It’s hard to believe that it is already time for more new books! We’re thrilled to announce our Fall 2017 list, and we can’t wait for you to read them! Whether you want to catch up with the characters in your favorite series, laugh out loud with an empowered princess, or find inspiration for more social activism, we’ve got the book for you.

New Board Books

Our favorite hamster is now starring in a board book series from author William Bee! Focused on early childhood learning, Stanley’s Numbers will appeal to Stanley’s youngest fans as Stanley and Little Woo get ready for a picnic party.

Another board book for the Stanley series from author William Bee! Focused on early childhood learning, Stanley’s Opposites will appeal to Stanley’s youngest fans who are mastering concepts like opposites..

Simple and evocative language and charming illustrations describe a girl’s experience on a snowy day. Elizabeth Spurr and illustrator Manelle Oliphant add In the Snow to the gently rhyming board books in their In the Weather series.


New Picture Books


Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra finds refuge from his difficult childhood by imagining the adventures of a brave but clumsy knight. From the Young People’s Poet Laureate Margarita Engle and award-winning illustrator Raúl Colón comes Miguel’s Brave Knight, a distinctive picture book depiction of the childhood of the father of the modern novel.

This energetic and inspiring picture book biography of activist Jane Addams focuses on the peace work that won her the Nobel Peace Prize, but also the title “Most Dangerous Woman in America.” Suzanne Slade’s powerful text written in free verse illuminates the life of this inspiring figure while Alice Ratterree’s stunning illustrations bring Jane Addams and her world to life in Dangerous Jane.

With irreverent humor and striking illustrations, Bethan Woollvin, the creator of the New York Times Best-Illustrated Little Red, puts an empowering and delightfully dark twist on a classic story of a helpless damsel in Rapunzel.

In this addition to the About Habitats series, award-winning author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children about seashores and what kinds of animals and plants live there. John Sill’s detailed, full-color illustrations reflect the wide variety of seashore topography around the world. Celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the About Habitats series with About Habitats: Seashores.


New Illustrated Chapter Books

A lovable dog helps his human girl solve a mystery. King and Kayla are playing fetch with their friends, Jillian and Thor. Jillian throws King’s favorite ball too hard, and now it’s gone missing! King and Kayla must put together the clues to figure out where it went—and who has it. Join Dori Hillestad Butler’s dynamic duo in King & Kayla and the Case of the Mysterious Mouse to solve the mystery!

Delightfully odd and positively surreal, Alex T. Smith’s latest addition to his illustrated early chapter book series is Claude on the Big Screen. When Claude spots a film crew on Waggy Avenue, he and Sir Bobblysock can’t wait to help behind the scenes. But when the movie loses its stars, the pals are launched onto the big screen!

New Middle Readers

When Charlie exaggerates about his dad’s career and convinces his classmates that his dad would be the greatest Career Week speaker ever, what will happen if his dad actually does come and his friends find out the truth? From Grammy-award winning author Bill Harley, Charlie Bumpers vs. His Big Blabby Mouth uses humor to illuminate important values such as learning to live together as a family and making the best of a bad situation.

Many of the political issues we struggle with today have their roots in the U.S. Constitution. From the award-winning team, Cynthia Levinson, children’s book author, and Sanford Levinson, constitutional law scholar, Fault Lines in the Constitution will encourage exploration and discussion from young and old readers alike.
Check out our full Fall 2017 catalog here, and stay tuned for giveaways, interviews, and more!