F+W Media/Merit

Alice in Wonderland High by Rachel Shane (Apr. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4405-8466-4). When she meets a group of eco vigilantes, Alice finally finds a way to rebel—with drastic consequences. Ages 14–up.

Crossing into Brooklyn by Mary Ann McGuigan (July 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4405-8463-3). Morgan discovers that her privileged past was a lie, but will she share the truth with those close to her? Ages 14–up.

We Will Be Crashing Shortly by Hollis Gillespie (June 15, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4405-6770-4). Student pilot April is stranded in the middle of the ocean in this sequel to Unaccompanied Minor. Ages 14–up.

A Work of Art by Melody Maysonet (Mar. 18, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4405-8254-7). Tera plans to attend a prestigious art school to prove herself to her artist father—then he is arrested for a vile crime. Ages 14–up.

Far Far Away

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The Ocean Counting Book by Noel Grammont, illus. by Emmeline Pidgen (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-908786-80-7), is a sea-themed counting and look-and-find story. Ages up to 5.

Mouse and the Moon Made of Cheese by Dean Russell, illus. by Chloe Elliott (Apr. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-908786-70-8). A little mouse with big dreams stars in this tale about perseverance. Ages 3–5.

Stardragon by Moira Butterfield, illus. by Adolfo Serra (May 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-908786-37-1). Alfie’s new pet is a kitten who transforms into a dragon when taken by surprise. Ages 4–up.

Sylvester and the New Year by Eduard Mörike, illus. by Emmeline Pidgen (June 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-908786-66-1), retells the legend of Sylvester’s annual journey to Earth. Ages 4–up.

A Colourful Wish by Noel Grammont, illus. by Gillian Tyler (Apr. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-908786-35-7). An artist encourages a talented rabbit’s artistic endeavors. Ages 5–7.

Rabbitwood: The Remarkable Story of the Hon. Tobbit of Hobblestone by Noel Grammont, illus. by Ester Garcia (July 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-908786-64-7), tells of a fox and the rabbit who rescues him. Ages 5–7.

Rumpelstiltskin by Noel Grammont, illus. by Peter Bailey (May 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-908786-87-6), relays this fairy tale from a novel perspective. Ages 5–7.


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Babies! welcomes Barn Babies! (May 1, board book, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-56037-627-9), ages 2–5.

Fine Feather Press

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New Let’s Look Spot & Learn, Stick & Play Books by Andrea Pinnington and Caz Buckingham are Let’s Look for Butterflies (Apr. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-908489-05-0), Let’s Look for Garden Birds (Apr. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-908489-04-3), Let’s Look for Garden Wildlife (Apr. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-908489-07-4), Let’s Look for Wild Flowers (June 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-908489-06-7), Let’s Look in Ponds & Rivers (June 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-908489-13-5), Let’s Look in Woods & Forests (June 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-908489-14-2), Let’s Look on the Farm (June 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-908489-12-8), and Let’s Look on the Seashore (Apr. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-908489-11-1), ages 4–8. Sticker Play Scenes by Pinnington and Buckingham issues Butterflies (May 1, novelty book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-908489-16-6), Farm (May 1, novelty book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-908489-20-3), Garden Birds (May 1, novelty book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-908489-15-9), Garden Wildlife (May 1, novelty book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-908489-18-0), Ponds & Rivers (May 1, novelty book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-908489-21-0), Seashore (May 1, novelty book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-908489-19-7), Wild Flowers (May 1, novelty book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-908489-17-3), and Woods & Forests (May 1, novelty book, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-908489-22-7), ages 5–6. And Get Out presents Get Out! Nature Puzzles & Games by Buckingham and Pinnington (Apr. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-908489-08-1), ages 5–10.



Top 10 for Kids gains Deadly Animals (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-77085-526-7) and Pets (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-77085-527-4) by Paul Terry, ages 8–11.

Fitzhenry & Whiteside

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Gerbil, Uncurled by Alison Hughes (June 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-55455-332-7). Grandpa understands when Little Gerbil has trouble following some of the Gerbil Mottos he taught her. Ages 4–7.

Bite into Bloodsuckers by Kari-Lynn Winters (Mar. 15, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-55455-326-6) examines blood-sucking bugs and other real-life “vampires.” Ages 7–11.

That Squeak by Carolyn Beck (May 15, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55455-293-1). Missing his best friend, Jay, Joe decides to repair Jay’s bike with the help of a new friend. Ages 7–11.

Sammy and the Headless Horseman by Rona Arato (June 15, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-55455-269-6). Working in a hotel for the summer, Sammy is drawn into a sinister plot. Ages 10–up.


The Ehrich Weisz Chronicles adds Infinity Coil by Marty Chan (Mar. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-55455-345-7), ages 12–up.


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Dragon and Captain by P.R. Allabach, illus. by Lucas Turnbloom (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-936261-33-8). Two boys search for a lost ship in this comic book-style backyard adventure. Ages 5–7.


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Formac First Novels offers Morgan’s Got Game by Ted Staunton, illus. by Bill Slavin (Mar. 1, paper, $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4595-0334-2), ages 6–9.

Free Spirit

Nobody! A Story About Overcoming Bullying in Schools by Erin Frankel, illus. by Paula Heaphy (May 15, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-57542-495-8; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-57542-496-5). Thomas deals with a third-grade menace in this graphic novel-format picture book. Ages 5–9.


Best Behavior Board Books releases Voices Are Not for Yelling by Elizabeth Verdick, illus. by Marieka Heinlen (Apr. 20, board book, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-57542-500-9), ages up to 4. Joining Best Behavior is Voices Are Not for Yelling by Verdick, illus. by Heinlen (Apr. 20, paper, $11.95, ISBN 978-1-57542-501-6), ages 4–7. Being the Best Me greets Forgive and Let Go! (May 15, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-57542-485-9; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-57542-487-3) and Stand Tall! (May 15, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-57542-484-2; paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-57542-486-6) by Cheri J. Meiners, illus. by Elizabeth Allen, ages 4–8. And new Learning to Get Along titles by Meiners are Know and Follow the Rules / Saber y seguir las reglas (Apr. 15, paper, $12.45, ISBN 978-1-57542-498-9) and Talk and Work It Out / Hablar y resolver (Apr. 15, paper, $12.45, ISBN 978-1-57542-497-2), ages 4–8.

Gauthier/Hungry Goat

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The Camp Milestone Trilogy concludes with Milestones, Ever After by S.A. Hodges (Feb. 3, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-942314-18-9), ages 9–up.


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I Am the Wolf...and Here I Come! by Bénédicte Guettier (Mar. 9, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-877579-42-4). What will the wolf do once he finishes getting dressed? Ages 1–up.

Where Is Pim? by Lena Landström (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-927271-73-5). Pom and his dog search for Pim, who suddenly disappears while they’re playing. Ages 2–up.

You Can Do It, Bert! by Ole Konnecke (Mar. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-927271-03-2). Before he takes the plunge, Bert needs a bit of encouragement from his friends. Ages 4–up.

The Day No One Was Angry by Toon Tellegen (Mar. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-927271-57-5) rounds up 12 stories about grumpy animals. Ages 9–up.


Detective Gordon debuts with Detective Gordon: The First Case by Ulf Nilsson (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-927271-49-0), ages 7–up. And Tales of Fontania presents Volume of Possible Endings by Barbara Else (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-927271-61-2), ages 10–up.

Gibbs Smith

Spring Walk by Virginia Snow (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-3879-7). A woman introduces her grandchildren to 24 flowers and shows them how to plant seeds and make bouquets. Ages 4–8.

Know Your State Activity Books visits Utah (May 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-4056-1) and Washington (May 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-4059-2) by Megan Hansen Moench, ages 9–12.


New BabyLit books by Jennifer Adams, illus. by Alison Oliver, are Don Quixote: A BabyLit Spanish Language Primer (Mar. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-3875-9) and The Secret Garden: A BabyLit Flowers Primer (Mar. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-3872-8), ages up to 3. And Hank & Snoliver by Nate Williams debuts with Put Down the Phone! (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-3925-1) and What Can I Be? (Feb. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4236-3928-2), ages 4–12.


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Henley reappears in Henley in Hollywood by Julie Muszynski (Mar. 15, hardcover, $20, ISBN 978-0-9905320-0-2), all ages.

David R. Godine

Little.com by Ralph Steadman (Feb. 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-56792-520-3). What if the seemingly mild-mannered dot that holds our Internet together actually has a riotous secret life? Ages 5–8.

A Day with Bonefish Joe by Elizabeth Howard, illus. by Diana Wege (July 14, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-56792-534-0). An adventurous girl spends a day at sea with a Bahamian bonefish guide. Ages 7–9.

Graphic Arts/Alaska Northwest

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Little Puffin’s First Flight by Jonathan London, illus. by Jon Van Zyle (Mar. 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-941821-40-4), follows a puffin through his first year of life, as he attempts to fly. Ages 5–8.

Graphic Arts/Westwinds

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See-My-State Alphabet presents A Is for Alaska by Boys and Girls Clubs Alaska, edited by Michelle McCann (Mar. 9, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-941821-41-1), ages 5–8.

Greenleaf Book Group


Travels with Gannon and Wyatt continues with Ireland by Patti Wheeler and Keith Hemstreet (Mar. 17, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-62634-195-1), ages 9–up.


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Drive: A Look at Roadside Opposites by Kellen Hatanaka (May 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-731-3). A family on a road trip encounters identifies a variety of opposites. Ages 3–7.

Song for a Summer Night: A Lullaby by Robert Heidbreder, illus. by Qin Leng (May 12, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-493-0). Neighborhood children appreciate the sights and sounds of the night. Ages 3–7.

Abukacha’s Shoes by Tamar Tessler (May 12, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-458-9). In this folktale, when Abukacha replaces his worn out shoes, they keep finding their way back to him. Ages 4–7.

Rosario’s Fig Tree by Charis Wahl, illus. by Luc Melanson (Mar. 17, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-341-4). A girl helps her neighbor prepare his fig tree for winter. Ages 4–7.

Sidewalk Flowers by JonArno Lawson, illus. by Sydney Smith (Mar. 17, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-431-2). In this wordless picture book, a girl collects wildflowers and gives each away as a gift. Ages 4–7.

Swimming, Swimming, illus. by Gary Clement (May 12, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-449-7), offers an illustrated version of the song, “Swimming, Swimming in a Swimming Pool.” Ages 4–7.

The Tweedles Go Online by Monica Kulling, illus. by Marie Lafrance (May 12, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-353-7). In this companion to The Tweedles Go Electric, the family acquires a telephone. Ages 4–7.

The Slippers’ Keeper by Ian Wallace (Apr. 14, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-414-5) tells of Joe Purdon, an early North American conservationist who worked to protect Showy Lady’s Slippers. Ages 5–8.

Bright Sky, Starry City by Uma Krishnaswami, illus. by Aimée Sicuro (May 12, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-405-3). After a storm passes, a girl and her father view the wonders of the night sky. Ages 6–9.

Work and More Work by Linda Little, illus. by Óscar T. Pérez (Mar. 17, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-383-4). In the 19th century, a country boy ventures out to sea and discovers riches all over the world. Ages 6–9.

The Mosquito Brothers by Griffin Ondaatje, illus. by Erica Salcedo (May 12, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-437-4). A city mosquito finds friendship and adventure on a trip into the wilds. Ages 7–9.

The Amazing Discoveries of Ibn Sina by Fatima Sharafeddine, illus. by Intelaq Mohammed Ali (Mar. 17, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-710-8), focuses on this celebrated philosopher, scientist, and physician of the Islamic world, born in Persia more than 1,000 years ago. Ages 7–11.

Avis Dolphin by Frieda Wishinsky, illus. by Willow Dawson (Apr. 14, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-489-3). This graphic novel about a girl on the ill-fated Lusitania was inspired by actual passengers. Ages 9–12.

The Missing Dog Is Spotted by Jessica Scott Kerrin (Mar. 17, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-726-9). In this prequel to The Spotted Dog Last Seen, Trevor and Loyola form an unlikely friendship. Ages 9–12.


Bilingual Cooking Poems serves up Salsa: Un poema para cocinar/A Cooking Poem by Jorge Argueta, trans. by Elisa Amado, illus. by Duncan Tonatiuh (Mar. 17, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-442-8), ages 4–7. And Travels with My Family moves on with The Traveling Circus by Marie-Louise Gay and David Homel (Apr. 14, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-55498-420-6), ages 7–10.


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Hens for Friends by Sandy De Lisle, illus. by Amelia Hansen (Apr. 14, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-940719-26-2). A boy tells how his family interacts with their six hens, one of which is his best friend. Ages 3–7.

Hachette/Yen Press

Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova (July 21, paper, $13, ISBN 978-0-316-38130-7). Will a shy, artistic girl who’s new to school and a friendly, geeky boy finally become friends? Ages 10–up.

Harlequin Teen

Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid (July 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-373-21154-8). Best friends Dave and Julia discover their true feelings for one another. Ages 13–up.

Nowhere but Here by Katie McGarry (May 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-373-21142-5). A teen reconnects with her biological father in this launch to a series about opening your heart. Ages 14–up.

Sisters of Blood and Spirit by Kady Cross (Mar. 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-373-21148-7) debuts a series involving twin sisters, nightmarish hauntings, and forbidden love. Ages 14–up.

The Notorious Pagan Jones by Nina Berry (May 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-373-21143-2). Set in 1960s Berlin and Hollywood, this novel features a disgraced actress and dangerous spies. Ages 16–up.


The Twixt concludes with Insidious by Dawn Metcalf (July 28, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-373-21165-4), ages 13–up. The Paper Gods adds Storm by Amanda Sun (June 30, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-373-21174-6), ages 14–up. Julie Kagawa’s Talon Saga continues with Rogue (Apr. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-373-21146-3), ages 14–up. And The Dark Elements wraps up with Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout (July 28, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-373-21114-2), ages 16–up.


Bear and Duck by Katy Hudson (May 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-232051-3). Although Duck teaches Bear that being a duck is fun, he realizes he makes a great bear. Ages 4–8.

The Big Ideas of Buster Bickles by Dave Wasson (Apr. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229178-3). Buster’s uncle invents a machine that turns his imagination into reality. Ages 4–8.

Florabelle by Sasha Quinton, illus. by Brigette Barrager, photos by Michel Tcherevkoff (Apr. 21, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229182-0). A girl dreams big enough to face her fears. Ages 4–8.

Goose (Feb. 3, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-232435-1) and Goose Goes to School (June 23, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-232437-5) by Laura Wall begin a series about a girl and a goose. Ages 4–8.

Gran on a Fan (June 23, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-06-228596-6) and Lazy Bear, Crazy Bear (June 23, hardcover, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-06-228598-0) by Kevin Bolger, illus. by Ben Hodson, introduce short and long vowel sounds. Ages 4–8.

In the Waves by Lennon and Maisy Stella, illus. by Steve Björkman (Apr. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-235939-1). The authors, stars of the TV show Nashville, evoke a day at the beach. Ages 4–8.

Itty Bitty Kitty by Joan Holub, illus. by James Burks (May 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-232219-7). Will Ava be able to keep the kitty she finds a secret from her parents? Ages 4–8.

Little Miss, Big Sis by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds (June 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-230203-8). In this sequel to Plant a Kiss, Little Miss welcomes a sibling. Ages 4–8.

Rappy the Raptor by Dan Gutman, illus. by Tim Bowers (Apr. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229180-6). A rapping velociraptor embraces his unusual way of speaking. Ages 4–8.

Two Girls Want a Puppy by Evie Cordell and Ryan Cordell, illus. by Maple Lam (June 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229261-2). Sisters hatch a creative plan to adopt a puppy. Ages 4–8.

What This Story Needs Is a Pig in a Wig by Emma J. Virján (May 12, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-232724-6). Pig embarks on a boat ride with her friends in this cumulative tale. Ages 4–8.

Who Wants Broccoli? by Val Jones (June 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-230351-6) centers on a rambunctious dog who wants to find a home. Ages 4–8.

Winnie & Waldorf by Kati Hites (Mar. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-231161-0) introduces a girl and her mischievous dog. Ages 4–8.

Fart Squad by Seamus Pilger, illus. by Stephen Gilpin (Apr. 21, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236631-3), launches a series about two fifth graders with “superpowered fart abilities.” Ages 6–10.

Frogs by Seymour Simon (Apr. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-228912-4; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-06-228911-7). This photo essay examines the life cycle of a frog. Ages 6–10.

Archie Greene and the Magician’s Secret by D.D. Everest (Apr. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-231211-2). Archie becomes an apprentice to a group devoted to preserving magical books. Ages 8–12.

Darkmouth #1: The Legends Begin by Shane Hegarty (Apr. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-231125-2) debuts a series about an unlikely hero destined to defend his town from monsters. Ages 8–12.

Ferals by Jacob Grey (Apr. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-232103-9). In this series launch, a boy who can communicate with crows must defeat a sinister feral creature. Ages 8–12.

The Fog Diver by Joel Ross (May 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-235293-4). In a world where a deadly mist cloaks the earth and people live in the skies, a boy and his crew become heroes. Ages 8–12.

The Forget-Me-Not Summer by Leila Howland (May 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-231869-5). The summer that three sisters spend on Cape Cod changes them all for the best. Ages 8–12.

The Keepers: The Box and the Dragonfly by Ted Sanders (Mar. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-227582-0) begins a series about a boy who possesses a power that can change worlds. Ages 8–12.

The Last Dragon Charmer #1: Villain Keeper by Laurie McKay (Feb. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-230843-6). In this series launch, a prince is whisked from a magical land to North Carolina. Ages 8–12.

Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai (Feb. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-222918-2). On a trip to Vietnam with her grandmother, Mia discovers the true meaning of family. Ages 8–12.

Lost Boy by Tim Green (Mar. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-231708-7). A young baseball player searches for his father to find the support he needs to save his mother’s life. Ages 8–12.

Mars Evacuees by Sophia McDougall (Feb. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229399-2). Plucky Alice is among a group of kids evacuated to Mars when aliens attack Earth. Ages 8–12.

Mo’ne Davis: Remember My Name: My Story from First Pitch to Game Changer by Mo’ne Davis (Mar. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-239752-2) is a memoir by the pitcher who rose to stardom after her performance in the 2014 Little League World Series. Ages 8–12.

Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly, illus. by Skottie Young (Feb. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-227271-3). A boy befriends a monster who is rescuing girls in a city cursed by an evil wizard. Ages 8–12.

Saving Lucas Biggs by Marisa de los Santos and David Teague (Apr. 28, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-06-227463-2). In this time-travel tale, a teen tries to change the past to save her father. Ages 8–12.

Shivers! The Pirate Who’s Afraid of Everything by Annabeth Bondor-Stone and Connor White, illus. by Anthony Holden (Feb. 24, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-231387-4), is the first book in a series centering on a fearful pirate. Ages 8–12.

Stolen Magic by Gail Carson Levine (Apr. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-170637-0). This companion to A Tale of Two Castles recounts a mission to keep a volcano from erupting. Ages 8–12.

Twintuition: Double Vision by Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry (Apr. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-237286-4) launches a series about twin sisters who can see things before they happen. Ages 8–12.

Kid President’s Guide to Being Awesome by Robby Novak and Brad Montague (Feb. 3, hardcover, $21.99, ISBN 978-0-06-235868-4). Novak, the 10-year-old YouTube sensation known as Kid President, amplifies his celebration of kindness and corn dogs. Ages 8–up.

Breakthrough: How One Teen Innovator Is Changing the World by Jack Andraka and Matthew Lysiak (Mar. 10, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236965-9) tells how Andraka at 15 created an early-detection test for pancreatic cancer. Ages 13–up.

Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley (Apr. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-232052-0). A girl with a mysterious lung disease is caught between two worlds, two races, and two destinies. Ages. 13–up.

To Hold the Bridge by Garth Nix (June 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229252-0) compiles short stories and an Old Kingdom novella. Ages 13–up.

Kissing in America by Margo Rabb (May 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-232237-1). When she meets Will, Eva feels understood for the first time—but then he moves away. Ages 14–up.

Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver (Mar. 10, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-222410-1) is a novel about two sisters altered by an accident, a missing girl, and the connection between them. Ages 14–up.


B. Bear and Lolly are back in Catch That Cookie! by A.A. Livingston, illus. by Joey Chou (June 23, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-219791-7), ages 4–8. Charlie the Ranch Dog reappears in Charlie Plays Ball by Ree Drummond, illus. by Diane deGroat (Mar. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229752-5), ages 4–8. Joining Chu’s Day is Chu’s Day at the Beach by Neil Gaiman, illus. by Adam Rex (Apr. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-222399-9), ages 4–8. Eva and Sadie star in Eva and Sadie and the Best Classroom EVER! by Jeff Cohen, illus. by Elanna Allen (June 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-224938-8), ages 4–8. Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser, adds Fancy Nancy 10th Anniversary Edition (Feb. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-235214-9), ages 4–8.

And new I Can Read Books 1 titles are Fancy Nancy: Peanut Butter and Jellyfish (Feb. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-226976-8; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-06-226975-1) and Fancy Nancy: Super Secret Surprise Party (Apr. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-226979-9; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-06-226978-2) by O’Connor, illus. by Glasser; Pinkalicious and the Pink Parakeet (May 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-224596-0; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-06-224597-7) and Pinkalicious: Cherry Blossom (Feb. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-224593-9; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-06-224594-6) by Victoria Kann; and Rob Scotton’s Splat the Cat and the Hotshot (Feb. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229416-6; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229415-9) and Splat the Cat: I Scream for Ice Cream (Apr. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229419-7; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229418-0), ages 4–8. I Can Read Books 2 offers After the Dinosaurs Box Set: After the Dinosaurs, Beyond the Dinosaurs, The Day the Dinosaurs Died by Charlotte Lewis Brown, illus. by Phil Wilson (June 23, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-0-06-231330-0); and Superman Classic: A Giant Attack by Donald Lemke, illus. by Lee Ferguson (May 5, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-06-234488-5), ages 4–8. Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2 releases Hurricane Watch by Melissa Stewart, illus. by Taia Morley (June 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-232776-5; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-06-232775-8) and Sharks Have Six Senses by John F. Waters, illus. by Bob Barner (May 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-028140-3; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-06-445191-8), ages 4–8. And joining My First I Can Read are Biscuit Goes Camping by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Pat Schories (Apr. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-223694-4; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-06-223693-7), Little Critter: Just a Teacher’s Pet by Mayer (June 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-207199-6; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-06-147819-2), and Pete the Cat’s Train Trip by James Dean (June 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-230386-8; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-06-230385-1).

Pete the Cat welcomes Five Little Pumpkins (July 21, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-230418-6) by James Dean and Pete the Cat’s Groovy Guide to Life by James Dean and Kimberly Dean (Apr. 7, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-235135-7), ages 4–8. Aqualicious by Victoria Kann joins Pinkalicious (Mar. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-233016-1), ages 4–8. Splat the Cat returns in Scaredy-Cat, Splat! by Rob Scotton (July 21, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236897-3), ages 4–8. Witch’s Cat gains Happy Halloween, Witch’s Cat! by Harriet Muncaster (July 21, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-222916-8), ages 4–8. Alien in My Pocket issues Ohm vs. Amp by Nate Ball, illus. by Macky Pamintuan (May 19, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-231489-5), ages 6–10.

My Weirdest School opens with Mr. Cooper Is Super! (Feb. 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-06-228421-1) and Ms. Cuddy Is Nutty! (June 23, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-06-228424-2) by Dan Gutman, illus. by Jim Paillot, ages 6–10. Nancy Clancy by Jane O’Connor, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser, offers Nancy Clancy: My Secret Diary (Feb. 3, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-0-06-234983-5) and Nancy Clancy, Star of Stage and Screen (Feb. 3, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-226964-5). Dan Gutman’s Baseball Card Adventures scores Willie & Me (Mar. 3, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-170404-8), ages 8–12. Case File 13 presents Curse of the Mummy’s Uncle by J. Scott Savage (June 23, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-06-232406-1), ages 8–12. Galaxy’s Most Wanted moves on with Into the Dorkness by John Kloepfer, illus. by Nick Edwards (May 5, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-223104-8), ages 8–12. And The Guardian Herd releases Stormbound by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez (Apr. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-228609-3), ages 8–12.

The Luck Uglies welcomes Fork-Tongue Charmers by Paul Durham, illus. by Petur Antonsson (Mar. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-227153-2), ages 8–12. The Menagerie issues Krakens and Lies by Tui T. Sutherland and Kari H. Sutherland (Mar. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-078067-8), ages 8–12. The Nerdy Dozen gains Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind by Jeff Miller (Mar. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-227265-2), ages 8–12. Picture Perfect offers Best Frenemies by Cari Simmons and Claire Zulkey (Apr. 21, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-06-231845-9), ages 8–12. Stick Dog stars in Stick Dog Dreams of Ice Cream by Tom Watson (May 19, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-227807-4), ages 8–12. Erin Hunter’s Survivors welcomes Storm of Dogs (Feb. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-210276-8) and Tales from the Packs (May 5, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229154-7), ages 8–12. The School for Good and Evil enrolls The Last Ever After by Soman Chainani (July 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-210495-3), ages 8–12. And Seven Wonders presents The Curse of the King by Peter Lerangis, illus. by Torstein Norstrand (Mar. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-207049-4), and Lerangis’s Seven Wonders Journals: The Key (Feb. 10, paper, $2.99, ISBN 978-0-06-223892-4), ages 8–12.

Warriors: Dawn of the Clans by Evan Hunter offers A Forest Divided, illus. by Wayne McLoughlin (Apr. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-206362-5), ages 8–12. Age of Legends continues with Empire of Night by Kelley Armstrong (Apr. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-207127-9), ages 13–up. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige (Mar. 3, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-228079-4) adds Dorothy Must Die Stories: No Place Like Oz, The Witch Must Burn, The Wizard Returns (Mar. 3, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-228079-4) and The Wicked Will Rise (Mar. 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-228070-1), ages 14–up. Endgame gains The Complete Training Diaries by James Frey (June 9, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-233276-9), ages 14–up. And Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files issues I Am Number Four: The Lost Files Bind-Up #4 by Pittacus Lore (July 28, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236404-3), ages 14–up.



One Crazy Summer concludes with Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia (Apr. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-221587-1), ages 8–12.

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If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson (Mar. 3, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229889-8) is a story about the power of one’s actions and the rewards of compassion and generosity. Ages 4–8.

Meet the Dullards by Sara Pennypacker, illus. by Daniel Salmieri (Mar. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-219856-3), introduces a comically boring family. Ages 4–8.

Nose to Toes, You Are Yummy! by Tim Harrington (May 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-232816-8). This interactive celebration of a child’s body parts includes a free online song. Ages 4–8.

Otter in Space (May 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-224776-6) and Otter Loves Halloween! (July 21, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236666-5) by Sam Garton star the heroine of I Am Otter. Ages 4–8.

The Girl in the Torch by Robert Sharenow (May 26, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-222795-9). An immigrant girl goes to extremes, including hiding in the Statue of Liberty, to start a new life. Ages 8–12.

Joey and Johnny, the Ninjas: Get Mooned by Kevin Serwacki and Chris Pallace (Mar. 31, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229933-8) launches an illustrated series about ninjas in training. Ages 8–12.

Masterminds by Gordon Korman (Feb. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229996-3) introduces a trilogy about kids who discover a dark secret that connects them to criminal masterminds. Ages 8–12.

Moonpenny Island by Tricia Springstubb, illus. by Gilbert Ford (Feb. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-211293-4). On a remote island, Flor discovers truths about those she loves and herself. Ages 8–12.

Omega City by Diana Peterfreund (Apr. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-231085-9). In this series launch, Gillian journeys deep into the earth to prove her father right and save his reputation. Ages 8–12.

Dark Gravity Sequence: The Arctic Code by Matthew J. Kirby (Apr. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-222487-3) starts a trilogy set on an Earth that is slowly freezing. Ages 8–12.

The Cage by Megan Shepherd (May 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-224305-8) launches a series about five teens held captive in a human zoo by an otherworldly race. Ages 13–up.

Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke by Anne Blankman (Apr. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-227884-5). In this sequel to Prisoner of Night and Fog, Gretchen and Daniel revisit old enemies to unravel a dangerous conspiracy. Ages 13–up.

Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge (May 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-222476-7). A girl marked by dangerous magic stars in this tale inspired by “Little Red Riding Hood.” Ages 13–up.

99 Days by Katie Cotugno (Apr. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-221638-0). Molly faces a long summer with the boy whose heart she broke and the boy she broke it for—his brother. Ages 13–up.

The Pretty App by Katie Sise (Apr. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-219529-6). In this sequel to The Boyfriend App, Blake stars in a reality TV show. Ages 13–up.

A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle, illus. by Gris Grimly (Feb. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229375-6), reimagines the first book starring Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. Ages 13–up.

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby (Mar. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-231760-5). When Roza disappears, the only witness can’t forgive himself for his inability to identify the kidnapper. Ages 14–up.

The Cost of All Things by Maggie Lehrman (May 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-232074-2). Told from multiple perspectives, this tells of three teens who have had spells cast on them. Ages 14–up.

Finding Paris by Joy Preble (Apr. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-232130-5). A teen follows a trail of mysterious clues to discover what happened to her missing sister. Ages 14–up.

Little Peach by Peggy Kern (Mar. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-226695-8). A girl who runs away from her drug-addicted mother is lured into prostitution in New York City. Ages 14–up.

My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga (Feb. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-232467-2). A teen plotting her own death meets a boy with similar plans. Ages 14–up.

None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio (Apr. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-233531-9). Kristin’s identity is thrown into question when she discovers she is intersex. Ages 14–up.

The Secrets of Attraction by Robin Constantine (Apr. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-227951-4). Two teens become friends and fall in love in this sequel to The Promise of Amazing. Ages 14–up.

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (Apr. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-234867-8). In this coming-out novel, Simon’s secret emails fall into the wrong hands. Ages 14–up.


Lincoln Peirce’s Big Nate returns in Big Nate Lives It Up (Mar. 10, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-06-211108-1), Big Nate: Fun Blaster: Cheezy Doodles, Crazy Comix, and Loads of Laughs! (May 5, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-06-234951-4), and Big Nate Super Scribbler (July 7, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-06-234922-4), ages 8–12. And Don’t Get Mad continues with Get Dirty by Gretchen McNeil (June 16, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-226087-1), ages 13–up.


Gwendolyn Grace by Katherine Hannigan (Apr. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-234519-6). An energetic alligator in a pink tutu adjusts to a new sibling. Ages 4–8.

My Bike by Byron Barton (Apr. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-233699-6). The author of My Car and My Bus introduces a clown who bikes to the circus, where he performs on a unicycle. Ages 4–8.

Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall (Feb. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-225207-4) centers on a blue crayon who suffers an identity crisis after being mistakenly labeled “red.” Ages 4–8.

Touch the Brightest Star by Christie Matheson (May 26, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-227447-2). This companion to Tap the Magic Tree offers an interactive bedtime story. Ages 4–8.

Anyone but Ivy Pocket by Caleb Krisp (Apr. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236434-0). A 12-year-old British girl is thrust into a conspiracy involving mischief, ghosts, and murder. Ages 8–12.

Backyard Witch #1: Sadie’s Story by Christine Heppermann and Ron Koertge, illus. by Deborah Marcero (July 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-233838-9), debuts a series featuring three friends and a mysterious visitor who appears exactly when they need her. Ages 8–12.

Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly (Mar. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-223861-0). When her friends turn on her, Apple, who has always felt different, turns to music. Ages 8–12.

Death Marked by Leah Cypess (Mar. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-222124-7). Will a young sorceress and a deadly assassin change the world in this sequel to Death Sworn? Ages 13–up.

Illusionarium by Heather Dixon (May 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-200105-4). This novel set in an alternative London involves an apprentice scientist, magic, and a desperate quest. Ages 13–up.

Made You Up by Francesca Zappia (May 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229010-6). A teenage girl with schizophrenia struggles to distinguish reality from her delusions. Ages 14–up.

No Parking at the End Times by Bryan Bliss (Feb. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-227541-7). When her parents’ preparations for the rapture leave the family homeless, Abigail must hold them all together. Ages 14–up.


Amelia Bedelia Is for the Birds by Herman Parish, illus. by Lynne Avril (Apr. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-233425-1), is a new I Can Read Book 1, ages 4–8. Amelia Bedelia also stars in Amelia Bedelia Cleans Up (Mar. 3, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-233401-5), and Amelia Bedelia Sets Sail (July 7, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-06-233405-3) by Parish, illus. by Avril, ages 6–10. The Gollywhopper Games concludes with Friend or Foe by Jody Feldman, illus. by Victoria Jamieson (Apr. 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-221128-6), ages 8–12. The Lightning Catcher issues The Secrets of the Storm Vortex by Anne Cameron, illus. by Jamieson (May 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-211283-5), ages 8–12. Talker 25 adds Invisible Monsters by Joshua McCune (Apr. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-212194-3), ages 13–up. And The Death Code by Lindsay Cummings (Apr. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-222003-5) joins The Murder Complex, ages 14–up.



Chickies adds Bathtime for Chickies by Janee Trasler (June 23, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-06-234229-4), ages up to 4. Batman returns in Batman Classic: Nightmare in Gotham City by Donald Lemke, illus. by Andie Tong (May 5, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-06-234486-1), and 5-Minute Batman Stories (June 30, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-235798-4), ages 4-8. The Berenstain Bears are back in The Berenstain Bears Get Ready for School by Jan Berenstain and Mike Berenstain (June 23, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-06-207552-9), The Berenstain Bears: Hospital Friends by Mike Berenstain (Apr. 21, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-06-207541-3), and 5-Minute Berenstain Bears Stories by Jan Berenstain, Stan Berenstain, and Mike Berenstain (May 5, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-236018-2), ages 4–8.

New Fancy Nancy titles by Jane O’Connor, illus. by Robin Preiss Glasser, are Fancy Nancy: Candy Bonanza (June 30, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-06-226958-4), Fancy Nancy: Spring Fashion Fling (Feb. 3, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-06-226956-0), and Fancy Nancy’s Perfectly Pink Playtime Purse (Feb. 3, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-226962-1), ages 4–8. Little Critter stars in Just Fishing with Grandma by Mercer Mayer, illus. by Gina Mayer (Mar. 10, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-06-147808-6, ages 4–8. James Dean’s Pete the Cat returns in Construction Destruction (Mar. 24, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-06-219861-7) and Rock On, Mom and Dad! (Mar. 10, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-06-230408-7), ages 4–8. Pinkalicious reappears in Pinkalicious: Mother’s Day Surprise (Mar. 10, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-06-224587-8) and Pinkalicious: School Lunch (June 23, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-06-224590-8) by Victoria Kann, ages 4–8. And Splat the Cat greets The Big Helper by Rob Scotton (Mar. 31, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229427-2), ages 4–8.


Better Than Perfect by Melissa Kantor (Feb. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-227923-1). Juliet’s perfect life unravels when her father moves out and her mother loses it. Ages 13–up.

The Cemetery Boys by Heather Brewer (Mar. 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-230788-0). A boy moves to a new town and falls in with the wrong crowd in this coming-of-age novel. Ages 13–up.

The Distance Between Lost and Found by Kathryn Holmes (Feb. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-231726-1). Three stranded teens must trust one another in order to stay alive. Ages 13–up.

Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway (June 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-233059-8). Emmy’s best friend Oliver reappears after being kidnapped by his father 10 years earlier. Ages 13–up.

Every Last Promise by Kristin Halbrook (Apr. 21, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-212128-8). Kayla must decide between keeping quiet and speaking up after witnessing a classmate’s sexual assault. Ages 13–up.

The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West (May 5, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-233638-5). When Gia’s boyfriend dumps her right before prom, she takes—and then falls for—a fill-in date. Ages 13–up.

The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand (Feb. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-231847-3). A teen grapples with her brother’s suicide in this story of love, loss, and letting go. Ages 13–up.

The Leveller by Julia Durango (June 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-231400-0). A girl who is a bounty hunter in a virtual reality gaming world encounters a boy who’s trapped in a game. Ages 13–up.

Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes (Mar. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-232328-6). Max starts a business providing forged permission slips and cover stories for his peers. Ages 13–up.

Lies I Told by Michelle Zink (Apr. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-232712-3). A teen involved in her family’s con artist business falls for one of her marks. Ages 13–up.

The Memory Key by Liana Liu (Mar. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-230664-7). A bereaved teen must choose between losing memories of her mother and the pain of perfect recall. Ages 13–up.

The Moment of Truth: Heat of the Moment (May 12, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-232139-8), One Moment in Time (June 16, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-232141-1), and From This Moment (July 14, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-232143-5) by Lauren Barnholdt is a trilogy centering on three high-school seniors who act on e-mails they wrote as freshmen about one thing they hoped to accomplish before graduation. Ages 13–up.

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson (May 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-227823-4; paper $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-227822-7). Shapeshifter Nimona joins forces with a medieval supervillain to wreak havoc on a kingdom where the good guys aren’t who they seem. Ages 13–up.

Proof of Forever by Lexa Hillyer (June 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-233037-6) tells of four friends given the chance to relive a perfect summer—and a secret that could unravel it all. Ages 13–up.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (Feb. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-231063-7) launches a series about a common girl whose magical power draws her into the dangerous world of the elite. Ages 13–up.

The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen (June 16, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-228136-4). After each is burned by football players, four girls decide to teach the team a lesson. Ages 13–up.

Solitaire by Alice Oseman (Mar. 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-233568-5). A series of online pranks disrupts Tori’s school in this novel about finding friends and oneself. Ages 13–up.

Unleashed by Sophie Jordan (Feb. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-223371-4). In this sequel to Uninvited, Davy grapples with the fact that she killed someone, just as her DNA predicted. Ages 13–up.

Until the Beginning by Amy Plum (May 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-222563-4). The people who have taken Juneau’s clan are also after her in this sequel to After the End. Ages 13–up.

Wrong About the Guy by Claire LaZebnik (Apr. 21, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-225230-2). This twist on Emma centers on a teenage girl whose stepfather is a TV star. Ages 13–up.

Between the Notes by Sharon Huss Roat (June 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229172-1). When hard times upend Ivy’s life, she finds that not everything or everyone is as they seem. Ages 14–up.

Between Us and the Moon by Rebecca Maizel (June 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-232761-1). A girl overshadowed by her older sister must choose between falling in love and finding herself. Ages 14–up.

The Boyfriend Project by Rachel Hawthorne (Apr. 28, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-233073-4). In this companion novel to Trouble from the Start, Kendall embarks on a boyfriend makeover. Ages 14–up.

Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman (Apr. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-113411-1). The author draws on his son’s experience with schizophrenia in this novel about a brilliant teen. Ages 14–up.

Deadfall by Anna Carey (June 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229976-5). This sequel to Blackbird centers on a girl desperate to escape her mysterious assailants. Ages 14–up.

Don’t Ever Change by M. Beth Bloom (July 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-203688-9). An aspiring novelist spends the summer before college living a life worth writing about. Ages 14–up.

Endangered by Lamar Giles (Apr. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229756-3). When a teen photo-blogger gets involved in a deadly game, she must protect the classmates she despises. Ages 14–up.

How to Win at High School by Owen Matthews (Mar. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-233686-6). With Scarface as a guide, Adam starts a shady business to bolster his popularity. Ages 14–up.

The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi (June 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-230219-9). What happens when Matt and Ella reunite one year after their break-up? Ages 14–up.

Paperweight by Meg Haston (July 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-233574-6). A teen struggles with an eating disorder and with finding absolution for past mistakes. Ages 14–up.

Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby (Apr. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229943-7). Quinn forms a connection with the recipient of her late boyfriend’s donated heart. Ages 14–up.

Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton (May 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-234239-3). Three teens compete to be the prima at their elite ballet school. Ages 14–up.

Trouble from the Start by Rachel Hawthorne (Apr. 28, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-233071-0). The college-bound daughter of a police officer falls for the local bad boy. Ages 14–up.

A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas (Feb. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-230353-0). In this take on “Sleeping Beauty,” a princess wakes up to a prince and a broken kingdom. Ages 14–up.


All That Glows continues with All That Burns by Ryan Graudin (Feb. 10, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-218743-7), ages 13–up. Geek Girl welcomes Model Misfit by Holly Smale (July 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-233360-5), ages 13–up. InterWorld Trilogy by Neil Gaiman, Michael Reaves, and Mallory Reaves concludes with Eternity’s Wheel (May 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-206799-9), ages 13–up. Jamieson Brothers wraps up with Under the Spotlight by Angie Stanton (May 5, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-06-227260-7), ages 13–up. And Prophecy concludes with King by Ellen Oh (Mar. 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-209115-4), ages 13–up.

The Selection by Kiera Cass moves on with The Heir (May 5, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-06-234985-9) and The Selection Stories #2: The Queen & the Favorite (Mar. 3, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-06-235122-7), ages 13–up. Sorceress by Claudia Gray (Mar. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-196124-3) concludes Spellcaster, ages 13–up. Taken by Erin Bowman wraps up with Forged (Apr. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-211732-8), ages 13–up. The Good Girls by Sara Shepard (June 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-207452-2) joins The Perfectionists, ages 14–up. The Taking continues with The Replaced by Kimberly Derting (Apr. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229363-3), ages 14–up. And Guardians by Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan (Mar. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-211857-8) is the Wasteland Trilogy finale, ages 14–up.


Freddy & Frito and the Clubhouse Rules by Alison Friend (May 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-228580-5). A fox and a rat share the joys and struggles of friendship. Ages 4–8.

Drive Me Crazy by Terra Elan McVoy (Apr. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-232243-2) tells of two girls on a road trip that will change their friendship and their lives. Ages 8–12.

Hero by Sarah Lean (Feb. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-212238-4) is a tale about the friendship between a boy and a dog, the power of telling the truth, and what it means to be a hero. Ages 8–12.

Teddy Mars Book #1: Almost a World Record Breaker by Molly B. Burnham, illus. by Trevor Spencer (Mar. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-227810-4), starts up a series featuring a boy who tries to set himself apart from his six siblings by breaking a world record. Ages 8–12.

Dust to Dust by Melissa Walker (May 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-207737-0). In this sequel to Ashes to Ashes, former ghost Callie McPhee readjusts to life after a coma. Ages 13–up.

Everything That Makes You by Moriah McStay (Mar. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229548-4). A teen scarred in an accident stars in this novel that reveals two parallel lives. Ages 13–up.

Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider (May 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-221716-5). Two teens with a deadly disease fall in love on the brink of a cure. Ages 13–up.

The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak by Brian Katcher (May 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-227277-5). Ana’s search for her brother at a sci-fi convention leads to an accidental date. Ages 13–up.

The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows (Mar. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-231738-4). In a world that forbids magic, can a princess’s magical powers help reclaim her kingdom? Ages 13–up.

City Love by Susane Colasanti (Apr. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-230768-2). Three teens move in together for a summer of finding adventure, love, and themselves. Ages 14–up.

Emancipated by M.G. Reyes (May 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-228895-0). In this series launch, six housemates legally emancipated from their parents all have something to hide. Ages 14–up

Etherworld by Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam (Mar. 31, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-212244-5). This futuristic fantasy is a sequel to Elusion. Ages 14–up,

Invincible by Amy Reed (Apr. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229957-4). A girl who survives a terminal cancer diagnosis gets trapped in a deadly spiral of addiction. Ages 14–up.

Making Pretty by Corey Ann Haydu (May 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229408-1). A teen’s summer involves an intoxicating new friend, a first love, and a search for identity. Ages 14–up.

A Sense of the Infinite by Hilary T. Smith (May 19, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-218471-9). In her senior year, Annabeth deals with a changing friendship and the weight of secrets. Ages 14–up.

Vanished by E.E. Cooper (May 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-229390-9). Kalah is caught up in a deadly psychological game in this launch of a trilogy about obsession, deception, and love. Ages 14–up.


The Copernicus Archives by Tony Abbott adds Becca and the Prisoner’s Cross (June 16, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-06-231474-1), ages 8–12. Jinx finishes up with Jinx’s Fire by Sage Blackwood (Mar. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-212996-3), ages 8–12. The Secret Box continues with The Secret Cipher by Whitaker Ringwald (Feb. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-221617-5), ages 8–12. The Whispering Trees joins The Thickety by J.A. White, illus. by Andrea Offermann (Mar. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-225729-1), ages 10–up. Pretty Crooked concludes with Pretty Wanted by Elisa Ludwig (Mar. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-206612-1), ages 13–up. Patrick Carman’s Pulse trilogy wraps up with Quake (Feb. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-208590-0), ages 13–up. Exile releases Encore to an Empty Room by Kevin Emerson (Apr. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-213398-4), ages 14–up. And Crash by Eve Silver (June 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-06-219219-6) concludes the Game trilogy, ages 14–up.

HarperCollins/Walden Pond

The Dungeoneers by John David Anderson (June 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-233814-3). In this fantasy, a young cutpurse is recruited by a secret society of aspiring treasure hunters. Ages 8–12.


The Codename Conspiracy releases Countdown Zero by Chris Rylander (Feb. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-06-212011-3), ages 8–12. And Jarrett J. Krosoczka’s Platypus Police Squad welcomes Last Panda Standing (May 5, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-06-207168-2), ages 8–12.


Behind the Counselor’s Door: Teenagers’ True Confessions, Trials, and Triumphs by Kevin Kuzcynski (Mar. 1, paper, $13.95, ISBN 978-0-7573-1841-2). A high school counselor uses stories of students’ turmoil and struggle to encourage readers’ perseverance and self-confidence. Ages 12–up.


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Andrew Hammond’s CRYPT continues with Guardians’ Reckoning (May 1, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7553-7825-8), ages 12–up.

Highlights Press

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Puzzlemania DoodleRama welcomes Doodlerama (Mar. 3, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-62979-330-6), ages 4–up. Hidden Pictures Silly Sticker Stories gains Ticklish Tales (Apr. 7, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-62979-329-0), 6-up. New Puzzlemania Amazing Mazes are Follow Your Nose: Puzzles for Beginners (Mar. 3, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-62979-200-2) and Hit the Trail: Puzzles for Experts (Mar. 3, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-62979-197-5), ages 6–up. And Puzzlemania offers Farm Puzzles (Mar. 3, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-62979-202-6) and Travel Puzzles (Mar. 3, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-62979-203-3), ages 6–up.

Hodder & Stoughton/Hodder Children’s Books

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Keep Out! Bears About! by Sally Grindley (May 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4449-1416-0). This interactive follow-up to Shhh! is based on “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.” Ages up to 5.


Mr. Croc is back in Happy Birthday, Mr. Croc! by Jo Lodge (May 1, board book, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-4449-1785-7), ages up to 5. Mick Inkpen’s Wibbly Pig returns in Wibbly Pig and the Tooky (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4449-1224-1), ages up to 5. Naughtiest Girl by Enid Blyton and Anne Digby, illus. by Kate Hindley, releases Here’s the Naughtiest Girl (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4449-1885-4), Naughtiest Girl Again (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4449-1883-0), The Naughtiest Girl Helps a Friend (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4449-1887-8), Naughtiest Girl in the School (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4449-1882-3, Naughtiest Girl Is a Monitor (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4449-1884-7), The Naughtiest Girl Keeps a Secret (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4449-1886-1), The Naughtiest Girl Saves the Day (July 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4449-1888-5), and Well Done, the Naughtiest Girl (July 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4449-1889-2), ages 9–11. And CHERUB continues with Lone Wolf by Robert Muchamore (July 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4449-1411-5), ages 12–up.

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Beast Quest gains Early Reader: Vedra & Krimon Twin Beasts of Avantia by Adam Blade (May 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4083-3500-0), ages 5–7. Shoo Rayner’s Roman Brit presents Ballistic Logistic (Apr. 1, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-4083-3449-2), Boar Wars (May 1, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-4083-3456-0), Dead Heat (June 1, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-4083-3465-2), Fighting Forum (June 1, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-4083-3462-1), Grizzly Gladiator (Apr. 1, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-4083-3454-6), and Stinkius Maximus (May 1, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-4083-3446-1), ages 5–7.

Holiday House

Ah! by Géraldine Collet, illus. by Estelle Billon Spagnol (May 1, hardcover, $16.95, 978-0-8234-3199-1). A rabbit out for a walk finds himself in a dark tunnel full of mysterious inhabitants. Ages 2–5.

Always Twins by Teri Weidner (May 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3159-5). After a frightening adventure, duckling twins realize that though different, they are “always twins.” Ages 2–5.

Fun in the Sun by David Catrow (May 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-2945-5). Did a dog frolicking in the sun on a perfect beach day remember sunscreen? Ages 3–6.

Owl Boy by Brian Schatell (May 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3208-0). When Al’s dream of being an owl comes true, he realizes that being a kid isn’t so bad after all. Ages 3–6.

Astrid the Fly by Maria Jönsson (May 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3200-4). A fly searching for sweet treats ignores warnings about the dangers of exploring—until she lands in a fridge. Ages 3–6.

Click! by Jeffrey Ebbeler (May 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3295-0). As a family sleeps, a curious bird who happens to be a lamp investigates noises in the night. Ages 3–6.

Families by Shelley Rotner and Sheila Kelly, photos by Rotner (May 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3053-6). This companion to Shades of People reveals the diversity of contemporary families. Ages 3–6.

A Bird Is a Bird by Lizzy Rockwell (May 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3042-0) examines common characteristics shared by all birds. Ages 3–7.

Hoppelpopp and the Best Bunny by Mira Lobe, illus. by Angelika Kaufmann (April 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3287-5). A rabbit’s question (“Who is the best bunny?”) turns five bunny friends into rivals until they learn that they are best when they work together. Ages 4–8.

The Fruits We Eat by Gail Gibbons (May 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3204-2). Information about a cornucopia of fruits fills this companion to The Vegetables We Eat. Ages 4–8.

Crinkle, Crackle, Crack: It’s Spring! by Marion Dane Bauer, illus. by John Shelley (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95 ISBN 978-0-8234-2952-3). A bear leads a boy on a nighttime journey into the woods, where sounds alert them to the arrival of spring. Ages 4–8.

Simple Machines: Wheels, Levers, and Pulleys by David A. Adler, illus. by Anna Raff (May 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3309-4). Kids and their cat show how simple machines are used in daily life. Ages 4–8.

When the Wind Blows by Stacy Clark, illus. by Brad Sneed (May 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3069-7). This look at how wind generates power introduces basic physics and engineering concepts. Ages 4–8.

The Buk Buk Buk Festival by Mary Jane Auch, illus. by Mary Jane Auch and Herm Auch (May 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3201-1). What happens when book festival organizers discover that a featured author is a chicken? Ages 4–8.

Market Maze by Roxie Munro (May 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3092-5). Mazes follow eight trucks transporting various foods to the city. Ages 4–8.

Mr. Happy and Miss Grimm by Antonie Schneider, illus. by Susanne Strasser (May 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3198-4). Mr. Happy knows that with kindness and patience, anything can grow—even a friendship with his cranky new neighbor. Ages 4–8.

Swing Sisters: The Story of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm by Karen Deans, illus. by Joe Cepeda (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-1970-8). In 1909, Dr. Laurence Clifton Jones started a school for African-American orphans and formed an all-girl swing band. Ages 4–8.

Amazing Plant Powers: How Plants Fly, Fight, Hide, Hunt, and Change the World by Loreen Leedy and Andrew Schuerger, illus. by Leedy (May 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-2256-2). A cactus who’s a TV personality explains adaptations plants have developed to survive. Ages 4–8.

New Shoes by Susan Lynn Meyer, illus. by Eric Velasquez (Feb. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-2528-0). Not allowed to try on and buy her own shoes, Ella Mae and her cousin devise a plan to give other African-Americans a chance to do so. Ages 6–9.

Abe Lincoln: His Wit and Wisdom from A-Z by Alan Schroeder, illus. by John O’Brien (Feb. 12, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-2420-7). This companion to Ben Franklin: His Wit and Wisdom from A-Z compiles adages attributed to this president. Ages 6–10.

Prices! Prices! Prices! Why They Go Up and Down by David A. Adler, illus. by Edward Miller (May 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3293-6), explains the laws of supply and demand. Ages 6–10.

Where Triplets Go, Trouble Follows by Michelle Poploff, illus. by Victoria Jamieson (May 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3289-9). Triplet sisters each have a moment to shine. Ages 7-11.

A Pig Called Heather by Harry Oulton (May 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3290-5). When her friend, the farmer’s daughter, moves away, a pig finds a way to reunite with her. Ages 8–11.

The Bullet Catch by Amy Axelrod and David Axelrod (May 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-2858-8). An orphaned teen becomes apprentice to a has-been magician who is staging a comeback with the help of Harry Houdini. Ages 10–14.

Seven Second Delay by Tom Easton (May 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3209-7). Hunted by government agents, Mila has one advantage: a delay on her monitored video feed. Ages 12–up.

Thirteen by Tom Hoyle (May 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3294-3). The sole survivor of 13 boys born at midnight of the new millennium must save himself and all of London. Ages 12–up.


I Like to Read welcomes Look Out, Mouse by Steve Björkman (May 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-2953-0; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3397-1), Grace by Kate Parkinson (May 1, hardcover, $14.95 978-0-8234-3207-3; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3317-9), The End of the Rainbow by Liza Donnelly (May 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3291-2; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3396-4), Good Night, Knight by Betsy Lewin (May 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3206-6; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3315-5), The Cowboy by Hildegard Müller (May 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3202-8; paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-3316-2), and 3, 2, 1, Go! by Emily Arnold McCully (May 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3288-2; paper $6.99, ISBN 978-0-8234-3314-8), ages 4-8. Sesame Seade returns in Gargoyles Gone AWOL by Clémentine Beauvais, illus. by Sarah Horne (May 15, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8234-3205-9), ages 7–11.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The Babies and Doggies Book by John Schindel and Molly Woodward (Mar. 3, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-544-44477-5) reveals babies and dogs enjoying shared activities. Ages up to 3.

Ask Me by Bernard Waber, illus. by Suzy Lee (July 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-547-73394-4), celebrates a child’s curiosity, and the bond between father and daughter. Ages 4–8.

Bob and Flo by Rebecca Ashdown (July 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-44430-0). A lunch bucket is lost and a friend found in this tale starring two penguins starting preschool. Ages 4–8.

Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle, illus. by Rafael López (Mar. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-10229-3). A girl realizes her dream of playing the drums in 1930s Cuba in this book based on the childhood of Millo Castro Zaldarriaga. Ages 4–8.

Egg: Nature’s Perfect Package by Robin Page and Steve Jenkins (Mar. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-547-95909-2). This look at how animals lay, protect, and use each other’s eggs as a food source helps reveal the life cycle of the natural world. Ages 4–8.

Flowers Are Calling by Rita Gray, illus. by Kenard Pak (Mar. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-34012-1), explores the natural cooperation between plants, animals, and insects. Ages 4–8.

Penny & Jelly: The School Show by Maria Gianferrari, illus. by Thyra Heder (July 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-23014-9). This series launch pairs Penny and her dog in the talent show. Ages 4–8.

Spy Guy: The Not-So-Secret Agent by Jessica Young, illus. by Charles Santoso (May 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-20859-9), introduces an aspiring spy and his father. Ages 4–8.

Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry, illus. by Tom Lichtenheld (Apr. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-03256-9). When Stick rescues Stone from a prickly situation, will the favor be returned? Ages 4–8.

Wild About Us! by Karen Beaumont, illus. by Janet Stevens (Apr. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-15-206294-1), celebrates unique attributes, from Elephant’s long nose to Monkey’s stick-out ears. Ages 4–8.

In Mary’s Garden by Tina Kugler and Carson Kugler (Mar. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-27220-0) is a picture-book biography of artist Mary Nohl. Ages 6–9.

Escape from Baxters’ Barn by Rebecca Bond (July 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-33217-1). When a curious cat uncovers a secret, barnyard animals hatch an escape plan. Ages 7–10.

Willy Maykit in Space by Greg Trine, illus. by James Burks (Mar. 3, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-544-31351-4). Stranded on a strange planet, can Willy outwit monsters to find his way home? Ages 7–10.

The Trap by Steven Arntson (Apr. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-547-82408-6). After a bully goes missing in 1963, Henry and his friends find a mysterious book about out-of-body travel. Ages 9–12.

Chocolate: Sweet Science & Dark Secrets of the World’s Most Favorite Treat by Kay Frydenborg (Apr. 7, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-544-17566-2) examines the history, science, and economic and cultural implications of the harvesting of cacao and creation of chocolate. Ages 12–up.

Undertow by Michael Buckley (May 5, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-544-34825-7). In this trilogy launch, a girl is caught in a clash of civilizations when undersea warriors appear. Ages 12–up.

Charlie, Presumed Dead by Anne Heltzel (June 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-38849-9). Two girls discover they’ve both been dating the same boy when they show up at his funeral. Ages 14–up.

The Dead I Know by Scot Gardner (Mar. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-23274-7). A teen who works for a funeral director is haunted by mysterious dreams and memories. Ages 14–up.

Material Girls by Elaine Dimopoulos (May 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-38850-5). This story about consumerism stars a teen in the fashion world and a pop star. Ages 14–up.

Taking Hold: From Migrant Childhood to Columbia University by Francisco Jiménez (Apr. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-547-63230-8). This fourth volume of memoirs follows The Circuit, Breaking Through, and Reaching Out. Ages 14–up.

You and Me and Him by Kris Dinnison (July 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-30112-2). An overweight girl and her gay male best friend both fall for the new boy at school. Ages 14–up.


Curious George Science Storybooks by H.A. Rey debuts with Curious George Discovers Germs (June 15, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-544-43066-2), Curious George Discovers the Ocean (June 15, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-544-43065-5), Curious George Discovers the Rainbow (June 15, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-544-43068-6), and Curious George Discovers the Sun (June 15, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-544-43067-9), ages 4–8. Curious George also stars in Curious George Visits the Dentist (Apr. 14, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-544-14687-7) and Where Is Curious George? Around the Town: A Look-and-Find Book by H.A. Rey (Mar. 24, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-544-38072-1), ages 4–8. Olivier Dunrea’s Gossie & Friends return in Gemma & Gus (Mar. 3, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-547-86851-6) and Gus (Mar. 3, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-547-86761-8), ages up to 3. The Sheep are back in Sheep Go to Sleep by Nancy E. Shaw, illus. by Margot Apple (May 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-30989-0), ages 4–8. And Anna Wang returns in The Year of the Three Sisters by Andrea Cheng, illus. by Patrice Barton (Apr. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-34427-3), ages 6–9.

New Green Light Readers Level 2 are Lana’s World: Let’s Go Fishing by Erica Silverman and Justin Rucker (June 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-544-10659-8) and Let’s Have a Parade by Silverman (June 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-544-10678-9), illus. by Jess Golden, ages 6–9. Green Light Readers Level 3 welcomes Lisze Bechtold’s Buster the Very Shy Dog (June 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-544-33606-3) and Buster the Very Shy Dog Finds a Kitten (June 2, paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-544-33605-6), ages 6–9. 43 Old Cemetery Road wraps up with The Loch Ness Punster by Kate Klise, illus. by M. Sarah Klise (Apr. 7, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-544-31337-8), ages 9–12. Robots Rule continues with Lots of Bots by C.J. Richards, illus. by Goro Fujita (May 5, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-544-33934-7), ages 9–12. The Mysteries of Maisie Hitchins offers The Case of the Vanishing Emerald by Holly Webb, illus. by Marion Lindsay (Mar. 3, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-544-33927-9), ages 9–12. And Scientists in the Field continues with Call of the Osprey by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, illus. by William Muñoz (June 2, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-544-23268-6), and The Octopus Scientists by Sy Montgomery, illus. by Keith Ellenbogen (May 26, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-544-23270-9), ages 10–14.


Everybody Sleeps (But Not Fred) by Josh Schneider (Apr. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-33924-8). As drowsy animals look on, an imaginative boy with a hefty to-do list resists bedtime. Ages 4–8.

First Grade Dropout by Audrey Vernick, illus. by Matthew Cordell (July 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-12985-6). Can a boy who makes a humiliating mistake ever return to school? Ages 4–8.

I Yam a Donkey! by Cece Bell (June 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-08720-0). Confusion abounds when an excited donkey tells a grammarian yam, “I Yam a Donkey!” Ages 4–8.

Mustache Baby Meets His Match by Bridget Heos, illus. by Joy Ang (Mar. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-36375-5). The star of Mustache Baby encounters Beard Baby on a play date. Ages 4–8.

Talkin’ Guitar: A Story of Young Doc Watson by Robbin Gourley (Mar. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-12988-7) recounts the early life of this renowned blind North Carolina musician. Ages 4–8.

Whose Shoe? by Eve Bunting, illus. by Sergio Ruzzier (June 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-30210-5). A mouse tries to find the owner of a shoe in this tale reminiscent of Have You Seen My New Blue Socks? Ages 4–8.

Mummy Cat by Marcus Ewert, illus. by Lisa Brown (July 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-34082-4), centers on an ancient Egyptian feline who awakens in a pyramid. Ages 6–9.

Dragons at Crumbling Castle: And Other Tales by Terry Pratchett, illus. by Mark Beech (Feb. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-46659-3), compiles 14 stories featuring inept wizards, sensible heroes, and adventuresome tortoises. Ages 9–12.

Ask the Dark by Henry Turner (Apr. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-544-30827-5). In this thriller, a boy who breaks all the rules is the only person who can piece together the truth. Ages 14–up.


Tallulah is back in Tallulah’s Tap Shoes by Marilyn Singer, illus. by Alexandra Boiger (May 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-23687-5), ages 4–8. And Gadgets and Gears releases The Ire of Iron by Kersten Hamilton, illus. by James Hamilton (July 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-544-22502-2), ages 9–12.


(dist. by Random House)

Alice in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole by Lewis Carroll, as told by Joe Rhatigan and Charles Nurnberg, illus. by Eric Puybaret (Feb. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-62354-049-4), is a picture-book adaptation of this episode of Alice’s adventures. All ages.

My First Book of Funny Animals by the National Wildlife Federation (Feb. 10, board book, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-62354-051-7). Photos reveal sea lions, orangutans, and other animals in their natural habitats. Ages 1-5.

Historical Animals: The Dogs, Cats, Horses, Snakes, Goats, Rats, Dragons, Bears, Elephants, Rabbits and Other Creatures That Changed the World by Julia Moberg (Feb. 10, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-62354-048-7). This look at famous animals from history includes verse, facts, historical stats, and cartoon art. Ages 8–12.

Inventions That Could Have Changed the World... But Didn’t! by Joe Rhatigan and Anthony Owsley (Feb. 10, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-62354-024-1) focuses on wacky, ill-fated inventions. Ages 8–12.

Migration Nation: Animals on the Go from Coast to Coast by Joanne O’Sullivan (Apr. 14, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-62354-050-0) is an exploration of migrating animals illustrated with photos from the National Wildlife Federation. Ages 8–12.

Insight Editions/Insight Kids

(dist. by Perseus/PGW)


The Things I Love by Trace Moroney continues with The Things I Love About Friends (Mar. 10, hardcover, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-60887-504-7), ages 2–up. And Moroney’s When I’m Feeling… adds When I’m Feeling Kind (Mar. 17, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-60887-505-4), ages 2–up.


(dist. by BookMasters)

B Is for Berkshires by Joan Duris, photos by Gillian Jones (Mar. 10, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-939017-51-2). This photographic alphabet book focuses on Massachusetts’ Berkshire Mountains. Ages 3–10.

Azalea, Unschooled by Liza Kleinman, illus. by Brook Gideon (May 5, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-939017-58-1). In her new town, Azalea begins “unschooling” and discovers who’s sabotaging her father’s job. Ages 8–12.


Wildlife on the Move offers A Snowy Owl Story by Melissa Kim, illus. by Jada Fitch (Feb. 3, board book, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-939017-48-2), ages 2–6. And the Five Stones Trilogy moves on with Chantarelle by G.A. Morgan (July 14, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-939017-63-5), ages 10–14.

Jolly Fish

(dist. by IPG)


Beholders welcomes True Sight by Terron James (Feb. 17, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-939967-97-8), ages 12–up. The Moonlight Trilogy by Teri Harman concludes with Storm Moon (July 1, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63163-030-9), ages 12–up. Shards by F.J.R. Titchenell and Matt Carter (May 1, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63163-018-7) joins the Prospero Chronicles, ages 12–up. And The Unseen adds Celeste by Johnny Worthen (June 1, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-63163-022-4), ages 12–up.

JR Comics

(dist. by Lerner)


Outlaws of the Marsh by Wei Dong Chen, illus. by Xiao Long Liang, issues Vol. 5: Outlaws of the Marsh (Mar. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-89-98341-75-6), Vol. 6: Beware the Scorned (Mar. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-89-98341-76-3), Vol. 7: Predator and Prey (Mar. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-89-98341-77-0, and Vol. 8: Murder Most Foul (Mar. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-89-98341-89-3), ages 12–up.


(dist. by Lerner)


Mouse Math by Eleanor May, illus. by Deborah Melmon, adds Albert Starts School (Mar. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-57565-742-4) and Lost in the Mouseum (Mar. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-57565-644-1), ages 4–6. And Holidays & Heroes gains Let’s Celebrate Earth Day by Barbara deRubertis (Mar. 1, paper, $7.95, ISBN 978-1-57565-651-9), ages 6–10.

Karadi Tales

(dist. by Consortium)

Monkeys on a Fast by Kaushik Viswanath, illus. by Shilpa Ranade (Mar. 17, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-81-8190-156-9). Monkeys outwit their chieftain when he decides they should fast to lose weight. Ages 3–6.

Little Vinayak by Shobha Viswanath, illus. by Shilpa Ranade (June 9, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-81-8190-147-7). What happens to an elephant whose trunk is so long that he trips and falls whenever he walks? Ages 4–8.

Intergalactic Idol by Samit Basu, illus. by Malavika P.C. (Feb. 10, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-81-8190-257-3). A boy’s life changes completely when he encounters a spaceship while doing his homework. Ages 5–8.


Between Now & Never by Laura Johnston (Mar. 31, e-book, $3.99, ISBN 978-1-60183-352-5). A teen tries to discover what happened the night she was the victim of a hit-and-run. Ages 14–up.

Faking Perfect by Rebecca Phillips (June 30, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-61773-880-7). A girl discovers how friendship provides the strength to overcome the pain of growing up in a dysfunctional family. Ages 14–up.

Rusty Summer by Mary McKinley (May 26, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-61773-257-7). In this follow-up, graduation is a month away for the teens introduced in Beau, Lee, the Bomb & Me. Ages 14–up.

The Arnaud Legacy: Haunted by Lynn Carthage (Feb. 24, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-61773-626-1) launches a series about a teen facing an unstoppable evil in a haunted English mansion. Ages 14–up.


Black Blade: Cold Burn of Magic by Jennifer Estep (Apr. 28, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-61773-824-1) debuts a series about a teen living in a tourist town where rival families kill each other for power. Ages 14–up.



Coleman High continues with Hold Me Down by Calvin Slater (Feb. 24, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-61773-134-1), ages 14–up. McPherson High offers Diva Rules by Amir Abrams (Apr. 28, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7582-9480-7), ages 14–up. Down by Law by Ni-Ni Simone (July 28, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7582-8774-8) joins Ni-Ni Girl Chronicles, ages 14–up. And Rumor Central welcomes Eye Candy by ReShonda Tate Billingsley (Mar. 31, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7582-8961-2), ages 14–up.

Kids Can

(dist. by Univ. of Toronto)

Sport-O-Rama by Benoit Tardif (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-77138-327-1). This illustrated wordbook introduces essential terms for 23 sports. Ages 3–7.

Me, Too! by Annika Dunklee, illus. by Lori Joy Smith (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77138-104-8). Annie feels left out when a new girl has lots in common with her best friend. Ages 4–7.

Look Where We Live! A First Book of Community Building by Scot Ritchie (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77138-102-4). Five friends explore their community during a street fair. Ages 4–7.

The Queen’s Shadow: A Story About How Animals See by Cybele Young (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-894786-60-7). The royal detective investigates the queen’s missing shadow. Ages 7–11.


The Ghost and Max Monroe are back in Case #2: The Missing Zucchini by L.M. Falcone (Apr. 1, hardcover, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-77138-154-3), ages 6–9. The Lost Treasure of Little Snoring by Lyn Gardner, illus. by Ros Asquith, joins The Ghastly McNastys (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-77138-128-4), ages 7–10. And CitizenKid gains The Red Bicycle: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Bicycle by Jude Isabella, illus. by Simone Shin (Mar. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-77138-023-2), ages 8–12.



New Amazing Animals titles by Tony Mitton, illus. by Ant Parker, are African Adventure (July 21, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7230-9), Forest Adventure (July 21, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7229-3), Ocean Adventure (July 21, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7228-6), and Rainforest Adventure (July 21, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7227-9), ages 3–6. Kingfisher Readers L1 issues Ladybugs by Thea Feldman (July 7, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7219-4; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7220-0); Kingfisher Readers L2 offers Combine Harvesters by Hannah Wilson (July 7, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7221-7; paper, $3.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7222-4), ages 5–8. Get into Art releases Get into Art Telling Stories: Enjoy Great Art–Then Create Your Own! by Susie Brooks (Mar. 10, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7183-8), ages 7–14. And Basher Science by Dan Green, created and illustrated by Simon Basher, adds Microbiology (July 21, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7195-1; paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7534-7194-4), ages 10–14.

Lake 7 Creative

(dist. by Adventure Publications)

Dinosaur Discovery Activity Book by Brett Ortler and Scott Rolfs (May 1, paper, $6.95, ISBN 978-1-940647-15-9) includes dinosaur facts, mazes, word finds, and dot-to-dots. Ages 5–10.

Laurence King

(dist. by Chronicle)

Enchanted Forest: An Inky Quest & Coloring Book by Johanna Basford (Mar. 24, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-78067-488-9). This follow-up to Secret Garden contains hidden symbols and a pull-out poster. Ages 5–18.

Sew Fab: Sewing and Style for Young Fashionistas by Lesley Ware (Feb. 10, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-78067-404-9) offers step-by-step projects and tips for aspiring fashion mavens. Ages 8–13.

Lee & Low

Sunday Shopping by Sally Derby, illus. by Shadra Strickland (May 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60060-438-6). Every Sunday, Evie and her grandmother go on an imaginary shopping trip. Ages 5–8.

Poems in the Attic by Nikki Grimes, illus. by Elizabeth Zunon (May 15, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-027-7). A girl grows closer to her mother after discovering a box of poems her mother wrote about her experiences growing up as a child of an Air Force serviceman. Ages 6–11.

Lee & Low/CBP

Maya’s Blanket: La manta de Maya by Monica Brown, illus. by David Diaz (May 15, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-89239-292-6). In this bilingual story, a girl repurposes her cherished baby blanket. Ages 5–9.

Lee & Low/Tu Books

Ink and Ashes by Valynne Maetani (May 15, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-62014-211-0). Danger looms when a Japanese-American teen learns that her late father was part of a Japanese crime syndicate. Ages 12–up.

Lemniscaat USA

(dist. by Ingram)

There Is a Crocodile Under My Bed by Ingrid and Dieter Schubert (May 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-935954-08-8). This new edition of a 1980 bedtime tale features new art. Ages 3–7.

The Day the Sun Did Not Rise and Shine by Mirjam Enzerink (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-935954-43-9). A helpful but confused owl tries to help the sun shine again. Ages 3–7.

The Feast for the King by Marlies Verhelst (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-935954-44-6). When the meaty treat atop King Lion’s birthday cake disappears, all the animals are suspects. Ages 3–7.

Uh-oh Octopus! by Elle van Lieshout and Erik van Os, illus. by Mies van Hout (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-935954-39-2). Trapped inside his cozy underwater home, Octopus gets help from his friends. Ages 3–7.

The Big L Hotel by Sjoerd Kuyper (Apr. 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-935954-42-2). After his father has a heart attack, soccer star Kos and his siblings must keep the family hotel going. Ages 14–18.

The Castrato by Joyce Pool (May 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-935954-41-5). In Italy in 1700, Angelo must make a difficult choice when he’s selected to follow a lucrative vocal career that requires castration. Ages 15–18.


Birthday Rules by Laurie Friedman, illus. by Teresa Murfin (Mar. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7613-6071-1). Percy’s simple rules ensure that revelers make the most of birthday celebrations. Ages 5–9.

Trash Mountain by Jane Yolen, illus. by Chris Monroe (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4677-1234-7). A young red squirrel flees his familiar tree for the shelter of the landfill after his parents are killed. Ages 8–15.

Lerner/Carolrhoda Lab

Prairie Fire by E.K. Johnston (Mar. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4677-3909-2). Young dragon slayers Owen and Siobhan face military bureaucracy in this sequel to The Story of Owen. Ages 11–18.

The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4677-5420-0). What happens when someone takes away your basic needs—and your worst nightmare comes true? Ages 13–18.

Infandous by Elana Arnold (Mar. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4677-3849-1). Sephora feels lucky in the shadow of her beautiful mother, but her seemingly fairy-tale life changes when she meets Felix. Ages 13–18.


The Twelve-Fingered Boy Trilogy by John Hornor Jacobs concludes with The Conformity (Apr. 1, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7613-9009-1), ages 14–18.


A Rock Can Be... by Laura Salas, illus. by Violeta Dabija (Mar. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4677-2110-3), reveals how rocks enhance and contribute to the world around us. Ages 5–8.

An Ambush of Tigers: A Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns by Betsy Rosenthal, illus. by Jago Silver (Apr. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4677-1464-8), introduces animal collective nouns. Ages 5–9.

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia by Miranda Paul, illus. by Elizabeth Zunon (Feb. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4677-1608-6), tells the true story of a woman who found a way to recycle plastic bags and transform her Gambian community. Ages 5–9.

La Librairie Parisienne

(Dist. by IPG)


Paris-Chien Adventures by Jackie Clark Mancuso continues with Hudson in Provence (May 15, hardcover, $17.95 ISBN: 978-0-9886 0584-8), ages 3-7.

Lion Stone

(dist. by Baker & Taylor)

The Photographist by Sallie Lowenstein (Apr. 1, paper, $25, ISBN 978-0-9859618-2-4). Miriam’s parents leave her in the care of accident-prone father-and-son pranksters. Ages 11–18.

Little Bee

(dist. by Simon & Schuster)

Through the Town: Follow the Trail (May 5, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0076-0), ages 1–4; and Around the World: Follow the Trail (May 5, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0075-3), ages 2–4, by Libby Hamilton, illus. by Craig Shuttlewood. In these interactive books, readers follow die-cut trails to explore a town; and various landscapes.

Slide-and-Seek Books: Flutterby Butterfly (Apr. 7, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0029-6) and Hoppity Frog (Apr. 7, novelty book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0030-2) by Hannah Wilson, illus. by Emma Parrish, are interactive books featuring these creatures, ages 2–5.

Fall Is Here! by Fhiona Galloway (July 7, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0110-1) celebrates autumn traditions. Ages 3–5.

Where’s the Pumpkin? by Francesca Jones, illus. by Fhiona Galloway (July 7, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0097-5), relays a cat’s Halloween adventure. Ages 3–5.

Teddy Picnic by Georgie Birkett (June 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0106-4). A toy bear and his friends enjoy a summer outing. Ages 3–5.

The Big Book of Happy (June 2, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0090-6) and The Big Book of Silly (June 2, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0091-3), illus. by Natalie Marshall, celebrate things happy; and silly. Ages 3–6.

Olive Marshmallow by Katie Saunders (Mar. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0019-7). When his new sibling arrives, Archie thinks she looks like a marshmallow—and wonders if life will ever be the same. Ages 3–6.

Ten Monsters in the Bed by Katie Cotton, illus. by Aaron Blecha (July 7, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0067-8). In this play on “Ten Little Monkeys,” monsters are squished together on a bunk bed. Ages 3–6.

Bird and Bear by Ann James (Apr. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0037-1). On a birthday picnic, Bird and Bear celebrate their friendship. Ages 4–7.

The Entertainer by Emma Dodd (June 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0078-4). Is the bear appearing at a boy’s birthday party wearing a costume—or not? Ages 4–7.

Fish Jam by Kylie Howarth (May 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0098-2). A jazz-loving fish finds fellow musicians in the unlikeliest place. Ages 4–7.

The Littlest Bird by Gareth Edwards, illus. by Elina Ellis (May 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0087-6). A bird leaves a crowded nest to live in another nest with an egg from which a dinosaur hatches. Ages 4–7.

Ruby and Grub by Abi Burlingham, illus. by Sarah Warburton (June 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0085-2). A family learns to live with—and love—a trouble-making dog. Ages 4–7.

Turtle and Me by Robie H. Harris, illus. by Tor Freeman (Apr. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0046-3), spotlights a boy’s adventures with his beloved toy turtle. Ages 4–8.


My First by Holly Brook-Piper debuts with My First 123 (Feb. 3, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0024-1), My First Colors (Feb. 3, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0025-8), My First Shapes (Feb. 3, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0027-2), and My First Words (Feb. 3, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-4998-0026-5), ages 1–3.

Little, Brown

Daddy Sat on a Duck by Scott M. Cohn (May 5, hardcover, $15, ISBN 978-0-316-40749-6) debuts a picture-book series depicting contemporary family life. Ages 3–6.

The Grasshopper & the Ants by Jerry Pinkney (Apr. 7, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0-316-40081-7). In this rendition of an Aesop fable, a grasshopper wonders why ants won’t join in his merrymaking. Ages 3–6.

If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t! by Elise Parsley (July 14, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0-316-37657-0). Magnolia is determined to have the best show-and-tell of all. Ages 3–6.

The Little Shop of Monsters by R.L. Stine, illus. by Marc Brown (July 21, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0-316-36983-1), presents an adventure about choosing your own monster. Ages 3–6.

Mama Seeton’s Whistle by Jerry Spinelli, illus. by LeUyen Pham (Apr. 14, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0-316-12217-7). Mama Seeton’s beckoning whistle is heard far and wide in this tribute to a mother’s love. Ages 3–6.

The Night World by Mordicai Gerstein (June 16, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0-316-18822-7). The Caldecott Medalist offers a tale about the secrets of nighttime and the beauty of dawn. Ages 3–6.

Outstanding in the Rain by Frank Viva (Apr. 14, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0-316-36627-4). Die-cuts transform words and pictures in this story of a boy’s birthday celebration on Coney Island. Ages 3–6.

Rory the Dinosaur: Me and My Dad by Liz Climo (May 5, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0-316-27728-0). A young dinosaur wants to go on an adventure by himself, though his father is always close by. Ages 3–6.

Wherever You Go by Pat Zietlow Miller, illus. by Eliza Wheeler (May 5, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0-316-40002-2). A rabbit and his friends discover the magical worlds just outside their door. Ages 3–6.

Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman, illus. by Zachariah OHora (Feb. 17, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0-316-22614-1). When a bunny family adopts a wolf baby, only one sibling knows to be scared of him. Ages 3–6.

Should You Be a River: A Poem About Love by Ed Young (Apr. 14, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0-316-23089-6) presents a poem celebrating the trials and triumphs of unconditional love. Ages 3–up.

Petticoat Pirates: The Mermaids of Starfish Reef (Apr. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-907411-96-0) and The Sea Fairies of Whirlpool Gully (June 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-907411-97-7) by Erica-Jane Waters launch a series about three young female pirates navigating magical seas. Ages 7–9.

Bayou Magic by Jewell Parker Rhodes (May 12, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0-316-22484-0). This coming-of-age magical realism story involves Southern folklore, friendship, mermaids, and an environmental twist. Ages 8–12.

The Book That Proves Time Travel Happens by Henry Clark (Apr. 14, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0-316-40617-8) explores the connections between Morse code and ancient Chinese I-Ching hexagrams. Ages 8–12.

The Detective’s Assistant by Kate Hannigan (Apr. 7, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0-316-40351-1) is an adventure based on the true story of Kate Warne, America’s first female detective, and her spirited niece. Ages 8–12.

If You Find This by Matthew Baker (Mar. 17, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0-316-24008-6). A young math whiz is on a quest to find his grandfather’s hidden treasure in order to save the family house. Ages 8–12.

The Tapper Twins Go to War (With Each Other) by Geoff Rodkey (Apr. 7, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-316-29779-0) launches an illustrated series about two creative, sparring twins. Ages 8–12.

Wonder at the Edge of the World by Nicole Helget (Apr. 14, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0-316-24510-4). A girl
challenges her notions of family, slavery, and friendship as she fights to save her father’s legacy. Ages 8–12.

Woundabout by Lev Rosen, illus. by Ellis Rosen (June 23, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0-316-37078-3). In the wake of tragedy, siblings are sent to live with their eccentric aunt in a town where change is feared. Ages 8–12.

I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives by Martin Ganda and Caitlin Alifirenka, with Liz Welch (Apr. 14, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0-316-24131-1). An American girl and a boy from Zimbabwe change each other’s lives after connecting through a school pen-pal project. Ages 12–up.

Scarlett Undercover by Jennifer Latham (May 19, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0-316-28393-9) introduces a smart, sarcastic Muslim-American heroine ready to take on crime in her hometown of Las Almas. Ages 12–up.

Sometimes You Win—Sometimes You Learn for Teens: How to Turn a Loss into a Win by John C. Maxwell (Feb. 24, paper, $15, ISBN 978-0-316-28409-7) adapts this self-help guide for teens. Ages 12–up.

My Best Everything by Sarah Tomp (Mar. 3, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0-316-32478-6). This novel of a determined girl in modern-day Appalachia touches on first loves, broken hearts, and moonshine. Ages 15–up.

The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker (June 2, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0-316-32700-8). Can a wizard help save one of the king’s best witch hunters after she’s accused of being a witch herself? Ages 15–up.


Birdie is back in Birdie’s First Day of School by Sujean Rim (July 14, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0-316-40745-8), ages 3–6. Dinotrux by Chris Gall moves on with Dinotrux Dig the Beach (June 2, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0-316-37553-5), ages 3–6. The Very Fairy Princess returns in A Spooky, Sparkly Halloween by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton, illus. by Christine Davenier (July 21, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0-316-28304-5), ages 3–6. Doodlesnoops adds Snoop Troop: Attack of the Ninja Potato Clones by Kirk Scroggs (Apr. 21, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-316-24277-6), ages 6–9. Goon Holler continues with Goon Fishin’ by Christian Jacobs, illus. by Parker Jacobs (June 2, hardcover, $15, ISBN 978-0-316-40552-2), ages 6–9. Space Taxi zooms on with Archie’s Alien Disguise by Wendy Mass and Michael Brawer (Apr. 14, hardcover, $15, ISBN 978-0-316-24326-1), ages 6–10. Joining The Imaginary Veterinary is The Griffin’s Riddle by Suzanne Selfors, illus. by Dan Santat (Feb. 24, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0-316-28690-9), ages 7–12. And The Blackwell Pages concludes with Thor’s Serpents by K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr (May 19, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0-316-20495-8), ages 8–12.

The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer continues with Book 4 (July 7, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0-316-40689-5), ages 8–12. The Vikings joins Guts & Glory by Ben Thompson (June 9, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0-316-32056-6), ages 8–12. Allies & Assassins gains A Conspiracy of Princes by Justin Somper (May 26, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0-316-25397-0), ages 12–up. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl presents Dangerous Deception (May 19, hardcover, $19, ISBN 978-0-316-37034-9), ages 12–up. Illusive rolls on with Deceptive by Emily Lloyd-Jones (July 14, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0-316-25464-9), ages 12–up. Chris Weitz’s The Young World trilogy adds The New Order (July 21, hardcover, $19, ISBN 978-0-316-22630-1), ages 12–up. The 100 greets Homecoming by Kass Morgan (Feb. 24, paper, $12, ISBN 978-0-316-38196-3), ages 15–up. The Diviners by Libba Bray releases Lair of Dreams (July 7, hardcover, $19, ISBN 978-0-316-12604-5), ages 15–up. And The Unknown Assassin wraps up with I Am the Traitor by Allen Zadoff (June 9, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0-316-19972-8), ages 15–up.

Little, Brown/LB Kids

Boo, Boo, I Love You! by Sandra Magsamen (July 21, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-316-25514-1) offers a Halloween tale featuring a felt hat. Ages up to 3.

I Love You, Blankie by Sheryl Haft, illus. by Jane Massey (Feb. 17, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-316-28356-4). This book with a padded cover follows a child’s imaginative journey with a beloved blankie. Ages up to 3.


Dinotrux gains Revenge of the Dinotrux by Chris Gall (Mar. 17, board book, $6.99, ISBN 978-0-316-40635-2), ages up to 3.

Little, Brown/Poppy

Kissing Ted Callahan (and Other Guys) by Amy Spalding (Apr. 14, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0-316-37152-0). Two friends vow to make something happen with their respective crushes. Ages 15–up.

A Million Miles Away by Lara Avery (July 7, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0-316-28368-7). When an accident kills her twin, Kelsey falls for the late girl’s boyfriend in Afghanistan when they connect online. Ages 15–up.

Those Girls by Lauren Saft (June 9, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0-316-40366-5) reveals what goes on in the minds of three best friends who are the school party girls. Ages 15–up.


Jessica Darling’s It List offers The (Totally Not) Guaranteed Guide to Stressing, Obsessing & Second-Guessing by Megan McCafferty (June 9, hardcover, $17, ISBN 978-0-316-33324-5), ages 8–12. And Wildflower moves on with The Road to You by Alecia Whitaker (July 14, hardcover, $18, ISBN 978-0-316-25140-2), ages 12–up.

Little Gestalten

(dist. by Prestel)

How Big Is Big? How Far Is Far? Measurements for Children by Jan Van Der Veken (Feb. 1, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-3-89955-732-9) uses various comparisons to explain units of measure. Ages 5–10.

The Incredible Three and a Half Superheroes by Frank Schmeisser (Feb. 1, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-3-89955-740-4) chronicles the top-secret exploits of a middle-school superhero team. Ages 8–up.

The Story of Mademoiselle Oiseau by (Feb. 1, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-3-89955-734-3). An eccentric neighbor in her Paris apartment building helps shy Isabella become more confident and brave. Ages 8–up.

That’s What You Think! A Mind-Boggling Guide to the Brain by Jan Von Holleben, Michael Madeja, and Katja Naie (Feb. 1, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-3-89955-725-1). Photos illustrate answers to children’s questions about the brain. Ages 11–up.

Little Hare

(dist. by IPG)

Little Piggy’s Got No Moves by Phillip Gwynne and Eliza McCann, illus. by Tom Jellet (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-921894-25-1). Piggy’s friends help him discover there’s nothing wrong with dancing to a different beat. Ages 3–6.

The Stone Lion by Margaret Wild, illus. by Ritva Voutila (May 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-921894-85-5). A baby is abandoned at the paws of a lion statue in this tale of the power of kindness to change lives. Ages 5–9.

Little Island

(dist. by IPG)

The Powers: The Not-So-Super Superheroes by Kevin Stevens, illus. by Sheena Dempsey (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-908195-83-8). A family with incredible powers lacks the ability to control them. Ages 8–12.

The Keeper by Darragh Martin (Apr. 1, paper, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-908195-84-5). In this Celtic fantasy, a boy has to learn to use the Book of Magic when his sister is kidnapped by an evil raven-goddess. Ages 10–14.

Valentina by Kevin McDermott (Apr. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-908195-20-3). On a still-habitable island in a burning and flooding world, a privileged girl must face her responsibilities to help others. Ages 12–15.

Bartolomé: The Infanta’s Pet by Rachel Van Kooij, trans. by Siobhán Parkinson (Apr. 1, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-908195-26-5). This novel of courage and hope stars a young dwarf in 17th-century Madrid. Ages 12–up.

Primrose Leary: Prim Improper (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-84840-948-4) and Improper Order (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-908195-23-4) by Deirdre Sullivan launch a series about a girl adjusting to the death of her mother and navigating middle school life. Ages 13–up.


Mad Cap offers Chop-Chop, Mad Cap! by Juliette Saumande, illus. by Sadie Cramer (Apr. 1, paper, $7.99, ISBN 978-1-908195-21-0), ages 8–12.

Little Pickle

(dist. by Ingram)

Always Willa: Roar Like a Girl by Coleen Murtagh Paratore (July 14, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-939775-07-8). In this series launch starring the heroine from the Wedding Planner’s Daughter series, Willa moves from Cape Cod to upstate New York and discovers new friends and a new meaning of home. Ages 9–12.


(dist. by Ingram)

The Crimson Gate by Whitney A. Miller (Mar. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7387-4204-5). Harlow must escape from the temple and thwart Isiris in this sequel to The Violet Hour. Ages 12–18.

Dating Down by Stefanie Lyons (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7387-4337-0). In this novel told in verse, a girl falls into a dangerous relationship with an older drug dealer. Ages 12–18.

The Oathbreaker’s Shadow by Amy McCulloch (Feb. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-0-7387-4405-6). On the day Darhan vows to be protector of the future king, he is mysteriously marked as an oathbreaker. Ages 12–18.

Out of the Dragon’s Mouth by Joyce Burns Zeiss (Mar. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7387-4196-3). A Vietnamese girl must survive a refugee camp while waiting to be sponsored for entry into America. Ages 12–18.

What Remains by Helene Dunbar (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7387-4430-8). After a drunk driver hits their car, Lizzie dies and Cal, who received her donated heart, grapples with survivor’s guilt. Ages 12–18.

Where You End by Anna Pellicioli (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7387-4403-2). Reeling after a heartbreak,
Miriam impulsively destroys a Picasso statue and is blackmailed by a mysterious witness. Ages 12–18.

Blues for Zoey by Robert Paul Weston (Feb. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7387-4340-0). A responsible boy’s life spins out of control when he meets a girl who is a mystery he can’t help but try to figure out. Ages 13–18.

Secret of the Sevens by Lynn Lindquist (June 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-0-7387-4404-9). Invited to join a secret society at his boarding school, Talan encounters a web of lies that could threaten his life. Ages 13–18.

Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee (Apr. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-0-7387-4338-7). Just before a championship fight in the weightless combat sport of zeroboxing, superstar Carr discovers he was genetically modified. Ages 13–18.


Avalon Rising by Kathryn Rose (May 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-0-7387-4489-6) is a new Metal & Lace Novel, ages 13–18. And Night Walkers issues Mania by J.R. Johansson (July 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7387-4431-5), ages 13–18.

Lonely Planet


Adventures in… starts up with Adventures in Famous Places: Packed Full of Activities and Over 250 Stickers (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-74360-779-4), Adventures in Noisy Places: Packed Full of Activities and Over 250 Stickers (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-74360-780-0), and Adventures in Smelly Places: Packed Full of Activities and Over 250 Stickers (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-74360-781-7), ages 3–5.

James Lorimer

(dist. by Orca)

Frostbite Hotel by Karin Adams (Mar. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4594-0706-0). Kirby, who dreams of being an entrepreneur, builds a snow hotel in the schoolyard. Ages 8–12.


The Seven Stair Crew offers The Sinkhole by Brad V. Cowan (Mar. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4594-0723-7), ages 8–12. Lorimer Sports Stories issues Bench Brawl by Trevor Kew (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4594-0711-4) and Red Zone Rivals by Eric Howling (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4594-0714-5), ages 10–13. Joining Lorimer Real Justice is Jailed for Life for Being Black: The Story of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter by Bill Swan (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4594-0665-0), ages 13–up. And Lorimer SideStreets rolls on with Beyond Crazy by Deb Loughead (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4594-0717-6) and Out of It by Michelle Kadarusman (Mar. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4594-0720-6), ages 13–up.

Macmillan/Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Hooray for Hoppy! by Tim Hopgood (Feb. 10, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30129-3). A young rabbit investigates the arrival of spring using all five senses. Ages 2–4.

The Whale in My Swimming Pool by Joyce Wan (Apr. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30037-1). What does a boy do when the whale in his swimming pool refuses to budge? Ages 2–6.

My Dog Is the Best by Laurie Ann Thompson, illus. by Paul Schmid (June 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30051-7), reveals the lengths to which a boy goes to show how much he loves his dog. Ages 3–6.

Troto and the Trucks by Uri Shulevitz (May 12, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30080-7) is a tale about a clever little car who can outsmart wisecracking big trucks. Ages 3–6.

Max’s Math by Kate Banks, illus. by Boris Kulikov (Mar. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-34875-5). This companion to Max’s Words introduces shapes, matching, and counting. Ages 4–8.

One Family by George Shannon, illus. by Blanca Gomez (May 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30003-6). This celebration of diverse families includes a counting element. Ages 4–8.

Out of the Woods: A True Story of an Unforgettable Event by Rebecca Bond (July 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38077-9). Based on an experience from Bond’s grandfather’s life, this tells how animals and people survive a forest fire. Ages 5–9.

Fort by Cynthia DeFelice (May 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-32427-8). Augie and Wyatt launch Operation Doom when two older boys mess up the fort they’ve built in the woods. Ages 8–12.

Secrets of Selkie Bay by Shelley Moore Thomas (July 7, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-374-36749-7). Sisters in an Irish seaside town deal with the disappearance of their mother—who just might be a selkie. Ages 8–12.

Survival Strategies of the Almost Brave by Jen White (June 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30084-5). Abandoned by their father while on the road, two sisters get help from an unlikely source. Ages 8–12.

If I Were You by Leslie Margolis (May 12, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30068-5). When two friends wish for the same thing—to be in each other’s shoes—at the same moment, their wishes are granted. Ages 10–14.

The Churchill Club: Knud Pedersen and the Boys Who Challenged Hitler by Phillip Hoose (May 12, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30022-7) presents the true account of seven Danish teens who dared to fight the Nazi war machine at the outbreak of WWII. Ages 12–18.

Battlesaurus: Rampage at Waterloo by Brian Falkner (July 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30075-3). This alternative history mash-up puts fearsome animals into the hands of Napoleon. Ages 12–18.

Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson (July 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30009-8). In 1888, a young governess becomes a spy in this story of colonists rebelling against the British use of magic. Ages 12–18.

The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver (Apr. 28, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30046-3). When, after an argument, twin sisters get into a tragic accident that leaves one dead, the other assumes her identity. Ages 12–18.

Unlikely Warrior: A Jewish Soldier in Hitler’s Army by Georg Rauch (Feb. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30142-2) is a memoir about a Jewish Viennese teenager drafted into Hitler’s army. Ages 12–18.


Billy Steers’s Tractor Mac stars in Tractor Mac Arrives at the Farm (May 5, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30102-6), Tractor Mac Family Reunion (May 5, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30109-5), Tractor Mac Farmers’ Market (May 5, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30107-1), Tractor Mac New Friend (May 5, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30110-1), Tractor Mac Parade’s Best (May 5, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30106-4), and Tractor Mac You’re a Winner (May 5, hardcover, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30104-0), ages 2–5. The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark by Deborah Diesen, illus. by Dan Hanna (July 7, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30189-7), is a new Pout-Pout Fish Adventure, ages 3–6. The Riverman Trilogy offers The Whisper by Aaron Starmer (Mar. 17, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-374-36311-6), ages 10–14. Unchanged concludes Jessica Brody’s The Unremembered Trilogy (Feb. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-37989-6), ages 12–18. And The Winner’s Trilogy issues The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski (Mar. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-38470-8), ages 12–18.


Queen of the Diamond: The Lizzie Murphy Story by Emily Arnold McCully (Feb. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30007-4) chronicles the life of this girl, born in 1900, who talked her way onto the local boys’ baseball team and eventually signed to play with a pro team. Ages 5–8.


Franklin School Friends continues with Izzy Barr, Running Star by Claudia Mills, illus. by Rob Shepperson (Apr. 28, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-374-33578-6), ages 7–10.

Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends

Duck’s Vacation by Gilad Soffer (May 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-05647-4). A cranky duck wants to be alone so he can enjoy his vacation—until he realizes he needs company after all. Ages 2–5.

Naptime with Theo and Beau by Jessica Shyba (Feb. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-05906-2). A puppy and his boy star in this tale based on the blog Momma’s Gone City. Ages 2–5.

Little Bird’s Bad Word by Jacob Grant (July 21, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-05149-3) Little Bird is excited to share a new word with his friends—but he discovers that word isn’t so nice. Ages 4–7.

Buckle and Squash: The Perilous Princess Plot by Sarah Courtauld (May 5, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-250-05277-3). Two sisters on very different quests battle dragons and villains. Ages 7–10.

From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess by Meg Cabot (May 19, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-06602-2). In this illustrated diary series launch, Mia Thermopolis, Princess of Genovia, pops into Olivia’s New Jersey school and announces that she is her long-lost sister. Ages 8–12.

Moone Boy: The Blunder Years by Chris O’Dowd and Nick Vincent Murphy (May 5, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-250-05707-5). Martin has imaginary friends in this series debut based on the Hulu sitcom. Ages 9–12.

The Ladybirds: Flirty Dancing by Jenny McLachlan (Apr. 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-06148-5). Bullied Bea overcomes her shyness and gets her time in the spotlight in this series launch. Ages 12–18.

Joyride by Anna Banks (June 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-03961-3). A popular guy and a shy girl with a secret become unlikely accomplices in late-night pranks—and are soon in over their heads. Ages 12–18.

The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things by Ann Aguirre (Apr. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-04750-2) reveals the romance between a girl who tries to be perfect and a music-consumed boy. Ages 12–18.

Summoner: The Novice by Taran Matharu (May 5, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-250-06712-8). In this trilogy launch, a blacksmith’s apprentice discovers he has the ability to summon demons. Ages 12–18.

Boys Don’t Knit by T.S. Easton (Mar. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-05331-2). Assigned to community service to avoid probation, Ben discovers he’s a natural at knitting—but how will he hide it? Ages 13–18.

Shutter by Courtney Alameda (Feb. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-04467-9). A teen whose family legacy enables her to exorcise ghosts by capturing their energy on film must destroy a powerful entity. Ages 13–18.

Sweet by Emmy Laybourne (June 2, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-05519-4). Laurel is a guest on a celebrity cruise that goes comically—and then tragically—wrong. Ages 13–18.


Bedtime Math issues The Truth Comes Out by Laura Overdeck, illus. by Jim Paillot (Mar. 3, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-250-04775-5), ages 3–7. The 39-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths, illus. by Terry Denton (Apr. 7, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-250-02692-7), is a new Treehouse title, ages 6–10. Magic Shop releases The Disappearing Magician by Kate Egan and Mike Lane, illus. by Eric Wight (May 12, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-250-06322-9), ages 7–9. Fins of Fury by Mo O’Hara, illus. by Marek Jagucki (Mar. 3, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-250-02921-8), joins My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish, ages 7–10. Shipwreck Island gains Lost by S.A. Bodeen (July 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-02779-5), ages 10–13. Fairyland welcomes The Boy Who Lost Fairyland by Catherynne M. Valente, illus, by Ana Juan (Mar. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-250-02349-0), ages 10–14, and Revenge, Ice Cream, and Other Things Best Served Cold by Katie Finn (May 5, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-04525-6) is new to Broken Hearts & Revenge, ages 13–18.

Title in Spanish

La Noche En Que Tú Naciste (On the Night You Were Born) by Nancy Tillman (Mar. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-05882-9), ages 1–4.

Macmillan/Henry Holt

How to Pee: Potty Training for Boys by Todd Spector, M.D., illus. by Arree Chung (Apr. 14, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9773-3), puts a new twist on a potty training. Ages 1–4.

Not This Bear: A First Day of School Story by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Laura Hussey (June 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9896-9). Will Bear enjoy his first day of preschool? Ages 2–6.

Power Down, Little Robot by Anna Staniszewski, illus. by Tim Zeltner (Mar. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-125-0). It’s time to power down for the night, but Little Robot isn’t ready. Ages 3–6.

Good Night, Firefly by Gabriel Alborozo (June 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-222-6). Nina realizes she must free the firefly she trapped to keep her company in the dark. Ages 3–7.

Bee Dance by Rick Chrustowski (June 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9919-5). A honeybee searches for nectar and returns to the hive to share news of her findings. Ages 4–8.

I, Fly: The Buzz About Flies and How Awesome They Are by Bridget Heos, illus. by Jennifer Plecas (Mar. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9469-5). A fly offers a fact-filled celebration of his species. Ages 4–8.

The Most Amazing Creature in the Sea by Brenda Z. Guiberson, illus. by Gennady Spirin (June 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9961-4), rounds up facts and illustrations of sea animals. Ages 4–8.

My Humongous Hamster Goes to School by Lorna Freytag (June 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-140-3). The hero of My Humongous Hamster heads to school. Ages 4–8.

Orangutanka: A Story in Poems by Margarita Engle, illus. by Renee Kurilla (Mar. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9839-6). Japanese-inspired tanka poems celebrate orangutans. Ages 4–8.

Won Ton and Chopstick: A Cat and Dog Tale Told in Haiku by Lee Wardlaw, illus. by Eugene Yelchin (Mar. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9987-4). A puppy joins the family in this sequel to Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku. Ages 4–8.

Wham! by April Pulley Sayre, illus. by Steve Jenkins (May 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-8842-7), tours the world of woodpeckers. Ages 4–8.

I See a Pattern Here by Bruce Goldstone (Mar. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9209-7). Photos and examples from nature and artwork spotlight patterns. Ages 7–10.

Battle of the Bulge by Rick Atkinson (May 5, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-113-7). This adaptation of The Guns at Last Light examines this decisive battle. Ages 8–12.

Finding Serendipity by Angelica Banks, illus. by Stevie Lewis (Feb. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-154-0). Tuesday and her dog venture to the land of stories in search of the girl’s author mother. Ages 8–12.

The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly (July 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9744-3). When a visiting veterinarian arrives in town, Callie discovers a vocation she desperately wants in this follow-up to Newbery Honor Book The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate. Ages 9–12.

Hitler’s Last Days by Bill O’Reilly (June 9, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-396-4). Adapted from Killing Patton, this recounts events surrounding Hitler’s death and the demise of the German Nazi state. Ages 10–14.

Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen (Feb. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9980-5). Longing for magic, Sarah finally discovers that magic is what her parents are running away from. Ages 12–18.

The Silver Trilogy: Dream a Little Dream by Kerstin Gier, trans. by Anthea Bell (Apr. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-027-7). In this trilogy debut, a girl can’t explain her bizarre dreams. Ages 12–18.

Forever for a Year by B.T. Gottfred (July 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-191-5). Told in alternating voices, this novel tells of two teens who fall in love for the first time and discover it might not last forever. Ages 14–18.

I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios (Feb. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9795-5) centers on a trailer-park girl with big dreams and the combat veteran she never expected to fall for. Ages 14–18.

Nil Unlocked by Lynne Matson (May 12, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-293-6). In this sequel to Nil, Rives discovers that keeping Nil City united is tougher than ever. Ages 14–18.

Our Brothers at the Bottom of the Bottom of the Sea by Jonathan David Kranz (June 9, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-050-5). Two teens search for answers about their brothers’ deaths. Ages 14–up.


Lily Small’s Fairy Animals of Misty Wood debuts with Chloe the Kitten (Feb. 10, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-141-0) and Bella the Bunny (Feb. 10, paper, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-142-7), ages 5–8. Maybelle returns in Maybelle Goes to School by Katie Speck, illus. by Paul Rátz de Tagyos (June 23, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9158-8), ages 7–10. Wings & Co. continues with The Vanishing of Billy Buckle by Sally Gardner, illus. by David Roberts (July 7, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9915-7), ages 7–10. And joining The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson is The Heart of Betrayal (July 7, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9924-9), ages 14–18.


The ABC Animal Orchestra by Donald Saaf (Apr. 7, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9072-7). Animals play instruments in this alphabet book. Ages 2–4.

You’re a Crab! A Moody Day Book by Jenny Whitehead (June 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9361-2) looks at children’s emotions and moods through the lens of a crab who’s feeling crabby. Ages 4–7.

Weird and Wild Animal Facts by Jessica Loy (Apr. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-7945-6). Photos illustrate facts about 14 animals. Ages 4–8.

Luna & Me: The True Story of a Girl Who Lived in a Tree to Save a Forest by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw (May 12, hardcover, $18.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9976-8) spotlights environmental activist Julia “Butterfly” Hill, who saved a 1,000-year-old redwood tree. Ages 5–9.

Elvis: The Story of the Rock and Roll King by Bonnie Christensen (Apr. 21, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9447-3) focuses on Presley’s younger years and his passion for music. Ages 6–9.

The House That Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams by Tanya Lee Stone, illus. by Kathryn Brown (June 23, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9049-9), profiles the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, who revived a poor Chicago neighborhood by opening a community center in her home. Ages 6–9.

Dogs Are People, Too: A Collection of Cartoons to Make Your Tail Wag by Dave Coverly (Feb. 10, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-042-0) compiles this syndicated cartoonist’s dog-themed works. Ages 7–12.

Hypnotize a Tiger: Poems About Just About Everything by Calef Brown (Mar. 17, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9928-7) is a middle-grade poetry collection. Ages 8–12.

The Sign of the Cat by Lynne Jonell (June 16, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9683-5). A boy who can speak to cats stars in this high-seas adventure involving a missing princess. Ages 8–14.

Dear Hank Williams by Kimberly Willis Holt (Apr. 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-8022-3). In 1948, during difficult times at home, Tate finds comfort in writing letters to Hank Williams. Ages 9–12.

Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman (June 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62779-115-1). After the creator of an online book-themed game is attacked, Emily searches for the key to his newest game. Ages 9–14.

Witherwood Reform School by Obert Skye, illus. by Keith Thompson (Mar. 3, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9879-2). In this series launch, two kids become entangled in their reform school’s dark secrets. Ages 9–12.

Finding Mr. Brightside by Jay Clark (Mar. 24, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9257-8). Two smart, lost teens with a shared, sad past find love at CVS. Ages 14–18.


Ready, Set, Dogs! Welcomes Hot Diggity Dogs by Stephanie Calmenson and Joanna Cole, illus. by Heather Ross (June 9, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9649-1), ages 6–9. Sasquatch and Aliens presents Super Sasquatch Showdown by Charise Mericle Harper (Feb. 3, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9622-4), ages 7–10. My Life ushers in My Life as a Gamer by Janet Tashjian, illus. by Jake Tashjian (Apr. 7, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9851-8), ages 9–12. And Blood Will Tell by April Henry (June 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-9853-2) joins Point Last Seen, ages 12–18.


Color Attack! (June 2, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-312-51845-5) and Color It! (June 2, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-312-51844-8) by Roger Priddy are large-format coloring books with a stackable, five-color crayon. Ages 3–7.


My First Priddy introduces Busy Farm Cloth Book by Roger Priddy (Mar. 10, novelty book, $10.99, ISBN 978-0-312-51791-5), ages up to 1. Priddy’s Alphaprints issues Colors (Mar. 3, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-312-51793-9), ages up to 3. Priddy’s Little Friends greets Barnyard Fun! (June 23, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-312-51841-7), ages 1–3. My First Peekaboo by Priddy releases Where’s My Home? (May 19, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-312-51834-9), Who Am I? (May 19, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-312-51833-2), Who Says Roar? (May 19, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-312-51836-3), and Who’s My Mom? (May 19, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-312-51832-5), ages 1–3. Priddy’s Colors (Apr. 21, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-312-51799-1) and Words (Apr. 21, board book, $7.99, ISBN 978-0-312-51801-1) join Sneak-a-Peek, ages 1–3. Lift-the-Flap Tab Books adds Hide and Seek Bunnies by Priddy (Feb. 17, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-312-51784-7), ages 2–4. And Priddy’s Treasure Hunt finds Around the Town (Mar. 24, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-312-51797-7) and On the Farm (Mar. 24, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-312-51796-0), ages 2–4.

Playtown flies on with Airport by Priddy (Apr. 7, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-312-51803-5), ages 2–5. Bible Stories releases My Favorite Bible Stories by Priddy (Feb. 17, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-0-312-51786-1), ages 3–6. Easter Parade (Feb. 17, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-312-51785-4) joins Priddy’s Funny Faces, ages 3–6. Fact Bites offers Bug Bites (June 2, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-312-51850-9) and Dino Bites (June 2, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-312-51847-9) by Priddy, ages 5–8. And Priddy's Make It! Issues Braid It! (June 2, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-312-51848-6) and Nail Art! (June 2, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-0-312-51846-2), ages 5–8.

Macmillan/Roaring Brook

I Get Dressed (July 28, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-147-0) and I Play (July 28, board book, $5.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-148-7) by David McPhail are concept books introducing the words for everyday clothing and activities. Ages 1–3.

Edible Numbers by Jennifer Vogel Bass (May 26, hardcover, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-003-9). This companion to Edible Colors is a counting book featuring fruits and vegetables. Ages 2–5.

Kiki Kokí: La Leyenda Encantada del Coquí (Kiki Kokí: The Enchanted Legend of the Coquí Frog) by Ed Rodríguez (Apr. 14, paper, $8.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-132-6) is a Spanish-language edition of this Puerto Rican folktale. Ages 4–8.

The Skunk by Mac Barnett, illus. by Patrick McDonnell (Apr. 14, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-59643-966-5). When a man finds a skunk following him, the two embark on a frantic chase through the city. Ages 4–8.

Return to Augie Hobble by Lane Smith (May 5, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-054-1). In Smith’s debut novel, a boy grapples with paranormal mysteries, balky amusement park rides, and loss. Ages 8–12.

The Young Investigator’s Guide to Ancient Aliens by the History Channel (July 21, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-063-3) explores the role extraterrestrials may have played in human history. Ages 8–12.

Katie Friedman Gives Up Texting! (And Lives to Tell About It) by Tommy Greenwald, illus. by J.P. Coovert (Feb. 17, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-59643-837-8). Can Charlie Joe Jackson’s best friend Katie Friedman convince her fellow middle schoolers to give up their phones for a week? Ages 9–12.

The Maloneys’ Magical Weatherbox by Nigel Quinlan (July 28, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-033-6). Siblings measure their lives by the seasons, until one year autumn doesn’t arrive. Ages 9–12.

Tommy: The Gun That Changed America by Karen Blumenthal (June 30, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-084-8) reveals how the Thompson submachine gun changed various aspects of life. Ages 12–18.

Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu (June 2, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-59643-911-5). Rachel has always found solace in her religious beliefs, but can’t shake the feeling that her devotion might destroy her soul. Ages 12–18.

Stone in the Sky by Cecil Castellucci (Feb. 24, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-59643-776-0). In this follow-up to Tin Star, Tula needs to rely on more than just her wits to save her only home in the sky. Ages 12–18.

Temple Boys by Jamie Buxton (Feb. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-036-7). In this biblical story retold through the eyes of a teen, the Magician arrives at the temple talking of miracles and revolution. Ages 12–18.


Sekret adds Skandal by Lindsay Smith (Apr. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-005-3), ages 12–18.

Macmillan/Roaring Brook/First Second


Adventures in Cartooning Jr. returns with Sleepless Knight by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost (Apr. 7, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-5964-3651-0), ages 3–5. Anna Banana returns in Anna Banana and the Chocolate Explosion by Dominique Roques, illus. by Alexis Dormal (June 16, hardcover, $15.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-020-6), ages 5–7. The Chronicles of Claudett continues with Dragons Beware! by Jorge Aguirre, illus. by Rafael Rosado (May 12, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-59643-878-1), ages 7–10. And Last Man adds The Royal Cup by Bastien Vivès, Michaël Sanlaville, and Balak (June 23, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-047-3), ages 14–18.

Macmillan/Roaring Brook/Porter

Boats for Papa by Jessixa Bagley (June 30, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-039-8). In this tale of dealing with loss, a boy sends driftwood boats to sea hoping they’ll find his father. Age 3–7.

Wait by Antoinette Portis (July 14, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-59643-921-4). Walking in the city, a boy drawn to different sights inspires his rushing mother to slow down. Ages 3–7.

Special Delivery by Philip C. Stead, illus. by Matthew Cordell (Mar. 3, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-59643-931-3). Sadie goes to great lengths to deliver an elephant to her lonely great-aunt. Ages 3–7.

Ben Draws Trouble by Matt Davies (Apr. 7, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-59643-795-1). Ben’s notebook falls into the wrong hands in this follow-up to Ben Rides On. Ages 4–7.

What James Said by Liz Rosenberg, illus. by Matthew Myers (June 9, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-59643-8-5). Best friends discover that true friendship surpasses rumor or misunderstanding. Ages 4–8.

How Jelly Roll Morton Invented Jazz by Jonah Winter, illus. by Keith Mallett (June 16, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-59643-963-4). This profile riffs on the language and rhythms of old New Orleans. Ages 5–10.

Water Is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle by Miranda Paul, illus. by Jason Chin (May 26, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-59643-984-9), shows the forms water takes, including rain, fog, and snow. Ages 6–10.

Second Banana by Keith Graves (Feb. 10, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-59643-883-5). How can a circus gorilla get promoted from Second to First Banana? Ages 7–10.

How to Babysit a Leopard: And Other True Stories from Our Travels Across Six Continents by Ted Lewin and Betsy Lewin (June 9, hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-59643-616-9). Stories, illustrations, and photos showcase this couple’s worldwide animal adventures. Ages 8–14.

Macmillan/Square Fish

Fierce Reads: Kisses and Curses by various authors (May 19, paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-250-06053-2) compiles short stories by authors spotlighted in the publisher’s Fierce Reads program. Ages 12–18.


Lift-the-Flap Tab Books rolls on with Tractor Mac: Friends on the Farm by Billy Steers (July 14, board book, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-374-30168-2), ages 2–4. And Nick Bruel’s Bad Kitty stars in Bad Kitty Does Not Like Candy (May 12, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-230-9) and Bad Kitty Does Not Like Dogs (May 12, paper, $4.99, ISBN 978-1-62672-231-6), ages 2–5; and Bad Kitty Makes Comics... and You Can Too! (May 12, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-59643-979-5), ages 5–8.

Macmillan/Swoon Reads

Love Fortunes and Other Disasters by Kimberly Karalius (May 12, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-250-04720-5). When her fortune dictates that she will never find love, Fallon takes control of her own fate. Ages 12–18.

Velvet by Temple West (May 12, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-250-05708-2). After losing both parents, Caitlin is assigned a vampire bodyguard who decides the best way to protect her is to pose as her boyfriend. Ages 13–18.

Maverick Arts

(dist. by IPG)


New Picture Books are Bibble and the Bubbles by Alice Hemming, illus. by Sara Sanchez (Apr. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-84886-115-2), I Wish I’d Been Born a Unicorn by Rachel Lyon, illus. by Andrea Ringli (May 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-84886-117-6), and Yuck! Said the Yak by Alex English, illus. by Emma Levey (June 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-84886-114-5), ages 3–8.

McSweeney’s McMullens

(dist. by PGW)

Girl at the Bottom of the Sea by Michelle Tea (May 5, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-940450-00-1). Sophie and her mermaid guardian travel to Poland in this follow-up to Mermaid in Chelsea Creek. Ages 12–up.


(dist. by Consortium)


The Fabrick Weavers releases Sired by Stone by Andrew Post (Mar. 17, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-60542-606-8), ages 12–up. And Twin Willows Trilogy continues with In the Mouth of the Wolf by Nicole Maggi (June 9, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-60542-619-8), ages 12–up.


Shattered Memories by Susan Harris (June 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-63422-060-6). Will Alana be executed for a crime she does not remember committing? Ages 13–18.

Midpoint/Bunker Hill

Affectionate Farewell: The Story of Old Abe and Old Bob by Trudy Krisher, illus. by Bert Dodson (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.95, ISBN 978-1-59373-155-7), focuses on Abraham Lincoln’s horse. Ages 6–10.

Thinkies: A Young Reader’s Guide to Philosophy by Roberto Casati and Achille Varsi, illus. by Roberto Casati (May 1, hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-59373-156-4), compiles stories about characters who take philosophy very seriously. Ages 10–13.



Adventures in Cutie Patootie Land adds The Monster of Pink Lemonade Lagoon (Apr. 30, paper, $6.99, ISBN 978-1-879745-34-6), ages 8–12.

Midpoint/Clean Teen

Milayna by Michelle Pickett (Mar. 1, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-63422-038-5) launches a series starring a demi-angel who intervenes when danger threatens those around her. Ages 13–18.


Lost Imperials welcomes Prodigal & River (May 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-63422-047-7) by Sherry Ficklin and Tyler Jolley, ages 12–18. Abandoned adds The Hunted (Mar. 31, paper, $10.95, ISBN 978-1-63422-026-2), ages 13–18. Freedom issues Unspeakable by Michelle Pickett (Feb. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-63422-020-0), ages 14–18. And The Elementalist joins The Ransomed Souls by M.E. Cunningham (Feb. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-63422-058-3), ages 14–18.

Midpoint/Green Writers

Order of the Trees by Katy Farber (May 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-9909733-1-7). Found as a baby under a tree, Cedar shares her special woodland spot with a new friend. Ages 9–18.

Midpoint/Lambert Hill


Age of Amy adds Behind the Fun Zone by Bruce Edwards (June 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-0-9837604-6-7), ages 14–18.

Midpoint/Life Journey

Dysnomia: Outcasts on a Distant Moon by Jenny Story (May 1, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-77141-103-5). Layla sets out to prove that she can do anything a boy can do. Ages 8–13.



Midlands debuts with Dragon King by A. Yuan (June 1, paper, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-910282-36-6), ages 14–17.

Midpoint/MP Publishing

Servalius Window by Claudia White (Mar. 1, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-84982-232-9). This tale of destiny combines the ancient story of Gilgamesh and Chinese proverbs. Ages 7–12.


Trevor the Tortoise by Sarah Gray, illus. by Steven Coates, stars in Trevor’s Hairy Adventure (Feb. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-84982-228-2) and Trevor’s Toothy Tale (Feb. 1, paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-84982-229-9), ages 4–10.

Midpoint/Ripple Grove

Too Many Tables by Abraham Schroeder, illus. by Micah Monkey (Apr. 1, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-9913866-1-1). What happens when word gets out that a new restaurant needs tables? Ages 3–6.


Watch Your Back by Tracy Bilen (Apr. 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-939392-57-2). In Vermont, a risk-taking skier comes to Kate’s aid when multiple tragedies occur. Ages 14–18.


Running on Empty rolls on with Temporary High by Colette Ballard (May 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-63392-019-4), ages 14–18.



Vroom-Town launches with the Irish bilingual Eachtra Terry the Terrible Tractor Unit AG Cur Gach Rud Bunoscoinn by Emer Conlon (Mar. 1, paper, $11.49, ISBN 978-0-9573513-3-2), ages 4–8.


Pier 21 Stories from Near and Far by Anne Renaud (June 6, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-77050-294-9) documents the hardships and obstacles that 20th-century Canadian immigrants faced. Ages 5–8.

Mighty Media/Mighty Media Kids

(dist. by PGW)

Seaver the Weaver by Paul Czajak, illus. by the Brothers Hilts (Mar. 17, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-938063-57-2), introduces an orb spider who dreams up creative new web shapes by gazing at the stars. Ages 2–6.


Monster & Me welcomes Monster Needs a Party by Paul Czajak, illus. by Wendy Grieb (Apr. 14, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-938063-55-8), ages 2–6.

Mighty Media/Mighty Media Junior Readers

(dist. by PGW)

Series: Tristan Hunt and the Sea Guardians continues with The Shark Rider by Ellen Prager, illus. by Antonio Javier Caparo (May 1, paper, $9.95, ISBN 978-1-938063-51-0), ages 9–12.


(dist. by Legato)

Here She Is! by Catherine Leblanc, illus. by Eve Tharlet (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-988-8240-92-0). Little Bear finds a solution when he discovers being an older brother is not what he expected. Ages 3–5.

Luke & the Little Seed by Giuliano Ferri (Apr. 1, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-988-8240-94-4). A mouse learns a lesson about nature and patience when his grandfather gives him a seed for his birthday. Ages 3–5.

A White Butterfly by Laurie Cohen, illus. by Barbara Ortelli (Apr. 1, board book, $14.99, ISBN 978-988-8240-96-8). This book with die-cuts featuring butterflies introduces colors. Ages 3–5.

Peekaboo! by Giuliano Ferri (Apr. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-988-8240-93-7). Readers lift flaps to play peekaboo with various animals. Ages 3–5.


Jimi Lee Board Books offers Lines Everywhere by Jimi Lee (Apr. 1, board book, $12.99, ISBN 978-988-8240-95-1), ages 3–5. Joining minedition minibooks is The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde, illus. by Lisbeth Zwerger (Apr. 1, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-988-8240-99-9), ages 3–5. And new Yonezu Board Books by Yusuke Yonezu are Circles (Apr. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-988-8240-67-8), Moving Blocks (June 1, board book, $11.99, ISBN 978-988-8240-70-8), and Squares (Apr. 1, board book, $9.99, ISBN 978-988-8240-68-5), ages 3–5.


(dist. by IPG)

The Olympuss Games: Son of Spartapuss (Apr. 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-906132-81-1) and Eye of the Cyclaw by Robin Price, illus. by Chris Watson (June 1, paper, $11.99, ISBN 978-1-906132-83-5), are adventures set in an ancient Greece and Rome ruled by cats. Ages 6–8.


(dist. by Abrams)

Jake Makes a World: Jacob Lawrence, a Young Artist in Harlem by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, illus. by Christopher Myers (Apr. 7, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-0-87070-965-4), follows the creative adventures of this artist who grew up in New York City during the Harlem Renaissance. Ages 4–8.

Hurry Up and Wait by Maira Kalman and Daniel Handler (Apr. 7, hardcover, $15.95, ISBN 978-0-87070-959-3). The authors’ reflections and images by famous photographers spotlight the rhythms of daily life. Ages 10–up.


(dist. by IPG)

The Artisans by Julie Reece (May 26, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-692-33732-5). To clear her father’s debt, an aspiring fashion designer makes a deal with an arrogant man suspected of being a monster. Ages 12–up.

Fingers in the Mist by O’Dell Hutchison (Feb. 24, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-939765-65-9). Caitlyn has the power to stop the terror—if she’s willing to sacrifice herself to save those she loves. Ages 12–up.

Horror Business by Ryan Bradford (Feb. 17, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-692-33737-0). While a film student tries to finish his horror movie, kids from his town begin disappearing—including his twin brother. Ages 12–up.

I Heart Robot by Susanne Van Rooyen (Mar. 31, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-692-33733-2). Their love of music connects two teens who are on opposite sides of a conflict between humans and robots. Ages 12–up.

Into the Dark by Caroline Patti (May 26, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-942664-03-1). On the night of her 16th birthday party, a girl wakes up in a hospital in her best friend’s body. Ages 12–up.

Nobody’s Goddess by Amy McNulty (Apr. 21, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-692-33738-7). In a village where fate and love are dictated, a teen wants to be free to choose for herself. Ages 12–up.

The Perilous Journey of the Not So Innocuous Girl by Leigh Statham (Mar. 3, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-692-33734-9). A teen in 17th-century France follows her love interest when he goes in search of a better life. Ages 12–up.

Summer of the Oak Moon by Laura Templeton (Apr. 28, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-9862793-9-3). A girl’s relationship with an African-American college student challenges her Florida town’s prejudices. Ages 12–up.

Vessel by Lisa Cresswell (May 12, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-942664-01-7). When a solar storm destroys all technology, a teen is chosen to be the repository for all human knowledge. Ages 12–up.

Where The Staircase Ends by Stacy Stokes (Apr. 14, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-9862793-8-6). After an accident, Taylor climbs a staircase to the sky—and then plunges into the past. Ages 12–up.


Sinners moves on with Hunted by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki (Apr. 28, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-692-33728-8), ages 12–up.

Mountain Press


The No series offers Sweet Dreams, Wild Animals: A Story of Sleep by Eileen Meyer, illus. by Laurie Caple (Apr. 15, hardcover, $12, ISBN 978-0-87842-637-9), ages 4–9.