EDC/Kane Miller

I Wonder Who? by Anton Poitier, illus. by Sophia Touliatou (Mar. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1610672429) is an animal-themed lift-the-flap title. Ages 3–7.

Socks! by Tania Sohn (Mar. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1610672443). A girl and her cat use imagination to turn the sock drawer into a playland. Ages 3–7.

Billy the Goat’s Big Breakfast by Jez Alborough (Mar. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1610671903). Hungry Billy the Goat pays a price when he snatches homemade bread dough from Nat’s table. Ages 3–7.

Secrets of the Apple Tree: A Shine-a-Light Book by Carron Brown, illus. by Alyssa Nassner (Mar. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1610672436). Readers shine a light behind the pages to reveal what’s hidden in and around the apple tree. Ages 4–8.

Always Jack by Susanne Gervay, illus. by Cathy Wilcox (Mar. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1610671309). In this follow-up to I Am Jack, a boy and his family cope with a parent’s cancer diagnosis. Ages 8–12.


Billie B. Brown by Sally Rippin, illus. by Aki Fukuoka, returns in The Extra-special Helper (Jan. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1610670999), The Beautiful Haircut (Mar. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1610671002), and The Second-best Friend (Mar. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1610670982), ages 4–7. Hey Jack! by Sally Rippin, illus. by Stephanie Spartels, is back with The Worry Monsters (Mar. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1610671262), The Robot Blues (Mar. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1610671248), and The New Friend (Mar. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1610671255), ages 4–7.

All-Star Cheerleaders by Anastasia Suen, illus. by Hazel Mitchell, continues with Just So, Brianna (Mar. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1610670029) and Fly, Emma, Fly (Mar. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1610670036), ages 6–9. The Mythical 9th Division gains Alien Moon by Alex Milway (Mar. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1610671644), ages 7–11. The Phoenix Files by Chris Morphew rolls on with Mutation (Mar. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1610670937) and Underground by Chris Morphew (Mar. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1610670944), ages 12–up.


My First Word Book by Felicity Brooks, illus. by Rosalinde Bonnet (Feb. 3, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0794533816) introduces 270 words in such categories as numbers, animals, on the farm, the body, things that go, and bedtime. All ages.

Sleeping Beauty Musical Book by Leslie Sims (Feb. 3, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0794532192). Six pieces from the Tchaikovsky ballet accompany this story. Ages 3–up.

Little Children’s Bedtime Music Book by Katie Daynes (Feb. 3, board book, $18.99, ISBN 978-0794529086). One by one the animals stop playing as their babies fall asleep. Ages 3–up.

Lift-The-Flap Questions and Answers About Your Body by Katie Daynes, illus. by Marie-Eve Tremblay (Feb. 3, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-0794521790) contains answers to such questions as “Why is blood red?” Ages 4–up.

Usborne Lift-The-Flap Colors by Felicity Brooks (Feb. 3, board book, $11.99, ISBN 978-0794532062) is an introduction to colors that contains naming, matching and counting activities. Ages 4–up.

Lots of Mice to Spot by Louis Stowell, illus. by David Semple (Feb. 3, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0794519223) is a seek-and-find book. Age 5–up.

Usborne Animal Alphabet Activity Book by Mairi MacKinnon, illus. by Sarah Horne and Vicky Barker (Feb. 3, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0794532741) contains puzzles to help children learn the alphabet, build phonic awareness, and develop pen control. Age 5–up.

Lift the Flap Times Tables by Rosie Dickins (Feb. 3, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-0794528867). Readers lift the flaps to find tips, tricks, and practice questions to help learn times tables. Ages 6–up.

First World War Sticker Book by Struan Reid (Feb. 3, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0794532994) contains facts and figures about the key events and most important people of the war, as well as many of the vehicles used in the fighting. Ages 10–up.

Far from Home by K.M. Peyton (Feb. 3, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0794532925) concludes the Roman Pony Trilogy starring Roman servant girl Minna and the abandoned foal she rescues. Ages 12–up.


Touchy-Feely Books by Fiona Watt adds That’s Not My Pig (Feb. 3, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0794526665), That’s Not My Lamb (Feb. 3, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0794526634), and That’s Not My Duck (Feb. 3, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0794531935), all ages. Flap Books continues with Baby Animals Flap Book by Sam Taplin (Feb. 3, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0794521059), ages 3–up. New Noisy Books by Sam Taplin, illus. by Mark Chambers, are Noisy Circus (Feb. 3, board book, $19.99, ISBN 978-0794532154) and Noisy Pirates (Feb. 3, board book, $19.99, ISBN 978-0794528140), ages 3–up. Peek Inside Board Books adds Peek Inside the Zoo (Feb. 3, board book, $11.99, ISBN 978-0794525231) and Peek Inside Animal Homes (Feb. 3, board book, $11.99, ISBN 978-0794525491) by Anna Milbourne, ages 3–up. Big Books continues with Big Book of Stars and Planets by Emily Bone (Feb. 3, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0794533724), ages 4–up.

Usborne Phonics Readers welcomes Snail Brings the Mail by Russell Punter and Mairi MacKinnon, illus. by Fred Blunt (Feb. 3, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0794533694), Cow Takes a Bow (Feb. 3, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0794533687) and Underpants for Ants (Feb. 3, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0794533960) by Russell Punter, illus. by Fred Blunt; and Croc Gets a Shock by Mairi MacKinnon, illus. by Fred Blunt (Feb. 3, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0794533953), ages 4–up. Beginners Nature continues with Astronomy by Emily Bone (Feb. 3, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0794532291) and Snakes by James MacLaine (Feb. 3, hardcover, $4.99, ISBN 978-0794526863), ages 6–up.

See Inside Board Books adds See Inside the First World War by Rob Lloyd Jones (Feb. 3, board book, $13.99, ISBN 978-0794525484) and See Inside the Universe by Alex Frith (Feb. 3, board book, $13.99, ISBN 978-0794523473), ages 7–up. Amy Wild, Animal Talker by Diana Kimpton rolls along with Amy Wild, Animal Talker: The Furry Detectives (Feb. 3, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0794531508 and Amy Wild, Animal Talker: The Mystery Cat (Feb. 3, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0794531492), ages 7–up.

Illustrated Stories greets Illustrated Stories from Around the World (Feb. 3, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0794528379), One Hundred Illustrated Stories (Feb. 3, hardcover, $21.99, ISBN 978-0794529369), and Illustrated Adventure Stories (Feb. 3, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0794528492) by Leslie Sims; Illustrated Stories from the Greek Myths by Russell Punter (Feb. 3, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0794532376), Illustrated Stories from Shakespeare by Rosie Dickins (Feb. 3, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0794529970), and Illustrated Stories from Aesop by Susanna Davidson, illus. by Giuliano Ferri (Feb. 3, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0794529178), ages 8–up. School Friends by Ann Bryant adds Rivalry at Silver Springs (Feb. 3, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0784531515) and Princess at Silver Spires (Feb. 3, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0794531522), ages 10–up.


The Big Book of Slumber by Giovanna Zoboli, illus. by Simona Mulazzani (Apr. 18, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-0802854391). In this lullaby book, all creatures of the world settle in their beds. Ages 3–7.

Thomas the Toadilly Terrible Bully by Janice Levy, illus. by Bill Slavin and Esperança Melo (Feb. 5, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0802853738). Thomas discovers being a friend is much more fun than being a bully. Ages 4–8.

The Geese March in Step by Jean-François Dumont (Mar. 21, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-0802854438). No matter how hard she tries, Zita can’t seem to march in step with the other geese. Ages 4–8.

Brother Hugo and the Bear by Katy Beebe, illus. by S.D. Schindler (Apr. 4, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0802854070). A bear devours the library book that Brother Hugo tried to return, and soon he’s hungry for more words. Ages 5–9.

Two Little Birds by Mary Newell DePalma (Feb. 14, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-0802854216) portrays a first migration journey. Ages 5–9.

A Pond Full of Ink by Annie M. G. Schmidt, illus. by Sieb Posthuma (Mar. 7, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-0802854339) is a poetry collection. Ages 6–up.

A Less than Perfect Peace by Jacqueline Levering Sullivan (Mar. 28, paper, $8.50, ISBN 978-0802854315). As Annie helps her father readjust after his return from World War II, she meets refugees and comes to understand the nature of sacrifice and loss. Ages 10–14.

Egmont UK

(Dist. by IPG)

Twinkle, Twinkle, Squiglet Pig by Joyce Dunbar, illus. by Tim Hopgood (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1405259996) is an undersea adventure with strange creatures. Ages 3–5.

Jo-Jo the Melon Donkey by Michael Morpurgo, illus. by Helen Stephens (May 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1405263535). Jo-Jo, who totes melons through the streets of Venice all day, gets a chance to save the city. Ages 3–5.

Is That a Coconut? Yuck! by Tony Bradman, illus. by Katharine McEwen (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1405263726). The jungle animals pass judgment on the brown hairy ball that falls from a tree. Ages 3–5.

Spaghetti with the Yeti by Adam Guillain and Charlotte Guillain, illus. by Lee Wildish (July 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1405263511). George is determined to track down the Yeti. Ages 3–5.

Death: The Mercian Trilogy by K.J. Wignall (May 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1405258623) concludes this teen vampire trilogy. Ages 12–up.

By Any Other Name by Laura Jarratt (May 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1405256735) stars a girl struggling with life in the witness protection program. Ages 12–up.

Finding Cherokee Brown by Siobhan Curham (May 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1405260381) is a story about coping with bullying, finding courage, and having the confidence to be yourself. Ages 12–up.


Nicola Killen Animals welcomes Animal Numbers (Apr. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1405262774), Animal Opposites (Apr. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1405262866), and Animal Noises (Apr. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1405262873) by Nicola Killen, up to age 3. Olive and Moss continues with Michael the Monkey: Noises (May 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1405260015), Louis the Lion: Shapes (May 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1405260039), and Margot and Mo: Numbers (May 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1405260022) by Nina Govan, up to 3. Orla Kiely greets Shapes (Apr. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1405262064) and Creatures (Apr. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1405262071) by Orla Kiely, up to age 3.

Stripy Horse by Jim Helmore, illus. by Karen Wall, returns in Stripy Horse: My Little Library (June 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1405264372), Time for Bed (Apr. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1405253024), Hide and Seek (Apr. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1405257459), and Off We Go! (Apr. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1405257466), ages 2–5.

Ant and Bee by Angela Banner welcomes Ant and Bee (May 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1405266710), Happy Birthday with Ant and Bee (May 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1405266758), Ant and Bee and the Rainbow (May 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1405266741), More Ant and Bee (May 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1405266727), More and More Ant and Bee (May 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1405266734), and Around the World with Ant and Bee (May 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1405266765), ages 3–5.

Blue Bananas leveled readers adds Space Saver by Kate Agnew, illus. by Frances Castle (May 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1405256773) and Alfie’s Great Escape by Kate Irwin, illus. by Clare Elsom (May 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1405262125), ages 5–7. Red Bananas picks up Polly and the Pirates by Tony Bradman, illus. by James Davies (May 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1405264129) and The Terrible Time Without Tilly by Hilary McKay, illus. by Kimberley Scott (May 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1405260800), ages 5–7.

Agatha Parrot continues with Agatha Parrot and the Heart of Mud (May 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1405262712) and Agatha Parrot and the Thirteenth Chicken (July 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1405265744) by Kjartan Poskitt, illus. by David Tazzyman, ages 7–9. Barry Loser gains I Am So Over Being a Loser by Jim Smith (June 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1405260336), ages 7–9. Bugville greets Trouble in Bugville by Paul Howard (May 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1405264723), ages 7–9. New to Warrior Sheep is The Warrior Sheep Go Jurassic by Christine Russell, illus. by Christopher Russell (May 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1405267182), ages 7–9.

Egmont USA

(Dist. by Random House)

Good Crooks Book One: Missing Monkey! (Feb. 25, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1606845097) and Good Crooks Book Two: Dog Gone! (Feb. 25, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1606843970) by Mary Amato, illus. by Ward Jenkins, kick off a series starring twins Billy and Jillian want to be good, although their parents are famous criminals. Ages 7–9.

My Zombie Hamster by Havelock McCreely (July 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1606844915). Matt wants a video game, and his parents by him an undead rodent instead. Ages 8–12.

Into the Dark Book #1: The Shadow Prince by Bree Despain (Mar. 11, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1606842478) begins a series that is a modern-day continuation of the Persephone myth. Ages 12–up.

White Space: Book One of The Dark Passages by Ilsa J. Bick (Feb. 11, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1606844199) is part thriller, part horror, about a blurred reality in which characters in a story come to life. Ages 14–up.

Oblivion by Sasha Dawn (May 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1606844762). Callie was found in an abandoned apartment, scrawling “I killed him” on the wall. But she remembers nothing of that night or of the previous 36 hours. Ages 14–up.

Burn Out by Kristi Helvig (Apr. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1606844793). After the sun destroys most of what’s on Earth, Tora is alone with the bio-energetic weapons her father created for the government. Ages 14–up.


Goofballs adds The Crazy Classroom Caper by Tony Abbott, illus. by Colleen Madden (Mar. 11, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1606844496), ages 7–9. Clone Chronicles continues with Game of Clones by M.E. Castle (Feb. 11, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1606842348), ages 8–12. Quarantine greets The Burnouts by Lex Thomas (July 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1606843383), ages 14–up.

Enchanted Lion

(Dist. by Consortium)

Joseph Fipps by Nadine Roberts, illus. by Genevieve Godbout (Apr. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1592701179). Some days Joseph and his mother don’t see eye to eye. Ages 3–7.

The Lion and the Bird by Marianne Dubuc (May 13, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1592701513). When Lion rescues a wounded bird in his garden, he finds a new friend. Ages 4–up.

The Day I Lost My Superpowers by Michaël Escoffier, illus. by Kris Di Giacomo (Apr. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1592701445). One day a child does something extraordinary, and every day after that she tests out her powers—untilone day, they’re gone. Ages 4–8.

Winston & George by John Miller, illus. by Giuliano Cucco (Mar. 18, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1592701452). Created more than 50 years ago and found preserved in an attic, this is the story of a friendship between a crocodile and a crocodile bird. Ages 5–8.

The River by Alessandro Sanna (Feb. 11, hardcover, $22.95, ISBN 978-1592701490). This graphic novel about four seasons on Italy’s Po River marks the author-illustrator’s U.S. debut. Ages 6–up.


Pomelo the Garden Elephant is back in Pomelo’s Big Adventure by Ramona Badescu, illus. by Benjamin Chaud (June 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1592701582), ages 4–8. Stories Without Words continues with Coyote Run by Gaëtan Dorémus (Mar. 18, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1592701476), ages 4–8.

F+W Media/Merit

Big Fat Disaster by Beth Fehlbaum (Apr. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1440570483). An insecure, overweight girl deals with being in the spotlight because of her parents’ antics. Ages 14–up.

Wanted: Dead or in Love by Kym Brunner (June 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1440570575). When Monroe cuts herself on a bullet from her father’s gangster memorabilia, she awakens the spirit of Bonnie Parker, who begins speaking to Monroe inside her head. Ages 14–up.

Jex Malone by C.L. Gaber and V.C. Stanley (June 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1440570513). This debut novel launches the Jex Malone mystery series, starring a teen who takes on her detective father’s cold cases. Ages 14–up.

Screaming Divas by Suzanne Kamata (May 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1440572791). Trudy, Cassie, Harumi, and Esther form a rock band. Ages 14–up.

Providence by Lisa Colozza Cocca (Mar. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1440569272). Becky skips town after a fire burns down her family’s barn, and finds an abandoned baby in a freight car. Ages 14–up.

Firefly Books

Outlaws, Spies, and Gangsters: Chasing Notorious Criminals by Laura Scandiffio, illus. by Gareth Williams (Mar. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1554516209) chronicles eight of history’s most famous manhunts. Age 9–12.


My First Book by Emma Hill adds My First Book of Colors (Apr. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1770853140), My First Book of Animals (Apr. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1770853133), and My First Book of Numbers (Apr. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1770853126), ages 2–4.

Fitzhenry & Whiteside

(Dist. by Ingram)

Glow-in-the-Dark Creatures by Natalie Hyde (May 30, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1554553303) showcases animals that can create their own light. Ages 7–up.

Bog by Karen Krossing (Mar. 30, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1554553150) is a middle-grade fantasy adventure starring a half cave troll, half human. Ages 10–12.

Count Us In! by Kari-Lynn Winters and Lori Sherritt-Fleming, illus. by Peggy Collins (Apr. 15, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1554553075) collects math-related poems. Ages 6–8.

5 Elephants by Rob Laidlaw (May 30, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1554553167) profiles a quintet of pachyderms, both wild and captive. Ages 8–12.

Fitzhenry & Whiteside/Red Deer Press

(Dist. by Ingram)

Little Cub’s Home by Georgia Graham (May 30, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0889955165). Little Cub’s mother introduces him to the world after spending the winter in their den. Ages 6–8.

Rocket Man by Jan Coates (Apr. 15, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0889954946). Quiet middle kid Bob comes into his own and earns respect from family and friends when he plans a charity basketball game. Ages 9–12.

Dark Matters by Joan Marie Galat (May 30, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-0889955158). A young stargazer discovers the importance of light and dark in the natural world Ages 9–up.

Whatever Life You Wear by Cecilia Kennedy (May 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0889955141). In the months before senior year, five girls embark on the summer trip of a lifetime. Ages 12–up.

Swimmers by Amy Bright (May 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-0889955134). Secrets swirl around 10-year-old Poppy and her mom; then a new neighbor and friend who has secrets of his own arrives. Ages 12–up.

Flashlight Press

(Dist. by IPG)

Ben & Zip: Two Short Friends by Joanne Linden, illus. by Tom Goldsmith (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1936261284). Ben, who is short, and his best friend, Zip, who is even shorter, keep losing track of each other during a stroll on the boardwalk. Ages 3–5.

Floris Books

(Dist. by SteinerBooks)

Rain or Shine by Ronald Heuninck (May 19, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1782500445). This wordless board book introduces the seasons of the year. Ages 1–3.

A New Day by Ronald Heuninck (May 19, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1782500438) is a wordless board book about the rhythms of the day. Ages 1–3.

Thistle Sands by Mike Nicholson, illus. by Claire Keay (July 1, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1782500490) welcomes readers to Thistle Sands and introduces Scotswords. Ages 3–6.

The Tomtes of Hilltop Stream by Brenda Tyler (May 19, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1782500452). Jamie and Emily enlist their tiny friends to help them clean up Hilltop Stream. Ages 3–6.

There Was a Wee Lassie Who Swallowed a Midgie by Rebecca Colby, illus. by Kate McLelland (June 30, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1782500483) offers a Scottish twist on a much-loved rhyme. Ages 3–6.

The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Maren Briswalter (May 19, paper, $17.95, ISBN 978-1782500353) is an illustrated version of this tale. Ages 4–6.

How Does My Garden Grow? by Gerda Muller (May 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1782500377) is an introduction to vegetable gardening. Ages 4–up.

The Kingdom of Beautiful Colours and Other Stories by Isabel Wyatt (July 28, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1782500599). This revised edition of The Book of Fairy Princes collects seven tales. Ages 7–10.

Attack of the Giant Robot Chickens by Alex McCall (July 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1782500087). Jesse and his friends hatch a plan to defeat the robot chickens that have taken over the world. Ages 9–12.

Beneath by Gill Arbuthnott (July 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1782500520). In this fantasy adventure, Jess is caught between two worlds—kelpies and human. Ages 11–14.

Mind Blind by Lari Don (July 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1782500537). Mind-reader Ciaran Bane sets out to discover a secret that will free him from his criminal family. Ages 11–14.

Daemon Parallel (July 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1782500834) and Werewolf Parallel (July 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1782500544) by Roy Gill launch the Parallel series, in which Cameron discovers he has the power to shift between worlds and enter Edinburgh Parallel—home to demons and werewolves. Ages 11–14.

Flowerpot Press

(Dist. by Cardinal Publishers Group)


Early Learning welcomes In the Wild You Might See (Feb. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1486700257), People That I Meet (Feb. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1486700288), and On the Farm You Might See (Feb. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1486700264), illus. by Lisa M. Gardiner; and I’m Learning Numbers (Feb. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1486702114), I’m Learning Colors (Feb. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1486702107), I’m Learning Shapes (Feb. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1486702121), I’m Learning Letters (Feb. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1486702138), My First Colors Book (Feb. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1486702060), My First Letters Book (Feb. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1486702091) My First Shapes Book (Feb. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1486702084), and My First Counting Book (Feb. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1486702077), ages 3–5.

Re-Versed Rhymes adds Simple Simon by Melissa Everett, illus. by Carrie Wendel (Feb. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1486700332), Pocket Full of Posies by Melissa Everett, illus. by David Cutting (Feb. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1486700349), There Was a Crooked Man by Melissa Everett, illus. by Mark Kummer (Feb. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1770938410), and 10 additional titles, age 3–5.

Sockheadz, illus. by Ivana Forgo, continues with Sockheadz Shapes (Feb. 1, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-1770936980), Sockheadz First Words (Feb. 1, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-1770936966), Sockheadz Colors (Feb. 1, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-1770936997), and Sockheadz Counting (Feb. 1, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-1770936973), ages 3–5. Why Do? by Jennifer Shand, illus. by T.G. Tjornehoj, adds Why Do Bush Babies Have Huge Eyes? (Feb. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1486702022), Why Do Pigs Roll Around in the Mud? (Feb. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1486702046), Why Do Sea Turtles Look Like They Are Crying? (Feb. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1486702053), and Why Do Camels Have Long Eyelashes? (Feb. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1486702039), ages 3–9.

Read with Me Storybooks rolls along with Wheels on the Bus (Feb. 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1486702534), I Am So Awesome by Joe Fitzpatrick, illus. by Mark Kummer (Feb. 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1486700059), Old MacDonald Had a Farm (Feb. 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1486702541), Larry Bendeco Johannes Von Sloop by Larry V., illus. by Mark Kummer (Feb. 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1486700004), I Love to Sing by Anne Matheson, illus. by David Cutting (Feb. 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1486700011), Color Caper by Johannah Gilman Paiva, illus. by Lauren Pashuk (Feb. 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1486700035), and The Ants Go Marching One by One, illus. by Nicole Groot (Feb. 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1486700042), ages 4–8.

Formac Publishing

(Dist. by Orca)

Healing the Bruises by Lori Morgan, illus. by Kathy Kaulbach (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459502833) chronicles a girl’s journey from domestic violence to peace and safety, told in graphic-novel form. Ages 7–10.


Formac First Novels adds Morgan on Ice by Ted Staunton, illus. by Bill Slavin (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1459502895; paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1459502901) and Lilly Babysits Her Brother by Brenda Bellingham, illus. by Clarke MacDonald (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1459502864; paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1459502871), ages 6–9.

Frances Lincoln

(Dist. by PGW)

Where’s Lenny? (Apr. 7, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1847803184) and Lenny Goes to Nursery School (Mar. 25, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1847803177) by Ken Wilson-Max are two new titles starring a boy who plays hide-and-seek with Dad and starts preschool. Ages 2–5.

The Very Noisy House by Julie Rhodes, illus. by Korky Paul (Apr. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1845079833). Each resident of a creaky old house makes his or her own crazy din. Ages 2–5.

One World Together by Catherine Anholt and Laurence Anholt (June 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847804051) depicts the idea that children the world over are the same in many ways. Ages 3–6.

Enormouse by Angie Morgan (May 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847804488). The title character is bigger than, and looks different from, all the other mice. Ages 3–6.

Star Girl by Karin Littlewood (Mar. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847801463). Gracie yearns to keep her special star from the sky. Ages 3–6.

Bob and Rob by Sue Pickford (Mar. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847803436). Rob, a burglar, is bad, but his dog, faithful Bob, is good. Ages 4–7.

Max the Champion by Sean Stockdale and Alex Strick, illus. by Ros Asquith (Mar. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847803887). Sports aficionado Max imagines he’s winning the World Cup when he and his class win the school tournament. Ages 4–8.

Zeraffa Giraffa by Dianne Hofmeyr, illus. by Jane Ray (Apr. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847803443) is the true story of Zeraffa, a giraffe who was sent as a gift by the Ottoman Viceroy of Egypt to King Charles X of France in 1826, and the boy who took care of Zeraffa on the journey. Ages 5–8.

Dominic Grows Sweetcorn by Mandy Ross, illus. by Alison Bartlett (May 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847803276). Grandpa shows Dominic how to grow sweetcorn the way he used to grow it back in Jamaica. Ages 6–10.

Let’s Play!: Poems About Sports and Games from Around the World by Debjani Chatterjee, illus. by Shirin Adl (June 10, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1847803702) is a poetry collection portraying children and adults enjoying various pastimes. Ages 6–10.

Breaking the Spell: Stories of Magic and Mystery from Scotland by Lari Don, illus. by Cate James (Mar. 18, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1847803429) contains 10 magical stories from Scotland. Ages 7–10.

The Beatles by Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom (Mar. 18, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1847804518) is the story of the Fab Four. Ages 8–12.

I Am a Poetato: An A–Z of Poems About People, Pets, and Other Creatures by John Hegley (Apr. 7, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1847803979) collects poems by British performance poet, comedian, and musician Hegley. Ages 8–12.

Poppy’s Angel by Rachel Billington (June 10, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1847803627) continues the London-set adventures of Poppy and her wild, and sometimes dangerous, friend Angel, begun in Poppy’s Hero. Ages 10–up.

In Too Deep by Tom Avery (June 10, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1847803894). This suspenseful tale of a family struggling to reunite, and sequel to Too Much Trouble, moves between London and Africa. Ages 10–up.

Black Sheep by Na’ima B. Robert (Mar. 25, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1847802354) is a contemporary take on London’s black gang culture and the rise of Islamic extremism among disaffected youth. Ages 13–up.


Eye on the Wild welcomes Tiger (June 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1847805171) and Elephant (June 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1847805188) by Suzi Eszterhas, ages 4–7. First Experiences greets Ife’s First Haircut (May 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847803641) and Vicky Goes to the Doctor (Apr. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1847803634) by Ifeoma Onyefulu, ages 4–7.

Free Spirit

My Body Belongs to Me: A Book About Body Safety by Jill Starishevsky, illus. by Angela Padrón (May 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1575424613) helps children learn about boundaries and getting help to stay safe. Ages 3–8.

Armond Goes to a Party: A Book About Asperger’s and Friendship by Nancy Carlson and Armond Isaak (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1575424668; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1575424675). A boy with Asperger syndrome overcomes his social challenges to help a friend celebrate her birthday. Ages 5–9.

Being Me with OCD: How I Learned to Obsess Less and Live My Life by Alison Dotson (Mar. 1, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1575424705) is part memoir, part self-help guide. Ages 15–up.


Happy Healthy Baby adds Play (June 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1575424262) and Rest (June 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1575424279) by Elizabeth Verdick and Marjorie Lisovskis, up to age 2. New to Best Behavior is Diapers Are Not Forever/Los Panales No Son Para Siempre by Elizabeth Verdick, illus. by Marieka Heinlen (June 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1575424293), up to age 4. Being the Best Me continues with Have Courage! (May 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1575424583; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1575424606) and Bounce Back! (May 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1575424576; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1575424590) by Cheri J. Meiners, illus. by Elizabeth Allen, ages 4–8. Count on Me: Sports adds Powerful Stories of Perseverance in Sports (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1575424569) and Inspiring Stories of Sportsmanship (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1575424552 by Brad Herzog), ages 8–12.

Gecko Press

(Dist. by lerner)

Pom and Pim by Lena Landström, illus. by Olof Landström (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1877579660) chronicles the busy day of two young friends. Ages 1–4.

Toucan Can by Juliette MacIver, illus. by Sarah Davis (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1877467530). Readers are encouraged to try to do all the things that Toucan can. Ages 3–6.

Watch Out for the Crocodile by Lisa Moroni, illus. by Eva Eriksson (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1877579899) is a tale of a father and daughter’s trip into the wilderness. Ages 4–7.

Hannah’s Night by Komako Sakai (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1877579547). When everyone is asleep, Hannah wakes up and discovers the quiet, exciting night-time world. Ages 3–up.

Gibbs Smith

(Dist. by Gibbs Smith)

The Big Book of Superheroes by Bart King, illus. by Gret Paprocki (Mar. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1423633976). Readers learn what it takes to be a superhero. Ages 8–up.


BabyLit by Jennifer Adams, illus. by Alison Oliver, gains Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Camping Primer (Mar. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1423636229) and Jungle Book: An Animals Primer (Mar. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1423635482), up to age 3. BabyLit First Steps adds Edgar Gets Ready for Bed by Jennifer Adams, illus. by Ron Stucki (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1423635284), ages 1–up.

Glass House Press

(Dist. by Midpoint)


Stone Ends continues with A Rebel’s Stone by PT McHugh (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0981676821), ages 10–18. Flynn Nightsider makes the scene with Flynn Nightsider and the Edge of Evil by Mary Fan (July 1, paper $9.99, ISBN 978-0974909615), ages 10–18.

Glitterati Incorporated

(Dist. by ACC)

Fanny the Flying French Bulldog by Nelson Bloncourt, illus. by Nikita Polyansky (Feb. 1, hardcover, $20, ISBN 978-0985169633) follows the exploits of a French Bulldog with big ears and an even bigger heart. Ages 5–9.

David R. Godine

The Lonely Typewriter by Peter Ackerman, illus. by Max Dalton (Apr. 10, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1567925180). When Pablo’s computer breaks down, his mother takes him up to the attic to discover her old typewriter. Ages 5–8.

Little.com by Ralph Steadman (Apr. 17, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1567925203) introduces readers to the tiny dot that lives inside every computer. Ages 5–8.

Linnets and Valerians by Elizabeth Goudge (May 8, paper, $13.95, ISBN 978-1567925210). Four siblings learn about nature, magic, and the power of Pan when they live with their eccentric uncle. Ages 8–11.

Graphic Arts Books/Alaska Northwest Books

(Dist. by Ingram)

Animals of Alaska by Lisa Rhodes (Apr. 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0882409917) includes animal facts, games and puzzles. Ages 4–8.

Bristol Bay Summer by Annie Boochever (May 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0882409948) is an adventure story set at an Alaskan salmon fishery. Ages 8–12.

Graphic Arts Books/Westwinds Press

(Dist. by Ingram)

Coyote in Love: The Story of Crater Lake by Mindy Dwyer (May 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0882409979) is a Northwest creation legend of Oregon’s Crater Lake. Ages 3–7.

Cassie and Jasper to the Rescue by Bryn Fleming (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0882409924). Cowgirl Cassie and her sidekick Jasper try to rescue a horse from the owner’s villainous son. Ages 8–12.


See My State gains T Is for Texas: Written by Kids for Kids by Michelle McCann (July 15, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0882409894), ages 4–8.

Groundwood Books

(Dist. by PGW)

Out the Window by Cybèle Young (Mar. 18, board book, $12.95, ISBN 978-1554983704). A small critter sees an unusual parade outside the window. Ages 1–4.

Numeralia by Jorge Lujan, illus. by Isol, trans. by Susan Ouriou (Mar. 18, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1554984442) is a counting book. Ages 3–up.

101 Things to Do with Baby by Jan Ormerod (Apr. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554983797). This book about a girl entertaining her baby brother for the day is reissued in hardcover. Ages 4–up.

Why Are You Doing That? by Elisa Amado, illus. by Manuel Monroy (June 2, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554984794). A curious boy learns where food comes from in this companion to What Are You Doing? Ages 4–7.

Norman, Speak! by Caroline Adderson, illus. by Qin Leng (May 13, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1554983223). What happens when a boy and his dog just don’t speak the same language? Ages 4–7.

From There to Here by Laurel Croza, illus. by Matt James (May 13, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1554983650). When a girl and her family move across Canada, she compares what it was like “there” to her new home “here.” Ages 4–7.

Bravo, Chico Canta! Bravo! by Pat Mora and Libby Martinez, illus. by Amelia Lau Carling, trans. by Elena Iribarren (Apr. 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1554983438; paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1554983445) is a picture book about the advantages of being bilingual. Ages 4–7.

The Tweedles Go Electric by Monica Kulling and Marie Lafrance (Mar. 18, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554981670). At the dawn of the 20th century, a family decides to buy an electric car. Ages 4–7.

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by Christine Baldacchino, illus. by Isabelle Malenfant (May 13, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554983476) is a story about the courage and creativity it takes to be different. Ages 4–7.

I Wish I Could Draw by Cary Fagan (May 13, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1554983186). A boy who believes he has no talent for drawing perseveres and gains creative confidence. Ages 5–8.

Just So Stories, Volume II by Rudyard Kipling, illus. by Ian Wallace (Apr. 15, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1554982134) is a newly illustrated edition of Kipling’s tales. Ages 5–up.

The Amazing Travels of Ibn Battuta by Fatima Sharafeddine, illus. by Intelaq Mohammed Ali (May 13, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1554984800). In 1325, when Ibn Battuta was 21, he bid farewell to his parents in Tangier, Morocco, and embarked on a pilgrimage to Mecca. It was 30 years before he returned home, having seen much of the world. Ages 7–11.

Outside In by Sarah Ellis (May 13, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554983674). Lynn’s mysterious new friend, Blossom, introduces her to her family’s unusual lifestyle and home, beneath a city reservoir. Ages 10–13.

The Shadow Mother by Sean Virgo, illus. by Javier Serrano Perez (June 10, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-0888999719) is a tale inspired by the Selkie legends of Scotland and Ireland. Ages 12–up.

Lost Girl Found by Leah Bassoff and Laura DeLuca (Mar. 18, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554984169). When the war comes, Poni flees her village in southern Sudan and makes the dangerous trek to seek safety in a refugee camp, or perhaps one day, America. Ages 13–up.

Guideposts/Ideals/CandyCane Press

Here Comes Peter Cottontail! by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins (Feb. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0824919276). The familiar song plays once each time the button is pushed. Age 2–5.

Sisters Forever by P.K. Hallinan (Mar. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0824919214) explores the special relationship between sisters. Age 2–5.

Hachette/Yen Press


Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days gains Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, Vol. 3 by Shiro Amano (Mar. 25, paper, $12, ISBN 978-0316401203), ages 8–up.

Hardie Grant Egmont

(Dist. by IPG)


Dino-School greets Opposites by David Bedford and Leonie Worthington (Apr. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1921894299), up to age 3. Flippety-Flaps by Anna Nilsen and Jonathan Bentley adds Wave, Baby, Wave! (May 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1877003462), Swim, Duck, Swim! (May 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1877003196), and Moo, Cow, Moo! (May 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1877003240), up to age 3. Go Girl continues with The Big Split (June 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1742973012) and Holiday (June 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1742974989) by Rowan McAuley; and Secret’s Out (Apr. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1742974972) and Karate Kicks (Apr. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1742974965) by Chrissie Perry, ages 7–9.

Joining Girl V the World are Invisible Me (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1742973623), I Heart You, Archie de Souza (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1742971827), and Waiting for It (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1742971810) by Chrissie Keighery; How to Boost Your Profile (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1742973630) and Things I Don’t Know (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1742971834) by Meredith Badger; and It’s Not Me, It’s You by Thalia Kalkipsakis (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1742971841), ages 10–14. And Smitten adds Beauty and the Beat (July 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1742972541), Unlucky Break (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1742972527), Head over High Heels (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1742972534), and Piece of Cake (July 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1742972558) by Kate Forster; and Tall, Dark and Distant (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1742973968) and Lust and Found (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1742973982) by Julie Fison, ages 14–up.

Hardie Grant Egmont/Little Hare Books

(Dist. by IPG)

Snap! by Janet A. Holmes, illus. by Daniella Germain (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1921714993) is a story about the fear of the new. Ages 3–5.

Lilac Ladies by Jenny Hughes, illus. by Bentley Jonathan (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1921894237). Nelly is the one to set things right in her group of best friends. But what happens when she’s not there? Ages 3–5.

Lucy Goosey by Margaret Wild, illus. by Ann James (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1742975528). Lucy is frightened when it’s time to fly away from the only pond she’s known her whole life. Ages 3–5.

Tree: A Little Story About Big Things by Danny Parker, illus. by Matt Ottley (May 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1921714412). A tale about life’s cycles, in the vein of The Giving Tree. Ages 3–5.


Brigid Lucy is back in Brigid Lucy Needs a Friend by Leonie Norrington, illus. by Tamsin Ainslie (Apr. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1921894244), ages 7–9.

Harlequin Teen

The Dark World by Cara Lynn Shultz (May 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0373211203) launches a paranormal fantasy series. Ages 14–up.

Take Me On by Katie McGarry (May 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0373211180). Haley, a kickboxing champ who has given up the ring, finds herself training her crush for a fight. Ages 14–up.

Drowned by Nichola Reilly (June 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0373211227) is a dystopian tale with an island setting. Ages 14–up.

The Stepsister’s Tale by Tracy Barrett (June 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0373211210) presents a retelling of the Cinderella story. Ages 14–up.

Played by Liz Fichera (May 27, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0373210947). Riley thinks she knows the best way to pay back Sam for saving her life, but things don’t go as planned. Ages 14–up.

The Break-Up Artist by Philip Siegel (Apr. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0373211159). Becca starts a new business to earn extra cash—breaking up couples. Ages 14–up.

Grim, edited by Christine Johnson (Feb. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0373211081) is a short-story anthology with entries inspired by classic fairy tales. Ages 14–up.

Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid (July 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0373211241). During a cross-country road trip, Leila meets four different teenagers and changes their lives. Ages 14–up.

The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow (Feb. 25, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0373211098) begins a series about three sisters who learn that their long-lost dad is a billionaire Las Vegas hotel owner. Ages 14–up.


Blood of Eden continues with The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa (Apr. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0373211128), ages 14–up. The Aquarathi adds Oceanborn by Amalie Howard (July 29, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0373211258), ages 14–up. The Paper Gods rolls along with Rain by Amanda Sun (June 24, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0373211111), ages 14–up. The Girl with the Windup Heart by Kady Cross (May 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0373211197) joins The Steampunk Chronicles, ages 14–up. The Tudor Witch Trilogy welcomes Witchfall by Victoria Lamb (Mar. 25, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0373211005), ages 14–up. The Twixt greets Invisible by Dawn Metcalf (Apr. 29, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0373211074), ages 14–up. And The Dark Elements continues with White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Feb. 25, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-037321104), ages 14–up.

Harlequin/KIMANI TRU

Prom Ever After: Haute Date by Dona Sarkar, Caridad Ferrer, and Deidre Berry (Apr. 29, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0373091478) collects three prom stories in one volume. Ages 14–up.


Galápagos George by Jean Craighead George, illus. by Wendell Minor (Apr. 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0060287931). The Newbery Medalist’s posthumously published story of “Lonesome George,” the famous giant tortoise and the last of his species, who lived to be 100 years old. Ages 4–8.

I Am a Witch’s Cat by Harriet Muncaster (July 22, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0062229144). A girl believes her mother is a good witch, and she is a witch’s cat. Ages 4–8.

Let’s Dance, Grandma! by Nigel McMullen (Mar. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0060507473). Lucy’s mother warns her not to try to dance when her grandmother comes to visit, because grandmas simply do not dance. Ages 4–8.

Rosie & Rex: A Nose for Fun! by Bob Boyle (Feb. 25, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0062211316). Rosie wants to have a tea party and Rex wants to play robots. When they find a mysterious object on the ground, their attention turns to figuring out what it is. Ages 4–8.

Mary Engelbreit’s Nursery and Fairy Tales Collection by Mary Engelbreit (Apr. 29, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-0062287076) is an illustrated story treasury. Ages 4–8.

Chu’s First Day of School by Neil Gaiman, illus. by Adam Rex (June 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062223975). In this companion to Chu’s Day, the title panda gets a case of nerves. Ages 4–8.

Whoosh and Chug! by Sebastien Braun (May 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062077547) features fast trains and a little engine that saves the day. Ages 4–8.

Tyler Makes a Birthday Cake! by Tyler Florence, illus. by Craig Frazier (Apr. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062047601). Tyler and Tofu, his dog, discover what goes into everyone’s favorite meal: dessert. Ages 4–8.

Lily the Unicorn by Dallas Clayton (Apr. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062116680). Lily plans adventures with Roger the Penguin, but he’s afraid of trying new things. Ages 4–8.

Princess Wannabe by Leslie Lammle (May 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061251979). Fern wants to ask a princess what royal life is like. Ages 4–8.

Abuelo by Arthur Dorros, illus. by Raúl Colón (Apr. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061686276) illuminates how the bond between an abuelo (grandfather) and a nieto (grandson) can reach across miles. Ages 4–8.

Monsters Love School by Mike Austin (June 24, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0062286185) is a companion to Monsters Love Colors and celebrates the joys of learning. Ages 4–8.

Snoring Beauty by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, illus. by Jane Manning (Mar. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0060874032) features the Sleeping Beauty story told from the perspective of a mouse who can’t get to sleep because of the princess’s snoring. Ages 4–8.

Bella Lost and Found by Ryan O’Rourke (June 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062218612). Bella, a cat who lives inside a lighthouse, boards a sailboat for high-seas adventures. Ages 4–8.

B. Bear and Lolly: Off to School by A.A. Livingston, illus. by Joey Chou (June 24, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0062197887). B. Bear, formerly known as Baby Bear, and best friend Lolly (short for Goldilocks) go to school together for the first time. Ages 4–8.

Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut EVER! by Jeff Cohen, illus. by Elanna Allen (June 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062249067). When big sister Sadie notices Eva’s hair is getting out of control, takes matters into her own hands. Ages 4–8.

New Kid by Tim Green (Mar. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062208729). The opportunity to play baseball just may save the new kid in town, who’s already got a reputation for being trouble. Ages 8–12.

Saving Lucas Biggs by Marisa de los Santos and David Teague (Apr. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062274625). Thirteen-year-old Margaret has a secret she can use to help her father when he is sentenced to death for a crime he didn’t commit: she can travel through time. Ages 8–12.

The Nerdy Dozen #1 by Jeff Miller (June 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062272621). Neil Andertol and a crew of middle-school video-gaming whizzes are recruited by the military to restore a botched aircraft mission. Ages 8–12.

Galaxy’s Most Wanted by John Kloepfer, illus. by Nick Edwards (July 22, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0062231017). Kevin Brewer and his science camp buddies accomplish the impossible: they summon alien life to Earth. Ages 8–12.

The Luck Uglies by Paul Durham (Apr. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062271501) begins a tween fantasy-adventure trilogy. Ages 8–12.

The School for Good and Evil #2: A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani (Apr. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062104922). Sophie and Agatha make an erant wish that returns them to the School for Good and Evil, but they find the fairy tale world has changed. Ages 8–12.

The Life and Times of Benny Alvarez by Peter Johnson (June 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062215963). Benny Alvarez faces down the smartest girl at school while navigating friendships and a difficult home life after his grandfather’s multiple strokes. Ages 8–12.

The Eighth Day by Dianne K. Salerni (Apr. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062272157) is a fantasy adventure rooted in Arthurian legend but set in the present. Ages 8–12.

The Menagerie #2: Dragon on Trial by Tui T. Sutherland and Kari Sutherland (Mar. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0060851439). A dragon is blamed for the death of the goose who laid the golden eggs in this second book in the trilogy starring Zoe, a girl who cares for mythical creatures. Ages 8–12.

One on One by Don Aker (July 22, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0062313539). Eleven-year-old Jared needs to get better grades in math if he wants to play basketball. Ages 8–12.

The First Stone (May 13, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0062313492) and The Fifth Rule (June 10, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0062313485) by Don Aker are about a troubled 16-year-old boy who’s learning to take responsibility for his actions after causing a serious accident. Ages 13–up.

The Space Between by Don Aker (July 8, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0062313546). A teen who plans to lose his virginity before he turns 18—in two days—while on a family trip to Mexico changes course when he meets an unlikely new friend on the plane. Ages 13–up.

Hunger Journeys by Maggie di Vries (May 13, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0062313515). During WWII, Lena leaves her starving family in Amsterdam to travel by train to a town close to the German border, in search of food. Ages 13–up.

Sea of Shadows: Age of Legends by Kelley Armstrong (Apr. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062071248) launches a series about twin sisters Moria and Ashyn, marked at birth to become the Keeper and the Seeker of Edgewood. Ages 13–up.

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062280671). Amy Gumm, “the other girl from Kansas,” finds herself transported to Oz, to which Dorothy has returned and wreaked havoc on the land. Ages 14–up.

Panic by Lauren Oliver (Mar. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062014559). Heather competes in a game played by graduating seniors, in which the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher. Ages 14–up.

Unite Me by Tahereh Mafi (Feb. 4, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0062327963) collects in print two companion e-novellas in the Shatter Me series. Ages 14–up.

Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi (Feb. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062085573) concludes the Shatter Me series. Ages 14–up.


Joining Batman Classic is Batman Versus the Riddler (I Can Read 2) by Donald Lemke, illus. by Steven Gordon (Apr. 29, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062210081), ages 4–8. The Berenstain Bears by Mike Berenstain rolls on with Gone Fishin’! (I Can Read 1) (Apr. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062075604; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062075598) and The Berenstain Bears’ Lemonade Stand (I Can Read 1) (Apr. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062075451; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062075444), ages 4–8. Biscuit by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Pat Schories, is back in Biscuit Loves the Library (My First I Can Read) (Feb. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061935077), ages 4–8. Charlie the Ranch Dog stars in Charlie and the New Baby (Apr. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062297501) and Charlie Goes to the Doctor (I Can Read 1) (June 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062219183; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062219176), ages 4–8. Diary of a Worm gains Nat the Gnat (I Can Read 1) by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Harry Bliss (May 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062087089; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062087072), ages 4–8. Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser, greets Fancy Nancy’s Fabulous Fall Storybook Collection (July 22, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-0062288844) and Fancy Nancy and the Wedding of the Century (Apr. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062083197), ages 4–8, and Nancy Clancy: Secret of the Silver Key (May 6, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062082992), ages 6–10.

Flat Stanley gains Show-and-Tell, Flat Stanley! (I Can Read 2) by Jeff Brown, illus. by Macky Pamintuan (May 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062189769; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062189752), ages 4–8. Huff and Puff by Tish Rabe, illus. by Gill Guile, chugs along with Huff and Puff (My First I Can Read) (Apr. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062305022; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062305015) and Huff and Puff and the New Train (My First I Can Read) (May 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062305046; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062305039), ages 4–8. I Can Read! Early Learning Boxes launches with Learn to Read with Tug the Pup and Friends! Box Set 1: Levels Included: A-C (June 24, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0062266897), Learn to Read with Tug the Pup and Friends! Box Set 2: Levels Included: C-E (June 24, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0062266910), and Learn to Read with Tug the Pup and Friends! Box Set 3: Levels Included: E-G (June 24, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0062266934) by Julie M. Wood, illus. by Sebastien Braun, ages 4–8.

Justice League Classic issues I Am the Flash (I Can Read 2) by John Sazaklis, illus. by Steven E. Gordon and Eric A. Gordon (Mar. 25, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062210050), ages 4–8. Let’s Read and Find Out Science 2 adds Light Is All Around Us by Wendy Pfeffer, illus. by Paul Meisel (Feb. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-006029121; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0064409247), ages 4–8. Little Critter issues Just a Kite (My First I Can Read) by Mercer Mayer (Mar. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062071972; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0061478147), ages 4–8.

Monster School welcomes The Spooky Sleepover (I Can Read 2) by Dave Keane (June 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0060854782; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0060854775), ages 4–8. Pete the Cat returns in Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (May 27, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062304162), Old MacDonald Had a Farm (Feb. 18, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062198730), and A Pet for Pete (My First I Can Read) (May 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062303806; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062303790) by James Dean, and Too Cool for School (My First I Can Read) (Feb. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062110763; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062110756) by James Dean and Kimberly Dean, illus. by James Dean, ages 4–8. Pinkalicious stars in The Royal Tea Party (I Can Read 1) (May 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062187932; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062187918) by Victoria Kann, ages 4–8. Plants vs. Zombies greets Save Your Brains! (I Can Read 2) by Catherine Hapka (Apr. 22, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062294968), ages 4–8. Pony Scouts continues with The Camping Trip (I Can Read 2) by Catherine Hapka, illus. by Anne Kennedy (Mar. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062086655; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062086631), ages 4–8.

Riff Raff the Mouse Pirate by Susan Schade, illus. by Anne Kennedy, kicks off with Riff Raff the Mouse Pirate (I Can Read 2) (May 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062305084; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062305077), ages 4–8. Rio 2: One Big Blue Family (I Can Read 2) (Feb. 25, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062284983) and Rio 2: Vacation in the Wild (I Can Read 2) (Feb. 25, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062284990) by Catherine Hapka are tie-ins to the forthcoming Rio 2 feature film, ages 4–8. Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton is back in Splat the Cat Makes Dad Glad (I Can Read 1) (Apr. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062115997; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062115973) and Up in the Air at the Fair (I Can Read 1) (Feb. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062115966; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062115959), ages 4–8.

Alien in My Pocket presents Radio Active by Nate Ball, illus. by Macky Pamintuan (May 20, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0062314932; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0062216274), ages 6–10. Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures continues with Framed in France by Jeff Brown, illus. by Macky Pamintuan (Apr. 22, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0062189851; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0062189844), ages 6–10. My Weird School is back with My Weird School Special: Back to School, Weird Kids Rule! by Dan Gutman, illus. by Jim Paillot (June 24, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0062206855), ages 6–10. My Weirder School by Dan Gutman, illus. by Jim Paillot, rolls along with Mr. Jack Is a Maniac! (Feb. 25, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062198419) and Miss Klute Is a Hoot! (June 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0062198440), ages 6–10.

New to Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce are Big Nate Laugh-O-Rama (July 8, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0062111166), In the Zone (Mar. 11, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0061996658) and Mr. Popularity (May 6, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062087003), ages 8–12. Case File 13 issues Evil Twins by J. Scott Savage, illus. by Doug Holgate (June 24, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0062133373), ages 8–12. Stick Dog adds Stick Dog Chases a Pizza by Tom Watson (July 8, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0062278050), ages 8–12.

Seven Wonders offers The Tomb of Shadows by Peter Lerangis, illus. by Torstein Norstrand (May 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062070463) and Seven Wonders Journals: The Select and The Orphan by Peter Lerangis (Apr. 22, paper, $2.99, ISBN 978-0062238917), ages 8–12. Starbounders picks up Rebellion by Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson (May 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062120274), ages 8–12. Survivors by Erin Hunter gains The Broken Path (Feb. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062102683) and The Endless Lake (June 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062102720), ages 8–12. The First Battle by Erin Hunter (Apr. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062063533) is a new Warriors: Dawn of the Clans title, ages 8–12. And I Am Number Four greets The Lost Files Bindup #3 by Pittacus Lore (July 22, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062287687), ages 14–up.


Beauty and the Beast by H. Chuku Lee, illus. by Pat Cummings (Feb. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0688148195) is a retelling of the fairy tale set in West Africa. Ages 4–8.

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Who Is That, Cat the Cat? (Apr. 22, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0062306531) and Who Flies, Cat the Cat? (Apr. 22, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0062306524) by Mo Willems kick off a new concept book series. Up to age 4.

I Am Otter by Sam Garton (Apr. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062247759) captures the exploits of Internet-famous character Otter in picture book form. Ages 4–8.

A Piece of Cake by LeUyen Pham (May 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061992643). Getting a birthday treat to a friend can be a challenge, especially when everyone you meet along the way offers to trade you something for it. Ages 4–8.

Shark Kiss, Octopus Hug by Lynn Rowe Reed, illus. by Kevin Cornell (June 3, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0062203205) stars best friends Charlie the shark and Olivia Octopus. Ages 4–8.

Dreamer, Wisher, Liar by Charise Mericle Harper (Apr. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062026750). Ash is bracing herself for the worst summer of her life. Then, she discovers a magical jar in her basement with the power to send her back in time. Ages 8–12.

Elvis and the Underdogs: Secrets, Secret Service, and Room Service by Jenny Lee, illus. by Kelly Light (May 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062235565). In this sequel to Elvis and the Underdogs, Benji and his friends must infiltrate the White House to save Elvis. Ages 8–12.

The Secrets of Lily Graves by Sarah Strohmeyer (May 13, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062259608). When the senior-class president is found dead, Lily and Matt’s lives begin to unravel. Ages 13–up.

Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman (Apr. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062278814) is a historical thriller set in 1930s Munich. Ages 13–up.

Born of Deception by Teri Brown (June 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062187574). In the sequel to Born of Illusion, Anna Van Housen, now living in London, must harness her powers and navigate the underworld of magic before her murderous enemies catch up with her. Ages 13–up.

Tease by Amanda Maciel (Apr. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062305305). A teenager faces criminal charges for bullying after her classmate commits suicide in this novel inspired by real-life incidents. Ages 14–up.

Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy (Mar. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062245359). When 16-year-old Alice is diagnosed with leukemia, she vows to spend her final months righting wrongs, however she sees fit. Ages 14–up.

Guy in Real Life by Steve Brezenoff (May 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062266835). In this love story, two Minnesota teens’ lives become intertwined through role-playing games. Ages 14–up.

The Lure by Lynne Ewing (Feb. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062206886). A teen is forced to become a “lure”—the bait that entraps rival gang members. Ages 14–up.

Arcadia Falls by Kai Meyer (Feb. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062006103) concludes the Arcadia fantasy-suspense-romance trilogy starring a couple on the run from assassins and beasts. Ages 14–up.


The Fairy Bell Sisters rings on with Sylva and the Lost Treasure by Margaret McNamara (May 6, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0062267214; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0062267207), ages 6–10. The Cold Cereal Saga gains Champions of Breakfast by Adam Rex (Feb. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062060082), ages 8–12. House of Secrets issues Battle of the Beasts by Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini (Mar. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062192493), ages 8–12. New to The Wildwood Chronicles is Wildwood Imperium: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book III by Colin Meloy, illus. by Carson Ellis (Feb. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062024749), ages 8–up. And Partials concludes with Ruins by Dan Wells (Mar. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062071101), ages 14–up.


It Is Night by Phyllis Rowand, illus. by Laura Dronzek (Apr. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062250247). In this bedtime book with a surprise ending, a girl says good night to all the things she loves best. Ages 4–8.

Little Lola by Julie Saab, illus. by David Gothard (Apr. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062274571). Lola the curious cat discovers that she loves school. Ages 4–8.

Flip & Fin: We Rule the School! by Timothy Gill, illus. by Neil Numberman (Apr. 22, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0062243003). Flip and Fin the sand-shark twins rule the school—and the high seas. Ages 4–8.

It’s an Orange Aardvark! by Michael Hall (Apr. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062252067). Five carpenter ants in a stump take guesses—and peeks—at what made a scary noise outside. Ages 4–8.

My Bus by Byron Barton (Apr. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062287366) is a concept book featuring math, transportation, pets, and more. Ages 4–8.

The Cabinet of Curiosities: 40 Tales Brief & Sinister by Stefan Bachmann, Katherine Catmull, Claire Legrand, and Emma Trevayne, illus. by Alexander Jansson, (May 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062331052; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0062313140) is an illustrated collection of forty creepy and very short stories. Ages 8–12.

The Islands of Chaldea by Diana Wynne Jones and Ursula Jones (Apr. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062295071). This stand-alone novel, which Wynne Jones had nearly finished before her death in 2011, was completed by her sister. Ages 8–12.

Sean Rosen Is Not for Sale by Jeff Baron (Mar. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062187505). In the companion to I Represent Sean Rosen, Sean Rosen is still hard at work on his multi-million-dollar idea, but middle school, a dog-sitting job, and nosy Hollywood spies are proving problematic. Ages 8–12.

The Gollywhopper Games: The New Champion by Jody Feldman (Apr. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062211255). Brothers Cameron and Spencer compete against peers and each other at puzzles, riddles, and challenges, as readers join in. Ages 8–12.

Death Sworn by Leah Cypess (Mar. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062221216). A young sorceress is sentenced to teach magic to assassins-in-training. Ages 13–up.

Salvage by Alexandra Duncan (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062220141). A 16-year-old girl from an isolated community in space is exiled to the overpopulated and crumbling Earth. Ages 13–up.

Meridian by Josin L. McQuein (Apr. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062130174). In the sequel to Arclight, one camp of humans thinks they are the only survivors of the destruction of the world. Ages 13–up.

The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings (June 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062220004) is a thriller set in a world in which the murder rate is higher than the birth rate. Ages 14–up.

Talker 25 by Joshua McCune (Apr. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062121912). Debut author Joshua McCune’s novel, set in a militant future, reimagines dragon lore. Ages 14–up.


Amelia Bedelia by Herman Parish, illus. by Lynne Avril, returns in Amelia Bedelia Joins the Club (I Can Read 1) (Feb. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062221315; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062221308), ages 4–8, and Amelia Bedelia Goes Wild! (Mar. 25, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0062095077; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0062095060), ages 6–10. Lightning Catcher adds The Storm Tower Thief by Anne Cameron (May 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062112798), ages 8–12. The Last Apprentice concludes with Fury of the Seventh Son (Book 13) by Joseph Delaney, illus. by Patrick Arrasmith (Apr. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062192318), ages 13–up.


Dinnertime for Chickies by Janee Trasler (May 27, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0062274700). Dinner is served with help of Cow, Pig, and Sheep in this rhyming board book. Up to age 4.


Annoying Orange stars in Halloweenie by Brandon T. Snider, illus. by Robyn Yannoukos (July 22, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0062236173), ages 4–8. Berenstain Bears issues The Berenstain Bears’ Graduation Day by Mike Berenstain (Apr. 22, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062075550), ages 4–8. Fancy Nancy gains Sand Castles and Sand Palaces by Jane O’Connor, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser (Apr. 22, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0062269546), ages 4–8. Little Critter adds Just My Lost Treasure by Mercer Mayer (May 27, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0061478062), ages 4–8. Joining Pinkalicious is Pinkalicious and the New Teacher (June 24, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0062189134) and Crazy Hair Day (May 13, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062187680) by Victoria Kann, ages 4–8. Rio 2 movie tie-ins include Untamed Talent (Feb. 25, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062284969) and Off and Flying (Feb. 25, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0062284976) by Cari Meister, ages 4–8; and Rio 2: The Junior Novel by Christa Roberts (Feb. 25, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0062285041), ages 8–12. Splat the Cat reappears in Splat the Cat and the Pumpkin-Picking Plan (July 22, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0062115867) and Oopsie-Daisy (Feb. 4, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0062115850) by Rob Scotton, ages 4–8.


The One by Kiera Cass (May 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062059994). In the conclusion to the Selection trilogy, America Singer finally makes her choice. Ages 13–up.

House of Ivy & Sorrow by Natalie Whipple (Apr. 15, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062120182). When the Curse that killed her mother returns, Jo may no longer be able to hide her secret: she’s a witch. Ages 13–up.

In the End by Demitria Lunetta (June 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062105486) concludes the post-apocalyptic survival story of Amy and Baby that began with In the After. Ages 13–up.

Free to Fall by Lauren Miller (May 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062199805). In a near-future world, Rory falls for a talented hacker—and his outsider way of life. Ages 13–up.

Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas (Mar. 11, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062272393). When Heart LaCoeur gets invited to two proms, she decides to flip a coin, an action that somehow gives her the chance to live out both prom nights. Ages 13–up.

Split Second by Kasie West (Feb. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062117380). Addie struggles to retrieve her lost memories and makes a startling discovery in this sequel to Split Second. Ages 13–up.

All That Glows by Ryan Graudin (Feb. 11, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062187413). Emrys, the Faery Godmother bodyguard of the British monarchy, is trying not to fall in love with her latest charge, the rowdy bad boy and soon-to-be-King Richard. Ages 13–up.

Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins (Apr. 29, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062265975) brings the Sweet Evil fantasy trilogy to a close. Ages 13–up.

Wild by Alex Mallory (July 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062218742). Cade, raised in the wilderness, is brought into modern civilization after he saves two other teens. Ages 13–up.

17 First Kisses by Rachael Allen (June 17, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062281340). Sixteen-year-old Claire and her best friend both fall for the same guy. Ages 13–up.

The Last Best Kiss by Claire LaZebnik (Apr. 22, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062252289). Anna tries to win back her ex, the only guy she ever really liked, even though she broke his heart three years ago. Ages 13–up.

Don’t Call Me Baby by Gwendolyn Heasley (Apr. 22, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062208521). Imogene’s mother has been blogging about her since she was born. Now a school project provides a chance to define herself for the first time. Ages 13–up.

Royally Lost by Angie Stanton (May 6, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062272584). On a family trip to Europe, Becca unwittingly falls in love with a prince. Ages 13–up.

Frozen by Erin Bowman (Apr. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062117298). In this sequel to Taken, Gray seeks the answers that could help him survive. Ages 13–up.

On the Fence by Kasie West (July 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062235671). Sixteen-year-old tomboy Charlotte is out of her league when she takes a job at a local chi-chi boutique. Ages 13–up.

Zits: Shredded by Jerry Scott, illus. by Jim Borgman (Feb. 18, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062228536). In this followup to Zits: Chillax, Jeremy Duncan is about to experience his first road trip. Ages 13–up.

Strange and Ever After by Susan Dennard (July 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062083326) brings the Something Strange and Deadly trilogy to a close. Ages 13–up.

Sleep No More by Aprilynne Pike (Apr. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061999031). If oracle Charlotte hadn’t tried to change one of her childhood visions, her mother wouldn’t be in a wheelchair and her father would still be alive. Ages 13–up.

The Half Life of Molly Pierce by Katrina Leno (July 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062231178). A 17-year-old girl unravels the secrets of her alternate personality. Ages 13–up.

Rebel by Amy Tintera (May 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062217103). In the sequel to Reboot, Wren and Callum may have escaped from HARC in order to stop being soldiers, but the war isn’t over yet. Ages 13–up.

Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor (Feb. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062279200). When aspiring ballerinas and BFFs Zoe and Olivia are cut from the ballet company, their plans for the future evaporate. Zoe can’t imagine anything worse, until Olivia gets sick. Ages 13–up.

Perfect Lies by Kiersten White (Feb. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062135841). Sisters Annie and Fia are forced to put everything on the line in the sequel to Mind Games. Ages 13–up.

How to Meet Boys by Catherine Clark (May 6, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062264510). Mikayla falls for her best friend’s worst enemy. Ages 13–up.

After the End by Amy Plum (May 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062225603). Juneau sets off to find her clan in the days after WWIII. Ages 13–up.

Find Me Where the Water Ends by Rachel Carter (July 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062081117) closes out the So Close to You trilogy. Ages 14–up.

The Taking by Kimberly Derting (Apr. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062293602). Kira wakes up behind a Dumpster with no memory of what happened to her. She heads home to learn five years have passed. Ages 14–up.

The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes (May 20, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062238429). When Lainey gets dumped, she employs tenets from The Art of War to get her boyfriend back. Ages 14–up.

Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens (Feb. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062245380). Alexi is struggling to forget what happened to her two months ago, until an unlikely friend helps her find the courage to speak up. Ages 14–up.

Great by Sara Benincasa (Apr. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062222695) is a contemporary retelling of The Great Gatsby. Ages 14–up.

Teen Spirit by Francesca Lia Block (Feb. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062008091). Julie and Clark use a Ouija board to contact Julie’s grandmother Miriam, and get a response from someone else. Ages 14–up.

The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson (July 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062003270). Two girls cope with their uncertain futures, a murder in small-town Wisconsin, and a ghost. Ages 14–up.

Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern (June 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062271105). Amy, who has cerebral palsy, and Matthew, who deals with OCD, are thrown together through a student aides program. Ages 14–up.

Wanderers by Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan (Mar. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062118547). In the sequel to Wasteland, Esther and Caleb hit the road, leading a ragtag caravan to a mythical city where they hope to find food and shelter, and a way to make it past age 19. Ages 14–up.


Spellcaster continues with Steadfast by Claudia Gray (Mar. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0061961229), ages 13–up. Pretty Little Liars presents Toxic by Sara Shepard (June 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062287014), ages 14–up. And Ravenswood launches with Ravens-wood (May 6, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062320582) and Ravenswood #2 (June 17, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062320605), ages 14–up.


The Castle Behind Thorns by Merrie Haskell (May 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062008190). Blacksmith apprentice Sand finds the lost heir, Perrotte, a girl who shares a ruined castle’s secrets and dark history. Ages 8–12.

The Secret Box by Whitaker Ringwald (Feb. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062216144). On her 12th birthday Jax Malone receives a surprise gift from her estranged Great Aunt Juniper: a mysterious locked box that will only open in one location. Ages 8–12.

School of Charm by Lisa Ann Scott (Feb. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062207586). When her father dies and her mother moves her and her sisters to their grandmother’s house, daddy’s girl Chip struggles to find her new place in a family that can’t stop talking about beauty pageants. Ages 8–12.

Bite-Sized Magic: A Bliss Novel by Kathryn Littlewood, illus. by Erin McGuire (Feb. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062084262) concludes the Bliss trilogy, which features magic, adventure, and baking. Ages 8–12.

The Thickety: A Path Begins by J.A. White (May 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062257246) launches a middle-grade series about a girl, a dark, forbidden forest, and a book of magical powers. Ages 8–12.

MILA 2.0 (March 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062090362) and MILA 2.0: Renegade (May 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062090393) by Debra Driza are the first two volumes in a trilogy about a girl who discovers she is an android. Ages 13–up.

Vivian Divine Is Dead by Lauren Sabel (June 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062231956). Teen celebrity Vivian Divine goes on the run after receiving a death threat, and discovers that everything she thought she knew about her charmed life—and the boy she loves—is a lie. Ages 13–up.

Fan Art by Sarah Tregay, illus. by Melissa DeJesus (June 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062243157). Senior year is almost over, and Jamie Peterson has a big problem: he’s fallen for his best friend. Ages 13–up.

Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062257802) is a thriller about a 17-year-old who murders people based on letters left in a secret mailbox. Ages 13–up.

Tremor by Patrick Carman (Feb. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062085801). In the second book of the Pulse trilogy set in 2051, Faith and Dylan, who have telekinetic powers, must defeat their powerful enemies. Ages 13–up.

Elusion by Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam (Mar. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062122414) begins a futuristic series about a technology that allows people to virtually pursue adventure without consequences in real life. Ages 14–up.

Exile by Kevin Emerson (Apr. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062133953). Seventeen-year-old Summer falls in love with the lead singer of the band she is managing and finds herself drawn into a mystery. Ages 14–up.

The Things You Kiss Goodbye by Leslie Connor (June 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0060890919). It takes a tragedy to compel Bettina to admit that her first love is definitely not a good guy. Ages 14–up.

Life by Committee by Corey Ann Haydu (May 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062294050). A girl puts her heart, reputation, and friendships on the line when she spills her deepest secrets to a Web site that may not be as innocent—or as anonymous—as it seems. Ages 14–up.

Wicked Games by Sean Olin (June 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062192370) kicks off a series featuring doomed romance and set in a Florida coastal town. Ages 14–up.


Divergent releases the following tie-ins to the March feature film: Divergent Movie Tie-in Edition by Veronica Roth (Feb. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062289841; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062289858), Inside Divergent: The Initiate’s World by Cecilia Bernard (Feb. 11, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0062315601), and Divergent Official Illustrated Movie Companion by Kate Egan (Mar. 4, paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062315625), ages 13–up. Pretty Crooked welcomes Pretty Sly by Elisa Ludwig (Mar. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062066091), ages 13–up. And The Game by Eve Silver gains Push (June 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0062192219), ages 14–up.

HarperCollins/Walden Pond

Codename Zero by Chris Rylander (Feb. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062120083) is the first volume in a series about seventh grader Carson, who discovers there’s something going on in his town involving the CIA—and they need Carson’s help. Ages 8–12.

The Dyerville Tales by M.P. Kozlowsky, illus. by Brian Thompson (Apr. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0061998713). An orphan searches for his family and the meaning in his grandfather’s book of lost fairy tales. Ages 8–12.

Minion by John David Anderson (June 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062133113). This companion to the superhero novel Sidekicked features a new cast—villains. Ages 8–12.


Platypus Police Squad returns with The Ostrich Conspiracy by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (May 6, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0062071668), ages 8–12. And Hero’s Guide greets The Hero’s Guide to Being an Outlaw by Christopher Healy (Apr. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0062118486), ages 8–12.

Hay House

Good-bye, Bumps!: Talking to What’s Bugging You by Saje Dyer and Kristina Tracy (Feb. 25, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1401945855). Saje shares a story from her childhood in which she was able to overcome a physical condition in a unique way. Ages 4–10.

Hodder & Stoughton

(Dist. by IPG)

Two Little Aliens by Sam Lloyd (May 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1846169441). Two fun-seeking extraterrestrials come to Earth. Up to age 5.

Jack and Jill by Kate Willis-Crowley (May 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0340999790) is a newly illustrated version of the nursery rhyme. Up to age 5.

Android in the Attic by Nicholas Allan (Apr. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0340997062). Every kid’s dream to make their parents do exactly what they want is realized in this comedic adventure novel. Ages 7–9.

Pirates ’n’ Pistols: Ten Swashbuckling Pirate Tales by Chris Mould (May 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-0340999356) collects buccaneer stories. Ages 9–11.

A Witch in Winter (June 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1444904697) and A Witch in Love (July 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1444904703) by Ruth Warburton are the first two volumes in the supernatural Winter trilogy. Ages 12–up.

Far Rockaway by Charlie Fletcher (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0340997338). After Cat is knocked out by a speeding fire truck in New York City, she wakes up in a world made from the books her grandfather used to read to her. Ages 12–up.


Little Roar continues with Little Roar’s Round Balloon (Apr. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1444904833) and Little Roar’s Five Butterflies (Apr. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1444904819) by Jo Lodge, up to age 5. Wibbly Pig by Mick Inkpen rolls on with Wibbly Pig Has 10 Balloons (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1444902679) and Wibbly Pig Picks a Pet (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1444908213), up to age 5. Amazing Esme by Tamara Macfarlane, illus. by Michael Fowkes, issues Amazing Esme (Apr. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0340999936) and Amazing Esme and the Sweet Shop Circus (June 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0340999943), ages 5–9. Trinity by Zack Satriani gains The Hidden Enemy (May 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1444906608), The Assassin (May 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1444906615), and The Invasion (May 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1444906622), ages 9–11. CHERUB greets Black Friday by Robert Muchamore (July 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-0340999240), ages 12–up.

Hodder & Stoughton/Franklin Watts

(Dist. by IPG)

Fifth Harmony: The Dream Begins... Now! by Hettie Bingham (May 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1445126906) spotlights the American girl group that competed on reality show The X-Factor in 2013. Ages 7–9.

Hodder & Stoughton/Orchard Books

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Littlebob and Plum adds Party Time with Littlebob and Plum by Guy Parker-Rees (May 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1408304440), up to age 5. New to Snip & Snap is Rain or Shine by Diane Fox, illus. by Christyan Fox (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1408316139), up to age 5. Pocket Heroes by Chris Inns and Dave Woods gains Junior Caesar (June 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1408313626), Short John Silver (June 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1408313596), Florence Nightingirl (June 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1408313633), Robin Hoodie (June 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1408313640), Sir Lance-a-Little (June 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1408313602), and Henry 1/8 (June 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1408313619), ages 5–7.

Beast Quest: The Shade of Death Series 5 by Adam Blade adds six new titles including Hawkite Arrow of the Air (Apr. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1408304389) and Rokk the Walking Mountain (Apr. 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1408304396), ages 7–9. Beast Quest: The World of Chaos Series 6 by Adam Blade gains six entries including Vespick the Wasp Queen (May 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1408307281), and Muro the Rat Monster (May 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1408307243), ages 7–9. Beast Quest: The Lost World Series 7 by Adam Blade launches with six volumes including Convol the Cold-Blooded Brute (June 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1408307298) and Madara the Midnight Warrior (June 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1408307328), ages 7–9. Among the six new Beast Quest: The Pirate King Series 8 titles by Adam Blade are Torno the Hurricane Dragon (July 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1408313138) and Kronus the Clawed Menace (July 1, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1408313145), ages 7–9.

Holiday House

Row, Row, Row Your Boat by Jane Cabrera (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823430505). This rendition of the familiar song features swimming mice, swinging monkeys, and a trumpeting elephant. Ages 2–5.

Mice Mischief: Math Facts in Action by Caroline Stills, illus. by Judith Rossell (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823429479). A group of acrobatic circus mice demonstrate many ways the numbers from one to nine can add up to 10. Ages 3–6.

Little Benguin by Estelle Billon Spagnol (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823429349). Half-bunny, half-penguin, the title character is bullied for his unusual appearance until people seee how special he is. Ages 3–6.

You Can’t Have Too Many Friends! by Mordicai Gerstein (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823423934). In this adaptation of a French fairytale, Duck goes on an epic quest to retrieve jellybeans from the king. Ages 3–7.

It’s Raining! by Gail Gibbons (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0823429240) explores different aspects of a rainstorm. Ages 4–8.

Washday by Eve Bunting, illus. by Brad Sneed (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823428687). Lizzie helps her grandmother on wash day and gets rewarded with a tea party. Ages 4–8.

Two Tough Crocs by David Bedford, illus. by Tom Jellett (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823430482). Two crocodile bullies undergo an attitude adjustment when the toughest croc of all arrives in their swamp. Ages 4–8.

Look and See: A What’s-Not-The-Same-Game by Bill Kontzias (Apr. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823428601) is an interactive book of spot-the-difference puzzles using photographs of toys, trinkets, and more. Ages 4–8.

Swamp Chomp by Lola M. Schaefer, illus. by Paul Meisel (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823424078) introduces readers to food chains. Ages 4–8.

Rockabilly Goats Gruff by Jeff Crosby (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-0823426669). Three rockin’ billy goats turn a grumpy troll into a rockabilly fan at the honky-tonk. Ages 4–8.

Toe Shoe Mouse by Jan Carr, illus. by Jennifer Bell (Apr. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823424061). A resourceful mouse seeks refuge in a grand old theater, where he falls in love with dance and wins the heart of a prima ballerina. Ages 4–8.

Tugboat by Michael Garland (Mar. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823428663) demonstrates that a little tugboat can do some very big jobs. Ages 4–8.

Triangles by David A. Adler, illus. by Edward Miller (Mar. 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0823423781). Two friends and one robot provide all the tools young readers need to identify many different triangles. Ages 6–10.

Eliza Bing Is (Not) a Big, Fat Quitter by Carmella Van Vleet, illus. by Karen Donnelly (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823429448). A girl struggling with ADHD must stick with a taekwondo class to prove that she’s dedicated enough to pursue her true passion. Ages 7–11.

Benny Goodman and Teddy Wilson: Taking the Stage as the First Black-And-White Jazz Band in History by Lesa Cline-Ransome, illus. by James E. Ransome (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823423620). Poetry honors the first widely seen integrated jazz performance: the Benny Goodman trio with Teddy Wilson in 1936 Chicago. Ages 8–12.

Painting the Rainbow by Amy Gordon, illus. by Richard Tuschman (Apr. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823425259). In the summer of 1965, cousins Holly and Ivy uncover family secrets from World War II involving a terrfiying accident, their Uncle Jesse’s death in a Japanese internment camp, and a boy named Kiyo. Ages 8–12.

Susan Marcus Bends the Rules by Jane Cutler (May 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823430475). As a New York–to–Missouri transplant in 1943, 10-year-old Susan discovers a world of prejudice right in her own backyard and takes a stand toward equality. Ages 8–12.

Immortal Max by Lutricia Clifton, illus. by Chris Sheban (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0823430413). A boy’s dream of owning a purebred dog brings unexpected rewards to his family, his friends, and his changing neighborhood. Ages 8–12.

Freedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi by Susan Goldman Rubin (May 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-0823429202) features never-before-seen photographs and historical documents. Ages 10–up.

Mending Horses by M.P. Barker (Mar. 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0823429486). In this companion to A Difficult Boy, Irish teenager Daniel learns to make his own way in 1840s New England. Ages 10–up.

Colonel Theodore Roosevelt by David A. Adler (May 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-0823429509) offers a portrait of the man who grew from a sickly child into the 26th President of the United States. Ages 10–up.

Parched by Georgia Clark, illus. by Allen Garns (May 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0823429493). In this futuristic novel, a 16-year-old girl challenges the peace of a utopian city. Ages 12–up.


I Like to Read ramps up with Bad Dog by David McPhail (Mar. 15, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0823428526), I Said, “Bed!” by Bruce Degen (Mar. 15, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0823429387), Fix This Mess! by Tedd Arnold (Mar. 15, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0823429424), and The Big Fib by Tim Hamilton (Mar. 15, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0823429394), ages 4–8. And Lords of Trillium concludes The Nightshade Chronicles by Hilary Wagner, illus. by Omar Rayyan (Apr. 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0823424139), ages 9–up.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes 75th Anniversary Edition by Dubose Heyward, illus. by Marjorie Flack (Mar. 4, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0544251977) is a special edition of the tale about a mother rabbit raising 21 children; includes downloadable audio. Ages 4–8.

A Baby Elephant in the Wild by Caitlin O’Connell, photos by O’Connell and Timothy Rodwell (Mar. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544149441). This nonfiction photo-essay brings readers to the Africa scrub desert to witness a baby elephant surviving in the wild. Ages 4–8.

Tiny Rabbit’s Big Wish by Margarita Engle, illus. by David Walker (Mar. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547852867). Tiny Rabbit wants more than anything to be big, until he discovers that he is just the right size for the most important thing of all. Ages 4–8.

The Simples Love a Picnic by J.C. Phillipps (Apr. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544166677). A picnic is full of complications for the Simple family. Ages 4–8.

The Loch Mess Monster by Helen Lester, illus. by Lynn Munsinger (Mar. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544099906). Angus, the not-so-neat Loch Ness monster, learns that tidying up is part of growing up. Ages 4–8.

Start Your Engines: 5-Minute Stories by H.A. Rey and others (Mar. 4, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0544158818) and Sweet Dreams: 5-Minute Bedtime Stories by Alice Schertle and others (July 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0544301788) each collect 10 tales that can be read aloud in five minutes or less. Ages 4–8.

Hooray for Hat! by Brian Won (June 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544159037). After an amazing hat arrives on grumpy Elephant’s doorstep, he discovers that sharing offers the best mood-booster of all. Ages 4–8.

Have You Heard the Nesting Bird? by Rita Gray, illus. by Kenard Pak (Mar. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544105805). Two children listen to various bird calls and wonder why the nesting robin makes no sound. Ages 4–8.

Bad Bye, Good Bye by Deborah Underwood, illus. by Jonathan Bean (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547928524). Moving to a new home, a new town, and new school is hard, but could bring good surprises. Ages 4–8.

Two Bunny Buddies by Kathryn O. Galbraith, illus. by Joe Cepeda (Mar. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544176522) is the story of a friendship, a fight, and a reconciliation. Ages 4–8.

Food Trucks! by Mark Todd (June 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544157842) portrays the street-food craze. Ages 4–8.

A Boy and a Jaguar by Alan Rabinowitz, illus. by Catia Chien (May 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547875071). Wildcat conservationist Rabinowitz shares the story of his childhood stutter, which was under control only when he spoke to animals. Ages 4–8.

The Year of the Fortune Cookie by Andrea Cheng, illus. by Patrice Barton (May 6, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0544105195). In this companion to The Year of the Baby, 11-year-old Anna visits China, where she learns more about her heritage. Ages 6–9.

Eye to Eye: How Animals See the World by Steve Jenkins (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0547959078) explains how for most animals, eyes are the most important source of information. Ages 6–9.

Game Over, Pete Watson by Joe Schreiber, illus. by Andy Rash (Mar. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544157569). In this illustrated novel, video-game-obsessed Pete Watson discovers the only thing scarier than espionage is the girl of his dreams. Ages 9–12.

Cool Beans: The Further Adventures of Beanboy by Lisa Harkrader (May 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544039049). The sequel to The Adventures of Beanboy features a small-town bully facing off against a budding artist, and a decisive game of dodgeball. Ages 9–12.

Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile by Marcia Wells, illus. by Marcos Calo (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544238336) kicks off an illustrated middle-grade series starring Edmund Xavier Lonnrot, who has a photographic memory and a talent for drawing anything he sees. Ages 9–12.

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander (Mar. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544107717). In this novel in verse, 12-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health. Ages 9–12.

Sniffer Dogs: How Dogs (and Their Noses) Save the World by Nancy Castaldo (July 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544088931) shows how dogs use their noses to work with police officers, soldiers, and scientists. Ages 10–14.

Graduation Day by Joelle Charbonneau (June 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0547959214) concludes the futuristic Testing trilogy. Ages 12–up.

Buzz Kill by Beth Fantaskey (May 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0547393100). Seventeen-year-old Millie joins forces with her classmate to find out who murdered Coach Killdare. Ages 12–up.

A Creature of Moonlight by Rebecca Hahn (May 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0544109353) is a debut novel starring 16-year-old Marni, who is half dragon and half human. Ages 12–up.

Love by the Morning Star by Laura L. Sullivan (June 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0547689517). On the brink of WWII, two girls are sent to a grand English estate and fall for the same man. Ages 12–up.

Dirt Bikes, Drones, and Other Ways to Fly by Conrad Wesselhoeft (Apr. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0544232693). Video gamer and daredevil dirt-bike rider Arlo Santiago is recruited by the U.S. military to pilot drone missions in Pakistan. Ages 12–up.

A Death-Struck Year by Makiia Lucier (Mar. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0544164505) is a coming-of-age debut about the struggle to survive during the 1918 flu pandemic. Ages 12–up.

Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal by Margarita Engle (Mar. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0544109414). A historical novel in verse tells the story of the canal’s creation. Ages 12–up.


Curious George by H.A. Rey is back in Curious George’s Fire Truck (June 3, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0544147096) and Curious George’s Dump Truck (June 3, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0544146860), up to age 3; Curious George Visits the Dentist (May 6, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0544146112), Curious George Goes to the Beach (Mar. 4, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0544250017), A Home for Honeybees (CGTV Early Reader) (Mar. 11, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0544237773; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0544237919), and Curious George Chasing Waves (CGTV 8x8) (June 3, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0544240100; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0544240049), ages 4–8. Petal and Poppy by Lisa Clough, illus. by Ed Briant, debuts with Petal and Poppy (Green Light Readers 2) (Apr. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0544114777; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0544113800) and Petal and Poppy and the Penguin (Green Light Readers 2) (Apr. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0544137707; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0544133303), ages 6–8. 50 States to Celebrate by Marion Dane Bauer, illus. by C.B. Canga, gains Celebrating Illinois (Green Light Readers 3) (June 10, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0544129009; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0544123755) and Celebrating Massachusetts (Green Light Readers 3) (June 10, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0544119444; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0544119727), ages 6–9.

Just Grace returns in Just Grace Gets Crafty by Charise Mericle Harper (July 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0544080232), ages 6–9. 43 Old Cemetery Road continues with Greetings from the Graveyard by Kate Klise, illus. by M. Sarah Klise (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0544105676), ages 6–9. The Lemonade War rolls on with The Magic Trap by Jacqueline Davies (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0544052895), ages 9–12. And Scientists in the Field greets Chasing Cheetahs: The Race to Save Africa’s Fastest Cat by Sy Montgomery, illus. by Nic Bishop (Apr. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0547815497) and Park Scientists: Gila Monsters, Geysers, and Grizzly Bears in America’s Own Backyard by Mary Kay Carson, illus. by Tom Uhlman (May 13, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0547792682), ages 10–14.


The Troublemaker by Lauren Castillo (June 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547729916). A boy steals his sister’s toy bunny and sends it on an adventure, and then his own favorite stuffed animal disappears. Ages 4–8.

Big Bad Bubble by Adam Rubin, illus. by Daniel Salmieri (May 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544045491). Four monsters have to confront their worst fear: bubbles. Ages 4–8.

Peggy: A Brave Chicken on a Big Adventure by Anna Walker (Mar. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544259003). Swept away by wind and deposited on an unfamiliar city street, Peggy the hen goes for a walk, and manages to make her way back home with new friends. Ages 4–8.

Princess Sparkle-Heart Gets a Makeover by Josh Schneider (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544142282). Amelia’s dog gets jealous when Amelia starts paying more attention to her new doll. Ages 4–8.

Edgar’s Second Word by Audrey Vernick, illus. by Priscilla Burris (June 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0547684628). Hazel is disappointed when her baby brother finally talks and his first word is a resounding NO. Ages 4–8.

Aviary Wonders Inc. Spring Catalog and Instruction Manual by Kate Samworth (Mar. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0547978994). This futuristic environmental fable offers a dollars-and-sense solution to the drastic effects of deforestation—bird lovers can assemble their own birds from handcrafted parts. Ages 9–12.

Screaming at the Ump by Audrey Vernick (Mar. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0544252080). Twelve-year-old Casey Snowden, who lives with his dad and grandfather at their family-run umpire school, must navigate the start of middle school, his mother’s unwelcome reappearance in his life, and the possibility that a student umpire might be a famous fallen baseball player in disguise. Ages 10–14.

Cold Calls by Charles Benoit (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0544239500). A mysterious caller blackmails three high school students into bullying certain schoolmates. Ages 12–up.

Barbarian Lord by Matt Smith (July 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0547859064) is a graphic novel that blends elements of Norse mythology and Icelandic sagas with magic. Ages 12–up.

Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business—and Won! by Emily Arnold McCully (July 8, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0547290928). This biography of the pioneering investigative journalist is illustrated with archival photographs and prints. Ages 12–up.

Inhabit Media

(Dist. by Ingram)

Grandmother Ptarmigan by Qaunaq Mikkigak and Joanne Schwartz, illus. by Qin Leng (Apr. 1, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1927095522) introduces traditional Inuit stories. Up to age 3.

Skraelings: Clashes in the Old Arctic by Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley (Apr. 1, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1927095546). A historical coming-of-age story featuring concepts of ancient Inuit magic launches the Arctic Moon Magick series. Ages 12–up.

The Hidden: A Compendium of Arctic Giants, Dwarves, Gnomes, Trolls, Faeries, and Other Strange Beings from Inuit Oral History by Neil Christopher, illus. by Mike Austin (Apr. 1, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-1927095591). This illustrated Inuit guide to the things that go bump in the night includes shape-shifters, ogresses, trolls, and demons of the Canadian Arctic. Ages 12–up.

Aglu Hunting: A Guide for Young Hunters by William Flaherty and Malcolm Kempt (Apr. 1, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1927095454) explains the traditional hunting practice that has sustained the Inuit people for generations. Ages 12–up.

The Raven and the Loon by Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, illus. by Kim Smith (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1927095508) retells an Inuit myth. Ages 3–5.

The Blind Boy & the Loon by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1927095577). Based on an award-winning animated short of the same name, this is an origin tale about the narwhal, an arctic whale known for its distinctive spiral tusk. Ages 5–7.

Trip to the Moon by Vera Evic (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1927095409). Three boys find an old oil drum on the beach that inspires a magical trip to the moon. Ages 5–7.

Insight Editions

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Stella and the Hunt for the Jade Egg: An Angry Birds Story Book (Mar. 18, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1608873760). When the jade egg from Matilda’s powerful necklace goes missing, it’s up to Stella and Bubbles to rescue it. Ages 4–up.

Piggy Island Heroes: An Angry Birds Junior Novel (Mar. 18, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1608873777). This collection of stories stars the porcine antagonists of the Angry Birds. Ages 8–up.


How to Banish Fears by Catherine Leblanc, illus. by Roland Garrigue, adds How to Knock Out Nightmares (Apr. 15, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1608873425) and How to Defeat Dragons (Apr. 15, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1608873418), ages 4–up.

Insight Editions/Mandala Publishing

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The Littlest Giant: The Story of Vamana by Joshua Greene, illus. by Emma Moore (Mar. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1608873036). In this retelling of an ancient Sanskrit story, King Bali learns that big things can come in small packages. Ages 4–up.

Interlink/Crocodile Books

Look Back! by Trish Cooke, illus. by Caroline Binch (May 26, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1566569804). A grandmother tells her grandchild it’s O.K. to be afraid sometimes. Ages 5–9.

Islandport Press

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The Lake Where Loon Lives by Brenda Reeves Sturgis, illus. by Brooke Carlton (May 16, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1939017246) employs the cumulative rhyming structure of “The House That Jack Built,” set on a lake with a loon, two chicks, a fly, a fish, and a boy on a dock. Ages 4–8.

C Is for Cape Cod by Christina Laurie, photographs by Steve Heaslip (Mar. 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1939017130). This alphabet book features photographs and text about this part of Massachusetts. Ages 6–10.

Uncertain Glory by Lea Wait (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1939017253). When the Civil War breaks out, budding newspaperman Joe Wood must put his dreams on hold to help those around him find a balance between patriotism and loyalty. Ages 8–14.

Jolly Fish Press

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Confessions of the Very First Zombie Slayer (That I Know Of) by F.J.R. Titchenell (May 1, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1939967305) is a coming-of-age road trip story with zombies. Ages 13–up.

New Sight by Jo Schneider (Apr. 22, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1939967220). In this urban fantasy, a teen is sent to a facility to treat a mysterious addiction to a drug that causes her to want to rip people’s eyes out. Ages 14–up.


The Unseen greets Eleanor by Johnny Worthen (July 1, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1939967343), ages 14–up.


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Mockingbird Bay Mysteries picks up Dead Lands by Rick Hautala (Feb. 7, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1940161303), ages 10–up. The Phoenix Girls adds The Crimson Brand by Brian Knight (Mar. 14, paper, $18.95, ISBN 978-1940161372), ages 10–up.

Karadi Tales

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The Lizard’s Tail by Shobha Viswanath, illus. by Christine Kastl (June 10, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-8181901507) is a tale of a lost tail. Ages 3–up.

The Boy Who Drew Cats by Anushka Ravishankar, illus. by Christine Kastl (May 13, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-8181901590). Akiro does nothing but draw cats—but even illustration can lead to adventure. Ages 5–up.


Curious Sameer welcomes What Will You Give Me? (July 15, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-8181902863) and Where Shall We Go? (July 15, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-8181902870), ages 3–up.


Ziggy’s Big Idea by Ilana Long, illus. by Rasa Joni (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0761390534). Ziggy’s inventions don’t always pan out, but his idea for making the baker’s buns tastier and easier to carry leads to the creation of the bagel. Ages 5–9.

The Whispering Town by Jennifer Riesmeyer Elvgren, illus. by Fabio Santomauro (Feb. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1467711944). In 1943 Nazi-occupied Denmark, Anett and her parents hide a Jewish woman and her son. Based on a true story. Ages 7–11.



Smith High adds Awkwardly Ever After by Marni Bates (July 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758295163), ages 12–up. Joining the Darkborn Legacy series is Starfall by Michael Griffo (May 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758280763), ages 14–18. Secret by Brigid Kemmerer (Feb. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758294371) is a new Elemental title, ages 14–18. Mythos Academy welcomes Killer Frost by Jennifer Estep (Feb. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758281524), ages 14–18. Unbound continues with A Phantom Enchantment by Eve Marie Mont (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758269508), ages 14–18. And Sense Thieves concludes with Ignited by Corrine Jackson (June 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758273352), ages 14–18.



Charly’s Epic Fiascos rolls on with Beware of Boys by Kelli London (Feb. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758287014), ages 12–up. And Rumor Central by ReShonda Tate Billingsley greets Truth or Dare (June 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0758289575), ages 14–18.

Kids Can Press

The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554537044). A girl and her canine assistant get unexpected results from an ambitious project. Ages 3–7.

The Mermaid and the Shoe by K.G. Campbell (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554537716). Each of King Neptune’s 50 mermaid daughters has a special talent, except for little Minnow, who seems to be good only at asking questions. Ages 3–7.

There Was an Old Sailor by Claire Saxby, illus. by Cassandra Allen (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1771380225) gives a nautical twist to “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.” Ages 3–7.

100 Hungry Monkeys! by Masayuki Sebe (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1771380454). One hundred monkeys are hunting for food in this counting book, but something else is hungry, too. Ages 3–7.

A Fish Named Glub, by Dan Bar-el, illus. by Josée Bisaillon (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554538126). A small and ordinary fish named Glub asks himself life’s big questions. Ages 4–8.

Underworld: Exploring the Secret World Beneath Your Feet by Jane Price, illus. by James Gulliver Hancock (Apr. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1894786898) is a compendium of all things below, from volcanoes and dinosaur bones to tombs, city works, and buried treasure. Ages 8–12.

Zoobots: Wild Robots Inspired by Real Animals by Helaine Becker, illus. by Alex Ries (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1554539710). Science fiction comes to life with animal-inspired robots. Ages 8–12.

How to Make a Planet: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building the Earth by Scott Forbes, illus. by Jean Camden (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1894786881) brings a how-to approach to astronomy and earth-science books. Ages 8–12.

Shapes in Math, Science and Nature: Squares, Triangles and Circles by Catherine Sheldrick Ross, illus. by Bill Slavin (Apr. 1, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1771381246) includes facts about these shapes and their 3D counterparts, and introduces the basics of geometry. Ages 9–14.


Piggy and Bunny take center stage in Starring Me and You by Genevieve Cote (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1894786393), ages 2–up. Tales of Prehistoric Life adds Plesiosaur Peril by Daniel Loxton, illus. by Daniel Loxton and Jim W.W. Smith (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1554536337), ages 4–7. Kids Can Read greets Pup and Hound’s Big Book of Stories: A Collection of 6 First Readers by Susan Hood, illus. by Linda Hendry (Mar. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1771381215), ages 5–6. Daisy returns in Daisy’s Big Night by Sandra V. Feder, illus. by Susan Mitchell (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1554539086), ages 7–10. Jasper John Dooley adds Jasper John Dooley: NOT in Love by Caroline Adderson, illus. by Ben Clanton (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1554538034), ages 7–10. And Three Thieves gains The King’s Dragon by Scott Chantler (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1554537785 paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1554537792), ages 9–12.


Pop and Play: Under the Sea (Feb. 11, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0753471555) and Pop and Play: Pets (Feb. 11, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0753471562) by Simon Abbott are interactive concept books. Ages 3–5.

Human Body Lift-the-Flap by Susie Brooks, illus. by Anthony Lewis, (Apr. 8, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0753470602). Lift-the-flaps and scene changes illustrate this book about the wonders of the human body. Ages 4–7.

Wow! Surprising Facts About the Human Body by Emma Dods, illus by Marc Aspinall (Mar. 4, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0753471180) offers bite-sized bits of info. Ages 5–8.

Lifesize: Ocean by Anita Ganeri, illus. by Stuart Jackson-Carter (May 6, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0753470978) provides an up-close look at underwater creatures. Ages 6–11.

You Are the Safari Expert by Claire Llewellyn, illus. by Dave Hill (May 20, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753470565) is an interactive nonfiction adventure set in the African grasslands. Ages 7–10.

Picture This! Animals by Margaret Hynes (Mar. 18, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753468876). This reference title contains such information as the characteristics, behavior, and life cycle of various animals. Ages 8–13.


Kingfisher Readers L1 issues Animal Colors by Thea Feldman (Apr. 8, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753471340), ages 5–8. Kingfisher Readers L2 welcomes Sun, Moon, and Stars by Thea Feldman and Hannah Wilson (June 10, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753471463), ages 5–8. Joining Kingfisher Readers L3 are Firefighters by Chris Oxlade and Thea Feldman (Feb. 11, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753471227) and Vikings by Philip Steele (June 10, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753471487), ages 5–8. Kingfisher Readers L4 rolls on with Rivers by Claire Llewellyn (Feb. 11, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753471241), ages 5–8. Kingfisher Readers L5 gains The Changing Environment by Deborah Chancellor (June 10, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753471524) and Explorers by Chris Oxlade (Mar. 4, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0753471265), ages 5–8. And Basher History continues with States and Capitals: United We Stand by Simon Basher, Dan Green, and Edward Widmer (July 22, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0753471395) and Mythology: Oh My! Gods and Goddesses by Simon Basher and Mary Budzik (July 22, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0753471715), ages 10–15.

Lake 7 Creative

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Release Your Inner Animal adds Eagle in the Sky by Ryan Jacobson, illus. by David Hemenway (July 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1940647081), ages 6–7. And Can You Survive? continues with Alexandre Dumas’s Three Musketeers: A Choose Your Path Book by Debrah J. Peters (May 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1940647067), ages 9–11.

Lee & Low

Finding the Music/En busca de la música by Jennifer Torres (May 14, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-0892392919). A girl who accidentally breaks her mariachi-grandfather’s vihuela ventures into her community to find help fixing the instrument. Ages 6–10.

Sunday Shopping by Sally Derby (May 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1600604386). Every Sunday night a girl and her grandmother go on an imaginary shopping trip using play money and the ads in the newspaper as a guide for their “purchases.” Ages 5–10.

Little Melba and Her Big Trombone by Katheryn Russell-Brown (Apr. 15, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1600608988) is a biography of African-American jazz virtuoso Melba Liston. Ages 6–10.

The Hula-Hoopin’ Queen by Thelma Lynne Godin, illus. by Vanessa Brantley-Newton (Mar. 15, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1600608469). A girl who has an ongoing hula-hooping competition with her friends discovers that her elderly neighbor shares her love of hooping. Ages 6–10.

Lend a Hand: Poems About Giving by John Frank (Apr. 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1600609701) is a collection of original poems about acts of kindness among people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Ages 6–10.

Twenty-two Cents: The Story of Muhammad Yunus by Paula Yoo (May 15, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1600606588) profiles Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, who developed the concept of microlending and revolutionized global anti-poverty efforts. Ages 6–11.

The School the Aztec Eagles Built by Dorinda Makana Nalani Nicholson (May 15, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1600604409) recounts the training and combat activities of the Aztec Eagles, a Mexican Air Force squadron, during World War II. Ages 7–12.

Lee & Low/Shen’s Books

Summoning the Phoenix: Poems and Prose About Chinese Musical Instruments by Emily Jiang (Mar. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1885008503) features poems about children learning to play traditional Chinese instruments accompanied by information about each instrument. Ages 6–11.

Lee & Low/Tu Books

Drift by M. K. Hutchins (Apr. 15, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1620141458). Tenjat sets pit to save his family from poverty by joining the Handlers, who have the dangerous job of protecting their island—a giant turtle—from the naga monsters that surround them. Ages 12–up.


Tankborn ends with Rebellion by Karen Sandler (May 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1600609848), ages 12–18.

Lemniscaat USA

(Dist. by Ingram)

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Mies Van Hout (May 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1935954378) contains nursery rhymes and lullabies and comes packaged with a CD. Ages 2–up.

The Mermaid’s Shoes by Sanne te Loo (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1935954354). A girl follows her dream to become a mermaid. Ages 4–up.

Flea and Spikey by Pieter Koolwijk, illus. by Linde Faas (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1935954200). Spikey, the new girl in class, helps defend Flea from Arnold the bully. Ages 8–up.


Where’s My Tushy? by Deborah Aronson, illus. by Ivica Stevanovic (May 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1467711975). What happens when all the tushies in an unusual town decide to take a vacation? Ages 3–8.

Scarlatti’s Cat by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer, illus. by Carlyn Beccia (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0761354727). Domenico Scarlatti, the Italian composer, enjoys his cat’s company when he plays harpsichord. Ages 4–9.

The Only Alex Addleston in All These Mountains by James Solheim, illus. by Jeffrey Ebbeler (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1467703468). When Alex’s parents move her family to Kenya, she worries that she’ll lose contact with her BFF, Alex. Ages 4–9.

Joy in Mudville by Bob Raczka, illus. by Glin Dibley (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0761360155) revisits “Casey at the Bat” with a female protagonist. Ages 4–9.

Mumbet’s Declaration of Independence by Gretchen Woelfle, illus. by Alix Delinois (Feb. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0761365891) is a picture-book biography of a New England slave who tries to make her case for freedom. Ages 6–10.

Lerner/Carolrhoda Lab

The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim by E.K. Johnston (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1467710664). A 16-year-old dragon slayer stands between the town of Trondheim and the creatures that threaten its survival. Ages 11–18.

Returning to Shore by Corinne Demas (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1467713283). Her mother’s third marriage is only hours old when 15-year-old Clare is whisked away to a tiny marsh island on Cape Cod to spend the summer with her father, a man she hasn’t seen in years. Ages 11–18.

A Matter of Souls by Denise Lewis Patrick (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0761392804). This short-story collection considers the souls of black men and women across centuries and continents. Ages 11–18.

The Other Way Around by Sashi Kaufman (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1467702621). Andrew accidentally runs away and joins the circus. Ages 13–18.


The Twelve-Fingered Boy Trilogy adds The Shibboleth by John Hornor Jacobs (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0761390084), ages 14–18.

Lerner/Darby Creek

Jack the Castaway by Lisa Doan, illus. by Ivica Stevanovic (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1467710763) launches the Berenson Schemes series about a family that follows get-rich-quick schemes. Ages 9–12.

The Cryptid Files series by Jean Flitcroft launches with The Loch Ness Monster (May 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467734813), The Chupacabra (May 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467734837), and The Pacific Giants (May 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467734851), ages 9–14.


Mallory returns in Three’s Company, Mallory! by Laurie B. Friedman, illus. by Jennifer Kalis (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1467709217), ages 7–11. S.W.I.T.C.H. by Ali Sparkes, illus. by Ross Collins, grows with eight new titles, including Frog Freakout (Apr. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467721707), Newt Nemesis (Apr. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467732345), and Alligator Action (Apr. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467721677), ages 7–11. The Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair adds Too Good to Be True by Laurie B. Friedman (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1467709262), ages 10–up. The Bareknuckle series of hi-lo books set in a 19th-century Manhattan fight club debuts with six titles, including Fighting Words by A.S. Acheson (Mar. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467721653) and The Gamble by Patrick Jones (Mar. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467721660), ages 11–18. And kicking off the hi-lo series Mike & Riel Mysteries by Norah McClintock, pairing an ex-cop with a budding teen detective, are five volumes including Hit and Run (Mar. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1467726115) and Truth and Lies (Mar. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1467726139), ages 11–18.

Lerner/Graphic Universe


Tao, the Little Samurai by Richard Lawrence, illus. by Nicolas Ryser, begins with Pranks and Attacks! (May 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1467721745), Ninjas and Knock Outs! (May 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1467732734), and Clowns and Dragons! (May 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1467721752), ages 7–11. Tib & Tumtum greets My Amazing Dinosaur by Flora Grimaldi, illus. by Bannister (May 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467721813), ages 7–11.

The Little Prince welcomes The Planet of Tear-Eaters by Delphine Dubos, trans. by Anne Smith and Owen Smith (Mar. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467721776), The Planet of the Grand Buffoon by Matteo Cerami, Vincenzo Cerami, and Thierry Gaudin, trans. by Anne Smith and Owen Smith (Mar. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467721783), The Planet of the Gargand by Vincent Costi, trans. by Anne Smith and Owen Smith (Mar. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467721790), and The Planet of Gehom by Thierry Gaudin, trans. by Anne Smith and Owen Smith (Mar. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467721806), ages 9–14. And Chicagoland Detective Agency continues with A Midterm Night’s Scheme by Trina Robbins, illus. by Tyler Page (May 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1467714990), ages 9–14.

Lerner Publications


Amazing Athletes by Jon M. Fishman rolls on with Mariano Rivera (May 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467721851), Brittney Griner (May 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467726528), Mike Trout (May 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467721837), Abby Wambach (May 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467721820), and Bryce Harper (May 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467721844), ages 7–11. New Pop Culture Bios are Jaden Smith: Actor, Rapper, and Activist (Apr. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467723763), Rebel Wilson: From Stand-Up Laughs to Box-Office Smash (Apr. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467723794), and Emma Stone: Star of the Stage, TV, and Film (Apr. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467723749) by Heather E. Schwartz; Emma Watson: From Wizards to Wallflowers (Apr. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467723756), Nicholas Hoult: Beast of the Silver Screen (Apr. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467723787), and Logan Lerman: The Perks of Being of an Action Star (Apr. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1467723770) by Nadia Higgins, ages 8–12.

Little, Brown

The Adventuress of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0316199988). An imaginary friend is born, and while waiting to be chosen by a real child, sets off on a journey to the city. Ages 3–6.

Dog vs. Cat by Chris Gall (May 20, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0316238014). Dog and Cat do not get along, until they’re separated and find themselves missing all the good times they had together. Ages 3–6.

This Is a Moose by Richard T. Morris, illus. by Tom Lichtenheld (May 6, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316213608). When a movie director tries to capture the life of a moose on film, it turns out the moose has bigger dreams than just being a moose—he wants to be an astronaut and go to the moon. Ages 3–6.

It’s Okay to Make Mistakes by Todd Parr (July 15, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0316230537) encourages readers to celebrate life’s happy accidents. Ages 3–6.

You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You: Very Short Tall Tales to Read Together by Mary Ann Hoberman, illus. by Michael Emberley (Apr. 8, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0316183291) features twists on familiar folklore characters. Ages 4–8.

My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.) by Peter Brown (July 1, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316070294). A boy learns to see his teacher in a new light. Ages 4–8.

Space Taxi: Archie Takes Flight by Wendy Mass and Michael Brawer, illus. by Elise Gravel (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0316243193). Archie is finally allowed to ride along in the taxi his father drives, only to learn his father is no ordinary cab driver. Ages 6–10.

Seven Wild Sisters: A Modern Fairy Tale by Charles De Lint, illus. by Charles Vess (Feb. 4, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316053563). In this companion to The Cats of Tanglewood Forest, a girl must find a way to untangle herself and her six sisters from a magical feud between two rival fairy clans. Ages 8–12.

Homeroom Diaries by James Patterson and Lisa Papademetriou, illus. by Keino (July 21, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316207621). Margaret “Cuckoo” Clarke gets through the clique-wars of high school by writing and drawing in her diary. Ages 12–up.

Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones (July 15, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316254564) launches a sci-fi action series in which a band of “super” criminals team up to find the vaccine formula that gave them their powers. Ages 12–up.

Marina by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (July 22, hardcover, $19, ISBN 978-0316044714). Marina and Oscar discover the story of a disfigured opera star, her devoted lover, and a decades-old conspiracy that puts their lives in the hands of sinister forces. Ages 12–up.

Dangerous Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (May 20, hardcover, $19, ISBN 978-0316370318) is the first book in a Beautiful Creatures spinoff series, which follows Link and Ridley as they tour the country. Ages 12–up.

The Prince of Venice Beach by Blake Nelson (June 3, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316230483). A runaway teen stumbles into the detective business, and into love. Ages 12–up.

Allies & Assassins by Justin Somper (May 27, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316253932). A prince is murdered, leaving his teenage brother to ascend to the throne and hunt down the killer. Ages 12–up.

Torn Away by Jennifer Brown (May 6, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316245531). A girl is sent to live with her only surviving relatives in the aftermath of a devastating tornado. Ages 12–up.

Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor (Apr. 8, hardcover, $19, ISBN 978-0316134071). In this conclusion to the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, Karou and Akiva band together to forge a new way forward for their people, and maybe even toward love. Ages 15–up.

Lies My Girlfriend Told Me by Julie Anne Peters (June 10, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316234979). When Swanee dies from sudden cardiac arrest, her girlfriend discovers she had been leading a double life. Ages 15–up.

While We Run by Karen Healey (May 27, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316233828). In this sequel to While We Wait, it’s the year 2027, and Tegan and Aabdi are on the run from the government and from a dangerous rebel group. Ages 15–up.

The Young World by Chris Weitz (July 29, hardcover, $19, ISBN 978-0316226295). After a mysterious Sickness wipes out all adults and little kids, a group of teens in New York City band together to find a cure. Ages 15–up.


Birdie flies along with Birdie’s Big-Girl Hair by Sujean Rim (Feb. 4, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0316227919), ages 3–6. Joining The Very Fairy Princess by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton, illus. by Christine Davenier, is Graduation Girl! (Apr. 8, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316219600), ages 3–6. The Imaginary Veterinary gains The Order of the Unicorn by Suzanne Selfors, illus. by Dan Santat (July 1, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-0316364065), ages 7–12. The Blackwell Pages adds Odin’s Ravens by K. L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr (May 13, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0316204989), ages 8–12. The Complete World of Dragons: A Guide to Dragon Species by Cressida Cowell (May 20, hardcover, $15, ISBN 978-0316244107) joins How to Train Your Dragon, ages 8–12. Little League by Matt Christopher wraps up with Perfect Game (Mar. 4, hardcover, $15, ISBN 978-0316220453) and Baseball World Series (July 1, hardcover, $16, ISBN 978-0316220460), ages 8–12. Monster High Ghoulfriends welcomes Ghoulfriends ’Til the End by Gitty Daneshvari (Apr. 8, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0316222518), ages 8–12. My Little Pony gallops along with Rarity and the Curious Case of Charity (Apr. 8, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0316248082) and Applejack and the Honest-to-Goodness Switcheroo (July 15, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0316248259) by G.M. Berrow, ages 8–12. New to Nanny Piggins is Nanny Piggins and the Runaway Lion by R.A. Spratt, illus. by Dan Santat (June 10, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0316254533), ages 8–12. The Last Dogs concludes with Journey’s End by Christopher Holt, illus. by Allen Douglas, (June 10, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0316200073), ages 8–12.

Middle School gains Ultimate Showdown by James Patterson and Julia Bergen (Mar. 31, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0316322119) and Save Rafe! by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts, illus. by Laura Park (June 23, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0316322126), ages 8–12. Ever After High continues with The Storybook of Legends #3 by Shannon Hale (July 15, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0316282093), ages 8–12. All the Wrong Questions welcomes File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents by Lemony Snicket, illus. by Seth (Apr. 1, hardcover, $12, ISBN 978-0316284035), ages 8–up. Joining Icons is Idols by Margaret Stohl (July 8, hardcover, $19, ISBN 978-0316205177), ages 12–up. The latest Zom-B titles by Darren Shan are Zom-B Mission (Apr. 8, hardcover, $15, ISBN 978-0316214285) and Zom-B #8 (July 8, hardcover, $15, ISBN 978-0316214292), ages 12–up. And Boy Nobody adds The Lost Mission by Allen Zadoff (June 17, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316199698), ages 15–up.

Little, Brown/LB Kids

Find Spot! by Stacey Previn (June 17, hardcover, $15, ISBN 978-0316213325) is a seek-and-find book featuring animals. Ages 3–6.


I Love Learning welcomes Baa, Moo, I Love You!: A Book of Animal Sounds (Apr. 8, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0316133586) and I Love Shapes! (Apr. 8, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0316133579), up to age 3. Transformers Rescue Bots rolls along with Meet Blades the Copter-Bot by D. Jakobs (Apr. 22, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0316188708), ages 3–6, and Transformers Rescue Bots: Return of the Dinobot by John Sazaklis (June 3, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0316188678), ages 4–8. Dinotrux picks up Dinotrux Go to School (Passport to Reading 1) by Chris Gall (July 8, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0316400619), ages 4–8. And My Little Pony gains Ponies Love Pets! by Emily C. Hughes (Apr. 8, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0316368858), ages 4–8.

Little, Brown/Poppy

The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith (Apr. 15, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316254779). A citywide blackout sparks romance and leads to long-distance love. Ages 12–up.

Wildflower by Alecia Whitaker (July 1, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316251389) kicks off a new series about a young country music star on the rise. Ages 12–up.


Pretenders by Lisi Harrison greets License to Spill (June 24, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316222426), ages 12–up. Rules of Summer continues with Since Last Summer by Joanna Philbin (June 3, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316212090), ages 15–up. And Truth or Dare joins the Secrets and Lies series by Jacqueline Green (May 6, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0316220316), ages 15–up.

Little Pickle Press

(Dist. by Ingram)

A Bird on Water Street by Elizabeth O. Dulemba (May 7, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1939775054). Jack Hicks wishes his struggling copper-mining hometown could once again be home to birds, trees, and other natural elements. Ages 10–14.

Llewellyn/Flux Books

(Dist. by Ingram)

The Violet Hour by Whitney A. Miller (Mar. 1, paper, $10, ISBN 978-0738737218). Harlow hears a voice in her head that seems to have a mind of its own, plaguing her with visions of a violent and bloody alternate reality. Ages 13–18.

The Truth Against the World by Sarah Jamila Stevenson (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0738740584). Olwen moves to Wales with her family to fulfill her grandmother’s dying wish and once there, confronts her family’s unsettling past. Ages 13–18.

These Gentle Wounds by Helene Dunbar (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0738740270). Five years after a horrible family tragedy, Gordie’s no-good biological father comes back into his life. Ages 13–18.

Thirty Sunsets by Christine Hurley Deriso (July 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0738739915). Forrest’s summer looks less bright when her mother invites her brother’s obnoxious girlfriend to the family beach house. Ages 13–18.

Where Silence Gathers by Kelsey Sutton (July 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0738739472). In the companion to Some Quiet Place, Alex must decide between Forgiveness and Revenge as they whisper in her ears after the man who killed her family is set free. Ages 13–18.

The Drowned Forest by Kristopher Reisz (Feb. 1, paper, $10, ISBN 978-0738739106). Holly and Jane jump off the bluff over the reservoir and Holly’s body never comes up, but something else does—a sad creature of mud, full of confusion and sorrow. Ages 13–18.


Katana issues Shinobi by Cole Gibsen (Mar. 1, paper, $10, ISBN 978-0738739113), ages 12–18. Ripper continues with Resurrection by Amy Carol Reeves (Apr. 1, paper, $10, ISBN 978-0738738772), ages 12–18. Darkbound by Scott Tracey (Apr. 1, paper, $10, ISBN 978-0738736495) joins the Legacy of Moonset series, ages 13–18. Joining Metal & Lace is Camelot Burning by Kathryn Rose (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0738739670), ages 13–18. Night Walkers gains Paranoia by J.R. Johansson (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0738740188), ages 13–18. And The Torch Keeper greets The Sowing by Steven dos Santos (Mar. 1, paper, $10, ISBN 978-0738735405), ages 13–18.

Lonely Planet


Lonely Planet World Search welcomes Incredible Animals (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1743219225), Amazing Jobs (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1743219201), and Busy Places (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1743219188), ages 5–up.

James Lorimer

(Dist. by Orca)

Striker by David Skuy (Mar. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1459405127; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1459405134). Returning to the soccer field after having a tumor removed from his leg, Cody has to learn to believe in his team and his own skill on the field. Ages 9–12.

TT: Full Throttle by Nicole Winters (Mar. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1459405158; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1459405165). Scott’s obsession is to fulfill his late father’s dream of racing in the prestigious and dangerous TT motorcycle road race. Ages 13–18.

SAR: Powderhounds by Heather Kellerhals-Stewart (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1459405189; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1459405196). Search- and-rescue rookie Chic has to find missing skiers before it’s too late. Ages 13–18.

Picture Me by Lori Weber (Mar. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1459405097; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1459405103) is a novel about body image and bullying. Ages 13–18.


The Seven Stair Crew greets Skinner’s Banks by Brad Cowan (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1459405219; paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1459405226), ages 9–12. Lorimer Sports Stories rolls along with Hoop Magic by Eric Howling (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459405240; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459405257) and Spiked by Steven Barwin (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459405271; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459405288), ages 10–13. New to Lorimer Podium Sports Academy is Big Air by Lorna Schultz Nicholson (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459405301; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459405318), ages 13–18. Lorimer SideStreets issues Pure Fake by Beverly Scudamore (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459405332; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459405349), ages 13–18.

Luath Press

(Dist. by Midpoint)

Tattoo Fox by Alasdair Hutton (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1908373939). A fox living at Edinburgh Castle endeavors to find out more about the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Ages 5 to 7.