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Curious about what books will be released in the months ahead so you can pre-order or reserve them? Then click on the months below.

Please note we have not included every book that is coming out, but rather some that caught our eye --- and that we thought should catch yours as well.

October 2014

Hardcover

Alone Together (Goose and Bear Stories) by Suzanne Bloom - Children (Ages 0-6), Picture

Boyds Mills Press | 9781620917367 | Published October 1, 2014

Sometimes Bear likes quiet time by himself. But his friend Fox has a very different idea of what “quiet” means. Can Bear’s quiet aloneness and Fox’s noisy togetherness ever result in a satisfying compromise?

By Day, By Night by Amy Gibson and Meilo So - Children (Ages 0-6), Picture

Boyds Mills Press | 9781590789919 | Published October 1, 2014

As profound as it is simple, this universal picture book celebrates people all around the world as they do the same things in different ways --- work and play, laugh and cry and wonder why. The lyrical story takes us from morning to night, as we all wish and dream under a winking sky. A perfect bedtime read, this is a book about the children of the world for the children of the world.

Cat & Dog by Michael Foreman - Children (Ages 0-6)

Andersen Press USA | 9781467751247 | Published October 1, 2014

When Cat is accidentally whisked away in a fish van, her litter of kittens are left to fend for themselves. 

Monster Needs a Christmas Tree by Paul Czajak - Children (Ages 0-6), Picture

Scarletta Kids | 9781938063466 | Published October 1, 2014

It’s almost Christmastime, and Monster needs a tree. But the holidays are filled with joy and so many fun things to do! After snowballs, sleds, and Santa Claus, will he find a tree in time? In this festive, rhyming story, Monster shows young readers that with a little creativity, a tree can be perfect any way you look at it.

Strike! The Farm Workers' Fight for Their Rights by Larry Dane Brimner - Children (10 and up), History, Nonfiction

Calkins Creek | 9781590789971 | Published October 1, 2014

In the 1960s, while the United States was at war and racial tensions were boiling over, Filipino American workers were demanding fair wages and decent living conditions in California’s vineyards. When the workers walked out of the fields in September 1965, the great Delano grape strike began. Did the signing of labor contracts with growers in 1970 mean an end to the problems of American field laborers, or was it a short-lived truce? 

The Little Moon Raven by Marcus Pfister - Children (Ages 0-6)

minedition | 9789888240814 | Published October 1, 2014

Little Raven was last to hatch in the nest and the last to learn to fly, but he was the first to be teased and ridiculed. His only wish was to fly and play with the others, so one day he took a dare and, to show his courage, Little Raven decides to fly to the moon. Beautifully produced and with artwork from an acclaimed illustrator, this picture book gently handles the issue of wanting to find acceptance.

The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen and Yana Sedova - Children (Ages 0-6)

minedition | 9789888240784 | Published October 1, 2014

With a mix of naturalistic and surrealistic artwork, this translation captures the spirit of one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most famous works. Neighbors Kai and Gerda grow up as best friends. But when Kai is swept away by the evil Snow Queen, Gerda embarks on an adventure to save Kai.

Voices from the March on Washington written by J. Patrick Lewis and George Ella Lyon - Children's (10 and up), Historical , Nonfiction

Wordsong | 9781620917855 | Published October 1, 2014

The powerful poems in this poignant collection weave together multiple voices to tell the story of the March on Washington, DC, in 1963. From the woman singing through a terrifying bus ride to DC, to the teenager who came partly because his father told him, “Don’t you dare go to that march,” to the young child riding above the crowd on her father’s shoulders, each voice brings a unique perspective to this tale. As the characters tell their personal stories of this historic day, their chorus plunges readers into the experience of being at the march—walking shoulder-to-shoulder with strangers, hearing Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech, heading home inspired.

Before After written and illustrated by Anne-Margot Ramstein and Matthias Aregui - Children's (10 and up), Children (Ages 6-8), Children (Ages 8-10), Picture

Walker Books Ltd | 9781406357936 | Published October 2, 2014

Everyone knows that a tiny acorn into a mighty oak grows, and a caterpillar emerges into a butterfly. But in this clever, visually enchanting volume, it's also true that a cow can result in both a bottle of milk and a painting of a cow, and an ape in a jungle may become an urban King Kong. Just as day turns into night and back again, a many-tiered cake is both created and eaten down to a single piece. With simple, graphic illustrations sure to appeal to even the youngest of children, this smart exploration of the fascinating theme of before and after will please the most discerning adult readers, too.

Beyond the Laughing Sky written by Michelle Cuevas, illustrated by Julie Morstad - Children (8 to 11), Fiction

Dial | 9780803738676 | Published October 2, 2014

Ten-year-old Nashville doesn’t feel like he belongs with his family, in his town, or even in this world. He was hatched from an egg his father found on the sidewalk and has grown into something not quite boy and not quite bird. Despite the support of his loving parents and his adoring sister, Junebug, Nashville wishes more than anything that he could join his fellow birds up in the sky. After all, what's the point of being part bird if you can't even touch the clouds?