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.
Lee & Low Books | 9781620141601 | Published November 1, 2015
A young child asks his mother to tell the story of where he came from. “I might tell how you came from a land far away in a hot air balloon. The basket slowly drifted down like a feather into our yard. I dropped the firewood I was carrying and ran to you. ‘You’re home now,’ I said.” Or maybe it was a lark --- and not a stork --- that brought the child to the mother. Or perhaps he was rescued from a dragon! Each lyrical and fantastic tale contains a small kernel of truth that pieces together the baby’s journey across a wide ocean into his new mother's arms.
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky | 9781492620747 | Published November 3, 2015
Amulet Books | 9781419717017 | Published November 3, 2015
Amulet Books | 9781419708008 | Published November 3, 2015
Welcome back to Hereville, where Mirka, the world’s first time-traveling, monster-fighting Orthodox Jewish girl, faces her greatest challenge yet: babysitting! When Mirka pushes her sister into a stream, they both get in too deep with an angry magic fish. No matter how hard Mirka fights this fish-out-of-water, it gets stronger and stronger --- and it’s out for revenge. Mirka is in over her head, and this time, her whole family is on the line! When the fish kidnaps her sister, Layele, Mirka must find a way to save her little sister, and the clues she needs are hidden in her stepmother Fruma’s past.
Beach Lane Books | 9781481402927 | Published November 3, 2015
In this joyous ode to hardworking mothers everywhere --- who may not always be fun or organized or neat --- Victoria Chang asks, do their toddlers love them anyway? Of course! Marla Frazee’s colorful and humorous illustrations bring this simple text --- perfect for reading aloud --- to vivid life.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316258364 | Published November 3, 2015
Roaring Brook Press | 9781626720176 | Published November 3, 2015
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316406215 | Published November 3, 2015
Minna and her family don't have much in their small Appalachian cabin, but "people only need people," Papa always reminds her. Unable to afford a winter coat to wear to school, she's forced to use an old feed sack to keep her warm. Then Papa's terrible cough from working in the coal mines takes him away forever, and Minna has a hard time believing that anything will be right again...until her neighbors work tirelessly to create a coat for her out of old fabric scraps. Now Minna must show her teasing classmates that her coat is more than just rags --- it's a collection of their own cherished memories, each with a story to share.
Aladdin | 9781442483873 | Published November 3, 2015
Spirited, restless Gracie Lockwood has lived in Cliffden, Maine, her whole life. She’s a typical girl in an atypical world: one where sasquatches helped to win the Civil War, where dragons glide over Route 1 on their way south for the winter (sometimes burning down a T.J. Maxx or an Applebee’s along the way), where giants hide in caves near LA and mermaids hunt along the beaches and where Dark Clouds come for people when they die.
To Gracie it’s all pretty ho-hum...until a Cloud comes looking for her little brother Sam, turning her small-town life upside down. Determined to protect Sam against all odds, her parents pack the family into a used Winnebago and set out on an epic search for a safe place that most people say doesn’t exist: The Extraordinary World. It’s rumored to lie at the ends of the earth, and no one has ever made it there and lived to tell the tale. To reach it, the Lockwoods will have to learn to believe in each other --- and to trust that the world holds more possibilities than they’ve ever imagined.
Chronicle Books | 9781452144238 | Published November 3, 2015
Animals of all kinds take center stage in this unique exploration of a very unusual family. An older brother is strong and respected, just like an elephant. A mother is stately and beautiful, but she prefers not to stand out --- a tall feat for a giraffe! How are animals like humans, and humans like animals?
Chronicle Books | 9781452135427 | Published November 3, 2015
From the day she was born, Nina was a ninja baby. She obliterated her applesauce. She concealed herself at bath time. And she was training herself in advanced infiltration (of movie night). Nina wants to do everything by herself, until the day her parents bring home a Kung Fu Master (a baby brother). Now with a sibling, Nina will face the one thing she cannot do alone: be part of a family. With verve and humor, David Zeltser and Diane Goode tell the story of an unusually gifted child and the family that is more than a match for her.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316371445 | Published November 3, 2015
President Barak Obama invited Richard Blanco to write a poem to share at his second presidential inauguration. That poem is ONE TODAY. Brought to life here by beloved, award-winning artist Dav Pilkey, ONE TODAY is a tribute to a nation where the extraordinary happens every single day.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316377232 | Published November 3, 2015
Brianna Justice is determined to raise enough money for the big class trip to Washington, D.C., but she's up against a lot: classmates who all pretend to be something they're not, a new nemesis determined to run her out of office and the sinking feeling she's about to lose her two best friends. But just when she begins to lose hope, she comes to realize that sometimes surprises can turn out even better than the best-laid plans.
Harry N. Abrams | 978-1419707315 | Published November 3, 2015
Sitting Bull (c. 1831–1890) was one of the greatest Lakota/Sioux warriors and chiefs who ever lived. From Sitting Bull’s childhood --- killing his first buffalo at age 10 --- to being named war chief to leading his people against the U.S. Army, SITTING BULL: LAKOTA WARRIOR AND DEFENDER OF HIS PEOPLE brings the story of the great chief to light. Sitting Bull was instrumental in the war against the invasive wasichus (white men) and was at the forefront of the combat, including the Battles of Killdeer Mountain and the Little Bighorn.
Bloomsbury USA Childrens | 9781619637108 | Published November 3, 2015
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers | 9780399175442 | Published November 3, 2015
It’s 1955, and Benjamin Burrows and Janie Scott are trying to live a safe, normal life in America. It’s not easy, when they have the power to prevent nuclear disaster, and sinister forces are circling. Soon the advice of a mysterious, unscrupulous magician propels Janie and Benjamin into danger, and toward the land of the dead.
Meanwhile, their friend Jin Lo washes up on a remote island where an American spy is stationed, and finds herself on the trail of a deadly threat in China. But she’s on the other side of the world --- how can Janie and Benjamin reach her?
Clarion Books | 9780544464971 | Published November 3, 2015
Sophie loves the hidden shop below her parents' bookstore, where dreams are secretly bought and sold. When the dream shop is robbed and her parents go missing, Sophie must unravel the truth to save them. Together with her best friend --- a wisecracking and fanatically loyal monster named Monster --- she must decide whom to trust with her family’s carefully guarded secrets. Who will help them, and who will betray them?
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316404976 | Published November 3, 2015
Through the lens of a pet fish who has lost his companion, Todd Parr tells a moving and wholly accessible story about saying goodbye. Touching upon the host of emotions children experience, Todd reminds readers that it's okay not to know all the answers, and that someone will always be there to support them.
Random House Books for Young Readers | 9780385386616 | Published November 3, 2015
Earth is in danger! The only thing that can save our planet are six essential elements scattered throughout the galaxy. It is up to the Voyagers --- a team of four kids (plus one stowaway) --- to gather them all and return to Earth. Failure is not an option. The Alpha team knows that the second element is hidden on Meta Prime, a planet filled with metal mazes, catapults of fire and warring alien robots.
Aladdin | 9781481422017 | Published November 3, 2015
Webster is too cool to be scared. Or alarmed. Or even a tiny bit nervous. So what if no one will adopt him? He’s had it with people anyway. He’s going to be a loner. Not going to get too comfortable in this new shelter, even if the home-baked treats are good. Not going to get used to the nice soft bed. Not going to make friends, no matter how much he kind of likes Jack the Terrier and even Florence the bossy cat. Nope, he doesn’t need friends. Acquaintances are just fine. And the first chance he gets, he’s hitting the road and living life on the range, just like one of the stoic cowboys he’s decided to model himself after.
But sometimes the best-laid plans (even those of a dog’s) have a way of backfiring. Will a tough pup like Webster find a home and family after all?
Quercus | 9781623658229 | Published November 3, 2015
Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9780449816493 | Published November 10, 2015
Candlewick | 9780763673260 | Published November 10, 2015
At the age of seven, children in eighteenth-century Britain were tried in court like adults. For crimes such as picking pockets or stealing clothes, they could be sentenced to death by hanging or transported to the then-perilous and isolated colonies of Australia. Life in the colonies was often as difficult and dangerous as the poverty from which many of the convicts came, but the dreaded sentence of transportation could also present opportunities.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) | 9780374300654 | Published November 10, 2015
Running away from home isn't as easy as Ren thinks it will be. At least she isn't running very far-just a few miles to the ghost town of Fortune...or Mis-Fortune as everyone else calls it. Mis-Fortune on the Mississippi. Supposedly, there's an abandoned school on the outskirts with cheap rooms for rent. Ren knows her plan sounds crazy. But with only a few more weeks until Dad comes home from his tour of duty in Afghanistan, she also knows she has to do something drastic so Mom will come to her senses and stop seeing that creep Rick Littleton for good.
Papercutz | 978-1629912912 | Published November 3, 2015
Scarlett is a small, harlequin-colored cat and a huge movie star. And what's more --- she talks! However, abused by her producer, she dreams of but one thing: escaping! So, when the occasion presents itself, she runs for her life. In the company of Trotter, a dog who's escaped the same torment, she is taken in by Mr. Frank Mole. But with the noose getting tighter, will they manage to elude their terrible pursuers?