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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.

August 2018


Beast & Crown #2: The Ice Witch by Joel Ross - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic

HarperCollins | 978-0062484628 | Published August 21, 2018

Science Comics: Trees: Kings of the Forest by Andy Hirsch - Children's, Children's 9-13, Children's Nonfiction, Science

First Second | 9781250143112 | Published August 21, 2018

Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic --- dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines and many more. In TREES we follow an acorn as it learns about its future as Earth's largest, longest-living plant. Starting with the seed's germination, we learn about each stage until the tree's maturation, different types of trees and the roles trees take on in our ecosystem.

Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas by Dav Pilkey - Adventure, Children's, Children's 7-11, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Graphix | 9780545935173 | Published August 28, 2018

When a new bunch of baddies bust up the town, Dog Man is called into action --- and this time he isn't alone. With a cute kitten and a remarkable robot by his side, our heroes must save the day by joining forces with an unlikely ally: Petey, the World's Most Evil Cat. But can the villainous Petey avoid vengeance and venture into virtue?

Kristy's Big Day (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #6) Written by Ann M. Martin with illustrations by Gale Galligan - Children's, Children's 8-12, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Graphix | 9781338067682 | Published August 28, 2018

Kristy's mom is getting married, and Kristy is going to be a bridesmaid! The only problem? 14 kids are coming to town for the wedding. Kristy, Claudia, Mary Anne, Stacey, Dawn and Mallory think they can handle it, but that's before they spend a week changing diapers, stopping arguments, solving mix-ups and planning activities. It's the biggest job the BSC has ever had, but they'll work together to make sure Kristy's big day is a success!

Lucy & Andy Neanderthal: Bad to the Bones (Lucy and Andy Neanderthal, Book 3) by Jeffrey Brown - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Crown Books for Young Readers | 9780385388412 | Published August 28, 2018

Lucy and Andy have some extra space in the cave now the humans have moved out. But they do miss hanging with Sasha and Tommy. Luckily, their new friends live right around the ice block, close enough to form the first-ever explorer's club! Their first big discovery: dinosaur bones! Includes theories about how Neanderthals went extinct; a timeline covering the history of Earth, dinosaurs, Neanderthals and present day; museums, caves and paleontologists of note; and Neanderthal Fact vs. Fiction.

Monster Mayhem written and illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Science Fiction

Dial Books | 978-0735231245 | Published August 28, 2018

Zoe's favorite thing to do is watch classic monster movies. She has never been comfortable with kids her own age, but inside she's longing for connection. And then one day, Zoe finds a mysterious ring. She puts it on and --- there's a massive burst of light! The next morning, a familiar monster appears at Zoe's window. He's from one of her favorite kaiju movies, and he wants to be her friend. But it turns out that Zoe's ring has brought more than just this friendly monster to life. More monsters have arrived, and they are hungry! Now she'll need to save her town from destruction.


DC Super Hero Girls: Out of the Bottle written by Shea Fontana with illustrations by Marcelo DiChiara and Agnes Garbowska - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship

DC Comics | 978-1401274832 | Published August 7, 2018

For an assignment in Ms. June Moone's art class, the girls are working on their very own comic books. The character-created comic pages give us a glimpse into each girl's personality. But Harley isn't satisfied with her comics creation and thinks a little of Ms. Moone's special paint will really help her drawings come to life! The problem? Harley's drawings literally come to life! 

DeadEndia: The Watcher's Test (Book 1) by Hamish Steele - Comic Books, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Horror, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Nobrow Press | 978-1910620472 | Published August 7, 2018

Barney and his best friend Norma are just trying to get by and keep their jobs, but working at the Dead End theme park also means battling demonic forces, time traveling wizards and scariest of all --- their love lives! Follow the lives of this diverse group of employees of a haunted house, which may or may not also serve as a portal to hell, in this hilarious and moving graphic novel, complete with talking pugs, vengeful ghosts and LBGTQIA love!

Estranged by Ethan M. Aldridge - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Magic

HarperCollins | 978-0062653864 | Published August 7, 2018

Edmund and the Childe were swapped at birth. Now Edmund lives in secret as a changeling in the World Above, his fae powers hidden from his unsuspecting parents and his older sister, Alexis. The Childe lives among the fae in the World Below, where being a human makes him a curiosity at the royal palace. But when the cruel sorceress Hawthorne seizes the throne, the Childe and Edmund must unite on a dangerous quest to save both worlds --- even if they’re not sure which world they belong to.

Illegal written by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin with illustrations by Giovanni Rigano - Children's, Children's 10-14, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Social Issues

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky | 978-1492665823 | Published August 7, 2018

Ebo is alone. His brother, Kwame, has disappeared, and Ebo knows it can only be to attempt the hazardous journey to Europe, and a better life --- the same journey their sister set out on months ago. But Ebo refuses to be left behind in Ghana. He sets out after Kwame and joins him on the quest to reach Europe. Ebo's epic journey takes him across the Sahara Desert to the dangerous streets of Tripoli, and finally out to the merciless sea. But with every step he holds on to his hope for a new life, and a reunion with his family.

Kid Beowulf: The Rise of El Cid by Alexis E. Fajardo - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Andrews McMeel Publishing | 978-1449493844 | Published August 7, 2018

The third volume in the Kid Beowulf series by Alexis E. Fajardo is an action-adventure swashbuckler with a dash of romance set in medieval Spain. KID BEOWULF: The Rise of El Cid picks up after the events of book two. Beowulf and Grendel are in war-torn Spain, where honor is hard-fought, allegiances are dubious and the bulls run wild. Amidst it all comes a young knight named Rodrigo, who fights for the name he’s lost, the land he loves and the virtue they’ve both forgotten. It continues the Kid Beowulf narrative and gives Beowulf and Grendel new characters to meet and lessons to learn.

Roughneck by Jeff Lemire - Fiction, Graphic Novel

Gallery 13 | 9781476773995 | Published August 7, 2018

Derek Ouelette’s glory days are behind him. His hockey career ended a decade earlier in a violent incident on ice, and since then he’s been living off his reputation in the remote northern community where he grew up, drinking too much and fighting anyone who crosses him. But he never counts on his long-lost sister, Beth, showing up one day out of the blue, back in town and on the run from an abusive boyfriend. Looking to hide out for a while, the two siblings hunker down in a secluded hunting camp deep in the local woods. It is there that they attempt to find a way to reconnect with each other and the painful secrets of their past...even as Beth’s ex draws closer.

Idle Days by Thomas Desaulniers-Brousseau - Fiction, Mystery

First Second | 978-1626724587 | Published August 14, 2018

From Sunset Till Sunrise: Devin Dexter #2 by Jonathan Rosen - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Humor, Magic

Sky Pony Press | 978-1510734098 | Published August 21, 2018

A new mysterious neighbor moves in across the street. At night. With a coffin. Devin's cousin Tommy immediately jumps to conclusions as he thinks this can only mean one thing: Vampires. Devin isn’t so quick to believe, as he is struck by the neighbor’s daughter, a girl his age. Even though Tommy points out that they have never seen her during the day. Yet when she invites him to a dance at her school, how can Devin say no? Tommy, though, realizes that this is an opportunity. After tackling a wizard last winter, surely they can protect Gravesend from some measly vampires, right?

Ozy and Millie by Dana Simpson - Animals , Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Andrews McMeel Publishing | 978-1449495954 | Published August 28, 2018