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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 2017


Boy Seeking Band by Steve Brezenoff - Children's 9-12, Fiction, Friendship, Performing Arts

Capstone Young Readers | 9781623708535 | Published September 1, 2017

Great music and great friendships aren’t always in harmony. Terence Kato is a prodigy bass player, but he’s determined to finish middle school on a high note. Life has other plans. In eighth grade, he’s forced to transfer from a private arts school to a public school, where the kids seemingly speak a different language. Luckily, Terence knows a universal one: music. The teen sets out to build a rock band and, in the process, make a few friends.

Click'd by Tamara Ireland Stone - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Science, Technology

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484784976 | Published September 5, 2017

Allie Navarro watches as her app, Click'd, goes viral. Leaderboards are filling up! Everyone's making new friends. And with all the data Allie is collecting, she has an even better shot at beating her archenemy, Nathan, at the upcoming youth coding competition. But when Allie discovers a glitch that threatens to expose everyone's secrets, she has to figure out how to make things right, even if that means sharing the computer lab with Nathan. Can Allie fix her app, stop it from doing any more damage, and win back the friends it hurt-all before she steps on stage to present Click'd to the judges?

The Adventurer's Guide to Dragons (and Why They Keep Biting Me) by Wade Albert White - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Family Life, Fantasy, Fiction

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316305310 | Published September 5, 2017

Anne, Penelope and Hiro are nominated for Best Illegal Quest That Nearly Destroyed the Entire World at the annual Quest Academy Awards, but they barely get to enjoy it before a strange boy tricks Anne into activating a new quest. Her charge: kill the dragon queen. The problem is, Anne doesn't want to kill any dragons. But the mysterious boy does, even if it means igniting a devastating war between people and dragons. The only chance Anne and the others have to stop it is to get to the queen first.

The Gravedigger's Son Written by Patrick Moody and illustrated by Graham Carter - Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship, Horror

Sky Pony Press | 9781510710733 | Published September 5, 2017

Ian Fossor is last in a long line of Gravediggers. It’s his family’s job to bury the dead and to help settle the worries that linger beyond the grave. But Ian doesn’t want to help the dead: he wants to be a Healer and help the living. Such a wish is, of course, selfish and impossible. Just as Ian’s friend, Fiona, convinces him to talk to his father, they’re captured by a coven of Weavers, dark magic witches who want only two things: to escape the murky woods where they’ve been banished, and to raise the dead and shift the balance of power back to themselves.

Warriors Super Edition: Tigerheart's Shadow Written by Erin Hunter and illustrated by James L. Barry - Adventure, Animals , Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction

HarperCollins | 0062467720 | Published September 5, 2017

Long one of the proudest warrior Clans, ShadowClan now faces an unprecedented period of darkness and uncertainty. Its deputy, Tigerheart, is determined to help his Clan survive. But a crossroads is fast approaching…and when their medicine cat has an ominous vision, Tigerheart discovers that the only way to save his Clan may be to leave it behind forever.

Commander in Cheese Super Special #1: Mouse Rushmore by Lindsey Leavitt and Ag Ford - Animals , Children's 7-10, Culture, Fiction, Humor

Random House Books for Young Readers | 9781524720476 | Published September 12, 2017

Mount Rushmore shows the faces of four great U.S. presidents. More important, it houses the biggest mouse treasure room of all! But the room is in trouble. Treasures keep disappearing like cheese off a mousetrap! It’s up to the Squeakerton family to travel to the monument and solve the mystery. When they get to Mount Rushmore, they’ll meet new friends, find clues and even hold a stakeout! Can these little mice catch a big thief? Or will they go back to the White House with their tails tucked between their legs?

Mighty Jack and the Goblin King by Ben Hatke - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fiction, Graphic Novel

First Second | 9781626722675 | Published September 5, 2017

When Jack and Lilly follow Maddy’s captor through the portal, they are ready for anything...except what they find waiting for them in the floating crossroads between worlds. Even the power of their magic plants may not be enough to get them back to earth alive. Alone and injured, Jack and Lilly must each face their own monsters --- as well as giants who grind the bones of human children to feed their “beast” and a fearsome goblin king in the sewers down below. But when Jack finds himself in a tough spot, help comes from the most unlikely person: the goblin king!

Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Won't-Walk-the-Dog Cure Written by Ann M. Martin with Annie Parnell and illustrations by Ben Hatke - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Humor, Magic

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250071705 | Published September 5, 2017

Missy Piggle-Wiggle is finally starting to feel settled in at the upside-down house, but right when everything is going so well, a terrible storm blasts through Little Spring Valley, damaging the upside-down house. Now the house is in need of repair (and isn't happy about it one bit), and money is becoming pretty tight for Missy. And, on top of that, the children of Little Spring Valley continue to need Missy's inventive cures, such as the Smarty-Pants Cure, the Whiney-Whiners Cure and the Won't-Walk-the-Dog Cure. Luckily, Missy knows just what to do!

Podkin One-Ear (Longburrow) by Kieran Larwood and David Wyatt - Animals , Children's 10-12, Family Life, Fantasy, Fiction

Clarion Books | 9781328695826 | Published September 5, 2017

In a classic fantasy world of anthropomorphic rabbits, three young siblings are on the run from the villainous Gorm tribe who have killed and enslaved their clan. Podkin, once destined to be clan leader, has always been spoiled, but now he must act bravely as he, his older sister, and baby brother flee for their lives. Facing pursuit and treachery, the three collect allies in their search for refuge, until at last they are ready to fight back against the Gorm and attempt to rid the land of an evil scourge.

Abby in Wonderland (Whatever After Special Edition) by Sarah Mlynowski - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction

Scholastic Press | 9780545746649 | Published September 12, 2017

Abby is spending the day with her best friends, Frankie and Robin, and Penny. Everything is normal until Frankie falls into a mysterious hole behind Penny's house...and they all wind up in the story of ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND! Now they have to solve a riddle from the Cheshire cat, attend a wacky tea party with the Mad Hatter, become BFFs with Alice and find Frankie...or they'll be stuck in Wonderland for good!

Castle in the Stars: The Space Race of 1869 by Alex Alice - Adventure, Children's 10-14, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel

First Second | 9781626724938 | Published September 12, 2017

In search of the mysterious element known as aether, Claire Dulac flew her hot air balloon toward the edge of our stratosphere and never returned. Her son, Seraphin, still holds out hope. One year after her disappearance, Seraphin and his father are delivered a tantalizing clue: a letter from an unknown sender who claims to have Claire’s lost logbook. The letter summons them to a Bavarian castle. But within the castle walls, danger lurks --- there are those who would stop at nothing to conquer the stars.

Deadzone (Horizon, Book 2) by Jennifer A. Nielsen - Children's 9-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction

Scholastic Inc. | 9781338121414 | Published September 12, 2017

The survivors have made it out of the jungle, but they may be sorry they ever left when they stumble upon a whole new ecosystem, populated with entirely new threats. And the greatest threat of all may come from within. Because one of the kids is changing...The seven-book series begun by #1 New York Times bestseller Scott Westerfeld only gets bigger and bolder under the frenzied imagination of bestselling, critically acclaimed author Jennifer A. Nielsen!

Everything You Need to Know About NIGHTMARES! and How to Defeat Them: The Nightmares! Handbook by Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller, and Karl Kwasny - Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror

Delacorte Books for Young Readers | 9780385744317 | Published September 12, 2017

Nightmares. They come in all shapes and sizes --- from gargantuan lizards to teensy creepy-crawlies. No matter their form, we know all too well, they are truly terrifying. The good news is that every Nightmare, no matter how ferocious, mysterious or hairy, can be defeated. And this book will tell you how. Whether you’re being chased by zombies or stalked by evil twins, this handy book will give you all the tools and tips you need to put your bad dreams to bed for good!

Judy Moody and Friends: Judy Moody, Tooth Fairy Written by Megan McDonald and illustrated by Erwin Madrid - Children's 4-6, Fairy Tale, Fiction

Candlewick | 9780763691684 | Published September 12, 2017

Judy and her friends are on the playground when Jessica Finch overhears a fifth-grader talking. What!? There’s no such thing as the Tooth Fairy? Can that big kid be right? Luckily, Judy Moody is on the case! All she needs is one loose tooth, a semireluctant little brother, a bathtub, a string, a toy motorboat, wide, Stink! But what if the real Tooth Fairy is a no-show? Judy Moody fans will happily sink their teeth into this cavity-free caper full of surprises --- and a little bit of magic.

King of the Bench: Control Freak by Steve Moore - Children's 8-12, Comic Books, Fiction, Social Issues

HarperCollins | 9780062203328 | Published September 12, 2017

Steve is King of the Bench. No brag. That’s just a fact. And this season, Steve and his friends are ready to sit on the sidelines of the Spiro T. Agnew Middle school football field. But then they stumble upon an old-school video game controller, and they become convinced it can control sports plays. With it, Steve might become King of Football too!

Swing It, Sunny Written by Jennifer L. Holm and illustrated by Matthew Holm - Children's 8-12, Comic Books, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship

Graphix | 9780545741729 | Published September 12, 2017

Summer's over and it's time for Sunny Lewin to enter the strange and unfriendly hallways of middle school. When her Gramps calls her from Florida to ask how she's doing, she always tells him she's fine. But Sunny is NOT having the best time. Sunny misses her brother Dale, who's been sent to boarding school. But when Dale comes back, she STILL misses him...because he's changed. Luckily Sunny's got her best friend and a mysterious new neighbor on her side because she is NOT going let all this confusion get her down. Instead, she's going to remain Sunny-side up!

The Daybreak Bond by Megan Frazer Blakemore - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Science Fiction

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | 9781681194790 | Published September 12, 2017

Mori and her friends Julia, Benji and Theo have never seen life beyond the walls of their perfect society, Old Harmonie. That changes when their new friend Ilana is threatened by the rules that are supposed to keep them all safe. They escape together, hoping to find help in Boston with Dr. Agatha Varden. As they face challenges they never expected and encounter a group of kids from the outside, Mori and the others begin to understand the complicated reality of their supposedly perfect community. With the help of these new friends, they just might be able to save Ilana...but at what cost?

The Exact Location of Home by Kate Messner - Children's 8-12, Contemporary Fiction, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship, Science, Social Issues

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | 9781681195483 | Published September 12, 2017

Kirby "Zig" Zigonski lives for the world of simple circuits, light bulbs, buzzers and motors. Electronics are, after all, much more predictable than most people --- especially his father, who he hasn't seen in over a year. When his dad's latest visit is canceled with no explanation, Zig turns to his best friend Gianna and a new gizmo for help. Convinced that his dad is leaving clues around town to explain his absence, Zig sets out to find him. Following one clue after another, logging mile after mile, Zig soon discovers that people aren't always what they seem.

The Great Shelby Holmes Meets Her Match by Elizabeth Eulberg - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Humor, Mystery

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | 9781681190549 | Published September 12, 2017

In the few weeks since moving to Harlem with his mom, Shelby has been training John in the art of observation-a skill that comes in handy on the first day of school. John's new teacher, Mr. Crosby, is acting suspiciously, and Shelby knows this is a mystery worth investigating. But as Shelby and John dig deeper, they discover that there may be someone unexpected involved --- someone who may have Shelby beat.

Threads of Blue by Suzanne LaFleur - Children's 8-12, Family Life, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Science

Wendy Lamb Books | 9781101939994 | Published September 12, 2017

A war took Mathilde away from her family when she was chosen to serve her country, Sofarende, with other children working on a secret military project. But now the other children --- including her best friend, Megs --- have fled to safety, and Mathilde is all alone, determined to complete her mission. 

In the Deep Blue Sea: Jack and the Geniuses, Book 2 Written by Bill Nye and Gregory Mone and illustrated by Nicholas Iluzada - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Science, Science Fiction

Amulet Books | 9781419725524 | Published September 15, 2017

Jack, his siblings Ava and Matt and inventor Dr. Hank Witherspoon travel to the Hawaiian island home of Ashley Hawking, a technology billionaire. Hawking and engineer Rosa Morris have built a revolutionary electricity plant that harvests energy from the deep ocean, but someone has been sabotaging the project. In their search for the culprit, Jack and crew navigate an unusual world of characters and suspects.

Crash Course #1 (Project Terra) by Landry Q. Walker and Keith Zoo - Adventure, Children's 10-12, Fiction, Science Fiction

Penguin Workshop | 9780515157918 | Published September 19, 2017

For eleven-year-old Elara, life at the Academy of Terraforming Arts is a lot tougher and stranger than she expected. Her latest experiment accidentally blew up the moon. Her roommate, Clare, is a mute intergalactic sponge. And no one at her new school knows what it's like to grow up on a planet called "Nowhere." But if the greatest Planetary Designers in the galaxy made it through their first year, then so can she.

Elizabeth and Zenobia Written by Jessica Miller and illustrated by Yelena Bryksenkova - Children's 9-13, Fiction, Friendship, Horror

Amulet Books | 9781419727245 | Published September 19, 2017

Abandoned by her mother and neglected by her scientist father, timid Elizabeth Murmur has only her fearless friend, Zenobia, for company. When Elizabeth’s father takes them to live in his family home, Witheringe House, Zenobia becomes obsessed with finding a ghost in the creepy old mansion and forces Elizabeth to hold séances and wander the rooms at night. With Zenobia’s constant pushing, Elizabeth investigates the history of the house and learns that it does hold a terrible secret: Her father’s younger sister disappeared from the grounds without a trace years ago.

Gabriel Finley and the Lord of Air and Darkness by George Hagen - Animals , Children's 9-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Mythology

Schwartz & Wade | 9780399553479 | Published September 19, 2017

Gabriel Finley is longing to find his mother, who vanished without a trace when he was just a baby. Along with Gabriel's raven, Paladin, and his three friends, he ventures back to the ruined underground city of Aviopolis to free her from the rune in which she has been imprisoned. But Aviopolis is home to Corax, the Lord of Air and Darkness, who is also Gabriel's uncle. And before Tabitha Finley is released, Gabriel must answer a riddle...or else be imprisoned for eternity within a rune himself.

Zach King: My Magical Life by Zach King - Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062677181 | Published September 26, 2017

Everyone in Zach King’s family has a magical power...him. So his parents send him instead to a regular middle school with regular kids. To Zach, it’s the worst news ever. But just when Zach least expects it, he discovers a pair of magical snapbacks that might just be the magical thing he’s been looking for his whole life. The only thing standing in his way is the school bully, Tricia Stands. She’s determined to make sure Zach doesn’t get more popular than she is, and so she plans a prank so awful, so evil, it could cause the biggest disaster Horace Greeley Middle School has ever seen.