Books Publishing this Month at Bright: September

last updated 01 September 2019


Crisp air, back to school, apple cider…September is hard not to love, especially with so many wonderful books publishing! It’s a busy month for Bright artists, and we’re gearing up for fall with big new titles that we’re thrilled to share. From author-illustrated to YA and everything in-between, here’s a look at what’s hitting the shelves this September.


"Feline aficionados (and others) will not be left cold." —Kirkus Reviews

Winter Cats, written by Janet Lawler.

Publishing September 1st with Albert Whitman.


"A touching and well-told story of the heartbreak of memory loss through the lens of family-oriented Latino culture." —Kirkus Reviews

The Day Abuelo Got Lost, illustrated by Alleanna Harris.

Publishing September 1st with Albert Whitman.


Trevor Lee overcomes his fear of reading in this funny and heartwarming book.

Trevor Lee and the Big Uh-Oh, illustrated by Marta Kissi.

Publishing September 1st with Red Chair Press.


In this new story, best-selling author-illustrator David Litchfield travels into space and through time to show that what we are looking for might be closer than we think.

Lights on Cotton Rock, written and illustrated by David Litchfield.

Publishing September 3rd with Frances Lincoln Children’s Books.


An original picture book inspired by the hit animated series on Nick Jr.

Rainbow Rangers: The Quest for the Confetti Crystal, illustrated by Joshua Heinsz and Maxime Lebrun.

Publishing September 3rd with Imprint.


A sparkling fairy board book that is a magical twist on the popular bedtime lullaby.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Fairy Friend, illustrated by Zoe Waring.

Publishing September 3rd with Little Simon.


"This simple yet sensitive story about a child coming to terms with things beyond his control will resonate across cultures." —Kirkus Reviews

The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh, illustrated by Alea Marley.

Publishing September 3rd with Sterling Children’s Books.


MY LITTLE PONY's Pinkie Pie stars in a holiday-themed Little Golden Book, based on the animated special My Little Pony: Best Gift Ever!

My Little Pony Best Gift Ever, illustrated by Glenn Thomas.

Publishing September 3rd with Golden Books.


Earning four starred reviews, THE PROUDEST BLUE is a powerful, vibrantly illustrated story about the first day of school and two sisters on one's first day of hijab.

The Proudest Blue, illustrated by Hatem Aly.

Publishing September 10th with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.


A transcendent picture book about a mermaid finding her forever home.

Remarkables, illustrated by David Litchfield.

Publishing September 10th with Simon & Schuster.


"This frank but tender guide offers consolation and hope to children as they cope with loss and move forward to bright, new (Wonderful) things.” —Booklist (Starred review)

The End of Something Wonderful, illustrated by George Ermos.

Publishing September 10th with Sterling Children’s Books.


A though-provoking middle grade journey through time, space, and the depths of the human heart.

Two Girls, A Clock, and a Crooked House, illustrated by Leire Salaberria.

Publishing September 10th with Random House Books for Young Readers.


In this sweet and hilarious story, a child discovers that a trip to the hospital can be a positive experience.

You’re in Good Paws, illustrated by Kathryn Durst.

Publishing September 10th with Tundra Books.


“This thoroughly quirky tale highlights the importance of mutual respect, community, and family heritage.” —School Library Journal

Sauerkraut, illustrated by Paul Davey.

Publishing September 10th with Knopf Books for Young Readers.


A joyous Christmas nativity twist on the popular nursery rhyme “The Itsy Bitsy Spider!”

The Itsy Bitsy Angel, illustrated by Sanja Rešček.

Publishing September 17th with Little Simon.

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