Mimi and Bear in the Snow by Janee
Trasler (Oct. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN
978-0374349714). Mimi is heartbroken
when her stuffed pal Bear gets lost in the
snow. Ages 1–4.
Love Monster and the Perfect
Present by Rachel Bright (Oct. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0374346485).
The lovable monster is back in a story
about gift giving. Ages 2–4.
Rupert Can Dance by Jules Feiffer
(Aug. 5, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-
0374363635). When his owner, Mandy, is
asleep, Rupert the cat slips on her dancing
shoes. Ages 3–6.
Not Very Scary by Carol Brendler, illus.
by Greg Pizzoli (Aug. 12, hardcover,
$12.99, ISBN 978-0374355470). This
Halloween counting book features a mostly
brave monster. Ages 3–6.
If You Were a Dog by Jamie A. Swen-
son, illus. by Chris Raschka (Sept. 30, hard-
cover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0374335304). A
child imagines life as many different ani-
mals. Ages 3–6.
Little Humans by Brandon Stanton
(Oct. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-
0374374563) features street photography
of children from the blog “Humans of New
York,” as well as never-before-seen snaps.
Spirit’s Key by Edith Cohn (Sept. 9,
hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-
0374300111). A young psychic solves a
mystery with the help of her pet dog’s ghost
in this debut novel. Ages 9–12.
The Good, the Bad, and the Beagle
by Catherine Lloyd Burns (Oct. 14, hard-
cover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0374300395).
In this debut novel, a brash and befuddled
schoolgirl risks everything, including
friendship, to get the dog of her dreams.
Starry Night by Isabel Gillies
(Sept. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-
0374306755) captures the euphoric high
of first love and the crushing low of first
heartbreak, in a novel set in New York City.
Evidence of Things Not Seen by Lind-
sey Lane (Sept. 16, hardcover, $17.99,
ISBN 978-0374300609) is a debut novel
told from multiple perspectives about the
lives touched by a high school math genius
before and after his disappearance. Ages
Adrenaline Crush by Laurie Boyle
Crompton (Sept. 23, hardcover, $17.99,
ISBN 978-0374300616). When a dare-
devil teen pushes herself too far, she must
choose between two boys: the one who
wants to keep her safe, and the one who
dares her to return to her old self. Ages
Joey Pigza finishes with The Key That
Swallowed Joey Pigza by Jack Gantos (Sept.
2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-
0374300838), ages 10–14. Snake Bite by
Andrew Lane (Oct. 21, hardcover, $17.99,
Dorothée de Monfreid
Picture book $16.95 32 pages
Tiger wants to bake a
cake. It doesn’t go exactly
Curiously good books for fall 2014
$17.95 36 pages
Monster meets his
match in Mrs. Mo,
who has one or two
tricks up her sleeve.
and the Tigrish
ill. Annie Hayward
Middle grade novel 16.95
An enchanting tale of
bravery and loyalty —
and a touch of something
My Heart is
ill. Eva Eriksson
Early reader $16.95 120 pages
The irrepressible Dani of
My Happy Life encounters
bullies at school.
Also available My Happy Life:
• 2013 New York Times
Notable Children’s Book
• 2014 ALA Notable Book
Publishers Weekly starred
Gecko Press publishes a small number
of curiously good stories, rich in
language, illustration, and design—
books that are “crunchy.”
Gecko Press is
A Book is a Book
ill. Sarah Wilkins
Picture book $14.95 40 pages
An endearing book
celebrating the joy of
books and reading.
“Perfect for a child on a lap
or as a stocking stuffer for