Random House

All Kinds of Families by Suzanne Lang (Oct. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-553-49940-7) pays tribute to nontraditional family structures. Ages up to 3.

I Am the Lorax by Courtney Carbone, illus. by Tom Brannon (Jan. 14, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11914-3), is a board book based on The Lorax. Ages up to 3.

I Believe in Bunnycorns by Danielle McLean, illus. by Prisca Le Tandé (Jan. 7, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12643-1). Half-unicorn, half-bunny creatures star in this sequel to I Love My Llamacorn. Ages up to 3.

A Valentine for Uni the Unicorn by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illus. by Brigette Barrager (Dec. 17, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-984850-22-5). Uni hopes to receive a Valentine from a special someone. Ages up to 3.

The Evil Princess vs. the Brave Knight by Jennifer Holm, illus. by Matthew Holm (Aug. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-7134-8), introduces an unlikely pair: she casts terrible spells, while he fights dragons. Ages 3–7.

Grumpy Monkey Party Time! by Suzanne Lang, illus. by Max Lang (Oct. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11862-7). Jim Panzee manages his social anxiety in this sequel to Grumpy Monkey. Ages 3–7.

I Wonder by Kari Anne Holt, illus. by Kenard Pak (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-1422-2). A diverse group of kids tries to make sense of the world as they see it. Ages 3–7.

Love You Always by Frances Stickley, illus. by Migy Blanco (Oct. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12400-0). A mother hedgehog assures her offspring that her love is enduring, no matter what else changes. Ages 3–7.

There’s an Elf in Your Book by Tom Fletcher, illus. by Greg Abbott (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984893-44-4). Do you have what it takes to make Santa’s Nice List? An elf puts kids to the test. Ages 3–7.

Hey Grandude! by Paul McCartney, illus. by Kathryn Durst (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-64867-3) introduces a cool grandfather who’s an intrepid explorer with tricks up his sleeve. Ages 4–6.

Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum by Dr. Seuss, illus. by Andrew Joyner (Sept. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-399-55912-9), is a never-before-published Dr. Seuss book about creating and looking at art. Ages 7–up.

The Creakers by Tom Fletcher, illus. by Shane DeVries (Sept. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-7334-2). Lucy meets creatures who live under kids’ beds and have taken all the grown-ups to an upside-down world. Ages 8–12.

Doctor Who: The Maze of Death by David Solomons (Oct. 15, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-984896-01-8). The heroine of Doctor Who: The Secret in Vault 13 faces a problem only a Time Lord can solve. Ages 8–12.

Real Pigeons Fight Crime by Andrew McDonald, illus. by Ben Wood (Jan. 7, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11942-6), launches a series featuring crime-fighting pigeons. Ages 8–12.

Shine! by J.J. and Chris Grabenstein (Nov. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-1766-7). A girl is convinced she’s not a person who was born to shine stars, in this novel about finding your place in the universe. Ages 8–12.

Two Girls, a Clock, and a Crooked House by Michael Poore (Sept. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-525-64416-3). The impossible proves possible in this journey through time, space, and the depths of the human heart. Ages 8–12.

When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller (Jan. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-1570-0). A girl coming to terms with her grandmother’s illness makes a deal with a magical tiger from Korean folklore. Ages 8–12.

The World Ends in April by Stacy McAnulty (Sept. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-6761-7). When a scientist predicts that an asteroid will soon strike Earth, Eleanor starts the End of the World Club. Ages 8–12.

What I Carry by Jennifer Longo (Jan. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53771-0) is a novel centering on a teenage girl about to age out of the foster care system. Ages 12–18.

American Royals by Katharine McGee (Sept. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-984830-17-3). Two American princesses vie for the crown in this novel set in a world where love can still change the course of history. Ages 14–18.


Sesame Street rolls along with Cookie Monster’s Foodie Truck by Naomi Kleinberg (Sept. 10, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-984895-87-5), ages up to 3; and Sunny Day: A Celebration of Sesame Street by Joe Raposo (Oct. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984848-18-5), ages 4–8. New Dr. Seuss titles are Dr. Seuss’s ’Tis the Season: A Holiday Celebration (Sept. 24, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-984848-13-0), all ages; and Dr. Seuss’s Spring Things (Jan. 7, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-984895-09-7) and Dr. Seuss’s Things Love (Dec. 10, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-984851-88-8), both illus. by Tom Brannon, ages up to 3. Leo Lionni’s Friends welcomes A Little Book About 123s by Kristen Depken (Jan. 7, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-525-58230-4), ages up to 3. Holly Hatam’s Mythical Creatures Are Real! gains Fairies Are Real! (Sept. 3, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-525-64885-7), ages up to 3. I Look Up To... introduces Misty Copeland (Nov. 5, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-984852-14-4) and Oprah Winfrey (Nov. 5, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-984852-12-0) by Anna Membrino, illus. by Fatti Burke, ages up to 3. And Just a Snowy Vacation by Mercer Mayer (Sept. 3, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-984830-77-7) is a new Pictureback, ages 3–7.

Elbow Grease zooms on in Elbow Grease vs. Motozilla by John Cena, illus. by Howard McWilliam (Oct. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-7353-3), ages 3–7. The Berenstain Bears get in the holiday spirit in The Berenstain Bears’ Merry Christmas by Stan Berenstain (Sept. 10, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-984894-31-1), ages 4–8. Step into Reading presents John Cena’s Elbow Grease: Get Out and Play (Jan. 7, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-525-57758-4) and My Monster Truck Family (Jan. 7, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-525-57755-3), both illus. by Dave Aikins, ages 4–6. Joining Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library is The 100 Hats of the Cat in the Hat: A Celebration of the 100th Day of School by Tish Rabe, illus. by Aristides Ruiz and Joe Mathieu (Aug. 6, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-525-57995-3), ages 5–8. Magic Tree House picks up Narwhal on a Sunny Night by Mary Pope Osborne, illus. by AG Ford (Jan. 7, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-525-64836-9), ages 6–9. Stepping Stone Books continues with Minecraft Woodsword Chronicles: Deep Dive! by Nick Eliopulos, illus. by Luke Flowers (Sept. 3, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-984850-51-5), ages 6–9. Dragons in a Bag greets The Dragon Thief by Zetta Elliott, illus. by Geneva B (Oct. 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-7049-5), ages 8–12. And Game for Life welcomes Troy Aikman by Clarence Hill Jr. (Sept. 3, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-63565-252-9), ages 8–12.

Random House Graphic

The Runaway Princess by Johan Troïanowski (Jan. 21, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12416-1). In this fantastical graphic novel, a princess can’t resist the lure of adventure—but her parents aren’t on board. Ages 8–12.


Bathtime Mathtime: Shapes by Danica McKellar, illus. by Alicia Padron (Nov. 12, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93396-1). This follow-up to Bathtime Mathtime offers a lesson on identifying shapes. Ages up to 3.

Kiki & Jax: The Life-Changing Magic of Friendship by Marie Kondo and Salina Yoon (Nov. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-2564-626-6). Two pals learn the joy of cleaning up in this tale by a tidying superstar. Ages 3-7.

Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species by Sabina Radeva (Oct. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-984894-91-5) is a picture-book adaptation of Darwin’s groundbreaking work. Ages 4–8.

Fairy Science by Ashley Spires (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-58139-0). All the fairies believe in magic—except Esther, a budding fairy scientist. Ages 4–8.

Brave. Black. First.: 50 African American Women Who Led the Way by Cheryl Hudson, illus. by Erin K. Robinson (Jan. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-64581-8). Published in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, this volume spotlights trailblazing women. Ages 8–12.

Clean Getaway by Nic Stone (Jan. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-984892-97-3) presents a road-trip journey through American race relations past and present. Ages 8–12.

Nessie Quest by Melissa Savage (Jan. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-525-64567-2). Two friends set off to find the Loch Ness Monster. Ages 8–12.

Overview, Young Explorer’s Edition: A New Way of Seeing Earth by Benjamin Grant and Sandra Markle (Oct. 29, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-984832-02-3). Satellite images reveal Earth’s natural beauty and the destructive ways humans have impacted the environment. Ages 8–12.

Talespinners: Saving Fable by Scott Reintgen (Sept. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-525-64668-6). In this series debut, Indira, who’s always been a side character, is chosen to attend Protagonist Preparatory. Ages 8–12.

Caught! Nabbing History’s Most Wanted by Georgia Bragg, illus. by Kevin O’Malley (Sept. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-6741-9), profiles 14 infamous culprits, including Blackbeard, Al Capone, and Jesse James. Ages 10–14.

Reach for the Skai: How to Inspire, Empower, and Clapback by Skai Jackson (Oct. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-984851-54-3). In her memoir, this actor and activist discusses self-acceptance and girl empowerment.Ages 10–14.

Nameless Queen by Rebecca McLaughlin (Jan. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-0026-3). How long can a peasant who becomes ruler keep the crown if everyone wants her dead? Ages 12–18.

Jackpot by Nic Stone (Oct. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984829-62-7) offers a romantic novel examining class, privilege, and making your own luck in the world. Ages 14–18.


Futureface: A Family Mystery, a Search for Identity, and the Truth About Belonging by Alex Wagner (Jan. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984896-62-9) is a young readers’ adaptation of this story of a journalist who travels the world to solve the mystery of her ancestry. Ages 10–18.

The Babysitters Coven by Kate M. Williams (Sept. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-70737-0). A coven of witchy babysitters realize their calling is to protect the innocent and save the world from evil. Ages 12–18.

Color Me In by Natasha Díaz (Aug. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-57823-9) is a novel about the meaning of friendship, the joyful beginnings of romance, and the effects of racism and religious intolerance. Ages 12–18.

Girls Who Run the World: 31 CEOs Who Mean Business by Diana Kapp, illus. by Bijou Karman (Oct. 15, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-984893-05-5). This book about women leaders meshes biography and business how-to. Ages 12–18.

Camelot Rising: The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White (Nov. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-58167-3) opens a trilogy reimagining the Arthurian legend. Ages 12–18.

House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig (Aug. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-984831-92-7). As her sisters mysteriously die one-by-one on their island estate, Annaleigh unravels the curse that haunts her family. Ages 12–18.

Scars Like Wings by Erin Stewart (Oct. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-984848-82-6). A year after the fire that destroyed her world and disfigured her face, Ava meets a fellow survivor who inspires her to create a new life. Ages 12–18.

The Far Away Brothers: Two Teenage Immigrants Making a Life in America by Lauren Markham (Aug. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984829-77-1) is a YA adaptation of this story of twins who escaped El Salvador’s violence to build new lives in California as undocumented immigrants. Ages 14–18.

Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon (Oct. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-64782-9) launches a fantasy duology about three selected maidens, two lovely sisters, and one dark tradition. Ages 14–18.

Point of View by Patrick Bard (Dec. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984851-76-5) is a fictional account of a naive and confused teenage boy’s addiction to online pornography. Ages 14–18.

Who Put This Song On? by Morgan Parker (Sept. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-70751-6). A black teen searches for her identity while others see her depression as a lack of faith and blackness as something to ignore. Ages 14–18.

One of Us Is Next by Karen M. McManus (Jan. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-525-70796-7). In this sequel to One of Us Is Lying, there’s a new mystery to solve at Bayview High—and a new set of rules. Ages 14–up.


Fairy Mom and Me flies on in Fairy Unicorn Wishes by Sophie Kinsella, illus. by Marta Kissi (Jan. 28, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12049-1), ages 7–10. Samantha Spinner returns in Samantha Spinner and the Boy in the Ball by Russell Ginns (Jan. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-984849-19-9), ages 8–12. Perfect Score lands Perfect Star by Rob Buyea (Oct. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-6463-0), ages 9–12. Last Reality continues with Otherlife by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller (Nov. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-101-93940-6), ages 12–18. And Brandon Sanderson’s Skyward picks up Starsight (Nov. 26, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-399-55581-7), ages 12–18.



Disney Frozen 2 tie-ins are Tabbed Board Book (Oct. 4, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-4057-8), ages up to 3; and Deluxe Junior Novelization (Dec. 10, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-4030-1), ages 8–12. Little Golden Books offers Disney Frozen 2 (Oct. 4, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-4020-2), ages 2–5; and Big Golden Books adds Disney Frozen 2 (Oct. 4, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-4034-9), ages 3–7. Joining Picturebacks are Disney Princess: Aurora’s Story by Courtney Carbone (Sept. 3, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-4058-5) and Disney Frozen 2 Deluxe Pictureback (Oct. 4, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-4035-6), ages 3–7. And Step into Reading gains Disney Frozen 2 Deluxe Step into Reading #1 (Oct. 4, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-4026-4) and Disney Frozen 2 Deluxe Step into Reading #2 (Oct. 4, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7364-4028-8), ages 4–6.


Bad Dog by Mike Boldt (Nov. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984847-97-3). What happens when a girl who really wants a dog gets a cat instead? Ages 3–7.

Emergency Kittens! by Jody Jensen Shaffer, illus. by Dave Mottram (Jan. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984830-08-1). Felines come to the rescue when someone’s having a bad day. Ages 3–7.

Happy Hair by Mechal Renee Roe (Oct. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-984895-54-7) celebrates African-American girls and their beautiful hair. Ages 3–7.

A Is for Audra: Broadway’s Leading Ladies from A to Z by John Robert Allman, illus. by Peter Emmerich (Nov. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-64540-5), offers an alphabetical showcase of theater actresses. Ages 3–7.

Ruby Red Shoes by Kate Knapp (Jan. 21, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12346-1). In the world of Ruby Red Shoes and her grandmother, friends are always welcome. Ages 3–7.

The Tree That’s Meant to Be by Yuval Zommer (Sept. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11967-9). This story of a crooked little fir tree delivers a message about love and embracing what makes you different. Ages 3–7.

Unicorns 101 by Cale Atkinson (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984830-36-4). This book of facts sets the record straight about unicorns. Ages 3–7.

I Will Always Be Your Bunny: Love from the Velveteen Rabbit by Frances Gilbert, illus. by Julianna Swaney (Dec. 24, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-984893-41-3). Inspired by The Velveteen Rabbit, this gift book celebrates friendship and love. Ages 4–8.


Baby Astrology issues four sign-specific titles by Roxy Marj, among them Dear Little Aquarius (Dec. 31, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-984895-27-1) and Dear Little Taurus (Dec. 31, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-984895-33-2), ages up to 3. Joining Jill McDonald’s Hello, World! are Arctic Animals (Oct. 8, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-525-64757-7), Construction Site (Jan. 7, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-984896-70-4), Pets (Oct. 8, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-525-64759-1), and Rainforest Animals (Jan. 7, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-984896-72-8), ages up to 3. And Welcome, Baby by Dubravka Kolanovic introduces Hello, Bunny (Dec. 10, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12361-4) and Love You, Baby (Dec. 10, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12359-1), ages up to 3.


The Poky Little Puppy’s Valentine by Diane E. Muldrow, illus. by Sue DiCicco (Dec. 17, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-984850-07-2). The title character loves anything red in this tale with soft flocking. Ages up to 3.


Familiar Richard Scarry vehicles appear in Richard Scarry’s Busy Busy Airport (Sept. 3, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-984894-21-2) and Richard Scarry’s Busy Busy Farm (Sept. 3, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-984894-23-6), ages up to 3. New Little Golden Books are I Love You, Daddy! (Dec. 31, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-984892-51-5) and I Love You, Mommy! (Dec. 31, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-984852-57-1) by Edie Evans, illus. by Melanie Demmer; and I’m a Dragon by Mallory Loehr, illus. by Joey Chou (Jan. 7, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-984849-44-1), ages 2–5. And Christmas Is Golden by Diane E. Muldrow (Sept. 3, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-984852-16-8) joins World of Little Golden Books, ages 3–7.


Everyone Counts by Judy Sierra, illus. by Marc Brown (Sept. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-64620-4). Animals build a zoo in this rhyming counting tale about teamwork. Ages 3–7.

Once upon a Goat by Dan Richards, illus. by Eric Barclay (Aug. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-7374-8). A king and queen who wish for a child of their own end up with a kid (of the goat variety). Ages 3–7.

How Do You Go to Sleep? by Kate McMullan, illus. by Sydney Hanson (Oct. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-57944-1), spotlights the bedtime routines of various animals. Ages 4–8.

Just Like Me by Vanessa Brantley-Newton (Jan. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-58209-0) compiles poems celebrating girls of all personalities. Ages 4–8.

The Seekers by Hari and Deepti (Aug. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-0152-9). A band of brave adventurers journey to save their village in these papercut artists’ debut picture book. Ages 4–8.

The 47 People You’ll Meet in Middle School by Kristin Mahoney (Aug. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-6513-2). An older sibling tells her younger sister what to expect from middle school. Ages 8–12.

Sauerkraut by Kelly Jones, illus. by Paul Davey (Sept. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-6595-8). A boy’s summer plans go sideways when the ghost of his great-great-grandmother demands his attention. Ages 8–12.

A Swirl of Ocean by Melissa Sarno (Aug. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-2012-4). A girl found on the beach as a toddler discovers that the ocean holds unexpected secrets, in this story of family and belonging. Ages 8–12.

White Bird: A Wonder Story by R.J. Palacio (Oct. 1, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-525-64553-5). This graphic novel inspired by Wonder conveys the power of kindness and courage in a time of war. Ages 8–12.

Code Like a Girl: Rad Tech Projects and Practical Tips by Miriam Peskowitz (Aug. 13, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-1389-8). This roundup of coding projects provides step-by-step instructions. Ages 10–18.

It’s a Whole Spiel: Love, Latkes, and Other Jewish Stories, edited by Katherine Locke and Laura Silverman (Sept. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-64616-7). David Levithan and Nova Ren Suma are among the contributors to this collection of stories about Jewish teens. Ages 12–18.

19 Love Songs by David Levithan (Dec. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984848-63-5). This compendium of stories about love includes fiction, nonfiction, and a story-in-verse. Ages 14–18.

Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett (Oct. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-984829-95-5). In a prejudiced community, an HIV-positive teen navigates fear, disclosure, and self-acceptance when she first falls in love. Ages 14–18.

The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman (Oct. 3, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-553-51066-9). The second volume in Pullman’s Book of Dust series returns to the fantasy world of His Dark Materials. Ages 14–18.

Wildfire by Carrie Mac (Jan. 28, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-55629-6) relays the story of Annie and Pete, two best friends on a dangerous and emotional trek through the woods. Ages 14–18.


Banjo by Graham Salisbury (Oct. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-375-84264-1) offers a story about a boy and his dog, and the choice that will test their loyalty and trust. Ages 10–18.

The Long Ride by Marina Budhos (Sept. 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-553-53422-1). In 1970s New York City, three mixed-race friends from Queens are part of a busing experiment to integrate a new school. Ages 10–18.

Random/Make Me a World

Mama Mable’s All-Gal Big Band Jazz Extravaganza! by Annie Sieg (Oct. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-1808-4) visits music halls of the 1940s, when young female jazz musicians broke racial and gender barriers. Ages 4–8.

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-64707-2). In a society that denies monsters exist, a teen faces tough choices when a creature emerges from a painting, determined to hunt a monster. Ages 12–18.

Gravity by Sarah Deming (Nov. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-58103-1). A young Jewish-Dominican boxer in Brooklyn learns to fight for what she wants. Ages 14–18.

Random/Rodale Kids

ABCs of Kindness by Patricia Hegarty, illus. by Summer Macon (Dec. 24, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12307-2). This tabbed alphabet book underscores the importance of kindness. Ages up to 3.

Sincerely, You: Letter-Writing to Change the World by Savannah Maddison (Nov. 19, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-63565-355-7). This teenage founder of Savannah’s Soldiers, a school-based letter-writing foundation, encourages readers to write to individuals in need of love and support. Ages 8–12.


Mindfulness Moments for Kids issues Breathe Like a Bear (Oct. 8, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-984894-11-3) and Listen Like an Elephant (Oct. 8, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-984894-10-6) by Kira Willey, illus. by Anni Betts, ages up to 3.

Random/Schwartz & Wade

A Fox Found a Box by Ged Adamson (Oct. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984830-53-1). In this tale about mindfulness, a fox whose radio breaks discovers that the forest is filled with its own rhythm and music. Ages 3–7.

Little Penguins by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Christian Robinson (Oct. 15, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-984830-58-6). A penguin family enjoys a snowy day. Ages 3–7.

Stormy: A Story About Finding a Forever Home by Guojing (Sept. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-7176-8). In this wordless tale, a patient woman befriends a scared and lonely dog in the park and gradually gains its trust. Ages 3–7.

What Is a Refugee? by Elise Gravel (Sept. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-12005-7). This book aiming to help children better understand our world explores what it means to be a refugee. Ages 3–7.

The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read by Rita Lorraine Hubbard, illus. by Oge Mora (Jan. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-6828-7), tells the true story of Walker, who learned to read at the age of 116. Ages 4–8.

Paper Son: The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist by Julie Leung, illus. by Chris Sasaki (Sept. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-7187-4), profiles this Chinese-American animator who was responsible for bringing Disney’s Bambi to life. Ages 4–8.

Vote for Our Future! by Margaret McNamara, illus. by Micah Player (Jan. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984892-80-5). In this story about voting, students learn how to find and use their voices to effect change. Ages 4–8.

Thurgood by Jonah Winter, illus. by Bryan Collier (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-6533-0), profiles Thurgood Marshall, the first black justice on the Supreme Court, who was a giant of the civil rights movement. Ages 5–9.

The Miracle & Tragedy of the Dionne Quintuplets by Sarah Miller (Aug. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-1381-2) relays the story of these babies, born in 1934, of whom the Ontario government took custody, allegedly to protect their privacy, and then exploited them as tourist attractions. Ages 12–18.

Rebel Girls

Ada Lovelace Cracks the Code by Rebel Girls, illus. by Marina Munn (Nov. 12, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-7331-7618-7). From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes a historical novel about the life and adventures of this mathematician. Ages 6–9.

Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business by Rebel Girls, illus. by Salini Perera (Nov. 12, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-7331-7619-4). This historical novel is based on the life of America’s first self-made millionaire. Ages 6–9.

Red Chair


ABCs on Holiday welcomes ABCs at the Haunted House by Jennifer Marino Walters, illus. by Nathan Y. Jarvis (Aug. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63440-876-9), ages 4–8. New Ways We Go: Look! Books by Joanne Mattern are We Go on a City Bus (Aug. 1, $25.32, ISBN 978-1-63440-634-5), We Go on a Ferry (Aug. 1, $25.32, ISBN 978-1-63440-633-8), We Go on a School Bus (Aug. 1, $25.32, ISBN 978-1-63440-635-2), We Go on a Subway (Aug. 1, $25.32, ISBN 978-1-63440-631-4), We Go on a Train (Aug. 1, $25.32, ISBN 978-1-63440-630-7), and We Go on an Airplane (Aug. 1, $25.32, ISBN 978-1-63440-632-1), ages 5–8. Mattern’s Core Content Science: Animal Top Ten offers Animal Appetites (Aug. 1, $25.32, ISBN 978-1-63440-694-9), Animal Athletes (Aug. 1, $25.32, ISBN 978-1-63440-693-2), Animal Tricksters (Aug. 1, $25.32, ISBN 978-1-63440-695-6), Most Dangerous (Aug. 1, $25.32, ISBN 978-1-63440-690-1), Smartest Animals (Aug. 1, $25.32, ISBN 978-1-63440-691-8), and Ugliest Animals (Aug. 1, $25.32, ISBN 978-1-63440-692-5), ages 7–10.

Red Chair/One Elm

Trevor Lee and the Big Uh Oh! by Wiley Blevins, illus. by Marta Kissi (Sept. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-947159-06-8). When all third graders must read aloud at parents’ night, will Trevor’s inability to read be revealed? Ages 8–10.

Red Dove, Listen to the Wind by Sonia Antaki, illus. by Andrew Bosley (Oct. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-947159-12-9). A Lakota Sioux girl struggling with her identity begins a journey to find her true place in the world. Ages 9–14.

Red Deer

Kate’s Ring by Donna Grassby (Sept. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-88995-567-7). In a 1920s industrial town, Kate is determined to guide her parents and siblings through heartbreak and tragedy. Ages 12–15.

Qaqavii by Miriam Korner (Sept. 30, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-88995-570-7). Newly arrived in Manitoba, Emmylou makes new friends and helps train sled dogs for the Arctic Quest race. Ages 12–18.


The Spectacular Vision of Oskar Dunkelblick by Hattie Holden Edmonds (Oct. 1, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-910453-64-3). A homeless teen with chronic conjunctivitis tries on a life-changing pair of glasses. Ages 14–18.

Ripple Grove

Selfie the Elfie by Savage Steve Holland and Andrea Tripke (Oct. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-9990249-7-3). When Santa’s suit goes missing, a selfie-taking elf might save the day. Ages 4–7.


The Magician by Sherri Maret, illus. by Pamela Behrend (Sept. 4, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-937054-76-2). Can Buddy the Bunny help Holly make it as a big-time magician? Ages 5–10.

T.R. & Skip: The Colorado Dog That Went to the White House by Andrew Gulliford (Aug. 6, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-937054-04-5). In 1905, when a terrier saves Teddy Roosevelt’s life, the president adopts the dog. Ages 10–14.

The Boy Who Survived by Alton Carter (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-937054-91-5). The author of The Boy Who Carried Bricks, who entered foster care at the age of nine, continues his personal survival story. Ages 11–up.


The National Park Mysteries rolls out with The Day Old Faithful Stopped: A Yellowstone National Park Mystery by Roy Deering (Sept. 3, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-937054-80-9), ages 10–16.



Totally Gross & Awesome by John Townsend, illus. by David Antram, sails along with The Mayflower Facts & Jokes (Nov. 5, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-912904-58-7) and Space Facts & Jokes (Nov. 5, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-912904-59-4), ages 7–14.


Oh No! Look What the Cat Dragged in by Joy H. Davidson, illus. by Jenny Cooper (Sept. 3, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-912904-60-0). Grandma’s kitty sneaks out nightly and brings back a string of increasingly icky creatures. Ages 3–6.



Classic Graphic Fiction gains 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne (Sept. 3, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-912904-52-5) and Beowulf: Monster Slayer (Sept. 3, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-912904-53-2), both illus. by Li Si Dong, ages 9–14.

San Diego Zoo

Mosi Musa: A True Tale About a Baby Monkey Raised by His Grandmother by Georgeanne Irvine (Oct. 3, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-943198-09-2). After a monkey has a challenging start to life, his grandmother raises him. Ages 6-10.

Ty the Quiet Giraffe by Carrie Hasler, illus. by Barbara Ball (Oct. 24, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-943198-08-5). Maybe being quiet is what makes Ty special. Ages 4-8.

Sasquatch/Little Bigfoot

You Are Home with Me by Sarah Asper-Smith, illus. by Mitchell Watley (Nov. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63217-224-2), depicts the ways that animals create a home for their young. Ages 3–7.

Cryptid Creatures: A Field Guide by Kelly Milner Halls, illus. by Rick Spears (Sept. 24, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63217-210-5), examines 50 mysterious creatures that fall between the realms of real and imaginary. Ages 7–12.


Growing to Greatness welcomes Just Like Beverly: A Biography of Beverly Cleary by Vicki Conrad, illus. by David Hohn (Aug. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63217-222-8); and [em]Think Smart, Be Fearless:

A Biography of Bill Gates[/em] by Sharon Mentyka, illus. by Vivien Mildenberger (Oct. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63217-176-4), ages 5–9.


All Colors by Amalia Hoffman (Sept. 28, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-5791-6) introduces the concepts of colors and diversity. Ages up to 6.

Try: Building Confidence for Children by Joseph S. Dimare, illus. by John Wilson (Aug. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-5778-7), delivers a positive message about trying new things. Ages 4–8.

Bipolar Bear: A Resource to Talk About Mental Health by Victoria Remmel (Oct. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-5805-0) sheds light on mental illness and helps families communicate about the topic. Ages 5–8.

C Jumped over Three Pots and a Pan and Landed Smack in the Garbage Can by Pamela Jane, illus. by Hina Imtiaz (Sept. 28, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-5795-4). When the letter C falls into the garbage, the rest of the alphabet saves him from landing in the dump. Ages 5–8.

Do Penguins Have Pediatricians? by Patrick O’Donnell, illus. by Erik Mehlen (Aug. 28, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-5777-0). Arctic and Antarctic creatures ease kids’ fears about visiting the doctor. Ages 5–8.

If the Shoe Fits by Deb Guarino, illus. by Seth Hippen (Nov. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-5843-2), presents a comical twist on Cinderella. Ages 5–8.

The Lobsters’ Night Before Christmas by Christina Laurie, illus. by Elizabeth Moisan (Oct. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-5826-5), is an undersea retelling of Clement C. Moore’s classic rhyme. Ages 5–8.

Max’s Box: Letting Go of Negative Feelings by Brian Wray, illus. by Shiloh Penfield (Sept. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-5804-3), discusses the effects of holding in one’s emotions and explores how to manage them. Ages 5–8.

The Wolf Will Not Come by Myriam Ouyessad, illus. by Ronan Badel (Aug. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-5780-0). A mother rabbit helps calm a bunny’s bedtime anxieties. Ages 5–8.

Yikes! Santa Claus Is in His Underpants! by Ed Carosia (Sept. 28, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-5829-6). It’s almost time for Santa Claus to deliver presents, but he can’t find his suit. Ages 5–8.

Something Is Bugging Samantha Hansen by Nancy Viau (Aug. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-5776-3). A young scientist discovers that working toward a goal can be both challenging and rewarding. Ages 8–12.


Fox and Goat Mysteries issues The Misplaced Toy Hammer by Misti Kenison (Sept. 28, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-5800-5), ages up to 6. Where Is My... by Laurent Richard releases Where Is My Robot? (Oct. 28, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-5817-3) and Where Is My Stuffed Animal? (Oct. 28, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-5818-0), ages up to 6. And Unhinged History adds The Bathysphere Boys: The Depth-Defying Diving of Messrs. Beebe and Barton by Ted Enik, illus. by G.F. Newland (Sept. 28, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-5793-0), ages 8–12.


The Dinky Donkey by Craig Smith, illus. by Katz Cowley (Nov. 5, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-338-60083-4). The star of The Wonky Donkey has a daughter in this sequel. Ages 3–5.

Bedtime Adventures with Sunny Day, Nella the Princess Knight, and Shimmer and Shine by Mickie Matheis (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-53874-8) features stories about Nick Jr. characters and includes a built-in projector that displays additional images. Ages 4–6.

Go Away, Unicorn by Emily Mullock (Sept. 3, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-57571-2). Alice’s life is turned upside-down when a unicorn shows up at her birthday party wanting to be her best friend. Ages 4–8.

I Am Doug the Pug (Sept. 3, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-338-35953-4) reveals the daily life of this canine social media celebrity. Ages 4–8.

Grumpy Unicorn: Why Me? by Joey Spiotto (Sept. 3, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-338-56541-6) is a comics collection about the world’s grumpiest unicorn. Ages 7–10.

KleptoDogs: It’s Their Turn Now! Gemdog’s Fetching Guide to Fun by Daphne Pendergrass (Sept. 3, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-338-55604-9) introduces the KleptoDogs game. Ages 7–10.

Animals: Witness Life in the Wild Featuring 100s of Species (Oct. 1, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-338-36005-9) profiles more than 1,000 animal species. Ages 8–11.

Fearless Felines: 30 True Tales of Courageous Cats by Kimberlie Hamilton (Nov. 5, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-35583-3) offers an illustrated compendium of famous felines in history, plus cat facts. Ages 8–11.

The Fear Zone by K.R. Alexander (Sept. 3, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-338-57717-4). When five kids are invited to a cemetery at midnight, an evil force is unleashed. Ages 8–12.

Alyssa Milano’s Hope: Project Middle School by Alyssa Milano and Debbie Rigaud, illus. by Eric S. Keyes (Oct. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-32940-7) debuts a series about a smart girl determined to change the world. Ages 8–12.

Scholastic Book of World Records 2020 (Nov. 5, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-57570-5) and Scholastic Year in Sports 2020 by James Buckley Jr. (Dec. 3, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-56550-8) highlight record-breaking achievements of 2019. Ages 9–12.


The following are additions to Acorn Books: Crabby Book by Jonathan Fenske offers Wake Up, Crabby! (Nov. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-28161-3), ages 4–6. New to Hello, Hedgehog! by Norm Feuti is Let’s Have a Sleepover! (Sept. 3, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-28141-5), ages 4–6. Princess Truly, who sports rocket boots and magical sparkly curls, debuts in I Am a Super Girl! (Sept. 3, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-33998-7) and Off I Go! (Dec. 3, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-34003-7) by Kelly Greenawalt, illus. by Amariah Rauscher, ages 4–6. Mister Shivers by Max Brallier, illus. by Letizia Rubegni, takes off with Beneath the Bed and Other Scary Stories (Sept. 3, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-31853-1), ages 5–7. And Unicorn and Yeti by Heather Ayris Burnell, illus. by Hazel Quintanilla, rolls along with Friends Rock (Oct. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-32907-0), ages 5–7. These are new Branches Books: Super Monsters welcomes Super Pals/Super Pets (Sept. 3, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-338-56885-1) and Adventures in Monster-Sitting: Level 1 Reader by Shannon Penney (Dec. 3, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-56886-8), ages 4–6. Diary of a Pug by Sonia Sander, illus. by Kyla May Horsfall, starts up with Pug Blasts Off (Oct. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-53003-2), ages 5–7. Boa Constructor joins Binder of Doom by Troy Cummings (Sept. 3, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-31469-4), ages 6–8. Last Firehawk issues The Cloud Kingdom by Katrina Charman, illus. by Judit Tondora (Dec. 3, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-30717-7), ages 6–8. And Once upon a Fairy Tale kicks off with The Magic Mirror (Sept. 3, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-34971-9) and The Stolen Slipper (Dec. 3, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-34975-7) by Anna Staniszewski, illus. by Macky Pamintuan, ages 6–8.

Scholastic Reader, Level 2 buzzes along with Fly Guy Presents: Monster Trucks by Tedd Arnold (Oct. 1, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-338-35389-1), ages 6–8. DC Comics: Secret Hero Society issues Field Trip Disaster by Derek Fridolfs (Oct. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-27329-8), ages 7–10. Guide to Creating Comics in 3-D by Kate Howard, illus. by Dav Pilkey (Oct. 1, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-338-56884-4), is new to Dog Man, ages 7–10. Feisty Pets takes off with The Gotcha Games, illus. by Andrew Farley (Sept. 3, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-338-54586-9), ages 7–10. Geronimo Stilton Classic Tales introduces Geronimo Stilton Retells the Classics: A Christmas Carol (Oct. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-54695-8), ages 7–10. And Minecraft presents The Ultimate Minecraft Builder’s Guide (Nov. 5, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-59471-3), ages 7–10.

New She-Ra titles by Tracey West are Rebel Princess Guide (Sept. 3, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-55621-6) and Song of the Sea Witch, illus. by Amanda Schank and Hedvig Haggman-Sund (Nov. 5, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-338-58103-4), ages 7–10. Weirdo by Anh Do adds Super Weird! (Sept. 3, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-338-30565-4), ages 7–10. Game On! releases Game On! 2020 (Nov. 5, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-57569-9), ages 8–11. Go! Field Guide swims along with Sharks (Sept. 3, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-53955-4), ages 9–12. Horizon serves up Liferaft by Aditi Khorana (Sept. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-35390-7), ages 9–12. Halo expands with Meridian Divide by Cassandra Rose Clarke (Oct. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-28099-9), ages 12–18. And Riverdale greets He Loves Me, She Loves Me Not by Jenne Simon (Dec. 3, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-338-56014-5) and Riverdale: Novel #3 by Micol Ostow (Oct. 15, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-55262-1), ages 12–18.

Also due are additions, in various formats, to the following series: Bakugan, Captain Underpants, Dragon Masters, Harry Potter, Lego Jurassic World, Lego Movie 2, Peppa Pig, Pokémon, Puppy Place, and Scholastic Early Learners.

Scholastic en Español

Little Eva Loves/La pequeña Eva Adora by Rebecca Elliott (Dec. 3, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-56594-2). This bilingual tale reveals all that Little Eva loves. Ages up to 3.

I Need a Hug/Necesito un abrazo by Aaron Blabey (Sept. 3, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-338-56595-9). A tiny porcupine finally meets an animal who is happy to hug him. Ages 3–5.

Titles in Spanish

Say Something! (Di algo!) by Peter H. Reynolds (Sept. 3, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-338-56596-6), ages 3–5; Dog Breath (Aliento perruno) by Dav Pilkey (Sept. 3, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-56597-3) and The Greatest Adventure (La aventura más grande) by Tony Piedra (Sept. 3, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-338-56598-0), ages 4–8; Titanosaur (Titanosaurio) by Diego Pol and Jose Luis Carballido, illus. by Florencia Gigena (Sept. 3, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-56599-7), ages 6–9. Los Tipos Malos en el ataque de los zombigatitos (The Bad Guys in Attack of the Zittens) by Aaron Blabey (Sept. 3, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-338-56602-4), ages 7–10; and Pangato #1: Soy Yo. (Catwad #1: It’s Me.) by Jim Benton (Sept. 3, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-338-56601-7), ages 8–12.


Scholastic Early Learners introduces My First 500 Words/Mis primeras 500 palabras (Sept. 3, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-59315-0), ages up to 3.

Series in Spanish

Scholastic Reader Level 1 picks up Around the World with Peppa (La vuelta al mundo con Peppa), illus. by Eone (Sept. 3, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-338-23331-5), ages 4–8; Hombre Perro (Dog Man) by Dav Pilkey presents Lord of the Fleas (El señor de las pulgas) (Sept. 3, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-56600-0), ages 6–9. And Sarai returns in Saraí y la feria alrededor del mundo (Sarai and the Around the World Fair) by Sarai Gonzalez and Monica Brown (Sept. 17, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-338-33085-4), ages 7–10.

Scholastic Focus

Girl Under a Red Moon: Growing Up During China’s Cultural Revolution by Da Chen (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-26386-2). Chen tells of growing up with his older sister during the Cultural Revolution. Ages 8–12.

Her Own Two Feet: A Rwandan Girl’s Brave Fight to Walk by Meredith Davi and Rebeka Uwitonze (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-35637-3). A Rwandan girl born with club feet travels to the United States alone for the chance to walk on the bottoms of her feet for the first time. Ages 9–12.

Nazi Saboteurs: Hitler’s Secret Attack on America by Samantha Seiple (Dec. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-25914-8) examines a Nazi plot to attack on American soil and the brave individuals who prevented it. Ages 9–12.

Bendy and the Ink Machine: Dreams Come to Life by Adrienne Kress (Sept. 3, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-34394-6) debuts a series based on this horror video game. Ages 12–17.

Scholastic Paperbacks


Diary of an Ice Princess glides along with On Thin Ice by Christina Soontornvat (Oct. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-338-35399-0), ages 7–10. Kitten Kingdom by Mia Bell welcomes Tabby Takes the Crown (Oct. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-338-29237-4), ages 7–10. Thea Stilton Mouseford Academy picks up A Fashionable Mystery by Thea Stilton (Sept. 3, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-545-87096-2), ages 7–10. Project Z by Tommy Greenwald continues with Zombies Are People, Too (Sept. 3, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-30596-8), ages 8–12. And Wish releases Snow One Like You by Natalie Blitt (Oct. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-28098-2), ages 8–12.

Also due are additions, in various formats, to the following series: Geronimo Stilton, Geronimo Stilton and the Kingdom of Fantasy, Thea Stilton, I Survived, and Puppy Place.

Scholastic Press

Potty All-Star by Ross Burach (Sept. 3, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-338-28933-6) brings a basketball theme to a potty-training story. Ages 1–4.

Don’t Call Me Bear! by Aaron Blabey (Sept. 17, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-36002-8). A feisty little koala explains why he is not a bear. Ages 3–5.

The Squirrels Who Squabbled by Rachel Bright, illus. by Jim Field (Sept. 17, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-53803-8). Two greedy squirrels go on a wild pinecone chase. Ages 3–5.

Don’t Tell the Nazis by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch (Dec. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-31053-5) is a story revealing compassion and sacrifice among young friends when the Nazis arrive in a Ukrainian village in 1941. Ages 8–12.

The Forgotten Girl by India Hill Brown (Nov. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-31724-4). This ghost story incorporates a storyline about reclaiming an abandoned segregated cemetery. Ages 8–12.

Hearts of Ice by Adi Rule (Sept. 3, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-338-33274-2). Evangeline wakes up to discover that she has a twin sister, and they were born in a land of snow and magic. Ages 8–12.

Rose Coffin by M.P. Kozlowsky (Oct. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-31047-4). Misfit Rose is captured by otherworldly creatures in this fantasy adventure. Ages 8–12.

Words on Fire by Jennifer A. Nielsen (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-27547-6). Audra tries to save her activist parents by joining a network of smugglers during Russia’s 1893 occupation of Lithuania. Ages 8–12.

Allies by Alan Gratz (Oct. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-24572-1) reimagines D-Day through the eyes of a U.S. soldier, a female spy in France, a paratrooper, and a medic on the beach battlefield. Ages 9–12.

Child of the Dream: A Memoir of 1963 by Sharon Robinson (Sept. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-28280-1). Jackie Robinson’s daughter shares memories of the year she turned 18, a key year in the civil rights movement. Ages 9–12.

Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater (Nov. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-338-18832-5) launches the Dreamer fantasy trilogy, featuring Ronan Lynch from the author’s Raven Cycle books. Ages 12–18.

Creep by Eireann Corrigan (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-09508-1). After moving into a new house, a family finds that someone—or something—does not want them there. Ages 12–18.

Rated by Melissa Grey (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-28357-0) is a novel set at an academy where students are numerically rated by their actions, determining their place in society. Ages 12–18.

Shadowscent by P.M. Freestone (Nov. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-33544-6). In an empire where scent is everything, Rakel has a knack for fragrances, but her skills aren’t enough to save her dying father. Ages 12–18.

Caster by Elsie Chapman (Sept. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-33262-9). Aza unwittingly accepts an invitation to a high-stakes, underground magic fighting tournament. Ages 13–17.

Tarnished Are the Stars by Rosiee Thor (Oct. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-31227-0) is a queer science-fantasy novel about a teen who illegally provides black market medical technology to the sick and injured. Ages 14–18.


Nic Bishop adds Nic Bishop Big Cats by Bishop (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-545-60577-9), ages 7–10. Pepper Party by Jay Cooper serves up The Pepper Party Is Completely Cursed (Oct. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-338-29706-5), ages 7–10. Revenge of the Invisible Boy (Oct. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-35571-0) joins Goosebumps Slappyworld by R.L. Stine, ages 8–12. Paws vs. Claws (Sept. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-24580-6) is a new Queenie and Arthur Mystery by Spencer Quinn, ages 8–12. Upside-Down Magic by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins offers The Big Shrink (Sept. 3, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-338-22151-0), ages 8–12. City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab issues Tunnel of Bones (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-11104-0), ages 9–12. Sixties Trilogy by Deborah Wiles wraps up with Anthem (Sept. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-545-10609-2), ages 9–12. Amber & Dusk by Lyra Selene greets Diamond & Dawn (Dec. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-54759-7), ages 12–18. Joining Special Forces by Chris Lynch is Minesweeper (Dec. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-545-86165-6), ages 12–18. And Impostors by Scott Westerfeld visits Shatter City (Sept. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-15041-4), ages 13–17.

Scholastic/Blue Sky

Wildfire by Rodman Philbrick (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-26690-0). Sam relies on survival skills he learned from his late father to escape the raging wildfire that ravages his Maine summer camp. Ages 8–12.

Love and the Rocking Chair by Diane and Leo Dillon (Oct. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-33265-0). This tale inspired by the Dillons’ own rocking chair pays tribute to love passed from generation to generation. Ages 3–5.


I Love All of Me by Lorie Ann Grover, illus. by Carolina Buzio (Sept. 17, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-28623-6), celebrates self-esteem. Ages up to 3.

I Love Mozart: My First Sound Book, illus. by Marion Billet (Oct. 1, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-54710-8). Children press a button to hear samples of Mozart’s music. Ages up to 3.

Little Eva Loves by Rebecca Elliott (Dec. 3, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-54910-2) features all the things a young owl loves. Ages up to 3.

Prayers for Little Hearts by Sandra Magsamen (Sept. 3, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-35981-7) collects first prayers. Ages up to 3.

Roar! Roar! I’m a Dinosaur! by Jo Lodge (Sept. 3, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-338-54781-8). This chunky board book with sliding tabs introduces dinosaurs. Ages up to 3.

Teeny Tiny Santa by Rachel Matson, illus. by Joey Chou (Sept. 17, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-338-31849-4). A teeny tiny fox in a teeny tiny village gets a special Christmas visitor. Ages up to 3.

Twas the Night Before Christmas! by Sandra Magsamen (Sept. 3, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-35980-0) adapts this classic for babies. Ages up to 3.

Where Is Fuzzy Penguin?, illus. by Yayo Kawamura (Nov. 5, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-338-53802-1), is a search-and-find story with a touch-and-feel element. Ages up to 3.

Peek-a-Boo Art: Goodnight, Starry Night by Amy Guglielmo and Julie Appel (Oct. 15, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-32498-3) launches a series featuring famous works of art and die-cut pages. Ages 2–4.


Future Baby by Lori Alexander, illus. by Allison Black, looks ahead to Future Engineer (Sept. 17, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-338-31223-2), ages up to 3. And Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold zips along with Attack of the 50-Foot Fly Guy! (Sept. 3, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-338-56626-0), ages 4–8.

Scholastic/Chicken House

All the Colors of Magic by Valija Zinck (Dec. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-54061-1). When Penelope wakes up with sparkling red hair, she discovers her father is a wizard and she has inherited his powers. Ages 8–12.

Frostfire by Jamie Smith (Oct. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-54063-5). Sabira is among those chosen to journey to the top of a glacier, a feat that will guarantee her a life of importance. Ages 8–12.


Bone Talk by Candy Gourlay (Nov. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-34963-4). In the late 19th century, a boy and a girl in the Philippines contemplate the future of their friendship as Americans invade their country. Ages 8–12.

Legends of the Sky by Liz Flanagan (Oct. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-34966-5). This fantasy centers on a servant girl who witnesses a murder and finds herself caring for the last remaining dragon eggs. Ages 8–12.


Guts by Raina Telgemeier (Sept. 17, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-545-85250-0). In this graphic memoir, Raina’s upset stomach coincides with her worries about food, school, and changing friendships. Ages 8–12.

The Midwinter Witch by Molly Knox Ostertag (Nov. 5, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-54055-0). Aster prepares to compete in a witchery tournament in this companion to The Witch Boy and The Hidden Witch. Ages 8–12.

The Seventh Voyage: Star Diaries by Stanislaw Lem, trans. by Michael Kandel, illus. by Jon J Muth (Oct. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-545-00462-6). An astronaut stuck in a time loop meets his past and future selves. Ages 8–12.


Dog Man by Dav Pilkey gains For Whom the Ball Rolls (Aug. 13, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-23659-0), ages 6–9; and Dog Man #8 (Dec. 10, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-32321-4), ages 7–18. Mr. Wolf’s Class by Aron Nels Steinke continues with Lucky Stars (Sept. 3, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-04783-7), ages 7–10. Baby-Sitters Club Graphix expands with Boy-Crazy Stacey by Ann M. Martin, illus. by Gale Galligan (Sept. 3, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-338-30451-0), ages 8–12. It’s Me, Two (Sept. 17, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-338-32603-1) joins Catwad by Jim Benton, ages 8–12. Sunny by Jennifer L. Holm, illus. by Matthew Holm, shines on with Sunny Rolls the Dice (Oct. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-23314-8), ages 8–12. And Wings of Fire Graphic Novels by Tui T. Sutherland, illus. by Mike Holmes, issues The Hidden Kingdom (Oct. 15, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-34405-9), ages 8–12.


The Great Santa Stakeout by Betsy Bird, illus. by Dan Santat (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-16998-0). Freddy schemes to get a selfie with Santa, fresh out of the chimney. Ages 4–8.

The Whispering Wars by Jaclyn Moriarty (Oct. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-25587-4). The students from an orphanage school and a posh boarding school face off in an athletic tournament in their magical town. Ages 8–12.

The Year We Fell from Space by Amy Sarig King (Oct. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-23636-1). Liberty feels like her whole world is falling from space when divorce begins to affect all members of her family. Ages 8–12.

Take the Mic: Fictional Stories of Everyday Resistance by Bethany Morrow (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-34370-0) features works—of poetry, prose, and art—by a range of authors. Ages 12–18.


Harry Potter conjures up Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: The Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling, illus. by Jim Kay (Oct. 8, $47.99, ISBN 978-0-545-79142-7), ages 9–15; and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Journey: Behind the Scenes of the Award-Winning Stage Production by Harry Potter Theatrical Productions and Jody Revenson (Sept. 17, $39.99, ISBN 978-1-338-27403-5), ages 10–13.


Long Ago, on a Silent Night by Julie Berry, illus. by Annie Won (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-27772-2), celebrates the wonder of the nativity story and the marvel of every baby. Ages up to 3.

I Love My Glam-Ma! by Samantha Berger, illus. by Sujean Rim (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-15183-1), is an appreciation of grandmothers who are young at heart. Ages 3–5.

Two Tough Trucks by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Rebecca J. Gomez, illus. by Hilary Leung (Sept. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-23654-5). Mac and Rig figure out how to get along when they’re paired up at school. Ages 3–5.

Now You Know What You Eat by Valorie Fisher (Oct. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-21546-5) examines what we eat and where ingredients come from. Ages 4–7.

River by Elisha Cooper (Oct. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-338-31226-3). A traveler and her canoe take a scenic journey down the Hudson River. Ages 4–8.

The Brain Is Kind of a Big Deal by Nick Seluk (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-338-16700-9). Anthropomorphized organs and body parts investigate the science behind what the brain helps us do. Ages 6–9.

Everything Awesome About Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Beasts by Mike Lowery (Oct. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-338-35972-5) offers an illustrated compendium of dino facts. Ages 7–10.


Monkey and Cake by Drew Daywalt, illus. by Olivier Tallec, serves up My Tooth Is Lost! (Sept. 17, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-338-14388-1), ages 4–8. And Mac B., Kid Spy reappears in Top Secret Smackdown by Mac Barnett, illus. by Mike Lowery (Sept. 17, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-338-14371-3), ages 7–10.


Fake by Donna Cooner (Oct. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-338-23949-2). Fed up with being the butt of jokes, Maisie goes online and creates a fake profile to take her bullies down. Ages 13–17.

School of Life

Big Ideas for Curious Minds: An Introduction to Philosophy, edited by Alain de Botton, illus. by Anna Doherty (Sept. 3, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-9997471-4-5), addresses kids’ complex questions by introducing concepts from 25 philosophers. Ages 8–12.


All the Ways to Be Smart by Davina Bell, illus. by Allison Colpoys (Sept. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-947534-96-4), celebrates intelligence in all its forms—beyond school smarts. Ages 3–6.


Doodle Cat stars in Doodle Cat Wears a Cape by Kat Patrick, illus. by Lauren Farrell (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-947534-98-8), ages 2–7.

Second Story

The Brave Princess and Me by Kathy Kacer, illus. by Juliana Kolesova (Sept. 10, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77260-102-2). Princess Alice, mother of Britain’s Prince Philip, shelters a Jewish girl and her mother in Greece during WWII. Ages 7–10.

Just Lucky by Melanie Florence (Sept. 17, paper, $13.95, ISBN 978-1-77260-104-6). After her grandfather dies and her grandmother develops dementia, Lucky must navigate the foster care system. Ages 13–17.

The Stone Rainbow by Liane Shaw (Sept. 17, paper, $13.95, ISBN 978-1-77260-108-4) centers on a small-town teen who finds life complicated after coming out as gay. Ages 13–17.

New bilingual titles are: Kimo-tinâniwiw itwêwina/Stolen Words (Cree & English) by Melanie Florence, illus. by Gabrielle Grimard, trans. by Dolores Sand and Gayle Weenie (Sept. 17, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-77260-101-5), ages up to 5; The Water Walker/Nibi Emosaawdang (English & Anishinaabemowin Ojibwe) by Joanne Robertson, trans. by Shirley Williams and Isadore Toulouse (Sept. 17, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-77260-100-8), ages 6–8; and I Am Not a Number/Gaawin Niin Ndoo-Gindaaswisii (English & Nishnaabemwin Ojibwe, Nbisiing Dialect) by Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy Kacer, illus. by Gillian Newland, trans. by Muriel Sawyer and Geraldine McLeod (Sept. 17, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-77260-099-5), ages 7–12.


How Kids Are Making a Difference adds Our Future: How Kids Are Taking Action by Janet Wilson (Sept. 10, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77260-103-9), ages 9–12.

Seven Stories/Triangle Square

Long-Haired Cat-Boy Cub by Etgar Keret, trans. by Sondra Silverston, illus. by Aviel Basil (Oct. 8, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60980-931-7). A boy with a fertile imagination frees zoo animals and takes a magical airship ride. Ages 4–6.

The Lizard by Jose Saramago, trans. by Nick Caistor and Lucia Caistor, illus. by J. Borges (Oct. 22, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60980-933-1). A lizard in Lisbon surprises passers-by and mobilizes firefighters and the army. Ages 6–9.

The Rabbits’ Rebellion by Ariel Dorfman, illus. by Chris Riddell (Nov. 19, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-60980-937-9). A narcissistic king declares that “rabbits don’t exist,” but he surely looks like one. Ages 7–up.

M Is for Movement by Innosanto Nagara (Nov. 5, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-60980-935-5) tells how the social movement Nagara witnessed as a child in Jakarta overturned the government of Indonesia. Ages 8–12.

Long Summer Nights by Aharon Appelfeld, trans. by Jeffrey Green, illus. by Vali Mintzi (Aug. 27, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-60980-898-3). A Jewish boy and his Ukrainian guardian flee the ravages of WWII. Ages 10–14.

Shadow Mountain

Smarter Than a Monster: A Survival Guide by Brandon Mull, illus. by Mike Walton (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62972-610-6) uncovers the truth about monsters while introducing good habits. Ages 4–8.

Paul, Big, and Small by David Glen Robb (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62972-602-1). Three outcasts contend with the complicated world of predators and prey in high school. Ages 14–18.


Dragonwatch by Brandon Mull picks up Master of the Phantom Isle (Oct. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62972-604-5), ages 10–18. And Potion Masters by Frank L. Cole concludes with The Seeking Serum (Jan. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62972-606-9), ages 10–18.

Shambhala/Bala Kids

Breathing Makes It Better: A Book for Sad Days, Mad Days, Glad Days, and All the Feelings In-Between by Christopher Willard and Wendy O’Leary (Oct. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61180-469-0) demonstrates the power of breath when dealing with new and difficult emotions. Ages 3–6.

Anytime Yoga: Fun and Easy Exercises for Concentration and Calm by Ulrika Deze, illus. by Simon Kroug (Sept. 3, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61180-439-3), introduces 14 simple yoga poses for kids. Ages 3–7.

Meditation for Kids: How to Clear Your Head and Calm Your Mind by Laurent Dupeyrat and Johanne Bernard, illus. by Alice Gilles (Nov. 12, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61180-620-5), is a guide to the benefits of meditation. Ages 7–10.

She Writes

I Love You Like That by Heather Cumiskey (Aug. 20, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-63152-616-9). A teen struggles with her mother’s addiction and the “death” of her boyfriend, who’s a federal undercover agent. Ages 13–18.

Silver Dolphin

Counting Sheep by Maggie Fischer, illus. by Anna Kubaszewska (Oct. 15, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-840-2). Little sheep count down to bedtime. Ages up to 2.

Hush! Says Duck by Gareth Lucas (Jan. 14, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-707-8). A mother duck tries to quiet her fellow farm animals so her egg can have some peace. Ages up to 2.

A Little Love: A Cuddle Close Book by Jonny Marx, illus. by Kathryn Selbert (Dec. 3, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-64517-095-2), features farm animals and their babies. Ages up to 2.

Mother Goose’s Classic Nursery Rhymes by Glen Singleton (Jan. 21, board book, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-673-6) compiles more than 130 nursery rhymes. Ages up to 2.

Peek-a-Boo Baby (Jan. 14, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-64517-128-7). Babies play peekaboo with animals. Ages up to 2.

Woof! Says Dog by Rachel Elliot, illus. by Gareth Lucas (Sept. 10, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-708-5). Dog thinks his friends are all too busy to play, but they’re actually planning a surprise for him. Ages up to 2.

12 Days of Dinosaurs: A Jurassic Classic Christmas Carol by Maggie Fischer, illus. by Adam Devaney (Sept. 17, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-664-4), is a dino–themed take on the “Twelve Days of Christmas.” Ages 3–5.

Bedtime Stories: 8 Timeless Tales by Margaret Wise Brown (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-735-1). Various artists illustrate these bedtime stories. Ages 3–5.

Love from Me to You by Patricia Hegarty, illus. by Fhiona Galloway (Dec. 3, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-696-5) spotlights the special bond between parents and children. Ages 3–5.

Rudolph and the Reindeer Games (Sept. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-846-4) retells the story of Santa’s red-nosed reindeer. Ages 3–5.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Read-Along Book and CD, adapted by Sally Little (Sept. 17, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-005-5), includes an audiobook recording. Ages 3–5.

With All My Heart by Stephanie Stansbie and Richard Smythe (Dec. 3, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-910-2) expresses parent-child love. Ages 3–5.

How Winston Delivered Christmas by Alex T. Smith (Sept. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-983-6). A mouse delivers a lost letter to Santa on Christmas Eve. Ages 6–8.

The Astronaut’s Atlas Emily Rose Oachs, illus by Paddy Donnelly (Jan. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-622-4), contains maps of galaxies, constellations, and planets. Ages 8–12.

No Way—Can’t Believe It—Totally Freaky Facts by Nick Bryant and Katie Hewat, illus. by Glen Singleton (Nov. 19, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-593-7), collects 1,001 strange facts. Ages 8–12.


Hide-and-Seek issues On the Farm (Jan. 28, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-713-9) and In the Forest by Rachel Elliot, illus. by Gareth Lucas (Nov. 26, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-711-5), ages up to 2. Wild Bios presents Yakkie Robinson by Courtney Acampora and Maggie Fischer, illus. by Giorgia Broseghini (Oct. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-913-3), ages up to 2. You’re My offers You’re My Little Christmas Wish by Nicola Edwards, illus. by Natalie Marshall (Sept. 17, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-675-0), ages up to 2. First Facts and Flaps picks up Giant Dinosaurs (Jan. 14, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-975-1), ages 3–5. Silly Sounds revs up with Ready, Set... Go! by Liza Lewis (Jan. 7, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-704-7), ages 3–5. And Smithsonian Leveled Readers adds Earth and Beyond, Level 1 (Aug. 13, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-657-6), ages 3–5.

Discovery Leveled Readers gains I Am a Gorilla (Level 2) (Jan. 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-870-9) and I Am a Polar Bear (Level 2) by Lori C. Froeb (Nov. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-990-4; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-848-8), ages 6–8. New to Bone Collection by Rob Colson, illus. by Steve Kirk and Elizabeth Gray, are Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals (Sept. 24, paper, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-255-4) and Human Body (Aug. 27, paper, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-327-8), ages 7–10. Minecraft welcomes Adventures of a Slime: An Unofficial Minecraft Diary by Books Kid, illus. by Elliot Gaudard (Aug. 20, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-921-8), ages 8–12. And Smithsonian Dig It introduces Dinosaurs & Other Prehistoric Creatures by Corinna Bechko and Brenda Scott Royce, illus. by Franco Tempesta (Aug. 27, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68412-319-3), ages 8–12.

Simon & Schuster

Spencer’s New Pet by Jessie Sima (Aug. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1877-6). Spencer’s dog requires unusual care—because it is a balloon. Ages 4–8.

Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o, illus. by Vashti Harrison (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2536-1). This actor shares a story about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within. Ages 4–8.

Sweep by Louise Greig, illus. by Júlia Sardà (Sept. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3908-5), portrays how children confront big emotions. Ages 4–8.

Tiny Feet Between the Mountains by Hanna Cha (Nov. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2992-5). A Korean girl helps a spirit tiger who inadvertently swallows the sun. Ages 4–8.

The Good Thieves by Katherine Rundell (Aug. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-1948-2). Vita devises a plan to outwit the conman who swindled her grandfather out of his home and possessions. Ages 8–12.

The Paris Project by Donna Gephart (Oct. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4086-9). A girl’s dream to leave her small-minded town and embarrassing family to attend school in Paris gets a real-life adjustment. Ages 8–12.

The Trouble with Shooting Stars by Meg Cannistra (Aug. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2896-6). A girl healing from a disfiguring accident finds comfort in magical nighttime adventures with her new neighbors. Ages 8–12.

What the Dog Knows: Scent, Science, and the Amazing Ways Dogs Perceive the World by Cat Warren, illus. by Patricia J. Wynne (Oct. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2814-0), adapts this book for young readers. Ages 8–12.

The Key of Lost Things by Sean Easley (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3787-6). With the help of a magical key, Cam searches for his missing friend, in the sequel to The Hotel Between. Ages 9–12.

Becoming RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Journey to Justice by Debbie Levy, illus. by Whitney Gardner (Nov. 5, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2455-5), is a graphic novel-style profile of this Supreme Court justice. Ages 10–up.

Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation by Stuart Gibbs (Sept. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2476-0). In this series launch, the world’s youngest genius uses her code-breaking skills to outsmart Einstein. Ages 10–up.

Fighting for the Forest: How FDR’s Civilian Conservation Corps Helped Save America by P.O. Pearson (Oct. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2932-1) examines this New Deal project. Ages 10–up.

Cursed by Thomas Wheeler, illus. by Frank Miller (Oct. 1, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2533-0). The Lady of the Lake is the true hero in this novel offering a twist on the King Arthur legend. Ages 14–up.

Exile from Eden: Or, After the Hole by Andrew Smith (Sept. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2223-0) picks up 16 years after Arek was born underground during a plague of praying mantises in Grasshopper Jungle. Ages 14–up.

Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi (Sept. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4597-0) explores how social media influences relationships every day. Ages 14–up.

She’s the Worst by Lauren Spieller (Sept. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3658-9). Two sisters have 24 hours to fulfill a pact and challenge the secret that threatens to tear them apart. Ages 14–up.


Anna, Banana takes center stage in Anna, Banana, and the Magic Show Mix-Up by Anica Mrose Rissi, illus. by Cassey Kuo (Nov. 5, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1721-2), ages 6–10. Charlie Numbers Adventures by

Ben and Tonya Mezrich adds Charlie Numbers and the Woolly Mammoth (Nov. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4100-2), ages 8–12. Polar Bear Explorers’ Club by Alex Bell, illus. by Tomislav Tomic, returns with The Forbidden Expedition (Nov. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0649-0), ages 8–12. Arc of a Scythe by Neal Shusterman concludes with The Toll (Nov. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9706-0), ages 12–up. And Cold Falling White by G.S. Prendergast (Nov. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8187-8) joins Nahx Invasions, ages 14–up.


Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao by Kat Zhang, illus. by Charlene Chua (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1133-3). Fearless Amy Wu is determined to make a perfect bao bun. Ages 4–8.

Kitten Lady’s Big Book of Little Kittens by Hannah Shaw (Oct. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3894-1) chronicles the journey of foster kittens from their first days to adoption. Ages 4–8.

One More Hug by Megan Alexander, illus. by Hiroe Nakata (Nov. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2971-0). A hug from his mother reassures an anxious boy, even as he gets older. Ages 4–8.

Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment by Parker Curry and Jessica Curry, illus. by Brittany Jackson (Oct. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5186-5). A visit to the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., forever alters Parker’s life when she views Michelle Obama’s portrait. Ages 4–8.

The Unmapped Chronicles: Casper Tock and the Everdark Wings by Abi Elphinstone (Jan. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4307-5) debuts a series about seven secret kingdoms hidden in our world. Ages 8–12.

The Memory Keeper by Jennifer Camiccia (Oct. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3955-9). Lulu, who can remember nearly every moment in her life, shares a special bond with Gram, who has become absentminded. Ages 8–12.

The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner (Sept. 3, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3145-4). Moth tries to survive middle school after discovering her magical powers. Ages 8–12.

Taming of the Shoe by Sarah Darer Littman (Aug. 27, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3156-0). Cinderella’s daughter discovers that the way to happily-ever-after is making your own fairy tale come true. Ages 8–12.

Maybe He Just Likes You by Barbara Dee (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3237-6) is a novel about experiencing harassment and unwanted attention from classmates. Ages 9–13.

Revenge of the Red Club by Kim Harrington (Oct. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3572-8). A tween reporter uses the power of the pen to activate social change at school. Ages 9–13.

Charlie Hernández & the Castle of Bones by Ryan Calejo (Oct. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2661-0). Charlie revisits the world of mythical creatures in this sequel to Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows. Ages 10–14.

The Presidents: America’s Remarkable Revolutionaries by Leah Tinari (Oct. 29, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1857-8) profiles iconic and inspirational U.S. presidents. Ages 10–up.


Fred the pug returns in I Love You, Fred by Mick Inkpen, illus. by Chloe Inkpen (Dec. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1475-4), ages 4–6. Dinosaur That... by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter, illus. by Garry Parsons, offers The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas! (Sept. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9872-2), ages 4–8. Quix adds Aphrodite & the Gold Apple by Joan Holub, illus. by Yuyi Chen (Jan. 21, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3111-9); The Best Friend Plan by Stephanie Calmenson and Joanna Cole, illus. by James Burks (Jan. 21, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5250-3), The Big Race Lace Case by Paul DuBois Jacobs and Jennifer Swender, illus. by Karl West (Jan. 21, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4112-5); Cable Car to Catastrophe: A Miss Mallard Mystery (Sept. 17, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1414-3) and Dogsled to Dread: A Miss Mallard Mystery (Sept. 17, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1420-4) by Robert Quackenbush; Royal Sweets: The Marshmallow Ghost by Helen Perelman, illus. by Olivia Chin Mueller (Sept. 17, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9486-1); and Little Goddess Girls: Persephone & the Giant Flowers by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams, illus. by Yuyi Chen (Sept. 17, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3108-9), ages 5–8.

Pocket Pirates by Chris Mould wraps up with The Great Treasure Hunt (Sept. 10, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9123-5), ages 6–9. Dragonling by Jackie French Koller, illus. by Judith Mitchell, soars on with Dragon Trouble (Sept. 24, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0073-3), ages 7–10. Frankie Sparks, Third-Grade Inventor returns in Frankie Sparks and the Big Sled Challenge by Megan Frazer Blakemore, illus. by Nadja Sarell (Nov. 19, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3049-5), ages 7–10. Jeter Publishing rolls out Ida B. Wells by Diane Bailey (Aug. 27, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2484-5) and Michael Collins by James Buckley (Aug. 27, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2479-1), ages 7–10. Junior Monster Scouts by Joe McGee, illus. by Ethan Long, starring the do-good children of classic monsters, launches with Crash! Bang! Boo! (Sept. 3, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3679-4) and The Monster Squad (Sept. 3, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3676-3), ages 7–10.

Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger continues with Legacy (Nov. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2733-4), ages 8–12. League of Secret Heroes greets Cape by Kate Hannigan, illus. by Patrick Spaziante (Aug. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3911-5), ages 8–12. Joining Real Sports Content Network Presents are Kevin Durant (Nov. 19, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8222-6) and Sloane Stephens by Craig Ellenport (Nov. 19, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8225-7), ages 8–12. Revenge of Magic by James Riley issues The Last Dragon (Oct. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2572-9), ages 8–12. Thunder Girls by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams gains Idun and the Apples of Youth (Oct. 8, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9645-2), ages 8–12. Tom Swift Inventors’ Academy by Victor Appleton adds Restricted Access (Oct. 22, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3636-7), ages 8–12. And Lisa McMann’s Unwanteds Quests offers Dragon Curse (Sept. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1601-7), ages 8–12.

Dragonwatch by Brandon Mull picks up Wrath of the Dragon King: A Fablehaven Adventure (Sept. 17, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8505-0), ages 8–13. Maddie Ziegler releases The Competition by Ziegler (Oct. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8642-2), ages 9–13. Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls by Beth McMullen welcomes Double Cross (Aug. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9026-9), ages 9–13. And Fractured Futures (Dec. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0250-8) concludes Bounders by Monica Tesler, ages 10–14. Also due, in various formats, are additions to the following long-running series: Goddess Girls, Hardy Boys Adventures, Hardy Boys Clue Book, Nancy Drew Clue Book, and Nancy Drew Diaries.


By and By by Carole Boston Weatherford, illus. by Bryan Collier (Jan. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2636-8), introduces gospel music composer and preacher Charles Tindley. Ages 4–8.

Cuddle Monkey by Blake Liliane Hellman, illus. by Chad Otis (Jan. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3117-1). A monkey looks for the perfect cuddle while his parents are busy with his new baby brother. Ages 4–8.

Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln by Margarita Engle, illus. by Rafael López (Aug. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8740-5), tells of this child prodigy who performed for Lincoln. Ages 4–8.

The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree by Paola Peretti, trans. by Denise Muir (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3962-7). Mafalda hides the fact that she is going blind from her family and friends. Ages 8–12.

The Story That Cannot Be Told by J. Kasper Kramer (Oct. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3068-6) blends folklore and history to tell the story of a brave girl at the end of the Communist regime in Romania in 1989. Ages 8–12.

The Very, Very Far North by Dan Bar-El, illus. by Kelly Pousette (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3341-0). An inquisitive polar bear befriends an array of animals as he discovers where he belongs. Ages 8–12.

The Green Children of Woolpit by J. Anderson Coats (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2790-7). In a story based on British legend, Agnes encounters two otherworldly children—and an evil ancient bargain. Ages 10–up.

Roll with It by Jamie Sumner (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4255-9). Ellie, an aspiring chef with cerebral palsy, faces big adjustments when she moves to a new town and school. Ages 10–up.


People Books by Lisa Wheeler, illus. by Molly Idle, welcomes People Share with People (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2559-0), ages 4–8. And Lighthouse Keepers by Melanie Crowder issues A Way Between Worlds (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0518-9), ages 8–12.


Arrivederci, Crocodile: Or See You Later, Alligator by Fred Marcellino, illus. by Marcellino and Eric Puybaret (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0401-4). Crocodile heads to Italy in this sequel to I, Crocodile, published in 1999. Ages 4–8.

Oh, Rats! by Tor Seidler, illus. by Gabriel Evans (Aug. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2684-9). An adventurous squirrel embarks on a sweeping big-city adventure when he’s snatched up by a hawk. Ages 8–12.

The Class by Frances O’Roark Dowell (Oct. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8179-3) is a novel told from the perspectives of 20 students in a sixth-grade class. Ages 9–13.

Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks by Jason Reynolds, illus. by Alexander Nabaum (Oct. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-3828-5), reveals the different directions a walk home can take. Ages 10–14.

Infinite Hope: A Black Artist’s Journey from World War II to Peace by Ashley Bryan (Oct. 15, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0490-8). In this graphic memoir, Bryan shows how love and art sustained him while he served in the segregated army during WWII. Ages 10–up.


The Magic Flute by Chris Raschka (Aug. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4902-1) retells Mozart’s classic opera. Ages 4–8.

S&S/Beach Lane

Fly! by Mark Teague (Sept. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5128-5). Mama bird thinks it’s time for a baby bird’s first flight, but her offspring has other ideas. Ages up to 8.

Go, Girls, Go! by Frances Gilbert, illus. by Allison Black (Nov. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2482-1). This celebration of vehicles puts girls in the driver’s seat. Ages up to 8.

P Is for Poppadoms: An Indian Alphabet Book by Kabir Sehgal and Surishtha Sehgal, illus. by Hazel Ito (Nov. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2172-1), showcases the culture, foods, and animals of India. Ages up to 8.

What Riley Wore by Elana K. Arnold, illus. by Linda Davick (Aug. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7260-9). Gender-creative Riley knows just what to wear for every occasion during a busy week with family and friends. Ages up to 8.

Cells: An Owner’s Handbook by Carolyn Fisher (Oct. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5185-8). Ellie, a skin cell who lives on the derrière of a dog, tells readers about the cells that make up living things on Earth. Ages 3–8.

Equality’s Call by Debbie Diesen, illus. by Magdalena Mora (Jan. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3958-0), chronicles the evolution of voting rights in the U.S., from our nation’s founding to the present. Ages 3–8.

Pluto Gets the Call by Adam Rex, illus. by Laurie Keller (Sept. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1453-2). After receiving a call from Earth telling him he isn’t a planet anymore, Pluto sets out on a journey to find out why. Ages 3–8.

Oil by Jonah Winter, illus. by Jeanette Winter (Sept. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3077-8), recounts the story of the Exxon Valdez oil spill and its devastating and lingering effects. Ages 4–8.

Roly Poly by Mem Fox, illus. by Jane Dyer (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-4556-6). What happens when a polar bear gets a little brother he did not ask for? Ages 4–8.

What Miss Mitchell Saw by Hayley Barrett, illus. by Diana Sudyka (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8759-7), profiles Maria Mitchell, America’s first professional female astronomer. Ages 4–8.


Busy Bus by Jody Jensen Shaffer, illus. by Claire Messer, revs up with It’s a Field Trip, Busy Bus! (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4081-4), ages 4–8. And Mimi’s World offers The Trouble with Treasure by Linda Davick (Oct. 8, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-5892-5), ages 6–9.

S&S/Little Simon

I Yoga You by Genevieve Santos (Dec. 10, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5489-7) shows how to say “I love you” through yoga. Ages up to 3.

Rock-a-Bye, Dino by Hannah Eliot, illus. by Chie Boyd (Dec. 17, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5640-2). Various dinosaurs get ready for bedtime. Ages up to 3.

Little Chick by Yu-Hsuan Huang (Jan. 28, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5177-3). A little chick searches for its mama. Ages up to 4.

Little Thor Gets Mad by Victoria Watson Nguyen, illus. by Rubin Pingk (Aug. 27, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5089-9). Little Thor is mad and doesn’t know what to do about it. Ages up to 4.

Five Little Thank-Yous by Cindy Jin, illus. by Dawn M. Cardona (Sept. 3, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5139-1). Shaped like a handprint turkey Thanksgiving craft, this book lists things to be thankful for. Ages up to 5.

Silly Lullaby by Sandra Boynton (Aug. 27, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5282-4) is an unpredictable bedtime book. Ages up to 5.

Snowman’s Magic Hat: A Lift-the-Flap Book by Jeffrey Burton, illus. by Ross Burach (Sept. 17, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5325-8), features wacky magic words and wintry spells. Ages up to 5.

Happy Heart by Hannah Eliot, illus. by Susie Hammer (Dec. 3, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3202), is a glittery heart-shaped board book. Ages 1–5.

Welcome, Baby! by Karen Katz (Dec. 17, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3071-6) spotlights sweet moments that accompany welcoming a new baby to the family. Ages 1–5.

Everybody Needs a Buddy by Ellen Jackson, illus. by Maddie Frost (Oct. 15, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3971-9), spotlights animal friendships. Ages 2–4.

Too Many Bunnies by Tomie dePaola (Jan. 28, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6056-0). What happens when 15 bunnies plant a garden? Ages 2–5.

Spot & Dot by Henry Cole (Aug. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2555-2). In this wordless picture book, Spot the cat and a dog named Dot have an adventure in the city. Ages 4–8.

Swan Lake by the New York City Ballet, illus. by Valeria Docampo (Aug. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-5833-7), reveals the choreography, story line, and costumes of the New York City Ballet production of this ballet. Ages 4–8.

With a Little Help from My Friends by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, illus. by Henry Cole (Dec. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2983-3), is a picture-book adaptation of this Beatles song celebrating friendship. Ages 4–8.


New Books for Newborns greets Hand in Hand by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Sheryl Murray (Jan. 7, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4172-9); and Merry Christmas, Baby by Abigail Tabby, illus. by Alice Wong (Sept. 17, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4554-3), ages up to 3. New to Dear Zoo & Friends by Rod Campbell is Oh Dear! (Aug. 6, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4319-8), ages up to 4. Wag My Tail Books by Salina Yoon welcomes Christmas Puppy (Sept. 17, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4343-3) and Easter Bunny (Jan. 28, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4344-0), ages up to 5. Hello Books by Joan Holub, illus. by Chris Dickason greets Hello Dinosaurs! (Aug. 6, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1870-7), ages 1–4. Twinkle, Twinkle continues with Twinkle, Twinkle, Fairy Friend by Jeffrey Burton, illus. by Zoe Waring (Sept. 3, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3977-1), ages 1–5. And Wheels on the... by Jeffrey Burton, illus. by Alison Brown, rolls along with The Wheels on the Garbage Truck (Sept. 10, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4246-7), ages 1–5.

The Itsy Bitsy Angel (Sept. 17, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4340-2) joins Itsy Bitsy by Jeffrey Burton, illus. by Sanja Rescek, ages 2–4. This Little by Joan Holub, illus. by Daniel Roode, gains This Little Artist: An Art History Primer (Sept. 10, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4293-1) and This Little Dreamer (Jan. 14, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4291-7), ages 3–5. Bots by Russ Bolts, illus. by Jay Cooper, adds The Secret Space Station (Dec. 3, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4503-1) and A Tale of Two Classrooms (Oct. 15, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4500-0), ages 5–9. Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol by Andres Miedoso, illus. by Victor Rivas, issues Now Museum, Now You Don’t (Oct. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4951-0), ages 5–9. Itty Bitty Princess Kitty debuts with The Newest Princess by Melody Mews, illus. by Ellen Stubbings (Dec. 10, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5493-4), ages 5–9. Mia Mayhem releases Mia Mayhem Stops Time! (Sept. 24, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4942-8) and Mia Mayhem vs. the Mighty Robot (Nov. 26, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4945-9) by Kara West, illus. by Leeza Hernandez, ages 5–9. And Super Turbo by Lee Kirby, illus. by George O’Connor, picks up Super Turbo and the Fountain of Doom (Aug. 6, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4506-2), ages 5–9. Also due, in various formats, are additions to the following long-running series: Adventures of Sophie Mouse, Critter Club, Daisy Dreamer, and Heidi Heckelbeck.


Ball & Balloon by Rob Sanders, illus. by Helen Yoon (Aug. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2562-0). A ball deals with his envy when a floating balloon has him feeling down. Ages 4–8.

If Pluto Was a Pea by Gabrielle Prendergast, illus. by Rebecca Gerlings (Aug. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0435-9). Two curious kids exploring their backyard contemplate their place within our universe. Ages 4–8.

Lift as You Climb: The Story of Ella Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell, illus. by R. Gregory Christie (Jan. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0623-0), spotlights this civil rights activist. Ages 4–8.

At the Heels of History: Filigree’s Midnight Ride by Pam Berkman and Dorothy Hearst, illus. by Claire Powell (Aug. 27, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3332-8). This first book in a series viewing history from the perspective of dogs introduces a Pomeranian who stows away on Paul Revere’s pivotal mission. Ages 6–9.

Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead by Cecile Richards (Oct. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5195-7) adapts this memoir by the activist and former Planned Parenthood president. Ages 10–14.

The First Dinosaur: How Science Solved the Greatest Mystery on Earth by Ian Lendler, illus. by C.M. Butzer (Oct. 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2700-6). Scientists assemble the bones of the very first dinosaur. Ages 10–up.

Songs from the Deep by Kelly Powell (Nov. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3807-1). A girl searches for a killer on an island where deadly sirens lurk just beneath the waves. Ages 12–up.

S&S/Salaam Reads

Muslim Girls Rise by Saira Mir, illus. by Aaliya Jaleel (Oct. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1888-2), introduces 19 Muslim women who rose up and made their voices heard. Ages 6–up.

The Battle by Karuna Riazi (Aug. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2872-0). The evil game Architect is at it again in this follow-up to The Gauntlet. Ages 8–12.

More to the Story by Hena Khan (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9209-6). Inspired by Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, this novel stars four sisters from a modern American Muslim family living in Georgia. Ages 8–12.

S&S/Simon Pulse

Our Wayward Fate by Gloria Chao (Oct. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2761-7). Ali is swept up in a whirlwind romance and encounters dark family secrets when another Taiwanese family moves to her Midwestern town. Ages 12–up.

Slay by Brittney Morris (Sept. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4542-0). A teenage game developer battles a real-life troll intent on ruining the Black Panther–inspired video game she created. Ages 12–up.

The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett (Sept. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3199-7). A girl must hunt down Vlad the Impaler’s cursed ring in order to save her father. Ages 14–up.

Start Here by Trish Doller (Aug. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7991-2). Two teens go on a life-changing sailing trip as they grieve the loss of their best friend. Ages 14–up.

Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw (Nov. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3941-2). A boy, believed to be missing, emerges from the magical woods—and falls in love with the witch determined to unravel his secrets. Ages 14–up.

Watch Over Me by Mila Gray (Dec. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4281-8). As Zoey desperately tries to protect her family from their violent father, she finds safety and romance with an ex-Marine. Ages 16–up.


The Last Star Burning trilogy by Caitlin Sangster wraps up with Dead Moon Rising (Nov. 12, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2784-6), ages 12–up. Field Party by Abbi Glines offers Making a Play (Aug. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0392-5), ages 14–up. Zoe Aarsen’s Light as a Feather continues with Cold as Marble (Oct. 8, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4430-0), ages 14–up. Mortal Coil (Jan. 21, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4094-4) ends with Emily Suvada’s This Vicious Cure, ages 14–up. Containment (Aug. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0536-3) is a new Sanctuary novel by Caryn Lix, ages 14–up. And Kiersten White’s Chosen (Jan. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0498-4) joins Slayer, ages 14–up.

S&S/Simon Pulse/Beyond Words

Enough Is Enough: How Students Can Join the Fight for Gun Safety by Michelle Roehm McCann (Oct. 8, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-58270-701-3) is a guide to joining the fight against gun violence. Ages 12–up.

S&S/Simon Spotlight

Watership Down by Frank Cottrell-Boyce, illus. by Sophia O’Connor (Aug. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5706-5), adapts TV scripts of the Netflix animated series Watership Down, based on the novel by Richard Adams. Ages 3–7.


Angelina Ballerina twirls on in Angelina Loves (Dec. 10, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5686-0), ages 2–5; Angelina and the Tea Party (Dec. 10, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5426-2), ages 4–6; and Center Stage (Dec. 10, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5482-8) by Katharine Holabird, illus. by Helen Craig, ages 4–8. Crayola offers Easter Makes Me Feel Robin’s Egg Blue by Patty Michaels (Jan. 28, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5388-3) and I’m a True Blue Friend! by Maggie Testa (Aug. 27, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5158-2), both illus. by Clair Rossiter, ages 2–5; and Come Sit with Me: Making Friends on the Buddy Bench by Tina Gallo, illus. by Luke Seguin-Magee (Aug. 27, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5080-6), ages 5–7. My First by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Jill Wachter, adds My First Puppy (Dec. 10, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5379-1), ages 3–5. New Ready-to-Reads are Bug Dipping, Bug Sipping by Marilyn Singer, illus. by Lucy Semple (Jan. 21, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4139-2); Gulp, Gobble by Singer, illus. by Kathryn Durst (Sept. 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2133-2); and Knight Owls by Eric Seltzer, illus. by Tom Disbury (Sept. 3, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4880-3), ages 3–5. And The World of Eric Carle by Carle welcomes Where Is the Sun? (Dec. 10, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5547-4), ages 3–5.

Tie-ins to the DreamWorks Animation film Abominable include Meet Everest! by Tina Gallo (Aug. 13, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4874-2) and Yi’s Journey Home by May Nakamura (Aug. 13, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5084-4), both illus. by Mauricio Abril, ages 3–7; My Best Friend Is a Yeti! by Patty Michaels, illus. by Patrick Spaziante (Aug. 13, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5065-3), ages 5–7; and Abominable Movie Novelization (Aug. 13, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4565-9) and Abominable Deluxe Movie Novelization (Aug. 13, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4566-6) by Tracey West, ages 8–12. Boss Baby TV gains Baby in Charge by Maggie Testa (Aug. 27, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5072-1), ages 3–7; and Babies Versus Kittens by Tina Gallo (Aug. 27, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5068-4) and a Boss Baby untitled ready-to-read (Dec. 10, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5716-4), ages 4–6. Doozers hatches Doozers Have Bubble Trouble, adapted by Lisa Lauria (Aug. 20, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3196-6); and Doozers Build a Bird House (Jan. 7, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4551-2) and Doozers Make a Rainbow (Sept. 10, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4548-2) by Natalie Shaw, ages 4–6. And School of Fish by Jane Yolen, illus. by Mike Moran, makes a splash with Friendship on the High Seas (Sept. 3, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-3891-0) and Racing the Waves (Dec. 10, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5304-3), ages 4–6.

7 Habits of Happy Kids by Sean Covey, illus. by Stacy Curtis, debuts with Just the Way I Am (Nov. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4444-7), A Place for Everything (Dec. 17, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4450-8), Sammy and the Pecan Pie (Dec. 17, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4453-9), and When I Grow Up (Nov. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4447-8), ages 5–7. Game Day issues Slap Shot by David Sabino, illus. by Setor Fiadzigbey (Oct. 15, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4441-6), ages 5–7. Hamster Holmes is back on the case in Hamster Holmes, A Big-Time Puzzle (Dec. 17, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2197-4) and Hamster Holmes, Afraid of the Dark? (Oct. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2194-3) by Albin Sadar, illus. by Valerio Fabbretti, ages 5–7. Hotel Transylvania: The Series welcomes Code Blob! by Tina Gallo (Aug. 27, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4644-1) and Best Friends Fur-ever! (Dec. 17, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5713-3), ages 5–7. If You Love... serves up If You Love Cooking, You Could Be... by Elizabeth Dennis (Dec. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5454-5) and If You Love Fashion, You Could Be... by May Nakamura (Sept. 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4876-6), both illus. by Natalie Kwee, ages 5–7. And Ready Jet Go! by Jordan D. Brown blasts off with Sunspot’s Night Out (Oct. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4918-3), ages 5–7.

Tails from History continues with A Pony with Her Writer: The Story of Marguerite Henry and Misty by Thea Feldman, illus. by Rachel Sanson (Nov. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5153-7), ages 5–7. You Should Meet gains Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Laurie Calkhoven, illus. by Elizabet Vukovic (Aug. 27, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4857-5), ages 6–8. Donut Dreams by Coco Simon debuts with Hole in the Middle (Dec. 10, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6025-6) and So Jelly! (Dec. 10, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-6028-7), ages 8–12. Franken-Sci High, set in a school for mad scientists, kicks off with What’s the Matter with Newton? (Aug. 27, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9130-3) and Monsters Among Us (Aug. 27, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9133-4) by Mark Young, illus. by Colin Lawler; and Young’s The Robot Who Knew Too Much, illus. by Mariano Epelbaum (Jan. 7, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9136-5), ages 8–12. And Sprinkle Sundays by Coco Simon picks up Banana Splits (Aug. 27, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5212-1), ages 8–12.

Also due, in various formats, are additions to the following series: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Dinosaur Train, PJ Masks, and Peanuts.


Oscar the Octopus: A Book About the Months of the Year by Matthew Van Fleet (Aug. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-5237-4) introduces the months of the year in textured, tactile pages. Ages up to 8.

Beehive by Jorey Hurley (Jan. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7003-2) explains how bees make and store honey. Ages 3–7.

The Balcony by Melissa Castrillon (Sept. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0588-2). When a girl moves to a city apartment, the garden she plants changes her life and the lives of people all around her. Ages 4–8.

The Bravest Man in the World by Patricia Polacco (Sept. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9461-8) is a story inspired by Wallace Hartley, the violinist who played with his band as the Titanic sank. Ages 4–8.

Counting the Stars: The Story of Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician by Lesa Cline-Ransome, illus. by Raúl Colón (Oct. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0475-5) profiles this “human computer” whose work was critical to the first U.S. space launch. Ages 4–8.

Cowie by Elizabeth Rose Stanton (Jan. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2174-5). Cowie the donkey feels like a cow on the inside. Ages 4–8.

Eee-Moo! by Annika Dunklee, illus. by Brian Won (Sept. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0174-7). A platypus who thinks he is an emu finds his way home with the help of friends. Ages 4–8.

Firefighters’ Handbook by Meghan McCarthy (Sept. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1733-5) explores the training and day-to-day life of a firefighter. Ages 4–8.

Hi, I’m Norman: The Story of American Illustrator Norman Rockwell by Robert Burleigh, illus. by Wendell Minor (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4424-9670-5), offers a portrait of this artist. Ages 4–8.

Pokko and the Drum by Matthew Forsythe (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-8039-0) features a magical drum, an emerald forest, and a frog who dares to make her own music. Ages 4–8.

Puma Dreams by Tony Johnston, illus. by Jim LaMarche (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-2979-6) A girl longs to see a California puma in the wild, in this book that also contains facts about the threatened animal. Ages 4–8.

Remarkables by Lisa Mantchev, illus. by David Litchfield (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-9717-6), centers on a boy who befriends a mermaid. Ages 4–8.

Snowy Farm by Calvin Shaw, illus. by Oamul Lu (Nov. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-1047-3). A family lives in a frosty house in a snowy world, where the warmth of each other is all they need to be happy. Ages 4–8.

Together We Grow by Susan Vaught, illus. by Kelly Murphy (Jan. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-0586-8), celebrates inclusivity, acceptance, and the importance of rebuilding a community in the wake of disaster. Ages 4–8.

The Book Rescuer: How a Mensch from Massachusetts Saved Yiddish Literature for Generations to Come by Sue Macy, illus. by Stacy Innerst (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-7220-3), is the story of one man’s heroic effort to save the world’s Yiddish books. Ages 5–8.

Freedom Bird by Jerdine Nolen, illus. by James Ransome (Jan. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-689-87167-2). In this story inspired by African-American folklore, a bird gives enslaved siblings the courage to escape. Ages 5–9.

The Power of Her Pen by Lesa Cline-Ransome, illus. by John Parra (Jan. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4814-6289-1), showcases Ethel Payne, an African-American journalist known as the First Lady of the Black Press. Ages 5–9.

Josie Bloom and the Emergency of Life by Susan Hill Long, illus. by Sara Mulvanny (Jan. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4427-0). This story of a girl and her grandfather explores love, loss, and finding where you belong. Ages 8–12.


Max and Ruby Adventures picks up Max & Ruby and Twin Trouble by Rosemary Wells (Oct. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5344-4365-5), ages 4–8.


A Christmas Pageant for Jesus: Celebrating God’s Grace at Christmastime by Susan Jones, illus. by Lee Holland (Oct. 1, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-68099-540-4). Animals plan a Christmas pageant to share the true meaning of Christmas and the message of Jesus’s love. Ages 4–8.



STEM Play ramps up with Why Does My Ice Cream Melt? Smart Answers to STEM Questions by Vicki Cobb (Sept. 17, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-63158-345-2), ages 6–12.

Skyhorse/Sky Pony

ABCs of Art by Sabrina Hahn (Sept. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-4938-2) introduces the alphabet via some of the world’s most iconic paintings. Ages 3–6.

How the Crayons Saved the Unicorn by Monica Sweeney, illus. by Feronia Parker-Thomas (Sept. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-4819-4). A lost box of crayons tries to help a lonely unicorn regain his color. Ages 3–6.


Safe Child, Happy Parent adds I Can Control My Anger by Dagmar Geisler (Sept. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-4653-4), ages 3–6. And Sesame Street’s My First 101 Things offers My First 101 Animals (Oct. 22, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5107-4933-7), ages 3–6.

Sleeping Bear

Grandma’s Christmas Wish by Helen Foster James, illus. by Petra Brown (Sept. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1064-9). Grandma Bunny tells her little one about the joys of spending Christmas together. Ages up to 6.

Little Foal’s Busy Day by Jane Monroe Donovan (Sept. 15, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1068-7). Outdoors for the first time, Little Foal experiences the wonder of the world around him. Ages up to 6.

Little Sock by Kia Heise and Christopher D. Park (Aug. 15, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1005-2). Tired of the same routine of getting dirty and being cleaned, a sock escapes to Sock City. Ages 4–6.

One Red Sock by Jennifer Sattler (Aug. 15, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1026-7). A hippo searches the drawer to find the perfect match to her red sock. Ages 4–6.

Can U Save the Day? by Shannon Stocker, illus. by Tom Disbury (Aug. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-404-6), imagines what life would be like if the vowels, offended by the haughty letter B, left the farm. Ages 4–8.

Common Threads: Adam’s Day at the Market by Huda Essa, illus. by Mercè Tous (Aug. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1010-6). Separated from his parents at the Eastern Market, Adam mistakes friendly people for his parents in their traditional Muslim clothing. Ages 4–8.

Invisible Lizard in Love by Kurt Cyrus, illus. by Andy Atkins (Aug. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1015-1). When Napoleon the chameleon’s friends find their perfect mates, he is left on his own. Ages 4–8.

Santa’s Secret by Denise Brennan-Nelson, illus. by Deborah Melmon (Aug. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1038-0). Viewing an abundance of Santas, a girl gets suspicious about which one is real. Ages 4–8.

Snow Globe Wishes by Erin Dealey, illus. by Claire Shorrock (Sept. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1031-1). As the worst snowstorm of the year rolls in, a family hunkers down together in a cozy blanket fort for the night. Ages 4–8.

Miep and the Most Famous Diary: The Woman Who Rescued Anne Frank’s Diary by Meeg Pincus, illus. by Jordi Solano (Aug. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1025-0), explains how Miep Gies risked her life to hide the Franks in an attic during WWII and kept Anne’s diary safe after the family’s arrest. Ages 6–10.

Nian, the Chinese New Year Dragon by Virginia Loh-Hagan, illus. by Timothy Banks (Dec. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-58536-413-8). In a dream, a magical warrior tells a girl she will defeat the dragon and save her village. Ages 6–10.

Someplace to Call Home by Sandra Dallas (Aug. 15, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-58536-414-5). Dealing with hardships from the Great Depression and Dust Bowl, three orphaned siblings are swept into a migratory way of life. Ages 9–18.


I Am a Reader: Tip and Tucker adds Hide and Squeak! by Ann Ingalls and Sue Lowell Gallion, illus. by Andre Ceolin (Aug. 15, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1008-3), ages 4–6. Our City Adventures by Barbara Joosse, illus. by Renée Graef, continues with Lulu & Rocky in Detroit (Aug. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1018-2), ages 4–8. And Tales of Young Americans greets A Fist for Joe Louis and Me by Trinka Hakes Noble, illus. by Nicole Tadgell (Aug. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5341-1016-8), ages 6–10.

Soho Teen

Hope Is Our Only Wing by Rutendo Tavengerwei (Sept. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64129-072-2). Set amid the political turmoil surrounding the 2008 elections in Zimbabwe, this novel recounts a girl’s homecoming after her father’s death. Ages 12–18.

Orpheus Girl by Brynne Rebele-Henry (Oct. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64129-074-6) reimagines the epic of Orpheus as a love story between two teenage girls in rural Texas. Ages 13–17.

Color Outside the Lines: Stories About Love, edited by Sangu Mandanna (Nov. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64129-046-3). This anthology explores the complexity and beauty of interracial and LGBTQ relationships Ages 14–18.

Me and Mr. Cigar by Gibby Haynes (Jan. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-61695-812-1) presents a speculative novel about a lost Texas teen and his supernatural dog. Ages 14–18.

Sounds True

Dinosaur Yoga by Mariam Gates, illus. by Matthew Rivera (Oct. 22, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68364-304-3), encourages kids to stomp, stretch, and snort their way to learning yoga. Ages 4–8.

Happy Right Now by Julie Berry, illus. by Holly Hatam (Oct. 29, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68364-352-4), helps readers navigate difficult emotions and embrace the bright side of any situation. Ages 4–8.

Hello, Sun! A Yoga Sun Salutation to Start Your Day by Sarah Jane Hinder (Sept. 3, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68364-283-1) introduces children to yoga’s sun salutation flow. Ages 4–8.

The Yeti and the Jolly Lama: A Tale of Friendship by Lama Surya Das, illus. by Vivian Mineker (Oct. 8, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68364-386-9). The kindness of an old lama soothes the savage beast in this Tibetan bedtime story based on a legend of the Yeti. Ages 4–8.


The Disaster Days by Rebecca Behrens (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-7331-6). A babysitter takes care of two kids during a devastating earthquake on an island off the coast of Seattle. Ages 8–12.

Jinxed by Amy McCulloch (Jan. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-8374-2). In this series starter, Lacey Chu is a coding star whose rebuilding of a salvaged “smart pet” gains her entry into an elite technology academy. Ages 8–12.

The Star Shepherd by Dan Haring and MarcyKate Connolly (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5820-7). A boy, his dog, and his best friend race to save the stars before their light is extinguished permanently. Ages 8–14.

Hollow Dolls by MarcyKate Connolly (Jan. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-8819-8). This novel featuring a mind reader launches a series set in the world of the Shadow Waver duology. Ages 8–14.

Sourcebooks Explore

Stir Crack Whisk Bake: A Little Book About Little Cakes by America’s Test Kitchen Kids and Maddie Frost (Sept. 3, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-7773-4) is an interactive story about baking cupcakes. Ages up to 3.

Cookies for Santa by America’s Test Kitchen Kids (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-7771-0). Santa thought his favorite cookie recipe was gone forever, but the authors have rediscovered and perfected it. Ages 4–8.

There Was a Black Hole That Swallowed the Universe by Chris Ferrie (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-8077-2). A black hole swallows up the universe and everything that exists in it. Ages 5–8.

Survivors of the Holocaust: True Stories of Six Extraordinary Children, edited by Kath Shackleton, illus. by Zane Whittingham (Oct. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-8892-1). Six survivors, in their own words, tell how they endured one of the darkest times in human history. Ages 10–14.


Baby University offers Baby Medical School: The Doctor’s Visit by Cara and Jon Florance (Nov. 5, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-9399-4), ages up to 3.

Sourcebooks Fire

Scared Little Rabbits by A.V. Geiger (Dec. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-4828-4). Ellie gets entangled in a dangerous mystery when she attends a prestigious summer program for young inventors. Ages 12–17.

The Last to Die by Kelly Garrett (Nov. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-9844-9). When Hannah and her friends break into the home of a classmate, one of them dies. Ages 13–17.

I Have No Secrets by Penny Joelson (Sept. 3, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-9336-9). A girl knows a deadly secret, but her cerebral palsy prevents her from revealing it—until a new technology is developed. Ages 14–17.

I’m Not Dying with You Tonight by Gilly Segal and Kimberly Jones (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-7889-2). Two teenage girls—one black, one white—rely on each other to get through violent race riots. Ages 14–17.

It’s My Life by Stacie Ramey (Jan. 7, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-9452-6). A teen living with cerebral palsy wants to fit in, find love, and navigate growing up amid her family’s turmoil. Ages 14–17.

Just Don’t Mention It by Estelle Maskame (Dec. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-8295-0). Tyler’s stepsister sees through his tough façade to the vulnerable kid within. Ages 14–17.

Reverie by Ryan La Sala (Jan. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-8266-0). Kane is plunged into dreamlike alternative worlds that only he and a group of so-called friends have the power to unravel. Ages 14–17.

We Are Lost and Found by Helene Dunbar (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-8104-5). Three friends struggle to forge their own paths in the face of fear of the unknown in the early 1980s. Ages 14–17.

Here There Are Monsters by Amelinda Berube (Aug. 6, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-7101-5). Skye must confront her most savage secrets to save her missing sister from monsters that have come to life. Ages 14–18.

The Last Witness by Claire McFall (Jan. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-72820-024-8). A group of friends awakens a malevolent spirit bent on revenge. Ages 14–18.


Rebecca Hanover’s The Pretenders (Jan. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-6513-7) concludes Similars, ages 14–17.

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

Don’t Shake the Present! by Bill Cotter (Oct. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-9166-2). Larry is ready to jingle-all-the-way through the holiday season. Ages up to 3.

I Love You All Ways by Marianne Richmond, illus. by Dubravka Kolanovic (Dec. 3, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-7515-0) celebrates parents’ unconditional love for their children. Ages 2–8.

The Halloween Tree by Susan Montanari, illustrated by Teresa Martinez (Aug. 6, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-7335-4). A grumpy tree who dislikes lights, decorations, and people doesn’t want to be a Christmas tree. Ages 3–6.

Very Lulu: The (Mostly) True Story of a Training School Dropout by Stephanie Campisi, illus. by Jessica Gibson (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-7321-7). Lulu would rather be herself than be a police dog. Ages 3–8.

Meet My Monsters by Annie Sarac (Jan. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-9367-3). A brave boy reveals the monsters he used to dread, and the secret to handling one’s fears. Ages 4–7.

Bedtime for Sweet Creatures by Nikki Grimes, illus. by Elizabeth Zunon (Jan. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-3832-2) showcases a mother and son’s and imagination-fueled, animal-filled journey to get to sleep. Ages 4–8.

Dare to Dream Big by Lorna Gutierrez, illus. by Polly Noakes (Jan. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-9716-9), delivers messages about empowerment, encouragement, and daring to be the best person you can be. Ages 4–8.

How to Speak Cow by Jonathan Irwin, illus. by Chris Taylor (Sept. 3, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-72820-520-5) explores what a cow is really telling you when it says “moo.” Ages 4–8.

Santa Claus vs. the Easter Bunny by Fred Blunt (Oct. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-9164-8). Jealous of the praise aimed at his neighbor, Santa, Bunny plots to embarrass him. Ages 4–8.


How to Catch by Adam Wallace, illus. by Andy Elkerton, adds How to Catch a Dinosaur (Sept. 1, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-8052-9) and How to Catch a Dragon (Nov. 5, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-9369-7), ages 4–10. And Royal Academy Rebels by Jen Calonita enrolls Outlaws (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-5131-4), ages 9–12.

Sourcebooks Wonderland

Dear Santa by Susanna Leonard Hill (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-9474-8). Even though he knows it might mean he receives no presents for Christmas, Parker writes a brutally honest letter to Santa. Ages 4–8.


Sesame Street Scribbles presents Dream: With Sesame Street (Nov. 5, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-9500-4), ages 4–10.

Sourcebooks/Little Pickle


What Does It Mean to Be... ? issues What Does It Mean to Be Safe? by Rana DiOrio (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4926-8083-3), ages 4–8.


A Song for the Road by Rayne Lacko (Aug. 27, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-68463-002-8). After a tornado destroys his home and injures his mother, Carter sets off along Route 66 to find his estranged father. Ages 13–17.


Witches of Orkney by Alane Adams conjures up The Rubicus Prophecy (Oct. 15, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-943006-98-4), ages 7–10.


How to Train the Perfect Parents by Rebecca Ashdown (Aug. 13, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-3499-8). Mimi has a three-step plan for training her parents to be perfect. Ages up to 5.

Just So Willow by Sara Shacter, illus. by Stephanie Laberis (Oct. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2741-9). A finicky polar bear learns that having friends and fun is more important than things being “just so.” Ages 3–6.

The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh by Supriya Kelkar, illus. by Alea Marley (Sept. 3, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-3184-3). When his family moves to a snowy city, Harpreet brings his favorite colors back into their lives. Ages 3–7.

Santa’s Prayer by Tom Roberts, illus. by Doug Moss (Oct. 8, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-3673-2). Santa takes time from a busy Christmas Eve to offer a prayer to the Lord. Ages 3–7.

Hosea Plays On by Kathleen Blasi, illus. by Shane Evans (Jan. 7, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2683-2), depicts a day in the life of Hosea Taylor, a talented, generous Rochester musician who brought joy to everyone he met. Ages 3–9.

As Big as the Sky by Carolyn Rose, illus. by Elizabeth Zunon (Oct. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2357-2). In a village in Malawi, Prisca tries to earn money to visit her brother, who’s away at school. Ages 4–6.

Are Your Stars Like My Stars? by Leslie Helakoski, illus. by Heidi Woodward Sheffield (Jan. 7, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-3013-6), explores perspective and the realization that we all share the colors of the world. Ages 4–7.

Musical Mac by Brendan Kearney (Sept. 10, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-3370-0). When a millipede can’t find a band to join, he finds a way to make his own special music. Ages 4–7.

Like a Girl by Lori Degman, illus. by Mara Penny (Aug. 13, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-3302-1), honors 24 women who took risks, broke barriers, and transformed the world. Ages 4–8.

Moldilocks and the Three Scares: A Zombie Tale by Lynne Marie, illus. by David Rodriguez Lorenzo (Aug. 6, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-3061-7), provides a shivery take on a familiar tale. Ages 4–8.

The End of Something Wonderful: A Practical Guide to a Backyard Funeral by Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic, illus. by George Ermos (Sept. 10, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-3211-6), demonstrates how to say goodbye to a beloved pet and give it a proper sendoff. Ages 5–8.

Animal Worlds of Wonder by Anita Ganeri (Aug. 13, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-3550-6) features creatures from every continent and the ecosystems that they live in. Ages 7–9.

Darwin’s Voyage of Discovery by Jake Williams (Oct. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-3757-9) traces Darwin’s travels on the Beagle and his groundbreaking discoveries. Ages 7–14.

Martin McLean, Middle School Queen by Alyssa Zaczek (Jan. 7, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-3570-4). Martin struggles to find his voice—and his inner diva—as he navigates friendship, family, and first crushes. Ages 8–12.

My Life as Lotta: A House Full of Rabbits (Oct. 8, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-3624-4) and How Lamb Is That? (Oct. 8, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-3625-1) by Alice Pantermuller and Daniela Kohl launch an illustrated diary series chronicling Lotta’s middle school adventures. Ages 10–14.


Twelve Days of Christmas in America gains The Twelve Days of Christmas in Maryland by Priscilla Cummings, illus. by Diane Kidd (Oct. 1, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-2673-3), ages 4–8. Drew Pendous stars in Drew Pendous Versus Ray Blank by Cool School (Sept. 17, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-3110-2), ages 5–9. People Who Shaped Our World reveals Patricia’s Vision: The Doctor Who Saved Sight by Michelle Lord, illus. by Alleanna Harris (Jan. 7, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-3137-9); and Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom by Teresa Robeson, illus. by Rebecca Huang (Sept. 17, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-3220-8), ages 5–9. And joining Sam Wu Is Not Afraid by Katie Tsang and Kevin Tsang, illus. by Nathan Reed, is Sam Wu Is Not Afraid of the Dark (Aug. 6, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-3371-7), ages 7–12.

Odd Science by James Olstein picks up Amazing Inventions (Oct. 1, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-3758-6), Spectacular Space (Oct. 1, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-3761-6), Human Body (Oct. 1, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-3759-3), and Incredible Creatures (Oct. 1, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-3760-9), ages 7–18. Life of a Cactus carries on with Momentous Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling (Sept. 17, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-3329-8), ages 8–12. And G.O.A.T. debuts with Simone Biles: Making the Case for the Greatest of All Time by Susan Blackaby (Oct. 8, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-3206-2) and Tom Brady: Making the Case for Greatest of All Time by Bob Gurnett (Oct. 8, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4549-3099-0), ages 10–13.

Sterling/Book House

Life-Sized Animal Poop by John Townsend (Aug. 6, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-912904-56-3) is a guide to identifying different animals. Ages 7–9.

St James’s


The DNA Detectives by Mandy Hartley rolls along with The Smuggler’s Daughter (Aug. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-906670-59-7), ages 8–11.


Creepy, Crawly Tattoo Bugs: 60 Temporary Tattoos That Teach (Aug. 20, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-63586-196-9) and Fluttery, Friendly Tattoo Butterflies and Other Insects: 81 Temporary Tattoos That Teach (Aug. 20, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-63586-202-7) by Artemis Roehrig, illus. by Jillian Ditner, present bug and butterfly facts along with temporary tattoos. Ages 4–18.

Studio Fun

Blippi Let’s Explore Things That Go! (Oct. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4515-7) and Blippi Let’s See Animals! (Oct. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4514-0) by Thea Feldman. YouTuber Blippi introduces vehicles and animals. Ages 3–5.

Little Joe Chickapig by Brian Calhoun, illus by Calhoun and Pat Bradley (Jan. 14, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4452-5). The title character wants to be just like his adventurous grandfather. Ages 3–5.

Top Wing: Friends of a Feather by Maggie Fischer, illus by Mike Jackson (Jan. 21, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4296-5). To earn their wings, Top Wing cadets rescue those in need. Ages 3–5.


Canticos adds Los pollitos/The Little Chickies (Jan. 14, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4467-9), ages up to 2. New Disney Classic 8 x 8 titles are Disney: Bambi (Jan. 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4460-0), Disney: 101 Dalmatians (Jan. 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4462-4), and Disney: Mickey’s Best Slumber Party (Jan. 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4461-7), ages 3–5. Fisher Price Lift-the-Flap welcomes Fisher-Price Little People: Easter Is Here! by Susan Hall (Jan. 28, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4361-0), ages 3–5. New to Magnetic Playset is Sunny Day: Style Swap by Marilynn James (Sept. 24, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4442-6), ages 3–5. PAW Patrol issues Pups Lend a Paw (Jan. 14, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4492-1), ages 3–5. 10-Button Sound Books offers Star Wars 10-Button Sound Heroes (Jan. 7, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4449-5), ages 6–8. And Disney Die-Cut Classics delivers Sweet Dreams, Mickey (Jan. 14, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7944-4482-2), ages 6–8.

Thames & Hudson

The Star in the Forest by Helen Kellock (Sept. 10, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65190-2). Sisters embark on an adventure after it appears that a star has fallen in a nearby forest. Ages 3–6.

1,001 Ants by Joanna Rzezek (Sept. 3, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65208-4) offers information about ants and their queen, colony, and habitat. Ages 3–7.

Little Fish by Emily Rand (Dec. 10, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65162-9). A fish finds its way back home to the reef in this book with neon-colored pop-up scenes in a carousel format. Ages 3–7.

The Herring Hotel by Didier Lévy, illus. by Serge Bloch (Oct. 22, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65212-1). Gabriel and his parents look after the unusual guests who call a crumbling hotel their home. Ages 5–8.

We Are Artists: 15 Women Who Made Their Mark on the World by Kari Herbert (Sept. 10, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65196-4) showcases women who made a lasting impact on art and the world. Ages 7–13.


Franklin and Luna are back in Franklin and Luna and the Book of Fairy Tales by Jen Campbell, illus. by Katie Harnett (Sept. 17, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65175-9), ages 3–6. So You Want to Be... continues with So You Want to Be a Viking by John Haywood (Sept. 3, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65184-1) and So You Want to Be a Roman Solider by Philip Matyszak, (Dec. 10, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-500-65183-4), both illus. by Takayo Akiyama, ages 8–11.

Thomas Nelson

Coral by Sara Ella (Nov. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7852-2445-7). This twist on “The Little Mermaid” explores mental health through the experiences of a teenage mermaid and some fellow merfolk. Ages 13–18.


Haggenheim by Melanie Dickerson concludes with The Piper’s Pursuit (Dec. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7852-2814-1), ages 13–18.


Read This Book If You Don’t Want a Story by Richard Phillips and Eric Zelz (Sept. 3, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-705-0) features a book that wants to be anything but. Ages 5–8.

The Buddy Bench by Patty Brozo, illus. by Mike Deas (Aug. 6, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-697-8). Classmates build a buddy bench to help kids in the schoolyard make new friends during recess. Ages 5–10.

Tyaja Uses the THiNK Test by Linda Ryden, illus. by Shearry Malone (Aug. 12, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-735-7). A teacher introduces a test for students to use when they’re about to respond unkindly to others. Ages 5–10.

If Monet Painted a Monster by Amy Newbold, illus. by Greg Newbold (Oct. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-768-5), presents reimagined iconic works of art and thumbnail biographies of the artists. Ages 6–10.

Monument Maker: Daniel Chester French and the Lincoln Memorial by Linda Booth Sweeney, illus. by Shawn Fields (Sept. 3, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-643-5), follows the career of this sculptor who created the Lincoln Memorial. Ages 9–14.


Tilbury House Nature Books issues Three Lost Seeds: Stories of Becoming by Stephie Morton, illus. by Nicole Wong (Oct. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-764-7), ages 6–8. And the Acadia Files gains Winter Science by Katie Coppens, illus. by Holly Hatam (Nov. 5, $13.95, ISBN 978-0-88448-607-7), ages 8–12.

Tiny Owl

Grobblechops by Elizabeth Laird, illus. by Jenny Lucander (Sept. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-910328-41-5). This tale of monsters under the bed is based on a story by 13th-century poet Rumi. Ages 4–7.

There’s Room for Everyone by Anahita Teymorian, trans. by Delaram Ghanimifard (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-910328-53-8). This call for empathy and social action reflects the view of a child. Ages 4–7.

A Bottle of Happiness by Pippa Goodhart, illus. by Ehsan Abdollahi (Sept. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-910328-55-2), considers the source of true happiness and how it can be shared. Ages 5–7.


The History of Rock: For Big Fans and Little Punks by Rita Nabais, illus. by Joana Raimundo (Sept. 24, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-62937-733-9), tours popular music history. Ages 8–12.


Alma and the Beast by Esmé Shapiro (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6396-3). A hairy creature’s world is turned upside-down when a strange new being—who has hair only on her head—appears. Ages 3–7.

The Button Book by Sally Nicholls, illus. by Bethan Woollvin (Jan. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6715-2). Animal friends discover a collection of mysterious buttons, all of which do different things. Ages 3–7.

Frankie’s Favorite Food by Kelsey Garrity-Riley (Aug. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6431-1). Tasked with dressing up as his favorite food for the school play, Frankie can’t decide what food he loves best. Ages 3–7.

King Mouse by Cary Fagan, illus. by Dena Seiferling (Sept. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6404-5). A mouse finds a crown and declares himself king. Ages 3–7.

Sharon, Lois and Bram’s Skinnamarink by Sharon Hampson et al., illus. by Qin Leng (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6406-9) is a picture-book version of the children’s song. Ages 3–7.

Teddy Bear of the Year by Vikki VanSickle, illus. by Sydney Hanson (Jan. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6392-5). Ollie worries that he’s not as important as the other stuffed animals. Ages 3–7.

Where’s Baby? by Anne Hunter (Jan. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6498-4). Near-sighted Papa Fox looks for Baby Fox, who is always just out of his sight. Ages 3–7.

You’re in Good Paws by Maureen Fergus, illus. by Kathryn Durst (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6466-3). Leo fears he’s at the wrong hospital when he discovers that the staff and other patients are all animals. Ages 3–7.

Ho’onani: Hula Warrior by Heather Gale, illus. by Mika Song (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6449-6). Based on a true story, this book follows Ho’onani, who dreams of leading the boys-only hula troupe at her Hawaiian school. Ages 4–8.

Sergeant Billy: The True Story of the Goat Who Went to War by Mireille Messier, illus. by Kass Reich (Sept. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6442-7), introduces a goat that trained alongside soldiers during WWI. Ages 4–8.

The Collected Works of Gretchen Oyster by Cary Fagan (Sept. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6621-6). When Hartley starts finding handmade postcards in his town, he’s determined to learn who created them. Ages 10–14.


Maloo and Friends, following the adventures of a kangaroo, launches with What’s Up, Maloo? by Geneviève Godbout (Jan. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6664-3), ages 3–7.


Friends Around the World Atlas: A Compassionate Approach to Seeing the World by Compassion International, illus. by Emma Trithart (Sept. 3, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-2421-1), spotlights 25 countries where this organization works to release children and families from poverty. Ages 5–8.


Walk with Me rolls along with The Philippines: An Interactive Family Experience by Compassion International, illus. by Susan Gal (Sept. 3, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-2422-8), ages 5–12. And Manga concludes with Manga Majesty: The Revelation of the End Times! by NEXTmanga (Sept. 3, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-2010-7), ages 8–18.

Tyndale Kids

Far from Home: A Story of Loss, Refuge, and Hope by Sarah Parker Rubio, illus. by Fátima Anaya (Oct. 8, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-3673-3), focuses on a boy’s refugee experience. Ages 4–7.

How Much Is a Little Girl Worth? by Rachael Denhollander, illus. by Morgan Huff (Sept. 10, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-4168-3), emphasizes that girls have immeasurable worth since they’re made in the image of God. Ages 4–8.

Kirby McCook and the Jesus Chronicles: A 12-Year-Old’s Take on the Totally Unboring, Slightly Weird Stuff in the Bible, Including Fish Guts, Wrestling Moves, and Stinky Feet by Stephen Arterburn and Marcus Brotherton, illus. by Damian Zain (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-2977-3). A boy leads his Sunday-school class through the Bible. Ages 8–12.


The Dead Sea Squirrels by Mike Nawrocki, illus. by Seguin-Magee Luke, gains Nutty Study Buddies (Sept. 3, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-3506-4) and Squirrelnapped! (Sept. 3, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-3510-1), ages 6–10.



Spot returns in Spot’s New Friend by Eric Hill (Jan. 7, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-241-35183-3), ages 3–5. Delusion by Laura Gallier releases The Deception (Sept. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-3392-3), ages 13–18. And The Sunlit Lands by Matt Mikalatos adds The Heartwood Crown (Aug. 6, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-3175-2), ages 13–18.



Manga Classics picks up Dracula by Bram Stoker, illus. by Virginia Nitouhei (Aug. 19, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-947808-05-8); and Hamlet by William Shakespeare, illus. by Julien Choy (Sept. 16, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-947808-11-9), ages 13–18.

Univ. of Minnesota

A to Zåäö: Playing with History at the American Swedish Institute by Nate Christopherson and Tara Sweeney (Oct. 29, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-5179-0788-4). In this tour of the Swedish alphabet, characters explore the American Swedish Institute and some of the artifacts housed there. Ages 3–8.

Johnny’s Pheasant by Cheryl Minnema, illus. by Julie Flett (Oct. 15, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-5179-0501-9). An encounter with a pheasant takes a surprising turn in this tale of a Native American boy and his grandmother. Ages 4–8.

Univ. of New Mexico


Barbara Guth Worlds of Wonder Science Series for Young Readers welcomes The Raptors of North America by Anne Price, illus. by Donald Malick (Oct. 15, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-8263-5925-4), ages 6–8.


Shadow Grove: The Night Weaver by Monique Snyman (Oct. 1, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64548-006-8). In this series opener, adults in a New England town seem indifferent when children begin to disappear. Ages 15–18.

Speak No Evil by Liana Gardner (Sept. 17, paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-944109-84-4). The daughter of Appalachian snake handlers becomes a ward of the state after a tragedy leaves her orphaned. Ages 16–18.


International Sensory Assassin Network adds Helix by Mary Ting (Sept. 3, paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-944109-86-8), ages 15–18.


In Case You’re Curious: What Young People Are Asking About Sex (With Answers from the Experts) by Planned Parenthood, edited by Alison Macklin (Sept. 10, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-63228-067-1), is based on a text-and-answer service developed by Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains. Ages 9–18.


Given by Nandi Taylor (Jan. 21, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-989365-04-5). Unable to watch her father waste away from a mysterious illness, fierce warrior Yenni, of the Yirba tribe, sets off for a distant empire. Ages 12–up.

She’s with Me by Jessica Cunsolo (Jan. 7, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-989365-02-1). Standing out as the new girl is hard enough, but add in Amelia Collins’s dangerous past, and her life depends on sneaking through senior year unnoticed. Ages 14–up.

West Margin

Betty Builds It by Julie Hampton (Sept. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5132-6232-1) stars a determined robot girl who wants to build her ideal friend out of recycled junk. Ages 4–8.

Where Does a Cowgirl Go Potty? (Oct. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5132-6238-3) and Where Does a Pirate Go Potty? (Oct. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5132-6240-6) by Dawn Babb Prochovnic, illus. by Jacob Souva. When these protagonists race to find relief, they get interrupted by the animals that use the spots they’ve chosen. Ages 5–8.

Glacier on the Move by Elizabeth Rusch, illus. by Alice Brereton (Aug. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5132-6230-7). Flo the glacier grows, shrinks, and eventually reaches the sea. Ages 5–9.

Catastrophe by the Sea by Brenda Peterson, illus. by Ed Young (Sept. 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5132-6234-5). A lost cat roaming the tide pools paws at the small creatures that live there and befriends an anemone. Ages 6–9.

What on Earth

Prehistoric: Dinosaurs, Megalodons, and Other Fascinating Creatures of the Deep Past by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld, illus. by Julius Csotonyi (Sept. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-912920-05-1). Infographics spotlight Earth’s geology and environments, linking ancient creatures and places to our own time. Ages 7–11.

Unseen Worlds: Real-Life Microscopic Creatures Hiding All Around Us, illus. by Hélène Rajcak and Damien Laverdunt (Oct. 29, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-9999680-1-4), reveals a hidden universe of microscopic critters. Ages 7–11.

Humanimal: Incredible Ways Animals Are Just Like Us! by Christopher Lloyd, illus. by Mark Ruffle (Nov. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-912920-01), highlights the shared behaviors of humans and other animals. Ages 7–12.

North America: A Fold-Out Graphic History by Sarah Albee, illus. by William Exley (Oct. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-9999679-2-5), presents a graphic timeline of the histories of North American countries. Ages 8–14.


Wild Ways issues Nose Knows: Wild Ways Animals Smell the World by Emmanuelle Figueras, illus. by Claire de Gastold (Oct. 1, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-912920-07-5), ages 7–11.

White Star

Good Night from All Over the World, illus. by Anna Lang (Jan. 7, $17.95, ISBN 978-88-544-1523-2), rounds up bedtime tales representing an array of genres, cultures, and countries. Ages 5–8.

Monsterland: A Scary Counting Book, illus. by Agnese Baruzzi (Aug. 6, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-88-544-1525-6). Kids spot and count vampires, bats, mummies, and undersea creatures. Ages 6–9.

Weird and Wonderful Animals by Cristina Banfi, illus. by Rossella Trionfetti (Nov. 19, $14.95, ISBN 978-88-544-1527-0), follows an intrepid explorer who meets some of the world’s most bizarre creatures. Ages 7–9.

Brothers Grimm: The Most Beloved Fairy Tales, illus. by Manuela Adreani (Nov. 5, $16.95, ISBN 978-88-544-1530-0), compiles eight classic stories. Ages 8–12.

The Human Body at a Glance by Cristina Peraboni, illus. by Giulia De Amicis (Nov. 5, $16.95, ISBN 978-88-544-1528-7). Infographics reveal secrets of the human body. Ages 8–12.

Travel the Animal World: An Atlas of Amazing Creatures by Cristina Banfi et al., illus. by Giulia Lombardo (Nov. 5, $16.95, ISBN 978-88-544-1526-3), introduces facts about various animals, their habitats, and seven people who have dedicated their lives to saving them. Ages 8–12.


Coding for Kids boots up with Create Your Own App with App Inventor by Monica Umberta Oriani Cauduro, illus. by Valentina Figus (Jan. 7, $12.95, ISBN 978-88-544-1529-4), ages 8–12.

Albert Whitman

A Friendship Yarn by Lisa Moser, illus. by Olga Demidova (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0762-9). Badger and Porcupine are best friends, until they accidentally knit from opposite ends of the same ball of yarn. Ages 4–8.

Operation Photobomb by Becky Cattie and Tara Luebbe, illus. by Matthew Rivera (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-6130-0). When Monkey finds a camera, Chameleon discovers his love of photobombing. Ages 4–8.

This Is a Sea Cow by Cassandra Federman (Sept. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7874-2). After an imaginative second grader writes about sea cows, the subject of the report is not happy with her portrayal. Ages 4–8.


She Made History expands with Always Looking Up: Nancy Grace Roman, Astronomer by Laura Gehl, illus. by Louise Pigott (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0296-9); and A Race Around the World: Two Lady Journalists, 75 Days by Caroline Starr Rose, illus. by Alexandra Bye (Oct. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0010-1), ages 4–8. And Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan picks up Eclipse the Skies (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-3638-4), ages 13–18.


Welcome to Jazz: A Swing-Along Celebration of America’s Music Featuring “When the Saints Go Marching In” by Carolyn Sloan, illus. by Jessica Gibson (Oct. 15, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-5235-0688-0), is an introduction to jazz with sound buttons. Ages 4–8.

The Big Book of Monsters: The Creepiest Creatures from Classic Literature by Hal Johnson, illus. by Tim Sievert (Sept. 3, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-5235-0711-5), is a compendium of 25 fictional monsters. Ages 8–12.

Dare Ya! The Laugh-Out-Loud, Just-Slightly-Embarrassing Book of Truth or Dare by Courtney Carbone (Sept. 3, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-5235-0476-3) serves up a modern take on the classic game of truth or dare. Ages 8–12.

The Book of Terrifyingly Awesome Technology: 27 Experiments for Young Scientists by Sean Connolly, illus. by Kristyna Baczynski (Sept. 17, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-5235-0494-7), collects projects exploring digital technology, robotics, computer science, and electronics. Ages 9–14.


Indestructibles, illus. by Ekaterina Trukhan, welcomes Baby, Find the Shapes!, (Sept. 17, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-5235-0624-8), Baby, Let’s Count! (Sept. 17, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-5235-0622-4), Baby, See the Colors! (Sept. 17, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-5235-0623-1), and Hanukkah Baby (Oct. 15, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-5235-0804-4), ages up to 2. And Boynton on Board by Sandra Boynton delivers Dinosnores (Sept. 3, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-5235-0813-6), ages up to 4.

Series in Spanish

Boynton on Board by Sandra Boynton says hola to ¡Danza del corral! (Barnyard Dance!) (Sept. 3, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-5235-0777-1), ¡El libro del ombligo! (The Belly Button Book!) (Sept. 3, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-5235-0800-6), and Cachorro cariñoso (Snuggle Puppy!) (Sept. 3, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-5235-0776-4), ages up to 4.


ABCs in the Bible by Rebekah Moredock, illus. by Lisa Reed (Jan. 7, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5460-1428-7), aims to help develop familiarity with letters and with biblical people, places, and things. Ages up to 3.

The Night Baafore Christmas by Dawn Young, illus. by Pablo Pino (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5460-1458-4). A boy having trouble falling asleep waiting for Santa puts the sheep he’s counting to sleep instead. Ages 4–8.

Penguin & Moose by Hannah C. Hall, illus. by Anna Chernyshova (Dec. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5460-1433-1), tells of Penguin, who wants to learn to fly, and Moose, who’s determined to help his bestie take flight. Ages 4–8.


Flanimals serves up T Is for Thanks (and Turkey!) by Melinda Rathjen, illus. by Amy Husband (Sept. 10, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-5460-1457-7), ages up to 3.


Is God My Friend? by Hannah C. Hall (Oct. 8, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-5460-1204-7). Clive and Ian play in the snow and learn about friendship with God. Ages up to 3.

Buck Denver’s Big, Big Bubble: A Lesson in Courage by Phil Vischer (Oct. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5460-1193-4). A boy who invents a protective bubble so he won’t get hurt learns that courage comes from within. Ages 4–8.

Laugh and Learn Bible for Kids: The Gospel in 52 Five-Minute Bible Stories by Phil Vischer (Sept. 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5460-1195-8). The creator of VeggieTales compiles brief stories from the Bible. Ages 4–8.



Berrybrook Middle School by Svetlana Chmakova issues Diary (Oct. 29, paper, $13, ISBN 978-1-975332-79-2), ages 10–up.


Love You, Love You, illus. by Alison Brown (Dec. 31, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76841-8). Animals share their own ways of saying “Goodnight,” “You are safe,” and “We love you.” Ages up to 4.

Bible Gems to Remember Illustrated Bible by Robin Schmitt, illus. by Kris Aro McLeod (Aug. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-310-74688-1), offers short tales. Ages 4–8.

A Christmas Gift for Santa by John T. Elkins, illus. by Ag Jatkowska (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-310-72961-7). After delivering gifts, Santa returns home to thoughtful homemade gifts from Mrs. Claus. Ages 4–8.

The One and Only Wolfgang: From Pet Rescue to One Big Happy Family by Steve Greig and Mary Rand Hess, illus. by Nadja Sarell (Sept. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76823-4), examines senior pet adoption and shows that families come in all shapes and sizes. Ages 4–8.

One Big Heart: A Celebration of Being More Alike Than Different by Linsey Davis, illus. by Lucy Fleming (Aug. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76785-5), celebrates diversity and the many things we have in common. Ages 4–8.

A Very Fiona Christmas, illus. by Richard Cowdrey (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76773-2). Experiencing her first holiday season, a hippo asks her zoo friends, “What’s Christmas?” Ages 4–8.


Snuggle Time presents Snuggle Time Fall Blessings by Glenys Nellist, illus. by Cee Biscoe (Aug. 13, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76751-0), ages up to 4. Adventure Bible offers 5-Minute Adventure Bible Stories: Polar Exploration Edition, illus. by Jim Madsen (Sept. 3, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76536-3), ages 4–8; and NIRV Adventure Bible Book of Devotions for Early Readers: Polar Exploration Edition: 365 Days of Adventure (Sept. 3, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76509-7), ages 6–10. Berenstain Bears/Living Lights by Mike Berenstain releases The Berenstain Bears Go Christmas Caroling (Oct. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76363-5), ages 4–8. And joining Coin Slot Chronicles by Rashad Jennings is Arcade and the Golden Travel Guide (Sept. 10, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-310-76743-5), ages 8–12.