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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 Splendid Baron Submarine (The Bizarre Baron Inventions) by Eric Bower and Agnieszka Grochalska - Children's 9-12, Family, Fiction, Science, Science Fiction

Amberjack Publishing | 9781944995256 | Published November 14, 2017

Waldo “W.B.” Baron is back with another amazing adventure in another incredible invention! Pirate treasure? A clandestine meeting? A terribly rude monkey with personal boundary and hygiene issues? Two of those things sound like a dream come true to W.B, whose clever inventor parents are hired --- by the Vice President! --- to go on a super secret and intensely important treasure hunt to repay a national debt. If only it weren’t for that lousy, rude monkey, it would be the beginning of a perfect adventure. But at least it isn’t squirrels…
Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi - Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship

Dutton Books for Young Readers | 9781101994795 | Published November 14, 2017

Laylee can barely remember the happier times before her beloved mother died. Before her father, driven by grief, lost his wits (and his way) and she was left as the sole remaining mordeshoor in the village of Whichwood, destined to spend her days scrubbing the skins and souls of the dead in preparation for the afterlife. It’s become easy to forget and easier still to ignore not only her ever-increasing loneliness, but the way her overworked hands are stiffening and turning silver, just like her hair. But soon, a pair of familiar strangers appear, and Laylee’s world is turned upside down as she rediscovers color, magic, and the healing power of friendship. 
The Magic Misfits Written by Neil Patrick Harris with illustrations by Lissy Marlin - Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Mystery

Little, Brown Books For Young Readers | 9780316391825 | Published November 21, 2017

When street magician Carter runs away, he never expects to find friends and magic in a sleepy New England town. But like any good trick, things change instantly as greedy B.B. Bosso and his crew of crooked carnies arrive to steal anything and everything they can get their sticky fingers on. After a fateful encounter with the local purveyor of illusion, Dante Vernon, Carter teams up with five other like-minded illusionists. Together, using both teamwork and magic, they'll set out to save the town of Mineral Wells from Bosso's villainous clutches. 

Paperback

AbrakaPOW Written by Isaiah Campbell with illustrations by Dave Perillo. - Children's 8-12, Fiction

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781481426350 | Published November 7, 2017

Try as she might, cheeky middle schooler Maxine Larousse (you may call her Max La Roo or The Amazing Max, if you d like) has yet to learn the one magic trick she needs the most: how to reappear in New York City. That is where she used to live with her parents before her father, Major Larousse, was put in charge of a Nazi POW camp in Abilene, Texas.When she is tasked with entertaining the Nazi prisoners with a magic show, the pressure may be too much. But with the help of some classmates and an unexpected magic expert, the performance is a hit until twelve Nazis escape during her final act. Will she be able to track them down before her reputation as a magician is destroyed forever?
Chasing Cheetahs: The Race to Save Africa's Fastest Cat written by Sy Montgomery, illustrated by Nic Bishop - Nature, Science

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9781328740892 | Published November 7, 2017

Since the year 1900, cheetah footprints quickly dwindled in African dirt as the species plummeted from more than 100,000 to fewer than 10,000. At the Cheetah Conservation Fund's (CCF) African headquarters in Namibia, Laurie Marker and her team save these stunning, swift, and slender creatures from extinction. Since the organization's start in 1990, they've rescued more than 900 cheetahs, most of whom have been returned to the wild. Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop join CCF in studying the cheetah's ecological, genetic, and behavioral patterns in order to chase down the fastest animal on land and save the species--before it is too late.

Friends and Foes (Red's Planet, Book 2) by Eddie Pittman - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Science Fiction

Harry N. Abrams | 9781419723155 | Published November 7, 2017

Soon after Red crash lands on a distant planet, she finds herself in a strange paradise surrounded by a host of odd and intriguing aliens, including her small gray companion, Tawee, and the planet's grumpy custodian, Goose. But even paradise has its problems.  When survival gets a little tough, Goose and Red find themselves locked in the middle of the craziest election in the galaxy, competing for the acceptance of the castaways and determining who will lead them all. 

Out of Tune by Gail Nall - Children's 10+, Family, Family Life, Fiction

Aladdin | 9781481458160 | Published November 7, 2017

A country music hopeful puts her Nashville dreams on hold when she moves into an RV to travel across the country with her family in this charming new novel from the author of Breaking the Ice.
 
When twelve-year-old Maya’s parents sell their house and move the family into the world’s ugliest RV to travel the country, Maya’s only goal is to get back home --- and fast. No way is she going to miss the chance to audition for Dueling Duets, the singing competition show that’s going to surely propel her --- and her cowboy-hatted crush --- to country stardom.
The Dragon's Gate (Chronicles of the Black Tulip) Written by Barry Wolverton and illustrated by Dave Stevenson - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic

Walden Pond Press | 9780062221940 | Published November 7, 2017

Mouse is determined to follow the map to a place called the Dragon’s Gate, convinced it will explain who she really is and the powers she possesses. Bren has had enough adventure for one lifetime and would like nothing more than to return to his father in Map. But nothing goes according to plan when the survivors of the Albatross are rescued by Lady Jean Barrett, a charismatic archaeologist with a sense of destiny. The only way for Bren, Mouse, and Barrett to all get what they want is to work together on a dangerous journey into the heart of China, a kingdom long closed to outsiders, where the greatest secrets about Mouse and Bren are waiting to be unveiled.
The Kindness Club: Chloe on the Bright Side by Courtney Sheinmel - Children's 8-12, Family, Family Life, Fiction

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | 9781681195315 | Published November 7, 2017

Chloe Silver has always been good at looking on the bright side. Even though her parents got divorced and she's moved to a new town, she knows that she will make great friends at her new school. So when she is assigned a science project with offbeat Lucy Tanaka and nerdy Theo Barnes, they have fun creating an experiment that tests out the laws of science through different acts of kindness...officially forming The Kindness Club.

Bad Guy Is a Two-Word Word (Recess Warriors, Book 2) by Marcus Emerson - Children's 7-10, Fiction, Science Fiction, Superhero

Roaring Brook Press | 9781626727090 | Published November 14, 2017

Recess is ready to rumble --- AGAIN. A super villain is unleashing hordes of vampires, werewolves, and more to take over recess once and for all. Meanwhile, rifts have developed among our heroes: Yoshi is now leader of the pirates, Scrap has a new sidekick, and Clinton is haunted by a traumatic event from the past --- and it involves an evil dentist! Will they unite to defeat the mysterious super villain? Can they harness the power of "the jinx" and use it to overcome their enemies? Who is the mysterious Simon? And why does everyone do what he says?
Every Single Second Written by Tricia Springstubb, Illustrated by Diana Sudyka - Children's 8-12, Coming of Age, Fiction, Friendship

Balzer + Bray | 9780062366290 | Published November 14, 2017

Twelve-year-old Nella Sabatini’s life is changing too soon, too fast. Her best friend, Clem, doesn’t seem concerned; she’s busy figuring out the best way to spend the “leap second” --- an extra second about to be added to the world’s official clock. The only person who might understand how Nella feels is Angela, but the two of them have gone from being “secret sisters” to not talking at all. Then Angela’s idolized big brother makes a terrible, fatal mistake, one that tears apart their tight-knit community and plunges his family into a whirlwind of harsh publicity and judgment. As Angela’s situation becomes dangerous, Nella must choose whether to stand by or stand up.
Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi - Children's 9-12, Family Life, Fantasy, Friendship

Puffin Books | 9781101994771 | Published November 14, 2017

It's been almost three years since Father disappeared and Alice is determined to find him. In order to find him she’ll have to travel through the mythical, dangerous land of Furthermore, where down can be up, paper is alive and left can be both right and very, very wrong. Her only companion is a boy named Oliver and in a land where nothing is as it seems, it will take all of Alice's wits (and every limb she's got) to find Father and return home to Ferenwood in one piece. On her quest to find Father, Alice must first find herself --- and hold fast to the magic of love in the face of loss.

Ship of Dolls (Friendship Dolls) by Shirley Parenteau - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Candlewick | 9780763697792 | Published November 14, 2017

It's 1926, and the one thing eleven-year-old Lexie Lewis wants more than anything is to leave Portland, Oregon, where she has been staying with her strict grandparents, and rejoin her mother, a carefree singer in San Francisco's speakeasies. But Mama's new husband doesn't think a little girl should live with parents who work all night and sleep all day. Meanwhile, Lexie's class has been raising money to ship a doll to the children of Japan in a friendship exchange, and when Lexie learns that the girl who writes the best letter to accompany the doll will be sent to the farewell ceremony in San Francisco, she knows she just has to be the winner. 

The End of Olympus by Kate O'Hearn - Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Friendship

Aladdin | 9781481447188 | Published November 21, 2017

After the events in Hawaii, Emily is contending with diminished powers, a new body, and the fact that she has to teach the Titan Lorin how to use her own powers. To make matters worse, Joel has been acting strangely towards her ever since she changed, and it’s all become too much. However, Emily has one last promise to fulfil: to save Agent B from the secret government agency called the CRU. But when Emily, Pegasus, Joel, and Paelen arrive in London, they discover that Agent B has been captured by the CRU and the only way to free him is for Emily and Lorin to surrender.

Archie Greene and the Alchemists' Curse by D. D. Everest - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic

HarperCollins | 9780062312150 | Published November 28, 2017

Archie and a few other apprentices, including his cousins Thistle and Bramble, have been marked with this powerful symbol and appear to be chosen to reestablish the club. They don’t know who chose them. They don’t know why. And they don’t know what perils they are about to face because the Golden Circle has returned.