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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 2017

Hardcover

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3 The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan - Adventure, Children's 10-14, Fantasy, Fiction, Mythology

Disney-Hyperion | 9781423160939 | Published October 3, 2017

Magnus Chase, a once-homeless teen, is a resident of the Hotel Valhalla and one of Odin's chosen warriors. As the son of Frey, the god of summer, fertility, and health, Magnus isn't naturally inclined to fighting. But he has strong and steadfast friends, including Hearthstone the elf, Blitzen the dwarf, and Samirah the Valkyrie, and together they have achieved brave deeds, such as defeating Fenris Wolf and battling giants for Thor's hammer, Mjolnir. Now Magnus faces his most dangerous trial yet. His cousin, Annabeth, recruits her boyfriend, Percy Jackson, to give Magnus some pointers, but will his training be enough?

The Adventurers Guild by Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484788011 | Published October 3, 2017

In one of the last cities standing after the world fell to monsters, best friends Zed Kagari and Brock Dunderfel have high hopes for the future. Zed desperately wishes to join the ranks of the Mages Guild, where his status as Freestone's only half elf might finally be an asset. Brock, the roguishly handsome son of merchants, is confident he'll be welcomed into the ranks of the Merchants Guild. But just as it seems the boys' dreams have come true, their lives take a startling turn...and they find themselves members of the perilous Adventurers Guild.
The Flash: Hocus Pocus by Barry Lyga - Adventure, Children's 9-12, Fiction, Science Fiction, Superhero

Harry N. Abrams | 9781419728150 | Published October 3, 2017

In a timeline where Flashpoint never happened, The Flash (aka Barry Allen) must face a mysterious villain who can control the minds and actions of citizens. But when Hocus Pocus, as he calls himself, takes control of Barry, it’s up to Team Flash to help the Scarlet Speedster before he’s forced to do the unthinkable. Written by New York Times bestselling author Barry Lyga, this is one adventure fans of the TV series won’t want to miss!

Eugenia Lincoln and the Unexpected Package: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume Four Written by Kate DiCamillo with illustrations by Chris Van Dusen - Children's 6-9, Family, Family Life, Fiction

Candlewick | 9780763678814 | Published October 10, 2017

Eugenia Lincoln is a practical person with no time for gee-gaws, whoop-de-whoops, or frivolity. When an unexpected package containing an accordion arrives at her house, she is determined to have nothing to do with it. But her plans to sell the accordion, destroy the accordion, and give the accordion away all end in frustration. How can Eugenia stop being tormented by this troublesome package? Might she discover that a bit of unforeseen frivolity could be surprisingly...joyous?
The Magical Match (The Fairy-Tale Matchmaker) by E. D. Baker - Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | 9781681191393 | Published October 10, 2017

It seems like everything is falling into place for Cory. Her uncle Micah is engaged to his perfect match, and she's lucky in love herself with her boyfriend Blue. She's excited to help prepare for the wedding, but when she hears of another marriage on the horizon --- her mother's, to a goblin --- she knows things might not go quite as planned. The fairy guilds have promised to leave Cory alone, but she knows they still don't agree with her lifestyle, so truly anything is possible. Add to that a witchy match that proves more difficult than usual and an upcoming Battle of the Bands --- all while hiding that she's Cupid! --- and Cory's got her hands full! In the end, will true love conquer all?

Unicorn Power! (Lumberjanes) Written by Mariko Tamaki with illustrations by Brooke A. Allen - Adventure, Children's 10-14, Fantasy, Humor

Harry N. Abrams | 9781419727252 | Published October 10, 2017

Welcome to Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types. The five scouts of Roanoke cabin --- Jo, April, Molly, Mal, and Ripley --- love their summers at camp. They get to hang out with their best friends, earn Lumberjane scout badges, annoy their no-nonsense counselor Jen...and go on supernatural adventures. That last one? A pretty normal occurrence at Miss Qiunzella’s, where the woods contain endless mysteries. Today is no exception. 
The Perfect Match (The Fairy-Tale Matchmaker) by E. D. Baker - Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | 9781681191478 | Published October 11, 2017

Former tooth-fairy-in-training, Cory Feathering, is coming into her skills as a matchmaker more and more each day. But as she hones her skills, she's still doing odd jobs around town in order to help people who need it. One day as she's house-sitting for the Three Bears, Cory runs into the infamous Goldilocks. The girl with blonde locks wants Cory to help set her up on a date, but typical, no one is quite right for her. Then, Cory has a vision of Goldilocks with a prince who lives far away in a castle. The only problem? He's getting married to someone else. 
Frank Einstein and the Bio-Action Gizmo (Frank Einstein Series #5): Book Five Written by Jon Scieszka with illustrations by Brian Biggs - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Humor, Science, Science Fiction

Amulet Books | 9781419722974 | Published October 17, 2017

The Girl Who Knew Even More (Munchem Academy, Book 2) by Commander S.T. Bolivar III - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Humor, Mystery, Science Fiction

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484778579 | Published October 17, 2017

Spring has come to Munchem Academy. The snow is melting, the roof is leaking, and Mr. Larimore is now in charge. Mattie is worried, though. Mr. Larimore is taking the whole "let's help Headmaster Rooney get back on his feet" thing seriously, and he's whispering all sorts of suggestions to the highly suggestible Rooney. Then there's the matter of the school's weather. It's getting...strange. Mini-tornados sweep up out of nowhere. Once Mattie, Caroline, and Eliot figure out what's causing the chaos (the Weather-matic 9000), who's causing the chaos (Mr. Larimore), and why it's a chaotic an idea (weather weapons!), they need to act. Fast. 
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson - Children's, Children's 8-12, Coming of Age, Classics, Fiction, Youth Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062658746 | Published October 24, 2017

Jess Aaron's greatest ambition is to be the fastest runner in the fifth grade. He's been practicing all summer and can't wait to see his classmates' faces when he beats them all. But on the first day of school, a new kid, a new girl, boldly crosses over to the boy's side of the playground and outruns everyone. That's not a very promising beginning for a friendship, but Jess and Leslie Burke become inseparable. Then one morning a terrible tragedy occurs. Only when Jess is able to come to grips with this tragedy does he finally understand the strength and courage Leslie has given him.

Charlotte's Web by E. B. White - Children's, Children's 8-12, Coming of Age, Classics, Fiction, Youth Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062658753 | Published October 24, 2017

Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte’s web, high in the barn. Her spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a little girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur’s life when he was born the runt of his litter.

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai - Fiction, Youth Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062574022 | Published October 24, 2017

Inspired by the author's childhood experience as a refugee --- fleeing Vietnam after the Fall of Saigon and immigrating to Alabama --- this coming-of-age debut novel told in verse has been celebrated for its touching child's-eye view of family and immigration. Hà has only ever known Saigon: the thrills of its markets, the joy of its traditions and the warmth of her friends close by. But now the Vietnam War has reached her home. Hà and her family are forced to flee as Saigon falls, and they board a ship headed toward hope --- toward America.

Reign of Outlaws (A Robyn Hoodlum Adventure) by Kekla Magoon - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fiction, Friendship, Futuristic, Science Fiction

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | 9781619636576 | Published October 24, 2017

When twelve-year-old Robyn Loxley set out to save her parents, she never could've predicted that she would become Robyn Hoodlum, leader of the rebellion against the harsh government led by Ignomus Crown. But Robyn's attempt to free her parents has failed, and on top of that, her friends have been captured. And now Crown has given her 72 hours to turn herself in --- or else. Now Robyn must decide between sacrificing herself, saving her parents and friends, or advancing the rebellion. With the stakes higher than ever, will Robyn be able to succeed?
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Classics, Fantasy, Youth Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062667038 | Published October 24, 2017

Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place --- he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their timely ghostly teachings --- like the ability to Fade. Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead? And then there are things like ghouls that aren't really one thing or the other.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Coming of Age, Classics, Fantasy, Fiction, Youth Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062658760 | Published October 24, 2017

What begins as a simple game of hide-and-seek quickly turns into the adventure of a lifetime when Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy walk through a wardrobe and into the land of Narnia. There they find a cold, snow-covered land frozen in eternal winter by the evil White Witch. Narnia’s only hope is that Aslan, the Great Lion, will return to help break the Witch’s spell. But will the power of Aslan be enough to conquer the dark magic of the White Witch? THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE is C. S. Lewis’s second book in The Chronicles of Narnia, which has captured the imaginations of children for generations.

The Mouse and the Motorcycle written by Beverly Cleary with illustrations by Jacqueline Rogers - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Classics, Youth Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062657985 | Published October 24, 2017

In this imaginative adventure from Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary, a young mouse named Ralph is thrown into a world of excitement when a boy and his shiny toy motorcycle check into the Mountain View Inn.

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine A. Applegate - Children's, Children's 8-12, Classics, Youth Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062641946 | Published October 24, 2017

Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he rarely misses his life in the jungle. Instead, he thinks about TV shows, his friends and his art. Then he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from her family, and she makes Ivan see their home --- and his own art --- through new eyes. When Ruby arrives, change comes with her, and it’s up to Ivan to make it a change for the better.

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech - Children's, Children's 8-12, Coming of Age, Classics, Historical Fiction, Youth Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062658777 | Published October 24, 2017

Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle is proud of her country roots and the “Indian-ness in her blood.” Traveling from Ohio to Idaho with her eccentric grandparents, she tells them of the story of Phoebe Winterbottom, whose mother disappeared. As Sal entertains her grandparents, her own story begins to unfold --- Sal’s mother left one April morning for Idaho, promising to return before the tulips bloomed. She has not, however, returned, and the trip to Idaho takes on a growing urgency as Salamanca hopes to get to Idaho in time for her mother’s birthday and bring her back, despite her father’s warning that she is fishing in the air.

Invasion of the Scorp-lions (A Monstertown Mystery) (Monstertown Mysteries) by Bruce Hale - Fiction, Horror, Mystery

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484713235 | Published October 31, 2017

Something is very wrong at Monterrosa Elementary --- again. Weird noises and funky smells are coming through the classroom vents. Could the school be haunted? When one of their classmates falls into a coma, best friends Carlos and Benny know it's time to call in the best monster hunters they know: each other. This may well be their wackiest extermination challenge yet!

Hear the Wind Blow by Mary Downing Hahn - Children's, Children's 10-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Youth Fiction

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9781328740922 | Published October 17, 2017

On a cold, snowy night, 13-year-old Haswell Magruder makes a fateful decision. A wounded Confederate soldier appears at the family’s Virginia farm, and Haswell convinces his mother to take the man in, despite the dire repercussions if the enemy Yankees were to catch them in such an act. Unfortunately, this sets off a horrific chain of events that leaves their house burned to the ground and their farm in ruins. With no home left, Haswell sets out in search of his older brother, a Confederate soldier.

Paperback

The Khipu and the Final Key (The Boxcar Children Great Adventure) Written by Gertrude Chandler Warner with illustrations by Anthony VanArsdale - Adventure, Children's 7-10, Fiction, Mystery

Albert Whitman & Company | 9780807506820 | Published October 1, 2017

In this all-new very special miniseries, the Aldens have been recruited by a secret society to return lost artifacts and treasures to their rightful locations --- all around the world! The final leg of the Aldens' journey brings them to South America and to the Salt Flats in northern Argentina. But when they hit a dead end, they realize someone has tricked them in order to delay their plans! Returning to Buenos Aires, the Aldens connect with the Silvertons and are able to get back on track. But it is clear their rivals are closer than ever. 

Baylor's Guide to the Other Side by Robert Imfeld - Children's, Children's 8-12, Family, Family Life, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Magic, Mystery, Supernatural, Supernatural Fiction

Aladdin | 9781481466370 | Published October 3, 2017

There are a few things you should know about Baylor Bosco: He’s 13-years-old, he has a twin sister and he really does NOT like ghosts…which is problematic because he’s a medium and sees ghosts everywhere. Oh, and his twin sister, Kristina? She’s a ghost too. They’ve been working as a pair for years, expertly relaying messages from ghosts to their still-living loved ones. Baylor’s even managed to come up with an introductory phrase --- one that he has to use far too often. 
Counting Sheep: Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet Written by Jacqueline Kelly and illustrated by Teagan White and Jennifer L. Meyer - Animals , Children's 7-10, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Square Fish | 9781250129451 | Published October 3, 2017

In this second book in the Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet series, Callie takes a hands-on approach to animal doctoring. When Callie and Granddaddy go exploring by the river, Callie discovers a leaf covered with spots. Those spots, it turns out, are eggs, and those eggs become butterflies. One of her newly hatched butterflies has a problem, though --- its wing is broken. Can Callie find a way to help this butterfly fly? Mother's prize sheep, Snow White, is pregnant and about to give birth. With Dr. Pritzker off helping a colicky horse, it falls to Callie to deliver the lamb. Will Callie be able to take the situation in hand?

Hatchet: 30th Anniversary Edition by Gary Paulsen - Adventure, Coming of Age, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781481486293 | Published October 3, 2017

Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson, haunted by his secret knowledge of his mother’s infidelity, is traveling by single-engine plane to visit his father for the first time since the divorce. When the plane crashes, the sole survivor is Brian. He is alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but his clothing, a tattered windbreaker and the hatchet his mother had given him as a present. At first consumed by despair and self-pity, Brian slowly learns survival skills. When Brian is finally rescued after 54 days in the wild, he emerges from his ordeal with new patience and maturity, and a greater understanding of himself and his parents.

Impyrium by Henry H. Neff - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic

HarperCollins | 9780062392060 | Published October 3, 2017

For over three thousand years, the Faeregine dynasty has ruled Impyrium. But the family’s magic has been fading, and with it their power over the empire. Many believe the Faeregines are ripe to fall. Hazel, the youngest member of the royal family, is happy to leave ruling to her sisters so that she can study her magic. But the empress has other plans for her granddaughter, dark and dangerous plans to exploit Hazel’s talents and rekindle the Faeregine mystique. Hob, a commoner from the remote provinces, has been sent to the city to serve the Faeregines --- and to spy on them.