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The King and the Magician by Jorge
Bucay, illus. by Gusti (Sept. 23, hardcover,
$14.95, ISBN 978-0789212047), is a fairy
tale about the power of wisdom and compassion. Ages 4–up.
I’m Going to Catch My Tail! by Jimbo
Matison (Oct. 7, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN
978-1419713828). A rambunctious kitty
goes on a wild chase through the house.
Tumbleweed Baby by Anna Myers,
illus. by Charles Vess (Oct. 7, hardcover,
$16.95, ISBN 978-1419712326). A farm
family takes in the wild “tumbleweed
baby” they find near their home during the
1930s Dust Bowl. Ages 4–6.
Here Is the World: A Year of Jewish
Holidays by Lesléa Newman, illus. by
Susan Gal (Sept. 2, hardcover, $18.95,
ISBN 978-1419711855), celebrates
important days on the Jewish calendar.
I’m Gonna Climb a Mountain in My
Patent Leather Shoes by Marilyn Singer,
illus. by Lynne Avril (Sept. 2, hardcover,
$16.95, ISBN 978-1419703362). Sadie
packs her favorite shoes, ballerina skirt, and
other stylish accessories in her sparkly suitcase for the family camping trip. Ages 4–8.
Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau
Fall Children’s Books
by Andrea Beaty, illus. by David Roberts
(Sept. 2, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-
1419712197). A lonely Parisian hatmaker
receives a special gift. Ages 4–8.
The Last King of Angkor Wat by
Graeme Base (Sept. 16, hardcover, $17.95,
ISBN 978-1419713545). Among the ruins
of Angkor Wat, Tiger, Monkey, Water Buffalo, and Gecko argue over who would
make the greatest king. Ages 4–8.
You Are Not My Friend, but I Miss
You by Daniel Kirk (Sept. 23, hardcover,
$16.95, ISBN 978-1419712364). When a
sock monkey and a plush toy dog get into
an argument during playtime, Monkey
gets his feelings hurt. Ages 4–8.
Lucky by David Mackintosh
(Oct. 7, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-
1419708091). Leo’s mom announces that
there will be a surprise at dinner and sets
in motion a riotous chain of events. Ages
Beautiful Moon: A Child’s Prayer by
Tonya Bolden, illus. by Eric Velasquez
(Nov. 4, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-
1419707926), is a picture book celebrating
kindness. Ages 4–8.
Full Speed Ahead! How Fast Things
Go by Cruschiform (Nov. 4, hardcover,
$18.95, ISBN 978-1419713385) compares the speeds of vehicles, animals, and
From Shh! We Have a
Plan by Chris Haughton
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more. Ages 4–8.
You and Me by Susan Verde, illus. by
Peter H. Reynolds (Jan. 6, hardcover,
$14.95, ISBN 978-1419711978), is a
tribute to how fate brought two best
friends together. Ages 5–up.
Digging a Hole to Heaven:
Coal Miner Boys by S.D.
Nelson (Sept. 2, hardcover,
$19.95, ISBN 978-
1419707308). This work of
historical fiction looks at child
labor in the mining industry and
features archival images and original
artwork. Ages 8–12.
Shooting at the Stars: The Christmas
Truce of 1914 by John Hendrix
(Oct. 7, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-
1419711756) commemorates the 100th
anniversary of WWI and the Christmas
truce when Allied and German soldiers
ceased firing and came together on the
battlefield to celebrate the holiday. Ages
Michael Shiner’s Capital Days:
The Man, His Journal, and the Growth
of Our Nation’s Capital by Tonya Bolden
(Jan. 6, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-
1419707339) looks at the growth of Washington, D.C., during the first part of the
19th century, as told through the real journal entries of a former slave. Ages 10–14.
Hello Kitty adds Happy Birthday, Hello
Kitty (Sept. 2, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-
1419714665), ages 3–7; Hello Kitty, Hello
Halloween! (Aug. 19, paper, $6.95, ISBN
978-1419713750); and Merry Christmas,
Hello Kitty! (Oct. 14, paper, $6.95, ISBN
978-1419713767), ages 3–8.
Fleabrain Loves Franny by Joanne
Rocklin (Aug. 12, hardcover, $16.95,
ISBN 978-1419710681) spotlights the
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