F+W Media/Merit Press

Escape from Eden by Elisa Nader (Aug. 18, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1440563928). Mia hopes a rebellious new friend will help her flee the fanatical following of the fundamentalist preacher who lured her mother into the fold. Ages 14–up.

Deceived by Julie Anne Lindsey (Sept. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1440563898). Elle tries to discover her father’s true identity, and why she’s constantly being followed at her latest boarding school. Ages 14–up.

Poor Little Dead Girls by Lizzie Friend (Dec. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1440563959) centers on a powerful secret society at a posh boarding school. Ages 14–up.

Twigs by Alison Ashley Formento (Sept. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1440565656) follows the adventures of a diminutive girl whose strong spirit helps her deal with life’s rotten luck. Ages 14–up.

Unaccompanied Minor by Hollis Gillespie (Nov. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1440567735). Runaway April May uses her mother’s flight attendant benefits to join her favorite airline staff on their next voyage. Ages 14–up.


(Dist. by Ingram)

You Should, You Should by Ginny Tilby (Oct. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1938301704). When friends pressure Hippo to conform, he finds a way to be himself. Ages 4–8.

The Carolyne Letters: A Story of Birth, Abortion and Adoption by Abigail Calkin (Sept. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1938301155). An unplanned-for pregnancy forces Amelia to make a difficult choice. Ages 14–up.


Just in Time gains Sweet Secrets in Pennsylvania (Sept. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1938301766) and The Rescue Begins in Delaware (Sept. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1938301742) by Carol Lynch Williams and Cheri Pray Earl, ages 8–12.

Firefly Books

What’s on My Farm? by Michael Worek (Sept. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1770852365) provides a tour of things found on a farm. Ages 2–5.

My Little Book of Cars by Michael Worek (Sept. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1770852303) introduces children to features relating to cars. Ages 2–5.

Dinosaurs on My Street by David West (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1770852204; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1770852211). Life goes on as normal—except that dinosaurs roam the city streets. Ages 6–9.

Top 10 for Boys by Russell Ash and Paul Terry (Sept. 1, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1770852235) is an encyclopedia focused on topics like High-Octane Machines and Epic Structures. Ages 9–up.

Muybridge and the Riddle of Locomotion by Marta Braun (Nov. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1770852297) uses lenticular images to profile photography pioneer Eadweard Muybridge. Ages 9–up.

Weird Insects by Stephen Marshall and Michael Worek (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1770852358; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1770852341) offers a peek into the diverse world of nature’s strangest insects. Ages 10–up.

Fitzhenry & Whiteside

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Otis and Alice by Ariane Bertouille, illus. by Marie-Claude Favreau (Sept. 15, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1554552948). Uncle Dan has brought Otis a very special gift: a mouse with super-long, expressive whiskers. Ages 4–8.

Gabby Drama Queen by Joyce Grant, illus. by Jan Dolby (Nov. 30, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1554553105). Gabby uses her magic letter book to create words that will transform into the props for her backyard play. Ages 4–8.

Stars by Eric Walters (Oct. 15, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1554551101). Joseph heads north on a retreat with seven other young offenders and social workers. Ages 9–up.

Voices from the Wild: An Animal Sensagoria by David Bouchard, illus. by Ron Parker (Nov. 15, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1554552955) presents 25 poetic portraits of wild animals. Ages 9–up.

Diamonds in the Rough by Eric Walters (Oct. 15, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1554553082). After the death of their mother, Sky fights to keep her siblings together. Ages 9–up.

Rebound by Eric Walters (Oct. 15, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1554553099). An aspiring basketball player and a boy who uses a wheelchair are compelled by circumstance to become friends. Ages 9–up.

Driftwood by Valerie Sherrard (Oct. 15, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1554553051). During summer vacation, Adam helps an old man with failing eyesight collect the driftwood he loves. Ages 9–up.

In Deep with the Octopus by Norma Dixon (Oct. 15, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1554552702) presents facts about and photos of the deep-water creature. Ages 10–up.

The Ehrich Weisz Chronicles: Devil’s Island by Marty Chan (Oct. 15, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1554553068) is a steampunk adventure set in an alternate 1880s New York. Ages 12–up.

Pay It Forward Kids: Small Acts, Big Change by Nancy Runstedler (Oct. 15, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1554553013) profiles 12 children from across North America who have done extraordinary things. Ages 12–up.

Finding Melissa by Cora Taylor (Oct. 15, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1554552740). Twelve years after her sister’s mysterious disappearance, Clarice Warren continues to deal with the aftermath. Ages 14–up.


Do You Know? by Alain Bergeron and Michel Quintin launches with Do You Know? Crocodiles! (Oct. 15, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1554553044), Do You Know? Spiders! (Oct. 15, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1554553020), Do You Know? Toads! (Oct. 15, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1554553037), and Do You Know? Chameleons! (Oct. 15, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1554552993), ages 9–up. And Travis Keating/Prinny Murphy gains The Hidden Agenda of Sigrid Sugden by Jill MacLean (Oct. 15, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1554552795), ages 12–up.

Five Star Publications/Little Five Star

(Dist. by Midpoint)

Squirrel’s Story: A True Tale by Jana Bommersbach, illus. by Jeff Yesh (Aug. 1, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1589852525). When Shirlee Squirrel needs a safe nest for her babies, a North Dakota birdhouse becomes “home sweet home.” All ages.

The Moon Saw It All by Nancy Young, illus. by Nadia Komorova (Aug. 1, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1589852501). Animals dance the night away. All ages.


Friendship Tales from the Farm by V.A. Boeholt, illus. by Nathaniel Jensen, gathers up Burton Helps Dixie Duck (Oct. 31, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1589852044), Burton and the Christmas Tree (Sept. 24, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1589852068), and Burton’s Harvest Party (Aug. 20, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1589852087), ages 4–up.

Flashlight Press

(Dist. by IPG)

Too Much Glue by Jason Lefebvre, illus. by Zac Retz (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1936261277). Classmates try to save Matty from the huge mess he creates in art class. Ages 5–7.

Floris Books

(Dist. by Lerner)

Hello Farm, How Do You Do? by Marjolein Thiebout and Loes Botman (Oct. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-0863159626) introduces young children to farm animals and the sounds they make. Ages 3–6.

No Such Thing as Nessie! by Chani McBain (Aug. 1, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-0863159534). Finlay is determined to prove that the Loch Ness monster exists. Ages 4–up.

A Year Around the Great Oak by Gerda Muller (Aug. 26, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0863159466). Anna and Benjamin discover the secrets of the forest and its animals. Ages 5–up.

An Illustrated Treasury of Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm, illus. by Daniela Drescher (Aug. 1, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-0863159473) collects 30 Brothers Grimm stories. Ages 6–up.

Chaos Clock by Gill Arbuthnott (Sept. 16, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0863159831). In contemporary Edinburgh, David and Kate are embroiled in a battle between the Lords of Chaos and the Guardians of Time. Ages 8–12.

The Accidental Time Traveller by Janis MacKay (Sept. 16, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0863159541) is an action-adventure story. Ages 8–up.

Nicking Time by T. Traynor (Aug. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0863159558). This debut adventure is set in Glasgow’s Southside neighborhood in the late 1970s. Ages 8–up.

Dark Spell by Gill Arbuthnott (Sept. 2, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0863159565). When 15-year-old Callie discovers she’s a witch, she hopes she can learn to control her powers and rescue her friendship with Josh. Ages 11–up.

Frances Lincoln

(Dist. by PGW)

Two Nests by Laurence Anholt, illus. by Jim Coplestone (Sept. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847803238) is a story about family separation, with a happy ending. Ages 3–6.

Moon Forest by Patricia MacCarthy (Oct. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847802835) illuminates the comings and goings of nocturnal creatures. Ages 3–6.

The Great Big Book of Feelings by Mary Hoffman, illus. by Ros Asquith (Sept. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847802811) looks at feelings in family life, at school, and elsewhere. Ages 4–7.

The Magic Bojabi Tree by Dianne Hofmeyr, illus. by Piet Grobler (Oct. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847802958). Python wraps himself around the melon/mango/pomegranate tree but won’t share the fruit unless the other animals can correctly name the tree. Ages 4–7.

Little Evie in the Wild Wood by Jackie Morris, illus. by Catherine Hyde (Oct. 15, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1847803719) offers a twist on Little Red Riding Hood. Ages 4–7.

We Have Lift-Off! by Sean Taylor, illus. by Hannah Shaw (Aug. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847803221). When the farmer pollutes his farm and mistreats his animals, the animals stage a space-bound rebellion. Ages 4–7.

The Diggers Are Coming! by Susan Steggall (Sept. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847802880) spotlights a busy building site. Ages 4–8.

Off to Market by Elizabeth Dale, illus. by Erika Pal (Aug. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847803382) depicts families en route to the market, carrying fruit and vegetables, boxes and coats, and chickens and goats. Ages 4–8.

The Book of Dreams by Shirin Adl (Aug. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847803832) describes all sorts of nighttime dreams. Ages 5–8.

The Song of the Golden Hare by Jackie Morris (Nov. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847804501). Can a boy and his sister carry on the family tradition of being guardians of the magical Golden Hares? Ages 5–8.

The Secrets of Stonehenge by Mick Manning, illus. by Brita Granstrom (Sept. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847803467) relates the story of how and why the ancient site was built. Ages 7–11.


Look at This! by Ifeoma Onyefulu gains Home (Sept. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847802668) and Play (Sept. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847802675), ages 2–5.

Free Spirit

What to Do When You’re Cranky & Blue: A Guide for Kids by James Crist (Nov. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1575424309) offers advice, reassurance, and coping skills for kids who feel low. Ages 9–13.

Words Wound: Delete Cyberbullying and Make Kindness Go Viral by Justin Patchin, illus. by Sameer Hinduja (Dec. 1, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1575424514) speaks directly to teens about how they can help create kinder schools and communities. Ages 13–up.


Happy Healthy Baby offers Reach (Sept. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1575424248) and Eat by Elizabeth Verdick, illus. by Marjorie Lisovskis (Sept. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1575424255), up to age 2. Being the Best Me launches with Be Positive! (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1575424521; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1575424415) and Feel Confident! (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1575424538; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1575424422) by Cheri J. Meiners, illus. by Elizabeth Allen, ages 4–8. Our Emotions and Behaviors by Sue Graves, illus. by Desideria Guicciardini, continues with I Hate Everything! (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1575424439), I Didn’t Do It! (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1575424453), Take a Deep Breath (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1575424460), and But What If? (Sept. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1575424446), ages 4–8.

Gecko Press

(Dist. by Lerner)

Eat Up, Little Donkey by Rindert Kromhout, illus. by Annemarie Van Haeringen (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1877579332) is an early concept book about mealtimes. Ages 1–4.

Bang by Leo Timmers (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1877579189) features colorful car crashes, animal mix-ups, and other happy accidents. Ages 1–up.

A Mammoth in the Fridge by Michaël Escoffier, illus. by Matthieu Maudet (Sept. 1, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1877579509). Only Noah’s little sister knows where the mammoth came from, and how it got in the fridge. Ages 3–up.

Wolf and Dog by Sylvia Vanden Heede, illus. by Marije Tolman (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1877579479) offers stories about cousins Wolf and Dog. Ages 7–up.

The Day My Father Became a Bush by Joke van Leeuwen (Sept. 9, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1877579486) is an illustrated novel about a girl surviving in a baffling world at war. Ages 9–up.

Queen and the Nobody Boy: A Tale of Fontania by Barbara Else, illus. by Sam Broad (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1877579493) relates an adventure story about greed, rebellion, and finding allies in the most unlikely places. Ages 10–up.


(Dist. by Ingram)

Tiger Girl by May-lee Chai (Oct. 7, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1936846450). In this sequel to Dragon Chica, Nea confronts her secret past. Ages 13–up.

Gibbs Smith

Fall Walk by Virginia Brimhall Snow (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423632610) helps readers learn to identify 24 different kinds of leaves by their shapes. Ages 8–up.

Zombie Catcher’s Handbook by James Doyle, illus. by Andrew Brozyna (Aug. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1423634171) helps readers discover whether they are prepared for the adventure-filled life of a zombie catcher. Ages 8–up.

The Code: The Power of “I Will” by Patrick Moser and Shaun Tomson (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423634294) features 12 inspirational stories from world-champion surfer Tomson’s life experience in and out of the water. Ages 10–up.


Baby Lit presents Jabberwocky (Sept. 10, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1423634089), Anna Karenina (Sept. 10, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1423634836), and Sherlock Holmes in the Hound of the Baskervilles (Sept. 10, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1423634119) by Jennifer Adams, illus. by Alison Oliver, ages 1–up. City Doodles adds City Doodles: Los Angeles by Bill Zimmerman, illus. by Tom Bloom (Aug. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1423634706) and City Doodles: Chicago by Anna Lewis, illus. by Daniel Chaffin (Aug. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1423634799), ages 6–up.

Gibbs Smith/Sourced Media Books

Chloe, the Clumsy Fairy: Book One of the Mönelie Series by Katie Watkins, illus. by Lester Lee (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1937458560). Chloe, a fairy known for her good-natured clumsiness, comes to aid of a girl struggling to adjust at a new school. Ages 4–12.

Red Shirt Kids by Bryce Clark and Kim Clark (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1937458577). When sixth graders Mike and Amy find magical red shirts in the attic, they use their special powers to save other children. Ages 8–12.

The Others by Kristin Bryant (Aug. 1, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1937458607). Ryen is on a mission to Earth in order to save his distant world from disaster. Ages 14–up.


Anorak Press gains The Big Book of Anorak by Cathy Olmedillas (Sept. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1423635536), ages 5–up.

David R. Godine

Extreme Opposites by Max Dalton (Oct. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1567925036) combines superlatives and unlikely opposites, and features knights and dragons, castaways and off-hour Santas, and dinosaurs and pirates. All ages.

Graphic Arts Books/Alaska Northwest Books

(Dist. by INGRAM)

Ordinary Dogs, Extraordinary Friendships: Stories of Loyalty, Courage, and Compassion by Pam Flowers (Aug. 15, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0882409160) collects 11 stories about the positive canine character traits observed by explorer Flowers in her 32 years of working with dogs. Ages 8–12.

Greenleaf Book Group


Travels with Gannon and Wyatt continues with Great Bear Rainforest by Patti Wheeler and Keith Hemstreet (Oct. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1608325887), ages 8–12.

Groundwood Books

(Dist. by PGW)

Once Upon a Northern Night by Jean Pendziwol, illus. by Isabelle Arsenault (Aug. 13, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1554981380). In this lullaby, a parent paints a picture of a northern winter night for a sleeping child. Ages 4–7.

The Voyage by Veronica Salinas, illus. by Camilla Engman (Oct. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554983865). A small duck finds a fellow big-footed friend among unusual creatures who speak unfamiliar languages. Ages 4–7.

Just So Stories, Volume 1 by Rudyard Kipling, illus. by Ian Wallace (Sept. 10, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1554982127) is a new version of Kipling’s classic. Ages 5–up.

The Camel in the Sun by Griffin Ondaatje, illus. by Linda Wolfsgruber (Sept. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1554983810). In a story inspired by a traditional Muslim tale, a camel’s cruel owner only realizes what suffering he has caused when the Prophet appears and shows love to the animal. Ages 5–up.

Northwest Passage by Stan Rogers, illus. by Matt James (Sept. 10, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1554981533) is a picture book adaptation of Rogers’s folk song about the search for the Northwest Passage. Ages 6–up.

The Spotted Dog Last Seen by Jessica Scott Kerrin (Aug. 13, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1554983872). Derek tracks clues from a secret code penciled in the margins of mystery novels at a public library. Ages 8–11.

The Tiny Boy and Other Tales from Indonesia by Murti Bunanta (Oct. 15, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1554981939) gathers eight tales about heroes, sacrifice, love, and family. Ages 9–up.

Jane, the Fox, and Me by Fanny Britt, illus. by Isabelle Arsenault, trans. by Christine Morelli and Susan Ouriou (Sept. 10, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1554983605). In this graphic novel, Hélène copes with being ostracized by the girls who were once her friends. Ages 11–up.

Looks Like Daylight: Voices of Indigenous Kids by Deborah Ellis (Sept. 10, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1554981205) is a collection of interviews with Native children from across the U.S. and Canada. Ages 12–up.

Lily and Taylor by Elise Moser (Sept. 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554983346). After her sister dies in an incident of domestic abuse, Taylor meets Lily, whose warm manner conceals a difficult personal life. Ages 14–up.


Stella and Sam gain Read Me a Story, Stella by Marie-Louise Gay (Aug. 13, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554982165), ages 2–5.


Frosty the Snowman by Jack Rollins and Steve Nelson (Oct. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0824956561). This story is supplemented with two pages of removable stickers and a fold-out scene. Ages 3–6.

A Rainbow of Friends/Un arco iris de amigos by P.K. Hallinan (Sept. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0824956516) is a bilingual picture book about friendship. Ages 4–7.

GUIDEPOSTS/Ideals/CandyCane Press

Daddy Loves You! (Dec. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0824918965) and Mommy Loves You! (Dec. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0824918958) by P.K. Hallinan are love poems from parent to child, containing a photo pocket for personalization. Ages 2–5.

Frosty the Snowman by Jack Rollins and Steve Nelson (Oct. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0824919108) is a musical board book. Ages 2–5.

Happy Thanksgiving Day! by Jill Roman Lord, illus. by Jody Wheeler (Sept. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0824919054) is a touch-and-feel board book. Ages 2–5.

Hardie Grant Egmont

(Dist. by IPG)


Joining Zac Power Test Drive by H.I. Larry are Zac’s Freaky Frogs (Jan. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1921502088), Zac’s Ski Mission (Jan. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1921502071), Zac’s Icy Pole (Nov. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1921502057), Zac’s Wild Rescue (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1921502040), Zac’s Sticky Fix (Nov. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1921502064), and Zac’s Moon Trip (Sept. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1921502033), ages 5–7.

Harlequin Teen

Witchstruck by Victoria Lamb (Sept. 24, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0373210978) kicks off the Tudor Witch Trilogy set in 1554 England. Ages 14–up.

Countdown by Michelle Rowen (Sept. 24, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0373210909). Kira must use her wits and psi ability to survive a brutal underground reality game. Ages 14–up.

Waterfell by Amalie Howard (Oct. 29, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0373211050) stars an alien princess who can shift shapes and hides among humans while plotting to claim her birthright to an undersea kingdom. Ages 14–up.

Pawn by Aimée Carter (Nov. 26, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0373210558). Kitty can either spend her life in misery as a III, looked down upon by the higher ranks, or she can become a VII and join the most powerful family in the country. Ages 14–up.

Crash into You by Katie McGarry (Nov. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0373210992) features a romance between a good girl and a street-smart guy. Ages 14–up.


The Dark Elements by Jennifer Armentrout launches with White Hot Kiss (Jan. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0373211104), ages 13–up. The Hunted continues with Crystal Fire by Jordan Dane (Nov. 26, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0373210930), ages 14–up. The Iron Fey adds The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa (Oct. 29, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0373210916), ages 14–up. The Clann issues Consume by Melissa Darnell (Aug. 27, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0373210879), ages 14–up. And the White Rabbit Chronicles gains Through the Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter (Sept. 24, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0373210770), ages 14–up.


My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King III, illus. by AG Ford (Aug. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0060280758) is a picture-book memoir of the civil rights icon told through the eyes of his eldest son. Ages 4–8.

He Said, She Said by Kwame Alexander (Nov. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062118967) features a romance between a football star and a social activist. Ages 14–up.

HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray

Gris Grimly’s Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, illus. by Gris Grimly (Aug. 27, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-0061862977) pays homage to Frankenstein with an abridged version of the original text and an illustrated format that is part graphic novel. Ages 13–up.

Deception by C.J. Redwine (Aug. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062117205) is the sequel to Defiance. Ages 13–up.

3:59 by Gretchen McNeil (Sept. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062118813) is a sci-fi horror story about two girls who are doppelgangers and see their worlds overlap every 12 hours. Ages 13–up.

Hideous Love: The Story of the Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein by Stephanie Hemphill (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061853319) recounts the story of Gothic novelist Mary Shelley, who as a teen girl fled her restrictive home for her boyfriend, poet Percy Shelley. Ages 13–up.

Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund (Oct. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062006165) is an adventure inspired by The Scarlet Pimpernel and a companion novel to For Darkness Shows the Stars. Ages 13–up.

Twinmaker by Sean Williams (Nov. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062203212) is a debut novel about technology, identity, and loyalty, set in the near future. Ages 13–up.

The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas (Sept. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062207296) launches a fantasy trilogy about a girl prophesized to be the savior of The Realm. Ages 14–up.

Avalon by Mindee Arnett (Jan. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062235596). A rag-tag group of teenage mercenaries who crew the spaceship Avalon stumble upon a conspiracy that threatens the entire galaxy. Ages 13–up.

Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd (Jan. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062128058) is a sequel to The Madman’s Daughter. Ages 13–up.

How to Love by Katie Cotugno (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062216359) is a debut novel about a couple who fall in love twice, under complicated circumstances. Ages 14–up.

Evertrue by Brodi Ashton (Jan. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062071194) concludes the Everneath trilogy. Ages 14–up.


Everything Goes by Brian Biggs issues Santa Goes Everywhere! (Sept. 24, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0061958175) and What Flies in the Air? (Oct. 29, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0061958168), ages 1–up; and By Sea (Oct. 22, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0061958113), ages 4–8. The Fairy Bell Sisters adds Golden at the Fancy-Dress Party by Margaret McNamara, illus. by Julia Denos (Sept. 3, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0062228086), ages 6–10. And The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place continues with The Interrupted Tale by Maryrose Wood, illus. by Eliza Wheeler (Dec. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061791222), ages 8–12.


Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson (Aug. 27, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0062274458) invites readers to tap, clap, and wiggle along with the story to make leaves and blossoms seem to appear on a bare tree. Ages 4–8.

The Silver Moon: Lullabies and Cradle Songs by Jack Prelutsky, illus. by Jui Ishida (Sept. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062014672) features 20 lullabies by poet Prelutsky. Ages 4–8.

It’s Valentine’s Day! by Jack Prelutsky, illus. by Marylin Hafner (Nov. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0060537128; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0060537142), collects poems for the holiday. Ages 4–8.

Anna Was Here by Jane Kurtz (Aug. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0060564933). Ten-year-old Anna must adjust when her dad moves the family from Colorado to Kansas and she leaves her friends behind. Ages 8–12.

The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes (Sept. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062268129) follows second grader Billy through the school year. Ages 8–12.

The Whatnot by Stefan Bachmann (Sept. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062195210) is the sequel to the author’s steampunk-fantasy debut, The Peculiar. Ages 8–12.

The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson (Aug. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062026545) concludes the Girl of Fire and Thorns fantasy trilogy. Ages 13–up.

Resist by Sarah Crossan (Oct. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062118721) is a sequel to Breathe. Ages 13–up.

The Paradox of Vertical Flight by Emil Ostrovski (Sept. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062238528). Jack steals his newborn son, Socrates, from his ex-girlfriend. Ages 14–up.


Amelia Bedelia is back in Amelia Bedelia Storybook Treasury by (Dec. 23, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-0062287144) and Amelia Bedelia Tries Her Luck (Aug. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062221285; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062221278) by Herman Parish, illus. by Lynne Avril, ages 4–8; and Amelia Bedelia Road Trip! by Parrish, illus. by Avril (Aug. 27, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0062095039), ages 6–10. Axel the Truck returns in Rocky Road by J.D. Riley, illus. by Brandon Dorman (Sept. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062222329, paper, $3.99 ISBN 978-0062222312), ages 4–8. The Six Crowns comes to a close with Full Circle by Allan Jones, illus. by Gary Chalk (Nov. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062006394), ages 7–10. The Secret Zoo adds Raids and Rescues by Bryan Chick (Sept. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062192288), ages 8–12. And The Last Apprentice by Joseph Delaney, illus. by Patrick Arrasmith, presents I Am Alice (Sept. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061715136), and Seventh Son: Book 1 and Book 2, which combines the first two novels of the series into a movie tie-in to the forthcoming feature film, ages 13–up.


Go Ahead and Dream by Karen Kingsbury and Alex Smith, illus. by Greg Banning (Aug. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061686252). Though only in grade school, Alex dreams of becoming a professional NFL star, while his best friend Bobby wants to be a pilot. Ages 4–8.

Zoomer’s Out-of-This-World Christmas by Ned Young (Sept. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061999598). Zoomer and his brothers are outside looking for signs of Santa Claus when a spaceship lands in their backyard. Ages 4–8.

Santa Claus and the Three Bears by Maria Modugno, illus. by Jane Dyer and Brooke Dyer (Sept. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061700231). The familiar tale gets a Christmas twist when Santa Claus becomes the cheery intruder in the story. Ages 4–8.

The Twelve Days of Christmas by Susan Jeffers (Sept. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062066152). Emma travels with Santa to the North Pole in this rendition of the carol. Ages 4–8.

Michael Hague’s Read-to-Me Book of Fairy Tales by Michael Hague (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0688140106). Favorite fairy tales are related in a read-aloud style. Ages 4–8.

The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen, illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline (Oct. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062209504). A retelling in contemporary language that celebrates a strong heroine. Ages 4–8.

Foxy in Love by Emma Dodd (Nov. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062014221). Foxy the fox uses his magic tail to help Emily make a Valentine’s Day card. Ages 4–8.

Love Is Real by Janet Lawler (Dec. 23, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0062241702). Members of a family of foxes, bunnies, and bears teach one another about the power of love from sunrise to sunset. Ages 4–8.

Frog and Toad Storybook Treasury by Arnold Lobel (Dec. 23, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-0062292582) collects all four of the Frog and Toad I Can Read stories in one volume. Ages 4–8.

Clark the Shark Dares to Share by Bruce Hale (Jan. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062279057). Clark’s friends and family help him realize that sharing means more than letting his little brother play with his toys. Ages 4–8.

Build, Dogs, Build by James Horvath (Jan. 21, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0062189677). A dog construction team uses cranes, bulldozers, and more on a building job. Ages 4–8.

Biscuit’s Christmas Storybook Collection by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Pat Schories (Oct. 1, novelty, $11.99, ISBN 978-0062288424) gathers nine tales about the puppy of the title. Ages 4–8.

Dot. by Randi Zuckerberg, illus. by Joe Berger (Nov. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062287519) is a debut picture book about a tech-savvy girl. Ages 4–8.

Peek-a-Boo Bunny by Holly Surplice (Jan. 22, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062242655). Readers help Bunny in his forest game of hide-and-seek. Ages 4–8.

Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts (Jan. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0060780029) profiles women in American history whose courageous acts shaped our nation. Ages 7–11.

One Direction: Where We Are: Our Band, Our Story: 100% Official by One Direction (Aug. 27, hardcover, $21.99, ISBN 978-0062219046). This is the only official book from 1D charting their journey over the last year and a half. Ages 8–12.

Confessions of a So-called Middle Child by Maria T. Lennon (Aug. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062126900). Charlie, who lives in the shadows of an overachieving big sister and a supercute little brother, wants to shine at her new school. Ages 8–12.

The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech (Sept. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061892356). A young couple kindly takes in the boy they find sleeping on their porch. Ages 8–12.

The Princess of Cortova by Diane Stanley (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062047304) is the finale to the trilogy that began with The Silver Bowl. Ages 8–12.

Perfect Season by Tim Green (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062208699). Troy’s con-artist dad wrecks Troy’s dream opportunity to go to private school and work for the New York Jets. Ages 8–12.

Sleeping Beauty’s Daughters by Diane Zahler (Aug. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062004963) imagines what might happen if Sleeping Beauty’s daughters were also cursed. Ages 8–12.

The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates #1: Magic Marks the Spot by Caroline Carlson (Sept. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062194343). In this new series, 13-year-year old Hilary is a high-society girl who seeks swashbuckling adventure, even though the pirates don’t want her around. Ages 8–12.

Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman, illus. by Skottie Young (Sept. 17, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0062224071). Dad runs out for milk and gets caught in a time-travel adventure. Ages 8–12.

Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog by Tom Watson, illus. by Ethan Long (Oct. 8, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0062110800). In the sequel to Stick Dog, the titular pup and his pals execute a plan to nick some hot dogs from the vendor. Ages 8–12.

Code Name 711 by F.T. Bradley (Oct. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062104403). The second volume in the Double Vision trilogy finds Linc tapped by a secret spy agency for a mission involving the President. Ages 8–12.

The Shadowhand Covenant by Brian Farrey, illus. by Brett Helquist (Oct. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062049315) is the second volume in the fantasy-adventure Vengekeep trilogy. Ages 8–12.

Jupiter Pirates by Jason Fry (Dec. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062230201). For Tycho Hashoone, his twin sister Yana, and their older brother Carlo, the family business of running a spaceship is far from easy. Ages 8–12.

One Direction: Meet One Direction by One Direction (Dec. 23, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-0062283627) is a scrapbook for fans of the boy band. Ages 8–12.

Almost Super by Marion Jensen (Jan. 21, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0062209610). Everyone older than age 12 in the Bailey family gets a super power, but Rafter and his brother Benny’s powers are duds. Ages 8–12.

Cody Simpson: Welcome to Paradise: My Journey by Cody Simpson (Oct. 22, hardcover, $21.99, ISBN 978-0062281173) contains exclusive interviews, never-before-seen photos, and behind-the-scenes stories about the pop star. Ages 8–up.

Don’t Look Now by Michelle Gagnon (Aug. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062102935) is the second title in the Don’t Turn Around thriller trilogy. Ages 13–up.

Desert Tales: A Wicked Lovely Novel by Melissa Marr (Oct. 8, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062287564) is a novelization of Melissa Marr’s three-book manga series set in the world of the Wicked Lovely books. Ages 13–up.

Fake ID by Lamar Giles (Jan. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062121844). In this debut thriller, a teen in the witness protection program tries to maintain his cover while investigating his friend’s mysterious murder. Ages 13–up.

Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi (Jan. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062072092) concludes the dystopian Under the Never Sky trilogy. Ages 14–up.

Asylum by Madeleine Roux (Aug. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062220967). Dan and his friends explore a renovated building that once served as a sanatorium, and find they are linked to its dark past. Ages 14–up.


My First I Can Read issues Digger the Dinosaur and the Cake Mistake by Rebecca Kai Dotlich, illus. by Gynux (Sept. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062222244; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062222237), Mia Jazzes It Up! by Robin Farley, illus. by Olga Ivanov and Aleksey Ivanov (Oct. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062086921; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062086914), and Little Critter: Just a Little Love by Mercer Mayer (Nov. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062071965; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0061478154), ages 4–8. Pete the Cat stars in Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses by James Dean and Kimberly Dean, illus. by James Dean (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062275561), ages 4–8. Splat the Cat greets Merry Christmas, Splat by Rob Scotton (Sept. 24, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062124500), ages 4–8. Joining Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser, is Nancy Clancy Sees the Future (Oct. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062082978). Alien in My Pocket gains The Science UnFair by Nate Ball (Jan. 21, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0062216250), ages 6–10. My Weird School Special adds Deck the Halls, We’re Off the Walls! (Sept. 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0062206824) and Bunny Double, We’re in Trouble! by Dan Gutman, illus. by Jim Paillot (Jan. 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0062284006), ages 6–10. My Weirder School by Gutman, illus. by Paillot, continues with Ms. Sue Has No Clue! (Oct. 22, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062198389), ages 6–10. And Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventure rolls along with Showdown at the Alamo by Jeff Brown (Dec. 23, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0062189882; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0062189875), ages 6–10.

New to Seekers: Return to the Wild is Forest of Wolves by Erin Hunter (Jan. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061996436), ages 8–11. Otherworld Chronicles adds The Dragon King by Nils Johnson Shelton (Dec. 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062070975), ages 8–12. The Familiars issues Palace of Dreams by Adam Jay Epstein (Dec. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062120298), ages 8–12. Seven Wonders adds Lost in Babylon by Peter Lerangis (Oct. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062070432), ages 8–12. Survivors returns with Darkness Falls by Erin Hunter (Sept. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062102645), ages 8–12. Warriors offers The Ultimate Guide by Erin Hunter, illus. by Wayne McLoughlin (Nov. 5, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0062245335), ages 8–12. And Warriors: Dawn of the Clans gains Thunder Rising by Hunter, illus. by Wayne McLoughlin (Nov. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062063502), ages 8–12.

Zombie Chasers presents Nothing Left to Ooze by John Kloepfer (Jan. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062230980), ages 8–12. Winterling adds with Moonkind by Sarah Prineas (Dec. 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061921094), ages 8–12. Joining Genius Files is From Texas with Love by Dan Gutman (Jan. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061827730), ages 8–12. The Cloak Society gains Villains Rising by Jeramey Kraatz (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062095503), ages 8–12. Making the Team by J. Scott Savage (Sept. 24, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0062133311) is a new Case File 13 title, ages 8–12. The Hybrid Chronicles picks up Once We Were by Kat Zhang (Sept. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062114907), ages 13–up. And the Lorien Legacies welcomes The Fall of Five by Pittacus Lore (Aug. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061974618), ages 14–up.


Annoying Orange: How to Be Annoying: A Joke Book by Brandon T. Snider (Aug. 27, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0062236159) showcases the comedy web series star and his jokes. Ages 6–10.


Alvin and the Chipmunks star in The Reason for the Season (Sept. 24, novelty, $4.99, ISBN 978-0062252210) and Alvin and the Big Art Show (Dec. 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062252258) by Jodi Huelin, ages 4–8. Batman Classic gains Eternal Enemies (Dec. 23, novelty, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062209979), ages 4–8. The Berenstain Bears issue The Berenstain Bears’ Night Before Christmas by Mike Berenstain (Sept. 24, novelty, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062075536), ages 4–8. Fancy Nancy welcomes Budding Ballerina by Jane O’Connor, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser (Oct. 8, novelty, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062086280), ages 4–8. And Marley adds Marley’s Christmas Pageant by John Grogan, illus. by Richard Cowdrey (Sept. 24, novelty, $6.99, ISBN 978-0061853821), ages 4–8.

Pete the Cat is back in The First Thanksgiving (Oct. 1, novelty, $6.99, ISBN 978-0062198693), Valentine’s Day Is Cool (Nov. 26, novelty, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062198655), and Big Easter Adventure (Jan. 28, novelty, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062198679) by James Dean and Kimberly Dean, illus. by James Dean, ages 4–8. Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann offers Merry Pinkmas! (Sept. 24, novelty, $6.99, ISBN 978-0062189127) and Eggsstraordinary Easter (Jan. 28, novelty, $4.99, ISBN 978-0062187727), ages 4–8, and Pinkalicious Cupcake Cookbook (Oct 22; novelty; $14.99; 978-0062023575), ages 6–10. Splat the Cat adds Splat the Cat Dreams Big (Oct. 1, novelty, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062090126) and Sticker Fun (Oct. 15, novelty, $12.99, ISBN 978-0062115942) by Rob Scotton, ages 4–8.

Walking with Dinosaurs greets Patchi’s Big Adventure (Nov. 5, novelty, $4.99, ISBN 978-0062232755) and The Great Migration (Nov. 5, novelty, $4.99, ISBN 978-0062232731) by J.E. Bright, and Walking with Dinosaurs: A Reusable Sticker Book by Jane Stevens (Nov. 5, novelty, $6.99, ISBN 978-0062232809), ages 4–8; and Walking with Dinosaurs Encyclopedia by Steve Brusatte (Nov. 5, novelty, $12.99, ISBN 978-0062232786) and Walking with Dinosaurs Handbook by Calliope Glass (Nov. 5, novelty, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062232885), ages 8–up.

Plants vs. Zombies continues with Plants vs. Zombies (Dec. 23, novelty, $5.99, ISBN 978-0062294944) and Plants vs. Zombies Activity Book #2 (Dec. 23, novelty, $10.99, ISBN 978-0062294920), Official Guide to Protecting Your Brains by Simon Swatman, illus. by Adam Howling (Aug. 6, novelty, $7.99, ISBN 978-0062228550), Brain Busters by Emily Hughes (Sept. 10, novelty, $10.99, ISBN 978-0062228444), and The Three Little Pigs Fight Back (Aug. 6, novelty, $4.99, ISBN 978-0062228383) and Brains and the Beanstalk (Aug. 6, novelty, $4.99, ISBN 978-0062228369) by Annie Auerbach, illus. by Jeremy Roberts and Charles Grosvenor, ages 6–10.


Descendant by Lesley Livingston (Aug. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062063106). In this sequel to Starling, Mason is alone after crossing into the realm of the Norse gods, and her only way out has been destroyed. Ages 13–up.

The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White (Sept. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062135926). Isadora, the human daughter of Egyptian gods, is finding it hard to have a “normal” life. Ages 13–up.

Find Me by Romily Bernard (Sept. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062229038). Wick tries to solve a mystery while protecting her younger sister and evading her deadbeat father. Ages 13–up.

A Radiant Sky by Jocelyn Davies (Sept. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061990694) concludes the Beautiful Dark trilogy. Ages 13–up.

No Angel by Helen Keeble (Oct. 8, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062082275). Rafael discovers he is the lone male student at his new school, St. Mary’s, which is rife with extreme cliques and bullying. Ages 13–up.

The Brokenhearted by Amelia Kahaney (Oct. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062230928). Anthem Fleet falls to her death, but in a secret, underground medical lab a doctor carefully puts her back together—complete with bionic heart. Ages 13–up.

Blackout by Robison Wells (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062026125). A mysterious virus spreads, infecting teenagers with impossible powers. Ages 13–up.

Eat, Brains, Love by Jeff Hart (Oct. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062200341). After Jake and Amanda turn into zombies and accidentally go on a brain-devouring rampage in their cafeteria, they embark on a road trip to find a zombie cure. Ages 13–up.

The Book of Love by Lynn Weingarten (Dec. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061926204) is a follow-up to The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers. Ages 13–up.

Fugitive X by Gregg Rosenblum (Jan. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062125972). In the second title in The Revolution 19 dystopian trilogy, Cass learns the truth about her biological parents. Ages 13–up.

Rock and a Hard Place (Sept. 24, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062272546) and Snapshot (Sept. 24, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062272560) by Angie Stanton. Originally self-published, these are the first two Jamieson Brothers novels about a girl who falls in love with a rock star. Ages 14–up.

No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale (Jan. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062211194). A small Wisconsin town is shocked when local high school sweetheart Ruth is found murdered. Ages 14–up.

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Page (Jan. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062280671). Oz has turned into a savage dystopia under Dorothy’s rule—and now a new girl from Kansas must take her down. Ages 14–up.


The (Mis)Adventures of Tallulah Casey gains The Taming of the Tights by Louise Rennison (Sept. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062226204), ages 13–up. Dragon King Chronicles welcomes Warrior by Ellen Oh (Dec. 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062091123), ages 13–up. And joining Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard is Deadly (Dec. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062199744), ages 14–up.


Thanksgiving Day Thanks by Laura Malone Elliott, illus. by Lynn Munsinger (Aug. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0060002367). Sam tries to figure out what he’s thankful for before the holiday. Ages 4–8.

Christmas Mouse by Anne Mortimer (Sept. 24, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0062089281). A mouse prepares for Christmas. Ages 4–8.

JFK by Jonah Winter, illus. by AG Ford (Oct. 22, hardcover, $17.99, 978-0061768071) is a profile of the 35th president, timed to the 50th anniversary of his assassination. Ages 4–8.

Tulip Loves Rex by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Sarah Massini (Dec. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062094131). Tulip hopes that the new friend she meets in the park can make her wish come true. Ages 4–8.

The Magician’s Bird: A Tuckernuck Mystery by Emily Fairlie (Sept. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062118936) is the follow-up to The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck. Ages 8–12.

The Copernicus Legacy by Tony Abbott (Jan. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062194473). Galina plans to control the world with an astrolabe in this fantasy-mystery-adventure novel. Ages 8–12.

Jinx’s Magic by Sage Blackwood (Jan. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062129932) is the sequel to fantasy novel Jinx. Ages 8–12.

A Hundred Horses by (Jan. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062122292). Nell is pleasantly surprised by adventure when she spends her school vacation with previously unfamiliar relatives. Ages 8–12.

Lucy at Sea by Barbara Mariconda (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062119933) is the sequel to The Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons. Ages 8–12.

Sweet Legacy by Tera Lynn Childs (Sept. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062001856) is the final volume in the Sweet Venom trilogy about teenage heirs of Medusa. Ages 13–up.

The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider (Aug. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062217134) chronicles one year in the life of a California prom king whose charmed existence collides with multiple tragedies. Ages 13–up.

Ashes to Ashes by Melissa Walker (Dec. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062077349). When 16-year-old Callie dies, her spirit travels to an ethereal plane populated by ghosts, where she learns the ropes regarding “haunting.” Ages 13–up.

Infinite by Jodi Meadows (Jan. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062060815) concludes the Incarnate trilogy. Ages 13–up.

Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis (Sept. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062198501). Lynn makes sure anyone who comes near her pond leaves thirsty, or doesn’t leave at all, in this futuristic frontier story. Ages 14–up.

Thornhill by Kathleen Peacock (Sept. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062048684) is a sequel to supernatural mystery Hemlock. Ages 14–up.

Allegiant (Oct. 22, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0062024060) by Veronica Roth finishes the Divergent trilogy. Ages 14–up.


The Magnificent 12 continues with The Power by Michael Grant (Aug. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061833724), ages 8–12. And Gravediggers gains Terror Cove by Christopher Krovatin (Sept. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062077431), ages 8–12.

HarperCollins/Walden Pond Press

The Real Boy by Anne Ursu, illus. by Erin McGuire (Sept. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062015075). Oscar, the shop boy for a powerful magician in the Barrow, worries that magic may not be enough to save his village from the sinister force lurking in the forest. Ages 8–12.


Guys Read presents Other Worlds by Jon Scieszka, Rick Riordan, Tom Angleberger, Rebecca Stead, and others, illus. by Greg Ruth (Sept. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061963803; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0061963797).

Headline Book Publishing

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CRYPT by Andrew Hammond adds Blood Eagle Tortures (Oct. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0755378241) and Mask of Death (Aug. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0755378234), ages 12–up.

Hesperus Press

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The Coral Island by R.M. Ballantyne (Jan. 1, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1843914815). Ralph, Jack and Peterkin are the sole survivors of a shipwreck on a deserted island in the South Pacific. Ages 9–12.

The Story of the Treasure Seekers by E. Nesbit (Jan. 1, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1843914747). The Bastable children spend their days coming up with ingenious plans to restore their father’s fortune. Ages 9–12.

The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald (Jan. 1, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1843914754) is a fantasy about the adventures of Princess Irene and the Goblin Queen. Ages 9–12.

Hodder & Stoughton

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Cherub by Robert Muchamore welcomes Black Friday (Nov. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0340999233), ages 12–up. Rose continues with Rose and the Silver Ghost by Holly Webb (Aug. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1408304501), ages 9–12. And Henderson’s Boys by Robert Muchamore concludes with Scorched Earth (Sept. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1444902334).

Holiday House

Twelve Days of Christmas by Jane Cabrera (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823428700). This rendition of the carol replaces the usual presents with such gifts as skiing squirrels and treat-baking elves. Ages 2–5.

Señor Pancho Had a Rancho by René Colato Laínez, illus. by Elwood Smith (Sept. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823426324) gives Old MacDonald’s farm a Spanish twist. Ages 3–6.

Thumpy Feet by Betsy Lewin (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823429011). A cat eats, cleans, plays, hunts, and naps. Ages 3–6.

You Make Me Smile by Layn Marlow (Aug. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823429226) features a girl building a snowman. Ages 3–6.

Turkey Tot by George Shannon, illus. by Jennifer K. Mann (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823423798). Turkey Tot tries to reach the blackberries via a balloon and some string. Ages 3–6.

Jack and the Hungry Giant Eat Right with MyPlate by Loreen Leedy (Sept. 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0823426027). A twist on the story of Jack and the Beanstalk introduces the basics of the USDA’s new nutritional guide. Ages 4–8.

Dee Dee and Me by Amy Schwartz (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823425242). A little sister learns how to stand up to her bossy older sister. Ages 4–8.

Hanukkah Bear by Eric A. Kimmel, illus. by Mike Wohnoutka (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823428557) is a retelling of The Chanukkah Guest (Holiday House, 1990) with new illustrations. Ages 4–8.

Things That Float and Things That Don’t by David A. Adler, illus. by Anna Raff (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0823428625) explains flotation and density. Ages 4–7.

Beavers by Gail Gibbons (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0823424122) is an introduction to the industrious animals. Ages 4–8.

Ol’ Clip-Clop: A Ghost Story by Patricia C. McKissack, illus. by Eric Velasquez (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823422654). A ghostly rider is in pursuit of mean John Leep. Ages 6–9.

Ukulele Hayley by Judy Cox, illus. by Amanda Haley (Aug. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823428632). Third graders take on the school board to try to save their music program. Ages 7–10.

The Reluctant Dragon: Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Edition by Kenneth Grahame, illus. by Ernest H. Shepard, foreword by Leonard Marcus (Sept. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823428205; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0823428212). A resourceful boy befriends a dragon in this chapter book first published in 1938. Ages 7–10.

Whistle in the Dark by Susan Hill Long (Sept. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823428397). In this first novel set during the Depression, 13-year-old Clem must start working in the local mines to support his family. Ages 8–12.

Misadventures of the Magician’s Dog by Frances Sackett (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823428694) is a first novel about a risk-adverse boy who lets a magician’s talking dog convince him to save the dog’s master. Ages 8–12.

Radio Girl by Carol Brendler (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823428618) is a debut novel set in 1938 Newark, in which a 14-year-old girl finds a Saturday job in a radio station and dreams of becoming a star. Ages 10–14.


A Bear and Mole Story adds Off We Go! by Will Hillenbrand (Sept. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823425204), ages 3–6. I Like to Read gains Pete Won’t Eat by Emily Arnold McCully (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0823428533), What Am I? Where Am I? by Ted Lewin (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0823428564), Come Back, Ben by John Hassett, illus. by Ann Hassett (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0823425990), Happy Cat by Steve Henry (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0823426591), Me Too! by Valeri Gorbachev (Sept. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0823427444), and Fireman Fred by Lynn Rowe Reed (Aug. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0823426584), ages 4–8. First Kids Mysteries issues Case of the Bug on the Run by Martha Freeman (Sept. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823428724), ages 7–10. Chickadee Court Mysteries gains Who Stole New Year’s Eve? by Martha Freeman (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823427505), 8–12. And Hunter Moran continues with Hunter Moran Hangs Out by Patricia Reilly Giff (Sept. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823428595), ages 8–12.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Clarion

Xander’s Panda Party by Linda Sue Park, illus. by Matt Phelan (Sept. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547558653). Xander the panda invites all the animals at the zoo to his party. Ages 4–8.

Big Bear’s Big Boat by Eve Bunting, illus. by Nancy Carpenter (Sept. 24, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0618585373) is a sequel to Little Bear’s Little Boat. Ages 4–8.

Mr. Wuffles! by David Wiesner (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0618756612). Mr. Wuffles ignores all his cat toys but one, which turns out to be a spaceship piloted by small green aliens. Ages 4–8.

Bedtime Monsters by Josh Schneider (Oct. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544002708) offers a reassuring look at nighttime fears. Ages 4–8.

Petey and Pru and the Hullabaloo by Ammi-Joan Paquette, illus. by Joy Ang (Oct. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544038882) is an ode to friendship. Ages 4–8.

My Blue Bunny, Bubbit by Maggie Smith (Jan. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547558615) stars a handmade toy. Ages 4–8.

Dog Days: The Carver Chronicles, Book One by Karen English, illus. by Laura Freeman (Dec. 17, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0547970448) introduces a series starring the boys of Carver Elementary. Ages 6–9.

Hippomobile! by Jeff Tapia (Oct. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547995489). Twins Jimmy and Stella campaign to save the town of Wymore (pop. 49) by restoring the amazing Hippomobile. Ages 9–12.

The Mesmer Menace: Gadgets and Gears, Book One by Kersten Hamilton, illus. by James Hamilton (Nov. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547905686) is the first book in a historical fantasy series narrated by a daring dachshund. Ages 9–12.

Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain by Russell Freedman (Jan. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0547903781) is an account of “the other Ellis Island”—Angel Island, Calif., the entry point for one million Asian immigrants in the early 20th century. Ages 9–12.

The Ghost in the Glass House by Carey Wallace (Sept. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544022911) is set in a seaside New England town in the 1920s. Ages 12–up.

Cy in Chains by David L. Dudley (Dec. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547910680). In rural Georgia in the 1890s, 17-year-old Cy is sent to a brutal labor camp for African-American boys accused of crimes. Ages 14–up.


A Five Little Monkeys Story greets Five Little Monkeys Trick-or-Treat by Eileen Christelow (Aug. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547858937), ages 4–8. Tallulah is back in Tallulah’s Nutcracker by Marilyn Singer, illus. by Alexandra Boiger (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547845579), ages 4–8. And Sophie Hartley returns for Sophie Hartley and the Facts of Life by Stephanie Greene (Nov. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547976525), ages 9–12.


Rogue by Gina Damico (Sept. 10, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0544108844) is the final installment of the trilogy about a teenage Grim Reaper that began with Croak. Ages 12–up.


Cub’s Big World by Sarah L. Thomson, illus. by Joe Cepeda (Nov. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544057395). A polar bear explores the big snowy world, with Mom close by. Ages 4–8.

How to Catch a Bogle by Catherine Jinks, illus. by Sarah Watts (Sept. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544087088) begins a middle-grade adventure trilogy set in Victorian London. Ages 9–12.

Turn Left at the Cow by Lisa Bullard (Oct. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544029002) is a mystery about a boy who discovers that his dad may have been a bank robber. Ages 9–12.

The Song of the Quarkbeast by Jasper Fforde (Sept. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547738482) is the sequel to The Last Dragonslayer. Ages 10–14.

The Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Aug. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0547813370) is the latest in the series that began with Life As We Knew It. Ages 12–up.

The Outside by Laura Bickle (Sept. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544000131). In the sequel to The Hallowed Ones, Katie has been kicked out of her Amish community and must face the vampire-infested outside world. Ages 12–up.

Hero by Alethea Kontis (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544056770) is a companion novel to Enchanted, in which Saturday thinks she’s the only one of her sisters without any magic, until she conjures an ocean in the backyard. Ages 12–up.

Beauty’s Daughter: The Story of Hermione and Helen of Troy by Carolyn Meyer (Oct. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544108622) is told from the point of view of the daughter of Helen of Troy. Ages 12–up.

Palace of Spies by Sarah Zettel (Nov. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544074118) launches a series about an orphan coerced into posing as a lady-in-waiting in King George I’s palace. Ages 12–up.

Game Slaves by Gard Skinner (Jan. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547972596). A group of videogame characters begin to doubt they are merely codes in a machine. Ages 12–up.

Stained by Cheryl Rainfield (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547942087) is the story of a teen, bullied for her port-wine stain, who is abducted by a killer. Ages 14–up.


Mr. Putter & Tabby adds Mr. Putter & Tabby Drop the Ball by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Arthur Howard (Sept. 17, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0152050726), ages 6–9. Pinkbeard’s Revenge by Greg Trine, illus. by Frank Dormer (Dec. 3, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0547807973) is a new Adventures of Jo Schmo title, ages 6–9. Dead Is continues with Dead Is Just a Dream by Marlene Perez (Sept. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544102620), ages 12–up. And Bloody Jack Adventures issues Boston Jacky: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Taking Care of Business by L.A. Meyer (Sept. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547974958), ages 14–up.


The Family Christmas Treasury with CD and downloadable audio by Tomie dePaola, H.A. Rey, Bernard Waber, et al. (Oct. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0544092495) is a holiday anthology containing carols, stories, and eight complete picture books, packaged with a music CD. Ages 4–8.


Curious George stars in Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Curious George (Jan. 7, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0544088887), up to age 3; Curious George Big Book of Adventures (CGTV) (Oct. 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0544084636), Curious George Builds an Igloo (CGTV reader) (Nov. 5, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0544096660), Sweet Dreams, Curious George (Nov. 5, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0544038806), and Curious George Makes Maple Syrup (CGTV 8x8) (Jan. 14, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0544032521), all by H.A. Rey; as well as Curious George Visits the Library with downloadable audio (Sept. 3, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0544114500), Curious George and the Pizza Party with downloadable audio (Sept. 3, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0544109889), and Curious George Learns the Alphabet (50th Birthday Edition with flash cards) (Nov. 5, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0544105232) by H.A. Rey and Margret Rey, ages 4–8. Folk Tale Classics presents Jack and the Beanstalk (Sept. 24, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0544066656), Rumpelstiltskin (Sept. 24, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0544066922), and The Folk Tale Classics Treasury with downloadable audio (Oct. 29, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0544052475) by Paul Galdone, ages 4–8. Laugh-Along Lessons continues with Hurty Feelings (Jan. 14, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0544106222) and Princess Penelope’s Parrot (Jan. 14, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0544106062) by Helen Lester, illus. by Lynn Munsinger, ages 4–8. Little Blue Truck adds Little Blue Truck Farm Sticker Fun! by Alice Schertle, illus. by Jill McElmurry (Aug. 20, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0544066878), ages 4–8. And new Martha Speaks titles by Susan Meddaugh are Martha Stinks! (Sept. 24, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0544100121) and Football Fumble (Sept. 24, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0544089020), ages 4–8; and Thanksgiving Reunion (Sept. 24, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0547865805) and Martha’s Nose for News (Sept. 24, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0544085725), ages 6–9.

HMH/Houghton Mifflin

Nighty-Night, Cooper by Laura Numeroff, illus. by Lynn Munsinger (Sept. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547402055). Cooper and Mama take a journey to dreamland through nursery rhymes and song. Ages 4–8.

Lost Cat by Roger Mader (Oct. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0547974583). After Slipper the cat is mistakenly left behind, she sets out to adopt a new family. Ages 4–8.

Good Night, Mouse! by Jed Henry (Oct. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547981567). Mouse’s well-intentioned pals try to help him catch some much-needed Zs. Ages 4–8.

Grandfather’s Journey 20th Anniversary by Allen Say (Nov. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0544050501) features a new introduction and downloadable audio. Ages 4–8.

The Wreck of the Zephyr 30th Anniversary Edition by Chris Van Allsburg (Nov. 5, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0544050051) is a gift edition containing a bonus digital audio file to download, read by the author. Ages 4–8.

Sophie Scott Goes South by Alison Lester (Nov. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0544088955). Nine-year-old Sophie embarks on a mission to Antarctica aboard an icebreaker and documents her adventure. Ages 6–9.

The Animal Book: A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest—and Most Surprising—Animals on Earth by Steve Jenkins (Oct. 29, hardcover, $21.99, ISBN 978-0547557991) explores a variety of creatures. Ages 6–10.

The Mysterious Woods of Whistle Root by Christopher Pennell, illus. by Rebecca Bond (Sept. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547792637). In this debut, a girl who can only sleep during the day becomes heiress to an ancient legacy of magic and music. Ages 9–12.

Scaly Spotted Feathered Frilled: How Do We Know What Dinosaurs Really Looked Like? by Catherine Thimmesh (Oct. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0547991344) unravels the mystery of how we bring to life a creature that no one has ever seen before. Ages 9–12.

The Sultan’s Tigers by Josh Lacey (Nov. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544096455) is a sequel to adventure novel Island of Thieves. Ages 9–12.

Heaven Is Paved with Oreos by Catherine Gilbert Murdock (Sept. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547625386) features family secrets, first love, and the magic of Rome. Ages 10–14.

Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction, Revised and in Full Color (Nov. 5, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0544100008) and Castle: Revised and in Full Color (Nov. 5, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0544102262) by David Macaulay feature new information, re-imagined scenes and digitally finished drawings. Ages 10–14.

Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau (Jan. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0547959207) is the follow-up to The Testing. Ages 12–up.

What the Heart Knows: Chants, Charms, and Blessings by Joyce Sidman, illus. by Pamela Zagarenski (Oct. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544106161) collects poetry with themes of hope, wisdom, and power. Ages 12–up.

The Great American Dust Bowl by Don Brown (Oct. 8, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0547815503) is a graphic novel account of the catastrophic natural event. Ages 12–up.

Swagger by Carl Deuker (Nov. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0547974590). High school senior point guard Jonas is on the fast track to a basketball career until an unthinkable choice puts his future on the line. Ages 12–up.

Double Digit by Annabel Monaghan (Jan. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544105775). In the sequel to A Girl Named Digit, Digit tries to settle in at MIT, but hacks her way into danger. Ages 12–up.

Entangled by Amy Rose Capetta (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0544087446) is an outer-space adventure. Ages 14–up.


Gooney Bird Greene returns in Gooney Bird and All Her Charms by Lois Lowry, illus. by Middy Thomas (Jan. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544113541), ages 6–9. Just Grace is back in Just Grace and the Super Sleepover by Charise Mericle Harper (Jan. 7, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0544045842), ages 6–9. A Mouse and Mole Story welcomes Mouse and Mole, Secret Valentine by Wong Herbert Yee (Dec. 3, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0547887197), ages 6–9. The Shakespeare Mysteries continues with Tower of the Five Orders by Deron Hicks, illus. by Mark Edward Geyer (Oct. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547839530), ages 9–12. Scientists in the Field adds The Dolphins of Shark Bay by Pamela S. Turner (Nov. 5, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0547716381) and Sea Turtle Scientist by Stephen R. Swinburne (Jan. 7, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0547367552), ages 10–14. And The Suburban Strange gains Pull Down the Night by Nathan Kotecki (Oct. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0547731148), ages 14–up.



Green Light Readers Level 2 adds Favorite Stories from Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: Rain or Shine by Erica Silverman, illus. by Betsy Lewin (Oct. 8, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0544105034; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0544105027), ages 6–9. And Green Light Readers Level 3 issues Celebrating Virginia and Washington, D.C.: 50 States to Celebrate (Oct. 8, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0544044074; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0544044173) and Celebrating Arizona: 50 States to Celebrate (Oct. 8, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0544043879; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0544044197) by Marion Dane Bauer, ages 6–9; and Iris and Walter and the Birthday Party (Oct. 8, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0544104983) and Iris and Walter and the Field Trip (Oct. 8, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0544106659) by Elissa Haden Guest, illus. by Christine Davenier, ages 6–9.


(Dist. by Consortium)

I’m the Scariest Thing in the Jungle! by David G. Derrick Jr. (Oct. 15, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1597020879). A young tiger and crocodile joust in a competition for bragging rights. Ages 3–8.


Tales from the Chinese Zodiac greets The Year of the Horse by Oliver Chin, illus. by Jennifer Wood (Jan. 7, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1597020800), ages 3–8. And Julie Black Belt gains The Belt of Fire by Oliver Chin, illus. by Charlene Chua (Sept. 10, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1597020794), ages 3–8.

Insight Editions

(Dist. by Perseus/PGW)

Whose Nest? by Lynette Evans, illus. by Guy Troughton (Sept. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1608872046) is a guessing game–style book about animal homes. Ages 3–up.

How to Ward Off Wolves (Sept. 10, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1608871940), How to Get Rid of Ghosts (Sept. 10, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1608871957), and How to Outwit Witches (Sept. 10, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1608871933) by Catherine Leblanc, illus. by Roland Garrigue, are designed to help children banish fears. Ages 4–up.


Small World welcomes Bug Life by Lynette Evans, illus. by Francesca D’Ottavi (Sept. 10, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1608871995), ages 4–up.

Interlink/Crocodile Books

Cinderella by Ruth Sanderson (Nov. 25, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1566569477) retells the familiar tale. All ages.

Islandport Press

(Dist. by BookMasters)

Animal Hide & Seek by Dahlov Ipcar (Sept. 13, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1934031803) is a reissue of a 1947 story featuring portraits of various woodland animals and their habitats. Ages 4–8.

There Are No Moose on This Island by Stephanie Calmenson, illus. by Jennifer Thermes (Oct. 11, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1934031346). A boy and his dad take a day trip search for wildlife. Ages 4–8.

Mystery on Pine Lake by Tamra Wight, illus. by Carl DiRocco (Aug. 18, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1934031865) begins a three-book eco-adventure mystery series set at a lakeside campground. Ages 8–12.


(Dist. by Lerner)


Monkey King by Wei Dong Chen, illus. by Chao Peng, issues volumes 13 through 20, including The Journey Ends (Aug. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-8994208657), Trust and Temptation (Aug. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-8994208589), Fanning the Flames (Aug. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-8994208602), and The Dual (Aug. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-8994208596), ages 10–13. And The Three Kingdoms by Wei Dong Chen, illus. by Xiao Long Liang continues with volumes 6 through 12, among them The Three Kingdoms (Sept. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-8998341220), The Battle of Red Cliffs (Sept. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-8998341244), The Fortunate Sons (Sept. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-8998341213), and Blood and Honor (Sept. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-8994208992), ages 10–13.


(Dist. by Lerner)


Holidays & Heroes launches with Let’s Celebrate Martin Luther King Day by Barbara deRubertis, illus. by Gershom Griffith (Aug. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1575656380); and Let’s Celebrate Thanksgiving Day by deRubertis, illus. by Thomas Sperling (Aug. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1575656366), ages 6–up. Mouse Math adds Albert Is NOT Scared (Aug. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-1575656281; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1575656298) and A Beach for Albert (Aug. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-1575655307; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1575655314) by Eleanor May, illus. by Deborah Melmon, ages 4–up. And Milo & Jazz Mysteries continues with The Case of the Locked Box by Lewis B. Montgomery, illus. by Amy Wummer (Aug. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-1575656250; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1575656267), ages 7–11.

Karadi Tales

(Dist. by Consortium)

An Elephant in My Backyard by Shobha Viswanath, illus. by Sadhvi Jawa (Oct. 15, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-8181902405). Maya is not sure how to return the elephant that appeared in her backyard to his home. Ages 4–up.

What Will I Be? (Jan. 14, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-8181902849) and What Could It Be? (Jan. 14, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-8181902856) by Nandini Nayar, illus. by Francesco Manetti, are guessing-game books. Ages 3–up.



Charly’s Epic Fiascos picks up Star Power by Kelli London (Aug. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758286994), ages 12–up. Rumor Central by Reshonda Tate Billingsley presents You Don’t Know Me Like That (Oct. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758289537) and Real As It Gets (Jan. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758289551), ages 14–18. And Ni-Ni Girl Chronicles rolls along with True Story by Ni-Ni Simone (Dec. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758287724), ages 14–18.



Alone concludes with Quarantine by James Phelan (Oct. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758280701), ages 12–up. The Darkborn Legacy gains Sunblind by Michael Griffo (Sept. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758280749), ages 14–18. Sense Thieves adds Pushed by Corrine Jackson (Dec. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758273345), ages 14–18. Otherkin issues Othersphere by Nina Berry (Jan. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758292384), ages 14–18. New to Smith High is Notable by Marni Bates (Nov. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758269393), ages 14–18. And Mythos Academy continues with Midnight Frost by Jennifer Estep (Aug. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758281494), ages 14–18.

Kids Can Press

ABC of Toronto by Per-Henrik Gürth (Aug. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1771380379) celebrates Canada’s largest city. Ages 2–5.

Run Home, Little Mouse by Britta Teckentrup (Sept. 1, board book, $16.95, ISBN 978-1771380331) is a large-format die-cut board book. Ages 2–5.

The Line by Paula Bossio (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1894786843). A girl twists and shakes a line, creating all sorts of objects. Ages 2–5.

Hocus Pocus Takes the Train by Sylvie Desrosiers, illus. by Remy Simard (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554539567). In this wordless picture book, a magician’s rabbit tries to reunite a stuffed toy with its owner. Ages 3–7.

Loula Is Leaving for Africa by Anne Villeneuve (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554539413). Sick of her terrible triplet brothers, Loula decides to run away to Africa. Ages 4–7.

Black and Bittern Was Night by Robert Heidbreder, illus. John Martz (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554533022) is a Halloween book written in nonsense verse. Ages 4–8.

Boy Meets Dog: A Word Game Adventure by Valerie Wyatt, illus. by Dave Whamond (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554538249) is a book of wordplay. Ages 4–8.

Francis, the Little Fox by Veronique Boisjoly, illus. by Katty Maurey (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1894786409). Francis the fox loves everything about his Saturdays at the laundromat, except for Mr. Li’s granddaughter, Lily. Ages 4–8.

History of Just About Everything: 180 Events, People and Inventions That Changed the World by Elizabeth MacLeod and Frieda Wishinsky, illus. by Qin Leng (Aug. 1, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-1554537754) is a compendium of important people and events. Ages 8–12.

Chitchat: Celebrating the World’s Languages by Jude Isabella, illus. by Kathy Boake (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1554537877) explores how languages—spoken, written, and sign—originate and change over time. Ages 8–12.


Ten Birds issues Ten Birds Meet a Monster by Cybele Young (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554539550), all ages. Life in the Wild issues Up the Creek by Nicholas Oldland (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1894786324), ages 3–7. Mr. King welcomes Mr. King’s Castle by Genevieve Cote (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554539727), ages 3–7. Safety Guides for Scaredies presents Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Halloween by Mélanie Watt (Aug. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1894786874), ages 4–8. Lobster Chronicles continues with Spit Feathers by Jessica Scott Kerrin (Aug. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1554537082), ages 7–10. Bigfoot Boy adds Unkindness of Ravens by J. Torres, illus. by Faith Erin Hicks (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1554537136; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1554537143), ages 7–10. Binky wraps up with License to Scratch by Ashley Spires (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554539635; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1554539642), ages 7–9. Elephants Never Forget gains Big Top Otto by Bill Slavin (Aug. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554538065; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1554538072), ages 8–11. And Citizenkid adds Razia’s Ray of Hope: One Girl’s Dream of an Education by Elizabeth Suneby, illus. by Suana Verelst (Sept. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1554538164), ages 8–12.

Laurence King

(Dist. by Chronicle)

The Super Book for Super Heroes by Jason Ford (Sept. 10, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1780673059) contains stickers, card-stock masks, and drawing instructions. Ages 6–up.


Sticker Fashionista issues Vintage Style by Kelly Smith (Oct. 8, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1780673035), ages 6–up.


(Dist. by Macmillan)

Wow, I Didn’t Know That! Animals by John Woodward and Emma Dods, illus. by Marc Aspinall (Sept. 24, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0753471173) collects animal facts. Ages 5–8.

How The World Works: Know It All, From How the Sun Shines to How the Pyramids Were Built by Clive Gifford (Nov. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0753471197) explores the secrets of the world around us. Ages 8–13.


Who’s That? continues with Who’s That? Playing (Sept. 17, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0753470718) and Who’s That? Eating (Sept. 17, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0753470701), ages 2–5. Pop and Play adds Zoo Animals (Sept. 17, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0753471630) and Things That Go (Sept. 17, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0753471623) by Simon Abbott, ages 3–8. Rainforests (Sept. 17, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753471166) and Animals (Sept. 17, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753471159) are new Lift and Explore titles by Deborah Murrell, illus. by Peter Bull, ages 4–6. And Questions picks up The Book of Space by Ray Bryant (Sept. 10, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0753470992), ages 5–8.

Get into Art! by Susie Brooks offers Get Into Art! People: Enjoy Great Art—Then Create Your Own! (Aug. 20, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0753470596) and Get Into Art! Animals: Enjoy Great Art—Then Create Your Own! (Aug. 20, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753470589), ages 7–12. Basher Basics gains Space Exploration by Simon Basher (Oct. 15, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0753471654), ages 8–13. Basher Science releases Extreme Physics by Simon Basher (Sept. 3, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0753469569), ages 10–15. And Basher History introduces U.S. States and Capitals by Simon Basher, Dan Green, and Edward Widmer (Jan. 7, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0753471395), ages 10–15.

Jessica Kingsley

(Dist. by Baker & Taylor)

Babies Are Noisy by Anne-Marie Harrison, illus. by Beth Byrne (Sept. 28, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1849054591) helps prepare children, including those on the autism spectrum, for the arrival of a sibling. Ages 3–up.

My Autism Book by Gloria Dura-Vila and Tamar Levi (Sept. 28, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1849054386) helps parents explain a diagnosis to children. Ages 5–14.

The Disappointment Dragon by K.I. Al-Ghani (Dec. 28, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1849054324) offers children, including those with Asperger syndrome, ideas for coping with feelings of disappointment. Ages 7–up.

Adopted Like Me: My Book of Adopted Heroes by Ann Angel, illus. by Marc Thomas (Sept. 28, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1849059350) profiles a variety of notable people who were adopted. Ages 8–up.

Jessica Kingsley/Singing Dragon

(Dist. by Baker & Taylor)

Ladybird’s Remarkable Relaxation by Michael Chissick, illus. by Sarah Peacock (Sept. 28, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1848191464) teaches yoga for relaxation. Ages 4–11.

Lake 7 Creative

(Dist. by Adventure Publications)


Can You Survive? continues with Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island: A Choose Your Path Book by Blake Hoena (Oct. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0988366268) and Greek Mythology’s Twelve Labors of Hercules: A Choose Your Path Book by Brandon Terrell (Oct. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0988366299), ages 9–13.

Leapfrog Press

(Dist. by Consortium)

Lone Wolves by John Smelcer (Sept. 10, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-1935248408). Deneena, who is half Native Alaskan, attempts the Great Race with a blue-eyed wolf as lead dog. Ages 12–up.

Lee & Low

Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash by Monica Brown, illus. by Sara Palacios (Sept. 2, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-0892392735). Marisol celebrates her birthday with a one-of-a-kind party. Ages 5–8.

King for a Day by Rukhsana Khan, illus. by Christiane Krömer (Sept. 2, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1600606595). A wheelchair-using Pakistani boy hopes to capture the most kites during the spring kite festival. Ages 5–9.

Hula Hoopin’ Queen by Thelma Lynne Godin, illus. by Vanessa Brantley-Newton (Oct. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1600608469). An African-American girl discovers that her elderly neighbor shares her love of hooping. Ages 6–10.

Parrots Over Puerto Rico by Cindy Trumbore, illus. by Susan L. Roth (Sept. 2, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1620140048). This combined history of the Puerto Rican parrot and the island of Puerto Rico highlights current efforts to save the birds from extinction. Ages 6–11.

The School the Aztec Eagles Built by Dorinda Makana Nalani Nicholson (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1600604409) recounts the training and combat activities of the Aztec Eagles, a Mexican Air Force squadron, during World War II. Ages 8–12.

Titles in Spanish

El árbol más feliz: Un cuento sobre yoga (The Happiest Tree: A Yoga Story) by Uma Krishnaswami, illus. by Ruth Jeyaveeran (Aug. 2, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1620141496).

Lee & Low/Tu Books

The Monster in the Mudball by S.P. Gates (Sept. 2, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1620141410). Jin’s baby brother drools on a big ball of mud from which a monster hatches. Ages 8–12.

Killer of Enemies by Joseph Bruchac (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1620141434). In a postapocalyptic desert, Lozen is an Apache monster hunter looking to free herself and her family from their tyrant overlords. Ages 12–up.

Lemniscaat USA

(Dist. by Ingram)

Holland by Charlotte Dematons (Sept. 1, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1935954286). This wordless picture book depicts some of the landscapes, traditions, history, and people of the Netherlands. Ages 2–up.

Lily and Trooper All Year Round by Jung-Hee Spetter (Sept. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1935954316) stars a girl and her puppy experiencing the seasons. Ages 3–up.

The Tiny Mouse by Janis Ian, illus. by Dieter Schubert (Oct. 1, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1935954309), packaged with a CD recorded by the singer, follows a bored mouse who goes to sea. Ages 4–up.

Jumping Penguins and Laughing Hyenas by Marije Tolman (Oct. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1935954323) provides little-known facts about animals. Ages 5–up.

Holland/1000 Things About Holland Set by Jesse Goossens, illus. by Charlotte Dematons (Oct. 1, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-1935954330) pairs Dematons’s wordless picture book with a companion book of facts. Ages 8–up.


Dino-Wrestling by Lisa Wheeler, illus. by Barry Gott (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1467702126). Sports-loving dinosaurs compete in all styles of wrestling. Ages 5–9.

The Bramble by Lee Nordling, illus. by Bruce Zick (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0761358565) is a mostly wordless picture book about a boy who tumbles through a bramble into a mysterious world. Ages 5–9.

Fourth Down and Inches: Concussions and Football’s Make-or-Break Moment by Carla Killough McClafferty (Sept. 1, hardcover, $20.95, ISBN 978-1467710671) guides readers through the increasing evidence that football as it’s played today may be too dangerous. Ages 11–up.

Lerner/Carolrhoda Lab

A Wounded Name by Dot Hutchison (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1467708876) reimagines Hamlet, told from Ophelia’s perspective and set in a contemporary American boarding school. Ages 12–up.

Believe by Sarah Aronson (Sept. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1467706971). Janine is the only survivor of a Palestinian suicide bomb in Israel that killed her parents, and 10 years later, she feels like she’s public property. Ages 12–up.

Shadowlark by Meagan Spooner (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0761388661) is the follow-up to the author’s debut SF-fantasy novel, Skylark. Ages 12–up.

Sex & Violence by Carrie Mesrobian (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1467705974). Evan suffers the serious consequences of hooking up with the wrong girl at the wrong time. Ages 14–up.

Losing It by Melvin Burgess, Anne Fine, A.S. King, Patrick Ness, et al. (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1467720410) collects stories about “the first time” from a roster of YA authors. Ages 14–up.

Lerner/Darby Creek

The Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair: #1 Can You Say Catastrophe? by Laurie Friedman (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1467709255) launches a series about the awkward ups and downs of teen life. Ages 10–15.


Max Flash by Jonny Zucker, illus. by Ned Woodman, launches with six titles, including Mission 1: Game On (Nov. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467714655 and Mission 2: Supersonic (Nov. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467714822), ages 7–11. Mallory continues with Play It Again, Mallory by Laurie Friedman, Jennifer Kalis (Sept. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-0761360759), ages 7–11. The Dario Quincy Academy of Dance kicks off with four titles, among them Leaping at Shadows (Sept. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467714839 and Stolen Luck (Sept. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467714846) by Megan Atwood, ages 11–up. The Dojo by Patrick Jones releases Triangle Choke (Oct. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467714877), Head Kick (Oct. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467714891), and two other titles, ages 11–up. The Opportunity begins with six titles, including The Franchise by Patrick Jones and Brent Chartier (Nov. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467714969) and The Campaign by Elizabeth Karre (Nov. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467714983), ages 11–up. And the Turbocharged series will have six additions (Oct. 1, paper, $7.95 each), ages 11–up.

Lerner/Graphic Universe

Waluk by Emilio Ruiz, illus. by Ana Miralles, trans. by Daniel Oliverio (Nov. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467716062). The young polar bear Waluk is all alone, and now must fend for himself. Ages 7–11.

Tib & Tumtum #1: Welcome to the Tribe! by Grimaldi, illus. by Bannister (Oct. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1467715225) launches a series about a caveboy and his new friend, a dinosaur. Ages 7–11.

Bag of Marbles: The Graphic Novel by Joseph Joffo, illus. by Vincent Bailly and Kris, trans. by Edward Gauvin (Oct. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1467715164). In 1941 in occupied Paris, brothers Maurice and Joseph must disguise themselves in order to flee to safety. Ages 12–up.


Where’s Leopold? continues with Snowball Truce! by Michel-Yves Schmitt, illus. by Vincent Caut (Sept. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1467715232), ages 7–10. Guinea PIG, Pet Shop Private Eye concludes with Going, Going, Dragon! by Colleen AF Venable, illus. by Stephanie Yue (Nov. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1467707268), ages 7–11. The Little Prince adds The Planet of Ludokaa by Clelia Constantine (Oct. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467715218), The Planet of the Giant by Gilles Adrien and Alain Broders (Oct. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467715188), The Planet of Libris by Agnes Bidaud (Oct. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467715201), and The Planet of Trainiacs by Anne-Claire N’Leh (Oct. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467715195), ages 9–14. And The Elsewhere Chronicles closes with The Tower of Shadows by Nykko, illus. by Bannister (Nov. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1467715171), ages 9–14.

Lerner/Millbrook Press

Numbed! by David Lubar (Oct. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1467705943). Logan and Benedict try to recover the math skills they lost when they were zapped by a robot at a math museum. Ages 7–11.


Cloverleaf Books–Money Basics issues Lily Learns About Wants and Needs (Sept. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1467715096) and Shanti Saves Her Money (Sept. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1467715133) by Lisa Bullard, illus. by Christine Schneider; Kyle Keeps Track of Cash (Sept. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1467715102) and Brody Borrows Money (Sept. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1467715089) by Bullard, illus. by Mike Byrne; and Ella Earns Her Own Money (Sept. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1467715119) and Gabriel Gets a Great Deal (Sept. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1467715126) by Bullard, illus. by Mike Moran, ages 5–8. Math Is CATegorical adds A Second, a Minute, a Week with Days in It: A Book About Time by Brian P. Cleary, illus. by Brian Gable (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0822578833), ages 5–9. And Words Are CATegorical adds Pre- And Re-, Mis- and Dis-: What Is a Prefix? by Brian P. Cleary, illus. by Martin Goneau (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0761390312), ages 7–11.

Lerner Publications


Amazing Athletes rolls on with Carmelo Anthony (Nov. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467720632), Robert Griffin III (Nov. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467718943), Andrew Luck (Nov. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467718882), and Kevin Love (Nov. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467718912) by Jon Fishman, ages 7–11. And Pop Culture Bios: Superstars adds Bella Thorne: Shaking Up the Small Screen (Nov. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467715492) and Carly Rae Jepsen: Call Her Amazing (Nov. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467715478) by Nadia Higgins, The Wanted: British Boy Band Sensation (Nov. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467715485) and Cody Simpson: Pop Star from Down Under (Nov. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467715461) by Heather Schwartz, and Demi Lovato: Taking Another Chance (Nov. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467715515) and Victoria Justice: Television’s It Girl by Jody Jensen Shaffer (Nov. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467715508), ages 8–12.

Lion UK

(Dist. by IPG)

The Lion First Book of Nursery Stories by Lois Rock, illus. by Barbara Vagnozzi (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0745963419) contains 15 tales. Ages 3–5.

Little, Brown

You Were the First by Patricia MacLachlan, illus. by Stephanie Graegin (Sept. 24, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0316185332) chronicles all the exciting firsts experienced by a new baby. Up to age 3.

Crankenstein by Samantha Berger, illus. by Dan Santat (Aug. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0316126564) is about a boy’s transformation when things don’t go his way. Ages 3–6.

Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown (Sept. 3, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316200639). Mr Tiger leaves his stuffy life in the city to explore the wilderness. Ages 3–6.

The First Drawing by Mordicai Gerstein (Sept. 10, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0316204781) was inspired by prehistoric cave illustrations found in southern France. Ages 3–6.

Underwater Dogs: Kids Edition by Seth Casteel (Sept. 24, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0316255585) collects photographs of dogs diving and swimming through the water. Ages 3–6.

Marc Brown’s Playtime Rhymes: A Treasury for Families to Learn and Play Together by Marc Brown (Oct. 1, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316207355) collects 20 favorite fingerplays including “The Itsy Bitsy Spider.” Ages 3–6.

The Tortoise & the Hare by Jerry Pinkney (Oct. 1, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316183567) is a new rendition of the fable about perseverance and humility. Ages 3–6.

The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore, illus. by Holly Hobbie (Oct. 22, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316070188) renders the familiar poem in watercolors. Ages 3–6.

Red Knit Cap Girl to the Rescue by Naoko Stoop (Nov. 5, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0316228855). The title character and White Bunny help a lost polar bear find his way home. Ages 3–6.

Once Upon a Memory by Nina Laden (Dec. 3, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0316208161) depicts a series of before-and-after vignettes, such as a garden that was once a single seed. Ages 3–6.

Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me by Daniel Beaty, illus. by Bryan Collier (Dec. 17, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316209175). A boy grows up without his father, but is inspired by his memories and a letter his father left behind. Ages 3–6.

Ling & Ting Share a Birthday by Grace Lin (Sept. 10, hardcover, $15, ISBN 978-0316184052) stars the twins from Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same. Ages 6–9.

Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song by Andrea Davis Pinkney, illus. by Brian Pinkney (Aug. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0316070133). The life stories of Martin Luther King Jr. and gospel singer Mahalia Jackson converge at the historic I Have a Dream speech. Ages 6–up.

The Enchantress Returns by Chris Colfer (Aug. 6, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316201544) is the sequel to fairytale-inspired fantasy The Land of Stories. Ages 8–12.

Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi (Sept. 10, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0316220781). The zombie apocalypse begins on the day Rabi, Miguel, and Joe are practicing baseball near the meatpacking plant. Ages 8–12.

Treasure Hunters by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, illus. by Juliana Neufeld (Sept. 16, hardcover, $15, ISBN 978-0316207560) begins an adventure series that features a family treasure-hunting business. Ages 8–12.

“When Did You See Her Last?” by Lemony Snicket, illus. by Seth (Oct. 15, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-0316123051) is the follow-up to “Who Could That Be at This Hour?” Ages 8–up.

Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger (Nov. 5, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316190114) is the sequel to Etiquette & Espionage. Ages 12–up.

Unbreakable by Kami Garcia (Oct. 1, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316210171) launches a paranormal romance series. Ages 12–up.

Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher (Nov. 12, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316246767). Zoe shares a secret with an unconventional pen pal: a death row inmate. Ages 12–up.

Roomies by Tara Altebrando and Sara Zarr (Dec. 24, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316217491). Elizabeth and her assigned college roommate bond via e-mail during the summer before heading to school. Ages 12–up.

Wise Young Fool by Sean Beaudoin (Aug. 6, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316203791) recounts the events that led to teen rocker Ritchie’s stay in a juvenile detention center. Ages 14–up.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black (Sept. 17, hardcover, $19, ISBN 978-0316213103). In this paranormal thriller, Tana wakes up after a party and finds everyone dead—except her ex-boyfriend and a mysterious boy. Ages 15–up.

Inheritance by Malinda Lo (Sept. 24, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316198004) is a sequel to Adaptation, about teens augmented with alien DNA. Ages 15–up.

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick (Aug. 13, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316221337). Leonard says goodbye to those closest to him on the day he hides a gun in his backpack and plans to kill his former best friend and himself. Ages 15–up.

Reality Boy by A.S. King (Oct. 22, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316222709). Gerald, part of a TV reality show when he was five, struggles to break free of his anger as a teenager. Ages 15–up.

Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales, ed. by Tim Pratt and Melissa Marr (Oct. 22, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316212946). YA authors including Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, and Rick Yancey reimagine stories by Rudyard Kipling, E.M. Forster, Henry James, and others. Ages 15–up.

The 100 by Kass Morgan (Sept. 3, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316234474) begins a new series set in 3010, when 100 juvenile delinquents are sent on a high-stakes mission to recolonize Earth. Ages 15–up.

First Love by James Patterson and Emily Raymond (Jan. 13, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316207041) launches a teen romance series about a couple on a cross-country road trip. Ages 15–up.


The Very Fairy Princess welcomes The Very Fairy Princess Sparkles in the Snow by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton, illus. by Christine Davenier (Oct. 15, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316219631), ages 3–6. The Imaginary Veterinary continues with The Lonely Lake Monster (Sept. 17, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-0316225670) and The Rain Dragon Rescue (Jan. 7, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-0316225571) by Suzanne Selfors, illus. by Dan Santat, ages 7–12. How To Train Your Dragon greets How to Betray a Dragon’s Hero by Cressida Cowell (Nov. 5, hardcover, $13, ISBN 978-0316244121), ages 8–12. I Funny gains I Even Funnier: A Middle School Story by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, illus. by Laura Park (Dec. 9, hardcover, $14, ISBN 978-0316206976), ages 8–12. New to The Last Dogs is The Long Road by Christopher Holt, illus. by Allen Douglas (Nov. 5, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0316200134), ages 8–12. And Little League adds State Showdown by Matt Christopher (Oct. 8, hardcover, $15, ISBN 978-0316220446), ages 8–12.

Monster High adds Hopes and Screams: An Original Graphic Novel by Heather Nuhfer, illus. by Josh Howard (Dec. 3, paper, $10, ISBN 978-0316254335), ages 8–12; and Who’s That Ghoulfriend? by Gitty Daneshvari (Sept. 10, hardcover, $13, ISBN 978-0316222549), ages 8–up. My Little Pony releases Rainbow Dash and the Daring Do Double Dare by G.M. Berrow (Jan. 7, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0316247986), ages 8–12. Transformers Classified concludes with Satellite of Doom by Ryder Windham and Jason Fry (Sept. 10, hardcover, $15, ISBN 978-0316188692), ages 8–12. Joining Altered is Erased by Jennifer Rush (Jan. 7, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316197151), ages 12–up. Confessions continues with The Private School Murders by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Oct. 7, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316207652), ages 12–up. Zom-B by Darren Shan issues Zom-B Baby (Oct. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0316214209) and the as-yet untitled Zom-B #6 (Jan. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0316214070), ages 12–up. Fairy Tale Retelling presents Cold Spell by Jackson Pearce (Nov. 5, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316243599), ages 15–up. And Haruhi Suzumiya rolls on with The Surprise of Haruhi Suzumiya by Nagaru Tanigawa (Nov. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0316038980), ages 15–up.

LIttle, Brown/LB Kids

You Are My Little Pumpkin Pie by Amy Sklansky, illus. by Talitha Shipman (Aug. 6, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0316207140) is a rhyming tribute to babies. Up to age 3.

I Say, You Say Colors! (Jan. 7, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0316200721) and I Say, You Say Feelings! (Jan. 7, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0316200745) by Tad Carpenter are lift-the-flap concept books. Up to age 3.

Animals in Underwear ABC by Todd Parr (Dec. 3, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0316207362) features creatures in silly skivvies. Up to age 3.

Doggy Kisses 123 by Todd Parr (Dec. 3, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0316207379) is a counting book starring canine pals of all sorts. Up to age 3.


New My Turn To Learn titles are Shapes (Sept. 10, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0316251662), Opposites (Sept. 10, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0316251655), and Colors (Sept. 10, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0316251631) by Natalie Marshall, up to age 3. Baby Seasons issues Barnyard Baby by Elise Broach, illus. by Cori Doerrfeld (Aug. 6, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0316212038), ages 1–4. Transformers Prime Beast Hunters releases Optimus Prime versus Predaking by John Sazaklis (Sept. 10, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0316188661), ages 3–6. My Little Pony gains Welcome to the Crystal Empire! by Olivia London (Sept. 10, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0316228244), ages 4–8; and The Cutie Mark Crusaders Doodle Book by Emily Hughes (Sept. 10, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0316249065), ages 6–up. And Transformers: Rescue Bots adds The Mystery of the Pirate Bell by Maya Mackowiak Elson (Sept. 17, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0316228336), ages 4–8.

LIttle, Brown/Poppy

Shiro Amano: The Artwork of Kingdom Hearts by Shiro Amano (Oct. 29, paper, $25, ISBN 978-0316401166) showcases Amano’s manga illustrations. Ages 8–up.

Jessica Darling’s It List #1: The (Totally Not) Guaranteed Guide to Popularity, Prettiness & Perfection by Megan McCafferty (Sept. 3, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0316244992). This prequel series takes the author’s Jessica Darling character, whom YA readers met in Sloppy Firsts and its sequels, back to junior high. Ages 10–up.

Game On by Melanie Spring (Sept. 3, paper, $10, ISBN 978-0316227278) begins the Varsity series about high school cheerleading. Ages 12–up.

Pretenders by Lisi Harrison (Oct. 1, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316222440) launches a new series that follows five teens through their secret journal entries over their freshman year of high school. Ages 13–up.


The Time-Traveling Fashionista adds The Time-Traveling Fashionista and Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile by Bianca Turetsky (Dec. 3, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316224888) ages 8–12. And Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days launches with Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, Vol. 1 by Shiro Amano (Nov. 19, paper, $12, ISBN 978-0316401180) Ages 8–up.

Little Hare Books

(Dist. by IPG)

Pink by Janet A. Holmes, illus. by Jonathan Bentley (Oct. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1921894107). A girl obsessed with rosy hues finds the perfect best friend. Ages 3–5.

Baby Bilby’s Question by Sally Morgan, illus. by Adele Jaunn (Nov. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1742975535) extols unconditional love between child and parent. Ages 3–5.

What’s the Matter, Aunty May? by Peter Friend, illus. by Andrew Joyner (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1921714535). An enthusiastic boy’s offers of help with the chores turn into more of hindrance. Ages 3–5.

The Queen with the Wobbly Bottom by Phillip Gwynne, illus. by Bruce Whatley (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1921714597). The queen discovers that real beauty comes from within. Ages 3–7.

My Sister, Olive by Paula Russell, illus. by Gaye Chapman (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1921714511) celebrates the mutual admiration of two sisters. Ages 3–up.

Little Pickle Press

(Dist. by Ingram)

The Cow in Patrick O’Shanahan’s Kitchen by Diana Prichard, illus. by Heather Knopf (Nov. 4, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1939775016) connects the dots between farm and table. Ages 4–8.

Fireflies by Coleen Paratore (Nov. 28, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1939775047) explores inspiration and creativity. Ages 5–8.

The Owner’s Manual for Driving Your Adolescent Brain by JoAnn Deak and Terrence Deak, illus. by Freya Harrison (Nov. 6, paper, $18.95, ISBN 978-1939775023) is the sequel to Your Fantastic Elastic Brain. Ages 9–up.


(Dist. by Ingram)

Pirouette by Robyn Bavati (Nov. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0738734811). Twins unknowingly separated at birth meet at a summer dance school. Ages 12–up.

Sometimes Never, Sometimes Always by Elissa Janine Hoole (Nov. 8, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0738737225). Cassandra, at odds with her fundamentalist church and family, begins reading tarot cards and dispensing advice in her school newspaper. Ages 12–up.

Backward Glass by David Lomax (Oct. 8, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0738737515). Kenny discovers a mirror that allows him to travel back in time to try and prevent a tragedy. Ages 12–up.

More Than Good Enough by Crissa-Jean Chappell (Jan. 8, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0738736440). Childhood friends Trent and Pippa meet again in their last class of high school. Ages 13–up.

Hero Worship by Christopher Long (Jan. 8, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0738739090). When Marvin tries out for an elite squad of heroes he realizes just how corrupt the heroes are. Ages 13–up.

Truth About You & Me by Amanda Grace (Sept. 8, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0738736242). Sixteen-year-old Madelyn attends college through her high school’s accelerated program and falls for her biology professor, who doesn’t know her age. Ages 13–up.

The Cutting Room Floor by Dawn Klehr (Oct. 8, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0738738048). Riley and Dez try to solve the murder of a favorite teacher. Ages 13–up.


Aether Chronicles continues with Charmed Vengeance by Suzanne Lazear (Aug. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0738733029), ages 12–up. Skyship Academy comes to a close with Strikeforce by Nick James (Oct. 8, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0738736372), ages 12–up. Bandia Novels adds Gold by Talia Vance (Sept. 8, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0738734712), ages 13–up. And Witch Eyes concludes with Phantom Eyes by Scott Tracey (Oct. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0738736594), ages 13–up.

Lonely Planet


Not for Parents rolls along with Europe: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know (Nov. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1743219140), Africa: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know (Nov. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1743219119), How to Be a Dinosaur Hunter (Nov. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1743219089), Asia: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know (Nov. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1743219102), Real Wonders of the World (Nov. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1743217344), and South America: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know (Nov. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1743219164), ages 8–up.

Macmillan/Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A Moose That Says Moo by Jennifer Hamburg, illus. by Sue Truesdell (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0374350581), is an animal mix-up comedy. Ages 2–4.

Big Snow by Jonathan Bean (Sept. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0374306960) captures a kid’s excitement about a snowstorm. Ages 3–6.

Elephant’s Story by Tracey Campbell Pearson (Oct. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0374399139) features alphabet and wordplay. Ages 4–8.

One-Dog Sleigh by Mary Casanova, illus. by Ard Hoyt (Sept. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0374356392) is a winter companion to One-Dog Canoe, about making room for animal friends. Ages 4–8.

The Witches, 30th Anniversary Edition by Roald Dahl, illus. by Quentin Blake (Aug. 27, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0374384593) includes a new introduction by James Patterson. Ages 8–11.

From Norvelt to Nowhere by Jack Gantos (Sept. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0374379940). Pursued by the authorities, Jack and Miss Volker take to the road in the followup to Dead End in Norvelt. Ages 10–14.

Sorry You’re Lost by Matt Blackstone (Jan. 21, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0374380656). A boy deals with the recent loss of his mother and finding a date for the school dance. Ages 10–up.

Freakboy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark (Oct. 22, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0374324728). A teenager struggles to come to terms with his place on the transgender spectrum. Ages 12–up.

This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales (Sept. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0374351380) chronicles a girl’s rise from social outcast to DJ sensation. Ages 12–up.

Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts (Sept. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0374378615) is a realistic novel about three teens facing the end of the world. Ages 12–up.

The Rule of Three by Eric Walters (Jan. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0374355029). What happens when the entire world goes dark? Ages 12–up.

In the Age of Love and Chocolate by Gabrielle Zevin (Oct. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0374380755) concludes the Birthright trilogy starring Anya Balanchine. Ages 12–up.

Altered by Gennifer Albin (Oct. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0374316426) is the sequel to reality-weaving novel Crewel. Ages 12–up.


Young Sherlock Holmes is back in Fire Storm by Andrew Lane (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0374323110), ages 12–up.


Dusk by Uri Shulevitz (Sept. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0374319038). A boy, his grandfather, and their dog appreciate a winter walk. Ages 3–8.

Beatrice Spells Some Lulus and Learns to Write a Letter by Cari Best, illus. by Giselle Potter (Aug. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0374399047). Beatrice wants to learn to spell so she can write letters to friends. Ages 5–8.

The Treasure of Way Down Deep by Ruth White (Aug. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0374380670). Ruby is determined to find a buried treasure to save her economically hurting town in the sequel to Way Down Deep. Ages 10–14.


City Cat by Kate Banks, illus. by Lauren Castillo (Nov. 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0374313210). The cat finds a way to tag along on a family vacation. Ages 3–8.

Wolf by Valerie Hobbs (Oct. 15, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0374315757). This companion to Sheep stars Jack the sheep-herding dog. Ages 8–12.

Randolph Caldecott: The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawing by Leonard S. Marcus (Aug. 27, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-0374310257) is a biography timed to the 75th anniversary of the Caldecott medal. Ages 10–15.

Second Impact by David Klass and Perri Klass (Aug. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0374379964). This football-themed novel addresses issues of concussions and second chances. Ages 12–up.

Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends

When It Snows by Richard Collingridge (Aug. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1250028310) heralds the beauty of winter. Ages 2–6.

Princess Tales: Once Upon a Time in Rhyme with Seek-and-Find Pictures by Grace Maccarone, illus. by Gail de Marcken (Oct. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0312679583) is a fairy-tale themed seek-and-find book. Ages 4–6.

I’d Know You Anywhere, My Love by Nancy Tillman (Aug. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0312553685) celebrates the love in families. Ages 4–8.

Finding Bigfoot: Everything You Need to Know (Aug. 13, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1250040893) ties in to the TV show. Ages 7–12.

The Desperate Adventures of Zeno and Alya by Jane Kelley (Oct. 15, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1250023483) recounts the friendship between an orphaned parrot and a gravely ill girl. Ages 8–12.

The Lost Planet by Rachel Searles (Jan. 28, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1250038791) is a debut action-adventure novel set in space. Ages 9–14.

The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two by Catherynne M. Valente, illus. by Ana Juan (Oct. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1250023506) continues September’s adventures in Fairyland. Ages 10–14.

A Medal for Leroy by Michael Morpurgo (Jan. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1250039804). A boy discovers the truth of his family history spanning from World War I to present day. Ages 10–14.

Are You Experienced? by Jordan Sonnenblick (Sept. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1250025647). Rich accidentally travels back in time to his dad’s youth—during Woodstock—and witnesses a tragic event. Ages 12–up.

The Fallout by S.A. Bodeen (Sept. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0312650117). In this sequel to The Compound, Eli and his family are learning to adapt to normal life. Ages 12–up.

Slayers: Friends and Traitors by C.J. Hill (Oct. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1250024619) features more adventures of the Slayers, teens who have powers to fight dragons. Ages 12–up.

Horde by Ann Aguirre (Oct. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1250024633) closes out the Razorland dystopian trilogy. Ages 12–up.

One Crow Alone by S.D. Crockett (Oct. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1250024251) is the prequel to After the Snow. Ages 12–up.

Confessions of a Hater by Caprice Crane (Aug. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1250008466). Hailey thinks she’s found the Bible of Coolness when she discovers a journal belonging to her older sister, who’s away at college. Ages 13–up.

The F- It List by Julie Halpern (Nov. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1250025654) explores a strained friendship strengthened by one girl’s battle with cancer. Ages 13–up.


Scary Tales issues Good Night, Zombie by James Preller, illus. by Iacopo Bruno (Sept. 24, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1250018908), ages 7–10.

Macmillan/Henry Holt

Elecopter by Michael Slack (Sept. 3, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0805093049). A flying, fire-fighting elephant saves the day. Ages 2–5.

The Babies on the Bus by Karen Katz (Aug. 20, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0805097795) gives the Wheels on the Bus a new spin. Ages 3–5.

Maria Had a Little Llama / María Tenía Una Llamita by Angela Dominguez (Aug. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805093339) is an English/Spanish reimagining of “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” Ages 3–7.

Fall Ball by Peter McCarty (Sept. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805092530). A boy and his friends take in the sights, smells, and sounds of the season and play backyard football. Ages 4–8.

How to Hide a Lion by Helen Stephens (Oct. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805098341). Iris tries to conceal a lion from her parents. Ages 4–8.

The Greatest Dinosaur Ever by Brenda Z. Guiberson, illus. by Gennady Spirin (Oct. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0805096255) collects facts about various dinosaurs. Ages 4–8.

Hanukkah in Alaska by Barbara Brown, illus. by Stacey Schuett (Oct. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805097481). An Alaskan family celebrates Hanukkah with a stubborn moose in their backyard and the Northern Lights as the best-ever menorah. Ages 4–8.

Eat Like a Bear by April Pulley Sayre, illus. by Steve Jenkins (Oct. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805090390) explores how and what bears eat throughout the year. Ages 4–8.

The Tiger Cubs and the Chimp: The True Story of How Anjana the Chimp Helped Raise Two Baby Tigers by Bhagavan Antle and Thea Feldman, photos by Barry Bland (Nov. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805093193) recounts how a chimpanzee adopted tiger cubs on a nature reserve. Ages 4–8.

How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth by Michelle Roinson, illus. by Kate Hindley (Jan. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805099669) is a step-by-step guide to cleaning up a furry friend. Ages 4–8.

What’s Your Favorite Animal? by Eric Carle (Jan. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0805096415). A lineup of children’s book artists including Carle, Lane Smith, and Rosemary Wells answer the title question. Ages 4–8.

Mountain Dog by Margarita Engle, illus. by Olga and Aleksey Ivanov (Aug. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805095166). In the remote Sierra Nevada, a dog rescues a boy and forms an indelible bond with him. Ages 8–12.

Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier, trans. by Anthea Bell (Oct. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0805092677) concludes the romantic time-travel Ruby Red trilogy. Ages 12–up.

Bad for You: The Campaign Against Fun by Kevin C. Pyle and Scott Cunningham, illus. by Pyle (Nov. 26, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0805092899) is a graphic nonfiction title exposing the truth about things that adults think are bad for kids. Ages 12–up.

Engines of the Broken World by Jason Vanhee (Nov. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805096293). Merciful Truth and her brother, Gospel, hear the voice of their dead mother, whose body they’ve temporarily stashed in the kitchen. Ages 12–up.

Uncrashable Dakota by Andy Marino (Nov. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805096309) is an alternative history centered on steampunk aeronautics. Ages 12–up.


Welcome to Robot Town by Ryan Heshka (Aug. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805088748) introduces the mechanical residents of this burg. Ages 4–7.

Papa Is a Poet: A Story About Robert Frost by Natalie S. Bober, illus. by Rebecca Gibbon (Oct. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0805094077). A picture book about the famous American poet, imagined through the eyes of his daughter Lesley. Ages 4–8.

Cool Creations in 35 Pieces by Sean Kenney (Sept. 10, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0805096927). Using the same 35 bricks, LEGO artist Sean Kenney creates more than 60 models that kids can build at home. Ages 4–up.

The Very Inappropriate Word by Jim Tobin, illus. by Dave Coverly (Aug. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805094749). Word collector Michael tries out a new “inappropriate” find on his list. Ages 5–9.

No Dogs Allowed by Stephanie Calmenson and Joanna Cole, illus. by Heather Ross (Oct. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0805096453) launches the Ready, Set, Dogs! chapter book series about two dog-loving best friends who are transformed into canines. Ages 6–9.

Einstein the Class Hamster by Janet Tashjian, illus. by Jake Tashjian (Aug. 27, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0805096101) launches a series about a talking rodent that only one kid can hear. Ages 7–10.

Jumped In by Patrick Flores-Scott (Aug. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805095142). A teen slacker is forced to start caring and slam poetry becomes his refuge. Ages 12–up.

Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block (Aug. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805096279) is a reimagining of Homer’s Odyssey set in post-apocalyptic Los Angeles. Ages 14–up.


The Creature in My Closet gains Pinocula by Obert Skye (Sept. 24, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0805096897), ages 9–12.

Macmillan/Priddy Books

Alphaprints: ABC (Sept. 24, Board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0312516468). Letters of the alphabet are illustrated using colored finger and thumb prints that are turned into animals, toys, and more. Up to age 3.

Lift-the-Flap: First 100 Words (Sept. 17, Board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0312516895). A lift-the-flap edition of First 100 Words. Up to age 4.

Lift-the-Flap Tab: Dollhouse (Sept. 3, Board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0312516574). Readers explore various rooms via flaps and tabbed pages. Ages 2–4.

Play and Learn 123 (Sept. 3, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0312516390) and Play and Learn ABC (Sept. 3, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0312516383) are large-format, photographic board books with interactive features. Ages 2–5.

My Giant Sticker Book (Sept. 3, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0312516482) is a first concept book that contains more than 600 stickers. Ages 3–5.

My Pretty Princess Activity Book (Sept. 3, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0312516406) is a pink and sparkly sticker activity book. Ages 5–7.

Sticker Doodle I Love You (Dec. 17, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0312516475) offers a new doodling idea on every page. Ages 5–8.


Hello Baby greets On the Go (Aug. 13, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0312515997), up to age 1, and Faces (Aug. 13, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0312516000), up to age 3. A Is for Animal (Sept. 3, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0312516376) is a new ABC Books title, up to age 3. Baby Touch and Feel welcomes Hugs (Dec. 17, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0312516499), up to age 3. Baby Basics continues with three new titles, including My First Words (Aug. 13, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0312516338), up to age 3. Bright Baby Grip adds a pair of titles (Nov. 19, board book, $4.99 each), up to age 3. Bright Baby Lift-the-Tab welcomes Words (Aug. 13, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0312516215) and Animals (Aug. 13, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0312516222) up to age 3. My Carry-Along Sound Book issues Trucks (Sept. 24, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0312516444) and Farm Friends (Sept. 24, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0312516451) up to age 3. Shaped Board Books presents Santa Express (Aug. 6, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0312516192), ages 1–5. And I Love Animals (Oct. 22, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0312510695) and I Love Trucks (Oct. 22, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0312510718) are new Let’s Go Learning titles, ages 3–6.

Macmillan/Roaring Brook

My Mother Goose: A Collection of Favorite Rhymes, Songs, and Concepts by David McPhail (Oct. 8, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1596435261). An anthology. Ages 2–5.

I See Kitty by Yasmine Surovec (Sept. 24, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1596438620). In this debut picture book, a girl wants a cat so badly that sees one everywhere she looks. Ages 3–6.

What If You Met a Cowboy? by Jan Adkins (Aug. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1596431492) explores the dirty, dusty, dangerous world of cowboys. Ages 6–9.

How Big Were Dinosaurs? by Lita Judge (Aug. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1596437197) positions dinosaurs next to modern animals to give a sense of their size. Ages 6–9.

When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop by Laban Carrick Hill, illus. by Theodore Taylor III (Aug. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1596435407) introduces Clive Campbell, the DJ credited with creating hip hop music. Ages 6–10.

Leo Geo and the Cosmic Crisis by Jon Chad (Nov. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1596438224) is an interactive comic-style picture-book adventure set in outer space. Ages 7–11.

Jack Strong Takes a Stand by Tommy Greenwald, illus. by Mendes Melissa (Sept. 24, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1596438361). Fed up with being overscheduled, Jack stages a sit-in on the family couch. Ages 8–12.

Buried Beneath Us: Discovering the Ancient Cities of the Americas by Anthony Aveni, illus. by Katherine Roy (Nov. 19, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1596435674) looks at the great civilizations that predated the Europeans’ arrival. Ages 10–14.

The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin (Jan. 21, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1596437968) tells the story of 50 African-American sailors who stood up for their rights and faced mutiny charges during WWII. Ages 10–14.

My Totally Awkward Supernatural Crush by Laura Toffler-Corrie (Aug. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1596437333). In this spoof of the paranormal genre, a dorky girl meets her true love, an angel, at an Outback Steakhouse. Ages 12–up.

Maybe Tonight? by Bridie Clark (Aug. 6, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1596438163) launches the Snap Decision series, which invites the reader to decide which risks to take while navigating the social scene of an elite boarding school. Ages 12–up.

Macmillan/Roaring Brook/First Second

Fairy Tale Comics: Classic Tales Told by Extraordinary Cartoonists, ed. by Chris Duffy (Sept. 24, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1596438231) features 17 tales from around the world retold in comics format. Ages 6–12.

Battling Boy by Paul Pope (Oct. 8, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1596431454) is a middle-grade adventure that pits the young god Battling Boy against a planet of monsters. Ages 10–15.

Boxers (Sept. 10, paper, $18.99, ISBN 978-1596433595) and Saints (Sept. 10, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1596436893), both by Gene Luen Yang, tell the story of China’s Boxer Rebellion from two points of view: that of a young man who joins the rebellion, and that of a Chinese girl who converts to Catholicism. Ages 12–up.

Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff (Aug. 27, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1596438132) follows globe-trotting troublemaker Delilah in 19th-century Turkey. Ages 12–up.

Macmillan/Roaring Brook/Porter

Hello, My Name Is Ruby by Philip C. Stead (Sept. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1596438095) introduces a small bird looking for a friend in the big world. Ages 2–6.

A Single Pebble: A Story of the Silk Road by Bonnie Christensen (Oct. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1596437159). In ninth-century China, a girl sends a jade pebble to travel with her father along the Silk Road. Ages 3–7.

The Crocodile and the Scorpion by Ed Emberley and Rebecca Emberley (Oct. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1596434943) is a spin on a folktale. Ages 3–7.

Musk Ox Counts by Erin Cabatingan, illus. by Matthew Myers (Sept. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1596437982) brings the antics of A Is for Musk Ox to numbers. Ages 5–7.

Herman and Rosie by Gus Gordon (Oct. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1596438569) is a tale of a friendship that begins amid the rhythms of New York City. Ages 7–10.

The Mad Potter: George E. Ohr, Eccentric Genius by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan (Oct. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1596438101) profiles the Civil War-era artist. Ages 7–12.


Bad Kitty adds Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble by Nick Bruel (Dec. 1, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1596436718), ages 7–10.

Magination Press

(Dist. by American Psychological Assoc.)

Oh No, School! by Hae-Kyung Chang, illus. by Josée Bisaillon (Aug. 13, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1433813337). Holly no longer wants to go to school, but with gentle reassurances from her mother she tries again. Ages 3–6.

A Happy Hat by Cecil Kim, illus. by Joo-Kyung Kim (Sept. 17, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1433813375; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1433813382) helps children develop resiliency and learn to bounce back when times are tough. Ages 4–8.

Visiting Feelings by Lauren Rubenstein (Sept. 17, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1433813399) encourages children to treat their feelings like guests. Ages 4–8.

Learning to Feel Good and Stay Cool: Emotional Regulation Tools for Kids with AD/HD by Judith Glasser and Kathleen Nadeau, illus. by Charles Beyl (Aug. 13, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1433813429; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1433813436) is a guide for parents and children with ADHD. Ages 6–11.

What to Do When It’s Not Fair: A Kid’s Guide to Handling Envy and Jealousy by Jacqueline Toner and Claire Freeland, illus. by Dave Thompson (Sept. 17, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1433813412) introduces kids to strategies that can help them understand and deal with these feelings. Ages 8–12.

School Made Easier: A Kid’s Guide to Study Strategies and Anxiety-Busting Tools by Wendy Moss and Robin Deluca-Acconi (Aug. 13, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-143813351; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1433813368) teaches students how to avoid becoming emotionally overwhelmed. Ages 8–13.


(Dist. by Random House)

The Treasures of Venice Pop-up by Dario Cestaro and Paola Zaffoli (Sept. 10, hardcover, $22.50, ISBN 978-8831715027) offers a tour of monuments and highlights. Ages 10–up.

McSweeney’s McMullens

(Dist. by PGW)

Crabtree by Tucker Nichols and Jon Nichols (Aug. 13, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1936365821). This debut features Augustus Crabtree’s epic search for his teeth through his jam-packed home. Ages 4–8.

Recipe by Angela Petrella, illus. by Jack Teagle (Aug. 13, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1936365845). Kristen tries to make dinner, despite her lack of cooking skills. Ages 4–8.

Momo by Michael Ende, illus. by Marcel Dzama (Aug. 13, hardcover, $23, ISBN 978-1938073144) is a 40th-anniversary edition of this fantasy tale, its first U.S. publication in 25 years. Ages 12–up.

Medallion Press

(Dist. by IPG)

Canary by Rachele Alpine (Aug. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1605425870). In this debut novel, a teen struggles with what to do after she’s assaulted by her boyfriend’s teammate at a party. Ages 12–up.

The Beasts of Upton Puddle by Simon West-Bulford (Sept. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1605425207). Joe takes a job at eccentric Mrs. Merrynether’s unusual veterinary practice in this fantasy. Ages 12–up.

Fabrick by Andrew Post (Nov. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1605425016). Clyde joins forces with others who have magical abilities. Ages 12–up.


The Seven Stars concludes with The Grey Star by James Bartholomeusz (Dec. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1605427003), ages 12–up.

Mercer University Press

The Seventh Mirror by Terry Kay (Sept. 1, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-0881464528) is a middle-grade novel about magic and self-discovery. Ages 10–15.

Milkweed Editions

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Waiting for the Queen: A Novel of Early America by Joanna Higgins (Sept. 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1571317001). Eugenie, an escapee from the French Revolution, and Hannah, a Quaker girl, become friends when they unite in the cause against slavery in 18th-century Pennsylvania. Ages 8–13.


(Dist. by IPG)

Endless by Amanda Gray (Sep. 10, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-0988340954). Jenny learns that the boy of her dreams belongs to her past life as a Romanov princess, and is running out of time to be reunited with her. Ages 12–up.

Very Superstitious: Myths, Legends and Tales of Superstition, ed. by Georgia McBride (Oct. 15, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-0988340947) is an anthology of dark tales from various YA authors including Mari Mancusi, Jackie Morse Kessler, and Shannon Delany. Ages 13–up.

Scion of the Sun by Nicola Marsh (Nov. 5, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-0985029432). A girl becomes a pawn in a dark ruler’s plan to destroy everything she holds dear. Ages 13–up.

Dead Jed: Adventures of a Middle School Zombie by Scott Craven (Dec. 3, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-0985327811). Jed Rivers learns to fit in, stand up to bullies, and eradicate stereotypes—despite being a zombie. Ages 10–up

The Night Has Teeth by Kat Kruger (Dec 3, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1939765628). A teenage boy must choose sides in the battle between born werewolves and those who are bitten. Ages 13–up.

Life, A.D. (Life, After Dez) by Michelle Reed (Dec. 10, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-0988340916). A newly dead girl learns how to navigate the afterlife. Ages 13–up.

The Museum of Modern Art

(Dist. by Abrams)

Young Frank, Architect by Frank Viva (Sept. 17, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0870708930). A boy and his architect grandfather visit the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Ages 3–7.