Macmillan/Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School by Deborah Diesen, illus. by Daniel X. Hanna (June 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0374360955). The Pout-Pout fish returns, just in time for the first day of school. Age 2–5.

Fred’s Beds by Barbara Samuels (June 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0374318130). Fred the dog can sleep anywhere, and has beds all over the house. Ages 4–8.

The Riverman by Aaron Starmer (Mar. 18, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0374363093). Fiona asks her neighbor Alistair to write her biography, and the project turns into an exploration of stories that may be figments of Fiona’s troubled mind, or frighteningly real. Ages 10–14.

Grandmaster by David Klass (Feb. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0374327712). During a parent-child chess club tournament, Daniel discovers that his father was a teen chess prodigy who gave up the game. Ages 12–17.

Second Star by Alyssa

B. Sheinmel (May 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0374382674) is a modern reimaging of Peter Pan featuring a love triangle between Wendy, Pete, and Hook. Ages 12–17.

One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva (May 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0374356453). During summer school Alek meets Ethan, a free-spirited guy who may want to be more than friends. Ages 12–17.

My Last Kiss by Beth Neal (June 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0374351281). In this debut, Cassidy is trapped in the living world, mourning the loss of her human body and suspicious that her death may not have been the suicide that everyone believes it was. Ages 12–17.

On the Road to Find Out by Rachel Toor (June 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0374300142). Alice undertakes all sorts of new challenges—including running—when she is rejected by the only college she cares about. Ages 12–17.

Plus One by Elizabeth Fama (Apr. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0374360078) is a romantic thriller set in an alternate reality. Ages 12–17.

Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0374346676). A girl’s school assignment—write a letter to a dead person—turns into a revealing personal journal that changes her life in this debut. Ages 12–17.

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski (Mar. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0374384678) begins a trilogy featuring a star-crossed romance set in a society beset by class warfare. Ages 12–18.

Unforgotten by Jessica Brody (Feb. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0374379902) continues the Unremembered trilogy. Ages 12–18.


Rotten Ralph Rotten Readers greets Rotten Ralph’s Rotten Family by Jack Gantos, illus. by Nicole Rubel (Mar. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0374363536), ages 6–8. Franklin School Friends continues with Annika Riz, Math Whiz by Claudia Mills, illus. by Rob Shepperson (May 13, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0374303358), ages 7–10. The Barftastic World of Louie Burger picks up Class B.U.R.P. by Jenny Meyerhoff, illus. by Jason Week (June 3, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0374305215), ages 8–12.


Anna & Solomon by Elaine Snyder, illus. by Harry Bliss (May 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0374303624) is the true story of the author’s grandparents’ emigration from Russia to New York in the late 1800s. Ages 4–8.

Dare the Wind: The Record-breaking Voyage of Eleanor Prentiss and the Flying Cloud by Tracey Fern, illus. by Emily Arnold McCully (Feb. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0374316990) profiles the sailor who navigated a ship to set the world record for speed from New York to San Francisco. Ages 5–9.

Skies Like These by Tess Hilmo (July 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0374369989). When 12-year-old Jade spends the summer at her aunt’s Wyoming house, she meets a boy who models himself after Butch Cassidy, and she isn’t sure she wants to join in some of his wild schemes. Ages 9–12.


Queen on Wednesday by Gabi Swiatkowska (May 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0374374464). One day, Thelma is so bored that she decides to become a queen. Ages 3–8.

Star Child by Claire A. Nivola (May 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0374371821) offers a look at the stages of life from birth to adulthood. Ages 5–10.

The Pilot and the Little Prince: The Life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry by Peter Sís (May 27, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0374380694) is a picture book biography that explores the multi-faceted life of the creator of The Little Prince. Ages 5–8.

Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends

Oh So Brave Dragon by David Kirk (May 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1250016898). Dragon knows he’s supposed to be brave, but it’s very difficult to do. Ages 2–6.

Swim, Duck, Swim! by Susan Lurie, photographs by Murray Head (May 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1250046420). A duckling who doesn’t want to swim stars in this photographic book about trying something new. Ages 3–7.

Bedtime Math 2: This Time, It’s Personal by Laura Overdeck (Mar. 11, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1250040961) contains riddles designed to get kids excited about math and numbers. Ages 3–8.

The Vanishing Coin (Apr. 22, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1250029140) and The Incredible Twisting Arm (Apr. 22, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1250029157) kick off the Magic Shop illustrated-chapter-book series that features real magic tricks. Ages 7–9.

My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish: The SeaQuel by Mo O’Hara (Mar. 11, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1250029201) presents two more stories starring Zombie Goldfish. Ages 7–10.

The 26-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths, illus. by Terry Denton (Apr. 1, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1250026910). Andy and Terry continue their adventures in their tricked-out tree house. Ages 8–12.

A Horse Called Hero by Sam Angus (July 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1250045089). During World War II, a boy is determined to rescue his stolen horse, no matter what dangers they face. Ages 9–12.

Shipwreck Island by S.A. Bodeen (July 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1250027771). This series starter is about a family marooned on a sinister deserted island. Ages 10–13.

Of Neptune by Anna Banks (May 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1250039606). Emma and Galen’s kingdom—and their love—is threatened by long-lost Syrena in the conclusion to the Syrena trilogy. Ages 12–17.

Cress by Marissa Meyer (Feb. 4, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0312642976), the third entry in the fairy tale–inspired Lunar Chronicles, introduces the author’s twist on Rapunzel. Ages 12–17.

Savage Drift by Emmy Laybourne (May 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1250036421) closes the Monument 14 sci-fi-action-romance trilogy. Ages 13–up.

Hungry by H.A. Swain (June 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1250028297). In the future, food is no longer necessary—until Thalia begins to feel something unfamiliar and uncomfortable: she’s hungry. Ages 13–up.

Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn (May 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1250045249). During a summer in the Hamptons, a case of mistaken identity leads everyone to believe Gemma is someone else, and she goes along with it. First in the Broken Hearts & Revenge series. Ages 13–up.


Justin Case rolls on with Rules, Tools, and Maybe a Bully by Rachel Vail, illus. by Matthew Cordell (May 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1250039781), ages 7–9. Scary Tales gains Nightmareland by James Preller, illus. by Iacopo Bruno (June 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1250018922), ages 7–10.

Macmillan/Henry Holt

Dinner with the Highbrows by Kimberly Willis Holt, illus. by Kyrsten Brooker (Apr. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0805080889). When Bernard Worrywart attends dinner at the boisterous Highbrows’ home, he finds his mother’s etiquette lessons are no help at all. Ages 4–7.

Ninja! by Arree Chung (June 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805099119). A child unleashes his inner ninja in this picture book debut. Ages 4–7.

When the Wind Blew by Alison Jackson, illus. by Doris Barrette (Mar. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805086881). A variety of nursery rhyme characters are thrown together into one whimsical tale. Ages 4–7.

My Humongous Hamster by Lorna Freytag (Feb. 11, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0805099188). An extraordinarily hungry pet hamster eats up all the food he can get his paws on. Ages 4–8.

Daytime Nighttime by William Low (May 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805097511) is a concept book about day and night. Ages 4–8.

Goal! by Sean Taylor, photos by Caio Vilela (May 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1627791236). Soccer as it is played in different countries around the globe comes to life in this nonfiction picture book. Ages 4–9.

My Country, ’Tis of Thee: How One Song Reveals the History of Civil Rights by Claire Rudolf Murphy, illus. by Bryan Collier (June 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0805082265) provides a look at U.S. civil rights movements through the changing lyrics of this song. Ages 5–9.

Invasion of the Ufonuts by Laurie Keller (Feb. 25, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0805090758). Arnie is headed to outer space for some alien doughnut adventures. Ages 7–10.

Operation Bunny: Book One by Sally Gardner, illus. by David Roberts (Feb. 11, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0805098921). An orphan inherits a fairy detective agency and finds herself neck-deep in magical mystery in this series debut. Ages 7–10.

Alien Encounter by Charise Mericle Harper (Apr. 8, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0805096217) is the first book in the Sasquatch and Aliens series about two friends who solve a mystery involving underpants, an alien, and Sasquatch. Ages 7–10.

D-Day by Rick Atkinson (May 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1627791113) is adapted from the author’s The Guns at Last Light, a historical exploration of D-Day. Ages 8–12.

Stay Where You Are And Then Leave by John Boyne, illus. by Oliver Jeffers (Mar. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1627790314) begins with the onset of World War I and explores the effect that war has on a family. Ages 9–12.

The Last Days of Jesus: His Life and Times by Bill O’Reilly (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0805098778) offers a historical examination of Jesus. Ages 10–15.

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo (June 3, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0805094619) brings the Grisha fantasy trilogy to a close. Ages 12–17.

Something Real by Heather Demetrios (Feb. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0805097948). Seventeen-year-old Bonnie™ Baker has grown up on TV; she and her 12 siblings are the stars of one-time hit reality show Baker’s Dozen. Ages 12–18.

Nil by Lynne Matson (Mar. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0805097719). On the mysterious island of Nil you have 365 days to escape, or you die. Ages 14–18.

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson (July 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0805099232). In this first volume of a trilogy, a princess runs away on the day or her arranged marriage and starts a new life in a distant village. Ages 14–up.


Les Petits Fairytales by Trixie Belle and Melissa Caruso-Scott, illus. by Oliver Lake, adds Little Red Riding Hood (Feb. 25, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0805099058) and Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Feb. 25, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0805099126), ages 1–3. Barnyard Rescue continues with Duck to the Rescue by John Himmelman (Feb. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805094855), ages 4–8.


The Little School Bus by Margery Cuyler, illus. by Bob Kolar (June 24, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0805094350) depicts a day in the life aboard a yellow bus. Ages 3–6.

Edda: A Little Valkyrie’s First Day of School by Adam Auerbach (June 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805097030) features a day of new experiences for a Valkyrie girl in the magical land of Asgard. Ages 4–8.

My Yiddish Vacation by Ione Skye, illus. by Scott Menchin (May 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0805095128). Ruth and Sammy brush up on their Yiddish when they vacation with their grandparents. Ages 5–8.

The Miniature World of Marvin and James by Elise Broach, illus. by Kelly Murphy (Feb. 4, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0805091908) launches a chapter book series starring Marvin the beetle and his best friend, James, from Broach’s novel Masterpiece. Ages 6–9.

The Body in the Woods by April Henry (June 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0805098525). In this first book in a new series told from multiple perspectives, teen members of a search-and rescue team discover a dead body. Ages 12–17-


Ready, Set, Dogs! rolls along with Teacher’s Pets by Stephanie Calmenson and Joanna Cole, illus. by Heather Ross (June 10, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0805096477), ages 6–9. My Life adds My Life as a Joke by Janet Tashjian (Apr. 1, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0805098501), ages 9–12.


Bad Kitty’s Tasty Treats: A Slide and Find ABC by Nick Bruel (July 22, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0312517236) features Nick Bruel’s Bad Kitty in an alphabet board book. Age 2–5.

The Cardboard Box Book by Roger Priddy (July 15, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0312517380). This craft title shows kids how to use easy-to-find materials to transform cardboard boxes into various playthings. Ages 5–8.


My Carry-Along Sound Book welcomes Perfect Pets by Roger Priddy (May 6, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0312517205), up to age 3. Toddler Town novelty board books by Roger Priddy adds City (Feb. 25, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0312516734), Farm (Feb. 25, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0312516710), Seaside (Feb. 25, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0312516703), and Zoo (Feb. 25, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0312516727), ages 1–3. New to Shaped Board Books is Easter Egg Hunt by Roger Priddy (Feb. 18, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0312516697), ages 1–5. Lift-the-Flap Tab gains On the Go by Roger Priddy (June 17, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0312517311), ages 2–4. Funny Faces greets Vampire Pets by Roger Priddy (July 8, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0312517212), ages 3–6. Play and Learn with Wallace issues Workbook Box Set (May 27, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0312517281) and Giant Workbook (May 27, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0312517274) by Roger Priddy, ages 3–6. Joining Schoolies is The Talent Show by Roger Priddy, illus. by Ellen Crimi-Trent (Mar. 4, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0312516642), ages 3–6. And Smart Kids by Roger Priddy continues with Coral Reef (Mar. 18, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0312516772) and Rainforest (July 15, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0312517397), ages 3–7.

Macmillan/Roaring Brook

The Midnight Library by Kazuno Kohara (June 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1596439856). In this bedtime story, the librarian and her three owl assistants at a library that opens only at night help everyone find the perfect book. Ages 3–6.

Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond Between a Soldier and His Service Dog by Luis Carlos Montalván and Bret Witter, photos by Dan Dion (May 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1596438910). Based on the adult bestseller Until Tuesday, this picture book tells the story of the service dog who helps former U.S. Army Captain Montalván overcome his combat-related wounds. Ages 4–8.

Itty Bitty Kitty Committee by Laurie Cinotto (Mar. 11, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1596439375). This guide to all things kitten, including behavior and habits, is inspired by the Itty Bitty Kitty Committee Web site. Ages 8–13.

Little Green Men at the Mercury Inn by Greg Leitich Smith, illus. by Andrew Arnold (June 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1596438354). Beach culture and UFOs collide in this adventure story about an alien encounter at an aging Cocoa Beach motel. Ages 9–12.

I Kill the Mockingbird by Paul Acampora (May 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1596437425). Three friends hatch a plot to entice their entire town to read To Kill a Mockingbird. Ages 10–14.

Jessie Elliot Is a Big Chicken by Elise Gravel (May 20, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1596437418) is an illustrated novel about one nerdy girl’s summer before high school. Ages 10–14.

The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu (June 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1596439092). When the high school quarterback dies in a car crash, everyone says it was because he was sexting with Alice, the girl everyone “knows” is a slut. Ages 12–17.

She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick (Apr. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1596438019). When their father goes missing, Laureth, who is blind, and her younger brother are thrust into a dangerous mystery. Ages 12–17.

The Summer Invitation by Charlotte Silver (May 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1596438293). Two sisters are summoned to their aunt’s Greenwich Village flat, where they must start dressing like young ladies and cultivating their artistic sensibilities. Ages 12–17.

Tin Star by Cecil Castellucci (Feb. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1596437753). Tula has been beaten and left for dead when she finds herself on a remote space station with aliens she does not understand. Ages 12–17.

Sekret by Lindsay Smith (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1596438927). In Soviet-era Russia, a girl is forced to work for the KGB as a psychic spy. Ages 12–18.

Drama Queens in the House by Julie Williams (Mar. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1596437357). Jessie is used to the drama surrounding her family’s community theater, but is thrown for a loop when she discovers her father is cheating on her mom with a man. Ages 12–18.


Actual Times by Don Brown continues with He Has Shot the President!: April 14, 1865: The Day John Wilkes Booth Killed President Lincoln (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1596432246), ages 6–10. Snap Decision adds You Only Live Once by Bridie Clark (Apr. 15, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1596438170), ages 12–18.

Macmillan/Roaring Brook/First Second

Sleep Tight, Anna Banana by Dominique Roques, illus. by Alexis Dormal, (June 17, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1626720190). When Anna Banana can’t fall asleep, she makes sure no one else can, either. Ages 3–7.

The Return of Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke (May 13, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1596438767) is the final adventure in the trilogy starring Zita the Spacegirl, who is now locked in prison. Ages 8–12.

The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang, illus. by Sonny Liew (July 15, paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-1596436978). Hank just wants to help his father run their family grocery store, but his mom wants him to become a surperhero. Ages 12–17.

Shackleton: Antarctic Odyssey by Nick Bertozzi (June 17, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1596434516) spotlights the harrowing and heroic Antarctic quest of explorer Ernest Shackleton. Ages 12–17.

This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki (May 6, paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-1596437746). Two girls on the cusp of adolescence spend the summer figuring out what it means to be teenagers. Ages 12–17.

Macmillan/Roaring Brook/Porter

Sophie Sleeps Over by Marisabina Russo (Mar. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1596439337). When Sophie heads to her best friend Olive’s for a first sleepover, she’s uneasy to find that another friend has also been invited. Ages 3–7.

Tea with Grandpa by Barney Saltzberg (Apr. 15, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1596438941). A girl describes the daily tea party she has with her grandfather via video chat. Ages 3–8.

Monster Chefs by Brian Anderson and Liam Anderson (Mar. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1596438088). Tired of eating eyeballs and ketchup, the monster king asks his chefs for a new menu. Ages 4–7.

Emily’s Blue Period by Cathleen Daly, illus. by Lisa Brown (June 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1596434691). A girl uses her love of art to cope with her parents’ separation. Ages 4–7.

Froodle by Antoinette Portis (May 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1596439221) shows what happens when a little brown bird grows tired of singing the same old song. Ages 4–8.

Gravity by Jason Chin (Apr. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1596437173) is a picture book that makes the titular subject accessible to young readers. Ages 5–9.

Macmillan/Square Fish


Ninja Meerkats is back with The Ultimate Dragon Warrior (Feb. 18, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1250046659) and Outback Attack (Feb. 18, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1250046673), ages 7–9.

Magination Press

(Dist. by American Psychological Assoc.)

Not Every Princess by Jeffrey Bone and Lisa Bone, illus. by Valeria Docampo (May 12, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1433816475; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1433816482) questions the rigid construction of gender roles. Ages 4–8.

Friends Always by Tanja Wenisch (Mar. 17, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1433816390; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1433816406). After a disagreement with a friend, one child vows that the two will never play together again. Ages 4–8.

This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman (May 12, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1433816581; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1433816598) shares the celebratory experience of attending an LGBT Pride festival. Ages 4–8.

Boss No More by Estelle Meens (Mar. 17, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1433816413; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1433816420). Lucas thinks he can always choose the game played on the playground, and his friends have had enough. Ages 4–8.

Bumblebee Bike by Sandra Levins, illus. by Claire Keay (May 12, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1433816451; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1433816468). When someone takes David’s bicycle, he learns what “borrowing without asking” feels like. Ages 4–8.

Upside Down and Backwards: A Sibling’s Journey Through Childhood Cancer by (May 12, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1433816377; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1433816383). When Bryce’s sister Paige is diagnosed with cancer, he turns to family, friends, and a support group. Ages 8–13.

Ten Turtles on Tuesday: A Story for Children About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder by Ellen Flanagan Burns, illus. by Sue Cornelison (Apr. 14, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1433816437; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1433816444). With the help of her family and her therapist, Sarah learns that she can take charge of her anxious thoughts and compulsions. Ages 8–13.

McSweeney’s McMullens

(Dist. by PGW)

Awake Beautiful Child by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illus. by Gracia Lam (May 13, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1938073922). This seek-and-find ABC book chronicles a child’s typical day, from morning to bedtime. Ages 3–up.


(Dist. by IPG)

Our Planet by Jimi Lee (Apr. 1, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-9888240609) is a wordless, die-cut celebration of the harmony that comes from people working together with nature. Ages 3–5.

My Red Balloon by Kazuaki Yamada (May 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-9888240722). When a girl’s red balloon suddenly flies away, the bus driver and a passenger bear gallantly help her chase it down. Ages 3–5.

Nino’s Magical Night by Sueli Menezes, illus. by Giuliano Ferri (Apr. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-9888240753). When the moon gets tired, Nino the firefly has the chance to light up the night sky. Ages 5–7.

Puss & Boots by Ayano Imai (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-9888240715). A cat armed with boots and a plan is determined to save the failing business of the poor shoemaker. Ages 5–7.


Yonezu Board Books greets Rainbow Chameleon (Apr. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-9888240593) and Yum Yum! by Yusuke Yonezu (Apr. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-9888240586), up to age 3. Guess What? by Yusuke Yonezu adds Food? (Apr. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-9888240623) and Fruit? (Apr. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-9888240616), up to age 3. And Five Nice Mice continues with Five Nice Mice &the Great Car Race by Chisato Tashiro (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-9888240739), ages 5–7.


(Dist. by Abrams)

Girls Standing on Lawns by Maira Kalman and Daniel Handler (May 6, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0870709081) contains 40 vintage photographs from New York’s Museum of Modern Art, original paintings by Kalman inspired by the photos, and text by Handler. Ages 10–up.


What Flowers Remember by Shannon Wiersbitzky (Apr. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1608981663) features the friendship between a girl and an old man as he succumbs to Alzheimer’s disease. Ages 10–up.

Out of Eden by Peter Johnson (Feb. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1608981601). A boy and his family get caught up with a psychopath. Ages 12–up.

Blue Iguana by Wendy Townsend (Mar. 15, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1608981571) is about a girl who goes to a tropical island as a volunteer on an iguana rescue project. Ages 12–up.

National Geographic Kids

(Dist. by Random House)

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2015 (May 13, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1426314612) includes photos, fun facts, crafts, activities, and articles about animals, science, nature, technology, and more. Ages 8–12.

This or That? The Wacky Book of Choices to Reveal the Hidden You by Crispin Boyer (Apr. 22, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1426315572). This Q&A book helps readers discover their inner selves. Ages 8–12.

What in the World? (Mar. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1426315176) turns photographs into visual games that include fun facts and other information. Ages 8–12.

National Geographic Kids 125 True Stories of Amazing Pets: Inspiring Tales of Animal Friendship and Four-legged Heroes, Plus Crazy Animal Antics (May 13, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1426314599) contains anecdotes in such categories as unlikely animal friends, animal heroes, and amazing animal tricks. Ages 8–12.

National Geographic Kids Get Outside Guide: All Things Adventure, Exploration, and Fun! by Nancy Honovich and Julie Beer (Apr. 22, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1426315022) encourages kids to get out of the house and explore the great outdoors. Ages 9–12.

National Geographic Kids Ultimate Globetrotting World Atlas (Mar. 11, paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-1426314889). This atlas includes games and easy-to-read maps. Ages 9–12.

100 Things to Do Before You Grow Up (Apr. 8, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1426315589) suggests things kids can and should do before they’re too old to get away with it. Ages 9–12.

The Griffin and the Dinosaur: How Adrienne Mayor Discovered a Fascinating Link Between Myth and Science by Marc Aronson and Adriene Mayor, illus. by Chris Muller (Apr. 8, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1426311086) follows Mayor’s search for the origins of the mythical Griffin. Ages 10–up.

National Geographic Kids Mission: Wolf Rescue: All About Wolves and How to Save Them by Kitson Jazynka (Apr. 8, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1426314940) and National Geographic Kids Mission: Lion Rescue: All About Lions and How to Save Them by Ashlee Brown Blewett (Apr. 8, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1426314926) contain adventure stories, photos, and hands-on activities. Ages 10–up.

Stubby the War Dog: The True Story of World War I’s Bravest Dog by Ann Bausum (May 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1426314865) profiles Stubby, the stump-tailed terrier who worked behind enemy lines and gained military rank and honors along the way. Ages 10–up.


Look & Learn adds All About Me (Feb. 11, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1426314834) and Baby Animals (Feb. 11, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1426314827), ages 2–5. National Geographic Kids Readers rolls on with Swing Sloth! (Mar. 11, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1426315060), Swim Fish! (May 13, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1426315107), Go Cub! (May 13, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1426315121) and Jump Pup! (May 13, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1426315084) by Susan Neuman, ages 2–5, Manatees by Laura Marsh (Apr. 8, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1426314728), ages 5–8, and Robots by Melissa Stewart (Apr. 8, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1426313448), ages 6–9. Angry Birds Playground continues with Rain Forest: A Forest Floor to Treetop Adventure by Jill Esbaum (Apr. 8, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1426316852), ages 4–8.

National Geographic Readers Biographies issues Thomas Edison by Barbara Kramer (Apr. 8, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-1426314766), 5–8. National Geographic Kids Chapters presents Lucky Leopards: And More True Stories of Amazing Animal Rescues by Aline Alexander Newman (Feb. 11, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1426314575) and The Whale Who Won Hearts: And More True Stories of Adventures with Animals by Brian Skerry and Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld (June 10, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1426315206), ages 7–10. Just Joking gains National Geographic Kids Just Joking 5: 300 Hilarious Jokes About Everything, Including Tongue Twisters, Riddles, and More! (Mar. 11, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1426315046), ages 7–10.

National Geographic Kids Everything welcomes National Geographic Kids Everything Mythology: Begin Your Quest for Facts, Photos, and Fun Fit for Gods and Goddesses (Mar. 11, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1426314988) and National Geographic Kids Everything Dinosaurs: Chomp on Tons of Earthshaking Facts and Fun (Mar. 11, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1426314964) by Blake Hoena, ages 8–12. Weird but True! greets Weird but True! 6: 300 Outrageous Facts (May 27, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1426314902), Ripped from the Headlines: Real-Life Stories You Have to Read to Believe (June 24, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1426315145), ages 8–12. National Geographic Kids Quiz Whiz is joined by National Geographic Kids Quiz Whiz 3 1,000 Super Fun Mind-bending Totally Awesome Trivia Questions (May 13, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1426314841), ages 8–12. And National Geographic Kids Myths Busted adds Myths Busted! 2: Just When You Thought You Knew What You Knew… by Emily Krieger, illus. by Tom Nick Cocotos (May 13, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1426314780), ages 9–12.

Natural History Museum, London

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The Queen & Mr Brown: A Day for Dinosaurs by James Francis Wilkins (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0565093259) chronicles a day at the museum with the dinosaurs and includes facts about how dinosaurs lived and why they disappeared. Ages 5–7.

New Europe Books/Young Europe Books

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Petra K and the Blackhearts: A Novel by M. Henderson Ellis (Feb. 4, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-0985062385). The Black Hearts are a gang of children bound together by a need to survive in a world of miniaturized show-dragons, automatons with minds of their own, and a neighborhood that is home to criminals and sorcerers alike. Ages 14–up.

New Horizon Press

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Siggy’s Parade: Helping Kids with Disabilities Find Their Strengths by Blanche Dudley (June 10, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0882824697). Siggy, a mockingbird with only one wing, decides to celebrate “I Like Me!” Day with a parade featuring all of his friends with disabilities. Ages 4–7.

Stan the Timid Turtle: Helping Children Cope with Fears About School Violence by Laura Fox, illus. by Anita DuFalla (June 10, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0882824666). Stan the turtle is afraid of going to class after there is a shooting at a nearby school. Ages 4–7.

New York Review Books Children’s Collection

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Alfred Ollivant’s Bob, Son of Battle, adapted by Lydia Davis (June 24, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1590177297) is a new version of the 1898 tale set on the borderlands between Scotland and England, which tells of the rivalry between two sheepdogs and their masters, and the boy who is caught in the middle. Ages 8–12.

NewSouth Books

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The Salvation of Miss Lucretia by Ted M. Dunagan (Mar. 1, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-1588382931). In the segregated South of the 1940s, two boys befriend a woman they meet in the forest—Miss Lucretia, the last of the voodoo queens. Ages 8–12.


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Singily Skipping Along by Sheree Fitch, illus. by Fitzpatrick Deanne (Mar. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1771080910). This picture book celebrates body movement. Ages 3–9.

Lasso the Wind: Aurielia’s Verses and Other Poems by George Elliott Clarke, illus. by Susan Tooke (Mar. 1, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1771080507) is an illustrated poetry collection. Ages 7–12.

Flying with a Broken Wing by Laura Best (Mar. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1771080385). In this historical coming-of-age story, visually impaired Cammie hatches a dangerous plan to convince her aunt and guardian to let her go to a special school. Ages 10–14.

No Starch Press

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JavaScript for Kids by Nick Morgan (June 22, paper, $34.95, ISBN 978-1593274085) offers a lighthearted introduction to the JavaScript language and programming. Ages 10–up.

Nobrow Press/Flying Eye Books

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100 Bears by Magali Bardos (Mar. 18, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1909263154). Readers chase bears and spot numbers from 1–100 in this counting book. Ages 3–7.

The Best Book in the World by Rilla Alexander (July 8, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1909263307) is a wordless picture book that encourages kids to read. Ages 3–7.

The Wonderful Egg (May 13, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1909263284) and I Like Animals (Apr. 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1909263253) by Dahlov Ipcar. These reissues of a 1958 and 1960 title respectively feature re-mastered artwork and star all sorts of beasts and birds. Ages 3–7.

Children Are Naughty by Vincent Cuvellier and Aurélie Guillerey (May 13, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1909263260) is a tongue-and-cheek story about right and wrong. Ages 3–7.

Big Meals for Little Hands: Easy French Cuisine for Kids by Aladjidi Virginie and Caroline Pelissier, illus. by Marion Billet (Mar. 11, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1909263161). Michelin-starred chef Sébastien Guénard introduces simple, seasonal, and healthy French recipes. Ages 3–up.

Lil’ Merl and the Dastardly Dragon by Liam Barrett (July 15, paper, $13.95, ISBN 978-1909263246). Lil’ Merl is on a quest to find a dragon in this activity book. Ages 5–up.


Hildafolk returns with Hilda and the Black Hound by Luke Pearson (May 13, hardcover, $24, ISBN 978-1909263185), ages 6–up.

North Atlantic Books

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Patient for Pumpkins by Linda Knoll (Apr. 15, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1583947081). In this picture book emphasizing seasonal produce, T.J., who frequents the farmers’ market with his father, is eager for the pumpkin harvest to arrive. Ages 4–8.


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The Best Mama in the World (Feb. 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-0735841574) and The Best Daddy in the World (May 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-0735841628) by Susanne Lutje, illus. by Eleni Zabini, celebrate parents. Up to age 3.

A Kiss for You by Susanne Lutje, illus. by Annette Swoboda (Feb. 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-073584159) features a child offering friendly kisses to all manner of animals. Up to age 3.

Leonce and Lena by Jurg Amann, illus. by Lisbeth Zwerger (Feb. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0735841413). This comedy of errors shows that, when true love is meant to be, there’s no escaping it. Ages 4–8.

The Crocodile Who Didn’t Like Water by Gemma Merino (May 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0735841635). A crocodile who doesn’t like water may not be a crocodile at all. Ages 4–8.

The Queen of Colors by Jutta Bauer (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0735841666). Matilda, the Queen of Colors, plays and jousts with her subjects Blue, Yellow, and Red. Ages 4–8.

Cat Whys by Lila Prap (July 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0735841253) answers all kinds of questions about feline behavior. Ages 4–8.

Two Parrots by Rumi, illus. by Rashin (May 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0735841710). A parrot living in the home of a wealthy merchant appears to have everything, but the bird is still sad. Ages 4–8.

Davy Loves His Mommy by Brigitte Weninger, illus. by Eve Tharlet (May 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-0735841642). When Davy’s mother gets upset with him for being late for dinner, he’s determined to make things right with the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Ages 4–8.

The ABC of Fabulous Princesses by Willy Puchner (Feb. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0735841130) is an alphabet book starring 26 finely feathered figures. Ages 4–8.

Call Me Jacob! by Marie Hubner, illus. by Iris Wolfermann (Feb. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0735841345). Matthew decides to change his name, but has trouble finding one that fits. Ages 4–8.

Donkeys by Adelheid Dahimene, illus. by Heide Stollinger (Feb. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0735841604). After an argument, two donkeys who’ve been together for years realize they are still perfect for each other. Ages 4–8.

The Six Swans by the Brothers Grimm, illus. by Gerda Raidt (June 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0735841727) retells the fairy tale about six unfortunate brothers who are turned into swans. Ages 4–8.

Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse by Torben Kuhlmann (May 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0735841673). This story of a mouse who learns to fly was inspired by Charles Lindbergh’s solo trans-Atlantic flight. Ages 4–up.

Octopus Books USA/Ticktock Books

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Make Me a Princess (June 3, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1783250851) is an activity book and guide for wannabe princesses. Ages 4–8.

My Big Dinosaur Book (Apr. 1, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1783250455) and My Big Fast Car Book (Apr. 1, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1783250462) present bite-sized facts on dinosaurs, and sport and race cars. Ages 5–up.

500 Ways to Make Me Laugh Until I Explode (June 3, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1783250837) and 500 Ways to Make Me Laugh Until I Cry (June 3, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1783250875) are humor books featuring stick-figure cartoons, flip-book animations, and instructions for practical jokes. Ages 8–up.


The Wonderful World of Simon Abbott by Simon Abbott welcomes Pirates Ahoy! (July 1, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1783251148), Animals Everywhere (May 6, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1783250776), The Land of Dinosaurs (July 1, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1783251117), and Planes, Trains and Cars (May 6, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1783250530), ages 5–up.

Officina Libraria

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A Surprise for Lady Lily by Andrea Alemanno (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-8897737308). To surprise his fiancée for her birthday, Sir Frog transforms himself into a handsome young prince. Ages 3–10.

Michael O’Mara

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Where’s the Meerkat?: Journey Through Time by Paul Moran (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1843178040). In this seek-and-find book, a family of meerkats travels through time from their Jurassic swamp to a jousting tournament. Ages 7–11.

Niall Horan: The Unauthorized Biography by Danny White (Apr. 1, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1782431879) shines the spotlight on one of the members of boy band One Direction. Ages 12–up.

Becoming Divergent: An Unofficial Biography of Shailene Woodley and Theo James by Joe Allan (June 1, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1782432135) profiles the actors starring in the film adaptation of Veronica Roth’s Divergent. Ages 12–up.

Oni Press

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The Power Lunch comics series returns with Seconds by J. Torres, illus. by Dean Trippe (May 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1620100110), ages 6–12.


Love You More by Susan Musgrave, illus. by Esperança Melo (Apr. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459802407) is a rhyming board book about the love between parent and child, set against the backdrop of one full calendar year. Up to age 3.

Best Friend Trouble by Frances Itani, illus. by Genevieve Despres (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1554698912). After a fight with her best friend, Lizzy, Hanna learns to see things from another person’s perspective. Ages 4–8.

On a Scale from Idiot to Complete Jerk by Alison Hughes (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459804845). J.J.’s science report has everything: graphs, charts, case studies, a quiz, and the best subject matter of all time—jerks (and a few idiots). Ages 9–12.

So Much for Democracy by Kari Jones (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459804814). The political upheaval in Ghana in 1979 puts Astrid and the rest of her Canadian family at risk. Ages 9–12.

Straight Punch by Monique Polak (Mar. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1459803916). Tessa gets caught tagging and ends up in an alternative school where boxing is a big part of the program. Ages 12–up.

Whisper by Chris Struyk-Bonn (Apr. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1459804753). Whisper, a teenage girl with a cleft palate, struggles in a world that is hostile to those with disfigurements or disabilities. Ages 12–up.

Your Constant Star by Brenda Hasiuk (Apr. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1459803688). Three Winnipeg teens deal with pregnancy, cultural differences, and the fallout of bad decisions. Ages 12–up.

Capricious by Gabrielle Prendergast (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1459802674). Ella’s plan to have two secret boyfriends backfires. Ages 12–up.


Orca Echoes offers Saving Sammy by Eric Walters, illus. by Amy Meissner (May 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1459804999), Ospreys in Danger by Pamela McDowell, illus. by Kasia Charko (May 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1459802834), and Bagels Come Home by Joan Betty Stuchner, illus. by Dave Whamond (May 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1459803466), ages 7–9. Orca Footprints adds Every Last Drop: Bringing Clean Water Home by Michelle Mulder (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1459802230), ages 8–12.

Joining Orca Currents are Cabin Girl by Kristin Butcher (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459806504; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459806498) and Bones by John Wilson (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459807105; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459806986), ages 10–14. Orca Sports continues with Underhand by M.J. McIsaac (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459804166) and Above All Else by Jeff Ross (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459803886), ages 10–up. Orca Limelights takes center stage with Big Time by Tom Ryan (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459804616), Hot New Thing by Laura Langston (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459804319), and Warm Up by Sara Leach (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459804289), ages 11–14.

New Orca Soundings titles are Breathing Fire by Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459805668; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459805651), Skylark by Sara Cassidy (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459805910; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459805903), Bike Thief by Rita Feutl (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459805705; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459805699), and Final Crossing by Sean Rodman (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1459805583; paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1459805521), ages 12–up.

Orion Publishing

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An Act of Love by Alan Gibbons (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1780620183). This thriller explores the consequences of the war on terror on two young lives. Ages 9–11.

Raining Fire by Alan Gibbons (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1780621272) is a novel about gun violence in an inner city gangland. Ages 12–up.


Sam Silver Undercover Pirate returns in The Treasure Map (June 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1444007640, Dragon Fire (Apr. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1444005882), The Double Cross (Apr. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1444005899), and The Great Rescue (June 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1444007633) by Jan Burchett and Sara Vogler, ages 7–9.


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The Flea by Laurie Cohen, illus. by Marjorie Béal (Apr. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1771470568). A flea discovers that he doesn’t have to be big in order to make an impact. Ages 2–4.

The Race by Édouard Manceau (Apr. 15, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1771470551). In the middle of a race, one caribou stops to question the single-minded pursuit of victory at all costs. Ages 3–7.

Share by Sally Anne Garland (Mar. 18, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1771470056). When her little cousin comes to visit, Bunny discovers that sharing is worthwhile, even if it’s not always easy. Ages 3–7.

Slam!: A Tale of Consequences by Adam Stower (Mar. 18, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1771470070). A slammed door dislodges a red ball and kicks off a demonstration of cause and effect. Ages 3–7.

Splat!: Starring the Vole Brothers by Roslyn Schwartz (Mar. 18, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1771470094). A pigeon drops right in front of the rodent siblings of the title. Ages 3–7.

Whoosh!: A Watery World of Wonderful Creatures by Marilyn Baillie, illus. by Susan Mitchell (Apr. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1926973982) depicts similarities between kids’ and creatures’ actions in the water. Ages 3–7.

Letter Lunch by Elisa Gutiérrez (Mar. 18, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1771470001). In this wordless picture book, the process of preparing a meal out of letters leads to the discovery that some are easier to find than others. Ages 4–7.

It’s About Time: Untangling Everything You Need to Know About Time by Pascale Estellon (Apr. 15, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1771470063) introduces the abstract concept of time, from the second to the century. Ages 5–8.

It’s Catching: The Infectious World of Germs and Microbes by Jennifer Gardy, illus. by Josh Holinaty (Apr. 15, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1771470018; paper, $13.95, ISBN 978-1771470537) helps readers understand the basics of germs. Ages 8–12.

Starting From Scratch: What You Should Know About Food and Cooking by Sarah Elton, illus. by Jeff Kulak (Mar. 18, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1926973968) is a primer that explores everything from basic kitchen skills to elements of chemistry, history, and culture. Ages 10–up.


Math in Nature concludes with Shaping Up Summer by Lizann Flatt, illus. by Ashley Barron (Mar. 18, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1926973876), ages 5–7.

Pajama Press

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Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That by Victoria Allenby, illus. by Tara Anderson (Mar. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1927485521). Nat the cat can sleep in, under, or sprawled across anything. Ages 2–6.

Tweezle into Everything by Stephanie McLellan, illus. by Dean Griffiths (Feb. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1927485477). Tweezle shows his family he’s a big boy by helping a friend in need. Ages 3–7.

Cat Champions: Caring for Our Feline Friends by Rob Laidlaw (Mar. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1927485316) introduces kids who are helping domestic and feral cats by volunteering at shelters, fostering kittens, and raising awareness about cats who need help. Ages 8–12.

One Step at a Time: A Vietnamese Child Finds Her Way by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch (Apr. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1927485026). Tuyet, newly adopted from war-torn Vietnam, faces her fear of hospitals for a life-changing procedure. Ages 8–12.

The Stowaways by Meghan Marentette, illus. by Dean Griffiths (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1927485330) follows the exploits of a family of adventurous mice. Ages 8–12.

Graffiti Knight by Karen Bass (Mar. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1927485538). A teenager in post-war Eastern Germany finds a dangerous way to express himself. Ages 12–up.

Moon at Nine by Deborah Ellis (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1927485576) relates the struggles of Iranian teenagers Farrin and Sadira, who are accused of being gay and thrown in prison. Ages 13–up.

Pan Macmillan

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A Patch of Black by Rachel Rooney, illus. by Deborah Allwright (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0230714434). Imagination turns a patch of nighttime sky into various things in this bedtime book. Up to age 5.

London for Children by Matteo Pericoli (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1447213130). This adaptation of Pericoli’s London Unfurled presents a timeline style history of the city. Ages 3–up.

Puppy Party by Anna Wilson (May 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0330518819). Summer has two weeks to plan a surprise party for her glamorous older sister April—and her dog, Honey. Ages 7–9.

Poo! What Is That Smell?: Everything You Ever Needed to Know About the Five Senses by Glenn Murphy, illus. by Lorna Murphy (May 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0330538527) provides lighthearted look at the five senses. Ages 7–9.

Space: The Whole Whizz-Bang Story by Glenn Murphy (May 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1447226239) contains information, games, and puzzles about outer space. Ages 7–9.

Monkey Business by Anna Wilson (Apr. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0330509282). Felix and Flo plan to adopt an exotic animal over the Internet. Ages 7–9.

The Fairy Doll: & Other Tales from the Dolls’ House by Rumer Godden, foreword by Jacqueline Wilson, illus. by Jane Ray (May 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0330535748) collects seven stories that explore the secret lives of dolls. Ages 8–12.

Call Down Thunder by Daniel Finn (May 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0330477574). A brother must protect his sister, who can hear voices, when they search for the mother who abandoned them. Ages 12–up.

Forget Me Never by Gina Blaxill (June 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1447208068). The police think Danielle’s death after a fall was a suicide, but her cousin Sophie—and some compelling evidence—say otherwise. Ages 12–up.

Saving Silence by Gina Blaxill (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1447208846) is a thriller about a new kid at school and the people who want him dead. Ages 12–up.


The Pooch Parlour by Anna Wilson launches with The Poodle Problem (June 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0330545273) and The Dotty Dalmatian (Apr. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0330545280), ages 7–9. Supergeek! by Glenn Murphy greets Dinosaurs, Brains and Supertrains (Apr. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1447227168) and Supergeek! Robots, Space and Furry Animals (June 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1447227328), ages 9–12.


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Rio welcomes Snakes Alive! (Mar. 11, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1597075084; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1597075077) and The Creature From Blu’s Lagoon (July 15, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1597077286; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1597077279) by Stefan Petrucha and James Silvani, ages 4–12. Dinosaurs welcomes Bite of the Allosaurus by Arnaud Plumeri, illus. by Bloz (Apr. 29, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1597075152), ages 6–11. New to Lego Ninjago is The Phantom Ninja by Greg Farshtey and Jolyon Yates (May 20, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1597077194; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1597077187), ages 6–11. The Garfield Show greets Long Lost Lyman by Jim Davis and Cedric Michiels (Apr. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1597075121; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1597075114), ages 6–11. Disney Fairies continues with Tinker Bell and Blaze by Tea Orsi and Carlo Panaro, illus. by Manuela Razzi, Marina Braggio, and Roberta Zanotta (Apr. 8, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1597074896 paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1597074889) and Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings by Tea Orsi, illus. by Antonello Dalena and Manuela Razzi (July 22, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1597077309; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1597077293), ages 6–11.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers starts off with Rita Repulsa’s Attitude Adjustment by Stefan Petrucha, illus. by PH Marcondes (June 3, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1597076975; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1597076968), ages 6–12. Launching Lego Legends of Chima is Lego Legends of Chima #1by Yannick Grotholt, illus. by Comicon (May 6, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1629910734; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1629910727), ages 6–12. Toto Trouble begins with Back to Crass by Thierry Copee (May 27, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1597077774; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1597077262), ages 7–9.

Ariol offers A Beautiful Cow by Emmanuel Guibert, illus. by Marc Boutavant (Apr. 15, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1597075138), ages 7–10. Thea Stilton is back in The Treasure of the Viking Ship by Thea Stilton (Apr. 22, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1597075145), ages 7–11. Geronimo Stilton rolls along with The First Mouse on the Moon by Geronimo Stilton (June 24, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1597077316), ages 7–11. The Smurfs star in The Strange Awakening of Lazy Smurf (Mar. 25, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1597075107; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1597075091) and The Finance Smurf by Peyo (July 1, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1597077255; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1597077248) by Peyo, ages 7–12. Joining Dance Class is School Night Fever by Beka, illus. by Crip (Feb. 25, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1597075046), ages 7–12. Benny Breakiron adds Uncle Placid by Peyo and Yvan Delporte, illus. by Peyo, Will Maltaite, and François Walthéry (May 13, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1597077170), ages 7–12.

Annoying Orange gains Transfarmers Fruit Processors in Disguise! by Scott Shaw! and Mike Kazaleh (Apr. 8, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-1597075039; paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1597075022), ages 8–12. The Nancy Drew Diaries kicks off with The Nancy Drew Diaries #1 (Feb. 11, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1597075015) and The Nancy Drew Diaries #2 (July 29, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1597077781) by Stefan Petrucha, illus. by Sho Murase, ages 8–12. Classics Illustrated Deluxe grows with The Sea-Wolf by Jack London, adapted by Riff Reb’s (Mar. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1597074018; paper, $13.99, ISBN 978-1597073806), ages 8–13. And Classics Illustrated greets The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, adapted by Michael Ploog (June 10, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1597077231), ages 10–15.


Fletcher’s Big Show by Julia Rawlinson, illus. by Tiphanie Beek (Feb. 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472337658). Rabbit is sad because she can’t make a sound, but Fletcher has an idea to help his friend. All ages.


Joining Little Learners are Spots and Dots: First Patterns Play Book (Feb. 12, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1472339539), Cow Says Moo!: Noisy Animal Play Book (Feb. 12, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1472339522), and Jiggly Giraffe Little Learners Boxed Set (Feb. 12, novelty, $14.99, ISBN 978-1472339768), all ages. Margaret Wise Brown Picturebooks adds Wish Upon a Dream by Margaret Wise Brown (Apr. 18, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472345318), all ages. Little Learners Finger Puppets issues Bingo Was His Name! (May 30, hardcover, $5.99, ISBN 978-1472358141), Hey Diddle Diddle (May 30, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1472358158), and Humpty Dumpty (May 30, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1472358165), up to age 3. Meadowside Picture Books adds Anthony and the Ants by Gemma Raynor (May 2, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472346025), The Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat, illus. by Charlotte Cooke (May 2, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472346049), Three Little Dinosaurs to the Rescue by Charles Fuge (May 2, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472346056), and The Sleepy Train by Mark Marshall (May 2, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472346032), ages 2–up. New Disney Turn-Over Tales are 101 Dalmatians and Lady & the Tramp (May 2, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1472341525), The Lion King and The Jungle Book (May 2, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1472341532), Mickey Mouse (May 2, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1472341556), and Minnie Mouse (May 2, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1472341563), ages 3–up. Disney Purse Books rolls along with Aladdin Purse Book (Apr. 18, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472345370) and Jungle Book Purse Book (Apr. 18, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472345387), ages 3–up. Nickelodeon Dora the Explorer presents I Love School (May 2, kit, $12.99, ISBN 978-1472346261), Tea Party in Wonderland (Apr. 11, kit, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472330772), and It’s Sharing Day (Apr. 18, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1472355577), ages 3–up.

Classic Stories gains Black Beauty by Anna Sewell (Mar. 7, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472352026), The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Mar. 7, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472352040), The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (Mar. 7, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472352033), and Alice in Wonderland (Mar. 7, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472352019), ages 3–up. Barbie greets Barbie on the Pink Carpet (Apr. 11, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-1472337733), ages 5–up. Discovery Kids adds 1000 Awesome Gross Disgusting Facts (May 9, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1472346452) and 1000 Strange But True Amazing Animal Facts (May 9, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1472346469), ages 5–up. Disney Big Book of Fun continues with Disney Jr. Big Book of Fun (Mar. 14, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1472341518), Boys’ Big Book of Fun (Mar. 14, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1472341495), and Girls’ Big Book of Fun (Mar. 14, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1472341501), ages 5–up. Disney Book of Secrets welcomes Disney Planes Fire & Rescue Book of Secrets (June 20, hardcover, $5.99, ISBN 978-1472359926), ages 5–up. Monster High gains Ghoul’s Night Out (Apr. 18, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1472354174), ages 5–up, and Monster High Annual 2015 (June 20, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472360588), ages 6–up. Glitterbelle launches with Untitled (June 20, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1472349255), ages 6–up.


Churchill’s Tale of Tails by Anca Sandu (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1561457380). Churchill the pig couldn’t be prouder of his perfect tail—until one day, it goes missing. Ages 4–8.

Beneath the Sun by Melissa Stewart, illus. by Constance Bergum (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1561457335). This tour of a variety of habitats offers glimpses of animals as they live out the hot season. Ages 4–8.

Lost for Words by Natalie Russell (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1561457397). Tapir wants to express himself, but can’t find the words to write. Then, he tries drawing. Ages 4–8.


About Habitats greets Forests by Cathryn Sill, illus. by John Sill (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1561457342), ages 3–7. Claude is back in Claude at the Beach by Alex T. Smith (Apr. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1561457038), ages 7–9. And Charlie Bumpers returns in Charlie Bumpers vs. the Really Nice Gnome by Bill Harley, illus. by Adam Gustavson (Mar. 1, hardcover, $13.95, ISBN 978-1561457403), ages 7–10.


Ten Texas Babies by David Davis, illus. by Shelley Jackson and Jeff Crosby (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1455618743). In this counting book, 10 Texas babies mosey into town, and each one gets into mischief. Ages 3–8.

Lewis Tewanima: Born to Run by Sharon K. Solomon, illus. by Lisa Fields (Feb. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1455619412) is a biography of the 1912 Olympic silver medalist, who as a boy was forced into a government boarding school and turned to running as a way to stay connected to his Hopi tribe. Ages 3–8.

Cinderellaphant by Dianne de Las Casas, illus. by Stefan Jolet (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1455619009) recasts the Cinderella fairytale with a pachyderm protagonist and a zebra prince. Ages 3–8.

Runaway Beignet by Connie Collins Morgan, illus. by Herb Leonhard, (Feb. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1455619122). A baker gets his wish when he sprinkles magic sugar on a beignet and it comes to life. Ages 5–up.

Until Daddy Comes Home by Gary Metivier, illus. by Robert Rath (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1455618903). Ashley misses her father terribly but knows that he is gone for an important reason: to protect the U.S. Ages 5–8.

Cool Kids Cook: Fresh & Fit by Kid Chef Eliana and Dianne de Las Casas, illus. by Soleil Lisette (Feb. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1455618927). Teen author Eliana provides easy, nutritious recipes that kids can cook for themselves. Ages 8–12.

Hurricane Boy by Laura Roach Dragon (Mar. 1, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1455619160). During Hurricane Katrina, Hollis discovers what family means and finds his own inner strength. Ages 8–12.


How the West Was Drawn adds Women’s Art by Linda Osmundson (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1455618781), all ages.


The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing by Sheila Turnage (Feb. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803736719). Desperado Detective Agency (aka Mo and Dale) opens a paranormal division to solve the mystery of a local ghost’s identity. Ages 10–up.

The Forbidden Library by Django Wexler (Apr. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803739758). When a talking cat sneaks Alice into her uncle Geryon’s forbidden library and introduces her to a boy who dares her to open a book, Alice finds herself inside the book. Ages 10–up.

Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano (Mar. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803739260). Nearly Boswell reads a personal ad that gives her a particularly bad feeling—then her classmates start dying. The cryptic ads keep coming and it’s up to Nearly to solve them. Ages 14–up.


No Safety in Numbers greets No Dawn Without Darkness by Dayna Lorentz (July 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803738751), ages 8–12. The Art of Wishing adds The Fourth Wish by Lindsay Ribar (July 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803738287), ages 12–up.


3-2-1 Circus! (June 12, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0803739345) and Early Rider (June 12, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0803739338) by William Wegman are concept books about counting and vehicles, illustrated with photographs and drawings. Up to age 2.

Extraordinary Jane by Hannah E. Harrison (Feb. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803739147). Jane is an ordinary dog in an extraordinary circus. Is she really meant for this kind of life? Ages 3–5.

I Am Cow, Hear Me Moo! by Jill Esbaum, illus. by Gus Gordon (May 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803735248). Nadine’s pals call her bluff when she boasts that she is not afraid of anything. Ages 3–5.

Knuckleball Ned by R.A. Dickey, illus. by Tim Bowers (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803740389). When the bullying Foul Ball Gang does something particularly dastardly to another student, it’s up to Ned to come to the rescue with his unique abilities. Ages 3–5.

Underpants Dance by Marlena Zapf, illus. by Lynne Avril (Apr. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803735392). Lily loves to show off her fancy panties, horrifying her big sister. Ages 3–5.

Sprout Helps Out by Rosie Winstead (Mar. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803730724). Sprout’s efforts to help are often messy, but always appreciated. Ages 3–5.

Thank You, Octopus by Darren Farrell (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803734388). In this bedtime story, Octopus helps his human buddy get ready to turn in. Ages 3–5.

Runaway Tomato by Kim Cooley Reeder, illus. by Lincoln Agnew (June 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803736948). When a giant tomato breaks loose, it takes every tractor, fire engine, and helicopter to stop it. Ages 3–5.

How to Cheer Up Dad by Fred Koehler (Mar. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803739222). When his father is having a bad day, Little Jumbo decides to help using some of his—ahem, his father’s—favorite things. Ages 3–5.

Maggi and Milo by Juli Brenning, illus. by Priscilla Burris (Apr. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737952). Maggi gets a book about frogs from her grandmother and takes her dog, Milo, on a frog-hunting adventure. Ages 3–5.

Three Bears in a Boat by David Soman (May 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803739932). Three ursine siblings accidentally break their mother’s favorite blue shell and set out to find her a new one. Ages 3–5.

Betty Bunny Wants a Goal by Michael Kaplan, illus. by Stephane Jorisch (Mar. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803738591). Betty wants to give up soccer when she doesn’t score goals right away. Ages 3–5.

Big Bad Baby by Bruce Hale, illus. by Steve Breen (June 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803735859) is a tale of what happens when baby gets cranky. Ages 3–5.

Turtle Island by Kevin Sherry (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803733916). Turtle is all alone in the ocean until four shipwrecked folks—a bear, an owl, a frog, and a cat—climb to safety on his shell. Ages 3–5.

A Mom for Umande by Maria Faulconer, illus. by Susan Kathleen Hartung (Apr. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737624) is the true story of how a baby gorilla found love in the arms of a surrogate mother. Ages 4–8.

Bruno & Lulu’s Playground Adventures by Patricia Lakin, illus. by Kirstie Edmunds (Apr. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803735538). In two short episodes, readers discover why Bruno and Lulu’s different personalities help them become even better friends. Ages 5–7.

Voices from the Oregon Trail by Kay Winters, illus. by Larry Day (Feb. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803737754). This historical picture book presents profiles pioneers who journeyed on the Oregon Trail in 1848. Ages 7–9.

Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald (Mar. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803740013). When she spills a bottle of rubbing alcohol on her late grandfather’s painting, 13-year old Theodora Tenpenny wipes it off and discovers what seems to be an old masterpiece underneath. Ages 8–12.

The Junction of Sunshine and Lucky by Holly Schindler (Feb. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803737259). Auggie Jones and her grandfather, a trash hauler, try to spruce up their home in a poor part of town with found art, and change some people’s perception of beauty in the process. Ages 8–12.

Ice Whale by Jean Craighead George, illus. by John Hendrix (Apr. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803737457). This posthumous novel about a generations-deep curse on the Eskimo involving an ice whale is told in alternating voices, both human and whale. Ages 9–11.

Curiosity by Gary Blackwood (Apr. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803739246). In 1835 Philadelphia, 12-year-old chess prodigy Rufus is recruited by a shady showman named Maelzel to secretly operate a mechanical chess player called the Turk. Ages 9–11.

Poem Depot: Aisles of Smiles by Douglas Florian (Feb. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803740426) is an illustrated collection of lighthearted poems containing everything from limericks to free verse. Ages 9–11.

Gabe & Izzy: Speaking Up for America’s Bullied by Gabrielle Ford (Mar. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803740624) relates the true story of a young woman who was bullied in middle school because of a degenerative muscular disease, and how her strong bond with her dog helped her become an anti-bullying advocate. Ages 9–up.

Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803740518). When her sister gets engaged to an insufferable guy, Josie sees it as the mistake of a lifetime. Ages 12–up.

The End or Something Like That by Ann Dee Ellis (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803737396). On the day before the one-year anniversary of her best friend’s death, Emmy is visited by ghosts and starts coming to terms with her past. Ages 12–up.

Landry Park by Bethany Hagen (Feb. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803739482). In a future United States, a privileged girl’s world is turned upside down when she discovers the devastating consequences her lifestyle is having on those less fortunate. Ages 12–up.

What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick (Apr. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803739093). In this romance, Gwen spends the summer in her idyllic island town unraveling family secrets. Ages 14–up.


Ladybug Girl stars in Ladybug Girl Says Good Night by David Soman and Jacky Davis (Mar. 13, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0803738935), ages 2–4. Caterina is back in Caterina and the Lemonade Stand by Erin Eitter Kono (May 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803739031), ages 3–5. Ordinary People Change the World continues with I Am Rosa Parks by Brad Meltzer, illus. by Christopher Eliopoulos (June 17, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0803740853), ages 3–5. A 14 Day Mystery gains Ollie and the Science of Treasure Hunting by Erin Dionne (July 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803738720), ages 10–up. New to Bot Wars is The Meta-Rise by J.V. Kade (July 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803738614), ages 10–up. The Books of Elsewhere wraps up with Still Life by Jacqueline West, illus. by Poly Bernatene (July 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0803736917), ages 10–up. The Slayer Chronicles concludes with Third Strike by Heather Brewer (Feb. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803737853), ages 10–up. Obsidian Mirror continues with The Slanted Worlds by Catherine Fisher (Mar. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0803739703), ages 12–up.


Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek by Maya Van Wagenen (Apr. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0525426813). Stuck near the bottom of the social ladder, this teen author decided to begin a social experiment: spend the school year following a 1950s popularity guide. She shares her experiences in this memoir. Ages 12–up.

Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith (Feb. 11, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0525426035). Sixteen-year-old Austin and his best friend accidently unleash an unstoppable army of horny, hungry, six-foot-tall praying mantises on their Iowa hometown. Ages 14–up.

Inland by Kat Rosenfield (June 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0525426486). After nine years living far from the sea where her mother drowned, Callie and her father are returning to the coast—and something waits for Callie in the water. Ages 14–up.

Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour (May 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0525425885). Young set designer Emi discovers a mysterious letter at the estate sale of Hollywood royalty that she hopes will introduce some intrigue and romance into her life. Ages 14–up.


Life of Ty offers The Life of Ty: Non-Random Acts of Kindness by Lauren Myracle, illus. by Jed Henry (Apr. 3, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0525422662), ages 6–9.

Penguin/Grosset & Dunlap

Just Jake #1 by Jake Marcionette, illus. by Victor Rivas Villa (Feb. 4, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-0448466927) begins a new series by a 13-year-old author about the challenges and joys of find your way in a new school. Ages 8–12.

The Night Before College by Sonya Sones and Ava Tramer, illus. by Mar Dalton (Apr. 22, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0448461472) takes a look back at all the stops on the route to college, including touring campuses, prepping for SATs, and getting the thumbs-up-or-down news. Ages 17–up.


Sassy, illus. by Dave Aikins, rolls along with Baby’s Busy Year: A Book of Seasons (May 15, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448481470), Bedtime for Baby (May 15, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0448481487), Baby’s First Words (May 15, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0448481494), and Zoom!: Things That Go (May 15, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448481463), up to age 2.

Angelina Ballerina welcomes Angelina and the Easter Bonnet (Feb. 6, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448480114), ages 3–5. Max & Ruby star in Ruby’s Beauty Day (May 29, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448481425) and Max to the Rescue (May 29, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448481418), ages 3–5. Strawberry Shortcake returns in Puppy Love! by Amy Ackelsberg (May 29, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448481500), Gymnastics Fun by Mickie Matheis (Mar. 20, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448467504), and Strawberry Shortcake’s Easter Egg Hunt, illus. by Laura Thomas (Feb. 6, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448480169), ages 3–5.

Penguin Core Concepts marches forward with Pins and Needles by Stephen Krensky, illus. by Kristyna Litten (June 26, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0448478371; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448462097) and Bizz and Buzz Make Honey Buns by Dee Leone (June 26, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0448479286; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448479279), ages 5–6; and George Ferris, What a Wheel! by Barbara Lowell, illus. by Jerry Hoare (June 26, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0448479262; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448479255), and Foreman Farley Has a Backhoe by Jenny Goebel, illus. by Sebastiaan Van Doninck (June 26, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0448478388; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448463988), ages 5–8.

Bookmarks Are People Too! (Feb. 6, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0448482392; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448479972) and A Short Tale About a Long Dog (Feb. 6, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0448482408) by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver, illus. by Scott Garrett, launch the Here’s Hank series starring Winkler and Oliver’s Hank Zipzer as a second grader; ages 6–8. Nice Snowing You! (Feb. 6, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448464466) and Go Fetch! (July 10, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448480947) by Nancy Krulik, illus. by Sebastien Braun, join Magic Bone. New Magic Kitten titles are A Puzzle of Paws (May 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448467955), Picture Perfect (May 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448467962), and A Splash of Forever (May 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448467979) by Sue Bentley, illus. by Angela Swan and Andrew Farley, ages 6–8. Magic Puppy by Sue Bentley, illus. by Angela Swan and Andrew Farley, continues with Sparkling Skates (May 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448467986) and The Perfect Secret (May 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448467993), ages 6–8.

Agatha Girl of Mystery by Steve Stevenson, illus. by Stefano Turconi, greets The Eiffel Tower Incident (Mar. 13, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448462233) and The Treasure of the Bermuda Triangle (July 10, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448462240), ages 7–9. George Brown, Class Clown stars in Lice Check by Nancy Krulik, illus. by Aaron Blecha (Feb. 20, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448461120), ages 7–9. Recipe for Adventure by Giada De Laurentiis, illus. by Francesca Gambatesa, sails along with New Orleans! (June 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0448480497; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448462592), ages 7–9. The Whodunit Agency kicks off with The Diamond Mystery (July 31, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0448480671) and The Hotel Mystery (July 31, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0448480695; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448480688) by Martin Widmark, illus. by Helena Willis, ages 7–9.

Almost Identical adds Twice as Nice by Lin Oliver (July 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0448464480; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448464473), ages 8–12. I Heart Band introduces Sleepovers, Solos, and Sheet Music by Michelle Schusterman and Genevieve Kote (May 15, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448456850), ages 8–12. Skylanders Universe continues with Mask of Power: Lightning Rod Faces the Cyclops Queen (June 26, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448480381), Skylanders Swap Force: Master Eon’s Official Guide (June 26, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0448480602), Ultimate Search and Find (Feb. 20, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448480596), and Book of Elements: Life and Undead (Feb. 20, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448480466), ages 8–12. The Treasure Chest reveals Amelia Earhart: Lady Lindy by Ann Hood, illus. by Denis Zilber (Mar. 11, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0448457413; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448457314) and Leonardo da Vinci: Renaissance Master by Ann Hood, illus. by Denis Zilber (July 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0448467689; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0448467696), ages 8–12.What Was…? gains What Was Pompeii? by Jim O’Connor, illus. by Fred Harper and John Hinderliter (Mar. 13, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448479071), What Is the Statue of Liberty? by Joan Holub, illus. by Scott Anderson and John Hinderliter (May 29, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448479170), What Was Ellis Island? by Patricia Brennan Demuth, illus. by Kevin McVeigh and David Groff (Mar. 13, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448479156), and What Is the Panama Canal? by Janet Pascal, illus. by Tim Foley and Fred Harper (June 26, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0448478999), ages 8–12. Who Was…? grows with 10 new titles, including Who Were the Wright Brothers? by Jim Buckley (May 1, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448479514), Who Was Clara Barton? by Stephanie Spinner (July 10, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448479538), Who Was Ulysses S. Grant? by Megan Stine, illus. by Nancy Harrison and Mark Edward Geyer (June 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448478944), and Who Was Louis Braille? by Margaret Frith, illus. by Robert Squier and Scott Anderson (Mar. 13, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0448479033), ages 8–12.


Little Poems for Tiny Ears by Lin Oliver, illus. by Tomie dePaola (Feb. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399166051) is a collection of original poems for babies and toddlers. Up to age 2.

When an Alien Meets a Swamp Monster by Cornelius Van Wright (Feb. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399256233). When Alik and Boi venture into parts unknown and meet up, they aren’t so sure about each other, but soon realize they actually have a lot in common. Ages 3–5.

Jake at Gymnastics by Rachel Isa-dora (June 12, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0399160486). Jake loves to go to his gymnastics class. Ages 3–5.

Maple by Lori Nichols (Feb. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399160851). When Maple is tiny, her parents plant a maple tree in her honor. She and her tree grow up enjoying the changing seasons together. Ages 3–5.

Me First by Max Kornell (May 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399159978). For Hal and Martha, it’s all about outdoing each other. But what happens when being first is suddenly not so much fun? Ages 5–8.

The Baby Tree by Sophie Blackall (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399257186). This book addresses the basics of reproduction in an age-appropriate way. Ages 5–8.

A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399257100). Veda lives for dance, so her dreams are dashed when she’s injured in an accident. Ages 12–up.


Slated rolls on with Shattered by Teri Terry (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399161742), ages 12–up.

Penguin Young Readers


Penguin Young Readers L1 grows with Do You Like These Boots? by David Soman and Jacky Davis (Mar. 20, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0448465043) and Clara and Clem Under the Sea by Ethan Long (May 29, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0448478135; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0448478128), ages 5–6. Penguin Young Readers L2 gains Miss Bindergarten and the Best Friends by Joseph Slate, illus. by Ashley Wolff (May 29, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0803739895) and Chip Wants a Dog by William Wegman (Mar. 20, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0803739352), ages 6–7. And Cork and Fuzz are back in Wait a Minute by Dori Chaconas, illus. by Lisa McCue (Mar. 6, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0670014811), ages 6–8.


Hopper and Wilson Fetch a Star by Maria van Lieshout (Apr. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399257728). Hopper and Wilson fill their airplane with lemonade and soar into the night sky to find the perfect star for a night light. Ages 5–8.

Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff (June 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399164057). Albie’s new babysitter helps him figure out all of the things he is good at, and how he can take pride in himself. Ages 8–12.

Chasing the Milky Way by Erin Moulton (June 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399164491) is a story about the way a mother’s mental illness affects her children. Ages 8–12.

The Nethergrim by Matthew Jobin (Apr. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399159985) launches a fantasy series in which Edmund and his friends must battle the evil Nethergrim in order to find and save Edmund’s missing little brother. Ages 10–up.

The Inventor’s Secret by Andrea Cremer (Apr. 22, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0399159626). In an alternate world filled with airships, industrial Ferris wheels, and mechanical devices, Charlotte and her fellow refugees scrape out an existence on the edge of Britain’s brutal empire. Ages 12–up.

Guardian by Alex London (May 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399165764). An assassination attempt is made on Syd’s life in this sequel to sci-fi thriller Proxy. Ages 12–up.


Millie Fierce stars in Millie Fierce Sleeps Out by Jane Manning (May 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399160936), ages 3–5. The Hueys return in None the Number by Oliver Jeffers (July 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399257698), ages 3–5. Brotherband Chronicles adds Slaves of Socorro by John A. Flanagan (June 17, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0399163555), ages 10–up. Super Human welcomes Hunter by Michael Carroll (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399163678), ages 12–up. Secrets of the Eternal Rose comes to a close with Starling by Fiona Paul (Mar. 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399257278), ages 14–up.


Poptopics welcomes Wild West (Feb. 20, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0448480473) and Scary Monsters (Feb. 20, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0448480480) by Tracey West, ages 8–12.

Penguin/Price Stern Sloan

R Is for Robot: A Noisy Alphabet by Adam Watkins (June 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0843172379). Robots are building the alphabet in this ABC book. Ages 3–5.

Shapes (Feb. 20, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-0843172409) and Colors (Feb. 20, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-0843172423) by Sophie Pelham. Two novelty concept books. Ages 3–5.


Adventure Time presents Epic Tales from Adventure Time: Queen of Rogues (June 26, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0843180350) and Epic Tales from Adventure Time: The Untamed Scoundrel (June 26, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0843180329) by T.T. MacDangereuse, illus. by Christopher Houghton; and BMO’s Character File (Mar. 20, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0843180121), and Marceline’s World of Vampireness (June 26, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0843180336), ages 8–12.

Archie Comics adds Kevin Keller Mad Libs (Apr. 17, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0843180046), ages 8–12. New Mad Libs titles by Roger Price and Leonard Stern are Luck of the Mad Libs by Leonard Stern and Roger Price (Feb. 6, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0843180053), Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Mad Libs Party Kit (Feb. 20, kit, $12.99, ISBN 978-0843180282), The Amazing World of Gumball Mad Libs (May 29, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0843179996), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mad Libs (June 26, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0843182354), and Annie Mad Libs by Brian Clark (Apr. 3, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0843180503), ages 8–12. Regular Show greets Benson’s Big Book of Freak-Outs by Max Brallier (June 26, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0843180534), Tales from Regular Show by Jake Black (June 26, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0843180527), Employee Handbook by Christa Roberts (Feb. 6, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0843177435), Game Night! Quips’s Book of Quizzes, Puzzles, and Games! by Brandon Snider (June 26, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0843182484), and Regular Show Mad Libs by Roger Price and Leonard Stern (Feb. 6, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0843176209), ages 8–12. The Amazing World of Gumball grows with Totally Top Secret Quiz and Activity Book (May 29, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0843182477) and The Official Elmore Junior High School Yearbook (May 29, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0843180497) by Jake Black and Mayhem Manual by Mark Shulman (May 29, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0843180473), ages 8–12.


The Truth About Poop and Pee: All the Facts on the Ins and Outs of Bodily Functions by Susan Goodman, illus. by Elwood Smith (Mar. 6, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0147510372) includes details about what amazing things happen in digestive tracts. Ages 8–up.

Gabe & Izzy: Standing Up for America’s Bullied by Gabrielle Ford (Mar. 13, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0147509949). A girl becomes an anti-bullying advocate. Simultaneous paperback release with Penguin/Dial hardcover of the same name. Ages 9–up.


Vet Volunteers issues Treading Water by Laurie Halse Anderson (Apr. 17, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0142416785), ages 10–up.


Oliver’s Tree by Kit Chase (Mar. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399257001). Oliver, Charlie and Lulu love to play hide-and-seek, but it’s not fair for Oliver when his friends hide in the trees—he can’t reach them there. Ages 3–5.

Ninja Red Riding Hood by Corey Rosen Schwartz, illus. by Dan Santat (July 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399163548). A wolf perfects his katas at ninja school and thinks he’s ready to take on Red Riding Hood and her grandmother. Ages 3–5.

Cat Napped by Leeza Hernandez (June 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0399164385). A kind neighbor, a few “Lost Kitty” posters, and the folks at the animal shelter help reunite a lost kitty with her owner. Ages 3–5.

Cuckoo! by Fiona Roberton (Feb. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399164972). When Cuckoo’s brothers and sisters start to sing out Too-too-tweet!, Cuckoo instead chirps: Cuckoo! And no one can understand him. Ages 3–5.

Little Roja Riding Hood by Susan Middleton Elya, illus. by Susan Guevara (Apr. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399247675) is a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood with accessible Spanish rhymes and cultural details throughout. Ages 5–8.

Goldi Rocks & the Three Bears by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Beth Coulton, illus. by Nathan Wragg (Feb. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399256851). The three bears need a new singer to make their sound just right. Could Goldi be the key? Ages 5–8.

The Soccer Fence: A Story of Friendship, Hope, and Apartheid in South Africa by Phil Bildner, illus. by Jesse Joshua Watson (Mar. 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399247903). Hector dreamed of playing on the real soccer pitch with the boys on the other side of town, but apartheid made that impossible. When he saw black and white South African players on the field together, Hector knew his dream could come true. Ages 6–8.

All Four Stars by Tara Dairman (July 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399162527). After a crème brulee accident, budding gourmet chef Gladys is cut off from the kitchen (and her allowance). Ages 8–12.

What the Moon Said by Gayle Rosengren (Feb. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399163524). When the Depression takes her father’s job and her family moves from the city to a rundown farm, Esther sees it as an exciting chance to be a pioneer. Ages 8–12.

Why Fish Fart: Gross but True Things You’ll Wish You Didn’t Know by Francesca Gould, illus. by JP Coovert (June 12, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0399165986) is adapted from Gould’s adult book of the same title. Ages 8–12.

Saving Baby Doe by Danette Vigilante (Mar. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399251603). Lionel and his best friend, Anisa, make a startling discovery while taking a shortcut home—a baby abandoned in a port-a-potty. Ages 10–up.

The Secret Hum of a Daisy by Tracy Holczer (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399163937). After her mother’s sudden death, Grace is forced to live with a grandmother she’s never met, then finds clues in a mysterious treasure hunt just like the ones her mother used to send her on. Ages 10–up.

Dreamwood by Heather Mackey (June 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399250675). Lucy runs away from boarding school to look for her father, a researcher of the supernatural who has gone missing. Ages 10–up.

Conversion by Katherine Howe (July 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0399167775). A mysterious illness is attacking a clique of senior girls at St. Joan’s Academy. Ages 12–up.

Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins (Apr. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399256936). Harper learns that she’s a Paladin, one of an ancient line of guardians with super strength and lethal fighting instincts. Ages 12–up.

The Well’s End by Seth Fishman (Feb. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399159909). Mia needs to uncover the truth about her father’s secretive government work at Fenton Electronics before their entire small town succumbs to a strange illness. Ages 12–up.

Scan by Walter Jury and S.E. Fine (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399160653). Tate is on the run from aliens who look just like humans in this adventure thriller. Ages 12–up.

Pointe by Brandy Colbert (Apr. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399160349). Theo starts reliving memories of her best friend’s abduction when he returns home following four long years with his abductor. Ages 14–up.


Princess Posey, First Grader returns in Princess Posey and the First-Grade Boys by Stephanie Greene, illus. by Stephanie Roth Sisson (June 26, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0399163647), ages 5–8. P.K. Pinkerton is back in P.K. Pinkerton and the Pistol-Packing Widows by Caroline Lawrence (Mar. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399256356), ages 8–12. The Chronicles of Egg continue with Blue Sea Burning by Geoff Rodkey (Apr. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0399257872, ages 10–up. Exposure by Kathy Reichs and Brendan Reichs (Mar. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1595145307), joins Virals, ages 10–up. Black City wraps up with Wings by Elizabeth Richards (June 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399159459), ages 14–up. Cold City continues with Embers & Ash by T.M. Goeglein (July 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0399257223), ages 14–up.


Space Rocks! by Tom O’Donnell (Feb. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1595147134). This series starter chronicles the intergalactic adventures of four kids abandoned on an asteroid, as told by their savior: a five-eyed alien named Chorkle. Ages 8–12.

Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of Spiff by Robert Paul Weston (Feb. 6, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1595145741). Prince Puggly of the muddy, unfashionable Kingdom of Spud is surprised when he receives an invitation to a lavish ball in the far more chic Kingdom of Spiff. Ages 8–12.

By the Grace of Todd by Louise Galveston (Feb. 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1595146779). Super-slob Todd has left a dirty, smelly sock under his bed for so many months that he’s created life through sheer grossness. Ages 8–12.

Nightingale’s Nest by Nikki Loftin (Feb. 20, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1595145468). While 12-year-old John is clearing brush for wealthy Mr. King, he discoveres and befriends a mysterious girl. Ages 8–12.

Nameless: A Tale of Beauty and Madness (Feb. 6, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1595146182) and Wayfarer: A Tale of Beauty and Madness (Mar. 6, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1595146205) by Lili St. Crow launch a series that gives a paranormal twist to such tales as Snow White and Cinderella. Ages 12–up.

Like No Other by Una LaMarche (July 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1595146748). Hasidic good girl Devorah and fun-loving boy Jax, who live across the street from each other in Brooklyn, become trapped in an elevator together during a hurricane. Ages 12–up.

Tsarina by J. Nelle Patrick (Feb. 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1595146939). Natalya has a dangerous secret—she has laid eyes on the hidden Constellation Egg, which holds a power so great it protects the tsar and the one he loves. Ages 12–up.

End Times by Anna Schumacher (May 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1595147486). In this inaugural title in a new series, Daphne finds oil on her uncle’s Wyoming land and their world is turned upside down. Ages 14–up.

The Lonesome Young by Lucy Connors (Apr. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1595147097) begins a romance series in which the teenage heirs of two bitterly feuding families fall for each other. Ages 14–up.

While You’re Away by Jessa Holbrook (May 20, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1595147325). In the first volume of a new series, Will and Sarah fall in love at first sight, but each already has a significant other. Ages 14–up.

How to Lead a Life of Crime by Kirsten Miller (Feb. 20, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1595146496) features the most exclusive school in New York City, which has been training young criminals for more than a century. Ages 14–up.

The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder (Apr. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1595145147). Best friends Hannah and Zoe flee their disappointing lives and hit the road, searching for something better. Ages 14–up.


The SYLO Chronicles gains Storm by D.J. MacHale (Mar. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1595146670), ages 8–12. The Ultra Violets grows with Lilac Attack! by Sophie Bell (Mar. 25, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1595146489), ages 8–up. Bloodlines rolls on with Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead (July 29, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1595143211), ages 12–up. Earthquake by Aprilynne Pike (July 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1595146526) is new to the Earthbound series, ages 12–up. The Innocents welcomes Summer of the Vanities by Lili Peloquin (June 26, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1595146410), ages 12–up. Joining Variants is Defector by Susanne Winnacker (June 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1595146564), ages 12–up.


Summer Love by Jill Santopolo (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0147510921). The first in a series, this is a personalized romance with 13 possible endings for readers to choose from. Ages 12–up.

Mayday by Jonathan Friesen (Apr. 10, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0142412299). Seventeen-year-old Crow is given a chance to come back to life and make things right, but she won’t come back as herself. Ages 12–up.


Just One More by Jennifer Hansen Rolli (June 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670015634). Ruby wants just one more minute to sleep. Just one more sip of Mom’s cappuccino. Just one more push on the swing. Age 2–4.

Sophie’s Terrible Twos by Rosemary Wells (Feb. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670785124). On Sophie’s second birthday, she wakes up on the wrong side of the crib. But Grandma knows what to do. Ages 2–up.

Following Papa’s Song by Gianna Marino (Apr. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670013159). When it’s time for the whales to migrate north for the summer, Little Blue must listen for Papa’s song in order for them to find their way back together. Ages 3–5.

Boom, Snot, Twitty by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Renata Liwska (Apr. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670785759). Three unlikely friends—a bear, a snail, and a bird, and—have one unusual day. Ages 3–5.

Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too by Anna Dewdney (May 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0670012275). Nelly Gnu is spending the day with her beloved father. Ages 3–5.

Camp Rex by Molly Idle (Apr. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670785735). Cordelia fearlessly sets off for a camping trip with T. Rex in tow. Ages 3–5.

Madeline 75th Anniversary Edition by Ludwig Bemelmans (May 15, hardcover, $25, ISBN 978-0670785407) is a slipcased edition of the original Madeline book; a full-color panoramic pop-up spread of Paris, including Madeline’s home, is included. Ages 3–5.

The Last Wild by Piers Torday (Mar. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670015542). When a flock of talking pigeons and a cockroach help Kester (who doesn’t talk) escape from a home for troubled children, he discovers that he can speak—to the animals. Ages 8–12.

The Glass Sentence by S.E. Grove (June 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0670785025). Thirteen-year-old Sophia lives with her cartologist uncle in a world torn to pieces by the Great Disruption of 1799, when all of the continents were mysteriously thrown into different time periods. Ages 10–up.

The Sound of Letting Go by Stasia Ward Kehoe (Feb. 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0670015535). When Daisy’s parents announce that they’re sending her autistic brother to an institution, she rebels in anger and finds herself falling for two guys. Ages 12–up.

Half Bad by Sally Green (Mar. 4, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0670016785). In the first title of a trilogy set in an alternate present-day England, 15-year-old Nathan discovers he is half white witch and half black witch—and hunted from all sides. Ages 12–up.

Now and Forever by Susane Colasanti (May 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0670014248). Sterling is thrown head-first into the celebrity world when her boyfrend’s band becomes an online sensation. Ages 12–up.

Starbird Murphy and the World Outside by Karen Finneyfrock (June 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0670012763). When Starbird gets her Calling to become a waitress at her commune’s satellite restaurant in Seattle, it means leaving behind the only place she’s ever known. Ages 12–up.

Brazen by Katherine Longshore (June 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0670014019). Anne Boleyn’s younger cousin Mary Howard is married off to King Henry VIII’s illegitimate son, and the new couple tests the boundaries of court’s strict rules. Ages 12–up.

Latitude Zero by Diana Renn (July 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0670015580) is a murder mystery set in the world of competitive cycling and South America. Ages 12–up.


Froggy hops along with Froggy Gets a Doggy by Jonathan London, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz (Feb. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670014286), ages 3–5. EllRay Jakes is back in EllRay Jakes Is Magic by Sally Warner, illus. by Brian Biggs (Mar. 6, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0670785001), ages 6–8. Horrible Harry returns in Horrible Harry and the Hallway Bully by Suzy Kline, illus. by Amy Wummer (May 15, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0670015511), ages 6–8. The Misadventures of Edgar and Allan Poe adds Once Upon a Midnight Eerie by Gordon McAlpine, illus. by Sam Zuppardi (Apr. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0670784936), ages 8–12. The Edge of Nowhere gains The Edge of the Water by Elizabeth George (Mar. 11, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0670012978), ages 12–up.



Peter Rabbit Animation adds The Grumpy Owl (May 29, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0141351742) and Peter on the Go (May 29, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0141351773), ages 3–5. Spot pops up in Spot’s Favorite Colors by Eric Hill (Apr. 17, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0723281689), ages 3–5.

Peter Pauper Press

Not the Quitting Kind by Sarra J. Roth, illus. by Tracy Bishop (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1441314154). A girl tries a variety of activities, but is frustrated when she feels like she fails at all of them. Ages 4–8.



Let’s Play Games by Hervé Tullet bounds ahead with The Ball Game (Feb. 3, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-0714866888), The Eyes Game (Feb. 3, board book, $12.95, ISBN 978-0714866895), and The Game of Mirrors (Feb. 3, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-0714866871), ages 3–5.

Phoenix Yard Books

(Dist. by IPG)

Line of Fire: Diary of an Unknown Soldier by Barroux, trans. by Sarah Ardizzone, introduction by Michael Morpurgo (July 1, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1907912399) is a graphic-novel adaptation of a diary from World War I, which the artist rescued from a Paris rubbish heap. Ages 10–13.


The Monacello Trilogy continues with The Wish-Bringer by Geraldine McCaughrean, illus. by Jana Diemberger (May 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1907912061), ages 9–12.

Pomegranate Kids

When I Am Not Myself by Kathy DeZarn Beynette (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0764966736) pairs poems about animals with paintings and drawings and emphasizes creatures’ interconnectedness. Ages 2–12.

Cobweb Castle by Jan Wahl, illus. by Edward Gorey (Mar. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0764968013) is a reissue of this 1968 title about a grocery clerk wishing for adventure. Ages 3–up.

Portable Press

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Uncle John’s iFlush gains Hunting for Heroes Bathroom Reader for Kids Only! (May 13, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1626860414) and Plunging into Mystery Bathroom Reader for Kids Only! (July 15, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1626860421) by Patrick Merrell, ages 7–11.

powerHouse Books/pow!

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Baby’s First Book Blocks: Boxed Set by Dan Stiles (May 27, board book, $14.95, ISBN 978-1576876848) contains four concept board books that are shaped like blocks. Up to age 3.

U Is for Underwear by Jesse Levison (Mar. 11, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1576876909) is an alphabet book featuring simple graphic illustrations. Ages 2–5.

Who Did It? by Ohara Hale (June 17, board book, $14.95, ISBN 978-1576876817). Four board books in which animals and insects demonstrate bodily noises and functions. Ages 2–5.

Hot Dog, Cold Dog by Frann Preston Gannon (Apr. 29, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1576876794) celebrates dachshunds with rhyming text and illustrations. Ages 3–7.

1 to 20, Animals Aplenty by Katie Viggers (Apr. 8, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1576876800) introduces a menagerie of creatures that help teach readers to count from 1–20. Ages 3–7. )

Big Whoop! by Maxine Lee (July 8, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1576876831). Bored Mr. Fox refuses to be impressed as his friends go to extreme lengths to get him to smile. Ages 6–9.


Art: A World of Words: First Paintings—First Words in 12 Languages by Doris Kutschbach (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-3791371740) is an introduction to art and language featuring some of the world’s most beloved masterpieces. Ages 2–up.

Funny Machines for George the Sheep: A Children’s Book Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci by Geraldine Elschner, illus. by Remi Saillard (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-3791371665) presents the inventions of Leonardo da Vinci and teaches young readers about the painstaking but rewarding art of design and discovery. Ages 4–up.

13 Art Movements Children Should Know by Brad Finger (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-3791371580) spotlights major movements in art history, from Romanesque to Pop art. Ages 8–up.

Princeton Architectural Press


Meet the Artist welcomes Pablo Picasso (Feb. 4, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1616892517) and Alexander Calder (Feb. 4, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1616892258) by Patricia Geis, ages 8–up.


Earth Star by Janet Edwards (Apr. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1616148973) is an SF action-romance that takes a look at the false assumptions people make about others. Ages 12–up.


Everness greets Empress of the Sun by Ian McDonald (Feb. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1616148652), ages 12–up.

QEB Publishing

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Spot the… gains Spot the Robot in Space (Mar. 18, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1609925314) and Spot the Puppy in the City (Mar. 18, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1609925307) by Joelle Dreidemy, ages 4–up. What If a Dinosaur… adds There’s a Triceratops in the Tree House (June 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1609925338) and There’s a Stegosaurus on the Stairs (June 10, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1609925345) by Ruth Symons and Aleksei Bitskoff, ages 4–up. New Animal Diaries are Spider: A Diary Written by Spider (Mar. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1609922528) and Tyrannosaurus Rex: A Diary Written by T-Rex (Mar. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1609922559) by Steve Parker, ages 6–8. 100 Facts welcomes 100 Weirdest Facts Ever by Clive Gifford (June 10, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-1609924645), ages 7–up. Beyond Rubik’s Cube greets How to Invent (May 13, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1609926298) and How Big Is 43 Quintillion? (May 13, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1609926281) by Lynn Huggins-Cooper, ages 7–up. Body Works continues with Brilliant Brain (July 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1609924492) and Gruesome Guts (July 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1609924485) by Anna Claybourne, illus. by Bill Greenhead, ages 7–up.

Joining Craft Smart are Papercraft: Twelve Inspiring Papercraft Projects for You to Try by Michelle Powell (July 15, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1609924409) and Jewelry: Twelve Inspiring Jewelry Projects for You to Try by Laura Torres (July 15, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1609924416), ages 7–up. History Quest issues Minotaur’s Maze (July 15, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1609924867) and Race Through Rome (July 15, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1609924843) by Timothy Knapman, illus. by Matteo Pincelli, ages 7–up. Rubik’s Quest presents Cube Countdown by Dan Green (May 13, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1609926236), Mission Invent by John Farndon (May 13, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1609926205), Beat the Game by James Floyd Kelly (May 13, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1609926212), and The Robot’s Revenge by Clive Gifford (May 13, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1609926229), ages 7–up. The Secret Formula (May 13, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1609925055) and Fairground Fright (May 13, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1609925048) by Dan Green, ages 7–up, are new to Science Quest. And 50 Things You Should Know About… adds 50 Things You Should Know About the First World War by Jim Eldridge (June 10, paper, $18.99, ISBN 978-1609926304), ages 8–up.



Classics Reimagined gains The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, illus. by Olimpia Zagnoli (July 1, hardcover, $25, ISBN 978-1592538997), ages 6–up.

Quayside/Walter Foster

150 Fun Things to Doodle: An interactive adventure in drawing lively animals, quirky robots, and zany doodads (May 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1600583766) introduces young artists to the imaginative art of doodling through a mix of step-by-step lessons and doodle prompts. Ages 6–up.


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The Feral Child by Che Golden (June 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1623651206). In this debut novel, Maddy wonders if there’s some truth to her grandfather’s superstitions that local children in their Irish town are being exchanged for faeries. Ages 9–12.

Bracelet of Bones: The Viking Sagas Book 1 by Kevin Crossley-Holland (Mar. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1623651121) begins an adventure series based on Nordic myths. Ages 10–up.

Quirk Books

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Nick and Tesla return in Nick and Tesla’s Robot Army Rampage (Feb. 4, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1594746499) and Nick and Tesla’s Secret Agent Gadget Battle (May 6, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1594746765) by Bob Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith, ages 9–12.

Random House

Mama’s Day with Little Gray by Aimee Reid (Mar. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0449810835) is about an elephant’s love for his mother. Ages 2–5.

The Worst Princess by Anna Kemp (Apr. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385371254) is a fractured fairy tale featuring a free-sprited princess. Ages 3–7.

Books Always Everywhere by Jane Blatt (May 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385375061) celebrates books of all shapes and sizes—and all the things a book can be to a child. Ages 3–7.

Max Makes a Cake by Michelle Edwards, illus. by Charles Santoso (Feb. 1, hardcover, $17.99 ISBN 978-0449814314). When Dad is too busy, a boy bakes a kosher-for-Passover treat for Mom’s birthday by himself. Ages 3–7.

Sleepytime Me by Edith Hope Fine, illus. by Christopher Denise (May 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0449810620). A drowsy child observes the wide world settling down. Ages 3–7.

My Pet Book by Bob Staake (July 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385373128). For a boy who wants a different kind of pet, one that doesn’t meow or bark, a book fills the bill. Ages 3–7.

Nickelodeon Story Time Collection (July 22, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0385387774) stars such characters as SpongeBob SquarePants. Ages 3–7.

Barbie Bedtime Story Collection by Mary Man-Kong (July 22, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0385387842) features retellings of 14 of Barbie’s movies including Barbie Princess Charm School. Ages 3–7.

Ninja Boy Goes to School by N.D. Wilson, illus. by J.J. Harrison (July 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375865848). The challenges of kindergarten are no match for a ninja, with his quick reflexes and immense patience. Ages 4–8.

Comics Squad: Recess! by Jennifer Holm, Matthew Holm, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Dan Santat, and Raina Telgemeier (July 8, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0385370035) is a graphic-novel anthology of original works. Ages 7–10.

Oliver and the Seawigs by Philip Reeve, illus. by Sarah Mcintyre (July 22, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0385387880). When Oliver’s explorer parents go missing, he sets sail on a rescue mission with some unexpected friends. Ages 7–10.

Boys of Blur by N.D. Wilson (Apr. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0449816738). Charlie and his cousin explore Muck City, an area near the Florida everglades that’s home to some ancient secrets. Ages 8–12.

Deception’s Princess by Esther Friesner (Apr. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0449818633). Headstrong and fearless, Maeve wishes she were a boy so she could be the heir to her father the High King. Ages 12–up.

Divided by Elsie Chapman (May 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0449812952) is the sequel to Dualed, in which West must uncover a secret the Board would kill to keep buried. Ages 12–up.


Lift-the-Flap continues with P Is for Potty! (Sesame Street) by Christopher Moroney (July 22, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0385383691), up to age 3. Nifty Lift-and-Look presents Dora’s Lift-and-Look Book (Dora the Explorer) by Bob Roper (July 22, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0385385145) and Hide-and-Go-Swim! (Bubble Guppies) (July 22, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0385385152), ages 2–5. Friendship Box greets Fun & Furry Friends (Barbie) by Mary Man-Kong (July 22, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0385384704), ages 2–5. New to Super Deluxe Pictureback are Dora’s Farm Rescue! (Dora the Explorer) (July 22, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0385385169), Bug Parade! (Bubble Guppies) by Harry Moore (July 22, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0385385176), ages 2–5; and The Mutant Files (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) (July 22, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0385387460), ages 3–7. Deluxe Pictureback gains The Art of Flying!/ Problems in the Past! (Mr. Peabody & Sherman) by Sebastian Belle (July 22, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0385375283), ages 3–7. Glow-in-the-Dark Pictureback grows with Sleepover Fun! (Barbie) by Mary Man-Kong (July 22, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0385384780) and The Legend of Pinkfoot (Bubble Guppies) by Mary Tillworth (July 22, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0385384117), ages 3–7.

New Pictureback titles are The Fearsome Footprints/Thomas the Brave (Thomas & Friends) by Tommy Stubbs (July 22, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0385373920), The Puppy and the Ring (Bubble Guppies) by Mary Tillworth (July 22, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385384087), Batter Up!/¡A batear! (SpongeBob SquarePants) by David Lewman and Yuliana Gomez (July 22, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385384360), X-Ray Vision! (DC Super Friends) by Billy Wrecks, illus. by Michael Borkowski (July 22, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0385387187), UmiCar’s Big Race/La gran carrera de UmiCar (Team Umizoomi) by Yuliana Gomez (July 22, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385384377), A Fairytale Adventure (Dora the Explorer) by Mary Tillworth, illus. by Mike Jackson (July 22, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385374439), Bedtime Explorers!/¡Exploradores a la hora de dormir! (Dora the Explorer) by Yuliana Gomez (July 22, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385384100), ages 3–7; and Pups to the Rescue! (Paw Patrol) (July 22, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385384445), ages 4–6.

Step into Reading rolls along with Chase Is on the Case! (Paw Patrol), illus. by Fabrizio Retrossi (July 22, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385384476), Feeding Time at the Zoo by Sherry Shahan (July 22, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385371902), The Monster of Sodor (Thomas & Friends) by Courtney Carbone, illus. by Richard Courtney (July 22, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385373883), Time Travel Trouble! (Mr. Peabody & Sherman) (July 22, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385374002), Fairytale Magic (Dora the Explorer) by Kristen Depken, illus. by Victoria Miller (July 22, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385375030), I Can Be a Gymnast (Barbie) by Kristen Depken (July 22, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385384230), I Like Fish by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by G. Brian Karas (May 27, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385369961), Licensed to Drive (Barbie Life in the Dream House) by Mary Tillworth (July 22, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385373104), Dinosaur Days by Joyce Milton, illus. by Franco Tempesta (July 22, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385379236), and Little Lucy Goes to School by Ilene Cooper (July 22, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385369947), ages 5–8; and Pizza Party! (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) by Patrick Spaziante (July 22, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385385060), ages 7–9.

Stepping Stone welcomes Icky Ricky #3: The Dead Disco Raccoon by Michael Rex (May 13, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0307931719), Ballpark Mysteries #8: The Missing Marlin (Feb. 25, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0307977823) and Ballpark Mysteries #9: The Philly Fake (May 27, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0307977854) by David A. Kelly, illus. by Mark Meyers, Wild Water Magic by Lynne Jonell, illus. by Brandon Dorman (July 22, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0375870859), Invasion of the Junkyard Hog by Bill Doyle, illus. by Scott Altmann (Apr. 22, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0385371308), The $25,000 Flight by Lori Haskins Houran (July 22, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0385382847), and Drop It, Rocket! by Tad Hills (July 8, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385372541), ages 6–9; and Magic Tree House #52: Soccer on Sunday by Mary Pope Osborne, illus. by Sal Murdocca (May 27, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0307980533), ages 7–10.

Babymouse adds Happy Birthday, Babymouse by Jennifer L. Holm and Matt Holm (Apr. 22, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0307931610), ages 7–10. Joining Dog Diaries is Dash by Kate Klimo, illus. by Tim Jessell (July 22, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0385373388), ages 7–10. Fear the Amoeba is the latest Squish title by Jennifer L. Holm and Matt Holm (July 8, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0307983022), ages 7–10. Cheesie Mack gains Cheesie Mack Is Not Exactly Famous by Steve Cotler, illus. by Douglas Holgate (Feb. 25, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0385369848), ages 8–12. New Junior Novels are Friend or Foe? (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) by Matthew Gilbert (July 22, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0385385053) and Barbie Fall 2014 DVD Junior Novelization (Barbie) by Molly McGuire Woods (July 22, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0385386272), ages 8–12. The Sixty-Eight Rooms Adventures adds The Secret of the Key by Marianne Malone (July 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0307977212), ages 8–12.

The Jinni Wars romantic fantasy series begins with The Fire Wish by Amber Lough (July 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385369763), ages 12–up. The American Fairy Trilogy wraps up with Bad Luck Girl by Sarah Zettel (May 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375869402), ages 12–up. And United States of Asgard continues with The Strange Maid by Tessa Gratton (June 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0307977519), ages 12–up.

Random House/Delacorte

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Levy (July 22, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0385376525) is a modern-day family story of four boys, two fathers, and lots of advenures. Ages 9–12.

Middle-School Cool by Maiya Williams (Mar. 11, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0385743495). As the school year kicks off, the students of Journalism 1A discover the truth about Kaboom Academy and who’s really in charge. Ages 10–up.

The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson (Mar. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385376150). In this fantasy, Piper finds a girl from the Dragonfly Territories amid the wreckage of a caravan and undertakes a dangerous, magical journey to lead her back to her home. Ages 10–up.

Pieces of Me by Amber Kizer (Feb. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385741163). After Jessica dies in a car accident and her parents donate her organs, her ghost narrates the story of how the four teen recipients are drawn to one another. Ages 12–up.

Fates by Lanie Bross (Feb. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385742825). A girl who is not human must bring about the death of the boy she loves, or risk banishment from her home forever. Ages 12–up.

Don’t Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski (Mar. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385737388) follows a group of New York City teens who develop telepathic abilities as a side effect of their school’s flu shots. Ages 12–up.

Kissing in Italian by Lauren Henderson (Mar. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385741378). This companion to Flirting in Italian continues the story of Violet and Luca and their uncertain destiny. Ages 12–up.

Demon Derby by Carrie Harris (July 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385742177). Cancer survivor Casey joins a roller derby team that happens to be managed by a guy who trains demon hunters. Ages 12–up.

The Here and Now by Ann Brashares (Apr. 8, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0385736800). Prenna, who has traveled back in time from Earth’s dying future, must conceal her identity or risk dire consequences. Ages 12–up.

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart (May 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385741262) relates the saga of a privileged family and the tragic choices and dark secrets that can change lives forever. Ages 12–up.

Bloodwitch by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (May 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385743037). In this supernatural fantasy, Vance must decide between the shapeshifter family who abandoned him or the vampires who have taken care of him ever since. Ages 12–up.

Hexed by Michelle Krys (June 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385743372). A cheerleader finds herself in the center of a centuries-old war between witches and sorcerers and uncovers the many dark truths about her life. Ages 12–up.

The Year of Chasing Dreams by Lurlene McDaniel (July 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385741736). Tragedy and the return of an old love further complicate Ciana’s efforts to maintain the family land left her by her grandmother. Ages 12–up.

The Glass Casket by McCormick Templeman (Feb. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385743457). In this supernatural tale, Rowan must find out who is responsible for a brutal murder before her family and village are destroyed. Ages 14–up.

ACID by Emma Pass (Mar. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385743877) is a futuristic survival story featuring Jenna Strong, framed for a crime and locked away for life by ACID, the most brutal police force ever. Ages 14–up.

Incinerator by Niall Leonard (Apr. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385743631). After the deaths of his parents, Finn Maguire tries to make a fresh start running a boxing gym in the rough heart of the city. Ages 14–up.


Nate the Great stars in Nate the Great, Where Are You? by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Mitchell Sharmat, illus. by Jody Wheeler (May 13, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0385743365), ages 6–9. Alice-Miranda is back in Alice-Miranda at Sea by Jacqueline Harvey (Apr. 8, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0385743754), ages 7–10. Joining Joshua Dread is The Dominion Key by Lee Bacon (May 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385743822), ages 9–12. The Dispossessed gains The Lovely and the Lost by Page Morgan (May 13, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0385743136), ages 12–up. The Mystic City Trilogy continues with Toxic Heart by Theo Lawrence (Apr. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385741620), ages 12–up. And Starstruck rolls along with Love Me by Rachel Shukert (Feb. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385741101), ages 12–up.

Random House/Disney


Super Deluxe Pictureback issues Pet Friends Forever! (Disney Princess: Palace Pets) by Courtney Carbone (July 22, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0385387866), ages 2–5; and Ariel’s Royal Wedding/Aurora’s Royal Wedding (Disney Princess) (July 22, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0736431675), ages 3–7. Step into Reading continues with Racing for Good (Disney/Pixar Cars) by Ruth Homberg (July 22, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0736432177), Happy Birthday, Mike! (Disney/Pixar Monsters, Inc.) by Jennifer Liberts Weinberg (July 22, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0736431989), A Cake to Bake (Disney Princess) by Apple Jordan, illus. by Fabio Laguna and Andrea Cagol (July 22, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0736432153), and Five Disney/Pixar Tales (Disney/Pixar) (July 22, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0736431712), ages 4–6.

Stepping Stone grows with Never Girls #6: The Woods Beyond (Disney: The Never Girls) (Apr. 22, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0736430968) and Never Girls #7: A Pinch of Magic (Disney: The Never Girls) (July 22, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0736430975) by Kiki Thorpe, illus. by Jana Christy, ages 6–9.

Random House/Doubleday

The Star-Spangled Banner (May 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385376181) and We the People (May 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385376174) by Peter Spier are redesigned, updated editions with a new covers. Ages 5–9.

Random House/Golden Books

The Wild Swans by Hans Christian Andersen (July 22, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0375864308). The artwork for this tale was found recently in the archives and makes its debut in this retelling. Ages 2–5.


Little Golden Books adds Tale of the Brave (Thomas & Friends) by Rev. W. Awdry (July 22, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385379168), Barbie Fall 2014 DVD Little Golden Book by Mary Tillworth (July 22, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385384278), How to Be a Superhero by Sue Fliess, illus. by Nikki Dyson (July 22, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385387378), Bad Weather! (DC Super Friends) by Frank Berrios, illus. by Ethen Beavers (July 22, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385384407), I Can Do It! by Trish Holland, illus. by Vanessa Brantley Newton (July 22, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0449813102), and Time for Bed, Elmo! by Sarah Albee, illus. by Maggie Swanson (July 22, hardcover, $3.99, ISBN 978-0385371384), ages 2–5.

Little Golden Book Train Stories by Gertrude Crampton, Margaret Wise Brown, and Marian Potter, illus. by Tibor Gergely (July 22, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-0385378628) joins Little Golden Book Favorites, ages 2–5. Richard Scarry’s Best Little Golden Books Ever! by Patsy Scarry, Kathryn Jackson, and Byron Jackson, illus. by Richard Scarry (July 22, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-0385379120), ages 2–5, is a Little Golden Book Treasury. Big Golden Books grows with Tale of the Brave (Thomas & Friends) by Rev. W. Awdry, illus. by Tommy Stubbs (July 22, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0385379151), ages 3–7. And Golden First Chapters greets Sherman’s Awesome Adventure (Mr. Peabody & Sherman) by Molly McGuire Woods (July 22, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0385371452), ages 6–9.

Random House/Knopf

Go! Go! Go! Stop! by Charise Mericle Harper (Feb. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375869242). Little Green has everyone at the construction site on the go. But will they be able to stop? Ages 2–5.

Count on the Subway by Paul DuBois Jacobs and Jennifer Swender, illus. by Dan Yaccarino (May 13, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0307979230). Readers can count from one to 10 and back down again on this New York City subway ride. Ages 2–5.

Taking Care of Mama Rabbit by Anita Lobel (Feb. 11, hardcover, $11.99, ISBN 978-0385753685). Ten little rabbits try to make their sick mother feel better. Ages 3–7.

Peanut Butter and Jellyfish by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Apr. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375870361). Best friends Peanut Butter and Jellfyfish come to the aid of Crabby (who’s never nice to them). Ages 3–7.

I Pledge Allegiance by Pat Mora and Libby Martinez, illus. by Patrice Barton (Apr. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0307931818). A girl and her great-aunt, a Mexican immigrant, learn the Pledge of Allegiance together. Ages 3–7.

In New York by Marc Brown (Mar. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375864544). Brown celebrates favorite sites and landmarks in New York City, the city he fell in love with after visiting as a child. Ages 3–up.

The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art by Barb Rosenstock, illus. by Mary GrandPré (Feb. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0307978486) tells the life story of Vasily Kandinsky, who is credited with painting the first purely abstract works. Ages 4–8.

A Gift for Mama by Linda Ravin Lodding, illus. by Alison Jay (Mar. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385753319). A boy searches for the perfect gift for his mother in this folktale-inspired picture book. Ages 4–8.

How to Babysit a Grandma by Jean Reagan (Mar. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385753845) is a role-reversal story written in a how-to style. Ages 5–8.

Secrets of the Seasons: Orbiting the Sun in Our Backyard by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld, illus. by Priscilla Lamont (Apr. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0517709948). This book about backyard science explains why the seasons change. Ages 5–8.

Doug Unplugs on the Farm by Dan Yaccarino (July 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385753289). Doug the robot comes unplugged and spends the day on a farm discovering the joys of learning by doing. Ages 5–9.

Lantern Sam and the Blue Streak Bandits by Michael D. Beil (Apr. 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0385753173). Lantern Sam is the sarcastic talking cat who lives onboard the Lake Erie Shoreliner train, and is one of the best detectives no one knows about. Ages 8–12.

Lost Children of the Far Islands by Emily Raabe (Apr. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375870910). In this fantasy, three siblings with hidden powers battle an ancient evil to save their mother. Ages 8–12.

Another Day as Emily by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff (May 13, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0449809877). This novel in verse explores a modern girl’s connection to Emily Dickinson. Ages 8–12.

Road Rash by Mark Huntley Parsons (Feb. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385753425). Zach, a drummer, finds out what life is really like on tour with a rock band. Ages 12–up.

The Tyrant’s Daughter by J.C. Carleson (Feb. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0449809976). When her father is killed in a coup, Laila flees the war-torn Middle East. While Laila sees opportunity in the U.S., her mother is conspiring to regain the throne their family lost. Ages 12–up.

The Winter Horses by Philip Kerr (Mar. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385755436). In 1941 Ukraine, Kalinka, having lost her home and family, finds kinship with the endangered horses on an animal preserve now under Nazi control. Ages 12–up.

A Volcano Beneath the Snow: John Brown’s War Against Slavery by Albert Marrin (Apr. 8, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0307981523) presents a biography of John Brown, the controversial Civil War figure. Ages 12–up.

The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy by Kate Hattemer (Apr. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385753784). Ethan, his two best friends, and a heroic gerbil named Baconnaise fight to save their school, the esteemed Selwyn Arts Academy, from a corrupt reality TV show. Ages 12–up.

The Secrets of Tree Taylor by Dandi Daley Mackall (May 13, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375868979). Thirteen-year-old aspiring writer Tree gets swept up in secrets when a gunshot is fired across the street from her home in the summer of 1963. Ages 12–up.

Uncaged (The Singular Menace, 1) by John Sandford and Michele Cook (July 22, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0385753067). In this first volume of a thriller series, an activist raid on a lab doing medical research on animals leads to a fight for survival. Ages 12–up.

The Mirk and Midnight Hour by Jane Nickerson (Mar. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385752862). When Violet befriends a wounded Union soldier in the woods near her Mississippi home, she also discovers a chilling danger from which she must protect the soldier, her home, and her family. Ages 14–up.


Lenny & the Mikes return in Say It Ain’t So by Josh Berk (Mar. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375870095), ages 8–12.

Random House/Lamb

Family Ties by Gary Paulsen (July 22, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0385373807). Kevin takes charge of the planning when his offbeat relatives decide to have a double wedding in the backyard. Ages 9–12.

The Summer I Saved the World… in 65 Days by Michele Weber Hurwitz (Apr. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385371063). Thirteen-year-old Nina Ross plans to do one anonymous kind thing for someone at home or in the neighborhood every day, all summer, to see if small, ordinary acts can change her family and community. Ages 10–up.

Never Ending by Martyn Bedford (Mar. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385739917). Consumed by grief and guilt over the death of her younger brother while the family was on vacation, Shiv becomes an inpatient at a clinic, where she begins to unravel what happened. Ages 14–up.

Between Two Worlds by Katherine Kirkpatrick (Apr. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385740470). In Etta, Greenland, in 1900, 16-year-old Billy Bah and her Inuit community help the crew of the Windward, including explorer Robert Peary’s wife and daughter, survive the brutal Arctic winter. Ages 14–up.

What We Hide by Marthe Jocelyn (Apr. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385738477). Jenny, an American, reinvents herself by telling a lie when she is the new girl at an English boarding school. Ages 14–up.

We Are the Goldens by Dana Reinhardt (May 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0385742573). Nell discovers that her older sister, Layla, is involved with one of their teachers. Ages 14–up.

Random House/Schwartz & Wade

The Dandelion’s Tale by Kevin Sheehan, illus. by Rob Dunlavey (Mar. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375870323). A sparrow befriends a fragile dandelion in this picture book about the natural cycle of life. Ages 3–7.

I Can Do It Myself by Valorie Fisher (July 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0449815939) depicts four- to six-year-olds achieving such important milestones as making the bed and tying their shoes. Ages 3–7.

Where’s Mommy? by Beverly Donofrio, illus. by Barbara McClintock (Mar. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375844232) is a companion to Mary and the Mouse, the Mouse and Mary, featuring the daughters of the characters from the earlier book. ages 3–7.

Dream Dog by Lou Berger, illus. by David J. Catrow (Feb. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375866555). When Harry’s parents won’t get him a real dog, Harry imagines one into existence. Ages 4–8.

Sparky! by Jenny Offill, illus. by Chris Appelhans (Mar. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0375870231) features a girl with a pet sloth. Ages 4–8.

Poor Doreen: A Fishy Tale by Sally Lloyd-Jones, illus. by Alexandra Boiger (Mar. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375869181). Mrs. Doreen the fish is off to visit her cousin when she spies what she thinks is a yummy dragonfly—and is actually bait. Ages 4–8.

Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas by Lynne Cox, illus. by Brian Floca (May 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375858888) is a tale about a real-life elephant seal who made her home in the Avon River in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. Ages 4–8.

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch by Anne Isaacs, illus. by Kevin Hawkes (Feb. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0375867453) is a tall tale set in the Wild West. Ages 5–9.

Drop It, Rocket! by Tad Hills (July 8, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0385372473). In this leveled reader, Rocket collects words for his word tree with his teacher, the little yellow bird. Ages 6–9.

Lord and Lady Bunny—Almost Royalty! by Polly Horvath, illus. by Sophie Blackall (Feb. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0307980656). In this companion to Mr. and Mrs. Bunny—Detectives Extraordinaire, Madeline and the Bunnys travel to Merry Olde England. Ages 8–12.

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming (July 8, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0375867828). When Tsar Nicholas II inherited the throne in 1894, he was unprepared to do so. He and his family lived a life of opulence, even as later, World War I raged outside their door. Ages 12–up.


Duck & Goose are back in Duck & Goose Go to the Beach by Tad Hills (Apr. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0385372350), ages 3–7.

Random House Australia

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The Bouncing Ball by Deborah Kelly, illus. by Georgia Perry (May 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0857980045). Readers try to keep up with the bouncing ball as it travels down the street. Ages 3–5.


Saurus Street by Nick Falk, illus. by Tony Flowers, debuts with Tyrannosaurus in the Veggie Patch (June 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1742756554), A Pterodactyl Stole My Homework (June 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1742756561), The Very Naughty Velociraptor (July 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1742756578), and An Allosaurus Ate My Uncle (July 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1742756585), ages 5–7. Pearlie by Wendy Harmer, illus. by Mike Zarb, begins with Pearlie in the Park (May 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1742759388), Pearlie and the Big Doll (May 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1740518895), Pearlie and Opal (June 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1740518901), Pearlie and the Lost Handbag (June 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1741661026), Pearlie and Jasper (July 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1741660111), and Pearlie and the Christmas Angel (July 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1741660777), ages 7–9. Robert Irwin Dinosaur Hunter by Robert Irwin kicks off with The Discovery (May 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1864718454), Ambush at Cisco Swamp (May 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1864718461), Armoured Defence (July 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1742750910), and The Dinosaur Feather (July 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1742750927), ages 7–9. My Life & Other Stuff… adds My Life & Other Stuff I Made Up by Tristan Bancks (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0857983190), ages 9–12. The Floods concludes with The Royal Family by Colin Thompson (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1742755328), ages 9–12.

Reader’s Digest

(Dist. by Simon & Schuster)

BabyFirst How Many?: A Counting Book (Apr. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0794430214) features images and characters from the BabyFirst TV network. Up to age 3.

A B C Animals Teach Me! (Mar. 4, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0794430177) and 1 2 3 Count with Me! (Mar. 4, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0794430160) by Maureen Roffey are concept books. Ages 1–3.

Marvel Super Heroes Assemble!: Tattoos, Fantastic Facts, and Amazing Activites by Marvel (Mar. 4, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0794430085) is a storybook packaged with temporary tattoos. Ages 3–6.

My Little Pony Winning Style: Stories, Activites, and Tattoos (Mar. 4, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0794430306). Temporary tattoos accompany this tale featuring the popular ponies. Ages 3–6.

Jake’s Pirate Map Adventure (July 15, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0794430061). This storybook based on the animated Jake and the Neverland Pirates series includes play coins and a treasure map. Ages 3–6.

Marvel Avengers Save the Planet: Super Power Launcher (June 17, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0794430597). Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor are saving the planet in this storybook that features a toy that shoots plastic disks. Ages 3–7.

Build My Own Mighty Machines (July 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0794431297) and Build My Own Rescue Machines (July 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0794431280) by Lori Froeb are books packaged with building bricks. Ages 4–7.

DC Batman The Brave and the Bold Team of Heroes (Feb. 4, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0794430245). This book comes with more than 20 wall clings featuring Batman, his foes, and props to create action scenes on the wall. Ages 4–8.


Sesame Street adds Sesame Street Hide and Seek, Elmo! (Feb. 4, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0794430375), ages 2–4. Open Door Books gains Disney Sofia the First: Where Is My Tiara? (May 6, board book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0794431099), ages 2–4. New to Guess Who is Disney Doc McStuffins Guess Who, Doc! (Feb. 4, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-0794430054) and Disney Guess Who, Sofia! (Feb. 4, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-0794430740), ages 2–5. Lift-the-Flap picks up Tonka Busy Trucks: A Lift-the-Flap Book (Mar. 4, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0794430313), Fisher-Price Little People Let’s Imagine at the Zoo (June 3, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0794431150), and Fisher-Price Little People Let’s Imagine on the Farm (June 3, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0794431143), and Sesame Street Elmo’s ABC: Lift-the-Flap (July 22, board book, $11.99, ISBN 978-0794431228), ages 2–5. Mirror Books picks up Barbie: The Lucky Mirror (June 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0794431006), ages 2–6. Book with Microphone gains Dora the Explorer: Sing with Dora! (July 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0794431181), ages 3–5. Build It issues Disney Planes Fire & Rescue: To the Rescue (June 3, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0794431396), ages 3–6 and Dreamworks How to Train Your Dragon 2: Time to Race! (May 6, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0794431112), ages 6–9. Movie Theater presents Disney Planes Fire & Rescue Projector (June 3, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0794431402), and Disney Sofia the First Movie Theater Storybook & Movie Projector (May 6, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0794431389), ages 3–6. Dress Up welcomes My Little Pony: Fluttershy’s Big Show (May 6, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0794431167), ages 3–6. Joining Flashlight Books is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Green Team (July 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0794431211), ages 4–8.

ReadZone Books

(Dist. by IPG)

Anne Frank: Her Life by Marian Hoefnagel (Apr. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1783220045) is an easy-to-read introduction to Anne Frank’s short life, authorized by the Anne Frank Foundation. Ages 7–9.


Graphic Shakespeare adds The Tempest (May 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1783220199) and Macbeth (May 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1783220168) by William Shakespeare, retold by Hilary Burningham, illus. by Charity Lincoln; Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, retold by Hilary Burningham, illus. by Emily Fripp (May 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1783220175), A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, retold by Hilary Burningham, illus. by Zara Slattery (May 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1783220182), and Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, retold by Hilary Burningham, illus. by Dan May (May 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1783220281), ages 7–9.

Regnery Kids

(Dist. by Perseus)

The Awesome Possum Family Band by Jimmy Osmond (May 19, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1621572114). Traveling the country playing tunes, members of this band learn about music and self-esteem. Ages 4–8.

Rowman & Littlefield/Down East

(Dist. by NBN)

Treasure Hunter’s Handbook: For Kids by Liza Gardner Walsh (July 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1608932788) encourages kids to explore such activities as panning for gold, mining for minerals, and geocaching. Ages 8–12.

Running Press Kids

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Shadow Chasers by Elly MacKay (May 6, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0762447206). As a summer evening descends, three children see a shadow appear on their wall and follow it into the backyard. Ages 3–up.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: It’s Show Time! by Ross Bagdasarian and Janice Karman (July 8, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0762451913). Alvin, Simon, and Theodore play a benefit concert to help the local animal shelter. Ages 4–8.

The Battle of Darcy Lane by Tara Altebrando (Apr. 22, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0762449484). Twelve-year-old Julia’s summer is turned upside down when new girl Alyssa moves in across the street, and comes between Julia and her best friend. Ages 8–12.

The Secret Side of Empty by Maria Andreu (Mar. 11, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0762451920). As questions of college, work, and future arise, so does the risk of M.T.’s undocumented status being revealed. Ages 13–up.

Summer on the Short Bus by Bethany Crandell (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0762449514). Privileged 17-year-old Cricket is not thrilled to learn that she will be acting as a counselor for teens with special needs at her camp job. Ages 13–up.

How I Got Skinny, Famous, and Fell Madly in Love by Ken Baker (Apr. 22, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0762450145). An overweight teen is pressured into participating in Fifty Pounds to Freedom, a reality show in which she’ll have to lose 50 pounds in 50 days in order to win the million dollars that will end her family’s financial woes. Ages 13–up.

Seventeen Ultimate Guide to College: Everything You Need to Know to Walk Onto Campus and Own It! by Ann Shoket (June 10, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-0762451937). Via tips and stories from real students, this guide reveals everything a girl needs to know to feel confident on campus. Ages 15–up.


Pajanimals picks up with No Fun Without Sleep!: A Lift-the-Flap Story (May 6, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-0762450527) and Let’s Bundle Up and Go!: A Lift-the-Flap Guessing Game (May 6, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-0762450510), ages 2–5. Be Unique (Apr. 8, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-0762453375) and Be Active (Apr. 8, hardcover, $7.95, ISBN 978-0762453368) by Charles M. Schulz are new Peanuts titles, ages 4–up. Coda ends with Chorus by Emma Trevayne (May 27, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0762449507), ages 13–up.