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All The New Children’s Books Licensed By Random House This Fall

As one of the world’s largest publisher’s Random House is a major player in the licensing industry, whether licensing stories to others, or licensing books based on other companies’ intellectual property.

This week, Random House unveiled all of the books or series that are being published as the result of a licensing agreement, and we’ve included the entire list below. The list includes the name of the licensed property, the book title, publication date, authors, and (when applicable) the licensor.

American Girl

 About the Series:

Introduced in 1986, American Girl’s flagship line of historical characters features 18-inch dolls, books, and accessories that give girls a dramatic understanding of the role women and girls played in shaping our country.

  • Happy Holidays! (American Girl) by Lauren Diaz Morgan; illustratedby Romina Galotta

Publication Date: September 7, 2021

Pages: 24

Format: Little Golden Book

  • Molly’s Christmas Surprise (American Girl) by Lauren Clauss; illustrated by Melissa Manwill

Publication Date: September 7, 2021

Pages: 32

Format: Step Into Reading

Barbie

About the Series:

Since 1959, Barbie has shown girls that they can live their dreams. From an astronaut to a chef to a president, she knows that girls can do anything!

  • Big City, Big Dreams (Barbie) by Random House; illustrated by Random HousePublication Date: September 7, 2021

Pages: 24

Format: Step Into Reading

DC Batman

About the Book:

When Catwoman™, The Joker™, and other Super-Villains enter their wacky flying contraptions in the Gotham City air show, it’s up to Batman in his high-flying Batbot to keep them out of trouble. Kids 2 to 5 years old who love robots, airplanes, and the Caped Crusader will love this Little Golden Book that’s packed with action and humor!

  • Batbot! (DC Batman) by David Croatto; illustrated by Dan SchoeningPublication Date: September 7, 2021

Pages: 24

Format: Little Golden Book

DC Justice League

About the Book:

Counting down the days to holidays has never been so much fun . . . or so heroic as Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman and the rest of the Justice League help Santa deliver presents around the world in one night! Boys and girls 3-7 will love lifting one of the 24 sturdy advent calendar tabs each day to reveal a different surprise. But watch out—sometimes there might be a villain lurking under a tab, too!

  • The Justice League Saves Christmas! (DC Justice League) by Steve Foxe; illustrated by Pernille Orum

Publication Date: September 21, 2021

Pages: 24

Disney

About the Book:

A guide to Disney’s myriad of mythical creatures-from dragons to fairies to mermaids and more-plus stories about their worlds! Can you name all of Ariel’s sisters from The Little Mermaid? Or know the mythical monsters battled in Hercules? And what’s the difference between the fairies who help Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother? This hardcover book features mini biographies, fun facts, and short stories about Disney’s most recognizable mythical creatures, and is the perfect gift for 3 to 7-year-old fans of dragons, mermaids, fairies, and more!

  • Dragons, Mermaids, Fairies, and More (Disney) by RH Disney; illustrated by RHDisney

Publication Date: October 26, 2021

Pages: 64

Disney Encanto

About the Series:

Disney Encanto tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal—every child except one, Mirabel.

But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family’s last hope. Girls and boys ages 3 to 7 will love these stories based on the animated feature film, in theaters November 24th, 2021.

  • Disney Encanto Deluxe Pictureback (Disney Encanto) by RH Disney; illustrated byRH Disney

Publication Date: October 12, 2021

Pages: 24

  • Disney Encanto Tabbed Board Book (Disney Encanto) by RH Disney; illustrated byRH Disney

Publication Date: October 12, 2021

Pages: 18

  • Disney Encanto Little Golden Book (Disney Encanto) by Golden Books;illustrated by Golden Books

Publication Date: October 12, 2021

Pages: 24

Format: Little Golden Book

  • Disney Encanto Step into Reading, Step 2 (Disney Encanto) by RH Disney;illustrated by RH Disney

Publication Date: October 12, 2021

Pages: 24

  • Disney Encanto Step into Reading, Step 3 (Disney Encanto) by RH Disney; illustrated by RH Disney

Publication Date: October 12, 2021

Pages: 32

  • Disney Encanto: The Deluxe Junior Novelization (Disney Encanto) by Angela

Cervantes

Publication Date: October 12, 2021

Pages: 144

  • Disney Encanto: The Junior Novelization (Disney Encanto) by Angela

Cervantes

Publication Date: October 12, 2021

Pages: 144

Disney Monsters at Work

About the Series:

Inspired by Disney and Pixar’s hit film Monsters, Inc. the new animated Disney+ show Monsters at Work follows Tylor Tuskmon, an enthusiastic member of the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team (MIFT) who dreams of following in the footsteps of his idols—Mike and Sulley—and making his way up to the Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor as a Jokester.

  • Meet the Monsters! (Disney Monsters at Work) by RH Disney; illustrated by RH Disney

Publication Date: September 7, 2021

Pages: 64

  • The Laugh Floor Joke Book (Disney Monsters at Work) by RH Disney. Publication Date: September 7, 2021

Pages: 128

  • Tylor’s First Big Job (Disney Monsters at Work) by RH Disney; illustrated by RH Disney

Publication Date: September 7, 2021

Pages: 32

Format: Step Into Reading

Disney Pixar

About the Book:

This Little Golden Book Library boxed set features stories based on the followingDisney/Pixar films: Up, Coco, Onward, Soul, and Luca. With five Little Golden Bookstogether in one boxed set, this collection is perfect for young readers ages 2 to 5 as well asDisney/Pixar fans and collectors of all ages.

  • Pixar Little Golden Book Library (Disney/Pixar) by VariousPublication Date: September 7, 2021

Pages: 120

Disney Pixar Dug Days

About the Series:

Pixar Animation Studios’ “Dug Days” is a new collection of shorts that follows the humorous misadventures of Dug, the lovable dog from “Up.” Each short features everyday events that occur in and around Dug’s backyard, all through the exciting (and delightfullydistorted) eyes of our favorite talking dog. Written and directed by Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Bob Peterson and produced by Kim Collins, the shorts premiere exclusively on Disney+ in Fall 2021.

  • Dug Meets the Puppies/Dug Versus Squirrel (Disney/Pixar Dug Days) byNatasha Bouchard; illustrated by Random House

Publication Date: September 28, 2021

Pages: 24

Disney Princess

About the Series:

The Disney Princess franchise dreams, creates and celebrates the most magical adventures, each woven around a relatable, empowered heroine who delights everyone and inspires girls to realize their full potential.

  • Kind as a Princess (Disney Princess) by Catherine J. Manning; illustrated by Sarah Conradsen

Publication Date: September 7, 2021

Pages: 32

  • Merry Christmas, Princess! (Disney Princess) by Nicole Johnson; illustrated by the Disney Storybook Art Team

Publication Date: September 21, 2021

Pages: 24

  • Little Princess Library (Disney Princess) by RH Disney; illustrated by RH Disney Publication Date: September 28, 2021

Pages: 96

More Info: Board Book Box Set – Disney Cinderella; Disney The Little Mermaid; Disney Moana; Disney Beauty & the Beast

FUNKOPOP!

About the Publishing Program:

Adorable Funko Pop! versions of Universal Pictures’ classic monsters Dracula, Frankenstein, the Bride of Frankenstein, the Wolfman, and other thrilling creatures are making their first Little Golden Books appearance in UNIVERSAL MONSTERS. Geared for readers ages two to five, these books will also appeal to older collectors of Little Golden Books, Funko Pop! figurines, and Universal Monsters products, while offering kids a fun introduction to these often-misunderstood characters, now presented in Funko Pop! form. Future Little Golden Books in the Funko Pop! stylized series include titles from NBC Universal’s vast array of franchises and properties, including Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Back to the Future, NBC’s The Office, and more, with a plan to release two titles per year.

  • Universal Monsters Little Golden Book (FUNKO POP!) by M.D. Brundlefly; illustrated by Meg Dunn

Publication Date: September 7, 2021

Pages: 24

Illumination Presents: Sing

About the Series:

Get ready to hit the big time! In Illumination’s Sing 2, can-do koala Buster Moon and his all-star cast of animal performers—including harried mother pig Rosita, rocker porcupine Ash, earnest gorilla Johnny, and more—have turned the New Moon Theater into a local hit, but Buster has his eyes on a bigger prize: to launch their most dazzling stage extravaganza yet in glamorous Redshore City, the glittering entertainment capital of the world.

  • The Big Time! (Illumination’s Sing 2) by David Lewman; illustrated by Bryan SimsPublication Date: November 9, 2021

Pages: 24

Format: Little Golden Book

  • Illumination’s Sing 2: The Junior Novelization (Illumination’s Sing 2) by DavidLewman; illustrated by Golden Books

Publication Date: December 28, 2021

Pages: 144

LEGO Ninjago

About the Books:

Ninjago, Masters of Spinjitzu is an original action-adventure property created by LEGO. Aimed at boys 6 to 8 years old, it is supported by an ongoing TV series, a wide range of LEGO toys, publishing, apparel, and even a motion picture. Two new Ninjago series are scheduled to launch in 2021.

  • LEGO Ninjago 5-Minute Stories (LEGO Ninjago) by Random House; illustrated by Random House

Publication Date: September 7, 2021

Pages: 160

  • The Book of Elemental Powers (LEGO Ninjago) by Random House; illustrated by Random House

Publication Date: September 7, 2021

Pages: 96

·       Spinjitzu Brothers #1: The Curse of the Cat-Eye Jewel (LEGO Ninjago) by Tracey West

Publication Date: September 21, 2021

Pages: 144

  • Spinjitzu Brothers #2: The Lair of Tanabrax (LEGO Ninjago) by Tracey West Publication Date: September 21, 2021

Pages: 144

LlamaLlama

About the Book:

A Little Golden Book based on the Llama Llama animated series on Netflix! The beloved character Llama Llama stars in this new Little Golden Book based on his own original series, now airing on Netflix. Inspired by the bestselling picture books created by Anna Dewdney,this reassuring story features Llama learning how to be brave when he gets hurt and has to see a doctor.

  • Llama Llama Doctors are Here to Help! (Llama Llama) by Anna DewdneyPublication Date: September 7, 2021

Pages: 24

Format: Little Golden Book

Minecraft

About the Book:

Five young Minecraft players in the real world find themselves transported inside the game they love. But now it’s not a game–and they will have to use everything they know to explore, build, and survive! This handsome boxed set collects all six books of the Woodsword Chronicles (Into the Game, Night of the Bats, Deep Dive, Ghast in the Machine, Dungeon Crawl, and Last Block Standing) the only official Minecraft chapter book series.

·       Minecraft Woodsword Chronicles: The Complete Series: Books 1-6 (Minecraft Woodsword Chronicles) by Nick Eliopulos

Publication Date: September 7, 2021

Pages: 864

Netflix: The Christmas Chronicles

About the Book:

The Christmas Chronicles and The Christmas Chronicles 2 are original movies from Netflix. Follow Kate, Teddy, and Santa Claus on their magical adventures to save Christmas and learn the lessons of the holiday season.

  • The Christmas Chronicles: Parts 1 and 2 (Netflix: The Christmas Chronicles)by David Lewman; illustrated by Alan Batson

Publication Date: September 7, 2021

Pages: 48

Netflix: Go, Dog. Go!

About the Series:

Go, Dog. Go! is a Netflix animated series for preschoolers about a 6-year-old dog and her adventures in a joyful, fun-loving community of dogs on the go!

  • Happy Sniffsmas! (Netflix: Go, Dog. Go!) by Golden Books; illustrated byGolden Books

Publication Date: October 12, 2021

Pages: 22

  • Happy Ballentine’s Day! (Netflix: Go, Dog. Go!) by Golden Books; illustrated by Golden Books

Publication Date: December 21, 2021

Pages: 22

Avatar: The Last Airbender

About the Book:

The epic adventure continues in this 320-page retelling of Avatar: The Last Airbender, filled with full-color scenes and dialogue from the series that will delight Avatar fans of all ages! Continuing where Volume 1 left off, Aang, Katara, and Sokka continue their journey north in search of a waterbending master, making new friends-and enemies-along the way. Meanwhile, Prince Zuko’s chase to capture the Avatar heats up as other Fire Nation parties get involved.

·       Avatar: The Last Airbender: Volume 2 (Avatar: The Last Airbender) by RandomHouse

Publication Date: September 28, 2021

Pages: 320

Blue’s Clues & You

About the Series:

Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Clues & You stars Joshua Dela Cruz as he searches for clues left by energetic puppy Blue in order to solve a daily puzzle. The series combines the best interactive and educational elements of Nickelodeon’s original Blue’s Clues with a refreshed signature look. The original Blue’s Clues has been called “one of the most successful, critically acclaimed, and ground-breaking preschool television series of all time.” Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Clues & You has been greenlit for a third season of 20 episodes! Millennials who grew up with Blue’s Clues will love sharing their favorite blue-spotted puppy with their own preschool children.

  • Here Comes Christmas! (Blue’s Clues & You) by Sara Miller; illustrated byRandom House

Publication Date: September 28, 2021

Pages: 24

  • Blue’s Box of Books (Blue’s Clues & You) by Random House; illustrated byRandom House

Publication Date: October 12, 2021

Pages: 96

Corn & Peg

About the Book:

On Hoofmas Eve, Corn and Peg see Horsey Claus’s sack of presents fall from his sleigh and decide to do good by delivering the presents to the sleeping horses of Galloping Grove themselves! But can they deliver them all before Hoofmas morning?

  • Holly Jolly Helpers! (Corn & Peg) by Random House; illustrated by Erik DoescherPublication Date: September 28, 2021

Pages: 22

Nickelodeon

About the Series:

Nickelodeon is the number-one brand for kids with original cartoons, sitcoms, movies, award shows, products and more. The Nickelodeon Fall 2021 list includes a Christmas Carol Treasury board book, a holiday craft and activity book, and a 90s Nick Screen Comix.

  • Nickelodeon Christmas Treasury (Nickelodeon) by Random House; illustrated byRandom House

Publication Date: September 7, 2021

Pages: 30

  • Holiday Sticker Celebration! (Nickelodeon) by Golden Books; illustrated byGolden Books

Publication Date: October 19, 2021

Pages: 32

PAW Patrol

About the Series:

Get on the case with Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol! Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Skye, and the rest of the puppy heroes are on a mission to save their friends and protect the community of Adventure Bay using their paw-some vehicles, tools, and teamwork.

  • Pawsome Holiday Sticker Party! (PAW Patrol) by Golden Books; illustrated byGolden Books

Publication Date: September 14, 2021

Pages: 32

  • Happy Hanukkah, Pups! (PAW Patrol) by Random House; illustrated by RandomHouse

Publication Date: September 14, 2021

Pages: 22

  • Christmas Is Coming! (PAW Patrol) by Hollis James; illustrated by Random House Publication Date: September 21, 2021

Pages: 24

  • Let’s Be Thankful (PAW Patrol) by Tex Huntley; illustrated by Random House Publication Date: September 21, 2021

Pages: 22

Rugrats

About the Series:

Rugrats, the show that put Nickelodeon on the map, returns in 2021 with an all-new series!This CGI-animated show about the misguided adventures of Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Susie, and Angelica has been reimagined for a new generation. With a fresh look and new stories, it’ssure to be a hit with kids and their parents who grew up on the original.

  • Bestest Joke Book (Rugrats) by David Lewman; illustrated by Marcela Cespedes-Alicea

Publication Date: September 7, 2021

Pages: 128

  • Beware of Dogbot! (Rugrats) by Elle Stephens; illustrated by Erick Doescher Publication Date: September 7, 2021

Pages: 32

Format: Step Into Reading

  • The Very, Very Hard Puzzle Book! (Rugrats) by Golden Books; illustrated byGolden Books

Publication Date: September 7, 2021

Pages: 48

Santiago of the Seas

About the Series:

Santiago of the Seas is an interactive action-adventure series for preschoolers starring Santiago Montes, an 8-year old boy who discovers the mystical compass of fabled pirate Capitán Calavera, making him the next Pirate Protector of the High Seas. Along with his crew, cousin Tomás and Lorelai the mermaid, Santiago goes on heroic quests against nefarious villains and prove that kindness and good deeds can always save the day!

  • Pirate Pals! (Santiago of the Seas) by Random House; illustrated by RandomHouse

Publication Date: October 12, 2021

Pages: 14

  • The Treasure of El Bravo (Santiago of the Seas) by Golden Books; illustrated byGolden Books

Publication Date: October 12, 2021

Pages: 32

Format: Little Golden Book

Peppa Pig

About the Series:

Peppa Pig is a loveable little piggy who lives with her younger brother George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig. Peppa loves playing games, dressing up, visiting exciting places, and making new friends—but her absolute favorite thing is jumping up and down in muddy puddles!

Hasbro’s Peppa Pig airs daily on Nick Jr. and focuses on strong brand values that parents and kids identify with: family, friendship, trust, humor and life experiences.

  • Hooray for Snow! (Peppa Pig) by Golden Books; illustrated by Zoe WaringPublication Date: September 7, 2021

Pages: 24

Format: Little Golden Book

Scooby-Doo!

About the Series:

Scooby-Doo has been a cultural icon since 1969 and has over 24 million followers of Facebook.

  • That’s Snow Ghost (Scooby-Doo) by Golden Books; illustrated by Golden Books Publication Date: September 7, 2021

Pages: 24

Format: Little Golden Book

  • Scooby-Doo 5-Minute Stories (Scooby-Doo) by Random House; illustrated by Random House

Publication Date: October 26, 2021

Pages: 160

Sesame Street

About the Series:

Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, aims to help kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder through its many unique domestic and international initiatives. These projects cover a wide array of topics for families around the world. Sesame Street is the most trusted name in early learning.

·       Sesame Street: Monster Meditation: Getting Ready for Bed with Elmo (SesameStreet) by Random House

Publication Date: September 28, 2021

Pages: 26

  • Deck the Halls with Elmo! A Christmas Sing-Along (Sesame Street) by Sonali Fry; illustrated by Random House

Publication Date: October 5, 2021

Pages: 26

·       Sunny Day: A Celebration of the Sesame Street Theme Song (Sesame Street)

lyrics by Joe Raposo; illustrated by Various Publication Date: October 5, 2021

Pages: 34

StoryBots

About the Series:

The StoryBots are curious little creatures who bring a world of learning and fun to kids ages 2 to 7 across a broad range of subjects with apps, videos, books, activity sheets, classroom curriculum, and more. All of the award-winning StoryBots content is developed by teachers and early-education experts.

  • The Best Christmas Gift! (StoryBots) by Scott Emmons; illustrated by Nikolas Illic Publication Date: September 7, 2021

Pages: 24

Format: Step Into Reading

Thomas & Friends

About the Series:

In the early 1940s, a loving father crafted a small blue wooden train engine for his son, Christopher. The stories that this father, the Reverend W. Awdry, made up to accompany the wonderful toy were first published in 1945 and became the basis for the Railway Series, a collection of books about Thomas the Tank Engine and his friend, and the rest is history. Thomas & Friends are now a big extended family of engines and others on the Island of Sodor. They appear not only in books but also in television shows and movies, and as a wide variety of beautifully made toys. The adventures of Thomas and his friends, which are always, ultimately, about friendship have delighted generations of train-loving boys and girls for more than 70 years and will continue to do so for generations to come.

  • All Engines Go (Thomas & Friends) by Random House; illustrated by RandomHouse

Publication Date: September 7, 2021

Pages: 14

  • Really Useful Stories for Growing Up (Thomas & Friends) by Nancy Parent; illustrated by Random House

Publication Date: November 2, 2021

Pages: 96

Tom & Jerry

About the Book:

It’s Christmas Eve, but Tom and Jerry still don’t get along. They can’t even decorate the housetogether. After a fight over what lights to put on the roof throws them in Santa Claus’s sleighwithout Santa, Tom and Jerry must work together to save Christmas for everyone. Kids ages 2-5 will love this epic Tom and Jerry Christmas adventure.

  • Santa’s Little Helpers (Tom & Jerry) by Golden Books; illustrated by Golden Books Publication Date: September 7, 2021

Pages: 24

Format: Little Golden Book

Trolls

About the Series:

DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls is an irreverent comedy extravaganza with incredible music!

  • Happy Trollsgiving! (DreamWorks Trolls) by Mary Man-Kong; illustrated byRandom House

Publication Date: September 7, 2021

Pages: 22

  • Happy Trollsmas! (DreamWorks Trolls) by Kurt Estes; illustrated by Fabio Laguna and Marco Lesko

Publication Date: September 7, 2021

Pages: 22

  • Holiday in Harmony! (DreamWorks Trolls) by Golden Books; illustrated byGolden Books

Publication Date: September 7, 2021

Pages: 24

Format: Little Golden Book

 

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