Must-read picture books and chapter books: Scholastic's Fall 2017 Online Preview (and a giveaway!)

Today, we launched the Scholastic Online Preview for Fall 2017! With presentations from more than 30 authors and editors, these videos are the perfect introduction to key titles from our Fall season.

Among the picture books, chapter books, middle grade and young adults books are exciting debut authors, brand new series and of course, new titles from some of your favorites like David Shannon, Alan Gratz, R.L. Stine, Marc Brown and Maggie Steifvater!

In fact, we have so many great titles coming this fall that it just won’t fit in one OOM post – so today, we are going to talk about picture books and chapter books! (Just a quick note that you’ll want to read on to the end because we have a great contest where you can win advanced copies of these books!)


Where else can you find Italian motor cars, an overscheduled bee and a girl with magical sparkly curls in one fabulous picture book list? In addition to these, you’ll find a breathtakingly illustrated new book from Peter Sís, an adorable and predictably ‘SCARY’ new character from R.L. Stine and Marc Brown plus an aptly titled book that explores the fundamental question of Why Am I Me?

Watch the videos for all of our picture books here, or check out each title individually by clicking below:

Next, let's dive into: CHAPTER BOOKS!

For the first time, we are adding a separate chapter books category to the Online Preview We have three great titles to share this fall including a new addition to the I Survived series set in the American Revolution! See all of the videos here, or click on the title you're most interested in below:

But the fun doesn’t end with the videos!

**Edit: Giveaway closed! The winners have been notified as of 6/19/17**

We are giving 10 readers the chance to win a selection of 5 advanced copies of the books featured throughout the Preview. To enter here, leave a comment below telling us which book featured here you are most interested in reading. One entry per person. All entries must be submitted by 5pm ET on Friday, June 16, 2017. U.S. residents, 18 and over, please. See the complete legal rules here.


Can't wait for the new "I Survived" book!!!

Mary McScary sounds like a great read!

I am most excited to read American girl like sisters #1 Emma Moves In. I have a collection of American Girl books from when I was a kid. I passed them down to my daughter. I can't wait to get this one for her!

My son would love I Survived The American Revolution!

I Survived the American Revolution.

I'm excited about I Survived the American Revolution! I, and my students, love the I survived books.

Mama Wins the Race, and my birthday is June 16!

I can't wait to see the American Girl Like Sisters. It sounds great!

Silent Days, Silent Dreams

I am so excited for the new I Survived book. Our kids eat those books up, even the kids who have started to read older chapter books go back to read these. I also love a good picture book and I see a great duo in Marc Brown and R.L.Stein!

Why am I me?

I would love to read Wordplay with my kiddos. It looks like such a fun story to help kids learn.

Silent Days, Silent Dreams

I can't wait for my school library to get the newest "I Survived" about the American Revolution! My older elementary students love this series! Also, can't wait to read the new Sunny book!

My kids would love them all! My daughter would especially like "I survived the American Revolution". Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

I'd be excited for any of them but my oldest daughter would love Hilde Cracks the Case!

I would love to read Why am I Me? With my students.

We love the I Survived series! Can't wait to read it!

I can't wait for the next book in the "I Survived ..." series!

My son would love to read a book written by R. L. Stine and illustrated by Marc Brown. He loves reading Goosebumps and Arthur books.

Mama Lion Wins the Race looks like a fun book for the new readers.

I Survived will. E the hit at our house!

Without a doubt, I would love an advanced copy of anything Lauren Tarshis writes!! My students (and I) are obsessed with historical fiction and ALL of the I Survived books!! Yes!!! Oh yes!!! Please send an I Survived the American Revolution our way!!

I can't wait for I Survived The American Revolution! My students love the series, plus I can easily incorporate this into social studies!

All the books look fantastic but I am most excited for Wordplay! What a fun way to introduce parts of speech to kids.

I am having such a great time listening to Hamilton so I would like to read I Survived: The American Revolution.

I Survived the American revolution is the one I'd most like to read because I love those stories and they keep my kids interested and reading. One of the most popular set of books I have.

I survived the American Revolution

I am really excited for Word Play and Tool School as they offer opportunities to teach friendship and teamwork skills in a fun and original manner.

Hilde Cracks the Case!

My kids and students love the I survived so I can't wait to read the I survived the American Revolution.

My daughter is most excited about reading the American Girl book! She loves to read & would love this!

My son would enjoy the I Survived book, and I would love to read Why Am I Me? and Wordplay to my class!

I'm most looking forward to the "I Survived The American Revolution" book! My daughter loves all these books in the series, I liked to read them too!

After watching most of the preview videos together, my daughter is really interested in the new American Girl series. We're pretty excited about reading most of the line-up though! I love historical fiction, so I'm secretly hoping we will get to read the new "I survived the American Revolution" together.

My daughter would love Hilde Cracks the Case. It sounds like an awesome book series. She loves the Branches books. We still read her picture books each night and she reads early chapter books to herself.

We're looking forward to Mary McScary. Thanks.

We are just becoming an independent reader and my son loves chapter books! Holds cracks the case would be great

All are books my kids would enjoy. Thier favorite is The Mouse and his child.

Princess Truly in I am Truly and Hilde Cracks the Case look like great reads for my daughters, and I'm excited to see them in Scholastic orders this fall! :)

Looking forward to Maggie Stiefvater's All the Crooked Saints! Who doesn't love a little magic and a little hope!

The 'I Survived' series is great so I would love to see 'I Survived The American Revolution'!

I Survived The American Revolution because I teach about it and it'd be a great tie in

I can't wait to share the new Like Sisters chapter book with my daughter. She is loving all the new chapter books they are coming out with! I'm also looking forward to the R.L. Stein picture book. He was one of my favorites as a child!

I can't wait for I Survived the American Revolution! My students and I love this series! The Revolutionary War is one of my students favorite units of study! This will be perfect to include!

Mary McScary! I grew up reading R.L. Stine's works, and I'm proud to say that my children and students all grow up with his works, too. We're all very expired for a picture book!

I'm looking forward to reading Refugee!

My daughter would like to read Princess Truly in I am Truly...rocking out and a pug as a friend....she is ready!

I can't wait to read the new goosebumps book by RL Stine! A picture book should be fantastic!

The all are great books. My son loves the graveyard shakes