Undated 2026 New Releases

 

 

 












I Could Give You the Moon by Ann Liang (Inkyard Press)
Claire Stetzer at Inkyard Press has acquired, in an exclusive submission, in a six-figure deal, Ann Liang's I Could Give You the Moon, in which the darling socialite at an elite Beijing boarding school must outsmart the mysterious new student after discovering a vision of both their futures—one where she loses everything, and he recovers everything he's lost—even as she fights her growing attraction to the enemy. Publication is slated for winter 2026; Kathleen Rushall at Andrea Brown Literary Agency sold world English rights.

Anamnesis by JCJB (First Second) - YA graphic novel.
Kiara Valdez at First Second has acquired, in a preempt, Anamnesis by JCJB, pitched as Studio Ghibli meets Yoruban folklore. The manga-style YA graphic novel debut follows Isra, a narcoleptic, romance novel-obsessed witch living in a magical but war-stricken land, who draws power from memories and teams up with a ragtag group of travelers to save her world. Publication is scheduled for winter 2026; Jas Perry at KT Literary brokered the deal for world rights.

My Tokyo Summer by Abby Denson (Graphix) - YA graphic memior.
Cassandra Pelham Fulton at Scholastic/Graphix has acquired My Tokyo Summer by Abby Denson (Cool Japan Guide) and Utomaru (Kitty Sweet Tooth). In this YA graphic memoir, Abby, an art student based in New York City, embarks on a life-changing adventure when she enrolls in a summer session in Tokyo and collaborates on a comic with her Japanese pen pal, and they set out to exhibit together at Japan's biggest comics show. Publication is set for spring 2026; Seth Fishman at the Gernert Company did the deal for world rights.

The Beauty Emancipation by Rachel Warner (Feiwel and Friends) - YA non-fiction, not yet added to Goodreads.
Emily Settle at Feiwel and Friends has bought world rights to The Beauty Emancipation, a nonfiction YA title by Rachel Werner (The Glam World Tour), illustrated by Céli Godfried, an exploration of the history of the beauty industry and the racial prejudice baked within. Publication is scheduled for winter 2026; Savannah Brooks at KT Literary represented the author and illustrator.








Adoration by June Hur (Feiwel and Friends)
Emily Settle at Feiwel and Friends has acquired Adoration by June Hur in a six-figure, two-book deal. This Jane Austen homage set during the Joseon dynasty follows a young woman transcribing forbidden books and an aloof, wealthy young man hiding his own literary secret, who must wrestle with questions of class, respectability, and carving out one's own destiny when a literary censor at the Ministry of Justice uncovers her secret and their connection. Publication is slated for spring 2026; Amy Elizabeth Bishop at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret negotiated the deal for North American rights.

Lost Girls by Rebekah Faubion (Delacorte)
Alison Romig at Delacorte Press has acquired, in an exclusive submission, Lost Girls by Rebekah Faubion, a YA horror novel pitched as Yellowjackets meets I Know What You Did Last Summer. After eight girls disappeared on a school trip, five return and all they want to do is move on with their lives, but when the body of one of the girls who didn't come back is found, they realize that the only way to fight the coming danger is to stick together. Publication is slated for spring 2026; Katie Shea Boutillier at Donald Maass Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world English rights.

The Demon's Prince by Remy Lai and Lauren Dimaya (Walker Books US) - YA graphic novel.
Susan Van Metre at Walker Books US has acquired world rights to The Demon's Prince by Remy Lai, illustrated by Lauren Dimaya; Christine Engels will edit. The YA graphic novel follows Langya, a royal guard who has spent 250 years in servitude as one of the Five Demons after being murdered by the prince he was sworn to protect. To move on to a peaceful afterlife, he has to complete one final task: making that same heartless prince, now reincarnated as an ordinary high schooler, fall in love. Publication is set for spring 2026; Jim McCarthy at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret represented Lai, and Marietta B. Zacker at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency represented Dimaya.

To Dance the Moon and Stars by Tasia M S and Barbara Perez Marquez (Joy Revolution) - YA graphic novel, not yet added to Goodreads.
Bria Ragin, David Yoon, and Nicola Yoon at Joy Revolution have bought, in an exclusive submission, content creator and artist Tasia M S and Eisner-nominated writer Barbara Perez Marquez's To Dance the Moon and Stars, a YA graphic novel romance based on Indian and Middle Eastern folklore. With the help of a dance goddess and her childhood friend, who's also the handsome crown prince, a teen girl must figure out how to ascend into her kingdom's most prominent role of high priestess before dark forces break through a barrier between worlds during the biggest event of the year. Publication is set for spring 2026; Britt Siess at Britt Siess Creative Management sold world English rights.

The House Outside Hart Creek by Paige Hender (Henry Holt) - YA graphic novel, not yet added to Goodreads.
Brian Geffen at Henry Holt has acquired Paige Hender's YA graphic novel The House Outside Hart Creek. The story follows Edie Birch, a teen who reconnects with her estranged family only to discover secrets and trauma that go back generations. When she teams up with a local folklore nerd, their sleuthing leads to the discovery that she comes from a long line of witches. Publication is planned for spring 2026; Linda Camacho at Gallt and Zacker Literary did the deal for North American rights.

I Am Not a Vampire (Anymore) by Darcy Miller (Random House) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Elizabeth Stranahan at Random House has acquired I Am Not a Vampire (Anymore) by Darcy Miller, a YA fantasy about Lily, who after years of living as a vampire is ready to take on life as a normal high schooler. But when a classmate develops a thirst for blood, Lily knows her past is back to threaten her and her new friends. Publication is slated for spring 2026; Carrie Hannigan and Ellen Goff at HG Literary did the deal for world rights.

Laced in Gold by Charity Alyse (Denene Millner Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Denene Millner at S&S/Millner has bought Laced in Gold by Charity Alyse (Other Side of the Tracks), a dark contemporary YA novel about Jabari, a Black teenage boy who is offered his recently deceased cousin's place at an elite prep school. When Jabari realizes his cousin's death might have not been accidental, he proves it by competing in the school's underground competition which is a test of wits, self-control, and willpower, and not everyone comes out of it alive. Publication is planned for spring 2026; Zabé Ellor at Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency brokered the deal for world rights.

The Celestial Seas by T.A. Chan (Viking)
- not yet added to Goodreads.
"T.A. Chan's THE CELESTIAL SEAS, pitched as a YA queer space opera homage to MOBY-DICK, about a girl who assembles a team of misfits to hunt down an autonomous spacecraft who murdered her former crew, all while torn between the attentions of a mysterious boy and the girl who's always been by her side, to Maggie Rosenthal at Viking Children's, in a nice deal, for publication in spring 2026, by Karly Dizon at Fuse Literary (world)."

Cleave by Ashley Wilda (Rocky Pond Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Lauri Hornik at Penguin/Rocky Pond Books has bought Cleave, a YA novel by Ashley Wilda that explores the complex relationship between an Arab-American girl and her absentee father, who she tries to please by pushing herself to become a champion rock climber, but her plans are disrupted when she develops a potentially toxic relationship with a teammate. Publication is slated for spring 2026; Liz Nealon at Great Dog Literary negotiated the deal for world rights.

Eyes to the Sky: Eunice Newton Foote at the Dawn of Climate Science and Women's Rights by Lindsay H. Metcalf (Charlesbridge) - YA non-fiction, not yet added to Goodreads.
Karen Boss at Charlesbridge has acquired world rights to Eyes to the Sky: Eunice Newton Foote at the Dawn of Climate Science and Women's Rights by Lindsay H. Metcalf, a YA biography in verse based on the life and achievements of Eunice Newton Foote, who first calculated the negative impact of excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere in 1856, and whose work was undercut by the scientific establishment and almost forgotten entirely. Emily Mitchell at Wernick and Pratt represented the author for spring 2026 publication.




No releases currently scheduled.





The Comment Section by Arvin Ahmandi (HarperCollins)
Mabel Hsu at HarperCollins has won, in a five-house auction, Arvin Ahmadi's If You're Reading This, I'm Dead and The Comment Section. In the first YA novel, a teen boy obsessed with preparing for his eventual death is caught unaware when a near-death experience triggers the accidental release of his "death capsule"—love letters, vengeful notes, funeral plans and all. The second novel is a dual POV murder mystery with two teens searching for a missing friend by following a digital trail that leads them abroad. Publication is set for summer 2025 and summer 2026; Jenny Bent at the Bent Agency sold world English rights.

Sisters of the Salt #3 by Erin A. Craig
(Delacorte)
"NYT-bestselling author Erin A. Craig's next installment in the Sisters of Salt series, featuring the surviving Thaumas triplet Lenore, and two additional novels, to Wendy Loggia at Delacorte, in a three-book deal, for publication in summer 2026, by Sarah Landis at Sterling Lord Literistic (world English)."

And Everything Comes Back to You by Jackie Khalilieh (Tundra Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Lynne Missen at Tundra Books has acquired two YA novels by Something More author Jackie Khalilieh. You Started It, a rom-com in which a messy, type-A girl determined to check items off the senior year bucket list she once shared with her ex, schemes to win him back by fake-dating a younger, obnoxious new student. And Everything Comes Back to You, a romance featuring a Palestinian Canadian girl intent on being the perfect Arab daughter after news of her older sister's accidental pregnancy shakes her family's foundation, but struggles to abide by expectations placed on her when she falls in love. Publication is set for summer 2025 and summer 2026; Valerie Noble at Donaghy Literary Group sold world English rights.

The Count of Monte Cristo High by Rey Terciero and Alex Moore (Penguin Workshop) - YA graphic novel, not yet added to Goodreads.
Elizabeth Lee at Penguin Workshop has bought world rights to The Count of Monte Cristo High, a YA graphic novel by Rey Terciero, illustrated by Alex Moore. This modern-day reimagining brings readers into the world of Ernesto, who after being bullied in high school is back for revenge. Publication is scheduled for summer 2026; Brent Taylor at Triada US represented the author, and Jas Perry at KT Literary represented the illustrator.

Queens of the Crypt by Dom&Ink (Penguin Workshop) - YA graphic novel, not yet added to Goodreads.
Gabriela Taboas Zayas at Penguin Workshop has bought Queens of the Crypt by Dom&Ink (Queer Power!). In this YA graphic novel, teens are going missing in small town Widows Creek, and when Barnaby Jones is about to become the next victim, they unwittingly summon the Queens of the Crypt, protectors of the world from unspeakable evil. Publication is set for summer 2026; Lauren Gardner at Bell Lomax Moreton negotiated the deal for world rights.

The Ghost Key by S.R. Appavu (Holiday House) - YA graphic novel, not yet added to Goodreads.
Alexandra Aceves at Holiday House has acquired S.R. Appavu's debut young adult horror graphic novel, The Ghost Key, in which a trans high school senior haunted by grief and prophetic dreams of death after the loss of their sister must fight the ghost of their guilt and come to terms with themself to prevent the imminent tragedy in their new recurring nightmare. Publication is set for summer 2026; Jennifer Azantian at Azantian Literary Agency did the deal for world rights.

Untitled by Amy Goldsmith (Delacorte) - not yet added to Goodreads.

The Children of Khetara #2 by Michelle Jabès Corpora (Sourcebooks Fire) - not yet added to Goodreads.







No releases currently scheduled.
















Somewhere in the Gray by Michelle Jing Chan (FSG)
Grace Kendall at FSG has acquired world rights, at auction, in a six-figure deal, Michelle Jing Chan's debut graphic novel, Somewhere in the Gray, which follows a girl who is dating the most popular girl at school, and what seems easy for her friends—being intimate in any way with their partners—doesn't feel quite right to her as she learns it's more than okay to live somewhere in the gray of asexuality. Publication is scheduled for fall 2026; Jemiscoe Chambers-Black at Andrea Brown Literary Agency negotiated the deal.

Best Foot Forward! by Liv Hamilton
(IDW) - YA graphic novel

Megan Brown at IDW has acquired world rights to Best Foot Forward!, a debut YA graphic novel by Liv Hamilton. After simultaneously coming out and confessing her feelings to her childhood best friend, wallflower band geek Lacey Hanley is left picking up the pieces of a broken friendship just in time for the start of the new marching season. Publication is set for fall 2026; Hamilton was unagented.

Hollow Magic by Mars Lauderbaugh (Feiwel and Friends) - YA graphic novel.
Rachel Diebel at Feiwel and Friends has bought Mars Lauderbaugh's debut YA graphic novel, Hollow Magic, in which a 17-year-old witch, searching for ways to understand her magic, meets an intriguing knight full of secrets, and, with their help, must find a way to lift the curse from an ancient castle or lose the chance to learn the truth about her lineage forever. Publication is scheduled for fall 2026; Jennifer March Soloway at Andrea Brown Literary Agency did the deal for world rights.


Theo Page's Guide to Being a Guy by Kacen Callender and Teo Duvall (Abrams) - YA graphic novel, not yet added to Goodreads.
Charlotte Greenbaum and Mariko Tamaki at Abrams ComicArts/Surely have bought world rights to NBA-winning author Kacen Callender's Theo Page's Guide to Being a Guy, illustrated by Teo Duvall, about an 18-year-old transgender teen who, because of struggles with transphobia and misgendering, takes notes on how to be seen as a man as he seeks validation from his cis boyfriend but learns to battle his own toxic masculinity with the help of a new crush, ultimately realizing that there is an infinite number of ways to be a guy. Publication is set for fall 2026; Beth Phelan at Gallt and Zacker Literary Agency represented the author, and Allison Hellegers at Stimola Literary Studio represented the illustrator..

Fateless #3 by Julie Kagawa (Inkyard Press)

Untitled by Susan Lee (HarperCollins) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Ruby Martinez (Knopf)
- not yet added to Goodreads.












Until the Clock Strikes Midnight by Alechia Dow (Feiwel and Friends) - moved from 2025, previously titled All's Fair(y) in Love & War.
Emily Settle at Feiwel and Friends has acquired Until the Clock Strikes Midnight by Alechia Dow. The novel follows sworn enemies Darling, a plucky fairy, and Calamity, an agent of misfortune, as they insert themselves into a mortal girl's life in a competition to either rescue or ruin her happily-ever-after, though the biggest battle of all may be resisting their growing feelings for one another. Publication is slated for spring/summer 2025; Katelyn Detweiler at Jill Grinberg Literary Management sold North American rights.


Terminal Hope by Michelle Wong (First Second Books) - YA graphic novel.
Kiara Valdez at First Second has acquired at auction Michelle Wong's debut YA graphic novel Terminal Hope, for fans of Marissa Meyer and Marie Lu, about an orphaned teen who must team up with a rogue android to survive the underbelly of mankind's last remaining sanctuary and thwart city enforcers when he becomes a target for powers he unwillingly received. Publication is scheduled for 2026; Thao Le at Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency sold world rights.

Unreal by Ellen Walker (Little, Brown Ink) - YA graphic novel.
Andrea Colvin at Little, Brown Ink has bought Unreal, a debut YA graphic novel by Ellen Walker. This memoir-inspired story follows Frances Ward in her adolescent years as she and her sister, Annabelle, use the power of their imaginations to help them navigate neurodivergence, social stigma, and coming of age. Publication is planned for 2026; Alex Slater at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates negotiated world rights.

Henna for the Jinn, Safiya Zerrougui (First Second Books) - YA graphic novel.
Samia Fakih at First Second has acquired Henna for the Jinn, Safiya Zerrougui's historical fiction YA graphic novel about an Algerian girl who takes a job as a henna painter in a mysterious noble Turkish household while she investigates the disappearance of her brother. Publication is planned for 2026; Paloma Hernando at Einstein Literary Management brokered the deal for world rights.

The Eliza Effect: True Tales of Affection, Deception, and Conversation with AI by Ashley Walker (MITeen Press) - YA nonfiction/memoir.
Olivia Swomley at Candlewick/MITeen Press has bought The Eliza Effect: True Tales of Affection, Deception, and Conversation with AI by Ashley Walker. Part narrative nonfiction and part memoir, this YA book examines how artificial intelligence personas, such as ELIZA, Siri, and ChatGPT, found their voices—and how talking to them teaches us about what it means to be human. Publication is planned for fall 2026; Kelly Dyksterhouse at Tobias Literary Agency did the deal for world rights.

Go Back and Get It by Mariah-Rose Marie (Make Me a World) - YA graphic novel, not yet added to Goodreads.
Lois Evans at Random House/Make Me a World has acquired, in a four-house, six-figure auction, Mariah-Rose Marie's debut YA graphic novel Go Back and Get It. When two mixed-race sisters drive cross-country to visit family in the American South, they come to reckon with their history, differences, and roots, all while unknowingly answering the call of something more ancient, magical, and illuminating than they could imagine. Publication is planned for 2026; Desiree Wilson at the Bent Agency negotiated the deal for world English rights.

The Beasts We Raise by D.L. Taylor (Henry Holt) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Sydney Langford
(Disney Hyperion)

Untitled by Lora Merriman (Henry Holt)

Untitled by Morgan J. Watchorn
(Knopf)

Untitled by Megan Lally (Sourcebooks Fire)

The Chromamancer Chronicles #2 by Tricia Levenseller (Feiwel and Friends) - moved from 2024.

The Chromamancer Chronicles #3 by Tricia Levenseller
(Feiwel and Friends) - moved from 2025.

The Empire Wars #3 by Akure Phenix
(Blackstone)

Immortal Consequences #2 by I.V. Marie (Delacorte)

Guardians of Dawn #4 by S. Jae-Jones
(Wednesday Books) - moved from 2024, then from 2025.

Forging Silver Into Stars #3 by Brigid Kemmerer
(Bloomsbury) - moved from 2025.

The Dream Thieves: The Graphic Novel by Maggie Stiefvater, Sas Milledge and Stephanie Williams (Viking) - YA graphic novel, not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Alanna Bennett (Knopf) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by
Jenny L. Howe (Delacorte) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by
Channelle Desamours (Wednesday Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Elizabeth Lim (Knopf) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by F.T. Lukens (Margaret K. McElderry Books)
- not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by
Lydia Kang (Quill Tree Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by E.V. Woods (Delcorte) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Xan Kaur
(Henry Holt) -
not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Tom O'Donnell (Wednesday Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Mara Rutherford (HarperTeen)
- not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Mara Rutherford
(Wednesday Books)
- not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Sophia Lee (Quill Tree Books)
- not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by
Liselle Sambury (Margaret K. McElderry Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Jennifer Howell (Roaring Brook Press)
- not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by
Gloria Muñoz (Holiday House)  - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by
Sasha Peyton Smith (HarperTeen) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by DeAndra Davis (Atheneum)
- not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by
Rachel Reiss (Wednesday Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Laura Steven (Wednesday Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Page Powars (Roaring Brook Press)
- not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Jihyun Yun (Knopf) not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by
Katy Upperman (Sourcebooks Fire) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Taylor Grothe (Peachtree Teen)
- not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Alex Travis (Sourcebooks Fire) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Gayle Forman (Quill Tree Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by
Rebecca Danzenbaker (Simon and Schuster) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Shelly Page (Joy Revolution) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Diana Rodriguez Wallach (Delacorte) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Sophie Gonzales
(Wednesday Books)
- not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Tiffany D. Jackson (Katherine Tegan Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by
Rhonda DeChambeau (Holiday House) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Kwame Mbalia and Erin Entrada Kelly (Amulet) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Roselyn Clarke (Sourcebooks Fire) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Delphine Seddon (Wednesday Books) not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Sophia Hannan (Simon and Schuster) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by
Rachael Davis-Featherstone (Wednesday Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by George M. Johnson and Leah Johnson (FSG)
- not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by
Sarah Raughley (HarperTeen) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Kat Schneider (Random House Graphic) - YA graphic novel, 
not yet added to Goodreads.

Arcana #2 by Sam Prentice (Feiwel and Friends)
- YA graphic novel, not yet added to Goodreads.

The Enchanters #3 by Jen Calonita (Disney Hyperion)
- not yet added to Goodreads.

Compass and Blade #3 by Rachel Greenlaw
(Inkyard Press) -
not yet added to Goodreads.

To Steal From Thieves #2 by M.K. Lobb (Little, Brown) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Heir of Storms #2 by Lauryn Hamilton Murray (Roaring Brook Press) - not yet added to Goodreads.

The Fifth Realm #3 by A.A. Vora (GP Putnam and Sons) - not yet added to Goodreads.

The Reaper's Glass #2 by Lin Thompson (Bloomsbury) - not yet added to Goodreads.

The Glittering Edge #2 by Alyssa Villaire
(Little, Brown)
- not yet added to Goodreads.

Capitana #2 by Cassandra James
(Quill Tree Books)
- not yet added to Goodreads.

Legendborn #4 by Tracy Deon (Simon and Schuster)
- not yet added to Goodreads.

Their Will Undone #2 by
R.J. Valldeperas (Quill Tree Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.
 
Blood at the Root #3 by LaDarrion Williams (Labyrinth Road) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Empyreal #3 by Megan Scott (Inkyard Press) -
not yet added to Goodreads.

Love Me Tomorrow #2 by Emiko Jean (Flatiron)
- not yet added to Goodreads.

A Beautiful and Terrible Murder #2 by Claire M Andrews (Little, Brown) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Truly Devious #7 by Maureen Johnson (Katherine Tegan Books)
- not yet added to Goodreads.

I'm the Grim Reaper #3 by Graveweaver (VIZ Media) - based on a webcomic,
not yet added to Goodreads.

Not So Shoujo Love Story #2 by Curryuku (VIZ Media) - based on a webcomic, not yet added to Goodreads.

Mannequin Pixie Dream Boy #2 by Courtney Wirthit (VIZ Media) - YA graphic novel, not yet added to Goodreads.

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