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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.

October 2018


Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation Adapted by Ari Folman from Anne Frank with illustrations by David Polonsky - Autobiography, Graphic Novel, History, Holocaust, Nonfiction, Young Adult 13+

Pantheon | 9781101871799 | Published October 2, 2018

A timeless story rediscovered by each new generation, THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL stands without peer. For both young readers and adults it continues to capture the remarkable spirit of Anne Frank, who for a time survived the worst horror the modern world has seen --- and who remained triumphantly and heartbreakingly human throughout her ordeal. Adapted by Ari Folman, illustrated by David Polonsky, and authorized by the Anne Frank Foundation in Basel, this is the first graphic edition of THE DIARY and includes extensive quotation directly from the definitive edition. 

Lost Soul, Be at Peace by Maggie Thrash - Graphic Novel, Memoir, Mental Health, Mystery, Nonfiction, Young Adult 13+

Candlewick | 9780763694197 | Published October 9, 2018

A year and a half after the summer that changed her life, Maggie Thrash wishes she could change it all back. She’s trapped in a dark depression and flunking eleventh grade. The only thing Maggie cares about is her cat, Tommi, who disappears somewhere in the walls of her cavernous house. So her search begins --- but Maggie’s not even really sure what she’s lost, and she has no idea what she’ll find.


DC Super Hero Girls: Search for Atlantis Written by Shea Fontana with illustrations by Yancey Labat - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Superhero , Youth Fiction

DC Comics | 9781401283537 | Published October 1, 2018

Things are going swimmingly for new students Mera and Raven, until the girls go on a field trip to Mera's hometown of Atlantis and find that the underwater city has vanished! Batgirl, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Bumblebee, Raven, Miss Martian and Starfire discover that Atlantis has been shrunk and bottled by the powerful villain Brainiac! This gigantic problem calls for a small solution. To infiltrate Brainiac's bottled-city collection, Bumblebee and Raven combine technology with magic and shrink the heroes. But will they save the lost city of Atlantis, or will their little plan lead to even bigger trouble?
Lowriders Blast from the Past Written by Cathy Camper with illustrations by Raúl the Third - Art, Children's, Children's 8-12, Family, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Youth Fiction

Chronicle Books | 9781452163161 | Published October 2, 2018

When new friends Lupe, Flapjack, and Elirio are each bullied by Las Matamoscas, they know they're going to like one another. When they find out they all love lowrider cars, they know they'll be friends for life. But the bullies won't leave the Lowriders alone --- and they don't let any girls or babies into car clubs. Can these three determined outcasts prove they deserve to be in the car show? Humor, Spanish words, and lowrider culture come together in this heartwarming graphic novel of three friends navigating the bumpy terrain of friendship, bullying, and standing up for what you believe in. ¡Vámonos!

On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden - Fantasy, Fiction, Futuristic, Gay & Lesbian, Graphic Novel, Love & Romance, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

First Second | 9781250178138 | Published October 2, 2018

Two timelines. Second chances. One love. A ragtag crew travels to the deepest reaches of space, rebuilding beautiful, broken structures to piece the past together. Two girls meet in boarding school and fall deeply in love --- only to learn the pain of loss. With interwoven timelines and stunning art, award-winning graphic novelist Tillie Walden creates an inventive world, breathtaking romance and an epic quest for love.
Secret Coders: Monsters & Modules Written by Gene Luen Yang with illustrations by Mike Holmes - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Science Fiction, Youth Fiction

First Second | 9781626726109 | Published October 2, 2018

The Coders always knew their programming skills would take them far, but they never guessed they would take them to another dimension! Or to be accurate, one dimension less --- to save humanity, Hopper, Eni, and Josh must travel to Flatland, a dangerous two-dimensional world ruled by polygons. If they can return home safely with a turtle of light, they might just stand a chance in their final showdown with Dr. One-Zero!
The Battle of the Labyrinth: The Graphic Novel by Rick Riordan - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484786390 | Published October 2, 2018

In this fourth installment of the blockbuster series, time is running out as war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near. Even the safe haven of Camp Half Blood grows more vulnerable by the minute as Kronos's army prepares to invade its once impenetrable borders. To stop them, Percy and his demigod friends will set out on a quest through the Labyrinth-a sprawling underground world with stunning surprises at every turn. Full of humor, heart-pounding action, and stunning illustrations, this thrilling adventure is a must-read for Percy fans!

Cucumber Quest: The Flower Kingdom by Gigi D. G. - Adventure, Animals , Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Youth Fiction

First Second | 9781626728356 | Published October 9, 2018

In order to defeat the Nightmare Knight, legend dictates that the DreamSword must be autographed by seven princesses. But things get a bit complicatedwhen our heroes discover that the Flower Kingdom has no royalty! Luckily, the"king" of fashion, Mr. R is on the hunt for the new face of his styleempire, and whoever catches his eye will be named... (wait for it...)"Princess R"! Who will claim the coveted title? And why does it feel like we'reforgetting something important...?
Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka - Biography, Family, Graphic Novel, Young Adult 12+

Graphix | 9780545902489 | Published October 9, 2018

In kindergarten, Jarrett's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict. His father is a mystery. Jarrett lives with his grandparents. Jarrett goes through his childhood trying to make his non-normal life as normal as possible, finding a way to express himself through drawing even as so little is being said to him about what's going on. Only as a teenager can Jarrett begin to piece together the truth of his family, reckoning with his mother and tracking down his father. 

Last Pick by Jason Walz - Adventure, Dystopian, Family, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

First Second | 9781626728912 | Published October 9, 2018

Three years ago, aliens invaded Earth and abducted everyone they deemed useful. The only ones spared were those too young, too old or too “disabled” to be of value. Living on Earth under the aliens’ harsh authoritarian rule, humanity’s rejects do their best to survive. Twins Sam and Wyatt are ready to chuck their labels and start a revolution. It’s time for the kids last picked to step into the game.
Sanity & Tallulah written and illustrated by Molly Brooks - Adventure, Animals , Children's 8-12, Graphic Novel, Humor, Science Fiction

Disney-Hyperion | 9781368022804 | Published October 16, 2018

Sanity and Tallulah are best friends on Wilnick, the dilapidated space station they call home at the end of the galaxy. So naturally, when gifted scientist Sanity uses her lab skills and energy allowance to create a definitely-illegal-but-impossibly-cute three-headed kitten, she has to show Tallulah. But Princess, Sparkle, Destroyer of Worlds is a bit of a handful, and it isn't long before the kitten escapes to wreak havoc on the space station. The girls will have to turn Wilnick upside down to find her, but not before causing the whole place to evacuate! Can they save their home before it's too late?

Science Comics: The Brain: The Ultimate Thinking Machine by Tory Woollcott and Alex Graudins - Children's, Children's 9-13, Children's Nonfiction, Graphic Novel, Nonfiction, Science

First Second | 9781626728011 | Published October 16, 2018

In this volume, Fahama has been kidnapped by a mad scientist and his zombie assistant, and they are intent on stealing her brain! She'll need to learn about the brain as fast as possible in order to plan her escape! How did the brain evolve? How do our senses work in relation to the brain? How do we remember things? What makes you, YOU? Get an inside look at the human brain, the most advanced operating system in the world...if you have the nerve!
Short & Skinny by Mark Tatulli - Autobiography, Children's 9-12, Children's Nonfiction, Coming of Age, Comedy, Comic Books, Friendship, Graphic Novel, Humor

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316440516 | Published October 16, 2018

As a middle schooler, Mark finds himself on the smaller side of the physical spectrum --- being short AND skinny has really wreaked havoc on his confidence. So to end his bullying woes and get the girl, he starts to explore bulking up by way of the miracle cures in the backs of his comics. But his obsession with beefing up is soon derailed by a new obsession: Star Wars, the hottest thing to hit the summer of 1977. As he explores his creative outlets as well as his cures to body image woes, Mark sets out to make his own stamp on the film that he loves.
Crush by Svetlana Chmakova - Children's, Children's 10-14, Coming of Age, Comic Books, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Youth Fiction

JY | 9780316363242 | Published October 30, 2018

Jorge seems to have it all together. He's big enough that nobody really messes with him, but he's also a genuinely sweet guy with a solid, reliable group of friends. The only time he ever really feels off his game is when he crosses paths with a certain girl... But when the group dynamic among the boys starts to shift, will Jorge be able to balance what his friends expect of him versus what he actually wants?