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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

Paperback

Lyra's Oxford: His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman and John Lawrence - Adventure, Children's 10+, Fantasy, Fiction

Yearling | 0399555459 | Published September 5, 2017

LYRA'S OXFORD is an exciting tale set in the world of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials saga. This collectible hardcover volume includes a short story by Mr. Pullman, plus a fold-out map of Oxford and various "souvenirs" from the past. The book is illustrated throughout with woodcut illustrations by John Lawrence.

Mice of the Round Table #1: A Tail of Camelot by Julie Leung and Lindsey Carr - Adventure, Animals , Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Retelling

HarperCollins | 9780062404008 | Published September 5, 2017

Young mouse Calib Christopher dreams of becoming a Knight of the Round Table. For generations, his family has led the mice who live just out of sight of the humans, defending Camelot from enemies both big and small. But when Calib and his friend Cecily discover that a new threat is gathering --- one that could catch even the Two-Leggers unaware --- it is up to them to unmask the real enemy, unite their forces, and save the castle they all call home.

Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Whatever Cure Written by Ann M. Martin with Annie Parnell and Illustrated by Ben Hatke - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Humor, Magic

Square Fish | 9781250129536 | Published September 5, 2017

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle has gone away unexpectedly and left her niece, Missy Piggle-Wiggle, in charge of the Upside-Down House and the beloved animals who live there: Lester the pig, Wag the dog and Penelope the parrot, among others. Families in town soon realize that like her great-aunt, Missy Piggle-Wiggle has inventive cures for all sorts of childhood (mis)behavior: The Whatever Cure and the Just-a-Minute Cure, for instance. What is a stressed out parent to do? Why, call Missy Piggle-Wiggle, of course!
Once Upon a Time in the North by Philip Pullman - Adventure, Children's, Children's 10+, Fantasy, Fiction, Youth Fiction

Yearling | 9780399555442 | Published September 5, 2017

In this prequel episode from Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials universe, Lee Scoresby is just 24-years-old, and he’s recently won his hot-air balloon in a poker game. He finds himself floating North to the windswept Arctic island of Novy Odense, where he and his hare daemon Hester are quickly tangled in a deadly plot involving oil magnate Larsen Manganese, corrupt mayoral candidate Ivan Poliakov, and Lee’s longtime nemesis from the Dakota Country: Pierre McConville, a hired killer with at least 20 murders to his name. It’s only after Lee forms an alliance with one of the island’s reviled armored bears that he can fight to break up the conspiracy in a gun-twirling classic western shoot out --- and battle of wits.

The Bad Kid by Sarah Lariviere - Children's, Children's 8-12, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship, Mystery, Youth Fiction

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781481435833 | Published September 5, 2017

Claudeline Feng LeBernardin is very good at being bad. Her Grandpa Si was a real-life gangster and Claude always thought she’d take over the family business when he was gone. Instead, Claude’s dad is in charge --- and she’s sure he’s running things into the ground. She wants to step in, but her parents are keeping secrets and her partner in crime, Fingerless Brett, is suddenly on the straight and narrow. Then, when a very strange character by the name of Alma Lingonberry shows up in the neighborhood, Claude gets closer to the crime life than ever.

The Best Man by Richard Peck - Children's, Children's 9-12, Coming of Age, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship, Youth Fiction

Puffin Books | 9780147515797 | Published September 5, 2017

Archer Magill has spent a lively five years of grade school with one eye out in search of grown-up role models. Three of the best are his grandpa, the great architect; his dad, the great vintage car customizer and his uncle Paul, who is just plain great. These are the three he wants to be. Along the way he finds a fourth --- Mr. McLeod, a teacher. In fact, the first male teacher in the history of the school. But now here comes middle school and puberty. Change. Archer wonders how much change has to happen before his voice does.

The Distance Between Us: Young Readers Edition by Reyna Grande - Autobiography, Children's 10-14, Coming of Age, Culture

Aladdin | 9781481463706 | Published September 5, 2017

When her parents make the dangerous and illegal trek across the Mexican border in pursuit of the American dream, Reyna and her siblings are forced to live with their grandmother, as they wait for their parents to build the foundation of a new life. But when things don’t go quite as planned, Reyna finds herself preparing for her own journey to “El Otro Lado” to live with the man who has haunted her imagination for years: her long-absent father.

The Golden Compass: The Complete Graphic Novel by Philip Pullman - Adventure, Children's 10+, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Knopf Books for Young Readers | 9780553535174 | Published September 5, 2017

Now, in this graphic novel adaptation of THE GOLDEN COMPASS, the world of His Dark Materials is brought to visual life. The stunning full-color art will offer both new and returning readers a chance to experience the story of Lyra, an ordinary girl with an extraordinary role to play in the fates of multiple worlds, in an entirely fresh way.

The Secret Keepers written by Trenton Lee Stewart with illustrations by Diana Sudyka - Children's, Children's 10-14, Family Life, Mystery, Science

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316389549 | Published September 5, 2017

When Reuben discovers an extraordinary antique watch, he soon learns it has a secret power. At first he is thrilled with his new treasure, but as one secret leads to another, Reuben finds himself torn between his innately honest nature and the lure to be a hero. Now he is on a dangerous adventure as he races to solve the mystery before it is too late. Even with fearless Penny, mighty Jack and the wise Mrs. Genevieve on his side, can Reuben outwit and outmaneuver the sly villain called The Smoke?

Tru & Nelle by G. Neri - Biography, Children's, Children's 8-12, Culture, Historical Fiction

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9781328740953 | Published September 5, 2017

Long before they became famous writers, Truman Capote (IN COLD BLOOD) and Harper Lee (TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD) were childhood friends in Monroeville, Alabama. This fictionalized account of their time together opens at the beginning of the Great Depression, when Tru is seven and Nelle is six. They love playing pirates, but they like playing Sherlock and Watson-style detectives even more. It’s their pursuit of a case of drugstore theft that lands the daring duo in real trouble.

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

HarperCollins | 9780062467706 | Published September 5, 2017

The cats of SkyClan are facing a darkness unlike any they have seen before. Their only hope is to seek out the kin of Firestar, the cat who once brought their Clan back from obscurity. But even if they find the other four warrior Clans, SkyClan’s time in the gorge territory may truly be at an end…

When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin - Children's 9-12, Coming of Age, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Retelling

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316125949 | Published September 5, 2017

Pinmei's gentle, loving grandmother always has the most exciting tales for her granddaughter and the other villagers. However, the peace is shattered one night when soldiers of the Emperor arrive and kidnap the storyteller. Everyone knows that the Emperor wants something called the Luminous Stone That Lights the Night. Determined to have her grandmother returned, Pinmei embarks on a journey to find the Luminous Stone alongside her friend Yishan, a mysterious boy who seems to have his own secrets to hide. Together, the two must face obstacles usually found only in legends to find the Luminous Stone and save Pinmei's grandmother. 
 
 
Everyone knows that the Emperor wants something called the Luminous Stone That Lights the Night. Determined to have her grandmother returned, Pinmei embarks on a journey to find the Luminous Stone alongside her friend Yishan, a mysterious boy who seems to have his own secrets to hide. Together, the two must face obstacles usually found only in legends to find the Luminous Stone and save Pinmei's grandmother --- before it's too late.
 
Pinmei's gentle, loving grandmother always has the most exciting tales for her granddaughter and the other villagers. However, the peace is shattered one night when soldiers of the Emperor arrive and kidnap the storyteller.
 
Everyone knows that the Emperor wants something called the Luminous Stone That Lights the Night. Determined to have her grandmother returned, Pinmei embarks on a journey to find the Luminous Stone alongside her friend Yishan, a mysterious boy who seems to have his own secrets to hide. Together, the two must face obstacles usually found only in legends to find the Luminous Stone and save Pinmei's grandmother --- before it's too late.
 
Pinmei's gentle, loving grandmother always has the most exciting tales for her granddaughter and the other villagers. However, the peace is shattered one night when soldiers of the Emperor arrive and kidnap the storyteller.
 
Everyone knows that the Emperor wants something called the Luminous Stone That Lights the Night. Determined to have her grandmother returned, Pinmei embarks on a journey to find the Luminous Stone alongside her friend Yishan, a mysterious boy who seems to have his own secrets to hide. Together, the two must face obstacles usually found only in legends to find the Luminous Stone and save Pinmei's grandmother --- before it's too late.
Pinmei's gentle, loving grandmother always has the most exciting tales for her granddaughter and the other villagers. However, the peace is shattered one night when soldiers of the Emperor arrive and kidnap the storyteller.
 
Everyone knows that the Emperor wants something called the Luminous Stone That Lights the Night. Determined to have her grandmother returned, Pinmei embarks on a journey to find the Luminous Stone alongside her friend Yishan, a mysterious boy who seems to have his own secrets to hide. Together, the two must face obstacles usually found only in legends to find the Luminous Stone and save Pinmei's grandmother --- before it's too late.
Pinmei's gentle, loving grandmother always has the most exciting tales for her granddaughter and the other villagers. However, the peace is shattered one night when soldiers of the Emperor arrive and kidnap the storyteller.
 
Everyone knows that the Emperor wants something called the Luminous Stone That Lights the Night. Determined to have her grandmother returned, Pinmei embarks on a journey to find the Luminous Stone alongside her friend Yishan, a mysterious boy who seems to have his own secrets to hide. Together, the two must face obstacles usually found only in legends to find the Luminous Stone and save Pinmei's grandmother --- before it's too late.
Pinmei's gentle, loving grandmother always has the most exciting tales for her granddaughter and the other villagers. However, the peace is shattered one night when soldiers of the Emperor arrive and kidnap the storyteller.
 
Everyone knows that the Emperor wants something called the Luminous Stone That Lights the Night. Determined to have her grandmother returned, Pinmei embarks on a journey to find the Luminous Stone alongside her friend Yishan, a mysterious boy who seems to have his own secrets to hide. Together, the two must face obstacles usually found only in legends to find the Luminous Stone and save Pinmei's grandmother --- before it's too late.
Pinmei's gentle, loving grandmother always has the most exciting tales for her granddaughter and the other villagers. However, the peace is shattered one night when soldiers of the Emperor arrive and kidnap the storyteller.
 
Everyone knows that the Emperor wants something called the Luminous Stone That Lights the Night. Determined to have her grandmother returned, Pinmei embarks on a journey to find the Luminous Stone alongside her friend Yishan, a mysterious boy who seems to have his own secrets to hide. Together, the two must face obstacles usually found only in legends to find the Luminous Stone and save Pinmei's grandmother --- before it's too late.
Beautiful Blue World by Suzanne LaFleur - Children's, Children's 8-12, Family Life, Historical Fiction, Youth Fiction

Yearling | 9780307980328 | Published September 12, 2017

Sofarende is at war. For 12 year-old Mathilde, it means food shortages, feuding neighbors, and bombings. Even so, as long as she and her best friend, Megs, are together, they’ll be all right. But the army is recruiting children, and paying families well for their service. If Megs takes the test, Mathilde knows she will pass. Megs hopes the army is the way to save her family. Mathilde fears it might separate them forever.
Children of Exile by Margaret Peterson Haddix - Adventure, Children's 10-12, Fiction, Science Fiction

Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 9781442450042 | Published September 12, 2017

Rosi must decide what she’s willing to risk to save her family --- and maybe even all of humanity. For the past twelve years, adults called “Freds” have raised Rosi, her younger brother Bobo and the other children of their town, saying it is too dangerous for them to stay with their parents, but now they are all being sent back. Since Rosi is the oldest, all the younger kids are looking to her with questions she doesn’t have the answers to. She’d always trusted the Freds completely, but now she’s not so sure. And their home is nothing like she’d expected, like nothing the Freds had prepared them for. 
Genie in a Bottle (Whatever After #9) by Sarah Mlynowski - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic

Scholastic Paperbacks | 9780545851039 | Published September 12, 2017

Be careful what you wish for...When my brother, Jonah, and I travel through our mirror into the story of Aladdin, we're excited. There will be magic lamps and genies granting wishes. Right? Wrong. The genie we meet isn't QUITE as helpful as we expected. And if Aladdin's wishes don't come true, he won't get to marry the princess and live happily ever after!

Heidi Heckelbeck and the Never-Ending Day Written by Wanda Coven with illustrations by Priscilla Burris - Children's 5-9, Fantasy, Fiction

Little Simon | 9781481495240 | Published September 12, 2017

When Heidi wakes up to a bird singing at her window, she has a feeling that this Saturday might be the best day ever. Then, after her favorite breakfast, a shopping trip with friends, and an incredible movie night sleepover, Heidi knows it’s better than the best day. It’s the perfect day! In fact, it’s so good that Heidi sneaks in a little magic to make every day just as awesome. But when she wakes up to relive the same perfect day over and over again...will her best day ever turn into a never-ending disaster?

Hero Dog!: A Branches Book (Hilde Cracks the Case #1) by Hilde Kate Lysiak, Matthew Lysiak, and Joanne Lew-Vriethoff - Animals , Fiction, Mystery

Scholastic Inc. | 9781338141559 | Published September 12, 2017

Nine-year-old crime reporter Hilde Lysiak is starring in her very own early chapter book series --- inspired by news stories Hilde wrote in real life! In this first book, there's been a break-in on Orange Street! Cupcakes have been stolen, and soon a pie goes missing, too. Hilde and her sister/photographer, Izzy, must interview witnesses and follow the clues. Can Hilde crack the case in time to post her news story online?

Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar - Family, Fantasy, Social Issues, Young Adult 10+, Youth Fiction

Candlewick | 9780763691202 | Published September 12, 2017

While her friends are spending their summers having pool parties and sleepovers, 12-year-old Carolina --- Carol --- is spending hers in the middle of the New Mexico desert, helping her parents move the grandfather she’s never met into a home for people with dementia. At first, Carol avoids prickly Grandpa Serge. But as the summer wears on and the heat bears down, Carol finds herself drawn to him, fascinated by the crazy stories he tells her about a healing tree, a green-glass lake, and the bees that will bring back the rain and end a hundred years of drought. As the thin line between magic and reality starts to blur, Carol must decide for herself what is possible --- and what it means to be true to her roots.

Jubilee by Patricia Reilly Giff - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Health, Youth Fiction

Yearling | 9780385744898 | Published September 12, 2017

Judith lives with her beloved aunt Cora and her faithful Dog on a beautiful island. Years ago, when her mother left, Judith stopped talking. Now she communicates entirely through gestures and taps, and by drawing cartoons, speaking only when she’s alone --- or with Dog. This year, Judith faces a big change --- leaving her small, special classroom for a regular fifth-grade class. She likes her new teacher and finds a maybe-friend in a boy named Mason. But Jubilee’s wandering feet won’t stop until they find her mother. 
Judy Moody and the Bucket List Written by Megan McDonald with illustrations by Peter H. Reynolds - Children's, Children's 6-9, Humor

Candlewick | 9780763697594 | Published September 12, 2017

Judy is visiting Grandma Lou one day when she accidentally finds an uber-mysterious list of activities --- a Bucket List! Judy then decides that she’ll make her own bucket list of all the things she wants to do, and soon Judy is off running and trying to cross off all her items. But what happens if Grandma Lou achieves everything on her list? Does that mean she’ll be ready to...kick the bucket?

Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France by Mara Rockliff and Iacopo Bruno - Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Science

Candlewick | 9780763695156 | Published September 12, 2017

The straightforward American inventor Benjamin Franklin is upstaged by a compelling and enigmatic figure: Dr. Mesmer. In elaborately staged shows, Mesmer, wearing a fancy coat of purple silk and carrying an iron wand, convinces the people of Paris that he controls a magic force that can make water taste like a hundred different things, cure illness, and control thoughts! But Ben Franklin is not convinced. Will his practical approach of observing, hypothesizing, and testing get to the bottom of the mysterious Mesmer’s tricks?

Nightmares! The Lost Lullaby Written by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller with illustrations from Karl Kwasny - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Friendship, Horror, Paranormal, Youth Fiction

Yearling | 9780385744300 | Published September 12, 2017

Charlie and his friends thought they’d put the twins out of business, but it seems they didn’t quite finish the job. Now the WOOLLY NIGHTMARES are closing in, and INK has shown up at Cypress Creek Elementary! Charlie’s convinced that INK is up to NO GOOD. And if he’s right, it could be a very long time before anyone’s dreams are sweet again.
Return Fire (Moving Target, Book 2) by Christina Diaz Gonzalez - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fairy Tale, Fiction, Mystery, Youth Fiction

Scholastic Paperbacks | 9780545773232 | Published September 12, 2017

Cassie and Asher must regain the spear. This time, however, it's not enough just to find it: Cassie realizes that when she used the spear, she set the world down a path that could eventually lead to serious trouble. As she tries to re-shape her own destiny, Cassie takes off on a breathless adventure across Italy, leading her to a forest outside Rome, a Caravaggio painting full of clues and a villa by the sea. There, in the ultimate showdown, Cassie has to decide who she can truly trust. And when the chance to use the spear presents itself again, she has to figure out if she can even trust herself.
Smashie McPerter and the Mystery of Missing Goop by N. Griffin and Kate Hindley - Children's 7-10, Friendship, Mystery

Candlewick | 9780763697952 | Published September 12, 2017

When the third-graders of Room 11 learn that they all must take part in a musicale, Smashie can’t wait to sing something heartfelt and loud. But the others are not so eager. Luckily, Charlene’s mom has agreed to donate her special gel that lengthens and sculpts hair into shapes, and soon, with the help of some retro sixties go-go dancing, all the kids are raring to go. That is, until their jars of goop go missing! Who would steal their beloved Herr Goop, and why? Time for Smashie and her best friend, Dontel, to get out their Investigation Notebooks!

Sting: A Loot Novel by Jude Watson - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Youth Fiction

Scholastic Paperbacks | 9780545863476 | Published September 12, 2017

Rule Number One for Cat Burglars: Never Do a Favor for a Friend. So why is March McQuin dangling above a stone floor in the middle of the night, instead of tucked in bed? Along with his twin sister, Jules, he’s set on stealing a set of diamonds. Except another thief got there first. March and Jules are lucky to escape with their lives, and one measly stone. The stone they grabbed was the Morning Star, one of a trio of famous sapphires, and it’s cursed. The only way to break the curse and set everything to rights is by pulling off two more impossible heists...and stealing the other two sapphires in the set.