Fall Children's Titles from Simon & Schuster

Sandra Boynton, beloved American cartoonist, children's author, and Platinum-selling songwriter/producer is launching the Boynton Bookworks imprint this fall.

Along with becoming the new home for Boynton's entire Little Simon backlist, Boynton Bookworks is publishing its inaugural list in this fall. It includes two new board books--Pookie's Thanksgiving ($6.99) and Moo, Baa, Fa La La La La! ($6.99)--and a deluxe picture book edition of Boynton's much-loved classic Hippos Go Berserk! ($17.99), first published in 1977 and in print ever since. Boynton has completely redrawn and redesigned Hippos Go Berserk! In addition, beginning this fall, the new imprint will welcome all of Boynton's previously published titles, including brand-new editions of 22 beloved Boynton books and six renowned songbook/CDs including such multimillion-copy bestsellers as Barnyard Dance!, Snuggle Puppy!, Belly Button Book!, Birthday Monsters!, and Philadelphia Chickens.

Sandra Boynton

Sandra Boynton is a beloved American cartoonist, children's author, songwriter, and short film director. Her renowned books include The Going to Bed Book, Barnyard Dance!, Snuggle Puppy!, and Spooky Pookie; and for grownups, CHOCOLATE: The Consuming Passion and Christmastime. Boynton has also written and produced six albums of unconventional children's music, which include performances by Stanley Tucci, Brian Wilson, Brad Paisley, Kacey Musgraves, B.B. King, Blues Traveler, Alison Krauss, Meryl Streep, Patti LuPone, and "Weird Al" Yankovic (in a duet with Kate Winslet.) Three of Boynton's albums have been certified Gold, and Philadelphia Chickens, nominated for a Grammy, has gone Platinum. Boynton received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Cartoonists Society.

Creepy Crayon! by Peter Brown (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $18.99)
From the team behind the New York Times bestselling Creepy Carrots! and Creepy Pair of Underwear! comes the third in this hilariously spooky series about a young rabbit and his peculiar encounters--featuring a sinister crayon!

Peter Brown writes and illustrates books for children. His picture books include The Curious Garden, Children Make Terrible Pets, Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, and Fred Gets Dressed. His work has earned numerous honors, including a Horn Book Award, a Children's Choice Illustrator of the Year Award, and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book award. Peter's illustrations for Creepy Carrots! earned a Caldecott Honor. Peter has also written two New York Times bestselling novels for children, The Wild Robot and The Wild Robot Escapes. He lives in Philadelphia. Visit Peter at peterbrownstudio.com.
 

It's Diwali! by Surishtha and Kabir Sehgal (Beach Lane Books, $18.99)
From the New York Times bestselling mother-son duo of beloved favorites such as Mother Goose Goes to India and Festival of Colors comes a luminous picture book inviting readers to celebrate the Indian Festival of Lights, Diwali.

Surishtha Sehgal was a university professor for many years and now enjoys reading to children during story time. She is the founder of a nonprofit organization that promotes social responsibility among students, and she serves on the boards of two universities and a national arts center. She lives in Atlanta. Kabir Sehgal started his class newspaper in second grade and has been writing ever since. A bestselling author of several books, he is also a jazz bassist and Grammy Award–winning producer. He lives in New York City.

Stellarlune: Keeper of the Lost Cities #9 by Shannon Messenger (Aladdin, $21.99, November 8).
The next thrilling installment of the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series!

Shannon Messenger graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where she learned—among other things—that she liked watching movies much better than making them. She's studied art, screenwriting, and film production, but she realized her real passion was writing stories for children. She's the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the award-winning middle grade series, Keeper of the Lost Cities, as well as the Sky Fall series for young adults. Her books have been featured on multiple state reading lists, published in numerous countries, and translated into many different languages. She lives in Southern California with her family--and an embarrassing number of catss.
 

What the Fact?: Finding the Truth in All the Noise by Dr. Seema Yasmin (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $19.99).
From acclaimed writer, journalist, and physician Dr. Seema Yasmin comes a much-needed, timely book about the importance of media literacy, fact-based reporting, and the ability to discern truth from lies.

Dr. Seema Yasmin is an Emmy Award–winning journalist who was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, medical doctor, professor, and poet. She attended medical school at Cambridge University and worked as a disease detective for the U.S. government's Epidemic Intelligence Service. She currently teaches storytelling at Stanford University School of Medicine and is a regular contributor to CNN, Self, and Scientific American, among others.
 

Foul Lady Fortune by Chloe Gong (Margaret K. McElderry Books, $21.99).
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights and Our Violent Ends comes the first book in a captivating new duology following an ill-matched pair of spies posing as a married couple to investigate a series of brutal murders in 1930s Shanghai.

Chloe Gong is the author of These Violent Delights and its sequel, Our Violent Ends, as well as Foul Lady Fortune. She is a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where she double majored in English and international relations. Born in Shanghai and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, Chloe is now located in New York pretending to be a real adult. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok under @TheChloeGong or check out her website at TheChloeGong.com.
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