50 Amp Productions

Terraria, Vol. 1 by Brendan J. Vogel et al. (Aug. 15, $10.99 paper, ISBN 979-82-18-15474-5), is the debut graphic novel set in the word of this bestselling video game. Ages 8–12.


Legends of Major League Baseball by Craig Calcaterra (Oct. 3, $15.95, ISBN 978-0-7892-1473-7) compiles photo-filled profiles of
28 retired baseball greats across multiple generations. Ages 9–12.


The Enchanted Symphony by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton, illus. by Elly MacKay (Sept. 12, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6319-9). A boy’s simple melody strikes a resonant chord in this tale about the power of art, nature, and community. Ages 4–8.

Game of Freedom: Mestre Bimba and the Art of Capoeira by Duncan Tonatiuh (Oct. 24, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6458-5) tells of this legendary capoeira player who resisted racial oppression with this art form. Ages 4–8.

Grandmothers Galore! by Judith Henderson and Ellen Yeomans, illus. by Rashin Kheiriyeh (Aug. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6428-8). A house full of grandmothers tries to determine who is the “best” grandma. Ages 4–8.

Hanukkah Upside Down by Elissa Brent Weissman, illus. by Omer Hoffmann (Sept. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6296-3). Living in New York and New Zealand, two cousins compete to have the ultimate Hanukkah. Ages 4–8.

Ice Bears at Ice Edge by Robert Burleigh, illus. by Wendell Minor (Oct. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6070-9), offers a climate change–themed tale of a polar bear family fighting to survive. Ages 4–8.

Jimmy’s Shoes: The Story of Jimmy Choo, Shoemaker to a Princess by Patricia Tanumihardja, illus. by Derek Desierto (Aug. 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5528-6), traces this shoemaker’s life from his father’s workshop in Penang to the runways of London and the halls of Kensington Palace. Ages 4–8.

Just One Flake by Travis Jonker (Oct. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6011-2). Determined to catch one perfect snowflake on his tongue, Liam achieves his goal in an unexpected way. Ages 4–8.

Milo Walking by James Howe, illus. by Sakika Kikuchi (Nov. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5520-0). Milo and his mother take daily walks in this story about finding wonder in everyday things. Ages 4–8.

To See Clearly: A Portrait of David Hockney by Evan Turk (Sept. 19, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5290-2) reveals how this artist, raised in England during WWII, found beauty and new perspectives in ordinary things. Ages 4–8.

The Walk (a Stroll to the Poll) by Winsome Bingham, illus. by E.B. Lewis (Sept. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4772-4). This story of a girl and her Granny celebrates a crucial walk: the walk to vote. Ages 4–8.

Where Did Benjamin Go? by Chris Clarkson, illus. by Annalise Barber (Sept. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5727-3). A family rekindles its joy after the loss of a child in this tale of grief, hope, and strength. Ages 4–8.

5-Minute Princess Power Stories by Elise Allen (Oct. 17, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6984-9) retells 12 stories from episodes of the Princess Power Netflix series, based on the Princesses Wear Pants picture books. Ages 5–7.

A Place Called America: A Story of the Land and People by Jennifer Thermes (Aug. 15, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4389-4) presents the history of America’s formation and residents, through the lens of the land itself. Ages 6–9.

Of All Tribes: American Indians and Alcatraz by Joseph Bruchac (Sept. 26, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5719-8) chronicles the 1969 occupation of Alcatraz by Native Americans, which inspired a generation of Native activists and ignited the modern American Indian Movement. Ages 10–14.

Rube Goldberg’s Big Book of Building: Make 24 Contraptions That Really Work! by Tori Cameron and Jennifer George, builds by Zach Umperovitch (Oct. 24, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6125-6), presents instructions for building a spectrum of Goldberg’s problem-solving machines. Ages 10 and up.


El Cucuy celebrates It’s Navidad, El Cucuy! by Donna Barba Higuera, illus. by Juliana Perdomo (Sept. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6013-6), ages 4–8. Feeling Friends gains Mighty Muddy Us by Caron Levis, illus. by Charles Santoso (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6373-1), ages 4–8. Copydog by Zachariah Ohora (Nov. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6501-8) joins Fuzzy Friends, ages 4–8. I Am Books continues with Who I Am: Words I Tell Myself by Susan Verde, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds (Sept. 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-7091-3), ages 4–8. Science squirrels Newton and Curie are back in Newton and Curie Take Flight! by Daniel Kirk (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4963-6), ages 4–8. DC Super Heroes: The Multiverse Unfolds by Warner Brothers, illus. by Stephen Byrne (Aug. 15, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6943-6), is a new Abrams Unfolds Book, ages 4 and up. Questioneers continues with Lila Greer, Teacher of the Year by Andrea Beaty, illus. by David Roberts (Nov. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6904-7), ages 5–7. And Is There Anybody Out There? The Search for Extraterrestrial Life, from Amoebas to Aliens by Laura Krantz (Oct. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5820-1) is a new Wild Thing title, ages 8–12.

Title in Spanish

Juego de libertad: Mestre Bimba y el arte de la capoeira (Game of Freedom) by Duncan Tonatiuh (Oct. 24, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6850-7), ages 4–8.

Abrams Appleseed

I Love Me! by Marvyn Harrison, illus. by Diane Ewen (Nov. 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6809-5), presents daily affirmations for children and parents. Ages 3–5.

One Upside-Downy Day by Renée Kurilla (Aug. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5707-5). A diverse cast of children experience a range of feelings. Ages 3–5.

Too Much! An Overwhelming Day by Jolene Gutiérrez, illus. by Angel Chang (Aug. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6426-4). This look at sensory overload explores what children can do when everything is too much. Ages 3–5.

The Real Story by Sergio Ruzzier (Oct. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5526-2). In this whodunit, Cat and Mouse debate the truth behind a broken cookie jar. Ages 3–6.


Abrams Block Books picks up Batman Block: Essential Words Every Fan Should Know by Warner Brothers, illus. by Peski Studio (Oct. 24, $17.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-5729-7), ages up to 3. Lunartale: A New Year’s Adventure by Stella Hong (Nov. 14, $15.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-6951-1) is a new Abrams Trail Tale, ages up to 3. New Hello!Lucky Books by Sabrina Moyle and Eunice Moyle are My Brother Is the Best! (Aug. 22, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-5983-3) and My Sister Is Super! (Aug. 22, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-5981-9), ages up to 3. My Mighty Marvel First Books welcomes The Avengers by Marvel Entertainment, illus. by George Pérez (Aug. 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-5460-9), ages up to 3. And joining My Magical Friends is My Magical Santa by Yujin Shin (Sept. 5, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-6720-3), ages up to 3.

Who Laid These Eggs? by Laura Gehl, illus. by Loris Lora (Jan. 9, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-5662-7), is a new Animal Traces Book, ages 2–4. Growing Hearts adds When I Smile: A Book of Kindness by Jo Witek, illus. by Christine Roussey (Nov. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6916-0), ages 2–4. Bing, Bop, Bam: Time to Jam! by Valerie Bolling, illus. by Sabrena Khadija (Aug. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5631-3), is a new Fun in the City Book, ages 3–5. Let’s Play Outside! introduces Snowy Mittens: A Winter Adventure by Shauntay Grant, illus. by Candice Bradley (Sept. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6309-0), ages 3–5. Pop Magic issues What’s Up, Sesame Street? by Sesame Street, paper engineering by Matthew Reinhart, illus. by Shane Clester (Jan. 2, $19.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-7048-7), ages 3–5. And When You Adopt A welcomes When You Adopt a Pugicorn: The Christmas Wish by Matilda Rose, illus. by Tim Budgen (Sept. 19, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6671-8), ages 4–8.


Princess Power Chapter Book by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen (Jan. 9, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4197-6638-1) opens a series based on the Netflix show Princess Power and inspired by the picture book Princesses Wear Pants by Savannah Guthrie and Alli Oppenheim. Ages 4–8.

The Case of the Strange Splash (Detective Duck) by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver, illus. by Dan Santat (Oct. 17, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5513-2), launches a chapter book series about a young duck detective who solves environmental problems that beset her pond. Ages 6–9.

The Little Kid with the Big Green Hand by Matthew Gray Gubler (Sept. 26, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-7122-4). Two unlikely friends on a journey of self-discovery learn to see the world through someone else’s eyes. Ages 6 and up.

All-New Comics from All-Star Cartoonists (Marvel Super Stories), edited by John Jennings (Oct. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6981-8), compiles original comics by 15 cartoonists. Ages 8–12.

Oliver’s Great Big Universe by Jorge Cham (Sept. 26, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6408-0) kicks off a diary-style series following a boy who’s taking on the whole universe—if he can survive middle school first. Ages 8–12.

Sea of Gold by Gregory Mone (Aug. 8, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5683-2). A young pirate races a band of rogues to find hidden gold in this series starter. Ages 8–12.

The Shape of Time: Rymworld Arcana by Ryan Calejo (Sept. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5988-8). In this series debut, Antares and Magdavellía find a forgotten island where a mythical compass is located. Ages 8–12.

Super Boba Café by Nidhi Chanani (Oct. 24, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5956-7). Launching a graphic novel series, this story features a boba café, an earthquake-causing monster, and a magical summer. Ages 8–12.

Billie Blaster and the Robot Army from Outer Space by Laini Taylor, illus. by Jim Di Bartolo (Aug. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5384-8). In this graphic novel from married collaborators Taylor and Di Bartolo, a genius scientist discovers that her new invention has been launched into space, creating a robot army controlled by an evil alien emperor. Ages 9–12.

A Fright to Remember (Monster High) by Mattel and Adrianna Cuevas (Oct. 31, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6986-3). A school hosts a talent show in the debut of a series inspired by this Nickelodeon show. Ages 10–14.

The Witch’s Wings and Other Terrifying Tales (Are You Afraid of the Dark?) by Tehlor Kay Mejia, illus. by Junyi Wu et al. (Oct. 3, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6356-4). First in a graphic novel series, this volume collects three tales based on Hispanic urban
legends and lore. Ages 10 and up.

Catfish Rolling by Clara Kumagai (Oct. 17, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6851-4). In this magical realist novel about memory, after an earthquake breaks apart time, a girl searches abandoned time zones to find her father. Ages 12 and up.

Houses with a Story: A Dragon’s Den, a Ghostly Mansion, a Library of Lost Books, and 30 More Amazing Places to Explore by Yoshida Seiji, trans. by Jan Mitsuko Cash (Nov. 14, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6124-9). This fantastical book introduces readers to imaginative houses in unexpected worlds—and their residents. Ages 12 and up.

A Hundred Vicious Turns (The Broken Tower #1) by Lee Paige O’Brien (Sept. 12, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6515-5). In this series opener, the heir to an arcane bloodline must outwit a ruthless magical adversary. Ages 14 and up.

Sleepless in Dubai by Sajni Patel (Oct. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6696-1). An aspiring photographer accompanies her family to Dubai to celebrate the five days of Diwali in style. Ages 13 and up.

All the Fighting Parts by Hannah V. Sawyerr (Sept. 19, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6261-1). To regain her voice and sense of self, Amina must confront her abuser—in the courtroom and in her heart. Ages 14 and up.


Hello!Lucky Books: The Cosmic Adventures of Astrid and Stella issues Get Outer My Space! by Sabrina Moyle, illus. by Eunice Moyle (Sept. 26, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6643-5), ages 6–9. Marya Khan returns in Marya Khan and the Spectacular Fall Festival by Saadia Faruqi, illus. by Ani Bushry (Oct. 3, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6120-1), ages 6–9. Spider-Man: Quantum Quest! joins Mighty Marvel Team-Up by Mike Maihack (Jan. 2, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-7049-4), ages 6–9. The Good Sports League plays on with The Perfect Pitch by Tommy Greenwald, illus. by Lesley Vamos (Sept. 12, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6367-0), ages 7–10. Adventuregame Comics picks up The Beyond by Jason Shiga (Aug. 22, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5781-5), ages 8–12. And Don Brown’s Big Ideas That Changed the World adds All Charged Up! (Jan. 9, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6673-2), ages 8–12.

The Chance to Fly presents Cut Loose! by Ali Stroker and Stacy Davidowitz (Oct. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6404-2), ages 8–12. Diary of a Wimpy Kid continues with No Brainer by Jeff Kinney (Oct. 24, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6694-7), ages 8–12. Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales issues Above the Trenches by Nathan Hale (Nov. 14, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-4952-0), ages 8–12. Engine of Change by Brandon T. Snider, illus. by Ed Steckley (Oct. 3, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-5008-3), joins Rube Goldberg and His Amazing Machines, ages 8–12. SpongeBob SquarePants Mysteries offers Stage Fright by David Lewman, illus. by Francesco Francavilla (Jan. 9, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6208-6), ages 8–12. And Thanks a Lot, Universe gains You Owe Me One, Universe by Chad Lucas (Nov. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6686-2), ages 10–14.

Abrams/Magic Cat

The Little Book of Words That Matter: 100 Words for Every Child to Understand by Joanne Ruelos Diaz, illus. by Annelies Draws (Nov. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6777-7). This companion to The Little Book of Joy compiles words to help children navigate their way through our world. Ages 3–8.

5-Minute Nature Stories by Gabby Dawnay, illus. by Mona K. (Oct. 3, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6775-3), collects 10 real-life tales celebrating natural wonders. Ages 5–7.

The Christmas Songbook: Sing Along to Eight Classic Carols by Amy Adele (Sept. 19, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-7106-4). This book with sound chips follows a mouse family’s holiday adventure. Ages 5 and up.

Glow: A Family Guide to the Night Sky by Noelia González, illus. by Sara Boccaccini Meadows (Sept. 12, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6780-7), explores stars, planets, and other celestial bodies in the night sky. Ages 8–12.

The Handbook of Forgotten Skills: Timeless Fun for a New Generation by Elaine Batiste and Natalie Crowley, illus. by Chris Duriez (Sept. 12, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6776-0), is a guide to such classic activities as tying knots, making a bird feeder, using a compass, and making a paper airplane. Ages 8–12.

Recipes for Change: 12 Dishes Inspired by a Year in Black History by Michael Platt, illus. by Alleanna Harris (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6024-2), discusses a dozen key events in Black history and includes a recipe inspired by each. Ages 8–12.

A Year of Black Joy: 52 Black Voices Share Their Life Passions by Jamia Wilson, illus. by Jade Orlando (Oct. 10, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6778-4), celebrates the voices, talents, and contributions of 52 contemporary Black individuals from around the world. Ages 8–12.


Baby Animal Tales continues with Merry Christmas, Little Reindeer by Amanda Wood, illus. by Bec Winnel and Vikki Chu (Sept. 19, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-6949-8). ages up to 5. And Brown Bear Wood by Rachel Piercey, illus. by Freya Hartas, offers The Great Easter Egg Hunt (Jan. 9, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-4197-6779-1), ages up to 5; and Grand Old Oak and the Birthday Ball (Aug. 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6600-8), ages 4–6.



Wildlife Rescue Stories introduces Bailey the Bear Needs Help! A True Story of Rescue and Rehabilitation by Christy Gove (Oct. 17, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-64755-344-9), ages 4–8.



Lyricpop presents Lean on Me: A Children’s Picture Book by Bill Withers, illus. by Rachel Moss (Aug. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-63614-109-1), ages up to 7.


Shapescapes by Magda Gargulakova, illus. by Lukas Fibrich and Stepanka Sekaninova (Oct. 17, $14.95, ISBN 978-80-00-07003-2). This look at geometric figures displays real-world examples of four basic shapes. Ages 3–6.

Words About Where: Let’s Learn Prepositions by Magda Gargulakova, illus. by Marie Urbankova (Oct. 24, $12.95, ISBN 978-80-00-07004-9), introduces eight prepositions of place and offers visual examples of each, along with guidelines for using and remembering them. Ages 3–6.

How Not to Kill Your Plant by Magda Gargulakova and Lenka Chytilova, illus. by Hannah Abbo (Dec. 12, $15.95, ISBN 978-80-00-06996-8). This houseplant handbook discusses common varieties and plant-care tips. Ages 6–9.

Tibbles the Cat by Michal Sanda, illus. by David Dolensky (Dec. 5, $14.95, ISBN 978-80-00-07005-6), reveals how a lighthouse keeper’s cat stalked and decimated a rare bird species on an island off the coast of New Zealand in 1894. Ages 6–9.

Famous Finds and Finders: Searching for the Past by Tom Velcovsky, illus. by Adam Wolf and Stepanka Sekaninova (Nov. 28, $22.95, ISBN 978-80-00-06999-9), showcases 40 discoveries of archaeologists and paleontologists that have helped scientists compose a picture of past times. Ages 9–12.

Scenic Cities by Jana Sedlackova, illus. by Magdalena Konecna (Sept. 19, $18.95, ISBN 978-80-00-07002-5). This guide to 30 cities around the world (including five in the U.S.) features watercolor illustrations. Ages 9–12.


Mixed-Up Fashion adds What Should I Wear Now? by Jana Sedlackova, illus. by Alexandra Majova (Sept. 26, $15.95, ISBN 978-80-00-06998-2), ages 3–6. Read & Spot issues The Four Seasons by Joli Hannah, illus. by Amanda Gulliver (Oct. 31, $12.95, ISBN 978-80-00-07001-8), ages 3–6. Why Files continues with Health: Why We Need to Take Care of Ourselves by Joli Hannah, illus. by Laura Deo (Nov. 14, $16.95, ISBN 978-80-00-07006-3), ages 7–11. And joining Large Encyclopedias of Animals is Insectopia: The Wonderful World of Insects by Jiri Kolibac, illus. by Pavla Dvorska and Pavel Dvorsky (Nov. 21, $24.99, ISBN 978-80-00-06968-5), ages 9–12.


Merry and Hark: A Christmas Story by April Genevieve Tucholke, illus. by Rebecca Santo (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64375-238-9). A small owl wakes up in a big city after falling asleep in what will soon be a family’s Christmas tree. Ages 4–8.

A Pretty Implausible Premise by Karen Rivers (Sept. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-61620-816-5). Two teens living in worlds haunted by ghosts begin a whirlwind romance in this story about love beyond comprehension. Ages 12 and up.

Rook by William Ritter (Aug. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64375-240-2). In this tale set in the world of the Jackaby series, Abigail Rook uses her new power to solve the mystery of missing supernatural beings. Ages 12 and up.


Myrtle, Means, and Opportunity concludes the Myrtle Hardcastle Mystery series by Elizabeth C. Bunce (Oct. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64375-314-0), ages 10 and up.

Amazon Crossing

Jhupli’s Honey Bee Box by Achintyarup Ray, illus. by Shivam Choudhary (Oct. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66251-467-8). Jhupli finds a way to help keep her father, a honey gatherer in the Sundarbans, safe in the jungle. Ages 4–8.

Batu and the Search for the Golden Cup by Zira Nauryzbai and Lilya Kalaus, trans. by Shelley Fairweather-Vega (Aug. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66250-702-1). Batu and his friends set out with Aspara, the Golden Warrior, to find the Golden Cup in a world where myths come alive. Ages 8–12.

The Night Raven by Johan Rundberg, trans. by A.A. Prime (Aug. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66250-958-2). An orphan in 1880 Stockholm teams up with a detective to solve a crime and discover the truth behind her past in this launch of the Moonwind Mysteries duology. Ages 10–14.

Amazon/Two Lions

The Unstoppable Jamie by Joy Givens, illus. by Courtney Dawson (Oct. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66250-576-8). A boy with Down Syndrome and his family visit New York City to see his picture in Times Square during a Buddy Walk event. Ages 4–8.

Willow and Bunny by Anitra Rowe Schulte, illus. by Christopher Denise (Oct. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-2569-0). After Willow, who always protects Bunny and other creatures under her strong branches, is hurt in a storm, the animals come to her rescue. Ages 4–8.

Ruby and Lonely by Patrice Karst, illus. by Kayla Harren (Sept. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66250-804-2). Once a lonely girl gives her problem a name, she connects with her inner best friend and transforms her life. Ages 5–8.

American Girl

Meet Isabel and Nicki by Julia DeVillers and Jennifer Roy (Sept. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68337-209-7). The authors, identical twins, tap into their own experiences in this story featuring 1990s characters. Ages 8–12.

Amicus Ink

The Glorious Forest That Fire Built by Ginny Neil (Aug. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68152-900-4). A wildfire in the forest leaves nothing but ashes until seeds sprout from deep below, initiating a cycle of regrowth. Ages 6–9.


Baby Dinosaurs welcomes Baby Stegosaurus (Aug. 8, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68152-892-2) and Baby T. Rex (Aug. 8, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68152-890-8) by Julie Abery, illus. by Gavin Scott, ages 2–5.

Andersen Press USA

The Bookshop Mice by Robert Starling (Nov. 7, $18.99, ISBN 979-8-7656-0833-3). A bookshop mouse’s friends don’t believe her stories of her incredible adventures until she invites them to the store to witness them. Ages 4–9.

Ghost Orchid by Fiona Lumbers (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 979-8-7656-0831-9). Ava and her parents take time to appreciate the world’s wonders on their journey to find the mysterious ghost orchid. Ages 4–9.

Trains, Boats, and Planes by Michelle Robinson, illus. by Jez Tuya (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 979-8-7656-0830-2), encourages readers to spot and identify colorful things that go. Ages 4–9.

Home for Grace by Kathryn White, illus. by Rachael Dean (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 979-8-7656-0832-6). Inspired by an incident of unkindness toward an unhoused person that was witnessed by the author and her daughter, this story encourages compassion and embracing differences. Ages 5–9.

The Secret of Splint Hall by Katie Cotton (Oct. 10, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-83913-196-7). In post-WWII Britain, two girls find out that monsters and dragons are real. Ages 9–11.

Andrews McMeel

Bean the Stretchy Dragon: A Sally & Bean Adventure by Ari Stocrate (Sept. 19, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-5248-8101-6). A cheerful dragon and a grumpy witch star in this graphic novel based on a webcomic. Ages 6–9.

Fry Guys by Eric Geron, illus. by Jannie Ho (Sept. 26, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-5248-7943-3). In this series starter, evil UFO-nion Rings invade Spudtown, Idaho, hoping to take all fries to their secret lair. Ages 6–10.

Pocket Peaches by Dora Wang (Sept. 26, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-5248-7864-1). This graphic novel series debut stars Peaches, who wants to befriend a new feline, Taro; the problem is, Taro loves all things spooky and Peaches does not. Ages 6–10.

Ellie’s Deli: Wishing on Matzo Ball Soup! by Lisa Greenwald, illus. by Galia Bernstein (Sept. 5, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-8111-5). In this series opener, Ellie is determined to stop her family’s deli from going out of business. Ages 8–12.

Nell & the Netherbeast by Adi Rule (Aug. 15, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-8244-0). Will the cat-like creature at Nell’s aunt’s bed-and-breakfast become her new best friend—or destroy the house? Ages 8–12.

Skip! by Sarah Burgess (Nov. 7, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-7737-8). In this graphic novel, Jay, who usually spends their time alone writing poetry, finds a place to belong when they join the Double Dutch team. Ages 11–14.


Leila and Nugget Mysteries concludes with Bark at the Park by Dustin and Deserae Brady, illus. by April Brady (Oct. 17, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-7754-5), ages 7–9. A Noob’s Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior adds Into the Nether by Cube Kid, trans. by Tanya Gold, illus. by Jez and Odone (Jan. 9, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-8433-8), ages 7–9. Cat’s Claw by Matthew Cody et al., illus. by Chad Thomas (Oct. 10, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-8228-0), joins Cat Ninja, ages 7–10. Creepy Cafetorium wraps up with Creepy Cafetorium: Six More Spooky, Slimy, Silly Short Stories by Colleen AF Venable, illus. by Anna-Maria Jung et al. (Sept. 19, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-7866-5), ages 7–10. And joining Peanuts Kids is Snoopy: Touchdown! by Charles M. Schulz (Oct. 24, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-8579-3), ages 7–11.

Animal Rescue Friends return in Learning New Tricks, edited by Harriet Low and Stephanie Cooke, illus. by Chelsea Trousdale et al. (Nov. 7, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-8234-1), ages 8–12. Crabgrass picks up Unsupervised by Tauhid Bondia (Sept. 19, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-8495-6), ages 8–12. Grimwood adds Let the Fur Fly! by Nadia Shireen (Sept. 26, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-8227-3), ages 8–12. And Phoebe and Her Unicorn are back in Unicorn for a Day by Dana Simpson (Oct. 3, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-8130-6), ages 8–12.

Wallace the Brave stars in The Great Pencil Quest by Will Henry (Oct. 24, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-8647-9), ages 8–12. Big Nate reappears in Move It or Lose It! by Lincoln Peirce (Aug. 29, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-8129-0), ages 9–12. Everything’s Coming Up Beatrix! is a new Breaking Cat News Adventure by Georgia Dunn (Sept. 5, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-7974-7), ages 9–12. Sorceline concludes with Sorceline, Book 2 by Sylvia Douyé, trans. by Tanya Gold, illus. by Paola Antista, (Aug. 22, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-8231-0), ages 9–12. And Unfamiliar offers Unfamiliar, Vol. 2 by Haley Newsome (Oct. 17, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-8236-5), ages 13 and up.


Mira and Baku by Sara Truuvert, illus. by Michelle Theodore (Oct. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77321-756-7). A girl and a creature from Japanese folklore search for her missing father in this story set during Japanese internment in WWII. Ages 4–7.

Sam Francisco by Sarah Tagholm, illus. by Binny Talib (Sept. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77321-821-2). A group of partying cats contend with an angry neighbor in this tale celebrating optimism in the face of adversity. Ages 4–7.

The Words We Share by Jack Wong (Oct. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-77321-797-0). Angie’s father, for whom she often translates English words into Chinese, helps out when she hits a snag with her translation business. Ages 4–7.

Mehndi Boy by Zain Bandali, illus. by Jani Balakumar (Oct. 24, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-77321-792-5). A boy’s talent for the art form of mehndi helps save the day in the lead-up to his cousin’s wedding. Ages 6–11.

Dragging Mason County by Curtis Campbell (Oct. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77321-787-1). A queer teen struggles with friendship and romance as he helps his best friend produce their town’s first drag show. Ages 14 and up.

Stay Up: Racism, Resistance, and Reclaiming Black Freedom by Khodi Dill, illus. by Stylo Starr (Oct. 17, $23.99, ISBN 978-1-77321-807-6). Combining memoir, cultural criticism, and anti-oppressive theory, this book sets out to empower racialized young people and provide paths to personal liberation and social transformation. Ages 14 and up.


Adventures of Salma introduces Salma Writes a Book by Danny Ramadan, illus. by Anna Bron (Oct. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-77321-802-1), ages 6–9.


Why? A Story for Kids Who Have Lost a Parent to Suicide by Melissa Allen Heath, illus. by Frances Ives (Nov. 14, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-4196-5), aims to help adults talk with children about a parent’s suicide. Ages 3–8.

The Fears You Fear by Rachel Rooney, illus. by Zehra Hicks (Sept. 6, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-4192-7), discusses coping with such issues as fear of animals, saying goodbye, the doctor’s office, and thunder. Ages 4–8.

Fexaminesrizzy Haired Zuzu by Medeia Sharif, illus. by Basma Hosam (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-4157-6). In this tale about embracing your appearance, Zuzu sorts out what is beautiful to others... and herself. Ages 4–8.

How Are You, Verity? by Meghan Wilson Duff, illus. by Taylor Barron (Aug. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-4151-4). A neurodivergent child and their neighbors find the true meaning behind greetings and salutations. Ages 4–8.

The Littlest Turtle by Lysa Mullady, illus. by Erica Salcedo (Aug. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-4076-0). The title character learns about the importance of using your voice to speak up for what is fair and right. Ages 4–8.

Once Upon My Dads’ Divorce by Seamus Kirst, illus. by Noémie Gionet Landry (Nov. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-4074-6). When his fathers divorce, Grayson experiences the challenges of moving from living in one home with both parents to splitting time between two houses. Ages 4–8.

Step by Step by Kat Boger, illus. by Hiroe Nakata (Sept. 19, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-4241-2). As he grows older, Sam discovers many new things to try—some scary—but his mother helps him learn to face his fears. Ages 4–8.

Taco Falls Apart by Brenda S. Miles, illus. by Monika Filipina (Aug. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-4251-1), shows how the interplay between thoughts, feelings, and behavior shapes how we experience things. Ages 4–8.

The Worrying Worries by Rachel Rooney, illus. by Zehra Hicks (Sept. 13, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-4195-8), explores what happens when children encounter worries and offers strategies to tame them. Ages 4–8.

A Year of Celebraciones by Carrie Lara, illus. by Christine Battuz (Oct. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4338-4155-2), spotlights the various ways that cultures around the world observe the arrival of a new year. Ages 4–8.


Kepler62: The Invitation (Sept. 26, $16, ISBN 978-1-64690-033-6) and The Countdown (Oct. 24, $16, ISBN 978-1-64690-032-9) by Timo Parvela and Bjørn Sortland, trans. by Owen Witesman, illus. by Pasi Pitkänen, launch a sci-fi adventure series centering on children from all over the world who are recruited to leave Earth to investigate a faraway planet after beating a game. Ages 8–12.

Franny Cloutier: The Year My Life Turned Upside Down by Stephanie Lapointe, trans. by Ann Marie Boulanger. illus. by Marianne Ferrer (Nov. 14, $17, ISBN 978-1-64690-024-4). Franny journals about leaving her Montreal home to live with an aunt she’s never met when her father goes on a research trip to Japan. Ages 10–14.

Ansuz (Whisper of the Ravens) by Malene Sølvsten, trans. by Adrienne Alair (Sept. 26, $20, ISBN 978-1-64690-026-8). In this series debut, a string of bestial murders are connected to an ancient prophecy, and Anne, who can see events from the past, is caught in the middle of it all. Ages 12 and up.

Roses & Violets by Gry Kappel Jensen, trans. by Sharon E. Rhodes (Sept. 26, $18, ISBN 978-1-64690-012-1), is a murder mystery about four girls who are invited to apply to a school for magic. Ages 14 and up.


The Woodwalkers continues with Holly’s Secret by Katja Brandis, trans. by Rachel Ward, illus. by Claudia Carls (Nov. 14, $16, ISBN 978-1-64690-022-0), ages 8–12.

Arte Publico

Grandma, Where Will Your Love Go?/Abuela, ¿adónde irá tu amor? by Adriana Camacho-Church (Oct. 31, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55885-984-5). In this bilingual story, a woman reassures her granddaughter that her love will always surround the girl, even if she is no longer physically present. Ages 4–8.

Mariano’s First Glove/El primer guante de Mariano by Robert Casilla (Oct. 31, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55885-983-8). This bilingual picture book recalls MLB pitcher Mariano Rivera’s idyllic childhood in Panama. Ages 4–8.

Eventually, Inevitably, My Writing Life in Verse by Rene Saldaña Jr. (Oct. 31, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-55885-981-4). The author charts his parents’ immigration to the U.S. and his own path, rising from modest means in South Texas to a life in literature and teaching. Ages 10 and up.

Tepozteco’s Belly by Jose Agustin (Oct. 31, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-55885-982-1). In this fantasy adventure, a group of friends from Mexico City are confronted by Aztec gods while exploring Mount Tepozteco. Ages 10 and up.


Meowl-o-Ween by Diane Muldrow, illus. by Tiffany Chen (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66260-200-9). On Halloween, cats are ready to scare trick-or-treaters, but one lost kitten must find her way to join the fun. Ages 3–7.

The Bridge by Eva Lindström, trans. by Annie Prime (Aug. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66262-048-5), tells of two wolves, one pig, and a bridge—and embracing the absurd twists that life delivers. Ages 4–8.

Dreams of Green: A Three Kings’ Day Story by Mariel Jungkunz, illus. by Mónica Paola Rodriguez (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66262-037-9). In this tale about Día de los Reyes, or Three Kings’ Day, a family in Ohio finds new ways to celebrate their Puerto Rican heritage. Ages 4–8.

Look and Cook Snacks: A First Book of Recipes in Pictures by Valorie Fisher (Oct. 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66262-044-7). This visual guide to cooking serves up simple, healthy snacks. Ages 4–8.

Once upon a Family by Amanda Rawson Hill (Aug. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-317-9). In this novel exploring what it means to become a blended family, a girl’s hasty wish brings unexpected results. Ages 8–12.

Shipwrecked! Diving for Hidden Time Capsules on the Ocean Floor by Martin W. Sandler (Oct. 31, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-66260-204-7) uncovers what shipwrecks reveal about the past—and how exploring them led to the development of marine archaeology. Ages 10–14.

The Evolving Truth of Ever-Stronger Will by Maya MacGregor (Oct. 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66262-017-1) is a novel about an agender teen who struggles with the aftermath of parental abuse while forging a new life. Ages 12 and up.


Here Comes Shopkeeper Hippo by Jonathan London, illus. by Gilles Eduar (Dec. 5, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-593-7), is a new Little Hippo Story, ages 3–6.

Title in Spanish

El verde de mis sueños: Un cuento de la tradición de los tres Reyes Magos (Dreams of Green: A Three Kings’ Day Story) by Mariel Jungkunz, illus. by Mónica Paola Rodriguez (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66262-039-3), ages 4–8.

Astra/Calkins Creek

Coretta’s Journey: The Life and Times of Coretta Scott King by Alice Faye Duncan, illus. by R. Gregory Christie (Sept. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66268-004-5). Told in poetry and prose, this biography underscores King’s key role in the history of activism and civil rights. Ages 7–10.

Invincible: Fathers and Mothers of Black America by Wade Hudson, illus. by E.B. Lewis (Sept. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-509-8), explores the birth of Black America, focusing on the little-known men and women who fought for justice and freedom for all. Ages 7–10.

Rooting for Plants: The Unstoppable Charles S. Parker, Black Botanist and Collector by Janice N. Harrington, illus. by Theodore Taylor III (Aug. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66268-019-9), profiles this trailblazing Black scientist who made major contributions to the fields of botany and mycology. Ages 7–10.

Shining Star: Vera Rubin Discovers Dark Matter by Suzanne Slade, illus. by Susan Reagan (Nov. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-601-9), relays the story of this pioneering astronomer who discovered dark matter, confronted sexism, and paved the way for future women scientists. Ages 7–10.

Traveling Shoes: The Story of Willye White, U.S. Olympian and Long Jump Champion by Alice Faye Duncan, illus. by Keith Mallett (Oct. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-580-7), spotlights this Black athlete, who as a child picked cotton with her grandparents in Mississippi and went on to triumph in the 1956 and 1964 Olympics. Ages 7–10.

How Benjamin Franklin Became a Revolutionary in Seven (Not-So-Easy) Steps by Gretchen Woelfle, illus. by John O’Brien (Oct. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63592-331-5), chronicles Franklin’s life journey from a loyal British subject to a passionate American revolutionary and Founding Father. Ages 9–12.

Facing the Enemy: How a Nazi Youth Camp in America Tested a Friendship by Barbara Krasner (Dec. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66268-025-0). Based on real-life events, this novel in verse reveals the history of American right-wing extremism and its impact on the lives of two different-thinking teens in the 1930s. Ages 12 and up.

A Long Time Coming: A Lyrical Biography of Race in America from Ona Judge to Barack Obama by Ray Anthony Shepard, illus. by R. Gregory Christie (Aug. 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66268-066-3), is a biography in verse of six Black Americans who fought racism in different ways. Ages 12 and up.

Astra/Hippo Park

Addie and the Amazing Acrobats by Shauna Cagan (Oct. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66264-046-9). Addie and her best friends—three bats—perform acrobatics in this picture book about friendship and fame. Ages 4–8.

Cross My Heart and Never Lie by Nora Dåsnes (Sept. 19, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-66264-054-4; $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66264-057-5). This debut title of a diary-style graphic novel series introduces Tuva, a seventh grader who is caught between feeling like a kid and becoming a teen. Ages 10 and up.


Hippo Park Pals by Rilla Alexander welcomes Fiona on the Swings (Sept. 26, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-66264-021-6) and Herbert Climbs to the Top (Sept. 26, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-66264-023-0), ages 2–5. And One Cool Duck is back in The Far-Out Fort by Mike Petrik (Oct. 3, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-66264-025-4; $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66264-026-1), ages 3–6.


Heather Whirl, Weather Girl: Heather and the Stormy Birthday by Linda Oatman High, illus. by Kris Aro McLeod (Nov. 14, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-66267-031-2), launches a series about a girl who, accompanied by her magical umbrella, explores extreme weather and climate science. Ages 6–9.

Pizza, Pickles, and Apple Pie: The Stories Behind the Foods We Love by David Rickert (Sept. 19, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-66267-013-8). Featuring a graphic format, this book explains how popular foods came to be. Ages 8–12.


Breezy Valley at Work introduces Firefighters to the Rescue! by R.W. Alley (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66267-027-5), ages 3–6. And Math Matters adds Gary’s Blooming Business: Decimals by Katie Sharp, illus. by Vanessa Gutiérrez (Dec. 5, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66267-035-0); How to Build a Diamond: Angles by Michelle Parsons, illus. by Monserrat Martínez (Dec. 5, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66267-033-6); and Luke’s Flying Start: Metric System by Parsons (Dec. 5, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66267-037-4) and Shopping Spree Showdown: Rounding by Sharp (Dec. 5, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66267-039-8), both illus. by César Garcés, ages 5–7.


Hello, Tiny Bear by Yusuke Yonezu (Aug. 29, $11.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66265-141-0). In this series opener, Tiny Bear learns to watch where—and who—he climbs. Ages up to 3.

The Rabbit Magician by Adeline Ruel (Dec. 5, $11.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66265-152-6). This story starring a bunny magician who makes objects appear in its magic hat introduces colors and counting. Ages up to 3.


Where Do You... picks up Where Do You Sleep? by Agnese Baruzzi (Oct. 10, $11.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-66265-166-3), ages 1–3.


The Book from Far Away by Bruce Handy, illus. by Julie Benbassat (Aug. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66265-133-5), is a wordless book about a human child and one from another planet, and the joy of sharing books. Ages 4–8.

The Kitten Story: A Mostly True Tale by Emily Jenkins, illus. by Brittany Cicchese (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66265-115-1). A family decides to adopt a cat but can’t agree on what type or a name. Ages 5–8.

The Museum of Nothing by Steven Guarnaccia (Oct. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66265-144-1). Two kids learn how nothing is really something while touring a museum with a Hall of Halls, Zero Wing, and Nobody Room. Ages 5–9.


Shapes and Shapes by Ivan Brunetti (Oct. 3, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-66266-517-2; $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66266-518-9) uses everyday examples of the shapes kids learn about in the classroom to create a basis of understanding for geometry and illustration. Ages 4–6.

Gotta Go! by Frank Viva (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-66266-507-3). When a boy desperately has to pee, his grandfather teaches him silly tricks to help him hold it all the way to the bathroom. Ages 5–7.

Paul Bunyan: The Invention of an American Legend by Noah Van Sciver, illus. by Marlena Myles (Aug. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-66266-522-6; $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66266-523-3), exposes the marketing origins of Bunyan and how the tall tale became a force for, and justification of, colonization. Ages 7 and up.


Boogie in the Bronx! by Jackie Azúa Kramer, illus. by Jana Glatt (Oct. 3, $17.99, ISBN 979-88-88590-00-3). Residents of a Bronx building dance to 10 types of Latin, Afro-Latin, and African American music. Ages 3–7.

Bring Back the Babka! by Marilyn Wolpin, illus. by Madison Safer (Oct. 3, $17.99, ISBN 979-88-88590-08-9). When brothers search for their mother’s missing babka in their diverse Jewish neighborhood, they discover generosity and community instead. Ages 3–8.

Follow the Flyway: The Marvel of Bird Migration by Sarah Nelson, illus. by Maya Hanisch (Aug. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64686-632-8). Babies of 12 bird species begin their first migration down the majestic flyway. Ages 3–9.

Copy That, Copy Cat! Inventions Inspired by Animals by Katrina Tangen, illus. by Giulia Orecchia (Sept. 5, $19.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64686-999-2). This rhyming lift-the-flap book of riddles displays examples of human inventions that copy things found in nature. Ages 4–8.

Benita and the Night Creatures by Mariana Llanos, illus. by Cocoretto (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 979-88-88590-02-7). Creatures from Peruvian lore try to scare a child who’s so absorbed in her bedtime reading that she rebuffs their attempts. Ages 4–9.

Ganesha Goes Green by Lakshmi Thamizhmani, illus. by Debasmita Dasgupta (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64686-997-8). During the Ganesha Chaturthi festival, Prema tries to preserve her town’s river by making statues out of natural clay instead of plaster. Ages 5–9.

My Cousin’s Mermaid: A Story from Poland by Anna Staniszewski, illus. by Ewa Poklewska-Koziello (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 979-88-88590-04-1). Visiting her cousin in Poland, a child struggles with not feeling “Polish enough” until they bond over their love of fairy tales. Ages 6–10.

Stranded! A Mostly True Story from Iceland by Aevar Pór Benediktsson, illus. by Anne Wilson (Aug. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-
1-64686-991-6). This graphic-style book centers on two friends who become stranded on a volcanic island in Iceland. Ages 6–10.


New Feelings & Firsts titles by Sumana Seeboruth, illus. by Maribel Castells, are By Myself! (Aug. 8, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64686-995-4; By Myself!/¡Yo sola!, bilingual English-Spanish edition (Aug. 8, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64686-996-1); Too Green! (Aug. 8, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64686-993-0; and Too Green!/¡Muy verde!, bilingual English-Spanish edition (Aug. 8, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64686-994-7), ages up to 4. Our World picks up five titles, including Australia by Maree McCarthy Yoelu, illus. by Sophie Beer (Oct. 3, $9.99 board book, ISBN 979-88-88590-07-2); China by Songju Ma Daemicke, illus. by Jam Dong (Oct. 3, $9.99 board book, ISBN 979-88-88590-06-5); and Ethiopia by Fitsum Tesfaye Habtemariam, illus. by Netsanet Tesfay (Oct. 3, $9.99 board book, ISBN 979-88-88590-11-9), ages up to 4. And Slide-and-See continues with Sneak! by Beatriz Giménez de Ory, illus. by Paloma Valdivia (Oct. 3, $19.99 board book, ISBN 979-88-88590-19-5), ages 3–6.

Titles in Spanish

Benita y las criaturas nocturnas (Benita and the Night Creatures) by Mariana Llanos, illus. by Cocoretto (Sept. 5, $9.99 paper, ISBN 979-88-88590-41-6); Los cientos de hiyabs de Hana (Hana’s Hundreds of Hijabs) by Razeena Omar Gutta, illus. by Manal Mirza (Sept. 5, $9.99 paper, ISBN 979-88-88590-42-3); and Pase lo que pase mañana (Whatever Comes Tomorrow) by Rebecca Gardyn Levington, illus. by Mariona Cabassa (Sept. 5, $9.99 paper, ISBN 979-88-88590-43-0), ages 4–7.

Series in Spanish

World of Celebrations welcomes ¡Alegría en el mundo! La Navidad en diferentes países¡ (Joy to the World! Christmas Around the Globe) by Kate DePalma, illus. by Sophie Fatus (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 979-88-88590-44-7), ages 4–10.


Be Your Own Bird by Russ Willms (Nov. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-8759-5). While the rest of the flock sticks together, one bird does her own thing in this story of self-confidence and the value of being oneself. Ages 3–8.

What If I Can’t Explain God? by Jennifer Grant, illus. by Hsulynn Pang (Oct. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-8304-7). In this tale about faith, a girl realizes there are many things that are hard to explain, but not to accept. Ages 4–7.

Kaia’s Big Felines by Aura Lewis (Aug. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-8822-6). Kaia relates the emotions she experiences to various types of cats. Ages 4–8.

Kiki Kicks by Jane Yolen and Ariel Stemple, illus. by John Ledda (Oct. 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-8563-8). This tale of self-empowerment at a martial arts studio is woven around the lines of Yolen’s poem “Karate Kid.” Ages 4–8.

Lullaby for the King by Nikki Grimes, illus. by Michelle Carlos (Oct. 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-8562-1). In this celebration of the Christmas story, animals make their way to Bethlehem with gifts for the newborn king. Ages 4–8.

Mae and Gerty and the Matter with Matter by Elaine Vickers, illus. by Erica Salcedo (Aug. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-8541-6). Tired of her parents thinking that her sister is a science genius, Mae learns that by asking questions and trying new things, she can be a scientist too. Ages 4–8.

Remembering Sundays with Grandpa by Lauren H. Kerstein, illus. by Nanette Regan (Nov. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-8741-0). Henry and his mother feel Grandpa’s love in all his special places as they work through their grief over his death. Ages 4–8.

I Love You Mucho Mucho by Rachel Más Davidson (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-8866-0). This story about an English-speaking girl and her Spanish-speaking abuela reveals the power to communicate outside of spoken language. Ages 5–8.

Brown Girls Rule by Ashok Banker, illus. by Brittney Bond (Oct. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-8415-0), offers a poem featuring brown girls as politicians, athletes, scientists, teachers, queens, and other leaders. Ages 5–12.


Little Mole returns in Little Mole Gives Thanks by Glenys Nellist, illus. by Sally Garland (Aug. 22, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-8252-1), ages 3–8. The Kid with Big, Big Ideas by Britney Winn Lee, illus. by Jacob Souva (Aug. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-8709-0), joins the Big, Big Series, ages 4–7. Countryside Holidays celebrates Halloween in the Orchard by Phyllis Alsdurf, illus. by Lisa Hunt (Sept. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-8768-7), ages 4–7. And The Infinity Rainbow Club introduces Nick and the Brick Builder Challenge (Sept. 26, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-8595-9) and Violet and the Jurassic Land Exhibit (Oct. 24, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-8597-3) by Jen Malia, illus. by Peter Francis, ages 7–10.

Behrman/Apples & Honey

Listen Sh’ma by Alyson Solomon, illus. by Bryony Clarkson (Oct. 17, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-611-8), introduces the Sh’ma, a Jewish bedtime prayer expressing love, peace, and oneness with God. Ages 2–4.

Kayla and Kugel’s Silly Sukkot by Ann D. Koffsky (Sept. 5, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-626-2). A girl and her mischievous dog get ready for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot by decorating the family sukkah. Ages 3–6.

Eve and Adam and Their Very First Day by Leslie Kimmelman, illus. by Irina Avgustinovich (Oct. 24, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-625-5), told from Eve’s perspective, imagines this biblical duo’s reaction to experiencing the world for the first time. Ages 4–7.

Tzimmes for Tzipporah by Megan Hoty, illus. by Christine Battuz (Sept. 5, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-623-1), celebrates Rosh Hashanah traditions and life on a family farm. Ages 4–7.

Miryam’s Dance by Kerry Olitzky, illus. by John Baptist Tumuhaise (Oct. 3, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-608-8). Dancers distract a girl from the Ugandan Jewish community of the Abuyadaya from her Shabbat chores. Ages 5–8.

The Moving-Box Sukkah by Leah Berkowitz, illus. by Sharon Vargo (Sept. 5, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-627-9). A boy and his mother find a way to make their apartment in a new city feel like home for Sukkot. Ages 5–8.

Big Bad Wolf’s Yom Kippur by David Sherrin, illus. by Martín Morón (Sept. 5, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-606-4). On Yom Kippur, the Big Bad Wolf mends his ways and discovers the meaning of friendship. Ages 6–8.

The Giant, the Slingshot, and the Future King by Tammar Stein, illus. by Dodo Maeder (Oct. 24, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-621-7), expands on the biblical story of David and Goliath as David hones the skills he needs to succeed as a fighter, musician, friend, and king. Ages 6–8.

The Inside Name by Randi Sonenshine, illus. by Gina Capaldi (Oct. 10, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68115-619-4). This story of a boy who is called by his biblical Hebrew name only at home spotlights Sephardic converso culture in 16th-century Portugal, where it was too dangerous to practice Judaism openly. Ages 6–9.


Mine! A Story of Not Sharing by Klara Persson, trans. by Nichola Smalley, illus. by Charlotte Ramel (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-922610-62-1). When a girl discovers how complicated it is to hide all the things you love instead of sharing, she opts to give sharing a try. Maybe. Ages 3–6.

All About the Heart by Remi Kowalski, illus. by Tonia Composto (Sept. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-922610-60-7), marks the debut of a series designed to help kids better understand how their bodies work. Ages 4–8.


Deficient by Michael Solis (Sept. 12, $23.99, ISBN 978-1-64397-349-4). In a world populated by accelerated genetics, a teen who struggles to fit in joins other outcasts to rescue a kidnapped friend. Ages 14–up.

Generation Annihilation by Tracy Hewitt Meyer (Oct. 10, $23.99, ISBN 978-1-64397-355-5). Teens fight for survival when a twisted doctor seeks to annihilate their generation at an abandoned lunatic asylum. Ages 14–up.

Black Dog & Leventhal


A Child’s Introduction Series adds A Child’s Introduction to Hip-Hop: The Beats, Rhymes, and Roots of a Musical Revolution by Jordannah Elizabeth, illus. by Markia Jenai (Aug. 8, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-7624-8102-6), ages 8–12.


Face the Night by Lani Forbes (Aug. 15, $20.99, ISBN 979-82-12-03091-5). In this fantasy set on a harsh frontier where good and evil contend for people’s minds, a young woman must fight for her true identity. Ages 12 and up.

The Girls from Hush Cabin by Marie Hoy-Kenny (Aug. 15, $18.99, ISBN 979-82-00-87775-1). When four former friends attend the funeral of their camp counselor, they set out to uncover the truth about her death. Ages 12 and up.

Savi and the Memory Keeper by Bijal Vachharajani (Aug. 22, $18.99, ISBN 979-82-12-18174-7). As Savi copes with the loss of her father and a move to a strange new place, she learns she can communicate with plants. Ages 12 and up.

This Terrible True Thing: A Visual Novel by Jenny Laden (Sept. 5, $19.99, ISBN 979-82-00-89567-0). Jenny navigates school’s social perils and deals with fear and grief when her father is diagnosed with AIDS. Ages 12 and up.


Sam the Sloth and the Poop That Wouldn’t Come by the editors of Ulysses Press (Sept. 5, $10 board book, ISBN 978-1-64604-585-3) presents an encouraging story for potty trainees. Ages 2–4.


Silly Jokes for Kids presents 101 Silly Christmas Jokes for Kids (Sept. 12, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64604-562-4), ages 4–6. And Unofficial Hocus Pocus Books issues The Unofficial Hocus Pocus Cookbook for Kid by Bridget Thoreson (Sept. 12, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-64604-545-7), ages 10–up.

Title in Spanish

Y adelante, e a cambiar el mundo: Un libro de regalo de graduación preescolar/primer día de jardín de infantes (And Off You Go to Change the World: A Preschool Graduation/First Day of Kindergarten Gift Book by Ashten Evans, trans. by Diana Herrera, illus. by Sabdo Purnomo, (Sept. 5, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-64604-553-2), ages 4–6.


May’s Brave Day by Lucy Morris (Aug. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0290-2). Nervous about her first day of school, a girl turns to her mother for advice to ease her worries. Ages 3–6.

Bear’s Big Dreaming by Michael Rosen, illus. by Daniel Egnéus (Oct. 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-1330-4). Before hibernating, Little Bear sets out to find enough dreams to see him through the winter. Ages 4–8.

The Yawnicorn by Emily Hamilton (Nov. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-1311-3). A magical creature reveals the infinite possibilities of dreamland. Ages 4–8.

The Bedtime Book of Incredible Questions by Isabel Thomas, illus. by Aaron Cushley (Oct. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-1360-1), supplies answers to 71 baffling questions. Ages 6–10.

Race for the Ruby Turtle by Stephen Bramucci (Oct. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0702-0). When an article appears debunking the myth of a mysterious turtle with a ruby-hued shell, a boy sets out to discover the creature. Ages 8–11.

Secrets We Tell the Sea by Martha Riva Palacio Obon, trans. by Lourdes Heuer (Oct. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0816-4). When the sea betrays a mermaid, she must find peace within herself before befriending the sea again. Ages 8–11.

The Otherwoods by Justine Pucella Winans (Sept. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-1254-3). River must enter the Otherwoods, a world only they can see, after their crush Avery is kidnapped by monsters living there. Ages 8–12.

Plague-Busters! Medicine’s Battles with History’s Deadliest Diseases by Lindsey Fitzharris and Adrian Teal (Oct. 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0603-0) examines deadly diseases and the people who are determined to cure them.
Ages 8–12.

Emma and the Love Spell by Meredith Ireland (Jan. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-1260-4). A Korean American adoptee who is a secret witch tries to put a spell on her parents to make them fall in love again. Ages 9–11.

Shark Teeth by Sherri Winston (Jan. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-0850-8). Sharkita, whose mother is an alcoholic, is determined to keep her family together, even if it means falling apart herself. Ages 9–11.

Dark Fable by Katherine Harbour (Jan. 30, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-1374-8). An orphan who can turn invisible is recruited by a gang known for its tricky heists—but their dark secrets may be connected to her own. Ages 12 and up.

All That Shines by Ellen Hagan (Sept. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-1021-1). A teen who loses everything when her father is arrested for fraud reshapes her identity and rediscovers herself and who she wants to be. Ages 13 and up.


Big Bright Feelings picks up Finn’s Little Fibs by Tom Percival (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-1293-2), ages 3–6. Salina Yoon’s Penguin meets a shy octopus in Penguin and Ollie (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-350-2), ages 3–6. Sonny Says No! joins Sonny Says by Caryl Hart, illus. by Zachariah Ohora (Aug. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-1190-4), ages 3–6. Ryan Hart is back in Ways to Build Dreams by Renée Watson, illus. by Nina Mata (Sept. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-1018-1), ages 7–10. The Raven Heir continues with The Raven Throne by Stephanie Burgis (Aug. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-1032-7), ages 8–11. Vanquishers reappear in Secret of the Reaping by Kalynn Bayron (Oct. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-1157-7), ages 8–12. Defy the Night concludes with Destroy the Day by Brigid Kemmerer (Jan. 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5476-1323-6), ages 12 and up. And Wish of the Wicked by Danielle Paige (Nov. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68119-686-2) is a new Fairy Godmother Novel, ages 13 and up.

Blue River


All About... Places introduces All About the Everglades by Eberl Karuna, illus. by Stefanie Geyer (Jan. 2, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68157-122-5), ages 8–14.

Blue Star

You Stole My Name: The Curious Case of Animals with Shared Names by Dennis McGregor (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-941325-98-8) focuses on animals with names in common, like spider and spider monkey. Ages 2–5.


First Words welcomes First Words with Cute Embroidered Friends by Libby Moore (Dec. 5, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-958803-36-3), ages up to 3.

Bold Strokes

Gimmicks and Glamour by Lauren Melissa Ellzey (Aug. 15, $15.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-63679-401-3). A biracial bisexual teen uses her secret ability to see faeries to save her classmates from an evil only she can sense. Ages 13–up.


Lion, Lion Peekaboo (Sept. 5, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-915801-16-6) and Moo Cow, Moo Cow Peekaboo (Sept. 5, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-915801-17-3), illus. by Grace Habib, are interactive books introducing wild animals and farm animals. Ages up to 2.

Chirp! Chirp! I’m a Chick! (Jan. 2, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-914912-86-3) and Jingle! Jingle! I’m a Reindeer! (Sept. 5, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-914912-84-9) by Jo Lodge. These novelty books are companions to Roar! Roar! I’m a Dinosaur! Ages up to 3.

10 Dogs by Emily Gravett (Sept. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-914912-59-7). In this tale of mishap and mayhem, will 10 hungry dogs find a way to share a chain of sausage links? Ages 3–5.

Can You Catch Me? Tutu and the Vehicles by Piotr Karski (Oct. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-914912-97-9). A cat chases his tail using several modes of transportation. Ages 3–6.

Cheeky Chick by Julia Jarman, illus. by Tom Knight (Jan. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-914912-30-6). A curious, single-minded baby chick takes off to explore the farm. Ages 3–6.

The Magical Snowflake by Bernette Ford, illus. by Erin Robinson (Oct. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-914912-22-1). During a snowless winter, Ori makes a wish and soon a special snowflake brings joy to the town. Ages 3–6.

Monsters Never Get Haircuts by Marie-Hélène Versini, illus. by Vincent Boudgourd (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-914912-73-3), celebrates children’s imaginations regarding the monsters under their beds. Ages 3–6.

The Overeager Egg by Milja Praagman (Jan. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-914912-74-0) relays the tale of a little egg that falls out of its nest and goes in search of its mother. Ages 3–6.


Tove Jansson’s Moomin has seven additions, including Goodnight, Moomin (Sept. 5, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-915801-03-6), ages up to 3; and Christmas Comes to Moominvalley (Oct. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-914912-67-2), Moomin and the Moonlight Adventure (Oct. 3, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-914912-66-5), and Moomin and the Wishing Star (Oct. 3, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-914912-64-1), ages 4–8. Love and Hugs by Tracey Colliston celebrates Spring (Jan. 16, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-914912-32-0) and Winter (Oct. 3, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-914912-34-4), ages 3–5. And joining Big Books are Big Book of Cities by Harriet Blackford (Oct. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-912757-92-3) and Big Book of Vehicles by Ronne Randall (Oct. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-912757-91-6), both illus. by Britta Teckentrup, ages 3–6.



Hope for the Best adds Nothing Happens by Chance by Vanessa Lafleur (Oct. 3, $17.95 paper, ISBN 979-88-86330-11-3). Ages 12 and up.

Brain Lag


Other London continues with Legends of Blades and Stories of Each Other by Erynn Q. (Oct. 13, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-998795-07-9), ages 10–12.


Britannica’s Encyclopedia Infographica: Thousands of Facts Revealed in Pictures by Andrew Pettie and Conrad Quilty-Harper, illus. by Valentina D’Efilippo (Oct. 3, $32, ISBN 978-1-913750-46-6), compiles information about space, Earth, animals, humans, and technology. Ages 10–14.


Factopia! offers History Factopia! Follow Ye Olde Trail of 400 Facts by Paige Towler, illus. by Andy Smith (Sept. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-80466-041-6), ages 8–12.

Bushel & Peck

The Naughty Bench by A.H. Benjamin (Sept. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-135-3). After a field trip to the zoo is canceled, all the students and the teacher end up in time out. Ages 4–8.

Stronger Than She Thinks by Nancy Kerrigan and Ryan G. Van Cleave, illus. by Arief Putra (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-207-7). Two-time Olympic medalist Kerrigan recalls her childhood learning to work hard, believe in herself, and land her first ice-skating jumps. Ages 4–8.

A World of Stories by Luigi dal Cin (Nov. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-173-5) is an illustrated collection of stories, myths, and folklore from 15 cultures. Ages 4–8.

The Sun and Planets, illus. by Patricia Geis (Sept. 5, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-208-4). This book about our solar system features pop-ups, pull-outs, sliders, and foldouts. Ages 5–9.

I Am the Sun by Janessa Parker, illus. by Beverly Blacksheep (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-133-9). This tale about Navajo life on the reservation spotlights residents’ triumphs, hardships, and resilence. Ages 6–9.

The Santa Files: Confessions, Complaints, and Outlandish Requests from the Desk of St. Nick by David Griswold, illus. by Anna Gantimurova (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-204-6), collects letters to Santa that made him wonder if kids (and some grown-ups) want permanent spots on his naughty list. Ages 8–11.

The Interactive New Testament by David Miles (Nov. 7, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-209-1). Tabs, flaps, and other interactive elements relay biblical stories of Jesus and the apostles. Ages 8–12.

The Science and Mysteries of Sleep by Wendy Bjazevich (Jan. 2, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-172-8) compiles what we know—and continue to question—about sleep. Ages 8–12.

Smoke at the Pentagon by Jacqueline Jules (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-152-0). Told in the voices of young people, this novel in verse focuses on the attack on the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. Ages 8–12.


Hands-On Academy issues Hands-On Academy Space (Oct. 3, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-63819-127-8) and Hands-On Academy Weather (Oct. 3, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-63819-126-1) by Peter Hinckley, ages 3–5. Truck Tales rolls on with Hansel and Diesel by David Miles, illus. by Sara Ugolotti and Stephanie Miles (Oct. 24, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-63819-136-0), ages 3–5. Heroes of World War II by Jarrett Keene (Nov. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-171-1) joins Heroes Remembered, ages 7–11. And Encyclopedias of Life presents Mammalia by Lindy Mattice (Sept. 5, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-128-5), Ages 9–12.

Bushel & Peck/Milk + Cookies

The Worst Wizard: Awkward Magic by Nicolas Jeter (Aug. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-159-9). In this series launch, an aspiring (magic-hating) knight is sent to Magic School rather than Battle School. Ages 7–10.

This Opening Sky by Kelly Hollman and Charlotte Sherman (Jan. 2, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63819-215-2). This novel in verse introduces the voices of Aurelia, the daughter of a once-flourishing plantation; and Libby, a freed slave, who join forces to find better lives. Ages 8–12.


Nellie in Knots releases The Dog Olympics by Amy Neeran, illus by Annia Leon (Dec. 5, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63819-176-6), ages 7–10.

Bushel & Peck/Moonshower

Nana and Me: Special Poems Just for Us by Jane Yolen, illus. by Sejung Kim (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-214-5), compiles poems about grandmothers and their grandchildren from around the world. Ages 4–8.

The Museum on the Moon: The Curious Objects on the Lunar Surface by Irene Latham (Aug. 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-63819-203-9). Poems and informational sidebars showcase objects left on the Moon by humans. Ages 8–12.


Caillou: The Silver Knight, adapted by Robin Bright, illus. by Lauren Adams et al. (Aug. 29, $9.99, ISBN 978-2-89718-631-9). Caillou’s father tells him the story of a knight who protects his kingdom from a terrible dragon—with a little help from his family. Ages 3–6.


Bladestay by Jackie Johnson (Nov. 28, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7443-0694-1). When a violent gang descends on her Colorado settlement and a teen disguises herself as a boy to take them down, she falls for one of them. Ages 13 and up.

The Confession of Hemingway Jones by Kathleen Hannon (Sept. 26, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7443-0257-8). After his father dies in a car accident, a boy who interns at a cryogenic preservation company revives him. Ages 13 and up.

Summer People by Sara Hosey (Aug. 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7443-0250-9). When Sweet Lake becomes polluted and neighbors start getting hurt, a teen contends with community secrets and her family’s problems. Ages 13 and up.

Girl on Trial by Kathleen Fine (Oct. 24, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7443-0683-5). Emily is charged with causing the deaths of four family members, but what really happened that night is anything but straightforward. Ages 15 and up.


Ark Trilogy picks up New Eden by Ruth Fox (Aug. 29, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7443-0970-6), ages 13 and up.


Decorate the Tree by Amanda Jane Jones (Sept. 5, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-949480-56-6). This interactive book allows kids to trim the Christmas tree again and again. Ages 3–5.

Granny Rex by Kurtis Scaletta, illus. by Nik Henderson (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-951836-66-5). A tiny bird discovers her inner dinosaur and learns to roar in this tale about remembering where you came from. Ages 4–8.

Let: A Poem About Wonder and Possibility by Kei Miller, illus. by Diana Ejaita (Aug. 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-951836-45-0). Adapted from Miller’s poem, “Book of Genesis,” this book celebrates the wonder and possibility contained in the word “let.” Ages 4–8.

The Lion Queen: Rasila Vadher, the First Woman Guardian of the Last Asiatic Lions by Rina Singh, illus. by Tara Anand (Oct. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-951836-84-9), is a tale inspired by the story of Vadher, who grew up to become the first woman guardian and real-life Lion Queen at India’s Gir Forest. Ages 4–8.

The Pocket Book by Alexandra S.D. Hinrichs, illus. by Julia Breckenreid (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-951836-85-6). On a walk to the ocean, a girl and her mother fill their pockets with treasures they find. Ages 4–8.

River of Mariposas by Mirelle Ortega (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4197-6061-7). A girl is determined to bring back her land’s butterflies, but nature thwarts her plans, bringing something even more beautiful. Ages 4–8.

Thank You, Day! by Charlie Hopper, illus. by Penelope Dullaghan (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-951836-70-2). A child is filled with gratitude for all that the day has brought in this love letter to the natural world. Ages 5–7.

Soren’s Seventh Song by Dave Eggers, illus. by Mark Hoffmann (Sept. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-951836-73-3). This tale of creativity and persistence is told through the eyes of a humpback whale looking for a new song. Ages 6–9.


Petite Poems gains Theme in Yellow: A Classic Ode to Autumn by Carl Sandburg, illus. by Tatyana Feeney (Aug. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-951836-92-4), ages 3–5. Blue: The Many Ways I Feel by Nancy Johnson James, illus. by Constance Moore (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-951836-88-7), joins The Colors of My Life, ages 4–8. And Once upon a Horse continues with The Jockey & Her Horse: Inspired by the True Story of the First Black Female Jockey, Cheryl White by Sarah Maslin Nir and Raymond White, illus. by Laylie Frazier (Sept. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-951836-69-6), ages 8–12.


Name Your Numbers (Aug. 8, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2845-8) and Show Your Colors (Aug. 8, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2846-5) by Smriti Prasadam-Halls, illus. by Edward Underwood. In these books featuring a final pop-up, animals reveal numbers from one to 10; and colors. Ages up to 3.

Alma and Her Family/Alma y su familia (Sept. 5, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7636-9362-6) and Alma, Head to Toe/Alma, de pies a cabeza by Juana Martinez-Neal (Sept. 5, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2887-8) launch a series of bilingual books featuring words and simple phrases, starring the heroine of the author’s Caldecott Honor book, Alma and How She Got Her Name. Ages 2–5.

Kitty and Cat: Bent Out of Shape by Mirka Hokkanen (Nov. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2368-2). At bath time, Cat is literally bent out of shape in this concept book showing trapezoids, triangles, circles, and squares. Ages 2–5.

Stomp and Chomp: My First Book of Dinosaurs by Simon Mole, illus. by Matt Hunt (Oct. 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-3124-3). Thirty poems and facts introduce dinosaur species. Ages 2–5.

We Disagree About This Tree: A Christmas Story by Ross Collins (Sept. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-3198-4). Bear and Mouse have different plans for decorating the tree in this follow-up to There’s a Bear on My Chair and There’s a Mouse in My House. Ages 2–5.

One Sweet Song by Jyoti Rajan Gopal, illus. by Sonia Sánchez (Jan. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1981-4). Inspired by balcony singing in Italy during the pandemic, this story celebrates music and community. Ages 3–5.

A Spider Named Itsy by Steve Light (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2529-7). Artwork illuminates a backstory of unexpected frienship in “The Itsy Bitsy Spider,” in this tale of perseverance, kindness, and community. Ages 3–5.

At the Poles by David Elliott, illus. by Ellen Rooney (Oct. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0599-2). The author of At the Pond and In the Woods presents an ode to the animals that inhabit the North and South Poles. Ages 3–7.

Betty and the Mysterious Visitor by Anne Twist, illus. by Emily Sutton (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-3486-2). When a creature starts destroying her grandmother’s garden, Betty is determined to stop it. Ages 3–7.

The Concrete Garden by Bob Graham (Nov. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-3380-3). Kids draw pictures on the pavement in this post-pandemic tale of community friendships and finding optimism after a dark spell. Ages 3–7.

Cosmic Wonder: Halley’s Comet and Humankind by Ashley Benham-Yazdani (Oct. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2323-1) imagines Halley’s Comet observing Earth, tracing human evolution over millennia. Ages 3–7.

Grandpa Is Here by Tanya Rosie, illus. by Chuck Groenink (Aug. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-3126-7). A child’s beloved grandfather visits from Iran in this follow-up to Mum, Me, and the Mulberry Tree. Ages 3–7.

I Am Happy! by Michael Rosen, illus. by Robert Starling (Dec. 12, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-3128-1). This companion to I Am Hungry follows a jubilant pooch to the stars and back. Ages 3–7.

Is This... Easter? (Jan. 2, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2628-7) and Is This... Winter? (Sept. 12, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2627-0) by Helen Yoon introduce a series of books showcasing quirky seasonal traditions. Ages 3–7.

Masala Chai, Fast and Slow by Rajani LaRocca, illus. by Neha Rawat (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1940-1). A deliberate grandfather and his impatient grandson have different approaches to making spiced chai. Ages 3–7.

My Bollywood Dream by Avani Dwivedi (Aug. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2842-7). A Bollywood film brings people together—and inspires a girl’s movie aspirations. Ages 3–7.

A Practical Present for Philippa Pheasant by Briony May Smith (Aug. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2848-9). A plucky pheasant is determined to make her forest home safer for all in this story of improving the world. Ages 3–7.

The Princess and the (Greedy) Pea by Leigh Hodgkinson (Dec. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-3132-8). A gluttonous pea runs afoul of a very hungry princess in this cautionary tale. Ages 3–7.

Ups and Downs: A Book of Emotions by Mike Wohnoutka (Sept. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2737-6). This story provides kids with a vocabulary for naming—and managing—their emotions. Ages 3–7.

A Way to the Stars by David Almond, illus. by Gill Smith (Nov. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-3125-0), reveals the imaginative bond between a father and son as they work together to defeat gravity and realize a dream. Ages 3–7.

Basketball Town by Scott Rothman, illus. by Darnell Johnson (Sept. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1977-7). A boy wakes up in a fantasy town where everyone plays basketball all day long. Ages 4–8.

Billy and Rose: Just the Way They Are by Amy Hest, illus. by Kady MacDonald Denton (Oct. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1420-8). The diligent sheep and the mellow pig who debuted in Billy and Rose: Forever Friends are back in four new stories about the ups and downs of negotiating friendship. Ages 4–8.

Dasher Can’t Wait for Christmas by Matt Tavares (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-3013-0). In this sequel to Dasher, the excited young reindeer becomes lost just before Christmas. Ages 4–8.

Eleven Words for Love: A Journey Through Arabic Expressions of Love by Randa Abdel-Fattah, illus. by Maxine Beneba Clarke (Nov. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-3021-5). This story of a Palestinian family in exile explores universal bonds of family, loyalty, and friendship through the lens of 11 Arabic expressions for love. Ages 4–8.

The First Day of Peace by Todd Shuster with Maya Soetoro-Ng, illus. by Tatiana Gardel (Aug. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0759-0). Presented by the Peace Studio and its cofounder Soetoro-Ng, this modern parable emphasizes the importance of protecting the environment and of sharing Earth’s natural resources. Ages 4–8.

How Does Santa Go Down the Chimney? by Mac Barnett, illus. by Jon Klassen (Sept. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2376-7). When Santa arrives at a child’s house on Christmas Eve, does he go down the chimney feet-first or headfirst—and what if he gets stuck? Ages 4–8.

Lonely Bird by Ruth Whiting (Oct. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2618-8). A sensitive, artistic paper bird who shares a home with humans makes something entirely unexpected: a friend. Ages 4–8.

My Dad Thinks He’s a Pirate by Katrina Germein, illus. by Tom Jellett (Aug. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2502-0). Dad loves to tell pirate jokes in this pun-filled tribute to paternal comedians. Ages 4–8.

Runaway Pond by Nancy Price Graff, illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline (Oct. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1998-2). Based on true events, this tale about how landscapes evolve tells of a Vermont pond that burst its banks and the runner who sprinted to warn villagers downstream. Ages 4–8.

The Wilderness by Steve McCarthy (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-3137-3). When a boy who fears the outdoors becomes lost in the forest, he discovers his courage—and a new friend. Ages 4–8.

Bear and Bird: The Stars and Other Stories by Jarvis (Oct. 10, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-3138-0). In the follow-up to Bear and Bird: The Picnic and Other Stories, these best pals have more adventures after a falling-out. Ages 5–7.

Boyogi: How a Wounded Family Learned to Heal by David Barclay Moore, illus. by Noa Denmon (Oct. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1370-6). When his father comes home from the service struggling with PTSD, a boy discovers that learning yoga together can be a source of healing. Ages 6–9.

Stone Age Beasts by Ben Lerwill, illus. by Grahame Baker-Smith (Nov. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-3134-2), showcases prehistoric animals from around the world. Ages 6–9.

We Could Fly by Rhiannon Giddens, illus. by Briana Mukodiri Uchendu (Oct. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2254-8). This companion to Build a House create a dialogue between a mother and daughter to celebrate love, resilience, and the spiritual power of tradition to sustain and uplift. Ages 6–9.

We, the Curious Ones by Marion Dane Bauer, illus. by Hari & Deepti (Nov. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1859-6). Poetry and cut-paper illustrations celebrate an active, vital, changing, and growing universe. Ages 6–9.

The Christmas Doll: A Repair Shop Story by Amy Sparkes, illus. by Katie Hickey (Sept. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-3136-6). A girl in wartime England finds that a simple act of generosity and kindness changes her life forever in this book based on a British TV series, The Repair Shop. Ages 7–9.

Major Taylor: World Cycling Champion by Charles R. Smith, illus. by Leo Espinosa (Sept. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1498-7), is a biography in verse of this legendary athlete, the first African American world champion in cycling. Ages 7–10.

My Incredible India by Jasbinder Bilan, illus. by Nina Chakrabarti (Oct. 10, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2501-3), introduces the people, places, flora, and fauna of India. Ages 7–10.

The Puppets of Spelhorst by Kate DiCamillo, illus. by Julie Morstad (Oct. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1675-2). The Norendy Tales debuts with this story in which five puppets confront difficult circumstances with patience, cunning, and high spirits. Ages 7–10.

The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo, illus. by Timothy Basil Ering (Sept. 19, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2867-0). The 20th-anniversary edition of this story about heroic mouse Despereaux includes a new short story by the author. Ages 7–10.

Ten-Word Tiny Tales: To Inspire and Unsettle by Joseph Coelho (Sept. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-3135-9) compiles very short stories by U.K. Children’s Laureate Coelho, each illustrated by a different artist. Ages 7–10.

All the Small Wonderful Things by Kate Foster (Sept. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2580-8). Hoping that winning a trophy at the dog show will land him a real friend at last, an autistic boy learns that friendship is about something more than popularity. Ages 8–12.

The Little Match Girl Strikes Back by Emma Carroll, illus. by Lauren Child (Sept. 12, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-3335-3). A spirited heroine stars in this retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale. Ages 8–12.

Three Tasks for a Dragon by Eoin Colfer, illus. by P.J. Lynch (Oct. 31, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2999-8). This fantasy quest with a feminist twist involves knights, dark magic, and a maiden with powers of her own. Ages 8–12.

V Is for Victorine by Anne Nesbet (Nov. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2828-1). In this sequel to Daring Darleen, Queen of the Screen, an heiress and her film-star friend share a hijinx-filled caper in 1915 Hollywood. Ages 8–12.

Confessions of a Candy Snatcher by Phoebe Sinclair, illus. by Theodore Taylor III (Aug. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1368-3). Halloween fun gone wrong has Jonas wondering if he’s a wolf in disguise in this story about accountability, relationships, and zines. Ages 10–14.

Wearing My Mother’s Heart by Sophia Thakur (Sept. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-3016-1) collects poems that touch on intergenerational relationships, finding your voice, and what it means to be a woman. Ages 12 and up.

Gather by Kenneth M. Cadow (Oct. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-3111-3). A resourceful teen in rural Vermont struggles to hold on to the family home while his mother recovers from addiction. Ages 14 and up.

One in a Million by Claire Lordon (Oct. 10, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5362-1367-6). In this graphic memoir of battling chronic illness, Lordon recounts finding solace in her family, her closest friends, and her art. Ages 14 and up.

The Siren, the Song, and the Spy by Maggie Tokuda-Hall (Sept. 26, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1805-3). A diverse resistance force fights to topple an empire in this companion to The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea. Ages 14 and up.

The Totally True Story of Gracie Byrne by Shannon Takaoka (Oct. 31, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2878-6). Gracie feels like a minor character in her own life—until a mysterious journal turns her fictional stories into reality. Ages 14 and up.

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass: The Graphic Novel by Meg Medina, adapted and illus. by Mel Valentine Vargas (Sept. 5, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2477-1; $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5362-3473-2), is a graphic-novel edition of this novel about school bullying. Ages 14 and up.


New Bizzy Bear titles, illus. by Benji Davies, are Chinese New Year (Dec. 5, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-3201-1) and Pet Vet (Oct. 3, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-3197-7), ages up to 2; and My First Memory Game: Vehicles (Oct. 3, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-3202-8), ages 2–5. Peekaboo You welcomes Peekaboo: Car by Camilla Reid, illus. by Ingela P. Arrhenius (Dec. 5, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-3358-2), ages up to 2. Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush joins Sing Along with Me!, illus. by Yu-Hsuan Huang (Oct. 3, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-3154-0), ages up to 2. And Where’s the... by Ingela P. Arrhenius picks up Where’s the Bunny? (Jan. 2, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-3200-4) and Where’s the Snowman? (Sept. 5, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2783-3), ages up to 2.

Little Fish swims on in Good Night, Little Fish by Lucy Cousins (Sept. 19, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2444-3), ages up to 3. Peppa Pig is back in Peppa Pig and the Lost Dinosaur (Oct. 10, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-3349-0), ages 2–5. Ruffles returns in Ruffles and the Cozy, Cozy Bed by David Melling (Oct. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-3155-7), ages 2–5. The World of Gustavo ushers in Vlad, the Fabulous Vampire by Flavia Z. Drago (Sept. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-3332-2), ages 3–7. Frank and Bean star in The Stinky Feet Monster by Jamie Michalak, illus. by Bob Kolar (Sept. 26, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2546-4), ages 5–8. And Bake, Make and Learn to Cook serves up David Atherton’s Baking Book for Kids: Delicious Recipes for Budding Bakers by David Atherton, illus. by Harry Woodgate (Sept. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-3130-4), ages 5–9.

Find Out About issues Find Out About Animal Camouflage by Martin Jenkins, illus. by Jane McGuinness (Oct. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2836-6), ages 5–9. Where’s Waldo? adds Where’s Waldo? Amazing Journeys by Martin Handford (Sept. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2384-2), ages 5–9. Tales from Deckawoo Drive by Kate DiCamillo, illus. by Chris Van Dusen (Dec. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1023-1), concludes with Mercy Watson Is Missing!, ages 6–9. Family Library releases It’s So Amazing! A Book About Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, Gender, and Families by Robie H. Harris, illus. by Michael Emberley (Jan. 9, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-0723-1), ages 7–10. And Factory continues with Untraceable by Aya de León (Oct. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2375-0), ages 12 and up.

Series in Spanish

The World of Gustavo adds Vlad, el vampirito fabuloso (Vlad, the Fabulous Vampire) by Flavia Z. Drago (Sept. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-3333-9), ages 3–7.

Candlewick Studio

Illusions in Art: Animals (Oct. 10, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2370-5) and Illusions in Art: Food (Oct. 10, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-2371-2) by Chiêu Anh Urban are seek-and-find books exploring negative and positive space. Ages up to 3.


Jo Ham’s Rabbit makes his first book appearance in Uh-Oh! Rabbit (Sept. 12, $10, ISBN 978-1-5362-3317-9) and Yippee! Rabbit (Sept. 12, $10, ISBN 978-1-5362-3318-6) by Jo Ham, ages up to 3.

Candlewick/Big Picture

Mammals Everywhere by Camilla de La Bedoyere, illus. by Britta Teckentrup (Oct. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-3262-2), explores the world of mammals. Ages 6–9.


Paper World offers Human Body by the Templar Co., illus. by Gail Armstrong (Sept. 26, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-3263-9), ages 8–12.

Candlewick/MIT Kids

AlphaBot by Vicky Fang (Sept. 12, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2653-9) invites aspiring roboticists to flip the flaps to create one of 729 mix-and-match robots while exploring an A-to-Z roundup of robotics terms. Ages 3–7.

Masked Hero: How Wu Lien-Teh Invented the Mask That Ended an Epidemic by Shan Woo Liu, illus. by Lisa Wee (Oct. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2898-4), introduces Lien-Teh, defeater of the 1910 Manchurian plague and creator of the N95 mask. Ages 4–8.

Santiago Saw Things Differently: Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Artist, Doctor, Father of Neuroscience by Christine Iverson, illus. by Luciano Lozano (Nov. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2453-5), spotlights the childhood and discoveries of this “father of neuroscience,” whose work combined visual art and science. Ages 5–9.


Big Science for Tiny Tots by Jill Esbaum and Wonderlab Group presents Playtime Engineering (Sept. 12, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-3096-3) and Stroller Ecology (Sept. 12, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-3095-6), ages 1–3.



Discovering Life’s Story by Joy Hakim, a four-volume history of life science, launches with Biology’s Beginnings (Sept. 12, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2293-7), ages 14 and up.


Five Little Chicks (Dec. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-3261-5) and Five Little Penguins by Lily Murray, illus. by Holly Surplice (Sept. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-3260-8). In these interactive books, kids lift flaps to find the missing animals. Ages 2–5.

How to Be Brave by Karl Newson, illus. by Clara Anganuzzi (Jan. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-3254-7). A child and their animal friends discover that it’s okay to try things without knowing how they will turn out. Ages 3–7.


Baby on Board, a novelty series by Sebastien Braun, rolls out with Car (Sept. 5, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-3258-and Train (Sept. 5, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5362-3259-2), ages up to 3. And Emma Dodd’s Love You Books presents Spread Your Wings by Emma Dodd (Nov. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-3255-4, ages 2–5.

Candlewick/Walker Books US

Penguin Huddle by Ross Montgomery, illus. by Sarah Warburton (Oct. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-3131-1). When penguins become frozen together, the smallest one leads them to a city across the sea to find help. Ages 3–7.

Frankie and Friends: Breaking News by Christine Platt, illus. by Alea Marley (Oct. 10, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2209-8). In this series debut, Frankie emulates her journalist mother by reporting on household news with the help of her sister and an unlikely news crew. Ages 6–8.

Two-Headed Chicken: Beak to the Future by Tom Angleberger (Sept. 12, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2322-4). In this follow-up to Two-Headed Chicken, the title character embarks on more zany adventures. Ages 8–12.

Stand Up and Speak Out Against Racism by Yassmin Abdel-Magied, illus. by Aleesha Nandhra (Sept. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-3133-5), is a guide to taking steps to nurture compassion and change, challenge inequality, and strive toward racial justice for all. Ages 9–12.

Crown by Shade Lapite (Sept. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2652-2). In this debut of a series set in the kingdom of Galla, a girl raised in secret leaves her rural home for the royal court, with its deadly power struggles and romantic intrigue. Ages 13 and up.

How to Love: An Uncommon Guide to Feelings & Relationships by Alex Norris (Nov. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1788-9). From the creator of the “Oh No” web comics, this guide to dating, relationships, and identity is inclusive of all genders and sexualities. Ages 14 and up.

Yours from the Tower by Sally Nicholls (Jan. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2319-4). This epistolary novel set in 1896 features letters among three former boarding-school friends who are leading different lives. Ages 14 and up.


Swift and Hawk are on a new spy mission in Undercover by Logan Macx (Nov. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-2771-0), ages 9–12. And the Ferryman Trilogy wraps up with Outcasts by Claire McFall (Oct. 31, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5362-1847-3), ages 12 and up.

Capstone Editions

Smarty Ants by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Kirsti Call, illus. by Erin Taylor (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68446-614-6). Ants use their math skills to build one gigantic home. Ages 4–7.

Books Aren’t for Bears by Mark Barry, illus. by Katy Halford (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68446-550-7). When Bear finds a book in the woods and learns to read, he moves to the city, where some think that books are not for bears. Ages 4–8.

Moving and Grooving to Fillmore’s Beat by Rachel Werner, illus. by Jerrard K. Polk (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68446-763-1). Touching on themes of inclusivity and culture in San Francisco’s Fillmore District, this book celebrates diverse representation within artistic fields. Ages 4–8.

Sense of Play by Dana Meachen Rau, illus. by Doruntina Beqiraj (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68446-613-9). Two siblings—one is Blind, the other has sight—celebrate the senses beyond sight—sounds, smells, tastes, and textures. Ages 4–8.

Who Made This Mess? by Laura Gehl, illus. by Aleksandar Stojsic (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68446-629-0). This rhyming mystery set in an animal village aims to help readers adjust their outlook, keep an open mind, and avoid making assumptions. Ages 4–8.


Nursery Rhyme Board Books releases Patty Cake (Aug. 1, $5.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68446-778-5) and Three Little Kittens (Aug. 1, $5.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68446-777-8) by Constanza Basaluzzo, ages 1–3. Celebrate You! All About Our Differences adds Looks Like Me! by Sang Vo, illus. by Ivan Kerner (Aug. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68446-743-3), ages 2–5. And Sports Illustrated Kids Bedtime Books offers Goodnight Snowboard by Kristen McCurry, illus. by Maria Gabriela Gama (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68446-715-0). Ages 4–7.

Capstone Press


Sports Illustrated Kids: Record Smashers has five additions, among them Basketball Records Smashed! by Brendan Flynn (Aug. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66907-153-2), ages 7–8; Baseball Records Smashed! by Bruce Berglund (Aug. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66907-151-8), ages 7–9; and Soccer Records Smashed! by Flynn (Aug. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66907-161-7), ages 9–11. And Super Surprising Trivia You Can’t Resist presents five titles, including Super Surprising Trivia About Rain Forest Animals by Megan Cooley Peterson (Aug. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66907-169-3) and Super Surprising Trivia About Space and the Universe by Ailynn Collins (Aug. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66907-171-6), ages 7–8; and Super Surprising Trivia About Artificial Intelligence by Lisa M. Bolt Simons (Aug. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66907-165-5), ages 9–11.

Scooby-Doo Space Discoveries gains four books by Ailynn Collins, among them Exploring Planets and Dwarf Planets with Velma (Aug. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66902-117-9) and Tracking Meteors, Asteroids, and Comets with Velma (Aug. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66902-114-8), ages 8–11. Among the four new Sports Illustrated Kids: Great Sports Rivalries titles are Baseball’s Biggest Rivalries by Sibylla Nash (Aug. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66904-891-6) and Football’s Biggest Rivalries by Matt Doeden (Aug. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66904-905-0), ages 8–11. And Joining Great Moments in History are Nellie Bly’s Daring Trip Around the World by Agnieszka Biskup, illus. by Natalia Galindo (Aug. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66901-700-4), ages 8–12; and Jackie Robinson Takes the Field by Elliott Smith, illus. by Janos Orban (Aug. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66901-684-7); Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima by Nel Yomtov, illus. by Eduardo Garcia (Aug. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66901708-0); and Juneteenth Celebrates Freedom by Myra Faye Turner, illus. by Markia Jenai (Aug. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66901-692-2), ages 9–12.

Our Future in Space: Imagining Moon Bases, Missions to Mars, and More by Ben Hubbard (Aug. 1, $31.32, ISBN 978-1-66902-108-7) is new to Smithsonian Editions, ages 8–12. Four books join You Choose: Seeking History, including Fighting for Freedom Along the Underground Railroad: An Interactive Look at History by Shawn Pryor (Aug. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66903-271-7) and Taking a Stand During the War of 1812: An Interactive Look at History by Matt Doeden (Aug. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66903-274-8), ages 8–12. And You Choose: Treasure Hunters welcomes four books, including Can You Spot Blackbeard’s Treasure? An Interactive Treasure Adventure by Thomas Kingsley Troupe (Aug. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66903-197-0) and Can You Uncover the Oak Island Money Pit? An Interactive Treasure Adventure by Matthew K. Manning (Aug. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66903-192-5), ages 8–12.

Mythology Graphics issues four titles, among them Pandora’s Box: A Modern Graphic Greek Myth by Jessica Gunderson, illus. by Jessi Zabarsky (Aug. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66905-104-6); and The Trojan Horse: A Modern Graphic Greek Myth by Stephanie True Peters, illus. by Oscar Herrero (Aug. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66905-096-4), ages 9–11. And Ghostly Graphics has four additions, including The Deadly Bell Witch Ghost by Blake Hoena, illus. by Amerigo Pinelli (Aug. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66907-130-3); and The Mystery of Bloody Mary by Nel Yomtov, illus. by Maurizio Campidelli (Aug. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66907-138-9), ages 9–12.

Capstone/Picture Window


Emma Every Day adds four books, among them Cat Care (Aug. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4846-7567-0) and First Flight by C.L. Reid, illus. by Elena Aiello (Aug. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4846-7583-0), ages 5–7. ¡Hola, Lola! greets Lola and the Tooth Fairy Mouse Mystery (Aug. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4846-8405-4) and Lola’s First Day of the Dead (Aug. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4846-8398-9) by Keka Novales, illus. by Carolina Vázquez, ages 5–7. ISTE Young Innovators presents Sonia’s Digital World by Shannon McClintock Miller, illus. by Clara Reschke (Aug. 1, $23.99, ISBN 978-1-4846-8762-8), ages 5–7. And among the four books joining Jalen’s Big City Life by Dorothy H. Price, illus. by Shiane Salabie, are Baking Buddies (Aug. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4846-8094-0) and The Park Cleanup (Aug. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4846-8086-5), ages 5–7.

Mr. Grizley’s Class enrolls a quartet of stories, including Alijah’s Garden (Aug. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4846-8144-2) and Chad’s Big Goal (Aug. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4846-8152-7). by Bryan Patrick Avery, illus. by Arief Putra, ages 5–7. My Spectacular Self introduces four titles, among them Ivy and Grandma: A Story About Grief by Susan Grine, illus. by Román Díaz, (Aug. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4846-8432-0); and Too Much Touch: A Story About Personal Space by Jody Jensen Shaffer, illus. by Gal Weizman (Aug. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4846-8437-5), ages 5–7. And Service Pups in Training issues four canine capers by Mari Bolte, including Daphne Shows Support: An Emotional Support Dog Graphic Novel, illus. by Alan Brown (Aug. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4846-8005-6); and Ellie’s Brave Search: A Search and Rescue Dog Graphic Novel, illus. by Diego Vaisberg (Aug. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4846-8021-6), ages 5–7.

Slam Dunk Graphics scores four titles, including Dribble Trip Up: A Basketball Graphic Novel by Daniel Montgomery Cole Mauleón, illus. by Ceej Rowland (Aug. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4846-8037-7)’ and Full-Court Drama: A Basketball Graphic Novel by Dionna L. Mann, illus. by Oscar Herrero (Aug. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4846-8053-7), ages 5–7. What’s Cooking, Arlo? by Kimberly Gee serves up Miserable Stew (Aug. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4846-8349-1) and Happy Pudding by Kimberly Gee, illus. by Kimberly Gee (Aug. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4846-7935-7), ages 5-7. And Ali the Great tackles problems in four new stories by Saadia Faruqi, illus. by Debby Rahmalia, including Ali the Great and the Dinosaur Mistake (Aug. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4846-8119-0) and Ali the Great and the Paper Airplane Flop (Aug. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4846-8131-2), ages 5–8.

Betty the Yeti adjusts to life among humans in four capers, among them Betty the Yeti and the First Day of School (Aug. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4846-8244-9) and Betty the Yeti Hates Spaghetti (Aug. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4846-8236-4) by Mandy R. Marx, illus. by Antonella Fant, ages 5–8. Hmong-American twins Astrid and Apollo share four new adventures, including Astrid and Apollo and the Giant Geography Project (Aug. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4846-7548-9) and Astrid and Apollo and the Wonderful Wax Museum (Aug. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4846-7541-0) by V.T. Bidania, illus. by César Samaniego, ages 6–8. And Jina Jeong tackles four new projects, among them Project Earth (Aug. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4846-7944-9) and Project Food Drive (Aug. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4846-7957-9) by Carol Kim, illus. by Ahya Kim, ages 6-8.

Capstone/Stone Arch


Jay Albee’s Riley Reynolds stars in four novels, including Riley Reynolds Pumps Up the Party (Aug. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66903-229-8) and Riley Reynolds Takes Care of Business (Aug. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66903-228-1), ages 7–10. Among the four new Stories to Scare Your Socks Off! titles are Ghost Stories to Scare Your Socks Off! (Aug. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66901-249-8) and Monster Stories to Scare Your Socks Off! (Aug. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66901-243-6) by Michael Dahl, et al., illus. by Andi Espinosa, ages 7–11 And Gabby Ghost Hunter is on the case in a quartet of mysteries by Stephanie Faris, including The Ghost at the Inn (Aug. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66901-321-1) and The Ghost in the Bookstore (Aug. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66901-331-0), ages 8–10.

Four books join The Adventures of Batgirl and Supergirl, among them Two-Face and the Fusion Confusion (Aug. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66903-358-5) by Laurie S. Sutton, illus. by Sarah Leuverl; and The Citywide Scream Scheme by Jay Albee, illus. by Teo Duarte (Aug. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66903-353-0), ages 8–11. Ben Lee introduces The Magic Lunch Box by Hanna Kim, illus. by Emily Paik (Aug. 1, $25.99, ISBN 978-1-66901-440-9; $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66901-757-8), ages 8–11. And among the four new Fantastic Freewheeler releases by Molly Felder are The Fantastic Freewheeler and the School Dance Disaster: A Graphic Novel, illus. by Yury Guzman (Aug. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66901-230-6); and The Fantastic Freewheeler, Sixth-Grade Superhero! A Graphic Novel, illus. by Scott Brown (Aug. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66901-209-2), ages 8–11.

Nuestras voces gains On the Home Front with Valentina: A Diary from 1940 to 1943 by Claudia Oviedo, illus. by Juan M. Moreno (Aug. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66901-268-9); and Paloma’s Song for Puerto Rico: A Diary from 1898 by Adriana Erin Rivera, illus. by Eugenia Nobati (Aug. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66901-261-0), ages 8–11. Girls Survive issues Claudia in the Storm: A Hurricane Katrina Survival Story by Denise Walter McConduit, illus. by Francesca Ficorilli (Aug. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66901-457-7); and Essie and the March on Selma: A Bloody Sunday Survival Story by Anitra Butler-Ngugi, illus. by Wendy Tan Shiau Wei (Aug. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66901-464-5) ages 8–12. And there are four new Girls Survive Graphic Novels, among them Gemma and the Great Flu: A 1918 Flu Pandemic Graphic Novel by Julie Gilbert, illus. by Dan Freitas (Aug. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66901-297-9); and Paulina and the Disaster at Pompeii: A Mount Vesuvius Eruption Graphic Novel by Barbara Perez Marquez, illus. by Markia Jenai (Aug. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-66901-313-6), ages 8–12.

Cardinal Rule

Buddy the Bucket Filler by Maria Dismondy and Carol McCloud (Aug. 1, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-945369-25-4). Will Buddy spend his allowance on candy or toys, or on something that will make him happier? Ages 4–10.

The Time Machine: Because It’s Never Too Late to Apologize by Pauline David-Sax, illus. by Melquea Smith (Oct. 1, $17.95, ISBN 979-89-85805-15-4). When apologizing to her best friend proves too difficult, Bailey builds a time machine to return to the day she said something mean. Ages 5–7.

Central Avenue Poetry

If You Knew My Name by Lisa Roberts Carter (Jan. 30, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-77168-360-9). The protagonist of this novel in verse applies his rap-artist aspirations to tell the story of his wrongful arrest. Ages 14–up.


Bábo: A Tale of Armenian Rug-Washing Day by Astrid Kamalyan, illus. by Anait Semirdzhyan (Sept. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-358-7). This intergenerational story centers on Armenian traditions and family ties. Ages 3–7.

Bear Helps the Forest (Maybe You Help, Too) by Karen Lynn Williams, illus. by Andrés Landazábal (Aug. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-161-3). Bear awaits fall in this tale revealing how the forest regrows. Ages 3–7.

Big Babies by Patrick O’Brien (Jan. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-366-2). This look at prehistoric life explores the relative size of dinosaurs as babies rather than adults. Ages 3–7.

Our Wish for You: A Story About Open Adoption by Dano Moreno, illus. by Ryan O’Rourke (Sept. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-355-6), spotlights parents’ shared wishes for a child’s life to be full of love and family. Ages 3–7.

Night Owl Night by Susan Edwards Richmond, illus. by Maribel Lechuga (Aug. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-251-1). Sova, whose scientist mother studies owls, learns about conservation efforts and scientific research. Ages 4–8.

Dear You, Dream Big! by Baptiste Paul (Jan. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-295-5). Three children persevere and succeed in their chosen fields in this celebration of Black creativity, leadership, and innovation. Ages 5–8.

I Heard by J. Nailah Avery, illus. by Steffi Walthall (Jan. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-382-2), showcases Black history in the U.S., from slavery to the civil rights and Black Lives Matter movements. Ages 5–8.

How Does Chocolate Taste on Everest? Explore Earth’s Most Extreme Places Through Sight, Sound, Smell, Touch, and Taste by Leisa Stewart-Sharpe, illus. by Aaron Cushley (Sept. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-419-5), examines the most extreme places on Earth through the five senses. Ages 6–9.

Mascot by Charles Waters and Traci Sorell (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-380-8). In this novel in verse, six students of various backgrounds and beliefs debate whether or not their school mascot is racist. Ages 10 and up.


Storytelling Math issues Our Favorite Apples (Sept. 19, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-62354-348-8) and Who Jumps More? (Sept. 19, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-62354-349-5) by Grace Lin, ages up to 2; and Lia y Luís: ¡Desconcertados!/Lia & Luís: Puzzled! by Ana Crespo, illus. by Giovana Medeiros (Sept. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-400-3), ages 8–12. Chicken Soup for the Soul Babies adds A Gift for Me? (I Want It!) (Oct. 24, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-62354-420-1) and Say Thank You, Little Giraffe (But Why?) (Oct. 24, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-62354-288-7) by Zeena Pliska, illus. by Hazel Quintanilla, ages up to 3. And Leo on a Hike by Anna McQuinn, illus. by Ruth Hearson (Sept. 19, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-62354-341-9), joins Leo Can!, ages up to 3.

Jerry Pallotta’s Alphabet Books presents US Air Force Alphabet Book (Sept. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-57091-952-7) and US Coast Guard Alphabet Book (Sept. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-57091-954-1, by Jerry Pallotta and Sammie Garnett, illus. by Vickie Fraser, ages 4–7. Hands-On Science picks up Geology by Lola M. Schaefer, illus. by Druscilla Santiago (Oct. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-244-3), ages 4–8. How to Explain Science offers How to Explain Coding to a Grown-Up by Ruth Spiro, illus. by Teresa Martinez (Oct. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-318-1), ages 4–8.

Jitters continues with Sick Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg, illus. by Judy Love (Oct. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-424-9), ages 5–8. And Sir Cumference gains Sir Cumference and the 100 Percent Goose Chase by Cindy Neuschwander, illus. by Wayne Geehan (Oct. 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-320-4), ages 7–10.

Titles in Spanish

Estamos agradecidos: Otsaliheliga (We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga) by Traci Sorell, illus. by Frané Lessac (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-429-4), ages 3–7; and Mil mariposas blancas (A Thousand White Butterflies) by Jessica Betancourt-Perez and Karen Lynn Williams, illus. by Gina Maldonado (Sept. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-386-0), ages 5–8.

Charlesbridge Teen

Where You Left Us by Rhiannon Wilde (Sept. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-423-2). Two sisters navigate mental health struggles and relationships as they uncover their family’s mysterious past. Ages 14 and up.

Children's Press/Franklin Watts


Learn About Animal Coverings issues five titles by Eric Geron, including Feathers (Oct. 3, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-89800-2), Fur (Oct. 3, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-89803-3), and Skin (Oct. 3, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-89812-5), ages 5–7. Learn About: The Five Senses offers five books, among them Hearing by Claire Caprioli (Sept. 5, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-89827-9), Smelling by Susan B. Katz (Sept. 5, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-89815-6), and Touching by Sonia W. Black (Sept. 5, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-89818-7), ages 5–7. And joining Wild World: Pets and Wild Animals are Cat or Tiger (Sept. 5, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-89978-8), Dog or Wolf (Sept. 5, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-89981-8), Gecko or Komodo Dragon (Sept. 5, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-89987-0), and Horse or Zebra (Sept. 5, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-338-89984-9) by Brenna Maloney, ages 5–7.

A True Book: Money adds Making and Saving Money: Jobs, Taxes, Inflation... and Much More! (Sept. 5, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-339-00491-4) and What Banks Do with Money: Loans, Interest Rates, Investments... and Much More! (Sept. 5, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-339-00497-6) by Janet Liu and Melinda Liu, Spending Money: Budgets, Credit Cards, Scams... and Much More! (Sept. 5, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-339-00494-5) by Jessica Coh, and What Is Money? Bartering, Cash, Cryptocurrency... and Much More! by Alicia Green (Sept. 5, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-339-00488-4), ages 8–10.

Child’s Play International


First Feelings has six additions, illus. by Paula Bowles, including When I Feel Angry (Sept. 1, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78628-746-5), When I Feel Happy (Sept. 1, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78628-748-9), and When I Feel Scared (Sept. 1, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78628-745-8), ages up to 3. Airlie Anderson’s Curious Cats welcomes Colors (Oct. 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78628-835-6), Numbers (Oct. 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78628-837-0), Shapes (Oct. 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78628-838-7), and Weather (Oct. 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-78628-839-4), ages 1–3. And Helping Hands—Bilingual offers Clean It!/¡A limpiar! (Aug. 2, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-78628-780-9), Cook It!/¡A cocinar! (Aug. 2, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-78628-779-3), Fix it!/¡A reparar! (Aug. 2, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-78628-782-3), and Grow It!/¡A sembrar! (Aug. 2, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-78628-781-6), trans. by Teresa Mlawer, Illus. by Georgie Birkett, ages 2–5.

Joining Play Bilingual Mini-Library are Decisiones/Choices by Roozeboos (Oct. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-78628-858-5), La huerta de Roli/Errol’s Garden by Gillian Hibbs (Oct. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-78628-859-2), and Zapatos nuevos, zapatos rojos/New Shoes, Red Shoes by Becky Baur (Aug. 15, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-78628-732-8), all trans. by Yanitzia Canetti, ages 3–6. Child’s Play Mini-Library adds Choices by Roozeboos (Oct. 1, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-78628-857-8) and New Shoes, Red Shoes by Susan Rollings, illus. by Becky Baur (Aug. 15, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-78628-731-1), ages 3–6. And Flip-Up Fairy Tales greets Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Sept. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-78628-843-1) and Jack and the Beanstalk (Sept. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-78628-841-7), illus. by Tatsiana Burgaud; Little Red Riding Hood, illus. by Subi Bosa (Sept. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-78628-840-0); and Three Little Pigs, illus. by Pat Corrigan (Sept. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-78628-842-4), ages 3–7.


Murder at the Old Willow Boarding School by Jessika Fleck (Oct. 3, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-954232-16-7). As a student at a school for gifted children, you wake up to discover that you were murdered in the night and are now a ghost who must stop the killer from striking again. Ages 9–12.

Sister from the Multiverse by C.E. Berger, illus. by Gabhor Utomo (Oct. 3, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-954232-15-0). What happens when a girl arrives outside your school claiming to be your long-lost sister from a parallel universe? Ages 9–12.


Time Travel Inn continues with Time Travel Inn, Vol. 2 by Bart King, illus. by María Pesado (Oct. 3, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-954232-17-4), ages 9–12.


Purring, Rolling, Stretching by Chihiro Ishizu, illus. by Nanako Matsuda (Aug. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-79721-992-9), invites children to experience a day in the life of a house cat. Ages up to 3.

My Hair Is Like the Sun by St. Clair Detrick-Jules, illus. by Tabitha Brown (Sept. 12, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-79722-179-3), is a celebration of the beauty of Black hair by the creator of My Beautiful Black Hair. Ages 2–4.

Books Make Good Friends by Jane Mount (Nov. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-79720-965-4). A shy girl’s imagination and love of reading take her to faraway places and introduce her to new friends. Ages 2–5.

Grief Is an Elephant by Tamara Ellis Smith, illus. by Nancy Whitesides (Oct. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-79721-225-8), aims to comfort those experiencing grief, whether due to the death of a loved one or losses in our world. Ages 3–5.

I Can Open It for You by Shinsuke Yoshitake (Sept. 26, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-79721-994-3) explores the empowering possibilities of growing up and balancing relying on parents and doing things oneself. Ages 3–5.

I Want 100 Dogs by Stacy McAnulty, illus. by Claire Keane (Oct. 31, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-79721-440-5). An aspiring dog owner and her parents ponder the best and worst outcomes of bringing home lots of dogs. Ages 3–5.

Together We Swim by Valerie Bolling, illus. by Kaylani Juanita (Aug. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-79721-249-4), is an ode to a mother and son’s relationship and the experience of a child’s first swimming lesson. Ages 3–5.

Two New Years by Richard Ho, illus. by Lynn Scurfield (Aug. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-79721-281-4), shows how a multi-
cultural family celebrates both Rosh Hashanah and Lunar New Year traditions. Ages 3–5.

The Boo-Boos of Bluebell Elementary by Chelsea Lin Wallace (Nov. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-79721-081-0). A compassionate school nurse tends to the complaints and conundrums of a group of students. Ages 5–8.

Ganesha’s Great Race by Sanjay Patel and Emily Haynes (Oct. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-79722-485-5). This pink elephant and his mouse pal race around the world in this companion to Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth. Ages 5–8.

Nothing Ever Happens on a Gray Day by Grant Snider (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-79721-089-6) celebrates do-nothing days and solitary adventures, encouraging readers to embrace quiet stillness. Ages 5–8.

Tomfoolery! Randolph Caldecott and the Rambunctious Coming-of-Age of Children’s Books by Michelle Markel, illus. by Barbara McClintock (Nov. 14, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8118-7923-1). This biography of the artist who revolutionized picture-book illustration celebrates the spirit of storytelling in art. Ages 5–8.

What Do Brothas Do All Day? by Ajuan Mance (Nov. 14, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-79721-505-1). Inspired by Richard Scarry’s What Do People Do All Day?, these portraits of Black men engaged in everyday life honor African American communities. Ages 5–8.

Go-Go Guys by Rowboat Watkins (Sept. 19, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-79720-571-7). This comic-style adventure follows the Go-Go Guys from beep-beep-bed to the Moon and beep-beep-back again. Ages 6–9.

The Story of Gumluck the Wizard by Adam Rex (Aug. 15, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-79721-323-1) launches a chapter book series starring a bumbling little wizard who lives inside a big hill and really wants to be a hero. Ages 6–9.

The Apartment House on Poppy Hill by Nina LaCour, illus. by Sònia Albert (Nov. 7, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-79721-373-6). This story celebrating community, friendship, family, and home is set in a quirky residence. Ages 7–10.

They Hold the Line: Wildfires, Wildlands, and the Firefighters Who Brave Them by Dan Paley, illus. by Molly Mendoza (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-79721-450-4), provides an inside look at the work of the professional first responders who risk their lives to fight wildfires. Ages 7–10.

Shira and Esther’s Double Dream Debut by Anna E. Jordan (Oct. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-79721-565-5). Two very different Jewish girls who look identical switch places in this story about following one’s dreams. Ages 8–12.

Free Throws, Friendship, and Other Things We Fouled Up by Jenn Bishop (Oct. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-79721-561-7). Competitive basketball takes center court in this novel about two girls who find the truth about themselves and their families against the backdrop of middle-school and college hoops. Ages 10–14.


Beginning Baby adds A Day Full of Feelings (Oct. 17, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-79721-844-1), ages up to 3. Flora and Friends star in Flora and Friends ABC by Molly Idle (Oct. 10, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-79720-058-3), ages up to 3. Ghee Happy gains Ghee Happy Goddesses: A Little Board Book of Hindu Deities (Oct. 24, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-79722-493-0) and Ghee Happy Gods: (Oct. 24, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-79722-497-8) by Sanjay Patel, ages up to 3. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site builds on with Construction Site: Taking Flight! by Sherri Duskey Rinker, illus. by AG Ford (Sept. 26, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-79722-192-2), ages 2–5. Marley releases an adaptation of Is This Love? by Bob Marley and Cedella Marley, illus. by Alea Marley (Nov. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-7173-9), ages 3–5. Polly Diamond has more magical mixups in Polly Diamond and the Topsy-Turvy Day by Alice Kuipers, illus. by Diana Toledano (Aug. 22, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-8468-5), ages 7–10. And Death & Sparkles continues with Death & Sparkles and the Sacred Golden Cupcake by Rob Justus (Nov. 28, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-79720-637-0; $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-79720-638-7), ages 10–14.


Spectacular: Miracles of Nature by Philippe Nessmann, illus. by Alex Asfour (Sept. 19, $19.99, ISBN 978-2-408-04503-6), compiles illustrations of and facts about such phenomena as pink lakes and crystal caves. Ages 5–12.

Have You Seen My Sock? by Colombe Linotte, illus. by Claudia Bielinsky (Aug. 8, $10.99 board book, ISBN 979-1-03-635853-1). This rhyming tale investigates the mysterious disappearance of socks. Ages up to 3.

One Brown Bear: The World of Numbers by Anne-Marie Labrecque and Mélissa Coallier, illus. by Mathieu Dionne St.-Arneault (Aug. 15, $16.99, ISBN 979-1-03-635851-7). Animals help children to recognize numbers and learn to count frome one to 20. Ages up to 3.

Where’s Randolph? by Marianna Coppo (Oct. 3, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-2-408-04619-4). In this hide-and-seek tale, kids lift flaps to find Randolph. Ages up to 3.


Baby Basics adds My Cuddly Bunny Soft Cloth Book for Baby, illus. by Lucie Brunelière (Aug. 8, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-2-408-04505-0), ages up to 3. Pop Up Guides visits Cities Around the World by Maud Poulain, illus. by Sandra de la Prada (Aug. 15, $18.99, ISBN 979-1-03-635852-4), ages 3–5. The Ultimate Book of Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Creatures by Sandra Laboucarie, illus. by Benjamin Becue (Sept. 26, $24.99, ISBN 979-1-03-635307-9), is a new Ultimate Book, ages 5–12. Ultimate Spotlight shines on Cars by Sophie Dussaussois, illus. by Pierre Caillou (Aug. 22, $18.99, ISBN 979-1-03-635727-5), ages 5 and up. Joining Do You Know? is Do You Know? Polar Animals and Other Cold-Climate Creatures by Pascale Hédelin, illus. by Didier Balicevic and Maëlle Cheval (Oct. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-2-408-04620-0), ages 6–9. And What About continues with What About: Digital Tech by Baptiste Massa and Romain Gallissot, illus. by Pascal Lemaître (Oct. 17, $16.99, ISBN 979-1-03-635869-2), ages 7 and up.


Gory Rory Fangface Needs a Kiss by Ziggy Hanaor, illus. by Ollie Silvester (Nov. 14, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-80066-036-6). After a terrible day, Gory Rory Fangface finally realizes that maybe a kiss from his mother can help. Ages 3–6.

The Grand Hotel of Feelings by Lidia Brankovic (Sept. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-80066-041-0). Emotions of all kinds come to stay at a welcoming hotel in this tale that aims to spark conversations about feelings. Ages 4–6.

Forwards Always: Poems to Be Read Aloud by Matthew Hodson (Sept. 12, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-80066-035-9) offers an interactive collection of poems meant to be read with others. Ages 4–8.

The Mellons Build a House by Robin Jacobs, illus. by Nik Neves (Oct. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-80066-033-5). In this story about design and construction, a family that can’t find the right house builds their own. Ages 4–10.

Mama Mammals: Reproduction and Birth in Humans and Other Mammals by Cathy Evans, illus. by Bia Melo (Nov. 7, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-80066-026-7), offers an introduction to reproduction in the natural world. Ages 6–9.


How Do You Become Friends with the Moon? by Ghazaleh Bigdelou (Nov. 7, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-966-1). A girl, a giant dragon, and an octopus want to please the moon so that she will always stay with them. Ages 4–6.

The New Bicycle by Darcy Day Zoells (Nov. 7, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-964-7). When a girl living in an ordinary neighborhood rides her new bike, she travels to a fantasy landscape. Ages 4–6.

What Really Happens at Night? by Muge Li (Nov. 7, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-965-4). A girl who doesn’t want to go to sleep asks a string of questions to delay bedtime. Ages 4–6.

How to Spot a Grampire by Leslie McCrary, illus. by Sharon Lane Holm (Aug. 29, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-967-8), explores the possibility that grandparents could be vampires. Ages 4–7.

All Dogs! by Roel Seidell (Oct. 24, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-943-2). Cat explains to Kitty what dogs look like in this tale underscoring that whatever their appearance, dogs are all quite similar. Ages 4–9.

Miss Daisy’s Flowers by Wina Eberhard (Oct. 17, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-951-7). Mouse creates letters for his dying teacher, who leaves something beautiful in return. Ages 4–9.

Tim Does His Own Thing by Bianca Antonissen, illus. by Lisa Brandenburg (Nov. 14, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-946-3). When Tim hatches from his egg, the other birds say he should learn how to fly, but does he have to follow what everyone else is doing? Ages 4–9.

Everything Is New by Aylar Abraham (Oct. 3, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-950-0). After moving, a boy misses his old house and his old life in this tale about getting used to new situations. Ages 5–8.

A Compliment with Wings by Pimm Van Hest, illus. by Nynke Mare Talsma (Oct. 24, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-947-0). When Sammy pays his mother a compliment, it flutters up, inspiring everyone in its path. Ages 5–10.

Just One Pebble. One Boy’s Quest to End Hunger by Dianna Wilson Sirkovsky, illus. by Sara Casilda (Sept. 5, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-767-4), relays the true story of a boy who ignites awareness and provides aid for hunger relief in his community. Ages 5–10.

Collective Book Studio

Are You Wiggly? by Tim Button, illus. by Ana Larrañaga (Sept. 26, $12.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-68555-563-4). As a child searches to find who is wiggly, they learn about various critters’ movements. Ages up to 3.

What a Pest: A Creepy, Crawly Counting Book by Elliot Kreloff (Oct. 17, $12.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-68555-261-9), is a counting book featuring iridescent foil bugs. Ages up to 4.

1, 2, 3, Nosh with Me by Micah Siva and Joshua Siva, illus. by Sviatoslav Franko (Sept. 5, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-68555-772-0), introduces numbers as well as traditional Jewish foods. Ages up to 6.

Dare to Be Me by Nathan Meckel and Kaci Bolls, illus. by Ana Larrañaga (Sept. 12, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68555-747-8), encourages young readers to be their truest, most authentic selves. Ages 4–8.

I’ll Be the Moon: A Migrant Child’s Story by Phillip D. Cortez, illus. by Mafs Rodríguez Alpide (Oct. 24, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-68555-250-3), tells of an immigrant child’s moonlit journey across the desert to be reunited with family. Ages 4–8.

Calvin and the Sugar Apples by Inês F. Oliveira, illus. by Vanessa Balleza (Aug. 22, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-68555-219-0). When her pet chinchilla dies, Amelia feels completely alone, until she meets a new friend. Ages 7–10.


Animal Adventures presents Day at the Farm by Alexandra Claire (Jan. 23, $12.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-68555-745-4), ages up to 6.

Common Deer

Iz the Apocalyse by Susan Currie, illus. by Bex Glendining (Oct. 1, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-988761-84-8). A teen who has had unhappy foster care experiences and struggles with her mental health finds solace in music in this story of determination, resilience, and redemption. Ages 13 and up.


Asha and Baz introduces Asha and Baz Meet Elizebeth Friedman by Caroline Fernandez, illus. by Dharmali Patel (Sept. 1, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-988761-83-1), ages 6–9. And Lucy & Dee return in The Caves of Wonder by Kirsten Marion (Sept. 1, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-988761-80-0), ages 11–14.

Cottage Door

Dinos Love Donuts, illus. by Cristine Sheldon (Oct. 18, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-926-1). Kids lift flaps to see dinos devouring a favorite treat. Ages up to 3.

Touch & Feel Colors (Nov. 14, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-927-8) includes photos and illustrations. Ages up to 3.

Easter on Cuddlebug Lane, illus. by Sanja Rescek (Dec. 19, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-928-5, offers a touch-and-feel holiday tale starring animals. Ages up to 4.

Firetruck (Jan. 2, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-944-5) is a fire-truck-shaped board book. Ages up to 5.

Mini Mindful Moments Gratitude (Dec. 19, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-945-2). This book about mindfulness focuses on gratitude. Ages up to 5.

Babies Love Pets, illus. by Kristen Humphrey (Aug. 29, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-891-2). In this rhyming book, flaps lift to reveal various pets. Ages 1–3.

Dinos Love Pajamas (Aug. 1, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-890-5). Young dinos brush their teeth, use the potty, put on pajamas, and settle down for a story in this book with flaps. Ages 1–3.

Barn in Winter: Safe and Warm on the Farm by Chambrae Griffith (Aug. 29, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-885-1) spotlights farm animals that call a barn home in winter. Ages 1–4.

First Peek-a-Flap Manners (Jan. 16, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-923-0) provides a lift-the-flap introduction to manners. Ages 2–5.

Grow (Dec. 19, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-924-7). This book with flaps explores nature and things that grow. Ages 2–5.

Santa’s Special Christmas Gift, illus. by Malgorzata Detner (Aug. 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-888-2). In this lift-the-flap tale, Santa gets a letter from a boy asking for something joyful for his whole family. Ages 2–5.

’Twas the Night Before Christmas, illus. by Anthony VanArsdale (Aug. 15, $21.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-895-0), features 11 sound buttons. Ages 2–5.

1 2 3, illus. by Tommy Doyle (Aug. 15, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-877-6), is a counting book with flaps. Ages 2–6.

The First Christmas: The Story of the Birth of Jesus, illus. by Federica Frenna (Aug. 1, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64638-887-5), retells the Nativity story. Ages 2–6.

The Story of Easter (Dec. 19, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64638-772-4) relays the story of this holiday. Ages 3–7.


Brown Sugar Baby reappears in Brown Sugar Baby Christmas Joy (Aug. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-639-0) and Brown Sugar Baby Sweetest Love by Kevin Lewis, illus. by Jestenia Southerland (Nov. 14, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-660-4), ages up to 3. Mini Mindful Moments greets Mini Mindful Moments of Kindness (Dec. 19, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-946-9), ages up to 3. First Peek-a-Flap issues Potty, illus. by Teodora Oprea (Aug. 15, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-880-6), ages 1–4. See Hear Learn welcomes Animals, illus. by Airin O’Callaghan (Aug. 1, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-843-1), ages 1–4. Joining CoComelon are CoComelon Halloween Songs (Aug. 1, $13.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-823-3), ages up to 4; and Cocomelon Christmas Songs (Sept. 1, $19.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-948-3), ages 1–5. And Little Wonders offers Space (Nov. 28, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-925-4), ages up to 4; and Bugs by Rose Nestling, illus. by Hui Skipp (Aug. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-864-6), ages 2–5.

Paw Patrol returns in Paw Patrol Go, Pups, Go!, illus. by Sarah-Lisa Hleb (Aug. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-861-5); and Paw Patrol Roll N Go by Scarlett Wing (Jan. 26, $19.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-892-9), a rolling slipcase with three board books, ages 2–6. Thomas & Friends are back in Tyrannosaurus Wrecks (Aug. 1, $13.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-866-0), ages 2–6. I Spy with My Little Eye continues with Easter Hop & Find, illus. by Melanie Demmer (Dec. 19, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64638-878-3), ages 2–7; and Unicorn Wish & Find, illus. by Giorgia Broseghini (Aug. 15, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-64638-897-4), ages 4–8. And Captain Clementine is at the helm in Secret of the Star by Ginny Graham O’Donnell, illus. by Laura Brenlla (Aug. 15, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64638-828-8), ages 3–8.

Title in Spanish

Vamos a jugar fútbol (Let’s Play Soccer) by Ginger Swift, illus. by Villie Karabatzia (Aug. 15, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-806-6), ages 1–3.

Crabtree Blossoms


Bruce the Beaver by Thomas Kingsley Troupe, illus. by Gal Weizman, issues six titles, among them Bruce Doesn’t Follow Directions (Aug. 1, $8.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-980097-7), Bruce Is Not Going to Try That (Aug. 1, $8.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-980099-1), and Bruce, Be Nice! (Aug. 1, $8.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-980101-1), ages 4–8. Detective Daisy solves The Mystery of the Disappearing Donuts by Laurie Friedman, illus. by Barbara Szepesi Szucs (Aug. 1, $8.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-980095-3), ages 4–8. And Farmyard Fairy Tales welcomes Turkey and the Beast (Aug. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-980093-9) and The Twelve Dancing Llamas (Aug. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-980094-6) by Alicia Rodriguez, illus. by Kelly Caswell, ages 4–8.

Crabtree Branches


Ancient Warriors releases six volumes by Thomas Kingsley Troupe, including Brave Knights (Aug. 1, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-980999-4), Fierce Gladiators (Aug. 1, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-980998-7), and Stealthy Ninjas (Aug. 1, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-981003-7), ages 8–14. And among Kerri Mazzarella’s six books joining Top Horse Breeds are American Quarter Horse (Aug. 1, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-980992-5); Morgan (Aug. 1, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-980997-0); and Thoroughbred (Aug. 1, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-980994-9), ages 8–14.

Crabtree Crown


Tracy Vonder Brink contributes six titles to Engineering Masterpieces, among them Bridges (Aug. 1, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-981004-4), Roads (Aug. 1, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-981005-1), and Skyscrapers (Aug. 1, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-981007-5), ages 8–10. And Odd Birds adds four books, including Shoebill by Robin Johnson (Aug. 1, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-981559-9) and Turkey Vulture by Samantha Kohn (Aug. 1, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-981560-5), ages 8–10.

Crabtree Forest


Focus on Geography zeroes in on Focus on Brazil by Natalie Hyde (Aug. 1, $11.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-981547-6), Focus on Cuba by Heather C. Hudak (Aug. 1, $11.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-981548-3), and Focus on Indonesia (Aug. 1, $11.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-981549-0) and Focus on Switzerland (Aug. 1, $11.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-981550-6) by Linda Barghoorn, ages 10–13. And Children During Conflicts presents four volumes, including Child War Refugees by Petrice Custance (Aug. 1, $11.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-981554-4) and Living in a Conflict Zone by Barghoorn (Aug. 1, $11.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-981555-1), ages 10–14.

Four books by Carrie Gleason join Exploring World Landmarks, among them You Are Here: Australia (Aug. 1, $11.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-981561-2) and You Are Here: China (Aug. 1, $11.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-981563-6), ages 10–14. And Get Informed—Stay Informed adds four titles, including International Alliances and Treaties by Natalie Hyde (Aug. 1, $11.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-981543-8) and Misinformation, Disinformation, and Censorship by Heather C. Hudak (Aug. 1, $11.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-981544-5), ages 10–14.

Crabtree Leaves


The Adventures of Miss Happ: The World’s Unluckiest Teacher introduces six stories by Laurie Friedman, illus. by Jim Crawley, among them Miss Happ’s Field Trip Flop (Aug. 1, $11.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-980105-9), Miss Happ’s First Day Mix-Up! (Aug. 1, $11.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-980103-5), and Miss Happ’s Snow Day Surprise (Aug. 1, $11.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-980107-3), ages 7–9. And Amazing Maya stars in six adventures, including In the Club with Maya (Aug. 1, $12.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-966304-6), Maya Hatches a Plan (Aug. 1, $12.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-966306-0), and Way to Go, Maya! (Aug. 1, $12.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-966307-7) by Rose Johnson, illus. by Barbara Szepesi Szucs, ages 7–9.

The Bean Bunch celebrates A Merry Bean Christmas by Laurie Friedman, illus. by Szucs (Aug. 1, $9.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-980114-1), ages 7–9. And Werecat on the Loose (Aug. 1, $11.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-981010-5) and Werecat: Wet and Wild (Aug. 1, $11.50 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-981012-9) are among the four new Wanted: Werecat adventures by Laurie Friedman, illus. by Jim Crawley, ages 7–9.

Crabtree Little Honey


My Phonics Readers issues 26 titles by Shannon Anderson, including I See My ABCs: Long Vowel Teams: I See EA/ē (Aug. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-969708-9), I See My ABCs: Special Vowel Teams: I See AU (Aug. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-969723-2); and I See My ABCs: Vowel +R: I See AR (Aug. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-969726-3), ages 4–7.

Crabtree Roots


Vicky Bureau contributes six volumes to Healthy Habits, including Brush Your Teeth (Aug. 1, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-981037-2), Eat Healthy Foods (Aug. 1, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-981041-9), and Get Your Exercise (Aug. 1, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-981040-2), ages 4–6. And seven titles by Kim Thompson join Early Science, among them Gas (Aug. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-981018-1), Liquid (Aug. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-981023-5), and Living Thing (Aug. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-981019-8), ages 4–7.

Fruits You Love to Eat offers six helpings by Amy Culliford, including Apples (Aug. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-981026-6), Grapes (Aug. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-981029-7), and Strawberries (Aug. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-981025-9), ages 4–7. And among the six Weird Animals titles by Culliford are Axolotl (Aug. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-981036-5), Hairy Frog (Aug. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-981033-4), and Pangolin by Amy Culliford (Aug. 1, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-981035-8), ages 4–7.

Crabtree Seedlings


My State releases 32 books by Christina Early, each dedicated to a state, including Michigan (Aug. 1, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-980577-4), Virginia (Aug. 1, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-980571-2), and Washington (Aug. 1, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-980572-9), ages 5–7. And When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth introduces six books by Tracy Vonder Brink, among them The Brachiosaurus (Aug. 1, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-969758-4), The Stegosaurus (Aug. 1, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-969756-0), and The Velociraptor (Aug. 1, $8.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-969755-3), ages 5–7.

Crabtree Sunshine


Sunshine Picture Books welcomes four books, including A Big Bed for Jed (Aug. 1, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-980116-5) by Laurie Friedman, illus. by Ashlee Spink; and Resilient Ruthie by Shannon Anderson, illus. by Amy Zhing (Aug. 1, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-03-981044-0), ages 4–10.


My Favorite Animal by Andreu Llinàs Durán (Oct. 10, $14.95, ISBN 978-2-89802-481-8). Penelope loves animals so much that she imitates them: she walks like a penguin, eats like a bear, and swims like a shark. Ages 3–5.

The Dancing Letters by Evelyne Fournier, illus. by Aurélien Galvan (Sept. 5, $17.95, ISBN 978-2-89802-491-7). When Olivia tries to write a story, words and letters won’t cooperate in this book tackling the theme of dyslexia and overcoming difficulties with the support of those who love you. Ages 3–6.

Where Did Momo’s Hair Go? by Stéphanie Boyer, trans. by Carine Laforest illus. by Caroline Hamel, (Aug. 29, $17.95, ISBN 978-2-89802-416-0). Running to catch a bus, a clown loses his wig, which travels from one dog’s head to another before returning to the clown’s head. Ages 4–7.

Creative Editions

Opposites Are Natural by Kate Riggs, illus. by Maria Cristina Pritelli (Aug. 8, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-56846-395-7). In the forest, a child observes changes triggered by seasonal cycles, as well as opposite pairings in nature. Ages 2–5.

Armando’s Island by Marsha Diane Arnold, illus. by Anne Yvonne Gilbert (Aug. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-56846-376-6). As an Amazon rainforest is steadily deforested, animals find refuge within Armando’s “island,” the only remaining pocket of untouched forest. Ages 8–11.

Chasing the Sun by Timothy Musso (Aug. 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-56846-389-6). A female Arctic tern chases summer across the hemispheres as she feeds, mates, and migrates with her family. Ages 8–11.

Banned Book by Jonah Winter, illus. by Gary Kelley (Aug. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-56846-394-0). A story about a banned book and the people who wish to censor it is itself redacted to an increasing degree, until nearly every word is blacked out. Ages 8–12.


Small Stanley’s Big List of Scary Stuff by Angie Morgan (Nov. 7, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-62371-720-9). Encouraged by his grandfather, a boy makes a list of his biggest fears—and a gust of wind takes his list away. Ages 3–8.

Ferris Wheel by Kozikoglu, illus. by Sönmezay (Dec. 5, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-62371-721-6). In parallel journeys, a mother and a son leave their home for a fun-filled day while a father and daughter leave their war-torn home to find safety. Ages 4–7.

Child Like You by Na’ima Robert, illus. by Nadine Kaadan (Oct. 3, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-62371-723-0), relays the stories of child activists Marley Dias, Yusra Mardini, Iqbal Masih, and Greta Thunberg. Ages 4–8.

Much Too Busy by John Bond (Sept. 19, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-62371-722-3). A busy Pigeon gets help finding his way home from Mouse, who teaches him about the importance of the little things in life. Ages 4–8.

We Are Palestinian: A Celebration of Culture and Tradition by Reem Kassis, illus. by Noha Eilouti (Sept. 19, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-62371-725-4), is a guide to Palestine’s geography, cultural symbols, agriculture, cuisine, pop culture, history, and religion. Ages 9–12.


The Unlikely Story of Felix and Macabber by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, illus. by Juni Ba (Oct. 24, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-50673-822-2). Young, shy beast Felix joins grouchy mentor Macabber on a quest to learn to be brave and strong. Ages 8 and up.

The Hundredth Voice by Caitlin Like (Oct. 24, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-50673-133-9). Uriel tries to break the curse that causes his family to lose their superb singing voices at the height of their success, while he also uncovers haunting mysteries at the exclusive academy run by his grandfather. Ages 10 and up.

Planeta Blu, Vol. 1: Rise of Agoo by Tem Blessed, illus. by Michael LaRiccia (Nov. 7, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-50673-728-7). A group of inner-city teens suddenly gain the ability to speak with animals, and they must use their new superpowers in a fight to save the world. Ages 14 and up.

Disney Hyperion

The (Super Secret) Octagon Valley Society by Melissa de la Cruz (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-08374-4) kicks off a middle-grade series following a group of sixth graders invited to an exclusive, secluded high-tech institute run by a multimillionaire genius. Ages 8–12.

The Dark Place by Britney Lewis (Aug. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-368-07773-6). Seventeen-year-old Hylee meets a tall, handsome, inexplicably familiar boy who helps her investigate the truth about time, space, and reality—and why she keeps disappearing into another dark dimension. Ages 12 and up.

Make Me a Liar by Melissa Landers (Dec. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-09838-0). A girl with a transferable consciousness uses her power for good, only to have it turned on her when someone uses her body to commit murder. Ages 12 and up.

A Reckless Oath by Kaylie Smith (Jan. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-368-08163-4). In this sequel to A Ruinous Fate, Calla and the other witches must deal with their losses and come to grips with their own part in the Fates’ War. Ages 14 and up.


Loud Mouse by Idina Menzel and Cara Mentzel, illus. by Jaclyn Sinquett, welcomes Proud Mouse (Sept. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-08099-6), ages 3–5. Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins presents Out Cold (Oct. 3, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-368-09022-3), ages 3–5. Joining Disney’s Lost Legends is The Fixer Upper by Jen Calonita (Oct. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-368-04862-0), ages 8–12. Percy Jackson & the Olympians by Rick Riordan expands with The Chalice of the Gods (Sept. 26, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-368-09817-5), ages 8–12. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Prequels adds The Bewitching Hour (A Tara Prequel) by Ashley Poston (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-368-07545-9), ages 12 and up. The Buffy: The Next Generation trilogy by Kendare Blake concludes with Against the Darkness (Jan. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-368-07508-4), ages 14 and up. Queen’s Council delivers Realm of Wonders by Alexandra Monir (Oct. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-04821-7), ages 14 and up. And Twisted Tale offers A Twisted Tale Anthology by Elizabeth Lim et al. (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-368-08041-5), ages 14 and up.

Disney Lucasfilm

Star Wars: The High Republic: Jedi Brave in Every Way by Rosemary Soule and Charles Soule (Oct. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-08028-6). Jedi Master Yoda teaches Jedi Younglings and Padawans of every species to overcome their fears. Ages 6–8.

Star Wars: The High Republic: Tales of Light and Life by Zoraida Córdova et al. (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-368-09379-8) is a collection of short stories featuring fan favorite characters from the High Republic series. Ages 12 and up.

Crimson Climb by E.K. Johnston (Oct. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-09375-0) brings readers an untold story about Qi’ra, portrayed by Emilia Clarke in Star Wars: A Solo Story. Ages 14 and up.

Disney Press

Frozen: All Is Found (Nov. 7, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-09248-7). In this anthology, Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Sven, and Olaf embark on adventures through the Frozen universe with friends new and old. Ages 8–12.

The Haunted Mansion: Storm & Shade by Claudia Gray (Aug. 29, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-07606-7). When high school student Audrey moves to a town that’s supposedly home to a haunted mansion, she and a few of her new friends decide to investigate in this original novel inspired by the Haunted Mansion attraction at Disney Parks. Ages 12 and up.


Storybook Collection gains Disney 100 Years of Wonder Storybook Collection by Victoria Saxon (Oct. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-08393-5), ages 5–8. New to Disney Prince is Prince of Thorns & Nightmares by Linsey Miller (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-368-06912-0), ages 12 and up. And Dark Ascension greets The Lost Ones by Lauren DeStefano (Jan. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-368-06715-7), ages 14 and up.


Miles Morales: Spider-Man: The People Around Us by Denene Millner, illus. by Mónica Rodriguez (Nov. 7, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-368-06072-1), follows Miles Morales as he explores what it means to be an artist, Spider-Man, and himself. Ages 5–8.

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow by Ashley Franklin, illus. by Bea Jackson (Aug. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-368-07733-0), depicts Lunella Lafayette’s insecurities about her hair as School Picture Day approaches. Ages 5–8.

Hawkeye: Bishop Takes King by Ashley Poston (Oct. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-07899-3). When Kate Bishop, the young Hawkeye, solves a minor crime and saves the surprisingly cute Milo, their bags get mixed up and Kate finds a mysterious book that holds dangerous secrets. Ages 12 and up.


Spider-Man’s Social Dilemma by Preeti Chhibber continues with Spider-Man’s Bad Connection (Sept. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-368-05770-7), ages 8–12. Marvel Beginnings gains Hulk’s Big Feelings by Steve Behling, illus. by Jay Fosgitt (Sept. 5, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-368-09094-0), and I Love You 3,000 by Sheila Sweeny Higginson, illus. by Fosgitt (Dec. 5, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-368-09036-0), ages up to 3.

Disney/ Melissa de la Cruz Studio

The Sugar Plum Bakers: And the 12 Holiday Treats by Pat Tanumihardja (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-08957-9). Readers follow the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Gingerbread Man, and their team of bakerinas as they create delicious goodies from around the world. Ages 3–7.

Grave Mistakes by Kitty Curran (Aug. 15, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-368-08347-8) begins the Dead Family mystery series in which middle-schooler Molly tries to hide the huge secret that her mother and brother are a ghost and a poltergeist, respectively, and her younger sister is a zombie. Ages 8–12.

The Spells We Cast by Jason June (Oct. 3, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-08923-4). This series-starter features teen magicians Nigel and Ori who fall in love while competing in the Culling, a magical balance-preserving ritual that can only end with one of the two being stripped of their magic. Ages 14 and up.

The Walls Know the Truth by Jessie Weaver (Jan. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-07841-2). After her sister is found innocent of murder, Amanda Pruitt heads to Colorado to spend the summer with her aunt and hopefully find a new case for her podcast, when someone close to her gets killed. Ages 14 and up.


Rick Riordan Presents: The Spirit Glass by Roshani Chokshi (Sept. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-368-09339-2). In this tale inspired by Filipino lore, Corazon looks forward to her 11th birthday when she can finally be trained in babaylan magic and hopefully bring her parents back to life. Ages 8–12.

Rick Riordan Presents: A Drop of Venom by Sajni Patel (Jan. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-368-09268-5) is a feminist retelling of the Medusa myth steeped in Indian mythology. Ages 14 and up.


Adventures of Sik Aziz by Sarwat Chadda flies on with Rick Riordan Presents: Fury of the Dragon Goddess (Aug. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-08182-5), ages 8–12. A Thousand Worlds by Yoon Ha Lee welcomes Rick Riordan Presents: Fox Snare (Oct. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-368-08181-8), ages 8–12. Joining Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes is Rick Riordan Presents: Dawn of the Jaguar (Oct. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-06702-7), ages 10–13. And Roseanne A. Brown’s Serwa Boateng adds Rick Riordan Presents: Serwa Boateng’s Guide to Witchcraft and Mayhem (Sept. 12, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-368-06646-4), ages 10–14.


Owl and Otter and the Big Yard Sale (Sept. 12, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-8650-8). Owl and Otter introduce the concepts of addition, counting money, and supply and demand at their garage sale. Ages 3–5.

Language Around the World: Ways We Communicate Our Thoughts and Feelings (Aug. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-8006-3) explores various aspects of language and how it evolves and changes over time. Ages 6–8.

Robert Winston’s Story of Science by Robert Winston (Nov. 7, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-6259-5) explores history’s most influential scientific experiments, inventions, and world-changing discoveries. Ages 6–9.

1,000 Amazing Dinosaurs Facts: Unbelievable Facts About Dinosaurs (Aug. 8, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-6967-9) reveals the fastest, the slowest, the deadliest, and the weirdest dinosaurs ever to roam the planet. Ages 8–12.

1,000 Amazing Weird Facts (Oct. 10, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-8144-2) collects facts about bizarre beasts, incredible places, and peculiar phenomena. Ages 9–12.

Eyewitness Encyclopedia of Everything (Sept. 5, $34.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-8470-2) is a next-generation encyclopedia featuring nature, science, and historical images and narrative. Ages 9–12.

Knowledge Encyclopedia Plants and Fungi (Oct. 3, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-8471-9). This plant reference provides facts and stats about everything from cacti and carnivorous plants to trees, flowers, and mushrooms. Ages 9–12.

Life Underground: Tunnel into a World of Wildlife (Nov. 7, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-8472-6) takes an illustrated journey through nature’s unseen habitats, revealing the curious creatures that live under the earth. Ages 9–12.

The Oceans Atlas: A Pictorial Guide to the World’s Waters (Sept. 12, $20, ISBN 978-0-7440-6969-3) offers a look at the geography, geology, and life in the world’s oceans. Ages 9–12.


Pop-Up Peekaboo! greets Frog (Jan. 2, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-9180-9), ages up to 3. Jonny Lambert’s Bear and Bird by Jonny Lambert gains Find a Footprint (Sept. 26, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-8581-5), ages 2–5. Agnes and Friends by Elle Rowley, illus. by Clare Therese Gray, expands with Agnes and the Hen (Jan. 23, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-9179-3), ages 3–5. Adventures with Finn and Skip buzzes along with Bee by Brendan Kearney (Aug. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-8311-8), ages 3–5. DK Super Readers Pre-Level offers All About Light (Oct. 3, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-7249-5), Fast Animals (Sept. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-7570-0), Senses (Sept. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-7528-1), Seasons (Sept. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-7576-2), and Sparkly Gems (Oct. 3, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-7508-3), ages 3–5. Every One Is Special presents Cats by Fiona Munro, illus. by Laura Hambleton (Aug. 15, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-8045-2), ages 3–5.

New to First Seasonal Stories is The Lonely Otter (Dec. 5, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-8532-7), ages 3–5. Guinea Pigs by Kate Sheehy grows with Guinea Pigs Go Baking: Learn About Shapes (Sept. 5, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-8506-8) and Guinea Pigs Go Dancing: A First Book of Opposites (Sept. 5, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-8533-4), ages 3–5. Lift the Flap and Learn gains My Very Important Lift-The-Flap Book: Animals (Oct. 10, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7440-8507-5), ages 3–5. Look! It’s Leonard! by Jessie James, illus. by Tamara Anegon, adds I Love You, Leonard! (Jan. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-9181-6) and It’s Snowing, Leonard! (Sept. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-8462-7), ages 3–5. And Woke Babies Books introduces Femi and the Mindfulness Machine by Flo Fielding, illus. by Sawyer Cloud (Sept. 19, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-8043-8), ages 3–5.

A Dinosaur’s Day by Elizabeth Gilbert Bedia, illus. by Marie Bollmann, stomps on with T. Rex (Oct. 10, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-8534-1) and Triceratops Follows Its Herd by (Aug. 22, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-8048-3), ages 3–7. DK’s Ultimate Handbook releases Rocks and Minerals Ultimate Handbook: The Need-to-Know Facts and Stats on More Than 200 Rocks and Minerals (Nov. 7, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-8530-3), ages 5–9. Joining My Very Important Encyclopedias is My Very Important Human Body Encyclopedia (Aug. 1, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-8049-0), ages 5–9.

New DK Super Readers Level 1 titles are Life of a Baby Lemon Shark (Sept. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-7578-6), Desert Plants and Animals (Oct. 3, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-7184-9), Nighttime Animals (Sept. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-7534-2), Save the Pandas (Oct. 3, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-7492-5), and States of Matter (Sept. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-7564-9). ages 6–8. Dinosaur Club by Rex Stone, illus. by Louise Forshaw, adds Avoiding the Allosaurus (Sept. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-8505-1) and Flight of the Quetzalcoatlus (Jan. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-9183-0), ages 6–9.

Joining DK Super Readers Level 2 are Great White Sharks (Sept. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-7588-5), North Pole, South Pole (Oct. 3, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-7154-2), Save the Tigers (Oct. 3, $14.99, ISBN 978-0- 7440-7477-2), Spaceships and Rockets (Sept. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-7541-0), and Which Inventions Changed the World? (Sept. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-7549-6) ages 7–9. DK Children’s Anthologies reveals An Anthology of Our Extraordinary Earth by Cally Oldershaw (Oct. 17, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-8390-3), ages 7–9. Get to Know turns out Philosophy: A Friendly Introduction to Philosophy and Critical Thinking by Rachel Poulton (Oct. 31, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-8410-8), ages 7–9. The Magic Of... welcomes The Magic of Forests: A Fascinating Guide to Forests Around the World by Vicky Woodgate (Aug. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-8310-1), ages 7–9. My American Story welcomes Getting Our Voices Heard: How Can Americans Change Our Society? (Oct. 3, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-7771-1), How My Vote Counts: What Does It Mean to Be a Citizen? (Oct. 3, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-7763-6; $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-7762-9), Making the Rules: What Does Our Government Do? (Oct. 3, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-7767-4), and Power for the People: How Does Our Government Work? (Oct. 3, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-7765-0), ages 7–9. Space Explorers blasts off with The Solar System: Discover the Mysteries of Our Sun and the Planets That Orbit It by Sophie Allan, illus. by Dawn Cooper (Nov. 21, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-8531-0), ages 7–9.

Joining DK Amazing Earth is Amazing Oceans: The Surprising World of Our Incredible Seas by Annie Roth, illus. by Tim Smart (Oct. 17, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-8510-5), ages 7–11. Everything You Need to Know offers Everything You Need to Know About Dinosaurs: And Other Prehistoric Creatures (Oct. 3, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-8180-0), ages 7–11. Mysteries, Magic and Myth reveals The Book of Mysteries, Magic, and the Unexplained by Tamara MacFarlane, illus. by Kristina Kister (Sept. 12, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-8052-0), ages 7–11.

Among the DK Super Readers Level 3 offerings are Astronauts in Space (Oct. 3, $21, ISBN 978-0-7440-7229-7), Cool Caves (Oct. 3, $21, ISBN 978-0-7440-7362-1), Giant Squid (Sept. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-7519-9), Homes Around the World (Sept. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-7173-3), and Wild Animal Groups (Sept. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-7552-6), ages 8–10. Pocket Genius serves up The 50 States: Facts at Your Fingertips (Sept. 19, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7440-6419-3), ages 8–12. And the latest DK Super Readers Level 4 are Rivers, Lakes, and Marshes (Sept. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-7559-5), Robots and AI (Sept. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-7586-1), Rocks and Minerals (Oct. 3, $21, ISBN 978-0-7440-7116-0), The Future (Sept. 5, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-7539-7), and The Shocking Story of Electricity (Oct. 3, $21, ISBN 978-0-7440-7317-1), ages 9–12.


The Grimmer by Naben Ruthnum (Sept. 26, $19.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-77041-704-5). Teen metalhead Vish
navigates his father’s addiction struggles when a case of mistaken identity and demonic microagression sends him on a supernatural journey to stop an interdimensional invasion. Ages 14 and up.


The Biggest Mistake by Camilla Pintonato (Aug. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5611-1). This tale of a lion cub learning to catch a gazelle introduces the concepts of success, failure, and the danger of assumptions. Ages 3–7.

Later, When I’m Big by Bette Westera, illus. by Mattias de Leeuw, trans. by Laura Watkinson (Sept. 5, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5610-4), steps into the imagination of a small child and all the things they dream about doing when they are grown. Ages 4–8.

Building a Dream: How the Boys of Koh Panyee Became Champions by Darshana Khiani, illus. by Dow Phumiruk (Sept. 12, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5547-3), tells the story, based on real events, of a youth soccer team who made their own pitch in Thailand’s Phang Nga Bay. Ages 5–9.

The Brothers Zzli by Alex Cousseau, illus. by Anne-Lise Boutin, trans. by Vineet Lal (Oct. 24, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5609-8), depicts a bear family’s search for belonging, and brings to light the impact of prejudice, the struggles of refugees, and the responsibility we have to our neighbors. Ages 6–10.


Incredible Lives for Young Readers welcomes Friend of Numbers: The Life of Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan by Priya Narayanan, illus. by Satwik Gade (Oct. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5608-1), ages 5–9. And new Stories from Latin America are Colorful Mondays: A Bookmobile Spreads Hope in Honduras by Nelson Rodríguez and Leonardo Agustín Montes, illus. by Rosana Faría and Carla Tabora, trans. by Lawrence Schimel (Sept. 19, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5616-6), and The Young Teacher and the Great Serpent by Irene Vasco, illus. by Juan Palomino, trans. by Lawrence Schimel (Oct. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5617-3), ages 5–9; and On the Edge of the World by Anna Desnitskaya, trans. by Lena Traer (Sept. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-5612-8), ages 7–11.

Elsewhere Editions

Who Will Make the Snow? by Taras Prokhasko, illus. by Marjana Prokhasko, trans. by Boris Dralyuk, with Jennifer Croft (Nov. 14, $22, ISBN 978-1-953861-74-0). Curious twin moles Purr and Craw explore the sometimes scary forest around them and always return to their cozy home and loving family. Ages 7–11.

Enchanted Lion

A Day in the Park by by Robert Salmieri (Aug. 22, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-387-6). With chirping birds, bounding dogs, and flickering fireflies, a city park bursts with life from sunrise to sunset. Ages 3–7.

A Daydreamy Child Takes a Walk by Gianni Rodari, illus. by Beatrice Alemagna, trans. by Antony Shugaar (Oct. 24, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-403-3). Even though he’s promised his mother to keep his eyes open on his walk, young Giovanni can’t help but get distracted by the interesting world around him. Ages 3–7.

ZigZag by Julie Paschkis (Sept. 19, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-402-6). ZigZag, an alligator who loves tasting words accidentally swallows every vowel and must find a way to get them back. Ages 3–7.

What If One Day... by Bruce Handy, illus. by Ashleigh Corrin (Sept. 26, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-383-8), asks readers to imagine how our world would change without many of the things we take for granted. Ages 3–8.

Night Song by Mk Smith Despres, illus. by Hyewon Yum (Oct. 10, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-59270-394-4). Disappointed that he can’t sing like a bird, Bernardo the frog seeks his own special way to contribute to the symphony of his woodland home. Ages 4–9.

The Magicians by Blexbolex, trans. by Karin Snelson (Nov. 7, $34.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-59270-404-0). The last three magicians in existence finally come out of hiding, but a frightening huntress bent on vanguishing magic is hot on their trail. Ages 9 and up.

Enslow/West 44


MG Verse expands with Disaster Trail by Katy Grant (Aug. 16, $25.80, ISBN 978-1-978596-88-7), Moving Through Walls by Ryan Wolf (Aug. 16, $25.80, ISBN 978-1-978596-91-7), and Nora Wright and the Secrets of the Knight by Max Howard (Aug. 16, $25.80, ISBN 978-1-978596-85-6), ages 8–12. And new YA Verse titles include The Art of Being a Vampire by Kate Karyus Quinn (Aug. 16, $25.80, ISBN 978-1-978596-70-2), Everything I Know by Claudia Recinos Seldeen (Aug. 16, $25.80, ISBN 978-1-978596-76-4), and Letters from Bed World by Mel Mallory (Aug. 16, $25.80, ISBN 978-1-978596-82-5), ages 12 and up.

Entangled/Little Lark

Baby’s First Love Story by Stacy Abrams, illus. by Irina Freitas (Jan. 9, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64937-535-3). The inaugural title in the Bookish Baby line depicts a journey through the first years of a baby’s life, set against the backdrop of storytelling and romance tropes. Ages up to 4.

I Love Everything About Me by Fatima Scipio, illus. by Paige Mason (Sept. 26, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64937-438-7). Bouncy rhymes from the founder of nonprofit Young Enterprising Sisters offer a message of self-acceptance. Ages 3–6.

Entangled Teen

Frenemies with Benefits by Lydia Sharp (Aug. 29, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64937-409-7). Eighteen-year-old inexperienced Jess enlists her frenemy Ben to coach her on how to win the attention of her crush—her older brother’s best friend. Ages 14 and up.

The Lotus Flower Champion by Pintip Dunn and Love Dunn (Oct. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64937-433-2). When their family holiday turns tragic, 17-year-old Alisara and her ill mother are shipwrecked on an island off Thailand where Alisara must compete in a series of Squid Game-like challenges for their survival. Ages 14 and up.

Neverwraith by Shakir Rashaan (Aug. 29, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-64937-334-2) begins a paranormal series that imagines how someone like the Hulk might survive high school. Ages 14 and up.

Omen of Ice by Jus Accardo (Aug. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64937-402-8) launches a fantasy series about a druid and the Fae royal she’s been tasked to protect. Ages 14 and up.

Sign of the Slayer by Sharina Harris (Aug. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64937-331-1). When Raven learns she was born to fight monsters, she’s forced to leave school and her beloved grandmother behind for the Slayer Society. Ages 14 and up.

To Kill a Shadow by Katherine Quinn (Dec. 5, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64937-431-8). After a tumultuous stay in the realm of the Dokkaebi, Shin Lina has returned to Sunpo set on destroying crime lord Konrarnd Kalmin’s cruel reign of her beloved kingdom. Ages 14 and up.


The Calder Academy by Tracy Wolff picks up Sweet Vengeance (Nov. 7, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-64937-126-3), ages 14 and up.


Here, and Only Here by Christelle Dabos, trans. by Hildegarde Serle (Oct. 10, $27, ISBN 978-1-60945-956-7). The author of the Mirror Visitor Quartet delivers a story about the School of Here, an unsettling and peculiar place full of codes and unspoken rules that are passed down from year to year. Ages 12–18.



My Big Wimmelbooks revs up with Diggers at Work! A Look-and-Find Book by Max Walther (Oct. 31, $14.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-891011-15-3), ages 2–5.

Eye of Newt

The Garden Witch by Kyle Baudette (Sept. 5, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77779-184-1). When a lonely garden witch fails to make friends, her magical garden comes to her rescue—much to the dismay of the three evil rats she lives with. Ages 4–7.


Gwelf by Larry Macdougall gains Into the Hinterlands (Nov. 21, $34.95, ISBN 978-1-77779-185-8), ages 14 and up. And Wool of Bat offers Dr. C. Lillefisk’s Explorations in Sirenology: A Guide to Mermaids and Other Under-the-Sea-Phenonemon by Jana Hiedersorf (Nov. 14, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-77779-186-5), ages 14 and up.