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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.

September 2016


Be Light Like a Bird by Monika Schroder - Children's 8 - 12, Family, Fiction, Loss

Capstone Young Readers | 9781623707491 | Published September 1, 2016

After the death of her father, 12-year-old Wren finds her life thrown into upheaval. And when her mother decides to pack up the car and forces Wren to leave the only home she's ever known, the family grows even more fractured. As she and her mother struggle to build a new life, Wren must confront issues with the environment, peer pressure, bullying and most of all, the difficulty of forgiving those who don't deserve it.
Fuchsia Fierce Written by Christianne C. Jones with illustrations by Kelly Canby - Children's 4-8, Fiction, Motivational

Capstone Young Readers | 9781623707866 | Published September 1, 2016

Fuchsia Fierce is a bold name for a bold girl, but she wasn't always so brave. Thanks to her parents, her camp counselor and her friends, Fuchsia finally learns how to live up to her name. This vibrant picture book will teach every reader the importance of self confidence: a priceless lesson.

Goodnight Bob Written by Ann Hassett with illustrations by John Hassett - Children's 4-8, Children's, Fiction, Youth Fiction

Albert Whitman & Company | 9780807530030 | Published September 1, 2016

It's bedtime for Bob. But --- oh no --- he sees a pair of eyes in the dark! Who is it? With a flashlight, Bob discovers it's a friendly creature wishing him goodnight. Goodnight, Bob! Then more eyes appear. Who is it now?

Herbie's Big Adventure by Jennie Poh - Children's 3-7, Adventure, Fiction

Capstone Young Readers | 9781623707668 | Published September 1, 2016

Herbie is a little hedgehog who is perfectly happy at home with his mother. But one day Mommy tells Herbie that it's time to go exploring all by himself! Herbie is so not sure, but ready or not, a westerly wind sweeps Herbie into the wide world...and Herbie's Big Adventure begins!

Never Follow a Dinosaur Written and illustrated by Alex Latimer - Children's 5-9, Picture

Peachtree Publishers | 9781561457045 | Published September 1, 2016

Sally and Joe are convinced that the mysterious footprints they have discovered must belong to a dinosaur! Could it be? Join them as the follow the clues to find out...But wait, what if Sally and Joe are right? What if it really is a dinosaur?

Top Prospect by Paul Volponi - Children's 9-13, Fiction, Sports

Carolrhoda Books | 9781467794336 | Published September 1, 2016

Travis Gardner lives to play quarterback. He's a standout QB by the middle school, and he's prepared to put everything he has into the game. Then Gainesville University's head coach makes Travis a promise: Travis will have a place on the team, and a scholarship to go with it. He just has to get through high school first.

A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston - Children's 6-10, Fiction

Candlewick | 9780763690779 | Published September 6, 2016

A little girl sails her raft across a sea of words, arriving at the house of a small boy and calling him away on an adventure. Through forests of fairy tales and across mountains of make-believe, the two travel together on a fantastical journey that unlocks the boy’s imagination. Now a lifetime of magic and adventure lies ahead of him...but who will be next?
A Long Pitch Home by Natalie Dias Lorenzi - Children's 9-12, Family Life, Sports

Charlesbridge | 9781580897136 | Published September 6, 2016

Ten-year-old Bilal liked his life back home in Pakistan. But when his father suddenly sends the family to live with their aunt and uncle in America, nothing is familiar. While Bilal tries to keep up with his cousin Jalaal by joining a baseball league and practicing his English, he wonders when his father will join the family in Virginia. Maybe if Bilal can prove himself on the pitcher’s mound, his father will make it to see him play. But playing baseball means navigating relationships with the guys, and with Jordan, the only girl on the team --- the player no one but Bilal wants to be friends with.

Ada Twist, Scientist Written by Andrea Beaty with illustrations by David Roberts - Children's 5-8, Children's, Fiction, Humor, Science, Young Adult 9+

Abrams Books for Young Readers | 9781419721373 | Published September 6, 2016

Like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie, scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. Not afraid of failure, she embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But, this time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble!
Antsy Ansel: Ansel Adams, a Life in Nature Written by Cindy Jenson-Elliott with illustrations by Christy Hale - Children's 5-9, Biography, Children's, Children's Nonfiction, Nonfiction

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | 9781627790826 | Published September 6, 2016

You may be familiar with Adams's iconic black-and-white nature photographs. But do you know about the artist who created these images? As a child, Ansel Adams just couldn't sit still. He felt trapped indoors and never walked anywhere --- he ran. Even when he sat, his feet danced. But in nature, Ansel felt right at home. He fell in love with the gusting gales of the Golden Gate, the quiet whisper of Lobos Creek, the icy white of Yosemite Valley and countless other remarkable natural sights. 
Bella's Fall Coat Written by Lynn Plourde with illustrations by Susan Gal - Children's 8 - 12, Fiction, Nature

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484726976 | Published September 6, 2016

Bella loves the sights and sounds of fall --- the crinkle-crackle of fallen leaves, the crunch of crisp, red apples, the honking and flapping of migrating geese. She wants the season to last forever. She also wants her fall coat --- the one her Grams made especially for her --- to last forever. But the coat is worn-out and too small...With a snip and a whir, Grams makes sure Bella will be warm when the first snowflakes fall. And Bella finds a perfect use for her old favorite coat --- on the first snowman of the season.

Beware the Clopper! (The Witches of Benevento) Written by John Bemelmans Marciano with illustrations by Sophie Blackall - Children's 7 - 10, Adventure, Children's, Fiction, Youth Fiction

Viking Books for Young Readers | 9780451471826 | Published September 6, 2016

The children of Benevento have to be careful and clever to evade the clutches of such witches as the Manalonga, the Janara, and the Clopper, who hide in wells and under bridges, fly at midnight and play tricks during Mischief Season. Five cousins --- Primo, Emilio, Rosa, Maria Beppina, and Sergio --- share adventures and narrow escapes and discover astonishing secrets as they outwit the witches in each exciting story. Maria Beppina, the timid tag-along cousin, is always afraid that the Clopper, the old witch who chases the children, will catch her.

Bounce by Megan Shull - Children's 10+, Family Life, Fiction, Humor

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062311726 | Published September 6, 2016

When Frannie makes one desperate, crazy wish—BOOM!—she magically bounces into a whole new life, with a totally different family. And. It. Is. Amazing! There’s only one catch: waking up as someone else keeps happening. Plunged into lives and adventures she’s only imagined --- from being a pop star to meeting one super-cute boy --- Frannie finds courage in the unforgettable friends and families she meets along the way.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl - Fiction

Puffin Books | 9780425287668 | Published September 6, 2016

Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last! But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormous boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life!

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl - Adventure, Children's, Fiction

Puffin Books | 9780425287835 | Published September 6, 2016

Now that he's won the chocolate factory, what's next for Charlie? Last seen flying through the sky in a giant elevator in CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Charlie Bucket's back for another adventure. When the giant elevator picks up speed, Charlie, Willy Wonka, and the gang are sent hurtling through space and time. Visiting the world’' first space hotel, battling the dreaded Vermicious Knids, and saving the world are only a few stops along this remarkable, intergalactic joyride.

Click, Clack, Suprise! Written by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin - Children's 4-8, Picture

Simon & Schuster | 9781481470315 | Published September 6, 2016

Everyone wants to look their best for the party. But Little Duck has never had a birthday before --- so how better to learn how to prepare than to do what all the other animals do! The sheep trim their wool --- so Little Duck trims her feathers. The pigs need a mud bath --- so Little Duck quish and quashes, too. All over the barnyard Little Duck snips, slurps, squishes, and shimmy shakes herself ready until...WHOOPS! It’s party picture time --- and Little Duck is a big mess. No matter --- it’s not something Farmer Brown’s frosted maple cake can’t fix!

Curse of the Boggin by D. J. MacHale - Children's 8 - 12, Children's, Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Youth Fiction

Random House Books for Young Readers | 9781101932537 | Published September 6, 2016

There’s a place beyond this world, beyond the land of the living, where ghosts go to write their unfinished stories --- stories that ended too soon. It’s a place for unexplained phenomena: mysteries that have never been solved, spirits that have never been laid to rest. And there’s only one way in or out. It’s called the Library, and you can get there with a special key. But beware! Don’t start a story you can’t finish. Because in this library, the stories you can’t finish just might finish you.

Dear Dragon: A Pen Pal Tale Written by Josh Funk and illustrated by Rodolfo Montalvo - Children's 4-8, Picture

Viking Books for Young Readers | 9780451472304 | Published September 6, 2016

George and Blaise are pen pals, and they write letters to each other about everything: their pets, birthdays, favorite sports, and science fair projects. There’s just one thing that the two friends don’t know: George is a human, while Blaise is a dragon! What will happen when these pen pals finally meet face-to-face?

Dog Rules by Jef Czekaj - Animals , Children's 4-8, Family, Parenting

Balzer + Bray | 9780062280183 | Published September 6, 2016

Two dogs must teach their new puppy to be a good dog. The puppy has to learn to growl...but it keeps tweeting. Roll over...but it eats worms... Will this puppy ever learn the Dog Rules?

Fascinating: The Life of Leonard Nimoy Written by Richard Michelson and illustrated by Edel Rodriguez - Children's 4-8, Picture

Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9781101933305 | Published September 6, 2016

Once there was a boy named Leonard who loved to sing and to act. His parents were immigrants who felt like aliens in America, and certainly didn’t understand Leonard’s drive to perform. “Learn to play the accordion,” his father told him. “Actors starve, but at least musicians can eke out a living.” But Leonard reached for the stars...and caught them. He moved to Hollywood, where he took acting lessons, and drove a taxi and took every role he could get. He worked hard, learned his lines, showed up on time, and studied his craft. Until one day he was offered the role of an alien science officer on a new TV show called Star Trek. Leonard knew what it felt like to be an alien. But did he want the role?

First Snow by Bomi Park - Children's 2-4, Magic, Adventure, Fiction

Chronicle Books | 9781452154725 | Published September 6, 2016

In this beautiful book from debut creator Bomi Park, a young girl wakes up to the year's first snowy day. From her initial glimpse out the window to her poignant adventures --- rolling a snowman, making snow angels --- the girl's quiet quests are ones all young readers will recognize. Simple, muted text and exquisite, evocative art conjure the excitement of a day spent exploring the wonder of snow --- and the magic that, sometimes literally, such a day brings. As subtly joyful as a snow day itself, this book will find its home in the hearts of young adventurers everywhere.
Frank Einstein and the EvoBlaster Belt (Frank Einstein series #4) Written by Jon Scieszka with illustrations by Brian Biggs - Children's 8 - 12, Humor, Science Fiction

Amulet Books | 9781419718878 | Published September 6, 2016

Kid-genius and inventor Frank Einstein loves figuring out how the world works by creating household contraptions that are part science, part imagination and definitely unusual. Frank --- along with his best friend, Watson, and Klink and Klank --- once again finds himself in competition with his classmate and archrival T. Edison and his sign-language-speaking sidekick, Mr. Chimp, over Frank’s newest invention: the EvoBlaster Belt, which allows the user to evolve and devolve into other forms of life, blasting from one species to another.

Hooray for Today! by Brian Won - Children's 4-7, Picture

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544748033 | Published September 6, 2016

When the moon is up, Owl is wide awake and ready for fun: “Hooray for today! Would you like to play?” But everyone says, “Not now! I’m sleepy!” Owl’s playday gets lonely fast as each friend turns her away --- until sunrise, when Owl discovers a friendly surprise. Perfect for little ones learning the art of patience,  HOORAY FOR TODAY! celebrates playtime, sharing, and friendship.

How This Book Was Made Written by Mac Barnett with illustrations by Adam Rex - Children's 3 - 6, Careers, Reference, Teaching

Disney-Hyperion | 9781423152200 | Published September 6, 2016

You may think you know how this book was made, but you don't. Sure, the author wrote many drafts, and the illustrator took a long time creating the art, but then what? How'd it get into your hands? Well, open the cover and read through these pages to find out. Just beware of the pirates and angry tiger.
The Alligator's Smile: And Other Poems Written by Jane Yolen with photographs by Jason Stemple - Animals , Children's 7 - 10, Children's Nonfiction, Poetry

Millbrook Press | 9781467755757 | Published September 1, 2016

Get up close and personal with alligators in all their tooth-filled glory in this collection of poems by New York Times bestselling author Jane Yolen. Rhymes and rhythms reflect on how alligators hunt, keep warm, and care for young. Stunning, large-scale photographs zoom in on these mighty hunters, while fun fact boxes accompany the poetry, providing details that are sure to pique young readers' curiosity.