Fuzzwippers continues with Fuzzwippers Make Good Helpers (Mar. 21, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0988356252) and Fuzzwippers Make Great Travelers (June 21, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0988356269) by Marilynn Halas, illus. by Jeremy Provost, ages 3 to 7.


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Sometimes Just One Is Just Right by Gayle Byrne (Mar. 5, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-0789211293). A boy explores the perks and pitfalls of being an only child. Ages 2 to 6.


Look What I Can Do! by Nancy Viau, illus. by Anna Vojtech (Mar. 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419705298) celebrates how children and animals grow and learn new things. Ages 3 to 6.

Someone’s Sleepy by Deborah Lee Rose, illus. by Dan Andreasen (May 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419705397) presents a bedtime story. Ages 3 to 6.

The Museum by Susan Verde, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds (Mar. 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419705946) pays tribute to the power of art. Ages 3 to 7.

The Steadfast Tin Soldier by Hans Christian Andersen, retold by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Jen Corace (Mar. 12, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1419704321) is an updated version of Andersen’s fairy tale. Ages 4 to 8.

My Grandpa by Marta Altes (Apr. 9, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1419705885) depicts a child’s unconditional love for an aging grandparent. Ages 4 to 8.

12 Days of New York by Tonya Bolden, illus. by Gilbert Ford (Mar. 12, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1419705427) offers an urban twist on a familiar song. Ages 5 to 8.

Bad Boy, Good Boy by Kay Chorao (May 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419705205) rounds up four stories of comic misunderstanding. Ages 5 to 8.

Pluto’s Secret by Margaret Weitekamp with David DeVorkin, illus. by Diane Kidd (Mar. 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419704239) discusses the former planet. Ages 5 to 9.

Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote by Duncan Tonatiuh (May 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419705830) examines illegal immigration. Ages 6 to 9.

Barbed Wire Baseball by Marissa Moss, illus. by Yuko Shimizu (Apr. 9, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1419705212) relays a true story of hope and sports. Ages 6 to 10.

Diego Rivera by Susan Goldman Rubin (Feb. 5, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-0810984110). This biography explores the creation of Rivera’s murals. Ages 8 to 12.


Hello Kitty stars in Hello Kitty: Easter Bonnet Surprise (Feb. 5, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1419709104), ages 3 to 7, and Hello Kitty: What Will You Be A to Z? (Apr. 2, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1419709111), ages 3 to 8.


Like Bug Juice on a Burger by Julie Sternberg, illus. by Matthew Cordell (Apr. 2, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1419701900) is a sequel to Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie. Ages 7 to 10.

Art2-D2’s Guide to Folding and Doodling by Tom Angleberger (Mar. 26, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1419705342) shows how to create Star Wars origami, doodles, and other projects. Ages 8 to 12.

Genie Wishes by Elisabeth Dahl (Apr. 2, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419705267) is a debut novel about a fifth grader’s wishes, hopes, and dreams. Ages 8 to 12.

Dorko the Magnificent by Andrea Beaty (Apr. 2, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419706387) is a novel about magic, loss, and life’s sleights of hand. Ages 8 to 12.

An Army of Frogs by Trevor Pryce, illus. by Sanford Greene (May 7, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1419701726). The author, a former pro football player, presents a fantasy featuring animal warriors. Ages 8 to 12.

Undertown by Melvin Jules Bukiet (Mar. 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419705892) is an adventure set in the underground sewer system of New York City. Ages 10 to 14.

My Summer of Pink & Green by Lisa Greenwald (May 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419704130) is a sequel to My Life in Pink & Green. Ages 10 to 14.

Bruised by Sarah Skilton (Mar. 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419703874) is a first novel about letting go of guilt and finding first love. Ages 12-up.

In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters (Apr. 2, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419705304). Set in 1918, this is a combination love story, ghost story, and mystery. Ages 12-up.

Will & Whit by Laura Lee Gulledge (May 7, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1419705465) is a graphic novel about facing the darkness. Ages 12-up.


New Topps League Stories by Kurtis Scaletta, illus. by Ethen Beavers, are You’re Out! (Apr. 2, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1419706592) and Batter Up! (Apr. 2, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1419707278), ages 7 to 9. And The Popularity Papers continues with The Awesomely Awful Melodies of Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang by Amy Ignatow (Mar. 5, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1419705366), ages 9 to 13.


Dive In! (Mar. 12, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1419705236) and Dig In! (Mar. 12, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1419705229) by April Jones Prince, illus. by Michelle Berg, are construction-site board books with moving parts. Ages 1 to 4.

Hello Kitty, Hello Spring! (Mar. 12, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1419706882) and Hello Kitty, Hello Summer! (Mar. 12, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1419706875) by Jean Hirashima are board books introducing the seasons. Ages 1 to 4.

Bella Loves Bunny by David McPhail (Mar. 12, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1419705434) showcases the special bond between a child and her favorite stuffed animal. Ages 1 to 4.

Up Close by Gay Wegerif (Apr. 9, board book, $12.95, ISBN 978-1419703911) is a guess-the-animal board book. Ages 1 to 4.

The Jellybeans Love to Dance by Laura Numeroff, illus. by Lynn Munsinger (Mar. 12, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1419706226) marks the Jellybeans’ board book debut. Ages 2 to 4.

Hello in There! by Jo Witek, illus. by Christine Roussey (May 7, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419703713) is an interactive flap book aimed at siblings-to-be. Ages 2 to 4.

How to Be a Cat by Nikki McClure (Mar. 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419705281). A kitten learns the art of feline behavior. Ages 2 to 5.

Where Is Mama? by Yating Hung (Apr. 9, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1419707186). Five little tadpoles search for their mother in this pop-up tale. Ages 2 to 5.

Pantone: Color Cards by Andrew Gibbs (Mar. 12, novelty book, $14.95, ISBN 978-1419706264) presents a set of flash cards in Pantone colors. Ages 3-up.


How to Fake a Moon Landing by Darryl Cunningham (Apr. 2, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1419706899) examines hydrofracking, climate change, and other science topics. Ages 12-up.

Legends of the Blues by William Stout (May 7, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1419706868) compiles 100 portraits of blues artists. Ages 12-up.


Melvin: The Luckiest Monkey in the World by Claudia Boldt (Mar. 5, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1849760867). A monkey who thinks he’s unlucky discovers that the opposite is true. Ages 3 to 5.

The Great House Hunt by Davide Cali, illus. by Marc Boutavant (Mar. 5, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1849761000). A ladybug couple searches for a new home. Ages 5 to 7.

What Happens When... by Delphine Chedru (Apr. 2, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1849761031) is a lift-the-flap story about what happens to things we lose or let go of. Ages 5 to 7.


Baby Parade by Rebecca O’Connell, illus. by Susie Poole (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0807505090) spotlights babies in wagons, in backpacks, on foot, and in parents’ arms. Ages 1 to 4.

Picture a Tree by Barbara Reid (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807565261) views a tree in each season and from various angles. Ages 4 to 7.

Little Rooster’s Diamond Button by Margaret Read MacDonald, illus. by Will Terry (Mar. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0807546451). In this Hungarian folktale, a rooster finds a button and the king snatches it. Ages 4 to 7.

All Kinds of Friends by Norma Simon, illus. by Cherie Zamazing (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807502839) celebrates friendship. Ages 4 to 7.

The Three Bears ABC by Grace Maccarone, illus. by Hollie Hibbert (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807578230) is an alliterative, alphabetical retelling of the familiar story. Ages 4 to 7.

These Seas Count! by Alison Formento, illus. by Sarah Snow (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807578711) explores the importance of keeping the seas healthy. Ages 4 to 7.

Lazy Daisy, Cranky Frankie: Bedtime on the Farm by Mary Ellen Jordan, illus. by Andrew Weldon (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0807544006). Farm animals behave badly at bedtime. Ages 4 to 7.

Dig Those Dinosaurs by Lori Haskins Houran, illus. by Francisca Marquez (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0807515792). A paleontologist and crew find, assemble, and exhibit dinosaur bones. Ages 4 to 7.

Barnaby the Bedbug Detective by Catherine Stier, illus. by Karen Sapp (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807509043). A dog adopted from a shelter finds his true calling. Ages 4 to 7.

Sam and Charlie (and Sam Too!) by Leslie Kimmelman, illus. by Stefano Tambellini (Mar. 1, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0807572139) collects five stories about friends who try to live by the motto: love your neighbor as yourself. Ages 6 to 8.

Mary Walker Wears the Pants by Cheryl Harness, illus. by Carlo Molinari (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807549902) profiles one of the first women doctors in the U.S. and the only woman to earn the Medal of Honor. Ages 6 to 9.

In Search of Goliathus Hercules by Jennifer Angus (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0807529904). Henri discovers he is able to talk to insects. Ages 8 to 12.

Samphire Song by Jill Hucklesby (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807572245). When Jodie buys a wild horse, she recognizes that he’s damaged, because the girl understands all about pain. Ages 9 to 13.


Flicka, Ricka, Dicka return in Flicka, Ricka, Dicka Bake a Cake (Mar. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0807525067) and Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and the Strawberries (Mar. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0807525128) by Maj Lindman, ages 5 to 8. The Buddy Files adds The Case of the School Ghost by Dori Hillestad Butler, illus. by Jeremy Tugeau (Mar. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0807509371), ages 6 to 8. Lulu is back in Lulu and the Dog from the Sea (Book 2) by Hilary McKay, illus. by Priscilla Lamont (Mar. 1, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0807548202), ages 7 to 10. Spotlight Club Mysteries gains Mystery of the Bewitched Bookmobile (Mar. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0807576854) and Spotlight Club: Mystery at Blue Ridge Cemetery (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0807576953) by Florence Parry Heide and Roxanne Heide Pierce, illus. by Sophie Escabasse, ages 7 to 10. The Boxcar Children Mysteries offers The Boardwalk Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner, illus. by Tim Jessell (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0807508022; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0807508039), ages 7 to 10. And Pip and the Twilight Seekers is a new Spindlewood Tale by Chris Mould (Mar. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0807565537), ages 8 to 12.


Being Henry David by Cal Armistead (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0807506158). Alone with no memory in New York City, Hank possesses only a worn copy of Walden. Ages 13-up.


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Big Blue Lake by Robert W. Armstrong (May 3, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-0980146837) relays a rhyming bedtime story. Ages 2 to 4.

Big and Little ABC by Sandra Ure Griffin (Apr. 5, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-0974444673) is a concept alphabet book. Ages 2 to 5.

What Makes My Dad Happy by Tania Cox, illus. by Lorette Broekstra (May 1, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1742378381) reveals the joys of being a child and of being a dad. Ages 3 to 5.

Dillan McMillan Please Eat Your Peas by David Schneider (Apr. 19, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-0974444642) is a tale with a surprise ending. Ages 3 to 8.


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Old Tom’s Big Book of Beauty by Leigh Hobbs (Apr. 1, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1743314142). What happens when a naughty cat is given a beauty book? Ages 3 to 5.

Ruby Learns to Swim by Phillip Gwynne, illus. by Tamsin Ainslie (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1742377506) celebrates learning to swim. Ages 3 to 5.

Heather Fell in the Water by Doug MacLeod, illus. by Craig Smith (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1742376486). Heather overcomes her fear of the water. Ages 3 to 5.

Monsieur Albert Rides to Glory by Peter Smith, illus. by Bob Graham (June 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1742376806). In the Grand Cycle Race, Monsieur Albert takes on the French champion. Ages 5 to 7.

Tashi: The Complete Collection by Anna Fienberg and Barbara Fienberg, illus. by Kim Gamble (May 1, kit, $44.99, ISBN 978-1742373898) collects 32 stories. Ages 5 to 7.

Horrible Harriet by Leigh Hobbs (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1865084404). Horrible Harriet finds her first friend. Ages 5 to 7.

The Coat by Julie Hunt, illus. by Ron Brooks (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1741146059). A lonely coat helps a man discover his magical talents. Ages 5 to 7.

On the Farm by Roland Harvey (June 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1741758825). Uncle Kev puts the family to work on his farm. Ages 5 to 7.

The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde, illus. by Ritva Voutila (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1742376509) is a retelling of a tale of forgiveness. Ages 6 to 10.

Mr. Badger and the Big Surprise (Apr. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1742374178) and Mr. Badger and the Missing Ape (Apr. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1742374185) by Leigh Hobbs are tales set in the Boubles Grand Hotel. Ages 7 to 9.

The Dream of the Thylacine by Margaret Wild, illus. by Ron Brooks (June 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1742373836). This story featuring a Tasmanian tiger addresses environmental issues. Ages 8 to 10.

The Tunnels of Tarcoola by Jennifer Walsh (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1742376752). Four kids discover a network of tunnels leading to a mysterious abandoned house. Ages 9 to 12.

Green Monkey Dreams (June 1, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1742379470) and Metro Winds (June 1, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1865084442) by Isobelle Carmody are short-story collections. Ages 9-up.

The Wilful Eye, ed. by Isobelle Carmody and Nan McNab (Apr. 1, paper, $18.99, ISBN 978-1742374406) compiles stories based on fairytales. Ages 14-up.


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When We Go Walking by Cari Best, illus. by Kyrsten Brooker (Apr. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1477816486) celebrates family, walking, discovery, and creating. Ages 4 to 8.

Poco Loco by John Krause and Maria Chua (Apr. 30, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1477816493) details the adventures of an inventor mouse. Ages 4 to 8.

Slugger by Susan Pearson, illus. by David Slonim (Mar. 19, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1477816417). A slug wants to join a baseball team, but how can he hold a bat? Ages 4 to 8.

Little Red Hot by Eric A. Kimmel, illus. by Laura Huliska-Beith (Feb. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1477816387). Little Red Hot takes a hot pepper pie to Grandma, who is really a coyote in disguise. Ages 4 to 8.

Peep Leap by Elizabeth Verdick, illus. by John Bendall-Brunello (Mar. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1477816400) is a counting book that highlights the giant leap that wood ducks must make on their second day in the world. Ages 4 to 8.

Rainstack! by Onur Tukel (Jun. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1477816554). Rabbit builds a robot to help the other animals deal with a drought. Ages 4 to 8.

Baby Wants Mama by Nancy Loewen, illus. by Deborah Melmon (May 7, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1477816516) is a picture book about family dinnertime. Ages 4 to 8.

What NOT to Give Your Mom on Mother’s Day by Martha Seif Simpson (Apr. 2, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1477816479). Different mothers like different things. Ages 4 to 8.

Barnyard Fun by Maureen Wright, illus. by Paul Ratz de Tagyos (Mar. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1477816431). Sheep plays April Fools’ Day jokes on his friends. Ages 4 to 8.

Storm Song by Nancy Viau and Mela Bolinao, illus. by Olivier Genoux (Apr. 16, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1477816462). A reassuring read-aloud about a thunderstorm. Ages 4 to 8.

Hero Mom by Melinda Hardin, illus. by Bryan Langdo (Apr. 2, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1477816455) is about mothers in the military. Ages 4 to 8.

Gandhi: The March to the Sea by Alice B. McGinty, illus. by Thomas Gonzalez (Apr. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1477816448) shows how Gandhi’s famous March helped lead to India’s freedom. Ages 9 to 12.

Samurai Summer by Ake Edwardson (June 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1477816547). Influenced by the code of a Samurai warrior, a teen fights to free a summer camp from tyranny. Ages 12-up.

Me & My Invisible Guy by Sarah Jeffrey (Feb. 5, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1477816363). Shy Mallory’s imaginary boyfriend keeps the guys away—until everyone at school learns the truth. Ages 12-up.

Sketchy by Olivia Samms (Apr. 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1477816509) launches the Bea Catcher Chronicles, about a 17-year-old recovering addict who discovers she can see and draw people’s thoughts. Ages 14-up.

Ghost Time by Courtney Eldridge (June 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1477816578). Thea thought she knew everything about her boyfriend—until he disappeared. Ages 14-up.

Permanent Record by Leslie Stella (Mar. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1477816394) illustrates with dark humor the ways the bullied fight back. Ages 14-up.

Silent Harmony by Michele Scott (May 28, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1477817131) is a novel involving mystery, mean girls, and romance. Ages 14-up.

You Know What You Have to Do by Bonnie Shimko (Mar. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1477816424). Funny, feisty, 15-year-old Mary Magdalene Feigenbaum, otherwise known as Maggie, starts to hear a voice in her head telling her to kill people. 14-up.

The Waiting Tree by Lindsay Moynihan (May 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1477816349). Four brothers struggle to find peace amidst conflict. Ages 14-up.

Out of Breath by Rebecca Donovan (July 2, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1477817186) concludes the Breathing trilogy. Ages 17-up.



Innerstar University continues with Project Friendship by Laurie Calkhoven (May 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1609581701) and Second Chances by Erin Falligant (May 26, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1609581718), ages 8-up. American Girl Historical Characters issues Kit Color & Craft, illus. by Renée Graef and Walter Rane (Feb. 26, spiral bound, $14.99, ISBN 978-1609581060); Julie Color & Craft, illus. by Graef, Robert Papp, and Lisa Papp (Feb. 26, spiral bound, $14.99, ISBN 978-1609581053); and Rebecca Color & Craft, illus. by Graef and Robert Hunt (Feb. 26, spiral bound, $14.99, ISBN 978-1609581046), ages 8-up; and Haunted Opera by Sarah Masters Buckey (Feb. 26, hardcover, $10.95, ISBN 978-1609580872; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1609580865); Traitor in the Shipyard by Kathleen Ernst (Feb. 26, hardcover, $10.95, ISBN 978-1609580858; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1609580841); and Lost in the City by Kathleen O’Dell (Feb. 26, hardcover, $10.95, ISBN 978-1609581787; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1609581770), all illus. by Sergio Geovine, ages 9-up. And new American Girl Advice & Activity Books are Care and Keeping of You Collection, Revised Edition (Feb. 26, kit, $37.99, ISBN 978-1609581855), Feelings Book, Revised Edition (Feb. 26, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1609581831), and Feelings Book Journal, Revised Edition (Feb. 26, spiral bound, $8.99, ISBN 978-1609581848) by Lynda Madison, illus. by Josée Masse; Care and Keeping of You, Revised Edition by Valorie Schaefer, illus. by Masse (Feb. 26, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1609580834); Care and Keeping of You Journal, Revised Edition by Cara Natterson (Feb. 26, spiral bound, $8.99, ISBN 978-1609581657); Doll Boutique by Trula Magruder (Feb. 26, kit, $21.99, ISBN 978-1609581121); Stitch and Send by Carrie Anton, illus. by Jen Skelley Duval (Feb. 26, kit, $21.99, ISBN 978-1609581091); Animal Answers by Anton, illus. by Thu Thai (May 29, spiral bound, $12.95, ISBN 978-1609581114); and It’s a Girl’s Word! by Magruder, illus. by Thai (May 29, spiral bound, $12.95, ISBN 978-1609581138), ages 8-up; and Advice & Care and Keeping of You 2 by Natterson, illus. by Masse (Feb. 26, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1609580421), ages 10-up.


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Charley Harper ABCs by Charley Harper (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1623260033) is an alphabet book featuring the graphic artist’s animal illustrations. Ages 2 to 5.

Counting in the Garden by Emily Hruby, illus. by Patrick Hruby (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1623260057) teaches the numbers from one to 12 using flowers, fruits, and vegetables. Ages 2 to 5.

Alexander Girard Color by Alexander Girard and Gloria Fowler (June 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1623260040) uses the work of textile and graphic designer Girard to teach basic hues. Ages 2 to 5.

ABC Is for Circus by Patrick Hruby (June 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1623260064) celebrates the colorful and festive world of the circus through each letter of the alphabet. Ages 2 to 5.


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Pot-san’s Tabletop Tales by Satoshi Kitamura (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1849393782) relays the adventures of a little teapot and his tabletop friends. Ages 3 to 5.

We’re Going to a Party! by Jeanne Willis, illus. by Tony Ross (May 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1849391221). Animals prepare for a fancy costume party in this lift-the-flap story. Ages 3 to 5.

The Snuggle Sandwich by Malachy Doyle, illus. by Gwen Millward (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1849393904). After the morning bustle, a family finds a quiet moment to snuggle together. Ages 3 to 5.

Melric the Magician Who Lost His Magic by David McKee (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1849394390). The king’s magician goes on a quest to retrieve his lost magic. Ages 3 to 5.

Mayfly Day by Jeanne Willis, illus. by Tony Ross (Feb. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1842706060). Mayfly enjoys every moment of the one day she has to live. Ages 4 to 8.

Superfrog and the Big Stink! by Michael Foreman (Mar. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1849395168). Superfrog saves the day when garbage from the city pollutes his pond. Ages 5 to 8.


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Elmer and the Birthday Quake by David McKee (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1467711173). Things take an unexpected turn as Rose and the pink elephants celebrate Old’s 100th birthday. Ages 4 to 9.

Pets You Get by Thomas Taylor, illus. by Adrian Reynolds (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1467711432). A boy learns that even the smallest of pets can be fun. Ages 4 to 8.

Two Shy Pandas by Julia Jarman, illus. by Susan Varley (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1467711418). Will two pandas muster up the courage to become friends? Ages 4 to 9.

Oh! If Only… by Michael Foreman (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1467712132). A chain of events unfolds as a boy and a dog unwittingly unleash havoc. Ages 4 to 9.


Little Princess returns in I Don’t Want to Go to the Hospital! by Tony Ross (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1467711555), ages 4 to 9.


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Beginning Pearls by Stephan Pastis (July 9, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1449423032) brings the Pearls Before Swine comic to young readers. Ages 7 to 12.

Lio: Making Friends by Mark Tatulli (May 14, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1449425586) introduces a young scientist and comic book fan. Ages 8 to 12.


Big Nate stars in Big Nate: Game On! by Lincoln Peirce (Apr. 16, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1449427771), ages 8 to 12. And Cul de Sac Books adds Mighty Alice Goes Round and Round by Richard Thompson (July 9, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1449437213), ages 8 to 12.


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The Robot Book by Heather Brown (June 4, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1449432508) answers questions about robots. Ages 1 to 4.

Who Lives Here? by Paula Croyle, illus. by Heather Brown (July 2, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1449432317) offers a lift-the-flap look at animal habitats. Ages 1 to 4.

In Your Dreams by Leslie Jonath, illus. by Jana Christy (Feb. 5, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1449428587) encourages children to dream big. Ages 2 to 4.

Today I’ll Be a Princess by Paula Croyle, illus. by Heather Brown (Apr. 2, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1449428655) shows that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the castle walls. Ages 3 to 5.

ABC Train by Kate Stone (May 7, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1449431570) is a train-shaped board book introducing the alphabet. Ages 3 to 5.

Heads & Tails by Kate Stone (May 7, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1449432461). This accordion-style board book features animal faces and tails. Ages 3 to 5.

Bon Voyage, Lucy! by Elizabeth Barton, illus. by Milena Kirkova (Apr. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1449403539). This book with die-cut pages follows Lucy’s travels. Ages 4 to 8.


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Dog Comes Too (Mar. 1, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1554514793) and Cat Comes Too (Mar. 1, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1554514786) by Hazel Hutchins, illus. by Gosia Mosz, are follow-ups to Up Dog; and Up Cat. Ages 2 to 4.

What the Snakes Wrote by Hazel Hutchins, illus. by Tina Holdcroft (Feb. 15, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-1554514731; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1554514724). When a farmer covers up their winter home, snakes express their distress by twisting their bodies into words. Ages 5 to 8.

When I Was Eight by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, illus. by Gabrielle Grimard (Mar. 1, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-1554514915; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1554514908). An Inuit girl realizes her dream of learning to read in this picture book adaptation of the middle-grade novel Fatty Legs. Ages 6 to 9.

10 Plants That Shook the World by Gillian Richardson, illus. by Kim Rosen (Mar. 15, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1554514458; paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1554514441) showcases 10 plants that have been agents for profound changes, both good and bad. Ages 10 to 12.

Bones Never Lie: How Forensics Helps Solve History’s Mysteries by Elizabeth MacLeod (Mar. 15, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1554514830; paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1554514823) reveals how scientists have used modern crime-solving techniques to answer questions about historical figures. Ages 10 to 12.

Showtime: Meet the People Behind the Scenes by Kevin Sylvester (Apr. 1, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-1554514878; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1554514861) spotlights those working behind the scenes at a concert. Ages 10 to 12.

Follow Your Money: Who Gets It, Who Spends It, Where Does It Go? by Michael Hlinka, illus. by Kevin Sylvester (Mar. 18, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1554514816; paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1554514809) offers an introduction to finance. Ages 10-up.

War Brothers: The Graphic Novel by Sharon McKay, illus. by Daniel LaFrance (Apr. 1, hardcover, $27.95, ISBN 978-1554514892; paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1554514885) is a graphic novel adaptation of McKay’s young adult novel about a coerced teen soldier in Uganda. Ages 14-up.


We Thought of It adds The Arab World Thought of It: Inventions, Innovations, and Amazing Facts by Saima Hussain (Mar. 1, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-1554514779; paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1554514762), ages 10 to 12. And The Big Picture debuts with Native Americans: A Visual Exploration by S. Paleja, illus. by Kevin Loring (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1554514854), ages 10 to 14.


Canta, Rana, canta / Sing, Froggie, Sing by Carolyn Dee Flores (May 31, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1558857643). This bilingual picture book translates a Latin American folksong. Ages 3 to 7.

The Patchwork Garden / Pedacitos de huerto by Diane de Anda, illus. by Oskana Kemarskaya (May 31, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1558857636). In this bilingual story, a girl inspires her neighbors to create urban community gardens. Ages 7 to 10.

Feminist and Abolitionist by Virginia Sánchez-Korrol (Apr. 20, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1558857650) is a biography of Cuban revolutionary Emilia Casanova. Ages 11-up.

The Witches of Ruidoso by John Sandova (Apr. 30, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1558857667) is a coming-of-age story set in the southwestern U.S. at the end of the 19th century. Ages 14-up.


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Agent Colt Shore: Domino 29 by Axel Avian (May 15, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1933608525). When teen Colt Shore learns he’s heir to a secret-agent dynasty, he finds himself and his friends in terrible danger. Ages 10-up.


Hole in the Bottom of the Sea: With CD (Enhanced) by Jessica Law, illus. by Jill McDonald (June 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1846868610) examines sea creatures and their places in the food chain. Ages 3 to 6.

Farmer’s Life for Me: With CD (Enhanced) by Jan Dobbins, illus. by Laura Huliska-Beith (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1846867903) follows a day in the life of a farming family. Ages 3 to 7.

Girl with a Brave Heart by Rita Jahanforuz, illus. by Vali Mintzi (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1846869297). A girl in Teheran is rewarded when she is kind to an elderly neighbor. Ages 4 to 10.


Monster Stories adds Grim, Grunt and Grizzle-Tail (May 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1846869105) and Rona Long-Teeth (May 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1846869082) by Fran Parnell, illus. by Sophie Fatus, ages 6-up. And Greek Myths issues Orpheus and Eurydice (May 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1846867842), Demeter and Persephone (May 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1846868344), and Theseus and the Minotaur (May 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1846867828) by Hugh Lupton, illus. by Carole Henaff, ages 8-up.


Bunny’s Egg Hunt by Happy Books (Mar. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0764166167) is an Easter story introducing colors. Ages 1 to 4.

Penguins Can’t Fly by Richard Byrne (Feb. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1438002545). A young penguin saves his seagull friend. Ages 2 to 5.

Too Small for My Big Bed by Amber Stewart, illus. by Layn Marlow (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0764165870). A young tiger dislikes the dark and sleeping alone in his bed. Ages 2 to 5.

Chick Pea and the Changing Trees by Linda Cole Design, Ltd. (Apr. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0764165931). In this pull-the-tab book, Chick Pea and his bluebird pal learn about seasons. Ages 2 to 5.

My Spanish Sticker Dictionary (Mar. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1438002521) and My French Sticker Dictionary (Mar. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1438002538) by Catherine Bruzzone and Louise Millar, illus. by Louise Comfort. Picture stickers help introduce Spanish and French words. Ages 3 to 6.

Six Little Chicks by Jez Alborough (Mar. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1438001814). Can a hen keep her chicks and her unhatched egg away from a fox? Ages 3 to 6.

Is That You, Monster? by Steve Cox (Mar. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0764166082). In this interactive tale, Sam is afraid that a monster is lurking while he is camping with friends. Ages 3 to 6.

Under the Sea by Fiona Munro (Feb. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1438002408) and On the Farm by Emily Stead (Feb. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1438002392) include activities featuring animals that live in or near the sea; and on the farm. Ages 4 to 7.

Epic Sticker Scene Book (Apr. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1438003382) and Epic Sticker Activity Book (Apr. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1438003375) supplement the upcoming film Epic, based on William Joyce’s The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs. Ages 4-up.

The Boy’s Book of Adventure (July 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0764166112) and The Girl’s Book of Adventure (July 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0764166105) by Michele Lecreux and Celia Gallais, illus. by Esao Millet and Jocelyn Millet, compile outdoor activities. Ages 8 to 12.

There’s Only One Direction by Jen Wainwright (Apr. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1438003276) presents biographical sketches and photos of One Direction band members. Ages 8 to 16.

Justin Bieber: Test Your Super Fan Status, Revised Edition by Jo Strange (Apr. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1438003405) includes puzzles, quizzes, games, and photos. Ages 8-up.

How to Raise and Keep a Dragon, 2nd Edition by John Topsell, illus. by Joseph Nigg (Mar. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0764165757) features a dragon poster. Ages 9-up.

Twisted Fairy Tales by Maura McHugh, illus. by Jane Laurie (Feb. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0764165887) gives familiar stories gothic twists. Ages 11-up.


New Shake & Play Bath Books by Caroline Davies are Fish (Feb. 1, hardcover, $5.99, ISBN 978-1438073408), Duck (Feb. 1, hardcover, $5.99, ISBN 978-1438073392), Whale (Feb. 1, hardcover, $5.99, ISBN 978-1438073422), and Turtle (Feb. 1, hardcover, $5.99, ISBN 978-1438073415), up to age 3. Rock & Rattle Books introduces Puppy (Feb. 1, board book, $3.99, ISBN 978-0764165924), Mouse (Feb. 1, board book, $3.99, ISBN 978-0764165917), Bunny (Feb. 1, board book, $3.99, ISBN 978-0764165894), and Kitty (Feb. 1, board book, $3.99, ISBN 978-0764165900) by Jeremy Child, illus. by Caroline Davies, ages 1 to 3. On the Go! Books by Gill Guile welcomes Tommy the Tractor (Mar. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0764166051), Bobby the Bulldozer (Mar. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0764166020), Danny the Digger (Mar. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0764166037), and Tiny the Train (Mar. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0764166044), ages 1 to 4. Mini Creatures by Happy Books presents Little Butterfly (Mar. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0764165962), Little Frog (Mar. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0764165979), and Little Ladybug (Mar. 1, board book, $4.99, ISBN 978-0764165955), ages 1 to 4. My First Seasons adds Spring (Feb. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0764165856) and Summer (Feb. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0764165863) by Giovanni Caviezel, illus. by Roberta Pagnoni, ages 2 to 5. And Richard Scarry's Concept Books presents Richard Scarry’s All the Colors of Busytown (Mar. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0764166013) and Richard Scarry’s Let’s Count with Lowly (Mar. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0764166006) by Richard Scarry, ages 2 to 5.

Joining Classic Fairy Tale Pop-Ups are Three Little Pigs by Miriam Latimer (Mar. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0764165993) and Little Red Riding Hood by Julia Seal (Mar. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0764165986), both illus. by Sam Ita, ages 3 to 6. New Creativity Books are Science and Inventions Creativity Book: Games, Models to Make, High-Tech Craft Paper, Stickers, and Stencils by Ruth Thomson (Feb. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1438002514); Wildlife Adventure Creativity Book (Feb. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1438002415) by Moira Butterfield; Vacation Creativity Book: Games, Cut-Outs, Art Paper, Stickers, and Stencils by Mandy Archer (Feb. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1438002507); and Fashion Tween Pocket Activity Fun & Games (May 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1438003160), Horse and Pony Creativity Book (Mar. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1438001272), and Space Creativity Book (June 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1438002644) by Andrea Pinnington, ages 6-up. Pocket Activity Fun & Games adds Princess Pocket Activity Fun & Games (May 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1438003139) and Dragon Pocket Activity Fun & Games (May 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1438003146) by Andrea Pinnington, ages 6-up. And Awesome Animals introduces Panda Panic by James Rix (Apr. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1438003047); Penguin Pandemonium by Jeanne Willis (Apr. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1438003016); Raccoon Rampage by Andrew Cope (Apr. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1438003023); and Meerkat Madness by Ian Whybrow (Apr. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1438003030), ages 7-up.


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Ender’s World: Fresh Perspectives on the SF Classic Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (ed.) (Apr. 2, paper; $14.95, ISBN 978-1937856212) is a collection of essays by various writers offering new insight into Card’s Ender’s Game universe. Ages 14-up.


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Marina and the Little Green Boy continues with Marina and the Little Green Boy Go to School/Marina y el nino verde van al colegio by Antonio Vicente, illus. by Miguel Ordonez (Apr. 1, hardcover, $11.95, ISBN 978-8492968022), ages 4 to 8.


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365 Simple Science Experiments With Everyday Materials by E. Richard Churchill and Muriel Mandell, illus. by Louis Loeschnig (Mar. 5, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1579129279) compiles activities introducing scientific principals. Ages 8 to 12.


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An A-Z of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit by Sarah Oliver (Apr. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1857829556) is an alphabetical look at the filming of The Hobbit. Ages 10-up.


All Through My Town by Jean Reidy, illus. by Leo Timmers (Mar. 5, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1599907857) takes a walking tour of a community. Ages 3 to 6.

Chick ’n’ Pug Meet the Dude by Jennifer Sattler (June 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599906003) is a sequel to Chick ‘n’ Pug. Ages 3 to 6.

Athlete vs. Mathlete by W.C. Mack (Feb. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599909158) launches a school-based series about very different twin brothers. Ages 8 to 12.

Wednesdays in the Tower by Jessica Day George (May 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599906454) is a sequel to Tuesdays at the Castle. Ages 8 to 12.

The Quirks: Welcome to Normal by Erin Soderberg (June 4, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1599907895) is the debut novel in a series about a quirky family. Ages 8 to 12.

How Do You Burp in Space? by Susan Goodman, illus. by Michael Slack (July 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599900681) is a guidebook for inter-galactic vacations. Ages 8 to 12.

Red River Stallion by Troon Harrison (Feb. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599908458). In 1830s Canada, a girl travels on horseback in search of her father. Ages 10 to 14.

Odette’s Secrets by Maryann Macdonald (Feb. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599907505). Inspired by a true story, this centers on a Jewish girl in Nazi-occupied France. Ages 10 to 14.

The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan (July 23, hardcover, $15.25, ISBN 978-1408823002). A Polish girl adjusts to her new life in England. Ages 10 to 14.

Anthem for Jackson Dawes by Celia Bryce (Apr. 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599909752) is a novel about the healing power of first love. Ages 12 to 17.

Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt (Mar. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599907871). A teen copes with a breakup by retreating to a simpler time. Ages 12 to 17.

The Academy: Game On by Monica Seles, illus. by James LaRosa (May 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1599909769). A teenage tennis player finds drama at an elite sports academy. Ages 12 to 17.

Hidden by Marianne Curley (June 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1599908403) presents a fantastical romance about a girl whose hidden powers become visible. Ages 12 to 17.

Dance of Shadows by Yelena Black (Feb. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1599909400) launches a trilogy starring ballet dancers who may harbor deadly secrets. Ages 12 to 17.

Me, Him, Them, and It by Caela Carter (Feb. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599909585). A pregnant teen must make difficult decisions. Ages 12 to 17.

Witch Fire by Laura Powell (June 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1619630062) is a follow-up to Burn Mark. Ages 12 to 17.


The Ellie McDoodle Diaries gains The Show Must Go On by Ruth McNally Barshaw (May 28, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1619630598), ages 8 to 12. And Pandora’s Mythic Misadventures concludes with Pandora Gets Frightened by Carolyn Hennesy (June 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1599904429), ages 8 to 12.


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Quack Like a Duck! by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Simms Taback (Feb. 26, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1609052607) invites children to make some noise. Up to age 3.

Count and Color: Fly (Feb. 12, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1609053420) and Swim by Nicola O’Byrne (Feb. 12, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1609052997) by Nicola O’Byrne. These color and counting book feature creatures that fly; and swim. Ages 2 to 5.

Mmm... Let’s Eat! by Libby Koponen, illus. by Betsy Thompson (May 14, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1609052928). Colorful food inspires hungry animals. Ages 2 to 5.

Language Flash Cards by Huy Voun Lee (June 11, novelty book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1609052720) introduces words in four languages. Ages 2 to 5.

I Can Doodle: Rhymes by Travis Foster (Feb. 12, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1609052980) pairs doodling with rhyming. Ages 4 to 6.

Read + Write: Rhyming Words by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Yukiko Kido (Feb. 26, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1609053352) combines doodling, coloring, and rhyme recognition. Ages 4 to 6.

Monster, Be Good! by Natalie Marshall (Feb. 26, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-160903147) offers tips on taming a child-like monster. Ages 4 to 8.

Backstage Cat by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Jenni Desmond (Mar. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1609052867). A feline explores the world of the theater. Ages 4 to 8.

Draw Patterns with Barroux by Barroux (Mar. 26, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1609053000) reveals how to recognize, copy, and create patterns. Ages 4 to 8.

Bear in Underwear: Goodnight Underwear by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Todd H. Doodler (Apr. 9, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1609053635). This homage to Margaret Wise Brown’s bedtime classic stars a tighty-whitey-wearing bear. Ages 4 to 8.

It’s a Firefly Night by Dianne Ochiltree, illus. by Betsy Snyder (May 14, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1609052911) is a rhyming story about capturing, counting, and releasing fireflies. Ages 4 to 8.

What Is Part This, Part That? by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Tom Slaughter (May 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1609053093) challenges readers to think about what certain parts add up to. Ages 4 to 8.


DwellStudio gains Hello, Dinosaur (May 14, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1609053369), up to age 3. New Flip-a-Shape books by SAMI are Go! (Jan. 22, novelty book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1609053383) and Yum! (Jan. 22, novelty book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1609053376), up to age 3. My First Activity Books adds Draw + Learn: Faces Everywhere by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Yukiko Kido (Feb. 26, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1609053390), ages 3 to 7. Balloon Toons presents My Friend Fred, the Plant by Daniel Cleary, illus. by Kanako Usui (Apr. 9, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1609052959); and The Radically Awesome Adventures of the Animal Princess by Pranas Naujokaitis (Apr. 9, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1609052966), ages 6 to 9.


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Kings of Ruin by Sam Cameron (Mar. 19, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1602828643). Two teens team up to defeat a top-secret alien intelligence that causes car, truck, and train accidents. Ages 13 to 18.

Swans and Klons by Nora Olsen (May 14, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1602828742). In a world in which there are no males, two girls fight to survive when they learn that everything they believe is a lie. Ages 13 to 18.


Uh-Oh, Dodo! by Jennifer Sattler (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1590789292). Dodo’s walk with Mama is filled with discoveries, challenges, and surprises. Ages 2 to 5.

Doggone Feet! by Leslie Helakoski (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1590789339). A pet dog gradually accepts the chaos and joy that new babies bring. Ages 4 to 7.

Biggest! Littlest! Bats by Sandra Markle (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1590789520). Photos illustrate this look at various kinds of bats. Ages 5 to 7.

Speed by Nathan Clement (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1590789377) chronicles a stock car race. Ages 5-up.

The Mystery of Darwin’s Frog by Marty Crump, illus. by Steve Jenkins and Edel Rodriguez (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1590788646) explains the mystery of researchers’ discovery that one of Darwin’s frog specimens was full of tadpoles. Ages 7 to 11.


Revolutionary Friends by Selene Castrovilla, illus. by Drazen Kozjan (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1590788806) tells of the friendship between George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette. Ages 8-up.


Face Bug by J. Patrick Lewis, illus. by Kelly Murphy, photos by Fred Siskind (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1590789254). Poems relay the story of two beetle friends attending the grand opening of the Face Bug Museum. Ages 6 to 10.

Grumbles from the Forest: Fairy-Tale Voices with a Twist by Jane Yolen and Rebecca Kai Dotlich, illus. by Matt Mahurin (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1590788677) reveals the voices of familiar fairy-tale characters. Ages 7-up.

Cowboy Up! by Nancy Bo Flood, illus. by Jan Sonnemair (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1590788936). Narrative poems and prose pair with photos to showcase a Navajo rodeo. Ages 8 to 12.


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Forest Fairy Crafts by Lenka Vodicka-Paredes, illus. by Asia Curie (June 1, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1607056904) collects 28 fairy-themed sewing projects. Ages 7-up.

We Love to Sew by Annabel Wrigley (Apr. 1, paper, $22.95, ISBN 978-1607056324) presents step-by-step instructions for 30 projects. Ages 8-up.

Fabric • Paper • Thread: 26 Projects to Stitch with Friends by Kristen Sutcliffe (July 1, paper, $21.95, ISBN 978-1607057154) compiles projects using simple crafting and sewing techniques. Ages 9 to 14.


Peep and Ducky by David Martin, illus. by David Walker (Feb. 12, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763650391) relays the adventures of two friends. Up to age 3.

Twenty Big Trucks in the Middle of the Street by Mark Lee, illus. by Kurt Cyrus (June 11, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763658090) is a counting tale featuring trucks. Ages 3 to 5.

One Gorilla: A Counting Book by Anthony Browne (Feb. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763663520) rounds up an array of creatures for kids to count. Ages 3 to 7.

Tomhais Méid Mo Ghrá Duit (Guess How Much I Love You) by Sam McBratney, illus. by Anita Jeram (Feb. 12, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0763665708) translates the story of Little and Big Nutbrown Hare into Irish. Ages 3 to 7.

Nora’s Chicks by Patricia MacLachlan, illus. by Kathryn Brown (Feb. 26, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763647537) addresses fresh beginnings and making friends. Ages 3 to 7.

Phoebe and Digger by Tricia Spring-stubb, illus. by Jeff Newman (Mar. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763652814). With a new baby in residence, what will happen when Phoebe needs Mama? Ages 3 to 7.

Farmer John’s Tractor by Sally Sutton, illus. by Robyn Belton (Mar. 26, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763664305). A reliable old tractor rescues a family stranded in a flood. Ages 3 to 7.

Hooray for Bread by Allan Ahlberg, illus. by Bruce Ingman (Apr. 23, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763663117) describes a day in the life of a loaf. Ages 3 to 7.

Nurse Clementine by Simon James (Feb. 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763663827). Clementine wants to practice her first-aid skills, but her brother presents an unexpected challenge. Ages 3 to 7.

Romping Monsters, Stomping Monsters by Jane Yolen, illus. by Kelly Murphy (July 9, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763657277) is a sequel to Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters. Ages 3 to 7.

Ghost in the House by Ammi Joan Paquette, illus. by Adam Record (July 9, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763655297). A cumulative Halloween counting book. Ages 3 to 7.

Rosie’s Magic Horse by Russell Hoban, illus. by Quentin Blake (Feb. 26, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763664008). An ice-pop stick collection becomes a flying horse, and a girl’s escape, in Hoban’s final picture book. Ages 4 to 8.

I Dare You Not to Yawn by Helene Boudreau, illus. by Serge Bloch (Mar. 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763650704) is a cautionary bedtime fable. Ages 4 to 8.

Vampire Baby by Kelly Bennett, illus. by Paul Meisel (July 9, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763646912). When Tootie gets her first teeth, it’s clear to her big brother that she’s no ordinary baby. Ages 4 to 8.

Becoming Babe Ruth by Matt Tavares (Feb. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763656461) focuses on the baseball legend’s formative years. Ages 5 to 8.

World Rat Day by J. Patrick Lewis, illus. by Anna Raff (Mar. 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763654023) celebrates wacky holidays. Ages 5 to 8.

The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleisch-man, illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline (Mar. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763646011) relays an immigration tale. Ages 6 to 9.

Let’s Build a Playground by Michael J. Rosen and KaBOOM!, photos by Ellen Kelson and Jennifer Cecil (Apr. 23, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763655327) chronicles the building of a playground. Ages 6 to 9.

Mouse Bird Snake Wolf by David Almond, illus. by Dave McKean (May 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763659127). The imaginations of three children take on unexpected life in this creation tale. Ages 7 to 10.

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis (Feb. 26, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763660505). A bumbling hero launches a whodunit series. Ages 8 to 12.

Ivy Takes Care by Rosemary Wells, illus. by Jim LaMarche (Feb. 26, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763653521) centers on a girl in mid–20th century Nevada with an exceptional gift. Ages 8 to 12.

Look Up!: Bird-watching in Your Own Backyard by Annette LeBlanc Cate (Mar. 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763645618) offers tips for aspiring ornithologists. Ages 8 to 12.

Sneaky Art: Crafty Surprises to Hide in Plain Sight by Marthe Jocelyn (Mar. 26, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0763656485) tells how to make crafts and hide them in unlikely spots. Ages 8 to 12.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car by Ian Fleming, illus. by Joe Berger (Mar. 12, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0763666668) offers new art for Fleming’s original text. Ages 9 to 12.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Race Against Time by Frank Cottrell Boyce, illus. by Joe Berger (Mar. 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763659820) is Boyce’s second sequel to Fleming’s novel. Ages 9 to 12.

Zebra Forest by Adina Rishe Gewirtz (Apr. 9, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763660413) is a debut novel about siblings coping with a life-changing family secret. Ages 9 to 12.

Bluffton by Matt Phelan (July 23, hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 978-0763650797). This graphic novel offers a peek into Buster Keaton’s childhood. Ages 9 to 12.

Garden Princess by Kristin Kladstrup (Mar. 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763656850) is a fantasy featuring a horticultural-minded princess, an evil witch, and a magpie with a secret. Ages 10-up.

Mirage by Jenn Reese (Mar. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763654184) is a sequel to Above World. Ages 10-up.

Wild Boy: The Real Life of the Savage Aveyron by Mary Losure, illus. by Timothy Basil Ering (Mar. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763656690) tells of a boy found living alone in the forests of southern France in 1798. Ages 10-up.

Hero on a Bicycle by Shirley Hughes (Apr. 9, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763660376) is a World War II adventure that shows how ordinary people can be capable of extraordinary things in extraordinary circumstances. Ages 10-up.

Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner, illus. by Julian Crouch (Feb. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763665531). Set in a ruthless regime, this novel centers on a teen who risks all to expose the truth about a heralded moon landing. Ages 12-up.

The Cydonian Pyramid by Pete Hautman (May 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763654047) is the sequel to The Obsidian Blade. Ages 12-up.

Feral Nights by Cynthia Leitich Smith (Feb. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763659097) launches a series featuring characters from the Tantalize quartet. Ages 14-up.

Surfacing by Nora Raleigh Baskin (Mar. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763649081). A star swimmer with uncanny insight into others is the heroine of this novel of grief, blame, and forgiveness. Ages 14-up.

Fat Angie by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo (Mar. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763661199). A new girl at school befriends Angie, whose life is in tatters. Ages 14-up.

Black Helicopters by Blythe Woolston (Mar. 26, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763661465). Alternating past and present vignettes tell the story of a teen with a bomb strapped to her chest. Ages 14-up.

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina (Mar. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763658595). A Latina teen who is targeted by a bully at her new school discovers resources she never knew she had. Ages 14-up.

Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta (Apr. 23, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0763658359) concludes the fantasy trilogy that began with Finnikin of the Rock and Froi of the Exiles. Ages 14-up.

Jane Austen Goes to Hollywood by Abby McDonald (Apr. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763655082) is a contemporary take on Sense and Sensibility, set in L.A. Ages 14-up.

Plague in the Mirror by Deborah Noyes (June 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763659806). A teen’s doppelganger from 1348 Florence lures her into the past in hopes of exacting a deadly trade. Ages 14-up.


Peppa Pig stars in Peppa Pig and the Muddy Puddles, illus. by Ladybird (Apr. 9, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0763665234), ages 2 to 5. Lucy Cousins’s Maisy returns in Maisy Grows a Garden (Feb. 12, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763662424) and Maisy’s Fairground (June 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763664916), ages 2 to 5; and Doodle with Maisy (Apr. 9, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0763664909), ages 3 to 7. Stink is back in Stink and the Freaky Frog Freakout by Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds (Feb. 12, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0763661403), ages 5 to 8. Bink and Gollie reappear in Bink and Gollie: Best Friends Forever by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee, illus. by Tony Fucile (Apr. 23, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763634971), ages 6 to 9. Emily Windsnap returns in Emily Windsnap and the Land of the Midnight Sun by Liz Kessler, illus. by Natacha Ledwidge (Feb. 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763658243), ages 8 to 12. The Five Kingdoms continues with The Music of Zombies by Vivian French, illus. by Ross Collins (July 9, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763659301), ages 8 to 12. And Ruby Redfort stars in Ruby Redfort Take Your Last Breath by Lauren Child (May 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763654689), ages 10-up.


Littleland by Marion Billet (May 14, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763665500) offers a tour of a bustling little place. Ages 2 to 5.

Dinosaur Zoom! by Penny Dale (Apr. 23, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763664480). Dinosaurs race to a birthday party in a variety of vehicles. Ages 2 to 5.

Open Very Carefully by Nick Bromley, illus. by Nicola O’Byrne (Feb. 26, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763661632). What would you do if you realized that a crocodile had fallen into your storybook and was wreaking havoc? Ages 3 to 7.

The Princess and the Peas by Caryl Hart, illus. by Sarah Warburton (Feb. 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763665326). When Lily-Rose May refuses to eat her peas, the doctor diagnoses an incurable case of Princess-itus and sends her to live at the palace. Ages 3 to 7.


Bizzy Bear is back in Bizzy Bear: Fire Rescue! (Feb. 12, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0763665180) and Bizzy Bear: Pirate Adventure (Feb. 12, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0763665197) by Benji Davies, up to age 3. Noodle stars in Noodle Loves the Zoo by Marion Billet (Mar. 26, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0763665494), up to age 3. And Pip and Posy return in The Big Balloon by Axel Scheffler (Apr. 23, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0763663728), ages 2 to 5.


Faces for Baby by Yana Peel (Mar. 12, board book, $21.99, ISBN 978-0763664336). This follow-up to Art for Baby showcases contemporary art. Up to age 3.

I Spy on the Farm by Edward Gibbs (Feb. 26, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763664312). Readers look through spy holes to spot farmyard animals. Ages 2 to 5.

King of Space by Jonny Duddle (Mar. 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0763664350). A boy living on a moog farm and attending intergalactic citizen school is destined to become King of Space. Ages 3 to 7.

Matilda and Hans by Yokococo (May 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0763664343) centers on a very good girl and a very naughty boy. Ages 3 to 7.

Wash-a-Bye Bear by Thomas Docherty (May 14, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0763664862). Flora loves Bear just the way he is, so what will she do when he emerges clean from the washing machine? Ages 3 to 7.

FArTHER by Grahame Baker-Smith (Feb. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763663704). When a father who dreams of flying does not return from war, his son decides to make the dream come true. Ages 5 to 8.

Paul Thurlby’s Wildlife by Paul Thurlby (Mar. 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0763665630) spotlights 23 animals. Ages 5 to 9.


Barry’s Best Buddy by Renée French (Mar. 12, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1935179214) relays the adventures of Barry the Bird and his pal Polarhog. Ages 4 to 8.


Benjamin Bear returns in Bright Ideas by Philippe Coudray (Mar. 26, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1935179221), ages 4 to 8.


Goodnight Baseball by Michael Dahl, illus. by Christina Forshay (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1623700003). Created in partnership with Sports Illustrated Kids, this bedtime book introduces the sights and sounds of a baseball game. Ages 4 to 7.

Flood by Alvaro Villa (Feb. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1623700010) wordlessly illustrates the experience and aftermath of a flood from one family’s perspective. Ages 6 to 8.

Dessert Designer: Creations You Can Make and Eat! by Dana Meachen Rau (Feb. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1623700065) shows how to decorate desserts. Ages 8 to 14.

Stitch Head by Guy Bass, illus. by Pete Williamson (Apr. 1, hardcover, $10.95, ISBN 978-1623700072) is an adventure starring a mad professor’s forgotten creation. Ages 8 to 14.

Heart of War by M. Zachary Sherman (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1623700027) follows one military family through four generations of U.S. wars, from WWII to the war in Afghanistan. Ages 9 to 13.

Wish by Beth Bracken, illus. by Odessa Sawyer (Apr. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1623700034) is a story about friendship, growing up, and the power of wishes. Ages 9 to 13.


Paper Artist: Creations Kids Can Fold, Tear, Wear, or Share by Gail Green, illus. by Kara Laughlin (Feb. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1623700041) rounds up more than 50 craft projects. Ages 8 to 14.

Fashion Drawing Studio: A Guide to Sketching Stylish Fashions by Mari Bolte, illus. by Brooke Hagel (Feb. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1623700058) introduces fashion illustration. Ages 8 to 14.


Spot It issues Football Frenzy (Feb. 1, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1620656914) and Hockey Scramble (Feb. 1, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1620656921) by Sarah L. Schuette, ages 2 to 4. My First Picture Encyclopedias releases Show Me Transportation (Feb. 1, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1620659311) and Show Me Insects (Feb. 1, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1620659298) by Mari Schuh; Show Me Community Helpers by Clint Edwards (Feb. 1, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1620659182); Show Me Dogs (Feb. 1, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1620659274) and Show Me Reptiles (Feb. 1, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1620659281) by Megan Cooley Peterson; Show Me Dinosaurs by Janet Riehecky (Feb. 1, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1620659168); Show Me Space by Steve Kortenkamp (Feb. 1, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1620659229); and Show Me Polar Animals by Lisa Amstutz (Feb. 1, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1620659205), ages 4 to 8. And joining Smithsonian Drawing Books are How to Draw Amazing Animals by Kristen McCurry, illus. by Leonardo Meschini (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1620657263); and How to Draw Incredible Ocean Animals by McCurry, illus. by Jared Osterhold (Apr. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1620657287), ages 8 to 11.

You Choose: WWII adds World War II Infantrymen by Steven Otfinoski (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1620657164); World War II Spies by Michael Burgan (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1620657225); and World War II Naval Forces by Elizabeth Raum (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1620657201), ages 8 to 12. Hunting Dogs offers Terriers by Gail Langer Karwoski (Feb. 1, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1620659397); Hounds by Becky D. Levine (Feb. 1, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1620659342); Setters by Christine Zuchora-Walske (Feb. 1, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1620659373); and Retrievers (Feb. 1, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1620659366), Spaniels (Feb. 1, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1620659380), and Pointers (Feb. 1, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1620659359) by Tammy Gagne, ages 8 to 12. And You Choose: Survival gains Can You Survive Being Lost at Sea? by Allison Lassieur (Apr. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1620657119) and Can You Survive an Earthquake? by Rachael Hanel (Apr. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1620657096), ages 8 to 12.

Into the Great Outdoors welcomes Fly Fishing for Kids (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1620656945) and Ice Fishing for Kids (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1620656952) by Tyler Omoth; Bear Hunting for Kids by Matt Chandler (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1620656938), and Pheasant Hunting for Kids by Jeff Young (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1620656969), ages 8 to 14. Joining Monster Science are Vampires and Light by Jody Jensen Shaffer, illus. by Gervasio (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1620658208); and Zombies and Electricity by Mark Weakland, illus. by Jok (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1620658222), ages 8 to 14. And new High-Tech Sports titles are Technology of Baseball by Thomas Adamson (Feb. 2, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1620659069), Technology of Football (Feb. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1620659106) and Technology of Hockey (Feb. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1620659120) by Shane Frederick, and Technology of Basketball by Suzanne Slade (Feb. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1620659083), ages 10 to 14.



New Pet’s Guides by Anita Ganeri are Ruff’s Guide to Caring for Your Dog (Feb. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1432971380), Winnie’s Guide to Caring for Your Horse or Pony (Feb. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1432971410), Kitty’s Guide to Caring for Your Cat (Feb. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1432971373), Nibble’s Guide to Caring for Your Hamster (Feb. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1432971403), Goldie’s Guide to Caring for Your Goldfish (Feb. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1432971397), and Bunny’s Guide to Caring for Your Rabbit (Feb. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1432971427), ages 6 to 8. And Living in the Wild: Sea Mammals welcomes Sea Otters (Feb. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1432970727) and Walruses (Feb. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1432970734) by Louise A. Spilsbury; Dolphins (Feb. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1432970680) and Humpback Whales (Feb. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1432970697) by Anna Claybourne; and Seals (Feb. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1432970710) and Orcas (Feb. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1432970703) by Claire Throp, ages 9 to 11.


Sidney & Sydney: Third Grade Mix-Up by Michele Jakubowski, illus. by Luisa Montalto (Feb. 1, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1404881044) launches a series about a boy and a girl who share a name and a friendship. Ages 6 to 8.


Charles Reasoner Nursery Rhymes by Charles Reasoner, illus. by Marina Le Ray, adds Humpty Dumpty (Mar. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1404881723), Itsy Bitsy Spider (Mar. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1404881730), and This Little Piggy (Mar. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1404881747), ages 1 to 3. Hello Genius by Michael Dahl debuts with Little Dinos Don’t Push (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1404875340), Little Dinos Don’t Hit (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1404875333), Little Dinos Don’t Bite (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1404875364), and Little Dinos Don’t Yell (Feb. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1404879126), illus. by Adam Record; and Pony Brushes His Teeth (Feb. 1, board book, $4.95, ISBN 978-1404871243), Bear Says Thank You (Feb. 1, board book, $4.95, ISBN 978-1404876224), Penguin Says Please (Feb. 1, board book, $4.95, ISBN 978-1404876255), and Duck Goes Potty (Feb. 1, board book, $4.95, ISBN 978-1404871199), illus. by Oriol Vidal, ages 2 to 4. And launching Princess Heart by Molly Martin, illus. by Melanie Florian, are Princess Sophia Gets Scared (Feb. 1, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1404881105), Princess Addison Gets Angry (Feb. 1, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1404881075), Princess Stella Gets Sad (Feb. 1, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1404881099), and Princess Harper Gets Happy (Feb. 1, hardcover, $6.95, ISBN 978-1404881082), ages 2 to 6.

Monster Knows Math by Lori Capote, illus. by Chip Wass, starts up with Monster Knows More Than, Less Than (Feb. 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1404880399), Monster Knows Patterns (Feb. 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1404880405), Monster Knows Shapes (Feb. 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1404880412), and Monster Knows Numbers (Feb. 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1404880382), ages 4 to 8. The Other Side of the Story issues No Lie, I Acted Like a Beast!: The Story of Beauty and the Beast as Told by the Beast by Nancy Loewen, illus. by Cristian Bernardini (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1404880832); and Seriously, Snow White Was So Forgetful!: The Story of Snow White as Told by the Dwarves by Loewen, illus. by Gerald Guerlais (Feb. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1404880856), ages 4 to 8. Katie Woo returns with Katie Woo Celebrates (Feb. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1404881006) and Katie Woo, Don’t Be Blue (Feb. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1404881013), ages 5 to 7. Kylie Jean by Marci Peschke, illus. by Tuesday Mourning, adds Kylie Jean Pirate Queen (Feb. 1, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1404881037) and Kylie Jean Cupcake Queen (Feb. 1, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1404881020), ages 6 to 8. And Zeke Meeks is back in Zeke Meeks vs. the Big Blah-Rific Birthday (Feb. 1, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1404881051); and Zeke Meeks vs. the Super Stressful Talent Show (Apr. 1, hardcover, $8.95, ISBN 978-1404881068) by D.L. Green, illus. by Josh Alves, ages 7 to 10.



Animal Fairy Tales by Charlotte Guillain, illus. by Dawn Beacon, introduces Kitten Who Cried Dog (Feb. 1, paper, $6.49, ISBN 978-1410950291), Goldiclucks and the Three Bears (Feb. 1, paper, $6.49, ISBN 978-1410950284), Poodle and the Pea (Feb. 1, paper, $6.49, ISBN 978-1410950321), Little Red Riding Duck (Feb. 1, paper, $6.49, ISBN 978-1410950307), and Pandarella (Feb. 1, paper, $6.49, ISBN 978-1410950314), ages 3 to 7. Animal Family Albums releases Cats (Feb. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1410949400) and Rabbits (Feb. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1410949431) by Charlotte Guillain; and Dogs (Feb. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1410949417) and Horses and Ponies (Feb. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1410949424) by Paul Mason, all illus. by Clare Elson, ages 7 to 9. Joining Solving Mysteries with Science are Crop Circles (Feb. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1410949936) and Bermuda Triangle (Feb. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1410949912) by Jane Bingham; and Mermaids (Feb. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1410949943) and Loch Ness Monster (Feb. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1410949929) by Lori Hile, ages 9 to 11. And Treasure Hunters offers Great Art Thefts by Charlotte Guillain (Feb. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1410949585); Lost Cities (Feb. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1410949592) and Tomb Explorers (Feb. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1410949622) by Nicola Barber; and Pirate Treasure (Feb. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1410949608), Shipwrecks (Feb. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1410949615), and Ancient Treasures (Feb. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1410949578) by Nick Hunter, ages 10 to 13.


Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Comics: Tales of the World’s Wildest Beasts by Rudyard Kipling, illus. by Pedro Rodriguez (Feb. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1434248800) is a comics compilation of Just So Stories. Ages 8 to 11.


Train Time by Adria F. Klein, illus. by Craig Cameron, presents Big Train (Feb. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1434248862), Circus Train (Feb. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1434248831), City Train (Feb. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1434248848), and Freight Train (Feb. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1434248855), ages 4 to 6. Comics Land issues Snorkeling with Sea-Bots (Feb. 1, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1434242716) and Dinosaurs for Breakfast (Feb. 1, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1434242709) by Amy J. Lemke; Blastoff to the Secret Side of the Moon! by Scott Nickel (Apr. 1, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1434242730), and New Kid from Planet Glorf by Arie Kaplan (Apr. 1, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-1434242723), all illus. by Jessica Bradley, ages 5 to 7. Dino Detectives by Anita Yasuda, illus. by Steve Harpster, adds Missing Trumpet (Feb. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1434248329), Slime Attack (Feb. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1434248336), Beach Bandit (Feb. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1434248305), and Ghost Sounds (Feb. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1434248312), ages 6 to 8. Dirty Bertie returns in Worms! (Feb. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1434248237) and Fleas! (Feb. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1434248220) by Alan MacDonald, illus. by David Roberts, ages 6 to 8. And Echo and the Bat Pack by Roberto Pavanello, illus. by Blasco Pisapia, releases Chilly Mammoth (Feb. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1434248893) and Pirate with the Golden Tooth (Feb. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1434248886), ages 6 to 8.

The Grunt and the Grouch by Tracey Corderoy, illus. by Artful Doodlers, issues Freaky Funfair (Apr. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1434248282) and Pick ’n’ Mix (Apr. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1434248299), ages 6 to 8. New Girl Sport Stories by Jake Maddox, illus. by Katie Wood, are Dance Team Dilemma (Feb. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434242013), Skating Showdown (Feb. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434242044), Rebound Time (Feb. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434242020), and Running Scared (Feb. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434242037), ages 8 to 11. Joining Wild Rescue by Jan Burchett, illus. by Diane Le Feyer, are Avalanche Alert (Feb. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1434248930), Desert Danger (Feb. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1434248923), Ocean S.O.S. (Apr. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1434248916), and Safari Survival (Apr. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1434248909), ages 8 to 11. Hocus Pocus Hotel continues with Return of Abracadabra by Michael Dahl, illus. by Lisa K. Weber (Feb. 1, hardcover, $10.95, ISBN 978-1434247216), ages 8 to 12. DC Super Heroes Chapter Books: Batman adds eight books, including My Frozen Valentine (Feb. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434217318), Fog of Fear (Feb. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434213655), and Man Behind the Mask (Feb. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434217301), ages 8 to 12. And DC Super Heroes Chapter Books: Superman has eight additions, among them Last Son of Krypton (Feb. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434213799), Museum of Monsters (Feb. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434213723), and Under the Red Sun (Feb. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434213754), ages 8 to 12.

DC Super Heroes Chapter Books: The Dark Knight issues Batman Fights the Joker Virus (Feb. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434242181), Batman and the Flock of Fear (Feb. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434242174), Batman and the Killer Croc of Doom! (Feb. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434242150), and Batman vs. the Cat Commander (Feb, 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434242143), ages 8 to 12. New DC Super Heroes Chapter Books: The Man of Steel are Superman and the Poisoned Planet (Feb. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434242242), Superman Battles Parasite’s Feeding Frenzy (Feb. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434242242), and Superman vs. the Demons of Deep Space (Feb. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434242211), ages 8 to 12. Claudia and Monica: Freshman Girls presents Homecoming by Diana Gallagher (Feb. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1434248879), ages 9 to 13. Joining Edgar Allan Poe Graphic Novels are Tell-Tale Heart by Benjamin Harper, illus. by Dennis Calero (Feb. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434242617); and Pit and the Pendulum by Sean Tulien, illus. by J.C. Fabul (Feb. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1434242600), ages 10 to 14. And Tony Hawk’s 900 Revolution gains Zombified by Blake Hoena, illus. by Caio Majado (Mar. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1434248985); Unearthed by Brandon Terrell, illus. by Wilson Tortosa (Mar. 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1434248978); Flipside by Terrell, illus. by Majado (May 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1434248299); and Recharged by Terrell, illus. by Tortosa (May 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1434248961), ages 10 to 14.


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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, retold by Harriet Castro, illus. by Zdenko Basic (May 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1847327673) includes “The White Rabbit’s Guide to Wonderland.” Ages 8 to 12.


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Paparazzi Princesses by Bria Williams, Reginae Carter, and Karyn Langhorne Folan (June 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1936399352) is a novel centering on the daughters of a music mogul and a famous rapper. Ages 12-up.


Butterfly Colors and Counting by Jerry Pallotta, illus. by Shennen Bersani (Feb. 1, board book, $5.95, ISBN 978-1570918995) is a counting and color book introducing 10 species of butterflies. Up to age 3.

The Little Gray Bunny by Barbara Barbieri McGrath, illus. by Violet Kim (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1580893947; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1580893954). A bunny must prepare for the Easter egg hunt alone when none of his lazy friends wants to help. Ages 3 to 6.

Teddy Bear Patterns by Barbara Barbieri McGrath, illus. by Tim Nihoff (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1580894227; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1580894234). With the help of teddy bear counters, readers learn about using patterns in counting, addition, and multiplication. Ages 4 to 7.

Here Come the Humpbacks! by April Pulley Sayre, illus. by Jamie Hogan (Feb. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1580894050; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1580894067). A humpback whale and her calf migrate from the Caribbean to their summer feeding grounds off the coast of New England. Ages 4 to 7.

Snow School by Sandra Markle, illus. by Alan Marks (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1580894104). Twin snow leopard cubs in Pakistan rely on their mother’s lessons to survive. Ages 4 to 7.

Spring Blossoms by Carole Gerber, illus. by Leslie Evans (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1580894128). Strolling in a forest, children learn about different kinds of flowering trees. Ages 4 to 7.

Kenya’s Song by Linda Trice, illus. by Pamela Johnson (Feb. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1570918469; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1570918476). Kenya learns about her culture and community when given a homework assignment to choose her favorite song. Ages 4 to 7.

The Market Bowl by Jim Averbeck (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1580893688). In this folktale set in modern-day Cameroon, Yoyo tries to regain a blessing from the Great Spirit of the Market. Ages 5 to 8.

Too Hot? Too Cold? by Caroline Arnold, illus. by Annie Patterson (Feb. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1580892766; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1580892773)). Readers learn the general principles of temperature regulation and the ways humans and animals adapt to heat and cold. Ages 6 to 9.

War Dogs by Kathryn Selbert (Feb. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1580894142) reveals the bond between Winston Churchill and his poodle during WWII. Ages 7 to 10.

Bad Girls by Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple, illus. by Rebecca Guay (Feb. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1580891851) introduces 26 notorious women. Ages 10 to 13.


Stuart J. Murphy’s I See I Learn continues with Great Choice, Camille! (Feb. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1580894760; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1580894777) and Percy’s Neighborhood (Feb. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1580894807; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1580894814) by Stuart J. Murphy, ages 2 to 5. Pinch and Dash return in Pinch and Dash and the Terrible Couch by Michael J. Daley, illus. by Thomas F. Yezerski (Feb. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1580893794; paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1580893800), ages 5 to 8. And Ralph Masiello’s Drawing Books issues Ralph Masiello’s Fairy Drawing Book by Ralph Masiello (Feb. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1570915390; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-157091540), ages 6 to 9.


Global Baby Girls by the Global Fund for Children (Feb. 1, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1580894395). This follow-up to Global Babies and American Babies presents photos of baby girls from around the world. Up to age 3.

Healthy Kids by Maya Ajmera, Victoria Dunning, and Cynthia Pon (Feb. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1580894364; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1580894371) collects photos showing the many ways children around the world stay healthy. Ages 4 to 7.


The Art of Stone Skipping and Other Fun Old-Time Games by J.J. Ferrer (Feb. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1936140749) is a book of traditional, non-electronic games. Ages 10-up.

Cool Crosswords for Kids by Sam Bellotto Jr. (Feb. 1, paper, $4.95, ISBN 978-1936140886) collects 74 themed crosswords. Ages 10-up.


I’m in Love with a Big Blue Frog, performed by Peter Paul and Mary, song by Leslie Braunstein, illus. by Joshua Brunet (Feb. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1936140374) illustrates a 1967 song, performed on an accompanying CD. Ages 4-up.


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The Motorboat Book by Ed Sobey (Mar. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1613744475). Text and photos reveal various ways to propel homemade vessels across water. Ages 9-up.

The Wind at Work by Gretchen Woelfle (Mar. 1, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1613741009) is a revised and updated edition of an examination of wind power. Ages 9-up.

Friends of the Earth by Pat McCarthy (Mar. 1, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1569767184) profiles renowned environmentalists and their work. Ages 9-up.

Beyond the Solar System by Mary Kay Carson (June 1, paper, $18.95, ISBN 978-1613745441) traces the evolution of humankind’s pursuit of astronomical knowledge. Ages 9-up.


For Kids adds Verdi for Kids by Helen Bauer (Apr. 1, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1613745007), ages 9-up. And Women of Action welcomes Women of the Frontier by Brandon Marie Miller (Feb. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1883052973), ages 12-up.



First Time presents Performance by Jan Lewis (Mar. 31, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1846434877), ages 2 to 5.


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Caillou: I Can Brush My Teeth by Sarah Margaret Johanson, illus. by Pierre Brignaud (Apr. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-2897180430) is a special edition packaged with a toothbrush. Up to age 2.

Baby Caillou, I’m Growing! by Christine L’Heureux, illus. by Pierre Brignaud (May 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-2897180416). Caillou’s mother tells him about how he loved to grow as a baby in this book with growth chart. Ages 6 mos.-up.


Joining Step by Step are Caillou: I Can Brush My Teeth by Sarah Margaret Johanson, illus. by Pierre Brignaud (Apr. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-2897180324); and Caillou: Be Careful! by Joceline Sanschagrin (Apr. 1, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-2897180393), illus. by Pierre Brig-naud, up to age 2. Search and Count presents Caillou: Around Town (Apr. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-2897180454), up to age 3; and Caillou: Fun Adventures (May 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-2897180348) by Anne Paradis, illus. by Eric Sevigny, ages 3 to 5. Playtime introduces Caillou Learns to Swim (Apr. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-2897180362) and Caillou: The Firefighter (June 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-2894508619) by Sarah Margaret Johanson, illus. by Eric Sevigny (June 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-2894508619), ages 3 to 5. And Ecology Club releases Caillou: Fresh from the Farm (Apr. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-2897180263) and Caillou Learns to Recycle (July 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-2897180270) by Kim Thompson, illus. by Eric Sevigny, ages 3 to 5.


You Are My Baby: Farm (Mar. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1452106434) and You Are My Baby: Safari (Mar. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1452106427) by Lorena Siminovich. These mini books within larger books match baby animals to their parents and offer animal facts. Ages 1 to 4.

Flight 1, 2, 3 by Maria van Lieshout (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1452116624). This airport-themed follow-up to Backseat ABC introduces numbers and counting. Ages 1 to 4.

Mommy! Mommy! by Taro Gomi (May 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1452108346). Two baby chicks are reunited with their mother after several encounters with lookalikes. Ages 1 to 4.

Peekaboo! by Taro Gomi (May 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1452108353). Die-cut eyeholes turn the pages of this book into eight masks for playing peekaboo. Ages 1 to 4.

Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1452110066). Flaps and a gatefold finale reveal a dance of friendship between a girl and her new feathered friend. Ages 1 to 6.

Inside Outside Book by Lizi Boyd (Mar. 19, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1452106441) is a wordless book spotlighting the changing seasons. Ages 1 to 6.

Steam Train, Dream Train by Sherri Duskey Rinker, illus. by Tom Lichtenheld (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1452109206). Animals take a train ride at bedtime. Ages 1 to 6.

Round Is a Tortilla by Roseanne Thong, illus. by John Parra (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1452106168). This book about shapes depicts examples of Latino home life and culture. Ages 1 to 6.

Peace, Baby! by Linda Ashman, illus. by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1452106137). “Peace, baby!” is the go-to refrain to diffuse conflict in preschool skirmishes. Ages 1 to 6.

Line 135 by Germano Zullo, illus. by Albertine (May 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1452119342) A child rides a train from the city to the country in this look at different kinds of journeys. Ages 1 to 6.

Boo ABC by J.H. Lee (May 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1452109190). Boo the dog and his friend Buddy teach the alphabet. Ages 1 to 6.

On a Beam of Light by Jennifer Berne, illus. by Vladimir Radunsky (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0811872355) focuses on Albert Einstein’s life. Ages 1 to 6.

I Scream! Ice Cream! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illus. by Serge Bloch (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1452100043) illustrates the differences between sound-alike phrases. Ages 1-up.

Seagulls Don’t Eat Pickles by Erica Farber (May 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1452108209). In this series launch, Norman bets a bully that he can find Captain Kidd’s long-lost pirate treasure. Ages 7 to 10.

Seymour Simon’s Extreme Oceans by Seymour Simon (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1452108339) explores the mystery, beauty, and science of the world’s oceans. Ages 9 to 12.

Nobody’s Secret by Michaela MacColl (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1452108605). Emily Dickinson stars in this debut novel of a series that imagines literary figures as crime solvers. Ages 12-up.

Under Shifting Glass by Nicky Singer (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1452109213). A strange substance in a mysterious bottle may hold the fate of Jess’s newborn brothers. Ages 13-up.

Absent by Katie Williams (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0811871501). In this otherworldly novel, forever is a long time to be stuck in high school. Ages 14-up.


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La Familia: A Mexican Folk Art Family in English and Spanish by Cynthia Weill, illus. by Jesús Canseco Zárate (July 9, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1935955504). A Mexican family celebrates the Day of the Dead. Ages 1 to 6.

Remember Dippy by Shirley Reva Vernick (June 11, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1935955481; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1935955580). A 12-year-old boy finds an unexpected, improbable friendship. Ages 11 to 15.


My Baby Books: Hooray, I Am a Boy! (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1605371467) and Hooray, I Am a Girl! (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1605371450) by Liesbet Slegers are baby books with questions, rhymes, and places for photos. Up to age 3.

A Puppy for Kevin by Liesbet Slegers (May 1, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1605371443) is a story about waiting for and caring for a new pet. Up to age 3.

Chick’s Works of Art by Thierry Robberecht (Feb. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1605371382) encourages children to be themselves and follow their dreams. Ages 3 to 5.

Super Ladybug to the Rescue! by Guido van Genechten (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1605371207) reveals that good things do come in small packages. Ages 3 to 5.

The Mouse Family’s Summer by Liesbet Slegers (Mar. 1, board book, $16.95, ISBN 978-1605371276) offers a search-and-find tale. Ages 3 to 5.

Big and Small (Apr. 1, board book, $12.95, ISBN 978-1605371498) and In, Out and All Around (Apr. 1, board book, $12.95, ISBN 978-1605371504) by Guido van Genechten focus on opposites; and prepositions. Ages 3 to 5.

Vicks, the Polar Bear Cub by Mack (June 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1605371542) centers on the YouTube sensation. Ages 3 to 5.

The Birthday Surprise by Ann Lootens, illus. by Linde Faas (June 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1605371474) introduces a variety of sounds. Ages 3 to 5.

Big Sister Sarah by Pauline Oud (June 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1605371511) A girl welcomes her new baby brother. Ages 3 to 5.

Good-bye, Fish by Judith Koppens, illus. by Eline van Lindenhuizen (July 1, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1605371535) addresses issues of loss and grief. Ages 3 to 5.

The Seesaw by Judith Koppens, illus. by Eline van Lindenhuizen (July 1, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1605371528) underscores the importance of cooperation, friendship, and caring. Ages 3 to 5.

Don’t Be Afraid to Say No! by Ilona Lammertink, illus. by Lucie Georger (July 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1605371481) offers tips on helping children assert themselves in uncomfortable situations. Ages 5 to 7.

Get Well Soon, Grandpa by An Swerts, illus. by Jenny Bakker (July 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1605371559) is a story about life changes and intergenerational love. Ages 5 to 7.


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Brovko’s Amazing Journey by Larry Warwaruk (Apr. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1550505542). A dog finds his way back to his young owner after the boy and his family emigrate from Ukraine. Ages 7-up.

Taking the Reins by Dayle Campbell Gaetz (Apr. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1550505528). In the 1860s West, a horse helps two very different girls find courage they didn’t know they had. Ages 9-up.



Machines at Work adds Diggers and Cranes (Feb. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778710035; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778710066) and Tractors (Feb. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778710011; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778710059) by Clive Gifford, ages 5 to 8. Spotlight on My Country by Bobbie Kalman offers Spotlight on Argentina (Feb. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0778708636; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0778708674), Spotlight on Kenya (Feb. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0778708667; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0778708704), Spotlight on South Korea (Feb. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0778708643; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0778708681), and Spotlight on France (Feb. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0778708650; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0778708698), ages 5 to 8. Meet My Neighbor by Marc Crabtree introduces Meet My Neighbor, the Doctor (Feb. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778708711; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0778708759), Meet My Neighbor, the Firefighter (Feb. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778708728; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0778708766, and Meet My Neighbor, the Photographer (Feb. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778708735; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0778708773), ages 5 to 8. And Tadpoles: Fairytale Jumbles by Hilary Johnson, illus. by Simona Sanfilippo, releases Hansel, Gretel and the Ugly Duckling (Feb. 1, hardcover, $23.93, ISBN 978-0778711575; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778711667), Rapunzel and the Billy Goats (Feb. 1, hardcover, $23.93, ISBN 978-0778711544; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778711582), Cinderella and the Beanstalk (Feb. 1, hardcover, $23.93, ISBN 978-0778711568; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778711612), and Beauty and the Pea (Feb. 1, hardcover, $23.93, ISBN 978-0778711551; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778711599), ages 5 to 8.

Seasons Close-Up by Molly Aloian presents How Do We Know It Is Summer? (Feb. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778709602; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778709640), How Do We Know It Is Winter? (Feb. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778709626; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778709664), How Do We Know It Is Fall? (Feb. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778709619; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778709657), and How Do We Know It Is Spring? (Feb. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778709596; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778709633), ages 5 to 8. Senses Close-Up by Paula Smith releases What Is Touch? (Feb. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778709688; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778709916), What Is Smell? (Feb. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778709718; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778709992), What Is Taste? (Feb. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778709725; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778709725), What Is Hearing? (Feb. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778709701; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778709978), and What Is Sight? (Feb. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778709695; paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-0778709961), ages 5 to 8. And The Habitats of Baby Animals by Bobbie Kalman welcomes Baby Animals on Islands (Feb. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778710165; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0778710271), Baby Animals in Cities (Feb. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778710172; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0778710295), Baby Animals in Rivers (Feb. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778710196; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0778710332), and Baby Animals in Northern Forests (Feb. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778710189; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0778710318), ages 5 to 8.

My Path to Math by Paula Smith adds Time Word Problems (Feb. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778710776; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0778710936), Length Word Problems (Feb. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778710790; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0778710950), Word Problems: Mass and Volume (Feb. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778710813; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0778710974), and Calendar Math (Feb. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778710752; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0778710912), ages 5 to 8. New Tadpoles: Nursery Rhymes are Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star and Spaceship, Spaceship, Zooming High by Wes Magee, illus. by Jane Taylor and Mike Byrne (Feb. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778711322; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0778711506); Row, Row, Row Your Boat and Ride, Ride, Ride Your Bike by Magee, illus. by Marina Le Ray (Feb. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778711490; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0778711537); Wheels on the Bus and the Boat on the Waves by Magee, illus. by Richard Morgan (Feb. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778711483; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0778711520); and Five Little Monkeys and Five Little Penguins by Brian Moses, illus. by Mark Chambers (Feb. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778711339; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0778711513), ages 5 to 8. And Bobbie Kalman’s It’s Fun to Learn About Baby Animals offers Baby Rodents (Feb. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778710097; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0778710141), Baby Mammals (Feb. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778710080; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0778710134), Baby Carnivores (Feb. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778710103; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0778710158), and Baby Primates (Feb. 1, hardcover, $22.60, ISBN 978-0778710073; paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-0778710110), ages 5 to 8.

Superstars! greets Demi Lovato (Feb. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0778710509; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0778710547) and One Direction (Feb. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0778710493; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0778710530) by Lynn Peppas; Lebron James by Rachel Stuckey (Feb. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0778710479; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0778710523); and Rihanna by Robin Johnson (Feb. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0778710516; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0778710554), ages 8 to 11. Disgusting & Dreadful Science by Anna Claybourne presents Electric Shocks and Other Energy Evils (Feb. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0778709268; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778709534), Gut-Wrenching Gravity and Other Fatal Forces (Feb. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0778709503; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778709572), Glaring Light and Other Eye-Burning Rays (Feb. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0778709459; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778709558), and Ear-Splitting Sounds and Other Vile Noises by (Feb. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0778709251; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778709510), ages 8 to 11. And Mystery Files offers Secret Signs (Feb. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0778711254; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778711292) and Hidden Worlds (Feb. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0778711247; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778711285) by James Bow, Conspiracy! by Charlie Samuels (Feb. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0778711261; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778711308), and Weird Nature by Helen Mason (Feb. 1, hardcover, $27.60, ISBN 978-0778711278; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778711315), ages 8 to 11.

Your Guide to Government issues What Is the Executive Branch? (Feb. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0778709022; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0778709077) and What Is the Legislative Branch? (Feb. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0778708797; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0778709053) by James Bow; and What Is the Judicial Branch? (Feb. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0778708803; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0778709060) and How Does the Canadian Government Work? (Feb. 1, hardcover, $26.60, ISBN 978-0778709039; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0778709084) by Ellen Rodger, ages 10 to 13. Voices for Freedom welcomes Abraham Lincoln: The Great Emancipator by David P. Press (Feb. 1, hardcover, $31.93, ISBN 978-0778710615; paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-0778710646) and Theodore Weld: Architect of Abolitionism by Susan Down (Feb. 1, hardcover, $31.93, ISBN 978-0778710622; paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-0778710653), ages 10 to 13. And Economics of Entertainment by Reagan Miller offers Economics of a Video Game (Mar. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778779704; paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-0778779759), Economics of a Rock Concert (Mar. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778779698; paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-0778779742), Economics of the Super Bowl (Mar. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778779728; paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-0778779773), and Economics of Making a Movie (Mar. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778779711; paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-0778779766), ages 10 to 13.

Joining Graphic Modern History: WWI are On the Eastern Front (Mar. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778709107; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778709169), Lawrence of Arabia and the Middle East and Africa (Feb. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778709121; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778709183), War in the Air (Feb. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778709145; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778709244), and On the Western Front (Feb. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778709091; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778709152) by Gary Jeffrey, illus. by Nick Spender; and Gallipoli and the Southern Theaters (Feb. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778709114; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778709176) and War at Sea (Feb. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778709138; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778709237) by Jeffrey, illus. by Terry Riley, ages 10 to 13. And Understanding Mental Illness by Paula Smith introduces Attention-Deficit and Other Behavior Disorders (Mar. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778708339; paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-0778708605), Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders (Mar. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778708346; paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-0778708612), Depression and Other Mood Disorders (Mar. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778708315; paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-0778708575), Phobias and Other Anxiety Disorders (Mar. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778708568; paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-0778708629), and Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders (Mar. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778708322; paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-0778708599), ages 10 to 13.

Life in the Early Islamic World releases Government and Law in the Early Islamic World by Romanek Trudee (Feb. 1, hardcover, $29.27, ISBN 978-0778721680; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778721758) and Early Islamic Empires by Flatt Lizann (Feb. 1, hardcover, $29.27, ISBN 978-0778721710; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778721789), ages 11 to 14. New Crabtree Groundbreaker Biographies are Beatles: Leading the British Invasion by Diane Dakers (Feb. 1, hardcover, $33.27, ISBN 978-0778710356; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0778710455) and Muhammad Ali: The Greatest by Susan Brophy Down (Feb. 1, hardcover, $33.27, ISBN 978-0778710349; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0778710431), ages 11 to 14. And Crabtree Chrome presents Emancipation by Molly Aloian (Feb. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778711001; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778711209), Alcatraz by Natalie Hyde (Feb. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778710981; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778711049), Piracy (Feb. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778711032; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778711230) and Plague! (Feb. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778711025; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778711223) by Lynn Peppas, Sparta! by Kylie Burns (Feb. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778710998; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778711056), and March on Washington by Robin Johnson (Feb. 1, hardcover, $30.60, ISBN 978-0778711018; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0778711216), ages 11-up.


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Tool. Time. Twist. by David Shapiro, illus. by Christopher Herndon (Feb. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0984442270) introduces tools throughout the ages and their origins. Ages 4-up.

Flowers by Number by David Shapiro, illus. by Hayley Vair (Apr. 19, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN: 978-0984442287) is a counting book featuring wildflowers. Ages 4-up.


Terra Tempo continues with The Four Corners of Time by David Shapiro, illus. by Christopher Herndon (Feb. 1, paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-0984442263), ages 9-up.


That’s Creepy! by Kate Riggs, illus. by Fiammetta Dogi (Mar. 13, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1568462363) and Dig It! by Riggs, illus. by Laszlo Kubinyi (Mar. 13, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1568462370). Launching a series, these board books offer an introduction to little creatures; and construction vehicles. Ages 1-up.

A Number of Animals Nesting Blocks by Kate Green, illus. by Christopher Wormell (Mar. 20, novelty, $24.99, ISBN 978-1568462486) is a set of 10 counting nesting blocks featuring animals. Ages 1-up.

Lineup for Yesterday ABC Baseball Cards by Ogden Nash, illus. by C.F. Payne (Mar. 26, novelty, $12.99, ISBN 978-1568462493). Originally published in 1949, this collection of poems celebrates renowned baseball players of the 1800s and early 1900s. Ages 7 to 15.


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Walking Through a World of Aromas by Ariel Andres Almada, illus. by Sonja Wimmer (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-8415619482). A blind girl’s magical cooking helps her neighbors overcome ailments. Ages 5 to 7.

Inside My Imagination by Marta Arteaga, illus. by Zuzanna Celej (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-8415503590). Using her imagination, a girl discovers she can be whoever she wants to be. Ages 5-7.

Hoky the Caring Wolf by Cesar Blanco, illus. by Blanca Bk (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-8415241928). The sole survivor of the last wolf pack in a mountain village befriends a young shepherd. Ages 5 to 7.

Life Is Beautiful! by Ana Eulate, illus. by Nivola Uya (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-8415619260). A winged giraffe takes a hungry, dejected Kenyan girl on a flight around Africa. Ages 5 to 7.

Haunted Houses Handbook by Monica Carretero (May 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-8415241058) explains mysteries surrounding haunted houses. Ages 5 to 7.

Mom Goes to War by Irene Aparici Martin, illus. by Monica Carretero (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-8415503200). This allegorical story aims to explain breast cancer and its treatment. Ages 7 to 9.


Clucky stars in Clucky and the Magic Kettle by Mar Pavon, illus. by Monica Carretero (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-8415619444), ages 5 to 7.


Jo MacDonald Saw a Pond (Mar. 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1584692249) and Jo MacDonald Had a Garden (Mar. 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1584692256) by Mary Quattlebaum, illus. by Laura J. Bryant, offer variations on “Old MacDonald Had a Farm.” Ages 2 to 4.

What’s in the Garden? by Marianne Berkes, illus. by Cris Arbo (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1584691891; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1584691907) compiles information about fruits and vegetable and recipes using them. Ages 4 to 9.

Noisy Bug Sing-Along by John Himmelman (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1584691914; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1584691921) introduces the sounds bugs make. Ages 4 to 9.


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The New 52 presents Justice League Vol. 2: The Villain’s Journey by Geoff Johns, illus. by Jim Lee and Scott Williams (Feb. 5, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1401237646); Earth 2 Vol. 1: The Gathering by James Robinson, illus. by Nicola Scott (Mar. 19, hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 978-1401237745); Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls by Scott Snyder, illus. by Greg Capullo and Rafael Albuquerque (Mar. 26, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1401237776); and Dial H Vol. 1: Into You by China Mieville, illus. by Mateus Santolucco (Apr. 23, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1401237752), ages 13-up.


How to Act Like a Kid by Henry Hodges and Margaret Engel (Mar. 26, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423163206) is a guide to stage and screen acting by a young Broadway actor. Ages 12 to 18.


It’s a Busload of Pigeon Books! 5 Copy Mixed Assortment by Mo Willems (Apr. 2, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1423175896) is a boxed set of the first three Pigeon books. Ages 1 to 5.

Just Like My Papa by Toni Buzzeo, illus. by Mike Wohnoutka (Apr. 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423142638). On the African savanna, a lion cub emulates his father. Ages 1 to 5.

Because I’m Your Dad by Ahmet Zappa, illus. by Dan Santat (Apr. 16, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1423147749). A father promises to give his kid a childhood like no other. Ages 1 to 5.

Poems to Learn by Heart by Caroline Kennedy, illus. by Jon J Muth (Mar. 26, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1423108054) is a follow-up to A Family of Poems. Ages 1-up.

Bear and Bee by Sergio Ruzzier (Mar. 19, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1423159575). Bear is afraid of bees even though he has never met one, but when he does, he’s in for a surprise. Ages 2 to 5.

Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great by Bob Shea (May 28, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1423159520). Goat’s envy of newcomer Unicorn gradually morphs into admiration. Ages 2 to 6.

Little Mouse by Alison Murray (June 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423143307) uses a parade of animals to illustrate a girl’s changing moods. Ages 2 to 6.

Take Me to Your BBQ by Kathy Duval, illus. by Adam McCauley (Mar. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423122555) is a tale of UFOs, barbeque, and Texan charm. Ages 3 to 5.

The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli (May 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423171010). A crocodile imagines the worst when he swallows a watermelon seed. Ages 3 to 5.

Oliver and His Alligator by Paul Schmid (June 25, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1423174370) tells the story of a boy and his pet on the first day of school. Ages 3 to 5.

Vampirina Hosts a Sleepover by Anne Marie Pace, illus. by LeUyen Pham (July 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423175704) is a follow-up to Vampirina Ballerina. Ages 3 to 5.

Yoko Finds Her Way by Rosemary Wells (May 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423165125). When Yoko gets lost in the airport, she uses her sign-reading skills to find her mother. Ages 3 to 6.

The Wee Hours by Stephanie Watson, illus. by Mary GrandPré (May 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423140382) reveals the magical, mysterious things that happen while we sleep and dream. Ages 3 to 6.

Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett, illus. by Kevin Cornell (June 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423160656). Uh-oh, where did the monkeys go? Ages 3 to 6.

The Cat’s Baton Is Gone by Scott Hennesy, illus. by Joe Lanzisero (Feb. 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423145837) is a rhyming story starring musical felines from around the world. Ages 3 to 7.

BOOM! by Mary Lyn Ray, illus. by Steven Salerno (June 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423162384). With a little help, a dog faces her fear of thunder. Ages 3 to 7.

A Single Pearl by Donna Jo Napoli, illus. by Jim LaMarche (June 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423145578). A simple grain of sand undergoes a dramatic transformation. Ages 3 to 7.

Your Skeleton Is Showing by Kurt Cyrus, illus. by Crab Scrambly (July 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423138464). This poetry collection offers a visit to a wacky graveyard. Ages 3 to 7.

Part-time Princess by Deborah Underwood, illus. by Cambria Evans (Mar. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423124856). Are a girl’s nighttime dreams of being a princess really imaginary? Ages 4 to 7.

Gum Girl!, Book 1: Chews Your Destiny by Rhode Montijo (June 4, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1423157403) launches a series about a young superhero. Ages 4 to 8.

You’re Wearing THAT to School?! by Lynne Plourde, illus. by Sue Cornelison (June 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423155102). An exuberant hippo and a cautious mouse have opposite approaches to fitting in at school. Ages 4 to 8.

Super Hair-o and the Barber of Doom by John Rocco (May 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423121893). A boy is convinced that his superpowers come from his hair. Ages 4 to 9.

Iva Honeysuckle Meets Her Match by Candice Ransom, illus. by Heather Ross (June 11, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1423135142) is a sequel to Iva Honeysuckle Discovers the World. Ages 7 to 10.

The Odd Squad: Bully Bait by Michael Fry, illus. by Michael Fry (Feb. 12, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1423169246). Three middle-school misfits band together. Ages 8 to 12.

The Tribe: Homeroom Headhunters by Clay Chapman (May 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423152217) is a debut novel about a boy’s need to find his place. Ages 8 to 12.

Oh My Godmother: The Glitter Trap by Barbara Brauner and James Iver Mattson, illus. by Abigail Halpin (May 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423163732) offers a modern-day fairytale about friendship and originality. Ages 8 to 12.

Between U and Me by Zendaya Coleman (June 4, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1423170082) is a guide for tweens by the star of the Disney Channel series Shake It Up! Ages 8 to 12.

School for S.P.I.E.S.: Playing with Fire by Bruce Hale (June 25, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1423168508) launches a series about a young pyromaniac. Ages 8 to 12.

The Neptune Project by Polly Holyoke (May 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423157564) presents an aquatic adventure. Ages 10 to 14.

The Lives We Lost by Megan Crewe (Feb. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423146179) continues the Fallen World dystopian trilogy. Ages 12 to 18.

Poison by Bridget Zinn (Mar. 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423139935) is a fairy tale combining romance, humor, and high-stakes adventure. Ages 12 to 18.

The Rules by Stacey Kade (Apr. 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423153283) is the debut book of a science fiction series. Ages 12 to 18.

The Loop by Shandy Lawson (Apr. 30, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423160892). This thriller introduces two star-crossed teens stuck in a lethal time loop. Ages 12 to 18.

W.A.R.P.: The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Colfer (May 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423161622). This series launch relays a high-tech pursuit through time. Ages 12 to 18.

The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston (May 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423168973). How do you disappear when you don’t even exist? Ages 12 to 18.

School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins (May 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423148494). This spin-off story from the Hex Hall series stars feisty heroine Izzy Brannick. Ages 12 to 18.

In Too Deep by Coert Voorhees (July 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423140351) involves an ancient mystery, a perilous scuba diving mission, a deadly betrayal, and a swoon-worthy crush. Ages 12 to 18.

Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland (May 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423160519) reveals how one summer can change everything. Ages 14-up.


Elephant & Piggie return in A Big Guy Took My Ball! by Mo Willems (May 21, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1423174912), ages 6 to 8. Clementine stars in Clementine and the Spring Trip by Sara Pennypacker, illus. by Marla Frazee (Mar. 5, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1423123576), ages 7 to 10. Palace Puppies starts up with Sunny and the Royal Party (July 2, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1423164739) and Sunny to the Rescue (July 2, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1423164869) by Laura Dower, illus. by John Steven Gurney, ages 7 to 10. Cal Ripken, Jr.’s All-Stars continues with Wild Pitch by Cal Ripken Jr., illus. by Kevin Cowherd (Mar. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423140023), ages 8 to 12. Intergalactic Bed and Breakfast adds Aliens in Disguise by Clete Smith (Apr. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423165989), ages 8 to 12. The Classroom releases Student Council Smackdown! by Robin Mellom, illus. by Stephen Gilpin (June 25, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1423150640), ages 9 to 12. Kingdom Keepers issues Dark Passage by Ridley Pearson (Apr. 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423164890), ages 10 to 14.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians presents The Sea of Monsters: The Graphic Novel by Rick Riordan, adapted by Robert Venditti, illus. by Attila Futaki and Tamas Gaspar (July 2, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1423145295; paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1423145509); and The Sea of Monsters, Movie Tie-In Edition by Riordan (July 2, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1423160076), ages 10-up. Artemis Fowl offers The Eternity Code Graphic Novel by Eoin Colfer, adapted by Andrew Donkin, illus. by Giovanni Rigano and Paolo Lamanna (July 9, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1423145271; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1423145776), ages 10-up. Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter (Feb. 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423166009) is a new Heist Society novel, ages 12 to 18. Mercy continues with Exile by Rebecca Lim (Apr. 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423145202), ages 12 to 18. And Enemy gains The Sacrifice by Charlie Higson (June 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1423165651), ages 14-up.


Ultimate Spider-Man #4: Venom! by Nachie Castro (Mar. 12, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423154730) is based on the Disney XD series. Ages 3 to 6.

Iron Man vs. Titanium Man (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423154693) tells of Iron Man’s first battle with Titanium Man. Ages 3 to 6.

Ultimate Spider-Man #5: Iron Spider! (May 28, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1423154723). The Iron Spider is ready for takeoff. Ages 3 to 6.

Why I Hate Gym Class (July 9, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423154716). Spider-Man detests both gym socks and villains. Ages 3 to 6.

Wolverine vs. Sabretooth (Feb. 5, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423172895). Wolverine takes on a sinister rival. Ages 3 to 7.

Meet the Marvel Super Heroes by Scott Peterson (Feb. 26, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1423161424) is a guide to Marvel heroes. Ages 3 to 7.

Iron Man 3 Junior Novel (Apr. 2, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1423172505) is a junior novelization of the Iron Man 3 film. Ages 3 to 7.

Wolverine vs. the Silver Samurai (June 11, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423172901). Wolverine travels to Japan to battle the Silver Samurai. Ages 3 to 7.

This is Wolverine Level 1 Reader (June 11, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423172888) reveals the origins of Wolverine. Ages 3 to 7.

Suits of Armor by Tomas Palacios (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423172468) features Tony’s iron friends. Ages 3-up.

The Story of Wolverine (Level 2) (June 11, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423170815) introduces the character of Wolverine. Ages 5 to 6.

The Story of Iron Man (Level 2) (Mar. 19, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423154136) is a leveled reader introducing this superhero. Ages 6 to 7.

Hulk vs. Abomination / Hulk vs. Wolverine by Clarissa S. Wong, illus. by Val Semeiks (Feb. 19, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1423177296). This 8x8 with stickers showcases the Incredible Hulk’s first encounters with the Abomination and with Wolverine. Ages 6 to 8.

Iron Man by Rich Thomas Jr., illus. by Tom Grummett (Apr. 2, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1423172536) is a storybook based on Iron Man 3. Ages 6 to 8.

The X-Men by Rich Thomas Jr., illus. by Pat Olliffe (June 3, $8.99, ISBN 978-1423172260) focuses on these heroes. Ages 6 to 8.

Iron Man Fights Back (Level 2) (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423172482). Tony faces a big challenge. Ages 7 to 8.

Iron Man 3 Movie Storybook by Marvel Press Group (Apr. 2, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1423172512) is a tie-in to this movie. Ages 7 to 10.


The Little Mermaid Read-Along Storybook and CD (July 30, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1423168898) features new art and a CD with character voices and sound effects. Ages 1-up.

Cars: Take-Along Tales (Feb. 19, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1423165637) packages eight Cars storybooks with stickers. Ages 3 to 5.

The Witches of Oz by Scott Peterson (Feb. 5, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423170891) is an 8x8 picture book illustrated with stills from Oz: The Great and Powerful. Ages 3 to 6.

Monsters University Read-Along Storybook and CD by Calliope Glass (May 14, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1423151999) ties into this movie. Ages 3 to 7.

Planes Read-Along Storybook and CD by Ellie O’Ryan (July 23, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1423168881) is based on the world of Planes. Ages 3 to 7.

Disney 5-Minute Fairy Tales (Feb. 5, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1423167662) stars Disney characters. Ages 3-up.

Monsters, Inc. Storybook Collection (May 14, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1423146902) features characters from Monsters Inc. and Monsters University. Ages 3-up.

Princess Adventure Stories (July 16, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1423146919) rounds up stories about Disney Princesses. Ages 3-up.

The Little Mermaid Picture Book (July 30, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1423167570) is an original story starring the characters from the movie. Ages 3-up.

The Land of Oz (Feb. 5, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423170938) introduces the people and places of the world of Oz. Ages 6 to 8.

A Magical Sticker Set (Feb. 5, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1423178781) features 40 reusable stickers based on Oz: The Great and Powerful. Ages 6 to 8.

Oz the Great and Powerful by Elizabeth Rudnick (Feb. 5, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1423170884) is a junior novel adaptation of the film of the same name. Ages 8 to 12.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Feb. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423171263). This new edition of Baum’s classic has an introduction by the filmmakers of Oz: The Great and Powerful. Ages 8 to 12.

Oz the Great and Powerful by Scott Peterson (Feb. 5, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1423170877) is a storybook adaptation with stills from the film. Ages 8 to 12.

The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Feb. 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423171270). This edition of Baum’s second Oz book includes an introduction by the new film’s star, James Franco. Ages 8 to 12.

Monsters University Fearbook by Calliope Glass (May 14, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1423170099) ties into this Disney/Pixar movie. Ages 8 to 12.

The Lone Ranger by Elizabeth Rudnick (May 21, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1423177159) is a junior novel adaptation of the upcoming Disney film The Lone Ranger. Ages 8 to 12.

Teen Beach Movie (June 4, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1423177906) is a junior novel based on a Disney Channel original movie. Ages 10 to 14.


Sofia the First stars in Sofia Makes a Friend (July 30, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423164081) and The Big Sleepover (July 30, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423164104) by Cathy Hapka; and Sofia the First Read-Along Storybook and CD (July 30, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1423168461) and Welcome to the Royal Prep by Lisa Ann Marsoli (July 30, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423164074), ages 1 to 5; and The Halloween Ball by Marsoli (July 23, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1423171447), ages 3 to 5. Doc McStuffins is back in All Stuffed Up by Cathy Hapka (May 28, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423171355), Engine Nine, Feelin’ Fine! by William Scollon (June 18, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423171331), and The Mermaid Dives In by Sheila Sweeny Higginson (July 2, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1423171324), ages 3 to 5. And Jake and the Never Land Pirates return in Jake and the Never Land Pirates Rock the Croc! by Melinda LaRose (May 7, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423163923), ages 1 to 5; Jake and the Never Land Pirates: The Key to Skull Rock by William Scollon (Mar. 5, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423163978), Mama Hook Knows Best: A Pirate Parent’s Favorite Fables by Sharon Osbourne (Mar. 26, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1423180357), and Trick or Treasure? by Marcy Kelman (July 23, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1423171409), ages 3 to 5; and Jake Saves Bucky by Scollon (Mar. 5, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1423171416) and Save Me, Smee! by LaRose (Mar. 5, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423163954), ages 3 to 6.

New Disney Princess titles are P Is for Princess by Annie Auerbach (Feb. 12, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1423164715), ages 3 to 5; and Tiara Time (Read-Along Storybook and CD) (Apr. 9, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1423169666), ages 3-up. Disney It’s a Small World adds Around-the-World Safari by Calliope Glass, illus. by Susan Chen Fang (Feb. 5, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1423162339), ages 3-up. Disney Buddies star in Meet the Buddies by Catherine Hapka, illus. by Tammie Lyon (Mar. 19, paper, $3.99, ISBN 97-1423169468); and The Halloween Visitor, illus. by Lyon (July 23, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1423171713), ages 6 to 8. Mickey & Friends presents Goofy at Bat by Susan Amerikaner (Mar. 5, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423169628), Mickey’s Birthday by Laura Driscoll (Mar. 5, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423160670), A Perfect Picnic by Kate Ritchey (Apr. 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423169635), and Donald Takes a Trip (June 11, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423160687), ages 6 to 8. Minnie & Daisy Best Friends Forever debuts with Much Ado About Juliet (Apr. 9, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1423172680), Pesky Pet (Apr. 9, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1423174042), and Monster Mix-up (July 30, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1423174097) by Calliope Glass, ages 6 to 8. Disney Buddies star in Meet the Buddies by Catherine Hapka, illus. by Tammie Lyon (Mar. 19, paper, $3.99, ISBN 97-1423169468); and The Halloween Visitor, illus. by Lyon (July 23, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1423171713), ages 6 to 8. And Phineas and Ferb reappear in Boogie Down by Ellie O’Ryan, (Feb. 12, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423148135), Lights, Camera, Perry? (July 23, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1423173724), and Ghost Stories (July 23, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1423168959), ages 6 to 8; and Doodle-Inator (May 7, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1423163848), ages 7 to 10.


Hide and Seek: Things That Go (May 20, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1465409317) focuses on vehicles on the road, in the air, on water, and on tracks. Up to age 5.

Amazing Giant Wild Animals (June 17, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1465409157) spotlights wild animals. Ages 5 to 9.

Spot the Bug (Mar. 18, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1465402479) tours the world of insects. Ages 5 to 10.

Real-size Farm Animals (Apr. 15, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1465409164). This book with fold-out flaps introduces various animals. Ages 5 to 10.

Moshi Monsters: Character Encyclopedia by Steve Cleverley, Lauren Holowaty, and Claire Sipi (Feb. 4, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1465401861) is a guide to the characters in this online game. Ages 5 to 12.

Monsters University: The Essential Guide (May 20, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1465408778) is based on the film. Ages 5 to 12.

Superman: The Ultimate Guide to the Man of Steel by Daniel Wallace (Apr. 15, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1465408754) chronicles the superhero’s life. Ages 6 to 14.

A City Through Time by Philip Steele, illus. by Steve Noon (Feb. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1465402493) is a revised and updated edition of a look at an imaginary city in six eras. Ages 7 to 10.

DK Illustrated Family Bible (Feb. 18, hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 978-1465402509) is based on the New International Version edition of the Bible. Ages 7 to 11.

Super Trucks by Clive Gifford (Feb. 18, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1465402486) celebrates the world of trucks. Ages 7 to 12.

Where on Earth? (Mar. 18, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1465402455) showcases various locales on the planet. Ages 7 to 12.

The Big Book of Crafts and Activities (Mar. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1465402561) rounds up crafting activities and projects. Ages 7 to 12.

The Big Book of Things to Make by James Mitchem (Mar. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1465402554) presents projects, games, and quizzes. Ages 7 to 12.

Doctor Who: Character Encyclopedia (Apr. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1465402677) is a guide to the British science fiction series’ characters. Ages 7 to 12.

Outdoor Crafts (Apr. 15, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1465408242) outlines outdoor projects that use natural materials. Ages 7 to 12.

Star Wars: Mega Models (Apr. 15, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1465401793) provides punch-out cardstock for building 3D Star Wars paper models. Ages 7 to 12.

Stephen Biesty’s Cross-sections Castle by Stephen Biesty (May 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1465408808) is a revised and updated edition. Ages 7 to 12.

Geography: A Visual Encyclopedia (June 17, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-1465412188; paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1465408853) is a reference created in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution. Ages 7 to 12.

Make Your Own Skeleton (June 17, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1465409119) includes instructions and materials to build a 100-piece skeleton. Ages 7 to 12.

Cook It (Feb. 18, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1465402547) compiles recipes and outlines cooking techniques. Ages 8 to 12.

Information Everywhere (Mar. 18, paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-1465402578) helps readers explore and understand the world around them. Ages 8 to 17.

Ultimate Dinosaurs (Apr. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1465405876) examines the prehistoric world. Ages 8 to 17.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Episode Guide by Jason Fry (June 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1465408730) is a guide to the animated series. Ages 8 to 17.

The Big Idea Science Book (June 17, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-0756689025) focuses on the world of science. Ages 8 to 17.

Star Wars: Attack of the Clones: The Expanded Visual Dictionary by David Reynolds (June 17, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1465401809) is a tie-in to the film. Ages 8 to 18.


10 Minutes a Day offers Math Grade K (Apr. 15, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1465402325), ages 3 to 5; Math Grade 2 (Apr. 15, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1465402318), ages 5 to 7; Math Grade 4 (Apr. 15, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1465402295), ages 7 to 9; and Math Grade 5 (Apr. 15, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1465402301), ages 9 to 11. New DK Readers are Big Trucks by Deborah Lock (May 20, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1465408914; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1465408907) and Petting Zoo (June 17, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1465409454; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1465409447), ages 4 to 6; LEGO DC Super Heroes: Ready for Action! (Feb. 4, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1465401755; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1465401748) and Train Travel by Lock (May 20, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1465408938; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1465408921), ages 5 to 7; LEGO DC Super Heroes: Super-Villains (Feb. 4, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1465401779; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1465401762), LEGO Friends: Let’s Go Riding! (Mar. 4, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1465402622; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1465402615), Star Wars: Bounty Hunters for Hire (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1465410184; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1465410177), and The Little Ballerina by Sally Grindley (June 17, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1465409430; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1465409423), ages 6 to 8; LEGO Friends: Summer Adventures (Mar. 4, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1465402608; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1465402592), Star Wars: The Legendary Yoda (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1465401854; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1465401847), Helen Keller by Leslie Garrett (May 20, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1465409478; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1465409461), Boys’ Life Series: Rapid Rescue (May 20, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1465409508), and LEGO Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (June 17, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1465408709; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1465408693), ages 7 to 9; and LEGO Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (June 17, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0756686949; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0756686956) and Secrets of the Mummies by Harriet Griffey (June 17, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1465409416; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1465409409), ages 8 to 10.

Extra Math Practice issues Kindergarten (June 17, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1465409386), ages 5 to 6; First Grade (June 17, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1465409379), ages 6 to 7; Second Grade (June 17, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1465409362), ages 7 to 8; Third Grade (June 17, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1465409355), ages 8 to 9; Fourth Grade (June 17, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1465409348), ages 9 to 10; and Fifth Grade (June 17, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1465409393), ages 10 to 11. Ultimate Sticker Collection adds Angry Birds Star Wars (Mar. 4, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1465400758), Skylanders Universe (June 3, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1465409867), and Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (June 17, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1465401816), ages 5 to 10; LEGO Friends (Mar. 4, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1465401786), ages 5 to 12; and Superman (Apr. 15, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1465408761), ages 7 to 12. Ultimate Sticker Activity Collection continues with Dinosaurs (May 20, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1465408860), ages 5 to 12. And Eye Wonder releases Dinosaurs (May 20, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1465409058), Whales and Dolphins (May 20, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1465409102), Volcano (May 20, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1465409096), Reptiles (May 20, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1465409089), Airplanes (May 20, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1465402516), Rainforest (May 20, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1465409072), and Human Body (May 20, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1465409065), ages 6 to 8.

My Tourist Guide to… offers My Tourist Guide to the Center of the Earth (Apr. 15, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1465408792), ages 7 to 12. Pocket Genius introduces Human Body (May 20, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1465408822), Horses (May 20, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1465408815), Mammals (May 20, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1465408846), and Science (May 20, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1465408839), ages 8 to 14. And joining DK Eyewitness Books are Shell by Alex Arthur (June 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1465409034), Invention by Lionel Bender (June 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1465409010), Ancient Civilizations (June 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1465408877), Astronomy by Kristen Lippincott (June 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1465408952), Earth by Susanna van Rose (June 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1465408976), and Electricity by Steve Parker (June 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1465408990), ages 8 to 17.


What Am I? Tractor (Mar. 18, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1465401601). Readers lift flaps and look through peepholes to see a tractor at work. Up to age 5.

Who Am I? Puppies and Kittens (Mar. 18, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1465401595). This chunky board book with flaps introduces baby animals. Up to age 5.

Noisy Peekaboo: Toot! Toot! (May 20, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1465410689) reveals five musical toys hiding under flaps. Up to age 5.


Pop-Up Peekaboo offers Colors (Feb. 18, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1465401564), Christmas! (June 17, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1465409300), and Woof! Woof! (June 17, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1465409294), up to age 5. Sophie the Giraffe launches with Baby Touch and Feel: Sophie the Giraffe: Sophie’s Busy Day (Apr. 15, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1465409676), Baby: Sophie the Giraffe: Colors (June 17, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1465409591), My First Sophie the Giraffe: Let’s Get Counting! (June 17, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1465409584), and Sophie the Giraffe: Peekaboo Sophie! (June 17, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1465409607), up to age 5. Little Hide and Seek releases Farm (Apr. 15, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1465409324) and Playtime (Apr. 15, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1465409331), up to age 5. Wheelie Baby debuts with Puppy and Friends (May 20, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1465409218) and Train and Friends (May 20, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1465409225), up to age 5. Touch and Feel introduces 123 (May 20, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1465409171), Home (May 20, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1465409188), Shapes (May 20, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1465409201), and Ponies (May 20, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1465409195), up to age 5. And joining Feel and Find Fun are Farm (June 17, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1465409249) and Baby Animals (June 17, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1465409232), up to age 5.


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Maine ABCs by Susan Ramsay Hoguet (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1608931828). This rhyming alphabet book features lobsters, moose, and other Maine icons. Ages 2 to 6.



Chicago Baby by Jerome Pohlen, illus. by Violet Lemay, joins Local Baby Books (Apr. 1, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1938093036), up to age 3. Cool Counting Books by Puck adds 123 Toronto (Apr. 1, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1938093098), 123 New Jersey (Apr. 1, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1938093074), and 123 Zoo (Apr. 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1938093081), up to age 3. And new Doodle titles are Doodle Texas by Jerome Pohlen (Apr. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1938093050), Beach Doodles by Paige Garrison (Apr. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1938093043), and Doodle Washington D.C. by Laura Melmed (Apr. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1938093067), all illus. by Violet Lemay, ages 5 to 7.


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The Lake and the Library by S.M. Beiko (May 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1770410572). As she prepares to move away from her prairie hometown, Ash discovers secrets hidden in a library. Ages 12-up.


Busy Town (Feb. 1, novelty book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1610671477) and Busy Farm (Feb. 1, novelty book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1610671460). These counting books offer a pop-up look at a town; and a farm. Ages 3 to 6.

Oh Baby! The A to Z (Feb. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1610671484) is an alphabet book featuring baby animals. Ages 3 to 7.

1, 2, 3... By the Sea by Dianne Moritz, illus. by Hazel Mitchell (Feb. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1935279945) is a counting tale chronicling a day at the beach. Ages 3 to 8.

Felix and Ella’s Vacation by Iris de Moüy (Feb. 1, board book, $18.99, ISBN 978-1610670715). Readers use 100 reusable stickers to create vacation scenes. Ages 3-up.

A Baseball Story by Richard Torrey (Feb. 1, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1610670548) reveals what goes on both on and off a baseball field. Ages 4 to 8.

The Web by Nette Hilton, illus. by Kerry Millard (Feb. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1610670876). Jenny’s great-grandmother moves to a care facility and a spider comforts them both. Ages 7 to 11.

I Am Jack by Susanne Gervay, illus. by Cathy Wilcox (Feb. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1610671286). Jack encounters a mean boy in this tale about overcoming bullying. Ages 8 to 12.

Woolly Jumpers by Nette Hilton (Feb. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1610670500). This novel about city kids and farm animals is told from the perspectives of both. Ages 8 to 12.

Dare to Dream ... Change the World, ed. by Jill Corcoran, illus. by J. Beth Jepson (Feb. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1610670654). Thirty poets spotlight people who have changed the lives of others. Ages 8 to 14.


Alex Milway’s The Mythical 9th Division debuts with Operation Robot Storm (Feb. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1610670746) and Terror of the Deep (Feb. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1610670753, ages 7 to 11. And Conspiracy 365 adds Revenge by Gabrielle Lord (Feb 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1610671606), ages 10 to 15.


200 Paper Planes by Andy Tudor (Feb. 1, paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-0794533717) features tear-out sheets to make paper aircraft. Ages 6 to 10.


Baby’s Very First Noisy Books adds Baby’s Very First Noisy Nursery Rhymes by Stella Baggott (Feb. 1, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-0794533175), ages infant-up. Baby’s Very First Board Books gains Baby’s Very First Touchy-Feely Lift the Flap Playbook by Stella Baggott (Feb. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0794533861), ages infant-up. Very First Words Board Books issues At Home, Revised Edition by Jo Litchfield (Feb. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0794526177), ages infant-up. That’s Not My Panda by Fiona Watt (Feb. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0794533328) joins Touchy-Feely Board Books, ages infant-up. Usborne Very First Words releases Animals by Rosalind Bonnett (Feb. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0794533892), ages 1 to 2. Joining Novelty Books is 25 Postcards to Color by Candice Whatmore (Feb. 1, novelty book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0794532932), ages 3 to 6. Look Inside Board Books issues Look Inside Your Body by Louie Stowell (Feb. 1, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-0794533113), ages 3-up. Noisy Books gains Noisy Noah’s Ark by Felicity Brooks (Feb. 1, board book, $19.99, ISBN 978-0794533472) and Noisy Orchestra by Sam Taplin (Feb. 1, board book, $19.99, ISBN 978-0794533342), ages 3-up. Picture Books continues with Stories from Around the World for Children by Lesley Sims (Feb. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0794532109), ages 3-up. And Pull-Back Books presents Pull-Back Busy Train by Fiona Watt (Feb. 1, board book, $24.99, ISBN 978-0794533335), ages 3-up.

Big Books adds Big Book of Big Trains by Megan Cullis (Feb. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0794533786), ages 4 to 6. Big Drawing Book by Fiona Watt (Feb. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-0794533656) is a new Big Activity Book, ages 4-up. Build a Picture Sticker Books features Build a Picture Tractors Sticker Book by Katie Lovell (Feb. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0794533199), ages 4-up. New First Dot-To-Dot titles by Katrina Fearn are First Dot-To-Dot Pirates (Feb. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0794533939) and First Dot-To-Dot Dinosaurs (Feb. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0794533410), ages 4-up. First Sticker Books offers First Sticker Book Princesses (Feb. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0794533571) and First Sticker Book Monkeys (Feb. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0794532888) by Kasia Dudziuk, First Sticker Book Circus by Jessica Greenwall (Feb. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0794533427), and First Sticker Book Trains by Sam Taplin (Feb. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0794533519), ages 4-up. Fiona Watt’s Sticker Dolly Dressing Costumes Around the World (Feb. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0794533823) and Sticker Dolly Dressing Parties (Feb. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0794533700) join Sticker Dolly Dressing, ages 4-up. And Wipe-Clean Books introduces Wipe-Clean Dot-To-Dot (Feb. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0794532789) and Wipe-Clean Doodles (Feb. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0794533120) by Stacey Lamb, ages 4-up.

Sticker Dressing gains Sticker Dressing Warriors by L. Gillespie (Feb. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0794533533) and Sticker Dressing Explorers by Fiona Watt (Feb. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0794533748), ages 5-up. New My Very First Reading Workbooks by Mairi MacKinnon are Phonics Workbook 3 (Feb. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0794531911) and Phonics Workbook 4 (Feb. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0794531928), ages 5-up. Astronomy and Space Sticker Book by Emily Bone (Feb. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0794533595) is a new Science Sticker Book, ages 6 to 8. Beginner’s Nature welcomes Bees and Wasps by James MacLaine (Feb. 1, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0794533601), ages 6 to 8. And Sticker Activity Books continues with Clothes and Fashion Sticker Book by Nancy Leschnikoff (Feb. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0794532352) and Big Dinosaur Sticker Book by Fiona Watt (Feb. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0794533731), ages 6 to 8.

Doodling Books releases Big Maze Book by Kirsten Robson (Feb. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0794533458) and Drawing, Doodling and Coloring Fashion by Fiona Watt (Feb. 1, paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-0794533366), ages 6-up. Joining Activity Books are Boy’s Activity Book (Feb. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0794531713) and Travel Activity Book (Feb. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0794532871) by Rebecca Gilpen, 1920’s Fashion by Emily Bone (Feb. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0794533557), and Girl’s Activity Book by Lucy Bowman (Feb. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0794531720), ages 6-up. Activity Tins introduces Doodle Tin (Feb. 1, novelty, $14.99, ISBN 978-0794533496) and Optical Illusions Tin by Sam Taplin (Feb. 1, novelty, $14.99, ISBN 978-0794533380), ages 6-up. My First Art Sticker Book by Rosie Dickens (Feb. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0794532024) is a new Art title, ages 6-up. And Illustrated Dictionaries gains First Illustrated Math Dictionary by Kirsteen Rogers (Feb. 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0794531973), ages 6-up.

New Mini-Editions by Heather Amery are Mini Greek Myths, Revised Edition (Feb. 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0794533663) and Mini Stories from Around the World, Revised Edition (Feb. 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0794533847), ages 6-up. Nature Coloring Books issues Flowers to Color (Feb. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0794530587) and Forest Life to Color (Feb. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0794533052) by Nelupa Hussain, and Rainforest to Color by Jenny Cooper (Feb. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0794533069), ages 6-up. Storms and Hurricanes by Emily Bone (Feb. 1, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0794533502) joins Usborne Beginners, ages 6-up. Leila Rasheed’s Fantastic Diary of Bathsheba Clarice de Trop presents Socks, Shocks and Secrets (Feb. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0794530297), Doughnuts, Dreams and Drama Queens (Feb. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0794530303), and Chips, Beans, and Limousines (Feb. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0794530280), ages 10-up. And Roman Pony Trilogy issues Minna’s Quest, Internet Referenced by K. M. Peyton (Feb. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0794531430), ages 12-up.


Christopher Sat Straight Up in Bed by Kathy Long, illus. by Patricia Cantor (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-0802853592). What is that noise that is keeping Christopher awake in the middle of the night? Ages 4-8.

When No One Is Watching by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by David Johnson (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-0802853035). A shy girl’s best friend gives her the strength to be brave. Ages 4-8.

I Wish I Had. . . by Giovanna Zoboli, illus. by Simona Mulazzani (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-0802854155). A child describes various animals’ unique skills and attributes. Ages 4 to 8.

The Chickens Build a Wall by Jean-François Dumont (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-0802854223). Chickens on a farm build a wall to try to keep a hedgehog out. Ages 4 to 8.

Nasreddine by Odile Weulersse, illus. by Rebecca Dautremer (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0802854162) brings a popular Middle Eastern character to a new audience. Ages 4 to 9.

Bully.Com by Joe Lawlor (Apr. 1, paper, $8, ISBN 978-0802854131). A seventh grader must prove his innocence after he is accused of posting pictures online exposing a classmate’s eating disorder. Ages 10 to 14.

A Girl Called Problem by Katie Quirk (Apr. 1, paper, $8, ISBN 978-0802854049) centers on a Tanzanian girl whose family bears the weight of a curse. Ages 10 to 14.


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Baby Goes Baaaaa! (May 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1405258302) and Baby Can Bounce! (May 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1405258319) by Lynne Chapman are laminated books that aim to encourage speech development; and comprehension. Up to age 3.

My Little World of Happy by Giles Andreae, illus. by Janet Cronin (June 1, board book, $15.99, ISBN 978-1405260824) offers a carry box of nine storybooks about animals. Up to age 3.

The Ministry of Niceness by Giles Andreae, illus. by Janet Cronin (May 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1405258432). A smiling cat teaches why it is far more important to be nice than to be cool. Ages 3 to 5.

The Dog Machine by Giles Andreae, illus. by Janet Cronin (May 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1405258418). This story set in the World of Dogs celebrates differences. Ages 3 to 5.

The Lovely Whales by Giles Andreae, illus. by Janet Cronin (May 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1405258494). Two whales change their once-small species for good. Ages 3 to 5.

The Pink Cricket by Giles Andreae, illus. by Janet Cronin (May 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1405258401). A cricket who loves to drum follows his dreams. Ages 3 to 5.

The Dance of Wallowy Bigness by Giles Andreae, illus. by Janet Cronin (May 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1405258395). A hippo finds a way to dance in this tale about the importance of inner beauty. Ages 3 to 5.

Where Is Fred? by Edward Hardy, illus. by Ali Pye (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1405254038). A caterpillar outwits a crow in this hide-and-seek story. Ages 3 to 5.

Cow Party by Giles Andreae, illus. by Janet Cronin (May 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1405258425). The King of Cows holds a ball to find a queen he can trust with his heart. Ages 3 to 5.

Pocket Library by Giles Andreae, illus. by Janet Cronin (June 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1405259637) are books about love, friendship, and teamwork, packaged in a slipcase. Ages 3 to 5.

Wave the Flag and Blow the Whistle by Ronda Armitage, illus. by Andrew Gordon (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1405253406). Tom, his grandfather, and his stuffed giraffe make new friends on a train. Ages 3 to 5.

The Night Pirates by Peter Harris, illus. by Deborah Allwright (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1405256780). In this pop-up book, Tom joins young pirates to seek treasure. Ages 3 to 7.

Big Red Balloon by Anne Fine, illus. by Kate Pankhurst (May 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1405254335). When a class sends up balloons on the school’s 100th anniversary, one lands at Buckingham Palace. Ages 5 to 7.

Under the Sea by Sue Mayfield, illus. by Sue Hendra (May 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1405256766) rounds up three stories about underwater creatures. Ages 5 to 7.

Snakes and Ladders by Michael Morpurgo, illus. by Shahar Kober (May 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1405260817). In this anti-bullying tale, Wendy loses—and rescues—the snake she brings to school. Ages 5 to 7.


Red Banana adds Storm by Kevin Crossley-Holland, illus. by Alan Marks (May 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1405262644), ages 5 to 7.


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The Magician’s Tower by Shawn Thomas Odyssey (Feb. 26, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1606844250) is a sequel to The Wizard of Dark Street. Ages 9 to 12.

My Homework Ate My Homework by Patrick Jennings (Apr. 23, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1606842867). What happens when Zaritza takes the class ferret home and it goes missing? Ages 9 to 12.

The Rose Throne by Mette Ivie Harrison (May 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1606843659) relays the story of two rival princesses who have never met. Ages 12-up.

Spies and Prejudice by Talia Vance (June 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1606842607). A teenage spy sets out to uncover a conspiracy involving her mother and a mysterious organization. Ages 12-up.

Notes from Ghost Town by Kate Ellison (Feb. 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1606842645). Olivia Jane is determined to discover the truth behind her best friend’s death. Ages 14-up.


Goofballs gains The Mysterious Talent Show Mystery by Tony Abbott, illus. by Colleen Madden (Feb. 26, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1606841679), ages 7 to 9. And the Clone Chronicles adds Cloneward Bound by M.E. Castle (Feb. 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1606842331), ages 8 to 12.


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Moustachapillar by Jonty Lees (Feb. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0955432255). A boy who longs for a moustache finds a creative use for a caterpillar before setting it free. Ages 5 to 7.

Too Many Girls by Jonty Lees (Feb. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0955432262). A beleaguered father begins making unpopular changes around the house. Ages 5 to 7.


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Wait! Wait! by Hatsue Nakawaki, illus. by Komako Sakai (June 11, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1592701384). The creatures a toddler encounters disappear, but her parents are always there for her. Up to age 3.

Brief Thief by Michael Escoffier, illus. by Kris Di Giacomo (Apr. 16, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1592701315). A lizard uses what seem to be old underpants when he runs out of toilet paper. Ages 4 to 8.

Thunderstorm by Arthur Geisert (May 14, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1592701339) is a wordless book that follows the course of a thunderstorm through midwestern farm country. Ages 4-up.

The Bathing Costume by Charlotte Moundlic, illus. by Olivier Tallec (May 7, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1592701414) recounts a boy’s weekend at his grandparents’ house. Ages 5 to 8.

Advice to Little Girls by Mark Twain, illus. by Vladimir Radunsky (Apr. 16, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1592701292) offers tongue-in-cheek tips. Ages 6-up.


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The Queen’s Beasts by Sophie Bristow, illus. by Sophie Glover (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1903070840). After years trapped in stone, the Queen’s Beasts in Kew Gardens have been freed. Ages 5 to 7.