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.
Millbrook Press | 9781467780315 | Published August 1, 2016
Do plants really move? Absolutely! You might be surprised by all ways plants can move. Plants might not pick up their roots and walk away, but they definitely don't sit still! Discover the many ways plants (and their seeds) move. Whether it's a sunflower, a Venus flytrap, or an exotic plant like an exploding cucumber, this fascinating picture book shows just how excitingly active plants really are.
Holiday House | 9780823436330 | Published August 30, 2016
Capstone Young Readers | 9781623707323 | Published August 1, 2016
When a dark night comes to the big city, one little super hero prepares for a great adventure...bedtime! He dons his pajama uniform, speeds upstairs, cleans up the nightly grime and keeps watch from his towering bunk bed.
Capstone Young Readers | 9781623706517 | Published August 1, 2016
Have you ever thought about bringing your dragon to the library? Don't do it! You might have the best intentions, but that dragon will cause nothing but trouble. Using rhyming text and a diverse cast of characters, this charming picture book will provide some important and some not so important library etiquette in a very entertaining way.
Capstone Young Readers | 9781623707767 | Published August 1, 2016
Someone has kidnapped all the ghosts in town, including his Grandma! Suddenly, Trey’s goofy plan to get on TV and meet his hero --- famous ghost-hunter Rex Rangler --- turns into a race to save his beloved Grandma’s spirit. Written by debut middle-grade author John Bladek, LOST IN GHOSTVILLE is a funny, fast-paced novel filled with humor, adventure and, of course, spirit!
Childs Play Intl Ltd | 9781846436949 | Published August 1, 2016
Peachtree Publishers | 9781561459124 | Published August 1, 2016
Following the events of 9/11, a beam from the World Trade Center was given to the United States Navy. The beam was driven from New York to a foundry in Louisiana. Chippers and grinders, painted and polishers worked on the beam for months until it became a navy ship’s bow --- the USS New York.
Albert Whitman & Company | 9780807517048 | Published August 1, 2016
Thirteen-year-old Rose Gallagher's best friend is a dragon. The more Rose learns about her friend Jade and the world of dragons, the more dangerous her life becomes. Helped only by her fantasy-obsessed friend and a local occult enthusiast, Rose soon finds herself risking her life to help Jade recover a mysterious fragment of a meteorite called the Harbinger, which has the power to awaken countless dragons from their 65-million-year slumber. Can they find the Harbinger before Jade's enemies?
Bloomsbury USA Childrens | 9781619638303 | Published August 2, 2016
Despite trying to leave his detective ways behind and wanting to lead a normal life, when his father's loyal housekeeper, Bogna, goes missing, Darkus must return to the family fold to solve the mystery. Alongside his father, Alan, and his stepsister Tilly, Darkus follows the trail to America and the bright lights of Las Vegas where they must once again face the deadly criminal organization the Combination --- and this time, all bets are off. With danger at every turn, Knightley and Son will need an ace or two up their sleeves in order to win this game.
Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9780553512854 | Published August 2, 2016
Annabel Grey is primed for a proper life as a young lady in Victorian England. But when her mother suddenly disappears, she’s put in the care of two eccentric aunts who thrust her into a decidedly un-ladylike life. Before Annabel can assess the most ladylike way to respond to her current predicament, she is swept up in an urgent quest. Annabel is pitted against another young witch, Kitty, to rescue the sacred Moreover Wand from the dangerous underworld beneath London. It doesn’t take long for Annabel to see that the most dangerous part of her journey is her decision to trust this wild, magical girl.
Abrams Books for Young Readers | 9781419718724 | Published August 2, 2016
Ada Lovelace (1815–1852) was the daughter of a poet and a mathematician. Her parents separated when she was young, and her mother insisted on a logic-focused education, rejecting her father’s “mad” love of poetry. But Ada remained fascinated with her father and considered mathematics “poetical science.” Via her friendship with inventor Charles Babbage, she became involved in “programming” his Analytical Engine, a precursor to the computer. This picture book biography of Ada Lovelace is a compelling portrait of a woman who saw the potential for numbers to make art.
Candlewick | 9780763678937 | Published August 2, 2016
In April 1916, Nell Richardson and Alice Burke set out from New York City in a little yellow car. They took with them a teeny typewriter, a tiny sewing machine, a wee black kitten and a message for Americans all across the country: Votes for Women! The women’s suffrage movement was in full swing, and Nell and Alice would not let anything keep them from spreading the word. Braving blizzards, deserts and naysayers --- not to mention a whole lot of tires stuck in the mud --- the two courageous friends made their way through the cities and towns of America to further their cause.
Chronicle Books | 9781452112428 | Published August 2, 2016
First Second | 9781626721067 | Published August 2, 2016
Bera doesn't ask for much in life. She's a solitary, humble troll, tending her island pumpkin patch in cheerful isolation. She isn't looking for any trouble. But when trouble comes to find her, it comes in spades. A human baby has arrived in the realm of the trolls and nobody knows where it came from, but Bera seems to be the only person who doesn't want it dead. There's nothing to it but to return the adorable little thing to its parents. Like it or not, Bera's gone and found herself a quest.
HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544277397 | Published August 2, 2016
Sky Pony Press | 9781634506915 | Published August 2, 2016
Brunhilda the witch loves making trouble. Each morning, she wakes up on the wrong side of the bed, puts on her ugliest dress, eats spider mush for breakfast and brushes her teeth with candy. As soon as she leaves the house, she begins to spread her misery. But one night, Brunhilda’s cat makes trouble instead. The next morning, Brunhilda is on the right side of the bed. The day has gone completely backwards. What will happen when Brunhilda casts her favorite misery-inducing spells?
HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544416192 | Published August 2, 2016
One of the biggest differences between humans and animals is the ability to understand the idea of “If I do X, Y might happen.” New Caledonian crows seem to possess the intelligence to understand this “causal” concept. Why do crows have this ability? What does the crow know and what does it tell us about brain size, the evolution of intelligence and just who is the smartest creature on the planet?
Charlesbridge | 9781580893961 | Published August 2, 2016
Many things come with instructions, but unfortunately money isn’t one of them. DOLLARS & SENSE is a basic operating instruction manual for money that will teach readers about the history of money, the way our American economy works, and how to make important decisions about personal finance.
Delacorte Books for Young Readers | 9780553497939 | Published August 2, 2016
The sand fairy, also known as the Psammead, is merely a creature from stories Lamb and Edith have heard their older brothers and sisters tell...until he suddenly reappears. Lamb and Edith are pleased to have something to take their minds off the war but before their adventure ends, all will be changed, and the Lamb and Edith will have seen the Great War from every possible viewpoint --- that of factory workers, soldiers and sailors and nurses. But most of all, the war’s impact will be felt by those left behind, at the very heart of their family.
Chronicle Books | 9781452138909 | Published August 2, 2016
Christine Gouda, who's in her last year at elementary school, faces change at every turn, starting with her own nickname --- Tink --- which just doesn't fit anymore. Readers will relate to this strong female protagonist whose voice rings with profound authenticity and absolute novelty, and her year's cringingly painful trials in normalcy --- uncomfortable Halloween costumes, premature sleepover parties, crushed crushes, and changing friendships. Throughout all this, Tink learns, what you call yourself, and how you do it, has a lot to do with who you are.
Candlewick | 9780763679958 | Published August 2, 2016
Judy is visiting Grandma Lou one day when she accidentally finds an uber-mysterious list of activities --- a Bucket List! Judy then decides that she’ll make her own bucket list of all the things she wants to do, and soon Judy is off running and trying to cross off all her items. But what happens if Grandma Lou achieves everything on her list? Does that mean she’ll be ready to...kick the bucket?
Clarion Books | 9780547330129 | Published August 2, 2016
Candlewick | 9780763668082 | Published August 2, 2016
Lucy is a small dog without a home. She had one once, but she remembers it only in her dreams. Eleanor is a little girl who looks forward to feeding the stray dog that appears faithfully beneath her window each day. Eleanor’s father is a juggler with stage fright. The overlapping stories of three delightful characters, offering a slightly different perspective each time, come together in a truly original, beautifully illustrated book for dog (and underdog) lovers of all ages.
Roaring Brook Press | 9781626723429 | Published August 2, 2016
When Patrick Griffin passes out after a chemistry experiment gone bad, he wakes up in a strange parallel world, where everyone has huge eyes and tiny ears, and is addicted to smartphones called "binkies." Patrick thinks it's all a weird dream, but he's about to wake up to an adventure beyond his wildest imagination. Meanwhile, a huge rabbit-like creature named Mr. BunBun is roaming through Patrick's hometown, leaving a trail of chaos behind it. Its mission? To save Earth from imminent doom.
Candlewick | 9780763672881 | Published August 2, 2016