Down follows the story of Will and his
father after their escape from the devesta-tion of 9/11. Ages 10–up.
Dragon & Unicorn by C.C.
Humphreys (Sept. 27, hardcover, $16.99,
ISBN 978-0-385-67712-7). A teen
thrust into a world where a dragon reigns
joins forces with old enemies and to save
the land from destruction. Ages 14–up.
A Witch’s Kitchen by Dianna
Sanchez (Sept. 25, paper, $12.95, ISBN
978-1-940924-18-2). At a new school, a
witch struggling with her magic encoun-
ters peers of different magical races. Ages
The Demon Girls Song by Susan
Jane Bigelow (Sept. 25, paper, $12.95,
ISBN 978-1-940924-15-1). When an
ancient demon enters her head, a girl
launches a quest to regain her identity
and save her world. Ages 13–up.
Young Explorer’s Adventure Guides
releases 2017 Young Explorer’s Adventure
Guide, ed. by Corie Weaver and Sean
Weaver (Dec. 15, paper, $17.95, ISBN
978-1-940924-21-2), ages 8–12.
DRY CLIMATE STUDIOS
Alphabet Cities by Maria Kernahan,
illus. by Michael Schafbuch, visits B Is for
Boston (Sept. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN
978-1-942402-32-9), T Is for Texas (Sept.
1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-
942402-33-6), N Is for New York (Aug. 1,
hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-942402-
29-9), and W Is for Washington DC (Sept.
15, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-
942402-30-5), ages 5–7.
And Then the Sky Exploded by
David A. Poulsen (Nov. 15, paper,
$12.99, ISBN 978-1-4597-3637-5).
When a boy learns his great-grandfather
helped build the A-bombs dropped on
Japan, he wants to make amends. Ages
Detached by Christina Kilbourne
(Sept. 6, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-
4597-3431-9). Through the perspectives
of a suicidal teen, her best friend, and her
mother, this story reveals the effects of
depression. Ages 14–18.
Hannah Smart stars in In Over Her
Head by Melody Fitzpatrick (Oct. 11,
paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4597-3160-
8), ages 9–12. And The Night Flyer’s
Handbook continues with Everton Miles
Is Stranger Than Me by Philippa Dowding
(Nov. 8, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-
4597-3527-9), ages 9–12.
Hello, Baby Animals: A High-
Contrast Book by Julissa Mora (Sept.
13, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-
938093-68-5). This follow-up to Hello,
Ocean Friends connects images on the page
with real animals. Ages up to 3.
Local Baby Books welcomes Boston
Baby by Shirley Vernick and Courtney
La Forest (Sept. 13, board book,
$8.95, ISBN 978-1-938093-69-2),
ages up to 4.
The Golden Key: A Victorian Fairy
Tale by George MacDonald, illus. by
Ruth Sanderson (Sept. 15, hardcover,
$16, ISBN 978-0-8028-5456-8). After a
boy finds a key at the end of a rainbow, he
and a runaway girl set out to learn its
purpose. All Ages.
At Night by Helga Bansch (Aug. 10,
hardcover, $14, ISBN 978-0-8028-5471-
1). Sometimes, when all the animals
return to their homes to sleep, their
world—or this book—gets turned upside
down. Ages 2–6.
A Well-Mannered Young Wolf by
Jean Leroy, illus. by Matthieu Maudet
(Sept. 22, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-0-
8028-5479-7). On his first hunting trip,
a wolf honors his prey’s final wishes. Ages
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