Over in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek by Marianne Berkes, illus. by Jill Dubin (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1584691624; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1584691631) introduces the woodland habitat. Ages 3 to 8.

Molly’s Organic Farm by Carol L. Malnor and Trina L. Hunner, illus. by Hunner (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1584691662; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1584691679). A homeless cat comes to live on an organic farm. Ages 4 to 10.


Jo MacDonald returns in Jo MacDonald Had a Garden by Mary Quattlebaum, illus. by Laura J Bryant, (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1584691648; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1584691655), ages 3 to 8.


The Collected John Carter of Mars (A Princess of Mars, Gods of Mars, and Warlord of Mars) (Jan. 18, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423154266); The Collected John Carter of Mars (Thuvia, Maid of Mars; The Chessmen of Mars; The Master Mind of Mars; A Fighting Man of Mars) (Jan. 18, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423163831); and The Collected John Carter of Mars (Swords of Mars, Synthetic Men of Mars, Llana of Gathol, and John Carter of Mars) (Jan. 18, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423165590) by Edgar Rice Burroughs make up the John Carter Omnibus collection. Ages 13-up.

John Carter: The Movie Novelization by Stuart Moore and Edgar Rice Burroughs (Jan. 18, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1423165583). This novelization of the upcoming film also includes A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Ages 13-up.

Chimpanzee: The Making of the Film by Christophe Boesch and Sanjida O’Connell (Feb. 22, hardcover, $30, ISBN 978-1423153641) provides an inside look at the making of this feature film. Ages 13-up.


Stay Close to Mama by Toni Buzzeo, illus. by Mike Wohnoutka (Feb. 22, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1423134824) presents a story of a mother’s love. Ages 1 to 5.

I Love My Daddy by Giles Andreae, illus. by Emma Dodd (Mar. 28, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1423143284) reveals the special relationship between father and child. Ages 1 to 5.

Don’t Squish the Sasquatch! by Kent Redeker, illus. by Bob Staake (May 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423152323) is a tale about being squished and smooched. Ages 1 to 5.

One Special Day: A Story for Big Brothers and Sisters by Lola Schaefer, illus. by Jessica Meserve (Feb. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423137603) is a tale aimed at siblings of newborns. Ages 2 to 5.

One Two That’s My Shoe! by Alison Murray (May 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423143291). Georgie and Grace have a counting adventure. Ages 2 to 6.

Goodnight, Dragons by Judith Roth, illus. by Pascal Lemaitre (Jan. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423141907). A child lures ferocious dragons to sleep. Ages 3 to 6.

Yoko Learns to Read by Rosemary Wells (Feb. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1423138235) presents a tale about learning to read. Ages 3 to 6.

Otto the Book Bear by Katie Cleminson (Jan. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423145622) celebrates the magic of books. Ages 3 to 7.

Daddies Do It Different by Alan Lawrence Sitomer, illus. by Abby Carter (Mar. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423133155) shows how fathers have a unique way of parenting. Ages 3 to 7.

Yes, Yes, Yaul! by Jef Czekaj (Apr. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423146827) offers a new adventure from Oldskool County. Ages 3 to 7.

Alfie Is Not Afraid by Patricia Carlin (May 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423145370). A boy and his dog explore the wilds of their backyard. Ages 3 to 7.

Chopsticks by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illus. by Scott Magoon (Jan. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423107965). Inseparable chopsticks must learn to function apart. Ages 4 to 8.

The Boy Who Cried Alien by Marilyn Singer, illus. by Brian Biggs (Feb. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0786838257) offers an intergalactic twist on a familiar story. Ages 4 to 8.

Chloe and the Lion by Mac Barnett, illus. by Adam Rex (Mar. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423113348). Chloe’s story is stuck in the middle when its creators, Barnett and Rex, are at odds. Ages 4 to 8.

Oh No! Not Again!: Or How I Built a Time Machine to Save History (Or at Least My History Grade) by Mac Barnett, illus. by Dan Santat (May 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423149125) is a follow-up to Oh No! Ages 4 to 8.

Iva Honeysuckle Discovers the World by Candice Ransom, illus. by Heather Ross (Mar. 21, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1423131731) launches a chapter book series about an adventure-minded girl in search of buried treasure. Ages 7 to 10.

The Hop by Sharelle Byars Moranville, illus. by Niki Daly (Feb. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423137368) is a tale starring a dancing girl and a brave toad. Ages 8 to 12.

Alien on a Rampage by Clete Smith (May 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423134480). David spends the summer at his grandmother’s bed and breakfast for aliens. Ages 8 to 12.

Sway by Amber McRee (Apr. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423134770). Ten-year-old Cass embarks on a magical summer RV trip with her father. Ages 9 to 12.

The Classroom: The Epic Documentary of a Not-Yet-Epic Kid by Robin Mellom, illus. by Stephen Gilpin (May 30, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1423150633) views middle school through the lens of a documentary film. Ages 9 to 12.

Rebel McKenzie by Candice Ransom (June 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423145394). Rebel enters a beauty contest to win money for a paleontology-themed summer camp. Ages 9 to 12.

Gladiator: Fight for Freedom by Simon Scarrow (Apr. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423151012) launches a trilogy set in ancient Rome. Ages 10 to 14.

Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller by Joseph Lambert (Mar. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423113362) relays the story of Helen Keller and her teacher. Ages 10-up.

The Kane Chronicles Survival Guide by Rick Riordan (Feb. 29, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1423153627) is a guide to this trilogy. Ages 10 to 14.

Ditched: A Love Story by Robin Mellom (Jan. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423143383) is a debut novel about a prom night gone wrong. Ages 12-up.

The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe (Jan. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423146162). A deadly virus strikes a Canadian island. Ages 12-up.

Double by Jenny Valentine (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423147145) is a psychological thriller about mistaken identity. Ages 12-up.

Secret Letters by Leah Scheier (June 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423124054). Dora longs to solve mysteries alongside Sherlock Holmes, who may be her father. Ages 12-up.

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (Apr. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423152194). A female British spy during WWII is captured by Nazis. Ages 14-up.

From What I Remember... by Valerie Thomas and Stacy Kramer (Apr. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423155089). Four teens have the misadventure of their lives. Ages 14-up.


The Pigeon and Duckling are back inThe Duckling Gets a Cookie!? by Mo Willems (Mar. 14, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1423151289), ages 2 to 6. Elephant and Piggie star in Listen to My Trumpet! by Willems (Jan. 18, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1423154044), ages 4 to 8. Kingdom Keepers releases Book V by Ridley Pearson (Mar. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423153368), ages 5 to 12. Cal Ripken Jr.’s All-Stars welcomes Super-sized Slugger by Cal Ripken Jr. and Kevin Cowherd (Feb. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423140016), ages 8 to 12. The Go-for-Gold Gymnasts launches with Winning Team (Mar. 28, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1423136330); Balancing Act (Mar. 28, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1423136323); and Reaching High (June 6, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1423136576) by Dominique Moceanu and Alicia Thompson, ages 10 to 14. The Kane Chronicles concludes with Book Three by Rick Riordan (Apr. 11, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1423140573), ages 10-up. And Princess for Hire concludes with A Farewell to Charms by Lindsey Leavitt (June 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423121947), ages 10-up.

The Darlings return in The Darlings in Love by Melissa Kantor (Jan. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423123699), ages 11-up. Hex Hall offers Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins (Feb. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423121329), ages 11-up. Gallagher Girls continues with Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter (Feb. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423147947), ages 11-up. Life Eternal by Yvonne Woon (Jan. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423119579) joins Dead Beautiful, ages 12-up. The Marked by Inara Scott (Mar. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423116370) is a new Talents novel, ages 12-up. Bad Girls Don’t Die concludes with As Dead as It Gets by Katie Alender (Apr. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423134725), ages 12-up. The Ghost and Goth Trilogy wraps up with Body & Soul by Stacey Kade (May 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423134664), ages 12-up. And Enemy gains The Fear by Charlie Higson (May 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423134237), ages 14-up.



Sugar Plum Ballerinas continues with Dancing Diva by Whoopi Goldberg, illus. by Maryn Roos (Apr. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423120841; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0786852659), ages 6 to 10.


The Avengers: Battle Against Loki by Tomas Palacios (Mar. 14, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423154778); and The Avengers: The S.H.I.E.L.D. Files by Scott Peterson (Mar. 14, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423154785) are 8×8 storybooks based on the upcoming film, The Avengers. Ages 3 to 6.

The Amazing Spider-Man vs. Doctor Octopus by Tomas Palacios (Apr. 4, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423142744); The Amazing Spider-Man vs. Green Goblin by Steve Behling (Apr. 4, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423142737); and The Amazing Spider-Man vs. The Lizard by Clarissa S. Wong, illus. by Todd Nauck (May 16, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423154235) recount Spider-Man’s first battles with these villains. Ages 3 to 6.

Hawkeye Joins the Mighty Avengers by Tomas Palacios (Apr. 18, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423142775); and Black Widow Joins the Mighty Avengers (Apr. 18, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423142782) are adventure tales starring the Avengers. Ages 3 to 6.

The Avengers Reusable Sticker Book (Mar. 14, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1423168294) presents Avengers-themed stickers. Ages 3-up.

The Amazing Spider-Man Storybook Collection (May 16, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1423142928) compiles tales of Spider-Man’s adventures. Ages 3-up.

Captain America Joins the Avengers by Rich Thomas, illus. by Pat Olliffe (Mar. 14, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1423160328) tells of the Avengers’ first encounter with Captain America. Ages 7 to 10.

These Are the Avengers Level 1 Reader (Apr. 4, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423153986); This Is the Amazing Spider-Man Level 1 Reader (Apr. 4, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423154082); and This Is the Invincible Iron Man Level 1 Reader (Apr. 4, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423154129) introduce these superheroes. Ages 5 to 6.

The Mighty Avengers: An Origin Story by Rich Thomas, illus. by Pat Olliffe (Mar. 14, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1423148418) explains the origins of the Mighty Avengers. Ages 7 to 10.

The Avengers Movie Storybook (Mar. 14, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1423168287) ties into this film. Ages 7 to 10.

The Avengers: Assemble! (Level 2) by Tomas Palacios (Mar. 14, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423154815) is a picture book based on this movie. Ages 7-up.

The Avengers Assemble (Mar. 14, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1423153979) is a junior novelization of this film. Ages 8 to 12.

The Avengers: The Return of the First Avenger (Level 2) by Michael Siglain (Mar. 14, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423154822) retells the story revealed in this movie. Ages 8 to 12.


Disney Baby: Nursery Rhymes by Denise Scott (Jan. 10, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-1423148449) presents nursery rhymes starring Disney characters. Up to age 3.

It’s a Small World: Guess Who! (Apr. 4, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1423160083) is a board book with Mylar mirrors. Up to age 5.

Mater and the Easter Buggy by Kirsten Larsen (Jan. 10, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1423138754) is a holiday tale starring this Cars character. Ages 3 to 7.

Cars Toons: Moon Mater Read-Along Storybook and CD (Jan. 3, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1423151968) features the Cars characters. Ages 3 to 7.

Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure Read-Along Storybook and CD (Jan. 3, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1423133346) stars this Peter Pan character. Ages 3 to 7.

The Muppets Read-Along Storybook and CD by Calliope Glass (Feb. 22, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1423133377) is based on the recent Muppets film. Ages 3 to 7.

The Perfect Princess Tea Party Read-Along Storybook and CD by Kitty Richards (Feb. 29, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1423137030) stars the Disney Princesses. Ages 3 to 7.

Cinderella Read-Along Storybook and CD (May 9, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1423163213) is based on this fairy tale. Ages 3 to 7.

Sleepy-Time Fun Read-Along Storybook and CD (Mar. 21, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1423146865) offers a bedtime book. Ages 3-up.

Mickey and Donald Have a Farm by William Scollon (May 16, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1423149460) is a Clubhouse tale. Ages 3-up.

It’s a Small World: I Love School! (May 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423162315) reveals how children from around the world learn and play at school. Ages 3-up.

Tangled Ever After Read-Along Storybook and CD (June 6, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1423165828) ties into this film. Ages 3-up.

La Luna by Enrico Casarosa (Apr. 25, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1423137665) is a tale featuring a ladder to the moon. Ages 4 to 8.

Brave: One Perfect Day by Steve Purcell, illus. by Matt Nolte (Apr. 25, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1423143611) features art by one of this film’s animators. Ages 4 to 8.

Chimpanzee: Oscar and Freddy (Feb. 22, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423153023) is based on this film. Ages 6 to 9.

Disney Princess: Ariel: The Shimmering Star Necklace by Gail Herman (Feb. 22, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1423137672) is a chapter book starring Ariel. Ages 6 to 9.

Let It Shine: The Junior Novel (Apr. 25, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1423168171) ties into this Disney Channel movie. Ages 8 to 12.

Tron Uprising: The Junior Novel (May 2, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1423154174) is a novelization of the upcoming Disney Channel movie. Ages 8 to 12.


Baby Einstein offers Animals in My Neighborhood by Marcy Kelman (May 23; hardcover; $6.99; ISBN 978-1423161783), up to age 3. Winnie the Pooh is back in Winnie the Pooh: Sweet Dreams, Roo by Catherine Hapka (Jan.10; hardcover; $6.99; ISBN 978-1423148432); and Pooh’s Honey Trouble (Jan. 18; hardcover; $6.99; ISBN 978-1423135791); Pooh’s Secret Garden by Hapka (Feb. 15; paper; $4.99; ISBN 978-1423148456); and A Gift for Pooh by Sara F. Miller (Apr. 25; paper; $4.99; ISBN 978-1423135920), ages 3 to 6. And Phineas and Ferb star in Phineas and Ferb Reader #1: Lost at Sea! (Apr. 4; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-1423149088); and Perry Speaks! (May 30; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-1423149101), ages 6 to 8; The Easter Eggs-travaganza by Scott Peterson (Dec 14; paper; $5.99; ISBN 978-1423148807); Hop to it with Phineas and Ferb! Showdown at the Yo-Yo Corral (Apr. 4; paper; $5.99; ISBN 978-1423148029); Ride the Voter-coaster! (Apr. 25; paper; $5.99; ISBN 978-1423151494); and Thank You, Perry! (May 30; paper; $5.99; ISBN 978-1423151500), ages 6-up; Journey to Mars by Ellie O’Ryan (Dec 28; paper; $4.99; ISBN 978-1423127802), ages 7 to 12; and All Systems Go! (Jan. 25; hardcover; $12.99; ISBN 978-1423146599); and World Without a Platypus (June 19; $5.99; ISBN 978-1423168218), ages 8 to 12.


Hide and Seek Farm (May 21, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0756692810) introduces farm life. Up to age 5.

My Little Carry Book: Baby Animals (May 21, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0756692827); and My Little Carry Book: Things That Go (May 21, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0756693145) are books designed for children to carry around. Up to age 5.

Pop-Up Peekaboo Meow! (June 18, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0756693091) features lift-the-flap looks at kittens. Up to age 5.

Amazing Giant Dinosaurs (June 18, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0756693084). This introduction to dinosaurs includes fold-out pages. Ages 5 to 9.

My Art Book: Animals (Apr. 16, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0756692759) provides animal-themed art projects. Ages 5 to 10.

Real-Size Baby Animals (Apr. 16, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0756690120) includes foldout pages and a height chart. Ages 5 to 10.

Brave: The Essential Guide (May 15, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0756692322) ties into this upcoming Disney-Pixar film. Ages 5 to 10.

Ultimate Sticker Activity Collection: Animals (June 18, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0756692872) features more than 900 reusable stickers. Ages 5 to 12.

Doodlepedia (Apr. 16, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0756690113) is a fact-filled drawing and coloring book. Ages 6 to 12.

Batman: The World of the Dark Knight (May 21, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-0756692490) ties into the upcoming film. Ages 6 to 14.

LEGO Harry Potter: The Characters of the Magical World (June 18, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0756692575) is based on the world of Hogwarts. Ages 6 to 14.

Boy Scouts of America’s Deck of Snakes (Apr. 16, cards, $9.99, ISBN 978-0756693879) are cards presenting snake facts. Ages 7 to 10.

Spot the Bird (Apr. 16, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0756694814) is a guide to North American birds. Ages 7 to 12.

Human Body: A Visual Encyclopedia (June 18, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-0756693077) explains how the body works. Ages 7 to 12.

My Tourist Guide to the Prehistoric World (June 18, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0756692834) includes a collectible souvenir. Ages 7 to 12.

Life as We Know It (Apr. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0756691691). This scientific look at life is illustrated with photos. Ages 7 to 17.

Disney Pixar Cars Character Encyclopedia (May 21, hardcover, $21.99, ISBN 978-0756688707) includes a Mattel die-cast model and a poster-sized collector’s list. Ages 7 to 17.

Dangerous Dinosaurs Q&A (June 18, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0756692520); and Human Body Q&A (June 18, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0756692537) are reformatted editions of these references. Ages 8 to 12.

Spider-Man: Inside the World of Your Friendly Neighborhood Hero (Apr. 16, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-0756690892) traces this superhero’s career. Ages 8 to 17.

Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide (Apr. 16, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-0756692483) is a revised and expanded edition of this book. Ages 10 to 17.


Wheelie Books gains Wheelie Duck and Friends (May 21; board book; $6.99; ISBN 978-0756692902); and Wheelie Truck and Friends (May 21; board book; $6.99; ISBN 978-0756692919), up to age 5. My First issues My First Busy Home (June 18; board book; $9.99; ISBN 978-0756693497), up to age 5. Little Hide and Seek debuts with Little Hide and Seek Animals (Apr. 16; board book; $7.99; ISBN 978-0756692735); and Little Hide and Seek Words (Apr. 16; Board book; $7.99; ISBN 978-0756692742), ages 1 to 4. Touch and Feel adds Touch and Feel Dinosaurs (May 21; board book; $6.99; ISBN 978-0756692889); and Touch and Feel Jungle Animals (May 21; board book; $6.99; ISBN 978-0756692896), ages 1 to 5. New Ultimate Sticker Books are Brave Ultimate Sticker Book (May 15; book; $6.99; ISBN 978-0756692339), ages 3 to 8; and Batman Ultimate Sticker Collection (May 21; book; $12.99; ISBN 978-0756692506), ages 5 to 10. And Ultimate Sticker Collections adds Spider-Man Ultimate Sticker Collection (Apr. 16; book; $12.99; ISBN 978-0756690908), ages 3 to 8; LEGO® Minifigures Series 1-7 Ultimate Sticker Collection (June 18; book; $12.99; ISBN 978-0756692513), ages 5 to 10; and Disney Pixar Cars Ultimate Sticker Collection (May 21; paper; $12.99; ISBN 978-0756688714), ages 5 to 11.

DK Readers introduces Monkeys (May 21; hardcover; $14.99; ISBN 978-0756692773; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0756692766); and DK RD L0: Meet the Dinosaurs (June 18; hardcover; $14.99; ISBN 978-0756692926; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0756692933), ages 4 to 6; Bugs and Us (May 21; hardcover; $14.99; ISBN 978-0756693336; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0756692780); and Surprise Puppy by Judith Hodge (June 18; hardcover; $14.99; ISBN 978-0756692940; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0756692957), ages 5 to 7; LEGO Hero Factory Meet the Heroes (Mar. 19; hardcover; $14.99; ISBN 978-0756690069; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0756690052); Star Wars Clone Wars Chewbacca and the Wookiee Warriors by Simon Beecroft (Apr. 16; hardcover; $14.99; ISBN 978-0756692445; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0756692452); and Great Migration (May 21; hardcover; $14.99; ISBN 978-0756692803; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0756692797), ages 6 to 8; Boys’ Life Readers Ghost Stories (May 21; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0756693862), ages 6 to 10; LEGO Hero Factory Heroes in Action (Apr. 16; hardcover; $14.99; ISBN 978-0756695293; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0756695286); and Star Wars Clone Wars Ackbar’s Underwater Army (Apr. 16; hardcover; $14.99; ISBN 978-0756692469; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0756692476), ages 7 to 9; Horse Heroes by Kate Petty (June 18; hardcover; $14.99; ISBN 978-0756692964; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0756692971), ages 8 to 10; and LEGO Friends: Friends Forever (June 18; hardcover; $14.99; ISBN 978-0756693831; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0756693824); and LEGO Friends: Welcome to Heartlake City (June 18; hardcover; $14.99; ISBN 978-0756693855; paper; $3.99; ISBN 978-0756693848), ages 10-up.

Look Closer launches with Look Closer Ocean (May 21; hardcover; $10.99; ISBN 978-0756692377), ages 6 to 11. Pocket Genius starts up with Pocket Genius Animals (May 21; hardcover; $7.99; ISBN 978-0756692841); Pocket Genius Dinosaurs (May 21; hardcover; $7.99; ISBN 978-0756693152); Pocket Genius Rocks and Minerals (May 21; hardcover; $7.99; ISBN 978-0756692858); and Pocket Genius Sharks (May 21; hardcover; $7.99; ISBN 978-0756692865), ages 8 to 14. Joining Eyewitness Books are Natural Disasters by Claire Watts and Trevor Day (June 18; hardcover; $19.99; ISBN 978-0756693039; mixed media product; $16.99; ISBN 978-0756693022); Religion by Myrtle Langley (June 18; hardcover; $19.99; ISBN 978-0756690809; mixed media product; $16.99; ISBN 978-0756690793); Reptile by Colin McCarthy (June 18; hardcover; $19.99; ISBN 978-0756693053; mixed media product; $16.99; ISBN 978-0756693046); Transportation (June 18; hardcover; $19.99; ISBN 978-0756690649; mixed media product; $16.99; ISBN 978-0756690625); Butterfly and Moth (June 18; hardcover; $19.99; ISBN 978-0756692995; mixed media product; $16.99; ISBN 978-0756692988);and Energy by Jack Challoner (June 18; hardcover; $19.99; ISBN 978-0756693015; mixed media product; $16.99; ISBN 978-0756693008), ages 8 to 17. And How to... gains Horseback Riding (Apr. 16; hardcover; $12.99; ISBN 978-0756692438), ages 10 to 15.


Grandma Drove the Lobsterboat by Katie Clark, illus. by Amy Huntington (June 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1608930043) is a follow-up to Grandma Drove the Garbage Truck and Grandma Drove the Snowplow. Ages 4 to 8.


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The Next Full Moon by Carolyn Turgeon (Jan. 24, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1935703464; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1935703341). A girl discovers the truth about herself when she starts to grow feathers. Ages 10-up.


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New York Baby: A Local Baby Book by Puck, illus. by Violet Lemay (May 1, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-0983812142). New York babies give a tour of their city. Up to age 3.

Doodle New York: Create. Imagine. Draw Your Way Through the Big Apple by Puck, illus. by Violet Lemay (Apr. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0983812135) offers New York–themed doodles. Ages 5 to 7.


New Cool Counting Books by Puck are 123 Beach (Apr. 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-0983812111); 123 Minnesota (Apr. 1, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-0983812128); and 123 Washington, D.C. (Apr. 1, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-0983812104), up to age 3.


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Rosewood Confidential: The Unofficial Companion to Pretty Little Liars by Liv Spencer (June 15, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1770410954) is a guide to this TV show. Ages 12-up.


Duck to the Rescue (Mar. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1610670807); and Duck’s Day Out (Mar. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1610670791) by Jez Alborough relay the misadventures of Duck and Sheep. Ages 2 to 4.

Monkey’s Friends by Ruth Brown (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1610670456). Who does Monkey meets on his walk? Ages 3 to 7.

Wrong Way by Mark MacLeod, illus. by Judith Rossell (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1610670777). Three ducklings have their first swimming lesson. Ages 3 to 7.

You Choose by Pippa Goodhart, illus. by Nick Sharratt (Mar. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1610670760) encourages readers to use their imaginations to create their own stories. Ages 3 to 7.

When You Are Camping by Anne Lee (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1610670647). While camping, sisters discover the joys of nature. Ages 4 to 8.

A Voice for Kanzas by Debra McArthur (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1610670449). In 1855 Kansas Territory, a teenage poet helps a runaway slave to freedom. Ages 10 to 13.


Fashion Dolls Activity Books presents Africa (Mar. 1, spiral bound, $8.99, ISBN 978-1610670678); China (Mar. 1, spiral bound, $8.99, ISBN 978-1610670708); India (Mar. 1, spiral bound, $8.99, ISBN 978-1610670685); Japan (Mar. 1, spiral bound, $8.99, ISBN 978-1610670661); and The Islands (Mar. 1, spiral bound, $8.99, ISBN 978-1610670692), ages 7 to 12.



Baby’s Very First Board Books issues Baby’s Very First Black and White Library by Rosie Dickens (Jan. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0794532413), all ages; and Baby’s Very First Book of Baby Animals (Jan. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0794532178); Baby’s Very First Book of Farm Animals (Jan. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0794532185); and Baby’s Very First Touchy-Feely Play Book (Jan. 1, board book, $11.99, ISBN 978-0794531669) by Stella Baggott, all ages. Baby’s Very First Word Books presents Baby’s Very First Word Book by Fiona Watt (Jan. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0794529796), all ages. That’s Not My Elephant by Fiona Watt (Jan. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0794531676) joins Touchy-Feely Board Books, all ages. And Greeting Cards gains 20 Party Invitations to Color by Candice Whatmore (Jan. 1, cards, $9.99, ISBN 978-0794531409), ages 3 to 4.

That’s Not My Sticker Book releases That’s Not My Farm Sticker Book (Jan. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0794532048); and That’s Not My Zoo Sticker Book (Jan. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0794532055) by Rachel Wells, ages 3-up. Joining My First Books are My First Fairyland Book by Susanna Davidson (Jan. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0794532277); My First Pirate Book by Struan Reid (Jan. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0794532284), ages 3-up. New First Stencil Cards are First Stencil Cards Animals by Vicky Arrowsmith (Jan. 1, cards, $8.99, ISBN 978-0794532529); and First Stencil Cards Farm (Jan. 1, cards, $8.99, ISBN 978-0794532451), ages 3-up. Pull-Back Books welcomes Busy Helicopter Book by Fiona Watt (Jan. 1, board book, $24.99, ISBN 978-0794532031), ages 3-up. Noisy Books adds Noisy Body Book by Jessica Greenwell (Jan. 1, board book, $18.99, ISBN 978-0794531331), ages 3-up. And Look Inside Board Books greets Look Inside a Farm by Katie Daynes (Jan. 1, board book, $15.99, ISBN 978-0794532499); and Look Inside an Airport by Rob Lloyd Jones (Jan. 1, board book, $15.99, ISBN 978-0794532345), ages 3-up.

Picture Books releases Magical Stories for Little Children by Lesley Sims (Jan. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0794529192), ages 3-up. First Sticker Books gains Time for School Sticker Book by Felicity Brooks (Jan. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0794531317); and Book of Animals, illus. by Cecilia Johansson and Rebecca Finn (Jan. 1, paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-0794531324), ages 4-up. Wipe-Clean Books introduces Wipe-Clean Mazes by Stacey Lamb (Jan. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0794532574), ages 4-up. Sticker Dolly Dressing releases Sticker Dolly Dressing Costumes & Parties by Emily Bone and Vicky Arrowsmith (Jan. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0794531348); Sticker Dolly Dressing Dream Jobs by Bone (Jan. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0794532536); and Sticker Dolly Dressing Shopping Girls by Fiona Watt (Jan. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0794532543), ages 4-up. And Pirates First Coloring Book by Sam Taplin (Jan. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0794532604) joins First Sticker Coloring Books, ages 4-up.

Coloring Books presents Monsters Coloring Book by Candace Whatmore (Jan. 1; paper; $5.99; ISBN 978-0794531959); and Butterflies Coloring Book by Megan Cullis (Jan. 1; paper; $5.99; ISBN 978-0794531133), ages 4-up. First Sticker Coloring Books introduces First Sticker Book Easter by Jessica Greenwell and Elizabeth Dalby (Jan. 1; paper; $9.99; ISBN 978-0794532666); and Fairies First Sticker Coloring Book (Jan. 1; paper; $5.99; ISBN 978-0794531294), ages 4-up. New Big Books are Big Book of Big Ships by Minna Lacey (Jan. 1; hardcover; $14.99; ISBN 978-0794530778); and Big Book of Sea Creatures by Alex Firth and Minna Lacey (Jan. 1; hardcover; $14.99; ISBN 978-0794532444), ages 4-up. And Build a Picture Sticker Books adds Build a Picture Sticker Trucks (Jan. 1; paper; $6.99; ISBN 978-0794532482); and Build a Picture Sticker Trains (Jan. 1; paper; $6.99; ISBN 978-0794532611) by Felicity Brooks, ages 4-up.

Sticker Dressing offers Sticker Dressing Heroes by Megan Cullis (Jan. 1; paper; $8.99; ISBN 978-0794532673); and Sticker Dressing Pirates by Kate Davies and Louie Stowell (Jan. 1; paper; $8.99; ISBN 978-0794531652), ages 5-up. New Activity Cards are Animal Quiz Cards by Simon Tudhope (Jan. 1; cards; $8.99; ISBN 978-0794532123); and Astronomy & Space Fact Cards by Sam Taplin (Jan. 1; cards; $9.99; ISBN 978-0794532246), ages 6 to 8; Sharks Fact Cards by Phillip Clarke (Jan. 1; cards; $9.99; ISBN 978-0794532406); Impressionist Paintings by Sarah Courtauld (Jan. 2; cards; $9.99; ISBN 978-0794529420); and Famous Paintings (Jan. 1; cards; $9.99; ISBN 978-0794529239), ages 6-up; and Famous Artists by Sarah Courtauld (Jan. 1; cards; $16.99; ISBN 978-0794531232), ages 9-up. And new Art titles are Usborne Art Coloring Book by Sarah Courtauld, illus. by Antonia Miller, Abigail Brown, and Nicola Butler (Jan. 1; paper; $8.99; ISBN 978-0794529765), ages 6 to 8; and My Very First Art Coloring Book with Stickers by Rosie Dickens (Jan. 1; paper; $5.99; ISBN 978-0794532734), ages 6-up.

Joining Wipe-Clean Activity Cards are Logic Puzzles (Jan. 1; cards; $9.99; ISBN 978-0794532468); and Word Puzzles (Jan. 1; cards; $9.99; ISBN 978-0794532208)by Sarah Khan, ages 6-up. Atlases gains First Atlas by Kirsteen Rogers (Jan. 1; paper; $9.99; ISBN 978-0794531942), ages 8-up. See Inside Board Books offers See Inside the Second World War by Rob Lloyd Jones (Jan. 1; board book; $13.99; ISBN 978-0794530853), ages 7-up; and See Inside Inventions Internet Referenced by Alex Frith (Jan. 1; board book; $13.99; ISBN 978-0794532390), ages 8-up. Sticker Books welcomes Titanic Sticker Book by Megan Cullis and Emily Bone (Jan. 1; paper; $9.99; ISBN 978-0794532765), ages 8-up. What’s Math All About? by Alex Frith (Jan. 1; paper; $10.99; ISBN 978-0794531263) launches What’s Math All About?, 8-up. Encyclopiedia adds Encyclopedia of World Religions by Ruth Brocklehurst (Jan. 1; paper; $14.99; ISBN 978-0794527532), ages 10-up. And Solitaire by Bernard Ashley (Jan. 1; paper; $6.99; ISBN 978-0794530310) is a new Fiction title, ages 12-up.


Jonah’s Whale by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Giuliano Ferri (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-0802853820) retells this biblical tale. Ages 4 to 8.

John Jensen Feels Different by Henrik Hovland, illus. by Torill Kove (Feb. 15, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-0802853998). None of an alligator’s attempts to fit in succeed. Ages 5 to 9.

Garmann’s Secret by Stian Hole (Feb. 15, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0802854001) is a follow-up to Garmann’s Summer and Garmann’s Street. Ages 6 to 10.

Heroes of the Year by Frances Watts, illus. by Judy Watson (Mar. 31, paper, $6, ISBN 978-0802854124). Ernie Eggers and his sidekick, Maud the sheep, try to win the Heroes of the Year award. Ages 7 to 10.

Big Bad Sheep by Bettina Wegenast (Apr. 15, hardcover, $12, ISBN 978-0802854094). After the demise of the big, bad wolf, a sheep decides to take his place. Ages 8 to 12.

Son of a Gun by Anne de Graaf (Apr. 15, paper, $8, ISBN 978-0802854063). Based on true stories of children in Liberia, this tells of a brother and sister who are kidnapped and forced to become child soldiers. Ages 8 to 12.


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The Beasties by Jenny Nimmo, illus. by Gwen Millward (May 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1405243353) is a book about the power of imagination and the comfort of storytelling. Ages 3 to 5.

Adventure Classics for Boys: Robinson Crusoe, Treasure Island, Kidnapped! by Daniel Defoe and Robert Louis Stevenson (June 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1405254656) offers abridged versions of these novels. Ages 7 to 10.

Famous Classics for Girls: Heidi, What Katy Did, Black Beauty by Johanna Spyri, Susan Coolidge, and Anna Sewell (June 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1405254663) offers retellings of these classics. Ages 7 to 10.

Angel’s Fury by Bryony Pearce (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1405251358) is a novel that reflects the horrors of the Holocaust and the nature of persecution. Ages 12-up.


Striker launches with Sudden Death by Nick Hale (Apr. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1405249508), ages 10 to 12.


Martha, No! by Edward Hardy, illus. by Deborah Allwright (Mar. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1606842669). Can Martha’s newest nanny keep track of her? Ages 2-up.

How Not to Run for President by Catherine Clark (Jan. 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1606841013). When Aidan inadvertently becomes the focus of the U.S. presidential election, he realizes there’s a dark side to the media spotlight. Ages 8 to 12.

Invasion of the Dognappers by Patrick Jennings (Apr. 24, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1606842874). Kids discover that aliens are responsible for the disappearance of the neighborhood dogs. Ages 8 to 12.

The Paradise Trap by Catherine Jinks (Apr. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1606842737). Marcus is psyched about the magical world he discovers—until he learns he might never escape. Ages 8 to 12.

Horse Camp by Nicole Helget, illus. by Nate Leboutillier (May 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1606843512). When brothers are sent to their uncle’s farm, they discover the animals are mean, the water is rusty, and the chores are endless. Ages 9 to 12.

Shift by Em Bailey (May 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1606843581). Olive grows suspicious when a new girl who’s rumored to have killed her parents befriends the popular group. Ages 12-up.

The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison (Feb. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1606842638). A teen is drawn into a mystery when she finds a pendant that’s been stolen from a murdered girl. Ages 14-up.

BZRK by Michael Grant (Feb. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1606843123) tells of a corporation with a “vision” for the future and the group that fight it. Ages 14-up.

Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross (Apr. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1606843239). Searching to learn about her past, Mira stumbles upon a place where Grimm fairy tales come to life. Ages 14-up.

Quaranteen by Lex Thomas (Apr. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1606843291). When a virus strikes a high school, students form gangs to survive. Ages 14-up.

One Moment by Kristina McBride (June 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1606840863). A teenager struggles to remember what happened in the instant before a cliff-diving accident that left her boyfriend in a coma. Ages 14-up.


Goofballs debuts with The Crazy Case of Missing Thunder (Feb. 28, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1606841648); and The Startling Story of the Stolen Statue (Feb. 28, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1606841655) by Tony Abbott, illus. by Colleen Madden, ages 7 to 9. The Clone Chronicles launches with Popular Clone by M.E. Castle (Jan. 24, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1606842324), ages 8 to 12. The Jaguar Stones presents The End of the World Club by J&P Voelkel (Feb. 28, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1606843079), ages 10-up. Dark Devine continues with The Savage Grace by Bree Despain (Mar. 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1606842218), ages 12-up. Raised by Wolves adds Taken by Storm by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (May 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1606843192), ages 12-up. And Hourglass issues Timepiece by Myra McEntire (June 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1606841457), ages 12-up.


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Patriots of African Descent in the Revolutionary War: Part I by Marion Lane (Feb. 15, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-0982494547). A family historian tells his great-grandson about their family’s military service during the Revolutionary War. Ages 8-up.

The DivaGirl’s Guide to Style and Self-Respect: It’s Your Pocketbook to Success by Cheryl Wadlington with Sonya Beard (Mar. 5, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-0982494578) addresses issues that affect girls’ self-esteem and ability to succeed. Ages 13 to 18.


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My Dad Is Big and Strong, But...: A Bedtime Story by Coralie Saudo, illus. by Kris Di Giacomo (May 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1592701223). A boy tries to put his father to bed. Ages 3 to 8.

Coppernickel Goes Mondrian by Wouter Van Reek (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1592701193). A man and his dog go in search of the future. Ages 5 to 8.

Little Bird by Germano Zullo, illus. by Albertine (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1592701186) is the story of the friendship between a kind man and a bird. Ages 5-up.


Being in the World adds Beach Feet by Kiyomi Konagaya, illus. by Masamitsu Saito (June 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1592701216), ages 3 to 7. And Stories Without Words continues with Giant Seed by Arthur Geisert (June 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1592701155), ages 4 to 8.


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The Boy Who Biked the World: On the Road to Africa by Alastair Humphreys and Tom Morgan-Jones (Feb. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1903070758) is an adaptation of Humphreys’s adult book chronicling his cycling adventures. Ages 9 to 12.


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Tara and Ash-ting welcomes Tara and Her Talking Kitten Meet a Mermaid by Diana Cooper, illus. by Kate Shannon (June 1, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1844095803), ages 7 to 9.


How to Raise Monarch Butterflies: A Step-By-Step Guide for Kids by Carol Pasternak (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1770850019; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1770850026). This guide to raising butterflies includes facts about the monarch’s life cycle. Ages 6-up.


I Want to Be offers I Want to Be a Chef (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1770850033; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1770850040); and I Want to Be a Soldier (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1770850354; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1770850361) by Dan Liebman, ages 4 to 7.


Arizona Way Out West and Wacky: Awesome Activities, Humorous History and Fun Facts by Conrad Storad and Lynda Exley (Jan; paper; $11.95; ISBN 978-1589850477) offers highlights of this state’s history, stories, and activities. Ages 5 to 12.

Horrifa’s Magic Makeover: Witch Way to the Ball? by Susan L Krueger (Jan. 1; $11.95; ISBN 978-1589850880). Magic and mayhem unfold when a young witch insists on attending a ball thrown by mortals. Ages 8 to 12.


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Silly Frilly Grandma Tillie by Laurie Jacobs, illus. by Anne Jewett (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0979974687). A playful grandmother adopts various personas when she babysits. Ages 5 to 7.

Victricia Malicia: Book-Loving Buccaneer by Carrie Clickard, illus. by Mark Meyers (June 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1936261123). A book lover born and raised on her family’s pirate ship is a disaster on deck. Ages 7 to 9.


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My First Root Children by Sybylle von Olfers (Mar. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-0863158599). In spring, Mother Nature awakens the root children from their underground slumber and they go outside to play. Ages 1-up.

Reuben and Barney’s Day on the Farm by Nannie Kuiper, illus. by Alex de Wolf (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0863158582). Reuben and Barney play and do chores on the farm. Ages 2-up.

The Children of Hat Cottage (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0863158551). Children who live in a hat-shaped cottage tackle housework while their mother is away. Ages 3-up.

The Princess and the Pea by Hans Christian Andersen, illus. by Maja Dusikova (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0863158575) presents this classic tale. Ages 3-up.

In the Land of Twilight by Astrid Lindgren, illus. by Marit Tornqvist (Mar. 1, hardcover, $22.95, ISBN 978-0863158865). At dusk, a boy visits the Land of Twilight and explores Stockholm. Ages 5-up.


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No More Kisses for Bernard! by Niki Daly (Feb. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847801050). When a boy refuses to be kissed, his aunts find a way to show affection. Ages 3 to 6.

The Little Tim Collection by Edward Ardizzone (Feb. 20, multiple copy pack, $75, ISBN 978-1847801821). This boxed set of six classic Little Tim stories comes with a CD of Stephen Fry reading the tales. Ages 5 to 8.

How the Whale Became: And Other Stories by Ted Hughes, illus. by Jackie Morris (Mar. 19, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1845079284) describes how various creatures came to be. Ages 5 to 8.

ABC UK by James Dunn, illus. by Helen Bate (Apr. 16, novelty book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1847802002) is a British-themed alphabet book. Ages 5 to 8.

The Drop in My Drink: The Story of Water on Our Planet by Meredith Hooper, illus. by Chris Coady (Apr. 23, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1847803351) explains where Earth’s water came from and how life began. Ages 6 to 9.

Food and Faith by Susan Reuben and Sophie Pelham (May 21, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1845079864). Six children reveal through words and photos how food is central to their religious rituals. Ages 6 to 9.

Let’s Celebrate!: Festival Poems from Around the World, edited by Debjani Chatterjee and Brian D’Arcy, illus. by Shirin Adl (Mar. 19, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1847800879). Poets pay tribute to festivals around the world. Ages 7 to 10.

School for Princes: Stories from the Panchatantra by Jamila Gavin, illus. by Bee Willey (Apr. 16, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1845079901) draws from the collection of Asian fables known as the Panchatantra. Ages 7 to 10.

The Leopard Boy by Julia Johnson, illus. by Marisa Lewis (May 21, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1847802132). In this story set in the Arabian peninsula, Khalid learns about the danger faced by the last of the leopards. Ages 7 to 10.

When I Grow Up by Benjamin Zephaniah, photos by Prodeepta Das (May 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847800596) looks at 12 occupations and the people who fill them. Ages 7 to 10.

Takeshita Demons: The Filth Licker by Cristy Burne (Mar. 19, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1847801364). At school camp in the forest, Miku has premonitions of danger. Ages 8 to 12.

Too Much Trouble by Tom Avery (Apr. 16, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1847802347). Two brothers star in this modern-day spin on Oliver Twist. Ages 8 to 12.

The Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings by Elizabeth Laird, illus. by Shirin Adl (Feb. 20, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1847802538) retells this epic poem by the poet Firdousi from ancient Persia. Ages 10 to 13.

Sea of Tears by Floella Benjamin (Mar. 19, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1847800589). When Jasmine’s family moves back to Barbados from London, she has trouble fitting in. Ages 11 to 14.

The Taming of Lilah May by Vanessa Curtis (Feb. 20, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1847801494). Lilah May, angry since her brother disappeared, wonders if her best friend is trustworthy. Ages 12 to 14.

Blood Runner by James Riordan (Feb. 20, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1845079345) centers on two black brothers growing up in South Africa under apartheid. Ages 12 to 15.

At Yellow Lake by Jane McLoughlin (May 21, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1847802873). At a Wisconsin lakeshore, three kids stumble onto the scene of a crime. Ages 12 to 15.

Far from Home by Na’ima B. Robert (May 21, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1847800060). The lives of two girls who live far apart are linked by a terrible secret. Ages 13 to 16.

Lia’s Guide to Winning the Lottery by Keren David (Mar. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1847803313). A teen’s life is turned upside-down when she wins the jackpot. Ages 13-up.


Eye on the Wild adds Cheetah (Feb. 20, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1847803016); and Gorilla (Feb. 20, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1847802996) by Suzi Ezsterhas, ages 4 to 7. And Nursery Rhyme Crimes welcomes Little Bo Peep (Feb. 20, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1847801548); and Tom, Tom, the Piper’s Son (Apr. 23, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1847801555) by Priscilla Lamont, ages 5 to 8.


Heart of a Warrior: 7 Ancient Secrets to a Great Life by Jim Langlas (Apr. 9, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1575423883). A Taekwondo master explores seven principles drawn from the martial arts tradition and relates them to character education. Ages 12 to 15.

ADHD in HD: Brains Gone Wild by Jonathan Chesner (Apr. 2, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1575423869). The author shares personal stories of failure and success and offers advice on managing the difficulties of ADHD. Ages 14-up.


Zach Rules offers Zach Apologizes (May 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1575423890); and Zach Gets Frustrated (May 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1575423906) by William Mulcahy, illus. by Darren McKee, ages 5 to 8.


Muskrat for Supper: Exploring the Natural World with the Last River Rat by Kenny Salwey (Apr. 10, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1555915674). This story of a family that embarks on a hunting and trapping adventure delivers lessons about understanding the importance of nature’s circle of life. Ages 10 to 14.

Civil War Scrapbook: I Was There Too! by History Colorado (June 12, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1555916688) features a chronology of this war, emphasizing the women, children, and minorities involved. Ages 10 to 14.