Macmillan/Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Something for You by Charlie Mylie (Nov. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31235-0). When a field mouse discovers that his friend is sick with a cold, he’s determined to make her feel better. Ages 2–5.

Brown Baby Lullaby by Tameka Fryer Brown, illus. by A.G. Ford (Jan. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30752-3). In this story sprinkled with Spanish words, two brown-skinned parents lovingly care for their baby. Ages 2–6.

Twins by Mike Ciccotello (Aug. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31212-1) reveals that twins don’t have to be—or look—exactly alike to have fun together. Ages 2–6.

Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story from the Border by Mitali Perkins, illus. by Sara Palacios (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30373-0). Two siblings and their mother share a brief Christmas visit with their grandmother, who is on the opposite side of the California-Mexico border. Ages 3–6.

Come Next Season by Kim Norman, illus. by Daniel Miyares (Sept. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30598-7), celebrates family and the changing seasons from a child’s point of view. Ages 3–6.

This Book of Mine by Sarah Stewart, illus. by David Small (Aug. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30546-8), depicts the connections between diverse readers and their books. Ages 3–6.

Anna & Samia: The True Story of Saving a Black Rhino by Paul Meisel (Oct. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30577-2). Conservationist Anna Merz helps a baby rhino found alone in a Kenyan sanctuary to become independent. Ages 4–8.

Pippa by Design: A Story of Ballet and Costumes by Claudia Logan, illus. by Chesley McLaren (Sept. 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-35956-0). Pippa learns about the world of dance and ballet fashion. Ages 7–10.

Benchwarmers by John Feinstein (Aug. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31203-9). In this series starter, soccer newcomer Jeff warms the bench with Andrea, a skilled player whom the coach sidelines because of her gender. Ages 8–12.

Give and Take by Elly Swartz (Oct. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30821-6). After her grandmother’s death, Maggie begins hoarding, a coping mechanism that spirals out of control. Ages 8–12.

Mighty Moe: The Untold Story

of a Thirteen-Year-Old Running Revolutionary by Rachel Swaby and Kit Fox (Oct. 15, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31160-5). In 1967, when teenager Maureen Wilton set the women’s world marathon record, her accomplishment was greeted with accusations of cheating. Ages 8–12.

All-American Muslim Girl by Nadine Jolie Courtney (Nov. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30952-7). A teen caught between two worlds grapples with the difficulties of being a modern Muslim teenager in the U.S. Ages 12–18.

The Other Side: Stories of Central American Teen Refugees Who Dream of Crossing the Border by Juan Pablo Villalobos (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30573-4). This novel about the challenges of immigrating to the U.S. illegally is based on interviews with 10 Central American teens. Ages 12–18.

Gut Check by Eric Kester (Aug. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30762-2). After Wyatt joins the football team to build a relationship with his brother, he faces a difficult decision when his sibling suffers a concussion. Ages 14–18.

Lifestyles of Gods and Monsters by Emily Roberson (Oct. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31062-2). In this retelling of the myth of the Minotaur, a teenage reality show star fights to choose her own fate. Ages 14–18.


New Pout-Pout Fish books by Deborah Diesen, illus. by Dan Hanna, are Be Thankful, Pout-Pout Fish (Sept. 3, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30913-8), ages up to 3; The Pout-Pout Fish and the Bully-Bully Shark (Sept. 10, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31222-0), ages 1–4; and Pout-Pout Fish: Christmas Spirit (Sept. 10, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31048-6) and Pout-Pout Fish: Special Valentine (Nov. 12, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31055-4), ages 2–5. A Unicorn Named Sparkle stars in A Unicorn Named Sparkle’s First Christmas by Amy Young (Aug. 20, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31210-7), ages 2–6. Tractor Mac powers on in Autumn Is Here by Billy Steers (Aug. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30920-6), ages 4–8. Cryptid Catcher adds The Cryptid Keeper by Lija Fisher (Aug. 20, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30556-7), ages 8–11. John Basilone: World War II: Bravery at Guadalcanal by Michael P. Spradlin (Jan. 14, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15717-1) joins Medal of Honor, ages 8–12. Wolfe and Lamb Mysteries picks up Kat Wolfe Takes the Case by Lauren St. John (Oct. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30961-9), ages 8–12. And Alex London’s Skybound Saga continues with Red Skies Falling (Sept. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30684-7), ages 12–18.

Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends

Chicken Break! A Counting Book by Cate Berry, illus. by Charlotte Alder (Oct. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30679-1). Ten chickens have a wild day after breaking out of their coop.Ages 2–5.

Old MacDonald Had a Baby by Emily Snape, illus. by K-Fai Steele (Nov. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30281-6). Two dads with a new baby and a cast of animal helpers star in this spin on the familiar song. Ages 2–5.

Snakes on the Job by Kathryn Dennis (Jan. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-21400-3). Snakes operate construction vehicles in this follow-up to Snakes on a Train. Ages 2–5.

Explorers by Matthew Cordell (Sept. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-17496-3). During a trip to a museum, an act of forgiveness and kindness brings two families—and two new friends—together. Ages 2–6.

Juno Valentine and the Fantastic Fashion Adventure by Eva Chen, illus. by Derek Desierto (Nov. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-29730-3). The feminist fashionista returns in this sequel to Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes. Ages 4–6.

I Knew You Could Do It! by Nancy Tillman (Oct. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-11377-1). This book about resilience and reaching one’s goals celebrates everyday accomplishments and life’s milestones. Ages 4–8.

Our World Is Relative by Julia Sooy, illus. by Molly Walsh (Aug. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-29368-8), introduces Einstein’s theory of relativity. Ages 4–8.

Blood Mountain by James Preller (Oct. 29, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-17485-7). After siblings get lost on a hike, they discover that the mysterious man who rescues them is not actually there to help. Ages 9–12.

The Tornado by Jake Burt (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-16864-1). A boy who devises a finely tuned system that keeps him out of a mean boy’s way faces a dilemma when the bully chooses a new target. Ages 10–14.

Supernova by Marissa Meyer (Nov. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-07838-4) concludes the Renegades trilogy about superheroes. Ages 12–18.

Almost, Maine by John Cariani (Jan. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-10291-1). In this novel based on a play of the same title, the residents of a Maine town begin falling in and out of love in strange ways. Ages 13–18.

Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore (Jan. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-16274-8) pairs the forbidden magic of a medieval fairy tale with a modern story of passion and betrayal. Ages 13–18.

The Fell of Dark by Caleb Roehrig (Jan. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15584-9). A boy vampire arrives in town with a cryptic warning in this LGBTQ-themed mystery. Ages 13–18.

Girls Like Us by Randi Pink (Oct. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15585-6) weaves together the stories of four teenage girls dealing with unplanned pregnancies. Ages 13–18.

Into the Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo (Oct. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31837-4). In this series launch, a teenage girl enmeshed in dark magic embarks on a quest for redemption. Ages 13–18.

My Box-Shaped Heart by Rachael Lucas (Aug. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-13000-6). Two struggling teens forge an unlikely friendship to help each other. Ages 13–18.

Remember Me by Chelsea Bobulski (Aug. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-18944-8). A teen discovers what connects her to the hotel she calls home when horrifying visions lead her to the truth. Ages 13–18.


Pearl returns in Pearl the Flying Unicorn by Sally Odgers, illus. by Adele K. Thomas (Jan. 7, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23552-7), ages 6–8. Jigsaw Jones Mysteries adds The Case of the Hat Burglar by James Preller, illus. by R.W. Alley (Aug. 6, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20752-4), ages 6–10. Treehouse Books grows with The 117-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths, illus. by Terry Denton (Sept. 24, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31720-9), ages 6–10. Spy Penguins welcomes The Spy Who Loved Ice Cream by Sam Hay, illus. by Marek Jagucki (Sept. 17, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-18858-8), ages 7–10. The Magical Unicorn Society issues A Brief History of Unicorns by Selwyn E. Phipps, illus. by Aitch et al. (Oct. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-250-25187-9), ages 8–11. And A Train to Impossible Places by P.G. Bell adds The Great Brain Robbery (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19005-5), ages 10–14.

Macmillan/First Second

InvestiGators by John Patrick Green (Jan. 7, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-250-21995-4) launches a middle-grade graphic novel series following a spy alligator team that travels through the sewers to fight the forces of evil.Ages 7–10.

Best Friends by Shannon Hale, illus. by LeUyen Pham (Aug. 27, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31745-2; paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31746-9). This follow-up to the graphic memoir Real Friends relays a story about popularity, first boyfriends, and finding your own path. Ages 8–11.

Stargazing by Jen Wang (Sept. 24, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-250-18387-3; paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-250-18388-0) is a memoir-based graphic novel about two very different friends in the same Chinese immigrant community. Ages 8–12.

Go with the Flow by Karen Schneemann and Lily Williams (Jan. 14, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30572-5; paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-250-14317-4) follows four young women through the trials and tribulations of friendship, fights, and periods. Ages 10–14.

Lily the Thief by Janne Kukkonen (Nov. 5, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19355-1; paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19697-2). In this fantasy, Lily tries to make a name for herself in a secret society of thieves. Ages 10–14.

Truckus Maximus by Scott Peterson, illus. by José García (Oct. 15, $23.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19696-5; paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-59643-814-9), is a dystopian graphic novel about modern-day gladiators who race monster trucks on reality TV. Ages 12–18.

Are You Listening? by Tillie Walden (Sept. 10, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-626-72773-1; paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20756-2). After a chance encounter, two young women journey through Texas together in this graphic novel about friendship, grief, and healing. Ages 14–18.

Pumpkinheads: A Graphic Novel by Rainbow Rowell, illus. by Faith Erin Hicks (Aug. 27, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31285-3; paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-162-3). Two teens find love on their last night of working in the local pumpkin patch. Ages 14–18.


Kitten Construction Company adds A Bridge Too Fur by John Patrick Green (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-831-8), ages 6–10. Mighty Jack is back in Mighty Jack and Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke (Sept. 3, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19172-4; paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19173-1), ages 8–12. Star Scouts offers The Invasion of the Scuttlebots by Mike Lawrence (Nov. 5, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19109-0), ages 8–12. And Maker Comics picks up Create a Costume! by Sarah Myer (Aug. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15207-7; paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15208-4) and Draw a Comic! by J.P. Coovert (Oct. 22, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15211-4; paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15212-1), ages 9–12.

Joining Science Comics are Cats: Nature and Nurture by Andy Hirsch (Aug. 13, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-14313-6; paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-250-14312-9) and Skyscrapers: The Heights of Engineering by John Kerschbaum (Nov. 19, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-626-72795-3; paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-794-6), ages 9–13. Cottons continues with The White Carrot by Jim Pascoe, illus. by Heidi Arnhold (Nov. 12, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-061-9), ages 10–14. And Last Pick gains Born to Run by Jason Walz (Oct. 8, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-626-72892-9; paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-893-6), ages 12–18.


His Hideous Heart: Thirteen of Edgar Allan Poe’s Most Unsettling Tales Reimagined, edited by Dahlia Adler (Sept. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30277-9). Thirteen authors retell Poe’s stories and poems. Ages 12–18.

Where the World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean (Dec. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22549-8). This story of eight boys abandoned on a rock in the middle of the sea is based on a real event. Ages 12–18.

The Night Country by Melissa Albert (Jan. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24607-3) continues the Hazel Wood series about dark fairy tales that prove to be real. Ages 13–18.


Baby Shark, illus. by Stevie Lewis (Jan. 7, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-250-26318-6), illustrates the lyrics of this traditional song. Ages 2–5.

Finding Kindness by Deborah Underwood, illus. by Irene Chan (Oct. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23789-7), is a tale of community, compassion, and generosity of spirit. Ages 4–8.

I Am Perfectly Designed by Karamo Brown and Jason “Rachel” Brown, Anoosha Syed (Nov. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23221-2). A father and son take a walk in this celebration of loving yourself, exactly as you are. Ages 4–8.

Sootypaws: A Cinderella Story by Maggie Rudy (Jan. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-18604-1). In this retelling, a mouse lives with her stepmother and stepsisters—who are rats in all senses of the word. Ages 4–8.

This Book Just Stole My Cat! by Richard Byrne (Sept. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20667-1). Ben’s cat disappears into the gutter of a naughty book in this follow-up to This Book Just Ate My Dog! Ages 4–8.

When the Snow Is Deeper Than My Boots Are Tall by Jean Reidy, illus. by Joey Chou (Nov. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12712-9), celebrates the fun of playing in the snow and the warmth of a cup of cocoa by the fire. Ages 4–8.

It Rained Warm Bread: Moishe Moskowitz’s Story of Hope by Gloria Moskowitz-Sweet and Hope Anita Smith, illus. by Lea Lyon (Aug. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-16572-5). This novel-in-verse introduces a Jewish teen living in Poland when the Nazis invade the country. Ages 8–11.

Who Did It First? 50 Scientists, Artists, and Mathematicians Who Revolutionized the World by Julie Leung, edited by Alex Hart, illus. by Caitlin Kuhwald (Oct. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-21171-2), profiles individuals who were trailblazers in their fields. Ages 8–12.

Who Wants to Be a Pirate? What It Was Really Like in the Golden Age of Piracy by Bridget Heos, illus. by Daniel Duncan (Nov. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9770-2). The fictional Captain Parrot describes the life of a real swashbuckler from the past. Ages 8–12.

The Bone Garden by Heather Kassner, illus. by Matt Saunders (Aug. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-29689-4). A girl made of dust, bone, and imagination seeks the truth about the magic that brought her to life. Ages 10–14.

Castle in the Clouds by Kerstin Gier (Jan. 28, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30019-5). At the New Year’s Eve ball, a girl working at a grand old hotel in the Swiss Alps becomes immersed in a perilous adventure. Ages 12–18.

Eight Will Fall by Sarah Harian (Nov. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19664-4). A girl leads magical outlaws on a deadly subterranean mission. Ages 14–18.

Light It Up by Kekla Magoon (Oct. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12889-8). Told from multiple viewpoints, this sequel to How It Went Down relays a story about injustice and strength. Ages 14–18.

Lucky Caller by Emma Mills (Jan. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-17965-4). When four teens start a radio show, a mystery guest segment spirals out of control. Ages 14–18.

There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool (Sept. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-21175-0). In this fantasy debut, a secret prophecy foretells the birth of a new prophet who could save or destroy the world. Ages 14–18.

Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown (Jan. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30985-3). This debut novel is based on the author’s teenage struggle with racism, poverty, and depression. Ages 17–18.


How to Hide a Lion adds How to Hide a Lion at Christmas by Helen Stephens (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23079-9), ages 4–8. New Epic Athletes titles by Dan Wetzel are Lionel Messi, illus. by Jay Reed (Nov. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-29581-1); Serena Williams, illus. by Sloane Leong (Aug. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-29578-1); Tom Brady, illus. by Kazimir Lee Iskander (Aug. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-29579-8); and Lebron James, illus. by Setor Fiadzigbey (Nov. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-29580-4), ages 8–12. The Story Collector finds The Story Seeker by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb, illus. by Iacopo Bruno (Jan. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30109-3), ages 9–12. And Dance of Thieves adds Vow of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson (Aug. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-16265-6), ages 14–18.


Cats Are a Liquid by Rebecca Donnelly, illus. by Misa Saburi (Oct. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20659-6), examines the unusual physical properties of felines. Ages 4–8.

Where Lily Isn’t by Julie Paschkis, illus. by Margaret Chodos-Irvine (Jan. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-18425-2), commemorates the loss of a beloved pet. Ages 4–8.

Dreams from Many Rivers: A Hispanic History of the United States Told in Poems by Margarita Engle, illus. by Beatriz Gutierrez Hernandez (Oct. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-531-9), pays tribute to the experiences and contributions of Latinos throughout U.S. history. Ages 10–14.

Torpedoed: The True Story of the World War II Sinking of the SS City of Benares by Deborah Heiligman (Oct. 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-554-8) chronicles the German submarine attack on this passenger ship, which was evacuating children from England. Ages 10–14.


From a Small Seed: The Story of Eliza Hamilton by Camille Andros, illus. by Tessa Blackham (Oct. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-29742-6), profiles this co-founder and director of the first private orphanage in New York City, who was married to Alexander Hamilton. Ages 4–8.

Born to Draw Comics: The Story of Charles Schulz and the Creation of Peanuts by Ginger Wadsworth, illus. by Craig Orback (Sept. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-17373-7), is a comics-style picture book biography of Schulz. Ages 8–12.

King of the Mole People by Paul Gilligan (Aug. 27, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-17134-4). In this series debut, a reluctant young royal sets out to solve the mystery of who is destroying the underworld. Ages 8–12.

Into the Blizzard: Heroism at Sea During the Great Blizzard of 1978 by Michael J. Tougias (Oct. 22, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-283-7) offers an account of the Coast Guard’s rescue of the tanker Global Hope, floundering off the Massachusetts coast during a winter storm. Ages 9–14.

Under the Broken Sky by Mariko Nagai (Oct. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15921-2) is a novel-in-verse recounting a Japanese orphan’s experience in occupied rural Manchuria during WWII. Ages 10–14.


The Winterhouse Mysteries by Ben Guterson, illus. by Chloe Bristol (Dec. 31, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12392-3), concludes the Winterhouse trilogy, ages 9–12.


The Awesome, Impossible, Unstoppable Gadget by Kevin Kelly and Rebecca Kelly (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19511-1). At Camp Create, can Trixie’s gadget save the day when a peer’s invention goes awry? Ages 3–6.

Monkeys Love to Eat by Trevor Lai (Dec. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-08544-3). Making a meal together, monkey siblings run into trouble when their different tastes collide. Ages 3–8.

Rise of the Dragon Moon by Gabrielle K. Byrne (Aug. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19555-5). The princess of a frozen queendom fights to free her mother from the clutches of dragons in this fantasy debut. Ages 8–12.

Beyond the Black Door by A.M. Strickland (Oct. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19874-7). A teen faces her terrifying destiny in this dark fantasy featuring mystery, romance, and an asexual protagonist. Ages 14–18.

Hostile Territory by Paul Greci (Jan. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-18462-7). An earthquake strands four teens in the Alaskan wilderness—and leaves them without a civilization to return to. Ages 14–18.

Oasis by Katya de Becerra (Oct. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-12426-5). Reality and mirage blur after teens working at an archeological dig site in the desert become lost in a sandstorm. Ages 14–18.

Life Is Short and Then You Die: Mystery Writers of America Presents First Encounters with Murder, edited by Kelley Armstrong (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19639-2), compiles short murder mysteries by various authors. Ages 15–18.

The Tenth Girl by Sara Faring (Sept. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30450-6). In this psychological thriller, a young teacher at a remote Argentinian school solves a cosmic mystery and fights for her life. Ages 15–18.

Your Brain Needs a Hug: Life, Love, Mental Health, and Sand-

wiches by Rae Earl (Aug. 13, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30785-9), offers advice on mental health, social media, family, and friendship. Ages 15–18.


Mind Body Baby introduces Meditation (Dec. 31, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24425-3), ages up to 4. New Rainbow Rangers tie-ins by Summer Greene are Rockin’ Rainbow Colors (Sept. 3, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19034-5), ages 1–3; and Meet the Team (Sept. 3, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19031-4); The Quest for the Confetti Crystal, illus. by Joshua Heinsz and Maxime Lebrun (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19033-8); and To the Rescue by Summer Greene (Sept. 3, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19025-3), ages 3–6. And The Fast and the Furriest by Deanna Kent, illus. by Neil Hooson (Sept. 17, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-14347-1), joins Snazzy Cat Capers, ages 7–10.

My So-Called Superpowers releases All the Feels by Heather Nuhfer, illus. by Simini Blocker (Jan. 21, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-250-13864-4), ages 8–12. The Real McCoys return in Wonder Undercover by Matthew Swanson (Nov. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30782-8), ages 8–12. Babysitting Nightmares issues The Twilight Curse by Kat Shepherd, illus. by Rayanne Vieira (Aug. 20, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15701-0); and Shepherd’s The Vampire Doll (Jan. 28, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15703-4), ages 9–12. The Sweet Black Waves Trilogy continues with Wild Savage Stars by Kristina Pérez (Aug. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-13283-3), ages 14–17. And A Blade So Black adds A Dream So Dark by L.L. McKinney (Sept. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15392-0), ages 14–18.


Before I Go to Sleep: Bible Stories, Poems, and Prayers for Children by Ann Pilling, illus. by Kady MacDonald Denton (Nov. 5, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7583-6), includes 21 stories from the Old and New Testaments. Ages 4–7.

What’s in the Picture? (Nov. 19, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7530-0) and Who’s in the Picture? Take a Closer Look at Over 20 Famous Paintings (Aug. 27, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7503-4) by Susie Brooks. These introductions to art feature reproductions of works by a variety of painters. Ages 5–8.

Wheels by Tracey Turner, illus. by Fatti Burke (Sept. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7531-7), showcases many kinds of wheels, including those on bicycles, wheeled toys, Ferris wheels, and potter’s wheels. Ages 6–9.

The Curious Book of Lists: 286 Fun, Fascinating, and Fact-Filled Lists by Tracey Turner, illus. by Caroline Selmes (Oct. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7514-0), compiles lists on a broad spectrum of subjects. Ages 6–10.

A City Across Time by Peter Kent (Sept. 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7520-1) spotlights the archaeology of an imaginary city, from ancient to modern times. Ages 7–11.


Kingfisher First Reference adds The Kingfisher First Animal Picture Atlas by Deborah Chancellor and Anthony Lewis (Oct. 29, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7527-0), ages 4–7. New Wow! books by Camilla de la Bedoyere, illus. by Ste Johnson, are Wow! Look What Bugs Can Do! (Oct. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7515-7; paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7516-4) and Wow! Look What’s in the Oceans (Oct. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7517-1; paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7518-8), ages 4–8. In Training welcomes Athlete in Training (Nov. 19, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7523-2), Coder in Training (Nov. 19, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7524-9), Firefighter in Training (Aug. 27, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7497-6), and Vet in Training (Aug. 27, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7496-9) by Cath Ard, illus. by Sarah Lawrence, ages 5–8. My Best Book of... releases My Best Book of Whales and Dolphins by Christiane Gunzi (Oct. 22, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7525-6), ages 5–9.

Imagine You Were There... launches Imagine You Were There... Sailing on the Mayflower by Caryn Jenner (Nov. 26, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7529-4), ages 7–11. And The Kingfisher Nature Encyclopedia by David Burnie (Oct. 8, $29.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7502-7) joins Kingfisher Encyclopedias, ages 8-12.

Macmillan/Odd Dot

One More Wheel! A Things-That-Go Counting Book by Colleen AF Venable, illus. by Blythe Russo (Aug. 20, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30759-0). Animals compete to find the vehicle with the most wheels. Ages 2–4.

The Joke Machine: Create Your Own Jokes and Become Instantly Funny! by Theresa Julian, illus. by Pat N. Lewis (Oct. 8, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31864-0), is a how-to for aspiring jokesters. Ages 8–12.

Code This Game! Make Your Game Using Python, Then Break Your Game to Create a New One! by Meg Ray, illus. by Keith Zoo (Aug. 20, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30669-2), offers a game coding guide. Ages 10–14.


New Tinkeractive Workbooks by Megan Hewes Butler are Kindergarten English, illus. by Bronwyn Gruet (Dec. 31, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31865-7), ages 5–6; 1st Grade English, illus. by Taryn Johnson (Dec. 31, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31866-4), ages 6–7; and 2nd Grade English, illus. by Chad Thomas (Dec. 31, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31867-1), ages 7–8. And Tiny World issues Embroidery! by Jackie Haug (Sept. 24, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20383-0), Felting! by Linda Li-Chee-Ming (Sept. 24, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20385-4), Pins! by Keith Zoo (Sept. 24, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20384-7), and Sculpting! by Lynnie Popsicle (Sept. 24, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20386-1), ages 10–14.


All the following titles are created by Roger Priddy:


Touch and Feel picks up Baby Can Do: Bedtime Baby (Oct. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52952-9), ages up to 2. New Alphaprints titles are Alphababies (Sept. 3, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52932-1), Easter 123: Mini Version (Jan. 14, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-68449-044-8), Merry Christmas (Sept. 10, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52937-6), and Puppy Love (Dec. 31, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52938-3), ages up to 3; and Magical Creatures (Aug. 27, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52927-7), ages 1–4. And joining See, Touch, Feel are Create (Sept. 24, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52931-4), ages up to 2; and Spring (Jan. 14, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52972-7), ages up to 3.

Funny Friends: Barnyard Bottoms joins Silly Seek-and-Find Books (Oct. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52933-8), ages up to 3. Search and Find releases Santa’s Gifts (Sept. 10, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52969-7), ages up to 3. ABC Books presents ABC Touch & Feel (Sept. 10, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52926-0), ages up to 3. Chirp, Chirp (Jan. 14, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52973-4) is a new Changing Picture Book, ages up to 3. Mini Tab gains Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Sept. 10, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52992-5), ages up to 3. Turn the Wheel spins on with Odd Jobs (Jan. 14, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52974-1), ages up to 4. And Pop-Up Friends welcomes Croc in Love: Full of Pop-Up Fun! (Dec. 31, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-312-52934-5). Ages 1–4.

Macmillan/Roaring Brook

Fry Bread: A Native American Family Tradition by Kevin Noble Maillard, illus. by Juana Martinez-Neal (Oct. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-746-5), is a tale of family, tradition, and food. Ages 3–6.

Black Is a Rainbow Color by Angela Joy, illus. by Ekua Holmes (Jan. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-631-4), offers an anthem exploring interpretations of the color black through an African-American child’s eyes. Ages 3–7.

Red Rover: Curiosity on Mars by Richard Ho, illus. by Katherine Roy (Oct. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19833-4), explores the landscape of Mars and the adventures of NASA’s robot rover that roamed the planet. Ages 3–8.

Listen by Holly McGhee, illus. by Pascal Lemaître (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31812-1), encourages readers to engage their senses in order to connect with the world around them. Ages 4–7.

Finding Narnia: The Story of C.S. Lewis and His Brother Warnie by Caroline McAlister, illus. by Jessica Lanan (Nov. 19, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-658-1), draws on Lewis’s relationship with his brother to tell the story of the author’s life and the creation of Narnia. Ages 4–8.

If Elephants Disappeared by Lily Williams (Sept. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-14320-4) traces the repercussions of a world without elephants. Ages 4–8.

Stella Diaz Never Gives Up by Angela Dominguez (Jan. 14, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22911-3). A shy Mexican-American girl becomes an environmental activist and makes a difference in her community. Ages 6–9.

All the Impossible Things by Lindsay Lackey (Sept. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20286-4). When her mother appears, a girl who has lived in a string of foster homes is swept up in the vortex of her chaos. Ages 8–12.

Beetle Battles: One Scientist’s Journey of Adventure and Discovery by Douglas J. Emlen (Dec. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-14711-0) adapts Animal Weapons for young readers. Ages 8–12.

Born to Fly: The First Women’s Air Race Across America by Steve Sheinkin, illus. by Bijou Karman (Sept. 24, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-130-2), spotlights aviatrixes who took part in the 1929 Air Derby. Ages 10–14.

Bringing Down a President: The Watergate Scandal by Andrea Balis and Elizabeth Levy, illus. by Tim Foley (Aug. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-17679-0). This story of Nixon’s downfall features primary-source quotes. Ages 10–14.

Rebel by Marie Lu (Oct. 1, 17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22170-4). In the conclusion to the Legend series, hero Day fights to save his brother from the dark side of Ross City. Ages 12–17.

The Liars of Mariposa Island by Jennifer Mathieu (Sept. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-633-8). This novel about the lies families tell to survive centers on two siblings whose mother fled revolutionary Cuba as a teen. Ages 12–18.


Nick Bruel’s Bad Kitty returns in Searching for Santa (Aug. 20, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19843-3), ages 2–5; and Bad Kitty Joins the Team (Dec. 31, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20807-1), ages 7–10. The Truth About Your Favorite Animals gains The Truth About Hawks by Maxwell Eaton (Nov. 12, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19845-7), ages 4–8. FBI Files spies Catching a Russian Spy: Agent Les Weiser Jr. and the Case of Aldrich Ames by Bryan Denson (Jan. 21, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19916-4), ages 8–12. And Thundercluck continues with Midnight Snack of Shadows by Paul Tillery, illus. by Tillery and Meg Wittwer (Sept. 17, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-250-15530-6), ages 8–12.


Finding Mr. Better-Than-You by Shani Petroff (Jan. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-29432-6). After being dumped by her boyfriend, Cam discovers that some things are more important than boys. Ages 13–18.

Gone by Nightfall by Dee Garretson (Jan. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24522-9). In 1916, Charlotte is torn between her home and her dreams on the eve of the Russian Revolution. Ages 13–18.

How the Light Gets In by Katy Upperman (Aug. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30567-1). As a teen copes with her sister’s tragic death, chilling dreams and eerie phenomena convince her that she’s being haunted. Ages 13–18.

How to Speak Boy by Tiana Smith (Jan. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24221-1). Two fierce debate rivals connect through anonymous letters and find themselves unknowingly falling for each other. Ages 13–18.

The King’s Questioner by Nikki Katz (Jan. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19544-9). A boy able to access a person’s memory uncovers a deadly secret inside a prince’s mind. Ages 13–18.

Mind Games by Shana Silver (Aug. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19292-9). A teen programmer at a school for geniuses realizes that her memories have been hacked—and removed. Ages 13–18.

Rogue Princess by B.R. Myers (Jan. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30343-1). A princess teams up with a snarky commoner to foil a rebel plot in this gender-swapped SF retelling of “Cinderella.” Ages 13–18.

We Are the Ghosts by Vicky Skinner (Aug. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19535-7). After her estranged brother dies in a car accident, Ellie embarks on a road trip to discover who he really was. Ages 13–18.


Soul Keepers gains The Ghost Seekers by Devon Taylor (Aug. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-16833-7), ages 13–18.

Macmillan/Tor Teen

Catfishing on Catnet by Naomi Kritzer (Nov. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-16508-4). This novel set in the near future explores issues of online privacy, artificial intelligence, and the perils of social networks. Ages 13–17.

Bright Star by Erin Swan (Aug. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-9299-2). Swan’s fantasy debut presents a tale of rebellion, romance, and finding one’s voice in the heart of a storm. Ages 13–18.

The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-29970-3). Sold to a “welcome house,”or brothel, as kids and branded with cursed markings, these heroines will need more than luck to survive. Ages 13–18.

The Light Between Us by Andrew Fukuda (Jan. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19238-7). During WWII, unlikely pen pals—a Japanese-American boy and a French Jewish girl—fight to maintain hope in dark times. Ages 13–18.

Only a Day Away by Katie McGarry (Jan. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19604-0) centers on a girl with everything to lose and the boy who will do anything to save her. Ages 13–18.

Sisters of Shadow and Light by Sara B. Larson (Nov. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20840-8) relays a fantastical story of sisterly love and powerful magic. Ages 13–18.

Stormrise by Jillian Boehme (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-29888-1). A teen warrior will risk everything to awaken the dragons and save her kingdom in this fantasy inspired by Twelfth Night. Ages 13–18.

Strange Exit by Parker Peevyhouse (Jan. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-9942-7) is a stand-alone thriller set in the near future. Ages 13–18.

A Thousand Fires by Shannon Price (Nov. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30199-4). Valerie tries to avenge the death of her brother by joining an elite gang. Ages 13–18.


The Infinite Noise joins Bright Sessions by Lauren Shippen (Sept. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-29751-8), ages 13–18. Dark Intercept issues Dark Star Calling by Julia Keller (Nov. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-8769-1), ages 13–18. Hometown Antihero releases Don’t Say a Word by Amber Lynn Natusch (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-9771-3), ages 13–18. Origin continues with The Burning Shadow by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Oct. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-17574-8), ages 13–18. And the Wells of Sorcery Trilogy releases City of Stone and Silence by Django Wexler (Jan. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7653-9727-0), ages 13–18.


Freeing Finch by Ginny Rorby (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-29372-5). A transgender girl and a stray dog overcome adversity to find love, home, and a place to belong. Ages 10–14.


David Lubar’s Teeny Weenies continues with My Favorite President: And Other Stories (Sept. 3, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-250-17358-4) and The Boy Who Cried Wool: And Other Stories (Sept. 3, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-250-17349-2), ages 7–10. And A Dog’s Purpose Puppy Tales welcomes Lily’s Story by W. Bruce Cameron (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-21351-8), ages 8–12.


Diamond City by Francesca Flores (Jan. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22044-8). This debut fantasy introduces a heroine who perseveres through poverty, violence, and loss to achieve a future for herself. Ages 12–18.

The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young (Sept. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-16848-1). In this follow-up to Sky in the Deep, Tova precipitates events that change the landscape—and might give her a home. Ages 12–18.

Tweet Cute by Emma Lord (Jan. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23732-3). In this reimagining of You’ve Got Mail, Pepper and Jack fall for each other while locked in an epic social-media battle. Ages 12–18.

Jane Anonymous by Laurie Faria Stolarz (Jan. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30370-7). Told in dual timelines, this novel tells of a teen’s months in captivity and her struggle to readjust to her old life after she escapes. Ages 13–18.

Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell (Sept. 24, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-14607-6). Best friends Simon and Baz set out on a road trip in the sequel to Carry On. Ages 13–18.

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett (Oct. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-14544-4) is set in a world where teenage girls are banished to the outskirts of town for a yearlong ritual that pits woman against woman. Ages 14–18.

Six Goodbyes We Never Said by Candace Ganger (Sept. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-11624-6). Two teens who meet after a tragedy learn about love, loss, and letting go. Ages 14–18.

Marshall Cavendish (Asia)

The Blue Sock by Gillian Spiller and John Lim (Jan. 7, $10, ISBN 978-981-4868-00-6). When a blue sock goes missing, the other socks in the drawer learn that they are individuals rather than just one of a pair. Ages 3–5.

Counting Sheep by Pippa Chorley and Danny Deeptown (Jan. 7, $10, ISBN 978-981-4841-19-1). As a girl counts sheep to fall asleep, the other sheep try to help a tiny one who can’t jump over the fence. Ages 3–5.


Adorabull by Alison Donald, illus. by Alex Willmore (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-84886-412-2). When his human best friend wants to bring home an adorable new pet, Alfred the bull needs to up his adorableness game. Ages 4–9.

Froggy Day by Heather Pindar, illus. by Barbara Bakos (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-84886-411-5). A weather forecaster’s prediction that it’s going to be “very froggy” proves true. Ages 4–9.

Not Yet a Yeti by Lou Treleaven, illus. by Tony Neal (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-84886-414-6). George questions whether or not he really is a yeti like the rest of his family. Ages 4–9.


My Totem Came Calling by Blessing Musariri and Thorsten Nesch (Oct. 30, paper, $15, ISBN 978-1-988449-75-3). In Zimbabwe, a rich city girl’s totem animal, the zebra, calls her back to her ancestral village. Ages 14–18.


Turnabout Shapes by Agnese Baruzzi (Sept. 1, board book, $11.99, ISBN 978-988-8341-82-5). Die-cut shapes connect to turn one shape into another. Ages up to 3.

Peek-a-Who Too? by Elsa Mroziewicz (Sept. 1, board book, $11.99, ISBN 978-988-8341-81-8). In this companion to Peek-a-Who?, kids lift triangular flaps to discover which animal is making each sound. Ages 1–5.

Let’s Play Soccer! by Giuliano Ferri (Sept. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-988-8341-85-6). Die-cut art and animal players offer an introduction to soccer. Ages 2–5.

Manny Loses His Fangs by Giuliano Ferri (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-988-8341-83-2). A vampire bat worries that he won’t be scary anymore when his baby fangs fall out. Ages 3–5.

Little Red Thread by Anne-Gaëlle Balpe and Eve Tharlet (Oct. 1, $17, ISBN 978-988-8341-90-0). When Oli’s red thread gets carried away by the wind, he discovers that a bird is able to use it for her nest. Ages 4–7.

Mephisto by Bernard Villiot, illus. by Antoine Guilloppé (Sept. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-988-8341-86-3). Shunned by the city folk, a black cat leaves for the country, but then finds that the urban dwellers need him after all. Ages 4–7.

Bear’s Christmas Surprise by Anastasia Arkhipova, illus. by Bruno Hächler (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-988-8341-63-4). On Christmas Eve, teddy bears embark on a mission to remind everyone of the true spirit of the holiday. Ages 5–7.

Sepia and the Big Ocean by Susanne Timbers (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-988-8341-84-9). A cuttlefish who loves to play hide-and-seek has to find her way home when a current drags her into the open ocean. Ages 5–7.

Sharing Christmas by Eve Tharlet and Kate Westerlund (Oct. 1, $16, ISBN 978-988-8341-91-7). At Christmas, when food is scarce in the forest, a young deer wishes on a star for help. Ages 5–7.

A Sky Without Borders by Krystia Basil and Laura Borràs (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-988-8341-89-4). A boy whose family is separated by a border dreams of a world free of barriers. Ages 5–7.


Demon in the Whitelands by Nikki Richard (Sept. 24, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-948671-41-5). A cleric’s son who is accused of being a non-believer befriends a demon girl. Ages 14–18.

Merged by Jim and Stephanie Kroepfl (Sept. 17, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-948671-34-7). In this series launch, seven gifted teens are implanted with brilliant minds in an effort to accelerate human progress. Ages 14–18.


Dark Tomorrow continues with Cult of the Crow by Jeremiah Franklin (Nov. 12, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-948671-95-8), ages 12–18.


Bertie’s Book of Spooky Wonders by Ocelot Emerson (Oct. 15, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-948671-89-7). A ghost sends Bertie on a dangerous mission to find an object that will save her stepbrother’s life. Ages 9–12.

The Wicked Tree by Kristin F. Thorsness (Oct. 8, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-948671-39-2). To save himself and his friends, Tav must find a fabled tree and confront an evil magic before it consumes him. Ages 9–12.


The Magnificent Glass Globe issues The Legacy of the Stewardship by N.R. Bergeson (Aug. 20, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-946700-71-1), ages 9–12.

National Geographic

Sharks vs. Sloths by Julie Beer (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3523-5) compares sharks and sloths in 20 categories, such as “Coolest Hangout,” “Weirdest Relatives,” and more. Ages 6–9.

Nerd A to Z: Your Reference to Literally Figuratively Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know by T.J. Resler (Aug. 20, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3474-0) compiles info from the realms of science, pop culture, technology, and history. Ages 7–10.

The Big Book of Bling: Ritzy Rocks, Extravagant Animals, Sparkling Science, and More! by Rose Davidson (Sept. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3531-0). Photos illustrate this look at things that glow. Ages 8–11.

Cat Breed Guide: A Complete Reference to Your Purr-Fect Best Friend by Stephanie Warren Drimmer and Gary Weitzman (Sept. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3439-9) and Dog Breed Guide: A Complete Reference to Your Best Friend Fur-Ever by T.J. Resler and Weitzman (Sept. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3445-0) provide overviews of feline and canine breeds. Ages 8–11.

Code This! Puzzles, Games, Challenges, and Computer Coding Concepts for the Problem Solver in You by Jennifer Szymanski (Aug. 27, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3443-6) uses puzzles and games to introduce the basics of computer science and coding. Ages 8–11.

Surprising Stories Behind Everyday Stuff by Stephanie Warren Drimmer (Sept. 10, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3529-7) provides the backstories to things people use or do every day, including foods, clothing items, and beauty regimens. Ages 8–11.

The Book of Kings: Magnificent Monarchs, Notorious Nobles, and More Distinguished Dudes Who Ruled the World by Caleb Magyar and Stephanie Warren Drimmer (Nov. 12, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3533-4) and The Book of Queens: Legendary Leaders, Fierce Females, and More Wonder Women Who Ruled the World by Drimmer (Nov. 12, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3535-8). Each volume compiles more than 100 profiles of historical and contemporary luminaries. Ages 8–12.

National Geographic Kids Encyclopedia of American Indian History and Culture: Stories, Timelines, Maps, and More by Cynthia O’Brien (Nov. 12, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3453-5) spotlights 160-plus tribes. Ages 8–12.

Turn It Up! A Pitch-Perfect History of Music That Rocked the World (Dec. 17, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3541-9). This compendium covers key musical genres, instruments, sounds, places, and events. Ages 8–12.


First Board Books greets Ocean (Oct. 29, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3468-9) and Wild Animal Sounds (Oct. 29, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3466-5), ages up to 3. National Geographic Readers adds All About Bears: Pre-Reader (Dec. 10, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3484-9), ages 2–5; and Glowing Animals: L1 by Rose Davidson (Sept. 3, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3498-6), Here to There: L1 by Jennifer Szymanski (Sept. 3, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3495-5), and Susan B. Anthony: L1 by Kitson Jazynka (Dec. 17, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3508-2), ages 4–6. New Cool/Cute titles by Crispin Boyer are So Cute! Koalas (Oct. 29, $16.9, ISBN 978-1-4263-3528-0) and So Cool! Leopards (Oct. 29, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3525-9), ages 3–7. And Doggy Defenders welcomes Dolley the Fire Dog (Aug. 13, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3299-9) and Tiger the Police Dog (Aug. 13, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3297-5), ages 4–8; and Stella the Search Dog (Aug. 13, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3449-8) and Willow the Therapy Dog (Aug. 13, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3447-4), ages 5–8.

National Geographic Fact Readers gains Ink! 100 Fun Facts About Octopuses, Squids, and More by Stephanie Warren Drimmer (Oct. 8, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3501-3) and Squeak! 100 Fun Facts About Hamsters, Mice, Guinea Pigs, and More by Rose Davidson (Oct. 8, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3488-7), ages 6–9. Just Joking features Just Joking: 1,000 Giant Jokes & 1,000 Funny Photos Add Up to Big Laughs (Jan. 2, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3464-1), ages 7–10. Ultimate “Pedias” adds National Geographic Kids Ultimate Weatherpedia: The Most Complete Weather Reference Ever by Stephanie Warren Drimmer (Oct. 29, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3543-3), ages 7–10. Absolute Expert issues Pandas: All the Latest Facts from the Field with National Geographic Explorer Mark Brody by Ruth Strother (Aug. 20, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3431-3), ages 8–11. And Weird but True Know-It-All: Ancient Egypt by Sarah Wassner Flynn (Aug. 27, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3545-7) joins Weird but True, ages 8–11.

Animal Showdown continues with Round Two by Stephanie Warren Drimmer (Aug. 6, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3433-7), ages 8–12. Brain Candy serves up 500 Sweet Facts to Satisfy Your Curiosity by Julie Beer and Chelsea Lin (Oct. 8, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3437-5), ages 8–12. Joining History’s Mysteries is Legends and Lore by Anna Claybourne (Oct. 15, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3462-7), ages 8–12. Treasury of Bible Stories by Donna Jo Napoli, illus. by Christina Balit (Oct. 22, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3538-9), joins the Treasury series, ages 8–12. And Bet You Didn’t Know! adds Bet You Didn’t Know! 2: Outrageous, Awesome, Out-of-This-World Facts (Aug. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3435-1), ages 9–12.

Series in Spanish

National Geographic Readers offers Rocas y Minerales: L2 (Rocks and Minerals) by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld (Sept. 3, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3520-4) and Sonia Sotomayor: L3 by Barbara Kramer (Sept. 3, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3517-4), ages 6–9.

National Geographic/Under the Stars

Zeus the Mighty: The Quest for the Golden Fleas by Crispin Boyer (Oct. 22, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3547-1) launches a series starring a hamster and his fellow critters at the Mount Olympus Pet Rescue Center. Ages 8–12.


Explorer Academy picks up The Double Helix by Trudi Trueit (Sept. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4263-3458-0), ages 9–12.

New World Library

Big Breath: A Guided Meditation for Kids by William Meyer, illus. by Brittany Jacobs (Sept. 10, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60868-633-9), presents a meditation aiming to calm, soothe, and empower children. Ages 4–10.



Stig and Tilde launches with Vanisher’s Island by Max de Radiguès (Sept. 10, paper, $13.95, ISBN 978-1-910620-64-9), ages 10–14. DeadEndia releases The Broken Halo by Hamish Steele (Nov. 5, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-910620-62-5), ages 10–18. And Alexander Utkin’s Gamayun Tales offers Tyna of the Lake (Aug. 27, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-910620-51-9), ages 10–18.

Nobrow/Flying Eye

The Immortal Jellyfish by Sang Miao (Aug. 20, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-911171-79-9). A boy feels overwhelmed and confused when his grandfather dies—until they meet again in a dream. Ages 5–7.

Orchestra by Avalon Nuovo, illus. by David Doran (Nov. 5, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-912497-86-7), provides an introduction to instruments and legendary composers. Ages 7–10.


Professor Astro Cat returns in Professor Astro Cat’s Stargazing by Dominic Walliman, illus. by Ben Newman (Aug. 6, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-912497-83-6), ages 5–7. Kai and the Monkey King by Joe Todd Stanton (Oct. 22, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-912497-11-9) joins Brownstone’s Mythical Collection, ages 5–9. And Hilda returns in Hilda and the Mountain King by Luke Pearson (Sept. 3, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-911171-17-1), ages 7–18.



New Picture Book Biographies by Andi Diehn, illus. by Katie Mazeika, are Computer Decoder: Dorothy Vaughan, Computer Scientist (Sept. 10, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-765-0), Fossil Huntress: Mary Leakey, Paleontologist (Sept. 10, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-773-5), Human Computer: Mary Jackson, Engineer (Sept. 10, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-777-3), and Space Adventurer: Bonnie Dunbar, Astronaut (Sept. 10, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-769-8), ages 5–8. And Gutsy Girls Go for Science: With STEM Projects for Kids introduces Astronauts by Alicia Klepeis (Sept. 24, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-781-0), Engineers by Diane Taylor (Sept. 24, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-785-8), and Paleontologists (Sept. 24, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-793-3) and Programmers (Sept. 24, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-61930-789-6) by Karen Bush Gibson, all illus. by Hui Li, ages 8–10.

North Atlantic

Bad Day by Ruby Roth (Sept. 10, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-62317-351-7). A boy whose day goes wrong discovers how to figure things out and move on. Ages 3–7.

May All People and Pigs Be Happy by Micki Fine Pavlicek, illus. by John Pavlicek (Oct. 29, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62317-389-0). A stuffed pig helps a frustrated girl find compassion, friendship, and love. Ages 4–8.

North Star/Flux

Across a Broken Shore by Amy Trueblood (Nov. 5, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63583-042-2). In 1936 San Francisco, a teen defies her family to help a doctor care for those building the Golden Gate Bridge. Ages 14–18.

Ricochet by Kathryn Berla (Oct. 8, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-63583-040-8) introduces a girl whose unique DNA allows her to connect to her three other selves across the multiverse. Ages 14–18.

The Weight of a Soul by Elizabeth Tammi (Dec. 3, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-63583-044-6). In this Viking fantasy, a teen strikes a deal with Norse gods to bring her warrior sister back from the dead. Ages 14–18.


Keeper Duology by Kim Chance wraps up with Seeker (Sept. 10, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63583-038-5), ages 14–18.

North Star/Jolly Fish

The Missing Barbegazi by H.S. Norup (Nov. 12, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-63163-377-5). Tessa sets out to prove her grandfather right: that mythical, gnome-like creatures in the Alps do exist. Ages 8–12.


Doggie Daycare opens for business in Most Valuable Puppy by Carol Kim, illus. by Felia Hanakata (Sept. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-63163-340-9), ages 6–8. Histronauts presents A Viking Adventure by Frances Durkin, illus. by Grace Cooke (Sept. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-63163-364-5), ages 7–10. Cogheart Adventures continue with Moonlocket by Peter Bunzl (Aug. 13, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-63163-375-1), ages 8–12. Joining Haunted States of America is Curse of the Dead-Eyed Doll by Thomas Kingsley Troupe, illus. by Maggie Ivy (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-63163-348-5), ages 8–12. I Am America Set 2 offers If the Fire Comes: A Story of Segregation During the Great Depression by Tracy Daley, illus. by Eric Freeberg (Sept. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-63163-372-0), ages 8–12. Nocturnal Symphony: A Bat Detector’s Journal by J.A. Watson, illus. by Arpad Olbey (Sept. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-63163-300-3), joins Science Squad, ages 8–12. And Sandwich Shenanigans by Verity Weaver, illus. by Courtney Huddleston (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-63163-316-4), is new to What Happened?, ages 8–12.


The Bad Mood by Moritz Petz, illus. by Amélie Jackowski (Nov. 5, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4387-5). In this cautionary tale, a grumpy badger spreads his bad mood far and wide. Ages up to 3.

Over the River and Through the Wood by Lydia Maria Child, illus. by Christopher Manson (Sept. 3, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4393-6). Woodcuts illustrate this Thanksgiving poem. Ages up to 3.

Ada Lovelace and the Number-Crunching Machine by Zoë Tucker, illus. by Rachel Katstaller (Sept. 3, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4317-2), profiles this woman whose insight on algorithms helped create early computers. Ages 4–8.

The Dark and the Light by Kerstin Hau, illus. by Julie Völk (Sept. 3, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4385-1). With the help of a new friend, a creature who has been living in darkness returns to the world of color. Ages 4–8.

Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tale Collection by Hans Christian Andersen, illus. by Josef Palecek (Sept. 3, $25, ISBN 978-0-7358-4380-6), collects five classics. Ages 4–8.

I Am a Thief! by Abigail Rayner, illus. by Molly Ruttan (Sept. 3, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4289-2). After stealing a stone from a classroom display, Eliza overcomes her shame to make things right. Ages 4–8.

The Revenge of the Black Cat: Swiss Myths by Katja Alves (Oct. 1, $19.95, ISBN 978-3-314-10488-6) retells 23 traditional Swiss myths from each of the country’s four regions. Ages 4–8.

Snow for Everyone! by Antonie Schneider, illus. by Pei-Yu Chang (Oct. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4320-2). In this tale about sharing, three friends in Jerusalem playfully debate who the falling snow belongs to. Ages 4–8.

The Star Child by Bernadette Watts (Oct. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4349-3). A girl discovers the rewards of generosity when she gives the scarce food and few possessions she has to others. Ages 4–8.

Tell by Warja Lavater (Nov. 5, $17.95, ISBN 978-3-314-10492-3). Told in pictograms inspired by Manhattan street signs, this wordless story spotlights the Swiss folk hero, archer Wilhelm Tell. Ages 4–8.

Who Stole the Hazelnuts? by Marcus Pfister (Sept. 3, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4382-0). A squirrel who impulsively accuses his forest friends of stealing his missing hazelnuts learns a lesson. Ages 4–8.

Wilhelm’s Journey by Anke Bär (Sept. 3, $21.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4352-3). A girl reads her great-great-grandfather’s journal chronicling his immigration from Germany to America in 1872. Ages 4–8.

Willy’s World of Wonders by Willy Puchner (Oct. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4383-7). Photos, illustrations, and text uncover an array of “Wonders.” Ages 4–8.

NorthSouth/Press Box


Rising Stars Set 2 releases Football’s New Wave: The Young Superstars Taking Over the Game by Will Graves (Sept. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-63494-090-0), ages 8–14.

Norton Young Readers

Mr. Nogginbody Gets a Hammer by David Shannon (Sept. 3, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-324-00344-1). Mr. Nogginbody gets carried away with his new hammer, thinking that everything is a nail. Ages 3–8.

The Old Truck by Jarrett and Jerome Pumphrey (Jan. 7, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-324-00519-3). An old truck falls into disrepair and lies nearly forgotten on a family farm—except by an imaginative girl. Ages 4–7.

Free Lunch by Rex Ogle (Sept. 10, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-324-00360-1). The author reflects on starting sixth grade on his school’s free lunch program and on growing up poor and hungry. Ages 9–12.

Ollie and Harry’s Marvelous Adventures by Ollie Ferguson and Harry Ferguson (Oct. 8, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-324-00395-3) outlines 500 adventures, including setting up a wildlife reserve and building an igloo. Ages 9–12.

What Linnaeus Saw: A Scientist’s Quest to Name Every Living Thing by Karen Magnuson Beil (Oct. 1, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-324-00468-4) is a biography of Carl Linnaeus, whose system for classifying plants and animals is the foundation of modern scientific taxonomy. Ages 9–12.

Snowflake, AZ by Marcus Sedgwick (Sept. 17, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-324-00441-7). This novel about the illness and health of humans and our planet explores resilience, trust, family, and love. Ages 13–18.


Don’t Worry, Little Crab by Chris Haughton (Oct. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-40638-551-9). When Little Crab is afraid of ocean waves, Big Crab encourages her to face her fears. Ages 2–6.


Somos8 gains It Wasn’t Me! by Daniel Fehr, illus. by Pauline Reeves (Sept. 24, $15.95, ISBN 978-84-17123-94-9); and My Big Bear, My Little Bear and Me by Margarita del Mazo, illus. by Rocio Bonilla (Oct. 22, $16.95, ISBN 978-84-17123-50-5), ages 3–7; The Finger and the Nose by Paula Merlán, illus. by Gómez (Oct. 22, $16.95, ISBN 978-84-17123-78-9), ages 4–9; and Wonder Mole’s Scent Costume Party by Pato Mena (Sept. 17, $16.95, ISBN 978-84-17123-98-7), ages 5–9. Egalité welcomes The Day of Your Arrival by Dolores Brown, illus. by Reza Dalvand (Oct. 8, $15.95, ISBN 978-84-17673-02-4), ages 4–9. And Little Captain Jack returns in The Big Booger Battle by Alicia Acosta, illus. by Monica Carretero (Nov. 12, $15.95, ISBN 978-84-17123-91-8), ages 4–9.

Titles in Spanish

¡Shhh! Tenemos un plan (Shhh! We Have a Plan) (Nov. 5, $16.95, ISBN 978-84-17673-21-5), No tengas miedo, Cangrejita (Don’t Worry, Little Crab) (Oct. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-84-17673-19-2), and Un poco perdido (Little Owl Lost) (Oct. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-84-17673-13-0), by Chris Haughton, ages 2–6.

Series in Spanish

Somos8 releases ¡Yo no fui! (It Wasn’t Me!) by Daniel Fehr, illus. by Pauline Reeves (Sept. 24, $15.95, ISBN 978-84-17123-93-2); and Mi oso grande, mi oso pequeño y yo (My Big Bear, My Little Bear and Me) by Margarita del Mazo, illus. by Rocio Bonilla (Oct. 22, $16.95, ISBN 978-84-17123-49-9), ages 3–7; El dedo en la nariz (The Finger and the Nose) by Paula Merlán, illus. by Gómez (Oct. 22, $16.95, ISBN 978-84-17123-77-2), ages 4–9; and La gran fiesta de los olores (Wonder Mole’s Scent Costume Party) by Pato Mena (Sept. 17, $16.95, ISBN 978-84-17123-97-0), ages 5–9. Egalité adds El día en que llegaste (The Day of Your Arrival) by Dolores Brown, illus. by Reza Dalvand (Oct. 8, $15.95, ISBN 978-84-17673-01-7), ages 4–9. And El pequeño pirata serafín (Little Captain Jack) picks up La isla de los mocos (The Big Booger Battle) by Alicia Acosta, illus. by Monica Carretero (Nov. 12, $15.95, ISBN 978-84-17123-90-1), ages 4–9.


Vivaldi by Helge Torvund and Mari Kanstad Johnsen, trans. by Jeanie Shaterian (Nov. 5, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-68137-374-4). After spending summer days with her new cat, Vivaldi, Tyra feels anxious and alone when school starts again—and only music and her cat can comfort her. Ages 8–12.


The Moon Is a Silver Pond by Sara Cassidy, illus. by Josée Bisaillon (Sept. 10, board book, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1864-4), encourages readers to use their imaginations to look at objects from new perspectives. Ages up to 2.

A Potato on a Bike by Elise Gravel (Oct. 8, board book, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2320-4) shares such absurd images as those of a fly on the phone and a carrot in the tub. Ages up to 2.

Summer Days Fall Days (Sept. 24, board book, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2106-4) and Winter Days Spring Days (Sept. 24, board book, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2109-5) by Kate Colley, illus. by Dale Nigel Goble, are flip books introducing the seasons. Ages up to 2.

Yoga Baby by Amy Hovey (Oct. 1, board book, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1828-6) reveals shapes that young yoga practitioners can make with their bodies. Ages up to 2.

May We Have Enough to Share by Richard Van Camp (Oct. 1, board book, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1624-4). Photos illustrate this book expressing gratitude. Ages up to 3.

My Bright Friend by Simon Boulerice, illus. by Marilyn Faucher (Sept. 24, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2189-7). After Ludo’s parents separate, an imaginative new friend helps him adjust to life at his father’s city digs. Ages up to 5.

My Head in the Clouds by Danielle Chaperon, illus. by Josée Bisaillon (Oct. 8, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2178-1), follows an intrepid young explorer who’s adventurous, brave—and a wee bit forgetful. Ages up to 5.

Treasure by Mireille Messier, illus. by Irene Luxbacher (Sept. 10, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1734-0). Two siblings on a treasure hunt aren’t sure what kind of treasure they’re looking for. Ages up to 5.

Light a Candle/Tumaini Pasipo Na Tumaini by Godfrey Nkongolo and Eric Walters, illus. by Eva Campbell (Oct. 1, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1700-5). In this story told in English and Swahili, a boy lights a candle atop Mount Kilimanjaro to unite two lands as the United Republic of Tanzania. Ages 6–8.

The Phone Booth in Mr. Hirota’s Garden by Heather Smith, illus. by Rachel Wada (Sept. 17, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2103-3). When a tsunami destroys his village, Makio loses his father and his voice, until a mysterious phone helps him heal. Ages 6–8.

Nevers by Sara Cassidy (Sept. 3, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2163-7). In 1799 France, a midwife’s assistant and her new friend uncover a mystery that may lead to riches and a sense of belonging. Ages 9–12.

Tales from Beyond the Brain by Jeff Szpirglas, illus. by Steven P. Hughes (Sept. 3, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2079-1), compiles 13 terrifying tales. Ages 9–12.

The Taste of Rain by Monique Polak (Sept. 3, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2026-5). Set in 1945, this story centers on a girl who is a prisoner at the Weihsien Internment Camp in northern China. Ages 9–12.

The Justice Project by Michael Betcherman (Oct. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2250-4). A teen left disabled by an accident lands a summer job at an organization that defends the wrongly convicted. Ages 13–17.

The World on Either Side by Diane Terrana (Sept. 10, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2217-7). After the death of her boyfriend, a devastated girl and her mother go on a jungle trek in Thailand. Ages 13–17.

Title in French

Trésor (Treasure) by Mireille Messier, illus. by Irene Luxbacher (Sept. 10, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2327-3), ages up to 5.


Billy Stuart stars in Billy Stuart and the Sea of a Thousand Dangers by Alain M. Bergeron, trans. by Sophie B. Watson, illus. by Sampar (Oct. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2343-3), ages 6–8. Lucy Tries Sports scores Lucy Tries Basketball by Lisa Bowes, illus. by James Hearne (Sept. 3, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1697-8), ages 6–8. Sueño Bay Adventures issues Shadow Island by Mike and Nancy Deas (Oct. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1961-0), ages 6–8. Joining World Around Us is Under Our Clothes: Our First Talk About Our Bodies by Jillian Roberts, illus. by Jane Heinrichs (Sept. 17, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2097-5), ages 6–8. Orca Echoes adds Cougar Frenzy by Pamela McDowell, illus. by Kasia Charko (Oct. 8, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2064-7); The Ghost of Mill House by Margriet Ruurs, illus. by Claudia Davila (Sept. 24, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2035-7); and Ruckus by Laurie Elmquist, illus. by David Parkins (Sept. 3, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1795-1), ages 7–9.

The Monster Sisters save the day in The Monster Sisters and the Mystery of the Unlocked Cave by Gareth Gaudin (Sept. 17, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2226-9), ages 9–12. Ours to Share: Co-Existing in a Crowded World by Kari Jones (Oct. 8, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1634-3) joins Orca Footprints, ages 9–12. New Orca Wild titles are Gone Is Gone: Wildlife Under Threat by Isabelle Groc (Sept. 24, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1685-5), and Orcas Everywhere: The Mystery and History of Killer Whales by Mark Leiren-Young (Sept. 3, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1998-6), ages 9–12. Orca Sports gains Boil Line by M.J. McIsaac (Aug. 27, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1843-9) and Kick Start by Michele Martin Bossley (Aug. 27, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1813-2), ages 10–13.

Orca Currents flows on with Double Trouble by Joanne Levy (Aug. 27, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2133-0), Iggy’s World by Gail Anderson-Dargatz (Aug. 27, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2139-2), Just Three by Lorna Schultz Nicholson (Aug. 27, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2169-9), Kung Fu Master by Marty Chan (Aug. 27, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2246-7), and Who Is Tanksy? by Bev Katz Rosenbaum (Aug. 27, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2085-2), ages 10–14. Amber Fang returns in Betrayal (Sept. 3, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2272-6) and Revenge (Sept. 3, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2275-7) by Arthur Slade, ages 13–17. Choosing to Live, Choosing to Die: The Complexities of Assisted Dying by Nikki Tate, illus. by Belle Wuthrich (Sept. 17, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-1889-7), joins Orca Issues, ages 13–17. And Orca Soundings continues with Crime Club by Melodie Campbell (Aug. 27, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2238-2), Girls Like Me by Kristin Butcher (Aug. 27, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2055-5), and Watch Out by Alison Hughes (Aug. 27, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2235-1), ages 14–17.

Series in French

Lucy Tries Sports offers Lucy Joue au Basketball (Lucy Tries Basketball) by Lisa Bowes, illus. by James Hearne (Sept. 3, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2338-9), ages 6–8.


Gerald the Lion by Jessica Souhami (Oct. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-910959-81-7). Collage art reveals that Gerald, a bold lion seeking adventure in the jungle, is actually an imaginative cat in the city. Ages 2–6.

My Friends by Max Low (Sept. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-910959-82-4) is a story about the value of having friends and the joy of being alone. Ages 3–5.

Binky’s Time to Fly by Sharmila Collins, illus. by Carolina Rabei (Nov. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-910959-68-8). A butterfly’s friends help him mend his weak wings in this tale of empathy and inclusion. Ages 3–8.

Fiddle Dee Dee! by Dianne Hofmeyr, illus. by Piet Grobler (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-910959-75-6). In this South African trickster tale, jungle animals quarrel over a musical bow until a monkey steps in. Ages 4–8.

Me and Mrs Moon by Helen Bate (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-910959-94-7). Two children help an elderly friend with dementia in this graphic novel. Ages 7–12.


Five Flamingos come to the rescue in The Yum Yum Tree by Jonnie Wild, illus. by Brita Granstrom (Oct. 3, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-910959-83-1), ages 3–9.

Our Street

Grimworld: Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock by Avery Moray (Nov. 1, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-78904-157-6). In this mystery, the pocket watch counting down to Henry’s death won’t stop ticking. Ages 12–17.


May’s Moon releases Fortis Mission by S.Y. Palmer (Oct. 1, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-78904-091-3), ages 8–12. And The Princess Gardener returns in Jake’s Book by Michael Strelow (Dec. 1, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-78904-232-0), ages 8–12.


Panda Opposites by Suzi Eszterhas (Aug. 13, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-330-9). Playful pandas illustrate the concept of opposites. Ages up to 3.

Upsy Daisy, Baby! by Susan Hughes, illus. by Ashley Barron (Sept. 17, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-387-3), shows how people throughout the world carry their little ones. Ages up to 3.

The Trouble with Time Travel by Stephen W. Martin, illus. by Cornelia Li (Oct. 15, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-332-3). When a girl and her dog break an heirloom vase, they build a time machine to fix things. Ages 3–7.

The House at the End of the Road by Kari Rust (Sept. 17, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-335-4). Kids learn that appearances can be deceiving after they befriend an elderly man who lives in a creepy old house. Ages 4–8.

A Likkle Miss Lou: How Jamaican Poet Louise Bennett Coverley Found Her Voice by Nadia Hohn, illus. by Eugenie Fernandes (Aug. 13, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-350-7), profiles this Jamaican writer. Ages 4–8.

When Molly Drew Dogs by Deborah Kerbel, illus. by Lis Xu (Sept. 17, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-338-5). On the eve of her first day of school, a girl copes with her anxiety by drawing dogs. Ages 4–8.

Where Are You Now? by Tyler Clark Burke (Oct. 15, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-367-5). This book prompting dialogue about loss and death encourages children to find comfort in transformation. Ages 4–12.

The Clothesline by Orbie, trans. by Karen Li (Oct. 15, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-390-3). A boy is stuck hanging from a clothesline in this tale about dealing with the consequences of our choices. Ages 5–8.

Dear Mr. President by Sophie Siers, illus. by Anne Villeneuve (Sept. 17, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-391-0). A boy who dislikes sharing a bedroom with his brother explores the possibility of building a dividing wall. Ages 5–8.

Livi and Nate by Kalle Hakkola, illus. by Mari Ahokoivu, trans. by Owen Witesman (Sept. 17, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-372-9). This series launch offers a junior graphic novel following two siblings’ fantastical nighttime dreams. Ages 6–9.

Acting Wild: How We Behave Like Birds, Bugs, and Beasts by Maria Birmingham, illus. by Dave Whamond (Aug. 13, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-326-2), surveys similarities between human and animal behavior. Ages 7–10.

Clara Humble and the Not-So-Super Powers by Anna Humphrey, illus. by Lisa Cinar (Aug. 13, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-386-6). Clara thinks she might have superpowers in this series debut. Ages 8–12.


Canadian Concepts offers Canadian Animals in Colour by Valerio Geraldo (Sept. 17, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-388-0), ages up to 3. Poppy and Sam sleuth on in Poppy and Sam and the Mole Mystery by Cathon (Aug. 13, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-379-8), ages 5–8. And West Meadows Detectives return in The Case of Maker Mischief by Liam O’Donnell, illus. by Aurélie Grand (Aug. 13, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-385-9), ages 7–10.

Page Street

Easy Paper Projects: 60 Crafts You Can Wear, Gift, Use and Admire by Maggy Woodley (Sept. 10, paper, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-850-7) rounds up everyday and holiday craft projects made of paper. Ages 6–11.

Amazing Lego Creations from Space with Bricks You Already Have: 25 New Spaceships, Rovers, Aliens, Robots and Other Fun Projects to Expand Your Lego Universe by Sarah Dees (Nov. 26, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-910-8) launches a series of space-themed Lego project books. Ages 6–12.

The Ultimate Kids’ Baking Book: 60 Easy and Fun Dessert Recipes for Every Holiday, Birthday, Milestone and More by Tiffany Dahle (Nov. 12, paper, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-878-1) compiles recipes for young bakers. Ages 8–14.

Page Street Kids

Gus and the Greatest Catch of All by Victoria Cossack (Oct. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-819-4). A fisherman learns that it’s more fulfilling to have friends than fame. Ages 4–8.

Jumping Mouse: A Native American Legend of Friendship and Sacrifice by Misty Schroe (Nov. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-817-0) is a retelling of a Native legend illustrated with photos of sculptures. Ages 4–8.

My Shape Is Sam by Amanda Jackson, illus. by Lydia Nichols (Sept. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-770-8). This story about identity is told from the perspective of a square struggling to find his place in the world. Ages 4–8.

Nothing Wee About Me! A Magical Adventure by Kim Chaffee, illus. by Laura Bobbiesi (Nov. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-692-3). Liesel proves that, with gumption and imagination, anyone can be a hero. Ages 4–8.

The Traveler’s Gift by Danielle Davison, illus. by Anne Lambelet (Oct. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-765-4). A magical traveling storyteller befriends a lonely boy in this story of loss, discovery, and friendship. Ages 4–8.

Ruby’s Hope: A Story of How the Famous “Migrant Mother” Photograph Became the Face of the Great Depression by Monica Kulling, illus. by Sarah Dvojack (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-818-7), offers a fictionalized account of the story behind Dorothea Lange’s Depression-era Migrant Mother photo. Ages 6–10.

Fun and Easy Crafting with Recycled Materials: 60 Cool Projects That Reimagine Toilet Paper Rolls, Egg Cartons, Jars and More! by Kimberly McLeod (Dec. 3, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-908-5) compiles eco-friendly craft activities. Ages 6–11.

By Any Means Necessary by Candice Montgomery (Oct. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-799-9). As the farm he inherited heads to foreclosure, Torrey faces a choice between his family and his future. Ages 14–18.

Have a Little Faith in Me by Sonia Hartl (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-797-5). When CeCe’s born-again boyfriend dumps her after they have sex, she follows him to Jesus camp in order to win him back. Ages 14–18.

Refraction by Naomi Hughes (Nov. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62414-890-3). Ever since an alien ship was destroyed over Earth, cities have been plagued by a deadly fog and monsters. Ages 14–18.


The Haircut by Theo Heras, illus. by Renne Benoit (Aug. 20, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-095-6). A toddler bravely takes his turn in the barbershop chair for his first haircut. Ages 1–3.

Pumpkin Orange, Pumpkin Round by Rosanna Battigelli, illus. by Tara Anderson (Sept. 3, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-092-5). A cat family carves a pumpkin after picking it out at the pumpkin patch. Ages 3–6.

Nutcracker Night by Mireille Messier, illus. by Gabrielle Grimard (Nov. 1, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-091-8). In this onomatopoeic tale, a girl attends her first ballet with her father. Ages 3–7.

Finding Lucy by Eugenie Fernandes (Oct. 28, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-088-8). A girl attempts to paint the color of laughter in her garden, in this story about self-expression. Ages 4–7.

Lili Macaroni by Nicole Testa, illus. by Annie Boulanger (Aug. 15, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-093-2). A girl relies on her ingenuity and the support of her family when classmates tease her about her physical traits. Ages 4–7.

Bon Voyage, Mister Rodriguez by Christiane Duchesne, illus. by Francois Thisdale (Nov. 14, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-089-5). An elderly man’s enigmatic behavior is part of his preparation for the afterlife. Ages 5–8.

A Bear in War by Stephanie Innes and Harry Endrulat, illus. by Brian Deines (Nov. 1, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-086-4), relays the true story of the teddy bear that a girl shipped to her father, a medic in France during WWI, which was returned after his death and now sits in the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. Ages 6–10.

What Cats Think by John Spray, illus. by Mies Van Hout (Sept. 26, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-087-1). Portrayals of felines in various situations capture cats’ personalities. Ages 6–10.

The Girl Who Rode a Shark: And Other Stories of Daring Women by Ailsa Ross, illus. by Amy Blackwell (Sept. 27, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-098-7), showcases intrepid females throughout history. Ages 8–12.

Harvey Comes Home by Colleen Nelson, illus. by Tara Anderson (Sept. 19, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-097-0). A terrier that wanders away from home is taken in by a boy volunteering at a retirement home. Ages 8–12.


The Flooded Earth trilogy concludes with The Skeleton Coast by Mardi McConnochie (Nov. 28, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-099-4), ages 9–12.



Brina the Cat launches with The Gang of the Feline Sun by Giorgio Salati, illus. by Christian Cornia (Jan. 14, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0425-4; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0426-1), ages 7–12. Geeky Fab Five adds Volume 3: DOGgone CATastrophe by Liz and Lucy Lareau, illus. by Ryan Jampole and Jen Hernandez (Sept. 24, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0323-3; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0361-5), ages 7–12. Geronimo Stilton Reporter adds Volume 3: Stop Acting Around, created by Geronimo Stilton (Sept. 3, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0332-5), ages 7–12. Gillbert adds Volume 2: The Curious Mysterious by Art Baltazar (Oct. 22, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0348-6; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0349-3), ages 7–12. And Loud House adds Volume 8: Livin’ La Casa Loud! by Loud House Creative (Nov. 26, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0342-4; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0343-1), ages 7–12.


Drawing God by Karen Kiefer, illus. by Kathy Dewit (Oct. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64060-187-1). After a field trip to an art museum, Emma wants to draw something spectacular and decides to draw God. Ages 5–10.


Yes, I Can Listen! by Steve Metzger, illus. by Susan Szecsi (Aug. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64160-174-0), uses rhymes, illustrations, and various characters to encourage children to develop attentive listening skills. Ages 5–7.


Moose & Mr. Brown by Paul Smith, illus. by Sam Usher (Oct. 8, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-84365-428-5). In this series launch, a fashion designer meets Moose on a plane and agrees to help him find his lost twin brother. Ages 4–8.

Adventures on Earth by Simon Tyler (Sept. 3, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-84365-427-8) examines celebrated explorers and the extreme environments they’ve visited. Ages 7–13.


One Fox: A Counting Book Thriller by Kate Read (Oct. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-68263-131-7) is a counting tale set in a moonlit farmyard. Ages 2–6.

Little Tigers by Jo Weaver (Oct. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68263-110-2). As hunters approach a tiger’s home in the jungle, she and her cubs must find a new home away from danger. Ages 3–7.

Aalfred and Aalbert by Morag Hood (Sept. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-68263-121-8) portrays the blossoming friendship between two aardvarks. Ages 4–8.

Bird Count by Susan Edwards Richmond, illus. by Stephanie Fizer Coleman (Oct. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-56145-954-4). Ava serves as a “citizen scientist” identifying and counting the birds in her New England town. Ages 4–8.

Duck and Penguin Are Not Friends by Julia Woolf (Sept. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-68263-132-4). Duck and Penguin have some fun in this tale about building friendship on your own. Ages 4–8.

Lana Lynn Howls at the Moon by Rebecca Van Slyke, illus. by Anca Sandu (Sept. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-68263-050-1). An adventurous sheep tries to take a walk on the wild side and discovers more than she expected. Ages 4–8.

Lula and the Sea Monster by Alex Latimer (Aug. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-68263-122-5). A girl who must leave her home by the beach to make way for a new highway befriends a sea monster. Ages 4–8.

King of the Tightrope: When the Great Blondin Ruled Niagara by Donna Janell Bowman, illus. by Adam Gustavson (Oct. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-56145-937-7), spotlights Jean-François Gravelet, known as the Great Blondin, who crossed Niagara Falls on a tightrope in 1859. Ages 6–10.

Save the Crash-Test Dummies by Jennifer Swanson (Oct. 1, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-68263-022-8) This history of car production includes the failures and successes that led to inventions we take for granted. Ages 8–12.

Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Framers, Their Fights, and the Flaws That Affect Us Today by Cynthia Levinson and Sanford Levinson (Aug. 1, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-68263-105-8) is an updated edition of this book revealing that many of the political issues we struggle with today have their roots in the Constitution. Ages 11–15.


About Habitats navigates Rivers and Streams by Cathryn Sill, illus. by John Sill (Aug. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-68263-091-4), ages 3–7. Stanley reappears in Stanley’s Train by William Bee (Aug. 1, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-68263-108-9), ages 3–7. Nina Soni stars in Nina Soni, Former Best Friend by Kashmira Sheth, illus. by Jenn Kocsmiersky (Oct. 1, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-68263-057-0), ages 7–10. Fred Bowen’s Speed Demon (Sept. 1, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-68263-076-1) is a new Fred Bowen Sports Story, ages 7–12. And Mr. Penguin is back in Mr. Penguin and the Fortress of Secrets by Alex T. Smith (Oct. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-68263-130-0), ages 8–12.


Noah and the Eight Trucks of Hanukkah by Nancy Rips, illus. by Marina Saumell (Oct. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4556-2203-0). A truck-loving boy celebrates a Festival of Trucks along with the Festival of Lights. Ages up to 5.

Spooky Second Line by Johnette Downing (Aug. 15, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4556-2505-5) follows a Halloween parade in New Orleans. Ages up to 5.

The Flying Horses of City Park by Kat Pigott (Oct. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4556-2471-3). A girl and her nana take the streetcar to City Park in New Orleans to ride the carousel. Ages 3–8.

Katie Comma by B. Swann, illus. by Maja Andersen (Oct. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4556-2461-4). In this introduction to punctuation, other punctuation marks tell Katie Comma she’s in the wrong place. Ages 3–8.

Swashbarklers of the Sea by Cynthia Kremsner (Oct. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4556-2414-0). A crew of pirate dogs encounters fearsome Barkbeard on the high seas. Ages 3–8.

Thibodeaux Turtle and Boudreaux Bunny: The Tortoise and the Hare with a Louisiana Twist by Todd-Michael St. Pierre, illus. by Lee Randall (Oct. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4556-2450-8), puts a Louisiana spin on this Aesop tale. Ages 3–8.

When the Morning Comes: A Mardi Gras Indian Story by Juan Pardo, illus. by Vernon Smith (Oct. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4556-2439-3), depicts the tradition of New Orleans’ Mardi Gras Indians. Ages 3–8.

The Case of the Left-Hand Trombone by Kathleen Schrenk, illus. by Vernon Smith (Dec. 15, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4556-2531-4). A detective and her nephew search for an instrument thief in New Orleans. Ages 6–10.

Jack and the Devil Boats: A Higgins PT Boat Story by Karen Kersting (Aug. 15, paper, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4556-2486-7) traces the history of Andrew Higgins’s WWII patrol torpedo boats. Ages 8–12.

Journey Through the Unified Field by Cassie Barlow and Sue Norrod, illus. by Amy Gantt (Aug. 15, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4556-2478-2). Emma uses virtual reality to locate her pilot father, a prisoner in Somalia. Ages 8–12.

The Maid: The Story of Joan of Arc by L. Hitchcock (Oct. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4556-2507-9) is an illustrated retelling of the story of Joan of Arc, written in iambic pentameter. Ages 8–12.

A Mighty Stream by Rhonda Rucker (Sept. 15, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4556-2492-8). In this story set against the backdrop of the Birmingham Children’s March, Earl wants revenge after the Klan bombs his house, killing his mother. Ages 8–12.


Twelve Days of Christmas adds The New Orleans Twelve Days of Christmas by Lisa Brown, illus. by Sarah Cotton (Oct. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4556-2453-9), ages 3–8.



Penguin Bedtime Classics welcomes Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (Oct. 15, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11325-7); and The Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffmann (Oct. 15, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11324-0), both illus. by Carley Gledhill, ages up to 2. Mr. Men and Little Miss return in Pirate Adventure by Adam Hargreaves (Aug. 13, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9239-8), ages 6–7. Peter Rabbit stars in Peter Rabbit Movie 2: Reader by Frederick Warne (Jan. 14, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-241-41086-8), ages 6–7. And new Penguin Minis are A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett (Oct. 22, paper, $12, ISBN 978-0-593-11445-2) and Heidi by Johanna Spyri (Oct. 22, paper, $12, ISBN 978-0-593-11446-9), ages 8–12; Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (Oct. 22, paper, $12, ISBN 978-0-593-11444-5), ages 10–18; and If I Stay by Gayle Forman (Oct. 22, paper, $12, ISBN 978-0-593-11442-1) and Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances by John Green, Lauren Myracle, and Maureen Johnson (Oct. 22, paper, $12, ISBN 978-0-593-11443-8), ages 12–18.


All the Bad Apples by Moira Fowley-Doyle (Aug. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55274-1). Letters Deena receives from her wild older sister, who has gone missing and is presumed dead, reveal a family curse. Ages 13–17.


Kindness Makes Us Strong by Sophie Beer (Dec. 24, board book, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-984816-39-9). Children display gestures of kindness in various situations. Ages up to 3.

One Snowy Morning by Kevin Tseng, illus. by Dana Wulfekotte (Nov. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-3041-5). Two woodland friends find a pile of snow decked out with funny objects that they put to creative use. Ages 2–5.

Bear Is Awake! An Alphabet Story by Hannah E. Harrison (Nov. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-18666-0). A “big bear” and a girl living in a “cozy cabin” forge an unlikely friendship in this alphabet-centric tale. Ages 3–5.

Red House, Tree House, Little Bitty Brown Mouse by Jane Godwin, illus. by Blanca Gomez (Aug. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55381-6). A mouse travels the world in this search-and-find rhyming story. Ages 3–5.

Stretchy McHandsome by Judy Schachner (Oct. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8037-4121-8). An attractive cat with a penchant for trouble finds the warm human lap he’s been longing for. Ages 3–5.

The Space Walk by Brian Biggs (Oct. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55337-3) puts an interstellar spin on the parent-child relationship theme. Ages 3–7.

The Gift Inside the Box by Adam Gran and Allison Sweet Grant, illus. by Diana Schoenbrun (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984815-46-0). A mysterious gift box searches for the perfect someone to open him. Ages 5–8.

Goodnight Bubbala by Sheryl Haft, illus. by Jill Weber (Oct. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55477-6). In this Hanukkah parody of Goodnight Moon, a quiet room becomes the setting for a family dance party. Ages 5–8.

I Want a Dog by Jon Agee (Sept. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55546-9). Will a girl find her ideal pet at an unusual animal shelter? Ages 5–8.

If I Built a School by Chris Van Dusen (Aug. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55291-8). In this companion to If I Built a Car, a boy fantasizes about his dream school. Ages 5–8.

It’s the End of the World as I Know It by Matthew Landis (Sept. 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-2801-6). Derrick is certain that the apocalypse is coming—and when it does, it looks like nothing he expected. Ages 8–12.

As Many Nows as I Can Get by Shana Youngdahl (Aug. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55385-4). The summer before college, two teens plunge into romance, particle physics, and questionable decisions. Ages 14–18.

Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera (Sept. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-10817-8). Leaving home for a summer internship, Juliet hopes to come to terms with her Puerto Rican and lesbian identities. Ages 14–18.


Kevin the Unicorn has a bad day in It’s Not All Rainbows by Jessika Von Innerebner (Oct. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984814-30-2), ages 3–7. Snowmen are back in Snowmen at Halloween by Caralyn M. Buehner, illus. by Mark E. Buehner (Aug. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55468-4), ages 3–7. Dory Fantasmagory has a new adventure in Tiny Tough by Abby Hanlon (Oct. 8, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55397-7), ages 4–8. New Ordinary People Change the World titles by Brad Meltzer, illus. by Christopher Eliopoulos, are I Am Marie Curie (Sept. 10, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55585-8), ages 5–8; and I Am Walt Disney (Sept. 10, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-2875-7), ages 8–12. And Circus Mirandus gains The Bootlace Magician by Cassie Beasley (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55263-5), ages 9–12.


Last Meeting of the Gorilla Club by Sara Nickerson (Aug. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-101-99442-9). After a classroom experiment, two boys learn that a unique way of seeing the world can lead to making a friend. Ages 10–18.

My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich by Ibi Zoboi (Aug. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-18735-3). Visiting her father in Harlem during the summer of 1984, a girl searches to find her place in a fast-changing world. Ages 10–18.

Flowers in the Gutter by K.R. Gaddy (Jan. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55541-4) recounts the story of the Edelweiss Pirates, German teens who not only survived but resisted the Nazis. Ages 12–18.

The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus (Sept. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55548-3). In this story told in two voices, two black girls from different backgrounds find love and happiness. Ages 14–18.

Penguin/Grosset & Dunlap

Snowball by Sue Hendra, illus. by Paul Linnet (Oct. 15, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09593-5). A curious little snowball makes a clumsy move on his downhill walk to town. Ages 3–5.

Matilda: Be Outrageous: Big Ideas from a Small Girl by Roald Dahl, illus. by Stephen Baxter (Sept. 10, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9361-6). This hand-lettered gift book compiles quotes and passages from Mathilda. Ages 8–12.


Llama Llama is back in Llama Llama Hide & Seek by Anna Dewdney (Jan. 14, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09356-6), ages 3–5. Little Miss Valentine joins Mr. Men and Little Miss by Adam Hargreaves (Dec. 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9360-9), ages 3–5. The Night Before gains The Night Before Groundhog Day by Natasha Wing, illus. by Amy Wummer (Dec. 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9325-8), ages 4–8. And The Little Engine That Could chugs along in Love from the Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper; Illustrated by Jill Howarth (Dec. 24, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09433-4), ages 5–8.


At the Mountain’s Base by Traci Sorell, illus. by Weshoyot Alvitre (Sept. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-3060-6). A Cherokee family separated by duty and distance waits for a loved one to return home from WWII. Ages 4–8.

Strange Birds: A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers by Celia C. Pérez (Sept. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-425-29043-9). In this summer adventure, three very different girls receive a mysterious invitation to a lavish mansion. Ages 9–12.

Each Tiny Spark by Pablo Cartaya (Aug. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47972-3). When Emilia’s father returns from deployment, they repair their relationship in the face of their changing family and community. Ages 10–18.


Señorita Mariposa by Ben Gundersheimer, illus. by Marcos Almada Rivero (Aug. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-4070-2). This bilingual story follows the annual migration of monarch butterflies from Canada to Mexico. Ages 3–5.

Home in the Woods by Eliza Wheeler (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16290-9). Eight siblings and their mother must start life all over again when their father dies. Ages 4–8.

My Tiny Pet by Jessie Hartland (Aug. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-3753-5). After her family moves and she has to find new homes for her pets, a girl creates a new, tiny pet. Ages 4–8.

The President of the Jungle by André Rodrigues et al. (Jan. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984814-74-6). In this introduction to elections, animals who are fed up with their selfish lion king decide to vote for a president. Ages 5–8.

Sing a Song: How “Lift Every Voice and Sing” Inspired Generations by Kelly Starling Lyons, illus. by Keith Mallett (Aug. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51609), reveals how two Florida brothers in 1900 wrote what has become known as the Black National Anthem. Ages 5–8.

Count Me In by Varsha Bajaj (Aug. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51724-5) tells of two unlikely friends whose anti-racism posts go viral, sparking change in the wake of a hate crime against one of their grandfathers. Ages 8–12.

Pixie Pushes On by Tamara Bundy (Jan. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51516-6). In the 1940s, a girl learns bittersweet life lessons on her family farm after her sister contracts polio. Ages 10–18.


Moneybunnies issues Save It! by Cinders McLeod (Sept. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-984812-40-7), ages 3–5.

Penguin/Penguin Teen

The Grey Sisters by Jo Treggiari (Sept. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6298-0). Two years after their siblings die in a plane accident, two sisters head to the scene of the crash to try to uncover the truth. Ages 12–up.

Penguin/Penguin Workshop

Across the Bay by Carlos Aponte (Sept. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8662-5). A boy who crosses the bay to search for his father in Old San Juan discovers the true meaning of home.

A Book of Love by Emma Randall (Dec. 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9331-9). Love and the many ways one can show it are at the heart of this picture book. Ages 3–7.

No One Likes a Fart by Zoe Foster Blake, illus. by Adam Nickel (Nov. 19, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9189-6). Can lonely Fart find a friend who likes him just the way he is? Ages 3–7.

Tomorrow I’ll Be Kind by Jessica Hische (Jan. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8704-2). This follow-up to Tomorrow I’ll Be Brave emphasizes the importance of even the smallest acts of kindness. Ages 3–7.

The Tooth Fairy vs. Santa by Jamie L.B. Deenihan, illus. by Erin Hunting (Oct. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9080-6). Saint Nick is not willing to share Christmas Eve with the Tooth Fairy. Ages 3–7.

Humpty Dumpty Lived Near a Wall by Derek Hughes, illus. by Nathan Christopher (Jan. 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9302-9). Humpty Dumpty is on a mission to question the point of the wall. Ages 10–18.


Ashley Evanson’s Hello, World visits Tokyo: A Book of Senses (Sept. 24, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9233-6) and Rio de Janeiro: A Book of Sounds (Sept. 24, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9235-0), ages 3–5. The Crayons by Drew Daywalt, illus. by Oliver Jeffers, reappear in The Crayons’ Christmas (Oct. 15, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51574-6), ages 3–7; and Love from the Crayons (Dec. 24, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9268-8), ages 5–8. Mr. Boddington’s Studio presents Chicago ABCs (Jan. 14, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9349-4) and San Francisco ABCs (Jan. 14, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9347-0), ages 3–5. Maud the Koala rolls out with Meet Maud the Koala by J.E. Morris (Jan. 21, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09436-5), ages 4–8. Rollo the bulldog stars in Uh-Oh, Rollo! (Sept. 10, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9243-5) and Where’s Rollo? (Sept. 10, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9246-6) by Reed Duncan, illus. by Keith Frawley, ages 6–7. And Arnold and Louise return in All the Fun Winter Things by Erica S. Perl, illus. by Chris Chatterton (Oct. 15, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9048-6), ages 6–8.

Princess Pulverizer is back in Gotta Warn the Unicorns (Oct. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9157-5) and Yo-Ho, Yo... NO! (Jan. 14, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9160-5) by Nancy Krulik, illus. by Ian McGinty, ages 6–8. Fantastic Frame adds Warning! Journey to Forever by Lin Oliver, illus. by Emily Kimbell and Samantha Kallis (Sept. 24, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8699-1), ages 7–9. And joining What Is the Story Of? are What Is the Story of Frankenstein? by Sheila Keenan and Who HQ, illus. by David Malan (Aug. 13, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8842-1); and What Is the Story of Wonder Woman? by Steven Korte and Who HQ, illus. by Jake Murray (Aug. 13, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8827-8), ages 8–11; and What Is the Story of Doctor Who? by Gabriel P. Cooper and Who HQ, illus. by Gregory Copeland (Oct. 15, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9106-3); and What Is the Story of the Wizard of Oz? by Kirsten Anderson and Who HQ, illus. by Robert Squier (Oct. 15, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8830-8), ages 8–12.

Who Was? greets Who Is R.L. Stine? by M.D. Payne and Who HQ (Aug. 6, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-399-53959-6) and Who Is Ruth Bader Ginsburg? by Patricia Brennan Demuth and Who HQ (Dec. 3, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9353-1), both illus. by Jake Murray; Who Was Sam Walton? by James Buckley and Who HQ, illus. by Ted Hammond (Nov. 26, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9270-1); and The Who Was? History of the World by Paula K. Manzanero and Who HQ, illus. by Robert Squier (Oct. 8, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8800-1), ages 8–11; and Who Was Mister Rogers? by Diane Bailey and Who HQ, illus. by Dede Putra (Oct. 15, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9219-0), ages 8–12. And new What Was? titles are What Was the Berlin Wall? by Nico Medina and Who HQ (Sept. 24, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8967-1) and What Were the Negro Leagues? by Varian Johnson and Who HQ (Dec. 24, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8998-5), both illus. by Stephen Marchesi, ages 8–12.

Where Is? offers Where Is the Serengeti? by Nico Medina and Who HQ, illus. by Manuel Gutierrez (Sept. 24, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9256-5); and Where Is the Vatican? by Megan Stine and Who HQ, illus. by Laurie A. Conley (Dec. 24, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9259-6), ages 8–12. Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat releases The Spacedog Cometh by Johnny Marciano and Emily Chenoweth, illus. by Robb Mommaerts (Oct. 8, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8724-0), ages 8–12. The Very Short, Entirely True History issues The Very Short, Entirely True History of Unicorns by Sarah Laskow, illus. by Sam Beck (Aug. 13, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9273-2), ages 8–12. Gudetama stars in The Twelve Mehs of Christmas by Gudetama the Lazy Egg by Francesco Sedita and Max Bisantz (Oct. 15, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9358-6), ages 10–18. And Midnight Arcade concludes with Magician’s Gambit/Wild Goose Chase! A Play-Your-Way Adventure by Gabe Soria, illus. by Kendall Hale (Sept. 3, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8435-5), ages 10–18.

Penguin/Penguin Young Reader Licenses


Sonic the Hedgehog stars in Meet Sonic! by Brandon T. Snider (Oct. 8, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09393-1), ages 3–7; and Sonic the Hedgehog: The Official Movie Novelization by Kiel Phegley (Nov. 8, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09301-6), ages 8–12. Llama Llama returns in Llama Llama Secret Santa Surprise by Anna Dewdney (Oct. 15, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9362-3), ages 4–6. Fingerlings offers Gigi’s Comedy Hour: A Fingerlings Joke Book by Brian Elling, illus. by Shane L. Johnson (Oct. 8, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9363-0), ages 4–8. And new Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal titles are Heroes of the Resistance: A Guide to the the Characters of the Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance by J.M. Lee (Nov. 12, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09539-3) and Aughra’s Words of Wisdom, illus. by Cory Godbey (Nov. 12, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09432-7), ages 12–18.


The Heart of a Whale by Anna Pignataro (Jan. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984836-27-4). Whale’s song of hope doesn’t bring him joy—until the ocean carries his mournful sigh to just the right place. Ages 3–7.

Snack Attack! by Terry Border (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-4011-5). Cookie, Pretzel, and Cheese Doodle learn that no snack is safe from the monster that is the Kid. Ages 3–7.

The Fate of Fausto: A Painted Fable by Oliver Jeffers (Sept. 3, $26.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11501-5). A greedy man claims everything he sees as his own, but then he encounters the sea. Ages 4–8.

Just Ask: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You by Sonia Sotomayor, illus. by Rafael López (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51412-1), celebrates the different abilities kids have that make each child unique. Ages 4–8.

Squeak! by Laura McGee Kvasnosky, illus. by Kate Harvey McGee (Aug. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51815-0). In this chain-reaction tale, one little noise precipitates cacophony in the animal world. Ages 4–8.

There’s a Hole in the Log on the Bottom of the Lake by Loren Long (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984837-26-4). As it turns out, there’s a whole lot more than just a log on the bottom of this lake. Ages 4–8.

The Ultimate Bet by Ed Young (Jan. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51382-7). When the Wind, Rain, and Sun debate who is the strongest, a girl passing by helps solve the argument. Ages 4–8.

We Really Do Care by Tami Lewis Brown, illus. by Tania de Regil (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984836-30-4). A boy refuses to share until he realizes that he and a girl who has nothing of her own are quite similar. Ages 4–8.

The Other Side of the Wall by Amy Ephron (Oct. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-984813-27-5). Tess and Max from The Castle in the Mist and Carnival Magic have an enchanted Christmas adventure in London. Ages 8–12.

Strike Zone by Mike Lupica (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51488-6) continues the story, begun in Heat, of a Little Leaguer with big dreams who lives in New York City with his immigrant family. Ages 10–18.

The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys (Oct. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16031-8). Set in 1957 Madrid, this novel of identity and love was inspired by Spain’s post-WWII struggles under Franco’s fascist regime. Ages 12–18.

Games of Deception: The True Story of the First U.S. Olympic Basketball Team at the 1936 Olympics in Hitler’s Germany by Andrew Maraniss (Nov. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51463-3) examines the birth of Olympic basketball at the 1936 Summer Games in Berlin. Ages 12–18.

Song of the Crimson Flower by Julie C. Dao (Nov. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-3835-8). After cruelly rejecting Bao, Lan finds her ex’s prized flute, unaware that a witch has trapped his soul inside it. Ages 12–18.

We Speak in Storms by Natalie Lund (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51800-6). On the 50th anniversary of a tornado that killed dozens of teens, an Indiana town is shaken when a second tornado touches down. Ages 12–18.


Max and Marla return in Max and Marla Are Flying Together by Alexandra Boiger (Oct. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51566-1), ages 3–5. And Mike Lupica’s Zach and Zoe Mysteriescontinues with The Hall of Fame Heist (Jan. 28, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-984836-89-2) and The Lacrosse Mix-Up (Nov. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-984836-86-1), ages 6–9.


Billy and the Minpins by Roald Dahl, illus. by Quentin Blake (Sept. 3, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11342-4). This interpretation of Dahl’s final story features new art by Blake. Ages 7–9.


Thrifty Guides releases The Thrifty Guide to Medieval Times: A Handbook for Time Travelers by Jonathan W. Stokes (Aug. 20, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-451-48028-6), ages 8–12.

Penguin/Puffin Canada

Me and Banksy by Tanya Lloyd Kyi (Jan. 7, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6691-9). When someone leaks embarrassing footage from the school’s security cameras, friends launch an art-based protest. Ages 10–up.

Broken Strings by Eric Walters and Kathy Kacer (Sept. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6624-7). An old violin and a middle-school musical unleash a dark family secret in this story about the power of music. Ages 10–14.


In a Jar by Deborah Marcero (Jan. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51459-6). How can two friends continue their magical collection—and their special friendship—when one moves away? Ages 3–7.

Billie Jean! How Tennis Star Billie Jean King Changed Women’s Sports by Mara Rockliff, illus. by Elizabeth Baddeley (Aug. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51779-5), profiles this tennis star who championed gender fairness and equality on and off the court.Ages 4–8.

Five Minutes: (That’s a Lot of Time) (No, It’s Not) (Yes, It Is) by Audrey Vernick and Liz Garton Scanlon, illus. by Olivier Tallec (Sept. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51631-6). During a busy day, a boy discovers that sometimes five minutes can feels like forever—or like no time at all. Ages 4–8.

Some Snow Is... by Ellen Yeomans, illus. by Andrea Offermann (Nov. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-399-54754-6). Three young neighbors enjoy all types of snow through the season. Ages 4–8.

The Tale of the Tiger Slippers by Jan Brett (Sept. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-399-17074-4). Set in India, this reimagining of a Middle Eastern folktale features a poor tiger whose hard work pays off. Ages 4–8.

Eats More, Shoots & Leaves: Why, All Punctuation Marks Matter! by Lynne Truss, illus. by Bonnie Timmons (Oct. 22, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-984815-74-3), is a pocket-sized compendium of these collaborators’ trio of books about punctuation. Ages 6–9.

The Best of Iggy by Annie Barrows, illus. by Sam Ricks (Jan. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-984813-30-5). This series opener introduces a boy who’s not sorry that he makes trouble—he’s only sorry to get caught. Ages 8–12.

Confessions of a Dork Lord by Mike Johnston. illus. by Marta Altés (Jan. 28, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-4081-8). An evil warlock-in-training has trouble fulfilling his great and terrible destiny. Ages 8–12.

True Tales of Triumph and Disaster: A Flicker of Courage by Deb Caletti (Jan. 7, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-984813-05-3) launches a series about a tongue-in-cheek hero in a town full of magic, mayhem, and evil. Ages 8–12.

Dead Voices by Katherine Arden (Aug. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51505-0). The trio of friends from Small Spaces are on vacation when a ghost hunter arrives to investigate hauntings at their ski lodge. Ages 10–18.

Aurelian Cycle: Fireborne by Rosaria Munda (Oct. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51821-1). Annie and Lee are rising stars in a new regime, in this debut volume of a fantasy series of rivalry, romance, and dragons.Ages 12–18.

The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh (Oct. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-3817-4) launches a romantic series set in 19th-century New Orleans, where vampires hide in plain sight. Ages 12–18.

The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee (Aug. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-4095-5). When she challenges issues of race and gender in her anonymous advice column, Jo Kuan is not prepared for the backlash. Ages 12–18.

A River of Royal Blood by Amanda Joy (Oct. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51858-7). A princess born with the magick of blood and marrow faces her older sister in a battle for the Ivory Throne. Ages 12–18.

Ziggy, Stardust and Me by James Brandon (Aug. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51764-1). In homophobic 1973, Jonathan must decide if he can be true to himself when he falls for an openly gay boy. Ages 12–18.

Frankly in Love by David Yoon (Sept. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-984812-20-9). To placate their traditional parents and gain their freedom, two Korean-American teens pretend to date each other. Ages 14–18.


Chapter Two Is Missing by Josh Lieb, illus. by Kevin Cornell (Oct. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984835-48-2). The narrator needs some help sorting things out when a chapter of the book walks off. Ages 4–6.

Bid My Soul Farewell by Beth Revis (Sept. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-59514-719-6). In this follow-up to Give the Dark My Love, Emperor Auguste plans to rid the island of necromancy. Ages 12–18.

Layoverland by Gabby Noone (Jan. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984836-12-0). Bea awakens from a fatal car accident in purgatory and must help souls cross into heaven—including the boy who caused the accident. Ages 12–18.

War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi (Oct. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-451-48167-2). In 2172 Nigeria, two sisters struggle to survive during an ongoing civil war and fight for a peaceful future. Ages 12–18.

I Know You Remember by Jennifer Donaldson (Oct. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-59514-854-4). This follow-up to Lies You Never Told Me is a thriller set in a world where nothing is quite as it seems. Ages 14–18.

Obviously: Stories from My Timeline by Akilah Hughes (Sept. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-101-99890-8). This comedian and activist traces her journey from her Kentucky childhood to her career in New York City.Ages 14–18.


Seafire adds Steel Tide by Natalie C. Parker (Sept. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47883-2), ages 12–18.


Baby Feminists Too by Libby Babbott-Klein (Sept. 10, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-451-48013-2). This companion to Baby Feminists introduces 10 more pioneering leaders. Ages up to 3.

Hi, Jack! (Sept. 3, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11379-0) and Jack Blasts Off (Sept. 3, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11385-1) by Mac Barnett, illus. by Greg Pizzoli, open a series about a mischievous rabbit, a cranky old lady, and a lovable dog. Ages 4–8.

Voyage of the Frostheart by Jamie Littler (Nov. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-451-48134-4). A song weaver and his yeti caretaker seek passage on a ship-like sleigh bound for faraway lands. Ages 8–12.

We Are Makers: Women and Girls Shaping Our World by Amy Richards (Nov. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-451-46892-5) compiles stories of trailblazing women who are profiled in the Makers video collection. Ages 8–12.

Werepenguin: The Curse of the Werepenguin by Allan Woodrow (Aug. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-451-48044-6). In this series debut, an orphan turns half-penguin when a young Bulgarian baron bites him.Ages 8–12.

All the Days Past, All the Days to Come by Mildred D. Taylor (Jan. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-399-25730-8) concludes the Logan Family saga, which includes the Newbery-winning Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Ages 10–18.

Lifting as We Climb: Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot Box by Evette Dionne (Jan. 14, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-451-48154-2) spotlights the overlooked story of the key role that black women played in the suffrage movement. Ages 10–18.

Brave the Page (Aug. 27, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-451-48029-3). This writing guide includes chapters on character, plot, and setting, as well as motivating essays from authors.Ages 12–17.

Devil Darling Spy by Matt Killeen (Jan. 21, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47925-9). In this follow-up to Orphan Monster Spy, Sarah hunts down a rogue German doctor in West Africa who might be a serial murderer. Ages 12–18.

The Prom: A Novel Based on the Hit Broadway Musical by Saundra Mitchell et al. (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984837-52-3). Emma longs to dance with her girlfriend at the senior prom, in this story of an unlikely group of friends who learn that love is always worth fighting for. Ages 12–18.

Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall (Sept. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-984837-01-1) is a novel featuring a vengeful ghost, a missing girl, and the sister who is determined to find her—at all costs. Ages 12–18.

The Storm of Life by Amy Rose Capetta (Jan. 28, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47847-4). This sequel to The Brilliant Death completes a gender-fluid fantasy duology set in a fictional country. Ages 14–18.


New Froggy stories by Jonathan London, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz, are Froggy Builds a Snowman (Jan. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-984836-36-6), ages 2–5; and Froggy Picks a Pumpkin (Aug. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-984836-33-5), ages 3–5. Llama Llama cleans up in Llama Llama Mess Mess Mess by Anna Dewdney and Reed Duncan (Aug. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-670-01644-0), ages 2–5. Joining Lost is

The Lost Cousins by Brian Cronin (Oct. 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-451-47908-2), ages 3–7. Girls Who Code presents How to Code a Rollercoaster by Josh Funk, illus. by Sara Palacios (Sept. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-425-29203-7), ages 4–8. Edison Beaker, Creature Seeker returns in The Lost City by Frank Cammuso (Nov. 19, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-425-29195-5), ages 8–12. The Last Kids on Earth reappear in The Last Kids on Earth and the Midnight Blade by Max Brallier and Douglas Holgate (Sept. 17, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-425-29211-2), ages 8–12. And Sally Green’s The Smoke Thieves enter The Demon World (Aug. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-425-29024-8), ages 14–18.


Red Riding Hood by Beatrix Potter, illus. by Helen Oxenbury (Sept. 24, $20, ISBN 978-0-241-37534-1). Written more than a century ago but never-before-illustrated, this book offers a slightly darker take on the classic tale. Ages 3–7.


Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit stars in A Pumpkin for Peter (Aug. 13, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-241-35874-0) and The Tale of Peter Rabbit: Holiday Edition (Oct. 15, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-14-137749-0), ages 3–5; and Peter Rabbit 2: 8 x 8 Movie Tie-in (Jan. 14, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-241-41566-5), ages 3–7. And Spot returns in Find Spot at the Library (Sept. 3, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-241-38796-2) by Eric Hill, ages 3–5.

Penny Candy

Trini’s Big Leap by Beth Kephart and Alexander de Wit, illus. by William Sulit (Aug. 13, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-9996584-5-1), encourages children to try new activities, even if they seem difficult at first. Ages 5–8.

The Cloud Lasso by Stephanie Schlaifer, illus. by Melodie Stacey (Nov. 12, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-9996584-4-4). Delilah uses a trick her grandfather taught her to overcome her sadness after his death. Ages 6–11.

The Pear Tree by Luli Gray, illus. by Madelyn Goodnight (Oct. 8, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-9996584-6-8). This folktale retelling, Gray’s final work, aims to help children understand concepts of mortality and immortality. Ages 8–12.

Sam! by Dani Gabriel, illus. by Robert Liu-Trujillo (Sept. 10, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-9996584-3-7). In this story about embracing one’s true self, Sam is a nine-year-old boy whose family knows him as a girl named Isabel. Ages 8–12.



Tales of Ramion adds The Body Collector by Frank Hinks (Oct. 1, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-909938-20-5), ages 8–12.

Peter Pauper

Lost and Found by JiWon Beck (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4413-3186-1). In this wordless tale, an indigenous girl befriends a weak and hungry polar bear who returns her kindness during a storm. Ages 3–8.

This Cowgirl Ain’t Kiddin’ about the Potty by Sarah Glenn Fortson and Russ Cox (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4413-3165-6). A cowgirl in a 10-gallon hat and a two-quart diaper says she has no time to use the potty. Ages 3–8.


100 Questions About... issues 100 Questions About Sharks by Simon Abbott (Aug. 1, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4413-3107-6), ages 7–12.


Art This Way by Tamara Shopsin and Jason Fulford (Oct. 16, board book, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-7148-7721-1) offers an interactive introduction to art from the Whitney Museum’s collection. Ages 2–4.

Wrinkles by J.R. (Sept. 11, board book, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-83866-016-1). This photographer and artist presents an ode to wrinkles and the stories they tell. Ages 2–6.

The Ball Book: From Footballs to Eyeballs and Everything In-Between by Joshua David Stein, illus. by Marcus Oakley (Sept. 18, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-83866-012-3), compares and contrasts a range of sports balls. Ages 3–5.

Yves Klein Covered People in Paint and Wasn’t Sorry by Fausto Gilberti (Sept. 11, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-83866-014-7) introduces this contemporary artist and forerunner of minimalism and Pop art. Ages 4–7.

Extinct by Lucas Riera and Jack Tite (Oct. 21, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-83866-037-6) showcases animals that no longer live on the planet and provides information on how to save existing species. Ages 5–8.

The Silver Spoon for Children, New Edition: Favorite Italian Recipes by Amanda Grant and Harriet Russell (Sept. 18, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-83866-019-2) celebrates the 10th anniversary of this cookbook. Ages 7–10.

Phoenix International/PI KIds

Baby Santa: A Mirror Book by Emily Skwish, illus. by Anita Schmidt (Aug. 15, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-4641-1), is a holiday search-and-find book. Ages up to 2.

Precious Moments: Whooo Loves You, Baby? A Mirror Book by Emily Skwish (Nov. 15, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-4928-3), views parent-and-child animal pairs. Ages up to 2.

Fox Gives Thanks by Erin Rose Wage, illus. by John John Bajet (Oct, 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-4672-5). A simple act of kindness ripples outward in a community. Ages 3–6.

Naughty or Nice? by Erin Rose Wage, illus. by Alex Willmore (Aug. 15, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-4671-8), is a Yuletide tale of opposites. Ages 3–6.

Rocket and Rover/All About Rockets by Emily Skwish, illus. by Henry W. Ng (Nov. 15, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-4820-0). A rocket befriends a rover in this flip book containing rocket facts. Ages 3–6.

Sloth Sees the World/All About Sloths by Susan Rich Brooke, illus. by Julilustrador (Nov. 15, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-4821-7). In this flip book with sloth info, a sloth embarks on a journey. Ages 3–6.

Treat or Trick? by Emily Skwish, illus. by Kim Barnes (Aug. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-4670-1). When Halloween and Opposite Day fall on the same day, monsters have an innovative celebration. Ages 3–6.

Jurassic World: Dinosaurs in Your World by Riley Beck (Aug. 1, board book, $27.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-4597-1). This sound book provides tips for surviving in a dinosaur-human world. Ages 4–8.

Encyclopaedia Britannica: Around the World: Sights and Sounds for Adventure Seekers by Claire Winslow, illus. by Shutterstock Artists (Oct.1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-4576-6), explores various regions’ history, culture, natural wonders, and languages. Ages 7–10.


What Do You See? adds Around the World by Kathy Broderick, illus. by Shutterstock Artists (Aug. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-4628-2), ages up to 2. A Book in Four Languages presents My Colors by Broderick (Aug. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-4702-9) and My Numbers by Claire Winslow (Aug. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-4701-2), both illus. by Kris Dresen, ages 1–3. Listen and Learn adds Baby Einstein: Here We Go! by Emily Skwish (Oct. 15, board book, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-4794-4); ages 1–3. New Little Sound Book titles are Disney Junior Fancy Nancy: Ooh La! La! I Love Being Fancy by Kathy Broderick (Aug. 1, board book, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-4594-0), ages 3–6; Potty Time with Thomas: A Potty Training Sound Book by Susan Rich Brooke (Oct. 15, board book, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-4795-1), ages 3–6; and Sesame Street: It’s Cool to Be Kind by Erin Rose Wage, illus. by Tom Brannon (Dec. 1, board book, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-4912-2), ages 3–6. And I’m Ready to Read offers DreamWorks Trolls: Poppy’s Pals! by Kathy Broderick (Aug. 1, board book, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-4572-4, ages 3–6.

Frozen 2 tie-ins are Glow Flashlight Adventure Book by Emily Skwish (Oct. 4, board book, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-4765-4) and Little Sound Book by Erin Rose Wage (Oct. 4, board book, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-4727-2), ages 3–6; Look and Find by Skwish (Oct. 4, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-4358-8) ages 4-8; and Skwish’s I’m Ready to Read (Oct. 4, board book, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-4602-2), ages 5–7. My First Look and Find picks up Disney Junior Fancy Nancy by Kathy Broderick (Sept. 15, board book, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-4594-0); and Thomas and Friends by Claire Winslow, illus. by Nigel Chilvers (Dec. 1, board book, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-4796-8), ages 3–6. Look and Find adds Best of Marvel by Derek Harmening, Jennifer H. Keast, and Rachel Halpern, illus. by Art Mawhinney (Aug. 15, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-4789-0); and Ugly Dolls by Emily Skwish (October 15, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5054-8), ages 5–7. And Shaped Look and Find issues JoJo Siwa: Out of This World by Claire Winslow (Oct. 15, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-4927-6), ages 6–9.


BTS: K-Pop Kings by Helen Brown (Oct. 8, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-64517-137-9) is a fan guide to this Korean boy band. Ages 8–12.


Bodega Cat by Louie Chin (Sept. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-57687-932-0). A savvy city cat takes readers through his day “running” the family bodega in New York City. Ages 3–5.

The Climbing Tree by John Stith (Nov. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-57687-934-4). Two brothers’ imaginations can create a world within a tree’s branches, but can the siblings find a way to share the same space? Ages 3–7.

Ignore the Trolls by Jordan Gershowitz, illus. by Sandhya Prabhat (Oct. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-57687-933-7). A timid boy learns to ignore the vicious trolls besieging the kingdom. Ages 4–8.

Prestel Junior

Yum Yummy Yuck by Amanda Jane Jones and Cree Lane Jones (Sept. 3, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7405-5) aims to teach babies and toddlers what they should and shouldn’t put in their mouths. Ages 1–3.

The Big Book of Everything You Need to Get the Job Done by Mia Cassany, illus. by Maria Suarez Inclan (Oct. 22, $14.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7404-8), showcases tools of the trade needed for various careers. Ages 3–6.

A Dragon on the Roof: A Children’s Book Inspired by Antoni Gaudí by Cecile Alix, illus. by Fred Sochard (Sept. 10, $14.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7391-1). A dragon lands on the roof of Antoni Gaudí’s Casa Batlló, in this story introducing the Spanish architect’s work. Ages 4–8.

Taxi Ride with Victor by Sara Trofa, illus. by Elsa Klever (Sept. 17, $14.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7406-2). An extraterrestrial taxi driver with a bad memory stars in this tale about friendship and opportunities. Ages 4–8.

Great Streets of the World: From London to San Francisco by Mia Cassany, illus. by Agusti Sousa (Oct. 8, $14.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7403-1), tours 16 vibrant streets worldwide. Ages 5–9.

Totem: Spirit Animals of Ancient Civilizations by Mia Cassany, illus. by Nacho Eterno (Oct. 22, $14.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7401-7), reveals the importance of animals in various ancient civilizations. Ages 5–9.

What’s Cooking at 10 Garden Street? Recipes for Kids from Around the World by Felicita Sala (Sept. 10, $14.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7397-3) is a storybook with recipes from a variety of culinary traditions. Ages 6–9.

Into the Deep Sea by Wolfgang Dreyer, illus. by Annika Siems (Oct. 8, $25, ISBN 978-3-7913-7390-4). A submarine explores the marine world. Ages 7–18.

My Big Book of the World’s Greatest Art by Louise Lockhart (Oct. 8, $19.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7395-9) offers an interactive tour of 10,000 years of art history. Ages 8–12.


All Around Bustletown by Rotraut Susanne Berner welcomes Spring (Nov. 12, board book, $12.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7409-3) and Winter (Sept. 3, board book, $12.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7415-4), ages 2–5.

Princeton Architectural Press

Look, It’s Raining by Mathieu Pierloot, illus. by Maria Dek (Sept. 17, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61689-828-1). On a rainy day, Camille explores the natural world. Ages 3–6.

A Life Made by Hand: The Story of Ruth Asawa by Andrea D’Aquino (Sept. 3, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61689-836-6) profiles the life of the sculptor and activist. Ages 5–8.

Patience, Miyuki by Roxane Marie Galliez, illus. by Seng Soun Ratanavanh (Oct. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-61689-843-4). A boy anxiously waits for a spring flower to bloom in this intergenerational story about patience. Ages 5–8.

The Atlas of Amazing Birds by Matt Sewell (Oct. 1, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-61689-857-1). This ornithologist examines the habits and habitats of birds around the world. Ages 5–10.

Animal Habitats: Search & Find by Sam Hutchinson, illus. by Sarah Dennis (Aug. 27, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61689-849-6). Cut-paper illustrations and scientific facts introduce readers to ecology, animals, and food chains. Ages 6–9.


Meet the Architect! welcomes Patricia Geis’s Frank Lloyd Wright (Nov. 5, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-61689-593-8), ages 8–12.

Printers Row

Disney Stories for 3-Year-Olds (Sept. 10, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4435-8) retells 14 classic Disney tales. Ages 3–5.


Disney Babies releases Disney Baby: 1, 2, 3 What Do You See? by Maggie Fischer (Aug. 20, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4354-2), ages up to 2. The Itsy Bitsy Spider: La araña chiquitita (Sept. 10, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4466-2), joins Canticos, ages up to 2. Lift & Slide issues Disney Baby: Peek and Play by Fischer (Sept. 17, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4353-5), ages up to 2. Disney Mickey Clubhouse celebrates Christmas (Sept. 24, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4501-0), ages 3–5. Marvel Flying Super Heroes by Sally Little, illus. by Dario Brizuela (Oct. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4407-5), is a new Marvel title, ages 3–5. Paw Patrol adds 1 Pup, 2 Pups, 3 Pups, More! by Fischer (Sept. 17, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4441-9), ages 3–5. Sesame Street presents The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone (Aug. 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4023-7), ages 3–5. And Thomas & Friends return in Five Useful Engines by Fischer (Sept. 10, board book, $11.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4416-7), ages 3–5.

39-Button Sound Books offers Star Wars: Battles by Benjamin Harper (Oct. 1, board book, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4446-4), ages 3–5. Paw Patrol Pups on the Go by Steve Behling (Aug. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4310-8) joins Carryalong Projectors, ages 3–5. New Fisher Price Lift-the-Flaps by Matt Mitter are Fisher-Price Little People: Christmastime Is Here! (Sept. 17, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4359-7) and Fisher-Price Little People: Valentine’s Day Is Here! (Dec. 3, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4360-3), ages 3–5. Googly Eyes greets Disney Muppet Babies: Fly South by Maggie Fischer, illus. by Mike Jackson (Oct. 15, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4297-2), ages 3–5. Joining Movie Theater Storybooks are Disney Princess Movie Theater Storybook & Movie Projector by Brandi Dougherty and Amelia Hansen, illus. by Violet Caamano et al. (Aug. 20, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4239-2); and Marvel Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse Movie Theater Storybook by Eleni Roussos (Oct. 15, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4326-9), ages 3–5. And Music Player Storybooks picks up Disney Fancy Nancy Music Player (Aug. 13, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4278-1) and Disney Princess Music Speaker (Oct. 29, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4433-4) by Courtney Acampora, ages 3–5.

Disney Mickey & Friends Let’s Look for Colors by Susan Amerikaner (Sept. 10, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4330-6) joins Open Door Books, ages 3–5. Sliding Tab gains Top Wing: Let’s Fly! by Maggie Fischer, illus. by Mike Jackson (Sept. 10, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4249-1), ages 3–5. Disney Ducktales continues with Duck, Duck, Golf! by Fischer, illus. by Luca Usai et al. (Sept. 3, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4234-7), ages 6–8. Disney Vampirina stars in Ghoul of Rock by Courtney Acampora (Sept. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4406-8), ages 6–8. Marvel Spider-Man is back in Spider-Man Steals the Show by Joann Padgett, illus. by Glass House Graphics (Aug. 13, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4280-4), ages 6–8. New 10-Button Sound Books by Benjamin Harper are Star Wars: Droids (Oct. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4380-1) and Star Wars: Villains (Oct. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4447-1), ages 6–8. Disney Die-Cut Classics celebrates Disney Mickey’s Christmas Carol (Sept. 17, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4426-6), ages 6–8. And My Little Pony Cutie Mark Crew is a new Collector’s Guide by Rachael Upton (Sept. 24, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4312-2), ages 8–12.


Arnica, the Duck Princess by Ervin Lazar, trans. by Anna Bentley, illus. by Jacqueline Molnar (Aug. 13, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-78269-220-1). After a witch casts a spell on a princess and the pauper whom she loves, the two search for a cure. Ages 7–10.

Through the Water Curtain, edited by Cornelia Funke (Oct. 8, $20, ISBN 978-1-78269-200-3), provides new introductions to 13 fairy tales from across the globe. Ages 9–12.


The Power Book: What Is It, Who Has It and Why? by Claire Saunders, Georgia Amson-Bradshaw, et al., illus. by Joelle Avelino (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-78240-830-7), discusses power, equality, and civil rights. Ages 7–11.


An ABC of Equality by Chana Ginelle Ewing, illus. by Paulina Morgan (Sept. 3, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-742-8), is an alphabet book focused on equality and the importance of intersectionality. Ages up to 5.

Apple Cake: A Gratitude by Dawn Casey, illus. by Genevieve Godbout (Sept. 3, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-215-7). A child gives thanks for all the gifts nature provides.Ages 3–5.

The Little Fir Tree by Christopher Corr (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-662-9) presents a modern retelling of this Hans Christian Andersen tale. Ages 4–7.

A World Full of Spooky Stories by Angela McAllister, illus. by Andronic Madalina (Sept. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4148-0), collects tales from across the globe. Ages 6–9.

High-Five to the Hero: 15 Classic Tales Retold for Boys Who Dare to Be Different by Vita Murrow (Oct. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-782-4). These retellings provide a contemporary take on what it is to be a hero and heroine. Ages 7–10.

This Book Is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell, illus. by Aurélia Durand (Jan. 7, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4521-1), addresses identities, histories, and anti-racism initiatives. Ages 11–15.


New Little People, Big Dreams titles by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara are Music Stars (Oct. 1, $39.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4323-1), ages up to 7; Josephine Baker, written with Agathe Sorlet (Aug. 6, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4315-6); and Lucy Maud Montgomery, illus. by Anuska Allepuz (Aug. 6, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4319-4), ages 1–3; Jane Goodall, illus. by Beatrice Cerocchi (Aug. 6, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4317-0), ages 4–8; and Mary Shelley, illus. by Yelena Bryksenkova (Oct. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-748-0); and Zaha Hadid, illus. by Asun Amar (Oct. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-745-9), ages 5–8. And The Story Orchestra plays on with Swan Lake by Katy Flint, illus. by Jessica Courtney Tickle (Oct. 1, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-4150-3), ages 5–9.


The Vlogger’s Handbook: Love It! Live It! Vlog It! by Shane Birley, illus. by Audrey Malo (Sept. 17, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-7112-4287-6), is a guide to setting up, editing, and building an audience for a vlog. Ages 11–13.


Wonder Art Workshop: Creative Child-Led Experiences for Nurturing Imagination, Curiosity, and a Love of Learning by Sally Haughey (Nov. 19, paper, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-63159-773-2) presents 25 activities encouraging kids to imagine, experiment, and discover. Ages 5–up.

Ultimate Slime Extreme Edition: 100 New Recipes and Projects for Oddly Satisfying, Borax-Free Slime-DIY Cloud Slime, Kawaii Slime, Hybrid Slimes, and More! by Alyssa Jagan (Nov. 19, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-63159-827-2). This teenage YouTuber and Instagrammer serves up slime recipes. Ages 6–up.

Math Art and Drawing Games for Kids: Fun Art Projects to Build Amazing Math Skills by Karyn Tripp (Dec. 3, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-63159-769-5) outlines art projects to bring creativity to mathematics. Ages 8–12.

Study with Me: Effective Bullet Journaling Techniques, Habits, and Hacks to Be Successful, Productive, and Organized by Jasmine Shao and Alyssa Jagan (Oct. 8, paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63159-778-7) is a guide to studying, time management, and productivity. Ages 13–up.

Quarto/Walter Foster Jr.


Little Concepts presents A Is for Apricat: Learn Your ABCs with These Deliciously Adorable Food & Critter Mash-Ups! by Mauro Gatti (Sept. 3, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-63322-722-4), ages up to 6. And ABC for Me gains ABC What Can He Be? Boys Can Be Anything They Want to Be, from A to Z by Jessie Ford (Oct. 1, board book, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-63322-724-8), ages 3–6.

Quarto/Wide Eyed

Catch Cat: Discover the World in This Search and Find Adventure by Claire Grace, illus. by Andy Council (Sept. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-766-4), challenges kids to spot a world-traveling cat. Ages 4–7.

Encyclopedia of Animals by Jules Howard, illus. by Jarom Vogel (Oct. 1, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-462-5), is a guide to residents of the animal kingdom. Ages 6–9.

Mythologica: An Encyclopedia of Gods, Monsters and Mortals from Ancient Greece by Stephen P. Kershaw, illus. by Victoria Topping (Sept. 3, $30, ISBN 978-1-78603-193-8), showcases 50 gods, goddesses, mortals, and monsters from Greek mythology. Ages 7–10.

The Rocking Book of Rocks by Florence Bullough and Amy Ball, illus. by Anna Alanko (Aug. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-873-9), is a guide to rocks, minerals, and gems. Ages 8–11.


Portrait of an Artist welcomes Frida Kahlo by Lucy Brownridge, illus. by Sandra Dieckmann (Sept. 3, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-642-1); and Vincent van Gogh by Brownridge, illus. by Edith Carron (Sept. 3, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-646-9), ages 5–7. Joining 50 States is 50 Trailblazers of the 50 States by Howard Megdal, illus. by Abbey Lossing (Nov. 5, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-78603-967-5), ages 6–10. And Illuminightmare by Lucy Brownridge, illus. by Carnovsky (Oct. 1, $30, ISBN 978-1-78603-547-9), is a new See 3 Images in 1 title, ages 7–up.

Quarto/Words & Pictures

Hope by Corrine Averiss and Sébastien Pelon (Aug. 20, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7112-4174-9). A boy learns about the power of hope when his dog stays overnight at the vet for an operation. Ages 3–5.

Winter Sleep: A Hibernation Story by Sean Taylor et al. (Sept. 17, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7112-4284-5). A child and his grandmother observe how the earth sleeps in winter. Ages 5–7.


Bright Start releases My Turn, Your Turn: A Story About Sharing (Sept. 17, $12.95, ISBN 978-0-7112-4444-3) and One More Time: A Story About Perseverance (Sept. 17, $12.95, ISBN 978-0-7112-4441-2) by Nancy Loewen, illus. by Hazel Michelle Quintanilla, ages 1–3. My World in 100 Words celebrates Christmas in 100 Words, illus. by Sophie Beer (Oct. 15, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7112-4263-0), ages 1–3. Surya Sajnani’s Wee Gallery Cloth Books adds Roly Poly Panda (Oct. 15, board book, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-7112-4487-0) and Swing Slow, Sloth (Oct. 15, board book, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-7112-4489-4), ages 1–3. And In a Nutshell offers The Ancient World in 100 Words by Clive Gifford, illus. by Gosia Herba (Oct. 15, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7112-4466-5); and The United States in 100 Words by Nancy Dickmann and Natalia Zaratiegui, illus. by Paul Boston (Sept. 17, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-7112-4243-2), ages 7–11.


The GayBCs by M.L. Webb (Oct. 22, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68369-162-4). This inclusive ABC book demonstrates that every identity deserves to be celebrated. Ages 4–8.


Pop Classics adds Home Alone 2: Lost in New York: The Classic Illustrated Story-book, illus. by Kim Smith (Oct. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68369-136-5), ages 4–8. Comic Quests picks up Knights Club: The Buried City: The Comic Book You Can Play by Shuky, illus. by Waltch (Jan. 14, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68369-147-1), ages 8–12. And Kid Legends introduces Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change by Robin Stevenson (Sept. 24, $13.95, ISBN 978-1-68369-141-9), ages 9–12.