Fall 2022 Children's Announcements: Publishers M
Sep 23, 2023
Macmillan/Farrar, Straus and Giroux
The Bears Shared by Kim Norman, illus. by David Walker (Jan. 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38904-8), is a cumulative rhyming tale about how animals find home and family in nature. Ages 3–6.
Here with Me by David Walker (Nov. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38929-1) focuses on the everlasting bonds of love. Ages 3–6.
I Am Picky: Confessions of a Fussy Eater by Kristen Tracy, illus. by Erin Kraan (Oct. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38954-3), spotlights the ups and downs of a raccoon who is a self-proclaimed picky eater. Ages 3–6.
Season of Light by Jess Redman, illus. by Ramona Kaulitzki (Sept. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31460-6), showcases the Christmas traditions that make the season a time of joy, love, faith, and light. Ages 3–6.
What’s Up, Pup? How Our Furry Friends Communicate and What They Are Saying by Kersten Hamilton, illus. by Lili Chin (Nov. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38919-2), explores the many ways that dogs express themselves. Ages 3–6.
A Book, Too, Can Be a Star: The Story of Madeleine L’Engle and the Making of a Wrinkle in Time by Charlotte Jones Voiklis and Jennifer Adams, illus. by Adelina Lirius (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38848-5), chronicles the life and work of the beloved author and encourages children to lead a creative, inquisitive life. Ages 4–8.
Brown Is Beautiful by Supriya Kelkar, illus. by Noor Sofi (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38952-9). On a hike with her grandparents, an Indian American girl makes note of all the things in nature that are brown, too, and collects mementos to show her baby brother. Ages 4–8.
The Christmas Book Flood by Emily Kilgore, illus. by Kitty Moss (Nov. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38899-7), introduces the Icelandic tradition of giving books to loved ones for Christmas. Ages 4–8.
She Sang for India: How M.S. Subbulakshmi Used Her Voice for Change by Suma Subramaniam, illus. by Shreya Gupta (Nov. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38874-4), profiles Subbulakshmi, a powerful Indian singer who advocated for justice and peace through song. Ages 4–8.
Tomorrow Is New Year’s Day: Seollal, a Korean Celebration of the Lunar New Year by Aram Kim (Dec. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38928-4). Mina can’t wait to share the customs of Seollal with her friends at school. Ages 4–8.
Warrior Princess: The Story of Khutulun by Sally Deng (Aug. 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38838-6) follows Khutulun, great-great granddaughter of Genghis Khan, as she learns to defy expectations and remain true to herself by becoming commander of the Khan’s army. Ages 5–7.
Adrift by Tanya Guerrero (Sept. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38965-9). The resilience of two biracial Filipino cousins is tested when one of them is lost at sea. Ages 8–12.
Marikit and the Ocean of Stars by Caris Avendaño Cruz (Oct. 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38909-3). Ten-year-Marikit embarks on a quest in a world of gods and spirits inspired by Filipino folklore to save her family from a sinister shadow god. Ages 8–12.
Ruby Finley vs. the Interstellar Invasion by K. Tempest Bradford (Sept. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38879-9). Budding entomologist Ruby, a Black 10-year-old, finds the weirdest bug she’s ever seen—and it seems to have special powers. Ages 8–12.
Where the Lost Ones Go by Akemi Dawn Bowman (Oct. 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31377-7). A 12-year-old biracial Japanese American girl grieves the loss of her beloved grandmother and attempts to contact her beyond the grave. Ages 8–12.
Mr. Lincoln Sits for His Portrait: The Story of a Photograph That Became an American Icon by Leonard S. Marcus (Jan. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30348-8) investigates the story behind the famous photo of Lincoln reading to his son Tad, which captures a father’s feeling for his child, and spotlights books as a binding force between generations. Ages 10–12.
Call Him Jack: The Story of Jackie Robinson, Black Freedom Fighter by Yohuru Williams and Michael G. Long (Sept. 20, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38995-6) depicts this barrier-breaking American hero as a lifelong, proud fighter for Black justice and civil rights. Ages 10–14.
My Selma: Stories of a Southern Childhood at the Height of the Civil Rights Movement by Willie Mae Brown (Jan. 3, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-39023-5). Brown mixes family stories from childhood into her portrayal of what it was like to be 12 years old as the civil rights movement and fight for voter rights unfold her in hometown. Ages 10–14.
Crafting Change: Handmade Activism, Past and Present by Jessica Vitkus (Oct. 18, $24.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-374-31332-6) explores craftivism—the intersection of handicraft and activism—and aims to encourage young creators while providing meaningful historical context. Ages 12 and up.
Don’t Look Back: A Memoir of War, Survival, and My Journey from Sudan to America by Achut Deng and Keely Hutton (Oct. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38972-7). Deng shares how she overcame many horrific challenges as she lived as an orphaned refugee in Africa and as she started a new life in the U.S. Ages 12 and up.
Duet by Phillip Hoose (Sept. 13, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38877-5) presents the story of the little-known partnership between humans and mockingbirds, both scientifically and culturally, over the centuries. Ages 12 and up.
The Hunger Between Us by Marina Scott (Nov. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-39006-8). A girl is determined to survive during the Nazi siege of Leningrad—and to save her best friend from a horrible fate. Ages 12 and up.
House of Yesterday by Deeba Zargarpur (Nov. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38870-6) journeys into the grief that lingers through generations of immigrant families, and what it means to confront the ghosts of your past. Ages 14 and up.
Saints of the Household by Ari Tison (Jan. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38949-9). Told in alternating points of view using vignettes and poems, this debut follows two Bribri American brothers in a drama about brotherhood, abuse, recovery, and doing the right thing. Ages 14 and up.
Escargot slides into the spotlight for Love, Escargot by Dashka Slater, illus. by Sydney Hanson (Nov. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-374-31426-2), ages 4–8. And Jasmine Toguchi returns in Jasmine Toguchi, Brave Explorer by Debbi Michiko Florence, illus. by Elizabet Vukovic (Sept. 27, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38932-1), ages 6–9.
Titles in Spanish
Con Cuba en el bolsillo (Cuba in My Pocket) (Sept. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-39085-3) and El eclipse total de Néstor López (The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez) (Sept. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-39084-6) by Adrianna Cuevas, trans. by Alexis Romay, ages 8–12.
Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends
The Adventures of Qai Qai by Serena Williams, illus. by Yesenia Moises (Sept. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-83140-8). Baby Girl learns to believe in herself with the help of her doll and best friend, Qai Qai. Ages 2–5.
Celebrate! A Happy Book of Firsts by Janet Lawler, illus. by Brittany Baugus (Oct. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-80686-4), focuses on life’s milestones, how we celebrate, and wondering what else we might accomplish in our lives as we grow. Ages 2–5.
Con Pollo: A Bilingual Playtime Adventure by Jimmy Fallon and Jennifer Lopez, illus. by Andrea Campos (Oct. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-83041-8) introduces a friendly chicken who wants to play all day—and basic Spanish vocabulary. Ages 2–5.
Evergreen by Matthew Cordell (Jan. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31717-9). Evergreen, a timid squirrel, makes a brave journey to help a relative who is ill. Ages 2–5.
We Are Allies! by Taimani Emerald (Jan. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-82858-3) shows young readers what being an ally and pledging support to those in need looks like. Ages 2–5.
A Gift of Feathers by Ken Schept, illus. by Romina Galotta (Jan. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-83804-9), tells a tale about the power of remembrance and intergenerational tradition. Ages 3–6.
Madame Alexander: The Creator of the Iconic American Doll by Susan Goldman Rubin, illus. by Sarah Dvojack (Oct. 18, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-13859-0), delves into the life story of Alexander and what inspired the famous doll creator. Ages 3–6.
Kobe Eats Pizza! by Ashley Wian, illus. by Joy Ang (Nov. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-80685-7). Based on the internet sensation Kobe Eats, Kobe pulls together all the ingredients to help make dinner for his family. Ages 4–8.
You Matter to Me by Doyin Richards, illus. by Robert Paul Jr. (Nov. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-83448-5). A dog describes what it’s like to go on walks with his Black owner and wishes that people would see his human as he does: with love. Ages 4–8.
Odder by Katherine Applegate, illus. by Charles Santoso (Sept. 20, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-14742-4), features a remarkable sea otter, and is inspired by the true story of a Monterey Bay Aquarium program that pairs orphaned otter pups with surrogate mothers. Ages 8–12.
Stinetinglers: All New Stories by the Master of Scary Tales by R.L. Stine (Aug. 30, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-83627-4) offers 10 new chilling tales. Ages 8–12.
We Are All So Good at Smiling by Amber McBride (Jan. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-78038-6) is a YA novel in verse about clinical depression and healing from trauma. Ages 12–17.
Dream to Me by Megan Paasch (Jan. 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81705-1). After moving to an inherited estate in a small town, Eva must unearth the magic tied to her family history and confront the guilt that has been haunting her since her father’s death. Ages 13 and up.
Opening My Eyes Underwater: Essays on Hope, Humanity, and Our Hero Michelle Obama by Ashley Woodfolk (Sept. 27, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24037-8) delivers a collection of essays inspired by the life and quotations of former first lady Michelle Obama. Ages 13 and up.
Princess of Souls by Alexandra Christo (Oct. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-84174-2). This twist on the “Rapunzel” tale features a teen who is groomed to steal souls for an immortal king and the reckless, rebellious boy to whom her fate is tied. Ages 13 and up.
The Sunbearer Trials by Aiden Thomas (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-82213-0) kicks off a Mexican-inspired fantasy duology in which teen semidioses compete in a series of challenges with the highest of stakes. Ages 13 and up.
A Venom Dark and Sweet by Judy I. Lin (Aug. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76710-3) concludes the Book of Tea duology, in which a young tea-maker may be the only one who can stop an evil darkness from spreading throughout her homeland. Ages 13 and up.
We Are the Scribes by Randi Pink (Oct. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-82031-0). Young writer Ruth begins to find her activist voice when she is visited by the ghost of Harriet Jacobs, an enslaved woman. Ages 13 and up.
Agent Moose opens a new investigation in Operation Owl by Mo O’Hara, illus. by Jess Bradley (Aug. 2, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22225-1), ages 6–9. Treehouse Books builds with Tales from the Treehouse: Too Silly to Be Told... Until Now! by Andy Griffiths, illus. by Terry Denton (Sept. 20, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-85014-0), ages 6–10. And Glam Prix Racers by Deanna Kent, illus. by Neil Hooson, zooms along with Fast to the Finish! (Oct. 25, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-250-26542-5), ages 7–10.
Gilded Duology by Marissa Meyer concludes with Cursed (Nov. 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-61891-7), ages 12 and up. Remixed Classics by Anna-Marie McLemore ramps up with Self-Made Boys: A Great Gatsby Remix (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77493-4), ages 13 and up. And Ink, Iron, and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare expands with In the City of Time (Nov. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23074-4), ages 14 and up.
Prunella and the Cursed Skull Ring by Matthew Loux (Oct. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-16261-8). When Prunella finds a skull-shaped ring that turns her into a skeleton girl, she must find a way to reverse the curse. Ages 6–10.
Frizzy by Claribel A. Ortega, illus. by Rose Bousamra (Oct. 18, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-250-25962-2; $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-250-25963-9). Marlene stops straightening her hair and embraces her natural curls. Ages 8–12.
The Wondrous Wonders by Camille Jourdy (Nov. 1, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79911-1). Hurt by her parents’ recent divorce and struggling to accept her new stepmother and sisters, a girl decides to run away and make a new life for herself in the forest. Ages 8–12.
Shuna’s Journey by Hayao Miyazaki (Nov. 1, $27.99, ISBN 978-1-250-84652-5) presents a manga title by the Japanese animator, never-before-published in English, about a prince on a quest for a golden grain that would save his land. Ages 9 and up.
Ride On by Faith Erin Hicks (Aug. 16, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77281-7). Twelve-year-old Victoria, burned out from the high-pressure world of riding competitions, embarks on a quest to find happiness. Ages 10–14.
Improve: How I Discovered Improv and Conquered Social Anxiety by Alex Graudins (Sept. 6, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20822-4) describes the author’s efforts to overcome her social anxiety by learning to perform improv comedy. Ages 14 and up.
Blue, Barry & Pancakes by Dan and Jason grows with Big Time Trouble (Jan. 3, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81697-9), ages 4–8. Kitty Sweet Tooth hits her mark in Kitty Sweet Tooth Makes a Movie by Abby Denson, illus. by Utomaru (Oct. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19678-1), ages 6–10. Nico Bravo returns in Nico Bravo and the Trial of Vulcan by Mike Cavallaro (Aug. 9, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22045-5), ages 6–10. Joining Investigators by John Patrick Green is Heist and Seek (Sept. 27, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-250-84988-5), ages 7–10. Maker Comics adds Design a Game! by Bree Wolf and Jesse Fuchs, illus. by Wolf (Nov. 15, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-250-75051-8), ages 8–13. And History Comics issues Rosa Parks and Claudette Colvin: Civil Rights Heroes by Tracey Baptiste, illus. by Shauna J. Grant (Jan. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-17421-5) and The Transcontinental Railroad: Crossing the Divide by Andy Hirsch (Oct. 25, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79476-5), ages 9–13.
At Midnight: 15 Beloved Fairy Tales Reimagined, ed. by Dahlia Adler (Nov. 22, $19.99, ISBN 978-125-02684-26) is a collection of original and retold fairy tales from 15 acclaimed and bestselling YA writers. Ages 12–18.
The Ballad of Never After by Stephanie Garber (Sept. 13, $19.99, ISBN 978-125-02684-26). In this sequel to Once Upon a Broken Heart, now that she’s discovered her own magic, Evangeline believes she can use it to restore the chance at happily ever after that Jacks stole away; but when a new terrifying curse is revealed, Evangeline finds herself entering into a tenuous partnership with the Prince of Hearts again. Ages 13–18.
Rabbit! Rabbit! Rabbit! by Lorna Scobie (Jan. 17, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-250-87096-4). Rabbit loves having everything—its flower, carrots, and stretching area—to itself, but then its new siblings arrive. Ages up to 3.
One White Crane: A Bilingual Counting Book of the Months by Vickie Lee, illus. by Joey Chou (Dec. 13, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-250-80151-7), takes readers through the months of the year as each month focuses on a different animal. Ages up to 4.
All That Is You by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Devon Holzwarth (Aug. 16, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-702-3), is a picture book ode to the intergenerational bonds of love and joy shared between family and friends. Ages 2–6.
Santa Jaws by Bridget Heos, illus. by Galia Bernstein (Sept. 13, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-250-87095-7). Every year, Santa Jaws boards a sleigh pulled by hammerheads and delivers presents to his fellow sharks, spreading cheer wherever he goes. Ages 3–6.
Blood! Not Just a Vampire Drink by Stacy McAnulty, illus. by Shawna J.C. Tenney (Aug. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-30405-6). With a little help from a friend, a vampire realizes that blood isn’t just a beverage. Ages 4–8.
The Christmas Princess by Mariah Carey and Michaela Angela Davis, illus. by Fuuji Takashi (Nov. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-83711-0). In this picture book by singer-songwriter Carey, Little Mariah, feeling outcast and alone, sets off on a wintry, wondrous journey, ultimately discovering the healing power of her voice to spread the spirit of Christmas. Ages 4–8.
Marcel’s Masterpiece: How a Toilet Shaped the History of Art by Jeff Mack, (Aug. 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77716-4) takes a closer look at artist Marcel Duchamp and how he turned a toilet into a famous work of art. Ages 4–8.
Me Gusta by Angela Dominguez (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81854-6) celebrates Latinx families and the love between parent and child. Ages 4–8.
The Very Merry Poop Christmas by Samantha Berger, illus. by Manny Galán (Sept. 13, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-250-83710-3), Santa makes the best of things when children from all over have poop-ified their Christmas wish lists. Ages 4–8.
A Song for the Unsung: Bayard Rustin, the Man Behind the 1963 March on Washington by Carole Boston Weatherford and Rob Sanders, illus. by Byron McCray (Nov. 8, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77950-2), introduces the gay Black man who orchestrated the March on Washington in 1963. Ages 6–10.
The British Are Coming (young readers ed.) by Rick Atkinson (Aug. 23, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-80058-9) highlights key battles of the American Revolution that led to the creation of the United States. Ages 8–12.
A Field Guide to Mermaids by Emily B. Martin (Sept. 27, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79432-1) is a magical guide to the mermaids that inhabit our ponds, streams, and oceans, based on real ecological details. Ages 8–12.
How to Be True by Daisy May Johnson (Sept. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-84045-5). Free-spirited Edie and a group of friends from her new British boarding school take her hometown of Paris by storm. Ages 8–12.
The Midnight Children by Dan Gemeinhart (Aug. 30, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19672-9) focuses on a family of young runaways who take up residence in a small town and the outcast boy who finds his voice and his people. Ages 8–12.
Mihi Ever After by Tae Keller, illus. by Geraldine Rodríguez (Nov. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81431-9), follows three girls who fall into a fairy tale world and can’t decide whether to stay or escape. Ages 8–12.
Unbreakable: The Spies Who Cracked the Nazis’ Secret Code by Rebecca E.F. Barone (Oct. 25, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81420-3) relates the true story of the codebreakers, spies, and navy men who decoded the Nazis’ Enigma encryption machine and turned the tide of WWII. Ages 10–14.
Afterlove by Tanya Byrne (Sept. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-86561-8). When Ash becomes a grim reaper, she must figure out what the future holds—especially when it comes to the girlfriend she left behind. Ages 14 and up.
Lord of the Fly Fest by Goldy Moldavsky (Aug. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-23012-6). This thriller involving a true-crime podcast centers on an exclusive music fest gone wrong. Ages 14 and up.
Promise Boys by Nick Brooks (Jan. 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-86697-4). Three students of color at Urban Promise Prep School must investigate their principal’s murder to clear their own names. Ages 14 and up.
Little Vehicles by Margery Cuyler, illus. by Bob Kolar, revs up with The Little Fire Truck (Sept. 20, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-250-86987-6), ages up to 4. Badly Drawn Horse gallops along with Randy, the Badly Drawn Reindeer! by T.L. McBeth (Nov. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-26384-1), ages 4–8. Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet by Jacqueline Kelly, illus. by Jennifer L. Meyer, grows with Goats for Christmas (Sept. 13, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-879-2), ages 7–10.
New to True Rescue is Rescue of the Bounty: A True Story of Heroism in Superstorm Sandy (young readers ed.) by Michael J. Tougias and Douglas Campbell (Sept. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-83139-2), ages 9–13. The Shadows of Rookhaven by Pádraig Kenny, illus. by Annie Carbonneau-Leclerc (Sept. 20, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-62396-6), joins Monsters of Rookhaven, ages 10–14. The Teddies Saga by Daniel Kraus, illus. by Rovina Cai, gains They Set the Fire (Jan. 10, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22444-6), ages 10–14. And World at the Lake’s Edge Duology by Lyndall Clipstone ends with Forestfall (Sept. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-75341-0), ages 14 and up.
Buzzkill: Fighting Insect Extinction from the Ground Up by Brenna Maloney, illus. by Dave Mottram (Oct. 11, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-80103-6), covers weird facts about insects, as well as their possible extinction and ways people can help prevent their decline. Ages 10–14.
An Arctic Story by Jane Burnard (Oct. 11, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7846-2) leads readers on a winter journey from the outer edge of the Arctic Circle to the North Pole alongside the wildlife, plants, weather, and landscapes native to the area. Ages 6–9.
Amazing Machines expands with Snow Machines by Tony Mitton (Oct. 25, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7839-4), ages 3–5. Basher Mini by Simon Basher picks up Chess: It’s Got All the Best Moves! (Oct. 25, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7876-9), ages 9–11. And new to Everyday STEM are Civil Engineering by Jenny Jacoby (Oct. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7823-3) and Amazing Math (Oct. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7842-4), ages 9–11.
Aliens: Join the Scientists Searching Space for Extraterrestrial Life by Joalda Morancy, illus. by Amy Grimes (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68449-253-4), sorts myths from facts about the existence of aliens. Ages 8–10.
Day in the Life ramps up with Horses: What Do Wild Horses Like Mustangs and Ponies Get Up to All Day? by Carly Anne York, illus. by Chaaya Prabhat (Sept. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68449-250-3), ages 6–8. Young Zoologist greets African Elephant: A First Field Guide to the Big-Eared Giant of the Savanna by Festus W. Ihwagi, illus. by Nic Jones (Sept. 6, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68449-252-7), and Emperor Penguin: A First Field Guide to the Flightless Bird from Antarctica by Michelle Larue, illus. by Pham Quang Phuc (Sept. 6, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68449-251-0), ages 6–8. And Tales of adds Tales of the Prehistoric World: Adventures from the Land of the Dinosaurs by Kallie Moore, illus. by Becky Thorns (Sept. 27, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-68449-254-1), ages 8–10.
Farm Sweet Farm by Roger Priddy (Jan. 3, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-269-5). This trip to the barnyard launches a lift-the-flap series. Ages 1–4.
Joining Chunky Set is Little Cuties (Nov. 1, $5.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-248-0), ages up to 2. My Best Friend Is a Giraffe (Oct. 4, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-174-2) and My Best Friend Is a Dinosaur (Oct. 4, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-173-5) are new to My Best Friend Is..., ages up to 2. Baby Touch and Feel issues Baby Animals (Jan. 3, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-270-1) and Zoo Babies (Jan. 3, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-298-5), ages up to 3. See, Touch, Feel presents Animals (Jan. 3, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-262-6), Farm (Jan. 3, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-265-7), Numbers (Jan. 3, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-264-0), and Words (Jan. 3, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-263-3), ages up to 3. And Night Night Books gains Night Night Santa (Sept. 6, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-238-1), ages 1–3.
What Can You Hear? pricks up its ears for In the City (Sept. 6, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-234-3 and Construction (Sept. 6, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-241-1), ages 1–4. Pop Up Places welcomes Trucks (Sept. 6, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-239-8), ages 3–5. Slide Through revs up with All Aboard the Busy Tractor (Sept. 6, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-68449-240-4), ages 3–5. And Priddy Explorers greets Dinosaurs (Oct. 4, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68449-243-5) and Space (Oct. 4, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-68449-242-8), ages 4–6.
Amor Is to Love You by Susie Jaramillo (Nov. 8, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-945635-72-4). Readers can sing and learn about what it means to love, in both English and Spanish. Ages up to 6.
Basketball Dreams by Chris Paul, illus. by Courtney Lovett (Jan. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81003-8). NBA All-Star Paul shares how he chased his basketball dreams supported by the lessons he learned both on and off the court from his beloved grandfather, Papa Chilly. Ages 3–6.
If Dinosaurs Had Hair by Dan Marvin, illus. by Lesley Vamos (Oct. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79256-3), imagines what dinosaurs might have looked like if they had lusciously stylized ’dos. Ages 3–6.
My Football Family by Andy Holloway, illus. by Honee Jang (Aug. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-84715-7). Fantasy football podcaster Holloway offers an ode to family, fandom, and football. Ages 3–6.
Seeds of Change by Nina Laden, illus. by Sawyer Cloud (Jan. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81007-6). In Madagascar, a girl rallies her community to plant a garden in an area blighted by drought and stands by the project when things go devastatingly wrong. Ages 3–6.
What Are You? by Christian Trimmer, illus. by Mike Curato (Oct. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-78602-9). This story of a puggle and two poodle friends explores questions of race and identity. Ages 3–6.
Sprout Branches Out by Jessika Von Innerebner (Jan. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-84878-9). Sprout the plant needs to venture out to the wild woods, the wise forest, and the lush jungle to find what she needs to thrive. Ages 3–7.
Blurp’s Book of Manners by Cindy Derby (Dec. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81035-9). When etiquette coach Ms. Picklepop teeters off her stool and spills a bucket of paint, a creature emerges and becomes a friend. Ages 3–8.
The Coquíes Still Sing: A Story of Home, Hope, and Rebuilding by Karina Nicole González, illus. by Krystal Quiles (Aug. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-78718-7). Elena and her neighbors rebuild their Puerto Rican community following Hurricane Maria. Ages 4–8.
Off the Wall by Theodore Taylor (Oct. 11, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-294-1). A child discovers all of the beauty—and art—her new neighborhood has to offer. Ages 4–8.
Until Someone Listens: A Story About Borders, Family, and One Girl’s Mission by Estela Juarez and Lissette Norman, illus. by Teresa Martínez (Sept. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-83212-2), reveals the true story of a girl finding her voice and using it to make change after her mother is deported to Mexico. Ages 4–8.
Choosing Brave: How Mamie Till-Mobley and Emmett Till Sparked the Civil Rights Movement by Angela Joy, illus. by Janelle Washington (Aug. 9, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-22095-0), is a picture book biography about the mother of Emmett Till, and how she channeled grief over her son’s death into a call to action. Ages 6–10.
Nowhere Better Than Here by Sarah Guillory (Sept. 20, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-82426-4). In a Louisiana town slowly being destroyed by rising tides, one girl must fight to find a way to keep her community’s spirit from drowning. Ages 8–12.
Secrets of Stone and Sea by Allison K. Hymas (Oct. 18, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79947-0). When 12-year-old identical twins Peter and Kai spend the summer in the town of Seaspire, ancient legends pit them against a furious sea creature with the power to destroy worlds and sink cities. Ages 8–12.
The Two Wrong Halves of Ruby Taylor by Amanda Panitch (Aug. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-24513-7). Ruby suspects her grandmother doesn’t think she’s Jewish enough in this exploration of mixed families, identity, hundred-year-old curses, and standing up for yourself against your loved ones. Ages 8–12.
The Lost Year by Katherine Marsh (Jan. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-31360-7) presents a survival story that traces a harrowing family secret back to the Holodomor, a terrible famine that devastated Soviet Ukraine in the 1930s. Ages 10–14.
Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon (graphic novel ed.) by Steve Sheinkin, illus. by Nick Bertozzi (Jan. 24, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20673-2) reveals the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the atomic bomb. Ages 10 and up.
Strike the Zither by Joan He (Oct. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-25858-8). In this fantasy about found family, rivals, and questions of identity, He reimagines the Three Kingdoms, the first of the Four Classics of Chinese Literature. Ages 12–17.
Doomed: Sacco, Vanzetti, and the End of the American Dream by John Florio and Ouisie Shapiro (Oct. 25, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-62193-1) follows the case of Sacco and Vanzetti, two Italian immigrants executed for murder in 1920s Massachusetts. Ages 12 and up.
Demon in the Wood (graphic novel) by Leigh Bardugo, illus. by Dani Pendergast (Sept. 27, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-250-62464-2), is the prequel to the fantasy series and Netflix show Shadow and Bone. Ages 14 and up.
We Deserve Monuments by Jas Hammonds (Nov. 29, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81655-9) explores how racial violence can ripple down through generations. Ages 14 and up.
New Nerdy Babies titles by Emmy Kastner are Insects (Aug. 16, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81710-5; $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-250-81711-2) and Rain Forests (Aug. 16, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81708-2; $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-250-81709-9), ages up to 3. Canticos grows with I Love My Mommy by Susie Jaramillo (Nov. 8, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-954689-03-9), ages up to 6. Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel rolls out Bad Kitty Does Not Like Valentine’s Day (Nov. 8, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-250-74995-6), ages 2–5; and Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble (graphic novel) (Dec. 27, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-78239-7), Bad Kitty School Daze (graphic novel) (Dec. 27, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-78238-0) and Bad Kitty: Supercat (graphic novel) (Dec. 27, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-74998-7), ages 7–10.
Anzu the Great Kaiju by Benson Shum adds Anzu the Great Listener (Jan. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-77613-6), ages 4–8. Fart Quest delivers The Troll’s Toe Cheese by Aaron Reynolds, illus. by Cam Kendell (Sept. 20, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-20646-6), ages 8–12. Hispanic Star, celebrating Hispanic and Latinx heroes, launches with Celia Cruz by Claudia Romo Edelman and William Alexander, illus. by Alexandra Beguez (Sept. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-82812-5) and Roberto Clemente by Edelman and Sara Echenique, illus. by Manuel Gutierrez (Sept. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-82808-8), ages 8–12. And Chronicles of Never After by Melissa de la Cruz continues with Never After: The Broken Mirror (Dec. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-82725-8), ages 10–14.
Titles in Spanish
Te quiero, Mamá (I Love My Mommy) by Susie Jaramillo (Nov. 8, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-250-86017-0), ages up to 6. Hasta que alguien me escuche: Una historia sobre las fronteras, la familia y la misión de una niña (Until Someone Listens: A Story About Borders, Family, and One Girl’s Mission) by Estela Juarez and Lissette Norman, illus. by Teresa Martínez, trans. by Cecilia Molinari (Sept. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-85979-2); and Los coquíes aún cantan: Un cuento sobre hogar, esperanza y reconstrucción (The Coquíes Still Sing: A Story of Home, Hope, and Rebuilding) by Karina Nicole González, illus. by Krystal Quiles, trans. by Amparo Ortiz (Aug. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-78858-0), ages 4–8.
Stolen City by Elisa A. Bonnin (Sept. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79563-2). Twin thieves attempt to pull off a daring heist in this fantasy adventure. Ages 14 and up.
The Luminaries by Susan Dennard (Nov. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-19404-6) focuses on the magic it takes to face your fears in a nightmare-filled forest, and the mettle required to confront the secrets hiding in the dark corners of your own family. Ages 13 and up.
All of Us Villains by Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman concludes with All of Our Demise (Aug. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-78934-1), ages 13 and up. Wildbound (Aug. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-75224-6) marks the finale of Forestborn by Elayne Audrey Becker, ages 13 and up. And Kingdoms of Sand and Sky by Sarah Henning ends with The King Will Kill You (Aug. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-84103-2), ages 13 and up.
Somebody That I Used to Know by Dana L. Davis (Sept. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5420-3874-4). An aspiring musician is forced to reunite with her ex–best friend—who just happens to be the world’s biggest teen R&B star. Ages 15–17.
Puppy Tale by W. Bruce Cameron wags along with Lacey’s Story (Aug. 30, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-16340-0), ages 8–12.
Begin Again by Emma Lord (Jan. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-78336-3). Andie Rose has a plan: transfer schools mid-freshman year, become an iconic self-help figure, and create a lasting impression on the world, just like her beloved talk-radio host mother. Ages 12 and up.
Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win by Susan Azim Boyer (Nov. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-83368-6). Iranian American Jasmine runs for senior class president at her suburban Southern California high school in 1979 as the Iran hostage crisis unfolds. Ages 12 and up.
Saint by Adrienne Young (Nov. 29, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-84676-1). Fisherman Elias is close to fulfillng his father’s dream by getting his own ship and crew when a young dredger from the Unnamed Sea crosses his path and tests his faith. Ages 12 and up.
Swift the Storm, Fierce the Flame by Meg Long (Jan. 17, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-78512-1). Remy is hellbent on finding the friend she lost on a planet that’s on the brink of total corporate destruction. Ages 12 and up.
Three Kisses, One Midnight by Roshani Chokshi, Sandhya Menon, and Evelyn Skye (Aug. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-79723-0). On Halloween, three best friends, known as “The Coven,” brew a love potion and set off to find their forever loves. Ages 12 and up.
I’m the Girl by Courtney Summers (Sept. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-80836-3). When 16-year-old Georgia finds the body of a girl at a members-only resort, she teams up with the girl’s older sister to find the killer, and is thrown into a world of unimaginable privilege and wealth—and the fight for her life. Ages 13 and up.
Immortality: A Love Story by Dana Schwartz (Jan. 3, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-86101-6). In the sequel to gothic romance Anatomy: A Love Story, Hazel and Jack’s search for the immortality cure entangles them more and more with the British court. Ages 13 and up.
Never Ever Getting Back Together by Sophie Gonzales (Dec. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-81916-1). Maya enters a TV dating competition to get revenge on her royal-adjacent ex-boyfriend, and ends up falling for another girl on the show. Ages 14 and up.
Night of the Raven, Dawn of the Dove by Rati Mehrotra (Oct. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-82368-7). Set in an alternate medieval India infested with monsters, a young guardswoman struggles with her unwitting role as a major pawn in the deadly games between two kingdoms. Ages 14 and up.
Scattered Showers by Rainbow Rowell (Nov. 8, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-250-85541-1). Rowell’s first-ever collection contains nine love stories. Ages 14 and up.
The Stars Between Us by Cristin Terrill (Aug. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-78376-9). Viktoria’s impoverished life is turned upside down when she inherits the fortune of one of the richest men in the planetary system, who died under suspicious circumstances. Ages 14 and up.
Sisters of Salem by P.C. and Kristin Cast wraps up with Hex You (Jan. 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-76569-7), ages 12 and up. And Enola Holmes appears in Enola Holmes and the Elegant Escapade by Nancy Springer (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250 -82297-0), ages 13 and up.
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In the Shadow of the Throne by Kate Sheridan, illus. by Gaia Cardinali (Aug. 30, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-952303-25-8). When his younger siblings and parents become too much to bear while on vacation, Jordan tries to get some space, but instead he finds himself dropped into a dangerous fantasy world. Ages 13–17.
Girls Rule: A Collection of Women Who Defied Social Standards by Chiara Pasqualetti Johnson, illus. by Alessandro Ventrella (Sept. 13, $22.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68481-034-5), profiles contemporary women, voices of a generation, who created room for themselves and others in the face of resistance. Ages 14 and up.
The Boy from Mexico: An Immigrant Story of Bravery and Determination by Edward Dennis (Nov. 8, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64250-983-0). Based on a true story, this book follows Isidro, who channels his inner bravery to come to America by himself. Ages 5–8.
Penguin by Andrés Pi Andreu, illus. by Arol (Aug. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64250-933-5). A penguin in Antarctica is determined to remove the dot above the i in his name. Ages 7–10.
The Amoeba Sisters’ Cartoon Guide to Biology: Science Simplified by Sarina Peterson and Brianna Rapini (Aug. 9, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64250-895-6). In this book inspired by the Amoeba Sisters’ YouTube channel, two lovable and goofy amoebas use mnemonics, colorful illustrations, and comics to teach biology concepts. Ages 14–16.
Young Trailblazers by M.J. Fievre gains The Book of Black Heroes and Groundbreakers (Nov. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-64250-782-9), ages 8–12.
Out of the Box by Pippa Chorley, illus. by Danny Deeptown (Oct. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-981-4841-21-4). When Sam receives a curious gift from her grandmother, she launches into an out-of-this-world adventure to save her new friends. Ages 3–5.
Unwrapping the Names of Jesus for Kids by Asheritah Ciuciu (Oct. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8024-2380-1). A girl encounters Jesus as a real person who meets real needs. Ages 5–8.
The Worried Wiseman by Susan Eaddy (Oct. 11, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-64065-490-7). Melchior has the same worrisome dream night after night until he reluctantly leaves the safety of his home and embarks on a journey with his wise camel, Nubia, to follow a newly risen star. Ages 4–8.
The Essential Handbook for Nintendo Switch: Independent and Unofficial (Oct. 4, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-83935-170-9) collects information on the games, hacks, and insider secrets of the Nintendo Switch console. Ages 7–10.
101 Cool Things to Do in Roblox (independent & unofficial ed.): Packed Full of Pro Tricks, Tips and Secrets for the Best Roblox Games! by Kevin Pettman (Aug. 2, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-83935-151-8) is a guide to 100 free experiences in the online gaming platform. Ages 8–12.
Olivia Rodrigo: The Ultimate Fan Book by Malcolm Croft (Oct. 4, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-83861-083-8) details the life and career of pop music sensation Olivia Rodrigo. Ages 10 and up.
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Weird but True offers Birthdays: 300 Fun-tastic Facts to Celebrate (Sept. 6, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4263-7323-7), ages 8–12.
How to Pray: A Guide for Young Explorers by Pete Greig and Gemma Hunt (Oct. 4, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64158-544-6) serves up activities to help children develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of prayer. Ages 8–11.
A Magical Sturgeon by Joseph Dandurand, illus. by Elinor Atkins (Sept. 20, $15.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-88971-390-1). This tale told in the tradition of the Kwantlen people reveals the importance of maintaining a balance and kinship with nature and all living things. Ages 5–8.
Picture Book Science by Laura Perdew, illus. by Lex Cornell, greets five new titles, including Aquatic Adventures: Biome Explorers (Aug. 15, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64741-084-1), Destination Desert: Biome Explorers (Aug. 15, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64741-068-1), Footsteps in the Forests: Biome Explorers (Aug. 15, $9.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64741-072-8), ages 5–8. And Build It Yourself introduces Electricity: Circuits, Static, and Electromagnets with Hands-On Science Activities for Kids by Carmella Van Vleet, illus. by Micah Rauch (Oct. 15, $17.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-64741-006-3), ages 8–12.
Yoga Nidra Lullaby by Rina Deshpande (Oct. 18, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-62317-697-6) gives children a yoga-informed roadmap for settling down before bedtime. Ages 4–8.
The Genius Kid’s Guide to... welcomes The Genius Kid’s Guide to Cats (Aug. 9, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-952455-00-1) and The Genius Kid’s Guide to Dogs (Sept. 6, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-952455-01-8) by Merriam Garcia, and The Genius Kid’s Guide to Sharks by Ethan Pembroke (Oct. 4, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-952455-03-2), ages 9–14.
The Truth About Everything by Bridget Farr (Oct. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-63583-080-4). Homeschooled teenager Lark secretly attends high school, against the wishes of her conspiracy-theorist-Doomsday-prepping parents. Ages 14 and up.
North Star/Focus Readers
Black Voices on Race, written by Black authors and spotlighting figures who have expanded the conversation on race, debuts with eight titles, including Amanda Gorman by Shasta Clinch (Aug. 1, $31.35, ISBN 978-1-63739-264-5), Aretha Franklin by Tamika M. Murray (Aug. 1, $31.35, ISBN 978-1-63739-263-8), and Duke Ellington by Chyina Powell (Aug. 1, $31.35, ISBN 978-1-63739-262-1), ages 8–12.
North Star/Jolly Fish
Flip Turns by Catherine Arguelles (Sept. 13, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63163-635-6). Competitive swimmer Maddie and her teammates investigate who has been sabotaging Maddie’s family-owned pool. Ages 8–12.
Jiu-Jitsu Girl by Jennifer Dutton (Jan. 24, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63163-692-9) explores themes of friendship, body image, and self-acceptance. Ages 8–14.
Daisy Woodworm Changes the World by Melissa Hart (Nov. 8, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63163-637-0). When 13-year-old Daisy gets a school assignment to “change the world for the better,” she’s determined to help her older brother, Sorrel—who has Down syndrome and adores men’s fashion—fulfill his dream of becoming a YouTube celebrity. Ages 14 and up.
The Eastside Extra by Anita Storey, illus. by Nathalie Ortega, adds How Did We Get Here? Exploring the Ancestry of Eastside Residents (Sept. 1, $27.13, ISBN 978-1-63163-642-4), Public Funding, Public Decisions: How Eastside Schools Spend Their Money (Sept. 1, $27.13, ISBN 978-1-63163-646-2), Still Serving: The Inside Scoop on One Veteran’s Life (Sept. 1, $27.13, ISBN 978-1-63163-650-9), and Why Is Our Lake Off-Limits? Inside Eastside’s Polluted History (Sept. 1, $27.13, ISBN 978-1-63163-654-7), ages 8–12. New to Histronauts is A Greek Adventure by Frances Durkin, illus. by Grace Cooke (Sept. 1, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-63163-677-6), ages 8–12. And sports-centric series In the Clutch issues Envy on the Ice by Todd Kortemeier (Sept. 1, $25.70, ISBN 978-1-63163-661-5), Gridiron Grit by J.N. Kelly (Sept. 1, $25.70, ISBN 978-1-63163-665-3), Keeper Courage by Michelle L. Brown (Sept. 1, $25.70, ISBN 978-1-63163-669-1), and The Slugger’s Shadow by Bob Temple (Sept. 1, $25.70, ISBN 978-1-63163-673-8), ages 8–12.
The Twilight Library by Carmen Oliver, illus. by Miren Asiain Lora (Sept. 6, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4496-4). An eight-legged librarian weaves bedtime stories for the creatures of the night. Ages 4–8.
The Golden Age: Ovid’s Meta-morphoses by Ovid and Heinz Janisch, trans. by Ana Sender (Oct. 4, $29.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4471-1), features 17 of Roman poet Ovid’s enduring stories reimagined for children. Ages 8–12.
Room on Top by Bruno Hächler, illus. by Laura D’Arcangelo (Oct. 18, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4486-5). Little Anteater loves riding on his mama’s back—but so do all the other animals. Will they all fit? Ages 4–8.
Bruno: Short Stories for Long Nights by Serena Romanelli, illus. by Hans de Beer, trans. by David Henry Wilson (Oct. 11, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4477-3). Mother Bear lulls her baby bear Bruno to sleep with nine rhyming tales about some peculiar animals. Ages 4–8.
The Rainbow Fish returns in The Rainbow Fish and the Storyteller by Marcus Pfister, trans. by David Henry Wilson, (Oct. 11, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-7358-4500-8)), ages 4–8.
Shapes, Lines, and Light: My Grandfather’s American Journey by Katie Yamasaki (Sept. 6, $21.95; ISBN 978-1-324-01701-1). Yamasaki celebrates the life of her grandfather, acclaimed Japanese American architect Minoru Yamasaki, whose vision, hard work, and humanity led him to the pinnacle of his field. Ages 6–8
Children of Stardust by Edudzi Adodo, illus. by Abelle Hayford (Oct. 4, $18.95, 978-1-324-03077-5). After joining a Saba guild to begin training, Zero sets off on a quest with his two friends to retrieve a powerful magical artifact before it falls into the hands of the Space Mafia. Ages 9–12.
It’s My Whole Life: Charlotte Salomon: An Artist in Hiding During World War II by Susan Wider (Aug. 2, $19.95; ISBN 978-1-324-01545-1) profiles this enigmatic German Jewish artist who hid from the Nazis in the south of France and painted an autobiographical series of 769 individual works. Ages 10–14.
Victory. Stand! Raising My Fist for Justice by Tommie Smith and Derrick Barnes, illus. by Dawud Anyabwile (Sept. 27, $22.95 ISBN 978-1-324-00390-8 ; $17.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-324-05215-9), is a graphic memoir from 1968 track-and-field Olympic gold medalist Smith and a tribute to his fight for civil rights. Ages 12 and up.
Abuela, Don’t Forget Me by Rex Ogle (Sept. 6, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-324-01995-4) weaves humor, heartbreak, and hope into poems that honor the author’s grandmother. Ages 13 and up.
All That It Ever Meant by Blessing Musariri (Jan. 3, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-324-03095-9). After the death of Mati’s mother, her father uproots their family from their home in England for an extended camping holiday in their native Zimbabwe. Ages 13 and up.
Wait, What? by Dan Gutman, illus. by Allison Steinfeld, issues Ruth Bader Ginsburg Couldn’t Drive? (Nov. 1, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-324-03069-0; $6.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-324-03070-6), ages 7–10. Brightstorm Twins builds with Firesong by Vashti Hardy, illus. by George Ermos (Aug. 23, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-324-03045-4), ages 9-12. And I, Witness ramps up with Resistance: My Story of Activism by Frantzy Luzincourt (Aug. 9, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-324-01669-4), ages 9–12.
New Somos8 titles, published in English and Spanish are: La roca de Mila y Carlos (Oct. 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-84-18599-55-2) and A Rock in the Ocean (Oct. 11, $16.99, ISBN 978-84-18599-56-9) by Alessandro Montagnana, ages 3–6; Be Careful, Bruno! (Nov. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-84-18133-44-2) and ¡Ten cuidado, Bruno! (Nov. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-84-18133-43-5) by José Carlos Andrés, illus. by José Fragoso, and El fantasma de las bragas rotas (Sept. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-84-18599-42-2) and The Ghost with the Smelly Old Underwear (Sept. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-84-18599-43-9) by Andrés, illus. by Gómez, ages 4–8; How to Become a Superhero (Sept. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-84-18133-29-9) and Instrucciones para convertirse en superhéroes (Sept. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-84-18133-28-2) by Davide Calì, illus. by Gómez, ages 5–9; and El Mosquito (Nov. 1, $11.99, ISBN 978-84-18599-64-4) and La Rata (Nov. 1, $11.99, ISBN 978-84-18599-63-7) by Elise Gravel, ages 6–9.
The following titles published in English and in Spanish join the Egalité series: The Magic Pencil (Oct. 18, $15.99, ISBN 978-84-18599-59-0) and El lapicero mágico (Oct. 18, $15.99, ISBN 978-84-18599-46-0) by Luis Amavisca, illus. by Alicia Gómez Camus; and Leo’s Lavender Skirt (Oct. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-84-18599-74-3) and La falda morada de Leo (Oct. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-84-18599-60-6) by Irma Borges, illus. by Francesco Fagnani, ages 4–8.
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Latinographix con Papá/With Papá by Frederick Luis Aldama, illus. by Nicky Rodriguez (Aug. 1, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-8142-1521-0, ages 3–8.
A Day in the Life of a Caveman, a Queen and Everything in Between: History as You’ve Never Seen It Before by Mike Barfield and Jess Bradley (Aug. 1, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-78055-713-7) provides a comical tour of history featuring animals, objects, and people who changed the world. Ages 9–12.
Talli, Daughter of the Moon by Sourya (Sept. 27, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63715-082-5). Talli is a Summoner—a nearly extinct people, hunted by those who fear their mysterious powers—and she’s on the run for her life. Ages 12–16.
Issunboshi by Ryan Lang (Sept. 27, $34.99, ISBN 978-1-63715-081-8). This graphic novel retells a classic Japanese folktale about the one-inch Samurai, Issunboshi, set in a feudal Japan where creatures of myth and folklore are real. Ages 12 and up.
Space Trash by Jenn Woodall (Sept. 7, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-63715-040-5). In this series starter, three teenagers attending school on the moon try to keep their boredom and resentments at bay as they stumble across an exciting secret that could change the course of their future. Ages 13 and up.
Tiny Fox and Great Boar welcomes Furthest by Berenika Kolomycka (Nov. 22, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63715-092-4), ages 6–10. Choose Your Own Adventure Graphic Novels gains Journey Under the Sea by Andrew E.C. Gaska and E.L. Thomas, illus. by Dani Bolinho (Sept. 21, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-62010-984-7), ages 9–12. The Crumrin Chronicles continues with The Lost and the Lonely by Ted Naifeh (Sept. 27, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63715-041-2), ages 12 and up. Orcs in Space adds Orcs in Space by Michael Tanner, Rashad Gheith and Abed Gheith, illus. by François Vigneault (Nov. 15, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63715-091-7), ages 12 and up.
Big Sharks, Small World by Mark Leiren-Young (Oct. 18, $10.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-4598-3154-4) spotlights different species of sharks around the world. Ages up to 2.
Kindness Is a Golden Heart by Jessica Kluthe, illus. by Charlene Chua (Sept. 13, $10.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-4598-3285-5). From sunrise to sunset, a child has opportunities to demonstrate kindness—to their parent, their pet, and themself—and to receive kindness as well. Ages up to 2.
My Promise by Jillian Roberts, illus. by Slavka Kolesar (Oct. 18, $10.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-4598-3205-3), shows little ones they will be loved unconditionally and empowers parents and caregivers to raise well-rounded, resilient individuals. Ages up to 2.
I Hope by Monique Gray Smith, illus. by Gabrielle Grimard (Sept. 13, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2593-2), delivers a message about loving, nurturing, and wishing the best for our children. Ages 3–5.
A Wee Boo by Jessica Boyd, illus. by Brooke Kerrigan (Sept. 13, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2763-9). A ghost who is too cute to be scary realizes that she might have a more important future as an imaginary friend. Ages 3–5.
Welcome, Dark by Charis St. Pierre, illus. by Rachel Wada (Sept. 13, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3131-5), invites readers to explore the sounds of nighttime and find comfort in them instead of fear. Ages 3–5.
The Late, Great Endlings: Stories of the Last Survivors by Deborah Kerbel, illus. by Aimée Van Drimmelen (Oct. 18, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2766-0), showcases several well-known animal and insect endlings—the last known survivors of a species—while discussing the mass extinction crisis facing our planet and what kids can do to make a difference. Ages 6–8.
AWOL by Marla Lesage (Sept. 13, $15.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-2839-1). Eleven-year-old Leah is nervous about her mother going away for military training because she will be left at home with her father, who has just returned from deployment and is suffering from PTSD. Ages 9–12.
Weird Rules to Follow by Kim Spencer (Oct. 18, $12.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3558-0). Mia and her best friend, Lara, have very different experiences growing up in a northern fishing community in the 1980s. Ages 9–12.
Union by Sara Cassidy (Sept. 13, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3447-7). After suffering the trauma of sexual abuse, 15-year-old Tuck begins to heal as he falls in love and explores starting a union at his workplace. Ages 14 and up.
I Hope/Nipakosêyimon (dual language ed., English and Plains Cree) by Monique Gray Smith, illus. by Gabrielle Grimard, trans. by Dolores Greyeyes Sand (Sept. 13, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3325-8), ages 3–5. Little You/Kiya Kâ-Apisîsisiyan (dual language ed., English and Plains Cree) by Richard Van Camp, illus. by Julie Flett, trans. by Mary Cardinal Collins (Aug. 16, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3593-1), ages 3–5. We Sang You Home/Kikî-Kîwê-Nikamôstamâtinân (dual language ed., English and Plains Cree) by Richard Van Camp, illus. by Julie Flett, trans. by Mary Cardinal Collins (Sept. 13, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3636-5), ages 3–5.
Title in French
J’Espère (I Hope) by Monique Gray Smith, illus. by Gabrielle Grimard, trans. by Rachel Martinez (Sept. 13, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3193-3), ages 3–5.
Title in Spanish
Tú me sostienes (You Hold Me Up) by Monique Gray Smith, illus. by Danielle Daniel, trans. by Lawrence Schimel (Aug. 16, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-3526-9), ages 3–5.
Orca Echoes unveils Jordan and Max, Field Trip! by Suzanne Sutherland, illus. by Michelle Simpson (Sept. 13, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3199-5), and Lark Steals the Show by Natasha Deen, illus. by Marcus Cutler (Sept. 13, $7.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3157-5), ages 6–8. Accidental gains How to Become an Accidental Entrepreneur by Elizabeth MacLeod and Frieda Wishinsky, illus. by Jenn Playford (Sept. 13, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2833-9), ages 9–12. Orca Currents flows along with The Book of Elsie by Joanne Levy (Aug. 16, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3424-8) and Legends of Funland by Melanie Florence (Aug. 16, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3394-4), ages 9–12. Listen Up! Exploring the World of Natural Sound by Stephen Aitken (Sept. 13, $21.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2710-3) joins Orca Footprints, ages 9–12. Orca Think expands with Superpower? The Wearable-Tech Revolution by Elaine Kachala, illus. by Belle Wuthrich (Oct. 18, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2827-8), ages 9–12. Orca Timeline gains Why Humans Build Up: The Rise of Towers, Temples and Skyscrapers by Gregor Craigie, illus. by Kathleen Fu (Sept. 13, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2188-0), ages 9–12. New to Orca Wild is Sharks Forever: The Mystery and History of the Planet’s Perfect Predator by Mark Leiren-Young (Oct. 18, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-4598-2756-1), ages 9–12. Orca Anchor issues Careful What You Wish for by Mahtab Narsimhan (Aug. 16, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3400-2) and Final Cut by Marty Chan (Aug. 16, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3418-7), ages 12 and up. And Orca Soundings sails on with Counting Scars by Melinda Anne Di Lorenzo (Aug. 16, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3355-5) and Murder at the Hotel Hopeless by John Lekich (Aug. 16, $10.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4598-3349-4), ages 14 and up.
Mrs Noah returns in Mrs Noah’s Song by James Mayhew and Jackie Morris (Oct. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-913074-42-5), ages 3–5.
Hooray for Trucks! by Susan Hughes, illus. by Suharu Ogawa (Sept. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-467-2). The hardworking trucks at the construction site get cleaned up for a parade. Ages 3–6.
Run! by Guilherme Karsten (Oct. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-535-8). Animals participate in a game of jungle hide-and-seek. Ages 3–6.
Beautiful You, Beautiful Me by Tasha Spillett-Sumner, illus. by Salini Perera (Oct. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-452-8). A child who looks different from her mother finds beauty and belonging with her mother’s loving support. Ages 3–7.
The Digger Dance by Judy Ann Sadler, illus. by Yong Ling Kang (Oct. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-453-5). A boy delights in the discovery that diggers can dance. Ages 3–7.
The Many Hats of Louie the Rat by Sakshi Mangal (Oct. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-495-5). Louie, an inventive rat, saves the day with perseverance, creativity, kindness, and some helpful hats. Ages 3–7.
The Tray of Togetherness by Flo Leung (Oct. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-462-7). A girl and her family prepare to host a Lunar New Year celebration. Ages 3–7.
How to Party Like a Snail by Naseem Hrab, illus. by Kelly Collier (Sept. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-417-7). An introverted snail throws his own kind of party to celebrate all things quiet. Ages 4–7.
The Line in the Sand by Thao Lam (Sept. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-570-9) presents a wordless story about conflict resolution, communication, and the meaning of the lines we all draw, whether intentional or not. Ages 4–8.
One Tiny Bubble: The Story of Our Last Universal Common Ancestor by Karen Krossing, illus. by Dawn Lo (Sept. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-445-0), lays out the true story of LUCA—our Last Universal Common Ancestor—who sparked all life on Earth. Ages 4–8.
Revenge of the Raccoons by Vivek Shraya, illus. by Juliana Neufeld (Oct. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-438-2). Raccoons are hitting the streets to finally tell their story and take back the city. Ages 4–8.
Rock? Plant? Animal? How Nature Keeps Us Guessing by Etta Kaner, illus. by Brittany Lane (Sept. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-444-3), is an interactive guessing game featuring nature’s most unusual adaptations and characteristics. Ages 4–8.
Time to Go! by Marta Cunill, trans. by Susan Ouriou (Aug. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-536-5). Three lazy and creative birds brainstorm ways to stay warm in the winter when they can’t be bothered to fly south with their flock. Ages 4–8.
A Leopard Diary: My Journey into the Hidden World of a Mother and Her Cubs by Suzi Eszterhas (Oct. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-491-7) provides an inside look at the life of elusive leopard cubs from nature photographer Eszterhas. Ages 7–10.
Secret Schools: True Stories of the Determination to Learn by Heather Camlot, illus. by Erin Taniguchi (Sept. 15, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77147-460-3), shines a light on some of the world’s most secretive and inventive schools through history. Ages 9–12.
The Best Kind of Mooncake by Pearl Auyeung (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-556-3). In a bustling Hong Kong market, a girl learns that a small act of kindness can have a big impact. Ages 4–8.
Hello, Opportunity: The Story of Our Friend on Mars by Shaelyn McDaniel, illus. by Cornelia Li (Sept. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-469-6), tells of the enduring friendship between Mars rover Oppy and the people here on Earth. Ages 4–8.
Mending the Moon by Emma Pearl, illus. by Sara Ugolotti (Nov. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-560-0). A girl, her grandfather, and all the animals of the mountain work together to fix the fallen moon. Ages 4–8.
Payden’s Pronoun Party by Blue Jaryn, illus. by Xochitl Cornejo (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-558-7). In this celebration of all gender identities, a child goes on a quest to discover the perfect pronouns. Ages 4–8.
Sleepy Happy Capy Cuddles by Mike Allegra, illus. by Jaimie Whitbread (Oct. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-559-4). Capy the capybara helps other animals discover different ways to cuddle in this young readers’ introduction to coexistence and consent. Ages 4–8.
Direwood by Catherine Yu (Sept. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-612-6). Sixteen-year-old Aja falls for the dangerous yet captivating vampire who may be responsible for her older sister’s disappearance. Ages 14 and up.
The Gathering Dark: An Anthology of Folk Horror, ed. by Tori Bovalino (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-622-5), brings together 13 spine-tingling new takes on urban legends and folktales. Ages 14 and up.
It Looks Like Us by Alison Ames (Sept. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-618-8). Five high school interns in big-tech battle something far greater than frigid temperatures at an Antarctic research base—something that looks human. Ages 14 and up.
The Sevenfold Hunters by Rose Egal (Oct. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-616-4) introduces queer hijabi alien hunter Abyan in a genre-bending debut that blends sci-fi intrigue and cutthroat school politics. Ages 14 and up.
Dinos Driving by Lynn Leitch, illus. by Scot Ritchie (Aug. 30, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-269-1), depicts eight dinosaurs and their vehicles of choice based on the anatomy and habits of the dinosaur. Ages 2–5.
While You Sleep by Jennifer Maruno, illus. by Miki Sato (Nov. 8, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-267-7). As the day ends and a girl is put to sleep by her mother, night-helper bunnies work their magic to tidy and polish the world. Ages 2–5.
Cocoa Magic by Sandra Bradley, illus. by Gabrielle Grimard (Nov. 8, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-264-6). In the 1920s, eight-year-old Daniel cheers up his classmates by secretly gifting them chocolates from his uncle Lewis’s chocolate shop. Ages 4–7.
Berani by Michelle Kadarusman (Aug. 30, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-260-8). Two middle schoolers in Indonesia, a chess whiz and a rainforest activist, must work together to rescue a caged orangutan. Ages 8–12.
If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It: How 25 Inspiring Individuals Found Their Dream Jobs by Colleen Nelson and Kathie Macisaac, illus. by Scot Ritchie (Oct. 25, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-228-8), highlights diverse individuals who share how they attained their ideal jobs. Ages 8–12.
The Unique Lou Fox by Jodi Carmichael (Aug. 16, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-258-5) depicts the ups and downs of fifth grader Louisa, who has ADHD and dyslexia and handles challenges with personality and flair. Ages 9–12.
Big, Little Concepts builds with Let’s Add Up! by Victoria Allenby, illus. by Maggie Zeng (Nov. 8, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-248-6) ages 2–5; and Bear Has a Belly by Jane Whittingham (Aug. 16, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77278-268-4), ages 3–6.
Smurfs Graphic Novels by Peyo offers Smurf Tales #5: The Golden Tree and Other Tales (Aug. 16, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0886-3) and Smurf Tales #6: Smurf and Order and Other Tales (Nov. 22, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0976-1), ages 7–10. Asterix by René Goscinny, illus. by Albert Uderzo, adds Asterix Omnibus #10 (Jan. 24, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0965-5), ages 7–12. Astro Mouse and Lightbulb blasts off with Return to Beyond the Unknown by Fermin Solis (Jan. 17, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-1022-4), ges 7–12. Brina the Cat by Giorgio Salati gains Catnapped (Oct. 4, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0967-9), ages 7–12. Cat & Cat by Christophe Cazenove and Herve Richez, illus. by Yrgaine Ramon, issues Kitty Farm (Jan. 3, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-1020-0), ages 7–12. New to Geronimo Stilton Reporter Graphic Novels by Geronimo Stilton is Mouse House of the Future (Oct. 18, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0970-9), ages 7–12. Loud House picks up Sibling Rivalry (Nov. 29, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0979-2) and Loud and Clear (Aug. 9, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0889-4), ages 7–12.
Magical History Tour by Fabrice Erre offers The First Steps on the Moon (Aug. 30, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-5458-0894-8), ages 7–12. The Queen’s Favorite Witch by Benjamin Dickson continues with The Lost King (Dec. 20, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0984-6), ages 7–12. Sisters by Christophe Cazenove sails along with My New Big Sister (Nov. 8, $9.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0974-7), ages 7–12. And Ralph Azham returns in The Land of the Blue Demons (Aug. 23, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0906-8) and You Can’t Stop a River (Dec. 6, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5458-0981-5) by Lewis Trondheim, ages 12–16.
Amazing, Adorable Animal Babies! (Aug. 23, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-390-0). Children can listen to baby animal sounds while learning facts about animals in different habitats. Ages 2–5.
Title in Spanish
Dig It, Dump It, Build It, illus. by Tommy Doyle (Oct. 20, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-64638-782-3), ages 2–5.
Line Up! Animals in Remarkable Rows by Susan Stockdale (Jan. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-322-9) offers a look at a distinctive animal behavior. Ages 2–5.
The Littlest Elephant by Kate Read (Sept. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-494-3). Jungle animals explore kindness and the importance of respecting others. Ages 2–5.
About Waterfowl: A Guide for Children by Cathryn Sill, illus. by John Sill (Oct. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-234-5), introduces birds that live near water in all types of habitats. Ages 3–7.
Bioblitz! Counting Critters by Susan Edwards Richmond, illus. by Stephanie Fizer Coleman (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-311-3). Gabriel and his cousin Ava compete to identify the most different species on a biodiversity count day (or Bioblitz) at a local park. Ages 4–8.
A Dress with Pockets by Lily Murray, illus by Jenny Løvlie (Jan. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-533-9). Lucy is on a mission to find the dress of her dreams—a dress with pockets. Ages 4–8.
The Polar Bear in the Garden by Richard Jones (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-433-2). When a child finds a small polar bear in the garden, he knows the bear cannot stay—so the two travel together to return the polar bear home safe. Ages 4–8.
Wibble Wobble Boom! by Mary Ann Downing, illus. by Holly Sterling (Nov. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-220-8). Claire’s first skate lesson is not everything she was dreaming it would be in this tale of expectation meets reality. Ages 4–8.
Three Little Vikings by Bethan Woollvin (Aug. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-456-1). Three Viking girls must work together to raise their voices and prove a silly chieftain wrong. Ages 5–9.
Mega-Predators of the Past by Melissa Stewart, illus. by Howard Gray (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-109-6), offers a mega-exploration of little-known prehistoric predators, many of them ancient ancestors of animals that we still see today. Ages 6–9.
Big Rig by Louise Hawes (Aug. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-252-9). Readers hitch a ride with 11-year-old Hazmat and her father in their 18-wheeler for a road trip across America. Ages 8–12.
Ghostcloud by Michael Mann (Sept. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-518-6). Twelve-year-old Luke must unleash his newly discovered ghostly abilities to help free himself and his friends from underground captivity. Ages 8–12.
Snow Foal by Susanna Bailey (Nov. 8, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-414-1). When 11-year-old Addie goes to stay with a foster family on a remote farm, she rescues a tiny foal that helps her discover she’s not alone after all. Ages 8–12.
The Trouble with Robots by Michelle Mohrweis (Sept. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-484-4). Polar opposites Evelyn and Allie must work together to save their school’s robotics program. Ages 8–12.
Where in the Garden? by Janay Brown-Wood, illus. by Samara Hardy, blossoms with Logan’s Greenhouse (Oct. 4, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-167-6), ages 3–7. King & Kayla take center stage in King & Kayla and the Case of the Runaway Cat by Dori Hillestad Butler, illus by Nancy Meyers (Jan. 31, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-467-7), ages 7–9. And Nina Soni is back in Nina Soni, Snow Spy by Kashmira Sheth, illus. by Jenn Kocsmiersky (Oct. 18, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-498-1), ages 7–10.
Titles in Spanish
Stanley el cartero (Stanley the Mailman) (Sept. 13, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68263-404-2) and Stanley y su biblioteca (Stanley’s Library) (Sept. 13, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68263-403-5) by William Bee, ages 3–7.
Wombat Said Come In by Carmen Agra Deedy, illus. by Brian Lies (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-321-2). A kindhearted wombat offers refuge to a parade of animal friends during an Australian bushfire. Ages 4–8.
Aces Wild: A Heist by Amanda DeWitt (Sept. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-466-0). After Jack’s mother is arrested for their family’s ties to organized crime, he recruits his closest friends—the asexual support group he met through fandom forums—to plot a casino heist. Ages 14 and up.
The Art of Insanity by Christine Webb (Oct. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-457-8). High school senior Natalie juggles all kinds of feelings and responsibilities when she tries to self-treat and hide her bipolar disorder from those around her. Ages 14 and up.
The Vermilion Emporium by Jamie Pacton (Nov. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68263-488-2). Two misfits discover the deadly secret to making starlight lace inside of a magical curiosity shop. Ages 14 and up.
Baby Shower by Lisa Wheeler, illus. by Charlie Alder (Aug. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32463-9). In this playful celebration of newborns, bouncing, babbling babies are raining everywhere, falling faster by the hour. Ages up to 3.
Groundhog Gets It Wrong by Jessica Townes, illus. by Nicole Miles (Jan. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32615-2). Groundhog is shocked and a bit ashamed when he discovers that he doesn’t have innate weather-predicting gifts—especially when his misforecast ruins the spring carnival. Ages 3–5.
Nana, Nenek & Nina by Liza Ferneyhough (Aug. 9, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35394-3). Nina loves visiting her two faraway grandmothers—one in Malaysia and one in England. Ages 4–7.
When Santa Came to Stay by Billy Sharff, illus. by Eda Kaban (Oct. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32523-0), answers the question, why can’t Christmas last all year? Ages 4–7.
Rock That Vote by Meg Fleming, illus. by Lucy Ruth Cummins (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-10835-2), is an interactive, joyful celebration of classroom elections and the power of voting. Ages 4–8.
Agatha May and the Anglerfish by Nora Morrison and Jessie Ann Foley, illus. by Mika Song (Dec. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32475-2). Agatha May discovers a passion for research when a school assignment gives her an opportunity to spotlight her favorite creature—the hideous humpback anglerfish. Ages 5–8.
Awe-Some Days: Poems About the Jewish Holidays by Marilyn Singer, illus. by Dana Wulfekotte (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32469-1). In this poetry collection, a family decides to celebrate every Jewish holiday for a full year, “the ones we know well, the ones we do not.” Ages 5–8.
That’s My Sweater! by Jessika Von Innerebner (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46194-5). Olivia has a tough time handing her favorite sweater down to her baby brother. Ages 5–8.
The Infinite Questions of Dottie Bing by Molly B. Burnham (Jan. 17, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40666-3). Dottie learns to navigate the odd spaces between grieving and everyday living when her newly widowed grandfather comes to stay with her family. Ages 8–12.
Operation Final Notice by Matthew Landis (Nov. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-10975-5). As they deal with many year-end anxieties, best friends Ronny and Jo learn what can happen to the best-laid plans and how to depend on one another and their community when things get tough. Ages 8–12.
A Seed in the Sun by Aida Salazar (Oct. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40660-1). A farm girl with big dreams meets activist Dolores Huerta and joins the 1965 protest for migrant workers’ rights. Ages 8–12.
Island of Spies by Sheila Turnage (Sept. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-3125-2). As WWII looms, a wartime menace lurks off the shores of Cape Hatteras Island, N.C., that will upend the lives of 12-year-old Stick and everyone she loves. Ages 9–12.
The Davenports by Krystal Marquis (Jan. 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46333-8). This launch of a debut duology features an all-Black cast and follows the wealthy Davenport sisters in turn-of-the-last-century Chicago. Ages 12 and up.
Adurable by Bob Shea, illus. by Brian Won, ramps up with This Pup Is Stuck! (Aug. 30, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-32592-6), ages up to 3. Snowmen by Caralyn Buehner, illus. by Mark Buehner, builds with Snowmen at Work (Nov. 22, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-53022-1), ages 1–3. Cookie & Broccoli by Bob McMahon serves up Book of Secrets! ages 5–8. And Stories Change the World by Brad Meltzer, illus. by Christopher Eliopoulos, presents I Am Batman (Sept. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-53146-4) and I Am Superman (Sept. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-53143-3), ages 5–9.
Seton Girls by Charlene Thomas (Aug. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52934-8). A small group of girls gains enormous power when they learn the secrets behind their prep school football team’s 13-year win streak. Ages 13–17.
Botched by Shannon Gibney (Jan. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11199-4) explores the often surreal experience of growing up as a mixed-Black transracial adoptee. Ages 14 and up.
Into the Winds by Carrie Ryan (Nov. 1, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-42651-6). Eleven members of wilderness expedition WILD-596 entered the mountain pass in 1995; only one would return. Ages 14 and up.
A Scatter of Light by Malinda Lo (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-55528-5). Set almost 60 years after the end of Last Night at the Telegraph Club, Lo’s new coming-of-age story also offers a glimpse into Lily and Kath’s lives since 1955. Ages 14 and up.
Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs gains Miss Peregrine’s Museum of Wonders: An Indispensable Guide to the Dangers and Delights of the Peculiar World for the Instruction of New Arrivals (Sept. 27, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-399-53856-8), ages 12 and up. And new to Graceling Realm by Kristin Cashore is Seasparrow (Nov. 1, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-984816-67-2), ages 14 and up.
Ozzie and Prince Zebedee by Gela Kalaitzidis (Oct. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46418-2) follows the mishaps of Ozzie the dragon and his best friend Prince Zebedee. Ages 2–5.
Busy Betty by Reese Witherspoon, illus. by Xindi Yan (Oct. 4, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46588-2). Mae helps Betty realize that she can accomplish anything with perseverance, teamwork, and one great idea. Ages 3–7.
Sleepy Sheepy by Lucy Ruth Cummins, illus.by Pete Oswald (Jan. 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46591-2). Despite his name, Sleepy Sheepy is not sleepy, much to his parents’ chagrin. Ages 3–7.
This Field Trip Stinks! by Becky Scharnhorst, illus. by Julia Patton (Aug. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40333-4), follows a boy at his school full of animals as they embark on an adventure-filled field trip. Ages 4–7.
Penguin/Grosset & Dunlap
My Grandma Is the Best! (Aug. 9, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38713-9) and My Grandpa Is the Best! (Aug. 9, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38711-5) by D.J. Steinberg, illus. by Ruth Hammond, offer poems honoring the memories and experiences created with grandparents. Ages 4–7.
Little Bible Stories adds The Story of Easter by Pia Imperial, illus. by Carly Gledhill (Jan. 17, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-52328-5), ages 1–3. New The Little Engine That Could titles are The Little Engine’s Easter Egg Hunt by Watty Piper, illus. by Jannie Ho (Jan. 17, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-52325-4) and Welcome to Pennsylvania: A Little Engine That Could Road Trip by Piper, illus. by Jill Howarth (Dec. 6, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-52058-1), ages 1–3; and Happy Halloween, Little Engine! A Tabbed Board Book by Matt Mitter, illus. by Ho (Aug. 16, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-51923-3), ages 3–5. Llama Llama by Anna Dewdney rolls out Love from Llama Llama (Dec. 27, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52174-8), ages 3–7.
Joining Here I Come! by D.J. Steinberg, illus. by Laurie Stansfield, is Valentine’s Day, Here I Come! (Dec. 27, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-38717-7), ages 4–6. Night Before welcomes The Night Before Lunar New Year by Natasha Wing and Lingfeng Ho, illus. by Amy Wummer (Dec. 27, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-38421-3), ages 4–6. Matilda makes an appearance in Love from Matilda by Roald Dahl, illus. by Quentin Blake (Dec. 27, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52060-4), ages 7–10. And Willy Wonka issues Where’s Wonka by Roald Dahl, illus. by Wren McDonald (Jan. 31, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-9210-7), ages 7–10.
A Is for Aretha by Leslie Kwan, illus by Rachelle Baker (Jan. 24, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-40653-3). This alphabet book features 26 Black women in music. Ages up to 3.
Sam’s Super Seats by Keah Brown, illus. by Sharee Miller (Aug. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32389-2), is a joyful story of a girl with cerebral palsy who goes back-to-school shopping with her best friends. Ages 4–7.
My Paati’s Saris by Jyoti Rajan Gopal, illus. by Art Twink (Nov. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32460-8). A Tamil boy explores his love for his grandmother and her colorful sari collection in this tale of expressing your true self. Ages 4–8.
Twelve Dinging Doorbells by Tameka Fryer Brown, illus. by Ebony Glenn (Oct. 18, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984815-17-0), presents a cumulative all-holiday carol packed to the brim with family, food, love, and Black joy. Ages 4–8.
You Gotta Meet Mr. Pierce by Chiquita Mullins Lee and Carmella Van Vleet, illus. by Jennifer Mack-Watkins (Jan. 31, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40650-2), visits the barber shop/art studio of folk artist Elijah Pierce, recipient of the highest folk art honor in the U.S. Ages 4–8.
Tumble by Celia C. Pérez (Aug. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32517-9). Twelve-year-old Addie collects the missing pieces of her origin story from the family of legendary luchadores she’s never met. Ages 9–12.
They Call Her Fregona: A Border Kid’s Poems by David Bowles (Sept. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46257-7) is a bittersweet first-love story in verse, the follow-up to the Pura Belpré Honor book They Call Me Güero. Ages 10–14.
How to Be a (Young) Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi and Nic Stone (Jan. 31, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46160-0) serves as a guide for teens seeking a way forward in acknowledging, identifying, and dismantling racism and injustice. Ages 12 and up.
Viva Lola Espinoza by Ella Cerón (Jan. 24, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40562-8). Over the course of one summer, filled with food, family, and two very different boys, Lola explores Mexico City while learning about herself, her heritage, and the magic around us all. Ages 12 and up.
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Diez maneras de escuchar la nieve (Ten Ways to Hear Snow) by Cathy Camper, illus. by Kenard Pak (Nov. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-53233-1), ages 4–8.
Baby Touch, illus. by Lemon Ribbon Studio, expands with I Love You: A Touch-and-Feel Playbook, (Dec. 27, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-241-57043-2) and Toys: A Black-and-White Book (Oct. 11, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-241-55270-4), ages up to 2. And Ten Minutes to Bed by Rhiannon Fielding, illus. by Chris Chatterton, offers Little Dragon (Sept. 6, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-241-56341-0), ages 3–6.
One Leaf, Two Leaves, Count with Me! by John Micklos, illus. by Clive McFarland (Sept. 6, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-53110-5). Young readers count leaves, look for animals, and enjoy the changing seasonal landscape. Ages 1–3.
Alphabedtime by Susanna Leonard Hill, illus. by Betsy Snyder (Oct. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-399-16841-3). It’s a busy night for the Alphabet Family—after all, there are 26 exuberant kids to get ready for bed. Ages 3–6.
A Boy and His Mirror by Marchant Davis, illus. by Keturah A. Bobo (Jan. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11055-3), brings to life the story of a boy whose mirror gives him a whole new way of seeing himself. Ages 3–7.
What Does Brown Mean to You? by Ron Grady (Jan. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46288-1) follows a boy throughout his day as he plays, paints, and bakes, making positive associations with the color of his skin. Ages 3–7.
Little Black Boy by Kirby Howell-Baptiste and Larry C. Fields III, illus. by Paul Davey (Nov. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40626-7). A Black boy is determined to achieve his dream of becoming a marine biologist, make a difference in the world, and share his passion of environmental conservation with everyone. Ages 4–8.
Little Black Girl by Kirby Howell-Baptiste, illus. by Paul Davey (Nov. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40623-6), tells the story of one Black girl and her limitless potential as she pursues her dream of robotics. Ages 4–8.
Me and Muhammad Ali by Jabari Asim, illus. by AG Ford (Sept. 20, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-3988-1). A boy’s joyous encounter with his hero, boxing champion and poet Ali, is everything he’s dreamed of—and more. Ages 4–8.
Our Day of the Dead Celebration by Ana Aranda (Sept. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51428-2). Mar’s family gathers to honor their living and dead relatives as they celebrate this holiday with shared food and stories. Ages 8–12.
Hands by Torrey Maldonado (Jan. 24, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32379-3). Trev, a good student and talented artist, wants to train to be a boxer and ponders the best way to use his hands—to create or destroy. Ages 10–14.
We Were the Fire: Birmingham 1963 by Shelia P. Moses (Sept. 6, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40748-6) focuses on an 11-year-old Black boy determined to stand up for his rights, who’s pulled into the action of the 1963 civil rights demonstrations in Birmingham, Ala. Ages 10–14.
The Big Dreams of Small Creatures by Gail Lerner (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40785-1). Two unlikely allies band together to protect and defend the insect world from the worst enemy of all—humans. Ages 10 and up.
Azar on Fire by Olivia Abtahi (Aug. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-10945-8). Fourteen-year-old Azar Rossi finds her voice in more ways than one when she sets out to win her local Battle of the Bands contest. Ages 12 and up.
The Edge of Being by James Brandon (Oct. 11, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51767-2) is a queer YA novel about the multiplicities of grief, deeply held family secrets, and finding new love. Ages 12 and up.
Here We Are: Book of Colors (Aug. 2, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-52788-7) and Here We Are: Book of Opposites (Aug. 2, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-52785-6) by Oliver Jeffers introduce babies and toddlers to colors and opposites, respectively. Ages 2–5.
Just One More Sleep by Jamie Lee Curtis, illus. by Laura Cornel (Jan. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52704-7), expresses why waiting for a holiday can be wonderful—and can give you a reason to cheer all year round, from New Year’s Day to Kwanzaa. Ages 3–7.
Put Your Shoes On and Get Ready! by Raphael Warnock, illus. by Temika Grooms (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52887-7). Georgia senator Warnock shares an inspiring and empowering story about perseverance, inspired by personal experience. Ages 3–7.
The Crayons Trick or Treat by Drew Daywalt, illus. by Oliver Jeffers (Sept. 6, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-62102-8). The Crayons want to go trick-or-treating, but they’re not sure what to say when they ring their neighbors’ doorbells. Ages 4–8.
Giving Thanks: How Thanksgiving Became a National Holiday by Denise Kiernan, illus. by Jamey Christoph (Sept. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40441-6), provides the true story of how Thanksgiving became a national holiday in America, of Sarah Josepha Hale, the woman who made the holiday happen, and of the role of gratitude the world over. Ages 4–8.
Meanwhile, Back on Earth: Seeing Our Place in Space by Oliver Jeffers (Oct. 4, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-593-62152-3). A father takes his two children on an out-of-this-world adventure into space and invites them to look back at Earth and the conflicts that have taken place since the beginning of time. Ages 4–8.
My Red, White, and Blue by Alana Tyson, illus. by London Ladd (Jan. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52570-8), showcases the many facets of Black American history through the eyes of a Black boy in conversation with his grandfather. Ages 4–8.
Welcome to the Big Kids Club: What Every Older Sibling Needs to Know! by Chelsea Clinton, illus. by Tania de Regil (Sept. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35073-7), reveals what every older sibling needs to know about the new baby in their family. Ages 4–8.
Told and Retold: Around the World with Aesop’s Fables by Holly Berry (Aug. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35152-9) delivers a new take on Aesop’s Fables via versions from various corners of the globe. Ages 5–8.
Airi Sano, Prankmaster General: New School Skirmish by Zoe Tokushige, illus. by Jennifer Naalchigar (Sept. 20, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46578-3), launches a series introducing a girl who plans to prank her teacher so hard that she gives up on even trying to get Airi to do any work. Ages 8–12.
The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen by Isaac Blum (Sept. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52582-1). Hoodie Rosen’s entire Orthodox Jewish community just moved and things are complicated by an obstinate mayor trying to keep them out and a series of antisemitic crimes that quickly escalate to deadly violence. Ages 12 and up.
Tummy Time Books greets Babies Love Outer Space by Susanne König (Nov. 8, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-40351-8), ages up to 3. Six Save the... entries with introductions by Chelsea Clinton, and focused on endangered animals, include: Save the... Frogs by Sarah L. Thomson (Jan. 10, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40411-9), Save the... Giraffes by Anita Sanchez (Jan. 10, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40417-1), and Save the... Blue Whales by Christine Taylor-Butler (Jan. 10, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40414-0), ages 6–9. Four new She Persisted titles featuring introductions by Chelsea Clinton and illustrations by Alexandra Boiger and Gillian Flint include Diana Taurasi by Monica Brown (Sept. 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40294-8) and Rosalind Franklin by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (Dec. 6, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40297-9), ages 6–9. And Pages & Co. by Anna James keeps turning with The Treehouse Library (Nov. 15, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32723-4), ages 8–12.
The Misewa Saga by David A. Robertson continues with The Stone Child (Aug. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-6616-2), ages 10 and up.
I’ll Be Your Polar Bear by Justin Roberts, illus. by Chuck Groenink (Oct. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51639-2), is about the lengths a father will go to in order to comfort and protect his child. Ages 3–5.
How to Be a Rock Star by Lisa Tolin, illus. by Daniel Duncan (Aug. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-984814-20-3). One kid who really loves to rock and roll explains everything there is to know about starting a rock band. Ages 3–7.
Patchwork by Matt de la Peña, illus. by Corinna Luyken (Aug. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-984813-96-1), delivers an ode to the complexity and uniqueness of every child, their identities, and dreams. Ages 4–7.
Cozy in Love by Jan Brett (Dec. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-10985-4). Cozy the musk ox shows how helping your friends is always the right thing to do—no matter who is watching. Ages 4–8.
Not All Sheep Are Boring! by Bobby Moynihan, illus. by Julie Rowan-Zoch (Sept. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40703-5). Comedian Moynihan’s debut title proves sheep are anything but snoozeworthy, introducing a cast of weird and wacky sheep. Ages 4–8.
This Book Is Not a Present by Max Greenfield, illus. by Mike Lowery (Oct. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46236-2), offers a love letter to all the kids who wouldn’t dream of asking for a book as a present. Ages 4–8.
How to Succeed in Witchcraft by Aislinn Brophy (Sept. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35452-0). An overachieving teen witch vies for a prestigious scholarship at her elite high school. Ages 12 and up.
Coven by Jennifer Dugan, illus. by Kit Seaton (Sept. 6, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11216-8). In this queer, paranormal YA graphic novel debut, a young witch races to solve the grisly supernatural murders of her coven members before the killer strikes again. Ages 13–17.
The Forgotten Five expands with The Invisible Spy by Lisa McMann (Nov. 8, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32543-8), ages 8–12. Small Spaces Quartet by Katherine Arden ends with Empty Smiles (Aug. 9, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-10918-2), ages 10–14. The Aurelian Cycle trilogy concludes with Furysong by Rosaria Munda (Aug. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-525-51827-3), ages 12–17.
The Devouring Wolf by Natalie C. Parker (Aug. 2, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20395-8). This debut delivers a queer tale about kid werewolves, big bad mistakes, and terrifying creatures. Ages 8–12.
Billion Dollar Girl by Megan Shull (Sept. 13, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52457-2) focuses on a brave 13-year-old girl and her journey to discover that life’s true jackpot might not be what it seems after she wins the lottery. Ages 10–14.
Eight Nights of Flirting by Hannah Reynolds (Oct. 25, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-34975-5). Sixteen-year-old Shira is on a mission to find the perfect boyfriend this Hanukkah, but love might not go according to plan. Ages 12 and up.
How to Survive Your Murder by Danielle Valentine (Aug. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35201-4). After getting knocked out before taking the witness stand in her sister’s murder trial, Alice wakes up on Halloween morning a year earlier and has until midnight to save her sister and find the real killer before he claims another victim. Ages 12 and up.
Neverlanders by Tom Taylor, illus. by Jon Sommariva (Aug. 30, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35171-0). Neverland has become a war zone and it’s up to a new group of lost teens to set things right in this gritty YA graphic novel. Ages 12 and up.
The Depths by Nicole Lesperance (Sept. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46536-3) tells the tale of a tropical island full of secrets, two Victorian ghosts trapped for eternity, and a 17-year-old girl who is determined not to be next. Ages 14 and up.
Secrets So Deep by Ginny Myers Sain (Sept. 27, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40399-0). Seventeen-year-old Avril returns to an exclusive theater camp to uncover the truth of what really happened there 12 years ago, the night her mother drowned. Ages 14 and up.
Underdogs by Kate Temple and Jol Temple, illus. by Shiloh Gordon, about a bumbling group of cat detectives and their new cat recruit, begins with The Underdogs Catch a Cat Burglar (Sept. 6, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-52696-5) and The Underdogs Fake It Till They Make It (Nov. 15, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-52698-9), ages 6–9. Agent 9 by James Burks carries on with Mind Control! (Aug. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20297-5), ages 7–10. And PAWS by Nathan Fairbairn, illus. by Michele Assarasakorn, wags along with Mindy Makes Some Space (Nov. 15, $20.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35191-8), ages 8–12.
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Eat Together by Miguel Ordóñez (Nov. 8, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-38480-0). Various parts of a meal are formed piece by piece in this visual play on the interaction between shapes. Ages 1–3.
The Catalogue of Hugs by Joshua David Stein, illus. by Elizabeth Lilly (Dec. 27, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52179-3), offers up an array of parent-and-child hugs, from the classic to the humorously questionable. Ages 2–5.
Lunch from Home by Joshua David Stein et al., illus. by Jing Li (Aug. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38445-9) follows four students who must navigate classmates’ disparaging comments about their homemade, culturally specific school lunches. Ages 3–6.
This Is Music by Rekha S. Rajan, illus. by Tania Yakunova, introducing the four instrument families, debuts with Drums (Aug. 9, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-38700-9) and Horns (Aug. 9, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-38702-3), ages 1–3. Who Was? Board Books continues with Who Is Greta Thunberg? by Lisbeth Kaiser, illus. by Stanley Chow (Oct. 4, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38430-5), ages 2–4. And joining First Conversations is Together: A First Conversation About Love by Megan Madison and Jessica Ralli, illus. by Passchier (Dec. 27, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-52096-3), ages 2–5.
Very Good Hats by Emma Straub, illus. by Blanca Gomez (Jan. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52943-0). Readers will discover that anything can be a hat if you believe it is. Ages 2–5.
Ordinary People Change the World by Brad Meltzer, illus. by Christopher Elio-poulos, presents I Am John Lewis (Jan. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40594-9) and I Am Temple Grandin (Jan. 17, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40597-0), ages 5–9.
Roald Dahl 123 (Sept. 6, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-52506-7), Roald Dahl ABC (Sept. 6, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-52503-6), Roald Dahl Shapes (Jan. 3, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-52860-0), and Roald Dahl Words (Jan. 3, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-52865-5) by Roald Dahl, illus. by Quentin Blake, are concept books featuring Blake’s artwork from Dahl’s classic novels. Ages up to 3.
Tickle Tickle, Little Tum by Ashlyn Anstee (Oct. 4, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-52484-8) invites readers to tickle the tummies on each spread. Ages up to 3.
I Love You, Cockatoo by Sarah Aspinall (Dec. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32742-5). Little Cockatoo’s parents repeatedly assure him that they love him no matter what. Ages 2–5.
Orange Excavator by Kersten Hamilton, illus. by Valeria Petrone (Aug. 23, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-20240-1). Orange Excavator saves the town of Tumberton again and again with his hard work. Ages 2–5.
Little Owl’s Love by Divya Srinivasan (Dec. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20404-7). Little Owl looks for the things that make him happy—shimmering stars, winking fireflies, and most of all, spending time with his good friends. Ages 3–5.
Go, Sled! Go! by James Yang (Oct. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40479-9). A bunny, a moose, and even a baker with cakes join on a sled ride, and more surprises are headed their way. Ages 3–7.
Gold! by David Shannon (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35227-4) delivers a riotous retelling of the Midas myth. Ages 3–7.
House Finds a Home by Katy Duffield, illus. by Jen Corace (Aug. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20460-3), focuses on a house and how the world changes both outside and inside of it over generations. Ages 3–7.
Justice Rising by Katheryn Russell-Brown, illus. by Kim Holt (Jan. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40354-9), shines a spotlight on 12 Black women who were pivotal to the civil rights movement and the fight for justice and equal rights in America. Ages 3–7.
The Mystery of the Love List by Sarah Glenn Marsh, illus. by Ishaa Lobo (Dec. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35221-2). Pippa tries to solve a Valentine’s Day mystery. Ages 3–7.
When PB Met J by Katelyn Aronson, illus. by Sarah Rebar (Jan. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-32739-5), serves up the funny origin story of every child’s favorite lunch. Ages 3–7.
The Big Worry Day by K.A. Reynolds, illus. by Chloe Dominique (Aug. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46563-9). A girl and her dog find ways to deal with her anxiety. Ages 4–7.
Set Sail for Pancakes! by Tim Kleyn (Aug. 30, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40429-4). Margot and her grandfather set sail to look far and wide for the perfect pancake ingredients. Ages 4–7.
The Indestructible Tom Crean by Jennifer Thermes (Jan. 24, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11772-9) reveals the incredible true stories of Crean’s adventures on the Discovery, Terra Nova, and Endurance expeditions to Antarctica. Ages 4–8.
The Lost Library by Jess McGeachin (Nov. 8, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35133-8) is a magic-infused tale about the imaginative power of books and the transformative power of friendship. Ages 4–8.
Pizza! A Slice of History by Greg Pizzoli (Aug. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-425-29107-8) delivers a mouth-watering history of pizza. Ages 4–8.
Super Pizza & Kid Kale by Phaea Crede, illus. by Zach Smith (Sept. 27, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40370-9), follows the ups and downs of do-gooders and BFFs Super Pizza and Kid Kale. Ages 4–8.
When Your Daddy’s a Soldier by Gretchen Brandenburg McLellan, illus. by Eg Keller (Oct. 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46390-1), focuses on one family’s experience at home during their father’s time away at war. Ages 4–8.
The Return of the Christmas Witch by Aubrey Plaza and Daniel Murphy, illus. by Julia Iredale (Oct. 11, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35083-6). Plaza and Murphy’s fiery heroine is back to take on Christmas. Ages 5–8.
Chupacarter by George Lopez and Ryan Calejo, illus. by Santy Gutierrez (Aug. 30, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46597-4). Twelve-year-old Jorge stars in this fantasy series-starter from comedian Lopez inspired by his own colorful childhood and Latinx folklore. Ages 8–12.
Daybreak on Raven Island by Fleur Bradley (Aug. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40463-8). Tori, Marvin, and Noah’s seventh-grade field trip to Raven Island prison goes awry when the three of them stumble upon a dead body in the woods, miss the last ferry back home, and have to spend the night on the island. Ages 8–12.
Glassheart by Kate Alice Marshall (Nov. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52642-2) closes out the middle-grade horror trilogy that began with Thirteens. Ages 8–12.
Miracle Season by Beth Hautala (Aug. 23, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46368-0). Persephone has a talent for making things grow, but in the wake of her brother’s accident, the only things growing are the lies and secrets she’s been keeping. Ages 8–12.
Agent Most Wanted: The Never-Before-Told Story of the Most Dangerous Spy of World War II by Sonia Purnell (Aug. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35054-6) adapts Purnell’s book A Woman of No Importance, about the unassuming American spy who helped the allies win WWII. Ages 10–14.
Extra Life (young readers adaptation) by Steven Johnson (Jan. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35149-9) offers the story of how humans have doubled our lifespan in less than a century—and what to do with the extra life we now have. Ages 10–14.
Cool. Awkward. Black. edited by Karen Strong (Jan. 10, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52509-8) is a multi-genre YA anthology of critically acclaimed Black authors challenging the concept of “the geek.” Ages 12 and up.
The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Life in Native America (young readers ed.) by David Treuer (Oct. 18, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20347-7) looks at Native American culture as it exists today—and the fight to preserve language and traditions. Ages 12 and up.
Inaugural Ballers by Andrew Maraniss (Sept. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35124-6) reveals the true story of the birth of women’s Olympic basketball at the 1976 Summer Games and the ragtag team that put U.S. women’s basketball on the map. Ages 12 and up.
Eternally Yours by Patrice Caldwell (Aug. 30, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20687-4). The stories in this anthology imagine worlds where the only thing more powerful than the supernatural is love. Ages 13–17.
It Sounds Like This by Anna Meriano (Aug. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-11690-6). Yasmín’s plan to impress her future college admission boards and her unattainable crush gets complicated when she reports an anonymous gossip account harassing new band members. Ages 13–17.
The 99 Boyfriends of Micah Summers by Adam Sass (Sept. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46478-6). Micah, who runs a popular Instagram full of drawings of his numerous imaginary boyfriends, embarks on a Prince Charming-like quest throughout Chicago to find true love. Ages 14 and up.
As You Walk On By by Julian Winters (Jan. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20650-8). After his promposal goes epically wrong at a party, 17-year-old Theo takes refuge in an empty bedroom—where one by one other classmates join him for unexpectedly deep conversations. Ages 14 and up.
Margot Mertz for the Win by Carrie McCrossen and Ian McWethy (Nov. 15, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20528-0). Margot faces senior year working on a campaign for local election while helping a fellow student run for class president and has to address dirty politics. Ages 14 and up.
So, This Is Love by Tracy Andreen (Dec. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52540-1). The sequel to So, This Is Christmas follows Finley and Arthur back to Barrington Academy for a swoony semester. Ages 14 and up.
These Fleeting Shadows by Kate Alice Marshall (Aug. 9, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40511-6). Following the stipulations of her grandfather’s will, earning her inheritance will leave Helen either rich, or dead. Ages 14 and up.
The Wolves Are Watching by Natalie Lund (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35109-3) is an eerie exploration of small-town living, stolen children, and wolves that watch in the woods. Ages 14 and up.
Corduroy is back in Goodnight, Corduroy, illus. by Jody Wheeler (Nov. 29, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-20378-1), ages up to 3. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans expands with Madeline’s 123 (Nov. 15, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-34989-2), ages up to 3. You Are the Light by Lisa Edwards, illus. by Kat Kalindi, shines on with Little Bear (Jan. 10, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-46524-0), Little Pumpkin: A First Halloween Story (Aug. 23, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-46518-9), and Little Star (Oct. 4, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-46521-9), ages 1–3. And Shark Princess by Nidhi Chanani, about the adventures of best friends and Shark Princesses Kitana and Mack, launches with Shark Princess (Sept. 13, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46460-1), ages 5–7.
The Pathfinders Society by Francesco Sedita and Prescott Seraydarian, illus. by Steve Hamaker, issues The Legend of the Lost Boy (Aug. 23, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-20619-5), ages 8–11. New to The Brotherband Chronicles by John Flanagan is The Stern Chase (Oct. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-46381-9), ages 8–12. Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier, illus. by Douglas Holgate, welcomes The Last Kids on Earth and the Forbidden Fortress (Sept. 13, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-40523-9), ages 8–12. And Emry Merlin is back for The Future King by Robyn Schneider (Nov. 22, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-35105-5), ages 14 and up.
Spot wags along in Find Spot at Easter (Jan. 17, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-241-55827-0) and Find Spot at the Hospital: A Lift-the-Flap Book (Oct. 18, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-241-53142-6), ages 1–3; and Spot’s Pumpkin Surprise (Aug. 16, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-241-55204-9), ages 3–5, all by Eric Hill. And Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit stars in Peter Rabbit: Trick or Treat (Aug. 16, $7.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-241-53973-6) and A Winter’s Tale (Oct. 4, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-241-57236-8), ages 3–5.
My Fade Is Fresh by Shauntay Grant, illus. by Kitt Thomas (Nov. 1, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38708-5). A girl learns the importance of speaking up for what she wants while at the barbershop. Ages 3–7.
Scaredy Bath by Zoe Foster Blake, illus. by Daniel Gray-Barnett (Nov. 15, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-593-52063-5) highlights the chaos and comfort of bath time through the eyes of the curmudgeonly tub. Ages 3–7.
I Have a Superpower by Stephen Curry, illus. by Geneva Bowers (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38604-0). NBA superstar Curry inspires readers to unlock their very own superpower. Ages 4–7.
Finding My Dance by Ria Thundercloud, illus. by Kalila J. Fuller (Sept. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09389-4). Professional Indigenous dancer Thundercloud shares her path to dance and how it helped her take pride in her Native American heritage. Ages 4–8.
A Partridge in the We Tree by Ashley Belote (Oct. 11, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-38488-6). Christmas visitors quickly put Bear’s patience and hospitality to the test. Ages 5–7.
Bad Drawer by Seth Fishman et al. (Oct. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38578-4). Seth, who is a bad drawer, recruits his friends to help bring his wildest stories to life. Ages 5–8.
Beaky Barnes: Egg on the Loose by David Ezra Stein (Jan. 3, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-09476-1) kicks off a slapstick graphic novel series featuring a no-nonsense chicken who’s determined to save her desirable egg. Ages 7–10.
Deadly Hearts: History’s Most Dangerous People by Michael Burgan, illus. by Karl James Mountford (Dec. 27, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38667-5), details the cruel and often horrifying lives of history’s most notorious—and deadly—people. Ages 8–12.
Willis Wilbur Meets His Match by Lindsey Leavitt, illus. by Daniel Duncan (Sept. 27, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22407-6). Nine-year-old Willis wants to be the best life coach his school has ever seen, and enlists his friends to build an app to help. Ages 8–12.
Tales to Keep You Up at Night by Dan Poblocki, illus. by Marie Bergeron (Aug. 16, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38747-4). When Amelia reads a collection of scary stories she found in her granmother’s attic, elements of the tales start to come to life around her. Ages 10–14.
A Million Views by Aaron Starmer (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38693-4). Brewster just wanted to make a video and get a million views—he didn’t count on needing friends to get there. Ages 10 and up.
Another Dimension of Us by Mike Albo (Jan. 17, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22376-5). In this sci-fi story, teens from the past (1986) and the future (2036) travel across the astral plane to save the ones they love. Ages 12 and up.
Hello, World by Ashley Evanson greets Hello, Usa! A Book of Beginner Concepts (Nov. 8, $15.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-52061-1), ages 1–3. Miles Lewis by Kelly Starling Lyons, illus. by Wayne Spencer, adds Matchmaker (Dec. 27, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38356-8), ages 6–8. What Do We Know About?, exploring unexplained events and mysterious places, ramps up with four titles, including What Do We Know About Atlantis? by Emma Carlson Berne, illus. by Manuel Gutierrez (Nov. 15, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-38688-0 and What Do We Know About Bigfoot? by Steve Korte, illus. by Manuel Gutierrez (Aug. 16, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-38669-9), ages 8–12.
Joining What Is the Story Of? Are What Is the Story of Ebenezer Scrooge? by Sheila Keenan, illus. by Andrew Thomson (Oct. 11, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22602-5), What Is the Story of Nancy Drew? by Dana Meachen Rau, illus. by Dede Putra (Jan. 10, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5247-9179-7), and What Is the Story of Transformers? by Brandon T. Snider, illus. by Ted Hammond (Dec. 6, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-38492-3), ages 8–12. What Was? gains What Was Reconstruction? by Sherri L. Smith, illus. by Tim Foley (Dec. 27, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22593-6), ages 8–12. Where Is? picks up Where Is the North Pole? by Megan Stine, illus. by Robert Squier (Oct. 11, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-09324-5), ages 8–12.
Who HQ Graphic Novels gains Who Is the Man in the Air? Michael Jordan by Gabe Soria, illus. by Brittney Williams (Nov. 1, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-593-38592-0) and Who Was a Daring Pioneer of the Skies? Amelia Earhart by Melanie Gillman, illus. by A.C. Esguerra (Aug. 16, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-22465-6), ages 9–12. Who HQ Now welcomes Who Is Megan Rapinoe? by Stefanie Loh (Jan. 10, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-52080-2) and Who Is Stacey Abrams? by Shelia P. Moses, illus. by Dede Putra (Sept. 13, $5.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-51972-1), ages 8–12. And four new Who Was? titles include Who Is Shaquille O’Neal? by Ellen Labrecque, illus. by Manuel Gutierrez (Oct. 4, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-399-54407-1) and Who Was Alex Trebek? by Pamela Pollack and Meg Belviso, illus. by Ted Hammond (Dec. 6, $6.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-38371-1), ages 8–12.
Area 51 Interns by James S. Murray and Carsen Smith zips along with Zoned Out (Oct. 25, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-593-22614-8), ages 9–12. True History takes on Indigenous America by Liam McDonald (Aug. 30, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-38608-8) and A New History of Immigration by Jaclyn Backhaus (Aug. 30, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-38612-5), ages 10–14. And Pocket Change Collective expands with Black Internet Effect by Shavone Charles, illus. by Ashley Lukashevsky (Nov. 8, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-593-38753-5), ages 12 and up.
Penguin/World of Eric Carle
World of Eric Carle grows with the following titles by Eric Carle: The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s First Fall (Aug. 2, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-38476-3), ages up to 2; The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Easter Egg Hunt (Jan. 17, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-52357-5), The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eats Snacks: An Opposites Book (Nov. 8, $8.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-38473-2), and The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Peekaboo Christmas (Oct. 11, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-593-52173-1), ages 2–5.
Who’s That Dinosaur? by Gabrielle Balkan, illus.by Sam Brewster (Sept. 7, $12.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-83866-538-8), invites readers to examine seven skeletons and guess to whom they belong. Ages 2–4.
It’s Christmas Everywhere by Hannah Barnaby, illus. by João Fazenda (Oct. 5, $19.95 board book, ISBN 978-1-83866-539-5). This novelty board book can be opened and folded back to create a free-standing Christmas tree. Ages 2–5.
Full of Life: Exploring Earth’s Biodiversity by Isabel Thomas, illus. by Sara Gillingham (Oct. 12, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-83866-536-4), is a guide to Earth’s Tree of Life—the reference tool used by scientists to organize the incredible variety of living things on our planet. Ages 8–14.
Phoenix International/PI Kids
Among the six new Kid Proof Books are Baby Einstein: Let’s Count (Oct. 4, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6627-3), Disney Baby: Seasons (Oct. 4, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6629-7), and Peppa Pig: Family Time! (Oct. 4, $6.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6632-7), ages up to 4. Baby Einstein ramps up with My First Feelings (Oct. 4, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6623-5), My First Seasons (Sept. 20, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6486-6), and My First Actions (Sept. 20, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6487-3), ages 1–5. And Disney My First Stories issues Winnie the Pooh Builds a Snow Man, (Oct. 19, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-6636-5) and Olaf and the Magic Sled (Sept. 20, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-6480-4), illus. by Jerrod Maruyama, ages 1–5.
Blue’s Clues & You adds Me Reader Jr. and 8 Book Library (Aug. 16, $32.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6405-7) and Potty Time with Blue! (Sept. 6, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6370-8), ages 3–6. Disney Baby grows with Friends on the Go! (Sept. 6, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6513-9), ages 3–6. Disney Growing Up Stories presents Clean Up! by Jerrod Maruyama (Aug. 16, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6408-8), ages 3–6. Encyclopedia Britannica gains Bright at Night—Glow Flashlight Adventure Book (Nov. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-6570-2), ages 3–6. New to Marvel is Spidey & His Amazing Friends: Spidey Search! (Nov. 1, $10.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6566-5) and Spidey and His Amazing Friends Me Reader and 8 Book Library (Aug. 16, $32.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6404-0), ages 3–6. Mighty Express revs up with Mighty Express First Look and Find (Sept. 6, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6477-4) and Let’s Make Tracks (Sept. 6, $14.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6476-7), ages 3–6. World of Eric Carle welcomes Forest Friends (Oct. 4, $17.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-5037-6403-3), ages 3–6. And Marvel Avengers picks up Calling All Heroes (Sept. 13, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-6243-5), ages 6–8.
Black Swans by Lauren van der Linde, illus. by Sawyer Cloud (Nov. 8, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-6409-5), introduces the stories of six groundbreaking Black ballet dancers. Ages 4–8.
Endangered Animals World Tour: Starring Rooster Flatts by Chip Poakeart, illus. by Catalin Ardeleanu (Oct. 4, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-5993-0). Country singer Rooster Flatts travels the world and crows about endangered, vulnerable, and threatened species on each continent. Ages 4–8.
It’s Her Story sails along with Josephine Baker: A Graphic Novel by Lauren Gamble, illus. by Markia Jenai (Aug. 16, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-6491-0) and Rosalind Franklin: A Graphic Novel by Karen de Seve, illus. by Samantha Chow (Aug. 16, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-5037-6492-7), ages 7–10.
Max’s Fuzzy Feelers by Mary Angus, illus. by Mary Angus (Aug. 30, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-949515-42-8). Max the Moth has the biggest feelers in the whole Fuzzy Forest and sometimes having big feelers can be very hard for Max, in this story about developing emotional intelligence and mindfulness. Ages 3–8.
Plotting the Stars: Moongarden by Michelle Barry (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-126-1). In this series launch, an unlikely heroine confronts loneliness and parental expectations and finds the courage to weed out an intergalactic government conspiracy tied to failed climate change policy. Ages 10–14.
Booker the Library Bat by Jess Brallier, illus. by Jeff Harter, following a book-loving bat who patrols and protects a library in Portugal, kicks off with The New Guard (Oct. 25, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-046-2), ages 4–7. The Great Mathemachicken by Nancy Krulik, illus. by Charlie Alder, multiplies with Have a Slice Day (Jan. 3, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-033-2), ages 5–8. Cardboardia by Richard Fairgray and Lucy Campagnolo, illus. by Fairgray, rolls out This Side Up (Oct. 11, $20.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-041-7), ages 8–10. And The Infamous Frankie Lorde by Brittany Geragotelis offers No Admissions (Sept. 20, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64595-123-0), ages 10–14.
Hanukkah at Monica’s by Varda Livney (Nov. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-73655-737-2). A girl welcomes to her Hanukkah party a series of guests that includes an octopus, a pirate, a dancer, and a robot. Ages up to 5.
Hi, Hello, Welcome by Chris Barash, illus. by Rosie Butcher (Sept. 1, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-1-73655-738-9). A child who uses a wheelchair greets furry and feathered friends at his (lift-the-flap) front door, leading to a joyful tea party. Ages up to 5.
I’m a Little Acorn, illus. by Amy Schimler-Safford (Jan. 1, $8.99 board book, ISBN 979-89-85633-73-3). Artwork with die-cuts shows an acorn germinating and growing into an oak tree whose birthday is celebrated on the Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shevat. Ages up to 5.
Jonah by Tammar Stein, illus. by Sabina Hahn (Aug. 1, $8.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-73655-736-5). Jonah tries to run from God’s commandment, setting off a dramatic sequence of events. Ages 5–10.
Amazing Architecture gains Amazing Roller Coasters by Anita Nahta Amin (Aug. 1, $26.99, ISBN 978-1-63690-741-3), ages 7–11. Joining Exploring Biomes is Marine Biomes by Lela Nargi (Aug. 1, $26.99, ISBN 978-1-63690-762-8), ages 7–11. Exploring Our Oceans reveals Pacific Ocean by Avery Toolen (Aug. 1, $26.99, ISBN 978-1-63690-777-2), ages 7–11. Burmese Pythons by Alicia Z. Klepeis (Aug. 1, $26.99, ISBN 978-1-63690-786-4) is new to Invasive Species, ages 7–11. And Regions of the United States continues with Explore the West by Spanier Kristine Mlis (Aug. 1, $26.99, ISBN 978-1-63690-729-1), ages 7–11.
My Dog, Hen by David Mackintosh (Oct. 4, $16.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7535-9). A family finds value in the unwanted and obsolete, through the pleasures and perils of adopting a rescue puppy. Ages 4–8.
Hair: From Moptops to Mohicans, Afros to Cornrows by Katja Spitzer (Sept. 13, $16.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7528-1) shows different hairstyles throughout history, with brief and informative texts teaching the reader about their origins. Ages 5–7.
I Am Coco: The Life of Coco Chanel by Isabel Pin (Sept. 13, $17.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7508-3) is the illustrated life story of Gabrielle Chanel, starting with her childhood and filled with the many adventures that happened during her 88 years of life. Ages 6–9.
The Power of Architecture: 25 Modern Buildings from Around the World by Annette Roeder, illus. by Pamela Baron (Sept. 20, $24.95, ISBN 978-3-7913-7514-4). This book introduces children to 25 modern buildings from around the world, from Fallingwater (Pittsburgh, North America) to Einsteinturm (Potsdam, Germany), Lycée Schorge (Burkina Faso, Africa) to the Children’s Library (Peking, China). Ages 8–12.
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Barnaby Is Not Afraid of Anything by Gilles Bizouerne, illus. by Béatrice Rodriguez (Sept. 13, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64896-166-3). On a moonlight walk through the woods where they live, Barnaby and his friends confront their fears and learn to be brave and explore. Ages 3–7.
What’s the Rush? by Yiting Lee (Oct. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64896-183-0) reimagines Aesop’s “The Tortoise and the Hare.” Ages 4–7.
All of Us by Gökçe Irten (Oct. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64896-185-4) reminds readers that all the people of the world are part of one big community, and we all have things in common. Ages 4–8.
Big & Little Meet in the Middle by Ian Webster (Oct. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64896-169-4). A polar bear in the Arctic and a penguin in Antarctica cross the American continents to find one another. Ages 4–8.
Wally the World’s Greatest Piano-Playing Wombat by Ratha Tep, illus. by Camilla Pintonato (Oct. 18, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-64896-180-9). When Wally, the world’s greatest piano-playing wombat, hears Wylie play, he becomes envious, but is inspired to try and play even better. Ages 4–8.
The You Kind of Kind by Nina West, illus. by Hayden Evans (Oct. 25, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-61689-994-3). Young Nina embarks on a day of exploration, where she guides readers on an adventure to find kindness in the wild. Ages 4–8.
Printers Row/Silver Dolphin
ABC I Love You by Candance Warren, illus. by Habib Grace (Dec. 6, $7.99, ISBN 9781667200934). Say the “I love you” ABCs with this sweet book. Ages up to 2.
Baby Ballers: Tom Brady by Bernadette Baillie, illus. by Neeley Daggett (Oct. 4, $7.99, ISBN 9781667200989) introduces a new generation to this football champion. Ages up to 2.
Cuddle Monster by Marilynn James (Nov. 1, $14.99, ISBN 9781667201122).What’s a Little Monster to do without hugs from his best stuffed friend, Cuddle Monster? Ages 3-5.
The Story of Christmas by Lori C. Froeb, illus. by Marta Alvarez Miguens (Sept. 13, $8.99, ISBN 978079444390) tells the story of the first Christmas with an interactive novelty on every page. Ages 3-5.
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Disney Baby Pooh: Honey Is for Sharing! by Maggie Fischer (Oct. 18, $10.99, ISBN 9780794449643). Turn the pages to count down Winnie the Pooh’s five honey pots in this hands-on Disney Baby book. Ages up to 2.
Nickelodeon Baby Shark's Big Show: The Search for Toothy! by Grace Baranowski (Oct. 11, $8.99, ISBN 9780794449803). Baby Shark and his best friend William search for Toothy in in this interactive board book with a snapping, plastic Baby Shark head. Ages 2-5.
Disney Mickey Mouse Funhouse: Goodnight, Mickey! by Marilyn Easton, illus. by Loter (Oct. 28, $6.99, ISBN 9780794447083). Young readers can get ready for bed alongside Mickey as he brushes his teeth, puts on his pajamas, and more in this illustrated book with five giant flaps. Ages 3-5.
Disney Minnie Mouse: Little Women by Grace Baranowski (Oct. 18, $4.99, ISBN 9780794449780). This storybook based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott features Minnie, Daisy, and all of their friends, plus more than 40 stickers. Ages 3-5.
Dreamworks Trolls: Holly Jolly Holidays! by Courtney Acampora, illus. by Adam Devaney (Sept. 27, Ages: 3 to 5, Price: $8.99, ISBN 9780794449681). Inspired by the DreamWorks Trolls holiday TV special, this book contains 25 lift-the-flap pages. Ages 3-5.
Nickelodeon Blue's Clues & You: Guess Who, Blue! By Maggie Fischer (Nov. 8, $10.99, ISBN 9780794446246). Several of Blue's friends are hiding behind flaps and have left her rhyming clues; die-cuts in the flaps provide visual hints to help readers along. Ages 3-5.
Sesame Street: Let’s Celebrate Diversity! by Geri Cole (Oct. 18, $10.99, ISBN 9780794448035). Celebrate the beauty, fun, and importance of diversity with Tamir, Elmo, and all their unique friends in this book with giant flaps to lift on every page. Ages 3-5.
Sesame Street: The Nutcracker by Lori C. Foreb (Oct. 18, $10.99, ISBN 9780794449759). The story of The Nutcracker is retold in this holiday book featuring Elmo, Tango, and their friends; holographic foil and glitter appear throughout the pages. Ages 3-5.
Disney: Tangled by Suzanne Francis (Sept. 20, $9.99, ISBN 9780794450168). When Flynn Rider stumbles on Rapunzel’s tower, the two unlikely friends set off on a journey in this die-cut storybook. Ages 6-8.
Disney Pixar: Toy Story by Suzanne Francis (Sept. 20, $9.99, ISBN 9780794450151). When Woody and Buzz Lightyear are lost on the way to Pizza Planet, the two toys embark on the adventure of a lifetime to reunite with Andy in this die-cut storybook. Ages 6-8.
Marvel: Black Panther by Steve Behling (Oct. 11, $9.99, ISBN 9780794450267). Readers can experience the action and adventure of Black Panther as T’Challa fights to save Wakanda and change the world. Ages 6-8.
Every Word Tells a Story by Tom Read Wilson, illus. by Ian Morris (Oct. 4, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7753-3), takes readers on a tour through some of the most astonishing and amusing words in the English language. Ages 8–12.
Really Wild Families grows with Little Elephant: A Day in the Life of a Elephant Calf by Anna Brett, illus. by Carmen Saldana (Nov. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7412-9), and Little Platypus: A Day in the Life of a Platypus Puggle by Brett, illus. by Rebeca Pintos (Nov. 1, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7418-1), ages 4–7. New to Amazing Adventures is Dinosaur Atlas: A Journey Through Time to the Prehistoric World by Tom Jackson, illus. by Maggie Li (Sept. 6, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7039-8), ages 6–8. And Incredible Evolution greets When Dinosaurs Conquered the Skies: The Incredible Story of Bird Evolution by Jingmai O’Connor, illus. by Maria Brzozowska (Nov. 1, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7515-7), ages 8–12.
Explore Under the Sea by Carly Madden, illus. by Neil Clark (Sept. 6, $13.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7112-6848-7). Evie and her pet dog use their senses to explore the ocean. Ages 2–5.
We Are the Shapes by Kevin Jenner (Aug. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7264-4). When a fight breaks out between the Squares and the Triangles, will Circle be able to help turn things around? Ages 3–6.
The Big Christmas Bake by Fiona Barker, illus. by Pippa Curnick (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6814-2), weaves elements of the “Twelve Days of Christmas” carol into the ingredients for a Twelfth Night cake. Ages 4–6.
The Big Book of the World’s Biggest Show-Offs by Andy Seed, illus. by Sam Caldwell (Oct. 25, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7509-6), offers a glimpse of some of history’s greatest show-offs, from wealthy kings and queens to masterful musicians and brilliant artists. Ages 7–9.
Wee Gallery Touch and Feel by Surya Sajnani adds Scales (Sept. 6, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7544-7) and Tails (Sept. 6, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7548-5), ages 1–5. Hide and Peek reveals Dragon: A Lift, Pull and Pop Book, illus. by Lucy Semple (Oct. 4, $9.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7112-6838-8), ages 3–4. Feeding Time by Carly Madden, illus. by Natalie Marshall, sets the table for Hungry Farm (Aug. 2, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7112-7495-2) and Hungry Jungle (Aug. 2, $12.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7112-7497-6), ages 3–5. Blue Badger by Huw Lewis Jones, illus. by Ben Sanders, builds with Blue Badger and the Big Breakfast (Aug. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6757-2), ages 4–7. And In a Nutshell offers 100 Things to Know About Architecture by Louise O’Brien, illus. by Dàlia Adillon (Sept. 6, $21.95, ISBN 978-0-7112-7268-2), ages 5–8.
An ABC of Democracy, Vol. 3 by Nancy Shapiro, illus. by Paulina Morgan (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6480-9), introduces complicated concepts surrounding politics and government to the youngest children, emphasizing that everyone has the right to be treated fairly. Ages 3–6.
Cat Family Christmas: An Advent Lift-the-Flap Book by Lucy Brownridge, illus. by Eunyoung Seo (Oct. 4, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7492-1). Count down to Christmas with the Cat Family as they decorate, bake, and prepare the house for the holiday season. Ages 3–6.
Look Up at the Stars by Katie Cotton, illus. by Miren Asiain Lora (Oct. 4, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7879-0), tells the story of a mother bear and her child who leave their house on an adventure in search of a star. Ages 3–6.
A Treasury of Tales for Four-Year-Olds: 40 Stories Recommended by Literacy Experts by Gabby Dawnay, illus. by Heidi Griffiths (Oct. 4, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6643-8), contains original and inclusive stories about animals, dragons, nature, and more, as well as reimagined fairy tales from around the world. Ages 3–6.
Lucky Cat by Melody Cheng et al., illus. by Eunice Chen (Sept. 6, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7047-3), follows June and her family as they start a new life in a new country and June befriends a lucky cat statue that comes to life. Ages 4–7.
Thank You: A Story Celebrating Key Workers and the NHS by Joseph Coelho, illus. by Sam Usher (Oct. 4, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6205-8) pays tribute to the people who worked hard to keep society safe during the pandemic. Ages 4–7.
Little People, Big Dreams by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara welcomes seven new volumes, including Anna Pavlova, illus. by Sue Downing (Nov. 1, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7112-8) and Laverne Cox, illus. by Olivia Daisy (Sept. 6, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7091-6), ages 4–7. Story Orchestra tunes up with I Can Play: Learn 8 Easy Pieces from the Series! by Katy Flint and Rowan Baker, illus. by Jessica Courtney Tickle (Oct. 4, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6491-5), and In the Hall of the Mountain King: Press the Note to Hear Grieg’s Music by Hattie Grylls, illus. by Tickle (Oct. 4, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7197-5), ages 5–8. Joining Folklore Field Guides is A Natural History of Mermaids by Emily Hawkins, illus. by Jessica Roux (Sept. 6, $30, ISBN 978-0-7112-6651-3), ages 6–9. And Empower the Future gains This Book Will Save the Planet by Dany Sigwalt, illus. by Aurelia Durand (Aug. 2, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7112-6889-0), ages 12–16.
Superpowers of Nature Wild Wonders of the World by Georges Feterman (Sept. 6, $12.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7112-7811-0). This photographic book fouses on amazing animals and the abilities that make them the superheroes of our planet. Ages 6–9.
Sheet Pan Science adds Sheet Pan Science: 25 Fun, Simple Science Experiments for the Kitchen Table by Liz Lee Heinecke (Sept. 6, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7603-7567-9), ages 7–10. And The Kitchen Pantry Scientist serves up The Kitchen Pantry Scientist Math for Kids: Fun Math Games and Activities Inspired by Awesome Mathematicians, Past and Present by Rebecca Rapoport and Allanna Chung, illus. by Kelly Anne Dalton (Aug. 9, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7603-7311-8), ages 8–12.
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ABC for Me presents ABC Helpful Me: Learn All the Ways You Can Be a Helper—From A to Z! by Erica Harrison (Sept. 6, $16.99 board book, ISBN 978-0-7603-7610-2), ages 3–6.
Listen to the Music: A World of Magical Melodies by Mary Richards, illus. by Caroline Bonne-Müller (Oct. 4, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-7425-9). Readers press the buttons to hear the music in this time-traveling journey around the world and through the history of music. Ages 4–7.
The Lore of the Land: Folklore & Wisdom from the Wild Earth by Claire Cock-Starkey, illus. by Samantha Dolan (Sept. 6, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6984-2), presents a compendium of folklore and wisdom from the land, skies, and seas. Ages 6–12.
Powered by Plants: Meet the Trees, Flowers, and Vegetation That Inspire Our Everyday Technology by Clive Gifford, illus. by Gosia Herba (Aug. 2, $24, ISBN 978-0-7112-7008-4), introduces readers to the plants whose features have inspired innovations in human technology. Ages 7–10.
Africana: An Encyclopedia of an Amazing Continent by Kim Chakanetsa, illus. by Mayowa Alabi (Oct. 4, $30, ISBN 978-0-7112-6980-4). This large-format book is divided into broad geographical sections that celebrate and showcase the peoples, landscapes, and wildlife from different regions of Africa. Ages 7–11.
What Was the British Empire? In 25 True Stories by Radhika Natarajan and Chao Tayiana, illus. by Alexander Mostov (Oct. 11, $24, ISBN 978-0-7112-6695-7), reveals the history of the British Empire, its legacy and how it has shaped the U.K. today, through 25 real people’s stories. Ages 9–12.
World of Weird: A Creepy Compendium of True Stories by Tom Adams, illus. by Celsius Pictor (Aug. 2, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6954-5). In the 21st century, a scientist uncovers their Victorian ancestor Dr. McCreebor’s notebook in a box; the book is filled with the dark and disturbing stories McCreebor has collected on his travels around the world. Ages 9–12.
Illumi: See 3 Images in 1 adds Illumibugs: Explore the World of Mini Beasts with Your Magic 3 Colour Lens by Barbara Taylor, illus. by Carnovsky (Sept. 6, $30, ISBN 978-0-7112-7512-6), ages 5–10. And Spin to Survive picks up Deadly Jungle: Decide Your Destiny with a Pop-Out Fortune Spinner by Emily Hawkins, illus. by R. Fresson (Sept. 6, $29.99, ISBN 978-0-7112-6573-8), ages 7 and up.
Pop Classics picks up Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, illus. by Bonnie Pang (Aug. 2, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68369-310-9), ages 4–8. And Kid Legends issues Kid Trailblazers by Robin Stevenson, illus. by Allison Steinfeld (Aug. 23, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-68369-301-7), ages 9–12.
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