Kids Books We're Anticipating: Pre-Order Now!

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Keep it local and pre-order from your local independent bookstore!

Why do pre-orders matter? Publishers prioritize a book's first week sales. Placing a pre-order for your favorite authors and anticipated reads ensures sales will be counted on the publication date and be more likely to end up on bestseller lists. Plus, you get to support an indie bookstore in the process. Check out some of the books we're excited about below!

Updated 8/16/2022


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Creepy Crayon! (Creepy Tales!) By Aaron Reynolds, Peter Brown (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Aaron Reynolds, Peter Brown (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534465886
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 23rd, 2022

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Crunch (A Click Graphic Novel #5) By Kayla Miller, Kayla Miller (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kayla Miller, Kayla Miller (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780358393689
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Published: Clarion Books - August 30th, 2022

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Patchwork By Matt de la Peña, Corinna Luyken (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Matt de la Peña, Corinna Luyken (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984813961
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - August 30th, 2022

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Retazos By Matt de la Peña, Corinna Luyken (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Matt de la Peña, Corinna Luyken (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593532348
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2022

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Witches of Brooklyn: S'More Magic: (A Graphic Novel) By Sophie Escabasse Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780593119334
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Published: Random House Graphic - September 6th, 2022

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Gold! By David Shannon, David Shannon (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David Shannon, David Shannon (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593352274
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 6th, 2022

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They Call Her Fregona: A Border Kid's Poems By David Bowles Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593462577
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Published: Kokila - September 6th, 2022

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I Am Ruby Bridges By Ruby Bridges, Nikkolas Smith (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ruby Bridges, Nikkolas Smith (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338753882
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Published: Orchard Books - September 6th, 2022

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Jessi's Secret Language (The Baby-sitters Club Graphic Novel #12): A Graphix Book (Adapted edition) (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) By Ann M. Martin, Chan Chau (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ann M. Martin, Chan Chau (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338616071
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Published: Graphix - September 6th, 2022

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Key Player (Front Desk #4) By Kelly Yang Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338776256
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 6th, 2022

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The Tryout: A Graphic Novel By Christina Soontornvat, Joanna Cacao (Illustrator) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338741261
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Published: Graphix - September 6th, 2022

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Guarding the Invisible Dragons: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #22) By Tracey West, Matt Loveridge (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tracey West, Matt Loveridge (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781338776904
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 6th, 2022

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Hooky Volume 2 By Míriam Bonastre Tur, Míriam Bonastre Tur (Illustrator) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780358693093
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Published: Clarion Books - September 6th, 2022

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I Survived the Wellington Avalanche, 1910 (I Survived #22) By Lauren Tarshis Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781338752564
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 6th, 2022

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Little Blue Truck Makes a Friend By Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780358722823
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Published: Clarion Books - September 6th, 2022

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The Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster! By Mo Willems Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781454946861
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Published: Union Square Kids - September 6th, 2022

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Very First Encyclopedia By DK Cover Image
By DK
$24.99
ISBN: 9780744065237
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Published: DK Children - September 6th, 2022

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Guinness World Records 2023 By Guinness World Records Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781913484200
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Published: Guinness World Records - September 13th, 2022

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The Last Kids on Earth and the Forbidden Fortress By Max Brallier, Douglas Holgate (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Max Brallier, Douglas Holgate (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780593405239
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 13th, 2022

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Pete the Cat Plays Hide-and-Seek By James Dean, James Dean (Illustrator), Kimberly Dean Cover Image
By James Dean, James Dean (Illustrator), Kimberly Dean
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063095922
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Published: HarperCollins - September 13th, 2022

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The Stars Did Wander Darkling By Colin Meloy Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063015517
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 13th, 2022

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The LEGO Ideas Book New Edition: You Can Build Anything! By Simon Hugo, Tori Kosara, Julia March, Catherine Saunders Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780744060935
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Published: DK Children - September 27th, 2022

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Odder By Katherine Applegate, Charles Santoso (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250147424
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 20th, 2022

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Standing in the Need of Prayer: A Modern Retelling of the Classic Spiritual By Carole Boston Weatherford, Frank Morrison (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593306345
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - September 20th, 2022

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Tales from the Treehouse: Too Silly to Be Told . . . Until NOW! (The Treehouse Books) By Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781250850140
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 20th, 2022

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Besties: Find Their Groove (The World of Click) By Kayla Miller, Kristina Luu (Illustrator), Jeffrey Canino Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780358561927
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Published: Clarion Books - September 27th, 2022

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Cece Rios and the King of Fears By Kaela Rivera Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063213890
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Published: HarperCollins - September 27th, 2022

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The Door of No Return By Kwame Alexander Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316441865
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2022

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The FRUSTRATING Book! (An Unlimited Squirrels Book) By Mo Willems Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781368074827
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - September 27th, 2022

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Pirates Past Noon Graphic Novel (Magic Tree House (R) #4) By Mary Pope Osborne, Jenny Laird (Adapted by), Kelly Matthews (Illustrator), Nichole Matthews (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mary Pope Osborne, Jenny Laird (Adapted by), Kelly Matthews (Illustrator), Nichole Matthews (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593174838
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2022

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Meanwhile Back on Earth . . .: Finding Our Place Through Time and Space By Oliver Jeffers Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780593621523
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Published: Philomel Books - October 4th, 2022

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Two Degrees By Alan Gratz Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338735673
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 4th, 2022

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Miles Morales: Stranger Tides (Original Spider-Man Graphic Novel) By Justin A. Reynolds, Pablo Leon (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Justin A. Reynolds, Pablo Leon (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338826395
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Published: Graphix - October 18th, 2022

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Narwhalicorn and Jelly (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #7) By Ben Clanton Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780735266728
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Published: Tundra Books - October 4th, 2022

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A Rover's Story By Jasmine Warga Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063113923
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Published: Balzer + Bray - October 4th, 2022

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Con Pollo: A Bilingual Playtime Adventure By Jimmy Fallon, Jennifer Lopez, Andrea Campos (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250830418
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - October 11th, 2022

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The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell: 10th Anniversary Illustrated Edition By Christopher Colfer Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780316453462
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 11th, 2022

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The Real Dada Mother Goose: A Treasury of Complete Nonsense By Jon Scieszka, Julia Rothman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jon Scieszka, Julia Rothman (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780763694340
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Published: Candlewick - October 11th, 2022

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The Secret World of Plants: Tales of More Than 100 Remarkable Flowers, Trees, and Seeds (DK Treasures) By Ben Hoare Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780744059830
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Published: DK Children - October 11th, 2022

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Unstoppable Us, Volume 1: How Humans Took Over the World By Yuval Noah Harari, Ricard Zaplana Ruiz (Illustrator) Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780593643464
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Published: Bright Matter Books - October 18th, 2022

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The Three Billy Goats Gruff By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338673845
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Published: Orchard Books - October 18th, 2022

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Freestyle: A Graphic Novel By Gale Galligan Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338045802
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Published: Graphix - October 18th, 2022

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I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005: A Graphic Novel (I Survived Graphic Novel #6) (I Survived Graphix) By Lauren Tarshis, Alvin Epps (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lauren Tarshis, Alvin Epps (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781338766943
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Published: Graphix - October 18th, 2022

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An Anthology of Aquatic Life (DK Children's Anthologies) By Sam Hume Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780744059823
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Published: DK Children - November 1st, 2022

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The Bad Guys in the Others?! (The Bad Guys #16) By Aaron Blabey Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781338820539
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - November 1st, 2022

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The Sour Grape (The Food Group) By Jory John, Pete Oswald (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jory John, Pete Oswald (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063045415
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Published: HarperCollins - November 1st, 2022

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Cozy in Love By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593109854
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - November 8th, 2022

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Cat Kid Comic Club: Collaborations: A Graphic Novel (Cat Kid Comic Club #4): From the Creator of Dog Man By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338846621
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Published: Graphix - November 29th, 2022

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Little Owl's Love By Divya Srinivasan, Divya Srinivasan (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593204047
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - December 6th, 2022