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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 2018


Castle in the Stars: The Moon-King by Alex Alice - Children's 10-14, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Science Fiction

First Second | 9781626724945 | Published September 4, 2018

In anticipation of their maiden voyage, Seraphin and the Knights of Aether had prepared for everything --- except treason. The villainous chamberlain wants to overthrow King Ludwig and claim the electro-aetheric technology for Prussia. The only escape for the king and his companions lies in the frosty skies above Bavaria. The aethership’s first flight is asuccess, but their respite is short-lived. As long as the chamberlain is free to spread his lies, these travelers will find no safe harbor. To save the king’s throne, they must push the ship even farther --- out of the sky...and into the stars!

Kitten Construction Company: Meet the House Kittens by John Patrick Green - Animals , Children's 6-10, Fiction

First Second | 9781626728301 | Published September 4, 2018

All Marmalade wants to do is build things. She is, after all, a trained architect. She’s also a distractingly adorable kitten. Fed up with not being taken seriously because she's so cute, Marmalade bands together with a handful of other aspiring builders --- all of them kittens. But in a world where humans call the shots, can the Kitten Construction Company prove their worth...without giving up the very things that make them kittens? 

The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo: The Monster Mall by Drew Weing - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Horror, Supernatural

First Second | 9781626724921 | Published September 11, 2018

Charles meets a lot of monsters in his line of work. While assisting Margo Maloo, he’s had close encounters with trolls, ghosts, imps and ogres. And lately, they’re all saying the same thing: living in Echo City is getting harder. As the human population of the city is grows, monsters are being forced to abandon their homes. Teenagers are creeping into their territory, smartphones in hand, eager to photograph paranormal activity. Some monsters are tired of hiding and ready to fight. How can Margo and Charles keep Echo City’s monster community a secret, when it’s teetering in the brink of war? 

The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler by John Hendrix - Children's, Children's 10-14, Children's Nonfiction, Holocaust, Military

Amulet Books | 978-1419728389 | Published September 18, 2018

Interweaving handwritten text and art in his signature style, John Hendrix tells the fascinating story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his fight against the oppression of the German people during World War II. Bonhoeffer was a German Lutheran pastor and theologian who was shocked to watch the German church embrace Hitler’s agenda of hatred. He spoke out against the Nazi party and led a breakaway church that rebelled against the Third Reich. Bonhoeffer eventually became convinced that Hitler and the Nazi Party needed to be stopped --- and he was willing to sacrifice everything to do so.

The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees by Don Brown - Current Affairs, Graphic Novel, History, Human Rights, Nonfiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9781328810151 | Published September 18, 2018

Starting in 2011, refugees flood out of war-torn Syria in Exodus-like proportions. The surprising flood of victims overwhelms neighboring countries, and chaos follows. Resentment in host nations heightens as disruption and the cost of aid grows. By 2017, many want to turn their backs on the victims. The refugees are the unwanted. Don Brown depicts moments of both heartbreaking horror and hope in the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis. Shining a light on the stories of the survivors, THE UNWANTED is a testament to the courage and resilience of the refugees and a call to action for all those who read.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: New School Nightmare by Carolyn Nowak - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship, Supernatural

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 978-0316480239 | Published September 25, 2018

Buffy Summers is just like any other student...except for the part where she's also a secret vampire slayer. In every generation, one girl is granted great strength to stand against the forces of darkness. Of course, power doesn't matter when it comes to eating lunch alone, getting picked on by the popular kids or having too much homework. Luckily, Buffy finds her way with a can-do attitude, a weird Watcher and new besties --- who might just have powers of their own. But will any of it be enough to turn the tide when an army of villainous vampires invade town? Can Buffy save herself, let alone the world?


Fake Blood by Whitney Gardner - Children's 10+, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Humor

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 9781481495561 | Published September 4, 2018

It’s the beginning of the new school year and AJ feels like everyone is changing but him. He hasn’t grown or had any exciting summer adventures like his best friends have. He even has the same crush he’s harbored for years. So AJ decides to take matters into his own hands. But how could a girl like Nia Winters ever like plain vanilla AJ when she only has eyes for vampires? When AJ and Nia are paired up for a group project on Transylvania, it may be AJ’s chance to win over Nia’s affection by dressing up like the vamp of her dreams.
The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo by Drew Weing - Children's, Fiction, Mystery, Youth Fiction

First Second | 9781250188267 | Published September 11, 2018

Charles just moved to Echo City and some of his new neighbors give him the creeps. They sneak into his room, steal his toys and occasionally, they try to eat him.The place is teeming with monsters! Lucky for Charles --- Echo City has Margo Maloo --- monster mediator. No matter who’s causing trouble, Margo knows exactly what to do --- the neighborhood kids say monsters are afraid of her. It's a good thing, because Echo City's trolls, ogres and ghosts all have one thing in common: they don't like Charles very much.
Big Nate Goes Bananas! by Lincoln Peirce - Children's, Children's 7-11, Comic Books, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Humor

Andrews McMeel Publishing | 978-1449489953 | Published September 18, 2018

The school year is winding down, and Nate can’t wait for summer vacation:  baseball, beach trips and...overripe bananas?  Yuck! Turns out Nate has a problem with fruit that’s past its prime.  And that’s not all that’s bugging him.  Kim Cressly is making Chester jealous at Nate’s expense, Artur is challenging him in the Hunny Bursts mascot contest, and his replacement social studies teacher is none other than Coach John.  In banana terms, it’s all left Nate feeling a little bruised.  Can he make it to summer without slipping up?

Check, Please!: #Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu - Coming of Age, Comic Books, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Graphic Novel, Sports, Young Adult 14+

First Second | 9781250177964 | Published September 18, 2018

Eric Bittle may be a former junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire and very talented amateur pâtissier, but being a freshman on the Samwell University hockey team is a whole new challenge. It is nothing like co-ed club hockey back in Georgia! First of all? There’s checking (anything that hinders the player with posession of the puck, ranging from a stick check all the way to a physical sweep). And then, there is Jack --- his very attractive but moody captain.

Science Comics: Solar System: Our Place in Space by Rosemary Mosco and Jon Chad - Children's 9-13, Children's Nonfiction, Graphic Novel, Science

First Second | 9781626721418 | Published September 18, 2018

In this volume, get up close and personal with Earth's nearest neighbors --- Venus with its acid rainstorms, Saturn and its rings of ice and the heart of it all, the Sun. Humans have always been fascinated by outer space and we’re learning more about our solar system every day. Did you know that our Solar System was born from a cloud of cosmic dust? That Jupiter’s red spot is really a raging storm? Join Sara, Jill and their space-faring pets on a quest to learn more about the wonders of our Solar System --- and beyond!

Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller (A Center for Cartoon Studies Graphic Novel) by Joseph Lambert - Biography, Children's, Children's 10+, Graphic Novel, Nonfiction

Disney-Hyperion | 978-1368027076 | Published September 25, 2018

Annie Sullivan, a visually impaired woman. was hired to be a tutor for Helen Keller when the pupil was six years old. Annie broke down the barriers between Helen and the wider world, becoming a fiercely devoted friend and lifelong companion in the process. In ANNIE SULLIVAN AND THE TRIALS OF HELEN KELLER, author and illustrator Joseph Lambert examines the powerful bond between teacher and pupil, forged through the intense frustrations and revelations of Helen's early education. The result is an inspiring, emotional and wholly original take on the story of these two great Americans.

Supernova (Amulet #8) by Kazu Kibuishi - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Graphix | 9780545828604 | Published September 25, 2018

Emily has lost control of her Amulet and is imprisoned in the Void, where she must find a way to escape the influence of the Voice. Meanwhile, Emily's brother, Navin, travels to Lighthouse One, a space station where the Resistance is preparing to battle the approaching Shadow forces that would drain planet Alledia of all its resources. Emily and Navin must be smarter and stronger than ever to ensure Alledia's survival.

The Nameless City: The Divided Earth by Faith Erin Hicks - Adventure, Children's 9-13, Fantasy, Fiction

First Second | 9781626721609 | Published September 25, 2018

The Nameless City --- held by the rogue Dao prince Erzi --- is under siege by a coalition of Dao and Yisun forces who are determined to end the war for the Nameless City once and for all. And the people of the city --- the "Named" --- are caught in between. Meanwhile, Rat and Kai must infiltrate Erzi's palace and steal back the ancient and deadly formula for napatha, the ancient weapon of mass destruction Erzi has unearthed --- before he can use it to destroy everything Rat and Kai hold dear! 

Thoreau at Walden written and illustrated by John Porcellino - Biography, Children's, Children's 10+, Children's Nonfiction, Environment

Disney-Hyperion | 978-1368027106 | Published September 25, 2018

"I am convinced, both by faith and experience, that to maintain one's self on this earth is not a hardship, but a pastime, if we will live simply and wisely." So said Henry David Thoreau in 1845 when he began his famous experiment of living by Walden Pond. In this graphic masterpiece, John Porcellino uses only the words of Thoreau himself to tell the story of those two years off the beaten track. The pared-down text focuses on Thoreau's most profound ideas, and Porcellino's fresh, simple pictures bring the philosopher's sojourn at Walden to cinematic life.