages up to 10.

Superhero Playbook: Lessons in Life from Your Favorite Superheroes by Randall Lotowycz, illus. by Tim Palin (Oct. 1, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-947458-76-5), offers 20 life lessons from familiar superheroes. Ages 6–9.


TummyTime releases Animal Parade, illus. by Jannie Ho (Sept. 17, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-947458-81-9); and Happy Baby, illus. by Violet Lemay (Sept. 17, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-947458-79-6), ages up to 4. And Awesome Minds welcomes Comic Book Creators by Alejandro Arbona, illus. by Chelsea O’Mara (Oct. 1, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-947458-77-2), ages 8–12.


Driftwood Days by William Miniver, illus. by Charles Vess (Oct. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5370-7). The branch a beaver uses to build a dam is carried by the river to the sea before returning to the shore as driftwood. Ages 4–7.

A Different Story by Adolfo Serra (Sept. 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5527-5). A rhinoceros and a beetle discover what they have in common. Ages 4–8.

A Good Day by Daniel Nesquens, illus. by Miren Asiain Lora (Nov. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5530-5). In this tale of friendship and freedom, a cat helps a tiger longing to escape from the zoo and find his real home. Ages 4–8.

My Wild Cat by Isabelle Simler (Sept. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5525-1) introduces a ferocious predator who also makes the perfect pet. Ages 4–8.

Panthera Tigris by Sylvain Alzial, illus. by Hélène Rajcak (Oct. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5529-9). On a tour of the jungle, a scientist discovers he has more to learn about tigers. Ages 4–8.

Snowmen Live Forever by Thierry Dedieu (Aug. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5526-8). Three animals are devastated when their snowman pal melts—until they learn that melting snow flows toward the sea. Ages 4–8.

Thank You! by Charo Pita, illus. by Anuska Allepuz (Aug. 20, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5524-4). An inquisitive girl stars in this story about appreciating the wonders and marvels of nature. Ages 4–8.

A Year with Mama Earth by Rebecca Grabill, illus. by Rebecca Green (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5505-3), reveals how Mother Earth looks after plants and animals throughout the year. Ages 4–8.

Egmont UK

Captain Sparklebeard by Timothy Knapman, illus. by Sam Lloyd (Oct. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4052-9131-6). A girl who joins a ragtag band of pirates becomes the greatest pirate ever. Ages up to 5.


Taylor & Rose Secret Agents visit Peril in Paris (Nov. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4052-8704-3) and Spies in St. Petersburg (Nov. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4052-8705-0) by Katherine Woodfine, illus. by Karl James Mountford, ages 9–11.


The Incredible Yet True Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt: The Greatest Inventor-Naturalist-Scientist-Explorer Who Ever Lived by Volker Mehnert, illus. by Claudia Lieb (Sept. 3, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61519-631-9), is a biography of this explorer, scientist, and scholar of the Enlightenment. Ages 8–12.


My Big Wimmelbooks gains Day at the Zoo by Carolin Gortler (Nov. 12, board book, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-61519-629-6) and Fire Trucks! by Max Walther (Nov. 12, board book, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-61519-627-2), ages 2–5.