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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.

November 2017

Hardcover

The Boxcar Children Fully Illustrated Edition (The Boxcar Children Mysteries) Written by Gertrude Chandler Warner with illustrations by Anne Yvonne Gilbert and Gretchen Ellen Powers - Children's 7-10, Classics, Fiction, Mystery

Albert Whitman & Company | 9780807509258 | Published November 1, 2017

The classic story of four orphaned siblings, Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny, who find an abandoned boxcar in the forest and decide to make it their home. Since its initial publication in 1942, The Boxcar Children has captivated many generations of readers. This fully illustrated edition commemorates the 75th anniversary of Gertrude Chandler Warner’s timeless novel. Featuring all-new full-color artwork as well as an afterword about the author, the history of the book, and the Boxcar Children legacy, this volume will be treasured by first-time readers and longtime fans alike.

Wanda's Better Way Written by Laura Pederson with illustrations by Penny Weber - Children's 5-8, Fiction, Science

Fulcrum Publishing | 9781682750148 | Published November 1, 2017

Young Wanda is a girl on a mission; she wants to decide what to do when she grows up. Will she be a dancer? A landscape designer? Maybe a pastry chef? Her teachers and parents all make suggestions, but Wanda sets out to explore each option on her own. Along the way she invents a clever pulley system, a squirrel-proof bird feeder, and the best way to separate eggs. With the school career fair (and adulthood) looming on the horizon, what will Wanda decide?

Daniel Coldstar #1: The Relic War by Stel Pavlou - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Science Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062126054 | Published November 7, 2017

Below the surface on a forgotten planet, Daniel Coldstar searches for relics from a lost civilization. Daniel has no memory of his past. All he knows is to do his job and fear the masters of the mines. Until he unearths a relic more powerful than anything he has ever seen. A relic that might help him escape…What follows is an epic outer space adventure filled with Truth Seekers, anatoms, Leechers, and the evil Sinja who seek to control the universe. All that stands in their way is a boy named Daniel Coldstar, whose journey will change the galaxy forever.
Digging For Trouble (The Devlin Quick Mysteries) by Linda Fairstein - Animals , Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery

Dial Books | 9780399186462 | Published November 7, 2017

After successfully apprehending a map thief at the beginning of summer, Dev is going to spend the second half of her summer vacation in Montana with her best friend, Katie, exploring the outdoors and NOT getting into trouble. But after participating in a dinosaur dig, Katie and Dev suspect that someone bad is in the Badlands when Katie's found fossils are switched out for old rocks. The good news? With Mom back in New York, no one can stop Devlin from investigating! But the fossil thief isn’t the only danger here, as snakes, scorpions, and bears abound, making Montana a treacherous place for finding answers. 
Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! It's Shoe Time! Written and illustrated by Mo Willems and Bryan Collier - Children's 4-8, Family, Fiction

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484726471 | Published November 7, 2017

This lyrical beginning-reader by multi award-winning artist Bryan Collier turns the closet on its heel and redefines what it means to be a pair. Beautifully rendered art paired with rich, rhyming dialog creates a powerful reading experience.

Getaway (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 12) by Jeff Kinney - Children's 8-12, Family Life, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Humor

Harry N. Abrams | 9781419725456 | Published November 7, 2017

Greg Heffley and his family are getting out of town. With the cold weather and the stress of the approaching holiday season, the Heffleys decide to escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation. A few days in paradise should do wonders for Greg and his frazzled family. But the Heffleys soon discover that paradise isn't everything it's cracked up to be. Sun poisoning, stomach troubles, and venomous critters all threaten to ruin the family's vacation. Can their trip be saved, or will this island getaway end in disaster?
Henry and Beezus Written by Beverly Cleary with illustrations by Louis Darling. - Children's, Children's 8-12, Classics, Fiction, Youth Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062652362 | Published November 7, 2017

Henry Huggins wants a new bicycle more than anything. Since money doesn’t grow on trees, Henry takes matters into his own hands and enlists the aid of neighborhood pal Beezus Quimby to help him make his dreams of wheeling down Klickitat Street on a shiny red bike come true. But somehow Henry and Beezus’s attempts to earn money go awry. Selling bubblegum on the playground lands them in trouble with the teacher, and bidding at a bicycle auction results in losing Beezus’s pesty little sister, Ramona. Still, no matter what they get into, Henry is lucky to have Beezus by his side.

Henry and Ribsy Written by Beverly Cleary with illustrations by Louis Darling. - Children's, Children's 8-12, Classics, Fiction, Youth Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062652379 | Published November 7, 2017

Ever since the day Ribsy walked into Henry Huggins’s life, the pup’s appetite for adventure has gotten him into all kinds of trouble --- not least of which is stealing a policeman’s lunch. So when Henry asks his dad if Ribsy can go along on their big fishing trip, Mr. Huggins agrees under one condition: the dog must learn to behave himself first. Henry feels certain Ribsy can rise to the occasion. But his four-legged friend just can’t stop sniffing out scrapes. Whether terrorizing the garbage man or gobbling Ramona Quimby’s ice-cream cone, Ribsy’s a handful...and it’s going to take all of Henry’s ingenuity to come up with a solution.

Henry and the Clubhouse Written by Beverly Cleary with illustrations by Louis Darling - Children's, Children's 8-12, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship, Humor, Youth Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062652393 | Published November 7, 2017

Now that Henry Huggins finally has a paper route, he doesn’t have much free time with his friends. Which makes the building of a boys-only clubhouse all the more important! With a top secret password for entry and an old stuffed owl keeping watch, Henry and his pals are thrilled with their private space. But Henry soon realizes that even a No Girls Allowed sign won’t keep out neighborhood pest Ramona Quimby --- and once Ramona gets mad, she just might cause the end of Henry’s newspaper career.

Henry and the Paper Route Written by Beverly Cleary with illustrations by Louis Darling - Children's, Children's 8-12, Classics, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship, Humor, Youth Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062652386 | Published November 7, 2017

When Henry Huggins sees his friend Scooter delivering newspapers, he’s seized with the desire for a paper route of his very own. But Scooter’s boss, Mr. Capper, won’t hire Henry because Henry’s not yet 11! While Henry waits impatiently for his birthday to come, he tries everything he can think of to get Mr. Capper to change his mind. But in the end it might just be pesky little Ramona Quimby who saves the day....

Henry Huggins Written by Beverly Cleary with illustrations by Louis Darling - Children's, Children's 8-12, Classics, Fiction, Friendship, Humor, Youth Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062652355 | Published November 7, 2017

For third grader Henry Huggins, life on Klickitat Street was just about as exciting as getting your tonsils out. That is, until a thump, thump, thump of a stray dog’s tail changed Henry’s life forever. From the moment the hungry pup, Ribsy, looked up longingly at Henry’s ice-cream cone while sitting on a downtown sidewalk, the two became inseparable. Beginning with trouble on the bus trip home that leads to a thrilling ride in a police car, Ribsy ensures that Henry will never have another dull moment. Together, Henry and Ribsy cause more excitement than Klickitat Street can handle!

Mutant Bunny Island by Obert Skye and Eduardo Vieira - Animals , Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery

HarperCollins | 9780062399120 | Published November 7, 2017

Ten-year-old Perry Owens has learned everything he needs to know from comic books. So when Perry receives a troubling message from his favorite uncle, Zeke, he knows exactly what’s wrong. Obviously, evil newts wearing trench coats must have kidnapped Zeke. Now they’re holding him hostage somewhere on Bunny Island, the remote vacation destination that Zeke calls home. On his own, Perry travels to Bunny Island, where dozens of bunnies are running wild. One in particular doesn’t seem quite right. A creature this cute shouldn’t exist in nature. 
Raid of No Return (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales, Book 7): A World War II Tale of the Doolittle Raid by Nathan Hale - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Historical Fiction, History

Harry N. Abrams | 9781419725562 | Published November 7, 2017

On December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, officially bringing the United States into World War II. A new generation of pilots were recruited to fly bombing missions for the United States, and from that group, volunteers were requested for a dangerous secret assignment. For the first time in American history, Army bombers would be launched from an aircraft carrier. Once at sea, they were told their mission was a retaliation strike against targets in Tokyo. But on the day of the raid, a Japanese patrol boat spotted them and they had to launch early, with barely enough fuel to get them past their target.

Ribsy Written by Beverly Cleary with illustrations by Louis Darling - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Humor, Youth Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062652409 | Published November 7, 2017

All Ribsy wanted to do that ordinary Saturday morning was ride along with his boy, Henry Huggins, in the family’s new station wagon. But a wild turn of events leaves Ribsy lost in a rainy mall parking lot, discovered by a rowdy group of little girls, and taken to a strange home where he’s scrubbed with flower-scented shampoo and petted half to death. Ribsy is desperate to find Henry, but he hits a roadblock when he can’t pick up Henry’s scent. Ribsy’s quest to get back home will take him places he never imagined going --- but if it reunites him with the boy who saved his life, every step of the way will be worth it.

Sisters of Glass by Naomi Cyprus - Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship, Magic

HarperCollins | 9780062458476 | Published November 7, 2017

Halan is a powerless princess. She is heir to the Magi Kingdom, a blazing desert land ruled by ancient magic. But unlike every royal before her, Halan has no magical powers of her own. Nalah is a powerful pauper. The glassblower’s daughter, she lives in the land of New Hadar, where magic is strictly outlawed. But Nalah has a powerful force growing within her --- one she can’t always control. One girl fears magic, one worships it. But when a legendary mirror connects them, Nalah and Halan finally meet --- and must work together to save their two worlds, before everything they know is shattered forever.
Supergirl: Age of Atlantis by Jo Whittemore - Adventure, Children's 9-12, Fiction, Science Fiction, Superhero

Harry N. Abrams | 9781419728143 | Published November 7, 2017

Supergirl (aka Kara Danvers) has been running across average citizens performing amazing feats all over National City. But that’s not even the weirdest thing going on. The Department of Extranormal Operations has captured a mysterious humanoid sea creature. Supergirl must find out what has drawn him to National City, and his connection to this surge of super-citizens. Written by celebrated author Jo Whittemore, this is one adventure fans of the TV series won’t want to miss!

The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse by Nicholas Gannon - Children's 8-12, Family, Fiction, Friendship, Humor

Greenwillow Books | 9780062320971 | Published November 7, 2017

Archer Helmsley’s grandparents --- famous explorers who went missing on an iceberg two years ago --- are finally coming home. Archer is overjoyed, but he may be the only one. Rumors are flying that Archer’s grandparents were never really abandoned on the iceberg; that they’re making it all up. Archer knows that the rumors are false. With his best friends, Oliver and Adélaïde, and their new neighbor, Kana, Archer sets out during a snowstorm to rescue his grandparents’ reputation.
The Great Unravel (A Riddle in Ruby, Book 3) by Kent Davis - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Greenwillow Books | 9780062368409 | Published November 7, 2017

In the past year, Ruby Teach was kidnapped, taken to a remote fortress, and experimented on by an evil scientist working for the crown. And even though she’s finally been reunited with her friends, her trouble has not ended. The vile Dr. Swedenborg has created a machine that steals the life force out of the unsuspecting citizens of Philadelphi, and Ruby and her crew might be the only ones brave enough to stop him.

The Kindness Club: Designed by Lucy by Courtney Sheinmel - Children's 8-12, Family, Fiction, Friendship

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | 9781681191171 | Published November 7, 2017

Creative and fashion-forward Lucy Tanaka was thrilled when Chloe Silver moved to town. Together with Theo Barnes, they formed The Kindness Club, testing different acts of kindness on their friends, neighbors, and siblings. One day, Lucy learns that their classmate, Serena, recently lost her mother. On top of that, it's Serena's birthday next weekend. Lucy is determined to lift Serena's spirits, and she knows the perfect way to do it --- rallying the Kindness Club to throw Serena the best birthday party ever at her family's bowling alley.

The Real McCoys Written by Matthew Swanson with illustrations by Robbi Behr - Children's 8-12, Family, Fiction, Humor, Mystery

Imprint | 9781250098528 | Published November 7, 2017

Bold, opinionated, and haplessly self-confident, the world’s greatest fourth-grade detective faces her biggest challenge! When someone kidnaps beloved school mascot Eddie the Owl, Moxie is on the case --- but she’s forced to fly solo now that her best friend (and crime-solving partner) has moved away. Moxie must interview her classmates --- both as potential new best friends and as possible suspects. She finds clues and points fingers but can’t save the owl on her own. Enter Moxie’s little brother, Milton. Quiet, cautious, and boring as a butter knife, he’s a good listener. 
Wonder Movie Tie-In Edition by R. J. Palacio - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mental Health

Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9781524720193 | Published November 7, 2017

Over 5 million people have fallen in love with WONDER and Auggie Pullman, the ordinary boy with the extraordinary face, who inspired a movement to Choose Kind. This special movie tie-in trade paperback edition features an eight-page full-color insert with photos from the film, a new introduction by the author and a family discussion guide. August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid.

Addison Cooke and the Tomb of the Khan by Jonathan W. Stokes - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Humor

Philomel Books | 9780399173783 | Published November 14, 2017

Fresh off of a victorious treasure hunt and rescue mission in South America, Addison Cooke just can't seem to steer clear of rogue bandits, pesky booby traps, and secret treasure troves. But it sure beats sitting around in school all day. Addison's aunt and uncle, on the other hand, are none too happy about their habit of attracting kidnappers. When they become pawns in a dangerous gang's plan to steal the most prized possession of the notorious Mongolian leader Genghis Khan, Addison and his friends find themselves once again caught in the middle of a multi-million-dollar international heist.
Dolls of War (The Friendship Dolls) by Shirley Parenteau - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Candlewick | 9780763690694 | Published November 14, 2017

In 1941, eleven-year-old Macy James lives near the Oregon coast with her father, the director of a small museum. Miss Tokyo, one of fifty-eight exquisite friendship dolls given to America by Japan in 1926, is part of the museum's collection --- and one of Macy's most treasured connections to her mother, who recently passed away. When the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, many of Macy's neighbors demand that Miss Tokyo be destroyed. When her brother joins the Navy and devastating news from the war begins to pour in, Macy starts having doubts --- does remaining loyal to Miss Tokyo mean being disloyal to America?

Impact!: Asteroids and the Science of Saving the World (Scientists in the Field Series) by Elizabeth Rusch and Karin Anderson - Children's 10-12, Children's Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Science

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544671591 | Published November 14, 2017

Asteroids bombard our atmosphere all the time. Some are harmless, burning up in a flash of light. But others explode with a great sonic boom, smashing windows and throwing people to the ground. Worst of all, some asteroids strike our planet, blasting out massive craters and destroying everything nearby on impact. Follow the award-winning author Elizabeth Rusch into the field with scientists as they search for dangerous asteroids in space, study asteroids that have smashed into the ground, and make plans to prevent an asteroid strike if one ever threatens our planet.
Life on Surtsey: Iceland's Upstart Island (Scientists in the Field Series) by Loree Griffin Burns - Children's 10-12, Children's Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Science

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544687233 | Published November 14, 2017

On November 14, 1963, a volcano fifteen miles off the shore of Iceland exploded under the sea, resulting in a brand-new island. Scientists immediately recognized Surtsey for what it was: an opportunity to observe the way life takes hold. Loree Griffin Burns follows entomologist Erling Ólafsson on a five-day trip to Surtsey, where since 1970 he has studied the arrival and survival of insects and other species. Readers see how demanding conditions on Surtsey can be, what it’s like to eat and work while making the smallest impact possible, and the passion driving these remarkable scientists in one of the world’s most unique fields ever!