Fall for New Books

Don’t miss these upcoming new releases. Stop by or call the store at 703-548-4092 to preorder a copy for the young readers in your life!



Guts by Raina Telgemeier

Raina wakes up one night with a terrible upset stomach. Her mom has one, too, so it's probably just a bug. Raina eventually returns to school, where she's dealing with the usual highs and lows: friends, not-friends, and classmates who think the school year is just one long gross-out session. It soon becomes clear that Raina's tummy trouble isn't going away... and it coincides with her worries about food, school, and changing friendships. What's going on?

Raina Telgemeier once again brings us a thoughtful, charming, and funny true story about growing up and gathering the courage to face -- and conquer -- her fears.

Recommended for readers ages 8 and up. Available September 17.



The Tyrant's Tomb: The Trials of Apollo #4 by Rick Riordan

It's not easy being Apollo, especially when you've been turned into a human and banished from Olympus. On his path to restoring five ancient oracles and reclaiming his godly powers, Apollo (aka Lester Papadopoulos) heads to Camp Jupiter in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the Roman demigods are preparing for a desperate last stand against the evil Triumvirate of Roman emperors.

Recommended for readers ages 10 and up. Available September 24.



Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell

Simon Snow did everything he was supposed to do. He beat the villain. He won the war. He even fell in love. Now comes the good part, right? Now comes the happily ever after. So why can’t Simon Snow get off the couch? What he needs, according to his best friend, is a change of scenery. He just needs to see himself in a new light.

Wayward Son is a book for everyone who ever wondered what happened to the Chosen One after he saved the day. And a book for everyone who was ever more curious about the second kiss than the first.

Recommended for readers ages 14 and up. Available September 24.

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A Tale of Magic by Chris Colfer

In this new series set in the Land of Stories universe, fourteen-year-old Brystal Evergreen knowns she is destined for great things--that is, if she can survive the oppressive Southern Kingdom. Her only escape are books and, she has to find creative ways of acquiring them. Working as a maid at her local library gives her the perfect excuse to be near them and one day Brystal uncovers a secret section of the library where she finds a book about magic that changes her life forever.

Recommended for readers ages 8 and up. Available October 1.

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Wrecking Ball: Diary of a Wimpy Kid #14 by Jeff Kenney

An unexpected inheritance gives Greg Heffley’s family a chance to make big changes to their house. But they soon find that home improvement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Once the walls come down, all sorts of problems start to crop up. Rotten wood, toxic mold, unwelcome critters, and something even more sinister all make Greg and his family wonder if the renovations are worth the trouble. When the dust finally settles, will the Heffleys be able to stay . . . or will they need to get out of town?

Recommended for readers ages 8 and up. Available November 5.



Fetch-22: Dog Man #8 by Dav Pilkey

Petey the Cat is out of jail, and he has a brand-new lease on life. While Petey's reevaluated what matters most, Li'l Petey is struggling to find the good in the world. Can Petey and Dog Man stop fighting like cats and dogs long enough to put their paws together and work as a team?

Howl with laughter with Dog Man, the internationally bestselling series from Dav Pilkey, the creator of Captain Underpants!

Recommended for readers ages 8 and up. Available December 10.