Sasquatch/Little Bigfoot

(Dist. by Random House)

S Is for Salmon: A Pacific Northwest Alphabet by Hannah Viano (Feb. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1570618734) features paper-cut artwork. Ages 2–5.

Alaska’s Sleeping Beauty by Mindy Dwyer (Feb. 25, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1570618727) is a twist on the familiar fairy tale that highlights the history and culture of Alaska. Ages 5–8.

Pickles and the P-Flock Bullies by Stephen Cosgrove, illus. by Robin James (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1570618871). The friendship between orca whale Pickles and harbor seal Stitches is tested when they meet a group of bullying seagulls. Ages 5–8.

Grizzly Bears of Alaska: Explore the Wild World of Bears by Debbie S. Miller, photos by Patrick J. Endres (Mar. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1570619489; paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1570619328) contains facts about these bears and photos of grizzlies in the wild. Ages 5–8.

Alaska’s Dog Heroes: True Stories of Remarkable Canines by Shelley Gill, illus. by Robin James (Feb. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1570619472; paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1570619090). True stories of canine heroes illustrate the loyalty and cleverness of man’s best friend. Ages 6–9.


Larry Gets Lost by John Skewes adds Larry Loves Chicago! (Mar. 18, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1570619137), Larry Loves New York City! (June 3, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1570619366), Larry Loves Portland! (June 3, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1570619359), and Larry Loves San Francisco! (Mar. 18, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1570619120), up to age 3; Portland ABC (Mar. 18, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1570619205), ages 2–5; and Larry Gets Lost in Washington, D.C. by John Skewes and Andrew Fox (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1570618994), ages 3–7.

Scarletta Junior Readers

(Dist. by PGW)

If an Armadillo Went to a Restaurant by Ellen Fischer, illus. by Laura Wood (July 15, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1938063398) offers a look at animal behavior, habitats, and eating habits. Up to age 7.

Garden to Table: A Kid’s Guide to Planting, Growing, and Preparing Food by Katherine Hengel (Apr. 22, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1938063428) includes more than 30 recipes made with basil, carrots, green beans, and other items from the garden. Ages 8–12.

The Shark Whisperer by Ellen Prager, illus. by Antonio Javier Caparo (May 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1938063442) kicks off the Tristan Hunt and the Sea Guardians series about teens in the Florida Keys whose special talents are called upon to help save the oceans. Ages 9–12.


Monster & Me continues with Monster Needs His Sleep by Paul Czajak, illus. by Wendy Grieb (Apr. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1938063268), up to age 6.


2014 Basketball Superstars by K.C. Kelley (Feb. 25, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0545643764) takes NBA action from the court to the page. Ages 7–10.


Peppa Pig is back in My Mommy (Mar. 25, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0545468046) and Peppa’s First Sleepover (July 29, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0545690935)ages 3–5. Tickety Toc clicks along with Let’s Tell Time! (July 29, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0545662529) and Pirate Time by Anna Holmes (Apr. 29, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0545614757), ages 3–5. Scholastic Reader Level 1 adds The Ice Cream Shop: A Steve and Wessley Reader by J.E. Morris (Apr. 29, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0545614818), Get the Giggles: A First Joke Book by Scholastic, illus. by Bronwen Davies (Apr. 29, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0545540872), ages 4–7. New to Lego Ninjago are Attack of the Ninja (Mar. 25, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0545643900) and Shadow Warriors (June 24, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0545663847) by Tracey West, ages 4–8.

Ricky Ricotta by Dav Pilkey reissues its first five titles with all-new full color art by Dan Santat: Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot (Book 1) (Apr. 29, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0545631068; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0545630092), Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. the Mutant Mosquitoes from Mercury (Book 2) (Apr. 29, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0545631082; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0545630108), Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. the Voodoo Vultures from Venus (Book 3) (Apr. 29, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0545631112; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0545630115), Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. the Mecha-monkeys from Mars (Book 4) (Apr. 29, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0545631150; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0545630122), and Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. the Jurassic Jackrabbits from Jupiter (Book 5) (June 24, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0545631198; paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0545630139), ages 4–8. Scooby-Doo Readers gains It’s Alive! Movie Reader by Scholastic (July 29, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0545675284), ages 4–8. Dolphin Tale 2 movie tie-ins include Movie Reader by Scholastic (July 29, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0545681759), ages 4–8, and The Junior Novel (July 29, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0545681742), ages 7–10.

Lalaloopsy continues with Star of the Show by Samantha Brooke (July 29, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0545629850), ages 4–8. Kung Pow Chicken by Cyndi Marko clucks along with Bok! Bok! Boom! (Mar. 25, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0545610643; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545610636) and The Birdy Snatchers (June 24, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0545610728; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545610681), ages 5–7. Princess Pink and the Land of Fake-Believe begins with Moldylocks and the Three Beards by Noah Z. Jones (May 27, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0545638401; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545638395), ages 5–7.

Eerie Elementary launches with The School Is Alive! by Jack Chabert, illus. by Sam Ricks (June 24, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0545623933; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545623926), ages 6–8. Scholastic Reader Level 2 presents Flash Forward Fairy Tales: Cinderella in the City by Cari Meister, illus. by Erica-Jane Waters (June 24, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0545565684) and Tales of the Time Dragon #1: Days of the Knights by Robert Neubecker (Feb. 25, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0545548984; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0545549004), ages 6–8.

Lego Friends welcomes Double Trouble (Comic Reader #3) by Jenne Simon (Mar. 25, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0545566674), ages 6–8; and Party Time! (Chapter Book #5) by Tracey West (July 29, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545516556), ages 7–10. Monkey Me greets Monkey Me and the Pet Show (Mar. 25, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0545559812; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545559805) and Monkey Me and the New Neighbor (June 24, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0545559867; paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545559843) by Timothy Roland, ages 6–8. Lego Legends of Chima grows with Wolf-Pack Attack! (Comic Reader #4) (Feb. 25, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0545627894), ages 6–8; and Sticker Storybook by Anna Holmes (Feb. 25, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0545605878), and Danger in the Outlands (Chapter Book #5) by Greg Farshtey (Apr. 29, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545627887), ages 7–10. Joining I Survived is I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944 by Lauren Tarshis (Feb. 25, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545459389), ages 7–10. Pokemon rolls along with Kalos Region Handbook (June 24, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0545646024), ages 7–10.

Charmed Life kicks off with Caitlin’s Lucky Charm (May 27, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0545603720), Mia’s Golden Bird (May 27, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0545603775), and Libby’s Sweet Surprise (July 29, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0545603782) by Lisa Schroeder, ages 8–12. Game Changers adds Heavy Hitters by Mike Lupica (Feb. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545381840), ages 8–12. Grimmtastic Girls makes its debut with Cinderella Stays Late (Mar. 25, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0545519830), Red Riding Hood Gets Lost (Mar. 25, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0545519847), and Snow White Lucks Out (June 24, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0545519854), ages 8–12.

Infinity Ring adds Book 8 by Matt de la Peña (July 29, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0545665353), ages 8–12. New to Spirit Animals are Blood Ties by Garth Nix and Sean Williams (Mar. 25, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0545522458), and Book 4 by Shannon Hale (June 24, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0545522465), ages 8–12. The 39 Clues: Unstoppable issues Countdown by Natalie Standiford (Apr. 29, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0545521451), ages 8–12. The Hidden Kingdom by Tui T. Sutherland (Feb. 25, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0545349253) joins Wings of Fire, ages 8–12. And Minecraft gains Combat Handbook (Apr. 29, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0545685160), Redstone Handbook (Feb. 25, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0545685153), and Construction Handbook (Apr. 29, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0545685177), ages 8–12.

Scholastic/Blue Sky

Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina by Rodman Philbrick (Feb. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545342384). A 12-year-old boy and his dog become trapped in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. Ages 10–14.

Smasher by Scott Bly (Mar. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545141185). In this suspense thriller, two children race the clock to stop a futuristic murderer and his plan to enslave the world. Ages 10–14.


Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Caroline Jayne Church (June 24, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0545518062). This edition of the lullaby features a foil cover. Up to age 3.

Open Wide! by Stephen Krensky, illus. by James Burks (July 29, novelty, $6.99, ISBN 978-0545533683). This comedic tale about a picky young eater comes packaged with a punch-out paper airplane. Up to age 3.

My Pumpkin by Lily Karr, illus. by Doreen Mulryan Marts (June 24, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-0545493321). A monster tries to select the best jack-o-lantern pumpkin in this pumpkin-shaped board book. Ages 2–4.

Five Hungry Pandas!: A Count and Crunch Book by Alexis Barad-Cutler, illus. by Kyle Poling (June 24, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0545531832). Readers learn to count to five as five hungry pandas lunch on bamboo. Ages 2–4.

Where’s My Homework? by Michael Garland (June 24, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0545436557) explores all the possible places a child’s homework might be hiding. Ages 3–5.

Scholastic/Chicken House

Where the Rock Splits the Sky by Philip Webb (Mar. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0545557016). This survival story features a girl journeying across a vast, dystopian American West, facing an alien showdown. Ages 14–up.

The Hit by Melvin Burgess (Feb. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0545556996). Adam struggles with wanting to try the new drug on the street—it promises the most intense week of your life, and then you die. Ages 14–up.

The Drowning by Rachel Ward (Apr. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0545627719). In this psychodrama, Carl’s brother has drowned, but Carl can’t remember a thing until he’s haunted by seeing his brother everywhere. Ages 14–up.


Cleopatra in Space #1: Target Practice by Mike Maihack (Apr. 29, hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 978-0545528429; paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0545528436) launches a series starring a 15-year-old Cleopatra transported from Egypt to the future to save the galaxy. Ages 8–12.

The Dumbest Idea Ever! by Jimmy Gownley (Feb. 25, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-0545453462; paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-0545453479) is a graphic novel memoir about the “dumb” idea that changed the author’s life forever. Ages 10–14.


Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan (Apr. 29, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0545639125) explores the relationship between two siblings and the all-important—and somewhat arbitrary—rules the older brother insists upon. All ages.

Zoe’s Jungle by Bethanie Murguia (May 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545558693) Mama’s schedule and Zoe’s playtime collide. Ages 3–5.

The Good-Pie Party by Liz Garton Scanlon, illus. by Kady Macdonald Denton (Mar. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0545448703). A girl devises a sweet farewell to friends and neighbors when she’s faced with moving away. Ages 4–8.

What’s New? The Zoo!: A Zippy History of Zoos by Kathleen Krull, illus. by Marcellus Hall (June 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0545135719) offers a fact-filled look at the long history of keeping animals. Ages 4–8.

The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson (May 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545525527). Supposedly reformed from his notorious cons and scheming ways, Jackson lobbies to help a friend win the class election. Ages 10–14.

Hidden Like Anne Frank: 14 True Stories of Survival by Marcel Prins and Peter Henk Steenhuis, trans. by Laura Watkinson (Mar. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545543620) features true stories of children hidden away during World War II. Ages 12–up.

Curses and Smoke: A Novel of Pompeii by Vicky Alvear Shecter (May 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0545509930) is a story of romance and intrigue against the backdrop of the earthquake and volcanic eruption of Pompeii. Ages 12–up.


The Colors of Madeleine gains The Cracks in the Kingdom by Jaclyn Moriarty (Mar. 25, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0545397384), ages 12–up.

Scholastic Library Publishing/Children’s Press


Rookie Toddler adds six new concept titles including Counting 1 to 20 (Feb. 1, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-0531209134), Can You Say Please? (Feb. 1, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-0531209189), and Shapes That Go (Feb. 1, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-0531209158), ages 1–3.


Show Time with Sophia Grace and Rosie by Sophia Grace Brownlee and Rosie McClelland, illus. by Shelagh Mcnicholas (Mar. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0545631358). The singing, dancing cousins whose YouTube fame was bolstered by an appearance on the Ellen Degeneres Show are back in a new adventure. Ages 3–5.

Hello, Moon! by Francesca Simon, illus. by Ben Cort (May 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545647953). In this bedtime story, a boy chats with the moon as if it were any other friend. Ages 3–5.

The Tree House That Jack Built by Bonnie Verburg, illus. by Mark Teague (May 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0439853385). Animals and action feature in this twist on the cumulative tale. Ages 3–5.

Naughty Kitty! by Adam Stower (May 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545576048). Lily’s new kitten seems to make a lot of trouble when left alone—but who’s really the culprit?. Ages 3–5.

The Very Cranky Bear by Nick Bland (July 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545612692). Four animal friends cheer up the title character. Ages 3–5.

Super Silly School Poems by David Greenberg, illus. by Liza Woodruff (June 24, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0545479813) is a collection of school-themed poems. Ages 6–8.


Fly Guy stars in A Pet for Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold (Apr. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545316156), ages 4–8. Fiercely and Friends continues with The Garden Monster by Patricia Reilly Giff, illus. by Diane Palmisciano (Apr. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545433792), ages 5–7.

Scholastic Nonfiction

Drones: From Insect Spy Drones to Bomber Drones by Scholastic (July 29, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0545664769) introduces this flying tool, which is changing the face of military warfare. Ages 8–12.


Magic School Bus Presents, the series of photographic nonfiction guides by Joanna Cole, illus. by Bruce Degen, adds Sea Creatures (June 24, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0545683661), The Planets (June 24, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0545683654), The Human Body (June 24, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0545683647), Wild Weather (June 24, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0545683678), and The Earth (June 24, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0545680127), ages 6–8.

Scholastic Paperbacks

The Doll Graveyard by Lois Ruby (June 24, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0545617864). The tiny graves in the cemetery behind the Tates’ house are for dolls—but they won’t stay buried. Ages 8–12.


Ready Freddy! welcomes The Giant Swing by Abby Klein, illus. by John McKinley (Apr. 29, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0545550437), ages 6–8. Geronimo Stilton Special Edition adds The Hunt for the Golden Book by Geronimo Stilton (Mar. 25, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0545646499), ages 7–10. Creepella von Cacklefur continues with Ride for Your Life!: A Geronimo Stilton Adventure by Geronimo Stilton (July 29, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0545646598), ages 7–10. Launching Frankie’s Magic Soccer Ball by Frank Lampard are Frankie vs. the Pirate Pillagers (Apr. 29, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545666121), Frankie vs. the Rowdy Romans (May 27, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545666145), Frankie vs. the Cowboy’s Crew (June 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545666169), and Frankie vs. the Mummy’s Menace (July 29, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545666183), ages 7–10. Geronimo Stilton Spacemice blasts off with its first two titles, Alien Escape (Apr. 29, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0545646505) and You’re Mine, Captain! (July 29, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0545646529) by Geronimo Stilton, ages 7–10. Geronimo Stilton Cavemice rolls along with The Great Mouse Race by Geronimo Stilton (May 27, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0545646543), ages 7–10. Disaster Strikes launches with Earthquake Shock (June 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545530446) and Tornado Alley (June 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545530460) by Marlane Kennedy, ages 7–10.

New series Puppy Powers takes off with A Wishbone Come True (May 27, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545617598), Wag, You’re It! (May 27, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545617604), and Take a Bow-wow by Kristin Earhart (July 29, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545617611), ages 7–10. Rainbow Magic Special Edition welcomes Bailey the Babysitter Fairy by Daisy Meadows (Apr. 29, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0545605397), ages 7–10. Joining Rescue Princesses by Paula Harrison are The Ice Diamond (Mar. 25, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545661645), The Rainbow Opal (May 27, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545661669), and The Golden Shell (July 29, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545661683), ages 7–10.

Secret Kingdom gains Cloud Island (Feb. 25, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545535557) and Mermaid Reef (May 27, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545535564) by Rosie Banks, ages 7–10. The Puppy Place continues with Liberty by Ellen Miles (Apr. 29, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545554206), ages 7–10. The Earth Fairies by Daisy Meadows begins with Nicole the Beach Fairy (June 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545605243), Isabella the Air Fairy (June 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545605250), Edie the Garden Fairy (June 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545605267), Coral the Reef Fairy (June 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545605274), Lily the Rain Forest Fairy (June 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545605281), Milly the River Fairy (June 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545605298), and Carrie the Snow Cap Fairy (June 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545605304), ages 7–10.

The Sugar & Spice Fairies by Daisy Meadows begins with Lisa the Lollipop Fairy (Feb. 25, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545605311), Esme the Ice Cream Fairy (Feb. 25, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545605328), Coco the Cupcake Fairy (Feb. 25, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545605335), Clara the Chocolate Fairy (Feb. 25, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545605342), Madeline the Cookie Fairy (Feb. 25, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545605359), Layla the Cotton Candy Fairy (Feb. 25, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545605366), and Nina the Birthday Cake Fairy (Feb. 25, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0545605373), ages 7–10. Thea Stilton is back in Thea Stilton and the Chocolate Sabotage (May 27, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0545646567) and Thea Stilton and the Great Tulip Heist: A Geronimo Stilton Adventure (Feb. 25, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0545556286) by Thea Stilton, ages 7–10. Geronimo Stilton stars in The Stinky Cheese Vacation by Geronimo Stilton (June 24, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0545556316), ages 7–10.

Dear Dumb Diary Year Two issues You Can Bet on That by Jim Benton (May 27, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0545642576), ages 8–12. Everyday Angel starts off with New Beginnings by Victoria Schwab (May 27, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0545528467), ages 8–12. Goosebumps Most Wanted grows with Creature Teacher: The Final Exam by R.L. Stine (Feb. 25, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0545627733), ages 8–12. Goosebumps Most Wanted Special Edition unleashes Zombie Halloween by R.L. Stine (June 24, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0545627764), ages 8–12. New Killer Species volumes by Michael P. Spradlin are Out for Blood (Feb. 25, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0545506762) and Ultimate Attack (June 24, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0545506786), ages 8–12. Cave-in (Mar. 25, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0545563529) and Breakdown (July 29, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0545563550) by Joseph Monninger join Stay Alive, ages 8–12. The Haunted Museum debuts with The Titanic Locket by Suzanne Weyn (Apr. 29, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0545588423), ages 8–12. And Dog Tags gains Divided We Fall by C. Alexander London (Apr. 29, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-0545477079), ages 10–14.


Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg (Feb. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0545551458). Platonic BFFs Macallan and Levi wonder if they are more than friends, or better off without complicating things. Ages 12–up.

The Bridge from Me to You by Lisa Schroeder (July 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0545646017) is the romantic tale of new girl Lauren and football hero Colby, told in alternating chapters of verse and prose. Ages 12–up.

Followers by Anna Davies (June 24, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0545511964). Someone is live-tweeting murders on campus in this thriller. Ages 14–up.

Scholastic Press

The End (Almost) by Jim Benton (Feb. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545177313). Donut, the star of this picture book, tries to keep his story from ending. Ages 3–5.

Mighty Dads by Joan Holub, illus. by James Dean (Apr. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545609685). Construction vehicle characters celebrate fathers. Ages 3–5.

Hi, Koo!: A Year of Seasons by Jon J Muth (Feb. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0545166683). Koo the panda explores the seasons via 26 haikus. Ages 4–8.

A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd (Feb. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545552707). Twelve-year-old Felicity tries to bring the magic back to Midnight Gulch by breaking the curse that’s been cast over the town. Ages 8–12.

Half a Chance by Cynthia Lord (Feb. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545035330). Young shutterbug Lucy tries to live up to the high standards of her professional photographer grandfather. Ages 8–12.

Switched at Birthday by Natalie Standiford (Feb. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545346504). A popular bully and an unpopular girl switch bodies after a birthday wish gone wrong, in a story told in the girls’ alternating first-person narratives. Ages 8–12.

A Home for Mr. Emerson by Barbara Kerley, illus. by Edwin Fotheringham (Feb. 25, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0545350884) is a biography of 19th-century poet and essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson. Ages 8–12.

The Door by Andy Marino (Apr. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0545551373) is the story of a girl whose life in a lighthouse is turned upside down when her mother’s murder leads her to a hidden door, and a mission into an alternate world. Ages 8–12.

The Boy Problem: Notes and Predictions of Tabitha Reddy by Kami Kinard (Apr. 29, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0545575867). In this companion to The Boy Project, Tabbi hopes to find a crush by using a math lesson on probability. Ages 8–12.

Unicorne Files #1: A Dark Inheritance by Chris d’Lacey (May 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545608763) is the first volume in an action-adventure series starring a boy who has the ability to alter reality. Ages 8–12.

Revenge of the Flower Girls by Jennifer Ziegler (May 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545561419). Triplets try to stop their older sister’s wedding. Ages 8–12.

The Swift Boys & Me by Kody Keplinger (May 27, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545562003). This debut novel features the changing relationships between 11-year-old Nicola and her neighbors and friends, the three Swift brothers. Ages 8–12.

The Time of the Fireflies by Kimberley Griffiths Little (July 29, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0545165631). A girl races to unravel the curse that has haunted her family for generations. Ages 8–12.

Loot by Jude Watson (June 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545468022). This action-adventure stars the twin offspring of a notorious cat burglar. Ages 8–12.

Manhunt by Kate Messner (June 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545419772). When the world’s greatest masterpieces are stolen, it’s up to three kids to track down the culprits. Ages 8–12.

The Finisher by David Baldacci (Mar. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0545652209). The thriller-writer makes his middle-grade debut in this fantasy-adventure. Ages 10–14.

The Shadow Throne by Jennifer A. Nielsen (Feb. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0545284172) brings the Ascendance Trilogy to a close. Ages 10–14.

In the Shadows by Kiersten White and Jim Di Bartolo (Apr. 29, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0545561440) is an illustrated tale of love, mystery, and dark conspiracy, told in an alternating narrative of words and pictures. Age 12–up.

Threatened by Eliot Schrefer (Feb. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0545551434). A man offers an orphan a job studying elusive chimpanzees in the jungle. Ages 12–up.

Surrounded by Sharks by Michael Northrop (May 27, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0545615457) is a survival story about a vacationing boy who is swept out to sea when he ventures away from his family. Ages 12–up.

Catch a Falling Star by Kim Culbertson (Apr. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0545627047). When a movie production comes to her small town, Carter is secretly paid to act as girlfriend to the tabloid-fodder actor starring in the film. Ages 12–up.

Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott (Feb. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0545537469). A teen and her animal companion must participate in a race to save her brother’s life in this fantasy. Age 13–up.

Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater (July 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0545654579) spotlights Cole, a pivotal character in Stiefvater’s Shiver trilogy. Ages 14–up.

The Freedom Summer Murders by Don Mitchell (Apr. 29, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0545477253) explores the harrowing true story of three civil rights workers slain by the KKK in Mississippi in June 1964. Ages 14–up.


Hot Rod Hamster revs up Monster Truck Mania! by Cynthia Lord, illus. by Derek Anderson (Mar. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545462617), ages 3–5. Tony Baloney returns in Tony Baloney Buddy Trouble by Pam Muñoz Ryan, illus. by Edwin Fotheringham (June 24, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-0545481694), ages 5–7. Starring Jules is back in Starring Jules (super-secret spy girl) by Beth Ain (Feb. 25, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0545443562), ages 7–10.

Family Tree grows with Best Kept Secret by Ann M. Martin (Apr. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545359443), ages 8–12. The Sixties Trilogy welcomes Revolution by Deborah Wiles (Apr. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0545106078), ages 8–12. Troubletwisters adds Book 4 by Garth Nix and Sean Williams (Apr. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0545259002), ages 8–12. Whatever After rolls along with Bad Hair Day by Sarah Mlynowski (Apr. 29, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0545627283), ages 8–12. The Hypnotists continues with Memory Maze by Gordon Korman (July 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545503297), ages 8–12. And Wings of Fire gains The Brightest Night by Tui T. Sutherland (Mar. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0545349222), ages 8–12.

Scholastic Reference


Scholastic Discover More welcomes Dolphins by Penelope Arlon (Feb. 25, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0545627382), ages 4–8; Birds by Penelope Arlon (June 24, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0545667739), ages 6–8; Ancient Egypt by Penelope Arlon (June 24, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0545627399), ages 7–10; Human Body by Steve Setford (June 24, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0545667760) and Polar Animals by Penelope Arlon (June 24, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0545667777), ages 8–12; and Titanic by Sean Callery (Feb. 25, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0545505123), ages 10–14.

Scholastic Discover More Reader Level 1 adds Planets by Gail Tuchman (Mar. 25, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0545572705), ages 4–7. Fly Guy Presents grows with Firefighters by Tedd Arnold (July 29, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0545631600), ages 5–7. Scholastic Discover More Reader Level 2 gains Dolphin Dive by James Buckley Jr. (Mar. 25, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0545636322), ages 6–8. Scholastic Discover More Stickers presents Sharks by Penelope Arlon (June 24, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-0545667784), ages 6–8. And Scholastic Discover More Reader Level 3 greets Where in the World? by Laaren Brown (Mar. 25, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0545636391), ages 6–9.

Second Story Press

(Dist. by Orca)

Ink-Blot by Maria Eugenia (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1927583227). Ink-blot’s self-acceptance encourages all girls to love themselves just the way they are. Ages 5–7.

Every Day Is Malala Day by Rosemary McCarney (Mar. 17, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1927583319) is written as a letter from girls around the world to Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban for attending school. Ages 5–8.

Camp Outlook by Brenda Baker (Mar. 1, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1927583357). Shannon is angry and overwhelmed when her longed-for baby brother is born with Down syndrome. Her parents send her to Camp Outlook, where she meets several campers who do not fit the common definition of “normal.” Ages 10–13.

Soldier Doll by Jennifer Gold (Mar. 1, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1927583296) follows the journey of a doll that begins its life in England during World War I, then moves on to WWII, Vietnam, the aftermath of 9/11, and present day, when 15-year-old Elizabeth finds it. Ages 12–18.


Kids’ Power adds Severn and the Day She Silenced the World by Janet Wilson (Apr. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1927583234), ages 9–13. Gutsy Girl greets Finding Grace by Becky Citra (Mar. 1, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1927583258), ages 9–12.

The Secret Mountain

(Dist. by IPG)

Simply Fantastic!: An Introduction to Classical Music by Ana Gerhard, illus. by Claudia Legnazzi (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-2924217214) is a guidebook to creatures and characters in classical music such as gnomes, fairies, and goblins. Packaged with a CD containing 20 musical excerpts. Ages 7–9.

Seven Stories Press/Triangle Square

(Dist. by Random House)

Lizzie! by Maxine Kumin, illus. by Elliott Gilbert (Mar. 11, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-1609805180). Lizzie doesn’t let her wheelchair keep her from adventure and making friends when she and her mother start a new life in Florida. Ages 9–12.

The Third Chimpanzee for Young People by Jared Diamond (Apr. 1, hardcover, $22.95, ISBN 978-1609805227). This adaptation explores how humans’ innate tendencies toward violence and invention have led us to a tipping point. Ages 12–up.

7th Generation

(Dist. by Orca)


Native Trailblazers gains Native Elders: Sharing Their Wisdom by Kim Sigafus and Lyle Ernst (May 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0977918362), ages 12–16. PathFinders welcomes Son Who Returns by Gary Robinson (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1939053046) and Danny Blackgoat, Rugged Road to Freedom by Tim Tingle (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1939053053), ages 12–16.

Shanghai Press, Better Link Press

(Dist. by Tuttle)

Ming’s Adventure in the Forbidden City: A Story in English and Chinese by Li Jian (Apr., hardcover, $16.95, 978-1602209855). A modern boy and a Little Emperor from the past find adventure in the Forbidden City. Ages 6–10.

Mulan: A Story in Chinese and English by Li Jian (Apr., hardcover, $16.95, 978-1602209862). A girl becomes one of China’s greatest warriors. Ages 6–10.

Silver Dolphin Books

(Dist. by PGW)

Daisy Duckling’s Adventure by Maurice Pledger (Mar. 18, board book, $10.95, ISBN 978-1626860155). Daisy and her other newly hatched friends search for her family along the river in this interactive lift-the-flap book. Ages 3–up.


Play-Doh adds My First 100 Words: On the Move by Robyn Natelson (June 10, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1607109075), and The Wheels on the Bus (May 13, board book, $14.95, ISBN 978-1607109204) and Old MacDonald Had a Farm (May 13, board book, $14.95, ISBN 978-1607109198) by Kara Kenna, ages 2–up. Nature Trails gains Baby Animals by Maurice Pledger (Apr. 15, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1626860384), ages 3–up. Play-Doh Hands on Learning continues with Under the Sea (Apr. 15, kit, $14.95, ISBN 978-1607108122) and In the Jungle (Apr. 15, kit, $14.95, ISBN 978-1607108139) by Susan Amerikaner, illus. by Kara Kenna, ages 3–up. Play-Doh Story Fun rolls along with Trucks (Mar. 18, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1626860230), Farm Friends (Mar. 18, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1626860223), and Jungle Friends (Mar. 18, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1626860216) by Kara Kenna, ages 3–up.

Snuggle Puppet welcomes Little Lamb by Emma Goldhawk, illus. by Jonathan Lambert (Mar. 18, board book, $14.95, ISBN 978-1626860148), ages 3–up. Play-Doh Let’s Create greets Numbers by Susan Amerikaner, illus. by Kara Kenna (May 13, kit, $16.95, ISBN 978-1607107682), ages 4–up. Pledger Sounds issues Sounds of the Wild: Seashore by Maurice Pledger (Apr. 15, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1607108665), ages 5–up. Animal Adventures adds Insects and Spiders by Lori Froeb (May 13, kit, $21.95, ISBN 978-1626860131), ages 5–up. Crayola Color Workshop presents Sidewalk Art and Games by Andrea Labat, illus. by Ivan Kerner (May 13, kit, $16.95, ISBN 978-1607106319), Painting by Dorothy Sklar, illus. by Ivan Kerner (May 13, kit, $16.95, ISBN 978-1607106326), Drawing by Alison Panik, illus. by Ivan Kerner (May 13, kit, $16.95, ISBN 978-1607106302), ages 5–up.

Joining Build It is Build the Rocket by Ian Graham (May 13, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1607109525), ages 6–up. New Punch and Color titles by Inkyeong Kim-Bol and Kim Sunkyung are Animals (May 13, kit, $14.95, ISBN 978-1626860247) and Dinosaurs (May 13, kit, $14.95, ISBN 978-1626860254), ages 6–up. 3-D Explorers welcomes Predators by Barbara Taylor, illus. by Laszlo Veres (Apr. 15, novelty, $17.95, ISBN 978-1607108825), ages 7–up. Jigsaw Journey grows with The 50 States by Michael Teitelbaum, illus. by Jessica Allen (May 13, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1607109501), ages 7–up. Roller Coaster Science by Chris Oxlade, illus. by Shaw Nielsen (May 13, kit, $14.95, ISBN 978-1626860094) and Optical Illusions by Jon Kirkwood, illus. by Shaw Nielsen (May 13, kit, $14.95, ISBN 978-1626860070) are new to Scientriffic, ages 7–up. Robotic returns with Robotic Gorilla by Paul Beck (Apr. 15, kit, $24.95, ISBN 978-1607107767), ages 8–up. And Totally Books gains Totally Sea Creatures by Dennis Schatz, illus. by Christian Keitzmueller (Apr. 15, kit, $19.95, ISBN 978-1607107866), ages 8–up.

Simon & Schuster

The Girl and the Bicycle by Mark Pett (Apr. 29, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1442483194) is a wordless picture book about the meaning of persistence. All ages.

Matilda’s Cat by Emily Gravett (Mar. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442475274) depicts the sweet but comedic misunderstandings between a child and her pet. Ages 4–8.

The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel, illus. by Jim Tierney (Apr. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442472884). Will ends up in possession of the key to a train car containing priceless treasures and becomes the target of sinister figures from his past. Ages 8–12.

Furious Jones and the Assassin’s Secret by Tim Kehoe (Apr. 8, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442473379). When his father’s book turns out to contain deadly secrets, 12-year-old Furious Jones is thrust into a web of mystery and danger. Ages 8–12.

Poached by Stuart Gibbs (Apr. 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1442467774). Teddy Fitzroy’s back for another zoo mystery, this time involving a koala, in this follow-up to Belly Up. Ages 8–12.

The Tinker King by Tiffany Trent (Feb. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442457591) is the sequel to steampunk novel The Unnaturalists. Ages 12–up.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han (Apr. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442426702). Lara deals with the fallout when the stash of love letters she’s written to five boys gets mailed. Ages 12–up.

Promise of Shadows by Justina Ireland (Mar. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442444645). Zephyr, who is half god, half human, must own her power to save her life and change the half-gods’ destiny. Ages 14–up.


H.I.V.E. welcomes Aftershock by Mark Walden (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442494671), ages 8–12. The Kicks are back in Win or Lose by Alex Morgan (Mar. 25, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1442485808), ages 8–12. The Undertaken Trilogy concludes with Lych Way by Ari Berk (Feb. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1416991199), ages 12–up.


Octopus’s Garden by Ringo Starr, illus. by Ben Cort (Feb. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1481403627). Inspired by the Beatles song, this book comes packaged with a new music recording and audio narration by Ringo Starr on CD. Ages 4–8.

Extraordinary Warren: A Super Chicken by Sarah Dillard (Feb. 11, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1442453401) centers on a bird who wants to find his inner greatness. Ages 6–9.

A Cast Is the Perfect Accessory: (And Other Lessons I’ve Learned) by Allison Gutknecht, illus. by Stevie Lewis (Mar. 4, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1442483965). Eight-year-old Mandy is determined to shine, even if her former nemesis keeps stealing the spotlight. Ages 6–9.

30 Days of No Gossip by Stephanie Faris (Mar. 18, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1442482821). After a slip-up that hurts her best friend, Maddie is challenged to stop gossiping for 30 days. Ages 9–12.

Sky Raiders by Brandon Mull (Mar. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442497009). A haunted house is the portal to a vast fantasy world in this series starter. Ages 8–12.

Best Friends (Until Someone Better Comes Along) by Erin Downing (Apr. 8, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1442485198). Will queen bee Izzy ditch her mean-girl status for a chance at true friendship? Ages 9–12.


Moonbear returns in Moonbear’s Sunrise by Frank Asch (Mar. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442466470), ages 4–8. Hardy Boys: The Secret Files continues with Fossil Frenzy by Franklin W. Dixon, illus. by Scott Burroughs (Apr. 29, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1442490437), ages 6–9. Heroes in Training adds Apollo and the Battle of the Birds by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1442488465), ages 6–9. Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew return in The Flower Show Fiasco by Carolyn Keene, illus. by Macky Pamintuan (Mar. 25, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1442486683), ages 6–9. Sparkle Spa by Jill Santopolo adds Purple Nails and Puppy Tails (Feb. 11, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1442473843) and All That Glitters (Feb. 11, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1442473812), ages 7–10.

Goddess Girls greets The Girl Games (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1442495753) and Athena the Proud (Apr. 29, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1442488212) by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams, ages 8–12. Hardy Boys Adventures presents Peril at Granite Peak by Franklin W. Dixon (Feb. 4, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1442493964), ages 8–12. Pegasus continues with The New Olympians by Kate O’Hearn (Feb. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442444157), ages 8–12. Bad Unicorn welcomes Fluff Dragon by Platte F. Clark (Apr. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442450158), ages 8–12. Girl Meets Ghost rolls along with Ghost of a Chance by Lauren Barnholdt (Apr. 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1442442481), ages 9–14.

S&S/Aladdin/Beyond Words


Be What You Want continues with So, You Want to Work in Sports?: The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Sports Industry by Joanne Mattern (Apr. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1582704494; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1582704487), ages 8–12.


Flight School by Lita Judge (Apr. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442481770). A persevering penguin is determined to fly. Ages 4–8.

Grandfather Gandhi by Arun Gandhi and Bethany Hegedus, illus. by Evan Turk (Mar. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442423657). Mathama Gandhi’s grandson tells a personal story his grandfather’s teachings. Ages 4–8.

Tools Rule! by Aaron Meshon (Mar. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442496019). A team of tools work on a job in a messy yard. Ages 4–8.

Going Places by Paul A. Reynolds, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds (Mar. 18, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1442466081). A go-cart contest inspires a girl’s imagination to take flight. Ages 4–8.

Tippy-Tippy-Tippy, Splash! by Candace Fleming, illus. by G. Brian Karas (Mar. 25, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1416954033). Mischievous bunnies stow away on the farmer’s getaway to the beach. Ages 4–8.

I Lived on Butterfly Hill by Marjorie Agosin (Mar. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1416953449). In this novel based on true events, an 11-year-old’s world is upended by political turmoil in Chile. Ages 10–14.

Also Known as Elvis by James Howe (Apr. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442445109). Skeezie Tookis navigates a pivotal summer of first crushes and tough choices in this conclusion to the quartet that began with The Misfits. Ages 10–14.

Learning Not to Drown by Anna Shinoda (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1416993933). In this debut, 16-year-old Clare has to decide if turning her back on her troubled family, including her drug-addicted, convicted felon brother, is the right thing. Ages 14–up.

Noggin by John Corey Whaley (Apr. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442458727). At 16, Travis had his head severed from his body and cryogenically frozen in the longshot hope of escaping terminal illness. Five years later, he is brought back to life, with a new body and a lot of unresolved issues. Ages 14–up.


Lulu stars in Lulu’s Mysterious Mission by Judith Viorst, illus. by Kevin Cornell (Apr. 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1442497467), ages 6–10. Scribner Classics adds Bambi: A Life in the Woods by Felix Salten, illus. by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher, trans. by Whittaker Chambers (Mar. 4, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-1442493452), ages 10–up.


Shoe Dog by Megan McDonald, illus. by Katherine Tillotson (Mar. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1416979326). When a pup’s choice of footwear chewables leads to trouble, a feline friend has a purr-fect solution. Ages 4–8.

More of Monkey & Robot by Peter Catalanotto (Mar. 18, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1442452510) is a chapter book containing four more adventures featuring these best friends. Ages 6–9.

S&S/Beach Lane

A Bucket of Blessings by Kabir Sehgal and Surishtha Sehgal, illus. by Jing Jing Tsong (Apr. 29, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442458703). This Indian myth stars Monkey and his friends on a search for water. Ages 4–8.

Weeds Find a Way by Cindy Jenson-Elliott, illus. by Carolyn Fisher (Feb. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442412606) is a nonfiction book celebrating these pesky, persistent plants. Ages 4–8.

Some Bugs by Angela DiTerlizzi, illus. by Brendan Wenzel (Mar. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442458802) showcases the behaviors of many common backyard insects. Ages 4–8.

Junkyard by Mike Austin (Feb. 4, hardcover, $16.99 ISBN 978-1442459618) spotlights two civic-minded robots. Ages 4–8.

Mama Built a Little Nest by Jennifer Ward, illus. by Steve Jenkins (Mar. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442421165) explores the variety of nests birds build for their babies. Ages 4–8.

The Scraps Book: Notes from a Colorful Life by Lois Ehlert (Mar. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442435711) is a picture-book memoir looking back on the author-illustrator’s career. Ages 5–10.


Rebels: The Story of Lex and Livia by Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner (June 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1451694420). The first volume of the City of Indra dystopian series stars two girls with superpowers who embark on a journey together, not knowing they’re twins. Age 14–up.

S&S/Little Simon

Even Princesses Go to the Potty by Wendy Wax and Naomi Wax, illus. by Francesca Carabelli (Apr. 1, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-1442488861) offers reassurance to wary toddlers. With gatefold flaps. Ages 2–4.

Be Happy! by Monica Sheehan (Apr. 15, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1442498570) is an inspirational picture book about joy and individuality. Ages 4–8.

The Lost Stone (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1442496910) and The Scarlet Dragon (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1442496941) by Jordan Quinn, illus. by Robert McPhillips, begin the Kingdom of Wrenly fantasy-adventure chapter book series. Ages 5–7.


Did You Know? continues with Chickens Don’t Fly: and other fun facts (Feb. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442493537) and Hippos Can’t Swim: and other fun facts (Feb. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442493520) by Laura Lyn DiSiena and Hannah Eliot, illus. by Pete Oswald, ages 4–8. Captain Awesome continues with Captain Awesome and the Missing Elephants by Stan Kirby, illus. by George O’Connor (Mar. 25, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1442489950), ages 5–7. New to The Critter Club is Liz at Marigold Lake by Callie Barkley, illus. by Marsha Riti (Apr. 29, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1442495265), ages 5–7. And Ken Jennings’ Junior Genius Guides by Ken Jennings, illus. by Mike Lowery, gains Maps and Geography (Feb. 4, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1442498488) and Greek Mythology (Feb. 4, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1442498495), ages 8–10.


Baseball Is . . . by Louise Borden, illus. by Raúl Colón (Feb. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1416955023) captures the fun and the history of baseball. Ages 7–10.

Fly Away by Patricia MacLachlan (Apr. 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1442460089). A brave girl finds the courage to save her family from losing everything in a flood. Ages 7–up.


The Ability adds Mindscape by M.M. Vaughan, illus. by Iacopo Bruno (Mar. 11, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442452039), ages 8–12.

S&S/Simon Pulse

The Last Forever by Deb Caletti (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442450004). Tessa and her father try to start over after Tessa’s mother dies. Ages 12–up.

Year of Mistaken Discoveries by Eileen Cook (Feb. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442440227). After her friend overdoses, Avery finds a unique way to honor their bond. Ages 14–up.

Hung Up by Kristen Tracy (Mar. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442460751). Lucy leaves voicemail at a wrong number and starts to fall for the guy who calls her back, in this novel told entirely through phone-call transcripts. Ages 14–up.

The Edge of Falling by Rebecca Serle (Mar. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442433168). Still grieving her younger sister’s death, Caggie receives unwanted accolades when she saves a suicidal girl. Ages 14–up.

This Side of Salvation by Jeri Smith-Ready (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442439481). David confronts his desires and his demons in this novel about what it means to be left behind—literally, figuratively, and spiritually. Ages 14–up.


CHERUB rolls along with Mad Dogs by Robert Muchamore (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442499539), ages 12–up. Flirt adds Never Too Late (Feb. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442484047) and Lessons in Love by (Feb. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442484016) by A. Destiny and Catherine Hapka, ages 12–up. Sky Fall welcomes Let the Storm Break by Shannon Messenger (Mar. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442450448), ages 12–up. Order of Darkness greets Fools’ Gold by Philippa Gregory, illus. by Fred van Deelen (Feb. 11, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1442476905), ages 14–up. And The Program grows with The Treatment by Suzanne Young (Apr. 29, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1442445833), ages 14–up.

S&S/Simon Spotlight


Ready-to-Read welcomes Katy Duck Goes to Work by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Henry Cole (Apr. 22, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442472822), ages 4–6; Do Not Open!: The Story of Pandora’s Box (Mar. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442484986), ages 5–7; and The One-Eyed People Eater: The Story of (Mar. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442485013), Cyclops by Joan Holub, illus. by Dani Jones, ages 6–8.

Joining Crush is Isabella’s Spring Break Crush by Angela Darling (Mar. 4, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1481404945), ages 8–12. Cupcake Diaries by Coco Simon, illus. by Abigail Halpin, serves up Emma: Lights! Camera! Cupcakes! (Apr. 15, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1442499317) and Mia: Fashion Plates and Cupcakes (Feb. 4, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1442497917), ages 8–12. Sew Zoey issues A Tangled Thread by Chloe Taylor, illus. by Nancy Zhang (Mar. 18, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1481404440), ages 8–12. And You’re Invited to a Creepover continues with The Ride of Your Life by P.J. Night (Feb. 4, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1442497290), ages 8–12.

Simon & Schuster/Wiseman

Zoom! Zoom!: Sounds of Things That Go in the City by Robert Burleigh, illus. by Tad Carpenter (Feb. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442483156). The sounds of the city come to life in this picture book. Ages 3–7.

Nest by Jorey Hurley (Feb. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442489714). This picture book debut spotlights the first year of a bird’s life. Ages 3–7.

Wake Up, Rupert! by Mike Twohy (Feb. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442459984). A rooster who wants to sleep in gets a little help from a friend. Ages 4–8.

Please, Louise by Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison, illus. by Shadra Strickland (Mar. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1416983385). A library card unlocks a new life for a girl in this picture book about the power of imagination. Ages 4–8.

Breathe by Scott Magoon (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442412583) chronicles a day in the life of a baby whale. Ages 4–8.

Queen Victoria’s Bathing Machine by Gloria Whelan, illus. by Nancy Carpenter (Apr. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1416927532). Prince Albert devises a creative solution to Queen Victoria’s modesty concerns in this true story. Ages 5–8.

Saving Kabul Corner by N.H. Senzai (Feb. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442484948). Twelve-year-old tomboy Ariana has a tough time adjusting to the arrival of her ladylike cousin, who has just arrived from Afghanistan. Ages 8–12.

Storm by Donna Jo Napoli (Feb. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1481403023) imagines the journey of a 16-year-old stowaway on Noah’s Ark. Ages 14–up.


Barber Game Time Books adds Extra Innings by Tiki Barber and Ronde Barber, with Paul Mantell (Feb. 18, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1442457263), ages 8–12.

Simon & Schuster UK

(Dist. by IPG)


Spell Sisters by Amber Castle, illus. by Mary Hall, adds eight new volumes including Grace: The Sea Sister (June 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0857072511), Chloe: The Storm Sister (July 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0857072542), Olivia: The Otter Sister (July 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0857072535), and Isabella: The Butterfly Sister (May 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-0857072498), ages 7–9.

Simply Read Books

(Dist. by Ingram)

The Goodnight Book by Lori Joy Smith (May 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1927018422) features some of the ways various creatures say goodnight. Ages 1–3.

If I Wrote a Book About You by Stephany Aulenback, illus. by Denise Holmes (May 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1927018460) celebrates a mother’s love for her child. Ages 4–8.

O’Shae the Octopus by Brandee Buble, illus. by Eliska Liska (May 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1927018569). An unusual octopus learns that his differences make him special. Ages 4–8.


Cozy Classics by Jack Wang and Holman Wang continues with The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Apr. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1927018484) and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Apr. 1, board book, $9.95, ISBN 978-1927018385), ages 1–3. Simply Small adds Emma by Paola Opal (Apr. 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1897476932), ages 1–3. Murilla Gorilla greets Murilla Gorilla and the Hammock Problem by Jennifer Lloyd, illus. by Jacqui Lee (May 30, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1927018477), ages 5–8. And Tiny Tails adds Flare by Kallie George, illus. by Genevieve Cote (July 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN), ages 5–8.

Skyhorse Publishing/Sky Pony Press

(Dist. by Perseus)

Paint Me! by Sarah Frances Hardy (May 6, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1628738131). A girl paints portraits of anything and everything she can find. Ages 2–5.

Springy Chicken by Isabel Atherton, illus. by Bethany Straker (Feb. 4, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1626361614). Instead of normal chicken legs to hold her up, Martha’s legs are two giant yellow springs. Ages 3–6.

The Spotty Dotty Daffodil by Rose Mannering, illus. by Bethany Straker (Mar. 4, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1626363465). A spotted daffodil is embarrassed that he doesn’t look like his siblings. Ages 3–6.

The Little Raindrop by Joanna Gray, illus. by Dubravka Kolanovic (Mar. 4, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1628738216) introduces Earth’s water cycle. Ages 3–6.

Mo Smells the Ballpark by Margaret Hyde with Nichelle Robinson, illus. by Aman Chaudhary (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1628736687). Mo the dog checks out all the yummy smells at the stadium on Bark in the Park Day. Ages 3–6.

Ellie and the Truth About the Tooth Fairy by Jules Miller (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1628735901). Skeptical Ellie gets a visit from the tooth fairy, who takes her to fairy land. Ages 3–6.

Dixie Wants an Allergy by Tori Corn, illus. by Nancy Cote (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1620879917). Dixie wishes that, like some of her classmates, she had an allergy. Ages 3–6.

Bob & Rob & Corn on the Cob by Todd McQueen (May 6, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1628735918). Squirrels Bob and Rob try to get a rabbit to try their favorite food. Ages 3–6.

The Change Your Name Store by Leanne Shirtliffe, illus. by Tina Kugler (May 6, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1628736083). A girl who wants to change her name tries out different possibilities at an unusual shop. Ages 3–6.

Father’s Chinese Opera by Rich Lo (June 3, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1628736106). A boy spends a summer backstage at his father’s Chinese opera. Ages 3–6.

A New House for Charlie by Doris Lecher (July 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1628738148). After an accident breaks his shell, Charlie the snail needs to find a new home. Ages 3–6.

This Old Band by Tamera Will Wissinger, illus. by Matt Loveridge (June 3, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1628735956). Cowboys count down from 10 to one using their found instruments. Ages 3–6.

Goose the Bear by Katja Gehrmann (Feb. 4, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1626363847). When Bear picks up Fox’s stolen goose egg, he gets more than he bargained for. Ages 4–8.

Antonia, the Horse Whisperer: The Rosenburg Riding Stables, Volume 1 by Elisabeth Zoller and Brigitte Kolloch, illus. by Betina Gotzen-Beek (Feb. 4, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1626363830) is the first volume in a horse-centric series. Ages 8–12.

Future Flash by Kita Helmetag Murdock (June 3, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1628738223). For as long as she can remember, Laney has had “future flashes”—visions of the future that she sees when she makes physical contact with another person. Ages 8–12.

The Truth: Diary of a Gutsy Tween by Barbara Becker Holstein (July 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1628736113). Told in diary-entry format, the book aims to encourage tween girls and nurture their self-esteem. Ages 8–12.

Alpha Goddess by Amalie Howard (Mar. 4, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1626362086). Unbeknownst to her parents, Sera is a human avatar of the Indian goddess Lakshmi. Ages 12–up.

Dark Days by Kate Ormand (June 3, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1628735949) is a sci-fi adventure novel. Ages 12–up.

Pandemic by Yvonne Ventresca (May 6, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1628736090). A terrifying deadly illness attacks Lil’s town and family in this debut thriller. Ages 12–up.


Cutie-Pie Books launches with Alphabet (July 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1629142296), Numbers (July 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1629142319), Opposites (July 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1629142326), and Colors (July 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1629142302), up to age 2. Mimi and Maty to the Rescue! welcomes Sadie the Sheep Disappears Without a Peep! by Brooke Smith, illus. by Alli Arnold (Mar. 4, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1626363441), ages 7–10. The Cloud Hunters adds Sky Run by Alex Shearer (May 6, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1628735932), ages 8–12.

Sleeping Bear Press

Otter Out of Water by Kathy-jo Wargin, illus. by John Bendall-Brunello (Feb. 1, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1585364312) is a poetry collection that explores what happens when wildlife wander indoors. Ages 4–8.

Bear and Bird by James Skofield and Jim Skofield, illus. by Jennifer Thermes (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1585368358). Bird returns home one spring to learn that his dear friend Bear is gone. Memories of their time together bring comfort and acceptance. Ages 5–8.

Ferry Tail by Katharine Kenah, illus. by Nicole Wong (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1585368297). Walter the ferry dog leaves the boat one day and can’t find his way home. Ages 5–8.

Hot Dog! Eleanor Roosevelt Throws a Picnic by Leslie Kimmelman, illus. by Victor Juhasz (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1585368303). In 1939, the U.S. hosted the King and Queen of England for the first time, and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt put on an all-American picnic for the royal guests. Ages 6–10.


I Am a Reader!: Digger and Daisy gains Digger and Daisy Go on a Picnic by Judy Young, illus. by Dana Sullivan (Feb. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1585368433), ages 4–6. I Am a Reader!: Frog and Friends adds Frog’s Lucky Day by Eve Bunting, illus. by Josée Masse (Apr. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1585368921), ages 6–8. Hazel Ridge Farm Stories continues with I Love You Just Enough by Robbyn Smith van Frankenhuyzen, illus. by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1585368396), ages 6–10. Stella Bats stars in Something Blue by Courtney Sheinmel, illus. by Jennifer A. Bell (Apr. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1585368518), ages 7–up.

Soho Press/Soho Teen

(Dist. by Random House)

Liv, Forever by Amy Talkington (Mar. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1616953225). Murder victim Liv Bloom learns she’s the latest victim of a dark conspiracy; one boy who’s able to see ghosts is her only link to the world of the living. Ages 14–up.

Ask Me by Kimberly Pauley (Apr. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1616953836). Maria is blessed—or cursed—with the power of an Oracle, but cannot decipher her own predictions. Ages 14–up.

I Become Shadow by Joe Shine (June 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1616953584). Ren Sharpe was abducted at 14 and chosen by the mysterious F.A.T.E. Center to become a Shadow: the fearless and unstoppable guardian of a future leader. Ages 14–up.

Hero Complex: A Keaton School Novel by Margaux Froley (July 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1616953201). Less than a month has passed since Devon uncovered the truth about the apparent suicide of Keaton’s golden boy, her unrequited love, Hutch. Now her own life has been threatened. Ages 14–up.


Sweet Dead Life returns with The A-Word: A Sweet Dead Life Novel by Joy Preble (May 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1616952907), ages 14–up.

Sono Nis Press

(Dist. by Orca)

Ting Ting by Kristie Hammond (Feb. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1550392104) tells of a young Chinese immigrant adjusting to her new life in Canada; inspired by a true story. Ages 8–12.

Prove It, Josh by Jenny Watson (Feb. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1550392111). Josh spends his summer dealing with his dyslexia and making time for his passion: sailing. Ages 8–12.

Sabotage by Karen Autio (Feb. 1, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1550392081) completes a trilogy about espionage, sabotage, and paranoia in Canada during World War I. Ages 10–14.

Sourcebooks Fire

My Life with the Walter Boys by Ali Novak (Mar. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1402297861). Having lost her parents, a teen goes to live with her mom’s best friend, who has 12 sons. Ages 12–17.

I Have a Bad Feeling About This by Jeff Strand (Mar. 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1402284557). Sixteen-year-old Henry and best friend Randy attend a summer survival camp that turns out to be armed by killers. Ages 12–17.

Undone by Cat Clarke (May 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1402292248). A teen plots revenge against the popular crowd who publically outed her best friend and caused his suicide. Ages 12–17.

Fat Boy vs. the Cheerleaders by Geoff Herbach (May 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1402291418). When the high school cheerleading team takes over the soda machine’s funds previously collected by the pep band, Gabe will not stand for it. Ages 12–17.

Boys Like You by Juliana Stone (May 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1402291470). Two teens grieving the death of loved ones are thrown together in a small town one summer. Ages 12–17.

Dream Boy by Mary Crockett and Madelyn Rosenberg (July 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1402295836). The perfect boy from Annabelle’s dream walks into her science class the next day and her life changes forever. Ages 12–17.

The Girl Who Never Was by Skylar Dorset (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1402292538). On her 17th birthday, Selkie discovers that she is a faerie princess, and that her mother wants her dead because she is fated to destroy the faerie court. Ages 12–17.

Real Prom Queens of Westfield High by Laurie Boyle Crompton (Feb. 4, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1402273469). Voted least likely to be prom queen, Shannon is selected to co-star in a hidden-camera reality TV show and undergoes a complete makeover. Ages 13–17.

16 Things I Thought Were True by Janet Gurtler (Mar. 4, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1402277979). A teen’s search for answers in the wake of her mother’s heart attack leads to a road trip to find the father she never knew. Ages 13–17.

The Summer I Wasn’t Me by Jessica Verdi (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1402277887). When Lexi’s mom finds out she’s in love with a girl, she is sent to a “restorative” camp run by people who think they can change her. Ages 13–17.

The Dare by Hannah Jayne (July 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1402294570). Bryn and her best friend both jumped off the pier one night, but only Bryn made it back to the surface. Ages 13–17.

Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally (July 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1402284793). Annie Winters is training to run a marathon in honor of her boyfriend, to finish what he started before his death. Ages 13–17.

The Cellar by Natasha Preston (Mar. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1492600978). A teen’s abduction devestates a community, but forges in her an unbreakable spirit to survive the prison where her captor has gathered the new family he wants to create. Ages 14–17.

Dear Nobody: The True Diary of Mary Rose by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain (Apr. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1402287589) is the real-life journal of a teen suffering from addiction, abuse, and cystic fibrosis, who has a powerful will to live. Ages 14–17.


Embrace concludes with Empower by Jessica Shirvington (May 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1402294600), ages 13–17. The Vast and Brutal Sea by Zoraida Cordova (July 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1402296208), ages 13–17, closes out the Vicious Deep trilogy.

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

I’ll Never Let You Go by Marianne Richmond (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1402297151). Edward is growing up and going off to school, and he is worried that Blankie will be sad and lonely while he is away. Ages 4–8.

Even Monsters... by A.J. Smith (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1402286520) depicts how monsters, too, go to school, brush their teeth, and feel emotions. Ages 4–8.

Pumpkin Time! by Erzsi Deàk, illus. by Doug Cushman (July 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1402295263). A girl’s summer of watching her garden grow pays off with a magnificent pumpkin at harvest time. Ages 4–8.

When Audrey Met Alice by Rebecca Behrens (Feb. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1402286421). First Daughter Audrey sees four years in the White House as akin to being on permanent lockdown, until she discovers Alice Roosevelt’s hidden diary. Ages 9–12.

The Summer Experiment by Cathie Pelletier (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1402285783). When mysterious lights appear over her hometown, Roberta is convinced she’s found the perfect project to win the Maine State Science Fair. Ages 9–12.

Maggie Malone and the Mostly Magical Boots by Olivia Swann and Jenna McCarthy (May 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1402293061). In this series debut, Maggie Malone is unimpressed by her aunt’s birthday gift of a pair of used, scuffed, plain brown boots until she wakes up in tween pop sensation Becca Star’s shoes—literally. Ages 9–12.

The Demon Notebook by Erika McGann (June 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1402295386) begins a series in which Grace and her friends stumble upon real magical powers when they use a Ouija board for the first time. Ages 9–12.

How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied by Jess Keating (June 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1402297557) launches the My Life Is a Zoo series about a girl whose zoologist parents move the whole family into the zoo. Ages 9–12.

Dorothy’s Derby Chronicles: Rise of the Undead Redhead by Meghan Dougherty, illus. by Alece Birnbach (July 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1402295355) begins a series about a girl who discovers her grandmother’s roller derby skates and tries the sport for herself. Ages 9–12.

The Ninja Librarians by Jen Swann Downey (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1402287701). At their local library, Dorrie and her brother Marcus fall through a passage into Petrarch’s Library, the headquarters of a secret society of ninja librarians who protect anyone in the world whose words have gotten them into trouble. Ages 9–13.

Ava and Pip by Carol Weston (Mar. 4, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1402288708). This first volume in a series introduces a fifth grader with a passion for palindromes and wordplay. Ages 10–12.

Model Under Cover: Paris by Carina Axelsson (Apr. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1402285875) kicks off a mystery series in which young sleuth Axelle poses as a model to uncover the truth behind a top fashion designer’s disappearance. Ages 10–14.

The Prank List by Anna Staniszewski (July 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1402286391). Rachel tries to help save her mom’s company from a rival house cleaners in this sequel to The Dirt Diaries. Ages 10–14.


Hello Kitty & Me offers Best Friends (July 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1402296451) and Hugs (July 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1402296406), ages 4–8. The Cupcake Club continues with Baby Cakes by Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk (Mar. 4, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1402283307), ages 9–12. Rose returns in Rose and the Lost Princess by Holly Webb (Apr. 1, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1402285844), ages 9–12. Unicorns in the Mist gains The Unicorn Thief by R.R. Russell (May 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1402279928), ages 9–12. Real Mermaids wraps up with Real Mermaids Don’t Sell Seashells by Helene Boudreau (Feb. 4, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1402284984), ages 10–14.

Spencer Hill Press

(Dist. by Midpoint)

Silent Starsong by T.J. Wooldridge (July 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1939392930). Eleven-year-old Kyra is meant to continue the family legacy of interpreting the future via the stars’ songs. Ages 8–12.

Hapenny Magick by Jennifer Carson (Apr. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1937053918). Mae and the others in the Hapenny race of little people must fight their oppressors. Ages 8–14.

Monster Within by Kelly Hashway (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1937053857). After Samantha’s death from cancer, her boyfriend finds a way to bring her back to life. But now she’s a monster draining others’ lives to survive. Ages 10–14.

The Book of Kindly Deaths by Eldritch Black (June 10, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1939392954). In a secret room belonging to her missing grandfather, Eliza finds a book whose monsters come alive. Ages 10–14.

Deadwood by Kell Andrews (June 24, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1939392077). Martin gets a message from a tree saying that it’s cursed, and so is Martin. Ages 10–14.

Zodiac Collector by Laura Diamond (July 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1937053635). When they turn 16, twin sisters catch the attention of a sorceress collecting children born under each Zodiac sign. Ages 12–16.

Behind the Scenes by Dahlia Adler (June 24, paper, $9.95, ISBN). Ally becomes an assistant to her TV star friend to earn money for college. Ages 13–18.

Siren’s Song by Heather McCollum (Feb. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1939392824). Jule, who is part siren, is able to put people into trances with her voice. Ages 14–18.

Sing Sweet Nightingale by Erica Cameron (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1937053963). Seventeen-year-old Mariella hasn’t said a word in four years, because she fears no one will believe there’s a world she can visit in her dreams. Ages 14–18.


Finn Finnegan welcomes Gideon’s Spear by Darby Karchut (Feb. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1937053949), ages 12–18. Whisper Falls gains Whisper in Time by Elizabeth Langston (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1937053819), ages 14–18. Milayna launches with Milayna by Michelle Pickett (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1937053833), featuring a demi-angel heroine, ages 14–18. And Camp Boyfriend rolls along with Camp Payback by J.K. Rock (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1939392909), ages 14–up.

St. Martin’s Griffin

Extraction by Stephanie Diaz (July 22, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1250041173). This debut introduces a fearless girl who escapes a brutal life on her planet’s surface, only to find herself battling to save the planet from destruction. Ages 12–17.

Reborn by C.C. Hunter (May 20, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1250035912) kicks off the Shadow Falls: After Dark series set at a camp that teaches supernatural teens to harness their powers. Ages 12–18.

Stella by Helen Eve (Mar. 25, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1250048172). In this YA debut, New Yorker Caitlin must navigate the tricky waters of a prestigious private school in England under the sway of dangerous queen bee Stella. Ages 12–18.

The Haven by Carol Lynch Williams (Mar. 4, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0312698713). Teens in a near-future world only know life in the Haven, a hospital helping to control the Disease that landed them there. Ages 13–18.

Blonde Ops by Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman (May 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1250030399) is a mystery set in the Rome offices of a high-fashion magazine. Ages 13–18.

Reckoning by Kerry Wilkinson (July 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1250053534) begins a trilogy about one girl’s determination to survive the whims of the cruel king whom she has been chosen to serve. Ages 13–18.

A Girl Called Fearless by Catherine Linka (May 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1250039293). Set in an alternate present-day U.S., this debut features a teen who must decide whether to submit to a forced marriage or run for freedom. Ages 13–up.

Push Girl by Chelsie Hill and Jessica Love (June 3, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1250045911) is a novel by one of the stars of the Sundance Channel reality show Push Girls. Ages 13–up.

The Divergent Companion: The Unauthorized Guide to the Series by Lois Gresh (Feb. 18, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1250045102) is a guide to Veronica Roth’s Divergent books. Ages 14–17.

Before My Eyes by Caroline Bock (Feb. 11, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1250045584). Three teens’ complicated lives intersect during a fateful Long Island summer. Ages 14–18.

Strange Sweet Song by Adi Rule (Mar. 11, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1250048165). A soprano enrolls in a remote music academy where nothing, including her mysterious vocal coach, is as it seems. Ages 14–18.

Complicit by Stephanie Kuehn (June 24, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1250044594) is a psychological thriller about a young man who is forced to deal with his past when his troubled sister comes back to town. Ages 14–up.

Dirty Wings by Sarah McCarry (July 15, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1250049384) retells the Persephone myth. Ages 14–up.


House of Night Novellas picks up Kalona’s Fall by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast (July 29, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1250046116), ages 12–17. Ashes of Twilight concludes with Remnants of Tomorrow by Kassy Tayler (Mar. 18, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0312641771), ages 12–18. Prep School Confidential issues Wicked Little Secrets by Kara Taylor (Mar. 4, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1250033604), ages 12–18. Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon gains Illusion (Apr. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1250002846), ages 12–18. Rain of the Ghosts grows with Spirits of Ash and Foam by Greg Weisman (May 13, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1250029829), ages 12–up.

Star Bright Books

Up and Down by Catherine Hnatov (Mar. 15, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1595723406) is a concept book about opposites. Ages 1–3.

Daddy’s Busy Day by Miriam Cohen, illus. by Ying-Hwa Hu (Apr. 15, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1595726681) chronicles a typical day for a stay-at-home dad. Ages 2–4.

Mole Catches the Sky by Ellen Tarlow, illus. by Tomek Bogacki (Feb. 15, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1595726568; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1595726575). Mole wishes she could bring the sun’s warmth and light, and a cool breeze, into her home. Ages 4–7.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Rebecca Hu-Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu (Mar. 15, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1595726667; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1595726674) retells the tale of hungry goats and a terrible, bridge-guarding troll. Ages 4–7.


How Gator Says Good-bye! (Feb. 4, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1454908210) and How Hippo Says Hello! (Feb. 4, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1454908203) by Abigail Samoun, illus. by Sarah Watts, introduce these words in seven different languages. Ages 2–4.

Puddle Pug by Kim Norman, illus. by Keika Yamaguchi (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1454904366). Percy the Pug searches for the perfect puddle. Ages 3–up.

How to Lose a Lemur by Frann Preston-Gannon (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1454911319). When a boy gets lost in the park and notices he’s being followed by a lemur, he tries to ditch the playful creature. Ages 3–5.

All Around the Town (May 6, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1454912569) and All Around the Zoo (May 6, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1454912576) by Jiri Dusek and Jan Pasala explore these places and introduce readers to simple vocabulary. Ages 3–5.

Who’s in the Tree?: and Other Lift-the-Flap Surprises by Craig Shuttlewood (Apr. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1454911937). In this novelty title, readers try to find each animal face that’s out of place. Ages 3–5.

Goodnight Songs: Illustrated by Twelve Award-Winning Picture Book Artists by Margaret Wise Brown (Mar. 4, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1454904465). This previously unpublished collection of lullabies comes packaged with a music CD. Ages 3–6.

Travel Through Towns with Bernie and Ben by Iva Sisperova (May 6, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1454912385). Bernie and his dog, Ben, explore the wonders of such cities as Paris, Dubai, and Shanghai. Ages 6–8.

Space Atlas by Jiri Dusek and Jan Pisala (May 6, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1454912378). This reference title includes six foldouts that contain such highlights as detailed maps of the moon. Ages 6–8.

Tooth & Claw: The Wild World of Big Predators by Jim Arnosky (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1402786242) introduces carnivorous creatuers. Ages 6–10.

World Atlas by Jiri Dusek and Jan Pisala (May 6, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1454912354) contains seven fold-out maps of the continents. Ages 8–10.

Fact or Fib?: A Challenging Game of True or False (May 6, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1454909828) and Fact or Fib? 2: A Challenging Game of True or False (May 6, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1454909835) by Kathy Furgang are quiz books centered on science and the natural world. Ages 8–up.

The Secret Journal of Victor Frankenstein: On the Workings of the Human Body by David Stewart (Feb. 4, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-1906370824) combines science with Mary Shelley’s novel to explore the basics of human anatomy. Ages 10–up.


American Museum of Natural History Board Books welcomes ABC Oceans by (Apr. 1, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1454911951), ages 2–5. Look & See greets Guess Who? (May 6, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1454908524), Little Star (May 6, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1454905998), Mommy, Where Are You? (May 6, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1454906155), and What Sound Do You Make? (May 6, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1454906421), ages 3–5. American Museum of Natural History Easy Readers grows with Extreme Survivors: (Level 2) by Connie Roop and Peter Roop (Apr. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1454906315; paper, $3.95, ISBN 978-1402777912) and World’s Fastest Animals: (Level 2) by Melissa Stewart (Apr. 1, hardcover, $9.95, ISBN 978-1454906339; paper, $3.95, ISBN 978-1402777936), ages 5–6. Good Question! rolls along with How Is My Brain Like a Supercomputer?: And Other Questions About The Human Body by Melissa Stewart, illus. by Peter Bull (July 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1454906803; paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1454906810), Why Did T. rex Have Such Short Arms?: And Other Questions About Dinosaurs by Melissa Stewart, illus. by Julius Csotonyi (July 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1454906780; paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1454906797), How Strong Is an Ant?: And Other Questions About Bugs and Insects by Mary Kay Carson, illus. by Carol Schwartz (July 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1454906841; paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1454906858), Why Is the Sea Salty?: And Other Questions About the Ocean by Benjamin Richmond, illus. by Cecelia Azhderian (July 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1454906766 ; paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1454906773), and What Makes a Tornado Twist?: And Other Questions About Weather by Mary Kay Carson, illus. by Louis Mackay (July 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1454906827; paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1454906834), ages 6–up.


The Batsford Book of Chess for Children by Sabrina Chevannes (Feb. 4, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1849940696) is a character-based guide, starring two kids named Jess and Jamie, for teaching youngsters how to play this game. Ages 7–up.

Sterling/Book House

The Viking Codex: The Saga of Leif Eriksson by Fiona MacDonald (Mar. 4, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1906370626) offers facts about Viking culture. Ages 7–up.

Sterling/Boxer Books

Kittens (Feb. 4, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1907967788) and Puppies (Feb. 4, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1907967764) by Laura Ellen Anderson feature vignettes about these baby animals. Up to age 3.

Is That My Cat? by Jonathan Allen (Mar. 4, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1907967740). Something’s up with this rather large kitty—the same one who used to fit through the cat door, climbed trees fearlessly, and always wanted to play. Ages 3–5.

Magic Shapes (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1907967931) and Magic Numbers (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1907967948) by PatrickGeorge are concept books that feature transforming, transparent acetate pages. Ages 3–6.


Bunny and Bee are back in Animal Friends by Sam Williams (Mar. 4, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1907967887), up to age 3. And The Storyteller adds The Little Mermaid and Other Fishy Tales by Jane Ray (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1907967818), ages 5–up.

Sterling/Carlton Books

The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Activity Book (May 6, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1783120352) contains facts, games, and stickers relating to this international soccer tournament. Ages 4–up.

The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Kids’ Handbook (May 6, spiral bound, $9.95, ISBN 978-1783120345) contains information about host country Brazil, the stadiums, and top players. Ages 7–11.

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Fact File by Jon Mattos (May 6, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1780974712) is a FIFA-endorsed guide containing easy-to-follow team analyses of all 32 finalists. Ages 8–up.

A History of the World with Google Earth: History for the Digital Age—Online and on the Page by Penny Worms, illus. by William Ings (Mar. 4, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1780971131) is an internet-linked, time-traveling, globetrotting puzzle book. Ages 8–up.


First Numbers (Feb. 4, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1907184154), First Machines (Feb. 4, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1906714628) and First Sizes (Feb. 4, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1907184147) by Rob Walker are board books introducing vocabulary and early concepts. Age 2–4.


Black & White by David Stewart welcomes Animals (Mar. 4, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1906714642) and Trains (Mar. 4, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1906714635), up to age 1. Eyebaby gains Animals by David Salariya (Mar. 4, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1906714475), up to age 1. Brighter Baby by David Salariya welcomes Feelings!: A Baby’s Guide to Babies’ Feelings (May 6, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1905638994), On the Go!: A Baby’s Guide to Getting on the Move (May 6, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1906370299), and I Am Small!: A Baby’s Guide to What Babies Need to Know (May 6, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1906370305), up to age 3.


Aldo Moon and the Ghost at Gravewood Hall by Alex Woolf (Mar. 4, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1908177841). Aldo, an orphan from Victorian London adopted by a wealthy family, solves mysteries with his psychic powers. Ages 11-up.

Time Out of Time: Book 1 by Alex Woolf (Feb. 4, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1907184550) is the first volume in the sci-fi Chronosphere series, set in a world in which people can stop time. Ages 14–up.


Orphaned twins Benjamin and Louise are in for high seas adventure in the Jolly Roger series by Alain Surget, illus. by Annette Marnat, which launches with six titles including The Pirate’s Legacy (Apr. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1907184338), The Ghost Ship (Apr. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1907184345), and Shark Island (Apr. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1907184536), ages 8–up.


Itch Rocks: The Further Adventures of an Element Hunter by Simon Mayo (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1454905103) continues the exploits of Itchingham Lofte, whose family is now being protected by MI5. Ages 12–up.


Tiger’s Curse adds Tiger’s Voyage by Colleen Houck (May 6, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1454903574), ages 12–up.

Storey Publishing

(Dist. by Workman)

Pop-Out & Paint Dogs & Cats by Cindy Littlefield (May 6, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1612121406) provides animal facts, and instructions and materials for creating realistic stand-up paper models of dog and cat breeds. Ages 8–14.

Sylvan Dell

(Dist. by Ingram)

Daisylocks by Marianne Berkes, illus. by Cathy Morrison (Feb. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1628552065). Daisylocks is unhappy with her planting spot, and asks Wind to find her a perfect place to be cultivated. Ages 4–8.

First Fire: A Cherokee Folktale by Nancy Kelly Allen, illus. by Sherry Rogers (Feb. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1628552072) introduces animal characteristics and explains how fire was brought to the cold earth by a brave water spider. Ages 4–8.

The Beavers’ Busy Year by Mary Holland (Feb. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1628552041) provides an introduction to the life of a beaver. Ages 4–8.

Kali’s Story: An Orphaned Polar Bear Rescue by Jennifer Keats Curtis, photographs by John Gomes (Feb. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1628552089) follows the saga of an orphaned cub from his rescue in Alaska to his eventual home at the Buffalo Zoo. Ages 4–8.

Cool Summer Tail by Carrie Pearson, illus. by Christina Wald (Feb. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1628552058) explores how animals keep cool in the heat of summer. Ages 4–8.

Polar Bears and Penguins: A Compare and Contrast Book by Katharine Hall (Feb. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1628552096) looks at two very different cold weather species that live at opposite ends of the earth. Ages 4–8.


Animal Helpers adds Aquariums by Jennifer Keats Curtis (Feb. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1628552034), ages 4–9.

Tanglewood Press

(Dist. by PGW/Perseus)

Miss You Like Crazy by Pamela Hall, illus. by Jennifer A. Bell (Apr. 15, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1933718910). Walnut’s mom has to go to work but she assures him that he is always on her mind even when they are apart. Ages 4–8.


The Ashfall Trilogy comes to a close with Sunrise by Mike Mullin (Apr. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1939100016), ages 14–up.

Tango Books

(Dist. by IPG)

The Happy Shiny Blue Circle: A Touch-and-Feel Book of Shapes by David Carter (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1857078619) introduces shapes via illustrations, foils, and a pop-up spread. Ages 3–5.

Making Colors: A Pop-Up Book by James Diaz and Francesca Diaz (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1857078534) offers a visual lesson in mixing hues. Ages 5–up.


Fairytale Pop-Ups gains Hansel and Gretel by Louise Rowe (Apr. 1, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1857078589), ages 5–7.

Tara Books

(Dist. by PGW)

The Color Book by Sophie Benini Pietromarchi (Apr. 15, hardcover, $21.95, ISBN 978-9383145010) explores concepts including mixing shades, and the various feelings that colors can evoke. Ages 8–up.

Text Publishing

(Dist. by Consortium)

Fire in the Sea by Myke Bartlett (Feb. 11, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1921922749). When 16-year-old Sadie witnesses dark, menacing forms emerge from the sea and attack an old man, she finds herself caught up in an ancient conflict. Ages 14–up.

Thames & Hudson

(Dist. by Norton)

My Animal Book: Facts and Fun, Questions and Answers, Things to Make and Do (May 20, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-0500650240) is an activity book. Ages 4–up.

Racing Driver: How to Drive Racing Cars Step by Step by Giles Chapman (May 20, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-0500650264) offers an interactive introduction to car racing. Ages 8–up.

Eureka!: The Most Amazing Scientific Discoveries of All Time by Mike Goldsmith (May 20, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0500650257) profiles such scientists as Marie Curie and Galileo, and discusses contributions and discoveries. Ages 9–up.

Thomas Nelson

I Love You All the Same by Donna Keith, illus. by Allison Edgson (May 27, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0529102041). Three bear cubs learn that even though they are different from one another, their parents love them equally. Ages 1–4. Sleep Sweet, My Little One by Patsy Clairmont, illus. by Shelley Johannes (June 10, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1400324019). A child plays in the glow of the moon and is thankful for the light it provides as it lulls him to sleep. Ages 1–4.

Good Night, Little Pumpkin by Claire Keay (July 29, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1400323432). Milo wears his pumpkin costume and makes the rounds at the harvest party with his friends in this die-cut board book. Ages 1–4.

Being Thankful by Mercer Mayer (July 29, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1400322480). Little Critter discovers why it’s important to be thankful for what he has and not to be upset about what he doesn’t. Ages 4–7.

Dreamtreaders by Wayne Thomas Batson (May 6, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1400323661) begins a fantasy trilogy that explores the concept of dreams and their effects on us. Ages 8–12.

So Not Okay by Nancy Rue (May 13, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1400323708) is the first title in the Mean Girl Makeover trilogy, which presents bullying stories from three points of view: the bully, the victim, and the bystander. Ages 8–12.

Tiger Tales

Stories for 1 Year Olds (Mar. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1589255197), Stories for 2 Year Olds (Mar. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1589255203), and Stories for 3 Year Olds (Mar. 1, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1589255210) include short stories divided by pages of poems and verse. Ages 1–7.

I Can Do It! by Tracey Corderoy, illus. by Caroline Pedler (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1589251533). Baby Bear, who wants to do everything by himself, realizes that sometimes having help is just fine. Ages 3–6.

Scowl by Steve Smallman, illus. by Richard Watson (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1589251557). A small bird tries to cheer up grumpy Scowl the owl. Ages 3–7.

Big and Small by Elizabeth Bennett, illus. by Jane Chapman (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1589251519). Best friends Big and Small always find ways to help each other out of trouble. Ages 3–7.

Jack and the Jelly Beanstalk by Rachael Mortimer, illus. by Liz Pichon (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1589251366). Magic jellybeans are the catalyst for this twist on a familiar tale. Ages 3–7.

Mom’s the Word by Timothy Knapman, illus. by Jamie Littler (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1589251571). A puppy tries to find the word that describes the happy things in his life. Ages 3–7.

Dangerous! by Tim Warnes (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1589251526). Mole, who loves to stick labels on objects, finds something unsusual in the woods that he labels “lumpy,” “bumpy,” “gigantic,” and “dangerous.” Ages 3–7.

Mommy’s Little Sunflowers by Angela McAllister, illus. by Alison Edgson (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1589251540). Scurry plans to grow a sunflower for his mother—until his little brother eats the only sunflower seed. Ages 3–7.

That Dog! by Gillian Shield, illus. by Cally Johnson-Isaacs (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1589251373). The Jones family’s neglected dog sets out on his own. Ages 3–7.


Baby Look gains Baby Bright (Mar. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1589255838) and Baby Shine (Mar. 1, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1589255845), illus. by Samantha Meredith, up to age 3. My First Jumbo Tab Book adds My Busy Day (Mar. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1589255906) and Things That Go (Mar. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1589255890), up to age 3. My First Lift and Learn greets Easter Surprise (Mar. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1589255807), up to age 3. My First Touch and Feel issues ABC Alphabet Fun (Mar. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1589255920) and 123 Counting Fun (Mar.1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-1589255913), up to age 3. My First Storybook continues with Can’t You Sleep, Little Puppy? by Tim Warnes (Mar. 1, hardcover, $6.99, ISBN 978-1589255081), ages 2–5. Britta welcomes My Book of Opposites, (Mar. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1589255869) and My Book of Counting (Mar. 1, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-1589255852), illus. by Britta Teckentrup, ages 2–5.

My Little World welcomes Roar (Mar. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1589255937) and Zoom (Mar. 1, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1589255944) by Jonathan Litton, illus. by Fhiona Galloway. Hugless Douglas is back in We Love You, Hugless Douglas! by David Melling (Mar. 1, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1589251380), ages 3–7.

Tilbury House

Before We Eat by Pat Brisson, illus. by Mary Azarian (Apr. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0884483540) explores where our food comes from and how it gets to our table. Ages 4–8.

Always Mom, Forever Dad by Joanna Rowland, illus. by Penny Weber (May 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0884483670) depicts children who have two households, and two caring parents. Ages 6–9.

The Soda Bottle School: A True Story of Recycling, Teamwork, and One Crazy Idea by Laura Kutner and Suzanne Slade, illus. by Aileen Darragh (May 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0884483717) is the true story of how a boy in a Guatemalan village got the idea to use soda bottles and other reusable trash to build an addition onto his school. Ages 6–12.


Copper Magic by Julia Mary Gibson (July 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0765332110). This historical novel focuses on Native American culture, ecology, and an unearthed talisman. Ages 10–14.

Cartboy Goes to Camp by L.A. Campbell (June 10, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0765333278) Hapless Hal goes to history camp in this sequel to Cartboy and the Time Capsule. Ages 8–12.

Summoned by Anne M. Pillsworth (June 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0765335890). Sean answers an ad for an apprentice sorcerer from a newspaper dated March 21, 1895. Ages 12–17.

Expiration Day by William Campbell Powell (Apr. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0765338280). In this futuristic debut, a girl finds out what it means to be human in a world in which most children are sophisticated androids who are returned to the manufacturer on their 18th birthdays. Ages 13–17.


New Deadtime Stories by Annette Cascone and Gina Cascone are The Witching Game (May 6, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0765330727) and Grave Secrets (May 6, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0765330710), ages 8–12. Monsterrific Tales gains The Gloomy Ghost by David Lubar (July 8, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0765330802), ages 8–12. Warped and Creepy Tales by David Lubar continues with Wipeout of the Wireless Weenies: And Other Warped and Creepy Tales (Apr. 22, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0765332141), ages 8–12. Replica welcomes Resistance by Jenna Black (Mar. 11, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0765333728), ages 12–17. The Article 5 Trilogy concludes with Three by Kristen Simmons (Feb. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0765329608), ages 13–18. Shadow Grail rolls along with Victories by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill (Apr. 22, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-0765317643), ages 13–18. And The Nightmare Dilemma by Mindee Arnett (Mar. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0765333346) joins Arkwell Academy, ages 14–18.


(Dist. by Orca)

Anna Carries Water by Olive Senior, illus. by Laura James (Feb. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1896580609) is set in Jamaica and stars a girl learning to balance the water she fetches from the spring each day on her head. Ages 4–7.

The Bug House Family Restaurant by Beverley Brenna, illus. by Marc Mongeau (Feb. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1926890012) is a collection of poetry about a restaurant that only serves insect dishes. Ages 8–10.

Victoria by Silvana Goldemberg (Feb. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1896580951). A teenage girl runs away from home and learns to live on the dangerous streets of a provincial city in Argentina. Ages 12–14.


(Dist. by IPG)

Falling to Ash by Karen Mahoney (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0552565264). Newly made vampire Moth is struggling to find her place in the human and supernatural worlds. Ages 13–up.


(Dist. by Orca)

Bubbly Troubly Polar Bear by Lisa Dalrymple, illus. by Elizabeth Pratt (Feb. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1771030175). Dad brings Nat and her polar bear to the soap factory on Bring Your Kids to Work Day. Ages 4–8.

On Poppy’s Beach by Susan Pynn Taylor, illus. by David Sturge (Feb. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1771030151). A child explores a rural Newfoundland beach on a summer day. Ages 4–8.

Tundra Books

The ACB with Honora Lee by Kate DeGoldi, illus. by Gregory O’Brien (Apr. 8, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1770497221). Perry works on an unconventional alphabet book with her grandmother during her weekly visits with Gran at the rest home. Ages 10–up.

The World Outside by Eva Wiseman (Apr. 8, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0887769818) explores the life of a teenage girl in a fundamentalist Hasidic community who dreams of a different future. Ages 12–up.

The Voice Inside My Head by S.J. Laidlaw (Mar. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1770495654). Seventeen-year-old Luke follows his sister’s voice, which guides him to Honduras, where she has mysteriously disappeared during a summer internship. Ages 14–up.

If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur by Linda Bailey, illus. by Colin Jack (May 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1770495685) offers a tongue-in-cheek look at the practical uses of dinosaurs. Ages 3–7.

Nancy Knows by Cybèle Young (July 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN). Nancy the elephant remembers lots of things, except the very thing she is trying to remember. Ages 3–7.

Adventures with Barefoot Critters by Teagan White (May 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1770496248). Animal characters explore the alphabet through the seasons. Ages 4–8.

Julia, Child by Kyo Maclear, illus. by Julie Morstad (July 8, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1770494497). In this fictional tale loosely inspired by the renowned chef, two young friends share a love of cooking. Ages 5–9.

Nine Words Max by Dan Bar-el, illus. by David Huyck (Apr. 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1770495623) features a prince who talks too much and his brothers’ misguided solution to the “problem.” Ages 5–9.

The Highest Number in the World by Roy MacGregor, Geneviève Després (Feb. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1770495753). Young Gabriella is crushed when she joins a new hockey team and doesn’t get a jersey with her lucky number on it. Ages 6–9.

The Bambino and Me by Zachary Hyman, illus. by Zachary Pullen (Apr. 8, paperback, $17.99, ISBN 978-1770496279). Yankees fanatic George must be polite and wear the Red Sox gear his uncle sends him—to a Yankees-Red Sox game. Includes a CD narrated by actor Jason Alexander. Ages 6–9.

Millhouse by Natale Ghent (May 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1770496392) stars a hairless guinea pig with a penchant for Shakespeare. Ages 7–10.

Viminy Crowe’s Comic Book by Marthe Jocelyn and Richard Scrimger, illus. by Claudia Davila (May 13, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1770494794). Geeky Wylder meets cool Addy at Toronto ComiCon and the duo gets swept into a comic book. Ages 9–12.


Disgusting Creatures gains The Fly (Mar. 11, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1770496361) and The Worm (Mar. 11, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1770496330) by Elise Gravel, ages 6–9. And Screech Owls welcomes The Mystery of the Russian Ransom by Roy MacGregor (Feb. 11, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1770494206), ages 9–12.

Tundra Books/Fenn-Tundra

(Dist. by Random House)


Major League Baseball: First Base Books introduces licensed concept books Baseball Opposites (Feb. 11, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1770495180) and Baseball Animals (Feb. 11, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1770494749) by Christopher Jordan, ages 3–7.

Tuttle Publishing

All About Indonesia: Stories, Songs and Crafts for Kids by Linda Hibbs (Feb. 4, hardcover, $16.95, 978-0804840859) explores the enormous island chain. Ages 6–10.

Japanese Children’s Favorite Stories: Anniversary Edition by Florence Sakade, illus. by Yoshisuke Kurosaki (Feb. 4, hardcover, $17.95, 978-4805312605) offers 20 tales of kindness. Ages 6–10.

More Japanese Children’s Favorite Stories: Anniversary Edition by Florence Sakade, illus. by Yoshio Hayashi (February 4, hardcover, $17.95 978-4805312650). Readers meet a delicate princess, a flying farmer, a dragon, and other Japanese characters. Ages 6–10.

Ulysses Press

(Dist. by PGW)

Jake and Miller’s Big Adventure: A Prepper’s Book for Kids by Bernie Carr, illus. by Aja Wells (Mar. 18, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1612432717). Jake and his dog Miller are packing for a wilderness adventure, bringing along all the necessities for any emergency situation. Ages 4–up.

University of Minnesota Press

Plant a Pocket of Prairie by Phyllis Root (Apr. 15, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0816679805) provides a look at the endangered prairie ecosystem, and encourages readers to help restore it. Ages 5–10.

University of Nebraska Press

Two Hawk Dreams by Lawrence Loendorf and Nancy Medaris Stone (Apr. 1, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-0803264885). A Tukudika Shoshone boy lives on land that will one day be known as Yellowstone National Park. Ages 10–12.

University of South Carolina Press/Young Palmetto

First, You Explore: The Story of Young Charles Townes by Rachel Haynie, illus. by Trahern Cook (May 1, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-1611173437; paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1611173444) presents the life story of the Nobel Prize–winning inventor of the laser. Ages 8–12.

AIDS in the Endzone, edited by Kendra Albright and Karen Gavigan, illus. by Sarah Petrulis (May 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1611174243) is a graphic novella that promotes HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. Ages 13–18.

University of Texas Press

Oveta Culp Hobby: Colonel, Cabinet Member, Philanthropist by Debra Winegarten (Apr. 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-0292722682) profiles the woman who founded the Women’s Army Corps, served as Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, and ran a media empire that included the Houston Post and radio and TV stations. Ages 11 to 13.


(Dist. by Ingram)

Eric’s Big Day: A Bicycle Race Unlike Any Other by Rod Waters (Apr. 8, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1937715236). Riding through his village to meet a friend, a boy Eric helps cyclists and realizes he has won a bike race. Ages 4–8.


Found by Salina Yoon (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0802735591). Bear finds a lost toy bunny in the forest and posts signs to look for the owner. Ages 3–6.

Penguin and Pumpkin by Salina Yoon (July 29, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0802737328). Penguin’s younger brother, Pumpkin, is too little to join in some of the fall fun. Ages 3–6.

On My Way to School by Sarah Maizes, illus. by Michael Paraskevas (July 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0802737007). Livi’s imagination takes her on adventures on her way to school. Ages 3–6.

Time for Bed, Fred! by Yasmeen Ismail (Feb. 11, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0802735973). A mischievous dog comes up with playful distractions to avoid bedtime. Ages 4–8.

A Thirst for Home: A Story of Water Across the World by Christine Ieronimo, illus. by Eric Velasquez (May 20, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0802723079). Based on true events, this is the story of a girl’s transition from poverty in Ethiopia to a new life in the U.S. Ages 4–8.

A Taste of Freedom: Gandhi and the Great Salt March by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel, illus. by Guiliano Ferri (Feb. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0802794673) depicts this historic event through the eyes of a child. Ages 6–9.

Bugged: How Insects Changed History by Sarah Albee, illus. by Robert Leighton (Apr. 15, paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-0802734228) explores the clash between the human and insect worlds. Ages 8–12.

How They Choked: Failures, Flops, and Flaws of the Awfully Famous by Georgia Bragg (May 6, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0802734884) offers insight into some of the most spectacular failures of all time. Ages 10–14.

How the Beatles Changed the World by Martin W. Sandler (Feb. 4, hardcover, $20.99, ISBN 978-0802735652) takes a look at Beatlemania, beginning with the February 9, 1964 performance on The Ed Sullivan Show. Ages 10–14.

Lady Thief: A Scarlet Novel by A.C. Gaughen (Feb. 11, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0802736147). This sequel to Scarlet follows Robin Hood and the other denizens of Nottingham. Ages 12–17.

Bright Before Sunrise by Tiffany Schmidt (Feb. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0802735003). Brighton and Jonah are thrown together repeatedly over the course of a single night. Ages 12–17.

Open Road Summer by Emery Lord (Apr. 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0802736109). Reagan embarks on a cross-country road trip with her pop star best friend, and meets a new guy. Ages 12–17.

Vengeance by Megan Miranda (Feb. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0802735034). The mystery surrounding Falcon Lake and its connection to Delaney gets even more twisted in this sequel to Fracture. Ages 14–up.

Cured by Bethany Wiggins (Mar. 4, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0802734204) continues the adventures of twins Fiona and Jonah, who are cured of the virus that had turned them into biologically engineered beasts. Ages 14–up.

Irresistible by Liz Bankes (Apr. 8, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0802736215). Mia must decide between the safe bet, Dan, or Jamie, who is a little bit more dangerous. Ages 14–up.

One Past Midnight by Jessica Shirvington (July 22, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0802737021). Sabine shifts between two vastly different worlds every night at 12:01 a.m. Ages 14–up.


Dark Lord adds School’s Out by Jamie Thomson (Feb. 4, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0802735225), ages 10–14.

White Cloud Press

(Dist. by PGW)

Gifts from the Enemy by Trudy Ludwig, illus. by Craig Orback (May 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1935952978) is the true story of Alter Wiener, who found an unlikely source of kindness during his imprisonment in German concentration camps as a teenager. Ages 8–12.

Wild Iris

(Dist. by Midpoint)


Curious Critters gains Curious Critters Volume 2 by David Fitzsimmons (Feb. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1936607709), ages 2–8.

Woodbine House

Animal Fun for Everyone! by Marjorie Pitzer (Apr. 11, board book, $11.95, ISBN 978-1606131886) features photos of kids with Down syndrome enjoying themselves with a menagerie of animal friends. Up to age 6.

The Adventures of Stretch More: Pick-Your-Path Stories for Solving Problems Together by Trina Epstein and Ross Greene (Apr. 1, paper, $18.95, ISBN 978-1606132012). Readers help rubber-band character Stretch learn to manage challenging situations by choosing his actions in three stories, and examining the consequences. Ages 8 to 13.


Pocket Piggies Numbers!: Featuring the Teacup Pigs of Pennywell Farm (May 6, board book, $5.95, ISBN 978-0761179795) and Pocket Piggies Colors!: Featuring the Teacup Pigs of Pennywell Farm (May 6, board book, $5.95, ISBN 978-0761179801) by Richard Austin introduce early concepts via photos of tiny piglets. Up to age 4.


Star Wars Workbooks launches with 12 subject-specific curriculum-based workbooks—three per grade from pre-K to second grade—including Preschool Number Fun (June 17, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0761178026), ages 4–5; Kindergarten Phonics and ABCs (June 17, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0761178071), ages 5–6; 1st Grade Reading (June 17, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0761178101), ages 6–7; and 2nd Grade Writing (June 17, paper, $8.95, ISBN 978-0761178132), ages 7–8.

Zest Books

(Dist. by HMH)

Scared Stiff: Everything You Need to Know About 50 Famous Phobias by Sara Latta, illus. by G.E. Gallas (Feb. 4, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1936976492). Drawing from biology, psychology, history, and pop culture, this book features 50 fears, from arachnophobia to zoophobia. Ages 12–up.

Members Only: Secret Societies, Sects, and Cults Exposed! by Julie Tibbott (June 24, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1936976522) uncovers mysterious organizations through time, revealing their shared beliefs and actions. Ages 12–up.

The Green Teen Cookbook, edited by Laurane Marchive and Pam McElroy (July 29, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1936976584) offers more than 70 recipes written by teens, for teens. Ages 12–up.

Undecided: Navigating Life and Learning After High School by Genevieve Morgan (Apr. 8, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1936976324) helps high school students think about who they are and what they want, and assess options available to them after graduation. Ages 14–up.


(Dist. by Zondervan)


The Merlin Spiral continues with Merlin’s Nightmare by Robert Treskillard (Mar. 25, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0310735090), ages 13–18. And The Safe Lands adds Rebels by Jill Williamson (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0310735779), ages 15–up.