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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


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.

Laura's Album: A Remembrance Scrapbook of Laura Ingalls Wilder by William Anderson - Biography, Children's 8-12, Children's Nonfiction, History

HarperCollins | 9780062459343 | Published September 19, 2017

Beloved by millions as the author of the classic Little House books, Laura Ingalls Wilder led a rich life that spanned almost a century of American history. She saved many mementos from her past, including early writings, letters, drawings, photographs, and more. Lovingly preserved in private and public collections across the country, these artifacts have been gathered together into this incredible album that will resonate with Little House fans everywhere.

Revolutionary Rogues: John André and Benedict Arnold Written by Selene Castrovilla and illustrated by John O'Brien - Biography, Children's, Children's Nonfiction, History

Calkins Creek | 9781629793412 | Published September 19, 2017

Gravely injured and with little chance for more military honors, Major General Benedict Arnold seeks reward and recognition another way. He contacts Major John André, the new head of British intelligence and another man determined to prove himself. Arnold and André strike a deal and use Arnold’s intelligence to take over West Point, the strategic American fort. The plan ultimately fails, leading to André’s capture and death and Arnold’s loss of reward and glory.

Rise of the Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste - Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship

Algonquin Young Readers | 9781616206659 | Published September 19, 2017

Corinne LaMer defeated the wicked jumbie Severine months ago, but many of her neighbors treat her with mistrust. When local children begin to go missing, suspicious eyes turn to Corinne. To rescue the missing children and clear her own name, Corinne goes deep into the ocean to find Mama D’Leau, the dangerous jumbie who rules the sea. But Mama D’Leau’s help comes with a price. The only thing more perilous than Corinne’s adventures across the sea to Ghana is the foe that waits for her back home.

That's My Book! And Other Stories (A Duck, Duck, Porcupine Book) by Salina Yoon - Animals , Children's 5-8, Family Life

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | 9781619638914 | Published September 19, 2017

The third Duck, Duck, Porcupine book has a new trio of stories featuring loud and in-charge Big Duck, quiet and clever Little Duck and friendly and gentle Porcupine. They use books in a whole new way, decide to throw a talent show and play doctor. No matter what problems they get themselves into, Little Duck always finds a way to save the day!

The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken - Children's 8-12, Family Life, Fantasy, Fiction

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484778173 | Published September 19, 2017

Prosper's great-great-great-great-great-something grandfather made --- and then broke --- a contract with a demon named Alastor. Alastor has reawakened with one purpose: to destroy the family whose success he ensured and who then betrayed him. With only days to break the curse and banish Alastor back to the demon realm, Prosper is playing unwilling host to the fiend. But with the help of his long-lost uncle and his daughter, it seems like Prosper has at least a fighting chance of ridding himself of Alastor before the demon escapes and wreaks havoc on his family.

The Enchanted Files: Trolled by Bruce Coville - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction

Random House Books for Young Readers | 9780385392594 | Published September 19, 2017

But Ned is not just any troll. Even though Ned is nearly seven feet tall, with a nose the size of a pickle, Ned has a heart full of LOVE! A heart that swoons over poetry and craves true friendship! And when it comes to’s complicated. So complicated that long ago, Ned fled the Enchanted Realm for the one place no one would notice a troll hiding in plain sight: NEW YORK CITY. But one human boy --- Cody --- has noticed. And Cody’s snooping leads to a wild and hilarious adventure that takes readers from the tunnels underneath Grand Central all the way to the Enchanted Realm (and back again!).

The Marvelwood Magicians by Diane Zahler - Children's 8-12, Family Life, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Performing Arts

Boyds Mills Press | 9781629797243 | Published September 19, 2017

Eleven-year-old Mattie Marvelwood comes from a family of traveling performers. But the Marvelwoods have a deep secret. The acts they perform at carnivals, fairs and circuses are not just acts; their powers are real. The Marvelwoods have never met another performer with gifts like theirs until they join Master Morogh’s Circus of Wonders! But it turns out that Master Morogh’s true talent is stealing the gifts of others. When he steals Mattie’s brother’s vanishing ability, the family has to decide do they run or risk exposure by trying to beat the duplicitous ringmaster at his own game?

The School for Good and Evil #4: Quests for Glory by Soman Chainani - Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship

HarperCollins | 9780062658470 | Published September 19, 2017

Students at the School for Good and Evil thought they had found their final Ever After when they vanquished the malevolent School Master. Now, on their required fourth-year quests, the students face obstacles both dangerous and unpredictable, and the stakes are as high as ever. For their quests, Agatha and Tedros are trying to return Camelot to its former splendor as queen and king. For her quest, Dean Sophie seeks to mold Evil in her own image. When their classmates’ quests plunge into chaos, someone must lead the charge to save them...

Ben Franklin's in My Bathroom! (History Pals) by Candace Fleming and Mark Fearing - Children's 7-10, Fiction, History, Science Fiction

Schwartz & Wade | 1101934067 | Published September 26, 2017

Nolan is a typical kid living in a typical 21st century American town. Ben Franklin is, well, Ben Franklin: Founding Father, inventor of the lightning rod, bifocals and more. When, through a bizarre set of circumstances, Nolan and his little sister, Olive, find Ben in their house, chaos isn't far behind. From introducing him to the toaster to taking him to the public library (another Ben invention) to preventing a nosy neighbor from blowing Ben's cover, Nolan does his best to be Ben's tour guide to the new world he helped form.

Deadly Wish: A Ninja's Journey by Sarah Thomson - Children's 10-14, Fiction, Sports, World History

Boyds Mills Press | 9781629797779 | Published September 26, 2017

Kata is one of the best employees of a master thief until he sells her to Madame Chiyome, the woman who trained Kata as a ninja. It turns out that Madame Chiyome has been hired by Kata’s enemy, Saiko, to capture Kata and the magical pearl she possesses. But while escaping her enemies, Kata puts her trusted group of friends in danger. Should Kata stay loyal to her mission, as a true ninja would, or to her friends? Can Kata trust the fellow thief who says he is in love with her and wants to help her? Will her sense of duty and honor prevail against all odds?

Frazzled #2: Ordinary Mishaps and Inevitable Catastrophes by Booki Vivat - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Humor

HarperCollins | 9780062398816 | Published September 26, 2017

In her second tumultuous misadventure, Abbie Wu tackles more unbelievably unfair and calamitous middle school days. From facing locker thieves and battling diabolical cats to having absolutely no idea what to build for her science project, Abbie Wu is still in perpetual crisis.

Pick the Plot (Story Thieves) by James Riley - Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship

Aladdin | 9781481461283 | Published September 26, 2017

The Dam Keeper by Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi - Adventure, Children's 7-11, Fiction, Graphic Novel

First Second | 9781626724266 | Published September 26, 2017

A dangerous black fog looms outside the Sunrise Valley, but its inhabitants are kept safe by an ingenious machine known as the dam. Pig’s father built the dam and taught him how to maintain it. And then this brilliant inventor did the unthinkable: he walked into the fog and was never seen again. Now Pig is the dam keeper. But a new threat is on the horizon: a tidal wave of black fog is descending on Sunrise Valley. Now Pig, Fox and Hippo must face the greatest danger imaginable: the world on the other side of the dam.

The Keepers #3: The Portal and the Veil Written by Ted Sanders and illustrated by Iacopo Bruno - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Science

HarperCollins | 9780062275882 | Published September 26, 2017

Horace F. Andrews and his friends are fighting the battle of their lives, a battle that will decide the fate of everyone and everything they love. As Wardens and Keepers of Tan’ji, the fabled talismans of power, it is their duty to keep the world safe from those who would destroy it. But all is not as it seems. Sometimes there are too many secrets, and too many places to stumble in the dark. When one powerful Keeper and his Tan’ji are kidnapped, the Wardens have to ask who could have betrayed them. Who could have let the enemy into their stronghold? 

The Last Kids on Earth and the Nightmare King by Max Brallier - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Horror

Viking Books for Young Readers | 9780425288719 | Published September 26, 2017

Life after the zombie apocalypse is pretty good for 13-year-old Jack Sullivan. But then Jack’s friends make a startling discovery: they may not be the last kids on earth, after all. This is great news for everyone...except Jack. Once they’ve found other humans, his friends won’t stick around for long! Jack’s only hope for keeping things the way they are is to prove that everything here is perfect. One problem: it’s hard convincing his friends that everything is great when they’re being hunted by a monstrous Nightmare King and an ancient evil who won’t rest until Earth has been devoured.

The Mage (Foxcraft, Book 3) by Inbali Iserles - Adventure, Animals , Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction

Scholastic Paperbacks | 9780545690874 | Published September 26, 2017

Isla has arrived at the frigid Snowlands to find her lost brother, Pirie. The tundra is a harsh place --- and the wolves who live within its icy kingdoms are harsher still --- but Isla's flair for the mysterious arts of foxcraft has grown tremendously.The young fox is on a mission of grave importance. A cruel and powerful fox known as the Mage is using his own mastery of foxcraft to summon an ancient threat. If he succeeds, then more than just Pirie's life will be at stake.

Wonder: Movie Tie-In Edition by R.J. Palacio - Children's 8-12, Coming of Age, Fiction, Health, Social Issues

Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9781524720193 | Published September 26, 2017

Over 6 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 edition features an eight-page full-color insert with photos from the film, a foreword by the director Stephen Chbosky, an afterword by R.J. Palacio, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie with anecdotes from the cast and crew and a family discussion guide.

Bobby Lee Claremont and the Criminal Element by Jeannie Mobley - Children's 8-12, Family Life, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Holiday House | 9780823437818 | Published September 28, 2017

It’s 1923, and thirteen-year-old Bobby Lee Claremont is leaving the Sisters of Charitable Mercy orphanage in New Orleans for a better life in Chicago. But his plans unravel when he boards his train and meets the recently widowed Nanette O’Halloran, her two traveling companions, and a cop who suspects the trio of murdering Nanette’s husband. Bobby Lee is sure Nanette’s innocent, but what about her companions? As Bobby Lee digs for answers, he discovers the mob, Prohibition, segregation and a famed jazz band are all pieces of an increasingly dangerous puzzle.


The Hero Two Doors Down: Based on the True Friendship Between a Boy and a Baseball Legend by Sharon Robinson - Children's 8-12, Friendship, Historical Fiction, Sports

Scholastic Paperbacks | 9780545804523 | Published September 1, 2017

Steven Satlow is an eight-year-old boy living in Brooklyn, New York, which means he only cares about one thing --- the Dodgers. But then Steve hears a rumor that an African American family is moving to his all-Jewish neighborhood. It's 1948 and some of his neighbors are against it. Then it happens --- Steve's new neighbor is Jackie Robinson! Steve is beyond excited about living two doors down from the Robinson family. He can't wait to meet Jackie. How many kids ever get to become friends with their hero?

A Con Artist in Paris (Hardy Boys Adventures) by Franklin W. Dixon - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery

Aladdin | 9781481490061 | Published September 5, 2017

On their very first day in the city, the brothers are woken up early in the morning by fireworks. But they are a part of elaborate cover for the heist of a priceless artifact. The theft seems to have been orchestrated by Joe’s favorite street artist, an unidentified outlaw and activist that goes only by the name Le Stylo. From everything they know about Le Stylo, the crime is out of character. Sure, he makes a habit of provoking the authorities, but he’s an activist; not a thief. Could the artist known for his mystique have been framed? Frank and Joe are determined to find out.

Jurassic Carp: My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish Written by Mo O'Hara with illustrations by Marek Jagucki - Animals , Children's 7-10, Fiction, Horror, Humor

Square Fish | 9781250102607 | Published September 5, 2017

When Tom and his best friend rescued Frankie the goldfish from his evil-scientist big brother’s toxic gunge their new pet came back as a BIG FAT ZOMBIE GOLDFISH. Frankie is good at saving the day, but can he become a real knight in shining armor during the medieval day reenactment joust?  Then, can the school survive two BIG FAT ZOMBIE GOLDFISH? Find out when Tom’s evil big brother manages to clone a Jurassic Carp!
Left Out by Tim Green - Children's 8-12, Friendship, Sports

HarperCollins | 9780062293831 | Published September 5, 2017

All Landon Dorch has ever wanted is to be like everyone else. His deafness and the way he talks have been obstacles all his life. But now he finally sees his chance to fit in. Bigger and taller than any other seventh grader in his new school, Landon plans to use his size to his advantage and join the school’s football team. But the same speech problems and the cochlear implants that help him hear continue to haunt him.