Fabled Films


Grow & Read Early Readers, Level 1, adds The Nocturnals: The Tasty Treat by Tracey Hecht, illus. by Josie Yee (Oct. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-944020-29-3), ages 4–6.


Physics Animated! by Tyler Jorden, illus. by Elsa Martins (Sept. 1, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-132-7), is an interactive introduction to physics. Ages 1–7.

At the Stroke of Goodnight by Clay Rice (Aug. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-144-0). Cut-paper art illustrates this story revealing what happens around a farmhouse as night falls. Ages 3–5.

Proud to Be Latino: Food/Comida by Ashley Marie Mireles, illus. by Edith Valle (Sept. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-154-9), encourages discussions about family histories and cultural traditions. Ages 3–5.

The Gifts of the Animals: A Christmas Tale by Carole Gerber, illus. by Yumi Shimokawara (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-159-4), celebrates the offerings that the manger animals give to baby Jesus. Ages 3–8.

Little Fingers Ballet by Ashley Marie Mireles, illus. by Olga Skomorokhova (Sept. 1, board book, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-155-6), lets aspiring ballerinas use their fingers to imitate steps from familiar ballets. Ages 4–5.

Christmas Train by David Miles (Sept. 3, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-165-5). Christmas characters climb aboard this counting and seek-and-find book that unfolds into a train. Ages 5–6.

Why Evergreens Keep Their Leaves by Annemarie Guertin, illus. by Helena Perez Garcia (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-158-7). This story of kindness explains why certain trees are perennially green. Ages 5–8.

Extreme Garage Science for Kids! by James Orgill and Joanna Orgill, illus. by Mara Harris (Sept. 1, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-120-4), rounds up 30 projects based on YouTube’s Action Lab channel. Ages 6–18.

The Munchy Munchy Cookbook for Kids: Essential Skills and Recipes Every Young Chef Should Know by Pierre Lamielle (Sept. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-156-3). The Munchy Munchy Gang serves up cooking tips and 28 recipes. Ages 8–13.


Little Hands Signing gains Nita’s Day by Kathy MacMillan, illus. by Sara Brezzi (Aug. 1, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-148-8), ages up to 2. Lit for Little Hands adapts A Christmas Carol, illus. by David Miles (Sept. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-151-8), ages 3–6. Language Is Fun! celebrates The Day Punctuation Came to Town by Kimberlee Gard, illus. by Sandie Sonke (Aug. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-145-7), ages 5–8. And Monster Diaries issues Marvin’s Monster Diary 2 by Raun Melmed, illus. by Arief Kriembonga (Aug. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-64170-136-5), ages 7–11.


Crossing the River by Veronique Massenot and Clemence Pollet (Oct. 15, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10204-5). One by one, animals climb onto a generous elephant’s back as he crosses the river. Ages 4–7.

Little Chameleon’s Big Question by Caroline Pellissier, illus. by Mathias Friman (Sept. 15, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10219-9). A chameleon wonders what type of animal he is in this tale of identity and self-esteem. Ages 4–7.

Arthur Garber the Harbor Barber by Joe Frank (Sept. 15, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10208-3). A barber in a seaside town faces a big challenge when a castaway with wild hair floats ashore hoping to look normal. Ages 5–7.

Dreaming of Horses by Nicola Swinney, photos by Bob Langrish (Sept. 15, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10209-0), presents a photographic roundup of various horse breeds. Ages 8–11.

Good Dog! (Sept. 15, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10213-7) and Here, Kitty! (Oct. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10214-4) by Nicola Swinney. Photos illustrate these guides to 36 breeds of dogs and cats. Ages 8–11.

Dragons?! by Lila Prap (Sept. 15, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10207-6) explores ancient beliefs about dragons as mythological monsters, deities, creators of the world, and guardians of its riches. Ages 8–12.

Runaway by Cordell Barker, adapted by Sarah Howden (Oct. 1, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10079-9). A cow and a runaway train are on a collision course in this tale based on the animated short of the same title. Ages 8–12.

Spit: What’s Cool About Drool by Mary Batten (Oct. 1, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10226-7; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10232-8) examines everything about saliva and the act of spitting by humans and animals. Ages 9–12.

The Hubble Space Telescope: Our Eye on the Universe by Terence Dickinson and Tracy Read (Oct. 1, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10233-5; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10217-5) is a guide to this telescope and its discoveries. Ages 11–14.

The Plastic Problem by Rachel Salt (Oct. 1, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10223-6; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10231-1) exposes the truth about plastic’s impact on our planet—and what we can do about it. Ages 11–14.

Highrise: The Towers in the World and the World in the Towers by Katerina Cizek, adapted by Kristy Woudstra (Oct. 15, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10215-1). This exploration of the world’s high buildings and their residents is adapted from the documentary of the same name. Ages 13–17.


The Gumboot Kids by Eric Hogan and Tara Hungerford picks up The Case of the Growing Bird Feeder (Oct. 1, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10189-5; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-228-10190-1), The Case of the Story Rock (Oct. 1, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10191-8; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-228-10192-5), The Case of the Wooden Timekeeper (Oct. 1, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10195-6; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-228-10196-3), and The Case of the Vanishing Caterpillar (Oct. 1, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-228-10193-2; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-228-10194-9), ages 4–7.

Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Summer North Coming by Dorothy Bentley, illus. by Jessica Bromley Bartram (Nov. 1, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-55455-465-2), showcases family time in the outdoors throughout the year. Ages 6–8.

Five Mile

Love Your Body by Jessica Sanders (Sept. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-76068-396-2). Illustrations celebrating diverse bodies aim to empower girls with a message of self-love. Ages 4–8.


The Wiggles star in The Wiggles Emma! Emma’s Dress Up Day (Oct. 1, board book, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-76068-417-4), ages 3–5.


The Mess That We Made by Michelle Lord, illus. by Julia Blattman (Nov. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-947277-14-4), portrays the devastating impact of trash on the ocean and marine life and rallies readers to take action. Ages 5–7.


I Need My Monster adds a prequel, How I Met My Monster by Amanda Noll, illus. by Howard McWilliam (Oct. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-947277-09-0), ages 5–7.


A Year Around the Great Oak by Gerda Muller (Oct. 22, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-602-7) is an expanded edition of this celebration of the seasons. Ages 4–7.

Cherry Blossom and Paper Planes by Jef Aerts, illus. by Sanne te Loo (Jan. 21, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-561-7). Two pals find a way to maintain their friendship when one moves away. Ages 4–8.

An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Castle Legends by Theresa Breslin, illus. by Kate Leiper (Oct. 15, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-595-2), compiles lore associated with the castles of Scotland. Ages 6–12.

An Illustrated Treasury of Swedish Folk and Fairy Tales, illus. by John Bauer (Oct. 15, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-593-8), is a gift edition of this story collection, released 100 years after Bauer’s death. Ages 6–12.


The Boy with the Butterfly Mind by Victoria Williamson (Nov. 5, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-600-3). A teen with ADHD stars in this story of acceptance, blended families, and the importance of being yourself. Ages 11–13.


Traditional Scottish Tales issues Greyfriars Bobby: A Puppy’s Tale by Michelle Sloan, illus. by Elena Bia (Sept. 10, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-590-7), ages 4–7. And Animal Adventure Club welcomes The Baby Otter Rescue by Michelle Sloan, illus. by Hannah George (Nov. 5, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-78250-592-1), ages 7–9.


Moo, Moo, Chew, Chew: Sounds from the Farm (Nov. 5, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1583-1) and Roar, Roar, Growl, Growl: Sounds from the Jungle (Oct. 8, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1584-8) by Jennifer Shand, illus. by Barbara Vagnozzi, introduce animal noises in these settings. Ages 3–6.

Stomp by Uncle Ian Aurora, illus. by Natalia Moore (Oct. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1554-1). This book encouraging body movement invites readers to join characters as they stomp, wiggle, and more. Ages 4–8.

The Buddy Bench by B.D. Cottleston, illus. by Hazel Quintanilla (Sept. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1775-0). On a surprisingly snowy day in Texas, two new friends discover ways to enjoy the snow. Ages 5–8.

Positively Purple by Linda Ragsdale, illus. by P.S. Brooks (Sept. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1467-4). In this tale about bear friends PB and Jeli, medication turns Jeli purple, but it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Ages 5–8.


New Discovery Concepts books by Katie Wilson are Colors (Sept. 3, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1566-4) and Sounds (Oct. 8, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1649-4), ages 1–3. Flowerpot Holiday gains 5 Very Little Pumpkins (Aug. 13, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1673-9) and Dem Bones (Aug. 13, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1674-6) by Holly Weane, illus. by Ivana Forgo, ages 3–6; and Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, illus. by David A. Cutting (Sept. 3, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1774-3), ages 5–8. Katrine Crow’s Whose Is It? picks up Coats (Nov. 5, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1661-6, Horns (Nov. 5, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1660-9), Scales (Sept. 10, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1662-3), and Wings (Oct. 8, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1659-3), ages 3–6. And Finn’s Fun Trucks moves on with Heavy Haulers (Oct. 8, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1647-0) and Mail Movers (Sept. 10, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1648-7) by Finn Coyle, illus. by Srimalie Bassani, ages 4–7.

New Hazel Q Nursery Rhymes titles by Hazel Quintanilla recast four familiar rhymes with animal characters (Sept. 10, board book, $7.99 each), ages 4–7. Joining Global Greetings are I Love You, World (Oct. 8, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1672-2) and Merry Christmas, World (Sept. 3, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1671-5), illus. by Aleksandra Szmidt, ages 5–8. New Do You Know About? titles by Hannah Lippard are Awesome Animals and the Places They Live (Oct. 8, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1653-1) and Magnificent Machines That Move (Sept. 10, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1654-8), ages 7–10. How Do? presents How Do Computers Follow Instructions? by J.T. Liso (Nov. 5, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1652-4) and How Do Molecules Stay Together? by Madeline J. Hayes (Sept. 10, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1651-7), both illus. by Srimalie Bassani, ages 7–10. And 10 Minute Classics releases The Three Musketeers, retold by Philip Edwards, illus. by Adam Horsepool (Oct. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4867-1311-0), ages 7–12.


Brian the Brave by Paul Stewart, illus. by Jane Porter (Aug. 6, $17, ISBN 978-1-947888-18-0). In this tale about challenging bias, Brian believes all his fellow sheep can play together, despite their different appearances. Ages 3–7.

Where Is Home, Daddy Bear? by Nicola O’Byrne (Aug. 6, $17, ISBN 978-1-947888-14-2). After they move, a bear dad helps his worried cub discover the true meaning of home. Ages 3–7.

The Worst Christmas Ever by Kathleen Long Bostrom, illus. by Guy Porfirio (Sept. 17, $17, ISBN 978-1-947888-09-8). Will a move to a new state and a missing dog ruin Matthew’s Christmas? Ages 3–7.

The Night of His Birth by Katherine Paterson, illus. by Lisa Aisato (Sept. 17, $18, ISBN 978-1-947888-12-8), recounts the story of Jesus’s birth from the perspective of Mary. Ages 6–10.

Focus on the Family


Otter B by Pamela Kennedy and Anne Kennedy Brady wraps up with Otter B Helpful (Oct. 8, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-58997-047-2), Otter B Taking Turns (Oct. 8, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-58997-397-8), and Otter B Trustworthy (Oct. 8, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-58997-452-4), ages 3–5. And Sheri Rose Shepherd’s Adventures with the King: His Little Princess adds God, Where Are You? (Sept. 3, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-58997-337-4); and Adventures with the King: His Mighty Warrior releases The Lord’s Army (Sept. 3, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-58997-193-6), ages 4–8.

Fox Chapel/Happy Fox

Hidden Pictures at the Zoo: 45 Seek and Find Puzzles to Solve by Liz Ball (Nov. 12, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-64124-037-6) features items and animals to find and facts about zoo animals. Ages 5–9.

Free Spirit

1-2-3 My Feelings and Me by Goldie Millar and Lisa A. Berger, illus. by Priscilla Burris (Nov. 12, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-362-7). This counting book aims to help children learn about coping with emotions. Ages 3–8.

Smarts! Everybody’s Got Them by Thomas Armstrong, illus. by Tim Palin (Nov. 12, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-366-5), explains eight ways everyone is smart and reveals how to get smarter in each way. Ages 5–9.

Speak Up and Get Along! Learn the Mighty Might, Thought Chop, and More Tools to Make Friends, Stop Teasing, and Feel Good About Yourself by Scott Cooper (Aug. 27, paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-385-6) is an updated edition of the book presenting 21 strategies for getting along with others. Ages 8–12.

Fighting Invisible Tigers: Stress Management for Teens by Earl Hipp (Sept. 24, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-435-8). This revised edition provides advice on managing stress and reducing anxiety. Ages 11–18.

When a Friend Dies: A Book for Teens About Grieving & Healing by Marilyn E. Gootman (Aug. 13, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-422-8) updates this resource for teens coping with loss. Ages 11–18.

The Struggle to Be Strong: True Stories by Teens About Overcoming Tough Times, edited by Al Desetta and Sybil Wolin (Sept. 24, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-460-0). This collection of first-person narratives includes new stories addressing social media and gender identity. Ages 13–18.


New bilingual Happy Healthy Baby books are Cuddle/Abrazos y mimos (Sept. 10, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-448-8) and Play/Jugar (Sept. 10, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-446-4) by Elizabeth Verdick and Marjorie Lisovskis, trans. by Edgar Rojas, ages up to 2. Verdick’s Waiting Is Not Forever, illus. by Marieka Heinlen (Oct. 8, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-466-2), joins Best Behavior, ages 1–4. Learning About Me & You adds I Help: A Book About Empathy and Kindness by Cheri J. Meiners, illus. by Penny Weber (Oct. 8, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-453-2), ages 2–4. Learning to Get Along offers Be Polite and Kind/Ser respetuoso y amable (Aug. 20, paper, $12.45, ISBN 978-1-63198-443-3) and Join In and Play/Participa y juega (Aug. 20, paper, $12.45, ISBN 978-1-63198-440-2) by Meiners, illus. by Meredith Johnson, trans. by Edgar Rojas, ages 4–8. And Kids Can Cope debuts with Put Your Worries Away (Sept. 3, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-431-0) and Take Charge of Anger (Sept. 3, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-63198-457-0) by Gill Hasson, illus. by Sarah Jennings, ages 6–9.


Jump! by Tatsuhide Matsuoka (Aug. 13, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-231-1) encourages readers to join in as animals demonstrate their jumping skills. Ages 4–7.

Encyclopedia of Grannies by Eric Veillé (Aug. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-243-4) answers questions that children may have about their grandmothers, but never ask. Ages 4–8.

Two for Me, One for You by Jörg Mühle (Aug. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-239-7). Buddies Bear and Weasel learn how to resolve conflict before it ruins their friendship. Ages 4–8.

Cornelia and the Jungle Machine by Nora Brech (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-259-5). When Cornelia’s family moves, she is forced to go outdoors and make friends, prompting a new discovery. Ages 5–8.

Otto Goes North by Ulrika Kestere (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-241-0). When Otto travels from his warm country to visit friends in the chilly north, his pals knit him a sweater. Ages 5–8.

Song of the River by Joy Cowley, illus. by Kimberly Andrews (Aug. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-253-3). Cam follows a river from its trickling source in the mountain snow all the way to the coast. Ages 5–8.

Zanzibar by Catharina Valckx (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77657-255-7). In this chapter book, an ordinary crow sets out to accomplish something extraordinary. Ages 6–9.


Don’t Let the Beasties Escape This Book! by Julie Berry, illus. by April Lee (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-947440-04-3), introduces the medieval world and an illuminated bestiary of legendary creatures. Ages 5–7.



Celestine and the Hare by Karin Celestine welcomes Helping Hedgehog Home (Sept. 1, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-912213-63-4), ages 5–8.

Graphic Arts


Haibu is back in Haibu Saves the Circus Animals by Blake Freeman (Sept. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5132-6254-3), ages 4–7. And Play It! by Jennifer Kemmeter and Antimo Marrone offers Children’s Songs: A Superfast Way to Learn Awesome Songs on Your Piano or Keyboard (Oct. 29, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5132-6245-1), Christmas Songs: A Superfast Way to Learn Awesome Songs on Your Piano or Keyboard (Oct. 29, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5132-6251-2), and Classical Music: A Superfast Way to Learn Awesome Music on Your Piano or Keyboard (Oct. 29, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5132-6248-2), ages 5–10.


Birdsong by Julie Flett (Sept. 24, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-473-0). After moving to a new home, a girl feels lonely until she meets an elderly neighbor who shares her love of arts and crafts. Ages 3–8.

Hello, Crow by Candace Savage, illus. by Chelsea O’Byrne (Sept. 24, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-444-0). Franny has a new friend—a crow who brings her trinkets in its beak—but her father doesn’t believe her. Ages 4–8.

The Moose of Ewenki by Gerelchimeg Blackcrane, illus. by Jiu Er (Sept. 10, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-538-6). When a Mongolian elder hunts a female moose by mistake, he takes in her calf and forms a bond with it. Ages 5–9.

Spur, a Wolf’s Story by Eliza Robertson, illus. by Nora Aoyogi (Sept. 17, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-341-2). In this tale inspired by wolf culls in Canada, young Spur saves her pack. Ages 5–9.

Can You Hear the Trees Talking? Discovering the Hidden Life of the Forest by Peter Wohlleben (Oct. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77164-434-1) is a young readers’ adaptation of The Hidden Life of Trees. Ages 8–10.


Aunt Pearl by Monica Kulling, illus. by Irene Luxbacher (Aug. 6, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-153-5). A loving family invites a homeless relative to live with them. Ages 4–7.

My Winter City by James Gladstone, illus. by Gary Clement (Oct. 1, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-010-1). A boy, his father, and their dog spend a day in a snowy city. Ages 4–7.

Owen at the Park by Scot Ritchie (Aug. 6, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-167-2). Working with his groundskeeper father in the park, Owen gets to do his favorite job all by himself. Ages 4–7.

The Return by Natalia Chernysheva (Oct. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-209-9). A young woman living an independent city life rediscovers childlike wonder and comfort at her grandmother’s house. Ages 4–7.

Fern and Horn by Marie-Louise Gay (Sept. 3, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-226-6). Twins Fern and Horn try to outdo each other with imagination as they create drawings that come to life. Ages 4–8.

Playgrounds of Babel by JonArno Lawson, illus. by Piet Grobler (Aug. 6, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-036-1). This tale told entirely in dialogue was inspired by the biblical story of the Tower of Babel. Ages 4–8.

The Promise Basket by Bill Richardson, illus. by Slavka Kolesar (Aug. 6, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-089-7). A poor mother expresses her love for her daughter by placing wrapped stones—and the promises that come with them—in a basket. Ages 4–8.

Rocky Waters by Anne Laurel Carter, illus. by Marianne Dumas (Sept. 3, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-097-2). In a story inspired by the legacy of a French-Canadian fishing family, Rocky goes lobstering with his dad. Ages 4–8.

My Friend by Elisa Amado, illus. by Alfonso Ruano (Oct. 1, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-939-3). An immigrant girl newly arrived in Brooklyn makes a best friend on the first day of school. Ages 5–8.

Helen’s Birds by Sara Cassidy, illus. by Sophie Casson (Sept. 3, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-038-5). In this wordless graphic novel, a girl continues the bird-feeding tradition begun by her late elderly neighbor. Ages 7–10.

Clear Skies by Jessica Scott Kerrin (Aug. 6, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-240-2). As the U.S.-Soviet space race heats up in 1961, 11-year-old Arno begins following his dream of becoming an astronomer. Ages 8–11.

A Boy Is Not a Bird by Edeet Ravel (Sept. 3, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-174-0). In 1941, Natt’s world is overturned when his family is exiled to Siberia during the Nazi occupation of the Ukraine. Ages 8–12.

Caravan to the North: Misael’s Long Walk by Jorge Argueta, illus. by Manuel Monroy (Oct. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-329-4). This novel-in-verse follows a boy traveling in a caravan from El Salvador to the U.S. border. Ages 9–14.

A Song for China: How My Father Wrote Yellow River Cantata by Ange Zhang (Sept. 3, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-151-1) tells the true story of how author Guang Weiran used art to fight for a socially just China in the 1920s and ’30s. Ages 10–14.

My Story Starts Here: Voices of Young Offenders by Deborah Ellis (Oct. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-121-4) compiles interviews with young people in the criminal justice system. Ages 12–16.


The Crow Stories Trilogy by Nancy Vo continues with The Ranger (Aug. 6, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77306-128-3), ages 4–8.

Hardie Grant

Ginger Green Is Absolutely Mad for Birthday Parties (Mostly) (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-76050-105-1) and The Not-Much Sleepover Starring Ginger Green (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-76050-106-8) by Kim Kane, illus. by Jon Davis, launch an early reader series starring spunky fox Ginger Green and her friends. Ages 5–7.


Ready to Fly: How Sylvia Townsend Became the Bookmobile Ballerina by Lea Lyon, illus. by Jessica Gibson (Jan. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288878-5), spotlights this African-American woman who learned to dance ballet from books she borrowed from a bookmobile. Ages 4–8.

Big Papa and the Time Machine by Daniel Bernstrom, illus. by Shane W. Evans (Jan. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-246331-9). Riding in a 1952 Ford, an African-American man and his grandson zip in and out of historical time periods. Ages 4–8.

Everybody Says Meow by Constance Lombardo (Nov. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-268988-7). A waggish group of animals just cannot follow one simple command. Ages 4–8.

A Friend for Bently by Paige Keiser (Aug. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-264332-2) introduces unlikely pals Bently, a pig who does crossword puzzles, and Daisy, a young chick who adores him. Ages 4–8.

Hello, Ninja by N.D. Wilson, illus. by Forrest Dickison (Oct. 15, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287195-4). This tale of a sneaky ninja who shares his busy day with curious kids is being adapted into an animated Netflix series. Ages 4–8.

Ho Ho Homework by Mylisa Larsen, illus. by Taia Morley (Sept. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-279688-2). Could Jack’s substitute teacher, Mr. Clausen, who looks—and laughs—like Santa Claus actually be him? Ages 4–8.

It Began with a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way by Kyo Maclear, illus. by Julie Morstad (Oct. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-244762-3), portrays key moments in the life of this Japanese-American crusader for racial diversity in picture books. Ages 4–8.

The Love Letter by Anika Aldamuy Denise, illus. by Lucy Ruth Cummins (Oct. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-274157-8). Three animal pals are reminded of the joys of friendship after each discovers the same love letter. Ages 4–8.

Mulan: The Legend of the Woman Warrior by Faye-Lynn Wu, illus. by Joy Ang (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-280341-2). A brave Chinese girl dresses as a man to join the army in place of her aging father. Ages 4–8.

Odd Dog Out by Rob Biddulph (Dec. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236726-6). Odd Dog discovers the power of being herself when she tries to fit in with the other pups. Ages 4–8.

Roar Like a Dandelion by Ruth Krauss, illus. by Sergio Ruzzier (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-268007-5), is a never-before-published compilation of one-liners by the late author, featuring such playful phrases as “Dance with a leaf.” Ages 4–8.

Sammy Claws: The Christmas Cat by Lucy Rowland, illus. by Paula Bowles (Sept. 17, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295911-9). Santa’s sleepy pet cat Sammy Claws saves his owner’s sleigh—and the holiday. Ages 4–8.

The Scarecrow by Beth Ferry, illus. by the Fan Brothers (Sept. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-247576-3). After an old scarecrow rescues a small crow that falls from the air, an unexpected friendship grows. Ages 4–8.

Three Ways to Trap a Leprechaun by Tara Lazar, illus. by Vivienne To (Jan. 7, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284128-5). Claire is determined to catch a leprechaun and prove that the magical creatures are real. Ages 4–8.
Bad Bella by Ali Standish (Sept. 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289325-3). Rescue dog Bella wants to believe that her second family will prove to be her forever home, in time for Christmas. Ages 8–12.

Bernard Pepperlin by Cara Hoffman, illus. by Olga Demidova (Sept. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286544-1). The dormouse from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland has an adventure in modern-day New York City. Ages 8–12.

Cog by Greg van Eekhout, illus. by Beatrice Blue (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-268607-7). Five robots are on a mission to rescue their inventor from the corporation that controls them all. Ages 8–12.

Hazel’s Theory of Evolution by Lisa Jenn Bigelow (Oct. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-279117-7). A new eighth grader struggles with uncertainty, as one of her mothers is pregnant again after suffering miscarriages. Ages 8–12.

Heroism Begins with Her: Inspiring Stories of Bold, Brave, and Gutsy Women in the U.S. Military by Winifred Conkling, illus. by Julia Kuo (Aug. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284741-6), profiles more than 80 military women who fought for their country and their beliefs. Ages 8–12.

Hoax for Hire by Laura Martin (Aug. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-280380-1). Grayson must choose between his own dreams and his family’s legacy of tricking others into believing they’re seeing legendary creatures. Ages 8–12.

How to Disappear Completely by Ali Standish (Jan. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289328-4). A girl’s life changes when she develops vitiligo after her beloved grandmother dies. Ages 8–12.

I Belong by Stephen Haff et al. (Nov. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294326-2) is the memoir of a nine-year-old Mexican-American girl who finds her voice at an after-school program where kids from immigrant families perform their own interpretations of Don Quixote. Ages 8–12.

I Can Make This Promise by Christine Day (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287199-2). In this debut, inspired by Day’s family’s history, a girl discovers her family’s secrets and her own Native American identity. Ages 8–12.

No Surrender: Young Readers’ Edition by Christopher Edmonds (Oct. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296617-9) adapts Edmonds’s story of his father, who risked his life in WWII to save others from German forces. Ages 8–12.

The Other, Better Me by Antony John (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-283565-9). A girl searching for the meaning of family wonders about the father she has never known. Ages 8–12.

The Peacock Detectives by Carly Nugent (Jan. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289670-4). Cassie uncovers truths about her friends, family, and herself as she solves a local mystery. Ages 8–12.

The Spinner of Dreams by K.A. Reynolds (Aug. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267395-4). Annalise overcomes her anxiety and sets out to conquer the Labyrinth of Fate and Dreams to rid herself of a lifelong curse. Ages 8–12.

That’s What Friends Do by Cathleen Barnhart (Jan. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288893-8) is a tale about navigating boundaries, learning to have hard conversations, and what it truly means to be a friend. Ages 8–12.

Three Days at the Brink: FDR’s Daring Gamble to Win World War II (Oct. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291537-5) and Three Days in January: Young Readers’ Edition: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission (Dec. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291534-4) by Bret Baier and Catherine Whitney adapt these histories for young readers. Ages 8–12.

Strong Voices: Fifteen American Speeches Worth Knowing by Tonya Bolden, illus. by Eric Velasquez (Jan. 21, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-257204-2), compiles speeches that helped shape and define freedom in America. Ages 8–18.

Butterfly Yellow by Thanhhà Lai (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-222921-2). Six years after her little brother was taken to America in the final days of the Vietnam War, Ha˘'ng arrives in Texas as a refugee to find him. Ages 13–18.

When the World Didn’t End by Caroline Kaufman, illus. by Yelena Bryksenkova (Aug. 20, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291038-7). Poems reveal teen Instagram sensation Kaufman’s thoughts on love, forgiveness, self-discovery, and life after a hard-fought battle with depression. Ages 13–18.

When You Ask Me Where I’m Going by Jasmin Kaur (Oct. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-291261-9) explores themes of undocumented immigration, sexual assault, mental health, love, liberation, and resilience. Ages 14–18.


Tie-ins to The Addams Family feature film include A Frightful Welcome by Alexandra West (Sept. 3, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294677-5), The Addams Family: An Original Picture Book by Vic Mizzy (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294679-9), and Meet the Family by West (Sept. 3, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294675-1), all illus. by Lissy Marlin, ages 4–8; and The Addams Family: The Deluxe Junior Novel by Calliope Glass (Sept. 3, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294681-2), The Addams Family: The Junior Novel (Sept. 3, paper, $11.25, ISBN 978-0-06-294682-9), and Wednesday’s Library by Glass (Sept. 3, $18.25, ISBN 978-0-06-294684-3), ages 8–12.

Builder Brothers adds Better Together by Drew and Jonathan Scott, illus. by Kim Smith (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284665-5), ages 4–8. Grouchy Ladybug appears in Christmas Cheer for the Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle (Sept. 17, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-293226-6), ages 4–8. And I Can Read Level 1 gains I Want to Be a Pilot by Laura Driscoll, illus. by Catalina Echeverri (Nov. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243249-0); Dragon to the Rescue (Sept. 3, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284041-7) and Pinkalicious and the Merminnies (Jan. 7, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284044-8) by Victoria Kann, and Ranger Rick: I Wish I Was a Bison by Jennifer Bove (Nov. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243225-4), ages 4–8.

I Can Read Level 2 issues Helen Keller: The World at Her Fingertips by Sarah Albee (Aug. 6, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243281-0) and Thomas Edison: Lighting the Way by Lori Haskins Houran (Nov. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243287-2), both illus. by Gustavo Mazali, ages 4–8. And new to Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1 are The Arctic Fox’s Journey by Wendy Pfeffer, illus. by Morgan Huff (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-249083-4); and Thump Goes the Rabbit: How Animals Communicate by Fran Hodgkins, illus. by Taia Morley (Jan. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-249101-5), ages 4–8.

My First I Can Read expands with Baby Shark and the Balloons (Aug. 6, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296584-4) and Baby Shark and the Magic Wand (Jan. 7, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296590-5) by Pinkfong; Biscuit’s Snow Day Race by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Pat Schories (Oct. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243620-7); Danny and the Dinosaur Phonics Fun: 12-Book Program by Syd Hoff (Sept. 3, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241063-4); Little Critter: Just My Best Friend by Mercer Mayer (Sept. 3, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243146-2); Pete the Kitty Goes to the Doctor by James Dean and Kimberly Dean, illus. by James Dean (Sept. 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286832-9); and Super Wings: Phonics Fun by Alexandra West (Oct. 15, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-06-290741-7), ages 4–8.

Pete the Cat is back in Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party by James Dean and Kimberly Dean, illus. by James Dean (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-240437-4) and Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by Eric Litwin, illus. by James Dean (Sept. 17, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294516-7), ages 4–8. Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids gains Laugh-Out-Loud Adventure Jokes for Kids (Sept. 17, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-06-274870-6) and Laugh-Out-Loud Jolly Jokes for Kids (Oct. 15, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288808-2) by Rob Elliott, ages 6–10. And My Weird School Fast Facts rolls on with Pizza, Peanut Butter, and Pickles (Oct. 15, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267315-2); We’re Red, Weird, and Blue! What Can We Do? (Jan. 7, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-06-279684-4) joins My Weird School Special; and My Weirder-est School presents Dr. Floss Is the Boss! (Oct. 15, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269107-1), all by Dan Gutman, illus. by Jim Paillot, ages 6–10.

Cavall in Camelot by Audrey Mackaman moves along with Quest for the Grail (Aug. 20, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-249453-5), ages 8–12. The Crims continues with The Crims at Sea by Kate Davies (Dec. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-249416-0), ages 8–12. New to Daniel Coldstar by Stel Pavlou is The Betrayer (Nov. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-212609-2), ages 8–12. Estranged by Ethan M. Aldridge welcomes The Changeling King (Oct. 1, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265390-1), ages 8–12. Henry & Eva return in Henry & Eva and the Famous People Ghosts by Andrea Portes (Oct. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256004-9), ages 8–12. Maggie & Abby star in Maggie & Abby and the Shipwreck Treehouse by Will Taylor (Aug. 20, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-264434-3), ages 8–12. Mutant Bunny Island by Obert Skye, illus. by Eduardo Vieira, picks up Buns of Steel (Nov. 12, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239917-5), ages 8–12. And Olga by Elise Gravel continues with Out of Control! (Sept. 24, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-235132-6), ages 8–12.

Beneath the Weeping Clouds (Nov. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-249441-2) joins Riders of the Realm by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, ages 8–12. Roblox adds Roblox Top Battle Games (Oct. 1, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295016-1), ages 8–12. The Rosewood Chronicles offers Princess in Practice by Connie Glynn (Oct. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284784-3), ages 8–12. Starfell, featuring an underrated young witch, kicks off with Willow Moss & the Lost Day by Dominique Valente (Jan. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287940-0), ages 8–12. Tom Watson’s Stick Cat, a companion to Stick Dog, launches with Two Cats to the Rescue (Sept. 24, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-274120-2), ages 8–12. Tangled in Time ramps up with The Burning Queen by Kathryn Lasky (Oct. 29, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269328-0), ages 8–12. The Throwback time-travel trilogy by Peter Lerangis begins with Throwback (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-240638-5), ages 8–12. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi issues Find Me (Oct. 8, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-06-290628-1), ages 14–18. And fantasy duology Specters by Adam Silvera debuts with Infinity Son (Jan. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-245782-0), ages 14–18.

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Hard Work, But It’s Worth It: The Life of Jimmy Carter by Bethany Hegedus, illus. by Kyung Eun Han (Jan. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-264378-0), spotlights the life and labors of this former president. Ages 4–8.

Snow Much Fun! by Nancy Siscoe, illus. by Sabina Gibson (Oct. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-274112-7). This tale of the joys of a snowy day features art made from felt sculpture. Ages 4–8.

The Best at It by Maulik Pancholy (Oct. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286641-7). Actor Pancholy’s debut novel focuses on Rahul, a gay Indian-American boy coming into his own in a small town in the Midwest. Ages 8–12.

Dear Sweet Pea by Julie Murphy (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-247307-3). A sixth grader navigates her parents’ unconventional divorce and finds herself in the unlikely role of the town’s advice columnist. Ages 8–12.

Ember and the Ice Dragons by Heather Fawcett (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-285451-3). A girl who used to be a dragon tries to save her new home in the Antarctic wilderness. Ages 8–12.

Homerooms and Hall Passes by Tom O’Donnell (Oct. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287214-2). In this series launch, warriors from a mystical realm relax by engaging in a role-playing game in which they assume the characters of average eighth graders. Ages 8–12

Notorious by Gordon Korman (Jan. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-279886-2). On an island between the U.S. and Canada, Keenan and ZeeBee hunt for a golden treasure rumored to be hidden there. Ages 8–12.

Almost American Girl by Robin Ha (Jan. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-268510-0). In this graphic memoir, a Korean girl transplanted to Alabama grapples with culture shock and finds her passion as a comic artist. Ages 13–18.

Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-231764-3). Two girls, one living and one dead, deal with loss, desire, and the fragility of the American dream during WWII. Ages 14–18.


I Can Read Level 1 greets Little Penguin’s New Friend by Tadgh Bentley (Oct. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269994-7), ages 4–8. My First I Can Read offers Otter: What Pet Is Best? by Sam Garton (Oct. 15, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284512-2), ages 4–8. Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye continues with Cloak of Night (Jan. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-264375-9), ages 13–18. Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst welcomes Of Ice and Shadows (Aug. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284122-3), ages 13–18. And joining These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch is These Divided Shores (Aug. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-247153-6), ages 13–18.


Every Stolen Breath by Kimberly Gabriel (Nov. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76666-7). Lia teams up with a teen hacker, a reporter, and a mysterious stranger to stop the mob of teens who killed her father. Ages 13–18.

The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy (Oct. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76765-7). Etta tries to save her mother from evil in their corrupt society, where Gifted individuals can take memories from others. Ages 13–18.

The Silence Between Us by Alison Gervais (Aug. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76616-2). A Deaf girl enters a hearing school for the first time as a high school senior. Ages 13–18.

Tiger Queen by Annie Sullivan (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76877-7) is a fantasy retelling of Frank Stockton’s short story, “The Lady, or the Tiger?” Ages 13–18.

Wardens of Eternity by Courtney Allison Moulton (Jan. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76718-3). Ziva’s magic, passed down from Egyptian gods, garners the attention of Hitler’s army. Ages 13–18.


Días y días/Days and Days by Ginger Foglesong Guy, illus. by René King Moreno (Aug. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-173182-2). This bilingual book introduces readers to the four seasons. Ages 3–8.

The Bear and the Star by Lola M. Schaefer, illus. by Bethanne Andersen (Sept. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-266037-4). Bear welcomes a new star to the sky and looks for the perfect spot for his holiday celebration. Ages 4–8.

I Do Not Like That Name by Erin McGill (Nov. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-245577-2). When the elephant that Sophie and Herb send away for arrives in the mail, it’s up to them to name him. Ages 4–8.

Wintercake by Lynne Rae Perkins (Oct. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-289487-8). Thomas misplaces an ingredient he needs to make his seasonal wintercake, but friends old and new come together to save the day. Ages 6–10.

Dough Boys by Paula Chase (Aug. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269181-1). Best pals find their friendship threatened by the pressures of middle school and their growing involvement in a local drug ring. Ages 8–12.

No Map, Great Trip: A Young Writer’s Road to Page One by Paul Fleischman (Oct. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-285745-3). The author reflects on growing up with his father, Newbery Medalist Sid Fleischman, and his own path to becoming a writer. Ages 8–12.

Now Entering Addamsville by Francesca Zappia (Oct. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-293527-4). In a small town obsessed with ghosts, Zora is framed for a crime she didn’t commit. Ages 14–18.


I Can Read Level 1 welcomes Amelia Bedelia Gets the Picture by Herman Parish, illus. by Lynne Avril (Oct. 8, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-06-293524-3), ages 4–8. Penny is back in Penny and Her Sled by Kevin Henkes (Oct. 29, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-06-293453-6), ages 4–8. Chapter book series Amelia Bedelia and Friends by Herman Parish, illus. by Lynne Avril, launches with Amelia Bedelia & Friends Beat the Clock (Sept. 3, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-293518-2) and Amelia Bedelia & Friends the Cat’s Meow (Sept. 3, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-293522-9), ages 6–10. Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue (Sept. 10, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-293472-7) and Kitty and the Tiger Treasure (Sept. 10, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-293476-5) by Paula Harrison, illus. by Jenny Lovlie, kick off the Kitty chapter book series about a young superhero with cat-like powers, ages 6–10. Collectors by Jacqueline West issues A Storm of Wishes (Oct. 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269172-9), ages 8–12. And Shadow Players raises the curtain on A Kingdom for a Stage by Heidi Heilig (Oct. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265197-6), ages 13–18.



Baby Shark swims along with Merry Christmas, Baby Shark! by Pinkfong (Sept. 17, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296587-5), ages 4–8. Incredible Lives biography series launches with Lewis Latimer: Inventors & Innovators by Denise Lewis Patrick, illus. by Daniel Duncant (Jan. 7, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288966-9); and Dr. Mae Jemison: Explorers by Heather Alexander, illus. by Jennifer Bricking (Jan. 7, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-06-288970-6), ages 8–12. Roblox builds with Where’s the Noob? (Oct. 1, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295018-5), ages 8–12. And Battle of the Bulge (Nov. 19, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295794-8) joins Soldier Dogs by Marcus Sutter, ages 8–12.


All the Things We Do in the Dark by Saundra Mitchell (Oct. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-285259-5). In this thriller, Ava would rather keep the story behind the scar on her face a secret. Ages 13–18.

A Constellation of Roses by Miranda Asebedo (Nov. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-274710-5). When Trix is caught using her talent for purloining valuables, she must do jail time or live with her long-lost family. Ages 13–18.

Crown of Oblivion by Julie Eshbaugh (Nov. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239931-1). A girl chooses to risk her life in a cutthroat race in order to win her freedom. Ages 13–18.

Dangerous Alliance by Jennieke Cohen (Dec. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-285730-9). As Lady Victoria’s comfortable life is overturned, she must enter society’s season or find herself and her family destitute. Ages 13–18.

A Dress for the Wicked by Autumn Krause (Aug. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-285733-0). Country girl Emma enters a prestigious fashion design competition in a reimagined 19th-century Europe. Ages 13–18.

Fan the Fame by Anna Priemaza (Aug. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256084-1). Lainey is determined to take down the patriarchy—starting with her own famous YouTube-streaming brother. Ages 13–18.

The How & the Why by Cynthia Hand (Nov. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269316-7). Cass seeks answers to questions about her life that her loving adoptive parents just can’t answer. Ages 13–18.

I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi (Oct. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-274145-5). Confronted with the news that the world will end in days, three teens struggle to find meaning, purpose, and redemption. Ages 13–18.

Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron (Sept. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287095-7) launches a West African-inspired trilogy featuring a girl born into a family of powerful witch doctors. Ages 13–18.

Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles (Jan. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-234919-4) is a contemporary novel that confronts toxic masculinity. Ages 13–18.

Three Things I Know Are True by Betty Culley (Jan. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-290802-5). In this novel-in-verse, a teen deals with the aftermath of the accident that nearly takes her brother’s life. Ages 13–18.

A Treason of Thorns by Laura E. Weymouth (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269690-8). This historical fantasy focuses on a great house of England that has magical power. Ages 13–18.

Verify by Joelle Charbonneau (Sept. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-280362-7). When her mother is killed, Meri must decide whether to believe the government’s sanitized “truth” or the reality of a secret world. Ages 13–18.

The Athena Protocol by Shamim Sarif (Oct. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284960-1). In this series starter, Jessie goes rogue from the secret all-female spy organization that trained her. Ages 14–18.

Crier’s War by Nina Varela (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-282394-6) debuts a fantasy duology about two girls—one human, one Automae—whose romance could ignite a revolution. Ages 14–18.

Just Breathe by Cammie McGovern (Jan. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-246335-7). Two teens fall for each other while coping with mental health issues and chronic illness. Ages 14–18.

The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco (Oct. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-282179-9). Twin goddesses must unite a world split between day and night in this debut title of a fantasy duology. Ages 14–18.

Our Year in Love and Parties by Karen Hattrup (Oct. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-241023-8). Four nights of epic partying will see two teens through their highest highs and lowest lows over the course of a year. Ages 14–18.

Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin (Sept. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287802-1). This French-inspired tale of witchcraft and forbidden love kicks off a debut duology. Ages 14–18.

Seven Deadly Shadows by Courtney Alameda (Jan. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-257081-9). Kira enlists the help of seven demons in order to save the world. Ages 14–18.

Spellhacker by M.K. England (Jan. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265770-1) is a genre-bending, futuristic fantasy. Ages 14–18.

Unpregnant by Jenni Hendriks and Ted Caplan (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287624-9). A teen enlists her former best friend to drive her almost 1,000 miles to obtain a legal abortion. Ages 14–18.


Iskari by Kristen Ciccarelli concludes with The Sky Weaver (Nov. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256804-5), ages 13–18. And Three Dark Crowns wraps up with Five Dark Fates by Kendare Blake (Sept. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-268617-6), ages 14–18.


One Hug by Katrina Moore, illus. by Julia Woolf (Dec. 10, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-06-284954-0). A Chinese-American family celebrates the arrival of their immigrant relatives. Ages up to 4.

Honey, the Dog Who Saved Abe Lincoln by Shari Swanson, illus. by Chuck Groenink (Jan. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269900-8). This rescue tale was inspired by a little-known incident from Lincoln’s childhood. Ages 4–8.

The Hundred-Year Barn by Patricia MacLachlan, illus. by Kenard Pak (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-268773-9), showcases a beautiful red barn and generations of a family who call it home. Ages 4–8.

The Secret Garden of George Washington Carver by Gene Barretta, illus. by Frank Morrison (Jan. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-243015-1), spotlights the agricultural scientist and inventor’s childhood secret garden. Ages 4–8.

The 12th Candle by Kim Tomsic (Oct. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265497-7). Sage’s life flips upside-down when she makes a wish on a magical birthday candle. Ages 8–12.

From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks (Jan. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287585-3). After Zoe gets a letter from the incarcerated father she’s never met, she vows to discover the truth about his crime. Ages 8–12.

Remarkables by Margaret Peterson Haddix (Sept. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-283846-9). Siblings learn that the magical teenagers living next door are intertwined with their own past, present, and future. Ages 8–12.

Stay by Bobbie Pyron (Aug. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-283922-0) focuses on a girl living in a shelter and the homeless dog she’s determined to reunite with his family. Ages 8–12.

Cracking the Bell by Geoff Herbach (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-245314-3) explores the dangerous concussion crisis in football through the eyes of a high school team captain. Ages 13–18.

The End and Other Beginnings by Veronica Roth (Oct. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-279652-3) collects six novella-length stories set in the future. Ages 13–18.

Let’s Call It a Doomsday by Katie Henry (Aug. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269890-2). Two teens meet at a therapist’s office: Ellis, who fears the end of the world, and Hannah, who knows when it will happen. Ages 13–18.

Suggested Reading by Dave Connis (Sept. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-268525-4). Bookworm Clara finds a way to fight back when her school bans dozens of iconic books. Ages 13–18.

The Survival List by Courtney Sheinmel (Sept. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-265500-4). A girl follows a mysterious list of random places and names across the country seeking answers about her older sister’s suicide. Ages 13–18.

Angel Mage by Garth Nix (Oct. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-06-268322-9). In an alternate European world, an ageless young woman with terrifying angelic powers is bent on reuniting with her lover. Ages 14–18.

Hello Girls by Brittany Cavallaro and Emily Henry (Aug. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-280342-9). Winona and Lucille plan to hit the road in a daring escape from the controlling men in their lives. Ages 14–18.


Chapter book series Hand-Me-Down Magic by Corey Ann Haydu begins with Stoop Sale Treasure (Jan. 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287825-0), ages 6–10. Case Closed by Lauren Magaziner continues with Stolen from the Studio (Aug. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-267630-6), ages 8–12. Cats vs. Robots by Margaret Stohl and Lewis Peterson, illus. by Kay Peterson, issues Now with Fleas! (Oct. 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-266573-7), ages 8–12. 13 and Counting (Aug. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-287524-2) joins Friendship List by Lisa Greenwald, ages 8–12. Gabby Garcia’s Ultimate Playbook by Iva-Marie Palmer, illus. by Marta Kissi, releases Sidelined (Aug. 6, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239186-5), ages 8–12. Monsterstreet by J.H. Reynolds adds Carnevil (Sept. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-286941-8), ages 8–12. And Shadow School, set at a haunted school, launches with Archimancy by J.A. White (Aug. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-283828-5), ages 8–12.

TBH by Lisa Greenwald gains TBH, I Feel the Same (Jan. 7, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-290622-9), ages 8–12. Time Castaways by Liesl Shurtliff rolls on with The Obsidian Compass (Oct. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-256818-2), ages 8–12. Deathstrike (Jan. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-280269-9) joins Ultraball by Jeff Chen, ages 8–12. Fallen Isles by Jodi Meadows concludes with When She Reigns (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-246946-5), ages 13–18. Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton presents Tears of Frost (Nov. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-244771-5), ages 13–18. Sea Witch by Sarah Henning sails on with Sea Witch Rising (Aug. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-293147-4), ages 13–18. Hero (Nov. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-246790-4) closes out the Gone trilogy by Michael Grant, ages 14–18. And the Montague Siblings return in The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky by Mackenzi Lee (Nov. 26, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-06-296716-9), ages 14–18.

Harpercollins/Walden Pond

My Jasper June by Laurel Snyder (Sept. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-283662-5). Two girls deal with separate hardships during one summer that changes both their lives. Ages 8–12.


Perilous Journey of Danger and Mayhem by Christopher Healy gains The Treacherous Seas (Nov. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-234200-3), ages 8–12.

Harvest House

My Day-by-Day Praises (Sept. 3, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7369-7840-8) and My Day-by-Day Prayers (Sept. 3, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7369-7838-5) by Martin Manser offer simple devotions. Ages up to 4.

Mommy’s Favorite Smell: What Smells Better Than Fresh-Cut Grass or Just-Baked Cookies? by Brock and Elsie Eastman, illus. by David Miles (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7369-7476-9). Little Lion tries to guess his mother’s favorite smell. Ages 3–7.

Quinn Says Goodbye: Friends May Go Away, But God Is Here to Stay by Christie Thomas (Aug. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7369-7434-9). An owl learns to understand the loss of her friend, a firefly who has moved away. Ages 3–7.

Reagandoodle and Little Buddy Find a Forever Family: Things That Are True Because Someone Chose You by Sandi Swiridoff and Wendy Dunham (Oct. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7369-7468-4). A dog and his human friend share the stories of their adoptions. Ages 4–8.

The Best Gift Ever Given: A 25-Day Journey Through Advent from God’s Good Gifts to God’s Great Son by Ronnie Martin (Oct. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7369-7854-5) recounts the Christmas story. Ages 5–9.

Courageous World Changers: 50 True Stories of Daring Women of God by Shirley Raye Redmond, illus. by Katya Longhi (Jan. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7369-7734-0) profiles faith-driven women. Ages 8–11.

I Am Yours: Prayers for God’s Girl by Wynter Pitts (Sept. 3, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7369-7626-8) is a guide for tween girls on how to pray and cultivate a deeper relationship with God. Ages 8–11.

Soaring Through the Bible: A Travel Guide from Genesis to Revelation for Kids by Skip Heitzig (Aug. 6, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7369-7557-5) offers an overview of each book in the Bible. Ages 8–11.

Focus and Finish: How Football Taught Me Grit, Teamwork, and Integrity by Zach Ertz (Sept. 2, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7369-7930-6). This Philadelphia Eagles player shares his life story as an athlete and a Christian. Ages 8–12.


Team Dungy reappears in Carson Chooses Forgiveness by Tony Dungy and Lauren Dungy, illus. by Guy Wolek (Aug. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7369-7322-9), ages 6–9. And Baby Believer by Danielle Hitchen and Jessica Blanchard greets Jesus Heals: An Anatomy Primer (Jan. 7, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7369-7944-3), ages up to 4.

Hazy Dell


Hazy Fables adds Hobgoblin and the Seven Stinkers of Rancidia by Kyle Sullivan, illus. by Derek Sullivan (Sept. 17, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-948931-04-5), ages 8–12.

Holiday House

Chinese New Year Colors by Richard Lo (Nov. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4371-0) is a bilingual picture book that explores the festivities of the Chinese New Year through colors. Ages 3–7.

The Luckiest Snowball by Elliot Kreloff (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4105-1) chronicles the adventures of a boy and his talking snowball. Ages 4–8.

Octopus Stew by Eric Velasquez (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3754-2). In this tale that can be read two ways, depending on whether or not the pages are folded, Ramsey saves Grandma from the giant octopus in their kitchen. Ages 4–8.

Overground Railroad by Lesa Cline-Ransome, illustrated by James E. Ransome (Jan. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3873-0), follows a girl’s train journey from North Carolina to New York during the Great Migration. Ages 4–8.

The Thank You Letter by Jane Cabrera (Oct. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4250-8). When Grace sends out thank-you notes to everyone in town, she receives stacks of letters of gratitude for her thoughtfulness. Ages 4–8.

Telling Time by David A. Adler, illus. by Edward Miller (Dec. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4092-4). A crew of young astronauts and their Martian friends explore units of time. Ages 6–9.

Ra the Mighty: The Great Tomb Robbery by A.B. Greenfield, illus. by Sarah Horne (Oct. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4240-9). A smug royal cat and a dung beetle investigate the ransacking of a precious tomb. Ages 7–10.

Rachel’s Roses by Ferida Wolff, illus. by Margeaux Lucas (Aug. 20, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4365-9). Rachel searches for a way to earn 25 cents to make a perfect skirt for Rosh Hashanah. Ages 7–10.

Solids, Liquids, Gases, and Plasma by David A. Adler, illus. by Anna Raff (Nov. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3962-1), examines the different states of matter. Ages 7–10.

How Do You Feel? by Lizzy Rockwell (Dec. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4051-1) explores the emotions of children playing together on a playground. Ages 8–12.

Leaving Lymon by Lesa Cline-Ransome (Jan. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4442-7). In this companion to Finding Langston, Lymon struggles to adapt to life with his estranged mother and her cruel new husband. Ages 8–12.

Out to Get You: 13 Tales of Weirdness and Woe by Josh Allen, illus. by Sarah J. Coleman (Sept. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4366-6), compiles spooky tales about 13 ordinary kids in 13 ordinary towns. Ages 8–12.

Surprise Lily by Sharelle Byars Moranville (Oct. 8, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4264-5). Rose wrestles with a family history she never knew and the need to protect her newly discovered little sister. Ages 8–12.

A Slip of a Girl by Patricia Reilly Giff (Aug. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3955-3) is a novel-in-verse about the tensions between British landlords and Irish tenants in early-1890s Ireland. Ages 10–14.

Mayhem and Madness: Chronicles of a Teenaged Supervillain by J.A. Dauber (Aug. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4255-3). Wearing a super-powered suit, Bailey launches a mission to find his missing father. Ages 12–18.

Among the Fallen by Virginia Frances Schwartz (Oct. 8, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4102-0). Charles Dickens invites a teen who was unjustly imprisoned to live in his home supporting fallen women. Ages 14–18.

The Liar’s Daughter by Megan Cooley Peterson (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4418-2). A girl taken from the cult she grew up in to live with her allegedly real mother grapples with the past and her new reality. Ages 14–18.


I Like to Read grows with I See by Joe Cepeda (Nov. 12, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4504-2) and Where Is Mommy? by Pat Cummings (Nov. 12, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3935-5), ages 4–8. New to Noodleheads by Tedd Arnold et al. is Noodleheads Fortress of Doom (Sept. 3, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4001-6), ages 5–7. And Picture Book Biographies presents A Picture Book of Alexander Hamilton by David A. Adler, illus. by Matt Collins (Dec. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3961-4), ages 8–12.

Holiday House/Ferguson

I’m Brave! I’m Strong! I’m Five! by Cari Best, illus. by Boris Kulikov (Sept. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4362-8). A five-year-old conquers the scary things her imagination conjures up before bedtime. Ages 3–6.

Snowy Race by April Jones Prince, illus. by Christine Davenier (Nov. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4141-9). A girl and her father brave a winter storm in their trusty snowplow. Ages 3–7.

The Littlest Voyageur by Margi Preus, illus. by Cheryl Pilgrim (Jan. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4247-8). In 1792, stowaway squirrel Jean Pierre Petit Le Rouge convinces his fellow voyageurs to change course. Ages 7–10.

The Space We’re In by Katya Balen (Oct. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4289-8). When family struggles boil over, Frank learns to navigate his brother Max’s autism and love him for who he is. Ages 8–12.

Running Wild by Lucy Jane Bledsoe (Sept. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4363-5). After five years in the Alaskan wilderness with their reckless father, siblings escape from him to seek help. Ages 9–12.

Holiday House/Porter

As Warm as the Sun by Kate McMullan, illus. by Jim McMullan (Aug. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4327-7). French bulldogs Toby and Pinkie, who are complete opposites, learn to live together and become friends. Ages 3–7.

Just in Case You Want to Fly by Julie Fogliano, illus. by Christian Robinson (Oct. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4344-4). Parents give their children gifts that help them navigate and succeed in the world. Ages 3–7.

Mini Rabbit Is Not Lost by John Bond (Oct. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4358-1). When Mini ventures far from home in search of berries, the scent of cake lures him back home. Ages 3–7.

Bear Goes Sugaring by Maxwell Eaton III (Jan. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4448-9). A bear and her unhelpful accomplices reveal how to make maple syrup in this comics-style story. Ages 4–8.

Henry and Bea by Jessixa Bagley (Oct. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4284-3). When Bea discovers why Henry has stopped talking to her, she stands by her friend and helps him through a tough time. Ages 4–8.

I Voted! by Mark Shulman, illus. by Serge Bloch (Jan. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4561-5), explores making simple and complicated decisions, such as choosing between apples and oranges, or electing community representatives. Ages 4–8.

Small in the City by Sydney Smith (Sept. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4261-4). A child shares advice about navigating a big city. Ages 4–8.

Why? by Laura Vaccaro Seeger (Aug. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4173-0) focuses on the friendship between curious Rabbit and patient Bear. Ages 4–8.

The Word Pirates by Susan Cooper, illus. by Steven Kellogg (Sept. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4359-8). When pirates go after the Word Wizard’s books, she strikes back—proving the pen is mightier than the sword. Ages 4–8.

Dinosaur Feathers: An Epic Rhyme by Dennis Nolan (Sept. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4330-7) introduces readers to the evolutionary stages of dinosaurs. Ages 6–9.

A Place to Land by Barry Wittenstein, illus. by Jerry Pinkney (Aug. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-4331-4), explains how Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech. Ages 7–10.


White Horse by Yan Ge (Oct. 1, paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-908446-98-5). In a small town in West China, Yun Yun learns that the relationships between her family and her cousin’s family are founded on a lie. Ages 12–up.

The Chronicles of Will Ryde & Awa Maryam: A Tudor Turk by Rehan Khan (Oct. 1, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-908446-97-8). In this series debut, Will and Awa embark on a globe-trotting adventure to retrieve a staff stolen from the Sultan’s artifacts collection in 1591 Istanbul. Ages 12–up.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

A Baby Like You by Catherine Thimmesh (Nov. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-328-55312-6) compares everyday milestones for babies with parallels in the animal world. Ages up to 3.

Santa’s Cookie Is Missing!, illus. by Anne Passchier (Sept. 10, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-358-04054-5), is a die-cut holiday mystery. Ages up to 3.

Tough Chicks Love Their Mama by Cece Meng, illus. by Melissa Suber (Dec. 17, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-358-12653-9). Three chicks demonstrate their love for their mother in this tabbed board book. Ages up to 3.

Fix That Clock by Kurt Cyrus (Nov. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-90408-9). A construction crew rebuilds a rickety old clock tower that has become home to wild animals. Ages 4–7.

The Friendship Book by Mary Lyn Ray, illus. by Stephanie Graegin (Dec. 17, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-328-48899-2). Children and animals celebrate the many shapes of friendship. Ages 4–7.

Here and Now by Julia Denos, illus. by E.B. Goodale (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-46564-1), is a meditative picture book about staying grounded in the present moment. Ages 4–7.

Let’s Build, illus. by Zoe Waring (Jan. 21, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-328-60607-5). Readers help animals on a construction crew build a new park. Ages 4–7.

My Name Is Wakawakaloch! by Chana Stiefel, illus. by Mary Sullivan (Aug. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-73209-5). A cavegirl with a difficult-to-pronounce name contemplates changing it to something easier. Ages 4–7.

Packs: Strength in Numbers by Hannah Salyer (Jan. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-57788-7) reveals how togetherness and teamwork help animals who live in packs, herds, and pods survive. Ages 4–7.

Pick Your Own Adventure, Princess! by Sylvie Misslin, illus. by Amandine Piu (Jan. 28, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-358-05186-2). This choose-your-own fairy tale follows two princesses who are ready for adventure. Ages 4–7.

All in a Drop: How Antony Van Leeuwenhoek Discovered an Invisible World by Lori Alexander, illus. by Vivien Mildenberger (Aug. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-88420-6), profiles this pioneering observer of microbial life. Ages 7–10.

Santa’s Puppy by Catherine Hapka (Oct. 15, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-358-05184-8). Two children help Santa’s dog return to the North Pole after he stows away on the sleigh. Ages 7–10.

Dog Driven by Terry Lynn Johnson (Dec. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-328-55159-7). A young musher with worsening eyesight competes in a rigorous sled race through the Canadian wilderness. Ages 8–12.

Normal: One Kid’s Extraordinary Journey by Magdalena Newman and Nathaniel Newman, illus. by Neil Swaab (Jan. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-328-63183-1). A boy with Treacher Collins syndrome and his mother tell the story of his childhood. Ages 8–12.

The Fierce 44: Black Americans Who Shook Up the World by the staff of The Undefeated, illus. by Robert Ball, (Jan. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-94062-9), spotlights African-American heroes. Ages 10–12.

The Mystwick School of Musicraft by Jessica Khoury (Jan. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-328-62563-2). Amelia must prove herself during a trial period at a school where students learn how to use music to create magic. Ages 10–12.

Fever Year: The Killer Flu of 1918 by Don Brown (Sept. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-544-83740-9). This work of graphic nonfiction explores the Spanish Influenza epidemic of 1918. Ages 12–17.

Hearts, Strings, and Other Breakable Things by Jacqueline Firkins (Dec. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-63519-8). The summer before college, a girl must choose between her childhood friend and the local bad boy. Ages 13–17.


Be Bold, Baby by Alison Oliver welcomes J.K. Rowling (Sept. 3, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-328-51993-1) and Sonia Sotomayor (Sept. 3, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-328-51995-5), ages up to 3. Curious George by H.A. Rey greets Curious George Sounds Like Christmas Sound Book (Sept. 10, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-358-06475-6), ages up to 3. Nugget and Fang by Tammi Sauer, illus. by Michael Slack, gains Race Around the Reef (Oct. 1, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-358-04053-8), ages up to 3. Goodnight Train by June Sobel, illus. by Laura Huliska-Beith, chugs along with Santa and the Goodnight Train (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-61840-5), ages 4–7. Good Night, Little Blue Truck (Oct. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-85213-7) joins Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle, illus. by Jill McElmurry, ages 4–7. Tow Truck Joe, a tow truck on the job, debuts in Tow Truck Joe by June Sobel, illus. by Patrick Corrigan (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-358-05312-5), ages 4–7. Snail and Worm are back in Snail and Worm All Day: Three Stories About Two Friends by Tina Kugler (Sept. 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-06364-3), ages 6–9. And joining Splash and Bubbles by the Jim Henson Company are Penguins! (Nov. 12, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-358-05611-9) and Sharks! (Nov. 12, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-358-05609-6), ages 6–9.

Carmen Sandiego expands with Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? With Fun Facts, Cool Maps, and Seek and Finds for 10 Locations Around the World (Oct. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-358-05173-2), ages 7–10. Carmen Sandiego Choose-Your-Own Capers reveals Endangered Operation (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-328-62907-4) and Jetpack Attack (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-328-62909-8), ages 7–10. Oregon Trail by Jesse Wiley continues with Calamity in the Cold (Sept. 10, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-358-04059-0) and Gold Rush! (Sept. 10, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-358-04057-6), ages 7–10. Superpower Field Guide by Rachel Poliquin, illus. by Nicholas John Frith, presents Ostriches (Nov. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-544-95040-5), ages 7–10. Go, Goats! (Oct. 29, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-328-76706-6) and Tiger Time (Oct. 29, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-328-76707-3) join True Tales of Rescue by Kama Einhorn, ages 7–10. And Vanderbeekers by Karina Yan Glaser issues The Vanderbeekers to the Rescue (Sept. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-328-57757-3), ages 7–10.

Carmen Sandiego Graphic Novels gains The Fishy Treasure Caper (Oct. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-328-49507-5), ages 8–12. The Good, the Bad, and the Bossy by Caroline Cala (Aug. 6, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-328-85090-4) is new to Best Babysitters Ever, ages 10–12. Crossover offers The Crossover Graphic Novel by Kwame Alexander, illus. by Dawud Anyabwile (Sept. 24, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-328-57549-4); and El crossover (Spanish Edition) by Alexander, trans. by Juan Felipe Herrera (Sept. 24, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-358-06473-2), ages 10–12. Scientists in the Field greets Eclipse Chaser: Science in the Moon’s Shadow by Ilima Loomis (Dec. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-328-77096-7) and Saving the Tasmanian Devil: How Science Is Helping the World’s Largest Marsupial Carnivore Survive by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent (Aug. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-544-99148-4), ages 10–12. Tower of Winds by Makiia Lucier issues Song of the Abyss (Aug. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-96858-5), ages 12–17. Midnight Beauties by Megan Shepherd (Aug. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-81190-5) is a new Grim Lovelies title, ages 13–17. And Market of Monsters by Rebecca Schaeffer picks up Only Ashes Remain (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-86355-3), ages 13–17.


Almost Time by Gary D. Schmidt and Elizabeth Stickney, illus. by G. Brian Karas (Jan. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-78581-6). Ethan eagerly waits for sugaring season with his father. Ages 4–7.

Boxitects by Kim Smith (Jan. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-47720-0). Two girls who build with boxes must find a way to work together for a maker competition. Ages 4–7.

A Day So Gray by Marie Lamba, illus. by Alea Marley (Oct. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-69599-4). A girl helps her friend see color on a winter’s day. Ages 4–7.

Hats Are Not for Cats! by Jacqueline K. Rayner (Aug. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-96719-0). A big, bossy dog tells a cat she cannot wear hats, but she defies him. Ages 4–7.

Little Libraries, Big Heroes by Miranda Paul, illus. by John Parra (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-80027-4) chronicles the creation and impact of the Little Free Library movement. Ages 4–7.

Nya’s Long Walk: A Step at a Time by Linda Sue Park, illus. by Brian Pinkney (Sept. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-78133-8). Nya carries her ill sister on the walk back from the well, in this picture book companion to A Long Walk to Water. Ages 4–7.

Trucker and Train by Hannah Stark, illus. by Bob Kolar (Aug. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-80181-3). Trucker rules the road—until he meets louder, stronger, and kinder Train. Ages 4–7.

Guest: A Changeling Tale by Mary Downing Hahn (Sept. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-06731-3). Mollie searches for her baby brother after he is kidnapped by sprites and replaced with an ill-tempered changeling. Ages 10–12.

Lintang and the Pirate Queen by Tamara Moss (Oct. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-328-46030-1). Island girl Lintang meets an all-female pirate crew and is determined to join them on their adventures. Ages 10–12.

A Talent for Trouble by Natasha Farrant (Nov. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-328-58078-8). Three students abandon a field trip for an adventure through the Scottish Highlands. Ages 10–12.


Mustache Baby releases A Mustache Baby Christmas by Bridget Heos, illus. by Joy Ang (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-50653-5), ages 4–7. You Loves Ewe! by Cece Bell (Nov. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-52611-3) is the latest Yam and Donkey Book, ages 4–7. Greenglass House by Kate Milford adds The Thief Knot (Jan. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-328-46689-1), ages 10–12. And Longburrow by Kieran Larwood, illus. by David Wyatt, offers The Beasts of Grimheart (Aug. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-328-69602-1), ages 10–12.


Anya and the Dragon by Sofiya Pasternack (Sept. 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-00607-7). In this historical fantasy, a Jewish girl must capture a dragon for the tsar to save her family’s home. Ages 10–12.

Emmy in the Key of Code by Aimee Lucido (Sept. 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-358-04082-8). Emmy tries to find her place at a new school through coding and music. Ages 10–12.

Imagine That

Ten Sleeps to Christmas by Georgie Taylor, illus. by Lauren Ellis (Sept. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-78958-192-8) is a counting story in which festive characters disappear one-by-one. Ages 3–5.


Finger Puppet Books by Jenny Copper, illus. by Carrie Hennon, gains Five Little Monkeys (Sept. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78700-753-6) and Itsy Bitsy Spider (Sept. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78700-754-3), ages 1–3. New to Animal Friends Padded Board Books by Joshua George, illus. by Zhanna Ovocheva are Animal Alphabet (Sept. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78958-164-5) and Animal Counting (Sept. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78958-165-2), ages 1–5.

Push and Play by Jenny Copper, illus. by Lindsey Sagar, gains Farm Scramble! (Jan. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-78958-068-6) and Fire Rescue! (Jan. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-78958-346-5), ages 3–5. New Shake Shimmer and Sparkle Books include Heart Full of Love (Jan. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-78958-325-0) and My Little Star (Jan. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-78958-326-7) by Jenny Copper, illus. by Carrie Hennon, feature glitter and foil shapes, ages 3–5. New Squishy Squashy Books by Jenny Copper, illus. by Carrie Hennon, are Squishy Squashy Puppy (Oct. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78958-148-5) and Squishy Squashy Whale (Oct. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78958-149-2), ages 3–5. Storymaker rolls along with Dinosaurs LOVE Stinky Socks! (Oct. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-78958-236-9) and Unicorns LOVE Rainbow Underpants! (Oct. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-78958-237-6) by Jenny Copper, illus. by Carrie Hennon, and Baby Sharks LOVE Pop Music! by Amber Lily, illus. by Carrie Hennon (Oct. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-78958-238-3), ages 3–5. Wobbly-Eye Zipper Books by Georgie Taylor, illus. by Carrie Hennon, gains La La Llamas! (Sept. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78958-190-4) and Snackasaurus! (Sept. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-78958-191-1), ages 3–5. And Lift-the-Flap History by Joshua George, illus. by Ed Myer, greets Famous Explorers (Aug. 31, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-78700-996-7), ages 5–up.

Imagine That/Willow Tree

Save the Day for Ada May! by Elizabeth Dale, illus. by Patrick Corrigan (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-78700-981-3). While Max and his sister feed the ducks, he is oblivious to the escalating danger around them. Ages 3–up.

Willow Tree Wood: Little Fox and the Fairy by J.S. Betts, illus. by Georgie Fearns (Sept. 1, paperback, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-78700-997-4), kicks off the Willow Tree Wood series about a brother and sister who encounter adventure every time they visit Willow Tree Wood. Ages 5–up.

School of Alyxa: Secrets and Shadows by R.L. Ferguson, illus. by Dominic Harman (Sept. 1, paperback, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-78958-194-2). In this series debut, two brothers discover their super-senses when they are sent away to an island school that doesn’t appear on any map. Ages 9–up.



Tales from the Chinese Zodiac by Oliver Clyde Chin, illus. by Jeremiah Alcorn, welcomes The Year of the Rat (Nov. 19, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-59702-147-0), ages 3–8. And joining Asian Hall of Fame is The Discovery of Anime and Manga by Phil Amara and Oliver Chin, illus. by Juan Calle (Sept. 17, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-59702-146-3), ages 3–12.


In the Sky at Nighttime by Laura Deal, illus. by Tamara Campeau (Oct. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-238-3), is a bedtime story depicting life in the Arctic. Ages up to 3.

The Owl and the Two Rabbits by Nadia Sammurtok, illus. by Marcus Cutler (Sept. 17, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-236-9). Two rabbits escape from a hungry owl in this traditional Inuit story. Ages 3–5.

When Pumpkins Fly by Margaret Lawrence, illus. by Lawrence and Sigmundur Thorgeirsson (Sept. 3, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-249-9), reveals how Halloween is celebrated in an Arctic Inuit community. Ages 3–5.

The Pencil by Susan Avingaq and Maren Vsetula, illus. by Charlene Chua (Sept. 3, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-216-1). Siblings use their mother’s special pencil to draw while learning about valued possessions. Ages 5–7.

A Journey to the Mother of the Sea by Maliaraq Vebk, illus. by Aka Hoegh (Nov. 5, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-251-2) In a tale inspired by Greenlandic folklore, two shamans journey to the bottom of the oceans to save marine animals that have disappeared. Ages 9–12.

Taaqtumi: An Anthology of Arctic Horror Stories by Aviaq Johnston et al. (Sept. 10, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77227-214-7) features horror stories set in the Canadian Arctic. Ages 14–up.


A Christmas Sweater for Nina by Cecilia Heikkilä (Oct. 4, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62371-937-1). A homeless cat follows the yarn of her unraveling sweater as it leads to her first-ever Christmas gift. Ages 3–8.

Eeny, Meeny, Miney Mole by by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Kathryn Brown (Sept. 10, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-62371-960-9). Moles Meeny and Miney are happy to stay safe and warm in their deep hole, but Eeny has heard there’s something wonderful Up Above. Ages 3–8.

The Enchanted Wood by Ruth Sanderson (Sept. 22, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-56656-065-8). Three princes are on a quest to find the Heart of the World to save their drought-ravaged kingdom. Ages 3–8.

The Ghoul by Taghreed Najjar, illus. by Hassan Manasra (Dec. 4, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62371-925-8). Hassan discovers that the Ghoul is just as terrified of people as they are of him. Ages 3–8.

The Reader by Luciana De Luca, illus. by Cynthia Alonso (Oct. 22, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62371-938-8). A child sneaks out of bed to read. Ages 3–8.

Spy Dad by Jukka Laajarinne, illus. by Timo Mänttäri (Sept. 17, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-62371-961-6). Olivia’s secret agent father takes her on an adventure. Ages 3–8.

August the Tiger by Marieke van Ditshuizen (Nov. 7, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62371-936-4). An energetic boy wonders if he might turn into a tiger, since he’s so wild. Ages 4–8.


How to Be Remy Cameron by Julian Winters (Sept. 10, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-945053-80-1). Writing an essay defining who he is, out-and-proud Remy reconciles the outward labels people attach to him. Ages 14–18.


The Rules by F.T. Lukens continues with Monster of the Week (Oct. 15, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-945053-82-5), ages 14–18.

Iron Circus

Banned Book Club by Hyun Sook Kim and Ryan Estrada, illus. by Hyung-Ju Ko (Nov. 1, paper, $15, ISBN 978-1-945820-42-7), recounts this North Korea-born author’s experiences bucking the totalitarian government in an illegal reading group in the 1980s. Ages 14–18.

The Lonesome Era by Jon Allen (Oct. 15, paper, $30, ISBN 978-1-945820-38-0). This graphic novel addresses coming out in a depressed, post-industrial town in the ’90s. Ages 14–18.

Kane Miller

Goodnight, Owl! by Clive McFarland (Sept. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-908-4). This bedtime book features felt flaps revealing color and counting concepts. Ages 1–3.

Nibbles Numbers by Emma Yarlett (Sept. 1, board book, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-894-0). A book monster munches his way through numbers one to 10. Ages 1–3.

From Me to You by Anthony Bertini, illus. by Jonathan Bentley (Sept. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-903-9). As a day unfolds in a quiet Italian village, a father expresses his hopes and dreams for his child. Ages 3–5.

I Do It Like This! by Susie Brooks, illus. by Cally Johnson-Isaacs (Sept. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-826-1). Readers compare how they eat, sleep, walk, and communicate with creatures from around the world. Ages 3–5.

This Is Owl by Libby Walden, illus. by Jacqui Lee (Sept. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-896-4). Kids follow instructions to guide Owl through each page. Ages 3–5.

How Big is Our Baby? by Smriti Prasadam-Halls, illus. by Britta Teckentrup (Sept. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-953-4). This guide to pregnancy compares the size of a growing baby to familiar objects. Ages 3–6.

Lifesize by Sophy Henn (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-731-8) invites readers to compare parts of their bodies with life-size illustrations of different animals. Ages 3–6.

Home, Sweet Home by Moira Butterfield, illus. by Clair Rossiter (Sept. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-886-5), explores homes from around the world throughout time. Ages 3–7.

Mind Your Manners by Nicola Edwards, illus. by Feronia Parker-Thomas (Sept. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-811-7). Misbehaving animals learn how good manners make the world go round. Ages 3–7.

Oceanly by Lynn Parrish Sutton, illus. by Hazel Mitchell (Sept. 1, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-856-8), celebrates the ways loved ones care for each other. Ages 3–7.

You Choose in Space by Pippa Goodhart, illus. by Nick Sharratt (Sept. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-801-8). Readers make choices to guide the progression of a story set in space. Ages 3–7.

Ludwig the Time Dog by Henning Löhlein (Sept. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-864-3). In this 3-D tale, a dog ventures into a book about world history in order to return a missing egg. Ages 3–8.

The Big Race by David Barrow (Sept. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-880-3). Aardvark competes in the Big Race, despite being smaller and slower than all the other animals. Ages 4–8.

Dragon Post by Emma Yarlett (Sept. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-818-6). When Alex finds a dragon living in the cupboard under the stairs, he writes letters to various people asking how to take care of his new friend. Ages 4–8.

Room on Our Rock by Kate and Jol Temple, illus. by Terri Rose Baynton (Sept. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-902-2). With a turn of the book, this tale about available space on two seals’ rock can be read a different way. Ages 4–8.

Upside-Down Sid by Dylan Shearsby (Sept. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-889-6). Sid lives upside-down in a right-side-up world, but new friends show him that being different doesn’t mean being alone. Ages 4–8.

Where Happiness Lives by Barry Timms and Greg Abbott (Sept. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-846-9). Three mice with very different houses learn what is truly needed to make a home happy. Ages 4–8.

Real-Life Mysteries by Susan Martineau, illus. by Vicky Barker (Sept. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-952-7), discusses real-life mysteries, as well as the evidence for and against them. Ages 7–11.

Tom & Tallulah and the Witches’ Feast by Vivian French, illus. by Marta Kissi (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-734-9). Tallulah, a witches’ apprentice and a terrible cook, must prepare an impressive meal. Ages 7–11.

Turn and Learn: Weather by Isabel Otter and Hannah Tolson (Sept. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-897-1) describes weather systems and phenomena. Ages 7–12.

Fast Facts: Sports by Lyn Coutts (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-832-2) delivers facts and stats on teams and competitors in more than 40 sports. Ages 8–12.

Amazing Women by Lara Wilson, illus. by Sarah Green (Sept. 1, paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-735-6) showcases the achievements of 101 women from around the world. Ages 8–13.

How to Win a Nobel Prize by Barry Marshall, illus. by Bernard Caleo (Sept. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-829-2). Mary stumbles on a secret meeting of Nobel Prize winners, and Dr. Barry Marshall agrees to travel with her through time to learn the secrets behind some of the most important scientific discoveries. Ages 8–13.

Survival Skills Handbook, Vol. 2 (Sept. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-928-2) and Survival Skills Handbook, Vol. 3 (Sept. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-934-3) by Bear Grylls provide info on staying safe in the wild and surviving in extreme environments. Ages 8–13.


Hello, Little Ones! by Susie Brooks, illus. by Christine Gore, greets Little Fox (Sept. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-948-0) and Little Lion (Sept. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-949-7), ages up to 2. Little Friends grows with Little Leaves (Sept. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-884-1), Little Waves (Sept. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-925-1), Riverside Friends (Sept. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-883-4), and Woodland Friends (Sept. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-882-7), all by Susie Brooks, illus. by Wendy Kendall, ages 1–3. Choose Your Own Journey dives in with Under the Sea by Brooks, illus. by Ella Bailey (Sept. 1, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-792-9), ages 3–7. And Olivia’s Secret Scribbles by Meredith Costain, illus. by Danielle McDonald, kicks off with Amazing Acrobats (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-841-4), My (Almost) Perfect Puppy (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-840-7), and My New Best Friend (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-839-1), ages 6–9.

Pocket Books by Green Android gains Cats (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-877-3) and Dogs (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-878-0), ages 6–9. Top Speed by Green Android revs up with Cars (Sept. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-904-6) and Motorbikes (Sept. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-905-3), ages 6–12. New Bear Grylls Adventure titles by Grylls, illus. by Emma McCann, are The Earthquake Challenge (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-930-5), The River Challenge (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-929-9), and The Volcano Challenge (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-935-0), ages 7–10. Scurvy Dogs by Kevin Frank continues with Scurvy Dogs and the Dinosaur Boneyard (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-835-3), ages 7–10. And The Mysterious World of Cosentino by Cosentino with Jack Heath, illus. by James Hart, reveals The Lost Treasure (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-751-6) and The Silver Thief (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-752-3), ages 7–12.

Axel & Beast wrap things up with Castle of Cyborgs (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-851-3) and The Omega Operation (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-850-6) by Adrian C. Bott, illus. by Andy Isaac, ages 8–11. Ella Diaries by Meredith Costain, illus. by Danielle McDonald, offers Friends Not Forever (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-836-0), Friendship SOS (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-838-4), and Worst Camp Ever (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-837-7), ages 8–12. And So

You Think You Know About... Dinosaurs? issues So You Think You Know About... Stegosaurus? (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-858-2), So You Think You Know About... Tyrannosaurus Rex? (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-857-5), So You Think You Know About... Triceratops? (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-860-5), and So You Think You Know About... Velociraptor? (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-859-9), ages 8–13.

Boy Band of the Apocalypse by Tom Nicoll, illus. by David O’Connell, which features a band plotting to destroy the universe, debuts with Boy Band of the Apocalypse (Sept. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-830-8) and Washed Up (Sept. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-831-5), ages 9–13. The Clockwork Sparrow by Katherine Woodfine concludes with The Mystery of the Midnight Peacock (Sept. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-842-1), ages 9–13. Fantasy-adventure duology The Ateban Cipher by A.L. Tait contains The Book of Answers (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-828-5) and The Book of Secrets (Sept. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-827-8), ages 9–14. And 48 Hours by Gabrielle Lord begins ticking with The Medusa Curse (Sept. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-866-7) and The Vanishing (Sept. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-61067-865-0), ages 11–14.


Blue Cat by Charlie Eve Ryan (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-134-2). A playful cat’s curiosity is sparked by a sound in the distance. Ages 2–6.

Trucks Zooming By by Pamela Jane, illus. by Barry Gott (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-130-4). A girl who dreams of being a truck driver just like her parents joins them on one of their runs. Ages 2–7.

Idriss and His Marble by René Gouichoux, illus. by Zaü (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-132-8). Idriss and his mother flee from their homeland, which is threatened by war, to find safety in a new land. Ages 5–10.

It’s a Round, Round World! by Ellie Peterson (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-128-1). Scientist-adventurer Joulia Copernicus travels through time and space to explain how we know the earth is round. Ages 6–10.

Karadi Tales

Get Off That Camel! by A.H. Benjamin, illus. by Krishna Bala Shenoi (Oct. 1, $13.95, ISBN 978-81-939033-1-5). A girl graduates from being obsessed with a toy camel to being unable to stop riding a real one. Ages 4–6.

The Clever Tailor by Srividhya Venkat, illus. by Nayantara Surendranath (Sept. 3, $13.95, ISBN 978-81-933889-0-7). Talented tailor Rupa Ram uses his creativity to provide for his family. Ages 4–8.

Thukpa for All by Praba Ram and Sheela Preuitt, illus. by Shilpa Ranade (Oct. 1, $13.95, ISBN 978-81-933889-8-3). Told from a blind child’s perspective, this tale set in India is about friendship and community. Ages 4–8.


Barnyard Bubbe’s Hanukkah by Joni Klein-Higger and Barbara Sharf, illus. by Monica Gutierrez (Sept. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-2215-2). Animals leave food for Bubbe, who makes a latke feast for all. Ages 1–4.

Grover’s Hanukkah Party (Sept. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-2923-6) and Shanah Tovah, Grover! (Aug. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-2922-9) by Joni Kibort Sussman, illus. by Tom Leigh. Sesame Street friends celebrate Hanukkah and Rosh Hashanah. Ages 1–4.

Baby’s Blessings by Lesléa Newman, illus. by Hiroe Nakata (Oct. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-2214-5). A Jewish family welcomes the arrival of a new baby. Ages 1–4.

Kol Hakavod: Way to Go! by Jamie Kiffel-Alcheh, illus. by Sarah-Jayne Mercer (Aug. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-3835-1), celebrates good deeds for others. Ages 2–6.

Mr. Tempkin Climbs a Tree by Cary Fagan, illus. by Carles Arbat (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-2174-2). When Mr. Tempkin is hurt while thwarting birdfeeder-raiding squirrels, his neighbor cares for him. Ages 3–8.

The Elephant in the Sukkah by Sherri Mandell, illus. by Ivana Kuman (Aug. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-2213-8). An elephant follows the sound of music to a family’s sukkah, where they welcome his singing. Ages 3–8.

Kugel for Hanukkah? by Gretchen M. Everin, illus. by Rebecca Ashdown (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-3471-1). A girl’s Hanukkah gifts turn out to be supplies she needs for the final gift—a pet iguana. Ages 4–9.

In the Jerusalem Forest by Devora Busheri, illus. by Noa Kelner (Oct. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-3473-5). A child and her mother take a walk in a forest near Jerusalem. Ages 4–9.

The Key from Spain: Flory Jagoda and Her Music by Debbie Hoffman Levy, illus. by Sonja Wimmer (Aug. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-2219-0). When singer Flory Jagoda flees Europe during WWII to begin a new life in the U.S., she brings along her Ladino language. Ages 5–9.

Whale of a Tale by Eric A. Kimmel, illus. by Ivica Stevanovic (Oct. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-2217-6). Time-traveling siblings land in biblical times in the tale of Jonah. Ages 6–9.

Francesco Tirelli’s Ice Cream Shop by Tamar Meir, illus. by Yael Albert (Aug. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-3474-2), is the true story of a Hungarian ice cream shop owner who sheltered Jews during the Holocaust. Ages 8–12.

Room for One More by Monique Polak (Oct. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-4043-9). A teen’s life changes when war refugee Isaac joins her family as a new sibling. Ages 8–12.

Walk Till You Disappear by Jacqueline Dembar Greene, illus. by Odessa Sawyer (Oct. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-5723-9). When he learns of his long-hidden Jewish background, a boy, raised a Catholic in the 1870s American southwest, runs away from home and is befriended by a Native American boy. Ages 8–12.

A Dreidel in Time: A New Spin on an Old Tale by Marcia Berneger, illus. by Beatriz Castro (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-5265-4). An old wooden dreidel brings siblings to visit the Maccabees. Ages 8–13.

Chelm for the Holidays by Valerie Estelle Frankel, illus. by Sonja Wimmer (Aug. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-5462-7), collects 10 holiday tales set in this proverbial village of fools. Ages 8–15.

Kent State Univ.

I Hear the World Sing: Italian and American Children Joined in Poetry, edited by David Hassler et al. (Sept. 17, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-60635-389-9). Bilingual poems written by children from Florence and Ohio explore themes of home and belonging. Ages 8–18.

Kids Can

And Then the Seed Grew by Marianne Dubuc (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0207-7). Burrowing animals, annoyed by a plant’s growing roots, deal with the situation. Ages 3–7.

The Couch Potato by Kerry Lyn Sparrow, illus. by Yinfan Huang (Sept. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0005-9). A father fed up with his family’s messy ways is irked when a potato shows up on the couch. Ages 3–7.

Hide-and-Seek: A First Book of Position Words by R.D. Ornot, illus. by Sakshi Mangal (Sept. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-794-1). A game of hide-and-seek features positional prepositions. Ages 3–7.

No Room for a Pup! by Elizabeth Suneby and Laurel Molk (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0029-5). Mia’s grandmother persuades the girl’s mother that there’s room for a dog in their apartment. Ages 3–7.

One Is a Lot (Except When It’s Not) by Muon Thi Van, illus. by Pierre Pratt (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0013-4). How can different perspectives alter how we view quantity and numbers? Ages 3–7.

The Piano Recital by Akiko Miyakoshi (Sept. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0257-2). A girl anxiously awaiting her turn at her first piano recital follows a mouse into a miniature theater as a magical show begins. Ages 3–7.

The Boy Who Invented the Popsicle: The Cool Science Behind Frank Epperson’s Famous Frozen Treat by Anne Renaud, illus. by Milan Pavlovic´ (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0028-8) reimagines how a curious boy invented this sweet treat. Ages 4–8.

It Started with a Big Bang: The Origin of Earth, You and Everything Else by Floor Bal, illus. by Sebastiaan Van Doninck (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0255-8), offers a primer on the history of the universe. Ages 5–8.

Hawks Kettle, Puffins Wheel: And Other Poems of Birds in Flight by Susan Vande Griek, illus. by Mark Hoffmann (Sept. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-995-2) gathers poems that celebrate the distinctive movements of birds in flight and the specific words used to describe them. Ages 6–9.

Megabugs: And Other Prehistoric Critters That Roamed the Planet by Helaine Becker, illus. by John Bindon (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-811-5), explores seven ancestors of modern-day arthropods. Ages 8–12.

Under Pressure: The Science of Stress by Tanya Lloyd Kyi, illus. by Marie-Ève Tremblay (Sept. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0007-3), examines different kinds of stress and how to manage it. Ages 11–14.

Michigan vs. the Boys by Carrie S. Allen (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0148-3). After her school cancels the girls’ hockey team, a girl is harassed by her teammates when she joins the boys’ team. Ages 14–18.


Life in the Wild gains One Wild Christmas by Nicholas Oldland (Sept. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0203-9), ages 3–7. Exploring Our Community welcomes Join the No-Plastic Challenge! A First Book of Reducing Waste by Scot Ritchie (Sept. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0240-4), ages 4–7. Big Words Small Stories offers Smell the Daisies by Judith Henderson, illus. by T.L. McBeth (Oct. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-790-3), ages 5–8. And Bugs by Pamela Hickman, illus. by Carolyn Gavin (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-77138-820-7), joins Nature All Around, ages 7–10.

Kids Can/KCP Loft

The Hive by Barry Lyga and Morgan Baden (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5253-0060-8). A young woman fleeing mob justice after making a controversial remark on social media whips an entire country into a frenzy. Ages 14–18.


Old Man of the Sea by Stella Elia, illus. by Weberson Santiago (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-911373-54-4).

A boy reminisces about the stories his Grandpa shared with him before he passed away. Ages 5–8.

Oscar Seeks a Friend by Pawel Pawlak (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-911373-79-7). A lonely skeleton befriends an equally lonely girl. Ages 5–8.

The Pirate Tree by Brigita Orel, illus. by Jennie Poh (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-911373-87-2). Two children become friends after they meet at the gnarled “pirate tree” in their neighborhood. Ages 5–8.

Shadow by Lucy Christopher, illus. by Anastasia Suvorova (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-911373-83-4). A mother and daughter join forces to confront the shadow the girl finds under the bed in their new house. Ages 5–8.

You’re Strong with Me by Chitra Soundar, illus. by Poonam Mistry (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-911373-75-9), is a reassuring tale about the strength of love, set on the African savannah. Ages 5–8.

Science and Me by Ali Winter, illus. by Mickaël El Fathi (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-911373-71-1) introduces recipients of Nobel Prizes in physics, chemistry, and medicine from 1901 to the present. Ages 7–11.

Lee & Low

Rise! From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou by Bethany Hegedus, illus. by Tonya Engel (Aug. 6, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-587-6), chronicles how Angelou rose above a childhood of trauma to become an inspiring voice of our times. Ages 7–10.

The Unstoppable Garrett Morgan: Inventor, Entrepreneur, Hero by Joan DiCicco, illus. by Ebony Glenn (Oct. 1, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-564-7), profiles this African-American whose “smoke hood” invention helped save lives after a tunnel explosion in Cleveland. Ages 7–10.

I Remember: Poems and Pictures of Heritage, edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins (Sept. 10, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-311-7). Poets and illustrators pay tribute to their heritages, traditions, and beliefs. Ages 9–12.

Lee & Low/Children’s Book Press

Todos Iguales: Un corrido de Lemon Grove/All Equal: A Ballad of Lemon Grove by Christy Hale (Aug. 13, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-89239-427-2) recounts the 1931 Lemon Grove Incident, in which Mexican families in California won the first school desegregation case in U.S. history. Ages 8–11.


Rafi and Rosi return in Music! by Lulu Delacre (Sept. 17, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-89239-429-6), ages 5–8.

Lee & Low/Tu

Indian No More by Charlene Willing McManis, and Traci Sorell (Sept. 17, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-839-6). When Regina’s Umpqua tribe is legally terminated and her family relocates from Oregon to Los Angeles, she launches a quest to understand her identity as an Indian. Ages 8–12.

The Magnolia Sword: A Ballad of Mulan by Sherry Thomas (Sept. 10, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-804-4) retells the Chinese tale “The Ballad of Mulan.” Ages 13–17.


Crayola Team Colors: The Wonderful, Colorful World of Sports by Jon M. Fishman (Sept. 3, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7469-4) explores colors in sports. Ages 5–9.

Cookie Monster’s Foodie Truck: A Sesame Street Celebration of Food by Heather E. Schwartz (Sept. 3, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7470-0) introduces healthy eating and table manners. Ages 6–8.


Go Green with Sesame Street releases six titles by Mary Lindeen, including Be Water-Wise, Super Grover! (Jan. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-8900-1), and Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle, Oscar! (Jan. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-8903-2), ages 4–8. Disney Learning Let’s Explore Music adds A Frozen Guide to Music: Explore Rhythm, Keys, and More by Tara Flandreau (Nov. 5, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7471-7), ages 5–8. Among the six Crayola Country Colors books by Mari Schuh are Crayola Colors of Australia (Jan. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-8712-0) and Crayola Colors of China (Jan. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-8714-4); and Crayola World of Color offers six titles, each focusing on a different hue (Aug. 1, paper, $7.99 each, ISBN 978-1-5415-7383-3), ages 5–9. New Disney Learning Everyday Stories titles are The Beauty of Mistakes: A Tangled Story by Thea C. Feldman (Aug. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7392-5) and Facing Your Fears: A Toy Story Tale by Bill Scollon (Aug. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7393-2), ages 5–9.

Sesame Street Welcoming Words by J.P. Press has six additions, among them Welcome to Arabic with Sesame Street (Aug. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7492-2) and Welcome to Spanish with Sesame Street (Aug. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7497-7), ages 6–8. And Disney Learning Discovery Books issues Explore China: A Mulan Discovery Book by Charlotte Cheng (Aug. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7389-5), Explore Mexico: A Coco Discovery Book by Lars Ortiz (Aug. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7828-9), The Science of Super Powers: An Incredibles Discovery Book by Kris Hirschmann (Aug. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7390-1), and Hirschmann’s The Secret Science of Toys: A Toy Story Discovery Book (Aug. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7391-8), ages 7–11.

Disney Steam Projects presents Aladdin Idea Lab (Aug. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7400-7), Big Hero 6 Idea Lab (Aug. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7401-4), and Moana Idea Lab (Aug. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7405-2) by Niki Ahrens; and Coco Idea Lab (Aug. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7402-1), Frozen Idea Lab (Oct. 8, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7403-8), and The Lion King Idea Lab (Aug. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7404-5) by Shaina Olmanson, ages 7–11. And four volumes by Rebecca E. Hirsch join Garfield’s Fat Cat Guide to STEM Breakthroughs, including Garfield’s Almost-as-Great-as-Doughnuts Guide to Math (Aug. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7426-7), Garfield’s Almost-as-Great-as-Lasagna Guide to Science (Aug. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7427-4), and Garfield’s Almost-as-Great-as-Naps Guide to Engineering (Aug. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7428-1), ages 7–11.

Garfield’s Guide to Digital Citizenship by Scott Nickel et al., illus. by Lunette Nuding and Glenn Zimmerman, releases a quartet of titles, among them A Garfield Guide to Posting Online (Jan. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-8750-2) and A Garfield Guide to Safe Downloading (Jan. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-8748-9), ages 7–11. And joining Unplug with Science Buddies are Body Oddity Projects: Floating Arms, Balancing Challenges, and More (Aug. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7488-5) and Movin’ and Shakin’ Projects: Balloon Rockets, Dancing Pepper, and More (Aug. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7490-8) by Rebecca Felix; and Fun with Nature Projects: Bubble Wands, Sunset in a Glass (Aug. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7489-2) and Toy and Game Projects: Making Slime, Flipping Bottles, and More (Aug. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7491-5) by Megan Borgert-Spaniol, ages 7–11.


Ella McKeen, Kickball Queen by Beth Mills (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-2897-0). First grader Ella is the undisputed kickball queen until a new girl shows her up at recess. Ages 5–9.

A Map into the World by Kao Kalia Yang, illus. by Seo Kim (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-3836-8). A Hmong-American girl searches for beauty and connection in the world around her. Ages 5–9.

Owl’s Outstanding Donuts by Robin Yardi (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-3305-9). When an owl alerts Mattie to suspicious activity near her aunt’s donut shop, Mattie faces her fears to help out. Ages 8–12.

Cardslinger by M.G. Velasco (Aug. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-5464-1). In 1881 Missouri, a boy sets off on a quest to find his missing father, armed only with a card game that his dad invented. Ages 9–14.

Monstrous: The Lore, Gore, and Science Behind Your Favorite Monsters by Carlyn Beccia (Sept. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-4916-7) explores the history and science associated with eight legendary creatures. Ages 9–14.

A Time Traveler’s Theory of Relativity by Nicole Valentine (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-5538-9). After his mother goes missing, science lover Finn discovers that the women in his family are time travelers. Ages 9–14.


Dino-Holidays picks up Dino-Halloween by Lisa Wheeler, illus. by Barry Gott (Aug. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-0317-6), ages 5–9.

Lerner/Carolrhoda Lab

Panic by Sasha Dawn (Oct. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-3574-9). When Madelaine finds a poetry fragment that helps her finish a song she’s writing, she tracks down the author online. Ages 13–18.

Fugly by Claire Waller (Nov. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-4499-4). A shy teen must decide what really matters when she meets two new friends—one online, and one in real life. Ages 14–18.

The Truth Is by NoNieqa Ramos (Sept. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-2877-2) explores love, identity, and self-worth from the perspective of a Puerto Rican teen. Ages 14–18.

Lerner/Graphic Universe

Topside by J.N. Monk, illus. by Harry Bogosian (Oct. 1, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7285-0). When a maintenance technician inadvertently destabilizes her planet’s core, she must fix her error. Ages 12–18.

Stage Dreams by Melanie Gillman (Sept. 3, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7284-3) In this queer western adventure, a Latinx outlaw and a trans runaway thwart a Confederate plot. Ages 13–18.

Marie Curie: A Life of Discovery by Alice Milani (Aug. 6, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7286-7) is a biography of this celebrated scientist. Ages 14–18.


Super Potato by Artur Laperla adds Super Potato’s Mega Time-Travel Adventure (Aug. 6, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7287-4), ages 7–11. Cassandra: Animal Psychic begins helping animals in trouble in Cassandra Steps Out by Isabelle Bottier, illus. by Hélène Canac (Sept. 3, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7283-6), ages 9–14. New Graphic Science Biographies by Jordi Bayarri are Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity (Jan. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-8696-3), Charles Darwin and the Theory of Evolution (Jan. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-8697-0), Isaac Newton and the Laws of Motion (Jan. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-8698-7), and Marie Curie and Radioactivity (Jan. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-8699-4), ages 10–14. And the Stone Man Mysteries concludes with Breaking Out the Devil by Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple, illus. by Orion Zangara (Nov. 5, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-7288-1), ages 12–18.


Snack, Snooze, Skedaddle: How Animals Get Ready for Winter by Laura Purdie Salas, illus. by Claudine Gévry (Sept. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-2900-7), shows how various animals prepare for and survive winter. Ages 5–9.

Summer Green to Autumn Gold: Uncovering Leaves’ Hidden Colors by Mia Posada (Aug. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-2899-4) explains why leaves change color in fall. Ages 5–10.

Thanku: Poems of Gratitude, edited by Miranda Paul, illus. by Marlena Myles (Sept. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5415-2363-0). Poems by a diverse group of contributors explore ways to be grateful. Ages 6–10.

Eek, You Reek! Poems About Animals That Stink, Stank, Stunk by Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple, illus. by Eugenia Nobati (Oct. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5124-8201-0), features a cast of foul-smelling creatures. Ages 7–11.


The Life Heroic: How to Unleash Your Most Amazing Self by Elizabeth Svoboda, illus. by Chris Hajny (Aug. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-942186-25-0), is a guide to become an everyday hero. Ages 9–14.

The American Dream? A Journey on Route 66 Discovering Dinosaur Statues, Muffler Men, and the Perfect Breakfast Burrito by Shing Yin Khor (Aug. 6, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-942186-37-3). This illustrated travelogue reveals a solo drive along what’s left of “The Mother Road.” Ages 11–18.

Lion Forge

Debian Perl, Digital Detective: The Memory Thief by Melanie Hilario and Lauren Davis (Aug. 20, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5493-0332-6) opens a series involving coding, algorithms, and problem-solving. Ages 8–12.

Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker (Oct. 15, trade paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5493-0304-3). Two teens’ feelings for each other are rekindled in this story of witchcraft, untested magic, occult rituals, and family ties. Ages 14–up

Witchy by Ariel Slamet Ries (Sept. 17, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5493-0481-1). In this adaptation of an online comic, a girl living in a witch kingdom faces a difficult life choice. Ages 14–up.

Little Bee

Spirit Day: A Book About Spreading Joy, illus. by Joy Yang (Sept. 3, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0969-5) focuses on this annual LGBTQ awareness day established in 2010 to rally people against bullying. Ages up to 3.

Rock-a-Bye Tree Sloth by Aly Fronis, illus. by Anna Subauer (Aug. 27, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0968-8). When a baby sloth’s cradle is rocked by the wind, Mama comes to the rescue. Ages 1–3.

M Is for Melanin: A Celebration of the Black Child by Tiffany Rose (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0916-9). In this concept book, each letter of the alphabet signifies an affirming message. Ages 3–6.

Pepe and the Parade: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage by Tracey Kyle, illus. by Mirelle Ortega (Aug. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0666-3). Pepe wakes up energized on the morning of his first Hispanic Day parade. Ages 4–8.

Parrots, Pugs, and Pixie Dust: A Book About Fashion Designer Judith Leiber by Deborah Blumenthal (Aug. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0898-8) profiles this woman known for her whimsical handbags. Ages 6–9.


Mini Bee Board Books adds with Love You Too by Alastair Heim, illus. by Alisa Coburn (Dec. 3, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0990-9); and Snowball Moon by Fran Cannon Slayton, illus. by Tracy Bishop (Sept. 17, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0991-6), ages 2–5. Joining Isle of Misfits by Jamie Mae, illus. by Freya Hartas, is The Candy Cane Culprit (Sept. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0856-8; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0855-1), ages 4–8. And Mighty Meg is back for Mighty Meg and the Super Disguise by Sammy Griffin, illus. by Micah Player (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0850-6; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0849-0), ages 6–8.

Little Bee/Buzzpop


Archie makes the scene in Archie’s ABCs (Sept. 17, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1021-9) and Jughead’s Food Hunt: A Lift-the-Flap Book (Oct. 15, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-1022-6), ages 2–5. And Disney Bilingual delivers the following English-Spanish titles: Disney Frozen 2: Movie Storybook/Libro basado en la película (Oct. 15, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0953-4); Disney/Pixar Incredibles 2: Movie Storybook/Libro basado en la película by Stevie Stack, trans. by Laura Collado Piriz (Oct. 15, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0954-1); Level Up! Readers: Disney Frozen 2 (Oct. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0878-0; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0877-3); and Level Up! Readers: What Toy?/¿Qué juguete? (Disney/Pixar Toy Story 4), trans. by Laura Collado Piriz and R.J. Cregg (Aug. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0885-8; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0884-1), ages 4–6; and Level Up! Readers: Miguel’s Guitar/La guitarra de Miguel (Disney/Pixar Coco), trans. by Mariel Lopez (Aug. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0882-7; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0881-0), ages 6–8.

Little Bee/Yellow Jacket

Crumbled! by Lisa Harkrader (Aug. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0971-8). In this series starter, a royal dung farmer gets entangled in a mystery when he finds a valuable item. Ages 7–10.

The Inside Battle by Melanie Sumrow (Nov. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0917-6). A boy speaks up for what’s right when his father includes him in the activities of a racist, anti-government militia group. Ages 8–12.

The Woods by R.L. Toalson (Sept. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0957-2). After losing her family in an explosion, Lenora goes to live with her estranged uncle on an estate surrounded by enchanted woods. Ages 8–12.

The Forty Thieves by Christy Lenzi (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0945-9). This retelling of “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves,” set in 10th-century Baghdad, is told from the perspective of a girl who saves Ali Baba. Ages 10–14.


Ask Emma by Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk gains Boy Trouble (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0649-6), ages 8–12. And Gemini Mysteries by Kat Shepherd pads along with The Cat’s Paw (Dec. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0810-0), ages 10–14.

Little Hare

Enough Apples by Kim Kane, illus. by Lucia Masciullo (Oct. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-76012-491-5). An apple farmer learns to adapt to encroaching urban development. Ages 3–5.

Little, Brown

Who Wet My Pants? by Bob Shea (Sept. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-52521-3). A very embarrassed bear is reminded that accidents can happen, in this tale of blame, compassion, and forgiveness. Ages 4–8.

How Did I Get Here? Your Story from the Big Bang to Your Birthday by Philip Bunting (Nov. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-42344-1) offers a timeline of the journey of human existence. Ages up to 8.

A Big Bed for Little Snow by Grace Lin (Oct. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-47836-6). Little Snow’s mother makes him a fluffy new bed for winter, telling him this bed is for sleeping, not jumping. Ages 4–8.

Encounter by Brittany Luby, illus. by Michaela Goade (Oct. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-44918-2). Based on the journal of explorer Jacques Cartier, this story imagines that a French sailor meets a Stadaconan fisher. Ages 4–8.

I Miss My Grandpa by Jin Xiaojing (Sept. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-41787-7). A girl has never met her grandfather, since he passed away before she was born, but she misses him every day. Ages 4–8.

Ping by Ani Castillo (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-42464-6) explores the challenges and joys of self-expression and social connection. Ages 4–8.

Please Don’t Eat Me by Liz Climo (Oct. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-31525-8). Bear realizes he may not be hungry so much as lonely when he meets a carefree bunny in the woods. Ages 4–8.

The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family by Ibtihaj Muhammad, illus. by Hatem Aly (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-51900-7). Olympic medalist and social justice activist Muhammad tells a tale of two sisters’ first day of school, and one’s first day of hijab. Ages 4–8.

Saturday by Oge Mora (Oct. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-43127-9). A mother and daughter look forward to their special Saturdays together, even if things go wrong. Ages 4–8.

Sisters First by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush, illus. by Ramona Kaulitzki (Nov. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-53478-9), celebrates the arrival of a new sibling and the bond between sisters. Ages 4–8.

T-Bone the Drone by Shanda McCloskey (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-51038-7). Lucas’s new tech toy brings trials and triumphs. Ages 4–8.

The Truth About Grandparents by Elina Ellis (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-42472-1). A child challenges assumptions that old people aren’t any fun. Ages 4–8.

Bouncing Back by Scott Ostler (Oct. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-52474-2). Carlos and the other members of his wheelchair basketball team learn how to work together to save their gym. Ages 8–12.

The Deep & Dark Blue by Niki Smith (Jan. 7, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-316-48598-2). After a political coup usurps their noble house, Hawke and Grayson flee and assume new identities. Ages 8–12.

The Fresh New Face of Griselda by Jennifer Torres (Oct. 29, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-45260-1). Griselda starts an entrepreneurial venture to help pay the family bills after her father’s business fails. Ages 8–12.

The Kindness Book by Todd Parr (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-42381-6) reveals the value and joy in being kind to others. Ages 4–8.

The Light in the Lake by Sarah R. Baughman (Sept. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-42242-0). Addie is drawn back to the mysterious lake where her twin brother recently drowned. Ages 8–12.

Pavi Sharma’s Guide to Going Home by Bridget Farr (Sept. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49106-8). After four foster families and two shelter stays, Pavi runs a “business” teaching kids all she has gleaned. Ages 8–12.

Sunnyside Plaza by Scott Simon (Jan. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-53120-7). Sally helps solve the mystery of suspicious deaths in the group home for people with developmental disabilities where she lives. Ages 8–12.

A Tale of Magic... by Chris Colfer (Oct. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-52347-9) launches a fantasy series set in the Land of Stories universe. Ages 8–12.

The ABCs of AOC: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from A–Z by Jamia Wilson, illus. by Krystal Quiles (Oct. 1, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49514-1), celebrates the achievements of this Latinx New York state congresswoman. Ages 8–18.

Spies: The Secret Showdown Between America and Russia by Marc Favreau (Oct. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-316-54592-1) offers an account of Cold War spies and spycraft that changed the course of history. Ages 12–18.

Throw Like a Girl by Sarah Henning (Jan. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-52950-1). After losing her private-school scholarship, softball star Liv joins the football team at her new public school. Ages 12–18.

A Match Made in Mehendi by Nandini Bajpai (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-52258-8). Armed with her Indian family’s ancient guide to finding love, Simi starts a matchmaking app. Ages 12–up.

The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones (Sept. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-41841-6). An orphan and her siblings survive as gravediggers in a cemetery where the dead don’t always stay dead. Ages 13–17.

The Revolution of Birdie Randolph by Brandy Colbert (Aug. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-44856-7). Bookish Birdie falls in love with a sweet boy with a troubled past. Ages 13–17.

Supernova by Kass Morgan (Oct. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-51051-6). In this sequel to Light Years, Vesper, Cormak, and Arran are riding high as heroes of Quatra Fleet. Ages 13–17.

When the Stars Lead to You by Ronni Davis (Nov. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49070-2). Ashton and Devon try to find their way back together after their romance was torn apart by prejudice and mental illness. Ages 13–17.


The Invisible String continues with The Invisible Leash: A Story Celebrating Love After the Loss of a Pet by Patrice Karst, illus. by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff (Dec. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-52485-8), ages 4–8. Catstronauts blast off again in Slapdash Science by Drew Brockington (Aug. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-45124-6), ages 7–10. The Mysterious Benedict Society continues with The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Riddle of Ages by Trenton Lee Stewart (Sept. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-45264-9), ages 8–12. The Troll Heart (Aug. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-52472-8) joins Witching Hours by Jack Henseleit, ages 8–12. Brave Wilderness by Coyote Peterson presents Brave Adventures: Epic Encounters in the Animal Kingdom (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-45240-3), ages 9–12. Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris adds The Minor Third (Sept. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-39187-0), ages 9–12. The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell carries on with Knock Three Times (Oct. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-50842-1), ages 9–12. And The Queen of Nothing (Jan. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-316-31042-0) concludes the Folk of the Air series by Holly Black, ages 14–up.

Little, Brown/Patterson

Bigger Words for Little Geniuses by Susan and James Patterson, illus. by Hsinping Pan (Sept. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-53445-1), suggests words for each letter of the alphabet. Ages 3–6.

There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Book by Jomike Tejido (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-49305-5). This character joins fairy tale and nursery rhyme figures to find her children and possessions. Ages 3–6.

Ali Cross by James Patterson (Nov. 25, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-316-53041-5). In this series debut, Ali, the son of detective and FBI agent Alex Cross, searches for clues after his best friend’s disappearance. Ages 10–14.

Swipe Right for Murder by Derek Milman (Aug. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-316-45106-2). A case of mistaken identity puts a teen searching for a hookup on the run from both the FBI and a murderous cult. Ages 15–up.


Dog Diaries releases Happy Howlidays: A Middle School Story by James Patterson and Steven Butler (Oct. 14, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-316-45618-0), ages 7–12. Rebels with a Cause (Sept. 9, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-316-48816-7) joins Max Einstein by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, illus. by Beverly Johnson, ages 8–14. Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan welcomes Girls of Storm and Shadow (Nov. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-52867-2), ages 15–up. And Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco concludes with Capturing the Devil (Sept. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-316-48554-8), ages 15–up.

Little Grasshopper


Early Learning Fun gains Early Learning ABC (Aug. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-64030-946-3), Early Learning Baby Animals (Aug. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-64030-945-6), and Early Learning First Words (Aug. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-64030-944-9), ages 2–5. And I Can Find It!, illus. by Stacy Peterson, adds I Can Find It! Fun with 3 Bedtime Stories: Little Red Riding Hood/The Ugly Duckling/Jack and the Beanstalk (Aug. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-64030-942-5), I Can Find It! Fun with 3 Best-Loved Stories: Three Little Pigs/Country Mouse, City Mouse/Frog Prince (Aug. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-64030-943-2), and I Can Find It! Fun with 3 Classic Stories: The Little Red Hen/Peter Rabbit/Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Aug. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-64030-941-8), ages 2–5.

Little Island

Tangleweed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan, illus. by Karen Vaughan (Nov. 1, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-910411-92-6), collects 12 dark, feminist retellings of traditional fairy tales. Ages 14–up.