Mimi and Papa’s Everyday Almanac by Carole Marsh (Jan. 1, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-0635099907; paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-0635099891) is a 365-day almanac for children. Ages 7 to 14.

Spookee Golf by Carole Marsh (Mar. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0635100375; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0635100368). A family turns its inherited cemetery property into a golf course. Ages 9 to 15.


Real Kids! Real Places! by Carole Marsh adds Awesome Atlanta Mystery (Jan. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0635080851; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0635080813); Mystery of Mimi’s Haunted Book Shop (Jan. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0635080882; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0635080844); Great Train Mystery (Jan. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0635080875; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0635080837); and Baseball Mystery (Jan. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0635080868; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0635080820), ages 7 to 14. And When Kids Take Over continues with When Kids Take Over NASA by Marsh (Jan. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0635099747; paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0635099730), ages 9 to 15.


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Summer of the Rabbits by Alice Feagan and Linda Martin (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0983359395). This tale about bunnies features cut-paper art. All ages.


Kabobs for Kids by Janna DeVore (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1423605577) offers kabob recipes. Ages 6-up.

Young Scientist’s Guide to Defying Disasters with Skill & Daring by James Doyle, illus. by Andrew Brozyna (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1423624400) discusses various natural disasters and outlines experiments that simulate the phenomena. Ages 8 to 12.

Superhero Doodles for Kids by Chris Sabatino (Feb. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1423624837); and Travel Doodles for Kids by Anita Wood, illus. by Sabatino (Feb. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1423624547) are pocket-size doodle books. Ages 8-up.


BabyLit issues Alice in Wonderland: A Color Primer (Mar. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1423624776); and Jane Eyre: A Counting Primer (Mar. 1, $9.99, ISBN 978-1423624745) by Jennifer Adams, illus. by Alison Oliver, up to age 3.


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Henley on Safari by Julie Muszynski (Apr. 1, hardcover, $20, ISBN 978-0983270232) is a companion to Henley: A New York Tail. Ages 5 to 12.


Duck Says Don’t! by Alison Ritchie, illus. by Hannah George (June 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1561487455). Can bossy Duck share the pond with his friends? Ages 3 to 7.

Just One More! by Tracey Corderoy, illus. by Alison Edgson (June 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1561487462). A bunny who always insists on one more book at bedtime creates one long enough to last all night. Ages 3 to 7.

Monty and Milli by Tracey Corderoy, illus. by Tim Warnes (June 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1561487424). Monty wishes that his copycat younger sister would turn into a toad. Ages 3 to 7.

Mouse and the Moon by M. Christina Butler, illus. by Tina Macnaughton (June 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1561487479). A mouse fears the moon has disappeared one cloudy night. Ages 3 to 7.

My Dad by Steve Smallman, illus. by Sean Julian (June 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1561487448) celebrates fathers. Ages 3 to 7.

Super-Duper Dudley! by Sue Mongredien, illus. by Caroline Pedler (June 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1561487431). Can a showoff dog share the spotlight? Ages 3 to 7.

Very Special Friends by Jane Chapman (June 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1561487486). Mouse waits for her special friends, who have been with her all along. Ages 3 to 7.

Mayo Clinic Kids’ Cookbook: 50 Favorite Recipes for Fun and Healthy Eating (May 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1561487516) compiles nutritious recipes illustrated with photos. Ages 7 to 12.


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Cooks and Kids: Celebrity Chefs Cook Up a Treat for Little Helping Hands by Alan Rustad (Feb. 1, paper, $17.95, ISBN ISBN 978-1905582556) offers recipes inspired by kids’ favorite foods. Ages 4 to 8.


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Fraser Bear: A Cub’s Life by Maggie De Vries, illus. by Renne Benoit (Apr. 23, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1926812953) follows the first two years in a black bear cub’s life in the Pacific Northwest. Ages 5 to 9.


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Guacamole: Un poema para cocinar/A Cooking Poem by Jorge Argueta, trans. by Elisa Amado, illus. by Margarita Sada (Mar. 19, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1554981335) offers a poem about guacamole. Ages 4 to 7.

Out of the Way! Out of the Way! by Uma Krishnaswami (Mar. 19, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1554981304). A boy protects a small tree he finds growing in the middle of a dusty path in his village. Ages 4 to 7.

Jimmy the Greatest! by Jairo Buitrago, trans. by Elisa Amado, illus. by Rafael Yockteng (Apr. 23, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1554981786). A boy from a Caribbean town becomes involved in boxing. Ages 4 to 7.

I Have the Right to Be a Child by Alain Serres, trans. by Helen Mixter, illus. by Aurelia Fronty (May 21, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1554981496) describes a child’s rights. Ages 4 to 7.

Con el sol en los ojos/With the Sun in My Eyes by Jorge Elias Lujan, illus. by Morteza Zahedi (Feb. 20, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1554981588). In poems presented in Spanish and English, a boy and girl describe their worlds. Ages 7 to 9.

Summer in the City by Marie-Louise Gay and David Homel (Mar. 19, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1554981779). What vacation ordeal has Charlie’s parents lined up for the family this summer? Ages 7 to 10.

Middle of Nowhere by Caroline Adderson (Feb. 20, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554981311). Two brothers go to live with a lonely neighbor after their mother abandons them. Ages 9 to 12.

Kids of Kabul: Living Bravely Through a Never-Ending War by Deborah Ellis (Apr. 23, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1554981816) reveals the plight of children living in Afghanistan. Ages 12-up.

A Troublesome Boy by Paul Vasey (Apr. 23, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554981540). In 1959, Teddy is sent to an isolated boarding school run by the Catholic Church. Ages 15-up.


Groundwood Guides presents Climate Change by Shelley Tanaka (Feb. 20, paper, $10, ISBN 978-1554981595), ages 14-up.


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When No-one’s Looking at the Zoo by Zana Fraillon, illus. by Lucia Masciullo (June 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1921502460). What do zoo animals do when left on their own? Ages 3 to 5.


A Year in Girl Hell continues with Dumped by Meredith Costain (Jan. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1921502293), ages 12-up. And Zac Power returns in Undercover by H.I. Larry (June 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1921417177), ages 7 to 9.


Download Drama by Celeste O. Norfleet (Apr. 17, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0373534630). What happens when a promotional video Kenisha makes for a dance studio fund-raiser goes viral? Ages 14-up.


Mesmerize by Artist Arthur (Jan. 24, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0373534647) is a new Mystyx Novel, ages 14-up.


The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa (Apr. 24, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0373210510) launches the Blood of Eden series, set in a world ruled by vampires. Ages 14-up.

Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowen (May 22, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0373210473) kicks off the Nightwatchers series. Ages 14-up.

New Girl by Paige Harbison (Jan. 31, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0373210428). A teen feels out of place at her new school. Ages 14-up.

Temptation by Karen Ann Hopkins (June 26, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0373210541) reveals what happens after two teens fall in love in a sleepy farming community. Ages 14-up.


The Legacy Trilogy continues with Allegiance by Cayla Kluver (Feb. 28, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0373210435), ages 14-up. Goddess Test issues Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter (Mar. 27, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0373210459), ages 14-up. Spellbound releases Spellcaster by Cara Lynn Shultz (Mar. 27, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0373210503), ages 14-up. The Steampunk Chronicles presents The Girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kady Cross (May 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0373210534), ages 14-up. And Soul Screamers adds Before I Wake by Rachel Vincent (June 26, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0373210619), ages 14-up.


When Grandmama Sings by Margaree King Mitchell, illus. by James Ransome (Jan. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0688175634) is a story about music’s power to bring people together, even in the segregated South. Ages 5 to 9.

Freedom’s a-Callin’ Me by Ntozake Shange, illus. by Rod Brown (Jan. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061337413) reimagines the journeys of those who traveled the Underground Railroad. Ages 8 to 12.

Lone Bean by Chudney Ross (June 6, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0061660115). A third-grader copes with best friend troubles, music lessons, and a class bully. Ages 8 to 12. 25,000 first printing.

All the Right Stuff by Walter Dean Myers (Apr. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061960871). Paul’s summer job at a soup kitchen makes him wonder about the father he never knew. Ages 13-up. 40,000 first printing.


When My Baby Dreams by Adele Enersen (Jan. 3, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0062071750) offers a photographic look at a sleeping baby’s adventures. Ages 2 to 5.

Chloe by Peter McCarty (Apr. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061142918). When Dad brings home a surprise, Chloe is no longer the middle child. Ages 2 to 6. 40,000 first printing.

Oink-a-Doodle-Moo by Jef Czekaj (May 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062060112). A barnyard game of telephone goes awry. Ages 3 to 6. 30,000 first printing.

I’m Fast! by Kate McMullan, illus. by Jim McMullan (Jan. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061920851) introduces a hardworking freight train. Ages 4 to 8.

Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, illus. by Jon Klassen (Jan. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061953385). A girl and her magical yarn transform a community. Ages 4 to 8.

What Little Boys Are Made Of by Robert Neubecker (Mar. 7, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0062023551) offers a spin on the rhyme, “What Are Little Boys Made Of?” Ages 4 to 8

Harry Goes to Dog School by Scott Menchin (June 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061958014). Harry would rather be a dog than a boy—until he goes to dog school. Ages 4 to 8. 35,000 first printing.

Cold Cereal by Adam Rex (Jan. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062060020) launches a trilogy about boys with magical powers who must save the world from an evil cereal company. Ages 8 to 12.

Summer of the Gypsy Moths by Sara Pennypacker (Apr. 4, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0061964206). After a tragedy, two foster children must find a way to work together in order to survive. Ages 8 to 12. 50,000 first printing.

Jake and Lily by Jerry Spinelli (Apr. 18, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0060281359) recounts the year that twins grow up, grow apart, and figure out who they are. Ages 8 to 12. 60,000 first printing.

Thumped by Megan McCafferty (Apr. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061962769) is a sequel to Bumped. Ages 13-up. 40,000 first printing.

Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris (Apr. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062103734). After being struck and killed by a truck, a teen opens her eyes to see a schoolmate leaning over her. Ages 13-up. 100,000 first printing.

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund (May 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062006141). In a world in which technology has been outlawed, a teenager gets a second chance at love with a childhood sweetheart from outside her caste. Ages 13-up. 40,000 first printing.

Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer (June 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061953408). Three best friends use brains and savvy to make their high school dreams come true. Ages 13-up. 75,000 first printing.

Everneath by Brodi Ashton (Jan. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062071132) is a paranormal romance with an underworld twist. Ages 14-up.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth (Jan. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062020567). A gay Montana teen is sent to a religious conversion camp to “fix” her sexuality. Ages 14-up.

Arcadia Awakens by Kai Meyer (Jan. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062006066). In this launch to a paranormal trilogy, a Brooklyn teen falls in love with a member of a rival family in Sicily. Ages 14-up.

Partials by Dan Wells (Feb. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062071040). In a postapocalyptic world ravaged by war, a girl holds the key to humanity’s survival. Ages 14-up.

Slide by Jill Hathaway (Mar. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062077905). A teen who can “slide” into other people’s minds lands in the mind of a killer. Ages 14-up.

Glimmer by Phoebe Kitanidis (Mar. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061799280). Two teens try to uncover the secrets of a bucolic town with a dark secret. Ages 14-up.

Wanted by Heidi Ayarbe (Apr. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061993886). After placing a bad bet, a teenage bookie turns to a life of crime with her boyfriend. Ages 14-up. 25,000 first printing.

Never Fall Down: A Novel by Patricia McCormick (Apr. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061730931). A young soldier uses his courage and wits to survive the murderous regime of the Khmer Rouge. Ages 14-up. 75,000 first printing.

A Want So Wicked by Suzanne Young (June 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062008268) is a follow-up to A Need So Beautiful. Ages 14-up. 50,000 first printing.


If You Give... presents Happy Birthday, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff, illus. by Felicia Bond (Apr. 4, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0694014255), ages 1 to 4, 60,000 first printing. A new J.J. Tully Mystery is The Legend of Diamond Lil (Feb. 8, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0061779961) by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Kevin Cornell, ages 7 to 11. Joining The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place is The Unseen Guest by Maryrose Wood (Mar. 7, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0061791185, ages 8 to 12. And Deviants continues with Havoc by Jeff Sampson (Jan. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061992780), ages 13-up.



Let’s-Read-and-Find Out gains What Happens to Our Trash? by D.J. Ward, illus. by Paul Meisel (Jan. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061687563; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0061687556), ages 5 to 9.


Moonlight by Helen V. Griffith, illus. by Laura Dronzek (Jan. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062032850). A sleepy rabbit waits for the moon. Ages 2 to 5.

Dini Dinosaur by Karen Beaumont, illus. by Daniel Roode (Feb. 15, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0062072993). A young dino forgets to take his clothes off at bath time. Ages 2 to 5.

Z Is for Moose by Kelly Bingham, illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky (Feb. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0060799847). An impatient moose can’t wait his turn in this abecedary. Ages 3 to 7.

Homer by Elisha Cooper (May 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062012487) centers on a dog happily perched on a family’s busy porch. Ages 3 to 8. 20,000 first printing.

Penny and Her Song by Kevin Henkes (Feb. 8, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0062081957). Penny the mouse has a song she wants to share. Ages 4 to 8.

I’ve Lost My Hippopotamus by Jack Prelutsky, illus. by Jackie Urbanovic (Feb. 22, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0062014573) compiles more than 100 poems, rhymes, and haiku. Ages 5 to 10.

Earwig and the Witch by Diana Wynne Jones, illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky (Jan. 11, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0062075116). When a fearless orphan finds herself in a house of dark magic, she tries to adapt. Ages 8 to 12.

A Touch Morbid by Leah Clifford (Feb. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062005021) is the sequel to A Touch Mortal. Ages 14-up.

Invisible Sun by David Macinnis Gill (Mar. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062073327) is a sequel to Black Hole Sun. Ages 14-up.

Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin (Apr. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062107794). In a city full of death and danger, a teenage girl could be the salvation—or the destruction—of the human race. Ages 14-up. 75,000 first printing.


Amelia Bedelia stars in Amelia Bedelia’s First Vote (Mar. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062094056); and Amelia Bedelia’s First Apple Pie (May 30, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062032768), 30,000 first printing, by Herman Parish, illus. by Lynne Avril, ages 4-8. I Can Read adds Go West, Amelia Bedelia! by Herman Parish, illus. by Lynn Sweat (Feb. 8, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0060843632), ages 5 to 9. The Six Crowns continues with Fire over Swallowhaven by Allan Jones, illus. by Gary Chalk (Mar. 21, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0062006295), ages 7 to 10. Joining The Unseen World of Poppy Malone is A Gust of Ghosts by Suzanne Harper (May 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061996108), ages 8 to 12, 20,000 first printing. The Secrets of Wintercraft offers Blackwatch by Jenna Burtenshaw (June 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062026446), ages 8-up; 40,000 first printing. The Last Apprentice greets Grimalkin, the Witch Assassin by Joseph Delaney, illus. by Patrick Arrasmith (Mar. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062082077), ages 13-up. And The Ivy releases Rivals by Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur (Feb. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061960499), ages 14-up.


Tollins 2: Dynamite Tales by Conn Iggulden and Lizzy Duncan (Mar. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061731013). Life for the Tollins is turned upside-down when humans build a fireworks factory. Ages 1-up.

Peepsqueak! by Leslie Ann Clark (Jan. 4, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0062078018). Peepsqueak bursts out of his shell—and is on the move. Ages 2 to 5.

The Easter Bunny’s Assistant by Jan Thomas (Jan. 4, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0061692864). While decorating eggs, Easter Bunny and Skunk must reach a compromise. Ages 2 to 5.

Toot and Pop! by Sebastien Braun (May 9, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0062077509). A hardworking tugboat rescues a pompous new ship. Ages 2 to 5. 45,000 first printing.

Petunia Goes Wild by Paul Schmid (Jan. 4, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0061963346). Petunia wants to be a pet in this follow-up to A Pet for Petunia. Ages 3 to 7.

Oliver by Judith Rossell (Apr. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062022103). Oliver makes his own submarine and takes off on an adventure. Ages 3 to 7. 30,000 first printing.

Cindy Moo by Lori Mortensen, illus. by Jeff Mack (Apr. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062043931). A cow tries to jump over the moon. Ages 3 to 7. 25,000 first printing.

Fly Blanky Fly by Anne Margaret Lewis, illus. by Elisa Chavarri (May 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061999963). A child’s blanket becomes a rocket, butterfly, train, and more. Ages 3 to 7. 25,000 first printing.

Foxy by Emma Dodd (June 6, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0062014191). A magical fox comes to the aid of a girl worried about starting school. Ages 3 to 7. 35,000 first printing.

Tyler Makes Pancakes! by Tyler Florence, illus. by Craig Frazier (Apr. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062047526). On a trip to the store, this chef and his dog discover where pancake ingredients come from. Ages 4 to 7. 60,000 first printing.

Lucky and Squash by Jeanne Birdsall, illus. by Jane Dyer (Apr. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0060831509). Two dogs make big plans in this true tale of puppy love. Ages 4 to 7. 20,000 first printing.

Freedom Song: The Story of Henry “Box” Brown by Sally M. Walker, illus. by Sean Qualls (Jan. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0060583101) tells of this slave’s ingenious escape to freedom. Ages 4 to 8.

A Big Boy Now by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Megan Lloyd (Jan. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0060086732). A bunny gets dressed by himself and makes his own bed—but can he ride his bike without training wheels? Ages 4 to 8.

Pirate Princess by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, illus. by Jill McElmurry (Apr. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061142420). A spoiled princess finds her sea legs aboard a pirate ship. Ages 4 to 8. 25,000 first printing.

An Awesome Book! by Dallas Clayton (Mar. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062114686) is a picture book based on the concept of dreaming big. Ages 5 to 8.

I Gotta Draw by Bruce Degen (May 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0060284176). Charlie loves to draw, but his new teacher isn’t impressed. Ages 5 to 9. 35,000 first printing.

Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It: False Apology Poems by Gail Carson Levine, illus. by Matthew Cordell (Feb. 22, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0061787256) compiles poems by this Newbery Honor author. Ages 6 to 9.

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate, illus. by Patricia Castelao (Jan. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061992254). A baby elephant changes the perspective and life of a gorilla living in a cage at a mall. Ages 8 to 12.

The Book of Wonders by Jasmine Richards (Jan. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062010070). Two friends sail with Sinbad to find an amulet that will help unseat an evil sultan. Ages 8 to 12.

The Amazing Adventures of John Smith Jr. aka Houdini by Peter Johnson (Jan. 4, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0061988905). When a boy nicknamed Houdini (after his hero) writes a novel about his life, he has no idea how much it will change him. Ages 8 to 12.

Princess of the Wild Swans by Diane Zahler, illus. by Yvonne Gilbert (Jan. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062004925). A princess must save her brothers, who have been transformed into swans by a spell. Ages 8 to 12.

Warriors of the Black Shroud by Peter Howe (Jan. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061729874). Pulled into a fantastical realm, a shy boy is challenged to save the kingdom from evil. Ages 8 to 12.

Kaspar the Titanic Cat by Michael Morpurgo, illus. by Michael Foreman (Feb. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062006189). A hotel bellhop forges an unlikely friendship with a countess’s cat. Ages 8 to 12.

Pinch Hit by Tim Green (Feb. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062012463). After realizing they are twins separated at birth, two boys switch places. Ages 8 to 12.

Storybound by Marissa Burt (Mar. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062020529). When Una finds a mysterious book in the basement of the library, she’s transported to the magical land of Story. Ages 8 to 12.

Riley Mack and the Other Known Troublemakers by Chris Grabenstein (Mar. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062026200) centers on a young hometown hero with a talent for outwitting evildoers. Ages 8 to 12.

Herbert’s Wormhole: The Rise and Fall of El Solo Libre by Peter Nelson, illus, by Rohitash Rao (Mar. 28, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0062012180) is a sequel to Herbert’s Wormhole. Ages 8 to 12.

Cinderella Smith: The More the Merrier by Stephanie Barden, illus. by Diane Goode (Apr. 4, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0062004406) is a sequel to Cinderella Smith. Ages 8 to 12. 25,000 first printing.

Planet Tad by Tim Carvell (Apr. 18, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0061934360). Tad’s knack for getting into trouble enlivens his daily blog. Ages 8 to 12. 75,000 first printing.

The Invisible Tower by Nils Johnson-Shelton (Jan. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062070869) concludes the Otherworld Chronicles trilogy. Ages 10-up.

The Cabinet of Earths by Anne Nesbet (Jan. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061963131). Two siblings in Paris get caught up in dark magic. Ages 10-up.

Winterling by Sarah Prineas (Jan. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061921032). A girl who hears the call of the wild wood unlocks secrets about her parents. Ages 10-up.

The Grave Robber’s Apprentice by Allan Stratton (Feb. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061976087). A young countess and a grave robber–in–training attempt to escape a deadly enemy. Ages 10-up.

Applewhites at Wit’s End by Stephanie S. Tolan (Apr. 18, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0060579388) is a sequel to Surviving the Applewhites. Ages 10-up. 50,000 first printing.

Faery Tales & Nightmares by Melissa Marr (Feb. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061852718). These stories of enchantments are set partly in the world of Marr’s Wicked Lovely series. Ages 13-up.

A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix (Apr. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0060096946). A prince discovers that his greatest threat is other princes. Ages 13-up. 75,000 first printing.

Arise by Tara Hudson (May 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062026798) is a sequel to Hereafter. Ages 13-up. 50,000 first printing.

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (Jan. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062072030). In a future dystopia, two teens from radically different societies overcome their prejudices and fall in love. Ages 14-up.

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver (Feb. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061ISBN 978067) is a follow-up to Delirium. Ages 14-up.

The Fame Game by Lauren Conrad (Mar. 14, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0062073280) features Madison Parker from Conrad’s L.A. Candy series. Ages 14-up. 400,000 first printing.

The Nightworld by Jack Blaine (Apr. 4, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0062133809) is a dystopian novel based on an upcoming video game. Ages 14-up. 100,000 first printing.


My First I Can Read adds Tick Tock Clock by Margery Cuyler, illus. by Robert Neubecker (Jan. 3; hardcover; $16.99; ISBN 978-0061363092; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0061363115); Little Critter Collection: Little Critter: Going to the Firehouse, Little Critter: Going to the Sea Park, and Little Critter: Snowball Soup by Mercer Mayer (Jan. 11; paper; $11.99; ISBN 978-0062075673); and Mayer’s Little Critter: What a Good Kitty (Apr. 11; hardcover; $16.99; ISBN 978-0060835668; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0060835651), 50,000 first printing; Biscuit Plays Ball by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Pat Schories) (Feb. 29; hardcover; $16.99; ISBN 978-0061935039; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0061935022); Everything Goes: Henry in a Jam by Brian Biggs, illus. by Biggs and Simon Abbott (Feb. 1; hardcover; $16.99; ISBN 978-0061958199; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0061958182), 25,000 first printing; Mia and the Big Sister Ballet by Robin Farley, illus. by Olga Ivanov and Aleksey Ivanov (May 9; hardcover; $16.99; ISBN 978-0061733086; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0061733079), 75,000 first printing in paperback; Mia and the Daisy Dance by Farley, illus. by Olga Ivanov and Aleksey Ivanov (Mar. 14; hardcover; $16.99; ISBN 978-0061733062; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0061733055); Mittens at School by Lola M. Schaefer, illus. by Susan Kathleen Hartung (June 6; hardcover; $16.99; ISBN 978-0061702242; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0061702235), 40,000 first printing in paperback; and Superman Classic: Superman Phonics Fun by Lucy Rosen (June 6; paper; $12.99; ISBN 978-0061885419), 60,000 first printing, ages 3 to 5.

I Can Read Book 1 issues Fancy Nancy and the Too-Loose Tooth by Jane O’Connor, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser (Jan. 3; hardcover; $16.99; ISBN 978-0062083012; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0062083029); Happy Go Ducky by Jackie Urbanovic, illus. by Urbanovic and Joe Mathieu (Jan. 4; hardcover; $16.99; ISBN 978-0061864407; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0061864391); Splat the Cat Takes the Cake by Rob Scotton (Feb. 8; hardcover; $16.99; ISBN 978-0061ISBN 978609; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0061ISBN 978593); Splat the Cat: Big Reading Collection by Scotton (May 30; paper; $16.99; ISBN 978-0062090294), 60,000 first printing; Scotton’s Splat the Cat: The Name of the Game by (May 30; hardcover; $16.99; ISBN 978-0062090157; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0062090140), 125,000 first printing; Dixie and the Class Treat by Grace Gilman, illus. by Jacqueline Rogers (Feb. 22; hardcover; $16.99; ISBN 978-0062086068; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0062086051); Dixie and the School Trip by Gilman, illus. by Sarah McConnell (May 16; hardcover; $16.99; ISBN 978-0062086099; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0062086082), 25,000 first printing; Mac and Cheese and the Perfect Plan by Sarah Weeks, illus. by Jane Manning (Feb. 29; hardcover; $16.99; ISBN 978-0061170829; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0061170843); The Berenstain Bears at the Aquarium by Jan. Berenstain and Mike Berenstain (Mar. 21; hardcover; $16.99; ISBN 978-0062075253; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0062075246); The Berenstain Bears and Mama for Mayor! by Jan. and Mike Berenstain (Apr. 4; hardcover; $16.99; ISBN 978-0062075284; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0062075277), 15,000 first printing in hardcover, 75,000 in paperback; Pinkalicious: Pink-a-rama by Victoria Kann (Apr. 4; box set; $16.99; ISBN 978-0061989667), 150,000 first printing; Pinkalicious: Soccer Star by Kann (May 9; hardcover; $16.99; ISBN 978-0061989650; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0061989643), 175,000 first printing in paperback; and Pinkalicious: The Princess of Pink Slumber Party by Kann (Feb. 1; hardcover; $16.99; ISBN 978-0061989636; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0061989629); and Fancy Nancy: Fancy Day in Room 1-A by Jane O’Connor, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser (Apr. 11; hardcover; $16.99; ISBN 978-0062083050; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0062083043), 15,000 first printing in hardcover, 400,000 in paper; ages 4 to 8.

New I Can Read 2 titles are Marley: Not a Peep! by John Grogan, illus. by Richard Cowdrey and Rick Whipple (Jan. 4; hardcover; $16.99; ISBN 978-0062074782; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0062074775); Marley: The Dog Who Ate My Homework by Grogan, illus. by Cowdrey and Whipple (May 2; hardcover; $16.99; ISBN 978-0062074812; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0062074805), 75,000 first printing in paperback; Pony Scouts: Runaway Ponies! by Catherine Hapka, illus. by Anne Kennedy (Feb. 8; hardcover; $16.99; ISBN 978-0062086693; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0062086679); Pony Scouts: The Trail Ride by Hapka, illus. by Kennedy (May 16; hardcover; $16.99; ISBN 978-0062086716; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0062086709), 20,000 first printing in paperback; Flat Stanley at Bat by Jeff Brown, illus. by Macky Pamintuan (Feb. 29; hardcover; $16.99; ISBN 978-0061430107; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0061430121); Batman Classic: Reptile Rampage by Katharine Turner, illus. by Eric A. Gordon and Steven E. Gordon (Mar. 28; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0061885211); Batman Classic: Going Ape by Laurie S. Sutton, illus. by Eric A. Gordon and Steven E. Gordon (Apr. 4; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0061885228), 50,000 first printing; Gilbert and the Lost Tooth by Diane deGroat (Apr. 25; hardcover; $16.99; ISBN 978-0061252143; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0061252167), 25,000 first printing in paperback; Ice Age: Continental Drift: Best Friends (May 9; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0062104830); and Bright’s Ice Age: Continental Drift: Manny’s Big Adventure (May 9; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0062104816), 175,000 first printing each; The Dark Knight Rises: Batman versus Bane (May 16; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0062132246); and The Dark Knight Rises: Tools of the Trade (May 16; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0062132239), 200,000 first printings each; Alvin and the Chipmunks: Alvin Gets an A by Kirsten Mayer (June 6; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0062086037), 35,000 first printing; and Monster School: First Day Frights by Dave Keane (June 6; hardcover; $16.99; ISBN 978-0060854768paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0060854751), 25,000 first printing in paperback; ages 4 to 8.

Splat the Cat stars in Secret Agent Splat! by Rob Scotton (Feb. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061978715), ages 3 to 7. Pete the Cat reappears in Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin, illus. by James Dean (Apr. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062110589), ages 3 to 7, 150,000 first printing. And Marley returns in Marley Goes to School by John Grogan, illus. by Richard Cowdrey (June 6, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062113665), ages 3 to 8, 35,000 first printing.

Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser, adds Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet (Jan. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061703812), ages 4 to 7; and Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth (Mar. 14, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062082930), ages 7 to 10, 150,000 first printing. The Berenstain Bears star in The Berenstain Bears Storybook Treasury by Stan and Jan Berenstain and Mike Berenstain, illus. by Stan and Jan Berenstain (Feb. 8, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-0062120144), ages 4 to 8, 50,000 first printing. The Genius Files continues with Never Say Genius by Dan Gutman (Jan. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061827679), ages 8 to 12. My Weirder School adds Mr. Burke Is Berserk! by Dan Gutman, illus. by Jim Paillot (Jan. 18, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0061969225); and Ms. Beard Is Weird! by Gutman (June 6, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062042095), ages 7 to 10, 75,000 first printing. And The Zombie Chasers concludes with Sludgment Day by John Kloepfer, illus. by Steve Wolfhard (Jan. 3, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0061853104), ages 8 to 12.

Little House adds Farmer Boy Goes West by Heather Williams (Jan. 25, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0061242519), ages 8 to 12. The Super Sluggers offers Rainmaker by Kevin Markey (Feb. 29, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0061152283), ages 8 to 12. Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce is back in Big Nate Goes for Broke (Feb. 29, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0061996610); Big Nate: What Could Possibly Go Wrong? (Apr. 11, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062086945), 200,000 first printing; and Big Nate Fun Blaster: Cheezy Doodles, Crazy Comix, and Loads of Laughs (May 16, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-0062090454), ages 8 to 12, 400,000 first printing. Scary School adds Monsters on the March by Derek the Ghost, illus. by Scott M. Fischer (June 6, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0061960956), ages 8 to 12, 10,000 first printing. The Last Musketeer welcomes Traitor’s Chase by Stuart Gibbs (June 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062048417), ages 8 to 12, 35,000 first printing. And Warriorsreleases Warriors: Enter the Clans by Erin Hunter (June 6, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0062102393), ages 8 to 12, 125,000 first printing.

Baseball Card Adventures issues Ted & Me by Dan Gutman (Feb. 29, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0061234873), ages 10 to 14. Seekers: Return to the Wild by Erin Hunter debuts with Island of Shadows (Jan. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061996344); and The Melting Sea (May 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061996375), ages 10-up, 100,000 first printing each. The Secret Journeys of Jack London continues with The Sea Wolves by Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon, illus. by Greg Ruth (Feb. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061863202), ages 10-up. Warriors: Omen of the Stars adds The Last Hope by Erin Hunter (Mar. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061555275), ages 10-up. Warriors: SkyClan and the Stranger issues After the Flood by Hunter, illus. by James L. Barry and John Hunt (Mar. 14, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0062008381), ages 10-up. The Secret Circle presents The Divide by L.J. Smith (Feb. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062130396), ages 13-up, 100,000 first printing. Darkness Rising releases The Calling by Kelley Armstrong (Mar. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061797057), ages 13-up. And Body Finder gains The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting (Mar. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062082190), ages 14-up.



Biscuit is back in Biscuit’s 123 by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Pat Schories and Rose Mary Berlin (Feb. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0061625237), ages 2 to 6. Pinkalicious continues with Pinkalicious and the Pink Hat Parade by Victoria Kann (Jan. 4, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0061989605), ages 3 to 7; and Pinkalicious: Purpledoodles (May 22, activity book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0062085863) by Kann, ages 3 to 12, 100,000 first printing. Superman Classic presents Darkseid’s Revenge by Devan Aptekar, illus. by Eric A. Gordon and Steven E. Gordon (Jan. 18, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0061885334), ages 3 to 7. And The Berenstain Bears reappear in We Love Our Mom! by Jan Berenstain and Mike Berenstain (Feb. 22, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062075475), ages 3 to 7.

Batman Classic offers Fright Club by John Sazaklis, illus. by Rick Farley and Andy Smith (May 9, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0061885341), ages 3 to 7, 50,000 first printing. The Dark Knight Rises issues Batman versus Catwoman by Lucy Rosen, illus. by Andy Smith (May 16, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062132215); and I Am Bane by Rosen, illus. by Scott Cohn (May 16, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062132222), ages 3 to 7, 200,000 first printing each; The Secret Files Scrapbook (May 16, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0062132284), ages 3 to 7, 125,000 first printing; Design and Draw: Activity Book by John Sazaklis (May 16, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0062132260), ages 4 to 8, 100,000 first printing; Reusable Sticker Book by Samantha Lewis (May 16, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0062132253), ages 4 to 8, 150,000 first printing; and The Junior Novel by Stacia Deutsch (May 16, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0062132277), ages 8 to 12, 250,00 first printing. And Little Critter stars in Little Critter: Just a Little Too Little by Mercer Mayer (Jan. 18, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0061478024), ages 4 to 7.

Fancy Nancy stars in Fancy Nancy: Girl on the Go: A Doodle and Draw Book by Jane O’Connor, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser and Olga Ivanov (Jan. 4, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0061882821); Fancy Nancy: Tea for Two (Feb. 1, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0061235979); and Fancy Nancy: JoJo’s First Day Jitters (June 6, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0061882722) by O’Connor, illus. by Glasser, 200,000 first printing, ages 4 to 8. Splat the Cat returns in Splat the Cat: The Perfect Present for Mom & Dad by Rob Scotton (Feb. 22, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0062100092), ages 5 to 8. And Ice Age presents Ice Age: Continental Drift: Did Scrat Do That? (May 9, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062104779); and Ice Age: Continental Drift: The Pack Is Back! (May 9, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062104793) by Kirsten Mayer, ages 4 to 8, 150,000 first printing each; and Ice Age #4: The Junior Novel by Susan Korman (May 9, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0062104854), ages 8 to 12, 100,000 first printing.


Hallowed by Cynthia Hand (Jan. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061996184) continues the Unearthly trilogy. Ages 13-up

Lovetorn by Kavita Daswani (Jan. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061673115). When Shalini’s father gets a new job in L.A., she is torn away from her life in India. Ages 13-up.

Forbidden by Syrie James and Ryan M. James (Jan. 4, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0062027894). The existence of Claire, the first half-angel in centuries, goes against all the rules of Alec’s world. Ages 13-up.

The Survivors by Will Weaver (Jan. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0060094768). After a volcano, Sarah and her family try to survive in the woods. Ages 13-up.

Bewitching by Alex Flinn (Jan. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062024145) is a follow-up to Beastly. Ages 13-up.

The Selection by Kiera Cass (Apr. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062059932). A group of girls has the chance to live in a castle and compete to win the heart of a prince. Ages 13-up. 100,000 first printing.

Social Suicide by Gemma Halliday (Apr. 4, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0062003324) is a sequel to Deadly Cool. Ages 13-up. 40,000 first printing.

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins (Apr. 11, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0062085610). Children of fallen angels are destined to promote such deadly sins as envy, greed, lust, and pride. Ages 13-up. 50,000 first printing.

Destined by Aprilynne Pike (Apr. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061668128) concludes the Wings series. Ages 13-up. 10,000 first printing.

Fall from Grace by Charles Benoit (Apr. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061947070). After Sawyer meets Grace, he decides to assist her in an art theft. Ages 13-up. 50,000 first printing.

Dreamless by Josephine Angelini (May 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062012012) is a sequel to Starcrossed. Ages 13-up. 75,000 first printing.

A Midsummer Tights Dream by Louise Rennison (June 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061799365) is a sequel to Withering Tights. 50,000 first printing. Ages 13-up.

Don’t Breathe a Word by Holly Cupala (Jan. 3, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0061766695). A girl accepts the help of a homeless boy in order to survive. Ages 14-up.

Black Boy White School by Brian F. Walker (Jan. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061914836). A black teen must figure out where he belongs at a new prep school. Ages 14-up.

Pink Smog: Becoming Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block (Jan. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061565984) is a prequel to the Weetzie Bat books. Ages 14-up.

The Temptation: A Kindred Novel by Alisa Valdes (Apr. 4, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0062024206). What happens if one’s soul mate is a revenant? Ages 14-up. 35,000 first printing.

Until I Die by Amy Plum (Apr. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062004048) is a sequel to Die for Me. Ages 14-up. 75,000 first printing

Darkness Before Dawn by J.A. London (May 9, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0062020659). In this trilogy launch, a girl discovers that not all vampires are monsters. Ages 14-up. 40,000 first printing.


Evernight continues with Balthazar by Claudia Gray (Feb. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061961182), ages 13-up. The Amanda Project gains Unraveled by Amanda Valentino and Cathleen Davitt Bell (June 6, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0061742194), ages 13-up, 25,000 first printing. Pretty Little Liars adds Pretty Little Secrets by Sara Shepard (Jan. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062125910), ages 14-up; and Shepard’s Stunning (May 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062081896), ages 14-up, 300,000 first printing. The Vampire Diaries: Stefan’s Diaries issues The Asylum (Jan 17, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062113955); and The Compelled (Feb. 22, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062113986) by L.J. Smith, Kevin Williamson, and Julie Plec, ages 14-up. Two Truths and a Lie by Sara Shepard (Jan. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061869747) joins The Lying Game, ages 14-up. And The Vampire Diaries: The Hunters releases Moonsong by L.J. Smith (Feb. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062017703), ages 14-up.


Praise Song for the Day by Elizabeth Alexander, illus. by David Diaz (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061926631) is a poem celebrating America. Ages 6 to 10.

Kindred Souls by Patricia MacLachlan (Jan. 18, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0060522971). Jake hopes that if he builds his grandfather a sod house like the one he misses, he’ll come home from the hospital. Ages 7 to 10.

Bliss by Kathryn Littlewood (Jan. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062084231) centers on a family and their magical bakery. Ages 8 to 12.

The Whispering House by Rebecca Wade (May 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0060774974). Secrets come creeping out of the corners of Hannah’s family’s old house. Ages 8 to 12. 35,000 first printing.

Incarnate by Jodi Meadows (Jan. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062060754). A girl suspected of being a “nosoul,” a bad omen, is secluded from society. Ages 13-up.

Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig (Feb. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062066060) launches a Robin Hood–style series about a teen who steals from her privileged friends. Ages 13-up.

Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Apr. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062024046) is a sequel to Divergent. Ages 13-up. 250,000 first printing.

The Lost Code by Kevin Emerson (May 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062062796) launches the Atlanteans series, set in a postapocalyptic future. Ages 13-up. 40,000 first printing.

Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton (Jan. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062002365) introduces a girl who must balance real life with the responsibility of being Heaven’s warrior. Ages 14-up.

Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock (Apr. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062048653). A teen is haunted by her murdered best friend as extremists hunt down her suspected killer. Ages 14-up. 40,000 first printing.


Kindergators welcomes Miracle Melts Down by Rosemary Wells (June 6, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0061921155), ages 3 to 6. 50,000 first printing. Dark Eden continues with Eve of Destruction by Patrick Carman (Apr. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062101822), ages 13-up. 100,000 first printing. Vampire Kisses adds Immortal Hearts by Ellen Schreiber (Apr. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062070081), ages 13-up, 75,000 first printing. And Fear is a new Gone novel by Michael Grant (Mar. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061449154), ages 14-up.


The Fourth Stall: Part II by Chris Rylander (Jan. 18, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0061996306) is a follow-up to The Fourth Stall. Ages 8 to 12.

Neversink by Barry Wolverton, illus. by Sam Nielson (Mar. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062027917). An insurgence of owls will destroy life in Neversink unless Lockley acts. Ages 8 to 12.

The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy (Apr. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062117434). Four princes cast out of their castles stumble upon an evil plot that threatens all of their kingdoms. Ages 8 to 12. 75,000 first printing.


The Archer Legacy welcomes The Mask of Destiny by Richard Newsome (Apr. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061944949), ages 8 to 12. 40,000 first printing.



Tracks continues with Ghost Crown by J Gabriel Gates and Charlene Keel (June 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0757315947), ages 11 to 18. 25,000 first printing.


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Cactus Annie by Melanie Williamson (June 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0340981429). When cows are stolen by rats, Annie proves that she’s a brave cowgirl after all. Ages 3 to 5.

This Is My Book by Mick Inkpen (June 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0340989630) introduces a Snapdragon who snaps away at letters in books. Ages 3 to 5.

The Story of Things: From the Stone Age to the Modern Age in 10 Pop-Up Spreads by Neal Layton and Corina Fletcher (June 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0340945322) traces the development of human artifacts and ideas. Ages 5 to 7.

The Glittering Eye by L.J. Adlington (June 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0340956816). This tale blending the modern world with ancient Egypt centers on an archeologist’s daughter and a young slave. Ages 12-up.


Mr Croc Board Books offers Happy Snappy!: A Mr Croc Book About Feelings by Jo Lodge (Apr. 1; board book; $6.99; ISBN 978-0340988794), up to age 3. Emily Brown returns in Emily Brown and The Thing by Cressida Cowell and Neal Layton (Apr. 1; paper; $8.99; ISBN 978-1846166945), ages 3 to 5. Mr Croc is back in What’s That Noise, Mr Croc? by Jo Lodge (June 1; hardcover; $11.99; ISBN 978-0340960011), ages 3 to 5. Katie stars in Katie in Scotland by James Mayhew (Apr. 1; hardcover; $16.99; ISBN 978-1408308776), ages 5 to 7. A Pair of Jacks features Jack and the Broomstick and From a Jack to a King by Michael Lawrence, illus. by Tony Ross (May 1; paper; $7.99; ISBN 978-1408307755), ages 5 to 8. Scarlet Silver issues Swashbuckle School (Apr. 1; paper; $6.99; ISBN 978-0340959671); and The Impossible Island (Apr. 1; paper; $6.99; ISBN 978-0340959688) by Lucy Courtenay, illus. by Sarah McConnell, ages 8 to 10. Jiggy McCue gains The Snottle by Michael Lawrence (June 1; paper; $8.99; ISBN 978-1408304082), ages 8 to 12. Nathaniel Wolf continues with The Haunting of Nathaniel Wolfe by Brian Keaney (Apr. 1; paper; $8.99; ISBN 978-1846165207), ages 9 to 12. And Jiggy’s Genes releases Jiggyand the Witchfinder: A Warts and All Tale! by Michael Lawrence (June 1; paper; $7.99; ISBN 978-1408308059), ages 9 to 12.


Frisky Brisky Hippity Hop by Susan Lurie and Alexina N. White, photos by Murray Head (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823424108) pairs poems with photos of squirrels at play. Ages 3 to 6.

Kite Day: A Bear and Mole Book by Will Hillenbrand (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823416035). These two friends lose their kite but find a springtime surprise. Ages 3 to 6.

The House of 12 Bunnies by Caroline Stills and Sarcia Stills-Blott, illus. by Judith Rossell (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823424221). Bunnies search for their favorite book in this math-themed bedtime tale. Ages 3 to 6.

Zoo Ah-Choooo by Peter Mandel, illus. by Elwood Smith (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823423170). Chaos ensues when all the zoo animals suddenly begin to sneeze. Ages 3 to 6.

Cock-A-Doodle-Doo, Creak, Pop-Pop, Moo by Jim Aylesworth (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823423569). Onomatopoeia helps describe the life of a farm family. Ages 3 to 6.

Scooter in the Outside by Anne Bowen, illus. by Abby Carter (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823423262). A dog’s curiosity gets him into trouble. Ages 4 to 7.

A Picture Book of Sam Houston by David A Adler, illus. by Matt Collins (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0823423699) is a biography of this Texas leader. Ages 4 to 8.

Aunt Ant Leaves Through the Leaves: A Story with Homophones and Homonyms by Nancy Coffelt (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823423538) retells “The Little Red Hen.” Ages 4 to 8.

The Leprechaun Under the Bed by Teresa Bateman, illus. by Paul Meisel (Mar. 17, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823422210). A leprechaun enjoys his solitary life until a human builds his home above him. Ages 4 to 8.

Ballerina Swan by Allegra Kent, illus. by Emily Arnold McCully (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823423736) is a tale about the importance of commitment and perseverance. Ages 4 to 8.

Will Princess Isabel Ever Say Please? by Steve Metzger, illus by Amanda Haley (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823423231) compiles three fractured fairy tales starring a spunky but flawed princess. Ages 4 to 8.

Willie and Uncle Bill by Amy Schwartz (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823422036) relays a boy’s adventures when his favorite uncle sits for him. Ages 4 to 8.

Fox Tails: Four Fables from Aesop by Amy Lowry (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823424009) weaves four fables into a single story. Ages 4 to 8.

Elijah Door: A Passover Tale by Linda Leopold Strauss, illus. by Alexi Natchev (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823419111). A rabbi helps end a feud between two families. Ages 4 to 8.

Susan B. Anthony by Alexandra Wallner (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823419531) follows the life of this pioneering suffragist. Ages 6 to 10.

Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World by Laurie Lawlor, illus. by Laura Beingessner (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823423705) is a biography about this environmentalist and author of Silent Spring. Ages 6 to 10.

The Secret Chicken Society by Judy Cox (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-0823423729). Chickens run amok in this story about an environmentally conscious family. Ages 7 to 10.

Ghosts of the Titanic by Julie Lawson (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823424238). Parallel stories converge in this suspense novel. Ages 8 to 12.

The Shadow Collector’s Apprentice by Amy Gordon (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823423590). Fantasy and mystery converge when shadows are stolen. Ages 8 to 12.

Out in Left Field by Don Lemma, illus. by Matt Collins (May 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823423132) is a sequel to When the Sergeant Came Marching Home. Ages 8 to 12.

Freaky Fast Frankie Joe by Lutricia Clifton (May 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823423675). In this debut novel, a boy comes to terms with his blended family. Ages 8 to 12.

Racing California by Janet Nichols Lynch (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823423637). A gifted teenage cyclist surprises everyone in his first professional race. Ages 12-up.

The Exceptionals by Erin Cashman (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823423354) follows a girl with supernatural abilities who discovers that she is the subject of a dark prophecy. Ages 12-up.

My Sister’s Stalker by Nancy Springer (May 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823423583). A loner discovers that his popular older sister is being stalked at college. Ages 12-up.

Fighting for Dontae by Mike Castan (May 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823423484). Working with a special ed student tranforms the life of a Mexican-American boy. Ages 12-up.


I Like to Read adds Fish Had a Wish by Michael Garland (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0823423941); I Will Try by Marilyn Janovitz (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0823423996); and Late Nate in a Race by Emily Arnold McCully (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0823424214), ages 4 to 8. And First Kids Mysteries adds The Case of the Ruby Slippers by Martha Freeman (May 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823424092), ages 7 to 10.


Ballywhinney Girl by Eve Bunting, illus. by Emily Arnold McCully (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547558431). A girl feels a strong connection to a mummy discovered in an Irish bog. Ages 4 to 8. 7,500 first printing.

Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team by Audrey Vernick, illus. by Steven Salerno (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547385570) is the story of 12 New Jersey brothers who formed their own semipro team in the 1930s. Ages 4 to 8. 30,000 first printing.

Because Your Mommy Loves You by Andrew Clements, illus. by R.W. Alley (Mar. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547255224) is a companion to Because Your Daddy Loves You. Ages 4 to 8. 40,000 first printing.

Tallulah’s Solo by Marilyn Singer, illus. by Alexandra Boiger (Apr. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547330044) is a follow-up to Tallulah’s Tutu. Ages 4 to 8. 50,000 first printing.

Martin de Porres: The Rose in the Desert by Gary D. Schmidt, illus. by David Diaz (May 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547612188) tells of St. Martin de Porres’s faith and triumph over racial and economic prejudice. Ages 6 to 9. 30,000 first printing.

Buried Alive!: How 33 Miners Survived 69 Days Deep Under the Chilean Desert by Elaine Scott (Mar. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0547707785) chronicles this mining disaster. Ages 9 to 12. 20,000 first printing.

Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American Friendship by Russell Freedman (May 16, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0547385624) recounts the friendship between these men in the Civil War era. Ages 9 to 12. 30,000 first printing.

Chronal Engine by Greg Leitich Smith, illus. by Blake Henry (Feb. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547608495). Siblings travel back to the Cretaceous era in this illustrated adventure. Ages 10 to 14. 20,000 first printing.

Mister Death’s Blue-Eyed Girls by Mary Downing Hahn (Mar. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547760629) is a fictional re-creation of the 1955 murder of two Maryland teens. Ages 12-up. 75,000 first printing.

Teen Boat! by Dave Roman, illus. by John Green (Apr. 11, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0547636696) is a graphic novel version of this story about a teen with the power to turn into a boat. Ages 12-up. 25,000 first printing.


Nikki and Deja star inWedding Drama by Karen English, illus. by Laura Freeman (Feb. 22, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0547615646), ages 6 to 9, 15,000 first printing.


The Fashion Coloring Book by Carol Chu and Lulu Chang (Feb. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0547553955) features more than 50 designs to complete. Ages 12-up. 20,000 first printing.

Croak by Gina Damico (Feb. 22, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0547608327). In this series launch, a teen discovers her family is in the grim reaping business. Ages 12-up. 25,000 first printing.

Radiate by Marley Gibson (Mar. 7, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0547617282). Battling cancer, a girl draws strength from her dream of cheerleading, her family, and her faith. Ages 12-up. 15,000 first printing.

Pilgrims Don’t Wear Pink by Stephanie Kate Strohm (Apr. 11, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0547564593). The living history museum where Libby is interning turns out to be haunted. Ages 12-up. 15,000 first printing.


Dead Is adds Dead Is a Battlefield by Marlene Perez (Feb. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0547607344), ages 7-up, 75,000 first printing.


Dinosoaring by Deb Lund, illus. by Howard Fine (May 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0152060169) is a companion to Dinosailors and All Aboard the Dinotrain. Ages 4 to 8. 35,000 first printing.

Edgar Allan Poe’s Pie: Math Puzzlers in Classic Poems by J. Patrick Lewis, illus. by Michael Slack (Feb. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547513386). Lewis borrows from famous poems to create math-themed verses and riddles. Ages 6 to 9. 20,000 first printing.

Poem Runs: Baseball Poems by Douglas Florian (Mar. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547688381) compiles baseball-themed poems. Ages 6 to 9. 30,000 first printing.

The Wild Book by Margarita Engle (Feb. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547581316). The author offers a portrait of her Cuban grandmother as a girl struggling with dyslexia. Ages 10 to 14. 20,000 first printing.

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis (Apr. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547645704) spins familiar fairy tales into a novel. Ages 12-up. 15,000 first printing.

Illuminate by Aimee Agresti (Feb. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0547626147). When Haven lands an internship, her co-workers seem to be at the root of mysterious happenings. Ages 12-up. 50,000 first printing.

The Springsweet by Saundra Mitchell (Mar. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547608426) is companion to The Vespertine. Ages 12-up. 35,000 first printing.

The Wicked and the Just by J. Anderson Coats (Mar. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547688374). An English girl’s family moves to medieval Wales. Ages 12-up. 20,000 first printing.

Flora’s Fury: How a Girl of Spirit and a Red Dog Confound Their Friends, Astound Their Enemies, and Learn the Importance of Packing Light by Ysabeau S. Wilce (Apr. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0152054090) concludes the trilogy featuring Flora Fyrdraaca. Ages 12-up. 15,000 first printing.

Ladies in Waiting by Laura L. Sullivan (Apr. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547581293). In King Charles II’s court, three ladies in waiting deal with love, intrigue, and treachery. Ages 14-up. 25,000 first printing.


43 Old Cemetery Road presents The Phantom of the Post Office by Kate Klise, illus. by M. Sarah Klise (Apr. 11, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0547519746), ages 9 to 12, 35,000 first printing. And The Young Royals welcomes The Wild Queen: The Days and Nights of Mary, Queen of Scots by Carolyn Meyer (May 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0152061883), ages 12-up, 25,000 first printing.



Curious Baby George issues Curious Baby Everyday Shapes Puzzle Book: A Puzzle Play Book by H.A. Rey (Mar. 21, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0547632322), up to age 3, 50,000 first printing. Gossie & Friends welcomes Gossie & Friends Board Book Gift Set by Olivier Dunrea (Jan. 11, multiple copy pack, $14.99, ISBN 978-0547747170), ages 1 to 3, 20,000 first printing; Gossie & Friends Sticker Fun by Olivier Dunrea (Feb. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0547643007), ages 4 to 8, 50,000 first printing. And Curious George by H.A. Rey gains Curious George Grows a Garden (CGTV Double Reader) (Feb. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0547643045), 100,000 first printing; Jorge el curioso vuela una cometa/Curious George Flies a Kite, by H.A. Rey and Margret Rey (Feb. 8, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0547691626), 20,000 first printing; Curious George Curious About Learning Boxed Set (Apr. 11, mixed media, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547582092), 35,000 first printing; and Curious George Magnetic Maze Book (Apr. 11, mixed media, $12.99, ISBN 978-0547643021), 50,000 first printing, ages 4 to 8; and Eres curioso todo el tiempo! Curious George Curious You: On Your Way! (Mar. 21, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0547793689), ages 5-up, 20,000 first printing.

Joining Green Light Readers Level 1 is Curious George Home Run Reader by H.A. Rey (Feb. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0547691176), ages 4 to 8, 20,000 first printing. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile returns in Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile Storybook Treasury by Bernard Waber (Feb. 1, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-0547516189), ages 4 to 8, 20,000 first printing. Fairy Tale Classics by Paul Galdone releases Little Red Riding Hood (Mar. 7, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0547668550), 50,000 first printing; and The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse (Mar. 7, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0547668543), 50,000 first printing, ages 4 to 8. Martha Speaks by Susan Meddaugh welcomes Martha Speaks About Learning Boxed Set (Apr. 11, mixed media, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547680798), 35,000 first printing; Martha Bakes a Cake Reader (Apr. 11, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0547681023), 7,500 first printing; Purrfect Friends (Apr. 11, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0547681252), 7,500 first printing, ages 4 to 8; and Space Dogs Chapter Book (Apr. 11, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0547681191), 7,500 first printing; and The Show Must Go On Chapter Book (Apr. 11, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0547691459), 7,500 first printing, ages 6 to 9. And Five Little Monkeys Stories offers Cinco monitos coleccion de oro/Five Little MonkeysStorybook Treasury by Eileen Christelow (May 2, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-0547745930), ages 4 to 8, 15,000 first printing.


More by I.C. Springman, illus. by Brian Lies (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547610832). In this tale about friendship and conservation, mice save a magpie from hoarding. Ages 4 to 8. 50,000 first printing.

A Meal of the Stars: Poems Up and Down by Dana Jensen, illus. by Tricia Tusa (Feb. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547390079), collects poems about our world. Ages 4 to 8. 10,000 first printing.

All for Me and None for All by Helen Lester, illus. by Lynn Munsinger (Mar. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547688343). Greedy Gruntly learns the rewards of sharing. Ages 4 to 8. 30,000 first printing.

The Beetle Book by Steve Jenkins (Mar. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547680842). This book about beetles explores form, color, and pattern. Ages 4 to 8. 40,000 first printing.

Magritte’s Marvelous Hat by D.B. Johnson (Mar. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547558646). This tale of the artist’s hat includes transparent pages that let readers alter the art. Ages 4 to 8. 20,000 first printing.

City Chickens by Christine Heppermann (Apr. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547518305) tells of Minneapolis’s Chicken Run Rescue for abandoned chickens up for adoption. Ages 6 to 9. 10,000 first printing.

The Year of the Book by Andrea Cheng, illus. by Abigail Halpin (May 2, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0547684635). A fourth-grade Asian-American girl navigates relationships with family and friends. Ages 6 to 9. 25,000 first printing.

Castle of Shadows by Ellen Renner (Feb. 22, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0547744469). In this fantasy, a queen has disappeared, a king has lost his mind, and a tomboy princess runs amok. Ages 9 to 12. 12,500 first printing.

Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World by Sy Montgomery and Temple Grandin (Mar. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0547443157) is a biography about Grandin’s life with autism and work as a scientist. Ages 9 to 12. 25,000 first printing.

Looking for Me by Betsy R. Rosenthal (Mar. 21, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0547610849). Set in Depression-era Baltimore, this novel in verse centers on a Jewish family of 12 children. Ages 9 to 12. 10,000 first printing.

My Mixed-Up Berry Blue Summer by Jennifer Gennari (Apr. 11, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0547577395). June deals with bullying, backlash to her mother’s gay marriage, and a baking competition. Ages 9 to 12. 15,000 first printing.

Island of Thieves by Josh Lacey (May 16, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0547763279) is a novel involving buried treasure, villains, and cars. Ages 9 to 12. 25,000 first printing.

Summer of the Wolves by Polly Carlson-Voiles (Apr. 11, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0547745916). Set in the wilderness of northern Minnesota, this novel reveals the bond between a foster girl and wolf pup. Ages 10 to 14. 20,000 first printing.

Ichiro by Ryan Inzana (Feb. 22, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0547252698). In this graphic novel, Ichiro moves from New York to Japan, where a shape-shifting tanuki brings him into the mythological world of Japanese gods. Ages 12-up. 15,000 first printing.

Wonder Show by Hannah Barnaby (Feb. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547599809) introduces a girl in a late-1930s traveling circus. Ages 12-up. 20,000 first printing.

A Girl Named Digit by Annabel Monaghan (May 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547668529). A code-breaking teen catches terrorists and wins a boy. Ages 12-up. 35,000 first printing.

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers (Mar. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547628349) launches the His Fair Assassin trilogy, about an order of assassin nuns in 15th-century Brittany. Ages 14-up. 100,000 first printing.

First Comes Love by Katie Kacvinsky (Apr. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547599793). Moody Gray and lively Dylan fall in love. Ages 14-up. 25,000 first printing.


The Knights’ Tales offers The Adventures of Sir Balin the Ill-Fated by Gerald Morris, illus. by Aaron Renier (Mar. 7, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0547680859), ages 6 to 9, 15,000 first printing. Just Grace returns in Just Grace and the Flower Girl Power by Charise Mericle Harper (Apr. 11, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0547577203), ages 6 to 9, 35,000 first printing. The Lemonade War continues with The Bell Bandit by Jacqueline Davies (Apr. 11, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0547567372), ages 9 to 12, 75,000 first printing. Scientists in the Field releases The Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity by Elizabeth Rusch (May 16, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0547478814), ages 9 to 12, 10,000 first printing. The Raven Duet adds Traitor’s Son by Hilari Bell (Feb. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547196213), ages 12-up, 10,000 first printing.


Good Sports gains Able to Play: Overcoming Physical Challenges by Glenn Stout (Mar. 7, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0547417332), ages 9 to 12, 10,000 first printing.


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SmartFun Activity Books by Kimberly Wechsler, illus. by Michael Slevea, introduces 303 Preschooler-Approved Exercises and Active Games (May 21; paper; $14.95; ISBN 978-0897936187), ages 2 to 5; 303 Kid-Approved Exercises and Active Games (May 21; paper; $14.95; ISBN 978-0897936194), ages 6 to 8; and 303 Tween-Approved Exercises and Active Games (May 21; paper; $14.95; ISBN 978-0897936200), ages 9 to 11, 3,000 first printing each.


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Michael Recycle and the Tree Top Cops by Ellie Patterson, illus. by Alexandra Colombo (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1613771617). Can a superhero and his new friends save the Redwood Forest? Ages 6-up.


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Golden Prince by Felix Arthur, illus. by Jenny Capon (Jan. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0956712233). A boy imagines he’s a knight who rescues damsels and fights dragons. Ages 3-up.


Arctic6 Adventures by Carol T. Furlong issues Killer Genes (Jan. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0956231574); and Killer Star (Jan. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0956231581), ages 9-up. And Tartan of Thyme by Panama Oxridge, illus. by Adrian Poxmage, adds Justin Thyme (Jan. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0956712288); and Thyme Running Out (Jan. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0956712202), ages 10-up.


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The Titanic Notebook: The Story of the World’s Most Famous Ship by Claire Hancock (Feb. 20, paper, $24.99, ISBN 978-1608870721) includes flaps, foldouts, and 3-D cutaway models. Ages 7 to 12.


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Crustacean Vacation by Brian Benoit, illus. by Marty Kelley (June 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1934031957). A family of crabs comes on land for a seaside vacation. Ages 4 to 8.

Stripes and Spots by Dahlov Ipcar (May 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1934031704). When danger looms, a tiger and a leopard discover they aren’t as brave as they thought. Ages 4 to 8.


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Milo & Jazz Mysteries continues with The Case of the Diamonds in the Desk by Lewis B. Montgomery, illus. by Amy Wummer (Jan. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-1575653921; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1575653914), ages 7 to 11.


Awkward by Marni Bates (Jan. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758269379). Mackenzie avoids the spotlight until a disastrous day at school turns her into an Internet sensation. Ages 12 to 14.

Breath of Eyre by Eve Marie Mont (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758269485). Prep school student Emma is transported into the world of Jane Eyre. Ages 14 to 18.


Torn issues Tangled by Erica O’Rourke (Feb. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758267054), ages 14 to 18. Archangel Academy offers Unafraid by Michael Griffo (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758253408), ages 14 to 18. Joining Elemental is Storm by Brigid Kemmerer (May 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758272812), ages 14 to 18. And Mythos Academy continues with Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep (June 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758266965), ages 14 to 18.


Living Violet (Jan. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758269249) and Burning Emerald by Jaime Reed (June 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758269256) launch the Cambion Chronicles, about a high school senior who’s attracted to her mysterious co-worker. Ages 14 to 18.


Fab Life presents On the Flip Side by Nikki Carter (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758272690), ages 12 to 14.

Joining Boyfriend Season is Cali Boys by Kelli London (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758261298), ages 14 to 18. And Langdon Prep offers Creeping with the Enemy by Kimberly Reid (May 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758267412), ages 14 to 18.


Pup and Hound by Susan Hood, illus. by Linda Hendry (Mar. 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1554538188) tells of a selfless hound and a very hungry pup. Ages 1 to 4.

Animal Masquerade by Marianne Dubuc (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554537822). Animals masquerade as other species. Ages 3 to 7.

Larf by Ashley Spires (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554537013). A tall, scarf-sporting sasquatch discovers he may not be alone in the world. Ages 3 to 7.

Dear Flyary by Dianne Young, illus. by John Martz (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554534487). A one-eyed alien’s first spaceship starts breaking down. Ages 4 to 8.

A Hen for Izzy Pippik by Aubrey Davis, illus. by Marie LaFrance (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554532438). After Shaina finds a hen, she is determined to keep it safe until its owner returns. Ages 4 to 8.

Virginia Wolf by Kyo Maclear, illus. by Isabelle Arsenault (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554536498). When Virginia wakes up feeling “wolfish,” her sister, Vanessa, tries to cheer her up with a mural showing the world of the sisters’ imagination. Ages 4 to 8.

Pirate Girl’s Treasure: An Origami Adventure by Peyton Leung, illus. by Hilary Leung (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554536603). As a pirate girl journeys to reach hidden treasure, illustrations feature origami items. Ages 4 to 8.

Vote for Me! by Ben Clanton (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554538225). An elephant and a donkey duke it out in this introduction to politics. Ages 4 to 8.

Get Outside: The Kids Guide to Fun in the Great Outdoors by Jane Drake and Ann Love, illus. by Love and Heather Collins (Mar. 1, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554538027) outlines year-round outdoor activities. Ages 6-up.

Island Horse by Susan Hughes, illus. by Alicia Quist (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554535927). After her mother’s death, a girl bonds with a wild stallion. Ages 7 to 10.

Margaret and the Moth Tree by Kari Trogen and Brit Trogen, illus. by Brit Trogen (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1554538232) tells of a plain-looking orphan, small creatures with drab wings, and what it means to be beautiful. Ages 8 to 11.

Faith: Five Religions and What They Share by Richard Steckel and Michele Steckel (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1554537501) provides an overview of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism. Ages 8 to 12.

Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea by Helaine Becker, illus. by Willow Dawson (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1554537464) reveals how the ocean works and why this ecosystem needs protection. Ages 8 to 12.

Earth-Friendly Buildings, Bridges and More: The Eco-Journal of Corry Lapont by Etta Kaner, illus. by Stephen MacEachern (Apr. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1554535705). An aspiring “green” engineer explains the engineering behind cutting-edge towers, bridges, tunnels, domes, dams, and more. Ages 8 to 12.


Daisy debuts with Daisy’s Perfect Word by Sandra V. Feder, illus. by Susan Mitchell (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1554536450), ages 7 to 10. Jasper John Dooley starts up with Star of the Week by Caroline Adderson, illus. by Ben Clanton (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1554535781), ages 7 to 10. And Lower the Trap by Jessica Scott Kerrin (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1554535767) launches Lobster Chronicles, ages 7 to 10.


Baby Animals: At the Zoo (Mar. 8, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0753466902); and Baby Animals: In the Sea (Mar. 8, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0753466896) introduce animal babies. Up to age 4.

Dinosaurs Around the World Lift-the-Flap by Susie Brooks, illus. by Anthony Lewis (Mar. 8, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0753467428). This look at dinos includes more than 50 flaps to lift. Ages 2 to 5.

Things That Go Lift-the-Flap by Deborah Murrell, illus. by Anthony Lewis (May 31, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0753467879) focuses on things that move. Ages 2 to 5.

Basher: 123 by Simon Basher (May 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0753467725) encourages readers to create their own counting books. Ages 3 to 6.

My First Soccer Book by Clive Gifford (Apr. 4, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753467831) is an introduction to this sport. Ages 5 to 10.

Who Am I?: The Amazing Science of Existence by Richard Walker (May 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0753467114) examines human interaction, DNA, the brain, and other topics. Ages 9 to 14.


Basher: Go! Go! BoBo by Simon Basher issues Opposites (Apr. 4, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0753467749); and Time (Apr. 4, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0753467732), up to age 4. New Flip the Flaps are Creepy-Crawlies by Karen Wallace, illus. by Tudor Humphries (Mar. 8, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0753467398); and Farm Animals by Wallace (Mar. 8, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0753467381); Jungle Animals by Hannah Wilson (May 31, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0753468593); and Planet Earth by Mike Goldsmith (May 31, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0753468609), all illus. by Nicki Palin, ages 3 to 6. And new Kingfisher Readers L1 by Thea Feldman are Baby Animals (Mar. 8, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753467541; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0753467558); Butterflies (Mar. 8, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753467480; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0753467497); Colorful Coral Reefs (May 3, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753467503; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0753467510); and Trains (May 3, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753467527; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0753467534), ages 5 to 8.

Kingfisher Readers L2 adds What Animals Eat (Mar. 8, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753467589; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0753467596); and Your Body (May 3, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753467565; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0753467572) by Brenda Stones, ages 5 to 8. Kingfisher Readers L3 introduces Dinosaur World (Mar. 8, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753467602; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0753467619); and Volcanoes (May 3, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753467626; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0753467633) by Claire Llewellyn, ages 5 to 8. Kingfisher Readers L4 presents Pirates by Philip Steele (Mar. 8, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753467640; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0753467657); and Weather by Anita Ganeri (May 3, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753467664; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0753467671), ages 5 to 8. And joining Kingfisher Readers L5 are Ancient Egyptians by Philip Steele (Mar. 8, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753467688; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0753467695); and Rainforests by James Harrison (May 3, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753467701; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0753467718), ages 5 to 8.

Discover Science presents Animal Homes by Angela Wilkes (Apr. 4, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0753467756); Birds by Nicola Davies (Apr. 4, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0753467770); Light and Sound by Mike Goldsmith (Apr. 4, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0753467794); and Materials by Mike Goldsmith (Apr. 4, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0753467817), ages 5 to 8. Through Time continues with Olympics by Richard Platt (May 31, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0753467107; paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0753468685), ages 6 to 10. Life Cycles by Sean Callery releases Forest (Mar. 8, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753467411); River (Mar. 8, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753467404); Desert (May 31, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753468111); and Mountain (May 31, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753468104), ages 7 to 10. And joining Kingfisher Encyclopedias are The Kingfisher Dinosaur Encyclopedia by Michael Benton (Apr. 4, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753468586), ages 7 to 11; Kingfisher Encyclopedia of Everything by Sean Callery, Clive Gifford, and Mike Goldsmith (May 31, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-0753468135), ages 8 to 12; and The Kingfisher Space Encyclopedia by Goldsmith (May 3, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0753468050), ages 9 to 14.

Gifted introduces Gifted Bind Up Books 1-3 by Marilyn Kaye (Apr. 19, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-0753467886), ages 10 to 14. Code Quest issues Titanic: The Search for the Lost Fugitives by Anita Croy, illus. by Mick Posen, ages 8 to 13. Legends by Anthony Horowitz offersDeath and the Underworld (May 31, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0753419380); Heroes and Villains (May 31, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0753419397); The Wrath of the Gods (May 31, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0753465448); and Tricks and Transformations (May 31, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0753465455), ages 9 to 12. Navigators adds Ancient Rome by Philip Steele, illus. by Steve Stone (Mar. 8, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0753468425); Planet Earth by Barbara Taylor (Mar. 8, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0753467459); Animals by Miranda Smith (May 31, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0753467466); and Technology by Peter Kent (May 31, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0753468418), ages 9 to 12. And Basher Science offers Oceans: Making Waves! by Simon Basher and Dan Green, illus. by Basher (Mar. 8, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0753468210; paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0753468227), ages 10 to 15.


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Islamic Manners Activity Book by Fatima D’Oyen, illus. by Azhar Zulkifli (May 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-0860374633). This collection of coloring pages, word games, and mazes includes info about Islamic and Arabic expressions and manners. Up to age 10.


Titles in Spanish

Cayendo hacia arriba (Falling Up) by Shel Silverstein (Mar., hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1933032801). All ages.

Martes (Tuesday) by David Wiesner (Mar., hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-6074003383). Ages 5-7.

Art y Max (Art and Max) by David Wiesner (Mar., hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-6074005271). Ages 5-7.

Nublado con probabilidades de albondigas (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) by Judi Barret (Feb., hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-8484704478). Ages 6-8.

Nate el grande ataca de nuevo (Big Nate Strikes Again) by Lincoln Peirce (Mar., hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1933032795). Ages 9-12.


Auntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic by Ginnie Lo, illus. by Beth Lo (Apr. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1600604423). Auntie Yang’s discovery of soybeans growing in Illinois leads to an annual community picnic. Ages 6 to 10.

Baby Flo: Florence Mills Lights Up the Stage by Alan Schroeder, illus. by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu (Mar. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1600604102) focuses on the early life of Florence Mills, a Harlem Renaissance entertainer. Ages 6 to 11.

It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw by Don Tate, illus. by R. Gregory Christie (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1600602603) centers on this self-taught artist, a former slave who began to draw at age 85. Ages 6 to 11.

Etched in Clay: The Life of Dave, Enslaved Potter and Poet by Andrea Cheng (May 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1600604515) is a biography in verse about a potter who inscribed his works with sayings and poems, despite slave antiliteracy laws. Ages 9-up.

Puffling Patral by Ted Lewin and Betsy Lewin (Mar.; hardcover; $19.95; ISBN 978-1600604249) is an account of the authors' trip to an island off the coast of Iceland. Ages 6 to 11.

Silent Star: The Story of Deaf Major Leaguer William Hoy by Bill Wise, illus. by Adam Gustavson (Apr.; hardcover; $18.95; ISBN 9781600604119) is a picture-book biography of this trailblazing deaf baseball player. Ages 6 to 11.


Vodnik by Bryce Moore (Mar. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1600608520). When Tomas moves back to Slovakia, a creature from Slovak fairy tales wants to drown him. Ages 12-up.

Cat Girl’s Day Off by Kimberly Pauley (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1600608834). Nat Ng uses her ability to talk to cats to solve the disappearance of a celebrity blogger. Ages 12-up.


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Happy by Mies Van Hout (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1935954149). Fish display a spectrum of emotions. Ages 2-up.

The Umbrella Doodle Book by Dieter Schubert (Apr. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1935954156) is a doodle book based on The Umbrella. Ages 4-up.

The Man in the Clouds by Koos Meinderts, illus. by Annette Fienieg (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1935954132) shows that real beauty is worth more than money. Ages 6-up.

Help! My Igloo Is Melting!: Four Stories About Children from Far Away by Nathalie Righton and Ton Koene (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1935954125) tells of children who are affected by climate change. Ages 9-up.

My Name Is Olivia... and I Can’t Do Anything About It by Jowi Schmitz (May 1, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1935954163). A girl uses humor to cope with the loss of her mother. Ages 9-up.


Big Birthday by Kate Hosford, illus. by Holly Clifton-Brown (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0761354109). In this follow-up to Big Bouffant, Annabelle is determined to have her birthday party on the moon. Ages 5 to 8.

Beep and Bah by James Burks (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0761365679). A robot and a goat search for a missing sock. Ages 5 to 9.

A Secret Keeps by Marsha Wilson Chall, illus. by Heather Solomon (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0761355939). On his grandparents’ farm, a boy tries to guess the secret his grandfather says awaits him. Ages 5 to 9.

Zip It! by Jane Lindaman, illus. by Nancy Carlson (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0761355922). Joe notices that his father forgot a crucial detail when he got dressed. Ages 5 to 10.

The White Zone by Carolyn Marsden (Feb. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0761373834) views the impact of war and sectarian violence in Iraq through the eyes of Baghdad boys. Ages 9 to 14.


No Crystal Stair by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, illus. by R. Gregory Christie (Feb. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0761361695) is a novel based on Lewis Michaux, whose bookstore was an intellectual center of Harlem. Ages 12 to 18.

Catch & Release by Blythe Woolston (Feb. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0761377559). Polly’s plans for her future didn’t include a lethal drug-resistant infection, a trip in an ancient Cadillac, fly fishing, or a loaded gun. Ages 14 to 18.

Drowning Instinct by Ilsa J. Bick (Feb. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0761377528). A teen coping with upsetting issues at home confides in her teacher, and their relationship deepens. Ages 14 to 18.

The Knife and the Butterfly by Ashley Hope Pérez (Feb. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0761361565). After a brawl with a rival gang, a teen ends up in juvie without remembering how he got there. Ages 14 to 18.



Mallory returns in Oh Boy, Mallory by Laurie Friedman, illus. by Jennifer Kalis (Feb. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-0761360728), ages 7 to 11. Way-Too-Real Aliens offers The Not-So-Perfect Planet by Pamela F. Service, illus. by Mike Gorman (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-0761379195), ages 9 to 12. Travel Team gains Forced Out by Gene Fehler (Mar. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0761385332); High Heat by Andrew Karre (Mar. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0761385349); Out of Control by Rick Jasper (Mar. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0761385387); Power Hitter by M.G. Higgins (Mar. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0761385394); The Catch by Jasper (Mar. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0761385325); and The Prospect by Jason Glaser (Mar. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0761385400), ages 11 to 18. And Robyn Hunter Mysteries by Norah McClintock debuts with Last Chance (Apr. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0761385295); You Can Run by (Apr. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0761385301); and Nothing to Lose (Apr. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0761385318), ages 11 to 18.


The Girl Who Owned a City: The Graphic Novel by O.T. Nelson and Dan Jolley, illus. by Joëlle Jones (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0761356349). When a deadly virus kills all adults on earth, leaving only the kids behind, Lisa comes to their aid. Ages 10 to 18.


Miss Annie debuts with Freedom! (Mar. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0761385462); and Rooftop Cat (Mar. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0761385479) by Frank Le Gall, illus. by Flore Balthazar, ages 7 to 10. Launching Summer Camp Science Mysteries by Lynda Beauregard are In Search of the Fog Zombie: A Mystery About Matter (Mar. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0761385448); and The Nighttime Cabin Thief: A Mystery About Light (Mar. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0761385431), both illus. by Der-shing Helmer; The Hunt for Hidden Treasure: A Mystery About Rocks, illus. by Guillermo Mogorrón (Mar. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0761385455); and The Werewolf Chase: A Mystery About Adaptations, illus. by German Torres (Mar. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0761385424), ages 8 to 12. And On the Case with Holmes & Watson by Arthur Conan Doyle, Murray Shaw, and M.J. Cosson, illus. by Sophie Rohrbach and J.T. Morrow, continues with Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of Black Peter (Mar. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0761371007); Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Cardboard Box (Mar. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0761370987); Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Three Garridebs (Mar. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0761370994); and Sherlock Holmes and the Gloria Scott (Mar. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0761371014), ages 9 to 12.

Twisted Journeys adds The Fifth Musketeer by Justine Fontes and Ron Fontes, illus. by Dylan Meconis (Jan. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0761385509); and Peril at Summerland Park by Paul D. Storrie, illus. by Sandy Carruthers (Jan. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0761385516), ages 9 to 13. Chicagoland Detective Agency issues Night of the Living Dogs by Trina Robbins, illus. by Tyler Page (Mar. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0761356370), ages 9 to 14. Lou! by Julien Neel starts up with Secret Diary (Apr. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0761388685); and Summertime Blues (Apr. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0761388692), ages 9 to 14. And My Boyfriend Is a Monster presents I Date Dead People by Ann Kerns, illus. by Janina Görrissen (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0761385493), ages 12 to 18.



Amazing Athletes welcomes Dirk Nowitzki, Revised Edition by Jeffrey Zuehlke (Mar. 1; paper; $7.95; ISBN 978-0761390053); and Lebron James, Revised Edition (Mar. 1; paper; $7.95; ISBN 978-0761390985); Maya Moore (Mar. 1; paper; $7.95; ISBN 978-0761386667); Ryan Howard, Revised Edition (Mar. 1; paper; $7.95; ISBN 978-0761386704); and Tim Lincecum (Mar. 1; paper; $7.95; ISBN 978-0761386674), ages 7 to 11. And Gateway Biographies greets Jennifer Lawrence: Star of The Hunger Games by Katherine Krohn (Feb. 1; paper; $8.95; ISBN 978-0761386650), ages 9 to 14.


A Leaf Can Be... by Laurie Purdie Salas, illus. by Violeta Dabija (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0761362036) demonstrates the many roles that leaves play. Ages 5 to 8.


Cloverleaf Books—Holidays and Special Days by Lisa Bullard offers Brandon’s Birthday Surprise (Apr. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0761385783); and Chelsea’s Chinese New Year (Apr. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0761385790), illus. by Katie Saunders; Emma’s Easter (Apr. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0761385813); and Sarah’s Passover (Apr. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0761385820), illus. by Constanza Basaluzzo; and Marco’s Cinco de Mayo (Apr. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0761385806); and Rashad’s Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr (Apr. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0761385837), illus. by Holli Conger, ages 5 to 8. And Words Are CATegorical presents Feet and Puppies, Thieves and Guppies: What Are Irregular Plurals? by Brian P. Cleary, illus. by Brian Gable (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0761349181), ages 7 to 11.


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Lima Bear Stories adds The Labyrinth by Peter Weck and Thomas Weck, illus. by Len DiSalvo (May 30, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1933872049), ages 4 to 8.


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Geneses: Alien Creation Myths & Their Descendants by Sallie Lowenstein (Mar. 17; $28 ISBN 978-0965848695) compiles myths and stories about gods. Ages 10-up.


All Kinds of Kisses by Nancy Tafuri (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0316122351). A mother bird snuggles up with various animal babies on the farm. Ages 1 to 6.

Gem by Holly Hobbie (Apr. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0316203340) follows a toad’s springtime journey. Ages 1 to 6.

If All the Animals Came Inside by Eric Pinder, illus. by Marc Brown (Apr. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0316098830). What happens when animals of all sizes invade a boy’s house? Ages 1 to 6.

The Very Fairy Princess: Here Comes the Flower Girl! by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton, illus. by Christine Davenier (Apr. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0316185615) is this heroine’s third adventure. Ages 1 to 6.

Revenge of the Dinotrux by Chris Gall (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0316132886). Half-truck, half-dino giants break out of the museum in this companion to Dinotrux. Ages 1 to 6.

Red Knit Cap Girl by Naoko Stoop (June 5, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0316129466). A girl’s forest friends help her achieve her dream of meeting the moon. Ages 1 to 6.

Horseplay by Karma Wilson, illus. by Jim McMullan (June 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0316938426). When horses insist on playing games all night, Farmer is too tired to work the next day. Ages 1 to 6.

Forget-Me-Nots: Poems to Learn by Heart by Mary Ann Hoberman, illus. by Michael Emberley (Apr. 3, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0316129473) includes more than 120 works from classic and contemporary poets. Ages 1-up.

Dumpling Days by Grace Lin (Jan. 2, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0316125901). Pacy visits Taiwan in this follow-up to The Year of the Dog. Ages 8 to 12.

The Greatest Sports Team Rivalries by Stephanie Peters and Matt Christopher (Jan. 2, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0316176873) examines five legendary team rivalries. Ages 8 to 12.

Vincent Shadow: The Top Secret Toys by Tim Kehoe, illus. by Guy Francis (Feb. 6, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0316056694) is a sequel to Vincent Shadow: Toy Inventor. Ages 8 to 12.

The Storm Makers by Jennifer E. Smith, illus. by Brett Helquist (Apr. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0316179584). A twin learns that he is part of a secret society entrusted with controlling and taming the weather. Ages 8 to 12.

Ghost Knight by Cornelia Funke (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0316056144). Confronted by vengeful ghosts at boarding school, Jon and Ella uncover a centuries-old murder. Ages 8 to 12.

Tales of a Sixth-Grade Muppet, Book 2: Clash of the Class Clowns by Kirk Scroggs (May 15, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0316183147). Ever since Danvers transformed into a Muppet, life has been sweet—until a snarky new kid appears. Ages 8 to 12.

Great Moments in the Summer Olympics by Stephanie Peters and Matt Christopher (May 22, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0316195799) recaps Olympic achievements. Ages 8 to 12.

ParaNorman: A Novel by LAIKA and Elizabeth Cody Kimmel (June 5, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0316209861). A boy who can see ghosts must save his New England town from Pilgrim zombies. Ages 8-up.

13 Secrets by Michelle Harrison (June 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0316185639) follows 13 Treasures and 13 Curses. Ages 10-up.

DJ Rising by Love Maia (Feb. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0316121873). When disaster strikes at home, Marley is torn between obligation and pursuing his dream. Ages 12-up.

Rock On: A Story of Guitars, Gigs, Girls, and a Brother (Not Necessarily in That Order) by Denise Vega (Mar. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0316133104). Ori struggles to achieve his rock-star dreams. Ages 12-up.

Boy21 by Matthew Quick (Mar. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0316127974). An Irish-American basketball player befriends a young black basketball star whose life has been upended by tragedy. Ages 12-up.

172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad (Apr. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0316182881). Three teens encounter a sinister force after they win a trip to the moon. Ages 12-up.

It’s Our Prom (So Deal with It) by Julie Anne Peters (Apr. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0316131582). Azure is determined to turn her school’s boring prom into a great event. Ages 12-up.

Revived by Cat Patrick (May 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0316094627). Daisy, a test subject for a drug that can bring people back from the dead, realizes she’s part of an evil scheme. Ages 12-up.

The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0316056243). Mahlia must make a tough decision in this companion to Ship Breaker. Ages 14-up.

The Rivals by Daisy Whitney (Feb. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0316090575). A drug ring springs up at Alex’s school in this sequel to The Mockingbirds. Ages 15-up.

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga (Apr. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0316125840). A boy whose incarcerated father is a serial killer becomes a suspect when bodies start turning up again. Ages 15-up.

Purity by Jackson Pearce (Apr. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0316182461) follows a teen who’s trying to keep promises she made to her late mother. Ages 15-up.


Vampirates adds Immortal War by Justin Somper (Jan. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0316033244), ages 8 to 12. Grey Griffins: The Clockwork Chronicles offers The Relic Hunters by Jon S. Lewis and Derek Benz (Apr. 10, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0316045209), ages 8 to 12. The Mysterious Benedict Society continues with The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict by Trenton Lee Stewart, illus. by Diana Sudyka (Apr. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0316176194), ages 8 to 12.Middle School issues Get Me out of Here! by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts, illus. by Laura Park (May 7, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0316206716), ages 8 to 12. Brothers to the Death by Darren Shan (May 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0316078733) joins The Saga of Larten Crepsley, ages 15-up. And Haruhi Suzumiya returns in The Intrigues of Haruhi Suzumiya by Nagaru Tanigawa (June 19, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0316038959), ages 15-up.


Hugs and Kisses by Rachael Hale (Jan. 2, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0316130639). Babies and animals share hugs and loving kisses. Ages 1 to 4.

Kaleidoscope by Salina Yoon (Apr. 3, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0316186414) has die-cut pages featuring a foldout, rotating kaleidoscope lens. Ages 1-up.

Little Bee by Edward Gibbs (Apr. 3, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0316127073). An animal chase sequence begins when a bee flees from a hungry frog. Ages 1-up.

Riding in My Car by Woody Guthrie and Scott Menchin (Mar. 20, paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-0316052160). This book inspired by Guthrie’s song includes tabs, flaps, and pop-ups. Ages 5-up.


Super Hero Squad presents Dr. Strange Versus the Sentinels by Zachary Rau (Apr. 3, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0316178594), ages 1 to 6. Passport to Reading Level 2 adds Super Hero Squad: Super Hero Showdown! (Apr. 3, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0316178600); and Super Hero Squad: The Incredible Shrinking Squad! (Apr. 3, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0316178624) by Lucy Rosen; and Transformers Prime: Meet Team Prime by Kirsten Mayer (Apr. 3, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0316188715), ages 1 to 6. Passport to Reading Level 3 issues Miss Piggy in the Spotlight by Lucy Rosen (Apr. 3, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0316183178), ages 1 to 8. The Muppets return in Green and Bear It by Martha T. Ottersley (Apr. 3, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0316201346), ages 1 to 8. Transformers Prime introduces Attack of the Scraplets! by Veronica Paz (Apr. 3, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0316188630), ages 1 to 8. And Made with Love releases Peep, Peep, I Love You! by Sandra Magsamen (Feb. 6, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0316070065), ages 1-up.


The Queen of Kentucky by Alecia Whitaker (Jan. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0316125062). A teen caught between being a country girl and a wannabe country-club girl learns that being a good friend is more important than being popular. Ages 12-up.

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith (Jan. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0316122382). A girl who misses her flight to her father’s wedding in London meets the British boy of her dreams in the airport. Ages 12-up.

Belles by Jen Calonita (Apr. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0316091138). Two Southern girls from opposite sides of the tracks share a home and a family secret. Ages 12-up.

The Last Princess by Galaxy Craze (May 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0316185486). In 2090, Princess Eliza Windsor seeks revenge after a revolutionary destroys her family. Ages 12-up.

A Midsummer’s Nightmare by Kody Keplinger (June 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0316084222). Visiting her father, Whitley feels out of place with her new stepfamily and acts out. Ages 15-up.

Messy by Jessica Morgan and Heather Cocks (June 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0316098298). Max steps in as Brooke’s ghost-blogger in this sequel to Spoiled. Ages 15-up.


Immortal Beloved continues with Darkness Falls by Cate Tiernan (Jan. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0316035934), ages 12-up. And Monster High adds Back and Deader Than Ever by Lisi Harrison (May 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0316099172), ages 12-up.


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Town Possum, Outback Possum by Yvonne Morrison, illus. by Heath McKenzie (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1921541476). A possum’s peaceful life in the outback is turned upside-down when his cousin invites him to the city. Ages 3 to 5.


Audrey returns in The Audrey of the Outback Collection by Christine Harris, illus. by Ann James (June 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1921714214), ages 7 to 9.


Shadow’s Edge by Maureen Lipinski (Jan. 8, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0738730370). After pledging to leave all things magical behind, Leah must vanquish an ancient dark force. Ages 13-up.

Wood Queen: An Iron Witch Novel by Karen Mahoney (Feb. 8, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0738726625) is a follow-up to The Iron Witch. Ages 13-up. 10,000 first printing.

Katana by Cole Gibsen (Mar. 8, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0738730400). A teen can’t explain her dreams about 15th-century Japan or the samurai skills she suddenly possesses. Ages 13-up.

Pieces of Us by Margie Gelbwasser (Mar. 8, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0738721644) centers on four teens who escape their everyday lives in a lakeside community each summer. Ages 13-up.

Ripper by Amy Carol Reeves (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0738730721). In 1888 London, Abbie has a psychic connection to Jack the Ripper. Ages 13-up.

Hollyweird by Terri Clark (May 8, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0738719252). A teen goes to Hollywood for the celebrity date she won in a contest. Ages 13-up.

In Too Deep by Amanda Grace (Feb. 8, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0738726007) examines the consequences of lying. Ages 14-up.

Ferocity Summer by Alissa Grosso (May 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0738730707). A teen stands trial for her involvement in a deadly speedboat accident. Ages 14-up.


Goth Girls Mysteries gains Buried by Linda Joy Singleton (Mar. 8, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0738719580), ages 12-up. Joining Faire Folk Saga is Goblin’s Curse: The Scions of Shadow Trilogy by Gillian Summers (June 8, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0738715728), ages 12-up. Vamped adds Fangtastic by Lucienne Diver (Jan. 8, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0738730394), ages 13-up. Sirenz releases Sirenz Back in Fashion by Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman (June 8, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0738731872), ages 13-up. And Blending Time presents Fires of New SUN by Michael Kinch (Jan. 8, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0738730769), ages 14-up.